Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Helicopter/Heliopolis: AXA, Pan Am, and Snuff

NBC News and other media called what happened, "PTSD from 9/11."

AXA Equitable Center Building

A helicopter crashed into the roof of the AXA Equitable Center building in New York City at 1:43 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019. Only a few blocks from Trump Tower, the area is in the post-2016 no-fly-zone.

The hard crash on the roof killed the pilot of the helicopter and caused a fire. Tim McCormack was identified as the pilot. McCormack served as a volunteer fire firefighter with the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton Corners, New York, for more than 25 years, serving as its chief for 10 years. He had two stepdaughters and three grandchildren.

McCormack told workers at the East River helipad he thought he had a clearing in the skies where he could make the flight, according to law enforcement sources. Once he was in the air, he got on the radio saying he might need to return, the sources said.

The helicopter was airborne for about 11 minutes before crashing. The aircraft could be seen flying erratically in the sky, making dramatic dips and turns before vanishing into the clouds. Investigators say there is no indication of terrorism.

The AXA Equitable Center is at 787 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan, between 51st and 52nd streets.

The company now known as AXA Equitable built the 51-story building at 787 Seventh Ave. in 1985.

At that time, AXA Equitable was an arm of AXA S.A. of Paris, and it went by the name AXA Financial. The building on Seventh Avenue was originally known as the Equitable Tower. The tower was known for being the home of the Equitable Center art complex.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) bought the building from AXA for $1.9 billion in 2016.

AXA Equitable now has its headquarters offices a few blocks away from the AXA Equitable Center, at 1290 Avenue of the Americas. Two company employees work in an AXA Equitable video studio in the AXA Equitable Center, and those employees are fine, according to an AXA Equitable spokesman.

A number of people who work in the building have reported on Twitter that they felt the building shake when the helicopter hit it.

The aircraft had taken off from the helipad at West 34th Street on the Hudson River and planned to go in the direction of the Statue of Liberty, which is several miles south of there. The AXA building does not have a helipad.

[As a single-person crash ~ whether of an airplane, helicopter, car, or truck ~ suicidology dictates that there is a good statistical basis for investigating whether the cause of the wreck was suicide.]

Pan Am Building

The image of the rare souvenir replica of the Pan Am Building is courtesy of InFocusTech (who has re-issued this piece, recently).

During a street news conference at the scene of the incident, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that since the "Pan Am helicopter crash" of a few years ago, helipads had been shut down in mid-town Manhattan. Public helipads in Manhattan, of which there are now three, have been confined to the coasts of the island since the Pan Am crash.

On May 16, 1977, about one minute after a Sikorsky S-61L landed on the Pan Am helipad, and its 20 passengers disembarked, the right front landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to topple onto its side with the rotors still turning. One of the five 20-foot (6.1 m) blades broke off and flew into a crowd of passengers waiting to board. Three men were killed instantly and another died later in a hospital. The blade sailed over the side of the building and killed a female pedestrian on the corner of Madison Avenue and 43rd Street. Two other people were seriously injured. Helicopter service was quickly suspended, and never resumed.

The victims of the Pan Am incident were filmmaker Michael Findlay, NYU student Clay S. Young, lawyer David J. Toomey, Italian tourist Enrico Gnaga, and Bronx native Anne Barnecott.

Findlay, and his wife Roberta, have been called ""the most notorious filmmakers in the annals of sexploitation."

Findlay, 39, had gone to South America in 1973 and made a film called Night of the Blood Eaters. A producer added some footage to his film, and released it with the title Snuff. The fiction film was picketed by feminists and widely criticized because of the violence it portrayed: it ended with the killing of a woman. Findley made several B films, such as Body of a Female that included “blood and guts, sex and violence.”

Michael Findlay is credited as the director of the classic cryptozoological cinema movie, Shriek of the Mutilated (1974). He also played (uncredited) the "Decapitation Onlooker" in this film.

The irony is that the media in 1977 reported "that grindhouse filmmaker Michael Findlay was infamously decapitated" by a rogue helicopter blade in an accident as horrific as his trademark gory on-screen murders. The New York Daily News reported that pieces of bodies were scattered over the Grand Central area; an eyewitness described the scene as "like a butcher shop."

[Five years later, Vic Morrow was decapitated by a helicopter. In 1982, Morrow was cast in a feature role in Twilight Zone: The Movie, in a segment directed by John Landis. (Landis' first directing role was for Schlock, a Bigfoot movie, in 1973.)...In the early morning hours of July 23, 1982, Morrow and two child actors, seven-year-old Myca Dinh Le, and six-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were filming on location in California, in an area that was known as Indian Dunes, near Santa Clarita. They were performing in a scene for the Vietnam sequence, in which their characters attempt to escape out of a deserted Vietnamese village from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter. The helicopter was hovering at approximately 24 feet above them when the heat from special effect pyrotechnic explosions reportedly delaminated the rotor blades and caused the helicopter to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly. Morrow and Le were decapitated and mutilated by the helicopter rotor blades, while Chen was crushed by a helicopter strut. Morrow's daughter is Jennifer Jason Leigh.]

The Pan Am Building today is the MetLife Building.

Other NYC Crashes

New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor were killed on October 11, 2006, when Lidle’s small plane crashed into a 42-story building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Eighteen people were injured in the crash. (As I wrote in 2006 about this incident: "Don't ignore the fact that this was on 10/11, and many people had a post-traumatic 9/11 reaction.")

Five people died after a helicopter crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

It was on March 11, 2018, when five people aboard a New Jersey-based sightseeing helicopter were killed after their aircraft crashed into the East River off the coast of Manhattan.

Heliopolis ~ Helicopter

Bennu bird

Writer Goro Adachi observes: "The helicopter that crashed in Manhattan yesterday (a model called AgustaWestland AW109/A109) was made by an Italian company called Leonardo S.p.A. officially named after Leonardo da Vinci! And the crash happened on the exact day highlighted beforehand based on a long-running 'phoenix' pattern heavily involving Leonardo." (See more here.)

What I want to point out is this note: 
"Helicopter" implies "phoenix". Something [Goro Adachi] actually noted just last month:
May 15 "City of the Sun"
Heliopolis” is the ancient Egyptian “City of the Sun” and the word “helicopter” implies “Egyptian Sun” (since heli = “sun” and copt = “ancient Egyptian”). […] Heliopolis is the “home” of the Benben Stone and the ancient Egyptian phoenix, the Bennu bird. Which is why I mentioned it in the first place.

From Wikipedia:
New Kingdom artwork shows the Bennu as a grey heron with a long beak and a two-feathered crest, sometimes perched on a benben stone (representing Ra) or in a willow tree (representing Osiris). Because of its connection with Osiris, it sometimes wears the atef crown. 
A large species of heron, now extinct, lived on the Arabian Peninsula in comparatively recent times. It may have been the ultimate inspiration for the Bennu. Reflecting this, the species was described as the Bennu heron (Ardea bennuides).
The Greek historian Herodotus, writing about Egypt in the fifth century BC, wrote that the people at Heliopolis described the phoenix to him. They said it lived for 500 years before dying, resuscitating, building a funerary egg with myrrh for the paternal corpse, and carrying it to the temple of the Sun at Heliopolis. His description of the phoenix likens it to an eagle with red and gold plumage, reminiscent of the sun. The theme of the fire, pyre and ashes of the dying bird developed long after Herodotus. The name of the phoenix could be derived from "Bennu", and its rebirth and connections with the sun resemble those of the Bennu bird, although Egyptian sources do not mention the bird's death.

Anubis holding the mummy of the scribe Ani, with Bennu assisting.

Heliopolis Senusert I Obelisk

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Clinton Body Count Rebooted?

After President Bill Clinton's election, several conspiracy theories surfaced about Clinton. For several years, Hillary Rodman Clinton has been pulled into these discussions. Things are heating up again. It's time for an update.

Fifty Deaths?

One such reportedly thin hypothesis batted around has centered on what is called the "Clinton Body Count" or "Clinton Death List" about a catalog of associates Clinton was allegedly purported to have had killed. The theory asserts that former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton have assassinated fifty or more of their associates.

Perhaps the most prominent name on the list is Vincent Foster, who died on July 20, 1993. Foster was a childhood friend of Bill Clinton's, and was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first six months of President Bill Clinton's administration. He had been a partner at Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, where he was a colleague and friend of Hillary's.

During the Ken Starr investigations of the Clintons in 1997, it was associate Brett Kavanaugh (now a Supreme Court Justice, thanks to President Donald Trump) who reopened the investigation of the Vincent Foster gunshot death and took three years to come to a finding of death by suicide. Kavanaugh had invested large amounts of federal money and resources to investigate the partisan conspiracy theories surrounding the Foster death.

Seth Rich

The unsolved 2016 murder of DNC staff member Seth Rich has prompted conspiracy theorists to claim that his killing was instigated by Hillary Clinton following alleged collaboration with WikiLeaks during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. Elements of this story have been promoted by figures including Alex Jones, Newt Gingrich, and Sean Hannity.

The Reboot?

Now, in June 2019, there appears to be renewed interest in deaths associated with the Clintons.

Former State Senator Linda F. Collins-Smith

Filed under "conspiracy theory," Mike Rothschild asks, "Linda Collins-Smith: Did the Clinton Death List Just Get One Name Longer?" 

Former Arkansas State Senator Linda F. Collins-Smith, 57, was found outside her Pocahontas, Arkansas, home, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She had been found shot to death. On June 6, Arkansas State Police announced the body had been positively identified to have been Linda Collins-Smith, and that a homicide investigation was underway with the Randolph County Sherriff's Department. They did not confirm a cause of death. She had been discovered wrapped in a blanket.

The prosecutor has issued a gag-order on the Collins-Smith. Collins-Smith’s body had decomposed considerably and it’s not known how long she had been dead when her body was found, although it’s being reported that neighbors said they had heard gunshots a day or two earlier.

Collins-Smith was a conservative Republican and owner of a Days Inn motel in Pocahontas.  In 2017, Collins-Smith introduced Senate Bill 774, the Arkansas Physical Privacy and Safety Act which would limit transgender individuals in the use of government facilities that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. She said that the bills set a baseline for privacy across the state and would shield public schools from lawsuits by organizations "seeking to impose their anti-privacy agenda on our children."

Collins-Smith, back in 2016, was asking about the deleted Clinton emails. 

Reportedly, Linda Collins-Smith was working with a Department of Human Services insider to expose the missing 27 million dollars from the DHS/Child Protective Services. Allegedly, these funds were being placed into trade, and the dividends are being filtered back to the Clinton Foundation or other companies owned by the Clinton Foundation. (Source.)

On May 27, State Senator Linda Collins tweeted: "I have information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton."

Kassel Council Chair Walter Lübcke

Walter Lübcke (born August 22, 1953) was killed on June 2, 2019. He was a German politician and a member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.

Lübcke was found shot in the head at close range. Suicide has been ruled out. He was head of the regional council of Kassel.

Clinton Donor Herb Sandler

Herb Sandler, right, and his wife, Marion, shown in 2006.

Herbert Sandler (November 16, 1931 – June 4, 2019) was a co-CEO (with his wife, Marion Sandler) of Golden West Financial Corporation and World Savings Bank. Sandler, who lived in San Francisco, died on June 4, 2019, at the age of 87.

In an article on the 2012 death of Marion Sandler, Ryan Mac of Forbes noted that Golden West "instituted borrowing practices that were largely blamed for the housing market collapse".

Former State Senator Jonathan Nichols

On Wednesday night, June 5, 2019, Jonathan Nichols, 53, a former Oklahoma state senator was found dead inside his home in Norman from an apparent gunshot wound. Law enforcement sources told The Oklahoman that Nichols’ body was found in his home and a gun was on a table across the room.

Tony Rodham

Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother, Anthony Dean Rodham (born August 8, 1954) died on Friday, June 7, 2019.  He was an American consultant and businessman who was the youngest brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the brother-in-law of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. His business dealings had sometimes appeared to take advantage of his connections to the Clintons and accordingly attracted public scrutiny.

Hillary Clinton announced Tony Rodman's death on Twitter. No cause of death has been announced. He was 64.

Former NASA Deputy Russia Representative Lola Gulomova

The former US Embassy, Moscow representative in 2006, and more recently an official in the US Commerce Department, Lola Gulomova reportedly died in a murder-suicide on June 7, 2019. 

The Washington Post began their report thusly:
They were scheduled to be in D.C. Superior Court Friday morning to work out the final details of a fiercely contested divorce.
But Lola Gulomova and Jason Rieff never made it.
Shortly before the 10 a.m. hearing was to begin, Rieff’s lawyer got an urgent message from her client, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an active police investigation. Something was wrong at the couple’s house near American University in Northwest Washington.
The lawyer, Jenny Brody, said she called 911, and police, fearing a mental health emergency, broke down the front door to the redbrick home. They were met by the 51-year-old Rieff holding a handgun, according to a police report. Police said he retreated and shot himself in the head

According to one conspiracy theory site, Gulomova's "death came just days after she requested a meeting at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C. to discuss what she said were 'vital issues' related to the just completed Planetary Defense Conference whose attendees included top officials from NASA, FEMA and other US government agencies (including her Commerce Department) and experts from around the world."

These "alarming new findings" allegedly included items 
discussed at the Planetary Defense Conferencerelated to the mysterious flashes of light coming from the Moon's surface—most particularly how they’ve now been linked to the shocking discovery of a mysterious 10-million light-year wide “intergalactic bridge”—that’s further believed to be the cause of the equally “mysterious unraveling” of “The Great Spot” of Jupiter that’s been under continuous observation since 1830 and has never changed before now—but whose most troubling words written by Gulomova were in her ending postscript warning that “by 11 November it will be too late”—which is the date that the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun—a transit that occurs only 13-times each century, and whose next one won't occur again until 13 November 2032—and is a planet the ancient Babylonians called Nabu after the messenger to the gods—the ancient Romans called the “swift footed messenger god”—thus leaving one to wonder what “message” was Gulomova trying to convey—or even worse, what “message” is Mercury about to reveal as the US military prepares for “The Big One”.  (Source.)

Former State Senator Nancy Schaefer

An old case is being discussed now too.

Nancy Schaefer, 73, was found dead at her home in Turnerville, Georgia in Habersham County on March 26, 2010 with a single gunshot wound to her back along with her husband of 52 years, Bruce Schaefer who was found with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Police concluded the deaths to have been a murder–suicide perpetrated by her husband, but the motive for the murder was unclear and never established.

Before her death she published and promoted the report "The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services," leading to conspiracy theories surrounding her murder. Upon her death, fellow State Senator Ralph Hudgens eulogized her as "almost like a rock star of the Christian right".


Pocahontas statue in Jamestown, Virginia.