THREE YEARS OF civil war in Yemen have created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with the United Nations estimating that 22 million people — three-quarters of the country’s population — urgently need humanitarian aid.
But aid groups have seen their worst fears realized this week, as U.S.-backed forces organized by the United Arab Emirates launched an assault on the rebel-held port of Hodeidah — the entry point for 70 to 80 percent of the food, medicine, and aid supplies entering Yemen.
Rev. William Barber: Jeff Sessions Using Religion to Justify Family Separations Is “Biblical Heresy” | Democracy Now!
REV. WILLIAM BARBER II: That’s why we—another reason why we’ve got to get in the streets, why we’ve got to have this massive, nonviolent, moral civil disobedience. Clergy and others have to come out of our sanctuaries. People have to come into the street, because this administration seems to be the administration of meanness. It decided to be the administration of lies. And now it’s being the administration of theological heresy. And I don’t just blame Sessions. I blame the congresspeople that are not challenging him, the extreme so-called Christian nationalists that will be quiet on this kind of stuff, who probably sent him that scripture.
Let me just say this, Amy. First of all, he’s misinterpreting that text. Paul actually was arrested by the government, because Christians challenged the government. That’s one of the reasons Paul ends up getting killed. So that’s the first thing. Second of all, the Bible is clear, from the Old Testament to the New Testament, that one of God’s primary concerns is that we care for the stranger, that we do not rob children of their rights, and mothers of their children, that we welcome the stranger and make sure that the stranger, the immigrant, the undocumented person, is treated like a brother or sister. You cannot find anywhere where Jesus or the prophets would say anything like what Sessions said.
Now, he is operating from a playbook. That’s the same kind of heresy that was used to support the genocide of Native Americans. It’s the same kind of biblical heresy that was used to support slavery and used to support Jim Crow. “It’s the law.” And that’s why movements broke it. And remember, Dr. King said any law that’s against God’s law and against the law of justice, we have a responsibility to challenge that law. America has a long history of having laws that do not line up with the moral demands of our Constitution or—
The Trump administration will reportedly withdraw the United States from the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. Reuters reports the decision is “imminent” and comes after the U.N. General Assembly voted 120 to 8 on Wednesday to condemn Israel over its massacre of Palestinians protesting nonviolently against Israel’s occupation.
Cryptocurrency Millionaire Kidnapped by Biker Gang, Robbed at Gunpoint
Nunez drove the victim around for two hours at gunpoint until he coughed up the location of his 24-word passphrase. Meza, who was caught on surveillance camera, and Guzman, whose head is inked with tribal tats, broke into victim’s apartment where they nabbed his digital wallet and stole $1.8 million, prosecutor James Vinocur said at the men’s arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court. –NY Daily News
Another downside of cryptocurrency revealed… This supposed type of money is no different than carrying around cash in your pocket, which can then be stolen.
The Military Contractor Making Millions Helping Trump Tear Families Apart
(CD) While outraged Americans across the country are calling their elected representatives and taking to the streets to protest the Trump administration’s forcible separation of parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, intelligence and defense contractors are raking in millions thanks to the cruel practice.
According to reporting by the Daily Beast, the intelligence contractor MVM, Inc. won an $8 million five-year contract to “provide assistance” in detention centers for unaccompanied children, and has made $42.9 million in less than a year, transporting minors to centers in Texas.
In a follow-up interview with Hadashot TV news, Zohar at first denied that he had spoken about the supremacy of the “Jewish race,” but, presented with a recording of his earlier comments, doubled down and reiterated: “The Jewish people and the Jewish race are of the highest human capital that exists.”
“What can you do? We were blessed by God… and I will continue to say that at every opportunity,” he said. “I don’t have to be ashamed about the Jewish people being the Chosen People; the smartest, most special people in the world.”
It is fine to have self love, but then to denigrate, attack and demean others is not ok. This dualistic consciousness of separation from others is what causes all of the problems of the world.
Self love is not an act of exclusion. It is an act of inclusion. It is finally treating yourself with the same love, care, and consideration you have been so mindfully giving everyone else. It is simply shifting into fairness and balance, which serves the wellness of everyone involved. If you have been feeling like there is a missing piece you must find in order to move into wholeness, it is entirely likely that what you have been looking for all along is your own love and attention. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
McALLEN, Texas — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
Thousands protest Trump administration’s family separation policy
One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.
This is how a person treats an ANIMAL, not a HUMAN. How far has the US sunk? Keeping animals in cages is ok, but not CHILDREN.
It is amazing how this reporter tries to make this all sound ok.. acceptable, and that the kids are ‘happy’.
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families | The New Yorker
Four months after the failure of Evian, in November, came Kristallnacht. At the time, Karola Ruth Siegel was a ten-year-old Jewish girl living with her parents in Frankfurt. Nazis showed up at their apartment to arrest her father, a salesman. As they marched him off into a covered truck, he turned around and looked at Ruth, who was watching from the window. She waved, and he waved back. Then he smiled, so that she wouldn’t cry. She never saw him again.
Two months later, in January, 1939, Ruth’s mother placed her on a train with other German Jewish children bound for Switzerland—part of the Kindertransport. Her mother hugged her on the platform, Dr. Ruth told Merkel and the rest of us, and, to keep herself from crying, she began to sing songs during the train ride that would bring her back to the happy time when their family was together. Dr. Ruth survived the war and the Holocaust in Switzerland. Her parents perished in the Nazi death camps.
Those who don’t learn from history are forced to live through it again.
Just like the US failing to take in Jewish refugees during the rise of Hitler and his racist policies back then, now the US is refusing to take in minorities, for racist reasons.
Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range
In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation.
That study concluded that nearly four out of five of the larger battery packs examined lost cell capacity three times faster than earlier 24-kwh battery packs that were studied.
This week, Nissan said it would issue a software update for the battery controllers to help stem the power loss. The software fix was reported by Clean Fleet Report.
via Greencarreports Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range
Study: HPV Gardasil Vaccine Linked to Decline in Fertility Rates in U.S. Women Aged 25–29
A major study has just been published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health looking at declining fertility rates among eight million U.S. women aged 25 to 29 during a 7-year period.
The title of study, published by Gayle DeLong, Ph.D., from the Department of Economics and Finance, Baruch College/City University of New York, is “A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25–29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection.”
The new fuel cell EV fleet will consist of 50 hydrogen Renault Kangoo vans, which ENGIE Cofely will deploy to service buildings it has under contract in the Ile-de-France.
Here’s the money quote:
The definitive installation will produce hydrogen on site with an electrolyser powered solely by renewable energy. The hydrogen station is designed, manufactured and integrated by McPhy, a leader in production, storage and hydrogen distribution equipment that serves the energy transition.
via TriplePundit Leading Gas Company Launches Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Fleet
Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Friday June 15, 2018
Many of you seek perfect relationships and wish to move into unconditional love. Our question is, if your partner is perfect how will you ever know your love is unconditional? The true beauty of unconditional love is the acceptance and safety it creates which supports everyone in their unique expression of self exactly as they are. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGate
Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGateSure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over.
People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” D’Alessandro said, adding he’s traveled the world, and San Francisco stands out for the wrong reasons. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.
“How can it be?” he continued. “How can it have gotten to this point?”
No mention of the growing income inequality under Trump administration. The income gap is widening. Poverty and homelessness are GROWING as a result of the 1 percent stealing the wages of the 99 percent and giving themselves raises, bonuses and golden parachutes.
The 1 percent use the divide and conquer tactics, plus added helpings of fear plus hatred, demonizing the victims of the corporate welfare and 1 percent theft..
On the Brink of a Bond Market Apocalypse! « Socio-Economics History Blog
Will the FedRes let the bond market collapse? It is clear that foreigners are buying much less bonds, from the latest auction results. No amount of money is sufficient for the deficits the US government is generating. In the end, the FedRes will aggressively monetize debts (QE) by printing money out of thin air. It is a currency event and the precursor to the collapse of the USD. Whichever way you look at it, even if the bond market does not collapse, it will be paid with useless toilet paper USD. It amounts to the same thing: a collapse (albeit via the USD). Martin Weiss warns:
Trusting Washington and Wall Street is bankrupting millions of Americans … and now they’re at it again! In the 1990s, Wall Street urged you to buy Internet stocks at 500 and 1,000 times earnings — and even tried to railroad you into stocks with no earnings at all. Result: According to the Fed, nearly $6.6 trillion vanished into thin air when those stocks crashed and burned.
Then, in 2001, Washington got into the act — driving interest rates to their lowest levels since World War II … helping to create the greatest real estate bubble in history … and doing absolutely nothing when money-hungry bankers and brokers broke every rule in the book. Result: The Fed’s latest report reveals another $15.5 trillion in losses the great real estate bust, credit crisis and recession.
The bottom line: In less than one decade, investors who trusted Washington and Wall Street were fleeced to the tune of $22.1 TRILLION! Now, by bailing out bankers, brokers and CEOs, Washington has created the most dangerous bubble so far: The enormous and rapidly growing explosion of federal debt — U.S. treasuries — dumped on investors worldwide.
An explosion of debt under Trump budget and tax bill… check
An explosion of bond sales due to Trump budget and tax bill…. check
What will the third explosion be? How long will it take?
Few people understand that during reprocessing of nuclear fuel, and the production of 68 tons of plutonium, Hanford emitted 8.9 Billion Curies of I131. This amount was calculated by a physicist, using known formulas used by nuclear scientists.
Excellent speech by Dr. Caldicott MD, well worth listening to and watching. She is an expert on nuclear weapons, nuclear plants, and the negative effects of invisible heavy metal radioactive poisons on human health. This is not something you will typically hear on the mass media or in any school or college.
via Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon? 60 Minutes – Hanford Released 1-8 Billion Curies Radioactive Iodine So Far, Human And Animal Negative Health Effects Detailed Around Ruthenium, Cerium, Plutonium, Strontium Radioactive Heavy Metal Poisons | A Green Road Journal
Despite Tariffs, Solar Energy Is Cheaper Than Ever
Solar auctions continue to drop to record lows in the United States, even as tariffs are imposed in favor of keeping the coal and natural gas industries afloat as renewable energy takes over.
The latest example occurred this week when a Nevada solar auction sold at a rate of $23.76 per megawatt-hour in a 25-year contract at the Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm, according to Earther. The facility is expected to be ready in 2021, and it breaks a one-week-old record for the country’s cheapest solar project, the report added.
That’s the unprecedented conclusion from top scientists in a special new issue of the journal Nature dedicated to Antarctica. They warn that if the Paris Accord fails to reverse emission trends, we will see “economic losses from the flooding of coastal cities [that] exceed US$1 trillion per year” within decades.
What happens to Antarctic is of existential concern to our coastal cities because it contains enough landlocked ice to ultimately raise sea levels more than 100 feet — and we are near a point of no return beyond which collapse of large parts of the Antarctic ice sheet will be unstoppable.
The Nature article that has been getting the most media attention is a detailed analysis of ice loss using three different methods that lead to one grim conclusion: Antarctica lost more than a trillion tons of ice from 2012-2017 — five times the rate of ice loss in the 1990s.
Global warming consequences are accelerating via MANY negative tipping points. Modern society must change radically and fast to survive.
SoftBank plans $60-100 billion investment in ONE solar project in India
Japan’s SoftBank is planning to invest between $60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors.
The report by public broadcaster NHK comes after SoftBank announced in March it would partner Saudi Arabia on a multi-billion dollar solar project that the company’s founder called the largest in the world.
NHK said the massive investment in India would be funded jointly by SoftBank and Saudi Arabia, which have already partnered to create the Vision Fund investment vehicle.
Unit 1 of the Wolsong nuclear power plant will be retired prior to the expiration of its operating licence in 2022, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced today as it also cancelled plans for four new reactors. The move is in line with the South Korean government’s policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy.
State-owned KHNP said its board had made the decision for the early closure of Wolsong 1 at a meeting today in Seoul. In a statement, the company said its decision was based on the “uncertain economic viability” of its continued operation and recent low operating performance. KHNP said it will “proceed with a follow-up process to acquire a licence under the Nuclear Safety Act to change [the unit’s status] to permanent suspension of operation”.
via World Nuclear News Early closure for Korea’s oldest operating reactor
GOP Lawmaker, Conservative Groups Express Interesting In Renewable Energy Businesses | Wisconsin Public Radio
More Republicans in Wisconsin say they’re getting excited about renewable energy.
While Democrats have traditionally led the fight for harvesting electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar, a few Republicans say they’re coming on board to the idea.
State Sen. Patrick Testin, R- Stevens Point, told attendees of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer during the weekend that he looks at solar and wind installation companies as job creators.
Yemen – The Starvation Siege has Begun
The problem is that the Saudis plan a starvation siege on all territory held by the Houthis and their aligned forces.
There are some eighteen million people living in those territories. Eight million of them are already on the border of starvation. The Saudis want to take Hodeidah to block food access for the people in Sanaa. If they succeed, or if the harbor infrastructure gets damaged by fighting, the eight million will probably die and another ten million will also be in imminent danger.
The Saudi media are not even shy about the intent. Liberating Hodeidah is a must for cutting the Houthi lifeline headlined the Arab News. Asharq Al-Awsat opined that the operations is necessary to “tighten the siege” until the Houthi “surrender to all conditions and resolutions”, “hand over their arms” and “leave Sanaa”.
The Yemeni lawyer Haykal Bafana points out that the Saudis used the same strategy in 1934 during a border conflict with the Imamate of Yemen. Back then the Saudis occupied Hodeidah and starved the population of Sanaa, the seat of the Imamate, until Yemen gave up. This is what they want to repeat:
Trump and his followers are all ok with this starving of millions of people. Genocide is starting today, and the US is once again responsible for it, participating in it, and supporting it, plus the millions of refugees that will be fleeing the country.
Of course, the US will take none of the responsibility for creating a refugee crisis of 65 million people globally today, as it refuses to take in any of those displaced, bombed out civilians, including children.
In addition to the war on terror, the war on drugs is also creating a huge amount of suffering, death and refugees, but instead of helping those affected, refugee asylum seeking children are put in dog kennel style prisons, forcibly removed from their parents.
Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death in Yemen. No Big Deal to US
More than a year after the defense secretary’s remarks, the US continues to make Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression possible, and the secretary of state has already articulated the official expectations of the US government in all its mendacity:
We expect all parties to honor their commitments to work with the UN Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen on this issue, support a political process to resolve this conflict, ensure humanitarian access to the Yemeni people, and map a stable political future for Yemen.
This is exactly what the US has refused to do for years. The US under President Obama took part in a political process that imposed a Yemeni government in the country that was unacceptable to the Houthis and the Yemeni majority, leading to a coup. This annoyed the US, since it disrupted the US use of Yemen as pretty much of a free fire zone for drone strikes. So the US green-lighted the illegal Saudi war on Yemen and made it possible with military support, including target choice, mid-air refueling, and a naval blockade. The US has consistently undermined any political peace process. The US has participated in bombing humanitarian access to the Yemeni people. Now, under Trump, people are calling for the US to head off yet another potential atrocity of mass death at the hands of war criminals. Yes, it’s the right thing to do, but it was the right thing to do in 2015 and then it would have been a much better thing and, possibly, even an effective thing.
Bird Song | Heavenletters
All aboard! Beloved, today is about to begin. We are taking off for Heaven today. Today is a day secured with blessings. A blessing here, a blessing there, blessing, blessing, blessing everywhere. Sweet blessings all day long. What else but blessings? Blessings are Manna from Heaven, and Manna from Heaven is for you. I leave a trail for you of Manna from Heaven to bring you to follow Me today. Manna from Heaven replaces bread crumbs. Follow Me. Sing a Manna from Heaven song.
Why not? Do you have ave anything better to do? That you are busy doesn’t excuse you. This morning, birds are busy singing. Birds are intent upon singing. Birds are meant to sing, and so are you. No more from you like:
“Aughh, it’s too early to get up.” No more putting the pillow over your head. Get up, Bucko. Sing and dance into your day. Have something you look forward to getting up for.
Today is a new day for you to greet. Hop to it.
Today has come all the way from Heaven for you. Are you really meaning to push this Fresh from Heaven Day back? There is no holding back the dawn from where I come. Wake up today with Me. How about it?
During the first three months of ICE’s 2018 fiscal year, the agency deported 56,710 people, 46 percent of whom had not been convicted of a crime. This year, ICE expects to deport 209,000 people (PDF). It is highly unlikely that Palij will be among them—even though Palij is a war criminal, the last Nazi war criminal living in the United States.
Palij served as a guard during World War II at the Trawniki forced labor camp, which also trained those participating in “Operation Reinhard,” a plan to exterminate every Jew in German-occupied Poland. He entered the country in 1949 without divulging his past and was later awarded citizenship, of which he was stripped by a federal judge in 2004 and ordered deported.
“During a single nightmarish day in November 1943, all of the more than 6,000 prisoners of the Nazi camp that Jakiw Palij had guarded were systematically butchered,” Eli Rosenbaum, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), said after the ruling. “By helping to prevent the escape of these prisoners, Palij played an indispensable role in ensuring that they met their tragic fate at the hands of the Nazis.”
via Daily Beast ICE Won’t Deport the Last Nazi War Criminal in America
Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents
Sessions — who last month announced a “zero tolerance policy” to criminally prosecute people crossing the border illegally — made his latest remarks in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, telling the group that the migrant families were to blame for their own break-ups and that his department’s separation of families was not “unusual or unjustified.”
Judge sends Manafort to jail after Mueller charges witness tampering | TheHill
Manafort was immediately taken into custody following the ruling and then taken to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., according to CNN.
Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., to narrow restrictions on Manafort or send him to jail amid allegations that he tried to convince two potential witnesses to lie to investigators about lobbying work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
The two witnesses reported Manafort’s alleged attempt to influence them to Mueller, according to The New York Times. In a court filing on Wednesday, prosecutors appeared to have inadvertently revealed the identities of those witnesses — previously only referred to as D1 and D2 — as Alan Friedman and Eckart Sager.
New US Solar Record — 2.155 Cents Per kWh! (with Escalator for Inflation) | CleanTechnica
We have seen solar power in the Middle East come into the low 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) range. We have seen it under 2 cents per kWh in Mexico. Misguided, casual observers claimed these prices only occurred due to heavily exploited labor, but now we have also seen 2.155 cents per kWh in the United States (h/t RenewEconomy). This contract was one of six contracts that Nevada Power recently signed. All 6 contracts came in under 3 cents per kWh. Update: This particular project had a 2.5% per year escalator for inflation. Another project had a higher price/kWh in the first year but with no escalator it came to an average of 1.795¢/kWh over the 25 year PPA period.
New York attorney general sues to dissolve Trump Foundation | TheHill
The complaint also notes a political contribution made by the foundation that the charity did not report. Trump Organization staffers said the failure to report the donation was an error, according to the document.
“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Underwood said in a statement.
“This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is launching a major effort to find immigrants they believe cheated during their naturalization process and strip them of U.S. citizenship.
Going after immigrants’ naturalized citizenship is not a typical process in the United States. It’s so rare, in fact, that most U.S. efforts to investigate naturalized citizens have focused on war criminals, like Nazis.
This is just one of many examples of the Trump administration’s hostility towards immigrants—and with noted anti-immigrant USCIS director Lee Francis Cissna at the helm, it’s impossible to believe any claims that this new directive is in good faith.
It would be one thing if they went after Nazi war criminals, but it is quite another to after minorities from foreign countries where the skin color is other than white, just to try and figure out a way to kick them out due to their skin color or religion.
When my husband and I look back at our lives before Gardasil, it seems dreamlike.
We were living our American Dream. We were married, had good jobs, bought a home to raise our two healthy kids in and were leading a vibrant family life.
That was until September 2, 2010, when we took our daughter to the Pediatrician and consented to the administration of a vaccine we knew nothing about.
Everything changed that day and the damage from one jab of Gardasil almost cost us every part of our American Dream including the life of our precious daughter.
The funny thing is that I am a paralegal. I research EVERYTHING before making a purchase or before making important choices especially decisions that affect my children.
In hindsight, we can’t imagine why, but we never thought about researching a vaccine. All we knew about vaccines was what we now recognize as well derived marketing slogans such as “vaccines are safe and effective” or “vaccines save lives.”
Every day, we wish we would have heard just one warning so that we could have saved our precious daughter from years of suffering and quite possibly a lifetime of health issues.
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
It is easy for me to identify my own process of awakening. It began with the dislocation of moving to Nazareth and being immersed in someone else’s narrative – that of the Palestinians. Then, I faced for the first time in my career as a journalist an impenetrable wall of opposition, even from my own former newspaper, the Guardian, as I tried to explain that counter-narrative. In fact, I found that the Palestinian narrative was invariably misrepresented as anti-semitism. These were dark years of disillusionment and the loss of a professional and ideological compass.
“The reason the Great Western Narrative persists is because it is useful – to those in power.”
It is in such a moment of bereavement – deprived of the consolation of the Great Western Narrative – that one searches for a door to enlightenment. It can be a long journey to find it. My door appeared while reading about the Propaganda Model of Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky in their book “Manufacturing Consent,” as well as stumbling across a website called Media Lens. They helped me understand that the narrative problem was not restricted to Israel-Palestine, but was a much more general one.
In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elite’s privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie – or at least, not most of them – it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else
via Common Dreams How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
Embrace Your Light | The Creator Writings
Dearest One, you have crossed a line from which there is no return. The changes you have made, the growth you have experienced and the things you have seen make it impossible. Now is the time to stand up and be counted as one of the many who are on the forward path. Yes, it may be frightening…”will they look at me like I have three heads?” (Smiling) Do not worry my love, those that resonate with you will come forward, shining their light! And, as your light joins with theirs, it will awaken the ‘sleepers’ around you. Yes, the time is here. Embrace it! ~ Creator
The instant-news media, working from press releases, not the Supreme Court’s decision itself, said that Husted, Ohio Secretary of State v. A. Philip Randolph Institute was about whether Ohio has the right to remove voters who failed to cast ballots in two federal election cycles.
Even the Court’s right-wing majority concedes that federal law strictly forbids removing voters because they skipped some elections. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 states that a voter purge program “shall not result in the removal of the name of any person … by reason of the person’s failure to vote.”
Sessions says the Bible justifies separating immigrant families. The verses he cited are infamous. – The Washington Post
The passage –“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” — has been read as an unequivocal order for Christians to obey state authority, a reading that not only justified southern slavery but authoritarian rule in Nazi Germany and South African apartheid.
But because the interpretation runs counter to so much of the Christian message, and drills right into the borderlands between church and state, the passage has also been incredibly controversial. In 1744, clergyman Elisha Williams remarked that the text was “often wrecked and tortured by such wits as were disposed to serve the designs of arbitrary power.” Sessions’s comments yesterday kicked up a similarly intense response.
Breastfeeding Mother Says Officials Took Her Baby At Immigrant Detention Center | HuffPost
An undocumented immigrant from Honduras recounted a story of federal agents separating her from her baby as she was breastfeeding, CNN reported Wednesday.
The unnamed woman said she was in an immigrant detention center awaiting prosecution for illegally entering the country when federal authorities took her daughter from her while she was trying to feed her. Attorney Natalia Cornelio, with the Texas Civil Rights Project, told CNN that in her interview with the migrant mother, the woman said she was handcuffed for resisting the separation.
Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Wednesday June 13, 2018
It can seem daunting when you are experiencing energetic shift after energetic shift. We wish for you to understand that it is a great indicator of your success on your enlightenment journey.
You are now able to navigate rapidly shifting energies better than ever before. There are several reasons for this. You have gained skill both in the areas of release and of integration. You are accepting of the fact that good self care is required and are learning to listen to your body and allow it to take the lead. Your trust is much better developed in the process which is allowing you to stay in a space of acceptance which makes shifting with far greater grace, ease, and comfort possible.
The activation of your lightbody and the embodiment of more and more of your highest self is a complex process that is intricate and intelligent. Your body and your soul know exactly what they are doing. If you are feeling overwhelmed energetically, ask for assistance. We are here to help! Also understand that there may be times where you need to isolate yourself temporarily to allow your energetic processes to occur. These times will not last one second longer than necessary and will lead you to deeper connection in the long run.
It can be very beneficial to begin a shift journal where you track your own unique symptoms and how they correlate with astrological elements, solar activity, or other energetic events. Making notes on how your body responds and what brings your comfort and relief will be very helpful to look back on, especially since when you are in the throes of energetic adjustment you enter into a shifted space which can make it difficult to remember what worked later on.
You will be able to, with your awareness, tell exactly what is happening energetically simply by listening to your body. You will get to the point where you will be so adept at knowing what is going on based on how your body is responding that you will no longer need to rely on external sources to tell you what is occurring energetically.
It is yet another way you are moving into being a willing dance partner with the universe and embracing your own mastery and connection with the whole. The more you are able to understand your own unique responses to energies, the more you will also start to see the energetic effect you have on others and different environments, as well, because you will have developed a deeper sense of knowingness and awareness within yourself and for the ever evolving energy you hold.
So again we say do not feel daunted by the waves of energies you are experiencing right now, but rather embrace them as proof positive of the work you have done, and how ready you are for even more embodiment of divine energy as an enlightening human being of divine service on the planet. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Tell Congress: Push Back on Trump’s Cruel Deportations & Family Separations – Action Network
Right now, the government is spending $18 billion dollars each year, just on immigration enforcement. It’s more than all other federal law enforcement agencies’ budgets, combined. That wasteful spending isn’t just destroying families. It hurts our communities, divides families,removes hard-working people who contribute to our neighborhoods and our civic life, and ultimately undermines our democracy.
Stopping deportations is sensible and humane. It resolves a crisis thousands are facing instead of prolonging it. And the practice of separating families at the border is cruel and inhumane and needs to stop immediately.
The Trump Administration has directed Homeland Security to send “100 percent of illegal southwest border crossings” to the Justice Department to be prosecuted. When undocumented parents are criminally prosecuted, their children are automatically declared unaccompanied minors, detained and transferred into government custody—despite the fact that they have loving parents who desperately want to stay with them, parents who brought them to the United States in search of a better and safer life.
Trump Jr. tells Fox & Friends his dad is running a ‘cult’ — and he couldn’t be more proud
Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday responded to Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) criticism of the Republican Party under President Donald Trump by admitting that the GOP has become a cult.
After the “Fox & Friends” hosts showed Trump Jr. footage of Corker’s criticism of the GOP, Trump Jr. initially called it “ridiculous” — but then he admitted the senator had a point.
“If it’s a cult, it’s because they like what my father’s doing,” he told the show. “You see real Americans actually winning for a change, conservatives actually getting things done.”
Republicans embrace the ‘cult’ of Trump, ignoring warning signs – The Washington Post
Fiercely and undeniably, the Republican Party this week confirmed its rebranding as the party of Trump.
Buoyed by a late Tuesday presidential tweet, voters in South Carolina cast out Rep. Mark Sanford, a firmly conservative member of Congress who had survived earlier scandal, in favor of a state legislator who had condemned Sanford for publicly criticizing the president. In Virginia, Republicans nominated for senator a Trump-like candidate with a history of embracing, as the president has, Confederate symbols and white nationalists.
ICE Keeps Legal Asylum Seeker Refugee Children In Prison Animal Cages That Even Chickens Are Not Legally Allowed In, As Evangelicals, Republican Party, And Trump Promote MAGA, ‘Family Values’ Via Racism, Hatred, Fear | A Green Road Journal
Republicans claim to be the political party that best represents ‘family values’. But when children seeking asylum along with parents are immediately separated from their family and then put in cages that are not even legal to house chickens in, what kind of family values are those?
via ICE Keeps Legal Asylum Seeker Refugee Children In Prison Animal Cages That Even Chickens Are Not Legally Allowed In, As Evangelicals, Republican Party, And Trump Promote MAGA, ‘Family Values’ Via Racism, Hatred, Fear | A Green Road Journal
Centrum – The World’s Most Popular Multivitamin Is “Useless”, Contains Toxic Chemicals And Artificial Colors
Ferrous Fumarate – This iron supplement often causes constipation which causes an overgrowth of harmful flora. As a result, you may experience gastrointestinal issues, a compromised immune system, and problems with nutrient absorption. This is an obviously bad choice for a multivitamin. (5)
DL-Alpha Tocopherol – This is a synthetic form a vitamin E supplement. Researchers at Oregon State University found that the body excretes this artificial form three times as faster than the natural. Meaning, the benefit is decreased threefold. (6)
Nickelous Sulfate and Tin – This would be great if you had a nickel or tin deficiency. Except no one has this problem. Even so, when minerals are bound to a sulfate, this decrease their absorption ability.
Talc – This is a mineral made up of mostly magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. However, talc can contain asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers. (7)
2. Fillers and Binders
Pregelatinized Corn Starch – This is purely a binder with no benefits. It is likely to be made from genetically modified corn which creates a number of adverse reactions, especially for those who are sensitive to it.
BHT – Butylated hydroxyanisole is a preservative that science has found to be toxic to the liver, thyroid, lungs, kidneys, and can affect blood coagulation. It can also promote tumors.
It is also known widely in the natural health world that artificial colors found in ingested products or foods cause behavior problems, such as ADD or ADHD.
Want your child to become aggressive, and out of control? Feed them products containing artificial colors and flavors.
Also, studies have shown that ARTIFICIAL man made vitamins such as Vitamin D actually cause harm, while the NATURAL plant based vitamins increase health, immune strength and more.
Big Pharma only makes money from artificial man made stuff, which causes harm. They demonize and try to make illegal anything natural that actually does some good.
Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees – BBC News
Unexpectedly, they found that eight of the 13 oldest and five of the six largest baobabs had either completely died or had their oldest parts collapse.
Baobab trees have many stems and trunks, often of different ages. In some cases all the stems died suddenly.
“We suspect this is associated with increased temperature and drought,” Dr Patrut told BBC News. “It’s shocking and very sad to see them dying.”
The trees that have died or are dying are found in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. They are all between 1,000 and more than 2,500 years old.
Youngsters “Disabled for Life” by Israel’s Shoot-to-Cripple Policy in Gaza
Writing in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gaza, Dr Nafiz Abu-Shaban, reports that the death and injury toll by sniper fire, as at 18 May, was 117 dead, including 13 children, and 12,271 injured, of whom 6,760 had been hospitalised, including 3,598 with bullet wounds. The numbers will be considerably higher by now.
Worse still, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who operate in Gaza, the Israelis have been using ammunition that causes fist-sized wounds of “unusual severity”.
In a press release dated 19 April MSF surgeons in Gaza report “devastating gunshot wounds among hundreds of people injured during the protests over recent weeks. The huge majority of patients – mainly young men, but also some women and children – have unusually severe wounds to the lower extremities. MSF medical teams note the injuries include an extreme level of destruction to bones and soft tissue, and large exit wounds that can be the size of a fist.
“Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone,” said Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, Head of Mission of MSF in Palestine. “These patients will need to have very complex surgical operations and most of them will have disabilities for life.”
She is reported saying that she hadn’t seen these kind of injuries before. The wounds appeared to be caused by ammunition with an expanding ‘butterfly’ effect.
It is a war crime to shoot unarmed civilians, period.
It is a war crime to use hollow point bullets on humans, period.
If any other nation did what Israel is doing to these civilians there would be Hell to pay, but somehow Israel gets away with all of this and worse.
Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia | GreenMedInfo
A remarkable case report documents a 14-year old girl who, after 34-months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission
There are plenty of anecdotal reports of the successful use of cannabis in treating cancer, but few cases occur under conventional medical supervision, and virtually none make it into a peer-reviewed biomedical journal as a case report.
Remarkably, however, just such a case was reported in Case Reports in Oncology last year, and involved a 14-year girl diagnosed with a form of cancer of the white blood cells known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Tuesday June 12, 2018
Dear Ones, just as you must exercise faith and trust during an energetic lull, you must also use your faith and trust during a period of acceleration in order to fully ride the wave of forward movement. This is all part of willingly moving with the ebbs and flows of the universe. If you surrender into each phase you will be harnessing the immense gifts that are inherently part of both.
So let the universe serve you behind the scenes and also allow yourself to have the full experience of tangible accelerated movement, knowing you are completely guided and supported as you do. The more you can trust the process whatever phase you find yourself in, the more you will find the joy and wonder in it all. Not resisting or restraining either allows your life to get as big and beautiful as it is intended to be. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Lindsey Graham Says Only Possible Outcomes From Trump-Kim Talks Are ‘Peace or War.’ He’s Wrong.
On Sunday, Graham appeared on ABC’s This Week to try to create a false choice on North Korea that would put the United States at greater risk of military conflict with Kim’s regime. The outcome of the Trump-Kim meeting, Graham said, could be just one of two things: “Peace, where we have a win-win solution, military force where we devastate the North Korean regime and stop their program by force, or to capitulate like we’ve done in the past.”
“Donald Trump is not going to capitulate,” Graham concluded, “so there’s really only two options—peace or war.”
This is true in the strictest sense, of course, because the relationship between any two nations can be described as a state of peace or a state of war. But real life is hardly so binary, and those two outcomes exist at the extreme ends of a continuum with nearly limitless alternatives in between. Indeed, if the only two choices were “war” or “peace,” we might have to be mobilizing for a conflict with Canada after the spat that has unfolded during the past two weeks between Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That obviously sounds absurd, and so does Graham’s assessment of international relations.
A Gift for You
It can also be that life holds more for you up its sleeve than you had given a thought to.
There is more than one choice of flour these days from which to bake bread, and more than you had ever heard of before. In fact, there is more under the Sun that is new than you had realized.
Your thoughts are not obliged to ramble on as if you have no say. When your life is a course for you to follow, then follow it. See where life takes you. What can you not discover when you earnestly open your heart?
Bewilderment doesn’t last forever. There is more to life than you have yet seen. There is no end to surprises before you, yet there is an end to the concept of calamity.
Go ahead, install joy into your computer. When you start up your computer in the morning, discover what life opens up before your very eyes. Be My Guest. Here is a welcome mat I lay down for you. Come. Come with Me. Here is My hand. Take it. Open up the Universe. Know My gratitude, Bright Eyes.
N.Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North
UPDATE: SEOUL, June 13 (Reuters) – North Korean state media said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against the North in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the previous day.
Trump was cited by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency as saying he made the promise after pledging to end joint military exercises with South Korea.