Friday, October 30, 2009

Huffington Post gives us a startling account of Lyndon Johnson's reactions after the assassinaton of President Kennedy. The source is an "a recently declassified oral history by Brigadier General Godfrey McHugh, President Kennedy's military aide on the Dallas trip."

What McHugh claimed to have witnessed next was shocking. "I walked in the toilet, in the powder room, and there he was hiding, with the curtain closed," McHugh recalled. He claimed that LBJ was crying, "They're going to get us all. It's a plot. It's a plot. It's going to get us all.'" According to the General, Johnson "was hysterical, sitting down on the john there alone in this thing."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thousands gather as Virgin Mary set to make major statement

Thousands of Irish people claim to have witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the skies over Knock shrine in Co Mayo.

About 5,000 people gathered at the holy Catholic shrine earlier this month amid a Dublin-based clairvoyant's predictions that an apparition would appear on October 11.
I wonder what she'll say?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gerald Posner, a reporter with good ties in the CIA (to put it charitably) has an interesting article in the Daily Beast titled The Taliban's Heroin Ploy. Now it is fairly clear that the Taliban is not the major player in the Afghan heroin trade. Reports indicate that the Taliban earns from $90-$160 million dollars taxing the multi-billion dollar heroin trade. Posner's source is "a U.S. intelligence official." It seems the Taliban want to get our troops hooked on heroin which makes sense tactically but will probably happen with or without the Taliban's involvement.

There is no mention of the CIA in the article or its possible involvement in the drug trade. Posner does make a good point though:

The Daily Beast has learned that the DEA, which has the responsibility for developing major drug cases inside Afghanistan, does not have any American service personnel currently serving in Afghanistan or Iraq under a drug-related investigation.

This does not cover the more than 18,000 private armed security contractors, such as Blackwater and Armor Group, now working in those countries under Pentagon control. Some in the Afghan Ministry of Anti-Narcotics believe the private mercenaries might have more incentive and means to deal in heroin
Jefferson Morley interviewed on the CIA's Oswald/Joannides files

Morley: I never theorize about what’s in the file, because I don’t know what’s in the file. There’s a bunch of possible explanations, ranging from the fairly innocuous — Joannides might have been basically a bystander who, like a lot of people, had encountered Oswald. That’s a possibility. There are other possibilities, and one is that he was running an authorized covert operation around Oswald that has never been disclosed to this day. That would be much more embarrassing, and maybe even sinister.

Friday, October 23, 2009

‘Patriots’ can try to capture Obama in new online game

If your idea of fun is trying to save America from the ills of President Obama and "pro-Obama forces," then there's a new computer game for you.

The multi-player online game "2011: Obama's Coup Fails," is set in a time where Obama is trying to toss out the Constitution, ban guns and merge the U.S. with Canada and Mexico into a "North American Union."

I have signed up (as zontar) but have not as yet played the game. I have also recently downloaded another game titled Zog's Nightmare. This game is not exactly politically correct (in that the goal is to kill as many Jews and black people as possible) but still kind of fun.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Researcher Joseph Backes has a new blog called Justice for Kennedy

Another blog I've been meaning to plug: Obama Conspiracy Theories
UN details 'devastating' impact of Afghan opium

Afghanistan produces 92 percent of the world's opium in a trade that is worth some 65 billion dollars (43 billion euros), feeds some 15 million addicts worldwide and kills around 100,000 people annually, the report said.

92% of 65 billions comes to about 60 billion dollars. Of which the Taliban gets 90-160 million dollars

The UNODC estimates the Taliban earned 90-160 million dollars a year from taxing the production and smuggling of opium and heroin between 2005 and 2009, as much as double the amount they earned while in power nearly a decade ago.

Clearly the Taliban is not behind the heroin trade in Afghanistan. They are taxing it. The explosion of the heroin trade after the US invasion of Afghanistan was completely predicable to anyone who has any knowledge of history. The article displays a curious lack of curiosity as to who is behind the heroin trade.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jerusalem Post: Steve Rosen: CIA, FBI paranoid about Mossad

Charges of espionage against US Defense Department scientist Stewart Nozette reflect "extreme views" against Israel that could harm US-Israel relations, former AIPAC staffer Steve Rosen told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
"One of the things that our case revealed is the very extreme views that are held by some in counterintelligence agencies of the CIA and FBI about Israel," Rosen said. "They believe that the Mossad spied on the US on a huge scale and they believe that the Pollard case was the tip of some sort of iceberg.
Does anyone doubt that the Mossad "spied on the US on a huge scale?" How is this extreme?
Daily Telegraph: police officer sees aliens at crop circle

He said: ''At first he thought they were forensic officers as they were dressed in white coveralls. He stopped his car and approached the field.

''The figures were all over 6ft and had blond hair. They seemed to be inspecting the crop. When he got to the edge of the field he heard what he believed to be a sound not dissimilar to static electricity.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another Obama birth certificate (click to enlarge)
Found here. This is allegedly a Hawaiian document and appears to show that Obama was born in Kenya and then had his birth registered in Hawaii by his grandmother.
Patrick Buchanan warns that Traditional Americans are losing their nation

And by "traditional Americans" he means white people. "America was once their country. They sense they are losing it. And they are right."
Is Barack Obama Hawaiian Royalty?

It seems there is a new birther conspiracy theory. This one admits that he was born in Hawaii but maintains that he is not qualified to be President because he is the descendent of Hawaiian royalty. The basis for this theory seems to be this article in which Obama admits his royal heritage:

Tourists at the beach would sometimes assume Obama was Hawaiian, and his grandfather "would come up beside them and whisper, with appropriate reverence, that I was the great-grandson of King Kamehameha," Obama recalled.
Those of us who are sane would interpret this as a joke but let us continue. A blogger known as MissTICKLY gives us the conclusions of her investigation, for which of course there is no evidence.

MissTICKLY may have found evidence tending to indicate that (please take a deep breath) Barack Obama is the son of cousins, Stanley Ann Dunham and Frank Marshall Davis — and Hawaiian royalty — perhaps heir to the Hawaiian throne. If true, this would imply criminal fraud by Obama.
Can I breathe now? MissTICKLY explains it all in this radio interview (except for the parts about Frank Marshall Davis being his father, and his parents being cousins and Obama being royalty) but she does go on in tedious detail about her communications with the State of Hawaii which lead her to believe that Obama is hiding something.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Children are being killed as witches in Africa. News story here.

The idea of witchcraft is hardly new, but it has taken on new life recently partly because of a rapid growth in evangelical Christianity. Campaigners against the practice say around 15,000 children have been accused in two of Nigeria's 36 states over the past decade and around 1,000 have been murdered. In the past month alone, three Nigerian children accused of witchcraft were killed and another three were set on fire.

Nigeria is one of the heartlands of abuse, but hardly the only one: the United Nations Children's Fund says tens of thousands of children have been targeted throughout Africa.

Christianity is thriving in Africa. Unfortunately. Shocking video from The Guardian here.

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil -- that takes religion."

Steven Weinberg , (1933 - ) US Physicist

Friday, October 16, 2009

New York Times: C.I.A. Is Still Cagey About Oswald Mystery

For six years, the agency has fought in federal court to keep secret hundreds of documents from 1963, when an anti-Castro Cuban group it paid clashed publicly with the soon-to-be assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. The C.I.A. says it is only protecting legitimate secrets. But because of the agency’s history of stonewalling assassination inquiries, even researchers with no use for conspiracy thinking question its stance.


I found this clipping here
Many years ago, as a young UFO buff, I had clipped this very item from the San Francisco Chronicle

Race mixing is in the news again

Meghan McCain apologizes for having tits

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roger Ebert on rightwing conspiracy theorists

Anyone who is in power is lying to them for evil motives. Nothing they learn from the mainstream media can be trusted. Some people may think they're so smart -- but these conspiracy insiders know the real story. They learn it from each other, they embellish it, they pass it around, they "document" it with invented connections, they bond among themselves, and they live in a closed system that seems to validate them.

They lack common sense. Their conspiracy theories cannot tolerate it. Most reasonable people, when they heard Obama wanted to kill their grandmother, simply smiled, because -- well, because they knew he didn't. But the conspiracy people Know Better. That's the whole point. That's where the fun comes in. They have a peculiar intensity in their circular reasoning. They cite facts that are not facts, supported by authorities who are not authorities.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A church in North Carolina is planning a book-burning, to include such satanic books as

the work of "heretics" including the Pope, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham and Rick Warren.

Other satanic books to be burned include THE BIBLE. Or at least any version that is not the King James. See story here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thought for the day

"In the long run we're all dead, but in the meantime we're alive."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Bill Ayers confirms he fathered Sasha and Malia Obama

If asked would Bill Ayers say: "Yes, I fathered both Sasha and Malia. That Michelle Obama is one fine-looking woman." Bold

Remember this? William Ayers Babysat Obama’s Kids

Were the Ayers and the Obamas swingers? Wife-swappers?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

National Security Archive: CIA documents on Luis Posada Carrilles

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Conservatives are planning to rewrite the Bible to remove liberal bias. Apparently they are going to re-translate the Bible from English into English (there is no indication that these people have any knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin or Greek) but without all that liberal bias. See more here.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Steven F. Hayward , conservative biographer of Ronald Reagan asks Is Conservatism Brain-Dead?

President Obama has done conservatives a great favor, delivering CPR to the movement with his program of government gigantism, but this resuscitation should not be confused with a return to political or intellectual health. The brain waves of the American right continue to be erratic, when they are not flat-lining.
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