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1.02.2016

Donald Trump cites Israel’s illegal separation wall to justify banning Muslims

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/02/donald_trump_cites_israels_illegal_separation_wall_to_justify_banning_muslims/

AJ Muste, "If men are not willing to practice the way of non-violence with the same kind of commitment and recklessness of cost or con­sequences as they practice the way of war and as Communists work for Communism, clearly non-violence will not work."

"If men are not willing to practice the way of non-violence with the same kind of commitment and recklessness of cost or con­sequences as they practice the way of war and as Communists work for Communism, clearly non-violence will not work."

I think that the human caused evils of the world are infections. And those infections awaken antibodies, good people that devote their lives to fighting the infection. The question in 2016, and I'm afraid it's not much of a question, is, are there enough antibodies that will come alive fast enough, and devote their lives completely enough? It seems clear to me that the answer is No. But the answer will become clear with each passing day.

I think that the human caused evils of the world are infections. And those infections awaken antibodies, good people that devote their lives to fighting the infection. The question in 2016, and I'm afraid it's not much of a question, is, are there enough antibodies that will come alive fast enough, and devote their lives completely enough? It seems clear to me that the answer is No. But the answer will become clear with each passing day.

1.01.2016

Syrian refugees find a safe haven in Amish country

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/syrian-refugees-find-a-safe-haven-in-amish-country/

A woman's brave crusade. Suffragette

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/30472668/a-womans-brave-crusade/

To a law officer I have been blessed to know for years; concerning the possibility of police brutality and violence in America today: Our conversation......

To a law officer I have been blessed to know for years; concerning the possibility of police brutality and violence in America today:

Our conversation yesterday got me thinking. And it helped me understand something about myself, maybe for the first time.

I have known about myself that I am a fiercely loyal individual. I'll pay a personal price that most people can't imagine to fulfill my duties within a group with which I am affiliated, and/or responsible to.

But I have never been able to stop there. My ultimate loyalty is never to the group, or even individual, with which I am affiliated or to whom I am responsible. My ultimate loyalty has always been, will always be, to the whole, all of humanity, all of creation. This is not something I sought out. I think I got it from my father. Wherever I got it it has always been part of me.

It has always made me an outsider. And has always made me distrusted, and alien to others.

It is a quality about myself that I deeply value. I think it is what others might call ultimate loyalty to God.  I see it as a central quality in those throughout history I revere, Jesus, Martin Luther King jr., Gandhi....

I find this lacking in almost all of my sisters and brothers.

I refused to become a licensed psychologist because I came to see that psychologists are ultimately loyal to themselves, to the group, and not to their clients.

I think this is a central failing in what calls itself the church.

I don't see an institution today, maybe with the exception of Nursing, that isn't plagued by this.

But few places is it as dangerous as in and among men and women in uniform who carry weapons of death. And with few exceptions I see their ultimate loyalty to their group, not to those who they have a duty to serve.

Look around you, at the 2016 world ... and where it is headed. Unless and until things are profoundly turned around, no one with a shred of humanity, compassion, empathy... should bring new children into the world.

Look around you, at the 2016 world ... and where it is headed. Unless and until things are profoundly turned around, no one with a shred of humanity, compassion, empathy... should bring new children into the world.

Israel one of world’s most unpopular countries and it’s getting worse: BBC survey

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-one-worlds-most-unpopular-countries-and-its-getting-worse-bbc-survey

12.31.2015

I can't wish you happy new year because I've always found such manmade constructs so, well, manmade...........

I can't wish you happy new year because I've always found such manmade constructs so, well, manmade...unnatural,  so foreign, artificial... alien... ungodly.  My very Dna finds such things repugnant.  Oh, I know how to find such things pleasurable, if I try real hard.  But I find it so inferior to just trying to live in full solidarity with all.... Creation... Nature... not the little fragments we shatter Nature... Creation... into.  Ungodly.

Health ministry: 2015 was the most difficult year for Gaza patients

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=75887

New York Times’ Jodi Rudoren whitewashes Israeli minister’s call for genocide

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/new-york-times-jodi-rudoren-whitewashes-israeli-ministers-call-genocide

Who is the Arch Racist: Hillary or the Donald?

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/30/who-is-the-arch-racist-hillary-or-the-donald/

Young Palestinian patriot cut down by Israeli bullet

https://electronicintifada.net/content/young-palestinian-patriot-cut-down-israeli-bullet/15104

Palestinian liberation is “key matter of our time,” say Black leaders

https://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-liberation-key-matter-our-time-say-black-leaders/14783

How Vermont is Banning Unused Food From Landfills and Giving It to the Hungry

http://usuncut.com/news/vermont-universal-recycling-law-food-waste/

Obama wiretapped a cunning and dishonest foreign leader, for the sake of world peace

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/wiretapped-cunning-dishonest

Labeling Jews: Left-wing NGOs, wear a yellow star in the Knesset

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.694526

Texas GOP Lawmaker: ‘Rape Is Nonexistent In Marriage, Take What You Want’

http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/12/30/texas-gop-lawmaker-rape-is-nonexistent-in-marriage-take-what-you-want/

Rubio Outraged by Spying on Israel’s Government, OK with Mass Surveillance of Americans

https://theintercept.com/2015/12/31/rubio-outraged-by-spying-on-israels-government-ok-with-mass-surveillance-of-americans/

Caetano Veloso Loves Israel, but Won’t Be Going Back

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/world/americas/caetano-veloso-loves-israel-but-wont-be-going-back.html?referer=https://news.google.com

Israel bans novel on Arab-Jewish romance from schools for 'threatening Jewish identity'

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.694620?v=46E47D434FAE8D10324F7CD903E46371

12.30.2015

Hillary Clinton is more right wing than you think: For progressives, a vote for her over Bernie Sanders is a waste

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/30/hillary_clinton_is_more_right_wing_than_you_think_for_progressives_a_vote_for_her_over_bernie_sanders_is_a_waste/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I owe it to my neediest brothers and sisters to face reality not some wishful fantasy. Indulging in wishful fantasy is for me to betray them. That, I will not do.

I owe it to my neediest brothers and sisters to face reality not some wishful fantasy. Indulging in wishful fantasy is for me to betray them. That, I will not do.

Video. Israeli Gestapo firing stun grenades, tear gas, at Palestinian children leaving their winter exams.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1085137854841788&id=185129341509315

Sexbots, laundroids and killer drones: The robot revolution got real in 2015

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/trending/most-terrifying-robot-revolution-stories-2015-1.3380455

Israeli forces have killed 142 Palestinians, and injured 15,620, since October 1

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/12/israeli-palestinians-injured

***** Without love, it is nothing. I believe this is factually true. If you consider for a moment that it is true, look around you, and see how much in our world is, nothing. Look at the history of our Western civilization, and see, that it is nothing.

***** Without love, it is nothing. I believe this is factually true. If you consider for a moment that it is true, look around you, and see how much in our world is, nothing. Look at the history of our Western civilization, and see, that it is nothing.

12.29.2015

IOA confiscates 500 dunums in southern Nablus

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=75856

478 Palestinian facilities demolished in 2015

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=75857

Palestinian orphans in Nablus protest closure of charity supporting them

http://english.palinfo.com/site/pages/details.aspx?itemid=75854

Last night was horrible, terrible. An avalanche of nightmares, dreams, images.. anxiety, inferiority , failure, accurate memories... how......

Last night was horrible, terrible.  An avalanche of nightmares, dreams, images.. anxiety, inferiority , failure, accurate memories...  how alien I have always been, what a fool I have always been seen as, so inadequate, so profoundly socially inept, in this Western culture. Agonizing. Debilitating. Only through force of will did I climb out of bed quite sure I would have to return shortly curled up in a fetal position, to try and work my way out of it. After I was up, after an hour or two, I received the gift of a different perspective. My perspective shifted from the scorn, ridicule, contempt... that the world has for me. It shifted to what I imagined the Creator thinks of me and what I do. It shifted to what I imagine Jesus thinks of me and what I do. And then I felt sane again.

Knesset passes dangerous settlement funding law — without a hitch A new law formalizes the outsourcing of rural settlement activity in the West Bank. A boon to the settlements, a blow to democracy — and the taxpayer.

http://972mag.com/knesset-passes-dangerous-settlement-funding-law-without-a-hitch/115318/

12.28.2015

The most popular baby name in Israel: 2014 slaughter of Palestinians. Fact.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/12/28/israels-most-popular-name-for-baby-boys-might-shock-you/

The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual’s Right to a Gun

http://billmoyers.com/story/the-second-amendment-was-never-meant-to-protect-an-individuals-right-to-a-gun/

We'll try anything and everything to make the world a better place, except the only thing that can do so. Changing our way of being.

We'll try anything and everything to make the world a better place, except the only thing that can do so. Changing our way of being.

Private Prison Exec Waves Off Criminal Justice Reform, Predicts More Profits

https://theintercept.com/2015/12/22/geo-group-explains-crime/

IDF admits spraying herbicides inside the Gaza Strip The army says aerial spraying was meant to ‘enable security operations.’ Palestinian farmers say hundreds of acres of crops were damaged or destroyed.

http://972mag.com/idf-admits-spraying-herbicides-inside-the-gaza-strip/115290/

12.27.2015

***** The Revolt of the Anxious Class

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/the_revolt_of_the_anxious_class_20151215