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Brown University committee votes to divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights violations in Palestine’ – Uprise RI

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies voted 6-2-1 in favor of divestment.

On December 2nd, 2019, the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted in favor of divestment from companies “facilitating human rights violations in Palestine”. The committee voted six in favor, with two alumni voting no, and one abstaining from the vote.

The vote comes after eight months of deliberation, starting in April 2019, when 69 percent of voters in a Brown undergraduate referendum voted in favor of the same motion. In response to Brown University President Christina Paxson’s dismissal of student concerns the day following the vote, over 100 faculty members authored a letter in favor of the student referendum.

Since then, members of Brown Divest have presented to ACCRIP on multiple occasions, as have Brown Students for Israel.

On December 2nd, nine members of ACCRIP met at Brown University, and heard presentations from faculty opposed to divestment, as well as those in favor. After the presentations, a motion was put forth to vote on whether the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. Seven members voted yes, while two alumni abstained. At the end of the meeting, members of the committee motioned to vote on the following language:

“We recommend that the Brown Corporation exclude from Brown’s direct investments, and require Brown’s separate account investment managers to exclude from their direct investments, companies identified as facilitating human rights violations in Palestine. In addition, the Investment Office will share with all investment managers the University’s desire to adhere to this investment philosophy. We recommend that the Corporation and Brown’s separate account investment managers maintain the withdrawal of investments from said companies until they cease to engage in social harm…”

After the motion to vote was made, two alumni voiced concerns about the ‘lack of time’ to deliberate. Sarah Cunningham ‘06 was appointed by President Paxson only weeks before this meeting, and David Mueller ‘81 has been on the committee for six years, and was part of the deliberations when Palestinian human rights violations were discussed in 2013-2014 and in 2017. Eventually, the motion to vote was accepted, and the resolution passed. We are elated that the University committee responsible for divestment has finally joined the calls for divestment from human rights violations in Palestine.

Today, ACCRIP made Brown the first Ivy League University to officially call for divestment from companies that are facilitating the Occupation and its human rights abuses in the West Bank and Gaza. We look forward to other universities joining the movement for dignity and human rights for Palestinians.

Going forward, the Brown community expects the Brown Corporation to divest from companies facilitating human rights violations in Palestine, as demanded by Brown students, who voted for the University to divest, as has ACCRIP, the committee responsible for recommending University divestment. Companies that have been identified for divestment based on their involvement in social harm in Palestine include Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, Oaktree Capital Management, AB Volvo, Motorola, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, United Technologies, and G4S.

[From a press release]

Source: Brown University committee votes to divest from companies “facilitating human rights violations in Palestine” – Uprise RI


 





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‘Israel is joining an ugly club,’ says rights group as director expelled 

HWH ClipBoard: Thank you Omar Shakir for sacrificing your presence in Palestine\Israel without sacrificing your work to expose: the UGLY TRUTH of discrimination enslavement torture and slaughter of the Palestinian People, thus the collective Palestinian Soul and the destruction and theft of Palestinian habitats by the Israeli government, that then hands those habitats over to Jewish Immigrant Poachers with impunity and arrogance.


‘Israel is joining an ugly club,’ says rights group as director expelled

Human Rights Watch’s Israel director Omar Shakir leaves for Jordan under 2017 law

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

Mon 25 Nov 2019 08.04 EST

Last modified on Mon 25 Nov 2019 

Omar Shakir is the first person to be expelled from Israel under a 2017 law allowing the deportation of foreigners who support a boycott of Israel. Israel has deported the local director of Human Rights Watch for his alleged support for a boycott campaign, a move the advocacy group said placed the country in an “ugly club” of authoritarian regimes.

Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel and Palestine representative, lost a landmark supreme court case this month that centred on Israel’s ability to expel its critics. The government had refused to renew Shakir’s visa, and Monday is the deadline for him to leave.

At a press conference in Jerusalem hours before his flight, the researcher condemned the decision as an escalating assault on the human rights movement.

“If the Israelis can deport somebody documenting rights abuse without facing consequence, how can we ever stop rights abuse?” said Shakir. Israel argues its objection is to Shakir alone, not human rights campaigners generally.

The expulsion of Shakir, a US citizen, is seen as a test case for a contentious 2017 law that allows the government to deport people who support a boycott of Israel or Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Many of Israel’s critics have been denied entry under the law, but Shakir is the first person already working in the country to be expelled using the legislation.

Kenneth Roth, HRW’s executive director, denied that the New York-based advocacy group, or Shakir as its representative, had supported a boycott against Israel. He said pressing businesses to acknowledge the rights abuses of the Israeli occupation was not the same as a boycott. For example, HRW has pushed Airbnb to remove rentals in settlements.

“It is standard procedure that human rights groups insist that businesses avoid complicity in human rights violations,” said Roth, who travelled to Jerusalem for the press conference. “Omar applied those same principles to ask businesses not to support Israel’s illegal settlements … Human Rights Watch has never urged a boycott of Israel.”

Shakir would continue his role remotely from Amman in neighbouring Jordan, Roth said.

“We’re used to operating in countries that bar our research. We’ve learned the necessity of monitoring human rights abuses from afar in countries like Iran and Egypt and Venezuela, all of which have barred our researchers,” said Roth. “Israel today is joining that ugly club of governments.”

He warned the expulsion would hamper his group’s work, including critical research on rights abuses carried out by Israel’s enemies, including Hamas.

The United Nations and European Union have criticised the decision to deport Shakir and called on Israel to reverse it. The UK government said it urged Israel to allow civil society organisations to operate freely.

Shakir said his being forced to leave was a minor hindrance in comparison to the increasingly suffocating atmosphere for Israeli and Palestinian rights advocates, who had suffered travel bans, arrests and office raids.

Israel passed the 2017 law used against Shakir as a measure to criminalise the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates for broad boycotts. Rights groups say it encodes bars on free speech into law.

The Ministry of Strategic Affairs, which spearheaded efforts to expel Shakir, said Israel, “like any sane country, has the right to decide who is given the freedom to enter and work within its borders”. It accused Shakir of being a “BDS propagator”.

Israel’s case against Shakir was based on statements on boycotts he made before he joined HRW but also his more recent work criticising settlements.

In the most high-profile use of the anti-BDS law, Israel blocked in August two highly critical US congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from a planned trip to Palestine and Jerusalem.

Israel later agreed to a request by Tlaib to visit Palestinian members of her family on the condition that she did not express her views on the boycott. However, Tlaib subsequently rejected the offer, saying the conditions were “oppressive”.

Agence France-Presse contributed to this report

FINISH UP: ‘Israel is joining an ugly club,’ says rights group as director expelled | World news | The Guardian






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

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

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

Approve her visa. Now.

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(May 14, 2019 / JNS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Iran Uses Drones To Bomb Saudi Arabian Oil Assets?

HWH COMMENTARY:

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

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

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

Nothing.

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

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

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

None.

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

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

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

Nothing.

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

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

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

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

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

The USA would really be doing it for Israel.

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

Nothing.

I rest my ‘NOTHING’ case.

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

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

DO NOT placate Israel.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAUDI PRINCE CALLS POMPEO…

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






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Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East? Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion 

…Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East?

Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion.

His comments that the country belongs to ‘Jewish people alone’ strike to the heart of the nature of Israel.

Ben White The Independent Voices

Netanyahu is desperate, in the face of an electoral challenge from former military chiefs of staff as well as the looming indictments for corruption allegations ( EPA )

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back in the headlines on Sunday, after declaring on social media that “Israel is not a state of all its citizens”. The Likud leader later doubled down, telling his cabinet that Israel is “the nation state not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people”.

Netanyahu’s comments are the latest grim episode in an election season that will see Israelis going to the polls on 9 April. Just last month, the prime minister helped engineer an election merger that could see far-right party Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) enter the Knesset.

That latter piece of realpolitik in particular prompted outrage from a number of Israeli politicians, analysts and even US-based groups better known for their Israel advocacy. According to the critics, Netanyahu’s boosting of the far-right and indulging of racist rhetoric endangers Israeli democracy.

Netanyahu is desperate, in the face of an electoral challenge from former military chiefs of staff as well as the looming indictments for corruption allegations. But recent developments are not just about motivating a right-wing base – the problem goes much deeper than an embattled demagogue.Netanyahu’s election manoeuvres offer an opportunity to shine a spotlight on an uncomfortable truth: namely that only under the most superficial definition can Israel be considered a democracy.

Consider the following:

Millions of Palestinians are subjected to a military regime which, for 52 years, has facilitated the establishment of illegal settlements. Settlers are Israeli citizens, and vote. The Palestinians they live among – whose land the settlers inhabit and colonise – are not.

The April elections will lead to the formation of Israel’s 35th government. Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip began during Israel’s 13th government.

Those Palestinians who do have Israeli citizenship, meanwhile, are very much second-class citizens – as Netanyahu has been at pains to emphasize.

Yes, the Jewish Nation-State law passed last year is significant in that regard, defining Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people”, and asserting that “the right to exercise national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people”.

But the legislation was consistent with de jure and de facto discrimination going back to the very foundation of the state of Israel.As conflict studies scholar Nadim Rouhana wrote in 2010, “there are few honest observers in Israel who dispute that a Jewish state, by definition, privileges one group of citizens over another”.

This is an inequality “expressed in various ways, including in Israel’s Basic Laws and its laws of land control, immigration and resource distribution” – as documented by Palestinian citizens themselves, as well as international NGOs and human rights experts.

Finally – and this is regrettably rarely taken into account – there are millions of Palestinians who, expelled from their homes in the 1948 Nakba and prevented from returning ever since, are denied their rightful citizenship and thus suffrage…

FINISH READING: Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East? Netanyahu’s comments have shattered that illusion | The Independent






 

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LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS

by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

Segment of A PLAN FOR THE PLANET

If you think everybody should like you because you’re gay, or black, or Jew etc., then when somebody doesn’t like you, you’ll blame your sexual orientation, color or religion, instead of looking to your own behavior as a possible or probable cause.

  • What seems prejudicial to one may not seem prejudicial to another.

You don’t have to admit to having a disease, disorder or disability; none of them are crimes.

  • I don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen down the road, if I concern myself with what I’m doing right now.

If you can’t figure out what a sign means, and given that you think it’s a sign, don’t worry about it; God will find another way to sign to you. God does know all things, but not all things all at once. God makes mistakes, just as we do. I get a kick out of people who say the Pope is infallible. If God isn’t infallible, then neither is the Pope.

  • Dangling carrots you’ll never get, while beating you with sticks? No thank you Hillary. I don’t like to be beaten with carrots or sticks. The line of difference always blurs.

Strong individuals produce strong groups. However, the responsibility does not lie solely with the individual. It is the responsibility of the group dynamic to respect each individual’s right to develop at their own pace, using their unique talents and gifts to advance their own selves and the group in positive, forward moving ways. No one can be left out. 

  • Discipline is the key to all success, and corruption is the flaw that ultimately undermines that success, if not checked. 

Contribution cannot, nor should it, be measured or rated. A paralyzed person confined to a bed continues to make a contribution to all of the lives who encounter him or her. A brain dead person makes a contribution to all life by forcing us to demonstrate the compassion we feel, by compassionately being their bridge to a new life in the beyond.

  • Senator John McCain negated his own torture bill by inserting ‘reserving the right’ to do just that. Once again, the tortured became the torturer. It’s time for John McCain to return to the Senate and fight passionately for the cause he became destined to fight. On the other hand, maybe the one who has experienced torture isn’t the best one to be fighting against it. Why should he keep reliving the nightmare? Let others who haven’t been tortured do that. Romanticizing torture, making it a badge of honor, is not unlike the suicide bombers who become martyrs.

If three hundred million Americans are ready to sacrifice their lives for the tenuous state of Israel that was formed out of a holocaust against the Palestinian people, a holocaust that continues every day with no end in sight, a tenuous state that imprisons millions of people in Camp Gaza and Camp West Bank, then I say Israel already has a state and everybody living in it calls themselves Americans.

  • The American Jews need to stop acting oppressed when they’re not. The American Africans need to stop calling themselves slaves, when they’re not. Both groups dim the cries of other oppressed groups, and enslave a nation and a world by screaming about their own past that is over. Neither the NAACP nor the Anti-Defamation League engage in any meaningful long term efforts to facilitate the freedom of other groups or individuals. There’s no time like now to start.

There’s a reason why one person doesn’t have all the answers. It’s to prevent dictatorships by forcing us all to work together. 

  • Why can’t we make paper bags out of dried weeds, stalks, hay, palms, grains? Come on, think with me. No one brain is enough to solve the challenges of the world.

If people ask me if I’m color blind, I say no. I embrace color. I’m an artist, for God’s sake. Why should anybody blind themselves to color? It seems unnatural not to notice. The key is to not discriminate based on color, not to act as if the color doesn’t exist

  • The next time you feel hatred toward a person whom you think isn’t your color, nationality or ethnicity, consider that parents often reject their children in whom they see themselves.

With all the bad happening in the world, and given that the God in you has given you the free will to change bad to good, yet you don’t, then expect more of the same. Yes. Blame God. Blame the God that you refuse to tame in yourself. Until you start taming the God in yourself, the world, your world, will remain more bad than good. It’s all in your hands.

  • My mother showed me by example, many beautiful ways of appreciating all that is life–the good, the bad and all that lies between and beyond.

Neurotoxins in vaccines injected into the bodies of children can and will cause in those children, susceptible to neurological disorders, what is commonly called autism. In other children, these neurotoxins will cause asthma, perpetual ear infections, chronic bladder infections, defects in heart valves, rapid or slow growth, vision problems and defects of the pancreas, which leads to diabetes. When injected into adults, to prevent influenza, these neurotoxins can cause Alzheimer’s and dementia. Find a non-toxic preservative or don’t store the injectables beyond the time which they need a preservative. If that’s too inconvenient or if the process will generate fewer profits, then settle on the inconvenience and lower profits, instead of killing off vital nerve cells in otherwise healthy individuals. I haven’t had a flu shot in years, because in Cleveland, clinics don’t provide the option of a neurotoxin-free flu shot. The pharmaceuticals will say they do, but they don’t. Even at University Hospitals asthma unit, they make you take the toxins or go without. I go without.

  • What goes around comes around isn’t about getting even; it’s about the example you set.

Children are never too old to learn from elders, and elders are never too old to learn from children.

  • The Constitution of the USA doesn’t require capital punishment. In fact, the Declaration of Independence  describes unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness–for all.
  • Prejudice is a two way street. It takes two. No matter how much one group works to eliminate their own prejudice, the group prejudiced against bears responsibility in changing their own behavior.
  • You can talk to God because God is in you. God talks back because that’s the purpose of your God–to communicate, guide and respect that which is you: God.
  • Don’t apologize for your thoughts. That’s how you learn which paths in life to take. Our thoughts, all of them, help us to understand the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. But be reasonable. If you have more bad thoughts than good thoughts, then you need an attitude adjustment. You’re not working at making your life easier. Stop attacking people in your mind and strategize ways to make yourself happier.
  • If two or more countries reach the point of war, then representatives of those countries did not do their best to avert war. When somebody says, diplomacy failed, they didn’t use diplomacy. Threatening somebody with annihilation, isn’t diplomacy. Using carrots and sticks is not diplomacy. If countries can’t get along, how can the leaders of those countries expect the people who live within their borders to get along with each other?
  • We’re all animals. Any scientist who thinks that only humans evolved, and not every other animal on the planet, is living in a delusion of their own prejudicial making.
  • Our thoughts are the only real privacy we have; to force someone to reveal their thoughts is torture.
  • You don’t torture someone because they scare you. Get a grip on your own fear. If you don’t, you might be the next one tortured.
  • Preachers preaching prejudice. Instead of the congregation leaving the church with a ‘no one can beat us down’ uplift, they leave with a ‘let’s beat them all up’ attitude that rolls the congregation into a week of day to day challenges, that they’re less able to meet with positive  solution solving ways. Oppressed people need to vent in the privacy of their living places and sometimes in their churches, otherwise they’ll slaughter their oppressors and become like them. That being said, churches need to include everyone. Social justice amounts to nothing more than collective prejudice through vicarious vengeance.
  • You demand perfection from everyone but yourself. 
  • People mimic both good and bad behavior.
  • Blacks in America have a lot more ground to cover as a result of decades of ground lost due to the prejudice preached in their churches. It won’t take you as long as it did white people, because you saw them falter through the process of sensitivity and learned from their mistakes. If you’re living in three different cultures within your own race, one at home, one at work, and one at church, then you need to bring those three cultures together in the absence of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, so that you don’t have to be continually switching on and off your prejudices. You know what I’m talking about. Same goes for everyone white and all other individuals, groups and nations.
  • This hair issue with blacks is getting out of control. Why is it necessary for others to covet your hair? Look, blacks have an advantage over whites. You don’t have to keep poofing up your hair, because it’s already up there. And, it stays where you put it. Why do you think so many white women get perms? So they can get that poof and make their hair stay where they put it. White women without perms, obsessively running their fingers through the hair on top of their heads, lifting it up, as if it’s really going to stay up. Looks ridiculous. Come on. You’re both right; we all have bad hair.
  • Soldiers returning from war: I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. They get basic training before they go to war, that teaches them how to kill. They need basic training when they get out, to retrain them not to kill. Give them the same benefits given to hostages to integrate them back into society. Waiting for someone to ask is the wrong approach. It needs to be mandatory for everyone. Medical and psychological services need to be given to everyone, again, mandatory. Re-integration.
  • People talk about torture as if those tortured are passive individuals. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are physically, psychologically and spiritually fully engaged. Those who have tortured know that.
  • If people claiming to be God shouldn’t get paid, or profit from their works, and given that God exists in all of us, making contributions to all life and non-life through our personal and work lives, then that means that none of you should be getting paid for the lives you save, and make better, as a part of or as the focus of, the job description of your career.
  • Chef Ramsey will not change the world for the better with cruelty. The world already abounds with that which he tempts the palate: dead flesh. In the end, it all tastes quite bland. How about opening a world class animal-free restaurant?
  • With new information, an idea, concept or fact can evolve into something else. There is no face losing in this process, so don’t pretend that there is. 
  • I hope all countries are rotating their oil reserves. Oil stored in storage tanks doesn’t have the same shelf life as oil stored in the ground, where it is exposed to natural elements which preserve the oil as oil.
  • Sleepy government workers? All public buildings need carbon monoxide detectors placed near ventilation systems. All homes too. Apartment buildings are public.
  • No to drilling for oil along the California coast in the USA, unless you all want to provoke the next big earthquake.
  • To Russ Feingold: If you’re going to be the only voice in Washington fighting for privacy rights and the theft of  intellectual property by government agencies, then you need to speak louder. Where was the oversight? Where was Diane Feinstein?
  • I’m reading from a piece of stationery from AT&T. At the bottom reads: copyright symbol followed by: 2007-2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All Rights Reserved. The print is as large as the print on the remainder of the page, making someone not miss it. So, their intellectual property is protected by copyright, but the intellectual property of those they monitor isn’t?
  • Banks reward wealth and punish poverty.
  • Depression is contagious.
  • When the government starts taking over the banks, it is no longer a free economy. 
  • If the devil is in the details, best you focus on keeping the devil out of the details.
  • God’s will is your will. Be careful what you do with that will of yours.
  • Children know all that’s supposed to be right with the world. Listen to the child in you.
  • Integrate for the sake of the God in you. God loves diversity. God loves to mingle. Starve God from the things God likes to do, and your God may begin to resent you. You can’t give yourself everything and to God nothing. That makes for a one sided relationship.
  • It’s not that I can’t remember what I just thought; it’s that I can’t remember what I just thought before I was distracted by another thought, even if that thought was to remember what I just thought.
  • Men are afraid that if women are paid equally by law, that their pay will decrease as the pay of women increases. That’s the rub that needs a solution. So, how about splitting the difference? Take away the amount of men’s pay that is above that of women. Then take that amount and split it into two, one portion for the men and one portion for the women. That’s fair.
  • For all these years, the men have been paid more, so they shouldn’t balk at the equalizing of wages. The employer won’t be paying any more, so they shouldn’t complain either. Right is right. Put the shoe on the other foot, pay men less than women for a few years, and maybe they’ll see the injustice. That few men complained on the behalf of women for all these decades is disturbing, especially since men depend on the support of women in all areas of their lives. Be a man. Step up to the equalizing plate; maybe women will like you more if you do something on their behalf for a change.
  • How do I think before I think? Use your non-verbal thought process, just like you did before you learned to talk.
  • Abortion is a mercy killing.  Other mothers in the animal kingdom, as we humans call it, suffocate the runt of the litter, when the mother sees that one of her young has an impaired survival advantage. When a young mother-to-be doesn’t want her baby, that baby if born has a distinct survival disadvantage. Stigmatizing unwanted pregnancies is counterproductive no matter which way you look at it. The people who have abortions would never kill a child. They would never kill a baby. The instincts of the mother-to-be, makes the decision, based on the survival advantage of both of them. In the present state of the societies of the world, when a young person has a child out of wedlock, that condition reduces any advantage in society that that mother-to-be would have had. That must change.
  • Euthanasia is a mercy killing.
  • Walk in your own shoes; you’ll know what to do. 
  • I’ll own the part of the problem that’s mine, and work on that part, in order to change both our views.
  • To the chefs of the world: If you want to consider yourselves real chefs, then you need to master the art of animal-free cuisine. To Rachael Ray, TV Chef: The reason why you don’t know what “bad” is, is because you base your life and career on the slaughter industries. Give up your show and do a new one on strictly animal-free cooking. You can do it; I know you can.
  • Politicians often differentiate between real people and everybody else. What kind of people are everybody else? 
  • To give you a survival advantage, when things go wrong on the home front, make sure you’re doing everything you know you should be doing right now.
  • Maybe Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton should step aside as black leaders and let others lead, until such time they recognize the Five Principles to a Better Life. Black leaders have been in charge of the ghettos for decades. They failed. Time for new leadership.
  • If there’s an addiction gene, then we all have it, because we all have addictions, good and bad.
  • We all have terrorist qualities, just as we all have prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter qualities. The key is not allowing those qualities to become tendencies.
  • Take another cold, hard look with serious eyes.
  • Meat eaters, eager to make vegetarians or vegans eat what they eat, should show the same courtesy and eat the food of the vegetarian or vegan. That’s fair, but it isn’t the end.
  • The smaller the thread, the stronger, more powerful the thread. The smaller it gets, the more powerful it gets, that is, smaller than an atom, and then smaller than that, and smaller than that. There is a point, whereby the size is so small and so powerful that it creates a big bang. You can saw a table in half, a big table, with little consequence. Split the atom that makes up the table in half and you have a major powerful event. Splitting atoms and smashing protons is not good for the universe. By splitting them, you’re attempting to destroy the power that holds the universe together. You’re attempting to alter the universe in a fundamental way. Don’t create a monster that you know nothing about, just because you can. Where is your sense of responsibility?
  • Human life didn’t originate in only one place. It popped up like blades of grass, simultaneously, in all areas of the planet that could sustain life.
  • Put Kathy Lee Gifford in a sweat shop for one year, then maybe she’ll change her tune about journalists who report abuses.
  • Rich people always say that poor people can’t handle money, that’s why they’re poor. I’d like to see rich people live on $1,500.00 a month for six months. Then we’ll see how well rich people can handle money. It’s easy to handle large sums; not so easy to handle meager amounts.
  • Criticism is not prejudice.
  • O-o-oh-h-h. Don’t stay happy too long; you know something bad will happen if you do. No it won’t. Something bad does not happen as a consequence of being happy. Does that also mean that if you stay gloomy for too long, that something good will happen? Something good does not happen as a consequence of being gloomy.
  • Television is a conversation facilitator. Turn the TV off and nobody talks. Why can’t news reporters and commentators speak softer and slower? Hearing someone scream at you through the TV is no fun and it elevates aggression levels in viewers.
  • Keep your distinguishing features. Someday, you might want to be identified with the good feeling people get when they see your distinguishing features, because they associate good things with those features.
  • The only new thing I learned from the bible, except for names, dates and regions of people I’ve never met is that salt loses its flavor. You could have knocked me over with a feather. How could salt be salt without tasting like salt? Isn’t that the nature of salt? Well, years later when I bought a box of kosher, coarse salt because all the cooking shows on TV were using it and bragging about how great it was, I brought it home, tasted it and bingo–no flavor! What an eye opener. Examining the box more thoroughly I saw that it was old. It must have been really, really old to have lost all of its flavor. Then I realized that back in the day people must have hoarded salt, so much so that when they finally got around to using it, it was no good. There’s a moral here somewhere. 
  • When somebody counts the number of words, letters, particular letters, numbers, commas, question marks, the number of times a particular name is mentioned in a written work, it’s a symptom of a much wider problem.
  • How can I feel pained, perplexed and outraged about the holocaust against the Jews, and not feel the same about the holocaust against the Palestinians, homosexuals, gypsies, Africans, Iraqis, Russians, Indians, and on and on, as well as the worldwide holocaust against all the slaughtered animals used to pump up world economies? I can’t.
  • Taming your own God doesn’t mean that you tame your God into submission. It means that when you and your God are on the same page, then the two of you working together create a powerhouse, giving you more control over your actions, thus success at that which you endeavor to do. 
  • Palestinians don’t want to kill Jews because they’re Jews; they want the Jews to stop running them off their land into concentration camps. Concentration camps concentrate people into a designated area where their every move can be controlled by the dictator. They’re used as a means to extract people from society based on the superiority of one group over the other and store them in a location where they can be monitored and controlled. It’s about creating a pure race. America is on the wrong side of this ongoing holocaust against the Palestinian people. 
  • TV Commercials never say, ‘some people don’t always like their meats’; it’s always, ‘some people don’t always like their vegetables’. The slaughter industries influence you not to like your vegetables.
  • There’s only one thing I learned while being monitored by various agencies within and outside the government. They don’t know how to process information, even when the answer looks them straight in the face. They see negative, ulterior motives in everything they process. They go in on a false premise and they end with a false conclusion.
  • There’s no law that prohibits being or acting happy. Happy can be achieved instantaneously wherever you are in life. Smile.
  • It’s nobody’s business what you do with your mind, in the privacy of your own thoughts.
  • Everything needs to be questioned. Otherwise we become enslaved.
  • There are no dead ends in the universe, only junctures. Just as humans like to think they have free will, so does everything else in the universe have the same free will.
  • Just because you have a bad thought, doesn’t mean you have to share it.
  • It’s crucial that everyone begin a conversation with themselves in their minds, and be fearless when bringing others into the conversation, so that you can hear in your mind’s ear all perspectives, before forming an opinion on anything or everything.
  • When someone batters you, they perceive you as weak and are acting weak in return. When someone batters you, they see themselves as weak. As one becomes stronger, the other will too.
  • Either there’s no such thing as perfection, or it exists.
  • If God is so against torture, then wouldn’t you think that the God in the person you’re torturing would give you anything you wanted to stop the torture? Don’t they? When you torture, you torture God.
  • The atom is what makes us all the same.
  • Discipline is a process, not an end.
  • So, is there a devil? What people call the devil is temptation to do what is wrong. Temptation when fulfilled takes on a life of it’s own.
  • Mold, all mold, is the culprit in poor neighborhoods, where there’s an epidemic of impaired learning and cognitive skills caused by impaired memory. Weight gain, allergies, aggressive behavior, hysteria and fatigue are only a few of the symptoms of mold exposure. Clean up the mold. Even the bible refers to mold, and instructs those who have it to burn it. 
  • At some point everybody has to agree on what something means. When that happens, you’ll all know that you all stand corrected.
  • When you stop analyzing the past, and analyze the present, you’ll be in the process of progress. The whole human race is basically and fundamentally, physically and mentally sick. We are dying as a species.
  • Where people deviate from their own ideals is where they need the most work. Those junctures are easily defined. Trust yourself. My beliefs are consistent, my actions are not. The gap in-between is where I know I must improve.
  • Everything needs a seed to grow and every seed needs a host from which to grow. It doesn’t matter which came first. Just as some animals can’t understand some things, neither can we. At some point time melds. We come from a place where and when time melded.
  • There are toxins that counteract other toxins, and there are toxins that facilitate other toxins.
  • You can subdivide your God. Make one in charge of one thing and then assign another to handle something else, and on and on. As long as you instruct by the Five Principles, you don’t have to recall who’s in charge of what. They’ll know the instruction and behave accordingly.
  • Darwin generalized to all behavior, that only the strong survive. Sometimes the weakest are the strongest.
  • There’s no such thing as a God club.
  • Every nation with nuclear weapons holds over the heads of the world, their ability to wipe them off the earth, if things aren’t done their way. I wouldn’t want to become one of those nations. Instead, I would set the example for the rest of the world, by peaceful coexistence, while lobbying the world to dismantle and destroy their nuclear  arsenals, while simultaneously turning sea water into drinking water, and implementing alternative, environmentally safe power sources. Nuclear power is not environmentally safe. 
  • Reverse discrimination would be no discrimination. So reverse it.
  • The God in you is the four leaf clover you overlooked.
  • Just as prejudice leads to discrimination, leads to enslavement, leads to torture, leads to slaughter; so can slaughter lead to torture, lead to enslavement, lead to discrimination, lead to prejudice.
  • Don’t forget to thank your God for a job well done. God is vain, and likes the compliments. So, compliment away!
  • If any individual can change the world, then the world can change the individual.
  • If all the nuns of the world are married to the same dead man, that’s necro-polygamy of the mind.
  • We need to thank those who do for us. It’s not the thank you that matters. After all, what are two words in comparison to the effort one took to do you a good deed? It’s the absence of recognition of a kind act that offends the most.  It’s sadistic not to thank someone, because you think they shouldn’t do something with the purpose of  receiving a thank you. Nobody does that. No one would go to so much effort for two little words. So stop being a dictator and give credit where due. Why give grades all throughout school, if our work is not to be recognized, or maybe the grades are all about recognizing who isn’t contributing. So, if you acknowledge bad behavior then good behavior needs also to be recognized. Not to do it is just plain rude with a superior attitude, which is prejudice.
  • There are times that we hitchhike through life and times we drive through life in luxury. Each makes us appreciate and yearn for the other.
  • The only thing that blocks the truth is prejudice. 
  • Churches are a means of disseminating the wishes of government to the masses, in the name of God.
  • A group of rebels who refuse to define their borders, yet want to be called a nation, shouldn’t be deciding foreign nuclear policy–anywhere. A group of rebels who refuse to tell the world if they do or don’t possess nuclear weapons is a danger to the existence of the world. ALERT, ALERT, ALERT.
  • People are never not learning. If you’re alive, then you’re in the state of perpetual process.
  • Global warming causes genetic confusion of the entire planet.
  • You don’t know how bad you have it till things start picking up.
  • Everybody innately thinks in a universal code system common to all and a mystery to most. It’s time we all recognized this common and universal system.
  • Give me your tired and poor. No. I don’t want you tired and poor. Instead, give to yourself your best effort, despite your fatigue, your despair. 
  • Just because you see the light of the right way, doesn’t mean you’ll follow that enlightened way if it’s a path not familiar to you, or if it’s a path the majority doesn’t also seek. It takes discipline. It takes commitment. But, once you decide to do it, it’s easy.
  • If humans evolved from the ape, then what did the giraffes evolve from? What did elephants evolve from, and squirrels and dogs and on and on? Evolution doesn’t select only one life form from which to evolve. Evolution is an on-going process of all that exists. Consequently, God also evolves.
  • Lamb of God take away the sins of the world, is a prayer to children by adults who don’t know how to do it. Don’t ask your children to do something you lack the courage and will to do yourself.
  • You’ve been touched by the power of life and the confidence of infinity.
  • Fear is a necessary part of survival. Without it your survival advantage diminishes.
  • Knowing the history of the person who hits you over the head with a hammer, doesn’t make the assault any less painful.
  • To be arrogant on somebody else’s behalf is the height of arrogance.
  • White supremacy is an outgrowth of Jewish claimed superiority. They’re all Maccabees. How do we save the planet? In the absence of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. Do you want to save the planet, or are you only concerned with your own present day needs? Are you hell bent on destroying the planet if you can’t have your way? It sounds like Israel is alone in that category.
  • Slaughtering animals for food is extreme. Picking fruits and vegetables is not. Notice how the slaughter industries refer to slaughtering animals as harvesting them. It’s a trick.
  • It must be strange for a woman, or man, to have a lot of plastic surgery to make themselves look like somebody else, and then to get married and have kids that don’t look anything like them.
  • The reason so many soldiers are returning to the USA with mental disorders is because they’re not fighting soldiers on a battle field, which is bad enough; they’re massacring men, women, children, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas in their homes. It’s all wrong.
  • Doing the opposite of what you think your enemy wants you do to is a faulty strategy. If you do the opposite of a perceived lie, it doesn’t make a truth or accurate course of thought or action out of it.
  • It’s not so much that people are anit-Jew; it’s that they’re anti-what Jews do. But, then they can always look themselves in the mirror and see if they’re not doing the same thing.
  • Wheat allergies are really adverse affects from mold toxins in the wheat product caused by storage of wheat under moist conditions. Processing the wheat doesn’t destroy the toxins.
  • When somebody tells you the world doesn’t revolve around you, they’re really saying they want you to revolve around them. Everybody is the center of their own universe.
  • Criticizing a group’s behavior or the behavior of the group’s representatives does not lead to a holocaust; it prevents one.
  • All animals have morals and values. If they don’t match the convoluted morals of humans, then humans should look at their own behavior and wonder why they keep slaughtering those who they claim to have no morals and values. Do you mean that if animals did have morals and values, you wouldn’t slaughter them? Are they slaughtering you? Guess they’ve just one upped you in the morals and values department. Sounds like the slaughter industry’s brain washing us again.
  • If you’re spending more time organizing than producing, then probably what you’re producing is worth all that preparation.
  • The more fervently you hold onto beliefs that engage you in prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, the more quickly they can be neutralized. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, prejudice is not deep seeded, therefore not a seed.
  • People think that elitists don’t exist in rural communities. Wrong. Elitists are everywhere, even in prison.
  • No prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, in all ways, in all governments, in all religions, in all philosophies is pure, raw, tamed power. Use it. 
  • For years I’ve lived my life as if each day was the last day of my life. After dying every day for the last fifty something years, I’ve decided to live my life as if I’m going to live forever. The first day of the rest of my life worked for a while too, but quickly got stale as I realized that by doing so, I was throwing away my past. So, if I think I’m going to live forever, which I am, I live my life–in total–as an evolutionary.
  • The future is in an ever changing process to reach a vision, which excludes prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, and which includes everything that promotes and sustains life and non-life.
  • Throughout my life, what was most important to me was my family, not because I’m a woman, and women are expected to do that, but because I’m a member of that family. What I’ve come to learn through this love of family is that we all are members of many families.
  • When somebody calls me a nut; I beg to disagree. I’m an animal, not a nut, and if you can’t tell the difference, both of us are in trouble.
  • Animals are not food, contrary to what the cannibals of the world tell you. Yes, you are a cannibal if you eat animals. Disguising yourself by shaving the fur, doesn’t make you any less an animal. You are a human animal with cannibalistic qualities that turn to cannibalistic tendencies when you kill and eat the blood.
  • Genetically engineered bald chickens: The act of changing nature for our convenience in destroying it, is the ultimate perversity. The evil is in the act. Tame your God.
  • We need to seek ‘equal’ in terms of worthiness, not ability. We are all equally worthy: all animals. We are not, however, equal in terms of temperament or talents. Contribution cannot be measured, so stop knocking everybody off their pedestals to make yourself more important. In my world everyone has a pedestal.
  • If you’re looking for fifty different interpretations of one phrase, looking for a hundred different meanings of a punctuation mark, then you don’t accept the message. Stop trying to make everything fit into your philosophy. Try changing yourself and see if that fits better.
  • How one asks a question defines, at least partly, and sometimes totally, the answer. If you’re searching for truth, and not simply a validation of what you want to be true, you won’t ask any questions that predetermine the answer. Children have it right when early on they start with ‘how come?’ in response to all they see and experience in their world. Quick answers are not the most accurate. Thoughtful answers are that. ‘The first answer that comes to your mind is true’. Who made that up and passed it into law?
  • God will not ever hurt you, so why does God let others hurt you?  Because if God did not permit anybody to hurt anybody else, God would be controlling all behavior, thus making all of you It’s slaves, not unlike robots. You’re already preprogrammed with the Five Principles. It’s your job to use them. Bad behavior needs to be instigated, good behavior doesn’t, which means it’s easier to be good than bad–unless everyone is doing bad and then it’s easier to do what the group is doing. God does not want submissive subjects who tell God to do anything It wants with them. God likes spunk, somebody who will question and make what’s wrong right. God wants to work through all of us, so that we make the decisions based on good not bad. Don’t block your God.
  • Who made up and passed into law that no one can question authority? That’s dictatorial. It’s prejudice.
  • Strip all people of titles that denote superiority and inferiority and replace with titles that denote respect.
  • No one can be strong all the time; our bodies and minds need time out to be weak in order to grow in strength.
  • So you’re the chef who is going to change the world? A chef will bring the world out of darkness. And you’re that chef?
  • If not me, then another.
  • When you knock yourself down in your thoughts, through your own sense of humility, be sure to build yourself up again, in the same short time.
  • If you teach your children to hate, they just might do that, and it just might turn around on the teacher, who is you.
  • People with courage hold the earth in the palm of their hand, and treat gently all that moves. People with cowardice hold the earth under their thumb, and treat all that moves with rough justice. Be careful that the courage you use with one hand, doesn’t turn to cowardice with the second hand.
  • The Christians don’t believe in reincarnation, but claim Jesus to be coming back. The Jews don’t believe in reincarnation, but promise the Christians that they can and will produce Jesus when they acquire the land they want in Palestine.
  • A certain amount of delusion is necessary for anyone to move forward. If you acknowledged the truth: that no one really cares about you, that you consider your talents worthless, because others don’t acknowledge them, you’d never do the work needed to excel. In the end, all people really do care foremost about themselves. The rare exception is one to be treasured, but can only be recognized by another rare exception, which means that the truly altruistic person must work harder to circumvent everybody else’s self-absorption.
  • Whenever I start feeling angry or resentful toward someone who has offended me in some way, or who has an opinion I abhor, I make that person myself in my mind, then as a result I go easier on them. I don’t always do it.
  • Blacks don’t progress in the areas of health, because they feel an aversion to anything associated with whites. Thus, when whites got into taking better care of their health by eating a better diet, exercising, meditating, doing yoga, etc., blacks did nothing. There aren’t many black vegetarians or black exercise and health enthusiasts. Good health, produced by good diet, exercise and stress relieving activities are not the domain of any race. It’s a right and necessity of all peoples. Stop eating so much. You’re signaling to the planet impending famine.
  • Black leaders do their constituency a disfavor by focusing on reparations and benefits, while keeping resentment and hatred alive, until they get what they want. This social justice method did not work. Blacks in America have fallen behind every other group, precisely because their black leaders keep them oppressed. Go ahead spit on the street. Don’t clean up any property that you don’t own. The world is your dumpster; use it as one. Resist, resist, resist the white man, is the underlying tone of the sermons in every black church in America. Sure people like to hear that, but it’s preaching prejudice; it’s preaching oppression of the self; it’s teaching the brethren to disrespect anything connected to white. Focus on how to be self    reliant within a greater community, not separate. Work in a cooperative way to achieve your goals. I didn’t ask to be born in Springfield, Massachusetts, any more than you were asked to be born wherever you were born. Live with it. What difference does it make where you were born or where anybody else was born, or where your ancestors came from? The days of the so-called thoroughbred are over. Adjust. There’s no such thing as purebred. It’s all a figment of your prejudices.
  • Where you’re born matters in the building of nations.    Israel does so much nation building that they need to pay people from all over the world to come to Israel to live and have babies, to increase the minority status of Jews in Palestine. How controlling is that? They prey on people who need the money to come live in a war zone, with the promise of free land that they steal through terror and slaughter, to back up their claim of a nation, Just like Hitler did. Hitler was a Jew and every Jew knows it. Nobody needs proof. The proof is that no Jew would follow a non-Jew into the gates of hell. No Jew would trust a non-Jew with matters of life and property.
  • Fences don’t make borders; agreements do that. A border is only a border and will only be respected as a border if the peoples on either side of the border agree. The time to move borders through military force, death, destruction and terror is over. Israel failed–miserably. Destroy that massive concentration camp after every last person has been freed in Palestine. Do it now and do it according to the Five Principles.
  • Black leaders need to preach and practice the same sensitivity toward whites that they demanded whites practice toward them, that is, if they want true equality. To stick to a culture that no longer works, merely because it makes one different is self-destructive–to the individual and the group. When my grandmother and her family came to the United States from Lithuanian, they didn’t bring Lithuania with them. And, they certainly didn’t force the Americans to know their culture and be sensitive to their music, dress, dance and way of talking and acting. They became Americans. I’m tired of hearing, yeah, but they didn’t come against their will. Neither did you. You were born here. Do you think the families of all those poor and persecuted wanted to come to America? The elders made the decision, everybody else was forced to follow. How would they know that conditions here were worse than from where they left?
  • Stop finding excuses for your own bad behavior. If you’re so hot on your ‘mother land’, you’re free to return. If you’re not free to return, make a new motherland where you are. Maybe staying in your birth country and working to make changes there, is easier than immigrating to another country to make that country change to suit your needs. It’s time for the black and brown communities in America to become Americans. The key is to evolve. I keep Lithuania in my heart; I don’t wear it on my sleeve. Nor do I dress up like a Lithuanian in the privacy of my home, put on Lithuanian music and cook Lithuania foods (not unless I like them and they’re good for me). Even Lithuanians in Lithuania don’t do that. Blacks keep eating the same foods that the slaves ate. Why do that? You do a disservice to the slaves to continue in that heritage. They don’t want that for you. They want for you what they didn’t have. But they also want for you, what they did have that you lack. I don’t have to tell you what that is.
  • Most people will tell you in one form or another not to think in ‘what if’ patterns, since you waste a lot of time ‘what iffing’ about things that will never happen. I disagree. Thinking in ‘what if’ patterns prepares you for many of life’s inevitabilities and surprises. It doesn’t matter if ‘what if’ didn’t happen. What matters is that you   developed a plan to deal with it just in case. Repeating this process better prepares you to handle anything, since the process is transferrable to any situation. It teaches you to think on your feet, so that when you have to you can, and will. Regard it as training for dealing and coping with future obstacles, which by nature will occur. So, ‘what if’ away!
  • Are your addictions the glue that keep you together? If so, then there’s a part of your brain that you’re not using, that’s begging to be set free. Let the glue flow away from your gray matter, instead of ingesting stuff that’s clogging up the works. That goes for ideas too. At any moment in your life you can be the person you want to be. I’m not saying that you’ll get the particular job or the recognition that you want, but you’ll have all the confidence you’ll ever need to feel good about yourself. That’s something that no amount of money can buy. Don’t let somebody else’s definition of confidence bog you into thinking you have none.
  • If you’re one person on the inside and another person on the outside, then you’re not being true to yourself, and you lack confidence in that person you really are. When the person on the inside matches the person on the outside, it doesn’t matter if others don’t accept you. Adhere to the Five Principles of no prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter and one person will be the majority in your God’s eyes. The good news is that it only takes the equivalent of turning on a light switch to adjust your views to conform to those principles. Turning on a light switch is not work.
  • Tired. People tend to develop ways of interpreting their ‘tired level’ by saying repeatedly throughout the day how tired this or that work is making them, making it more and more difficult to stay focused on the task at hand. Rarely does work make anybody tired. What you’re feeling is your body telling you, even while you’re working and pushing it aside, that you need to take better care of that body. If you’re tired while working, then you’re doing something wrong in the other areas of your life. People love to work; it’s in their nature. Don’t jeopardize work, by not taking care of your health. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of enjoying work and don’t deny yourself the pleasure of good health. Neither should you stop working at a task because you think that a certain amount of work should have made you tired. If you focus on that long enough you will be tired.
  • Being loved unconditionally doesn’t give you the license to do wrong. Responsibility comes with that unconditional love.
  • Whenever anybody called me stupid, I always knew I was smart even if others couldn’t see it. Maybe I wasn’t smart in the same ways others were, but I was smart in other ways that maybe they weren’t. Feeling stupid isn’t fun   especially if you agree with the one saying it. Each of us needs to define our own intellectual world and decide what we’re smart at, then focus our attention on developing those talents. If you don’t know, then you’re looking at yourself through everybody else’s eyes instead of your own.
  • Never think that because you have yet to reach your desired goal or performance, that you can’t help someone else along the way, while you go through the process of self-discovery, self-healing, self-motivation, self-accomplishment.
  • I’ve heard people discredit the alcohol addicted, nicotine addicted, etc. individual who still drinks or smokes when they recommend that others not engage in those addictive behaviors. If you’re fat you can’t preach on the benefits of being trim; it you’re a vegetarian and eat meat from time to time, then you can’t preach on the benefits of eating more healthy. To the contrary, these are the very people who know best what to avoid, even if they’ve yet to fully achieve their goals. Listen to them, with both ears open. Respect their views and encourage them to continue. They are the role models we all need to emulate. Then maybe you can put yourself on the same road, and spread to others, while you’re not quite there, the benefits of living an alcohol-free, tobacco-free and animal-free lifestyle.
  • Everybody makes lists of things to do, things to accomplish, goals to achieve within a certain time frame, and as we all find out, it’s easier to accomplish a task in our minds than in reality. Making lists is something we all love to do when we lack the motivation to do anything else, and somehow making a list makes us feel better about it all. It puts everything in perspective and at least if you didn’t get any work done, now you have a plan, and that’s worth something. Not completing or achieving the items on the list doesn’t spell failure. If you accomplished only one item, then the list functioned as a positive motivating tool. Lists are made to be revised, since the accomplishment of any one task changes the priority of all the others. So revise away!
  • Any animal, including the human animal, has a point at which they can be provoked to violence, either toward someone else or against themselves. We need to treat all beings with dignity to keep that threshold between violence and nonviolence from being crossed.
  • How we treat those whom we have control over tells us about our values.  How we treat animals, or people who are physically and/or brain challenged, the children, the elderly, the imprisoned tells us about our values. It’s easy to treat those we deem our equals in an equally worthy manner and then tell the world that we all have family values. What are family values anyway, if they don’t extend to those outside our family circle to other families?
  • I heard someone say the other day that we all have families; we don’t need the government to be our family. You know what? Yes we do. If our elected officials don’t treat us like family, what will they treat us as, subjects, slaves, objects? No thank you. I’m your family, like it or not, and you’re mine, like it or not.
  • Don’t falsely accuse anybody of anything. Once you do, the harm can never be undone. When it’s done to you, you don’t like it.
  • When you believe in a God outside of yourself and not one inside of you, then of course, sometimes when you call on that God, it appears not to answer. You blocked the closest part of God, who lives inside of you, out of your belief structure. Whose grand scam was that?
  • Old war veterans still cry from the pains of war. Many are still in veteran hospitals after all these years. The psychological and physical scars left by war are not worth the powder to fill the shells. War must stop being an option to settle disputes.
  • Stop raising animals for slaughter. Stop raising young boys and girls for slaughter. What will happen to all the animals if we don’t use them to eat? When we stop raising them, they’ll go the way of the wild rabbits, wild squirrels, the birds, the deer, the wild horses the wild turkeys, and the wild humans. Stop raising children for your armies, to be slaughtered for your safety. Learn to talk to your neighbor, so you won’t feel the need to raise anybody for slaughter.
  • Defense Mechanisms: Psychological terminology fads emerge over the years. Years ago people were accused of rationalizing everything (finding excuses for their behavior). Then it turned to intellectualizing everything (taking the emotional factor out of discussions). Years later, denial came into vogue (not owning up to one’s contribution to an incident). Then, projection took center stage. Nobody can say anything about anyone else, without being accused of really talking about themselves. Now everybody is acting in a passive-aggressive way (get them without them knowing it). In other words, everybody is rationalizing through intellectualization a flat out denial that they now project onto somebody else in a passive-aggressive manner. What next? Repression? Better to forget it all.
  • Long ago while driving late at night on a country road we hit a deer. It came out of nowhere, at least nowhere that we could see in time to avert the accident. That experience did not impress me as a good reason why communities should cull herds, that promoters of the practice claim as a good reason to decrease the accidental deaths on the roads. We don’t kill the family of a person who gets hit by a car. Why should we then kill the family of the dead deer in order to prevent further accidents? Can you believe that somebody really did come up with that reason for slaughter and a whole bunch of you jumped on that band wagon?
  • Being in a rut is like being in a jail of your own making. You have the key to set yourself free. Use it.
  • You’ve been given the most important tool to succeed: you.
  • A juncture: You ate hardly anything yesterday. You got on the scale today and gained a pound. You throw your hands up in the air. What’s the use. I gain weight no matter what I eat. This is a juncture. Go with that flawed logic and you’ll find yourself at a restaurant eating whatever you want, even more than you wanted. The next day you don’t even weigh yourself. You found an excuse to fail, and you used the scale as proof that you can’t lose weight. Back track to the juncture.
  • You send a check in the mail to pay a credit card bill. In a couple days you call to see if it has been credited to your account, because you’re worried it might be late and you don’t want a late fee. It hasn’t arrived, yet. Does that mean that you didn’t send the check? No. It’s on the way. It will be credited to your account–unless of course, you stop payment on the check before it gets there. But why do that? That would for sure make you late. The same is so with your weight. When you weigh yourself after a successful day of dieting, don’t negate the progress by going out and stuffing yourself, because the scale didn’t yet register the weight loss. This is where the decision is made, at that juncture, and this is where the discipline is needed to either stay on the diet another day, or to go off the diet. In a few days, the first day and the second will show up on the scale if you stick with it. If not, don’t blame the scale, because you expected it to register the loss before your body was ready to register it.
  • A flawed premise leads to a flawed solution, which leads to a flawed result.
  • Roller Coasters: When you step outside your comfort zone it’s normal to feel unease, simply because it’s novel. You can turn the negative notion of unease into a positive, by regarding it as exciting instead of anxiety provoking. A feeling of anticipation instead of dread will result, eliminating the unease, because you know that others have gone before you with exactly that result. When considering going on a roller coaster ride, you see people returning, so you know that when getting on that ride you’ll also get back off of it, experiencing a thrill in the process. Of course, if the roller coaster is unsafe, or you rough house on it, you may not return safely. So, when you step outside of your comfort zone, make sure it is in the absence of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, and you’ll be assured a safe and thrilling ride.
  • There really is such a thing as feeling good from knowing you did your best or that you’re doing what’s right when everyone around you disagrees. That’s raw power. Feel the surge. Peace of mind guaranteed.
  • Productivity need not be work related. And, work need not be something that generates income.
  • Everyone understands the concept of endless. When you’re having fun you don’t want it to end. So, the concept of endless is there, already programmed into you.
  • There’s an end to all storms. What can be exhilarating is how you weather the storm, so when it’s over, you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done. If we can understand endless, then we can understand end. It’s time to end a lot of bad thoughts, bad strategies and bad behaviors.
  • Making yourself appeal to the nurturing instincts in others, resulting in them looking out for you, whereby you don’t have to contribute much, except to follow instructions, is an effective survival tool when all else fails, but use judiciously and as infrequently as necessary.
  • Terrorists aren’t born terrorists. Terrorists are made.
  • Control your day from beginning to end without telling everybody you’re doing it. Then be flexible to changes. When you’re flexible you’re still in control, because you’re the one deciding to be flexible.
  • Though the media loves to categorize all people into two groups: conservatives and liberals, most people when   interacting with each other never consider whether they’re conservative or liberal. What do those words mean anyway? I still don’t know. Probably something to confuse everybody.
  • What’s wrong with being a ‘do-gooder’? Everything is right with it. Does that make me a right winger? Or a left winger? What does right and left mean? Are left wingers do-gooders and right wingers do-wrongers?  Doing good is a survival skill we all need to develop. Being a do-wronger is not. How about being a do-better?
  • Instead of saying, ‘what’s going to happen to me next?’, say, ‘what can I do on my own to improve my chances of creating the ‘happen’ I want’.
  • Don’t feign fear. It doesn’t help you and it doesn’t help anybody else around you. If anything, feign courage. Nah, if you’re feigning courage, then you’ve got courage. Oh, but if you pretend that something takes courage when it doesn’t, then that’s not good. Don’t feign anything–unless you’re being tortured.
  • Governments that circulate misinformation may benefit in the short term by swaying public opinion regarding an    issue. But, in the long term, like any other deception, the government begins to believe its own misinformation, which can and often does lead to catastrophe.
  • Everybody can be a philanthropist. You needn’t be rich to give to those with less than you.
  • God loves your adversaries. That doesn’t mean that God approves of what your adversaries do. Refuse to be a  victim and you will neutralize your adversary. How? By making yourself as worthy, important and as powerful as they are. How? The God in you is as powerful as the God in them. If you’re right and their wrong on any particular issue, God will work through you to circumvent the obstacle they put in your path. If they’re right and you’re wrong, then God will point that out to you using the Five Principles of no prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter.
  • Seldom do people recognize their own bad behavior.  Yet, when they do, it’s usually an excuse to continue the bad behavior.
  • Loving your adversary the way God does is a good way to avoid the lesson learning, which often hurts the pride and is always inevitable. For example, if you respect someone as you would a friend, it becomes easier to come to an agreement, because you don’t want those you respect to suffer injustices through your actions. When you don’t want your adversary to suffer, you’ve fulfilled the requirements inherently set forth by the Five Principles. If you want anybody to suffer, then you are out of sync with God, no matter what your religious books or laws tell you.
  • Quick Treatment for Anxiety/Panic Attack: If anger fuels your anxiety, which if you consider it, you’ll agree that it does, then cure yourself by forgiving all that angers you. That’s right, make a mental list of every single person in your mind that has ever offended you and forgive that person. Then forgive yourself. If you have a problem forgiving, agree to do it short term, at least this once in your mind, in order to reduce the anxiety. Anxiety stems from fear of acting on your anger emotions. Anger can be addictive. Refuse to be its slave. Then ask the God in you to give you a peek of what you’ll see when you jump out of that anger filled anxiety pit.  I guarantee that your God will provide a thrilling or peaceful view, whichever you need at the moment. Maybe both. When the anxiety returns repeat the process. Deep breathe, stretch, take a hot bath to loosen your muscles. Tell your God to talk you down, then proceed to do it, or better yet, float with the moment and remain silent in your thoughts.
  • How do you get over anger? How do you let something go? Start a new activity– anything that suits you. Variety is the spice of life someone once said. Spice up your life. It seems strange to me that people will sentence those who have committed nothing approaching the severity of a crime to a lifetime of hell through rejection caused by anger.
  • If you bear a grudge, then you at least feel that you bear some responsibility for the offense. Otherwise you wouldn’t bear the grudge. Simply calling everybody crazy doesn’t help. Before you know it, everybody is in your crazy box, and you’re the only sane one standing outside of it. Jump into the box with the others and get crazy together. Then everybody comes out shaking hands and laughing at the misunderstandings.
  • Misunderstandings are as prevalent and copious as thoughts. For every thought there can be a misunderstanding of that thought. Are you hurt or are you angry? People can become just as addicted to being hurt as someone else can become to being angry. Oh, boy, I’m angry; I’m hurt; I’m both. Now what am I going to do about it? If you let something somebody said or did eat away at you, you’re now offending yourself. You’re worth more and deserve better than that. So, now that you’re feeling worthy, you don’t need to strike back. If you do, then you’re still not feeling worthy.
  • Don’t think that everybody out in the world is just waiting for you to enter their space so they can be nice to you. Don’t get angry because ‘you wouldn’t have done that’, or ‘acted that way’, or ‘said such and such’. You probably would have had you been in that person’s skin at that moment.
  • Killing somebody with kindness. Don’t ever do it. It demeans you and the person you’re feigning kindness toward. Once in the habit, no one will know when you’re being kind for real.
  • If you’re depressed, at some point you need to say to yourself that you’re feeling sorry for yourself, and feeling sorry for yourself is your right. You need nurturing. And if you’re the only one who wants to do it, then you’ve been put in charge of that. If you don’t want to do it, then you’re stuck, because most people have problems of their own. I suggest that you create the perfect mother or father in your mind who will always soothe you. Keep that thought just for you and let her or him do the soothing when you can’t.
  • At some point after consistently initiating new activity and rising above the depression by neutralizing it, when the feelings of hopelessness begin to return, you’ll know it, because you’ll feel it. Stop it immediately, sit down, analyze it, think of the thought that made you feel that way, then use every defense mechanism you have to keep it from getting to you, then go on the offensive and do something, anything that you know will get you out of that rut.  Once you’ve engaged yourself in some activity, you’ll be able to think more clearly about the issues; then you can strip away those defenses and tackle the problem head on. Clean. Cook something; get a haircut; do your nails; take a bath, walk outside; turn some ‘oldies’ on the radio.
  • Anger is the first emotion one feels when coming out of a depression, not frustration, not sadness not grief, not happiness. This should tell you something about the cause of depression. Unresolved anger. I’m going to jump back into life, right now, leaving all my woes behind. Wow, nobody even noticed I was gone.
  • You become a standard when you adopt a life free of the Five Fatal Flaws: prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, or when you actively work toward that end. Whether you want to be or not, you are. Because you’re a standard, certain responsibilities are required and expected to uphold that standard. You know what they are.
  • You’re as strong or as weak as you think you are. It has nothing to do with others’ opinions of you. Take responsibility for your own self-esteem. That’s a gift that only you can give yourself. If you watch people on television, you might think that they’re confident, courageous, calm, compassionate, well-dressed, well-liked. Those are the role models held up for us to emulate. But, all of those people have handlers: a group of people telling them every little thing to do and say. They’re puppets. There’s nothing independent about them. Without their handlers they’d crumble. Look to yourself as the role model you want to emulate, and let your own God be your handler.
  • The more organized your life, the better able you’re able to cope with all of life and not simply certain parts of it. But, nobody can, nor should they, be organized all the time. Just as you revise your list, being able to revise your life in response to new circumstances is a survival skill we all need to practice.
  • If you’re married with children, before taking a job be sure that the job takes their needs into consideration as well as your own. That goes along with the responsibilities of being a spouse and parent. If there are no jobs where you live, then maybe you should move to a place where there are jobs.
  • If you can answer yourself, then God can answer you. God can do anything you can do–better. And, God can do anything better with you as a participant, than either of you can do alone.
  • Start preaching what you practice to see the error of your ways.
  • Sweeping laws designed to protect big business from being held accountable to the consumers of their products help only big business, not the constituencies that lawmakers are sworn to represent. Being responsible to an elite group has supplanted being responsible to each individual. Yes it can be done. It needs to be done.
  • A sign of a country’s economic status is the degree to which its lower classes gamble, either legally or illegally.
  • The less stress a person has at home, the more productive they’ll be in the workplace. Put too many burdens on the pocketbook, that affects every facet of a worker’s personal life, and the worker will under-perform, due to the distractions caused by those burdens. Conversely, too much stress, and expectations raised way too high in the work place are conditions which will destroy the family. If we want a society of families, then we must nurture the family. High divorce rates are a direct result of too much stress at work, which carries over to the home. Stop blaming people’s personalities for divorce rates.
  • Fear Of The Nuclear Bomb: When the bomb is released and you know you’re the target, that’s a fear no one should ever know–again. All nuclear weapons facilities must be dismantled. All. If there is only one left, some megalomaniac who feels the oats of a God gone bad, will push that button. Was President Truman a Maccabee?
  • Participating in a religion is nothing more than joining a club, with rules of thought and behavior. Each religion differs from others and is defined by each religion’s set of rules. All religions, thus clubs, have gained way too much power over laws, over politics and over the thought processes of the masses. It’s time to cut that string that enslaves you, and introduce the Five principles to your religion.
  • Rewarding a job well done with an excess of some form depletes you of the energy and confidence naturally enhanced by the success. Let the success be the reward, then go on with business as usual. You can savor your success as you work on your next project and use it as a motivating tool to succeed again. Conversely, when you fail, a reward of excess of some form is not in order either. When you fail, feel the sting, learn what you could have done differently, then move on better equipped by the experience to increase your chance of success with the next project. Don’t drown your sorrow in anything. Okay, now and then.
  • When you possess as your ideology a foundation free of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, and if you make it a practice to practice the thoughts and behaviors which support your foundation, as well as make it your goal to educate others through your example, then any door you open will lead, by your God’s design, to that goal–as long as you keep it your goal. It doesn’t mean there won’t be obstacles to overcome; it just means that you’ll be better equipped emotionally to handle those obstacles.
  • When you create you break through a boundary. That’s the fundamental nature of creation. All beings are creative. In fact, all life and non-life is creative. There is a right way and a wrong way to solve every problem. The solution is always visible when you strip away the prejudice. Your God would not create the solution and then hide it from you. That’s a people trick, not a God trick. You hide it from yourself by engaging in the Five Flaws.
  • Cornerstones: The inequality of men and women within the family unit is the root of all prejudice, which then transfers to the greater world through that prejudice. Vote for the children. Living a cruelty-free life style is the cornerstone to all that is good in life.
  • Setting Standards: It’s better to fall short of your expectations than to lower your standards to match your present thoughts and behavior. Unless we aspire to become better human beings, and keep our standards high, we will not progress along the road to civilization, but instead, we’ll stay in the rut that we rationalize is okay to be in.
  • When you fall short of your expectations, recognize the behavior as wrong, even if the behavior is legal, then aspire to do better next time. There is no hypocrisy in that. Believing in God or ascribing to a religious belief is not a prerequisite for doing the right thing. Nobody needs a  religion, but we all do need an uncompromising foundation that works for everyone, not just the majority or just a  minority trying to act like the majority.
  • Chicago tries to clean up the negative image of their ‘cow going to slaughter’ city by erecting mannequins of dressed up cows throughout the city. You’ll clean up the image of the city when you stop the slaughter and close the processing plants. Soy anyone? Plain soy, which few people like by itself because of its lack of flavor, tastes better than raw meat, which hasn’t been seasoned. Season the soy and it can be anything you want it to be–animal, vegetable, bean, grain, nut, milk, cream, eggs, cheese. Season the meat and it’s still meat–a dead rotted corpse.
  • Any nation wanting a seat in the United Nations deserves one. We won’t be truly a global community/family until every country on this planet is represented with a voice and a vote. God is not a patriot of any one country.
  • God loves all creatures no matter where they reside.
  • No one should be persecuted for religious beliefs, but neither should any religion persecute, kill, or deem inferior any being in the name of their God.
  • From apple to animal to aids. Think, just for one moment, about the monumental loss and suffering incurred because one person ate the flesh of one monkey who  carried the aids virus. Now you tell me the forbidden fruit isn’t the animal?  You are not to eat the fruit of the womb. Now how did that get misinterpreted? The same way that the Tehran Times wanted to take the ‘children’ designation away from my writing about my ‘dog children’. The   Islamic world wasn’t ready for it. They would be offended by it.
  • Euthanasia: When there is no humanly possible way to stop or alleviate intense, immediate and unbearable, prolonged suffering, giving someone a ‘happy death’ is a compassionate act.
  • If we’re so intelligent and so superior, then we should be able to experiment and find cures to what ails us without cruelty to other animals. If animal cruelty had been outlawed from the start, we’d be centuries ahead of where we are now in research. We’d be using our brains instead of the brains of other animals. What a tragedy. We can change that.  I know we can. You’d better start thinking we can, because the government is already experimenting on you. It’s not much of a stretch from there, where we are right now.
  • If we had outlawed cruelty to animals from the start we wouldn’t have based our economies on every part of the slaughtered animal. We’d be centuries ahead of where we are now in food production, and eliminating starvation, disease, and poverty. We can change that.  I know we can. You’d better start thinking we can before we all die from spongy brain disease, that the Feds keep calling Alzheimer’s.
  • Re: the Atkins diet that recommends eating lots of dead animals and fat to lose weight and feel good about yourself: You’re losing more than weight; you’re dying. That’s the first symptom of impending death: losing weight. “First you kill the animal, then the animal kills you; slowly but surely.”
  • Why are Americans so fat? Because they eat out more than ever before. Restaurants are making everybody fat. Start preparing your own meals, paying attention to the ingredients and you’ll lose weight slowly, feel strong, not weak, in the process and feel good about yourself. Preparing your own meals is a survival skill that everybody should know how to do.
  • Maintaining the Social Order: Isn’t that why Martin Luther King Jr. was killed? Because he branched out beyond the scope of ‘Negro’ problems? When he started to walk his talk to the world–when he stepped beyond his own handicap (and in his day being black was a handicap)–Bam, Bam, one more person trying to upset the apple cart with his talk about equality and organizing the poor–all poor–of all nations–shot dead–never again to whisper sweet nothings in his darling’s ear, never again to speak out, never to upset our apple cart again. It didn’t work did it?  That apple cart is about to get tossed. The blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. You Own You Only.
  • To insist on always being right, to want everyone to always think you’re right, for you to always want to think you can do no wrong, and that you are always on the side of rightness is the way most of us perceive ourselves. We live our lives, much to the detriment of those around us, who are also doing the same.
  • Becoming a democratic country doesn’t mean you won’t be poor anymore. All it really means is that you can elect candidates who run for office. It doesn’t mean that they’ll represent you, or protect you from prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. It doesn’t mean that private interest groups won’t run your life and the country. Just look at India, Russia, Pakistan, Israel to prove the point. Dropping bombs to make countries democratic doesn’t sound too smart anymore does it? We need a better model. We need a stronger foundation, and there is only one that will work for everyone: no prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter.
  • Just because something is socially acceptable doesn’t make it right and doesn’t mean you have to participate. Feeling like an outsider, because you don’t do as everybody else does? Get in touch with the God in you and you’ll never feel alone again.
  • Spies. Every country has them. They’re trained to lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, torture, kill, all in the name of national security. They’re recruited from other countries to betray their own countries. Yet with all these hundreds of thousands of tons of intelligence, what good does it really do? Nobody could possible read and assimilate it all, then make judgments based on it all. Better to stop spying and use your resources to build up rather than tear down societies.
  • God exists in all matter. Every molecule, atom, quark and that which has no name. God is your essence. When you speak to God, God always answers. God communicates to you every minute of every day. God would never demand a one-sided relationship, where you do all the talking. That would be rude, cruel, arrogant and controlling behavior, and God is none of that. When you open your mouth God is talking. When you grunt and groan that’s God too. Be sure to leave a good impression of your God with others.
  • Accepting our ‘lot’ in life, at any given moment as God’s will for us makes it easier to cope with our present situation. But, don’t mistake God’s efforts to help us cope with situations that others manipulate to their advantage and your detriment, as the true will of God.
  • Survival advantage: To give yourself the best survival advantage, which includes the ability to cope and interact effectively, eliminate all caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, drugs (except was is necessary for survival) and all animal products from your life-style. Achieving one or two helps. Doing all five will dazzle you, making you shine as the star of your life you are. If you need artificial stimulants to get through a job, then the job is too big for you. Break it down into smaller units.
  • All you ever have at any given time is the moment you’re in–not yesterday, not tomorrow. If you keep waiting to be happy, imagine all the moments you would have wasted waiting. God gives everyone the ability to laugh, to sing, to dance, to socialize in times of tragedy, even if it’s just in your mind. Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you need to feel pain in absence of joy. The two can and do coexist in all creatures. So celebrate in times of sadness and sorrow. It’s a survival tool and it’s your right.
  • God says nobody should have to earn your respect. That puts you in a position of superiority. Respect everybody as a common practice. If anything, disrespect an action.
  • Think in terms of solutions not excuses. The world doesn’t have to change to accommodate your foundation–only you do.
  • One person can change the world. You are the world. So change away!
  • When you look at an animal, other than the human species, see the human in the animal, and you will see yourself. Hold that thought–forever.
  • Nations follow examples set by other nations, just as people follow examples set by other people. The examples are not always good. So be careful whose tune you start whistling. I told you that I will use dangling participles if I want to use them. Don’t you think it’s better to focus on your own ability to communicate effectively? Rules of language don’t always allow for that. Rules of language, like everything else, are meant to evolve into something better.
  • IQ tests and other standardized tests are not just skewed against African Americans or the poor, they’re skewed in favor of the Jews. The reason is that Jews design the tests. They don’t do it intentionally to benefit them, but due to the way their brains are wired, to process large amounts of information and to pay attention to even larger amounts of detail, this becomes reflected in the tests they design. They’re the ones everyone calls on when there’s a big, complicated, tedious, painstaking job to do. They’re also adept at solving puzzles. It doesn’t make them smarter than everybody else; it only makes them smarter at the tests they design.
  • Memorizing large amounts of data doesn’t equate with being able to interpret the data. The ability to solve puzzles doesn’t equate to solving life’s problems. Life simply does not fit neatly into the predetermined configuration of a puzzle. If memorizing large amounts of data and puzzle solving ability did equate to problem solving ability, then Israel would have solved their problems long ago, and the USA wouldn’t be on the verge of collapse.
  • The good news is that as the younger generations of Jews evolve, their advantage, which once put everybody else at a disadvantage, is diminishing, simply because they don’t put the same value on wanting to outsmart everybody else. The youth are more concerned with new ways in a new world and how they can both benefit by and contribute to the changing landscape of their lives in this new world.

  • This book is a section in WAKING UP THE PLANET. Many years ago, in fact as I began to write it, I called it LITTLE BIG THOUGHTS, using what I considered a Native Indian theme. Years hence, I’ve seen this title elsewhere, most notably as a title of a blog on Word Press. Rather than argue that I had it first, I decided to change the name to LITTLE BEAR THOUGHTS, again an Indian theme, but one I’m sure doesn’t exist elsewhere. Of course now that it will be ‘out’ there in the universe, I fully expect that somebody else will steal it.

  • Although the name bears no significance to me now, I’m sure it eventually will.






     

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DRONES vs CEMENT

The Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Of The House, are lobbying on behalf of the drone industry to use drones instead of cement to keep the floods of people wanting to cross over into the USA illegally from south of the USA border from doing so. A national security issue has turned into a lobbyist special interest windfall potential for companies that make drones.

There’s no money in cement Chuck Schumer might as well have said, when he smirked and body languaged his disdain for anything concrete. After all, there’s no money nor votes in it for him, Nancy Pelosi or any one of their 11% approval rated congressional colleagues. Cement isn’t the gift that keeps giving as drones appear to be. Drones don’t fly themselves and you need a lot of them to secure the border, plus the maintenance and training of bilingual people to operate them.

At least be honest about it. If a wall is immoral, then drones are even more invasive thus immoral. Congress or anybody else can decide at any given time to stop flying the drones. You can’t stop the function of a wall once it’s built. The deterrent is always there. There is no manipulative power with a wall, as there is with drones, which is what the Democrats want.

Massive numbers of drones will create chaos. People will get shot. Drones will be damaged. Nancy Pelosi is thinking Afghanistan where operators in the USA conducted drone strikes on people standing on street corners, or who drove caravans of vehicles to any location. The use of massive numbers of drones by people not sufficiently trained will start a war. And she’s okay with all of that.

Sure drones are useful, but without a barrier, no. We’re not at war yet, so the drones have to be protecting something, which is a wall. If there’s no wall, then anybody can cross the border who is not spotted and pursued by a drone. And what will that do, except put a lot of DEA and Homeland Security agents in danger who have to go after them in trucks once they are spotted after they’ve crossed the border. The Democrats are risking the lives of our own agents for drone contracts without fully understanding the ramifications.

This isn’t a video game, where drone operators can simply pop every person crossing the border illegally.

A drone isn’t a deterrant. People can figure out when they’re flown or get the intel from spies and pass it along. There’s no predictions needed with a wall. It’s always there, so people can’t find out the times that it’s up and the times that it’s down. It’s always up. That’s the deterrant.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want to give the drone industry billions of dollars when they haven’t thought this through. Go back and watch how members of congress responded to Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook. They were totally ignorant of computers and Facebook. They are even more ignorant of drones. All they know is what they see in movies.

If I don’t have a ‘no trespassing’ sign with a fence around my property, then people will assume they can be on it. Without a wall, how will the USA win in court against an invasion by people claiming it their right to be here?

This isn’t the Berlin Wall or even the Wall in Israel/Palestine. Those walls created borders that didn’t previously exist, dividing cities and neighborhoods. The USA already has a border. Everybody in the area knows the border. That’s where The People’s Wall goes. People can still go back and forth if they’re legal.

It’s like toll booths to get onto a highway. Why do we have toll booths, if they don’t work? People pay – they are forced to pay – to use the road. If you don’t pay, then find another way to get where you’re going. I think people should pay a toll for crossing over the southern border, given the huge costs to the tax payers in our country for social services because of their disruptive, illegal actions.

What’s immoral is encouraging people to come to a country where they don’t speak the language to do slave labor, to live in poverty and as outlaws generation after generation. That’s immoral. That is perpetuating the cycle of slavery. Forcing them to do jobs that supposedly nobody who is an actual citizen wants is immoral. If you want to move up the socio-economic ladder, you have to speak English or forever be strapped to jobs where only Spanish-speaking people work with Spanish-speaking bosses. Taking advantage of somebody’s economic status like that and then making the process of citizenship so lengthy and cumbersome with fines attached is immoral.

Slavery is alive and well in the USA

A Wall says, go back and work it out in a better way than what you’ll get here. A Wall doesn’t violate human rights. Why do citizens of Mexico, Central and South America have more rights in the USA than USA citizens? A Wall protects the rights of people already here. A Wall is not immoral. Slavery is immoral.

Yeah, Chuck Schumer had dollar signs in his eyes. Drones are the new building contracts to the Israelis.

There’s profit to made in drones, not cement.

The bottom line is that a wall is a deterrent; drones are not.

Drones can only function optimally when there is an actual wall to protect from a breach. Otherwise it’s wide open spaces. How can you say someone breached a wide open space? Border? What border? You mean there’s a border here? Hey man, I was just taking my dog for a walk.

Outposts won’t work either. They’re too small. They’re not efficient.

The current path to citizenship in the USA is a path to nowhere.

Donald Trump didn’t create this mess, but he sure has the courage to take it on.

This citizen would like to see some courage from the 11% approval rated congress and senate. Resistance is a weak strategy for change. You all made the mess by profiting from slave labor and human suffering, now clean it up. Opening the border to exploitation by foreign entities is not a solid solution. It’s a strategic nightmare.






 

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Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network

Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network

HWH COMMENT: This confusing article fails to mention what type of sanctions were imposed on Iran for disseminating propaganda via their media to their populace.

How would the USA determine in Iran what is false news and what is not false news? It’s difficult enough in the USA to fact-check the lying fact-checkers.

It really isn’t our business to be proof reading the news stories in a foreign country, or to be issuing sanctions based on what Iranians report in their news programs. What have we become the professor of the world, grading every country’s homework? That’s an over-reaching manipulation, dictator-style tactic that we accuse everybody else of doing, yet we engage in the same behavior. It’s a waste of time, effort and money.

Yes, propaganda (fake news) is bad, but freedom of speech appears to allow it. So either believe nothing or believe everything and the propagandists will finally get the picture – that their lying news stories are not influencing the views of those whose minds they want to control – for personal or political or social benefit. In fact if one believes everything and nothing it deletes all efforts to influence. People are smart enough to make up their own minds.

Dissidents disseminate their own propaganda. So who is fact-checking the rhetoric they claim as facts? All dissidents of any nation want with a fervor to take down the existing leader and existing system of governance, yet nobody has a plan for what happens next. It’s all piece meal. Every individual in the movement has a suggestion as to what the country needs, but no one has a solution on how to make it happen, except to unseat a leader and a governing system.

They think erroneously that somebody else will step in and know exactly what to do and how to do it. Look back at Egypt and Libya and Iraq and Syria. Do you really think the USA had a plan of action beyond taking down a leader? How successful has the USA been In Palestine? Everybody thought all they had to do was get rid of Yasser Arafat, then Ariel Sharon, yet look where we are now? The same place. Nowhere.

Obama supposedly issued sanctions on Iran regarding their media propaganda machine, but made a private deal not to enforce those sanctions, an action the USA often takes when trying to satisfy all voting members of representative parties when in the process of forming an agreement or legislating laws. It accomplishes nothing but confusion, and confusion leads to chaos.

We criticize Russian Nationalists for trying to sway the USA populace via propaganda efforts prior to USA elections, but we in turn do the same in foreign countries – all countries where we have an interest in who wins an election. We support the foreign candidates in their respective countries whom we believe we can work with on common goals, or who will work with us. And we go to great lengths – corrupt lengths – to get them elected.

In essence we want these elected officials in foreign countries to put the interests of our country before the interests of their own, and yes we will and do pay a lot of money for that type of commitment. But in the end, what self-respecting country would make such a deal? It’s a slave-master relationship that the USA propagates all over the planet and punishes severely those who won’t go along with the program – Russia is one that refuses to be the slave of the USA. Ukraine on the other hand would give the keys to their country to the highest bidder for a tin of caviar.

Right now the USA is trying to overthrow a leader in Iran by giving comfort and financial support to its dissidents. How is that different from Russian Nationalists trying to influence American elections? A lot different. A lot worse. A lot more intrusive and dictatorial. We need to stop acting like the gangsters of the planet.

President Trump is going to have a problem deciding on any action he takes regarding sanctioning Iran for disseminating propaganda due to his own frustration with the democratic propaganda machine in the USA that dominates most of the news and opinion shows designed to take down the current USA president.

The dissidents are equally corrupt in the theatre of telling lies. They again erroneously think that the end justifies the means, that whatever lies it takes to unseat a dictator will be forgiven and in fact are necessary, because they regard the populace in the same way governments regard the populace – too stupid to make smart decisions, so the government aka dissidents work hard to make their minds up for them.

The smart move is to stay out of it. Let the Iranians sort out their own fake news issues. The USA government cleans their own stories the same as Iran or any other country cleans theirs. Words are cheap right now and there are no word battles worth fighting that any side on any issue can hope or claim to win.

Everything anybody says is meaningless in a chaotic climate.

Speak with actions not sanctions. People aren’t believing words right now.


Iranian dissidents outraged over Trump admin decision to waive sanctions of Tehran’s propaganda machine


BY: Adam Kredo February 21, 2018 12:50 pm

The Trump administration waived key sanctions on Iran’s main propaganda network last month, causing outrage among Iranian dissidents and administration insiders who tracked the effort to a little known Obama-era side deal with Iran that bars these sanctions from being implemented, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Trump administration, in an unpublicized move, waived sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, a satellite service that disseminates propaganda across Iran and routinely censors content.

Iranian dissidents who took to the streets in a renewed wave of protests had called on the Trump administration to sanction the IRIB in a bid to prevent the Iranian regime from crushing the latest protests.

While the Trump administration had initially promised to issue new sanctions on the IRIB, the State Department blocked the effort due to a little-known agreement reached between the Obama administration and Iran during the sensitive negotiations that led to the landmark nuclear agreement…

FINISH READING: Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network


 






 

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The Road to Palestinian Statehood

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The Road to Palestinian Statehood

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End of September 2017, INTERPOL announced that the State of Palestine (together with the Solomon Islands) was to became its newest member. The announcement followed a vote which required a two-thirds majority of INTERPOL’s General Assembly.  The favourable vote came as a surprise to many as the question of Palestine’s statehood remains controversial.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly at Beijing National Convention Center on September 26, 2017, in Beijing, China. The General Assembly themed ‘Connecting Police for a Safer World’ took place in Beijing from September 26-29. (Photo credit: Lintao Zhang – Pool/Getty Images)

INTERPOL’s acceptance of Palestine as a member country was not the biggest surprise of the past years. One of the most significant stakeholders in the Palestinian statehood issue is the International Criminal Council (ICC).

For the ICC, the question of Palestinian statehood is of marked significance. For the ICC to have the jurisdiction to investigate a situation and prosecute, the state in question must be a signatory to the Rome Statute. This equips the ICC with the so-called territorial jurisdiction. The Prosecutor can then trigger investigations from her right, proprio motu, or a state can refer the situation to the ICC. If the state in question is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, the ICC may still gain jurisdiction if the country voluntarily accepts the jurisdiction of the ICC or if the UN Security Council refers the situation to the ICC. The first hurdle for any party seeking to join the ICC is that it must first be a state.





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Clean Up Your Culture

Mouthing off isn’t freedom of speech. It’s incitement.

I never witnessed a white person taunting or in any way disrespecting or abusing a black person. Neither have I ever witnessed a black person standing, sitting, kneeling or running in fear of a white person. I lived in many places among many cultures.

Black Lives talking heads are all over T.V. crying and screaming about being abused by white people. Rich football players are standing up to these so-called abusers of black people who come to watch their football games, wanting them to feel the pain of being abused, by ‘taking a knee’ to them or raising clenched fists to signal battle preparedness.

It appears that black people don’t like being pulled over by police officers for broken tail lights, or for swerving when driving, speeding, running red lights or stop signs, driving on sidewalks, driving without a license, registration or insurance etc. They apparently think it’s okay to drive drunk or drugged. Then they mouth off, deny and negotiate when stopped, which rarely leads to a good place.

You’re not supposed to negotiate with a police officer or argue your case. That’s for the courtroom. In our apartment lease it states that a tenant can be evicted for being argumentative. It’s new – an addendum. Seems there must have been a lot of so-called negotiating going on in the building regarding violations to the lease. Yet, Black Lives think it doesn’t apply to them.

What part of ‘follow instructions’ do black people not understand? Is this all blacks, or some blacks or a certain nationality of blacks or a particular intelligence level of blacks or a specific socio-economic group of blacks?

Black Lives talking heads on T.V. are inciting white people by screaming, using exaggerated face, hand and arm movements. They either speak too loudly and rapidly or too loudly, distinctly and slowly to make their exaggerated claims of abuse against them by white people, which heightens a person’s anxiety thus fear level, of whoever happens to be watching it. And it’s intentional.

A Black Lives talking head on the Tucker Carlson show on T.V. became ecstatic when he expressed feeling fear when the NFL Green Bay Packers ‘took a knee’ on the football field during the singing of the National Anthem in response to President Trump calling those who disrespected the flag and the National Anthem son of a bitches.

She even made him repeat it, so she could enjoy his fear a little longer while her eyes glistened with perverse pleasure at seeing someone afraid, then closed the deal she was somehow making with her devil by saying very slowly and distinctly and measured and long and drawn out, “now you know how we feel”.

For some odd reason I’m beginning to think that blacks have isolated themselves from anything white for so long, that they actually think white people don’t feel pain or suffer or have problems, or that they’re all rich and privileged. I also find it odd that they seem to be pitting the poor black man against the rich white man in all of their discussions on race.

So the goal here is to make white people fear black people as well as to fear the disenfranchised white people who have answered Black Lives call to arm. I feared too, when the Green Bay Packers ‘took a knee’ in front of the entire world to disrespect the country that made them rich. They did it in such a slow, intense, angry way, and then the way the camera panned for greatest effect enhanced the fear.

If they had been a bunch of golfers or tennis players nobody would have felt fear, but these guys are killing machines by the sheer build of their bodies via training and growth  hormone supplementation. That display of force on the field was specifically engineered to elicit fear and provoke a response. Nobody who pays to see a football game wants to be made fearful by the players.

President Trump responded appropriately to that fear by calling them sons of bitches. Fear mongers do not belong on a football field, in a place of entertainment, with children. Long ago I wrote that it was okay to call a terrorist a disparaging name. Name-calling isn’t usually my mode of communication. However, I join President Trump’s peaceful response to the terror I know he felt too as he witnessed that display of force week after week by a bunch of killing machines hijacking the media from a sports stadium to send a signal of battle preparedness around the globe.

Simultaneous. There is nothing more powerful than that. And frightening.

So what do you call these killing machines that hijack a stadium and the media to send a terror message simultaneously around the globe disrespecting the country that made them rich?

I call them sons-of-mothers-without-manners. Don’t disrespect the dog. It’s time to clean up your culture by acting civilized. Stop punching your girlfriends, wives, children, dogs. Tame your own rage. We’re not going to feed you any more white people to satisfy your cannibalistic politics. Go to the library and take out a book on manners.

Blacks do not fear whites. Whites already fear blacks. You accomplished that – for decades now – by burning cities – villages they call them in Africa. The purpose is to terrorize the people or simply wipe them all out. If you keep abusing white people, they will eventually pop. And you already showed them what to do and how to do it.

Clean up Chicago. That’s your job. You created that hell.

When in America, one must obey the laws in America. It concerns me that black leaders tell black ministers to tell their congregations to run when confronted by police, knowing full well that they’ll be shot. Getting shot and probably killed while unarmed has become Black Live’s method of raising socio-economic discrepancies between races. Human shields Israel would call them when referring to the Palestinians.

It’s always between poor blacks and rich whites – the injustices they cite. How about between rich blacks and poor blacks? That doesn’t count? There’s no discrepancy there?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because the world mostly sides with Palestine, that they will continue to do so absent any contribution by the Palestinians. The Puerto Ricans tried that trick, wanting the USA do all the work, while contributing nothing to the process of recovery after being hit with two hurricanes.

The world is quickly losing patience with the Palestinians who dig their heels in, and contribute nothing to the peace process. Continually making a group of people fear you, will result in the last-straw bomb-dropping method of solving a problem that could have been solved, had one party been more willing to find a solution. Chicago is nearing that point.

The world will not side with American blacks who have it all. You should have made your cause about peaceful blacks, instead of going the criminal route using the quick Nigerian scam route of hijacking stadiums and media outlets. Everybody sees right through it. Don’t think because you’re given your fifteen minutes of fame on all those 24/7 news shows that you’re winning something by terrorizing a nation.

You’re losing. Terrorists always lose.

When I’m stopped by the police, I don’t talk. I do whatever they ask. I answer only the question. I look straight ahead. I don’t try to engage them for the purpose of getting away with whatever they pulled me over for.

When blacks start mouthing off or talking rapidly when confronted by police, it signals guilt. Just accept the ticket. If you were right and the officer wrong, take it to court. That’s the process in America. With all the supposed contact by police that blacks claim to have, they should know that. You can’t short-cut the law. You can’t flail your arms, bug your eyes, get in the officer’s face, show your teeth and not expect the officer to instinctively go into self-defense mode.

They’re not robots. They’re feeling, thinking human beings with families who are not breaking the law by the way. They’re not pigs. They’re human first. It is not their job to babysit your kids or you. They were not put on this earth to sacrifice their life for an out of control black person who still after all this time doesn’t know how to follow instructions.

This whole thing about comparing rich white people who get off for the same crimes that poor blacks go to jail for is getting old. Rich blacks get off all the time. It’s not about race. It’s about money. Hey, if you can’t pay the fine, don’t do the crime.

Try policing yourselves. See how that goes.

Clean up your culture, then clean up Chicago.

All cultures need a major culture cleaning. An overhaul. Throw out what no longer works. Stop clinging to the past that does not exist. There is no legacy. You make your own future. It is not my job nor my place to live your life. Live it yourself.

That whole thing about the legacy of slavery is something that white government people made up to satisfy blacks in the short-term. Africans invented slavery. All cultures participated by stealing people outside of their tribes and making them subservient. Slavery exists all over the globe, and in America too. Ask all those rich, privileged ball players how many times they entertained themselves with human sex slaves – underage human sex slaves.

Like I said, clean up your culture. White people are going to be dropping bombs where black people and sympathetic white people gather, just like blacks did to them. Burn cities. You taught them how to do it.

Antifa (anti-facsist) people advocating violence to suppress free speech don’t have a clue  as to what they’re up against. To say on one hand that you’re against dictatorial-styled governments, then on the other hand that you advocate silencing the voice of opposition makes no sense whatsoever.

Antifa appears to be advocating for communism or Islam or socialism or bits of all three. They don’t even know. They tell you what candidate to vote for – like Michelle Obama did to women.

This era is starting to resemble the 1970’s only the social causes are to suppress free speech and open the gates to the prisons. Guess we’ll see how that goes.

New phrase: culture cleaning

Remember: No prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. One leads to the other if left unchecked.

Nobody can eliminate prejudice from somebody else. It comes from within. Prejudice is normal until you start to discriminate unjustly. Hey, if you’re not qualified for the job and somebody else is, it’s the qualified person the job needs to go to.






 

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The $221 million Obama quietly sent to Palestine in his last hours in office went through

$220.3 million released for West Bank programs such as water, education, renewable energy, civil society, municipal governance, and the rule of law.

During his final hours in office, on the same day current President Donald Trump would be inaugurated, Barack Obama authorized the State Department to release about $221 million in withheld funds to Palestinians living in the West Bank — and it looks like it’s finally gone through.

Despite a review imposed on the payment by the incoming Trump administration, and the perception that Obama had turned away from supporting Israel towards the end of his term, acting State Department Spokesman Mark Toner confirmed the money had reached the Palestinians last month.

“So 20 – 220.3 million that was released was for West Bank programs such as water, infrastructure, education, renewable energy, civil society, municipal governance, and the rule of law, as well as Gaza recovery. And a smaller amount was to go directly to Israeli creditors of the Palestinian Authority as well as East Jerusalem hospitals,” Toner said at a press briefing in March.

“None of the funding was to go directly to the Palestinian Authority,” said Toner, contrary to reports that came out at the time. “It’s my understanding that the money has been released.”

Toner’s statement fits with the Obama administration’s earlier notification to Congress that said the money would go towards promoting the “rule of law,” the Associated Press reported at the time.

Obama’s move to release the funds came as he closed his presidency with a critical eye toward Israel. In December 2016, the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding that Israel stop building settlements on Palestinian land. The US refused to vote on the resolution, effectively allowing it to pass.

But far from being a slight to Israel, experts say the funds released by Obama, and later approved by Trump, actually promote stability in the region…






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UN Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Drawing Fury From Tel Aviv and Washington

A UN report has concluded that Israel has established an “apartheid regime,” drawing quick condemnation from Tel Aviv and Washington on Wednesday.

The report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) says, “Israel has established an apartheid regime that systematically institutionalizes racial oppression and domination of the Palestinian people as a whole.”

The study concluded that “available evidence established beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid.”

Based in Beirut, ESCWA is comprised of 18 Arab countries, according to its website, which lists the state of Palestine as a full member, and works to strengthen cooperation and promote development.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres distanced himself from the report but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it should be scrapped altogether…

Finish reading: UN Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Drawing Fury From Tel Aviv and Washington – World News Report – EIN News






 

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PAL-ISR = 50/50 or PALIS (that’s the deal)

Memo to President Donald J. Trump

[50/50]

1A – Borders Currently Confirmed. The borders of Palestine and Israel are all the currently confirmed borders of all surrounding existing countries, such as Egypt, Jordan etc. plus the sea and air-space as recognized by those nations (according to the United Nation’s rules and regulations, applying one to all recognized nations). Those are the borders of Palestine and Israel.

2B – Dividing The Land. Fifty-fifty. Contiguous. The history no longer matters. The group, all the groups, no longer matter. The individual and the masses are and will be the only focus. All land not a part of any surrounding country gets divided fifty-fifty.

3C – The Right Of Return. Every refugee or family or friends of refugees are allowed to return to any place inside those currently confirmed borders, but they need to pay their own way, and pay to rent a dwelling or purchase a piece of land and/or dwelling at fair market prices determined by the governing forces of Palestine and Israel.

Palestine decides how many states they want under the Federal umbrella of Palestine (one or more). Each state must be contiguous.

4D – Capital. Jerusalem belongs to the world. The world owns Jerusalem. A non-military zone. The land of Jerusalem is owned separately by an International Assembly of Cultural Peoples, for the Advancement of the Five Principles.  Democratically elected members of the International Assembly will govern Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is nobody’s capital city. Tel Aviv can move anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders. Palestine can make their capital anywhere within it’s fifty percent borders.

Now you have two countries living side by side, each with a capital city, each with their own governments, each with air and sea space that they control as facilitators of commerce. And the world owns Jerusalem.

OR…

[PALIS]

Sounds like Paris. Implies something royal, like a palace. Palestine and Israel. The Jews rejected Ispal, so now they get placed on the other end, instead of at the beginning. Each get four letters and share the fifth: ‘P’ = power. If you want me to pursue this further I will, and you know who I’m talking to. Though I think it’s best that we don’t. All right you asked for it.  I know you’re going to point out that Palestine has more letters, which puts you at a disadvantage. Though Israel minus the R is contained in Palestine, and Palestine is contained in Israel minus the PETN. ‘E’ is repeated. ‘I’ comes before ‘P’ so that should even out the extra letters in Palestine. Okay, so 9 plus 6 equals 15, an odd number, but that’s if you count ‘E’ twice. If you leave it out, that makes equal for both with nothing to share. Okay count it twice. Then, that’s 7 for each of you with the 15th shared. That’s enough!! This little game of yours is over.

Face it, conditions on the ground are not your obstacle to resolution. The obsessive compulsive component of your personalities is all that stops you. The world is going to think you all insane with all this silliness. For years the right of return was the last problem under consideration. We make it the first. Times have changed. Last comes first.  Just as you couldn’t form a new government in Germany while the Jews remained in concentration camps around Europe, you can’t form a new Palestinian/Israeli State while Palestinians remain in Camp Gaza and Camp West Bank. The multitude of Palestinians incarcerated in concentration camps in Gaza and the West Bank are to be released, not in ten or twenty years, but NOW.

You were rescued from concentration camps. Now it’s time to dismantle your own. It’s disgusting how you repeated your own history by making nobody forget, lest it happen again, all the while you were doing it. You did it. Face it. Now change it before a group of nations similar to those who freed you, decide to free the enslaved Palestinians.

Now. 

Jerusalem becomes a state, like Vatican City, governed by representatives from all groups, somewhat like the United Nations. It will become an International gathering place. Everything outside of Jerusalem will exist as one state, one nation called Palis. All peoples will work together for a common goal of peace and prosperity for all. All religions and ethnic groups will be respected and honored, as Palis becomes an example to the rest of the world, a blueprint for integration and positive, prosperous change–a melting pot that turns away no one.

I can see Palis as the capital of the United Middle East. What a sight! Look what they’re doing in Dubais on a piece of land the size of Rhode Island.

The Jews were rejected, the Palestinians rejected. You do have something in common. Put the brakes on the repetitive chatter in your minds my little Palis babies, and get your little buzz butts busy planning this spectacular Oasis. “You can do it. I know you can.” What? You can’t change the name? Since when, my little Maccabees?

It’s time for the Maccabees to come out of the closet. Look Maccabees up in the bible if you don’t know what it means. They occupy a whole section. There’s a reason why Italian Jews look different from English Jews, Indian Jews, African Jews and Danish Jews. It’s not only because they were born in their respective countries, it’s because they really are part Italian, English, Indian, African and Danish.

Most of us don’t know that at some point along the way we have some Jew in us. Sorry to burst your pure race minority bubble scam, but it’s time to drop that poor us, tiny little group of persecuted people, sympathy card that you use as your calling card in the pursuit of all you covet.


 





 

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U.N. Chief Admits He Removed Saudi Arabia From Child-Killer List Due to Extortion

Ban Ki-moon cited a financial threat to defund United Nations programs, presumably by the Saudi government.

U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL Ban Ki-moon publicly acknowledged Thursday that he removed the Saudi-led coalition currently bombing Yemen from a blacklist of child killers — 72 hours after it was published — due to a financial threat to defund United Nations programs.

The secretary-general didn’t name the source of the threat, but news reportshave indicated it came directly from the Saudi government.

The U.N.’s 2015 “Children and Armed Conflict” report originally listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen under “parties that kill or maim children” and “parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals.” The report, which was based on the work of U.N. researchers in Yemen, attributed 60 percent of the 785 children killed and 1,168 injured to the bombing coalition.

After loud public objections from the Saudi government, Ban said on Monday that he was revising the report to “review jointly the cases and numbers cited in the text,” in order to “reflect the highest standards of accuracy possible.”

But on Thursday, he described his real motivation. “The report describes horrors no child should have to face,” Ban said at a press conference. “At the same time, I also had to consider the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously if, as was suggested to me, countries would defund many U.N. programs. Children already at risk in Palestine, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and so many other places would fall further into despair.”…

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HILLARY’S WEAKNESS

Unless Hillary Clinton can express an actual original thought, instead of espousing the ideologies and methodologies of other so-called experts, she will never get my vote. The president of the United States and the leader of the world needs to be able to figure stuff out on her own. Everything she says, I’ve heard before from other people – long ago. When is she going to run on her own ideas?

Frankly, I don’t think she’s capable of forming her own opinions. She has a skill. She looks at everybody’s ideas, then chooses the one she agrees with and runs with it. We need someone who sees what others don’t yet see. That’s a sign of a progressive leader.

Hillary Clinton does not have that particular talent.

Lots of people have the ability to memorize lots of data. That does not make them a problem solver.

Hillary Clinton lectures White people to feel the pain and experience of Black people in America, telling them to recognize their privilege as White people and to show humility. She does not say to Blacks to feel the pain and experience of White people.

Yet, when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, it’s all about feeling the pain of the White oppressor, Israel. She doesn’t recognize the occupation. She doesn’t realize that the stealing of other people’s land is wrong.

Hillary Clinton speaks about equality, but doesn’t speak it equally, because in her mind the issues are not equal.

The issues are always equal to all people.

I say, that you must first think of all people as equally worthy, before you can move to pass legislation that confirms that equality.

Palestinians are equal to Israelis. Period.

Whites and Blacks are equal. Period.

You go from there to change the world. You don’t take sides, making White people pay for crimes they didn’t commit. Or, in the case of the Israelis, making the oppressors the heroes of apartheid. You don’t make the survivors of the holocaust, no matter where it happens, the villians.

She mixed it all up, because she couldn’t form an opinion of her own. She speaks everybody else’s words in every situation and gets lost in the web of their deceit.

It’s all the White people’s fault in America. It’s the fault of those oppressed by White people in Palestine/Israel.

No. She does not have my vote. What is right for one must be right for all. Hillary Clinton is essentially Donald Trump.

That is her weakness.






 

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Junior Chills – For Palestine

Junior Chills

Junior Chills – For Palestine (original)

A few weeks ago I was asked to play a song by Woody Guthrie called ‘Deportees’. I had not heard of the song never mind played it before but I tried my hand at it and, I think, it went down well. The song stuck with me as it was based on a true story so I decided to put my own lyrics to the music of another true story. The story of Palestine. Guthrie’s song was a protest song…this, I suppose, is my own protest song to the injustice and plight of the Palestinians at the hand of Israel.

The songs basis comes from a quote I read from Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, in October 1983. The quote reads “We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned…

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“PALESTINE”

Palestine by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – new book

Amir Taheri wrote a book report on Palestine that appeared in the New York Post on August 1, 2015 | 3:00pm

He was sent a copy of the book from a friend in Iran.

Reading Taheri’s abstract of the book, it struck me that what Ayatolla Ali Khamenei wants for the region is almost the same that Israel wants, right down to the strategies used to get there, only in the reverse – except for one thing. “All Palestinians and their descendants, wherever they are [in the world], would be able to vote, while Jews “who have come from other places” would be excluded.”

Maybe Benjamin Netanyahu has already thought of this, and that’s why he isn’t worried that his one state solution – meaning Israel reigns – won’t result in a Palestinian majority by the year 2020. A Jewish state was formed originally so that all Jews worldwide would have a place they call home. So if all Jews worldwide can vote in Israeli elections, that would seal the deal for essentially keeping Palestinians out of the major political runs, excepting local elections. Palestinians would be a protected minority; whereas with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s plan, the Israelis would be the protected minority.

It’s strange how devious minds think alike, right down to the details.

Although the book is only sold in Iran now, I’ll bet a lot of people would love to read it, including me. Take a look at Tamir’s ‘book report’ – very interesting and well done.

http://nypost.com/2015/08/01/iran-publishes-book-on-how-to-outwit-us-and-destroy-israel/



 

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VATICAN SIGNS TREATY WITH PALESTINE, MARKING IT AS A STATE

VATICAN CITY, June 26 (UPI) — The Vatican formally recognized Palestine as a state Friday, with the signing of a treaty, the product of 15 years of negotiations.

The agreement involves “essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in the State of Palestine,” a Vatican statement said.

The acknowledgement of Palestine’s identity, Vatican ambassador Archbishop Paul Gallagher said, is meant to be a “stimulus to bringing a definitive end to the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which continues to cause suffering for both parties.” He added he hoped the “much desired two-state solution may become a reality as soon as possible.”…

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