Friday, July 27, 2012

China Indicts Ousted Official’s Wife In Unravelling Financial Scheme Death

  The New York Times reported Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced political leader Bo Xilai, has been officially charged in the killing of British businessman, Neil Heywood, 41, whose body was found last November in a Chongqing, China hotel. The sprawling municipality Mr. Bo led until his downfall that resulted from this crime which continues to roil the ruling Communist Party as it prepares for a once-in-a-decade change in leadership.
  Roil? So far this controversy has produced political maneuvering, but this Establishment would never admit straight-faced to panicking about anything no matter what kind of inside information any publication can or could claim will ever exist.
  On the surface this doesn’t directly relate either, but if the reader ever noticed the common thread that ran through all the iconic Perry Mason legal dramas, and for that matter the whole of legal history and what reporters have only alluded to so far without substantiated facts to any degree beyond speculation, is what’s behind this and virtually every trial ever in the history of humankind, and that is this is all about money.
  What Deep Throat, in the film All The President’s Men told Bob Woodward to follow. So what this present day drama, that consumes China watchers as much as that government allows, needs is to be seen through to behind the screen that’s possibly as broad as The Great Wall of China itself while nowhere near as visible. So yes, if there is a Chinese Perry Mason, I don’t care how guilty Ms. Gu and her husband are portrayed, I wish for a miracle defense for them, guilty or not. Because as cornered as she’s portrayed protecting her and her husband’s territorial interests, it’s guessable there’s possibly as just a resourceful team out to get them from behind the scenes. Or not. But one way or another, there will never be a free China until there’s a legal system that can defend the common rights of (wo)man, extremely rich or not. Everyone tries to protect their territory and that’s what is behind this unfolding scene. Or possibly not?
  From the sadly victimized Neil Heywood who ended up dying for involvement with forces beyond his control to the defendant Gu Kailai, wife of Bo Xilai, who just did not possibly foresee that with all the power the couple had it’s just not enough when politics is still just a scheme for control. Which she couldn’t possibly not be aware of if you read her Wikipedia bio highlighted above as her father, who was a revolutionary in the early Communist Party, also suffered as a result of Mao’s Cultural Revolution which beyond the rhetoric was essentially a consolidation of power as has happened everywhere throughout the world. Nixon fell, why couldn’t this be as deviously politically criminal too? So in the heat of the moment someone died and someone else must pay, but as with every drama filled Perry Mason one can already imagine that day the big loser breaks down and cries in court and I’d rather that happen from revealing testimony than just one more forced confession.
  The official Xinhua news agency’s, Thursday evening, published brief dispatch announced Ms. Gu and an aide, employed by the family, had been formally charged in the poisoning death. Xinhua said a court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei would handle the case and, “The facts of the two defendants’ crime are clear, and the evidence is irrefutable and substantial.” Doesn’t that sound as if an official Chinese news agency has announced guilty without the possibility of proving any amount of innocence before the case has even gone to trial? Tried in the press sounds as if the Western Free Tabloid Press has inspired China’s further belief in business as usual is a-ok? Huh?
  Although Xinhua just repeated earlier accusations that tied the murder of Mr. Heywood to “a conflict over economic interests,” the announcement added two fresh details, confirming Mr. Heywood had been poisoned and Ms. Gu committed the crime to protect her son, Bo Guagua, currently a graduate student at Harvard. The article made a point of omitting Mr. Bo’s full name, suggesting that prosecutors have decided not to implicate him in the crime. The announcement said no trial date had been set. Maybe we’ll be told when it happened when it’s over?
  The relationship between Mr. Heywood and one of China’s most fabled political families remains murky, but friends said a decade ago he helped arrange private schooling in Britain for the younger Mr. Bo. Those with knowledge of the Party’s investigation say he was also involved in helping the family transfer illicit funds overseas that may have involved billions of dollars. So what today hasn’t involved billions of dollars moving to and fro out of general circulation?
  Although Mr. Heywood was described by family members as a teetotaler, Chongqing authorities originally attributed his death to excessive drinking, and with his Chinese-born wife’s permission hurriedly cremated his body. The case however has been publicly sold as one that was meant to slip into obscurity, but three months later a trusted associate of Mr. Bo, his former police chief, Wang Lijun, made a dramatic bid for safety by entering the American consulate inChengdu, 200 miles from Chongqing.
  Mr. Wang was said to be escaping Mr. Bo’s wrath, and stayed overnight and reportedly revealed details of the killing to consular officials. The next day, he left in the protective custody of officials from Beijing. His fate remains unclear, but it is widely believed that he will face trial for treason charges. Seems ruthless capitalism has officially opened up China so that anything, and everything, and everyone is still swept under the rug where bad publicity is meant to stay under traditional totalitarianism.
  The ax fell on Mr. Bo just weeks later. In March he lost his job as Communist Party chief of Chongqing, and then, a few more weeks later, was suspended from the 25-member Politburo. For now, Mr. Bo officially stands accused of unspecified disciplinary violations and neither he nor his wife have been heard from in months. Uh huh. This is Reuters Apr 10, 2012 article on Bo’s suspension.
  According to The Times although the decision to move forward on Ms. Gu’s prosecution comes as little surprise, it highlights the urgency many party leaders feel about resolving the case before the 18th Party Congress, most likely in the fall, which will anoint a new slate of leaders. Mr. Bo was also the son of a Communist Party luminary and had been jockeying for a seat on the nine-member Standing Committee of the Politburo. The Times states it is not entirely clear why the authorities have chosen to hold the trial in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, which is 800 miles from Chongqing. But some analysts suggested a trial in the city Mr. Bo governed, and where he maintains significant support, could prove problematic. Bo’s city is also where he has a history with another mainstay of ruthless capitalism for having been behind prosecuting organized criminals. Though as anyone with a clue knows, sometimes crime is what the government feels can be conveniently thought of as enforceable this year, as opposed to next when the government has acquired control over its’ own share of the proceeds. For example, as in the United States’ relationship with gambling. While what’s most unclear, is why Ms. Gu would risk the possibility of repercussions by killing a friend for whatever reason? Sure, he was going to drop a dime on her. Then what?
7/27/2012
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China Indicts Ousted Official's Wife In Unravelling Financial Scheme
July 27, 2012 concluded: According to The Times although the decision to move forward on Ms. Gu’s prosecution comes as little surprise, it highlights the urgency many party leaders feel about resolving the case before the 18th Party Congress, most likely in the fall, which will anoint a new slate of leaders. Mr. Bo was also the son of a Communist Party luminary and had been jockeying for a seat on the nine-member Standing Committee of the Politburo. The Times states it is not entirely clear why the authorities have chosen to hold the trial in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, which is 800 miles from Chongqing. But some analysts suggested a trial in the city Mr. Bo governed, and where he maintains significant support, could prove problematic. Bo’s city is also where he has a history with another mainstay of ruthless capitalism for having been behind prosecuting organized criminals. Though as anyone with a clue knows, sometimes crime is what the government feels can be conveniently thought of as enforceable this year, as opposed to next when the government has acquired control over its’ own share of the proceeds. For example, as in the United States’ relationship with gambling. While what’s most unclear, is why Ms. Gu would risk the possibility of repercussions by killing a friend for whatever reason? Sure, he was going to drop a dime on her. Then what?
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Verse 1
  At Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, the Panamanian band Making Movies' hard rock set blew me away. Lightyears beyond their, and others', You Tube presence. While the weekend-long festival was a professional musician fiesta
  Gathering for old hippies would be the flippant retort as to why, generally, more of the younger generation weren't there sharing their weekend bread with their modern culture's trailblazers. As this world's polished refinements are glossed over as having resulted from commercial expansion, when much of the current economic prosperity was clearly due to other resourceful ideals the hippie youth wanted to try. 
OXFAM.ORG - The Ending Poverty Organization
  Yeah. People said there'd been bigger crowds before, over the 40 years, and attendance was well off their peek. Perhaps missing out on the, vaster reaching, free publicity deluge that greets various "new," hip, to the moment, extravaganzas without Clearwater's deeper meaning. Oh ye dazzled by lights, bells and whistles.
  So fellow victims of minimalized forgetfulness - Once upon a time, the Hudson River was a hell-of-a-lot more nastily polluted than right now. Essentially, everywhere was Flint once, and still is.  My hometown's lake couldn't be swam in for a period. Despite reassurances, trust but verify yields disparaging discomfort. While we supposedly don't damage the world's water as we once did. The earth's still mired in statistically acceptable parameters deciding ethics' affordability. Glossing over the messy parts.
  The tragedy is the designed threads of compromise are the problem. Maybe this much, or that little, won't kill us right away. Maybe. But enduring so many compromises, is usually, straight-up, interpreted as dishonorable. Facetiously defines public life. The law didn't ask to be twisted to get whatever desired by any means necessary. People are the behind the scapegoating crisis. 
   Water's cleaner, so we can feign more concern for other development oversights like not fully facing transportation. Mobile thrones yielded fortunes. The industrial monopoly miscalculated the ends with dysfunctional means, i.e. road crossed train tracks. The fool's gold of economic planning. What happened happened. But arranging our space use such that they're collided in with such frequency is repeating mistakes, and ignoring larger truths. One hopes that's not any President's job description? Critics and Andy Warhol, himself, blame him trivial's artistically acceptable status. Artists reflect and what's been drawn is a culture so unfortunately engulfed in itself, objective self-reflection, on any scale, seems entirely too subjective. No?  
   Let's take a walk around the Clearwater Festival. Visit -  
   Entering an igloo archway of bamboo and historical explanation, with lightly-dyed material enforcing the garden's symmetrical border. Impact's everything. American Culture's gangway. Focus and think. Grasp there's more to patriotism than sycophantism, because a Great America would have eyes for that? Cue the shoulder shrug.
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Summit For Sale, The Divining Real Estate Deal
  Pomp and Circumstance's one other "take away" from this past inning of the Korean Crisis and current symbolic summit in Helsinki. Arrogance isn't a necessarily positive trait. Known for overlooked, disregarded, facts. The tyrant Stalin exemplified the inherently demagogic trait in his self-deprecating off with their heads way. As if big diplomacy's political toys and whole point's just one huge Jackson Pollock canvas.
  Aye yi yi
  Right things were said and noted. Such as injecting some capitalism would solve some things. North Koreans should develop what's already started domestically. As promising as big deals sound on the surface, commercial deals through presidents and friends of presidents has proven the long way around full economic circulation. Cuba too needs capitalism from the bottom up, that'd wake the sleeping world dreaming perfect's the perfection when better's the best use of what we do.    
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As The Age of Hype Mounts
  Nothing's as public as controversy. While shocked and enthralled, by what's exploitable, again, is hardly a measure by which society would thrive. Yet that's the public relations' rut. 
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  While minuscule and trite, my reason, for deferring from commenting on whatever's involved concerning the Rosanne Show, is not my irrelevance to public discourse. I should be able to, regardless of my silly, petty, personal, nostalgic, gripe. 
  January 1995 ABC placed Rosanne on at the same time as CBS' Double Rush. Announcing the time shift before the rookie's premiere, so CBS' Les Moonves could have manipulated better ratings by switching time slots himself. But, after all, the show's major actors all went on to careers of some profile so it's supposable that the show itself was a designed short-run run-off. I wrote a review. And, drumroll please - Diane English lambasted me when I wrote on-line that I thought the audience laughter was canned. Apparently, according to her, my proudest moment shown I was wrong. 
The Fixation On The News And Its' Exploitation
  Opinion's constantly molded by exploiting the desirability of more easily understood encapsulations. Hip clichés consumers are expected to only listen for. Gums up the works including more detailed explanations.  
Crime Is Punishment
Illegal Immigration
     Fleeing lawlessness results from the predatory Criminal Enterprise System that at its' roots are the sources of all these nonsensical human relations with authority and ourselves. Generations of illegal immigrants were profitably exploited and now don't fulfill the business plan. Uh huh. If only everyone wore a uniform we'd feel safer? People need to take responsibility for how cultures develop and stop hiding behind, and scapegoating the law. Using morality as an exploitable toy. 

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