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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,

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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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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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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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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.

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Stop Shaming People For Being White

¡HELLO ITS ME!

You’re no better.

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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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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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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.”

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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…

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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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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






 

Posted in HWH COMMENTARY, RACE | RELIGION

Kim Jong-un vs DeWayne Craddock

Kim Jong-un Executed Top Officials After Failed Trump Summit

HWH COMMENTARY: So let’s just throw it out there and see if anybody shoots it down. That’s the going strategy in news organizations since the democrats lost the presidential race to the republicans. Where’s the integrity? Where’s the honor among journalists? Where’s their code of ethics of accuracy and non-biased reporting?

News outlets across the land lost whatever control they had over their impulses to make the news rather than break the news, when all hell broke loose over an election designed to win that lost. Life as they knew it disappeared from the landscape as they rummaged their way through the ruins of lost gains in a never never forever land of disbelief. A mortal lock, turned into a fallacy of fools.

Where’s the rock? Where’s the foundation? Where’s the intestinal fortitude to stick to your principles? It’s looking like you never had any that weren’t at the same time corruptible. Easily corruptible. On a whim?

Check and double check your sources. Why are you all so willing to embrace the worst of humanity. Why can’t you get along – with anyone – except those who think and act exactly as you think and act? From what model of decency do you operate?

‘That’s business’ you retort. Everything is fair in love, war and business?

Your business is not to spin the truth by accusing somebody of murder. That is not your business. And what friendly-to-America source made up that story that you so willingly jumped on? That’s a strategy most often used by Jews. Accuse and make them deny to find out the truth that they never believe anyway. It gets attention directed to where they want the world to focus – usually while they’re conducting a shameful operation elsewhere.

Did anybody else turn up dead halfway across the world? Oh yeah, a black man who overnight became colorless committed a terror attack in Virginia Beach 31 May 2019. I almost missed it, there was so much news about a murder that didn’t happen halfway across the world. Disgruntled employees with good jobs don’t plot and execute a massacre out of the blue. These days a massacre is a massacre unless it’s a black man doing it. Maybe he wasn’t black. The press hid his color for a long time – at least on the internet. You can be sure if it was a white man, the whole world would know it.

Since when is ‘murder’ called ‘purging’? Oh DeWayne Craddock just ‘purged’ a bunch of people over in Virginia Beach. It’s not up to the press to sanitize acts of violence, or to treat one group differently than another group. When a Jew commits an act of terror, he/she is deranged. When a black African does it, he/she is disgruntled. When a Muslim does it, that’s the real deal terrorist. I know I can’t be the only one seeing this biased reporting of the news depending on demographic affiliation.



Trump’s BFF Dictator Kim Jong-un Executed a Bunch of His Own Officials – ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

The president has brushed off the supreme leader’s human rights abuses as “tough”

By RYAN BORT MAY 31, 2019 9:40AM ET

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes a military test in North Korea.

Kim Jong-un is a brutal, murderous dictator who starves his own people and once blew up one of his generals with an anti-aircraft gun for falling asleep in a meeting. But as the saying goes, love is blind, and President Trump has done nothing but heap praise on North Korea’s supreme leader since the two first locked eyes last summer in Singapore. Sure, there’s been no indication Kim plans to denuclearize North Korea, as Trump promised, and the nation recently resumed testing missiles, but Trump’s faith in his friend hasn’t wavered.

Reality is trivial when stacked up against the “special bond” shared by the two autocrats. Trump will likely be asked to reassess his fondness for Kim in the wake of the news that five North Korean officials were recently executed, including Kim Hyok-chol, a special envoy to the United States who participated in Trump and Kim’s failed summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February. Hyok-chol was killed by a firing squad in March, the South Korean paper Chosun Ilbo reported on Friday.

The paper also reported that two other officials, Kim Yong-chol and Kim Song-hye, both of whom visited the White House last year, were banished to do forced labor at a prison camp in one of North Korea’s northern provinces.

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked to respond earlier this month to reports that some of the officials he negotiated with in Hanoi may have been executed, he didn’t seem to take it very seriously.

When Pompeo was asked about the reported executions on Friday, he said the United States was looking into it. “We’re doing our best to check it out,” he told reporters in Berlin. “I don’t have anything else to add to that today.”Trump has yet to respond to the news. While we wait, here’s a small smattering of what he’s said about Kim since they first met in Sinapore last summer…

FINISH UP: Kim Jong-un Executed Top Officials After Failed Trump Summit – Rolling Stone


Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report






Posted in HWH COMMENTARY, NEWS OF INTEREST

RE: File says Smollett couldn’t contact brothers after arrest

 

HWH Comment: In this instance, where there was so much media attention, and people hurt, by someone alleged to have made false accusations regarding a hate crime, that the public deserves to know the truth of the legal process that exonerated the accused.

Falsely reporting hate crimes – especially when premeditated and reeking with startling prejudicial symbolism – needs to have the light of everybody’s eyes shined on it. Otherwise, future victims will not come forward and/or will not be believed.

When a black judge dismisses a black person’s case then seals the process that led to her decision so the public can’t see it, that case should be scrutinized in the same way as when the judge is white and the accused is white. Bias is bias, no matter the color or gender. We must make every effort to eliminate it in the court system, otherwise our democracy will fail and our efforts to spread our system around the world will have no credibility.


Add-on: What’s with the gloved hand front and center in the photo? Staged? Coming from Jussie Smollet, probably so. “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

He obviously didn’t think the charade through to its conclusion. Yes, everybody remembers the ‘glove’ in the O.J. Simpson trial. And that may be enough to sway the black and the gay communities in Smollet’s favor.

O.J. Simpson’s glove found at the scene of a bloody dual-murder was soaked with blood then dried, which made it shrink due to it’s leather nature. So when he tried it on during trial and spread his fingers to make it look like the glove was too small to fit his hand, the jury bought it.

But as the photo shows here, the glove fits the hand of Jussie Smollet. I’m beginning to think Jussie Smollet is aiming for a Hollywood movie gig, where he plays himself as the persecuted black gay man accused of committing a hate crime against himself. That should get him the money and notoriety he craves.

Yeah, he has a secret to tell.



CHICAGO (AP) — One of Jussie Smollett’s conditions after posting $10,000 bail amid charges he lied about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack was that he have no contact with two brothers police say he paid to help stage the incident, according to a case file unsealed Thursday in Chicago.

Besides that detail, the “Empire” actor’s criminal case file appears to contain little new information. The bulk of the more-than-250-page file centers on the legal battle between media organizations that wanted access to the file and Smollett’s attorneys who wanted it kept sealed.In his order for the file to be unsealed, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins said Smollett’s actions before and after his case was dismissed did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy.

Smollett’s lawyers had argued that since the charges were dropped, the actor had “the right to be left alone.

”Watkins’ decision, which followed requests by The Associated Press and other media organizations to make the file public, said there were good arguments for keeping the file sealed but that Smollett forfeited his right to protect his privacy by talking to the media.

The actor had been charged with 16 counts alleging he lied to police when telling them that two masked men beat him in January in downtown Chicago, shouted slurs at him, doused him with a chemical substance and looped a rope around his neck. Police still insist Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the Fox TV show and wanted publicity.

Prosecutors dismissed all charges, though, with little explanation on March 26.

The judge on Thursday wrote that Smollett “voluntarily appeared on national television for an interview speaking about the incident in detail. After the March 26 dismissal, he voluntarily stood in front of cameras from numerous news organizations in the courthouse lobby and spoke about the case. On several occasions, attorneys for Defendant, presumably with his authorization, appeared on various media outlets speaking about the case.”

The judge added, “These are not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone.”

Natalie Spears, an attorney representing media organizations that wanted the file unsealed, applauded Watkins’ decision.

“This is about transparency and trust in the system and we believe the public has a right to know what the government did and why,” she said Thursday after the hearing.

___

FINISH UP: File says Smollett couldn’t contact brothers after arrest






 

Posted in DONALD TRUMP, HWH COMMENTARY, POLITICS

Mossad Needs A History Lesson About Violating Freedoms Against USA Citizens

When Jews tell non-Jews that they need a history lesson, they’re not talking about books and classrooms; they’re talking about hauling you off for a holocaust treatment, never to be heard of again.

It makes me wonder how many missing persons around the globe were actually victims of the holocaust treatment?

After decades of hunting Nazis, when Jews talk about bringing only one Nazi to justice, to face criminal charges in an Israeli court, they want the world to know that all the other not-so-important supposed non-Jews were dealt with out of the public view.

These private death by torture operations were conducted with funds and resources provided by the USA government, at the USA taxpayer’s expense. Nazi Hunters they called themselves, operating with impunity wherever they went.

Members of Congress in the USA were fully aware that they were sanctioning and funding torture and assassination operations conducted by Israeli death squads within the USA and elsewhere.

People who want to lower the pain threshold of a nation by exploiting another nation for financial gain have sadistic and torture tendencies. I can see a lot of sadistic people in the democratic party grooming themselves for the highest office of the USA, preparing publicly for the inevitable private meetings with Israeli representatives.

That connection needs to end. The USA cannot continue to give comfort to the Jews for actions taken against them during World War II in Nazi-run factories in foreign countries, by allowing them to commit acts of torture and assassinations outside the law to avenge those conditions.

If Jews have evidence of war crimes against specific people then the international war crimes tribunal is the place to raise those concerns. Israel, however, has refused to participate in that court, so as to avoid charges by that court for war crimes they committed against specific Palestinians and against Palestinians as a group in the form of apartheid.

There needs to be a full scale investigation into the Mossad acting independently and without oversight on USA soil and the funds used to finance their decades-long actions of surveillance and operations plus the USA surveillance and law enforcement entities, agencies, bureaus and associations etc., etal that gave these Mossad members and their associates unfettered access without accountability to private USA citizens.

The sooner the better.

You just can’t keep killing everybody who doesn’t like you.

Maybe you’re giving them a reason.






 

Posted in DONALD TRUMP, HWH COMMENTARY

Iran Uses Drones To Bomb Saudi Arabian Oil Assets?

HWH COMMENTARY:

I don’t believe for a minute that the Iranian government bombed Saudi Arabian oil assets, nor sanctioned the bombing nor knew in advance that some other group or nation was going to bomb Saudi assets.

Israel is a friend to no nation. They seek to do business to benefit themselves. There is no quid pro quo in their business vocabulary or relationships.

What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when he moved the USA embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem?

Nothing.

What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when he publicly announced to the world that the USA supported Israel’s right to annex the Golan Heights?

Nothing. Oh, I almost forgot it was so small a concession.

Israel gave President Donald Trump a case of wine made in Israel. President Trump doesn’t drink alcohol beverages. What benefit did the American people get?

None.

Do you remember when Israeli soldiers were ordered to uproot all the olive trees in Palestine? Because the Palestinians were digging up their own trees, planting boxes of rapid fire rifles under the trees and then replanting them?

That was a lie. Grapes grow well where olives grow well. Growing grapes to make wine was on their minds – not rapid fire rifles.

What did the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump when the USA stood down and turned its blind eye to Benjamin Netanyahu once again decimating the infrastructure in Gaza?

Nothing.

Dictator Netanyahu finds an excuse every few years, when Gaza rebuilds from the previous decimation of their infrastructure, to bomb it all over again. The purpose is to forever keep the Palestinians in a state of despair, while they rebuild again, and again, and again.

If Saudi Arabia wants to go to war over fake charges against Iran, as a gift to Israel, keep the USA out of it.

I see Israeli sympathizers bombing those assets in my logical rearview backseat driver mirror.

Israel knows the friendship between the USA and Saudi Arabia.  Israel also knows they can’t ask the USA to bomb Iran. But maybe there’s a chance that the USA would bomb Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia – the country that birthed Osama bin Laden.

Yeah I know the logic part doesn’t fit, but I put my Israeli logic hat on and that one fits.

The USA would really be doing it for Israel.

Now what will the USA get via the Chief Deal Maker Donald Trump for bombing the nuclear sites in Iran?

Nothing.

I rest my ‘NOTHING’ case.

Israelis are notorious for creating false documentation, since they have human assets all over the globe at every strategic venue, no matter how small.

Falsely generated reports is what got us into a war in Iraq. ISIS was born from that conflict.

DO NOT placate Israel.




By Marwa Rashad and Stephen KalinRIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court.

Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday’s drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. Two days earlier, four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.Iran has denied involvement in either operation, which come as Washington and the Islamic Republic spar over sanctions and the U.S. military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference.”It will do what it can to prevent this war and at the same time it reaffirms that in the event the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with all force and determination, and it will defend itself and its interests.”

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss implications of the attacks.

“The current critical circumstances entail a unified Arab and Gulf stance toward the besetting challenges and risks,” the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Muslim ally the UAE has not blamed anyone for the tanker sabotage operation, pending an investigation. No-one has claimed responsibility, but two U.S. government sources said last week that U.S. officials believed Iran had encouraged the Houthi group or Iraq-based Shi’ite militias to carry it out.

The drone strike on oil pumping stations, which Riyadh said did not disrupt output or exports, was claimed by the Houthis, who have been battling a Saudi-led military coalition in a war in Yemen since 2015.

The head of the Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, derided Riyadh’s call to convene Arab summits, saying in a Twitter post that they “only know how to support war and destruction”.

A Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters said Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were “highly likely” to have facilitated the attack on vessels near the UAE’s Fujairah emirate, a main bunkering hub lying just outside the Strait of Hormuz.

SAUDI PRINCE CALLS POMPEO…

FINISH UP: Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran’s court