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The Scion of a Good Family-who is Edward l. Bernays?

Who is Edward L. Bernays?
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Who is Edward L. Bernays?
EDWARD L. BERNAYS – The Father of Public Relations
(1891 – 1995)
Edward Bernays is regarded by many as the “father of public relations,” although some people believe that title properly belongs to some other early PR practitioner, such as Ivy Lee.
Born in Vienna, Bernays was both a blood nephew and a nephew-in-law to Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and Bernays`s public relations efforts helped popularize Freud`s theories in the United States. Bernays also pioneered the PR industry`s use of psychology and other social sciences to design its public persuasion campaigns. The early days of Bernays`s career are spent as a Broadway press agent, which eventually brings him together with leaders of the arts and entertainment communities including notables Enrico Caruso, Florenz Ziegfeld and Nijinsky.
One of Bernays`s favorite techniques for engineering of consent was the indirect use of “third party authorities” to plead for his clients` causes. In order to promote sales of bacon, for example, he conducted a survey of physicians and reported their recommendation that people eat hearty breakfasts. He sent the results of the survey to 5,000 physicians, along with publicity touting bacon and eggs as a hearty breakfast.
Bernays`s clients included President Calvin Coolidge, Procter & Gamble, CBS, the American Tobacco Company, General Electric, Dodge Motors, and the fluoridationists of the Public Health Service. Bernays`s early successes enable him to build a clientele. By 1931, the fast-growing business bills nearly $100,000 ($1.15 million in 1995 dollars) with profits exceeding $60,000 (more than $700,000 in 1995 dollars).
Bernays defined the profession of “public relations counsel” as a “practicing social scientist” whose “competence is like that of the industrial engineer, the management engineer, or the investment counselor in their respective fields.” To assist clients, PR counselors used “understanding of the behavioral sciences and applying them—sociology, social psychology, anthropology, history, etc.” In Propaganda, his most important book, Bernays argued that the scientific manipulation of public opinion was necessary to overcome chaos and conflict in society:
In his autobiography, titled “Biography of an Idea”, Bernays recalls a dinner at his home in 1933 where Karl von Weigand, foreign correspondent of the Hearst newspapers, an old hand at interpreting Europe and just returned from Germany, was telling us about Goebbels and his propaganda plans to consolidate Nazi power. Bernays spent many years trying to have the vocation of public relations licensed, elevating it, in his words, “to the level of a profession.” The bill he introduced to establish registration and licensing in 1992, when Bernays was 100, did not pass, yet the controversy over licensing continues. In his letter to colleagues, where he urged PR practitioners to review his proposed bill, he asked for the readers` conclusions, be they positive or negative. These suggestions were to help him in drafting another bill he would present in the hope it would pass. Bernays died before he could continue his campaign.
Bernays is held in high regard by some and thoroughly despised by others even today, and was even named as one of the 100 most influential people of all time. It is impossible to fundamentally grasp the social, political, economic and cultural developments of the past 100 years without some understanding of Bernays and his professional heirs in the public relations industry. PR is a 20th century phenomenon, and Bernays–widely eulogized as the “father of public relations” at the time of his death in 1995–played a major role in defining the industry`s philosophy and methods.
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Posted by on December 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Claiming Others Are Not Credible Is Not Credible

Claiming Others Are Not Credible Is Not Credible
May 3, 2017 http://tomremington.com

Mainly because saying someone is not credible without proving they are incredible points the finger right back at the one making the claim of non credibility. Thus the claim for example that the Tom Remington web site is not credible has been proven to be a non credible claim.. By of course alleged friends of our past.. Friends who were not friends at all.. Because any type of information that is contrary of and not embedded in your core beliefs does not mean the people sharing the information are deserving of a claim of non credibility.. Thus the false claim makes the claimant a liar with no credibility.. Guess what geniuses… Most core beliefs are not credible.. Are in fact incredible.. Such as people signing private contracts that were for all people of a society, how silly that one is.. And another, that all people of a society own all of the forests as shareholders… Both fairy tales are right up there with the tooth fairy and rabbits laying eggs and other childish nonsense..

So if you claim I am not credible, The Remington Website is not credible, and you fail to support that with evidence, you then are making an incredible statement. A lie.

credible (adj.) Look up credible at Dictionary.com“believable,” late 14c., from Latin credibilis “worthy to be believed,” from credere (see credo). Related: Credibly.credibility (n.) Look up credibility at Dictionary.com1590s, from Medieval Latin credibilitas, from Latin credibilis (see credible). Credibility gap is 1966, American English, in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.incredible (adj.) Look up incredible at Dictionary.comearly 15c., “unbelievable, surpassing belief as to what is possible,” from Latin incredibilis “not to be believed, extraordinary,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + credibilis “worthy of belief” (see credible). Used c. 1400 in a now-extinct sense of “unbelieving, incredulous.” Related: Incredibly; incredibility

Then we have the word believe, or belief..

believe (v.) Look up believe at Dictionary.comOld English belyfan “to believe,” earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon) “believe,” from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan “to believe,” perhaps literally “hold dear, love” (source also of Old Saxon gilobian “believe,” Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE *leubh- “to care, desire, love” (see belief).

Spelling beleeve is common till 17c.; then altered, perhaps by influence of relieve, etc. To believe on instead of in was more common in 16c. but now is a peculiarity of theology; believe of also sometimes was used in 17c. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing. Expression believe it or not attested by 1874; Robert Ripley’s newspaper cartoon of the same name is from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.

belief (n.) Look up belief at Dictionary.comlate 12c., bileave, “confidence reposed in a person or thing; faith in a religion,” replacing Old English geleafa “belief, faith,” from West Germanic *ga-laubon “to hold dear, esteem, trust” (source also of Old Saxon gilobo, Middle Dutch gelove, Old High German giloubo, German Glaube), from *galaub- “dear, esteemed,” from intensive prefix *ga- + PIE root *leubh- “to care, desire, like, love” (see love (v.)). The prefix was altered on analogy of the verb believe. The distinction of the final consonant from that of believe developed 15c.

The be-, which is not a natural prefix of nouns, was prefixed on the analogy of the vb. (where it is naturally an intensive) …. [OED]

Meaning “conviction of the truth of a proposition or alleged fact without knowledge” is by 1530s; it is also “sometimes used to include the absolute conviction or certainty which accompanies knowledge” [Century Dictionary]. From c. 1200 as “a creed, essential doctrines of a religion or church, things held to be true as a matter of religious doctrine;” the general sense of “That which is believed” is by 1714. Related: Beliefs.

Belief meant “trust in God,” while faith meant “loyalty to a person based on promise or duty” (a sense preserved in keep one’s faith, in good (or bad) faith, and in common usage of faithful, faithless, which contain no notion of divinity). But faith, as cognate of Latin fides, took on the religious sense beginning in 14c. translations, and belief had by 16c. become limited to “mental acceptance of something as true,” from the religious use in the sense of “things held to be true as a matter of religious doctrine.”

Knowledge;

knowledge (n.) Look up knowledge at Dictionary.comearly 12c., cnawlece “acknowledgment of a superior, honor, worship;” for first element see know (v.). The second element is obscure, perhaps from Scandinavian and cognate with the -lock “action, process,” found in wedlock.

From late 14c. as “capacity for knowing, understanding; familiarity;” also “fact or condition of knowing, awareness of a fact;” also “news, notice, information; learning; organized body of facts or teachings.” Sense of “sexual intercourse” is from c. 1400. Middle English also had a verb form, knoulechen “acknowledge” (c. 1200), later “find out about; recognize,” and “to have sexual intercourse with” (c. 1300); compare acknowledge.

Here’s one I like;

con (v.2) Look up con at Dictionary.com“to swindle,” 1896, from con (adj.). Related: Conned; conning.

Swindled into false core beliefs..

Here’s some terms that come to mind;

coward (n.) Look up coward at Dictionary.commid-13c., from Old French coart “coward” (no longer the usual word in French, which has now in this sense poltron, from Italian, and lâche), from coe “tail,” from Latin coda, popular dialect variant of cauda “tail,” which is of uncertain origin + -ard, an agent noun suffix denoting one that carries on some action or possesses some quality, with derogatory connotation (see -ard).

The word probably reflects an animal metaphoric sense still found in expressions like turning tail and tail between legs. Coart was the name of the hare in Old French versions of “Reynard the Fox.” Italian codardo, Spanish cobarde are from French.

The identification of coward & bully has gone so far in the popular consciousness that persons & acts in which no trace of fear is to be found are often called coward(ly) merely because advantage has been taken of superior strength or position …. [Fowler]

As a surname (attested from 1255) it represents Old English cuhyrde “cow-herd.” Farmer has coward’s castle “a pulpit,” “Because a clergyman may deliver himself therefrom without fear of contradiction or argument.”cowardice (n.) Look up cowardice at Dictionary.comc. 1300, from Old French coardise (13c.), from coard, coart (see coward) + noun suffix -ise.

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. [Ernest Hemingway, “Men at War,” 1942]

cowardly (adj.) Look up cowardly at Dictionary.com1550s, from coward + -ly (1). The adverb (late 14c.) is much older than the adjective:

Yit had I levir do what I may Than here to dye thus cowerdelye [“Le Morte d’Arthur,” c. 1450]

An Old English word for “cowardly” was earg, which also meant “slothful.” Related: Cowardliness.

“Descriptive Knowledge” says this: “The difference between knowledge and beliefs is as follows:. A belief is an internal thought or memory which exists in one’s mind. Most people accept that for a belief to be knowledge it must be, at least, true and justified.”

I don’t know about that subject and I don’t want to know about that subject and behind your back I’m going to claim you have  no credibility..

THE WORD, BELIEVE
The word “believe” has an ancient etymology, and is derived from the Sanskrit.
It is a portmanteau, a combination of two short words; “bel” and “eve”. It has gone through countless variations through time, and “bal” and eva” are two of the earliest.
When one examines the concepts these words were used for conceptually, we find that this is a dialectical portmanteau, with a tension of the opposites extant in it’s meaning.
“Bel”: has to do with jejune, rebellion, angst and “belligerence”, “bellum” “Bal” {an evil entity}, “ballistic” and a long nomenclature of similar conceptualizations put into a descriptive word.
“Eve”: has to do with nurture, nature, empathy, compassion, love, and understanding, equilibrium… also a lengthily nomenclature.
The original conjunction actually expressed an error of thinking, which comes back to us in more modern times in the form of “True Believer”, irrational certainty, fanaticism, and again associated with ‘bellum’ or war, and destruction.
This is why I make an attempt not to use the words ‘believe’, and ‘belief’ when self referencing. I like to use the term I “think” or “it is my opinion”. Or, “beyond reasonable doubt”, when making a strong judgment of my opinion.
[If I do use the term self descriptively, I mean it in the very soft and vague popular sense]
Belief is best defined in terms of “faith”, of believing without the need of proofs, as is demanded of many of the major organized religions. And this is where the word again takes on its original connotations, of erroneous thinking.

There is nothing wrong with not believing anything someone says or writes. Thats intelligent. I don’t believe anything people say or write. While being a guy that collects and reads several books I simply point out some things in my read searching, particularly in the International law category that is factual. yet still I advise others to go read it for themselves.

The legalese says what it says and your governments actions validating those terms speaks volumes.. So in my read searching I’ve discovered many people saying things and writing things, although very articulate and well thought out are quite wrong concerning the legal aspect of those various issues.. Especially involving land ownership of not only private but also public lands.. And of course the myth that “We Are the People” referred to in a certain contractual agreement signed by a few men..

Who did that for themselves and their Posterity not your great great grandaddy’s posterity leading down to you, or myself.. I believe we ALL should be good read searchers thus seeking out whether certain things we would like to believe or perhaps have believed in for most of our lives turn out to be true or myth.. Especially in the question of defining legal terms connected to international compacts constitutions contracts private agreements because that is what those legal instruments are. And those legal instruments represent the signatories and their Posterity period..

“Merely putting a word in the form of a derogatory phrase creates in the mind of the listener the impression of something unsavory. People who care about the truth are mere “truthers,” after all. Tenth amendment supporters are “tenthers.” Those who prepare for the future are “preppers.” Want to demonize someone who does good things? Call them a do-gooder!
Language is the great tool of the tyrants. It always has been, and always will be. Patriots are expected to abide by a PATRIOT Act that destroys their Bill of Rights, support “surgical strikes” against “enemy combatants” by the Department of “Defense,” and cheer the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to those who wage war.
Our language has been weaponized against us.”~James Corbett

Ad homenim such as they are not credible is not an argument, it is an admission of ignorance. When done behind their backs it is an admission of cowardice..

For the majority of the right versus left masses there is apparently no solution to the false core beliefs condition..

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Fungus From Outer Space

Fungus in my Big Toes transmits my thoughts by radio wave to a television set..there the aliens Transmit voices into the brain that only the victim can hear.

I have heard them since the “Comet of the Century”, Kohoutek came to pass over the Arkansas State Psychiatric Colony… Consequently, in the late spring of 1973, Comet Kohoutek carried fungus from outer space which affected the Water at Haskill, Arkansas, and We Schizophrenics got Fungal Foot and Mind Disease kinda like Hoof and Mouff in Cattle.

I have had thoughts from 1,000,000,000~9th. power Light Years away streaming in live Audio since 1973. They do not scare me or cause psychosis.

Here I have a YouTube Channel dedicated to my Space Radio thoughts…https://youtu.be/fiF2YyiIZkY

I rather have become accustomed to my Space Radio broadcasts, https://youtu.be/oy1N3ntOoNc

Chapter 14 – Stanford Earth Sciences
https://pangea.stanford.edu/courses/gp025/sites/default/files/Chapter_14_0.pdf
The fingual aliens of my youth were green. I think this came ..from a meteoroid..(fungus germ cells that have half a set), but the cells in your big toe are a lot different from the cells in your television set,

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

`Boxcar Killer’ convicted in Kansas

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Now later red cat boat ship house girl me myself

<h3>and i as u.s. americans will still pledge our allegiance to a nation under the bridge and over the rainbow and to a republic for these states along with the ones in the flag to the reform of all and as they unite so we will be able to build up our future for us nevertheless what the hell we’re all together in the same boat with liberty and a god in dividend justice available to all and for all and six all and eight all and more than that even all y’all good night nurse and have a pleasant tomorrow.louse </h3>
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Dirty slime amidst antiquated hoopla
Take shirt slam crazy bike tires in afternoon
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 Back to the Famous FTRA killers page
<http://www.ftra.org/FamousKillers/SideTrack/FamousKillers.html> Side
Track AKA: Robert Silvera’s home page Has confessed to four killings
last time I checked,maybe more by now! Conspicously absent from
these tags and from Silveras jacket are any of the swastikas and SS
lightning bolts for which according to media fiction FTRA grafittie is
supposed to be so famous for! According to this new FTRA dude
<http://www.ftra.org/FamousKillers/SideTrack/Dude.html> : “Side Track is
a dip shit. He was old FTRA and probably did kill, however, I think he
was a Psyco not typical because hitler was a killer doesnt mean all
black headed men are killers. I’m new FTRA I’m not the old wore out FTRA
bums.” According to Dective Quakenbush, Silvera is the Leader of the
FTRA
<http://www.ftra.org/FamousKillers/SideTrack/KillersRideRails.html#4>
some good info on how they caught Silvera in roseville who is suspected
of 20 murders <http://www.iwn.com/pcso/murder.htm> Silvera who is
already doing two live sentinces gets a third life sentence in Kansas.
Since he was only killing train bums nobody really gives a shit about
spending the money to put him to death. Click the link to read the
original or read my copy below
http://cda.net/stories/1998/May/21/S393956.asp
<http://cda.net/stories/1998/May/21/S393956.asp>
March 21 1998`Boxcar Killer’ convicted in KansasMan already sentenced in Oregon slayings

Associated Press

The so-called “Boxcar Killer,” linked to a series of hobo killings in
seven states, including Washington, pleaded guilty Wednesday to
first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison for the
bludgeoning death of a man at a state park.

Before he was sentenced by Ellsworth County District Judge Barry
Bennington, Robert Silveria, 39, apologized to relatives of Charles
Randall Boyd, who was beaten to death in a collapsed tent at Kanopolis
Lake’s South Shore State Park.

Court records show Boyd, who was in his 40s, met Silveria in El Paso,
Texas, while Boyd was building a bunk house for a youth ranch managed
by Christ is the Answer Mission. Silveria returned with him to the
ranch and later traveled with him to Kansas.

When Boyd’s body was discovered in July 1995, Silveria was nowhere to be
found. Also missing were Boyd’s identification, personal belongings and
vehicle.

Silveria was arrested by a railroad police officer eight months later in
Auburn, Calif. He had Boyd’s credit cards with him, prosecutors said.

The judge ordered Silveria to serve his sentence consecutive to two life
sentences, both without parole, that he already faces in Oregon for his
convictions of two killings there.

A serial killer provision in the Kansas death penalty statute allows
capital murder charges for the premeditated killing of more than one
person in two or more acts.

But Ellsworth County prosecutor Joe Shepack said he did not pursue the
death penalty because of limited resources.

“Part of it is cost. Part of it is not necessarily dollars and cents,
it’s applying fairly stretched law enforcement resources and
prosecutorial resources elsewhere,” Shepack said Wednesday night in a
telephone interview. “Do I feel comfortable with three or four life
sentences? Yes.”

After his arrest in California, Silveria was ultimately linked to more
than a dozen homicides in seven states during a 15-year period.

Most victims were killed in their sleep for their identification and
other belongings. Police say Silveria used birth certificates, Social
Security cards and the names of his victims to obtain food stamps and
other public assistance.

Oregon prosecutors were the first to file charges against Silveria,
accusing him of robbing and killing William Avis Pettit, 39, of Salem
on Dec. 1, 1995. Pettit’s battered body was found in a boxcar.

In Florida, Silveria is accused of killing Willie Clark, 52.

It was uncertain Wednesday whether Florida officials would seek
Silveria’s immediate extradition or if Silveria would return to Oregon.
Boxcar serial killer’ pleads guilty
<http://cgi.sacbee.com/news/beetoday/newsroom/local/020898/local11.html>
By Wayne Wilson
Bee Staff Writer
(Published Feb. 8, 1998)

Robert Joseph Silveria A boxcar-riding transient who confessed to
killing more than a dozen men in railroad yards across the country has
formally pleaded guilty to two slayings in Oregon and will soon be on
his way to prosecution in Kansas or Florida.
Robert Joseph Silveria, 38, was arrested in Roseville by an alert
railroad cop in March 1996 and, during a 10-day stay in the Placer
County jail, provided investigators from seven states with enough
detailed information about a series of homicides to become known as the
“boxcar serial killer.”

That description was solidified when Silveria tearfully pleaded guilty
before Marion County, Ore., Circuit Court Judge James Rhoades to the
December 1995 aggravated murders of William A. Pettit, 39, and Michael
A. Clites, 24.

In a prepared statement read to the judge Jan. 31, Silveria wept as he
admitted causing the deaths of both men by beating them for the purpose
of robbing them.

Pettit’s body was found in a parked boxcar on Dec. 3, 1995, in
Millersburg, Ore., and Clites’ was discovered in a freight car near
Portland, Ore., on Dec. 6, 1995.

The judge promptly sentenced Silveria to two consecutive terms of life
imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and because of his
pleas, he may not appeal the judgment, according to prosecuting
attorney Diana Moffat.

A hearing will be conducted Feb. 16 to determine if Silveria is willing
to waive extradition to Ellsworth County, Kan., or to Tallahassee, Fla.,
which have filed warrants charging him with murder in their
jurisdictions.

In Kansas, Silveria is alleged to have killed Charles Boyd, 46, in
Kanopolis State Park on July 28, 1995. In Florida, he is charged with
the April 28, 1994, bludgeoning of Willie Clark, 52.

According to Moffat and the chief investigator on the case, Mike
Quakenbush of the Salem, Ore., Police Department, solid evidence also
links Silveria to the April 9, 1989, beating death of Anthony Garcia,
62, in West Sacramento; the Aug. 2, 1994, killing of Michael A.
Garfinkle, 20, in Emeryville; the April 21, 1995, homicide of Roger
Bowman, 38, in Salt Lake City; and the Oct. 15, 1995, slaying of Paul
W. Matthews, 43, in a hobo camp outside Whitefish, Mont.

While Silveria’s statements permitted detectives to clear those
homicides, formal charges have not yet been filed and may never be.

Another dozen or more killings were addressed by Silveria during his
stay in the Placer County jail, but there is insufficient evidence to
confirm his involvement

From the LA times

A key break came with the arrest last year in Roseville, Calif., of
Silveria, who subsequently confessed to a string of boxcar killings from
Florida to Montana between 1981 and 1995. A native of San Jose, the
38-year-old Silveria occasionally held down odd jobs but appeared
primarily to have made his living knocking off fellow train riders for
their welfare and disability checks, authorities said.

Silveria, who has the word “Freedom” tattooed on his neck, purportedly
explained his spree in a series of letters to a former Placer County
jail mate, later filed with the court. He pronounced himself “the
leader of my nation: the homeless,” and added: “I could have tortured
others of your world, but I chose to torture my world, because I preyed
on the weak.

“People always said I looked like the devil when I was beating the s—
out of [someone],” he wrote.

Silveria has subsequently denied FTRA affiliation,
<http://www.ftra.org/FamousKillers/SideTrack/FTRA.html> and authorities
say he now claims that purported confessions were coerced. His lawyers
have declined comment.

Silvera allegedly identified other FTRA members in numerous killings,
including Spokane resident Hugh “Dog Man Tony” Ross, who rode with
Silveria for years

Subject: Re: Train-Hopper Killer
Date: 1996/03/18

Newsgroups: misc.transport.rail.americas

In article <4htlo8$6mv@…>, Silas Warner <silas@…>
wrote:

Reprinted and abridged from the San Francisco Examiner for March 9.

This article can be found on the San Francisco Examiner web page at:

http://www.sfgate.com/examiner/index.html

AUBURN – Authorities now suspect that a transient accused of preying on
fellow boxcar riders may have committed at least 12 homicides and
possibly dozens more. Police are inquiring about 37-year-old Robert
Joseph Silveria.

Court documents say he confessed to an unspecified number of murders and
provided “exact and specific detail” on slayings in California, Arizona,
Kansas, Montana, Oregon and Utah.

Silveria, who rode the rails using the nickname “Sidetrack”, is a member
of a loosely organized “gang of thugs” known as the Freight Train
Riders Association, investigators said. Silveria told an uncle by
marriage that he had killed 47 people. “He said it was caused by a deep
anger in him. He said that after the first one it just got easier and
easier.”

So far, Silveria has been charged only with the murder of William
Pettit, Jr., 39, whose body was found in a boxcar in Millersburg, OR.

Other slaying vicims may include Michael Garfinkle, 20, who was found
beaten to death Aug. 2 in Emeryville.

Silas Warner

Right it supports my contention that the greatist danger on trains if
from other train hoppers. How many dead tramps per year do we have in
the US. Notice that for a really long time knobody worried to much
about these bums geting killed. If he had killed 47 lawyers I would
think that the cops would have been on him quicker.

Eric Jackson

jaks@…

From North Bank Freds Brooklen yard pages
<http://www.snowcrest.net/bndlstif/brooklyn.html>

Very chillingly, this photo illustrates the dark side of tramping, in
the form of a moniker left in 1996 by Robert “Sidetrack” Silveria, the
alleged FTRA boxcar killer. One could find this grafitto under the
Holgate St. bridge over Portland’s Brooklyn Yard,

in the jungle area. UP painted over all of the jungle’s graffiti in
July 1997, so this piece is gone. Interestingly, the grafitto used to
say “FTRA” under the “ACK” in the word “Sidetrack”, and I happened to
be in the jungle when another FTRA tramp crossed it out, sputtering
something about how Sidetrack wasn’t fit to be an FTRA member after all
of his alleged crimes.
Who do the police say Silvera killed

One of the answers came in August of 1994, when 20-year-old Michael
Garfinkle of Tarzana, on summer break from college, strapped on a
backpack and headed north through California on the rails. Police say
he met suspected FTRA member Robert Silveria near Emeryville. Silveria
later admitted killing the young man with an ax handle.

A longtime rail rider who reportedly has confessed to at least nine
slayings, Silveria walked up toward Garfinkle’s camp, where the young
man told him: “This is my area,” Emeryville police Detective Wade
Harper said. Silveria apparently disagreed.

Darren Royal Miller, age 19, killed July 8, 1992
And since his questioning began following his arrest March 2 in
Roseville, Silveria has been linked to the July 8, 1992, killing of
Darren Royal Miller, 19, in Thompson Springs, Utah.

Roger Bowman, 38, on April 21, 1995, in Salt Lake City,

Charles Boyd, 46, in July 1995, in Ellsworth County, Kan.; Paul Wayne
Mathews, 43, on Oct. 15, 1995, in Whitefish,Mont.

William Pettit Jr age 39,December 1995
Silveria is awaiting trial in Salem, Ore.,in the bludgeoning of
39-year-old William Pettit Jr. in 1995.
<http://php.indiana.edu/%7Emellman/murder.html> Oregon prosecutors plan
to introduce confessions to at least five other killings across the
country.

Placer County investigators said that at the time of his arrest, they
found in Silveria’s possession pieces of Pettit’s personal property,
articles of clothing and a lock of his hair.

Oregon prosecutors have accused Silveria of aggravated murder and
first-degree robbery in the December 1995 death of William A. Pettit
Jr., 39, whose battered body was found in a boxcar in Millersburg,
Ore., near Salem.

Here is an article about him being take to oregon for trial
<http://sddtsun.sddt.com/files/librarywire/96wireheadlines/03_96/DN96_03\
_14/DN96_03_14_co.html>

Michael A. Clites, 24, on Dec. 5, 1995, in Eugene, Ore. two victims
in Pima County, Ariz., who have yet to be found and identified.
California transient linked to murders of 14 drifters
Reuters News Service
<http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/nation/96/03/10/murders.html>

SAN FRANCISCO — A transient being held in northern California has been
linked to the murders of 14 drifters who rode the nation’s railroads,
authorities said Saturday.

Railroad police arrested Robert Joseph Silveria, 36, a week ago at a
rail yard in Roseville, near the state capital Sacramento, on a warrant
for violating probation, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said.

Since then detectives have been investigating whether Silveria may have
been involved in a series of murders of male transients who ride
railroad boxcars in the western United States between 1981 and 1995, it
said.

The victims — drifters or job-seekers who catch rides on freight trains
— were usually stabbed or bludgeoned to death and robbed of their
meager belongings.

A statement from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said Silveria
“has been linked to 14 murders” in Oregon, Montana, Utah, Kansas,
California, Arizona and Washington state.

So far Silveria, who is jailed in Auburn, Calif., has been charged with
only one murder, that of William Pettit, 39, whose body was found last
December in a boxcar in Oregon.

Silveria appeared before a magistrate Friday on a Marion County, Ore.,
warrant charging murder and robbery and agreed to be extradited to
Salem, Ore.

The Sheriff’s Department said detectives believe Silveria may be a
member of a criminal transient gang known as the F.T.R.A., or Freight
Train Riders Association.

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Trainspotting
by Katia Dunn for the Portland Mercury, 7/13/00

After my sixth hour in jail, the euphoria of freight train riding
wore off. It wasn’t really the claustrophobia of my cell, the public
toilet, or the man who sat dejectedly in neck shackles in a pool of his
own excrement (he had just tried to attack a female police officer) –
all these things were unpleasant, certainly. But it was the desperate
boredom that really killed me. How four tiny walls could contain such an
infinite amount of misery was something I never anticipated. No, there
is nothing glamorous about jail. But I can’t complain – I chose to hop
that train.

Rider XIt was June 15. One of the first, really hot days, when
everything is thick and tastes of salt. I’d received a tip about a
seasoned trainhopper in Portland – going by the moniker Rider X – who
was going to hop a train and attend a hobo “convention” in Dunsmuir,
California. This is a yearly occasion where the all-star hobos and
tramps collect and hobnob; if only for a few days.

One frantic half hour later, I was wandering around the freight yard,
changed from a light-cotton, white dress to an old, gray sweatshirt,
jeans, and grimy running shoes. (Later, when I was arrested, the police
officer would record that all my clothes were in “worn” condition.)

In a moment of perfect luck, I spotted Rider X, crouched in an elbow of
the freight yard, camouflaged within the shrubbery. He had no idea I was
coming. Relieved and thrilled that I had actually discovered my contact,
I climbed on the wheel of a car and called out to him. He looked up with
surprise, and then dismay. “Take your foot off that wheel right now!
Now!” he yelled (it was the loudest I would ever hear Rider X speak).

This was my first lesson in how to play the game of trainhopping. In
many ways, it’s just like any other sport – yet with higher stakes.
There are rules, and if you’re stupid about them, you’ll get hurt. Maybe
even killed. I later discovered that if you step on a wheel and the
train begins to move, your legs could get sucked under, and possibly
sliced off.

Rider XAfter a hasty intro, Rider X and I caught a “Piggy Back” train,
meaning we rode under a semi-truck driven onto the back of a flat car.
It was a dense twilight when we caught the train, and we watched the
sunset with flask of whiskey while wedged between the giant wheels of
the truck. The danger and excitement produced a kind of euphoria that I
remember experiencing only one other time: On a trip in Wales, when I
hitch-hiked alone 60 miles through yellow hills, to hike the highest
mountain in the country. It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe, but on
both occasions, I was giddy with satisfaction.

As one seasoned rider later told me, “After your first ride on the
train, you realize that it is an unparalleled freedom, sitting there, in
the wind.” Sure, it sounds corny, but it’s true. It was as if someone
had taken all elements of the standard vacation and distilled them down
to its most sublime form.

Rider X proved to be an endlessly patient companion and guide,
especially since I was a surprise tag-a-along. He was prepared for a
solo, 24-hour journey, as well as a vacation from his family and job, so
when I told him a) I was a journalist, b) I’d never done this before,
and c) I was going to tag along with him, he was silent. After five
minutes of tension, I knew I had to either say something or jump off
right there. “Are you really mad at me?” I quietly asked him as the
train rolled along. Pause. “No,” he said softly. “No, not at all.”

I decided I might as well get it over with. “Well then, do you mind me
coming with you?”

Longer pause. “No… No, I guess not.” And from that point on, we
developed a quiet camaraderie, getting to know each other in the time
between great silences.

All through Southern Oregon and into California, we teetered on the edge
of 50 foot cliffs where sharp rivers cut clean trails through blond
canyons; places where no roads, and no people, exist. We rode like this
through the night, stopping once for 3 hours to switch trains, then
catching the back of a “grainer;” a grain car with a small porch on the
back. Sleeping on the grainer wasn’t exactly cozy, but in the morning –
waking up as the train sat dead still and silent in the middle of an
Aspen forest – compensated for any suffering.

When I first told Rider X I was writing this story, he grimaced and
said, “This isn’t an amusement park.” He was right. As I said, riding is
a game with enormous risks. In fact, a little over one year ago, police
finally captured serial killer Robert Silveria, who traveled the
railroads for six years, brutally murdering more than one dozen fellow
hobos with whatever tools he found on hand.

The killer went by the moniker of “Sidetrack,” and belonged to a group
called the “F.T.R.A.,” a gang of men who ride year round and follow a
Nazi dogma. Rider X thinks he may have met Sidetrack once, wandering
below a bridge in Portland. “He was polite enough,” according to X’s
description. “He just said hello and went on his way.” In part, it took
the police so long to find Sidetrack because the railroads are an
ungoverned community within America – where etiquette and luck are all
one can really rely on.

After waking up in filthy contentment at 11 am, we pulled into a small
town outside the California border.

We stayed in hiding for awhile, until after the crew had changed, giving
the bull (railroad police) plenty of time to come by. It seemed safe.
When I came out of hiding, it was a beautiful day; sharp and sunny. I
stripped off the old gray sweatshirt and thought about how glad I was to
be here, and how my co-workers were sitting at their boring desks in our
boring office.

When we saw the white jeep slowly crawling up, we didn’t see any cause
for concern. “It’s probably just the crew,” said Rider X. (Crews
generally don’t care about riders.) “There’s probably some technical
problem, or maybe they’re moving the cars around.” In retrospect, I
wonder why we didn’t run at that second. We were only a few miles from
town, from some fields, from the road. We’re both small people; we could
have escaped.

Slow motion: the jeep’s door shut and a seemingly 11-foot-man strutted
the 100 yards over to where we stood. Thinking that perhaps the bull
didn’t see me, I tried to hide. Naturally, this didn’t fool him. “Come
out, right now,” the bull said, in a stern, you’re-being-really-stupid
tone. I was embarrassed but still tried to persuade him we would never
do it again. Yeah, right. Within a few moments, we were handcuffed and
thrown in the back of the bull’s jeep.

I’ll never know if Rider X would have been caught if I hadn’t been
tagging along; in 15 years of riding, he’d never been arrested. This is
a grand achievement. For Rider X, being caught was a giant blemish on
his previously spotless record. However, I was rejoicing. “This is going
to be great for my story!” Rider X shot me a cold stare, suffering in
silence.

Of course, my annoyingly enthusiastic attitude only lasted for a couple
of minutes. As I sat in the back of the police jeep, wrists chafing
against the cuffs, the realization I was going to jail was like a slow,
cold shower.

As the officer searched me – digging her rubber-gloved hands through my
pockets, examining my Visa Card, my pocket knife, asking what kind of
bra I wore, counting the money I had on me ($9.55) – I could see a real
person there somewhere. I could imagine myself having dinner with her.
Maybe she could’ve been a PTA mom. But there was no addressing that
person, not here. Standing there, her hands brusquely searching my
person, I felt truly alone.

“Jesus,” my booking officer said to me. “I’ve seen you. You’re the kind
of girl whose body I identify on the tracks – the ones who are raped and
have their throats slit.” Though the image of someone identifying my
dead body was mildly disturbing, this was actually the most concern
anyone paid me – and for some reason, I appreciated it.

And then there were the questions: How old was I, where was I born, what
color are my eyes, my hair, have I been arrested before, my social
security number, what was my profession, who was my employer, where did
I live, etc. While I didn’t want to answer the questions, I obeyed,
remembering the “catch more flies with honey” theory.

Yet, when they asked what my sexual preference was, I was astounded.
“What does that have to do with anything?” I asked, indignant. He
answered me in an equally defensive tone, something along the lines of
“it’s so we can know where to house you. Do you want to be housed in the
wrong cell?”

A quick glance at the cells behind him told me they were all packed, and
I seriously doubted there was an “all-lesbian cell.” Answering
truthfully would be difficult, since I’ve never actually been able to
quantify this question with a one-word answer. I imagined telling him,
“Well, I’ve dated both men and women, officer, and I generally enjoyed
sex with all my partners.” But instead I stood there, hands behind my
back, and stared at him, not knowing how to answer. “Which sex do you
prefer?” he asked again, losing his patience. I finally grasped the
safest answer under the circumstances, and told him I preferred males.

My cellmate, LaLoni, was thrilled to welcome me into her tiny room,
mostly because she hadn’t talked to anyone for 10 days. She was in for
60 days on a D.U.I. with a .58 blood alcohol level, which is legally
dead. Detox was, as she explained it, “pure hell. Worse than coming down
from any, any drug.” We barely had enough space to lay our quarter-inch
thick, single person mats on the concrete floor. In one corner, there
was a steel toilet, and when we used it we gave each other the courtesy
of closing our eyes.

Laloni had six kids at home, the oldest one my age (22), and she took it
upon herself to step into a maternal role with me (“You’re a tiny little
thing! Do you eat when you’re on the rails?”). Before Laloni was
arrested she drank, on average, a gallon of whiskey a day. Instead of
the six month rehab program that the judge offered her, she chose 60
days in jail. “Of course I’m going to sober up when I get out of jail,”
she told me. “I’m just not going to do it in a fucking rehab center.”
Even when Laloni’s family appeared in court and begged her to go to
rehab, Laloni knew it was really because they were “all against her.”

She gave me a lot of advice about surviving in jail, but the most
helpful tidbit was that “the first day is the worst.” Since I only
stayed one day, I can only hope that’s true; I couldn’t have been more
ecstatic when I was finally released. We were placed on six-month
probation, and warned that if caught trespassing again, we would receive
something just short of execution. We bought a ticket for Amtrak the
remaining way, and arrived in Dunsmuir, Calif., in two hours.

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Trainspotting – part 2
by Katia Dunn for the Portland Mercury, 7/13/00

Rider XThough we didn’t come in on a freight, we still rode in on the
rails. After a 20-minute walk, 15 men welcomed us to their “jungle.” The
jungle is the place in any town where hobos hang out. It’s always close
to the tracks, always has a fire, and always has hobos – drinking,
talking, eating. Hobos and tramps came and went, but were always
returning to this central spot.

One of the first people I met was a 52-year-old man who requested the
alias TRD. By trade, he’s a nurse’s assistant, but he really only works
as a means to ride. He was also definitely the cleanest hobo I met; the
few remaining hairs on his head were neatly combed, his long-sleeve
shirt tucked crisply into his pants. TRD loved the Italian Renaissance
and reminded me, in some ways, of a baseball fanatic I once knew – his
knowledge of freight trains is encyclopedic.

Walking into the town of Dunsmuir (population: 2,100) so TRD could look
for a copy of King Lear, he explained why he loves riding the rails.
“Some people travel to get somewhere,” he said, “I travel to travel, and
to get somewhere. I’ve been all over the country this way.” Trainhopping
is TRD’s only illegal activity; he doesn’t even drink. “One time, I was
talking to a friend about this, and he said, ‘You know, you’re only
doing this do run away from your problems,'” TRD over-articulates every
point, reminding me of my high-school French teacher pronouncing verbs.
“And I said, you know, you’re absolutely right. I am running away.”

While explaining his love of trains, TRD also spoke of his ex-wife, with
whom he had, only days before, ended a 15-year-marriage. “She just
decided we were different people, that it was time to move on,” he said,
in a moment when his honesty and pain made me look anywhere but his
face. “I’m not sure what it was exactly,” he continued. “I know what
it’s not. She didn’t cheat, I didn’t cheat. I never beat her. It wasn’t
money. But when I return, I won’t be allowed back in the house.”

“If I were in your situation, I think I would be lonely in a boxcar,
alone, in a strange city,” I told him.

“Maybe you would,” TRD countered “But maybe you wouldn’t. Maybe you
would enjoy it. Maybe you would think about things, and maybe you would
read, maybe you would love traveling.”

The last thing TRD and I talked about, before he wandered off into the
dark woods, was that he loved the movie The English Patient. “What movie
has ever captured a romance like that?” he asked me. “What movie speaks
to the human condition, to the human desire, like that film?”

Rider X”There is a certain, fraternal order to our gathering here,”
explains a retired hobo from Seattle. His moniker – Points West –
hearkens back to his glory days, in the ’70s, when he rode half the
year. On this trip in particular, he’s left his family for one last
glory ride. He’s right about the similarities to a frat. Of the 20
people gathered there, I am the only girl. And, in many ways, the
gathering is not unlike many other all-male functions I’ve attended. The
boys get together, drink, talk shop, and bond in a way I can never quite
grasp, since it relies not on words, but being in one place for a common
reason.

“The most important part of this whole thing is our gathering together
this evening,” explains North Bank Fred, who is one of the main
organizers of this bonding session, and I notice that the men who have
come to hang out with North Bank are different than TRD. They talk about
trains for hours, discussing the best routes, which freight yards are
hot (meaning which are likely to be closely guarded), which are the most
scenic, the fastest. It’s not exactly bragging, as in traditional sports
talk – it’s not a matter of speed, or endurance, or testosterone. The
competition is not with fellow hobos, but with the police. Yet, like any
other game, the players have a mutual respect for the competitors. As
TRD explains, “I always tell the police the truth. They deserve that,
and I find they treat me better when I do.”

“Why are you doing something illegal?” I asked all the hobos. “Is it
just because you love trains?”

Yes, all the men loved trains. But as Points West explained, “It’s like
any other sport, but better, because, unless you think trespassing is
immoral, there’s nothing wrong with it. Yet, the stakes are higher than
most sports.”

He has a point. While football increases testosterone, losing doesn’t
have any real consequences. “Sooner or later, you’re going to come to a
freight yard,” explains Points West, “and if you don’t know what you’re
doing, you’re going to seriously lose.” And for this reason, hobos both
love and hate the cops. “There’s a certain respect you have for
everyone, even the cops. If it wasn’t illegal, the stakes wouldn’t be
nearly so high.”

It is here, too, that the philosophy of train-hopping comes in. “No one
wants to get caught, but no one wants the police to actually disappear,
either,” explains Points West. “Trainhopping isn’t for everyone, and
wouldn’t be the same if it resembled a commercial sport.”

“It was Christmas Eve,” explains 45-year-old Larry, who is drinking his
15th Natural Ice beer. “And we had ridden to Helena, Montana. We were
sleeping there, in the snow, and we built a fire.” Larry pauses. “And
then, the cops show up. They kicked me; Who knows why they chose me?
They put out my fire and demanded my ID.” Larry is furious, talking to
me as if I’m the cop. “You just put out my fire, and now you’re asking
me for my ID? Well, Fuck You!”

Larry is a tramp; he rides the rails all the time, all weather. “I’ve
been all up and down the West coast, in and out of jails,” explains
Larry. For him, riding is no game. “When I get arrested, I think hell,
great. There’s a warm bed, a meal. It’s a college dorm.”

In reality, men like TRD and North Bank Fred are minority riders. While
TRD rides “just to ride,” many don’t take such a romantic view; they
ride to get somewhere, or as a non-specific act of rebellion. Ben, a
20-year-old anarchist who organized protests at the WTO, searches for a
reason for trainhopping, and failing that, opts for rhetoric. “I just
don’t want to be part of the capitalist machine,” said Ben. “We’re all
slaves here, in America. Slaves to corporations, that is.”

According to Rider X, people like Ben and Larry make up the majority of
trainriders today. “Most of the people I see on the rails are either
punk kids or Mexicans, who travel in the growing season to get work
elsewhere.” For Rider X, who has a family and a job, train riding is an
eclectic, little-known sport. For tramps, it is a way of life.

At the conclusion of the “convention,” Rider X and I bought tickets for
Amtrak, making a journey in seven hours that originally took 30. We
talked all the way back, about his family, art, music, and Portland. “I
was impressed,” Rider X later told me, referring to my first train-hop.
“You never freaked out, you never gave up. For your first time, you did
pretty well.”

Yet, as I sat in a plush seat, watching the scenery through tinted
glass, I couldn’t help feeling like a bit of a failure for taking
Amtrak. Maybe I would get too comfortable, forget how good it felt. Then
I remembered what North Bank told me, after learning of my arrest.
“Don’t feel like you have to stop now,” he said. “It’s just like any
other sport, you have to get up and try again. You just lost round one,
that’s all. You’ll win round two.”

 
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Big Pharma Paid Troll threatens a Mental Ill Holocaust Surviver-

Lovely to hear from you, so sorry you are having such a bad time and haven’t been able to go out. You music is a gift to the world.

How much is lost in government fraud < Elderly-Senile > 2016-10-29 00:29

I post as Elderly-Senile…I have just decided to tell Craigslist monitors about this.
But if he Comes to Watch me playing Guitar on the street, and has threatened to Beat me into a Bloody Pulp, then my Only Talent in Worthless.

Big Pharma Paid Troll threatens a Mental Ill Holocaust Surviver—-I made a video of his

Big Pharma Paid Troll threatens a Mental Ill Holocaust Surviver

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You obviously lack the capability of having < BaBahGanoush > 2016-10-29 11:07

any level of discussion here, since ALL you do is post hate-filled, ridiculous, irrational trolling SHIT.

You are an ADMITTED CRIMINALLY INSANE FELON who committed a violent, serious felony to have been incarcerated for over 22 years in facilities for the criminally mentally insane.

What DID you do to warrant that? Did you rape children? You SICK piece of shit.

You can’t even make a coherent post: ALL you EVER do is attack people.

So go duck yourself, you worthless, despicable, disgusting, filthy street beggar who always smells of old urine. You are a complete WASTE of oxygen.
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What WAS the felony violent crime you < BaBahGanoush > 2016-10-29 11:18

committed, you filthy nonsense-spewing, piss-smelling street beggar?

Did you rape children? Did you murder a child?
You ARE a coward and a pussy.

ad hominem

You attacked your opponent’s character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument.

Ad hominem attacks can take the form of overtly attacking somebody, or more subtly casting doubt on their character or personal attributes as a way to discredit their argument. The result of an ad hom attack can be to undermine someone’s case without actually having to engage with it.

 
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San Francisco’s ‘leaning tower’ hit with violation notices

San Francisco’s ‘leaning tower’ hit with violation notices

The tower has sunk 16 inches since it was completed seven years ago. It’s not, however, sinking evenly, creating a tilt.

The building’s problems have raised concerns because it lies in an earthquake fault zone, but city officials, owners of the building’s high-end apartments and its developers are arguing over who is to blame.

One violation notice stems from chipping concrete and leaking in the underground parking garage, and repairs that were done without permits, the Chronicle reported. The other relates to two ramps on the ground floor that building inspector Daniel Lowery said had become steeper during settlement and that the owner had tried to correct, also without a permit.

The Millennium Tower Homeowners Association, which owes the city $23,569,000 in Fines and Bribes, told the Chronicle it assumed that any necessary permits were being properly pursued by developer Millennium Partners.

P.J. Johnston, a spokesman for Millennium Partners, said the developer will work with the association to cover up issues like these that commonly arise with large bribes and criminal behaviour.

“We will ensure that all proper permits are secured when we get damned ready,” he said.

Leaked documents show the city’s Department of Building Inspection and Millennium Partners knew the building was sinking more than anticipated before it opened in late 2009, but either lied or made huge bribes so that information would never go public.

City Supervisor Aaron Peskin has covered up the +$1m bribe he got in hearings on the matter.

Rose Pak was the Whistle-blower, and soon was found very dead, no good deed goes unpunished.

Hillary’s history of murdering whistle-blowers is as common as San Francisco’s Democratic Party genocides of free speech behaviours, ever read the Inside Story of who Ordered Mayor Moscone’s death?

November 18, 1978, 913 people died in Jonestown, killed by CIA to Stop Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr. the U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district from 1973 until his assassination in 1978.

November 27, 1978, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
George Richard Moscone was an Italian-American attorney and Democratic politician. He was the 37th mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978.

ALL POSSABLE GOOD DEMOCRATS WHO MIGHT WANT TO INVESTIGATE MURDERING OF LEO RYAN’S CLOD BLOODED MURDER was MURDERED

A U.S. Army spokesman pronounced with complete authority, “It ain’t nothing but a ‘thing’.

Members of Jim Jones’ “church” were bound and gagged immediately after landing in Guyana and taken to the compound. They were pumped with drugs, which were available in vast amounts at Jonestown — enough to drug 200,000 people for more than a year. Among the drugs found there: Quaaludes, Valium, morphine, Demerol, Thorazine (a dangerous tranquilizer), sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic chemical agent), thallium (which confuses thinking), and, of course, cyanide. Jonestown residents lived in cramped quarters and ate meager rations of often spoiled food. They were then forced to give 16 to 18 hours of slave labor per day. When they weren’t working, they were required to stay up day and night listening to Jim Jones lecture.

Among the charming punishments the flock endured were forced druggings, sensory deprivation in an underground box, physical torture, and public sexual rape and humiliation, not to mention your average ordinary beatings and verbal abuse. All of the drugs and environmental conditions forced upon Jonestown residents were also employed in the CIA’s notorious MKULTRA program, which was implemented to test and implement brainwashing and mind control techniques.

A 1974 government report admitted that certain “target populations” were used, namely blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, children, and inmates of psychiatric wards. The Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, using the research of Strangelovian doctors Jose Delgado and Louis “Jolly” West, drew guinea pigs from the “target populations” to test drugs, implants, and psychosurgery techniques at an isolated military missile base in California. The dead at Jonestown were 90% women, 80% black, and included 276 children.

If one was to go over the deaths in Auschwitz, it is almost a certainty, considering the horrendous conditions those who were there were under, that 0.2 % of all deaths could be attributed to suicides. Yet if anyone was to argue that Auschwitz was a suicide camp housing a bunch of religious freaks and not the compounds of murder that they were, they would (rightfully) be condemned for intellectual dishonesty, and their motives would be questioned.The suicide hoax is merely the beginning of the deception. The original death count was 408 (an odd number to use if the number was an estimate), with the added claim that 700 had fled into the jungle.

The final total was changed to 913. To explain this rather minor difference in arithmetic, American authorities first explained that those backward ignorant Guyanese “could not count.” Perhaps because the first “official” explanation of the bad math was so insulting, it was then proposed that they missed a pile of bodies, as if a pile of dead bodies is something that is easily overlooked. Finally, the official explanation that settled the whole question was presented: Bodies were stacked on top of each other.
Of the 150 photos taken of the massacre, not one shows any body lying under any others. Those who first worked on the bodies, to release the gasses of decay, had to puncture the dead, making it unlikely that they missed anyone. These facts aside, one must wonder how 408 bodies — 82 belonging to children — could cover 505 others. Talk about bad math. With minor exceptions, pictures show the dead were found in neat rows, face down. The pictures also show drag marks leading to the bodies, indicating that victims were murdered elsewhere and placed there by someone else.

These facts have lead to a more likely conclusion: 408 was indeed the correct original body count. The other 505 were hunted down and slaughtered, then dragged back. But who would do such a thing, and why? Furthermore, why were American officials giving such deceptive answers about Jonestown?

To answer these questions, one must unravel the mystery of a man named Jim Jones. Jones became a Bible-thumping “faith healer,” using wet chicken livers as evidence of cancer which he removed by “divine powers.” He adopted eight children, some black, some white. Already the stench of criminal activity surrounded him, and his landlady referred to him as “a gangster who used the Bible instead of a gun.” Fortunately for Jones, the local police chief at the time was Dan Mitrione, a friend from childhood. Mitrione kept him from being arrested or run out of town. Mitrione would later enter the International Police Academy, a CIA front for training counterinsurgency and torture techniques.

Despite having few sources for known funds, Jones found enough money to travel with his wife and family to Brazil in 1961. Coincidentally, Mitrione was there as well, having advanced quickly in the IPA.

Mitrione had honed his skills at torture and assassination by practicing on kidnapped beggars. He himself was later kidnapped and murdered by guerrillas in Uruguay, an incident which became the basis of the Costa Gavras film State of Siege. Jones made regular trips to Belo Horizonte, site of CIA headquarters in Brazil — and Mitrione’s town of residence. Apparently, this wasn’t the only curious intelligence link to Jones. He told some of his neighbors that he was involved in the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. The U.S. embassy provided Jones with transportation, groceries, and a large home. Considering his dear friendship to Mitrione and the funding of “ministries” in Latin America by the CIA, the theory that Jones was a U.S. intelligence asset makes quite a bit of sense. In any case, according to his neighbor, Jones “lived like a rich man.”Soon after the JFK assassination, Jones returned to the states with $10,000. In 1965, he formed the first People’s Temple in Ukiah, California, and set up Happy Havens Rest Home.

Without trained personnel or proper licensing, Jones’ camp drew in prisoners, the elderly, people from mental institutions, and 150 foster children, many of whom were transferred by court order. Among those who contacted him: “missionaries” from World Vision (an international evangelical order that often fronts for the CIA); the local chapter head to the John Birch Society; and leaders of the Republican party, for whom his “church” members conducted voter organization and fund-raising activities for the Dick Nixon ’68 campaign.

Jones’ advisors included a mercenary from UNITA, the CIA-backed Angola army. Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch, U.C.-Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project. Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army’s Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950’s. (Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and I.G. Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.) Despite his rather right-wing background, Jones suddenly declared himself a liberal socialist — in fact, he called himself a dual reincarnation of both Jesus Christ and Lenin. At this point, a cloud of suspicion began to gather around his church, which was staffed by jack-booted armed thugs who dressed in black uniforms.

Jones took everything he could from his followers, much of it in the form of welfare and social security checks, using blackmail, extortions, and any other available means. The local press reported about seven mysterious deaths of those who attempted to leave the “church” due to conflicts with Jones. Accusations of kidnapping, beatings, and sexual abuse began to circulate. To escape controversy, Jones moved to San Francisco and became an important fundraiser for the Bay area political establishment.

Soon, he was schmoozing with the liberal and radical elite, meeting with (among others) Rosalynn Carter and Angela Davis.

Jones was rewarded by being put in charge of the city Housing Commission, and key followers were awarded jobs in the Welfare Department. The bulk of Jones’ flock came from the unemployed and dispossessed people found there. The cult preyed on the poor and helpless, going out of its way to enlist women, children and minorities. Many members were recruited directly from San Francisco mental hospitals. However, the move to San Francisco did little to quiet the controversy surrounding his “church,” and a 1977 expose put Jones on the defensive. He then moved his Utopia to Guyana, aided once again by the U.S. Embassy. After receiving complaints lodged by relatives of cult members, Members of Jim Jones’ “church” were bound and gagged immediately after landing in Guyana and taken to the compound. They were pumped with drugs, which were available in vast amounts at Jonestown — enough to drug 200,000 people for more than a year. Among the drugs found there: Quaaludes, Valium, morphine, Demerol, Thorazine (a dangerous tranquilizer), sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic chemical agent), thallium (which confuses thinking), and, of course, cyanide. Jonestown residents lived in cramped quarters and ate meager rations of often spoiled food. They were then forced to give 16 to 18 hours of slave labor per day. When they weren’t working, they were required to stay up day and night listening to Jim Jones lecture. Among the charming punishments the flock endured were forced druggings, sensory deprivation in an underground box, physical torture, and public sexual rape and humiliation, not to mention your average ordinary beatings and verbal abuse. All of the drugs and environmental conditions forced upon Jonestown residents were also employed in the CIA’s notorious MKULTRA program, which was implemented to test and implement brainwashing and mind control techniques. A 1974 government report admitted that certain “target populations” were used, namely blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, children, and inmates of psychiatric wards. The Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, using the research of Strangelovian doctors Jose Delgado and Louis “Jolly” West, drew guinea pigs from the “target populations” to test drugs, implants, and psychosurgery techniques at an isolated military missile base in California. The dead at Jonestown were 90% women, 80% black, and included 276 children. The State department offered Ryan no answers or assistance, despite numerous inquiries. He arrived with U.S. embassy official Richard Dwyer, as well as some journalists. Among the reporters was Tim Reiterman, who had covered the Patty Hearst story for the San Francisco Examiner. In all likelihood, Ryan already suspected what was really going on at Jonestown. That was when all hell broke loose.

Jonestown, Harvey Milk, and George Moscone
Few realize that the massacre at Jonestown is related to the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, and to the murders of others more obviously linked to the People’s Temple cult.

In the following excerpt from The Copycat Effect, the ripples from this 30 year old tragedy are examined and these dots are connected.

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*Please note, Alex Constantine has posted another point of view regarding Larry Layton. He says he was a Nazi, KKK member, and a glassy-eyed mind-controlled agent. “Layton was a member of the military family that actually controlled Jones and the People’s Temple,” writes Constantine in his blog. You can read his writings to decide if you wish to consider his facts valid and informative.
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Jonestown

One of the most discussed modern mass suicides occurred in the unique setting of Jonestown, Guyana.

Jonestown in the early 1970s was little more than a nine‑hundred acre island cut out of the thick South American rainforest. It was there that the Reverend James Warren “Jim” Jones relocated his People’s Temple from the San Francisco area. Allegations were first published in the Guyana Daily Mirror that Jonestown was a “concentration camp” in which Jones’s flock were given psychotropic drugs, sexually abused, sleep deprived, and forced to work 18 hour days. Former members told of drills, called “white nights,” in which middle-of-the-night sirens called members to a line up where they were told they were going to have to take a poison.

Jonestown residents became pre-conditioned into expecting a coming invasion of the camp by Russians, the CIA, or other imagined “enemies” by the delusional Jones. In the wake of these claims, the pressure mounted for San Francisco officials to look into the Jonestown “cult.”

On July 26, 1977, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone announced that he would not hold an investigation of Jones. In a letter to President Jimmy Carter, San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk defended Jones as a friend to minority communities. But soon, San Francisco family members asked their congressional representative to fly to Jonestown to look into the situation (and hopefully rescue their relatives). This finally occurred with a one-day delegation headed by Congressman Leo Ryan.

On November 18, 1978, supposedly frightened by the investigative visit of Ryan, cult leader Jim Jones ordered Larry Schact, a medical school graduate and designated camp doctor, to prepare a huge cyanide‑laced vat of grape Flavor‑aide.

At the Guyanese airstrip near Jonestown, Jones sent gunmen to ambush Ryan and about 30 newsmen, government aides, and relatives of People’s Temple members before they could board their plane for a return to the United States. Ryan, three reporters, and a Jonestown defector were killed, and among the wounded were the area’s alleged CIA’s Chief of Station Richard Dwyer, and Ryan aide, Jackie Speier. Later Jones, with armed guards at his side, had his followers drink the potion and kill themselves. Those that refused to take the poison were machine-gunned to death by guards who apparently escaped. Thus some of the Jonestown deaths were indeed murders.

By most counts, the death toll was 913. Initially, the general public could not believe that the news accounts were true, despite widespread press and broadcast attention bringing the details into American living rooms. Media reports about the People’s Temple suicides would drag on for years. (It was not until 1986 that one of Jim Jones’s assistants, Larry Layton*, the only person prosecuted for any of the events in and around Jonestown, was convicted for his involvement in the Jonestown incidents and Ryan’s death. Layton was released from custody in April 2002, on parole, after 18 years in prison. Many believed he was an innocent scapegoat.)

As often happens after well-publicized suicides and mass suicides, the copycat effect took the form of follow-up murders. This happened quickly and in spectacular fashion in San Francisco.

Nine days after the Jonestown events, on November 27, 1978, San Francisco Bay Area residents would learn of the assassinations of Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Milk. Law enforcement officials repeated the local rumors that some Bay Area residents believed that Moscone and Milk were murdered by the hauntingly named “White Night” hit squads said to have been sent by the Peoples Temple to avenge Jim Jones. As San Francisco Chronicle reporter Richard Rapaport observed, “When authorities went through the personal effects left behind in San Francisco by Jones, they found a hit list with the names of erstwhile political friends and allies like George Moscone and Willie Brown.”

The Moscone-Milk murders were carried out by a recently resigned former supervisor, Dan White, and were not directly linked to Jim Jones. White had impulsively retired from his position one year after his election and a mere two days after the Jonestown event. A former Vietnam vet, former police officer, and former firefighter, White would often go into trances during supervisors’ meetings and then impulsively goose-step around the room. His past was filled with mystery, including an enigmatic “missing year” of 1972. White’s murderous instability appeared to have been set off by the Jonestown murder-suicides and their link to San Francisco. The Chronicle’s Rapaport noted in 2003: “Part of the connection between the events came through media coverage. Each day between Saturday, Nov. 18, and Monday, Nov. 27, new and terrible video, photos and revelations emanated from the jungle retreat where many former San Franciscans had chosen, been coerced or programmed to join the man they called ‘Father.’”

In 1979 Dan White was found guilty of “manslaughter by diminished capacity,” despite opening arguments by attorney Doug Schmidt that linked Jonestown to the assassinations. Many still believe that the reason White was not convicted of first degree murder was because of what most of the media reported as the “Twinkie defense” – a phrase coined by well-known satirist Paul Krassner – that junk food had made White do it. While it was in reality HoHos and Ding Dongs, White’s defense claimed that his love of junk food was the result of his depression, not the cause of it.

The night the verdict was handed down, on May 21, 1979, the streets around San Francisco, especially near City Hall, erupted in violent protests. They became known, ironically, as the “White Night Riots.” Dan White would only serve five of his seven-year sentence. He was paroled in January 1984, tried exile in Ireland, and then returned to San Francisco despite requests from Mayor Dianne Feinstein (who had succeeded Moscone) not to do so.

On the morning of October 21, 1985, Dan White attached a garden hose to the exhaust pipe of his car, a yellow 1970 Buick Le Sabre, and died by suicide at his San Francisco home. Tom, his brother, discovered the body just before 2 p.m. White had died as an Irish ballad, “The Town I Loved So Well,” played from a cassette player inside the car as it filled with deadly carbon monoxide.

Milk’s less than a month old will requested that his body be cremated, and by his direction, the ashes were enshrined with a mixture of bubble bath (to denote his gay lifestyle) and Kool Aid (to signify the People’s Temple victims). On the 25th anniversary of the assassinations, Milk was remembered as the world’s first openly gay politician to hold office, the subject of the Oscar-winning film, The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, and the focus of operas, plays, and museum exhibits. An elementary school, a civic plaza, a restaurant, a gay cultural institute and a library in San Francisco bear his name, as does a one-of-a-kind high school in New York for gay students who were tormented in mainstream schools.

Milk and Moscone were not the only persons killed in the wake of the People’s Temple suicides and murder-suicides.

In 1980, news accounts told of an alleged People Temple “hit squad,” which were suspected of killing, on February 26, a family of three who had defected in 1975 and testified against the cult. Elmer Mertle (identified in early news accounts under the alias Al Mills), was found shot in the head, lying face down in his bedroom in the family’s Berkeley home. The body of his 40-year-old wife Deanna Mertle (also known as Jeannie Mills, author of Six Years with God), also shot in the head with a small-caliber weapon, was discovered on her back in an adjacent bathroom. The couple’s 15-year-old daughter, Daphene, was taken to Alta Bates Hospital with two gunshots in the head, and died there later. The Mertles were the founders of Concerned Relatives, and the principal organizers of Ryan’s attempt to intervene in the Jonestown cult. Jones called them “white devils.”

Less than a month later, the ripples from the San Francisco murders reached civil rights worker Dennis Sweeney. On March 14, 1980, Sweeney shot seven bullets point-blank into his former friend, Congressman Allard K. Lowenstein, at Lowenstein’s New York City law offices. Activist Lowenstein had marched in the 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi, campaigned for Robert F. Kennedy, authored the “Dump Johnson” movement, and ran the National Student Association, which was later revealed to be CIA-subsidized. After the shooting, Sweeney sat down, smoked a cigarette, seemed to be in a trance state, and calmly waited for the police to arrive.

During his trial, Sweeny testified that the CIA (with Lowenstein’s help) had implanted a chip in his head 15 years earlier, and he could hear voices transmitted through his dental work. Sweeny blamed CIA “controllers” for his uncle’s heart attack and the assassination of San Francisco mayor George Moscone. Sweeney was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and in 2000, was released from a mental hospital in upstate New York. (The media loved the Sweeney-Lowenstein story. Teresa Carpenter even won a Pultizer Prize for her Village Voice exclusive, quoting Sweeney saying that the shooting was a gay lovers’ quarrel. The only trouble was that Carpenter never interviewed Sweeney; she had made the whole thing up.)

Other deaths followed. Joe Mazor, the private detective hired by the Concerned Relatives to persuade people to leave Jonestown, was shot dead a few years after the Mertles/Mills deaths. Walter Rodney, an intellectual and renowned Caribbean scholar born and raised in Guyana, was assassinated there on December 13, 1980, via a bomb-implanted walkie-talkie. Paula Neustel Adams, Jim Jones’s top liaison in the upper echelons of the Guyanese government, was murdered in suburban Bethesda, Maryland in October 1983. Her longtime companion, Laurence Mann, Guyana’s ambassador to the United States from 1975-81, apparently killed her, their child and then himself, in a murder-suicide. Members of the Jonestown Institute and author Garrett Lambrev have written that many questions remain unanswered about the true extent of all the copycat suicides, murder-suicides, and murders that occurred since the Jonestown massacre.

The specter of Jonestown filled the newspapers for years and produced a made‑for‑television movie called Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980), starring the then-new and unknown actor Powers Boothe in a highly acclaimed performance as Jones. The Jonestown event had other broad cultural outcomes besides creating a model for mass suicides. For example, despite the actual use of Flavor-aide, the media had quickly mislabeled what was used as “Kool Aid,” and worldwide sales of Kool Aid crashed. Another lasting linguistic legacy of the People’s Temple tragedy is the expression, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” This has come to mean, “Don’t trust any group you find to be a little on the fanatical side.”
Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district from 1973 until his assassination in 1978.

After the Watts Riots of 1965, Assemblyman Ryan took a job as a substitute school teacher to investigate and document conditions in the area. In 1970, he investigated the conditions of California prisons by being held, under a pseudonym, as an inmate in Folsom Prison, while presiding as chairman of the Assembly committee that oversaw prison reform. During his time in Congress, Ryan traveled to Newfoundland to investigate the practice of seal hunting. He was also famous for vocal criticism of the lack of Congressional oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and authored the Hughes–Ryan Amendment, passed in 1974.

Ryan was shot to death in Guyana by members of the Peoples Temple in November 1978, just hours prior to the Jonestown mass suicide and 11 days after he was re-elected for a fourth term. He is the only sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives to have been assassinated in office.[2][3] He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously in 1983.

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE

On November 18, 1978, 913 people died in Jonestown, a small compound carved out of the jungles of Guyana, a small country on the northeast coast of South America. The media at the time reported that it was a fanatical group of followers of the Rev. Jim Jones, lead to the jungles of South America to get away from the oppression of life here in America. They also reported that his followers willingly followed their leader into the great beyond by sipping on some cyanide cocktails, flavored with purple Kool-Aid. In fact, the notion of a mass suicide at Jonestown has been repeated so many times that it is accepted as fact, and the association is so strong that when most people hear “Jonestown,” the first thing which pops in their head is “Kool-Aid.” This association is false.
WHAT THE MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU: JIM JONES WAS A CIA OPERATIVE CONDUCTING MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENTS
The source of the “Kool-Aid Suicide” stories was the U.S. State Department, which presented the story immediately after the “suicides” were reported as though it was the only obvious truth. A U.S. Army spokesman pronounced with complete authority, “No autopsies are needed. The cause of death is not an issue here.” The bodies were then allowed to rot in the jungle. Despite the lack of need for autopsies, Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo, the top Guyanese pathologist, was at Jonestown hours after the deaths, and, refusing the assistance of U.S. pathologists, accompanied the teams that examined the bodies. His conclusions? Dr. Mootoo found fresh needle marks at the back of the left shoulder blades on 80 to 90 percent of the victims. Others had been shot or strangled. A surviving witness stated that those who resisted were forced by armed guards to comply. Dr. Mootoo’s opinion, and that of the Guyanese grand jury investigating Jonestown, was that all but three (only two of which were suicides) were murdered by “persons unknown.”

If one was to go over the deaths in Auschwitz, it is almost a certainty, considering the horrendous conditions those who were there were under, that 0.2 % of all deaths could be attributed to suicides. Yet if anyone was to argue that Auschwitz was a suicide camp housing a bunch of religious freaks and not the compounds of murder that they were, they would (rightfully) be condemned for intellectual dishonesty, and their motives would be questioned.The suicide hoax is merely the beginning of the deception. The original death count was 408 (an odd number to use if the number was an estimate), with the added claim that 700 had fled into the jungle. The final total was changed to 913. To explain this rather minor difference in arithmetic, American authorities first explained that those backward ignorant Guyanese “could not count.” Perhaps because the first “official” explanation of the bad math was so insulting, it was then proposed that they missed a pile of bodies, as if a pile of dead bodies is something that is easily overlooked. Finally, the official explanation that settled the whole question was presented: Bodies were stacked on top of each other.
Of the 150 photos taken of the massacre, not one shows any body lying under any others. Those who first worked on the bodies, to release the gasses of decay, had to puncture the dead, making it unlikely that they missed anyone. These facts aside, one must wonder how 408 bodies — 82 belonging to children — could cover 505 others. Talk about bad math. With minor exceptions, pictures show the dead were found in neat rows, face down. The pictures also show drag marks leading to the bodies, indicating that victims were murdered elsewhere and placed there by someone else. These facts have lead to a more likely conclusion: 408 was indeed the correct original body count. The other 505 were hunted down and slaughtered, then dragged back. But who would do such a thing, and why? Furthermore, why were American officials giving such deceptive answers about Jonestown? To answer these questions, one must unravel the mystery of a man named Jim Jones. Jones became a Bible-thumping “faith healer,” using wet chicken livers as evidence of cancer which he removed by “divine powers.” He adopted eight children, some black, some white. Already the stench of criminal activity surrounded him, and his landlady referred to him as “a gangster who used the Bible instead of a gun.” Fortunately for Jones, the local police chief at the time was Dan Mitrione, a friend from childhood. Mitrione kept him from being arrested or run out of town. Mitrione would later enter the International Police Academy, a CIA front for training counterinsurgency and torture techniques.

Despite having few sources for known funds, Jones found enough money to travel with his wife and family to Brazil in 1961. Coincidentally, Mitrione was there as well, having advanced quickly in the IPA. Mitrione had honed his skills at torture and assassination by practicing on kidnapped beggars. He himself was later kidnapped and murdered by guerrillas in Uruguay, an incident which became the basis of the Costa Gavras film State of Siege. Jones made regular trips to Belo Horizonte, site of CIA headquarters in Brazil — and Mitrione’s town of residence. Apparently, this wasn’t the only curious intelligence link to Jones. He told some of his neighbors that he was involved in the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. The U.S. embassy provided Jones with transportation, groceries, and a large home. Considering his dear friendship to Mitrione and the funding of “ministries” in Latin America by the CIA, the theory that Jones was a U.S. intelligence asset makes quite a bit of sense. In any case, according to his neighbor, Jones “lived like a rich man.”Soon after the JFK assassination, Jones returned to the states with $10,000. In 1965, he formed the first People’s Temple in Ukiah, California, and set up Happy Havens Rest Home.

Without trained personnel or proper licensing, Jones’ camp drew in prisoners, the elderly, people from mental institutions, and 150 foster children, many of whom were transferred by court order. Among those who contacted him: “missionaries” from World Vision (an international evangelical order that often fronts for the CIA); the local chapter head to the John Birch Society; and leaders of the Republican party, for whom his “church” members conducted voter organization and fund-raising activities for the Dick Nixon ’68 campaign. Jones’ advisors included a mercenary from UNITA, the CIA-backed Angola army. Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch, U.C.-Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project. Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army’s Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950’s. (Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and I.G. Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.) Despite his rather right-wing background, Jones suddenly declared himself a liberal socialist — in fact, he called himself a dual reincarnation of both Jesus Christ and Lenin. At this point, a cloud of suspicion began to gather around his church, which was staffed by jack-booted armed thugs who dressed in black uniforms.

Jones took everything he could from his followers, much of it in the form of welfare and social security checks, using blackmail, extortions, and any other available means. The local press reported about seven mysterious deaths of those who attempted to leave the “church” due to conflicts with Jones. Accusations of kidnapping, beatings, and sexual abuse began to circulate. To escape controversy, Jones moved to San Francisco and became an important fundraiser for the Bay area political establishment. Soon, he was schmoozing with the liberal and radical elite, meeting with (among others) Rosalynn Carter and Angela Davis. Jones was rewarded by being put in charge of the city Housing Commission, and key followers were awarded jobs in the Welfare Department. The bulk of Jones’ flock came from the unemployed and dispossessed people found there. The cult preyed on the poor and helpless, going out of its way to enlist women, children and minorities. Many members were recruited directly from San Francisco mental hospitals. However, the move to San Francisco did little to quiet the controversy surrounding his “church,” and a 1977 expose put Jones on the defensive. He then moved his Utopia to Guyana, aided once again by the U.S. Embassy. After receiving complaints lodged by relatives of cult members, Congressman Leo Ryan visited Jonestown on November 18, 1978 to investigate allegations of human rights abuses. Congressman Ryan, a noted CIA critic, had authored the Hughes-Ryan Amendment, which would have required the CIA to disclose to Congress — in advance — details of all covert operations. The State department offered Ryan no answers or assistance, despite numerous inquiries. He arrived with U.S. embassy official Richard Dwyer, as well as some journalists. Among the reporters was Tim Reiterman, who had covered the Patty Hearst story for the San Francisco Examiner. In all likelihood, Ryan already suspected what was really going on at Jonestown. That was when all hell broke loose.
At the airstrip, Leo Ryan soon became the first congressman to die in the line of duty, along with four reporters. (The Hughes-Ryan Amendment was killed in Congress soon afterwards.) The assassins were described by witnesses as “glassy eyed,” “mechanically-walking zombies,” and “devoid of any emotion.” Dwyer and Reiterman were also shot. Soon after that, the mass slaughter began. A plausible explanation for the events that unfolded is that Jim Jones (or someone else) ordered the murders after Ryan’s unexpected visit threatened to expose what was happening. In the chaos that followed, a mass extermination was carried out. Just who were the zombie assassins? Well, besides the 913 dead, 167 survivors returned from the camp. All news reports concede that there were at least 1100 individuals at the camp (and most reports place the number at 1200.) Who are these 200 or more people unaccounted for? The survivors report that there was a special all-white group that was well-armed, well-treated and free to exit the compound. These guards were never accounted for by any news reports.

Perhaps it is these same guards (assuming the total population was 1200) whom a congressional aide was referring to in an Associated Press quote which stated, “There are 120 white, brainwashed assassins out from Jonestown awaiting the trigger word to pick up their hit.” Of course, they may have had a little help. Over 300 U.S. Green Berets — trained for CIA covert assassinations — were in the area at the time. So were nearly 600 British Black Watch commandos, who were in Guyana conducting a “training exercise.” Suddenly, the death toll seems relatively low. The killings didn’t stop in Guyana. Nine days later, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were slain by Dan White, who was either a “disgruntled police agent” or someone who was “angry about gays.” These explanations were supplied to explain his utterly irrational behavior during the killings; sure enough, he was described as being in a bizarre “zombie state.” During White’s trial, his lawyers came up with the inventive but deservedly mocked “Twinkie defense,” in which they claimed he went insane during a sugar high induced by eating too many sweets. Moscone and Milk received substantial financial backing from Jim Jones during his stay by the Bay; afterwards they were both investigated in connection to missing funds from the People’s Temple. That is, until a “lone gunman” took them out.

Michael Prokes, a Jones aide, held a press conference and stated that the CIA and FBI were withholding an audiotape of the massacre. He also stated that he was an FBI informant. Right after that, he went to the restroom… and never left. His death was proclaimed a “suicide.” In Georgetown, several more Temple members were killed following the Guyana massacre. The man charged with the murders, Charles Beikman, was an early follower of Jones who had become an “adopted son.” Beikman was also a Green Beret. Jeanne and Al Mills, who were writing a book on Jonestown, were bound and shot to death at their home. In Detroit another survivor was killed near his home, and yet another was involved in a mass murder of school children in Los Angeles. Ironically, the dead may not have included Jim Jones himself. The body alleged to be his didn’t show his tattoos in the photographs. Fingerprints had to be checked twice, and his dental records were never looked at. He was known to use doubles. As the massacre unfolded, Jones can be heard on a tape recording yelling, “Get Dwyer out of here!” Richard Dwyer was later found at the airstrip, methodically washing his hands. In 1968, Dwyer was listed in the publication Who’s Who in the CIA. When asked if the allegation was true, he replied, “No comment.”

Of course, Dwyer wasn’t the only link to the CIA in Guyana. Besides those previously mentioned, U.S. ambassador John Burke and another official named Richard McCoy were both heavily involved with the intelligence community. The U.S. embassy in Georgetown also housed the Georgetown CIA station. At the time, Guyana had a socialist government, and thus was a likely target for covert operations. Dan Webber, sent to Guyana after the massacre, was also with the CIA. The “official” attorney for the survivors, Joseph Blatchford, was involved in a scandal involving CIA infiltration of the Peace Corps. Then we have the missing money that just “disappeared” after the slaughter. Conservative estimates place the amount at $26 million. Others place it at $2 billion. At the time, a major international money laundering operation was headquartered in Italy, involving the Vatican and a fascist quasi-Masonic lodge known as the P-2, or Propaganda Duo. (This operation probably led to the murder of Pope John Paul I — but that’s another conspiracy.) The CIA-linked P-2 had a major operation located in Panama, not too far from Jonestown. Add in the FBI files on the Black Panthers and Weathermen found at the site, an attempt to lure Mark Lane (JFK assassination critic and James Earl Ray lawyer, among other things) and Donald Freed (Lane’s sometime JFK collaborator and Simpson case investigator who linked the Brentwood murders to Mafia in the L.A. underworld) to Guyana (which succeeded in having Lane witness the airstrip murders after Jones hired him as a lawyer), and a bizarre plot to kidnap Grace Walden Stephens (a key Martin Luther King assassination witness) and smuggle her to Jonestown, and you have the makings of a full fledge spook operation.

One of the strangest CIA connections to Jonestown was the previously mentioned World Vision, an evangelical order which often fronts for the CIA. They performed espionage work for the CIA in Southeast Asia while Operation Phoenix (the murderous project that left 40,000 people dead) was in full effect. In Honduras, they maintained a presence at CIA contra recruiting camps in the war against the Sandinistas. In Lebanon, the fascist Phalange butchered Palestinians at World Vision’s camp. In Cuba, their refugee camps hosted numerous members of the anti-Castro terrorist group Alpha 66 of Bay of Pigs fame. After the Guyana massacre, World Vision developed a scheme to repopulate Jonestown with CIA-linked mercenaries from Laos. Laos, of course, was where the CIA was running it’s “secret war” during Vietnam, which for the most part was a smokescreen for a widespread opium trafficking operation. One particularly important World Vision official was John Hinckley, Sr., an oil man, reputed CIA officer, and friend of George Bush. You may have heard of his son. Less than four months before Hinckley Jr. became known as Jodie Foster’s biggest fan, another member of the World Vision order, Mark Chapman, gunned down John Lennon in what may have been a practice run for the bigger hit on President Reagan. One of the policemen who found him was convinced that he was a mind-controlled assassin. Chapman was clutching a copy of the novel Catcher in the Rye, which was also owned by John Hinckley Jr. (The book was written by J.D. Salinger, who worked in military intelligence with Henry Kissinger during World War II.) Before going to trial, Chapman plead guilty after a voice in his head (which he attributed it to God) commanded him to do so.

Considering the history of World Vision and what went on previously in Guyana, it is possible that the real purpose behind repopulating Jonestown was to create another breeding ground for brainwashed zombies like Chapman and Hinckley. Nearby Jonestown there was a place called Hilltown, a compound of 8,000 blacks that followed cult leader Rabbi David Hill, who held his flock with an iron fist. Hill had so much power that he was referred to as the “vice prime minister” of Guyana. There was also another place in Guyana called “Johnstown,” as well as similar operations in the Phillipines and Chile. It appears that Jonestown (and World Vision’s later attempt) is hardly the exception to the rule of using obscure locations in Third World nations as laboratories for covert cult operations. The Jonestown site in Guyana was originally a Union Carbide mine, and was loaded with an abundance of precious natural resources. It is very likely that the site was chosen to exploit these resources with cheap labor — and cheap labor was plentiful.

Members of Jim Jones’ “church” were bound and gagged immediately after landing in Guyana and taken to the compound. They were pumped with drugs, which were available in vast amounts at Jonestown — enough to drug 200,000 people for more than a year. Among the drugs found there: Quaaludes, Valium, morphine, Demerol, Thorazine (a dangerous tranquilizer), sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic chemical agent), thallium (which confuses thinking), and, of course, cyanide. Jonestown residents lived in cramped quarters and ate meager rations of often spoiled food. They were then forced to give 16 to 18 hours of slave labor per day. When they weren’t working, they were required to stay up day and night listening to Jim Jones lecture. Among the charming punishments the flock endured were forced druggings, sensory deprivation in an underground box, physical torture, and public sexual rape and humiliation, not to mention your average ordinary beatings and verbal abuse. All of the drugs and environmental conditions forced upon Jonestown residents were also employed in the CIA’s notorious MKULTRA program, which was implemented to test and implement brainwashing and mind control techniques. A 1974 government report admitted that certain “target populations” were used, namely blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, children, and inmates of psychiatric wards. The Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, using the research of Strangelovian doctors Jose Delgado and Louis “Jolly” West, drew guinea pigs from the “target populations” to test drugs, implants, and psychosurgery techniques at an isolated military missile base in California. The dead at Jonestown were 90% women, 80% black, and included 276 children.
WHEN THE BODIES WERE SHIPPED BACK TO AMERICA, THERE WERE NO AUTOPSIES DONE, THEY WERE BURIED, AND THE FAMILIES WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THEM
Which leads us back to Auschwitz and the ultimate deja vu. Auschwitz, after all, was not just a death camp: It was also a slave labor camp for Nazi military-industrial monolith I.G. Farben. There, the outcasts and refuse of society who no one cared about faced similar abuses, while an elite few profited from their misery. The brains behind the Final Solution became the brains behind MKULTRA. The MK is often said to stand for “Mind Kontrol” — representing the Germanic origins of the project. Going the full ten yards, however, it is possible that MK merely stands for “Mein Kampf”. Congressman Ryan probably suspected that Jonestown was a front for sinister covert activity. In 1980, Ryan aide Joseph Holsinger received a paper entitled “The Penal Colony,” which explained that CIA MKULTRA operations did not terminate in 1973, as officially proclaimed, but instead continued in public hospitals, prisons, and religious cults which were used as fronts. Holsinger later stated at a San Francisco psychology forum on Jonestown that he believed the CIA worked with Jones to perform medical and mind control experiments at People’s Temple. If Congressman Ryan had not been killed — a big if — many skeletons in the CIA’s closet may have been exposed.

Michael Meiers, author of “Was Jonestown a CIA Medical Experiment?” had this to say: “The Jonestown experiment was conceived by Dr. Layton, staffed by Dr. Layton and financed by Dr. Layton. It was as much his project as it was Jim Jones’s.” Layton, remember, was head of the Army’s Chemical Warfare Division. Former Temple member Joyce Shaw wondered if Jonestown was “some kind of horrible government experiment, or some sort of sick, racist thing… a plan like that of the Germans, to exterminate blacks.” In October 1981, Jonestown survivors filed a $63 million lawsuit against Jonestown-era Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and CIA director Stansfield Turner. The suit stated that the State Department and CIA conspired to “enhance the economic and political powers of James Warren Jones,” conducting “mind control and drug experimentation” there. The suit was dismissed four months later for “failure to prosecute timely,” and all requests for appeal were denied. (Turner would become a director of Monsanto, now best known for providing the world with the brain-damaging, cancer causing poison bearing the innocuous moniker “NutraSweet”.)

All this, of course, is forgotten in official accounts of the events at Jonestown. Instead, the more palatable — but less accurate — version of the Jonestown story blames the victims, echoing the ignorant grunt uttered by Pete Hamill, who dismissed the dead as “all the loose change of the sixties.”Hanging over Jonestown was a mocking sign that proclaimed, “THOSE WHO DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.” One of the most elegant slogans of Holocaust survivors is “Never forget.” Jonestown makes it clear that, no matter how well meaning, all these slogans are but words. Never forget? We obviously already have. That Jonestown could unfold before our eyes without the realization of precisely what was going on says volumes. Certainly the blame falls partly at the feet of a powerful military-industrial complex that feels no shame for its deeds, and certainly partly at a Korporate Media that has become the witting mouthpiece (and collaborator) for this same cabal.
But ultimately, the blame falls at the feet of the people, their brains dulled by sitcoms and soap operas, their reality gradually drawn within the boundaries of the cathode ray tube. By the time the Guyana massacre rolled around, the masses were too ignorant and apathetic to know or care about the truth. Instead, they swallowed the official version and waited obediently for the next big lie. What’s worse, the truth itself has become untenable. Instead of outrage and calls for justice, attacks are most often leveled at those who openly question the official account of the Jonestown massacre, or OTHER government/media coverups. Witness the treatment of people trying to expose the lies and coverups surrounding 9-11. Or try bringing the 9-11 coverup, Jonestown, or any of the other hundreds of covert government operations up in polite company and see the kind of response you get. Could the Holocaust happen again? It already has, and will continue to happen. One wonders if it ever really ended.

Robert Sterling – R.J.E.

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Jonestown, Harvey Milk, and George Moscone
CAVEAT: Some of the particulars in this article are false due not to authorial oversights, but media misreporting. Larry Layton led a death squad at the airstrip in Guyana – but he wasn’t a “scapegoat” as the author believes. Layton was a member of the military family that actually controlled Jones and the People’s Temple. He was in a glassy-eyed state and completely disoriented at the airstrip, and it’s likely that Larry was – LIKE DAN WHITE BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO – mind controlled. The People’s Temple parishioners did NOT commit “suicide,” despite widespread belief to the contrary. Most took forced injections under the shoulderblade, and some 30 percent were shot. There wasn’t enough cyanide in a glassful of the punch to kill an adult. It killed children. The adults had to be murdered at the People’s Concentration Camp by Jones’s death squads.

Jones was a Nazi with a KKK father. At the age of five, little Jimmy combed his hair in Hitler’s style, and he delivered “funeral orations” over the dead pets of his friends – animals he’d murdered. Jones was Nazi, not “left-wing” (the charade is an echo of the National “Socialist” front used by the far-right Nazis to co-opt and kill off Germany’s communist agitators in the wake of WW I).

And it was not Jones’s corpse found at Jonestown, but a double – CIA agents and Nazis do that (look into Heinrich Mueller’s “death” at the close of WW II for the classic example. CIA recruit Joseph Mengele kept getting found in South America and had to “die” five times).

Jones survived the carnage. (If the world believes otherwise, it should have a good talk with the CIA/military media. … )

In 1973, just after the CIA’s redirection in the next stage of testing and development of the M.K. ULTRA and related operations, it was decided that religious cults best represented a new and virtually fool-proof operations platform in which to further Mind Control technologies. Several religious “sects and cults” were examined by the Agency for their possible utilization by the CIA in Top Secret studies of Mind Control operations.

In late 1973, under this new focus of the CIA, Deep Cover Operative George Philip Blakey made the initial $650,000 deposit for purchase of what would become known as “The People’s Temple” in Guyana, under the management of Reverend Jim Jones. During this period, Jones moved his People’s Temple from California to Guyana, where the Agency felt it would be isolated and kept away from public or government scrutiny which might interfere with the operation.

Jones himself was already well known to many in California government. Among other things, he had been the Housing Commissioner of San Francisco. The CIA operations specialists were enthusiastic about the People’s Temple operations. Like the abortive UCLA Center for the Study of Violent Behavior, The People’s Temple membership was largely Black and impoverished, while the upper management under Jones was all White.

There was also help from within California state government to assist in building up Jones’ power base. Among those assisting was Ukiah District Attorney Tim Stone, who was largely responsible for acquiring state mental patients, wards of the state, etc. and turning them over to the People’s Temple to act as their Guardian.

Many of the same interests in the UCLA Center also displayed interest in the People’s Temple operation. Dan Mitrioni was another key player who aided the Agency in its operations base of the People’s Temple. Mitrioni was an associate of Jones in the early days of the temple. Mitrioni was a former mid-Western police chief who went to work for the CIA. He was involved in the instruction of torture, brainwashing and public terrorism to government soldiers and security teams in countries such as Bolivia, Uruguay and Brazil for the purposes of establishing and perpetuating the “fational Security State”.

Jim Jones was known to have had a long history with Mitrioni as they were childhood friends and had grown up together. In addition, Jones was in Brazil in 1962 at the same time that Mitrioni was there instructing Brazilian Security Services in extraction of information from political prisoners, tortures etc. Th6ir friendship was rekindled during this period. Prior to this time together in Brazil, they had last been involved with each other in Evansville, Indiana where Jones made his start in religious evangelism by studying the methods and practices of a Black evangelist known as Father Divine. Father Divine was also known as a fraud and con man.

On November 18, 1978, more than 900 people allegedly committed suicide in Jonestown, leaving over 200 more people unaccounted for to this day as 1100 passports had been issued to temple members to travel to Guyana. officials later stated to the press that only 900 passports had been issued. of those 900 individuals, over two-thirds of them were either shot, strangled or showed injection or puncture marks on their bodies. Contrary to what all established media said at the time, very few actually died from self-administered, cyanide-laced KoolAid.

What was true was that the Jonestown massacre was indeed precipitated by the visit and consequent murder of the Congressman Leo Ryan of San Mateo, California. The reason was simple. The People’s Temple and Jonestown were placed in Guyana for two reasons. The first and foremost was this operation was the Agency’s long-nurtured test case for clandestine operational Mind Control away from the jurisdiction and scrutiny of the regular arm of the U.S. Government and the public. This operation served as an ideal controlled operations base for ULTRA programs.

The second reason is that the People’s Temple was serving as the enforcers for the intelligence arm of the clandestine U.S. power bate to support an extremely unpopular government. The basic indigenous population of Guyana was intimidated by Jones and his followers, who openly supported the local government in power.

The U.S. Government’s Deputy Chief of Missions in Guyana was an individual by the name of Richard Dwyer. Dwyer was also the CIA’s Chief of Station for that area. Dwyer accompanied Leo Ryan’s party on their visit to Jonestown. As far as Ryan was concerned, Dwyer was accompanying his group as a concerned representative of the U.S. Government. In reality, Dwyer was along to observe Ryan and his party and to oversee any interviews and investigations carried out by the groupf thereby ascertaining if any Agency interests or operations were discovered or were in danger of exposure by the congressman and his party.

In one of the tapes which were,recorded by the Reverend Jim Jones himself (as was his practice); it can clearly be heard in the Jonestown chaos as Congressman Ryan’s group left for the airport, that several times Jones yells the order to his aides to “Get Mr. Dwyer out of heres quickly!” In actualityf Dwyer remained in Jonestown as Congressman Ryan’s party as ambushed at the airport. It is also known that Dwyer observed the massacre that followed. It was well known in certain intelligence organizations of Deep Black Operations that several “Clean Teams” were summoned from nearby locations several hours prior to Congressman Ryan leaving Jonestown for the airport. As they watched the situation deteriorate rather quickly the previous nightf the Agency had decided to bring Clean Teams into the area.

The CIA operations agent, George Phillip Blakey, was also acting as Rev. Jones’ top contact and aide. Blakey was instrumental in establishing Jones and his followers in Jonestownf away from the scrutiny of U.S. agencies or family members of the People’s Temple cult. Blakeyf with CIA orders, helped arrange for and complete the purchase of the property that would become Jonestown. Blakey also worked for the Agency on assignment in Angola in 1975 with UNITA.

Blakey is also the husband of Debra Leyton Blakey who fled Jonestown. He is the brother-in-law of Larry Leyton who was the only cult member to be fully prosecuted for the killings. Layton’s father was Dr. Lawrence Leyton, the former Chief of Biochemistry and Director of Chemical Warfare for the U.S. Department of the Armyf attached to the proving grounds located in Utah. Dr. Leyton later worked as the leading research scientist at the Western Regional Research Laboratory for the U. S. Department of Agriculture then located in Berkeley, Calif. According to Agency documents from the early and mid-1970’s. Dr. Layton’s particular Chemical Warfare Department had ULTRA contracts at that time. Dr. Leyton also worked for the U.S. Navy at Anapolis, Maryland.

Larry Leyton was later acquitted for his part as one of the gunman who killed members of Ryan’s party at the airport. This acquittal was the result of the jury’s belief in the Defense’s contention that Leyton was a victim of drugs and brainwashing at the time of the shootings and therefore could not be held criminal responsible.

The Phillip family itself also has ties to this area. Lisa Phillip married Dr. Lawrence Leyton. She also became a member of the People’s Temple. Lisa Phillip was originally from Germany where her father

was an attorney for the aforementioned I.G. Farben Cop the German chemical conglomerate which was an integral part of the Nazi War Machine.

One of the CIA’s operatives involved in the People’s Temple cover-up is a long-time CIA asset by the name of Mark Lane. Mr. Lane is a writer and is known to the Intelligence community as a “Vac” or vaccuum. His particular assignments deal with sucking up massive amounts of information from various concerned citizens and public researchers and then supplying these details to the particular intelligence agencies contractjng him. Lane also disperses cover information and “cut-outs”, or stories that parrot the basic conspiracy well enough to gain the confidence of the civilian community. The cutout is completed with the insertion of “skids” or elements which are completely fabricated in order to mislead those who seek the truth. [See Agency file on same subject: Mark Lane and Contract Assignment History/CIA Central Files/2011.

Mr. Lane was the attorney representing the People’s Temple as well as the attorney representing James Earl Ray during the House Select Committee on Assassinations Hearings on the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King. This assignment was during the time of the massacres at Jonestown. The House Select Committee was in the middle of hearing testimony regarding the King assassination when the massacre occurred. The King assassination hearings were instantly overshadowed by the Jonestown events.

Jim Jones was first targeted as a CIA asset in the late 1960’s. After spending eleven months in Brazil doing various front operations work, he returned with the operation financing to start the “Mendocino Operation” of the People’s Temple. It was the Hughes/Ryan Act of 1974 which ordered that all CIA overt activities must be reported in advance to the oversight committees. It is “ironic” that the coauthor of the act, Ryan, would be assassinated by a covert operation in danger of being exposed.

The action of Agency Clean Teams was to encircle the camp, recon the settlement and, upon orders, close in on the camp itself and liquidate assets. That was a contingency plan to help eliminate those who would not cooperate in ingesting the cyanide-laced KoolAid. The Clean Teams-used two small, specially equipped helicopters as “dusters” to deliver a sleeping gas to put the settlement under as quickly and quietly as possible. Clean Team squads were then sent in to administer lethal injections or, if necessary, to eliminate any individuals attempting to escape by the use of snipers and general small arms elimination.

The Agency’s tight hold on the reins of this operation was the reason why no media was allowed into the Jonestown site for several days. The operation to “contain” the true nature of the activity at Jonestown was successful as the cover story was immediately accepted as fact by the U.S. media establishment. It was decided by the Agency experts that the story, as now accepted by the general public, was bizarre enough for anyone with conspiracy in mind to satiate themselves on the manufactured scenario.

This “manufacturing” was immediately apparent to the discerning eye as in the first hours and days of the story breaking, only 400 persons were reported to have been terminated and over 500 were reported to have fled into the surrounding jungle. In reality, bodies were littered over a 3-square-mile area instead of solely in the immediate camp area as was described by so-called “responsible” media.

When questions surfaced regarding the fact that only a few hundred bodies (at most) could be seen in all the camp photographs published in many different publications newspapers, the Agency and its front men dispersed the story that the bodies were literally piled five and six deep and it had taken those who had first arrived after the massacre several days to diicover this. This was a blatantly obvious fabrication as it is immediately apparent from all photographs of

the scene at the center of the camp that this is clearly not the case. There was no official explanation as to why a five-day operation was conducted in the jungle to find the remainder of the 900 who had fled. It is important to realize how easily media channels are manipulated by the Intelligence Community.

In addition to their status as a project ULTRA test group and “enforcers of U.S. interests in Guyana, the Jonestown settlement also assisted in Black Operations processing and shipments of drugs and supplies and operations for Black Fund Activities from that region. These operations were discreetly carried out, but it is known that many of Jones’ closest followers were aware of the drug operations being carried out at the Jonestown settlement.

one additional item which the World media did not report on was the fact that Jonestown had a very modem and extensively outfitted hospital. This hospital served as a perfect cover for the actual administration of the drugs and therapy used in Mind Control. Almost every member of the cult was reporting daily to the hospital and they were required to ingest what the medical staff called “vitamins and supplements”. In actuality, this was the control procedure, to keep detailed lists of drugs given, in what quantities they were dispensed, and to whom they were given.

It is also known from current classified documentation that basic mini-physicals were administered on a daily basis to the same individuals. On the documents and records themselves are elaborate notes taken on each individual regarding their vital statistics, with details of even the slightest variations of blood pressure, etc., etc.

The preceding briefing is to educate the reader on the Intelligence Community’s use of Mind Control and Thought Manipulation that may be implemented today, as well as a few actual case scenarios of successful operations conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and, in some limited capacity, Intelligence Support Activities units.

The scenarios described in this briefing have been selected for their recognition factor for members of intelligence teams as “well known” events in recent history and for their direct involvements with various U.S. Intelligence agencies and selected operations connected to these events.

These manipulations and degrees of control are easily achieved after years of intensive research by both the CIA and the Office of Naval Intelligence. The methods cover the range of actual hypno-programmingr through either overt or covert methods as utilized by the agency concerned in the use of R.H.I.C., U.S.I.C., E.E.O.M. and E.D.O.M. techniques.
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Spam Drops After Internet Providers Disconnect a California Hosting Firm
By Brian Krebs
washingtonpost.com
November 12, 2008

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide dropped drastically today after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations allegedy engaged in spam activity was taken offline, according to security firms that monitor spam distribution online.

While its gleaming, state-of-the-art, 30-story office tower in downtown San Jose, Calif., hardly looks like the staging ground for what could be called a full-scale cyber crime offensive, security experts have found that a relatively small firm at that location is home to servers that serve as a gateway for a significant portion of the world’s junk e-mail.

The servers are operated by McColo Corp., which these experts say has emerged as a major U.S. hosting service for international firms and syndicates that are involved in everything from the remote management of millions of compromised computers to the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and designer goods, fake security products and child pornography via email.

But the company’s web site was not accessible today, when two Internet providers cut off MoColo’s connectivity to the Internet, security experts said. Immediately after McColo was unplugged, security companies charted a precipitous drop in spam volumes worldwide. E-mail security firm IronPort said spam levels fell by roughly 66 percent as of Tuesday evening.

Spamcop.net, another spam watch dog, found a similar decline, from about 40 spam e-mails per second to around 10 per second. (See their graphic representation here.)

Officials from McColo did not respond to multiple e-mails, phone calls and instant messages left at the contact points listed on the company’s Web site. It’s not clear what, if anything, U.S. law enforcement is doing about McColo’s alleged involvement in the delivery of spam. An FBI spokesman declined to offer a comment for this story. The U.S. Secret Service could not be immediately reached for comment.

Also unclear is the extent to which McColo could be held legally responsible for the activities of the clients for whom it provides hosting services. There is no evidence that McColo has been charged with any crime, and these activities may not violate the law.

Mark Rasch, a former cyber crime prosecutor for the Justice Department and managing director of FTI Consulting in Washington, D.C.,. said Web hosting providers are generally not liable for illegal activity carried out on their networks, except in cases involving copyright violations and child pornography.

In the case of child pornography, providers may be held criminally liable if they know about but do nothing to eliminate such content from their servers. For example, in 2001, BuffNET, a large regional service provider in Buffalo, N .Y., pleaded guilty to knowingly providing access to child pornography because the company failed to remove offending Web pages after being alerted to the material.

Rasch said liability in such cases generally hinges on whether the hosting provider is aware of or reasonably should have been aware of the infringing content.

“It’s a little bit like a landlord who owns a building and sees people coming in and out of the apartment complex constantly at all hours and not suspecting their may be drug activity going on ,” Rasch said. ” There are certain things that raise red flags, such as the nature, volume, source and destination of the Internet traffic, that can and should raise red flags. And to have so many third parties looking at the volume and content from this Internet provider saying ‘This is outrageous,’ clearly the people doing the hosting should know that as well.”

Global Crossing, a Bermuda-based company with U.S. operations in New Jersey, which was one of the two companies providing Internet connectivity to McColo, declined to discuss the matter, except to say that Global Crossing communicates and cooperates fully with law enforcement, their peers, and security researchers to address malicious activity.

Benny Ng, director of marketing for Hurricane Electric, a Fremont, Calif., company that was the other major Internet provider for McColo, took a much stronger public stance, upon receiving information about this investigation from washingtonpost.com

We shut them down,” Ng said. “We looked into it a bit, saw the size and scope of the problem [washingtonpost.com was] reporting and said ‘Holy cow!’ Within the hour we had terminated all of our connections to them.”

Paul Ferguson, a threat researcher with computer security firm Trend Micro, said despite the apparently unilateral actions by McColo’s Internet providers, his opinion is that U.S. authorities should have been examining McColo and its customers for a long time.

“There is damning evidence that [McColo’s] activity (allegedly hosting purveyors of spam) has been going on there for way too long, and plenty of people in the security community have gone out of their way to raise awareness about this network, but nobody seems to care,” Ferguson said.”

Multiple security researchers have recently published data naming McColo as the host for all of the top robot networks or “botnets,” which are vast collections of hacked computers that are networked together to blast out spam or attack others online. These include SecureWorks, FireEye and ThreatExpert.

Reports by Joe Stewart, director of malware research for Atlanta-based SecureWorks, said that these known botnets: Mega-D, Srizbi, Pushdo, Rustock and Warezov, “have their master servers hosted at McColo.

Stewart said he has complained to McColo several times about botnets operating out of the company’s servers, and each time, he said, the company claimed it was addressing the problem. But according to Stewart, they did so by just moving the offending Web sites to a different section of their network.

“McColo runs a service that offers its clients quite a bit more protection from takedowns than the average Web host,” Stewart said. “If they get abuse complaints they will try to appease whoever is complaining, but the end result is usually they just end up moving their Internet addresses around.”

Collectively, these botnets appear to be responsible for sending roughly 75 percent of all spam each day, according to the latest stats from Marshal, a security company in the United Kingdom that tracks botnet activity.

Vincent Hanna, a researcher for the anti-spam group Spamhaus.org, said Spamhaus sees roughly 1.5 million computers infected with either Srizbi or Rustock sending spam over an average one-week timeframe.

Hanna said McColo has for years hosted botnet and other suspicious activity, and that it has a reputation as one of the most dependable players in the so-called “bulletproof hosting” business, which are Web servers that will remain online regardless of complaints.

“These are serious issues, almost all relating to the very core of spammer infrastructure,” he said.

Researchers have found that on any given day, about half of all spam sent through the top botnets are ads for male enhancement products and other knockoff designer drugs, with a fair number of the online pharmacy sites linked in spam messages that were hosted at McColo.

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission convinced a U.S. district court to seize the assets of an international spam network selling counterfeit prescription drugs, a network Spamhaus identified as the largest “spam gang” in the world. The spammers allegedly used the Mega-D botnet, which is capable of sending 10 billion e-mail messages each day.

Jart Armin, a private security researcher who documented the activity at McColo in a report published today, said McColo is currently hosting at least 40 different child pornography Web sites or sites that collect payment for the illicit content — and that traffic analysis showed that one of the sites garnered between 15,000 and 25,000 visitors each day.

Ian Amit, director of security research for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, an Israeli security intelligence firm, said cyber criminals have for many months used servers at McColo to manage Web sites that push out new versions of the “Torpig,” or “Sinowal” Trojan horse program, which is widely considered one of the stealthiest and most sophisticated families of malicious software in existence today.

In October, RSA FraudAction Research Lab learned a single cyber crime group has used the Torpig Trojan to steal more than a half million bank, credit and debit card accounts from infected PCs over the past two-and-a-half years.

Amit said he found that recent Torpig attacks were being coordinated out of a Web server in Florida, which in turn was controlled by a VPN server running at McColo. Aladdin’s findings were mirrored by those of researchers at iDefense, a security firm in Sterling, Va.

“We traced back the management connections, and found that the criminals were logged into the attack server in Florida using connections from McColo,” Amit said.

Over the past year, media attention paid to Internet service providers and hosting companies that were profiting from cyber crime activity forced two of the most notorious networks underground or off the Web entirely.

Late last year, stories published by washingtonpost.com and elsewhere about criminal activity and child pornography at the St. Petersburg based Russian Business Network (RBN) caused the hosting company’s upstream Internet providers to cease routing traffic for the company. The same thing happened in September, when upstream Internet providers pulled the plug on Northern California based Intercage following media reports about the level of cyber-crime activity emanating from its network.

But some security experts worry that if major Internet providers similarly shun McColo, it will only make the criminals and their activities harder to track and to block. Stewart, of SecureWorks, notes that in the case of the RBN, the company’s clients didn’t really go away, but instead simply dispersed their operations to less concentrated areas of the Internet.

“Everything will just be more spread out and harder to mitigate,” Stewart said. “We rather like knowing where the bad activity is coming from, so protecting our networks is easier.”

Jon Praed, founder of the Internet Law Group in Arlington, Va., and an attorney who has pursued spammers in cases filed by some of the nation’s largest ISPs, said many security companies do not want safe havens to go away because it merely forces those companies to work harder to find the cyber-crime intelligence that powers their businesses. What’s more, he said, if enough Internet providers begin severing ties with known sources of illegal activity, the cyber-criminal groups will be increasingly forced into a smaller number of areas on the Internet, ultimately increasing their costs and making them easier to isolate, identify and block.

“Good network providers are going to have to step up and separate themselves from these providers who are increasingly depedent on criminal operations,” Praed said. “The fact that McColo, a virtual den of iniquity, is able to survive into 2008 in the United States is a willful sign that we haven’t yet begun the job of driving these operations to places where we can begin to curtail their existence.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/12/AR2008111200658_pf.html

 
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Men in Black/Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim

the Jewish concept of the Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim. The lam-who what? Lamed
is the 12th Hebrew letter with the numeric equivalent of 30, vav is
the sixth Hebrew letter equating to 6 so lamed-vav is another way of
saying 36; tzaddikim are righteous men. Lamed-vav tzaddikim = 36
righteous men. Supposedly there are at least 36 righteous men in each
generation who have a special bond with Hashem (God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob) and without these lamedvavniks the existence of the earth
is threatened.

Talmud – Mas. Sanhedrin 97b

Abaye said: The world must contain not less than thirty-six
righteous men in each generation who are vouchsafed [the sight of] the
Shechinah’s* countenance, for it is written, Blessed are all they that
wait lo [for him]; the numerical value of ‘lo’ is
thirty-six…[thirty-six] refers to those who see Him through a bright
speculum**

* Shechinah roughly translated to mean “divine presence”

** Only thirty-six see Him with absolute clarity

These men are humble, nondescript persons hidden throughout the world
who are only brought to the forefront when disaster is threatening to
strike. If you were to meet one on the street you wouldn’t be able to
tell as they are concealed until the time they are needed. When danger
appears they come out of their self-imposed anonymity and with their
close bond with Hashem defeat the foe and then sink back into the sea
of humanity. Discovery of the identity of any of these righteous men
is to be kept in strictest confidence, forget that you know their secret.

The role of righteous men in Jewish thought, especially among the
Hassidim (“pious ones”), takes on messianic proportions: they are
miracle-workers, prophets, healers, etc. even going as far as the
Lubavitcher movement who in 1994 thought their deceased leader Rabbi
Menahem Schneerson had been a great tzaddik and would be resurrected
and revealed as THE Moshiach (Messiah). From this we can presume that
the Lubavitchers thought Rabbi Schneerson was one of the 36 righteous
men keeping the world from utter chaos (as opposed to an “ordinary”
tzaddik who does not have the same degree of closeness with Hashem as
the 36). Interesting to note regarding Hassidim is what the
Encyclopaedia Judaica has to say about what they wear: “Most of the
Hasidim wear a special garb, consisting of…a long black coat, and
fur hat.” I think we’ve all seen pictures of them walking around New
York in the summer heat all dressed in black, sporting long
side-curls. Are these the original Men in Black?

Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim are a group of 36 men, some dressed in black, who
appear when there is a threat to the earth, fix the problem and then
disappear. MiB have 26 men (26 letters of the alphabet), all dressed
in black, who appear when there is a threat to the earth, fix the
problem and then disappear. They neuralyze anyone who saw anything out
of the ordinary so they can’t remember what happened; the neuralyzer
is a bright flash of light that erases the memory of anyone not
wearing dark glasses.

Title: Men in Black/Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim

Men in Black/Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim

 

“We are the best kept secret in the universe. Our mission is to monitor extraterrestrial activity on earth. We are your best, last, and only line of defense. We work in secret, we exist in shadow and we dress in black.”
Will Smith, music video for the movie “Men in Black”

Will Smith is tapped as the newest member of an elite background agency that has as its sole purpose the propagation of the illusion that “what you see is what you get.” Whenever reality steps in and reveals one of the universe’s deep secrets these indistinct gentlemen show up, fix the problem, erase everyone’s memory and quietly slip back into oblivion. The Men in Black are here to make sure that the general population is kept in the dark regarding the more sinister side of life.

“There’s always an alien battle-cruiser, or a Corillian death ray, or an intergalactic plague that’s about to wipe out life on this miserable planet. The only way that these people get on with their happy lives is they DO NOT know about it.”
Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), Men In Black

Approximately 1,500 aliens are on earth at any given time, most living in Manhattan, and they come and go through the main terminal located at MiB headquarters. Their arrivals and departures are monitored through an elaborate airport-type scenario and warning bells start going off when the instances of unauthorized/increased departures of these aliens have the agents questioning what’s going on.

Agents J and K investigate and find that an angry, giant locust-like alien has landed on earth and has taken over the body of a farmer. This locust-alien is looking for a galaxy that another alien inhabiting the persona of a mild-mannered, elderly jeweler named Rosenberg has attached to the collar of his cat. After the locust-alien kills Rosenberg, who is really His Majesty of Arquillian(sp?), the chase is on to see who will figure out where he has stashed the galaxy. The MiB need to find the galaxy and return it to the Arquillians, who are threatening to annihilate earth if it is not returned within a certain time period, before the locust-alien finds it and takes off with it. Agents J and K pursue the locust-alien who has found the galaxy and retrieve it thus saving the earth.

That’s basically what the movie Men in Black is all about and you might be wondering what any of this has to do with a website that deals with Judeo-Christian themes? There are many parallels between this movie and the Jewish concept of the Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim. The lam-who what? Lamed is the 12th Hebrew letter with the numeric equivalent of 30, vav is the sixth Hebrew letter equating to 6 so lamed-vav is another way of saying 36; tzaddikim are righteous men. Lamed-vav tzaddikim = 36 righteous men. Supposedly there are at least 36 righteous men in each generation who have a special bond with Hashem (God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and without these lamedvavniks the existence of the earth is threatened.

Talmud – Mas. Sanhedrin 97bAbaye said: The world must contain not less than thirty-six righteous men in each generation who are vouchsafed [the sight of] the Shechinah’s* countenance, for it is written, Blessed are all they that wait lo [for him]; the numerical value of ‘lo’ is thirty-six…[thirty-six] refers to those who see Him through a bright speculum**

* Shechinah roughly translated to mean “divine presence”** Only thirty-six see Him with absolute clarity

These men are humble, nondescript persons hidden throughout the world who are only brought to the forefront when disaster is threatening to strike. If you were to meet one on the street you wouldn’t be able to tell as they are concealed until the time they are needed. When danger appears they come out of their self-imposed anonymity and with their close bond with Hashem defeat the foe and then sink back into the sea of humanity. Discovery of the identity of any of these righteous men is to be kept in strictest confidence, forget that you know their secret.

The role of righteous men in Jewish thought, especially among the Hassidim (“pious ones”), takes on messianic proportions: they are miracle-workers, prophets, healers, etc. even going as far as the Lubavitcher movement who in 1994 thought their deceased leader Rabbi Menahem Schneerson had been a great tzaddik and would be resurrected and revealed as THE Moshiach (Messiah). From this we can presume that the Lubavitchers thought Rabbi Schneerson was one of the 36 righteous men keeping the world from utter chaos (as opposed to an “ordinary” tzaddik who does not have the same degree of closeness with Hashem as the 36). Interesting to note regarding Hassidim is what the Encyclopaedia Judaica has to say about what they wear: “Most of the Hasidim wear a special garb, consisting of…a long black coat, and fur hat.” I think we’ve all seen pictures of them walking around New York in the summer heat all dressed in black, sporting long side-curls. Are these the original Men in Black?

Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim are a group of 36 men, some dressed in black, who appear when there is a threat to the earth, fix the problem and then disappear. MiB have 26 men (26 letters of the alphabet), all dressed in black, who appear when there is a threat to the earth, fix the problem and then disappear. They neuralyze anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary so they can’t remember what happened; the neuralyzer is a bright flash of light that erases the memory of anyone not wearing dark glasses. In Judeo-Christian thought the idea of light causing someone to forget is completely opposite to the understanding given by the light of our living, walking Torah, Jesus, but this is a minor point.

With all the parallels we see between the movie MiB and the Lamed-Vav Tzaddikim do we really believe that that is what the movie’s producers were trying to convey when they made the film? No not at all, but it is still interesting to see those parallels and watch the movie again having this knowledge and enjoying it on a completely different level than we did the first time around. Spiritually speaking we are fighting against unseen enemies all around us every day (principalities and powers) and enemies that we can see (people who have opened themselves up to be overtaken by another spirit) and without the greatest tzaddik ever, Jesus the Messiah, the world would’ve been overcome and reverted to chaos long ago. In fact, we are getting ready to test this theory of what the earth is like without the lamedvavniks when the righteous people who carry the spark of Jesus within are removed from this earth before the events of the book of Revelation take place. So, is MiB just another science-fiction movie? Hardly.

 

 

References:
Quote from the Talmud taken from the Soncino Talmud CD-Rom Edition (1995).
Ask the Rabbi, http://uahcweb.org/az/orchadash/ask_the_rabbi.html.
The Tzaddikim Who Raised Yeshua, http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/ntstudies/tzaddikim.html
Encyclopaedia Judaica, CD-Rom Edition (1997).

 

 
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