Sunday, July 01, 2018

Annapolis Capital Gazette Journalist Killing Editorial



By Susan Robens-Brannon
June 30, 2018

Ode to five fine journalists

I am deeply saddened for the five lives lost at the newsroom Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md. These lives are, Gerald Fischman, 61, Rob Hiaasen, 59, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith 34, and Wendi Winters, 65.
As a reporter for a small-town print newspaper and this shooting hit close to home. Most small-town reporters do not get wealthy from our work, we do it because it is our passion. It is our passion to inform the community about what is going on, the new business, the possible new development in town, the 100-year-old birthday celebration and music in the streets. We report on local crime, arrests and possible corruption in the government. 
The small-town newspaper is not fake-news, it is as close as you can get to real news, we work under high ethical guidelines and double-check our facts. We work long hours and fight for print news hoping that it will not die. Where else can you get local news in one place?
The paper did its job, they reported on a person, Jarrod Ramos, with evidence of harassing women over social media, in court he pleaded guilty. Reporting on this, is not a crime, it is the news. We report on sex crimes all of the time, we report on drug arrests, and we report on murders. These facts are not defamation, but admitted, found guilty or brought into charge and public information. We report on these issues all of the time, it is normal and responsible.
It is said that Ramos made threats in 2013, a detective investigated the threats and the paper decided not to pursue criminal charges because it may exacerbate the situation. Ramos then took the issue to court and lost his round of appeals in 2016, claiming that he had been wronged by the paper. From 2011 to early 2016, Ramos waged war through social media, he tweeted 149 times at the Gazette’s official account, he mentioned the columnists Eric Hartley 201 times and a dozen named the newspaper’s former editor, Thomas Marquardt. Ramos mentioned that he would enjoy if the paper would cease publication, but nicer if both Hartley and Marquardt cease breathing in 2015.
Could the paper had done something different to prevent this brutal and hateful killing of its employees? Would the Capital Gazette have paid for an office security guard? What are the boundaries before taking preventative action as a reporter? I know that my newspaper would not spend the extra money on a security guard, even if threats continued for years. The small-town paper is working hard to stay afloat, or at least that is what they tell us. That is another story.
I can only be reminded of a time when I was reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and received death threats. I took them seriously. I changed my publication name and used a pseudo name, kept my whereabouts unknown by changing my IP address often. It seemed to have worked, I am alive. One time, I even moved when the threats increased in both demeanor and became daily.
The problem is that it is difficult to know where to draw the line for safety as journalist. Do we just brush it off and say they will get over it as we think most people would? In America, we might get jailed for reporting on a protest, but we normally do not concern ourselves with getting shot. 
The mainstream news will make this all about gun control, once again. They take any gun event and blow it out of proportion, ignoring the fact that our moral fiber has been disintegrating for years. It is the fiber of our society that we should be concerned about, not gun control. 
It is the increased stress that Americans are under, and the 1% that control the 99% causing economic inequity, it is the non-livable wages, lack of time off, lack of medical benefits and the high cost of medicine causing hard working Americans to sell their homes when things go wrong to pay the medical bills. It is the fear of our lives being compromised, losing our jobs, working more hours for less pay and isolation due to social media and television. It is these things that are causing more than 24 percent of American who live under extreme stress. Eight in 10 American’s suffer from stress. Seven people every 2 seconds die from stress every year worldwide, that is 110 million people and that was 2013 data. This number of deaths more than that from guns.
Ramos was stressed. Stress leads to all kinds of negative physical symptoms, panic attacks, anxiety, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, fears, phobias, ulcers, overeating, smoking, alcohol and drug use. Ramos lost it. Stress causes anxiety, and anxiety can lead to violence and aggressive behavior in some people. Ramos did a bad thing, he messed up and as a result lost his job. He felt bullied because although he pleaded guilty, he did not take responsibility for what he did. He felt powerless. 
The paper missed the signs. The continual threats and harassment of the paper and the lashing out reflected that Ramos was at a breaking point. He was both angry and stressed and that is a toxic combination. Again, I say it is not the gun, it is the person behind the gun that is the concern. We in the journalist world has lost comrades due to the moth holes in the moral tapestry that once held our country together. I pray for their families, I pray for their loved ones, I pray for those who are still alive at the paper and I pray for America.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Man is this blog old but still used!


So funny how old my blogs are, I started when blogging first started and just kept going. I hope you don't mind the old, standard format. I've no time to re-invent the wheel and export and re-import all of the hundreds of articles in my blogs. I've always asked for volunteers, but never find any...really. You know, I was one of the first people on this planet to "blog" before blogging, these already formatted templates came into existence. I was also one of the "first" independent news folks covering on the Middle East crisis with my own silly HTML formatted pages, typed, each link designed, each page and the "tree" generated through dreamweaver.  wow. Times have changed and I still have no time.
Anyone want to help me put all of this together, one blog and website into something a bit more...modern?
Oh, just to help keep history alive and documented, you know.
I also have thousands of slides, film, and images on CD's that need to be "updated" onto something.
Oh, if independents like myself, only had a trust fund.
Thanks for reading my vent and rant. It's a dream.
Shalom,
Susan Brannon

Gaza suicide crisis: 'We're dead already'



When you take away hope, and squash the future and try to destroy the soul, this is what you get. Is this justice? Can you honestly answer that question?


Monday, May 21, 2018

Petition: Palestinian Lives Matter!



Israeli troops just killed 60 unarmed protesters, and shot 1300 more. 1300. They do it *gleefully.
and shot 1300 more. Israel is now led by one of the most brutally racist regimes on the planet -- it's time for the world to declare that Palestinian lives matter, and rally behind sanctions on Israel: 
It's a massacre -- another installment in 50 years of brutal racist military repression of the Palestinian people.

Other states have faced sanctions for far less. Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people, it’s time for the world to rally behind sanctions on Israel to free the Palestinians:

Sign the Petition: Palestinian Lives Matter! 

Israel has marched steadily away from reason and peace and towards the far right. A member of Parliament called for the beating of Ahed Tamimi, the young Palestinian girl who slapped a soldier after her cousin got shot in the face -- and the Defence Minister himself threatened punishing her entire family!

Israel’s military claims the protests were an invasion organized by Hamas, and that a few of the marchers were armed. These claims are disputed by Palestinian and international civil society and Israel has regularly lied to justify its actions. But even if they were true, why were 1300 people shot, hundreds of meters inside the fence? And why with live ammunition?!

And with Israel controlling the air and dug in behind fortifications, often with miles of empty desert behind them, what actual threat did the crowd possibly pose?! The Israeli regime’s hysterical fear and victimhood knows no bounds, and justifies any cruelty.

Gaza is actually the world’s largest open air prison, cut off and denied necessities for years by Israel. That’s the desperation that forced people to risk their lives in protest. But when the prisoners dared to approach their prison walls, their jailers shot them like fish in a barrel from safe perches hundreds of meters away.

Israel’s many enablers will knee-jerk accuse Avaaz and our many Jewish staff and leadership of hating Jews. But our team and our members love the Jewish people, as we love all people. The Holocaust was real, the Jewish community has long been horrifically oppressed and still faces anti-Semitism worldwide.

Many of those who founded Israel wanted it to be a beacon of a better way. But their vision has been betrayed, and Israel has come to be led by a brutally racist and repressive regime -- it deserves the world’s condemnation. Not just in words, but action:

Palestinian Lives Matter - Sanction Israel! 
Virtually every other tool has been tried, for decades, to encourage the Israeli regime to treat Palestinians better, and they just keep treating them worse. Targeted sanctions, covering things like Israeli blood diamonds, a boycott on arms sales (Israel sells weapons to some of the world's most brutal regimes) as well tech and cultural sanctions (like banning Israel from sporting events and the Eurovision song contest) may finally affect the calculus of the regime.

Two of the most dishonest and dangerous leaders in the world today are Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Like extremists everywhere, they dream of a world where sensible people lose their judgment and are pulled into two warring camps, one of which is led by them. Let’s show them it won’t work -- that ordinary people won’t be sucked into their hate and propaganda, and that we can still see racism and brutality for what it is, and respond. That they can’t take our humanity from us, and we won’t let them succeed in taking freedom and dignity from the Palestinian people.  

Link to news video: The Independent

The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/14/the-guardian-view-on-gaza-shootings-stop-killing-unarmed-civilians 

How are Palestinians reacting to the US embassy in jerusalem and violence in gaza (CBS)
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/how-are-palestinians-reacting-to-the-u-s-embassy-in-jerusalem-and-violence-in-gaza/ 

It's Not a 'Hamas March' in Gaza. It's Tens of Thousands Willing to Die (Haaretz)
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-to-call-gaza-protests-hamas-march-understates-their-significance-1.6091833

Israel: Gaza Killings Unlawful, Calculated (Human Rights Watch)
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/03/israel-gaza-killings-unlawful-calculated

Monday, May 14, 2018



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This is happening everywhere, it is time that someone stood up. Even my newspaper has been cutting people out. Imagine going from 73 journalists to 10, just imagine the workload or from 45 to 12. This is done anymore for profit and okay profit is okay..but at what expense? This compromises the integrity of the news, its workers and the people who read the news.  Mr. Alden, an investor who could care less about journalism integrity, made $160 million profit last year while the journalist become article mills with half-information, rushed deadlines and no breaks due to the cutbacks. It's called slavery and starvation for those who actually want to report well, real news.  Articles are in reality paper fillers to make an excuse for advertising and nothing more.  It's not about news, it's about profit.  Keep on keeping on Folks who work for Mr. Alden!  Read all about it below

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/13/denver-post-profits-newspaper-industry-218360

Friday, May 04, 2018

Sign petition to save the bees....please



And pass it on. The EU just banned pesticides that are killing the bees for two years because of this petition, now we are moving to take the fight to America and Canada.  Bayer, who bought Monsanto is fighting hard and using all kinds of propaganda. They have a ton of money. It is their livelihood.  Imagine a medical research company and medicine maker buying a company that makes products that actually kills bees, and in the end ....us.  Please sign.. click below.
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees_global_nm_sh/?copy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | T...



Turn off your phone at night, get a battery alarm clock. Don't look at tv, internet,computers or phone 30 minutes before you go to bed and 30 minutes after you wake up.  Believe me, you will sleep better.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The fire at Holy Sepecular in Jerusalem... (2018-2019)

This happens every year. I am surprised that Israel covered this in their news.



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Trey Gowdy Great talk

We have our laws for a reason, it is for a check in congress and the house. Forget the title, but the speech is great. We must uphold our laws for justice instead of power.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Breakup The Silicon Valley Tech Empire , 2099

Four big tech companies smoother small companies and they control digital news.  There are anti-trust laws that are not in force.  Monasany, not monoply. They need to be broken up. companies go back into their pockets.  What will motivate congress to do anything if Google is the biggest lobbyist.



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Saturday, March 03, 2018

#Seth Rich's Parents - He Was the Leaker, 2080

the purchase of #Sky News will create even more unbalanced news, with high control to meld the minds of the people and why #FOX did not talk about the update of #Sethrich

Thursday, March 01, 2018

#Surveillance System is Already #Tracking Your Every...

#Google patents camera's used to sell things to you from watching you...in addition to their phones..that is already going on, and you know the internet.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(2018) DID YOU TAKE THE #RED PILL? #GunControl WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

This video says it like it is, truth versus #propaganda and #lies fed to the #American citizens in the attempt to take away, our National #righttobeararms our civil right, the right to defend ourselves from those including government that overthrows our Nation. That is why that right is in there, to protect us from corrupt government.  #Hollywood made a video for #anti-gun control, to take away our #guns. But they are hypocrites. They say, #enough they say we should have done something a long time ago, while they act and make millions on increased violence and killings with what?....That's right...guns. Making the shooter look like a hero, defending the #good from the bad, blood spurs out of people's bodies and mouths and ears, multiple shots are fired with a smile.  #Hollywood? really? Yes, I agree YOU should have done something about it a long time ago.



Monday, February 26, 2018

#DNC - #Rigging Democrat Primaries is Now OK!, 2076

#RiggingDemocraticPrimaries is now okay according to the DNC. Really?



Thursday, February 22, 2018

#Fukushima Update and #Radiation testing

Fukushima radiation testing, 50 miles outside of the blow area. #Foodscarcity #Radiated #Fish



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Saturday, February 17, 2018

#Mueller and His Sad Handmaid #Rosenstein Dump This Pathetic 37-Page Indic...

#Muellerindictment explained for those who can't see reality for themselves. It is not illegal to be for a candidate who is running for office...by the way...it is not illegal for  a Russian to be for a candidate in another country. It is not illegal to express those thoughts on social media by the way...indictments against someone doing this? Really? Are you next? Can we now as in myself also not say that this is silly with millions and years spent on this? Are We going to get arrested too? Did they indite #Facebook for allowing these fake advertisements on their site? hum? scratch scratch. There is nothing here that shows Trump was involved at all, so...one can ask who was behind it?  Who lied to the FBI? #Rosenstein? Oh My!



Where was the #FBI with the #Florida shooting? Why do we have the FBI anyway? They have been caught with their pants down so to speak, lying (#Comey) ignoring citizens who report a possible problem, known for selling guns and drugs...to catch the people? hum. scratch scratch

#Mueller and His Sad Handmaid #Rosenstein Dump This Pathetic 37-Page Indic...

#Muellerindictment explained for those who can't see reality for themselves. It is not illegal to be for a candidate who is running for office...by the way...it is not illegal for  a Russian to be for a candidate in another country. It is not illegal to express those thoughts on social media by the way...indictments against someone doing this? Really? Are you next? Can we now as in myself also not say that this is silly with millions and years spent on this? Are We going to get arrested too? Did they indite #Facebook for allowing these fake advertisements on their site? hum? scratch scratch. There is nothing here that shows Trump was involved at all, so...one can ask who was behind it?  Who lied to the FBI? #Rosenstein? Oh My!



Where was the #FBI with the #Florida shooting? Why do we have the FBI anyway? They have been caught with their pants down so to speak, lying (#Comey) ignoring citizens who report a possible problem, known for selling guns and drugs...to catch the people? hum. scratch scratch

#Mueller and His Sad Handmaid #Rosenstein Dump This Pathetic 37-Page Indic...

#Muellerindictment explained for those who can't see reality for themselves. It is not illegal to be for a candidate who is running for office...by the way...it is not illegal for  a Russian to be for a candidate in another country. It is not illegal to express those thoughts on social media by the way...indictments against someone doing this? Really? Are you next? Can we now as in myself also not say that this is silly with millions and years spent on this? Are We going to get arrested too? Did they indite #Facebook for allowing these fake advertisements on their site? hum? scratch scratch. There is nothing here that shows Trump was involved at all, so...one can ask who was behind it?  Who lied to the FBI? #Rosenstein? Oh My!



Where was the #FBI with the #Florida shooting? Why do we have the FBI anyway? They have been caught with their pants down so to speak, lying (#Comey) ignoring citizens who report a possible problem, known for selling guns and drugs...to catch the people? hum. scratch scratch

Rod #Rosenstein's Last Ditch Effort to Justify #Mueller's Existence: Indic...

A good come back to the #Mueller case



Thursday, February 15, 2018

#Obama & #Rice Asked #Brits to #Spy on #Trump, 2055

Proof, #Obama #Rice to spy on #Trump in 2016 before and after Trumps election. This is the biggest #News yet, #Fakemsn has not reported on this at all. Zero, nada, ziltch. #mainstream is just as bad in playing the people and tilting one of the biggest crimes in our country into a nothing event.  #journalism #ethics #puttheminjail



#Obama & #Rice Asked #Brits to #Spy on #Trump, 2055

Proof, #Obama #Rice to spy on #Trump in 2016 before and after Trumps election. This is the biggest #News yet, #Fakemsn has not reported on this at all. Zero, nada, ziltch. #mainstream is just as bad in playing the people and tilting one of the biggest crimes in our country into a nothing event.  #journalism #ethics #puttheminjail



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I’m Sameer from #Damascus. Life in #Syria’s capital through the lens of a ...

A great #documentary on #Damascus #Syria



I’m Sameer from #Damascus. Life in #Syria’s capital through the lens of a ...

A great #documentary on #Damascus #Syria



#Israel strikes a #Syrian research facility on the outskirts of #Damascus T...

his just never stops. sigh. These poor people getting killed all the time. War is very ugly.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Whoa! They just exposed the #FISA judge

#FISA JUDGE #Rudolphconteras




Whoa! They just exposed the #FISA judge

#FISA JUDGE #Rudolphconteras



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tucker - The #SteelDossier is All They've Got, 2043

It keeps on going...proof, #Steel lied to the #FBI, #Page texts keep rolling in pointing to #Pontus..and #Google is involved. #Dossier



Tucker - The #SteelDossier is All They've Got, 2043

It keeps on going...proof, #Steel lied to the #FBI, #Page texts keep rolling in pointing to #Pontus..and #Google is involved. #Dossier



Friday, February 09, 2018

Hidden camera investigation: #Nursing home abuse, violence (Marketplace)

Another subject of greed, for corporate responsibility



Hidden camera investigation: #Nursing home abuse, violence (Marketplace)

Another subject of greed, for corporate responsibility



2/28 Russian Millions for the #ClintonFoundation

All this stuff in finally coming out. I've been writing on this for a least two years. More on the #Clintonfoundation, money that cannot be traced, again, inside of the Pentagon for projects in property and equipment.  There are many of us that could use that money. They have a 700 billion dollars to spend and they can't keep track of. 40,000 soldiers they can't find, trillions lost in beginning of 2016.



Five in Ten 2/8/18: Russian Millions for the #ClintonFoundation

All this stuff in finally coming out. I've been writing on this for a least two years. More on the #Clintonfoundation, money that cannot be traced, again, inside of the Pentagon for projects in property and equipment.  There are many of us that could use that money. They have a 700 billion dollars to spend and they can't keep track of. 40,000 soldiers they can't find, trillions lost in beginning of 2016.



#CDC director RESIGNS after EXPOSED buying #Merck stock shares!

#CDC director quits because she was caught buying stock in the developers for vaccines, junk food an other stocks as a conflict of interest. bam



#CDC director RESIGNS after EXPOSED buying #Merck stock shares!

#CDC director quits because she was caught buying stock in the developers for vaccines, junk food an other stocks as a conflict of interest. bam




#CDC director RESIGNS after EXPOSED buying #Merck stock shares!

#CDC director quits because she was caught buying stock in the developers for vaccines, junk food an other stocks as a conflict of interest. bam



#OBAMA DIRECTLY IN #FBI COVER-UP OF THE HILLARY INVES...

#Obamalies


#UraniumOne Informant: '#Moscow' Paid Millions to Influence the Oven Mitt...

So much is coming out it is really difficult to keep up with.
#Russia #uranium1 I pointed the Uranium one issue here in Oregon over a year ago. But you know, if its not in #mainstream then its not #news We are talking millions here. #Obama

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Political coup FAILS; armed coup COMING NEXT!


#GrassleyMemo Unredacted – Clinton Bought Trump Spying, 2038

My letter to the editor: #Memo

Regarding the information from the two newly released memo's it is simple and this is what you find:
Here you have,
A campaign
who hired a law firm
who hired Fusion GPS
who hired a foreign agent
to gather false information
to manipulate the American people through news
then take what is not verified
that is paid for by a political party
to use as evidence
to create a warrant
against another party
to spy
during an election
and to the president elect.

If you are having a difficult time finding someone to write about this, then I will do it for free. All I ask is an airplane ticket to DC, room, board and a food budget and maybe later if needed, a body guard for protection.

Thank you,

Currently a Small town newspaper reporter in the West Coast
Previous international war photojournalist in the Middle East  Previous freelance reporter and photo tour guide in Italy

#SECONDMEMO "#SENATE MEMO" Just Released HITS THE DEEP STATE HARD!! Here ...

great job explaining what is going on with the #memos #dnc #clinton #corruption #steel


#SECONDMEMO "#SENATE MEMO" Just Released HITS THE DEEP STATE HARD!! Here ...

great job explaining what is going on with the #memos #dnc #clinton #corruption #steel

Sunday, February 04, 2018

JW Pres. Tom Fitton on #FISA Memo, ANOTHER Russian #Dossier, McCabe Out of...

I love Judicial Watch. They are a really good fight for justice nonprofit organization with highly intelligent people on staff to explore the corruption that our nation is under. This is worth a watch. #FISArelease

JW Pres. Tom Fitton on #FISA Memo, ANOTHER Russian #Dossier, McCabe Out of...

I love Judicial Watch. They are a really good fight for justice nonprofit organization with highly intelligent people on staff to explore the corruption that our nation is under. This is worth a watch. #FISArelease

JW Pres. Tom Fitton on #FISA Memo, ANOTHER Russian #Dossier, McCabe Out of...

I love Judicial Watch. They are a really good fight for justice nonprofit organization with highly intelligent people on staff to explore the corruption that our nation is under. This is worth a watch. #FISArelease

#Rosenstein Threatened #Nunes, 2029

Judge Jeanine Outraged to Tears, 2030

Judge Jeanine speaks out the #FISA problem very well. #JailHillary #jail Comey

#Swedish #migrant crisis #Documentary 2017

A great realistic #documentary about the #swedish #migrantcrisis.

So many rapes, so few police: Swedish authorities 'can't cope' with grow...

#Reality in #Sweden, the police cannot cope with the increased rapes. A 12 year old was raped and in a month, the person was not questions, 3 year olds are getting raped now. Vet our immigration in #America.



Saturday, February 03, 2018

The Best Explanation of What the FISA Memo Says, What It Means and How M...

Another take, a great one as matter of fact. #FISAMEMO #JailHillary #DNCorruption #FISAlies



The Best Explanation of What the FISA Memo Says, What It Means and How M...

Another take, a great one as matter of fact. #FISAMEMO #JailHillary #DNCorruption #FISAlies



#FISA MEMO RELEASED! Treason exposed

A good summary...#FISAMEMO #JAILHILLARY #Americancorruption #JailOboma The truth speaks out. #Banmainstreamlies haha, I had to put it all out there. Just sit back and watch all of mainstream downplay this or not even report on this.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Love One Another - Love and Compassion - Must Watch

Without love we are a clanging cymbal.



Saturday, January 27, 2018

Leilani Farha after speaking with homeless man Eric Hoch under a freeway in San Francisco.

I'm again, on a homeless rant: Does it really take someone from the UN to have a voice about the #homelessinAmerica ? Why does it take someone from another country to shout out their voice about the injustice of human rights in America? Not even #Amnesty shouts out against this. Nor, #SavetheChildren or #Oxfam while while #USAID sends millions into other nations and #christian organizations and #churches ignore those in their own neighborhoods and spend money in other countries. What is going on here? Koodles to the Guardian for telling the truth.

San Francisco or Mumbai? UN envoy encounters homeless life in California

Leilani Farha was being given a walking tour in central San Francisco. Near a thronged artisanal grocery store and a food-truck park, she saw something under a freeway that gave her pause.
A young homeless man sat on the ground. He wore two pairs of jeans and had a hood pulled over his long brown hair. Before him was a crockpot filled with burning paper, over which he was heating tortillas in a dirty skillet. As cars, cyclists and tech commuter buses rushed past, white smoke poured into the darkening air.
“The last time I saw cooking on a sidewalk,” Farha said, “was in Mumbai.”
Farha, 49, is a Canadian lawyer. She is also the United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing, charged with probing deplorable living conditions and assessing compliance with international human rights law. Her latest project is a report on “informal settlements” – shanties, favelas, tent cities – which will be presented at the UN general assembly.
In Mexico City, she spent time in a slum by a railway line. In Manila and Jakarta, she visited decrepit and makeshift houses. San Francisco has a median home value of $1.3m and would seem an incongruous next stop. Farha had come on an unofficial visit, at the invitation of academics and advocates. 
“The situation is unacceptable in light of the wealth of the country,” she said, adding that she was “deeply, deeply concerned” by the homelessness she saw.
Poverty in the US is an established UN focus; last month, another rapporteur was dismayed by visits to Skid Row in Los Angeles and hookworm-afflicted deep south communities. 
In 2011, a UN representative visited Sacramento. After discovering that homeless people were defecating into plastic bags, the official wrote to the city’s mayor. Such circumstances, she said, could amount to “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”.

‘It’s structural’

Farha squatted by the man with the cooking fire. His name was Eric Hoch, and he was 30. 
The Minnesotan told her he had been homeless in San Francisco for two or three years. He complained of an old gunshot wound and said he did not understand the welfare system. He does not have a tent – he sleeps bundled in a blanket on the street.
“I’m going to ask kind of personal questions,” Farha said. “What do you do if you have to go the bathroom?”
Hoch described how he timed his bowel movements to the opening hours of restrooms in surrounding businesses.
“Did you know you have a right to housing?” she asked, referring to article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How would he react if the government offered him somewhere to live with no strings attached?
“That’d probably be something I’d hop, skip and jump to,” Hoch said.
“That’s something your government is supposed to do,” Farha said. “I hate to tell you, you’re being ripped off.” 
Homelessness is on the rise in the US for the first time since the great recession. In San Francisco, about 7,500 homeless people were counted last year, more than two-thirds suffering from health conditions including brain injuries and HIV/Aids. 
It would be easy to dismiss such extreme poverty as a product of human frailty. Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, has described poverty as a “state of mind”. Farha takes a contrary view. 
“If I turned to San Francisco and there were 100 people who were homeless, I might say, ‘Hmm, this is probably about psychological disability, drug dependence, a history of sexual abuse in their childhood’ or something like that. I might be able to say that it is very individualized. 
“But when you’re seeing the numbers of people who are homeless here and in every other city, you just know it’s structural.”
Mavin Carter-Griffin’s home in an encampment in West Oakland, California.
There is almost nowhere in the US that is affordable for those earning minimum wage. The country is short about 7.5m homes for extremely low-income renters. In San Francisco, the waitlist to get into a homeless shelter is more than 1,000 names long. 
“In international human rights law,” Farha said, “providing shelter to people who are homeless is the absolute minimum standard for any country, regardless of resources.”

‘There’s a cruelty here’

The next day, in Oakland, she saw one kind of stopgap. In the shadow of several freeways, the city had installed a scattering of sheds, housing about 35 people on a bare patch of gravel. The sheds do not come with electricity, plumbing or insulation. Each has one small window. 
Such “tiny homes” are increasingly used in western cities when permanent housing is unavailable. Experts fear they could pave the way for American shantytowns. 
Farha was led inside a shed inhabited by Robyin Clark, who described herself as the camp “mom”. She has been homeless, she said, off and on since the age of 12. The city had supplied a camp bed and three storage boxes. At night it was “like an iced freezer”, Clark said. Her daughter, Kimmie Sanchez, said she was grateful for the respite.
Mavin Carter-Griffin talks in her home in an encampment in West Oakland, California.
The alternative was evident a mile or two away, in a string of shacks built from discarded materials. Farha picked her way through one, an immense, rickety warren of tarps and wood, the floor sodden and covered with broken glass. The inhabitant, Mavin Carter-Griffin, told Farha she sometimes felt she had created a Burning Man-style art project. Other times, it felt like a trap.
“There’s this abject humiliation and embarrassment,” she said. “I’m astounded that my life is here.”
Outside, there was a portable toilet serving dozens of people. It was overflowing, said a member of Farha’s team who used it.
Farha was struck by the stories she heard of homeless people losing their few possessions in encampment sweeps, and laws that criminalize sitting on sidewalks or food sharing. “There’s a cruelty here that I don’t think I’ve seen,” she said. 
Next she was heading to Los Angeles, where thousands live in conditions that do not meet standards set for refugee camps.
“I’m slightly terrified to go to LA,” Farha said, “because everyone says LA is even worse.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/22/un-rapporteur-homeless-san-francisco-california

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Glenn Greenwald: Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State by...

social media political battles #Facebookcensorship #FreeSpeech



Glenn Greenwald: Is Facebook Operating as an Arm of the Israeli State by...

social media political battles #Facebookcensorship #FreeSpeech



Sunday, January 21, 2018

VACUNADOS del encubrimiento a la catástrofe (doc censurado 2016)

this is really worth the time that you spend to watch. Please watch this important video on the reality of Vaccines. The video is subtitles in Spanish. Watch, learn. Listen. Then pass along and still, fight and write your leaders. Take care of your children.



Monday, January 15, 2018

How I Shut Up My Doctor About Vaccines

We artificially hyper stimulate our immune system. The rise of autoimmune disorders.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

#Sophia #AI Part Three

The last of a three part series, great discussion. Something to open up your thinking. There is a Ted Talk on this one.



Monday, January 08, 2018

#Sophia #AI Part Three

The last of a three part series, great discussion. Something to open up your thinking. There is a Ted Talk on this one.



#Sophia #AI Part Two

Social Responsibility, does it mean the same thing to you as it does to me?  Does it mean anything for the AI developers...or is it all about the money.  I bet you know the answer to that one.



#Sophia and #AI part one

Reality Call. Wake up



Fire Dept: Room Full Of Servers, Hard Drives Destroyed In Clinton House ...

I don't like robot news casts, but this information is interesting. We were wondering why a fire was at the #Clintons home, at a time like this. Yep, witness saw why. Go figure. sigh



Saturday, January 06, 2018

JW President Tom Fitton: Clinton Email Scandal 'Worse than everyone exp...

#JudicialWatch does a great job of legally investigating what even the #FBI is not doing at the moment. I think they deserve a small donation. There are not many organizations that literally fight for #justice. JW has been doing this for a very long time and it does not matter who is in office, or "who" they are to try to make our leaders accountable for their actions.

Anonymous - This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)

The truth behind the scenes on the psychology of social media, the developers speak.



Anonymous - This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)

The truth behind the scenes on the psychology of social media, the developers speak.



#DeepState #Swamp #MSM Push #Bannon #Treason to Ignore #FBI Investigatin...

listen to this

Jeff #Sessions just re-criminalized all #CANNABIS nationwide!

health alternative solution, slammed into criminalized. Sessions must go. is big pharma in on this? i bet he owns stock. I'm not a smoker, but these are our rights. Really? Spend money on arresting these people? Fill up our jails for this? I think that our police have more important to focus on.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Woman Offered $200,000 to File Sex Charges on #Trump, 1935

They won't stop, they keep trying and they get caught



LAB RESULTS of #Filaments falling from the skies over Wexford

#Chemtriails at your best for over 20 years.

Shocking Admission! #Police Union Prez says: #Cops are TRAINED to Murder

This is crazy.  Insane and this policeman should have never gone free.  So sad, so sad.  No wonder I am scared when a policeman approaches me even when I have not done anything.  geez



Thursday, December 07, 2017

Jim #Comey - "The Dirtiest Cop in #America"

#FBI thinks they are above the law, clean them up

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Psalms 104 sung in ancient #Hebrew# | ברכי נפשי את ה' - תהלים ק"ד

שיר אהבה ארמני, אנסמבל יאמה | A cappella Hebrew song - solo voice - tra...

Would die for the coldness of my dear mountains
Die for the coldness of my dear mountains, die for the coldness of my dear mountains;

Would die for the loftiness of my dear,
Die for the loftiness of my dear, die for the loftiness of my dear,
One year passed as I haven’t seen him,
Would die for the one who has seen him.

The rivers stopped flowing, stopped flowing, stopped flowing,
Their waters do not bring any news about my dear,
Any news about my dear, any news about my dear,
What if my heart would become cold,
Unless you inflame it with your love.

Stand halted, cannot walk, cannot walk,
Cannot drop any tear for him, any tear for him, any tear;
One year passed as I haven’t seen him,
Would die for the one who has seen him,
My dear is always in my heart,
But won’t tell his name.





Monday, November 06, 2017

THE MONSTERS AMONG US

Depopulation: Food, pesticides, vaccines and witness testimonies

Conspiracy? Think again, Big pharma: food: Food rules: everyone eats.  Key witnesses; past pharma, scientists, WHO employees release information regarding past and future depopulation efforts in Africa 1st; Philippines and then worldwide.  Have you heard of IG Pharben?  Bayer Corporation to become the head of IG Pharben.  Properaly used pharmaceuticals are the leading cause of deaths in the developed world.  The thread goes way back.  Follow the money documents and more.  Conspiracy?  Think again.

Watch what you eat and what you put into your body.



10-29-2017 - Proverbs 3 - You Don't Need Training Wheels, You Need Christ!

They recorded the starting of the November 5, 2017 service but it was not posted.  Please send your prayers and love to these beautiful people who fell victim to this horrible tragedy.



10-29-2017 - Proverbs 3 - You Don't Need Training Wheels, You Need Christ!

They recorded the starting of the November 5, 2017 service but it was not posted.  Please send your prayers and love to these beautiful people who fell victim to this horrible tragedy.



#Texas Church Shooting (U.S) #Devin Kelley

This is one of the best on the ground first hand coverage.  This video is better than anything mainstream can provide.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Democrat #Doug Schoen – Investigate Hillary!, 1877

Okay, so we need a special counsel, but who is to be trusted?  We do not want a special counsel like 9/11 do we.  #investigateHillary



Democrat #Doug Schoen – Investigate Hillary!, 1877

Okay, so we need a special counsel, but who is to be trusted?  We do not want a special counsel like 9/11 do we.  #investigateHillary



Abortion is genocide protest at PSU (part 2)

This is for real folks.  Dragging the university campus into these issues...kicking them out if they are against abortion.  They put anti-abortionists into the same bag..meaning that if you are against abortion, then you are also anti-Muslim, anti-semetic, anti-black, anti- whatever...seriously?  There is not any logic in this and these are students in higher education.



Abortion is genocide protest at PSU (part 2)

This is for real folks.  Dragging the university campus into these issues...kicking them out if they are against abortion.  They put anti-abortionists into the same bag..meaning that if you are against abortion, then you are also anti-Muslim, anti-semetic, anti-black, anti- whatever...seriously?  There is not any logic in this and these are students in higher education.



Saturday, November 04, 2017

Tucker – What’s Wrong With the FBI?, 1874

Fox News Tucker, makes some great points regarding the #FBI



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

‘Unexpected’ source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster found – study


Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 14:05

Six years on, consequences of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continue to uncover. Scientists say they’ve found new and “unexpected” source of radioactive material dozens of kilometers away from the site.
New radioactivity has been discovered in salty groundwater and sands beneath beaches up to 100km away from the disaster site, according to the findings published in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ journal on Monday.
Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the US and Japan’s Kanazawa University revealed high levels of persistent cesium-137 in eight beaches, sampled for the study between 2013 and 2016.
These levels turned out to be up to 10 times higher than levels in seawater of the power plant harbor, according to the press release on the WHOI website.
“No one expected that the highest levels of cesium in ocean water today would be found not in the harbor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but in the groundwater many miles away below the beach sands,” one of the researchers, Virginie Sanial, said.
The radioactive element the scientists suggest traveled from the crippled plant with ocean currents days and weeks after the reactor meltdowns. The sand grains have been storing it for years, slowly emitting cesium into ocean.
The radioactive content could be originating from the 2011 disaster or nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s-60s. However, the research team also found another form of cesium which can only be Fukushima-derived.
“Only time will slowly remove the cesium from the sands as it naturally decays away and is washed out by seawater,” Sanial said.
Despite the study showing that cesium doesn’t pose a risk to public health, the research still warns of such unsuspected pathway and storage of contamination, which should be considered in nuclear power plant monitoring.
“There are 440 operational nuclear reactors in the world, with approximately one-half situated along the coastline,” the study reads.
In March 2016, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan, triggering a tsunami that caused meltdowns at three reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. 
The disaster forced some 160,000 people to flee their homes and left more than 18,000 dead, becoming the worst since the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mysterious spike in radioactive particles across Europe baffles scientists


Germany’s Office for Radiation Protection reported increased radioactivity in parts of central and western Europe over the past week. The heightened levels were detected at several trace measuring stations in Europe, and at six locations in Germany.

The particles are ruthenium-106, an isotope used in radiotherapy for eye tumors, and at times in radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) which provide power to satellites. An increase of ruthenium-106 has been detected in the air in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
While officials say there is no need to panic, they don’t know where the material has come from. The elevated radiation levels do not present a threat to human health.
“New analyses of the source of the radioactive material are likely to indicate a release in the southern Ural,” the Office for Radiation Protection said, “but other regions in Southern Russia can not be excluded.”
It said that because only ruthenium-106 has been detected, a nuclear power plant accident can be ruled out.
The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, however, rejected the report, saying that “the radiation situation around all Russian nuclear facilities is within the norm and corresponds to natural background radiation.”
The Wednesday statement also noted the data of Roshydromet ,Russia’s meteorology service, indicated that ruthenium-106 hasn’t been detected on Russian territory, only excluding St. Petersburg, from September 25 to October 7. However, the ruthenium-106 concentration in St. Petersburg last week was “insignificant,” and was four times lower than the allowed level, it added.
Russian nuclear facilities cannot be seen as the source of the reported release, Rosatom said, calling the speculation about a Russian origin “invalid.”
Similar spikes in radioactive particles have occurred across Europe in the past, but they are rare.
In February, trace amounts of radioactive iodine-131 were detected across parts of Europe. The iodine faded, and the source of the radioactivity wasn’t identified, Motherboard reports.
France’s IRSN institute announced the trace amounts were detected over Norway, Finland, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, France and Spain.

George Soros Trying to Create “Mixed Europe” by Funding Refugee Migration – Hungarian PM



A network run by American-Hungarian financier George Soros has vast influence over EU bodies in Brussels and nurtures the creation of a “Europe of mixed population” by encouraging immigration, Hungary’s Prime Minister has argued.
Speaking to Radio Kossuth Friday, Viktor Orban launched yet another verbal attack on George Soros, calling him a ‘political puppet master’ having vast influence over EU’s top institutions.
Soros’ people have infiltrated the European Parliament and other bodies of the 28-member bloc, Orban claimed, seeking to create “a Europe of mixed population” and have Budapest “condemned and forced to change its migration policy.”
More than 200 members of European Parliament have been listed by Soros’ “empire” as “friends to the network,” Orban went on. “There are quite a few of them in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee [LIBE], including Hungarians,” he said.
Orban, who will seek a fourth term as Hungary’s Prime Minister next year, said he has directed the country’s secret services to investigate the “Soros empire” and “to expose it to the public.”
“By employing the national security services, the Soros network that strives to influence European life should be exposed,” Orban said. “Who are these Hungarians who are participating in this process from here, within Hungary?” he asked.
Orban, has previously accused the billionaire financier of conspiring in Brussels to create “a new, mixed, Muslimized Europe.” He consistently argued that Soros has more influence in Brussels than in Washington or Tel Aviv.
The Prime Minister and the billionaire have clashed in the past, most prominently over the Soros-funded Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. In June, Soros labelled Hungary a “Mafia state,” while Orban described the comments as “a declaration of war.”
”The only network which operates in mafia ways, which is not transparent in Hungary is the Soros network," Orban said. 
The simmering spat is coupled with the Hungarian government’s crackdown on Soros-backed NGOs. Earlier this year, Orban announced Soros’ charities will be “swept out” of Hungary. Now, it is obligatory for all non-government groups sponsored from abroad to disclose the identity of significant foreign donors.

Las Vegas Shooting Aftermath Image


You can see that the lights are on and there are bodies just laying out there unattended and all alone.  I am not saying that these are not people who were killed however, if someone in my group was shot and laying on the ground, you bet I would be next to them to ensure proper care.  I would also hope that my friends or family would do the same thing for me.  I can include the fact that it is possible that these people ran away to feel safer.  Yet, this image was taken clearly way after the shooting had stopped.  In that case, I find it strange that the people did not start going back to be near those that were shot.  There is absolutely not a soul standing around out in that field.  There are only a few near the fence, with what "seems" like they are attending someone that is injured.  There are no police, there are not any firemen, EMT's....nada.
To me, this is both strange and very sad.  To be left alone in a field like that totally ignored and forgotten.  It is impossible to know by standing a distance if any of those people may still alive, but cannot move because of their injuries.  Why were there not more people assisting? Something is not right.

If this is the world we live in then we are in deep trouble.  After a horrible situation as this, I would have thought that the entire city would have come out to assist once the shooting had stopped.  It reminds me of people just walking over bodies laying on the sidewalk and not stopping to ensure that they are okay.  This has happened several times and it took hours to find out that someone had died from a heart attack or stroke.  People just step over the bodies stereotyping one thing or another, not wanting to lend a helping had.  This image makes me very sad.

This image was found at: https://i.redd.it/03vee8upuipz.jpg