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Monday, December 27, 2010

Oh my. An unhinged person is in the DFQ2 foyer. What would Jesus do?

Her name is Denise Matteau. She showed up a few days ago in this blog's archives. (here, here, and here as Freedom is Sacred.)

Increasingly I became to notice her schtick wasn't adding up. Now we get to the heart of the controversy pertaining to free speech rights on a blog like this. There's a humble DFQ2 article titled Director Ed Wood Jr. Had No Talent And Was Racist. Denise wrote the following comment. I'm not going to approve it for that thread. It's not the nature of this blog to have much activity going on in the archives. I'm notified of new posts, but regular guy and gal readers aren't. It's basically time for Denise to realise in no uncertain terms that she's not wanted in the archives. If that's anti-free speech, I'm sorry. I don't mind new, relevant posts being added anywhere at DFQ2. But I feel the need to block her posts. If she wants to post on this specific thread, fine.

She wrote,
I listened to some Amos & Andy radio pieces a long time ago. They didn't seem racist in that form because it seemed like satire on the whole racist society, but that didn't carry over to television. Maybe because we naturally put ourselves into the role of the heard voice when listening to radio dialogue, but watching a screen, we remain "other" and the character is more of an object and we hold ourselves superior. Even the rural/urban thing came into play among African-Americans with relation to Amos & Andy being declared racist, because they naturally implied acceptance of their lot in life, which is more typical of any rural culture. The urban generation certainly was tired of accepting that injustice.

White people mocking black people isn't racist?

The radio show was clearly racist. I think the tv show was too, but at least it provided work for African-American actors and cut out that black face nonsense.

(scene from All in the Family mocking those who utilise the black face schtick)

There are not enough hours in the day to afford to do a full socratisation of Denise. In short, she and I are living in two very different worlds.

She believes in Jesus. Ok. It happens. She hates gay people or thinks they are sinners. As a leftier than thou, I can't go there.

The problem is Denise recently lost her daughter, and that sad event appears to be very tied in with her proselytising demeanor. It would be cruel to add salt to her wounds. What I'm saying is, I am in a dilemma. From the few links I'll provide, it's clear one could easily call her batshit insane, a troll, or even dare say with a pinkie to the side of mouth, cointelpro.

I fit her in the Diana Napolis category. Certain people, fragile and deluded to begin with, get involved with blogging and specifically internet conspiracy theory. Such people do not need ridicule. They need the services of a very talented psychologist and possibly a medication to calm the fock down.

noted psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley
(appropriately on the left)

Her daughter died very recently.
Sojourner Faith Jackson, 34, of Florence, MA. and formerly of Grafton, MA., passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010. Born in Northhampton, MA., she was the daughter of Denise (Matteau) Jackson of Austin, TX, and Kristinn Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson of North Grafton, MA.

Faith was currently a student at UMass Amherst and was a certified yoga instructor....
That makes it very difficult for me to go after Denise the way I'd like to. She needs to realise I'm part and parcel of stinking, leftist hippies who love black people, homosexuals, and especially lesbians. That's what the leftier than thou cult demands of its membership.

Is Rosie O'Donnell a secret admirer of DFQ2's
leftier than thouism?

Here's what Denise wrote over at Rick Ross' anti-cult blog. She was posting as dsm, until Rick Ross appropriately banned her "Praise the Lord, fags are evil fockers" schtick. Right click the link for a new window and check it out. It's got plenty of crazy hate in it.

For those who would like to do their own socratising, here's an easy tip. Go to Google. Type in " search terms" for any domain. There's no space between site: and the url and do not include the http part. I was able to track down various Denise posts at Rick Ross' forum by searching dsm. Here's one result.
The cult I was in was NatLFed, which ran alongside Larouche in many ways but was much larger and more deeply rooted in the college student population. Larouche's own lack of education limited his following, but NatLFed grew out of a coalescence of disaffected 60's-70's radicals out of the old SDS and Weather Underground and Black Panthers and it parasitically rode along with the Cesar Chavez movement (founder Gerry Doeden aka Gino Perente masqueraded as a Chavez-type organizer to attract the white liberal trust-fund-babies who couldn't get their elitist attitudes past Chavez's people)
Aaaah, things are starting to add up better. NatLFed stands for The National Labor Federation, and a quick looksie appears to confirm it is a cult. Now how a person goes from having hippie values to being a religious extremist and hater, you got me. I am not qualified to give Denise counseling. I recommend she chill out with her internet blogging and simultaneously find a therapist. She may not be as unhinged as Diana Napolis, but she's getting there.

There's an internet poster named Blues who has said he used to hang out with all types, from white supremacists to Black Panthers. Myself and donkeytale were starting to think he might have been in the LaRouche cult. Now I'm thinking Blues was probably a member of the National Labor Federation at some point. But I digress.

I see a new Denise comment has reached moderation. She's starting to see I am not a kindred spirit to her schtick. This one she intended to show up on the Parental Kidnapping Wave Tied to Satanic Ritual Abuse, Mind Control Schtick thread linked to above.
Excuse me, but I aplogize for starting this conversation. You twisted my remark about "eccentric" groups to claim I am referring to all "cults" as merely eccentric. I can provide links aplenty, but after your incredibly bigotted and ignorant remark about the state of Utah, I doubt you would accept reading them without twisting them, I doubt you will even read them, but will come up with some other excuse for avoiding logical, critical thought.

Nevertheless, you can go to yourself (as I point out in the articles you don't want to read, and in the videos you don't want to watch, which contain quotes) and read their own description of appointing themselves to "work with" people in other groups which anyone capable of logical thinking can see means that they appoint themselves to invade other groups. You can also read in their own site that they do this at the hired request of families. They link to the safge-house site, which posts a fee of $3,000 per month.

I know you are not going to read any of this because you are a LIBERAL. And you KNOW EVERYTHING. And those people in Utah are animals in your eyes (cattle, maybe?) as are all others, but that is not racism or ignorance when it is voiced by a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, of course not.

Soc, we are done here. Intelligent people of all backgrounds can see the facts, and will click and look and google for themselves.

You are making it very obvious that I am wasting my time and your blog space, because you clearly have no intention of challenging your own mind to think about the fact that Massachusetts has become the Berlin of the new Fascist Homeland. It's very ironic, what's more, if you really had any liberal sense, you'd consider the incredible irony of George Mather being a descendant of Cotton Mather, carrying on the family tradition the way he is.

Cool. I mean it's cool she's gonna stop dropping posts all over the DFQ2 archives.

Related Link/Videos:

Worst Celebrity Stalkers Creep Back into Headlines (excerpt)
Celebrity stalkers have been around since movie stars first hit it big in the '20s, and they've popped up regularly in headlines and in A-lister's backyards ever since.

Here are the 10 worst celebrity stalkers ever.

Diana Napolis – Steven Spielberg & Jennifer Love Hewitt

Diana Napolis first got into a shoving match with Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom outside a San Diego radio station in 2002. She believed Hewitt, Steven Spielberg and other prominent Hollywood figures were part of a powerful satanic cult bent on controlling the minds of America's youth. In defense of accusations of harassment by Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Napolis alleged that the couple had implanted a microchip (a "soul catcher") into her brain. The judge didn't budge on the claim. In 2003, Napolis was put on psychiatric medication and ordered to stay away from the stars for 10 years.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Stalker

Bill Maher exposes Mormon religion

Friday, December 24, 2010

DFQ2 Gone Kooky

If there's one conspiracy theory mucho dificultad to challenge, it's the JFK Assassination. Those who try to debunk it end up either looking like a chump shill or closed-minded skeptic.

I won't cover every angle of it. There's simply too much.

Who do I think was behind the killing? Rogue CIA. It was an inside job. JFK's leftier than thou status may be overrated, but he did present a roadblock for the neocons' ancestors.

I'm not saying there aren't certain things presented by believers that couldn't be socratised. But there is simply too much that cannot be denied. The easy way out is to say kooky is as kooky does, that Oswald acted alone.

I'm not really big into wrestling. One part of it I find quite enjoyable is when the wrestlers, promoters, et al start going drama queen. There are just so many fake metal chairs to the head, quadruple bounces off the ropes, and face rakes one's eyes can take before yawning. But the over the top drama, that never gets stale when done well.

Jesse Ventura brings that kind of schtick to his conspiracy show. It makes for good entertainment. Here are some of his bad points. He includes too many strawmen on his programs. He also tends to overhype his investigative team coming up with new info, when in fact he's merely regurgitating what most already know or is available elsewhere. Yet, he is fairly good at not getting too kooky.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 1

The first segment is tough to accept as proof though possibly true. I find it tough to believe Jesse Ventura has become the Julian Assange of television. Some guy in a wheelchair hands Jesse documents alleged as classified. He says a CIA agent gave them to him years ago, when he had been working on the story.

The documents, according to Jesse, speak of an Operation 40 plan to assassinate JFK, because he wouldn't give them a second chance to kill Castro, invade Cuba, or whatnot after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Kennedy would be shot, and Castro would take the blame leading to his own demise. That kind of makes sense and would line up with Oswald's claim of being a patsy.

Ventura went on to theorise this could then be tied to Watergate, since JFK assassination suspects such as E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis later were in on that schtick. Jesse said Nixon was probably set up, because he was getting a bit too interested in finding out what really went down with JFK's murder. That could be considering what was revealed in the Nixon tapes. Unfortunately, such conjecture sounds kookified.

Revelations and gaps on Nixon tapes
In the same conversation, Nixon gave new fodder for conspiracy theorists who question whether Lee Harvey Oswald was the only shooter involved in the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Referring to the report by the Warren Commission, "it was the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated," Nixon said. He did not elaborate why he questioned the report.
The grassy knoll has probably been the biggest thorn in the official, lone gunman explanation. Jesse interviewed Bill Newman. Wow, this The Dallas Morning News article features the Newmans as some of the few remaining witnesses still alive. But it doesn't inform the readers where Bill Newman believes the head shot came from. His family was perhaps the closest to the limousine when the fatal shot was fired. I'm not saying this writer is a paid shill. He might simply be the proverbial useful idiot.

With 45 years of practice, Bill Newman repeats what he saw on Nov. 22, 1963, dispassionately and in quick order....

The presidential murder has been so thoroughly investigated, and the witnesses so often interviewed, that their diminishing ranks won't affect the narrative of that weekend in Dallas, said Vincent Bugliosi, author of the exhaustive Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

"If there's any other witness out there and they haven't told the story by now, you can be 99.99 percent sure they don't have anything new to say," said Mr. Bugliosi, who lives in Los Angeles.
Bugliosi comes off bad on the Ventura show. He ends up going Bill O'Reilly cut the mike style on Jesse. According to Bugliosi, there's nothing to see here, move along.

This is what Newman said to Jesse Ventura. He had only been about fifteen feet away from Kennedy, when the most tragic, important bullet was fired.
As the President's car turned left onto Elm Street, probably some 100 feet or less than us, the first two shots rang out.... Just as the car got straight in front of us, the third shot rang out. The side of President Kennedy's head blew off. You could see the brain matter and blood fly up.... I thought the shot had come from directly behind.

Bill Newman was interviewed by the FBI, but the Warren Commission totally ignored him. The photo above this one was taken after the shots had been fired. The Newman's had changed position in order to protect their children. In short, Bill Newman says the head shot came from the grassy knoll. Back and to the left.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 2

I'm not going to give a play by play analysis of the rest of the video. Folks can check it out for themselves. There were a lot of important things covered. I liked the way Jesse tried to reenact how Oswald could have allegedly fired off three shots in such a short period of time and with such a balky weapon.

The segment on E. Howard Hunt was interesting too. It is also beyond belief that George Bush did not know his whereabouts the day of the shooting. Everyone knew where they were when it happened. I wasn't alive, but for similar big events I will never forget where I was, such as when the Space Challenger blew up or 9/11. George Bush had actually been in Dallas that day according to a declassified document. Wow.


Then there's this declassifed FBI document. It's tough to read, but the last paragraph speaks of a George Bush from the CIA. Oooopsies.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 3

A few years ago, E. Howard Hunt confessed to having been involved in the assassination. He did so on his deathbed. He also looked remarkably similar to one of the famous "three tramps" photographed at Dealey Plaza, as did Frank Sturgis. Debunkers claim professionals deduced differences in the photos that our blind eyes cannot. I think the dudes could have altered their look with makeup. If Hollywood can change an actor's appearance, I'm sure the CIA can. The three tramps had been arrested just to the west of the grassy knoll after being found hanging out in a boxcar. They were well-dressed and clean-shaven for hobos. Somehow the Dallas Police has no record of their arrests, fingerprints, or mug shots. That's not the stuff.

Those adamant Oswald acted alone are full of something stinky. Heck, Oswald might not have been involved in any of the crime. And this is without even asking how the fock Jack Ruby was able to stroll into a police station and kill Lee Harvey Oswald. My gut instinct says the kid was 100% innocent.

Lee Harvey Oswald "I'm just a patsy"

Related links (right click for new windows):
Lee Harvey Oswald interview with William K Stuckey part 1

The Killing Of Lee Harvey Oswald

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Donkeyman Cometh, Assange Probably Trapped by CIA Honeypot, and a Geoengineering Moratorium

Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin Accusing Julian Assange of Rape!

So I came across the 1973 movie version of The Iceman Cometh. I was pumped and jacked. It was the final movie done by two greats, Fredric March and Robert Ryan. Problems started straight away. Whoever uploaded the thingie to youtube didn't set the volume loud enough. I dug as hard as I could, but it wasn't ear cheese making the film difficult to hear.

two of the best of all time, no doubt

I also couldn't help but yawn like Leo the MGM Lion. It's not that I'm averse to high brow intellectualism. In fact, as a leftier than thou, I thrive on it. But it was getting late, and I could barely make out the dialogue. I figured let's go mosey over to IMDB and see what the fockers is up with this flick.

The thing runs for nearly four hours. Nope, not gonna watch it. Wouldn't be prudent, as George Bush used to say.

In cases like this, where a movie for whatever reasons is out of my reach to sit through, yet there is a historic troll relevance, I make sure to read up on other sources ensuring I am hip, hep, and that's the stuff.

I began to see amazing similarities between the Hickey salesman character played by Lee Marvin and our capitalist friend donkeytale from Texas, or Texass as he misspellicises it.

Hickey was trying to sell the idea to his anarchist and otherwise drunken barmates that they should give up their pipedreams and boozing. With donkeytale, substitute blogging for the sauce, and they are the same dude.

With his sales pitch, Hickey told the lads he wasn't necessarily telling them to stop their current drinking, only that they eventually should. Eugene O'Neill through Hickey was showing that proselytizing is usually a mere projection of one's own flaws. Donkeytale knows the blogosphere is fake. He knows as a buddhadonkra, that he is part and parcel of its fall from grace. Or in other words, let he who is without sin, cast the first ad hominem.

It turned out Hickey was just trolling. He symbolised the hypocrisy of both the Church and Prohibition Movements. I won't say more, for it would give away the ending, just in case someone actually desires to sit through four hours of a movie or read the play.

This last week, donkeytale got off to a strong start with his Cyber God of Infotainment schtick. He effectively used rhe Assange story as an example of why "community blogging" doesn't work, and that there truly is a fake left. We have seen the fake left, and it is us, blah, blahg, Bertold Blecht.

Something hits the zeitgeist. It then gets chewed on, bubbles are blown, toothpicks are digging away at info kernels getting lodged in one's teeth. It is not so different a process from when we were all glued to the tv watching OJ Simpson being chased by 179 copper cars at ten miles per hour. Then came the trial!

It# Becomes# A# Waste# Of# Time# Exclamation Point.

Dingleberry links to dumbass. Shitforbrains quotes fockface. Greenwald this. Olbermann that. This is how the blogosphere works and ultimately fails. The fake left becomes just another puppet show. Few wait for the dust to settle. Even fewer attempt to make logical sense of whatever dust particles they can trap for analysing.

Here are my few beefs with what donkeytale has done the last week.

*** He cross-posted his schtick way too much. Ok, cross-post the main entry a bunch of places for prepostericity, that's one thing. But now he's cross-posting his ensuing comments at each place? Get yer ice-cold coke. Spam. We've got spam. Anyone ever hear of Clooneygate? That was when Arianna Huffington took a bunch of various interview comments by George Clooney, strung them together out of context, and then promoted it as being an original Clooney blog entry. It was as donkeytale would describe, "RIOTOUS!"

Clooney was justifiably ripped. The piece made him look like an idiot with close to zero writing skills. Donkeytale risks experiencing the same kind of embarrassment from copying and pasting his comments out of context onto threads across the dying soapblox dynasty.

*** I don't like how donkeytale continues to post at blogs that have violated the sacred tenets of free speech. He continues to post at Granny Writing and FSZ despite their grotesque peeing on Peeder's Political Flesh Feast legacy. It should come as no surprise that some of the same people have big time power at both places.

I'm not really trying to rip into donkeytale too much. It's just been a while since I blogged something, and this is the crap I've come up with. Plus, donkeytale lives for this kind of confrontation, even if it isn't really 100% sincere or accurate.

Nonetheless, I do think I've made some good points here. One of his copy and paste spam comments has spread the idea that Ardin as a CIA honeypot has been debunked. I don't think so. I'd like to know more about the company she worked for which has CIA ties. Is this a Hal Turner backfire all over again? The FBI brought charges against him for being a provocateur. But it surfaced that Turner was being paid by the FBI to be an agent provocateur. The FBI continued to go after Turner, and each step of the way they looked like even worse cointelpro chumps than the day before.

Anna Ardin appears to have backed off from her CondomGate allegations and has virtually disappeared. Is this because she has been working for the CIA or some offshoot as Turner received paystubs from the FBI? It's possible her ties to them are a coincidence and don't mean much. I think they do and will provide links so people can decide for themselves.

Donkeytale is trying too hard to say there's no there there and that's that. Granted there isn't much available info on this one aspect. This is a case of us having to wait for the dust to settle or take the initiative and seek out whatever info we can find.

I think Anna Ardin is CIA, and her job was to literally and figuratively fock with Assange evil Janine Bond style. The name is Bond. Janine Bond.

The links are out there. Donkeytale either missed them or is probably CIA. too. I do recall he stood up for Big Al Giordano when that chump was getting his arse kicked at DFQ2 by myself and then The Last Name Left.

Some psychiatrist from San Francisco with a Masters degree put together a blog clinic on this story. I thank him for this.

Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group

Anna Ardin has clearly been fricken CIA; Maybe not an exact employee, but more like doing contract work for them or an affiliate on behalf of their campaign for kinder and gentler imperialism.

Here's a free translation service for Swedish to English. It may not be perfect, but if one looks at those articles she wrote, one can see she was pimping for the CIA's Cuba and "regime change" strategies.

Well-respected McClatchy Newspapers has piped in with its own schtick.

Accuser of WikiLeaks' Assange is Linked to Cuban Dissidents by Juan O. Tamayo
(excerpt) Ardin visited Cuba about four times between 2002 and 2006 as a representative of Swedish social democrats, said Manuel Cuesta Morua, head of Cuba's Arco Progresista, a social-democratic dissident group.

She later wrongly alleged that some European funds for Cuban dissidents had been mishandled, Cuesta Morua said by telephone from Havana. He was told that she was born in Cuba, he added, but never confirmed it with her.

Hmmm. Social Democrats. Aaaah. What their real name should be is the Fake Lefty Party.

Cuba: “very repressive”
(excerpts) Last week, Harold Meyerson, writer for the Washington Post and DSA member, posted a link to Freedom House in his editorial about the importance of the Labor movement. At the Freedom House site you will find a survey of worker freedoms throughout the world. And in that report you will find that Cuba is rated “very repressive”. This will come as no surprise to anyone here at Social Democrats USA. But some members of DSA find attacks on Cuba’s human rights record as “not helpful”....

I continue to be amazed at the number of Communist sympathizers still existing in America’s Left. Report after report, including first hand accounts by American leftists, about the ravages of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China have been provided over the past 50 years. And yet there are many on the left who choose to ignore them. They look through their rose colored glasses and say things like, “the revolution had its flaws, but its good points too”. Also there’s, “this anti-Castro stuff borders on the old Right-Shactmanite attitude”. Wake up people! Shachtman was right about Communism. It has no place in our efforts as democratic socialists.
Is it me, or is it strange that these better dead than red paranoics share the same party name with Hitler? Why are they so hell-bent on representing themselves as leftists, when they clearly are snot? This author doesn't even know how to italicise newspapers or where to put the punctuation at the end of quotes. I hate to be grammar police, but to be honest, I am sick and tired of all these focking, fake, left tools.




I admit I've done some censorship at DFQ2 which opens me up to accusations of fake lefty hypocrisy. However, I haven't done much of that. There's basically been one or two house trolls I got fed up with. This also isn't that big a blog with that many comments coming through. I'm not saying it's a pizza for one. But it's not one of those Big Al's I'll be over at seven p.m. dinner entrees.

product placement or funny screenshot?

The blogger software just doesn't allow for any supersized blog growth. There is a ceiling. I don't respect donkeytale posting at FSZ. They stole the Peeder legacy and shat on it. My Left Wing was the first anti-Kos blog. It failed. Due to its lame treatment of Francis Holland and others, Peeder started Political Flesh Feast. Certain members there drove him off his own blog, and he closed shop.

Those same people were involved with the creation of FSZ. These are the same people who stabbed DFQ in the back. These are the same people who have banned bloggers despite no rules being broken. They have deleted whole threads and posts depsite again no rules being broken. To repeat, that's the blog which claimed it was taking over Peeder's free speech legacy. I don't understand why donkeytale would still post there. Maybe he is more like Socrates than me. Maybe he feels like remaining at places that don't deserve his presence, as the fake lefties from old-school Athens didn't deserve to be in the same room with the original Socrates. Maybe donkeytale feels he is doing the noble gesture by acting as the defiant "whackjob troll" fighting the good fight against those who have shit on Peeder's legacy. Maybe that's the stuff.

Geoengineering Moratorium

I'll keep this short and simple. One of my few blogger friends Isard has posted the following info.

link to his thread

(excerpt)NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC Group.
This is very good news. We don't need no stinking frankenscientists tampering with the skies. Many people would like us to think that all "persistent contrails" are a result of aviation emissions interacting with necessary, atmospheric conditions. While I personally don't believe so-called "chemtrails" are for geoengineering, I do believe this is just one more example of how "chemtrails" as a theory is not akin to saying the moon is made out of cheese.

My blogging schtick used to focus in on this story. My goal was to dekookify the topic. Once that goal was accomplished, I moved on.

Check this out. Here was a patent titled Process for absorbing ultraviolet radiation using dispersed melanin United States Patent 5286979.

This patent may have been withdrawn, but the thing is, the military has declared climate change as an issue of national security. That means they don't have to disclose what they are up to in the skies.

I personally believe the "chemtrails" have been primarily used to protect the Earth's surface from harmful uv-b rays reaching it due to a depleted ozone layer. The problem, however, is that there seems to be a lot of collateral damage, as in a rise in upper respiratory illness and neurological disorders. In short, when it comes to such Dr. Evil bandaid approaches, there are pesky snags called social and legal implications.

Finding one major bit of evidence resulted in myself going with the ozone theory for "chemtrails." Geoengineering would basically take place way up in the stratosphere. Many of these "persistent contrail" events have been witnessed in the troposphere, much too low to bounce solar energy back into space.

Check out what noted experts on the ozone layer, Paul Crutzen and colleague Bruhl had to say about the relationship between ozone and uv-b rays.
Ozone in the troposphere and particularly in the boundary layer play an important role in surface UV budgets. Brühl and Crutzen (1989) indicated the disproportionate role that tropospheric ozone plays in UV-B absorption; more scattering events in the lower atmosphere due to greater molecular and aerosol scattering effectively lengthen the ozone path length in the troposphere, thus making a given quantity of ozone in the troposphere more effective in attenuating UV-B than an equal amount of ozone in the stratosphere.

Related Reading: Geoengineering and Hard Science Made Easy

From the above link, here's what I have left of a Rolling Stone article no longer available at the original link.

Can Dr. Evil Save The World?
Forget about a future filled with wind farms and hydrogen cars. The Pentagon's top weaponeer says he has a radical solution that would stop global warming now -- no matter how much oil we burn

Nov 03, 2006

Illustration by Jonathan Barkat

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Cyber Gods of Infotainment

Hey now fake left

Of course, nothing shockingly revelatory, nor really even mildly interesting, has been obtained from the leaks themselves. Primarily, these are low level diplomatic communiques, and as anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with British cold war spy literature knows, diplomats aren't ever privvy to the real games of international intrigue which lie beneath the public surface.

Julian Assange is now a hero, and rightfully so, as he battles with the hostile forces of world governments, particularly the US, in an unprecedented public relations media war over freedom of speech, freedom of the internet, and freedom of the press.

Complete transparency of the public sphere will someday obtain a court hearing, but it isn't at all clear that one will happen around Assange or WikiLeaks. There is too much to lose on both sides to bring this thing to court, IMHO.

The court martial of the pitiable Bradley Manning will surely be used to warn off future leakers who work for the goverment and hold security clearances. Manning is the man who suffers from this affair, and unfortunately, has really only himself to blame for his outing and subsequent arrest. In fact, the very same can be said for the self-described James Bond of journalism, who blamed two of his "fans" for his legal problem in Sweden.

The lesson that every blogger already knows: never trust anybody you meet on the internet.

There has been much sabre rattling rhetoric from an embarrassed US Government, some coerced corporate backlash against WikiLeaks and a sustained, rather weak but of course well-hyped retaliation of sorts by the teenaged "revolutionaries" of 4chan, whose computer game tactics have generated lots of heat, disavowal from Assange, and have had little to no effect on the commerce of its targets.

So far, the corporations seem to be winning this cyber-battle, which is still interesting and maybe even possibly game changing, nonetheless. 4chan and affiliated sites have actually suffered more downtime than the sites they have attacked. None of the credit cards have experienced any actual loss or slowing of their processing businesses. But, 4chan is not done yet and are disseminating their DDoS software to more people every day, who are joining in the game. The size of the game matters more than the results. Which side you are on matters, too. I am backing the kids, because, after all, the children are the future.

To date, the US Government has not sought an indictment, despite heavily publicised breathless rumours by Assange's legal team to the contrary, nor had they taken any legal action at all to suppress WikiLeak's release of the cables or previous disclosures. They have announced that they are looking into avenues for prosecution, but as Greenwald and many others have pointed out, there seems to be zero legal basis for such action.

For his hesitation, President Obama will face the vituperation of the Republicans in time, unless he wilts pre-emptively, as is his style, and his AG finds some bogus grounds on which to indict Assange, either for espionage or conspiracy to steal secret government documents. The espionage gambit seems almost laughable, and conspiracy would require evidence that Assange materially aided and encouraged Bradley Manning's leaking activities.

Julian Assange, it should be fairly noted, has created a new media business model that is likely to be copied and spread, regardless of his personal fate. He has demonstrated a wide range of courage, intelligence, egomania, as well as stupidity. He has and will continue to gain fame and fortune from his activities, even in the very unlikely event that he ends up behind bars for the leaks.

As with most entrepreneurs, however, he will likely not be the one to maximize the success of his creation. That will probably come later, in subsequent iterations of the new form. One such,, started by former WikiLeaks staffers who became disenchanted with Assanges hubris and moved on, opens for business on Monday. This is a modified model that likely has a better chance for longterm sustainability: acting solely as a clearinghouse between the leakers and the media. Assange's model is to be the media and the front man, a sort of cult of personality. The leakers lose all control over their efforts once Assange takes over the process with the media, although as we have seen, it is leakers who bear the brunt of the legal burden. OpenLeaks promises to be different. Time will tell.

Like most truly creative people, Assange has both soared the heights and scoured the depths, and in the age of the infoboobtubes, has done so in a remarkably short span of time.

Without a doubt, Julian Assange is the historic troll.

His coming legal challenges, if he has any, will be landmark international media events without precedent. Will the internet remain free? Is it free now? Will the piracy of the anonymous groups lead to a severe conservative backlash like occurred in reaction to the activism of the 1960s/70s New Left?

Julian Assange is a transcendent celebrity, trending hotter than the Texas sun in August. Indictments will only increase and extend his worldwide stature. Conviction seems impossible without publicly railroading him, which in turn would make him a worldwide martyr on the level of a cyber-Mandela.

The very first virgin sacrifice offered to the cyber Gods of infotainment.

Yes, that statement too is overhype, as is so much in this important, yet banal, saga unfolding in real time inside a million servers housed in thousands of undisclosed locations somewhere near you.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Banned For Speaking Truth To Blogmaids

I signed up to a website named writing in the raw. An internet troll named Melvin has deleted a diary I wrote along with one post. He is now implying myself and donkeytale are the same person. Donkeytale claims he too had a diary deleted. Here's an exchange between two blogmaids.
undercovercalico: For all I know..... You/Socrates deleted it yourself and just waved the finger at melvin for a fun game. Or somebody other than melvin pulled the trigger...... Who knows? Maybe it was me. or the Green Hornet.

Melvin: Wait. I han't thought of that. Are these the same person? Because I did delete socrates.
That's the same, tired schtick mattyJack has spun at his loser FSZ blog, that we are the same person. I was banned by Melvin because of the diary I posted, not the comment. I coherently explained how the FSZ gang operates. Melvin is part and parcel of that. I presented oral history of how they stole Peeder's legacy. It was top-notch Meta. It was setting the record straight. The second half concerned "chemtrails." I'll repost the diary and a screenshot of the one post I made.

Ex-Kos Kop Blogmaids, the Internet Zeitgeist, and Chemtrails
by: socrates

The scariest part of this blog is Daily Kos is linked to as a favourite.

Why would you do that?

Moulitsas thinks the CIA is a liberal institution with its heart in the right place. He came within a nose hair of working for them.

Yet you continue to prop up that fake lefty.

This is why donkeytale loves the whiteysphere!

My Left Wing was the first attempt to create a super blog out of the dung which is Daily Kos. Once it became obvious that Mary Scott O'Connor wasn't fit to be leader of the ex-Kos Kop blogmaids, Peeder set up the Political Flesh Feast. It lasted one year.

Then an immature troll stole that legacy by starting FSZ. Deja Vu all over again took place as with MSOC's failure. The blog owner forgot why his place had become popular. He threw Dave From Queens under the bus. He came up with one scam after another- unfair bannings, idiotic made-up scenarios, etc., a 180 degree turn from Peeder's vision.

The same thing would happen to FSZ that afflicted MLW. Those who made the place lively were driven off by crusty ex-Kos Kop blogmaids who spoke of blog wreckers and whackjobs. History recently repeated itself, as Francis Holland was driven off of FSZ in a manner similar to how the MLW bores had done.

When the most interesting bloggers are driven off, what you are left with are irrelevant blogs with no entertainment value. You are merely left with a new outlet for blog Koppers to dominate.

Back in the day there was a fairly popular philosopher named Joseph Dirt. Many remember him for having a funky looking mullet. I looked beyond that and took heed of his adage, "It's all about the consumer."

I will now attempt to wrap up this mailed-in diary. Donkeytale requested that I write a bit about chemtrails. Since it's all about the consumer, here goes. This too shall be mailed in. That's the stuff!

Many people bury their heads in the sand when it comes to the debate over whether chemtrails are real or are just normal aviation contrails that hit certain atmospheric conditions.

I took the following screenshots a couple years ago from a youtube video no longer available. Check out how a jet flies below, through, and then above a so-called persistent contrail without any trail forming off the engines. This says it all.

Debunkers will have an answer for everything. They are set in their ways and will label chemtrails a whackjob hoax no matter what. In this case, they'll simply ignore the above or claim it was photoshopped.

Here's a video clip of a Pacific Northwest weatherman laying it on the line, that not all contrails are contrails.

Well, I'm not one who's into reinventing the wheel. One can go to the top section of this blog and read up on my chemtrail schtick, if interested. (My other blog is called DFQ2 and can be found here. Donkeytale also blogs there on occasion.)

The main problem is there is too much kooky garbage on the net which perverts the obvious into being science fiction and paranoia. So if you google chemtrails and whatnot, you're going to be led 99.99% of the time to garbage links.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mentally Disturbed Teenager Arrested For Participating In FBI Script

There was a reality show called Joe Schmoe. All the participants were actors except for one. A similar event recently took place in Oregon. But instead of receiving $100,000, the new Joe Schmoe is facing a long prison sentence.

Here's an AP article which explains it all.

Oregon bomb-plot suspect wanted 'spectacular show'

He started thinking about "aiming higher" at 15. He had family problems. He unfortunately became sympathetic to dumbass terrorism. Someone tipped off the FBI that the kid might be trouble. Mohamud was trying to email someone overseas. An agent then stepped in and initiated contact with the youngster telling him he was an associate of the person who wasn't returning his emails.

Long story short, the FBI created a fictitious crime in order to entrap this individual. The kid was basically arrested for a thought crime. Think about that. But not too much. You might be arrested. [/Orwell's 1984]

This is the same FBI that worked closely with Hal Turner in order to "flush out the crazies."

What I would have done is have a Muslim youth advocate meet with the kid and let him know the FBI was aware of his desires to commit mass violence. Yeah, I'm a bleeding heart liberal and proud to be so. The juvenile court system creates criminals. This guy is of legal age but is still very young. Instead of perhaps getting through to him, getting him counseling, etc., he will probably eventually become the terrorist they don't want him to be.

Wow, I just googled "fbi entrapment muslims" and got 56,500 results. With all due respect to Francis Holland, "Markos Moulitsas CIA" is only generating 25,300 results. Anyway, this Keystone KKKopper [/donkkkeytale] angle is the side of the story the Associated Press failed to cover. That's not fair and balanced. Here's one result.

FBI director questioned about Muslim relations
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The controversy over reports of an FBI informant infiltrating southern California mosques and the FBI’s overall conduct toward American Muslims were subjects of a Senate hearing last month, generating vague answers from FBI Director Robert Mueller and generating even more concern in a community already feeling fearful and unfairly targeted in a post-9/11 era. In the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held on Capitol Hill, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) was tough on Mueller.

“Can you determine and report to this committee whether mosques have been entered by FBI agents or informants without disclosing their identities under the authority of the attorney general guidelines and, if so, how many?” Feingold asked....

Said the OC Register editorial: “The FBI’s activities have led a consortium of Muslim groups to ‘consider suspending ongoing outreach efforts with the FBI.’ We can hardly blame them. Perhaps the Obama administration will rethink this counterproductive and un-American strategy.”

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This is Why I Love the Whiteysphere

I think he put up this specific entry in a bald attempt to steal mojo generated by the Across N. 24th Street dairy.

True dat, Soc, one diary certainly led to another, and fairleft is competitive that way, but in that sense I am pleased that mine spurred this one because Byron's is truly excellent work and it brilliantly responds and extends the discussion thats been building across the pwoggie division of the whiteysphere for a few weeks now, since the mid term elections and the Demotard's typically tepid reaction.

"What to do?"

The call and response fueling of the fire in diaries and threads is what makes this type of blog interesting. The discussion we are having here is of course verboten on most blogs and it would have been a livelier discussion two or three years ago when there was a much larger group of interesting and offbeat characters actually participating in the threads.

Where have they all gone? Victims of another vicious round of lay-offs or just re-assigned to monitor the more "important" blogs?

Today we are down to the few, the proud, the hard bitten addicts of the fake left. What does Gilroy call us? Dick thumpers? Great username, that.

Gilroy would fit right in here but he became turned off by all the Meta absurdity (alot for which I was responsible) at PFF and never has posted here or at FSZ to my knowledge.

I read the WWF banning thread which was drearily predictable but what really cracked me up was the presence of Miep. That chick shows up everywhere, and always dispensing Chicken Soup for the Blog Admin's Soul along her merry way.


She reminds me of that woman of a certain age who used to post at BooMan and then at PFF. She had a similar knack for showing up in the middle of every huge meta blowout, like one of those movie star caricatures who wonders into and out of a whack Looney Tunes scene, y'know, Bogie dangling a Camel. "Stake a fellow American to a Meal?" while passing through the North Pole, or wtf, in the midst of Daffy battling Elmer Fudd in another of their to the death grudge matches.

She usually added some patented geezer wisdom and her calming spirit smack dab in the middle of the usual blog dystopia.

Scribe....she was a retired RN or wtf....where have you gone, scribe?

Miep writes an occasionally pretty fucking great poem.
Here upon the mountaintops
that don't exist
I stand, waving my arms, for a moment

and then standing still, looking around at the sky
which is all dark, but there should be stars

here soon. Because the clouds
don't last forever.

no clouds ever last forever.

Meanwhile, the hum occurs
it sings like locusts
like grillen
and all of those other unnameable critters
that bump in the night.

And there I am, in the dark
Waiting for stars, or comets, or wind, or anything

With the world singing
in all its craziness
its crazed song breaks
its crazed metaphors
and everything else that breaks.

And there I am
starting to listen
starting to dance

And the wind starts up
my skirts fluff up

And I don't even wear skirts.
Not ever.

And, now here are the frogs!
They are singing to me
even though they all died a long time ago.

They sing, as I sit in my rocking chair
that suddenly wasn't there a minute ago

And I dance in my chair, old lady I am
Dancing in my skirts
that were never there

To the frogs
that are gone.

I have a problem generally with people repackaging another person's work into a diary without being granted the author's permission beforehand, like, ahem, you tend to do. And which is why I'm doing it here too, of course. Because I can.

But Byron's work especially, since it contains some very controversial ideas, the kind that could very well draw the attention of the Maxwell Smart Brigades, if you know what I mean.

In fact, my first reaction was that Fairleft is a potted plastic plant here cleverly tipping off his handlers to add another potential terrorist to the watchlist without any of us suspecting....but, since I can't produce the paystubs...

[Socrates impersonation alert]

IMHO, if Fairleft became Byron's Boswell, the two of them would definitely go places together.....and I promise both I'll always bring them cigarettes on visitor's day after they land there....

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hollywood Censorship as an Indicator of Traditional American Fascism

scene from Waterloo Bridge

Donkeytale's going to be mad at me. For one, I don't think he likes my mentioning him in these entrees. Though I think deep down, he loves the attention. His biggest whine usually has to do with his thinking I am always pushing his dairies down to the bottom of the page, as soon as they are posted. To quote Steve Martin, "Well, excuuuuusee me!" In my defense, I have sent in nomination papers to Meta Magazine for him to be considered for blogger of the month. His new one is pretty good. It's directly below this one, which I admit is of the mail-in variety. He gave props to community activists from Milwaukee. It's pure leftier than thou material. That's the stuff. Now let's get back to my old movie fetish.

There's no getting around the fact that the Hays Code ruined much of Hollywood, and that it never fully recovered. Fascist, authoritarian tentacles reach into every facet of American society. Business, education, military, politics, media, those are the biggies. The world of cinema has not been immune.

A dumbass will not recognise this as truth. He or she will label it anti-American hyperbole. That is why society can be whittled down to two factions, piggies versus leftier than thous.

I thought I had a semi-original entry in the works concerning Waterloo Bridge. But then I found this link, The Tortured But Triumphant Saga of Waterloo Bridge by Mick LaSalle. Its thesis pretty much is the same for what I came up with. The 1931 version of Waterloo Bridge was pure brilliance, while the more well-known 1940 version was rubbish. Mick's first two paragraphs were almost word for word what I was going to present for my opening.
There are two film versions of the Robert Sherwood play, Waterloo Bridge, one made during censorship in 1940 and the other made before censorship in 1931. If you want to see what the Code did to movies, watch both. If you just want to see a good picture, watch the 1931 version....

The 1940 version is some nonsense about a ballerina (Vivien Leigh) who throws herself off a bridge. The 1931 version is about an American showgirl who gets stranded in London at the start of World War I and becomes a prostitute. Either that or starve. It's one of the earlier pre-Codes that presents a prostitute, not only sympathetically, but as romantically viable and someone a guy should want to marry.
It's a good article. Unfortunately, Mick got the 1940 ending wrong. Leigh did not throw herself off the bridge. I can't fault him too much. Great movie critics such as ourselves are prone to make some mistakes. I think in a previous entry, I theorised that Clark Gable gave up on having good breath when his love Jean Harlow died. I should've written Carole Lombard. Anyway, he continued:
The picture stars Mae Clarke, best known for getting a grapefruit in the face from James Cagney in a movie called The Public Enemy.

face meet grapefruit

I apologise for some spoilers in this blog entry. If you haven't seen the original yet and are into classic movies, see it first and then come back. Do not watch the remake, unless you want to to check out American censorship in action. Let's start by looking at the original.

The story was simple but powerful and openly hostile towards capitalism and war. Myra was working as a chorus girl right before the onset of WW1. When the show she was in closed, she and her friend Kitty were left in poverty with no prospects. They went into prostitution to survive. This is a similar theme to a Chinese classic I looked at months ago called The Goddess, prostitution as state induced victimhood.

Roy was a grunt in the British army and met Myra on Waterloo Bridge during an air raid. That was a hangout for women selling their bodies, if they wanted to cover rent and have food on the table.

In the original, Roy was an innocent 19 year old. He had no clue Myra was a hooker. He just thought she was poor. He was mad for her looks. He figured in war time, life decisions needed to be sped up. People need to fall in love more quickly out of necessity.

Myra felt dirty. Kitty told her to go for it. Her advice was for her to marry the kid, he gets blown up in France or wherever, and then she'll get compensated.

But despite her being a prostitute, she still had enough dignity left to not want to take advantage of Roy. She liked him. It turned out they were both Americans whose fates brought them to London. She's a few years older than him, and his innocence reminds her of how she used to be at the same age.

She's torn. Roy tricks her into spending time with his rich family. Bette Davis played his sister.

Davis later said she wanted the lead role, that she could have played it well. I am starting to come around to donkeytale's thinking that Bette Davis was mucho overrated. Mae Clark played the part in a very naturalistic manner. Davis would have emoted the role to no end. Bette Davis benefited from the culture of personality which has dominated Hollywood. It's an industry that crystallises the idea that it's not what you can do in front of the camera, but what kind of schtick you have which really matters. So a Peg Entwistle ends up jumping off the Hollywoodland Sign. A talent like It Girl Clara Bow got driven out for being too free-spirited. John Garfield's health fell apart after being blacklisted. His only crime was having a sweet spot for social issues.

The remake of Waterloo Bridge is the version most well-known and gets the acclaim except from movie aficionados. The whole premise of that romance was based on good looks. Robert Taylor as Roy became a Captain and not a grunt. He was older too. Myra was no longer a chorus girl but turned into a ballerina. Unlike in the original, when she turned to prostitution to make ends meet, it was completely sanitised. The original didn't mickey mouse around that topic.

Who was prettier, Leigh or Taylor?

One needs to see the endings of both to fully comprehend why the original was a masterpiece and the remake a dud. If you don't want those spoiled, stop reading.

In the original, Myra runs out on Roy because she doesn't feel clean enough to be his wife yet doesn't want to use him for his money. Roy tracks her down on Waterloo Bridge. He needs to get back to the war front and is pleading his case for them to be engaged. Myra's landlady had revealed to Roy that she was a prostitute and low life whench. I can't remember the exact words. To paraphrase Roy's response to the slum lady, he told her to shut up her stinking face.

On the bridge, Roy revealed to Myra that he finally knew she had been street walking. He told her he didn't care, that he knew she only had done it, because she had no other choice. He gave her money, told her to take care of herself, and that he would be returning soon. They kiss. Myra, for the first time in years, felt like a human being. Roy got on a truck with other soldiers. Myra squeezes the money tight and starts running with joy to get off the bridge towards safety.

Unfortunately, she got nailed with a bomb, and that's that. But she died knowing her big lie had been revealed, and her true love still wanted to be with her forevah. The ending was kind of a letdown at first. But after reflecting on it, I think it was groovy after all. There doesn't always have to be a perfect ending as in apple pie and good times. Her death signified that war destroys good lives indisciminately. The main point was that she wanted to live, when it happened. It wasn't God striking her down or anything stupid like that.

The ending to the remake, on the other hand, was pure crap. Myra threw her life away by running in front of a vehicle. She thus died while in a state of torment. She never got the closure the original Myra was afforded. She died feeling like pond scum. Her death had nothing to do with the horrors of war and so-called collateral damage. In the original, meeting Roy probably saved her soul. In the remake, despite it being pushed as a classic romance, Roy was responsible for Myra ending up in hell, if there is one.

In the original, Roy met Myra after she had already become a prostitute. In the remake, Myra became a hooker because of her hooking up with Roy. She got fired from her ballet job because she missed curfew. For reasons never explained, she was in love with Pretty Boy. So basically, the remake was all about fate turning a good person into dog meat. The second Waterloo Bridge was basically a cynical ploy by Hollywood to capitalise on two famous actors in their prime. The first one had a real plot, organic transitions, and a tight presentation concerning universal, moral dilemmas. There's a word for how the remake ended. It's called cheating.

I think one really needs to check this out for themselves. I was very moved by the original and disgusted by the remake. The first Waterloo Bridge was actually missing in action for many decades, until it was located in the Nineties. The article linked above explains.

Hollywood was severely damaged by the Hays Code, no doubt about it. A fatal blow was delivered by McCarthyism. It definitely wasn't television that destroyed the movies.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Across N. 24th Street

Bernice Mayhorn rests after picking up garbage in the yard of the boarded-up house (left) that is next to hers in the 2900 block of N. 24th St. in Milwaukee. "Somebody has to care, that’s how I see it," says Mayhorn, about the problems caused by the empty homes on her block. The boarded-up house was a source of many problems, including shootings. (Credit: Kristyna Wentz-Graff) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A building block for urban renewal

Across N. 24th Street by donkeytale

Recently, we have had a few interesting debates about the need for progressives to do something, questions about what it is we can and should do, and how we should go about taking action.

Activism is the life blood of leftism.

Yes, talking and educating, debating and learning, these are also necessary elements in the class struggle.

But the whiteysphere seems stuck in this mode, addicted to 'information sharing' as the end all be all. I'm doing my part, so the rationale goes.

Uhhh, no.

Meanwhile, the question of 'what to do?' has already been answered by the people who are doing.

What is required are more 'leftists' to get out from behind the safety of our anonymous keyboards and do.

Currently, I'm in Wisconsin visiting my elderly father, and perused this interesting article about the struggles of the poor in a blighted Milwaukee neighborhood and their attempts, aided by community activists, to improve their neighborhood and their lot in life.

The 2900 block of N. 24th St. provides a case study of how hard times and the foreclosure crisis hit the city at street level. The block also gives a look at the hands-on work that's under way to reclaim it one house at a time.

We, of the whiteysphere, are fortunate. Luck of birth has placed us in a zone of relative creature comfort, within a society that rewards us for the colour of our skin.

We are the ones who should connect with those fighting the most elemental struggles by assisting them in ways which are not heavy-handed and intrusive but empowering.

If we wish to honestly call ourselves "leftists."

The Catholic Church, that reviled home of pedophilic priests and gluttonous cardinals, is also an activist organization.

Is there a similar organization on the atheistic left?

Atheism, like blogging, tends to be a demobilising force.

On the morning of the first Saturday of the month, neighbors gather at the Dominican Center, 2470 W. Locust St. Poor weather, holiday weekends - they still come....

The center became a driving force for revitalization under its recently retired co-founder and director, Sister Ann Halloran, a Sinsinawa Dominican nun. Working with various local, state and federal agencies, the center has marshaled an array of resources to assist residents with everything from education to credit counseling, weatherization, lead abatement, safety, foreclosure issues and home repairs.

The city has designated part of the Amani area as a targeted investment neighborhood area to make loans and grants to homeowners for repairs.

The Dominican Center and the N. 24th St. effort attracted the attention of the city officials, who picked the block as a pilot project on how to tackle the foreclosure crisis and breathe new life into struggling streets.

Blogging about problems in the abstract, cutting and pasting, like I am doing here, is bloodless and easy. It costs nothing but a few minutes time.

Taking action against the problems facing less fortunate people in real life, battling the system we revile, takes a whole lot more courage and stamina. Discouragement is rampant. It takes that first step away from the computer, discomforting ourselves a bit to join a gathering of strangers sharing a common purpose. It may mean joining a church group, even, for church groups are often centered on providing assistance to the less fortunate. Imagine that.

Not taking the step is to perpetuate and worsen the status quo of poverty, injustice and despair, no matter how artfully we blog rage.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Plume Anomaly off of Los Angeles Coast Probably Part of a Weather Modification or Military Operation

A mysterious plume was witnesseed last week just off the Los Angeles coast. A television news helicopter videotaped it. The thing went viral, as people were wondering if it was the result of a missile or rocket.

I believe it was the doings of either a weather modification or military test. Climate change is characterised as an issue of national security. If it was the former, they needn't tell we the people what they are doing. As to the latter, only a complete jackass would believe the US Military is democratic and can be trusted.

There's this dude called Patterico. He is an Assistant District Attorney from L.A.. He isn't some crackpot posting at conspiracy freak forums. This is from one of his posts on the topic. He witnessed this event in real time. Please note that I'm not including the links contained within the following excerpt. You can find those through the entry.
I just now saw this comment from DRJ, which is probably the most useful comment I have seen on that weird missile/airplane thing:
Last December, the Russians launched a submarine missile that left a translucent blue contrail, although the Russian missile ended up spiraling out of control. There are photos here if you want to compare them to what you saw. These photos seem most like what you describe.
Indeed, the pictures DRJ links are by far the most similar thing to what I saw the other night. Take a look at this picture:

This is remarkably similar to what I saw. The translucent blue was a darker shade, and its shape was more even. The end of the contrail at the horizon was bright orange and not white. But otherwise, this is remarkably similar to what I saw: an attention-getting blue color on the upper left, that connected to a more conventional-looking contrail to the right at the horizon.

I’m still willing to believe it may have been a plane, but the fact that the pictures I saw so closely resemble a known missile launch gives me pause.

I will say that I don’t accept the theory propounded by Corky Boyd that this was U.S. Airways Flight 808.
Patterico believes the mysterious object was flying in the opposite direction from Flight 808. The trail was not created by a commercial aircraft. If it were, surely air traffic control would have confirmed that. Here's another reason it wasn't the result of a regular guy airplane. I don't think there was enough relative humidity to justify the plume's presence through the laws of physics. One can go to the Wyoming weather station website and check out radiosonde readings. San Diego is a bit over 100 miles from L.A.. That is the closest station. The readings for the day of the event don't show much relative humidity. The RH needs to be in the 60-70% area. It wasn't there.

Now we have news outlets propping up some anonymous blogger named Uncinus. He runs a website called contrail science. He put up some funky trigonometry for his so-called debunking of this LA missile thingie. He claims this was a regular guy contrail.

A few years back this same dude put out a video claiming cirrus aviaticus has been going on for a wicked long time. But when I looked into each example, every single one involved military aircraft.

If you scroll down this thread, you can watch that video created by Contrail Science who used to go by the name Epoxynous. One example he used to "prove" chemtrails are really contrails was from a big brouhaha that took place in Galveston, Texas back in the Fifties. People were in shock, similar to what happened the other day. It turned out those fake clouds had been produced by military aircraft. Commercial ones have strict jet fuel requirements. You need the perfect storm of cold, humidity and dew points to come anywhere near the formation of persistent contrails. What has been going on the last ten years, to repeat, does not correspond to laws of physics.

You can check out the top section of my "chemtrail" forum. That is all about chemtrail science. It shows that this is not some crazy "the world is flat" or science fiction type of kookiness.

The only reason more people aren't aware that this is going on is because it is spinned as cuckoo banana paranoia.

Fake clouds have been produced with barium. That element has purple qualities and is probably what Patterico was looking at. I don't agree with that guy's politics one iota. However, the guy is a honcho in the Californian courts. He's a solid witness. People should take heed of what he reported and ask why did he see what he saw while not on a seesaw.

One reason I don't write too much anymore about "chemtrails" is I think I uncovered all there is to be known about them. I refuse to reinvent the wheel. People like Contrail Science ridicule anyone who doesn't believe all contrails are contrails. In the top section of my forum is more than enough proof to show probable cause that more likely than not, I and not he am on the right side of this debate.

Ok, I'll reinvent a bit of wheel. There is something called T-Tails. They can usually be found on the back of military aircraft. They enable jets to make crazy turns. There aren't many very clear close-ups of aircraft creating cirrus aviaticus. NASA has not videotaped and identified commercial aircraft producing plumes totally altering the troposphere. That shouldn't have been so tough to do, if they really wanted to put this controversy to rest.

I believe some jets have a mechanism attached to the T-Tails which are dispersing weather mitigating plumes. From one recent video I found, I took the following screenshots. These are from different moments. Check out where the trail appears to originate

I have presented this theory before only to be told by debunkers that it's an illusion, that it only seems that the trails are starting from the tails and not the engines.

I don't think so.

Or check out this sequence from a video from a few years back. Watch a jet fly below, through, and then above a "persistent contrail" without any visible emissions.

When internet news reports decided that this recent mystery had been solved, Mr. Contrail Science was the go-to guy.

That's the ticket. Nothing to see here, move along fools is what the proverbial they want you to do.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Parental Kidnapping Wave Tied to Satanic Ritual Abuse, Mind Control Schtick

Thanks go to Canadian Bob for sharing this story. I had never heard of this one. There was a local case concerning Stephen Fagan. He kidnapped his daughters, created a new identity, and told them their mother had died.

Bob provided a link listing the who's who of the "protective parent underground network."

I'm not saying Fagan had anything to do with them, only that his criminal action was the same type organised posses have committed over the years.

Two names popped up that are very familiar, Hal Pepinsky and Ted Gunderson. I only just learned of this today, so this won't be any big time expose. This should be seen more as a starter kit.

At the top of the list is Faye Yager.

Faye Yager has a laugh as she examines the
records of a judge presiding over one of her

If one is inclined to read a bit on her, here is a feature article done by Time Magazine. It goes on for a while, but later on some funky details are revealed. These are of the more information than one may want to know variety. But that's what a lot of this type of nonsense entails wading through to get to the bottom of it. That brings us to her buddy Ted Gunderson.

Today Ted Gunderson's name is synonymous with the phrase cuckoo bananas. However, before he went Colonel Kurtz on us, the man had serious gravitas.

You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

As Ted explained, his life changed after he had been hired as an investigator for Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald. Before then he had no idea there was an illuminati which worships Satan.

Unfortunately for MacDonald, he had the poor man's O.J. Simpson explanation. Gunderson somehow got a nutjob named Helena Stoeckly to admit that she and other satanic cultists had been behind the murders of MacDonald's family. However, she denied any involvement when it came time to testify. There was no if the glove doesn't fit, you have to acquit moment of truthiness. The evidence against MacDonald was overwhelming.

Helena Stoeckly

Let's get back to Faye Yager. She and Teddy Gunderson seem to have been more than acquaintances. Though it was a bit of a struggle to find much info on that. One thing both of them certainly shared in common was their propensity to do the rounds on the Trash Talk Television Network.

Geraldo Guest Gets $5 Million
A man who was acquitted in 1986 of molesting his young daughter was awarded more than $5 million in damages for being defamed by members of the audience at Geraldo Rivera's talk show....

Spiegel's attorney, Stephen Haft, said Faye Yeager of Atlanta and Lydia Rayner of Gulfport, Miss., defendants in the 1988 federal slander suit, failed to file answers or appear at Monday's hearing. Haft said his client was a guest on the nationally televised show in 1988 when the defendants--wearing wigs and sunglasses--began berating Spiegel from the audience.

He said the women, who are associated with the national group Mothers Against Raping Children, had previously harassed Spiegel during a speaking engagement in California.
Here are a few choice excerpts from a 1996 Dallas Observer article. That story starts with a recap of a Sally Jesse Raphael trash talk episode starring Yager, but let's jump ahead to further nail down the satanic panic connection.
The campaign trail did little to distract Pat from her real mission: getting her daughter back. Crossing liberal lines, she enlisted the help of the National Organization for Women to picket the Collin County Courthouse. She passed out handbills at the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament accusing Judge White of being financially involved with the Connells. Her court allegations grew decidedly more bizarre. She claimed Pete and Kathy had exploited Alicia through pornography; that Kathy had taught Alicia how to masturbate; that Pete had physically abused Alicia; that the Connells were engaging in satanic rituals. As always, the new allegations were investigated and ruled unfounded or thrown out of court....

Based on information found at the house, Hulsey determined that Faye Yager and the Children of the Underground had aided Pat and Mark in their flight. They were probably being hidden at one of Yager's so-called safe houses: a motel, farm, a back room, anyplace that could offer sanctuary and anonymity while the heat was on.


Hal's been mentioned before on this blog. He even showed up and joined the conversation.

Hal's got a Phd and recently retired from Indiana University as a professor in criminology. I wonder how the folks in his department feel about him today. Are they aware of his deep involvement in spreading kooky, satanic panic beliefs?

Hal's on the Board of Directors for the North American Freedom Foundation. Its founder was none other than Kathleen Sullivan! Part of its mission statement says, "To bring attention to the existence of governmental and non-governmental mind control; slavery; and torture perpetrated in the United States and Canada."

from the Top 10 WTF Moments in Comics.

Courtesy of the wayback machine, here is Hal Pepinsky's letter to the editor of Time Magazine on behalf of Faye Yager. Being a gentleman, a scholar, and not a liar, I'll let Hal have the last word.
Fri, 8 May 1998 11:04:42 -0500 (EST)
harold e. pepinsky (

Faye Yager's husband Howard called me a couple of nights ago to point out the Time story and to ask for some moral support. It seems that the Yagers have recently been subjected to a wave of threats and vandalism. I'm so sorry. At the risk of encouraging people to read a story which I think represents a very distorted caricature of Faye and how she does her work, here is a copy of the response I just e-mailed to the editor at Time.

1412 Nancy St.
Bloomington, IN 47401-6052
May 8, 1998
Time Magazine

To the Editor,

I have known Children of the Underground founder Faye Yager ("Hide and Seek," May 11) and closely followed her work for five years. She has been a guest in my seminar on children's rights and safety nine times since the fall of 1993. I in turn have visited and stayed with her in Atlanta, and reviewed files of evidence which I believe to be the largest and best archives of parental violence against children.

Faye is meticulous about requiring and examining documentation of violence before she helps anyone. I happen to have reviewed the notebook she put together for the case you feature in your cover story, where as I recall the evidence supported a whole series of court orders and an arrest in vain attempts to stop violence and threats to the mother, including in front of the children.

Southern Illinois University sociologist Joel Best has recently published a very careful examination of estimates of intra-familial child abduction, and has concluded that the true annual number of such abductions in the U.S. is closer to 8,000 than to the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children's figure of 350,000. I don't look on Faye as the one who is exaggerating and distorting facts here. She has become one of my most experienced, insightful, reliable teachers about violence against children and how we respond. I join many activists and professionals in honoring Faye's painstaking attempts to show us violence others hide from and deny, and in gratitude for the countless numbers of children she has helped escape horrific, often court-supported, parental violence.


Hal Pepinsky
Professor of Criminal Justice
Indiana University

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Soundless and the Fury by Donkeytale

Are we due another Huey Long?

The Soundless and the Fury
by donkeytale

Much is being made post-midterms of the timidity with which Obama has governed. I agree wholeheartedly. He has shown no balls in governance and has gotten his just reward. There is an art to leading a recalcitrant Democratic congressional coalition and a solidified Republican opposition and Obama must now learn how to manipulate with carrots and sticks. For too long, he has been all carrots all the time.

There is no appeasing the radical right wingers who oppose him. And there are no longer many moderate right wingers, for those few remaining were pushed to the ledge by the tea parties and forced to jump or join in the fascist crazy making in order to retain power.

Obama might as well have allowed the KKK to string him up and handed them a carving knife pointed at his midsection since he has not been inclined to stand up on principle, not once, not even as a nakedly political tactic, to force a showdown with clearly drawn contrast. No, everything has been made as expediently grey as his ashen face on election night.

Obama might as well face facts. He can fight back politically like Clinton or he can go quietly into that darkie night like Jimmy Crater.

There is no longer even a third option, and anyway it will require him to put his huevos on the line, repeatedly, perhaps like only LBJ did before him in recent memory. Don't hold your breath. LBJ was a skilled knife fighter. He knew that winning sometimes required the willingness to die, that the other side must be cut up first, must see their own mortality staining the carpet bright red, before you can begin to reason with them.

Obama's timidity is a mirror of progressive timidity. Let me say it again. Bloggers demanding Obama to do more, to reach farther than we are willing ourselves to risk our own comfortably seated positions are wasting our time and our keystrokes.

This is a representative democracy, whether you endorse the results or not. The elected politicians don't "own" anything that we haven't bought and paid for ourselves. Even if you vote third party every single year you still own the election result just as much as anyone who votes a party line ticket or one who doesn't vote at all.

Pwoggies are not bold. Therefore, our leaders are not bold. You may say, well, I am not a pwoggie, I'm a "leftist" "populist". Ha! You are a "poppycockist". You are not a leftist nor are you a populist, except anonymously on a blog read only by people who already agree with you. A tightening, shrinking circle of agreement, I might add.

Call yourself whatever makes you feel better about that which you "own" no matter how you twist and squirm in denial, no matter how much outraged contortion you achieve in front of your monitor against that corporation and against that banker down the street who own your soul.

As long as that corporation and that bank still stand their ground, we are owned.