Thursday, June 28, 2018

PENN Magazine (July 2018): Man of the Year: The Big Wolfgang Halbig

​"Were you paying attention to The Dude's story?"
"I was bowling."

July Issue
Penn Magazine

Wolfgang Tracy Lebowski & Fetzer Investigate Sandy Hook

Also available here in flip-page format

We Walk
With Giants ...





Halbig, Tracy, Fetzer
(and nineteen others) deserve something,
 the Medal of Freedom, but that means nothing, the Nobel Peace Price
(it’s got Obama Germs on it) ... something
different, better ... money? No.
How about ... THANK YOU.

... It’s not just our opinion, man, it’s the honest-to-god-truth: Halbig et al. are right, they are heroes, because Sandy Hook, as well as (name a dozen more here), are all hoaxes, false flags, conspiracies, people might have died in some cases, but they are still government —United States government — lies, gigantic lies,
treason, felonies ... jailable offenses, and I don’t know what that makes you think when you hear the good ol’ American radio ad by “Reasonable Guy” telling you to register with the Selective Service because it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s the law, and you do (don’t you?) want to be in touch with the rest of America and not ruin your whole life of fun and games ... but I think the whole thing is a joke, a falling down house of cards and we are privileged to be right here in the front row in “real time” watching it crash in slow motion.

... There are so many Lebowski-isms that one could easily get
carried away. They are best served sparingly.

Yeah, but that’s not really our style here, is it, Achievers?

And if you think it is, then obviously you’re not a golfer.

Nothing is fucked.
Wolfgang Halbig is on the Penn Magazine 
cover as The Dude. (Whaaaat?)

Not sure what he would think of this if he might see it. 
Maybe hopefully he won’t.

But if Wolfgang would see this we would like to 
say that it is meant to be an honor, an
homage, it’s like Lenin said ... I am the Walrus.

We love “The Big Lebowski,” watched it at least a million times.
It means nothing. It believes in nothing.
But I’ll allow there are a lot of nice folks in it.

The Dude is looking for answers, the truth.
And that’s pretty much where any comparison 
with Wolfgang Halbig begins and ends.

It’s just a way to talk about the Sandy Hook Story, The American Story, and the story of a good man, who loved the outdoors, and bowling, and as a surfer explored the beaches of Southern
California from Lahoya to Leo Carillo
. (oops) And up to Pismo.

There will be many of these lapses into Lebowski Speak in this issue, but the Dude abides and you see what happens when you try to fool people like Wolfgang Halbig, James Tracy and Jim Fetzer? 
You see what happens?
This is what happens.
This is what happens, Obama.

Halbig should be on the cover of well, 
something really big, but they are all fake,
so well, for now this will do, but it really doesn’t. It’s not enough.

It means thank you, in Czechoslovakian, that’s what this issue of Penn Magazine means, whatever the words are for thank you in Czech, 
that’s what this is.

Is Wolgang Halbig the only one around 
here who gives a shit about the rules?

Mark it zero, Obama. This is not Vietnam. 
This is bowling and there are rules.
Mark it zero.

Penn Magazine is named in honor of Penn Jones, Jr., an honest newsman, who did not lie to us.
Who did not pee on our rug.
This aggression will not stand ... man.

Here’s what I saw.

Bobo Fay on the Conan O’Brien Show.
(It’s been awhile.)

Bobo is on the cast of the Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet, which now finished its thirteenth season.

At first I thought it was nothing, but now I think it is something.
Talking about Bigfoot on big time late night American main stream television.
It’s a break-through.
It actually is.

I’m going to be optimistic.

And maybe that’s not such a stretch.
Talking about Bigfoot on mainstream TV.

How much longer until Richard Dolan – UFOs/Jim Fetzer – Paul Wellstone, JFK/Kevin Barrett – 911/William Pepper – MLK, RFK.
Maybe we will start talking to each other, this American nation.

There’s a lot we need to talk about.
We are like an extremely dysfunctional family that hasn’t talk about things for a very, very long time. 
And actually it plans to never talk about certain things.

That’s how it plans to function from now until forever.

Some things we just never talk about.

We laugh, go to work, talk together sometimes, attend funerals and weddings, get through it all somehow by means of cigarettes and beer, and on Thanksgiving we watch football, in silence until we can escape to our own caves and dens.

But then, one year when nobody expects it, during Thanksgiving dinner, Uncle Frank, who nobody really knows that much about except your dad and he’s not talking, well, Uncle Frank makes a joke about something and everyone shouts no shit! with their 
open mouths and wide eyes.

And everyone runs out into the backyard with spades and begins to dig and by god, that is where the bodies are buried.

And everyone starts talking about everything in family history and genealogy and they pull out the cards and the board games and nobody goes home all night, just talking and drinking coffee and the next morning, well it’s like a whole new world.

The whole world is new.

And not because somebody brought a gun or a knife to Thanksgiving Dinner because they had about had it — but by some fluke, something not really planned, except maybe by courageous ol’ weird Uncle Frank, everybody started talking.

So, yeah ... Bobo talking about Bigfoot on big-time TV.

Well, that might be what the revolution looks like.

We always wondered. Is this the revolution? Is that?

Well, maybe it’s a big dude with a California accent in a flannel shirt and jeans wearing a Keep On Squatchin’ cap.

Far fucking out.

Still not feeling it?

Well, we are not only going to talk openly about the truth about Bigfoot and Sandy Hook, but also ... 9/11, Oklahoma City, San Bernardino, Boston, Aurora, all those fake fucking shootings and all the real shootings put on for our benefit by our own very own government.

And they are going to jail and it is the revolution, the end of war, the beginning of trillions of dollars for roads, schools, health care, all that stuff ... and we won’t be stupid anymore.

We thank you Bobo.
We thank you Wolfgang.
We thank you James.
We thank you Jim.
We thank the Academy and The Crisis Actors Guild.
The royal we.

Mike Palecek, editor
Chuck Gregory, publisher

And, make sure to listen to ...
The New American Dream Radio Show,
Thursdays 7-9 pm Central Time, Revolution Radio Network,
Schedule A.


California Considers Monitoring Online Speech


Editor’s Note: California may set the tone for a national conversation and perhaps even set of laws addressing what the state’s lawmakers deem “false information … spread online.” Since political motivation and ideology often underly what one deems “fake news” this proposed move should be especially concerning for those who truly cherish free thought and expression. As the article below suggests, Facebook’s recent nod to corporate media outlets as an antithesis to “fake news” has demonstrated how such an effort is likely to be instituted in California and elsewhere. The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the law is dangerous because it places the governing body in a position to determine what is true and false.
The proposed speech legislation was introduced by California State Senator Richard Pan, a practicing pediatrician and the principal lawmaker behind SB277, the state’s mandatory vaccination law. A voter-driven campaign in 2015 to have Pan ousted from office was not successful.
California State Senator Richard Pan. Image Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press
CBS13 Sacramento reports:
California is considering creating a “fake news” advisory group in order to monitor information posted and spread on social media.
Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create the advisory committee by April 1, 2019. It would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars.
The advisory group would be required to study how false information is spread online and come up with a plan for social media platforms to fix the problem. The Attorney General would then need to present that plan to the Legislature by December 31, 2019. The group would also need to come up with criteria establishing what is “fake news” versus what is inflammatory or one-sided.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation opposes the bill, calling it “flawed” and “misguided.” The group argues the measure would make the government and advisory group responsible for deciding what is true or false. It also points out the First Amendment prevents content-based restrictions, even if the statements of “admittedly false.”
A recent study by Massachusetts-based MindEdge Learning was conducted with 1,000 young adults, ages 18 to 31-years-old. According to MindEdge’s nine-question survey, 52 percent of the respondents incorrectly answered at least four questions and received a failing grade. The number of young adults who could detect false information on the internet went down by all of the group’s measures. Only 19 percent of the college students and grads scored an “A” by getting eight or nine questions correct. That number is down from 24 percent in last year’s survey.
Facebook recently did away with its “Trending News” section – calling it outdated and unpopular. That section was criticized in the past after reports came out claiming the human editors were biased against conservatives. After Facebook fired those editors, the algorithms it replaced them with couldn’t always distinguish real news from fake.
After the 2016 election, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg denied that fake news spread on the social site he oversees influenced the outcome- calling the idea “crazy.”
A previous bill, AB 155, would have required schools to teach students the difference between “fake news” and “real news.” It died in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
The current bill SB 1424 was authored by Senator Dr. Richard Pan. It passed the Senate on May 30, 2018 by a vote of 25-11. It will be heard by the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, tourism, and Internet Media Committee on Tuesday.