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Phone Hacking Scandal Turns Tragic: NOTW Whistleblower Found Dead

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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:20 | 1466942 Cognitive Dissonance
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Well it looks like the scandal will soon be over. They are now cleaning up all the loose ends.

It's all straight out of the book, in this case on page 68.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:24 | 1466964 nope-1004
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All individuals who have something of value to bring down the Elite Overlords face an "unexplained" fate.

I only see this type of thing intensifying, as the power hungry elites fall one by one.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467078 Ahmeexnal
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It was clearly suicide. He chainsawed his own head off and then placed it on top of his Aston Martin.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:16 | 1467204 Cognitive Dissonance
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Am I admitting that I'm a sick bastard if I say that was fooking funny?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:28 | 1467266 francis_sawyer
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as long as you don't say you "laughed your head off"...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:33 | 1467284 SilverDosed
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:27 | 1468372 TaxSlave
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Did they dispose of the body at sea yet?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467294 Arkadaba
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+ laughing my head off!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:05 | 1467491 knukles
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Yes, but so what?
The heart of the matter is after he did the drill suggested above, how'd his head get on top of the Aston Martin?
Did he have enough taste to match the paint job, not clash with it?"
Not get any of the mess make it's way onto the Real Corinthian Leather?

Amazing.  Every time something like this happens, which always fucking happens when its a tres sensitive subject, close to touching the centers of power, embarrassing their asses, getting them expelled for the cycle of robbery....

...the dude/dudette is always found dead.

And nobody ever fucking questions this amazing pattern of happenstance.  Ever.

Like all the tapes, photos, films, copies just up and fucking vanish.  Every.  Fucking.  Time.

Even the BBC's "tapes" twice announcing the fall of WTC&, with WTC& still standing in the background were said to be misplaced.
Has anybody fucking figured out that there were no tapes to misplace?  They're digital in that day and age?  And then they found 'em again.  "Digitally remastered" I guess.

The magnitude of the lies is astounding.  But no more so that the magnitude of the acceptance of the lies by the sheeple.

War is peace, etc.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:46 | 1467694 francis_sawyer
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correction... "War is PEAS" 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:16 | 1467207 IQ 145
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 I'm sure it's just an innocent co-incidence.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:02 | 1467477 I Am The Unknow...
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"Bobby" did it

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:43 | 1467352 Freddie
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Sounds like your work or worked at Mi5/Mi6 abd know the drill.   Sorry governor - you are hereby suicided.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467084 Stoploss
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He was probably suicided.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:53 | 1467090 chumbawamba
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OH JEEZ, don't be such a cynic!

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467295 Cognitive Dissonance
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You need to hang around more often so people get a hang of your sarcasm. Either that or people just reflexively junk you.

Or both.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:39 | 1467321 dogbreath
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Its just a few of Robo's fans who a bored.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:50 | 1467400 JimBowie1958
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One might say that blowing the whistle on the PTB is a form of suicide, so its not too cynical at all.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:24 | 1467241 tbone654
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I don't laugh much these days...  but I would have spit out my teeth on that one, if they (my teeth) weren't so firmly attached...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:30 | 1466990 jus_lite_reading
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The SHIT is really hitting the FAN now!!! EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF!!!


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467026 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Copy that.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:37 | 1467033 MarketTruth
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This is expected.

Go visit www.Arkancide.com to see how many bodies the Clintons have racked up.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467290 fiftybagger
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Or LBJ and his string of bodies.  Or that black woman who accused GWB of rape in Texas.  Or a few of Barry's close "friends"

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:29 | 1468547 Dugald
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Thank you for the link, most interesting...!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:34 | 1467011 francis_sawyer
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So was it:

- Col Mustard in the library with a candlestick?


- Lee Harvey in the book depository with a rifle?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:38 | 1467034 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Shaun Hannity and Bill O'Reilly in the Green Room with a mic cord.

Got to stop this thing from getting to Faux News et al.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:39 | 1467037 williambanzai7
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I think it was Colonel Gadaffi in the mudroom.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:45 | 1467057 Zero Govt
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it was Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the corner with the pointy D hat on 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:02 | 1467126 francis_sawyer
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Barry in the Situation Room with the teleprompter...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:20 | 1467218 Ahmeexnal
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And his caddy, Mr. Biden.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:49 | 1467062 oddjob
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It was Linda Green with a pen in every room.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:01 | 1467119 Zero Govt
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it was Business Minister Vince Cable in the glasshouse with the chip on his shoulder and the monkey on his back

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:02 | 1467127 Urban Roman
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He was so remorseful and depressed that he hung himself by one heel and slit both wrists after shooting himself in the back and head about six times.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:22 | 1468716 tip e. canoe
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Vince Foster in the park with an olive branch.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467013 A Man without Q...
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As tragic as it sounds, I don't think there is anything suspicious.  Firstly, there are probably dozens who know as much if not more than he did.  Secondly, it was clear he was in a downward spiral, with serious drug and alcohol problems.  I wonder if he went on a binge to celebrate the downfall, but he overdosed.  


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:41 | 1467042 francis_sawyer
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Oh... So it was Norma Jean in the hotel room with the meds... Glad we solved that right away...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:44 | 1467052 Buckaroo Banzai
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uh... yeah. So you knew the guy personally? You knew for a fact that he had "serious drug and alcohol problems"?

What we do know are the following facts: He knew about the crimes, blew the whistle on the crimes, and was proven correct about the crimes.

Making ad hominem attacks on whitleblowers is almost as old as whistleblowing. "Drug and alcohol problems" is one of the more shopworn tools found on the character assassin's workbench.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:00 | 1467121 Oh regional Indian
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It's a messenger....shoot him!!!!!

I've been referring to the baron as Murderock recently.



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:26 | 1467259 francis_sawyer
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So let me parse this out for all the 'Philistines' still out there...

If you want to pass out some wealth to future generations, here's how:

- Get yourself in cozy with NewsCorp or multi-national conglomerate of your choosing (supplying them with coke & hookers oughta get you close to the inner circle)

- Take out a TRILLION dollar life insurance policy on yourself (through AIG) - making sure it has a "double indemnity" clause for accidental death, whilst buying long dated puts & Cds's on same...

- Start spilling some beans

- Let your heirs build monuments & marble pillared institutions of higher learning in your honor as the hilarity ensues...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:08 | 1467145 i-dog
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"the following facts:......"

And you even left off "he could soon have been called to testify".

How does "a man without qualities" ever get past the captcha?!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:22 | 1467230 A Man without Q...
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Your assumption is that unless you see a conspiracy in everything that happens, you have a problem with numbers?



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:34 | 1467291 Buckaroo Banzai
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Among men of power, conspiracies are the norm, not the exception.

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Don't confuse how things happen in your personal experience, with how things happen that really matter.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:23 | 1467587 samsara
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'The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know. ; Harry Truman
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:14 | 1467195 shano
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I thought it would be a plane crash, but this will do......


(hey, love your name-no one knows that ref much anymore)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:38 | 1467308 Buckaroo Banzai
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Glad you noticed. Yeah, we're dating ourselves.

One of the great cult movies of all time, IMO.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:30 | 1467208 A Man without Q...
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I listened to an interview with him recently, and he was talking about his battle against addiction.  He sounded really fragile and he didn't seem to be getting the help he needed.  

What seemed to have caused him a lot of pain was the way the Murdoch apparatchiks had used his problems as a way to dismiss his claims - "how can you trust this man, he's a drug addict etc etc" - so he was vulnerable, angry, slightly paranoid, all of which are common behaviour patterns of alcoholics and drug addicts.  However, he never denied his problems.

But think about it, there are a large number of investigative journalists, including former NotW staff, who would love to get the scoop of the century if he were murdered and there are too many other journalists who know as much if not more than him, so it doesn't make sense.  This is not Dr Kelly, or Robin Cook...


This is worth a read


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:40 | 1467324 Buckaroo Banzai
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Getting the "scoop of the century" doesn't mean much if it also gets you dead.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:18 | 1467566 zerozulu
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Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:19 | 1467575 Isotope
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"...there are too many other journalists who know as much if not more than him, so it doesn't make sense."

Maybe he didn't know that much, but it could certainly send a strong message to those who do.

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