Fraud, extortion, money laundering and a rash of mysterious deaths are the usual earmarks of any successful crime family. However, these are also the very public characteristics of JP Morgan Chase Bank, which many Americans consider to be one of the most successful crime families in the world. Though it is not your “traditional” mafia family, a quick Google search of the phrase “JP Morgan Chase criminal activities” will return a list of criminal activities that would rival the infamous Five Families of New York. Most recently, the third in a string of mysterious deaths involving JP Morgan Chase bankers has occurred. Have decades of unethical practices weighed so heavily on its employees that JP Morgan Chase bankers are taking their own lives? Or is it that the job (whether it is located at JP Morgan Chase or not) is so stressful that those in the field tend to break more often? Or, is there some other underlying reason that there have been so many deaths surrounding the global financial institution and a possible coverup?
Browsing Conspiracy Theories
When George Orwell wrote his classic novel “1984” in 1948, he was convinced that we would be living in a Big Brother society by 1984. However, he was more than a decade off the mark. It wasn’t until the emergence of Google that we started to see the beginnings of a system which wants to place its tentacles into every aspect of our lives. I should start off by admitting that I am a Google user. I have a Gmail email address, I use Google Maps to find my way about, I use Chrome to browse the Internet, and the search engine to make queries. I have often thought about making a complete break from Google and taking my information elsewhere. But what stops me? Quite simply, it feels too difficult. It isn’t convenient to start moving stuff around. And that is the way Google has designed it. They have given us services for free which are cool, useful and make us productive. We think nothing of signing up, so we can be one of the cool kids. But, eventually, we are so plugged into the Google collective that breaking away is like trying to run away from a cult. You may get away for a few days, but eventually you end up going back to them because the pull is just too much for you to bear. When you start using Google again, you may tell the screen “sorry I left you Google, I don’t know what came over me, it won’t happen again”.
U.S. intelligence agencies have a predilection for spying without any scruples; and they may have also killed private citizens. It should be no surprise that they are capable of liquidating their own. Hence, the rumor of John A. Paisley’s murder by the agency is no shocker. Paisley went missing from his boat on the 23rd of September 1978. His badly decomposed body was found in an inlet on Chesapeake Bay on the 1st of October. The best report of the controversy is by Tad Szluc in early January of 1979.
What is the biggest threat to democracy? Islamism, terrorism, or perhaps dictator regimes? According to researchers from Cambridge University, UK, conspiracy theorists are democracy’s biggest enemy. Out of the tens of thousands of news stories read online during 2013, one that created a huge number of clicks and comments was the BBC’s story titled “Are Conspiracy Theories Destroying Democracy?” The report was based on the findings of a major new Cambridge University project to investigate the impact of conspiracy theories on democracy. Cambridge University’s five-year, interdisciplinary CRASSH project aims to explore what the pervasiveness of conspiracy theories in the 21st century tells us about the trust in democratic societies. From the McCanns spending the year denouncing conspiracy theories concerning the abduction of their daughter, to the Illuminati allegedly issuing a video warning something is to be staged on October 1, just ahead of the American elections, the CRASSH researchers are right about one thing – there is a pervasiveness of conspiracy theories in the 21st century. But are the conspiracies really a threat to democracy?
If you’ve read part I of this series, then you’re going to love what’s in store in Part II. If you haven’t read it yet, then make sure to go back and read all about the first couple of crazy conspiracy theorists we’ve covered already. Of course, if you’re talking crazy conspiracy theorists, it seems fitting to launch into part II of this series with Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy. Bill Ryan & Kerry Cassidy Bill Ryan was the focus of the “Serpo Project” prank run by Richard Doty (the MJ-12/JFK guru). Serpo set Bill up in the crank UFO circuit. Purportedly, in 1965, 12 U.S. personnel went off in a spaceship to the planet Serpo, in the Zeta Reticuli system. This was part of an exchange set up by President Kennedy in 1962 (yawn). Kerry Cassidy met Ryan in 2006, when they formed Project Camelot. They spent four years pumping all manner of garbage like Dick Hoagland, Boris Kipriyanovich, Erin Rothschild, and David Icke before they split the operation in half (and still advocated the same dross). Richard Dolan (unconcerned about any of the duo’s Serpo connections) first appeared in Camelot in 2009, and last appeared in 2013.
Discussing contemporary dissent and adding a UFO perspective takes attention to detail and much care. Hence, to aid my research, I have consciously melded the best of folks like Greg Bishop, Mark Pilkington, Steve Broadbent, Ryan Dube, Martin Cannon, Larry Hancock, Don Ecker, Barry Greenwood, Nick Cook, Bob Hastings, and Phil Coppens. These lads serve as my references and guides, when I wander down this path. One person missing from this collective consciousness is Richard Dolan. This article discusses how Dolan in trying to bridge the gap between ufology and earthbound conspiracy, has used nonsense like the 1987-1992 collection of MJ-12 papers and their fraudulent claims concerning JFK to try to reach the terrestrial conspiracy.
For anyone who has had the misfortune of stumbling across Billy Meier predictions and UFO photographs, then you probably already know that the entire topic has been a madhouse of attacks, counter attacks and slander between skeptics and believers for many decades. Last week I covered a brief history of the Billy Meier case, and provided a few examples of how badly Meier Cult followers fail to perform their own research – a claim they constantly level against skeptics. (The cult today is known as “FIGU”) In our first article on Billy Meier and Michael Horn, written by our own Seamus Coogan, Meier cult followers came out in force lambasting Seamus for his article (which in my opinion used kid gloves on Meier, to be honest). They slammed Seamus for “not doing his homework”, yet they failed to offer specific examples of evidence supporting Meier’s claims, or that Meier’s predictions have ever come true. Upon sifting through the websites of online supporters of Meier, I came across dozens of them mentioning Wendelle Stevens and other folks as credible researchers of the Meier case, but not a single one of those folks bothered to mention the 1987 Spin Magazine article by reporter Legs McNeil, revealing that Wendelle Stevens was doing time in the Arizona State Prison for pedophilia, and that Stevens lied to McNeil about his incarceration, trying to imply it was “set up” by the CIA. Court documents proved otherwise. So what about Billy Meier predictions themselves? You would think it would be easy enough to do the research to prove or disprove whether or not specific prophecies are true? Unfortunately, as you’ll see, even though you can prove Meier’s prophecies to be blatantly false, the Meier cult and promoter Michael Horn are a very slippery bunch when it comes [...]
I never paid much attention to mermaids in the wild, because a woman who was part fish never quite seemed right to me. Indeed, my first real experience of a mermaid in the flesh was going to see Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in the movie Splash. Bar John Candy’s hilarious performance, I thought the movie sucked. Nonetheless, films like Splash and the Little Mermaid helped reawaken an interest in mermaids from cryptozoologists. Now, cryptozoology should not be entirely mocked. On the sensible side, there are excellent scientists and botanists who believe we have not discovered all life forms. They mention the discoveries of the Giant Squid, Megamouth Shark, Coelacanth, and the massive amounts of life found in the darkest recesses of the ocean and Amazon basin as prime examples. Indeed, a person I admire is Jeremy Wade from “River Monsters”. He shows a terrific deal of respect for local myth and legend. However, things get a little slap happy when classic cases like Big Foot and my favorite cryptid the Loch Ness Monster get discussed. Both are slightly more plausible than mermaids are.
In the conspiracy-minded world, any news related to the New World Order, the codename for the rise of a totalitarian one-world government, never fails to generate a huge buzz of excitement. For example, in October this year a video warning of a then looming October 1 date rendered a thrust of online speculation that the Illuminati were staging something momentous just before the US elections. Yes it certainly seems that one conspiracy theory that rarely fails to be out of the limelight with a perpetual string of news is the New World Order. The term New World Order (NWO) essentially refers to the theory that a top secret power elite is conspiring to ultimately rule the world through the emergence of a one-world government. References to this so-called secretive power elite with a globalist agenda are regularly featured in both mainstream and alternative media, with 2013 being no exception. Take a look at some of the latest news and views to grab the headlines about the New World Order.
Recently. the McCanns and their supporters have been denouncing conspiracy theories concerning the abduction of their daughter Madeleine. There are a number of problems with them getting lippy at conspiracy theories concerning them. –> Do they consider professional criminal profilers, journalists, detectives, and stiff smelling dogs to be conspiracy theorists? –> Fans of the McCanns claim the BBC’s recent Scotland Yard “Crime watch” re-enactment could turn the table on their detractors. (1) The detractors for their part believe the show to be fraudulent (they did not even film in Portugal for starters). (2) –> Have the McCanns endorsed the above theories Scotland Yard have been spouting, or has Scotland Yard, been swayed by the McCanns? A good example of the McCanns theorizing is the rather puzzling one concerning their three children’s drugging by an abductor. (3) The McCanns have long denounced any notion of their giving sedatives to their own kids. Furthermore, they promote the fact there was no evidence of drugs found on the two infants left in the bedroom. This is despite the fact their team will never admit the hair testing conducted some months later is considered by many inadequate. (4) Another big problem is if the tests they champion were negative, then surely the McCanns would not advocate the idea the person who stole Madeleine had drugged her? Well as it turns out they do. The Portuguese Police noted the McCanns other children did not wake when chaos erupted around the McCanns’ unit. Thus, they became suspicious; however, Kate McCann has since said she discussed the possible use of sedatives by an abductor with investigators on the night (McCann, 2011). It turns out the first account of the McCann duo discussing the infants inducement by a baddie occurred on the 5th of May two days later. [...]