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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bowling for Geronimo REVISITED

"America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil. Before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting."

---William S. Burroughs

In December of 2007, I was looking into some of the connections between some Fall rituals...Thanksgiving, Football and ultimately traditional Holiday Bowl games. They can be found here, here, here and here. Part of the inspiration for these writings at the time had to do with the Geronimo legend, his missing skull, and claims that it was long ago stolen and has been residing at "The Tomb" with the Order of the Skull & Bones at Yale University ever since. This story has now resurfaced, as ancestors of Geronimo are suing Yale and The United States Government.

Descendants of Geronimo, who died in a prison at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 100 years ago yesterday, filed suit in federal court in Washington, seeking the return of his remains from Fort Sill, Yale and “wherever else they may be found.”

In 1918 or 1919, a group of Yale University students including Skull & Bones member Prescott Bush, father of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and grandfather of former President George W. Bush, may have opened the tomb in Fort Sill, removed Geronimo’s skull, some bones and related burial items and took them to Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, according to the complaint.

In an interesting side note from the same Bloomberg news article:

Yale agreed in 2007 to return to the government of Peru some of the artifacts archeologist and Professor Hiram Bingham excavated from Machu Picchu almost a century ago. Peru had threatened to sue Yale for the 300 museum-quality pieces, consisting of skeletons, ceramic pots and jewelry, dug up from the Incan city in the Andes between 1911 and 1916. [Yale interested in a HIRAM??? Go figure...]

In retrospect, should we be at all surprised about the increasing number of shocking decapitations happening all over the the time, I was also writing about Skulls making high profile appearances as Art and Fashion statements...perhaps all brought on by the hype surrounding the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel...but we've also seen a new golden age of piracy since then as well...It's not just the "Dark Knight" at work. Think about it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ring of Fire...

More out of control Fire along the Pacific Rim aka The Ring of Fire. For a FULL recap head on over to Loren Coleman's Copycat Effect here!

SEOUL, South Korea — Four people were killed and about 70 others injured after a fire set as part of a traditional South Korean festival spread out of control, police said Tuesday.

The accident happened when organizers set fire to reed-like plants at the top of Hwawang mountain in southeastern South Korea on Monday night as part of the full moon festival, said Park Joong-soo, an officer at Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency.

The blaze, fanned by sudden winds, spread over firebreaks, forcing spectators to flee. Four of them, who were on top of a large rock to get a better view of the festival, fell about 10 yards to their deaths while trying to dodge the fire, according to Park.

He said the fire left about 70 others injured, with four or five suffering serious burns.

Park said there were about 15,000 spectators at the scene.

It is a South Korean tradition to set fire to grass along rice fields on the night of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year in the belief that it helps bring good harvests and drives out evil spirits, though it is no longer widely practiced.

This year's first full moon on the lunar calendar fell on Monday. South Koreans celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year on Jan. 26.

The county government in Changnyeong, about 162 miles southeast of Seoul, has organized the fire festival about once every two years since 1995.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Never forget the 5th of December

The Chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board was seriously injured this morning when his Lexus Hybrid exploded outside of his home in West Memphis, Arkansas. According to the ATF, a bomb was responsible for the explosion. Dr. Trent P. Pierce was airlifted to Regional Medical Center just across the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn. (TWIN)

No motive or suspects currently has been noted in preliminary reports that Dr. Pierce doesn't cast votes at Medical Board proceedings, thus ruling out any direct connections to his position with the Medical Board. According to the Arkansas Medical Board website, the next meeting of the Board was to take place Feb. 5th-6th...I have to wonder what might have taken place over these two days?

However...Consider my recent exploration of the Murder of former Arkansas TV- anchorwoman Anne Pressley, and her direct and potentially ominous connection to former Vice-President Dick Cheney.

During Miss Pressley's struggle to survive her fatal injuries, six St. Vincent's Hospital staffers (Dr.'s are NOT considered staff at St. Vincent's) illegally accessed her private medical data prior to her death. The active CEO of St. Vincent's Health Systems of Arkansas is one Peter Banko, whom, incidentally also happened to oversee the same hospital that Dick Cheney hunting "victim" Harry Whittington was admitted to in Texas back in 2006. Under Banko's watch, Mr. Whittington's medical files were also inappropriately viewed by hospital staff.

Banko was the vice president of a Texas hospital system in 2006 when Vice President Dick Cheney shot and wounded a friend while hunting in the state — a friend who went to one of Banko’s hospitals for treatment.

“The same thing happened in that instance,” Banko said. “People got curious and accessed things they shouldn't have accessed. And we did the same thing then: We terminated them.”

Violations of the act, however, rarely result in federal criminal charges. Criminal penalties range from a $ 50, 000 fine and one year in prison to a fine of $ 250, 000 and a prison sentence of 10 years.

Most complaints about violations of the law go the Office of Civil Rights within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, which can investigate them and slap health-care providers with administrative sanctions. [Oddly, Tom Daschle's appointment to head of the HHS was toppled just yesterday]

According to James Hodge, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland,“But then you still have to wonder,” he said, “why is there not more limited access to those records — especially with a prominent individual when you could really expect an unauthorized person would get overly curious ? Why does the hospital allow any employee access to records they do not need to see ?”

Mr. Cheney's past escapades have raised the ire of both animal activists and political watchdog groups. In December, 2003, he visited a game farm in Pennsylvania. When gamekeepers released 500 pen-reared pheasants, he shot 70 and ordered them plucked and vacuum-packed. The Humane Society of the United States exposed Mr. Cheney's "canned hunt."

Another trip a few week later raised allegations of conflict of interest. In early 2004, it was revealed Mr. Cheney had gone on a duck hunt in southern Louisiana with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an old friend. The trip took place in January, 2004, three weeks after the high court agreed to hear a controversial case involving the Vice-President.

On the scene in Memphis, police Chief Robert Paudert stated that Pierce may be transferred to a burn center in Ohio. Officials said he was in critical condition.

"It's a terrorist attack on Dr. Pierce," Paudert said. "We just don't know why someone would do this... We're going to find out."

Former V.P. Cheney hauntingly echoed similar words today in his first interview since being replaced late last month by Joseph Biden. Cheney in comments made to suggested that the policies of Barack Obama could/and or would directly lead to new "terror" attacks on U.S. soil.

Obviously, I have NO idea if the bomb planted in Dr. Pierce's Lexus comes as an indirect result of his proximity to the current case of Curtis Lavelle Vance (who has plead not guilty), the lone suspect in the rape, robbery and murder of Anne Pressley. All I do know is that a perfect conspiracy only works with proper patsies, people on the inside willing to look the other way at the right moment, and as much separation as possible from the actual crime to the true culprit.

The only other Internet chatter on the Pressley case involves White Supremacist Organizations web-based forums, which I will not dignify posting here. It is also interesting to note that in my earlier postings on this case, I specifically pointed out the strong connections to such groups, which was very much in the air at the time.

I'm just sayin....