Jack the Ripper was really Jacqueline the Ripper

09/13/2010 at 2:28 pm (Human Behavior, Personal Opinion) (, )

Everyone knows about Jack the Ripper, right?  What if I told you that Jack the Ripper was really Jacqueline the Ripper?  Well, it might very well be true, and what follows is my argument in support of this hypothesis.

For what it’s worth, I studied, and hunted, serial killers (and got a doctorate for my troubles), with a little help from the FBI.  And one thing I’m reasonably sure of, without actual sexual contact (and with obvious sexual content — uterus removal), and a knife as the weapon of choice (although this is not as certain an indicator), you almost always have a female unsub (unknown subject or suspect).  The nature of the kills (namely, slitting of the victims’ throats…from behind) also indicates the possibility of a female killer.  The other thing I’m even more sure of, the disfigurement of Mary Jane Kelly, makes her killing personal, meaning that Jacqueline likely knew Mary, maybe even vice versa, it’s possible they were even related.

It’s possible that Jacqueline was also a prostitute, though I very much doubt it.  It seems more likely that Jacqueline saw her victims as lesser than herself.  So, she might very well have been one of the multitude of “Church-ladies” common to the area at the time, all trying to save these women’s souls.  If this hypothesis is correct, then it is more likely that Jacqueline was a religious zealot who saw the working-girls as temptresses, servants of the devil, a common belief at the time (as it is today).

A serial killer who believes they are doing right, by cleaning up the streets of the trash (the ‘trash’ being the prostitutes and the beggars), a belief she would have shared with many in the middle- and upper-classes of her day, is referred to as a ‘house-cleaner’.  House-cleaners, like Angels-of-Death, refuse to accept that they are doing anything wrong, let alone committing a crime.  If true, this hypothesis explains why the police of the day, never caught Jack the Ripper, cause Jack didn’t exist, and it’s unlikely that anyone in law enforcement circles would have even entertained the possibility that a woman could commit such brutal kills, and a woman certainly could not be a serial killer.  Today, Jacqueline would be described as anti-social personality defective AND disordered, and a predator type.  I can’t be sure if she was a narcissist or not, though it seems unlikely.

Well gentle-readers, that’s the gist of my argument.  If you wish to counter this argument, please feel free to post a comment.

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The Anti-Smoking Wrongs Groups Need To Stop Lying To The Public!!

08/03/2010 at 12:29 pm (Human Behavior, Politics, Trauma, Truths, and Truisms) (, , , )

Smoking cigarettes will not cause cancer!  You read correctly.  This is so very important, I’ll say it again, Smoking cigarettes will NOT cause cancer!  The anti-smokers wrongs groups have spent the last four decades telling you and me a big fat lie that smoking causes various cancers, as well as other terrible diseases, like cardiovascular disease (heart attack & stroke, etc.).  The absolute, unvarnished truth is that ALL cancers are the body’s reaction to a virus (a couple of other things (like asbestos, radiation, and environmental toxins) might also be able to directly alter the DNA of the body).

     Basically, you contract a particular virus, your immune system kills off the virus, however, because of an error in the means by which it does this, an auto-immune condition develops (the immune system continues to work long after the virus is dead, resulting in damage to the organ system, including alterations to the DNA).  Have you ever heard of HPV?  It’s a virus which is responsible for cervical cancer.

     As cancer researchers have found recently, and believed for at least 4 decades, that viruses cause cancer.  The problem is, until those same researchers come up with an inoculation, their benefactors (the pharmaceutical industry) can’t reap a reward, so everyone remains silent, or risk losing their research funding.  Unless there’s a drug (like chemotherapy) or an inoculation (like Gardasil) which will generate Billions in sales, the silence is deafening…and the lie continues to be propagated.

      The lie give the anti-smokers wrongs groups power.  The silence give the pharmaceutical companies power.  Ignorance is power, and power is control.  I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being controlled by people who don’t actually have my best interests at heart.  What about you?

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Dave and HAL remembered or was 2001 a Space Odyssey prophetic?

07/10/2010 at 6:43 am (Human Behavior, Personal Opinion, Technology) (, , , )

When does technology become evil?  I think technology (computers, smartphones, iPads, the internet, etc.) only becomes evil when we, as a society) believe we can’t function without it, or it replaces actual human contact (social intercourse).  In some (maybe many) ways the current generation might have crossed that line.  I guess we’ll have to see if our society, over time,  stagnates and dies, or continues to grow and evolve.  I not sure which will happen.  But I am afraid for our kids.

On the other hand, a product of that technological revolution, are miniature electronic tags, that are implanted under the person’s skin.  What with the ever increasing amount kidnapping of woman and children for the purposes of human trafficking and the increasing number of human predators out there stalking, and torturing, our children, tagging our kids sounds like a really good thing.  At least we can find their bodies once the bad people are done with them.

All of this may sound cynical, and I guess it is, but regardless, technology, and our increasing dependence on it, is both good and evil.  We, as humans, must strive to keep our humanity, and positive human interactions, in the face of the dehumanization of our society by our own dependence on technology.  Computers have no conscience.  Only humans have a conscience (or at least we’re suppose to have).  We, as a sentient species, must choose whether or not we wish our interactions with other human being (and other species, for that matter) are warm and friendly, or cold and brutal.  Something to think about, while you’re reading this blog over the internet on you desktop, notebook, or netbook computer.  Enjoy your day.

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Just How Deep Does This Rabbit Hole Go??

07/06/2010 at 10:02 am (Personal Opinion, Politics) (, )

Here’s one of the really big problems, it would seem that there are no longer restrictions on exorbitant interest rates, in the neighborhood of 30% – 50%.  Look what’s happening to mortgage, credit and charge card, and auto finance rates.  They’re no longer tied to the Overnight or Bank Rate.  So the Bank rate is 0.5%, and it just rose to that level 2 months ago.  Mortgage rates are hovering between 8% and 15% and have been steadily rising since late last fall.  We have at least one more wave of economic downturn (sometime in the next 3 – 9 months) accompanied by more unemployment.  People with jobs, especially in the States are buying houses on foreclosure, because the mortgage rates are still reasonable, even at 8% they figure they can either fix ’em and flip ’em or keep 4 or 5 as income properties.  Many of the entrepreneurs are new arrivals, relatively speaking.  By the summer of 2011, I predict mortgage rates in the neighborhood of 20% – 30%.  The first wave of foreclosures effectively eliminated the minorities (Blacks and Hispanics) from the home ownership market (Thank you Mr. Bush for fucking the black man and woman).  The next wave will leave only rich white folks in the credit markets…just what Bushie and his friends wanted at the beginning of all of this in the summer of 2008.  And the same things going to happen here.  The controls on interest rates are gone.  Thank you Jimmy Flaherty, Neo-Nazi extraordinaire.

Another Really BIG problem, maybe the biggest, Wages are NOT rising anywhere near as fast as Prices.  And for those of us on a very fixed income, rapidly rising costs such as groceries and fuel (which causes grocery, and all other, prices to escalate, as well) is painful, at best.  Without price controls in place, the governments are signalling that they really don’t  give a damn about those of us at the lowest end of the economic food-chain (and that would include the working poor, which pretty much includes just about anyone with kids, making less than about $125,000/year).  So, I challenge ALL governments in the western world (you know who you are, you where all in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada last weekend) to do something about price controls, before the poor wind up panhandling on your street, just to stay alive.  Leaders, you must remember, we are not poor because we want to be, we’re poor because we are unable to earn a decent living.  It just hit me, we, the poor, should all go into politics, then we’d earn an obscene amount of money every year, and we wouldn’t have to worry about having any necessary skills!  Mr. Harper, Mr. Flaherty think about it, the poor you so easily ignore, might suddenly be sitting across from you in Parliament.  Neat, huh?

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The Bears are Armed Enuf! So, are you a sheep, or what?

07/05/2010 at 1:00 pm (Personal Opinion, Politics) ()

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_supreme_court_guns

The above news item from Yahoo! News annoyed me, so I felt obliged to comment.  I guess the whole country’s forgotten their high school Civics classes (assuming they still teach Civics in high school), the 2nd Amendment to the U. S. Constitution is about the maintaining of a militia system rather than the standing army (which we have today), and not, in fact, about the right to bear arms. The section regarding the bearing of arms is related only to the needs of a militia system. In a militia system, the participants must supply their own weapons and ammunition, uniforms, etc. Today the DOD supplies weapons, ammunition, uniforms, and all other required goods and services to ALL soldiers, they need not supply their own. Meaning because the militia system no longer exists, and therefore the right to bear arms no longer exists! Everybody should actually read the 2nd Amendment sometime, rather than take someone else’s opinion on the subject, think for yourself! I realize the existing Supreme Court is afraid of the gun lobby when it comes to making correct rulings regarding gun control, everybody needs to retire someday.   This is my, and many other legal scholars’, interpretation of the 2nd amendment.

Before you decide that you disagree with me, read the wording contained in the actual text of the amendment, think about those words, and then decide what you believe.  At least then, you’ll be thinking for yourself, and not being a sheep, and following whatever the special interests groups tell you is the truth.  Always remember, a well-read populace is dangerous populace, politicians (and their puppeteers) prefer us as sheep…unthinking sheep, who do and think what they’re told.  Do you want to be a sheep, or what?  Just my thought for Independence Day.

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The Scariest Night of My Life

03/20/2010 at 11:02 am (Uncategorized) ()

What follows is a diary (of sorts) I kept while in the hospital, back before Christmas 2009.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009    Day 1

It’s 8:45pm.  I’ve just been informed that I may very well have had a heart attack.  I was told such things were impossible with me nearly 30 years ago.  I can’t make plaque and if I could, the Arthrotec would desolve it.

So, I don’t know what to make of this…except that I’m scared shitless.

I’m here overnight, at least.  After that, who knows.

As it turned out, I had blood clots in my lungs.  It seems they’d migrated from my legs because of being in a wheelchair for nearly 5 years, smoking for more than 2 decades, and taking suplimental estrogen for nearly 2 decades.  No one with an M. D. was ever able to explain this, except to suggest that the blood cells sinply got sticky and stuck to each other clumping up.

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Monday, 7 December 2009    Day 6 (entry #2)

5 days later…. I’m still alive…. Wow!  I feel more mortal than I have…ever.  To be honest, until Wednesday last week, I never actually felt truly mortal.  Knowledge of one’s mortality is truly (a) terrible thing!!!  I think in the “Garden of Eden”, the’ fruit’ came (from) the tree of (Knowledge of one’s) mortality.  Mortality, accepting one’s mortality, is the most terrible of all knowledge.  Knowledge of our mortality makes us fearful.  I HATE Being Fearful!!!!

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009    Day 8 (entry# 3)

Questions…. Questions…. Questions.  Over the next year (10 – 12 months), I’m going to lose 200-225 lbs., walk again and get fit again, start writing again, learn everything there is to know about website design & programming and computer animation.  Basically, I need to change my life!  Including finding a way to earn a decent living (become self-reliant).

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Saturday, 12 December 2009    Day 11 (Entry# 4)

I have to admit, I’m currently more concerned about the effects of the Warfarin, than I am about the clothing problem.

My major concern also, is the lack of access to my doctor (admitting/attending physician – rather than my family physician)).  I have questions that require answers from my doctor, and after waiting around for 2 days (Thursday & Friday) for him to appear, so that I can get the required answers.  So, how the hell do I get answers, if I’m not important enough for him to bother with.

On a good day, I believe doctors are an evil necessity.  Add to that, I HATE being ignored.  Basically, being in hospital, at the mercy of the whims of doctors, I was not having a good time!

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Sunday, 13 December 2009    Day 12 (Entry# 5)

I finally saw the doctor.  Among other things, my transition is OVER.  So, that leaves me trapped in the middle!!!  He doesn’t want to help me lose weight…unless I want bariatric surgeryYet another MD who thinks the only way you get fat is by putting (large quantities) of food in your mouth and the ONLY way to lose it is to stop OVER-eating.  I just love ignorant doctors!!!  Life Sucks!!!  And now I’m very depressed!!!  So now, on top of everything else, I have to deal with the depression too!!!  FUCK!!!!  God, save me from ignorant doctors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, 14 December 2009    Day 13 (Entry# 6)

Well, I’m not going home today.  Maybe tomorrow.  This is rediculous.  The doctor’s waiting for my INR to get to the right percentage…and, according to Norman, it’ll take upwards of 3 months to get it (Warfarin) regulated at an appropriate level.  So, why the delay???  Oh well, it’s a pain in the ass but, what can I do.  If I want follow-up care, which I need, then I have to put up with their bullshit.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009    Day 18 (Entry# 7)

Apparently, I’m going home today.  Wahooh!!!  We’ll see.

And after 18 days, I went home, without home care.  On the subject of home care, I finally got home care, after I developed cellulirous…again, I needed an IV line for…22…days.  And I discovered that the walls of my vascular structures are calcified, meaning no flexibility…because of a blood pressure medication.  Ain’t that lovely!!  At any rate, that’s how I spent my Christmas.

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Roostertails and Flat Spins

09/07/2009 at 6:14 pm (Personal Opinion) (, )

Earlier today I went to the Canadian International Airshow here in Toronto and I saw some of the most impressive flying I’ve ever seen.  First there was C130T, nicknamed ‘Fat Albert, piloted by USMC Major Drew Hess.  Then there was the remaining members of the US Navy’s Blue Angels, 6 F/A 18s, commanded by Commander Greg McWherter.  US Navy and US Marine Corp aviators are basically the most incredible fliers on the planet.  Then there was an unmarked, mat-black F/A 22 Raptor, flown by an US Air Force pilot.  This guy performed flat spins, tail stands, and some other moves more consistent with small prop aerobatic stunt planes.

One curious thing, however, no female aviators.  There are 2 female members of the Blue Angels, one is the Events Coordinator and one is the Flight Surgeon, no actual flight performers (aviators), however.  I’m curious about this, how ’bout you?  Is there some reason women don’t perform with these teams or fly hot new planes like the Raptor?  Or is this just a fluke?  And women have flown with the Blue Angels in the past, and/or flown hot planes like the raptor, or the B1 Lancer, or the B2 Spirit? I don’t believe that women are physiologically or anatomically inferior to men, for the purposes of high-stress flying.  In fact, I believe that some US agency (maybe NASA or the US Air Force) did a study that showed that women can actually remain conscious at higher G-forces than men, and function better (physiologically and anatomically — like remaining ‘regular’, for instance) in zero-G environment.

There were other performers, including Canada’s Snowbirds but, I couldn’t take the sun any more.

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Post-Darwinian Evolution or what does it mean to be human?

08/23/2009 at 5:54 pm (Personal Opinion) ()

Humans?  Who are we?  What are we?  Perhaps, the answer is far more interesting than most of us think.  Let’s start close to the end of our speculation.  What if, as suggested in the X-Men movies, Neanderthals did not simply die out, but disappeared from the face of the earth because they mated with Cro-Magnons and what remained were hybrids?  Seems like an almost reasonable hypothesis.  Well, if so, let’s look back over the 4 – 6 million year history of humanoids on this planet.  Would it be so outlandish to suggest that such proto-human sub-species, as Australopithecus, who also vanished from the terran landscape, ‘died-out’ becaused they bred themselves out of existance by mating with other humanoid sub-species to create Homo-Sapiens?  Once again, an idea which doesn’t seem to violate any dictates of biological theory (ie. closely-related species can successfully breed — produce live, and reproductive, offspring).  If we continue to follow this train-of-thought (assuming it hasn’t already derailed), where to now?  What else might we, reasonably, be able to suppose?

Well…. Could it be possible that other species also had bipedal ancestors, like maybe felinoids (curiousity), lupoids (we are pack-animals, after all), reptoid (why some humans kill with impunity and without conscience — it is refered to as ‘killing in cold-blood’, after all), insectoid, avoids (why humans need to fly) or even katoids (whales and dolphins)?  If so, could it not be possible that at an earlier time in the history of this planet, say 1 – 10 million years ago, DNA was less diferentiated (ie. more common elements) and, just maybe, the various oids successfully mated (that’s an alternative explanation for why there is reptile, bird, cat and dog DNA in our (human) genome)?  Some thoughts and theories to throw against the wall, to see what sticks.

Time for the final step.  And here it is.  What if someone (possibly even ‘Natural Selection’) figured out a way to trigger those oid segments in our DNA?  And, what if that same someone, or maybe just Mother Nature’s quirky sense of humor, figured out how to make a person transition from a humanoid to a bipedal felinoid (2-legged cat) and back again (a metamorph, for lack of a better term)?  What would that individual look like, act like, be like?  And, perhaps most importantly, how would that individual be treated by others in society?  Would they be treated like everyone else?  Or would they be treated like a freak?  Would be locked up?  Would their mother even be allowed to bare them?  Or would they be seized by the government?  Or would the mother be forced to abort the fetus, by order of the state (the abortion issue would be set asisde by even the most religious, as the resulting child must be an abomination)?

Basically, in the end, all of this is fundamentally about asking ‘what is it that makes us human?’  Maybe, the bible is sorta right, we do not have dominion over all the beasts but, in fact, we are all the beasts.  Just a few thoughts for your consideration.  I believe that no idea is so outlandish, that it should not be considered.  A very long time ago, someone told me, “A closed mind, is a lonely mind.”  I also think that to be truly alive one must learn, and the first step in learning is to accept that we, as a species, do not know everything.  And the second step in learning is to consider that everything is possible, and therefore nothing is impossible.  And, gentle reader, if you’re not asleep yet, think about the preceding and then write a comment in the space provided.  All comments are welcome, even outright dismissal.  And now, until the morrow, I’ll bid you adieu.

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