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sorcha : Putin Urges Calm As India Readies Nuclear Forces//Tom hen. update // icke

--thursday 27.of-11.08, Sorcha Faal wrote :
De: Sorcha Faal <>
Objet: Putin Urges Calm As India Readies Nuclear Forces
Date: jeudi 27 Novembre 2008, 13 h 00

[Ed. Note: This report should be read from its website location at
as this email copy does not
contain the links embedded in the original report.]

November 27, 2008

Putin Urges Calm As India Readies Nuclear Forces

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Russian Foreign Ministry sources are reporting that Prime Minister Putin
has telephoned India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to react
to the attacks upon his Mumbai with ‘calm’ after being informed by Singh
that he has invoked India’s National Security Act which puts their
Nuclear Forces on ‘full alert’.

India’s NDTV News Service is further reporting that their elite Marine
Commando Forces (MCF) are continuing their battles against the terrorist
forces holding an estimated 150 hostages and that the death toll is over
200 dead with nearly 1,000 wounded.

Indian Military Intelligence sources are also reporting to the FSB that
the initial ‘confessions’ of those terrorists apprehended show that they
are from Pakistan and had entered into Mumbai with what is being termed
a ‘strategic attack plan’ giving full details of the attack including
the security plans and procedures of all hotels targeted in these

As we had previously reported on in our previous report,
“Kissinger-Obama Team Targeted In Horrific India Terror Attack”,
Pakistan’s Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] and US CIA
forces are believed to be the ‘masterminds’ behind these attacks in
order to derail President-Elect Obama’s attempts to bring a permanent
peace to the Southeast Asia in his hopes of averting Total Global War.

This latest attack against India, these reports continue, appear to have
permanently destroyed Obama’s hopes for achieving this peace as the
tensions between the nuclear armed Nations of India and Pakistan which
were already near the breaking point over Pakistan’s ISI intelligence
services bombing of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan in July and which
killed over 40 people.

Newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Asif Ali Zardari, who ascended to
power after the ISI’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, has sought to
reign in the power of the rogue agency but only with limited success,
and as we can read as reported by the Los Angles Times News Service:

“Pakistan's powerful spy agency, the Directorate of Inter-Services
Intelligence, has quietly shut down a unit that for decades spied on
domestic politicians and exerted shadowy influence in affairs of state.

Analysts described the decision to deactivate the ISI's "political
as the latest in a series of steps meant to separate the army and the
security apparatus from domestic politics -- and also to rehabilitate
the spy agency's battered public image.

The ISI, which nurtured the Taliban movement in the 1990s, has been
dogged by allegations that elements within the agency are acting in
concert with Islamic militant groups. Those tensions came to a head
earlier this year when U.S. intelligence officials confronted Pakistan's
new civilian government with evidence of ISI complicity in militant
activities, including the July bombing of the Indian Embassy in
Afghanistan, and demanded agency reforms.

At the height of its powers, the ISI's secretive political wing rigged
national elections and arrested and intimidated domestic opponents,
according to public accounts provided by some retired ISI officials.”

Not being understood by the American people about the attacks upon India
is their Bush Administrations long push to have the Indian government
and military factions join with them in their attempt to enjoin our
World in Total War, and which up until today India has strongly resisted
and which after today their own peoples may not allow them to do.

If the worst is to be expected, than our World will see a rapid
escalation of hostilities between India and Pakistan leading to nuclear
strikes which will destroy the already bankrupt Nation of Pakistan and
lead to the ‘last buffer’ between the West and its goal of South and
Central Asia hegemony over the last remaining proven oil and gas riches
on Earth to be removed.

However, Russia, Iran and China have vowed that should the West attempt
this move against them they will respond, and which as of this moment
the Western Powers appear ready to accept, no matter how many hundreds
of millions of our human race will be killed.

To those remaining skeptical over the United States and its Western
Allies intentions to engulf the entire World in flames in order to
insure their extravagant lifestyles while over half of our human race is
starving to death, this attack on India should dispel any of their
remaining illusions.  

© November 27, 2008 EU and US all rights reserved.
  Sorcha Faal
tom heneghan....
UPDATE on India False Flag Attacks Tied to East German Stasi DVD and Pakistani ISI
by Tom Heneghan
International Intelligence Expert
People duck as gunshots are fired from inside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai  Reuters
Luggages are seen near a pool of blood after shootings by unidentified assailants at a railway station in Mumbai   Reuters
Thursday  November 27, 2008 as of 5:15 a.m. PST
As of this hour the President of India has concluded the attacks against Mumbai aka Bombay were directed from outside forces aka the Pakistani ISI
with direct funding from the East German Stasi DVD Deutsche Bank.
The paramilitary group, which entered India by sea using naval and cargo vessels that have direct links to the gang of Somalia pirates,
 have been operating unchecked off the shores of Africa and south Asia for at least four years.
Indian Intelligence sources tell us that the dots have been directly connected between the Pakistani ISI, the East German Stasi DVD and the Bush-Clinton-Gary Best-Mossad riddled Crime Family Syndicate.
Indian Intelligence officials inform us that the funding for the Somalia pirates and the current paramilitary group aka scripted mercenaries, is directly linked to the Hamburg, Germany "Becker" cell and the East German Stasi DVD Deutsche Bank.
It should be remember that in various terrorist trials in German involving 9/11, FBI Director Robert Mueller took the 5th Amendment concerning the identity of various alleged terrorists because of their links to U.S. Intelligence and the Israeli Mossad dating as far back to the early days of Iran Contra.
Indian Intelligence officials have told us that the Indian counter-terrorist official, who was allegedly killed in the paramilitary attack, had actually been compromised by the Pakistani ISI, which allowed the Pakistani ISI paramilitary group, tied to the Somalia pirates, commandeer Indian Naval vessels and actually use these vessels to arrive in Mumbai aka Bombay.
The late Indian counter-terrorist official may have also had a role in the assassination of the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The late Indian anti-terrorist official is not Hindu but a described Muslim.
         At this hour, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is actually trying to negotiate with Indian President Pratibha Patil, the release of some of the paramilitary Pakistani ISI leadership that were captured in the attack by India's Internal Security forces.
There is an attempt now by the U.S. government to have the Indian government distinguish between the Intelligence-linked leadership of the Pakistani ISI group and the rank and file soldiers who were recruited by Pakistani ISI for the purpose of the BLACK OP.
Yes, folks, this whole thing is really unraveling.
In closing, the NSA-Mossad riddled, corporate controlled American media are desperate to blame this on the boogey man, alleged Al Qaeda, and basically ignore the overwhelming evidence that has been gathered by Indian Intelligence, French Intelligence as well as European INTERPOL,
which clearly points to the perpetrators of this crime being Pakistani ISI, East German Stasi DVD and the rogue Bush-Clinton-Gary Best-Mossad riddled British Intelligence linked "TRUE COLORS" mercenaries aka pirates and assassins.

"Al Qaeda is nothing more than an extension of the apparatus linked to U.S. intelligence that was allowed, by script, to remove itself as a rogue breakaway entity of the U.S. government; allowed to de-compartmentalize from oversight, and was run instead by Gary Best's rogue black ops specialists for scripted activity outside the U.S. government, with its funding being orchestrated through the Pakistani secret police—an entity of the U.S. government."
Tom Heneghan, International Intelligence Expert
Mumbai, India BLACK OP attacks Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty Images


by Tom /AFP/Getty Images


Thursday, 27 November 2008

David Icke is on George Noory's Coast to Coast across America tonight

David will be on air around 11pm West Coast Time (8am Friday, UK time)

Thursday, 27 November 2008
The David Icke Newsletter Goes Out On Sunday
I had a smashing weekend at the Histories and Mysteries Conference last week in Edinburgh, Scotland, which featured the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull and some fascinating experts and researchers in their various fields. It is amazing to see what remarkable discoveries are being made by scientists and researchers who refuse to be imprisoned by convention, nor concede their right to free thought to the purveyors of ridicule and condemnation.

I have come across the legend of the crystal skulls from time to time and the theme has been brought to the fore again this year with the film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ...

... The experts at Hewlett-Packard pointed out that while an estimated 80% of the earth’s surface contains quartz crystal, large pieces of pure quartz from which the skull is made were very uncommon. They said that whoever made the skull would have had no way of knowing when they began if there were fractures or holes inside and if they made one mistake they would have had to start again with another piece of quartz. They also found that it was made from a particular type of crystal. The authors write:

‘.. the scientists at Hewlett-Packard were able to uncover one more potential clue to the mystery of the crystal skull. Other tests showed that the skull was not only made from a single piece of natural quartz, but from ‘piezo-electric’ silicon dioxide, precisely the type of naturally occurring quartz that is so widely used in modern electronics.’

The ‘piezo-electric’ qualities of some quartz crystal were apparently only discovered, in the modern world at least, by the husband of Marie Curie in the latter years of the 19th century. It means that the skull has a positive and negative polarity, like a battery, and is capable of generating electricity. The experts also identified other extraordinary properties of the skull with regard to its interaction with electricity and light. 


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

HIV Carriers Face Microchip Implants in Indonesia's Papua Province

'Some carriers of HIV would be implanted with microchips under a bill backed by legislators in the Indonesian province of Papua. John Manangsang, a Papua MP, said that by implanting computer chips beneath the skin of "sexually aggressive" patients authorities would be in a better position to identify, track and punish anyone who deliberately infected others. Those convicted could face up to six months in jail or a £3,340 fine.The proposed legislation has received backing from the provincial parliament and a majority vote is expected. If approved it would be enacted next month, Manangsang said.'


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Mumbai Attacks To Be Blamed On Obama To Target Pakistan?

'Coordinated attacks across Mumbai, India’s financial capital, which have killed up to a hundred people and injured hundreds more, are likely to be blamed on a terrorist organization linked to the Pakistani ISI, providing further justification for controversial U.S. bombings inside Pakistani territory and heightened rhetoric against Pakistan on behalf of President elect Barack Obama.'

Terrorists armed with AK-47’s and grenades conduced a series of rampages on hotels, restaurants and public transport facilities today, killing around 80 and injuring over 250 people. Initial reports that terrorists had seized western hostages were later dismissed by Indian government officials.

With the corporate media desperate to pin the blame in order to score much needed propaganda points for the ailing war on terror, suspicion is likely to fall on Pakistan, a country that President elect Barack Obama openly threatened during his presidential campaign.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Obama’s Zionist At The Treasury (( TIMOTHY GEITHNER ))
(....) 'The European Central Bank is in reality essentially a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rothschild Dynasty which, of course, also controls the Federal Reserve. The entire credit card system in Europe is managed by the ECB.
 No wonder then that Europe’s Visa Card chief stated that “notes and coins will be consigned to history by 2012.”
  The very same goal is in store for America, of course. When cash is outlawed, the thriving underground economy predicated on cash will also vanish with it…and the controllers will have virtually everyone under total financial control. There’ll be no more working for cash under or over the table.' (...)
ZIONIST JEW TIMOTHY GEITHNER was confirmed as Secretary of Treasury by Obama on November 22 2008…another banner day for the global Zionist Rothschild elite. Geithner, who was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn NY, has been serving the Rothschilds as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2003. ....
Indeed, Timothy Geithner, is a Zionist careerist with a reputed lust for power that has now elevated him to the front line of the visible elite in Washington. The Federal Reserve, historically a private Jewish banking consortium, is currently configured with Jewish Americans occupying four seats on the five-member Board of Governors. No matter how high Geithner’s star ultimately rises, it will always be shining in a ‘Rothschild heaven.’ ....
GEITHNER’S CALL FOR A GLOBAL REGULATORY BANKING SYSTEM is part of the financial elite’s agenda for a ‘cashless society’ which would utilize RFIDs and microchips. Geithner’s colleague, (and fellow Rothschild servant), is the Zionist Jew, Jean-Claude Trichet, who is the President of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Germany. Trichet was also a Bilderberg 2008 attendee. ....
Trichet’s underling, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, called for the beginnings of a ‘cashless society’ through a Single European Payments Area (SEPA) in her January 2008 speech to the European Commission of the EU:...(...)
You won’t be giving Johnny $5 to mow the lawn anymore. The bottom line: without a card, you won’t be buying or selling anything…no groceries, no gas, no clothing…and good luck on holding that garage sale…
On October 14 2008, Bloomberg Financial News announced the implementation of ’stored valued cards’ to be used by retail chains throughout America. Stored-value cards have an imbedded microchip by which the purchaser’s checking account ‘loads money’ into the retailer’s cash register at the point of sale.
Soon all credit cards will have microchips. Constraints on who can ‘buy & sell,’ (the agenda of the Anti Christ), is coming soon.
And Obama’s Zionist Jew at Treasury, Timothy Geithner, will be leading the way.
For More See: Bilderberg Calls For Zionist Global Banking Click Here
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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Gates Plans Military State For Obama

'Robert Gates served as Brzezinski's ‘Special Assistant’ during Brzezinski’s stint as Carter’s National Security Adviser from 1977-1981. Upon Gates’ ascendancy to Defense Secretary under Bush in 2006, Brzezinski gave proof of his sponsorship of Gates by writing a laudatory article on Gates for Time Magazine. In Robert Parry’s The Secret World Of Robert Gates, the profile of Gates fits the ‘Brzezinski mold.’ Parry writes that during his 26 years with the CIA, Gates collaborated with Islamic extremists in Iran, armed Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship in Iraq, and politicized US intelligence to conform with the desires of policymakers — all bearing the stamp of his mentor, Zbigniew Brzezinski.'


For More See: Obama To Lead US To More War, Death, Genocide Click Here

AND the comments:

Jewish commandos patrol the streets in America. American police and National guard take peoples guns - in America.
Hmmmm….another anti-Zionist website, Wake Up From Your Slumber (aka WUFYS), has now been dumped by their server for the now classic “violation of terms of service”…..just a coicidence with an Obama victory???
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Obama's Odious Entourage
'Larry Summers, who was Clinton 's treasury secretary, will head the National Economic Council - the president's senior economic adviser. This looks ominous. It was Summers who forced through the deregulation of financial markets in the 1990s and imposed disaster capitalism on Russia. Considering that he is a chief architect of the current financial meltdown, we should be wondering why Obama isn't preparing an arrest warrant for him, instead of offering him the most powerful economic role in the world.
  As chief economist for the World Bank, Summers wrote a memo saying the WB should actively encourage the dumping of toxic waste in developing countries, particularly "under-polluted countries in Africa," since poor people in developing countries rarely live long enough to develop cancer, making him a particularly bizarre appointment for Obama. This contradiction will be interesting to watch unfold.'
  Obama is a 100% fraud. I know some people don't want to hear that because they would rather believe the myth, but ignoring reality got us into this mess
and only facing the truth will get us out of it.
  'Obama is our saviour.' 
Eric Walberg writes for Al-Ahram Weekly. You can reach him at
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Orders from new president to spark lawsuit every time
'A lawyer who is playing a key role in a California lawsuit urging officials to prevent the state's 55 Electoral College votes from being recorded for Barack Obama until questions about his citizenship are resolved      says he's organizing plans to challenge, even after the inauguration, every order, every proposal, every piece of paperwork generated by Obama.'
"We will file lawsuits on his actions, every time. As long as we have money , we will keep filing lawsuits until we get a decision as to his citizenship status," Gary Kreep, chief of the United States Justice Foundation, told WND today.
"We're already talking to groups who are willing to be plaintiffs," he said.
The complaint urges the California secretary of state to refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast until Obama's citizenship and related eligibility to hold office is resolved. (...)
The issue is much more important than a single candidate, said Judge Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and a WND columnist. He now runs the Foundation for Moral Law.
Moore had his own constitutional confrontation when he was removed from his position Alabama Supreme Court chief justice after he refused to remove from state grounds a monument recognizing the Ten Commandments as the foundation for U.S. law.
"We can survive four years of any president; we cannot survive without a Constitution," he told WND. "This calls for a major investigation. Our Constitution is at stake." ............
On the FederalistBlog the writers concluded:
"A child born to an American mother and alien father could be said to be a citizen of the United States by some affirmative act of law but never entitled to be a natural-born citizen because through laws of nature the child inherits the condition of their father."
Obama's mother held U.S. citizenship, but his father never did.
WND also reported that Herb Titus, the Constitution Party's running mate to Howard Phillips in 1996 and recognized authority on the U.S. Constitution, said it is up the electors from the 50 states to make certain Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen before they cast votes for him in the Electoral College Dec. 15.
"If they do their duty, they would make sure that if they cast a vote for Mr. Obama, that Mr. Obama is a natural-born citizen," he told WND.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Globe Cover Story on Larry Sinclair's Obama Book
'President-elect Barack Obama is furious over a shocking new book that claims to reveal his sex and drug secrets - and link him to a murder - political insiders say in a stunning Globe world exclusive. Find out who is blowing the whistle on America's next commander-in-chief and why the author's bombshells could wreck the inauguration.
 It's must reading for every American!'
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Cynthia McKinney Prevented From Leaving U.S.
  'Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney has been prevented from leaving the country after she planned to give a speech in Damascus Syria at a Conference being held to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.'
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Cost Of Bailout Hits $8.5 Trillion
  'The total cost of funds committed to the bailout in its various guises has now hit $8.5 trillion dollars, up from $7.7 trillion in just two days after the federal government committed an additional $800 billion to two new loan programs on Tuesday. The total amount of funds now committed equals a figure that represents 60 per cent of the U.S. gross domestic product.'

“If you print money all the time, the money becomes worth less,” warns Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist with the Concord Coalition, but its an empty threat to delirious traders and investors drunk on a record stock market rally after the government pumped more fake liquidity into the bloated bubble.

Veteran investor Jim Rogers echoed the sentiment, predicting the dollar is “going to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency,” adding, “It will be devalued and it will go down a lot. These guys in Washington, they want to debase the currency.” ...

How long will it be before Americans realize the looming specter of hyperinflation spells disaster for their life savings? How long will it be before we see rioting in the streets on a par with the scenes witnessed in Iceland over the weekend, where the Icelandic krona has lost half its value in a matter of weeks?

Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Cops Tase 54 Year Old Woman For Sitting In Wrong Seat At Football Game
'Wisconsin Police were caught on camera tasing a 54 year old woman (( Margaret Hiebing, a veteran Badger season ticket holder, )) and confining her to a wheel chair after she sat in the wrong seat at a football game in Madison.'

Hiebing had taken a different seat because someone else had occupied her usual place at the packed game.

When police approached Mrs Hiebing she explained the situation and refused to leave. Onlookers began to berate the cops after one of them reportedly threatened Hiebing with pepper spray.

One witness filmed the altercation on a cell phone, evidence which would later dispel initial police claims that Hiebing was causing an obstruction by sitting in the aisle.

Police then forced Hiebing face down on the ground and tased her on the back of the leg.

Hiebing was then placed in a wheel chair and ejected as she was unable to walk out of the stadium.

Watch a WKOW report on the incident: ....(...).

Sunday, 23 November 2008
Overrated--Romantic Love, Young Women, Sex, Lobster
'"So long as the love, even the smallest, of man toward woman is not destroyed, so long is his mind in bondage as the calf that drinks milk is to his mother." -Buddha
'Our pagan (i.e. Cabalistic, Masonic) "culture" regards sex as a holy sacrament/ universal panacea, and elevates beautiful women to the status of angels and goddesses. I won't pretend to have resisted this brainwashing. I chased women and sex with the best of them. But now that the grip of testosterone has relaxed, I am left scratching my head and wondering why? I have to remind myself about sexual attraction. Sexual attraction is all about procreation.We are meant to marry, propagate and move on to other things. The Illuminati have arrested our development by sabotaging marriage. Thus sex has become a life-long distraction.'
Sex plays a major part in the matrix that keeps us in mental and spiritual slavery. Television is constantly enforcing the message that we should pursue sex for its own sake, along with everything that leads to it.
The craving for women just makes men weak. We don't need anything but total control over ourselves and there is no faster way to lose it than hankering after sex and "love."
(...) ....when we understand that the world is run by a Satanic cult, the Illuminati, we can see through their mass media lies and seek truth. The Illuminati want us to chase chimeras.
Don't misunderstand me. I am the biggest advocate of marriage and family. Part of my detachment is due to being happily married. My wife empowers me in many ways.
 But many young women today have been re-engineered to fear, imitate and challenge men. They have been lied to and betrayed by society. ...
Reading Suggestion: "Sexual Energy and Yoga" by Elizabeth Haich, 1972

Related- my 
"The Biggest Mistake Men Make"  and "Managing the Male Sex Drive"
Sunday, 23 November 2008


NATO Still Killing People in Kosovo
Lajla Mlinarić


'Back in 1999 NATO carried out a 78-day shelling of Serbia and Kosovo. They allegedly used depleted uranium which continues to kill people.Nine years after NATO’s bombing of Serbia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is still taking lives in Kosovo, Serbia’s Pressonline reported. The NATO allegedly used shells with depleted uranium which are still today causing an increase in the number of cancer patients.Prior to 1999, the number of Serbs who suffered from malignant tumours was three times lesser, according to the statistics of Serb hospitals. In Kosovo’s Kosovska Mitrovica in 2005 there were 38 percent more cancer patients than in 2004.In those two years, a total of 3,500 cancer cases in Kosovo Albanians were diagnosed.Globally, six people out of a thousand suffer from malignant tumours on average. In the Kosovska Mitrovica hospital, there are 200 cancer patients to 1,000 people.'



Sunday, 23 November 2008
Health and Safety Gone Mad as Hospital Bans Sponge Cakes
'Volunteers at a seaside town’s hospital have spent decades baking cakes to raise money for equipment the NHS cannot afford. But now the hospital has banned home-made cakes from its fundraising events – because of health and safety fears. Officials at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, Cumbria, claim the League of Friends’ sponge cakes and tea loaves contravene guidelines.'
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Obama Picks NY Federal Reserve President As Treasury Secretary
'President-elect Barack Obama has selected New York Federal Reserve Bank President Timothy F. Geithner as Treasury secretary, handing the post to a primary architect of the Bush administration’s response to the financial crisis, according to Democratic and industry officials yesterday.'
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Rich Countries Launch Massive Land Grab in Poorer Nations
'Rich governments and corporations are triggering alarm for the poor as they buy up the rights to millions of hectares of agricultural land in developing countries in an effort to secure their own long-term food supplies. The head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Jacques Diouf, has warned that the controversial rise in land deals could create a form of "neo-colonialism", with poor states producing food for the rich at the expense of their own hungry people.'
Sunday, 23 November 2008

Media Disinfo: Viet Nam, Iraq, and "The Wires"

So much of this country’s future will be shaped by what the news wires tell us about the present    /  by Sherwood Ross

 'It is a sad and dangerous development when supposedly objective news media yield to national pressure to slant the news in favor of the government.

This routinely happens in dictatorships at all times but it can happen in democracies as well, particularly in time of war. It was no surprise that, during the rape of Nanking, a correspondent for a Japanese daily paper wrote home giddily about a nauseating contest by two crazed officers to see which of them could be the first to behead a hundred Chinese prisoners!  During the Second World War the Japanese press reflected government policy, and if the government was mad so was the press. Later, when Britain entered the war, a BBC broadcaster named George Orwell lied through his teeth to conceal the systematic bombing of German civilians by the RAF, and he wasn’t the only on

Sherwood Ross is a Miami-based public relations consultant and writer who formerly worked for the Chicago Daily News and for more than a decade contributed weekly reports to several wire services.