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IAEA chief: Iran not close to developing nuclear weapons

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said on Monday that Iran remains far from acquiring capabilities to develop nuclear weapons.

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California: Ex-paramedic convicted in multiple counts of rape

During the day, Anthony Bryan Douglas was a contributing member of society, helping people in need as a paramedic in the East Bay.

But at night, a prosecutor said, the Oakland man turned into a psychopath, kidnapping and raping women he either picked up as prostitutes or met during nights out.

On Sept. 23, an Alameda County jury found Douglas, 41, guilty of 22 felony crimes including attempted murder, rape and assault with a deadly weapon. He faces 500 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in December.


SOTT Focus: Connecting the Dots: Palin Ascends, Your Savings Plummet, The World Steps Into The Twilight Zone

The art of war
© Dwayne Booth
Sleepwalking into disaster, the human race appears to have crossed the point of no return in more than one area:

- The American people are playing with fire by supporting religious extremist and political dunce Sarah Palin - and they will get burned.

- In the process they may also burn a considerable portion of the rest of the world.

- Synchronously, the financial system gets the last, gentle push over the abyss; hungry and poor people will provide lots of excuses for fascism - some will even ask for it.

- The climate is acting up, as it usually does during this time of the year, but the Sun is not behaving according to expected cycles, and together with a few clues here and there, we wonder if something in the cosmic/geophysical system has not changed for good.

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Florida Teen Psychopath Charged With Gruesome Slaying

A troubled Florida teenager who allegedly bragged to his friends about nearly decapitating a neighbor appeared in court today as police investigated whether he might have killed before.

Comment: Why should he be described as "troubled" when he bragged about the gruesome and cold-blooded murder? Whether intentional or not, such automatic "filling in the blanks" and "explaining away" on the part of normal people are what help psychopaths hide so easily in the society.

Alan Michael Tanguay, whose first arrest came at age 12, has been charged with the murder of 58-year-old Patricia Kaliszeski, a woman known in her neighborhood for taking walks with her beloved birds on her shoulder.

The 5-foot-7-inch, 145-pound 16-year-old was taken into custody before dawn Monday after his friends confided in their parents that Tanguay allegedly recounted the killing in great detail, also gloating that he had stolen $6 from her and bought beer.


Nine people feared dead after student opens fire at school in Finland

A Finnish student has killed several people after opening fire at a vocational school in north-western Finland.

Finnish police told the national broadcaster that nine people had been killed, and confirmed the gunman, understood to be a male student around 20 years old, had been disarmed.

Finnish school
A picture of Kauhajoki Palvelualojen Oppilaitos vocational school from its website

Local authorities said later that he had taken his own life. "He is no longer free. He has killed himself,'' Antti Rantakokko, the Kauhajoki mayor, told Reuters. There were conflicting reports that the gunman was wounded but not dead.


Programmed to kill? Second Greyhound bus passenger stabbed in Canada

A young man was stabbed on a Greyhound bus travelling across Canada on the weekend, in the second bus attack in two months and an eerie reminder of the August assault when a passenger was beheaded, police said Monday.

The attack occurred on Sunday afternoon aboard the bus about five kilometers (three miles) south of White River, Ontario, sending a 20-year-old to hospital for "non-life-threatening injuries."


SOTT Focus: Storm Warning! Dark Days Ahead!

Today is the anniversary of the Beginning of the End.

It has been seven long, bloody years since our planet was set on a path of global conflict and self-destruction by a gang of psychopaths who thought it would be a good idea to take control of the world by staging a false flag attack on the U.S.A. a la Hitler and the Reichstag. Well over a million Iraqis and tens of thousands of young men from America and its "partners," both the coerced and the bought and paid for kind, are dead.

This cabal of rapacious gangsters have shocked, raped, pillaged and plundered the patrimony of America to the extent that U.S. citizens must now make choices between whether to eat or stay warm, assuming they have a roof over their head at all. The infrastructure of a once-proud nation has rotted away, both psychologically and physically. Today, the American government is a global pariah, and the American people are headed for the trash heap of history.

At the same time, the planet is facing challenges of another kind - climate change - that, even without global war, will take a devastating toll likely in terms of billions of humans and animals, not to mention the flora that underpins life in our world. Already millions are dead and more are dying due to "human caused" global suffering and lack of foresight in respect of the climate and our resources.

Meanwhile, the US presidential election farce is rolling merrily along even though we know that none of the pathological morons seeking the highest public office in the land have any intention of doing anything significant to change the trajectory of our unhappy civilization. I find it ironic that the US election process, long known by insiders to be a contest of "electability" based on appearance, now includes a bona-fide beauty queen. It was bad enough when an actor was elected to act as president...

But I digress.

Through it all, has worked day and night, from around the globe, to keep you - the reader - up to date on those things crucial not only to your awakening, but your very survival. Even before it all began, before SOTT was even thought to be a necessary venue for understanding what is going on here on the BBM, I was seeking the answers to just what is wrong with our world in other respects via years of research culminating in the Cassiopaean Experiment. That experiment led to the book "High Strangeness" which has recently been reviewed by Richard Dolan, author of UFOs and the National Security State: History of a Cover-up. His encouragement has been most welcome. It was in the context of the Cs material, which dovetailed so perfectly with Richard's hard, factual, documentary research, that the understanding of our current reality was framed, and that understanding has not only stood the test of time, it has been remarkably accurate time and time again.

But it hasn't been easy. It has cost us dearly in almost every imaginable way. And it continues. I am writing today because is in a state of emergency and not for the first time this year, either! We have definitely been experiencing stormy weather in more ways than one. Even though it is the time for our usual fund raiser which we hold twice a year to supplement book sales (SOTT will never go commercial!), SOTT again faces additional financial burdens that we hope our readers will share with us.


Best of the Web: Israeli psychopath who caused death of Palestinian baby sentenced to 28 days

Israeli troop

Israeli media reported that the IOF command acknowledged that one of its officers caused the death of a Palestinian preterm baby at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus city, adding that the military court decided to send the officer to jail for only 28 days and transfer him to another military post.

The baby's father narrated the story saying that the IOF troops at the checkpoint prevented him and his pregnant wife from crossing the point in order to go to hospital despite the fact that his wife was bleeding.


Sadism, Cruelty, Torture In The Twin Cities: Professional Cultural Norms For US "Law" Enforcement

Over the last week we've seen even the MSM drop the Village kewl kids pose and stand up to criticize the pervasive cruelty, abuse, and illegal use of force "law" enforcement inflicted upon the Twin Cities community.

The torture, sadism, and abuse the Minneapolis Police, St. Paul Police, Ramsey County Sheriffs (and out of town departments) unleashed upon protesters, press, passers-by, and community members took place while Homeland Security and the Secret Service they control were in direct command of all area "law" enforcement and had final authority over all decisions about protests and protesters. In other words, what we saw in the Twin Cities shows us how American local "law" enforcement act in broad daylight when the Feds are on the scene and supervising their work.


Best of the Web: Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part X

"By the time Manson shifted base from Rustic Canyon to an old ranch in Chatsworth, he'd begun formulating the notion that he and his followers had to prepare themselves for a race war with Black America."
Barney Hoskyns (in Hotel California, his take on the Laurel Canyon/Sunset Strip scene)

In this outing, we will be temporarily leaving Laurel Canyon. But don't worry; we won't be traveling far, and we'll be returning soon enough.

Today we will be exploring Rustic Canyon, which lies about nine miles west of Laurel Canyon. It was there, in Lower Rustic Canyon, that Beach Boy Dennis Wilson lived in what Steven Gaines described in Heroes and Villains as "a palatial log-cabin-style house at 14400 Sunset Boulevard that had once belonged to humorist Will Rogers." The expansive home sat on three landscaped acres of gently rolling hills.

The Floor of Upper Rustic Canyon
The Floor of Upper Rustic Canyon

In the summer of 1968, as is fairly well known, Charlie Manson and various members of his entourage moved in with Wilson. "Tex" Watson, curiously enough, was already living there. As many as two-dozen members of Manson's clan spent the entire summer there, with Wilson picking up the tab for all expenses. The Mansonites (mostly nubile young women) regularly drove Wilson's expensive cars and demolished at least one of them. Dennis didn't seem to mind; he was busy recording Manson in his home studio and inviting fellow musicians, like Neil Young, over to the house to hear Charlie perform (Young was so impressed that he urged Mo Ostin to sign him).

Dennis would later claim that he had destroyed all the Manson demo tapes, that he remembered almost nothing of his time with Charlie and the Family, and that he certainly knew nothing about the Tate and LaBianca murders, which were committed in the summer of 1969, about a year after the Family had vacated the Rustic Canyon residence.

The end of the line for the stairway leading to the floor of Rustic Canyon
The end of the line for the stairway leading to the floor of Rustic Canyon

Comment: Continue to part XI