Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ruby, Oswald and the NSA

Steve Thomas posted excerpts from this document on John Simkin's JFK Assassination Forum

II. It has been determined by the military task force, as a result of the NSA - watch list case study, that Oswald, Jack Ruby and Earl C. Ruby, Jack's brother, were targeted. An NSA spokesman reported that Oswald's name "appeared" in the rhyming dictionary on the day of the President's assassination. The following lines of inquiry should be considered:

A. The dates of which Oswald and the Ruby brothers names were placed on the list.

B. The amount of product.

C. The information contained in the product.

D. A determination if the product was forwarded to the FBI and CIA and how these agencies might have used the product in the investigation of the President's assassination.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties - someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad; if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." - John F. Kennedy
New York Times: Governor of Hawaii addresses birtherism

Mr. Abercrombie, 72, said that although he did not see the elder Obamas at the hospital with their newborn son, he did remember the couple bringing the baby to social events. He says the critics who suggest that Mr. Obama’s mother slipped off to Kenya to give birth are engaging in a “demonological fantasy.”

Caroline Kennedy at Christmas. Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Is Senator Lindsey Graham (R) about to be outed?

Mike Rogers says on his Twitter:

I wonder if Lindsey Graham knows I have pictures of a man who spent the night at his house. pls RT
– 10:57 AM Dec 18th

Just reached lawyer at home. Meeting set for Tues. on releasing pix of man who spent night at Lindsey Graham’s.
– 11:05 AM Dec 18th
Mike Rogers has a blog BlogActive on which he asked recently With SIX members, isn't it time to assign some staff to the Closeted Senators caucus?

He also says "one governor". Could it be Texas Governor Rick Perry?
Anchorage Press: Interview with "Trig truther"

Where's the birth certificate? The blogger "gryphen" has a site
The Immoral Minority. Visiting it I see that the latest rumor is that Bristol Palin is pregnant again.
President John F. Kennedy's death: a neurotoxin-assisted homicide?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Questions for George Herbert Walker Bush

On the day of the assassination, were you in touch with your friend and Republican running mate Jack Crichton, a military intelligence figure who was connected to figures forcing their way into the pilot car of Kennedy’s motorcade? The same Crichton who controlled the man who served as the interpreter between Oswald’s wife and police and reframed her words so as to implicate Oswald in Kennedy’s shooting? The same Crichton who was working out of a secret underground communications bunker below the streets of Dallas? The same Crichton whose secret military intelligence unit counted dozens of men who simultaneously held jobs as Dallas police officers? The same Crichton who did secret oil industry intelligence work in the Middle East while you did intelligence related oil industry work via your company, Zapata Offshore?
Richard Holbrooke's last words: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."
The Nation: I.F. Stone on Wikileaks and National Security

"To suppress the truth in the name of national security is the surest way to undermine what we claim to be preserving," he wrote in 1966. "There is a is a Latin legal maxim—justitia fiat, ruat coelum: Let justice be done though the heavens fall. I would paraphrase it for newspapermen and say: Let the truth be told as we see it though officials claim the disclosure would cause the heavens to collapse upon them.

Justitia fiat, ruat coelum. Also a favorite maxim of Jim Garrison.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Guardian: Did Jesus heal using cannabis?

Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published this month. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings.

The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract, according to an article by Chris Bennett in the drugs magazine, High Times, entitled Was Jesus a Stoner? The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract, suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Rep. Steve King (R) wants to bring back McCarthyism:

RSN: Cliff Kincaid recently had a National Press Club conference where he called for resurrection of the Congressional internal security committees along the lines of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Would you support recreation of such committees?

King: I would. Something similar. If we called it the House Un-American Activities Committee, that would be lighting up the history of McCarthy in a way that wouldn't be necessary, although I am often quoted as saying "McCarthy was a hero for America. He was. He was right far more times than he was wrong. It is a historical fact. But I would submit a different committee name so that we don't have to deal with the history, and move forward. I think that is a good process and I would support it.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Bernice Moore posted something interesting on John Simkin's JFK Education Forum (see links) today:

From former Secret Service agent Marty Venker's book

"Confessions of An Ex-Secret Service Agent" , pages 24-25:

" [In Secret Service school] We'd also watch films of real-life
assassinations. Naturally, the featured attraction was the home movie Abraham Zapruder shot in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

THEY SHOWED YOU THE GRUESOME VERSION THAT THE PUBLIC USUALLY DIDN'T SEE, WHERE PARTS OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S BRAIN SPRAYED ALL OVER JACKIE. Again and again, I watched that film. The instructors didn't want us to ever forget it [Emphasis added]."

Friday, December 03, 2010

Paul Krugman on extending the Bush tax cuts: Just as a reminder, over the next 75 years the cost of making those tax cuts permanent would be roughly equal to the entire expected financial shortfall of Social Security.

Strong criticism of the Obama administration in this column and I would agree.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

John Stuart Mill
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