I have studied the situation in the holy land, and have been there. Most of what you think you believe may not be not the truth….
To the casual visitor or tourist driving through the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, Israeli settlements may appear as just another set of houses on a hill.
The middle-class suburban style townhouses, built fast and locked in a grid of uniform units, stand like fortified compounds, in direct contrast to the sprawling limestone Palestinian homes below.
Settlement homes, mostly constructed of cement with a cosmetic limestone cladding, tend to fashion a similar look: American-style villas topped by red-tiled roofs and surrounded by lush, neatly trimmed green lawns.
The largest settlement, Modi’in Illit, houses more than 64,000 Israeli Jews in the occupied West Bank. The mega-settlement has its own mayor, as well as schools, shopping malls and medical centres.
Some settlements even have their own universities….. Read More
The following YouTube is a great primer by a very qualified speaker”
Our aim is to “starve the whole population – men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound – into submission,” said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.
He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this starvation blockade that would eventually take the lives of a million German civilians.
Yet when we went to war in 1917, a U.S. admiral told British Prime Minister Lloyd George, “You will find that it will take us only two months to become as great criminals as you are.”
After the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, however, the starvation blockade was not lifted until Germany capitulated to all Allied demands in the Treaty of Versailles.
As late as March 1919, four months after the Germans laid down their arms, Churchill arose in Parliament to exult, “We are enforcing the blockade with rigor, and Germany is very near starvation.”
So grave were conditions in Germany that Gen. Sir Herbert Plumer protested to Lloyd George in Paris that morale among his troops on the Rhine was sinking from seeing “hordes of skinny and bloated children pawing over the offal from British cantonments.”
A comparable crime is being committed today against the poorest people in the Arab world – and with the complicity of the United States.
Saudi Arabia, which attacked and invaded Yemen in 2015 after Houthi rebels dumped over a pro-Saudi regime in Sanaa and overran much of the country, has imposed a land, sea and air blockade, after the Houthis fired a missile at Riyadh this month that was shot down.
The Saudis say it was an Iranian missile, fired with the aid of Hezbollah, and an “act of war” against the kingdom. The Houthis admit to firing the missile, but all three deny Iran and Hezbollah had any role.
Whatever the facts of the attack, what the Saudis, with U.S. support, are doing today with this total blockade of that impoverished country appears to be both inhumane and indefensible.
Almost 90 percent of Yemen’s food, fuel and medicine is imported, and these imports are being cut off. The largest cities under Houthi control, the port of Hodaida and Sanaa, the capital, have lost access to drinking water because the fuel needed to purify the water is not there.
Thousands have died of cholera. Hundreds of thousands are at risk. Children are in danger from a diphtheria epidemic. Critical drugs and medicines have stopped coming in, a death sentence for diabetics and cancer patients.
If airfields and ports under Houthi control are not allowed to open and the necessities of life and humanitarian aid are not allowed to flow in, the Yemenis face famine and starvation.
What did these people do to deserve this? What did they do to us that we would assist the Saudis in doing this to them?
The Houthis are not al-Qaida or ISIS. Those are Sunni terrorist groups, and the Houthis detest them.
Is this now the American way of war? Are we Americans, this Thanksgiving and Christmas, prepared to collude in a human rights catastrophe that will engender a hatred of us among generations of Yemeni and stain the name of our country?
Saudis argue that the specter of starvation will turn the Yemeni people against the rebels and force the Houthi to submit. But what if the policy fails. What if the Houthis, who have held the northern half of the country for more than two years, do not yield? What then?
Are we willing to play passive observer as thousands and then tens of thousands of innocent civilians — the old, sick, weak, and infants and toddlers first — die from a starvation blockade supported by the mighty United States of America?
Without U.S. targeting and refueling, Saudi planes could not attack the Houthis effectively and Riyadh could not win this war. But when did Congress authorize this war on a nation that never attacked us?
President Obama first approved U.S. support for the Saudi war effort. President Trump has continued the Obama policy, and the war in Yemen has now become his war, and his human rights catastrophe.
Yemen today is arguably the worst humanitarian crisis on earth, and America’s role in it is undeniable and indispensable.
If the United States were to tell Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that we were no longer going to support his war in Yemen, the Saudis would have to accept the reality that they have lost this war.
Indeed, given Riyadh’s failure in the Syria civil war, its failure to discipline rebellious Qatar, its stalemated war and human rights disaster in Yemen, Trump might take a hard second look at the Sunni monarchy that is the pillar of U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf.
“Legalization” is a joke in all of the US States, but in the socialist republic of FL in particular. In FL you can expect to pay a doctor $200 to tell you what you already know, and get a medical MJ card that is good for 7 months and then you pay again (every 7 months). And don’t forget that the state gets a $75 fee on top of that. Then after all of that you can expect to pay about 400% more than the free market value for your medicine because the state again must get it’s blood money. Remember that only friends of the psychopaths in Tallahassee are allowed to grow your medicine. You certainly can not grow your own.
The end of this is that only the economically well off can even consider this path for their medical needs. This like all of the other US states is not Legalization. Just new crimes, and new ways to steal your money. The turning of our God given rights into permissions from the state that we must purchase.
How far do you think this would have gotten if we needed to pay for state permission slips to own and read a bible, or to have children? Americans need to wake the hell up and see what is happening to their rights in this country. The Constitution was written on hemp paper, and I am fairly confident that the founders would have killed the tyrants before seeking their permission to grow the hemp for that document.
This is the tip of the iceberg in the damage that the government medical monopoly has caused to the health of millions of Americans. Don’t forget that their prescription drug Vioxx killed 60,000 – more than died in the Vietnam war… no one went to jail. Small fines were paid, and it was swept under the rug. Business as usual.
THE FDA HAS PUBLISHED CONCLUSIVE PROOF ON THEIR WEBSITE THAT THE DTAP VACCINE CAN CAUSE AUTISM. ACCORDING TO THE FDA’S ONLINE BIOLOGICS BLOOD VACCINES DOCUMENT, A VACCINE MANUFACTURER ADMITS ON ITS PACKAGE INSERT THAT THEIR VACCINATION CAN CAUSE AUTISM AS ONE OF MANY ADVERSE REACTIONS.
I think that any sane observer has to agree that the “state”, child protective service in particular with the aide of useful idiots in blue costumes, has become a purely criminal enterprise, that does not serve to protect our rights, but rather to violate them for it’s own nefarious purposes. Author Gary Allen explained it 40 years ago: ~MFP
Terri LaPoint, Assistant Editor MedicalKidnap.com
Brian Shilhavy, Editor
Health Impact News
One of the dirty little secrets of Child Protective Services is that children are sometimes taken from their homes, and their parents’ rights ended, simply because the children are “adoptable.”
Now, in a stunning reversal of a termination of parental rights decision, a Court of Appeals has concluded that the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) took children from their mother primarily because her children were considered adoptable.
This admission is now part of the court record.
This confirms what many parents and social worker insiders have told Health Impact News – that one of the reasons that children are taken even from good, loving homes is because of their adoptability, not just in Arizona, but in every state.
There is a great deal of federal funding in adopting out children to strangers; thus, children have literally become a commodity to be seized and sold……
For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler—or, if he was feeling more ambitious, Freud. On scraps of paper and legal notepads, he jotted down thoughts sparked by his reading. “Deep below the rational part of our brain is an underground ocean where strange things swim,” he wrote on one notepad. On another, “Life: the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.”
Rennie, his wife of fifty-seven years, was slower to rise. She was recovering from lymphoma and suffered from neuropathy so severe that her legs felt like sausages. Each morning, she spent nearly an hour in the bathroom applying makeup and lotions, the same brands she’d used for forty years. She always emerged wearing pale-pink lipstick. Rudy, who was prone to grandiosity, liked to refer to her as “my amour.”
On the Friday before Labor Day, 2013, the Norths had just finished their toast when a nurse, who visited five times a week to help Rennie bathe and dress, came to their house, in Sun City Aliante, an “active adult” community in Las Vegas. They had moved there in 2005, when Rudy, a retired consultant for broadcasters, was sixty-eight and Rennie was sixty-six. They took pride in their view of the golf course, though neither of them played golf.
Rudy chatted with the nurse in the kitchen for twenty minutes, joking about marriage and laundry, until there was a knock at the door. A stocky woman with shiny black hair introduced herself as April Parks, the owner of the company A Private Professional Guardian. She was accompanied by three colleagues, who didn’t give their names. Parks told the Norths that she had an order from the Clark County Family Court to “remove” them from their home. She would be taking them to an assisted-living facility. “Go and gather your things,” she said.
Because the people of this country are so dumb as to not recognize the need for the militia, and have let it become almost non-existent, When the 5th column terror escalates,as planned, the only force available will be the globalist United Nations military, and it will be unleashed upon the American people.
This is where it is heading folks. Get off your rears, and speak out for a change. My God what is it going to take for people to see what their government has become and is doing? Scripture speaks of “justice” 40 times in the KJV. This is NOT justice! This is a psychopathic criminals calling themselves government….
Hosea 4:6New King James Version (NKJV)
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
Yes you read that right, and my standard retort to the question of “this is Amazon how may I help you?” is now “If you can find Jeff Bezos please kick him in the balls”. That usually sets them back a bit, and then I continue to explain:
I am a very computer literate person, and avoided “intellectual property rights” like Amazon’s Kindle books for almost 15 years, because I knew what I would be getting into, so against my better judgement I made the Kindle plunge…..
The very fist week, I could not get my bought, and paid for property to download into the Windows 7, Kindle reader, I spend 4 entire mornings with the incompetent Amazon support staff that took 2 days to tell me to turn off my VPN because their half baked app would not work with a VPN. I spent 2 more days with tech support, and in the end Amazon stole over 6 hours of my time with no compensation, in my effect to use my own bought and paid for property.
Fast forward to last night… I was reading a very important book necessary for my vocation, last night when I decided to see what the process of loaning out a Kindle book looked like. So for test purposes I “loaned” the book to my mother by sending her an email that she could either accept or refuse. ( I knew ahead of time she would NEVER accept this invitation and read this book.
What happened immediately was that I no longer had access to my book!
To give an analogy this would be like me calling you and agreeing to loan you my book if you wanted it. But before you could even answer, or accept, a thief by the name of Jeff Bezos sneaks into my house, and steals my personal property. I am not allowed to read my own book, and you have not even decided whether you want to read it or not. What boggles my mind is why the idiots at Amazon did not include a button that would take the loan back. If someone does not take you up on your loan that you are still denied the use of your property by Jeff Bezos. This is the very definition of theft.
Anyhow I spent an uncompensated hour on the phone last night with tech support who manged to get the book back on my laptop.
This morning I tried to open the book on my smartphone only to find it unavailable. I just spend 2 hours and 5 phone calls to get this issue resolved.
I find Amazon’s actions to be those of a thief, and I am in the process of filing a complaint with the Missouri Attorney generals office (for all of the help that that are.)
Stay tuned to updates….
11/15/17 12:30 am – Just got my new phone turned on yesterday as replacing the screen on the old one cost as much as phone does. I just tried to fire up the kindle app on the new phone, and read “MY” book, and guess what? Yup… that low life criminal SOB Jeff Bezos has stolen my book, and my time again (something that you and I would go to jail for). I can’t read my book now without spending a lot of time on the phone with Amazon tech support. This is how criminal these large corperations have become. I would bet that this story continues…..they are not done screwing me. This is what I foresaw and why I eschewed this technology for 15 years. and yes I still fantasize about kicking Jeff Bezos in the balls.
If you do your due diligence you are likely to come to the conclusion like many have that Jeff Bezos is a globalist and thus the mortal enemy of anyone that believes in the principles that this country was founded upon.
His dealing with the NSA borders on treason IMHO. A capital offense….
Lets not forget the criminal theft of both Animal Farm and Brave New World on readers tablets. This was not IMHO an accident, but a clear message about the nefarious nature of these ebooks, and that Amazon, as part of the New World Order’s infrastructure, was going to take full advantage of it.
Paid for a Kindle book. Twice in fact. It still has not shown up, so I can’t read it.
So in addition to the cost of the book, I am going to have to spend $20 of my time tied up with tech support to get access to my own property. Do you see a pattern here yet?
This time Amazon, that seems to own all of the books that i paid for, is now not letting me read one of my cook books, saying that it is registered on too many devices. Who knows how much time it is going to take to jump this latest hurtle put between me and my property?
FWIW I am still unable to read any of my books on my laptop using the Windows 7 application. and that is after spending 4 full mornings with their tech support and getting no where.
The ebook I purchased last night has still not shown up and in addition when I tried to open a book on my smartphone I found out that the obtuse, confusing, interface to administer the licenses that Amazon has in the Web interface, deleted all of the books on my smartphone. Then when I tried to open one of my books I was greeted again with a license issue, that could only be addressed on the obtuse web interface where you again guess at what devices you are deleting books on.
Two weeks into having a Fire 8, many of my books are still not even halfway downloaded. The device has been on a fast WiFi network for the entire time.
I should sent both of my devices back, but then I am stuck with a dozen books that I paid a pretty penny for with no way to comfortably read them, while on the go. Not that I can actually read them if they are not downloaded.
My desire to “kick Jeff Bezos in the balls” grows with each day of being urinated on by Amazon, and being told that “it’s raining”, that I am not being urinated on….
I hope the above, which is only a small portion of the issues that I have had with “Kindle:” books, gives you some insight at to why I think that Jeff Bezos needs kicked in the balls.
Here are 2 pictures that document the above few paragraphs:
Amazon defaulting ebook purchase to a gift purchase, even thought 99% of the purchase are likely for the person themselves. If I didn’t know any better, and didn’t know what an honest, integrity driven company that Amazon was, I might think that they did this on purpose to generate more income by being dishonest. Most people making this mistake would likley not get the refund as I did, because it is too much trouble.
On the web page where your devices are registered I have 13 devices registered , with no way to really tell what is what, and I think Amazon likes it that way. In addition it looks like Jeff Bezos limits you to reading your content on only 2 devices A fact they try hard to obfuscate. I happen to have 4 laptops, 2 of which I use regularly, 2 tablets, and an off the cell network smart phone that I use in the kitchen as a media server. Amazon has created a real nightmare for many of it’s users. I own the books BUT I can’t read them on my devices without getting to a PC and then deregistering them on devices that I often can not tell what they are, which then creates more down stream problems. Today I had to spend another 45 minutes on the phone to address the current issues. I also learned that Amazon is now not supporting their stand alone app on Windows 7. How can you read books when they stop support for the app that you want to use? Like I said at the beginning, Amazon looks like a criminal organization. It certainly does not treat it’s customers well at all, in respecting THEIR property rights. Much of their actions are guided by their intellectual property rights concerns, but you do not solve them by stomping all over your customers property rights. I have some very good ideas on how they could solve the issue but will keep them to myself, unless they are willing to pay me as a consultant. Amazon has stolen enough of my time already.
LAPD footage via CBSThe Los Angeles Police Department’s response to demands that its officers’ body camera footage be available to the media and the public has been simple and firm: No.
A news report from CBS’ local affiliate showing what appears to be LAPD officers planting drug evidence during an arrest may challenge how long the department may be able to maintain that policy.
Since Los Angeles started rolling out body cameras for its officers two years ago (partly funded by a federal grant, so we’re all paying for this), the LAPD has been insistent that body camera footage is not a public record and would not be released.
But a CBS reporter got his hands on a dozen body camera videos from the arrest of Ronald Shields, 52, stopped by police and charged with a hit-and-run in North Hollywood. The videos show what appears to be an officer taking a baggie of cocaine, planting it in Shields’ wallet, and then acting like he has discovered it on the scene.
The case appears to be very similar to a situation uncovered in Baltimore where an officer inadvertently recorded himself planting drugs on a scene. And it happened for the same reason. The body cameras continually record and buffer what’s happening, but without sound, for the previous 30 seconds, even when they’re not technically “on.” When a police officer actually turns the body camera “on,” the camera also saves the previous 30 seconds and they are captured in the footage.
So the officer’s own body camera captured him picking a packet of cocaine off the ground at the arrest scene, putting it in Shields’ wallet, and then pretending that he discovered the drugs during the search.
Shields’ attorney showed the footage in a pre-trial hearing and now the LAPD is investigating what happened. It may well be a situation where the officer was re-enacting “discovering” the drugs for the camera and didn’t actually plant drugs on an innocent man. That was the claim out of Baltimore. That’s still a terrible, deceptive practice that needs to stop immediately because it jeopardizes everything else about the arrest. You cannot “recreate” the discovery of evidence and expect people to reasonably believe everything else is real.
The discovery in Baltimore that the placement of the evidence in a case had been staged ultimately ended up in dozensof other criminal cases being dropped by prosecutors. So the discovery here in this one LAPD case could end up rippling out even further.
The LAPD may say they take claims of misconduct seriously and Mayor Eric Garcetti can claim that he “expects the highest integrity from everyone who wears badge,” but this case highlights exactly why the police should not have the authority to decide for itself whether body camera footage is released to the public.