Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Wonderful to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the nineteenth day of July, 2011, another hot, hazy and humid one out there on the beaches of this little sand bar created by the Last Great Ice age over 11,500 years ago–from the tip of Cape Cod proper in Provincetown, as seen above in the symbol of the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest granite structure in America today, to the sometimes foggy island of Nantucket, an island once called, ‘the faraway island’ by native American Indians whose influence is still felt in this mystical region of this great country of ours, where, and I quote my friend Don Henley, “the old world shadows hang heavy in the air…” Speaking of old world shadows, an Australian news mogul by the name of Rupert, “arrrrgghhh matie!”, Murdoch, the Chairman and CEO and part owner of News Corporation, arguably one of the most influential corporations on planet earth, will be facing the fire in London in forty five minutes or so (you can watch it LIVE on Current TV with the Dean of modern day journalism, Mr. Keith Olbermann), as the old man of the sea has been ‘invited for tea?’ to the Houses of Parliament to answer questions ranging from ‘how much did you know about the vicious and illegal telephone and computer hacking (4000 cases thus far) of members of the Royal family, victims of the London terrorists attacks (77), families of dead service members, as well as a little girl who was missing and later found dead. This does not even begin to delve into the cozy relationship Murdoch had with not only Members of Parliament, but with Scotland Yard, London’s premier police/security force, whose commissioner and number two recently tendered their resignations (based on the tremendous shame of numerous cases of bribery partaken in by not only cops on the beat, but senior police officials as well), with more to follow, casting a dark shadow on present British Prime Minister David Cameron, who not only employed senior executives from now defunct “News of the World”, but many believe was owned by Murdoch, as so many British (and possibly American, right FBI?) politicians were right along with him, driven by FEAR, as he carried them around in his pocket ‘like so many nickles and dimes’. Questions also now are raised here in the U.S., especially regarding Rupert Murdoch’s possible involvement of hacking into phone lines of the victims after the attacks on 9/11–conservative papers such as the Wall Street Journal (owned by Murdoch) announced, in a very suspicious and defensive position yesterday on it’s editorial page, just how put upon that poor paper is, how innocent it is, how TRUSTWORTHY it is…really? Seriously? No one, no serious, intelligent person, can tell US that Murdoch, who was more akin to corrupt mobsters, portrayed so well by Marlon Brando in the classic film “The Godfather”, than he was to the credible “news man” he claimed to be. He has blindly, to date, denied everything, stating that he did not know about the hacking, when it is far more likely that he knew ALL of it, and most would conclude that he probably ORDERED it. Think about FOX NEWS for just a moment. Where is the fair? Where is the balance? Those adjectives, or virtues, do not compute in the world of Rupert Murdoch just based on the FACT that most of these politicians were AFRAID of him, much like David and Charles Koch would like to have it in this nation. Thus, one must be at least mildly interested in the goings on over at FOX, for if the old adage is true, “the fish stinks from the head down”, then Rupert Murdoch is going to need a stiff drink after this day is through. Please keep the refugees on the Somalian/Kenyan border in your thoughts and prayers, and should you wish to donate, please dial into www.savethechildren.org or care.org, your donations will go a long way in saving a LIFE! Have a nice day. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
July 19, 2011
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