Hospital Stay UPDATE: “We Live”

by Scott Creighton

Hi all.

Yes, I am back from the hospital. They took good care of me and hopefully my clotting ratio will be within a therapeutic range from here on out.

“malterwitty” posted by article “9/11 Shock Opera… Act 4 – Building 7 and Flight 93: The Grand Finale that Wasn’t” on What Really Happened so I expect a few conversations about that today. Published on May 25, 2009 it’s still one of the best pieces of analysis I’ve written on the subject so if you haven’t had a chance to read it, you should check it out.

I want to thank you all for the kind words of support you left on the earlier hospitalization article. Though I wasn’t able to reply from the hospital, I could read them on my cell phone and they were very encouraging.

I also wish to thank Jan10. Poor thing had to hobble around my house and look after all the four-legged critters running around this zoo which is no small feat.

I will be back at it today sometime a little later (it’s 3am eastern). Seems like yesterday was a kind of a slow news day anyway, unless of course you think of Donald Trump’s kids killing animals and hip-hop “beefs” as “news”

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Russia Vetoes Creation of UNSC Flight MH17 Kangaroo Tribunal

by Scott Creighton

Earlier this month, Malaysia introduced a request at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the formulation of an official tribunal which would “investigate” the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and then “prosecute and punish those found responsible

Joining Malaysia in this request were four countries: the Netherlands (NATO), Ukraine, Australia and Belgium (NATO). The United States quietly supported the action from behind the scenes.

The resolution was brought up yesterday in the Security Council and the final vote was 11-1 with Russia voting against the measure, thus vetoing it. China, Angola and Venezuela abstained.

It should be noted:

The State Department on Monday took Malaysia off a list of countries with particularly egregious human trafficking records, clearing the path for the country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, one of the top political priorities for the Obama administration.” The Intercept

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Prison Reform Plan is Really About Expanding Slave Labor for the Prison Industrial Complex

by Scott Creighton

I just watched John Oliver (reactionary right activism presented as left-cover comedy) do a segment on Obama’s new prison reform agenda and I was quite sickened by it. He failed to mention anything to do with the prison-industrial-complex when talking about how mandatory minimum sentencing laws were pushed over the past 30 year or so and also failed to mention the fact that the biggest supporters of this new agenda just happen to be the reactionary/neoliberal Koch brothers.

His segment uses the same heart-stringing pulling tricks any other standard propaganda utilizes including children crying because “mommy” is in jail for helping sell crack (lots of crack) to addicts, ruining their lives forever. It also used deception in that most states have repealed or at least softened mandatory minimum sentencing laws over the last decade and even California’s “three strikes” law now states someone can’t be given life unless that last strike is a serious violent crime.

I hate John Oliver. The last segment I saw of his was pushing for having the federal government ease restrictions on food “sell by” dates and give Big Business some tax money (or big tax breaks) for “donating” that outdated food to shelters or other hungry folks. Also mentioned in that little clip is the call for making it harder for someone to sue Big Business when they get sick from eating that deregulated, tax-dime paid for food they were given. That’s right: Big Business has found a way to curb some of their losses in the commercial grocery business and John Oliver is their go-to guy to help them sell it as “progressive”

The prison reform bill John Oliver alludes to, the one his segment says has the most bi-partisan support of any other legislation, is called the “Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System Act of 2015 or the CORRECTIONS Act” by Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 02/11/2015)

It should be noted that John never mentions the name of the legislation, probably because the producers at his HBO show don’t want his “progressive” listeners to look it up and read a little bit about it.

Here’s the “correction”: it establishes a system by which EVERY PRISON must make contact with “private entities” in order to establish what they call “recidivism reduction programs” and the prisoners who are mandated to participate will work for those “private entities” for low or next to no pay in exchange for a slight reduction in their sentence.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is slave labor.

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: The Convoluted Story of the “Drifter” Who Wasn’t

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: A “Rusty Houser” was interviewed by Matt Taibbi back in 2007. Was a John McCain supporter. Taibbi was writing what amounted to a eulogy for the McCain campaign and feeling very impressed with himself for doing so. It was called ‘it’s the End of the Road for John McCain“. You might recall, McCain ended up “winning” the republican nomination not that long after.

Rusty Houser likes McCain’s stance on the war; when I ask him why we are in Iraq in the first place, he tells me, “To get rid of Al Qaeda.” When I point out that Bush himself has admitted there was no connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda, Houser shrugs. Bush, he assures me, “doesn’t always let people know what he knows.”

Taibbi wont say whether or not it was the same guy.

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Fueled by President Obama practically weeping yesterday because he’s not allowed to cancel the 2nd amendment “even in the face of mass killings“, the complicit media is doing whatever they can to tie the drifter, lone-wolf, wife-beating, gay-hating, Iran-loving, media-sceptical, Obama-hating, Hitler-loving, conspiracy theorist, extremist, SSRI-taking nutjob to any and all current ObamaGod agendas.

#GunsMakeObamaCrySoLetsGetRidOfThem

And as they pile on the background tidbits, they’re starting to make no sense what-so-ever. His family life is just a bizarre collection of evictions, mental hospitals, fights, feuds and anything else they can come up with.

Here’s the story as best as I can figure it.

Some of us out here discovered he wasn’t actually a “drifter” but in fact had a home in the same city he has been claiming online as recently as late last year. The house is very nice and apparently still the home of his “estranged” wife.

raw story

I noticed on Google Street view that the home had a confederate flag flying in the front yard and Raw Story and other big name news agencies picked up on that pretty quick. In fact, my screen-grab from Google Street view is on Raw Story’s front page. They linked back to my article about the finding the flag in front of the home he listed as his address.

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: Confederate Flag Hanging in Front of J. R. Houser’s Big House in Al

by Scott Creighton

UPDATES:

It is confirmed that this was his home. No word on the supposed eviction from 2014 but the home is not on the market and still listed as the address of N. Houser.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Houser in 2006 was denied a pistol permit, and was served eviction papers March 25, 2014, while living on 32nd Street in Phenix City.

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CNN is posting same picture of the shooter that I posted. They also claim he was a ‘drifter” who was estranged from his family. Yet on this online profile from just a year ago, he gives the same town as his location and posting images of the same home I found as his. The recent photo appears to be him standing in that same house. So how is he a ‘drifter’?

him house

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John Russell Houser was described as a “drifter” by the local police chief this morning when announcing him as the shooter in the Louisiana theater shooting.

That’s kind of odd seeing as how the guy has an accounting degree and holds an advanced law degree as well. Pretty well educated drifter.

Another odd thing is the fact that he apparently has an address in Alabama where he’s from and it’s a pretty nice spread with a confederate battle flag hanging in the front yard.

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: John Russell Houser was a Teapartier and Golden Dawn Fan?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: he had a Twitter account, also set up around the same time the other trail of web comments were being left. The account has a total of 2 Tweets.

UPDATE: Yep. It’s this guy.

John Russel Houser, 59, of Phenix City, Ala., had parked his vehicle, a 1995 Lincoln Continental, near an exit from the theater and was apparently attempted to flee when police arrived at the scene, perhaps within a minute of the shooting. Their quick response forced the gunman back inside the theater, where he took his own life, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said. The Adviser

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Oh crap. Here we go.

They just announced the name of the patsy shooter in Louisiana as John Russell Houser of Alabama. They claim he was living in some nearby cheap motel room with various wigs and disguises they found in the place.

Turns out there is a John Russell Houser of Phenix, Al. who is 59 years old.

John Houser

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: The Official Story Changes Already – Reporting on Live Presser

by Scott Creighton

The story of the shooting in Louisiana has already changed.

At first they claimed the shooter took his own life in the middle of a crowd of people fleeing the theater when he saw two cops coming toward him.

During the press conference, the local police chief changed that story. Now it appears the officers entering the business heard one last shot and upon entering the actual theater itself, found the shooter dead along with the victims. So he took his life far away from public view like so many of the other suspects involved in these mass casualty events.

He’s been identified as John Russel Houser, drifter from Alabama. Police found wigs, glasses and disguises in his cheap motel room.

As was the case with the Aurora shooting, the suspect parked his car next to an exit. There was also early reports of a second shooter.

Of course, they have no motive for the attack.

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