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  1. Questions:

    – why did the head leave the financial supervisory body?
    – is it doing its job?

    I ask because I know of an insurance company, NOT the biggest, that appears to have a problem paying claims and I have it on good authority that the internal controls are a shambles.

    Sorry for all those who have policies with that company.


  2. @David.

    Like Bimbro gone AWOL. Have not seen a post from that lad in ages.

    Ah well, I guess he is probably wrestling with a young lady from Jamaica or such.



  3. @Crusoe

    You know with Bimbro there are no half measures added to which he is thin-skinned which is not a desirable characteristic when participating on the BU.


  4. True dat.


  5. The Office of Public Sector Reform has been the bastard child of administrators and public officers alike. It is about time that all of you shut up and put up. Give that office the clout it deserves and stop beating it to death. Even its parent through its cousins have been malicious and salacious in their systematic attempt at destroying the legitimacy of this institution. To all and sundry, stop criticising and see the office for its worth. Over the years it has done yeoman service save for a few miscreants who have decided to mavericktised the office and do their own thing. It has single-handedly led the charge at service improvement, change management and other interventions but to its detriment, no one has opted to give it the kudos it deserves. The latest stoning came through the recent estimates debate in the upper chamber. The office can not solve the ills of the public service if the public servants from PSs to maids continue to backraise its attempt at improving the processes in it. Give it a break, put some money where your mouth is and give the office the recognition, staff and legal standing it so rightly deserves. And to you mavericks, beware, one day is going to be upon you and you know what? You will not have a leg to stand on! Do your work as intended and stop being saboteurs of your future, for to demonise the entity, you also excommunicate yourself from the sacred bosom of your beloved.



    Note that some of you may have to visit your dealer and ask about the recall….


  7. @David,

    Looks like Al Quaida and Al Zawahiri are in action again, the Boston attack was a coordinated effort according to the site below, along with the ‘poison letters, happening the same time.

    Note too, that American Airlines was grounded on Tuesday by a ”reservations system failure”.

    My only hope is that the Boston attack is not a diversion for something bigger later this week or next week, say in NY? I hope people are careful and authorities are aware that the early attacks could be a diversion, albeit a nasty one.


  8. Interesting that Musharraf found his tail back in Pakistan immediately before this happened. I was quite surprised to see him back there last week, suddenly.


  9. Thanks Crusoe, have not had time to filter the news in the last 36 hours. Will catch up!


  10. Here are some reasons why money is not a medium of exchange:

    1) Whereas any medium of exchange must not be personal property and must instead be public property (meaning then that it must not belong to individuals but belong to the people of the country itself), the fact that it is also a commodity that is used ( money though is not used because it is public property) by hordes of people daily to help them secure the use of other commodities and services, shows persons that these and other factors are having significant bearing on why M has been made by social conduct to be the only commodity that has its own remuneration costs/benefits of use, whilst at the same time serving as a means of remuneration. It is another substitute for remuneration in houses, cars, shoes, food, etc.

    2) There is no mathematical equation ( or any thing close to that) that links it with commercial items in such ways that there is compatiability of rights of ownership that are transferable from, say, M, which has no persons having rights of ownership to it, to certain goods – which themselves almost all of them persons are having rights of ownership to them, or from certain goods to M – and also in such ways that when such are being conducted (transferred) that there is consonance in the transferrals of the rights of uses of these items from, say, M, which has only got very narrow uses and therefore very narrow rights of uses, to certain goods – which themselves can have so many different uses and therefore multifarious rights of uses, or from goods to M. There must be the equation – not inequation – of rights of exchange between the goods that are to be eventually exchanged and the medium of exchange. Therefore, the only links that M has outside of the material that actually makes it- is with other dependent variables in the commercial market processes, like income, payments, transfers, revenues, costs, expenditures, debts, debits, credits (the nominals), and their qualitative and quantitative variations (some more nominals).

    3) The fact that money is absolutely seperate from goods and services in the market place in Barbados and elsewhere, and from the beginning of money this has been so, shows that persons only make money function in relationship to itself, to the kinds and amounts of uses that they have for it ( as remunerations, etc), their movements with it (as in having it to spend in normal and abnormal circumstances) and the different expressions and variations in use, BUT NEVER in relationship (numerically or otherwise) to goods and services. While it is true that millions of people across the globe are constantly pre/disposed at the same time to being desirous of money, goods and services, psychologically, mentally, actionally, for whatever reasons, the fact that there is still not and could never be any relationships between M and goods and services means that M is no medium of exchange.

    4) Even though income, payment, transfer, revenue, cost, expenditure, debt, debit,credit, etc values and numbers can be used to express commercial goods/services, or vice-a-versa, M cannot be used to express commercial goods/services, or vice-a-versa. Cheques and other bills of exchange however come close to being mediums of exchange, since they are expressions of those kinds and amounts of values and numbers, and vice-a-versa. Also cheques and other relevant bills of exchange give expression to money and money to them. Had cheques not been having nominal denominations from other sources – these being numbers based on any amounts of savings in banks in Barbados – they would have been mediums of exchange.

    5) M is a criss-crossing disarticulated set of numbers that many persons use in providing for the use of various combinations of these numbers from zero to infinity, in so far as it relates to the business of transfiguring/configuring of these numbers from money to incomes, payments, transfers, revenues, costs……..debits and credits, via the production distribution and use of goods and services settings, and from income, payments, transfers……….etc back to money to material to nothing. It is very factual to have lifeless abstract numbers in money but still money will be no medium of exchange simply because numbers juxtapose reformulate in multifarious ways and via means of expression ( one $ BDS will in the minds of many people find significance in the number contained in the 1,2,3 boxes of biscuits, or the reverse ( and not the actual physical items or their uses), without anything being exchanged there and then, or at any other time, therefore M having on them these same numbers must also juxtapose or reformulate constantly in various ways and esp.through various other languages and symbols, without being exchanged with anything!!. However, without these numbers on money, it would have been impossible to have incomes, payments, and transfers (nominal) GIVEN ( not exchanged with anything either) to the respective individuals, or groups of individuals, by others in or not of similar motivations attitudes, etc in anticipation of the formers’ use of M and their own cost of use of M (the context being again work or business done with or for whomsoever).

    6) Any medium of exchange – it must be theorized by the PDC – is any vehicle, mechanism, being through which different commercial goods are exchanged by different people – one for another eventually and even across borders too without the medium of exchange itself – having in its functioning – in relationship to the goods to be exchanged – to be dependent on, or to be compromised by the said person/entities – so-called buyers and sellers – kinds of uses of the said goods themselves (for it to be used as such), and without their dependence on, or compromisation by, any amount or amount of use of it, there and then or not, in order to have the goods exchanged. Rather a medium of exchange must have its functioning grounded in its own internal logical systems, and exchange of goods by people grounded in the uses of the relevant people for them. Any medium of exchange must be given – by its users – to having its own independence of circulation rather than it being dependent on the movement of goods and services in the country for it to happen.

    The major reason for the PDC writing this piece is to assist in destroying the downright myth and false assumption held by some people in Barbados that money is a medium of exchange that has been used by persons on the presupposition that there is this inevitability/finality of many persons exchanging goods with money, when in truth and in fact there is very little internal trade that has long been taking place in the country, as exemplified by a few thousand goods being exchanged among the different owners of goods yearly but without the intentions of those to do so. However, such unintentions are replaced by the intentions of these owners of goods to get as many people as possible in Barbados, and sometimes using whatever marketing, psychological, financial, etc approaches and techniques, to ultimately get those people to give them a great deal of money for these owners to use and at the same time only circulating or giving them back only as much money ( this is the very lopsided exchange of money that is taking place at the national level between persons with access to much money and those that do not have much access to money) as would get them just essentially enough goods for their own survival from these owners of these goods (this is the real absence of exchange between those who have goods to trade and those who do not) and which is reflected today in the growing disparities in remunerations and wealth among the various classes in this country.

    David, this was intended to be our first post to you in a very long time via submission of confidentiality messages, but we do not know what has happened because our submit ‘button’ seems not to be working. So we have had to use this medium. Can you do the normal thing from this angle for us? Thank You.



  11. The Odessa reality…

    >Note what ‘passports the escaping Nazis used.

    >Question….Where is the current Pope from????

    >These events are still ongoing.


  12. Moneybrain………….I hope you followed me……….VC is very widespread now, it is still specialized but not as small anymore, how did that escape you?

    Anyway, I am glad you were able to point out the main problems on the island so articulately……..don’t let me stop you from continuing. You are right, it is the blacks allowing the bajan whites to leech off the island, taking bribes and selling out each other at every turn……I know you feel it should be stopped, but would you get black people to stop such learned bad habits.


  13. Should read: but how would you get black people to stop such learned habits?


  14. What of this “not me” claim?


  15. Moneybrain……it looks like you are softer than you are pretending or claiming to be, help me out, don’t let me beg.



    Crusoe@ We see you have your 3rd eye open ,good stuff.
    We also see this on a scale in Barbados History as they want us to view it

    Some of us know better, but we cant type for ever.So we watch for replies to see who is alive

    Its good to know that we are not alone ,lolollo


  17. Plantation…………I don’t know how some people on the island have become so stupid, jealousy complaining yet have nothing in their heads to contribute, can’t start an interesting and intelligent blog if you tortured them, the people have really lost their way.


  18. @WW
    I have never had an Impotence prob, very hard where and when necessary.


  19. Moneybrain…………so say you, just how am I supposed to know that?

    Anyway, I know you are full of suggestions, what do you think would be the best way forward for the island, now remember you are speaking as a bajan, no color, color is overrated on the island……as it is plain to see, there is a crisis and apparently those who are being paid handsomely to solve this crisis are clueless for one reason or another, the least we can do as people who have benefited in one way or another on the island is to offer suggestions, what say you?


  20. @WW
    The essential problem is that the vast majority go into Politics as a means to make $$$$$$$$ for themselves first, foremost and only! They dont give a Rodent’s Rectum for the Peeps ( No different in most Nations except maybe some hide the wages of Sin better than others).
    The first step should be to immediately enact strict Integrity Legislation and then at least triple MP salaries. However, while that Transition is taking place the Best and Cleverest should be asked to contribute via a forum on a blog designed for Solving Bim’s Economic Problems
    1 Short term solutions
    2 Medium
    3 Long Term ie 5yrs +

    Got to go


  21. Moneybrain………….Thanks, love the idea, but we have to debate the tripling MPs salaries much further, anyone on the island can live on $17,000 per month, supposedly what MPs are currently being paid, triple their salaries and you run the risk of them wanting to triple on kickbacks, etc. ect.


  22. @WW
    Let’s assume I am the Integrity Commissioner with Full Power and everyone has been made fully AWARE that the under the Table Action is FINITO, the Peeps have full communication abilities with the Commission and the Penalties are enormous. Therefore, we triple MP Salaries for this and the following reason–WE want and NEED to ATTRACT the very Best, Cleverest and those of HIGHEST Integrity.
    One of the major problems with Democracy is that the majority have great difficulty in choosing their Reps and one reason for that is the low Quality available. In Ontario we have just seen the resignation of our 3 Term Premier, a record, and the guy was not worth 2 Terms farless 3 BUT the Competition was POOR! He left under a serious cloud of Corruption and mis- spending of Govt money and the majority still dont realise the negative gravity of his tenure. He was and is a mediocre Lawyer, which begs the point that we should have a quota limit on the number of Lawyers running the Nation as U know the word means LIAR when you say it quickly!


  23. Moneybrain……..i am with you on this one, I even saw i think it is the mayor of Vancouver, elderly female around 78 now being investigated for some wrong doing. Yes giving a bigger salary coupled with integrity legislation that states unequivocally that they go to PRISON if they do any wrong to the taxpayers confidence AND cut the 22 lawyers currently occupying parliament down to at least 5, I see where this can work……the lawyers have the island in a disgustingly corrupt state………..but we have to look at reality, which PM you know in any of the two current parties will have the balls or the integrity to institute integrity legislation, where this could all start? be honest.


  24. @WW
    EXACTLY why Democracy does NOT work!!

    BENEVOLENT DICTATORSHIP a la Singapore would eventually lead to major real progress in Bim. It is like TOUGH LOVE in raising children BUT the end result is top quality adults, I know for sure as I have a couple Twentysomethings who have accomplished very high levels of Education and top flight Experience because of the DISCIPLINE instilled!

    DISCIPLINE is the Critical factor. Indeed, one major p[roblem in bim is a wicked slide in Discipline in the last 40 years.


  25. Money………….exactly, i concur, no one seems to want to listen, the younger you instill discipline in children the longer it remains with them……..i have had the same experience and some of mine were raised in NY one of the toughest places in the world to instill disciple……., in Bim, there is sunshine, sea, a laid back attitude yet they have lost control in the discipline department, from the adult right back down………it is a sad state of affairs, the leaders certainly have not one ounce of self-control nor self-discipline or they would definitely not be that self-serving……something has to give and i believe it is about to….


  26. Moneybrain………..I forgot to wish you happy fathers day yesterday, I am right now 6 hours ahead of you, forgive the oversight, hope you had a great day.


  27. @WW
    Thanks kindly



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    Where was Nixon?

    Al Steele and Pepsi Cola Company
    Crawford married her final husband, Alfred Steele, at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on May 10. 1955.[37] Crawford and Steele met at a party in 1950 when Steele was an executive with Coca-Cola. They renewed their acquaintance at a New Year’s Eve party in 1954. Steele by that time had become the president of Pepsi Cola.[38] Crawford traveled extensively on behalf of Pepsi following the marriage. She estimated that she traveled over 100,000 miles for the company.[2] Steele died of a heart attack in April 1959. Crawford was initially advised that her services were no longer required. After she told the story to Louella Parsons, Pepsi reversed its position and Crawford was elected to fill the vacant seat on the board of directors.[39]

    Kendall, Donald. Born in 1921, Kendall began working for Pepsi after WWII, rising to Vice President by the 1950s, when he was instrumental in opening the Soviet market to the soft drink. He became president of Pepsi in 1963. He and Joan did not get along, and Joan often referred to him as “Fang.” A protege of Pepsi chairman Al Steele’s and friend of Richard Nixon’s

    On November 21, 1963, the evening before JFK’s assassination, Joan Crawford attended a Pepsi function in Dallas with Richard Nixon.,1014.htm

    Richard Nixon’s Greatest Cover-Up: His Ties to the Assassination of President Kennedy
    by Don Fulsom

    July 23, 1963: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa tells his lawyer, Frank Ragano, “Something has to be done. The time has come for your friend (Santos Trafficante) and Carlos (Marcello) to get rid of him, kill that son-of-a-bitch John Kennedy.”

    Nov. 8: Oswald allegedly writes a note to a “Mr. Hunt” asking for “information.”

    Nov. 21: Ostensibly in Dallas to attend a Pepsi Cola convention, Nixon asks the city to give President Kennedy a respectful welcome.

    Nov. 21: Chicago Mob boss Sam Giancana meets with Nixon in Dallas to discuss the planned Kennedy assassination, Giancana later tells relatives.

    Nov. 22: Nixon leaves Dallas, apparently before Kennedy’s arrival.

    Nov. 22: President Kennedy is murdered in Dallas.

    Nov. 24: Ruby kills Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police jail.

    1963: Nixon recommends Congressman Gerald Ford for the Warren Commission.

    1964: Nixon lies to the FBI about being in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

    1964: Ford convinces the commission to alter a key finding—making its preposterous “single bullet” assassination theory slightly more believable, documents released in 1997 show. The theory held that one of the bullets struck Kennedy in the back, came out his neck, and then somehow critically wounded Texas Governor John Connally. Ford’s change placed the back wound higher in Kennedy’s body.

    1964: Nixon and Ford write articles in advance of Warren Commission Report endorsing its anticipated conclusion that Oswald alone was responsible for Kennedy’s assassination.

    Sept. 1964: The Warren Report finds that Oswald—firing from a sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository—was President Kennedy’ sole assassin.

    Nov. 1968: In a squeaker, Nixon is elected president with big support from the Teamsters union and the Mob.

    1971: After a Mob payoff of at least $300,000, Nixon grants clemency to Hoffa—who had been jailed for jury tampering in 1967.

    June 1971: Former CIA agent E. Howard Hunt secretly joins the Nixon White House as the president’s chief spy.

    May 1972: Nixon confides to two top aides that the Warren Report was “the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated,” a White House tape released in 2002 reveals.

    June 17, 1972: A group of burglars working for Nixon’s re-election is caught by Washington, D.C. police while breaking into Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex. Hunt and former FBI official G. Gordon Liddy are soon identified as the group’s supervisors.

    June 23, 1972: To gain CIA help in the Watergate cover-up, Nixon tries to blackmail CIA chief Richard Helms over the secrets that Hunt might blab regarding CIA’s links to “the Bay of Pigs”—which top Nixon aide Bob Haldeman later reveals to be Nixon/CIA code for the JFK assassination.

    Nov. 1972: In a landslide, Nixon is re-elected president with the help of a reported $1 million Teamsters’ contribution.

    Nixon’s Three Stories of Where He Was on November 22, 1963

    In the first place, strange things which could scarcely all be coincidence happened even before JFK was killed. On the morning of November 22, 1963, the day Kennedy was killed the New York Times carried an item on a back page, It was datelined Dallas. And it said that ex-Vice-President Richard M. Nixon had made a speech in Dallas before a group of businessmen,

    Not only did the Times carry that story on the very day JFK died, but Nixon was in Dallas the day Kennedy died, and it is very possible that he was still in Dallas at the moment Kennedy died. Despite all other reports to the contrary. And of course the thing that makes this so very important is that Nixon and others have for some reason tried to conceal that fact for more than twelve years.

    The True Story

    Actually, Nixon was in Dallas when JFK was shot. On April 2nd 1975 a young man was listening to a talk at his school when he heard the lecturer tell about the Esquire account of Nixon’s trip to Dallas, and how and when Nixon had learned about JFK’s death. That young man then told the lecturer, “My father was an executive for the Pepsi Cola Company, and he was in Dallas on November 22nd 1963 at that convention. He has told me that Nixon was there in Dallas at the convention when the announcement was heard that JFK had been killed, Nixon left later that afternoon,”

    This young man is the son of Mr. Harvey Russel of the Pepsi Cola Company. When Mr. Russel was informed of his son’s account, he agreed that his son’s story was true. Mr. Russel confirmed that Nixon was attending that meeting at the time the shots were fired. He added Nixon was there representing the Pepsi Cola Company’s law firm Mudge, Rose, Nixon et al. The Dallas newspapers stated that Nixon was attending a board meeting.

    Mr. Russel confirmed that the session Nixon was attending broke up when the assassination news came through. Nixon then returned to his hotel and later in the afternoon had been driven to the Dallas airport by a Mr. Deluca, also a Pepsi Cola official.


    June 23, 1972: To gain CIA help in the Watergate cover-up, Nixon tries to blackmail CIA chief Richard Helms over the secrets that Hunt might blab regarding CIA’s links to “the Bay of Pigs”—which top Nixon aide Bob Haldeman later reveals to be Nixon/CIA code for the JFK assassination.

    Celebrating an assassination

    FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote the memo referring to the Bush Sr. briefing; and on the night before Kennedy arrived in Dallas, Hoover met with others at the Dallas ranch of Texas oil baron and Dallas Cowboys owner Colin J. “Clint” Murchison, Jr., according to retired Army Brigadier General William Penn Jones—

    George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon joined Hoover that night in Dallas at the Murchison gathering on November 21, 1963 before Kennedy arrived the next day, according to alleged Kennedy co-conspirator and spotter Frank Sturgis—victim of a covered-up poisoning death in October 1992 prior to the Bush-Clinton November election.

    Sturgis’ explosive revelations about Bush and Nixon is also confirmed by a living witness who worked for Clint Murchison Jr. at the time of the assassination; and incredibly, the witness corroborated the meeting prior to the assassination, but also a second gathering involving alleged co conspirators (including the assassins and their spotters) who toasted and celebrated Kennedy’s death as they watched television reports that night, according to Webb who has spoken with the witness—and both are available to testify before a grand jury.

    The living witness also identified a photograph of George Bush Sr.’s White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray as a regular visitor to Murchison’s Dallas ranch during this time period and almost until Murchison’s death while allegedly working as a conduit between the CIA and the FBI regarding illegal black operations, according to Stew Webb and the witness who are available to testify if subpoenaed before a grand jury.

    Bush 41 links to Watergate, the ‘Texans’ and the ‘Bay of Pigs’ thing

    There is evidence that one of the main reasons Nixon ordered the Watergate break-in was for the purpose of locating incriminating photographs taken during the Kennedy assassination.

    In his book The Immaculate Deception–The Bush Crime Family Exposed [1991, America West Publishers, pp. 31-39], retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Russell Bowen also referred to the Hoover memo, revealing that a FOIA lawsuit publicized an FBI report regarding a man identifying himself as “George H. W. Bush” who telephoned the FBI’s Houston office within hours of Kennedy’s death with information about a threat allegedly made against JFK by a young right-wing Republican.

    The FBI report referred to by Bowen stated “On November 22, 1963, Mr. George H. W. Bush, 5535 Briar, Houston, Texas telephonically advised…that one James Parrott had been talking of killing the president when he comes to Houston.”

    On pages 33-36 of The Immaculate Deception, General Bowen recounts the full details of a government effort to misidentify George H. W. Bush as George William Bush in an effort to cover up the future president’s role in the events of November 22, 1963.

    In the “smoking gun” taped discussion, Nixon also links the “the Cubans,” “the Texans,” “Helms,” “Hunt,” “Bernard Barker,” “Robert Mosbacher,” and “the Bay of Pigs,” according to the retired General.

    “Over and over on the Watergate tapes, these names come up in the discussions of the photos from Dallas that Nixon was supposedly trying to obtain in the Watergate burglary,” said Bowen.

    Frank Sturgis confirmed the existence of assassination photos like the one above of Bush at the Texas Book Depository when he told the San Francisco Chronicle in a May 7, 1977 interview, “the reason we burglarized the Watergate was because Nixon was interested in stopping news leaking relating to the photos of our role in the assassination of President John Kennedy.”

    Although he did not look for this information on the JFK assassination, Russ Baker found a lot of information about it when researching the Bush family.
    Alex interviews Russ Baker:
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    Don’t forget about Ford–he controlled the investigation and was rewarded for his work by Nixon, who gave Ford the presidency.

    More “Bay of Pigs” = “Kennedy’s murder”


    Kendall began working for Pepsi after WWII, rising to Vice President by the 1950s, when he was instrumental in opening the Soviet market to the soft drink.

    Dirty Politics — Nixon, Watergate, and the JFK Assassination by Mark Tracy

    Dallas journalist Jim Marrs gives this account: “With Nixon in Dallas was Pepsi-Cola heiress and actress Joan Crawford. Both Nixon and Crawford made comments in the Dallas newspapers to the effect that they, unlike the President, didn’t need Secret Service protection, and they intimated that the nation was upset with Kennedy’s policies. It has been suggested that this taunting may have been responsible for Kennedy’s critical decision not to order the Plexiglas top placed on his limousine on November 22.”

    [Notes: The Pepsi-Cola company had a sugar plantation and factory in Cuba, which the Cuban government nationalized in 1960; CIA contract agent Chauncey Holt told Newsweek magazine in 1991 that Pepsi-Cola President Donald Kendall was "considered by the CIA to be the eyes and ears of the CIA" in the Caribbean; a photograph taken on November 21, 1963 -- the day before the assassination -- shows Donald Kendall meeting with Richard Nixon in Dallas. Click to view]*

    Other facts linking Nixon to the JFK assassination emerged years later during the Watergate conspiracy, some of which were revealed by Nixon’s former chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman in his memoir, The Ends of Power. Haldeman cites several conversations where Nixon expressed concern about the Watergate affair becoming public knowledge and where this exposure might lead. Haldeman writes:

    “In fact, I was puzzled when he [Nixon] told me, ‘Tell Ehrlichman this whole group of Cubans [Watergate burglars] is tied to the Bay of Pigs.’ After a pause I said, ‘The Bay of Pigs? What does that have to do with this [the Watergate burglary]?’ But Nixon merely said, ‘Ehrlichman will know what I mean,’ and dropped the subject.”

    Later in his book, Haldeman appears to answer his own question when he says, “It seems that in all of those Nixon references to the Bay of Pigs, he was actually referring to the Kennedy assassination.”

    If Haldeman’s interpretation is correct, then Nixon’s instructions for him to, “Tell Ehrlichman this whole group of [anti-Castro] Cubans is tied to the Bay of Pigs,” was Nixon’s way of telling him to inform Ehrlichman that the Watergate burglars were tied to Kennedy’s murder. (It should be noted that many Cuban exiles blamed Kennedy for the failure to overthrow Castro at the Bay of Pigs, pointing to Kennedy’s refusal to allow the U.S. military to launch a full-scale invasion of the island.)

    Haldeman also links the Central Intelligence Agency to the Watergate burglars and, by implication, to the Kennedy assassination. Haldeman writes, “…at least one of the burglars, [Eugenio] Martinez, was still on the CIA payroll on June 17, 1972 — and almost certainly was reporting to his CIA case officer about the proposed break-in even before it happened [his italics].”

    The other Watergate conspirators were G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzales and ex-CIA agents James McCord and E. Howard Hunt. Hunt’s relationship with the anti-Castro Cubans traces back to the early 1960s, to his days with the Central Intelligence Agency. As a CIA political officer and propaganda expert, Hunt helped plan the Bays of Pigs operation and also helped create the Cuban Revolutionary Council — a militant anti-Castro organization. Hunt would later retire from the CIA (at least ostensibly) to become covert operations chief for the Nixon White House. [Note: Hunt maintained a working relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency even after his "retirement," obtaining camera equipment and disguises from the CIA's Technical Services Division for use in the Watergate burglary.]

    Several reports over the years have placed Hunt in Dallas at the time of the Kennedy assassination. In 1974, the Rockefeller Commission concluded that Hunt used eleven hours of sick leave from the CIA in the two-week period preceding the assassination. Later, eyewitness Marita Lorenz testified under oath that she saw Hunt pay off an assassination team in Dallas the night before Kennedy’s murder. (Hunt v. Liberty Lobby; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; 1985) Click to read transcript

    In taped conversations with Haldeman, Nixon is obviously worried about what would happen if Hunt’s involvement in the Watergate conspiracy came to light. Nixon says, “Of course, this Hunt, that will uncover a lot of things. You open that scab, there’s a hell of a lot of things, and we feel that it would be very detrimental to have this thing go any further … the President’s belief is that this is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again.” Click to Listen: Nixon instructs Haldeman on what to tell the CIA (text below)

    NIXON: When you get in to see these people, say: “Look, the problem is that this will open the whole, the whole Bay of Pigs thing, and the President just feels that…” ah, I mean, without going into the details of, of lying to them to the extent to say that there is no involvement. But, you can say, “This is sort of a comedy of errors, bizarre,” without getting into it, “The President’s belief is that this is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again. And, ah because ah these people are playing for, for keeps and that they should call the FBI in and we feel that … that we wish for the country, don’t go any further into this case, period!”

    Following instructions, Haldeman informed CIA Director Richard Helms of Nixon’s concern that the Watergate investigation would “open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again.” Haldeman gives this account of what transpired next:

    “Turmoil in the room. Helms, gripping the arms of his chair, leaning forward and shouting, ‘The Bay of Pigs had nothing to do with this. I have no concern about the Bay of Pigs.’

    “Silence. I just sat there. I was absolutely shocked by Helms’ violent reaction. Again I wondered, what was such dynamite in the Bay of Pigs story?”

    Eleven days after Hunt’s arrest for the Watergate burglary, L. Patrick Gray, acting FBI Director, was called to the White House and told by Nixon aide John Ehrlichman to “deep six” written files taken from Hunt’s personal safe. The FBI Director was told that the files were “political dynamite and clearly should not see the light of day.” Gray responded by taking the material home and burning it in his fireplace. John Dean, council to the president, acted similarly by shredding Hunt’s operational diary.

    Futhermore, as former White House correspondent Don Fulsom reveals, “The newest Nixon tapes are studded with deletions — segments deemed by government censors as too sensitive for public scrutiny. ‘National Security’ is cited. Not surprisingly, such deletions often occur during discussions involving the Bay of Pigs, E. Howard Hunt, and John F. Kennedy.

    One of the most tantalizing nuggets about Nixon’s possible inside knowledge of JFK assassination secrets was buried on a White House tape until 2002. On the tape, recorded in May of 1972, the president confided to two top aides that the Warren Commission pulled off ‘the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated.’ Unfortunately, he did not elaborate.”


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  30. Carlo Brewster

    Flying Fish and Coucou has inferred that the PM never consulted with the PSC when issuing the letter to Dottin.

    How concerning is THAT? An ad hoc decision to get rid of the COP by the PM?

    People should be very worried indeed and hopefully international bodies are watching carefully.


  31. How much is the 30,000 or more square feet upstairs Trimart Complex Haggatt Hall costing the Government Stephen Lashley? How much de Carpark at LESC cost and was the $30million the final figure? How much did the Everson Elcock Power Plant supplied by the QEH cost and was the $18 million justified up from $8million? Just asking!


  32. The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

    The NSA inadvertently gathers the location records of “tens of millions of Americans who travel abroad” annually, along with the billions of other records it collects by tapping into worldwide mobile network cables, the newspaper said in a report on its website.

    Such data means the NSA can track the movements of almost any cellphone around the world, and map the relationships of the cellphone user. The Post said a powerful analytic computer program called CO-TRAVELER crunches the data of billions of unsuspecting people, building patterns of relationships between them by where their phones go. That can reveal a previously unknown terrorist suspect, in guilt by cellphone-location association, for instance.

    As the NSA doesn’t know which part of the data it might need, the agency keeps up to 27 terabytes, or more than double the text content of the Library of Congress’ print collection, the Post said. A 2012 internal NSA document said the volumes of data from the location program were “outpacing our ability to ingest, process and store” it, the newspaper said.

    The program is detailed in documents given to the newspaper by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden. The Post also quotes unidentified NSA officials, saying they spoke with the permission of their agency.

    Shawn Turner, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, declined to comment on the report.

    The DNI’s general counsel, Robert Litt, has said that NSA does not intentionally gather bulk location data on U.S. cellphones inside the U.S. — but NSA Director Keith Alexander testified before Congress his agency ran tests in 2010 and 2011 on “samples” of U.S. cell-site data to see if it was technically possible to plug such data into NSA analysis systems. Alexander said that the information was never used for intelligence purposes and that the testing was reported to congressional intelligence committees. He said it was determined to be of little “operational value,” so the NSA did not ask for permission to gather such data.

    Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said at the time that Alexander could have explained more. “The intelligence leadership has decided to leave most of the real story secret,” Wyden said, though he would not elaborate on the extent of the program. Wyden and two other Democratic lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the 2014 defense spending bill that would require intelligence agencies to say whether the NSA “or any other element of the intelligence community has ever collected the cell-site location information of a large number of United States persons with no known connection to suspicious activity, or made plans to collect such information.”

    Alexander and other NSA officials have explained that when U.S. data is gathered “incidentally” overseas, it is “minimized,” meaning that when an NSA analysts realize they are dealing with a U.S. phone number, they limit what can be done with it and how long that data can be kept.

    Rights activists say those measures fall short of protecting U.S. privacy.

    “The scale of foreign surveillance has become so vast, the amount of information about Americans ‘incidentally’ captured may itself be approaching mass surveillance levels,'” said Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.

    “The government should be targeting its surveillance at those suspected of wrongdoing, not assembling massive associational databases that by their very nature record the movements of a huge number of innocent people,” said Catherine Crump, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.


  33. Smart Meter Deployment and

    Utility Companies cannot only turn off their services to customers remotely and individually, but they and the U.S./U.N. Military can turn off all the water, electricity and gas from the ground and by Satellites overhead, simultaneously, if Barbadians rebel, Barbados does not toe their line, cannot repay their loans or disobeys any of their U.N/NWO orders. The people have not been properly informed about any of this and therefore, I regard it as a Military Stealth Deployment! Employ, Deploy and Destroy! The Sovreignty of Barbadians is being stolen wholesale. Paid-off, blackmailed politicians?

    First water smartmeters, then electric, then gas. In a radius of 400 ft of 5,000 sq. ft. lots, a house will have 195 radiations from microwave smartmeters constantly transmitting to each other, cooking people’s brains and bodies. Smart Water Meters microwaves will leach lead out of old lead pipes. The microwaves stop water from carrying nutrients to cells, eventually causing rapid ageing and death. . This according to Bill Deagle. See Stopsmartmeters!(UK) for reports of other medical researchers. Water that kills. Cancer is assured by year six if you live 400 ft. from a cell phone tower! How much faster will you die with smartmeters? Dr. Bill Deagle says if a candle is a cell phone (brain cancer) a smartmeter is a raging forest fire—just one! What then of 200? Electric company smart meters piggy back weaponized frequencies on your electricity which interfere with your biology, irrevirsibly breaking your DNA, are mind-control frequencies, and cause electrical house fires. Wood and Lathe and plaster houses are in particular danger. Wifi and Smart Tablets emit radiations which will destroy DNA and future reproduction in your children. Depopulation for almost seven billion people. Thank your rulers.

    This installation cannot be allowed to happen. In addition, not only will utility prices rise (between 50-80% in Canada and U.S. and U.K.) but people will be required to purchase new smart appliances which can be turned off by the companies and which spy on their owners use, minds and speech. Families in the U.K, Canada and the U.S. are getting sick and expiring from radiation and have formed associations to get rid of Smart Meters. The piece of smartness is in killing you quietly. Your politicians and Utilities Commission should know all this. I would call them then Judas Goats. Go to

    I have sent all the utility managers a longer form of this letter forbidding the installation of any Smart Meter supplying service to me.
    See the Iron Mountain Report (1954); Stopsmartmeters!(UK)


  34. Hi BU:

    Pornography is now easily available to all school children who have access to a tablet or a smart phone. It is facilitated by persons who allow unrestricted access to the Internet in their homes or at the many Wi-Fi hotspots around Barbados. So let me share a solution; but first, let me describe the problem.

    Pornography has two main damaging effects. The impact for viewers is that that they can primarily view sexual intercourse as a means to satisfy themselves rather than satisfying their partners. For male viewers, this can lead to a less satisfying sexual experience for her and a boring routine for him. He will likely develop an uncaring attitude towards her if she does not express a similar delight in his sexual performance as those whom he watches. His sexual experience should be all about satisfying her, and her sexual experience should be all about satisfying him.

    The most damaging impact is on the victims whom the watchers are viewing. Many women, especially from Asian and eastern European countries, are forced into the sex slave trade, with harsh consequences if they do not show delight when raped (See ‘Half the Sky’ and other research into sex slavery). As the watchers view these victims, they are supporting and sustaining this slavery. If people choose not to pay to view pornography on the Internet, then they still support and sustain the sex slave trade by adding to the web sites’ page views, which increases their potential advertising revenues.

    For men to intentionally choose to harm themselves and their marriages for a few moments of pleasure is irresponsible. However, for viewers to sustain the sex slave trade, and the hopelessness of the victims who are repeatedly raped into submission, is unconscionable. The persons who forced the victims into sex slavery are vile. However, how do we describe the viewers who keep them in slavery by sustaining the slave owners’ profits? For us descendants of slaves, who should be held to a higher standard in this matter, to now sustain the enslavement of these women, is beyond my comprehension. So what is an economical and effective solution?

    The obvious solution would be for the local Internet service providers to block pornographic images. However, this may attract claims of censorship from persons who feel entitled to access pornography regardless of the consequential damage to viewers and their victims. Yes, the sex slave actually becomes the victim of their Internet viewer. Therefore, the responsibility of helping the victims must fall heavily on all Internet subscribers.

    Every household, school, resource centre and business with an Internet account should protect our children, and refuse to support the sex slave trade, by installing an effective pornography blocker at their router. I recommend the free “Open DNS Family Shield” software, which can be installed at the router in less than 2 minutes. This should have the added benefit of significantly improving productivity in the work place.

    Grenville Phillips II


  35. The USA seems to be creating these freaks by the day.


  36. Departure Area Facilities:- Grantly Adams International Airport (GAIA)

    Departure Area Shops and Restaurants/Bar should remain open until the last flight of the day has departed, allowing departing passengers (as well as intransit passengers) the option of purchasing food and beverages after entering the departure area (Airside).

    I had a 21:15 departure and of the few shops that were open, there was no Restaurant/Bar.


  37. Anyone noticed what’s happening to RBC. Yet another department is closing in 2 wks anther 50,workers on the breadline


  38. The next issue that will be hotly debated in Barbados, the series was about 20 years behind.

    Days of our Lives has come to an end . . . at least on CBC TV8.

    Days of our Lives has come to an end . . . at least on CBC TV8.


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