Every once and a while, people seeking publicity play mind games with everyone’s justified paranoia. The latest scam attempt is by the Catalano family who put out this story that they innocently Googled ‘pressure cooker’ because they wanted to cook some beans, ‘backpack’ because their son wanted one and ‘bombs’ for no good reason at all and then suddenly the FBI was storming their home, grilling them about terrorism.
This fake story was then published on the wife’s new money-making website where she hoped to corral in all the people who give Alex Jones and others lots of money. She also figured this would make her a celebrity. But it turns out, her story was full of holes. How A Paranoid Blogger Made Everyone Scared to Google Pressure Cookers:
But the speed at which Catalano’s post spread shows the resonance of any surveillance stories, post-Edward Snowden. The scope of the NSA’s revelations must have led journalists and Twitter-ers to ignore the fact that Catalano’s story seemed fishy from the beginning. This started with the exact nature of the authorities who visited her. At first she’d tweeted that the FBI had visited her home, but she later walked that back in her blog post to the vague “joint terrorism task force”.
One of the early carriers of the fake story backtracked properly: Police say New York blogger’s employer tipped them off — not Google searches for ‘pressure cookers’ | The Raw Story which is fine with me. I have been fooled in the past more than once and it is embarrassing but sticking to fake stories is stupid so I am glad more than one leftist outfit has debunked this story but there is no sign of condemnation of the scam artists who pulled this game off. The above photo is from the photoshare page of Mr. Catalano and it shows they are big on looking like ‘terrorists’ deliberately.
The corporation that turned in this information to local police were justifiably worried they might be targets. The local police of course, are being rapidly militarized but this is not due to Homeland Security, this began under Nixon with the odious War on Drugs. A push in Mexico City to legalize marijuana use and Uruguay’s pot legalization could be ‘tipping point’ in war on drugs and Mexico Could Legalize Marijuana In 5 Years, Says Former President Vicente Fox which means the nightmare of this part of the War on Drugs will finally slow down.
One thing is certain: we need to be careful about one-source stories that spread like wildfire. The train crash in Spain, for example, looked like a potential bomb situation but it turned out to be a Concordia-style event with a stupid driver doing dumb things at high speed. Winnowing out what is happening when events occur is a hazardous business. Clinging to fake stories isolates people as we see with the ‘bombs in the building’ cohort that makes any discussion of any aspect of 9/11 virtually impossible since this mono-belief obstructs any understanding of the complex series of events leading up to that attack.
The news that Snowden is now in Russia for a year at least is, as I predicted earlier, a deliberate poke in the eye from Putin mainly I suspect, due to all the yelling about the Pussy Riot group. The US media loved these anarchists which is funny considering that if they lived here, the media would absolutely hate them and try to destroy them. Look at how our media went on and on about Snowden, Greenwald and Manning’s private sex lives! Oh…the Pussy Riot girls have that in spades, too!
Well, the huffing and puffing about sex, the allegations of gay sex in the case of the two other men I named above, the stripper in love with Snowden, this is all very funny in an unfunny way since our media goes all for sex while sniffing about how sex is evil, classic behavior here. Hate sex and can’t stop talking about sex.
So let’s get back to the main topic. It isn’t bombs it is sex! And spying. And revealing spying and this is all about dark rooms and hot sex. Maybe the world isn’t getting hotter (it is COLD these days and this began during July???) but it is getting sexier with the latest GOP hot sex scandal hitting yet another Pentagon ‘hero’, Powell and the diplomat sex feline from what used to be the Iron Curtain countries. HAHAHA.
That has everything! Sex, cross racial amore, the internet, hackers, Anonymous, war crimes, the inept and corrupt State Department…only missing thing is Assange wasn’t in on this. Though I bet he is laughing. And do note the only hook the Feds had on HIM was…sex! Sex rules.
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