Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. Investigators want to know why. 11/09/2018
As usual, after another mass shooting by a veteran, investigators say they want to know why he committed his crimes; however, there have been dozens of these in the past, or if you count the lower profile murders where only one or two people are killed and it's only reported at the local level, thousands, and even without a peer reviewed academic study there are patterns of behavior that can be recognized, and he fits at least some of them.
This time he even taunted investigators with a Facebook post shortly before going on his shooting rampage saying the following:
It doesn't take a genius to realize that he's right on the nose with this one; and people familiar with the best research about the subject might know that it's actually worse than he implied; because there is enough of this research to recognize how to prevent it, although the best research isn't necessarily recognized by the media, government or even many academic institutions. About ten years ago the New York Times and the Colorado Springs Gazette did a couple series reporting on problems with violence and high rates of murder from veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, showing how much more violent some of them were, however even this wasn't as comprehensive as it could have been.
When these reports were covered in the national media for a few months there was an enormous amount of outrage at their findings, and the original reports didn't get nearly as much coverage as the people expressing outrage that they could come to these conclusions, typically without even reviewing the facts. I followed up on this myself with a couple articles in 2014, States with high murder rates have larger veteran populations and Teach a soldier to kill and he just might This review included hundreds of veteran murders and it also attempted to review some statistical studies on the subject; although, after reading many of them it was clear that political bias was extremely common on this subject and it required a careful look to ensure that the statistics aren't being distorted either way.
The vast majority of this bias is almost certainly denying a large portion of the problem, including one study by the government that uses the prison population to argue that veterans are less likely to be in jail. However, even the people carrying out that study admitted that there were problems with it, once you got past the headlines, but they didn't cover all of them. They admitted that even though there were fewer veterans in jail they were more likely to be there for violent offenses, and they were more likely to be older and serving long prison sentences. If you looked closely there was also some acknowledgement that a large portion of the non-veterans were in jail as a result of the drug war for non-violent offenses. After reviewing a large number of these reports about veterans being arrested for murder, I can tell you that a lot of them didn't receive nearly as much time in jail as people from abandoned inner cities that commit similar crimes, often because they use PTSD as a defense, and serve surprisingly short sentences. This is much more common with cases that don't get nearly as much attention, which obviously doesn't include mass murders.
The vast majority of the victims of murder from veterans are either other veterans or their own family members. Other veterans and family members are often the ones most likely to recognize the problem and try to solve it as well, although they often get little or no help from politicians of commanding officers. In many cases the veteran commits suicide after committing murder, is killed by police, or gets killed before actually killing anyone in self defense. In many cases including Ian David Long, Devin Patrick Kelley, the Texas shooter about a year or two ago and Rusty Rumley Jr., who went on a shooting spree killing five counting himself ten years ago, there were obvious warning signs and they were investigated for domestic violence and let go, with little or no action. If you go down the list of other mass shooters, or just those charged with one or two murders, there will no doubt be many more where warning signs were ignored before the shooting.
When a shooter like Ian David Long does get investigated people are often outraged that they didn't respond to the warning signs, and can't understand how the military can be so incompetent. The reason is almost certainly that there are just way to many veterans with emotional problems, and the vast majority of them don't go on shooting sprees, so if they overacted then they would almost certainly be persecuting many that aren't on the verge of going on a shooting spree. And, of course, they need these veterans to fight all these wars based on lies.
Apparently, the first signs of trouble with Long went back to high school when Thousand Oaks gunman Ian David Long once attacked track coach 11/09/2018 and instead of investigating him or holding him accountable they pressured the coach to accept his apology and drop charges, so she wouldn't damage his potential career in the military. They also covered up later incidents and while preparing for this article I found that several studies on PTSD and a lot more material have been removed from the Department of Veterans Affairs web site, and are now only available on the Wayback Machine to those that know where to look for it (additional details and links below).
Of course, no one wants to believe that all these veterans that are supposedly "fighting for our freedom" are actually emotionally unstable time bombs waiting to go off and go on shootings sprees; and the vast majority of them aren't. Some of them even try to expose the wars based on lies after realizing their country has betrayed them; however instead of receiving thanks from the political establishment or, in some cases, other veterans they're often persecuted by the same organizations that occasionally cover up for future mass shooters like Long, Kelley and Rumley, as well as removing the research about PTSD from government web sites so that veterans might know better how to prevent violence or suicides. The persecution of these veterans occasionally shows the hostile work environment in the military, contrary to the glorious propaganda that we watch, almost non-stop on the mainstream media about veterans coming home to surprise their loved ones, or many other types of propaganda pieces, that many veterans have to know doesn't accurately reflect real life.
A more accurate picture of the culture in many military bases may be described in some relatively low profile articles about stories that are almost never mentioned on Cable News, which reaches a much larger audience than most newspapers, even the New York Times, like How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines 07/06/2017 which led to an alleged suicide; and A Murder Conspiracy Charge, Alleged Drug Ring, Sexual Harassment and Stalking: Command Crisis at California Marine Base 08/30/2018. This hostile work environment starts in boot camp and continues as long as people are in the military, and perhaps beyond, at least in some bases, although it's almost certainly not the same in all. Boot camp indoctrination is designed to teach blind obedience to authority and prepare veterans for the physical activities they have to endure in combat.
Actually, in many cases this training may begin before cadets join the military and they may be extending authoritarian child rearing tactics more concerned with controlling children than teaching them critical thinking skills, by many parents, often using corporal punishment to teach children to obey. This tactic is more likely to lead to escalating violence including bullying hazing domestic violence and even murder or support for wars based on lies.
This practice is escalated in boot camp where cadets face intimidation from the beginning to teach them to blindly obey orders and go along with the agenda of the group as part of military solidarity, which they often refer to as a "band of brothers" or other flattering terms that often don't reflect reality anymore than the homecoming videos all over the media. Those that question authority are often threatened into compliance, however this almost never makes it into the media unless there's something explosive happening like the veteran shootings that are far more common than the media implies by only reporting one or two at a time as if they're rare or isolated incidents.
Some of the shooting incidents often expose the harassment that led up to it, including Ivan Lopez, the second Fort Hood Shooter that had arguments with other veterans prior to his shooting spree and suicide; Eulalio “Leo” Tordil a police officer and veteran who harassed his own family and forced them to go through military style drills, indicating that boot camp training was a part of his lifestyle leading to domestic abuse and killing of his own family members. There are numerous other stories about how boot camp intimidation became part of veterans lifestyles in many of the other veteran shooting incidents.
And there was of course Nidal Hasan the 2009 Fort Hood shooter who had to put up with harassment about his religion, like Raheel Siddiqui, and went on a shootings spree. This is part of the inevitable problem where they claim that Islam is not the enemy in the so-called "War on Terror" but at the same time they routinely demonize the enemy in their boot camp training which led to his spree, combined with some of the research that he did on wars killing Muslims in foreign countries, that most of us don't learn about in the traditional media. I'm not a Muslim, and disagree with a lot of their beliefs, including some, like other religions, that advocate for violence in some cases; however, a large portion of the "war on terror" involves bombing people all over the world, and there's little or no doubt that if anyone else bombed us the way we bomb many other countries that we would be as outraged as they are and inclined to retaliate.
The political establishment claimed that they're not against Islam, just the terrorists, and that they're trying to recruit allies among Muslims that are willing to help them fight against the extremists, which is why they recruited people like Nidal Hasan and Raheel Siddiqui in the first place. However instead of trying to reconcile the differences between cultures, especially in the military where they train people to fight wars against "terrorists," primarily Muslim, they demonize the enemy teaching cadets to hate them, as part of their indoctrination to convince them to kill without hesitation, leading to the hazing and abuse of these veterans, which contributed to Hasan's decision to go on a shooting rampage, and Siddiqui's alleged suicide. David Philipps, author of "Lethal Warriors" and the Colorado Gazette series cited previously, reported about how they demonize the enemy as part of the training of recruits which inevitably contributed to these problems, although after Hasan went on a shootings spree everyone was so outraged that few were even willing to consider the possibility that this could be a factor, although if it had happened to their side it would obviously be different.
This kind of hazing is also verified in many memoirs, including Chris Kyle's who wrote about how it was routine and even argued that it was desirable, although few people would want to go through it, and there's plenty of evidence that indicates it leads to escalating violence. Kyle even admitted this as well, although he didn't draw the connection, but he wrote about numerous incidents where he often got in fights, and admitted that many other veterans were more likely to get in fights as well, and that it was common for their superiors to discipline them for it and often cover it up letting them off easier that civilians would be. The theme is repeated over and over again, intimidation and violence or the threat of violence or some other retaliation is routinely used to keep people in line and prevent them from questioning authority.
Kyle also wrote about how he felt it was justified to fight someone for questioning the war that was based on lies, when he wrote about a celebrity he allegedly encountered in a bar, and after the celebrity spoke about how they shouldn't have been in Iraq because it was based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, which was true, he implied that he fought him and blackened his eye. He didn't mention the name of the celebrity in the book, but in an interview he admitted that it was Jesse Ventura, who filed a lawsuit for libel, eventually winning, but while it was awaiting trial Kyle was killed by another veteran, in one of the higher profile shootings.
In many cases this culture of intimidation is turned against the people that are often trying to solve the problem, including those that speak out against wars based on lies, and in some cases the victims of murders are often witnesses of atrocities or potential whistle-blowers.
In A Tale of Two Marines 11/09/2018 David Swanson compares Ian David Long to U.S. Marine Josuee Hernandez who spoke out against wars based on lies and drew attention to it during a Portland Trailblazers game. He also reported on his research of "At least 35% of U.S. mass shooters were trained by the U.S. military," based on a Mother Jones list of mass shooters going back to 1982, and he points out that it could be higher since he was only able to research information reported by traditional media, and that he "found no news reports that stated that any of the shooters had not been in the military." However, in all fairness I doubt if many more of them were in the military, so I wouldn't assume there's much more. I did some similar research and, even though I didn't find many claims that the shooters hadn't been in the military, I did find that they reported on their activities during prime military age, and a few of them were too young to be in the military. One of those, however was Nikolas Cruz, who David Swanson points out was in ROTC, and apparently did go through military training, although they banned him from training with guns after they had discipline problems with him. However, it's unclear if they allowed him to train with guns or not before he began acting out, and there were also reports that he was subject to bullying, which may have contributed to his shooting spree.
While they often cover up for future shooters like Ian David Long, Devin Patrick Kelley, Rusty Rumley Jr., and many other veterans that eventually went on to be mass shooters or kill their own family members or fellow veterans, they rarely hesitate to prosecute veterans who speak out about military corruption as indicated in several cases including when Brittany DeBarros began protesting the war with twitter posts like this For those of u who thought that $681 billion military budget was going to “support the troops” or that these wars are to make you safer... 11/0/2018 Aprox. 45% of kids on military bases are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch. and was investigated for it. According to one article, "While Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers are allowed to make public political statements while in a civilian status, those actions are against regulations while the troops are on active orders."
Apparently when you join the military, according to many people, you're required to abandon your right to free speech. We supposedly went through a lot of this after World War II when so many people were outraged by the excuses from Germans at trial, that they were "just following orders." Stanley Milgram supposedly did research to understand why people blindly obeyed orders so they could prevent it; however, as I went into in Eli Roth’s Milgram/Obedience experiment much more extensive than most people realize his research was supported by the Office of Naval Research who also financed Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment which was part of a series of experiments to help develop indoctrination techniques used in boot camp where they teach people to blindly obey, the opposite of what they claimed the research was intended for. This research may ahve taught some people in the academic world not to obey, however some of them used it in the military to indoctrinate working class people that never heard of it.
If the military was sincere about not teaching people to blindly obey orders then there should be little or no doubt that they would welcome input from Brittany DeBarros and other veterans against illegal wars; however then they wouldn't be fighting them in the first place. The response she received from many veterans on Twitter was very positive; however, it showed a large divide among veterans, because there were also many that trolled her with derogatory comments, including several accounts that claimed to be veterans. A large portion of her protest was sticking up for veterans rights as well as other victims of illegal wars yet some of the victims of corporate and military corruption seem to be outraged at her, not those that are abandoning veterans!
One of the things that she's protesting is that the military contractors always get paid but the veterans often get treated like second class citizens that don't have the same rights to free speech that major campaign donors do, and mental health treatment for those with PTSD is often inadequate or they treat them with contempt when they ask for it, which has lead to many of these veterans shootings. When something does go wrong, like Abu Ghraib and they need someone to blame it's the veterans at the bottom that blindly obey orders, like they were trained to do, not those that give the orders, and when people refuse to obey illegal orders they also get prosecuted which means veterans are often screwed either way!
In addition to covering up domestic violence by Ian David Long, Devin Patrick Kelley, Rusty Rumley Jr., and many other veterans that weren't getting proper treatment, or perhaps shouldn't have been eligible for the military in the first place, they're also taking down some of the research on the subject from the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site. Some of this research is probably biased, but There's no good reason to take it down.
These research reports are still available on the Wayback Machine; however, most researchers may not know where to look for it. A close look at some of these reports shows some of the biases including Research Findings on PTSD and Violence: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which says "Individuals with PTSD are not dangerous. Although PTSD is associated with an increased risk of violence, the majority of Veterans and non-Veterans with PTSD have never engaged in violence." This is clearly contradictory, at least partly; most individuals with PTSD are almost certainly not dangerous, but if there is "an increased risk of violence" then clearly some of them may be. Most of these reports, including this one concludes that individuals with PTSD are far less likely to be violent if they're treated properly. But there are also many reports that are often spread more widely after a mass shooting by a veteran saying that this treatment is often not available to them. Or at least it was mentioned after many other mass shootings by veterans, but I don't remember it in the past week or so and the mainstream media is already cutting back on follow up coverage on him.
Another article from 2012 says in the headline that the "Link between PTSD and violent behavior is weak" 03/31/2012 but then after it explains how "pin down with certainty" it goes on to say that "Veterans with PTSD are two to three times as likely to be physically abusive of their wives and girlfriends as those without the diagnosis. They’re three times as likely to get into fistfights when they go to college. One study showed they are especially prone to 'impulsive aggression,' but that 'premeditated aggression' — the kind of act Bales is accused of — was far more common in veterans without PTSD than in those with it."
Which one is it? That the "link is weak" or that it's "two to three times as likely?"
This is just a sample of the spin put on this subject But removing the research from the Department of Veterans Affairs website certainly can't be helping things.
Taking down good research seems to be increasingly common and it's often done while supposedly "redesigning" or something that often involved improved graphics, or at least seems to. They also did this about four years ago at the Army, Navy, Marines Times, which I used to search for a lot of these cases which involved veteran shootings and found that they had the most concentrated collection of them going back two years that could be searched on their search engine. But shortly after I did this they redesigned their web page making the search engine less effective, but improving the graphics. This may look good but it makes research harder. This was done during the Obama administration; and during the Bush administration while searching NASA web site on a different subject they did something similar, without removing educational material but making it more difficult to research while improving the graphics.
The following are some related articles including copies of studies from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Wayback Machine; once you go into a couple of the articles you can navigate through the links to find many more pages that may no longer be available:
Partners of Veterans with PTSD: Research Findings: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Findings on PTSD and Violence: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Assessing Risk of Violence in Individuals with PTSD:
Anger and Trauma: Why is anger a common response to trauma?
PTSD: National Center for PTSD: Violence and Abuse This section provides information about the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Violence and Other Trauma This page includes information about the effects of violence, abuse and other types of trauma such as motor vehicle accidents.
Co-Occurring Conditions PTSD often co-occurs with other mental health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and TBI.
After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home 04/27/2016 by Quil Lawrence "The woman operating the hotline began weeping," Bannerman remembered. "She was getting so many of these calls from military spouses all over the country."
Link between PTSD and violent behavior is weak 03/31/2012 By David Brown Veterans with PTSD are two to three times as likely to be physically abusive of their wives and girlfriends as those without the diagnosis. They’re three times as likely to get into fistfights when they go to college. One study showed they are especially prone to “impulsive aggression,” but that “premeditated aggression” — the kind of act Bales is accused of — was far more common in veterans without PTSD than in those with it.
Experts: Vets' PTSD, violence a growing problem 01/17/2012 "You're going to see this more and more over the next 10 years," said Shad Meshad, founder of the National Veterans Foundation, who has been working with veterans since 1970. "... There's a percentage that come back, depending on how much trauma and how much killing they're involved in, they're going to act out."
Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder 11/08/2018 by David Swanson
Ian David Long final Facebook post: I hope they call me insane 11/09/2018
Thousand Oaks gunman Ian David Long once attacked track coach 11/09/2018 Other administrators and coaches pressured her to accept Long’s apology, telling her she was ruining his future since the incident would jeopardize his Marines application. To her regret, she gave in, she said.
California shooting: Mother of man killed after surviving Las Vegas attack says 'I don't want prayers, I want gun control' 11/09/2018
Veterans Responsible For Recent Gun Massacres #ThousandOaks #TallahasseeShooting 11/09/2018
School officials once predicted Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz could be 'model student' 05/19/2018
Florida School’s R.O.T.C. Lost 3 Cadets; Suspect Was a Member 02/20/2018
LIVE: California shooting gunman identified as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran 11/08/2018
Suspect identified, 37-year-old Davance Lamar Reed, after 1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at detox center in San Rafael 11/05/2018
California shooting: Gunmen on the loose after seven people shot at 'The Purge' nightclub event 10/29/2018
Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online 11/10/2018
Screening for Violence Risk in Military Veterans: Predictive Validity of a Brief Clinical Tool 07/01/2015
Lack of access to mental health services contributing to the high suicide rates among veterans 08/18/2017
While preparing this article I did a quick search which wasn't nearly as comprehensive as the one I did four years ago and found the following articles about veterans that were charge with murder; like previous searches the most common victims are family members or or other veterans:
Two Married Marines Went To The Corps’ Birthday Ball in Va.. Now Cpl. Rodolfo Rivera, 24, is Charged With Murder 11/07/2018
Retired Navy veteran accused of killing girl found on lawn of Charlotte Va. church 11/09/2017
Second Navy SEAL charged in war crimes probe 10/22/2018 Although he wasn’t present during the alleged homicide near the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, Lt. Jacob “Jake” Portier faces an upcoming Article 32 hearing for what authorities say was his help in covering up a string of war crimes committed by an enlisted SEAL leader, Special Operations Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher.
FIRST ON WITN: NC Marine arrested for murder of friend while house-sitting 08/26/2018 A New River Air Station Marine, Corporal Javier Garzon, made a brief court appearance this morning after deputies say he killed his roommate who was also a Marine.
Marine, Ewart Odane Bent, 30, accused of Canadian's murder in Taiwan reportedly confesses 11/0/2018 Ramgahan Sanjay Ryan, a 43-year-old Canadian, was murdered with machetes then dismembered and his body parts scattered around a Taipei park.
Twentynine Palms Marine & woman arrested in boyfriend's murder 08/30/2018 Released pending further investigation
A Murder Conspiracy Charge, Alleged Drug Ring, Sexual Harassment and Stalking: Command Crisis at California Marine Base 08/30/2018
Iraq War veteran charged with murder in deaths of relatives 06/02/2015
AWOL Marine, 18, Isaiah Kahleal Evans Caeser, arrested for allegedly killing his grandmother: NC Sheriff 04/28/2018
Quan Charles, 19, A Louisiana Marine accused of murder says gun ‘somehow’ fired multiple times: cops 08/21/2018
Eduardo Arriola, 25, Ex-Marine killed Ca. Navy corpsman as she took dog for walk, prosecutors say 07/24/2018 Arriola was arrested for desertion from the Marines and later discharged and diagnosed with schizophrenia, prosecutors said in court Tuesday. In spite of his mental illness, Arriola was able to buy a five-shot Smith and Wesson revolver at the Iron Sights shooting range, prosecutors said. They say he use that gun to kill Rideout.
Former Marine Arrested: Tried to Kill Backer of Seth Rich Murder Investigation in Virginia 03/22/2018 A former Marine, Kevin Doherty, was charged Monday with Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Malicious Wounding in an attack on a Republican lobbyist who had been investigating the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. That near-fatal attack happened on March 13 in Arlington, Virginia. The lobbyist, Jack Burkman, was meeting a person he believed was an FBI whistleblower in another investigation into the bureau’s handling of both the Clinton e-mail and Russian collusion investigations. He was shot twice, run over by an SUV, and left for dead last Tuesday. Doherty, who Burkman says nearly killed him, was one of the people Burkman had hired to investigate Rich’s murder.
Andrew Urdiales Former Marine found guilty of 5 California murders 05/23/2018 Urdiales was previously convicted of killing three women in Illinois in 2002 and 2004. He was given a death sentence that was commuted to life without parole after Illinois barred the death penalty.
Jorge Avila-Torrez Ex-Marine 'Serial Killer' Sentenced To 100 Years For Mother's Day Murders Of 2 Ill. Girls 11/0/2018 “You’re a serial killer,” Judge Shanes added, referring to Avila-Torrez’s 2010 conviction for murdering Amanda Snell, a Naval Military Intelligence specialist, and abducting or attempting to abduct three other woman, one of whom he raped several times before choking her, covering her face with packing tape and leaving her for dead laying face-down in snow, according to court records.
Shooter's Last 24 Hours Dissected 06/06/2008 It was around 10:30 p.m., and Rusty Rumley Jr. seemed in good spirits to Cloyd and Seth Gillispie, his best friend, as he worked on a Camaro with one of his cousins. After breaking up with Cloyd’s younger sister, Brandy, a lovelorn Rumley had recently showed signs of stabilizing emotionally. He wore a smile on his face that night, did not mention Brandy and proudly donned a cap from the National Guard – which he had recently managed to join despite a federal felony gun conviction. (Edgemont Towers in Bristol, Tenn: Five, people, including the shooter, ultimately died Feb 27, 2008
Edgemont Towers shooting revisited 10 years later 03/02/2018
Army vet goes peacenik & having an impact 11/10/2018
Veterans Support Brittany DeBarros 07/25/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Officially there's little or no chance that aliens, assuming the exist, have stock in Monsanto, DuPont, or Microsoft; however if Philip Corso's claims that he shared technology allegedly obtained from retrieved alien crafts with Dow Corning, DuPont and Monsanto are partly true, then at a minimum the aliens gave him tacit approval to develop that technology.
If the same aliens, or their ancestors, also influenced the construction of ancient monuments, including megaliths that experiments proved couldn't be moved with the technology allegedly available to ancient civilizations, influenced these monuments as well, then it's virtually guaranteed that there's more than tacit approval to what this technology is being used for.
In "The Day After Roswell" Chapter 15 Philip Corso writes "General Trudeau encouraged me to start contacting plastics and ceramics manufacturers, especially Monsanto and Dow, to find out who was doing research on super-tenacity materials, especially at university laboratories." ...... "But through the general’s impetus and the contacts he set up for me at Du Pont and Monsanto, we aggressively pursued the research into the development of a cross aligned material for bulletproof vests." And there're many more stories about allegedly sharing technology with multinational corporations in this book, as well as numerous other sources, although most aren't nearly as high profile, and often have even more credibility problems.
Of course, there's good reasons for many people to be skeptical of these claims, especially if they haven't looked to closely at them; however, contrary to how it's often portrayed this isn't a matter of "belief," from a scientific point of view, it should be a matter of whether or not the evidence supports these claims. Unfortunately, once you take a close look at this subject, not only does it become clear that some of the strongest and highest profile believers, are doing a terrible job checking their facts, but so are many of the so-called skeptics, who often resort to an enormous amount of ridicule, or some of the same manipulation tactics they criticize when fringe believers use them.
After a close look at many UFO stories, they often don't seem to have what some people might call a "smoking gun," however, some of them are compelling enough to indicate that there might be something to them, especially if you see one major unsolved mystery after another; however, when it comes to the strongest "extraordinary evidence" to "extraordinary claims," I always like to start with megaliths that were moved in ancient times despite the fact that experiments to replicate it failed to do so and proved the opposite. This isn't enough to prove a connection to UFOs; however it is enough to raise major doubts about our social evolution, and if it's added to many other major unsolved mysteries, along with a large portion of the most credible evidence of UFOs it's enough to take this issue seriously.
Furthermore, if there's nothing to alleged UFO claims then in addition to Philip Corso, there are an enormous number of people from prominent and supposedly credible positions that provide some degree of evidence for them, including Maj. Jesse A. Marcel, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s former minister of defense, Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt, Captain Robert Salas, Astronaut and Navy veteran Edgar Mitchell, Governor Fife Symington III, and many more that can be found fairly quickly, which indicates that either there's a legitimate unsolved mystery surrounding alleged UFOs, or there's a massive effort to make it seem as if there is, which would be another bizarre conspiracy.
So-called skeptics that decline to explain some of these mysteries, including how ancient megaliths were moved, or acknowledge that even if there are no aliens visiting us, there still has to be a rational explanation for why all the stories are being spread, aren't being nearly as scientific as they claim. Instead they're just creating another non-scientific belief system competing with other, often irrational beliefs, that don't fix their own mistakes, including the History Channels Ancient Aliens Theorists, who might get a few facts right ignored by skeptics, but add in more blunders than most people can keep track of.
If there was an effort to confuse the issue that might explain why Strom Thurmond wrote the forward to this book saying Philip Corso "had a great deal of credibility and expertise not only as a military officer but also in the fields of intelligence and national security. A veteran of World War II and Korea, Corso had also spent four years working at the National Security Council. In short, he was very familiar with issues that concerned me and my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and he very quickly became a valued source of bountiful information that was insightful and, most important, accurate. As a matter of fact, the material he provided was invaluable in helping us prove that the stifling of American military officers was being ordered by individuals in high ranking positions within our own government."
But then shortly after the book came out according to the New York Times Senator Strom Thurmond Regrets Role in Book on Aliens 06/05/1997 saying, "I know of no such 'cover-up, and do not believe one existed." Is he in the habit of writing highly complementary forwards for books that he knows nothing about? Many book reviews are, no doubt phony as hell, and are treated like a commodity or advertisement designed to sell books, but it's hard to believe they're so common that he might write a forward like this without any knowledge about what it's about. If on the other hand, they wanted to release the information and then confuse the issue, they certainly accomplished that. But a best selling book like this can't become this popular without a major amount of institutional support, which it clearly had; so there must have been a lot of people that wanted to promote this idea.
This is part of a pattern, surrounding this subject where people from both sides of the argument routinely make major blunders that obviously should have been caught. In some cases the most credible version comes from sources that have serious credibility problems, making it virtually impossible to tell what's true without some confirmation. But there's certainly evidence of a cover-up of some sort, since if there wasn't then the side that was reporting the truth could easily fix the most obvious of their blunders.
However, if there was an exchange of alien technology, then this has an major impact on an enormous amount of new technology which is virtually guaranteed to go well beyond what he discussed in his book, which doesn't directly mention Microsoft; however, it does mention the development of computer technology and many other things. And this clearly indicates the aliens have a significant interest in the development of our society, which may go back thousands of years, if they also impacted the construction of ancient monuments.
The potential for this technology would obviously be enormous, assuming it was used in a rational manner; however, there's major doubts about that. The overwhelming amount of evidence in the news and reviewing how scientific technology is being used indicates that even though it has enormous potential, it's being used for all the wrong reasons, causing an enormous amount of environmental damage, fighting one war after another based on lies, and to use political power of those controlling this technology to corrupt the democratic process.
This may sound like conspiracy theories about the Illuminati, which are mostly seriously flawed, although I'll go into them a little more below, but even if stereotypes about the Illuminati or Deep State are often filled with logical flaws and other exaggerations, as I went into in Which version of the "Deep State" is the real thing? we do have a ruling class and it can be traced with public records. The majority of the people either running for office or getting high profile jobs in the media are screened by a fraction of one percent of the public. If the media, which is almost entirely controlled by six oligarchs, refuses to cover candidates they don't approve of they never get name recognition needed to get elected and they virtually admit that the first criteria for that coverage is the ability to collect large amounts of campaign donations from the usual multinational corporations.
As I went into previously in Researching Poor, Slaves, Prisoners, To Benefit Ruling Class With Alien Technology? and Hurricane Apocalypse Coming With or Without Fringe Conspiracy Theory if ancient aliens have been sharing technology with the United States government and multinational corporations to develop, there's a strong possibility that they're using it for research, including some that the aliens might not have been willing to do on their own planet, at least not intentionally, like into climate change. If climate change is influenced by man then some degree of geoengineering is clearly happening, although it may not be intentional, and there's no doubt that scientists are trying to study it. If aliens are sharing technology and influencing our economic system, they might be doing so in a way to prevent the most effective solutions to environmental destruction, at least in the short term, to allow climate change to escalate for research purposes.
They may also be sharing this technology with academics developing advanced medical research, that need a ready supply of research subjects, or organ donors, which are currently being found in unethical manners in the third world, or in some cases even in the United States, although they usually use those least educated about the issues that are less likely to raise major objections. As I pointed out in the previous article (Researching Poor, Slaves, ...) this is already happening, and it's being reported by mainstream media in a low profile manner. A large portion of this theory can be confirmed through traditional sources; and even if the source of the advanced technology isn't from aliens, it's still being developed at a rapid pace, and it's still being used primarily to benefit the wealthy often using the poor for research or labor, without allowing many of them to have fair access to health care themselves. In some cases the difficulty getting health care is why many less educated people agree to allow themselves to be used for research purposes.
If this technology is coming from aliens then they're giving at least tacit approval to using it as part of an effort to maintain a constant state of war based on lies, as well. Philip Corso wrote about how Kevlar bullet proof vests are saving lives saying, "I don’t know how many thousands of lives have been saved, but every time I hear of a police officer whose Kevlar vest protected him from a fatal chest or back wound, I think back to those days when we were just beginning to consider the value of cross aligned layers of super-tenacity material and am thankful that our office played a part in the product’s development." This may sound good, and in the short term it is; however, if there was an unknown advanced intelligence studying us for thousands of years they would have also studied our social development and they would have research about preventing violence before it escalates long before many of these shootings occur. and there's also plenty of research into past wars that indicates that they could have been prevented saving many more lives. Taking advantage of this technology clearly would have been far more worthwhile if we weren't passing up on simpler solutions that are far more effective; and, of course, there's no reason we can't spread education about how improved child care and education will make many violent incidents or wars much less likely if they can't prevent all of them.
This technology is also being used to create a massive espionage infrastructure as I pointed out in Is "Prism" news? or is it ECHELON? This article points out that most of Edward Snowden's disclosures in 2013 weren't news at all; all the things that Snowden claimed to be exposing, under the name of Prism, had previously already been disclosed using the name ECHELON, which indicates that this might have been part of a strange controlled disclosure effort of some sort, for propaganda purposes.
Advanced technology is also being used to increased consolidated control of the media in cable television, satellite, and the internet. We now have well over ninety percent of the mass media controlled by just six corporations, and at least three of the largest media outlets that aren't part of these six oligarchs, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Time Magazine, are owned by billionaires; which means that over ninety-five percent of all media is controlled by less than one percent of the public, and they're all multimillionaires and billionaires, providing propaganda that enriches themselves. The biggest social media organizations including Facebook and Twitter are also controlled by billionaires; and the technology that enables them to control so much just might be from aliens, if Corso is right.
One of the few high profile people that allegedly takes the UFO issue seriously in politics and has been presented as a champion that might demand disclosure has been John Podesta; however, if Corso is partly right it doesn't take much research to learn that some of his clients at the Podesta Group are the ones that would be profiting from the technology shared from aliens!
In addition to the hype about Snowden's disclosures, which many people familiar with ECHELON might have recognized as old news with a new spin there may also be some problems with Wikileaks disclosures and the timing of them as well, including John Podesta's E-mails. As I pointed out in an edit at the end of Wanted unsuspecting research subjects, which I posted almost at the same time as the initial disclosure of the release of Podesta E-mails, this looked a lot like a Friday night news dump, which is a common technique by traditional media to bury news they don't like to draw attention to; however, in this case it was guaranteed to draw an enormous amount of attention anyway.
But the fact that this was begun on a Friday night wasn't the most suspicious aspect of this disclosure; even though I'm no fan of the Russia conspiracy theory it really was carefully timed for one reason or another. Wikileaks apparently knew this was going to be leaked weeks ahead of time and announced that they were preparing it, instead of releasing it as soon as they had it. Also, like the disclosure about Prism, a large portion of these leaks was already public knowledge, although in this case the E-mails provided much more details about how the DNC and Podesta conspired with news outlets to rig the primaries, including when Donna Brazile leaked questions so she could help Hillary Clinton have an unfair advantage during the debates. Many Bernie Sanders supporters were easily able to figure out that the media and political establishment were rigging the election, simply by taking notice of the obsession coverage they provided for Clinton declaring her the inevitable nominee months if not years before the majority of the voters were even paying attention. On top of that, of course well over half if not closer to ninety percent of the major politicians lined up to endorse Clinton, long before any voters had any say, even though there was an enormous amount of polling indicating that the public didn't like her at all.
The timing really did help throw the election to Donald Trump, which raises a strong possibility that this was the plan all along, and if there is a coordinated effort of some sort, with alleged aliens sharing technology as part of their plan for one purpose or another then it's worth considering if this is related.
I first went into this possibility in 2016 in Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy without realizing that this absurd theory would become stronger, instead of falling apart as it should have if traditional skeptics are right.
I try to be a rational skeptic, but the official version of truth has so many problems that at some point it becomes necessary to be skeptical of that as well; however, I still don't support the most absurd conspiracy theories that I often don't even pay attention to, but this is beginning to look like some of the conspiracy theories about the Illuminati might be closer than many people might expect, although the exaggerations and distortions still can't possibly be true, and they don't even represent the original stories of the Wikipedia: Illuminati or Encyclopædia Britannica: Illuminati. According to these historical records the Bavarian Illuminati began this movement to "oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power." Supposedly they really were looking out for the best interests of society; however some variations allegedly became "illuminated" as a result of revelations of some sort that are most often assumed to have come from God, or historically when they go wrong superstitious people conclude they must have come from the Devil, or whichever demonic being their culture believes in. There are some stories that the Knights Templar were also part of the Illuminati, hundreds of years before the Bavarian Illuminati, and that they became "illuminated" as a result of "revelations from God" however the historical records of this are not nearly as good as more recent events.
The Encyclopædia Britannica claims that (Wikipedia translated from Spanish) Sr. Maria de Santo Domingo was one of the earlier leaders as well and that she was thought to have "revelations" and "could converse directly with Jesus Christ and the Virgin." skeptics routinely dismiss these stories as superstitious; however even if they're right and there is no contact with a higher power of sort, there are hundreds of these alleged revelations throughout history, and they often have major impacts on the development of society. You would think that a good rational skeptic might want to research the subject and find out just how many of these so-called prophets or mystics there are throughout history and how their "revelations" or superstitions, impacted society; however instead of documenting how common they are typical skeptics routinely ridicule and dismiss them.
If there is an unknown advanced intelligence of some sort, whether it's "God," aliens or something else impacting society through mystics or prophets, then this type of treatment by the skeptics plays right into their hands since they can continue with what ever it is they're doing without informed interference from the skeptics that claims to oppose superstition.
One of the more famous alleged mystics of the nineteenth century is Helena Blavatsky which I went into in Helena Blavatsky Ancient Aliens Connection? the evidence of a major unsolved mystery surrounding her is stronger than most of the mystics that I've looked into with thousands of letters allegedly attributed to "Masters" she claimed were part of a "Brotherhood of man" that wanted to bring peace to Earth and unite all people under the same religion or belief system, which incorporated her version of science and religion, as dictated from her "revelations" from the "Masters" she believed were working on "Gods" behalf. Not only is there inadequate evidence to prove that all her claims are true; but there's evidence to prove that large portions of it are false, like a lot of other alleged mystics including Edgar Cayce, Padre Pio, Joseph Smith Jr., Uri Geller and many more; however a close look at the history behind these mystics may indicate that even if the alleged messages they received may be misleading, at best, there often appear to be many things that can't be explained so easily, occasionally including messages that might partially hold out or Padre Pio's Stigmata or many other major mysteries, often ignored by skeptics.
If the so-called skeptics did a better job researching these alleged mystics and reporting them to the majority of the public, then they could debunk a large portion of the false claims about them; and the most irrational conspiracy theories would be discredited long before they expand. However, they would also draw more attention to just how many of them there are, and ins some cases there are a small number of things that they might not be able to explain. The result is that some of the people that do the most in depth research are often those that want to believe and don't fix many of the major superstitions and, in some cases may even add to them.
That doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of research on this subject, or any other subject somewhere; in fact, anyone accustomed to doing research at the library on any given subject will find that there's always much better sources that the mainstream media never mention, and they often start by explaining the basics which is usually enough to recognize that the mainstream media is almost never providing the best reporting on any given subject.
This is enough to show that even if there isn't a major unsolved mystery of some sort involving aliens or anything else, there's an enormous amount of incompetence and political bias in the media. If they wanted to debunk the most absurd conspiracy theories they would allow better research on it; however, if they wanted to take advantage of diametrically opposing views without correcting the mistakes on either it might help cover things up, assuming they are sharing alien technology.
I'm not ruling out the possibility that propagandists take advantage of some of these exaggerated conspiracy theories and add even most distortions so that it's so ridiculous that few if any rational people believe it; then they try to stereotype all conspiracy theories, including those that do a much better job checking the facts, as being alike so they can dismiss them all without reviewing them. There's actually an enormous amount of evidence to support this pattern of behavior, although it's not located in one location that is easy to cite, instead it's a pattern repeated over and over again.
If that's the case then it would explain how some of the most absurd conspiracy theories developed about Obama, Blair, Bush, Greenspan, Gates and more members of an alleged Illuminati or Satanic Cult, and other absurd theories that are all over the internet. When rational people see something like this they assume it's just nuts or an incredibly bad joke, and often dismiss anything that seems similar to it without checking any facts. It's often not hard to fact check these panics, especially after some skeptics had time to research them like Wikipedia: Satanic ritual abuse where some of the most fanatical claims escalated after Geraldo Rivera aired a show on the mainstream media making false claims saying "Estimates are that there are over one million Satanists in [the United States and they are] linked in a highly organized, secretive network." This ironically indicates that some of the biggest conspiracy theories, don't come from the fringes, but from the mass media, which took years if not decades to retract these claims, and Geraldo is still accepted by many as a rational mainstream source of news.
However, a close look at a lot of these unsolved mysteries indicates that many of them can't be completely dismissed, even if the most extreme exaggerations aren't true. In some cases since the traditional so-called skeptics simply decline to research them at all the most thorough research comes from some of the people that might support fringe beliefs, at least partially. A reasonable amount of skepticism is advised but in some cases they do a better job than the so-called skeptics, for example when Michael E. Salla wrote Colonel Philip Corso and his Critics: Crossing the Rubicon between Objective Criticism and Debunking reviewing some of Philip Corso's critics, which include some researchers that claim that UFOs are real and that the government has retrieved some of their crafts including Stanton Friedman. Some of this criticism seems incredibly petty bickering over relatively minor details especially since Friedman himself claims that crafts have crashed and been recovered by the United States Government. Friedman admits that the book "includes many claims with which I agree," presumably including the claim that technology had been retrieved from Roswell, which he had claimed before. He writes in a book review "the implication is that in less than 3 years he could change the world’s technology… Not very likely in my opinion." A Review of Col. Philip J. Corso's Book "The Day After Roswell" December 1997 By Stanton Friedman However this technology was developed over decades, and even if some of Corso's activities did take place over this period, as Friedman seems to claim much more of the research took much longer. This is relatively trivial along with many of Friedman's other concerns, even if I partially agree with some of them. He also complains about the lack of an index or table of context, which I also find frustrating in many non-fiction books; however, even though I agree that good researchers should provide these, there are many authors that don't including some that are reasonable good, and the ones most likely to omit this are the ones accepted by the mainstream media.
Friedman and other critics also claimed that Corso tried to deceive Strom Thurman into writing the review without knowing what the book would be about, however Salla points out that he had a signed release saying he had an "irrevocable right and permission to use and to publish the material described below, in any and all editions of the book presently entitled Roswell Book...,” which was later changed into "The Day After Roswell," indicating that he did know what the subject was about. However, this might raise doubts about the legitimacy of many book reviews, since it also seems to imply that he didn't read the whole thing. I have little or no doubt that this type of agreement is not uncommon in the publishing world raising doubts about many book reviews. Overall, this review isn't perfect but I find Salla's review far more credible, in this case than Stanton Friedman, even though Friedman is usually the more credible of the two. If you take a closer look at Michael E. Salla and some of his other claims you might find many of them very hard to believe as I do.
I wish that there were sources that were consistently reliable on this subject, and many others, however after looking at it close enough, I've found that there are an enormous amount of blunders coming from sources on both sides of the issue which is why I came up with a "Recruit a group of crackpots" hypothesis back in 2008 that I reposted in an article explaining further detail about Friedman and Corso, Is Stanton Friedman working for the CIA to refute reverse engineering claims? This hypothesis was based partly on a semi-fictional documentary on Roswell staring Martin Sheen as a spook who follows Jesse Marcel around a reunion that he went to with his army buddies and meets him in a hanger at the end to explain his own research and speculates about the government releasing reliable information through unreliable sources, and lies through sources that are considered reliable. This may seem like a fringe theory; however, if it's true then things make sense, if it's not true then they don't, which makes it a viable theory, as far as I'm concerned.
Furthermore, whether or not the rapid advancement of technology comes from alien or not, those that control it, along with research on many other subjects that are causing enormous problems, including wars based on lies and environmental destruction, have an enormous amount of influence on our political establishment. Advanced technology is being used to consolidate the mass media and they control the information the public use to make decisions. Now that we have six oligarchies controlling the media they can use this massive propaganda advantage to advance their agenda by controlling the information the majority of the public use to make their decisions.
Andrea Mitchell recently flaunted this when she recently tweeted What will it take for the world to pay attention? @nytimes 11/01/2018 with an article to a New York Times story about a girl who died in Yemen. This predictably recieved an enormous number of people pointing out the incredibly obvious hypocrisy of a media pundit that never covers this story on her show, which could do an enormous amount to inform many more people about this then providing a low profile tweet expressing shock that most people aren't paying attention. This war, and the fact that it's being carried out with US arms by Saudi Arabia, is reported much more widely on alternative media outlets that don't receive nearly as much of an audience as Cable news informing a small percentage of the public, including those who responded to this tweet.
MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen 01/08/2018
I can't guarantee that this theory is perfect; however, the official version of truth is often as insane, if not more insane than this. In my previous article Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy I observed that Hillary Clinton had far more characteristics of the Whore of Babylon than I would have expected, and instead of seeing this theory fall apart as it should have, the political establishment kept getting even more insane with one absurd story after another that continues today. The Book of Apocalypse says that "the beast will turn against the prostitute," meaning the Whore of Babylon, which seems like Trump turning against Hillary, she didn't burn in a fire as the book claims but she did lose the presidency in an incredibly incompetent campaign that looks like it might have been staged as part of an absurd Apocalypse conspiracy. If there is something to this it appears as if they might drag this along with one absurd story after another until the beast is "hurled alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur," which could be a reference to when Trump's eventually removed from office.
Any rational skeptic would, of course call this an insane conspiracy theory, and I agree; however the official version of truth is becoming increasingly insane as well. For one reason or another they keep coming up with one distraction after another from more important issues, often preventing the majority of the public from basing their decisions on the most effective research on any given subject and enabling the oligarchy to do what they want, while the majority of the public falls for the lesser of two evils, one time after another. Stories like Trump behaving like a spoiled six year old, bickering with reporters, and turning on Republicans like he did after the election, are now routine, along with one mass shooting after another, followed by demands that we chip away at constitutional rights, instead of educating the public about how early child abuse, abandoned inner cities, abusive training of veterans in boot camp so they'll blindly obey orders and fight wars based on lies, contribute to many of these shootings. This research is available from reliable sources that don't go into fringe conspiracy theories, yet the media refuses to cover it.
Europe has repeatedly proven that by providing better child care and education along with banning of corporal punishment that they can greatly reducing violence with many of their countries having murder rates eighty percent or lower than ours.
If the political establishment continues to ignore the environmental damage being done along with wars based on lies that could get out of control then it will eventually even destroy themselves; which makes them insane, suicidal, or something even more far-fetched; greed is certainly part of it, but it's unlikely to be the full explanation for this insane quest for power at all costs.
If the official version of truth was true then they could do a much better job presenting it to the public, so until they start trying to do a good job, even though I think reasonable skepticism is appropriate, I'm not completely ruing out some conspiracy theories that seem like fringe to many people.
The claim that ancient civilizations can move megaliths between fifty and a thousands tons dozens if not hundreds of miles with primitive technology despite experiments that failed to replicate this should also be considered fringe!
The following are some additional sources for this article:
Monsanto, alien fans join forces on seeds 08/11/2003
Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto? 09/29/2010
THE MONSANTO-PERMACULTURE ALLIANCE: COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 06/02/2013
Reasons to Believe How seriously should you take those recent reports of UFOs? Ask the Pentagon. Or read this primer for the SETI-curious. 03/20/2018
World’s Eyes to Famine Is Dead 11/01/2018
Meet Paul Hellyer, the World's Highest Ranking Alien Believer 08/07/2013
Senator Regrets Role in Book on Aliens 06/05/1997
Alien life and UFOs: 10 top 'believers' 02/21/2011
Wikipedia: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Tag: Michael Gerloff
Eisenhower threatened to invade Area 51 former US Congress members hear testimony from CIA officer Michael Gerloff (not named in this article) 05/03/2013
Podesta Group clients at Open Secrets
Inside the Podesta Group's last days 11/10/2017 The indictment accused Manafort of hiring the Podesta Group — identified as “Company B” — to lobby for an ostensibly independent nonprofit that “was under the ultimate direction” of the Ukrainian president, his party and the Ukrainian government. Neither Podesta nor the Podesta Group has been charged publicly with any crimes. ..... Some Podesta Group lobbyists are now planning to join Fritts at her new firm, which The New York Times reported on Friday would be named Cogent Strategies.
9 questions about the Illuminati you were too afraid to ask 01/19/2016
Scientists Develop Liquid That Can Store Solar Energy For More Than a Decade 11/06/2018
Twelve fiery moments from Trump’s White House press conference 11/07/2018
"Clear Attack on the First Amendment": Authoritarian Trump Denounced for Stripping Press Credentials From CNN's Jim Acosta 11/07/2018
White House appears to share Jim Acosta mic-grab video doctored by far-right Infowars 11/07/2018
What we know about Matthew Whitaker, man who replaces Jeff Sessions 11/07/2018
Why Matthew Whitaker is the wrong choice to replace Jeff Sessions — at exactly the wrong time 11/07/2018
For some of my past articles on the subject see the following:
Top Twelve UFO sightings: based on best evidence or potential significance
UFO Hypothesis with rational use of Occam's Razor
Did Padre Pio Or Other Alleged Mystics Have "Revelations" from "God?"
Phony Apocalyptic Judgement Day May Be Here!
Prophets and Mystics
Hurricane Apocalypse Coming With or Without Fringe Conspiracy Theory
Looming North Korea Nuclear Apocalypse Result of Incompetence? Or Staged?
107 Wonders of the Ancient World
Is “Prism” news? or is it ECHELON?
A Brief History of the Mormon Church
Why so few arrests for Crop Circles makers? Is there microwave evidence?
"God's Not Dead" But Is He Nice?
Multinationals Are Using Public For Research On Massive Scale
Yes Virginia There Is A Trump And Clinton Conspiracy but could it be related to a far-fetched Apocalypse Prophecy or a weak copy of it?
Wanted unsuspecting research subjects
Is Stanton Friedman working for the CIA to refute reverse engineering claims?
Deadly Monopolies and Medical Slavery?
Deadly Monopolies With Alien Technology?
UFO Hypothesis Far More Credible Than Catholic Claim of A "Miracle Of The Sun"
Could Steve Bannon Be Providing Propaganda To Enable Climate Change Research Project?
Which version of the "Deep State" is the real thing?
We Must Become The Media And The Scientists!
Is this for real? Or Insane Reverse Psychology Experiment Or Research?
Helena Blavatsky Ancient Aliens Connection?
Scientology connection to the CIA? Ancient Aliens? Other mystics including Helena Blavatsky?
Is Trump A Massive CIA PsyOp?
Spectacular Heart Transplant for Sophia But at What Cost
Is GOP Committing Political Suicide? Or Is Kavanaugh An Insane PsyOp?
False Flag Bombs, Incredible Incompetence or Both?
Thursday, November 1, 2018
There were at least six shootings at Walmart this month, with one of them killing someone and several more wounded, and at least two more near by; there was also a high profile shooting killing two at Kroger's killing two more. There were at least ten additional gun related crimes, including several robberies, carjackings, and arguments. One of these incidents was a disgruntled customer outraged by the service that threatened to shoot employees.
One of these incidents wasn't initially reported in easy to find stories, but drew additional attention when he was released from jail and threatened to commit suicide at a car accident and had a stand off with police for hours holding up traffic on the highway. There have been several other major stories that weren't initially reported, but drew additional attention later when they were arrested or follow up incidents happened. The most recent shooting last month, which happened in Canada, on the last day of the month didn't turn up in the usual searches but someone tweeted it to me from Twitter, otherwise it wouldn't have made it into this count. I don't know for certain but they might be getting more common.
We rely on the media to provide us with news about violence and crime so we can establish policies to minimize them; however they're funded by advertising, and Walmart has more crime problems than any other store and they provide more advertising to the media as well. There are some subtle, and often not so subtle signs to indicate that this funding may be creating a bias.
There were another three killers that were arrested at Walmart's around the country, two without incident, and another one that was tracked the suspects, who had shot a victim and threw him out of a moving care before fleeing, through their cell phones, and found them sleeping at Walmart at two thirty in the morning. they called in a SWAT team and used flash bang grenades to wake the suspects, although it's hard to imagine why they felt that necessary, since they obviously had them surrounded.
In addition to the death as a result of a shooting there were five more bodies found in Walmart parking lots, or one on the roof of someone working there that may have had an accident or medical incident, but cause of death wasn't reported. There was also a lawsuit about another death that didn't previously attract much attention, since he died days after an accident months ago and another report of someone dying from contaminated beef; but this beef which was recalled was also sold at other stores as well and reports don't indicate where it came from. There was another story about several retailers including Walmart "Phasing Out Paint Strippers linked to dozens of deaths," this was done "In the absence of government action;" if we still had a government interested in looking out for the best interest of the public, when they found out that chemicals were killing people instead of "Phasing" them out they would demand an immediate recall and take them off the shelf immediately. However now that the government seems to be a fully own subsidiary of the corporations that finance political campaigns they let those corporations call the shots despite the flimsy illusion of democracy we have left.
Walmart crime has been getting worse for decades, and there've been several studies, despite limited funding from large institutions to show that it's worse than other stores; however, instead of recognizing this years, if not decades ago, they've continued to expand without addressing these problems or recognizing the causes of them. Now after several attempts previously reported to privatize the justice system, including their "restorative Justice" system, which was a disaster and has been scaled back, they're turning their parking lots into growing surveillance areas with camera towers expanding at some the stores with the highest crime problems. Some of these cameras can supposedly, "read 'a UPC code sitting on a shelf'."
However instead of recognizing that some of the major contributing causes of these crime problems are cuts in services limiting the amount of employees, including at self-check out lanes, they're increasing some of the cuts and adding more automation, with new plans to allow people to scan and buy large items within the store during the holiday season, for starters, even though past efforts like this have lead to increased crime problem. Ironically, while they cut back on services that might help consumers, they seem to be increasing on what they call "security" to catch people stealing as a result of lack of help at the registers, which is a massive entrapment operation, paid for with tax payer dollars, since the court and prison system is paid for by tax payers, not Walmart.
In fact, they routinely negotiate lower tax plans when they move into town often giving them a competitive advantage over other business with less crime problems putting them out of business, and increasingly even suing local governments to get even more tax breaks!
The media and the police often ask the public for their help solving these crimes, sometimes even when it's as petty as stealing "salt and pepper shakers as well as other, unknown items" or thefts less than $100, clearly implying that the government often spends more prosecuting people for some of these petty thefts than the value of the merchandise stolen from Walmart. On one occasion a few years back a loss prevention officer chased and beat a man for stealing a fifty-nine cent doughnut. Occasionally in addition to spending large amounts of tax payer money for petty theft they also spend even more for lawsuits defending against excessive force.
It's not unreasonable to speculate about corporations trying to take full control of the government that pretends to regulate them!
One of the problems with this method of addressing crime may be to be more concerned about whether or not there appears to be more crimes based on reports, instead of whether or not there actually is more crime; on numerous occasions there have been employees told not to call police about certain incidents. This month there was another where a customer attempted to call 911 on a store phone when they saw an unconscious employee and a co-worker took the phone away saying they were aware of the problem, her husband responded by using his cell phone to make the call, but if store policies prevented a quick call it might endanger lives, as they're more concerned about appearances than safety!
They continue to have problems with shoplifter putting razor-blades in shopping carts, to cut packages, and leaving them there so customers get cut but it's only reported on a low profile manner so they don't catch it as quickly and there are more people getting cut. And another disgruntled employee was involved in an incident, yet there's no requirement to disclose their union busting activities or find out if they're inciting some of these incidents by pushing them too far, although there are plenty of other reports of constant lawsuits by workers who don't resort to extremes, although they don't have the same legal resources or political connections as Walmart. And another of the police officer caught switching price tags has turned himself in again. They even entrap the police who can often get away with excessive force even killing people but not shoplifting at Walmart.
Walmart had over a dozen crashes, chases, at least three carjackings, including one at gunpoint and another where the victim was hit in the head with a bag of rocks, and a couple hit and runs. At least a couple of these crashes were major wrecks leading to serious injuries, and two cars flipped, with one incident sending shoplifted beer jewelry and steaks all over the road after a crash.
There were almost a dozen if not over a dozen knife related incidents including robberies, stabbings, and someone attacked with a hatchet. They had at least two arsons this month and an old one went to court and resulted in a not guilty by reason of insanity. Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising, Walmart drives lots of people crazy. They also had someone leaving hazardous material at Walmart.
There were plenty of additional assaults including on police officers, loss prevention officers, other workers, customers, including an 82 year old man that was punched in the face. They had school board members form at least two southern states get caught shoplifting, and the local judge for one of them forced her to carry a sign in front of the courthouse saying she stole, so everyone would know about it. Some of these Southern tactics, including corporal punishment or other punishments designed to humiliate, have been proven to be a failure but that doesn't stop them from doing them over and over again.
In addition to the paint thinners that are being "phased out" because they caused deaths instead of recalled, there are additional recalls for a quarter million hatchets that are a safety hazard and three or four more recalls of food for legionnaires', salmonella, or other food poisonings. At least one of these has supposedly led to a death. Many of these were far less common with a diverse food supply but massive oligarchs are taking over pretty much all industries.
There have been several racists or bigoted incidents, including calling police on a black person for caring for white children, yelling at people for speaking the wrong language, perhaps even when they're talking to other people who understand the language, and demanding that a mother "gag" her baby, often on camera; and additional incidents where people were fired for alleged bigoted reasons.
Walmart is also taking increasing amounts of control over the health care system in a variety of ways, by merging with insurance or other health care companies. One of their justification is that "none of us wants to be Sears," but the rest of us have to think carefully about whether we want a company like Walmart to have increasing control of health care considering how incompetent they do everything else. This is especially true after stories that they may be blacklisting doctors, and optometrist organizations have also expressed their concerns recently.
Healthcare isn't the only thing Walmart is merging with, they're also buying up half a dozen or more other companies, at any given time creating an even bigger oligarchy controlling a growing amount of the economic system; and they often use their smaller subcontractors as scapegoats to take the blame even though they often respond to pressure from Walmart management. It's time to stop pretending that we still have a free market competitive system, which means if we want any accountability for government or corporations we need a different economic system.
Walmart continues to have more than their share of odd activities at their stores including an old man offering to buy a child form a customer, and later acting as if he doesn't know what's wrong with it, smashing pumpkins seems funny when Gallagher does it but they don't like it at Walmart, a shoplifting suspect telling the police to ‘Suck A Pink Cow Udder’ which she happened to be wearing, and of course deer have to shop somewhere too.
However, one job I don't want to be given is to find out who took a shit on the employees uniforms, nor do I want to be the police officer called in to investigate that one!
Hey I know exactly what you're thinking!
And I won't dignify it with a response!
However, it wasn't the naked shopper that did this, he wasn't even in the same state, and I'm not even sure why they care about that.
Strange things happen at Walmart!
In 2006 Wake Up Walmart did a study, "Is Walmart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Walmarts opened up and that crime was higher at Walmart than at other retailers. Since then Walmart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Wal-Mart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Wal-Mart might be contributing to higher crime rates or at least a slowing of the decline in crime. The study found that. “on average, communities with Walmarts had 17 more property crimes and two more violent crimes per 10,000 people than those communities without Walmarts.” I reviewed this more in Walmart’s crime problem, Rolling Back Safety more than prices? where I explained that although this study is helpful they could have done better with additional data that is available and I reviewed some of that. I also added my own review about why I think that Walmart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Walmart high crime rate continues un-investigaterd and have provided additional information under the author tag Walmart Crime Watch.
Stacy Mitchell has also compiled a list of other studies about Walmart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Walmart has done as little as they seem to get away with, often relying on rhetoric that isn't backed up with action, when it comes to addressing any of their critics concerns, including crime. One of the responses they’ve come up with is what they call "Restorative Justice" which gives first time shoplifters a chance to avoid being arrested or any criminal record if they take an on line course which costs $400 up front or $500 in payments, plus perhaps, reparations. This has been part of the privatization process and often denies suspects of the due process or access to a lawyer, perhaps even intimidating and extorting from some people that might not even be guilty. Walmart seems to be trying to find a way to turn crime into a profit making situation instead of looking for the most effective ways to reduce it. Making Change at Walmart is asking If you or someone you know has gone through @Walmart's "Restorative Justice" program for first-time suspected shoplifters, send us a DM. 03/30/2017 to ensure that it isn’t doing more harm than good. I did my own review of this program as well at Walmart’s “Restorative Justice” Endangers Public Without Reducing Crime. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in October 2018. According to the "Is Walmart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Walmart, and presumably, the ones most likely to make the news on the internet nationwide. This isn't statistically representative, as the 2006 or the "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" study or some of the studies cited by Stacy Mitchell; but it does provide some additional information that may help recognize how many problems there are at Walmart.
Gary man and 9-year-old son injured in gang-related Sept. 30 shooting at Hobart Indiana Walmart, police say 10/01/2018
Police: Serial thief stole liquor from Ill. Walmart stores 10/01/2018
Antioch Ill. man charged with sexual battery at Walmart 10/01/2018
Bomb threat shuts down La Mesa Ca.'s Grossmont Center Walmart 10/01/2018
Rapides woman indicted, accused of shooting husband in La. Walmart parking lot in Sept. 10/01/2018
Millcreek Police need your help identifying this suspect, stole mattress from Pa. Walmart 10/0/2018
Man threatened to be banned after stealing from Berry Hill Tenn. Walmart, steals again 10/02/2018
Man allegedly tried to flee from Sand Springs Okla. Walmart with merchandise 10/01/2018
Hamburg Police looking for suspect in theft of items from NY Walmart 10/01/2018
Man Who Stole $3,115 in Computers From Pa. Walmart Sought 10/01/2018
Man made weekly Pa. Walmart trips for backpacks full of stolen formula, cops say 10/01/2018
Power outage temporarily closes Elkins WV Walmart 10/02/2018
Jacksonville Fla. Sheriff's Office searching for man who allegedly stole cellphone from Northside Walmart 10/02/2018
Queens man passed phony money at Walmart in Ulster NY, police say 10/01/2018
Beatrice Nebraska Police Make Shoplifting Arrest, After Investigating Merchandise Return 10/01/2018
Shoplifting at Goshen Ind. Walmart 10/01/2018 David Franklin, 38, Cromwell, was arrested by Goshen police and jailed on a charge of theft after police responded to Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Rourke Sparks, 33, homeless, was arrested by Goshen police and jailed on a charge of theft after responding to a shoplifting call at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, around 12:40 p.m. Sunday.
Victoria Martinez, 31, and Juana Sims, 28, both of 23695 Florence Ave., Elkhart, were arrested by Goshen police on charges of theft at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, around 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Martinez and Sims were released at the scene with citations to appear in court.
Morgan County SO: Knife-wielding double homicide suspect shot 7 times in Walmart parking lot in May 10/02/2018
Missouri man who left bomb threat note at Walmart given probation 10/02/2018
Man, 26, charged in shooting at Ind. Walmart Sept. 30 in Hobart which injured 9-year-old boy and father 10/02/2018
Three accused of using stolen credit cards at Wilkes-Barre Twp. Pa. Walmart 10/02/2018
Reno Nevada Police Seek Suspect Of Multiple Walmart Burglaries 10/02/2018
Do you know Pa. Walmart shopper using stolen credit card info? (PHOTOS) 10/03/2018
ALLEGED KY. WALMART SHOPLIFTER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY GPD 10/02/2018
Wallingford Conn. police: Man stole Pokemon cards from Walmart, led officers on foot pursuit 10/02/2018
After attempted theft, assault alleged at Eldersburg Md. Walmart, authorities trying to identify man 10/02/2018
Prince Frederick Woman Arrested After Caught Shoplifting at Md. Walmart Twice in One Day 10/02/2018
Man exposes himself to teen inside Raymore Missouri Walmart 10/03/2018
Equipment stolen from truck at Ga. Walmart 10/03/2018
Man pleads not guilty to robbing ND Menards, Walmart on Aug. 29, 10/03/2018 He allegedly punched an employee in the shoulder and chest after they tried to stop him from leaving the store.
Downers Grove Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Dec. 3 2015 Ill. Walmart Shooting 10/04/2018
Cass County man accused of exposing himself in front of teen girl at mISSOURI Walmart 10/04/2018
Police: Man swiped wallet at RI Walmart 10/04/2018
Tower power: Walmart aims to increase convenience with self-serve pick-up 10/04/2018 Attention, Walmart shoppers: The retail giant is aiming to save you time and money with an imposing innovation. (And mass media is providing propaganda to promote this disguised as news stories.)
Two men shoplift Ill. Walmart with 3 children, baby carrier in tow 10/05/2018
Woman, 88, 'always afraid' after violent carjacking at Livonia Mich. Walmart after Sept. incident 10/04/2018
Bangor Me. Police continue to search for man who fled incident near Walmart 10/05/2018
Plea hearing set for Scott Ostrem in Thornton Colorado Walmart triple-killing case 10/05/2018 According to police, Ostrem casually entered the Walmart at 9901 Grant St. at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 1, pulled out a handgun and began shooting.
Raw: Surveillance footage at Tumwater Wash. Walmart during June shooting 10/05/2018
Distraction techniques used to steal merchandise at Murdock Walmart 10/05/2018
Attempted abduction at Anderson SC Walmart a misunderstanding, police say 10/05/2018
Walmart arrest: Brick NJ cops say they catch burglar in the act 10/05/2018
Detective needs help finding suspect who made fraudulent return at Buffalo Ridge Fla. Wal-Mart 10/06/2018
Pana Ill. Walmart closure worries residents 10/07/2018
3 stole purse from elderly woman in wheelchair at Walmart, Hillsborough NC police say 10/07/2018
Hudson Wisc. Police: Walmart incident leads to arrests 10/07/2018
The scene unfolded at around noon on Sunday when Walmart officials reported a shoplifter in the store, Wareham police said in a statement.
Responding Wareham police Officer Nate Aronson confronted Mills, who was initially cooperative, and told him he was being placed under arrest. That’s when Mills allegedly assaulted Aronson, and ran toward the front of the store. Complete article
Man accused of exposing himself in a Harvey La. Walmart 10/08/2018
Waterford police seek man who allegedly stole 2 televisions from Conn. Walmart 10/08/2018
Arrest made after woman spots her stolen vehicle in Walmart parking lot, Madison Wisc. police say 10/08/2018
Lafayette La. Walmart evacuated after bomb threat 10/08/2018
Mama Biscuit's Goes National After Walmart Picks Up Frederick-Based Brand 10/08/2018
Evansville man arrested for using stolen credit card at Wisc. Walmart, police say 10/10/2018
Sahuarita Ariz. police looking for Walmart shoplifting suspect 10/09/2018
Man arrested after charges in Sept. 30 gang-related shooting at Hobart Ind. Walmart 10/09/2018
Suspect sought for stealing iPhones from Tenn. Walmart 10/09/2018
Help Butler Twp. Ohio police identify Walmart theft suspect 10/09/2018
Goldsboro NC police trying to ID suspect who stole TV set at Walmart 10/10/2018
Confirmed: No shooting Friday at NC Walmart 10/09/2018 The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department confirmed that no shooting occurred at either Walmart in Raleigh County on Friday. Despite rumors that spread rampantly throughout Facebook on Friday night, officers found no evidence of said event.
Neighbors charged with separate Ind. Walmart thefts 10/10/2018
Former employee arrested at Norwalk Conn. Walmart 10/09/2018 NORWALK — A former Walmart employee who had been fired was arrested on larceny charges after returning to the store Monday, eating food not paid for and stealing clothing items, police said. ..... valued at $37,
2 Women Charged In Ellicott City Md. Walmart Assault, Theft: Police 10/09/2018
Woman, 24, charged after child found in vehicle left running at Ga. Walmart 10/10/2018
Scott Ostrem pleads guilty to murder in Thornton Colorado Walmart shooting that killed 3 10/10/2018
Broken Arrow Okla. Police Investigating Bomb Threat At Walmart 10/10/2018
2 men wanted for stealing electronics from Danville Ind. Walmart 10/11/2018
'This is not good:' Walmart to close Murchison Va. store 10/11/2018
Man accused of making a bomb scare at Franklin Wisc. Walmart pleads not guilty 10/10/2018 The charge against Ziehr was filed after a September incident in which Ziehr indicated he had a bomb strapped to his chest at the Walmart in Franklin.
Athens Ga. Walmart workers intercept man trying to steal beer 10/10/2018
Harvey man accused of recording man in Tchoupitoulas La. Walmart bathroom 10/11/2018
Police: Ohio Walmart employee steals $9,000 worth of cellphones 10/11/2018
VIDEO: Police Trying to Identify Suspect in Pa. Walmart Retail Theft 10/11/2018
Stolen car found in Pa. leads back to Salem Ohio Walmart 10/12/2018
Suspected Utah Walmart thief nabbed by police 10/11/2018
Man Arrested for Allegedly Grabbing Woman Inappropriately Inside Chehalis Wash. Walmart 10/11/2018
Man accused of stealing employee's bike from Chicopee Mass. Walmart identified 10/12/2018
Woodburn Oregon police search for man accused of stealing equipment from Walmart parking lot 10/12/2018
Michigan man tries to leave Naperville Ill. Walmart with shopping cart of merchandise 10/12/2018
Man charged with abandoning dog at Walmart 10/12/2018
Man arrested at Me. Walmart connected to drug-trafficking ring 10/13/2018
Water line break closes Vermont Walmart 10/13/2018
Vodka thieves foiled by police after leaving East side Wisc. Walmart 10/14/2018
Zebulon NC police looking for 2 suspects in Walmart fraud 10/14/2018
Walmart's produce tracking plan will affect Yuma Ariz. agriculture 10/14/2018 Walmart's recent announcement that it will require every producer in its supply chain for leafy green vegetables to join a blockchain traceability network a year from now will clearly affect Yuma County's $2 billion agriculture industry. Local growers and shippers are beginning to look at how the new requirement will affect their workload and bottom line, but Vic Smith, CEO of Yuma-based JV Smith Companies, said he doesn't think the answers will matter very much. "I have no idea what it's going to cost, I have no idea the depth and detail, I suspect it's going to be complicated. But if this helps us deliver consumers safe food, then let's do it," he said.
GPD: Woman steals from Fla. Walmart using her baby’s carrier 10/14/2018
Police: Utica woman switched price tags of items at NY Walmart to buy them cheaper at self-checkout 10/14/2018
East Deer man accused of stealing items worth $1,500 from Pittsburgh Mills Pa. Walmart 10/15/2018
Nevada Walmart Pharmacist Saves Customer's Life Using CPR 10/15/2018
Walmart’s Largest Acquisition Ever Will Hit Profit 10/15/2018 Purchase of Indian ecommerce firm Flipkart earlier this year for $16 billion will weigh on profit this year and next. Walmart Inc. lowered its profit targets and said it would open just 10 new U.S. stores next fiscal year, as the world’s biggest retailer focuses its efforts on e-commerce shopping. The lowered profit goal for the current year reflects the acquisition of Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, which Walmart paid $16 billion to buy earlier this year. At the time, Walmart said the deal was a long-term bet on a fast-growing market that would depress earnings.
Massillon Ohio police seize meth from woman at Walmart 10/18/2018
Man Convicted In Deadly Stabbing Outside Temecula Ca. Walmart in Nov. 2017 10/15/2018 James Beckham Fortney, 41, "recorded the victim as he was dying and later joined in the life-saving efforts," the D.A.'s office said.
Handcuffed man flees police at Walmart in Cocoa Fla. — twice 10/16/2018 The homeless man pocketed about $65 worth of clothing at Walmart in the 2700 block of Clearlake Road about 4 p.m. .... Prebor was being held at the Brevard County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $16,500 bail.
Police: Man stole from same Ill. Walmart four times 10/16/2018
Man free on bond in Best Buy theft arrested at Fla. Wal-Mart in The Villages 10/16/2018
Dalton Ga. Police searching for woman who tried to steal $700 in Walmart merchandise 10/16/2018
Man walks out of Mich. Walmart with 55-inch TV, speeds away, police say 10/16/2018 The vehicle, occupied by two women, "left the parking lot in a reckless manner almost striking multiple vehicles," police said.
Walmart cleared after bomb threat; Gaylord Mich. police determine store safe 10/16/2018
Man arrested for shoplifting $2,100 worth of items from Columbus Ind. Walmart 10/16/2018
Man wanted for stealing computers from Beloit Ill. Walmart 10/16/2018
Indy pastor concerned about Walmart's sale of toy guns 10/15/2018
Fanny pack wearing man sought in Pa. Walmart theft 10/14/2018
Two Lebanon residents found with heroin while attempting to steal from Pa. Walmart 10/16/2018
Dubuque Iowa police asking for help identifying Walmart shoplifting suspects 10/17/2018
Pampa Tx. police find no threats to Walmart 10/17/2018 UPDATE at 8:46 a.m. 10/17: The city of Pampa confirms that police are investigating a bomb threat to the Walmart Supercenter.
Former Miss America, best-selling author, Missouri Walmart founder honored 10/17/2018
Walmart will save $20 million annually on floor wax 10/18/2018
Man in motorized shopping cart accused of inappropriately touching teens at NC Walmart 10/18/2018
Waterbury woman attempted theft at Naugatuck Conn. Walmart 10/18/2018
After Hurricane Michael, new parents spend baby's first night in Fla. Walmart parking lot 10/18/2018
Shoplifting suspects stole $1,300 worth of items from Fla. Walmart, police say 10/18/2018
Man who may have knowledge about Mich. Walmart incident identified 10/17/2018
Beloit Wisc. Police seek thief who stole computers from Walmart 10/17/2018
Police looking for suspect after purse stolen out of Ohio Walmart cart 10/17/2018
BCSO Seeks To ID Suspects In Ga. Walmart Price Tag Scheme 10/17/2018 The sheriff's office said on its Facebook page that the pair used the store's self checkout lane to scan several packets of Kool-Aid in place of the actual tag of items they took from the store.
Walmart cutting big check to San Antonio children's hospital 10/18/2018
2nd man charged with helping suspect in Hobart Ind. Walmart shooting that injured 2, including 9-year-old 10/18/2018
Scott Ostrem who pleaded guilty to Nov. 2017 Colorado Walmart slayings Sentenced To Life In Prison 10/19/2018
Memphis man wanted for stealing 2 TVs from Tenn. Walmart Supercenter 10/18/2018
Police try to ID suspects accused of stealing from Ind. Walmart 10/18/2018
Accidental 911 call leads to arrest at Brown Deer Wisc. Walmart store for an open warrant 10/18/2018
Franklin Ohio police: 2 sought after counterfeit $100 bills passed at Walmart 10/18/2018
Joliet Ill. Thief Stole From Menards And Walmart: Complaint 10/18/2018 Bail was set at $100,000 for two thefts exceeding $300 each.
Two women wanted in Ga. Walmart shoplifting cases 10/18/2018
Police searching for Pa. Walmart robbery suspect 10/19/2018
Help Bellefontaine Ohio police identify Walmart theft suspect 10/19/2018
America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why 10/19/2018 Instead, Walmart is forgoing the long-standing practice in favor of giving it’s full- and part-time employees more hours and opportunities to earn extra cash.
Suspects in Anaheim Ca. Walmart robbery caught near Cal State Fullerton 10/21/2018
Slow recovery for man shot in Walmart parking lot in Tumwater Wash. on Father's Day 10/21/2018
UPDATE: Suspect in Theft at Cadillac Mich. Walmart Turns Himself In 10/21/2018
Cartersville Ga. Walmart self checkout lane Price Tag-Swapping Suspects Arrested 10/22/2018
Sheriff's Office: 2 shoplifters wanted after $5,000+ in merchandise stolen from Cut Off La. Walmart 10/22/2018
Two Milwaukee Wisc. teens, 13, arrested for retail theft at Walmart 10/22/2018
Police close Fremont Ohio Walmart for threat claims 10/22/2018 Fremont police evacuated a Walmart store on the city’s north side Monday afternoon after the store reported receiving threats from telephone callers who claimed to be inside or nearby with a gun. The police department said it has identified two out-of-state individuals who they believe made several phone calls.
Man living with grandmother in The Villages arrested after seizure at Fla. Wal-Mart 10/22/2018
Bond set for woman accused in Louisiana Sept. Walmart shooting 10/22/2018
Police: Man steals 24 energy drinks from Hillsborough NC Walmart, acted like 'Energizer bunny' 10/22/2018
BPD looking for a Southwest Bakersfield Ca. Walmart robbery suspect 10/22/2018 Police said that on Aug. 30 when the suspect attempted to leave, he was confronted by an employee who tried to stop him. During the confrontation, the suspect assaulted the employee and fled the business.
Man arrested for petty larceny from Okla. Walmart, unlawful carrying of a firearm 10/22/2018
Gypsy band members target Mount Pleasant Iowa Walmart 10/23/2018
Wareham Mass. Police say tips led to Providence man’s arrest for dragging 76-year-old Walmart employee 10/23/2018
Pryor Okla. Walmart Evacuated Because Of Bomb Threat 10/23/2018
Woman faces charges in connection with man accused of Sept. Hobart Ind. Walmart shooting 10/23/2018
Plea deal to be offered in Ariz. Walmart fraud case 10/23/2018
Women accused of robbing 81-year-old victim outside Fla. Walmart 10/23/2018
Police: Suspected shoplifter pushes elderly man when escaping Berea Ky. Walmart 10/23/2018
Ohio Walmart employees report damaged vehicles 10/24/2018 The victims think that the suspect is someone they had arrested for shoplifting. One victim told police that a few months ago a shoplifting suspect said to her, “it would be a shame if one of the shoplifters you catch gets mad and damaged your car.”
Walmart exec in Atlanta: We want to redevelop our parking lots into bustling town centers 10/24/2018 A top executive with Walmart shared the company's vision during an Atlanta retail conference.
Sharp-eyed Nebraska Walmart North employee credited in arrest 10/24/2018
Police searching for Mililani Hawaii Walmart voyeur 10/24/2018
Hendersonville Tenn. Police: Man responsible for Walmart bomb threat arrested 10/25/2018
Counterfeit Money At Pa. Walmart 10/25/2018
Woman involved in 2016 shots fired incident at Augusta Me. Walmart pleads guilty to federal drug charges 10/25/2018
3 arrested for Missouri Walmart theft of Apple electronics possibly part of larger operation, police say 10/25/2018
Deputies looking for 2 suspects accused of stealing from Walmart in Wimauma Fla. 10/26/2018
Hudson Falls woman pleads guilty to two NY Walmart burglaries 10/26/2018
Would-Be Wash. Walmart Shoplifters Pile Up the Goods 10/2/2018 Pasco police are seeking these two suspects who Monday evening allegedly piled all the items on the receipt pictured, and then pushed their cart out without paying. They were confronted by a loss prevention officer, and they fled on foot and got away.
DCS: Mom allegedly left 2 toddlers alone to hang out at Tenn. Walmart 10/26/2018
Man sentenced for July 2016 gun threat at Ariz. Walmart 10/26/2018
UPDATE: Criminal investigation opened into bomb hoax at Walmart store in Anderson Ca. 10/26/2018
Three sought after Tx. Walmart cashier conned 10/26/2018
Trio arrested in statewide Missouri Walmart theft 10/26/2018
From entire lawn sets to used toilets, these are the most ridiculous returns employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target say they've ever gotten 10/25/2018
Man convicted of Nov. 2016 armed robbery outside of La. Walmart 10/26/2018
Local woman harassed at SC Walmart; posts video on Facebook that gets attention 10/26/2018
Gary firefighter charged with hiding Ind. Walmart shooter from police last month is off payroll, but was allowed to finish training 10/26/2018
Sapulpa Okla. police search for suspect accused of using victim's credit card at Walmart 10/28/2018
Battery burglars hit Pa. Walmart 10/29/2018
Police search for man they say shoved woman, stole purse in Walmart parking lot 10/29/2018
Doctors Say Walmart Opioid Policy Tough to Swallow 10/29/2018 Walmart's new strategy to help stop opioid abuse isn't sitting well with some doctors.
Police: Suspicious Car Reported Near Lodi Ca. Walmart, 30 Grams Of Ecstasy Found Inside 10/29/2018
Most Wanted: Suspected Walmart serial shoplifter sought in Wilson County Tenn. 10/29/2018
Ill. Walmart evacuated after threat from teen 10/29/2018
Police searching for woman suspected of shoplifting from Walmart on Sunset Blvd Lexington SC 10/29/2018
Man accused of up-skirt photo in Hawaii Walmart is a sex offender in Texas 10/29/2018
LCSO: Man stole 14-year-old's wallet from Fla. Walmart checkout register 10/29/2018
Walmart files another lawsuit against the city of Delafield Wisc., claiming it was over assessed on its 2018 taxes 10/31/2018
Police search for Tx. Walmart shoplifting suspect 10/30/2018 The woman stole clothes and food totally almost $150.
Mount Pleasant Wisc. Police searching for Walmart theft suspects 10/30/2018
Ochsner Health Network and La. Walmart to launch new health plan 10/30/2018
Electrical fire at Walmart in Delray Beach Fla. 10/31/2018
KCSO looking for suspect in Idaho Walmart theft 10/31/2018
VIDEO: Heavy damaged reported at Ocean Springs Walmart, parts of South Mississippi 10/31/2018
Smyrna Tenn. police looking for suspects in diaper and formula thefts from Walmart 10/31/2018
Troopers seek public’s help in NY Walmart larceny 10/31/2018 Troopers said at about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Walmart located at 7494 Route 11 in the town, a woman stole salt and pepper shakers as well as other, unknown items.
Man Charged With Stealing Jeep From Missouri Walmart 10/31/2018
Burlington police: 2 charged after NC Walmart parking lot robbery attempt 11/01/2018
Md. 'Walmart Cowboy' sentenced in LSD case 10/30/2018
Suspect in 2017 Shawnee teen’s stabbing at Okla. Walmart gets life sentences 10/31/2018
Stabbing in Walmart parking lot leads to police chase in West Jordan Utah 11/01/2018