Trains & Drug Smuggling

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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Tue May 06, 2014 11:29 am

I've seen that William Least Heat Moon visited Keddie and mentions it in his book, BLUE HIGHWAYS. I've read that book a few times and don't remember that passage, but he apparently rated Keddie as the most beautiful spot he'd ever been. I've slowly been reading BLUE HIGHWAYS again for a few weeks, and will keep an eye out for it.

There's also this link, and I tried contacting the author a couple years back with no response. It's mostly WP action around the Wye, so very relevant to this thread.
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby Cheshire » Tue May 06, 2014 12:29 pm

Jeeeez - could they come up with a more distracting background? Great pics though
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Tue May 06, 2014 10:08 pm

In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon was going through a divorce, and packed up his van, which he converted to a mobile motel room, and traveled around the continental US. This catches up with him in late April, 1978, leaving Portola:

William Least Heat-Moon wrote:Just outside Portola, I crossed Humbug Creek. I didn't believe it. Nothing that apropos happens in real life. I stopped and walked back to the brook to see whether I saw what I thought I saw. Humbug Creek. I could almost hear the laughter from on high.

The road made a long turn and headed northwest up a deep river valley of conifers where slab-pine houses with tin roofs leaked a blue vapor of wood smoke from stovepipe chimneys into the mist. Apple trees were in blossom, but the leaves, still closed, waited for the right slant of vernal light. It came to me that I didn't recognize the coming of spring in this mountain country. At home I could name the season by its angle of light, its color and shadow and sound and scent. But in the valley of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, the light and sound and smells were different.

Quincy was a clean mountain town, empty and quiet but for a church bell. It was Sunday with a vengeance. Sunday in the churches, yes, but also Sunday in the streets, alleys, fields, even in the heart of the pines. Sunday is the day bells toll, the day funny papers come out— and with good reason. While the citizens sat under arched ceilings and spoke with their various gods and saviors, I scuffled with humbug in the Laundromat.

By noon, outfitted with a full set of washed clothes, I went again into the mountains. North of Keddie, the road passed a
spring spilling from the side of a broken cliff. I emptied my jugs of city water and filled them with purity from the rocks and drank a pint to clear the pipes, then walked up into the trees to dispel the jounce of miles. The sun, breaking through now and then, cast long slopes of light down the mists, and for a time, the vapors of humbug evaporated.

Route 89 followed the Indian River, a frothing green turbulence, up into higher mountains. For miles, the only bridge across it was a rusty cable chair, the only things visible the river and big firs and pines of the Plumas Forest. When I got to state 36, I had a choice of heading toward the Sacramento Valley farmlands or staying in the mountains. I took the road across Lassen Peak, a sharp ascent that disappeared in clouds. Halfway up, snowflakes the size of nickels dropped out of the cold. Cedar Breaks. Then a sign saying the road was closed for winter. I inched the van back and forth until turned around, all the while cursing a sign not at the bottom of the mountain. Arriving again at the foot of Lassen, I started around it.

So much for it being a spot of beauty to him. It seems he wasn't at all impressed with it, but was rather in a funk.

I passed through Klamath Falls at roughly the same time he did. It was near dusk, the town had snow in the streets and sidewalks, I was starving, and Klamath looked like a rough hellhole, a row of run-down bars. Mt Shasta was in the southern distance, and we chose to keep driving to eat there.

William Least Heat-Moon wrote:In dry and dusty Tulelake, I bought groceries, then crossed into Oregon, where the Cascades to the west blocked a froth of storm clouds; but for the mountains, I would have been in rain again. A town of only fifteen thousand somehow spread across the entire bottom of a long valley; when I saw the reach of Klamath Falls, I kept going.
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby Cheshire » Wed May 07, 2014 5:17 am

So if there is any question of which mountain roads were closed in April, this one can be added to the list.

I love the way he describes a Sunday in Quincy.
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Wed May 07, 2014 7:25 am

If you mean the last paragraph of the first quote, where he's describing the stretch of 89 and the road up to Lassen Peak, that's miles north of the route Tina may have been taken. Where 70/89 separates 5 miles north of Keddie, 70 goes west to Oroville (the northern, longer route her body may have been taken to Camp 18), and 89 (which the author traveled) goes north, past Dee's place in Indian Falls, Greenville, and Canyon Dam, to where it joins SR36, just west of Chester. Many miles northwest of Lake Almanor / Chester, 89 splits north to Lassen Peak, and 36 (the route I took) heads west, down into Red Bluff. This is also the route the author eventually took, probably heading north on A6/Lanes Valley Rd. to Manton, then north to Shingleton, a favorite haunt of Tony the Greek Garedakis.

70/89 would have been open year-round. The areas in question, re: possible blockages, would be sections of the multiple routes much closer to Camp 18 itself. Despite mk's constant protestations & guesswork about that area possibly, maybe, who knows, being blocked, she never offered any valid indication or proof there were closures anywhere in April 81. She also promised there was a snow storm in Keddie on April 12, which there wasn't. Having been through that very region in April of 2011, just a couple weeks after massive spring snow blocked Sierra routes like Truckee, the only tricky areas I found were up in the winding roads around Feather Falls and Camp 18, where the trouble wasn't snow but fallen trees.
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby Cheshire » Mon May 19, 2014 3:42 pm

20/20 segment from 11/15/91 "The Law of Sheriff Paige" (Mariposa) re corruption, drugs and the "queen's accident": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiNKeg_V2Bk

Oh, and allegations of a drug and pornography ring run by the Sheriff, and a deputy who drowned suspiciously after being a whistle-blower
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Mon May 19, 2014 5:43 pm

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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby Cheshire » Mon May 19, 2014 6:09 pm

And only by what.. 3 years? Slacker :lol:

Sorry I missed that one. I've been trying to familiarize myself with the queen's accident and the early years of the contra/coke trade as I've seen your posts about a possible connection. Stumbled across this stuff http://www.lycaeum.org/books/books/last_circle/1.htm , following up the octopus references. What a freakin' rabbit hole! And the worst part is that it is ALL so crazy at first glance that it's easy to dismiss as crazy conspiracy theory.

Realizing I'm definitely more Alice than Cheshire here..
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Mon May 19, 2014 6:22 pm

I thought it was insane conspiracy, too, and I still believe the majority of what's online about the Octopus is complete BS. Still, as one judge said, it's obvious conspiracy theorists are full of crap, and it's clear the government is also lying about their involvement.

The truth is somewhere in the middle.

These murders are pre-Reagan, when Bush ran the CIA and was controlling the importation of coke into America. As usual, Bush did the work, and Reagan got famous.
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:50 am

FOLLOW THE MONEY

I don't know where to post this, as several threads deal with the same "usual suspects": CIA, DOJ, FBI, Bush and Reagan/Bush, Iran/Contra, rural sheriffs- conspiring to pump drugs into America. The big connection to the Keddie case is Hyman Larner, who was the Chicago mob's main man, who also orchestrated the Panamanian / Central American drug connection with the CIA when George Bush was an agency big-wig (Bush was even CIA Director). This started in the 70s, long before Reagan was Bush's puppet (much like Bush Jr was Cheney's puppet).

Hyman Larner also went by Red Waterfall. As Red, his right-hand men and main enforcers were Jim Rini and Ross. They took over gaming & slots in Chicago and beyond, and Rini/Ross and their team enforced it through intimidation, violence, and murder. Jim Rini admitted to killing Molly Zelko, who was writing articles critical of LE and the mafia's role in slots. He was also Severin John "Bo" Boubede's defacto father. Ask yourself again what brought Bo to Keddie. I doubt like hell he was there to get involved in one of the sloppiest, most poorly-executed and staged murders I've ever heard of, one that's been just as stupidly covered up by LE for 35 years.

I finally got around to seeing "Kill the Messenger" last night. It's a decent Hollywood retelling of the story of Gary Webb, a Sacramento-based reporter who exposed the CIA and DOJ for buying drugs from Central America and channeling them into America in the 80s, which led directly to the government-backed crack 'epidemic' and the racially-biased drug laws in America (crack penalties are about 10 times harsher than the same penalties for coke. Crack is sold primarily to blacks, coke to wealthy/elite whites) devised to replace Jim Crow. In the end, Webb was named Journalist of the Year, was smeared by other newspapers, even his own newspaper (the San Jose Mercury News) stabbed him in the back. The smear campaign against Webb was devised and enforced by none other than the CIA. Webb died of what is one of the rarest of occasions: Shot twice in the head, it was instantly ruled a suicide.

Here is the FOIA-forced release of an article written by the CIA for the CIA boasting what a great job they did in putting the mainstream press, and the rest of the world, off of the truth by smearing Webb. You can read the transcript there, or download the easier-to-read PDF:

http://www.foia.cia.gov/document/0001372115



It's about time Americans stop looking at this as a crazy-ass conspiracy theory espoused by tinfoil-hat-wearing freaks, and start seeing it for what it is: the damned truth. Our government's War On Drugs is a fraud, meant to corner their involvement in the illegal drug market. It's led directly to government-contrived epidemics of heroin, coke/crack, and meth. It's led to America's for-profit prison system, and the largest prison population in the world. and it's backed by a bevy of unconstitutional legislation.

Why was the defacto son of Hyman Larner's key hitman in Plumas County, committing murders in Cabin 28? Was his visit connected to the drugs coursing through Plumas county, and were those drugs the result of deals Larner set up with George Bush's CIA?

As relatives of Boubede say they and Bo were often invited to dine with Sam Giancana at his home in Oak Park (where he was whacked), how many Six Degrees of Bo can we play? With Bo, you go multiple directions. Go up the mafia chain right to George Bush (2-3 degrees), or go through his Keddie Pals. That makes most of PCSO at the time, including Sylvester Thomas, a maximum of two degrees away. How many degrees away would Thomas be if you went via Larner? Of course, there's the HUGE likelihood Bo knew Larner directly, as he certainly did others high in the Outfit. There's also the distinct possibility he also knew Thomas or and/or others in PCSO. Did he already know Crim/Bradley? Were they his regular handlers during the years Bo was active in California?

If you want to discuss the drug angle surrounding the Keddie Murders, you'd be remiss- or flat out foolish- to ignore the bigger picture.

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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby Cheshire » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:13 pm

Web's story is also told in this film, along with several other instances of "kill the messenger": http://shadowsofliberty.org/
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Re: Trains & Drug Smuggling

Postby dmac » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:26 pm

In a quite similar vein, I watched 'Black Mass' yesterday, the recent film about Whitey Bulger and how corrupt FBI agents conspired to get into mob activity while falsely promoting Bulger as a "key informant giving excellent intel". The info Whitey 'gave' was actually given earlier by real informants, but FBI Special Agent John Connolly credited the info to Bulger in order to keep the criminals (including himself) protected and the money flowing.

This mirrors so many other cases where murderers were allowed, even given help, to commit murders by government agencies sworn to take them down. So many come to mind, including the guy I nailed as the Poster Boy model for Bo Boubede, Scott Lee Kimball.

Fortunately, this didn't all get swept under the rug. Connolly is currently in fed prison on a 40-year stretch for a murder carried out by Bulger's men, in which he informed Bulger the guy was giving testimony against their mob. It's just one of many murders attributable to Connolly.

Crim, Bradley, DT, Stoy, Shanks, DeCrona, et al., should all die in prison on similar, and many other, charges.
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