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Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

HWH COMMENT: Yes. Thank you for moving in a positive direction against illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel.

Those products of which Israelis speak are not made in Israel. They are made in Israeli-occupied areas of Palestine.

How blatant the theft, to steal the Palestinian’s ability to grow their own produce to sell on the world markets to support themselves, while simultaneously extracting Palestinian-grown olive trees from Palestinian ground, so the Israeli settlers could grow their own produce where the Palestinians once grew theirs.

Do you know how long it takes for an olive tree to grow and bear fruit? Five years to begin bearing fruit and full fruit growth in seven to eight years. Do you know the pain associated with losing all those years?

I do, and I never grew an olive tree. Why doesn’t the rest of the world see the pain Israelis inflict on the Palestinians? Take their hope away. I heard that many times in Ariel Sharon’s day. How do they do that? By taking Palestine’s means to support themselves away and turning ownership rights willy-nilly over to themselves. That’s called stealing. Larceny. Grand theft. Bigger than grand theft.

That the Israelis laugh at how poor the Palestinians, that they can’t support themselves, so they don’t deserve to be an independent nation is egregious. Unforgivable behavior by Israelis who claim to want peace with their neighbors.

Israel does not consider Palestinians their neighbors. People of the world need to come to grips with Israeli thought on who is their neighbor. All countries, except the one they occupy.

Israel needs to be stopped. The entire world knows that Israel will not stop themselves. The entire world knows of their claims not to be psychologically or physically capable of stopping themselves. Ariel Sharon incredulously said, “nobody stops us”. Nothing has changed.

Nobody has, all these years later.

When people say that, and then they demonstrate that to be a truth, then the world has no choice but to intervene and stop them before they do more damage.

The Palestinian people are in massive incarceration camps throughout those Israeli-occupied territories. They are slaves. They are not free to survive and thrive.

And now, Israelis take their plants. THEIR PLANTS! How low can anybody go? That which a people need to subsist, the enemy, now appropriately call Adolph Hitler, moves in and takes those TOO!

The European Union took an important action. Now it is the responsibility of the USA to second that action by lifting the ban on boycotting products made by Israelis in Israeli-occupied territories.

It is morally reprehensible for Israelis to uproot Palestinian olive trees and then to plant their own seeds and sell the produce on the world market under the fake label of Made In Israel.

The gall it took. How stupid the Israelis must think the rest of the world is to accept such a lie.

The USA has factories all over the world, where they hire foreigners to operate those factories. When a product from any of those places enters for sale into the USA it has on its label the name of the foreign entity where it was actually made. It does not say MADE IN THE USA.

Nobody should trust any country that uses fake labels of origin on any product sold anywhere.

The only way Made In Israel could not be a fake label would be if all of Palestine was included under the Israeli flag of nationship and it clearly is not.

Palestinians are not Israelis and they do not benefit from Israeli businesses on Palestinian land. Even if they did, they still couldn’t call it Made In Israel.

Next stop USA. All Jewish companies that make products in the USA will now put on their labels Made In Israel. That’s the plan. No one really thought this was the end of the Israeli Domination plan did they? Same thing will happen in Europe. The European Jews will cry anti-Semitism, they’ll stage a bunch of carefully designated, strategically placed attacks done by their own people, claiming the second Holocaust is coming and the sky will fall all over the world. Why? Because the Jews will make it fall.

Don’t succumb to their antics. They will act like addicts in need of a fix. Don’t give it. It’s time they went through the withdrawal of “we can no longer control the world through terrorizing public officials and businesses. We can no longer make people’s lives living hells till they give us what we want when we want it.”

Israelis made a huge blunder when they slapped a Made In Israel label on goods made in occupied territories. That was a sneaky, underhanded move that unfortunately the USA sanctioned by punishing businesses in the USA who refused to buy products made by Israelis in occupied Palestine. How did they punish them? In the way Benjamin Netanyahu told them to punish them. Refuse them government contracts. What did the USA Congress do? Exactly that – democrats and republicans participated in punishing American citizens who own and operate businesses in the USA, by telling them who they could and could not buy from, at the expense of being denied government contracts.

So Israel really is running the USA?

The USA Congress colluded with Israel to keep an enslaved people enslaved by stealing its ability to support themselves.

Grow your own food in your own land, not on somebody else’s, then labeling it made in yours.

The arrogance required to think they rule all the world in all matters Israeli and regarding all matters Palestinian and regarding all matters American and regarding all matters European should make the entire world they claim to control stand up and say, “no you don’t”. Asia too?

The European Union just did that.

Make that move count for freedom for all peoples, not everyone except the Palestinians whom the Israelis need to keep under their thumbs as their forever slaves.

The entire world seeks to free all enslaved people, except the Palestinians in Palestine.

In hindsight, strategically, Jews should have called the homeland they sought Palestine, instead of Israel after a minority of people who lived there.

Actually, Humpty-Humpty can be put back together again. I’ve seen people do it.

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel.

The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.”

The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an “indication of that provenance” so that consumers can make “informed choices” when they shop.

The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement expansion, saying it undermines the hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up lands claimed by the Palestinians. Israel says the labeling is unfair and discriminatory and says other countries involved in disputes over land are not similarly sanctioned.

The EU wants any produce made in the settlements to be easily identifiable to shoppers and insists that they should not carry the generic “Made in Israel” tag.

Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and began settling both areas shortly afterward. The Palestinians claim both areas as parts of a future state, a position that has global support.

The international community opposes settlement construction and many countries consider them illegal. Their continued growth is seen to undermine the establishment of an independent Palestine alongside Israel. Today, nearly 700,000 Israelis live in the two areas, almost 10% of the country’s Jewish population.

The ECJ underlined that settlements “give concrete expression to a policy of population transfer conducted by that State outside its territory, in violation of the rules of general international humanitarian law.”

It said any failure to identify the point of origin of produce meant that “consumers have no way of knowing, in the absence of any information capable of enlightening them in that respect, that a foodstuff comes from a locality or a set of localities constituting a settlement established in one of those territories in breach of the rules of international humanitarian law.”

Human Rights Watch welcomed the ruling. The rights watchdog’s EU Director Lotte Leicht said it’s “an important step toward EU member states upholding their duty not to participate in the fiction that illegal settlements are part of Israel. European consumers are entitled to be confident that the products they purchase are not linked to serious violations of international humanitarian law.”

In Israel, Professor Eugene Kontorovich, director of International Law at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum, said “the European Court is approving putting a new kind of ‘Yellow Star’ on Jewish-made products.”

“This blatant discrimination makes it more urgent than ever for the Trump administration to defy Brussels by making official what has long been U.S. practice, to allow these products to be labelled ‘Made in Israel’,” said Kontorovich.

It’s not entirely clear how the ruling will be enforced.

European retailers would normally be expected to do the labelling, but the real origin of the produce is not always easy to identify, experts say.

The case came to court after an Israeli winery based in a settlement near Jerusalem contested France’s application of a previous ECJ court ruling on the labeling. That ruling backed the use of origin-identifying tags but did not make them legally binding.

The winery and Israel’s Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment on the ruling.

___Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report.

Source: Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products






 

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Vegan Nation Interviews U.S. Presidential Candidates – The Humane Herald

Discover The Humane Party Presidential Primary candidates, Robert Mason (in Texas) and Clifton Roberts (in California).

Vegan Nation radio host Marlene Narrow will interview both candidates, on WCUW 91.3 FM, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.Tune in worldwide online on Thursday, October 24th, 2019, 4 pm – 5 pm, Eastern time.

See the event page on Facebook.

Hear archived shows and at the radio station index.Note: Humane Party Presidential Primary Elections October 1st – 25th….

INFO AND LINKS: Vegan Nation Interviews U.S. Presidential Candidates – The Humane Herald






Posted in ANIMAL RIGHTS, HWH COMMENTARY

House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony – ABC News

The bi-partisan bill was introduced by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate.

“This bill sends a clear message that our society does not accept cruelty against animals. We’ve received support from so many Americans from across the country and across the political spectrum,” Deutch said in a statement. “I’m deeply thankful for all of the advocates who helped us pass this bill, and I look forward to the Senate’s swift passage and the President’s signature.”

The bill is an expansion on the 2010 Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which made the creation and distribution of “animal crushing” videos illegal. The underlying acts, which were not included in the 2010 bill, are part of the PACT Act.

The PACT Act would make it a federal crime for “any person to intentionally engage in animal crushing if the animals or animal crushing is in, substantially affects, or uses a means or facility of, interstate or foreign commerce,” according to a fact sheet of the bill…

FINISH UP: House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony – ABC News



HWH COMMENT: Although this recent passage is a victory, it’s attached to an animal crushing law that only outlaws animal crushing if interstate or foreign commerce is involved.

In other words, it’s only illegal to crush animals if you use interstate or foreign commerce to distribute the videos taken of the horrific deeds for sexual pleasure. So stay in your state and do all the crushing you want – is what I’m hearing. Sell your videos in your home state and you’ll be okay.

Now what kind of law is that? What kind of deterrent is that?

It sounds like some of these lawmakers on Capitol Hill want their home states to be able to crush animals for sexual pleasure and that maybe some of these lawmakers are participants in the torture and the carnage.

It sure sounds suspicious to me.




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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Had ‘Constructive’ Meeting With President Trump | Digital Trends

HWH: Whatever did or didn’t come out of the meeting between President Trump and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook multibillionaire isn’t as important right now as the fact that the meeting took place and, to the outside observer, appeared cordial and respectful. That’s the way professionals ought to conduct themselves.

That Zuckerberg wants to produce his own currency and essentially become a bank should alarm those concerned about the privacy rights of Facebook users. Banks are meticulous, or should be, in matters of privacy. Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t shown the public to date that he can handle privacy issues with the seriousness they require. Giving advertisers unfettered access to Facebook contacts, private messaging and emails should alarm everybody, friend or foe. He conveniently sidesteps the fact that he’s a multibillionaire because of those practices, and instead focuses on the ‘cost’ of connecting the world, which is supposedly his so-called lofty goal which is the foundation of all of this corruption that made him filthy rich.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t have the experience nor track the record in protecting the privacy of his customer base to make a jitter-free business transition from social media to establishing his own currency.

He is jumping too quickly into a banking field he knows little about, before he has adequately dealt with the haphazard way he runs his current companies with little oversight or accountability. Acting naive as he does to the inner workings of Facebook isn’t going to cut it in the banking world. It isn’t enough in that world to operate from an ‘adequate‘ model or from an ‘arrogance’ model that puts everybody but himself in a category of too stupid to understand what he knows and they don’t.

Attempting to connect every individual in the world to each other for his own financial benefit, on the backs of those customers whose privacy he knowingly invades and violates, would land other people committing similar deeds in jail. Others would see him as messianic – king of the world. The only reason I see for doing it, when he isn’t much of a social guy himself, and when the CIA is operating within that system, is for the purpose of spying on the entire world. In other words, it’s a lot easier to spy on individuals who all gather at the same place. They already spy on governments, with individuals it’s not as easy, especially in other countries. And it is costly. Facebook makes it easy.

Protecting a person’s rights against unlawful search and seizure of their personal space and property when executed by advertising agencies for the purpose of profit has not been adequately dealt with by Mr. Zuckerberg, the USA congress or the Supreme Court. We all know what search means, but the seizure definition given by Zuckerberg is not adequate, because it doesn’t fit. When someone copies my private personal material against my knowledge and/or will and then uses it in undisclosed ways for profit, that’s seizure. It doesn’t matter that the original documents remain with the customer, as he claimed. That’s not the point here.

The point is the copying and the usage of those documents which corrupt the originals, since they are no longer free from a corrupt money-making scheme, that could be attached to sex trafficking or drug money laundering or slaughtering animals. Name a money-making scheme or endeavor and your personal information is connected to it via the Madison Avenue Spy And Steal Mode Of Operations For Profit.

What is Madison Avenue paying Facebook customers for that unfettered invasive access and retrieval of their private information? I don’t want MASAS to have access to my mother and her friends and neighbors for the purpose of using their names and everything about them to sell their products or for any other purpose.

Why should MASAS be given authority, that law enforcement or intelligence agencies in the USA have to go to a FISA court to get approved? Why is Facebook immune? Why is MASAS immune? These are all legitimate questions that need answers now.

Why is congress stalling on this? To give Facebook CIA time to cover or erase their tracks? Where is Nancy Pelosi on this? Oh right, because she doesn’t know anything about Facebook, how could she know anything about FISA warrants for profit.

Yes, FISA WARRANTS FOR PROFIT is what MASAS’s actions amount to. Madison Avenue has a FISA WARRANT FOR PROFIT with no expiration date against every USA citizen and dare I imply every world citizen. No wonder China doesn’t want Facebook in it’s country. Who would, knowing the CIA operates within it. That’s what the CIA does. They spy. They spy and manipulate people.

Zuckerberg’s disclaimers essentially stating that that’s what these advertising companies do, and the customer has to either agree to let them continue or stop using Facebook, when he actively took measures using CIA manipulation tactics, to addict people to the process, is illegal and immoral. It’s communism at it’s height of arrogance.

Communism is not our system of government. It is not supported by the USA Constitution or Bill of Rights. Nowhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights or Amendments to the Constitution does it say or imply that advertising agencies have special rights to spy on their prospective or existing customers and to make copies and steal the impressions to use for profit or for any other reason.

Facebook is not an advertising agency. Mark Zuckerberg is not an advertising agency. Customers of Facebook are not customers of advertising agencies.

Breaking and entering is what it’s called, when high-powered technology dives into specifically targeted data, breaching privacy walls. And they always say they’re making your lives easier by bringing to you what you like to buy. I don’t want people to know what I’m buying. I just bought a pair of socks, I go to Facebook to catch up and sock ads pop up all over. Why? I already bought the socks, and Facebook wants me to buy more, even though I can’t afford it? What are they going to do to me if I don’t? Or I talked on the phone regarding socks I need to buy for my husband, I go to Facebook to catch up and ads pop up all over the place regarding socks. Whoa. That is scary.

Let me tell you something. I have never gone to Facebook to shop for anything. I shop where they sell product. That they spy and then show me what they think I want to see does not impress nor help me in any way. It is a huge irritant that they tell me what to buy after I’ve already bought it.

It’s called unlawful search and seizure, because there is no crime committed by the Facebook user. Yet, Facebook is acting like the FBI, combing everybody’s data and using it for who knows what purpose in addition to monetary gain. It’s like absolving a doctor from malpractice claims before the surgery is performed. There may be a law stating it is legal, because corrupt lawmakers passed such a law, but it can’t stand up to constitutional correctness, when someone’s rights for compensatory damages due to negligence or due to purposeful infliction of damage are blocked, thus violated, for the purpose of monetary gain or for the purpose of excusing without consequences negligent behavior, for which other people in similar situations would get prison-time.

Mark Zuckerberg may have the protection of the CIA in his shadowy enterprises that allow him to give MASAS operatives unfettered access to his customers with impunity, but does the world want the CIA to be controlling their banking systems as well? Wherever Facebook goes, there goes the CIA.

Referencing as privacy missteps, the intentional actions by Mark Zuckerberg to allow advertising agencies to search and seize, spy and steal on and from Facebook’s customers is naive and arrogant by those who claim to be concerned about those rights.  In my mind of privacy rights afforded under the USA Constitution, its Amendments and Bill of Rights those missteps are felonies, and Mark Zuckerberg is thumbing his nose to his customers, since those policies are still in practice. What changed is now they admit it and give the customer the option of staying and complying or leaving. All social media platforms do the same. On Word Press, each time you click you have to agree to be used for their purposes or you can’t proceed.

This cannot go on as is. It must be addressed. The advertisers have no inherent right to any of your information that isn’t on public display, and even then everything a person creates is protected by copyright. MASAS operatives totally disregard copyright laws for the purpose of monetary gain using your material in undisclosed ways.

Nancy Pelosi and her gang of violators are naive and arrogant if they think they are above the USA Constitutional authority. Try infringing on one of their copyrighted works and see who’s cringing now.



Facebook’s Zuckerberg had a ‘constructive’ meeting with President Trump

By Trevor Mogg September 19, 2019 7:10PM PST

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shakes hands with President Trump at the White House on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The White House

Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Thursday during a trip in which the Facebook CEO aimed to placate lawmakers concerned about the social network’s growing influence and privacy missteps.

A Facebook spokesperson told Digital Trends that Zuckerberg is in the capital to meet with lawmakers “to hear their [and] concerns and talk about future internet regulation,” adding that he had “a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today.”

At the time of writing, few details about Thursday’s surprise meeting have emerged, though it’s been reported that Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director, and senior adviser Jared Kushner, were also present.

Trump has been critical of Facebook in the past, though his opinions, more often than not posted online for his 64 million Twitter followers, have usually called out the service for having what he believes to be a bias against conservative voices. One tweet, posted in March 2019, accused not only Facebook, but also Google and Twitter, of being “sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.”

He was also quick to criticize Libra, Facebook’s planned digital currency, saying it would have “little standing or dependability,” while adding that the company would have to seek a banking charter if it wanted to proceed with the idea…

FINISH UP:

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Had ‘Constructive’ Meeting With President Trump | Digital Trends






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Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce ‘Technosignatures’ That We Could Find, Experts Say | Live Science

HWH COMMENTARY: Who says an alien civilization needs to be advanced to exist? Because it’s so far away? Or because we’re so far from it, that we’re the advanced ones? In which direction along the time frame before it starts bending are you referencing?

Or are we basing that assumption on biological constraints?

Who says something alien to us has to be civilized? We’re not civilized. You mean moral? If biology isn’t in the field, then moral doesn’t matter.

What does intelligent civilization mean? Technologically advanced? You mean no going to school to learn it? No growth from birth to death of an alien? Where do aliens go when they die? If they don’t have skin, then what proves the death if not decay?

Why so stuck on radio transmission constraints? If all movement makes sound when one has the ears to hear it, then the universe is one heck of a noisy place. And you’re looking for a dew drop in the ocean. A radio wave like any other radio wave is like a dew drop like any other dew drop in a body of like-dew drops. You don’t have the sophistication to discern a different drop? Why? Because you don’t know what you’re looking for. You don’t know how it will be different.

How different is the unique radio transmission you’re looking for? You mean in alien radio language compared to human radio language? Why would they be different?

When astronauts go above the earths surface, do they really see the earth spinning? Or is the earth so big that the spin is negligible, more like a sloth sleep walking? Has any human ever witnessed it? How far above earth does one have to go to witness a spin? The degree or rate of spin is not recognized by the human eye. So what does fast mean, if we can’t see the result? Has anyone ever shown it? In real time?

How fast does the earth spin on its axis relative to the environment it spins in and what forces the spin?

The earth spins on its axis at 1,000  miles per hour.

The earth moves around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour.

The key is to find something artificial? unnatural? why? You mean like garbage? Even garbage conforms to the laws of physics. So what’s unnatural or artificial there?

What you don’t already know is what’s unnatural, artificial.

I could not find a simplified answer to what forces the spin, except from my own logic that begins with, “once born (and or created) all biological and non-biological entities move”.

All births create friction, a lot of births create a lot of friction and some entities lock together to form a bigger entity and others disperse to seek a random existence. A vacuum is required for anything to be birthed or created, thus a vacuum is the beginning of a birth of the creation of movement.”

“What came first the chicken or the egg, the vacuum or the movement? Answer: neither. A medium came first.”

The key is to find something artificial? unnatural? why? You mean like garbage? Even garbage conforms to the laws of physics. So what’s unnatural or artificial there?

What you don’t already know is what’s unnatural, artificial.

The key is to find something artificial? unnatural? why? You mean like garbage? Even garbage conforms to the laws of physics. So what’s unnatural or artificial there?


Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce ‘Technosignatures’ That We Could Find, Experts Say

By Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer

If we can do it … couldn’t E.T.?

— If life evolved on other planets as it did on Earth, aliens may be zooming around in vehicles that belch pollution into space. Or they might have had their very own Edison — and a planet blanketed in artificial light.

A group of astronomers is searching for these strange signals from distant exoplanets, or what are called “technosignatures,” because they may point to the existence of intelligent civilizations elsewhere in the cosmos. The term “technosignature” is a relatively new one, first coined in 2007 by astronomer Jill Tarter, who at the time was the director of the Center for SETI Research. But even before the birth of the term, astronomers have been searching for technosignatures, the most popular one being radio transmissions. Practically speaking, that often meant looking for something strange — an anomaly in the data that could indicate the presence of something unnatural — like a planet that’s a bit too bright.

Historically, that search wasn’t taken seriously. Now, however, scientists say they may have a real shot at finding such signals — as long as they look for the right things in the right places.

What would such technosignatures look like? For instance, when scanning distant exoplanets, data anomalies such as an unusual atmospheric makeup could be a clue to “complex life engineering its environment,” said Joseph Lazio, an astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, during a talk at the Astrobiology Science Conference on June 26.  But scientists must be cautious; that same signal “could just be a planet covered in pond scum that’s producing oxygen,” Lazio said.

Another possible technosignature is the ultrafast blinking of a star. “If you see a star, say, blinking on and off faster than a microsecond, that’s not obviously a natural phenomenon,” he said. What’s more, almost any reasonably advanced civilization could create such a signature.

“It’s not really all that difficult, we can do it today on a lab bench,” Lazio said. Humans have created lasers, for example, that release photons trillions of times a second, he added.

Radio waves beaming through space at a certain frequency may also be a clue to intelligent alien civilizations. Natural sources don’t typically produce radio waves within a very narrow range of frequencies, Lazio said. And yet, “it’s really easy for us to do it” artificially, Lazio said. So if we can do it … couldn’t E.T.?

Searching for life in the cosmos has historically focused on finding biosignatures, or biological signals, such as oxygen left behind when living creatures breathe. Today, we have many ways to detect biosignatures. Similarly, there are several major classes of technosignatures: chemical signatures such as atmospheric pollution; megastructures that reflect, absorb or block light from a planet’s host star; “self-luminous” signals such as artificial illumination, radio or laser communication; and waste heat, which is “an unavoidable result of any kind of activity,” Svetlana Berdyugina, the director of the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics in Freiburg, Germany, said during the talk. (Waste heat is produced by machines or other processes that use energy).

Berdyugina and her team are looking for optical signals. As a planet travels around its own star, the light that is reflected by the planet changes, depending on where the planet is in its rotation and in its orbit. Stitching together signals produced by that reflected light over time, researchers can create what’s called a light curve. That, in turn, could provide a glimpse of the planetary surface — and any unusual features there, Berdyugina said. For example, a giant megastructure will reflect light in a very different way, than, say, an empty field.

Berdyugina and her team previously used this technique to resolve geographic features, such as mountains and craters, on planets and moons in our own solar system, as well as on simulated exoplanets. Now, they are working to understand if this technique could reveal weird shapes and artificial illumination on a planet’s surface.

There are also other programs searching for light signal, such as a 10-year initiative from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), called Breakthrough Listen. That team is surveying thousands of stars for not only optical signals but also radio signals.

While astronomers could dream up a nearly infinite list of potential technosignatures, only a handful are worth looking for.

“The game is to try and figure out something that is artificial but is also feasibly detectable,” Thomas Beatty,

Source: Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce ‘Technosignatures’ That We Could Find, Experts Say | Live Science






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Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

WEARING BLACK FACE OR BROWN FACE IS A SCANDAL? OMG

I’d like to see what black skinned people look like wearing white skin. Just to see if the white person shines through, like the black person shines through when the white color people wear black skin. You know, I think Justin Trudeau, Prime Minster of Canada, looks more handsome with a darker hue, but that’s just an artist’s view. Actually, most white color people look healthier and more vibrant with a tan from the sun or a booth. It’s just the way it is. White color people know it and feel it. The dark hue makes their eyes shine more brightly. “Pale face” lots of people used to call white color people. It’s true, white color people do have pale skin compared to darker color people. It’s a fact. Is Gringo a color? Is cracker a color?

Oh, but wait. Black color people do wear white skin. Often. Everywhere. Sometimes as dress up. Sometimes as casual. But never as a costume pretending for an evening to be somebody else.

WEARING WHITE OR ANY OTHER COLOR FUR YOU DISGUSTING ANIMALS is racist. You’re an animal; they’re an animal, which makes it racist in their God’s book and in my Gods book.

You enslaved, tortured and slaughtered someone. Yes, somebody, to wear on your back, not because you wanted to be them for a night of festivities, but because you wanted to show off how powerful and rich you are, that you could take the skin right off the back of a defenseless animal, while the animal was still alive, subjugating them to your will.

The feigned suffering you have many times voiced, when somebody corked their own face to look like yours pales in comparison to the actual, real suffering you inflict on those you skin alive to wear on your back as a status symbol, should make the entire world throw up at the sight of you.

You didn’t paint spots or strands of white hair on your face, arms and back – you mutilated someone, somebody, alive. Then dumped them to suffer the slow, horrific death of dying without a skin.

You stole their skin. Yes, you are skin thieves.

A scandal is when someone cheats on their spouse, or embezzles money or has sex with children, not when someone dresses up like somebody else at a party where that’s what people do.

You committed a holocaust against somebody who never harmed you.

Each time you feign suffering because somebody years ago painted their face to look like yours, you commit a fake racist attack. You ooze ugly from every poor of that skin you claim is yours and nobody else’s to wear. Tell that to the animal whose skin, real skin, you stole right off their backs.

But everybody does it, you say? That’s what they said about enslaving blacks many years ago; everybody does it.

You should know better, especially you.

Dumb animal, you say?

Lots of people thought Black Africans were dumb too.

Don’t prove them right at this late stage.

Source: Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau






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Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

HWH COMMENT: Operating this Pet Saving Program in 27 cities and towns in the USA is a drop in the pet-saving bucket.

How about seniors in residences, many of whom have pets? What resources are available to them for veterinarian care, throughout the nation?

How does one apply for these services? On the website of The Humane Society of America it provides a list of participating cities and towns, but doesn’t provide information links.

Frankly, I was surprised that so few towns and cities participate.

The website doesn’t make it easy for seniors to navigate without links.

Pets for Life Mentorship Programs are currently at work in these communities, but it doesn’t give you a way to contact them.

  • Alaska: Alaska Native Rural Veterinary
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Lifeline Animal Project
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Companion Animal Alliance
  • Blackfeet Nation, Montana: Lewis and Clark Humane Society
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut: Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Charleston, South Carolina: Charleston Animal Society
  • Charlotte, North Carolina: Humane Society of Charlotte
  • Chicago, Illinois: Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Corpus Christi, Texas: People Assisting Animal Control (PAAC)
  • Dallas,Texas: Dallas Companion Animal Project
  • Denver, Colorado: Denver Animal Shelter
  • Detroit, Michigan: All About Animals Rescue
  • Fargo, North Dakota: Minn-Kota PAAWS
  • Gary, Indiana: Humane Society of Calumet Area
  • Hailey, Idaho: Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: The Animal Foundation
  • Madison, Wisconsin: Dane County Humane Society
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Nashville, Tennessee: Pet Community Center
  • Saint Louis, Missouri: Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake County Animal Services
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society
  • Tacoma, Washington: The Humane Society Tacoma and Pierce County
  • Vinita, Oklahoma: Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter
  • Washington, District of Columbia: Humane Rescue Alliance
  • Worcester, Massachusetts: Second Chance Animal Shelter
  • Yakima, Washington: Yakima Humane Society

Yes, thank you for what you do where you do it, but we need so much more.


Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

AP NEWS

By ANDREA SMITH

ATLANTA (AP) — Of all the animals peering sadly through the cage bars of shelters across the country, 25% of them once had an owner who gave them up for one reason or another, according to national statistics.

Those who did because they could no longer afford a pet have been getting some help over the past decade from a program operated by The Humane Society United States that provides food, medical care and other support.

Launched in 2010, the Pets for Life program now operates in at least 27 cities and towns, including Atlanta, where it began in 2012. The program provides free or low-cost veterinarian services, supplies and food. It also has provided about 100,000 free surgeries to spay and neuter animals. Animal welfare organizations advocate spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation.

Pets for Life is helping animal owners “by allowing them to keep the pets in their homes even if they’re going through a hard time, and it’s keeping the pets out of the shelters,” said Lizzy Trawick, a program outreach coordinator in Atlanta.

The Shelters Animal Count national database shows that about 25% of the U.S. shelter population consists of animals that were formerly owned and later given up, for a variety of reasons: financial struggles, lease problems in housing units, animal behavioral problems or a loss of interest in owning a pet. Strays make up most of the shelters’ populations.

Atlanta’s Pets for Life program, initiated by the Humane Society, has been managed since 2017 by the LifeLine Animal Project, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that conducts door-to-door outreach multiple times a week. Team members knock on doors and ask residents questions about their pets, including whether they’ve been spayed or neutered, and leave information about the program’s services. The program has served 8,801 clients as of Aug. 30, said Atlanta’s Pets for Life director Andrea Peterson.

Dog and cat owners can spend more than $5,000 on health services throughout their pet’s lifetime, according to research firm NDP Analytics. Carmen Webb-Davis, an Atlanta resident and a regular Pets for Life client, said the program’s support has been necessary for her to keep her pets and maintain their health.

“Your pet is your child,” Webb-Davis said. “It’s your baby, so you want to have things right for them.”

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Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

HWH COMMENTARY:

The vape = the device

The user = vaper

The process = vaping

You know, news outlets really should have been up front about these vaping bootleggers from the beginning, instead of demonizing all vape companies as causing untold deaths and creating hysteria across the world. States and cities are even banning vaping, because of it.

The vapers of nicotine are essentially being forced back to cigarettes, because this so-called national emergency was ill-handled and not fully reported. I wonder who will profit? Oh, the tobacco industry of course.

My question is that if cigarettes cause cancer, even second hand smoke is reported to cause cancer, then why hasn’t anybody banned the sale of cigarettes?

(CNN)

San Francisco will become the first US city to effectively ban e-cigarette sales, after the city’s board of supervisors unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance Tuesday.

The ordinance says “no person shall sell or distribute an electronic cigarette to a person in San Francisco” unless that product has undergone premarket review by the US Food and Drug Administration. To date, none have.
This includes sales in brick-and-mortar stores, as well as online sales shipped to a San Francisco address. The ordinance also applies to flavored tobacco products in addition to e-cigarettes. The measure does not ban the use of vapes among people 21 and older.
“This is a decisive step to help prevent another generation of San Francisco children from becoming addicted to nicotine,” said City Attorney Dennis Herrera in a statement, following the vote.

Contents: LIST OF VAPING BANS in the United States


AP NEWS

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market.

Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state’s vast underground market.

The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by unlicensed dispensaries and delivery services, along with rogue websites.

The deceptive rip-offs on the street could be linked to an emerging public health crisis. Hundreds of people across the U.S. have been sickened, mainly by vaping cannabis oil. Seven deaths have been reported, the latest on Monday in California’s Tulare County.Public health officials aren’t sure what’s causing the breathing issues, vomiting and other symptoms, but in California they say most patients reported purchasing vapes from pop-up shops or other illegal sellers that are a pipeline for counterfeit products.

The problem has gotten so pervasive that a major legal brand, Kingpen, is investing millions of dollars to redesign its packaging and product security, The Associated Press has learned.

The distributor for another major brand, Heavy Hitters, devotes a section of its website to report phonies and has hired a former federal prosecutor, Priya Sopori, to help the company deal with counterfeiting.

“The danger presented by counterfeit products is just a natural result of not having the money, the resources or the people power to enforce licensing,” Sopori said. “Someone is buying this packaging, buying these cartridges and filling them with whatever. It’s being sold as our brand.”___

VAPES: A HEALTHIER OPTION?

As marijuana has gone mainstream, versions of e-cigarettes that vaporize high-inducing cannabis oil are one of the hottest-selling items, popular for those who don’t want the smoke that comes from lighting up a joint. In addition to quickly delivering a high, there’s a perception not supported by science that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking.

In California’s legal market, the world’s largest, the state requires cannabis oil to be tested before being placed on the shelf for sale. For example, safety checks are made for the presence of 66 pesticides, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, and 21 solvents that could be used in the extraction process, when oil is pulled from cannabis.

But it can be hard for consumers to tell whether a product they’re buying is made by a legitimate company. The phony packaging is convincing to the untrained eye, some even carrying bogus labels that appear to carry state-required test results. Most consumers probably wouldn’t know the difference — until they vape it. The taste and THC level could be significantly different from the authentic product.

To add to the confusion, consumers can have trouble distinguishing legal dispensaries from unlicensed shops, which in Los Angeles sometimes operate in the same neighborhoods and appear indistinguishable.

“My biggest fear of counterfeiting is people are getting an unsafe product, and illegal product, and think it’s coming from our company, a legal company,” says Bryce Berryessa, a board member of the California Cannabis Manufacturers Association whose company, Skunk Feather, produces concentrates and vape cartridges.

In another warning of consumer risk related to vaping, an Associated Press investigation Monday found that some operators are substituting illegal synthetic marijuana in vapes marketed as natural CBD, a chemical in cannabis that doesn’t cause a high and promises mainly unproven health claims.___

A SOPHISTICATED EFFORT

A bustling street in downtown Los Angeles is lined with wholesale vape shops. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)In storefronts along Los Angeles’ Boyd Street, a narrow commercial strip that has become a de facto bazaar for all things cannabis, there are displays of fake packaging and ready-to-fill vape cartridges for sale for popular brands including Heavy Hitters and Kingpen.

At one shop, the knock…

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Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

HWH COMMENTARY:

I have to say, members of the Justice Department are acting like ambulance-chasing thieves. How does violating a non-disclosure agreement tally up to all proceeds from the sale of a book in damages? It doesn’t. All proceeds? I mean, how much is that? Basically, it’s a blank check. Why should any government department think they deserve to profit from somebody else’s work or life?

How does a Navy Seal who risked his life to help murder Osama bin laden owe the US government 6.6 million dollars, just because he didn’t get the government’s permission to write his account of what actually happened?

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

I have to say, members of the Justice Department are acting like ambulance-chasing thieves. How does violating a non-disclosure agreement tally up to all financial proceeds from the sale of a book in damages? It doesn’t. All proceeds? I mean, how much is that? Basically, it’s a blank check. Why should any government department think they deserve to profit from somebody else’s work or life?

How does a Navy Seal who risked his life to help murder Osama bin laden owe the US government 6.6 million dollars, just because he didn’t get the government’s permission to write his account of what happened? Why should the government become editor of anybody’s intellectual material? They shouldn’t. It sounds way too much like a dictatorship. What constitutes 6.6 million dollars in damages? It’s hard to reconcile that the USA government restricts law suits in the USA, all the while proliferating, and profiting from their own law suits where there are no substantial damages. Who set up that money-making scam?



AP NEWS

By MICHAEL BALSAMO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.

The Justice Department is seeking to “recover all proceeds” from Snowden’s book, which was released Tuesday.

Snowden published his book , “Permanent Record,” without submitting it for a pre-publication review, in violation of non-disclosure agreements he signed with both the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Justice Department alleges.

In his memoir, Snowden tells his life story in detail for the first time and explains why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. It offers an expansive account of how he came to reveal secret details about the government’s mass collection of emails, phone calls and Internet activity in the name of national security.Snowden was charged under the U.S. Espionage Act. He now lives in Russia in order to avoid arrest.“

The United States’ ability to protect sensitive national security information depends on employees’ and contractors’ compliance with their non-disclosure agreements, including their pre-publication review obligations,” Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt said in a statement. “We will not permit individuals to enrich themselves, at the expense of the United States, without complying with their pre-publication review obligations.”

In a tweet, Snowden said it is “hard to think of a greater stamp of authenticity than the US government filing a lawsuit claiming your book is so truthful that it was literally against the law to write.”

Snowden’s publisher, Macmillan, said in a statement that it was proud to publish Snowden’s “uncensored” story and disappointed that the government had decided to sue him.

The Justice Department is not attempting to limit the book’s distribution, but is asking a federal judge to allow the government to collect all the proceeds from the book. The book’s publisher was also named in the lawsuit. The government is suing the publisher to ensure that no funds are transferred to Snowden while the case plays out, the Justice Department said.

Snowden’s attorney, Ben Wizner, of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the book does not contain any secrets that haven’t previously been reported by news outlets.

“Had Mr. Snowden believed that the government would review his book in good faith, he would have submitted it for review. But the government continues to insist that facts that are known and discussed throughout the world are still somehow classified,” Wizner said in a statement.

The ACLU and the Knight First Amendment Institute filed a lawsuit earlier this year challenging the constitutionality of the government’s pre-publication review process, arguing that it gives the government too much power to suppress free speech.

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden agreed to pay the government more than $6.6 million in 2016 for violating nondisclosure agreements and publishing without getting the book cleared by the Defense Department.

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Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

HWH COMMENT:

It’s looking suspicious, that if the Tembe warriors set fire to the loggers’ machinery, as they’ve admitted, in retaliation for the loggers being on their land, that maybe the Tembe warriors also set fire to the forests, as a willful act of destroying that which the loggers came to take: the trees. It’s an act of terrorism, even if to the Tembe warriors it is an act of their survival. In other words, no trees, no loggers.



AP NEWS

Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO

Sept. 4, 2019.

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land.

The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. They carry bows and arrows, but feel increasingly vulnerable as they brace for run-ins with illegal loggers.

Tension over territory reached a new height after a surge in annual fires, usually set to clear land, devastated large areas of the Brazil’s Amazon region in past weeks. Some indigenous people who live in the Amazon say deforestation is encroaching on their lands and way of life.

The problem is old — and escalating.

On Aug. 27, Tembe people who had repeatedly warned loggers to stay out of their reserve took action.

On a forest trek, men from the Tekohaw village spotted loggers using chain saws, trucks and tractors to cut down and haul trees. The indigenous warriors recorded video. Then they intervened, letting the loggers flee before burning their machinery.

“We destroyed their machinery because they have been destroying our lives for a long time. Our life is the forest,” said Ronilson Tembé. On a recent jungle patrol, he was camouflaged from head to foot with leaves and carried a large red horn to summon companions.

The Tembe are proud of their triumph, but worry about retaliation. Police are monitoring makeshift sawmills around their land after the Tekohaw village chieftain filed reports of death threats.

“Every day that passes, the invasion comes closer to our village,” said the chieftain, Sergio Muxi Tembé. He wore a colorful headdress of macaw and other feathers and a traditional bone bracelet on his wrist, next to a Casio digital watch.

“We don’t want to be killed by bullets,” he said. “We want the federal government to assume its responsibility and guarantee the right that we have to live in our lands, to live in peace.”

Their 1,080-square-mile (2,766-square-kilometer) Alto Rio Guama homeland is officially protected. But in reality, it’s under siege by loggers who try to extract prized hardwood in a Brazilian state that is one of the Amazon’s largest producers and exporters of timber.

Like other Amazon states, Para has also been hit by thousands of fires that have intensified international concern about the world’s largest rainforest, considered a vital bulwark against climate change.

An Associated Press team traveled for days in the Amazon to document the fires and deforestation on the remote indigenous reserve, which can only be reached by river or on rough roads.

On a recent day, a boa constrictor slithered in the sun on a red dirt road leading to Tekohaw, where about 600 members of the tribe live on the banks of the Gurupí River. Their life mixes tradition and modernity. Villagers fish for piranhas, hunt for birds, and pick fruits and take materials for traditional medicine from jungle trees, while some watch television or log on to the internet on phones inside thatched-roof huts.

Like elsewhere in Brazil, stricter enforcement of environmental laws between 2004 and 2014 sharply curbed deforestation in the Amazon. The rate began climbing after that, and ramped up further as the fires escalated in early August, according to Brazilian state monitors.

Amid an international outcry, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sent the military to help battle some fires and banned most legal fires for land-clearing in the Amazon for 60 days.

However, he had previously promised to loosen protections for indigenous lands as a way to develop Brazil’s economy, a pledge that critics say has stoked clashes.

Bolsonaro believes past allocations of land to indigenous people were excessive. About 14% of Brazil is indigenous territory, a huge area for a relatively small population, according to the president.

Brazil’s foreign minister, Ernesto Araujo, said in Washington last week that the opening of the Amazon to development is “the only way to protect the forest.”

One expert on Brazil said the plight of the Tembe people is the direct outcome of government policy.

“This leads to a situation where the lawlessness of the Amazon region … becomes such that the livelihood of the indigenous people is under a real threat. And they don’t have a lot of…

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The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack

HWH COMMENTARY:

Afghans don’t change just because somebody wants them to change.

We invaded them; they did not invade the USA. Osama bin Laden had little to do with Afghanistan, except to train a few people on monkey bars and hide in a dessert nobody cared about with his cell phone. Russia tried to invade them, not because Afghans invaded Russia, but because Russia wanted to expand their territorial reach. The Afghan government didn’t have a clue that Osama bin Laden was going to attack America. How many times did the news broadcast at the order of the USA government change who masterminded the attack against America? Every time they wanted to torture someone for information, that they claimed to already have.

Osama bin laden was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia because of it. Iraq didn’t attack us either, but we attacked them. Who really are the terrorists here? I say all of them, but the one doing the most damage is the USA guided by Israeli interests in the entire region.

We need to get out of Afghanistan and stop killing our own military for Israel. Let them fight that fight. They’re a bunch of cowards who force the USA to fight every battle for them at our loss of human treasure, not Israel’s. Just get out. History has shown us, that every withdrawal from Afghanistan creates an influx in violence in Afghanistan. Accept it as inevitable. Don’t let it draw us back in.

They do this purposely to keep the USA in, not out. Why? Because we give them so much financial and every other category of aid that they see the USA as their cash crop of USA dollars. They want our money forever. Jews aren’t the only forever-minded humans on the globe; they’re everywhere in that region.

Get out and stay out. We can’t keep making sacrificial lambs of our sons and daughters because Israel makes enemies of its neighbors. That has to be on them, not us. These forever wars are created to destabilize the world for the sake of Israel only. Wake up.



The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack

AP NEWS

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):5:40 p.m.

An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul.

Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said Tuesday that 38 others were wounded in the attack that took place near the Massoud intersection.

“There are both women and children among those killed or wounded in the attack,” said Faramarz.___5 p.m.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry has condemned a Taliban suicide attack on a campaign rally by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan earlier in the day that killed at least 24 people, including women and children.

Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed in Tuesday’s attack…

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Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

 

AP NEWS

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week’s election.

The deadlock has already raised speculation about a possible third election in the coming months, just two days after an unprecedented repeat vote left the country’s two main political parties with no clear path to a coalition government. While weeks of negotiations to form a coalition government lay ahead, conditions set by the parties could hobble the task within the allotted time, forcing another election.

With nearly all votes counted Thursday, the centrist Blue and White party stood at 33 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament. Netanyahu’s conservative Likud stood at 31 seats. Neither party, however, can muster a majority coalition of 61 seats with their smaller allies.“

Throughout the campaign I called for a right-wing government, but unfortunately the election results show that’s not possible,” Netanyahu said in a video statement. “Therefore there is no choice but to form a broad unity government.”

“We cannot and there is no reason to go to third elections,” he added.

Netanyahu repeated the plea later Thursday at a memorial for late former Israeli President Shimon Peres, where he and Gantz, a former military chief of staff, shook hands in their first public encounter since Tuesday’s vote.

Neither party can form a majority government without the support of the election’s apparent kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman of the Yisrael Beitenu party.

Lieberman refuses to sit with Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox religious allies and has called for a broad, secular unity government with Likud and Blue and White.

Blue and White also favors a unity deal, but has pledged not to sit in the same government as Netanyahu due to the Israeli leader’s legal woes. Netanyahu is expected to be indicted in a slew of corruption scandals in the coming months. But the fiercely loyal Likud is unlikely to oust Netanyahu.

At a Blue and White meeting, Gantz gave Netanyahyu’s offer an icy reception, saying he planned to establish a unity government “headed by me.” He shrugged off Netanyahu’s offer as “spin.”

Yair Lapid, a senior Blue and White member, accused Netanyahu of dragging the country to a third election and called for him to step down.

“One person is preventing right now the establishment of a liberal unity government. One person stands between what is good for the country and what’s good for that person. And country always comes first,” he said.Both parties were meeting with allies in the vote’s aftermath and the focus will soon shift to President Reuven Rivlin, who will consult with all parties in the coming days and select the candidate who he believes has the best chance of putting together a stable coalition.

The candidate has 42 days to do so and, if he fails, the president can give another candidate 28 days to form a coalition. If that fails, the president could then order new elections, something that has never happened. Speaking at the Peres memorial, Rivlin promised he will do everything in his power to prevent a third election.

The deadlock follows the second Israeli elections this year, which were called because Netanyahu failed to cobble together a coalition following the April vote.

Instead of allowing another candidate a chance to form a government, Netanyahu dissolved parliament and ordered this week’s unprecedented do-over election.Israelis endured a caustic campaign that saw a combative Netanyahu fighting for his political survival amid the recommendation by Israel’s attorney general to indict him on charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud pending a hearing in early October.

Netanyahu had sought an outright majority with his allies in hopes of passing legislation to give him immunity from the expected indictment.

Israeli law does not require an indicted prime minister to resign. But a trial for a sitting prime minister would be a huge national distraction and fuel calls for the Israeli leader to step aside.

Tuesday’s vote was largely seen as a referendum on Netanyahu, who this summer surpassed Israel’s founding prime minister to become the country’s longest-serving leader.

During the campaign Netanyahu cast himself as a seasoned statesman who was the only candidate able to steer Israel through a sea of challenges. But his acrimonious campaign also included repeated attacks on the country’s Arab minority, drawing charges of racism, along with allegations that the media, judiciary and others were conspiring to oust him.

Gantz, a former army chief, tried to paint Netanyahu as divisive and scandal-plagued, offering himself as a calming influence and honest alternative.

Despite the scorched earth campaign, Netanyahu failed to secure the resounding victory he needed to guarantee his political survival and perhaps save himself from a formal indictment…

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Newsmaker: The anti-Netanyahu? Ex-general Gantz poised for top office

By Rami Ayyub, Reuters

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Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

AP NEWS

Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA

Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. But activists say progress in equal rights has stalled since the constitution was adopted.

Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and passports now allow a “non-male, non-female” category.

But same-sex couples such as Niraj Sunwar and Aashik Lama say progress has stalled since the constitution was adopted.

Sunwar, 23, and Lama, 28, are still waiting for the day when they can legally marry. Lama also hopes to adopt a child, which isn’t possible because no laws currently allow it.

“We want to be lawfully wedded in a government office and have a legal certificate so we can openly live the life we want,” Lama said. “We want to adopt a baby and start a family life.

”Such rights were enshrined in the constitution, which was introduced after the abolition of Nepal’s centuries-old monarchy, because of a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed all discrimination against sexual minorities. LGBT activists, however, say politicians have failed to write new laws that reflect their rights.

Even worse, a Civil Code that was passed through parliament and came into force last year has moved things backward by clearly stating that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.

“Nepal opened the way and other countries are following, but it has stalled here,” said Manisha Dhakal, executive director of the Blue Diamond Society, an LGBT rights group. “Parliament has no commitment; it just doesn’t want to do it.”

In addition to banning sexual discrimination, the new constitution provides special privileges to minority groups, including a reserved number of government jobs and educational positions. The LGBT community has been defined as a minority, but receives no such reserved positions.

“Though the constitution says clearly there should be no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, there are no laws to support it,” said Pinky Gurung, an LGBT rights activist.

Under a new citizenship bill being prepared in parliament, transgender people seeking to change their status would be required to show medical proof, but the bill does not clarify what kind, Dhakal said.

“A provision requiring us to get examined physically violates our privacy,” she said, also noting that sex change surgery is currently unavailable in Nepal and unaffordable for most transgender people.

She said activists are planning to go to court to demand equal rights, and then take the issue to international rights groups to pressure the government.

Nepal’s constitution was ahead of its time not just at home but also in South Asia.

In India, homosexuality wasn’t decriminalized until last year when the Supreme Court declared British-era laws unconstitutional. Tiny Bhutan’s parliament recently repealed provisions that made “unnatural sex” illegal.

Meanwhile in Bangladesh and Pakistan, both Muslim-majority nations, gay relationships remain illegal, and gay rights activists routinely face discrimination.

If the rights were granted as they appear in the constitution, Nepal would be head of almost every country in all of Asia. Taiwan in May became the first place in the region to legalize same-sex marriage.

There is no accurate number for the size of Nepal’s LGBT community. The next census, held every 10 years, is planned for 2021, and Gurung said they are demanding that the number of LGBT people be counted.Because there is no census data, there are no quotas for jobs, educational positions or health care slots for the LGBT community. And activists say discrimination against the LGBT community in Nepal is still all too common in everyday life.

“Because there is no same-sex marriage provision in Nepal, we have been facing difficulties in society,” Sunwar said. “When we walk in the street together, our neighbors always look down on us because two men are living together as a couple.”

They have been living together for two years, but only told their parents a few months ago.

For Meghna Lama, who has been running Pink Tiffany, the first LGBT-friendly restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu’s tourist district, overcoming challenges has become routine.

From convincing building owners to facing harassment from the authorities and…

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IMAGINE A HUMAN BEING TRAPPED IN AN APE’S BODY


TRANSSPECIES? IS IT POSSIBLE?





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UFO Enthusiasts Pour Into Nevada To Raid AREA 51

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UFO enthusiasts pour into Nevada to raid Area 51, 3 arrested so far,

UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities continued to pour into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 US military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only three people arrested.

An estimated 2,300 out-of-towners ventured on Thursday and Friday to the desert region around Area 51, a secretive US Air Force installation long rumoured to house government secrets about extraterrestrial life and spaceships.

The pilgrimage and two festivals welcoming the visitors were organised after a Facebook user jokingly exhorted readers to “storm” Area 51 on Sept. 20 “to see them aliens.” The date chosen for the gathering was never explained. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said the region`s guests were largely well behaved, with just a few exceptions. “I don`t want to jinx myself, but so far it`s gone pretty well,” he said on Friday afternoon.

One person was arrested, and another briefly detained, on suspicion of trespassing onto the grounds of Area 51, while two other people were arrested for indecent exposure and an alcohol-related incident, Lee said. A steady stream of cars continued rolling into the county, and Lee said he expected the turnout to double or triple as more visitors arrived for the weekend. The arrests were reported after a group of about 150 UFO fans and curiosity-seekers gathered outside the heavily guarded entrance to Area 51 around 3 am on Friday, the date and time set by the social-media invitation that went viral.

One man wore an orange space suit and some sported tin foil hats and alien masks. A sign among the gathering read “Free E.T. from the government.”

“A bunch of random people in weird costumes standing outside of a government base, why would you want to miss that?” said a YouTube personality who goes by the name Atozy. “That`s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” One young woman ducked under a protective gate and was momentarily detained by authorities and released. Others stayed outside the perimeter, according to law enforcement officials keeping watch over the crowd.

“They`re just here to see what`s going on,” said Sergeant Orlando Guerra of the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division. “They’re here to have fun.”

The Air Force had issued a stern warning to the public not to trespass on the installation, which it said is used to test aircraft and train personnel.

Area 51 had long been shrouded in mystery, stoking conspiracy theories that it housed the remnants of a flying saucer and the bodies of its alien crew from a supposed unidentified flying object crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The US government did not confirm the base existed until 2013, when it released CIA archives saying the site was used to test top-secret spy planes.

The documents, however, did not end suspicion about space aliens there.

Area 51 sits about 12 miles (19 km) from the tiny town of Rachel, a community of about 50 year-round residents north of Las Vegas that hosted a music festival to entertain those travelling to the region.

Some residents had urged the public to stay away for fear the town would be overwhelmed with unruly tourists.

As of early Friday, roughly 2,000 people had pitched camp in town, most of them outside the Little A`Le`Inn, an alien-themed motel and restaurant that is Rachel`s only business. Another 250 attended a separate event 40 miles away in Hiko that featured musicians and ufologists.

Ed Callahan, 49, who drove from Victorville, California, to Rachel, described the atmosphere as “just chill.” “It`s not this big, wild thing,” said Callahan, who sported a cowboy hat covered in tin foil and silver tentacles. “When they said 40,000 people, I didn`t want it to be that. If a few more people show up, it`d be alright.” Connie West, the Little A`Le`Inn co-owner who scrambled over three months to mobilize for an influx of alien fans, said she was gratified that chaos failed to ensue.

“I`m relieved the naysayers were proven wrong,” she said. #hinnox#hinox






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WHY AMERICA FIRST?

World leaders lose their tempers when America says ‘America First’. In their minds America is saying that all other countries don’t matter, that they come second or third or way down on the ladder or nowhere on the ladder.

Nobody respects a father or mother who puts outsiders first, rather than their own. Nobody on earth does that and at ther same time considered competent and respected heads of their families.

Some say, we can all be one happy world family. Just let us in, or give us your money, or your scientific and technological knowledge, open it all up to us. It’s going to take too long to get what you have and we don’t want to spend all the required time catching up.

So all these decades you all were enjoying the life of leisure swinging in your hammocks, while others, worlds away, were working to make the earth a better place to live – easier for everyone. You wanted your way in your culture in your region in your time and everybody leave us alone you’d shout with your fist to the sky. We don’t even want all that modern stuff. What happened? Now you do. And you’re still wearing loin cloths and sandals and beating your wives and causing wars that keep you all in the cave.

Your superior/supremacist attitude held you back. Your egos, big as cave openings, wouldn’t let you out. You think the more somebody acquires the more supremacist they are. It’s the ones who refused to change in order to move forward who are the real supremacists. They are the ones who think the old way is the only right way, and why can’t we exist with dirt roads and no medicine absent heated and/or air-conditioned living spaces. Your culture, not invention, ingenuity and progress, came first. You clung to it like a baby who clings to a blanket.

You said leave us alone; get out of our spaces. Go back from where you came. Yet here you are losing your tempers because America finally said “America First”. We didn’t put America first for a long time. We shared our knowledge; our people paid with their wages to send people with skills, knowledge and supplies to help you build your nations, but still there were too many who wanted the old life – a life where people die young, where they suffer without knowledge on how best to survive.

You didn’t want to be catapulted into the modern world. The issue was the catapult; it was too sudden. But it didn’t have to be if you had stopped with all that culture supremacy that really means nothing. There’s not much value in anything that comes under the label of culture. It’s a bunch of traditions that hurt more than help – in almost every instance. Everything else comes under the labels of ‘living’ and ‘progressing’ or ‘dying’.

In short, you didn’t want to do the work of it, even when you were shown how and given the tools and the funds. You still found a way to muck it up.

So what have you all done for America, except make continuous demands on America’s people, their resources, knowledge and experience?

There’s a growing trend that wants America to become a welfare state absorbing the poor people of other nations, while financially supporting those nations as well as others.

If America becomes filled with people with low paying jobs, because nobody can speak each other’s language, and everybody gets the same benefits, how will these Americans pay enough taxes to send money and other aid to all the countries it currently subsidizes? Socialism can only sustain it’s own people for a limited amount of time before turning to other states for handouts.

World leaders need to think twice before attacking the American system that helps to feed their own people and keeps them free by providing subsidies off the backs of the American worker.

Yes. In order to keep sharing what we have with the world, we need to keep progressing and to take care of our own first. It is the citizens who pay out of their pay checks in taxes to supplement economies of over two hundred nations worldwide. Regionally, Africa receives 32 percent of all U.S. aid, followed by the Middle East at 31 percent and South and Central Asia at 25 percent. Afghanistan receives the most.

In the meanwhile, all classes of working Americans subsidizing the economies of other nations, so they can survive and thrive, deserve a thank you from all those countries benefiting from their hard work and sacrifice.

So, again, what have you given the hard working American people, except your demands and disrespect? Calling them supremacists. You sure got that one backwards, true to your fixed culture-based nature I’d say.

Think on that.

The next time you walk out of the cave, show some respect for a world built by human beings working together.






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“There’s Good News And Bad News. Which Do You Want To Hear First?”

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PART I

That’s what the doctor asked in a phone call not too long ago.

“Tell me the good news”, the optimist in me said.

“You’ve got two days to live” said the doctor.

“Jeeze, I said. “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”

“I was supposed to tell you yesterday”, replied the doctor somewhat apologetically.

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THE GOOD NEWS is that starting October 1, 2019 most Jack Security Officers will see about a $2 an hour bump in their paychecks.

THE BAD NEWS is that it tops out in the 5th year @ $15.25 an hour. After 5 years you get a $500 bonus on your anniversay. And it’s a 5-year contract, which amounts to 25 cents per hour before taxes.


It COULD have been better!

It SHOULD have been better!

It WOULD have been better if we had a better union.

It…

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STOP BULL FIGHTING

STOP BULL FIGHTING.

It’s the cruelest form of entertainment that begs to be banished from the earth. Putting live animals in a stadium and slowly murdering them and cutting out their tongues to tell the world they have no voice, while the audience cheers, tells you something horrible about the people who host the events as the pride of their nations.

This is what happens when societies separate themselves from the world. They bend toward their base natures instead of aspiring to overcome their sadistic urges against those who can’t fight back. Why? Because they can get away with it.

So we, the civilized ones, must fight for those who are dismembered in an arena for entertainment purposes.

Money. It’s about the money, which is even more abhorrent. Are the Spanish speaking people so numb to another’s pain, that they can’t attract tourists in any other way? Build your economies with integrity. There is no integrity in staying stuck in the past.

Basque Country? You’re not a country. Real countries don’t do that. You’re a prison. All your people are enslaved by tradition.

Why blame the tourists who come to see you humiliate yourselves by humiliating defenseless creatures? Sure they’re as bad as you. But you host the events and purposely appeal to a human’s most evil nature.

The European Union raises the bulls under conditions of enslavement and torture for the sole purpose of being killed in the arena.

The European Union must speak in one voice against the holocaust coliseums of the past. Replacing a human animal with another animal is not civilized. It’s even more uncivilized, since the animals did nothing wrong to deserve such a harsh and lethal and long-suffering punishment.

It’s not a sport. Matadors preying on society’s most vulnerable beings is not a sport. Trained to kill an animal who can’t escape. It’s only a matter of time. You cut their tongue out as they beg you to stop the carnage, but you delight in the massacre.

The world is turning on you and you will be in that stadium with no escape door, while the audience turns their backs. And there won’t be any bull in there with you.

Those bulls are a part of your society. Treat them with the respect they deserve.

Don’t expect the world to pay you to stop. You wanted to be separate, so figure out solutions to your own economic woes. Or are you one of these parasite countries, that feeds off of the suffering of others?

Try healing. Raise up the worthiness of the animals by banning slaughter in Basque Country. There are lots of options in the plant-based industries. Explore them and find one that fits you.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight






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Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HWH Commentary: Communism is dead – because it worked in theory ONLY, not practice. Large parts of the world practiced it and large parts of the world suffered as a result. Only a tiny elite, ruling minority prospered under their own rule, which in essence made them a dictatorhip by committee.

If you call yourselves a democracy because you have free elections, but everyone in the country prefers the policies and practices of socialism, then you’re basically a monolithic system of governing, which in essence becomes communism if practiced long enough, since everyone in the nation can’t all be rich, but they can all be at the poverty line, which eventually demoralizes the populace, which then requires a military presence in the civilian population to keep the system that no longer works.

The only time systems of mass control work in providing a more equal balance is when in transition. Once the goal is met, nobody likes it, because it’s too confining and restrictive. Paradoxically, it is always the masses who want and seek and rise up to achieve that equal distribution, only to discover that it produced more disadvantages, rather than fewer.

China’s system has never worked. The reason it appeared to thrive at various times throughout history is because the Chinese people were convinced by their leaders that suffering was a necessary part of the plan.

China’s system lays all the decision-making into the hands of a few old men regarding every single detail of China’s population, land, resources, and on and on.

China’s old men are no different than anybody else’s old men. Old men can’t handle that much responsibility. Young men can’t handle that much responsibility. Nobody’s men can.

Suffering, suffering, suffering. You wear it well. What a lie you projected to the world. Suffering brings you peace, wealth, happiness, ingenuity, invention? Then why do you spend so much time stealing America’s inventions? 

Long live China as a democracy. If China becomes a democracy, then China keeps Hong Kong and Taiwan. Everyone is different, but equally worthy to pursue their people’s dreams. 

Not all Chinese are the same. Accept that reality as the beginning of what an ultimate Chinese Democracy will look like. Better than any other democracy.

You know how to do. You dreamed it for centuries.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests.

The dueling demonstrations highlighted the political divide in the semiautonomous Chinese territory, which for 10 weeks has been rocked by protests that show no signs of relenting.

“The government right now doesn’t listen to the people, and the police are too violent,” said Bobby Tse, a 76-year-old retiree who watched the pro-democracy march from a bridge. “It didn’t used to be like this. We didn’t have to protest every week. But now even though we have protests every week, the government still gives no response.”

At the pro-government rally, speakers on a stage said they love both Hong Kong and China and asked the protesters why they are afraid of China. Supporters gave a thumbs-up to police officers and posed for photos with them. Leo Chen, a 47-year-old driver, said he came out because he wants peace in his city of 7.4 million people.

“Before, everyone in Hong Kong helped each other, it was very harmonious,” he said. “Now to see it become like this, I’m not happy, so I’ve come out to show a little strength.”Earlier Saturday, thousands of schoolteachers marched to the official residence of Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, to show support for the protesters, who have taken to the streets since early June and include many students.

Carrying signs that read “Protect the next generation” and umbrellas to ward off intermittent downpours, the teachers tied white ribbons to a metal fence near Government House. They said the government should answer the protesters’ demands and stop using what they called police violence to disperse demonstrators who have taken over streets and besieged and defaced government buildings.

“We want to protect our students, our youngsters, so teachers are willing to come out and speak for the youngsters, and also, to stand by them so they are not alone,” said Fung Wai-wah, president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, which organized the march.

The movement’s demands include Lam’s resignation, democratic elections and an independent investigation into police use of force. A rally in Victoria Park has been called for Sunday by a pro-democracy group that has organized three massive marches through central Hong Kong since June.

“Even though we’re all scared of getting arrested, we have to keep going,” said Minnie Lee, a 31-year-old logistics worker who joined the pro-democracy march. “What we are fighting for is democracy and our rights. We’re not doing anything wrong. If we stop now, things will only get worse.”

Tensions rose briefly after the march, with riot police deployed to chase down a group of pro-democracy protesters they said were assembling illegally outside their station, shining laser pointers and throwing eggs.

Officers formed a line on a nearby street, thumping their batons on their shields before charging.But by that time, most protesters had already melted away into the city’s densely populated Mong Kok district, leaving officers to face angry local residents, who told them to leave and accused them of being members of crime gangs. The police eventually left without firing tear gas.

Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police force have been training this week across the border in Shenzhen, fueling speculation that they could be sent in to suppress the protests. Officers didn’t appear to hold major drills on Saturday, but could be seen doing jumping jacks and stretching inside a sports stadium. Dozens of army-green armored carriers and trucks were parked inside and outside the facility.

The Hong Kong police, however, have said they are capable of handling the protests.

“I can tell you we’re confident the police have the capability to maintain law and order,” Yeung Man-pun, commander of the Kowloon City district, said Friday when asked about the possibility of a deployment of mainland security forces.

Outside of Hong Kong, demonstrations were held in support of both the pro-democracy movement and China.In Australia, at least 200 protesters descended on Sydney Town Hall, chanting “Long live China” and singing the Chinese national anthem, while a protest in support of the pro-democracy movement continued in Melbourne.

The Melbourne rally had turned ugly on Friday night, with police moving in to separate some 100 pro-China protesters from those sympathetic to Hong Kong. Saturday’s protest in the southern city was peaceful.

In Taiwan, people held a flash mob demonstration in Taipei, the island’s capital, in support of the Hong Kong protests.

___Associated Press writer Ken Moritsugu, videojournalist Yves Dam Van and news assistant Phoebe Lai in Hong Kong and videojournalist Dake Kang in Shenzhen, China, contributed to this report.

Source: Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China






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Exclusive: Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr

Blogging is back, maybe!

By Nilay Patel@reckless  Aug 14, 2019, 9:00am EDT

It’s been a long and winding road for Tumblr, the blogging site that launched a thousand writing careers. It sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013, then withered as Yahoo sold itself to AOL, AOL sold itself to Verizon, and Verizon realized it was a phone company after all. Through all that, the site’s fierce community hung on: it’s still Taylor Swift’s go-to social media platform, and fandoms of all kinds have homes there.

Verizon sold Tumblr for a reported $3 million this week, a far cry from the billion-dollar valuation it once had. But to Verizon’s credit, it chose to sell Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind WordPress, the publishing platform that runs some 34 percent of the world’s websites. Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg thinks the future of Tumblr is bright. He wants the platform to bring back the best of old-school blogging, reinvented for mobile and connected to Tumblr’s still-vibrant community, and he’s retaining all 200 Tumblr employees to build that future. It’s the most exciting vision for Tumblr in years.

Matt joined Verge reporter Julia Alexander and me on a special Vergecast interview episode to chat about the deal, how it came together, what Automattic’s plans for Tumblr look like, and whether Tumblr might become an open-source project, like WordPress itself. (“That would be pretty cool,” said Matt.)

Oh, and that porn ban…

FINISH UP: Exclusive: Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr – The Verge






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BLACK AND BROWN SUPREMACY COUP

WARRIORS WEIGH WORDS

BLACK AND BROWN SUPREMACY COUP

Blacks and browns being allowed to publicly display their hatred toward all white people via mass media with impunity, via a collective of black and brown supremacists with a collective manifesto, under threats of harm if the white targets won’t turn their color, is the new racism that is quickly becoming a national security risk.

By allowing black and brown supremacists to escalate the public evisceration of anything white as the only acceptable racism, this democratic republic will fall to the hands of the black and brown terrorists among us whose only agenda is to turn this country into Spain and Africa. There is no room for white people in America, unless they denounce their color.

The blacks and browns have taken over the media, one of the first actions an invading force does before they stage a coup.

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Stop Shaming People For Being White

WARRIORS WEIGH WORDS

You’re no better.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight






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SPARKLE

To me, a person with ‘heart’ is someone who acts with determination and respect to overcome weakness caused by adversity.

I see that a lot on social media. It doesn’t pop out at you, because the high pitch verbal assaults blanket the landscape, but it’s there.

Make it sparkle so others can see and enjoy it too!






 

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RESERVATION SYSTEM for Palestinians = Israeli Peace Plan

WARRIORS WEIGH WORDS

Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank

Excerpts from that article:

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units…


Israeli Jews Offer to use Palestinians as human shields in the West Bank to Protect Jews

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a religious nationalist in Netanyahu’s government, wrote on Facebook that he backed the construction of Palestinian housing in Area C because “it prevents the establishment of a terrorist Arab state in the heart of the land” and asserts Israeli sovereignty over Area C…


WWD-T Comment:So this is the crux of the peace plan Israel is going to offer the Palestinians.

Israel introduces the first part of a RESERVATION SYSTEM for the Palestinians living in Palestine.

1-No land beyond the designated reservations. No defense force…

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