Thursday, June 22, 2017
I posted this on Twitter early on June 22, 2017.
Yes, I am predicting a well-known researcher, author, eyewitness, or figure (a celebrity, if you will), in the UFO field, shall pass away on June 24th this year.
For those who are familiar with my writings on the "anniversary syndrome" and what I've said before about the significance of "June 24s" in the ufology community, you will not be surprised.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The London Times is receiving a considerable amount of criticism on social media for their front page story and headline on the Seven Sisters Road attack. The feedback is the Times is showing a double standard with regard to this attack against Muslims. And, indeed, that the paper is attempting to humanize the attacker, even avoiding calling him a "terrorist."
Also, it is worthy of noting that the use of that assassination-conspiracy-coverup phrase "lone nut" has returned for application here. While it is clear that "terrorists" work in networks, the media projection in merely using "lone nut" is that there is no conspiracy, no friendly network of supporters, no one else but this one individual. That is even if that isn't true. Not to mention the role of the media-driven copycat effect.
Even the Guardian front page, where they did use the word "terror" was confusing, because one wonders if the person pictured, a Muslim, is the terrorist.
The other papers, even though tabloids, have clearer headlines.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Seven Sisters in London, 1830.
One man died and 10 people were injured after a van was rammed into a crowd of worshipers on Seven Sisters Road, near a mosque in north London, in the latest terror attack to hit the UK in 2017.
Eyewitnesses reported chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded just after midnight local time, on June 19, 2017, when evening Ramadan prayers had finished.
A 48-year-old white man was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and then arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. He was yelling, "All Muslims must be killed."
The "Seven Sisters" after which the road is named were seven trees located opposite its junction with Tottenham High Road. This is made clear in the legislation authorising its construction, where the route of the road was described as running:
...from the Stamford Hill Road in the Parish of Tottenham , in the said County of Middlesex, nearly opposite to certain Trees called the Seven Sisters.
In his early seventeenth-century work, Brief Description of Tottenham, local vicar and historian William Bedwell singled out the walnut tree for particular mention. He wrote of it as a local 'arboreal wonder' which 'flourished without growing bigger'. He described it as popularly associated with the burning of an unknown Protestant. There is also speculation that the tree was ancient, possibly going back as far as Roman times, perhaps standing in a sacred grove or pagan place of worship.
The location of the seven trees can be tracked through a series of maps from 1619 on. From 1619 they are shown in a position which today corresponds with the western tip of Page Green at the junction of Broad Lane and the High Road. With urbanisation radically changing the area, the 'Seven Sisters' had been replanted by 1876, still on Page Green, but further to the east. Contemporary maps show them remaining in this new location until 1955.
The current ring of hornbeam trees was planted in 1997 in a ceremony led by five families of seven sisters.
The Seven Sisters Road is also traditionally the road between Highbury and White Hart Lane, the football grounds of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are known as the Yids, because of their supposed Jewish tendencies.
Arsenal were rumoured, and reported in the tabloid press, to have been Osama bin Laden's team during his time in England.
Arsenal purchased the ground Highbury was built on from the Church of England. The then-chairman of Arsenal, Sir Henry Norris, was also archdeacon of the Unified Grand Lodge of England.
The nearest tube station is also named "Arsenal". There is also an old film called "The Arsenal Stadium Mystery". Black and white.
Arsenal have been involved in several scandals. Norris, mentioned above, was banned from involvement in football for making illegal payments, after also allegedly conspiring to get Arsenal voted into the top flight. ~ Stephen Morgan
Meanwhile in Paris...
An armed man who deliberately rammed his car into a police van in Paris on Monday, 19 June 2017, has been taken down by officers and is dead, French authorities said.
The incident took place on the iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard in central Paris, the latest attack this year against security forces in the French capital.
Gerard Collomb, France's interior minister, told reporters the attacker's car contained weapons and explosives.
"Enough to allow him to blow up this car," Collomb said.
No police officers or passersby were wounded, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
The small white car caught on fire after the collision with the mobile police unit.
It's the fifth time in four months that security forces have been attacked in Paris.
Some unconfirmed reports note the man is a well-known figure in the right-wing.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
"Watergate," as it is called, is a grand example in the Yankee vs Cowboy theory, proposed by the late Carl Oglesby as a way to analyze all recent American political history. Watch the program and think about the parallels between then and now.
Oglesby captured the essence of his model in this opening to his introduction to the concept:
The assassination of John Kennedy and the downfall of Richard-Nixon have both been viewed as isolated moral disasters for American democracy: Kennedy's murder as a demonstration of our continuing national inability or unwillingness to cope with violence; Nixon's downfall as a demonstration of the failure of our democratic institutions to overcome the abuses of secret intelligence and electronic surveillance at the seat of national power.
But these two events represent neither isolated disasters nor a generalized failure of American institutions but something almost beyond the ability of ordinary people even to see, much less control. The two events - Dallas and Watergate - are actually concrete links in a chain of related and ominous events passing through the entire decade in which they occurred and beyond. And this chain of events itself represents only the violent eruptions of a deeper struggle of rival power elites identified here as Yankees and Cowboys.
This book proposes to show that Dallas and Watergate are intrinsically linked conspiracies in a hidden drama of coup and countercoup which represents the life of an inner oligarchic power sphere, and "invisible government," capable of any act in the pursuit of its objectives, that sets itself above the law and beyond the moral rule: a clandestine American state, perhaps an embryonic police state.... ~ Carl Oglesby, "The Yankee and Cowboy War," The Education Forum, July 4, 2017.
Watergate is in the air again because of the similarities felt by political observers and commentators between the firings of investigators looking into the actions of President Nixon and President Trump.
Let us take a trip down memory lane observing the newspaper headlines from the Watergate days and how the "headlines" in tabloids, television, and newspapers appear today regarding what's occurring in 2017. Will the current events go down in history as Russiagate, Trumpgate or some other name?
Jim Comey—and his prominence and subsequent career have been driven almost entirely by his dramatic testimony on March 15, 2007.
That hearing, purportedly into the politicization of the Justice Department and the partisan firings of U.S. attorneys by Ashcroft’s successor, Alberto Gonzales, was a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly spontaneous moment. The week before, Comey had carefully walked his former colleague Preet Bharara—then counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer—through the 2004 episode for the first time. “The hair stood up on the back of my neck, because I realized what a significant story this was, and I was sworn to secrecy and nobody knew about it,” Bharara told the New Yorker years later. The three men—Comey, Schumer and Bharara—kept quiet about the revelations in advance. “I was afraid that if the story got out of what Jim was going to say, the Bush administration would figure out a way to prevent him from testifying,” Bharara recalled later. “We needed to preserve the element of surprise.” by Garrett M. Graff, "What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey," Politico Magazine, May 18, 2017.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
June 14 is Flag Day and President Donald Trump's 71st birthday. ~ Loren
Almost immediately upon establishment of what in the future would be called "Alexandria," the town founders called the new town "Belhaven", believed to be in honor of a Scottish patriot, John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton, the Northern Neck tobacco trade being then dominated by Scots.
This surname Hodgkinson is derived from the name of an ancestor, "the son of Roger," from the nickname, Hodge, and suffix -kin = Hodgkin (v. kin, Skeat). Genitive form Hodgkins.
Bell is one of the name game names I have written about in these twilight language pages. Belleville (French: belle ville, meaning "beautiful city") is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois. Little Egypt's, southern Illinois' most populated city is currently Belleville (see The Bell Name) at 44,478. ~ Loren
The ones being shot at were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game scheduled for the next day. A shootout ensued between the gunman and two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Six people were shot: Scalise; David Bailey and Crystal Greiner, the two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise; Zack Barth, a legislative aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX); Matt Mika, a lobbyist; and the gunman, who later died from his injuries. Williams was also reportedly injured during the attack but was not shot. Authorities have not commented on the gunman's motivation.
Stephen Joseph Scalise, born October 6, 1965. Scalise is a Masonic Brother of the Acacia Fraternity Masonic Lodge.
The social media account of the shooter contained this cartoon of Scalise.
Scalise is the first sitting member of Congress to be shot since Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.
The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, where 20 to 25 Republican congressmen gathered to practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, which was to be held the next day, on June 15. The bipartisan game is held annually at the Nationals Park and is a charity event. Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Chuck Fleischmann, Representative Ron DeSantis, Representative Mo Brooks, Representative Brad Wenstrup, and Representative Jeff Duncan were among those at the practice. According to Representative DeSantis, a man asked him whether Republicans or Democrats were on the field as he was walking to his car, although he is not sure whether the man asking was the perpetrator.
Found some bizarre dot connections to the events in DC this morning for you, the media keeps referencing that baseball field as the HS field from the REMEMBER THE TITANS movie with actors D washington and WILL PATTON who as we know had major screen time in the MOTHMAN movie of 2001, also I saw on the sat image map the street of MASON in alexandria va runs right into the 3rd base bag on that same field, also a very nearby side steet called MT VERNON is also a major street in PP WV , lastly that baseball field is part of SIMPSON park in va, jeff wamsleys sister is married to a mike simpson and that is now her married suffix name...also the passing of BATMAN (mothman villain) was only 2 days ago ~ Todd W (sends in his insights)
The Capitol Police were present at the practice to protect Scalise. Because of his leadership position, he has a security detail assigned to protect him.
The team started playing a practice game around 7 a.m. Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois was at bat when the shooting started. According to reports, the shooter opened fire from behind the dugout. Witnesses said the shooter was armed with a semi-automatic rifle. A gunfight followed between the Capitol Police and the shooter, and 50 to 100 shots were fired.
The Alexandria Police received a 911 call of shots fired at 7:09 a.m. Two police officers arrived within three minutes and also engaged the shooter. The shootout lasted about 10 minutes until the shooter was shot by a Capitol Police officer. Scalise, who was playing second base, was shot in the hip; while the shooting was still going on, Rep. Mo Brooks tried to stop Scalise's bleeding using his belt as a tourniquet. Representative Brad Wenstrup, who is a podiatrist and combat surgeon, also helped Scalise.
Several witnesses stated that their lives were saved by the presence of the Capitol Police, who were there because of Scalise's position as the majority whip. The Capitol Police were able to immediately engage the shooter and keep him pinned down, preventing him from continuing to fire on all the unarmed baseball players. Rep. Davis said later, "If they hadn't been there, this would have been a massacre."
Scalise was shot in the hip and was evacuated by medical helicopter to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery. He was reported to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. David Bailey and Krystal Griner, the two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise, were shot and wounded. Zack Barth, a legislative aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), and Matt Mika, a lobbyist, were also shot and wounded. Mika's injuries were the most serious, according to Sen. Jeff Flake. Williams himself was not shot, but was lifted from the area on a stretcher after injuring himself while jumping into the dugout during the attack. Williams identified his aide as legal correspondent Zack Barth and stated that Barth is expected to make a full recovery.
The shooter was severely injured and transported to George Washington University Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Alexandria police initially said they had one person in custody following the shooting who was described as a white male. Police later identified the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business that had an expired license. He was charged in 2006 in Illinois with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle; the charges were dismissed. Hodgkinson had campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 United States Presidential election, and has been described as a "passionate progressive," by a man he worked with. The Daily Beast reported that Hodgkinson belonged to a Facebook club called "Terminate the Republican Party". On May 22, 2017, he wrote “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” above his repost of a Change.org petition demanding "the legal removal" of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for "treason."
The FBI stated that they would be taking over the investigation. During a press conference, an FBI spokesperson stated it is too early in the investigation to determine the shooter's motive.
Also on this date, there was a workplace shooting in San Francisco, California, at a UPS facility, after the Congressional shooting. This is a rare same-day copycat event.
A UPS employee opened fire in a San Francisco package delivery facility in a shooting spree that left four dead, including the gunman, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, police and the company said.
The gunman barged into the facility near 17th and Vermont streets around 9 a.m. local time and began shooting, San Francisco police confirmed to Fox News. The building is located in the Potrero Hill, which is about 2 1/2 miles from downtown San Francisco.
Two other people remain hospitalized. The gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, police said. Others say the shooter is still alive.