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Peter McKenna

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  1. Attributing a Machiavellian mindset to the CT's may be giving them a tad too much credit. Based upon the absolutely impermeable thinking and lack of any semblance of an open minded attitude suggests a very low order of magnitude on the darwin hierarchy of intelligence. Of course these are the very qualities they wish to assign to skeptics of their BS. There are even some who think that Conspiracy theorists are so unintelligent (i.e. dumb) they are agents for the anti-conspiracy lobby (that is they are Conspiracy's worst representatives, since they can't postulate a simple coherent argumen
  2. Um, .... The reviewer, then, has quite missed the point, LOL. The point is that the lunatic fringe, from both sides of the aisle, and including the paranoid CT'ists, are hijacking the democratic process. You might try reading it or at least glance at the sections visible at Amazon. Your reviewer attempted to hijack the book review to wax about his left wing POV. That's just another example of a fringe element stealing soap box exposure to trumpet his own marginal points.. "a war between .... truth and lies,... Good and Evil"? Just more paranoia. Duane, you are getting into the swing of th
  3. A good read about the proliferation of the fringe elements in the United States. The world wide web has provided a platform for every iteration of hate, fear, paranoia, and ridiculously contrived theories of how "They" are doing "It" to "Us": http://www.amazon.com/Wingnuts-Lunatic-Fringe-Hijacking-America/dp/0984295119 "What is a wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum. they are the professional partisans and unhinged activists, the hard-core haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. And they are on the rise. Pumped up by the self-segregat
  4. I just read the article Duane linked in his post, highly entertaining (sic): “Independent scientist Leuren Moret, whose 2004 landmark article in the Japan Times unmasked lies and distortions by government and company officials that led to the construction of nuclear power plants in seismically dangerous areas, has declared in an exclusive 65-minute video interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre that the “Japan earthquake and “accidents” at the Fukushima’s 6 nuclear power plant units starting March 11, 2011 are in fact deliberate acts of tectonic nuclear warfare, carried out against the populati
  5. "Of course the "Apollo 8" Earth weather pattern images match the weather patterns that same day, since the "Apollo 8" image of Earth was "borrowed" directly from the ATS3 satellite images that NASA had operating since November,1967.. That's how NASA faked their "half way to the Moon" transmission images of Earth." You may want to do a little bit more research into the ATS-3 Duane, It's in geosynchronous orbit. Not ideal for supposed faked Apollo earthrise shots. Where did this come from?
  6. Len, Looking into the University of Copenhagen; they have no enterprise or studies involving anything associated with the World Trade Center or 9/11. Apparently (from small bits of information available, much of low repute based upon the questionable veracity of the media sites queried) An associate professor named Harrit was involved with some other chemists who found materials in dust located at or near the WTC site that exhibited characteristics similar to properties of powdered iron oxide and aluminum metals, highly energetic material sometimes referred to as thermate (sic). The Articl
  7. Barium, Aluminum, Uranium? Self replicating nano-machines? Cationic Polymer fibers? WTF? First, why should we be worried baout aluminium, barium, or uranium? In their normal states they are fairly harmless. If unlicensed uranium is found in refined (e.g. U-235) form anyone involved would be answering questions under the bright lights. Second, self replicating nano-machines, otherwise known as 'Von Neumann machines' haven't been invented yet. Third, Cationic polymer fibers is another way of saying 'plastic thread with a positive charge'. This material is the stuff of sci fi novels. Peop
  8. John, Len Colby is a descendant of the notorious Oppenhiemer family. The same Oppenheimer family linked to the various European Monarchies including Britain. His father Frank Colby was employed as Science Director of RJR Reynolds tobacco company (a corporation also are linked directly to British tobacco interests), where his main job at RJR was to develop various fraudelent studies that could be used to deny the "addictive" and "lethal" effects of cigarettes. Before that his father was employed with Commercial Solvents a chemical company that supplied the British with material for bombs. Ru
  9. John, Len Colby is a descendant of the notorious Oppenhiemer family. The same Oppenheimer family linked to the various European Monarchies including Britain. His father Frank Colby was employed as Science Director of RJR Reynolds tobacco company (a corporation also are linked directly to British tobacco interests), where his main job at RJR was to develop various fraudelent studies that could be used to deny the "addictive" and "lethal" effects of cigarettes. Before that his father was employed with Commercial Solvents a chemical company that supplied the British with material for bombs. Ru
  10. Listen nut case - we'll have the 'Reverend Moon' (Larouche) himself - it's open house. It's a genuine shame that you have taken up with such a disturbingly right wing cult but so long as you are communicating with sane people you have at least half a chance - (now that's what I call a commitment to education). From now on I insist that you refer to me as 'Mr Educator.' How many ways can you think of to back out? Let's have a real debate on this issue, featuring Tony Chaitkin and his work on "euthanasia" and the "Royal Family". Lets do it just the way you have done it in the past with var
  11. John, Len Colby is a descendant of the notorious Oppenhiemer family. The same Oppenheimer family linked to the various European Monarchies including Britain. His father Frank Colby was employed as Science Director of RJR Reynolds tobacco company (a corporation also are linked directly to British tobacco interests), where his main job at RJR was to develop various fraudelent studies that could be used to deny the "addictive" and "lethal" effects of cigarettes. Before that his father was employed with Commercial Solvents a chemical company that supplied the British with material for bombs. Ru
  12. Listen nut case - we'll have the 'Reverend Moon' (Larouche) himself - it's open house. It's a genuine shame that you have taken up with such a disturbingly right wing cult but so long as you are communicating with sane people you have at least half a chance - (now that's what I call a commitment to education). From now on I insist that you refer to me as 'Mr Educator.' How many ways can you think of to back out? Let's have a real debate on this issue, featuring Tony Chaitkin and his work on "euthanasia" and the "Royal Family". Lets do it just the way you have done it in the past with var
  13. The source is contained in the by line of the news story. You might try reading a little more carefully. It will save time for both of us. When you are pasting directly from other sources please make sure you provide the link. Quite why you want to paste directly from such other sources is another matter. On your other point - You are of course quite within your rights to be fixated with this Larouche nazi character but repeating again and again the lies of your beloved leader and his assorted and bizarre right wing lickspittles about the Liverpool Pathway palliative care programme does n
  14. The genus of any antithesis is always in the genus. That is how we recognise it. For this reason I for one would be most unhappy if any of my loved ones fell into the hands of either a scientologist or a psychiatrist A member of my family suffers from severe bipolar disorder and is under the treatment of a psychiatrist for same. My understanding of the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist is that a psychiatrist is basically a psychologist with an MD. I would much prefer an AMA licensed psychiatrist for the treatment of bipolar disorder than a scientologist, who are not lic
  15. The following from an AP National Writer.... Passports issued after June 1 were required to have a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip installed. The chip, which can be activated by radio waves, can be coupled with a biometric file on an individual providing personal information that possibly could be hacked remotely. Border States appear to be implementing embedding the RFID chip in the State's Driver's licenses. The technology appears to be gaining popularity within the federal government. It is already being used outside the US. The individual can also be "tracked" using steadily
  16. One of course doesn't follow from the other. Even IF the CBS report were accurate knowing where someone was one day doesn't mean you knew where they were the next let alone years later. The report was based on the undocumented claims of an unnamed "medical worker " and unnamed "Pakistan intelligence sources" The biggest hole in Chossudovsky's speculating is that he failed to provide any evidence the Pakistan military was "America's indefectible ally". Only months before they were selling nuclear technology to North Korea and Libya, and until recently provided (or perhaps still provide) assi
  17. Mr. Goodman, Prior to and following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia was part of Georgia. Since Russia has come to realize that it will expand its power base and its wealth through exercising control of Balkan and near Asian (Caspian) oil and gas pipelines, it has been systematically destabilizing Georgia though the patronization and military occupation of South Ossetia. How would the USA be viewed if we had landed troops in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the 1970’s, offered the Irish Catholics US citizenship, then threatened Great Britain with war if they tri
  18. Peter - We seem to have cross posted. It will be interesting to see if the Russians move the estimate of civilian dead up again. The 133 figure is more inline with the estimates from Human Rights Watch. The only people still saying around 2000 civilians were killed are the Ossetian separatists who have plenty of motive to exaggerate the numbers for propaganda purposes the 2nd link was from August 9. I wonder when if ever we’re going to see a post from Paul condemning Putin the war criminal. Perhaps Georgian lives are worth less than Ossetian ones. At this point none of the sides have the
  19. NIST issues new reort- Fire took out WTC-7 By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Federal investigators said Thursday they have solved a mystery of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: the collapse of World Trade Center building 7, a source of long-running conspiracy theories. The 47-story trapezoid-shaped building sat north of the World Trade Center towers, across Vesey Street in lower Manhattan in New York. On Sept. 11, it was set on fire by falling debris from the burning towers, but skeptics long have argued that fire and debris alone should not have brought down such
  20. At this point pretty much all news services agree that Georgia initiated aggression by bombarding South Ossetia (esp. Tskhinvali). So Georgia did bomb civilians and should be censured by the UN et al. The number of killed, however, is still in contention: 133 killed: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/world/9707908.asp?scr=1 Russian news claims 2000 were killed (changed from Russian claim of 1500 killed): http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/28770 Various (and many) news services claim different numbers between 133 and 2000. Likely the number is less than 2000 but greater than 133. Al
  21. No, I didn't really mean to single them out, but Novosti has been central to Russian reporting of the Georgia crisis. Aren't they State sponsored? Novosti has been the object of propaganda claims recently in some articles from some fringe news agencies (eg EIN News). Also I tracked a recent Georgian news claim to Novosti, showing a supposed Georgian rocket attack on Ossetia. The pictures could have been pretty much from anywhere, anytime, and I held a pretty heavy amount of skepticism. There was also a special a while back on a public relation campaign for Vladimir Putin, where he spent the
  22. There seems to be a chunk of posts missing from the "The case of Len Colby" thread, from the eve of 8/15 through 8/16. Anyone know what hapened there? If this was done to remove a bunch of offensive posts, OK, but I noticed no new posts were getting listed in the thread history (which is how I see the stream of posts on my computer) starting late on 8/15 and this seemed like a glitch in the software.
  23. Death

    No Theories

    No Rationalization

    Just awe and wonder

    Once a grasshopper, twice a buffalo,

    Simple things, infinitely complex

    Countless lives from before history

    Countless more before the night is through

    Departures like fireballs from a roman candle

    Intertwining in a helical dance of convergence

    Meeting the compound of white li

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