» opinion INDEPENDENCE DAY

It's time to rid ourselves of the two party system

opinion

FBI decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton two months before Clinton was interviewed in the FBI probe

Back in September of 2017, Politico, a newspaper that covers government actions or rather “mis-actions” reported that Comey of the FBI was indeed a biased Democratic leaning Department of Justice official. According to the transcripts, the former FBI Director, James Comey, had already decided not to prosecute Clinton months before she was even interviewed.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they obtained the transcripts from the Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog agency that launched an investigation into whether Comey’s actions violated a federal law against government employees engaging in political activity while on duty.

Yet now some four months later nothing has been done to either prosecute Comey and some of his equally biased investigators. Why? I’ll tell you why. This is the very definition of the Deep State, that is, government bureaucrats who instead of serving and protecting the American people have aligned themselves with powerful and rich politicians and their sponsors in order to keep Washington running as “business as usual.” Trump is nothing if he is not a man of his word. He truly wants to make America great but to do that he needs the support of Americans from all walks of life, creed and color. They hate him because the kickbacks, the profiteering, the outright corruption will stop under Trump. Sure he has his faults, who doesn’t? But don’t you see that his lack of tact is more than made up by his love of Americans and their way of life. Here is a man made in the mold of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt and, yes, even John Kennedy. Neither gave up, they took the heat and they were loyal to the people of this great country.

Comey spoke to more than 2,000 William & Mary students, faculty and staff members who gathered in the Wren Yard for the annual event. The ceremony welcomes William & Mary’s new students to the campus and officially marks the beginning of the academic year.

Guess what? Comey will teach an ethics course in the fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 at the College of William & Mary with executive assistant professor Drew Stelljes. “I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership,” stated Comey. What is he going to teach these student? How to lie, cheat and forget their principles in favor of power, wealth and corruption?


Is it possible the missile attack on Hawaii was not a false alarm and it was actually shot down by U.S. Naval forces still loyal to President Trump?

Don’t you think it strange that Bill and Hillary Clinton were in Oahu when the “button” (there is no single button, but rather two sets of keys) was “accidentally” pushed? For you fools that still believe we live in a Democratic society, I have news for you. The U.S. has become a battleground for foreign powers that have a vested interested in America’s future. China owns most of our national debt. Israel’s president Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is more popular and carries more weight with Congress and the Evangelical Movement that any president going back several political administrations. Russia is becoming a respected world power and they now carry the mantle of Christian ethos, albeit Orthodox Christianity.

To have a nuclear bomb go off in Hawaii would give the Democrats the justification to impeach Trumps who has proven himself to be an excellent administrator as well as the only president to seriously challenge the secret Shadow Government that controls Washington D.C. And furthermore, attack Hawaii? Sounds like another Pearl Harbor plot. Why not Seattle or San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Another fact that make this story sound a little fishy. The man who supposedly pushed the “button” was reassigned. Reassigned? Reassigned? Good God wake up people.

Below is a video of former CIA specialist Robert Steele who along with several other secret whistle blowers have uncovered the corruption and crimes of the Clinton/Obama era.


The Power of Christ invoked by Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin invokes “Power of Christ” during ancient Epiphany ritual baptism on 19 January 2018 as global war nears

Putin invoked the “Power of Christ” on the eve of Turkish forces that have declared war on U.S. bases in Syria. The ritual of the Power of Christ is a Christian Orthodox prayer calling upon Christ’s saving power.

Russia is a multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation. Orthodox Christianity is Russia’s largest religion with 75% of the population belonging to the Orthodox Christian denomination. Islam is professed by 5% of the population. Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism and Buddhism are professed by 1% of the population each.

President Erdoğan of Turkey has vowed to rid the presence of U.S. intervention in Syria and consequently the Middle East, under any pretext.

Currently the U.S. has a 30,000 strong army across the border from Turkey under the pretext of fighting ISIS; however, both Russia, Turkey, and other nations to include Iran and Iraq have claimed that ISIS has been pushed out of Syria. The U.S. is in violation of international laws that prohibit foreign nations from occupying sovereign territories when there is no immediate threat or justification.

The imminent clash of forces between Turkey and potentially the U.S. is almost biblical in its origin, as a number of prophesies talk about the clash of kings from the North and South.

I personally do not believe the Trump administration wants to see another war in the region but the as I have discovered by studying international politics, the military/industrial/Intelligence complex in America has its own agenda and these policies are a carry over from the Obama administration who’s unofficial policy was to create and support ISIS. As I have mentioned many times before, the Deep State and Shadow Government that controls Washington are extremely entrenched and not even the “Commander-in-Chief” has the power to redirect our resources as he sees fit.

JS


What is the Secret Government? What is the Deep State? Who really runs our government?

Principally, it is the CIA and NSA that control Congress. The U.S. military is not really controlled by the President. The CIA which possesses the same military capacity as the armed forces has assassinated countless heads of state around the globe and many dissidents and patriots in the United States. They overthrow governments using subversion, conduct false flag operations to keep people in constant fear and ready for the eventual creation of a one-world corporate dictatorship. They create the problem then propose the solution which invariably is never for the benefit of the general public.

Kevin Shipp is a recent CIA whistle blower, among one of the highest ranking CIA administrators, who finally could not stomach the constant violation of U.S. laws and Constitution, as well as international laws. Assassination, blackmail, lying, control of the mainstream media and fake news are all tools of the trade for the CIA. Every major studio in Hollywood has an assigned “tactical advisor” that shapes the production of every major film and much of television programming. After Hillary Clinton started to be exposed by WikiLeaks, guess what? A new television series called Madame Secretary was produced and promoted. What a wonderful lady. Honest, courageous, smart, kind and very diplomatic. Ya right.

Interesting enough, the last few episodes focus on the Secretary of State’s involvement in implementing the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, i.e., Impeachment of the President of the United States. Wow.

This video by Kevin Shipp tells it all.

Related Video:


More classified emails found on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop which originated from State Department under Clinton

(Reprint from Judicial Watch, January 4, 2018)

State Department Releases 147 New Huma Abedin Work-Related Emails, 806 Total Emails

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch revealed today that there are at least 18 classified emails in the 798 documents recently produced by the State Department from the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s elicit email system. The emails were found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged husband of former Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Abedin was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Weiner is a disgraced former congressman and New York mayoral candidate who pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. Abedin kept a non-State.gov email account on Hillary Clinton’s notorious email server that she used repeatedly for government business.

There are five new classified emails among 147 new Abedin work-related documents released by the State Department on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Thirteen emails containing classified information were also found on the Weiner laptop computer that had already been released to the public. This classified material includes discussions about Saudi Arabia, The Hague, Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the identity of a CIA official, Malawi, the war in Syria, Lebanon, Hamas, and the PLO.

Hillary Clinton may have scrubbed her private email server but she forgot to scrub the emails that Huma Abedin had on Weiner’s laptop.

On two occasions, classified material was sent by Abedin on her clintonemail.com account to Weiner’s laptop (sent to “Anthony Campaign”) on November 25, 2010. The email discusses an upcoming call with Prince Saud of “expected WikiLeaks leaks.” Abedin sent classified information the following day to Weiner’s laptop concerning a call that “Jeff” (presumably then- US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman) had with United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.

The Weiner laptop also contains classified material from Abedin’s Blackberry. A July 9, 2011, email contained classified information regarding a then-upcoming call between Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. On November 25, 2011, classified information was sent regarding Feltman’s notes on the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs impression of the Hamas- Palestine Liberation Organization talks. On May 4, 2012, additional classified material from the BlackBerry backup was sent.

“Judicial Watch’s work in federal court holding the government accountable to the rule of law has forced the State Department to finally release these documents,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The classified information on Weiner’s laptop is part of a pattern of mishandling national security material by Clinton and her aides. The Weiner emails emphasize the need for the Justice Department to conduct a fresh, serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law. That’s why we are pleased to learn that the Justice Department has reportedly at least begun asking questions about the Clinton classified material. Judicial Watch has no doubt that the Justice Department is taking these steps due to the ongoing disclosures of Clinton email misconduct from Judicial Watch’s lawsuits.”

In September 2017 Judicial Watch made public Abedin’s use of the unsecure Clinton email system for the transmission of sensitive passwords.

On August 18, 2009, confidential assistant Monica Hanley provided Abedin with laptop and fob (a physical device that provides a login code) logins and passwords to log onto a laptop, as well as a secure State Department website at https://one.state.gov. Included were a PIN number and instructions on how to access her email from the secure State Department website. Abedin forwarded this information to her unsecure account.

On January 2, President Trump tweeted: “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors’ pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”

The documents produced on December 12, 2017, are part of a court ordered production of documents. A State Department court filing states: “The State Department “identified approximately 2,800 work-related documents among the documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

The documents were produced in a May 5, 2015, lawsuit Judicial Watch filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)). Judicial Watch sued after the State Department failed to respond to a March 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking: “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.”

Judicial Watch previously released 20 productions of documents in this case that show examples of mishandling of classified information and instances of pay to play between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Also, at least 627 emails were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over, and further contradict a statement by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails had been turned over to department.

To see examples of previously released documents containing classified and sensitive information sent through the Clinton non-government server, click here.

Editor’s Note:

Anthony David Weiner is a former Democratic congressman from New York’s 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. He won seven terms as a Democrat, never receiving less than 60% of the vote. Wikipedia

Following a report from the Daily Mail in September 2016, the FBI investigated Weiner for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. His laptop was seized and emails related to the Hillary Clinton email controversy were found on it, causing a controversy late in the presidential election. On May 19, 2017, Weiner pled guilty to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. His wife, Huma Abedin, filed for divorce prior to Weiner’s guilty plea. In September, he was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. On November 6, 2017, Weiner began his sentence.

JS


Facebook works for U.S. government and others: Free speech no longer exists

Facebook admits it is deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli government

In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.”The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

Facebook Israel United States censorship

The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:

Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.

She’s right. The submission to Israeli dictates is hard to overstate: As the New York Times put it in December of last year, “Israeli security agencies monitor Facebook and send the company posts they consider incitement. Facebook has responded by removing most of them.”

What makes this censorship particularly consequential is that “96 percent of Palestinians said their primary use of Facebook was for following news.” That means that Israeli officials have virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians.

In the weeks following those Facebook-Israel meetings, reported The Independent, “the activist collective Palestinian Information Center reported that at least 10 of their administrators’ accounts for their Arabic and English Facebook pages — followed by more than 2 million people — have been suspended, seven of them permanently, which they say is a result of new measures put in place in the wake of Facebook’s meeting with Israel.” Last March, Facebook briefly shut down the Facebook page of the political party, Fatah, followed by millions, “because of an old photo posted of former leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.”

2016 report from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms detailed how extensive the Facebook censorship was:

Pages and personal accounts that were filtered and blocked: Palestinian Dialogue Network (PALDF.net) Gaza now, Jerusalem News Network, Shihab agency, Radio Bethlehem 2000, Orient Radio Network, page Mesh Heck, Ramallah news, journalist Huzaifa Jamous from Abu Dis, activist Qassam Bedier, activist Mohammed Ghannam, journalist Kamel Jbeil, administrative accounts for Al Quds Page, administrative accounts Shihab agency, activist Abdel-Qader al-Titi, youth activist Hussein Shajaeih, Ramah Mubarak (account is activated), Ahmed Abdel Aal (account is activated), Mohammad Za’anin (still deleted), Amer Abu Arafa (still deleted), Abdulrahman al-Kahlout (still deleted).

Needless to say, Israelis have virtually free rein to post whatever they want about Palestinians. Calls by Israelis for the killing of Palestinians are commonplace on Facebook, and largely remain undisturbed.

As Al Jazeera reported last year, “Inflammatory speech posted in the Hebrew language … has attracted much less attention from the Israeli authorities and Facebook.” One study found that “122,000 users directly called for violence with words like ‘murder,’ ‘kill,’ or ‘burn.’ Arabs were the No. 1 recipients of hateful comments. Yet there appears to be little effort by Facebook to censor any of that.”

Though some of the most inflammatory and explicit calls for murder are sometimes removed, Facebook continues to allow the most extremist calls for incitement against Palestinians to flourish. Indeed, Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has often used social media to post what is clearly incitement to violence against Palestinians generally. In contrast to Facebook’s active suppression against Palestinians, the very idea that Facebook would ever use its censorship power against Netanyahu or other prominent Israelis calling for violence and inciting attacks is unthinkable. Indeed, as Al Jazeera concisely put it, “Facebook hasn’t met Palestinian leaders to discuss their concern.”

Facebook now seems to be explicitly admitting that it also intends to follow the censorship orders of the U.S. government. Earlier this week, the company deleted the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Ramzan Kadyrov, the repressive, brutal, and authoritarian leader of the Chechen Republic, who had a combined 4 million followers on those accounts. To put it mildly, Kadyrov — who is given free rein to rule the province in exchange for ultimate loyalty to Moscow — is the opposite of a sympathetic figure: He has been credibly accused of a wide range of horrific human rights violations, from the imprisonment and torture of LGBTs to the kidnapping and killing of dissidents.

But none of that dilutes how disturbing and dangerous Facebook’s rationale for its deletion of his accounts is. A Facebook spokesperson told the New York Times that the company deleted these accounts not because Kadyrov is a mass murderer and tyrant, but that “Mr. Kadyrov’s accounts were deactivated because he had just been added to a United States sanctions list and that the company was legally obligated to act.”

As the Times notes, this rationale appears dubious or at least inconsistently applied: Others who are on the same sanctions list, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, remain active on both Facebook and Instagram. But just consider the incredibly menacing implications of Facebook’s claims.

What this means is obvious: that the U.S. government — meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration — has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration — or any other government — to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced? As the ACLU’s Jennifer Granick told the Times:

It’s not a law that appears to be written or designed to deal with the special situations where it’s lawful or appropriate to repress speech. … This sanctions law is being used to suppress speech with little consideration of the free expression values and the special risks of blocking speech, as opposed to blocking commerce or funds as the sanctions was designed to do. That’s really problematic.

Does Facebook’s policy of blocking people from its platform who are sanctioned apply to all governments? Obviously not. It goes without saying that if, say, Iran decided to impose sanctions on Chuck Schumer for his support of Trump’s policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Facebook would never delete the accounts of the Democratic Party Senate minority leader — just as Facebook would never delete the accounts of Israeli officials who incite violence against Palestinians or who are sanctioned by Palestinian officials. Just last month, Russia announced retaliatory sanctions against various Canadian officials and executives, but needless to say, Facebook took no action to censor them or block their accounts.

Similarly, would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.

As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power. Facebook will submit to and obey the censorship demands of governments and officials who actually wield power over it, while ignoring those who do not. That’s why declared enemies of the U.S. and Israeli governments are vulnerable to censorship measures by Facebook, whereas U.S and Israeli officials (and their most tyrannical and repressive allies) are not.

All of this illustrates that the same severe dangers from state censorship are raised at least as much by the pleas for Silicon Valley giants to more actively censor “bad speech.” Calls for state censorship may often be well-intentioned — a desire to protect marginalized groups from damaging “hate speech” — yet, predictably, they are far more often used against marginalized groups: to censor them rather than protect them. One need merely look at how hate speech laws are used in Europe, or on U.S. college campuses, to see that the censorship victims are often critics of European wars, or activists against Israeli occupation, or advocates for minority rights.

One can create a fantasy world in one’s head, if one wishes, in which Silicon Valley executives use their power to protect marginalized peoples around the world by censoring those who wish to harm them. But in the real world, that is nothing but a sad pipe dream. Just as governments will, these companies will use their censorship power to serve, not to undermine, the world’s most powerful factions.

Just as one might cheer the censorship of someone one dislikes without contemplating the long-term consequences of the principle being validated, one can cheer the disappearance from Facebook and Instagram of a Chechen monster. But Facebook is explicitly telling you that the reason for its actions is that it was obeying the decrees of the U.S. government about who must be shunned.

It’s hard to believe that anyone’s ideal view of the internet entails vesting power in the U.S. government, the Israeli government, and other world powers to decide who may be heard on it and who must be suppressed. But increasingly, in the name of pleading with internet companies to protect us, that’s exactly what is happening.

SOURCE: The Intercept


Vets may have been infected by a slow-killing virus while in Vietnam

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

This combination of file photos provided by their families shows some of the hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who suffered from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer believed to be linked to liver fluke parasites in raw or poorly cooked river fish. This cancer takes decades to manifest itself.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.

Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.

“It was surprising,” he said, stressing the preliminary results could include false positives and that the research is ongoing.

Northport VA Medical Center spokesman Christopher Goodman confirmed the New York facility collected the samples and sent them to the lab. He would not comment on the findings, but said everyone who tested positive was notified.

Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, has already lost friends to the disease. He was among those who got the call.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be me.”

The 69-year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didn’t have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study, but hoped his participation could help save lives. He immediately scheduled further tests, discovering he had two cysts on his bile duct, which had the potential to develop into the cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. They have since been removed and — for now — he’s doing well.

Though rarely found in Americans, the parasites infect an estimated 25 million people worldwide.

Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.

The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.

The numbers of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Curt Cashour, a spokesman with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “But until further research, a recommendation cannot be made either way.”

Veteran Mike Baughman, 65, who was featured in the previous AP article, said his claim was granted early this year after being denied three times. He said the approval came right after his doctor wrote a letter saying his bile duct cancer was “more likely than not” caused by liver flukes from the uncooked fish he and his unit in Vietnam ate when they ran out of rations in the jungle. He now gets about $3,100 a month and says he’s relieved to know his wife will continue to receive benefits after he dies. But he remains angry that other veterans’ last days are consumed by fighting the same government they went to war for as young men.

“In the best of all worlds, if you came down with cholangiocarcinoma, just like Agent Orange, you automatically were in,” he said, referring to benefits granted to veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant sprayed in Vietnam. “You didn’t have to go fighting.”

Baughman, who is thin and weak, recently plucked out “Country Roads” on a bass during a jam session at his cabin in West Virginia. He wishes the VA would do more to raise awareness about liver flukes and to encourage Vietnam veterans to get an ultrasound that can detect inflammation.

“Personally, I got what I needed, but if you look at the bigger picture with all these other veterans, they don’t know what necessarily to do,” he said. “None of them have even heard of it before. A lot of them give me that blank stare like, ‘You’ve got what?'”

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.

Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.

“It was surprising,” he said, stressing the preliminary results could include false positives and that the research is ongoing.

Northport VA Medical Center spokesman Christopher Goodman confirmed the New York facility collected the samples and sent them to the lab. He would not comment on the findings, but said everyone who tested positive was notified.

Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, has already lost friends to the disease. He was among those who got the call.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be me.”

The 69-year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didn’t have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study, but hoped his participation could help save lives. He immediately scheduled further tests, discovering he had two cysts on his bile duct, which had the potential to develop into the cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. They have since been removed and — for now — he’s doing well.

Though rarely found in Americans, the parasites infect an estimated 25 million people worldwide.

Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.

The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.

The numbers of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Curt Cashour, a spokesman with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “But until further research, a recommendation cannot be made either way.”

Veteran Mike Baughman, 65, who was featured in the previous AP article, said his claim was granted early this year after being denied three times. He said the approval came right after his doctor wrote a letter saying his bile duct cancer was “more likely than not” caused by liver flukes from the uncooked fish he and his unit in Vietnam ate when they ran out of rations in the jungle. He now gets about $3,100 a month and says he’s relieved to know his wife will continue to receive benefits after he dies. But he remains angry that other veterans’ last days are consumed by fighting the same government they went to war for as young men.

“In the best of all worlds, if you came down with cholangiocarcinoma, just like Agent Orange, you automatically were in,” he said, referring to benefits granted to veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant sprayed in Vietnam. “You didn’t have to go fighting.”

Baughman, who is thin and weak, recently plucked out “Country Roads” on a bass during a jam session at his cabin in West Virginia. He wishes the VA would do more to raise awareness about liver flukes and to encourage Vietnam veterans to get an ultrasound that can detect inflammation.

“Personally, I got what I needed, but if you look at the bigger picture with all these other veterans, they don’t know what necessarily to do,” he said. “None of them have even heard of it before. A lot of them give me that blank stare like, ‘You’ve got what?'”HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.

Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.

“It was surprising,” he said, stressing the preliminary results could include false positives and that the research is ongoing.

Northport VA Medical Center spokesman Christopher Goodman confirmed the New York facility collected the samples and sent them to the lab. He would not comment on the findings, but said everyone who tested positive was notified.

Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, has already lost friends to the disease. He was among those who got the call.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be me.”

The 69-year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didn’t have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study, but hoped his participation could help save lives. He immediately scheduled further tests, discovering he had two cysts on his bile duct, which had the potential to develop into the cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. They have since been removed and — for now — he’s doing well.

Though rarely found in Americans, the parasites infect an estimated 25 million people worldwide.

Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.

The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.

The numbers of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Curt Cashour, a spokesman with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “But until further research, a recommendation cannot be made either way.”

Veteran Mike Baughman, 65, who was featured in the previous AP article, said his claim was granted early this year after being denied three times. He said the approval came right after his doctor wrote a letter saying his bile duct cancer was “more likely than not” caused by liver flukes from the uncooked fish he and his unit in Vietnam ate when they ran out of rations in the jungle. He now gets about $3,100 a month and says he’s relieved to know his wife will continue to receive benefits after he dies. But he remains angry that other veterans’ last days are consumed by fighting the same government they went to war for as young men.

“In the best of all worlds, if you came down with cholangiocarcinoma, just like Agent Orange, you automatically were in,” he said, referring to benefits granted to veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant sprayed in Vietnam. “You didn’t have to go fighting.”

Baughman, who is thin and weak, recently plucked out “Country Roads” on a bass during a jam session at his cabin in West Virginia. He wishes the VA would do more to raise awareness about liver flukes and to encourage Vietnam veterans to get an ultrasound that can detect inflammation.

“Personally, I got what I needed, but if you look at the bigger picture with all these other veterans, they don’t know what necessarily to do,” he said. “None of them have even heard of it before. A lot of them give me that blank stare like, ‘You’ve got what?'”

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.

Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.

“It was surprising,” he said, stressing the preliminary results could include false positives and that the research is ongoing.

Northport VA Medical Center spokesman Christopher Goodman confirmed the New York facility collected the samples and sent them to the lab. He would not comment on the findings, but said everyone who tested positive was notified.

Gerry Wiggins, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, has already lost friends to the disease. He was among those who got the call.

“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be me.”

The 69-year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didn’t have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study, but hoped his participation could help save lives. He immediately scheduled further tests, discovering he had two cysts on his bile duct, which had the potential to develop into the cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. They have since been removed and — for now — he’s doing well.

Though rarely found in Americans, the parasites infect an estimated 25 million people worldwide.

Endemic in the rivers of Vietnam, the worms can easily be wiped out with a handful of pills early on, but left untreated they can live for decades without making their hosts sick. Over time, swelling and inflammation of the bile duct can lead to cancer. Jaundice, itchy skin, weight loss and other symptoms appear only when the disease is in its final stages.

The VA study, along with a call by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York for broader research into liver flukes and cancer-stricken veterans, began after The Associated Press raised the issue in a story last year. The reporting found that about 700 veterans with cholangiocarcinoma have been seen by the VA in the past 15 years. Less than half of them submitted claims for service-related benefits, mostly because they were not aware of a possible connection to Vietnam. The VA rejected 80 percent of the requests, but decisions often appeared to be haphazard or contradictory, depending on what desks they landed on, the AP found.

The numbers of claims submitted reached 60 in 2017, up from 41 last year. Nearly three out of four of those cases were also denied, even though the government posted a warning on its website this year saying veterans who ate raw or undercooked freshwater fish while in Vietnam might be at risk. It stopped short of urging them to get ultrasounds or other tests, saying there was currently no evidence the vets had higher infection rates than the general population.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Curt Cashour, a spokesman with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “But until further research, a recommendation cannot be made either way.”

Veteran Mike Baughman, 65, who was featured in the previous AP article, said his claim was granted early this year after being denied three times. He said the approval came right after his doctor wrote a letter saying his bile duct cancer was “more likely than not” caused by liver flukes from the uncooked fish he and his unit in Vietnam ate when they ran out of rations in the jungle. He now gets about $3,100 a month and says he’s relieved to know his wife will continue to receive benefits after he dies. But he remains angry that other veterans’ last days are consumed by fighting the same government they went to war for as young men.

“In the best of all worlds, if you came down with cholangiocarcinoma, just like Agent Orange, you automatically were in,” he said, referring to benefits granted to veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant sprayed in Vietnam. “You didn’t have to go fighting.”

Baughman, who is thin and weak, recently plucked out “Country Roads” on a bass during a jam session at his cabin in West Virginia. He wishes the VA would do more to raise awareness about liver flukes and to encourage Vietnam veterans to get an ultrasound that can detect inflammation.

“Personally, I got what I needed, but if you look at the bigger picture with all these other veterans, they don’t know what necessarily to do,” he said. “None of them have even heard of it before. A lot of them give me that blank stare like, ‘You’ve got what?'”

 


Donald Trump and the “Deep State” – What is really going on.

What I am about to cover is the latest “chatter” from a number of alternative news sources on the Internet. Normally, I will do extensive research to determine if there is even a semblance of truth on stories that claim to “know” how things in Washington are evolving with regard to the conflict between the Trump Administration and those on the left whose sole mission in life is to get Trump impeached or somehow removed from office. Nonetheless, this chatter is so intriguing I have to include it here.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a “hallmark of our democracy.” (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

One thing is for sure, Trump will not go easily and furthermore has the power of his office to fend off any congressional enemies, intelligence agencies (FBI, CIA or NSA) or bureaucrats that want to see things return to normal or at least the way they were under the Obama/Clinton regime.

The rumors are that Trump has requested over 10,000 indictments of people worldwide who have been identified as “enemies of the state.” In fact, Trump has, via executive mandate, established a state of national emergency, meaning he can arrest and detain indefinitely any individual, U.S. citizen or foreigner, who has threatened the national security of the United States. I did, in fact, look this up at the White House website (whitehouse.gov/)and there are several presidential orders and declarations to that effect. Furthermore, the financial accounts of these individuals or organizations can be frozen thus making it impossible for these individuals to access corporate or personal funds.

Intricately tied to these possible arrests are a number of human trafficking and child pedophilia rings that Trump has promised to eliminate. There is also the matter of drug trafficking into the United States which has recently seen a peak with the flooding of cocaine and heroin in most major metropolitan areas making drug overdose a rising cause of death according to law enforcement officials.

Unconfirmed still, are reports that Trump sent into the CIA Langley headquarters a contingency of Marines whose sole purpose was to confiscate files and documents that CIA has refused to provide the President. It was essentially an intelligence operation that resulted in a treasure trove of information implicating the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking from the Middle East and South America. Also discovered were the names and American political and corporate leaders who were involved in these operations. Many have seen the recent rash of retirements and termination in Washington and large industry.

Still further, inside sources have claimed that the Trump Administration has setup a special prison section in Guantanamo, Cuba for the future housing of American VIPs who has been identified as a threat to national security. Clintons? Obama? Bushes? Who knows. Certainly the Podesta brothers are at the top of the list, as is Clinton’s former political aide Huma Mahmood Abedin.

Reports are that John McCain, Hillary Clinton and an unidentified senator as wearing ankle braces what might instead be electronic ankle braces to keep track of their whereabouts and insure they do not leave the country. They have been wearing them for quite a while and one would assume they have healed by now.

The latest unconfirmed report is that Trump sent a Delta Force team to a mansion owned by Barack Obama in the city of Si Sa Ket in Thailand. The occupants had fled but found were 100 million in gold bullion and several computers which were confiscated.

Lastly, it is rumored that Trump is going to pardon Julian Assange and arrange for his remove from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. It was WikiLeaks that really opened the flood gates to the Clinton email scandal.

If any of the above is even partially true it seems as if the other shoe is about to drop.

JS


If you are raped don’t expect the police to care about finding the culprit

According the Freedom Thought Project, in Detroit Michigan 817 serial rapists still walk the streets due to a back log of untested rape kits going back  decades. Apparently, more than 11,300 rape kits that were found in a police storage warehouse, revealing that many of the identified rapists had two or more victims. In 2008, a team of investigators from the District Attorney’s office started to work on this back log and were amazed at the number of serial rapist they uncovered.

For additional details go to “Prosecutors Finally Look at Neglected Rape Kits and Found Cops Let 817 Serial Rapists Walk Free.” by Jack Burns an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine.

We need a new way of controlling crime in American cities. It is obvious that local police departments are becoming a criminal element in the community with corruption in the command and field levels, almost psychotic anger issues, and a shoot-first, ask questions later mentality.

JS

 


Alien Covenant (Treaty)

Most of you will laugh and smirk inwardly if I tell you that the United States along with some of its closest allies have a secret space program that involves interplanetary space travel, personnel exchanges between humans and friendly alien races, or that we have had bases on the Moon, Mars, the moons of Jupiter and elsewhere for decades.

Similarly, our technology has advanced so much that we now have the capability to defend the planet and mankind from ET races that do not have our interests at heart and could care less if we survive as a species. We are also a source of food for some and a source for ridicule for most, not all, considering our stage of development as sentient beings, barely able to cross the barriers of intergalactic travel and communication.

Of interest to those that believe in angels and demons, which I do, the practice of child sacrifice is a traditional ritual among several ET races who believe, no they actually know, that the properties of a child’s blood can give one prolonged life and also serve as a aphrodisiac or “high” particularly if the child is tortured before death to produce terror which then floods the system with high concentrations of adrenaline. Hand-in-hand with this extreme ritual is the practice of pedophilia. Pedophilia generates in the child feelings of fear, disgust then guilt which is also consumed by the vampire appetite of the alien race in question. They rape us physically and emotionally.

Trump, as you may recall, recently made returning to the moon a national objective. One can only conclude he is being kept out of the loop by the intelligence agencies that control the secret space program, or he is a willing participant in the public propaganda that keeps us ignorant of the technology that we have developed via the assistance of UFO crash retrievals and their subsequent reverse engineering.

There are also more than a couple of intergalactic treaties wherein we have agreed to exchange personnel and technology with select races, exchanges which involves genetic engineering. Our genes are apparently quite unique within the galaxy and some “contactees” and researchers claim that mankind is a strange hybrid composed of DNA from over 12 alien races who have either intermarried with man or have manipulated our DNA for their own purposes. What comes to mind is the biblical stories of the Nephilim giants who were the products of women and the “Watchers” or the research of Zechariah Sitchin on Sumerian history and traditions with its emphasis on the Annunaki translated, “those that came from the stars.”

I now have the pleasure of presenting is a 2 hour presentation by Kerry Cassidy, the founder and director of Project Camelot who I have been following for many years. Kerry is a one-of-a-kind expositor of the alien presence on earth and a magnet for whistle blowers from all levels of government, the military and science community, who have come forward to finally tell the truth about the unspeakable.

Think about it. Russia and the U.S. have a joint project in the ISS or International Space Station and have had it for decades. Trump and Putin talk frequently but it is not heavily publicized. Putin has accused the U.S. via its large bureaucracy, of listening to “men in black suits.” Now is that a reference to politicians who wear black or dark blue suits, or are we really talking of MIB, the movie, i.e., the alien presence? Believe or not human-looking aliens have infiltrated the governments of the world not just the U.S. it includes Russia. China, Germany, England and France. Incredible? Yes. True? Yes.

Time reveals all. “Hear ye hear ye!  Ladies and gentlemen, come see our bearded lady, our elephant man and man-eating snake!!! All for only 25 cents!”

JS


Alien/UFO disclosure in Russia has been happening for years but the U.S. still tells the American public that Roswell never happened.

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is a Russian politician and is currently the Prime Minister of Russia.  Now, when a man of this obvious authority and position in Russia tells you Russia has been documenting and tracking alien visitors from space for years, you had better take what he says seriously.

I am reminded of another article or post I did a couple of years ago regarding researchers who accidentally came across some rather odd files belonging to a former Russian Ambassador after his demise. Those files were later published and become known as the “Book of Alien Races” which is available on Amazon.com.

Monsters always seem to like beautiful human women. King Kong or the giant Nephilim?

The Russian Ambassador was actually the father of one of the researchers. As it turned out, the Russian government since prior to World War II had instructed all their diplomatic corps that they should interview and document any witnesses to alien encounters of the third kind (interaction with an alien being) in order to better understand the phenomena. What resulted was amazing first hand testimony and numerous artist renditions of the physical characteristics of these beings.

If you read this book you will be shocked at their appearance and it may remind you of some of the monsters you may have seen in early science fiction films, like the “Creature fro the Black Lagoon.” On the other hand some are quite humanoid in appearance and almost indistinguishable from mankind.

What follows in a recent interview that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave a Russian journalist regards the question of UFOs and alien visitors.

It is amazing to me that so many countries are quite willing to disclose this information but the U.S. is not. Why? You be the judge.

 


Judicial Watch Update

Editor’s Note: Judicial Watch or JW, is a professional legal team that advocates on behalf of the American people. Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) it aggressively obtains declassified  government documents that tell the truth of government activities.

180x150x1
04/19/2010
JW Sues FBI for Documents on Late John Murtha’s “Abuse of Office for More than 25 Years”
Source: Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for stonewalling the release of documents regarding the late Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha’s long history of allegedly corrupt behavior, including his connection to the ongoing FBI probe of a congressional earmarking scandal involving the now defunct PMA Group. Tom Fitton: “Leave it to the allegedly ‘transparent’ Obama administration to stonewall this basic open records request.”
13x13x1 READ MORE
180x150x2
12/14/2017
JW Sues Stonewalling FBI on Removal of FBI Agent Strzok from Mueller’s Team
Source: Judicial Watch
Tom Fitton: “It is disturbing the FBI has stonewalled our request about the Mr. Strzok demotion for four months. One can only conclude the FBI and Justice Department (including Mr. Mueller’s operation) wanted to hide the truth about how Strzok’s and Page’s political biases and misconduct have compromised both the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations.”
13x13x1 READ MORE
180x150x3
10/13/2017
FBI Belatedly Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents – Wants Six Weeks to Turn Over
Source: Judicial Watch
Tom Fitton: “It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit. Judicial Watch will continue to press for answers about the FBI’s document games in court. In the meantime, the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately.”
13x13x1 READ MORE

UK experiments with vending machines for homeless people

NOTTINGHAM, U.K. – In an initiative aimed at making the lives of homeless people in the U.K. a little simple, the country hosted the world’s first vending machine for rough sleepers. The vending machine, hosted at the Nottingham shopping centre carries free food and other essentials for those with a special keycard.

It contains essentials for rough sleepers and the inventor is hoping to put one in every city with a homelessness problem.

On Tuesday, the machine was unveiled at the Intu shopping centre in Broadmarsh and dispenses water, fresh fruit, energy bars, crisps, chocolate and sandwiches, as well as socks, sanitary towels, antibacterial lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste packs, and books.

(Reprint from Peking Press:)


What is ANTIFA and did they cause the Seattle train wreak?

Unconfirmed reports state that ANTIFA accepted the responsibility for the recent Amtrak train wreak south of Seattle, Washington. The reason given was to protest the continued use of fracking to pump oil. Keep in mind this segment of track had been in development for several years and it’s inaugural run had been much publicized in the Washington state area.

Only time will tell is there is any truth to this report, but exactly who or what is ANTIFA? The acronym stands for anti-fascism. According to statements made by its leadership they will fight against any organization, group or nation that promotes fascism and use any means, even force, to accomplish it’s end.

The best way to determine who or what an organization stands for is to find out who is funding them. For some time now, there has been speculation that the infamous George Soros is behind their development. Here again there is no evidence, yet, this previously unknown radical group is all of a sudden demonstrating a rather sophisticated approach to their stated goals, so it is obvious they are getting support from somewhere. That many of them wear terrorist-style masks makes one wonder their true origin.

Paid or subsidized protesters are often used in political fights such as they were during the 2016 presidential elections. If this is the case, this might be another tactic by the “Deep State” to disrupt President Trump’s policies and decisions. But please note that ANTIFA’s activities are not limited to the United States as they have a large presence throughout Europe.


In a growing number of jurisdictions you can be fined and jailed for feeding the homeless

Have we become like visitors to a zoo that are told not to feed the animals? Are we to take down our hummingbird feeders and stop feeding pigeons? I say unto you my friends whosoever ignores the hungry, the tired and the poor is destined to become hungry, tired and poor as well.

Below is a reprint from an article which appeared in Activist Post.

By Jack Burns

Wichita, KS— Wichita used to be known as “Cowtown” because of its cattle trade but now if people stop and give something as small as a cheeseburger to a homeless person they run the risk going to jail and paying a $500 fine. The ordinance was recently approved by the city council and now complicates matters for both panhandlers and philanthropic citizens alike.

Beatdowns and arrests by police are, unfortunately, becoming a larger and larger part of the homeless culture. Not only do police regularly harass the homeless but TFTP has reported on incidents in which officers have confiscated blankets and tents from homeless people in the middle of the winter.

Whether the dehumanization is to make way for the up and coming comic book festival or just a run of the mill sadistic police gang murder, homeless folks in the US are finding themselves in an increasingly hostile police state.

Cops in Saginaw, Michigan, who shot and killed homeless Saginaw resident Milton Hall, in firing squad fashion, during a confrontation in a shopping plaza parking lot were told that they wouldn’t face any charges. Who cares about one dead homeless guy, right?

Not only are police attacking the homeless but they are also attacking people for helping the homeless. And, as this new ordinance in Wichita highlights, helping those in need can now land you in jail. 

The police say they see the homeless situation in Wichita as more of a drug and alcohol addiction problem rather than an issue of hunger. Police have even created inter-organizational teams called “HOT” teams, Homeless Outreach Teams. HOT team members offer a hot meal and a warm place to stay but admit most homeless people don’t accept their offer.

HOT team member Officer Nate Schweithale told reporters:

While Wichita police say their HOT team’s offers of food and shelter to homeless members of society are rejected, there may be a few valid reasons why. First, some police departments have a sordid history of beating up and tasing homeless people. Lastly, other homeless individuals have found themselves in jail for extended periods of time. On one occasion an officer gave a feces sandwich to a homeless man. One homeless man was even attacked by a police K9 for being in a public park asleep.

In the eyes of police and the city council, however, panhandlers prey upon the generosity of donors, usually motorists, who stop their cars to give money, food, or other goods. In doing so, the police claim traffic accidents and slow traffic are the results.

In an effort to improve the flow of traffic and reduce needless accidents, the city council moved to fine generous citizens, threatening them with big fines and jail time of up to 30 days.

Alluding to a conflict of interest between the Constitution and the rights of a city to govern itself, Garland Egerton, Executive Director with Inter-Faith Ministries said there comes a time when free speech rights must take a backseat to city ordinances. He said:

When pastors are telling citizens not to help the needy and to accept a violation of rights in the process, something has gone horribly awry in the land of the free.

Now, for the voluntary action of handing someone else money, or asking another person for money, cops will arrest you. The City of Wichita made panhandling a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $500 and 30 days in jail. The ordinance also fines motorists with the same fines and possible jail time if they choose to give to the homeless.

Even if these panhandlers are rich drug addicts who live in high-rise apartments, there is no victim in the voluntary act of asking for and giving away money. As impeding the flow of traffic is already a violation in Wichita, this ordinance makes its purpose entirely clear—continue the war on homeless and those who try to help them, and generate revenue in the process.

Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.


Project NOLA: An effort to place surveillance cameras in every church in America

Everyone wants to make their home secure and safe from a growing criminal element roaming the streets in search of potential victims.

God sees everything. So does the NSA.

After 9/11, our government told us that with safety came the possibility we would have to relinquish some of our civil liberties. At the time, we had no idea what that meant. Later came the body scanners at government agencies, airports and even the physical searches of our bodies which became an issue when TSA personnel started invading even our private body parts for “contraband.”

Traffic cameras are mounted on a growing number of intersections in order to identify vehicle violations. Add to that, the introduction of face-recognition software that will provide a positive ID whether you are caught walking, running or driving a car.

Well, it was bound to happen. No place, whether it be in our homes, place of work, or in shopping malls will we be out of sight from surveillance cameras that are there to supposedly keep us safe? Really? How illogical is that?

Now add to this scenario, the fact that a growing number of jurisdictions are placing cameras in places of worship. Yes, you heard me right. Below is an excerpt from an article in Activist Post.

Big Brother Installing Surveillance Cameras in Places of Worship

Forget the fact, that minsters, priests, rabbis, etc., are secretly spying on worshipers. Forget the fact that places of worship want their own police force. And, finally, forget the fact that places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month to spy on families. Because, now, Big Brother has convinced places of worship to install surveillance cameras to spy on their followers.

Big Brother’s surveillance of religions would make the old NKVD blush with envy.

A recent article in The Advocate, warns that Project NOLA plans to install more than 100 surveillance cameras in places of worship.

Project NOLA, an independent, nonprofit crime camera network, has been seeking — and has begun to find — financial support for a plan that would place such cameras on more than 100 places of worship… (Source)Project NOLA’s first phase is to spend $1 million dollars on surveillance cameras in places of worship.

A key component of the partnership’s $1 million first phase is a plan to expand the nearly nine-year-old Project NOLA camera network.

Every place of worship to have surveillance cameras

Big Brother wants surveillance cameras in every place of worship.

Equipping every church in New Orleans with a surveillance camera is one of the goals of the NOLA Partnership for Public Safety and Peace. (Source)Just think about that for a moment, soon every place of worship will have surveillance cameras. Even Orwell’s book 1984 wasn’t that grim.  Who needs God’s all-seeing eye, when the police can do it for him in real-time

JS


The evolution of the FBI and CIA from intelligence gathering agencies into worldwide secret cabals accountable to no one.

A recent article in Infowars.com reports that FBI emails subpoenaed by a House Judiciary Committee hearing show a collusion between high officials within the FBI to prepare a contingency plan should Donald Trump win the 2016 Presidential elections.

Quote, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to his mistress, adding, “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

The message was dated August 15, 2016 and the “Andy” referred to in the message could only have been Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe, who was almost certainly party to the conversation given that it took place in his office. Strzok is the subject of controversy due to his anti-Trump biases as well as having served as a key agent for Special Prosecutor Mueller who is increasingly being accused as a former Clinton loyalist who should resign as Special Prosecutor.

There is nowhere to hide, no where to feel safe.

It is evident that the FBI has over the years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has steered a path that has politicized its operations in favor of neoconservatives within the circle of power in Washington D.C. No longer does it advise the President of the United States it now seeks to influence if not dictate to the legislative and executive branches of government.

Not let’s take a look at the FBI’s counterpart, the CIA.

During and after WWII, the United States realized that in order to stay abreast and ahead of any threats to the national security, an effective intelligence component was needed that would appraise the president of potential threats.

As WWII progressed Germany and Japan were able to demonstrate a superior ability to communicate via coded and encrypted means causing the Truman Administration to reconsider the scope and size of intelligence gathering. The end result was the CIA. This agency was created under the National Security Act of 1947, which President Truman signed on July 26, 1947.

The CIA officially came into existence on September 18 that same year. President Truman appointed the Deputy Director of CIG, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter as the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. One third of the CIA’s personnel were Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veterans. Two years later, President Truman signed the Central Intelligence Agency Act, which authorized CIA to secretly fund intelligence operations and conduct personnel actions outside of standard US Government procedures.

Thus began the creation of the “beast” or “Kraken” referencing the uncontrollable monster released by the god Zeus in the movie, “The Clash of the Titans.” Toward the end of the his life, Truman was quoted as saying, “I think it was a mistake. And if I’d known what was going to happen, I would never have done it.”

Consider this excerpt from the Mises Institute based in Austria.

But even if Truman’s homespun honesty and common man persona sometime wore thin, he deserves enormous credit for the startling admission that he regretted creating the CIA.

Speaking to a biographer in the 1960s, less than 20 years after signing the National Security Act of 1947, Truman expressed a sense of foreboding about what the agency had become, and would become:

Merle Miller: Mr. President, I know that you were responsible as President for setting up the CIA. How do you feel about it now?

Truman: I think it was a mistake. And if I’d know what was going to happen, I never would have done it.

This is decidedly not the kind of thing ex-presidents usually say. We won’t expect George W. Bush to announce his regrets over invading Iraq anytime soon.

But Truman’s instincts were right, even if he couldn’t have imagined what the CIA and the entire Deep State nexus would become. In Truman’s era, spying and subterfuge were physical endeavors, involving skilled agents and analog technology. Today the covert arts don’t require James Bond, but instead a trained technician who can pull information from a server farm.

The creation of intelligent robots able to make independent decisions about life and death

America, as is the rest of the world, at risk of losing it freedom and privacy via powerful intelligence agencies, i.e., FBI, CIA and NSA, The technology that has runs the world’s spy agencies (Mossad, MI6, etc.) is so sophisticated that we are at the brink of creating an Artificial Intelligence community that can out-think us, target us for termination anywhere in the world, and run our lives much more completely than a big brother in an Orwellian society.

Least you think human looking killer robots are still within the realm of science fiction take a look at this video of a San Mateo law maker who recently proposed legislation to ban the development of robots and drones that have autonomous or independent choice in the selection of targets for termination.

Below is a video of “Sophie,” an artificially intelligent robot that you would have difficulty differentiating from a real human unless you were specifically looking for the differences.

The world as depicted in the movie series, Terminator, does not seen too fantastical to believe anymore.

If you can hear this message, you are part of the resistance.

JS


England, like the U.S., is funding terrorist groups while pretending to fight them.

Now the terrorists are donning white helmets, have a facebook account and Paypal is helping ISIS raise cash to stop Russia and Syria from freeing Aleppo from their monstrous grasp.

Under the guise of foreign aid, the United Kingdom (UK) has been funding terrorist “Councils,” “Police,” And “White Helmets.” These groups might not normally be viewed by English tax payers as terrorist organizations but, in effect, are a front for terrorist groups in Syria and have received millions of pounds in English tax payer money.

The money has been awarded to groups like Adam Smith International (ASI) which is then funneled to the extremists. At the focus of the BBC expose, which was initially denied by British parliamentary leaders, is the fact that taxpayer money has been provided to the Free Syrian Police, a police force operated by “rebel” councils.

The “White Hats” was exposed in 2016 as an ISIS propaganda machine to raise money from foreign leaders like England’s Teresa May and Hillary Clinton. For more information visit this link:

White Helmets, terrorists “white hat” to cover “black deeds.”

The breaking story was published by BBC Panorama, an investigative news program that often breaks ranks from the normally pro-government BBC, which like CNN in America, supports the government’s position on Syria.

Below is an excerpt from the article, “UK foreign aid money ‘diverted to extremists’ in Syria” which appeared in the December 4, 2017 issue of BBC News.

Panorama has obtained ASI documents that show dead and fictitious people were on the police payroll. One police station in Koknaya in Idlib province was supposed to be the base for 57 police officers. But the documents show that when ASI’s staff visited in September 2016, they couldn’t find a single officer.

ASI said officers were accounted for on subsequent visits. The company has now suspended the payment of all salaries at the Koknaya police station. It said it had identified very few examples across Syria where deceased officers had remained on the salary list.

The documents also show how some police officers in Aleppo province were forced to hand over cash to the extremist group, Nour al-Din al-Zinki, in control of the area.

The Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement has been linked to atrocities including the beheading of a young prisoner in 2016.

The war on terror, especially in the Middle East, is nothing but a sham to cover the practices of the NATO nations to usurp the sovereignty of nations like Syria who view Russia as an ally and protector of their rights. Russia up to this point has been the major supplier of oil and gas to the nations that find themselves in the deteriorating EU or European Union. This has angered the “Big Four,” also known as G4 or EU4, refers to France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom because of their desire to push through their own pipelines and by so doing increase their profits while at the same time diminish Russia’s influence in the European theater.

It seems to me that the only nation interested in destroying ISIS is Russia with the U.S. coalition forces funding them behind the scenes and even warning them of upcoming attacks on key installations and oil convoys.

How do you like ‘dem apples?


Libya: An example of U.S. disregard for the rights and property of other nations.

Very little has been written about the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, who was assassinated on October 20, 2011 during the so-called Battle of Sirte in Libya.

His overthrow had implications for gold backed currency, ergo, the International Reserve Currency, which is currently the U.S, dollar; the continued growth and expansion of terrorism in Europe and the Middle East via ISIS; and the infamous Benghazi Scandal involving Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State, under the Obama Administration. Four American Department of State officials were murdered after Hillary authorized a “stand down” order to U.S. forces who were close enough to provide assistance which. in effect, became a death warrant for Ambassador Stevens and his attaches.

Keep in mind, most governments do not have currency backed by a gold standard, in fact, if they need money to balance their budgets, which are usually always in the red, they simply print more money, backed by nothing and no one. That is why counterfeiters are Public Enemy # 1, according to the FBI. They do not want us doing what the U.S. Government does via the Federal Reserve banking system every day.

Back to Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces or at least that is the official story by the mainstream media. What is little known is that these forces were CIA controlled and infiltrated.

Let me give you a little background on Libya and its former president, Gaddafi Muammar. For those of you who do not keep up with political geography, Libya is in the northeastern area of Africa, below the Mediterranean Sea and west of the Middle Eastern countries of Egypt and those part of the Middle East.

Despite his obvious showmanship with beautiful female guards standing at his side, his elaborate military uniforms with more medals than you count count, and his long speeches that would not stop, which is typical of most dictators who shape their public’s opinion with nationalistic sentiment and anti-Western rhetoric, Gaddafi was a really true ally of the United States in Africa and he was a funny. He was so funny they made a movie about him called “The Dictator” starring Sacha Baron Cohen.  Below is a trailer for that movie. I could not stop laughing when I saw it.

Well guess what boys and girls, Gaddafi had more gold than many developed countries. The reserves were substantial, ranking in the global top 25, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) data.

Gaddafi made one serious mistake – he bragged about it. Gaddafi had wanted to remove the U.S. dollar from African economies, the dollar being a fiat currency (Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but it is not backed by a physical commodity.) and substitute it with a legitimate gold back currency. Actually before the establishment of the central banking system in the U.S. via the Federal Reserve, the US dollar was gold-backed currency, something that John Kennedy had wanted to return to before he was assassinated. Fort Knox in Kentucky is supposed to house the gold that would serve the value of the American dollar domestically and worldwide, but if it is not being used, why have it?

It is also important to keep in mind that Libya is a rich oil producing nation numbering in the top 30 of the world’s oil producers, or was at least, before Gaddafi was murdered by US supported terrorists. The Clinton/Obama Administration wanted Libya’s gold, oil and location due to its internationally illegal actions relating to providing arms to terrorist groups, like ISIS.

Now that Libya is a non-functioning sovereign nation, the question remains, where did all that gold go? See the following link to get a clue.

Who Stole 143 Tons of Gold From the Libyan People?

One last item about the plunder of Libya by the United States. Obama and Clinton had devised this plan of taking all of Gaddafi’s weaponry, to include some nuclear short range missiles and putting them in the hands of ISIS who essentially was fighting a proxy war against Syria. Syria is a major stumbling block to the development of Western Bloc pipelines through the Middle East.

So you see my friends, Gaddafi’s assassination served several purposes – Gold, oil, and arming ISIS.

Incidentally Libyan embassy staff headed by Ambassador Stevens were part of the clandestine affair to arm ISIS which is why Hillary and Obama did not send in rescue forces because they did not want any evidence or testimony to the contrary. If the public ever found out and legitimate evidence ever produced, Clinton and Obama would be guilty of treason. But you see the Hillary and Barack are experts at lying, getting rid of evidence and potential whistle blowers, and lining their pockets with someone else’s money.


Al Franken states he will resign but did not do anything wrong?

Below is a video of Senator Al Franken resigning from Congress. As you should know, Franken was among the latest high profile congressmen to be outed as sexual predators. You can go to any of the Mainstream Media’s (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN) and find videos and transcripts of his speech.

Now this speech is very revealing in terms of how the left wing Democratic Party and the Republican Party, for that matter, uses mass media psychology to “spin” the truth.

This is an excerpt from his resignation speech.

A couple months ago, I felt that we had entered an important moment in the history of this country. We were finally beginning to listen to women about the ways in which men’s actions affect them. The moment was long overdue. I was excited for that conversation and hopeful that it would result in real change that made life better for women all across the country and in every part of our society. Then the conversation turned to me.

Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them. I was shocked. I was upset. But in responding to their claims, I also wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation. Because all women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. I think that was the right thing to do. I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that in fact I haven’t done. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently. I said at the outset that the ethics committee was the right venue for these allegations to be heard and investigated and evaluated on their merits. That I was prepared to cooperate fully and that I was confident in the outcome.

You know, an important part of the conversation we have been having the last few months has been about how men abuse their power and privilege to hurt women. I am proud that during my time in the Senate, I have used my power to be a champion of women. And that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects the women I work alongside every day. I know there is a different picture of me painted over the last few weeks, but I know who I really am. Serving in the United States Senate has been the great honor of my life. I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator, nothing has brought dishonor on this institution. I am confident that the ethics committee would agree.

In reality it is a play out of the traditional game book that says never admit guilt or defeat, blame others for your defeat, and always leave an open window in the back of the house in case you want to sneak in after being evicted. Add to that, the inherent weakness of every human being, that is to trust and believe in the most untrustworthy of leaders.  Johnson, Nixon, Bush, Clinton and the beat goes on …

How else did the Russian people continue to support Stalin, the mass butcher, until he died. He was a psychopathic genius and yet no matter his crimes, he was smart enough to convey to the Russia peasantry, the imagery of father, protector and savior of the Motherland. Hitler used the same principles, using the term Fatherland, but rather than take it out on his own people he blamed the Jews for everything that was wrong with Germany and thus murdered 6 million Jews.

In George Orwell’s book, “1984,” a futuristic society called Oceania is governed by a tyrannical “Big Brother” that dictates where you work, when and how you eat, what is true and untrue. This totalitarian view of society has been the subject of many movies, books and lectures as ways to avoid our own futures which seem to be moving in that direction.

The narrative is described through the eyes of one lived it, a fictitious Winston Smith. STOP ??? Winston Churchill? “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Was Orwell using a code for his protagonist Winston Smith? How about binary code? Sorry I digress.

One of the unique characteristics of this state-run government was a linguistic manipulation called “double-speak.” Double speak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises and distorts the meaning of words. For Example, in “1984” the Department of Peace was really the military and constant wars. The Department of Education was really the agency that brainwashed and “reeducated” young people to be obedient to authority.

Less you think this is a speculative fantasy. Let’s take a look at modern day uses of “double-speak.” When the economy started to experience unprecedented unemployment the word was “lay-offs.” It soon become “down-sizing.” When the United States bombs a target the term bombing is no longer used, but instead, “servicing the target.” Oh, let’s not forget killing innocent civilians, that’s now called “collateral damage” or “injuries inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations.” Whew! A patriot is now dissident.

A stupid, disgraced senator

After listening to Franken’s speech, I was convinced he believed he was innocent. He said, he did not do some of the things of which he was accused. Other reported incidents, he remembers differently, implying the encounter was not forced.

In summary, he declared he would continue to be a voice for women in this country and to fight for the principles in which he believed. Wow! Now that’s the kind of senator we want in Congress, right? Wrong, the guy’s a sarcastic elitist, want-to-be-center of attention comedian, who was funded by special interests to “tow the party line.”

We don’t forgive, we do not tolerate, we do not want congressmen who are service-to-self rather than service-to -others!  Me and you babe.

JS


Our Democracy has become an Oligarchy

Gluttony, greed and corruption.

By definition an Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning “few”, and ἄρχω (arkho), means “to rule or to command”) and is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control.

Early in my life I considered the Democratic Party as the party of the poor and disenfranchised. As a second generation Mexican American I still believed in the sanctity of the Catholic Church. I believed that the Catholic Church represented God, and like God, it was “moral perfection” and could do no wrong.

How naive can you be?

Our two party system is a sham. It is run by large corporations that expect a return on their dollar. Some call it a campaign contribution, but it is a bribe, pure and simple. Legislators are so blatant in their corruption, many of the bills they submit to Congress are researched and written by the very corporations these bills are supposed to monitor. The fox is guarding the hen house.

As for the Catholic Church? I have to be careful here because many church-going Catholics still hold their clergy in high regard. It is my opinion that the Vatican has become a center for the proliferation of Satanic worship. The Catholic Church is the Anti-Christ. It attracts pedophiles like bees to honey. It is the richest organization in the world, second only to the Rothschild family with its monopoly on the banking industry. Not a week goes by that a priest, bishop or cardinal is not accused of molesting children in their charge. It is sick, sick, sick.  And they expect us to kiss their gold rings and receive their blessings!

Unless you are a hermit, you no doubt have heard about the recent disclosures of moral depravity among members of Congress and the film industry. Rapists, sexual predators, pedophiles, alcoholics, cocaine addicts and more. Although certainly not the first, the world was shocked that Bill Cosby was a serial rapist using date-rape drugs to satisfy his sexual desires. Imagine, “good old” Bill, a father figure to an entire generation of Americans was just a dirty old man.  Bill Clinton followed next.  Then came Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Rep. John Conyers, former president George H. W. Bush and countless and countess others not as well known but; nonetheless, powerful figures in Hollywood and Washington D.C.

Now this depravity may not be new or shocking as it has been characteristic of the rich and powerful since the beginning of time, but what is unusual is that people, particularly victims, are discovering they can do something about this conspiracy of silence – they can speak out.

Speak out ladies! Husbands speak out to protect your wives and children!

JS


The oil companies are not only raping the lands belonging to the Native American but also raping their women.

There has been a dramatic increase in crime, sexual assaults and human trafficking within the Native American communities that border pipeline construction in North Dakota. Much of it is fueled by “man camps” or temporary trailer parks that house hundreds of out-of-state workers many of whom are not properly screened or vetted by the oil companies and their subcontractors.

What brings this problem into focus is the recent disappearance of a 32-year-old mother, Olivia Lone Bear who went missing from Fort Berthold Reservation and has not been heard from since.

To add insult to injury is the argument by the pipeline construction firms that the pipelines that go through their tribal lands will mean local jobs for the Native American community. Nothing could be farther from the truth. As always, the importation of oil rig personnel is always based on previous experience, experience that many young local Native Americans do not have.

In summary, the XL pipelines that crisscross North and South Dakota violate sovereign Indian reservation rights, contaminate the ground water with every leak, which are often, and now are the cause of crime against men, women and children who are unwitting victims in this latest corporate takeover of lands for profit.

The source for this article is John Vibes, a writer for Activist Post, 12/5/17. The original story came from the Free Thought Project.

JS

Related:

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

Native American Women Are Rape Targets Because of a Legislative Loophole


The Obama’s say one thing and do the opposite

Remember when Michelle Obama responded to candidate Trump’s criticisms of Barack Obama with a rather “dignified” response, stating, “When they go low, we go high.”

Are you aware that Barack Obama has constantly been attempting to have Trump impeached by any means possible. He has colluded with the DNC, intelligence agencies, the Clinton cabal, and George Soros, easily spending millions of dollars to generate stories on the mainstream media, television and radio that consist mainly of “fake news.”. He even set up his political offices just blocks from the White House where he has hired professional protesters ready to disrupt President Trump’s appearances and speeches.  He has gone as far as following Trump’s recent tour of Asia visiting the very places and organizations that Trump visited telling anyone who would listen that Trump is bad for America and bad for the world. How insane is that?

I can only imagine that he thinks that he’ll become president again by default if Trump is removed from office. To do that he would he would have to murder Vice President Mike Pence (R); Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan (R); President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R); and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R), all of which are in the order of succession should the sitting president be killed or incapacitated.

Fact – Obama is hopping mad because Trump has rescinded practically every Executive Order he made while in office including Obamacare which was supposed to be Obama’s legacy.

When Obama is finally indicted and imprisoned for all the corruption and crime that occurred under his watch, I hope they remove his portrait from the White House.  He does not deserve to be next true patriots like Lincoln, Roosevelt, and John Kennedy.


Baltimore police officer set to testify against fellow officers in a corruption case was murdered one day before hearing

The Baltimore Police department is refusing the FBI’s offer to assist them in the investigation of a murdered police officer, that officer having been set to testify against his fellow Baltimore Police officers the day after he was murdered with his own gun.

According to reports, the day Suiter was shot his regular partner was absent and he was assigned a substitute officer, who also happened to be one of the officers under investigation for corruption.

Officials of the Baltimore Police Department announced in public releases that Suiter stated there is no evidence his murder was part of a conspiracy to silence him before giving testimony to a Baltimore Grand Jury.

The City of Baltimore is no stranger to scandals that involve their police department. One cannot forget the general uprising by residents of the Black community over the homicide of Freddie Gray in 2015 who died shortly after being taken into police custody. Former victims include a 15-year-old boy riding a dirt bike, a 26-year-old pregnant accountant who had witnessed a beating, a 50-year-old woman selling church raffle tickets, a 65-year-old church deacon rolling a cigarette and an 87-year-old grandmother aiding her wounded grandson. Those cases detail a frightful human toll. Officers have battered dozens of residents who suffered broken bones — jaws, noses, arms, legs, ankles — head trauma, organ failure, and even death, coming during questionable arrests. Some residents were beaten while handcuffed; others were thrown to the pavement.

In fact, $5.7 million is the amount the city paid to victims of brutality between 2011 and 2014.

Here is just one example of the callousness of the Baltimore Police Department. The following is an excerpt from The Atlantic online.

The 87-year-old grandmother was named Venus Green. A former teacher with two college degrees, she spent her retirement years as a foster parent for needy children. She was on her porch one day when her grandson ran up crying for an ambulance. He’d been shot.

The article goes on to tell her story from a legal document in her successful lawsuit:

Paramedics and police responded to the emergency call, but the white officer became hostile. “What happened? Who shot you?” Green recalled the officer saying to her grandson, according to an 11-page letter in which she detailed the incident for her lawyer. Excerpts from the letter were included in her lawsuit. “You’re lying. You know you were shot inside that house. We ain’t going to help you because you are lying.”

“Mister, he isn’t lying,” replied Green, who had no criminal record. “He came from down that way running, calling me to call the ambulance.”

The officer, who is not identified in the lawsuit, wanted to go into the basement, but Green demanded a warrant. Her grandson kept two dogs downstairs and she feared they would attack. The officer unhooked the lock, but Green latched it. He shoved Green against the wall.

She hit the wooden floor. “Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up,” Green recalled the officer saying as he stood over her. “He pulled me up, pushed me in the dining room over the couch, put his knees in my back, twisted my arms and wrist and put handcuffs on my hands and threw me face down on the couch.”

After pulling Green to her feet, the officer told her she was under arrest. Green complained of pain. “My neck and shoulder are hurting,” Green told him. “Please take these handcuffs off.” An African-American officer then walked in the house, saw her sobbing and asked that the handcuffs be removed since Green wasn’t violent. The cuffs came off, and Green didn’t face any charges. But a broken shoulder tormented her for months.

JS


12 visitors online now
3 guests, 8 bots, 1 members
Max visitors today: 57 at 06:53 pm
This month: 88 at 01-06-2018 11:09 am
This year: 88 at 01-06-2018 11:09 am
All time: 164 at 04-20-2017 10:39 am
Translate »