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.
In a follow-up interview with Hadashot TV news, Zohar at first denied that he had spoken about the supremacy of the “Jewish race,” but, presented with a recording of his earlier comments, doubled down and reiterated: “The Jewish people and the Jewish race are of the highest human capital that exists.”
“What can you do? We were blessed by God… and I will continue to say that at every opportunity,” he said. “I don’t have to be ashamed about the Jewish people being the Chosen People; the smartest, most special people in the world.”
It is fine to have self love, but then to denigrate, attack and demean others is not ok. This dualistic consciousness of separation from others is what causes all of the problems of the world.
Self love is not an act of exclusion. It is an act of inclusion. It is finally treating yourself with the same love, care, and consideration you have been so mindfully giving everyone else. It is simply shifting into fairness and balance, which serves the wellness of everyone involved. If you have been feeling like there is a missing piece you must find in order to move into wholeness, it is entirely likely that what you have been looking for all along is your own love and attention. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
McALLEN, Texas — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
Thousands protest Trump administration’s family separation policy
One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.
This is how a person treats an ANIMAL, not a HUMAN. How far has the US sunk? Keeping animals in cages is ok, but not CHILDREN.
It is amazing how this reporter tries to make this all sound ok.. acceptable, and that the kids are ‘happy’.
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families | The New Yorker
Four months after the failure of Evian, in November, came Kristallnacht. At the time, Karola Ruth Siegel was a ten-year-old Jewish girl living with her parents in Frankfurt. Nazis showed up at their apartment to arrest her father, a salesman. As they marched him off into a covered truck, he turned around and looked at Ruth, who was watching from the window. She waved, and he waved back. Then he smiled, so that she wouldn’t cry. She never saw him again.
Two months later, in January, 1939, Ruth’s mother placed her on a train with other German Jewish children bound for Switzerland—part of the Kindertransport. Her mother hugged her on the platform, Dr. Ruth told Merkel and the rest of us, and, to keep herself from crying, she began to sing songs during the train ride that would bring her back to the happy time when their family was together. Dr. Ruth survived the war and the Holocaust in Switzerland. Her parents perished in the Nazi death camps.
Those who don’t learn from history are forced to live through it again.
Just like the US failing to take in Jewish refugees during the rise of Hitler and his racist policies back then, now the US is refusing to take in minorities, for racist reasons.
Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range
In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation.
That study concluded that nearly four out of five of the larger battery packs examined lost cell capacity three times faster than earlier 24-kwh battery packs that were studied.
This week, Nissan said it would issue a software update for the battery controllers to help stem the power loss. The software fix was reported by Clean Fleet Report.
via Greencarreports Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range
Study: HPV Gardasil Vaccine Linked to Decline in Fertility Rates in U.S. Women Aged 25–29
A major study has just been published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health looking at declining fertility rates among eight million U.S. women aged 25 to 29 during a 7-year period.
The title of study, published by Gayle DeLong, Ph.D., from the Department of Economics and Finance, Baruch College/City University of New York, is “A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25–29 who received a human papillomavirus vaccine injection.”
The new fuel cell EV fleet will consist of 50 hydrogen Renault Kangoo vans, which ENGIE Cofely will deploy to service buildings it has under contract in the Ile-de-France.
Here’s the money quote:
The definitive installation will produce hydrogen on site with an electrolyser powered solely by renewable energy. The hydrogen station is designed, manufactured and integrated by McPhy, a leader in production, storage and hydrogen distribution equipment that serves the energy transition.
via TriplePundit Leading Gas Company Launches Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Fleet
Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Friday June 15, 2018
Many of you seek perfect relationships and wish to move into unconditional love. Our question is, if your partner is perfect how will you ever know your love is unconditional? The true beauty of unconditional love is the acceptance and safety it creates which supports everyone in their unique expression of self exactly as they are. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGate
Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – SFGateSure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over.
People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” D’Alessandro said, adding he’s traveled the world, and San Francisco stands out for the wrong reasons. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.
“How can it be?” he continued. “How can it have gotten to this point?”
No mention of the growing income inequality under Trump administration. The income gap is widening. Poverty and homelessness are GROWING as a result of the 1 percent stealing the wages of the 99 percent and giving themselves raises, bonuses and golden parachutes.
The 1 percent use the divide and conquer tactics, plus added helpings of fear plus hatred, demonizing the victims of the corporate welfare and 1 percent theft..
On the Brink of a Bond Market Apocalypse! « Socio-Economics History Blog
Will the FedRes let the bond market collapse? It is clear that foreigners are buying much less bonds, from the latest auction results. No amount of money is sufficient for the deficits the US government is generating. In the end, the FedRes will aggressively monetize debts (QE) by printing money out of thin air. It is a currency event and the precursor to the collapse of the USD. Whichever way you look at it, even if the bond market does not collapse, it will be paid with useless toilet paper USD. It amounts to the same thing: a collapse (albeit via the USD). Martin Weiss warns:
Trusting Washington and Wall Street is bankrupting millions of Americans … and now they’re at it again! In the 1990s, Wall Street urged you to buy Internet stocks at 500 and 1,000 times earnings — and even tried to railroad you into stocks with no earnings at all. Result: According to the Fed, nearly $6.6 trillion vanished into thin air when those stocks crashed and burned.
Then, in 2001, Washington got into the act — driving interest rates to their lowest levels since World War II … helping to create the greatest real estate bubble in history … and doing absolutely nothing when money-hungry bankers and brokers broke every rule in the book. Result: The Fed’s latest report reveals another $15.5 trillion in losses the great real estate bust, credit crisis and recession.
The bottom line: In less than one decade, investors who trusted Washington and Wall Street were fleeced to the tune of $22.1 TRILLION! Now, by bailing out bankers, brokers and CEOs, Washington has created the most dangerous bubble so far: The enormous and rapidly growing explosion of federal debt — U.S. treasuries — dumped on investors worldwide.
An explosion of debt under Trump budget and tax bill… check
An explosion of bond sales due to Trump budget and tax bill…. check
What will the third explosion be? How long will it take?
Few people understand that during reprocessing of nuclear fuel, and the production of 68 tons of plutonium, Hanford emitted 8.9 Billion Curies of I131. This amount was calculated by a physicist, using known formulas used by nuclear scientists.
Excellent speech by Dr. Caldicott MD, well worth listening to and watching. She is an expert on nuclear weapons, nuclear plants, and the negative effects of invisible heavy metal radioactive poisons on human health. This is not something you will typically hear on the mass media or in any school or college.
via Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon? 60 Minutes – Hanford Released 1-8 Billion Curies Radioactive Iodine So Far, Human And Animal Negative Health Effects Detailed Around Ruthenium, Cerium, Plutonium, Strontium Radioactive Heavy Metal Poisons | A Green Road Journal
Despite Tariffs, Solar Energy Is Cheaper Than Ever
Solar auctions continue to drop to record lows in the United States, even as tariffs are imposed in favor of keeping the coal and natural gas industries afloat as renewable energy takes over.
The latest example occurred this week when a Nevada solar auction sold at a rate of $23.76 per megawatt-hour in a 25-year contract at the Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm, according to Earther. The facility is expected to be ready in 2021, and it breaks a one-week-old record for the country’s cheapest solar project, the report added.
That’s the unprecedented conclusion from top scientists in a special new issue of the journal Nature dedicated to Antarctica. They warn that if the Paris Accord fails to reverse emission trends, we will see “economic losses from the flooding of coastal cities [that] exceed US$1 trillion per year” within decades.
What happens to Antarctic is of existential concern to our coastal cities because it contains enough landlocked ice to ultimately raise sea levels more than 100 feet — and we are near a point of no return beyond which collapse of large parts of the Antarctic ice sheet will be unstoppable.
The Nature article that has been getting the most media attention is a detailed analysis of ice loss using three different methods that lead to one grim conclusion: Antarctica lost more than a trillion tons of ice from 2012-2017 — five times the rate of ice loss in the 1990s.
Global warming consequences are accelerating via MANY negative tipping points. Modern society must change radically and fast to survive.
SoftBank plans $60-100 billion investment in ONE solar project in India
Japan’s SoftBank is planning to invest between $60-100 billion in a solar power project in India, a Japanese report said Friday, as the firm looks to expand its interests into various sectors.
The report by public broadcaster NHK comes after SoftBank announced in March it would partner Saudi Arabia on a multi-billion dollar solar project that the company’s founder called the largest in the world.
NHK said the massive investment in India would be funded jointly by SoftBank and Saudi Arabia, which have already partnered to create the Vision Fund investment vehicle.
Unit 1 of the Wolsong nuclear power plant will be retired prior to the expiration of its operating licence in 2022, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced today as it also cancelled plans for four new reactors. The move is in line with the South Korean government’s policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy.
State-owned KHNP said its board had made the decision for the early closure of Wolsong 1 at a meeting today in Seoul. In a statement, the company said its decision was based on the “uncertain economic viability” of its continued operation and recent low operating performance. KHNP said it will “proceed with a follow-up process to acquire a licence under the Nuclear Safety Act to change [the unit’s status] to permanent suspension of operation”.
via World Nuclear News Early closure for Korea’s oldest operating reactor
GOP Lawmaker, Conservative Groups Express Interesting In Renewable Energy Businesses | Wisconsin Public Radio
More Republicans in Wisconsin say they’re getting excited about renewable energy.
While Democrats have traditionally led the fight for harvesting electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar, a few Republicans say they’re coming on board to the idea.
State Sen. Patrick Testin, R- Stevens Point, told attendees of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer during the weekend that he looks at solar and wind installation companies as job creators.
Yemen – The Starvation Siege has Begun
The problem is that the Saudis plan a starvation siege on all territory held by the Houthis and their aligned forces.
There are some eighteen million people living in those territories. Eight million of them are already on the border of starvation. The Saudis want to take Hodeidah to block food access for the people in Sanaa. If they succeed, or if the harbor infrastructure gets damaged by fighting, the eight million will probably die and another ten million will also be in imminent danger.
The Saudi media are not even shy about the intent. Liberating Hodeidah is a must for cutting the Houthi lifeline headlined the Arab News. Asharq Al-Awsat opined that the operations is necessary to “tighten the siege” until the Houthi “surrender to all conditions and resolutions”, “hand over their arms” and “leave Sanaa”.
The Yemeni lawyer Haykal Bafana points out that the Saudis used the same strategy in 1934 during a border conflict with the Imamate of Yemen. Back then the Saudis occupied Hodeidah and starved the population of Sanaa, the seat of the Imamate, until Yemen gave up. This is what they want to repeat:
Trump and his followers are all ok with this starving of millions of people. Genocide is starting today, and the US is once again responsible for it, participating in it, and supporting it, plus the millions of refugees that will be fleeing the country.
Of course, the US will take none of the responsibility for creating a refugee crisis of 65 million people globally today, as it refuses to take in any of those displaced, bombed out civilians, including children.
In addition to the war on terror, the war on drugs is also creating a huge amount of suffering, death and refugees, but instead of helping those affected, refugee asylum seeking children are put in dog kennel style prisons, forcibly removed from their parents.
Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death in Yemen. No Big Deal to US
More than a year after the defense secretary’s remarks, the US continues to make Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression possible, and the secretary of state has already articulated the official expectations of the US government in all its mendacity:
We expect all parties to honor their commitments to work with the UN Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen on this issue, support a political process to resolve this conflict, ensure humanitarian access to the Yemeni people, and map a stable political future for Yemen.
This is exactly what the US has refused to do for years. The US under President Obama took part in a political process that imposed a Yemeni government in the country that was unacceptable to the Houthis and the Yemeni majority, leading to a coup. This annoyed the US, since it disrupted the US use of Yemen as pretty much of a free fire zone for drone strikes. So the US green-lighted the illegal Saudi war on Yemen and made it possible with military support, including target choice, mid-air refueling, and a naval blockade. The US has consistently undermined any political peace process. The US has participated in bombing humanitarian access to the Yemeni people. Now, under Trump, people are calling for the US to head off yet another potential atrocity of mass death at the hands of war criminals. Yes, it’s the right thing to do, but it was the right thing to do in 2015 and then it would have been a much better thing and, possibly, even an effective thing.
Bird Song | Heavenletters
All aboard! Beloved, today is about to begin. We are taking off for Heaven today. Today is a day secured with blessings. A blessing here, a blessing there, blessing, blessing, blessing everywhere. Sweet blessings all day long. What else but blessings? Blessings are Manna from Heaven, and Manna from Heaven is for you. I leave a trail for you of Manna from Heaven to bring you to follow Me today. Manna from Heaven replaces bread crumbs. Follow Me. Sing a Manna from Heaven song.
Why not? Do you have ave anything better to do? That you are busy doesn’t excuse you. This morning, birds are busy singing. Birds are intent upon singing. Birds are meant to sing, and so are you. No more from you like:
“Aughh, it’s too early to get up.” No more putting the pillow over your head. Get up, Bucko. Sing and dance into your day. Have something you look forward to getting up for.
Today is a new day for you to greet. Hop to it.
Today has come all the way from Heaven for you. Are you really meaning to push this Fresh from Heaven Day back? There is no holding back the dawn from where I come. Wake up today with Me. How about it?
During the first three months of ICE’s 2018 fiscal year, the agency deported 56,710 people, 46 percent of whom had not been convicted of a crime. This year, ICE expects to deport 209,000 people (PDF). It is highly unlikely that Palij will be among them—even though Palij is a war criminal, the last Nazi war criminal living in the United States.
Palij served as a guard during World War II at the Trawniki forced labor camp, which also trained those participating in “Operation Reinhard,” a plan to exterminate every Jew in German-occupied Poland. He entered the country in 1949 without divulging his past and was later awarded citizenship, of which he was stripped by a federal judge in 2004 and ordered deported.
“During a single nightmarish day in November 1943, all of the more than 6,000 prisoners of the Nazi camp that Jakiw Palij had guarded were systematically butchered,” Eli Rosenbaum, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI), said after the ruling. “By helping to prevent the escape of these prisoners, Palij played an indispensable role in ensuring that they met their tragic fate at the hands of the Nazis.”
via Daily Beast ICE Won’t Deport the Last Nazi War Criminal in America
Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents
Sessions — who last month announced a “zero tolerance policy” to criminally prosecute people crossing the border illegally — made his latest remarks in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, telling the group that the migrant families were to blame for their own break-ups and that his department’s separation of families was not “unusual or unjustified.”
Judge sends Manafort to jail after Mueller charges witness tampering | TheHill
Manafort was immediately taken into custody following the ruling and then taken to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., according to CNN.
Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., to narrow restrictions on Manafort or send him to jail amid allegations that he tried to convince two potential witnesses to lie to investigators about lobbying work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
The two witnesses reported Manafort’s alleged attempt to influence them to Mueller, according to The New York Times. In a court filing on Wednesday, prosecutors appeared to have inadvertently revealed the identities of those witnesses — previously only referred to as D1 and D2 — as Alan Friedman and Eckart Sager.
New US Solar Record — 2.155 Cents Per kWh! (with Escalator for Inflation) | CleanTechnica
We have seen solar power in the Middle East come into the low 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) range. We have seen it under 2 cents per kWh in Mexico. Misguided, casual observers claimed these prices only occurred due to heavily exploited labor, but now we have also seen 2.155 cents per kWh in the United States (h/t RenewEconomy). This contract was one of six contracts that Nevada Power recently signed. All 6 contracts came in under 3 cents per kWh. Update: This particular project had a 2.5% per year escalator for inflation. Another project had a higher price/kWh in the first year but with no escalator it came to an average of 1.795¢/kWh over the 25 year PPA period.
New York attorney general sues to dissolve Trump Foundation | TheHill
The complaint also notes a political contribution made by the foundation that the charity did not report. Trump Organization staffers said the failure to report the donation was an error, according to the document.
“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Underwood said in a statement.
“This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is launching a major effort to find immigrants they believe cheated during their naturalization process and strip them of U.S. citizenship.
Going after immigrants’ naturalized citizenship is not a typical process in the United States. It’s so rare, in fact, that most U.S. efforts to investigate naturalized citizens have focused on war criminals, like Nazis.
This is just one of many examples of the Trump administration’s hostility towards immigrants—and with noted anti-immigrant USCIS director Lee Francis Cissna at the helm, it’s impossible to believe any claims that this new directive is in good faith.
It would be one thing if they went after Nazi war criminals, but it is quite another to after minorities from foreign countries where the skin color is other than white, just to try and figure out a way to kick them out due to their skin color or religion.
When my husband and I look back at our lives before Gardasil, it seems dreamlike.
We were living our American Dream. We were married, had good jobs, bought a home to raise our two healthy kids in and were leading a vibrant family life.
That was until September 2, 2010, when we took our daughter to the Pediatrician and consented to the administration of a vaccine we knew nothing about.
Everything changed that day and the damage from one jab of Gardasil almost cost us every part of our American Dream including the life of our precious daughter.
The funny thing is that I am a paralegal. I research EVERYTHING before making a purchase or before making important choices especially decisions that affect my children.
In hindsight, we can’t imagine why, but we never thought about researching a vaccine. All we knew about vaccines was what we now recognize as well derived marketing slogans such as “vaccines are safe and effective” or “vaccines save lives.”
Every day, we wish we would have heard just one warning so that we could have saved our precious daughter from years of suffering and quite possibly a lifetime of health issues.
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
It is easy for me to identify my own process of awakening. It began with the dislocation of moving to Nazareth and being immersed in someone else’s narrative – that of the Palestinians. Then, I faced for the first time in my career as a journalist an impenetrable wall of opposition, even from my own former newspaper, the Guardian, as I tried to explain that counter-narrative. In fact, I found that the Palestinian narrative was invariably misrepresented as anti-semitism. These were dark years of disillusionment and the loss of a professional and ideological compass.
“The reason the Great Western Narrative persists is because it is useful – to those in power.”
It is in such a moment of bereavement – deprived of the consolation of the Great Western Narrative – that one searches for a door to enlightenment. It can be a long journey to find it. My door appeared while reading about the Propaganda Model of Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky in their book “Manufacturing Consent,” as well as stumbling across a website called Media Lens. They helped me understand that the narrative problem was not restricted to Israel-Palestine, but was a much more general one.
In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elite’s privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie – or at least, not most of them – it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else
via Common Dreams How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
Embrace Your Light | The Creator Writings
Dearest One, you have crossed a line from which there is no return. The changes you have made, the growth you have experienced and the things you have seen make it impossible. Now is the time to stand up and be counted as one of the many who are on the forward path. Yes, it may be frightening…”will they look at me like I have three heads?” (Smiling) Do not worry my love, those that resonate with you will come forward, shining their light! And, as your light joins with theirs, it will awaken the ‘sleepers’ around you. Yes, the time is here. Embrace it! ~ Creator