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  • babylonthegreat 2:39 pm on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders by John Potash 

    The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders

    Former Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight stands 6-foot-3 and weighs in around 320 pounds, according to a 2008 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrest report. And during Death Row’s 1990s success, when it was home to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and grossed more than $100 million (according to a 1996 Lynn Hirschberg New York Times Magazine article), Knight was known to use his size and general Compton persona to intimidate. It was Knight, after all, who basically called out Sean “Puffy” Combs at the 1995 Source Awards, arguably the first shot across the bow of the ’90s East Coast vs. West Coast rap wars.

    And while these days Knight certainly doesn’t truck the financial clout or muscle he once did (see: a 2007 Washington Post profile that reported Knight was “hopping aboard the positivity train”), the man and his label certainly cut a formidable profile in the popular imagination. Which makes local independent journalist John Potash’s claim that Death Row was a U.S. intelligence front against black activism both initially hard to believe and absolutely unnerving. “I believe that Death Row Records, which included dozens and dozens of police officers at all levels, according to a high-level police officer that investigated them, was a front company and was trying to continue penal coercion and mess up [Tupac Shakur’s] head,” Potash says during a weekday morning phone interview. “Death Row, of course, published the most negative songs he ever produced.”

    It’s a theory he develops rigorously in his self-published book The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers & Linked Ethnic Leftists and its accompanying self-produced documentary of the same name that screens June 16 at Cyclops Books and Music. Potash’s Death Row argument stems from research linking CIA/Contra/crack-entangled drug trafficker Freeway Rick Ross to Death Row business partner Michael “Harry-O” Harris, as documented in the investigative journalism of Gary Webb (1998’s Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion), Ronin Ro (1998’s Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records), Craig Unger (2004’s House of Bush, House of Saud), and New Yorker articles, as detailed in a few of the 1,014 endnotes that annotate The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders. The book-length argument involves a pattern of similar attacks and discrediting campaigns against black leaders and musicians that run throughout Shakur’s career. [read more]

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  • babylonthegreat 1:21 am on December 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Echelon Conspiracy (2009) – Official Movie Trailer 

    Echelon Conspiracy

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  • babylonthegreat 10:43 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Climate Gate Fuckery : Is Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty? 

    • hkyson 11:40 pm on December 12, 2009 Permalink

      “Climategate” started out when there appeared on the Internet a collection of e-mails of a group of climatologists who work in the University of East Anglia in England. These documents reveal that some climatologists of international preeminence have manipulated the data of their investigations and have strongly tried to discredit climatologists who are not convinced that the increasing quantities of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are the cause of global warming.

      It is true that a majority of the scientists who study climatic tendencies in our atmosphere have arrived at the conclusion that the world’s climate is changing, and they have convinced a group of politicians, some of whom are politically powerful, of the truth of their conclusions.

      A minority, however, is skeptical. Some believe that recent data that suggest that the average temperature of the atmosphere is going up can be explained by natural variations in solar radiation and that global warming is a temporary phenomenon. Others believe that the historical evidence indicating that the temperature of the atmosphere is going up at a dangerous rate is simply not reliable.

      Such lacks of agreement are common in the sciences. They are reduced and eventually eliminated with the accumulation of new evidence and of more refined theories or even by completely new ones. Such debates can persist for a period of decades. Academics often throw invective at one another in these debates. But typically this does not mean much.

      But the case of climate change is different. If the evidence indicates that global warming is progressive, is caused principally by our industrial processes, and will probably cause disastrous changes in our atmosphere before the end of the twenty-first century, then we do not have the time to verify precisely if this evidence is reliable. Such a process would be a question of many years of new investigations. And if the alarmist climatologists are right, such a delay would be tragic for all humanity.

      The difficulty is that economic and climatologic systems are very complicated. They are not like celestial mechanics, which involves only the interaction of gravity and centrifugal force, and efforts to construct computerized models to describe these complicated systems simply cannot include all the factors that are influential in the evolution of these complicated systems.

      All this does not necessarily indicate that the alarmist climatologists are not right. But it really means that if global warming is occurring, we cannot know exactly what will be the average temperature of our atmosphere in the year 2100 and what will be the average sea level of the world’s ocean in that year.

      It also means that we cannot be confident that efforts by the industrialized countries to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere will have a significant influence on the evolution of the world’s climate.

      Alas, the reduction of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would be very costly and would greatly change the lives of all the inhabitants of our planet–with the possibility (perhaps even the probability!) that all these efforts will be completely useless.

      Harleigh Kyson Jr.

  • babylonthegreat 10:48 pm on February 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Echelon Conspiracy (2009) – Official Movie Trailer 

    Echelon Conspiracy

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  • babylonthegreat 11:17 pm on February 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    The New World Order – The Movie 

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