A Friend Of Z Talk And Dimland Radio Has Been Lost
His name was Jimmy Holmes and he died sometime in the last couple weeks. I’m not exactly sure when or what it was that took his life. I was stunned when I learned of his dying.
Z Talk Radio and Dimland Radio have lost a friend. Homey will be missed.
But there’s been a lot of foot dragging in part due to people not understand the importance and the urgency. Too many think it’s not that big of a problem. They think there is a debate among scientists. They think the science isn’t settled.
A big part of the reason for the foot dragging is the misinformation campaign fostered by the oil industry. They have been muddying the waters and giving the public and politicians a way the justify not taking my aggressive action.
But then I saw this ad:
But there is bacteria in urine. It seems to be a recent realization, but it has been learned that you don’t have to have a bladder infection to have non-sterile urine. The human body is filled with bacteria, good and bad. And there is bacteria in urine.
UCLA and Cal Sate LA have both put a number of staff and students in quarantine due to their possible exposure to measles via students with the should-be-gone-by-now disease.
Dimland Radio wishes to extend a hardy (and sarcastic) Well Done! to all the anti-vaxxers out there. You have done your job well.
Similar accusations were being made all over America in those days. Daycare providers, parents, teachers, even members of law enforcement were being accused of taking part in child sex rings, meting out all kinds of sexual abuse to children as young as 2 months old.
Children were taken from their parents, parents and others were charged, put on trial, and some were imprisoned.
Authorities believed even the most outrageous tales of physical and sexual abuse, and even ritualistic murder. Fear was fomented, towns were put on edge, lives were ruined. And songs like Big Black’s were recorded. However, it turned out there were no child sex rings.
Jordan became national news. People Magazine published an early account of the horrifying claims. It gives an excellent insight into the fear that gripped the nation. The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune both wrote about the allegations: here and here.
MPR interviewed the author Richard Beck whose book ‘We Believe The Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s’ explains the events of Jordan and other similar incidents all over America in the ’80s. He found that there was no there there.
First ad break bumpers: ‘Independence Day‘ by Urban Guerrillas & ‘Dirty Mind‘ by Prince
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