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CORONA VIRUS SPREADS TO 12 HUMANS, I’M ASSUMING, IN THE USA

CORONA VIRUS SPREADS TO 12 HUMANS, I’M ASSUMING, IN THE USA

Just about everyone I’ve come in contact with during the last few months has had pneumonia, or pnuemonia-like symptoms. Some became symptomatic with a new fever and cough after they had been treated with antibiotics and the initial fever was cured.

I also was diagnosed with pneumonia secondary to sepsis and would have died had I not sought treatment as quickly as I did. About four months later it, or something resembling it, reappeared prompting another course of antibiotic treatment, this time with an antibiotic of last resort, levofloxacin – the drug used to treat anthrax exposure and the plague, which is reportedly being discontinued in the USA in 2020 due to severe side effects and multiple reported deaths associated with the drug.

  • The makers of a popular antibiotic have halted production on the drug amid safety concerns. Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson discontinued production of Levaquin in December 2017, including the oral and IV versions. However, Levaquin may still be available in pharmacies until 2020. Jul 17, 2018
  • In addition, our investigation obtained an FDA database of adverse effects and found 3,000 deaths and 200,000 complaints of serious effects associated with Levaquin and similar drugs.

If people can be tested for coronavirus, then it is imperative that anyone presenting with pneumonia-type symptoms be tested for that virus, if we are truly concerned about limiting it’s spread and not just paying lip-service to the reality on the ground by simply watching the devastation absent a plan to curb it.

There needs to be a more aggressive reporting and testing of anyone presenting with symptoms, no matter the age, gender, socio-economic status or location.

I do not believe the numbers being reported are accurate. They never are accurate. The government always waits too long to prevent panic. The public needs to know the truth so they can take their own measures.

People who have the virus need to be appropriately quarantined.

Can people be a carrier of the virus and not be symptomatic?

How long can a symptomatic person spread the contagion to others?

How long after initiation of treatment do they stay contagious?

Can humans spread the virus to other animals, dogs, cats etc. to whom they come in close contact?

Regarding restaurant workers who prepare and serve food and beverage: Can the virus in a contaminated person be passed onto the food and/or utensils?

Given that Asian restaurants use Asian vendors as their food suppliers, what is the government doing to protect the consumer, besides declaring the risk non-existent or minimal, when it isn’t actually known?

I, for one, will not be eating or drinking outside the home, since each time I became infected with whatever it was I initially contracted, it happened after eating and drinking at local restaurants.

What is the government telling restaurant workers and their bosses about requiring infected workers to come to work?

What do these workers do if time off leads to insufficient funds for paying bills. Any grace periods being offered, and short term no-interest loans?

The government and news outlets need to exercise extreme caution when dismissing the impact of the existing threat. Pandemonium can occur, if and when the masses believe the government is feeding them lies for the purpose of protecting individual small and large business interests. 

My own primary care person doubted whether I even had pneumonia. Even though I was treated in the hospital for four days, nobody told me I had sepsis. I had to learn that on my own by requesting my medical records that showed it.

A cable network station needs to be set up presenting facts and news about the coronavirus 24/7 from around the world in real time – not a month later.

Inform, inform, inform. At every level.

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UKRAINE vs TRUMP

What has Ukraine done for the USA? Nothing, but promise us Crimea during the Olympics, which we lost, because we had no global right to it.

The country is bankrupt. No one really thinks all that money promised Ukraine is going to go into a missile defense shield operated by the USA, do they? This is Karsai and Afghanistan all over again. I say, let the Americans vote on who gets what and when and how much.

It’s the taxpayers who pay. All the middle people. Our money could be better spent on providing our own citizens a better quality of life.

Seniors took a big hit when the cost of medicare increased and absorbed the increase in social security standard of living benefits. I ended up with 2 dollars a month. Our rent increases every year – by a lot more than 2 dollars.

The healthcare system works only for the very poor and the rich and upper middle classes. Seniors are not a protected class in reality – and they come from all sectors.

I’d like to know how many IOUs to social security funds are still outstanding, that were used for other than seniors. Senior residences are being converted into HUD operated entities used as dumping grounds for all ages and special demographics, leaving the seniors to have to look for other places to live.

We need to stop bailing out other countries who abuse their own funds, at the taxpayer’s expense. The current strategy of paying countries to like us needs to stop. They squander the funds and always come back for more.

Ukraine isn’t keeping Americans safe.

President Trump took the correct actions by demanding Ukraine get their financial house in order before dumping billions of dollars on them, which will end up in the bank accounts of the rich and powerful Ukrainians, absent any oversight. Stop throwing our money away.






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Submarines Are the Key To Israel’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

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Ever wonder why the USA can tell if Iran is enriching uranium or launching a missile and when North Korea is moving their missiles from one site to another, and when Syria moves any of their biological weapons, but the USA can’t confirm if Israel has a nuclear weaponry program?

It appears to have been revealed. One of the Israeli people revealing it said it was “childish” to keep hiding it. Yet, they don’t call Iran childish for hiding theirs, given that Israeli government forces are correct in claiming Iran is hiding their nuclear weapons program as well.

Maybe since one is doing the hiding for real, it is assumed that the other is doing the same. You know, how a thief always accuses somebody else of stealing, even when they’re not? But to wage war by the use of crippling economic sanctions against a country you claim is doing exactly what you’re doing, is dangerous and wholly discriminatory.

So why should the world trust Israel on anything, when on the most important things they operate so recklessly by lying about them, then calling the lies nothing more than “childish”?

Israel has a long history of violence and aggression toward their neighbors. A long history of assassinations, while setting up others to take the blame. I don’t doubt for a minute that Israeli interests used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens years ago, that they blamed on Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria. They claimed then not to have such weapons. Once you tell a lie like that, nobody can trust you.

There are things you don’t lie about: having nuclear weapons and chemical weapons are two of them. Now the world has lost its edge on controlling nuclear weapons proliferation in the Middle East. Israel is the cause and fault of that.

The hypocrisy is glaring and the result dangerous.


Submarines Are the Key To Israel’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Arsenal

by Kyle Mizokami

They’re here to stay.

Key Point: Originally purchased from Germany, the submarines are now the cornerstone of Israeli defense.

Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country’s security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.

Israel’s first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The 1991 Persian Gulf War, which saw Iraqi Scuds and Al Hussein ballistic missiles raining down on Israeli cities, led Tel Aviv to conclude that the country needed a true nuclear triad of air-, land- and sea-based nukes to give the country’s nuclear deterrent maximum flexibility—and survivability.

The most survivable arm of the nuclear triad is typically the sea-based one, consisting of nuclear-armed submarines. Submarines can disappear for weeks or even months, taking up a highly classified patrol route while waiting for orders to launch their missiles. This so-called “second-strike capability” is built on the principle of nuclear deterrence and ensures potential enemies will think twice before attacking, knowing Israel’s submarines will be available to carry out revenge attacks.

The first three submarines were authorized before the Gulf War, in 1988, though it is not clear they were built with nuclear weapons in mind. After years of delays construction began in Germany instead of the United States as originally planned, with German combat systems instead of American ones. Most importantly, the project went ahead with German financing; Berlin reportedly felt obliged to finance two of the submarines, and split the third as lax German nonproliferation enforcement had partly enabled Iraq’s nuclear and chemical weapons program.

The first three submarines, DolphinLeviathan and Tekuma, were laid down in the early 1990s, but only entered service between 1999 and 2000. The submarines are 187 feet long, displace 1,720 tons submerged and have an operating depth of 1,148 feet. Sensors include the STN Atlas Elektronik CSU-90-1 sonar suite with the DBSQS-21D active and AN 5039A1 passive sonar systems. The Dolphin class also has PRS-3-15 passive ranging sonar and FAS-3-1 passive flank arrays.

Each has ten torpedo tubes in the bow, six standard 533-millimeter standard diameter tubes and four larger 650-millimeter torpedoes. The larger torpedo tubes are more than two feet wide, and reportedly double as ingress/egress chambers for divers. Armament is a mixture of German, American and Israeli weapons, including Seahake heavyweight wire-guided torpedoes and Harpoon antiship missiles. The authoritative Combat Fleets of the World claims the Dolphin subs may have the Triton fiber-optic guided-weapon system. With a range of more than nine miles, Triton allows submarines the ability to attack helicopters, surface ships and coastal targets.

The four large torpedo tubes are the key to Israel’s sea-based deterrent, and without them it’s unlikely the country would have nukes on submarines. The large tubes are used not only for laying mines and sending and receiving divers, but also to launch nuclear cruise missiles. In 2000, the U.S. Navy observed a missile launch from off the coast of Sri Lanka that traveled an estimated 932 miles. Exactly what this missile was is a matter of speculation, but the leading candidate is some advanced form of the Popeye missile.

Popeye was originally an air-launched ground-attack missile. Developed in the late 1980s, Popeye originally used a television camera or infrared seeker to deliver a 750-pound warhead to ranges of up to forty-five miles. The United States Air Force bought 154 Popeye missiles to arm B-52 bombers for conventional attacks, renaming them the AGM-142 Raptor. Israel’s nuclear deterrent is thought to be based on cruise missile version of Popeye, Popeye Turbo, which has a turbofan engine for long-distance flight.

There is also the possibility the nuclear armament is based on the Gabriel antiship missile, and there are also reports that Harpoon missiles were modified to carry nuclear weapons. Nobody appears to know for sure what missile is operational, only that it was observed and that arming them with nuclear weapons is a logical conclusion. The yield of the nuclear warhead on these missiles is unknown, but estimates float around the two-hundred-kiloton mark, which would make them roughly fourteen times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Whatever the missile, a 932-mile range gives it the ability—just barely—to strike the Iranian capital of Tehran, as well as the holy city of Qom and the northern city of Tabriz, from a position off the coast of Syria. (Iran’s pursuit of nuclear arms is likely the main and enduring driver of Israel’s second strike capability.) That isn’t an ideal firing position, and it’s been seventeen years since the missile’s first flight, so it’s also reasonable to assume that the weapon’s range has been extended to the point where it can launch against Tehran and even more Iranian cities from a relatively safe location.

Having three submarines in operation generally means at least one is at sea at any particular time, a necessity for a sea-based nuclear deterrent. The Dolphin class reportedly carries up to sixteen torpedoes and missiles; if the submarines’ primary task is nuclear deterrence, half of its weapons space might be allocated for carrying nukes. The result is that at any given time Tehran is likely in the nuclear crosshairs of an Israeli submarine.

The second set of Dolphin submarines, Dolphin II, was ordered in the mid-2000s. These subs are virtually identical to the previous class except for the addition of a thirty-six-foot-long plug in the hull to accommodate an air independent propulsion (AIP) system, allowing the submarine to operate submerged for much longer periods than diesel electric subs without it. According to Der Spiegel, the Dolphin II subs can stay underwater for up to eighteen days. In addition to a stretch configuration and AIP, Dolphin IIs weigh approximately 20 percent more and have dedicated diver-lockout chambers.

The German government has just recently given the go-ahead for yet another set of three more Dolphins. These new submarines should be ready just as the three first-generation boats are aging out, ensuring that Israel has a fleet of six submarines available for the foreseeable future. Israel’s sea-based nuclear deterrent is here to stay.

Kyle Mizokami is a defense and national-security writer based in San Francisco who has appeared in the Diplomat, Foreign Policy, War is Boring and the Daily Beast. In 2009 he cofounded the defense and security blog Japan Security Watch. You can follow him on Twitter: @KyleMizokami. This piece was originally featured in October 2019 and is being republished due to reader’s interest. 

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Kevin Bacon murder: Insanity defense planned for suspect Mark Latunski

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The guy’s name who Mark David Latunski murdered and ate is Kevin Bacon. Whoa, he must have thought he was a pig. Not much difference between a human and a pig. I can see this escalating or evolving into a human animal problem. An epidemic even. Human flesh, human blood, human milk, human skin, human bones, human organs, human hair – all for sale on the human underground market.

Detroit? That’s too close to Cleveland for my comfort. In fairness, if fairness applies here, why call a person insane who eats a human, yet eat any other animal and it is not only okay, but encouraged? In fact, if you don’t eat other animals, you’re ostracized by society. That’s the real insanity operating in the world today.


Michigan man to plead insanity in gruesome case of murder and cannibalism

Bisma Parvez

Detroit Free Press

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DETROIT – A Michigan man accused of killing s 25-year-old man and eating part of his body will seek an insanity defense, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Mark David Latunski, 50, appeared at court Wednesday via video for a probable cause hearing in the gruesome murder case.

He is charged with open murder and mutilation of a body in the death of Kevin Bacon, who was reported missing on Christmas Day.

Authorities said Bacon went to meet Latunski after connecting with him on Grindr, a dating app.

Bacon was found murdered and mutilated in Latunski’s home on Dec. 28 and his naked body was hanging from the rafters by his ankles. Latunski told police he’d slit his throat with a knife. Latunski also allegedly admitted to eating part of Bacon’s body.

Latunski’s attorney, public defender Doug Corwin, is seeking an insanity defense for his client.

“He believes he’s named someone else, he believes he’s from a royal family out of Wales, from the Thomas clan, and just the nature of the crime itself … what he did and how he did it has come out, just by that nature as an attorney, I have to send him for an evaluation,” Corwin said.

Judge Ward L. Clarkson ordered a competency test.

Latunski will be sent to the Center for Forensic Psychiatry to determine if he is competent to stand trial. If he is found competent, they will go a step further to conduct a criminal responsibility test, which will test if he was competent at the time of the crime.

“We are alleging that maybe at the time of the offense, he was criminally insane,” Corwin stated after the hearing.

Latunski will likely be sent for this evaluation after 60 to 90 days.

“The forensics center is pretty backed up right now so there’s a delay in getting people down there to get evaluated,” Corwin explained.

Latunski will be held at the Shiawassee County Jail until his evaluation.

Once his evaluation is scheduled, the county jail will transport Latunski, who will be tested and interviewed. The forensics center will also look into his background and prior hospitalizations.

Corwin said that it can take 30 days to get the report, but sometimes it can take longer if multiple hospitals have to be consulted.

If Latunski is found not competent, he will be hospitalized in a lockdown facility and be treated until he is deemed competent, according to Corwin.

“He’s been very cooperative with our department, very polite,” Corwin said when asked about Latunski’s demeanor. He also said that Latunski really seems to believe the grandiose stories he’s been telling his attorney.

At his arraignment hearing on Dec. 30, Latunski said that his name is Edgar Thomas Hill and Mark Latusnki is his nephew.

According to public records, Latunski has been committed to hospitals four times for his mental health.

Follow Bisma Parvez on Twitter @bismapar

Source: Kevin Bacon murder: Insanity defense planned for suspect Mark Latunski


 





 

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Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

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This can’t happen fast enough.

While they’re at it, release from prison all non-violent offenders. Revenge needs to stop and rehabilitation begin for those who need it, who are currently serving sentences for non-violent crimes.

The article refers to Black aka Africans as benefiting the most from this new law. It’s unfortunate that laws are designed for specific groups rather than everyone. The article fails to mention how many Euro-Americans, Asian- Americans, Indian-Americans et al will also benefit, which slants the entire system in prejudicial ways. Whether for or against the minority or majority, prejudicial legislation and intent never lead to a fair place.


December 31, 20197

Illinois’ governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as a first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state’s new marijuana legalization law.

The expungement process is a key part of the law, which takes effect Wednesday and made Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana for people 21 or older. When they crafted the policy, Illinois lawmakers said they wanted to repair some of the damage caused by law enforcement’s efforts to combat sale and use of the drug, particularly in minority communities.

Democratic Governor JB Pritzker announced the pardons at a church on Chicago’s South Side. He said clearing the misdemeanor offenses from individuals’ records will make it easier for them to get jobs, housing and financial aid for college.

State officials estimate that 116,000 convictions involving 30 grams or less of marijuana, including for possession of the drug, are eligible for pardons under the new law. Illinois State Police are responsible for identifying those convictions and sending the records to the state’s Prisoner Review Board, which then forwarded eligible cases to the governor’s office for pardons.

Pritzker’s pardons allow the state’s attorney general to ask courts to formally clear or seal the records.”We are ending the 50-year-long war on cannabis,” Pritzker said in a statement. “We are restoring rights to many tens of thousands of Illinoisans. We are bringing regulation and safety to a previously unsafe and illegal market. And we are creating a new industry that puts equity at its very core.

“Other states that have begun permitting marijuana’s sale and use created procedures for people to expunge minor drug offenses, but Illinois officials wanted the process to be almost automatic for people with non-violent marijuana arrests or convictions on their records.

“We know that Black Illinois residents are far more likely to be arrested and convicted for marijuana possession than whites,” said Ben Ruddell, criminal justice policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. “This is a good step forward as we begin the legal sales of recreational marijuana.”

Pritzker’s office said 92 of the state’s 102 counties are represented among the pardons announced Tuesday.

“The 11,017 pardons that Gov. Pritzker is granting today are thousands of lives forever changed — and hundreds of thousands more will be changed in the coming months,” said Toi Hutchinson, a former state senator who now is an adviser to Pritzker on marijuana policy. “Those who were unfairly targeted by discriminatory drug laws can finally get ahead and build a new future for themselves and their families.

“Some people still will have to act independently to have marijuana convictions expunged. People who have been convicted of offenses involving between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana in Illinois can file court petitions to clear those records. Local prosecutors and legal aid organizations also can take that step independently.

State officials estimate that 34,000 records are eligible for that process.

Law enforcement agencies have a five-year period to expunge records of minor marijuana arrests that did not result in a conviction, starting with the most recent cases.

Officials estimate that 572,000 arrest records fall into that category. Marijuana arrests accompanied by violent offenses aren’t eligible for expungement.

Illinois regulators said more than 40 dispensaries have been issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana starting Wednesday, but not all of them plan to participate immediately. Industry leaders have warned consumers to expect long lines and potential shortages of products.

“This is Day One of the end of prohibition. This is not a finished product on Day One,” said Representative Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat who sponsored the legislation in the House.

She noted that the Illinois law ensures that the needs of patients who depend on marijuana for medical use will be met. She says advocates have acknowledged since the beginning that supply will be an issue at first. “There will always be hiccups,” she said…

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Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

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* Killing can be halted immediately. What to do with the animals after that takes some planning. How do they get all those animals in one place?

* If we are all God’s creatures, why would anyone think to savagely murder defenseless creatures on behalf of the one who supposedly created them? To bring them good luck? 

* This is HUMAN SUPREMACY at work.

* Only an evil God would praise such an evil gift.

* Good luck does not come from an evil act.


By Gopal Sharma, Reuters

Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

“We’ve issued public appeals and consulted with stakeholders in the temple area,” he said. “It is related with tradition and cannot be halted immediately.”

Devotees believe the sacrifice, meant to appease Gadhimai – an avatar of the Hindu goddess of power, Kali – brings them luck and prosperity.

Authorities deployed 1,100 police to prevent clashes between activists and devotees at the site 10 km (6 miles) from the Indian border.

“We can only try and convince devotees not to sacrifice the animals, but cannot force them to stop,” said Bikash Khanal, the head of district police in Bara…

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Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody has, all these years later.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Next stop USA. All Jewish companies that make products in the USA will now put on their labels Made In Israel. That’s the plan. No one really thought this was the end of the Israeli Domination plan did they?

The same thing will happen in Europe. The European Jews will cry anti-Semitism, they’ll stage a bunch of carefully designated, strategically placed attacks done by their own people, claiming the second Holocaust is coming and the sky will fall all over the world. Why? Because the Jews will make it fall.

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

Israelis made a huge blunder when they slapped a Made In Israel label on goods made in occupied territories. That was a sneaky, underhanded move that unfortunately the USA sanctioned by punishing businesses in the USA who refused to buy products made by Israelis in occupied Palestine.

How did they punish them? In the way Benjamin Netanyahu told them to punish them. Refuse them government contracts. What did the USA Congress do? Exactly that – democrats and republicans participated in punishing American citizens who own and operate businesses in the USA, by telling them who they could and could not buy from, at the expense of being denied government contracts.

So Israel really is running the USA?

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

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

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

The European Union just did that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

___Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

It sure sounds suspicious to me.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

The White House

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

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

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

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

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

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






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

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

Or are we basing that assumption on biological constraints?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

By Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer

If we can do it … couldn’t E.T.?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

WEARING BLACK FACE OR BROWN FACE IS A SCANDAL? OMG

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

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

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

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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.



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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

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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

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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 can put outsiders first and still be 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.

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BLACK AND BROWN SUPREMACY COUP

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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

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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…


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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.”…

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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.