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.
We wish to congratulate you for arriving at this sacred day so markedly different than you were at your last solstice. Your solstices serve as energetic save points, if you will, that lock in your progress. This opens up a brand new platform for you to create, explore, and pioneer from for the second part of your year. The speeding up of your enlightenment process is clear to see when you reflect on how much has been achieved in such a short period of time.
This is a time of great celebration, for your up-levelling opens up even greater potentials and possibilities for both you and your planet moving forward. Take a moment to reflect and wonder at all you and your brothers and sisters of light have achieved by so diligently working on your own growth and expansion that also serves the whole so beautifully. You are doing a truly magnificent job. We salute you. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
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.”
Opioid crisis sending thousands of children into foster care | TheHill
In West Virginia, home of the highest overdose rates in the nation, the foster population has increased by 42 percent since 2014.
The number of children in state or foster care hit a record low in Massachusetts earlier this decade. Since then, that number has risen by a quarter, and there are now more children in state care than ever before.
In Ohio, the number of children in state custody has grown by 28 percent since 2015. Foster populations are up more than 30 percent in Alabama, Alaska, California, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota and New Hampshire since 2014.
“Children that are coming into care are staying in care longer because there’s a higher risk of relapse with their parents,” Turner said.
As the medical industrial complex monopoly degenerates into absolute corruption and fascism, the addiction rates to pain relieving drugs will keep on rising.
This monopoly that is the drug cartel is self destructing, because it is built on the unsustainable foundation of TERMINAL GREED. No free or low cost natural solutions are allowed, even if they have been proven to work.
Anything not sustainable is TERMINAL.
Drugs address only the symptoms, not the ROOT CAUSES of dis-eases. As a result, no problems are solved, and denial is the NORM.
Denial is not a river in Egypt.
Drugs cause brain damaged people who then act like zombies, believing whatever they see or hear on TV. People taking certain drugs cannot think for themselves, due to medications negatively impacting cognitive functions as well as emotions. Some drugs have a side effect of putting people into what is essentially a hypnotic state, so that they will believe and do whatever someone tells them.
Zombies lurch forward into the extinction event that they are creating and living in, without even being consciously aware of this basic fact.
No wonder zombie movies are so popular.
Declining IQ: A Race to the Bottom?
It goes without saying that these general population studies of intelligence trends do not begin to capture the tragic circumstances of children with specific intellectual disabilities such as, in some cases, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or fragile X syndrome (FXS). A recent study by neuroscientists at the University of California-Davis rhetorically posed the parental question, “What will my child’s future hold?” After assessing the IQs of children with ASD at ages two and eight, the Davis researchers found that IQ declined in about 25% of the children over the six years. Studies of children with FXS also have shown that IQ may decline over a relatively short period of time.
And the possible causes of falling IQ are…
Although researchers have speculated on possible contributors to the disquieting IQ trends, few have come up with any meaningful answers. The puzzled investigators of the 2008 Danish study stated, “the declines…seem to be real,” but “it is not easy to account for them.” Another group of authors vaguely discussed four causes ranging from the “cultural-environmental,” to statistical, biological or “hybrid” explanations.
In addition to prevalent toxins such as flame-retardant chemicals, heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum represent another category with documented detrimental effects on intelligence.
There is another far more concrete possibility, which is the impact of environmental toxins on IQ. In addition to prevalent toxins such as PBDEs (flame-retardant chemicals), heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum represent a category with documented detrimental effects on intelligence. Vaccines are one of the most widespread and ongoing sources of prenatal and childhood exposure to these metals. Prenatal exposure—as occurs with the mercury-containing flu shots and aluminum-containing pertussis vaccines now routinely administered to pregnant women—is particularly dangerous as early exposure can impair subsequent growth and development of neurons. The U.S. requires the largest number of vaccines for school entry of any developed nation, although compulsory vaccination has been trending upward in Europe as well.
Childhood brain disorders can have subclinical effects at the individual level that translate into large population-level effects.
Childhood brain disorders can have subclinical effects at the individual level that translate into large population-level effects. Harvard researcher David Bellinger believes (as quoted previously by World Mercury Project) that “Even a modest impact that does not push a child’s neurodevelopment into the range of clinical concern cannot be dismissed as benign because, if the exposure is prevalent, the total number of IQ points lost in the population as a whole might be large, and the reduction in the intellectual resources available to a society substantial.” Researchers already are openly expressing concern about the potential for a mismatch between available cognitive abilities and “the expected larger demand for non-routine analytical-cognitive jobs,” noting that “cognitive tasks at the workplace as well as in daily life and in organization, maintenance and especially innovation are rising.” Predictions that the U.S. is “on the decline” may come true unless decisive action is taken to ensure safe vaccines and eliminate children’s cradle-to-adulthood exposure to the intelligence-harming toxins contained in vaccines.
Many of you experience both a fear of success and a fear of failure. Both stem from a fear of judgment.
The way to overcome both the fear of success and the fear of failure, is to anchor deeply into the energies of faith and trust. Everything that occurs serves you in some way, and the experience itself, regardless of outcome, is what your soul is seeking.
If you can understand that all of it is directing you to your next greatest match and your next grand adventure, you can settle into the deep acceptance that opens the door to peace and truly living without fear. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
This is America: US leaders have praised dictators for decades
Last year, peace activist and former Green Party candidate for Illinois governor Rich Whitney, compiled research in an effort to dispel the myth that the US opposes dictatorships and champions democracy around the world. What he found would not come as a surprise to any rational observer of global affairs, but would surely shock heavily propagandized Americans who have been led to believe that their country promotes freedom and democracy since they were waddling around in diapers.
Analyzing publicly available data, Whitney found that the US provides military assistance to 36 out of 49 nations that democracy watchdog Freedom House classifies as dictatorships. In other words, the US provides military support to a whopping 73 percent the world’s dictatorships while simultaneously claiming to be the most virtuous and well-intentioned nation on earth.
There is one determining factor when it comes to the decision to lend US support to a foreign government or regime — and it is a simple one: If that government or regime is sufficiently subservient to Washington and serves US global interests in any meaningful way, it will be protected and propped up at almost any cost. Its crimes will be swept under the rug and human rights concerns, along with freedom and democracy, will go straight out the window. Every now and then, some US official may pay lip service to its supposed moral values by expressing “deep concern” over some heinous incident or other before swiftly moving on.
Maybe this is also the reason for Trump withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council?
Now there is nothing in the way of the US really getting serious about propping up and supporting the various despotic human rights violating dictatorships all around the world, which Trump praises and adores.
Israel’s IDF Snipers: Choosing Who to Shoot | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
That factor is the perception of the Gaza Strip as a free fire zone where anyone can be shot and killed with impunity. This perception has developed within the IDF over the years in the course of successive punitive operations. At an earlier stage in the process some kinds of target were still off limits, such as women and people holding a white flag. But in recent years the situation has reached a point where soldiers are permitted to shoot at anyone they see.
As a result, many killings lack even the most tenuous security rationale. In Operation Protective Edge, for example, one tank gunner was told by his commander to fire a tank shell at any target as commemoration for a fellow soldier who was killed. As a sort of game, he and his buddies tried to hit cars moving along one of the Gaza Strip’s main north-south roads. It may therefore be presumed that many of the Gaza demonstrators who have been maimed or killed were shot just for fun, to alleviate boredom, or to express hatred of the “enemy population”.
Is Israel guilty of war crimes, for shooting and killing unarmed civilians?
Is Israel guilty of human rights violations, as it occupies and builds illegal ‘settlements’ in that occupied territory?
Why is the US withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council?
Why is Israel pressuring the US to leave this Council?
US Remains Complicit in ‘Ghastly’ Sexual Torture at Secret Prisons in Yemen
Human Rights Watch described the expose in a 2017 report. “The details are grotesque: prisoners in these centers were ‘crammed into shipping containers smeared with feces and blindfolded for weeks,’ beaten, and trussed up on a ‘grill’ — a spit like a roast to which the victim is tied and spun in a circle of fire.” The report also noted that detainees “were also sexually assaulted, among other forms of abuse.”
The investigation found 18 “clandestine lockups” in southern Yemen operated by the UAE or Yemeni security forces following an extensive investigation that included talking to former prisoners, the families of people in detention, attorneys and Yemeni defense officials.
The torture practices go way beyond waterboarding. “Grilling” involves tying individuals to skewers and twirling them over fires, according to the report. Detainees are shuttled to black sites located within airports, military outposts and even inside nightclubs. The Yemen probe may reveal only part of the secret operations. Select detainees have also been sent to an Emirati base in Eritrea, Yemen Interior Minister Hussein Arab said last year.
Why is there no mention of any of this by Trump or his favorite entertainment outlet; FOX?
And then a person can wonder as the US withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council; how and why did that happen?
Is there a connection to this withdrawal from the Human Rights Council and the US support of torture by the best friends of the US, such as Saudi Arabia, which is known for beheading anyone critical of the despotic KING?
Communist China is also a best friend of the US, and it is also a despotic, human rights violating country, which allows no freedoms or basic human rights to it’s citizens. The leader of that country just appointed himself to life as effective dictator in chief, and Trump applauded this leader.
Israel is effectively a racist Apartheid state, led by an authoritarian regime, and it is best friends with the US and Trump, with the Trump regime never uttering a word against the human rights violations that Israel is guilty of front, left, right and center.
Today is for something and not nothing. Yes, today is a free ride, and yet you don’t just sit there. You have a once in a lifetime adventure before you. You are not baggage in this day. You are an artist and writer of days. You are not solely a passenger. Get up front and steer your day Heavenward. I am on the lookout for you.
If today is for you to do as you will, what do you will? What would you like this day to look like? What garden would you like to plant? What would you like life today to look like? What is all this that you would like to get done? And what would you be delighted to have appear before you? What would you like to realize that you have never realized before? What matters to you today? What are you here for to make today divine?
Surely today is more than a day to get through. This could be a day to be agog with. Why not? Today is a day of all possibilities. Pick one! Pick two! Pick three! Possibilities are not endings, you understand. Pick beginnings! What if the world is your oyster? What could this mean to you?
Climb high. Do not fear the heights. Do not lay low. Here is one wonderful day like another arrow in your quiver. What do you aim your arrow at?
Love? Merit? What form might joy take for you today?
US Slams Human Rights Groups, Blames Them for Leaving UN Human Rights Council
In an official letter sent to a large number of international human rights groups, US Ambassador Nikki Haley angrily attacked those organizations and said that their refusal to back US interests was a “contributing factor” in the US withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council.
This centers on an attempt in late 2017 to push for “reforms” of the UN Human Rights Council, which centered chiefly on Haley insisting that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank be permanently removed from the agenda at the council. The main focus was barring the council from publishing a list of countries that do business in illegal Israeli settlements.
Denial is not a river in Egypt.
The US is supporting Apartheid in Israel, and blaming human rights groups plus the victims of that Apartheid policy in Israel, as it leaves the UN human rights council.
Denial is what happened in Nazi Germany during the rise of Hitler.
Will history have to repeat itself?
Hitler started by demonizing the victims, just as Trump is doing now.
Hitler started by building large numbers of ‘detention’ camps, which then led to the ‘final solution’, via racist hatred/fear.
Hitler separated children from their parents and sent them to ‘camps’, just as Trump is doing today.
After months of threats, the Trump Administration announced Tuesday that they are withdrawing the United States from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Officials said the move was because the body is too often critical of Israel’s human rights record.
Israel has long agitated for the US to withdraw from the body, and ratchets that up every time the UN starts investigating a new round of killings in the occupied territories. The US has been talking up this move for awhile.
The US used to be a champion for human rights, freedom and democracy. Under Trump, America is turning into a fascist dualopoly.
Fascism is defined as corporate ownership of the government.
Guess what the US has in place right now?
Corporations generally don’t like human rights, because that means worker rights, and those interfere with maximum profits.
Thus, the US is turning away from human rights, civil rights, freedom, democracy and diversity, in favor of a corrupt Nazi style fascist government.
One step on the way down into the dark abyss of fascism is leaving the Human Rights Council in the UN, which the US established.
This Moment… | The Creator Writings
You are being reminded of one simple fact; of all of the moments in your life this one matters. There can be no past, no future, no existence without this moment! Live in your now…it may well be the most important thing you will ever do. ~ Creator
A Leaf Would Still Fall | Heavenletters
There are no sands of time when it comes to Me. I am a Stand-Out. I stand in Oneness, and so do you. United forever are We as One. Infinite is beyond time. There is no bank of time. Permanent isn’t an impulse of time, you understand. Permanency doesn’t go by the clock. The world sets itself to the millisecond. Time may seem to stand still once in a while, yet illusive time is always on the move. You can’t really catch up to it. Time can only be imagined no matter how much time likes to look in the mirror and enforce itself. Sure, time can tie you up in knots.
Infinity is, and that’s it. Is-ness is. We can say that Being-ness has no use for time.
Time is paltry even as it pictures itself for all time. Time can be generous or stingy depending upon its mood. Infinity has nothing to do with time. Of course, Infinity is irrespective of time. There is never enough time in the world at large. Infinity doesn’t go in slow motion. Fast or slow are illusions of the greatest illusionist of all – that squirt, time – gets tripped up into himself.
Infinity has all the Silence that exists in Heaven. There are no clocks ticking in Heaven! Does not even the thought of time in Heaven make you smile?! Can you imagine My turning to look at a clock or My counting the minutes before blast-off? Can you imagine an alarm going off in Heaven and a fire department rushing to the rescue! What for?
My creating you had and has nothing to do with time. Only on Earth is time believed in. You lean on time when time is really of no consequence. On Earth, you count the days and years and lifetimes.
ICE Director: ICE Can’t Be Compared To Nazis Since We’re Just Following Orders – The Intellectualist
The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that comparing ICE agents to Nazis is unfair, because “they’re simply enforcing laws enacted by Congress”.
Thomas Homan employed the “Nuremberg defense” – used by German Nazi officials in an attempt to escape accountability with the claim they were merely following orders.
Joe Kennedy III Slams Trump Border Policy: ‘Humanity Doesn’t Require Citizenship’
But as they walked across the street to pass through a gate to the shelter, which is run by HHS contactor Comprehensive Health Systems, the lawmakers were stopped by a staff member who said they weren’t going to allow them in. “Right now you guys are trespassing on federal property,” a uniformed man told them Tuesday.
Up to 1,000 children held by immigration authorities now living in Homestead compound
Miami, are we going to let 1,000 children be kept in detention in the dark? Speak up!
A protester holds up a sign during a press conference in front of the detention center in Homestead. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.
The trio walked to an office across the street from the shelter where they tried to get answers. Minutes later they were back in front of the cameras, questioning why the Trump administration wouldn’t let them in.
The Memo: Religious right hits Trump on border crisis
Recent hits on Trump have come from some surprising quarters, including Franklin Graham, an early supporter of the president and the son of the late Billy Graham.
Graham called the splitting up of children from their parents “disgraceful” and “terrible” in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network last week.
On Tuesday, another influential Christian leader published an op-ed in The New York Times that jabbed at the policy. Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Family Leader, wrote: “We should execute justice, yes. But not with the kind of cruelty we’re reading about from the border with Mexico.”
A third blast came from the Faith and Freedom Coalition, also on Tuesday.
The organization’s founder and chairman, Ralph Reed, wrote that the separations were “heartbreaking and tragic” and “part of the larger tragedy of a broken immigration system that does not reflect our values or our faith.” Reed, however, put the onus on Congress to fix the situation.
There is a great balancing occurring of both your masculine and feminine expressions of power. If you have been oppressed in one aspect of power, either in this or pastlife expressions, you will be releasing those wounds and then integrating what you need to shift into the embodiment of that masculine or feminine expression of authentic power.
If you have misused power yourself, either in this or pastlife expressions, you will be releasing the guilt, shame, and regret associated with that time, forgiving yourself, and getting clarity on what the mindful use of power is, in order to move forward and use it beautifully and appropriately.
So for many of you, you will be releasing masculine and integrating feminine. Others will be releasing feminine and integrating masculine. It is all part of moving forward as an empowered human being, beautifully embodying the divine attributes of both. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
The executive order President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday may put an end to separation of families, but it sets the stage for children whose parents are prosecuted to be held in indefinite detention with their parents while the family goes through immigration proceedings.
Why are so many migrants crossing the U.S. border? It often starts with an escape from violence in Central America
Obama asks America to end family separation at border as Trump backs down
Among many other issues, that raises the question of where these families will be held as they await court hearings.
Family detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a current capacity of 3,335 beds, according to the latest federal budget allocations. But on average, 420 parents and kids are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in family groups each day, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data obtained by NBC News.
First he lied and claimed it was the Dems fault.
Then he lied again and said it was a law he could do nothing about and he had no control over it.
Then he lied when he said he had nothing to do with it.
Now he ‘fixes’ it with an ‘order’ just like any ordinary tin pot dictator.
Senate votes to block Trump’s ZTE deal | TheHill
The back-and-forth comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this month that it had reached a deal to lift penalties against the company in exchange for ZTE paying a $1 billion fine and embedding a U.S.-selected compliance team in the firm.
But the deal rattled lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including otherwise close allies of Trump’s.
“We’re heartened that both parties made it clear that protecting American jobs and national security must come first when making deals with countries like China, which has a history of having little regard for either.
Soybean prices drop to nine-year low on US-China trade war fears
Soybean futures for July delivery drop more than 7 percent to a low of $8.415 a bushel, their lowest since March 2009, according to Thomson Reuters.
A war of words between the U.S. and China picked up overnight, following announcements of tit-for-tat tariffs on $34 billion worth of imports late last week.
If Beijing imposed a 10 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, total American soybean exports could drop by 18 percent, according to one study.
Trump is all in when it comes to starting new illegal deep state weapons programs, and beginning a new Cold War both on Earth and in space.
When the military industrial complex wants to spend more taxpayer money on illegal projects, who do they go to, in order to ‘get it done’? Why, they go to the biggest promoter of war mongers, fear mongers and illegal weapons dealers; Donald Trump.
via Trump Announces Creation Of Space Force, New Illegal Military Branch Being Established In Space Orbit Around Earth, As CIA Flies Secret Illegal Unmanned AI Robot Drone Space Craft; Secret Space Missions of the Boeing X-37B | A Green Road Journal
President Donald Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to begin the process of establishing a sixth military branch, the “Space Force.”
Trump, speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council, ordered the establishment of the Space Force.
“I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces,” Trump said. “Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security.”
via Americanmilitarynews Trump orders creation of ‘Space Force’ as sixth military branch
Who cares if this is totally illegal, immoral, and violates all international treaties that previous Presidents signed with multiple other nations.
45 wants space soldiers and space weapons, so By God he is going to order it done. Dam the treaties and international agreements!
Vistra Energy plans to add a 10 MW / 42 MWh lithium-ion battery to the 180 MW-AC Upton County Solar 2 solar power plant. The energy storage project is scheduled to come online in Q4 2018.
H. Clinton said; “Jesus Christ said, ‘Suffer the children unto me,’ not ‘let the children suffer.'”
Meanwhile, Bush, who almost never speaks out on political issues, broke partisan ranks in a Washington Post op-ed.
“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she wrote.
The fake arguments against 100% renewable energy : RenewEconomy
The latest salvo has been fired by two UNSW academics, Mark Diesendorf and Ben Elliston – the authors of a series of landmark studies since 2012 on how Australia could shift to 100 per cent renewables, and do so cost effectively.
That theme is no longer considered to be outlandish by most in the energy sector. The network lobby and the CSIRO painted their own scenario for 100 per cent renewables in Australia in 2016, and utilities like Transgrid say it is feasible and affordable. Even AEMO said it could be done.
Their latest paper – “The feasibility of 100% renewable electricity systems: A response to critics”, published in Science Direct – seeks to expose and dismiss the “myths” it says are used by scholarly journals, popular articles, media, websites, blogs and statements by politicians to attack wind and solar.
Ann Coulter calls immigrant children ‘child actors’ | TheHill
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called children crying at the border after being separated from parents “child actors” during an appearance Sunday on Fox News.
Coulter also said President Trump should not fall for the “child actors” as he faces pressure to end his zero-tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in parents being separated from their children so that they face immediate deportation.
Beloved, your Godwriting comes as it comes, and so does everyone’s Godwriting come as it comes. No one is to praise himself nor to smote himself, nor is anyone to critique another’s Godwriting. Godwriting comes in all shapes and sizes. Remember, the Godwriting you receive is from God. In this sense, all Godwriting is hands-off to what you may make of it. If I were to give a solid instruction on how to Godwrite, I would say: “Hey, welcome the Godwriting I give to you.”
Your very first sample of Godwriting doesn’t have to be a marvel, for then you might set up high expectations when, as a God receiver, you are meant to be an impartial receiver. Your purpose isn’t to favor one Godwriting over another. Certainly it’s not your business to qualify or disqualify what you hear Me say.
Yes, you will have your favorites. No one will disbar you from Godwriting because you do. No one says that the Godwriting that comes through you has to be the best Godwriting ever. Be a happy receiver of whatever you hear Me say. Godwriting isn’t your talent show. Love what you love, and be open to what I give you.
I am not a racehorse that you egg on to beat previous records. Simply be happy to run around the block with Me. The process of Godwriting is for you to hear Me – plain and simple. You are not looking for fame or fortune. The personal gain that is yours is to hear Me. No pedigree has to come with it.
Godwriting is simply what it is. Godwriting isn’t a process whereby you show off for ego’s pleasure. Be at peace with Godwriting. Write for the joy of hearing what you hear. Beloved, you are here right now to serve Me. You aren’t here right now to look for the pride of the litter. Be My pride and joy and no less nor more.
Whatever you feel led to do by the HEART, without hurting or killing others is ‘Godwriting’ on your heart. Follow your HEART, your BLISS and do what is your heart’s passion. Let it FLOW.
China hikes tariffs on US electric cars, firing back in US trade dispute, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
BEIJING: China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.
U.S. isolated at G-20 meet over coal – The Japan News
BARILOCHE, Argentina (Reuters) — The United States split from other Group of 20 member countries on Friday over the future of the coal industry and the 2015 Paris climate accord, though all of them agreed to transition to cleaner fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Speaking at a press conference at the close of the G-20 meeting of energy ministers in Bariloche, Argentina, Germany’s director of energy policy Thorsten Herdan said G-20 member countries “have to get out of coal” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.
via Japan News U.S. isolated at G-20 meet over coal – The Japan News
China’s Silk Road Fund is investing in Dubai solar project, Acwa says – The National
China’s Silk Road Fund Co is investing in the world’s largest solar thermal plant that’s under development in Dubai, an executive at the company promoting the project said.
The project is being built by Riyadh-based Acwa Power International and Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd. It’s expected to cost $3.9 billion to build and is planned to have a capacity of 700 megawatts, which is about half of what a nuclear reactor is capable of producing. Silk Road officials were not immediately available for comment.
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.