November 17, 2007

Don't Believe Politicians

Filed under: News-Politicians-War — Mim @ 2:54 am

My cousin Ed sent me the following e-mail about politicians: 

An Iraqi legislator said authorities found telephone numbers of senior officials in Al-Zarqawi’s cell phone after his  death. Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s party, did not give names of the  officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament

I try to operate under the Don’t believe everything you read or hear theory and to see the word former in the statement above makes me wonder about his possible motives for saying that.

On the other hand, I do believe something very fishy is going on with our government. This is off topic but then again maybe not but I wonder what the Religous Right’s stand is on gun control. They have gained a tremendous amount of power and I can forsee a clash between the NRA and the RR.

We’ve gotten ourselves into a terrible situation over there in Iraq and took our eye off the real problems being Iran and North Korea. Personally I think these things should be handled regionally i.e. by China, Russia, and Japan.

We’ve been losing about a soldier a day in Afganistan here at Fort Drum (10th Mountain Division) in my neck of the woods. They are doing a lot of mountain work trying to get Osama and it would appear we should not have turned our eye on Iraq before finishing our mission in Afganistan.

It’s a real mess and I don’t believe for a minute that an established government in those countries is going to stop it. It’s a pipe dream on the part of our administration to think so and to tell the American people that. These people are hell bent on draining our money, killing our soldiers, and making us pay thru the nose for energy products. I believe countries that Bush calls our allies are funding the terrorists and hoping to bring about our demise in doing so.

It’s a sad, sad situation with no end in sight and all it will take is another attack in the U.S. for us to become a military state. They’ll tell us it’s only temporary and that it is for our protection but it will be the beginning of the end of the U.S.of A. as we know it.

As far as I’m concerned our government has lost all credibilty and if you believe what they are telling you just think back to a while ago when these fools told us the insurgency was in its last gasps. They just don’t get it.

Never will and the sooner we can get them out of the power holding positions they are in the better. Personally I will be voting for every non-incumbent on the ticket this fall and in 2008. Bush and his Good vs. Evil crap needs to go. They want us to be scared (OF THEM) but I’m not. I’ve got more chances of getting killed by lightning than I do a terrorist attack.

May you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

Signed,
     Ed

Update:  This article was uploaded in 2006 when it still seemed like the politicians wanted to get out of Iraq. But later on, the focus changed somewhere along the line and being in Iraq became an accepted practice that anyone questioning was regarded as insensitive. 

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

Don’t Believe Politicians

Filed under: News-Politicians-War — Mim @ 2:54 am

My cousin Ed sent me the following e-mail about politicians: 

An Iraqi legislator said authorities found telephone numbers of senior officials in Al-Zarqawi’s cell phone after his  death. Waiel Abdul-Latif, a member of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s party, did not give names of the  officials. But he said they included ministry employees and members of parliament

I try to operate under the Don’t believe everything you read or hear theory and to see the word former in the statement above makes me wonder about his possible motives for saying that.

On the other hand, I do believe something very fishy is going on with our government. This is off topic but then again maybe not but I wonder what the Religous Right’s stand is on gun control. They have gained a tremendous amount of power and I can forsee a clash between the NRA and the RR.

We’ve gotten ourselves into a terrible situation over there in Iraq and took our eye off the real problems being Iran and North Korea. Personally I think these things should be handled regionally i.e. by China, Russia, and Japan.

We’ve been losing about a soldier a day in Afganistan here at Fort Drum (10th Mountain Division) in my neck of the woods. They are doing a lot of mountain work trying to get Osama and it would appear we should not have turned our eye on Iraq before finishing our mission in Afganistan.

It’s a real mess and I don’t believe for a minute that an established government in those countries is going to stop it. It’s a pipe dream on the part of our administration to think so and to tell the American people that. These people are hell bent on draining our money, killing our soldiers, and making us pay thru the nose for energy products. I believe countries that Bush calls our allies are funding the terrorists and hoping to bring about our demise in doing so.

It’s a sad, sad situation with no end in sight and all it will take is another attack in the U.S. for us to become a military state. They’ll tell us it’s only temporary and that it is for our protection but it will be the beginning of the end of the U.S.of A. as we know it.

As far as I’m concerned our government has lost all credibilty and if you believe what they are telling you just think back to a while ago when these fools told us the insurgency was in its last gasps. They just don’t get it.

Never will and the sooner we can get them out of the power holding positions they are in the better. Personally I will be voting for every non-incumbent on the ticket this fall and in 2008. Bush and his Good vs. Evil crap needs to go. They want us to be scared (OF THEM) but I’m not. I’ve got more chances of getting killed by lightning than I do a terrorist attack.

May you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

Signed,
     Ed

Update:  This article was uploaded in 2006 when it still seemed like the politicians wanted to get out of Iraq. But later on, the focus changed somewhere along the line and being in Iraq became an accepted practice that anyone questioning was regarded as insensitive. 

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 16, 2007

Rapper “Proof” Shot Dead at Illegal Afterhours Bar

Filed under: Celebrities — Mim @ 2:30 am

Senseless killing with illegal firearms in afterhours illegal Detroit bar is “Proof” that you can take the Rapper out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the Rapper.    

Deshaun Holton, better known as rapper “Proof” was shot dead after fatally wounding his friend in a fight.   Deshaun Holton   The 32-year-old D12 rapper was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in a private vehicle after being shot once in the head and twice in the chest, but was pronounced dead on arrival on April 11, 2006. The second victim, 35-year-old Keith Bender, was on life support at St. John Conner Creek Hospital after being shot in the face by Proof but died a week later on April 18.

Police allege that Bender’s cousin, Mario Etheridge, shot Proof for shooting his cousin Bender in the face. Etheridge was charged Friday with carrying a concealed weapon.

Bender, who was discharged from the Army due to a heart condition, was at the C.C.C. club to celebrate that he no longer needed a defibrillator for a heart condition, according to his sister-in-law. So, of course, everyone knows that getting drunk with a bad heart condition is dangerous, but this did not matter to Bender.

The shooting incident occurred at club C.C.C. along Eight Mile Road at around 4:30 a.m., or 2 1/2 hours after bars are supposed to close under Michigan law. The bar is located on a road immortalized by Proof’s longtime pal Eminem in his hit semi-autobiographical film, Eight Mile.

The bar is in a very bad section of Detroit where most people do not go after dark unless they are involved in some nefarious behavior, such as afterhours drinking, drugs or prostitution.  

Proof was gunned down at approximately 4:30 a.m., after the bar remained open illegally past its regular business hours. According to Detroit police spokesman Sergeant Omar Feliciano, Proof was the first one to draw a gun and started shooting at Bender after the two men got into a heated argument. It was not stated what the men were arguing about.

Investigators were still trying to sort out who fired the fatal shot that struck Proof in the head, killing him. Police said that a man has turned himself in to police for questioning, but it was not immediately known if he was a suspect. His identity was not revealed.

Proof was not licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan. Proof was credited with having taught singer Eminem everything he knew about being a rapper.  Proof also stood up as best man in Eminem’s recent remarriage to his ex-wife. Proof is survived by five children.

Toting an illegal firearm, hanging out at an illegal, afterhours bar, getting drunk, and shooting up the joint, are all “Proof” that you can take the Rapper out of the Detroit ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the Rapper.

Update:  Since this article was uploaded in 2006, there was nothing in the news suggesting any charges would be made against this afterhours illegal club operation.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

Rapper “Proof” Shot Dead at Illegal Afterhours Bar

Filed under: Celebrities — Mim @ 2:30 am

Senseless killing with illegal firearms in afterhours illegal Detroit bar is “Proof” that you can take the Rapper out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the Rapper.    

Deshaun Holton, better known as rapper “Proof” was shot dead after fatally wounding his friend in a fight.   Deshaun Holton   The 32-year-old D12 rapper was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in a private vehicle after being shot once in the head and twice in the chest, but was pronounced dead on arrival on April 11, 2006. The second victim, 35-year-old Keith Bender, was on life support at St. John Conner Creek Hospital after being shot in the face by Proof but died a week later on April 18.

Police allege that Bender’s cousin, Mario Etheridge, shot Proof for shooting his cousin Bender in the face. Etheridge was charged Friday with carrying a concealed weapon.

Bender, who was discharged from the Army due to a heart condition, was at the C.C.C. club to celebrate that he no longer needed a defibrillator for a heart condition, according to his sister-in-law. So, of course, everyone knows that getting drunk with a bad heart condition is dangerous, but this did not matter to Bender.

The shooting incident occurred at club C.C.C. along Eight Mile Road at around 4:30 a.m., or 2 1/2 hours after bars are supposed to close under Michigan law. The bar is located on a road immortalized by Proof’s longtime pal Eminem in his hit semi-autobiographical film, Eight Mile.

The bar is in a very bad section of Detroit where most people do not go after dark unless they are involved in some nefarious behavior, such as afterhours drinking, drugs or prostitution.  

Proof was gunned down at approximately 4:30 a.m., after the bar remained open illegally past its regular business hours. According to Detroit police spokesman Sergeant Omar Feliciano, Proof was the first one to draw a gun and started shooting at Bender after the two men got into a heated argument. It was not stated what the men were arguing about.

Investigators were still trying to sort out who fired the fatal shot that struck Proof in the head, killing him. Police said that a man has turned himself in to police for questioning, but it was not immediately known if he was a suspect. His identity was not revealed.

Proof was not licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan. Proof was credited with having taught singer Eminem everything he knew about being a rapper.  Proof also stood up as best man in Eminem’s recent remarriage to his ex-wife. Proof is survived by five children.

Toting an illegal firearm, hanging out at an illegal, afterhours bar, getting drunk, and shooting up the joint, are all “Proof” that you can take the Rapper out of the Detroit ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the Rapper.

Update:  Since this article was uploaded in 2006, there was nothing in the news suggesting any charges would be made against this afterhours illegal club operation.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 15, 2007

Illegal Immigration Solved – Make Mexico the 51st State!

Filed under: News-Politicians-War — Mim @ 2:16 am

The best solution to the illegal alien problem from Mexico is to make Mexico the 51st state of the United States. Skeptical World has changed the Mexican flag to show it as the 51st state.

Since the Spanish-American war, or the battle at Alamo in which Texas lost but nobody seems to remember that part of the story, Americans and Mexicans have flowed back and forth across the southern border of the United States – or perhaps it should be stated as the northern most border of Mexico.

The southern states in particular, California, Arizona, Texas and the southeastern states have prospered due to the cheap labor provided by Mexicans, who work as migrants or laborers in the United States, but do not have the benefit of insurances, the right to vote, or to enlist in the army and fight in Iraq.

There is a very thick animosity in the United States attempting to draw a color barrier between Americans and Mexicans, but the division is artificial. Rather than send 15 million Mexicans back to Mexico, let’s solve the problem once and for all.

Border patrol is tired of grabbing illegal immigrants and sending them back to Mexico, and the ones already here, live in fear of being captured, like pre-World War II Germany when the Jewish people had to wear the star of David bands on their arms to announce they were Jewish rather than German. Germans were the ones attempting to make a distinction, and in the United States, many Americans are attempting to create a difference that is not real for Mexicans.

Illegal Immigration

Picture courtesy of Alipac, Americans for Legal Immigration, April 11, 2006 at a rally in New York.

Mexicans are already living and working in the United States. Most of them are working in hospitals, restaurants, landscaping and other service industries. Instead of playing tag at the border with illegal immigrants, it would be simpler to make Mexico the 51st state!

Changing border boundaries would eliminate the need to patrol the border and would save a lot of money. Then too, Americans wanting to vacation in Can Cun or other tropical paradises in Mexico, could freely travel to those spots. Then there would be no need to patrol the southern United States border any longer.

Civil liberties and lifestyles would greatly improve for all Mexicans as the United States could spend its middle east war money on a worthwhile cause – namely, bring Mexico up to the same standard of living as what the Americans have already.

Strategically, Mexico is on the southern most border of the United States and rather than target hard-working Mexicans as felons, the United States need to start thinking about protecting its southern borders and make Mexico part of the United States.

Right now, the United States is enjoying the freedom of having no enemies on its borders. What if the Al-Qaida setup shop in Mexico along the border? The best way to prevent this is to make Mexico the 51st state.   Illegal ImmigrationIllegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration Illegal Immigration

With its rich culture and citizens known for their willingness to work hard for everything they have, the United States could only benefit from having these wonderful people call themselves citizens of the United States. Make Mexico the 51st state!

Update:  Since this article was first uploaded in 2006, many Americans have been obsessing over Mexicans swimming, boating, or flying over the border, but to date, no one has considered the fact that maybe the focus should be on searching for terrorists and getting rid of them before they hurt innocent people.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

Illegal Immigration

November 14, 2007

White Lacrosse Team Accused of Raping Black Stripper

Filed under: Sports — Mim @ 1:50 am

This is a picture of the Duke Lacrosse team pictured on March 27, 2006. Lacrosse TeamAn off-campus college party at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. got out of control on March 13, 2006 when Lacrosse players at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina were accused of raping the black female stripper who was paid to be their evening entertainment. Not much information has been forthcoming from the other woman that came with her.

The 27-year old black woman is a single parent and a student at North Carolina Central University. The victim told police she was was pulled into a bathroom by Matt and Adam, where they and another player named Adam forcefully held her legs and arms and raped and sexually assaulted her anally, vaginally and orally. The victim stated she was hit, kicked, and strangled during the assault.

The probably cause affidavit stated, “The victim was treated and evaluated at Duke University medical Center Emergency Rooh shortly after the attack took place. A Forensic Sexual Assault Nurse (SANE) and Physician conducted the examination. Medical records and interviews that were obtained by a subpoena revealed the victim had signs, symptoms, and injuries consistent with being raped and sexually assaulted vaginally and anally. Furthermore, the SANE nurse stated the injuries and her bevavior were consistent with a traumatic experience.

An e-mail sent the day after the party on March 14 by Ryan McFadyen at 1:58 a.m. stated:

To whom it may concern

tomorrow night, after tonights show, ive decided to have some strippers over to edens 2c. all are welcome. however there will be no nudity. i plan on killing the bitches as soon as they walk in and proceding to cut their skin off while cumming in my duke issue spandex. all in besides arch and tack please respond.

(signed) 41

The number 41 is the jersey number for Ryan McFadyen, a member of the Duke Lacrosse team.
 
Police collected DNA samples with a cheek swab from 46 members of the lacrosse team last week. The 47th player, the only black member, wasn’t tested because the victim said her attackers were white. DNA tests did not connect any of the team’s 46 white players with the woman’s claim of rape.

Conflicting reports suggest the white players made racial slurs at the woman as she left the party and pictures supposedly taken at the start of the party suggest the victim was already bruised up when she arrived at the party.

Police tried to interview Duke University lacrosse players at their dorm rooms about the  woman, but the athletes refused to speak with investigators, an attorney for several players said. According to court records, the players have told police that only team members were at the party.

The school confirmed that two Durham detectives were on campus Thursday night but said they did not execute any search warrants. Attorney Kerry Sutton said when police approached the players, they immediately contacted their lawyers, who advised them not to speak.

Attorney Sutton, who represents one of the men who lived in the off-campus house where the attack was reported, said he was shocked that police ”would run an end play around defense counsel in an attempt to talk to them.”

Police declined to release any information about the case Durham P.D. Report #06-03810. Coach Mike Pressler resigned and the rest of the season was canceled for the team by President Brodhead.

Duke President Richard H. Brodhead has promised a very serious self-study of campus culture, though a Saturday night stroll through student ghetto neighborhoods after dark, would surely reveal everything he wanted to know.

Update:  Since this article was uploaded in 2006, the real story finally came out which included no assault on the stripper, plus two other false reports had been previously filed by this woman, one of which was another faked rape attack by white males. Clearly this woman has quite a black victim complex to the point where she is abe to convince others of fake assaults by whites.

The young men’s college careers have been destroyed as they were forced to drop out of school and their families had million dollar legal fees to pay. Of course, there is no way of collecting money from this woman or of restoring their lives.

It would not surprise me if these former college men developed very prejudicial attitudes towards black women based on their own horrible experiences because of this one woman who was probably mentally ill.  

In reading the emergency room report, the alleged victim was attended to by another young inexperienced female nurse near her own age, who sucked up the fake story like a sponge. It is regrettable that a more senior medical staff person was not available to review the nurse’s report before everyone began jumping to assumptions.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 13, 2007

Death of Pat Tillman: Friendly Fire Cover-Up

Filed under: Conspiracies — Mim @ 1:34 am

Army Ranger Pat Tillman age 27 was shot and killed in Iraq a month after enlisting on April 22, 2004. This $18 million dollar a year pro NFL football player, who graduated from Arizona State University, opted to enter the military instead of continuing his football career. Promoted to Corporal posthumously, Pat Tillman had an excellent career for himself playing for the Arizona Rangers. My cousin Ed, Pat Tillmanwho is retired from the Navy and the National Guard, follows the military scene news and explains the Pat Tillman cover-up this way.  Ed wrote: Here is the deal with with Pat Tillman the professional football player who was killed by friendly fire.  He could have been killed by a bullet from his  brother’s gun. His brother was fighting in the same group of fighters and his  brother and the part of group he was in fired on the other American including  his brother. They were reporting they were friendly and Americans but the commander kept the group firing.
 
Then there seems to be a cover up that started on the ground and worked its way all the way to Washington so they could make this Tillman a hero and bring support to the war effort.
 
I think it stretched all the way back to Rumsfeld who probably told the  Pentagon that he wanted nothing to do with it but would not stand in their way if they created a story out of it.
 
Tillman’s parents and his brother are behind the push to have it investigated.
 
His brother was one who spilled the beans on the commander on the ground.
 
It is sad, but interesting.
 
This Administration is so incompetent and arrogant.
 
They are as bad as Clinton and his group, maybe worse.  Always claiming to support the troops, but not providing body armor at first and  armored Humvees at first.
 
The Republicans are supposed to be supporters of troops. They are supposed  to be for fiscal restraint. They are for neither at the moment.
 
How about the soldier who had to pay for his sleeping bag that was torn as  he used it in the war?  What was he supposed to do?  Put it on the  shelf and not use it so it would be unused in perfect condition when he  turned it in.
 
The Republicans have become as bad as what they have painted the Democrats to be. 
 
Both political parties are hindering the beauty and growth of our  nation.
 
Sometimes I think that the political parties are as bad as Organized Religion.

 Update:  Since this article was first uploaded shortly after Coroporal Tillman’s death, there was a concerted effort to squelch information leaking out that he was accidentally shot and killed by his own brother. The cover-up has resurfaced and will probably smolder for a long time to come.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 12, 2007

Déjà vu Vietnam: Is Iraq Really Worth It?

Filed under: News-Politicians-War — Mim @ 6:45 pm

Military supremacy is the hallmark of the American fighting machine. Tanks and soldier manpower dominated two previous world wars in the last century and threatened monopolization of countries boasting insubordination. From Germany to Vietnam, and from Grenada to Libya, daringly defiant countries encroaching on United States interests paid a steep price for their anti-American propaganda.

The empowered United States military force, with its heavy artillery and technically trained troopers, would storm onto enemy territory and discourage politically unfriendly countries. Enemies surrendered or withdrew their aggression knowing that conflict with the United States meant an apocalypse for their country. The only real enemy to outsmart the United States military kingdom was Vietnam, an agrarian country whose combat strategies were unorthodox.

The Vietnamese were unconventional soldiers using ambush warfare with countless precision. They devoured United States military positions and produced staggering causalities. President Johnson and his closest advisors, using counterintelligence maneuvers, truly believed they were ahead of the Vietnamese offense, ordering more soldiers abroad and advancing their position exponentially.

Playing by the Geneva Convention War-rule book, the retreating Vietnam forces, so they thought, would lose their momentum. Attrition of their soldiers through the brutal beating of American air and land assaults, would guarantee American victory. 

But as American attacks began, sparking Vietnamese ingenuity, the enemy bypassed war-games and copiously retaliated with snipers and ambush squads using underground tunnels. Their usurpation of United States power came from a combat strategy they used for years that the United States was just learning about:  Guerrilla warfare. 

Invisible assaults

Unrelenting Guerrilla warfare, once a fierce Ninja-like invisible assault tactic, premised on two simple ideas. First was the element of captive surprise, of catching the enemy off guard through unsuspecting advances considered counter-intuitive by American military strategists. After all, who would think of randomly shooting from treetop posts or laying death-booby-trap grenades in civilian backpacks and huts? Second was a savagery of bludgeoning enemy forces with a primitive kill-instinct.  

 Déjà vu Vietnam: Is Iraq Really Worth It?

It was the same Neanderthal instinct that was capable of mutilating animals. Killing became a barbaric lust for bloodshed celebrated by the assassins as a victory. This included senseless soldier beheadings, torturous hostage starvations and extreme temperature exposure, and coercion of dehumanizing sexual acts.  Trophies abounded for their sterling roust in the fields hunting prey.

Random brutal killings

Fast forward to the pandemonium of countless dead American and allied soldiers killed under a remarkably similar pathos of barbarism. Iraqi  insurgents protesting the American presence in their country awaken a déjà vu memory of randomly brutal killings last seen in Vietnam.

Militants donned in explosives, teens sacrificed in suicidal bombs, cars detonated at American and Iraqi police stations; and how about the latest act of ravenous savagery? The mutilating of burned human corpses and displaying them as public effigies to stir national hatred. Or the slaughtering decapitation of Nick Berg, an anti-Semitic coup disguised as political retaliation for the Abu Ghairb prison abuses.

Human taxidermy

Such symbols of unconventional brutality are nothing new. Like the Vietnamese army, who were inveterate hunters since Biblical time, Iraqis basked in the glory of capturing and torturing their own hunted animals. Killing the chased animal-the helpless human victims—was not enough. No, their morbid obsession to showcase their prey resembled a form of human taxidermy.

The war games of Iraqi resistance resurrects the same subhuman fascination for genocide witnessed repeatedly in the archives of American military history. Whether shocked by the massacre of Jews under Hitler’s tyranny, angered by countless body bags of air-lifted soldiers in Vietnam, or repulsed by vivid televised images of carnage surrounded by cheering Iraqis, the inescapable truth is that not all human beings are civilized or subscribe to the same moral codes of humanity. That means that war with savages does not play by conventional war rules. Rules for animal warriors surviving on primitive instincts call for drastic measures that destroy the feeding frenzy for bloodshed.

Following the Israeli army’s example against enemy Palestinians, and in the words of the police officer O’Mally played by Sean Connery in the movie Untouchables, “When they shoot one of yours, you shoot two of theirs.” You hunt against those who hunt you. An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.  

Déjà vu Vietnam: Is Iraq Really Worth It? 

Israeli’s superior military force can outsmart their border antagonists because they retaliate swiftly, aggressively, and show no compassion or political diplomacy for perpetrators. Bombing the hide-outs of Hamas leaders sent a viciously clear message to its enemies—we play by your rules, and we do it better. Unlike the American military, once an invincible superpower and now the laughing stalk of the international community, the Israeli army proves its invulnerability by flexing its muscle against Palestinian mind-set of savagery, futility of human life, and their celebrated feast of vengeance. 

Learn from Israel’s experience

Wake up President Bush and realize your top-seated Generals and military advisors are obsolete. They strategize in a tightly sealed vacuum suffocating on anti-Deluvian ideas of Judeo-Christian principles. They espouse  bringing terrorists to justice as if rounding up petty thugs living in America. They do not grasp the Iraqi insurgents operate under Guerrilla-war mentality. Terrorists cannot be brought to justice; they can only be killed.

Middle East Scholars, historians, Israeli leaders, and Iraqi-American consultants are America’s real secret weapons. Let them portray the Vietnam-surrealism of today’s conflict and how prosecution of savagery begins and ends with one method: Retribution and obliteration.

Update:  This article was originally uploaded May 16, 2004. The man who beheaded Nick Berg was later identified as Al-Zarqawi, who was killed in 2006 by the Americans. The gruesome stillframe of the beheading process was made by me from the video. I found the three minute video of the beheading process of Nick Berg to be deeply disturbing. Either the Taliban used a dull knife blade, or their intent was to prolong the victim’s suffering, but watching the continuous sawing at his neck bones must have caused him unbelievable suffering.

The terrorists, performing for the camera, deliberately did not sever Nick Berg’s windpipe, so for three minutes while Al-Zarqawi was sawing the sides and back of Nick’s neck, the viewer can hear Nick screaming through his bloody windpipe. Only at the very end of the three minute videotape when it is apparent they have finally sawed through his spinal cord in the back of his neck, does Al-Zarqawi rip the knife through Nick Berg’s vocal cords, silencing the screams, and then jerks the head up off the shoulders.

My reason for telling you this is because you don’t want to see this video and yet, you need to be aware of how mentally disturbed the Taliban supporters really are.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 11, 2007

Todd Bertuzzi – Wild Man on Ice

Filed under: Sports — Mim @ 11:27 pm

If Hockey were a 7-Eleven Store, this man would be in jail.

Vancouver Canuck’s Right Wing Todd Bertuzzi viciously assaulted Colorado’s Steve Moore on March 8, 2004 after Moore’s team won the hockey game 9-2. 

Bertuzzi was caught on camera chasing Moore with his hockey stick, then striking Moore in the back of the head with his fist.  Bertuzzi then slammed Moore down on the ice, then jumped on Moore’s back with his 245 pounds of screaming flesh. The camera shows the out-of-control Bertuzzi then grabbing Steve Moore’s head and forcing it into the ice as their bodies slid across the frozen icy surface.

The blood then pours out of Moore’s head onto the ice in front of a shocked audience and ten minutes later, the injured player with a broken neck was lifted off the ice and taken to the hospital.

A somber Bertuzzi was forced to apologize on camera the next day with tears dripping off his face, or perhaps it was the melted ice from Moore’s head.

Todd Bertuzzi - Wild Man on Ice

Todd Bertuzzi - Wild Man on Ice

Todd Bertuzzi - Wild Man on Ice

It can be speculated that Bertuzzi will get married one day and become a full-fledged spouse abuser and will terrorize his children with his vicious temper. Is it too late to recommend counseling and anger management for this wild man?

Update:  Since this article was uploaded May 6, 2004, sporting events have changed, with more sports heroes engaging in illegal activities or in unleashing deadly tempers on their families.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

November 10, 2007

Hurricane Katrina – Natural Disaster or Weather Manipulation?

Filed under: Conspiracies — Mim @ 12:52 am

Hperdimensional Katrina – Scientific Evidence and Hurricane Rita Update

Hurricane Katrina

As we watch another monster storm Hurricane Rita bear down on the Texas/Louisiana Coast — the second catastrophic disaster to hit this region in only three weeks (!) — we have a major new development to report in our on-going Hyperdimensional Katrina Investigation:

Hurricane Katrina

This sequence of New Orleans’ NEXRAD radar data (above) is in our opinion (and that of other experts who have now looked at it our behest …) a proverbial “smoking gun”–

Strongly indicating now that Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, an artificially manipulated hurricane — and … specifically targeted for the City of New Orleans!

The startling evidence supporting this preliminary confirmation lies in a frame-by-frame analysis of this official National Weather Service “radar loop.”
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The first thing one notices in looking at these frames, are the bizarre, extraordinarily regular “vorticular patterns” marching across the image (below) — slowly rotating across the field of view in the span of the 18 minutes represented by the sequence. At first glance, this geometry could easily be mistaken for an image of the slowly rotating “feeder bands of rain” in the fully-developed hurricane itself ….

Until … one looks closer at the DATE of this particular NEXRAD radar image sequence:

Hurricane Katrina

August 17, 2005 — fully 12 days BEFORE Katrina hit New Orleans!!
Obviously, then, this official National Weather Service radar data CANNOT be from the landfall of Hurricane Katrina … which didn’t come ashore in southern Louisiana until the wee hours of August 29th!

In fact, here’s what the official radar loop (below) of Katrina’s actual landfall on the 29th, from the same NEXRAD station, looked like:
Hurricane Katrina

So, what makes the loop from the 17th — twelve days earlier — so unusual …?

This!

This image (below) is the last pre-sunset GEOS visual satellite image of the Louisiana area from the same day as the New Orleans’ radar “anomaly” — August 17th.

As you can see, it reveals a few thunderstorms situated to the north and west of New Orleans the City … but in the area northeast of the City — where those peculiar “radar bands” are located in the close-up — there are no clouds or precipitation at all!

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Here’s the visual close-up (below); notice all that TOTALLY CLEAR AIR to the east of the City [located between Lake Pontchartrain (the red oval above the words “New Orleans”) and the top of the “boot” below it, representing the Mississippi delta extending out into the Gulf of Mexico]–

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Right where those peculiar radar bands are the heaviest (below)!

Just what the hell is going on!?
Radar images on the National Weather Service NEXRAD image loops are created by transmitted radar energy (from the radar antenna) being reflected back to that same antenna, as a function of azimuth (a 360-degree position, relative to the transmitter). The NEXRAD system “refreshes” these images every 6 minutes — revealing precipitation (rain, or hail or snow) within hundreds of miles of the antenna. Sometimes, when birds are migrating … or insects are swarming in the Spring … the radar system can detect echoes from objects OTHER than raindrops or snowflakes … but that is very rare.

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In this case, two highly patterned, incredibly regular, slowly-rotating “vortices” — one northeast of New Orleans, the other to the south, and in TOTALLY CLEAR AIR! — are reflecting strong echoes BACK to the NEXRAD antenna … when there’s NOTHING suspended in that air for the radar beam to be reflecting from!!
Totally inexplicable … by any standard meteorological measure.

And, in case you have any remaining doubts about the truly anomalous nature of this August 17th New Orleans’ radar loop, here (below) is a simultaneous infrared series of GEOS satellite images from UNISYS (a commercial weather corporation, offering National Weather Service data to its clients) of the same area … and covering the same time period (note the time code at the top-right of the graphic).

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As can be seen, clouds (the bright areas — and their associated precipitation) are totally missing from this eastern and southern region … in the same time frame and region covered by the mysterious radar loop!

Yet, the anomalous “radar bands” of August 17, 2005 persist … centered on New Orleans.

Just like a giant “bulls eye” was somehow being painted on the Crescent City … 12 days before Katrina struck.

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That, in fact, is exactly what our “hyperdimensional model” for Hurricane Katrina is proposing: that what we are seeing in this extraordinary radar sequence …. is the standard NEXRAD radar signal being — somehow — reflected back from the clear air over and around New Orleans … air which has somehow been made “radar reflective” by the application of an otherwise invisible “energy” signature … from somewhere.

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While the precise nature of this anomalous “reflection mechanism” is currently unknown — without further information from other sensor systems — possibilities range from “actual ionization of the air” itself (making it more electrically conductive — and thus radar reflective), to equally anomalous “wavelike” changes in the density of the air within the rotating radar beam ….

In the HD Model, it is this “HD imprinting” of New Orleans, by this impossible (in current physics) “energy vortex signature” which … 12 days later … literally attracted Hurricane Katrina right to New Orleans … exactly like a homesick homing pigeon!

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By any current physics, such “imprinting” of an entire geographical location is impossible.

But, isn’t this type of extremely sophisticated “climate control technology” precisely what former Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, tried to warn us about … back in 1997!?

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And then, there is the recent theoretical work of physicist, Lt. Col. (US Army — retired) Thomas Bearden — who, for decades, has maintained that such extremely sophisticated “weather modification technology” actually exists, based on a deliberate concealment of some critical laws of physics … which were suppressed over a hundred years ago!

However, in this entry to the “Captain’s Blog” — as opposed to any “theory”– we have now been able to present unequivocal physical evidence … the official NEXRAD radar signatures of August 17th … which dramatically attests that “something,” definitely “impossible” by all known current physics, was leaving an easily detectable radar signature in clear air over the City of New Orleans, on the evening of August 17th ….

Something which … 12 days later … “attracted” the worst regional hurricane disaster in the history of these United States.

What that “energy signature” ultimately represents MUST now be explained … lest whomever is actually using this “secret” technology, decides to strike again ….

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For those who might wonder how we acquired this extraordinary data (which has since been predictably erased from the official NEXRAD record), we must pay homage to a small and unsung band of pioneers who have created the highly arcane field of “radar anomaly research.” With site names like “cyberspaceorbit.com,” “flashradar.com” and “radaranomalies.com,” the investigators maintaining these sites have accumulated a remarkable archive of totally puzzling radar signatures, seen on both civilian and military radars across the entire United States … over the past seven years.

Beginning in 1998, the first of these persistent (and to this day, still officially unexplained) bizarre radar signatures began appearing on the national network of 155 official National Weather Service radar stations (below).

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Utilizing this official NEXRAD data, this auxiliary network of amateur “anomaly hunters” made available to non-specialists across the Internet these highly anomalous radar signatures — such as this example, seen in southern Texas in November of 1998 (below):

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It is the hope of those of us at Enterprise who have quietly pursued this research since 1998, as well as these dedicated specialists in this almost unknown field cited above, that by posting the truly bizarre “vortex radar anomaly” captured by the NEXRAD network over New Orleans on the evening of August 17th, 2005, someone “in the know” will be further inspired to release MORE crucial data of this type.

One thing seems clear, even at this early stage of our investigation:
Whatever formed this extraordinary radar signature, captured by the NEXRAD network on the 17th, cannot be considered, by any means, a “natural meteorological phenomenon.” Nature does NOT create — and in totally clear air — a set of slowly rotating “ionized vortices” … capable of reflecting radar energy across literally hundreds of miles ….

The distinct possibility that this was, in fact, some kind of “hyperdimensional homing beacon” — specifically designed by “someone” to guide Katrina to a catastrophic landfall at New Orleans just eleven days after this signature first appeared — is thus a scientific hypothesis we feel worthy of further serious investigation … and consideration.

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NEW Addendum

A startling overnight microwave radiometer loop of Rita’s approach to the Texas Coast, discovered by Kent Steadman of http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/, reveals a bizarre, real-time “electronic signature” for Rita!

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Positioned off the Coast south of Galveston Bay — where the hurricane was projected by the National Weather Service for several days to initially make landfall — the unique “thermal microwave signature” (a MIMIC image, from the University of Wisconsin’s “Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies”) appears to be some kind of “atmospheric side-effect” of an attempt to potentially create a last-minute “HD electronic fence” — designed to push Rita north and east as it approached the Coast … and thus to prevent it from entering the Bay.

NEW: 9/26/05

Note, particularly, the latest composite image (above) that Kent (cyberspaceorbit.com) has now posted on his website:
A side-by-side comparison of the microwave thermal “rainfall” image (left), AND a visual GEOS satellite image (right).

The arrow indicates (on the left) the anomalous MIMIC microwave 5 IR “geometric” signatures — indicating that “something” is creating a massively increased amount of rain … and in a highly geometric pattern … in this section of the outer rainbands of the hurricane. The visual satellite image on the right (second arrow) indicates that — whatever is being attempted — seems to actually be working: the level of visible cloud cover in this region of the storm has definitely been reduced … indicating that the water vapor and aerosols there have been dramatically rained out!

Was this a coordinated effort — via some kind of “HD technology” — to selectively condense the water in this region of the storm, thus causing a release of latent heat and a massive disruption of its overall rotation on one side … and a consequent decrease in total category wind velocity … and a “turn to the north?”

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While obviously speculation at this point, in fact, Rita DID decrease in this timeframe — from a Category 4 to a Category 3 — before turning slightly north, just hours before making landfall … thus sparing Galveston, Houston and a huge swath of the critical Gulf Coast refineries and chemical plants — which produce more than 25% of the Nation’s gasoline supply — from major wind and water damage ….

New: 9/26/05

After Rita moved inland, forecasters were essentially unanimous in predicting that the remains of a greatly weakened tropical depression Rita would “stall out” over northeastern Texas/northwestern Louisiana … and rain … rain … rain …. Over 25 inches of rain were forecast to come out of the resulting stalled “depression” — inevitably creating flash floods far inland, with the distinct possibility of many additional storm casualties.

Some models even had Rita looping BACK south, toward the Gulf … and eventually re-intensifying again into a tropical storm!

Then, “something” happened ….

And the remains of Rita — instead of “stalling out “– caught a passing low … and took off “like another homesick homing pigeon” for New England ….

While this new “anomalous” set of MIMIC images (below) appeared on the University of Wisconsin website.

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Was this another “electronic fence” somehow triggering more heavy rainfall condensation — designed to “herd” the remains of Rita gently northeast … so she could “catch her final steering current ride” … away from causing more devastation in Louisiana?
Stay tuned.
By Thomas E. Bearden, PhD

Update:  Since this article was uploaded in 2005, more attention has been turned to the changing climate and the impact of civilization on this change. Although there is already some known weather manipulation which has been practiced for many years to ensure good field crops, the Hurricane Katrina disaster has data suggesting something other than nature may have triggered this deadly storm.

Skeptically yours,
          Mim

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