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.