Humanity In Crisis, Part 6: Weapons of Mass Insanity

Nuclear tests in the 1950s — with soldiers marching into the test zone

by Dee McLachlan

I have always found it astonishing that leaders would build up such an arsenal of weapons — so large — that it could obliterate humanity from the planet.

Two countries — the US and Russia — currently have a total of 900 missiles and 2581 strategic nuclear warheads (that we know of) on launch-ready status. The total explosive power of these weapons is about 1185 Mt (megatons, or 1.185 billion tons of TNT equivalent explosive power). That is a ton of TNT for every family on the planet. [Read more…]

Which Matters More: Impunity Or Immunity?

Certificate of immunity for a diplomat

by Mary W Maxwell

A frequent Commenter to, Speculator 247, has asked Gumshoe to answer the following question:

“Government persons act like they can commit crime with impunity. At the same time, they do, to some extent, try to obscure and keep a great deal of these actions out of the public’s awareness. Also, they’ve led the people to believe that spies/diplomats are allowed by law to do things that most of us would be prosecuted for. So I wondered if that idea was recorded anywhere, and does it extend to others whom we may not recognize as spies/diplomats?”

In the above byline I did not append LLB to my name, as I am not sufficiently confident that I am going to give up-to-date law here. But I can certainly give the spirit of the law, which has not changed.

First, Speculator’s statement that “Government persons act like they can commit crime with impunity” is true.  They DO act like that. But the reason is not that their behavior is legal – surely it is 100% illegal. They get away with it because we don’t crack down on them. [Read more…]

What Hath Martin Bryant Wrought?

Martin, Maurice, and Lindy Bryant, circa 1975

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

You just never know where things will lead. A huge miscarriage of justice occurred in the 1996 Port Arthur case, and many Australians do not plan to put up with it.

Let’s say 2,000 are opposed to the continued incarceration of Martin Bryant.  I draw that figure from the fact that 3,200 people have signed Cherri Bonney’s petition at for “an inquest for all our sakes.”

I’m guessing, generously, that 1,000 of those people are not Australian (there is no national rule on signing petitions). So I use the 2,000 figure. But we could easily multiply that by 10, as only some folks ever know that a petition exists. [Read more…]

Do Vaccines Cause ill Health?

(L) Richard Moskowitz, MD , and (R) Dr Toni Bark

by Dee McLachlan

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has supported the current national “no jab, no play” policy. He also is pressing for a further move — to stop unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres and preschools across Australia.

Wait. How many vaccinations are enough? Who decides such a thing? It is, after all, a decision, not a “fact.” I trawled for some statistics and came up with a helpful American list at the website:

  • 1950 – 3 childhood vaccines typically given when a child entered school.
  • 1983 – 10 recommended vaccines by the age of 6 years old (24 doses, 7 injections, 4 oral doses for polio).
  • 2010 – the CDC vax schedule totaled 68 doses with more than half given by the time a child was only a year and a half old.
  • 2016 – 74 doses by age 17.

[Read more…]

Refreshments Will Be Served at Wednesday’s Fringe

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Martin Bryant will turn 50 in two months. I will turn 70 in a couple of weeks. Neither of those things calls for a celebration, though in the old days we might have gone the whole hog.

Bryant’s problem is that he’s never going to get out of there. Every birthday for him is “more of same.” As for moi not being in a celebratory mood, I just don’t see our collective situation improving – quite the opposite. We are on a downhill track.

That said, please come to the Adelaide Fringe on March 15 at 3pm. The venue is the Burnside Library Hall. No tix; it’s free. [Read more…]

An Accomplice Ruins the Whole Story

Seascape cottage

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

Editor’s note: This was Part 11 of Bryant’s Anniversary Series.

It is wonderful to see that another court case in Tasmania is proceeding apace. That is the new appeal of convicted murderess Sue Neill-Fraser. Gumshoe is not going to put resources into that case, but it has provided me with a clue about Martin Bryant.

Of course there is plenty already to show that Bryant was a patsy and had nothing whatsoever to do with the massacre at the Broad Arrow Café on April 28, 1996. But I have just noticed something about the logic of “accomplices.”

During the siege at Seascape, which involved a hostage-taking, it was acknowledged by police that more than one gunman had appeared at a time. Someone was shooting from the roof of one of the other buildings at Seascape, while Martin was holed up in the cottage. [Read more…]

New Life New Hope

by Cathy Jameson

Editor’s Note: This was first published at

Five of our friends are due in the next few months.  Years ago, I never used to be nervous when people announced that they were having babies. I love new babies!  But now, with how many challenges new parents face — including being bombarded with an unnecessary vaccine minutes after baby arrives, nervous is the best word to use.  Two of our friends are having what I call organic babies though.

What’s an “organic” baby?  It’s a baby whose parents are opting out of some of society’s pre- and post-natal standards. That includes vaccines. [Read more…]

Wernher von Braun and The Dirty Dozen

bundesarchiv_bild_146-1978-anh-024-03_peenemunde_dornberger_olbricht_brandt_vFirst rank (L to R), General Dr W Dornberger (partially hidden), General Friedrich Olbricht (with Knight’s Cross), Major Heinz Brandt, and Wernher von Braun (in civil garment) at Pennemünde, in March 1941 

By G5

Editor’s note. Normally Gumshoe requires each writer to list his/her credentials. An exception is made with G5:

Wernher Magnus Maximillian Freiherr von Braun was a Nazi SS Sturmbannfuhrer, a descendant of The Junkers. The land owning, civil service elite, officer class of The Prussian Military. He had a privileged life.

Although a very average student. He was moved along his 12th Grade, and graduated a year ahead.

He joined The Verein Raumschiffaart, German Military, Army Ordnance Office, under Walter Dornberger in 1932, and was sent to The University of Berlin to study Physics and Engineering. [Read more…]

Open Letter to Aussies Who Reject the Port Arthur Conspiracy Theory and Insist “It Was Him”


Ad as it appeared on page 17 of The Adelaide Advertiser, Feb 23, 2017

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

Dear Aussies Who Hate “Conspiracy Theory,” and Who Believe that Martin Bryant Was the Killer at Port Arthur,

Someday you may be arrested for something you did not do. You may think you can straighten it out. In the first place, you may think the normal workings of the law will take care of the mistake. Or, if that fails, you will get members of your family or community to seek redress for you.

I have news for you. It will not turn out like you think. The courts have stopped doing the right thing. It is a very, VERY frightening situation. I follow it rather closely as regards both the Australian and American legal scene. Trust me, for the moment: it is not like it used to be. [Read more…]

Elias Davidsson’s Latest: The Betrayal of India

mumbaiThe Taj Hotel

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD

I have in my hand a remarkable book, hot off the press, about the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The author, Elias Davidsson, entitles it The Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence. You’d have to go on vacation to study the whole tome; it’s 882 pages in the shade. But Davidsson, as a pre-eminent critic of 9-11, has an established style. He attacks terrorist incidents by digging through court testimony, police press conferences, “contradictions,” and so forth.

I ask “Is Elias quintuplets?” because I do not see how one man could pull this book off. It is complex and as in-depth as you would expect from a team of five. [Read more…]

Australia and The Iraq War: Some New Revelations

By James O’Neill*

On 25 February 2017 the Sydney Morning Herald published an exclusive story they entitled “The Secret Iraq Dossier”.  The news item and a follow up piece in the SMH of 27 February 2017 was based on a Defence Department analysis written by Dr Albert Palazzo from the Directorate of Army Research and Analysis, a military think tank.  The SMH obtained a redacted copy of Dr Palazzo’s report under Freedom of Information legislation.

The analysis was written between 2008 and 2011 and runs to 572 pages.  There has been very little reaction to the Herald’s revelations in the Australian media.  The Defence Ministry itself dismissed the Palazzo Report as “an unofficial history” which only represented the author’s own opinions.  If they differed from those opinions they were careful not to say so. [Read more…]

Prove To Us That You Are NOT “Fake News”


by Dee McLachlan

For several years now Gumshoe News has been trying to get a response from the mainstream media (MSM) on anything to do with 9-11. But Australia’s MSM just plainly refuses to discuss any of the facts surrounding September 11 — especially on subjects like the (part free fall) collapse of Building 7.

When confronted with the topic, radio hosts like ABC’s Jon Faine will denigrate anyone questioning the official story. And ABC’s popular scientist, Dr Karl, just shies away from the science of the three collapsed buildings. [Read more…]

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