Sunday, March 31, 2013

Texas Relays Shooting, One Dead

from the statesman:

1 dead in early morning shooting downtown

American-Statesman Staff
One man died in a shooting in downtown Austin early Easter Sunday, police said.
The suspects fled going west on 10th Street in a dark colored, four-door sedan from the scene of the shooting on Trinity Street between 10th and 11th streets, officials said. Police said they received a 911 call about the shooting at 3:15 a.m.
The man who was shot was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. Police described him only as a black man in his 20s; his identity has not been released.

Detectives are asking the public for help tracking down the shooter. The suspects are described as three to four men and a woman who left the scene driving south on Trinity Street in a black sedan. The sedan then turned west down 10th Street.
If you have any information, call police at 512-477-3588.

Austin is not the place to live

The irony is that the people moving here for Austin's "unique culture" are the same ones destroying it with all of the expensive condos going up around town. And don't even try to claim that transplants are bringing money to the city, it's trickling down, etc...It's been well-documented that the net financial effect is negative.

And no, I don't care about your stupid Black Keys wanna-be band.

and this

Don't forget to bring: A willingness to help people of color so much that you are willing to gentrify their neighborhoods to prove it.

and here is video of how fun SXSW 2013 was.  Police Taser Fun

shooting on 6th street ( the main action is at the end of the 3minute video)


For people on the move, Austin is a place to stop and live


For people on the move, Austin is a place to stop and live photo
Yahaira Rodriguez distributes pamphlets to students at Huston-Tillotson University with information on mentoring troubled youth. Drawn by the city’s diversity and its sense of community, she moved here from Washington, D.C., in 2011.
For people on the move, Austin is a place to stop and live photo
Mark Matson
Now a publicist for Book People, where she helped with author Dave Barry’s appearance recently, Julie Wernersbach says Austin is a great fit. She moved here in 2011 from Long Island, N.Y.
For people on the move, Austin is a place to stop and live photo
Mark Matson
In 2011, wanting a different pace of life, Matt Nikolajevic and Erin Hallagan took a chance on Austin and left their Washington, D.C., home.
American-Statesman Staff
What’s the difference between the nation’s capital and the so-called live music capital?
The answer reveals as much about the lure of Austin as it does about why, in September 2011, Erin Hallagan and her boyfriend, Matt Nikolajevic, quit what they considered great jobs, rolled the dice and left Washington, D.C., for new lives in Austin.
“In D.C., the first question a stranger will ask you is, ‘What is it you do for living?’ They’re looking for networks to advance themselves,” Hallagan said. “In Austin, the question is, ‘What is it you like to do?’ It’s more about self-nourishment and development. It’s a great fit for us.”
Hallagan, 27, was a film and theater major in search of a film community. She found it in Austin, where she is the conference director for the Austin Film Festival. “The creative culture here is huge. That’s the biggest thing for me,” Hallagan said.
Nikolajevic, 28, who graduated with a history degree from George Mason University and worked for a culinary school in Washington, now works in the admissions department at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin.
Like Hallagan and Nikolajevic, the new neighbor next door might be young, college-educated and not from around here.
The Austin metro area attracted more young people and college graduates than any other major metropolitan area in the country during the period from 2009-2011, the second consecutive three-year period in which Austin has led the pack in those categories, according to an analysis by William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He measured rates for annual average net migration (including people who left Austin) of young adults ages 25 to 34 and young adults with college degrees.
According to an American-Statesman analysis of census estimates, in 2011 about 50,000 people moved to the five-county Austin region from another state, comprising 2.8 percent of the metro area’s population. (By comparison, 1.6 percent of the nation’s population moved to a different state in 2011; 2 percent in Texas.) An estimated 30,000 Austin-area residents left for another state that year. Still, with net migration of about 20,000 people, the Austin region ranked second among the state’s five-largest metro areas, behind Dallas, which had a net migration of about 25,700 people who had lived in a different state the previous year.
Those figures and other mobility data bolster Austin’s long-standing distinction as an attractive destination, especially for young people and people looking for jobs.
“Austin hits the trifecta. It’s got jobs, cachet, it’s got people who see that it’s a pathway to careers, either because they go there to get an education or to use an education,” Frey said.
“It really boils down to Austin’s ability to exert this gravitational pull for the young and talented,” city of Austin demographer Ryan Robinson said.
Jobs typically are the top reason people move. Twenty-somethings traditionally have the highest rates of mobility, and college graduates typically are more willing to move out of state for jobs because they tend to compete for them in national markets, Frey said.
With its high-tech industry and universities, its good economic health compared with other places, and its reputation as a vibrant hot spot for young people, the Austin metro area scores well with job seekers and young adults.
In a January report on the Austin office market, Oxford Commercial said that Austin has the eighth-most educated workforce in the country, and that employers benefit from the area’s high concentration of universities and access “to one of the most energetic, innovative and highly educated” labor pools in the country.
That ready pool of talented, young college grads, along with diversification of the local economy, and of the tech industry in particular, is helping attract companies to Austin, said Dave Porter, senior vice president for economic development at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
“The old mantra used to be ‘Location, location, location.’ Today, it’s all about ‘Talent, talent, talent,’” Porter said.
Half of all adults who move here have a four-year college degree, Porter said, citing Internal Revenue Service data.
‘I fell in love with the city’
Employment trumps all other motivators when people move long distances, according to demographers, but some newcomers to Austin says there’s much more to it than just work.
Though career paths were on their minds, Hallagan said she and Nikolajevic did not have jobs lined up when they moved to the West Austin neighborhood of Clarksville.
Another newcomer from another state, Julie Wernersbach said she was so taken with Austin, she would have come even without a job offer.
The first time she set foot in Austin in 2010, Wernersbach found herself basking on the upstairs patio at Whole Foods. It was a shimmery, sun-dappled day. She wore a tank top. It was December.
“I felt life could not be better,” the 31-year-old Wernersbach said with a laugh.
Just four weeks after that Shangri-La moment, Wernersbach packed up her belongings and left her home in frosty Long Island, N.Y., to take a job in Austin as a publicist for BookPeople.
“Austin was a place I wanted to be and a place I wanted to work,” Wernersbach said. Austin just felt comfortable, Wernersbach said, and she liked its creative culture and its appreciation for a locally owned bookstore.
“And I’m having a little fun,” Wernersbach added, laughing again.
Another Washington transplant, Yahaira Rodriguez, a 35-year-old Puerto Rico native, came to Austin for the first time in early 2011 for a national meeting of the home-grown Las Comadres, a social and professional networking organization for Latinas that has members across the world.
“I fell in love with the city and with the people,” Rodriguez said. By that summer, Rodriguez had made a new home in Austin, drawn, she said, by the city’s diversity and what she considered its strong sense of community.
Rodriguez thinks Austin is a place where entrepreneurs can flourish. That was something she was looking for, and she is putting it to the test, starting up a private practice here as a life coach and as a consultant working with nonprofits.
Two factors stack up in a favor of business in Austin, Rodriguez said. First, the city has a growing economy; Washington’s wasn’t as stable. Second, Texas has no state income tax.
Rodriguez raves about Austin, but Washington has one thing going for it — a wealth of museums and cultural spaces, many of which are free. “I will miss that,” she said.
The downside of popularity
Among people who moved to a different state in 2011, the city of Austin had a net migration of about 13,000 people, according to census estimates. Measured a different way, the people who moved to Austin from another state in 2011 made up about 15 percent of all people who moved to the capital city.
“Other parts of the country are scheming and dreaming to get a piece of this action,” Robinson said. “We’re doing it largely organically.” He predicted that data not yet available for 2012 and 2013 will show Austin continuing “on a really strong trajectory” of new residents coming from out of state. The city is driving a long and sustained growth surge in the five-county metro area, Robinson said.
Austin is the state’s fourth-largest city, and last year it passed San Francisco to become the nation’s 13th-largest city. As impressive as that is, the metro area has been growing faster by percentage since 2000, by 37 percent in the last decade to 1.7 million people, according to the 2010 census.
That surge continues; the Austin area grew faster than all large metropolitan areas in the nation last year, according to census estimates released earlier this month, which also showed a number of other Texas metro areas and counties among the fastest-growing in the U.S. last year. Among states, Texas has led the nation in growth since 2000, with demographers attributing half that surge to migration, with the bulk of that migration from other states.
Still, though newcomers represent a fraction of the Austin region’s growth overall — about 470,000 people during the last decade — some longtime residents gripe that the new residents are changing the city simply with their numbers, as if they are somehow responsible for chipping away at what made Austin a special place. Longtime locals grouse about ubiquitous traffic snarls, for one thing. Perhaps with the full force of hyperbole, one talk show host said recently that Austin was becoming like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, though in fairness he was talking as well about development and urban sprawl and big events such as Formula One, which draw more visitors.
The satirical website The Pessimist recently asked visitors for the South by Southwest festivals to please not move here, claiming the city isn’t all that it’s cracked to be. Example: “Sure, our bats are awesome … until they turn into vampires.”
Even Hallagan said that she and Nikolajevic fell pretty quickly into the camp which thinks there might be “too many” people moving to Austin.
“I feel hypocritical,” Hallagan said. “I feel so connected with what Austin represents that there’s this huge fear of people coming and maybe diluting it a little, and I would hate for that to happen. But the optimistic part of me also thinks that might present a lot of opportunity as well.”

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dr. Steve Pieczenik states Sandy Hook is a false flag

On 03/27/13 Dr. Steve Pieczenik
stated Sandy Hook was a government false flag.

this is Dr. Steve Pieczenik professional career.  why would someone with these credentials jeopardize his career with such a statement?

Professional life
Pieczenik was deputy assistant secretary of state under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker.[3] His expertise includes foreign policy, international crisis management and psychological warfare.[7] He served the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the capacity of deputy assistant secretary.[8]
In 1974, Pieczenik joined the U.S. State Department as a consultant to restructure its Office for the Prevention of Terrorism.[2]
In 1976, Pieczenik was made deputy assistant secretary of state for management.[2][5][9][10]
At the State Department, he served as a "specialist on hostage taking."[11] He has been credited with devising successful negotiating strategies and tactics used in several high profile hostage situations including the 1976 TWA Flight 355 hostage situation and the 1977 kidnapping of the son of Cyprus' president.[2] He was involved in negotiations for the release of Aldo Moro after Moro was kidnapped.[12] As a renowned psychiatrist, he was utilized as a press source for early information on the mental state of the hostages involved in the Iranian Hostage Crisis after they were freed.[13] In 1977, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mary McGrory described Stephen Pieczenik as "one of the most 'brilliantly competent' men in the field of terrorism."[14] He worked "side by side" with Police Chief Maurice J. Cullinane in the Washington, D.C. command center of Mayor Walter Washington during the 1977 Hanafi Siege.[15] In 1978, Pieczenik was known as "a psychiatrist and political scientist in the U.S. State Department whose credentials and experiences are probably unique among officials handling terrorist situations."[2]
On September 17, 1978 the Camp David Accords were signed. Pieczenik was at the secret Camp David negotiations leading up to the signing of the Accords. He worked out strategy and tactics based on psychopolitical dynamics. He correctly predicted that, given their common backgrounds, Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin would get along.[3]
In 1979, he resigned as deputy assistant secretary of state over the handling of the Iranian hostage crisis.[4]
In the early 1980s, Pieczenik wrote an article for The Washington Post in which he claims to have heard a senior U.S. official in the State Department Operations Center give permission for the attack that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1979.[16]
Pieczenik got to know Syrian President Hafez Assad well during his 20 years in the US State Department.[3]
In 1982, Pieczenik was mentioned in a New York Times article as "a psychiatrist who has treated C.I.A. employees".[17]
In 2001, Pieczenik operated as chief executive officer of Strategic Intelligence Associates, a consulting firm.[18]
Pieczenik has been affiliated in a professional capacity as a psychiatrist with the National Institute of Mental Health.[19]
Pieczenik has consulted with the United States Institute of Peace and the RAND Corporation [20]
Pieczenik is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[21]
Pieczenik is fluent in five languages including Russian, Spanish and French.[2][3][4]
Pieczenik has lectured at the National Defense University.[7]

Writing ventures

Pieczenik has made a number of ventures into fiction, as an author (of State of Emergency and a number of other books)[22] and as a business partner of Tom Clancy for several series of novels.[23]
He studied medicine and writing, beginning with drama and poetry. But eventually "I turned to fiction because it allows me to address reality as it is or could be."[3]
Pieczenik received a listed credit as "co-creator" for both Tom Clancy's Op-Center and Tom Clancy's Net Force, two best-selling series of novels, as a result of a business relationship with Tom Clancy. He was not directly involved in writing books in these series, but "assembled a team" including the ghost-writer who did author the novels, and someone to handle the "packaging" of the novels.[23][24] The Op-Center series alone had grossed more than 28 million dollars in net profit for the partnership by 2003.[23]
Books he has authored include: novel Mind Palace (1985), novel Blood Heat (1989), self-help My Life Is Great! (1990) and paper-back edition Hidden Passions (1991), novel Maximum Vigilance (1993), novel Pax Pacifica (1995), novel State Of Emergency (1999), novel My Beloved Talleyrand (2005).[25] He's also credited under the pseudonym Alexander Court for writing the novels Active Measures (2001), and Active Pursuit (2002).[26]
Pieczenik has had at least two articles published in the American Intelligence Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Military Intelligence Association.[27]
In September 2010, John Neustadt was recognized by Elsevier as being one of the Top Ten Cited Authors in 2007 & 2008 for his article, "Mitochondrial dysfunction and molecular pathways of disease." This article was co-authored with Pieczenik.[28]
Pieczenik is the co-author of the published textbook, Foundations and Applications of Medical Biochemistry in Clinical Practice.[28]

here is Dr.  Steve Pieczenik discussing Sandy Hook.


In 1992, Pieczenik told Newsday that in his professional opinion, President Bush was "clinically depressed". As a result, he was brought up on an ethics charge before the American Psychiatric Association and reprimanded. He subsequently quit the APA.[4]
He calls himself a "maverick troublemaker. You make your own rules. You pay the consequences."[4]
On May 3, 2011, radio host Alex Jones aired an interview in which Pieczenik claimed that Osama Bin Laden had died of Marfan syndrome in 2001 shortly after the September 11 attacks, and that the attacks on the United States on 9/11 were part of a false flag operation by the American government.[29]
On October 20, 2011 in an interview with Alex Jones, Pieczenik claimed that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is alive and said "There’s no way they killed Muammar Gaddafi, that’s not our operating mode and I’ve been involved in 30 years with the takeouts and regime changes." He also slammed President Barack Obama by calling him an "obsessional pathological liar".[30][31]
On September 16, 2012, during an interview with Alex Jones, Pieczenik stated that Israel planned to initiate war with Iran during Yom Kippur 2012, unless ex-Mossad and ex-Shin Bet agents assassinated Benjamin Netanyahu.[32] Neither prediction came to pass.