Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The hole gets deeper


Read this and see what they have done to WBAI.

WBAI Treasurer's Report - August 2017
__________________________________ FYI
On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Gary Null wrote to Berthold Reimers, the token, well-paid "general manager" of WBAI:
Berthold..late last evening  while getting a fresh juice a man approached me to tell me that he had been at the Plant Codes premier and was a long time listener. He then mentioned that he has been waiting for a premium for more than a year….that he has either received premiums very late or not at all and that the only reason he pledged this spring drive was because I gave my personal promise that all of the funds from the premier would go to the purchase of premiums. I assured him that the manager was in the process of making final arrangements for all spring premiums to be delivered. He reiterated his enjoyment at the premier and lecture. I asked him his occupation . He said he was a lawyer. I  thanked him for his continued support to WBAI. Berthold please honor your word and on Monday wire the money for the premiums. I hope you realize that one of the main reasons the station has lost so many supporters is due to not getting the listeners their premiums in a timely manner or not getting them at all. Also everyone tells us that no one responds to their phone calls or e mails.  This time I gave my word. You gave me your word. We must keep our words. Just last week I had a tragic death very close to me . I flew out of town to grieve and handle all arrangements. I told Scott…my in house council …to let you know I would not be able to attend the premier. He told me that the audience would be very upset and disappointed and that I should fly back for the premier then return  the next day. I did the best I could and let no one know that I am in a grieving period. I also spent thousands out of my own pocket for the two free films and forgave my normal lecture fee…all for the station. Also do you realize that during the past three years that I have paid for more than 50% of the premiums…saving you tens of thousands. I hope you will do the right thing and pay for these premiums. Please honor your word. Thank you.

From: Michael Hudson [mailto:michael.hudson@earthlink.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 10:13 AM
To: Gary Null
Subject: Re: Iceland Recovering Fastest in Europe After Jailing Bankers Instead of Bailing them Out

89 comments:

  1. Reading this report confirms the wisdom of demanding Berthold Reimers' ouster. It also makes it easier to understand why the medical insurance company dumped him—the man is not just a total nitwit, he is obviously a crooked one and I am sure that he has all the needed qualifications for serving time behind bars... not to mention, a hefty fine—reparation.

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  2. R. Paul has been making these same kinds of reports for the last six years or so. Bertold has been giving the same non-answer answers. Why is Bertold still there? This can no longer be blamed on the JUC. Who still wants Bertold there?

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    1. That's the burning question, Kim.

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    2. It seems Kim asked an important and answerable question and received a congratulatory non-reply.

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    3. I wish it were an "answerable" question, Claude. I fact, if you are correct, why have you not posted the answer?

      There are several theories bandied about regarding the reason for Berthold Reimers' seemingly unlimited tenure. Lacking any solid evidence, it remains speculation. The man is incredibly inept, he has been in the manager's position for several years without making any positive decision that I can think of. If YOU know the answer, I think you ought to share it or tell Kim why you can't.

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  3. After reading this disastrous financial report I'm booking the next flight out to North Korea. But not before getting an Ozone shot in the ass and an extra dose of Double Helix Water.

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    1. This morning I heard Kathy Davis say that the great wall of China was not built it was excavated, they simply dug it up from the ground.

      Only on WBAI,

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  4. I've said it before and will say it again. WBAI is lucky that it has so few listeners and is so under the radar, otherwise some agency might just take appropriate action against them.

    SDL

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  5. Chris,

    R Paul Martin's report is bullshit as usual. Martin willfully and knowingly aided and abetted Berthold Reimers in Reimer's fraudulent financial reports. I remember requesting the contract with the ESRT. Martin provided a partial contract- approximately 6 pages. One sentence referred to food not being sold.

    Martin is a sociopath. He lies. The reason he lies is because he desires to prove that he can lie without facing any penalty.

    When Andrea Katz brother was hired, he was not hired with the last name of Katz. And Martin was dancing around when I questioned if Andrea Katz's brother were hired.

    While the readers of your blog speak unfavorably of the JUC, no one criticizes Steve Brown for permitting the rapid decline of WBAI.

    As for Jim Dingeman, Dingeman blames me for the $20,000 in rent, which WBAI paid to CUNY. Dingeman, like many individuals at WBAI, believes that WBAI should not be held to a contract. WBAI currently owes a minimum of $30,000 to CUNY.

    Ed Manfredonia

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  6. Bates and Davis telling us that Africans were here before anybody else .
    Does anybody give a shit about this ? Yeah, i didn't think so.

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    1. They offer proof positive that WBAI has become a scam operation—we should care about that.

      Has anyone noticed how their distorted "history"/glorification of Africans has escalated? When they began airing that nonsense to raise money, we were told that there is evidence of African presence in the U.S. prior to Columbus' arrival. Now, suddenly, they were here thousands of years earlier, building magnificent cities, pyramids and byways—modern societies that were centuries ahead of the white man's.

      Kathy, who has been going farther and farther out on her imaginary limb, claims that the Great Wall of China was excavated, not built—well, this is the same scam couple (Bates and Davis) who tried to sell very ill listeners distilled tap water ("double helix") as a "cure" for whatever ailed them.

      They have found a replacement for the very dead John Henrik Clark and the "Dr. Ben" con artist. This one is still alive and making up outrageous, self-serving stories that only WBAI's greedy, morally bankrupt snake oil sellers have the temerity to give credence. When they say, "only on WBAI", they are right, but not for the implied reasons: no other station in NYC has as little regard for its listeners.

      Bill Crosier needs to clean up this infestation—without delay.

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    2. It just shows you that their target market is uneducated black nationalists who don't care about any historical truth, archeology, etc.

      Have you heard the new(?) premium with some guy named Hubbard, I think it is? The guy is totally out to lunch.

      SDL

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    3. I think Hubbard is the guy I mention below, the one who has invented a postage/coinage conspiracy.

      He's doing a hustle, but the fact that he is doing so aided and abetted by Kathy Davis, Tony Bates, and the con-artist-in-chief, Berthold Reimers is what should seriously concern us. They have to know that they are attempting to swindle the listener sponsors.

      Both are getting paid, both belong behind bars—along with Reimers and his gang of thieves.

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    4. Yes, Hubbard is the guy you mentioned below. Besides stamps, it's also paper and coins.

      You know what? the "white conspiracy" these dummies advocate is very much like the Jewish conspiracy that has been promulgated for seemingly ever in its style. It's a big race based conspiracy where all members of that race are secretly involved. I guess the white folks don't like me much, since they never invited me to any of their conspiratorial meetings...

      SDL

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    5. None of this jerk's "facts" stand even the most superficial scrutiny.

      In part due to the nature of my work, my personal and work life is more black than white. My childhood/family and a certain amount of intelligence render me as immune to racism as possible, but I can imagine what effect WBAI's now official bigotry may be having on the remnant listenership. I know for a fact that it is embarrassing to blacks and whites alike. Think of the opportunity these irresponsible people have been handed to dispel real myths and paint a correct picture. So much to be proud of and yet the WBAI spokespeople do nothing but attempt to widen the gap between the races.

      Fortunately, the station is now rid of Feliciano, but a major exodus is called for, starting with the idiot who calls himself general manager.

      As for white folks not liking you, how does a meal with Mimi sound?

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    6. I didn't know Feliciano was gone. Know why?

      A meal with Mimi sounds like the old "How do you spell relief" advertisement for Rolaids. Add Excederin headache #s 1, 2, 3 and 4...

      Now that I say that i think of the old indie film My Dinner With Andre, which was parodied as My Dinner With Blassie. My Dinner With Mimi could be an indie hit.

      SDL

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    7. It is said that Feliciano quit to take a teaching gig. Considering his oversized ego, I have my doubtsm unless the job is way out of town. In any case, I pity the students.

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    8. Feliciano is about the money. I can't say that I blame him. I think he's smart enough to know working for free on a sinking ship is a waste of time, even if he gets to pretend he's black and not hispanic.

      SDL

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    9. I don't know if he was given the time slot on the black or the Hispanic quota, but I think it was his narcissism that pushed him. I also bet Haskins was pissed off—he has seen that show gradually slip away from him.

      Glad you mentioned it, Felipe's ludicrous efforts to claim African identity was embarrassing.

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  7. Amen to that!

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    1. What really gets me is their lunatic explanation for this crap not being aired elsewhere or—for that matter—not surfacing over centuries: "They" (white people, of course) suppressed this in order to have an upper hand!

      The same idiotic explanation was given earlier when this disgusting WBAI duo introduced a new "revelation": They found this guy who has a conspiracy theory centered around the design and printing of postage stamps and money.

      They play a "lecture" given by this hustler that is entirely bogus, but Bates and Davis are amazed at the so-called revelations! It's all lies and all accepted as suitable for what's left of the WBAI listenership.

      As it is today, I'm afraid WBAI fully deserves to be tuned out for good.

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  8. It occurs to me that they have been conspicuously silent about the Empire State Building lawsuit. Now, when they air clips from the "rally" at City Hall, they no longer ask listeners to tell politicians to put pressure on the ESB; they just ask for money.

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    1. I think they have finally concluded that Credico's so-called "press conference" was a bust. They may also now have realized that attacking the ESB and portraying themselves as victims was another wrong move. Aren't they still running that self-promo by Linda Perry? She has completely sold out and made a bad joke out of her alleged position as news director.

      These are not very smart people and their vision seems not to extend beyond the tips of their growing noses. The next move in that lawsuit belongs to the ESB.

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    2. To call that thing a press conference is a misnomer, since none of the press showed up. They weren't even able to get more than 10(?) station listeners to show up. Credico should stick to doing the one and only thing he's good at - interviewing people. Otherwise, he's totally worthless and a coward.

      Linda Perry isn't the press. She's a loon who gets to play pretend and manufacture very slanted news, as if she were working at Radio Habana Cuba or something. The difference is that Radio Habana Cuba actually deals with many interesting stories.

      Let's look at how the focus of WBAI's defense against the ESB has changed. They went from crying unconscionable contract to insulting the ESRT to WBAI exceptionalism, so give us a cheap or free ride. Well, they are indeed special, like in Special Olympics or short bus "special."

      They are really trying to tell the ESB they should get off on the cheap because they are so important, even though the station hasn't meant shit in many years.
      what a joke.

      I've said it before and will say it again. WBAI is the drunk or druggie who refuses to admit they have a problem. Until then, nothing can be done.

      SDL

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  9. (justAlistener)

    A new magic cure from Kathy? A stamp/currency conspiracy theory?
    The arts programs are kicking up the comedy content!
    But please, tell us when these programs aired so they can be found in the archives!

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    1. I think I heard the recently added scam yesterday (Friday)—the conman's name is Hubbard (as in Mother) and I will jot down the precise time when they give it another go.

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    2. Hubbard has been on for the 8/12 10PM - 11PM hour.

      And for Hubbard's videos, they're free on his youtube channel. In other words, WBAI is selling what Hubbard makes available himself for free.

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtwJCl6tQL57EbLXzykWkw

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    3. Thanks, SDL

      Not surprised to hear that the WBAI crooks are also compounding this scam by selling tap water, as it were. These are out and out criminals and Pacifica needs to do something about it.

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  10. Brought to you by the comedy team of Bates and Davis .
    They do a lot of " dark" comedy . You should hear some of their
    other routines , hilarious!

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  11. Chris, I can't be my usual snidely humorous self here. I have been listening to this Africans discovered the universe pack and am truly appalled by how low WBAI and Pacifica have sunk to allow these two unscrupulous pieces of trash, Tony Bates and Kathy Davis, to lie and distort history.

    I thought the first part with Harry Hubbard was bad, but as the second hour progresses with this David Imhotep(?) lunatic rolling along, it just gets into total fantasy land. It actually is making me angry like the group of kids and their "teacher" I once saw at the Museum of Natural History. The "teacher" was telling the poor kids how all this stuff was only about six thousand years old.

    What I noticed that others probably won't is when Bates said history needs to be revised. That's the exact same thing that the Holocaust deniers say. That's why they are called "revisionists" or "historical revisionists.

    It is particularly odious that Bates and Davis should be ripping-off their own people with garbage lies like this, especially when these two creeps know most of their listeners are elderly and, often, ill, with little money to their names.

    One can laugh at double helix water, Zappers, etc., but this propaganda is being promoted as history, without any opposing views or debate, to an audience of simpletons, which will allow The Remnants to form hate based opinions on it.

    OK, so I will make one humorous quip. Davis reading words of more than three syllables makes me wonder if she's getting speech lessons from Reggie Johnson...

    SDL

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    1. I was listening and equally appalled—in fact, this was so bad that I decided to bring it up front. I could not have described this outrageous fraud better, so I hope you don't mind if I quote your observation.

      BTW, "Imotep" is David Jones and—needless to say—the "PhD" is as fraudulent as everything else in this infomercial, including old mother hubbard. Yes, we have long known that Tony Bates is an unconscionable con artist and while we have certainly not been able to take Kathy Davis seriously, we now see what a fraud SHE is.

      WBAI has indeed sunk to a lower level than I ever imagined it would go. Readers of this blog did not take me seriously a few years back when I noted that ignoramuses lacking self-esteem were out to turn the station into a fourth-grade black station.

      Black Supremacy is as odious as the white counterpart—these lowlifes are nothing but trash preying on the station's highly diminished listenership.

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    2. Let me add that I welcome comments and observations from other concerned listeners, former as well as current.

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    3. Always feel free to use anything I say. If i didn't want something to be public, I wouldn't post it in a public forum.

      The new slant for WBAI and its style of black nationalism seems to be veering in the direction of seniority, (i.e. we were here first). Since they were here first, they get some kind of rights above everyone else. It actually stinks of an inferiority complex, really.

      I'd say this crap is on a level with George Noory and his AM Coast to Coast show, but it even goes into a further fantasy land then he and his crackpot guests do. By the way, when Noory takes calls from the NY/NJ area, they are often from the WBAI regular callers. Tell you something?

      SDL

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  12. What in the name of Lew Hill is going on at KPFT? Adriana is suing the PNB while her board is furious at Bill Crosier for firing the interim GM. If he is such a great GM, why didn't they just hire him? Now there is something going on regarding Robert Mark. This actually makes WBAI look reasonable by comparison.

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    1. The Black Supremacy infection that plagues WBAI and has all but rendered it worthless is contagious. There is little consolation to be found in the fact that it only strikes the hateful hare-brained, for that describes the listenership molded by years of incompetent management.

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  13. Why won't they let Crosier do anything? Because they don't want him to succeed, that's why. And apparently he's happy to play along and be abused.

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    1. He is, of course, not happy to play along, but everybody in this game has to do that to a certain degree. I still think we should back Bill up as long as possible—to do otherwise would be to hand vandals like Cerene, and incompetents like Reimers Kathy Davis, Haskins and Bates what they want.

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    2. If Crosier has good intentions (and, for the sake of argument, let's assume that he does), the continued presence of Reimers et al. makes it clear that he is not able (for whatever reason) to put them into effect. And anyway, it's too late. WBAI is too deep in the hole, and the Empire State Building lawsuit is the coup de grace. Given the latest contemptible begathon, good riddance.

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  14. Chris,
    I've been holding back on my annual donation to Pacifica - in your opinion, what the best way to get it to the people who are actually trying to fix the issues at Pacifica, rather then throwing it down the rathole?

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    1. The only thing I can think of is to inform Pacifica of your intention to donate to WBAI, but make it contingent upon the decontamination of the management offices. Contributing funds to the station is going to be a waste of money as long as the likes of Reimers, Bates, Davis, Katz, Haskins and other self-serving unprincipled misfits are free to crawl around and do their damage.

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    2. Put it in your bank account and write Crosier that you will donate all accrued monies when some demand of yours is met.

      SDL

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    3. That's a good way to do it. Having other prospective contributors sign up would make it even better–I bet there are quite a few disgusted (ex)listeners who would go along with that.

      Bill Crosier should waste no time eliminating the fraudulent offers these creeps make. If that kills off the station, it isn't worth saving.

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  15. looks like this Charlottesville event has thrown a ton of red meat to the
    race based trash on bai.

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  16. BAI has its own problems - the race based, black nationalist stuff was fomented by Samori Marksman and enabled by Mario Murillo. There is no difference between Trump and Marksman -Marksman believed in Marxist/Black Supremacy

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    1. Murillo's destructive mission was crystal clear to me and I have a strong feeling that you are right about Marksman.

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  17. I'm so sick of hearing about a nothing event like Charlottesville. I wish both the Antifa fascists and the Nazi/KKK fascists had killed each other off. They're both scum.

    SDL - Radical Moderate.

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  18. If facts bother you, the place to go is WBAI—but I hardly need to tell you that. :)

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    1. Trumpty Dumpty and WBAI have certain parallels. TD and WBAI are both losing supporters, especially the big donators. The difference is that TD lost big time corporate business backing in a few days, while WBAI has taken years to lose it's support base. When TD is looking for a new job next year, I think he should replace Reimers.

      This country is really making alcoholism as a hobby look good...

      SDL

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  19. And the Charlottesvile marathon rolls on . Prescod , dragging out Gerald "i can't stop saying the
    word slavery" horne, yet again today .
    And in other news , N Korea wants to nuke us , climate change is slowly killing us. etc....
    but lets get back to real subject at hand ,which would be , all things black, all the time.

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    1. The problem with the left is that they have over-simplified all problems into being based on discrimination. I guess class warfare was too complicated.

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  20. Such a shame , mitch jessirich found the need to discuss .... wait for it
    ahh , whats the use . This is hopeless .

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  21. And now Doug Henwood , well you know ...

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  22. Doug Henwood and Samori were TIGHT @ WBAI - Samori put Doug on the air, gave him his own show and Doug did Samori's dirty work for him. They shared the same constipated WORLDVIEW - Marxist balderdash!

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  23. OTH is always so much better without Emmanuel Goldstein bitching like a little girl and his barely noticeable boyfriend, Kyle, saying nothing of any note.

    SDL

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    1. I was working on the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit guide, so I missed it, but I'll listen to the archived copy.

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    2. Not a great show, just better without Goldstein and his usual bitch script, backed by his "yes man," Kyle.

      SDL

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  24. pretty much an all day Charlottesville/black history/stuggle/bitching and moaning/white
    oppression/white bashing day. Very high even for bai's "standards". Null, Talk mack and positive mind were the only relief . From 6am forward you got almost 10 hours out of 14 .

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    1. The ever shrinking Remnants will listen to it, as the donations dry up.

      SDL

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    2. With arrears such as Reimers and his goons generate and grow, I would say that the dry-up process has achieved its goal. WBAI has been dead for many years and is now totally insignificant.

      The remnants are Madame Defage, knitting away.

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    3. democracy now spending the fourth day in a row on the story of the century, Charlottesvile
      Was mia during begathon . But coming back strong now with bai's default subject.

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  25. It's 11:40AM and I normally don't listen to John Kane, but I am now because there is some caller making him look like an ass.

    SDL

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    1. I believe he is an ass. Thanks, I'll visit the archive.

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    2. I believe he is an ass. Thanks, I'll visit the archive.

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  26. FYI: The area that got hit in Barcelona is where my mother has a condo, and where I used to go as a little kid. I even lived there for about a year once.

    SDL

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    1. I assume that your mother wasn't affected. Spain is a country I regret never havin visited—my father lived in Bilbao for the last 30 years of his life. Visiting him was an option I never entertained.

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  27. meanwhile , at bai the blackathon rolls on . pathetic!

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  28. So has the ESRT made a move on recovering the money owned them? The last update on the WBAI website was 7/22.

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    1. As far as I know, the self-named "victims" are still waiting.

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  29. education at the crossroads...... yeah yeah , who gives a shit?
    And the obvious answer , almost NOBODY .
    I wonder if the spain terror attacks will knock off the Charlottesville,"the gift that keeps on giving story for bai," tomorrow on democracy now , or will it be 5 in a row ? Stay tuned, if you could stomach it.

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    1. I am glad that they don't give Charlottenville short shrift, but the constant focus on race and the outrageous distortion of facts is close to unplugging this dead radio station.

      Education at the Crossroads is another program that has meandered to no mans land. WBAI has become an insult to intelligence, whether black or white or anything inbetween.

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    2. A small riot, with one death, where you can blame Neo-Nazis will always be more important than all the people killed by lovely Muslimites. Don't you know that yet?

      SDL

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    3. I'd rather see Chucky Manson freed. Imagine him on the lecture tour circuit? He'd be quit the showman.

      SDL

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    4. That swastika tattoo may be his ticket to a "presidential" pardon.

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    5. Oh, that's a good one! The sad thing is he often makes more sense, and is more amusing than Trumpty Dumpty.

      SDL

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    6. Innocent people died. Show some respect.

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    7. "Innocent people died." In respect to what, exactly? The Manson Family murders?

      SDL

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    8. That question crossed my mind, too.

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  30. Chris,

    We should be speaking of people. Their holes are getting wider- and the process hurts.

    Thank you.

    Ed Manfredonia

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  31. Chris,

    The listeners are getting shafted- you know where. Like when my urologist examines my prostate.

    Thank you.

    Ed Manfredonia

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  32. R. Paul Martin should give up rights to the Blueboard site - NOTHING is going on there - he is squatting on that site

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    1. Where else would he practice his passion for censorship? His narrow mind equates it with power.

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    2. I think he's eased up on the censorship, since there are so few posts to censor...

      SDL

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    3. Had he eased up on his censorship, there might be more posts.

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    4. Who would pay for that URL? Not me.

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