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Andrew Prutsok

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  1. Levity aside, that's as powerful as anything else.
  2. "I study UFOs – and I don’t believe the alien hype. Here’s why..." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/11/i-study-ufos-and-i-dont-believe-the-alien-hype-heres-why?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=edit_2221&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1623413176
  3. Spent some time down in our paper's basement yesterday reading 1963 coverage of the assassination. Noticed this in a Monday, Nov. 26 AP article headlined: There was little abut Lee Oswald to warn world that he was coming": ...(Michael) Paine said Oswald talked Marxism, Marxism, Marxism. "Oswald refused to eschew violence as a method for achieving desired ends." Tried to post a photo of it but I can't get the file to be small enough.
  4. Haven't been paying a lot of attention to this thread but heard someone suggest that the military may just be teasing us with UFO stuff to divert attention from Oliver Stone's new work. "Hey, look at this shiny thing over here instead!"
  5. I remember now why I rejected the album. I was a 17-year-old college freshman when it was released in 1979. I had been a huge fan since my brother brought Blood on the Tracks home from college when I was 13. I liked the subsequent "Desire" and "Street Legal" as well, which were generally panned by critics. My junior/senior year in high school in 1978, a bunch of my partying buddies came under the influence of a charismatic young Baptist preacher that came to our town and got saved, started having prayer meetings at school, etc., and we drifted apart. It just pissed me off to see Dylan go there, too, and I refused to have anything to do with it.
  6. Just read your Dylan connection piece and enjoyed it. A few pages back I mentioned, sadly, that the one time I saw him was during the Slow Train Coming Tour and he didn't play a single old song. Your response -- "lucky you" -- puzzled me until now. Maybe I'll give it another listen, too.
  7. Neither really here nor there, just kind of interesting to me at least, as an admirer of Lisa Pease's work on the JFK and RFK assassination, but I stumbled recently on a 2003 Google Groups thread in which Pease was apparently spreading rumors that "aging actresses" Merle Oberon and Jean Seberg were sleeping with members of the Black Panthers in about 1970. I'm a bit of classic film buff as well and had never seen or heard anything about Merle Oberon engaging in this activity and searched for anything corroborating it and came up completely empty...not even a mention. Oberon would have been in her late 50s at the time. The Seberg allegations were even more troubling. Seberg, whom Pease described as "aging" at 32, did certainly donate to the Panthers and other left wing causes, which prompted the FBI (COINTELPRO) to begin a smear campaign against her in which it was alleged that she was carrying the baby of a member of the Black Panthers. Seberg went into labor and delivered a 4-lb baby girl prematurely. The child died a couple days later. She had her an open casket funeral to show the baby was white. This is from Wikipedia about it: The FBI operation against Seberg, directly overseen by J. Edgar Hoover, used COINTELPRO program techniques to harass, intimidate, defame, and discredit her.[8][9] The FBI's stated goal was an unspecified "neutralization" of Seberg with a subsidiary objective to "cause her embarrassment and serve to cheapen her image with the public", while taking the "usual precautions to avoid identification of the Bureau".[34] FBI strategy and modalities can be found in FBI inter-office memos.[35] The smear campaign continued involving in-person surveillance and wire taps, resulting in her being effectively black listed by Hollywood. Apparently it continued right up to the time of her suicide in 1979, and no doubt contributed to it. I just find it odd that a noted, respected researcher would air these thinly-sourced sensational rumors on a public forum without offering a shred of evidence of their veracity, other than it was something some woman told her. If this is not the same Lisa Pease, then I apologize for bringing it up. If it is, then I'll look a little more skeptically on her work moving forward. https://groups.google.com/g/alt.gossip.celebrities/c/Sd0yvcmdXQ4?pli=1
  8. Isn't the Navalny character an actual poopoo (as opossed to essentially being one) who probably deserves what he gets?
  9. I was being facetious. Who knows, let alone is friends with, 5 pedophiles?
  10. I don't think you should be making judgements about people based on their associations. The recent President of the United States is good friends with at least five known pedophiles. That does not make him a pedophile. Hell, I bet lots of people count five pedophiles among their closest associates.
  11. You appear to believe Oswald was "impersonated, ad hoc, in Mexico City and perhaps Dallas," but suggesting any other impersonation/operation is nuts? How's that follow, exactly?
  12. Criterion's website just posted this article about Michael Small, who composed the score of the Parallax View. https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/preview/7301/95ddb6c8-d81c-44e3-ad26-dcfc61059831
  13. And she was only 4 years older than Harvey and played his mother.
  14. Prior to the Georgia runoff they (Democrats, including Joe Biden) promised people $2,000 checks if they won. That's why they won. Here it is two months later and nothing and Biden keeps trying to whittle it down and the Senate keeps delaying. Do you think people aren't going to remember this in the midterms? And most developed countries in the world have been taking better care of their people through this than the U.S. Yes, I want a more progressive agenda/society and I knew Joe Biden wasn't going to deliver that. I still prefer him to Trump but that doesn't mean he gets a free pass for this, bombing Syria, shitting all over student debt relief, recognizing the coup leader in Venezuela...lots there to criticize.
  15. I heard someone say Biden should appoint Hillary in an acting role to every cabinet position Republicans refuse to approve.
  16. I stand corrected. Apparently they didn't fight for either.
  17. Looks like Biden is willing to dump all of his political capital on Tanden; none on $15 minimum wage.
  18. There must be something he can do, else he would have slinked out of town like the rest of them.
  19. This graph could have applied as easily to a more recent occupier of the oval office: Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism -- which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen. He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful.
  20. About once a year something (like this thread) prompts me to go back and read the Nixon obituary Thompson wrote to remind me how powerful journalism can be when done right. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/07/he-was-a-crook/308699/
  21. He's not an "Antifa guy." He was posing as one as Max Blumenthal exposed here: https://thegrayzone.com/2021/01/12/chaos-agent-right-wing-us-capitol-riot-black-lives-matter/
  22. 50 cents to send a letter across the country never ceases to amaze me.
  23. I read a thread on Twitter yesterday about how none of the leaders have been arrested -- Alexander, Baked Alaska, others. They hinted they are being protected by feds because the feds are all in on the fascist coup-ie stuff.
  24. No. So few people I guess it doesn’t put too much stress on it.
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