Among the oddities uncovered a well-known researcher was that Charles Lindbergh, who probably faked a transatlantic flight and endured a fake kidnapping that saw a fake-innocent perpetrator fake imprisoned, and who like Neil Armstrong became somewhat of a recluse after his fake accomplishments, was the son of Carl Månsson, who changed the family name to Lindbergh after arrival in the United States from Sweden. Otherwise, we would remember him today as Charles Månsson.
But there is only room in our fake history books for one Charles Manson.
Continue reading “Charles Milles Manson, 1934-2017”
The royal Chinese courts allowed parallel histories to co-exist. There was an official history issued by the Emperor which was used to determine the value of this and that (laws and customs) by controlling the nomenclature, and a wild history: a mélange of rumors, superstitions and bald faced lies told with real brio that resonated with the peasants, allowing them head space to dream rather than act out.
The following is neither- It is opinion based on contempt for institutions that used to have my admiration. This is me acting out… based on highly suspect information sources, of course. Take any of it with a sea’s worth of salt- Continue reading “Two Arrests- No Crimes Committed”
I don’t know if it is deliberate but Bill Belichick’s demeanor and dress remind me of the Emperor from Star Wars. It could be he is aware of this and likes such a negative image. It could be that the league promotes this image. Having an “Evil Empire” team is good for business. Baseball has done it with the Yankees for decades. It drives up ratings and attendance, as people want to see insult inflicted on teams that consistently win while theirs loses.
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” Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,’ I says, ‘but don’t insult me poor bleedin’ country.” Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990)
With all the recent focus on peerage and landed gentry of the United States, and linkages back to distinguished, royal families of Great Britain, it seems to me that it all comes down to blood.
But how much do we understand about the blood in our own bodies? For example, which organ of the human body is most responsible for controlling blood pressure? Most people, when asked, simply do not know. Not surprisingly, this important fact is not part of most public-education curriculum. Continue reading “Bloody good blood.”
Just for benefit of old-timers, here are the details of our new blog format. We currently have four writers, and their work can now be accessed directly by clicking on the links either at the top of this page, or at the left side.
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I am grateful to JC, an infrequent commenter (and severe critic), for finding the original of this blog post in the Wayback Machine. I originally published in on 4/13/17, and then like all blog material, it faded into obscurity. I was working on a piece on John Brown, the Civil War agent provocateur, and noticed that part of his public stage play was a hostage event. One of the hostages was Lewis Washington, George’s g-grand-nephew. That does not happen, of course – bloodliners are not taken hostage, not for real. But they do occasionally allow their names to be used in fake events, as with Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Patty Hearst. So too must have Lewis allowed his name to be used.
Continue reading “The Magic Bulldozer”
Now that the blog is a diversified format, now that the other writers can be front and center, I want to do something I have long wanted to do … something off-topic. It is not about politics or public hoaxes. It is about a person I think of as a friend, no, not a friend, but the love of my life. Her name is Karla.
Continue reading “My friend Karla”