Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CH203.1002---Essay #002, Grading Rubric---UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO FALL 2018

CORE HUMANITIES 203.1003 DR. S PASQUALINA   UNIV OF NEVADA, RENO FALL 2018


ESSAY #2: CH203.1002-ESSAY #002--African-American Struggle i…

ABSTRACT: Comparison of two opposing views on the future of the emancipated African-American; the first, Booker T. Washington; the second, W.E.B. DuBois. The essay was graded by TA J Williams; the final score, 9 out of 10. The breakdown of the rubric is below:


1. 2.82
2. 1.88
3. 1.94
4. 1.58
5. 0.80


1.) Thesis  3 points
Excellent (A range: 2.7 – 3 points)
States a clear, persuasive, and complex argument that responds to one of the essay prompts. The thesis is an argumentative interpretation based on the texts being analyzed, meaning it goes beyond a mere observation about the texts. Either in the thesis statement itself or elsewhere in the essay, the stakes of the thesis—why the argument matters, or what we learn from it—are made clear

2.) Concrete Evidence / Support  2 points
Excellent (A range: 1.8 – 2 points)
Includes multiple pieces of relevant concrete evidence from the texts being analyzed (for a written text, this means quotations from the text; for an image, concrete descriptions of parts of the image). The evidence successfully supports the thesis. The evidence is properly cited with parenthetical citations that follow MLA guidelines.

3.) Analysis / Interpretation of Evidence  2 points
Excellent (A range: 1.8 – 2 points)
The textual evidence is thoroughly analyzed. The analysis of the evidence is nuanced, persuasive, and thoroughly supports the thesis. The analysis includes minimal summary, instead focusing on interpretations of the text.

4.) Organization  2 points
Satisfactory (C range: 1.4 – 1.6 points)
Relatively clearly organized, with paragraph divisions and mostly clear topic sentences.

5.) Mechanics & Usage  1 point
Good (B range: 0.8 – 0.9 points)
Few to no grammatical and syntactical errors. Perfectly executed parenthetical citations and Works Cited page, per MLA citation guidelines






Saturday, November 24, 2018

JOHN ALLEN CHAU CASE--Missionary Denial, Conspiracy, Accomplices, Police Forensics--REPORTS FROM LOCAL CHURCHES & AUTHORITIES

ATTN ANTH DEPT, UNIV NEVADA, RENO SUBJ SUPPORTING DOCS: , DEATH, US NATIONAL, ANDAMAN ARCHIPELAGO


(The Laboratory)- Details in the case of the American killed by bow and arrow while he was illegally visiting a dangerous island in the Bay of Bengal are now coming to light through a variey of sources. First and foremost is denial that the subject was a "missionary," as reported by local sources, The first denial of missionary status was  a statement by Dependra Pathak, director general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,





     "People thought he was a missionary because he had mentioned his position on God and that he was a believer on social media or somewhere online. But in a strict sense he was not a missionary. He was an adventurer. His intention was to meet the aborigines," (1)

The local Christian community also denied any knowledge of the victim's status,
     "Bishop Aleixo das Neves Dias of Port Blair, which covers the area, told ucanews.com that the diocese did not have any accurate information about the victim but confirmed that he was not associated with the Catholic mission in the area... Father Dharampal Tirkey, financial adviser of the diocese, told ucanews.com that attributing conversion as Chau's motive 'is part of a malicious attempt to link the unfortunate incident with Christian missionary work.' " (1)

 The police have arrested the conspirators who allowed the victim access to the restricted area and are charged as accomplices to the homicide; they attempted to hide the death from authorities, as reported in the Phoenix Post India,
     "Subsequently, they returned to Port Blair and narrated the incident to Alexander and handed him the 13 pages of the journal written by John Allen Chau. Alexander in turn informed Bobby Parks, a friend of John Allen Chau, in USA, who in turn informed John Allen Chau’s mother. They didn’t inform the Police or any government authority in this regard... All seven of the aforementioned persons were, therefore, booked and arrested in a separate case for violating the provisions of PAT Regulation and causing death of John Allen Chau."  (2)

     The local newspaper, Andaman Sheeka, provides some forensics of the case,
     "The American tourist John Allen Chau, was reportedly seen killed on 17/11/18 in North Sentinel Islands by a group of five fishermen...As the case pertains to the ultra-sensitive tribal group-Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group(PVTG), police is also taking help of Anthropologists, Academics, Forest department experts etc to guide & assist the police during the investigation of this case,  ..all accused people collaborated with John Chau for this visit to North Sentinel Island." (3)

The Sheeka also reveals where the mission commenced,
     "John Allen Chau reportedly hired fishing dinghy from Chidiyatapu area and with the help of some fishermen he reached closed to the Island on 16 November 2018, from where he travelled in his own canoe." (4)




The Times of India reports that a US based fundamentalist group has raised a protest regarding the unfortunate incident,
     "...the organisation International Christian Concern has expressed concerned and sought action on the matter ." (5)

The International Christian Concern (ICC) group labels the Sentinelese a "hostile tribe,"
     "Sources claim that Chau was killed by hostile members of the Sentinelese tribe after arriving on North Sentinel Island. " (6)
     Apparently the ICC has little understanding of the Sentinelese beliefs in magic and religion as outlined in a previous Eyeless on Campus post, #SENTINELESE NEWS-- The John Allen Chau Affair---NOTES FROM ANTHROPOLOGIST RADCLIFFE-BROWN  (7) The reaction to the intruder may very well have nothing at all to do with being "hostile" and is an ignorant, ethnocentric Christian bias from an organization that knows little of the culture of the Andaman island tribe.


Case Summary: Failure to follow procedure, by not registering his trip, in collusion with some local fishermen whose only interest was self-interest in the form of a bribe, and with the help of conspirator known only as "Alexander," the thrillseeker, under the guise of a Christian missionary, was executed by tribesmen, out to protect their culture.

Next: The Christian community take on the execution.

Supporting Documents
(1)  https://www.ucanews.com/news/american-killed-on-indian-island-not-a-missionary/83938
(2)  https://thephoenixpostindia.com/death-us-national-andaman-nicobar-police-registered-two-cases-arrested-seven-accused-person/
(3)  http://www.andamansheekha.com/2018/11/23/andaman-police-examining-the-sequence-of-events-closely-which-lead-to-alleged-killing-of-american-tourist/
(4)  http://www.andamansheekha.com/2018/11/20/american-national-killed-by-sentinelese-tribes-of-andaman/
(5)  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/christian-group-invites-ridicule-with-demand-of-murder-charges-against-sentinelese/articleshow/66776223.cms
(6)  https://www.persecution.org/2018/11/20/american-missionary-reportedly-murdered-hostile-tribe-india/
(7)  https://eyelessoncampus.blogspot.com/2018/11/sentinelese-news-john-allen-chau-affair.html




JOHN ALLEN CHAU--Brainwashed by Christian Fundamentalist Fanatics-- THE SUICIDE MISSION(ARY)

FUNDAMENTALIST FANATICS AND MIND CONTROL

(The Pub@Northumberland.)  More details are beginning to surface on the "training" the victim went through that sent him into a barrage of arrows on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal.

ALL NATIONS MISSIONARY, located in Kansas City, MO: Domain information for the website, "allnations.us" can be found at whois, with the following information.

Registrant Name: Peifeng Ho
Registrant Organization: All Nations Family
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 55
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: Grandview
Registrant State/Province: Missouri
Registrant Postal Code: 64030
(1)

CBS fills in some more blanks about how the kid wound up there in the first place,

"Chau went to 'share the love of Jesus,' said Mary Ho, international executive leader of All Nations. All Nations, a Kansas City, Missouri-based organization, helped train Chau, discussed the risks with him and sent him on the mission, to support him in his life's calling, she added.



'He wanted to have a long-term relationship, and if possible, to be accepted by them and live amongst them, she said " (2)

Turned out it wasn't his "life's calling" at all, but the grave and these fundamentalist fanatics are responsible for the death.

The website itself attributes the founding to Floyd and Sally McClung, and here's Floyd's credentials,
"He is the author of sixteen books, including the best-selling books, The Father Heart of God and Living on the Devil’s Doorstep. " (3) 

     Below we see Sally and Floyd as sympathetic hippie Jesus freaks listening to two lost youth that they took in at their hostel in a cheap Kabul hotel in 1971. The photo tells it all; the understanding , concerned parental expressions, the bare feet, the crash pad atmosphere. (4)

     Below, Floyd is hyped in 1994 Arizona Republic ad with his smiling, I'm going to stick it you, face and "well-loved minister of God's love. " (5)

  The McClungs are masters at brainwashing kids who need a goal in life and sending them off to their deaths at the hands of bow and arrow wielding heathens in remote corners of the globe.
 All Nations is nothing more than a Sun Moon operation without the converts selling incense in the street. Their students, na├»ve and young out to make the world a better place by bringing Jesus into everyone's lives, are sent into harm's way by zealots with no consideration at all for their welfare.
     Western and ignorant, loaded with ethnocentric righteousness, the fanatics place the blame on the natives, with little understanding of their culture, magic, beliefs and superstitions. John Allen Chau didn't have a prayer.
   
Supporting Evidence:
(1)  whois.com
(2)  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-allen-chau-site-where-tribe-buried-slain-american-on-north-sentinel-island-located-by-police/
(3)  http://allnations.us/about-us/leadership/
(4)  San Rafael Daily Independent Journal, 30 Oct 1971, Page 21.
(5) Arizona Republic, 03 Jan 1994, Page E3-57

Thursday, November 22, 2018

#SENTINELESE NEWS---MV Portman 1899--HISTORY OF RELATIONS WITH ANDAMANESE

ATTN ANTH DEPT, UNIV NEVADA, UNR    FALL 2018


(Davidson Laboratory)--Following one of the earliest to write extensively about the archipelago, pre Radcliffe-Brown.

     Born in Surrey, Maurice Vidal Portman was just nineteen—two years younger than the British settlement itself—when, in 1879, he was given the impressive-sounding position of Officer in Charge of the Andamanese. (1)



Translated from Gizmodo article (see ref)--

     "What is surprising is that Portman got to put foot on the island not one if not twice. Time after the first attempt, and from the vicinity of the Andaman Islands, Portman and his team heard several cannon coming from the vicinity of North Sentinel, a signal they interpreted as coming from a struggling ship. After arriving again at North Sentinel and after several days of unsuccessful search, they decided to return empty-handed. There was, in fact, no ship whatsoever. What Portman heard was actually the explosion and subsequent eruptions of the Krakatoa volcano, one of the most lethal known to man and whose fascinating history is also detailed here. As a fact: the Krakatoa is located about 2500 kilometers from North Sentinel and the Andaman. "(2)


According to the London Morning Post, dated 06 July 1881, Portman delivered a review of the "paper" titled "The Andaman Islands and the Andamanese"  at the Royal Asiatic Society, 22 Albermarle Street, Piccadilly.



Supporting Docs:

(1)  https://theamericanscholar.org/the-last-island-of-the-savages/#.W_ddN_ZFyUk
(2)  https://es.gizmodo.com/north-sentinel-la-isla-perdida-en-el-mar-que-nadie-ha-1746674505
Portman Photo  https://es.gizmodo.com/north-sentinel-la-isla-perdida-en-el-mar-que-nadie-ha-1746674505

A History of Our Relations with the Andamanese, MV Portman, Sup Gov Printing, India, 1899
https://archive.org/details/historyofourrela01portuoft



JOHN ALLEN CHAU MYSTERY--Missionary Explorer on Andaman Archipelago---SUNKEN SHIP ON COAST OF NORTH SENTINEL ISLAND

ATTN ANTHROPOLOGY DEPT   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO   SUBJ   CLOSE UPS OF COASTLINE


(Davidson Laboratory)---A zoom in around the island where the young missionary lost his life on November 21st at the hands of hostile, superstitious natives from the Stone Age who inhabit the small island reveals a startling surprise, a sunken ship on the northwest coast, in a shallow bay.




Lat: 11.593549N, Long: 92.212779E




  The ship is  the Panamanian flagged "Primrose" that sank back in 1981












There has been reports the arrows contained iron tips and this could be the source of those arrowheads. Who knows what else has been salvaged by the natives throughout the years from this sunken relic.

Followup expected on this discovery


#SENTINELESE NEWS-- The John Allen Chau Affair---NOTES FROM ANTHROPOLOGIST RADCLIFFE-BROWN

REF TO ANTH281--DR E STILES, UNIV NEVADA, RENO, FALL 2018

(Davidson Lecture Hall)--  Magic, demons and witchcraft may have a greater role to play in the recent death by bow and arrow of the explorer-adventurer JA Chau turned purported "missionary." With a lack of understanding of the nature of the spiritual order of the North Sentinelese, the intruder set himself up for his own demise.




     A review of anthropologist Alfred Radcliffe-Brown's own experience with the natives of the Andaman Islands  may reveal the mind of the Stone Age inhabitants and their reaction to the appearance of Chau. Mistaken also may be the ethnographic assumption that the natives are "hostile" and choose to be left alone. Contrary to this anti-social interpretation is Radcliffe-Brown's findings that the natives consider only one other color than theirs as "white." There is no distinction between Indian, Chinese or European and this is employed in their belief of the spirits that inhabit the dense jungles of the islands. In Chapter 3 titled "Religious and Magical Belief," of his book, The Andaman Islanders, Radcliffe-Brown gives a compelling argument of the natives' understanding of these spirits,




   "One of the most common statements is they are light or white skinned. ..There is a common belief that the spirits of both the jungle and the sea, carry about with them lights, which several men and women have claimed to have seen.", (1)

Had Chau in his possession a flashlight or a light from a mobile phone, he would have easily been mistaken as a jungle or sea spirit. In addition, the fact that his body was found on the beach is consistent with the belief of the natives,

Another reference to the light carried after dark relates to the moon,
"A belief about the moon which is found in all the tribes, both of the North and the South, is that he will be very angry if there is any fire, or any bright light, visible when he rises in the evening shortly after sundown." (1a)

Hence the decision to punish the intruder may have been to placate Maia Ogar,  the Moon. The moon was a waxing gibbous on November 21.

" There is a belief that mortals wandering by themselves have been captured by the spirits...all contact with the spirits of the jungle and the sea, or with the spirit of a dead man, is dangerous. ..There is a belief that the spirits feed on the flesh of the dead men or women. The jungle spirits eat those who are buried on land, and the Jurua devour those who are drowned or who are lost at sea."(1)

Hence, by executing the explorer on the beach, the body is far away from the village and can be considered an offering to the sea spirits, responsible for disasters such as cyclones and tsunamis.
Other reports indicate the arrows used  have iron arrowheads and a reference to this is made at The Secret Museum of Mankind,



"Bows and arrows are used by the Andamanese for killing land animals and fish, and detachable harpoons in the pursuit of turtle and sharks. These natives are employed by the Port Blair authorities against the wild tribes who have a habit of killing the convicts settled on the land for the sake of the iron ring round their neck, which is useful for tipping arrows" (2)


     John Allen Chau, according to the Radcliffe-Brown interpretation, because he was "white," was mistaken for a mortal who had been possessed by jungle spirits and carrying the telltale light of the spirits, a flashlight or cellphone, was dangerous and had to be eliminated. Ignorance was the motive, not on the part of the Sentinelese, but on the part of the missionary who failed to understand the deep seated religious-magical beliefs of the islanders.



Supporting Docs:

(1)  The Andaman Islanders https://archive.org/details/TheAndamanIslandersAStudyInSocialAnthropology/page/n187
(1a)  The Moon--ref to (1)
(2) AR Radcliffe-Brown photo: https://prabook.com/web/alfred.radcliffe-brown/3732160,
Cambridge Press, 1922, Pages 138-140
(3)  The Secret Museum of Mankind
 https://ian.macky.net/secretmuseum/page_3.7.html (including photo)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

#SENTINELESE NEWS---John Allen Chau--INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

ANTH281   UNIV NEVADA, RENO////FALL 2018


(The Scullery)

Following locations and photos of American adventurer recently victim of bow-arrow attack by hostile natives on faraway Bay of Bengal island--

Instagram--










Recent Interview--

https://www.theoutbound.com/theoutbound/explorer-spotlight-john-allen-chau


Supporting Docs_

https://www.instagram.com/johnachau/
https://www.theoutbound.com/john-chau/

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2174585/selfless-idealist-or-foolish-adventurer-who-was-john-allen-chau

BACKGROUND ON THE #SENTINELESE

#SENTINELESE NEWS-- The John Allen Chau Affair---NOTES FROM ANTHROPOLOGIST RADCLIFFE-BROWN

#SENTINELESE BLUES --John Alan Chau ----FISHERMEN ID'ED: SAW JAMPO, SAW TARAY, SAW WATSON,OTHERS--

ATTN: ANTH281  DR J FERGUSON  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO   FALL 2018

(The Scullery)---Following more details of the bow-and-arrow execution of American John Allen Chau on remote North Sentinel Island, Bay of Bengal, Nov 17, 2018.


Times of India with more details:


Fishermen arrested: Saw Jampo, Saw Taray, Saw Watson, M Bhumi, Saw Remmis and (friend of deceased) "Alexander."


Followup of story in Times Now News--

As per the police, after his return to the town, Chau went to stay with his friend, 28-year-old Alexander K, till November 14. It was during this visit when Alexander introduced Chau to a fisherman, identified as one Saw Jampo through one Saw Remmis.


Supporting Documents-

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-national-feared-killed-by-protected-tribe-in-andamans/articleshow/66742804.cms

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/sentinelese-tribe-andaman-and-nicobar-island-north-sentinel-island-us-american-tourist-john-allen-chau-gifts-death-arrows-jarawa-jarwa-port-blair/318267

#SENTINELESE BLUES--Preacher Killed by Aborigine Natives--JOHN ALLEN CHAU ON "DEVIL'S ISLAND"

ATTN ANTH281--DR J FERGUSON, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, SUBJ NATIVES


(The Colony)-- Reports now coming in over the wire of casualty on remote, backward island south of India somewhere, this in from Reuters--




PORT BLAIR, Nov 21 (Reuters) - An American visiting one of the islands in India's remote cluster of Andaman and Nicobar has been killed by a group of hunter-gatherers who live there isolated from the outside world, two police officials said on Wednesday.
The North Sentinel Island is out of bounds for visitors, and is home to the Sentinelese community, who allegedly killed the American, identified as John Allen Chau, after he was illegally ferried there by fishermen, the officials added.




Background clipping from the NY Daily News, 1981,






"...islands inhabited by aborigines and former convicts of a penal colony..."





SUPPORTING DOC-- AR RADCLIFFE-BROWN, ADAMAN ISLANDS 1900;S
https://ia800301.us.archive.org/23/items/andamanislanders00radc/andamanislanders00radc.pdf



FWD ANTH DEPT, UNR FOR REVIEW...

Sunday, November 18, 2018

ACOSTA-TRUMP CONFRONTATION--The Press Briefing, 11/07/18--THE "INVASION", TIMESTAMPED & ANALYZED

THIS JUST IN--A CLOSE READING OF THE VERBAL EXCHANGE--

(West Wing)--Text of the exchange between President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta tells us a great deal not necessarily about why the press pass was revoked, but also about the nature of the purported "invasion, real or not. Bringing the question back to the forefront, is it an "invasion?"

TIMESTAMPED VIDEO_ (1)

The Opening Salvo-- rapid exchange

00:05-
ACOSTA: Uh, in the midterms,
PRESIDENT: Here we go...
ACOSTA: If you don't mind, Mr. President...
PRESIDENT: Come on...
ACOSTA: This caravan was an "invasion.."

00:12-
PRESIDENT: I consider it to be an invasion
ACOSTA: Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion, it's a, it's a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the US,
PRESIDENT: Thank you for telling me that, I appreciate it.
00:25
ACOSTA: Why did you, why did you characterize it as such,
PRESIDENT: Because I considered it an invasion, you and I have a difference of opinion..
ACOSTA: But do you think you demonized immigrants
PRESIDENT: Not at all, not at all...
ACOSTA: During the election to try to..
PRESIDENT: Not at all, I want them to come into the country, they have to come in legally. You know they have to come in and (…) through a process. I want it to be a process and I want people to come in and we need the people
ACOSTA: Your campaign
PRESIDENT: No wait, you know why we need the people because we have hundreds of companies moving in and we need the people.
ACOSTA: They're hundreds of miles away, they are hundreds and hundreds of miles away.
PRESIDENT: You know why..

00:54
ACOSTA That's not an invasion.
PRESIDENT: Honestly, you know what, honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better.
PRESIDENT  That's enough...

01:05
The INTERN stands up and begins the process of removing the microphone INTERN attempts to remove the microphone.
ACOSTA: Pardon me, Ma'am...
INTERN sits back down
ACOSTA  fields another question, concerning the Russian investigation , the PRESIDENT does accommodate the reporter with a reply, calling it a "hoax."... The confrontation becomes hostile and the rest is history.

ANALYSIS:
First: The President does respond to the reporter's inquiries, although it may not have been what the reporter wanted to hear.
Second: Do we get a sense from this interaction between the reporter and the President that there  is a degree of truth to the characterization of the migrant caravan as an "invasion?"


INVASION (definition, Oxford)
An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.
1.1 An incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.
1.2 An unwelcome intrusion into another's domain.

According to the definition, the caravan could be characterized as an "invasion" but since it hasn't intruded into the United States, it is an invasion of Mexico.
Consider what has been reported since the lead components reached Tijuana. Many went to the beach and were confronted by locals who didn't want them there, fights broke out. (2)

Others claimed they didn't want to go to the sports arena shelter provided, calling it "jail."
Several were deported for smoking marijuana, others arrested for hopping the border fence.
 Hundreds are being processed with no hope of gaining their objective of asylum in the United States
 in the immediate future.

Irineo Mujica, member of the civil association Pueblos Sin Frontera,  "they would call the consulates of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to gather documentation." (3) There appeared to be no effort beforehand to accommodate officials at the border and the organizers were lapse in their responsibility to assure migrants success.

ONE OTHER NOTE: The reference about "we need the people" because hundreds of companies are moving into the country, needs verification. It seems to be rationalization, a middle ground for the argument in favor of migration, promoting it but not in the current condition of "invasion."

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS--

(1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvfqUMg10uM
(2) https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/invasion
(3) https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2018/11/15/migrant-caravan-violence-erupts-migrants-pack-into-tijuana-mexico/2009755002/
(4) https://www.frontera.info/Noticias/2018/11/18/1388521-Migrantes-ignoran-proceso-para-asilo-humanitario.html

Friday, November 16, 2018

#ACOSTA---High Court v Perry,1983----"REVERSE" VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION

THIS JUST IN TO THE EOC NEWSROOM--


Viewpoint discrimination is a form of content discrimination particularly disfavored by the courts. ... Because the government is essentially taking sides in a debate when it engages in viewpoint discrimination, the Supreme Court has held viewpoint-based restrictions to be especially offensive to the First Amendment.

Now for a case of "reverse viewpoint discrimination"--




.. The main argument here was that the mail system was not a public venue

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#MACRON DOES ENGLISH---Fusillade from FS Charles de Gaulle Carrier---DIPLOMACY, NOT TWEETS, NOT VASSALS

ATN CD.TACNET VIA COC JC AMBUSH/PATROL SUBJ  TBA



(Cote d'Azur)--The French President did not drop his rifle and hide behind the Maginot Line in response to recent criticism from the US President. Rather, he chose to tell it like he sees it in something Mr. Trump can understand, English. This report from Sylvie Corbet for the Associated Press,

"the French don't expect from me to answer to tweets."

"To be honest, I don't do diplomacy or politics through tweets and comments,"

"Diplomacy is not made through tweets but through bilateral discussions,"

                                       (Photo: The Times UK)

Benjamin Griveaux, French government spokesman, 

"We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of our compatriots three years ago in Paris and Saint-Denis, and so I will reply in English: 'Common decency' would have been appropriate", 


President Macron added, from the deck of the aircraft carrier,

                                                             (Photo: Agency France Press)

"At every moment of our history, we were allies, so between allies, respect is due,"

"I don't think the French expect me to respond to tweets but to continue this important history,"




Supporting Documents:

(1) Associated Press, Sylvie Corbet,  Nov 14, 2018
(2) AFP, https://www.france24.com/en/20181114-france-historic-ally-america-vassal-macron-trump-defence




#PANCHOVILLA RIDES AGAIN--Mattis, the Border & the Bandit--PENTAGON HONCHO AND THE FACTS

ATTN CD//TACNET  VIA JC//COC AMBUSH/PATROL  THE BORDER AND THE BANDIT

(Camp Donna Messhall)-- Following the Secretary of Defense's visit to the Forward Operation Base near McAllen today, it brought to life once again a very illustrious time in American history and its relation to its neighbor to the south. In fact, the General may have his facts a bit crossed as to who sent troops to the border and what happened next.

Washington Post (Paul Sonne Nov 14, 2018)--

During the flight to Texas, Mattis described the operation as a “moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen” and cited previous military operations on the border, dating back to President Woodrow Wilson’s deployment of the U.S. Army there to counteract Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa’s forces. (1) 


President Taft, in 1911, was the first to address the issue of the border with the deployment of three brigades to Texas and elsewhere:  (2)





The United States incursion into Mexico in 1916 was a result of a raid by Villa's forces into New Mexico in March and was led by General Pershing by orders of President Wilson.



The incursion into Mexico in pursuit of Villa was what General Mattis referred to, not the border buildup by President Taft many years earlier. Was this a Freudian slip, a giveaway of some dark plans to invade Mexico in pursuit of some new threat, the ghost of Pancho Villa perhaps? Stay up to date on the story on R2A...


Supporting Documents

(1)  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mattis-calls-deployment-to-the-border-great-training-as-he-visits-troops-in-texas/2018/11/14/b2e27070-e83e-11e8-bd89-eecf3b178206_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6690025b8699
(2) New York Times, 08 March, 1911.
(3) Salt Lake Telegram,   January 18, 1916

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

#WSJ SLEAZY AD CAMPAIGN---Trashing The President on Facebook-- "LET'S GET STARTED..!!"

BREAKING NEWS---THIS JUST IN TO EOC--

(The Street)---The Wall Street Journal has been running a sleazy, tacky ad relating some sordid affairs the President supposed  had with various ladies of loose morals. True or not, two things happened when the ad occurred on my newsfeed at Facebook.

First, I filed a complaint with Facebook tagging the ad "offensive" since it not just portrayed a lack of character on the part of the President, but on those who were pushing the news, and the ad, as well. I am not interested in the President's love life, only my own and those who get off on that sort of thing have just one word to describe them, "creepy." Here is Facebook's response to the complaint, (I will not publish a copy of the ad)



What happened next is as bizarre as the ad itself. I sent a message to the WSJ stating,
"This is beneath WSJ standards by a wide margin,"

and here's the reply

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

#RSJ108--Journalism Challenge 005--Image as Type--UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO FALL 2018

JOURNALISM 108   PROF A WALSH   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO FALL 2018

CHALLENGE 005   IMAGE AS TYPE

PART A  Design




Part B: Documentation

Photo Objective?

     Reno in 1958: African-Americans were barred from downtown casinos excluding those on East Commercial Row such as the New China Club, Henry's Corner Bar and others along Lake Street. In 1958, African-American Ruby Lee Roberts was crowned "Keno Queen" in front of the New China Club.  (Photo from Reno Gazette Journal, Sept 18, 2016)
     The first photo from the Reno Gazette Journal  on Oct 04, 1958 shows Miss Roberts with New China Club owner Bill Fong on her left and gold medal winner Jesse Owens, who participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Hitler's Nazi Germany, on her right. The second photo is sepia toned, image opacity 44%. Clipping mask letters for "New China" were individually set. The glyph is TW Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold, [R,G,B = 30, 175, 157]; size=1000 pt, opacity 50%.

Does this project achieve results?

"If Arizona is the Alabama, Nevada is the Mississippi of the West and Utah is the Georgia,"  Dorea Pittman (NAACP) 1964

     Ethnic minorities had a place in Nevada history and it wasn't just on Commercial Row. Long gone are those casinos, with them went segregation as it existed in the Biggest Little City. Bill Fong, New China Club owner, was constantly criticized for alleged racial inequality, all of which were unfounded. He employed minorities in his casino when they weren't allowed to work in the white casinos around the corner on Virginia Street. This small part of northern Nevada history has many inequality chapters, this is just one of them.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

PHANTOMS OF TSIOLKOVSKY---by James C. L'Angelle--THE INTRO BACK PAGE NOTES--(C) 1985

PHANTOMS OF TSIOLKOVSKY by JCL (c) 1985
Brief history of
The article Hayes worked on was the following
report:
1992--State of Network TV Notes--1.) Patent
infringement suits force color TV off air in 1988.
Court battles between networks, VCR manufacturers.
All TV broadcasts in black and white until court
differences solved.-stolen recording parts from CCA
(Communications Corp of America) largest
manufacturer of TVs abnd VCRs) turn up in VCR
company units.
2.)Live TV broadcasts prohibited under court
injunction-restraining order. a.) "Blackout-radii"
for major sporting events b.) 1988 winter olympics
in Tokyo--Jap govt. forbids live TV coverage in
protest of American nuclear navy presence in Japan.
c.) NFL-USFL contract breach suits and team
abandonment of stadiums force 1990 shutdown of NFL.
d)
3.) VCR, home computer systems virtually replaced
commercial net TV after 1986 deregulation by FCC
drastically reduced the prices of home-in-tech-
hardware. (continued)




PHANTOMS OF TSIOLKOVSKY -- By JCL (c) 1985
(net TV cont.)
4.) "File Footage"--as a result of the restrictions
imposed on television broadcasts, by 1989 there
were few sporting events on TV and everything else
was black and white reruns of ancient stuff like
"Sgt. Bilko" and "I Love Lucy." The only way the
nets were staying in business was through daily
news broadcasts, in black & white, telecast live.
The typical news telecast couldn't use the "Live-
action" camera though and were forced to use pre-
court ruling "file-footage" that would accompany
the narrator by the news-caster. File...