The Assassination of James J. Lee

From top, left to right: Donald Graham, Publisher of Washington Post;David Zaslav, CEO Discovery Channel;Wolf Blitzer, CNN host of "Situation Room";Arianna Huffington, Publisher; Bill Maher, clown and host of HBO's "Politically Incorrect"; Rachel Maddow, host of one hour daily primetime show on MSNBC


The Assassination Of James J. Lee

His gun was a fake. A starter pistol, usually used to start a race; in this case a race to the body bag. His bombs little more than Hollywood props. In fact he told a “hostage” that he got the idea from watching the movie “Speed”. That’s what he modeled the look of the “bomb” on.

Advertisement that James J. Lee paid to have published in Washington Post owned publication announcing his protest in front of Discovery Channel headquarters in 2008

In February 2008, James J. Lee organized a protest in front of the Discovery Channel building. He paid homeless Americans to picket in front of the building. Busy, overworked Americans walking past typing on their Blackberries ignored the protest, unconcerned with what was being protested as they had been trained to do by the “news” media who also ignore such demonstrations unless organized by their super-rich friends who own the world.

With the protest fully underway James J. Lee began to throw money into the air. $20,000 in cash he scattered to the wind. The well dressed Americans did not care about James J. Lee’s cause just as they do not care about their fellow Americans who are left on the sidewalk, but they sure do like free cash. Those well dressed Americans put their Blackberries away and rubbed elbows with the homeless Americans as they all grabbed madly for the free money. This gave the Police their cause and James J. Lee was arrested for “disorderly conduct”.

James J. Lee protesting in Washington D.C.

Where did James J. Lee find the homeless Americans? Probably the homeless shelter he lived at. And where did James J. Lee get $20,000? He inherited property in Hawaii that he sold for $90,000. I wasn’t aware that property could be bought for $90,000 in Hawaii. Perhaps James J. Lee was ripped off too. He said that he threw the money into the air to show that “Money means nothing. Money is trash”.

Sign James J. Lee was carrying during protest in Washington D.C.

James J. Lee also attempted to do things like those who own everything do. He took out a full page ad in a free newspaper owned by the Washington Post called “The Express”, which advertised the protest ahead of time. This was a brilliant piece of street theater that was extremely costly for someone like James J. Lee. It was a large part of his net worth. Yet it received no attention from the Washington Post, who profited from selling James J. Lee ad space. Donald Graham, the publisher of the Washington Post, did not mind taking James J. Lee’s money, but Donald Graham would rather die than see an interview with James J. Lee published in his “news” paper.

James J. Lee also organized an essay contest, paying $20 for each submission and periodically awarding $1,000- for the best essay.

So who was James J. Lee? That is all that mattered to the Washington Post and Donald Graham, or The Discovery Channel and it’s CEO David Zaslav. Clearly James J. Lee was intelligent, creative and extremely concerned about the state of the world. But that meant nothing to the Washington Post or Discovery Channel. Just as the death of James J. Lee meant nothing to MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, ABC News, CBS News, or NBC News.

Shepard Smith, who like everyone else in the "mainstream" corporate media supported the assassination of James J. Lee

The New York Times wrote a short piece about the murder of James J. Lee, which they -as the rest of the media did- went to great lengths to justify. I watched live as the mascara wearing male anchor on FOX News, Shepard Smith, openly discussed with a former member of one of the police death squads in this country how he thought James J. Lee was “a whole lot of nuts” and speculated that the gun and bombs might be “fake”. The retired death squad member agreed with this.

Everyone knew it. Yet the fascists shot James J. Lee as if he were no more than an insect. Not a dog, an insect. America treats dogs far, far better than America ever treated James J. Lee. Dog shelters are far cleaner and more humane than the shelters provided for homeless people (never referred to as Americans by the fascist “news” media). Dogs are adopted by the thousands from those animal shelters everyday in America. People are left to rot on a cot in the cockroach invested shelter, or out on the sidewalk.

What were James J. Lee’s demands? Surely he had demands. Why else take hostages? Well, the media had no interest in that. The New York Times little piece served as a simple obituary for James J. Lee. No reason to ever inquire further as to why James J. Lee did what he did.

Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC. Chris Matthews never talks to the American people who care, Americans like the murdered James J. Lee.

Probably out of guilt and effort to pat themselves on the back the Washington Post finally got around to doing a short follow up over two weeks later and informed us finally that James J. Lee wanted to go on the air live on The Discovery Channel and air his grievances, which he had put on his Web site (see below, site has been taken down) This is what you may have read scathing “quotes” from in your paper. Far from being some monster as portrayed, strongly advocates for peace. James J. Lee advocated an end to the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction. An end to the manufacture of all weapons of war, and an end to conflict between people. An end to capitalism, as in his view the war machine and economic expansion is destroying the planet. Clearly there are hundreds of millions of people on this planet who agree with James J. Lee on this. There was certainly plenty of room to begin a discussion with James J. Lee, but he was not connected to the system, not even connected to any established peace groups who he denounced as “FAKE!”. James J. Lee was not friends with Arianna Huffington or Arianna’s fawning booster Christopher Matthews. The New York Times would rather go bankrupt than talk to an American like James J. Lee.

James J. Lee denounced immigration to America and to all industrialized nations, as this allows populations to expand as those who leave create room for the births of more people, and the immigrants swell the populations of the lands they emigrate to. This is factually correct. Immigration is straight up exploitation of the poor.

Bill Maher, who thinks out loud that most Americans are idiots. Mr. Maher put the famous witch from Delaware on the political map. Here he shows us how he feels about us "I'm rich and famous and you're not!"

The immigrants not only do not get paid decently, but their arrival creates and maintains a surplus of labor so no one at the bottom gets paid. The rich get richer and the poor become poorer. The New York Times denounces anyone who opposes the third world invasion of America. Arthur Sulzberger JR, publisher of the New York Times has even published outright lies in front page stories of his “news” paper. I recall reading one back in I believe 2006 that claimed that the owner of an orchard had offered $15 an hour to Americans to pick his fruit with no takers. Imagine that, Americans who were unemployed, Americans who worked at Wal-Mart or Burger King’s drive in window at 1:00AM for minimum wage had no interest in being paid more than twice as much to pick fruit. Arthur Sulzberger JR must think we are all really dumb to print such an outrageous lie.

And the world becomes ever more populated and polluted.

“11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.”

That is the last numbered point on James J. Lee’s Web site. Find a solution for the unemployed? Build housing for those who need it?

No wonder the fascist death squad shot him!

And with the approval of the Beijing style propaganda organs -like David Zaslav’s Discovery Channel- who deliver to us fake news every day of the week. Fox “News” talks about MSNBC, while MSNBC talks about FOX “News”. And CNN and Anderson Cooper cover the weather. There’s always a storm somewhere on the planet, and CNN is there to bring it to you.

Anderson Cooper who cares deeply about people who are poor and do not live in America, but who pretends not to be aware of poverty here in the USA

Poverty? Homeless Americans? Americans dying for lack of health care? CNN will bring news of this from Haiti or some other third world bomb crater, but you’ll never see Anderson Cooper in Camden New Jersey. No Anderson Cooper at a tent city in Sacramento, California. No telethons for Americans with no apartment to live in. No one from a think tank to air the grievance of those left on the sidewalk in the world’s richest country. No celebrity moved to demand that Washington do something about the legions of Americans rotting on our streets (Martin Sheen exempted).

And oh the celebrities! They’re always in court! They’re always forgetting to wear their panties under their micro mini skirts! What’s up with that, are they auditioning for an anchor position on FOX “News”?

We’re drowning in celebrities, but poverty? Only on our sidewalks, never on the “news”.

Every “news” channel has a “panel” of what they call experts. But none of those panels ever had James J. Lee on as a guest. Bill Maher may have helped launch the witch’s political career, but Bill Maher never talked to James J. Lee. Talking about witchcraft and goblins is OK, but there will be no talk about ending the War on Islam, ending the War on Drugs, housing for Americans left on the sidewalk, and providing government paid healthcare for any citizen who needs it.

Si Newhouse, owner of Conde Nast publications including The New Yorker and Vanity Fair

James J. Lee did not graduate from Harvard. James J. Lee did not have a “fellowship” at a think tank that was sponsored by billionaire bloodsuckers who run America. James J. Lee was not employed by Goldman Sacks. James J. Lee was not a billionaire bloodsucker now running a fraudulent tax write-off called a “charity”. David Remnick never invited James J. Lee to any New Yorker seminar. David Remnick wouldn’t be caught dead rubbing elbows with an American like James J. Lee. David Remnick is too busy promoting a war against innocent Muslims and preserving what David Remnick sees as the right of Israelis to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from Palestine.

James J. Lee was just one of us. One of the 90% of Americans who have no economic prosperity in our future. James J. Lee was nothing more than an American, a concerned citizen with passion and ideas. And he took his position to the next logical step actually. He decided that “Money is trash.”

Indeed it is. Housing is not trash though, and James J. Lee recognized this and demanded that housing be provided for those who need it. Health care is not trash either, but those who control the “news” media tell us it is. The fascist “news” media pounds into the viewers head the slogan “support the police!”, while defining doctors and nurses as some form of parasite. In other words, those who wear uniforms that give them permission to beat, arrest and murder the American people are to be supported, while those who would heal us when we are sick are to be shunned as some sort of criminal conspiracy.

James J. Lee demanded an end to the production of war, but the “news” media continue to tell us big lies about the fictional terrorist group they call Al Qaeda, when anyone who actually reads the news stories deeply knows that Al Qaeda does not exist, but few read deeply.

James J. Lee advocated an end to war, but the “news” media continue to advocate the “War on Drugs”, which is nothing more than a bloodsucking fascist scam designed to imprison the poor and ambitious, while creating a trillion dollar slush fund for crooked cops, CIA agents, and well connected Pentagon operatives and their corporate buddies and bankers.

The War on Drugs has destroyed Mexico, Columbia and is threatening to destroy many other nations in Latin America. It has certainly contributed to the destruction of America as well, and if this criminal war is not ended entirely -meaning the legalization and controlled sale of all drugs including crack and heroin- America will descend into the same abyss as Mexico and Columbia. Prohibition never worked here.

400,000 Americans drink themselves to death every year. It is completely legal to do so. Guns and automobiles do not kill half as many Americans as alcohol does. All the so-called evil drugs kill a small fraction of this number, yet you can buy crack, heroin, PCP, ecstasy and pot within a half mile of any state or Federal courthouse in the USA.

The “War on Drugs” is a trillion dollar fascist criminal enterprise.

On Wednesday September 1st, 2010, the fascists murdered a good American who cared about this country and the rest of those who live on this planet. The fascists murdered this man who cared nothing for money, who called money “trash”, and demonstrated his commitment to that belief by spending at least a quarter of his net worth to stage a protest and try to start a movement to save the planet from environmental destruction outside David Zaslav’s Discovery Channel headquarters. The fascists murdered James J. Lee because he cared about people and animals, and hated war, pollution and capitalist bloodsuckers. The fascists murdered James J. Lee because he was one of us, the American people, and the fascist bloodsuckers and their fake, murderous “news” media hate us.

James J. Lee, who indeed was ready to do something. While the rest of you sat there and did nothing, James J. Lee actually left his residence and did something to fight the bloodsuckers.

On the first Monday in September the fascist bloodsuckers tell us to celebrate Labor Day by patronizing the “White Sale” at Wal-Mart, where tens of thousands of Americans work, but do not get paid. From now on this holiday will be canceled, and instead we will celebrate James J. Lee day on the 1st day of September, no matter what day of the week the 1st of September happens to be. We will celebrate James J. Lee not by buying cheap crap made in China, but by engaging in political activism, by taking action which will infuriate the fascist bloodsuckers. We will not blog; we will leave our residence and take action.

Start planning for James J. Lee day, the first such day is less than one year away on September 1st, 2011.

Hard working American striving to get ahead and going nowhere.

UPDATE: January 12, 2011

Over four months have passed since the assassination of James J. Lee at the Discovery Channel headquarters. What new stories have been written about Mr. Lee during this period following his assassination?


What action have members of the Bar taken on behalf of Mr. Lee who was unarmed?


James J. Lee was ignored during his life, and he has been shoved down the Orwellian memory hole in death. One of America’s most caring and creative political protestors was assassinated and slandered by a “news” media that would never acknowledge him. And in the intervening months following his death no one in this fascist corporate mouth piece of capitalism has shown the least regret in how they treated Mr. Lee. No one has revisited what was done and more importantly what was not done while Mr. Lee was alive to prevent this tragedy.

Why is that?

Well, there is one important facet of the capitalist fascist system that Mr. Lee never came to terms with.

You are who you kill.

Who are the most recognized political protestors in American history?

John Wilkes Booth? Lee Harvey Oswald? James Earl Ray?

OK, only Booth assuredly did the deed. He led a conspiracy to try to decapitate Lincoln’s government (though most Americans have actually been led to believe that he acted alone! Conspiracy is the official story and four co-conspirators including the first woman were hanged). Still, Oswald and Ray are the official assassins, and they have both outlived their deaths in the public’s mind.

There are no political protestors in America who are remembered who have not killed and killed someone important, or otherwise violently struck out against the system in some large event as Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirators (many unnamed, unprosecuted Federal agents in the FBI and ATF), the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, or the now largely forgotten Eric Robert Rudolph who set off a pipe bomb during the Olympic games in Atlanta among other targets, targets which would not have given him the notoriety he did achieve. Indeed, both Rudolph and Kaczynski are better known as the Olympic Park Bomber and the Unabomber than they are by their actual names.

Two faces of Jared Lee Loughner

A recent event in the headlines from Arizona is another case in point. Jared Lee Loughner was not a political protestor at all. He is in fact a psychotic schizophrenic. Within a few days the media grasped this fact, but let us examine the striking, actually astonishing and outrageous difference between the amount of press coverage afforded to Jared Lee Loughner as opposed to what was afforded to James J. Lee.

Within three days a search of the New York Times returns seven pages and 78 total results, and this is just the beginning. Jared Lee Loughner has not yet made a court appearance with his appointed Public Defender Judy Clarke.

Four months after James J. Lee was shot dead as if he were an insect, a search of the New York Times archives returns one result.

Seventy-eight to one.

You are who you kill.

In America those who kill get the attention. Those who do not, or who are the victims of the police, are ignored.

That’s not democracy, that’s fascism, a culture of death.

Update: March 29, 2011

James J. Lee’s Web page  – -has been taken down. Fortunately this was not taken down immediately like his Myspace page (FOX, imagine that!). The page was all text, black on a white background, and this is a cut and paste of it, spacing as James J. Lee had it.

My Demands

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:

1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don’t build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people’s brains until they get it!!

8. Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!!

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development!

11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES! Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It’s like a couple are having 30 babies even though it’s just one! If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too!

Also, war must be halted. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!!

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this!

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.


New Yorker Magazine

In the October 19, 2009 New Yorker, Ian Frazier writing in The Talk of The Town relates part of his conversation with Tomas Moran, identified as Chief of Staff in the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Mr. Frazier’s piece is about dogs trained to sniff out cell phones in prison. He asks Mr. Moran how cell phones get into prisons to begin with and Mr. Moran responds: “Their friends shoot them over the fence with potato guns, fly’em in with model airplanes, arrows…Body cavities, of course, when a girlfriend visits. Packages. Food deliveries.”

Well, who knew prisons had so much going on? Manhattan at noon time on a Tuesday isn’t as busy. Duck! A model airplane is coming straight for your head! And of course the old standby, the girlfriends vagina. Prison convicts have girlfriends with huge vaginas. They can hide an SUV in there. That’s how most convicts escape, they just crawl up there and she walks them out.

Well, I’ve got news for you. If there is a cell phone in the prison in a convicts possession -and there are- the chances of that convict having got it without the assistance of a staff member is almost nonexistent. Even if a girlfriend did sneak it in this can only happen through incompetent assistance by staff. Both visitor and convict are supposed to be searched and scanned through metal detectors, so for that method to work two staff members at a minimum have to screw up.

I celled with a supposed big time marijuana trafficker near the end of a 25 year sentence at Williamsburg FCI in South Carolina (Federal Bureau of Prisons [BOP]). He showed me his Casio Pathfinder watch that was powered by solar charging, and lit up by a quick flip of his wrist. These are not sold by the BOP on the commissary. He admitted to me that a BOP guard brought it in for him. He also had a pair of aluminum headphones, a very large, really luxurious set of headphones, which clearly were never sold by the Bureau of Prisons. A pair of headphones that he brought with him from another Federal prison. A pair of headphones that can be identified as non-BOP issue from a hundred feet away.

In addition to cell phones a lot of inmates have I-Pods, which are also not sold by the BOP on the commissary. They also have tobacco, and marijuana, and cocaine, and heroin, and pornographic magazines. Damn, those girlfriends have really big vaginas. You could shove a Wal-Mart up there!

You would think that a writer for the New Yorker would be a little less credulous about these prison officials comments. The reason you think that is not so much the New Yorker’s reputation as an intellectual publication, but has more to do with your belief that Ian Frazier and the “liberals” at the New Yorker care about what goes on in American prisons.

They do not.

The “liberals” at the big media outlets care a great deal about America’s reputation among other nations in regard to Guantanomo and Abu Ghraib, and the CIA’s Rendition program (kidnapping and torture). But they do not give a rats ass about what happens to you when you are locked up in prison in this country (and you may be as the list of offenses that are prosecuted continues to grow along with America’s prison population). That’s who the “liberals” are, spokesmen for the U.S. Government, which consists of those institutions in Washington D.C., as well as the Fortune 500 corporations, the major academic universities like Harvard, Yale and Stanford; and Wall Street “investment” businesses and banks.

The reason that you do not read their “news”papers and magazines so much anymore is that subconsciously you understand that they do not represent you in any way. You understand that they are an alien entity and they regard you as the enemy.

The reason that so many immigrants have been brought into this country over the last thirty years is to smash the middle class whose labor is not profitable for those at the top of this society. Those at the top see the vast majority of the American people as no different from the majority of those who live in Mexico, Brazil or China. They are nothing more than potential workers to be exploited for profit, to help those at the top build another mansion on another estate in Greenwich Connecticut, Long Island, Virginia or Beverly Hills. They see themselves as “citizens of the world”, and the rest of us whether here in America, or in other countries, as subhuman slaves put on this planet to serve them.

Do you know who Charles Graner is? Well, you do and you don’t. If you remember Abu Ghraib then you might recall Mr. Graner as the guy who was sentenced to ten years in Federal prison, and who got Lynndie England pregnant and then abandoned her. You might recall this due to the fact that the big media outlets repeatedly broadcast this information.

What you do not know about Charles Graner though is far more interesting. Mr. Graner has a Wikipedia entry, which is both extensive and accurate. You should read it. There you would find that Mr. Graner had more than one lawsuit filed against him. Mr. Graner did not work as a bank teller or supermarket manager or even as a car salesman. Mr. Graner’s job back here was the same as his job at Abu Ghraib. He was a prison guard.

In fact Mr. Graner was a Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Despite repeated charges of serious prisoner abuse that resulted in lawsuits -a Federal judge ruled on one and decided that it had merit- Mr. Graner was promoted and still employed as a Lieutenant at the time of his deployment to Iraq. No one in the media here in America has ever been interested in Mr. Graner’s conduct back in Pennsylvania. No one at Human Rights Watch or the Red Cross has shown any concern either. The human rights of Americans who are incarcerated here are not a concern of any of these “liberal” institutions.

One of the lawsuits accused Graner of placing a razor blade in the inmates food. That just is not a concern of anyone at the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Time magazine or any of those bullshit “news” networks on the TV. These sorts of human rights violations go on everyday in this country and nothing is going to be done to stop it from happening. They do not care about you and I.

Another myth perpetrated by the media is that inmate violence is the result of confining monsters among one another. In fact, just as with contraband, most inmate violence is the result of either instigation by staff members or the staff allowing it to happen. A prison riot never happens without prior knowledge by staff. Inmate gang leaders get a green-light to go ahead with it, just as they get either a green-light or encouragement to assault an inmate, either with their fists, a weapon, or a sexual assault. The assault happens because staff do not like the inmate either due to his behavior at the institution or because of the offense he is doing time for. Most assaults in this manor are due to the inmates behavior.

Prison rape is actually rare. Read that again. The most popular myth perpetrated by the media is the one about sexual violation. Particularly the one about “Tyrone” raping the “white boy”. This almost never happens. Anywhere. Probably less than once every ten years somewhere in the United States.

Now if we throw child molesters into the mix, well that’s a different story. White pedophiles may get raped by blacks because they have no protection, and the guards turn them over to “Tyrone”. But if you are white and go to prison, and do not do so for child molestation, then you can sleep soundly knowing that you will never be raped by “Tyrone”, or anyone else for that matter. White prison gangs will not tolerate such behavior. The FBI will. The “liberal” journalists will. But the gang members will not.

Oh, and why don’t the prisons just block cell phone transmissions? That would be much more effective than trying to find phones with dogs or any other method. In fact, blocking cell phone transmissions would be one hundred percent effective. Well, the prison authorities actually claim they cannot due to “FCC law”. Really? Try to look at any prison through Google Earth or another satellite viewer and see what you get. Seems there is an exception made for prison facilities as opposed to the local shopping center. But we are to believe that a prison cannot block cell phone transmissions due to Federal law.

That does not pass the smell test, but Ian Frazier and the editors at the New Yorker and other media outlets have no problem accepting that explanation, or anything else that a prison employee says.

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High resolution jpeg files of Williamsburg FCI (Federal Bureau of Prisons) commissary order forms used at the prison in Salters, South Carolina. Download (save) and use a viewer to magnify and read. Windows has a viewer built in, just double-click the downloaded file.

Commisary1 Commissary2


UPDATE: January 30, 2010

What I wrote just above here was wrong. Prison facilities are not blocked from our view through online satellite viewers. In fact I was stunned by the quality of pictures available through Bing Maps and used them to put together a virtual tour of the Federal prison camp at Schuylkill FCI where I was at for part of my sentence. I’m sure the Federal Bureau of Prisons will be very happy with my virtual tour.

The pictures are very large, too large for this blog layout so I put together Web pages off-site to view them. They display differently in Firefox and IE8 so choose the page which corresponds to your browser.


Internet Explorer 8

Enjoy the tour!

  • About Me

    I am a former political prisoner of the United States Government. I have served time in both the California Department of Corrections and most recently the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I have a very thick FBI file. The Pentagon and CIA are not fond of me either.


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    And how did a dope smuggler like Jack DeVoe become a condo owner at the Ocean Reef Club? Well, ever hear the name “Bebe Rebozo”? A long time close associate of Richard Nixon; in fact he was Nixon's bag man. Whenever Nixon needed big sacks of tightly bound hundred dollar bills Bebe Rebozo was there with the cash, whether it be a hundred thousand dollars or a million dollars (note: these are 1970's figures). Bebe Rebozo vouched for Jack DeVoe.

  • Carl Lindner
  • Pete Brewton also spends a good deal of time on Carl Lindner. Mr. Lindner is a very interesting guy. In fact the more you manage to learn about Lindner the more you wonder why you have not heard more about him. Carl Lindner is one of the most prolific campaign contributors in American history. Anyone who has been elected to the U.S. Congress in the last forty years knows who he is and was likely glad to make his acquaintance. Carl Lindner was a big supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the last election, switching to John McCain later. Business Week magazine took note of that in an article about the biggest donators and political power players. Of course, Business Week never mentioned anything at all about Carl Lindner's sordid history.
    Carl Lindner's sordid history in addition to the Ocean Reef Club's being the landing site of planes from Columbia that were full of cocaine, was also the major benefactor of Charles Keating, the owner of Lincoln Savings. Charles Keating would end up in state prison doing hard time as the face of the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980's, in which Pete Brewton was not the only author to note CIA connections. In fact, Carl Lindner himself was involved in this scandal as owner of Provident Bank and American Financial in Cincinnati, and paid some large fines for admitting to some of the same charges that sent Keating to prison. But Carl Lindner with his connections to the CIA, and hundreds of politicians in Washington and elsewhere, never got so much as a perp walk from the FBI.

    In 1984 Carl Lindner would purchase Keating's Lincoln Savings using money from Drexel Burnham. And who at Drexel Burnham would give Lindner this money? Why junk bond king Michael Milken. This is the same Michael Milken who would a few years later go camping with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) at their Lompac, California facility. Milken was sentenced to ten years at the Lompac camp, but having got to keep over $600 million of his scammed loot (that we know of) he had access to the best lawyers and political connections -including his good friend Carl Lindner- and Milken was soon freed after just eighteen months of camping with the BOP.
    Dope smuggling at the Ocean Reef Club, dirty dealing with Charles Keating in the Savings and Loan scandal, and very close financial ties with junk bond king Michael Milken; and Carl Lindner not only never got a perp walk, but he never gets any bad press -outside of a few books that only a half million people read parts of. Today Carl Lindner is only treated with respect. His sins were never spotlighted by the news media when committed and are never recalled by those outlets today.

    In fact, Carl Linder in being a huge donor to John McCain's campaign did not provoke anyone in the major media to note that John McCain was once involved in a Senate scandal known as “The Keating Five”, as in Charles Keating, who went to prison as owner of Lincoln Savings, and who was a long time close business associate of Carl Lindner. John McCain was one of five senators who helped beat back regulation attempts over Lincoln Savings, and took huge donations from Charles Keating to do so. And there was McCain arm and arm with Carl Lindner as he ran for president and everyone in the “mainstream” media pretended not to notice.

    So what else does Carl Lindner own? How about Chiquita banana. A company that was once known as “United Fruit” when the banana pickers in Guatemala thought they should be paid a decent wage. That was in 1954 and the president of Guatemala at the time thought it was OK for workers to unionize. Big mistake. United Fruit went to the CIA and “The Company” as the CIA are sometimes known, organized a coup d'état, which was a success from the CIA point of view.

    Carl Lindner also had connections to Oliver North and his Central American operations against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. So far as is known this involved purchasing air strips in neighboring Honduras for the Contras to use. Cocaine was flown in from Colombia and out to America from those airstrips. Of course, the crack cocaine epidemic was started in this country by the CIA's importation of cocaine at an 80% discount from the then current street prices. This was detailed in a book called “Dark Alliance”, by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Gary Webb, who had his career destroyed for doing so.

    George Herbert Walker Bush, Vice President, President and also a previous Director of the CIA, was a friend of Carl Lindner; and there is a picture in “The Mafia, CIA and George Bush” from the Miami Herald of George Bush taking off for a second day of fishing in a boat from the dock of the Ocean Reef Club, accompanied by former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson. Carl Lindner was a big donor to George Bush's campaigns as well.

    George H. W. Bush was a big baseball fan, played at Yale. His son the “War on Terror” President was owner of the Texas Rangers (MLB). George H. W. Bush has been a frequent guest of Houston Astros (MLB) owner Drayton McLane Jr., sitting in the owners box at some point almost every season. Carl Lindner shared a love of baseball as well apparently, as he was the then owner of the Cincinnati Reds (MLB).

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  • Pete Brewton

    Author of "The Mafia, CIA and George Bush". Below you can listen to mp3 audio files of Pete Brewton being interviewed about his book. Mr. Brewton explains in detail how the CIA engages in massive fraud through our major financial institutions, and congress does nothing about it. As Mr. Brewton explains persuasively, if we the people do not have knowledge about what our government does in real time -and this is what the CIA does, hide knowledge from us which we need to know in order to make decisions- then there is no democracy. Mr. Brewton sums up that the United States of America is not a democracy.
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  • The Mafia, CIA and Major League Baseball (continued)

  • There is another guy who was not mentioned in Pete Brewton's book, possibly because he was too young at the time, but who fits the profile of the many who are featured in “The Mafia, CIA and George Bush”. His name is John Moores, and he made his money in a $600 million dollar stock scam. Business Week magazine did an article on John Moores noting his arrogance, projecting a sense of his being untouchable, and he never got a perp walk from the FBI. He did however become the owner of the San Diego Padres MLB team. When John Moores was not having fun taking the tax payers of San Diego county to the cleaners building him a new ballpark for his team for free, John Moores was promoting himself as a “philanthropist”. Hey, it's easy to give away money that you stole. At other times John Moores was a “venture capitalist”. That's very interesting too, the venture capitalist angle, because the CIA is heavily involved in venture capital, though neither the business press nor the regular news media seem to find that worth writing about. Certainly CNN and that lot find it an unthinkable topic for investigation or discussion.

    Then we have Arte Moreno, the “billboard salesman”. He is now the owner of the “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” MLB team. Supposedly Arte Moreno became a billionaire selling billboards. Who knew there was that kind of money to be found in selling billboards? Of course, the cash out sale of his company that made him a billionaire came from Infinity Broadcasting, which was and still is owned by Sumner Redstone, who also owns and controls CBS, Viacom, MTV, BET, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks.

    How did Arte Moreno sell so much billboard advertising space? Did he have a special hookup? Was the money part of a laundering operation for a certain spooky company based in Langley, Virginia? Arte Moreno's Wikipedia entry says that he is a “private guy” who declines to discuss how he became so wealthy selling billboards. Though this “private guy” is frequently on TV as owner of the Angels. In fact this “private guy” is one of the most visible owners in MLB.

    When the CIA wanted to kidnap and torture an imam named Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in Italy they called their friend Philip H. Morse, who just happens to be part owner of the Boston Red Sox MLB baseball team. Philip H. Morse has been quoted as saying that he frequently lent his private jet to “The Company”, who painted over the identifying number and then reapplied the proper marking when they were done with the plane. So who is Philip H. Morse? Well, he's the owner of the Boston Red Sox who is never mentioned when the Red Sox ownership is discussed. How he “earned” his money is also not a topic for discussion. Drugs? Stock scams? Banking scams? All three? Who knows. Philip H. Morse is a connected guy who just happens to own part of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and a jet plane he frequently lends to the CIA so they can kidnap and torture people in foreign countries.

    What would you want to bet that Philip H. Morse also knows Carl Lindner? And that reporters and editors at the New York Times and The New Yorker know all about these connections between big time financial criminals who just happen to be big donors to politicians, and who are friendly with the CIA. And what about those other owners of Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. How many of them are also connected to the CIA, and how did they “earn” their money used to purchase those teams? Is it just a coincidence that Jane Mayer's writing about the CIA kidnapping program in The New Yorker, and Ben Mcgrath's writing about Major League Baseball (MLB) for The New Yorker, never converge in the pages of that magazine?

    And when the associates of Carl Lindner and his ilk occasionally get pinched by the Justice Department they go camping with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a little while, and the media act as if they were punished. This is the circle of crime that they call “Freedom, Liberty and Democracy”. And this circle of crime is running the United States of America.


  • Joseph Hirko, Enron Stock Scam artist
  • The FBI's latest big corporate prosecution is Enron stock scam artist Joseph Hirko. While the FBI is sending people with no money to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for years for uploading movies and MP3 files, Joseph Hirko who ruined the lives of thousands of people will be going camping with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for just 16 months. If you have not read the post about BOP prison camps on this blog you really need to so that you understand just what a farce and outrage the so-called conviction of Joseph Hirko is.


  • Michael Stiles
    Senior Vice President, Administration & Operations for the Philadelphia Phillies MLB team


  • In late 1995 Dr. Jose Francisco Pena Gomez was bankrolling his Dominican presidential campaign with narco-profits earned on the streets of Philadelphia,
    Baltimore, New York City and Boston. Four Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI) officers were all over him and his organization doing the dealing. The BNI wanted to take down the whole operation. There was a problem though. The CIA did not want the operation touched at all. The CIA wanted to know all the details, and wanted surveillance of the operation to continue, but no arrests. This way if Gomez won the election the CIA could blackmail him. The
    BNI officers refused. That is when Michael Stiles stepped in as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Michael Stiles proceeded to
    destroy the careers of the four BNI officers, not only killing the major case against Gomez and his crew, but emptying Pennsylvania state prisons of
    drug dealers put there by the four BNI officers.

    You can read about this in detail by doing a Google search for "Michael Stiles, Dominican Connection" without the quotes. It is one of the most sordid
    and corrupt cases ever in U.S. history, and has not been reported upon except by the Philadelphia Citypaper. Within six years of doing this dirty work
    for The Company (CIA), Michael Stiles would find himself working as a well paid senior executive for the Philadelphia Phillies MLB team. What does
    Stiles do to receive his big paycheck? No one really knows. The "news" papers in Philadelphia (Inquirer and Daily News) are bankrupt financially
    because they were bankrupt ethically and morally. Why read them? There is nothing in them -ever- about Michael Stiles and what he does for the Phillies
    MLB team, nor what he did to those four BNI officers who tried to do their job.

    Though The New Yorker frequently publishes articles about MLB and the CIA, The New Yorker never connects the CIA to narcotrafficking or MLB. An unfortunate situation, both because The New Yorker is an intellectual publication with a large audience, and as it is one of the few “mainstream” publications left that writes anything critical about the CIA.


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