2015: Woman Shot Six Times After Reporting She Was Having Sex With Police Official

“They Didn’t Have To Shoot Me Six Times,” Amy Bramuchi said about Alpharetta police officers who broke into her home while she was sleeping. She’s talking about an incident on September 25th when Alpharetta police officers shot her, in what she claims was an act of “retaliation.” The nationally certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor recalled, “I was asleep and the next thing I know I hear my door being broken down. I was scared, and I didn’t know what was going on.” Bramuchi explained to local CBS Atlanta News that she was on medication and sleeping pills. A friend of her’s was worried that she was suicidal, which she claims was incorrect. But because of the medication, she did not hear police at the door. A police report in fact confirmed that officers did not make contact with he, so they violently forced their way in. Bramuchi was […] Read More

2014: The Companies Making a Profit by Abusing the Poor

We’re increasingly shifting costs to those least able to afford to pay. In Orange County, Calif., the probation department’s “supervised electronic confinement program,” which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, Sentinel Offender Services. The company, by its own account, oversees case management, including breath alcohol and drug-testing services, “all at no cost to county taxpayers.” Sentinel makes its money by getting the offenders on probation to pay for the company’s services. Charges can range from $35 to $100 a month. The company boasts of having contracts with more than 200 government agencies, and it takes pride in the “development of offender funded programs where any of our services can be provided at no cost to the agency.” Sentinel is a part of the expanding universe of poverty capitalism. In this unique sector of the economy, costs of essential government services are shifted […] Read More

2014: Cruel Politics: How Republicans Are Literally Shutting Down Hospitals

The Republican refusal to expand Medicaid is a disaster. Republicans are literally forcing hospitals to close down. Last week, the Lower Oconee Community Hospital in Glenwood, Georgia announced that it would shut its doors for good. The facility has been struggling with its finances for years, but things got really bad over the past few months and the hospital had to lay off almost 100 of its employees. According to Lower Oconee CEO Karen O’Neal, the hospital’s problems were the result of strained resources. And the reason why, of course, is that Republicans have refused to take Medicaid money that goes to hospitals to pay for uninsured people. Wheeler County, Georgia, where Lower Oconee is located, is the type of place the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – was supposed to help. Back during the Reagan administration a law was passed that said that hospitals had to accept patients […] Read More

Cherokee Spirit People

     There was a race of spirit people named the Nunne hi, or immortals, whose home in the old Cherokee country was in the highlands.  They had many townhouses, or communal-type dwellings, especially in the bald mountains, the highest peaks of which no timber ever grew on.  There were large townhouses in Pilot Knob and under the old Nilwasi mound in North Carolina, and there was another one under Blood Mountain, at the head of the Nottely River in Georgia.      The immortals were invisible except when they wanted to be seen, and then they looked and spoke just like the Cherokees.  They were very fond of music and dancing, and hunters in the mountains would often hear their dance songs and drums beating in some distant townhouse.  But when the hunters searched for the source, the sound would shift and they would hear it behind them or away […] Read More

2000: Ghost Light Directory

THE LIST 1) The Marfa Lights – Chianti Mountains in Southwest Texas between the towns of Alpine and Marfa.  Seen along a 35 mile stretch of US Hwy 90.  Multiple lights.   2) Brown Mountain Lights (I)- 8 miles Northwest of Morgantown, Nc.  Best views- Wiseman’s View, Linville, Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock or Rt. 181 Overlook.  Pink-orange or reddish in color.  Hovers from 1 to 15 minutes.  So bright that they can be seen from Blowing Rock, 20 miles to the Northeast.  John Harden, chronicler of Tar Heelia enigmas first saw them in 1850.   3) Maco Light (I) (D) – Near Wilmington, NC.  First appeared in 1867 near Hood’s Creek along Atlantic Coast Line Tracks.  One white, one green and weaves 3 feet above tracks.  Surname Joe Baldwin’s Light.   4) Summerville, SC – was Sheep Island Road.  Light discovered in December 1961.  Reported in mid-March 1962 by […] Read More

2009: American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse

By Randall Sullivan 04.20.09 The Georgia Guidestones may be the most enigmatic monument in the US: huge slabs of granite, inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse. Only one man knows who created them—and he’s not talking. Photo: Dan Winters The Georgia Guidestones Guidebook The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the edifice, it’s hard not to think immediately of England’s Stonehenge or possibly the ominous monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Built in 1980, these pale gray rocks are quietly awaiting the end of the world as we know it. Called the Georgia Guidestones, the monument is a mystery—nobody knows exactly who […] Read More

2012: Top ten Native American sites in Georgia

Gary Daniels Atlanta Road Trip Travel Examiner Here’s a list of the top ten Native American sites in Georgia: Ocmulgee Mounds:  Located near Macon, this large mound group features a restored ceremonial earth lodge as well as one of the tallest earthen pyramids in North America. While the Indian culture thrived here between AD 900-1150, there is evidence of at least 10,000 years of human habitation from the Ice Age hunters to the Creek Indians to an English trading post in 1690. Displays trace the history of the site. Etowah Mounds:  The Etowah Mounds, near Cartersville, thrived during the Mississippian Period. A fortified town with seven earthen pyramids, Etowah was the political and ceremonial center for the surrounding area. A modern museum houses one of the best Mississippian artifact collections in the nation and features an audiovisual presentation on archaeology. Fort Mountain:  A rock wall zigzags over 900 feet along the slope […] Read More

2004: Egypt’s pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast

These ancient walled villages were constructed before Egypt’s pyramids and include the earliest pottery in North America. Credits: (c) 2004, Gary C. Daniels, LostWorlds.org (Atlanta) Six hours southeast of Atlanta off the Georgia coast on Sapelo Island, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient walled city that predates the construction of many of Egypt’s pyramids. Known as the Sapelo Shell Ring Complex, this ancient city was constructed around 2300 B.C. and featured three neighborhoods each surrounded by circular walls twenty feet in height constructed from tons of seashells. Some of the earliest pottery in North America was also found buried in the remains of this lost city. The site is quite an enigma because at the time of its construction the Native Americans living in the area were simple hunters and gatherers who had yet to invent agriculture. Many scholars believe agriculture is a prerequisite for civilization. Did […] Read More