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Mississippi Elvis Impersonator Terrorist Suspect Claims U.S. Coverup After Finding Body Parts in Refrigerator

18 Apr

Mississippi Elvis Impersonator Terrorist Suspect  Claims U.S. Coverup After Finding Body Parts in Refrigerator

By Nate Thayer

This Elvis cum terrorist impersonator story is only going to get more fun.
If this isn’t in the news stories tomorrow, someone isn’t doing their job. From the Google page https://sites.google.com/site/paulkevincurtis/ of Paul Kevin Curtis, who was arrested tonight for sending poison Ricin letters to the White House, is the following 2008, affidavit:
“By: Kevin Curtis:

“Let the record show that on this date, March 05, 2008, I, Paul Kevin Curtis, being of sound mind, am attempting once again to expose various parties within the government, FBI, police departments, legal & healthcare systems, etc. that a conspiracy to ruin my reputation in the community as well as an ongoing effort to break down the foundation I worked more than 20 years to build in the country music scene, began on the day I accidentally discovered a refrigerator full of dismembered body parts & organs wrapped in plastic in the morgue of the largest non-metropolitan healthcare organization in the United States of America, AKA North Mississippi Medical Center where I was employed from 1998 until March of 2000.

The purpose of this online documentary of photos, police reports, as well as my 1st & only online petition, publications & events surrounding my life & the actions of what I believe to be that of a secret shadow government in which I feel have been put into place by higher powers to be in order to hide the truth behind the illegal organ harvesting market which I began investigating in 2000 after being “banned” for life for simply questioning the hospital administration on what they did with so many dismembered body parts?

What am I hoping to accomplish?

 

  1. I would like a qualified & experienced attorney with no affiliation with the Tupelo hospital, WTVA News Station, Tupelo Daily Journal, Wizard 106 Radio, or any employee’s or persons affiliated with said parties to look over the 7 year paper trail, photos and events I have collected & documented & then be given a fair trial by jury once and for all. There is no statute of limitation on illegal court proceedings and obstruction of justice (even in Mississippi)
  2. A public apology by the CEO of the North Mississippi Medical Center & the opportunity to clear my name, character & overall reputation within the community and country by hosting a public Q & A towns meeting to be broadcasted via radio & television stations.
  3. I would like to have my book “Missing Pieces” published by a reputable publishing company so that I may pack my things and move as far away from Mississippi as any human being could before I disappear, or as a high profile Mississippi attorney joked with me one night when he said “If I were you, I’d be scared I’d be thrown into the Mississippi river one night with a pair of cement boots on“! ”

It contains reams of quite interesting documents and is signed: “This is Kevin Curtis& I approve this message”–the same exact phrase written on the poison Ricin letters to Obama and his Mississippi senator.
I have not confirmed that this page, titled “Missing Parts”, is authentic, but I think Paul Kevin Curtis has gotten the attention of the authorities as of tonight.

 

Mississippi Elvis Cum Terrorist Impersonator Leaves Trail of Social Media Clues

17 Apr

Mississippi Elvis Cum Terrorist Impersonator Leaves Trail of Social Media Clues

By Nate Thayer

April 17, 2013

It is too bad I am not a spot news reporter anymore because this Elvis cum terrorist impersonator from Mississippi has left a goldmine of good stuff on his social media footprint.

Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man arrested for sending Ricin poison letters to the White House and his U.S. senator, is an Elvis impersonator. Is this a great country or what?

But he seems to stand a reasonable chance of getting off on account of being a couple of wontons short of a pu-pu platter.

In information released prior to his arrest in an intelligence bulletin obtained by the Associated Press, the FBI reported that both letters use the quote: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” And both are signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

A Facebook Page registered to “Kevin Curtis (Elvis Guy)”   of “1 800 JUSTICE BLVD Tupelo, MS 38801” also uses the quote:”To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance and “this is KC and I approve this message.”

On April 12, the Elvis impersonator terrorist from Mississippi endorsed the democratic candidate for Mayor in Tupelo, using the same exact phrase he used on the Ricin poison letters to Obama: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

If anyone from Mississippi is looking for a good local angle for the story, here it is from Paul Kevin Curtis FB Page: “((VOTE)) for my good friend Jason Shelton TUPELO MAYOR! Jason cares about we the people..ask me how I know either in a PM or this open forum…there will be NO SECRETS! This is KC and I approve this message.”

I wonder if Mayor Shelton has had any comment.

One FB post from this month seems particularly apropos:

“Hmmmm..This is just a crazy guess on my part (and what do I know, I’m just a performance artist with a fetish for pretty arched feet) buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…I’m thinking that no matter WHAT laws are EVER passed thru the REVOLVING doors of our justice $y$tem & Congress…..that BAD PEOPLE who refuse to allow God into their hearts will ALWAYS find a way to get their cowardly little hands on a weapon……I might also ad that if a person spends enough time on thinking how to take another person’s life, he or she could do so with a hair pin, a thumb tack or a wall clock (they just don’t have the “CLIP” like those ole nasty assault weapons do. I’ll leave you with one question……………”WHY IS IT GOOD OLE SAM WALTON CAN INSTALL THE EYES OF HEAVEN CAMERA SYSTEM IN EVERY WALMART OF THE WORLD WHERE THEY CAN SEE THIEVES COMING AND/OR GOING FROM A MILE AWAY AND CATCH 98% OF THOSE WHO TRY TO STEAL THEIR MERCHANDISE YET WE CAN’T APPLY THAT SAME TECHNOLOGY TOWARDS SECURING OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND PROTECTING OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET WHICH IS OUR CHILDREN…………..LEADERS OF THE FUTURE”? HMMMMMMMMMM”

TheBlaze.com reports that in a 2007 post on RipOffReport.com Curtis had sent  a number of letters to the same Mississippi senator who received the Ricin poisoned letters this week.

“I sent letters to State Representative Roger Wicker, Senator Trent Lott and Thad Cochran. I never heard a word from anyone. I even ran into Roger Wicker several different times while performing at special banquets and fundraisers in northeast, Mississippi but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me and would make a fast exit to the door when I engaged in conversation leading up to my case against NMMC.”

Kevin Curtis from the 2007 RipOffReport.com post writes he was fired from the North Mississippi Medical Center after he found “dismembered body parts” and a “severed head.”

“I escorted a young radiology technician to the morgue as she did not believe me. When she saw the body parts and severed head, she could not believe it either. We told every single person in Radiology what was in the old upright refrigerator.

I immediately noticed a change in the atmosphere. Security guards were all of a sudden around me…walking behind me and I could hear video camera’s zooming in on me as I walked down the hallways that night. Security followed me to the time card machine that night for the first time in 14 months.

The following day, I was called over the loud speaker for the first time since joining the team at NMMC. I was questioned by men I had never met in my life. I was asked to sign several false documents stating I was in an area of the NMMC that I was not authorized to be in and would be hereby suspended without pay while the matter at hand was investigated. I did not go to law school like my sister but I knew better than to sign something like that.”

“3 Years of research lead to countless court battles, cops harassing me weekly, death threats, personal & financial losses, several thefts, my home burned down, car exploded, marriage dissolved & bankruptcy,” says the 2007 post. “I have no faith left in the Mississippi Justice system. I feel my coming forward with my story and releasing it to news media all over the USA in 2001 has helped expose the illegal body parts and organ trade market world-wide,” he concludes. “I personally sent out more than a million emails in one year detailing what happened to me when I found the body parts at NMMC.”

The last FB post from Curtis was shortly before his arrest around 5:00 on Wednesday: “

“Family Of Jeff Bauman, Double Amputee In Viral Photo, Learned Of Injuries On Facebook”
Thank God for Facebook eh? (or is it “Mark Zuckerburg”) or is it those other teenagers from Harvard “they say” really created the software plan and Zuckerburg stole it from them)?? Which ever…who ever..THANKS…if it were not for you facebook…we would never find out in REAL TIME about our friends and family dying or being brutally killed in a car accident…you are always right there ON THE SCENE Facebook..who needs Dan Rather these day????? Hmmmm”

On his Facebook page, under “political views” Paul Kevin Curtis wrote: “Is facebook.com REALLY a place to advertise our political views? Really…throw me a frickin bone here someone!.”

It appears Mr. Curtis has thrown federal prosecutors a very big bone indeed.

Boston Massacre: April is the Holy Week for Homegrown U.S. Terrorist Movement

16 Apr

April Long Celebrated as the Holy Week for Domestic American Terrorist Movement

Who was responsible for the carnage against innocents and children in Boston?

UPDATE April 17, 2013 4:00pm

By Nate Thayer

I have no idea who orchestrated the terror in Boston that blew the legs off of little children, but I do know among the facts are these:

This week in April is the American domestic terrorist movement’s Holy Week

And recent history shows this week in April is strewn with a bloody trail of deadly attacks by homegrown far right wing armed U.S religious and political groups blowing up babies and innocents to draw attention to their political agenda.

The back story only fortifies why there is no excuse to not take a close hard look at our own homegrown terrorists.

While it has been widely speculated that the Boston terrorist attack was related to Islamic or Arab terrorists, where is the evidence?

The U.S. federal and local Boston authorities say they had no prior intelligence that suggested a terrorist attack was going to happen.

Fox News and the New York Post reported on Monday that a 20-year-old Saudi man was a “person of interest” in the attacks, and Fox said “it was still unclear to authorities as to whether the man was a victim or perpetrator.” The man suffered severe burns and was hospitalized as law enforcement analyzed surveillance video of someone with two backpacks near the race finish line said to be him. The hunt for the terrorists focused Tuesday on a Boston suburb where police seized bags at the home of the Saudi and interrogated his Arab roommate.

But by Tuesday it was being reported that the Saudi man “questioned in (the) Boston Marathon bombing is a witness not a suspect” and that law enforcement had “scoured Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi’s apartment after the attack.” His “roommates and friends say he’s shy and quiet.”

While the focus on the Saudi bombing victim dominated the headlines, what remains curiously ignored is the obvious.

“There are a lot of things that are surrounding this that would give an indication it may have been a domestic terrorist,” Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss of the Senate Intelligence Committee said after meeting with the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday.

Why, since we are invoking Him here in His many incarnations, in God’s name aren’t we seeing these truths blaring from the headlines and our television sets in the wake of this despicable carnage?

Let’s have a sober look at the evidence staring us right in the face, here in our own backyard, at least equally, before fanning the already white hot embers of racial, foreign, and religious conflict, which is, regarding the Boston massacre, so far, void of corroborating evidence.

The Boston bombings occurred on both Tax Day and “Patriots Day”, both high profile events at the top of the agenda of armed right-wing American extremist groups.

But even more significant than Tax Day and Patriots Day, this week marks the most politically incendiary anniversary for domestic American terrorists–the federal governments slaughter of 76 anti-government Christian extremists in Waco, Texas 20 years ago which has remained a rallying cry for the adherents of the armed U.S. terror groups intent on using violence to overthrow the U.S. government.

Further, this week in April marks the anniversary of what remains the most deadly act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.

 On that same day as the Waco Texas events two years later, April 19, 1995, white American Christian Timothy McVeigh, an adherent to the “Patriot Movement”, bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. McVeigh later confirmed he chose the date in April to protest the Waco events

Whether these dates are meaningful to the vast majority of the population is irrelevant.

They are–like Christmas and the Fourth of July is to other Americans–the dates of martyrdom recognized by those in America’s heartland who have vowed, and demonstrated their ability and intent, to violently confront the existing political system.

A dominant belief of the patriot and Christian Identity movement is that Americans have a constitutional right not to pay a federal income tax.

Many adherents of these groups directly identify with the Revolutionary War Minutemen, whose “shot heard around the world” in 1775 sparked the war of independence.

That day was officially commemorated on April 15—the day of the Boston Marathon bombing—in the Massachusetts state holiday, Patriots Day.

“It will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened, but we will find out,” President Obama said the day after the bombing. “We will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. We also know this: The American people refuse to be terrorized.”

But an unspoken corollary to this is that the dominant evidence shows it is American citizens who are responsible for most of the terrorism committed in the United States.

A May 2012 Congressional Research Service report says that, while there is a widely distributed list of officially designated foreign terrorist organizations, there is no such public list of domestic American terror groups.

“There is no official open-source roster of domestic groups that the FBI or other federal agencies target as terrorist organizations. The lack of such a designation may spring partly from First Amendment concerns. Such a list might discourage speech and expression related to the ideologies underpinning the activities of named groups.”

But the 2012 Congressional Research Service report also states “the vast majority—but not all—of the deadly terrorist attacks occurring in the United States have been perpetrated by domestic extremists.”

Whether publicly designated as such or not, these American right wing religious and political armed extremists, followers of the broadly defined Patriots Movement, members of the loosely organized armed “Militia Movement”, and practitioners of the theology of Christian Identity, are all firmly at the top of the internal terrorism watch list of the Federal government.

After the Oklahoma City bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, the government first blamed Arab terrorists. A Jordanian-American man was arrested before it became apparent the bombing was domestic terrorism.

Similarly, In Boston this week, a Saudi national was first widely reported to be a suspect, later downgraded to a ‘person of interest’, and by Wednesday cleared of any connection to the attacks except that he was a badly injured victim.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that the 20 year old Saudi student was innocent of the allegations.

“He was never categorized as a suspect; he was a person of interest. My understanding is that he totally cooperated and that he is no longer a person of interest,” Senator Saxby Chambliss said after the briefing, confirming the injured man remained hospitalized and had been exonerated.

Armed right wing American domestic terrorists are riddled with an array of splintered factions and loosely organized small cells that share anti-government, anti-tax, white supremacist, anti-Semitic, and Christian Identity philosophies under the umbrellas known as the Militia and Patriot Movements.

Here are a couple useful markers of historical relevance:

This week in April is the 238th anniversary of the “shot heard around the world” that sparked the American Revolutionary War of independence against Britain, a centerpiece date recognized by the political and religious extremist U.S. domestic armed terrorist movement. The Monday April 15 blast that killed three and injured 176 at the Boston marathon occurred on the Massachusetts holiday, “Patriots’ Day, commemorating that event.

April 15 is also the annual government Tax Day, another high octane issue among the far right political and extremist terrorist movement of white Americans.

And, perhaps most importantly, this week in April is the 20th anniversary of the U.S. federal government massacre of Christian cult extremists in Waco, Texas. That botched disaster, in which the U.S. government killed 76 religious extremists, including dozens of children, has been a rallying cry for U.S. based homegrown terrorists ever since.

The Waco massacre was the primary motivation for another terrorist attack, which occurred 18 years ago this week, on April 19, 1995.

Timothy McVeigh, a white American decorated army veteran placed a truck bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people, including 19 children under 6, and injured more than 600.

This makes this week the anniversary of the deadliest domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history.

These domestic terrorists believe that a religious and political doomsday is both imminent and necessary.

They believe in white supremacy, are virulently anti-Semitic, believe the United States Government, which they refer to as ZOG, Zionist Occupied Government, should be overthrown by armed force, and have a proven track record of violent domestic terrorism.

Why, since we are invoking Him here in His many incarnations, in God’s name aren’t we seeing these truths blaring from the headlines and our television sets in the wake of this despicable carnage?

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, convicted in the Oklahoma bombings, were both active supporters of the American far right, violent, anti-government, armed, Christian Identity, Patriot, and Militia terrorist movement. They testified they carried out the Oklahoma bombing in retaliation for the government organized carnage at Waco and the government murders of another poster child of the right wing militia supporters at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

McVeigh testified that he chose the date in April to commemorate the second anniversary of Waco.

McVeigh was photographed by the FBI at Waco during the siege and selling anti-U.S. government propaganda literature at the courthouse during the subsequent trial.

And what else happened in the annals of domestic bred U.S. terrorism this week in history?

Also on April 19, 1995, Richard Wayne Snell was executed by the U.S. federal government on the same day as both the Oklahoma bombing and the anniversary of the Waco Massacre.

The execution of Snell was intentionally designated to take place on the anniversary of Waco two years prior in 1993.

Earlier that same day, Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City.

In addition, this week in April is also the anniversary of the date of the start of the 1985 federal government siege on the Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas in 1985.

The federal government assault on CSAL is another high profile date commemorated by the fringe far right Christian Identity movement in the United States.

Who was Richard Snell?

Snell had plotted a similar attack on the Oklahoma federal building in 1983 in a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.  Also in 1983, Snell and several other CSAL members attempted to bomb a natural gas pipeline near Fulton, Arkansas. One CSAL member was later convicted of that crime. And in 1984, Snell murdered an Oklahoma pawn shop owner he mistakenly thought was Jewish. Later, he shot and killed a black Arkansas State Trooper.

The CSAL attracted the hard focus of federal law enforcement after Snell was arrested and CSAL took its confrontation with the federal government too far, plotting to assassinate the FBI lead agent investigating the group, special agent Jack Knox, Asa Hutchinson, the federal prosecutor assigned to the case, and the federal judge presiding over the trial.

Judge Kahl, like McVeigh, was a combat trained U.S. soldier, awarded the Silver Star during the Korean War. McVeigh was given a Bronze Star for his service during the 1991 Desert Storm Gulf War.

So, also this week in April in 1985, the federal government Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sent 300 federal agents to Elijah, Arkansas dressed as fishermen on fishing expeditions and booked into various local motels. On April 19, 1985, the government agents surrounded the CSAL compound and arrested the movement’s leaders.

In 1987, Snell and six other leaders of the National White Supremacist, Christian Identity, and Patriot Movement domestic terrorist organizations were indicted and charged with plotting the armed overthrow of the United States government.

The six were acquitted. But Snell was sentenced to death for the killing of the non-Jewish store owner.

Snell was executed this week in April–on April 19, 1995–the same day that Timothy McVeigh carried out the Oklahoma City bombing.

The week before, Snell appeared before at an Arkansas clemency board and quoted Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, demanding to be either executed or set free.

Snell’s last words before execution, which he made to the governor of Arkansas, were: “Governor Tucker, look over your shoulder; justice is coming. I wouldn’t trade places with you or any of your cronies. Hail His Victory. I am at peace.”

Timothy McVeigh and Richard Snell knew each another.

On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m., bombs blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil, killing168 people and injured hundreds.

About 90 minutes later, Timothy McVeigh was arrested on firearms charges. Snell was pronounced dead at 9:16 P.M. by the Lincoln County, Arkansas coroner.

After his execution, Snell’s body was taken by the Christian Identity movement to their headquarters in Elohim City and was honored with a three day open casket. His headstone reads: “Rev Richard Wayne Snell. Patriot.”

The events that day, along with the rest of the above trail of high octane dates in the U.S. nurtured and bred terrorist movement’s political calendar have percolated barely below the surface in America ever since. And they all had their anniversary‘s this week.

From this week in April 1775, when the “shot heard around the world” sparked the American Revolution and is a revered holiday for the U.S. terrorist movement, to this week in April 1985 when federal agents broke up a major terrorist organization in Arkansas, to this week in April 1993 when the federal government assault in Waco, Texas sparked the most high octane event which still fuels the U.S. domestic terrorist movement, to this week in April 1995 when Richard Snell was executed and is the anniversary of the deadliest domestic terror attack in U.S. history, to the April 15 Tax Day marked as a day of protest by the right wing armed militia movement, to the April terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon this week, there is a fertile track record of events of pivotal symbolic importance to the U.S. domestic terrorism movement.

It isn’t necessary to look to the Arab world for the only clues to launch an investigation of who is responsible for the Boston Massacre, because  this week in April has long been the American domestic terrorist movement’s holy week.

It is always easier to try to process an unacceptable, inexplicable tragedy through a prism of being the work of people who are different, who are others, who can be dehumanized, who can help us keep a comfortable distance between evil and our loved ones and our homes.

But, regardless of who blew up the children and innocents in Boston, evil equally lurks here at home as it does outside our political boundaries. The dirty little secret is evil lurks in the heart of man.

Ignoring the tumor of religious and racial and ethnic intolerance at home not only doesn’t make it go away, it gives the cancer comfort and nourishment to metastasize and ravage the body politic.

We need to take as hard an uncomfortable look at Waco and Oklahoma City as we do focusing solely our lazy, and ultimately, ineffectual harsh glare on Islamabad and Saudi Arabia.

We tried that bromide with Iraq after September 2011, and it didn’t go so well.

Let’s try to look inward after Boston April 2013 to see whether we can be serious about stopping this unspeakable strategy which pits one part of humanity against another to solve the problems common to all of God’s children.

What Did Che Guevera and Kim Il Sung Have in Common? They were both Racist Bigots

16 Apr

What Did Che Guevera and Kim Il Sung Have in Common? They were both Racial Supremacists

“The south Korean pro-American traitorous forces advocating the theory of ‘multiracial society’ are riffraffs who have not an iota of national soul, to say nothing of the elementary understanding of the view on the nation and social and historic development.”–Rodong Sinmun, official organ of the Korean Worker’s Party , 27 April 2006

Kim Il Sung and Che Guevara in Pyongyang

Kim Il Sung and Che Guevara in Pyongyang

“The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese.”Che Guevera. This, and the following quotes, are found in his 1952 diaries

“We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.”Che Guevera

“The Negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”– Che Guevara

The theory of “multiracial society” is a poison and anti-reunification logic aimed to emasculate the basic idea in the era of independent reunification. The anti-national logic is advocated in south Korea, contrary to the aspiration of the fellow countrymen–April 27, 2006 Korean Central News Agency

Kim Il Sung with Che(l) and Castro (r)

Kim Il Sung with Che(l) and Castro (r)


“Mexicans are a band of illiterate Indians.” – Che Guevara

“The first person we hit on was the mayor, someone called Cohen; we had heard a lot about him, that he was Jewish as far as money was concerned but a good sort.” – Che Guevara

The two revolutionaries share a fraternal ideological moment

The two revolutionaries share a fraternal ideological moment

“Rodong Sinmun Censures Theory of ‘Multiracial Society’”

    Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) — A strange farce to hamstring the essential characters of the Korean nation and seek for “multiracial society” is now being held in south Korea. In this regard Rodong Sinmun today runs a signed commentary, which censures the farce as an unpardonable bid to negate the homogeneity of the nation, make south Korea multiracial and Americanize it. To deny the peculiarity and advantages of the homogeneous nation now that dominationism and colonialism are posing a threat to the destiny of weak nations is a treacherous act of weakening the spirit of the nation, the commentary says, and goes on: The south Korean pro-American traitorous forces advocating the theory of “multiracial society” are riffraffs who have not an iota of national soul, to say nothing of the elementary understanding of the view on the nation and social and historic development.

If the homogeneity of the nation is not kept, the nation and the destiny of individuals cannot be defended from the U.S. dominationist moves and the attempt of the Japanese reactionaries for invasion of Korea, which is revealed in their claim to Tok Islet, cannot be checked.

The theory of “multiracial society” is a poison and anti-reunification logic aimed to emasculate the basic idea in the era of independent reunification. The anti-national logic is advocated in south Korea, contrary to the aspiration of the fellow countrymen. This is ascribable to the criminal attempt of the pro-American elements including the Grand National Party to make the north and the south different in lineages, block the June 15 era of reunification and seek the permanent division of the nation and the manipulation of the U.S. behind the scene.

The commentary calls upon the people from all walks of life in south Korea to decisively reject the anti-national moves of the sycophantic traitorous forces to tarnish the lineage of the Korean nation and obliterate it, bereft of the Juche character and national character. April 27, 2006 Korean Central News Agency

A Peak In the Public Mailbox: Debate on state of journalism runs from supportive to, well, very not–with a dash of the amusing and odd.

14 Apr

A Peak Into the Public Mailbox: Debate on state of journalism runs from very supportive to, well, very not–with an entertaining dash of the amusing and odd.

Maybe the North Korean Ministry of Agitation and Propaganda are on to Something

By Nate Thayer

April 13, 2013

In the last few weeks I can’t help but to have the thought that this mass adulation of free speech, critical thinking, debate-the-issues-important-to-the-common-good-in- the-public-square shtick, might be a bit over-hyped.

I confess to fleeting feelings of sympathy for the approach taken by, say, the authorities of North Korea, whose citizens enjoy the warm serenity protected in the womb of The Mother Party, where the destabilizing consequences to the public order of expressing an opinion have been cleverly addressed by not allowing the Proletariat to say, well, just about anything. The masses are not burdened with such tangential tasks and can just concentrate on basking in the bounty of opportunity and human dignity provided for them by those in their halls of power.

Some elements of the entrenched Free Press would appear to better serve the interests of society under the benevolent supervision and guidance of the Ministry of Agitation and Propaganda.

But that sentiment I enjoy only in my fleeting twisted Walter Mitty moments. Continue reading

Social Media Frightens Me: The Thoughtful Confessions of a Confirmed Skeptic

12 Apr

Social Media Frightens Me: The Thoughtful Confessions of a Confirmed Skeptic

By Nate Thayer

April 12, 2012

In all honesty, I don’t feel comfortable engaging in this whole social media thingamagig.

But I am not an idiot.

I knew I had to get with the program.

I was confronted with this realization when recently I found myself talking out loud to my pal, my dog Lamont, in an increasingly prolonged non-dialogue, and I noticed his alarmed, quizzical expression of concern.

It then abruptly dawned on me that my telephone rarely rang anymore.

 Actual human-to-human conversation employing ones vocal chords as a once unquestionably central tool had become not just an infrequent occurrence, but bordered on an oddity.

There was the possibility I had been on an alcohol fueled bender during this transition, vaguely defined by a period of years, when, without me noticing, human interaction via human sounds in most any form had seemingly become considered no longer an efficient or useful method of communication.

Other major changes in the world surrounding me had gone unprocessed partially as a consequence of the youthful indiscretions of an affection for recreational chemicals, so there was an historical track record that gave credence to this theory.

So, not long ago, I concluded I best get with the program. Continue reading

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