Monthly Archives: September 2011 - Page 2

LIONEL PODCAST: America Wants The Truth. Not This Drivel.

Marshall McLuhan said, “A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.” Sound familiar? This describes to a tee the cretinous coterie of Boeotians who spew projectile verbal egesta daily on the soon to be extinct cable news corrals. With nary a clue, they fill the air with apodictic, Manichean, hamfisted vacuity.

Today’s 24/7 barking seal media take vapidity to new levels. These echo chamber, stenographic sheeple are presenters, reading from prompters the White House’s message verbatim. They’re latter day Pravda. What they leave out is criminal. What they report is filtered, vetted, spun, rinsed and dried. If I had the opportunity to compete against these trolls, here’s what I’d do.

Sorry, you have to listen to the podcast. I don’t give ideas away for free. I’m not a missionary.

And, oh yeah. About that cat.

LIONEL PODCAST: In Support Of Torture (Inter Alia)

Torture is defined as the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty. Assume arguendo that it was used as criminal punishment in cases of the actually guilty. Assume further that crime rates dropped significantly and precipitously. In these examples, would you advocate its use as punishment (N.B. not to induce confessions or testimony)? Imagine this instrument being used. Or a trocar, soldering iron, name your poison.

Applying the usual issue analysis that most folks employ, they would have answered yes or no immediately. But when you apply critical thinking and issue analysis, the answer is variable. I’ve always objected to torture and the death penalty for two main reasons, viz. (a) erroneous convictions; and (2) no proof of crime reduction. I’m not an absolutist. As for torture, some of the prisons themselves that we’ve sentenced folks to constitute a form of torture.

Notice the reference to inter alia. In today’s podcast I also throw into the mix more critical thinking applications as to vaccines and the Bachmann-Perry Gardasil controversy, the UK’s racist/homophobe hit parade and the slow and deliberate punishment of  thought crimes in our increasingly repressed society.

In every endeavor that humans involve themselves, the ability to employ critical thinking is essential.

LIONEL PODCAST: Criminal Law 101 That You Absolutely Need To Know

Innocent until proven indigent. – LIONEL

I can’t believe how little people know about the rudiments of their American criminal law. And I’m not pulling some pedantic, priggish, know-it-all angle. You simply cannot function as a viable and sentient American citizen if you’re not minimally conversant with the rudiments of your system.

In this podcast I illustrate some essential criminal law tenets using the crime of DUI as an illustration. I also explain such abecedarian fundamentals as what exactly is/are law, a crime, misdemeanors versus felonies, the fundamental constitutional precepts that are controlling, Miranda, the mighty Fifth and what to do when arrested. And how to avoid it — other than not committing crimes.

And woven throughout this and every podcast is my homage to critical thinking. There isn’t an issue that can and should be tackled without a healthy application of logically-tiered analysis.

Thank you for subscribing. I truly appreciate your faith and support.

LIONEL PODCAST: 9/11 “Conspiracy” In A Nutshell And As A Learning Tool

If you want to begin a fascinating journey, let me take you through the initial layers of 9/11 fact. Not theories, not suppositions or hunches but fact(s). When that moment of discovery happens, that singular EUREKA! moment, you will forever change. When the epiphany hits, you’ll simply never be the same. How could you have missed so much? How could you have been so bamboozled by the Ted Baxter sock puppet, echo chamber, bumper sticker, stenographic MSM? Remember, this isn’t about naming co-conspirators of the now heralded and fabled “inside job.” Sorry, that’s not my bag.

What will astound you is how you know nothing about the massive compilation of data, data that were right before your very eyes. Hidden in plain sight. Data that you abandoned for a media soft sell, a pabulum-heavy saccharine yarn about dark and evil Arabs who hated our freedom. If you can keep an open mind and critically think, you are about to enter a thinking process that will forever change how you view the world. And the truth.

Let me make this very clear. If I were a juror and was charged with determining whether the official account was proved beyond a reasonable doubt (criminal law burden of proof), I would have to render a verdict of not guilty. Because the official story is replete and riddled with reasonable doubt — doubt with which I can attach a reason. And how people who claim to be conversant with the facts don’t see the problems attendant with the official accepted account is beyond me. And, again, let me make this clear: Finding there to be reasonable doubt does not mean that an inside job or conspiracy was proved. In fact, if the best-sourced and most storied “truthers” were to put their case on, I’d likewise be forced to find a reasonable doubt as to the existence of a conspiracy, viz. an internal, governmental cabal. Because, after all, the inside job could in fact be the handiwork of the terrorists themselves.

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.  (Otto von Bismarck)

Think, my children. Critically think.

LIONEL PODCAST: A Critical Thinking Tutorial

Truth. You’ve never seen it. Ever. Think about it. Truth implies a certitude in verity. Pure, unadulterated, unedited and unspun. It simply doesn’t exist.

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

Michael Scriven & Richard Paul (presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987) [Citation]

Would that it were that simple. In this podcast, I provide a tutorial on how to interpret and synthesize the news, politics and matters of international governance. But be warned, it destroys every layer of conventional wisdom. It eliminates labels and advances the complete destruction of the fictitious and illusory left-right paradigm.



LIONEL PODCAST: Ted Baxter Wants You Dead!

The MSM network and cable news monkey want you dead. Brain dead, that is. The sock puppet, barking seal “presstitute” wants you rendered neutral via disinformation and spin and pap. It’s a concerted effort, a conspiracy, if you will, between the government and its official stenographers.

The government contrives and prevaricates while its Pravda takes down everything and through a Pavlovian obeisance regurgitates the bumper sticker, playbook bunkum in the echo chamber. The MSM work with the establishment regime that’s fooled the public into thinking the left-right paradigm’s alive and well. It is but an illusion.

And as for elections, I’m sorry to say, but the late Philip Berrigan said it best. “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal.”

And the media’s latest co-conspirator act of treachery? Working in tandem, albeit mindlessly, with the Feds to hijack reason and systematically habituate our citizens to the relentless and indefatigable broadcasting of a message of vulnerability to the anonymous terrorist. The quintessential bogeyman.

PODCAST: 9/11 Ten Years Later. Still Scared After All These Years.

This is what we’ve become ten tears later. This. I just can’t watch the coverage. It makes me psychically sick. I simply am not satisfied with anything about the official account of 9/11. None of it.

My government’s abandoned first responders after lying to them. Not to mention it lied about Iraq, Afghanistan, WMDs, Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch, smoking guns and mushroom clouds. The biggest crime scene in the history was cleaned up with a celerity that has never been explained. The Zadroga Act was passed with a fight I never understood. First responders have to prove they’re not terrorists by being vetted in a database. How can this happen? But we play a great game of “remembering” on TV. Well, lose the TV remembering and start with actual compensation. Help these people and their families.

I buy nothing. Not the officials story and not the schmaltz that elected con-artist officials pour on to convince me somehow that they share my horror. Least of all the Botoxed, lacquered Ted Baxters who read scripts and prompters like the barking seal, monkey sockpuppets they are. God help us all.

Bless the murdered. Avenge everyone responsible for this. I’ll do my part.

LIONEL PODCAST: Demand Answers to 9/11 Questions!

I’m not a nut, a loon or a conspiracy anything. I’m an open-minded, sentient American citizen who is well-acquainted with the lies of history and governments. Tolstoy said that history would be an excellent thing if only it were true. And I’ve been force-fed lies by my government throughout my life. Not my country, mind you, but its various governments.

In this podcast I explain the abecedarian and rudimentary event structure of 9/11. There are five: South Tower WTC (United Airlines FLT 175); North Tower WTC (American Airlines FLT 11); WTC Building 7; Shanksville, PA (United Airlines FLT 93) and The Pentagon (United Airlines FLT 175). Tangential and subsidiary issues are also subsumed therein. Each of the crash scenes are replete with amazing allegations and absolutely incredible claims in one form or another.

As I explain in this podcast, there are a few rules to remember as a serious student of 9/11.

  • This is not about a conspiracy. This is a review of the facts advanced in the “official story,” including media memes, lore and myth. This is a careful and exacting dissection of that which was presented to the American people as the official account.
  • It’s their story. Translation: It’s not up to me to supply the why. It’s not my duty or interest to answer the question who could be so dastardly as to do something like this including the alleged terrorists who hate our freedom. Or something. It’s the story as presented by the government and through the stenographic, sockpuppet sheeple media.
  • There is and has been no evidence to connect and/or accuse anyone of complicity or involvement in the worst case of domestic terrorism save the aforementioned freedom-hating terrorists. To be specific, no credible evidence shows that either Messrs. Bush or Cheney or any of their associates or government officials are involved causally in 9/11. There has been no competent evidence of an “inside job.” I’m a trial lawyer by profession; I demand evidence not supposition or hunches.
  • Merely look at the evidence and ask how this could be. Use common sense and critical thinking. You don’t have to be a physics professor to know elementary Newtonian principles nor do you need to be a metallurgist or engineer or architect to know and be conversant with gravity.

And, finally, never ever be afraid to question and demand proof. Napoleon said that history is a myth men agree to believe. Well, not this man.

And oh, yes. That third beam in the photo: What does it denote?

LIONEL PODCAST: 9/11. Stop Asking Questions. Stop Investigating. Stop Thinking. That’s An Order.

First, look at this photo captured from the video described herein. Just look at it closely. Notice anything odd?

The much cited AP story reads verbatim as indicated infra.

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A new video shows a cloud of gray smoke rising in the sky minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in western Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Tribune-Democrat newspaper of Johnstown says the video was filmed and narrated by Somerset County resident Dave Berkebile, who died this year.

Berkebile calmly reports a plane has crashed a few miles from his Berlin home and assumes a link to the other terror attacks that day.

Donna Glessner is collecting oral histories for the National Park Service. She believes the video is the earliest footage of the crash in Shanksville, a rural area southeast of Pittsburgh.

Flight 93 crashed as passengers fought four hijackers. Investigators believe the plane was going 580 mph upon impact.

Forty passengers and crew members perished.

This is the same crash site located a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania near Shanksville. Notice anything odd?

Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland, who was appointed to the 9/11 commission in 2002, became the chief critic of the Bush White House stonewalling over the release of documents and blatant and deliberate lack of cooperation.

In October 2033, Cleland said the Bush administration was purposely stalling the investigation because of the 2004 election. Cleland said, “As each day goes by, we learn that this government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists before Sept. 11 than it has ever admitted.” I’ll bet you won’t be hearing too much from Ol’ Max in the immediate future as we remember 9/11.

Likewise, “We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting,” commission member Tim Roemer told CNN. “We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy.”

9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerry also has unanswered questions. In a Salon.com piece he believes that there are legitimate reasons to believe an alternative version to the official story. “There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version,” Kerry said. The commission had limited time and limited resources to pursue its investigation, and its access to key documents and witnesses was obstructed by government agencies and key administration officials.

I guess Cleland, Roemer and Kerry are tin foil hat conspiracy nuts.

LIONEL PODCAST: Labor Day?!

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts said it best in a piece entitled “Labor Day” should be renamed “Corporation Day” or “War Day”, the most poignant and horrible statements anent this alleged celebration of labor. “Labor Day is an anachronism. It should be renamed Corporation Day or War Day to celebrate the success of Bush/Obama in eliminating labor unions as a countervailing power to corporate power and the elevation of War as the highest goal of the American state.”

The professional barking seal, sock puppet left has nary a clue what to do. Their central casting “intellectual” Keynesian marionettes, viz. Krugman and Reich, spout the patellar reflex message of stimulus. Translation: More Fed counterfeiting. The hard-core demented right are trained to bark union busting chants and muddled expressions of concern over socialism, with nary a clue as to what that even means. Our POTUS follows the edict of the globalist manifesto and all the while, the middle and working class are royally screwed. And that’s putting it mildly.