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HOW the NeoCons Stole Freedom

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Updated: 2018-03-13T07:51:50.230-04:00


Sex, Lies, and the Tape. The John Fund Story


Note:  Story has some inaccuracies.  The notes in italics are mine, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster.  The author, John Connolly, has since moved on and written a book  Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy - The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein Oct 10, 2016  by James Patterson and John Connolly  I was struck at how much that story has in common with those who cooperated with John and the story eventually revealed by the article below.  Filthy Rich has been ordered and I will be reviewing here.  FLORIDA, USA, September 04 2001( By John Connolly   To Hear the Tape Go HEREWhen the stone thrower himself lives in a glass house, it is a matter of legitimate public interest.John Fund, the forty-six year old writer on the staff of the Wall Street Journals' editorial page, has staked out a position as a man of integrity. On his frequent appearances on cable and network talk shows, he espouses the position of the right-wing conservatives. He is friends with people in the Bush White House. He is a dear friend of Conservative Grover Norquist. He recently met with Vice President Cheney. During the Clinton presidency he wrote often of the terrible acts committed by Clinton against women. On his appearances on Television evangelist Pat Robertson"700 Club" show, he often condemns those who do not live up to the highest moral standards. This conservative pundit seems to be on television more often, than "I Love Lucy" reruns. Although he portrays himself as a voice of the religious right, the never married Fund has cut a wide swath of sexual relationships through-out the Libertarian and Conservative parties. He's a regular right-wing Lothario. He is also a hypocrite.There is nothing newsworthy about consensual sex between two unmarried adults, even if one of those supposed adults, acts badly. But, when a high profile public person stakes out the moral high ground, that person had better not be standing on quick sand. A few months age, Morgan Pillsbury a twenty-seven year old woman, contacted me with information about her former lover of three years, John Fund. Although, I heard stories of Fund's less than cavalier treatment of women and particularly his Clintonesque treatment of one particular woman, I did not think that information worthy of a story. Amusing gossip yes-newsworthy no. But, the story Morgan told, gave me pause. If her allegations were true, Fund's relationship with her was not only bizarre; it was treacherous and bordered on the perverse. To back up her story of the bad behavior of John Fund, she furnished me with a tape recording she made of a conversation she had with Fund. The tape and conversations with Morgan's' mother, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and others confirmed Morgan's tale.Twenty years ago, Melinda and John Fund both worked for the then fledgling Libertarian party in California. Fund was the executive director of the local party in Sacramento. Melinda: John was State Executive Director living on the floor in the office up there because there was no money to pay him.  LP fundraising has always been problematical.  I was Southern Vice Chairman living in the Los Angeles area.)  Melinda, who at the time was the mother of four children, she would have three more,... Melinda: (One more living, born in 1983, a baby died just before birth in 1989.) ...began sexual relationship with the much younger Fund. Melinda: (Actually, I was about seven years older than Fund.)  Melinda said, "John and I had a sexual relationship for four or five years. When he moved east, we remained friends. It never really ended." Melinda who is still active in the Libertarian party...  Melinda: (Wrong.  I am now a registered Republican living in California and working on issues of social justice through my nonprofit foundation, Women's Institute for Individual and Political Justice.  I am a member of the National Federation[...]

John Fund and the Brown Badge of Courage


by Melinda Pillsbury-FosterSomehow this disappeared from this site and others, for instance American Politics Journal.  Tell us why, Gene!         Cast your minds back to the primary season of 2000.  John McCain had begun a ground swell in the Granite State with a campaign that allowed American voters to contrast a real war hero who meets your eye and takes no crap from anyone with George W. Bush, the Son of Monied Oil.              McCain is not a man without faults but a lack of courage is not among them.              Senator McCain was cleaning the floor with the Bush Baby When a rumor started to float across the panorama of politics covertly maligning the former POW.              John McCain, the rumor says, has an illegitimate love child who is half black.  His campaign screeches to a halt; the rumor, coming at a critical time, causes irreparable damage to his campaign that hits him at the ballot box like a nuclear explosion.            There was no truth to the rumor.  McCain and his wife have an adopted child who is of mixed heritage but neither of them are biologically related to the child they took into their home and hearts.              Now that we know and understand the tactics employed by the NeoCons we can make some very educated judgments about where the rumor originated.  It has the marks of a Rove generated creative writing project.  The  rumor was circulated by Political Operative Prime for the Bushavicks, John Fund.  Placing such rumors is one of his most important functions for Bush and Assoc.              Just as the rumor was washing away the Senator's chances for the nomination McCain discovered the the identify of the man responsible.  At that moment in time John McCain was in New York.            Not a man to leave to others what a real man does for himself the Senator stormed into the officers of the Wall Street Journal to confront the pestilential little NeoCon prick who had demeaned his honor and his family.            John Fund, a non-veteran of anything but the war on Americans being waged so openly now by the Bush Administration showed all of the courage you could expect of someone like him.  Hearing the roars from the reception area he scampered into his office and hid under his desk.              Remember that.  This is an insight that serves to inform us of the nature of those in charge of our Nation's destiny.              John Fund, recipient of the Brown Badge of Courage awarded in the Wall Street Journal Men's Room soon after the encounter.   [...]

Your Wishes Can Change the World


This year, as we watch the world around us collapsing, we are learning that Christmas is not about money. Christmas is about loving each other, about gifts that have nothing to do with the green folding stuff, or even silver and gold. Our money is melting down into worthless goo. Stores are closing; cameras are going up at intersections across the country. This morning I received a call from a friend in Florida who argued for twenty minutes at her bank where she has done business for twenty years. The problem? They wanted to photograph her eyes biometrically. She refused, but not many are as determined as she. The things that really matter will endure. Gifts like compassion, empathy, humor, familial love and friendship, last a life time and cannot be devalued. This Christmas we need to hold on to those things. Christmas is being family. It is coming together to create communities. It is being conscious of how our actions and lives touch through time. For months, years, I have been writing about what was going to happen to our nation and to the people we love. Last year I predicted the end of the world as we know it. Every week I have hammered on the same subject and on what needs to be done so that we can change direction. I have been writing and thinking about the problems for what seems like a life time. What I write is generally politics, but this time I want you to see why I know that change is possible. I know what it is like to feel helpless and lost. Christmas is loving each other as we are loved by One Who Loves Absolutely. When you find the strength of love anything is possible. This past week I took a story I had originally written for my children and rewrote it for you. Is a story about a time when I was lost and desperate. Instead of giving up I found the Christmas that glows through the hard times, endures through hardships and seemingly insurmountable problems. The Star for Christmas was my response to circumstances beyond my control in 1979. There is always strength to sustain us, if we reach beyond ourselves to That One Who Loves Absolutely. Today, we are all reaching. When we extend ourselves we grow spiritually, finding things more wonderful than we could possibly have imagined as long as we do not give up. One of the things we will find is each other. In 1979 I experienced a time of terrible anguish but I still had small children who needed me, needed to feel the wonder of Christmas. I reached into my own past and found strength from the memories of someone who had taught me the importance of courage, of holding on to my dreams and wishes. The Star for Christmas custom began that year, drawn from the memories of wishes I had shared with James Dean. In 2001 I began writing the book explaining the custom to my children soon after Thanksgiving Day. Ayn, my youngest daughter, had asked me a question as we sat around the table after dinner. It had been a perfect holiday filled with happy memories revisited and cooperative efforts over turkey and stuffing. The year was sliding towards the upcoming holidays. We were remembering Christmas' past. Ayn asked me one of those questions that you never anticipate being asked. That question lead to many insights and eventually to their book and then to this one. The question Ayn asked was about the star in which our family had traditionally placed our wishes for the year to come on Christmas Eve. “When and where did this custom begin?” Ayn asked. She assumed it to be an old New England custom. Although I told her this was not the case it occurred to me that I had not actually explained the custom's origin to my children. I did not share my pain of 1979 with them, feeling it would be inappropriate. I promised to write the Star’s history for them. Later, as I sat down to write, I revisited my thoughts that year the custom began. Seeking the Star’s origin became a quest into the dusty reaches of my mind and heart, then, via paper trails, to m[...]

Clear & Present: SaudiGate, IsraelGate, Nixon & Reagan


     By Jane Stillwater     I've got some good news and some bad news.       The good news is that, for at least the next few months, several million Americans will live a little bit longer because they will still have affordable healthcare.  Even though it's not single-payer healthcare (which could save millions more American lives and cost billions of dollars less), it's still better than Trump-Ryan-McConnell-Don't-Care by a long shot.  But then this isn't really news at all, right?  Just the same old story of our corporate-sponsored government vs. what Jesus would have done.  Boring.  Nothing to see here, folks.  Let's move on.     The bad news is that I just got into a big fight with a friend of mine over RussiaGate.     "The Trumps should be arrested," my friend shouted at me, "for using Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election!"      "But what about the Clintons and their use of the Saudis and Israelis to influence the 2016 election?" I replied.     "But that's completely different."        Is it now?  In exactly what way?  Israelis have used the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to rule our elections with an iron hand for the past four decades, and the Saudis have used the Clinton Foundation to influence our elections by donating all kinds of $$$$ to it.  But nobody appears to be whining their little hearts out about that kind of stuff.      "Yeah, but..." countered my friend.  "Both AIPAC and the Clinton Foundation are run by Americans, not foreign nationals."  And that makes it okay?  Americans who are unregistered agents of foreign countries are supposed to declare themselves according to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Section 22 et seq.  Or perhaps these Americans are just committing treason?        Is my friend really actually trying to tell me that, "Treason is okay -- just as long as it doesn't involve Russia...."      Then I replied, "But AIPAC and Israel have tried to influence the outcome of almost every single American federal election in the past 50 years -- and in the past few decades, almost no politician has been sent to Washington without AIPAC's stamp of approval.  Just ask former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney about that one."  Not to mention Israel's grim influence in attempting to sink the USS Liberty 50 years ago today.      "But what about Barbara Lee?" answered my friend.  Geez Louise.  Bad example.  Rep. Lee is what we call a PEP -- Progressive Except for Palestine.  In America, PEPs are elected all the time.  Even Al Franken and Bernie Sanders are PEPs.  But you never ever hear of any PER (Progressive Except for Russia) getting elected.  In fact, according to spell-check, that isn't even a word.     Nobody on The Hill dares to cross Israel or the Saudis -- for fear of not getting re-elected.  And yet almost everybody on The Hill feels free to bad-mouth Russia.  I rest my case.  No, wait.  I don't rest my case either.[...]

Someone You Know Could Die


You, or someone you know, could die:Hydrofluoric Acid (HFA)What You Need to KnowBy Melinda Pillsbury-FosterAt Risk:  27,000,000 AmericansLos Angeles is not alone in facing the potential deaths of millions of residents by Hydrofluoric Acid (HFA).  In the United States, there are 19 metropolitan areas and 18 rural towns facing the same threat from 49 obsolete HFA catalyst using, gasoline-making refineries.At EcoAlert, we have produced exhaustive studies, articles, and research materials on the danger continued use of HFA presents to people and all living things.  But it has not penetrated far enough to motivate effective action.  We discussed the problem and decided to provide you with a more compelling presentation of these dangers.  There is a solution to this problem, and others. The list below provides areas in the US now in immediate danger of death and extreme maiming from the use of HFA.  Glance over the list.  You most likely either know someone, have family, or are yourself at risk.  What you are going to read is distressing.  But it is the nightmare which wakes  us up in a cold sweat nearly every night.  I have family living in harm’s way.    At Risk Metro Areas in the United States.Number of Refineries using Hydrofluoric Acid         Areas with populations between 1,000,000 and 8,000,0003   in metro Philadelphia PA and downwind Wilmington DE, and Camden NJ in kill/maim-zone 20-mile radii 3   New Orleans LA 1   Baton Rouge LA  3   Salt Lake City UT   2   Chicago IL    2   Los Angeles CA1    Twin Cities Minneapolis/St. Paul MNAreas with populations between 300,000 to 1,000,000Texas has 7 HFA refineries: 2   Corpus Christi2 Port Arthur/Galveston2    Texas City1    Pasadena (Houston metro) 1 Canton OH2 Memphis TN Major towns with populations below 300,0001 Billings MT1  Duluth/Superior MN1  Ferndale/Bellingham WA1  Ashland KY1       Ponca City OK 1       Crawford County IL   Plus 18 refineries in Rural towns facing doom or new prosperity, see column G on ARDMAC Excel spreadsheets.      On Feb. 18, 2015, an incident took place at the Torrance Refinery.  In their recent report, released last Wednesday, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said the blast, which nearly ruptured the plant’s 55,000 gallon tank of HFA, could have been prevented.  The report went on to state the release could have been catastrophic.  What could ‘catastrophic’ mean?        What you are about to read reflects the real potential for death and the impact this would have on all of us.  Watch the Video herePoisoned and Burned by Hydrofluoric AcidImpact from poisoning by the nearly 100% concentrations of HFA happens fast and is potentially lethal as a poison gas at room temperature. HFA becomes a gas at 67.1 degrees. In gaseous form, it can kill in 19 minutes.  A third of the oil companies are still using this obsolete HFA process.  They are well aware of the  hazards this presents. Instead of changing their process, all of them take have taken steps to evade the potential for liability.   They claim they do not have the funds to change to modern liquid sulfuric acid catalyst processing to make gasoline.  Liquid sulfuric acid does not become gaseous until the temperature reaches 560 degrees Fahrenheit.  This could happen during a fire, but not if the acid is just spilled.   HFA becomes a gas at 67.1 degrees Fahrenheit, room temperature.  For most of the areas listed, this means the potential for city-killing disaster is year-round.  HFA molecules heavier than air.  Released, it becomes a gas and travels along the ground, m[...]

Who Can You Trust?


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster Trusting anyone means knowing they will tell you the truth.  How many lies does it take to kill the credibility of the liar, and kill trust? One time, twice? How about three times? What about if it is a huge lie, one that costs you? What if your life, and the lives of those you love are endangered by those lies?  Read this carefully. These are direct quotes, most of them written by Exxon's own scientists. Lives depend on what happens in the next years. All of us are at risk. Instead of trusting anyone, get the facts.  Compiled by Exxon Knew TimeLine Additional sources listed on the Exxon Knew site. 1968 - Stanford Research Institute communicates to Exxon and the American Petroleum Institute, “If CO2 levels continue to rise as present rates, it is likely that noticeable increases in temperature could occur.”1977 – 1978 – Exxon's Products Research Division informs their employer, “Man has a window of five to ten years before the need for hard decisions regarding energy strategies might become critical.”1980 – Imperial Oil, Exxon's Canadian subsidiary, publishes a “Review of Environmental Protection Activities for 1978-1979,” which states, “There is no doubt that increases in fossil fuel usage.... are aggravating the potential problem of CO2 in the atmosphere.” Exxon and industry leaders are meeting regularly to discuss the problem.  1981 – Exxon knows they are causing Climate Change. They choose between responsibility and profits. Responsibility lost.  1982 – Exxon's Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Laboratory: “The consensus is that a doubling of the atmospheric CO2 from its pre-industrial value could result in an average global temperature rise of (...5.4± 1.7° F.) There is a unanimous agreement in the scientific community that a temperature increase of this magnitude would bring about significant changes in the earth's climate.”1983 - ExxonMobil slashes climate research. This is the five year limit set by Imperial Oil in its 1978 – 1979 Review.  1988 – We pass the ten year mark. Climate Change Denial is well launched.  Climate Change Denial begins, continuing until 2016.  From: Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space StudiesApril 19, 2016 – Exxon claims their statements are protected under the First Amendment.In the wake of oil spills, explosions, and more ExxonMobil left behind them a stark record of deceit along with a consistent refusal to pay for the damage being done to people and their property.  What does this tell us about Exxon, the largest oil company in the world?  They lie to us routinely even when they know our lives and property are at risk. Trust Exxon's own words, which indict them. Coming Next: Part II - Death by Profits  [...]

Three Strikes. Time for real changes, government and their sheltered corporations.


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster Southern California is in no wise prepared for a major earthquake. We should be, however. Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach, California, that the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded, and ready to roll.” He added, “a massive earthquake could strike anytime.” Thomas's comments were quoted in the Inquisitor. Strike One. Southern Californa is also unprepared for the perfect storm of brush fires which the long drought, die off of trees and vegetation, and high temperatures have delivered. Notice the news today. If you live in several parts of the southland just open your window and sniff the air. Strike Two.These are problems caused by nature. We should have been prepared for these – but we weren't. Since we pay a lot for governmental agencies at the local, county, and state levels who claim they are in charge of ensuring we are safe it is fair to say they 'did not do their job.' It is also fair to say they should held accountable for their failure to do so. If we survive we should ask this question loudly and accept no excuses. Strike Three.The third danger hanging over our heads makes these first two impinging hazards far more serious. This involves a significant lack of oversight by those same agencies and the corporations they were supposed to be watching. The corporations, the utilities and oil companies who expect prompt payment from us, had all the control necessary to prevent the present situation.   Quoted in the Times they said, ““Southern California’s smaller cities and large businesses must take the threat of a crippling earthquake far more seriously than they have been, a committee of business, public policy and utility leaders said Thursday, saying action is needed to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.””We thought the enormously expensive infrastructure of government and the utility companies were handling our safety and their own business. We were wrong.   The most revolting and telling sign is the number of utilities and government agencies lining up, joined by Disney, to recommend (Your not going to believe this) another organization be formed to look at the problem. This is like starting a committee while the ocean is coming over the deck of the Titanic. Notice the attempt to slide out of the line of fire from the public outrage which should engulf them.   Among these pampered individuals are, according to the Times article cited above, “executives for Southern California Edison, the Southern  California Gas Co., the Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo, along with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, USC, the Port of Los Angeles and the Southern California Assn. of Governments.” Mickey Mouse can be overlooked. The rest cannot. They had well paid and qualified experts on tap but nothing happened – unless you look at their end of the year bonuses and raises. These folks want to, “create a Southern California Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative, intended to highlight the unresolved earthquake risks and convince decision makers to fix them. The group issued a report with recommendations on Thursday.”“Convince decision makers?” How stupid are these people? Send them to Kern County to fight the fires there, then they will not need to be convinced.    This is a CYA moment if I have ever seen one. You have the same players who have never maintained their infrastructure lining up to justify, in advance, what is now poised to happen to people and property for which they are, by government, not held responsible when they cause a disaster. As you may know, their 'natural monopolies' are treated as an extension of government which also holds itself as not responsible for what happens to us, the people who are being [...]

Refugio Retrospective - One Year Later


Note: One year ago, through our former organization, Disaster Alert News Service (DANS), we provided modeling, analysis, correlations and background on the oil industry in the immediate aftermath of the Refugio Spill. This was our first sample of what we can do. No one else had this and both the 'environmental organizations' and the media ignored our news releases with the information.  Some used these.  No one attributed.  Being continuously ripped off by news outlets and organizations which pay large salaries to multiple employees disgusted us.  Some quit.  Dave and I kept going.  This blog went online in early 2005.  I generally stopped publishing articles here out of frustration since it seemed no one cared about what I was uncovering.  Today I stopped by and noticed large spikes in traffic even though I have published nothing here since January.  Would you like to share  why you come?  I am perplexed.  For a list of other attempts made to break through visit this page.  I think I have most of the sites on the list.  The article below was originally published on ACP Vision & Action the  article and announcement site for EcoAlert. (From DANS SHEET 1, one of two models supplied)Marplot map of Hydrogen Sulfide from the spill point appears in purple, extending to the Threat Point 2 miles downwind (blue cross) and beyond, as indicated.   This is one of the worst oil spills in Santa Barbara history. Therefore, we, now EcoAlert, prepared this review for what we knew then and what actions we recommended. This could impact some of the indictments revealed this week and perhaps expand the criminal investigation to hold all responsible parties accountable.      Shortly after the spill we asked about the locations and timelines of the 5 Plains employees who reportedly worked out of EXXONMobil’s Las Flores Canyon Facility. We recommended that each of the workers involved provide signed affidavits as to their whereabouts and actions. We emphasized that all correspondence including emails, telephone logs and faxes by the operator in the first 24 hrs. be included in the body of evidence in case criminal action is eventually pursued. We provided an article with, time linefrom the available information. This went out as a news release on July 7th.We argued that, “Plains knew the names and whereabouts of all of their employees during the first few hours of the spill incident. We further claimed that they knew the condition of their little ten miles of pipe. They surveyed it in 2012 and again in 2015, and they made numerous repairs and external inspections. We know it doesnot take months to pull up these records on a 10-mile stretch of their 18,000 mile pipeline network. So, if they failed to release this information voluntarily, they should have been subpoenaed.”        We also questioned EXXONMobil’s role in creating and responding to the pressure anomalies in the Plains Line 901 pipeline located only a short distance from their temporary storage tanks at the oil treatment center. We pointed out that Plains owned only ten miles of pipeline in the Refugio area, the rest of pipeline upstream from the spill is owned by EXXONMobil, who also controlled the offshore platforms where the oil originated.          Secondly, we criticized the function of the Unified Command in providing explanations and public relations for Plains actions which might have been criminal. We pointed this out at the time. This has been borne out by the 46 count indictment against Plains and their Environmental and Regulatory Compliance officer.         One year ago we recommended alternatives to the way spills and other sim[...]

A Real Conservative


The short article below was published in Observations from Melinda's World, a sort of journal of short pieces which appeared occasionally in the local paper in Ashtabula, Ohio, where I was marooned for a while by circumstances beyond my control.  I met many good people there - but it was never home.  A local Congressional race moved me to call all the candidates and ask them for their positions on issues which defined Conservatism in the era of Barry Goldwater, a real American hero. The only candidate who came close to Goldwater's positions was the Democrat, who positioned himself as a left-Liberal.  This is the first in a series to help all of us understand how a slow policy of repositioning can change our world and our perceptions. I was, and remain, a real Conservative, translated as Classical Liberal, Libertarian and advocate of compassion, community, and living the values of Christ, Master and Savior.I'm going to start publishing short articles on Observations about once a week.  They will also appear on Here.   Sunday, October 12, 2014 No. 95 – April 29 – Will the real Conservative Please Stand? by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster   A friend forwarded me a letter written by J. Craig Lewis urging support for Matt Lynch as the Republican candidate for the 14thCongressional District in the coming primary. Lynch is the GOP challenger David Joyce will face on May 6th. Lewis, with fevered urgings worthy of an oncoming tsunami, urged voters to act immediately. The reasons given were Obama Care and the accusation the incumbent, Joyce, is part of a cabal of “sleeper cell socialists” of Liberals. Both candidates claim to be Conservatives.Let's take a pause here to understand the word, “Conservative.' Brace yourself. Today's Republican Party is controlled by Marxists who identify themselves as 'Conservatives.' NeoConservativism was introduced to the GOP by a Trotskyite (Marxist), Irving Kristol, in the 1970s. Kristol was also a follower of Leo Strauss who taught lying is their natural right because they are 'destined to rule.' Most registered Republicans are, at present, entirely unaware of what has happened over the last 40 years.Robert Taft, Republican candidate for President from Ohio, was a Conservative. Barry Goldwater was Mr. Conservative. The present misunderstanding of the word, “Conservative,” is the result of a covert operation carried out by Rockefeller Republicans beginning in the 1950s. A real conservative follows the Constitution, keeping government local and the people in direct control. Goldwater's left copious quotes which left no doubt about what it meant to be a Conservative. Brevity is a virtue here. Gays in the Military -“You don’t need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight.” ~Barry GoldwaterA woman's right to have an abortion - “Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.”~Barry GoldwaterLegalization of marijuana - Goldwater endorsed an Arizona initiative to legalize medical marijuana.Position on damage to private property and health resulting from oil spills and fracking           - “While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment.” ~Barry GoldwaterSo, will the real Conservative please stand up? [...]

Saddam Hussein and the Offer - “Pay Me and I Will Leave”


Still Wondering Why No One Has the Facts - Why has no one has been willing to write even one article about the matter of the double teaming by the Clintons and Blumenthals, acting for the Bush Administration, to keep Saddam Hussein in Iraq during the build up to the opening of hostilities?Saddam made contact with the Bush Administration and the Clintons were given the job of persuading him there was no real danger of invasion. This took place in late October or early November, 2002.Given the timing of events having Saddam leave Iraq would have made it impossible for the Bush White House to get what they wanted. The absence of any Weapons of Mass Destruction to be documented, except those provided by George H. W. Bush, was a bullet in the brain to their plans still reverberating. What if Saddam left, a richer man ready to write his memoirs, perhaps?It was not to be tolerated. Action was taken. I suspect many other issues very much on point today when the two likely nominees for president at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, both of whom know exactly what went down.My interest in this is to clear this record and other false statements which have continued to impact me for the last 17 years.John Fund - Sex, Lies and the TapeYou may remember my name because of the Kerfuffle which took place between my daughter, Morgan Pillsbury, and John Fund, then of the Wall Street Journal. Although the story started in October of 1998 it came into public view when Morgan agreed to be interviewed by John Connolly for an article which was to appear in Talk Magazine. Fund scotched its publication. I was not consulted. Letter from Fund's attorney, John J. WalshThe article, “Sex, Lies and the Tape,”appeared on Weasel Search on September 4, 2001. It was a provocative scandal for those onlooking. Full Tape is available here.The interview was entirely Morgan's doing. I very reluctantly agreed to talk to Connolly to confirm a few points. The article was inaccurate on many specifics, these most likely arising from Morgan's lies. Morgan's history of deceptive behavior started when she was still a child, causing enormous problems for everyone in the family until one by one we stopped talking to her. I was last because I could not believe she could not change.Back to the subject, Saddam and his offer to leave Iraq, if paid.Excuse the back story here, necessary to explain how I found out what was happening.It was spring, 2002. Fund had tried to have Morgan murdered, sending someone to her apartment late at night with a key. The dead bolt was not engaged. Morgan, standing next to the door, which lead directly into the small kitchen, threw herself on the door, dropping the phone. She screeched. I was on the other end of the phone, hearing this. Gabbling into the phone, hysterical, she told me what had happened. I told her to call the doorman. A photo was caught of a burly man leaving the building. On my instructions she then called the police. They never arrived.A bolt hole was arranged for with a couple in Georgia who knew about the battering Morgan had suffered from Fund earlier. Now, what I am going to tell you was conveyed to me by Morgan. I had long since learned she could not be trusted to tell the truth. The Weaselsearch Tapecame into existence because she and I were arguing about her having had a relationship with Fund. He had denied this to me only a few months earlier. The Tape proved, on this occasion at least, Morgan was telling the truth.Not trusting someone and wanted them hurt or dead can be two very different matters.Morgan and I had been looking for someone to help with the Fund matter that spring. Morgan asserted Fund still had items belonging to her. She wanted them returned. I eventually retained an attorney for her named Gary Fish. Otherwise, Morgan handled these issues herself.Enter Sidne[...]

What is a NeoCon?


A Brief Comment -   
adjective: neoconservative; adjective: neo-conservative
  1. 1.
    “relating to or denoting a return to a modified form of a traditional viewpoint, in particular a political ideology characterized by an emphasis on free-market capitalism and an interventionist foreign policy.”
Not modified, reversed.

No one has seen a single example of a real free-market in decades. A real free-market cannot exist where it is controlled by government. Did you think, perhaps, the petroleum industry is an example of a free-market? Hardly, it is crony capitalism or geriatric mercantilism.

Another real Conservative said, “While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment.” ~Barry Goldwater

And Conservatives, traditionally, were accused of being isolationists because of their opposition to war. Taft, the most prominent Conservative before WWII, resisted voting for war and was attacked for his stance by everyone.

Oil Wars Continue - The Refugio Spill - Rex & Greg on the Beach


By Melinda Pillsbury-Foster DANS, CEORex and Greg having a confab on the Beach in Santa Barbara Let's start at the beginning.  The oil which poured out of the pipe originated from the Hondo Drilling Platform, owned by ExxonMobil.  It was transported via ExxonMobil pipes to Las Flores, an ExxonMobil Facility, and then began its transport by Plains All American Pipeline through the Plains connection to the ExxonMobil Tank. 10:45:00 AMFive Plains employees are at work in a room at ExxonMobil's Las Flores Pump Station where their company's ten miles of pipeline begins a few feet from one of two massive tanks.  A mechanical issue is reported.  The pipeline, carrying Exxon crude from Hondo, shuts down at Sisquoc Pumping Station due to unknown reasons.  At 10:47AM, approximately, Las Flores shuts down, reporting a pressure surge.  Exxon owns the three drilling platforms, Hondo, Heritage and Harmony, located in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Exxon owns the pipeline which feeds into the Las Flores  Canyon Processing Facility along with the room provided to the five Plains employees who oversee the exit of Pipe 901 from Las Flores.  The Refugio Spill will take place three miles into the 901.                                                                                ExxonMobil Infrastructure involved in the Refugio SpillThe ten miles of pipe owned by Plains on this route, known as Pipeline 901,  had been cited by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  as needing immediate repair in the Corrective Action Order issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), dated June 3, 2015.  Plains had been aware of the problems since the test was done a month earlier, two weeks before the spill took place on May 19th.    Las Flores Facility, owned by ExxonMobil.  Red Line is Pipe 901.The May 5th In-Line Inspection (ILI) revealed four areas requiring, “ immediate investigation and remediation” on Pipe 901.  Loss of original metal was reported as “54 and 74% of the original pipe wall thickness.”  Because of the corrosive nature of crude, high temperatures used for transport and weathering pipes need constant monitoring.  The Hondo Crude flowing through Pipe 901 on May 19th was heated to 126 degrees so it could be transported.  The profile for the Hondo Crude includes Sulphur 4.3 % by volume (sour oil) .  When heated, the Sulfur will be ready, if exposed to oxygen, to react, becoming Hydrogen Sulfide, a highly poisonous gas.  The Hondo Crude also contains Benzene, which also becomes gaseous when released to the air.  Both, being heavier than air, could have, absent a breeze, flowed down to the beach.   The five Plains employees controlled a valve in a small building, like a maintenance shed, a few feet inside the Exxon Facility.   Pipeline 901 crosses the manifold carrying the oil, owned by ExxonMobil.150 feet from the tank is a manifold where pipes  come together.  This is exposed.  A spur crosses the main pipeline.  The pipelines, perpendicular to the main line,  lead to  a small building about six car lengths long and 2 car lengths wide where it stops.  This is where the valve is believed to be located.   It is also the place where the Smart Pig, used to test Pipe 901 on May 5th was inserted, traveling all the way to Refugio and beyond.  The Smart Pig reported to Plains' con[...]

John Fund - Pimping the Vote


The Three Pimpeteersby Melinda Pillsbury-Foster It is ironic that John Fund claims some kind of victory by pointing out a highly marginal way of stealing a few votes via the unusual opportunity of finding unused ballots. In his recent article, James O’Keefe Strikes Again,the back slapping was thick and gleeful. James O'Keefe, again, scored a media event in these last days before the coming election. This time he was not dressed up in his pimp dudes, but he should have been.  The election would have to extraordinarily close for this kind of voter fraud to matter. Argument like these are like blaming the national debt on shop lifting by senior citizens. It happens, but it is rare. The Big Game is being run by the Number Two Man on Fund's own speed dial, Karl Rove. Stealing Elections was essential if the Number One Man on Fund's speed dial in the same period, Dick Cheney, of Halliburton, was to win and so become even richer. The three are linked by common interests as well as a solid and long term friendship. They scratch each other's backs, as the expression goes. When John beats up a woman, or otherwise misbehaves, they are there for him. Fund, having made himself a kind of a 'reputation' for pimping the idea of Voter Fraud lays it on thick and cheesy in his article. The other side, located in Colorado, make themselves look pathetic because a NeoCon had to give them this exciting idea – and these twits golly gosh, gee'd all over James O'Keefe instead of showing him the door. Franklin’s state director, Meredith Hicks, told O’Keefe that committing voter fraud using unused ballots was perfectly okay. “That’s not even lying or stealing, if someone throws out the ballot. If you want to fill it out you should do it,”she told O’Keefe on tape. Note: Cheating is always wrong. It destroys trust in the integrity of the entire electoral process and is repulsive in anyone. That said, can't you see this woman rooting round in people's trash cans looking for those ballots? How would you know when they would appear? Many of these ballots will end up in the trash, but only after election day.“Oh. Never mind, that was yesterday.” Others will be used as grocery lists, book marks, made into paper airplanes and other purposes for which they were not intended. Some will also be used for voting. Really, it makes you cringe. There is a magnitude of difference between this level of electoral dishonesty and the Big Game. That is where the real money is and this article is evidence John Fund is still Pimping for the same folks who profited by murdering a million and a half Iraqis, killing off babies doomed by the effects of DU to short and horrible lives, and other war crimes galore. Remember Bush and his administration's excitement over 'rendering' people? You can't say Fund is not consistent. So are No. One SpeedDial and No. Two SpeedDial. To get the money you have to win the election and if you are Dick Cheney or George Bush you can't win unless you cheat. Rove is not into retail, he is all about Whole Selling out America with Ballot Fraud via cool electronics. He has made millions this way. Cheney, No. Two SpeedDial, made billions. Fund and Friends are all Pimps. They should dress the role. [...]

No. 114 – September 11, 2014 – What Happened to World Peace?


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster  As the memorials for September 11, 2001 end it is time to remember the potential for peace which existed in the days following. The world grieved with us. Ordinary people around the globe reacted with outpourings of sympathy, protesting these acts of terrorism. World leaders immediately responded, condemning the murders and offering support. Among these leaders was Vladimir Putin. Russia's president urged "the entire international community should unite in the struggle against terrorism," also saying the attacks were "a blatant challenge to humanity."Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi called the attacks "horrifying" telling Muslims that "irrespective of the conflict with America it is a human duty to show sympathy with the American people." Mohammed Khatami, president of Iran, expressed, "deep regret and sympathy with the victims." Yasser Arafat, Palestinian president, denounced the attacks. Appearing stunned, he repeated how, "unbelievable" they were. Saddam Hussein expressed sympathy for those who died.North Korea also offered its sympathy to Americans.Few people demonstrated anything but sympathy for America. Prayers and vigils by people of most faiths took place as across the world tens of thousands came out to protest the attacks. So, who planned the attacks? Osama bin Laden adamantly deniedinvolvement in the 9/11 attacks in an interview by Ummat, a Pakistani daily, published in Karachi on September 28, 2001 He expressed his views on the loss of life, saying, “Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people.” Osama went on to say,“They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usamah and Taleban and then this incident happened.” Speculating who was to blame, he advised looking, “within the US system,”or for those responsible, or for persons who seeking conflict between Islam and Christianity. Finally, he suggested involvement by American intelligence agencies.  Terror, Obama said, “is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people.” According to the CIA 15 of the 19 hijackers had Saudi citizenship, 2 United Arab Emirates, 1, Egyptian and 1 Lebanese.  No plan to invade Saudi Arabia was suggested by Bush.  Afghanistan was not involved in 9/11, yet we invaded them. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein expressed his willingness to leave Iraq, if paid. But we invaded. Millions died.  These wars were policy built on lies. Find those who benefited and you have all the answers. [...]

Saddam Hussein and 9/11 The unexpected connection


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster  September 11, 2001 began as a perfect day in New York City. The first taste of autumn was in the air. It felt like a wonderful time to be alive. Then, everything changed. In those endless hours after the first plane hit, we waited to find out if those we loved had survived. People around the world were praying for us and for America. From home in California I prayed for my daughter, Morgan, who was to have been in the Twin Towers that morning. Later, I learned the trip planned for her to replace her fiance's bank card had not happened because they quarreled. After their squabble John Fund went off in a huff to his office in the Wall Street Journal. He returned late in the day, covered with white dust, accompanied by two security guards who had walked with him across the bridge to Jersey City. My relief when Morgan answered her phone brought me to tears. In the first shock and grief following 9/11 millions around the world opened their hearts to America. It seemed as if the long ached for peace, bringing humanity together, was within our grasp. The next week, touched by the memory of fear and hope I wrote this poem. First Violet SeriesNo. 20 - Crimson Blossoms Sheer and Rend  Crimson Roses rent the sky; bringing down the autumn sun.            Fracturing the pillared towers;  Sudden death writ red as flowers. My mind arrested; could not accept, the changes sudden that deformed            The world I knew was shattered there, inside an autumn newly born.                The scenes surreal, the tears, the shock; the frantic search for those we love.              Trembled tones and dust choked eyes.            The fall of towers from the sky. Deforming shock of memories, rescinding trends of history.              From grief surrendered; steel bent scope.            Was reborn an edge for hope.  Our courage spent as offered gift; lives to save mean more than risk.              A shroud of dust had cloaked the sky           A cloak of courage, death denied.  A thousand little moments bled, in mind made journey, our griefs unsaid.              As human actions moved our minds.            Ears heardechoes of the divine. Erupting roses burned our eyes, remaking worlds we will not see. Recasting all our best beliefs; replacing them with soul seared grief.  Transforming death; unbending love; our undeflected will to hope.            These the gifts that roses broughtrevealing need for truer scope. We all felt the potential for coming together, I think. But time taught us how differently a small group of people viewed 9/11.That outpouring of compassion from across the globe was transformed into the wet dream of NeoCon greed. Afghanistan was invaded. Harsh voices urged more violence based on what we now know were lies. The bipartisan trust according the White House was used with calloused disregard of the truth. Further events were manufactured to ke[...]

How the NeoCons 'Managed' Saddam Hussein


Part One of Four - And Why the Facts Matter “I'm not a journalist and the facts don't matter.” - Rayelan Allen, RMN owner and editor“All politics is personal,” or “the personal is political.” Early feminist sayingsIn November of 2002 we had been lied to about Weapons of Mass Destruction, the reason given for invading Iraq, resistance to the war was waning. Standing in the way, though this was not publicly known at the time, was Saddam Hussein, who was very willing to leave Iraq forever – if he was paid. Paying him off would have been far cheaper than the cost of the war. But it would not have accomplished the real goals. The real drive for war was oil and the dollar. The details were carried out by a group of people who had no conscience, willing to lie themselves into power and lie, cheat and steal to keep it. Together, they have changed our world, bringing us to the precipice of destruction. These are the acts of individuals who behave in exactly the same way in their personal lives. I know.The build up to war, constructed by the Bush White House, took place as events in my own life played out in shocking ways but which proved to be highly informative in a horrible way.The strategies used by those I was forced to deal with personally were the same as those used by the NeoCons who were driving us to war. At the time, I was fighting to protect my daughter, Morgan, from the consequences of her life-long bad behavior and judgment. Later, I realized this was not possible. She is a psychopath acting on the mistaken belief she can get away with anything. Harming others, or even killing them, was perfectly acceptable to her. Our internal values determine all parts of our lives and for all parts we are responsible and accountable. How many people died because of the War in Iraq and the lies told to us? At least a million and a half, though the total is probably higher. How many people misdirected their life efforts through patriotic fervor incited by people who had intentionally used the symbols and language of honor to defraud us? The number is unbearably high. How many of us have struggled to understand how this could have happened? Hold the impact of the war and how this was accomplished in mind as we consider what happened from the time this story began in 1997 until the invasion of Iraq began in the spring of 2003.The Personal I first became active in politics during the Goldwater campaign. My goal was to achieve social justice and individual empowerment. While pursing these goals I joined the Libertarian Party in 1974. I managed campaigns, ran for office, did fundraising and organized. I left when it was clear the Kochs had destroyed any potential for effective action in 1988. I studied the problem of organizations while remaining active. In 1997 I was a Regent for the National Federation of Republican Women and coping with the continuing crises generated by my husband, Craig Franklin. Not filing his taxes, when he owed nothing, was typical of Craig's irresponsible behavior. I wrote this article about what we called, “The Tax Crisis,” in 2008. You're Not Paranoid – The IRS is out to get you. After I solved the problem Craig decided to leave me and take all the money with him. Beginning in 1997 Morgan, who had committed the incredibly ugly act of working with Craig to defraud me of millions of dollars during our divorce, had, in October of 1998, started a sexual relationship with an old boy friend of mine, John Fund, then on the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal. She wanted a rich husband and decided he would do. Always ambitious, she had emerged from her [...]

Do You Remember Monica Lewinsky?


(First in a series of short articles on the events leading up to the Bush Presidency and the ascendency of corporate control of USG) by Melinda Pillsbury-FosterVanity Fair will publish an article by Monica Lewinsky in it's June issue. Ripples of commentary have already begun on the now 40 year old woman who earned a Master of Science degree in December of 2006. For the last eight years Monica has tried to keep her name out of the news. Today, she is again useful to the Clintons and their corporate sponsors. While the source of her notoriety titillated, consider why her emergence matters one way or another. It doesn't, you know. This is hype, orchestrated to impact the 2016 election. Lewinsky was persuaded to write the essay for Vanity Fair because her life has been on hold. Every job she has gotten pivoted on the events from July, 1995, when she was turning 22, to the failure to impeach Bill Clinton by Congress on February 12, 1999. The Washington Post touts her return as a positive for Hillary Clinton's run for the White House. This surge of media attention focuses on Hillary as a secondary victim. It distracts us from what should, finally, be asked about the Clintons. They did well for themselves. Today Monica is still defined by the words, “cigar,” and “blue dress.” Some of these questions are:Why was Hillary ever positioned as a victim? We learned early on she had assisted in cover-ups of Bill's womanizing from the time he entered politics. Hillary showed no concern for the damage done to the women involved. Political advantage trumped telling the truth, the impact on victims, and accountability, for Hillary. When the trial ended in Congress the Clintons were drained of money. Yet by 2004 they were doing well, entering the embrace of the 1%. The Clintons had become intimates of Bush Co., and were not speaking out against a war which had originated in another set of carefully orchestrated lies by Bush and his NeoCon cadre. What else was happening while these relationships were forming? What might we have learned if we had demanded accountability when Bush jovially looked under his desk for WMD? What if Saddam had not been hurried into the silence of death? Following the money and connections always answers questions far more revealing of secrets than are sexual dalliances. The answers are there. Don't let Monica be used as a tool of distraction. Forget those nine incidents of sexual dalliance and demand answers to real questions. [...]

Disinformation sites, the Psychopaths who Run Them, and the Big Picture. Get the Truth.


"About a third of the whole CIA budget went to media propaganda operations. ...We're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars a year just for that.....close to a billion dollars are being spent every year by the United States on secret propaganda."Testimony of William Schappin 1999, referencing revelations from the Church Committee in 1975.And disinformation sites are only one element of many being used to keep us from seeing what is really going on. Enslaving a free people is expensive. Americans, the formerly free, are paying for their own shackles even while people of undoubted courage are speaking out in attempts to get the truth to us. The good news is that the flow of truth is building market share in alternative media and impacting the MSM. Unconsciously recognizing what they are reading is not accurate, people are looking for more reliable sources. But those who run the disinformation sites and campaigns are still there. Understanding how they work has value. Understanding our mistakes makes it are less likely we will repeat them. Rumor Mill News was one of the earliest online alternative news sites. It was founded to insert disinformation and deflect positive change. The idea RMN is a disinformation site is not new. One of the oldest news sites on the Internet, it has always followed publication policies and practices which were highly unusual, set by its sole owner, and founder, Rayelan Allan, who was born Darlene Rae Smith on May 12, 1948 to a respectable but less than socially prominent family in the Central Valley of California. Comments about RMN, speculating it was a disinformation site, appear to have begun sometime after 9/11. The reasons cited include articles which tend to stifle activism and confuse issues by injecting conflicting information. The site originally became popular because its publisher claimed whistle-blowing CIA insiders were anonymously posting there without permission from their superiors. Knowing what we do today, was that possible? No. The CIA would have known the identity of those whose work was appearing. But this did make RMN a go-to site rapidly. We want to believe against the evidence all too often. In 2004 Rayelan covertly eliminated then agent Fintain Dunne who then wrote of why operatives of the NWO operate disinformation sites. “Operating the websites themselves offers the advantage of being able to highlight the tailings of rubbish and ignore the nuggets of dangerous truth. Finally, throw in a generous dash of esoteric New Age mumbo-jumbo, which muddies the waters still more; and before you know it, you can't tell the wood from the trees.Rumor Mill News used to have some outstanding wood. Now it's mostly trees.In the period immediately after 9/11, some talented researchers and journalists were posting there. Many stories broke first on RMN. I even broke some of them there myself. For independent journalists like yours truly, RMN offered the chance to bring an alternative take on world events to a large audience.” Fintan Dunnewas a respected alternative journalist and reporter. He ran a series of sites and posted on Before Its News. Rayelan gave no reasons for eliminating Dunne. She did the same to me after I published an article on PsiVampires, titled, The Matrix is Real and Already in Place. Read this and learn how to defend yourself Rayelan is a psivampire and she knows I caught on.When I arrived in Ohio one of the first things Rayelan said to me was,“Of course, you won't live long.” She said it with authority. If you examine Rayelan's life, the real one, you see people ar[...]



Over the weekend, January 25, 20114, the NY Times published an article by Sam Tanenhaus and Jim Rutenberg titled, Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance.The article is a survey kind of piece, fact light and certainly not a candidate for any prizes in investigative journalism.   Lew Rockwell, of Mises Institute and, was mentioned three times, mostly to identify him.  No link to the original article by Tanenhaus and Rutenberg was included in the response bylined and featured by Lew, titled, We Win the NY Times Prize. The response by Lew is of interest because he positions the article as an attack on himself and the Mises Institute, which it is not.  The repositioning aspect of the piece, which appears to be its primary focus, is Rand Paul who is presently testing the waters for a presidential run of his own in 2016.  The piece points to facts on the backgrounds of both Pauls, father and son, and those around them.   High up in the article Rand Paul is credited for his 13 hour fillibuster on the use of drones on American soil.  The authors then ask the valid question, having quoted Mitt Romney saying, “Senator Paul is a credible national candidate.  He has tapped into the growing sentiment that government has become too large and too intrusive.” The article then cites an email from Mr. Romney which noted the potential for attracting "votes and dollars," from his father’s supporters as them, Mr. Romney says,  "could help make him “a serious contender for the Republican nomination.”The authors then ask, how fully he (Rand) embraces some libertarian precepts.  Senator Paul attended a conference of Liberty Political Action Conference last September 19 - 22 in Chantilly, Virginia, leaving early to attend another conference, this one held at an exclusive resort on Mackinac Island, Mich., for  "Republican stalwarts."  Karl Rove was also in attendance, this being an opportunity to check out potential candidates.  It is natural that the authors would present the ideas of freedom, and the Constitution as marginal.  They work for the establishment and this is their job.  But it is time for  people of all parties to consider their options as well.  What has been accomplished with the money donated, and time spent by activists, to return America to a Constitutional Republic?  The silence is deafening and deep.  Many questions should be asked, and soon.  [...]

What Do You Do When Conspiracy Theories Are True?


We've all heard the phrase, usually uttered with a sneer of disdain or condescension, "Conspiracy Theorist."  Think again.  Andrew Kreig — a seasoned and respected attorney-journalist — has written in his new book Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters exactly what those in the conspiracy movement have so long sought. The book is a well-documented, fact-hardened compendium of events connecting the dots for conspiracy theories enthusiasts. He draws authoritative evidence drawn from right, left, and mainstream sources to create a must-read. He documents, for example, that all recent U.S. presidents after Jimmy Carter had secret CIA or FBI ties before entering politics. Also, he shows how those agencies and other high-ranking officials reaching into the White House are controlled by elite figures in the private sector. Kreig’s portrayal of President Obama expands upon previous research by author and former Navy intelligence officer Wayne Madsen, and is especially timely given public confusion over the supposed reformer Obama’s enthusiasm for surveillance and prosecuting whistleblowers on spy charges.At the concluding keynote for the recent DC 9/11 Truth conference, the activist-entertainer Dick Gregory held up a copy of Puppetry. Gregory urged everyone to read the book, and asked the author and Madsen to stand. Madsen later commented for this review, “You’ve got to read this book if you want to know who controls the leadership of our country.” Earlier in his hour long talk Gregory , who has ten children, told the audience also he hesitated to be with them because his actions could impact their careers. But, he said, people need the truth. From the right, the conservative author and political commentator Ron Winter, an acclaimed investigative reporter based in Connecticut, wrote a favorable review entitled, “What if conspiracy theories are true?” Progressive Review Publisher Sam Smith, a DC-based journalist for more than half a century until his move to Maine, describes how the JFK Assassination in 1963 prompted the establishment to cerate a way to silence independent investigations. Smith’s column “A thinker's guide to conspiracy theories stated” The term 'conspiracy theory' was invented by elite media and politicians to denigrate questions or critical presumptions about events about which important facts remain unrevealed.” Smith cautions journalists to be like homicide detectives and “remain agnostic, skeptical, and curious” about evidence. In that spirit, this book has some 350 pages of narrative spanning a century and more than 1,100 endnotes that confirm the necessarily brief mentions in the narrative itself. As you read, acts that seem like isolated events suddenly spring to life providing the “MacGuffin” plot-line for the larger story. Freed from the distorting effect of two-party politics, we see that some seemingly wild ideas are true whereas others are concoctions created by propagandists operating under the cover of routine-seeming jobs in foundations, business, academia, and the media. The corrupt process has skewed public dialog over decades, and appears to be getting much worse.Kreig, based in DC also, brings to life how CIA and other secret affiliations of the presidents and intimately related to the public policies dominating the news. By contrast, the popular focus on Obama’s birth certificate pales in significanceSimilarly, the full biographies of current presidential appointees and the[...]

Drones, and the Military-Industrial Complex


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster Drones are a weapon of war, presently being used by the U.S. Military using assertions not supported by facts. These weapons are manufactured and sold to the military by companies which own the technologies and thereby profit. The right or wrong of the war is ignored in their calculations, which focus on the profit to be made. The membership organization which lobbies for the use of drones for the corporations which comprise its membership is the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. The growth of this industry is now measured in the billions of dollars, with applications for drone usage growing out into law enforcement within the United States on a weekly basis. These are facts, supportable by contracts reflecting sales. Facts are generally inconvenient for parties attempting to 'win' the battle for public opinion. These facts are true for drone contractors today and were true of the Military Industrial Complex on January 17, 1961 when Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address, and warning about the influence of these corporations, to the American People. Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='' FRAMEBORDER='0' /> Propaganda Manufacturing opinion in Americans results in increased sales and a limiting of the options they see as possible. This is at the heart of the strategy by which the Multi-National Corporations have build their business plan from the time of World War I – present day. Propaganda had been used to influence groups and nations for as long as we have recorded history. But the practice was codified with a set of rules by Edward Bernays, a cousin of Sigmund Freud, in the 1020s. There are seven principles of propaganda, which include: Seven Main Principles Bandwagon – Follow the Crowd.Card stacking – Tell them ONLY what you want them to know.Glittering Generalities – Use words which let the listener fool themselves.Name Calling - Negative, derogatory langauge to describe the enemy in speech, images, and writing. Plain Folks – Taking on language, idioms, jokes, and accent to increase of the target audience to increase familiarity and elicit acceptance and trust. Additional Principles Assertion – Say it, and say it again with convictionLesser of Two Evils – Limit the choices to this or that, ignoring all other possibilities.Pinpointing the Enemy – Name an individual, group, or nation as the 'problem.' Ignore refuting facts. Simplification (Stereotyping) – Similar to Pinpointing. Ignore refuting facts. The opinions held by Americans are largely the product of propaganda today, though this is now changing through access to the Internet. Public Relations professionals know the public forgets about scandals, both corporate and politically, in only a few months or years. Today, major scandals of the early 90s have vanished from the collective memory. Main Stream Media  Controlling the Main Stream Media, which is owned entirely my major corporations, ensured this would remain true. America originally saw independent journalism as an essential protection for the rights of the people. Newspapers were mostly owned locally, reflecting a diversity of voices. Local 'government,' which was understood to be a service center used by the People, who together were and are the real g[...]

Stop the Drone Profiteers


We all know about the kind of threat represented by the purchase and use of drones in our communities. We also know the potential for profit with drone technology is measured in the billions of dollars. Visit this site and see how many such contractors there are today. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International shows you just how serious a threat this is to our real security and freedom. When this many corporations are lined up, hands out, to grab the largess, you know the money available is only beginning. What kind of people would, today, be ready to sell their fellow Americans down the river and into bondage so they can profit? The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International provides a list of their members, to which we linked. At Drone Free Zone we would like to google map these 'businesses,' making them visible in their communities so their fellow Americans, congregants, club members, neighbors, and family members with conscience, can let them know, face to face what they think of how drone enablers make their money. They must be stopped. We must do this in every way possible, including direct, personal, confrontation. It takes integrity to be willing to stand up for what we believe. It is not always easy. There are over 2,000 contractors and we need a team to find and catalog locations and other contact information. Additionally, we need to research the people in positions of authority within these corporations. Are they persons of rectitude? Or are they the kind of people who will do anything for the buck? We need the evidence. Please help us roll out a protest to close the doors of those who are locking down our skies and lives. We need to expose those whose lives lack integrity. The meaning of the word,·teg·ri·tyn.1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness.3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.The word has profound meaning. Many attempt to hide behind words, which is true of the man we use as an example, Dan O'Dowd, owner of Green Hills Software, Inc., a drone contractor. If a man engages in a scheme to violate the law, suborning the justice system to gain power and wealth, while destroying the lives of an entire family and putting some of them at risk of their lives, does he have any claim to 'integrity?' And what if the list of crimes the man enabled and covered for includes placing uncounted women and girls at  risk?  What if he is known to have paid off victims, or intimidated them into silence?  And if such a man hides behind the cloak of power to cover his crimes, what is he then?  And who if such a man had the audacity to name his technology, INTEGRITY? Our country, today, is waking up to question those who have been entrusted with power.  One of the first questions to be asked is what can be proven of their integrity?  Have  they honored their obligation to follow the law, used power in ways which made all of us safer, more secure in our homes and lives?  The evidence will speak for itself. Go to "Craig Franklin and Green Hills Software"Contact me through” if you can help. It will be very much appreciated. Banning the drones locally is already happening, as you see below. According to this article, “Thomas Jefferson’s Home Town First to Ban Drone Surveillance," the movement to stop drones, used domestically, is n[...]

A Guide to Obama's Sales Pitch for Corporate Profits - or ReBilking America


by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster The visual above is the short story. Barack Obama smooching Charles Koch, who with his brother, David, very much wants American taxpayers to pay for the XL Keystone pipeline, which will save them money and the trouble of redesigning their present refineries, deep in the heart of Texas. The Koch refinery is configured to take heavy crude, available only from Venezuela and Canada. And along with the distasteful issue of going hat in hand to Hugo Chavez, and paying $100 (£64) a barrel, the oil the Kochs need is available far more thriftily from Canada, selling at around $67 (£42) a barrel. Even billionaires take thrift into consideration. Getting Americans, now struggling to feed their families, to pay doubtless stuck them as a much better idea. You can't say the Brothers Koch are not consistent. I coined the name, 'Greedville,' to ID them and their many co-conspirators. Together, they have been bilking America for years and have now formed a coalition with President Obama to Rebilk America using ideas which first say light of day in the unlikely environs of Libertarianism, for which I must apologize. I tried to stop them, but what do you do with a bunch of wild-eyed Randroids, including the ever avaricious Ed Crane? Crane, and Cato Institute, eventually saw the full potential of privatization, borrowed from Reason Foundation. Privatization, the lodestone of the Obama message, should strike horror into the hearts of an American. Privatization has grown our prisons into factories intended only to produce money through incarceration, many of these for crimes which are, arguably, not crimes at all, harming no one. The same “public – private” cooperation, also known as fascism, is steadily encroaching on every part of our lives and, sadly, can be credited directly to a Libertarian. Dr. Robert Poole, who originated the idea of privatization in his 1975 book,“Cutting Back City Hall,” laid the tracks for the railroading Obama is 'fast-tracking' for the Kochs, who are large donors to Reason Foundation and actually founded Cato Institute. These supposedly Libertarian think-tanks have long since become the means of quieting objections from the 'Right' intelligent enough to understand what was actually going down. Using the fiction of 'privatization,' actually corporatization, corporations intend to own America's entire infrastructure, mining it, and us with the cost-plus contracts for 'rebilking' which helped make the Kochs billionaires in the first place. I'm sure Bob Poole did well on the deal. Bob retired to Florida where he spends his time playing with, would you believe, his model trains.  Obama's pitch for corporate welfare can usefully be considered as two parts. The cake, which are the direct largess to be handed out to the Kochtapus and friends, and the frosting of promises, including “quality day-care,” which was to sugar-coat the impending flow of funds to Greedville with promises for programs which, if precedent is to be believed, are in reality intended to put ordinary Americans under tighter control and provide earlier access to children for purposes of ensuring they emerge from 'schooling' properly propagandized. What any reasonable person would have asked is, “why not policies which return prosperity to Americans so mothers and fathers can raise their own children, instilling their own values? Since such 'policy reforms,' as changes in student lo[...]

Is Ann Coulter a Psychopath? What do YOU think?


     Ann Coulter is not generally know for her niceness.  Some believe this is a put-on, staging to sell books, but there is a darker possibility which, especially today when personality disorders are becoming more widely and deeply understood, must be considered.   Is Ann a psychopath?  Or is it all stage dressing for a career which would, otherwise, not have become so lucrative?  Throughout her career as a pundit and conservative icon, self-described polemicist and controversialist Ann Coulter has demeaned and dehumanized innocent human beings. Here is a small sampling.  Read the stories below - and take the Poll.  1.      Coulter betrayed her client, Paula Jones, preventing Jones from settling a sexual harassment case against Bill Clinton. Coulter took credit for “helping” Jones vindicate herself, but as a result, Jones’ marriage collapsed and Jones became destitute. After Jones posed for Penthouse to support her family, Coulter called her “trailer-park trash,” the very charge she was defending Jones from in the first place. – see Case Study # 1, Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory,      In the name of “helping” six-year-old Cuban refugee Elián González, Coulter attacked his father, lied about the law, and referred to Elián’s “bastardy.” – see Case Study # 4, Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory,      Coulter defamed four liberal activists who were widowed on 9/11. Coulter claimed these “McWidows” were “harpies” who were “enjoying their husbands’ deaths” – see Chapter 8, The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, Chapter 6, The Beauty of Conservatism,      Coulter defamed talk show host Donnie Deutsch, whom she said needed to become a “perfect Christian.” After offending Deutsch, Coulter’s method of damage control was to defame the victim and accuse him of setting her up. – see Chapter 17, The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, Chapter 6, The Beauty of Conservatism,      One Coulter meme is that she is a “victim” of the Left, even though she herself victimizes others. Coulter intentionally put Lydia Cornell’s life in danger by posting Cornell’s personal information on the front apge of her website, where it remained for over a year. Cornell was threatened and stalked during that time frame. – see Chapter 6, The Beauty of Conservatism, the Poll HERE.  Read Dan Borchers new book on Coulter, it is right on the mark.   [...]

The Highly Intelligent Psychopath - Achieving Deviant Goals


  by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster We are republishing the article below because one bastion of sexual predators, the Entertainment Industry, has finally been called on the carpet, thanks to the outing of Harvey Weinstein.  No industry appears to be free of the taint.  Below is a story on the software industry. Understanding how psychopaths manipulate their victims, and even work together to prey on others, is a subject, about which, the public needs to be informed. Additionally, Americans need to understand the gravest threat to our personal autonomy and freedom, highly intelligent psychopaths. While less intelligent psychopaths also exact monetary costs, more intelligent ones destroy our institutions, using these for their own ends. These are the ones who work their way up the corporate ladder and into Congress, after all. Psychopaths were estimated by neuroscientist Kent Kiehl to cost Americans 460 billion every year. The series of stories you are about to read move from the personal to the corporate and political, following the acts of individual psychopaths.This is a story using my own, real life, experiences, and those related to me by other victims. This series of articles will examine the strategies and so illustrate how psychopaths think. These stories illustrate how psychopaths operate together and how and why others tolerate what is happening, in business and personally. The first two psychopathic individuals discussed in this series are Craig Franklin and Morgan Barteaux Gell (AKA Pillsbury). In this article we focus on Franklin. I was once married to Franklin. I gave birth to Morgan, whose biological father was, I recently learned, a psychopath, when I was 18. When Morgan, then Carolyn Anne Barteaux, was born I had already left him. There is strong evidence psychopathy, or tendencies to the condition, are inheritable. This specific story chronicles sexual deviancy tolerated by a major defense contractor, now providing drone technology to our government. Most Americans are horrified by the off shore use of drones, and even more so, at the idea these will be used by law enforcement in America.We ask ourselves, how could those who provide the technologies have failed to see the use of drones as a gross violation of human decency? The short answer is they knew, quite well. The longer answer is that profits trump all other considerations all too often. The corporate toleration for shocking behavior, herein illustrated, makes their production of drone technology entirely understandable. Individuals whose standards for acceptable behavior change due to their association with psychopaths, are known as 'situational' psychopaths. The shift toward behavior which harms others in politics and business is now believed, by many, to be related to the number of highly psychopathic individuals  in these arenas. This story begins with a document, already published to the Internet, written by my youngest daughter, Ayn Pillsbury which shows the strategy laid out by a psychopath intent on gaining sexual access to little girls who viewed him as a father. Ayn's Declaration, written for the court in Santa Barbara in 1999, outlines events which took place eleven years previously when she was around twelve, in the presence of her sister Dawn, her brothers, Arthur and Justin, and her step-brother, Scott. Morgan Barteaux (AKA Pillsbury),was not present, as was usual. She wa[...]