Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This Blog Going the Wrong Way

"5 teenagers killed by wrong-way driver in Vermont" by Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent  October 09, 2016

Five Vermont high school students died in a Saturday crash involving a wrong-way driver, the first in a series of collisions that left several other people injured and at least two vehicles — including a stolen police cruiser — ablaze, Vermont State Police said....

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday Surprise

Related: Sunday Globe Special: October Surprise

Working way up and if you look to your left there.... and then down to your right:

"This is the harvest that tries the souls of cranberry farmers — one more example of the far-reaching consequences of this summer’s extreme drought...."

They keep saying that despite the steady rains we have been having every two-three days the last two-three weeks.  

"Matthew killed hundreds of people in Haiti, with the final death toll still unknown on Sunday. It plowed into the desperately poor country at 145 miles per hour last week. The fearsome storm then sideswiped hundreds of miles of the US coastline from Florida through Georgia and the Carolinas.

The eye of the hurricane stayed far enough offshore that the damage in many places along the coast was relatively modest, consisting mostly of flooded streets, flattened trees, and blown-down signs and awnings.

Elsewhere along the Atlantic coast, life was slowly returning to normal...."

Meaning they don't want to cover it anymore.

"Cholera grips Haiti in wake of Hurricane Matthew" by Joshua Partlow Washington Post  October 09, 2016

PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti — Mile after mile of shoreline tourist towns and fishing villages have been reduced by Hurricane Matthew to a brutalized landscape of smashed homes, crumbled churches, broken trees, and toppled telephone poles.

The first two cargo planes of humanitarian aid from the United States arrived Saturday at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the AP said. Three more American planes are expected. But distribution remains a problem.

In some of villages, and especially in the more remote and inaccessible mountain towns above them, flooding and contaminated water have ignited an outbreak of cholera that is spreading rapidly, according to hospital staff, aid workers, and residents.

In the Port-a-Piment hospital, dozens of cholera patients spilled out of operating rooms into hallways and courtyards Sunday, mixing with relatives and harried volunteer staff. Children were crying and retching on the tile floor.

Babies were lying catatonic with dark circles under their eyes, sprawled on T-shirts and rags, while their parents held up their bags of intravenous fluids.

“Ninety to 95 percent of these patients have cholera — diarrhea, vomiting,” said Missole Antoine, the medical director at the hospital, standing amid the throng of patients. The hospital had no isolated ward for the highly contagious disease. “If everyone keeps coming here, we’ll all be contaminated.”

Staff from Doctors Without Borders were pitching in to help treat the crush of patients, including 45 new cholera cases Sunday morning. Four people have died at the hospital from the disease....

They “have no medicine?”

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The cover for introducing cholera to Haiti is the Nepalese peacekeepers stationed at a United Nations base, but that ignores the decades where there was no cholera in Haiti despite similar conditions. 

Given the push for artificial intelligence and a machine-driven world by those driving the agenda, one wonders what the real motivations are behind the cholera outbreak in Haiti.

What is also noticed is the lack of NYT pieces in today's paper.

US forces increasing Iraq presence ahead of Mosul operation Thirteen years ago, Chase Snow’s father was among the American troops who moved into the Iraqi city of Mosul during the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Now Snow, a US Army specialist, is deployed in Iraq to help in the fight to retake the city from the Islamic State. 

OMG! 

Btw, add another charge to the war crimes docket from yesterday. 

(Meanwhile, the U.S. has consolidated its terrorists, 'er, refugees in Syria).

"Thousands in Yemen protest airstrike that killed 140" by Sudarsan Raghavan Washington Post   October 09, 2016

CAIRO — Thousands took to the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sana, on Sunday to protest a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed more than 140 people and injured hundreds a day earlier.

The Saudi military coalition, which receives US support, initially denied carrying out the air raid, which targeted a funeral attended by hundreds. But on Sunday it called the bombing ‘‘regrettable and painful’’ and pledged an investigation.

It added that American experts would join in the inquiry, and also expressed ‘‘its deepest condolences and support’’ to the families of the victims.

Not good enough, not anymore. 

The coalition, which is the only air power involved in the Yemen war, said its pilots ‘‘have clear instructions not to target populated areas and to avoid civilians.’’

The shift in the Saudi response came hours after a White House National Security Council spokesman said the Obama administration was ‘‘deeply disturbed’’ by the reports of the airstrike....

Meaning this is damage control for a public relations nightmare. The targeting of the "enemy" at a funeral.

I suspect this will be quickly forgotten after the furor dies down ma$$ media can start beating the war drums against Syria, Russia, China, and Iran again.

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Or has Saudi done something wrong like turns towards Russia and China? Is that why this is the World lead today? It's not beyond the realm of possibility. Obama has already had Turkey turn on him while losing the Philippines.

Notice how Israel remains unmentioned in regards to any war crimes (as they lay off Russia for the day)?

Now to finish with the other thing on TV:

Candidates spar in nasty, personal debate Trump offered only a brief apology and instead launched a scorching attack on Hillary Clinton and her husband, the former president. Trump threatened to jail Clinton over her use of a private e-mail server, called her the devil, and accused Bill Clinton.

 I watched as much as I could stomach, which was about a combined total of about 2 minutes.

Trump didn't take my advice. He dodged the role model question that opened things up before being ambushed by Anderson Cooper regarding the tape. Locker room talk was not the way I would have handled it, but Cooper was trying to get him to admit to sexual assault and rape. Trump tried to turn it to the boilerplate that passes for issues these days before Clinton was thrown a softball that allowed her to play the women's card and declare the Donald unfit to serve.

Trump then turned on the attack when I went back (I changed channels very often during this time between the football and baseball games; seems like I could only stomach seconds before I needed to get off that debate). I saw Radditz mention the domination of the tape story and that millions on social media were paying attention before asking him if he was a changed man. He again failed to heed my advice. The whole thing turned into a sham in my eyes. The special prosecutor/jail thing is a good start, but it needs to be done by Democrats. Trump, as a Republican, needs to try and jail the Bush war criminals first. That's how you keep the thing nonpartisan (and is a good reason he can not be allowed to win in certain eyes, right?)

I have to say that the guy brings out an instant revulsion in me when I see him. Maybe it's the camera, maybe it's his presentation, perhaps he is not that way in private settings, but I don't think I could even meet with him. That's not to say I'm voting for Hillary. That won't be happening unless someone literally puts a gun to my head. That doesn't mean I'm voting Trump either. I really don't know what to do, and have never feared so much for the future. Trump is thin-skinned, no doubt, but when I stopped watching Clinton was going on about Russian aggression and the last thing I want right now is more wars (something my football buddy said yesterday when the conversation briefly slipped into that realm yesterday, much to my surprise).

Judging by the reaction of the TV media it looks like Trump "won." FOX was crowing about it this morning and Mika on MSNBC looked absolutely sick that the sex tape was dropped after the first 15 minutes, but it is time to shift away from such things."

Btw, blog roll is still having its glitches and problems as are the tools Blogger provides to work on them. Everything is slow and sluggish.

NEXT DAY UPDATES: 

No surprises today. 

Donald Trump’s campaign still alive, but it’s increasingly isolated

That's the front-page lead and below it is some fluff regarding the most recent Clinton e-mail leak (does EW know about the subversion of her wing and the statements to banks behind closed doors?). It's all anti-Trump hatred with gender division at the top of the agenda. The whole narrative from the pre$$ regarding this election has become cartoonish, and certain names are not appearing in my print. I'd rather watch Springer, and what's with the lenient treatment regarding Billy Bush? The media protect their own (and the good names of certain dynastic political families whose paths often cross and whose secrets must be kept). Instead we get the celebrity takes on Trump and the rest -- as if we cared (who criticized/begged Israel?).

Speaking of war criminal nations....

"Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen land near US destroyer" by Jon Gambrell Associated Press  October 10, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near an American destroyer in the Red Sea, the US Navy said Monday, the second such launch targeting ships in the crucial international waterway in recent days.

The missile launches Sunday came as a ballistic missile fired from Yemen apparently targeted a Saudi air base near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, the deepest strike yet into the kingdom by Shi’ite rebels and their allies.

The rebels fired another two missiles into the Saudi Jizan region along the border on Monday, wounding two foreigners who worked there, the local civil defense said in a statement.

Yemen’s Shi’ite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies offered no reason for the launches, though they came after a Saudi-led airstrike targeting a funeral in Yemen’s capital killed more than 140 people and wounded 525 on Saturday.

The Houthis denying even firing!

In a statement, the Navy said no American sailors were wounded and no damage was caused to the USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyer whose home port is Norfolk, Va.

Looks like ANOTHER GULF of TONKIN EPISODE! 

I suppose they will call it the Gulf of Aden resolution for the history books. 

Btw, "the Bab el-Mandeb Strait serves as a gateway for oil tankers headed to Europe through the Suez Canal," so who benefits from this "aggression?"

Last week, an Emirati-leased Swift boat came under rocket fire near the same area and suffered serious damage. The United Arab Emirates described the vessel as carrying humanitarian aid and having a crew of civilians, while the Houthis called the boat a warship.

Analysts with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy suggested in a report that the Houthis may have targeted the Emirati ship with an Iranian anti-shipping cruise missile, based on purported video of the attack.

OMG! 

More Jewish war propaganda posing as expert analysis in my pre$$ -- and trying to get a war going against Iran!

Iran supports the Houthis, but denies arming them. Any Iranian involvement could exacerbate tensions with the United States following a series of tense naval encounters in the Persian Gulf in recent months.

Saudi state television aired a brief clip of what appeared to be a projectile that was said to have landed in Taif, in the ballistic missile attack. The video shows the flash of an explosion, followed by images of emergency vehicles.

Taif is home to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd Air Base, which hosts US military personnel training the kingdom’s armed forces.

The Saudi military said the missile fired late Saturday night was intercepted and caused no damage. The US military’s Central Command, which oversees troops in the Middle East, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Al-Masirah, a Houthi-run satellite news channel, identified the missile as a local variant of a Soviet-era Scud. The Houthis have fired a series of ballistic missiles in Saudi Arabia since a kingdom-led coalition of Arab countries launched an offensive against them in Yemen in March 2015. Most of those ballistic missiles have hit areas far closer to Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen.

In the Taif attack, however, the missile struck a target more than 325 miles from the border. Taif also is just outside of Mecca, which is home to the cube-shaped Kaaba that all of the world’s Muslims pray toward.

Setting the stage for a false flag and destruction of that monument that would roil the Muslim world and pit Sunnis versus Shi'ites? Who benefits from that?

The Saudi military said it earlier intercepted another ballistic missile fired Sunday on the Yemeni city of Marib.

The Houthis gave no reason for their targeting of Taif, but it comes after a Saudi-led airstrike Saturday targeting the funeral in Yemen’s capital, Sana.

On Sunday, thousands marched through the streets of Sana to protest the strike, one of the deadliest single attacks in the impoverished Arab country’s relentless civil war.

At the United Nations on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent body to investigate rights abuses and other violations in Yemen, especially following last weekend’s ‘‘horrendous attack’’ on the funeral....

That's it regarding the Saudi war crimes. Two lousy paragraphs. 

The "attack" on the US destroyers sure shifted attention, huh?

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RelatedLeaders of Russia, Turkey poised for a reconciliation

It's New York Times rot and not worth your time.

Also see: After hurricane, chaos lingers in water-logged N. Carolina; US deaths rise to 23

Don't they deserve such a fate for their stand on transgender bathrooms?

Well, I guess I'm back up and running in one form or fashion.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Globe Special: October Surprise

I skipped ball for the rain so.... 

as to an explanation for why I stopped blogging about the Bo$ton Globe, essentially it comes down to the uselessness of continuing to refute the endless lies, obfuscations, distortions, and flat-out fictions spewing forth from the one-sided propagandists fronting for insane war-criminal psychopaths pushing their false version of reality in an increasingly desperate and insulting fashion. Jail 'em all, some say, and I agree. They want nuclear war with Russia (and China) to complete the Syria-Iran part of their project. They have done all the rest.

Of course, western citizens living under Zionist domination and control of their ma$$ media megaphones are blind to the entire situation; however, the rest of the world from Muslims to Asians to Africans to Latinos can see it right in front of their faces and are starting to move against it en masse.

And guess what dominates the top half of fold of today's Sunday Globe?

"There are various legal scenarios, however far-fetched, in which a switch could be made. The most likely scenario is that Trump remains the nominee, and Republicans distance themselves from him and try to run on the claim that a Republican Senate and House are necessary to prevent Hillary Clinton from getting what she wants. To figure it all out, we spoke with...." 

To quote their own piece, "why would anyone believe [them]?"

In this case, it's all wishful thinking -- and the missing editorial proves ill intent and one-sided bias! It certainly explains the focus of their campaign coverage over the last month. 

Or maybe it was just a slip of the mind, 'eh?

According to reporting, the conversation was with a member of the Bush clan. That and the timing of the release (same day Hillary's e-mails are dumped) stinks (as others have noted). I'm not questioning the authenticity (although you could, and in this age of social media we are being told Apprentice comments were worse) nor am I defending the comments; however, the ma$$ media motivations are so blatantly obvious.

As for the debate tonight, I'm not prepared to watch it (what traps have they laid for Trump tonight?). She won't be winning me over, but she has to "at least give the appearance that her appeal extends beyond the Democratic base" -- which confirms what she said behind closed doors to the bankers, ‘‘you know, you need both a public and a private position.’’ 

Funny how the fury over Trump and his piggish comment from 11 years ago overtakes that leak, 'eh? And need I remind you that others have validly pointed out the hypocritical and willful ignorance of Bill Clinton's sexual assaults and possible rapes of underaged girls and the selectivity of some regarding Hillary's defense of her husband while standing by her man (given her health problems one wonders if it might actually be Bill Clinton's 3rd term). 

According to some people, I'm a spoiler but at least I can say I voted for a woman (if I even vote, although I suspect I will be logged as such since Jeb Bush said stay home) despite the hate. It's going to be women all around, a changing of the guard if you will, criminals in cahoots playing mu$ical chairs to put a new face on the globali$t agenda.

For Trump to recover and win election he needs to look right into the camera tonight and acknowledge that he has behaved in boorish ways. He needs to say it's a problem he is trying to work on with the women in his life, particularly his wife and daughter, and say he is making slow improvement. He then needs to look into the eye of the questioner and camera and tell the American people that this election is ABOUT YOU, not me and not her! It's about what has happened to YOU and your standard of living. That he is doing this FOR the good of the country and YOU, the American people, despite the cost to himself personally regarding himself and his reputation. That is why he will see it through to the end on November 8th, come hell or high water, or until his last breath (God forbid), in victory or defeat. 

Not like it will matter regarding the rigged vote (only if Trump wins, of course, despite the Clinton's stealing the nomination from Sanders and their long legacy of dirty tricks along with the other dynastic family that needs appalling secrets to be kept under wraps. Have people forgot that H.W pretty much adopted Bill as the son he never had?) that will be blamed on, you know.

May God help us all.... 

Sorry to cast you adrift with the rest, salute and all (cue taps for the next generation of soldiers). 

I know it's rough seas upon the flip....

"UN officials said the agency’s Central Emergency Response Fund was releasing $5 million to help Haiti. Earlier this week, the fund released a loan of $8 million to UNICEF to boost response to Haiti’s cholera problem."

They are finally  ‘‘really concerned about cholera.’’ Hmm.

.... but not as bad up here (although it should depress voter turnout down there, cui bono)?

Massachusetts is mobilizing, but not the U.S. military according to my Globe (like last time 5 years ago; where did all that Bush-Clinton aid money go anyway?) 

So who (and why) is the U.S deploying troops under cover of the humanitarian aid excuse again?

And speak of the devil.... 

"Russia’s last-minute introduction of its resolution Friday took Western supporters of the French draft by surprise. Saturday’s competing votes are expected to exacerbate tensions between Moscow and the West over the Syrian conflict, which has raged for more than five years, killing more than 300,000 people. Also on Saturday, Hanaa Singer, UNICEF’s representative in Syria, said conditions in besieged Aleppo are ‘‘terribly dire,’’ with hospitals hit, doctors overwhelmed, and more than 100 children killed in bombings since Sept. 19. In one case, a mother so desperate from the continuous displacement, stabbed her baby girl, thinking she would save her the misery of living on handouts and without a home, Singer said...."

I don't believe that last bit (smells like Kuwaiti incubator to me), and it's the same old tune the last few days (yes, even the NYT admits the U.S. is supporting the terrorists admit the log of war propaganda), over and over, again and again

Is it really any wonder I've tuned them out?

I'm now told they are threatening the Baltics and other regions, too.

Speaking of war crimes, btw:

"An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners ‘‘The silence of the United Nations and the international community is the munition of the murderers,’’ said Mohammed Abdul-Salam, a spokesman for the Houthis in Sana, angrily denounced the airstrike as the latest act of ‘‘genocide’’ by the Saudi-led coalition....."

It is, but war crimes are only committed by those opposed to domination by the EUSraeli Empire, you see. That war won't be pounded upon by my Jewi$h War Pre$$ as is Syria (now if you were Mormon....)

US says it may have struck Syrian troops while targeting ISIS

Yeah, OOOPS -- and what do you know, a U.N. aid convoy is bombed by someone soon after. Hmmmm. 

And the day before? 

At least 7 Afghan police officers killed in errant US strike

And also?

Somalia accuses US over airstrike 

Ah, that's just Africa and hardly worth the attention of the lead war promoters (nor did they give it any since), and not once did I see anything about the neocon Zionist Project for the New American Century or Israel's Yinon plan factoring into the calculus. Hmmm.

Oh, yeah, Libya. Had to see that on Fox!

Let's see.... 

"He has ordered drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Syria, actions that that have killed civilians and sparked tension in those countries and across the international community. What began as a secret program has become more transparent and Obama has aimed to leave legal limits for his predecessor on the use of unmanned warplanes. 

Looks like war crimes to me despite the fig leaf of AmeriKan law.

The speech Obama delivered — a Nobel Peace Prize lecture about the necessity of waging war — now looks like an early sign that the president would not be the sort of peacemaker the European intellectuals of the Nobel committee had anticipated. 

(Blog editor shakes head at the contradiction)

He is the erstwhile antiwar candidate, now engaged in more theaters of war than his predecessor. He is the commander in chief who pulled more than a hundred thousand US troops out of harm’s way in Iraq, but also began a slow trickle back in. He recoiled against full-scale, conventional war, while embracing the brave new world of drone attacks and proxy battles.

Brave New World (Huxley's book) is such a charged term.

In many respects, Obama’s tenure has been a seven-year debate over whether the president has used the tools of war to try to make peace too much or little.

(Blog editor shakes head at the contradiction)

Obama has been sharply criticized for his refusal to use force to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad, cripple his air force, or more aggressively engage in diplomatic efforts to end the fighting. Many view Obama’s policies as an unfortunate overcorrection from the George W. Bush-era Iraq war.

‘‘The president correctly wanted to move away from the maximalist approach of the previous administration, but in doing so he went to a minimalist, gradualist and proxy approach that is prolonging the war. Where is the justice in that?’’ said retired Lieutenant General James Dubik, a senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and the author of the book ‘‘Just War Reconsidered.’’ Obama should have worked harder to rally a coalition around a shared vision of a stable Middle East, he said.

He's a minimalist? 

The swath of destruction across the planet would seem to say otherwise.

‘‘Part of the requirement of leadership,’’ Dubik said, ‘‘is to operate in that space between where the world is and where the world ought to go.’’

Who decides that?

The president’s advisers dismiss such critiques as a misguided presumption that more force yields more peace.

(Blog editor shakes head at the contradiction that seems to have been internalized by warmakers)

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said, ‘‘The president doesn’t believe you can impose order through military force alone.’’

He could have fooled me, and maybe they are not trying to impose order but sow more chaos so there will be an outcry for their preconceived solution and agenda. Every think of that, or are you buying the war paper on its face despite its odd terminology and strange framing of war and peace?

Just a big oopsie, huh (they never learn, either)?

Oh, and lest we not forget the dark legacy of interrogation policy (as my printed headline puts it).

This is more trouble than it's worth to read so I won't. If I wanted to read the New York Times to find out what is going on in the world I would buy a New York Times. As it is the goddamn thing is making me sick.

What time is his last game?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blog Roll Being Rebuilt

It will take some time, but it's going to be better than it was!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

What Happened to My Blog Roll and Must See Websites?

Not only are they missing from the right side of my blog, there is are no tools or layouts to bring them back.

Update: I found the what I needed hidden deep down in the gadgets but now I will need to rebuild the site from scratch and memory? Don't have the time today except for a few test cases.

Monday, September 5, 2016

No Longer a Labor of Love

It's no longer needed, either. 

What led to the theme and beginning of this post was Ken Walsh of the US News & World Report on C-Span Washington Journal this morning, bemoaning all the fake news on Internet. The show gets a gets caller from Kentucky (Democrat) who says he's getting rid of his dish because doesn't like the TV news. They ask where going to get news then, he says Internet!!! Then the boo-hoo-hoo from Walsh that this is the problem! No one believes the ma$$ media anymore. Ha-ha-ha-ha!  

Well, they have no one to blame but themselves! Too many lies for far too long, be they lies that led to wars, lone gunmen nonsense, cover-up crap, or simple $elf-$erving $h**! 

Or perhaps I should be happy and jumping for joy when I get two phrases of truth wrapped around eliti$t in$ult from the New York Times:

"The income gap in the United States has turned into a chasm [with a] growing number of poor students and families in the United States."

Related:

"The typical US household saw its net worth actually decline 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2013....

Incomes for the highest-earning 1 percent of Americans soared 31 percent from 2009 through 2012....

And after 30 years of skyrocketing income inequality, the top 1 percent now control a bigger share of wealth than they have since FDR, [and] not only are the rich getting richer — they’re getting taxed less, too."

Those are old, I know, so how about recent times?

US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most

That's Obama's economy, folks! And yet somehow we are told his approval is up and the economy has been in recovery for years.

Populist backlash against trade dominates chatter at G-20 summit

That is not the picture I saw!!

Good thing I live in deep blue Ma$$achu$etts:

Few states match Mass. in income inequality

It's all because of Bo$ton, "to be sure!"

(the definition of to be sure is used to concede the truth of something that conflicts with another point that one wishes to make) 

What more is left to say regarding the pre$$?

The Death of Corporate Governance 

It's the $ame even in the corporate world, or have you not $een the balance sheets?

The Death of Labor

Been buried for years now.

Time too look forward to Chri$tmas.

"US banks’ earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income. The data issued Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed continued strength in the banking industry eight years after the financial crisis struck. However, the impact of low oil prices on energy companies led banks to continue to post bigger losses on commercial and industrial loans. The FDIC reported that US banks earned $43.6 billion in the second quarter, up from $43 billion a year earlier. It marks a record profit for the industry. About 60 percent of banks reported an increase in profit from a year earlier."

This after I've been told poor, poor banks for months (looks like GM got its wish, too).

"The broader economy has averaged a tepid annual growth rate of less than 1 percent."

The surest sign of a depression:

The latest stocks to fade are consumer-staples stocks

You know, the very things you need to live! 

If the American people are not buying those....

Thanks for the memories, Globe.

NDUs: 

Taking from the top....

"US intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the presidential election and in US political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates cybertools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disinformation."

OMG, look who is talking! 

Furthermore, regarding election fraud here in the U.S., WhereTF has the pre$$ been all this time? All these years their job has been to legitimize stolen elections. Now they are screeching about the possibility? Something stinks in the land of shit-shoveling!

Then I'm told "the intelligence community is not saying it has ‘‘definitive proof’’ of such tampering, but...." 

They have learned nothing from Iraq and WMD, are so delusional they think we still believe, or simply don't care because they are nothing more than an organ of propaganda.

You would have to be smoking something to want to read any of it. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Globe Swan Song

After outfitting myself with three new notebooks and two sets of pens I find myself 13 days behind blogging without having read a Globe since the end of August, and with football beginning next weekend I will no longer be blogging on Sundays after today.

I'm tired of the magic act anyway (in case you haven't noticed), so skipping the class reunion and forgetting the farm story is of no consequence. If you were hoping for more, I'm, how do we say it, incurious, yes, that is a good word for it, about what is in the Globe these days. Time for a permanent vacation from that pos.

It's not that I don't care about the nation or the world; I do very much. I just don't care for the version presented and promoted by a propaganda mouthpiece for $tate authority that is a proven liar at worst, distorter and obfuscater at best. If I want to find some semblance of what is really happening in the greater world at large I need to go somewhere else.

On the other hand, I am no longer interested at all in the goings on in the city. It's none of my businessimho. It's not even entertaining anymore.

Related:

Sunday Globe Autopsy
Sunday Globe Burial

And you didn't see this coming?

Monday, August 29, 2016

End of August Exhaustion

I'd planned to have a whole run of posts for you today; however, the New York Times pot-hollering kettle exhausted me with laughter:

"Spreading of false stories becomes powerful Russian weapon" by Neil MacFarquhar New York Times   August 28, 2016

STOCKHOLM — A flood of distorted and outright false information, confusing public perceptions of the issue. All false, but the disinformation had begun spilling into the traditional news media.

I get a Bo$ton Globe every morning. What of it?

Officials were never able to pin down the source of the false reports, but numerous analysts and experts in US and European intelligence point to Russia.

Like I'm going to believe anything U.S. and European intelligence officials have to say in the New York Times. 

Where have you been, NYT? Haven't the declining sales and revenues woken you up?

The planting of false stories is nothing new; now, though, disinformation is regarded as an important aspect of military doctrine, and it is being directed at political debates in target countries with far greater sophistication and volume.

No, nothing new at all.

Related: U.S. Planting False Stories Common Cold War Tactic

So what are they calling OSI these days? ISIS™?

The flow of misleading and inaccurate stories is so strong that both NATO and the European Union have established special offices to identify and refute disinformation.

Disinformers setting up an office to debunk disinformation. That means it must be the truth, huh?

The Kremlin’s clandestine methods have surfaced in the United States, too, US officials say. Russian intelligence has been blamed for leaked Democratic National Committee e-mails that embarrassed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The NYT sure isn't chai when it comes to regurgitating Clinton campaign garbage.  

Turns out it was likely an NSA leak anyway; they had the tools to do it, too.

The Kremlin uses both conventional media — Sputnik, a news agency, and RT, a television outlet — and covert channels that are almost always untraceable.

Not even by the NSA, 'eh? 

As for AmeriKa, my entire ma$$ media structure is one big intelligence operation.

The fundamental purpose of dezinformatsiya, or Russian disinformation, experts said, is to undermine the official version of events — even the very idea that there is a true version of events — and foster a kind of policy paralysis. 

The pre$$ has done that to me in the sense that I no longer believe anything in them. 

What we have come to find throughout history is the official version of events is a pack of lies.

As for today, the reports fall into four basic categories: completely staged and scripted fictions and frauds; false flag events surrounded by lies and obfuscation; an actual event surrounded by distortion or omission; and an event as officials and pre$$ have described (most unlikely).

They have undermined themselves with all their agenda-pushing lies, and the last place you are going to find truth is in the AmeriKan pre$$. 

Despite the name, you may not even find it here. My views are constantly evolving based on new evidence, and it's led down some dark corridors indeed.

Moscow adamantly denies using disinformation to influence Western public opinion and tends to label accusations of either overt or covert threats as “Russophobia.”

Actually, it is the Russian government that is being most honest these days in what is a real mind-blower for an American raised during the Cold War. 

The NYT then tells me “the fake document becomes the source of a news story distributed on far-left or far-right-wing websites.” 

I would also add in the AmeriKan pre$$ and ma$$ media at large.

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Also see:

Six Jewish Companies Own 96% of the World’s Media
Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed
Operation Mockingbird 


That explains the continuous operation despite the losses.

Why Am I No Longer Reading the Newspaper?

Who wants to be constantly lied to? I'd rather go read blogs.

Macabre Monday

It's the Globe's lead feature:

"N.H. appeal opens painful debate about a victim’s past" by Eric Moskowitz Globe Staff  August 29, 2016

Through the anguish of a lurid and highly public three-week trial, he took solace in a judge’s ruling that his daughter’s sexual history had no bearing on the case and could not be used in the murder defense of a man she had just met.

Now, with the New Hampshire Supreme Court considering whether to open up that private life as part of her convicted murderer’s appeal, the case is drawing national attention for the questions it poses about how to balance a set of powerful rights: a victim’s right to privacy, a defendant’s right to an open trial, and the public’s right to access.

National advocates for sexual-assault victims and prosecutors worry that the court could weaken a longstanding privacy protection known as the rape-shield law, established in all 50 states a generation ago to limit defendants’ ability to introduce sexual history. They say it could discourage rape victims from coming forward to police, to avoid public shaming over their personal life.

For Bob Marriott, a Boston-area software sales consultant, the goal of preserving those protections has drawn a host of allies to his side, including New Hampshire’s attorney general and that state’s congressional delegation. But for him and his wife, Melissa, the case is less about legal precedent than something deeply personal.

“All we have left of Lizzi are memories, and we don’t want those memories overshadowed by things that we shouldn’t know about,” Bob Marriott said, in a phone interview. “If Lizzi was alive, I wouldn’t know any of this stuff — and that would be perfect.”

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ordered information on her alleged past unsealed June 10 — what would have been Lizzi Marriott’s 23rd birthday — but soon stayed its own order, agreeing to keep the information sealed while awaiting briefs and oral arguments, scheduled for next month.

Meg Garvin, executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, called the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s initial decision “beyond unusual.”

“The rape shield was put in place to make the whole system of criminal justice less traumatizing to victims, and this really undoes 40-plus years of rape-shield work,” said Garvin, a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School who is co-counsel for the Marriotts.

Christopher M. Johnson, New Hampshire’s chief public appellate defender, acknowledged the importance of the rape shield and the high bar for a defendant trying to introduce a victim’s sexual history into trial.

Johnson is defending Seth Mazzaglia, who was convicted of murdering Marriott, and he acknowledged that releasing the information could cause her family pain. Of his client, he said, “if there’s a more unpopular person in New Hampshire than Seth, I’m not sure who it is.”

Still, Johnson said, it’s impossible for the public to know if a trial-court judge’s decision to exclude evidence was appropriate if those records remain sealed and the hearings are closed even on appeal.

“It’s a fundamental values choice,” he said. “Do we elevate fairness above privacy or privacy above fairness in the appellate process?”

In the first year of grieving, Bob and Melissa Marriott asked each other if they would ever get through this, if all the good memories of their daughter’s life would come to eclipse the visceral pain of her absence.

Lizzi Marriott, who grew up in Westborough, Mass., was just coming into her own, a college student who retained her childhood playfulness while pursuing her dream of becoming a marine biologist, buckling down in science and math classes and volunteering at the New England Aquarium.

She was studying at the University of New Hampshire when a coworker at Target invited her to hang out.

That was just a ploy, prosecutors would prove at trial. The coworker, Kathryn McDonough, was the teenage sex slave of Mazzaglia, a 30-year-old she met in community theater who ordered her to recruit candidates to join them in sexual encounters.

When Marriott rebuffed the overture, Mazzaglia strangled and killed her, then raped her, before enlisting McDonough to help toss her body into the Piscataqua River.

At trial, Mazzaglia’s lawyer argued unsuccessfully that Marriott was a willing partner who died of accidental smothering. In a hearing in the judge’s chambers, the defense wanted to introduce stories about Marriott’s past that might bolster Mazzaglia’s claim. The judge ruled that allegations about her sexual history were irrelevant and protected. 

(At this point, blog editor is so disillusioned be it the sickening sexual perversions that lead to tragedy in this case, or threading it throughout the society up to the top with their elite sex rings. It's not even about sex; it's about control of a person's soul while fulfilling sick fantasy.  If it's some S&M game playing -- or worse-- here that's just as bad. In any event, it's an area I'm not comprehending at all and one making me sick to my stomach)

When Mazzaglia was convicted, Marriott’s parents mustered the strength to speak at his sentencing. “All the goodness in Lizzi could not save her from you,” Bob Marriott said that day, in August 2014.

A few months later, Mazzaglia petitioned the state Supreme Court to overturn his conviction on just one basis: the omission of Marriott’s sexual history.

Traditionally, according to multiple lawyers interviewed, the appeals court would decide the merits — and whether to uphold or vacate Mazzaglia’s conviction — while preserving the seal placed by the trial court, meaning certain appeals hearings would be closed and documents in the public file would be partly redacted.

But in January, the New Hampshire Supreme Court adopted a rule allowing appellate justices to open records that had been sealed at trial — and applied the rule to this case retroactively, asking lawyers for both sides to argue whether the sealed material should be opened to the public.

Before even hearing arguments, the court on June 10 announced that it would unseal everything the following week — and that those records would remain open pending a court decision on whether to reseal them or to overturn Mazzaglia’s conviction.

Advocates were aghast. Amanda Grady Sexton, public policy director for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, called it a “big step back for victims.”

“The common sense test on this is saying that the court made a mistake,” she said.

Gilles Bissonnette, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, said the decision to open the seal as a starting point — instead of after a ruling on the merits — “essentially puts the cart before the horse and really carries the potential to damage the rape-shield statute.”

First they demanded the name, then they denied it, and I'll skip the history class.

Reeling, Bob Marriott braced himself to share with other family members what they might soon hear on TV.

But the state swiftly urged the court to hold off, and the court agreed — preserving the seal and setting oral arguments for Sept. 21.

Bob Marriott said he is hopeful the court will see its June 10 decision as a misstep and keep the information permanently sealed.

“The trial is one of the last things that I could do for Lizzi,” he said. “I’m going to keep on fighting for her, because she’s not able to do it herself.”

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Monday Exhumation: Alabama Aberration

"Suspect’s ex-girlfriend lived at Alabama home where 5 slain" Associated Press  August 21, 2016

CITRONELLE, Ala. — The suspect in the killing of five people at a home in Alabama attacked them while they slept and then abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant — both of whom were found alive, authorities said Sunday.

It could take investigators days to sort out the murder scene in Citronelle, a small town 30 miles northwest of Mobile. Authorities said the victims, including a pregnant woman, were found Saturday inside the home.

The crime was of a magnitude rarely seen in this corner of rural southern Alabama, Mobile County sheriff’s Captain Paul Burch said. ‘‘It’s unprecedented here.”

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said multiple weapons were used.

Derrick Dearman, 27, of Leakesville, Miss., was taken into custody after he walked into the sheriff’s office in Greene County in Mississippi, about 20 miles west of Citronelle, Burch said. Dearman was accompanied by his father, the Alabama sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Dearman has confessed to the crimes, Burch told the news site Al.com.

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Monday Exhumation: Malden Melting Pot

"Ping-Pong controversy opens racial wound in Malden" by Vivian Wang Globe Correspondent  August 22, 2016

In Malden, a simmering dispute about alleged racism revolves around the most seemingly innocuous of topics: Ping-Pong at the senior center.

Qixia Liang, 72, along with dozens of other elderly patrons, used to play there every day. Liang credited the activity with keeping her physically fit and mentally sharp. And, she said, it was fun.

But she doesn’t play anymore, not since senior center staff last year relocated one Ping-Pong table from the auditorium to a cramped upstairs room and removed another altogether, despite the protests of the players — most of whom were Chinese.

The seemingly minor dispute, which flared up last year, boiled over last fall into two complaints with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and a series of heated community meetings.

Senior center staff insist the decision was not racially motivated, and the two complaints were closed in February for lack of probable cause, according to the assistant to the commissioners, H. Harrison. But Malden residents say the debate offers a window onto the struggles the city has encountered as its demographics rapidly evolve.

“I think for the old guard, some of them have their noses a little broken: ‘What are you doing, this is my community,’” said Malden City Councilor Debbie DeMaria. “I think that’s natural and it’s normal, but it makes me sad.”

Over the past few decades, as gentrification has sent rent in Chinatown skyrocketing, Malden’s Chinese population has ballooned. Malden’s Asian population grew by 46 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the state Department of Public Health, although the city’s population only grew by 10 percent. The suburb is a popular destination because of its lower housing prices and easy access to the Orange Line.

Chinese restaurants have cropped up all across town. Malden High School, now almost a quarter Asian, is the most racially diverse public high school in the state, according to data from the federal Department of Education.

These changes have brought the historically Irish, Italian, and Jewish community some “growing pains,” according to Lydia Lowe, codirector of Boston’s Chinese Progressive Association.

“They have to come to terms with who lives in the city now,” she said.

The growing pains aren’t new — a Globe article from 1991 details similar accounts of racism toward immigrants in Malden — but they have surged to the forefront again with the conflict over Ping-Pong.

Tensions first erupted more than a year ago, when longtime senior center patrons complained that the players were excessively noisy and disrespectful, even scratching the floors during their games. A string of community meetings resulted, including one last November where angry Chinese residents held signs demanding respect.

The city attempted to mediate, contracting with a third-party mediator who hosted several group discussions last winter about the issue. City officials said they hope a new police station, slated to open later this year with a room for community use, may ease the demands for space.

But Ping-Pong players, many of whom have stopped playing, say the issue is far from resolved.

“If they respected us and listened to our complaints, they wouldn’t have moved the tables. They just didn’t listen at all,” Liang said.

Senior center director Silvia Banos did not return multiple requests for comment.

The Ping-Pong incident is just one of several disputes in Malden that residents say have racial overtones. An ongoing attempt by a Chinatown-based health center, the South Cove Community Health Center, to expand into Malden has met opposition. A few Chinese restaurants have had their windows broken, although no arrests have been made.

Chinese community advocates acknowledge that, as at the senior center, the opposition to South Cove is not explicitly racial. Councilors opposed to the project cite concerns about gentrification, pointing to the health center’s proposed partnership with an apartment developer.

Still, the conflicts have left the city in the delicate position of trying to unify an increasingly diverse — and at times divided — population.

On July 25, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson attended the latest of several “East Meets West” dialogues hosted by the city’s Chinese Culture Connection, where he discussed the importance of civic engagement. City officials plan to sponsor their own series of conversations about race and diversity, too, Christenson said.

“I think what we’ve learned was that we do need to have better communication and we do need to help each other learn about each other,” said Maria Luise, special assistant to the mayor.

Mei Hung, executive director of Chinese Culture Connection, said the Ping-Pong dispute was likely the result of a lack of understanding by Malden residents who did not know that the sport is a joyful, noisy activity among Chinese, or that Chinese people often communicate more loudly than Americans do.

Likewise, William Regan, 72, a Caucasian volunteer at the senior center who filed one of the August complaints alleging that staff had been discriminatory, said he thinks the conflicts were the product of ignorance, not ill will. He said he hopes further discussions will ease tensions.

Still, some Chinese residents, like Liang, are skeptical of how much the city’s efforts will help, noting that their initial discussions about the Ping-Pong tables did not change the outcome. Some longtime residents, City Councilor DeMaria acknowledged, are set in their ways: she said she knows people who have talked about leaving Malden due to the changing demographics.

“They’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’m moving out of Malden, this is crazy, all these Asian people,’ ” DeMaria said. “So yes, it’s going to take time.”

Hung acknowledged that organizations like Chinese Culture Connection won’t be able to change everyone’s minds. She knows that the people who attend her events are a self-selecting group.

But she remains hopeful.

“Just like anywhere in the world, you have people who are very open-minded and curious, and others who feel a little intimidated or maybe threatened by the new people who may come to share their piece of the pie,” Hung said. “I’m very optimistic to build this bridge and make Malden a very vibrant and fun place to live.”

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Related: Chinese Are Racist

I'll now leave you to bounce around with your own thoughts.

Monday Exhumation: Step By Step

"Are insurance policies saving patients money, or keeping them from the treatment they need?" by Bob Tedeschi, August 22, 2016

As science makes once-unthinkable treatments available, patients are increasingly facing a harsh reality: Insurance companies are forcing them to try older, less expensive therapies for months before covering pricier ones.

Insurers have long relied on a cautious approach to control costs and spare patients from expensive medications they might not need. But in more than a dozen interviews with doctors and patients, a picture has emerged of insurers growing more aggressive as they respond to financial pressures.

The result is a reliance on what is known as “step therapy,” whereby patients are forced to try cheaper treatments before they graduate to more expensive ones, even when health care providers are confident the inexpensive treatments will not work.

In one example, a woman with lupus said her vision was severely affected after an insurer forced her to try multiple medications before paying for one that her doctor initially wanted to prescribe. In another, a patient with lung cancer took a break from a successful chemotherapy regimen, then was blocked by her insurer from resuming it until she had tried other drugs.

Spurred by stories like these, state legislators, who regulate Medicaid plans and much of the nation’s private insurance, have begun pushing back. In recent months, at least five states, including California and Indiana, have passed legislation to rein in step therapy approaches, known by critics as “fail first” policies. More than a dozen other states now have such laws on the books.

Insurers argue that, “Step therapy is addressing the problem of making sure patients get the right treatment at the right time, and if there’s an affordable alternative, they have access to it first,” said Clare Krusing, a spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group.

Doctors and ethicists generally do not dispute that theory, but....

There is an “important nuance” when it comes to your health and well-being. 

What patient likes hearing that, huh?

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No nuances when it comes to ca$h:

"Foreign investors eye local lab sites" by Robert Weisman Globe Staff  August 21, 2016

After years of snapping up Boston-area office buildings and high-end housing projects, international investors are now going after a new market: laboratory space that is in tight supply as the region’s life sciences industry booms.

In recent months, large funds and wealthy individuals from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have made first-time bids for biomedical research properties in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, and elsewhere, according to commercial real estate brokers. Investors see an opportunity to profit from rising rents and property values.

Some think the trend could be accelerated by the United Kingdom’s surprise vote in June to leave the European Union, creating more volatility across the Atlantic and clouding the outlook for investors traditionally drawn to London and other European markets. Overseas investors also are joining funds pooled by US real estate firms.

“International capital is knocking on the lab door,” said Frank Petz, managing director at JLL Capital Markets, who oversees the real estate firm’s business in New England. “There’s a greater appreciation of that asset class, and the Boston area is considered a safe haven.”

Nearly half of last year’s roughly $46 billion in commercial real estate purchases in the area were made by foreign buyers, driving up prices for competing buyers but boosting profits for sellers.

Until recently, overseas buyers have stayed clear of biopharma space, a niche seen as historically risky and dominated by a handful of connected domestic players led by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, BioMed Realty, and MIT.

Established players say new entrants need to understand the roster of potential lab tenants and their financial backers as well as the business of biotech startups. Such companies grow rapidly and need to move to larger laboratories during drug research, even though they are burning through venture capital and won’t generate earnings for a decade or more.

“The asset class has tended to attract investors with a track record and an existing portfolio of space, which gives tenants more options,” said Bill Kane, the Boston-based senior vice president of Biomed, which owns more than 3 million square feet of area office and lab space.

Foreign investors lacking that background “used to want downtown offices and they wouldn’t look at life sciences properties or medical offices,” said Rob Griffin, US head of capital markets at real estate service firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who this month hosted a group of deep-pocketed Asian investors studying Boston area lab buildings. “There’s been a sea change in the parameters of international investors and what they’re looking for.”

Their risk aversion was allayed in part by Ariad Pharmaceutical Inc.’s ease in subleasing large parts of its planned new Alexandria Center headquarters and lab campus on Binney Street in Cambridge to IBM Watson Health and other tenants in the past two years. That move, coming after a regulatory setback forced Ariad to cuts its workforce and scale back on its own space requirements, underscored the robust demand for space in Cambridge, where the vacancy rate is 3.4 percent, according to a report issued last week by brokerage firm Transwestern.

Last year’s $4.8 billion buyout of BioMed by Blackstone Group LP also seemed to validate the strength of the market for lab space — a market concentrated in US biopharma hubs such as Greater Boston, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. New York-based Blackstone, the world’s biggest private-equity firm, is considered a savvy real estate investor.

David Begelfer, chief executive of NAIOP Massachusetts, a commercial real estate trade group, said, “There’s a learning process that you need to have. I don’t think you can just come in, plunk down a bid, and walk away with these types of [lab] properties.”

But the learning curve isn’t deterring foreign investors. Transwestern partner Bob Richards fielded bids from China, Korea, and the Middle East for part-ownership in a lab building in the Longwood Medical Area, home to Harvard Medical School and a cluster of teaching hospitals.

“We’re seeing a whole lot of [potential] buyers not previously seen here,” he said.

Thus far, only a few biomedical buildings have been successfully purchased by overseas buyers, led by a pair of German-owned firms. An investment arm of Deutsche Bank last year paid $123 million for a building at 50 Staniford St., near Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jamestown LP, which invests funds raised from wealthy Germans in properties that include Newbury Street’s brownstone retail boutiques, bought Boston Design Center — a former military warehouse in the Seaport District renovated for labs and office — for $72.7 million in 2013.

The firm paid $193 million the same year to buy 245 First St., a Kendall Square biotech building. Three years later, it is preparing to sell it for more than $300 million to a group that includes a Norges Bank sovereign wealth fund that invests North Sea oil revenue.

Norges also reportedly bid earlier this year for One Kendall Square, an eight-acre warren of biotech buildings that is one of the area’s best-known startup spaces, but the property was sold to Alexandria for $725 million. Other foreign investors that have eyed lab Boston area biomedical buildings include Chinese fund Evergrande Group, Dubai-based sovereign wealth fund Safanad Ltd., and Samsung SRA Asset Management Co., an arm of the Korean conglomerate, according to real estate insiders.

Overseas institutions, which typically manage pooled funds from multiple investors, are often secretive. Representatives from Jamestown, Norges, Evergrande, Safanad, and Samsung all declined to discuss their interest in lab space or didn’t respond to inquiries.

While the trend is just beginning, buyers and sellers say it’s only a matter of time before more biomedical lab space in the area is snapped up by international investors. This month, Chinese developer Greenland Holdings and two partners disclosed they had put more than $1 billion into a biotech industrial park south of San Francisco.

“It’s part of the maturation of the life sciences buildings as a mainstream asset rather than a niche product,” said Tom Andrews, executive vice president and Greater Boston regional market director for Alexandria.

Riaz Cassum, senior managing director at Boston commercial real estate agency HFF, said he recently visited Asia, where he met with investors seeking to “play across the spectrum” by acquiring lab buildings or even firms that own portfolios of lab buildings.

“They love the Boston market because of the educational and research institutions here,” Cassum said.

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Also see:

Pfizer nearing deal to acquire Medivation for about $14b

Pfizer to buy cancer drug maker in $14 billion deal

Pfizer to buy antibiotics from AstraZeneca for $725 million

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Globe Burial

May they R.I.P.

Sunday Globe Autopsy

The second opinion said more centralization is the answer.

As for the arid coverage lately, you can crawl through the links if you like. I no longer do, and have decided that I can be more productive were I to do anything but buy, read, or blog about the Bo$ton Globe. I simply no longer believe anything they say, period (think Gulf of Tonkin, readers) and never felt lower about them.

Take for starters the mixed messages I am receiving (and it doesn't end there. One day I'm told Biden is all for the Turkish operation to clean out US.-supported ISIS and stop the U.S.-supported Kurds from establishing a state that would herald the break-up of four nations and supply U.S. and western intelligence a base to raise hell in the region; the next, AP is wringing its hands over the issue, and all the time the Turks are supposed to help with forced migration of Obama's wars after the U.S.-sponsored coup attempt. But I digress).

Sorry for breaking the covenant with you, readers, but continuing to do this is crazy. I know it is not a crime, but it is a good idea to stay out of the city. Of course, you will find only certain crimes mentioned there before you head off to school.

Upon the turn in I took a brief look at page A2 and saw New York Times, New York Times, New York Times, and my fire went out. I'm holding it on page A3 before flipping the finger again on page A4. 

By the time I arrive on page A10 I'm told Trump could take Nevada (despite all the immigrants) and might even win Iowa. No talk of Clinton's health (his cited sources have been outed, btw), and that would just be "conspiracy" talk. All they have now is insults, and it is quite laughable at this point. The screeching by the pre$$ and campaign is confirmation of it. 

Cat must have had the printed paper's tongue, and there was a time when such a Globe story brought me joy. No longer. It's time to start shrinking my time spent here. Two more dead to crime, and I'm sure race had something to do with it. Don't let it spoil the party and parade like last year, though, and be sure to clean up after yourselves, too.

Well, it's getting close to lunch so I'm going to light a fire and go Hyde. May God (or whoever) help them.

I've done my job for the day and just happened to dig up these:

"... the entire history of the US...from finding an "empty land" onward, was a lie.  The Assassination of Lincoln, the Attack on Pearl Harbour and the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the Kennedy assassinations were just a few of the ones that went before the Lunar Hoax.  Every time they got away with a hoax/false flag, they perpetrated an even bigger one to celebrate.  Culminating in the 9/11 atrocity.  That was a hoax/false flag too far.

Sometimes I wonder if the perps ever regret 9/11 just because after it, there arose a pesky 37% minority who don't believe anything they do.  These "truthers" as we call ourselves...woke up and began to fight back against the lies.  So what if we couldn't rouse the other 63%.  We've learned to accept that they "can't" wake up.  They can't wake up because they can't handle the truth.  It's like a congenital disability.  It's why humanity has been kept down in slavery for most of our existence....

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The comments are also worth a read, and there is more ranting here. I suppose I am now one of the kook wing according to some people, and that is fine with me. The certainty is being seen in a different light these days.

".... What is extraordinary about these events is that as the OPERATION GLADIO hoaxing is now not just in the United States but is taking place globally in virtually all countries that are part of what I call "the Rothschild Central Bank Consortium", is that now, these same Psychological Operations techniques are being used across the globe to instill panic and fear in the populations of the affected nations who are coordinating these GLADIO events with the probable intent of instituting some form of GLOBAL MARTIAL LAW enactment and policy.

Is it not unreasonable to presume that the broad spectrum Psychological Operations will incorporate more and more intentional leakage of events to be staged with the aim to causing the populations in the affected countries to induce them to become skeptical of attempts by alternative media journalists to warn the citizenry, for example, of a pending global financial collapse. They need to control the world population in the fore of the collapse rather than try to gain control in the aftermath.

Operation GLADIO

One of the most potent and effective tactics of GLADIO fear mongering is to have a significant amount of doubt and uncertainty in the public psyche about the veracity of staged events vs. whether or not they may have in fact been real or not, where this gulf of ‘doubt’ ultimately leads to both a form of inaction and or paralysis in the global populations much in the same way as would someone screaming; “FIRE! FIRE!” in a crowded venue.

Over time, it causes people to be unsure of the imperative to take action to evacuate and get away from an incipient hazard or threat that apparently is over used and warned about too often. As a growing pattern of coordination between the Rothschild-dominated nations, the intent is to control by lack of certainty more so than the brute force application of force alone. This is a very powerful method of population management, by the way....

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Gotta give a tip-o-cap for that one, and Fetzer gains more credibility with me these days, if for no other reason than the lead thermite proponent (in addition to Rivero) was a Mormon professor. That cult is involved not only part of the ruling elite, but a sanctuary of mind control experimentation.

".... In summary, the point is that with the Olympics now done and with the 15th anniversary of 9/11 right around the corner, on cue the ruling elite are ratcheting up the fear and anticipation of ISIS likely for an upcoming big event for which they will blame “ISIS.” Or perhaps it will be a big event that they will use to blame Russia, Syria, Iran or one of the other nation states that have said no to the Western central bankers so they can justify the start of WW3. Either way ISIS will be at the center of this as the propaganda is now building up suggesting that Syria and Russia are attacking the “rebels” who are trying to supposedly attack ISIS.

Let’s face it, we’re coming up on ISIS season (just like they are stirring up the pot for a big Zika virus psyop likely coming this fall) and the recent bizarre stories are just the tip of the iceberg for what they are planning.

It’s time to get familiar with the script:

A. They float out many smaller stories; then they

B. psychologically build you up to the big event.

Let’s prepare for this psyop script and find ways to expose their agenda and their fake and sponsored terrorism without which there is no hope for the new global order they want so desperately.

Thankfully, there’s nothing the ruling elite can do to obscure the revealed knowledge we have about who created, armed and trained ISIS. We can also see for two solid years that the US is not interested in finishing off ISIS. We’ve also observed for two full years that their mainstream media just wants to glorify ISIS and make you think that ISIS is always getting bigger, stronger and scarier. This apparently is the latest memo they (the MSM) has received. The propaganda ammo is flying and the American people’s minds are the targets. Build up ISIS 2014-style and prepare the masses for what is coming....

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Also see: Suarez on ISIS (and More)

NSA Whistleblowers: NSA Hack Was Likely An Inside Job 

No wonder the Globe minimized it.

".... The slow and less than newsworthy pacing of the day to day over this summer has a lulling effect on what awaits. Much of what could have come to pass has not done so. There was no real Summer of Rage and no signal event of major change. It has all just limped along on its way to Haphazardville. Where it will no longer be 'scuttling across the floors of silent seas' is when The Fall comes in. It has become a dependable trend in recent decades that all kinds of strange events can come to pass in a major election cycle. We are in one of the most dramatic of its kind since the election of 2000.

I am done with all inclination to attempt to predict anything. I get little things right but miss the really important ones, though... often enough the important ones doesn't even happen. What we do notice here is a long range geo-politick strategizing and endless and interminable shifting of game board pieces. The games of 'Go' and 'Risk' come to mind. The big horses trample in whatever direction, lacking both respect and compassion for one and all and the smaller horses herd together and stampede in the direction of whatever temporary openings may appear. They are all playing the roles embraced by any of them and the roles are an expression of whatever compounded force is generated by the elemental, archetypal, planetary powers as a synthesis of their interplay with or against one another and it continues to change by the day, or the week or the months, as the strength of the force increases, diminishes or changes completely because of a change in the planetary aspects brought about in the natural progression of their courses.

We like to think that we are more important than we are. We like to think we have a great deal of free will and that is why judgment is such a big thing down here....

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Think of him what you want, but he always fills me with hope -- and that's how I want to end today.

NDU: 

Globe gave a third opinion, and so did readers.