Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday's Globe Was Ill-$uited For Me

"Greg Thomajan, the dashing haberdasher behind Zareh, is calling it quits" by Janelle Nanos Globe Staff  September 04, 2017

The markets may fluctuate in the Financial District, but one thing remains consistent. Be it bull or bear, the titans of industry need their suits, and for the last 84 years, they bought them at Zareh.

Bob Kraft and John Fish are clients. Bobby Orr was, too. Mayors Kevin White and John Hynes shopped there. Alan Shepard donned Zareh’s when he wasn’t sporting a spacesuit.

For the last 58 years, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 and 5, the dashing haberdasher behind the counter has been Greg Thomajan, who inherited the business from his father in the 1970s. So it was with a heavy heart that Thomajan began telling his customers that he’ll retire at year’s end, closing the store and ending an era.

“My happiest day of the week is Monday morning,” he said one recent morning, ever dapper in a three-piece navy suit. “But an 81-year-old gentleman who signs a five-year lease should have his head examined.”

Thomajan’s father, Zareh, opened his store on State Street in 1933, selling gabardine shirts for $7.50. Today, the suits at One Liberty Square start at $3,500, off the rack, but the store looks much as it always has: the plush green carpets of a country club; handsome wooden cases stocked with button-downs; crystal chandeliers dangling over the racks of Oxxford suits, illuminating subtle gradations of blue and gray. The store’s mascot, a 7-month-old golden retriever named Skipper, channels his energy into a chew toy.....

That is when I put it back on the rack. We have nothing in common anymore.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Globe Fits Like a Gove

"David Gove, a former Thayer Academy hockey prodigy who grew up skating on Cape Cod ponds, won a Stanley Cup ring, and until last year was a promising professional head coach, was found lying on the floor of a Pittsburgh homeless shelter, dead of an apparent heroin overdose.

He was 38, once the epitome of a clean-living collegiate and professional hockey captain, an adoring father respected by countless people whose lives he had touched, but only a few knew of his personal torment....."

It was the front page feature and lead, eclipsing the other above-the-fold offering. I'm sure they know not what they do.

"Drug overdose deaths accelerated in 2016" by Josh Katz New York Times   September 02, 2017

NEW YORK — Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to cover all of 2016.

It is a staggering rise of more than 22 percent over the 52,404 drug deaths recorded the previous year.

Drug overdoses are expected to remain the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, as synthetic opioids — primarily fentanyl and its analogues — continue to push the death count higher.

Drug deaths involving fentanyl, accompanied by an upturn in deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamines, add up to an epidemic of drug overdoses that is killing people at a faster rate than the HIV epidemic at its peak. 

The government-abetted crisis is the predicate upon which national martial law will be declared (already has been) under a public health national emergency basis, and thus the police state will advance yet again.

Furthermore, it is interesting to note the cognitive disconnect in the media between hard drugs like heroin and cocaine (so compassionate, need treatment provided by private equity conglomerates and the like, nonprofits, of course) with marijuana (fought medical tooth and nail, who cares about people in pain needlessly suffering as well as its effect in blunting opioid use) and booze (the rich man's legal drug, and my paper comes complete with a full page ad for Total Wine on page A3. No wonder officialdom promotes alcoholism).

This is the first national data to break down the growth by drug and by state.

Fentanyl and its analogues are behind the growing count of fatal overdoses.

Deaths involving prescription opioids continue to rise, but many of those deaths also involved heroin, fentanyl or a fentanyl analogue. At the same time, there has been a resurgence in cocaine and methamphetamine deaths.

The sharp rise in fentanyl deaths and the persistence of widespread opioid addiction have swamped local and state resources.

Communities say their budgets are being strained by the additional needs — for increased police and medical care, for widespread naloxone distribution, and for a stronger foster care system that can handle the swelling number of neglected or orphaned children.

It’s an epidemic hitting different parts of the country in different ways.

People are accustomed to thinking of the opioid crisis as a rural white problem, with accounts of Appalachian despair and the plight of New England heroin addicts. But fentanyls are changing the equation.....

I'm wondering what people the New York Times is stereotyping there, and who were the proponents of such stereotypes? Where did that kind of news and those kind of views come from?


RelatedOne dead, four others recovering, after suspected overdoses in Gloucester

Article was on page B7, upper-lefthand corner, and that life was obviously not as important as Mr. Gove's, at least according to the editorial and newsroom staff at the Globe.

What is the racial makeup of Gloucester anyway?

Sorry to cruise through the rest of the ship but climate doesn't seem to be too much of a concern down at the waterfront. The Globe ride has turned to $hit, and it is now time to "turn off, tune out, and drop out," as someone once said.  It is no longer news, it is a tool of control with its staged and scripted fictions and false flags meant to manipulate your mind and form your opinion. It works with most, but I don't want to know what they're saying anymore, either.