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Sandy Hook: The girl who doesn’t exist and her parents’ $0 home

About 3 months ago, I did a post on a curious couple named Joseph and Lynn Wasik who were interviewed by the media in the days immediately after the alleged massacre on Dec. 14, 2012 of 20 children and 6 adults by alleged lone gunman Adam Lanza at the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) in Newtown, Connecticut.

Although the Wasiks were not victims — their daughter, Alexis, not being one of Lanza’s victims — they readily made themselves available to the media, including this interview with Fox News on Dec. 16, 2012.

What caught my attention was how, during the entire 12-minute interview, Joseph kept his left hand at his daughter’s throat, undeterred by Alexis’ repeated attempts to free herself from his suffocating hold.


Each time Alexis moved his hand away from her throat, Joseph not only moved his hand back, he clasped his left hand with his right hand to better control Alexis, while the mother, Lynn, reinforced her husband’s grip by putting her hand on her husband’s left arm, thereby increasing the weight of Joseph’s hand against the girl’s throat.


Something very wrong was going on.

This is a follow-up on that post.

To begin, Email Finder says Joseph Wasik, born in 1969, age 46, who lives at 80 Engleside Terrace, Sandy Hook, CT 06482, has 5 relatives (Lisa J Bishop, Kristin Harlow Gingras, Lynn Marie Ingrassia, Michael J Ingrassia, Michael Andrew Ingrassia), none of whom is Alexis Wasik.

I then searched for “Lynn Wasik, Connecticut” on VerifyPast. It says she’s 44 years old; has lived at 80 Engleside Ter. since 2007; and has one relative: Joseph Wasik. No mention of Alexis.

Next, I conducted a search for “Alexis Wasik,” using three people search engines:

  1. I searched for the birth records of “Alexis Wasik” of Connecticut in VerifyPast. Result: No records.
  2. I searched for “Alexis Wasik” in The only result is an Alexia Wasik, who was born in Ohio.
  3. I searched for Alexis Wasik, female, born in Connecticut, whose parents are Joseph and Lynn Wasik in There were 25 results, none of which is Alexis Wasik. Most of the 25 are not even people whose last name is Wasik. When I modified the search to include the address “80 Engleside Terrace, Sandy Hook,” there were 10 results, only 5 of which were relevant (the other 5 results were of people whose last names weren’t Wasik.) The 5 relevant results are:
    1. Morgan Alexis Wasik, born on Jan 9, 1998 in Clark, Nevada, which would make this Wasik 14 years old at the time of the Sandy Hook shooting, which means this is not the Alexis Wasik in the Fox News video because she was identified as a third-grader, which means she was about 9 years old.
    2. The other 4 results were of U.S. School Yearbooks and U.S. Phone and Address Directories of an “Alexis Wasik” whose residence is in Michigan.

When I searched for “Joseph Wasik, Connecticut” in VerifyPast, his addresses previous to the present one in Sandy Hook included POB 6076, Rutland, VT 05702; 222 Bradley Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708, and 650 Mix Ave., Hamden, CT 06514.

So I searched for “Alexis Wasik” in “Vermont” on VerifyPast, but was told, once again, “no records”. I then expanded the search for Alexis Wasik to nationwide on VerifyPast. There are 4 records of “Alexis Wasik,” all of whom are in Michigan; one of whom is 86 years old.

In other words, according to 4 people search engines, Alexis Wasik, the daughter of Joseph and Lynn Wasik, does not exist.

There are some who claim that genealogy websites like do not publish personal information, such as birth records, of minors.

That is not true. Not only is there no disclaimer on to that effect, I was able to find personal data, specifically the SSDI (Social Security Death Index), of Lanza’s alleged child victims on precisely those genealogy websites, even though those children were first-graders — about 3 years younger than Alexis Wasik. See “Dec. 14 was date of death for every Sandy Hook massacre victim, except Adam Lanza“.

The last search I conducted was for the Wasiks’ home in Vision Government Solutions’ data base. The result:

Owner(s): Lynn Ingrassia and Joseph Wasik
Sale price: $0
Sale date: 12/25/09

Here’s a screen shot I took of the search result, showing the date and time when I took the screen shot (click image below to enlarge):

Joseph Wasik home on Vision Government Solutions

In other words, the Wasiks acquired their home for $0, just like the homes of 17 Sandy Hook victims, and those of the three selectmen (who make up Newtown’s governing body) and of non-victims Gene Rosen and the Phelps (who had made themselves readily available for TV interviews about the massacre) — all of which also had a sale price of $0 and a sale date of 12/25/09. (See “The strange purchase date and price of Sandy Hook homes“)

For links to all the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

Update (Oct. 5, 2015 – A):

FOTM reader Jan found a birth announcement in The (Danbury, CT) News-Times of May 27, 2004:


KELLEHER – A daughter, Shannon Theresa, to Thomas and Patricia Kelleher of Cornfield Ridge, Newtown, May 15, 2004. WASIK – A daughter, Alexis Marie, to Joseph and Lynn Wasik of 80 Engleside Terrace, Sandy Hook, May 15, 2004. GREENWICH HOSPITAL ANASTACIO – A daughter, Abigail Olivia, to Stacey and Felipe Anastacio of Carmel, NY., May 2, 2004. FOSS – A daughter, Ava Belle, to Mr. and Mrs. Cody Foss of Sandy Hook, May 9, 2004.

Given this birth announcement, I wonder why the genealogy and people-search websites don’t have a listing for Alexis Wasik?

Of course, anyone can put a birth announcement in a newspaper, which was what Obama’s maternal grandparents did — an announcement of Barack Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961, published on page B-6 of the Honolulu Advertiser of August 13, 1961. I have personally seen the announcement on a microfilm in a major U.S. university library. But as we all know, the newspaper announcement of his birth is not a birth certificate certifying that Obama was born in Honolulu. What Obama proffered to be an image of his birth certificate has been determined by document forensics experts to be a fake.

UPDATE (Oct. 5, 2015 – B):

FOTM reader Crom found another page of New-Times birth announcements, listing three May 2004 births at Danbury Hospital, none of which is Alexis Wasik, whose birth was on May 15, 2004, according to the previous birth announcement (see above under “Update Oct. 5, 2015 – A). Below are the May 2004 births according to this page:


SCHULTZ – A son, Mason James, to Brian Schultz and Nina Setaro of Washington, May 7, 2004. COLE – A son, Javan James, to Tim and Melanie Cole of Summit Street, Danbury, May 17, 2004. HECK – A daughter, Madison Kathleen, to Michael and Jacqueline Heck of East Liberty Street, Danbury, May 21, 2004.

Alexis Wasik’s birth on May 15, 2004, should be between Mason James Schultz’s (on May 7, 2004) and Javan James Cole’s (on May 17, 2004). But it isn’t.

Why the discrepancy between the two sets of birth announcements?


Toward a Class Action Lawsuit Against Sandy Hook “Charities”

Dr. Eowyn:

Compelling evidence that one of the Sandy Hook child victims, Avielle Richman, is a fictitious person and not the daughter of gun-control advocates Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel. The girl is alive, the daughter of Curtis and Michelle Urbina, who have previous ties to gun control activist Monte Frank, the attorney representing the respondents in Wolfgang Halbig’s FOI hearings.

At the end of this post from Memory Hole blog is contact information for anyone who has donated to the phony Avielle Richman Foundation, to join a class action lawsuit.

UPDATE (Sept. 16, 2015):

Facebook took down Sandy Hook skeptic Tony Mead’s post on Avielle Richman’s similarities to Lenie Urbina, allegedly because of a third party complaint that Mead’s post infringed on/violated their rights. Here are the FB notices:

Tony Mead Facebook

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

Barry Miller

CU-1 The Avielle Foundation – “Founded on December 14, 2012”

Avielle Rose Richman apparently was one of the 26 children and educators killed on December 14th, 2012. According to The Avielle Foundation’s Facebook page, the foundation was founded December 14th, 2012, the very same day Avielle was supposedly murdered. The Avielle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing violence through brain health research and fostering community.

CU-2-1024x650 Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel with Anderson Cooper of CNN

As responsible parents and scientists, when Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were confronted with the reality that their 6 year old daughter Avielle was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as scientists they wanted answers as to what would lead a person to commit such brutal acts of violence.

This undated photo provided by the Avielle Foundation shows Avielle Richman, 6, who was killed in the shooting massacre by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. As scientists, her parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel, wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. On Monday, April 15, 2013, they announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal of reducing violence. (AP Photo/The Avielle Foundation) This undated photo provided by the Avielle Foundation shows Avielle Richman, 6, who was killed in the shooting…

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Sandy Hook hoax: 6 signs that school was closed before massacre

The alternative media have blogged and made countless YouTube videos on what Wolfgang Halbig calls “things that don’t make sense” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) shooting massacre of 20 first-graders and 6 adults on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Some of those “things that don’t make sense” are emergency medical helicopters not being called to the scene, parents showing no grief, donation websites with creation dates that preceded the massacre, government’s continuing refusal to release the death certificates and burial sites of the alleged victims, and homes with a sale transaction date of 12/25/2009 and a $0 sale price.

Recently, I undertook a review of the “things that don’t makes sense,” which led me to conclude that the crux — the decisive and most important issue — of whether the massacre actually happened is this:

Was Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) operational on December 14, 2012, or had it long been abandoned?

If the school already was closed, no children or teachers would be there on December 14 to be gunned down by Adam Lanza.

Here’s the evidence supporting the contention that SHES had long been abandoned:

1. What school’s neighbors said

In an interview with Halbig on Truth Radio Show on March 21, 2014, Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi said (5:45 mark), “The school’s been closed down for God knows how long. [Neighbors] can’t understand why there were kids in that building because it was condemned.”

2. Reports of SHES being contaminated with asbestos, requiring expensive repairs

SHES was built in 1956. Several reports in local newspaper The Newtown Bee indicate that years before the massacre, SHES was in a state of disrepair and contaminated with environmental toxins.

As examples, in 2002, Consulting Engineering Services recommended to the school district that SHES be “worked on in 2010 over a nine-month period” to upgrade and renovate its heating and ventilation system at a cost of $4.5 million.Two years later, in 2004, the Newtown Board of Education was told “there were serious problems with the Sandy Hook elementary school roof.” Four years later, in 2008, there was yet more bad news: SHES was contaminated with asbestos. (Remember that 2008 date.)

On October 5, 2013, nearly 10 months after the massacre, a city referendum passed by over 90% in support of the demolition and rebuilding of SHES with a generous $49.25 million grant from the State of Connecticut. The reason given for the demolition was “asbestos abatement”. On Dec. 2, 2013, Newtown’s Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell issued a report to justify the already-approved demolition. He said that “had the town decided to reoccupy the school on Dickinson Drive, it would have faced a daunting and possibly insurmountable challenge regarding the presence of hazardous materials” because the school was contaminated by not just asbestos, but also PCBs under the flooring and in the foundations and footings.

Just think: If the city already knew in 2008 that the school was contaminated with asbestos and, in 2013, used the contamination to justify tearing it down, why would the same asbestos-contaminated school be safe for children and teachers to inhabit from 2008 through 2012? If SHES had remained open, wouldn’t the school district be sued for endangering public health?

It makes more sense that the school was shut down in 2008 and remained closed, until the massacre provided Newtown with the financial means — a windfall of $50 million from the state — to tear down the school and build a swanky, state-of-the-art replacement.

new Sandy Hook Elementary School

3. Photographic evidence of an abandoned school

Crime scene photos of the exterior and interior of SHES — from the website of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and from a batch of photos that Halbig obtained via Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), some of which are posted on James Fetzer’s blog — are consistent with the appearance of an abandoned school.

Moss and grime covered the school building; repairs were left undone. Especially noteworthy, as pointed out by Fetzer, is a dangerous, exposed metal rod on an exterior staircase (see #3 in photo below):

SHES exterior staircase

Classrooms and hallways were used for storage, jammed with furniture and office supplies. If those rooms and hallways were actually in an operational school, then SHES was in clear violation of the fire safety code.

SH classroom5


Then there is this photo of a pile of dust underneath an alleged bullet hole in a wall outside Room 1C, which looks suspiciously like the debris from someone drilling a pretend “bullet” hole into the ceramic wall-tile.

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I’ve painted red circles around the “bullet” hole and the little pile of drilled dust underneath.

4. Absence of designated handicapped parking spaces and signage

But we don’t need crime scene photos for visual indicators of a long abandoned school. The many aerial photographic and video images of Sandy Hook Elementary School’s parking lot taken by news media on the day of the massacre would suffice, such as the one below from a CNN news video.

CNN's Sandy Hook school

Although the above CNN image shows a wheelchair symbol painted on a parking space closest to the school’s front door, it is not painted in the now-familiar blue and white colors that have become ubiquitous certainly by 2012.

As an example, an August 22, 2011 article by Debbie Moore for My Parking Sign stated:

Americans with Disabilities Act signed in 1990 … details guidelines for every public area that needs to provide with ample accessibility options for the disabled….

ADA states the following rules that need to be followed while posting accessibility signs in designated areas –

  1. The international symbol of accessibility should be posted on all accessible parking spaces marking the reserved spot. The accessibility symbol is the well-known picture of a person using a wheelchair on top of a blue background.
  2. Van-accessible parking spaces to have additional ‘text’ or ‘sign’ below the accessibility symbol to mark the van-accessible area specifically.
  3. Signs should be placed at such a height (at least 60 inches above surface) that they do not get obscured by any parked vehicles or other obstructions. ADA handicap parking signs (commonly known as Access Signs) posted must be viewable from the drivers’ seat of the vehicle and located right in view of parking spaces.”

The picture below shows the upright handicap signs that should be, but were not, in SHES’s parking lot.


Indeed, Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 14-253a(h), clearly states that “Parking spaces designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities on or after October 1, 1979, and prior to October 1, 2004, shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be fifteen feet wide including three feet of cross hatch, or parallel to a sidewalk on a public highway.”

Referring to that Connecticut state law, a 2009 ordinance of the town of Monroe, CT, about 9 miles from Newtown, specified that “Exterior accessible parking spaces [for the handicapped] shall be located on the shortest route . . . and identified by both a standing sign and painted on the pavement.

But aerial images of SHES’s parking lot, including the CNN image, show no upright blue-and-white handicap signs nor blue-and-white colored handicap parking spaces, which would make the school in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the subsequent ADA Amendments Act of 2008 that broadened the meaning of disabilities. Unless, of course, the school had been closed since 2008.

5. Absence of Internet activity 2008-2013

I believe the most compelling evidence that SHES had long been abandoned before the 2012 massacre is the testimony from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine of the school’s lack of of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 through all of 2012.

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the Internet which uses a special software to crawl and download all publicly accessible World Wide Web pages. It was Jungle Server who first discovered that the Wayback Machine shows an absence of Internet activity from SHES since 2008 — the same year when the school was found to be contaminated with asbestos.

To verify Jungle Surfer’s claim, I searched for SHES’s website,, on the Wayback Machine, the result of which is below, showing the school’s lack of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 to mid-2013. By mid-2013, we are told SHES temporarily had relocated to the nearby town of Monroe, about 9 miles from Newtown. You are invited to replicate and verify what I did by going here.

Image 15 - SHES Internet activity

6. Halbig’s FOI Hearing

On April 24, 2015, more than two years after Halbig first asked questions about Sandy Hook by phoning and writing letters to Connecticut officials invoking the FOIA, the state finally granted him the first of two hearings before the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission. The respondents were the Newtown Police Department, First Selectman Patricia Llodra, the Town of Newtown, and Newtown’s Board of Education. They were represented by attorney Monte Frank, a gun-control activist who founded Team 26, a cycling group that lobbies for gun control.

The purpose of the hearing was to determine if Newtown improperly withheld documents requested by Halbig. Halbig claims that he had requested the following documents from the respondents, but was denied — the denial being a violation of FOIA:

  1. SHES maintenance work orders, including:
    1. Copies of all maintenance work orders submitted by SHES principal Dawn Hochsprung (one of Lanza’s alleged victims who, strangely, was interviewed by The Bee about the massacre) or her designee to the school district maintenance department for any repairs, new classroom doors or painting from July 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.
    2. Copies signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs together with time stamps showing job completion.
  2. Copies of all emails to and from Hochsprung and her assistant to various school district departments, e.g., food services provider, from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

The requested documents presumably could prove that the school was operational on the day of the massacre.

In a post on April 25, 2015, an anonymous contributor to, a blog that claims to debunk Sandy Hook “conspiracy theorists,” triumphantly crowed that the FOI hearing was a “total failure” for Halbig because attorney Frank said time-stamped SHES maintenance work orders signed by Hochsprung or her designee had been made available to Halbig six months before the hearing. is much too hasty and mistaken in its crowing for in a memo on June 25, 2015, titled “Transmittal of Proposed Final Decision,” the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) states the following:

“it is found that the respondents, through counsel, informed the complainant [Halbig] that the respondents maintained 45 records responsive to the complainant’s request described in paragraph 2(a)(i), above, and that they would be provided upon payment of the copying fee. […]

It is found that the respondents’ counsel also informed the complainant that his request described in paragraph 2(a)(i), above, was vague, overly broad, and that it was not a request for ‘specific documents and would require research and analysis not required under the FOI Act.‘”

Most importantly, the FOIC states:

“It is found that . . . the respondents, through counsel, also informed the complainant that the town had no records responsive to the request described in paragraph 2(a)(ii), above.”

Note that paragraph 2(a)(i) in the FOIC memo is 1A in this post (see above), i.e., copies of all maintenance work orders submitted by SHES principal Dawn Hochsprung or her designee to the school district maintenance department for any repairs, new classroom doors or painting from July 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

Note that paragraph 2(a)(ii) in the FOIC memo is 1B in this post, i.e., copies signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs together with time stamps showing job completion.

By saying that “the town had no records responsive to the request described in paragraph 2(a)(ii),” the FOIC means the town of Newtown does not have documents signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs [to SHES] together with time stamps showing job completion.

Furthermore, the FOIC memo also states:

“It is found that the respondents’ counsel also informed the complainant that his request described in paragraph 2(b)(i), above, was vague, overly broad, and that it . . . ‘would require research and analysis not required under the FOI Act.'”

Note that FOIC’s paragraph 2(b)(i) is document 2 in this post, i.e., copies of all emails to and from Hochsprung and her assistant to various school district departments, e.g., food services provider, from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

In other words, Newtown cannot produce evidence that in the months preceding the massacre from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012, repairs were made on Sandy Hook Elementary School or that Hochsprung had exchanged emails with school district departments.

The reason is a simple one: the school was not operational, having been closed down for years, most probably since 2008 when it was discovered to be contaminated with asbestos.

Go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page for links to other posts on this hoax.


Virginia TV shooting and Sandy Hook: WDBJ general manager and the coroner

Jeffrey A. Marks is the president and general manager of WDBJ TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, which is now infamous because two of its employees — reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward — were gunned down and killed on August 26, 2015, by disgruntled ex-employee Vester Lee Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams, who killed himself after a 5-hour manhunt.

H. Wayne Carver was the chief medical examiner of the State of Connecticut who oversaw the autopsies of the 20 children and 6 adults allegedly killed by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Five months after the massacre, on May 23, 2013, Carver announced he was retiring, after 31 years as a medical examiner.

Here are pictures of the two men. Note that the pic of Marks was taken more than 3 years after the pic of Carver. If they are the same person, Marks’ pic would be Carver 3 years older.

WDBJ station general manager Jeff Marks; Sandy Hook coroner Wayne Carver

Now let’s compare the two men’s ears. You can’t fake ears.

Jeff Marks & Wayne Carver ears

Here are close-ups of the two men’s ears. Note the similarities in folds and other anatomical features:

Jeff Marks & Wayne Carver right ear

Below are two videos to compare the two men’s voices. Note that both men punctuate their speech with “urr”.

WDBJ president and station general manager Jeffrey Marks:

Sandy Hook medical examiner Wayne Carver’s press conference:

Jeffrey Marks has a barebone page on LinkedIn, with none of the usual professional information one usually finds on LinkedIn, such as education and employment history. Marks’ LinkedIn page contains only:

  1. Under “Experience,” his present job title of President and General Manager, WDBJ TV Inc.
  2. A recommendation for a woman named Faith York, Senior Training Specialist, who seems to train choruses. The recommendation ends with this cryptic sentence: “January 27, 2011, Jeffrey was with another company when working with Faith at Spurwink Services”. (Spurwink Services or Spurwink School is a mental health and special education agency in Portland, Maine serving people diagnosed with autism and other behavioral special needs in the nursery, elementary and secondary educational levels and young adults.)

Wikipedia, however, says that “On July 1, 2007, Jeffery A. Marks was named as the [WDBJ] station’s general manager.

Are Marks and Carver the same man? What do you think?

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~Éowyn and Victoria Rivera (née Muramoto)

Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, May 1, 2001:

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.” […]

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone?

Originally posted on Memory Hole:, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014. This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015.


On July 29, 2014 a notice retrieved from Internet Archive for announces:


We apologize for the inconvenience, but Crisis Actors is currently undergoing maintenance.

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Sandy Hook families each gets $94k to settle lawsuits against Lanza estate

Americans are notorious for our litigiousness. One of the many curiosities of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings of December 14, 2012, is that, unlike other school shootings, the families of the alleged victims of alleged killer Adam Lanza had not filed lawsuits. (See my post of March 29, 2014, “Why are there no Sandy Hook lawsuits?”)

Two long years after the alleged massacre, however, some of them finally sued, although each victim family had already received MILLIONS of dollars in donations from individual Facebook sites, organized Sandy Hook charities like United Way, and the $11.6 million Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Some of those Facebook and charity sites, curiously, had been created before the alleged massacre, that is, before the alleged victims actually became victims. See:

Three groups of defendants are the targets of lawsuits:

  1. The manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle allegedly wielded by Lanza.
  2. The town of Newtown and its board of education.
  3. The estate of Nancy Lanza — Adam’s mother whom he allegedly had killed before he allegedly drove to the school — for carelessly allowing her son access to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that he allegedly used in the alleged massacre.

For more on the above lawsuits, please see my post “Sandy Hook families sue Lanza estate, as Newtown demolishes the Lanza home”.

Andrew Gorosko reports for The Newtown Bee, August 3, 2015, that the 16 plaintiffs in lawsuits that were filed earlier this year against the estate of Nancy Lanza would receive nearly $94,000 each in a proposed settlement of those legal claims., according to a July 31 letter by Angelo A. Ziotas to Probate Judge Joseph A. Egan, Jr.

Ziotas is the attorney representing one of the litigants, the estate of child victim James Mattioli.

The other plaintiffs are:

  • The estates (i.e., families) of child victims Emilie Parker, Grace McDonnell, Jack Pinto, Charlotte Bacon, Jessica Rekos, Daniel Barden, Dylan Hockley, Jesse Lewis, and Benjamin Wheeler.
  • The estates of adult teachers Rachel D’Avino, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, and Victoria Soto.
  • Teachers Natalie Hammond and Deborah Pisani whom Lanza had wounded, not killed.

According to Ziotas, the 16 plaintiffs each would receive equal portions of the $1.5 million value of a home insurance policy that Nancy Lanza had on her house at 36 Yogananda Street. When that amount is divided by 16, each of the plaintiffs would receive $93,750 from the insurance firm.

The Lanza home at 36 Yogananda St., now demolished

The Lanza home at 36 Yogananda St., now demolished

According to the lawsuit filed by the majority of the plaintiffs, Nancy Lanza, at some point before the shooting incident, bought a Bushmaster AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. The suit states: “The weapon was an assault rifle designed for military use in modern warfare. The Bushmaster was built to spray rapid fire and pierce body armor in order to inflict maximum casualties on the battlefield, but was sold to the general public by its manufacturer and various other business entities, even though it had no practical civilian purpose for self-defense or reasonable sporting activities.”

The lawsuit claims that Nancy Lanza carelessly and with negligence kept the gun stored unsecured in her home where Adam Lanza had access to it, which was a “substantial factor” in the deaths and injuries of the plaintiffs. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the Mattioli estate states that Nancy allowed her son access to the weapon although she knew or should have known that “his mental and emotional condition made him a danger to others.”

The defendant named in the lawsuits is Samuel Starks, the administrator of Nancy Lanza’s estate, who estimated the family home at 36 Yogananda St., to be worth about $64,000. But the house, in an affluent section of Newtown, was assessed at $523,000 at one point, according to The Hartford Courant .

Vision Government Solutions had the ownership history for 36 Yogananda as:

  • Sold to Estate of Nancy J. Lanza on 2/1/2013 for $0
  • Sold to Nancy Lanza on 2/8/2011 for $0

Note: When a house changes hands from one family member to another, as in a divorce, the sale of the property is usually listed as $0. See also “The strange purchase date and price of Sandy Hook homes.”

The last time I checked, the ownership of the house had reverted to Ryan Lanza, Adam’s older brother. But The Courant says that “The house was donated to the town [Newtown] by a New Jersey bank that took over the mortgage that Nancy Lanza had on the property.”

In January, the city of Newtown voted to demolish the Lanza home, just as the city had also demolished Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES), allegedly for asbestos contamination (see “Was Sandy Hook Elementary School already abandoned before the massacre“).

Consigli Construction

The construction workers of Consigli Construction who tore down the school were all sworn to secrecy by signing confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information about the building. Why the secrecy?

Note: The Italian word consigli means “advice or counsel,” as in consigliere to a mafia don or crime boss.

The family-owned Consigli Construction Construction is also building a new replacement SHES, with a generous grant of $50 million from the State of Connecticut, i.e., Connecticut taxpayers.

According to The Newtown Bee, in 2002, engineering consultants had recommended to the Sandy Hook school district that SHES be merely renovated with upgrades to the school’s ventilation systems to meet indoor air quality codes, at a cost of $5 million. The work was supposed to have begun in 2010, over a 9-month period, which meant Sandy Hook Elementary School likely was already abandoned before the massacre.

So the same construction company has the lucrative contract to both tear down the asbestos-contaminated old school and rebuild a $50 million new one. Pretty neat deal.

In October 2014, Consigli broke ground for the new $50 million 87,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art school to replace the old 70,000 sq. ft. building. The new building “will include three classroom wings, two of which are two-stories that overlook central courtyards. Breakout spaces in the form of treehouses will be built to create an alternate learning environment. The new school will incorporate the most current and advanced educational approaches, security and design.”

Sandy Hook Elementary School

new Sandy Hook Elementary School

For all the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.