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The Maria James Murder: The Golden Greek - Paul Delianis

If you haven't already, go read the three excellent posts in our 'The Maria James Murder' series. Author and WPC Blogger, James, presents proof based on the readily known facts of this case that Thomas O’Keeffe and Anthony Bongiorno brutally committed the murder of Maria James. He introduces the crime, analyzes and solves it and recreates the logistics of a likely crime scene - here, here and here.

After having read these posts you may find it puzzling that in 37 years, the investigation of this murder by Victoria Police has produced little to no results. And you may find it even more than suspicious that the investigation was recently sent back to square one after revelations of a missing bloodied quilt and a ‘DNA bungle’ involving a bloody pillowslip used as DNA evidence that police say was only recently discovered to be from a different crime scene. How could this be?

Early police reports described the brutal murder as ritualistic. It was reported to Victoria police in 1997 that the pedophile priest Fr Thomas O’Keefe was a member of a satanic cult and that he had been witnessed participating in four ritual murders. At the time of the Maria James' murder, he was the Parish Priest at St. Mary’s and Fr Anthony Bongiorno’s boss. O'Keeffe was never considered a suspect by police nor even a person of interest. He should have been when Bongiorno was questioned as a suspect in 1998. By then, evidence of O'Keeffe's murderous past was in police files. As far as we know, he was not even on their radar until after the ABC Trace broadcasts in 2017 - and notably, just before the official announcement of their missing evidence and incorrect DNA sample. [In a later instalment, we will show how this 'DNA Bungle' could not be the result of "human error" as the heads of Victoria Police have asserted at every opportunity. The latest example is here.]

Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana announcing the 'DNA Bungle'
Photo: Joe Armao
13 July 2017 The Age

This post is being included in our series to lay out the background to the Victorian police investigation at the time of the murder. It is a brief look into allegations of crimes and improprieties surrounding the force and specifically the questionable behaviours of Paul Delianis, then chief of the Homicide Squad, in the years around the time of the murder. Delianis was known amongst his colleagues as 'The Golden Greek'.

It follows on from James’ bonus post on the role that psychopathy played in the murder of Maria James as well as the role it played in the institutionalized corruption surrounding the crime.

As you will read below, corruption was endemic within the Victorian Police in 1980. Indeed, corruption within institutional environments was rampant Australia wide. Not only was it endemic in law enforcement but within government itself and within religious, educational and governmental institutions. It is not possible to convey in this short blog post it’s breadth and scope but as an example I was able to find 22 official investigations into crime and corruption that were held in Australia between 1970 - 1989 [see the table at the end of this post]. These included, Royal Commissions, Boards of Inquiry, Ombudsman’s Inquiries, Police Task Forces and Internal Police Investigations into institutional corruption as well as organized crime. And yet, for all these inquiries, nothing seemed to have been achieved in terms of reforming corruption within the Victorian Police. The most notable achievement during this time may well have been the strengthening of the power of the Police Association to protect and support officers charged with crimes or corruption and in the association's ability to put pressure on government NOT to institute reforms.

In further posts, we will show how the widespread corruption within the Victorian police force provided a fertile ground for a group of corrupt catholic policemen, known as the Catholic Mafia, to flourish and how this, in turn, allowed criminal behaviour within the Catholic Church clergy to flourish. The church hierarchy and their Catholic Mafia within the police protected pedophilic priests including Anthony Bongiorno and Thomas O’Keeffe.

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Sand Stories

Something a little different for you but timely and appropos, I believe. Perhaps a moment of counterbalance to the insanity happening in the Ukraine and elsewhere in our world - some visual art to assuage our eyes after having to view the
Obombinator's Eurothreatening Polish photo op in front of those death dealing flying machines.

The embedded videos are dubbed 'Sand Stories' from an amazing artist, Kseniya Simonova. As is all great art, these are food for the soul, reminding us of our collective humanity. Here are some of our shared stories and emotions - the beauty and the pain, the dismay and the delight. They stand in stark contrast to the psychopathic world of death and destruction we witness daily. A world polarized by hate and disunion; one the evil ones would have us believe is our inevitable destiny.

Simonova gained international recognition as an artist after she won the 2009 'Ukraine's Got Talent' competition. She would be a Russian now, I assume, as she is from Crimea. Her art is fascinating and I find it very moving. I can't stop watching these vids. So I figured I'd better share. smiling Enjoy!

The first video tells the story of a young couple separated during The Great Patriotic War (WWII).

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What's going on at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant? (Updated) (Update #2)

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power station in Fort Calhoun, Neb., currently shut down for refueling, is surrounded by flood waters from the Missouri River, Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

According to numerous reports, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) declared a Level 4 emergency at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant in Nebraska because of imminent flooding of the Missouri River.

However the alert appears to have been withdrawn or disappeared. When you go to the OPPD site you see this notice released on June 6, 2011.

"OPPD declared a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE). This is the least-serious of four emergency classifications. OPPD declared a NOUE because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects the Missouri River level will reach 1,004 feet above mean sea level later this week, and is expected to remain at or above that level for more than a month."

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Rise Like Lions After Slumber

Rise like Lions after slumber; In unvanquishable number; Shake your chains to earth like dew; Which in sleep had fallen on you; Ye are many; They are few." ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

I came across the following essay "The Genetics Of Tyranny: Psychopathology, Parasitism, and Totalitarianism" (via SOTT ) which focuses on the parasitic nature of the psychopath. I thought it was worth sharing in it's entirety. The folks at SOTT call Paths an Inter Species Predator which I find an appropriate label considering their voracious appetite for death and destruction. I believe the author Richard Posner makes a similar case with his analogy of a parasite that is destroying it's host along with itself. His concluding "Prognosis" is difficult but I understand why he goes there. I pray it is not too late and that we, the empathic human beings will rise like lions after slumber.

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Powerful quake hits Japan

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's northeastern coast around 0546 GMT on Friday.
It caused a four-meter tsunami in the port city of Kamishi and its tremors shook buildings in the capital Tokyo, over 300 kilometres away.
Now Taiwan has issued a tsunami warning.

More incredibly dramatic video from the UK Guardian. (It won't let me embed it for some reason.) There is going to be massive loss of life and damage from this quake and tsunami.
"Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami - video
TV pictures show a vast wall of water carrying debris and even fires across a large swathe of coastal farmland near the north-east Japanese city of Sendai, which has a population of 1 million."

Note: This quake comes right on the heels of a powerful X Class Solar Flare released by the Sun March 9 at 2323 UTC.

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QE2: Bernankes Brew conjures starvation, strife and military interventions

Thanks to Penny from Penny For Your Thoughts for allowing me to cross post this excellent article connecting the dots between the uprisings in the Middle East and the economic warfare that is being waged on emerging economies. A highly recommended read. smiling

"The uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa are directly connected back to QE2 and the economic warfare it was going to guarantee. Economic warfare that was intended to destabilize emerging economies. Emerging economies means, nations with high unemployment and low incomes and largely underdeveloped. Nations such as Egypt, Libya, Yemen etc., etc., Nations that are to be exploited by western interests."

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