Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Sept. 29, 2009 --

At around 11:30 AM today I received the following email from reporter Sanne Specht at the Medford Oregon, Mail-Tribune:

"Hi Mike,

The BOLI Commissioner just this morning returned my call(s). You were right. The judgement is against your (defunct?) biz. They cannot collect from you - unless you return to Oregon and start another biz etc. "

Avakian apologized for the misleading press release and for not being clearer in his comments regarding your specific case."

Gee, what was it Mark Twain said, "A lie is halfway around the world before the truth even gets its shoes on." Or... as Neil Young said, "Oh, oh the damage done." All I can say is if Avakian blew that part -- at a time when Bluemark was trying to sell CoLLapse to dsitributors -- what else did he get wrong? And to what purpose? I kind of agree with Chris Smith that there's no reason to think Avakian's foot-in-mouth, personally-delivered, widely distributed press release impacted CoLLapse's future -- too much. -- And when is anyone going to get that FTW is not an ongoing business under any name or function???? -- I am a singer/songwriter now. If you want to attack me now, attack my music, which I hope to have you all hearing soon.

While the original press release was blasted all over and hyped by the Oregon State Labor Cimmissioner personally, the "correction" will only be buried someplace in the back pages and the wires won't see it. The hateful bloggers won't admit it. But I think the Medford Mail Tribune will be publishing a follow-up soon; maybe tomorrow. Let's see if it gets the same placement or travels the internet as fast as the first one did. It doesn't matter.

It's about the message of sustainability and it never was about me.



james strauss said...

I told you this would go away.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like this is the first time Sanne Specht has had a hand in 'writing before researching'.

Conspiracy Against
a Good Cop

eyeballs said...

China seeks major stake in Nigerian oil, daily reports

toner deeski said...

2 US Troops Killed in the Philippines

Paul said...

US giant bunker-buster bomb project rushed since Iran's Qom site discovered


The Pentagon has brought forward to December 2009 the target-date for producing the first 15-ton super bunker-buster bomb (GBU-57A/B) Massive Ordinance Penetrator, which can reach a depth of 60.09 meters underground before exploding. DEBKAfile's military sources report that top defense agencies and air force units were also working against the clock to adapt the bay of a B2a Stealth bomber for carrying and delivering the bomb.
The Pentagon has ordered the number of bombs rolling off the production line increased from four to ten - a rush job triggered in May by the discovery that Iran was hiding a second uranium enrichment plant under a mountain near Qom - a discovery which prompted this week's international outcry.
Congress has since quietly inserted the necessary funding in the 2009 budget.


Thanks to George Ure’s Urban Survival site for the lead. I believe the Web-bot project has predicted from its analysis that Israel will bomb a nuclear facility in Iran later this year with unexpected and disastrous consequences. My uncertainty is because I have not read the predictions first hand, only the summary posted here some time ago (eyeballs?).

The same project also predicted increased earthquake/tsunami events - which seems to be coming true with today’s major quake and tsunami in Sumatra. There is a very scary graph on George’s site which shows what looks like a very significant increase in earthquake activity since the turn of the century.


RanD said...

Paul... Good show on "US giant bunker-buster bomb project rushed since Iran's Qom site discovered".

To fill in more of the picture go to (http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/29/fmr_un_weapons_inspector_scott_ritter) and you can't help but appreciate why Iran's setting off 4th of July sparklers and why we need to ask ourselves why Obama, Blair, Sarkozy, Merkel, and Israel are so all stirred up about a nation who's not invaded anybody in modern times and has never had any of those really big bang things in its hip pocket.

Your guess is as good as mine.