"Charleston suspect in touch with hate groups; No evidence that they pushed him to attack church" by Michael S. Schmidt New York Times July 04, 2015
First question: So which government agency did his case officer work for?
WASHINGTON — Federal and local authorities have found that the man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black people in a South Carolina church last month had been in contact with white supremacists online, although it does not appear that they encouraged him to carry out the massacre, according to law enforcement officials.
This is a backdoor way to shut down all dissenting websites.
Investigators uncovered that information as they have pieced together where the gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, received his inspiration, and whether anyone else should face charges in connection with the murders.
Related: Confederate Flag Controversy is About Criminalizing Dissent
Incredible how one alleged nutcase in a photo led to so much guilt my association, huh?
“To understand what happened, you have to understand who he talked to and who may have known what,” said one law enforcement official briefed on the case. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation.
And if it leads back -- as it always does -- to some government agency case handler.
So far, the authorities have determined that people around Roof were aware that he held some racist beliefs.
You will believe whatever authority and it's ma$$ media mouthpiece proclaim, or else. That is the road the rotten NYT -- still with the right to shovel their shit (hell, if I'm going to get shut down and banned for hate I might as well make it worth it with the curses) -- is mapping out for us.
If the authorities find that any of Roof’s associates knew about his plans, they would most likely try to prosecute them. In the case of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, at least two men who were friends of the bombers were charged with helping them dispose of evidence from the bombing and from a subsequent shooting of a police officer. Three other men associated with the bombers were charged in connection with lying to the authorities or obstructing the investigation.
I will be returning to that case shortly, I hope. Who knows how much longer they will let me run. It's another crisis actor drill gone live, with possible piggyback by private contractors and framed patsies provided by the FBI.
The authorities investigating the shooting that took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church have been able to piece together the communications of Roof in part because they are in possession of his electronic devices, including his cellphone and computer. The devices were taken to FBI laboratories in Quantico, Virginia, where they have been scrutinized by specially trained agents and analysts.
And if you believe that.... of course, NSA no longer picking all that up and blah, blah, blah.
Cover story crap does read like good fiction, though -- unless my beliefs are too hateful, huh?
(Blog editor qualifies such a statement by noting that if you had read the work here, I am far from racist. The policies I espouse have not and are not causing the deaths and sufferings of dark-skinned peoples all across this planet bending under the weight of AmeriKan Empire and its wars for Israel -- where supremacism is acceptable and reigns supreme)
They showed that at least some of Roof’s communications with the hate groups were online.
Thus this hateful government will decide who hates and who does not.
The authorities also have looked over a manifesto and photographs posted online of him at Confederate heritage sites and slavery museums. The FBI has concluded that they were probably posted by Roof. Although some of the photos appear to have been taken by someone else, bureau analysts have said that they were likely selfie photos or taken by Roof using a timer on the camera.
What doublespeak garbage! It's a John Doe #2 situation, but, blah, blah, himself lone nut, blah, blah. This used to make good reading, but now?
The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., reported Thursday that the investigation had widened to include others who may have helped Roof. It did not identify who those people were.
Of course not, because there is no one else, or if there is they will all be cut-out crisis actors!
The FBI has dedicated significant resources to the inquiry and has worked closely with the local authorities.
And who could ever question the veracity of such a thing?
The Justice Department is likely to file federal hate crime charges against Roof, who faces nine counts of murder in state court.
Senior officials at the Justice Department said the shooting was such an extraordinary event that the department must bring hate crime charges to send a larger message about it.
That's where my ears prick up! Any time this lying, war-promoting government wants to send a message, LOOK OUT!!!!
Related: "From 'lone nut' to conspiracy." -- http://xymphora.blogspot.com
Are You Brave Enough to Read This Blog?
Has that flag in it. So, are you brave enough to believe what looks like a set-up over a hoax? No disrespect intended; it is only what some say, and they seem to have good points. Also, think from what it took attention away.
Also see: Sunday Globe Special: Ebony and Ivory
I think we have come together when you think about it (of course, you are a terrorist if those colors make you unhappy). Time to drape the flag over the coffin before burning it:
"Statistics on church fires defy simple analysis; Recent S.C. blaze not likely arson, US official says" by Bruce Smith and Ray Henry Associated Press July 02, 2015
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — More than a half-dozen fires at black churches have burned in the days since a white gunman was charged with murder in the shootings of nine black churchgoers in Charleston.
That reminds me: there is no longer talk of law enforcement shootings of blacks by white officers (or it has been relegated to briefs, back pages, or B-sections). This one event has totally taken the focus of the issue.
Investigators have determined that several were intentionally set but have not announced any evidence of racial motives.
That's because it turns out those that started the fires were blacks, otherwise known as agent provocateurs. They come in all colors, I guess.
No one keeps an up-to-date tally of every church fire in the United States, making exact comparisons impossible, but in recent days, speculation has run rampant on social media.
Yes, they have no facts at all, no investigation at all, no nothing, but.... !!!!!!
Talk about an ORGANIZED CAMPAIGN of PROPAGANDA! Right in front of me!
Could white supremacists be reviving this terror tactic? Was someone looking to make a statement after President Obama called for an honest accounting of America’s racial history during his eulogy in Charleston on Friday?
All my statements are made here, and in this case lightning appears to be the culprit.
But don't let that stop the propaganda pre$$ from shoveling the speculative narrative, blah, blah. Enjoy!
Some intentional fires set in black churches defy simple racial motives. The Clinton task force found whites represented 63 percent of the people arrested for bombing or burning black churches in the late 1990s, but 37 percent were black.
I'm sorry, 37% were what?
Motives also varied widely: Some were vandals or pyromaniacs. Others tried to cover up burglaries or financial theft, or simply held grudges....
In other words, there is NO EVIDENCE of any "white supremacist" plot because it doesn't exist! It only exists in the mind of government propagandists and their pre$$titutes.
Did you know that increased lightning strikes are responsible for most of the wildfires?
Another $triking development:
"Jefferson’s University of Virginia building is getting $58m update" by Steve Szkotak Associated Press July 04, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation.
More like a revision. He battled the bankers in his time.
The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.
In its interior, also veined with scaffolding, workers are crouched in cramped spaces shoveling out red clay beneath the foundation to make room for modern mechanical features, such as wiring and plumbing. In another area, two patterns of brick have been laid out, like carpet samples, before a final selection is made.
Outside, a crew uses a special concoction and brushes to scrub years of grime from a marble balustrade.
To ensure all this work doesn’t stress the nearly two-century-old structure, a $500,000 laser monitoring system targets 130 points to detect any movement in the brick walls.
If the lasers sense a shift of a quarter-inch, ‘‘the project shuts down and we figure out what’s going wrong,’’ says Jody Lahendro, a historic preservation architect who is overseeing the face-lift for the university.
So where did the $58 million bucks come from? The austerity-whipping Congre$$?
The centerpiece of U.Va.’s historic grounds and Jefferson’s vision of an ‘‘academical village,’’ the Rotunda was built from 1822 to 1826. It was the largest construction project of its day, Lahendro said. Its labor force included slaves, as well as craftsmen brought in from Philadelphia.
What would Jefferson have thunk (actually, he wanted to cut his loose long before the practice was ended)?
Jefferson modeled the Rotunda on the Pantheon in Rome, which has dazzled millions of visitors with the oculus atop its domed roof, through which a golden shaft of sunlight commonly illuminates the interior.
The renovation includes repairs to the famed dome, updated climate equipment to preserve the building at an optimal temperature, and many other improvements.
The work has also revealed secrets: a hearth used in chemical experiments and dating to Jefferson’s era was found behind a brick wall. A cistern, 16 feet deep, was discovered in the east courtyard. The signatures of workers who built it in 1853 were also found, and they were preserved for future display.
While the Rotunda reflects Jefferson’s worldly influences, it also represents his strong belief in the separation of church and state. So while churches had been the focal point of universities in his day, the Rotunda initially housed a library and was the center of U.Va.
Once completed next summer, the spruced up Rotunda will not be a museum piece. Up to 200 events are typically held there annually. Its governing board meets under the dome, and several classrooms will be added: ‘‘the thing closest to our hearts,’’ Lahendro said.
That's funny because I've been rereading the history of that time period, and I feel the same way about Jefferson.
‘‘It’s a sin that university students who graduated in the last few years have never set foot in the Rotunda,’’ he said. ‘‘So we are bringing it back to the students, making it a part of the student life.’’
Oddly enough, I just watched a program while reading the paper regarding how it took over 200 years for the truth of Jefferson's affair with Sally Hemings even though it was exposed in 1802 and how the mixing of races had been going on for a long, long time before then. Also something about a Burr plot for a coup exposed by a turncoat, and all I could think of was Smedley Butler.
Another flag of tyranny:
Police Across U.S. on High Alert
That's what greeted me when I logged in, and don't worry, I'm not going anywhere; however, I am going to sit right here and keep refreshing my Globe for the imminent terror attack by ISIS™.
"Security stepped up in Boston for holiday weekend" by Sara DiNatale Globe Correspondent July 03, 2015
Bostonians and tourists who visited the Esplanade Friday afternoon to catch the Boston Pops practice could not go more than a few feet without seeing a state trooper or member of the National Guard.
And that was just practice. I mean, we're talking about practice. Not the game. Practice.
Security has been heightened this weekend in Boston and on the Esplanade. Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said Friday that authorities are not aware of any specific terrorist threat against Boston’s historic celebration, but he said people should still be vigilant.
Yup, all the spying, all the surveillance, and they don't know and never do because they are busy running some drill.
Could they all be staged and scripted false flags, folks?
“We’re just stepping it up to make sure it can be as safe as possible,” he said during a news conference outside City Hall. “If you see something, say something. Don’t think you’re going to bother us.”
No, because I wouldn't want to be ensnared in the entrapment, and thus the safest thing to do is stay home. Whatever you do, don't con$ume anything. Then the "terrorists" win.
He urged people to enjoy the holiday and encouraged everyone to “feel secure coming down” to the Esplanade. State Police have security “well-covered” on the Esplanade, he said, while Boston Police have the Back Bay neighborhood covered.
A lone-wolf attack would be police’s “worst nightmare,” Evans said, but with no indication of any specific threats, much of the focus lies in Boston’s neighborhoods.
Well, that's the inherent definition of "lone wolf" patsies and ghosts. There would be no indication. I mean, the doublespeak of fear has gone beyond absurdity and into insanity. All an excuse for ever-expanding tyranny. For your own protection, of course, same as the lies!
Evans said he wanted to make “sure I don’t have kids shot,” keeping in mind two recent shootings, one in Mattapan that left one man wounded and another in Roxbury that left one man dead and one wounded.
Yeah, well, too late now; just stay out of certain certain areas. The cops have set up some $afe zones for you.
John Fleetwood, 64, of Sarasota, Fla., was scouting out the Esplanade Friday afternoon to determine how early he and his wife, Julie, would have to arrive Saturday to snag a good spot to watch the concert and fireworks.
He was questioned about it?
Right away, he said, he noticed the high number of officers patrolling the area.
“I’m in favor of it,” he said. “Especially because Boston has already been hit once during the Boston Marathon.”
Yes, we all love the police state!
It was his first time in Boston, he said, and there seemed no more opportune time to visit than the Fourth of July. He was not going to let fear ruin his time here.
Says the fear-promoting mouthpiece!
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security called for law enforcement officials to be on alert nationwide in light of recent terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait.
"Government minister Kamel Jendoubi told reporters Thursday in Tunis that the eight still detained — seven men and one woman — are suspected of direct links to the attack. He did not elaborate on their identities or roles, saying only that the investigation ‘‘has allowed us to discover the network behind the operation in Sousse.’’ The minister also urged greater international terrorism cooperation in a ‘‘war . . . between democratic Tunisia and an international jihadi movement.’’ Tunisia ties eight suspects directly to deadly beach attack."
Gee, I wonder to jwho they could have been connected.
Related: Tunisia’s challenge: preserving rights while fighting terrorism
That photo is as unconvincing as the others, but now we know the why.
Also see: Terror charges sought for beheading in France;
Yes, "security efforts after massacre may hurt freedom" and racists are apparently first in line at the guillotine as the propaganda begins to calypso -- but it's all for the children, of course.
People on the Esplanade Friday were well aware of the call for caution but determined not to be deterred from celebrating.
“It’s always in the back of your mind,” Emmy Crowder said of potential attacks.
Then the propagandists have won.
The 26-year-old Dallas native and student at Boston University was leaning on a metal fence near the Hatch Shell with her boyfriend, Josh Shane, 32, and enjoying the Pops’ daytime practice. A state trooper stood a few feet away.
“It’s kind of scary,” Shane said, “but not enough to deter you from going out.”
Hundreds funneled in and out of the Esplanade Friday.
Moo or bleat, your preference.
By mid-afternoon, State Police spokesman David Procopio said there were no major incidents, but one person with outstanding warrants was arrested.
“Everything has been going smoothly,” he said.
Troopers were stationed near the start of the line for the Pops concert, where people had been waiting as early as 8:30 a.m.
People who want to view the concert and fireworks will have to enter through one of two checkpoints. The checkpoints will open at 9 a.m. People are not allowed to bring coolers on wheels, backpacks, glass containers, cans, premixed beverages, alcohol, fireworks, weapons, drones, or bikes. All liquids must be in sealed, clear plastic containers that hold no more than 2 liters.
Officials also warned the public to be wary of other holiday hazards.
Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn reminded people to be careful grilling, and said he did not want to see any fireworks-related tragedies. EMS Chief James Hooley reminded the public to stay hydrated and remember to “grab the shade” during the festivities.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh warned residents to take precautions, including not overcrowding decks, which can collapse.
Related: Berkeley Balcony Collapse
“The Fourth of July is a special time in Boston,” Walsh said, after encouraging people to stay safe over the weekend.
The best way I can do that is sit right here.
I'm having a bit of a flashback, so maybe I'll just watch the fireworks on TV (or fake fireworks, and if they are gonna fake that.... what wouldn't they?)
My choice? Either Dukes of Hazzard on Max or Syfy's Twilight Zone (just in the Nick of Time!).
Meanwhile, out here it is a war of words:
"Column on race by Berkshires official sparks debate" by Callum Borchers Globe Staff July 01, 2015
Cabin retreats are opening for the summer, and a new season of music at Tanglewood begins this weekend, but the talk of the Berkshires is about an inflammatory racial commentary penned by a local Republican official — and a newspaper’s decision to print it.
The uproar has brought a contentious national discussion about race relations, sparked by events in Charleston, S.C., Baltimore, and Ferguson, Mo., to a typically tranquil community where vacationers go to escape real-world concerns.
“It’s surely been a bigger debate than we anticipated,” said Bill Everhart, editorial page editor of The Berkshire Eagle, the Pittsfield daily that published the commentary.
The debate began with a column that ran under the headline “Here’s the solution for black America” on June 13, four days before a white supremacist, Dylann Storm Roof, shot and killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
The timing added fuel to what probably would have been a controversial item anyway, drawing attention from readers and media bloggers far outside of the Eagle’s circulation area, many of whom added the column to a growing list of exhibits revealing the undying existence of racism in America.
The column’s author, Steven Nikitas, is a member of the Berkshire County Republican Association, which submits opinion pieces every other week in a series called “Right from the Berkshires.” Nikitas argued against what he called “endless media hand-wringing that somehow ‘we’ must all do something more to help black America.”
“And ‘we’ means white people, taxpayers, businesses, the criminal justice system, the universities and the government,” Nikitas continued. “But blacks must now pull themselves up.”
It's like the n-word because Clarence Thomas said the same thing during confirmation hearings.
He went on to write that black people should “reform their culture from top to bottom by respecting marriage and the family and the law, returning to their churches, embracing education and hard work, avoiding violence and debased rap music, speaking clearly, shunning drugs and profanity, and pulling up their pants.”
Maybe he didn't say it right, but is it bad advice?
Online comments and letters to the editor poured in and continue to do so.
A few have applauded Nikitas: “Conservatives are realists who risk stating the TRUTH and consequently being labeled a racist.”
I don't identify with either term, conservative or racist. Sorry. The truth is obviously some conspiracy, too.
Most have lampooned him: “This is a terrible piece of writing that isn’t even worth debating.”
Then why all the print?
And some comments, much to the Eagle’s consternation, are based on the mistaken belief that Nikitas is a staff writer at the newspaper and that the paper endorses his views.
You can hardly blame the reading public for that after all the blurring.
The confusion prompted the Eagle’s editor, Kevin Moran, to print a lengthy explanation of the paper’s decision to publish Nikitas’s column last Friday. Declaring the Eagle’s opinion page to be “among the most progressive in the country,” Moran stressed that Nikitas is not an employee and that the paper’s editorial board disagrees with his views.
“Views and opinions — whether they be considered by some, most or all people to be ignorant or brilliant or somewhere in between — tell us a lot about the community in which we live,” Moran wrote.
“Such knowledge can spark a community discussion or debate and enact change, but it should never be held a secret.”
Efforts to reach Nikitas by e-mail and phone were unsuccessful.
Dan Valenti, an adjunct professor of journalism at Berkshire Community College, said the Eagle made “absolutely the right call” when it chose to print the Nikitas column. If anything should have been withheld, it was Moran’s defense, which Valenti contended was unnecessary.
“The Eagle had a duty to publish it to start this very debate that has followed,” said Valenti, who runs a news and commentary blog called Planet Valenti. “We have to decide in this case whether we believe in the First Amendment or we don’t.”
He knows where this is all going!
Everhart, the editorial page editor, said he felt confident that most regular readers of the Eagle, familiar with its left-leaning editorial stance, understood that the paper was merely honoring its agreement to publish submissions of the Berkshire County Republican Association as a sort of counterweight. The Eagle, which has a print and digital circulation of about 30,000, has printed “Right from the Berkshires” since 2013 and plans to run the next installment this weekend.
But Everhart acknowledged the potential for confusion among nonlocal readers who might have been directed to Nikitas’s column from other news sites, blogs, or social media. A slight majority of mobile traffic on the column has come from outside of Massachusetts, according to the newspaper, and desktop traffic has been split almost evenly between in-state and out-of-state readers.
Everhart said the paper might introduce additional disclaimers to maker clearer which opinion pieces represent the Eagle and which come from third parties.
Well, Happy false-flag Fourth of July, readers.
Whadda ya mean it's gonna rain?!!
Better bring the flag in then.
UPDATE: I sat here all day, and the only thing that happened was Fox news pushing the narrative at the top of every hour (as the whost looked very uncomfortable pushing bs).
INDEPENDENCE DAY: THE MOCKERY NEVER ENDS
Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth of July
NDUs: Richmond split over how to remember Confederate history
It's at the top of the mast.
Free speech has a price — letting jerks have their say
For once I agree with the jerk.
"Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on Esplanade" by Monica Disare, Astead Herndon, Rosa Nguyen, Evan Allen and Maria Sacchetti Globe correspondents and Globe staff July 04, 2015
Thousands of revelers from around the world, many sporting Statue of Liberty hats and waving American flags, descended on the Charles River Esplanade Saturday night for the Boston Pops’ annual concert and a Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza.
Amid tight security, families toting lawn chairs charged onto the lawn as early as 9 a.m., under gray skies. But by nightfall, the skies cleared, a hush fell, and people sang the National Anthem and swayed to Sinatra before the fireworks lit up the night.
You had to wait all f***ing day, huh?
The 42d annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a distinctly Boston event, but attracts people from all over the world, this year including a couple from Iraq and Albania living in Worcester, a family of Red Sox fans from Texas, and a North Carolina grandfather who insisted that his eight familiy members, including grandkids, wear matching tie-dyed American flag shirts....
That's another thing I'm sick of, the Bo$ton superiority and supremacism that comes with the reporting.
Massachusetts State Police and other law enforcement were out in full force, and the security lines interrupted the celebration. Before they could spread out their picnic blankets, visitors had to have bags checked twice and be screened with a hand-held metal detector. Police also investigated a few bags left unattended, but found nothing awry.
At the end of the night, dozens of revelers complained that they has been barred from crossing the river to get a better view of the fireworks....
Then boo them. Unpatriotic assholes!
The security marked a constant reminder of the terrorist threats worldwide, but revelers said it did not dampen their enthusiasm for the longstanding tradition....
Carol Hunt, a 79-year-old Milton woman, dressed from head to toe as the Statue of Liberty, wearing an American flag across her torso.
“I’m very patriotic,” said Hunt, who has been coming to the celebration for 23 years. “I’ve lived through the Kennedy assassination, 9/11. It makes you realize how lucky we really are.”
Yeah. Whoop-de-doo for you! We are so lucky to have lived through those false flag events that have destroyed the very thing they are celebrating.
One of them was Megan Schinker, a 13-year-old from Stow, Ohio, who has come to the celebration every year of her life....
Which contrasts perfectly with the fact that I've never gone to it my whole life.
When the gates opened, the fastest members tore across the grass in front of the Hatch Shell, unfurling green tarps as they ran. Schinker, decked out in a sequined red hat, planted her feet across four tarps and raised her hands in the air in triumph.
“This area is now claimed by us!” she shouted, and the 25 or so other members of the group — hailing from Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, and bound by a love of being first at the Fourth of July celebration — hooted and clapped.
Like the old homesteaders, 'eh?
To pass the time before the evening concert, people danced, napped, or read books under an intermittent rain. But for the most part, revelers sat, chatted, and ate, snacking on funnel cakes, hot dogs, and ice cream....
Yeah, sitting around for 12 hours because of non-existent, government-created threats, is fun.
Just before the start of the concert, which marked the 20th year for Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, Navy Seals dazzled the crowd by leaping out of an airplane during a flyover. One parachuter sprayed pink and blue loops in the sky, while another unfurled an American flag behind him....
The show left some disappointed, however.
There is always someone who has to ruin the party.
At the end of the night, at least 100 people were stuck at the Clarendon bridge checkpoint, near the lagoon, because they said authorities would not let them cross from Boston to Cambridge for a better view. Many on the Boston side complained that the fireworks were blocked by trees.
“You can’t see anything,” said Craig Gold, 55, as he tried to get a glimpse of the fireworks from under tree branches that were blocking his view. “How many kids have we seen crying because we’re blocked from seeing the fireworks?”
But others praised the celebration.
“It was great. The whole thing was better than I expected,” Jose Cortez, 52, from Los Angeles, who said this was one of the best Fourth of Julys he has ever experienced.
Saturday morning, officials said security was tight due to terror concerns.
Yeah, I've seen this movie before.
Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben said at a press conference that officials were prepared for the prospect of a “lone wolf” terror attack, but had received no specific threat.
How do you like getting jerked around?
“That’s true every day,” said Alben. “That’s an ongoing concern across this country and world.”
Officials from local, state, and federal agencies — including State, Boston, Cambridge, Transit, and Somerville Police, the Boston and Cambridge Fire Departments, Boston EMS, MEMA, the National Weather Service, the FAA, the National Guard, the FBI and the Secret Service — were on hand for the Independence Day celebration.
Made you feel all safe and snug, didn't they?
Also see: Quincy neighborhood parade celebrates the Fourth
Tunisia orders security crackdown
Who didn't see that coming?
Related: KOLLERSTROM ON SOUSSE ATTACK
White power extends reach through Internet
Racists in the shadows, just like AIPAC lobbyists.
Government Fronts creating a Storm, huh?
Confederate flag debate in S.C. to begin Monday
NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate battle flags at Daytona
It's "much ado about nothing," except it isn't. It's an attack on the dissent, period.
Escapee David Sweat is returned to N.Y. prison
Dorchester man shot, killed amid holiday fireworks
Two boys seriously injured in Dorchester fireworks accident
Time to ban fireworks along with the guns, right?
And you can file this in the who cares category (flag is a little offen$ive, though).
Dorchester blast that sounded ‘like a bomb’ alters boys’ lives
Despite ban, Mass. still faces fireworks injuries