John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

This weeks sexual molestation fo a foster kid

Tate T. Pirnie, 25, of Wisconsin, originally been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12. pleaded no contest to third-degree sexual assault of a foster child and felony child abuse was sentenced to six years in prison. Pirnie must serve at least three years, less 445 days, before his mandatory release.

He child, on the other, got a life sentence of trauma. She’s 12 years old now and is already in treatment for depression at this time, she in weekly counseling, she can’t sleep without medication and when she does sleep she has horrific nightmares.
The female foster child said that in September 2016 — when she was 9 years old — Pirnie had sexually assaulted her on at least two separate occasions.
Pirnie was told by an officer that the victim was found with Pirnie’s semen inside her, and Pirnie gave an explanation involving a teddy bear he owned that he said might have been the reason for that.
However, semen was never discovered on or in the victim. The story, Smith said, showed that Pirnie thought it was possible and was trying to make excuses.
His own attorney said  “I don’t mean to be harsh, but he’s not the smartest client I’ve ever had. ... The only thing he could think of was this bear”
“Though he did not fully confess, he basically did,” a prosecutor said. “They had nobody to tell, no place to go. They did stay with adults once in a while who kept letting them down. From a predatory standpoint, the victim in this case was a very good victim — she had no support, she was young, scared, scared of the state, and that’s why we don’t have a jury (trial),”

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Great photography

A weathered barbershop in Old Havana.

A weathered barbershop in Old Havana. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Civilians, exhausted, hungry and thirsty, lining up for food and water in the Mamun neighborhood of Mosul in northern Iraq.
CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times
A crowd gathered to watch a cockfight in the countryside near Viñales, Cuba.

CreditTomas Munita for The New York Times

Okay, so where is everybody else?

Ever hear of the Fermi paradox?

In a nutshell, here’s what it means;  

Fermi was an American physicist who He was stumped by the glaring contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy and high estimates of their probability.

The main points of the Fermi paradox are these;

There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are similar to the Sun and many of these stars are billions of years older than the Solar system.

Scientifically there is a high the probability that at least some of these stars have Earth-like planets and if the Earth is typical, some may have already developed intelligent life. Some of these civilizations may have developed interstellar travel, a step the Earth is investigating now.

Following that reasoning, and based on rock-solid scientific calculations, we should have been visited by extraterrestrial several times by now.

But we haven’t, which leads to what is called the Great Filter, a theory that says that all existing species of life encounters a stage of evolution so hard to endure it eliminated most civilizations, here or in outer space.

There is also another theory.

According to a study published in 2019 in The Astronomical Journal, the Milky Way galaxy could be filled with alien civilizations, but that extraterrestrial life might be taking its time to fully explore the galaxy, even using the movement of star systems to make this type of journey easier.
Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, a computational scientist and the study's lead author said "If you don't account for the motion of stars when you try to solve this problem, you're basically left with one of two solutions. "Either nobody leaves their planet, or we are in fact the only technological civilization in the galaxy."
In other words, stars and planets orbit the center of the Milky Way on unique paths at varying speeds, and they sometimes zip past one another as they travel. Aliens, according to the report, could simply be waiting for their next destination to come closer to them.

THE CIA, LSD and Whitey Bulger, it probably never happened.

The government wouldn’t experiment with mind control would they? 
Sure they would, in fact, they probably did. Extensively. 
They tried just about everything that crossed their minds including psychological torture, electroshock, stuffing high doses of LSD into subjects who had no idea what federal scientists were doing to them.
The overfunded CIA project was MK-ULTRA program and was led by a CIA chemist named Sidney Gottlieb. Its object was to develop a mind-control drug that could be weaponized against enemies of the United States.
In the very late 1940s, at the start of the Cold War, the newly formed CIA was convinced that the Communists had discovered and were using a drug that allowed them to control human minds.
In April of 1953, as the Korean War was ending, CIA Director Allen Dulles delivered a speech to Princeton alumni, mentioning the fact that US Soldiers being returned from North Korea had somehow been converted to communism, although the soldiers themselves couldn’t recall how that happened. Some of them, while prisoners, admitted to committing war crimes including using germ warfare, something the US didn’t do in Korea. Some, it was said, were so brainwashed by their captors, that they refused to return to the US.
“In the past few years we have become accustomed to hearing much about the battle for men’s minds–the war of ideologies,” Dulles said during the speech “I wonder, however, whether we clearly perceive the magnitude of the problem, whether we realize how sinister the battle for men’s minds has become in Soviet hands. We might call it, in its new form, ‘brain warfare.” Three days after his speech Dulles approved what would become project MK-Ultra.


Some of Gottlieb's experiments were covertly funded at universities and research centers, Kinzer says, while others were conducted in American prisons and in detention centers in Japan, Germany, and the Philippines.
Dr. Gottlieb’s idea was to first take away the existing mindset and then insert a new mindset. The agency spent millions working on the process. Since the project was listed as an ultra-state secret, even today the extent of the program is fully known, nor do we know the long term effects on the subjects the agency used to experiment on.


The one sure thing that the project did was to bring Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) into the US culture. Gottlieb and his team were obsessed with the possibility of LSD to control minds to the point that he authorized the payment of $240,000 (in 1952 value) to buy the world's entire supply of LSD. At one point the United States government called the LSD market.
The concentration on LSD was to counter the Soviets “intensive efforts to produce LSD,” and the fact that the Soviet KGB, Russian intelligence, had also tried to buy up the world supply of LSD before the CIA beat them to it.
Once the US-controlled the LSD market and had caught up with the Soviet’s LSD research, the CIA shifted the mind control operation from defensive to offensive. An outline was presented to the agency that said that LSD-mind control might enable the agency to “neutralize” player in the world of espionage to enabling assassinations of enemy leaders.
The initial experiments with LSD were complicated. Occasionally, LSD tablets were slipped into the drinks of CIA employees, just to see what would happen. That didn’t go particularly well. As an example in 1953 Dr. Frank Olson, an Army scientist, jumped out of a hotel window, killing himself, several days after unwittingly down a drink spiked with CIA LSD.
The had to go bigger. So, loaded down with cash and LSD tablets, Gottlieb’s assistants spread out across the US, paying hospitals, clinics, prisons, through fake research foundations, to carry out LSD research projects. They wanted to know what the effects of LSD were and how it could be used.
Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's, Robert Hunter, the lyricist for the Grateful Dead, the poet Allen Ginsberg all got some of the CIA acid. In turn, Kesey, Hunter and Ginsberg went on the form the 1960’s drug drenched counter-culture. The drugs are still with us, the counter-culture is long gone.
Theodore Kaczynski, “The Unabomber” was also a CIA -LSD volunteer.
The Agency’s program extended to experiments of federal prisoners, in exchange for reduced prison time, included the lunatic Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger. In 1956, Bulger was serving a term in Atlanta Federal prison for armed robbery and hijacking. Years later, Bulger told his lieutenant Kevin Weeks that he was part of the MK-ULTRA project while a prisoner for 18 months and that he had joined the program in promise for a large reduction in his sentence. According to Bulger, he was told that he would be helping a private research clinic find a cure for schizophrenia.
Bulger later wrote;

“In 1957, while a prisoner at the Atlanta penitentiary, I was recruited by Dr. Carl Pfeiffer of Emory University to join a medical project that was researching a cure for schizophrenia. For our participation, we would receive three days of good time for each month on the project. Each week we would be locked in a secure room in the basement of the prison hospital, in an area where mental patients were housed. We went in from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. We were injected with massive doses of LSD-25.
In minutes the drug would take over, and about eight or nine men — Dr. Pfeiffer and several men in suits who were not doctors — would give us tests to see how we reacted. Eight convicts in a panic and paranoid state. Total loss of appetite. Hallucinating. The room would change shape. Hours of paranoia and feeling violent. We experienced horrible periods of living nightmares and even blood coming out of the walls. Guys turning to skeletons in front of me. I saw a camera change into the head of a dog. I felt like I was going insane.
The men in suits would be in a room and hook me up to machines, asking questions like: Did you ever kill anyone? Would you kill someone? Two men went psychotic. They had all the symptoms of schizophrenia. They had to be pried loose from under their beds, growling, barking and frothing at the mouth. They put them in a strip cell down the hall. I never saw or heard of them again. They failed the Babinski test.
And a whole heaping helping of holiday cheer.
Lots of tests that have caused me sleeping problems and nightmares to the present. They told us we were helping find a cure for schizophrenia. When it was all over, everyone would feel suicidal and depressed, wrung out emotionally. Time would stand still. I tried to quit, but Dr. Pfeiffer would appeal to me: “Please, you’re my best subject, and we are close to finding the cure.”
Years later, when I read the book The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, which came out in 1979 and was written by State Department whistle-blower John Marks, I found out there was a CIA project code-named MK Ultra. The project was a violation of my rights, using prisoners for dangerous tests. I was angry reading that because I’d never mentioned how I felt hallucinating. I kept silent because I thought they might commit me to a mental institution.
“Total loss of appetite. Hallucinating. The room would change shape. Hours of paranoia and feeling violent. We experienced horrible periods of living nightmares and even blood coming out of the walls. Guys turning to skeletons in front of me. I saw a camera change into the head of a dog. I felt like I was going insane.”
I never slept more than two or three hours a night, waking up in cold sweats with side effects. The tests damaged my sleep and gave me nightmares. I had to sleep with the lights on and only for a few hours at a time. The government used us and never tried to help us out after injecting us with government LSD. I’ve had brain scans that told me I was damaged by the tests. The government did a number on us and walked. If anybody opened a shop selling LSD in my neighborhood he would have lost his life.”

The first people hired for the project were former Nazi doctors and Japanese torturers who had been experimenting with drugs in concentration camps during the war. The former Nazi’s Doctors and Japanese torture experts were hidden away at Fort Detrick in Maryland, where MK-ULTRA was housed.
To avoid legal problems the “Extreme measurement” experiments were conducted overseas in secret detention centers throughout Europe and East Asia, with the Philippines handling most of the business. In the overseas experiments, which were unsupervised by the CIA, enemy agents and others, other meaning suspected spies and Communist sympathizers were kidnapped off of the streets and tossed into small cells until the project needed them. Eventually, those prisoners were experimented on with LSD but also with other techniques including electroshock, extremes of temperature and sensory isolation.
Sidney Gottlieb’s power was enormous. Essentially, he had a license to kill. He operated with any real supervision and answered directly to Richard Helms, and CIA director, Allen Dulles, neither of whom wanted to hear the dirty details, only the results. Gottlieb was also very sure to destroy any evidence of the program, a plan the agency supported. Almost all of the MK-ULTRA records were destroyed. Gottlieb himself supervised the record destruction at the CIA records center.

US Soldier on LSD

LSD proved to be too unstable for espionage work. In the end, Gottlieb decided…officially….that mind control was not possible. MK-ULTRA was closed, officially, and its staff dispersed back into the agency to work on other projects. Gottlieb went on to lead a CIA program that created poisons and high-tech spy gadgets.
All these decades later, there is growing evidence that the MK-ULTRA program was a fake, if, in fact, there ever was a project MK-ULTRA. It should be noted that the person who ever said Whitey Bulger was part of the LSD project was Whitey Bulger and he only made that known after the government revealed MK-ULTRA program.
Actually, what the agency may have been doing was perfecting a truth serum and a Trojan Horse project like MK-ULTRA would shield the truth serum experiments from Soviet intelligence. The theory was that if the Soviet learned that the CIA was aware of its mole, that they would move him to protect their asset from being turned by the CIA.
Reports are that the agency poured millions of dollars into the truth serum experiments as a means to get information out of Soviets agents thought to be working within the CIA who, the agency figured, were somehow resistant to the usual interrogation methods.
When James Angleton became the agencies chief of Counterintelligence in 1954, he was absolutely certain that Moscow had somehow planted a mole deep inside the agency and that the mole had climbed to the highest reaches of the rapidly growing CIA. 


That belief became even strong when the US lost nuclear superiority because of Russian agent working within the US Government. Then, high placed British Intelligence officers Kim Philby and Donald MacLean were revealed to be Russian agents, both of whom had worked closely with Angleton on top-secret projects. KGB defectors also claimed that the CIA was compromised. What Angleton may have been planning was to find the mole, brainwash him and put him back in the field as a "Manchurian Candidate"

The convoluted killing of John Owens

 The murder of John Owens, and the related murders of Carvel K. Hatfield, Joseph Grieco, Philip A. Fiorino and David Long is a display of Baltimore’s underbelly from an age gone by and were it not for the senseless loss of life, the case would almost be a dark comedy on how not to murder someone.
On November 22,1970, an electrical contractor named John E. Owens, 38, got a call that his electrical shop had been firebombed. The bombing was a way t get Owens to leave the safety of his house. When he returned from the bombing scene, he was gunned down with two shotgun blasts as he stepped out of his car in front of his home in the 4600 block Manordene Road in Southwest Baltimore. The shotgun blasts him in the chest and stomach. He was dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.
A year and a half before, on June 11, 1969, three neatly dressed men, pretending to be detectives forced their way into Owens apartment and unloaded four bullets into him hitting him in the neck, and hands and then left him for dead. Before that, Owens was flagged down on the Beltway by a motorist who fired several shots at him but missed.
A few months later, Wayne Owens, John’s brother, fled Baltimore in fear for his life. explaining that someone had called his unlisted phone and said, “You and Grant are next.” When the caller hung up, Owens looked out the window to the front of his house and noticed that his car was gone. It was found later in the day, burned, in a nearby town.

Acting on a tip that killing was done as a Murder-for-Hire, Baltimore homicide detectives worked with the New York City police department to identify two New York Mafia figures considered possible suspects in the murder, both of whom were known as hitmen for hire. Police were vague on the details but did mention that one of the men was related to the head of a New York Mob Family. The Baltimore police also knew that the two hoods frequented a bar in Coney Island, which meant they were part of the Colombo Crime Family. That angle came to nothing.
Then, acting on information from police informants, on August 3, 1969, Owen’s estranged wife, Josephine, was arrested for plotting her husband’s murder. Indicted with her was Edward F. Mallon, a 28-year-old longshoreman; Gordon “Snapper” Williams, 31, Frank M. Watts, Jr., 29 and Rose Bowers, alias Rose Hill. Excluding Mallon, the group was charged with conspiring to murder John Owens and for conspiring to violate the forgery laws in printing counterfeit checks. The forgery and counterfeit charges stem from a raid earlier this month on-premises in the 3200 block St. Paul street, where police seized hundreds of counterfeit check forms, check paper, printer's type, and photographic development equipment.
Gordon R. “Snapper” Williams was sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Williams, Frank E. Watts, 29, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to murder and was also was given a 15-year sentence. Edward F. Mallon, 28, was ruled innocent by reason of insanity and was confined to a secured section of a state mental institution.
Edward Francis Mallon was a one-man crime wave. Born in Philadelphia but raised in Towson, a city just outside of Baltimore was accused of conspiring with or soliciting others to murder a Baltimore Police Sargent named Stephen Tabelirtg, who had been hot on Mallon’s trail as well as plotting to murder Fred K. Grant, assistant state's attorney. Grant and Charles E. Moylan, Jr., the state's attorney for Baltimore city and were conducting a large investigation into the murder for hire plot.
In 1965, Mallon was arrested and charged with the murder of Philip A. Fiorino, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a Baltimore county ditch on August 28, 1965. He was shot once in the chest at close range and twice in the head.
Two days before Fiorino's murder, Carvel K. Hatfield, an official in the bricklayers union was gunned down in the doorway of his North Baltimore home. Guido Iozzi, Jr., then president of the Baltimore Trades Council, was accused of conspiring to hire Fiorino to kill Hatfield.
The state's theory was that Mallon was brought in to clean up the connection between Fiorino and Iozzi. The case was brought to trial, but Mallon was acquitted when a key witness refused to testify during a trial. Iozzi was eventually found guilty on federal charges of labor racketeering and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Mallon was also accused in a murder-for-hire plot to end the life of a man named Joseph Grieco, the manager of the Miami nightclub on Baltimore’s once-notorious Block, an area filled with strip clubs and prostitutes.
Grieco and his wife had moved to Baltimore to several years before from Chicago where he was a minor player in Organized Crime, working mostly as a loan shark under his cousin, Joey Grieco, an underworld power on Chicago West Side.
The move to Baltimore didn’t take Joseph Grieco out of the mob, if anything, it dragged him further into it. A few days after he was murdered, a large number of bar owners on Baltimore slimy Block and known gamblers were subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury impaneled by Richard E. Moylan, Baltimore state's attorney who was looking into Grieco’s activities in an interstate white slave racket that also involved members of the Chicago Mob who were operating of the city of Cicero.
Aside from his mobster cousin, Joseph Grieco’s father was Julius “Juju” Grieco, a soldier in the Chicago mob who committed suicide in Florida in 1984. (He had all but lost a battle to cancer.)

Juju Griego made a fortune as an iron-fisted and much-feared pimp and porn salesman on Chicago’s West Side. In 1960, Juju was indicted for stealing more than $250,000 in overcharges from patrons to his strip club, the Show Lounge. When prosecutors requested Juju police record, which dated back to a murder charge in 1930, the were told that his records had vanished from the Chicago Police file system.
On March 20, 1969, Grieco, 38, was shot to death when three men forced their way into his car. Grieco had been shot behind the right ear, in the lower back and left wrist, probably with a 45-caliber automatic. He had been dead three or four hours on a quiet residential street when his body was discovered at 7.30 A.M. the following day by a passerby.
There were no weapons found in Greco’s bloody car, but investigators did find "two $10 bags of marijuana" in the glove compartment. They also noticed that Greco’s body had a fresh needle mark on one arm but no old scars from other needles. He didn’t carry a wallet and less than a dollar in change was found in his pocket. A check on his phone lines showed that Grieco has made an extraordinary number of calls to Chicago in the days just before he was killed. The police also learned that Grieco, once a ranking middleweight boxer who fought under the name Johnny Grecco, had gotten into a shuffle with four men in the week past and suffered a slight injury.
Grieco’s wife, a stripper professionally known as “Ginger” (Her given name was Melba Jean Grieco) was one of the three licensees of the Miami Club, had been missing for a month. Grieco had bought the bar in 1967 with Jacob Cohen, Melba Jean Grieco and Angelo Munafo and Angelo Glonoso. Just days before her husband was killed, Ginger Grieco had received $61,000 for the sale of the Minami Nite Club from the city. The Miami was later razed by the city to make way for, of all things, a new police station. But the club was scheduled to reopen near North Gay street.
Angelo Munafo

Angelo Munafo, another investor in the Miami was a member of the legendary Baltimore Crew, a faction of the Gambino crime family, now extinct, that once ran the Baltimore port. Munafo, a made member of the Gambino’s, had married well into the Crew’s leadership. He was a business partner of Julius “The Lord” Salisbury, head of Baltimore’s large Jewish mob, in several handbooks as well as money laundering. They were probably partners in the Oasis Nite Club on the Block.


Almost immediately after Grieco’s body was found, the police picked up one of his business partners, Leonard J. Ciaccio, who was also from Chicago and held him for questioning.
Ciaccio admitted that he and Grieco had left a bar, the Carousel, but that as they walked to their car, three men overpowered them and forced them into his car and drove off into the night. He said that he watched the men murder Grieco and that the killers then let him off with a warning not tell the police what he had seen.

The cops, of course, didn’t buy Ciaccio’s ridiculous story and charged him Grieco's murder. The state eventually dropped the case. However, in 1973, Ciaccio was convicted of illegal possession of a gun silencer and for tax avoidance concerning another dive he owned in Baltimore.
Police suspected that Mallon, who was hired to murder John Owns, hired the actual killer in the case, Gordon Snapper Williams, who also murdered John Owen’s, to murder Grieco. Exactly why they killed the powerfully connected Grieco isn’t known. He had either stolen from the mob or had turned snitch. One of those two things, combined with his suspected heroin addiction, would be enough reason for the Mob to kill him.
As for Josephine Owens, the wife, she was never brought to trial after the state's star witness, David W. Long, 28, a gas station operator, was shot to death, two shotgun blasts to the head as he parked his tow truck behind his home on Patapsco Avenue, on June 21, 1970. 


Three witnesses reported seeing a white Chevrolet sped away after the shooting at 12.19 A.M. Long had apparently reached for a .32-caliber pistol before he murdered, the gun was found on the seat inches away from him.
Josephine, named for her grandmother, Josephine Farace, was the sole beneficiary of her husband's will, which was said to control extensive and valuable real estate holding and cash. The state argued that Josephine Owens plotted to murder her husband rather than have the assets of the marriage reduced by splitting them between the couple.

Not that John Owens was above the fray either. Early on the day he was killed, Owens had been arrested on arson charges in connection with a fire at his summer home in Pasadena, a town in nearby Ann Arundel county, south of Baltimore. The charge was procuring and counseling to commit arson and procuring and counseling to commit arson to defraud an insurance company.
The police report stated that own had recruited to men, Wayne S. Ludwig and Thomas J. Corcoran, to burglarize and then set fire to his 4-story frame house in the Venice-On-The-Bay community. However, the fire fizzled and only caused about $3,500 damage to the attic and to a bedroom before the fire department arrived. When the plot behind the fire became known, the local police also charged Owen with being an accessory to a burglary, and with falsifying a report to police.
In 197o, Charles Battaglia, Josephine’s father, a used car dealer and poultry salesman was arrested and convicted of killing David W. Long, the state’s star witness against his daughter. The shot used in the murder was found, busted apart and sunk in mud, in a creek less than a quarter of a mile from Battaglia’s home.

The actual murderer, Robert Koch admitted to killing Long for Charles Battaglia for $5000 to keep him from testifying against his daughter. In 1974, Battaglia was given a new trial based on a legal technicality. A jury found him guilty in the murder of the state’s witness, however, due to another legal somersault, that conviction was dismissed in 1976.
Josephine Battaglia Owens moved to Tampa Florida and married a man named Robert Frank Easton in 1975 in Rockingham, Virginia