JFK Records Still Secret…Why?

We don’t exactly know WHY nearly 50-year-old JFK documents are being kept secret, but Russ Baker looks at HOW they keep up the shell game. This is instructive in irself, though not always satisfying.

Is the Government Holding Back Crucial Documents?  by Russ Baker

Next year will be a half-century since the death of JFK. And the Obama Administration thinks we need to keep secret the records on the matter….a little longer yet.

Believe it or not, more than 50,000 pages of JFK assassination-related documents are being withheld in full. And an untold number of documents have been partially withheld, or released with everything interesting blacked out. But why?

Since the government and the big media keep telling us there was no conspiracy, and that it was all Lee Harvey Oswald acting on his own, why continue to keep the wraps on?

We don’t have an answer, but in understanding this and any number of other mysteries, we can begin looking for patterns in the way the administration handles information policy.

For some perspective, meet Sheryl Shenberger. She’s the head of the Archives’ National Declassification Center. What would you guess Sheryl’s professional background would be? Library of Congress? Academic research? Nope. Before NDC, Sheryl worked for….the Central Intelligence Agency.

The most logical and reasonable explanation for this is that the Obama administration placed an ex-spook in charge of declassification because this would induce her old colleagues in Langley to cooperate. (Which of course raises the question of whether, in a real democracy, you would want to have a bunch of people secretly deciding to do whatever they wanted with 50-year-old documents pertaining to a supposed loony loner who whacked a president.)

Frustrated by the administration’s foot-dragging on JFK, AARC sent a letter urging the government to get off its duff. One signer was G. Robert Blakey, who served as a Chief Counsel to the House Select Committee on Assassinations (which in its 1978 final report said that, um…it looks like an organized conspiracy was responsible for JFK’s death.)

ARRC’s letter was dated January 20, 2012. According to Lesar, there has still been no reply—though NARA says it is working on it.

Release of the remaining documents, under the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, can be postponed until October 26, 2017. Not so bad, you say? Actually, the Act further states that even in 2017, the president may decide to drag this on further, by withholding records indefinitely.

Records activists expect the CIA to petition for just such a decision.  Any bets on President Hillary or President Mitt—or, quite possibly, President Jeb Bush, doing the right thing? With all the secrets Jeb’s father has to hide?

Full article is at http://whowhatwhy.com/2012/05/30/is-the-government-holding-back-crucial-documents/


Tax the Rich, Create Jobs

It’s amazing how simple truths can be so controversial. Here’s a rich guy (Nick Hanauer) explaining the economic math of job creation. The sponsoring organization for his talk (TED) censored his presentation. The resultant firestorm of protest prompted TED to post the short talk (5:50) with an explanation by curator Chris Anderson http://tedchris.posterous.com/   Hanauer uses good graphs and straightforward language, perfect for water cooler or lunchroom discussions.


99% to Back 1%’s Derivatives Casinos

Taxpayers Now Stand Behind Derivatives Clearinghouses

“Little noticed is that on Tuesday Team Obama took its first formal steps toward putting taxpayers behind Wall Street derivatives trading — not behind banks that might make mistakes in derivatives markets, but behind the trading itself. Yes, the same crew that rails against the dangers of derivatives is quietly positioning these financial instruments directly above the taxpayer safety net.

“As we noted in May 2010, the authority for this regulatory achievement was inserted into Congress’s pending financial reform bill by then-Senator Chris Dodd. Two months later, the legislation was re-named Dodd-Frank and signed into law by Mr. Obama. One part of the law forces much of the derivatives market into clearinghouses that stand behind every trade. Mr. Dodd’s pet provision creates a mechanism for bailing out these clearinghouses when they run into trouble.”


These are the instruments by which the 1% manipulate the commodities that people need to survive.  Food, oil, and alternatives to federal reserve notes.   A new aristocracy is being born.  They are simply too rich and beautiful to fail.  It would be so inconvenient.

Industrial Gagriculture is Drugging and Killing You

“One study, just published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Environmental Science & Technology, found that feather meal routinely contained a banned class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics (such as Cipro), are illegal in poultry production because they can breed antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that harm humans. Already, antibiotic-resistant infections kill more Americans annually than AIDS, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

“The same study also found that one-third of feather-meal samples contained an antihistamine that is the active ingredient of Benadryl. The great majority of feather meal contained acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. And feather-meal samples from China contained an antidepressant that is the active ingredient in Prozac.

“Poultry-growing literature has recommended Benadryl to reduce anxiety among chickens, apparently because stressed chickens have tougher meat and grow more slowly. Tylenol and Prozac presumably serve the same purpose.

“Researchers found that most feather-meal samples contained caffeine. It turns out that chickens are sometimes fed coffee pulp and green tea powder to keep them awake so that they can spend more time eating. (Is that why they need the Benadryl, to calm them down?)

“The other peer-reviewed study, reported in a journal called Science of the Total Environment, found arsenic in every sample of feather meal tested. Almost 9 in 10 broiler chickens in the United States had been fed arsenic, according to a 2011 industry estimate.”


Prozac doesn’t start to decompose until around 160 degrees C, according to Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 87 (2007) 2, 463–467.  I guess it’s not surprising that the chinese government would be treating its entire population with psych drugs.  In the USA the government is a bit more selective, mainly targeting children.

Arsenic: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/01/fda-finally-listened-to-us-and-removed-arsenic-from-chickens.aspx

Unless you trust the FDA in its role of enforcing the regulations they formulate to the specifications of transnational corporations, I’d suggest sticking with local producers.

Video: Human Resources

There are invisible skinner boxes strapped to the heads of the medical officials in this film. Everyone is acting out their conditioning, including the conditioners. What Watson “discovered” were his own fears and the limitations of his scientific ideology projected and perpetuated in an entire society.  God has a sense of humor.

The Zapruder Deception

This is a thorough and detailed discussion of the chain-of-custody issues surrounding the JFK assassination film recorded by Abraham Zapruder at Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. The truth about that event is not just an historical curiosity, relegated to conspiracy “buffs” with no lives, but a seminal series of covert assaults on the Republic and its democratic processes. The truth of the matter still matters, and offers insight into the machinations around us today. Douglas Horne has had unique access to the topic. This article is well written and important.

Two NPIC Zapruder Film Events    by Douglas Horne

“Most Americans don’t know anything about the two significant events involving the famous Zapruder film of President Kennedy’s Assassination that took place back-to-back, on successive nights, at the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) – in Washington, D.C. – on the weekend immediately following JFK’s assassination. But anyone evenly remotely interested in what is perhaps the key piece of film evidence in the Kennedy assassination – what for decades was viewed as the “bedrock evidence” in the case, the “closest thing to ground truth” – needs to become acquainted with what happened to Abraham Zapruder’s home movie of JFK’s assassination during the three days immediately following President Kennedy’s death.  Why?  Because the hottest debate raging within the JFK research community for the past several years is about whether the Zapruder film in the National Archives is an authentic film from which sound, scientific conclusions regarding JFK’s assassination can be divined, or whether it is an altered film indicative of a government cover-up, which yields tainted and suspect information, and leads us to false conclusions, about what happened in Dealey Plaza. After the startling new facts about the Zapruder film’s actual chain of custody are thoroughly explored, I will summarize briefly some of the key evidence indicating that the film’s imagery has been altered.  

“The Zapruder film was altered by the U.S. government, using clandestine, state-of-the-art Kodak resources in Rochester, to remove the most egregious evidence within the film of shots that came from in front of JFK’s limousine.  The true exit wound in the rear of his head was blacked out in many frames; frames showing exit debris from the fatal head shot propelled violently to the left rear were removed from the film; and a false “exit wound” was added to many of the image frames, in an attempt to support the lone assassin cover story. The altered film is one of the strongest proofs of a massive government cover-up following President Kennedy’s death, and the intelligence community’s third party surrogates are doing all they can, today, to deny that the film was ever altered, and discredit this story.  I believe the facts speak for themselves.”    

Full article at the Lew Rockwell website 


(Even the chain of custody of JFK’s body is in question.  See “JFK: An Unsolved Murder” in the reference section.   -rw)