Friday, November 29, 2019

London Bridge & Hague 2019 Incidents

November 29th is the anniversary of the Partition Plan of November 29, 1947, when The United Nations General Assembly approved a plan for the partition of Palestine.

2019 Incident

London Bridge

On this date in 2019, a "major incident" has taken place on the London Bridge. Reports indicate a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing at London Bridge, police have said. One account says five have died ~ although this is totally unconfirmed.

The Met Police said they were called to a stabbing at a premises near the bridge just before 14:00 local time. They have declared this a "terrorist incident."

The force said it had killed a suspect, a man. The male killed was convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28. Two citizens of London were killed.

London Ambulance Service has declared a "major incident". British Transport Police said London Bridge station was currently closed and no trains would be stopping there.

Police have advised people near the scene to follow directions from officers on the ground.

The prime minister tweeted he was being updated on the incident and wanted to thank police and all emergency services for their response.

Home Secretary Priti Patel also tweeted that she was "very concerned" about the incident.

The suspect had a "hoax" bomb jacket on his body.

Heroes credited were tour guide Thomas Gray, 24; Fishmongers' Hall chef Luckasz originally from Poland; convicted murderer James Ford out on day release; and other Small Car Big City tour guide Stevie Hurst.

Fishmongers' Hall was hosting a prisoner rehabilitation conference organised by the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Usman Khan, who had on an ankle tracking bracelet, was attending the conference and a speaker.
The Narwhal Tusk

Polish chef Luckasz at the Fishmongers' Hall took a narwhal tusk off the wall to fight the London Bridge attacker. He is quite visible in photographs and videos of the incident. Source.

The narwhal (Monodon monoceros), or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. It is one of two living species of whale in the family Monodontidae, along with the beluga whale. The narwhal males are distinguished by a long, straight, helical tusk, which is an elongated upper left canine. The narwhal was one of many species described by Carl Linnaeus in his publication Systema Naturae in 1758.

Its name is derived from the Old Norse word nár, meaning "corpse", in reference to the animal's greyish, mottled pigmentation, like that of a drowned sailor and its summer-time habit of lying still at or near the surface of the sea (called "logging").

In Inuit legend, the narwhal's tusk was created when a woman with a harpoon rope tied around her waist was dragged into the ocean after the harpoon had struck a large narwhal. She was transformed into a narwhal, and her hair, which she was wearing in a twisted knot, became the characteristic spiral narwhal tusk.

Some medieval Europeans believed narwhal tusks to be the horns from the legendary unicorn. As these horns were considered to have magic powers, such as neutralising poison and curing melancholia, Vikings and other northern traders were able to sell them for many times their weight in gold.

Pale Horses on the Bridge

Revelation 6:8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

The Hague

Then in the afternoon of Friday, November 29, 2019, several people were injured during a stabbing attack at a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, Dutch police said. It was the traditional "Black Friday" shopping day. There appears to be no terrorist connection in this incident.

At least three people were injured in the attack in The Hague, near the town’s historic center, Dutch police said. The suspect is still at large, officials said.

In a statement, Hague police said they were seeking a man aged 45-50 and described him using a Dutch term often applied to people of North African descent.

The attack came hours after a terrorist armed with a knife killed two pedestrians at the London Bridge. That suspect was shot dead by London cops.

2017 Incident

I posted of the earlier 2017 incidents here and here.

March 22, 2017 was the first anniversary of the 2016 terrorist attack in Brussels. Three suicide bombers killed 32 people and injured 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.

Previously on March 22, in 2004, Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force Hellfire missiles.

On 22-3-17 in the U.K., at about 2:40 (2:37?) pm local time, a terrorist incident occurred. A woman was killed on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. Reportedly a police officer has died too. Five people are reported to have died. At least 40 people have been injured, some severely

London attack summary of June 4, 2017:

- Six dead, 49 injured and taken to hospitals

- Incident declared as terrorism

- Three suspects shot dead

- Total dead is 6 (4 pedestrians, 1 police officer, and the perpetrator Khalid Masood)


Photos from 2017.

"London Bridge is falling down" is the code for "The Queen has died."

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dressed in Black, Caught Between Two Worlds in Santa Clarita

The news out of Saugus, California, was of another school shooting on November 14, 2019. Santa Clarita High School is located in Saugus, north of Los Angeles. The town is known as the home of film star notable Harry Carey (who died in 1947) and his son Harry Carey Jr. (who died in 2012). Both are known for Westerns, and both claimed Saugus as their home.

The elder Harry Carey, actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars, is most often recalled for his Oscar-nominated role as the President of the Senate (the Vice President of the United States) in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939).

Carey Sr. married Olive Fuller Golden in 1920, and they purchased a 1,000-acre ranch in Saugus, California, north of Los Angeles, which was later turned into Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in 2005.

As an homage to Harry Carey, John Wayne held his right elbow with his left hand in the closing shot of The Searchers (John Ford, director, 1956), imitating a stance Carey himself often used in his films. According to John Wayne, both he and Carey's widow Olive (who costarred in the film) wept when the scene was finished.

Saugus is named after the town of Saugus, Massachusetts, the hometown of Henry Newhall, upon whose land the town was originally built.

Saugus rancher Harry Carey Sr. (right) returns as "Cheyenne Harry" opposite Winifred Westover (left) — the future Mrs. William S. Hart — in the 1919 John Ford Western, Marked Men (a lost silent film). The character, Cheyenne Harry, always dressed in black. "The Carey Family in the John Ford Western Universe" (August 7, 2016).

Saugus and Santa Clarita. All just coincidences? Perhaps? Perhaps not?

Andrew W. Griffin, on October 31, 2019, "Working' on a mystery," in Red Dirt Report, wrote:
Oddly, Santa Clarita, where Del Shannon spent his final days, has been coming up in the news the past few days. Santa Ana winds in the Santa Clarita area have led to devastating wildfires in that area, while a Santa Clarita-based congresswoman, Katie Hill, a Democrat, has resigned over an ethics investigation.
Not sure if any of this means a doggone thing. Just taking notes as I continue to "work on this mystery."
A man in black is the shooter....

A young man described as "Asian," dressed in all-black, on his 16th birthday, shot at five fellow classmates for 16 seconds on November 14, 2019, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. He killed two people, injured three, and attempted to kill himself with a self-inflicted suicidal wound.

The shooting began at 7:38 a.m., before the beginning of classes.

The perpetrator reportedly pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his backpack and fired on fellow students in the school's quad. One of the students was struck in the stomach. A student was found at the school's choir room, and another was struck outside the school. A handgun was located outside the area of the shooting. Shortly after the attack on his classmates, the perpetrator turned the semi-automatic pistol on himself and attempted suicide. The shooting lasted sixteen seconds.

Three off-duty police officers had just dropped off relatives at the school and became the first responders on the scene: a detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and police officers from Inglewood and Los Angeles. They were joined within a minute by uniformed deputies on duty from the sheriff's station in Santa Clarita, as well as a sheriff's deputy who works at the school as the school resource officer. The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to the shooting before 8 a.m. Santa Clarita, as a contract city, uses county sheriff and fire services in lieu of operating its own police and fire departments.

Two students, a 16-year-old girl (Gracie Anne Muehlberger) and a 14-year-old boy (Dominic Blackwell), died following the shooting. Blackwell turned 14 on September 11, 2019. Muehlberger turned 15 on October 10, 2019.

There were two girls, aged 15 and 14, injured in the shooting. Four students were hospitalized at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where three are in critical condition. Two students were transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

The suspect was identified as Nathaniel Berhow, a student at the school, who turned 16 that day. He was in critical condition after shooting himself in the head.

It was announced on the afternoon of November 15, 2019, that Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow had died of his self-inflicted wound at 3:32 pm Pacific time.

In Japanese, there is a culture of Kanji which is a set of characters originated from Chinese characters, and the meaning of the name changes according to the choice of Kanji characters. It appears that mostly the meanings are "heaven" with forms of "assistance."

This ties into the first name, Nathaniel. Nathaniel is a given name derived from the Greek form of the Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el), meaning "God/El has given" or "Gift of God/El."

His Japanese mother is Mami Matasuura. His American father, Mark Berhow died on December 5, 2017, at the age of 55. Mark Berhow was an avid hunter.

Nathaniel Berhow appears to have been caught between two worlds...between cultures...between living and dying...

Between two worlds...

Enki A. King adds...

"Twin Peaks again. The suspect lived on Sycamore Creek Drive. In the Twin Peaks universe, sycamores are associated with portals between worlds."

The Black Lodge was surrounded by sycamore trees. "Sycamore Trees" is a song performed by Jimmy Scott as the Black Lodge performer in Episode 29 of Twin Peaks. The music was written by Angelo Badalamenti and the lyrics by David Lynch.

Sycamore trees have a long history in folklore dating back to Egyptian times where the Holy Sycamore is said to connect the worlds between the dead and the living.

It was the ancient Egyptian Tree of Life. The fruit and the timber, and sometimes even the twigs, are richly represented in the tombs of the Egyptian Early, Middle and Late Kingdoms.

And between other worlds...

With Monument Valley in the background, John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, at the end of The Searchers, symbolizes much.
As for the doorway, it’s a brilliantly simple way to show Ethan is trapped between two worlds: the outlaw West and civilization...When Ethan returns from his journey, he discovers a world where settlers are throwing parties and the great Comanche war chiefs are dead. Texas has become a more peaceful place, only Ethan can’t bring himself to settle down. He doesn’t belong in this civilized world, and, really, he isn’t even welcome there. None of Ethan’s friends or family members invite him inside, and the door closes to lock him out. There isn’t anywhere for Ethan to go. He isn’t welcome with the Native Americans; the Confederacy lost the Civil War; and everyone he knows has either died or left him behind. Much like the Comanche corpse earlier in the film, Ethan is fated to “wander forever between the winds.” "What does the final shot of The Searchers mean?" (June 5, 2015)


Also on November 14, 2019: Another school shooting.
Russian police responded to a college shooting in Blagoveshchensk, where a student killed one and wounded three more students, dying by suicide shortly after the attack. Russia’s state Investigative Committee said the 19-year-old shooter brought a hunting rifle to class in Blagoveshchensk near the border with China and opened fire on students, killing one and severely injuring three more.


November 14, 1970 – Southern Airways Flight #932 crashed in the mountains near Huntington, WV, killing 75, including most of the Marshall University football team. 

November 14, 2017 – Kevin Janson Neal, 44, killed his mom the day before, then killed 4 and injured 12, on the Rancho Tehama Reserve, California.

A twilight language site surrounded in cultural chaos? July 23, 1982: Outside Santa Clarita, CA, actor Vic Morrow and two Asian children are killed when a helicopter crashes onto them while shooting a Vietnam war scene for Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Jokers Shall Quietly Repeat

There was a "High School Scare" on Halloween 2019, at the High School for Arts and Business, Corona, Queens, New York. The site is a former bowling alley changed to educational facility. 

Corona = crown 

This makes one think of "king," as in the dark subplot in Joker involving Robert De Niro [Italian: southern variant of Nero, from niro, niru 'black' (Latin niger)]. The "King of Comedy" indirectly returns from his earlier movie.


November 1, 2019 article in New York Post.

As of November 10, 2019, Joker has grossed $313.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $673 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $986.5 million. It is the seventh highest-grossing film of 2019 and the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.

As of November 8, 2019, with Joker's global cumulative total of $953 million, DC Films and Warner Bros.’ Joker is the most profitable comic book movie of all time.

In 2012, Joker and his copycats killed many people. In reality.

In 2019, Joker mostly made a killing at the box-office.

"We may be through with the past, but the past is never through with us." 
~ Narrator, Magnolia, 1999, Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Are we done with the Joker's past in the future?

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” 
― Edmund Burke

“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it” 
― Sara Shepard

“Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.” 
― Lemony Snicket

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." 
― George Santayana

"I've got news for Mr. Santayana: we're doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That's what it is to be alive.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pug Mysteries Persist

Mothman and a pug?

On August 3, 2017, I detailed the strange and secret history of The Order of the Pug dating back to at least 1740. (See here: "The Order of the Pug: Mogs, Grunge, and Hanging Suicides.")

Trump and William Hogarth

This included the remarkable realization that an earlier admirer or perhaps member of the Order, painter William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 - October 26, 1764), began a self-portrait in 1735, entitled Painter and his Pug. Finished in 1745, it shows Hogarth and his pug, named Trump.

The modern "members" of the "Order of the Pug," as noted earlier, have included more than high-born artists, kings and queens. "Today the aristocracy is not about monarchs, entitled rulers, or even political world leaders, as much as in the past. The elite currently is made up of celebrities of show business, sports, and music, the global point people of the world of entertainment."

"Perhaps the Order of the Pug still exists, a variant on the rock and roll Illuminati that is the theme of so many conspiracy postings across the Internet," I wrote in August 2017.

The awareness of such a reality is often subtly revealed in publicity photographs or covert mentions in obituaries.

Unknown and Michael Massee

For example, take the checkered career of Michael Massee, seen above in this publicity shot for Fringe, with a pug during his bizarre role of Anson Carr. Massee died October 20, 2016, at 64, from stomach cancer.

Massee is forever remembered for his 1993 role, where he portrayed the character Funboy in the film The Crow, starring Brandon Lee. Massee was the actor who fired the shot that killed Lee by accident on the set in 1993, due to an improperly prepared prop gun. He was so traumatized by the event that he returned to New York and took a year off from acting and never saw the film. In an interview in 2005, 12 years after the incident, Massee revealed that he still had nightmares about it, going on to say, "I don't think you ever get over something like that."

In one of those annoying click-bait articles, "20 Celebs Supposedly Sacrificed by the Illuminati," actor #15 is Brandon Lee. 

If we are going to travel down this rabbit hole, we might as well continue.

Saved by the Bell

Did you hear that Saved by the Bell is nothing more than an Illuminati fantasy via a dream in Zack Morris' head? 

"Each Saved by the Bell episode begins with a theme song that tells us what is literally happening in the real world in the time between episodes. Zack is riding low in his chair, not liking how he looks in the mirror and generally eating shit like any other high school student. Then the song’s chorus (and the title of the show) releases him to the fantasy world that both he and the show’s audience like so much better than real school: the infinite dream world of Bayside High. That dream world constitutes every episodes of Saved by the Bell, and it only exists in the mind of some awkward, pimply faced version of Zack Morris who can’t catch a break."

"It explains the show better than the claim that we’re watching any sort of real experience in high school. Shouldn’t be too surprising since this show was an offshoot of the Illuminati-riddled Disney company who originally called it Good Morning, Miss Bliss (which was at JFK High School originally; begging to be tied to conspiracy theories…)."

An image of "Mark Paul Walker."

"The main character, Zack Morris graduates with an SAT score of 1502 (considered average), and then gets accepted to none other than Yale University; home of the Illuminati secret society Skull & Bones. Some claim that he wouldn’t have been able to get into Yale with that low of an SAT score. Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Zack Morris, and some theorists claim that he and Paul Walker are one and the same. Not so obscure if you consider that Paul Walker was in the Skull & Bones in his film The Skulls, as discussed in [the author's] post about the Paul Walker death conspiracy theories."

Albert and Sam Bobrick

And who turns out to be the author of Saved by the Bell?

The successful television series Saved by the Bell creator Sam Bobrick, 87, died on October 11, 2019, after suffering a stroke. He was 87. The screenwriter was also know for scripts for Captain Kangaroo, The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, The Flintstones, Get Smart, The Kraft Music Hall, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Bobrick was furthermore a celebrated playwright, having written over 40 works, including The Psychic. 

Obituaries about Bobrick noted he is survived by his wife Julie; children Lori, Stefanie and Joey (Linda); grandchildren Ariel and Josh; and his pet Albert the Wonder Pug.

Boo Bear and Charles Levin

A few months ago, a death occurred that has unfolded with more horrific (or mysterious) details this week. And yes, it involves a pug.

It all revolved around the disappearance of Charles Levin, a 70-year-old actor, well known for roles in AliceHill Street Blues, and as the mohel on "The Bris" episode of Seinfield.

On July 8, 2019, Charles Levin's son Jesse reported to the police that Levin was missing, and he had not been heard from since June 28. At the time, Levin lived in Grants Pass, Oregon, and was in the process of moving to a new house in the town. Levin's car was found on July 12 on a remote road northeast of Selma, Oregon. His pug, Boo Bear, was discovered deceased inside. The pug was able to be identified from the purple collar it was still wearing.

A body believed to be Levin's was found a day later. 

On November 8, 2019, the cause of death was made public. Levin's nude body had been found in a ravine. Levin fell down a 30 foot steep hill while he presuming was trying to get help because he was lost. His remains were partially eaten by animals, most likely turkey vultures. On July 15, it was confirmed that the body was Levin's. 

An official report from Oregon, published by the Daily Mail, gives graphic details.

Police are not treating the death as a homicide or suicide, and Levin's son has reported that it is being investigated as accidental.


What if the "turkey vultures" were Thunderbirds or Mothmen?

Mysteries and pugs go together more than we wish to imagine.

Mothman and Pug, from 2018 ~> Source: Swinkies by Melissa Holmes on Esty.

Sunday, November 03, 2019

November 5: Guy Fawkes Day

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

Guy Fawkes (April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He was born and educated in York, England; his father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic.

Guy Fawkes was one of the plotters. Fawkes used the pseudonym "John Johnson."

The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605. During a search of the House of Lords in the evening on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder—enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble—and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot's discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his men at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle, Catesby was one of those shot and killed. At their trial on 27 January 1606, eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Although weakened by his torture, Fawkes managed to jump from the gallows and break his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the gruesome latter part of his execution.

In January 1606, during the first sitting of Parliament since the plot, the Observance of 5th November Act 1605 was passed, making services and sermons commemorating the event an annual feature of English life; the act remained in force until 1859. The tradition of marking the day with the ringing of church bells and bonfires started soon after the Plot's discovery, and fireworks were included in some of the earliest celebrations. In Britain, 5 November is variously called Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night, or Guy Fawkes Night.

It remains the custom in Britain, on or around 5 November, to let off fireworks. Traditionally, in the weeks running up to the 5th, children made "guys"—effigies supposedly of Fawkes—usually made from old clothes stuffed with newspaper, and fitted with a grotesque mask, to be burnt on 5 November bonfire. These guys were exhibited in the street to collect money for fireworks, although this custom has become less common.

The word guy thus came in the 19th century to mean an oddly dressed person, and hence in the 20th and 21st centuries to mean any male person.

Remember, remember,
The Fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot;
For I see no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

November 5, 1916, the Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

November 5, 1990, Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at Midtown Manhattan's New York Marriott East Side, at 525 Lexington Avenue, by by El Sayyid Nosair, an Egyptian-born U.S. citizen who had trained in Pakistan. Nosair was later convicted of the murder in U.S. District Court for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Some researchers, such as Peter Lance, consider Kahane one of the first, if not the first, American victims of the new group Al Qaeda, since his killer is believed to have links to Osama bin Laden's network. The cell that Kahane's assassin belonged to had been training in the New York Metro system since mid-1989.

In August 2010, the Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post claimed that Nosair had two partners and that his original target was Israeli military figure and future Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "He added that on the night he shot Kahane dead, he was accompanied by two co-conspirators to the Marriot Hotel in Manhattan where Kahane was speaking – one of whom was also carrying a gun. The men, Bilal al-Kaisi of Jordan and Mohammed A. Salameh, a Palestinian illegal alien later involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, have never been charged for their part in the slaying."

November 5, 2009, U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

November 5, 2016, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is rushed off stage in Reno, Nevada, during a pseudo-assassination scare.

November 5, 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

These violent delights have violent ends.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 6.