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At least according to Paris Review.
We can all just get along!
7:00 p.m. We will discuss the issues of his press statement:
Mythbusters Challenged by Who Bombed Judi Bari?
Cast member & bomb-maker Retired FBI Agent Frank Doyle–found liable in $4.4 million federal lawsuit for lying about bomb in Judi Bari’s car–is now proposed subject of a Myth to bust
Website for upcoming Bay Area screenings, trailer: http://whobombedjudibari.com/
Mythbusters is being challenged to bust a myth about one of its own cast, bomb-maker Frank Doyle, who along with other law enforcement officers, lost a $4.4 million federal lawsuit court for lying and violating the U.S. Constitution around the 1990 Oakland bombing of Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney (Bari v. Doyle C-91 1057CW). A press conference will be held on Thursday, May 23 at Mythbusters’ M5 Industries, 1268 Missouri, San Francisco to challenge Mythbusters to confirm or bust a chilling statement that Doyle presumably made at the scene of the bombing that has a mythology of its own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBzYAZ2AV7Y&feature=youtu.be
Cherney produced a feature documentary with Director Mary Liz Thomson, Who Bombed Judi Bari? that will screen five times in the Bay Area May 20-25 around the 23rd anniversary of the bombing and the Official Judi Bari Day in Oakland. The film asserts that Frank Doyle can be heard on the FBI’s own bomb scene footage saying, “This is it, go to it. This is the Final Exam. Right here.” Doyle denied–under oath–making the statement. The statement is important to the case because Doyle taught a bomb school on Louisiana-Pacific Lumber Company property near Eureka just 30 days before the bombing. One of Doyle’s students, who testified that the insides of cars were blown up with pipe bombs at bomb school, was also present with Doyle at the bombing of the inside of Judi Bari’s car. In essence, Doyle created the very unusual crime scene at bomb school that he would take charge of 30 days later in Oakland.
Cherney penned a letter that was received on May 8 by both Mythbusters attorney Joel Behr of Beverly Hills and its star Jamie Hyneman in San Francisco that states, “Mythbusters may have accidently shot a cannonball through the home and car of a Bay area resident, but Frank Doyle deliberately blew a hole through the civil rights of two American citizens.”
Cherney wrote, “We challenge Mythbusters to confirm or bust a long-held assertion that Frank Doyle can be heard on FBI video footage taken at the scene of the car bombing, chuckling and making the chilling statement, ‘This is the final exam.’ We know that Doyle, de facto, at minimum covered up the tracks of someone who tried to assassinate one of the most prominent, rising environmental stars in our nation’s history.”
Why try to bust this myth and why now? “It’s the 23rd anniversary of the bombing and it’s time to solve this case,” Cherney said. The production company of Who Bombed Judi Bari? is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, conviction and incarceration of the bomber. Recently, Cherney won a court order requiring the FBI to preserve bombing evidence for testing, after the FBI announced it planned to destroy it. The evidence is now with a Bay area forensic laboratory in an attempt to identify the bomber through fingerprint or DNA analysis. “Nothing screams FBI cover-up louder than the fact that it tried to destroy the critical evidence it never even properly examined,” said case attorney Ben Rosenfeld.
The letter to Mythbusters continues: “So two of the principle adversaries of Earth First!-LP and the FBI-coordinated an event where the insides of cars were blown up with pipe bombs, thirty days before the bombing of the inside of Judi Bari’s car…. To thicken the plot, an additional bomb went off two weeks after bomb school at an L-P sawmill in Cloverdale, CA. This bomb was manufactured by the same individual(s) who bombed Judi Bari’s car, as revealed in a letter taking credit for both bombs….
“Mythbusters is uniquely situated to utilize available technologies and expertise to compare the voice on the recording, which we have provided, to exemplars of Mr. Doyle’s voice, including from at least a dozen appearances he has made on the show…. Evidence shows that the FBI was aware on the scene that the car bomb was triggered by a motion detection device and was filled with nails for shrapnel effect, making it ludicrously impossible to think we were carrying the device, especially under the driver’s seat. Is Doyle protecting the identity of the bomber(s), and if so, why?… In these days of increased awareness of domestic terrorism, we should vigilantly leave no stone unturned.”
Did you know that if you spray vinegar straight up into the air it will destroy the chem trails? But you have to do it before the wind blows the chems away!
And here’s the science!
This looks like it’s going to be fun!
What: Annual theatrical presentation by the drama students of South Fork High School! When: Thursday thru Sunday, May 16th – 19th, 2013 Where: Mateel Community Center Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Kids & Seniors
This year the South Fork High School’s drama presentation will be the Who’s Classic Rock Opera: “Tommy” …
The South Fork High School Performing Arts Department is proud to announce its annual Spring Play, this year being the Who’s “Tommy” which runs at the Mateel Community Center May 16th through 18th at 8pm, and May 19th at 2pm.
Based on the first-ever rock opera penned by the Who’s Pete Townsend, “Tommy” follows the story of young Tommy Walker, born in London on Victory Day at the end of World War II. His father, a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, was presumed dead when he crashed in enemy territory.
Without giving away too many spoilers, young Tommy witnesses a murder, and the resulting trauma renders him “deaf, dumb and blind” – at least, psychologically speaking. His mother, Nora, and stepfather, Frank try in vain to cure him, but fail to get through to Tommy.
In the meantime, Tommy experiences abuse at the hands of relatives, and the parents experience caretaker burnout. Then, young Tommy discovers pinball – and nothing is ever the same!
Some people complained that when this play was set for the stage in the early 90′s, the music and story had become watered down from the Who’s original vision, but we have stayed true to the rock ‘n roll roots and story of this most epic rock opera.
Be prepared to rock your way through the story of Tommy’s journey from the depths of despair to the heights of spiritual ecstasy! And the young talent of Southern Humboldt will satisfy your rock cravings from the opening notes of the show up to the final curtain.
It seems like we just reelected Paul. Was it three years ago already?
My good friend John is already posting news of a potential new candidate.
Rose is still talking about “how bad it is” – the sky perpetually falling. She’s not quite predicting Paul’s demise at this point, but considering “how bad it is,” his only chance is if nobody wants the position because – it’s all so bad. She’s been writing his political epitaph for years now, and maybe it’ll apply this time. Or the next time. Or the next.
Strong recommendation for a documentary entitled “Protagonist.” On instant Netflix.
It’s about the lives of four men: a German radical terrorist who worked with Carlos the Jackal, A former Kung Foo fanatic (the director’s husband who inspired the theme), A bank robber turned journalist, and a gay cure specialist fundamentalist minister turned transvestite entertainer. All four had rough childhoods and wrestled with their dark side and the overwhelming drive for a feeling of certainty – something I’m very familiar with. It plays with comparisons between Euripides themes and the real lives of these very dynamic men. The director is Jessica Yu, who’s done some other excellent documentaries. Nothing like Arguing the World. Well, maybe a little in that the film addresses major changes in life philosophy and outlook, but not dry at all. Each chapter begins with a puppet rendition of a Euripides play, including the gory scenes of The Bacchae.
And just for fun, she also did this short film Sour Death Balls, which I recognized as soon as it came up on Youtube along with the Protagonist trailer. It plays at the Exploratorium in the section about the mind.
Peter Martin is championing a woman suing to enforce the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the California Constitution against what she says is the active government promotion of religion.
According to Martin, Jager testified that city staff drafted a proclamation and prepared a letter promoting the 2012 prayer breakfast.
”These two documents were prepared by city staff during working hours,” Martin said. “He may not feel that is inappropriate, but I think we will leave that up to a court to decide.”
Jager confirmed Friday that he had asked Deputy City Clerk Suzanne Ziemer to type up a letter promoting the breakfast, but said he doesn’t see that as a misuse of city time.
”It maybe took her two minutes to type up,” he said. “I mean God Almighty, we are really splitting hairs here.”
As a matter of law, I’m not certain that the time is relevant, only that public resources were used to promote a religion. It comes down to the details of the prayer breakfast. Public prayers have been upheld at the Federal level, but Peter Martin is arguing that California law is tougher.
The complaint cites a Hindu prayer delivered last summer as in violation. Is the City of Eureka really promoting Hinduism? In the movie Slackers it was suggested that the cartoon Smurfs was part of a plot acclimating us all to blue people – so we can deal with the return of Govinda.