A NEW DOCUMENTARY
“There’s so many things about this that don’t add up.
We’re going to get to the bottom of this.”
March 17, 2011
The Weekly Newsletter of
The New American Dream Radio Show
“Arrrmy Training, Sir!”
“I’m a human being, goddammit, my life has value.”
— Howard Beale, “Network”
TODAY at 6:45 pm. CST
Thursday, March 17
The New American Dream
Radio Show Here Live
… also will be archived here later
A young George H.W. Bush, top, with one of his little terrorists.
Could the photo at left be the same G.H.W. Bush, outside the
School Book Depository just after the murder of John F. Kennedy?
Just asking …
He says he wasn’t there that day.
” … Finally, do you know people who consider the events
of November 22, 1963 to, in their minds, “reflect the very best of the American spirit?”
You say almost nothing, ever, about the Kennedy assassination,
even skipping over it in your own memoir, which details much more trivial events of the same year.
Why is that? And why then, in your eulogy for former President Ford,
a member of the increasingly-discredited Warren Commission, did you go out of your way to
oddly praise him for promoting the increasingly-discredited “single bullet theory?”
“After a deluded gunman assassinated President Kennedy, our nation
turned to Gerald Ford and a select handful of others to make sense of that madness.
And the conspiracy theorists can say what they will, but the Warren Commission
report will always have the final definitive say on this tragic matter.
Why? Because Jerry Ford put his name on it and Jerry Ford’s word was always good.”
Why did you, so bizarrely, smile when you uttered those words?
— Russ Baker, “Family of Secrets”
“His life is a testament that public service is a noble calling ….
his humility and his decency reflects the very best of the American spirit.”
— President Barack Obama, bestowing
Medal of Freedom Award on George H.W. Bush, Feb. 15, 2011
is what we want, what we need, what the world needs …
because without a NEW American Dream …
The World …
is so over.
6:45 p.m. Central Time
in Fort Lauderdale
You Do The Math
Reg. No. 11936-047
That was my number as a federal prisoner in the 1980s.
I had been convicted in the Omaha federal court for trespass at Offutt Air Force Base,
protesting against the United States military. I was in a downtown, high-rise federal prison in Chicago,
then spent some time in Terre Haute, an overnight at Leavenworth,
a few days in El Reno and then finished the trip with a long stretch
across west Texas to the FCI near El Paso, called La Tuna.
I guess I remember the number because we were made to recite it often.
I’m proud to be No. 11936-047.
That’s the number of votes I received in the 2000 election. I was the Iowa Democratic Party
nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.
I ran on an anti-military, anti-prison, pro-immigrant policy.
I was shunned by the Democratic Party. I drove a little maroon car all over the huge district,
knocking on doors. I lost. I’m proud of that losing number.
Once in a while at tax time I take a 1040 form and a black Magic Marker and put a big “X”
through the form and send it to the IRS with a letter saying I will not pay
for the United States military, but would love to pay for schools,
roads and things that make sense. A couple of years ago I was fined $5,000 dollars for that action.
My wife and I decided to pay the fine. I’m proud of that action, not the paying so much.
It’s not perfect. It’s something. It’s a good try. I think a good try is worth something.
There’s a better way. Maybe I’ll find it if I keep searching.
That’s the nickname my high school biology teacher
gave me because I often got zero out of whatever on my quizzes.
He called me Zero in the hall.
He was later my baseball coach. I was the catcher. We won the state championship.
We were the underdogs. We tried hard.
I didn’t feel like a zero then. I don’t now.
I never told that teacher/coach to go to hell.
I should have.
I kept my mouth shut.
That’s not always a good idea.
I don’t do that as much now.
This is for all the zero’s out there.
“After I did my big write-in campaign for Congress — as an unemployed,
unpublished ‘writer’ with a paper route — someone asked me with a smirk how many votes I got.
“I said, ‘nine — how many did you get?’ ”
Which is to say that nine is better than not trying.
You might not knock it out of the park, but you might bloop it
over the drawn-in infield, and that’s for sure worth something.
If that’s what you can do, it’s worth your whole life.
It’s worth everything.
And if you are beginning at Zero, there’s no way but up.
THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
TODAY at 6:45 pm. CST
Thursday, March 17th
With Special Guest
“I’m 54, and a native of Colorado, where I came into the
anti-nuclear movement during the 1978-79 year-long occupation of the railroad tracks leading
into the now-closed Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons factory outside of Denver.
A prior interest in prisoner advocacy combined with my awareness of imprisoned
nuclear opponents, and led to my co-founding in 1980 of the
National No Nukes Prison Support Collective,
and publication of its unique newsletter,
the Nuclear Resister. I’m married to co-editor Felice Cohen-Joppa,
and we have two grown children. We have made our home in Tucson since 1986,
where I enjoy hiking, bicycling , and gardening.
“…yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful things
and your tongue were not concocting some evil to say,
shame would not hold down your eyes
but rather you would speak about what is just”
LEIGH HERRICK is a Minneapolis poet, writer and hand drummer, whose collaborations,
poems, essays, music, and reviews have appeared in a variety of print and electronic journals, including,
most recently, Omega 7, The Jivin’ Ladybug, ditch, YGDRASIL, Jacket, and(forthcoming) Skidrow Penthouse.
Her first book of poems is slated for publication in 2011 by Howling Dog Press.
Website:www.LeighHerrick.com ; CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LeighHerrick
You can also follow her on Facebook.
To be archived some place
around here later:
Core of Corruption
“Yo Mama, Obama,” “Mossad Did 9/11,”
“Toby Keith is a No-Mind Nazi,”
“Oklahoma City Bombing Was Done by the U.S. Government,”
“The F.B.I. Murdered Children At Waco,”
“We Need Schools Not Prisons,”
“No Tax Dollars For the Military,”
“The F.B.I. Framed Leonard Peltier,”
or “Dick Cheney Killed Paul Wellstone.”
“Believe in your own senses and perceptions.
You don’t need anyone to validate your perceptions.”
— Robert Morningstar
on Jim Fetzer’s
The Real Deal
“If you care about our culture, our civilization
… and it all hinges on 9/11.
“If you want peace in the world, 9/11 is the key.”
The Disclosure Project
… and the winner is …
The Worst Press Conference Ever
After Having Just Returned
From Visiting Another Planet!!!
“I don’t think we ever landed a man on the moon.
Back in 69′ I was one of the true believers until years later my father,
a former OSS/CIA agent, told me that we had NOT.
To date, no one has ever captured a photo of Tranquility Base,
nor have any moon orbiting satellites ever photographed to resolution
any other landing sites – YET, I can go to Google Earth and view a satellite photo
of my house and see both of my cars parked in the driveway – from more than 150 miles in space.
One car is green and the other is red. But, we are yet unable to
photograph an alleged historical vehicle on the lunar surface which is three times larger than an automobile.
Then, NASA claims that laser reflector targets were placed at various
landing sites and the University of Texas regularly measures the distance to the moon in centimeters.
Yet in the same paragraph, the writer says that
the return laser signal usually amounts to only one or two photons???
Come on now….any astronomer will tell you that there are TRILLIONS
of stray photons striking the reflective telescope mirrors (Newtonian)
but somehow NASA is able to distinguish 3 or 4 of of those photons as originating from the moon?
Our government has been lying to us for decades.
Go watch the Madeline Duncan Brown (Lyndon Johnson’s mistress) interview
on Google and then tell me Oswald was a lone conspirator.
Then watch the video of Stanley Kubric’s wife regarding the lunar landing and then tell me we set foot on the moon.
I was asked to comment on my fathers’ involvement with the OSS
and the CIA as well as his telling me that the United States never made it to the moon.
My father was born in September of 1920. In order to meet girls while in high school,
he took up typing and later studied Gregg shorthand. When WWII broke out,
he volunteered for Naval Aviation and was accepted as a NAVCAD.
While on leave, he met and married my mother which put an end to his flying career.
Since my old man knew how to type and take shorthand, he was made a 3rd class Yeoman
and ordered to work at the OSS headquarters in Washington, D.C. In the span of 4 years,
he had achieved the rank of Yeoman Chief and worked directly under General William Donovan.
Because of our German surname, my father was primarily concerned with OSS operations in the Pacific.
He also had the coveted ‘Q’ security clearance.
After the war, he worked as an exeuctive assistant to the operating
vice president of the Cincinnati, Burlington & Quincy railroad – now known as the Burlington.
The then new CIA needed someone for work in the aerospace industry which was in its’ infancy back in the 1950’s.
He was sent to work at North American Aviation (NAA). In fact, my fathers’ pilots
who cheauffered him from time to time between the Downey and Inglewood manufacturing plants
in a Navion private airplane were famous test pilots Maj. George S. Welch and Bob Hoover.
My father sat in on highly classified meetings between NAA the US military (USN & USAF).
His job was to take the official minutes of the meetings in shorthand and later type them for
dissemination to those on the official “need to know” routing list. At that time, my father
had a higher security clearance than J. Lee Atwood and ‘Dutch’ Kindleberger who were the two top NAA corporate executives.
After Kindleberger retired, Atwood later went on to head Rockwell.
History does not realize what a talented engineer/businessman this individual was.
Rockwell Corp., designed and built the Saturn V rocket engines as well as several spacecraft.
My father left NAA in the early 60’s for a career in the machine tool sales business. Aerospace was very hot at that time and machinery of any kind was in high demand. There was much money to be made.
In the mid-70’s, my Dad came down with lymphatic cancer. I would go over to his house on Saturdays, have a few beers and shoot the breeze with him. We talked about everything. Up to that time, he was a very secretive person. I knew that he had been involved in some real ‘out of the box’ projects but was reluctant to talk about them.
At one of our Saturday ‘benders’ he began talking about an alternate plan that OSS had developed had the Hiroshima uranium and Nagasaki plutonium bombs failed to explode. He never went into great detail but did relay that the OSS had set up an operation on one of the Pacific islands where they had movie prop people building three Chinese-looking junks complete with mannequin crewmen and huge Packard torpedoes. He said that they were going to sail the junks into Tokyo harbor, release the slow moving torpedoes and somehow guide them via TV signal into a honeycomb of caverns underneath Tokyo. All three torpedoes were to go into these caverns and tunnels as far as possible and would detonate simultaneously to create a huge shockwave under the city and bring about a massive earthquake. I was told that each torpedo had 40,000 lbs., of high explosives. But, the atom bombs worked after all.
A few months prior to his death, we were once again spending Saturday afternoons together sippin’ the suds and shootin’ the breeze. The subject of men landing on the moon came up and and he said to me, “I’m going to tell you something….we NEVER set foot on the moon.” He went on to say that it was all a big show. He also told me that the movie Capricorn I would blow the lid off of the US space program.
Ever since that movie aired, more and more people are questioning whether or not we made it to the moon.
In the 1990’s, I met the head of the Russian Yakovlev Aircraft Design Bureau from Orenburg, Russia. The meeting occurred at Kelly Space Technologies in San Bernardino, California. Sergei (as he requested I refer to him) was a very old man and we were both pencil and paper designers. We sat and talked for several hours at great length. I told Sergei that we were both at opposite ends of the pole so to speak. He had worked under the thumb of the KGB and my father had been with the OSS and later the CIA. I told him what my father told me about the so-called lunar landings and asked if he thought we “made it” to the moon.
He looked me straight in the eye and very gently, very slowly, without saying a word, moved his head in the negative.
I didn’t pursue the matter any further, fully believing the subject was extremely uncomfortable for Sergei.
So, there you have it. My words are predicated on what my father,
a former OSS/CIA agent, and a top Russian aerospace engineer
told me in very few words and with the nod of a head.
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