The Deadbeat Doppelganger of the SS James Carruthers

The SS James Carruthers was a Canadian Great Lakes freighter built in 1913. The Carruthers was built at Collingwood, Ontario by the Collingwood Shipbuilding Company. The ship was owned by the St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam and Navigation Company of Toronto, Ontario, with the official registry number 131090. The hull number for the Carruthers was 00038.

The James Carruthers was a steel hulled, propeller driven lake freighter. She was 529 feet in length, 58 feet wide and 27 feet deep. The gross tonnage was 7862 and the net tonnage 5606.

The Carruthers was lost 9 November 1913 on Lake Huron during the Great Lakes Storm of 1913. The crew of 22 perished with the vessel.

By the evening of Tuesday, November 11, there were still several unidentified bodies in the Goderich morgue from a few different vessels. Thomas Thompson of Hamilton, Ontario scanned the corpses for signs of his son John, a crewman aboard the James Carruthers. Thomas saw one body who looked a lot like his son. The facial features and hair color were identical. The corpse was missing an eyetooth like his son and had a tattoo of J.T. on the left forearm. Several scars and a birth defect (the second and third toes of the feet grew together) convinced Thomas Thompson that he had finally found his son John. He arranged to take possession of the body and notified his family.

Meanwhile, in Toronto, John Thompson read newspaper accounts of the great storm and saw his name on a list of the known dead. Thompson had not accompanied the Carruthers on its final voyage. Instead of immediately wiring his family, young Thompson leisurely took a train to Hamilton to explain what happened in person. While John dawdled, his father Thomas had purchased a coffin, somberly watched as a grave was dug, and made funeral preparations for his dead son. Once in Hamilton, John still inexplicably wandered around town, visiting a friend who advised him to return home at once. Young Thompson walked into his family’s house while the wake was in progress. Mrs. Thompson, after the tremendous shock, was overjoyed that her son was still alive. Thomas Thompson was angered beyond belief at the debts incurred and shame, and yelled “It’s just like you to come home and attend your own wake, and you can get right out of this house until this thing blows over!” The young man whom Thomas Thompson mistook for his son remains unidentified to this day; he rests with four other unknown sailors in Goderich, Ontario.

-Dwight Boyer, True Tales of the Great Lakes. Cleveland: Freshwater Press, 1971.

The Parameters of Reality

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“Travellers to the east tell tales that in the marketplaces there, old men cast shadows on to white cloth, in order to act out with these puppets ancient stories of gods and other myths.

Some say this world we live in is not a bit different from that shadowplay.”

-Hagakure

Originally posted on stevenhager420:

parametersofrealityFour years ago, immediately after the White House announced Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy Seal Team, I wrote a column for High Times detailing how fishy the story was, but High Times declined to publish it, so my column ended up on this blog. (“No Truth to Osama Murder Story”). Strange every detail I brought into question has since been confirmed by award-winning investigative reporter Sy Hersh. Primary among my suspicions was the convenient death of the supposed Gitmo detainee who had supposedly led the Seals to the compound where Osama was hiding. Not only was this murder played to help reelect Obama, it was the trump card proving the years running Gitmo had not been a waste. So of course, the Gitmo element was a complete fabrication.

The world media is lining up on two sides: one continuing to believe the completely phony official story…

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Shamans or Sorcerers?

flyingtigercomics:

Straight out of the counterinsurgency training manuals. Leroy Fletcher Prouty, thou art avenged.

Originally posted on stevenhager420:

Not too long ago, an elaborate theory was put forth claiming the JFK assassination was a Masonic ritual. Much of this had to so with randomly selected numbers, like the parallel of Dallas and the dates involved, etc. I didn’t put much stock in the analysis, even though I certainly realize Freemasons are a big piece of the secret society power puzzle that’s been running the world, although their reach seems to have been eclipsed by others of late.

I was dubious simply because I was aware that once someone in the CIA contacted Sam “Mooney” Giancana in Chicago and offered the contract, JFK’s days were numbered. Certainly the radical right-wing friend of the Texas Hunt family, Joseph Milteer knew about the contract as soon as it went down and was even caught talking about it days later on an FBI wiretap. The FBI rookie agent in charge of investigating…

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Joseph Milteer is a key to the JFK assassination

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Milteer’s entire recorded statement is online at youtube for those who want to listen. It was also featured in The Men Who Killed Kennedy.

Originally posted on stevenhager420:

milteer2On the morning of November 9th, 1963, two weeks before JFK was assassinated, right-wing extremist Joseph Milteer was in a Miami hotel room talking with Willie Somerset, an undercover police informant who happened to be wearing a wire. This conversation was turned over to the FBI immediately, although it would not surface publicly until four years later. Here is what Milteer had to say:

[Killing Kennedy] “was in the working” and would be accomplished “from an office building with a high-powered rifle”….that could be “disassembled” to get it into the building and they will “pick someone up within hours if anything like that happened just to throw the public off.” Milteer also mentioned “the Cubans” were involved.

Did you know JFK visited Miami within a few days of this conversation, and word of this potential assassination was well-known to the local police who enacted extra precautions to protect the President…

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William B. Pitzer is a key to the JFK assassination

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wbpvignetteYou can’t have a major crime without a cover-up and that operation is easy to spot when it comes to the Kennedy assassination. JFK’s body was seized at gunpoint at Parkland Hospital by the Secret Service and flown to a Naval hospital in Washington for a bizarre autopsy in which the notes were immediately burned. The autopsy was conducted by two pathologists with little experience in gunshots wounds. In fact, the wounds were not even properly tracked. The entire autopsy took over three hours and seemed botched beyond belief. And then the notes from the lead pathologist were burned?

Meanwhile Jackie Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were located on a lower floor and couldn’t understand why the autopsy was taking so long. RFK would soon call John McCone the head of the CIA and angrily asked if any of “his boys” were responsible. But since McCone had recently replaced Allen…

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The George Bush connections to JFK’s assassination

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bush_kennedy_assassination_dallas_cia_closeup-233x320-218x300I guess you know Dealey Plaza was flooded with spooks 50 years ago. One young spook at the scene was George H.W. Bush, who was working deep cover for the CIA through his fledgling oil company Zapata, building platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, some of which were designed as resupply depots for the anti-Castro network operating out of Miami. The Miami CIA office had become the biggest in the world outside Langley and they had been training an army of refugees to re-take Cuba from the commies. Check out the picture of Bush in front of the School Book Depository (left).

A very important and very secret CIA operation against Cuba involved CIA assassin William Harvey teaming up with Mafia assassin Johnny Roselli to kill Castro, a mission JFK apparently decided to shut down after the Bay of Pigs debacle. But when JFK discovered the CIA’s anti-Castro operations weren’t…

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Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

These, in the day when heaven was falling,

The hour when earth’s foundations fled,

Followed their mercenary calling,

And took their wages, and are dead.

Their shoulders held the sky suspended;

They stood, and earth’s foundations stay;

What God abandoned, these defended,

And saved the sum of things for pay.

A.E. Housman