Posted in ANIMAL RIGHTS

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

¡HELLO ITS ME!

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.

There is no hate talk toward…

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Stop Shaming People For Being White

¡HELLO ITS ME!

You’re no better.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight






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Posted in FACEBOOK, MEDIA

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

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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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IT’S A TRAP. Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank – Don’t Take That Deal

HWH COMMENT: Welcome to the Palestinian Hood is what Benjamin Netanyahu meant when he approved the building of 700 housing units in the West Bank while simultaneously approving permits for 6,000 units for Israeli settlers. Settlers = colonizers aka squatters. So the Russian squatters got 89% and the indigenous Palestinians got 11% of the total number of permits handed out.

To Palestine: Don’t Take that deal. It is a deal clothed in building contracts and loopholes and tricks. When you take that deal, you relinquish control over the West Bank. The West Bank, in its entirety belongs to the Palestinian people, not to the Jews who stole it. Now they come back and say okay, we’ll give you a little bit of what we took, but the Palestinians won’t own the land. They can only build those 700 units on that land and pay rent to Israel. Plus Israel will want the building contracts.

DON’T TAKE IT. Start tearing down those fences and walls. Take your land back. Israelis do not control what you can and cannot build on your land.

No Jew or aggregate of Jews anywhere on the planet can exert sovereignty rights over you and/or your actions.

[Touring new construction in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, south of Jerusalem, Netanyahu said Wednesday that “not a single settlement or a single settler will ever be uprooted.”]

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Palestinians Will No Longer Abide by Previous Agreements Made With Israel

HWH Comment: Good move!


Abbas: Palestinians to halt agreements with Israel. Agreements Include Those Signed Over the Past 25 Years Covering Many Spheres of Activity, Including Security Co-operation 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians will no longer abide by previous agreements made with Israel.

His announcement followed an emergency meeting after Israel razed Palestinian buildings it said were illegally built on the edge of Jerusalem.

Agreements signed over the past 25 years cover many spheres of activity, including security co-operation.

Israel has not yet responded to the move.

Mr. Abbas said a committee would be formed to work out how to implement the decision.

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have heightened in recent days after the demolition of the buildings in Wadi Hummus (an area of Sur Baher), which Israel’s High Court said had been built too close to its West Bank barrier…

Read More: Palestinians Will No Longer Abide by Previous Agreements Made With Israel. Agreements Include Those Signed Over the Past 25 Years Covering Many Spheres of Activity, Including Security Co-operation – World News Report – EIN News






 

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PLO official, Palestinian spokesperson Hanan Ashrawi says US denied her visa 

HWH COMMENT: Denying this hero and non-violent spokesperson for the Palestinian people a visa to visit her family who lives in America is another egregious attempt by American Jews to slap in the face the very people with whom they claim to want to make peace.

This only proves that Israel and all of Israeli sympathizers don’t know how to make peace. The Jews decided to keep Hanan Ashrawi locked inside the concentration camps the Israelis built on Palestinian land to imprison the entire Palestinian population post WWII.

Approve her visa. Now.

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(May 14, 2019 / JNS)

Hanan Ashrawi, longtime aide to Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, said on Monday that she had been refused a travel visa to the United States.

“It is official! My US visa application has been rejected. No reason given,” she wrote on Twitter. “Choose any of the following: I’m over 70 & a grandmother; I’ve been an activist for Palestine since the late 1960’s; I’ve always been an ardent supporter of nonviolent resistance.”

Ashrawi told the AFP that her daughter and grandchildren live in the United States, and that she travels to America three or four times a year. She said she has never before been denied a visa.

Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee and former P.A. Minister of Higher Education and Research, has been a Palestinian spokesperson for the last 30 years.

In May of last year, following the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Ashrawi told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that “the U.S. has dealt a serious blow, if not a death blow, to the peace process.”

“It has disqualified itself as a peacemaker or an intermediary,” she added.

On Sunday, Ashrawi took to Twitter to blast Trump administration peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, saying “this self-appointed advocate/apologist for Israel claims not only to know what’s good for the Palestinians, but also claims that he knows them better than they know themselves. Patronising, condescending hubris!”

The comment came after P.A. leaders preemptively rejected the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan, following which Greenblatt told Fox News on Saturday that “if they fail to engage constructively and professionally to see if a deal can be reached, then shame on them.”…

FINISH UP:  PLO official, Palestinian spokesperson Hanan Ashrawi says US denied her visa | JNS.org


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Taking Responsibility

Suicide By Cop Or Homicide By Pastor?  by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight


TAKING RESPONSIBILITY by Ted Jones

As a black father, I struggle at being a loving a caring parent to my black son, which is why he’s being raised by a white man his whole life. And when I got out of prison, I was really living the thug and nigger life.

I would let my ex-wife hear, though my son, that I was being lazy and not being present at all. Many times I would just leave my son at my mothers house, while I hung out with my boyz.

I made myself the victim and I wanted everyone to feel sorry for me.

So instead of getting a job, I fell behind in child support. And even though I was taught a lot in prison by white inmates on how to be a good black man. I was quickly back into the black environment, where being an uncle Tom, would get a person’s ass kicked real fast.

I was afraid of those black thugs, so just to show them that I was down, I would skip weekends from picking up my son, or sometimes I just wouldn’t show up.

It got so bad that one time I showed up so late, my ex-wife didn’t say anything to me, but the next time I showed up, my son’s step-dad made sure that his friend (who was a big and beefy white man) spoke to me right when I walked in their house.

And the conversation wasn’t us sitting down. It was him with his hands around my neck, pushing me down to the ground where I saw in his face nothing but anger and hate.

For less then a second, I thought I couldn’t be letting this happen to me right in front of my son. But I quickly realized that I had no idea how to fight, so I didn’t do anything stupid. If I did, I would have gotten my ass kicked really bad.

With my son standing right there, I felt emasculated at first. But then I stopped to think about why am I even in that position. And the answer is simple: I drove over to my son’s house drunk and high (which is against the law). I was late, and not only that, but I was disrespectful to my ex-wife and her time.

I was told by this white man that they were going to supervise my visitation with my son, until they felt like I was fit to be around him on my own.

At that point, I stopped being angry because I was in the wrong. And the first thing my son said to me was that he was glad that I didn’t fight back, because he knew I would have gotten my butt kicked.

I didn’t live my life correctly at all. And when I share my life stories, I’m not ashamed for the path that I took, because living the life that I did, has allowed me to see all of the hate and racism that my black race has against white people, and it makes me so mad, that now I do everything I can to help expose it.

And if nothing else, to keep that crap away from my son.

I was that nigger who was on the path of self-destruction, until I was saved while in prison. And not from being in church or group sessions. But one-on-one talks with white guards, and white inmates, who saw something different in me, and really wanted to give me honest love and true guidance, so I didn’t become another black man, who just hates, just because.

Black parents don’t love their children.

And I feel like if the cops have to shoot and kill a black child because of their silly behavior, then I feel like the parents of that child should be arrested and sent to prison, for terrorist threats and endangerment towards a white police officer.

Thank you.

Ted Jones, Transparent Black Man






 

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MS-13 gang members indicted after ‘medieval-style’ killing spree in Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES – Federal racketeering, murder and other charges were filed against 22 suspected MS-13 gang members who law enforcement officials believe are linked to a series of grisly killings involving baseball bats, machetes and other tools of “medieval-style” violence, authorities said Tuesday.

Nineteen of those indicted are considered illegal immigrants, and most of the group’s members arrived in the U.S. in the past four years from Central America. All but two are under the age of 24, Nicola Hanna, the U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles, announced at a news conference. Most, he added, participated in the “killing spree.”

The arrests – the last came over the weekend – capped a two-year investigation.

While President Donald Trump has singled out MS-13 as a threat to public safety in the making the case for tighter security along the Mexican border, Hanna said the defendants mostly preyed upon other recent immigrants who they believed were rivals.

MS-13 “has been named as one of the top five transnational threats to the U.S.,” Hanna said. “MS-13 has spread like a cancer … throughout the U.S.”

Those arrested were all part of the so-called Fulton clique of MS-13, one of the most violent of about 20 factions of MS-13 operating in the Los Angeles area, Hanna said. The clique operated primarily in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley…

FINISH UP: MS-13 gang members indicted after ‘medieval-style’ killing spree in Los Angeles

 






Posted in DONALD TRUMP, HWH COMMENTARY

Another Win For Trump – he really doesn’t have a racist bone in his body

I believe that. 

Nancy Pelosi knows Trump is going to win in 2020, so all her efforts are directed now at destroying him rather than forming a viable plan for the future. No matter the plan, she’s knows he’ll still win, which puts her on a search and destroy course of action.

She’s not worried that she’s doing nothing for the country, because she knows he is, so let him keep doing it, while she sets out using cunning and morally corrupt strategies to take him out.

She plans on staying, She can handle those girls. She’ll come to their defense even when it’s a lie, so they’ll back off and let her at him her way. 

Yes, they’re little girls in women’s jobs who don’t know how to behave in public and who don’t know how to represent all the people. All they want is for all the people all the time to support their race, religion or gender. They are not for all. If so they would be for white people and they clearly are not. They use white people as their slaves and whores to work or fight for their rights and nobody else’s

There are more poor white people in the USA than all other groups combined. They’re not organized. If they were they’d be called white supremacists – another hate name lobbed at whites who want to preserve their race and who have white pride or who simply are more comfortable among their own. All groups are more comfortable among their own and generally prefer to procreate among their own. There is no crime there.

Forcing people to procreate with other demographics is enslavement. Leave people alone to be with whom they want, instead of doing what some social engineers say is good for all when it isn’t. Stay out of my love, like and hate life.

Hate is a natural human emotion. To legislate emotions is slavery. To pass a law telling people who or what they can love, like or hate is total enslavement of the human mind.

Nancy Pelosi way overstepped her boundaries as a liberal politician and can’t find her way back. She is Stuck in Mussolini Mode. She needs to clean up her own talk and walk before calling somebody out in public to humiliate them – another dictatorial move. She’s trying to colonize the world by having the world come to her. Mussolini tried to expand the Roman Empire by going to the Middle East: Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Albania to name a few of his conquests.

Humans who can’t hate or love are considered mentally ill, which means Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts want to legislate mental illness by humiliating in the public square anyone who expresses their right to love, like or hate anything or anyone they want. It’s a universal expression of pleasure or displeasure on a continuum.

Gays often say you can’t tell someone whom to love. That is correct. I say You can’t tell someone whom or what to hate. People hate for valid reasons, usually when under threats of the perpetrator’s making. So back off legislating emotions. It is not appropriate to dictate to anyone how they should feel. It’s not your place. I’ve seen more hate come out of the democratic party than I’ve witnessed during my seventy years on earth and in a very short time. 

Breaking News: Massive amounts of hate directed at white people across the USA and the world – all because a white man said America comes first to Americans. Yes, we take care of our own citizens first. Maybe the rest of the world needs to do the same and stop asking that crazy uncle sam you all love to hate to open his pockets for you. How dare you disrespect our nation, our people that way.

Hey globally, white people are the minority. China, Japan and all the Asians, India-Pakistan, Africa, Middle East, South America, Central America, the United States of Mexico, all the island communities and territories fall under the category of dark skinned people. They got the huge numbers. Europe is all that’s left and that’s quickly changing color. Soon white people will be an endangered color. It’s a scientific fact; stop denying it and calling it racist.

Right now South America is in a mess – always has been. Middle East is a mess and always has been. Africa also a mess. India a mess. Asia a mess.  Pakistan helpless. They all want to self-govern and keep the white face out, after the whites build their nations for them. And then when the white face leaves, they all make a mess of it. Too many pull out and migrate to other places to repeat the same story, usually to where the white faces live. But their goal is always the same – turn the new place into the old place and keep the cycle of corruption in play.

There’s a color war in the USA government, thus not a fully functioning government body. It hardly functions at all. That’s what happens when dark colors seek self-rule to the exclusion of everybody else. ‘Join Us’ they all say. But when you do, you’re left behind when the color wheel spins and you notice the color white isn’t on it.

Trump is the only one working for the American people – for all the American people – regardless of color or gender, or religion or status of handicap.

Every dark color group wants Trump to be their private dictator, and if they sense that some other color is getting his attention they go berserk in public communicating through violent, obscene, disturbing gestures and shouts of destruction their demands, like terrorists, like strange creatures mysteriously surfacing out of imaginary lagoons in the middle of every street in America. Then it spreads like a contagion throughout the planet via the media. 

Humans imitate each other. It’s their nature to do that. It doesn’t matter the race, religion, culture or gender or anything else. Imitation is the one common denominator we as humans all share. We copy one another’s behavior patterns. I don’t need science to tell me that. I observe it.

So the American people suffer a little under Pelosi’s tyranny, but so what, Trump’s doing a darn good job. She just wants to be boss at any cost. She’s not boss with Trump. She’s boss with a democratically elected president. Trump outplays, outshines, outworks her.

White people are people of color too. White is a color. Nancy Pelosi on a regular basis slams white people; Barack Obama did the same thing. The little girls she keeps protecting from the big bad white guy slams white people. Those girls put white people on the table for the world to humiliate, kill then eat. 

Not unlike the bullfighting they all support as a necessary tourist attraction for the brown people in Basque and the dog fights for the black people,  and the cock fights for the Asians, forcing white people to fight for them has become the world’s favorite blood sport.

Yet, there is no hate speech law that protects white people – only black, brown, yellow, red – every skin hue except white. Therein lies their glaring prejudice and racism.

No, Donald Trump is not a racist. Nancy Pelosi and her gang of bullfighter girls are the racists. Trash-talking white people, holding white people hostage to their flimsy social plans to transform America into their countries of origin, making poor white people go to the back of the line and pay for other people’s crimes through preferentially based social programs are all racist moves.

All because they couldn’t find the courage to stand up to the dictators in their own countries of origin. Instead, they came to America to stand up to the white people they loved to hate and the public officials whom the citizens of the USA legally elected. They’re too accustomed to coups to work methodically to achieve good things for all citizens. They want it now, and they want it for themselves, so they put all their individual and collective energies into unseating whom they hate and replacing the seat with someone they control.

Donald Trump really doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. His opponents who all want his money are racist against all white people.

Don’t ever tell someone whom you hate that they can’t hate you back or you’ll destroy their lives.

Hating someone isn’t the same as racism. Hating someone is not a crime. Loving someone is not a crime. Liking someone is not a crime. Being angry is not a crime. Crying is not a crime. Being happy is not a crime. Fearing someone is not a crime. Who is trying to take all your defenses away from you? Who is trying to make you into emotionless human robots?

Wake up and get up. What’s wrong with you? Ah, those strange creatures from the imaginary lagoons are scaring you again?

Scare them back. Scare the hell out of ’em. They’re going to kill you anyway.

NSA is on my radar screen. If you have something to say, they’ll read it. Feel free, but be cautious.











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FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012.

The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in the social media giant’s deep pockets. But it will also likely saddle the company with additional restrictions and another lengthy stretch of strict scrutiny.

Multiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook for privacy violations and mishandling user data. Most of them cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter.

The case now moves to the Justice Department’s civil division for review. It’s unclear how long the process would take, though it is likely to be approved. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the Facebook matter.

For many companies, a $5 billion fine would be crippling. But Facebook is not most companies. It had nearly $56 billion in revenue last year. This year, analysts expect around $69 billion, according to Zacks. As a one-time expense, the company will also be able to exclude the amount from its adjusted earnings results —the profit figure that investors and financial analysts pay attention to.

“This closes a dark chapter and puts it in the rearview mirror with Cambridge Analytica,” said Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives. “Investors still had lingering worries that the fine might not be approved. Now, the Street can breathe a little easier.”

Facebook has earmarked $3 billion for a potential fine and said in April it was anticipating having to pay up to $5 billion.

But while Wall Street — and likely Facebook executives — may be breathing a little easier, the fine alone has not appeased Facebook critics, including privacy advocates and lawmakers.

“The reported $5 billion penalty is barely a tap on the wrist, not even a slap,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut. “Such a financial punishment for a purposeful, blatant illegality is chump change for a company that makes tens of billions of dollars every year.”

He and others questioned whether the FTC will force Facebook to make any meaningful changes to how it handles user data. This might include limits on what information it collects on people and how it targets ads to them. It’s currently unclear what measures the settlement includes beyond the fine.

“Privacy regulation in the U.S. is broken. While large after-the-fact fines matter, what is much more important is strong, clear rules to protect consumers,” said Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology. The CDT is pushing for federal online privacy legislation.

Some have called on the FTC to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally liable for the privacy violations in some way, but based on the party line vote breakdown, experts said this is not likely.

Marc Rotenberg, president of the nonprofit online privacy advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center, said he was “confused” as to why the Democratic commissioners didn’t support the settlement and said he suspects, without having seen the actual settlement, that this was due to the Zuckerberg liability question.

“But I thought that was misguided,” he said, adding that EPIC instead supports more wholesale limits on how Facebook handles user privacy.

Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago and prompted the FTC investigation, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users’ data. That scandal revealed that a data mining firm affiliated with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign improperly accessed private information from as many as 87 million Facebook users through a quiz app. At issue was whether Facebook violated a 2011 settlement with the FTC over user privacy.

Other leaky controls have also since come to light. Facebook acknowledged giving big tech companies like Amazon and Yahoo extensive access to users’ personal data , in effect exempting them from its usual privacy rules. And it collected call and text logs from phones running Google’s Android system in 2015.

Wall Street appeared unfazed at the prospect of the fine. Facebook’s shares closed at $204.87 on Friday and added 24 cents after hours. The stock is up more than 50 percent since the beginning of the year. In fact, Facebook’s market value has increased by $64 billion since its April earnings report when it announced how much it was expecting to be fined.

Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, said in a statement that the fine gives Facebook “a Christmas present five months early. It’s very disappointing that such an enormously powerful company that engaged in such serious misconduct is getting a slap on the wrist. This fine is a fraction of Facebook’s annual revenue.”

Cicilline leads the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, which is pursuing a bipartisan investigation of the big tech companies’ market dominance.

The fine, however, doesn’t spell the end of Facebook’s troubles. The company faces a slew of other investigations, both in the U.S. and overseas, that could carry their own fines and, more importantly possible limits to its data collection. This includes nearly a dozen by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which oversees privacy regulation in the European Union.

Source: FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook






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Thankful To Be An American Black

I have said from the beginning that I’m not here to belittle my own black race at all. To do that only shames the process of sharing ideas, and wanting to inspire those who truly want to make an honest change in their lives for the better.

However, for black people to grow, we need to stop holding onto the past, by instead embracing our present and making a future with those who have blessed us to be a part of something so beautiful.

American culture is amazing to me and I’m so glad that I’m a part of it.

Reading from “LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS – book by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight,”  It is told to us that “it’s time for the black and brown communities in America to become Americans. The key is to evolve.”

It goes on to say “blacks keep eating the same foods that the slaves ate. Why do that? You do a disservice to the slaves to continue in that heritage. They don’t want that for you. They want for you what they didn’t have. But they also want for you, what they did have that you lack. I don’t have to tell you what that is.”

As a transparent black man I’m not sure why we have turned our backs on wanting to become Americans, and I hate knowing that we have made our slave ancestors disappointed in our behavior towards whites.

What the black slaves had back then that we lack today, is respect for white people and the society that they have created for us. Black slaves showed respect for the society that they lived in, and understood the importance of helping out in anyway, in wanting to create a better world for everyone that came in after them.

All we have done is destroy their hard work, and now we’re using the “black church” as a way to perpetuate violence and racism towards white people, and especially white cops.

Every black person should read the book, “And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography” by Ralph David Abernathy, so we can see the true light of Mr. King, and how his behavior destroyed good work being done by other black men, who were working with, and not against white people.

I mention that book, because it speaks to the following paragraph from “LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS – book by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight” about Mr. King, and how his behavior was nothing short of racist and violent:

“Maintaining the Social Order: Isn’t that why Martin Luther King Jr. was killed? Because he branched out beyond the scope of ‘Negro’ problems? When he started to walk his talk to the world–when he stepped beyond his own handicap (and in his day being black was a handicap)–Bam, Bam, one more person trying to upset the apple cart with his talk about equality and organizing the poor–all poor–of all nations–shot dead–never again to whisper sweet nothings in his darling’s ear, never again to speak out, never to upset our apple cart again. It didn’t work did it? That apple cart is about to get tossed. The blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. You Own You Only.”

Having an open mind when reading that paragraph, you’ll see that choosing God and ourselves over black men who wish to play God, only takes us away from loving ourselves and those that have supported us for hundreds of years.

We don’t need leaders like Martin Luther King Jr….All we need is ourselves and God: We need to stop looking outside of ourselves for leadership, and understand that we have people all around us that want to see us become wonderful people, in a society that we continue to take advantage of.

I will no longer take advantage of this wonderful country and the people in it. Instead, I want to say thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this amazing society, and please understand that I would never want to be a part of anything else in my whole life.

~ Ted Jones, Transparent Black Man

 






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Blacks Falsely Accusing White People

I’m starting to see how blacks are getting credit for things they shouldn’t be getting credit for. And this is why so many blacks fail in life, because we can’t live up to the lives that we make for ourselves. For example, stealing history from White people, instead of embracing it and saying thank you.

The more I see how racist black people are, the easier it becomes for me to expose them, because I can no longer stand on the sidelines. Just like your post ‘Laws People Think Are Theirs’ To Break Are Major Ones.’   Until I read that article, I didn’t know how to process being humiliated by one of my black friends…He would talk non-stop about my son and how his step-dad and his friend are molesting him everyday. He started to talk like that, after I moved away to be around my son more. But once I read that post, I had the courage to finally address it with him. I asked him what was he getting out of saying those things to me…I told him that I wasn’t going to say anything negative against them, so what gives?

He broke down and said that he was hurt that I moved away, and left him out west on his own…I didn’t say anything else after that, but I never knew black people did stuff like that to whites.

It saddens me to know that we enjoy those types of things, but it’s my job to expose and talk about it, even when it happens to me. And it’s so weird that these experiences have happened to me my whole life, and that a white person would be the one to help me figure out how to move through these experiences, showing me how to become a better person for our society. ~ Ted jones, Transparent Black Man  




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SNITCHING

INPO SUCCESS IS BEST SERVED NOW 13 FEB 2019 https://wordwarriordavies-tight.com/2019/02/13/inpo-success-is-best-served-now/
If a cop knows that a young boy will be murdered if he snitches, then the cop has to find a better solution. No more Machiavellian’s way. You put a bad apple out of business and you snuff out a budding young mind that is our only hope for the future. You sacrifice the very youths you portend to be trying to save. The end no longer justifies the means, when the means to that end include prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. It is a new world with new rules. The old ones didn’t work, so we try something else. We can’t lock up the whole world. We can’t torture the whole world for information, because we can’t find solutions or because we refuse to question old practices. We don’t sacrifice a little one to catch a bigger one. A bigger one than that will come along and get a whole lot of little yous. It’s time to rethink–everything. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

TRANSPARENT BLACK MAN’S VIEW

Black people snitch on each other all of the time, but they don’t snitch because it’s the right thing to do. They snitch on each other for illegal and immoral reasons.

I read about black women snitching on their boyfriends, just because some other black man wants to be with her.

One of my black friends that I’ve known for over 25 years, recently told me that he snitched when he was younger, and that he worked for the police for over two years, in order to reduce his jail sentence.

Black people who do this type of snitching should be ashamed of themselves, and exposed for what they are doing.

For me, snitching was very different.

When I was in prison, a white guard told me that I need to distinguish myself from the black men who were around me, because nobody can tell if I was enjoying what was happening to me, or if I was a victim.

He also said that someone has to stop the cycle of violence among black men, and he wanted to know if I was going to be that person.

His words didn’t make me feel ashamed at all. But instead, he empowered me to speak up against my attackers, which I did with pride and honor. I wanted to make sure that those black men never had a chance to do that to anyone else again. I was taking a stand against people who were out of control and had no morals at all.

I didn’t do it for personal gain…I did it because it was the right thing to do. I told my son what happened to me in prison, and he knows the steps I took to help those coming after me. He sees that talking to the police about other black people doesn’t make him a race traitor at all. It just makes him a good citizen of the community that he lives in.

~ Ted Jones, TRANSPARENT BLACK MAN






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Use Of The Word ‘Nigger’

I have said from the beginning that I’m not here to belittle my own black race at all. To do that only shames the process of sharing ideas, and wanting to inspire those who truly want to make an honest change in their lives for the better.

However, for black people to grow, we need to stop holding onto the past, by instead embracing our present and making a future with those who have blessed us to be a part of something so beautiful.

American culture is amazing to me and I’m so glad that I’m a part of it.

Reading from LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS – book by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight,”  It is told to us that “it’s time for the black and brown communities in America to become Americans. The key is to evolve.”

It goes on to say “blacks keep eating the same foods that the slaves ate. Why do that? You do a disservice to the slaves to continue in that heritage. They don’t want that for you. They want for you what they didn’t have. But they also want for you, what they did have that you lack. I don’t have to tell you what that is.”

As a transparent black man I’m not sure why we have turned our backs on wanting to become Americans, and I hate knowing that we have made our slave ancestors disappointed in our behavior towards whites.

What the black slaves had back then that we lack today, is respect for white people and the society that they have created for us. Black slaves showed respect for the society that they lived in, and understood the importance of helping out in anyway, in wanting to create a better world for everyone that came in after them.

All we have done is destroy their hard work, and now we’re using the “black church” as a way to perpetuate violence and racism towards white people, and especially white cops.

Every black person should read the book, “And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography” by Ralph David Abernathy, so we can see the true light of Mr. King, and how his behavior destroyed good work being done by other black men, who were working with, and not against white people.

I mention that book, because it speaks to the following paragraph from LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS – book by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight” about Mr. King, and how his behavior was nothing short of racist and violent:

“Maintaining the Social Order: Isn’t that why Martin Luther King Jr. was killed? Because he branched out beyond the scope of ‘Negro’ problems? When he started to walk his talk to the world–when he stepped beyond his own handicap (and in his day being black was a handicap)–Bam, Bam, one more person trying to upset the apple cart with his talk about equality and organizing the poor–all poor–of all nations–shot dead–never again to whisper sweet nothings in his darling’s ear, never again to speak out, never to upset our apple cart again. It didn’t work did it? That apple cart is about to get tossed. The blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. You Own You Only.”

Having an open mind when reading that paragraph, you’ll see that choosing God and ourselves over black men who wish to play God, only takes us away from loving ourselves and those that have supported us for hundreds of years.

We don’t need leaders like Martin Luther King Jr….All we need is ourselves and God: We need to stop looking outside of ourselves for leadership, and understand that we have people all around us that want to see us become wonderful people, in a society that we continue to take advantage of.

I will no longer take advantage of this wonderful country and the people in it. Instead, I want to say thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this amazing society, and please understand that I would never want to be a part of anything else in my whole life.

~ Ted Jones, Transparent Black Man






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A BRIEF HISTORY

A BRIEF HISTORY

Being a black man, who had issues about race and self-identity from a young age, I’ve always wanted to assimilate, because I saw all of the things that the white race created and gave to the rest of the world.

Unfortunately my family was very pro-black, and I could see the racism that they had, and also preached to us kids. They made me so confused and angry inside that I committed a crime out of a lack of self-control, and went to prison for 10 years.

There’s a long story behind that, and I have no problem talking about it. I just wanted to fast forward to when I got out, and had my son. I didn’t know how to be a good father or husband, so my wife divorced me and found a white man to be with, where they have a child of their own, plus my son.

I had to listen to, and deal with black men telling me, how could I let a white man raise my son, how I’m supporting white supremacy, and should go to court and fight.

When I read your words “God says black parents and leaders need to teach their black children sensitivity toward whites. Prejudice and discrimination are rampant in the black community”, that moved me so much, and reaffirmed to me that children can have more than one father.

And no matter what color they are, as long as the child is getting love from that person, that’s all that matters.

I will always make sure my kids show sensitivity and respect to all white people, and I will make sure that if nothing else, they see the same from me.

Thank You,

~ Ted Jones, Transparent Black Man






 

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South African aiming to be 1st black African in space dies

HWH Comment: Mandla Maseko wins a trip to outerspace and then the space flight didn’t take place? How is that? Oh, he won an “opportunity” for a space trip, along with a bunch of other people? Or did he really win the trip, but for fiscal reasons the trip was cancelled? The article goes on to say he kept trying. Kept trying at what, winning another “opportunity” for a space trip?

It doesn’t matter now, does it? He won the fast track ultimate view of the universe through spirit eyes. I wonder what that view looks like? Awesome I imagine.



JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30.

Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family statement reported by local media Monday.

Maseko became known as an “Afronaut” and was an inspiration to many South Africans when he won an international competition to get a place in the Axe Apollo Space Academy and spent a week in training at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2015. His goal was to go into suborbital flight in which he would experience weightlessness.

“I want to be able to float and see outside the window and see this big round blue and white ball that is called earth,” Maseko told The Associated Press in 2014.

Maseko, who came from a poor township outside Pretoria, said that his role model was Nelson Mandela.

“He broke new ground by being the first black president in South Africa … that was inspiration for me,” said Maseko.

Although the space flight didn’t take place, Maseko was still trying. He was working as a part-time disc jockey and was a candidate officer in the South African air force, according to South Africa’s Eye Witness News.

Maseko gave motivational speeches in South Africa, and in 2014 he said: “Defy gravity in everything that you do by shooting for the moon.”

Source: South African aiming to be 1st black African in space dies






 

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Common cold virus could cure cancer, pioneering trial suggests 

HWH Comment: Wow. So there was a reason why we couldn’t cure the common cold for all these decades trying. Or maybe we didn’t try that hard, thinking colds weren’t all that serious and they generated a lot of income for the cold remedy industry.

Come to find out, it was a good idea, because it just might become a universal agent to cure cancer. Wow again. What a find! No more harsh chemo therapy, just cough and sneeze your way to a cure.

Yeah, I’ve been coughing and sneezing a lot, maybe I’ve got some cancer cells in me screaming to be eradicated. That’s probably not how it works. I hope they put this into practice soon. It’s too long between discovery and marketability. Speed up the process. It’s a cold virus. How bad could it be?

Breast cancer tumors? Inject it right into the tumor? Forget the cancers that are hard to treat, treat them all with the virus. Oh right, we can’t put all those chemo people and radiation people and surgeons out of business? Give them some other jobs to do.

I’m wondering about the price tag on the treatment. How much could it cost? Something so common and readily available? They’ll find a way to take your life savings; they always do.



Laura Donnelly, health editor

5 JULY 2019 • 12:01AM

The common cold virus could cure cancer, scientists say, as a “revolutionary” treatment was found to eradicate the disease in a week. In the pioneering British trial, 15 patients were given an infusion of the bug, before undergoing surgery to remove and examine tumours.

In every case, cancer cells had been destroyed – and in one case, all traces of the disease had gone, the study found. Scientists said they were “very excited” about the findings, for patients with bladder cancer, which could also bring hope to those suffering from other major forms of the disease.

They said the virus could become a “universal agent” to fight cancer, replacing conventional treatments like chemotherapy.

As well as reducing the size of all the tumours, the treatment, via a catheter to the bladder, had no significant side-effects in any of the patients, researchers said. Bladder cancer is the tenth most common type of cancer in the UK, with 10,000 diagnoses annually. Scientists said they hoped the treatment could be available in as little as three years, bringing hope to thousands of patients with diseases that are currently hard-to-treat. Most tumours in the bladder do not have immune cells, making the disease particularly hard to treat. But the study suggests that an infusion of a strain of the common cold virus – called coxsackievirus (CVA21) – was able to inflame the tumour and cause immune cells to rush into the cancer environment, targeting and killing the cancer cells…

FINISH UP: Common cold virus could cure cancer, pioneering trial suggests






 

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Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud

HWH COMMENT: Actually, this woman who claims she has had a lifetime of encounters with predatory men, seems more like the offender looking for men who will have a quick encounter.

How do you rape somebody with tights on without being able to squirm away, especially in a high-end department store? Two decades later and she says she’s a mature woman and can handle it. Just how did she handle it?

I can’t imagine having a lifetime of predator men raping me and doing nothing about it.

How is it that this woman is credible? Are we to believe everybody who comes forward two or three decades later with a grab and run or a rape story? I agree that too few people come forward, but how about now. Why aren’t more women coming forward with what happened last night? Why aren’t they in the news for the world to rally behind?

Larry Sabato from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics is quoted as saying that Trump is simply exempt from the rules everybody else has to obey. Sabato fails to mention past presidents who had ‘playboy’ reputations while actually in the White House: John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson just to name two. These behaviors decades ago were pretty much expected of powerful men. And who is ‘everybody else’ that Sabato refers to that have to obey the rules? Italian men? Arab men? Spanish men? Russian men. Jewish men? And what are the rules he speaks of?

Locker room talk. What actually is that? Men bragging about their sexual exploits that never really happened? How common is that? How common two and three decades ago was that? These writers went to the trouble of reaching out to a so-called expert, yet failed to ask all the right questions? It seems like this article was purposely slanted against one man. Who were all the other predatory men that magically came into this accusers life throughout her entire life? Any names to those men?

She waited too long. She acts like twenty years ago we were in the 1920s. The sexual revolution had already occurred in the 60s and 70s. Women were out of the sexual repression closet and free love reigned. “Make love not war”.

Some women want encounters with sexually-free individuals. They’re not all predators (male or female). Twenty years later maybe she feels ashamed. Can money cure shame? To mention the alleged rape it in a book she’s selling reeks of opportunism. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. Still, she used it to advance her status, which is exactly what men do. They use women to advance their status. So welcome to the female oppressor club. Is this what women really want, to be like men? Then they are no better, justified or not.

She should have got her revenge, if she was revenge-worthy, twenty years ago. Too shy to kick a guy in the balls in a high-end department store dressing room? Not if she had encounters with predatory men her entire life.

There were lots of people around. She wouldn’t have been harmed if she screamed.

Hey, if she’s going to try to convince the world of an alleged rape that happened decades ago, then the world has the right to question what she did back then to prevent it.

People like E. Jean Carroll make it difficult for current-day victims to come forward. The press only focuses on those alleged assaults that happened decades ago and that can’t be proven one way or the other. Is that fair to anyone? Is it fair to alleged victims? It makes it look like the press is talking about rape, but they really aren’t talking. They’re telling stories about potential assaults that may or may not have happened.

That hurts the women assaulted last night. By exploiting the past for personal gain, the past repeats itself.

Focus on the NOW in order to change the future for all victims of violent crime.

[Sen. Mazie Hirnono, a Hawaii Democrat, called it a sad day when a rape accusation against the president leaves the country numb.

“With this president you have the Iran situation going on, you have North Korea going on, you have the border crisis going on,” she said.]

 


Note: So I’m wondering why a decades old sexual assault claim against a current president that gets revealed in a new book by the alleged accuser should take precedent over the Iran, North Korea and Border crises in this country? This is what I’m talking about. E. Jean Carroll waits twenty years, reveals it in a book and at least one women senator is sad that national security issues were taking away from the press coverage of Carroll’s book of revelations. WHOA. Women have become predators. She waited twenty years, do you think she could wait a while longer while the country focuses on pressing security issues of the day?

The name of the book is WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR? I believe E. Jean Carroll made that abundantly clear: to exploit them.



AP NEWS: Nearly a week after the latest sexual misconduct accusation against President Donald Trump, the story has largely landed with a thud.

Some see the muted response to author E. Jean Carroll’s allegation of Trump assaulting her in a department store dressing room more than two decades ago as yet another example of the divisive Politics of Trump: Those who support him dismiss it as fake news. Those against him see it as confirmation of what they knew all along.

“Essentially, you’re either for him or against him, and if you’re for him, it doesn’t matter what he’s done,” said Larry Sabato, who directs the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “It really is remarkable. He simply is exempt from the rules everyone else must obey.”

It’s a cycle that’s been repeated before. After more than a dozen women came forward during Trump’s 2016 campaign with allegations of sexual misconduct years earlier, Trump called them “liars” who sought to harm his campaign with “100-percent fabricated” stories. When the “Access Hollywood” tape emerged weeks before the election of him bragging about grabbing women by the genitals, he dismissed it as “locker room talk.”

In the case of Carroll, a feature writer and longtime Elle advice columnist, her accusation was revealed in an excerpt to an upcoming book, leading Trump and others to cast her aside as an opportunist. Her book, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” describes what she calls a lifetime of encounters with predatory men, starting with her early years as an Indiana cheerleader and pageant winner.

She said that Trump, in the mid-1990s, followed her into a dressing room after a chance encounter at the high-end New York department store Bergdorf Goodman and proceeded to pull down her tights and sexually assault her. Trump, in denying the account on Monday, said she’s “not my type,” a stunning remark from a U.S. president that briefly breathed life into the story.

But even ranking Democrats such as Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois were resigned to how it would all play out. “I wouldn’t dismiss it,” he told The Washington Post, “but let’s be honest, he’s going to deny it and little is going to come of it.”

Lawyer Debra Katz, who represented Christine Blasey Ford in her Senate testimony on her alleged high school assault by then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, concurred.

“The electorate knew this about him. This is nothing new about his character or his behavior — at this point there have been, what, 13 credible accusers?” Katz said. “People have become inured to it. And it’s disgraceful.”

Carroll, who did not return messages left on her cell phone from The Associated Press this week, stopped short in various television interviews of calling what happened to her rape and described the experience as a “three-minute” ordeal that did not change her life. Carroll has said she doesn’t plan to seek criminal charges and it appears the statute of limitations has run out.

“I’m a mature woman. I can handle it,” she said on MSNBC. “My life has gone on. I’m a happy woman.”

It didn’t help that Carroll’s book excerpt dropped late last Friday and was largely drowned out by events of the week: the refugee crisis at the border, the U.S. brinkmanship with Iran and the regular onslaught of news about the environment, the economy and the 2020 election.

“We are trauma-fatigued by the volume of despairing issues seemingly beyond our personal control,” said Carrie Goldberg, a New York lawyer who represents victims of sexual assault and revenge porn. “When a solution feels beyond grasp, it can be impossible to muster an appropriate emotional reaction.”

Sen. Mazie Hirnono, a Hawaii Democrat, called it a sad day when a rape accusation against the president leaves the country numb. “With this president you have the Iran situation going on, you have North Korea going on, you have the border crisis going on,” she said. “So after a while you just practically throw up your hands.”

___AP writers Kali Robinson and AP video journalist Padmanda Rama contributed to this report from Washington.

Source: Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud






 

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The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov’t.

 

The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov’t.

Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern.

They project that the consequences of global warming — rising seas, powerful storms, famine and diminished access to fresh water — may make regions of the world politically unstable and prompt mass migration and refugee crises.

Some worry that wars may follow.

Yet with few exceptions, the U.S. military’s significant contribution to climate change has received little attention. Although the Defense Department has significantly reduced its fossil fuel consumption since the early 2000s, it remains the world’s single largest consumer of oil — and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters.

I have studied war and peace for four decades. But I only focused on the scale of U.S. military greenhouse gas emissions when I began co-teaching a course on climate change and focused on the Pentagon’s response to global warming. Yet, the Department of Defense is the U.S. government’s largest fossil fuel consumer, accounting for between 77% and 80% of all federal government energy consumption since 2001.

In a newly released study published by Brown University’s Costs of War Project, I calculated U.S. military greenhouse gas emissions in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from 1975 through 2017.

Today China is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, followed by the United States. In 2017 the Pentagon’s greenhouse gas emissions totaled over 59 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. If it were a country, it would have been the world’s 55th largest greenhouse gas emitter, with emissions larger than Portugal, Sweden or Denmark.

The largest sources of military greenhouse gas emissions are buildings and fuel. The Defense Department maintains over 560,000 buildings at approximately 500 domestic and overseas military installations, which account for about 40% of its greenhouse gas emissions.

The rest comes from operations. In fiscal year 2016, for instance, the Defense Department consumed about 86 million barrels of fuel for operational purposes.

Military weapons and equipment use so much fuel that the relevant measure for defense planners is frequently gallons per mile.

Aircraft are particularly thirsty. For example, the B-2 stealth bomber, which holds more than 25,600 gallons of jet fuel, burns 4.28 gallons per mile and emits more than 250 metric tons of greenhouse gas over a 6,000 nautical mile range. The KC-135R aerial refueling tanker consumes about 4.9 gallons per mile.

A single mission consumes enormous quantities of fuel. In January 2017, two B-2B bombers and 15 aerial refueling tankers traveled more than 12,000 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base to bomb ISIS targets in Libya, killing about 80 suspected ISIS militants. Not counting the tankers’ emissions, the B-2s emitted about 1,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases.

Calculating the Defense Department’s greenhouse gas emissions isn’t easy. The Defense Logistics Agency tracks fuel purchases, but the Pentagon does not consistently report DOD fossil fuel consumption to Congress in its annual budget requests.

The Department of Energy publishes data on DOD energy production and fuel consumption, including for vehicles and equipment. Using fuel consumption data, I estimate that from 2001 through 2017, the DOD, including all service branches, emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. That is the rough equivalent of driving of 255 million passenger vehicles over a year.

Of that total, I estimated that war-related emissions between 2001 and 2017, including “overseas contingency operations” in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria, generated over 400 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent — roughly equivalent to the greenhouse emissions of almost 85 million cars in one year.

The Pentagon’s core mission is to prepare for potential attacks by human adversaries. Analysts argue about the likelihood of war and the level of military preparation necessary to prevent it, but in my view, none of the United States’ adversaries — Russia, Iran, China and North Korea — are certain to attack the United States.

Nor is a large standing military the only way to reduce the threats these adversaries pose. Arms control and diplomacy can often de-escalate tensions and reduce threats. Economic sanctions can diminish the capacity of states and nonstate actors to threaten the security interests of the U.S. and its allies.

In contrast, climate change is not a potential risk. It has begun, with real consequences to the United States. Failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will make the nightmare scenarios strategists warn against — perhaps even “climate wars” — more likely.

Over the past last decade the Defense Department has reduced its fossil fuel consumption through actions that include using renewable energy, weatherizing buildings and reducing aircraft idling time on runways.

The DOD’s total annual emissions declined from a peak of 85 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2004 to 59 million metric tons in 2017. The goal, as then-General James Mattis put it, is to be “unleashed from the tether of fuel” by decreasing military dependence on oil and oil convoys that are vulnerable to attack in war zones.

Since 1979, the United States has placed a high priority on protecting access to the Persian Gulf. About one-fourth of military operational fuel use is for the U.S. Central Command, which covers the Persian Gulf region.

As national security scholars have argued, with dramatic growth in renewable energy and diminishing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, it is possible for Congress and the president to rethink our nation’s military missions and reduce the amount of energy the armed forces use to protect access to Middle East oil.

I agree with the military and national security experts who contend that climate change should be front and center in U.S. national security debates. Cutting Pentagon greenhouse gas emissions will help save lives in the United States, and could diminish the risk of climate conflict.

Neta C. Crawford, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, Boston University

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article

Source: The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov’t.






 

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Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

Auditors with the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office drilled down on episodes serious enough that the patient was taken straight from a nursing facility to a hospital emergency room. Scouring Medicare billing records, they estimated that in 2016 about 6,600 cases reflected potential neglect or abuse that was not reported as required. Nearly 6,200 patients were affected.

“Mandatory reporting is not always happening, and beneficiaries deserve to be better protected,” said Gloria Jarmon, head of the inspector general’s audit division.

Overall, unreported cases worked out to 18% of about 37,600 episodes in which a Medicare beneficiary was taken to the emergency room from a nursing facility in circumstances that raised red flags.

Responding to the report, Administrator Seema Verma said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services does not tolerate abuse and mistreatment and slaps significant fines on nursing homes that fail to report cases.

Verma said the agency, known as CMS, is already moving to improve supervision of nursing homes in critical areas such as abuse and neglect and care for patients with dementia.

CMS officially agreed with the inspector general’s recommendations, including clearer guidance to nursing facilities about what kinds of episodes must be reported, improved training for facility staff, and requirements that state nursing home inspectors record and track possible problems as well as incidents reported to law enforcement.

Neglect and abuse of elderly patients can be difficult to uncover. Investigators say many cases are not reported because vulnerable older people may be afraid to tell even friends and relatives much less the authorities. In some cases, neglect and abuse can be masked by medical conditions.

The report cited the example of a 65-year-old woman who arrived at the emergency room in critical condition. She was struggling to breathe, suffering from kidney failure and in a state of delirium. The patient turned out to have opioid poisoning, due to an error at the nursing facility. The report said a nurse made a mistake copying doctor’s orders, and the patient was getting much bigger doses of pain medication as a result. The woman was treated and sent back to the same nursing facility. The nurse got remedial training, but the facility did not report what happened. The report called it an example of neglect that should have been reported.

The American Health Care Association, which represents the nursing home industry, said in a statement from its vice president for quality, David Gifford, that it would “fully support more transparent reporting.” The group said Medicare’s current definition of neglect “is vague and creates confusion about what should be reported.”

The nursing facilities covered by the report provide skilled nursing and therapy services to Medicare patients recovering from surgeries or hospitalization. Many facilities play a dual role, combining a rehabilitation wing with long-term care nursing home beds.

Investigators said they faced a challenge scoping out the extent of unreported cases. It wasn’t like they could query a database and get a number, since they were looking for cases that weren’t being reported to state nursing home inspectors.

To get their estimate, auditors put together a list of Medicare billing codes that previous investigations had linked to potential neglect and abuse. Common problems were not on the list. Instead it included red flags such as fractures, head injuries, foreign objects swallowed by patients, gangrene and shock.

The investigators found a total of 37,600 records representing 34,800 patients. Auditors then pulled a sample of cases and asked state inspectors to tell them which ones should have been reported. Based on the expert judgment of state inspectors, federal auditors came up with their estimate of 6,600 unreported cases of potential neglect and abuse.

Medicare did not challenge the estimates but instead said that billing data comes with a built-in time lag and may not be useful for spotting problems in real time.

Separately, the report also flagged potential problems with state nursing home inspectors reporting documented cases of abuse or neglect to local law enforcement. Federal auditors pulled a sample of 69 cases across five states in which inspectors verified that nursing facility patients suffered neglect or abuse. Only two were reported to local law enforcement, although reporting is required.

In one case, a male resident was sitting in the facility’s dining room when an employee walked by and pushed the back of his head, then kept walking. The employee denied it, but his actions were captured on surveillance video. The report said state inspectors verified what happened but did not report it to local law enforcement.

Source: Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported


HWH: In any situation that lends itself to abuse, the actual cases are way under-reported. It’s the nature of the abuse beast. Nursing home facilities need more oversight. Not enough is being done. The owners are getting rich, while the patients suffer from lack of care. Members of the family practically have to be there everyday checking and participating in their loved ones care, and still it can happen.

Congress sits on their hands, while disrespecting the elderly. After all, they can’t vote if they’re in a nursing home, so they pass the problem onto somebody else. They care more about abortions than senior health care.






 

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White House asserts executive privilege in census fight

HWH Comment: Personally, I think it’s ludicrous to take a census and not be able to determine how many people living in the USA are not citizens or how many are on work visas or any other type of visa.

It’s shocking that the democrats talk about wanting to preserve the integrity of the census by essentially allowing people to lie, by not putting the citizen question on the census form. People who are not in the USA legally won’t participate whether the question is asked or not. However, if a household claims only two people on the census, then when applying for benefits, that number jumps to six, then that’s a red flag that needs to be addressed.

Why is it that nobody can lie to any government agency under threats of penalty, except those living here illegally? They are the only ones allowed to remain silent about their status.

Transparency is what this country needs, not hiding those living here illegally by not asking the appropriate and necessary questions about their citizenship status. It’s time the USA got a grip on the millions of people living here illegally, while collecting benefits under the guise of being legal.

It doesn’t matter what the census was originally designed to do. Guess what? The world changed, and now the census-taking has to change with it. The issue now is making sure every individual living in the USA is accounted for.



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to his administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

The claim comes as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over the subpoenaed documents. A contempt vote by the committee would be an escalation of Democratic efforts to use their House majority to aggressively investigate the inner workings of the Trump administration.

In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the Justice Department asserted that the administration has “engaged in good-faith efforts” to satisfy the committee’s oversight needs and that the planned contempt vote was premature.

Democrats fear the question will reduce census participation in immigrant-heavy communities. They say they want specific documents to determine why Ross added the citizenship question to the 2020 census and contend the administration has declined to provide them despite repeated requests.

The administration has turned over more than 17,000 of pages of documents and Ross testified for nearly seven hours. The Justice Department said two senior officials been interviewed by committee staff and that officials were working to produce tens of thousands of additional pages of relevant documents.

Cummings disputed the Justice Department’s account and said most of the documents turned over to the committee had already been made public.

“We must protect the integrity of the census and we must stand up for Congress’ authority under the Constitution to conduct meaningful oversight,” Cummings said.

The administration’s refusal to turn over requested documents “does not appear to be an effort to engage in good-faith negotiations or accommodations,” he said. “Instead, it appears to be another example of the administration’s blanket defiance of Congress’ constitutionally mandated responsibilities.”

Trump has pledged to “fight all the subpoenas” issued by Congress and says he won’t work on legislative priorities, such as infrastructure, until Congress halts investigations of his administration.

Cummings postponed a planned vote Wednesday morning to allow lawmakers time to read the Justice Department letters.

Ross told the committee the decision in March 2018 to add the question was based on a Justice Department request to help it enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Source: White House asserts executive privilege in census fight






 

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