TTIP of the Iceberg, Pt 3

Financial companies have figured out how to turn a controversial global legal system to their own very profitable advantage. Part three of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter posted on Aug. 31, 2016, at 11:01 a.m. In 2006, near the height of Wall Street’s disastrous speculative…Read more TTIP of the Iceberg, Pt 3

The Waiter

The Waiter The waiter turns the cup around, a habit, bred from suspicion that somewhere, someone else was watching, waiting He waits, he smiles, anticipates, but never sees it coming, someone has it in for him but he prefers to leave them wanting Desire, he feels, from memory, and previous experience, leaves nothing but an…Read more The Waiter


  He knows he lingers too long in the sauna, he needs to  relax his limbs before he showers and dresses. He brought a suit, new shirt, shiny shoes, checks hair, teeth, a splash of cologne. I'm late, I'm late, he frets. Not good for Harry, he can be so fierce.  

FRAMED, ch 3

Chapter 3 | Read it from the beginning By Christopher Goffard Jill Easter wasn’t talking. She bounced a basketball in the driveway with her 3-year-old daughter as Irvine police moved methodically through her house, snapping photos and jotting notes. In her fiction, Jill Easter explored the psychology of revenge. (KTLA)Inside, detectives found what seemed the…Read more FRAMED, ch 3

Princess Diana moment

On the 19th anniversary of her death, psychic Zak Martin doesn’t spill the beans on Diana, the tragic people’s princess

The Way I See It - by Zak Martin

Princess Diana
Every year around this time I receive a spate of phone calls and emails from journalists researching articles, radio and TV programmes about my former client (and subsequently good friend) the late Princess Diana. Not from British journalists, I hasten to add, but from journalists in the US, Japan, Australia and so on. In Britain, Diana has been virtually erased from the public consciousness by a clever PR and “perception management” campaign.

Tomorrow, 1 July is Diana’s birthday, and therefore a journalistic opportunity to write “commemorative” articles about her.
Even all these years after her death, Diana’s photo on the front page of a newspaper or magazine guarantees increased sales.

There will be another spate of requests for interviews in August, the anniversary of her death. This year, no doubt, the task for journalists will be to make connections and comparisons between Diana and Michael Jackson (of whom, by the…

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A mystery in six parts,  Framed She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? By Christopher Goffard | Aug. 28, 2016 (Pictometry / Los Angeles Times) Framed: Chapter 1 By Christopher Goffard The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to…Read more FRAMED – LA Times

The TTIP of the Iceberg

  Mike McQuade for BuzzFeed News International corporations that want to intimidate countries have access to a private legal system designed just for them. And to unlock its power, sometimes all it takes is a threat. Part two of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter posted…Read more The TTIP of the Iceberg

E.T., call waiting

Image: Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space If the signal is truly from an alien world, it’s one far more advanced than ours By Robin Seemangal • 08/29/16 11:02am Jodie Foster as a SETI scientist in the film Contact, based on Carl Sagan’s book about E.T. communication. (Image:…Read more E.T., call waiting