Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI’s End | Democracy Now!
It actually reminded me of something which a hundred years ago someone quite different said about patriotism. I’m thinking about Emma Goldman, the great anarchist leader, who was one of many Americans who resisted the war and was punished for it. Goldman was sentenced to two years in prison for organizing against the draft. And at her trial, she was accused by the prosecution of being unpatriotic. And she replied this way. I’ll just read you what she wrote. “Gentlemen of the jury,” she asked—and, of course, in those days, juries were all gentlemen, no ladies—”may there not be different kinds of patriotism as there are different kinds of liberty.” And her patriotism, she explained, was like that—and these are her words—”of the man who loves a woman with open eyes. He is enchanted by her beauty, yet he sees her faults.” I think that’s a pretty good definition of patriotism, where you can love your country, but you are not blind to its faults. And when you see your country doing something that you think is wrong, such as joining a war that it has no business being in, you have every right to speak out.
So, my main feeling about this hundredth anniversary of this terrible war is that we should be honoring people like Emma Goldman, like Eugene Debs, like social worker Jane Addams—just to speak about Americans—who saw the war as madness when it was going on, did everything they could to bring it to a stop. You know, they were patriots also.
AMY GOODMAN: Talk about Jane Addams, Eugene Debs and others, the heart of your book To End All Wars.
ADAM HOCHSCHILD: Right. Well, one of the things—you know, when we look back at the First World War, I think at this point most of us would agree that if there was any one single event in the 20th century that we could reach back and magically undo, wouldn’t it be the war of 1914 to 1918? Not only did it produce a colossal death toll, but it left behind a legacy of bitterness and resentment in Germany that Hitler was able to manipulate so cleverly to gain power and start an even more destructive war and the Holocaust, as well. I think it’s impossible to imagine the Second World War happening without the first.
Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the SHIELD Act to make revenge porn a federal crime
The threat of having one’s intimate photos shared publicly has become a national crisis in our increasingly digital world. As we become more and more connected, victims of revenge porn have little power to stop these violations of their privacy from spreading at exponential rates. And worse, these victims have little recourse for the consequences of this dissemination.
Nonconsensual pornography, better known as “revenge porn”, is the distribution of sexually explicit or nude images of another person without their consent, and often times, without their knowledge. Revenge porn is an extreme violation of privacy, often used to humiliate and shame victims.
Former Congresswoman Katie Hill recently became one of the most high profile targets of a revenge porn smear campaign, started by her ex-husband and fueled by right-wing media, that led to her resignation.
Women are 1.7 times more likely to be targets of revenge porn than men. The consequences women face as a result are often much harsher due to sexist double standards. But nonconsensual pornography is more than just a violation of privacy. Revenge porn is sexual assault.
The Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution (SHIELD) Act of 2019 would make the distribution of nonconsensual pornography a federal crime. While 46 states have implemented laws against revenge porn, these laws vary in scope and liability for perpetrators. A federal designation would create a baseline to ensure that all victims have access to legal protections against this violence.
Currently, the SHIELD Act is sitting in House and Senate committees with no action since the summer. Victims and potential victims of revenge porn need it passed now. No one should have to live in fear of intimate images being distributed without their consent.
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Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel –
Trump opened his speech by noting that he has worked very hard for Israel, suggesting that if the Democrats succeed in their impeachment efforts, his popularity in Israel might open up new directions for his political career.
“I think I have an approval rating of 98 percent in Israel,” Trump said. “If anything happens here, I’m taking a trip over to Israel. I’ll be prime minister.”
via breakingisraelnews Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel –
GOP senator: Republicans don’t have votes to dismiss impeachment articles | TheHill
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to the Senate Republican leadership, says there are not enough votes in the Senate to immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment passed by the House against President Trump.
Republicans have discussed the possibility of quickly dismissing charges against Trump, which would just require 51 votes. But Cornyn said that would be a difficult hurdle for the GOP, which holds 53 seats in the Senate.
“There’s some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here. I think that’s not going to happen. That would require 51 votes,” Cornyn told reporters Wednesday.
17 Jewish groups call on White House to fire adviser Stephen Miller | The Times of Israel
Seventeen Jewish groups, including the left-leaning J Street, called on the White House to dismiss Stephen Miller as senior policy adviser.
The organizations, including American Jewish World Service, Americans for Peace Now, and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, issued the call in an open letter they sent Thursday to the White House chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly.
The co-authors wrote that Miller, who favors an immigration reform he said would benefit applicants who would assimilate more easily into American society than others, has “extreme viewpoints and advocacy of racist policies.”
Bush Ethics Lawyer Suggests Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Committing ‘Fraud,’ and Running a ‘Ponzi Scheme’
Richard W. Painter, who served as the chief ethics lawyer in President George W. Bush’s White House, blasted President Donald Trump’s personal spiritual adviser Paula White, suggesting the religious leader was committing “fraud” and running a “Ponzi scheme.”
The White House recently announced that White, who previously served as the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Florida, would officially spearhead Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative. Since taking on the official role, the prominent televangelist has continued to sell religious items that she claims will provide spiritual and material benefits to buyers.
“This ‘prosperity gospel’ scam by @Paula_White tests the boundaries between ‘religious freedom’ and criminal mail fraud and wire fraud,” Painter argued in a Wednesday morning tweet. “‘Send me money and God will make you rich.’ Now she uses her White House position to make her sales pitch.”
Tribal leader denied access to U.S. Supreme Court hearing
A tribal leader of the Yakama Nation in Washington state was not allowed access to a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday that involved the tribe, because he refused to remove his traditional headdress.
According to KomoNews, Yakama Nation chairman JoDe Goudy was told he could access the Supreme Court if he removed the headdress. In a Facebook Live video shot during the incident, a guard explains to the chairman that the headdress might influence the court.
Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated | Michael Stone
Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends predatory priests by claiming it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated.
In a bizarre, insensitive, and outrageous post, Bill Donohue, president of the very conservative Catholic League, attacked the recent grand jury report documenting the rape and sexual abuse of over a 1,000 children by hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania.
Donohue called the report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court an “obscene lie” while defending the Catholic Church and their deplorable record of covering up and enabling the rape and sexual abuse of children by predatory priests.
This 19-Year-Old Saudi Gang Rape Victim Was Punished With 200 Lashes | Think About Now
A 19-year-old woman who was the victim of a violent gang rape in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of being “indecent” at the time of the attack because she was not accompanied by a male guardian.
According to CNN, The government defended the outrageous court decision, saying that the victim was at fault, and noting that Saudi courts abide by Sharia law which dictates that a woman cannot be in public without a male guardian.
Republicans who demanded public impeachment hearings leave as questions start
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows walked out of the hearing room almost as soon as testimony began.
For weeks, House Republican lawmakers have condemned Democrats for the process in which they’ve conducted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
GOP lawmakers said that the closed-door depositions the House was holding were fundamentally unfair, and demanded public hearings begin.
Yet as soon as the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing on Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers who loudly demanded public hearings previously walked out of the room.
Guess Who Is Preparing For A Major Stock Market Crash?
Pessimism is spreading like wildfire on Wall Street, and this is particularly true among one very important group of investors. And considering how much money they have, it may be wise to listen to what they are telling us. According to a very alarming survey that was recently conducted by UBS Wealth Management, most wealthy investors now believe that there will be a “significant” stock market decline before the end of next year. The following comes from Yahoo Finance…
Wealthy people around the globe are hunkering down for a potentially turbulent 2020, according to UBS Global Wealth Management.
A majority of rich investors expect a significant drop in markets before the end of next year, and 25% of their average assets are currently in cash, according to a survey of more than 3,400 global respondents. The U.S.-China trade conflict is their top geopolitical concern, while the upcoming American presidential election is seen as another significant threat to portfolios.
US is on artificial life support with accelerating QE infusions via HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of fiat currency. Once that ends, it all comes tumbling down. There is an end to this fake economy.
Trump Made Millions of Dollars From Drug Money Laundering in Panama: Report
President Donald Trump made tens of millions of dollars in profits by allowing Colombian drug cartels and other groups to launder money through a Trump-affiliated hotel in Panama, according to a new investigation by the organization Global Witness.
In the early 2000s, Trump was having financial difficulties and began selling his high-profile name to real estate developers around the world, the report said. One of these developed Panama’s Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower.
The report said the drug cartels purchased hotel units to hide the origins of money earned through drug trafficking and other criminal activity, and Trump is estimated to have earned tens of millions of dollars from the deals.
Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!
All over the world, small farmers are being forced off their land to make way for corporate agriculture, writes GRAIN – and it’s justified by the need to ‘feed the world’. But it’s the small farmers that are the most productive, and the more their land is grabbed, the more global hunger increases. We must give them their land back!
The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. As part of the celebrations, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released its annual ‘State of Food and Agriculture’, which this year is dedicated to family farming.
Family farmers, FAO say, manage 70-80% of the world’s farmland and produce 80% of the world’s food.
But on the ground – whether in Kenya, Brazil, China or Spain – rural people are being marginalised and threatened, displaced, beaten and even killed by a variety of powerful actors who want their land.
Leaked Stephen Miller Emails to Breitbart Directed Race, Anti-Immigrant News Coverage
Leaked emails from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller from 2015-2016 reveal an obsession with white nationalism, the Confederacy and the denigration of black and Hispanic communities.
More than 900 private emails between Miller and Breitbart News were examined by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch section, revealing that 80 percent of the messages pertained to race or immigration. The emails sent between March 2015 and June 2016 straddle Miller’s time as an aide to then-Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions and his later role on as a senior adviser for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign. Miller’s emails tout eugenics and white nationalist conspiracy theories and offer news tips to Breitbart on how to cover immigration and amplify stories about black and Hispanic crime.
Katie McHugh, the former Breitbart editor who leaked the emails to Hatewatch, told the SPLC that “what Stephen Miller sent to me in those emails has become policy at the Trump administration.” McHugh, who publicly renounced her alt-right ties and beliefs in an interview with Buzzfeed News, was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for an anti-Muslim tweet.
Trump rips Dreamers as ‘hardened criminals’ before Supreme Court votes on DACA
The high court is set Tuesday to hear arguments over the legality of Trump’s 2017 plan to rescind DACA, the Obama-era program that protects from deportation almost 700,000 immigrants who entered the US illegally as children.
The court’s 5-4 conservative majority includes two justices — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — appointed by Trump, whose administration has argued that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers by bypassing Congress when he created DACA by executive action.
Trump has made his hardline immigration policies, including pursuing construction of a wall along the US-Mexican border, a centerpiece of his presidency and his re-election campaign for 2020.
Just don’t use the word RACISM, or FASCISM.. because those words are TABOO.
‘Sully’ Sullenberger, hero pilot, shreds Trump, GOP: ‘This is not the America I know’ – Washington Times
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the former airline pilot who landed the famous “Miracle on the Hudson,” penned an op-ed Monday attacking President Trump and the “cowardly” Republicans who enable him.
Mr. Sullenberger, writing for The Washington Post, boasted about his own courage and leadership in bringing all 155 passengers and crew to safety in an emergency water landing on the Hudson River in 2009. He compared that to where the country is today, purportedly being led by “fear, anger and hatred.”
“To navigate complex challenges, all leaders must take responsibility and have a moral compass grounded in competence, integrity and concern for the greater good,” the 67-year-old wrote.
ICE is supposed to consider service when deporting veterans. It hasn’t been.
It’s an issue that’s affected at least hundreds of veterans, but the full extent is unknown because of a lack of record keeping, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement not only doesn’t adhere to the policy requiring a service record review before deporting these veterans, they also don’t track how many of them are caught by federal agents or ultimately deported, according to the report.
via Military Times ICE is supposed to consider service when deporting veterans. It hasn’t been.
Trump Settles Another Lawsuit, Agrees To Pay Scottish Government $290K After Losing Legal Battle | Highlight Hollywood
The agreement to pay the government’s legal fees ends the company’s bitter public dispute with the Scottish government. Trump repeatedly criticized former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond about the wind farm and warned that it would cause “almost total destruction” of the country’s tourism industry.
Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day | GQ
The Trump administration has been holding migrant children—whether they came to the U.S. alone or were forcibly separated from their guardians—in a network of makeshift tent camps since last summer. An unnamed official at the Department of Health and Human Services told NBC News that housing costs $775 per child per day.
That’s more than a $675 deluxe guest room at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. (The average U.S. hotel room costs $129.)
Maintenance reportedly eats up most of the $775 daily cost per child for the tent camps, since it’s difficult to keep temporary structures suitable for humans in a desert. In permanent facilities run by Health and Human Services, the cost is $256 per person per night, and NBC News estimates that even keeping children with their parents and guardians in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities would only cost $298 per night.
Alex Jones Loses Latest Appeals In Ongoing Sandy Hook Cases | WSHU
Judges turned down several of Alex Jones’ requests to slow down ongoing civil cases brought by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.
A Connecticut judge ruled last week that Jones had to give families access to financial and marketing documents related to his web broadcasts.
Families plan to use those documents in their defamation case against him. Jones had said the shooting was staged.
Newtown Parents Make Gains In Court Cases Against Sandy Hook Deniers : NPR
Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has been battling against conspiracy theorists for years, and on Tuesday he scored a victory against deniers who claim that the shooting that left 20 first-graders dead never happened.
A Wisconsin judge issued a summary judgment in favor of Pozner in a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book called Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, a 400-page book purporting a series of false claims, including ideas that the mass shooting was a FEMA drill to promote gun control and that the grieving father had fabricated his son Noah’s death certificate, which is a crime in Connecticut.
Sandy Hook lawsuit: Supreme Court says families of shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington | The Independent
If the Sandy Hook families win, advocates say, the victory will almost certainly be followed by further lawsuits and damaging disclosures about the way in which the firearm industry markets and sells its products.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was one of the most shocking mass killings in American history, and led to widespread calls for gun-control reforms as the stories of children getting gunned down at school spread in its wake.
Global Economy: Is the ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ About to Pop? QE on Steroids
The Federal Reserve’s bailout operations have increased its balance sheet by over 200 billion dollars since September. Investment advisor Michael Pento describes the Fed’s recent actions as Quantitative Easing (QE) “on steroids.”
One cause of the repo market’s sudden cash shortage was the large amount of debt instruments issued by the Treasury Department in late summer and early fall. Banks used resources they would normally devote to private sector lending and overnight loans to purchase these Treasury securities. This scenario will likely keep recurring as the Treasury Department will have to continue issuing new debt instruments to finance continuing increases in in government spending.
The Big Banks are Amateurs When It Comes to Manipulating Interest Rates
Even though the federal deficit is already over one trillion dollars (and growing), President Trump and Congress have no interest in cutting spending, especially in an election year. Should he win reelection, President Trump is unlikely to reverse course and champion fiscal restraint. Instead, he will likely take his victory as a sign that the people support big federal budgets and huge deficits. None of the leading Democratic candidates are even pretending to care about the deficit. Instead they are proposing increasing spending by trillions on new government programs.
Israel, Breaking with the US In This Supremely Serious Matter, Supports UN Anti-Nazi Resolution. UK Abstains, Raising Questions of Duplicity
It would appear ironic that most of the co-sponsors of Draft Resolution A/C.3/74/L.62: “Combating Glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and Other Practices that Contribute to Fuelling Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance” are nations currently under sanction by the United States, and some by the United Nations Security Council: Belarus, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and others, not under sanction, including Israel. This resolution was introduced by the Russian Federation.
The Soviet Union, of which Russia was the largest nation, suffered approximately 30 million deaths as a result of Nazism during World War II, and, of course, the entire country was destroyed. Highly placed diplomatic sources involved in the discussions which led to…
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The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen | FAIR
Army generals appearing on television to demand the resignation and arrest of an elected civilian head of state seems like a textbook example of a coup. And yet that is certainly not how corporate media are presenting the weekend’s events in Bolivia.
No establishment outlet framed the action as a coup; instead, President Evo Morales “resigned” (ABC News, 11/10/19), amid widespread “protests” (CBS News, 11/10/19) from an “infuriated population” (New York Times, 11/10/19) angry at the “election fraud” (Fox News, 11/10/19) of the “full-blown dictatorship” (Miami Herald, 11/9/19). When the word “coup” is used at all, it comes only as an accusation from Morales or another official from his government, which corporate media have been demonizing since his election in 2006 (FAIR.org, 5/6/09, 8/1/12, 4/11/19).
The New York Times (11/10/19) did not hide its approval at events, presenting Morales as a power-hungry despot who had finally “lost his grip on power,” claiming he was “besieged by protests” and “abandoned by allies” like the security services. His authoritarian tendencies, the news article claimed, “worried critics and many supporters for years,” and allowed one source to claim that his overthrow marked “the end of tyranny” for Bolivia. With an apparent nod to balance, it did note that Morales “admitted no wrongdoing” and claimed he was a “victim of a coup.” By that point, however, the well had been thoroughly poisoned.
Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support
November 12, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – When Luis Fernando Camacho stormed into Bolivia’s abandoned presidential palace in the hours after President Evo Morales’s sudden November 10 resignation, he revealed to the world a side of the country that stood at stark odds with the plurinational spirit its deposed socialist and Indigenous leader had put forward.
With a Bible in one hand and a national flag in the other, Camacho bowed his head in prayer above the presidential seal, fulfilling his vow to purge his country’s Native heritage from government and “return God to the burned palace.”
“Pachamama will never return to the palace,” he said, referring to the Andean Mother Earth spirit. “Bolivia belongs to Christ.”
Far-right Bolivian opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho in Bolivia’s presidential palace with a Bible, after the coup
Bolivia’s extreme right-wing opposition had overthrown leftist President Evo Morales that day, following demands by the country’s military leadership that he step down.
Virtually unknown outside his country, where he had never won a democratic election, Camacho stepped into the void. He is a powerful multi-millionaire named in the Panama Papers, and an ultra-conservative Christian fundamentalist groomed by a fascist paramilitary notorious for its racist violence, with a base in Bolivia’s wealthy separatist region of Santa Cruz.
The Hybrid War on Bolivia isn’t over by a long shot, but it did in fact succeed in its most immediate aim of carrying out regime change against democratically re-elected and legitimate President Morales, so it’s important to review how this happened in the hope that other countries can better prepare themselves for responding to asymmetrical warfare campaigns such as this one if they’re ever targeted in the future.
Morales Will Make It To Mexico
The news that (“former”) President Morales will be flying to Mexico after being granted political asylum there was met with relief by his many supporters all across the world who were worried that the newly imposed pro-US coup authorities in his homeland were planning to execute him just like they did Che Guevaro a little more than half a century ago. The Bolivian leader pledged on Twitter
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By Caitlin Johnstone
November 12, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the US government, but you’d hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines.
“Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down following accusations of election fraud” proclaims CNN.
“Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests” reportsThe Washington Post.
“Bolivian Leader Evo Morales Steps Down” saysThe New York Times.
“Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid fraud poll protests” declares the BBC.
“President of Bolivia steps down amid allegations of election rigging” we are informed by Telegraph.
“Bolivia’s President Morales resigns after backlash to disputed election” says the Sydney Morning Herald.
So there you have it. The indigenous leader of a socialist South American government which has successfully lifted masses of people out of crushing poverty, which…
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Evo Morales has announced he will resign as president of Bolivia
after the military called for him to step down and the police withdrew
their support following weeks of unrest over disputed election results.
In a televised address, Bolivia’s president of nearly 14 years said
he was stepping down for the “good of the country”. but added in an
attack on opponents whom he had accused of a coup attempt: “Dark forces
have destroyed democracy.”
Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, later said on Twitter
that the police had an “illegal” warrant for his arrest and that
“violent groups” had attacked his home in Cochabamba, a city in central Bolivia.
Bolivians celebrate the resignation of Evo Morales in La Paz. Photograph: Juan Carlos Torrejon/EPA
The commander of Bolivia’s police force said in a television interview that there was no warrant for Morales’s arrest. Video circulating on social media showed…
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A few weeks back Boris Johnson made reference to how the UK would shortly be building mini fusion reactors, courtesy of a generous grant of UK government funding (and thus brexit wasn’t going to be the disaster to UK science everyone is predicting). Of course, the actual nuclear scientists were quick to point out that this is about as accurate as pretty much any other Boris Johnson statement. Such as his claim there will be no border checks between Ireland and the UK post-brexit (which would result in the UK facing sanctions from the WTO, the EU, and the US, plus he’d be unable to prevent counterfeit goods or smugglers flooding the UK market and why would anyone give the UK a trade deal if you can smuggle stuff across the UK border via NI tariff free?).
As for the prospects of mini-nukes rolling out across the country, polls show little public support with very few willing to live close to such a reactor. And as I’ve mentioned before, the downside of mini-nukes is their lower economies of scale, something even nuclear industry sources are quick to acknowledge, while talking up the benefits of them as a niche energy source. Given the fact that the two main obstacles to nuclear power right now are the high costs and the low level of public support, why in blue blazes would you pursue a form of nuclear that is more expensive and creates more flash points for public opposition. In fact it probably explains why RR have been in talks with the French about selling off some of their nuclear business.
6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Spirituality | Wake Up World
Notice Signs and Symbols
Becoming more observant can also be a powerful aid to spiritual growth. Signs and symbols all around you can provide insight into what you’re struggling with, if only you open your eyes and look. Whether you believe these signs come from angels, or from your higher consciousness, or from a universal life force, they can be hugely positive in your life if you take the time to seek them and to appreciate them. Start to notice synchronicity and discover its value for yourself.
Creativity of any kind, whether it’s dance, painting, baking, sculpting, crafting, playing music or simply doodling, frees you from your rational mind and allows your higher consciousness to develop. Unless you’re lucky enough to work in a creative job, it’s often hard to find the time for creative hobbies – but I bet you’ve noticed that when you do make the time, being creative transports you to a world away from your everyday cares. Creativity is a great stress reliever in that way, but it’s also a doorway into altered states of consciousness and flow, which can enhance your spiritual understanding of yourself and the wider world.
The Dalai Lama said “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Make it your mission in life to simply be kind. Where you have a choice of different reactions to something someone has done or said, always choose the kindest and most tolerant reaction. It’s not always easy, but it is always worthwhile.
via Wake Up World 6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Spirituality | Wake Up World
Something Very Strange Seems to Be Synchronizing Distant Galaxies
“The observed coherence must have some relationship with large-scale structures, because it is impossible that the galaxies separated by six megaparsecs [roughly 20 million light years] directly interact with each other,” Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute astronomer Hyeop Lee told the site.
There have been many instances of astronomers observing galaxies that seem to be connected and moving in sync with each other. A study by Lee, published in The Astrophysical Journal in October, found that hundreds of galaxies are rotating in exactly the same way, despite being millions of light years apart.
And a separate study, published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2014, found supermassive black holes aligning with each other, despite being billions of light years apart.
Don Jr. tried to ‘trigger’ liberals in UCLA appearance. It didn’t end well for him.
See what I mean?,” Junior responded, thinking this proved his point. “And that is the problem. And the reason oftentimes it doesn’t make sense to do the Q&A is not because we’re not willing to talk about the questions, cause we do. No. It’s because people hijack it with nonsense looking to go for some sort of sound bite. You have people spreading nonsense, spreading hate, trying to take over the room.” Uh huh. A Trump objecting to spreading nonsense and spreading hate? That’ll be the day.
That’s when the crowd started chanting “Q&A” loudly enough to really disrupt the event, leading Guilfoyle to start screaming at the crowd. “You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive and discourteous,” she said, before really trying to take them down a peg. “Let me tell you something, I bet you engage and go on online dating because you’re impressing no one here to get a date in person.” Reading the quotes does not do the moment justice, though. Check out the video below—and consider the adjectives Republicans would be applying had a prominent liberal woman done that.
Anyway, soon after that, Junior and Guilfoyle fled the stage as the chanting continued. But again, this was not coming from the “triggered” left they had hoped to mock. One of the leaders of the protest insisted that their problem was not with Junior and Guilfoyle but with Turning Point USA, the founder of which was moderating the event. “They’re literally campaigning for Trump and they have to discriminate against his voters,” white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes said on YouTube prior to the event. “We’re going to make it known that that’s exactly what it is: a controlled conversation. People do not go to a ‘free speech’ thing and get dragged to the back of the line, kicked out, because they don’t fit the profile of what a questioner is supposed to look like.”
Two other protesters railed against “fake conservatism” and said “We wanted to ask questions about immigration and about Christianity, but they didn’t want to face those questions.”
It turns out that attempting to make liberals look stupid by “triggering” them with the very presence of a Trump involves said Trump being in front of a crowd that wasn’t hand-picked to cheer every word he said. And that hasn’t been going so well for Trumps lately, which is why they do it so rarely.
Here is an excellent article on the side effects and syndromes of radiation exposure and different ways to protect yourself and mitigate radiation from nuclear fallout. Thank you to Dr. Gabriela Segura for writing up such a comprehensive resource.
This article includes the following foods, supplements, minerals, and other research that includes antidotes and protective methods for radiation exposure:
- Deep-sea harvested seaweeds and kelp
- Black and green tea
- Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
- Alpha lipoic acid
- N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)
- Supplements: magnesium, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, selenium, potassium, melatonin, curcumin
- Stimulating the vagus nerve with breathing and meditation techniques
- Low carb, non-dairy diet (especially no milk, butter and ghee are OK)
- Sleeping in total darkness to enhance melatonin secretion
- Organic Germanium
- Activated charcoal
- Sodium bicarbonate
In a normal world, the United States would be honoring the veterans on the day set aside to commemorate their service, and the commander-in-chief would join in the appreciation for their service. We no longer have a “normal world”: Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) is sitting in the Oval Office.
DDT abused veterans even during his campaign. In January 2016, DDT boycotted a debate other GOP presidential candidates over a feud with Fox’s Megyn Kelly and held his own rally at the same time, ostensibly to raise money for veterans. According to DDT, it was wildly successful, and he claimed he got $6 million. He promised the money to 20 different groups, but a little less than half the money was donated to veterans’ charities, much of it directly from donors to the groups instead of funneled through DDT. The other $3 million apparently stayed with DDT.
Almost four years later…
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5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Washington State Biochemistry/Medical Science Prof – Collective Evolution
A study titled “Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression” published in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy outlines this quite clearly, and it’s only one of thousands of peer-reviewed studies raising multiple concerns in regards to this type of technology.
Is there really any concern for the well being of humanity within these institutions? If not, why do we continue to support them? Is it because we’re under the illusion that there is actual concern? And why do we continue to take power away from ourselves by electing corrupt politicians?
Anyways, in this article, I’d like to draw your attention to Dr. Martin L. Pall, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. Taken from his report titled “5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field(EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them,” he states that:
“Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”
SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more – Japan Today
The private SpaceX company on Monday launched a second set of mini-satellites as it builds a huge constellation of the small orbiting devices aimed at greatly expanding internet access around the globe.
A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, placed 60 mini-satellites in orbit, joining 60 others launched in May.
The American company’s Starlink network could one day total 42,000 satellites — resulting in far more crowded skies and raising concerns among some scientists.
Multiple companies are sending up 5G satellites, which then beam 5G microwave radiation back to earth. What could go WRONG?
Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi
Facebook user in Mississippi has posted a video showing touch-screen voting machines changing votes during Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election for the governor’s race. The video shows a voter trying to cast their ballot for Bill Walker Jr., only for the machine to change the vote to Tate Reeves.
Ummmm…. seems legit, Mississippi.As if you needed another reason to VOTE!
Posted by Sally Kate Walker on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Some citizens, however, are having trouble making their vote. Voting machines in at least three precincts have rejected votes for Waller, selecting Reeves instead. The error does not appear to have affected all of the machines.
Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies – Michael Song
The greatest threat from games of chance, raffles, and even the stock market is that they advance materialism. Many participants will desire greater winnings, valuing earthly goods over spiritual gain. This greed violates the Quaker testimony of simplicity. One gambles to win material goods; the more one plays, the deeper their desire becomes to gain material wealth at the expense of a meaningful relationship with Spirit. While gambling, people are reminded not of what they do or don’t have but of what they could have. The prize that they hope to win—money or free items—seems attainable. The fact that gamblers feel as if they are able to win makes them play repeatedly. However, the odds are stacked against them, so they will most likely not win the prize. Casinos themselves are filled with slot machines, conspicuous wealth, alcohol, and sharply dressed individuals, all looking to take someone else’s money. Casinos are indicative of materialistic life, and alongside chance, serve as a lure for materialism.
Gambling also works against integrity and equality because it incentivizes cheating. While gambling appears to be democratic with equal odds, gamblers often use weighted dice, hidden cameras to document opponents’ cards, or other devices to twist games of chance in their favor, thereby precluding the possibility of equality. Friends often define integrity as treating others with respect and honesty, but cheaters do not treat others with honesty.
Moreover, cheating also violates the Quaker testimonies of equality and community. Gamblers value winning prizes over treating their neighbors well. Gambling does little to serve the material or spiritual good of the community. Instead of using financial gain carefully, gamblers are likely to spend winnings on themselves, rather than sharing with their neighbors or contributing to the common good. Even the lottery, which is meant to be properly taxed and distributed to government programs like public education, has been shown to fall short of its goals. When people do win a lottery, their initial thoughts are rarely to give winnings back to the government or public good. Lottery winners are notoriously unhappy, so this good seems to also hurt those who win.
via Friends Journal Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies – Michael Song
Rick Perry Backers Land Major Gas and Oil Deal in Ukraine | Law & Crime
Two major political supporters of outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry were reportedly awarded a 50-year oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government despite bidding millions of dollars less than other potential suitors for the deal.
The Ukrainian government reportedly awarded the contract to Perry’s political allies just weeks after the Energy Secretary attended the inauguration of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in May. According to the Associated Press. during his time in Ukraine, Perry gave Zelensky a list of four people he believed were well-suited to advise Ukraine on energy matters; one of those names was Michael Bleyzer, a Ukrainian-American investor and longstanding Perry political supporter from Houston, Texas.
10 Reasons Why Denmark’s ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is Much Better Than America’s Crony Capitalism
According to per capita income data from the World Bank, Denmark’s per capita income is $6,000 higher than in the US.
GDP per capita (current US$)
Data from World Bank
2. Poverty rates At 6% of the population, Denmark has the 2nd lowest relative poverty rate in the OECD, well below the 11.3% OECD average. According to the US Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in the Unites States in 2014 was 14.8%. There were 46.7 million Americans in poverty.
3. Rate of employment With an employment rate of 72.8%, Denmark ranks 7th highest among the OECD countries, and above the OECD average of 66.2%. The employment rate in the US is 67%. In Denmark, any worker who worked at least 52 weeks over a three-year period, can qualify to have 90% of their original salary paid for, for up to two years. The percentage of out-of-work Americans receiving compensation from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level since the 1970s.
“Patriotic duty and the disease of nationalism lure us to deny our common humanity”
― Chris Hedges, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
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At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
— T. S. Eliot
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Benjamin Fulford: Weekly Geo-Political News and Analysis
Let’s take a look at some more numbers that prove this. From January to October of this year worldwide, $339 billion has been put into bonds and $208 billion has been taken out of stocks, and yet the stock market keeps hitting record highs. That’s because since 2009, institutional investors and households have taken $1.9 trillion out of the stock market while corporations, using private central bank funny money, have bought $3.6 trillion of their own shares.
Plus, according to the Wall Street Journal, 97% of listed companies are not using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in releasing their profits, meaning basically they are cooking their books.
Coca Cola is a good case study. To quote from The Daily Bell:
“If we just go back a few years to 2010, Coca Cola’s annual revenue was $35 billion. By 2018 the company’s annual revenue had fallen to less than $32 billion. In 2010, Coca Cola generated $5.06 in profit (earnings) per share. In 2018, just $1.50. And Coca Cola’s total equity, i.e. the ‘net worth’ of the business, was $31 billion in 2010. By 2018, equity had fallen to $19 billion. So over the past eight years, Coca Cola has lost nearly 40% of its equity, sales are down, and per-share earnings have fallen by 70%. Clearly the company is in far worse shape today than it was eight years ago. Yet Coke’s share price has nearly DOUBLED in that period.”