New Film Exonerates Michael Jackson

Square One: New Witness in Michael Jackson Case

Directed by Danny Wu (2019)

Film Review

This documentary concerns the mainstream media’s misportrayal of the late Michael Jackson as a Caucasian wannabe and pedophile. The new witness is a New York acquaintance of Jordan Chandler, the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit Jackson settled in 1993. The woman reveals Chandler, still a major Jackson fan, considered him incapable of the predatory behavior he was accused of.

It was only in viewing this film I learned that Jackson suffered from lupus, a serious autoimmune disease responsible, not only for his vitiligo,* but for the complete erosion of his nasal cartilage, requiring numerous reconstructive surgeries.

The video also details the extensive police and FBI investigations of the star’s alleged pedophilia. He was totally exonerated of all criminal charges against him in 2005.

Despite these facts, a quirk in California law forced Jackson to settle a civil lawsuit pertaining to the same victim a year earlier. In 1994, an unconstitutional judicial ruling allowed the civil lawsuit to proceed before the criminal case was resolved. Concerned Jackson’s deposition in the civil case would give criminal prosecutors an unfair advantage (by revealing the defense strategy), Jackson’s lawyers advised him to settle.

The documentary also reveals the blackmail/extortion scheme Jordan Chandler’s father subjected Jackson to prior to going to the police (and filing the lawsuit). Chandlers’ parents were divorced, and his dentist father Evan illegally took custody of Jordan and gave him to sodium amytal  injections, presumably to pressure him to incriminate Jackson. The full amount of the settlement was (subject to a non-disclosure agreement) was covered by Jackson’s insurance.

Following his acquittal, Jackson successfully defended a second lawsuit (for child sexual abuse) in 1995. He also won a $2.7 million defamation suit against Victor Gutierrez, for his 2007 Michael Jackson Was My Lover.

Following his death in 2009, there would be two further lawsuits filed against his estate. They were dismissed in 2017.

 

 

More proof Methane spike due to US ecocidal Frackers.. Stopping it could delay Climate Catastrophe

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions (in large part related to fracking) of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

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[Top] Optical gas imaging by Earthworks reveals normally invisible air pollution from an unlit flare. [Bottom] A regular still image taken at the same time and place shows what you see with the naked eye

Oil and Gas Firms “Have Had Far Worse Climate Impact Than Thought” –

Back in 2007 we already got this news in a Nature published study by Robert Howarth and c . But the US media and corrupt capitalist politicians denied the proof, even when images from space showed huge clouds of methane over the gigantic US fracking fields .(PDF) Methane and the Greenhouse-Gas Footprint 2007

Obama was only able to implement a call for voluntary checks by the gangster style US energy industry on the then already over one million fracking wells, all with zero methane management, excused even from the Clean water legislation, and half of them already abandoned.“Fracking” Shale…

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Collusion: Franklin Roosevelt, British Intelligence, and the Secret Campaign to Push the US Into War

Following the defeat of Poland after barely five weeks of fighting, Hitler appealed to Britain and France for peace. His plea was rejected. After British and French leaders made clear their determination to continue the war, Germany struck in the West in May 1940. Military and political leaders in Britain and France were confident that their forces would prevail. After all, those two countries had more soldiers, more artillery, more tanks and armored vehicles, and vastly more impressive and numerous naval vessels, than did the Germans. Nonetheless, in just six weeks German forces subdued France and forced the British to flee to their island nation. Hitler then launched yet another peace initiative. In a dramatic July 19, 1940, appeal for an end to the conflict, he stressed that his proposal did not in any way harm vital British interests or violate British honor. This offer was also rejected, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill vowed to continue the war.

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President Roosvelt, Prime Minister Churchill and premier Stalin, at the historic “Big Three” conference in Yalta, February 1945
By Mark Weber – Institute for Historical Review – February 2020

We’ve heard a lot recently about alleged secret and illegal collaboration by prominent Americans with foreign governments. Collusion is widely regarded as so malign and disgraceful that any official who cooperates with a foreign power in an underhanded way is considered unfit to hold public office. In particular, politicians and media commentators have been charging that devious cooperation by Donald Trump with the government of Ukraine or Russia renders him unfit to be President.

However valid such accusations may be, secretive and unlawful collusion by an American leader with a foreign power that subverts the US political process is not new. The most far-reaching and flagrant case was by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1940-41.

The stage for this had been set…

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My Journey Through Tijuana for the Best Surgery $2,000 Can Buy

An illustration of a couple looking at a wall of medical bills next to an operating room where doctors are waiting.
Illustration: Mark Wang

My Journey Through Tijuana for the Best Surgery $2,000 Can Buy

Orthopedic surgery would have bankrupted us in the United States. So we went to Mexico instead.

“Holy shit,” my husband said when he saw the doctor’s son pull over and park his car next to a small, concrete building in the neighborhood of Nueva Tijuana. The exterior paint of the clinic was peeling and there were bars on the windows. We parked and stared at the clinic silently without getting out of the truck. I’d hoped $2,000 for orthopedic surgery was going to buy us something a little nicer than this.

Five days earlier, Aaron and I drove the half-hour from our rental home in the Mexican beach community of Rosarito to Tijuana’s Zona Río to see what we could do about his ankle, which was broken in two places after a hard landing off of a step in the house. We pulled up to Hospital Angeles, which has a reputation among American tourists for being the best private hospital in the city. Valets greeted us in the parking lot. They let Aaron wait in our car by the entrance so he wouldn’t have to put any further strain on his injury. I hurried inside to see how soon I would be able to schedule an appointment with a doctor. Neither of us had health insurance.

We’d been living in Rosarito for two months. I was working as a freelance writer, and Aaron was an independent contractor in construction and roofing sales. For most of his adult life, Aaron didn’t have health insurance, instead paying cash when he got sick and using superglue to repair injuries that would have otherwise required stitches — a sort of DIY version of a procedure doctors actually do. The last time I shopped for health insurance was in 2017 when we were living in Texas. The cheapest plan I could find on the ACA marketplace cost around $700 a month — a significant bump from the $200 a month we’d paid when I’d had a staff job at a newspaper. The plan had poor reviews on HealthCare.gov and didn’t include the good hospital just a few miles from our home, where I would want to go in an emergency. I felt like I was about to set our money on fire. So we decided to go without insurance, especially since we were thinking about leaving Texas to take advantage of our flexible work situations.

That’s how we ended up living in northern Baja, joining the millions of people who commute between Tijuana and San Diego at the busiest international border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. Medical tourism is one of the leading industries connecting the two regions […]

Via https://gen.medium.com/my-journey-through-tijuana-for-the-best-surgery-2-000-can-buy-be51f1bfcffd

Phthalates Linked with Autism in Boys, say researchers

The researchers analyzed data from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals, or MIREC, project, which enrolled 2,001 women during their first trimester of pregnancy from 10 cities in Canada between 2008 and 2011.

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A new study has linked pregnant women’s exposure to phthalate chemicals (common in U.S. food packaging and personal care/home care products) to brain health in boys.  More specifically, a first of its kind new study has demonstrated a link between pregnant women’s exposure to the endocrine disrupting toxic chemical family known as “phthalates” and autism in boys.  (Boys are four times more likely to develop Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than girls.)

The good news (there is rarely good news attached to these type of findings) is that pregnant women can mediate these adverse outcomes by taking folic acid as a dietary supplement during the first trimester of pregnancy.

“One of the most important findings is how adequate folic acid supplementation in pregnancy may offset the potential harmful effects of phthalates in regard to autistic traits.”

-Dr. Youssef Oulhote, study coauthor and assistant professor of biostatistics and…

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U.S. Intel Briefs Bernie Sanders That Russia is Trying to Boost His Presidential Run

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By Patrick Henningsen | 21st Century Wire | February 21, 2020

“It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? It just keeps getting worse and worse.”
– Grady Seasons in The Color of Money

Just when you thought America would eventually get over its addiction to scapegoating The Russians!™ for helping any anti-establishment or political outsider to get elected, there they go again.

As I predicted earlier this morning, it was only a question of time before the US establishment would blame those dastardly Russians for Bernie Sanders double-digit lead in national polls.

It was only yesterday, when we learned how the “IC” aka the vaunted Intelligence Community (a verified oxymoron at this point) has finally decided that the Russians are already active behind the scenes trying to swing the 2020 US Presidential Election in favor of President Trump.

Then 24 hours later the great paragon of honest journalism, the Washington Post, then tells us that intelligence officials have briefed Senator Bernie Sanders about how Russia is attempting to elevate his presidential campaign (no actual specifics were given, only a gut feeling we’re told) as part of a grand plot to “interfere with the Democratic contest.”

Of course, the Post’s source for this ‘bombshell’ was no one specific, just “according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence” […]

via U.S. Intel Briefs Bernie Sanders That Russia is Trying to Boost His Presidential Run

Bangladesh: A Study in Western Colonial Exploitation

Scrapped

RT (2015)

Film Review

Scrapped is a documentary about the shipbreaking industry in Chittagong, which dismantles and reclaims the vast majority of the world’s ships. The second largest industry in Bangladesh, it produces enormous profits, given the country has no metal resources of its own.

Located in the poorest region in Bangladesh, the industry pays an average wage of $3 a day. Owners seem oblivious to national child labor and workplace safety laws, with 13 workers killed on the job in 2013 and 12 in 2015. As the mayor of Chittagong runs his own shipbreaking yard, the city is quite lax about legal enforcement.

After paying a yard manager a substantial bribe, cameramen are allowed to film inside one shipyard for three minutes.

Otherwise filmmakers rely on a local “human rights” activist for most of their information. The latter receives a €2,500 annual grant from the European Union to monitor worker safety in his city’s shipbreaking yards.