A good number of us 9/11 truthers tend to be truthers when it comes to official Executive Branch narratives about the JFK, MLKJr., and RFK assassinations. Many are also skeptics when it comes to government / mainstream news media narratives on the subject of what is variously called the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, and, “the Covid.”*
Late this week James Howard Kunstler** sent out the second of his twice-a-week blog posts, which as usual blasts President Biden up and down. The first of several items below is about a link at the very end of the post.
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‘Big Fail’: The essay before that link is standard, readable Kunstler. For many, the rip-roaring news begins afterwords, separated by a centered asterisk. There begins a fascinating interview with the non-physician Dr. David E. Martin. I regard this as a must-listen conversation. So filled is it with authoritative-sounding assertions worth examining that I have urged Kunstler to get a transcript out so people can read it instead of or while listening to the audio. Readers clicking on “here” in this squib (the one you now are reading on a screen) will get just “Big Fail” and need to scroll down and click that “here” for themselves, perhaps after reading Kunstler’s twice-a-week post. Two pieces of common sense apply while listening: Consider the source. And, as Martin advises, follow the money.
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Daniel Ellsberg & Company: An annual event is announced, belatedly, HERE by Andrew Kreig of the Justice Integrity Project, under the headline “Whistleblower Summit This Week Highlights 50 Years of the Pentagon Papers and Investigative Journalism.” The 10-day “summit,” accessible only online because of Covid restrictions, begins tomorrow (Sunday, July 25) and includes more than 50 documentary film screenings, a number of panel discussions, and … well, you read it. Kreig’s news release includes a link to “ticket information for the sessions, which may be accessed individually (some for free) or with a full-conference pass for $150.”
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The Sermon on the Mount: One fine day Jesus got baptized by his cousin John, according to accounts in the Gospels. Not long after, he started (or ramped up) his own ministry. A week’s worth of commentaries on the best-known and most influential encapsulization of Jesus’ teachings is found HERE, courtesy of Richard Rohr and friends at and around the Center for Action and Contemplation. Today’s is found after a scroll through the links of the first six. The Sermon on the Mount is not exactly news, but some of these views about it may be.
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Tired of All the Lies?: Edward Curtin begins his latest essay, HERE, facing east on the Cape Cod National Seashore noting that 60 years ago next month President Kennedy signed a bill to preserve the considerable stretch of the Cape for posterity. HERE’s how the National Park Service describes that park. Curtin invokes Thoreau and his contemporary Matthew Arnold in the captivating post. Author of Seeking the Truth in a Country of Lies, a 2019 collection from his Behind the Curtain, he doesn’t doesn’t stay on the beach for long.
— Mark Channing Miller
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* Take my non-kissing non-cousin, Mark Crispin Miller (no relation) of News From Underground, perhaps the foremost extender of news and opinion on the “other side” of the dominant issue of our day.
** Kunstler is no 9/11 truther, though. For all his bravura on other topics, he has yet to venture a peep that I know of on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or the followup anthrax attacks. Why not?