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Jul. 7th, 2015 05:24 am
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"If you don't feel 'normal', your mission is to make your abnormal 'normal'. I refer you, again, to David Bowie.

"Similarly, freaks, when people say, 'That is not what we do,' you reply, 'That is not what we do - YET.'"

-- Caitlin Moran, 2014-01-01 ( two tweets)

[Happy birthday to Alex Latzko!]

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Source: THIS WORLD, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (reprinted from The Recorder, 8/11/93), Date: 9/19/93, Title: “Fishy Deals,” Author: Todd Woody SSU Censored Researcher: Tim Gordon SYNOPSIS: If California is a national trendsetter, as is often said, the rest of the nation had better become aware of the latest environ­mental trend underway there. With Governor Pete Wilson’s […]

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yes, it's me.

Jul. 6th, 2015 10:29 pm
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Having a breathing tube down your throat right near the vocal cords can make you sound funny, even days later. I'm mostly done coughing up crud, I hope, but I sound far more like a grumpy basso non-profundo and far less like a soprano than usual. Getting a lot of rest, despite the helpful attentions of the cats, who really want to sit on my feet more than I like. Jenny also has decided to sing to me late at night, which is charming and not that rest-inducing -- but she is being Nurseycat, and I can't object to that.

My attention span is not quite enough to let me watch all of anything, so it's a good thing Netflix is set up for people skipping from one thing to another.

And my innards are still twinge-y. But percocet is a lovely thing indeed.

I am having good dreams, which is always good. Some of them I even remember. :)

23. The Biggest Drug Bust of All

Jul. 7th, 2015 02:03 am
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Sources: USA TODAY, Date: 10/11/93, Title: “Studies find drug program not effective,” Author: Dennis Cauchon; PREVENTION FILE, Date: Fall 1993, Title: “Schools and Prevention: What’s the Right Mix?,” Author: University of California at San Diego Extension SSU Censored Researcher: Katie Maloney SYNOPSIS: In 1983, Daryl Gates, then Los Angeles police chief, created DARE-Drug Abuse Resistance […]

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22. Stinger Missiles Sting

Jul. 7th, 2015 01:58 am
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Sources: CHICAGO TRIBUNE Date: 12/6/92, Title: “CIA stung in Afghan missile deal,” Author: Uli Schmetzer; SANTA ROSA (CA) PRESS DEMOCRAT NEWS SERVICES, Date: 7/24/93, Title: “U.S. outbid for Stingers” SSU Censored Researcher: Paul Chambers SYNOPSIS: Now that the Cold War is over, the Central Intelli­gence Agency (CIA) is desperately trying to buy back hundreds of […]

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Sources: IN THESE TIMES, Date: 7/26/93, Title: “Deep Pile of Trouble,” Author: Aushra Abouzeid; PUBLIC CITIZEN HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP HEALTH LETTER, Date: March 1993, Title: “Carpet Chemicals May Pose Serious Health Risks” SSU Censored Researcher: Tim Gordon SYNOPSIS: For a number of years, the carpet industry and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have received complaints […]

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Sources: SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, Date: 4/14/93, Title: “Reports show ADL/SFPD spy net reach,” Author: Tim Redmond; Date: 9/29/93,  Title: `ADL Deal Dies,” Author: Jane Hunter; LIES OF OUR TIMES, Date: July/August 1993, Title: “The ADL and Civil Liberties,” Author: Mitchell Kaidy; SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, Date: 10/7/93, Title: “Judge rules ADL need not open its […]

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Source: MULTINATIONAL MONITOR, Date: July/August 1993, Title: “Justice for Sale,” Author: Holley Knaus SSU Censored Researcher: Gerald Austin SYNOPSIS: While big corpora­tions have, for years, pressured all areas of government to limit the corporate sector’s level of responsi­bility for wrongdoing, they have developed a new practice that goes beyond simply stalling the legal process. Rather […]

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Sources: SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL, Date: 4/5/93, Title: `Anniversary vigil to remember massacre of Bangladeshi hill tribes,” Author: Charlotte Sankey; THE GUARDIAN, Date: 5/8/92, Title: “Massacres in Bangladesh,” Author: Robin Hanbury; TENSION, Date: 5/24/92, Title: “Murder among the Hill People,” Author: Aditi Sharma SSU Censored Researcher: Sunil Sharma SYNOPSIS: One of the most horri­fying acts of mass […]

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Sources: LIES OF OUR TIMES, Date: November 1993, Title: “Ancient Forests Meet the Press,” Author: Jeffrey St. Clair; THE NATION, Date: 8/23/93, Title: “Munich in the Redwoods,” Author: Alexander Cockburn SSU Censored Researcher: Sunil Sharma SYNOPSIS: On July 1, in the wake of the forest summit held in Portland, Oregon on April 2, 1993, President […]

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Sources: Z MAGAZINE, Date: May 1993, Title: “Who is Destroying the Rainforests?,” Author: Susan Meeker-Lowry; GREEN MAGAZINE, Date: December 1992, Title: “The Drilling Fields,” Author: Damien Lewis SYNOPSIS: The destruction of the world’s rainforests has been one of the hottest topics in the past few years. Today, “Save the Rainforest” T-shirts, posters, calendars, and bags […]

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Sources: PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Date: 4/16/93 Title: “Malnutrition in Cuba so severe, thousands are losing their sight” Author: Lizette Alvarez; THE CUBA ADVOCATE Date: May 1993 Title: “Dateline: Miami” Authors: Jamie York and Emily Coffey; SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Date: I 1/4/93 Title: “Allies desert U.S. on Cuban embargo” SYNOPSIS: In mid-April, 1993, the Knight-Ridder News Service […]

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Source: COVERTACTION Date: Spring 1993 Title: “Public Relationships: Hill & Knowlton, Robert Gray, and the CIA” Author: Johan Carlisle SYNOPSIS: Edmund Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important by far than them all. So it once may have been. Today it […]

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Sources: THE PROGRESSIVE Date: January 1993 Title: “Citizens Shut Out” Author: Jeremy Weintraub; ROLLING STONE Date: 10/28/93 Title: “Congress: Kill NAFTA-The free-trade agreement is a bad deal” Author: William Grieder; THE TEXAS OBSERVER Date: 6/18/93 Title: “Mexico Buys Free Trade” Author: Don Hazen SYNOPSIS: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, […]

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Sources: DENVER WESTWORD, Date: 9/30/92+, Title: “Rocky Flats Grand Jury” series, Authors: Bryan Abas and Patricia Calhoun; HARPER’S MAGAZINE, Date: 12/92, Title: “Readings: The Grand Jury Report”;  THE DENVER POST, Date: 1/5/93, Title: “Panel: Flats probe thwarted” Authors: Kelly Richmond and Robert Kowalski; THE WASHINGTON POST, Date: 8/11/93, Title: “Free the Rocky Flats 23,” Author: […]

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11. Maquiladoras In Silicon Valley

Jul. 7th, 2015 01:26 am
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Source: THE NATION, Date: 4/19/93, Title: “Silicon Valley Sweatshops: High Tech’s Dirty Little Secret,” Author: Elizabeth Kadetsky SSU Censored Researcher: Jesse Boggs SYNOPSIS: In two high-profile visits to Silicon Valley, California’s high-tech “paradise,” President Bill Clinton has praised that industry as a model for America’s economic future, which “will move America forward to a stronger […]

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Sources: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Date: 11/1/93, Title: “Key Haiti Leaders Said To Have Been In The C.I.A.’s Pay,” Author: Tim Weiner; PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE, Dates: 10/20/93; 11/2/93, Titles: “What’s Behind Washington’s Silence on Haiti Drug Connection?;” “A Haitian Call to Arms,” Author: Dennis Bernstein; SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, Date: 11/3/93, Title: “The CIA’s Haitian […]

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Source: SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, Date: Fall 1993, Title: “Poverty, Inc. Why the poor pay more-and who really profits,” Authors: Mike Hudson, Eric Bates, Barry Yeoman, Adam Feuerstem SYNOPSIS: Want to know what is the hottest new profit center for big blue-chip corporations like ITT, General Motors, American Express, and others? The acceptable term is “fringe banking;” […]

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8. America’s Deadly Doctors

Jul. 7th, 2015 01:15 am
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Source: WOMAN’S DAY, Date: 10/12/93, Title: “Deadly Doctors” Author: Sue Browder SYNOPSIS: The trust Americans put into their doctors may be sorely misplaced. According to estimates, five percent to 10 percent of doc­tors-some 30,000 to 60,000­could be hazardous to your health. A study by Public Citizen’s Health Research Group concluded that medical negligence in hospitals […]

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Source: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Date: 3/22/93, Title: “The Killing Fields,” Author: Robert H. Boyle SYNOPSIS: “It’s hard to believe, but the ecological disasters caused by the oil spills from the Exxon Valdez, in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 1989 and the Braer, off Scotland’s Shetland Island, in 1993 seem to pale when compared with the chronic […]

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Sources: THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Dates: 1/27/93, 7/28/93, Titles: “Army Resumes Biological ­Agent Tests At Dugway After 10­Year Cessation;” “Dugway to test disease-causing agents at remote lab,” Author: Jim Woolf, Date: 9/21/93, Title: “Dugway Base Cited for 22 Waste Violations,” Author: Laurie Sullivan; HIGH COUNTRY NEWS, Date: 8/9/93, Title: “Blowarfare is back,” Author: Jon Christensen; […]

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Source: THE NATION, Date: 3/15/93, Title: “Chernobyl-The Hidden Tragedy,” Author: Jay M. Gould SYNOPSIS: A devastating book on the far-reaching dimensions of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, written by Vladimir Chernousenko, a Ukrain­ian nuclear physicist involved in the emergency cleanup, has not received the media attention it deserves. Chernousenko, fired from his post at the Ukrainian […]

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Source: MULTINATIONAL MONITOR, Date: January/February 1993, Title: “Public Assets, Private Profits: The U.S. Corporate Welfare Rolls,” (Editorial intro­duction to special issue reprinted.), Authors: Chris Lewis, Laurence H. Kallen, Jonathan Dushoff, David Lapp, Randal O’Toole SYNOPSIS: In his presidential campaign, Bill Clinton called for welfare reform, decried welfare cheats, and emphasized workfare. But he failed to […]

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Gentle Readers
a newsletter made for sharing
volume 4, number 2
6th July 2015: boil it to a brilliant blue
What I’ve been up to

Surprisingly little, actually, though I did go to a rather interesting conference, about the meaning of love, at a housing co-op in Manchester.

A picture

https://gentlereaders.uk/pics/thou-art-a-scholar

Mar. Thou'rt a scholar; speak to it, Horatio.
Hor. Well, who knew... I mean, what are the chances you'd ask me that just after my college's "Speaking To Ghosts 101" course was oversubscribed? I mean I tried to get a place on it, but it's, like, the most popular course in the whole university, isn't it? Duh.
 

A poem of mine
 
SHATTERED
 
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said...
I couldn't comprehend his speech;
he spoke a tongue I didn't understand.
It might have meant “a statue's on a beach”...
at least, he let me see vacation snaps
and there was quite a lot of sand about
and one old statue, African perhaps,
or Indian, I'm in a bit of doubt.)
   So anyway, I saw the statue's face:
   its nose was crinkled, like a lord who sniffs.
   And then there was some writing on the base;
   I couldn't read it. It was hieroglyphs.
It all seems kind of strange, and far away,
but must have had some meaning in its day.
 
Something wonderful
https://gentlereaders.uk/pics/salford-rainbow

The end of the rainbow-- it was in Salford all along

I'm pretty sure you were taught the order of the colours of the rainbow-- maybe with "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain", or perhaps with someone named "Roy G. Biv". Either way, the standard colour sequence is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. The obvious question is: what on earth is indigo?

The sequence we all learned is taken from a book called Opticks, written by Isaac Newton in 1704. In this book he sets out his discoveries about the way light breaks up as it passes through a prism. Newton was a rather superstitious person, and he believed that the number seven is really important, so it seemed good to have seven colours. Here's the diagram he drew.
 
https://gentlereaders.uk/pics/newton-opticks

The colour Newton calls "blue" comes immediately after green. So it's a greenish blue-- what we might now call cyan, or turquoise. Indigo, then, must be blue-- and in fact it's the name of a dye with a deep and brilliant blue colour.

Blue has always been a difficult colour to produce. The Ancient Egyptians knew the art of making things blue, but with the fall of the Roman Empire their technology was lost. In the Middle Ages blue was so rare that it was worn only by the very rich. One of a very few places you could get blue dye was from the indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria, a kind of bean. You take the plant's leaves, soak them in water, and wait for them to ferment. Then you drain off the water and mix the residue with a strong alkali, such as lye. Heaven knows how they discovered this.
https://gentlereaders.uk/pics/indigo-plant

The indigo plant comes from India, as you may have guessed from the name. By the eighteenth century it was also grown in other hot parts of the world, such as Mexico and the southern United States. Predictably those who farmed the plants and extracted the dye were soon slaves; there was a major non-violent revolt in Bengal in March 1859, which was severely suppressed.

Must indigo be grown? Can it be produced in a lab instead? Yes, it can: Adolf von Baeyer discovered how, which won him the 1905 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. These days almost all indigo dye produced is artificial, and most of it goes on dyeing denim jeans.

The indigo plant can only grow in hot climates. But there's another plant with similar properties, which grows even in Britain: a kind of cabbage called woad (Isatis tinctoria). There is a story that the Picts used to dye their bodies with woad, and strip naked to scare invaders. It's probably untrue, and based on a misreading of Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Which is a shame, because there aren't many things more likely to make you run away than naked blue people smelling of rotten leaves.

Something from someone else

WOAD SONG (to the tune of "Men of Harlech")
by William Hope-Jones

What's the good of wearing braces,
Vests, and pants, and boots with laces?
Spats, or hats you buy in places
Down the Brompton Road?
What's the use of shirts of cotton,
Studs that always get forgotten?
Such affairs are simply rotten:
Better far is woad.

Woad's the stuff to show men.
Woad to scare your foemen:
Boil it to a brilliant hue
And rub it on your back and your ab-do-men.
Ancient Briton never hit on
Anything as good as woad to fit on
Neck, or knees, or where you sit on!
Tailors, you be blowed.

Romans came across the Channel
All wrapped up in tin and flannel:
Half a pint of woad per man'll
Dress us more than these.
Saxons, you can waste your stitches
Building beds for bugs in breeches:
We have woad to clothe us, which is
Not a nest for fleas.

Romans, keep your armours!
Saxons, your pyjamas!
Hairy coats were meant for goats,
Gorillas, yaks, retriever dogs, and llamas.
Tramp up Snowdon with your woad on,
Never mind if you get rained or snowed on.
Never want a button sewed on.
Go, the Ancient B's.

Colophon

Gentle Readers is published on Mondays and Thursdays, and I want you to share it. The archives are at https://gentlereaders.uk, and so is a form to get on the mailing list. If you have anything to say or reply, or you want to be added or removed from the mailing list, I’m at thomas@thurman.org.uk and I’d love to hear from you. The newsletter is reader-supported; please pledge something if you can afford to, and please don't if you can't. ISSN 2057-052X. Love and peace to you all.
 

1. It’s You The U.S. Is Killing

Jul. 6th, 2015 11:40 pm
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Sources: DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Date: 9/25/93, Title: “U.N. Says U.S. Dangerous for Children,” Author: Gayle Reaves; USA TODAY, Date: 6/16/93, Title: “Report: 12M kids go hungry in USA,” SYNOPSIS: While politicians and the media play their adult games, the United States has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for young people-and […]

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Sources: THE ANIMALS AGENDA, Date: March/April 1994, Title: “Eating beef in Britain is becoming risky business,” Author: Joyce D’Silva; IN THESE TIMES, Date: 1/24/94, Title: “How Now Mad Cow?” Author: Joel Bleifuss SSU Censored Researcher: Kate Kauffman SYNOPSIS: A new and ghastly dis­ease which turns the brain sponge-­like and has been attacking dairy cows in […]

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Source: Personal letter and documents, Date: 10/11/94, Author: Stephen Bertman SYNOPSIS: On August 2, 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new epilepsy drug in more than ten years. The approval was announced with considerable fanfare at a press conference held at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington, DC. On August […]

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Source: SAN FRANCISCO CHRON­ICLE, Date: 3/21/94, Title: “Selling Dirty Air Is Big Business: One firm’s smog is another’s gold,” Author: Jonathan Marshall SSU Censored Researcher: Jennifer Burns SYNOPSIS: Where “plastics” was once the hot word for young busi­ness entrepreneurs, the word today might be “pollution.” Under a national initiative, passed into law in the 1990 […]

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Source: MUCKRAKER Date: October 1994 Title: “Over-the-Counter Diet Pills and Cerebral Hemorrhages” Author: Diana Hembree SSU Censored Researcher: Jessica Nystrom SYNOPSIS: On the morning of October 12, 1990, 41-year-old Arlette Cannata took a popular diet pill called Acutrim, advertised as a safe and effective way to lose weight. Later that day she col­lapsed, was rushed […]

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Sources: LEGAL TIMES, Date: 9/5/94, Title: “Target of Suit Doesn’t (Officially) Exist,” Author: Benjamin Wittes; PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT (POGO), Dates: 8/2/94, 8/16/94, September 1994, Titles: “Government Hides Illegal Disposal of Toxic Waste Through Secrecy” and “High Levels of Dioxins Found in Former Worker at Secret Air Force Base,” Author: Scott H. Amey SSU Censored […]

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Source: IN THESE TIMES, Date: 3/21/94, Title: “Risky Business: A Proposed EPA reform may leave Americans even more exposed to the dangers of pesticides,” Author: William K. Burke SSU Censored Researcher: Paul Giusto SYNOPSIS: The only U.S. law that entitles Americans to a carcinogen­-free food supply is being threatened by the Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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19. Cesarean Sections Epidemic

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Source: HEALTH LETTER, Date: June 1994, Title: “Unnecessary Cesarean Sections: Curing a National Epidemic,” Author: Public Citizen Health Research Group SSU Censored Researcher: Jennifer Bums SYNOPSIS: While the U.S. cesarean (c) section rate, which sky­rocketed during the 1980s, has plateaued and begun a very slow reversal, nearly one in four pregnant women still have a […]

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Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Date: 7/29/94, Title: “Pharmacists Paid To Suggest Drugs,” Author: Gina Kolata SSU Censored Researcher: Susan Kashack SYNOPSIS: Major drug companies have started to pay pharmacists to promote their drugs over those of their competitors. In an investigative report in The New York Times, Gina Kolata explains how the process works […]

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Source: FREEDOM FORUM, Date: February 1994, Title: DEATH BY CHEESE­BURGER: High School journalism in the 1990s and Beyond, Authors: Alice Bonner and Judith Hines SSU Censored Researcher: Jennifer Bums SYNOPSIS: In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment did not apply to student journalists. In “Hazelwood School District vs. Kuhlmeier,” the Court […]

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16. Fallibility of the AIDS Test

Jul. 6th, 2015 10:39 pm
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Sources: NEW YORK NATIVE, Dates: 8/15/94, 8/29/94, Titles: “Widow sues blood bank over misdiagnosis” and “Ohio woman awarded $100,000 after error in HIV antibody test”; LONDON SUNDAY TIMES, Date: 8/1/93, Title: “New doubts over Aids infec­tion as HIV test declared invalid,” Author: Neville Hodgkinson SSU Censored Researcher: Jennifer Bums SYNOPSIS: In July 1994, the widow […]

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15. DARE Program Cover-up Continues

Jul. 6th, 2015 10:33 pm
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Sources: QUILL Date: May 1994, Title: “Editor’s deadline changes to DARE piece stir trouble,” Author: Richard P Cunningham THE BOSTON GLOBE Date: 9/29/94, Title: “US rejects unfavorable DARE study,” Author: Sean P Murphy; USA TODAY, Date: 10/4/94, Title: “Study critical of DARE rejected,” Author: Dennis Cauchon SSU Censored Researcher: Jessica Nystrom SYNOPSIS: The 23rd Censored […]

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Source: MOTHER JONES Date: May/June 1994 Title: “Faulty Rods” Author: Ashley Craddock SSU Censored Researcher: Dan Tomerlin SYNOPSIS: The critical fuel rods in 108 of our nation’s licensed nuclear power plants are failing in increasing numbers and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) knows about it … but is doing nothing. Fuel rods, zirconium alloy tubes […]

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Source: PUBLIC CITIZEN, Date: January/February 1994, Title: “What the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Won’t Tell You: Aging Reactors, Poorly Trained Workers,” Authors: Matthew Freedman and Jim Riccio SSU Censored Researcher: Kate Kauffman SYNOPSIS: Secret internal industry documents obtained by Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy Project reveal that America’s nuclear reactors have more serious safety, training, and […]

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Source: SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS Date: 9/25/94 Title: “Environment: Why not a three-strikes law for corpora­tions?,” Author: Gary Hart SSU Censored Researcher: Lori Stone SYNOPSIS: In March 1994, the Unocal Corporation quietly pled guilty to three misdemeanor counts of spilling oil, agreed to clean up the spill, and to pay $1.5 million in criminal fines. The […]

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11. The Treasury Ignores S&L Crimes

Jul. 6th, 2015 10:20 pm
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Source: IN THESE TIMES Dates: 5/30/94, 6/13/94, Titles: “The 21st FinCENtury” and “Crime of the FinCENtury,” Author: Joel Bleifuss SSU Censored Researcher: Will Beaubien SYNOPSIS: The database of all financial databases is operated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a division of the Treasury Department, and is known as FinCEN for short. It was estab­lished […]

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Source: USA TODAY, Date: 3/10/94, Title: “Crimes against women: Media part of problem for masking violence in the language of love,” Author: Ann Jones SYNOPSIS: A man guns down his former wife and her new boyfriend; reporters call it a “love triangle.” A man shoots and kills several co-workers, including a woman who refused to […]

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Source: EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL, Date: Fall 1994, Title: “Project HAARP: The Military’s Plan to Alter the Ionosphere,” Authors: Clare Zickuhr and Gar Smith SYNOPSIS: The Pentagon’s mys­terious HAARP project, now under construction at an isolated Air Force facility near Gakona, Alaska, marks the first step toward creating the world’s most powerful “ionos­pheric heater.” The High […]

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8. The Return of Tuberculosis

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Source: WORLD WATCH, Date: July/August 1994, Title: “Why Don’t We Stop Tuberculosis?,” Author: Anne E. Platt SYNOPSIS: Tuberculosis, thought to be a disease of the past, has surged back with a vengeance and now kills more people than any other infectious or communicable disease in the world-despite the fact that it is curable. Today, the […]

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Source: MOTHER JONES, Date: July/August 1994, Title: “Special Report: A Farewell To Fish?,” Authors: Peter Steinhart, Hal Bernton, Brad Matsen, Ray Troll, and Deborah Cramer SYNOPSIS: While the world’s oceans are almost totally fished out and while millions of people starve, the world’s fishing fleets waste about 60 billion pounds of fish and seafood every […]

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Sources: SECRECY & GOVERNMENT BULLETIN, Date: March 1994, Title: “Protecting Government Against the Public,” Author: Steven Aftergood; COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW, Date: March/April 1994, Title: “The Radiation Story No One Would Touch,” Author: Geoffrey Sea SYNOPSIS: As the secrecy ban is finally lifted, the unethical, immoral, and illegal Cold War radi­ation experiments on unsuspecting humans by […]

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Source: IN THESE TIMES, Date: 1/24/94, Title: “Full of holes: Clinton’s retreat on the ozone crisis,” Author: David Moberg SYNOPSIS: Since the United States banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) aerosols in the late `70s, increasing evidence has revealed that both the destruction of the ozone layer and the resulting dan­gers to human health and the ecosystem are […]

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Source: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT­ABILITY PROJECT, Date: September 1994, Title: “Poisoning Ourselves: The Impact of Incineration on Food and Human Health, An Executive Summary,” Author: Mick G. Harrison, Esq. SYNOPSIS: By the latter part of the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under­stood two very important facts that should have fundamentally altered the nation’s waste disposal […]

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Source: NEWSDAY Date: 7/28/94 Title: “Flak for Defense Merger” Author: Patrick J. Sloyan SYNOPSIS: The Pentagon is secretly funneling taxpayer dollars to giant military contractors to help them grow even larger. This extra­ordinary Pentagon ploy to pay defense contractors billions of dol­lars to underwrite expenses con­nected with acquisitions and mergers was approved without any announcement […]

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Source: IN THESE TIMES, Date: 8/8/94, Title: “Right Wing Confidential,” Author: Joel Bleifuss SYNOPSIS: Observers of the nation’s political scene, who wonder why the United States took a sharp right turn in 1994, should know about the Council for National Policy (CNP). In May 1981, under a tent in the backyard of political strategist Richard […]

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