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The Alt-Right Is Furious After YouTube, Facebook, And Spotify Ditch Alex Jones – Angry White Men

The Alt-Right Is Furious After YouTube, Facebook, And Spotify Ditch Alex Jones – Angry White Men

Speaking of Red Ice TV, Lana’s husband and co-host Henrik Palmgren addressed Jones’ ban in a video titled “Alex Jones’ InfoWars Sent To The Digital Gulag.” In a 20 minute rant, Palmgren breathlessly told his audience that “Free speech is officially dead in America,” and that this was “truly an unprecedented move, in an Orwellian — which isn’t enough of a strong word, this is beyond that — in a sickening, Big Brother authoritarian move, they have launched a coordinated attack on one of the biggest alternative media voices out there.”

It’s understandable why Palmgren is so upset. After all, both Red Ice and his wife’s personal PayPal accounts were taken down for violating terms of service — effectively cutting off their last viable payment processor. And Red Ice really began as a low-rent InfoWars. It’s early guests were cranks like Ian R. Crane, David Icke, Michael Tsarion, Tim Ball, and Nigel Kerner. And that was before Red Ice began exploring subjects like Holocaust denial, and transitioned to an explicitly white nationalist platform.

So it’s no surprise that Palmgren sounded so concerned:

This is the fight that you’ll be joining in on, and for real begin the push-back against the hatred by the Leftists and those who are gloating and wallowing in this move, and the open discrimination of those who truly think differently against those who want to see a different world than the one that the liberal world order is building on the ruins of our nations and the ashes of Western civilization. And it’s not a beautiful phoenix that’s rising here, it’s a deformed, genetic misfit. A creature. An evil monster that’s plaguing everyone that it decides to torment and target. The dragon simply needs to be slain. This is not some Hollywood twisted plot twist where the weirdo outsider actually turns out to be the good guy in the end. This is as simple as it gets. This is Beowulf style. The hero needs to save his people and slay the dragon.

via The Alt-Right Is Furious After YouTube, Facebook, And Spotify Ditch Alex Jones – Angry White Men

‘BlacKkKlansman’ and White Women: Spike Lee’s New Film Indicts Their Investment in White Supremacy | Alternet

Lee’s development of Connie’s storyline highlights the larger pattern of white supremacist work that white women have waged in this country from slavery times through Jim Crow, including iterations of the Ku Klux Klan (and the women’s KKK) and violent resistance to integration in schools and in neighborhoods. Connie’s character also connects the current work of right wing pundits and political enablers like Tomi Lahren, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, along with the more fringe female voices in the alt right, who continue to traffic in racist tropes and profit from the criminalization and scapegoating of black and brown people.

As Laura Smith wrote for The Cut, “Not long after Donald Trump was elected, Lana Lokteff, a woman member of the ‘alt-right’ gave a speech intended to galvanize other women. She told the crowd, ‘Our enemies have become so arrogant that they count on our silence.’ After all, as Lokteff said, ‘When women get involved, a movement becomes a serious threat.'” Ninety four percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, so for Lokteff, “women” here is synonymous with white women. It’s an assumption that has been a central pillar of white women’s racism from legal slavery until now.

via ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and White Women: Spike Lee’s New Film Indicts Their Investment in White Supremacy | Alternet

Washington I-405 express toll lanes challenged as failure: Land Line Magazine

An express toll lane pilot project on a stretch of Interstate 405 northeast of Seattle is being branded a failure by a group of state lawmakers.

The project converted high-occupancy vehicle lanes and a general-purpose lane into express toll lanes, or ETLs, in September 2015. The project along a 17-mile stretch of I-405 between Lynnwood and Bellevue was set up for a two-year test period.

The continuation of the pilot project is contingent on two benchmarks: The facility must be operationally profitable and the express toll lanes must maintain an average speed of 45 mph for 90 percent of the time during peak periods.

After two years, the lanes do pay for themselves. However, the average speed requirement is not being met. The average speed in the affected lanes are 45 mph or more about 82 percent of the time – about 8 percent shy of the required threshold.

via Washington I-405 express toll lanes challenged as failure: Land Line Magazine

Turkey’s currency takes 20% dive to fresh all-time low after Trump tweets new tariff rates | Markets Insider

Evan Vucci/AP
The Turkish lira fell as much as 20% versus the dollar Friday after President Donald Trump said he would double the rates of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.
Washington recently imposed sanctions on Ankara over a detained American pastor.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on citizens to convert other currencies and gold into lira.
Watch the lira trade in real time here.
Turkey’s currency plunged to fresh all-time lows against the dollar Friday after President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would double tariffs on Turkish aluminum to 20% and on Turkish steel to 50%.
“I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!” the president wrote on Twitter. “Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!”

via Turkey’s currency takes 20% dive to fresh all-time low after Trump tweets new tariff rates | Markets Insider

Omarosa claims in new book: Trump ‘racist,’ used N-word, tried to buy her silence

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former “Apprentice” contestant who became a White House aide, says in her new book that President Donald Trump is a “racist” who used the N-word — and tried to silence her with money and legal threats.

In her upcoming tell-all book entitled “Unhinged,” to be published next week and obtained by NBC News directly from the publisher, Newman alleges that Trump was caught on a microphone saying the N-word “multiple times” during the filming of “The Apprentice,” and says there is a tape to prove her allegation.

via NBC Omarosa claims in new book: Trump ‘racist,’ used N-word, tried to buy her silence

Trump Threatens To ‘Suspend’ Protesting NFL Players ‘Without Pay’ – Talking Points Memo

As some NFL players begin their preseasons with protests during the National Anthem, President Donald Trump threatened to “suspend” them “without pay,” no matter that he neither pays nor has any control over players’ salaries.

via Trump Threatens To ‘Suspend’ Protesting NFL Players ‘Without Pay’ – Talking Points Memo

Celebrate Your Successes

Human beings tend to be very hard on themselves. We would love for you to adopt a new practice – celebrating your successes before you go to sleep at night.

Simply review, when you climb into your bed, the good you did throughout your day. The best you did perhaps was just getting out of bed in the morning and facing the day, but that is still a success and can be celebrated. It might be that you called a friend and offered encouragement to them. You might have shown love to your family. You could have simply held open a door for another, which is simple service in action. Perhaps you meditated with a focus on peace.

There are so many ways you shine your innate goodness that you don’t even recognize! Taking a moment to acknowledge those things is an act of love and gratitude for yourself, and creates a lovely energy of self acceptance to end your day from. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Friday August 10, 2018

Trump Is Destroying USA And The World Via Trade War, Increasing Tariffs, Global Warming Denial, Dismantling US Values Via Pro 1 Percent Top Down Militarism, Vulture Capitalism, Racism, Russian Foreign Interference In US Elections | A Green Road Journal

The battle lines are being drawn. There is a battle being waged for the heart and soul plus the Constitution of America. On the one side is a small army of pro 1 percent billionaire ego maniacs, who are driven by GREED, fear, (did we say greed?) hatred and delusional one dimensional thinking. This small group wants everything controlled from the top down, by Trump and a small group of White Supremacists, plus loyal family members, plus 1 percent globalists, who control the fossil fuel, military and nuclear industrial monopolistic top down complexes.

via Trump Is Destroying USA And The World Via Trade War, Increasing Tariffs, Global Warming Denial, Dismantling US Values Via Pro 1 Percent Top Down Militarism, Vulture Capitalism, Racism, Russian Foreign Interference In US Elections | A Green Road Journal

Trump Clean Cars Rollback Would Cost $457 Billion Through 2050, Increase Transportation Emissions 11% By 2035 | Energy Central

The Trump Administration has proposed freezing existing federal fuel economy standards for cars and SUVs at 2020 levels, undoing increases for model years 2022-2025 set by the Obama Administration with the ironically-named Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule.

But clever acronyms can’t cover up the fact that Trump’s fuel economy standard rollback would be a disaster for the United States. New modeling by Energy Innovation predicts that freezing these standards would cost the U.S. economy more than $450 billion through 2050.

The Trump Administration has also threatened to revoke California’s right under the Clean Air Act to set its own vehicle emissions standards, which have been adopted by 13 states plus Washington, D.C., totaling 35 percent of the U.S. automobile market. California has vowed to fight this move in court, and if California prevails, the fuel economy freeze would only affect 65 percent of the market, lowering the costs of the proposal to $274 billion through 2050.

via Trump Clean Cars Rollback Would Cost $457 Billion Through 2050, Increase Transportation Emissions 11% By 2035 | Energy Central

The CIA, FBI, President George Bush, Persian Gulf War Connection, And TOP SECRET Saudi Arabia Link To 911, Cheney Told Norad To Stand Down, 1,300 Building Engineers Say Demolitions Were Behind Building 7 Collapse Into It’s Own Footprint | A Green Road Journal

On 9/11, something that had never happened before occurred. Three tall skyscraper buildings collapsed into their own footprint at free fall speed, despite none of them burning more than a small portion of several floors. One of them came down right after the owner said “Pull it”. Large skyscraper buildings are designed to resist such collapse, so why did a 100 percent failure rate happen all on the same day? One of the buildings was not hit by a jet, and suffered only minimal damage from fire in one corner, yet it also collapsed into it’s own footprint. What are the odds that all of this happened ‘naturally’, while also violating all of the known laws of physics, history and building design? A huge crime was committed but no evidence, data or money trails are allowed to be investigated or explored, and that is very strange for an attack on the US, by a FOREIGN NATION.

As with any orchestrated event, the MONEY TRAIL never lies. If this event was planned and carried out, then a money trail can and will eventually be found, wouldn’t you agree? It seems that status quo must be protected at all costs, because if the truth comes out around who was associated with 9/11, and who funded this MASSIVE operation and trained the people involved, it would unravel and lead right back to the sources, and that just cannot be allowed to happen. So far, no one has followed the MONEY trail for this very expensive and sophisticated operation.  Why not?

via The CIA, FBI, President George Bush, Persian Gulf War Connection, And TOP SECRET Saudi Arabia Link To 911, Cheney Told Norad To Stand Down, 1,300 Building Engineers Say Demolitions Were Behind Building 7 Collapse Into It’s Own Footprint | A Green Road Journal

12 Reasons Why All True Political Conservatives Oppose Nuclear Power And Atomic Weapons | A Green Road Journal

More and more Conservative politicians and voters are starting to oppose nuclear power and atomic weapons. Why are they doing this? What is behind the change?

via 12 Reasons Why All True Political Conservatives Oppose Nuclear Power And Atomic Weapons | A Green Road Journal

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Freeze/Reversal Brings The U.S. Auto Industry To A Fork In The Road. Will It Take The Path Forward Or Go In Reverse? | Energy Central

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Freeze Brings The U.S. Auto Industry To A Fork In The Road. Will It Take The Path Forward Or Go In Reverse? | Energy Central

Only ten years have passed since the U.S. auto industry took the wrong fork in the road and effectively imploded during the 2008 economic crisis. Among the factors that contributed to the bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM were bank-breaking gasoline prices. No one wanted to buy the gas-guzzling SUVs that made up a disproportionate amount of their production.

Ten years later, the U.S. auto industry is once again at a crossroads that will not only chart their future, but also reshape the future for consumers and our planet.Today, amidst all of the White House’s political maelstroms, the federal government rolled out a dangerous proposal to freeze automotive fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards.

via Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Freeze Brings The U.S. Auto Industry To A Fork In The Road. Will It Take The Path Forward Or Go In Reverse? | Energy Central

The evidence is that the US auto industry learned NOTHING from the 2008 financial collapse. They are now going backwards with Trump leading the way into a devolution of blocking all renewables, hating electric vehicles, and supporting coal/oil/nuclear monopolies, all of which are OBSOLETE, DEAD FOSSILIZED DINOSAURS.

Germany Faces Worst Harvest in 24 Years After Extreme Drought – Bloomberg

Germany is likely to harvest its smallest crop in 24 years, meaning that local supply will fall short of demand.

The European Union’s second-largest grower will produce 36.3 million metric tons of grains this year, 20 percent less than a year ago and the least since 1994, according to German farm cooperative association DRV. Production of wheat, Germany’s main crop, will drop 19 percent to below 20 million tons.

“The German grain harvest will be below its domestic consumption for the first time in a long while this year,” the organization said in an emailed statement Wednesday.

via Germany Faces Worst Harvest in 24 Years After Extreme Drought – Bloomberg

14 Lies That Big Pharma and Psychiatrists Teach Medical Students

 

14 Lies/Myths That Big Pharma and Their Paid Academic Psychiatrists Teach Medical Students

“A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” – A truism attributed to Dr Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment.

“I saw thousands who could’ve overcome the darkness, but for the love of a lousy buck I watched them die.” – Bob Dylan

Myth # 1:
“The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”
False. Actually, the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by profit-driven, multinational pharmaceutical companies or farmed out by those companies to private research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their employers. Unsurprisingly, such collaborations virtually guarantee fraudulent results.

via 14 Lies That Big Pharma and Psychiatrists Teach Medical Students

Pure! | The Creator Writings

Manifestation are happening more and more quickly every day!  Positive or negative; your wish is The Universe’s command.  Amazing and wonderful things are waiting for you so, take a few moments today and really think about what you want.  If manifestation is a lock on a door…what is the key?  It is within you!  With pure love, pure thought and pure intent, anything is possible. ~ Creator

via Pure! | The Creator Writings

Of course, with a focus on fear, anger and hatred, that manifests more quickly as well, resulting in MORE darkness.
Be careful what you wish for and the emotions behind the wish.. More power comes with more responsibility. 🙂

Who are QAnon supporters? The QAnon subreddit, analyzed with data. – Vox

He went to /r/greatawakening, the community that drives the QAnon conspiracy theory, a pro-Trump theory that posits that the president is at the center of a fight against a pedophilia ring run by Democrats. Enough of these people have shown up at Trump rallies wearing Q T-shirts — in reference to the persona at the core of this conspiracy theory — that a reporter had to ask White House press secretary Sarah Sanders whether President Donald Trump supported QAnon. (She dodged the question.)

A key part of the QAnon narrative is that Donald Trump and Robert Mueller are working together to unearth a high-profile, Democrat-run pedophile ring.

We found that most participants are relatively casual conspiracy theorists. Their interest in /r/greatawakening largely comes from their enthusiastic support for Trump. (There’s also a handful of Bernie Sanders supporters mixed in.) Their interests coalesce around things like video games, cryptocurrency, men’s rights, and martial arts. Although Reddit doesn’t ask for demographic data, it’s not a reach to say they are predominantly white men.

via Who are QAnon supporters? The QAnon subreddit, analyzed with data. – Vox

Audiences love the anger: Alex Jones, or someone like him, will be back

Before Alex Jones and InfoWars, there was Glenn Beck.

A decade ago, Beck was hawking his conspiracy theories on HLN and Fox News. Beck eventually left HLN and lost the Fox News job, just as the inflammatory Morton Downey Jr. lost his lucrative syndicated broadcast decades earlier.

And before Morton Downey Jr., there was Joe Pyne, the war hero who eventually ended up railing against “hippies, homosexuals and feminists” on the airwaves in the 1960s.

Before Pyne, there was Father Coughlin, “the radio priest.” Coughlin was eased off CBS in the 1930s when he refused to allow the network to vet his inflammatory commentary.

You get the idea. Alex Jones is not unique. Nor do I believe, as a historian of American media, that he will be the last of his kind.

via The Conversation Audiences love the anger: Alex Jones, or someone like him, will be back

Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism – Astute News

Yes, you read that correctly: a medication that’s been in use for 68 years went from $40 a dose in 2001 to $38,892 today. Don’t you love the pricing? Not a round 38 grand, but $38,892. You gotta love these gangsters!

There’s another related term to describe this form of capitalism: racketeering.That’s what mobsters do–operate rackets.

The Big Pharma racket enriches a number of gangs practicing gangster capitalism: the drug companies themselves, of course, but some doctors are profiting from the racket, and so are pharmaceutical lobbyists:

Study highlights role of doctor conflicts of interest in Medicare spending on Mallinckrodt drug Acthar Study published in JAMA indicates nearly 90 percent of doctors prescribing HP Acthar Gel took payments from drug’s manufacturer.

via Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism – Astute News

Asbestos and mesothelioma everywhere for everyone: EPA is allowing asbestos back. « nuclear-news

https://archpaper.com/2018/08/epa-asbestos-manufacturing/   As a toxicologist, who worked with asbestos lawyers, there was one question. How can these little-tiny, mineral fibers, embedded in soft tissue, almost always cause cancer?  Little or no physiological explanation for it. The consensus was, that the fibers, set off a lethal-unending inflammation cascade, where the mineral fiber is lodged.  An assault, on ones own body, by itself, from cytokines and tumor necrotic factor, that leads to the deadly, almost always fatal, mesothelioma.

People forget, that for 80 years, that the government and nuclear physicists, have been lying-their-asses-off about the true nature of radionuclides. They have been lying about radionuclide, lethality in the human body, even in microscopic doses. Even the more diluted emmitors, like the radium in asbenstos just sits there in the tissue constantly emitting alpha and beta rays. The smallest fibers of the shit, trapped in soft tissue, always causes cancer.

This is what a fiber of asbestos trapped in your lungs, stomach, colon or any other soft tissue is doing:    Alpha emittor in a cloud chamber:

via Asbestos and mesothelioma everywhere for everyone: EPA is allowing asbestos back. « nuclear-news

Sign the petition to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Resign now

Today marks three months since the Trump administration proudly announced its policy of ripping apart families at the border. Over 2,000 children were torn apart and hundreds remain permanently orphaned because of the administration and DHS Secretary Nielsen’s willful neglect. Thousands of you rose up to decry this practice and as a result, it is no longer official U.S. policy. However, the trauma of what happened endures and the abuse continue in detention centers.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is a main culprit in this crisis. Under her oversight, nothing has been done about the 1300 charges of ICE agent’s sexual and physical abuse of women and children. Children have been drugged in detention centers and mothers, psychologically tortured. At least one child has died after being released from detention due to strong evidence of complete maltreatment. As this crisis rages, one thing is clear: it’s time for Nielsen to resign.

Sign the petition to demand DHS Secretary Nielsen resign immediately.

via Sign the petition to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Resign now

How To Deal With Inner Rage, Out Of Control Anger

Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Wednesday August 8, 2018

“What is the best way to deal with inner rage?” We would like to address that today.

When you carry rage, it is an indicator that something has happened to make you feel very afraid and powerless. Rage is a symptom of an underlying aspect that is looking for healing, so attempting to shift the rage without giving attention to what is lying underneath it will give you limited results.

We ask you to sit with the rage and ask it what it is attempting to protect. What is it reacting to? Don’t try to make the rage wrong, simply explore it. Rage is like a protective screen. It is like a persona that is so big and loud that it has a repellant effect and keeps anyone from seeing what is underneath. But it is what is underneath that is in the most pain and desperate need for attention.

Show up as a safe person for yourself and gently probe what is in need of your love and healing. From the space of authentic power you can show up for yourself as your own loving parent, guide, and protector. Gather up that hurt part of yourself and give it all the love and attention it has been yearning for for so very long. Reassure it that you will keep it safe now in ways that don’t involve it being separated. Integrate it into your own loving care.

After you are done that, you should feel your rage has dissipated. You might even thank the rage for assuming the role of protector for so long, but now you can take that job. You may need to do these steps many times, as rage can become a go-to emotion out of habit, but for every time you do you will feel it’s intensity diminish. Rage is exhausting over time and incredibly separating. As you integrate these aspects with your love and understanding, it is like pouring soothing, calming healing all over it and it will allow itself to finally rest.

Understand when you see others in the energy of rage that the bigger the rage, the more hurt, afraid, and fragmented they are. We are not suggesting you put yourself in harm’s way for one who is not ready to evolve beyond their rage, but you can certainly see them through a new lens of understanding, love, and compassion.

Anger can be a catalyst for change. It can wake people up and get them into movement. Rage is an accumulation of anger that didn’t create change. It is incredibly uncomfortable for the person who carries it as it is isolating, resistant, and painful. As your planet continues to evolve and move toward connection, healing what is underneath the energies that perpetuate pain and separation will come to the forefront and people will replace the false power of rage with the authentic power of healing, integration, transformation, and more empowered self expression. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Wednesday August 8, 2018

Blockchain enables Australia’s peer-to-peer power trading kick-off | Energy Storage News

Cheap solar electricity will be traded between neighbouring residents in apartment blocks in Western Australia, enabling peer-to-peer (P2P) trading of electricity in a project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

White Gum Valley, a residential development near Fremantle, Western Australia, has rooftop PV installed on its blocks. A modest 53.6kW solar PV system has been paired with a 150kW lithium-ion battery energy storage system on Evermore, one of the apartment blocks.

Using Power Ledger, a blockchain-based technology developed by a local firm will be used to provide a so-called ‘transactive’ layer to the management of the solar-plus-storage installation. Residents will be able to freely sell their power to one another, allowing those with surplus production, for example, to sell power to their neighbours as required.

via Blockchain enables Australia’s peer-to-peer power trading kick-off | Energy Storage News

City of Strasbourg pushing a green revolution with geothermal as large part of it | Think GeoEnergy – Geothermal Energy News

In Reichstett, a few kilometers north of Strasbourg, Fessenheim, the site of the former oil refinery closed in 2011 is changing: a “rig” (platform) equipped with a powerful arm on hydraulic cylinders, drilled a well for deep geothermal energy. The well drilled to a depth of 4,680 m derives water of the water table at 220 centigrades, the hottest well of France at this depth.

“The first borehole is fetching hot water, the water then goes into a heat exchanger that will form the thermie, before returning to a second borehole, nothing comes out on the surface,” explains Jean-Philippe Soulé, general manager of Fonroche. Geothermal energy to the press.

It will eventually supply the hot water and heating network of the Alsatian metropolis: public institutions, retirement homes, schools, hospitals and a third of the 65,000 housing units of the HLM park.

“It is calculated that the distance between the two boreholes gives 50 years of operation, for a loss of water temperature of 3 centigrades,” said Mr. Soulé.

via City of Strasbourg pushing a green revolution with geothermal as large part of it | Think GeoEnergy – Geothermal Energy News

Summertime, and the Living is Easy | Heavenletters

You’re not sure when or how this happened. You do know that your ego got flattened out. You got out of it somehow once and for all. You have bigger fish to fry. You have more in life than sporting and supporting anyone’s ego – least of all your own.

This didn’t actually come as a revelation. It comes more like the way a cup of tea brews on its own. It is like you lean back in a rocking chair on the back porch. No longer do you have to sit front row center. What an easing to your heart this is. What a good thing it is to not have to hoard ego and simply serve.

You no longer have to come first. You are in no hurry. You can walk. You don’t have to ride in a tasseled chariot. Wonder of wonders, not at all must you. What a relief to be just anyone. No longer is there a hullabaloo about your importance.

What can you be missing when all of life is yours for the asking? Of course, you don’t have to make the headlines. Easy does it. You don’t have to do cartwheels to be magnificent. You can lean back and not have to be magnificent. Gain the idea that life is magnificent without any folderol. It is easy to acknowledge now that you never did need a drum roll, and you are glad for simplicity without fanfare. This is living life, and the living is easy.

via Summertime, and the Living is Easy | Heavenletters

New York’s Religious Schools Reveal Hazards of “School Choice” | OurFuture.org by People’s Action

New York’s Religious Schools Reveal Hazards of “School Choice” | OurFuture.org by People’s Action

Over the last few years, former students and parents have gone public to expose yeshivas that do not provide required secular studies. This includes basic English instruction. Generations of children who attend these schools were born and raised in New York, yet only speak Yiddish.

Preventing children from learning to fully assimilate, speak English, or attend college helps religious leaders and educators keep their rapidly growing community close to home. The nonprofit Young Advocates for Fair Education, or Yaffed, has led the campaign encouraging whistleblowers to step out of the shadows.

Posted on Yaffed’s website are unnerving testimonials describing a culture of dictatorial control, total academic neglect, peer pressure, censorship and even racist indoctrination. As Yaffed activist Naftuli Moster writes in a post on Medium:

“In most Hasidic elementary schools, boys receive just 90 minutes of instruction in secular studies. That usually consists of just English and math. In most Hasidic high schools, boys receive no secular education at all. They spend up to 14 hours a day in Yeshiva, but study exclusively Judaic studies.”

via New York’s Religious Schools Reveal Hazards of “School Choice” | OurFuture.org by People’s Action

Multiple Intelligence Theory; How And Why Every Child And Adult Is A Successful, Intelligent Human Being And Hero – Why Isn’t Interfaith Spirituality, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence Taught, Measured And Valued? | A Green Road Journal

Would it surprise you to learn that every person is a success, in their unique and very special way. Maybe it is time to move beyond the simplistic black and white, pass/fail grading system of testing in the educational system. This article will explore the multiple intelligence theory from a few perspectives, provide a few resources for self testing, and provide some insight into how our education system would be enhanced by including the multiple intelligence theory into the daily classroom from Kindergarten to PhD courses.

via Multiple Intelligence Theory; How And Why Every Child And Adult Is A Successful, Intelligent Human Being And Hero – Why Isn’t Interfaith Spirituality, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence Taught, Measured And Valued? | A Green Road Journal

Bad News: U.S. Military Sites And NATO in Europe Are Dependent on Russia for Electricity – Straylite Media

Ramstein Air Base in southwestern Germany is a large and strategic American defense transport facility with 56,000 American troops. The base serves as headquarters for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces Africa and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Air Command. According to the Defense Logistics Agency, nearly 40% of oil used at military sites in Germany is from Russia.

Thus, American defense installations in Europe are dependent on Russian energy to operate. If Russia were to hold its energy supply hostage, as it already has done to Ukraine in 2006 and 2008, not only would Germany’s power grid struggle to provide electricity to its citizens, but American installations and operations would also be compromised.

via Bad News: U.S. Military Sites in Europe Are Dependent on Russia for Electricity – Straylite Media

Trump Administration Attacking Legal Immigrants Next

Donald Trump’s defenders have insisted all along that when evaluating his immigration policy, we should ignore his veiled and even textbook racist appeals, and instead view it as a straightforward application of law enforcement. “Would-be lawbreakers know that we are restoring the rule of law and enforcing our immigration laws again,” boasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “At stake in this debate is not how to enforce immigration laws but whether we should do so at all,” argued conservative columnist Jonathan Tobin. It’s not about keeping America white, they say, it’s about following the rules and making people get in line.

That defense was strained to the breaking point by Trump’s child-separation policy, which frequently targeted families attempting to seek asylum through legal channels. And now the bare pretense is about to be snapped altogether.

NBC’s Julia Ainsley has obtained an internal Trump administration document laying out a plan to deny citizenship to legal immigrants. The mastermind of the new policy is Stephen Miller, a radical who has gained almost total control of the administration’s immigration agenda. Under the forthcoming plan, any legal immigrants who have ever used (or whose household contains people who have ever used) children’s health insurance (CHIP), Obamacare, supplemental nutrition assistance, or other social benefits could be denied legal status.

via NYMag Trump Administration Attacking Legal Immigrants Next

Jeff Sessions Says Judge’s DACA Ruling Is Not Valid and Will Be Ignored

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday he will move forward with the Trump administration’s goal to completely repeal and rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Sessions comments came after a judge’s ruling last week that the controversial but very popular DACA program must be put back in place and made operational.

On Friday a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore the program that provides protection from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

The Trump administration moved to unilaterally end DACA last year and since then has called upon Congress to pass legislation extending it. The decision made then has subsequently faced a number of strong legal challenges. In fact three separate judges have ordered the administration to restore the program.

Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats for not extending DACA, but almost nobody believes this is true since he is the one who ended it last fall, and since Republicans control Congress.

Despite this, three separate bipartisan measures and a White House-backed bill that addressed DACA extension all failed to pass the GOP-held Senate in February and so the program remains in limbo.

via PoliticusUSA Jeff Sessions Says Judge’s DACA Ruling Is Not Valid and Will Be Ignored

Kushner Tried to Strip Refugee Status From Palestinians – The Forward

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, has reportedly pressured Jordan to strip the refugee status of more than two million registered Palestinians living in the country.

According to a report in Foreign Policy magazine, Kushner raised the issue with Jordanian officials in the region during his visit there in June.

Emails written by Kushner and obtained by Foreign Policy point to Kushner’s evident dismay with the UN agency as well as to discreet attempts to put a stop to UNRWA’s work — a move that would essentially render millions of Palestinian refugees status-less.

via Kushner Tried to Strip Refugee Status From Palestinians – The Forward

The goal by an Apartheid Israel is to get rid of all Palestinians and force them into other countries, with no right of return.

They pretend to discuss a ‘peace plan’, but then wage a brutal Apartheid war against the original inhabitants and owners. Kushner is the pocket of those leading the war against the Palestinians.

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy – BBC News

“We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her [the Earth] at will.

“The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life.

“We need only take a frank look at the facts to see that our common home is falling into serious disrepair.

“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.”

via Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy – BBC News

Germany Bulldozes Old Villages For Coal Despite Lower Emissions Goals : NPR

Christopher Laumanns, from the city Leipzig, is one of the climate activists camped out in Pödelwitz. He says that since Merkel made the decision to switch off nuclear power, 3,000 people have been displaced in Germany because of mining for lignite — the technical name for brown coal — and another 2,500 are currently in danger of losing their homes.

Lignite is a low-grade, waterlogged form of coal, mined from vast, shallow, open pits. It’s considered the dirtiest of coals because it is inefficient. Greenpeace warns that for the same amount of energy extracted from high-grade anthracite (black, hard coal), burning lignite releases between two and four times as much CO2 into the atmosphere.

Germany primarily uses brown coal for electricity and the chemical industry.

Last year, 37 percent Germany’s electricity was powered by coal, and 23 percent of it by brown coal, according to the Economy Ministry. That is undermining progress the country has made in expanding cleaner, renewable energy production.

via Germany Bulldozes Old Villages For Coal Despite Lower Emissions Goals : NPR

GTM Research Predicts More Battery Storage, Lower Prices For Residential Solar | CleanTechnica

There’s more good news from GTM. In its most recent industry analysis, it goes on to predict the cost of residential solar will continue to drop from $2.95 per watt to $2.00 per watt by 2023 — a decrease of nearly a third from today’s prices. GTM estimates that 15.9 MW and 39.8 MWh of behind the meter residential energy storage was installed in the first quarter of this year. If that ratio remains the same through 2023, that would translate into 1079 MW of residential energy storage installed for a total of 2.7 GWh of energy available.

Projections are one thing, but as Tina Casey tells us, solar is now unstoppable. By 2023, those projections by GTM could turn out to be very conservative as the clean energy revolution continues to gain momentum.

via GTM Research Predicts More Battery Storage, Lower Prices For Residential Solar | CleanTechnica

How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal | CleanTechnica

Wind fans recently suffered a big blow when the $4.5 billion, 2-gigawatt Windcatcher project was turned down by state regulators in Texas and Oklahoma, so the approval process for the new Wyoming-to-Idaho project was a nail biter.

The developer, Rocky Mountain Power and its parent company PacifiCorp had to beat down arguments from a group of large power users, which claimed that the investment was speculative in nature.

PSC found differently:

At its core, this case presents the question of whether or not the Company has shown it requires, or will require, the proposed wind generation facilities and transmission lines to adequately, efficiently, justly and reasonably serve its customers and promote the public “health, safety and convenience.” See Id., § 61-302. Having reviewed the record, we find that the Company has satisfied this burden.

And yes, Rocky Mountain does expect the new wind farms and transmission line to be in operation sometime in 2020.

via How Wyoming Wind Farms Help Idaho Replace Coal | CleanTechnica

There is a pitched battle being fought against ALL renewables, because they threaten the existing 1 percent, top down, monopolies of fossil fuel and nuclear.

Judge clears way for $22-a-month reduction in SC power bills | The State

COLUMBIA, S.C.
Power bills will fall for some 727,000-plus S.C. electric customers starting this month after a federal judge allowed a temporary rate cut to take effect Tuesday, scoring a major victory for S.C. lawmakers and ratepayers.

U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs on Monday denied SCE&G’s motion for a preliminary injunction to block a new state law, forcing the utility to cut its customers’ rates, from going into effect.

Childs ruled SCE&G was unlikely to win its lawsuit to block the new law and was not entitled to money it has collected since it abandoned construction of two new nuclear reactors in Fairfield County in July 2017.

via Judge clears way for $22-a-month reduction in SC power bills | The State

Climate change driven by humans made heatwave ‘twice as likely’ – BBC News

Researchers compared the current high temperatures with historical records from seven weather stations, in different parts of Europe.

Their preliminary report found that the “signal of climate change is unambiguous,” in this summer’s heat.

They also say the scale of the heatwave in the Arctic is unprecedented.

via Climate change driven by humans made heatwave ‘twice as likely’ – BBC News

In God’s Image | Heavenletters

Step further ahead and give more than your heart may feel was given to you. You have your own heart and soul, and I ask you to follow Me. I will lead you to still waters and to green pastures and to a mountain top from which you can climb to this high peak from which, with My compliments, you take a deep breath of air surpassing the known capacity of your lungs.

You can follow a new path of your own making. You can yet begin to know the extent of your Self that is yours to follow and to reveal, most especially, to yourself. You may well have had pulled the wool over your eyes, covering your True Image.

You are not exceeding yourself. You are reaching out your hand to yourself. You are greeting yourself along the way. You are waking up to the depth and height of your existence. You are waking up your sleeping Self. You are learning the outreaches of your Self, Who Art in Truth, My Self.

Happy day. The day has come.

It isn’t exactly that you have turned over a new leaf. Not at all. You just are finding the treasure and expanse within you, which, in Truth, have always been free within you. You are not a new you. You are your True Self you always carried around inside you, and, perhaps, kept hidden from yourself and from all those around you as well. Shake hands with your Self now. I introduce you to the Truth of You, which is the Truth of Me. We have been a long time knowing the Oneness of love.

via In God’s Image | Heavenletters

Activists collect tales of voting problems in GA primary | 276 registered voters, 670 ballots were cast

WASHINGTON
Habersham County’s Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state’s primary elections in May.

But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.

The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia’s voting systems. Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit, experts say.

And cybersecurity experts have warned that there were security flaws on the state election website leading up to the 2016 contest that permitted the download and manipulation of voter information.

via Activists collect tales of voting problems in GA primary | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Discover your own truth within the stillness

It is a great blessing that you have access to so much information. This is allowing accelerated growth and expansion in many of you, as you have so much knowledge at your fingertips. This is contributing greatly to your enlightenment process and the awakening of the planet.

And yet, with so much information there will be many different voices, opinions, and perspectives. It can seem chaotic when there is much conflicting information being presented. While we understand it can seem overwhelming, this is also a great gift for you, for it makes it necessary for you to hone your discernment, to connect within to see what resonates, to take what fits for you and simply leave the rest behind, and to ultimately know the greatest path to follow is the one led by your own wisdom and heart.

So rest easy with the noise and find the stillness within. The many, many options that are being presented to you are allowing you to discover your own truth like never before and that, Dear Ones, is empowerment. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Tuesday August 7, 2018

• Chart: Nuclear weapons in 1945 and 2018 in comparison | Statista

August 6 marks the day the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, Nagasaki was also the target of an atomic bomb named “Fat Man”. These remain the only wartime nuclear attacks in history. How do those two weapons compare to the most powerful warheads in the world today?

via • Chart: Nuclear weapons in 1945 and 2018 in comparison | Statista

Inverter makers plan alternatives to avoid potential 25% tariffs – pv magazine USA

Huawei did not respond to pv magazine‘s request for comments by press time. Another market leader among Chinese inverters makers, Sungrow, was not listed among those inverter makers most likely to be affected by the tariffs. This may be due to the company recently opening a 3 GW inverter factory in India.

GTM Research’s Shiao notes that even at 25%, the system-level impact of any tariffs on inverters will be minor, but that the market disruption caused by several ongoing trade actions may be the real problem. “The bigger challenge is the continued cost uncertainty from all of these trade policies,” explained Shiao.

“The U.S. has AD/CVD tariffs, Section 201, Section 232 on steel (affecting tracker prices) and now these tariffs. Cost projections for solar has never been simple with the base market dynamics and the continued surprise and threat of new tariffs creates unnecessary uncertainty in supply chains and cost planning.”

via Inverter makers plan alternatives to avoid potential 25% tariffs – pv magazine USA

gulftoday.ae | Michael Jansen: Adding to Palestinian woes

The Trump administration’s regional policy is based on business-style deal-making that could undermine the stability of this region… The first involves cultivating and maintaining an atmosphere of treat and instability to promote the purchase of arms. This effort has been spearheaded by Donald Trump himself, the world’s most aggressive arms dealer, who has been joined by the leaders of Britain, France, Russia, Germany, China and minor exporters.

US arms exports rose by 25 per cent in 2017, the first year of the Trump administration. Total US exports amount to $1.5 trillion, of which $42 billion is in arms, a relatively modest sum. However, weapons manufacturers are important political players on the US domestic scene. Trump wants to keep them sweet to secure backing for his 2020 re-election bid.

US arms exports amount to one-third of the global arms trade, half are delivered to this region. Saudi Arabia consumes the second largest share of arms globally, India is first. Egypt is second in the region and the UAE third.

via gulftoday.ae | Michael Jansen: Adding to Palestinian woes

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May | Heavenletters

Beloved, each day is a new day. Look at life in this way. Each day is a New Bounty to you. No day, as you know days, comes again. Of course, it’s possible to look at each day as a revolving door that you may enter anew. Today is a new day. Welcome it. This new day may not show up with Broadway lights and a drum roll. Nevertheless, something is up to you to see anew.

Rather than thinking of yourself as starting over, think of yourself as starting anew. You might like to live a new day rather than patch up an old one, yes?

You are on the brim of something new and joyous that is awaiting you to discover. Who doesn’t want more joy? Start out on a new journey that you have never embarked on before. You are embracing a new start in life. This is the first time you have set your eyes on this journey. You look around for a starting place. That’s all you are doing. What new discovery will you make? Make it. Make several. You are going somewhere today where you have never gone before. At the very least, you will step somewhere you never stepped before in the very shoes you are wearing this day.

You may love the familiar, and yet who doesn’t love a new beginning as well? May your eyes and your heart alight on something new. Beloveds, life doesn’t exactly allow you to sit in the same chair all your life as if you couldn’t budge.

via Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May | Heavenletters

Violent Proto-Fascists Came To Portland. The Police Went After The Anti-Fascists. | HuffPost

This is America’s modern “free speech” rally in the era of President Donald Trump. Trollish far-right leaders, like Gibson, plan a battle royale disguised as a celebration of the First Amendment. People come decked out with weapons and armor to fight anti-fascists, and one of two things happens: The two sides beat the living snot out of one another en masse, or police break it up.

At the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, the former happened, ending with a neo-Nazi allegedly driving a car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others.

On June 30 in Portland, the city declared a riot after police let Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys brawl with anti-fascists in the streets. Some half a dozen people were sent to the hospital after the day’s chaos, one with a brain hemorrhage.

via Violent Proto-Fascists Came To Portland. The Police Went After The Anti-Fascists. | HuffPost