Regular readers here know I'm fascinated with the case of Elizabeth Holmes and her one-time "darling-of-the-media" Silicon Valley start-up company, Theranos. Holmes had all of the stuff the propatainment media loves: she is attractive, intelligent, "liberal", and best of all, had an idea that was captivating:  being able to medically test for a multitude of diseases from a tiny drop of blood, and to do so using a "home test device" no bigger than a desk top computer. No waiting for test results for days to come back from a remote medical testing laboratory. Her start-up, Theranos, at one time had on its board of directors the likes of Riley Bechtel (of the [in]famous corporation fame), Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, both former cabinet members, and General Mattis, to name but a few.

Pay attention to that list, because we'll get back to it.

But to return to Holmes' and Theranos' claims for a moment. Allegedly unable to deliver on her promise, the company spiraled into oblivion, leaving Holmes under indictment for fraud. But as I've detailed in a number of blogs, I have to wonder just how fraudulent her claims and basic idea really were, or are. In fact, her claims take on an especial relevancy in the age of the Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan virus narrative, and the continued controversy over the tests, the statistics, and their reliability.

(For my previous blogs on Holmes and Theranos and their claims, see

https://gizadeathstar.com/2019/09/update-that-strange-theranos-story-and-its-optical-patents/ )

But now, it seems, word is beginning to trickle out of the Holmes' defense team camp of the nature of the defense she plans to mount, according to this brief article shared by L.G.L.R. and H.H. (and a big thank you for sharing this):

Elizabeth Holmes Prepares A "Mental Health" Defense For Her Criminal Fraud Charges

The article notes the following:

Elizabeth Holmes' lawyers seem like they are teeing up a "mental health" defense that may have something to do with claiming Holmes was the victim of "violence, trauma or victimization".

And 2020 has been the perfect year for a defense of such sorts to not only hold up, but likely overwhelm and win a "woke" jury unanimously. 

The former Theranos Inc. Chief Executive has been ordered by a federal judge to undergo examination from U.S. government experts after her lawyers have suggested they could offer up evidence that shows she suffered from a "metal disease or defect", according to Reuters.

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California ordered on Wednesday that a psychologist and psychiatrist chosen by the government should examine Holmes for 14 hours over 2 days. The examinations will also be recorded on video.

The order comes after Holmes' lawyers suggested they were going to introduce evidence from Mindy Mechanic, a California State University at Fullerton professor specializing in psychosocial consequences of violence, trauma and victimization. The defense said the evidence would be “relating to a mental disease or defect or any other mental condition of the defendant bearing on the issue of guilt.”

In other words, it sounds to us like Holmes is going to claim she was the victim of violence (perhaps domestic?).

Holmes' mental health had been discussed previously in court documents, but there had been no mention of trauma or violence in her past.

And that, in effect, is the sum total of the article, other than its citation of a tweet from a Mr. Sean Davis that it appeared to him that Holmes plans a new twist on the mental defect defense, the "sociopath defense". I've no idea if Ms. Holmes is or is not a sociopath, but the defense strategy presents some interesting possibilities...

... not the least of which - especially in the context of my previous blogs about the subject which are listed above - is what such a defense might imply for the members of her board, the previously noted Bechtels, Schultzes, Kissingers, and Mattises, not to mention the fawning propatainment media, for it puts the whole story into a bit of a problematic. If the defense is successful, then the more serious issues raised by Theranos and its claims conveniently disappears: "We were all taken in by a clever and manipulative sociopath."  Taken in, indeed, it would seem, for years and years. But imagine if any of them are called by the defense team to testify about any unusual behavior they might have noticed which might tend to confirm the "sociopathic defense". How would the prosecution impugn such testimony? "What convinced you, General Mattis/Secretary Schultz/Secretary Kissinger/Mr. Bechtel that her claims were worth your being a member of her board? Surely a man such as yourself, with your wide experience in government and the corporate world, would not be inclined to be involved in such a project without at least some indication of the scientific worthiness of the claims. And surely, with your wide experience, you must have been able to spot suspicious behavior, so what specifically convinced you to take her claims seriously?"

At that point, one can imagine considerable "pausing to reflect" on the response.  In the media, this is called "dead air"...

With that type of questioning, one might have to introduce all sorts of evidence and hypotheses - such as I have tried to outline in those blogs I've listed above - into the trial process. And that just well may be what's really the goal here. After all, Ms. Holmes has been vilified by the very same press that once courted her, and vilified precisely for being a fraud, crazy, hysterical, subject to temper tantrums... you name it. What seldom gets mentioned are the nature of her claims themselves, and the thinking behind them (See that article about the Toshiba company linked above.)

And thus, a sociopathic defense may be the perfect way to force those claims onto center stage, for you'll note that if Toshiba is claiming to do almost exactly the same thing that Ms. Holmes was claiming she wanted to do years earlier, then that throws a king-sized spanner into the works. And if, on the other hands, those claims are indeed spurious, then the "sociopath defense" won't hurt her, and leave other folks with a whole lot of 'splainin to do.

This, in short, will be very interesting to watch.

See you on the flip side...





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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. FeelinGroovy on September 22, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Always thought Elizabeth Holmes had strange transgender vibe with baritone voice, black turtleneck uniform-like outfit, and little facial movement. Almost like a CGI – arranged by her board members – entrancing the world over a drop of blood.

  2. Kaibosch on September 16, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Understand that Mindy Mechanic (1331) is your all new improved-one-stop-shop AI Defence Attorney Assistant available and appearing via Zoom only. How can she help you today?

    • Scot Cottage on September 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Maybe she’s been assigned to handle all the Gottleib Corp / Jane & Johnny Mnemonic fall out. Does any one else notice she bears a more than passing resemblance to Cathy O’Brien in her genetic expressions? Her 2004 book claimed some kind of frequency technology messaging was being used back then.

      • Randy on September 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm

        Yeah Scot !!! Now that you mention that lol …uncanny? & she always had that “actor’s” vibe to me ? … playing an “role” …”this” ALWAYS had ops within an ops wrapped in an ops ¿?¿ Or 1 faction of the “Mafioso” trying to “release” technology? & another faction trying to stop the release ? … it looks like the rats ( Mafioso) ….R really doing some “infighting” ….amongst themselves? … & I think it has to do with ….something/ somebody’s ….coming back ?¿?? …. this covid ( everyone staying inside/looking searching for ??? … tests ) …telescopes “shutdown” ( either something IS going Up /Down ) & EVERYONE LIVES MATTERS OPS ?¿? …why do “they” want US looking left & right …..not UP ? & on & on & round & round we go lol ? ….I think Miles Mathis IS right ! “they” R just stealing ALL the shit ?¿? simple as that ?

  3. zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Where does pharma step in or on E Holmes?

  4. zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 12:17 am

    http s://www.bit chute.com/video/6MjNLZf-hDQ/?list=notifications&randomize=false

    • Kaibosch on September 16, 2020 at 6:20 am

      Why do your links never work ?

      • goshawks on September 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

        ZDB uses the b!tchute site for many of his links. Joseph’s modding software does not like several words & syllables, including b!tch. So, comments with b!tchute links within them are auto-deleted. Feel safer now?

        ZDB has chosen to leave a space between bit & chute for his way around the auto-modding. If his URLs (links) are directly copied and used, they will not work. Just copy them, paste them into the URL bar, and then delete any spaces. They will work fine…

        • zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 10:51 pm

          yep. thank you.

  5. Pierre on September 15, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    gilad Atzmon, must be in here somewhere I recollect

    Chutzpah: when a jewish lad kills both his parents and at court pleads mercy on the grounds that he is now an orphan.

  6. marcos toledo on September 15, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Our Elizabeth Holmes plays she is out of her mind or she is endangered of being Epsteined. If Toshiba is involved with this technology there must be something to it.

    • Scot Cottage on September 16, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Lets see – Telsa medical frequencies, Rife blood analyzer, Dr Hulda Clarke, maybe Toshiba have a higher blood line claim to ‘their’ black project research ..

  7. FiatLux on September 15, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Seems plausible that:
    (1) The heavy hitters on the board (Kissinger, military) aren’t the type to be taken in by anybody. So if they were interested, there must be something to the Theranos tech, potentially something big. And therefore…
    (2) If that tech and Holmes are being discredited in the media, it’s not because the tech was bogus. It’s to misdirect, as goshawks says, and/or to discredit the tech in the public mind. The purpose being to steal the tech or take it black, I’d guess.
    (3) [A bit more speculative] Those heavy hitters have too much influence to allow some lawyer to put them in an awkward or compromising position in a court case. And therefore…
    (4) The “sociopath defense” is more likely cooked up by, and for the benefit of, the heavy hitters and their friends than anything else.
    (5) The sociopath defense is being backed up by a so-called specialist in “psychosocial consequences of violence, trauma and victimization”–verbiage almost straight outta critical race/gender/etc. theory. How many varieties of “victims of systemic violence” might such a defense serve to exonerate from criminal charges in the future?

  8. Allen S on September 15, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    As the comedian of fifty years ago would say (whose name escapes me at the moment), “The Devil made me do it!”

    Meanwhile, a guy is doing his 30 years in a Texas prison for smoking weed.

    And Martha Stewart gets cuffed and clinked for “insider trading.” Like what happened before the 911 show, except no one cares about this.

    • zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 1:39 am

      Flip Wilson? It was someone on Laugh In.

  9. Seashore on September 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Professor “Mindy Mechanic” …. ???? 😀

    “…specializing in psycho social consequences of violence, trauma and victimization…”


  10. Seashore on September 15, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Professor Mindy Mechanic …. ???? 😀

    “…specializing in psychosocial consequences of viloence, trauma and victimization…”


  11. Kaibosch on September 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    ‘Mindy Mechanic’ for the defence ?! LOL. Working for both sides. No you *know* Holmes will get off…

  12. Miguel Oniga on September 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    ‘I was caught into a system that made me do it.’

  13. Miguel Oniga on September 15, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Very good doing subject-links.

  14. Richard on September 15, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Enter the realm of subjectivity, projected probabilities, and perception(s) of one’s own states and processes. From a single drop immediate details about states of health. A person’s state of health does include mental health. Motivation to reduce the cumbersome work attaining diagnostic data is not only note worthy but something most practitioners strive to accurately achieve. Such opportunity, if not accidental, might be rare when it comes. Now, was there really an underlying intent to conceal or omit anything that was injurious other than a skin prick toward sampling? Some might suggest that that was a given but like most things that draw blood, which is an invasive procedure under the most docile of circumstances (depending on the sensitivity of the individual), is an assault on another when criminally coerced.

    Details, details, and more details of the scene of the crime are not forthcoming. They usually aren’t. That would be like breaching the sanctity of the courts and attorney / client privileges. There has been a great deal of media hyperbole. Personally, the non-invasive data draw of blood / blood serum, something similar to what modern pulse-oximeters rely, is the better approach. Safer, too, as it doesn’t have the potential of introducing inadvertent pathogens through any breaks in the skin. Any chicanery regarding procedure, hardware, and fabrication processes of end device is a bit trickier, especially, when perceptions are pitted against deceptions. Who’s following the money, anyway? Is there really a past medical history of mental / physical trauma? Patient / physician privilege there.

    Excessive babbling about the case could result in a mistrial or no trial because there is no case for trial. That business about binary and bi-polar stuff is a bit too much subjective. There’s likely plans to act on any discovery throughout the pending case. Rest assured networks remain monitored for intellectual property breaches.

    You know, there was an idea to achieve similar blood data analysis in the 80’s through a similar means that pulse oximetry works. A non-invasive procedure where one approaches more closely to Do No Harm than what needle insertion still doesn’t. There’s the potential for harm nearly every time skin protection is breached. Establishing scanning techniques were the keys toward gaining blood component information. It may yet prevail if miniaturized. Who do you suppose are keen on miniaturizing things?

  15. Robert Barricklow on September 15, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Holmes suffered from the disease of believing in true capitalism. Would TPTB[the powers that be] let her test mess up their worldwide medical cartel; not to mention the upcoming covid1984 worldwide coup d’état?
    She is going to be examined by government yes men shrinks; who will rubber stamp PR press releases. The heavily edited videos require about 14 hours just to be able to get a few juicy seconds of news bytes.
    Of course, you’d have to be crazy to take on TPTB.
    After all; TPTB spend an awful lot of political capital, and real capital – to get that meme believed by all populations.
    That’s rich: a sociopath defense.
    Translation: a leadership defense.
    That means that the investors, Kissinger & Crew, were taken in by a sociopath, that literally mirrors themselves.

    White Rabbit

  16. Evan B. on September 15, 2020 at 10:03 am

    I made a video briefly explaining how PCR works and why it doesn’t work to “diagnose” the presence of disease. The Theranos tech purports to use “photonic” PCR, which would be a whole ‘nother leap into shaky territory. Hope it’s ok if I post a link here:


  17. Katie B on September 15, 2020 at 9:34 am

    This may be setting another legal precedent if we think about certain players on the world stage at the moment who are out in the open committing fraud, treason and downright murder. This may be a way of mitigating jail sentences etc

    • Laura on September 15, 2020 at 10:45 am

      megalomaniacal lives matter

      • Katie B on September 15, 2020 at 11:02 am

        Lol, good one Laura!

        • Laura on September 15, 2020 at 10:04 pm

          a straight up legal analysis is that the criminal fraud case is very strong therefore the defense attorneys are laying the ground work for the sentencing phase. negation of mens rea can reduce the penalty.

          • FiatLux on September 16, 2020 at 12:19 am

            Good point about mens rea–I hadn’t thought of that! I’m more familiar with civil than criminal law concepts, but isn’t it a requirement to show that mens rea exists in order to even prosecute certain crimes?

    • FiatLux on September 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      You read my mind!
      Just imagine: criminal sociopaths getting off scot-free, their legal defense being “I’m a sociopath”!

      • Laura on September 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        Yes that is true, but whether or not insanity can negate mens rea in the trial phase may not be the same standard of proof in the sentencing phase. The attorneys are also probably submitting facts to position their approach to challenges inherent in selecting the wording of jury instructions, which impacts the terms of the verdict which impacts how the insanity defense facts can be applied in the sentencing phase.

    • zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 12:57 am

      Imagine if she ate some Twinkies during a particularly difficult monthly cycle.

  18. OrigensChild on September 15, 2020 at 8:54 am

    As time progresses this story is beginning to sound a lot like the PROMIS story. The tech must have been stolen and taken black.

    Speaking of PROMIS take a look at these job postings:



    Like banks hospitals have a penchant for owning a lot of IBM mainframe technology. PROMIS was originally designed for these environments. Its enough to make one wonder if PROMIS was adapted for the healthcare community as well. Think of the implications of that!

    • Robert Barricklow on September 15, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      No doubt it’s a fait accompli!
      I shudder to think of the implications.
      As if it wasn’t diabolical enough as it is.
      Well, as it was. W/covid1984 it went beyond the pale.
      W/PROMIS in the autonomous driver’s seat?

    • zendogbreath on September 16, 2020 at 12:55 am

      I think I first heard of the PANDA system of tracking folk tagged with psyche diagnoses was first referenced for my by Jason Goodman, Quinn Micheals and Abel Danger?

    • Scot Cottage on September 16, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      PROMIS was one of the first KNOWN data scraper / compiler tools which is just a tool used for whatever its directed at. At least the conceptual mother of newer tools. That is why technocrats & sociopaths went nuts when they saw the potential to gather stealth info & ill gotten gains from each other until detected & neutralized ie Robert Maxwell & Jeffery Epstein. Now days ‘integrity certifications’ serve similar access.

  19. Maatkare3114 on September 15, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Big lies that lead to fraud, need even bigger excuses when one is asked to pay the bill.

  20. anakephalaiosis on September 15, 2020 at 6:51 am


    Pope Nero-Caligula seeks subversion,
    to avoid scientific admission,
    that his drop of blood
    might be odd,
    and expose an alien invasion.


  21. goshawks on September 15, 2020 at 5:58 am

    I am going to riff on Miles Mathis’ method of analyzing such things. He tends to assume that both a mainstream-presentation of a story and any ‘pushed’ conspiracy-presentation are set-ups to direct away from a deeper story. The mainstream version is for the sheeple. The conspiracy version is to rope-in types who can sense something is ‘wrong’ but cannot put a finger on it (an early Neo sense of the Matrix). Both are to misdirect from some deeper purpose…

    In this case, I am going to go with Miles’ theater for the masses path. Sometimes, this is used to blackwash things, like the Manson “trial” did for the hippy / counterculture movement. (MM did a paper on that.) Other times, it is to further Project Chaos, like the O.J. Simpson “trial.” (MM did a paper on that.)

    Still other times, it is used simply for distraction (so other, very important but ‘dark’, events can pass unnoticed). The modern-day version of Bread & Circuses while the barbarians get closer to Rome. I am going to go with that sub-version. If so, the MSM will broadcast it interminably, it will be drawn-out until whatever was needing to pass-by unnoticed is completed, and the various ‘Players’ will become soap-opera stars. Even illegal interviews with the defendant while in jail. We will see…

    (There may be a future MM paper stemming-from this… *grin*)

    • WalkingDead on September 15, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Miles does have some interesting analysis on many things.

      • John G. on September 15, 2020 at 11:20 am

        Yes, he does. But, I think he is wrong on Pizzagate — that there is nothing there — and, like good Dr. F, I think he is wrong on Q. But, we will see!

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