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home, -- in Pittsburgh PA. Shot (twice?) in the head. Due to obstructions of justice, local
police investigating the wrong circumstances quickly ruled it a suicide. There are over
1000 heated Usenet posts on this topic, dated from eleven days after his death. How did he
It seems much too messy for a pre-meditated hit. And too quiet for a political
suicide stunt. And his death was far outside the depressed and paralyzed suicidal
person's pro\ufb01le -- on a long trip? -- it's just not done. Suicide is normally done in, or close to
the rut of daily life. Suicide counselors often recommend; "Take a long trip, and now! Break
out!" It \ufb01ts just right for a scuf\ufb02e or the \ufb02ared temper of a cold and mean man who owns the
town and a small private army of "security". Of course, anything is possible, suicide is too.
But what \ufb01ts best?. Where does logic and reason lead us if we toss aside the preconceptions
that have been skillfully laid for us from the very \ufb01rst day? We shall explore one range of
possibilities that one path takes us. I say "we" in part because this path is evolving quickly
neo-conservatives. It is now mid May, 1999.
What is the entrance to this path we will follow?
1) It's based on the fact that Scaife and/or his employees had fouled the police
2) It's also based on the fact that Scaife's Tribune-Review tabloid attack articles
were so unfactual, and such an obvious smear thatALL information from them
has been rejected.
nation-wide investigation, and the obstructions of justice. That is; we assume
that these were not merely the frivolous ravings of a paranoid mean-spirited
man, -- nor a mere haphazard coincidence -- as the police and mainstream press
seems to have assumed as the only realistic premise.Even if Scaife is a
paranoid mean-spirited man, this is hardly a rational defense.
If we establish those assumptions, only a few possibilities remain. I intend to establish
them as reasonable and realistic assumptional foundations that no complete investigation
It seems that if not for Usenet/Internet, the police would have long ago closed the case on a
"random suicide by a random out-of-state drifter." In fact, that's what they quickly
concluded within hours, and that conclusion stuck, it became an assumption unchallenged by
anyone outside of Team Scaife for the next \ufb01ve weeks.
But, Scaife's cover-up and his news black-out of his relationship with Steve Kangas was
revealed by the boiling of dozens of ever angrier netizens in the political debate newsgroups
of Usenet, and the sharp-eyed police spotted it on the front page of the Pittsburgh newspaper,
But the cover-up bought Scaife time. The police, unaware of the Scaife-Kangas connection
never made a criminal investigation. The Pittsburg Police did not request the Las Vegas
Police to search Kangas's home. During all this time Scaife had sent a private investigator
traveling the country. Scaife's employee entered and searched Steve's home and smeared
Steve's name to witnesses long in advance of any police investigation. If Steve had any
material worth being killed for, the police have little chance of ever \ufb01nding it now.
Police now claim the investigation has been widened to include Scaife. The same friendly
police department that has been routinely stationed in front of the billionaire's home
providing him with "security" for decades.
However exposed, Scaife's cover-up did succeed for \ufb01ve weeks, it's been cleaned up, and the
body cremated. And Steve's name has been smeared with womanizing, pornography, theft,
drunkenness plus a murder attempt by Scaife's famous dirt-manufacturing propaganda mill.
In fact, despite the fact that Team Scaife's cover-ups, meddling and steering of the evidence
from the very \ufb01rst hours to insure a suicide verdict have recently come to light, the press as
of mid-May still continues to unhesitatingly assume suicide.
This is not a banner most people would care to \ufb01ght under. The squeamish, the gentle, the
"reputable" need not apply, nor did they. While smearing the enemy is a common tactic, it's
just not polite. Even if nobody really believes that garbage, the knight in shining armor has
been successfully destroyed, tainted.
That's the power of \ufb01rst-information, of \ufb01rst-assumption. Perhaps Team Scaife has learned a
few tricks of mind bending over the last three decades? It's what they do. High-dollar
"spin" is their claim to fame. Underestimating that power might be an error.
Ex army intelligence, a Doctoral Candidate at UC: Santa
Cruz in economics and political studies. His book was
almost completed, and was working with a publisher.
Once president of the local chess club in Santa Cruz for
several years. Net presence: 1600 Usenet posts found on
DejaNews.com, a double award winning political Web site
with over 300 html pages. His most popular page was on
the Great Depression: 75,000 hits. The Web site was also
a "one-stop-shop", -- an armory -- of liberal oriented
arguments, facts, charts and tables to be used in debates
against popular neo-conservative myths. (Yet while many
liberals blame the great recession of '82-'83 on Reagan,
Steve Kangas argued strongly that Reagan had nothing to
do with it.) Above all, Steve Kangas was a truth-seeker.
In the jungle of Usenet political debates he was known for his calm reasonable arguments
and facts, even when outrageously provoked. Few could touch him, and even now the
rabidly attacking neo-conservative vultures on Usenet cannot present a credible, reasonable
argument against his undefended Web site."I don't like it", is the sum of their arguments
before resorting to the ad hominem fallacy.
I've experienced a Web Warrior's death before, we knew the the dreaded death dance of the
mean-spirited was coming, we try to get through it as best we can, but I think everybody
feels dirtied by it, and by who we have to associate with. I'd like to thank those who
manage to stick with it, and apologize to Steve's loved ones for not always meeting Steve's
high standards in this mess.
Grand master of propaganda. Bored billionaire. Many consider
him to be the hub of Hillary Clinton's "vast right wing
conspiracy." He's largely responsible for the "Vince Foster
murder conspiracy theory." Some even say Ken Starr was his
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