Monday, May 18, 2015

Show you the money?



An interesting moment from the May 26, 2015 PNB Finance Committee meeting. KPFT's Bill Crosier asks Pacifica CFO Raul Salvador important questions. The answers, if you can understand them, may offer a clue as to why Mr. Salvador abruptly reigned May 6. You may recall that he was dismissed by the PNB last year, when his interim status was about to run out, but rehired covertly when the Wilkinson regime crawled in. This exchange was extracted by Tracy Rosenberg, who wrote the following lead-in:

"As usual former PNB vice-chair Bill Crosier asks the right questions. The answers are baffling. The three primary areas: 1) Will restricted funds used to pay operating expenses be repaid? 2) Why did Pacifica take out a loan for $156K to pay back employment taxes 6 weeks after getting an unsolicited $150,000 donation? 3) Why does an accounts payable list only itemize 20% of the amount Pacifica owes?"

82 comments:

  1. Let me get this straight... Accounts Payable is not the real books or the accounts payable, but only lists the bills that the stations are willing to pay... Pacifica is not anticipating paying for Democracy Now! and BAI is not anticipating paying rent... Why does nobody want to break Reimers' glasses and evict them? I also take it that severance pay is not forthcoming, no matter what kind of insane donations they get... and another one... We got a 165,000 donation to pay back taxes, but it hasn't been approved yet by the National Board... What didn't they approve? Accepting the money or spending it on back taxes... You can broadcast the choice tidbits and make it into a REALITY SITCOM!!!!!

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    1. Confusing, isn't it? The real mystery is, of course, how Reimers and these Pacifica cons survive. They never read a law or rule that they couldn't ignore.

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    2. I've said it before and will say it again. Pathetica and WBAI are so irrelevant and under the radar that no authorities even really know the stunts they pull. Their being so tiny works in their favor. If they were better known, they would have a problem.

      SDL

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    3. Couple of quick points:

      1) It's perfectly reasonable to draw a distinction between differing levels of urgency and necessity with respect to payables and debts – what *isn’t* reasonable is to use that as a ruse to avoid acknowledging the organization’s actual financial condition. That may, depending on the particulars, rise to the level of malfeasance and/or fraud.

      2) That said, it’s important to bear in mind that some of these folks may actually be relying on the shambolic state of finances not only as a smoke screen for their internal and private shenanigans, but in the hope it may protect them from legal and regulatory authority and its possible consequences – the ‘How could I have known?’ approach to defense.

      3) Unless Proffitt can pull off a near-miracle they’ll continue to circle the drain ever closer.

      4) The NYS AG’s Charities Bureau (which regulates nonprofits) *is* aware of WBAI, and they are aware of the CA AG’s investigation.

      ~ ‘indigopirate’

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    4. Maybe some people complaining to the authorities is needed. The problem is that the people who complain are always obvious whack jobs that no one wants to deal with.

      As for Proffitt. If he even tries to clean things up, he will get canned under some excuse. These clowns can't be cleaned up from the inside.

      I guess that going after Pathetica and WBAI is no great brownie point for anyone, anyway.

      SDL

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  2. A new entry into the Encyclopedia of American Loons is Dr. Ben, so loved at WBAI.

    http://www.americanloons.blogspot.com/2015/05/1369-yosef-ben-jochannan.html

    SDL

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    1. Yes, the reparations ride these poor ignoramuses are on was somewhat accelerated by the self-fabricated John Henrik Gates. His fantasies ran through the recent reparations "summit" like gulped cheap wine. There is certain irony in the fact that Dr. Ben's body lay dormant round the corner. Claiming to have been born in Africa, Ben-Jochannan came to NYC from the Caribbean. Like Gates, he was a largely self-published revisionist of history. They must be having a shortage of "legends," since they brought in Mr. "Opportunism" (aka father of the year, Jesse J.)—it was embarrassing and embraced by the mindless at WBAI.

      Apropos WBAI, if anyone missed Mimi Rosenberg's reparations recitative this morning on the show dominated by Michael Hackin, it takes this farce to the max. I will be posting.

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    2. I assume you meant John Henrik Clarke. not Gates. Skip Gates is @ Harvard

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    3. Oops! Of course... Thanks for the correction. I always saw Clarke as an irresponsible revisionist. Mentioned that once to Gil Noble, who did not entirely disagree with me :)

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  3. slavery 24/7 ...are these people out of what's left of their minds .
    Do they actually think that people are that fascinated with this
    after hearing it every show ? .They got their heads so far up their
    asses , it is breath taking . how clueless can you be...

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    1. I also wonder how they imagine that funding hours of pedestrian dance music, Afro-twisted history and unnameably bad, narcissistic radio (not to mention an absentee's $100,000.00 salary) is going to help the cause of indigent Americans.

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    2. They're actually geniuses. Slavery and Jim Crow are the two subjects which get guilt-ridden white liberals to part with their cash. "I'm not a racist. I gave to BAI's slavery show. Now I'm sure to go to heaven".
      KGT

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    3. @ Chris: When I hear Mimi's voice, I immediately change station. Her dramatic manner of speaking is a total turn off to me. Add that she is a psychotic ideologue, and there is nothing worthwhile coming out of the trash can under her nose.

      Target marketing the reparations scam is just WBAI trying to find an ever decreasing audience by promising them some free money, if - IF - they first send in some money. It's like the African emails I get daily telling me I have someone wanting to send me millions of Dollars. Of course, as I will learn, I will have to cover the expenses first, to the tune of thousands of Dollars up front. Yes, there are a few people fall for this scam, amazingly.

      If they are getting money out of whitey for reparations, it must be the few who don't buy Gary Null's magic potions. Anyway, I don't think liberals listen to WBAI, but a few "progressives" do. I think the liberals gravitate to WNYC. No idea to what the old communists/marxists gravitate these days.

      I have just spent more time listening to WBAI (6 minutes) than I have in the past 5 days. TPCS is funny picking on the sound closet they are in.

      SDL

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    4. @ KGT: The most amazing thing to me is that they are able to convince the listener residue that supporting bland disc jockey fare, Afro-twisted history and amateur radio, in general, is somehow going to drive nails into pale skin. They don't grasp the importance of education and knowledge, embracing it only when opportunists like Joy DeGruy apply it to such for-profit gimmicks as "traumatic slave syndrome" and "the new jim crow," which are nourished by the surrealist historical scenarios of phantasts like Garvey, Gates and Ben, and rank with the tallest of biblical tales.

      @SDL: A short sentence from Mimi Rosenberg is hard to take, but her reparations recitative this morning was so numbing that even you would have a problem reaching for the stopper.

      Nigerian money offers, huh? I hadn't thought of that. Reimers and his bozos are dumb/greedy enough to fall for it hmmmmmmmm

      Wonder how the drive is going?

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  4. HAHAHA! I'm dyin' here! I guess it is now official that there will be a "week five" to the beg-a-thon. Now the question is if there will be a week six...

    Hank and Joe are so good tonight. In fact, it's almost like a Report to the Listener...

    SDL

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    1. Forgot to tune in... I'll check the archive.

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  5. WBAI is down in lower manhattan 8:17 ..hopefully the end is nigh

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  6. (JustAListener)
    I heard The PCRS last night.
    The fire department made the station take down the boxes they were using to fill the space between the top of the wall and the ceiling.
    There is no internet which is probably the biggest problem because with a web connection they could make work arounds to the lack of phone lines. I guess producers are using their phones if they want to google something.
    I just wonder is the no web connection for the station or just the studio? I'd think Reimers would make sure there's a connection for his office so he can watch porn or whatever he does in there.

    Hank expressed serious doubt about how long WBAI can continue. He said it's not what he's been told - sitting in the studio things look more grim that they are admitting. Clearly there would be phone lines if there was money to pay for them. And I think he sees the slap-dash studio indicating the laziness and lack of caring of management.

    But I have to say overall the sound hasn't been too bad. Shows what even cheap stuff can do these days.
    Ironically WABC has had an annoying hum in it's audio for days. Guess nobody cares about such things anymore.

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    1. This mornings Murillo Mess began with forty-minutes of ludicrous Mumia worship and ended with 45 minutes of dead air, which extended into the first 20 minutes of Amy's show.

      I think there is a very good reason why they don't release any fundraising tallies.... same reason why they haven't posted a photo of the "studio." Will WBAI last past this year? I don't think so.

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    2. I vote for Hank Kee as new GM, since he has the most realistic, rational, honest and intelligent view of WBAI's situation. Amazing that he seems to be the one person not taken in by any of Reimer's bullshit. Hank must have more powerful voodoo...

      Seriously, Hank presented the most honest view of WBAI of anyone I have heard.

      SDL

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  7. (JustAListener)
    But at least the dead air had no annoying hum.
    Maybe they can spin it as one of Katherine's meditation programs.
    I think this fundraiser will have to go on until they turn off the transmitter. Many times when I tune in I hear some kind of current music program. They don't seem to be playing/replaying the infomercials as much especially the "health" ones.
    Other than Irsay, Kenney and the Opera show, did these music programs bring in any $?

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    1. Add Chris Whent to that list and ponder the fact that some of these shows raise funds without offering a "gift" of Farrakhan playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (such a recording actually exists), bozofied reparations rhetoric or the latest "Let's do Lynch" hate manual.

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  8. I'm wondering when the reparations scamers will come up with Attention Deficit Slavery Responsibility Disorder for the honkies and their white guilt. This is all getting too funny. I heard Nully for a couple of minutes today and his rant of how corporations should fork over the money for reparations. I guess he wants to keep on the good side of his WBAI clientele.

    You know what's so funny? These jerks don't even know that the Arab nations started the African slave trade, used more slaves and killed more slaves (worked to death as they were easily replaced due to geography) than the West ever did. Ask the Arab oil sheiks for some dough, too, dummies. Oh, and ask African countries for some money, also, since most slaves were captured enemy tribesmen/women sold by African tribes themselves.

    Know what this reminds me of? Ever see Carwash? There's the scene with Richard Pryor as the charlatan reverand and his toadies, The Pointer Sisters. Eventually, The Pointer Sisters start singing about "You gotta believe in something, so why not believe in me..?" Pryor even takes back the tip he gave he shoeshine guy...

    SDL

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  9. these people are deranged . If you listen long enough your brains will be like that commercial they used to play, about using drugs . But instead of This is your brain , and this is your brain on drugs , It will be, This is your brain , and this is your
    brain on Bai. Like scrambled eggs ...

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  10. (JustAListener)
    The next Double Helix Water?
    I caught Corinne Furnari's latest fundraising infomercial (I heard it Thurs 2:00 - 4:00 PM )
    She was selling something called "Perfect Aminos" promoted by a "Dr" David Minkoff.
    With a bit of googling I discovered Dr David I. Minkoff is a Scientologist, in fact he was the doc when Lisa McPherson died.
    He was sued by her family and had his license suspended.
    More religious programming on 'BAI...

    http://www.casewatch.org/board/med/minkoff/alj.shtml

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    1. That's VERYi interesting! Was it not Fulani who called a convicted fraudster--can't recall the name, but will look it up in the morning--during a fundraiser a few years back. Was it Trudeau?

      Scientology, eh? That's all we need as the tub sinks. :)

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    2. Hmmm... Geoff Brady gets canned after his Scientology show without a good-bye show. Interesting. When I originally stated that conspiracy, I meant it as a joke. Now I wonder... I think I will track him down and ask if he thinks it had anything to do with his getting fired.

      Interesting on Minkoff. WBAI seems to attract people who had their medical degrees suspended, which leads me to...

      It was "Dr" Hufnagel who had on Kevin Trudeau. I should add that Trudeau has convictions and jail time going back decades. His current incarceration was more of a last straw type thing. Trudeau is just a true sociopath.

      I think someone from WBAI should go to the Ganges river and collect some of its magical water. They could then make little one ounce bottles and hawk them for $250 with a canard about how it has cured people for centuries. Just place one drop into 8 oz. of distilled water and voila! It will probably act as a hell of a laxative for WBAI supporters who haven't had their shots...

      SDL

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    3. That's the host, Hufnagel! This is definitely something to look into. Mañana we go to Minsky's

      Lots of dead air this morning. Time for a new sledgehammer"

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  11. (JustAListener)
    Furnari had Trudeau on her show:

    http://furnarihealth.com/2010/08/

    Didn't find anything tying Hufnagel to Trudeau, but she doesn't need to rub herself with his sleaze, she has plenty of her own.

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    1. Thought it was Hufnagel, for sure. Maybe both? I guess in the long run it makes WBAI look a little worse that someone still with the station had associated with Trudeau. Maybe they should have prison calls from Trudeau ala Mumbles Jabu Jabal..?

      "Hello... This is Akim Kevin Mohamed Trudeau... I want to tell you all about the repression and abuse inherent in the prison industrial complex. Therefore, I have written a new book only available through this special prison offer..."

      Anyway, Hufnagel should marry Ed Manfredonia. Both of them think and speak in the same style and accusations.

      Remember years back when Oral Roberts was begging for money on TV and said if he didn't reach his goal God would call him home? Maybe Nully should pull that one out of the hat and try it with a million Dollar goal?

      I just caught up with Twit Wit Radio and heard a promo for Aljezeera America at the beginning of the audio. Are hey getting money for that?

      Remember Dr Gene Scott? I think Fass should copy his gimmick of wearing doofy hats, smoking a cigar and threatening not to speak until he makes $600. Wait, he already barely speaks and just plays music. If he does speak it's usually to some drug burnout like Wavy Gravy or Paul Krassner...

      I think the feeling of malaise I get from the hosts when I tune into WBAI is starting to infect me.

      Does WBAI accept donations of tech items for the new sound closet? I found a 50 foot spool of #18 insulted copper wire I don't need for anything. They're welcome to it. Maybe someone can send them some soup cans, so they can make phone lines.

      SDL

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  12. I wonder if there is a limit to how much time a commercial free station can spend asking for money.

    OK, happy remember the idiots who died for the rich and powerful day.

    SDL

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    1. When my flag came back from the cleaners, two stars were missing! What are they trying to tell me?

      Well, at least there wasn't a circle of 13.

      I didn't get upset about it, however, having just listened to Madame Davis offering her powerful, uplifting formula for an enduring, tingling happiness. It is something that came to her in a dream, I think, so she immediately committed it to two blues-eliminating DVDs.

      I think we are reaching the point where the line between WBAI's minstrel shows and its call for profit-making re-enactment of slavery is a blur. Coming soon, The Cornel West-Joy deGruesome Race Review.

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    2. (sung to Oh, Susanna)

      SDL stomping and clapping...

      I turned on my radio to ninety-nine five to see
      What sort of crap WBAI is looking to sell to me
      Gary Null promised me eternal health, if i drink his stuff
      While Blosdale frightened me with DVDs, full of conspiratorial fluff

      Oh, Mitchel Cohen, don't you patronize me, I pledged to WBAI and am awaiting the premiums they owe to me...

      Oh, I tuned on in the other night, to hear a show I liked,
      But found they had replaced it, with extendomercial blight
      Prescod hawked to me some slavery spin, to make me free money
      But now I sit here wondering, when the reparations check will come to me

      Oh, Mitchel Cohen, don't you patronize me, I pledged to WBAI and am awaiting the premiums they owe to me...

      SDL

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    3. I hope you already have Gary Null's Survival Kit..... just in case.

      I was listening to Murillo's "Racismo por la Mañana" the other morning. The usual bitter black lineup was there, spewing the usual bitter black blather, but then Mario announced an interview that he promised would be a departure. You see, it was with an author who has written a book about food. A token non-black thing, I thought, but it turned out to be some sort of racial look at food... the color does not pertain to WHAT you eat as much as what you look like.

      What can we expect next? The racial discrimination inherent in the predominance of black dress shoes, tuxedos, top hats? :)

      Do they even know how ludicrous they are?

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    4. No, Chris. They are just nuts who protect themselves from reality by staying in an insular little world. They protect this insular little world of theirs so strongly that they won't even accept free technical help from experts who aren't part of the inner circle.

      The Bunker Buddies are so afraid of even their own listeners that Cabeza de Mierda Murillo dropped Report To The Listener, because he said he didn't see a reason for it. Talk about a coward, selling crap to people then not even having the guts to face them.

      SDL

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    5. I guess you saw the staff notice Reimers put out regarding changes in e-mail. He is obviously trying to withdraw even further into the dark recesses of the bunker gutter.

      I see that you read the Bluebeard-Posted response from someone named Alan Arthur, who obviously recognizes Reimers' utter worthlessness. Who is Alan Arthur?

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    6. From the WBAI site: "Webmaster Alan Arthur"

      I would imagine he is Andrea Katz relative. I guess he draws a salary, too.

      Ugh, turned on WBAI for a few seconds just now to hear Mimi. Need I say I tuned to WBCQ (7.490khz) immediately after hearing her? Think about it; a shortwave indy station probably has more listeners and fewer financial troubles, running at least four transmitters, than WBAI. Too funny. Oh, and Allan Weiner is doing a more newsworthy show talking about the FCC and new rules, etc.than anything WBAI does.

      SDL

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    7. Thanks, SDL. now I remember. Apropos Andrea, she has kept a remarkably low profile since she was (allegedly) a part of Reimers' "call the cops" blunder.

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  13. Are you racist if you eat vanilla ice cream rather than chocolate ice cream?

    KGT

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    1. Possibly, but you might just be patronizing.

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  14. If i were you , i would order vanilla and chocolate on the same cone . This way nobody on bai could really say with any certainty
    that you are favoring one or the other . And you wouldn' t be viewed as a racist .. Or if you really want to play it safe , you would have to order chocolate only, on all occasions. Just to be safe.. Or vanilla with chocolate sprinkles would be acceptable too.

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    1. Stop complicating matters and just order strawberry, already.

      SDL

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    2. And risk the wrath of Ghosthorse and the John Kane idiot.

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  15. Pistachio. Or are you going to tell m the Irish guys will bitch? Orange sherbert and you'll say I am a UDF supporter. Butter pecan is yellow, so I'll get shit from Asians. Can't win...

    SDL

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  16. Pam Brown ... she thinks we need much more coverage on reparations ...Like we don't hear this enough . Somebody blow in her ear and give her a refill . Now let me get back and listen to this riverting lecture by Sir Hilary Beckels . Yeah right . lol.
    tune in daily , to hear your favorite slave story's with all your favorite black hosts ( and many white host's too)

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    1. I heard that and cringed. Pam Brown and Michael Haskins are about as dumb a duo as one is likely to hear on radio. Very loosely wrapped, they are examples of the Gimme Generation that slipped through the cracks when "reparations", in the form of jobs, were handed out based on complexion rather than qualification.

      This morning, they almost outdid themselves in that closet, but they have yet to explain how buying CDs and DVDs to support their minstrel show will benefit anyone but the WBAI cling-ons and opportunists.

      I loved it when Haskins had an epiphany and saw this sorry soap opera as having its genesis in the Caribbean! I guess running on empty slows you down. Soon, he and Pammy Poo might actually look ahead and see that they are on a dead end path at the foot of which Madame Obesity is singing her little heart out.

      It's pretty bad when you feel a need to beg in order to keep on begging.

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    2. I tuned by and heard static, which sounds like their transmitter popped off (transmitter room over-heated?). I went over to WNYC and got some news. You know, what's happening in the world today...

      Listen, the reparations thing is a scam for some opportunists to make money and political clout. Al Sharpton isn't the big guy anymore, and people are trying to take his place.. Like I said elsewhere, it's a scam where to make the promised money, you first have to give money. It's the African email scam in another form. For some reason, management at WBAI thinks they are going to make money at this. Well, slamming people hour after hour with this crap isn't going to accomplish anything but drive the last few people who want current affairs over to WNYC and/or other sources. Monotony is monotony, regardless of subject. The people who want to hear reparations shit are the people who give the least money to the station.

      Taking out the KPFA/KPFK hosts' extendomercials (Blosdale, Prescod, etc.), the fact is that two people (Null & Goodman) make WBAI 50+% of their money. 5 or 6 more people (classical, Schmid, Kenney) make it another 25%-30%. Simple fact is that the "black" programming doesn't make enough for WBAI to survive in any way, shape or form for even a week. Reimers and Murillo know this.

      WBAI exists for one reason to me, to be the butt of my jokes.

      SDL

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    3. The African e-mail scam in another form.... good analogy.

      I wonder if it is even possible to have an intelligent black-oriented station in NYC these days. There are so many opportunistic, racist creeps slithering around, embarrassing blacks and whites alike. The WBAI morning show, as rigged by Murillo, is a tarnished example of the intellectual depth to which the station has sunk.

      Murillo is harvesting a failed crop, the product of once expedient lowered educational standards—releasing the vultures to attack the vulnerable... dangling a blinky iWatch before the eyes of misinformed people whom time has passed by.

      Tick tock, tick tock, put your money in my sock...

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    4. I think the problem comes down to demographics. Would there be enough financial support for an intelligent "black" station in the high cost NY market? I don't know. WWRL tried and ended up, like WBAI, appealing to the lowest common denominator. There are many ethnic oriented stations in the NY market, but how well they do, I don't know, outside of the corporate owned Spanish ones, which have decent ratings. Ethnic stations seem to be mainly about popular entertainment. I know earlier this year that the one Spanish talk station changed format to "Mexican regional" music. Is that a hint? Remember that intelligent people of any ethnicity are a minority.

      The problem with people at a station like WBAI is that they presume that since they are radicals, everyone else is. That's what happens when you live in a paranoid, tightly sealed milieu. Sorry, but most people aren't radicals of any political leaning. Stop thinking The Left Forum is the entire world and get out and about a bit more.

      Anyway, I must use WNYC as an example, yet again. Here is a non-commercial station that has overtaken the big commercial, corporate talk stations in the NY market. They conduct themselves in a calm, rational and intelligent manner, and feature a wide range of news and entertainment. Maybe that should tell us something?

      SDL

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    5. At the core of it is the word, "YOU."

      When WNYC uses it, they are addressing the listener.
      When WBAI' s race card dealers use it, they are addressing a small segment of ignoramuses.

      I don't know any black,people who listen to WBAI's black programs—they insult their intelligence. As for being "radicals," I think they imagine themselves as such. Fannie Lou Hamer (my hero) was a radical, people who push the Mumia myth are the mindless who ride a jalopy of a bandwagon and never let go of their afro comb.

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  17. I keep meaning to plug this site. Dan Roberts does a weekly news show splicing together news stories from various shortwave stations (using their online audio) culled over the previous week. A decent little show with a good cross section of topics. He favors, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Deutsche Welle Germany, and Sputnick Radio Russia, usually.

    http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml

    SDL

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  18. Seems like Gary Null is now nothing more than a little respite between the a.m. and p.m. slavery sessions .
    Sorta like intermission.

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  19. Gary Null: "Juiced garlic and onion kills cancer cells,viruses and bacteria and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease". I wish I were Italian. Marone!!

    KGT

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    1. Null must be getting senile if he forgot the ginger. It actually saddens me to think how most people don't know that simple things like garlic, ginger, apples, leafy greens, carrots, beets- Oh,hell! Veggies and fruits are simply good for you. Drugs are bad, m'kay. Get the idea? And to think, people worship these "health gurus" because they were told a simple bit of dietary knowledge by their choice of godman or godwoman, who makes it look like it's something esoteric and - pray tell! - suppressed!

      My version of Bringing in the Sheaves goes: "Fleecing all the sheep, fleecing all the sheep, I shall take 'em for their cash while, fleecing all the sheep..." Wrote that in my early teens.

      And as for being Italian, trust me that Spanish food is healthier. Mainly the same ingedients, but without all the fat.

      Anyway, I watched The Wild Bunch yet again. Why is it the opening with the temperance idiots getting cut to pieces gives me more pleasure each time I see it?

      SDL

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    2. I recall a time when people bought bottled NYC tap water at Macy's, so I am not surprised that Null can dehydrate common fruits, herbs and vegetables into a grinder, pour the stuff into bottles and overcharge.

      As long as there are enough people out there who don't have a modicum of smarts, the quacks do very well. Like razorblades and batteries, it's a business that relies on refills.

      Apropos inflated prices and deceptions, did anyone hear Mimi push "Eyes on the Prize" this morning when WBAI's signal was revived after an hour and a half of static?

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  20. sounds like they are having "transmitter problems " again . Or, could this be it ? The End for Bai......
    Stay tuned folks ... Tune in tomorrow, same black time , same black channel .
    To find out the mystery of the bai blackout . Will this be it for the bunker bozos ?
    Or will they live to spew their racist nonsense another day? Only time will tell ......
    ha hahahaha ha hahahaha

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    1. Yes, the blackouts are becoming chronic. Mimi Rosenberg blamed this morning's 90 minutes' coma on the Empire State Building. Some at the station have suggested that the plug is pulled from time to time by order of Berthold Reimers, who wants to induce anxiety among those who think WBAI is still a station of the slightest significance. That theory could be true, we know that Reimers is increasingly desperate and irresponsible.

      Where will they take their racism, one wonders.

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  21. Maybe Reimers will add a 6th week to the beg-a-thon, claiming all the dead air caused a slowdown in donations. If it's due to heat in the transmitter room, and it's only May, it should be a fun summer ahead...

    Some funnies on RPM's BB...

    SDLMAO!

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    1. I think we can count on at least a week's extension, and a variety of lame excuses. Liars must have a good memory... these crooks don't.

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  22. I'm thinking that Timothy Leary may have had a great influence on the technical philosophy of WBAI...

    Turn on, tune in drop out!

    HAHAHAHA!

    SDL

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  23. They were talking reparations for black fire fighters now . I'm hoping they weren't serious , but i think they were.
    If about 15% of the population is black , Does that mean every company , or for that matter, any everything has
    to be 15% black ?
    I think we need reparations for bai listeners ( or x bai listeners at this point) for having to endure years of substandard
    radio. Following that logic , shouldn't bai have only 15% black programming ? Hmmm......

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    1. Haskins is pushing that book and it's author, who is his girlfriend. She has more brains than he, but so do far too many. I was also listening and struck by the firefighter who broke into the Reparations Rag. It's time for some new steps.

      Murillo's escalation of the station's racist leitmotif goes on. Now he is finally pulling back from the iPD position, but it is a pro forma move, he will still be heard on that sunset at sunrise show, and keeping his claws on the rudder.

      Since there is no chance of a u-turn at this point, I'm all for listener reparation in the form of a permanent extension of WBAI's increasingly popular dead air.

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  24. Maybe WBAI should have a program called "Take Charge Of Your Finances". ha, ha, ha.

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    1. Great program idea and if "Mumia" can deliver his shallow pomposity from jail, I don't see why "Take Charge of Your Finances" couldn't be produced by an expert like Bernie Madoff. Of course, he would be assisted by Bernie White and Bertie Reimers.

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  25. You really have to wonder how many listeners are lost by the playing of the same handful of extendomercials every day. It's not just all the beg-a-thons, but the same stuff every damn day. I wonder why there aren't more products up for sale.

    Well, we do know there will be a week 5, as reported by TPCS. I'm betting on a week 6, at the least.

    SDL

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    1. I have wondered the same, I bet most who happen to tune in ad hear Natalie say that "it doesn't get much better than this" are quick to tune out. Ditto Blosdale, that poor idiot, Cauldwell, Haiti Haskins and the Null, The Ameno Sisters, et al....

      Still no tallies made public, and even the marathon rent negotiations they used to shield Reimers with no longer get mention. Have you read scammer Mitchel's latest embellishments on the PR Waves? He just jumps in.... and lies there, so to speak.

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    2. WBAI is more secretive and cultish than ever. Obviously, they have a lot to hide. The question is who are they really hiding from. The listener/supporters? No, because they are so dumbed downed they wouldn't even understand anything. The PNB or Proffitt? Maybe. Maybe they are afraid of someone finding that they have committed illegal acts? Ummm...

      Cohen is just a goof, who has his foot in the WBAI door and feels like he's part of something. Is he a liar or a crackpot? Probably some of both. Is he of any importance? Don't make me laugh. He's just funny in small doses, nothing more. Hufnagel was more fun.

      SDL

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    3. Profitt being appointed the new Pacifica ED appeared to be a thin ray of light, but he extinguished that this week when he brought Raul, the ping-pong CFO, back as a "consultant." Intelligent people thought it was a joke, but it wasn't, so no more ray of light.

      Mitchel used to have my respect, but he is a total sell-out, perhaps fueled by long-held fantasies of having his own show. I think some management asses are so moist that king-sized Pampers might be needed.

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  26. yeah, they are not producing anything . All they are doing is replaying old , tired, boring stuff for the most part.
    There is nothing new . And as far as the slavery stuff is concerned , you hear alot of the charlatans saying something
    to the effect of . " well we have to let everybody know about what happened ,before we could move foward"
    What i'm wondering is,( and i think we all know what happened by now) when does the moving foward part start? The answer is , NEVER. Gotta keep stirring the pot to sell their books or video's . Or whatever other crap they are pushing ...

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    1. Move forward? They have been slithering backwards for a long time and they are now stuck in a hole of their own making. Today, that awful Prescod woman injected into her racist rant du jour a message to people who are neither brown nor black. She told them that they could also donate money.

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    2. No shit?!?! You mean I am permitted to donate? Now, see another problem with WBAI? They don't even publicize that non black or brown listeners can donate. Jeez, when will they learn...

      It reminds me of an idea I had during my recent fun with the Fasscisti. You have Fass, a man who has a documentary made about him, and you don't even make the DVD a premium during his show. Think about it. Here you have a perfectly legit item that would be ideal to hawk on his show, and would probably sell well, yet... [crickets]

      SDL

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    3. They will never learn. The Unnameable documentary is not black-oriented....damn, neither Malcolm nor deGruesome, Minstrel West, the Reparations Repertory Co., nor the Mumia Chorus are in it.

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    4. Looks like the left forum is really doing some heavy hatin on whitey.

      nothing new , just bai going with their default subject, yet again.

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    5. If their admitted knowledge of history were not so twisted, they might have something significant to say, but this is—as you correctly suggest—the same old script with fantasy-based rewrites. Some people's minds never move ahead, they just stagnate and fizzle out. That's WBAI today, but I strongly feel that these ignoramuses will soon reap what they are sowing.

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  27. Throwing rocks at cops , that is what they want people to see and look up to . This is truly the meeting of the mindless.
    The only thing missing from this is the token , most likely black person in the back ground saying Amen brother or sista
    as they pump their fist in the air. But than again it isn't over yet . lol.

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    1. The sad thing is that they are resurrecting the stereotypes others fought so hard to erase. My black friends, without exception, are embarrassed by the theatrics, hatred, and general negativity heard throughout the day on WBAI.

      Disgusting opportunism at the expense of progress.

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    2. The sad thing is that they are resurrecting the stereotypes others fought so hard to erase. My black friends, without exception, are embarrassed by the theatrics, hatred, and general negativity heard throughout the day on WBAI.

      Disgusting opportunism at the expense of progress.

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  28. Exactly, I feel bad for all the decent black people out there that hear this drek and don't agree with it .
    And there are certainly alot of decent black people out there for sure.

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  29. (snidely)
    So, what's new guys..?

    And you wonder why me and my lady "friend with benefits" are listeneing to The Mighty KBC on my new Tecsun PL 680? Yes, the best rock hits (by Euro charts) staion on the radio. It's a Netherlands based English language weekly broadcast on 9.925 khz on Saturday evenings to Sunday mornings. Blows away any NY market music station...

    Hell, even an atrocity like Bob Hope might be better than WBAI these days, not by much, but slightly...

    SDL

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    1. Don't feel bad about it, SDL. My mind numbed by a lengthy, babbling, nonsensical Kathy Davis pitch, I went into a deep trance and woke up to catch The Lennon Sisters on 13.

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  30. Whatever became of Pastor Paranoia Daulton Anderson? I tuned by this morning to hear Mimi, and tuned right away. However, I decided to check the archives and see he wasn't on the past couple of weeks, either. Is he not the golden boy? Is he not the savior with all those $10,000 donations coming in from churches? Yeah, right. Churches make donations...

    Funny how Reimers two great finds, Daulton and Forlano, are nowhere to be found. I guess they make so much money that they don't need to beg...

    SDL

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    1. I don't know if he still makes his noise on WHCR, but WBAI has been blessed by his absence. That, in turn, may well be due to his lack of good taste, shallow knowledge of black American gospel music, and not-so-winning personality. Then, too—as you bring up—there is his propensity to overestimate his own ability to raise funds. Here, of course, Daulton has help from Berthold Reimers, who lives in a world of lies and illusions. They deserve each other.

      Reimers has by now probably come to the realization that Daulton Anderson is not capable of dipping into the area's collection baskets, but I doubt if he has the brains to take advantage of a golden opportunity to dump him.

      Forlano has a running commercial on WBAI, so I don't expect her to vaporize after this drive tanks.

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