Few Points to make
I just ate breakfast mixed berries even better blueberries blueberries blueberries Eating blueberries may help your memory, and they have high levels of compounds that help widen arteries, which helps blood to flow smoothly. Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are also low fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C. No wonder they’re linked to a lower risk of heart attack! Went for my morning run. I do 5 days a week 2 days off
Watched last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksl-u4MONls
TOO MANY BAD GUYS
Too true to be good when something is just so harsh, realistic, unpleasant and true, it can never be good in USA
TOO MANY GHOST
December 10, 2004
Death. Webb was found dead in his Carmichael home on December 10, 2004, with two gunshot wounds to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the Sacramento County coroner’s office.
The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb
In 1996, journalist Gary Webb began looking into links between Nicaragua’s drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. As a recent film shows, what he found killed him
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Gary Webb knew his story would cause a stir. The newspaper report he’d written suggested that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America was supplying the drugs responsible for blighting some of Los Angeles’s poorest neighbourhoods – and, crucially, that the CIA must have known about it.
Dark Alliance was a series written by California-based reporter Webb and published in the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. In it, he claimed the Contra rebels in Nicaragua were shipping cocaine into the US. which was then flooding Compton and South-Central Los Angeles in the mid-Eighties after being turned into crack – a relatively new and highly addictive substance sold in ‘rocks’ that could be smoked. Webb also said the CIA was aware that proceeds from the sales of those drugs were being funnelled back to help fund the Contras.
Dark Alliance has been called one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism, and was the first investigative story to “go viral”. Webb didn’t anticipate some of this, but he wasn’t prepared for the level of uproar it would cause in LA’s black communities, incredulous that their own government could in some way be responsible for the crack epidemic plaguing their homes; that it would force the US government on the PR defensive; that the mainstream press, scooped by a tiny upstart, would attack Webb rather than try to dig deeper into the scandal they uncovered; or that the fallout would eventually lead to Webb taking his own life.
The New York…Mouthpiece of ….how ..into a suicidal depression? So you were there?
‘The New York Times’ Wants Gary Webb to Stay Dead
Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.
Max Blumenthal’s Arrest Exposes the Limits of Press Freedom https://www.truthdig.com/articles/max-blumenthals-arrest-exposes-the-limits-of-press-freedom/
JOHN PILGER: Did This Happen in the Home of the Magna Carta?
In a special comment written for Consortium News, John Pilger, legendary filmmaker, journalist and friend of Assange, describes the troubling scene inside a London courtroom this week where the WikiLeaks publisher appeared in his U.S. extradition case. https://consortiumnews.com/2019/10/25/john-pilger-did-this-happen-in-the-home-of-the-magna-carta/?fbclid=IwAR3vGfF7PNpgJtUd8a6htJ3YRqRtuhtl4Vq4sIHri2HUYPQkjaVox8qpUaI
Ron Paul: ‘Breaking Washington’s Addiction to War’
Written by RPI Staff
Ralph Nader: Why Isn’t the 99% Revolting?
‘There has never been more access to food—domestic and imported—yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community college students are experiencing “food insecurity.’ https://www.truthdig.com/articles/ralph-nader-why-isnt-the-99-percent-revolting/
THE WAR ON DISSENT Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media
Readers Beware: AI Has Learned to Create Fake News Stories
Researchers warn about the risks of computer-generated articles—and release tools that ferret out fakes
Julian Assange’s Life Is at Risk, Says United Nations Expert, Condemning Detention After Exposing War Crimes
“He continues to be detained under oppressive conditions of isolation and surveillance, not justified by his detention status,” special rapporteur Nils Melzer said of Assange.
OK Objective review of accidents>>> Anti wars or Assange. Webb ..
Using the Addition Property of Equality
An important property of equations is one that states that you can add the same quantity to both sides of an equation and still maintain an equivalent equation. Sometimes people refer to this as keeping the equation “balanced”. If you think of an equation as being like a balance scale, the quantities on each side of the equation are equal, or balanced.
Let’s look at a simple numeric equation, 3 + 7 =10, to explore the idea of an equation as being balanced.
5 Stories on What Happens to Whistleblowers After They Speak Out
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Above: Mark Felt
Julia Wick is a native Angeleno who writes about literature, Los Angeles, and cities. She is currently finishing an Urban Planning degree at USC.
With Chelsea Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison and Edward Snowden’s future still uncertain, it seems a pertinent time to look at what becomes of our whistleblowers after the initial flurry of publicity fades. On the public stage and popular culture, whistleblowers are both celebrated and reviled, categorized as snitches and traitors, and heroes and martyrs. They are almost always seen as symbols, but they are also often people whose lives are shattered. The U.S. has had some version of whistleblower protection laws on the books since 1778, but whistleblowers themselves have still often faced reprisal, have been left jobless and hounded, personally attacked and professionally discredited. Here are the stories of six famous whistleblowers, and their lives long after the press has picked up and left town.
- “Anatomy of a Whistleblower,” by Laurie Abraham (Mother Jones, 2004)
Jesselyn Radack is a “Lifetime TV writer’s dream”—the mother of two young children and pregnant with her third who had privately struggled with MS since college. She was a government lawyer with the Justice Department’s ethics unit when a colleague asked her to look over the FBI’s interrogation of the John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban” captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. She spoke up about the impropriety of Lindh’s being questioned without a lawyer present, and quickly became emblematic of the Ashcroft-era treatment of whistleblowers, her life turned upside-down. And then she did the most unlikely thing of all—became an activist for whistleblowers across the nation. She is currently the National Security & Human Rights Director of the Government Accountability Project.
- “Serpico on Serpico,” by Corey Kilgannon (New York Times, January 2010)
The cinematic version of Frank Serpico’s life—Serpico, starring Al Pacino in the title role—begins with Serpico being shot in the face during an attempted drug bust and ends with closing credits saying he is “now living somewhere in Switzerland.” Kilgannon’s profile of the honest cop who exposed NYPD corruption picks up four decades later, long after Serpico’s lost years in Europe. Bearded, bitter, and in his early seventies, this Serpico lives a monastic life along the Hudson, just a few hours north of his former city. Perhaps the most poignant scene involves a rewatching of the famous film, which Serpico has never seen in its entirety, on the reporter’s laptop in a small town public library, where “the real Mr. Serpico stared out the window, unable to watch—too painful, he said.”
- “The Whistle-Blower,” by Pamela Colloff (Texas Monthly, April 2003)
Pamela Colloff’s character-driven profile of Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins is a reminder of why fans of longform journalism love Texas Monthly. This is a deftly drawn and richly layered narrative of what life is like for a whistleblower who, despite being nationally-lauded, still finds herself rejected by the high-rolling Houston society set to which she once belonged.
- “I’m the Guy They Called Deep Throat,” by John D. O’Connor (Vanity Fair July 2005)
No collection of whistleblower stories would be complete without a mention of Mark Felt, née Deep Throat, the source who leaked the details of Watergate to the Washington Post. Felt, who was ultimately responsible for the downfall of an American president, could easily be considered the ur-whistleblower of the last century. Written nearly three decades after the fact, O’Connor’s story finally exposed Felt’s identity.
- “The Secret Sharer: Is Thomas Drake an Enemy of the State?” by Jane Mayer (New Yorker, May 23, 2011)
Long before Snowden made headlines, Thomas Drake had grave doubts about the NSA’s use of domestic surveillance. Drake, then a senior executive at the NSA, to The Baltimore Sun and was ultimately indicted under the Espionage Act. Mayer uses Drake’s story as a lens to explore the larger issues of warrantless surveillance in post–9/11 America, and though the piece itself is more than two years old and dealing with a case that has now been dropped, it is still relevant, perhaps unsettlingly so.
If you do not see Webb here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_whistleblowers ask who is pulling your sting WIKIPEDIA… FOX
1997 David Shayler Axis for Peace 2005-11-18.jpg David Shayler MI5 Along with girlfriend Annie Machon, resigned from MI5 to expose alleged criminal acts by the UK Secret Services, including a failed assassination attempt on Muammar Gaddafi. Shayler also accused the Security Services of planting false stories in the press, substantiated in one example by a court.