polioforever>>>The priority challenge to the theme of Dr. Mary’s Monkey hinges on the “accidental” inclusion of SV40 monkey virus in polio vaccines. When news about SV40 contamination went public in 1963 (or perhaps 1959, a year before its ‘discovery’), SV40 may have already attained a “scientific opinion” as not dangerous to humans. Accumulating evidence on SV40 (vacuolating virus) is being added to this page http://polioforever.wordpress.com/sv40-monkey-virus/; Consequently, polioforever proposes an alternate theory based on emerging evidence that SV40 was an intentional additive to polio vaccines for genetic tracking purposes, literally assayed for its T-antigen, called Tag. What is unclear to this researcher is whether the transgenetic value of SV40 was known earlier than the late 1960s when it shows up in the literature.
Suggested background on the JFK assassination: the book FINAL JUDGEMENT by Michael Collins Piper http://www.amfirstbooks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=17 Piper makes a case that JFK was thwarting the nuclear-weapons ambition of Israel. He writes “Israel achieved its nuclear weapons capabilities precisely because of the assassination of President Kennedy.” He notes an American Free Press headline: “New Evidence Ties Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program to the New Orleans Connection in the JFK Conspiracy“. MCP relates that an updated edition of Final Judgement included new information from a “source with intimate, high-level knowledge about the NUMEC nuclear plant in Pennsylvania that smuggled nuclear material to Israel (see Ch.8) provided documentation..that the family of Edith Rosenwald Stern.. were key financiers behind NUMEC. Mrs. Stern was the closest friend of Clay Shaw… Another NUMEC investor was Pittsburgh’s CIA-connected ‘right-wing’ billionaire Richard [Mellon] Scaife…” A side point about NUMEC’s founder, Zalman Shapiro, is that he used particle accelerators to strip the impurities from diamonds –a repeated feature of Ed Haslam’s gee-whizzing on the power of linear accelerators, however Shapiro and NUMEC never enter his story. Seymour Hersh goes to lengths in ‘The Samson Option’ exonerating Shapiro but a newspaper record of covert human experimentation over the years of NUMEC’s operations tells otherwise.
“NUMEC Used Apollo, Parks as Guinea Pigs” [headline, Aug.28,2002]– “If you lived near the former NUMEC nuclear fuel plants in Apollo and Parks in the 1960s, you were part of studies to determine how much nuclear fallout was safe for humans. You just didn’t know it. And neither may have the workers inside the plants, who were studied to see just how much radiation the human body could absorb… But what were the results of the tests?… The extent of the tests will most likely stay unknown… ‘Private contractor sites like NUMEC fell off the map’ said [Dan] Guttman… results of the ongoing [lifetime] study are not available” http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_88353.html
“Larry Elliot, director of the office of compensation..at [NIOSH]..under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said investigators have been unable to determine..exposure of the Apollo workers because of a lack of data… But he said: ‘It was a dirty site. The conditions were horrible.’ ” http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/jan/06/nuclear-plant-workers-getting-reparations/
Zalman Shapiro http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zalman_Shapiro
DR. MARY’S MONKEY
The book is Ed Haslam’s autobiographical account of his experience as a JFK Assassination researcher, having grown up in New Orleans exposed to the Jim Garrison version of events. The original work was called “Mary, Ferrie and the Monkey Virus”, published under a pseudonym in 1995. The new edition included a “witness”, Lee Oswald’s 1963 girlfriend Judyth Vary Baker, who went to New Orleans to work as a cancer specialist in the secret laboratory project overseen by David Ferrie and Dr. Mary Sherman. Judyth was made to believe her lab skills were going to be employed to create a fast-acting “galloping cancer” bioweapon that would be smuggled to Cuba to kill Fidel Castro. She was told, with her help and utmost discretion, World War Three was going to be prevented.
Haslam’s proposition and first discernable fusion is that a very “well intentioned” but top secret Manhattan Project-styled anti-cancer vaccine was in the works to counteract the carcinogenic monkey viruses in the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines. Mary Sherman and Dr. Alton Ochsner supervised this project, working surreptitiously from a USPHS hospital compound (New Orleans Marine Hospital, managed by the US Public Health Service), where a super-sized LINAC particle accelerator had been secretly installed for this purpose. According to Haslam, the secret work at this facility suggests the “origin of AIDS”.
Supplementing the suggestive framing of queries in Dr. Mary’s Monkey is an eight-year-long series of audio interviews dropping “tidbits” about the subject matter. Basically, Haslam sticks to his script. Apart from the ‘updates’ (i.e. Judyth as witness) which were incorporated into the new version of the original, little new information is committed to print. Is this man a “researcher” or is he a hired “public relations” gun? Is it a “personal attack” to fault Dr. Mary’s Monkey for its shortcomings, or is it “fair game” to critique Haslam’s perspective along with the book? Would a serious researcher on critical scientific subjects write himself into the story as the main character? By fusing his personal credibility with “cancer epidemics” and ”AIDS” and marketing himself among the JFK assassination theorists, Haslam has built a platform of support which has turned into a loyalists’ fortress. Haslam’s ambition is to see his book on American library shelves and hopes to sell a feature movie screenplay with the cachet of ‘Oliver Stone’.
No doubt, on such a largeness of scale, Haslam will attract a multitude of critics in a situation obvious for “drawing fire”, beginning with the flaws of Dr. Mary’s Monkey and onto Haslam himself and the characteristics of the situation in which this story is evolving. It is very interesting to note that the ‘JFK’ movie being emulated was released in 1991 and had the effect of generating popular interest in the passage of the John F. Kennedy Assassinations Records Collection Act of 1992, which according to Russ Baker in “Family of Secrets” (published 2009) put former CIA director and then current president ”George H.W. Bush..in the awkward position of potentially outing himself” as a well-connected player in the assassination events. As Baker frames it, peculiar and exculpatory ‘new’ evidence emerged from the Bush circles to distance him and cement the records. Ed Haslam also says that he began his book project in 1992 even though his entire lifetime provides the impetus. Coincidence? About the same time, the crucial death records on Mary Sherman found their way to the New Orleans public library. Family of Secrets offers an insight: “In the art of propaganda, and in the daily business of public relations, a cardinal rule is that if a problem emerges, it must be managed immediately. The trick is to quickly acknowledge and gain control of the new material, mitigating the damage by redirecting it in a beneficial way. This is known in tradecraft as ‘block and bridge’.” [p52] “The extended Bush family, which had helped Poppy write history, now was closing ranks to prevent disclosure of what they had done– and were still doing. The term ‘library’ was turned upside down, and became not a way to make information available but rather a way to bury it. It became about disinformation instead of information.” [p468]
Bush family ties to nuclear weapons are directly revealed by Prescott Bush taking a seat with the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Congressional oversight body) in the place of Brien McMahon* after his death (cancer, age 48, 1952) without proper protocols, for a term nearing one year. It’s not in the Wiki. The JCAE was the most powerful independent congressional committee ever created and was eventually disbanded as unconstitutional. *http://www.biographicon.com/view/lumwk; McMahon was planning a run for President on a platform of “world peace through fear of atomic weapons” www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/mcmscope.htm; background on Prescott Bush, without mention of his time on the JCAE http://www.lincolnvscadillac.com/showpost.php?p=108407&postcount=8
Haslam Claim (1) The polio vaccine “monkey virus” contamination was the “biggest MISTAKE in the government’s history”, discovered halfway through the public inoculations –100 million doses, c. 1957– and because of embarrassment, the gov’t proceeded with the vaccines anyway.
>>>polioforever : The government proceeded because the polio vaccine was a radiation experiment, not a mistake. The timed release of the Salk IPV in the spring of 1955 corresponds precisely with the new milestone domestic thermonuclear tests of ’55. The weapons program had upped the ante to “super” bombs. Incidentally, New Orleans’ Crippled Children’s Hospital opened in 1955 (If polio was defeated on schedule in ’55, someone needs to explain the logic of opening new polio hospitals). By the late summer of 1957, with as much as half the U.S. youth population vaccinated, the military unleashed its longest and dirtiest bomb series ever. This was no mistake. Viruses are also “tags” –as a current SV40 article frames the question, “Are [viruses] passengers or part of the pathogenesis of cancer?” The “anti-radiation” polio vaccine, sold to the government on a false premise, was secondarily (or primarily) an attempt to create an “anti-cancer” vaccine using HUMAN HeLa cell-adapted polioviruses. [see the page Immortal Cancer http://polioforever.wordpress.com/immortal-cancer/] Viruses are biochemical parts of all living cells. The monkey viruses could have been intended as tags, more of an “insult” than “injury”, however they are also destabilizing to the human genome as any foreign DNA is capable of producing “an excess of cancer”. The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, which intended to track radiation-caused cancers and illness, had proposed a hundred-year program; would a genetic ‘tag’ such as SV40 provide a perfect tracking mechanism for generations to come? HeLa cells were culled from a very agressive cervical cancer that killed tobacco farmer Henrietta Lacks in 1951. Physicist Leo Szilard (a “father of the Bomb” and SALK Institute Fellow) enabled William Scherer and Jerome Syverton to culture HeLa cells on an irradiated substrate at the University of Minnesota on which polioviruses were grown– the combination was ideal. These viruses then were used in mass production on monkey tissue. Ludwik Gross discovered polyoma virus (SV40 type) in 1951 as well (if not actually sooner. ). U Minnesota alumni had been previously drafted to build-up and staff the Salt Lake, Utah hospital that took part in the 1951 “Provo” polio trials with gamma globulin. William Scherer moved on to direct bioweapons development at the Plum Island installation. Inclusive of Mayo Clinic relationships, research connecting cancer, polio, and atomic weapons are very integrated and circular!
On page 182, Alton Ochsner’s career ladder with the U.S. military/intelligence corresponds to major advances in the nuclear program: “In 1955 he became a consultant to the U.S. Army [thermonuclear advance], and in 1957 he became a consultant to the U.S. Air Force [ballistic warhead advance].” Haslam continues,” Later in 1957, the FBI cleared Ochsner for a ‘Sensitive Position’ for the U.S. government [greatest concentration of domestic nuke tests, see Operation Plumbob on the Atomic Weapons timeline]… In October 1959, after two years of working…the FBI formally discontinued Ochsner’s relationship with the FBI, freeing him up to accept an assignment from the other undisclosed agency. So what happened in 1957 and 1959? What was this other agency? Why would they have needed the services of a doctor… from this doctor…? These are important questions.” Haslam’s general thesis supposes to answer them without the most critical context that connects everything about Ochsner; his career, his relatives, colleagues, investments, etc. — nuclear weapons! In 1959, the U.S. was obligated to abide a testing moratorium with the USSR and UK, but as Edward Teller related in his ‘Memoirs’, weapons work was done by the scientists in ‘secret’ with the direct knowledge of key persons. Who were they, and were they connected to NUMEC (est.1957)? The biography of Dr. Judah Folkman, who was drafted into the Navy in 1959, states, “By 1959…the government was taking a renewed interest in scientific research of all kinds. It had been only [two] years since..Sputnik… It was the height of the cold war, and a flood of money..began to accompany the government’s new interest in physics, chemistry, biomedcine, rocketry, electronics and atmospheric science to support America’s quickly developing..space programs… [It] was also the dawning of the nuclear submarine age..” [p47, Dr. Folkman's War, by Robert Cooke]
Szilard wrote the famous “Einstein Letter” urging FDR to build The Bomb and turned to biophysics after WWII. Szilard was the group leader for Fermi’s “Metallurgical Lab” at U Chicago. If Dr. Mary Sherman, at U Chicago until 1952, was attached to this outfit as a medical adjunct, she could have known Szilard and the other refugee physicists, including James Franck, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner. Wigner set up shop at Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Teller went on to direct the Lawrence Livermore Lab (1958-61). Teller wrote in his “Memoirs” how much he disliked JFK, and under his leadership, Lawrence Livermore made secret weapons, contramanding the directives of treaties and moratoriums during his directorship. The Chicago Met Lab, generally, was notorious during WWII for scientists’ foment against ‘establishment’(military) control.
Dr. Sherman, as Ed Haslam points out, worked at Billings Hospital where notorious plutonium injections were given to unwitting patients during and after WWII. In fact, records from the DoE and the National Security Archive at GWU show these experiments expanded and increased as the field of Health Physics developed in the nuclear testing era. Mary Sherman was a bone cancer expert, no doubt familiar with fluoride-caused cancers. Fluoride effects are similar to radiation and exhibit a low-dose “paradoxical response” (low-dose, greater damage). Sherman, clearly, was a knowing participant in grand-scale human experimentation. Did she have an official role in the Manhattan Project? Apocryphal information from Judyth Baker’s long 2003 interview (produced by Wim Dankbaar) states her own awareness that human cancer cells were recombined with simian SV40 using radiation. Just so. Did the “human cancer cells” include the HeLa cells used in poliovirus production?(Judyth declares her own experience with “Tom Dooley’s melanoma”). No one in Haslam’s circle has yet explained the meaning of this, however, it is descriptive of standard experimental laboratory (radiation biology) practice from this era. Further, as Folkman’s biographer points out about the late ’50s, “Radiation biology..[had] much of the data..still shrouded in cold war secrecy.”[p52, Dr. Folkman's War]]
Claim(2) The best, most qualified experts in the country arranged a super-secret Manhattan Project-type experiment in New Orleans to make an anti-cancer vaccine to fight the monkey virus contamination in the polio vaccines. This was the primary function of a topsecret 3-story particle accelerator at the N. O. Public Health Service Hospital. Ed plays up a (mock) witness, who mentioned “guards with guns” at the facility.
>>>polioforever : The hospital was within a walled-compound U.S. Marine base run by the USPHS. Despite the second audio transcript above, few of the dozens of Haslam interviews explain that the hospital was a military facility. The particle accelerator type is specifically designed to transmute industrial MATERIALS and make what they call “metamaterials” in addition to radio-isotope and nuclear fuel capabilities. Haslam’s own description stands in contradiction to “biological” uses. But readers have only the fictitious “Dr.X”, “Mr.Y” and “Mr.Z” to tell about this device. Haslam’s hype of intrigue is to “keep them alive”. Mr. Z, the local New Orleans renovation contractor, was already retired when he gave his ‘witness’ to Haslam’s friend Stubbs more than 15 years ago. Mr.Y, although a nameless fiction, was under a contract of secrecy as building engineer, but was Mr.Z, the renovator, sworn to secrecy too? Mr. Z described a building “swept clean” in which everything but the too hard-to-remove metal walls and structural wiring remained EXCEPT for a “microscope and tissue slicer” just sitting there. Is this akin to 9-11-01 and the pristine PASSPORT found on the street near Ground Zero? The ”lab” leftovers sound classically humorous as a feint! Is the “vaccine” enterprise that Haslam describes a cover story, and that’s why the main characters appeared so “nervous” to the (anonymous) witnesses? What would the vaccine program be covering up? Were they making nuclear bomb-grade fuel as similar accelerators did or perhaps futuristic metamaterials? Why is this story so farcical in its elements? Does it serve a higher but darker intention to route out its falsehoods and reconfigure to a more logical conclusion that Dr. Mary’s Monkey concerns the forbidden nuclear materials trade flowing through the backchannels of international operatives?
Claim(3) The super-secret program was “very well intentioned”
>>>polioforever: How could Ed Haslam divine the intentions of a super-secret project that may not have existed? He repeats this so often that he MUST be the hired spin doctor. As an advertising professional hired to sell gas-guzzling SUVs in a era of oil crises, his status as a paid liar is noted. Haslam actually fits the ideal profile of an intelligence agent according to the criteria of Jim Garrison himself; generational military family, appearing as a self-made middle-income ‘regular guy’ who works for a living but gets uncanny ‘lucky breaks’ along the way, such as the contact from ’60 Minutes’. On his promotional website for Dr. Mary’s Monkey, Haslam proudly includes a document from the 1916 Kansas Experiment Station proving the work of his grandfather as a vaccine developer for the Bureau of Animal Industry. The disease at issue is “blackleg”, misidentified as anthrax (but then called ‘symptomatic anthrax’ ), caused by a type of Clostridium bacteria –other clostridium-related diseases are botulism, tetanus and gangrene. The mutant Clostridium acetobutylicum is called the “Weizmann organism” which Chaim Weizmann** used to make acetone and gunpowder in 1916, the same year. The first blackleg vaccine (if it is the work of T.P. Haslam) was made by Cutter Laboratory! Cutter Lab, of course, was blamed for contaminated polio vaccine and Dr. Alton Ochsner was a major stockholder. Did the Haslam family also profit from Cutter vaccines? A very curious association of blackleg, experimental vaccine, and the Fort Riley Kansas outbreak of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Influenza pandemic has probable ties through the Kansas station, the BAI and the work of the Rockefeller Institute (RIMR).
**A note about Weizmann’s career as a chemist at the turn of the 20th century, from his biography, states that “Exploration of coal tar, from which alizarin had been released, was providing clues to the molecular structure of an almost limitless range of products for which industry hungered… Weizmann and Deichler were successful in the preparation of naphtha derivatives. [p33]…At that time most organic chemists were engaged in the synthesis of cyclic molecules for organic dyestuffs. Weizmann and Deichler started with the customary proceedures but very soon developed a new synthesis of their own, which proved of great value for the preparation of such polycyclic subtances as carcinogens and other important pharmaceuticals. For one of their discoveies Deichler and Weizmann received a contract in January 1901 from the Bayer Works, Elberfeld, later incorporated in I.G. Farbenindustrie. This success provided Weizmann at once with a regular income…”[p58, Chaim Weizmann: the Making of a Zionist Leader, by Jehuda Reinharz] —This blog seeks to determine why carcinogenic pharmaceuticals were important in 1901.
Claim(4) Haslam claims that HIV-1 is a manmade mutant of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), and that this was done in 1960, ‘fusing’ it with the Mary’s Monkey version of events. Additionally, HIV contaminated blood was acquired from a source in San Diego and injected into chimpanzees at the Alamogordo/White Sands facility of Coulston Primate Research center (USAF controlled) in 1981. >>>polioforever : the “San Diego source” for HIV is one believable claim (see Salk Institute page, death of Frederic de Hoffman), however, Haslam said he did not know that the Salk Institute was in San Diego because he’s “not from California” [jfkmurdersolved.com forum, June 2010]. Is this plausible from the son of a WWII Navy Commander who was president of a polio hospital? Dr. Salk and his vaccine are central to the story. The Navy headquarters its Pacific Fleet in San Diego! The SALK Institute director at this time (from 1970 to 1988) was former Los Alamos physicist and founder of General Atomics, Frederic deHoffman who died of AIDS. Was the original blood ‘sample’ from deHoffman? Freddie deHoffman was Edward Teller’s brilliant assistant who actually designed the H-Bomb to make it work! If this is the so-called ’beginning of HIV’, the claim needs proof and Haslam provides none. At least one visible supporter of Haslam’s identifies him from California: “Edward T. Haslam, a political-medical researcher in northern California, is the author of Mary, Ferrie & the Monkey Virus…” http://aconstantineblacklist.blogspot.com/2008/04/government-creation-of-aids-and-murder.html
Dr. Frederick Coulston’s unsavory primate facilities: http://www.releasechimps.org/labs/labs-closed/the-coulston-foundation/the-rise-of-coulston/
Haslam is using his credit and position as a JFK assassination researcher to introduce a medical-science issue, a technique he himself calls ‘fusion’ –marrying the claims on HIV and cancer to this ‘well-intentioned’ and ‘expertly’ managed vaccine operation that he ‘fuses’ with the giant particle accelerator, but no verifiable witnesses are presented to confirm the uses of this machine. Even so, identical equipment is not secret today, nor for a long time, and no comparable example for biological experimentation has been given in Dr. Mary’s Monkey. Haslam’s one credibly named medical witness offers an account of a man who was accidentally caught in the beam of a similar industrial particle accelerator and instantly vaporized!
Haslam learned the date of Mary Sherman’s death from the New Orleans Public Library (c.1992): not in March of 1967 as had been widely believed, even by Ed, but in July of 1964. The records, readers are told, were hidden for 30 years, ‘irregular’, created under the absence of basic protocols of supervision and lacking proper signatures. In Dr. Mary’s Monkey, however, Haslam intimates that he remembered the day of Dr. Sherman’s death because it was the first (and only?) time he saw his stoic father cry. The book is spinning lies on these two counts: Ed actually learned the date-of-death from the library records (admitted at the jfkmurdersolved forum) and the library records are not proper evidence. But then, Ed also relies on an account of his father having to identify Dr. Sherman’s mutilated body, which her friends could not identify. Further, readers learn that the senior doctor Haslam took his secrets to the grave.
Ed also states (by audio) that Mary Sherman had morphine in her blood. Morphine is not in the ‘library’ autopsy report as it is printed in the book. How does Ed know this? The mentioned morphine is one of those scanty tidbits scattered over years of audio interviews.
“The term ‘library’ was turned upside down, and became not a way to make information available but rather a way to bury it. It became about disinformation instead of information.” –Russ Baker, Family of Secrets, p468
Who controlled the New Orleans Public Library in the early 1990s?
(..to name three, prior to 1994) Interesting, 1994 appears as a ‘divide’. Why? I suspect that the “DoE Openness Project” initiated in 1994 has something to do with it, and New Orleans has nuclear secrets to hide. In 1994, Clinton was forced into assembling the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) at the disclosures of Hazel O’Leary about experiments and unaccounted for weapons testing. This would have raised large questions about the source and control of weapons-grade material. Is it possible that from 1992 to 1995, when Ed Haslam “got serious” about writing Dr. Mary’s Monkey, he was hired to plant a “false-thesis/false antithesis” to preserve the hidden cancer-causing mass irradiation of the public and the real nature of polio vaccine?
(1) –Captain Neville Levy (also on the board of the N.O. Public Health Service Hospital, site of the accelerator!), and later his daughter, Suzanne Levy Ormond (post 1994) were library overseers. Levy owned Equitable Equipment Co. (marine shipping, drilling and construction, est.1921) http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/PrintFriendly?oid=oid:66170 Equitable made barges, tugs and minesweepers for the U.S. Army and Navy, later sold out to Trinity Industries Inc. of Dallas in 1973. http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Trinity-Industries-Incorporated-Company-History.html There are various internet sources identifying Jacqueline Kennedy as a Levy (“Lee”)** on her mother’s side –could these be relatives? Coincidentally, Mary Sherman’s downstairs neighbor in ’64, underneath her apartment, was a Mrs. Levy who was home on the night of the murder and gave a statement saying there were no sounds from upstairs, not even the usual soft footfalls. Edith Stern’s sister, Adele Rosenwald, married a Levy too, after she divorced Armand Deutsch; Deutsche Jr. went to Hollywood and made friends with the Ronald Reagans.
*Additionally, Ellis Mintz (of Mintz, or Hurwitz-Mintz Furniture) married a Levy. Neville Levy captained the effort to build the Mississippi River Bridge that moored its pilon near the foot of the Thalia Street Wharf, controlled by the United Fruit Co. J.V. Baker’s interview indicates that small arms weapons were smuggled into New Orleans in crates of “bananas and furniture”.
(2) –Rosa Freeman Keller (wife of Coca-Cola bottler Charles Keller Jr.) The Kellers were avid in construction and real estate. Rosa Freeman (not Jewish, she claimed), was a southern debutante and came from enormous wealth. Rosa F. Keller’s father, Alfred B. Freeman (from Atlanta GA) was a Coca-Cola bottler and namesake of Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business:
The Kellers and the Sterns (Edgar B., Edith Rosenwald Stern and Edgar Jr., all central figures in the JFK assassination plot) were business partners in a housing project called Pontchartrain Park. Edith’s brother, Lessing J. Rosenwald, was a chief of the WWII Office of Production Management (renamed the War Production Board) which deregulated the nation’s building codes to “conserve valuable materials” which gave a boon to cheap construction after the war.
[R.W. Freeman, 1960s president and gen. mgr. of Delta Airlines is possibly son/brother Richard West Freeman: http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1965/1965%20-%201046.html Delta began as a crop-dusting outfit to lay calcium-arsenate on cotton plantations and expanded operations to South America before opening passenger service; founded by Mr.Collett E. Woolman who owned a 7,000 acre cotton plantation in Louisiana. Arsenate pesticide compounds are a proven cause of polio. http://woolmancentral.com/famcou2.html ]
(3) –James R. Moffett (‘Jim Bob’), Chairman/CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Corp., oil/gas/copper/gold/fertilizer,etc.; world’s largest producer of gold. Henry Kissinger was a board director (1988-1995) when Jim Bob was a New Orleans Library Commissioner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeport-McMoRan The Austin Chronicle called Moffett “one of the worst environmental desperadoes of the modern era” http://austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A292538 . Incidentally, James Andrew Moffett, a vice president of Standard Oil and FDR Housing bureaucrat (FHA Secretary) in the 1930s was a trustee of the original Warms Springs polio foundation (see The Treatment page). Are these men related?
One of Freeport-McMoRan’s recent Board appointments is Stephen J. Green of Greenstreet Partners real estate, Miami. Greenstreet manages the finances of the Knowledge Learning Corporation, a global ‘kinder care’ provider founded by Michael Milken and (Oracle’s) Larry Ellison. Milken’s good friend, Leon Black, owns the Apollo Group, which is corporatizing adult education (University of Phoenix) in partnership with Carlyle Group. Apollo bought out Nalco, makers of Corexit oil dispersant used in the April ’10 Gulf spill, with co-investors Goldman Sachs and Blackstone back in 2003 (these owners divested before the BP spill). Leon Black’s father, rabbi Eli Black, was the largest shareholder of United Fruit Co. (United Brands) at the time of his suicide in 1975, plunging from the Pan Am building in NYC. (Pan Am was founded by the Whitneys as a Florida-to-Havana postal freight service)
Incidentally, Family of Secrets adds that Freeport Mining, “a huge Rockefeller-dominated company…is closely identified with the CIA-backed coup that brought the [Indonesian] dictator Suharto to power in 1965. Efforts to topple his predecessor..were the province of Alfred C. Ulmer, the Allen Dulles confidant who..visited Poppy Bush in Texas the week of the JFK assassination… JFK, just prior to his death, was taking policy stances on Indonesia inimical to the interests of Freeport.” [pp343-344] The continuing story is that “[t]he Phillipines were chock full of gold.. and rumor had it, there was gold being hoarded…seized by the Japanese…this so-called Yamashita treasure. Several journalists..assert that the cache was actually seized by American forces under MacArthur and that its very existence is a sensitive secret.” [p346] The suggestion that hidden gold served multiple purposes from higher currency valuation to international black ops funding involving the JFK assassination conspirators and Freeport Mining may still be reaching across time. Freeport’s Texas district is represented by Ron Paul, standard-bearer for gold-backed currency, and as Russ Baker reminds readers, “it is hard to top gold as a negotiable mineral.”
Freeport’s prime mover and former Chairman, Benno C. Schmidt (1913-1999), had yet to retire, not until 1995. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/FREEPORT-McMoRan+INC.+ANNOUNCES+RETIREMENT+OF+BOARD+MEMBER+BENNO+C….-a017417323 ;
activities. And this is a company which had at least one director reportedly talking about killing Castro.” http://www.realhistoryarchives.com/collections/hidden/freeport-cuba.htm
“Bananas and Furniture“, referencing the mode of shipment for weapon smugglers, destined in part for the anti-Castro guerillas, is begging for follow-up. A curious incident that occurred at the Mintz storefront not too long after JFK’s assassination (early ’65) was an “anti-semitic” attack with a military hand-grenade launched through the entry, blowing out the streetside display windows but hurting no one. Would the Mintzes have arranged this themselves? Were they the receivers of the furniture shipments? At the time, the Mintz and Hurwitz-Mintz dealerships owned five French Quarter area buildings; the two stores being large multi-story premises for display and warehousing, a few blocks from the Sterns’ 1963 WDSU location. Is it more curious still that “estate broker” Aaron Mintz was barely acquitted of murdering his wife at a sensational trial presided over by a former Garrison investigator (Frank J. Shea) who promptly died of a heart attack after the trial? It’s intriguing today that the collected repository for Robert F. Kennedy assassination material is held by the “Aaron Mintz Radio and TV Archives”.
Article about the store bombing, according to Suzanne Mintz http://www.gazette.net/stories/072507/entenew125336_32367.shtml –incidentally, the Mintz family ‘altruism’ against violence and gun shops does not extend to Cheryl Mintz, who runs PR for Hurwitz Mintz Furniture. Cheryl Mintz’s gun fired a shot accidentally inside a restaurant when her purse hit the floor http://slabbed.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/bang-bang-that-awful-sound-tp-names-thebaby-who-shot-down/ ; obit of Frank J. Shea, mentioning the the Aaron Mintz trial http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/orleans/obits/1/s-11.txt?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true ; Aaron Mintz Radio and TV Archive does not list the RFK project http://people.umass.edu/ahmintz/music-video.htm , nor does the RFK project display its sponsor, however a search will reveal the source. Aaron Mintz also had a company called Worldwide Gaming set to become the Louisiana distributor of video poker: “Worldwide was a front for the Marcello crime family in New Orleans and the Gambino and Genovese organizations in New York. They had been plotting their Louisiana venture a year before video poker was even legalized, with onetime New York mob kingpin John Gotti initially leading the charge.” http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-06-17/news/0906160506_1_video-poker-machines-gambling-experts/4
A next-generation Mintz who stayed in New Orleans, Donald R. Mintz, died in 1996 and left this legacy: “[as] a leader of the movement to transform the Dock Board..[into]a powerful economic player in the city… He was one of a handful of Jewish lay leaders chosen to meet with Saudi Arabian royalty when Israel’s contacts with that country were minimal”. Mintz was a chair of the ADL advisory board, “chairman of the Criminal Justice Task Force on Violent Street Crime, the managing partner of three Warehouse District renovations, appointed to lead the statewide committee that set up the Louisiana Health Care Authority to run the Charity Hospital system, and he became chairman of the Authority’s board.” etc. http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/orleans/newspapers/00000306.txt
United Fruit Company, for many years before it came under the control of Samuel Zemurray, had Victor Macomber Cutter as its president. It’s not known to this researcher if V.M. Cutter is related to Cutter Laboratories of California. “The Zemurray-Cutter feud is 20 years old…” http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,744983,00.html .
United Fruit Company was an original member of the RCA “Radio City” consortium (with General Electric, Westinghouse and AT&T) that signed up to occupy the yet unbuilt Rockefeller Center in early 1929. [see Rockefeller Institute page] Common history has it that United Fruit’s potential loss of its banana plantations in Guatemala was the cause of a coup and civil war, staged by the CIA, in 1954. A ‘friendlier’ Guatemala provided staging for the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and much later in 2006 became the first country to arrange a debt-for-nature swap with the U.S. http://www.unitedfruit.org/chron.htm ;
“I saw all kinds of evidence of [United Fruit Co.'s] intimate relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency, with Senators, congressmen, White House staffers… I even revealed for the first time that the United Fruit Company supplied two of its ships for..invasion of the Bay of Pigs.” –Thomas McCann, 1976, author of An American Company: The Tragedy of United Fruit http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1977/mar/03/bananas/?pagination=false; Zemurray “aided the creation of Israel, funded many of Tulane University’s buildings, and had a hand in the rise of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. [Rich] Cohen claims Zemurray was to New Orleans what Rockefeller was to New York…” http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-374-29927-9
Dr. Carolyn Talley* is noted in the book to have provided a positive ID of Mary Sherman’s body based on shape and hair color. Readers are regaled with an account of Sherman’s injuries that mark her body and face as damaged beyond recognition. The first two people called on to identify Sherman could not. Who were they? Her friends? Dr. Ed T. Haslam Sr. was asked to view Sherman’s body and readers are given the impression that Haslam confirmed the identification. Ed Jr., however, gives no clarification of where or how he learned this, just not from his father –was it also in the library papers?– but readers are told the memory of the timing of Dr. Sherman’s death coincided with a “once-in-a-lifetime” witnessing of Dr. Haslam Sr.’s crying outburst. But Ed Jr. also writes about learning of Mary Sherman’s death in 1969 during his last year of highschool –confusing? At least three variable instances of Ed Jr. learning about Mary Sherman’s death are put forward; when his father cried, on a return to school in the fall of 1964 and from classmates in highschool in 1969.
Is this the same Dr. Carolyn Talley? –[obit] “July, 23, 1948: Dr. Augustus W. Anderson, 29, died Wednesday in a New Orleans hospital…In April 1943, he married Dr. Carolyn Talley of Dallas, Tx” http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/tangipahoa/obits/obitcoll/vindic16.txt Is Carolyn Talley a daughter or close relative of Lynn Porter Talley, Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas? Confirmation provided by Evelynn (by blog comment, Dec.07,2011 –thankyou Evelynn!) that Dr. Talley was the daughter of L.P.Talley.
The issue of timing in Sherman’s death, originally believed by researchers to be March 1967, suggested a cover-up to obfuscate (or draw attention to) the Garrison trial begun in May 1967. The ‘library evidence’ stating July 1964 as the actual time has been made out as connected to the New Orleans inquest by the Warren Commission. Would Mary Sherman have anything to fear from the Warren Commission? JFK researchers won’t find any help looking for answers in Dr. Mary’s Monkey, not even passable evidence of her murder, if that was her ultimate fate.
But why is Dr. Mary Sherman and her death important? Why does her case need an investigation? How did an actual community of independent JFK Assassination researchers believe that Mary Sherman died in 1967 when, as Haslam presents, the murder was front page news in July of 1964? Haslam writes, “Most of what we know about Mary Sherman comes from newspaper articles, an unusual police report, and her will.“[p115] Haslam suggests that Sherman “could possibly become the most important woman in science” [p117], comparing her to physicist Marie Curie (who won two Nobel prizes), but says nothing of her special contribution to science. The chapter “Mary, Mary” is dedicated to the circumstances of death. He poses the question, “What would motivate an accomplished medical professional to risk her reputation by getting involved in an underground medical laboratory with a violent political zealot owning a criminal record of sexual misconduct and with no medical credentials?” [p119]..”Was there a dark side to her concealed from public view?” Haslam continues, “It is impossible to describe the death of Dr. Sherman without appearing both sensational and mysterious. This is because it was a sensational event, and much of it is still shrouded in mystery. For nearly 30 years, the only information the world would see concerning her murder were articles published by two New Orleans newspapers, the New Orleans States-Item and the Times-Picayune…” From there, the newspaper accounts are restated. Haslam embellishes, “Six weeks after the [Sherman] murder, in early September 1964, I personally heard another rumor about a female orthopedic surgeon killed over the summer. The source of this was a teacher welcoming our class back from summer… While researching this book, I wrote that teacher a letter about his comments made decades ago. He remembered the incident, and talked about the doctor’s ‘dark side’ and her association with ‘gay Mexicanos’. Such was the word-of-mouth.. in 1964. In 1992, I set out to get copies of the police reports. [p125] ..I found them in the City Archives of the New Orleans Public Library. There were two reports… The Precinct Report was signed and approved by all parties. The Homicide Report was not.“[p126]
Excerpts from the jfkmurdersolved forum:
Ed Haslam: “…[a forum member's] quote from JFK: The Dead Witnesseses (1994) is accurate, all three said that Mary Sherman died from a gun shot in March 1967, and all three made their statements before I published my first book in 1995, what you are bringing up it’s really old information at a curious time. My book was the first in-depth investigation into Mary Sherman’s murder ever published and was the first to establish the core facts and present the evidence publicly. None of these three authors had access to my research or the related public documents at the time. They all reported what they heard, and some of which we now know to be inaccurate. So what? They were given bad information by someone, but they presented what the information they had with integrity for others to consider, evaluate and investigate.
“So why would three of the most accomplished and talented researchers in the JFK assassination community make the same mistake? Could it be that the public documents were not available to them at the time they wrote their books? They may even have been fed disinformation so that they would seem to be poorly informed. Perhaps to lead the trail away from Dr. Alton Ochsner? Who would do such a thing? When John Davis went to research MAFIA KINGFISH, which said that Carlos Marcello (and not the CIA) killed Kennedy, he went to the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission to get his information on Marcello. Well, guess who sat on the Board of Directors of the NOMCC? None other that Dr. Alton Ochsner and Eustis Reily of the Reily Coffee Company. The Executive Director of the NOMCC was a former FBI agent… These are the type of “in the know” people who were assisting JFK researchers find the facts… So why didn’t these three talented researchers just check with the New Orleans Public Library to get the facts about Mary Sherman’s murder straight? Well, when I did that, I found something very interesting… The single most important reference tool that could be used to investigate what happened in New Orleans does not cover the 1960’s. They told me that if I wanted to get newspaper articles about Mary Sherman, I would have to have an exact date. So I asked them if they had the police reports from the 1960’s. Yes, they did, but again, I would have to have the NOPD item number for them to find a given report. So I called the NOPD Homocide Unit and got the Item Number on the Mary Sherman murder. (The NOPD item number (G-12994-64) is listed on p. 125 of DR. MARY’S MONKEY.) Once I had the police reports, I discovered that the date was not in March 1967, but was July 21, 1964, on the same day that the Warren Commission summoned Lee Oswald’s attorney Dean Andrews for testimony in New Orleans. Having the correct date, enabled me to locate the newspaper articles, and I got a copy of the autopsy report which indicated that the cause of death was a stab wound to the heart. Comparing the newspaper articles with the autopsy, I noted that the public was never told the most important forensic fact in the case – that Dr. Sherman right arm and a portion of her rib cage had been “disintegrated” by heat…”
J.Lake: “Ed tells us above that his father saw Mary Sherman’s body. He writes “my father had been asked, as a doctor who fought in World War II and was familiar with 3rd degree burns, to view Dr. Sherman body and offer an opinion on her unusual death “
In the book, this is portrayed as an unforgettable day when Ed saw his father cry. Ed described that as “once in lifetime”.
Then Ed tells that the respected reseachers who all list Sherman’s death as March of 1967 may have been fed wrong information BUT HE DIDN’T KNOW?? Ed had to go and do research to find out WHEN Mary Sherman died?? He writes “So I asked them if they had the police reports from the 1960’s. Yes, they did, but again, I would have to have the NOPD item number for them to find a given report. So I called the NOPD Homocide… Once I had the police reports, I discovered that the date was not in March 1967, but was July 21, 1964 “
Ed had to DISCOVER the date of the “once in a lifetime” day his father cried after seeing Dr. Sherman’s body?”
>>>polioforever: This exchange from the forum fundamentally ended the “Is Ed Haslam Disinfo” thread by upsetting the membership who privately, by email, proposed that “dire consequences” would result if I persisted in ‘debate’. A number of misleading claims, as well as outright mistakes, had already been presented to the forum, such as a chapter footnote regarding a particle accelerator from Harvard that was sent to Los Alamos for the M.E.D. Haslam makes this claim:
Dr. Mary’s Monkey Cast of Characters, with supplemental information not included in the book:
A common thread shared among everyone in this story, and especially noted to include Ed Haslam, are ties and ‘interest’ in Latin America and Guatemala in particular, which is a shared feature of Salk Institute leaders as well.
[Haslam indicates Karl Landsteiner trained the Ochsners in the techniques of blood transfusion. Landsteiner was first to create 'polio' filtrate and inject it into monkeys, thereby 'attenuating' (mutating) a poliovirus in 1908. The very process of producing filtrate can and does create viruses!]
Alton Ochsner is listed as a principal investor in ‘Permindex’ http://transbay.net/~nessie/Pages/torbitt.html a Swiss corporation (“based in Rome”-MCPiper) financed largely by U.S. oil companies to carry out coordinated tasks of the JFK execution. Torbitt describes Permindex as the head of five front organizations: 1) Czarist Russian exile “solidarists”, 2)a section of the American Council of Christian Churches, 3) Cuban exiles, 4) U.S./Havana syndicate, and 5) NASA’s security division (called DISC, Defense Industrial Security Command, originated in the 1930s as a police force for the Tennessee Valley Authority under David Lilienthal). The FBI’s chapter was called Division Five. According to Torbitt, Clay Shaw, Guy Banister, David Ferrie, Lee Oswald and Jack Ruby were members of DISC.
“Dr. [Linus] Pauling [Caltech] and Dr. Alton Ochsner of New Orleans, sons of German immigrants, were old friends. Dr. Ochsner was an extremely powerful old southern ultra military intelligence racist that was implicated in creating pasty, Lee Harvey Oswald, for the assassination of JFK.  According to Edward T. Haslam, author of Mary, Ferrie & the Monkey Virus, The Story of an Underground Medical Laboratory, Ochsner headed the CIA’s MK DELTA mind control-assassination program under Dr. Sidney Gottieb,  below. MK DELTA involved the use of biochemicals in clandestine operations.” http://princeraystore.com/2009/06/05/through-the-looking-glass-oakland%E2%80 [>>>polioforever: no such statement is included in the reissued Dr. Mary's Monkey, however Tulane is mentioned as a CIA MK-Ultra contractor and the name of Sidney Gottlieb is brought up. According to internet sources**, "Sidney Gottlieb" is a pseudonym. Haslam writes parenthetically, "The name 'Gottlieb' shows up frequently in AIDS literature...Dr. Michael S. Gottlieb... Dr. A. Arthur Gottlieb... Please note that I have no information to suggest whether or not there is any relationship between Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, Dr. Michael S. Gottlieb, or Dr. A. Arthur Gottlieb, so the reader should be cautious about any such conclusions." ]** http://www.physicsdaily.com/physics/Sidney_Gottlieb; http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKgottlieb.htm These two websites cite Gottlieb’s birth name as Joseph Scheider.
Ochsner family: Alton Ochsner’s son: (Dr.)Edward W. A. Ochsner Jr – Capt. in the Marines, was a ballistic wound expert; Korean War; document “Experimental Wound Ballistics” from http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/korea/recad1/ch4-2.htm (removed from the web); citation found here http://pipl.com/directory/name/Ochsner
Albert John Ochsner, (uncle A.J.) “Historians often give credit to Ochsner for pioneering sterilization in America. Although Ochsner initially explained that he conducted the operation for therapeutic reasons, his true intentions were quickly revealed in his article on the experimental operation in the Journal of the American Medical Association. His article, entitled “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” was mostly concerned with stopping the rising tide of “racial degeneracy” and Ochsner argued that through vasectomy it would be “possible to eliminate all habitual criminals from…having children.” He believed sterilization, through the use of vasectomy, could destroy the classes of criminals, “imbeciles, perverts, and paupers” in America..” http://www.umw.edu/hisa/resources/Student%20Projects/Cincinnati/students.umw.edu/_ncinc5ce/antecedentsandprocedure.html American physician and surgeon, born April 3, 1858, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin; died July 25, 1925…Ochsner died of coronary thrombosis. Albert John Ochsner accomplished much in the world of American surgical politics, including the presidencies of the Clinical Congress of Surgeons of North America (1910-1912), the American College of Surgeons (1923) and the American Surgical Association (1924). http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1637.html Albert John Ochsner practiced at Augustana Hospital and St. Mary of Nazareth (charity) Hospital. Performed the first vasectomy in the U.S. and is known for advocacy of sterilization of “criminal degenerates”.
Ed Haslam refers to A.J. Ochsner without mentioning that he had died two years before, describing “The hand of his [Alton Ochsner] uncle’s influence can be seen again, when, in 1927, at the age of thirty-one…Ochsner was appointed Head of Surgery at Tulane..” [p172]. The omission leaves an impression that A.J. Ochsner was living at the time, though it has no bearing on events of Dr. Mary’s Monkey. A similar omission, however, concerning Dr. Nicholas Chetta does have a major significance in this story. Chetta’s son was Ed Haslam’s classmate in 1969 and appears to be the source of the cancer-AIDS “monkey virus” theory. Young Chetta’s father would seem to be the real source of that information, but no one could have asked the doctor –he died in 1968, though the impression is given that he was living in ’69.
**…”The ovaries had the reputation of causing all the trouble that the flesh of woman was heir to. Oophorectomy was the entering wedge, since then everything contained in the abdomen has become liable to extirpation on the slightest suspicion. Those surgeons of greater dexterity or savagery, I can’t tell which, prided themselves in operating on the more difficult cases. Taking the ovaries out was a very tame affair compared to removing the uterus, tubes and ovaries; hence the surgical adept embraced every opportunity for an excuse to remove everything that is femininely distinctive. About 1890 appendicitis began to attract the attention of those surgically ambitious. The ovariotomy or celiotomy expert began to feel the sting of envy and jealousy aroused by those who were making history in the new surgical fad – appendectomy – and they got busy, and, as disease is not exempt from the economic law of “supply always equals demand,” the disease accommodatingly sprang up everywhere; it was no time before a surgeon who had not a hundred appendectomies to his credit was not respected by the rank and file, and an aspirant for entrance to the circle of the upper four hundred could not be initiated with a record of fewer than one thousand operations.”** http://www.enotalone.com/article/16631.html It cannot be accounted for when x-ray-induced ‘therapeutic’ abortion was initiated in lieu of surgery for women, however Ochsners were early proponents of x-ray use. Citations for x-ray abortions are absent until 1928, when legal sterilizations became the law of the land following the case of Buck v. Bell in the US Supreme Court.
8. A.J. Ochsner, “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” Journal of the American Medical Association 53 (1899): 867-868. http://www.umw.edu/hisa/resources/Student%20Projects/Cincinnati/students.umw.edu/_ncinc5ce/bibliography.html