Emotional healing is at the forefront of your evolution as you continue to move forward in your transformation process. Many of you are becoming more and more aware of the importance of honouring your feelings, particularly those that have not been addressed that are connected to core wounds that are seeking healing.
The first thing that must be done in order to start that healing process is to create a safe space for yourself to do so. This means stepping in as your own loving parent, best friend, and wise guide. It means not only must you move into appropriate and healthy boundaries by surrounding yourself with safe people who support your health and wellness, but also that you must immediately stop your self abuse (verbal and otherwise), self judgment, and any choices that lead to further wounding.
We urge you to create a healing space within yourself, for yourself – a nest of nurturing, if you will, that will allow the healing to occur without the fear of being abused by another or by yourself. This means shutting off your negative self talk and replacing it with love, acceptance, and encouragement. It means committing to yourself to always give yourself the same loving care you give others. It means sitting with yourself in a whole new way which will allow the parts of you that have been yearning for your love and attention to have the courage to come forward and state their needs, and feel safe enough to not only heal but to integrate into wholeness within you.
If you could imagine the safest, most wonderful, comfortable space for healing to occur, what would it look like? If you could imagine the safest guidance and love from yourself, what would that look like, both for today and for moving forward? Creating safe attachment and wholeness within yourself is the key to moving forward, without fear, into comfortable connection and thriving in your highest expression of self. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Trump demands refugees be expelled ‘immediately’, without ‘Judges or Court Cases’
This morning Donald Trump again made the goals of his new policies clear–and again escalated his demands, this time to declare that refugees entering America be sent back ‘immediately’, and without trial.
We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. […]
Sending asylum-seekers fleeing violence back to their home nations without hearings is both unconstitutional and a clear international human rights violation, although there are few remaining Republicans who would be concerned by either. It is also enforcing American complicity in the violence they are fleeing from. It is the most expeditious path towards getting them killed.
Epidemiologist for CDC Says he Would ‘NEVER Give his Pregnant Wife’ a Flu Shot
Dr. William Thompson used to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older, but Dr Thompson admits he would never give his pregnant wife a flu shot because many contain thimerosal, a mercury-containing adjuvant that he warns can be linked to toxic effects and “autism-like-features.”
Star Wars Redux: Trump’s Space Force
Meanwhile, relates Gagnon, there is the “steadily mounting” U.S. “fiscal crisis…Some years ago one aerospace industry publication editorialized that they needed a ‘dedicated funding source’ to pay for space plans and indicated that it had come up with it—the entitlement programs. That means the industry is now working to destroy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and what little is left of the welfare program. You want to help stop Star Wars and Trump’s new Space Force. Fight for Social Security and social progress in America. Trump and the aerospace industry can’t have it both ways—it’s going to be social progress or war in space.”
As Robert Anderson of New Mexico, a board member of the Global Network, puts it: “There is no money for water in Flint, Michigan or a power grid in Puerto Rico, but there is money to wage war in space.”
Or as another Global Network director, J. Narayana Rao of India, comments: “President Donald Trump has formally inaugurated weaponization of space in announcing that the U.S. should establish a Space Force which will lead to an arms race in outer space.”
via Counterpunch Star Wars Redux: Trump’s Space Force
The contaminated ground surface at Savannah River Site (SRS) is a result of the decades of work that has been performed maintaining the country’s nuclear stockpile and performing research and development on nuclear materials. The volatilization of radionuclides during wildfire results in airborne particles that are dispersed within the smoke plume and may result in doses to downwind firefighters and the public.
via Predicted cumulative dose to firefighters and the offsite public from natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in smoke from wildland fires at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina USA – ScienceDirect
Of course, since this is a pro nuclear slanted article, they completely ignore the danger of inhaled ‘hot’ particles. It only takes ONE hot particle inhaled into the lungs to initiate lung cancer. A tiny hot particle can also be absorbed and travel to other parts of the body.
An aerosol particle containing enriched uranium encountered in the remote
We describe a submicron aerosol particle sampled at an altitude of 7 km near the Aleutian Islands that contained in a small percentage of enriched uranium oxide. 235U was 3.1 ± 0.5% of 238U. During twenty years of aircraft sampling of millions of particles in the global atmosphere, we have rarely encountered a particle with a similarly high content of 238U and never a particle with enriched 235U.
Via Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
When you are trying hard to be positive, you are not quite there. The fact that you are trying and forcing indicates you are not able to access the space you desire, that you are seeing it as outside of yourself. You move into alignment not by forcing, but by flowing.
So rather than trying, we suggest finding things you easily accept. Look around for what you are grateful for. Spend time in activities you love. Surrender into the experience of happiness and see where the flow takes you. Meditate. Watch a show that makes you laugh. Connect with friends who lift your spirits. Go outside and pay attention to the beauty that abounds in nature.
It is the choosing of activities that make it easy for you to simply be in a space of open acceptance that shifts you into a space of more comfort and appreciation which then naturally creates the experience of positivity. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Above the World
Beloved, the physical body integrates itself fully into the Universe. Every part of a human body connects to every other. The ear is connected to your balance! Sound and sight and taste and smell and touch connect you to the outside world.
Furthermore, you are connected to the trees and the stones and humanity as a whole. You can look at yourself as a branch on a tree and know that blossoms plucked from you also serve a purpose. You exist for good reason, yet everything exists beyond ordinary reckoning. You exist as a blessing.
Each body on Earth connects to water and air and to the well-being of the entire Earth and children born or yet unborn. Everything influences everything else in the world from here and there and all-around the mulberry bush. If the body can be unified so, imagine how Souls unify in Holiness.
Oneness is all at once and eternal.
Of wondrousness is Oneness made! Oneness arose first. Never, no, never, was Oneness compiled in a machine shop and figured out later. From the beginning, I created My children as good as gold.
It could be said that existence arose as one sovereign burst from Our One Self. It is possible – what is a also possible is that this sovereign burst could be interpreted as the actuality of the Big Bang!? Why not?
Why look for intricacy when Oneness is simply One? Where there is Oneness, Oneness alone is.
This past Friday, one glaring example of this broadening influence played out when Salvini condemned bulk vaccines. Italy is one of the most stringent mandatory vaccine countries in the world. Large protests against mandatory vaccines have become commonplace in cities throughout the country. In other words, Italy is experiencing a fight for parental rights and now Salvini, after his comments on Friday, is of heroic stature for those who may not see eye-to-eye with him regarding his immigration stances.
Salvini specifically attacked “10 vaccines” as being mandatory by the government.
“We want to allow all kids to get into class, to go to school,” said Mr Salvini. “We will keep going because I believe that 10 mandatory vaccinations are useless, and in many cases dangerous if not harmful.”
Nuclear weapons conventionalisation has been referred to as ‘nuclear entanglement’, which essentially means the merger of nuclear and conventional weapons. Broadly understood, it manifests itself in the following ways.
Increased reliance on non-strategic (tactical) nuclear weapons:
As early as in his Dissenting Opinion to the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion, Mohamed Shahabuddeen, a judge of the ICJ suggested that assuming tactical nuclear weapons could be no more destructive than conventional weapons, they should not be less lawful than the latter. Hence, placing nonstrategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) at the top of ‘conventionalisation agenda’ is not a brand-new idea. Besides, it has recently been emphasised in national strategies.
The most striking example is, of course, the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which radically departs from its predecessor in mandating the development of a range of nonstrategic low-yield nuclear options. The Trump administration considers this departure necessary as a response to Russia’s substantial reliance on and expansion of non-strategic nuclear arsenal, which considerably outstrips that of the US. At face value, this means that the two most powerful nuclear-weapon states have embarked upon the rapid expansion of their non-strategic nuclear options.
Trump claims to be a peace maker, but has started a new Cold War nuclear weapons race, both in space and on Earth. All of this is totally illegal, but who cares, because 45 is the ‘great decider’ and whatever he says must be done.
‘Where are the girls?’ DHS chief shrugs, can’t say where migrant girls and toddlers are held
After a torrent out outright lies defending the Trump policy of separating asylum-seeking children from their parents and holding them in prison-like camps indefinitely, Nielsen was asked, “Where are the girls? Were are the toddlers?” After all, reporters have only been given photos and videos of men and young boys being detained, no sign of the girls and the younger detainees, some of whom are infants without their mothers.
Nielsen refuses to tell reporters where they are, and says she’ll look into that.
Combine this with the video of teen migrants girls being led around in a group at 2 AM with bags over their heads, and it is starting to look like really dark things are happening inside ICE.
Immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans – Business Insider
While the US’s immigrant population has grown by more than 5 % over the last 25 years, violent crime has dropped dramatically, according to a 2015 report by the American Immigration Council, a
The foreign-born share of the US population has grown from 7.9% in 1990 to 13.1% in 2013. During the same period, FBI data shows that the violent crime rate has dropped 48%. That includes murer, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Trump claims all immigrants are criminals, rapists or murderers. This is part of his divide and conquer method, which all despots and dictators rising to absolute power use.
“As a result of what I witnessed, I have made a decision that if I’m ever assigned to a flight with children who’ve been separated from their families, I will immediately remove myself from the trip due to the nature of this unconscionable act by my government and my employer’s complicity.”
Palmquist said he conveyed his experience to his flight attendant colleagues—who then pledged to do the same. The “inhumane” separation of children from families goes against the morals, principles, religion and spiritual teachings instilled within him.
Hitler also separated children from their parents. America is only a small step away from the ‘final solution’.
ox Broadcasting Co. used a 2017 report by the Social Security Board of Trustees nearly a year after its release to scare its viewers into thinking benefit cuts and further increases to the full retirement age are inevitable. In at least 93 news segments on May 21, dozens of Fox affiliates warned of an approaching time when Social Security tax revenue would be outpaced by its spending on benefits, without once mentioning that a modest revenue increase would solve the problem.
Dear Ones, there are many different paths to enlightenment but ultimately they all bring you to the same place – acknowledging and shining the love that you are. How you get to that state of acceptance is entirely up to you. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
How US Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Today’s Mass Migration – Consortiumnews
The 2009 coup, more than any other development, explains the increase in Honduran migration across the southern U.S. border in the last few years. The Obama administration played an important role in these developments. Although it officially decried Zelaya’s ouster, it equivocated on whether or not it constituted a coup, which would have required the U.S. to stop sending most aid to the country.
Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in particular, sent conflicting messages, and worked to ensure that Zelaya did not return to power. This was contrary to the wishes of the Organization of American States, the leading hemispheric political forum composed of the 35 member-countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean. Several months after the coup, Clinton supported a highly questionable election aimed at legitimating the post-coup government.
Since the coup, writes historian Dana Frank, “a series of corrupt administrations has unleashed open criminal control of Honduras, from top to bottom of the government.”
Organized crime, drug traffickers and the country’s police heavily overlap. Impunity reigns in a country with frequent politically-motivated killings. It is the world’s most dangerous country for environmental activists, according to Global Witness, an international nongovernmental organization.
Desperate to get out of this corrupt US occupied colony that means only suffering and poverty for those living there, people are traveling North to America. Then they get labeled as ‘criminals’ and are tossed into ICE corporate owned privatized PRISONS. After a MASS TRIAL, they get flown back to their country they just escaped from, as convicts
In a blog post titled “Under the Volcano,” legendary celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain also eloquently summed up these uncomfortable truths about the United States and its chaotic, cruel immigration policy as it pertains to people coming from south of the border: “Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children.”
“As any chef will tell you,” Bourdain continued, “our entire service economy — the restaurant business as we know it — in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers. Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are ‘stealing American jobs.’ But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position — or even a job as prep cook.”
The US would collapse overnight if all immigrants were forcibly deported today by extremist Republicans, who are for the most part, racist. PERIOD.
Migrant Children Sent to Shelters With Histories of Abuse Allegations
Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion in the past four years to private companies operating immigrant youth shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and sexual and physical abuse, a Reveal investigation has found.
In nearly all cases, the federal government has continued to place migrant children with the companies even after serious allegations were raised and after state inspectors cited shelters with serious deficiencies, government and other records show.
Since 2003, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department has awarded nearly $5 billion in grants through the Office of Refugee Resettlement, mostly to religious and nonprofit organizations in 18 states, to house children who arrive in the country unaccompanied. The program grew quickly in 2014, when around 70,000 children crossed the southern border alone.
Jeff Sessions Charged With ‘Child Abuse’ by United Methodist Church Members After Implementing Child Separation Policy
More than 600 United Methodist clergy and church members want to bring formal church charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Justice Department’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in separating families who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sessions, a Sunday school teacher at the Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, is accused by church members of child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church.
Red Cross Denied Entry into Trump Child Detention Facilities
Just to reiterate the crux of the Red Cross tweet:
“We have offered assistance to federal gov’t authorities, but without permission, we can’t access facilities.”
This is eerily reminiscent of Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. The Red Cross was repeatedly forbidden from touring concentration camps during World War II. Finally, in 1944, they were allowed to inspect the hoax camp, Theresienstadt. Just prior to the visit from the Red Cross, Theresienstadt was emptied of most of its prisoners, and was renovated so as to appear humane.
White House preacher heavily influenced Trump’s decision to tear families apart
As reported by Andrew L. Seidel, the day prior to Sessions using the bible to defend Trump’s cruel child kidnapping crusade, preacher Drollinger’s bible lesson centered around “The Importance of Parenting and the Course of the Nation,” beginning with need to force “obedience to a nation’s laws” with the same cruel abuse as a good god-fearing parent. The lesson included scriptural citations of Proverbs 28:4 and Romans 13:32 – the latter being the passage Sessions used to justify the tearing children from their parents. In fact, it is almost certain that Sessions jotted down some notes from Drollinger’s lesson verbatim because as the White House preacher has often boasted:
“Jeff Sessions [will] go out the same day I teach him something and he’ll do it on camera. And I just think, man, these guys are faithful, available, and teachable.”
Obviously, because he has no expertise in anything of value to the people or the government, preacher Drollinger considers that his job does not entail advising or influencing Trump’s policies, it is manipulating them; and no members of Trump’s cabal are more easily manipulated thanSessions and aspiring preacher Mike Pence.
According to documents in the FOIA request, Drollinger provided the Trump cabal with the exact rationale supporting separating families using the same theological arguments “espoused in his previous Bible study entitled “What the Bible Says About Our Illegal Immigration Problem.” When Sessions was railed on for using the Christian bible to justify ripping families apart, Drollinger rushed to his defense with bible in hand. Drollinger defended Sessions with a “theological explanation of the child separation policy” from 2016 on the Capitol Ministries homepage. The “follower of Jesus” explained that there is “zero tolerance” for anything untoward or illegal in Trump’s America and losing ones children is an apropos price to pay for lawbreakers. Drollnger said:
“It follows that when someone breaks the law of the land that they should anticipate that one of the consequences of their illegal behavior will be separation from their children.”
“Stewart’s neo-Confederate sympathies and his support for white supremacists, including those behind the ‘Unite the Right’ rally, apparently aren’t disqualifying,” Princeton history professor Kevin Kruse said in an email. “Stewart is—perhaps with the exception of Trump himself—the highest level nominee with such views.”
The racist rot of the Republican Party is not a new phenomenon. Steve King has been a GOP congressman for 15 years, and on Tuesday he promoted an actual neo-Nazi on Twitter. King’s office told me that they had no comment on the tweet, which is still up on King’s Twitter page as of this writing.
So far, no Republican Congressional leaders have condemned King for his tweet. And the last time he made statements about immigration and white birth rates, he told the Hill that his colleagues were “patting me on the back” for the comments. It’s a claim that’s become less outlandish with time.
SOME SIMPLE FACTS YOU ARE NOT BEING TOLD
1. Seeking asylum in the US is not a crime. It’s an administrative process. After the hearings, the US can always no to the application.
2. There’s absolutely no legal basis to take the children of asylum seekers from their parents.
3. People who cross the border illegally and are found not to have criminal records used to be returned to the border they crossed. Now they are being jailed for six months – at taxpayer expense – and having their children taken from them.
4. The revenues for these interments are going to the shareholders of PRIVATELY owned prisons.
5. Privately owned Prison companies like GEO and CoreCivic donated nearly $500,000 to support Trump’s election campaign and underwrite his inauguration.
6. The Trump administration has no procedure in place for reuniting children with the parents they have been taken from.
7. The government will not disclose where the children they have seized are being held. Nor will they allow Congressman or the news media to enter these facilities.
Many people are being misled by the mass media into believing that all immigrants are ‘criminals’, which is actually racist Nazi Fascism propaganda, spouted by the likes of Trump, Stephen Miller and Breitbart News, among others.
Trump is trying to ‘reframe’ the debate into punishing all immigrants because they are ‘criminals’, which is the same thing that Hitler did to Jews. They all deserved ‘punishment’ and ‘camps’. The final solution came in secret and was never disclosed by the mass media. America is just one small tiny step away from that final solution.
DOJ Takes First Steps Toward Indefinite Detention Of Families | HuffPost
The Trump administration is now fighting in court for the ability to lock up migrant children indefinitely — along with their parents.
The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion in federal court on Thursday to modify a 1997 settlement that prevents the government from detaining migrant children longer than 20 days. Ending the limitations on the length of time kids can be detained, the administration argues, is the only tenable alternative to splitting up families that are apprehended crossing the border illegally.
Although the Trump administration argues the changes it outlined on Thursday are the only way to end family separations, the filing suggests parents and kids could be split up again down the road.
LEGAL Asylum seekers are NOT CRIMINALS. America is descending into a fear and hate based racist fascism.
Trump hates and fears all immigrants. He sincerely believes that they are all criminals, so he is locking them all up, including babies and children.
The fear and hatred is so deep, that the final solution is just the next logical step.
Military bases in Texas and Arkansas will begin housing tens of thousands of migrant children caught crossing the border illegally as soon as next month, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Five of thyroid cancer patients who received grants from the prefecture explained that they are not included in the data published by the review committee. Including patients that the prefecture was aware of in the support business, 167 patients have confirmed thyroid cancer. Including suspicious cases, it turned out that it reached 204 people
And here’s another irony. Abbott, who thinks that climate science is crap, managed to halt the renewables roll-out for three years when prime minister.
Turnbull, who promised never to lead a party that didn’t take climate change seriously, is now attempting to impose an effective 10-year moratorium on those same technologies.
Note: The ESB last week released the draft of their detailed policy documents after 5pm on Friday, which as we noted then is the time traditionally used by institutions to take out their dirty washing.
The release of a further 10 detailed policy papers was flagged for this week. The latest word as we finalised our newsletter at 3pm was that: “it will be released later Friday afternoon.” More dirty washing. Not a good look.
Amazing Oneness | Heavenletters
In any case, I prefer Oneness. Oneness is the claim I establish. Beloved, ten horses could not pry apart what you and I are to each other, and why would anyone try to pry Oneness apart? Nor, Beloved, could pliers possibly ply Oneness into less than Oneness. I am not called Almighty God for nothing. I bequeath Myself to you. Indeed, I AM your inheritance. In your DNA, AM I. In this sense, I have proprietary rights, which include Oneness with you free and clear.
Oneness means Oneness. We are not two factions of One God. By no means are either of us or I two halves of One God through the terrains of life. We are awakened somewhat to My Glory and therefore to the Glory of your Self, hand in hand with Mine in ordinary life and also far and beyond to the furthest extent of life while thou art in Heaven.
In the fullness of One, I burst forth in song to Amazing Oneness from the mountain tops. Be sure to know that Oneness isn’t two halves. There is nothing more to add to Oneness. The whole gang’s here. We are at the apex now, yet there is always more to express, and express We do. To express is not the same as describing. You can reveal, yet not describe. Throw your arms up wide to the Heavens in jubilation with Me. Never do We go along except hand in hand.
Heretofore, you have hidden yourself in plain view away from yourself. Now, We stand tall in this Our Congregate of One. We are exactly in full Oneness. We are not pinned together. We are One.
Wholeness is wholeness, and We are It, you and I, One, Seamless Whole.
Zara, Brand That Made Melania’s ‘Don’t Care’ Jacket Used To Design Holocaust Shirt, Swastika Bag
Zara claimed that their shirt was modeled on the star that a wild west sheriff would wear, but Marshall Dillon never wore stripes, horizontal or vertical. Neither did The Rifleman.
This isn’t the brand’s first misstep in regards to Nazi-inspired clothing. In 2007, the brand removed from stores a line of handbags with a symbol on them that resembled a swastika.
Trump’s Executive Order for Illegal Immigrant Families has More Holes Than Swiss Cheese
Upon closer examination of Trump’s highly touted Executive Order, the media’s knee-jerk reaction in describing this as an ‘embarrassing capitulation’ for the President speaks to their failure to understand his perception management strategy, since the reality of the situation is that he really just used their leftist-liberal tactics against them in masterfully manipulating the optics to portray his action as the opposite of what it truly is, which is more or less retaining the status quo despite describing it differently in ‘legalese’.
Trump Organization Won’t Track All Foreign Government Payments – The Atlantic
Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, part of an effort to avoid even the appearance of a conflict with the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
Now, however, the Trump Organization is telling Congress that determining exactly how much of its profits come from foreign governments is simply more trouble than it’s worth.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen, announced that he is now representing whistleblowers inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who “reached out to us to provide us with info as to what is really going on.”
via theguardiansofdemocracy Attorney Michael Avenatti Representing ICE Whistleblowers: ‘We Are Going To Blow This Wide Open’
Nobel Committee Member: Trump Is No Longer ‘Moral Leader Of His Country Or The World’
Thorbjorn Jagland, a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the secretary general of Council of Europe, condemned President Trump for his administration’s policy of separating children from their families at the border, saying that Trump is “no longer the moral leader of his country or the world.”
“What is happening at the border where he is separating children from their parents is a sign that he is no longer the moral leader of his country or the world,” Jagland said, according to Agence-France Press.
“He cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world,” he added.
via theguardiansofdemocracy Nobel Committee Member: Trump Is No Longer ‘Moral Leader Of His Country Or The World’
Melania Trump Really Doesn’t Care, Do U?
The Reconciliation of Opposites and the Politics
The self is the world. The world is the self. If you wish to change the world, look deeply within and discover that the pain and suffering in the world have its origin in you, and nowhere else. The division is within, not “out there” somewhere, and only through the reconciliation of this inner division can the outer wound be closed and healed.
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the Kingdom.”
– The Gospel of Thomas, 22
The oil baron billionaires Charles and David Koch are bankrolling astroturf campaigns across the United States to kill investment in public transit, according to a “must-read” investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times.
“Since 2015, Americans for Prosperity has coordinated door-to-door anti-transit canvassing campaigns for at least seven local or state-level ballots. In the majority, the Kochs were on the winning side,” the Times reports, referencing the political advocacy organization funded by the Koch Brothers.
“Americans for Prosperity and other Koch-backed groups have also opposed more than two dozen other transit-related measures—including many states’ bids to raise gas taxes to fund transit or transportation infrastructure—by organizing phone banks, running advertising campaigns, staging public forums, issuing reports, and writing opinion pieces in local publications,” the report continues.
MidAmerican Energy Hits 50% Renewables In Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa-based MidAmerican Energy Co. provided its Iowa customers with more than half of their electricity from renewable sources last year, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) verified on Tuesday during its monthly meeting.
The IUB verified that MidAmerican Energy served 50.8% of its retail electric load using renewable generation. MidAmerican Energy expects this percentage to grow annually as the company completes additional wind projects.
Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with 100 percent renewables
Chicago, which has committed to power its 900 municipal buildings with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, has joined a seven-city collaboration to request price estimates for renewable electricity. The collaboration, led by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, also includes Los Angeles, Houston, Portland, OR, Orlando, FL, and Evanston, IL.
We hear these terms all the time. Migrant. Refugee. Asylum seeker. Immigrant. What’s the difference? Let’s break it down.
A migrant is a person moving from country to country for any number of reasons – better life, better job, more opportunities.
An immigrant is someone who moved to another country and has established residency legally or illegally.
Then there are refugees and asylum seekers. They both seek protection because they fear persecution based on a number of factors, including race, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Why it’s hard to trade and win
High costs. Most trading programs charge more than $4,000 for their workshops and tutoring packages. In addition, trading generates a lot of commissions, usually $5 to $9 per stock trade at the typical discount broker.
Too much time. It can take years of practice to earn trading profits consistently. Even if you are not trading on a daily basis, you will have to dedicate several hours a week to studying charts and related data.
Potential losses. Trading can lead to huge investment losses. This isn’t for widows, orphans and those with weak stomachs.
Tough competition. Financial firms have better trading tools than you do. High-frequency trading systems utilized by professionals make it harder for individual traders to succeed.
Much more at Kiplinger Our Man Goes Undercover and Tells All
The Big Wobble: Vancouver Island on the move: Episodic Tremor and Slip event feared after more than 150 tremors hit the island in the last 24 hours
“This is a really important piece of information to help us understand the subduction zone where these big earthquakes are more likely to occur,” said Cassidy.
“It doesn’t help us predict when an earthquake will occur, though.”
Due to the fact that Episodic Tremor and Slip events give a slight nudge to a locked fault, it is a period of slightly higher hazard but Cassidy assures that it is not a huge change.
“It is similar to driving in slightly heavier traffic than you normally would.
There might be slightly more risk,” said Cassidy.
“Bottom line is that we live in a subduction zone where earthquakes can happen at any time.
These tremors are a reminder to us that we do live in an active zone and to be prepared.”
It will take a week of monitoring the situation to see if a slip takes place
US Continues Trade War Against China With New 25% Solar Tariff
The United States imposed an additional 25% tariff on imported Chinese solar cells and modules last week in America’s steadily escalating trade war with one of the world’s most dominant economies and international powers.
US President Donald Trump and his Administration have been waging an escalating trade war against China over the past few months, but it was only last week that the trade war expanded to threaten the US solar industry, when US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer increased the number of product lines subject to a 25% tariff on imported Chinese products. The newly-imposed tariffs will impact $50 billion worth of Chinese products, including solar cells and modules.
This 25% tariff is in addition to the 30% tariff that Donald Trump imposed on all imported solar cells and modules in January of this year.
How Britain Facilitates the Shameful Israeli Naval Blockade on Gaza
40% of World Health Organisation essential medicines are inaccessible in Gaza. The only painkiller available at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is ibuprofen: the go-to headache remedy in the West is rationed between men, women and children who bleed and clutch their bullet wounds on corridor floors in the 24-48 hour wait to receive treatment. Once surgery begins more corners have to be cut; blood supplies are exhausted due to a lack of lab facilities to transfer it. Overworked doctors improvise and sometimes work miracles, but more often than not Palestinians suffer easily preventable deaths.
8,000 Gazans were shot over the last three months during the Great Return March, pushing a normally inadequate medical system into crisis. This crisis demands expedited cargoloads of vital supplies: something which should be easy for a a strip of land on the Mediterranean, where 30% of the world’s merchant ships are in transit at any time of year. However, Israel has enforced a brutal embargo on Gaza since 2007, and the UK Navy lends a hand to this siege that the UN Human Rights Council have declared a ‘flagrant contravention of international human rights and humanitarian law’.
Israel break the Oslo I accord by shooting at Palestinian fishermen who travel beyond 6 km from the shore, rather than the agreed 37km; they violate UN law by sinking aid flotillas and slaughtering humanitarian workers. If the UK Foreign Office’s stated objective to ‘stand up for human rights by working with international bodies’ was sincere we would not be assisting the IDF in their transgressions.
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster admitted in a FOIA request that the five British vessels have taken part in Israeli tactical exercises and defence engagement activities since 2016.
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Man Who Refused To Hand Over Immigrant Info To ICE: ‘Don’t Collaborate With Fascists’ | HuffPost
“Donald Trump and his administration is filled with white supremacists,” he said. “They don’t care about these kids; it’s a bargaining chip for him to get the wall because he desperately needs some sort of victory going into November elections so he can say ‘Look, we’ve got the wall.’”
Trump reportedly plans to sign an executive order on Wednesday to roll back his administration’s policy of tearing children away from their parents. But thousands of children are still detained, and it’s unclear how they will be reunited with their families. In just one Texas facility, nearly 1,500 children are being kept in cages. At other facilities, journalists and politicians who want to view the conditions inside have been turned away.
A trial began this week for a mother who was separated from her baby after the 4-month-old mistakenly received a Gardasil-9 vaccine intended for her older brother. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services seeks to convince a jury to terminate the parental rights of Anita Vasquez for her now 22-month-old daughter, Aniya Blu Vasquez.
Jury selection began on Monday, June 18, 2018, for the trial which is expected to last up to 2 weeks.
We originally reported their story in June of last year:
Infant Accidentally Vaccinated with Gardasil – Mother Blamed for Vaccine Injuries and Baby Medically Kidnapped
The previously healthy baby, Aniya, began showing symptoms of problems almost immediately after getting the shot, a vaccine which is not approved for use in children under 10 years of age.
Her mother sought medical attention for the symptoms that her daughter exhibited, asking each practitioner about the connection between the symptoms and the Gardasil-9 shot that her baby should not have received, but her concerns were rebuffed at every turn.
No doctor that saw her daughter wanted to admit that the shot could have any kind of side effects.
The doctor who made a medical error in giving her the vaccine has suffered no consequences, but the baby’s family has been ripped apart.
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected President Trump’s plan to claw back roughly $15 billion in spending approved by Congress earlier this year.
Trump’s War on Children is an act of State Terrorism
State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children.
Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society that has lost its moral compass, but has also descended into such darkness that it demands both the loudest forms of moral outrage and a collective resistance aimed at eliminating the narratives, power relations and values that support it.
State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.
Josef Stalin’s police took children from the parents he labelled as “enemies of the people.” Adolf Hitler, Francisco Franco and Augusto Pinochet all separated children from their families on a large scale as a way to punish political dissidents and those parents considered disposable.
via Counterpunch Trump’s War on Children is an act of State Terrorism
Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced the probe in a tweet hours after The Associated Press reported the allegations. They were included in a federal civil rights lawsuit with a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino youths held for months or years at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. The AP report also cited an adult who saw bruises and broken bones the children said were caused by guards.
Children as young as 14 said the guards there stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.
Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show | HuffPost
Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, a 1997 settlement that partly governs the detention of child migrants that the White House hopes to overturn, alleges a litany of wrongdoings at the ORR-contracted facilities.
The drugging allegations are among the most disturbing. One child cited in the lawsuit reported taking up to nine pills in the morning and another seven in the evening, without knowing what the medication was.
“ORR routinely administers children psychotropic drugs without lawful authorization,” a memo filed in the lawsuit on April 16 reads. “When youth object to taking such medications, ORR compels them. ORR neither requires nor asks for a parent’s consent before medicating a child, nor does it seek lawful authority to consent in parents’ stead. Instead, ORR or facility staff sign ‘consent’ forms anointing themselves with ‘authority’ to administer psychotropic drugs to confined children.”