INEQUALITY - Why You Will Always Be Poor...
The Story Of Inequality In The US: Past, Present
In this far-reaching documentary, we are first treated to a
history lesson from the early 80s to the present day - a story of
lust, debt, and largesse; from Reagan deficits to cell phones to
day trading to real estate... and then 2008 is explained (as
reality started to peek through). The clip projects the next few
years - from failed bond auctions to QE9 and social unrest - "but
it doesn't have to be this way," the narrator notes. Breaking
Inequality is a documentary film about the corruption between
Washington and Wall Street that has resulted in the largest
inequality gap in the history of America. It is a film that
exposes the truth behind the single event that occurred back in
the early 70's that set us off on this perilous journey that we
are currently on. The inequality gap is presently the worst that
it has ever been and there is no solution in place to repair this
crippling problem. No country in the history of the world has ever
remained a super power without a middle class and the road we are
currently traveling doesn't include this all-important segment of
the population. The old saying "As goes the middle class... so
goes the nation" holds true even more today than ever. We live in
a world where governments can create as much money as they want in
order to fund all kinds of wasteful projects, wars, handouts, and
banker bailouts. The current system by design has transferred the
wealth from average everyday Americans to an elite few who care
not about the majority. We have to change our destiny or the
middle class will cease to exist in the United States of America.
Breaking Inequality exposes the truth behind the root of the
problem and it provides a solution to help end it - starting at
around 17:00 Spend 28 of your hard-earned minutes to understand
how we got here, why any future predicated on the past is
untenable, and what the solution could be...
The world is heading into a horrific economic nightmare, and an
inordinate amount of the suffering is going to fall on innocent
children. If you want to get an idea of what
America is going to look like in the not too distant future,
just check out what is happening in Greece. At
this point, Greece is experiencing a full-blown economic
depression. As I have written about previously, the unemployment rate in
Greece has now risen to 27 percent, which is much higher than the
peak unemployment rate that the U.S. economy experienced during
the Great Depression of the 1930s. And as you will read
about below, child hunger is absolutely exploding in Greece right
now. Some families are literally trying to survive on pasta
and ketchup. But don't think for a moment that it can't
Sadly, the truth is that child hunger is already rising very
rapidly in our poverty-stricken cities.
Never before have we had so many Americans unable to take
care of themselves. Food stamp enrollment and
child homelessness have soared to brand new all-time records, and
there are actually thousands of Americans that are so poor that
they live in tunnels underneath our
cities. But for millions of other Americans, the suffering
is not quite so dramatic. Instead, they just watch their
hopes and their dreams slowly slip away as they struggle to find a
way to make it from month to month. There are millions of
parents that lead lives that are filled with constant stress and anxiety as they try to
figure out how to provide the basics for their children. How
do you tell a child that you can't give them any dinner even
though you have been trying as hard as you can? What many
families go through on a regular basis is absolutely
Unfortunately, more poor families slip through the cracks with
each passing day, and these are supposedly times in which we are
experiencing an "economic recovery". So what are things
going to look like when the next major economic downturn strikes?
A recent New York Times
article detailed the horrifying child hunger that we are
witnessing in Greece right now. At some schools there are
reports of children actually begging for food from their
As an elementary school principal, Leonidas Nikas is used to
seeing children play, laugh and dream about the future. But
recently he has seen something altogether different, something
he thought was impossible in Greece: children picking through
school trash cans for food; needy youngsters asking playmates
for leftovers; and an 11-year-old boy, Pantelis Petrakis, bent
over with hunger pains.
“He had eaten almost nothing at home,” Mr. Nikas said, sitting
in his cramped school office near the port of Piraeus, a
working-class suburb of Athens, as the sound of a jump rope
skittered across the playground. He confronted Pantelis’s
parents, who were ashamed and embarrassed but admitted that they
had not been able to find work for months. Their savings were
gone, and they were living on rations of pasta and ketchup.
Could you imagine that happening to your children or your
Don't think that it can't happen. Just a few years ago the
Greek middle class was vibrant and thriving.
And we are starting to see hunger explode in other European
countries as well. For example, in the UK the number of
people receiving emergency food rations has increased by 170 percent over
the past year.
This is one of the reasons why I get upset when people say that
"things are getting better". Yes, the stock market has been
setting record highs lately, but things are most definitely not
Even during this false bubble of debt-fueled economic stability
that we are enjoying right now, we continue to see hunger and
poverty rise dramatically in America.
Since Barack Obama has been president, the number of Americans on
food stamps has grown from 32 million to more than 47 million.
Will we all be on food stamps eventually?
Will we all become dependent on the government for our survival
at some point?
According to the Boston Herald,
even Tamerlan Tsarnaev was receiving government welfare
Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on
taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving
deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the
Herald has learned.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a
raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving
benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and
their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of
Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when
the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits.
Isn't that crazy?
And yes, there are some people out there that are abusing the
system. In fact, the cost of food stamp fraud has risen
sharply to approximately
$750 million in recent years.
But most of the people on these programs really need the
help. Thanks to our incredibly foolish
economic policies, there are not enough good jobs for
everyone and there never will be again. The percentage of
Americans that are unable to take care of themselves is going to
continue to rise, and the suffering that we are witnessing right
now is going to get much, much worse.
Not that things aren't really, really bad already. Here are
some signs that child hunger in America has already started to
Today, approximately 17 million children
in the United States are facing food insecurity. In other
words, that means that "one in four children in the country is
living without consistent access to enough nutritious food to live
a healthy life."
We are told that we live in the "wealthiest nation" on the planet,
and yet more than one out
of every four children in the United States is enrolled in
the food stamp program.
Unfortunately, most of the time statistics don't really tell the
whole story. Numbers alone cannot really communicate the
soul-crushing despair that millions of American families are
enduring on a daily basis at this point.
How can numbers communicate the pain that a child feels when her
grandmother does not eat because there is not enough food for
everyone in the family? But this is what some families in
America actually go through
because there is not enough money...
Vanyshia tells about the sacrifices her Grandmother makes so
that she and her siblings can eat. “Sometimes my Grandma can’t
even eat because she has to feed me and my brother and sister.
Sometimes I don’t eat as much as I want to because I leave some
for my Grandma because I don’t want her to sit there and starve.
Sometimes she doesn’t have enough money to buy food, so she has
to go to the bank and borrow money. It makes me feel sad. I
don’t want her to be hungry. I just feel sad sometimes,” says
Things can be particularly tough when you are a single
parent. The BBC recently profiled a single
mother that is struggling to raise two young children in Iowa...
"We don't get three meals a day like breakfast, lunch and then
dinner," says Kaylie. "When I feel hungry I feel sad and
Kaylie and Tyler live with their mother Barbara, who used to
work in a factory. After losing her job, she was entitled to
unemployment benefit and food stamps - this comes to $1,480
(£974) a month.
But they were no longer able to afford to live in their house,
which along with bills cost $1,326 (£873) a month, leaving
little for food or petrol.
Kaylie supplemented their income by collecting cans along the
railway track near their old home - earning between two and five
cents per can.
For more examples like this one, I encourage everyone to go watch
a recent BBC documentary entitled "America's Poor Kids"
that you can see right here.
I wonder why we don't see more stuff like this on the mainstream
news in this country?
Could it be that the mainstream media does not want to admit how
bad things have really gotten?
All of this is also a reminder that we need to be generous to
those in need. Times are going to get much, much harder than
this, and we are all going to need one another.
The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 20, 2013, 4:39 PM
(GMT+02:00) Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed. His brother Dzhokhar
The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan and
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged in the 102
tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon bombings Monday,
April 15 – which left three dead, 180 injured and a police officer
killed at MIT - and Dzohkhar’s capture Friday, April 19 in
The conclusion reached by debkafile’s counterterrorism and
intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents,
hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi
jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial
institutions, had spread across the restive Russian
Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went
secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.
By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious
distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al
Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route outside
the Middle East – the Caucasus.
This broad region encompasses the autonomous or semi-autonomous
Muslim republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria,
Chechnya, North Ossetia and Karachyevo-Cherkesiya, most of which
the West has never heard of.
Moscow however keeps these republics on a tight military and
intelligence leash, constantly putting down violent resistance by
the Wahhabist cells, which draw support from certain Saudi sources
and funds from the Riyadh government for building Wahhabist
mosques and schools to disseminate the state religion of Saudi
The Saudis feared that their convoluted involvement in the
Caucasus would come embarrassingly to light when a Saudi student
was questioned about his involvement in the bombng attacks while
in a Boston hospital with badly burned hands.
They were concerned to enough to send Saudi Foreign Minister
Prince Saudi al-Faisal to Washington Wednesday, April 17, in the
middle of the Boston Marathon bombing crisis, for a private
conversation with President Barack Obama and his national security
adviser Tom Donilon on how to handle the Saudi angle of the
That day too, official Saudi domestic media launched an
extraordinary three-day campaign. National and religious figures
stood up and maintained that authentic Saudi Wahhabism does not
espouse any form of terrorism or suicide jihadism and the national
Saudi religion had nothing to do with the violence in Boston.
“No matter what the nationality and religious of the
perpetrators, they are terrorists and deviants who represent no
one but themselves.”
Prince Saud was on a mission to clear the 30,000 Saudi students
in America of suspicion of engaging in terrorism for their country
or religion, a taint which still lingers twelve years after 9/11.
He was concerned that exposure of the Tsarnaev brothers’
connections with Wahhabist groups in the Caucasus would revive the
The Tsarnaevs' recruitment by US intelligence as penetration
agents against terrorist networks in southern Russia explains some
otherwise baffling features of the event:
1. An elite American college in Cambridge admitted younger
brother Dzhokhar and granted him a $2,500 scholarship, without
subjecting him to the exceptionally stiff standard conditions of
admission. This may be explained by his older brother Tamerlan
demanding this privilege for his kid brother in part payment for
2. When in 2011, a “foreign government” (Russian
intelligence) asked the FBI to screen Tamerlan for suspected ties
to Caucasian Wahhabist cells during a period in which they had
begun pledging allegiance to al Qaeda, the agency, it was
officially revealed, found nothing incriminating against him and
let him go after a short interview.
He was not placed under surveillance. Neither was there any
attempt to hide the fact that he paid a long visit to Russia last
year and on his return began promoting radical Islam on social
Yet even after the Boston marathon bombings, when law enforcement
agencies, heavily reinforced by federal and state personnel,
desperately hunted the perpetrators, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was never
mentioned as a possible suspect
3. Friday, four days after the twin explosions at the
marathon finishing line, the FBI released footage of Suspect No. 1
in a black hat and Suspect No. 2 in a white hat walking briskly
away from the crime scene, and appealed to the public to help the
authorities identify the pair.
We now know this was a charade. The authorities knew exactly who
they were. Suddenly, during the police pursuit of their getaway
car from the MIT campus on Friday, they were fully identified. The
brother who was killed in the chase was named Tamerlan, aged 26,
and the one who escaped, only to be hunted down Saturday night
hiding in a boat, was 19-year old Dzhokhar.
Our intelligence sources say that we may never know more than we
do today about the Boston terrorist outrage which shook America –
and most strikingly, Washington - this week. We may not have the
full story of when and how the Chechen brothers were recruited by
US intelligence as penetration agents – any more than we have got
to the bottom of tales of other American double agents who turned
coat and bit their recruiters.
Here is just a short list of some of the Chechen brothers’
In the 1980s, an Egyptian called Ali Abdul Saoud Mohamed offered
his services as a spy to the CIA residence in Cairo. He was hired,
even though he was at the time the official interpreter of Ayman
al-Zuwahiri, then Osama bin Laden’s senior lieutenant and
currently his successor.
He accounted for this by posing as a defector. But then, he
turned out to be feeding al Qaeda US military secrets. Later, he
was charged with Al Qaeda’s 1998 bombings of US embassies in
Nairobi and Dar es-Salaam.
On Dec. 30, 2009, the Jordanian physician Humam Khalil al-Balawi,
having gained the trust of US intelligence in Afghanistan as an
agent capable of penetrating al Qaeda’s top ranks, detonated a
bomb at a prearranged rendezvous in Kost, killing the four top CIA
agents in the country.
Then, there was the French Muslim Mohamed Merah. He was recruited
by French intelligence to penetrate Islamist terror cells in at
least eight countries, including the Caucasus. At the end of last
year, he revealed his true spots in deadly attacks on a Jewish
school in Toulouse and a group of French military commandoes.
The debate has begun over the interrogation of the captured
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarmayev when he is fit for questioning
after surgery for two bullet wounds and loss of blood. The first
was inflicted during the police chase in which his brother
Tamerlan was killed.
An ordinary suspect would be read his rights (Miranda) and be
permitted a lawyer. In his case, the “public safety exemption”
option may be invoked, permitting him to be questioned without
those rights, provided the interrogation is restricted to
immediate public safety concerns. President Barack Obama is also
entitled to rule him an “enemy combatant” and so refer him to a
military tribunal and unrestricted grilling.
According to debkafile’s counter terror sources, four questions
should top the interrogators' agenda:
a) At what date did the Tsarnaev brothers turn coat and decide
to work for Caucasian Wahhabi networks?
b) Did they round up recruits for those networks in the United
States - particularly, among the Caucasian and Saudi communities?
c) What was the exact purpose of the Boston Marathon
bombings and their aftermath at MIT in Watertown?
d) Are any more terrorist attacks in the works in other American
See how a pressure-cooker bomb works
Great, lets just showcase this for the world to see what house-hold
products you can use to make a bomb. Who needs terrorists training
camps when you have CNN?
Here's an article from the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's magazine,
Feb. 1943 (הקריאה והקדושה), roughly translated from Yiddish. I post
it on this blog to serve as a preamble to a subsequent post wherein
I'll maintain, to my utter dismay, that the gangster regime now in
power, the ruler of Edom, will again triumph in the next
presidential election. I will refer back to this article to remind
readers what this Jewish leader of his generation forewarned his
flock. I have this premonition of imminent disaster I feel compelled
to share with you, later. [The highlighting is mine.]
Our sages, who foresaw that this last diaspora, called "Edom", would
endure nearly two millennia, also foresaw that, as it winds down to
its terminating stage, Torah will have become enfeebled among a
majority of Jews, and this would therefore bring back the age-old
national Jewish scourge - the FALSE PROPHETS.
These false prophets would then lead Torah-empty Jews through all 49
degrees of impurity, unfortunately.
The end-stage period would then necessarily have to be a horribly
bitter one. It would spell outright danger wherein multitudes of
Jews will undergo waves of spiritual suicide, even conversion, G-d
Accordingly, the sages decided to foretell the signs that will usher
in and constitute the Messianic era's birth pangs - in order to save
at least a remnant of those being swept away; And also so that some
Jews, here and there, will be able to console their distressed
brethren by disclosing to them these very signs, just as this
periodical has been doing for a year and a half now. We've
been telling you we are in the eve of the Messianic era; That
we've been foretold the tragedies that will unfold; And that we
can attenuate these problems, or entirely prevent them from
occurring - by tearing you away from the modern
false prophets, so you return to the warm fold of Torah, back to the
ways our forefathers practised.
Our sages knew saving the entire Jewish nation would be very
difficult because the false prophets will not loosen their grip. On
the contrary, they will exert their strongest, spiritual pogrom ever
against the Jewish nation, until the very last moment when, as our
sages tell us, they themselves will finally perish during
physical pogroms against the Jews.
The sages took as their task to rescue the innocent victims of the
false prophets, those who might even question or doubt one of two
things; Either the false prophets, or, the Torah and its true
prophets. It was for the benefit of these 50-50 Jews or
50-50 believers for whom the sages foretold us the many signs by
which to recognize the eve of the Redemptive Era.
The many signs serve each person as however he will understand them.
In truth, however, all the signs really boil down to but a
single sign - for they all point to this one point, that
"And against all the gods of Egypt will I avenge myself, for
I am G-d" (Ex. 12, 12). And why so? In order to finally
and totally discredit the false prophets, so the Jewish masses strip
away their allegiance to them and from the various idols of Egypt
the false prophets would have them worship. The modern idols our false prophets energetically promoted,
and succeeded in convincing a huge Jewish populace to follow them,
are well known: Political Freedom, Economic Certainty, and Godless
Zionism. These are the 3
primary false idols. These extend to other such "isms",
like Bolshevism, Bundism, Yiddishism, and dozens others.
The signs of the Era of Redemption our sages depict start out as
follows: "The son of David will not come until …"
such and such happens. These signs portend the utter destruction of
the above 3 "isms", for which the false prophets should be
Our sages tell us that after the known, bloody wars, the entire
world will be ruled by the kingdom of Edom, the one Ovadiah the
Prophet refers to as "You are greatly despised"
(Ov. 1, 2). This means many nations will be ruled over by unabashed
tyrants and oppressors who will put an end to all hope for Political
Freedom, Economic Certainty or whatever other culture! "Moshiach will not come," our sages say, "until
the following signs will manifest":
1) "All cheap dominion will disappear" from Jewish notion. This
means to say, until all new systems of rule most Jews place their
hope in, will reveal themselves as being cheap and worthless, as was
evident with Bolshevism in Russia, and other such unavailing
systems. 2) "Mankind will lose hope in any redemptive process." Note
the exact words of the sages; They did not say, "Until the Jews",
but rather all "mankind" will lose their faith in any redemptive
process. 3) "All judges or police (protectors of Jews) pass into
oblivion." 4) "All conceit passes from among Jews", because all will
become poor and enslaved.
The 4 above signs indicate that the false prophecy of Political
Freedom will be shattered. Not only Jews but the other nations
too will be robbed of freedom. No longer will hope be held out for
redemption, or for returning to previous times. "Moshiach will not come," continue our sages, "until
5) "The last penny of savings will disappear." 6) "When they seek a
sliver of herring for an invalid but can't find one". We can thus
imagine what smidgen of better foods healthy people will be able to
find, who command less mercy than sick people.
From the latter 2 signs we easily note how the idol of Economic
Certainty will also be shattered. And our sages offer several
more signs that will convince everyone that the idol of Culture
will also lie in a shambles.
They say, "Moshiach will not come until,"
7) "All governments in the world are under the control of
G-d-deniers." 8) "The number of students will diminish." 9) "Every
event will have several interpretations". This implies strong
censorship; When nobody knows the truth, and everyone has a
different version of what happened. 10) "All souls will leave their
bodies", which could mean all mankind will be obsessed with hunger,
when their only concern will be to to hold on to dear life, where,
like animals, no thought is given to nourish the soul with
Under a reign of avowed G-d-deniers who will abolish education for
the masses, except for a privileged segment, entire populations will
slave for the state, eking out enough only to survive. With a press
akin to that of Nazi Minister of Propaganda Goebbels, the idol of
Culture will obviously be smashed, just like its two other "idol
friends", Political Freedom and Economic Certainty.
All these 10 signs of impending redemption our sages show us actually
constitute one sole general sign regarding G-d's claim, "And
against all the gods of Egypt will I avenge myself",
where these signs merely indicate the many ways one can be poked in
the eye, in that generation.
Al-Qaeda's 22 tips for dodging drone attacks
1. It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the
drone by using the Russianmade “sky grabber” device to infiltrate
the drone’s waves and the frequencies. The device is available in
the market for $2,595 and the one who operates it should be a
2. Using devices that broadcast frequencies or pack of
frequencies to disconnect the contacts and confuse the frequencies
used to control the drone. The Mujahideen have had successful
experiments using the Russian-made “Racal.”
3. Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the
roof of the building.
4. Placing a group of skilled snipers to hunt the drone,
especially the reconnaissance ones because they fly low, about six
kilometres or less.
5. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using
the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-metre copper
6. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using
old equipment and keeping them 24-hour running because of their
strong frequencies and it is possible using simple ideas of
deception of equipment to attract the electronic waves devices
similar to that used by the Yugoslav army when they used the
microwave (oven) in attracting and confusing the Nato missiles
fitted with electromagnetic searching devices.
7. Using general confusion methods and not to use permanent
8. Discovering the presence of a drone through well-placed
reconnaissance networks and to warn all the formations to halt any
movement in the area.
9. To hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially
10. To hide under thick trees because they are the best cover
against the planes.
11. To stay in places unlit by the sun such as the shadows of
the buildings or the trees.
12. Maintain complete silence of all wireless contacts.
13. Disembark of vehicles and keep away from them especially
when being chased or during combat.
14. To deceive the drone by entering places of multiple
entrances and exits.
15. Using underground shelters because the missiles fired by
these planes are usually of the fragmented anti-personnel and not
16. To avoid gathering in open areas and in urgent cases, use
building of multiple doors or exits.
17. Forming anti-spies groups to look for spies and agents.
18. Formation of fake gatherings such as using dolls and
statutes to be placed outside false ditches to mislead the enemy.
19. When discovering that a drone is after a car, leave the car
immediately and everyone should go in different direction because
the planes are unable to get after everyone.
20. Using natural barricades like forests and caves when there
is an urgent need for training or gathering.
21. In frequently targeted areas, use smoke as cover by burning
22. As for the leaders or those sought after, they should not
use communications equipment because the enemy usually keeps a
voice tag through which they can identify the speaking person and
then locate him.
Our parasha lays down the schematic plans for the future of Am
Yisrael, as quoted in the name of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Sifrei
Bamidbar chapter 69 so plainly and without extravagance or
הלכה בידוע עשו שונא את יעקב
It is a well-known halacha (immutable fact) that Aisav hates
Ya’akovAisav or Edom - or the evil Rome as he is sometimes called -
retains an immutable, ageless, constant, enduring, perpetual,
unalterable, inoperable, terminal disease diagnosed as "hatred
towards Ya’akov," which is transferred to his descendants as a
And what we see in the parasha has been and is still being played
out now and into the future.
The parasha records the names of the heads of the major clans which
descended from Aisav: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, Oholivamah, Elah,
Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mivzar, Magdiel (identified as Germany) and
In the years that Ya’akov and the Jewish people were enslaved in
Egypt, the descendants of Aisav expanded in numbers and in
territory. Over the centuries, according to our tradition, the clans
of Aisav relocated from the Middle East to Europe, and from there to
the Americas, as they accepted Christianity and developed western
Aisav and his third wife Basmat (daughter of his uncle Yishmael) had
four sons named Nachat, Zerach, Shama and Mizzah.
The schematic plan that HaShem had postulated for the Jewish nation
is as simple as it is tragic. We, as HaShem’s chosen people, were
destined to fall into the jaws of foreign nations, and each time
HaShem would miraculously save us. HaShem’s intervention with the
Egyptians brought us Pessach; the salvation from certain death in
Babylon and Persia brought us Purim; the victory over the Greeks
brought us Chanuka; the destruction of the Third Reich brought us
Yom Ha’azmaut; and what is transpiring in these years, when
we are being threatened by the descendants of Aisav and of
Yishmael - each one alone and at times together - will bring us
In our own time, we witnessed the most agonizing chillul HaShem that
ever transpired in our long history - the Shoah - and then we
witnessed the most moving and dramatic kiddush HaShem - the return
of Am Yisrael to our promised land with the establishment of Medinat
At the beginning of the Medina, we were forced to fight the
descendants of Yishmael in the War of Independence. Then we fought
the combined forces of Aisav and Yishmael when the Soviet Union sent
troops and material to the Arabs in the Six Day War. At its close,
Jewish soldiers reached within 100 kilometers from Cairo and 35
kilometers of Damascus.
Indeed, HaShem demonstrates to us and to the world - whoever is
listening - His personal, intimate relationship with the Jewish
In September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian
Authority and the PLO, sought full member-state status at the UN
based on pre-1967 frontiers. But the bid was effectively stalled two
months later after Security Council members were unable to make a
unanimous recommendation. Abbas has submitted a request to the
General Assembly - where there is no veto power - for international
recognition as a "non-member observer state" status.
Last night, an overwhelming majority of the member nations in the
General Assembly voted to bestow this status on the no-people,
no-nation, ragtag entity that the newspapers created and called
Palestine. But facts are irrelevant with goyim when they deal with
the Jewish people, as an honest Christian once said, "I don’t
believe that J. ever lived, but I believe the Jews killed him".
What is transpiring today is in keeping with HaShem’s two-stage
master plan: 1) to permit the various forms of evil a free hand in
the world; 2) to have these evil forces victimize the Jewish people
as a vicarious substitute for their ultimate but unobtainable goal
of killing the God of the Jews, the Jews who have condemned them to
be consciously aware of right and wrong.
If anyone has any doubt regarding the affinity that exists between
Aisav and Yishmael, one need not look further than what happened
last night in the UN’s General Assembly.
There are only two entities in the world which are not national
states, but the member states of the UN has granted them "non-member
observer state" status: the Vatican Aisavists of Rome, and the
Yishmaelites now squatting on the holy land of Yehuda, Shomrom, Azza
and East Yerushalayim. They are the willing hirelings of the
anti-Jewish world to make battle against HaShem’s chosen people.
כל כלי יוצר עליך לא יצלח וכל לשון תקום אתך למשפט תרשיעי זאת נחלת
עבדיה' וצדקתם מאתי נאם ה'
" 'No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute
every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the
servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,'
declares the Lord."
In parashat Vayishlach, the brothers Shimon and Levi annihilate the
entire population of the city of Shechem.
What was HaShem’s intention in bringing about this seemingly
over-aggressive, unbalanced, asymmetric, excessive, disproportionate
Goldstonian reaction by nice Jewish boys?
Avraham Aveinu arrived in Eretz Yisrael at a time when the land was
occupied by the pagan descendants of Cham, son of Noach. There were
cultures and sub-cultures of avoda zara (idolatry), each according
to the family breakdown into the ten "nations" of Canaani, Chieti,
Avraham was very successful in advancing the teachings of
monotheism. He established a yeshiva and a hotel-restaurant where
many people gathered to hear the word of God.
This was obviously not to the liking of the religious and political
establishment, for Avraham was undermining the core beliefs of the
people by introducing God and morality which touched on matters such
as family, law, treatment of slaves, and much more.
But now the charismatic Avraham and his wife Sarah are long gone.
Yitzchak is old and unable to see. Ya’akov, the ben Torah, has not
been seen in Eretz Yisrael for over twenty years. The only relevant
descendant of Avraham is Aisav, with whom the idolators can get
along fabulously, since Aisav is one of their own.
So for all intents and purposes, Yiddishkeit is no longer present in
the holy land; and the natives can return to their old ways,
uninterrupted by pangs of conscious brought about by those
Then one day, Ya’akov reappears in Eretz Yisrael with his family and
possessions. His arrival could have been like that of the early
chalutzim 100 and 200 years ago, when they bought "a dunam here and
a dunam there," a house here and a house there, with no great
message signaling their arrival.
However, HaShem speaks to people in the language that they
understand. To us HaShem speaks as a father teaching Torah to his
children; to gentiles He speaks in the language that they appreciate
- the language of strength and war.
Ya’akov and Judaism have returned home, and the occupiers have to
learn that it is no longer "business as usual". HaShem, as the
ultimate playwright, brings about Ya’akov’s return on the stage of
history in an explosive manner. The city of Shechem is decimated.
Ya’akov explosive reappearance is what gentiles understand.
When Ya’akov and his 69 relatives leave the holy land to join with
Yosef in Egypt, the land is once again devoid of Judaism. Four
hundred years later, under the leadership of Moshe and Yehoshua,
Jewish sovereignty is restored. Moshe defeats the two super-powers
of Og King of Bashan and Sichon King of Emori, and Yehoshua
continues to destroy 31 city states in Eretz Yisrael.
We again entered the land not by "dunam here and dunam there," but
in the way that the gentiles understand - strength and conquest.
For two thousand years, the main body of the Jewish nation was in
exile with only a small number of Jews remaining in the land.
Judaism was not the dominant force here.
Then came the Holocaust. The enemies of our people were certain that
it was only a matter of time until the world would be "free" from
the shackles of Judaism and the dwindling and vanishing Jewish
Then in 1948, we again leaped onto the platform of history with an
explosion that has caught the attention of the world until this very
day. We drove back seven standing armies of Arab states in the War
of Independence, and we have been dramatically victorious in all of
our other wars, whenever the political level refrained from imposing
restraints on the fighters.
Indeed, HaShem speaks to all in the language that they understand.
We understand the kol demama daka (the soft gentle voice of HaShem),
but the Aisavs of the world are impressed only by strength - with
which Ya’akov is endowed when necessary.
The following is Rabbi Nachman Kahana's
parshah commentary for Parshat Toldot. Although it's late, its
message is timeless. Enjoy the pure and unadulterated truth.
BS"D Parashat Toldot 5773
A: Our parasha relates (26:2-5):
וירא אליו ה' ויאמר אל
תרד מצרימה שכן בארץ אשר אמר אליך:
גור בארץ הזאת ואהיה עמך
ואברכך כי לך ולזרעך אתן את כל הארצת האל והקמתי את השבעה אשר
נשבעתי לאברהם אביך: והרביתי את זרעך ככוכבי השמים ונתתי לזרעך את כל
הארצת האל והתברכו בזרעך כל גויי הארץ:
עקב אשר שמע אברהם בקלי וישמר
משמרתי מצותי חקותי ותורתי:
2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to
Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3 Stay in
this land, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to
you and your descendants I will give all these lands and
will uphold the oath I swore to your father Abraham. 4 I
will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the
sky and will give them all these lands, and through your
offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, 5 because
Abraham obeyed me and did all I required of him, keeping my
commands, my decrees and my instructions.
rabbi whose congregation is in an area that was hard hit by
Sandy sent the following message to his congregants. I will
quote the major portions of his message.
As we begin our
new week almost two weeks since Sandy paid us an unwelcome
visit, I can see a crack of light in the tunnel of murky
deluge that enveloped us. More homes have had power
restored, gasoline has begin to flow in more liberal
quantities, the weather has gotten warmer, and we are now
slowly entering the rebuilding phase. There are still many
communal and individual problems to be resolved; but with
time, they will be resolved. Yes, the tide is turning
(please excuse the metaphor).A major factor in the positive
turn of events has been the communal leadership of the local
Shuls, the local JCCs, Achiezer, the help of other volunteer
agencies, the help of some local politicians, and the
incredible work of dedicated individuals who have tirelessly
devoted themselves to the afflicted communities, families,
and individuals. This leads me to a simple point--the power
of communal responsibility. We are so fortunate to be a part
of a great community that services its members through good
times and challenging times.
This past Shabbos we read that Avraham was blessed in his
old age 'bakol',which translates to "everything". The
commentaries debate what 'bakol' means in a deeper sense....
I would like to suggest that 'bakol', everything, describes
a state of mind that Avraham was blessed with in life. He
was always happy with his lot. He always felt that he had
'kol' everything. I think that that is exactly the way we
should think. We have everything! We are alive, we survived
Sandy, no one was seriously hurt in our community, we have
our families, our friends, and we live in a great community!
I grew up in a small Shul and never had a real sense of
community in a holistic way until I moved to... We have
Shuls, Minyanim, an Eruv, a Mikvah, a Vaad Hakashrus, a
Chevra Kadisha, Bikur Cholim, Chesed Committees, and charity
funds.And now we have SANDY relief efforts. We really have
everything. Just like Avraham, we are blessed 'bakol', with
This weekend we put up a poster board of... letters of
solidarity sent to us from Jewish children in Eli and
Elkanah in Israel. What a blessing it is to get a bracha
from pure and innocent Jewish children (even if their common
message was that it is time for all of us to move to
Israel). We are so blessed, and we should feel so empowered
by the privilege to be a part of the oldest nation on this
It is to the rabbi,
who I personally know and respect, and his congregants and to
the 99% of Jews in America that I dedicate this week’s
C: Rambam in the section of Ta’ani’ot (fast days) deals with
the way we should respond to disasters. Chapter one states:
מצות עשה מן התורה
לזעוק ולהריע בחצוצרות על כל צרה שתבא על הצבור... ודבר זה מדרכי התשובה הוא, שבזמן
שתבוא צרה ויזעקו עליה ויריעו ידעו הכל שבגלל מעשיהם הרעים
הורע להן... אבל אם לא יזעקו ולא יריעו אלא יאמרו דבר זה
ממנהג העולם אירע לנו וצרה זו נקרה נקרית,
הרי זו דרך אכזריות וגורמת להם
להדבק במעשיהם הרעים, ותוסיף הצרה צרות אחרות...
It is a positive Torah commandment to cry out and to sound
trumpets in the event of any disaster that affects the
community... This practice is one of the paths of
repentance, for when a disaster befalls, and the people cry
out to God and sound the trumpets, all will realize that it
occurred because of their evil conduct...
However, should the people fail to cry out and sound the
trumpets, and instead say, "What has happened to us is
merely a natural phenomenon and this difficulty is merely a
chance occurrence", this is a cruel conception of things,
which causes them to remain attached to their wicked deeds.
Thus, this time of distress will lead to further disasters.
matters have occupied our thoughts these last two weeks:
Hurricane Sandy and the re-election of Barak Obama to the US
It is my firm belief (and that of many others) that the
overriding obligation of our generation is the return to Eretz
Yisrael. So much so that everything that transpires in the
lands of the galut is intended by the Almighty to uproot the
Jews from there and direct them to return home.
In parashat Devarim 5772, I wrote regarding the approaching
communities in the galut, under the leadership of their
spiritual guides, are about to commit a sin of unprecedented
The Gemara in
Yuma, and quoted in the Rambam, states: ... A sin which has
an adjunct of chillul HaShem is so severe that remorse,
resolution, Yom Kippur and difficulties in life will
together withhold punishment, but pardon will be possible
only upon the death of the transgressor.
There are many examples of chillul HaShem, but the classic
definition is when a well-known rabbinic personality acts in
a way that brings shame to God’s Holy Name or distorts
HaShem’s holy Torah. The chillul HaShem increases
incrementally when two rabbis perform the transgression, and
ever more so when it is done by 100,000 religious Jews
Next week, in a stadium in New Jersey, it is estimated that
this will be the number of participants in the mass siyum
(conclusion) of the last 7-year daf hayomi cycle.
It will be a worldwide production of many rabbis, roshei
yeshiva, and grand rabbis who will draw good and innocent
Jews into the most publicized chillul HaShem ever
Close to one hundred thousand observant Jews declaring
before the world that God did not give us the Holy Land,
because if He did they would be there.
They will make a travesty of tractate Ketubot in which the
Talmud declares that a Jew who willingly lives in the galut
is as if he has no God.
They will make a mockery of the Gemara (abid. 112b) which
relates that Rabbi Chiya ben Gamda would roll in and caress
the ground of Eretz Yisrael in keeping with the verse in
(Tehilim 102) "For her servants desired its stones; and they
shall treasure its soil."
One’s very presence at this chillul HaShem conveys to the
United States, to the United Nations, to the Arab League, to
Hamas, to Hizbollah, to the engineers now producing the
Iranian bomb, to the world that Eretz Yisrael is some
far-off dreamland to be realized only when the Mashiach
comes; but in the meantime it is Arab Palestine. This is no
exaggeration. This is real life.
If you value your Judaism, celebrate the new daf hayomi
cycle privately, modestly and even shamefully in the place
where you reside.
Compare the lack of ideals and lack of religious passion of
the nearly one million observant Jews living a pseudo-Jewish
life in the United States, with the words of Yehuda Halevi:
"Who can provide me with wings? I would fly to you; I would
cause my shattered heart to reside amidst your shattered
And: "Yerushalayim will be rebuilt when the Children of
Israel will yearn in earnest (for the holy city), and then
(HaShem) will have compassion even on its stones and dust"
The soul of the saintly Rav Meir Shapiro of Lublin, who
initiated the daf hayomi study, will not be in New Jersey.
It will be here in Eretz Yisrael hovering over the
authentic, sincere part of our nation; the part which is of
one mind and heart with Yehuda Halevi.
For the Jews in the United States, I say: Be proud of your
Judaism. Stay away from the colossal chillul HaShem -
desecration of the Holy Name - about to be perpetrated in
front of the eyes of the world. Be able to tell your
grandchildren that you were not there.
My voice is but a small, shrill call compared to the
cacophony of the religious leaders in the galut who are
calling out to good Jews to show up in force and sanctify
the Holy Name.
I leave it to you, dear reader, to decide who is sanctifying
the Holy Name and who is defiling the Holy name?
On the night of Tish’a Be’av, as you sit and weep for the
destruction of the Temples and the exile of our fathers and
mothers to foreign lands, think. Today there are six million
Jews in Eretz Yisrael and the gates are open for all Jews to
return home. Is this the sanctification of the Holy Name? Or
is the Holy Name being sanctified by those who refuse to
recognize their religious responsibilities and cling to
their lives in the galut?
I recall telling my
close friends that I fear HaShem will not overlook this
desecration of His Holy Name, and retribution will come to the
areas and to those who partook in that public denunciation of
HaShem’s gift of Eretz Yisrael.
Retribution has come to pass in the form of wind, rain and
ocean surges - HaShem’s trusted messengers. And if the
necessary conclusions are not drawn and the steps towards
returning home are not taken, then the Jews in the galut can
expect more disasters.
Many will deny this and say, as in the words of Rambam, "What
has happened to us is merely a natural phenomenon and this
difficulty is merely a chance occurrence."
But Rambam also writes: "This is a cruel conception of things,
which causes them to remain attached to their wicked deeds.
Thus, this time of distress will lead to further disasters."
This should be the message of religious leaders in the galut
today. Anything less than the call to return home will cause
them to be judged by Jewish history together with the
religious leaders in the 1920s and 30s, who encouraged their
people to remain in Europe rather than return to Eretz
There are many religious leaders in the galut who preach that
one need not go to Eretz Yisrael, because the government does
not follow the laws of the Torah. Of course, it is immaterial
that, by law, Shabbat and all the yamim tovim are national
days of rest; that all marriages and divorces must be
performed and approved by the rabbinate; that the army,
hospitals and public institutions must be kosher; that
conversions can be performed only by the rabbinate; that the
State spends hundreds of millions of shekels a year in support
of yeshivot, and 50-60 thousand young men are deferred from
army service because of their yeshiva studies; or the fact
that the government builds the shuls and pays the rabbis’
salaries and supports free religious education.
And all this by a State which was founded by people who were
not observant, while we the observant remained in the galut of
Europe rather than dirty our hands in preparing the land or
become infected with malaria and other diseases that developed
here over the 2000 years of our galut.
But let’s leave all that aside. What does it have to do with
Obama? The Obama victory revealed the hypocrisy of many of the
religious leaders in the galut and the hollowness of their
claims against the Jewish State.
Obama won because the demographic makeup of the United States
changed by the mass immigration of Hispanics and the big
numbers of black births. The America that I knew as a youth
will never return. Now, if even half the religious Jews in the
USA would come on aliyah, there would be a government here
based on the Torah.
These religious leaders will have to find a more durable
excuse for not coming home. One that will be able to stand
before the onslaught of honesty and truth. If the
above-mentioned highly-respected rabbi wrote what he did in
order to bring comfort and consolation to his suffering
community at their time of desperation, then that is
commendable. But, if he really believes that they have
everything - Shuls, Minyanim, an Eruv, a Mikvah, a Vaad
Hakashrus, a Chevra Kadisha, Bikur Cholim, Chesed Committees,
charity funds, and now SANDY relief efforts; just like Avraham
who was blessed with 'bakol', with everything - then that
community is being misled, as stated by the Rambam, "What has
happened to us is merely a natural phenomenon and this
difficulty is merely a chance occurrence."
The rabbi went on to write about what a blessing it is to get
a bracha from pure and innocent Jewish children (even if their
common message was that it is time for all of us to move to
Israel) and that we should feel so empowered by the privilege
to be a part of the oldest nation on this earth,'am Yisrael'.
His reaction to the "pure and innocent" children’s message to
return to Eretz Yisrael is disappointing, discouraging and
even disparaging. For he appreciates the children’s letters of
encouragement despite their call to come home to Eretz
Yisrael. This is a staggering statement.
I pray that the Jews there, those who were spared and those
who were harmed by the hurricane will be successful in
rebuilding their homes, just beautiful enough to sell them to
American gentiles who belong there, while the Jews come home
to where they belong.
Hello Devash I can’t seem to post up comments, but I would you to
see my comment on your blog post called better late than never. In
light of the words of the great rabbi, here something interesting.
Three things he mentioned, Retribution has come to pass in the
form of wind, rain and ocean surges - HaShem’s trusted messengers.
Look what it says in Pereq Shira (the song of creation) The wind
says I will Say to the north, relinquish and to the south do not
withhold bring my sons from afar and My daughters form the ends of
the earth (A clear call for aliyah from Hashem). The rains says
You shall spray a rain of generosity, O Lord to strengthen your
Heritage when it falters. The sea Say “More than the voices of
many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea Hashem is
mighty on high. (The Sea witch flooded homes is praising Hashem,
which make sense because of the Hilul Hashem by remaining in the
exile.) Please comment on this if you can. thanks Alex
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the
Vatican Council for Culture, commenting on the war between Israel
and Hamas, delivered a severe attack on the Jewish people: “I think
of the ‘massacre of the innocents’. Children are dying in Gaza,
their mothers’ shouts is a perennial cry, a universal cry”.The
Catholic Church high official equated Israel’s operation in Gaza
against terror groups with the New Testament story of Herod’s
slaughter of Jewish babies in his effort to kill Jesus.
Ravasi, who is one of the most popular Catholic cardinals and the
director of the Church’s policy on culture, called Israelis
baby-killers in a shameless form of anti-Semitism which subtly
accuses the Jewish State of trying to murder the new Jesus,
symbolized by the Palestinian people.
The Vatican official’s modern blood libel against Israel was
delivered during the presentation of Pope Benedict’s new book
about the life of Jesus. However, Ravasi’s theme – the Jews as
Herod, who killed all the innocent babies because his heart was
set on killing Jesus – was much beloved by Medieval organizers of
The vicar-general of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, William
Shomali, said on Vatican Radio that “what is happening in Gaza now
is a vicious circle of violence”. The auxiliary bishop then
declared that “it’s difficult to know who started it”. How
A few weeks ago, in an interview with the Catholic magazine
Famiglia Cristiana, Shomali claimed that “hatred of Christians” is
the Talmud itself. “The Talmud, the holy book studied by the
ultra-orthodox, more highly venerated than the Bible itself,
invites religious hatred, speaks badly of Jesus, and even worse of
Mary and, in general, of Christians,” the bishop said, adding that
“in Israeli schools, love for the other is not taught, but rather
the destruction of the other”.
Talking to the Vatican News Agency, Michel Sabbah, Patriarch
Emeritus of Jerusalem, said that the Gaza Strip for many years
“has been living under the weight of an absurd embargo, which
makes the daily lives of a million and a half of people inumane”.
Sabbah signed the recent appeal by more than one hundred
Christian leaders who have asked the international community to
support the recognition of the Palestinian State as a full member
of the United Nations. Among the signers is the Greek Orthodox
Archbishop Atallah Hanna, a self professed anti-Semite who blessed
the suicide attacks against Israeli civilians.
As yet, no condemnation has come from the Pope of the barrages of
rockets fired by terror groups on southern Israeli cities before
Operation Pillar of Defense. The Church authorities, and Benedict
XVI himself, raised their voices in condemnation of the violence
that has broken out in the Gaza Strip only after Israel began
bombing the installations of the terrorist movements in that
territory. Not a word was heard before that.
During the Cast Lead operation in 2009, the Vatican officials
called Gaza “a concentration camp”. After the Nazi comparison did
its work, the Jesus-killer motif has now returned to the Catholic
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a
twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book
“A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s
terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared
in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and
Commentary. He is at work on a book about the Vatican and Israel.
The Catholic sex abuse cases are a series of
convictions, trials and investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse crimes
committed by Catholic priests and members of Roman
Catholic orders against children as young as 3 years old
with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14.
These cases included anal sex, and oral penetration, and there have been
criminal prosecutions of the abusers and civil lawsuits against
the church's dioceses and parishes. Many of the cases span
several decades and are brought forward years after the abuse
occurred. Cases have also been brought against members of the Catholic
hierarchy who did not report sex abuse allegations to the
legal authorities. It has been shown they deliberately moved
sexually abusive priests to other parishes where the abuse
This has led to a number of fraud cases where the Church has
been accused of misleading victims by deliberately relocating
priests accused of abuse instead of removing them from their
In the 1950s, Gerald Fitzgerald, the
founder of a religious order that treats Roman Catholic priests
who molest children, concluded "(such) offenders were unlikely
to change and should not be returned to ministry," and this was
discussed with Pope Paul VI (1897 – 1978) and
"in correspondence with several bishops."
In 2001, sex abuse cases were first required to be reported to
The Dallas Morning News did a year-long investigation, after the
2002 revelation that cases of abuse were widespread in the
The results made public in 2004 showed that even after the
public outcry, priests were moved out of the countries where
they had been accused and were still in "settings that bring
them into contact with children, despite church claims to the
Among the investigation's findings is that nearly half of 200
cases "involved clergy who tried to elude law enforcement."
In July 2010, the Vatican doubled the length of time after the
18th birthday of the victim that clergymen can be tried in a
church court and streamlined the processes for removing
The cases received significant media and public attention in Canada, Ireland,
United States, and throughout
In response to the attention, members of the church hierarchy
have argued that media coverage has been excessive and
According to a Pew Research Center study,
media coverage mostly emanated from the United States in 2002,
when a Boston Globe series began a critical mass of news
reports; by contrast, in 2010 much of the reporting focused on
child abuse in Europe.
From 2001-2010 the Holy See, the central governing body of
the Catholic Church, has "considered sex abuse allegations
concerning about 3,000 priests dating back up to 50 years"
according to the Vatican's Promoter of Justice.
Cases worldwide reflect patterns of long-term abuse and covering
1] Church officials and academics knowledgeable about the
World Roman Catholic Church, say that sexual abuse by
clergy is generally not discussed, and thus is difficult to
In the Philippines
where as of 2002 at least 85% of the population is Catholic, the
revelations of child sexual abuse by priests followed the United
States' reporting in 2002.
In the United States, which has been the lead focus of much of
the scandals and subsequent reforms,
BishopAccountability.org, an "online archive established by lay
Catholics," reports that over 3,000 civil lawsuits have been
filed against the church,
some of these cases have resulted in multi-million dollar
settlements with many claimants. In 1998 the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Dallas paid $30.9 million to twelve victims of
one priest ($44.1 million in present-day terms).
From 2003 to 2009 nine other major settlements involving over
375 cases with 1551 claimants/victims, resulted in payments of
over $1.1 billion USD.[note
2] The Associated Press estimated the
settlements of sex abuse cases from 1950 to 2007 totaled more
than $2 billion.
BishopAccountability puts the figure at more than $3 billion in
Addressing "a flood of abuse claims" five dioceses (Tucson,
Arizona; Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Davenport,
Iowa, and San Diego) got bankruptcy protection.
dioceses have declared bankruptcy due to sex abuse cases
Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex
Posted: 11/20/2012 09:36:04 AM MST
Updated: 11/20/2012 04:38:14 PM MST
By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo,
Elmo puppeteer Kevin... ((AP Photo/Victoria Will, File))
NEW YORK—Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame
Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage
boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the
furry red monster into one of the most beloved—and
lucrative—characters on TV and in toy stores.
"Personal matters have diverted attention away from the
important work 'Sesame Street' is doing and I cannot allow it
to go on any longer," the 52-year-old performer said in a
statement. "I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking
forward to resolving these personal matters privately."
His departure came as a 24-year-old college student, Cecil
Singleton, sued Clash for more than $5 million Tuesday,
accusing the actor of engaging in sexual behavior with him
when he was 15. Singleton charged that Clash made a habit of
trolling gay chat lines for underage boys and meeting them for
It was the second such allegation in just over a week. On
Nov. 12, a man in his 20s said he had sex with Clash at age
16. A day later, though, the young man recanted, saying their
relationship was adult and consensual.
Clash was a young puppeteer at "Sesame Street" in the
mid-1980s when he was assigned a little-used puppet now known
as Elmo and turned him into a star, creating his high-pitched
voice and child-like personality. Clash also served as the
show's senior Muppet coordinator and Muppet captain, winning
23 daytime Emmy awards and one prime-time Emmy.
In a statement, Sesame Workshop said that "the controversy
surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction
that none of us want" and that Clash had concluded "he can no
longer be effective in his job."
"This is a sad day for Sesame Street," the company said.
Clash did not address the new allegations. He said previously
that he had an adult and consensual relationship with the
first accuser. The divorced father of a grown daughter, he
acknowledged that he is gay.
At a news conference Tuesday, Singleton said he and Clash met
on a gay chat line when he was 15, and for a two-week period,
they had sexual contact but not intercourse. He said he didn't
know what Clash did for a living until he was 19 and Googled
"I was shocked when I found out what he did for a living,"
said Singleton, a student in criminal psychology who lives in
New York but would not say where he goes to school.
He said he didn't consider speaking up until he heard about
last week's accusation.
"I thought I was a unique circumstance," Singleton said. "I
did not know that it was something he had done habitually."
Singleton's lawyer, Jeff Herman, said he had been contacted
by two other potential victims and expects additional legal
action. Sex with a person under 17 is a felony in New York if
the perpetrator is 21 or older.
Elmo has been a major moneymaker for Sesame Workshop. By one
estimate, Elmo toys, such as the giggling Tickle Me Elmo doll,
account for one-half to two-thirds of the $75 million in
annual sales the Sesame Street toy line generates for Hasbro.
Clash became something of a star himself. In 2006, he
published an autobiography, "My Life as a Furry Red Monster,"
and he was the subject of the 2011 documentary "Being Elmo: A
Episodes with Clash performing as Elmo will presumably
continue well into 2014. Taping of season No. 44 will wrap by
mid-December and will begin airing next September, according
to someone close to the show who spoke on condition of
anonymity because the person was not authorized to publicly
discuss details of its production.
As for who might take over as Elmo, other "Sesame Street"
puppeteers have been trained to serve as Clash's stand-in,
Sesame Workshop said.
"Elmo is bigger than any one person," the company said last
On Tuesday, Hasbro echoed that sentiment with its own
statement: "We are confident that Elmo will remain an integral
part of Sesame Street and that Sesame Street toys will
continue to delight children for years to come."
AP Television Writer David Bauder and AP Retail Writer Mae
Anderson contributed to this report.
The Vatican just called a gathering of church higher-ups to approve
promotion of Pope Paul the Sixth to sainthood. Of course, he had to
something miraculous to earn the title, and
a cockamamie crock was
found to fit the bill. Apparently, before he died a pregnant woman
sought his undivided wisdom in a worldly dilemma. Her fetus was
to be defective and her
baby would be born severely retarded. Her
doctors recommended an abortion and thus she sought papal advice.
the church is opposed to all abortion no matter what the
her to have the child. And miracle of saintly miracles, she had the
baby and today he is a mentally unchallenged teenager.
And for that you get to be Saint Paul? How many mothers got the same
advice, took it, and gave birth to much more unhappy stories? For
whatever reasons I don't comprehend, whether
philosophical or personal, the Vatican's bishops are deeply divided
over uplifting Paul to sainthood.
So who better to provide answers was chief counsel of the Holocaust
Victims Group, suing the Vatican for compensation, Dr. Jonathan
What he told me was a far more disturbing reason for the schism than
being reported. We all know of the Papal-nazi history beginning with
war pope Pius and I had hoped ending with Pope Benedict who enjoyed
Hitler Youth so much, he volunteered for the Wermacht. Being a nazi
no impediment to a papal post. It was practically a qualification.
Then why is the Vatican covering up one little known historical fact
about Pope Paul the 6th. He was in charge of the Vatican ratlines
saved the lives of tens of thousands of middle to
Nazis after the war. After speaking with Dr. Levy by phone, I had
on my radio show. You MUST hear what he reveals. You have only a
to hear us at:
Pope Paul VI Beatification Overshadowed by
Involvement in Nazi Ratline
On October 19, 2014, Paul VI (Monsignor Montini) in a solemn
at the Vatican is to be beatified which is the first step to
sainthoodA miracle, the curing of an
unborn baby’s illness, has been attributed to Paul VI.However,
Holocaust Victims and their families from Eastern Europe who
in a decade’s long legal dispute with the Vatican over looted
from the Second World War, question the saintliness of the man
Vatican Secretary of State supervised the infamous Vatican
funded with Holocaust era loot.
The Vatican Ratline was a post war system of
escape routes for Nazis fleeing Europe at the end of the
Second World War.The
Vatican version was centered at the Croatian Confraternity of
Jerome located in Rome at Via Tomacelli 132 just a block away
Tiber River bridge and next to the sprawling Tomb of Augustus.
so called “Golden Priest” Fr. Krunoslav Draganovic, the
Vistator for Croatian matters, was the chief conductor of
ratline whose beneficiaries included major war criminals
mass murderer Ante Pavelic who escaped to Argentina in 1947
being responsible for the deaths of 500,000 Serbs, Jews, and
Other ratline escapees included the Nazi war criminals Klaus
Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichman.
funds that ran the Vatican ratline were obtained from the
defeated Axis allies like Croatia, Hungary, and Romania and
contained victim loot transformed into Church property
complex scheme involving deposits at the Vatican Bank.Since
1998, the Holocaust victims have been seeking an accounting
Vatican which has so far successfully resisted on grounds of
immunity a long running lawsuit in the United States, a more
Commission inquiry and direct claims lodged with the Vatican
Secretariat for the Economy.
documents obtained by Holocaust Victims’ attorneys link Paul
Vatican Secretary of State, to Draganovic and Pavelic.
Special Agent, William Gowen, who investigated the Vatican
Rome 1946-1947, testified that Draganovic was supervised by
that Draganovic boasted of a clandestine ten truck convoy of
gold and valuables that pulled into St. Peter’s Square in
under the nose of the Allied authorities. The Holocaust
Victim group is
seeking an accounting and restitution of the looted assets
used to fund
Holocaust Victims’ lawyers have now released the transcripts
entire Gowen deposition in hopes of bringing attention to
According to lead counsel, Dr. Jonathan Levy: “The real
miracle is how
the Vatican made countless millions in victim loot and major
criminals disappear with apparent impunity.The
Vatican must open its archives once for all.”
Gowen who as a young Army CIC Special Agent fluent in
infiltrated the ratline and almost captured Pavelic at San
1947, endured four days of cross examination by Vatican
2005 and 2006 and never wavered from his position.The deposition in its entirety is now available.
William E W Gowen, Deposition
December 12, 2005 Volume I Alperin v. Vatican Bank
While I had attorney Jonathan
Levy on the phone, I
sought his advice for Eric Phelps who had just been legally
for having the audacity to put a decade plus old
article of mine on his website. I read the threat to him, part of
Dr. Gabriel Lansky, Vienna, Austria;
We hereby inform you that we represent the legal interests of Dr.
Grigory Luchansky. Your article available on http://vaticanassassinsarchive.com/israel_future.htm
false allegations against our client ie he "appears on a CIA
list of members of the Russian mafia."
...Your assertions, from a
legal point of view, can be qualified as serious damage to
and simultaneous defamation of character...
should you not
immediately remove the content at issue (you) provide us with many
possibilities to initiate criminal, civil and well as
proceedings against you...The Media Act provides for the legally
enforceable right of reply, with which media owners can be ordered
the court to retract untrue
statements and pay a fine to those affected.
Levy reacted quickly. "There is no Media Act in America, but Austria
has one. In America writers and publishers are protected on two
The first is Sullivan vs The New York Times
which, in 1964, ruled
that all media are immune from liability claims unless proven to be
intentionally reckless. This ruling backs the First Amendment which
protects free speech. If after over ten years Luchansky is attacking
Eric's site, something you don't know about is going on. By using
thuggish deceit to scare him, he's doing Eric a big favor. And you
I know your work and would assume
you were responsibly reporting."
I assured Levy that every fact, quote and
reference was accurate. And the writing would hold up in court.
"Good. I'd love to see Luchansky waste his time proving your article
negligent in an American court. Whatever his real motives are, I
think that would benefit them."
Here's the relevant section of my suddenly
rediscovered article: NATAN OF THE MAFIA
Appeal To The Attorney General, Babel et al:
the courtroom Sharansky categorically denied receiving $100,000
Grigory Luchansky, while the latter confirmed under oath to giving
Sharansky the money and gave the bank account number Sharansky
the money be transferred to.
Affidavit of Grigori Luchansky, Presented To Jerusalem District
have met Israeli Minister Natan Sharansky about five times in
and abroad. Mr. Sharansky asked me for a contribution and I agreed
contribute the sum to an association whose account was in Bank
Haaretz, Akiva Eldar, 14/3/02
added that Luchansky complained to him that, "Sharansky promised
help get him a passport, got money, but did nothing. Later in
asked Sharansky why he didn't help Luchansky. Sharansky said he
help him since Luchansky appears in first place on a CIA list of
members of the Russian mafia."
Either Luchansky signed a false affidavit or Sharansky committed
car was discovered after he went to Grigori Lerner's office where
met with Sofa Landver, formerly a Labor Party member of the
Lerner was convicted on three attempts to bribe elected
arrest in 1997 dragged a parade of politicians to the National
Serious And International Crime Investigations including Natan
Sharansky, who received a $100,000 contribution from Lerner, and
MK Shimon Peres, who had promoted the career of Sofa Landver from
his Russian teacher to being a Knesset member...
From, How The Russian Mob Has Invaded America, Robert I.
Friedman, Liberty Books
politician already ensnared in the web of organized crime is
Russian-born Natan Sharansky...Sharansky has publicly admitted
party has accepted contributions from NORDEX president Grigori
Luchansky. Officials from the US Congress, the State Department,
the CIA pleaded with Sharansky to sever his ties to Luchansky.
Winer, "We told him about Luchansky's MO: bribery, influence
and that he was a bridge between governments and organized crime."
Sharansky simply refused.
March, 2004, Sharansky took personal responsibility for securing the
release of Jonathan Pollard, and wangled a law giving him 4.5
shekels a year until Pollard's release. Pollard was not amused. On
March 11.04 Pollard wrote Sharansky:
I am stunned that you
have authored a bill that legislates political lassitude and
corruption. As head of the committee to secure my release, it was
job to know about this law and do exactly that - secure my release
not provide additional funds for your office.
Jerusalem Post 12/5/04 - Zelda Harris
was in Moscow in 1977 when Sharansky was arrested and was partly
responsible for bringing out legal documents to be used in his
for freedom. Now I feel it is time to say it like it is: I do not
believe Sharansky was a sincere human rights activist. He used the
platform to gain stardom at a time when Western eyes were focused
the Soviet Union. Once he got here, his lack of support from olim
had been his former compatriots showed what he really was: a
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differentiate me from the Jew haters spreading the story on the
Internet that because Israel parked an old Boeing 777 in its
territory that it, naturally, was behind the still-to-be-explained
disappearance of an Air Malaysia passenger jet.
A very pro-Israel writer sent me the text of Lenni Brenner's book, Lenni
Brenner 51 Documents Zionist Collaboration with the Nazi, and
I pass it on to you.
I have known about Brenner for years but I chose not to publicize
him, doubting his motivation. In simpler terms, I believed he was
driven by Jewish anti-semitism, a version of the Israel-Behind-Air
The problem is, whatever motivates him, his basic facts are not
wrong. Only his conclusions are, and they lead to deceptive
reasoning. For instance, he cites the murder of Chaim Arlozorov in
1933 at length, as a crime of the righteous opposition to Labor
Zionism, the Herut. Here is my accurate history:
In 1932, there were three branches of Zionism; Labor, Herut and the
Orthodox. In the same year, over 250 organizations represented the
Jews of Germany. That same year, Labor presented a deal to the Nazis
that by 1934, would see the Herut and Orthodox removed from the
Zionist shadow government of Israel, and reduce the number of
organizations representing German Jews to one: Labor Zionism.
The deal became The Transfer Agreement. The Labor Zionists promised
the Nazis to end worldwide sanctions and boycotts against their
regime, in return for making life impossible for German Jews,
forcing them to emigrate to Palestine. Herut got wind of the
atrociously immoral agreement and fought it tooth and nail. To nip
revolt in the bud, the Labor negotiator of the agreement, Chaim
Arlozorov was murdered in Tel Aviv, and Herut was blamed for long
enough to provide an excuse to remove them from power.
This misconception led to the very misguided deduction that all Jews
were working with their soon-to-be murderers. Allow me to elaborate:
Those who have read Perfidy by Ben Hecht know that Kastner was the
Jewish Agency employee sent to Hungary to "save" Jews. Working hand
in hand with Adolph Eichmann, Kastner saved 3,000 friends and family
and aided the Nazis in the extermination of the other 400,000.
As Eichman proudly acknowleged:
In 1955, hiding in Argentina, Eichmann discussed Palestine and
Kasztner on tape. After his capture in 1960, Life magazine published
excerpts. On the kibbutz in 1937, he;
"did see enough to be very impressed by the way the Jewish
colonists were building up their land. I admired their desperate
will to live, the more so since I was myself an idealist. In the
years that followed I often said to Jews with whom I had dealings
that, had I been a Jew, I would have been a fanatical Zionist. I
could not imagine being anything else. In fact, I would have been
the most ardent Zionist imaginable."("Eichmann Tells His Own Damning Story," Life [28 November
1960], p. 22)
He described Kasztner as;
"a fanatical Zionist. He agreed to help keep the Jews from
resisting deportation -- and even keep order in the collection
camps -- if I would close my eyes and let a few hundred or a few
thousand young Jews emigrate illegally to Palestine. It was a good
bargain. For keeping order in the camps, the price of 15,000 or
20,000 Jews -- in the end there may have been more -- was not too
high for me. And because Kastner rendered us a great service by
helping keep the deportation camps peaceful, I would let his
groups escape."("I Transported Them to the Butcher," Life [5 Dec. 1960],
And within that observation is the reason Adolph Eichman, locked in
a sound-proof box, was the only Nazi ever convicted by an Israel
Yes, the peace-loving Labor Zionists who brought Israel the suicidal
Oslo Accord with the PLO in 1994, were up to same tricks that
murdered the "useless" religious and right-wing Jews in the '40s. I
am not alone is this reaching this sad conclusion. There exists a
school of proud Jews that won't let this determination disappear
from our history, and as unlikely as it seems, are fighting to save
us from the next massacre.
Read my book, Shabtai
Tzvi, Labor Zionism And The Holocaust, or Rabbi Marvin
Antelman's, To Eliminate The Opiate, add the newest contribution to
the disaster reportage in David Livingstone's, Black Terror White
Soldiers, and never forget the classic tragedy as movingly told in
Perfidy by Ben Hecht, for more awful details.
In the meantime, here is the Brenner misreading that all Zionists
conspired with the Nazis to utterly and cruelly destruct those Jews
who disagreed with their dastardly scheme, including most of my
family. I will never forgive Labor Zionism. Ever.
Below is Lenni Brenner. Learn from the raw facts and not from the
Brenner 51 Documents Zionist Collaboration with the Nazi
"Agreement for Transferring Property from Germany to Palestine:
Details of the Three Million Mark Agreement", The Zionist Record,
South Africa, September 20, 1933
The World Zionist Organization's collaborationist policy came to
full frail in its Ha Avara or Transfer agreement with the Nazis. The
conditions of the pact changed over the "30s, always in favor of the
Berlin, August 31stThe Ministry of Economic Affairs has today
published the full text of the decree providing for the transfer of
Jewish property from Germany to Palestine. The decree, which is
numbered 54, and is dared August 28th, states that an agreement was
concluded "with the Jewish bodies concerned," for "promoting Jewish
emigration to Palestine by releasing the necessary sums without
putting excessive strain upon the foreign currency funds of the
Reichsbank, and at the same time for increasing German exports to
The Reichsbank is for this purpose opening two special accounts for
the Bank of Temple Society, it states, in favor of the
Special account No. 1, which is limited to three million marks, may
be used for paying in investment sums of more than fifteen thousand
marks for buying German goods, and the amount paid in will be
credited to the emigrants in Palestine pounds by the Anglo-Pales
Special account No. 2 is designed for payments by German Jews who
wish to invest in Palestine now, but are not intending to emigrace
there until later. Anyone is allowed to pay in up to fifty thousand
marks, also for the purpose of buying German goods, the amount being
payable in Palestine.
It is explicitly emphasized that these accounts cannot be used for
other purposes than for investment in Palestine. A special Trustee
Corporation has been founded for advising prospective emigrants.
Text of The Agreement
Berlin, September 1st - The full text of the decree issued by the
federal Minister of Economic Affairs setting outthe terms of the
agreement said to have been concluded "with interested Jewish
quarters" to make possible the Transfer abroad of property belonging
to German Jews, mainly to Palestine, is published here by the
Boersen Courier and reads as follows:
(1) Transfer of property to Palestine. (a) Transfer of amounts
exceeding 15,000 marks necessary for establishing a means of
In order to promote the emigration of German Jews to Palestine by
allocating the requisite sums, without unduly straining the exchange
reserves of the Reichsbank, and at the same time to increase German
exports to Palestine, an arrangement has been concluded with the
participating Jewish bodies on the following lines:
Emigrants who have obtained the sanctions of the Emigration Advisory
Office that they require sums in excess of the minimum amount of
£1,000 necessary for the admission to Palestine to enable them to
establish themselves in Palestine may within the limits of this
sanction obtain permits to pay an amount in excess of this sum of
15,000 marks into a Special Account No. I to be opened by the
Reichshaupthank in the Bank of Temple Society, Ltd., in favor of the
Jewish Trust Corporation to he established in Palestine (andpending
the establishment of this Trust Corporation, in favor of the
This Special Account No. 1 for which, together with a second Special
Account No. 2 a total amount of three million marks is envisaged,
will be administered by the Temple Bank as a trust account for the
Jewish Trust Corporation referred to. The account will be used for
the purpose of paying for exports of German goods to Palestine.
"The New Jewish Statesmanship", Labor Palestine, February 1934
Labor Zionist Moshe Beilinson had previously represented Italian
Zionism in pledging loyalty in the '20s to Mussolini's new Fascist
regime. Now the editor of the daily Davar could soar to new heights,
defending the pact with the head devil...
The meaning of the new policy is: the transfer of the Jews of
Germany to Palestine. It is only for the sake of this that all those
painful renunciations were made; it is only for the sake of this
that the delegates to the Eighteenth Congress repressed their
"Between the Lines", The Daily Bulletin, March 8, 1935
Many Zionists opposed the ZVfD/WZO collaborationists. Boris Smolar,
chief European correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the
Zionist news service, spoke for them.
Zionist Overtures to Nazism
Die Juedische Rundschau, official organ of the Zionist Organization
in Germany, has more than once been criticized for its overtures to
the Nazi government. It has been pointed out more than once that
this organ, while expressing the views of the Zionists in Germany,
acts in contradiction with the interests of the general Jewish
population in the Reich and with the attitude of world Jewry towards
the Nazi regime.
The overture, which this official organ of the Zionists in Germany
has just made, demanding from the Nazi government economic equality
only, at a time when world Jewry demands the restoration of full
rights for German Jews, will again give ground for anew criticism of
the German Zionist Organization, which is responsible for the views
expressed in the Juedische Rundschau...The Zionist organ in Berlin
has long been criticized for its overtures to the Nazi regime. It
has been suspected that these overtures are made merely in order to
prevent any persecution of Zionism in Germany. Whether this
suspicion is correct or not is actually not of importance. The
important thing is that the Nazi government takes the Zionist
overtures quite seriously, especially since the barter agreements
were concluded between Palestine and Germany...
Tel Aviv, 1936
Gustav Krojanker, an editor at the oldest European Zionist
publisher, emigrated to Palestine in 1932, and continued to advocate
full collaboration with Nazism for the Hitachduth Olei Germania, the
German Immigrant Association.
What is the process achieved through "Haavara"? (Transfer) Jewish
property-houses, factories, shops-takes the form of possessions
which cannot readily be packed up and brought to Palestine. It is
essential to realize them in cash, and in turn to convert the cash
into movables, e.g., merchandise. A Jew owning a house may exchange
its value for the purchase of machinery so as to establish a factory
in Palestine. That is the only method of transferring property and,
as explained above, the sole possibility at a time when transfer of
assets is proceeding on a larger scale.
But the individual cannot always choose this method. The house may
belong to a widow who needs no machinery, or the owner may be unable
to predetermine a safe economic pursuit in Palestine, and so forth.
That is where "Haavara" steps in. It is the intermediary which takes
Jewish funds paid over in Germany and purchases for cash the
merchandise anybody needs in Palestine.
The proceeds are then paid over to the recipients who went to
Palestine and they invest the money in Palestinian enterprise. In
effect, "Haavara" arranges for the conversion of Jewish houses,
factories, and shops in Germany into new Jewish property in
Palestine: not necessarily in the form of houses, factories, and
shops once more, but as Jewish land, Jewish settlements, Jewish
labor...To include oneself within the transfer process, to open new
possibilities, to guide that transfer to Palestine, are political
tasks of first-class magnitude.
It is the political task of Zionism today...Under these
circumstances there would be no sacrifice of honor in securing an
agreement between Germany and Jewish institutions whereby
opportunities would be created for transferring capital and a large-
scale immigration enabling a practicable and speedy liquidation of
the Jewish problem in Germany.
Moreover, Zionism can approach Germany as a claimant, since contrary
to other countries Palestine is proposing a mass migration in which
there are numbers of people without means, and establish a healthy
proportion between capital and human material..Under these
circumstances there would be no sacrifice of honor in securing an
agreement between Germany and Jewish institutions whereby
opportunities would be created for transferring capital and a
large-scale immigration enabling a practicable and speedy
liquidation of the Jewish problem in Germany.
Moreover, Zionism can approach Germany as a claimant, since contrary
to other countries Palestine is proposing a mass migration in which
there are numbers of people without means, and establish a healthy
proportion between capital and human material.... The choice lies
within our grasp: Destruction in Germany, and hard abnegation for
Palestine; that is what they call "honor"-or redemption from Germany
and a flourishing Jewish homeland-the "national treachery" of which
we are being accused...
Call of Youth, January 1936
The Havorah has thus established a credit with the Reichsbank. It
then obtains orders for the German merchandise in Palestine and
arranges to pay for these orders with its Reichsbank credit, thus
obtaining cash in Palestine and satisfying the merchandise clause of
the agreement. The Transfer Agreement prevents the country from
being flooded with German merchandise, since goods come in only as
there is need for them. It is the only method whereby a German Jew
can withdraw more than £1000 of his fortune. Besides, it provides
(through Account I) moneys which are invested in the national funds
There is still another aspect to the question. Because so many
German products enter Palestine the market is flooded. New markets
are needed. So the German consul in Egypt is approached by the
"Havorah" to help sell "Havorah" goods to the Egyptians and is
thereby promised especially low prices. The same is done in other
countries neighboring to Palestine. Palestine thus becomes the
official scab-agent against the boycott in the Near-East.
Palestine Post, January 15, 1936
Berlin. Tuesday-A bold demand that the German Zionist Federation be
given recognition by the Government as the only instrument for the
exclusive control of German Jewish life was made by the Executive of
that body in a proclamation today. All German Jewish organizations,
it was declared, should be dominated by the Zionist spirit...
The Congress Bulletin, January 24, 1936
American Jewish Congress, a leading pro-Zionist organization.
Once a leading Zionist, and President of the Berlin Jewish
Community, Kareski discovered the "compatibility" between Hitlerism
and Zionism and then voluntarily joined the Secret Service of the
Reich. He became the Jew who made Hitlerism his Jewish nationalist
faith. He openly declared-in Goebbels' "Angriff"-the Nuremberg Laws
to be a "blessing to the Jews." Who but Kaieski was to be entrusted
with implementing the Nazi-made cultural autonomy for Jews?
The New Palestine, September 17, 1937
It should be known that during the last four and a half years, not
even one Jew was seen or received by any member of the Nazi
Government to consider a political question. We dealt only with the
officials of the ministries and the police, with the Gestapo, the
Jewish department of Goebbel's ministry or with the ministry for
economic affairs (on the problems of transfer)...
It was very difficult for the Zionists to operate. It was morally
disturbing to seem to be considered as the favored children of the
Nazi Government, particularly when it dissolved the anti-Zionist
youth groups, and seemed in other ways to prefer the Zionists. The
Nazis asked for a "more Zionist behavior."
Prinz (1902-1988)head of the AmericanJewish Congress, definitely
thought that Zionism could and should come to an accommodation with
Oh, we thought, in our discussions with intellectuals in the SS
movement, that the time would come when they would say, "Yes, you
live in Germany, you are Jewish people, you are different from us,
but we will not kill you, we will permit you to live your own
cultural life, and develop your own national capacities and
dreams." We thought, at the beginning of the Hitler regime that
such a very frank discussion was possible. We found among the SS
intellectuals, some people were ready for such a talk.
David Yisraeli, The Palestinian Problem in German Politics
1889-1945 (Hebrew), Bar-Ilan University, Appendix (German):
The Zionists were always more eager to extend their relationship
than the Nazis. It was therefore the Haganah, the military arm of
the Jewish Agency (de facto the Labor Zionist militia), that
obtained permission to negotiate directly with the SS. A Haganah
agent, Feivel Polkes arrived in Berlin on February 26, 1937 and was
assigned Adolf Eichrnann as his negotiating partner. Their
conversations were recorded in a report by Eichmann's superior,
Franz-Albert Six, found in files captured by the Americans after
World War 11.
In 1983, I met Yoav Gelber, a scholar at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem
Holocaust center. I asked what he knew of Polkes: "The Haganah
archives refuses to let me see his file."
On October 3, I went there and asked custodian Chaim Zamir to see
the file: "There is no file." "But Yoav Gelber says that you would
not let him see the file." "There is no file because it would be too
The above-mentioned Jew, Feivel Polkes, who is active as a central
figure in the Jewish intelligence service, Haganah, was known here
while visiting Berlin between February 26 and March 2, 1937, as
referred by DNB correspondent Dr. Reichart. In connection with the
contact made with him at that time, it was found that Polkes is well
acquainted with all important matters occurring in the Jewish world.
A plan, in coordination with Gestapo (II/B 94), was formulated to
enlist Polkes as a steady source of information for the Security
He stated that he is ready to serve Germany and supply information
as long as this does not oppose his political goal. Among other
things, he is ready to stand by the interests of German foreign
policy in the Middle East. He will try to find the German Reich the
oil sources without affecting British spheres of influence, all on
the condition that Germany will assist Jewish immigration to
Palestine, and on condition that Germany also ease the monetary
regulations for these Jewish emigrants. In connection with other
queries, he let it be know that he knew the men and the background
of the Gustloff murder...
For the work of contacting him, we especially suggest SS Group
Leader Eichmann of Department 11/112, who was in charge of the
previous discussion with Polkes in Berlin, and was invited by the
latter to visit the Jewish colonies in Palestine as his
guest...Polkes can be given the following assurances.
Pressure can be put on the Reich Representation of the Jews in
Germany in such a way that those Jews emigrating from Germany
will go exclusively to Palestine and nowhere else. Such a
measure lies entirely in the German interest and is already
prepared thru measures of the Gestapo. At the same time, Polkes'
plans to create a Jewish majority in Palestine would be aided
through this measure.
Those Jews arrested under suspicion of working for the Haganah
would be freed.
Additionally, money could be made available to Polkes for his
After talking with Assessor Wilmanns of the Reich Economic Ministry,
who is an expert on Palestine Transfer affairs, 1,000 Reichmarks for
3/4th of a year would be available thru the Transfer service, so
that the Gestapo Security Service would not have any further
The Holocaust, John Mendelsohn (Ed.)
On October 2, 1937, the liner Romania arrived in Haifa with two
"journalists," aboard, Herbert Hagen and his junior colleague,
Eichmann. They met Feivel Polkes, who showed them Haifa from Mount
Carmel and took them to visit a kibbutz.
Jewish Frontier, March 1942
Labor Zionist Greenberg details the development of Zionist
The fashion for Zionist speakers (including the writer) is to
declare from the platform that "to be a good Zionist one must first
be somewhat of an anti-Semite." One can sense this attitude in some
of Pinsker's writings: there is a great deal of it in Syrkin and in
Borochow, the two main theoreticians of the Labor Zionist movement;
A. D. Gordon, the author of the idea of the Religion of Labor (Dat
Ha-Avoda) wrote, in a spirit of extreme contrition, about the
national sins of the Jews which must be atoned for by manual labor;
I. H.Brenner, the nearest to Dostoyevsky in Hebrew literature,
indulged in a masochistic self-flagellation. To this day Labor
Zionist circles are under the influence of the idea that the Return
to Zion involves a process of purification from our economic
Whosoever does not engage in so-called "productive" manual labor, is
believed to be a sinner against Israel and against mankind.
Der Angriff (The Attack), Berlin, September 27, 1934 - LEOPOLD
A Zionist convinced the Baron, to write a pro-Zionist piece for the
Nazi press. He visited Palestine as the six months guest of the WZO
and wrote a 12-part series for Der Angriff, the Nazis' chief party
organ. To commemorate his expedition, Propaganda Minister Goebbels
had a medal struck: on one side the swastika, on the other the
Jewish Chronicle, London, January 3, 1936
Georg Kareski joined the German Revisionists after Hitler came to
power, seeing them as the potential equivalent of the successful
Nazis. Indeed the Nazis allowed only the "State Zionists" the right
to wear uniforms, indoors.
The American Hebrew , February 21, 1936
The ZVfD bitterly fought the Revisionists for the Nazis' patronage.
The Nazi Commissioner for Jewish Cultural Affairs, Herr Hinkel, has
given an important interview to the official Nazi newspaper, Rote
Erde. Herr Hinkel began by enumerating the many "favors" which the
Nazi regime has done for the Jews by establishing the special Jewish
"Kulturbund" to look after their cultural interest. He then
explained that owing to the shortage of special Jewish dramas, the
Kulturbund was obliged to produce also non- Jewish dramas. It was
unfortunate that this was necessary, but the Nazis were "generous"
and did not make unnecessary difficulties for the Jews.
The most important part of the interview, however, dealt not with
the Kulturbund, but with Zionism. Towards the end of the interview,
Herr Hinkel said: "I have consciously allowed the Zionist movement
to exert the strongest influence upon the cultural and spiritual
activities of the Kulturbund because the Zionists as the 'Racial
Jews' have at least given us formal guarantees of cooperation in
Anonymous - The Plan is now Live
Our World: Lessons from the embassy takeover
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Until last weekend, both the Israeli Left and the US foreign
policy establishment believed the situation in Egypt was not
significantly worse than it had been under deposed president Hosni
We are able to consider the lessons of the weekend’s mob assault
on the Israeli embassy in Cairo because the six Israeli security
officers who were on the brink of being slaughtered were rescued
at the last moment and spirited out of the country. If the
Egyptian commandos hadn’t arrived on the scene at the last moment,
the situation would have been too explosive for a sober-minded
assessment of the rapidly deteriorating situation with our
neighbor to the south.
Any assessment of the weekend’s events must begin by recounting a
few key aspects of the assault. First, this was the second mob
attack on the embassy in so many weeks. During the first assault,
an Egyptian rioter scaled the 20-story building where the embassy
is housed, tore down the Israeli flag, and threw it to the
frenzied mob below which swiftly burned it. Rather than being
arrested for the crime of assaulting a foreign embassy, the rioter
was embraced as a hero by Egypt’s military regime. The governor of
Giza awarded him an apartment and a job.
Second, for six hours after the assault on the embassy began on
Friday evening, Israel’s leaders tried desperately to contact the
leaders of the Egyptian military junta to request their
intercession on behalf of the trapped security officers.
Field Marshal Muhammad Tantawi refused to speak with either Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Third, Egyptians authorities refused to intervene to save the
lives of the Israeli security officers until after the Americans
intervened directly on their behalf.
That is, Israel’s entreaties, and Egypt’s international legal
obligations were insufficient to move the Egyptian authorities to
act to save the embassy personnel from the mob. Only the apparent
threat of direct US action against Egypt convinced them to act.
The behavior of the Egyptian mob and military junta alike served
as a wake-up call for two key constituencies.
Until last weekend, both the Israeli Left and the US foreign
policy establishment believed the situation in Egypt was not
significantly worse than it had been under deposed president Hosni
Most Israelis awoke to the fact that Israel’s border with Egypt
is no longer a peaceful one three weeks ago. After the
Egyptian-Palestinian terror cell infiltrated Israel from Sinai on
August 18 and massacred eight Israelis on the highway to Eilat,
most Israelis recognized that relations with Egypt had been
But until the weekend, Israel’s Left insisted there was a
distinction between the lawless Sinai and the more orderly
situation in Cairo. They argued that all that was needed to calm
the situation in Sinai was for the military junta to assert its
authority in Sinai as it does in the rest of Egypt. Hence, the
Left argued that it is in Israel’s interest to amend the peace
treaty and allow the Egyptian military to remilitarize the Sinai.
Since the weekend, these claims have been notably absent from the
discourse. After the Egyptian military allowed the mob to take
over the embassy, residual leftist faith in the junta’s moderation
and commitment to the peace with Israel is swiftly evaporating.
As for the Americans, unlike Israel, American foreign policy
hands from across the conservative- liberal divide supported the
mob in Tahrir Square that called for Mubarak’s overthrow. The
Americans hailed Mubarak’s demise as a triumph of liberal
democratic forces in the Arab world. But in the aftermath of the
weekend’s assault on the embassy, voices from across the political
spectrum in the US are calling for a reassessment of US relations
For his part, Obama’s willingness to intervene on behalf of the
besieged security guards at the embassy was probably not divorced
from his assessment of the political fallout likely to ensue from
the slaughter of Israeli embassy guards by the Egyptian mob.
In such an event, the American public would immediately equate
Obama’s support for the “democratic, revolutionary” mob against
longstanding US ally Mubarak with his predecessor Jimmy Carter’s
support for the “democratic, revolutionary” Iranian mob against
the US-allied Shah of Iran in 1979.
The fact that Obama recognizes the political significance of the
developments in Egypt signals that he too may be willing to
consider adopting a different policy towards Egypt in the months
All of this is important.
In the absence of a reassessment of the situation in Egypt by the
Israeli Left and the American policy establishment alike, the
chance of anyone adopting rational policies towards the strongest
Arab state would remain small.
Any rational policy must be based on an accurate assessment of
the dynamics of the post- Mubarak political situation.
Specifically, is the junta part of the mob or is it simply unable
or unwilling to manage it? Apparently it is a bit of both.
Like its treatment of the rioter who tore the Israeli flag from
the embassy building two weeks ago, the regime’s arrest in June of
Ilan Grapel, the dual Israeli-American citizen, on trumped-up
espionage charges is an example of the junta acting as part of the
On the other hand, the regime’s decision to try Mubarak and his
sons in contravention of Tantawi’s solemn pledge to Mubarak is an
indication that Tantawi and his generals are led by the mob.
As for Grapel – and to a lesser degree Mubarak – the US’s
ultimate success in forcing the junta to rescue the Israelis
trapped at the embassy demonstrates that the US still has
significant leverage against Egypt. When it is sufficiently
adamant, Washington can force the junta change its behavior.
It is not clear how much this leverage is dependent on continued
US financial and military assistance to Egypt. Obviously, an
assessment of its significance should guide any US consideration
of reducing or cutting off that aid.
As for Israel, the mob’s ability to determine the course of
events in Egypt and the junta’s refusal to stand up to the mob on
Israel’s behalf is a strong indication that the peace treaty is
doomed. After the junta stood back and allowed the mob to storm
the embassy, it is impossible to believe the junta will defy the
mob’s demand to abrogate the treaty.
The fact that the treaty is doomed doesn’t mean that Israel will
immediately find itself at war with Egypt – although the prospect
can no longer be ruled out. The US’s continued leverage against
the regime – like NATO’s leverage against Turkey – may very well
convince the Egyptians to maintain a ceasefire with Israel.
On the other hand, US leverage may end after November’s
elections. The Muslim Brotherhood and its allies are expected to
win a parliamentary majority and the presidency.
Given the explosiveness of the situation, it is imperative that
the US not repeat its rush to action from January where without
considering the consequences of its actions, Washington hurriedly
sided with the Tahrir Square mob against Mubarak. The US shouldn’t
support elections or oppose them. It shouldn’t cut off aid or
increase it. It shouldn’t condemn the junta or embrace it.
The Americans should simply monitor the situation and prepare for
As for Israel, it must prepare for the possibility of war. It
must increase the size of the IDF by adding a division to the
Southern Command. It must train for desert warfare. It must expand
Thankfully, all Israeli personnel were safely evacuated from
Cairo. But this happy circumstance must not blind anyone to the
dangers mounting in Egypt.
A story of an Island and a Whale
by Rabbi YY Jacobson
Art: Jacek Yerka
Two old Jewish men are standing in front of the Czar's firing
The officer asks them if they would like a final cigarette.
One of them says, "No, I don't smoke, and you can drop dead."
The other whispers in his ear, "Shhh, Yankle, don't make
The Whale The latest developments in Egypt have
become a source of concern in Israel. The Jewish State is in doubt
whether the new emerging powers in Egypt will honor the cold peace
treaty between Egypt and Israel, signed three decades ago. This only
underscores yet once again the vulnerable position of Israel, and
how its very existence is still questioned. A revolution so
inspiring and uplifting in the land of the Pharaohs, but Israel's
right of existence is still not a simple matter.
Let us reflect a bit on this.
One of the great Talmudic sages related the following episode:
Once, while on a ship, we came to what we assumed was a large
island, since we saw on it sand and growing grass. We disembarked
the ship, went on to the island, built a fire, and cooked our meal.
Yet what we assumed to be an island was really a fish. When the fish
felt the heat, he rolled over and we were plunged into the water.
Had the ship not been nearby, we would have drowned. -- Talmud Bava
What is the meaning behind this absurd Talmudic tale, related by one
of its great sages, Rabba the son of Bar Chana?
According to some of the great Talmudic commentators, this tale
captures, in intriguing metaphor, one of the most essential truths
about Jewish history, particularly one relating to the holiday of
Purim, which will be celebrated in a few weeks. The Journey From the moment they stood at Mt. Sinai
more than three millennia ago, the Jewish people have been traveling
on a lone and long journey. Their destination is a world healed,
redeemed and reunified with its Creator; a society cleansed from
ego-centricity, hatred and bloodshed; a universe permeated with
moral and spiritual awareness, filled with "the knowledge of the
Divine as the waters cover the sea" (in the words of the prophet
Isaiah chapter 11). The Torah and its Mitzvos serve as their
blueprint for this courageous voyage in a vast and seemingly endless
Yet the waters have often become increasingly tumultuous and the
voyage discouraging, if not apparently futile. So when in the midst
of their journey they observed what seemed to be an island of
serenity, an oasis of tranquility, a respite from a miserable fate,
many of them abandoned the "ship" of Jewish consciousness and
commitment for the perceived blessings of freedom and happiness.
The era in which the Purim story occurred was a classical example of
this pattern. The king was married to a Jewish woman; large segments
of Jewish society assimilated into Persian culture; the Jewish
establishment played a pivotal role in the economical and political
structures of the Persian Empire. The community had been invited to
the royal feast and given status as equal citizens. In reciprocity,
the Jews learned how to "behave;" how to become integrated and law
abiding citizens. They did not demand kosher food or kosher wine at
the feast, nor did they create any other waves that would disturb
the equilibrium and make them stand out as Jews.
Seventy years after being expelled from their ancient homeland,
their Temple being burnt to the ground, many of them had abandoned
the old ship, secure in their belief that they have reached an
island of serenity; they finally "made it." Identity Crisis Throughout history, the struggle of
Jewish identity and our relationships with the world around us has
become so challenging, that it often caused us to redefine ourselves
from within. Jean-Paul Sartre claimed in his Sur le Question Juif
that the only thing Jews had in common was that they were the
victims of hate. It is not Jews who create anti-Semitism, he said,
but anti-Semitism that creates Jews. Arthur Koestler wrote:
"Self-hatred is the Jews patriotism." Franz Kafka said: "What do I
have in common with the Jews? I don't even have anything in common
Time and time again we have been lured into the faith that if we
abandon the "ship" of Judaism-of Torah and Mitzvos-we would gain
acceptance among the brotherhood of mankind. "Be a man in the street
and a Jew at home," was the 19th century slogan by the Enlightened
Jews in Western Europe. If only Jews weren't so Jewish we would have
less anti-Semitism, so went the theory.
The past three centuries have produced a dazzling variety of
movements, ideals and solutions to the age-old "Jewish problem,"
offering islands of hope for a people tormented by persecution and
targeted for abuse. The Enlightenment (Haskalah) came to "civilize"
us and allow us free entry into European society; the Marxists and
Socialists promised to create a utopia for us and all of mankind;
Zionism's goal was to grant us a State, a national identity, and
thus cure anti-Semitism once and for all; Reform came to make us
acceptable to the non-Jewish society and to inculcate us with
humanistic values; secularism came to free us from the burdens of
tradition which have supposedly hindered our progress and happiness.
All of these attempts have been brilliantly captured in that ancient
Talmudic tale: Once, while on a ship, we came to what we assumed was
a large island, since we saw on it sand and growing grass. We
disembarked the ship, went on to the island, built a fire, and
cooked our meal. Disillusionment Yet, ironically, the end of the
Talmudic tale also came to be:
What we assumed to be an island was really a fish. When the fish
felt the heat, he rolled over and we were plunged into the water.
Had the ship not been nearby, we would have drowned.
Each time we came to feel comfortable on the island, and we began at
last to live out our latent dreams, the "fish" turned over and threw
us back into the raging waters. In the days of Purim, when the Jews
felt that they had successfully integrated into mainstream culture,
under the very nose of a Jewish queen-the king was persuaded to
issue forth a plan of genocide for the Jewish people.
Assimilation never cured prejudice. Not in the days of Purim, nor at
any time in the future. It didn't even in 15th century Spain, where
Jews converted to Christianity and yet still suffered from
persecution under the vicious doctrine of limpieza de sangre
("purity of blood"), the forerunner of modern racial anti-Semitism.
It didn't in 20th century Germany where Jews were often "more
German" than the Germans. It didn't in the Modern State of Israel
constructed as a secular democracy.
The historical truth remains that none of the above movements
achieved their stated goals. The Holocaust made mockery of Jewish
integration in the general humanistic world; Zionism created the
State of Israel, which we cherish deeply, but only exacerbated the
problems of anti-Semitism and still struggles to provide security
for its citizens. Israel still needs to fight for its "right" to
exist. Stalin "cured" us of the "paradise" of Marxism and Socialism;
the Enlightenment apparently did not sufficiently civilize us;
secularism has deprived generations of direction and meaning,
leaving our youth thirsty for identity and purpose (1). Our Hope "Had the ship not been nearby, we would
have drowned," is how the Talmudic sage concludes the episode. What
saved us during the time of Purim - and what has guaranteed our
existence throughout our long and difficult history - was not
forfeiting our identity and surrendering our truth; it was our
animated relationship with the living G-d, the creator of heaven and
earth, and our dedication to His Torah and Mitzvos that has allowed
us to survive and thrive, till we reach the culmination of the
voyage, speedily in our days (2).
1) Interestingly, the metaphor employed in the Talmudic tale is the
fish. What the travelers felt was an island was really a fish
waiting to plunge them into the waters. The zodiac sign for the
month of Adar is Pisces, fish (mazal dogim.) As the book of Esther
relates, the Persian Minister Haman chose a day in the month of Adar
(the 13th) to exterminate the Jewish people (Maharsah to Bava Basra
73b). Conversely, what is unique about fish? They must remain
submerged in their natural element of water to survive. So too, the
Jewish people must remain in their habitat of Torah and Mitzvos for
their continued existence (see Talmud Berechos 61a).
2) This essay is based on the commentary of the Maharsah (Rabbi
Shmuel Eliezer Eidels) to Talmud Bava Basra 73b and on other
Palestinian Conflict The Truth About the Peace Process
RFID chips and Privacy
ScienceDaily (Nov. 25,
2008) — A research article published in the current issue of the
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management suggests
that Big Brother could be opening a privacy and security Pandora's
Box if human rights, particularly regarding data protection are not
addressed in the design of new RFID applications.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips can be found tagging
everything from groceries and clothing to the experimental
swipe-free credit cards used to pay for those goods. In library
cards, warehouse inventories, and under-skin pet tags. They are
also used for prisoner and parole tags, in hospital patient
wristbands, and in smart passports.
According to Eleni Kosta and Jos Dumortier of the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, the benefits of RFID technology in
innovation are beyond question. However, the threats posed to
personal privacy should be taken into account at the design phase
of the applications. Their increasingly widespread deployment
means individuals do not necessarily know when, how and what kind
of information about them is being transmitted at any given time
from an RFID in a passport, in their shopping bags, or even when
they visit the library.
RFID tags are powerful devices for use in a wide array of
applications: stock inventory, logistics, security finance,
buildings, and across international borders. However, they provide
a seemingly innocuous medium for the collection and transmission
of personal data, as well as the ability to track the movements of
The European Union has already recognized some of the concerns
being raised. A recent European Commission report, "Communication
on RFID" emphasized that privacy and security should be built into
RFID information systems before their widespread deployment.
European legislation on data protection applies to RFID
technology when it entails the processing of personal data, Kosta
and Dumortier point out. However, it is not always clear whether
or not information stored on or transmitted via an RFID tag is
"In order to achieve a common approach towards RFID technology at
European level, a unified interpretation of what is perceived as
personal data is necessary," the team explains. "When information
about an individual, such as name, age and nationality, is
directly stored in an RFID tag, it is beyond doubt that it
qualifies as personal data."
However, there are many instances when the information seemingly
cannot be directly linked to an individual, but by linking the
RFID tag number to a back-end database can be correlated with a
credit card payment, for instance, and so provide indirect
identification of the individual. "In this case, even if the data
seem anonymous at first sight, the processing falls under the
scope of application of the Data Protection
Directive, as the data can be easily linked to the credit card
data", the team explains. Even vaguer are the cases when the
information on the RFID tag cannot be linked to an actual person,
or at least significant effort is needed for a link to be made.
The team counter the argument that honest citizens have nothing
to fear from RFID. "A surveillance society where RFID tags reveal
personal information and enable the tracking and tracing of the
individuals, shall be contested, as every law-abiding citizen
should be free from any kind of monitoring," they say.
An immigrant family shops at the local Supermarket.
Did you know that your bank, credit card company, insurance
company, brokerage, and other companies you do business with can
legally sell the personal information they collect from you to
telemarketers, direct mailers, retailers, and others? Is it okay
with you if these companies sell your social security number,
credit card spending habits, account balances, or monthly income
information to companies that want to use the information to
target the people who are most likely to purchase their products
The privacy notices you've no doubt been receiving in the mail
from financial institutions you do business with probably ended up
in your trash can, a move that you may come to regret unless you
act quickly. These notices were NOT junk mail. Federal law now
requires companies that collect personal information about you to
give you the option to refuse to allow them to sell your personal
information. But if you don't "opt-out" by responding to the
notices or contacting these companies directly, your personal
information can be sold to anybody willing to pay the price.
In some cases, those willing to pay the price have been criminals
who illegally used the information to run scams where millions of
dollars of bogus charges were charged to credit cards.
Your right to opt-out is limited, due to flaws in the law that do
not protect consumers, but it is still worthwhile to opt-out. It's
also worthwhile to write to your Congressional representatives to
let them know that you expect them to pass legislation that will
better protect the privacy of consumers.
If you're among the millions of Americans that tossed these
privacy notices in the trash, you can still protect your personal
financial information by contacting each of the financial
institutions you do business with and instructing them NOT to
disclose information about you to non-affiliated companies.
Privacy Rights Now offers a sample form letter on their site that
you can use or adapt.
When you open new accounts at financial institutions, or when a
financial institution you do business with changes its privacy
policies, you'll receive privacy notices in the mail. To protect
your privacy, follow the instructions in the notices (you may have
to complete a form or call a toll-free number).
When cataclysmic occurrences happen in the world the Yid must
take careful note and do teshuvah. When they happen back to back
then taking note is insufficient. We need to speedily make changes
in our lives for time is of essence. What transpired in Japan is
just mind boggling. First they experienced a deadly earthquake,
then a massive destructive tsunami, followed by a nuclear disaster
and contaminative fall out, climaxing with volcanic eruptions.
Each one of these catastrophes by itself would have been enough to
send a message to Am Yisrael. How much more so when compounded
like this! If you are not thinking and doing teshuva you must be
living on another planet for there cannot be any other excuse for
one’s procrastination. Let us see if we can help the teshuva
process along with an explanation of these current incredible
There are four elements in creation: fire, wind, water and earth
אש רוח מים עפר . Although these elements take on physical
dimensions, their source is very high with spiritual roots. The
sefarim explain that the gematriah of אש רוח מים עפר is identical
to the four angels מיכאל גבריאל רפאל נוריאל. These four elements
are rooted in the four letters of Hashem’s name. Adam Harishon
when he ate from the Aitz Hadaas lowered the spiritual level and
dimensions of these four elements causing to evolve from each one
the four exiles as explained in detail in the Shem Mishmuel Teruma
These four elementsl might seem for a while a fixed component of
nature. However, our emunah is that they are all being constantly
controlled by Hashem and can be altered at any given moment. When
Hashem makes war He can utilize all of these elements to do His
will and command. This is hinted in the passuk איש מלחמה ה’ the
word איש is gematriah 311 which is the same gematriah as the first
letter of each of the four elements ארמע. What we have witnessed
in the last few days is the fulfillment Hashem eesh milchama.
First an earthquake which corresponds to the element of earth,
then a tsunami which parallels the water element, then a meltdown
whose radiation is carried by the wind and finally a volcanic
eruption which corresponds to fire.. Hashem’s revenge on the
Japanese people, whether because they were allies with the Nazis
in WW2 or because they incarcerated and cruelly treated three
innocent Yiddishe neshamos whose innocence is clear to all except
for their kangaroo court, was all enveloping utilizing all the
elements to demonstrate His decisive omnipotence. No man made
advanced technology could stop or even slow the earthquake,
tsunami, nuclear meltdown and volcano. Everyone stood helpless,
stunned and paralyzed as Hashem with one swift blow used His
elements to demonstrate as He did to Pharaoh in Mitzrayim that in
merely seconds what seems to be one’s reality is no longer. One’s
past present and future literally went down the drain in seconds
right in front of one’s eyes.
If you saw any of the videos of just the tsunami alone, one would
be awestruck as everything appeared so make believe as mere toy
houses, cars and boats being tossed and swirling in a muddy
bathtub and then totally disappearing from sight. Unfortunately
the devastation, every part of it, was real leaving in its path
despair, hopelessness, grief, irreparable damage and loss. The 9.0
magnitude quake also shifted Eastern Japan towards North America
by about 13 feet. Thirteen is gematriah echad referrring to Hashem
who is the one and only. His signature and seal were imprinted on
these cataclysmic events.
Every action must pass through a judgment. Shlomo Hamelech says
in Koheles כי את כל מעשה האלקים יבא במשפט על כל נעלם אם טוב ואם רע
. Even deeds that only Hashem knows the doer’s intentions also
pass before a judgment. If for good then there will be reward. If
for bad then there will be punishment and retribution using the
four elements. This is hinted in the words of the passuk אם רע
which is the acronym of the four elements אש מים רוח עפר . Forget
about the world waking up and learning the lesson that Hashem is
sending them. More is expected from Klal Yisrael who must wake up
and pay close attention to this ongoing ” mussar shiur” of Hashem.
At this point of time we must ascertain that we channel our fears
to the One who is causing them - Hashem. What a tragic and wasted
opportunity to have presently a misplaced fear like this following
article posted: “While Japan continues to deal with the aftermath
of last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, and has yet
to recover from one of the greatest disasters in its history,
Israelis fear a shortage in the ingredients of one of their
favorite dishes: Sushi.”
As we read this Shabbos parshas Zachor, the Torah describes them
as ולא ירא אלקים they did not fear Hashem. They heard of Hashem’s
manipulation of nature in the ten plagues followed by the
splitting of the Red Sea and they remained unaffected. It is
therefore that they received the eternal punishment of total
annihilation. Yisrael because they were ירא אלקים were able to
defeat the לא ירא אלקים. In the aftermath of these disasters
everyone must honestly ask himself to which camp does he fall
Each of the four elements symbolizes a galus,. The horrific
destruction brought on by these four elements symbolizes a
vicarious undergoing of all four destructive exiles. Daily we
witness the kingdoms of the Middle East toppling one after
another. Moshiach is past being on his way. He is here standing at
our doorstep. The only question is are we going to let him in now.
That door of entry is the door of teshuva. Don’t let us wait even
another second. Last week we have seen that it only takes one
second for one’s realities to completely disappear.
Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor's Message for Japan: 'Run Away as
Quickly as Possible'
Natalia Manzurova, one of the few
survivors among those directly involved in the long cleanup of
Chernobyl, was a 35-year-old engineer at a nuclear plant in
Ozersk, Russia, in April 1986 when she and 13 other scientists
were told to report to the wrecked, burning plant in the northern
It was just four days after the world's biggest nuclear disaster
spewed enormous amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and
forced the evacuation of 100,000 people.
Manzurova and her colleagues were among the roughly 800,000
"cleaners" or "liquidators" in charge of the removal and burial of
all the contamination in what's still called the dead zone.
Courtesy of Natalia Manzurova Natalia Manzurova, shown here in
1988 in the "dead zone" of the Pripyat, is one of the relatively
few survivors among those directly involved in the cleanup of
Chernobyl.She spent 4 1/2 years helping clean the abandoned town
of Pripyat, which was less than two miles from the Chernobyl
reactors. The plant workers lived there before they were abruptly
Manzurova, now 59 and an advocate for radiation victims worldwide,
has the "Chernobyl necklace" -- a scar on her throat from the
removal of her thyroid -- and myriad health problems. But unlike
the rest of her team members, who she said have all died from the
results of radiation poisoning, and many other liquidators, she's
AOL News spoke with Manzurova about the nuclear disaster in Japan
with the help of a translator on the telephone Monday from
Vermont. Manzurova, who still lives in Ozersk, was beginning a
tour of the U.S. organized by the Beyond
Nuclear watchdog group.
AOL News: What was your first reaction when you heard
about Fukushima? Manzurova: It felt like déjà vu. I felt so
worried for the people of Japan and the children especially. I
know the experience that awaits them.
But experts say Fukushima is not as bad as Chernobyl.
Every nuclear accident is different, and the impact cannot be
truly measured for years. The government does not always tell the
truth. Many will never return to their homes. Their lives will be
divided into two parts: before and after Fukushima. They'll worry
about their health and their children's health. The government
will probably say there was not that much radiation and that it
didn't harm them. And the government will probably not compensate
them for all that they've lost. What they lost can't be
What message do you have for Japan?
Run away as quickly as possible. Don't wait. Save yourself and
don't rely on the government because the government lies. They
don't want you to know the truth because the nuclear industry is
Courtesy of Natalia Manzurova Natalia Manzurova, now 59, has
suffered a variety of ailments since she worked at Chernobyl, but
she says she is the only member of her team still alive.When
you were called to go to Chernobyl, did you know how bad it was
I had no idea and never knew the true scope until much later. It
was all covered in secrecy. I went there as a professional because
I was told to -- but if I was asked to liquidate such an accident
today, I'd never agree. The sacrifices the Fukushima workers are
making are too high because the nuclear industry was developed in
such a way that the executives don't hold themselves accountable
to the human beings who have to clean up a disaster. It's like
What was your first impression of Chernobyl?
It was like a war zone where a neutron bomb had gone off. I always
felt I was in the middle of a war where the enemy was invisible.
All the houses and buildings were intact with all the furniture,
but there wasn't a single person left. Just deep silence
everywhere. Sometimes I felt I was the only person alive on a
strange planet. There are really no words to describe it.
What did your work as a liquidator entail?
First, we measured radiation levels and got vegetation samples to
see how high the contamination was. Then bulldozers dug holes in
the ground and we buried everything -- houses, animals,
everything. There were some wild animals that were still alive,
and we had to kill them and put them in the holes.
Were any pets left in the houses?
The people had only a few hours to leave, and they weren't allowed
to take their dogs or cats with them. The radiation stays in
animals' fur and they can't be cleaned, so they had to be
abandoned. That's why people were crying when they left. All the
animals left behind in the houses were like dried-out mummies. But
we found one dog that was still alive.
Where did you find the dog and how did he survive?
We moved into a former kindergarten to use as a laboratory and we
found her lying in one of the children's cots there. Her legs were
all burned from the radiation and she was half blind. Her eyes
were all clouded from the radiation. She was slowly dying.
Were you able to rescue her?
No. Right after we moved in, she disappeared. And this is the
amazing part. A month later we found her in the children's ward of
the (abandoned) hospital. She was dead. She was lying in a child's
bed, the same size bed we found her in the kindergarten. Later we
found out that she loved children very much and was always around
How did working in the dead zone begin to affect your
I started to feel as if I had the flu. I would get a high
temperature and start to shiver. What happens during first contact
with radiation is that your good flora is depleted and the bad
flora starts to flourish. I suddenly wanted to sleep all the time
and eat a lot. It was the organism getting all the energy out.
How much radiation were you subjected to?
We were never told. We wore dosimeters which measured radiation
and we submitted them to the bosses, but they never gave us the
But didn't you realize the danger and want to leave?
Yes, I knew the danger. All sorts of things happened. One
colleague stepped into a rainwater pool and the soles of his feet
burned off inside his boots. But I felt it was my duty to stay. I
was like a firefighter. Imagine if your house was burning and the
firemen came and then left because they thought it was too
When did you discover the thyroid tumor?
They found it during a routine medical inspection after I had
worked there several years. It turned out to be benign. I don't
know when it started to develop. I had an operation to remove half
the thyroid gland. The tumor grew back, and last year I had the
other half removed. I live on (thyroid) hormones now.
Why did you go back to Chernobyl after getting a thyroid
Right around the time of my operation, the government passed a law
saying the liquidators had to work for exactly 4 1/2 years to get
our pension and retire. If you left even one day early, you would
not get any benefits.
Really? That seems beyond cruel.
It's why the nuclear industry is dangerous. They want to deny the
dangers. They kept changing the law about what benefits we'd get
because if they admitted how much we were affected, it would look
bad for the industry. Now we hardly get any benefits.
Did your health worsen after you finally finished work at
I was basically disabled at 43. I was having fits similar to
epileptic fits. My blood pressure was sky high. It was hard to
work for more than six months a year. The doctors didn't know what
to do with me. They wanted to put me in a psychiatric ward and
call me crazy. Finally they admitted it was because of the
M. Dershowitz February 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm Among those
being considered to succeed Pope Benedict XVI is a notorious
anti-Semite, Cardinal Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras. His
name has appeared on various media short lists and his photograph
was featured, along with other possible candidates, on the front
page of the Miami Herald. He was also under consideration the last
time around, and his Latin American heritage is considered a plus
this time. He is very charismatic and popular in his home country
and was recently invited to speak to Latino Catholics in the United
States. To put it most simply, Rodriguez Maradiaga is an out and out
Jew-hater. He has said that "the Jews" are to blame for the scandal
surrounding the sexual misconduct of priests toward young
parishioners! The Jews? How did Rodriguez Maradiaga ever come up
with this hair-brained idea? Here is his "logic." He begins by
asserting that the Vatican is anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian (as he
says it should be). It follows, therefore, that "the Jews" had to
get even with the Catholic Church, while at the same time deflecting
attention away from Israeli injustices against the Palestinians. The
Jews managed to do this by arranging for the media—which he says
they control—to give disproportionate attention on the Vatican sex
scandal. Listen to Rodriguez Maradiaga's own words:
"It certainly makes me think that in a moment in which
all the attention of the mass media was focused on the Middle
East, all the many injustices done against the Palestinian people,
the print media and the TV in the United States became obsessed
with sexual scandals that happened 40 years ago, 30 years ago.
Why? I think it's also for these motives: What is the church that
has received Arafat the most times and has most often confirmed
the necessity of the creation of a Palestinian state? What is the
church that does not accept that Jerusalem should be the
indivisible capital of the State of Israel, but that it should be
the capital of the three great monotheistic religions?"
Rodriguez Maradiaga then goes on to compare the Jewish controlled
media with "Hitler," because they are "protagonists of what I do not
hesitate to define as a persecution against The Church." The prime
media culprit in Rodriguez Maradiaga's bizarro world is the Boston
Globe, which has won numerous journalistic awards for its exposure
of the sex scandal and cover up. The Globe is owned by The New York
Times, which is controlled by the Sulzberger family. Hence the
Jewish conspiracy. The problem (among so many) with this cockamamie
theory is that the Jewish community of Boston was very close to, and
admiring of, Cardinal Bernard Law, who presided over the archdiocese
during the scandal. Cardinal Law had built bridges between the
Catholic and Jewish communities of Boston, and when the scandal was
exposed by the very un-Jewish Boston Globe, the Jewish community
remained largely supportive of Law. None of the leading media
critics, lawyers or politicians who railed against the church were
Jewish. Most were Catholic. But that didn't matter to the bigoted
cardinal, who -- along with other classic anti-Semites -- believes
that if there is a problem, "the Jews" must be to blame for it. As
James Carrol, the distinguished columnist for the Boston Globe who
is himself a Catholic, has characterized Rodriguez Maradiaga's
"crackpot" mindset: "when the church has a problem—here is the
oldest move of all—blame the Jews." When asked whether he wanted to
reconsider his attack, Rodriguez Maradiaga replied: "I don't
repent... sometimes it is necessary to shake things up." He later
promised Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League that he wouldn't
repeat his conspiratorial nonsense, but he has refused to publicly
apologize or "repent." The Vatican has rightly called anti-Semitism
a "sin," and yet an unrepentant sinner is on the short list to
become the leader of the Catholic Church. Is it because the other
cardinals are unaware of Rodriguez Maradiaga's anti-Semitism?
Unlikely, because he has made no secret of his bigotry against the
Jews. Or is it because not enough of them care as much as they
should? As a Jew, I have no standing to, or stake in, whether the
new pope is conservative or liberal on Catholic doctrine, but I and
all other people who care about Catholic-Jewish relations do have
standing and a major stake in assuring that an anti-Semite is never
considered for such a high calling. Just as there was a universal
outcry when the former Nazi Kurt Waldheim was elected to the
presidency of Austria, so too should there be a universal outcry if
this cardinal, whose rants could comfortably have been published by
Der Stürmer, were to be elected head of the Catholic Church. If
Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga were to be elected pope, much of the
good work done by recent popes in building bridges between the
Catholic Church and the Jews would be endangered. This should not be
allowed to happen. The campaign against this bigot must begin now
before his candidacy develops more traction.
The Holocaust didn’t occur because of Hitler but because of the
Church. Hitler merely built upon the policies of the Church and
drove them to their logical conclusion. Of course I am familiar with
the idea that but for Christianity, the Holocaust wouldn’t have
happened, but wasn’t fully aware of the debt owed by Hitler to
precedents set by the Church for the details of his policies,
including the final solution. R. Hilberg’s classic The
Destruction of European Jews provides the link. Hiberg begins
his introduction with these words:
The German destruction of the European Jews was a tour de
force; the Jewish collapse under the German assault was a
manifestation of failure. Both of these phenomena were the
final product of an earlier age.
Anti-Jewish policies and anti-Jewish actions did not have
their beginning in 1933. For many centuries, and in many
countries, the Jews have been victims of destructive action.
What was the object of these activities? What were the aims of
those who persisted in anti-Jewish deeds? Throughout Western
history, three consecutive policies have been applied against
Jewry in its dispersion.
The policies referred to included 1) conversion, 2) expulsion and 3)
extermination. The first and second were often accompanied by the
threat of execution; all of which were sanctioned by the Church.
The first anti-Jewish policy started in the fourth century
after Christ in Rome. In the early 300’s, during the reign of
Constantine, the Christian Church gained power in Rome, and
Christianity became the state religion. From this period, the
state carried out Church policy. For the next twelve centuries,
the Catholic Church prescribed the measures that were to be
taken with respect to the Jews. Unlike the pre-Christian Romans,
who claimed no monopoly on religion and faith, the Christian
Church insisted upon acceptance of Christian doctrine.
For an understanding of Christian policy toward Jewry, it is
essential to realize that the Church pursued conversion not so
much for the sake of aggrandizing its power (the Jews have
always been few in number), but because of the conviction that
it was the duty of true believers to save unbelievers from the
doom of eternal hellfire. Zealousness in the pursuit of
conversion was an indication of the depth of faith. The
Christian religion was not one of many religions, like other
religions. It was the true religion, the only religion. Those
who were not in its fold were either ignorant or in error.
The Jews could not accept Christianity. The same might be said of
Islam, though it allowed Jews and Christians, “peoples of the book”,
to be dhimmis and pay a tax, Jizya”, for the privilege. The Church
also imposed a similar tax on Jews.
In the very early stages of the Christian faith, many Jews
regarded Christians as members of a Jewish sect. The first
Christians, after all, still observed the Jewish law. They had
merely added a few non-essential practices, such as baptism, to
their religious life. But this view was changed abruptly when
Christ was elevated to godhood. The Jews have only one G-d. That
G-d is indivisible. He is a jealous G-d and admits of no other
G-ds. He is not Christ, and Christ is not He. Christianity and
Judaism have since been irreconcilable. An acceptance of
Christianity has since signified an abandonment of Judaism.
With patience and persistence, the Church attempted to convert
obstinate Jewry, and for twelve hundred years, the theological
argument was fought without interruption. The Jews were not
convinced. Gradually the Church began to back its words with
force. The Papacy did not permit pressure to be put on
individual Jews; Rome never permitted forceful conversions.
However, the clergy did use pressure on the whole. Step by
step, but with ever widening effect, the Church adopted
“defensive” measures against its passive victims. Christians
were “protected” from the “harmful” consequences of intercourse
with Jews by rigid laws against intermarriage, by prohibitions
of discussions about religious issues, by laws against domicile
in common abodes. The Church “protected” its Christians from the
“harmful” Jewish teachings by burning the Talmud and by barring
Jews from public office.
And yet it is the Jews who are always attacked for their
The clergy was not sure of its success – hence the widespread
practice, in the Middle Ages, of identifying proselytes as
former Jews, hence the inquisition of new Christians suspected
of heresy, hence the issuance in Spain of certificates of
“purity” (limpieza) signifying purely Christian ancestry, and
the specification of half new Christians, quarter new
Christians, one-eighth new Christians, etc.
Hitler’s racial purity laws found their antecedent and precedent in
these laws. And so did his order that Jews identify themselves by
wearing a yellow Star of David. Efforts to convert the Jews were
spectacularly unsucessful, even aided by all the restrictions placed
on the Jews.
Too much had been invested in twelve hundred years of
conversion policy. Too little had been gained. From the
thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the Jews of England,
France, Germany, Spain, Bohemia and Italy were presented with
ultimatums which gave them no choice but one: conversion or
In 1542 Martin Luther rejected the authority of Rome and started the
Lutheran Church. He, too, hated the Jews. He and others who broke
away from Rome became known as Protestants. There followed hundreds
of years of war between Catholics and Protestants. At the end of the
Eighteenth Century, the French Revolution took place, a by-product
of which was the liberation of the French Jews, who thereafter
enjoyed equal rights. The armies of the revolution, headed by
Napoleon, spread the values of “liberte, fraternite and egalite” to
the east, including in Germany and Italy. With the defeat of
Napoleon in 1815, the Bourbons in France kept the liberating
legislation, but the monarchs in Germany and Italy cancelled it.
Nevertheless, Jews embraced the belief, after a taste of liberation,
that full equality was the inevitable corollary of the emerging
secular-political order throughout Europe. In Germany, Reform
Judaism was founded and in Russia and Poland, Jews flocked to the
Communist banner. But many segments of society remained deeply
anti-Semitic, leaving many Jews to conclude that the promise of
“liberte, fraternite and egalite” was a pipe dream even though the
society was now secular. And so was born the the movement for the
Auto-Emancipation of the Jews, which became known as Zionism. Jews
had to reconstitute themselves as a nation in their own land. In
Christian Europe, the Jews had only to convert to be accepted. The
Christians were against the practise of Judaism. In secular Europe,
the Jews themselves were rejected as a race. Thus, conversion was
not open to them. But expulsion or emigration was still available.
Thus millions of Jews the Pale of Settlement beginning in 1880
emigrated well into the nineteen thirties. Hitler searched in vain
for a country to which to expel Germany’s Jews, but no one wanted
them. In 1942 he instituted the final solution,
extermination. R. Hiberg in his masterful study, argues:
if we analyze that singular massive upheaval, we discover that
most of what happened in those 12 years, 1933 to 1945, had
already happened before. The Nazi destruction process did not
come out of a void, it was the culmination of a cyclical trend
beginning in the Fourth Century in Rome.
During the conversion era, the Church said, “you have no right to
live among us as Jews”. Then in the segregation/expulsion process,
“you have no right to live among us” and finally in the
extermination process, “you have no right to live”.
These progressively more drastic goals brought in their wake a
slow and steady growth of anti Jewish action and anti-Jewish
thinking…. The German Nazis then, did not discard the past, they
built upon it. They did not begin a development, they completed
it. In the deep recesses of anti-Jewish history we shall find
many of the administrative and psychological tools with which
the Nazis implemented their destruction process. In the hollows
of the past we shall also discover the roots of the
characteristic Jewish response to an outside attack.
To better understand this statement, Hilberg presents a table of
Canonical Law restricting the Jews beginning in the Fourth Century
opposite which he places similar Nazi measures. Then writes:
No summation of Canonical Law can be as revealing as a
description of the Rome ghetto, maintained by the Papal State
until the occupation of the city by the Royal Italian Army in
1870. A German journalist who visited the city in its closing
days, published such an account:
“To rent any house or business establishment outside the
ghetto boundaries, the Jews needed the permission of Cardinal
Vicar. Acquisition of real estate outside the ghetto was
prohibited. Trade or industrial products or goods were
prohibited. Higher schooling was prohibited.. The professions of
lawyer, druggist, notary, painter and architect were prohibited.
A Jew could be a doctor provided he confined his practice to
Jewish patients. No Jew could hold office. Jews were required to
pay taxes like everyone else and, in addition, the following: 1)
A yearly stipend for the upkeep of the Catholic officials who
supervised the Ghetto Finance Administration and the Jewish
Community Organization, 2) A yearly sum of 5250
lira for Casa Pia for missionary work among Jews, 3) A yearly
sum of 5250 lira to the
Cloister of the Converted for the same purpose. In return the
Papal State expended a yearly sum of 1500 lira for welfare work.
But no state money was paid for education or the care of the
Hiberg also provided a table of Pre-Nazi and Nazi Anti-Jewish
Measures. As can be seen, the destructive process was at work in
Germany long before the Nazis came to power. But all this in no way
is meant to excuse Hitler. After the Holocaust, the manifestations
of anti-Semitism became very subdued. It was not "cool" to express
such feelings in any way. Unfortunately, the haters began expressing
the anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism. These expression are now
commonplace and the hatred of Israel is growing exponentially. As a
result, the movement to exterminate Israel has become very strong.
But we Jews will survive that too
The middle class American worker is in danger of becoming an
endangered species. The politicians are not telling you the
truth, and the mainstream media is certainly not telling you the
truth, but the reality is that there is nothing but bad news on
the horizon for workers in the United States. In the old
days, when the big corporations that dominate our society did
well, that also meant good things for American workers since those
corporations would need more of us to work for them. But
in the emerging one world economic system that our economy is
being merged into, those corporations have other choices now.
For instance, the big corporations can now choose to limit the
number of "expensive" American workers that they employ by
shipping millions of jobs to the other side of the
world. And from their perspective, it makes perfect
sense. They can make much bigger profits by hiring people on
the other side of the planet to work for them for less than a
dollar an hour. If they can get good production out of those
people, then why should they hire Americans for ten to twenty
times as much, plus have to give those Americans health insurance
and other benefits?
Another major factor in the slow, agonizing death of the American
worker is technology. We live during a period when
technology is advancing at a pace that is almost unimaginable at
the same time that it is steadily becoming cheaper and
cheaper. That means that it is going to become easier and
easier for companies to replace workers with robots and
computers. As I have written about previously, it is being projected that
our economy will lose millions of jobs to technology in the coming
years. Yes, some of us will still be needed to help build
the robots and the computers, but not all of us will. And of
course the overall general weakness of the economy is not helping
The American people inherited the greatest economic
machine in the history of the world, and we have wrecked
it. Decades of very foolish decisions have resulted in the
period of steady economic decline that we are experiencing now.
America is simply not the economic powerhouse that it once
was. Back in 2001, the U.S. economy accounted for 31.8
percent of global GDP. By 2011, the U.S. economy only
accounted for 21.6 percent of global GDP. That is a collapse
any way that you want to look at it.
Today, American workers are living in an economy that is
rapidly declining, and their jobs are steadily being
stolen by robots, computers and foreign workers that live in
countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages.
Politicians from both political parties refuse to do anything to
stop the bleeding because they think that the status quo is
working just great.
So don't expect things to get better any time soon.
The following are 10 amazing charts that demonstrate the slow,
agonizing death of the American worker...
As you can see, wages as a percentage of GDP are hovering near an
all-time record low. That means that American workers are
bringing home a smaller share of the economic pie than ever
Average Annual Hours Worked Per Employed Person In The United
We are an economy that is rapidly trading good paying full-time
jobs for low paying part-time jobs. The decline in average
annual hours worked that we have witnessed represents the
equivalent of losing millions of jobs. There has been an
explosion of "the working poor" in the United
States, and this trend is probably only going to accelerate in the
years to come.
As you can see, there are less Americans working in manufacturing
today than there was in 1950 even though the population of the
country has more than doubled since then. The United States
has lost more than 56,000
manufacturing facilities since 2001, and yet our politicians stand
around and do nothing about it.
This is one of my favorite charts. It shows that there has
been absolutely no employment recovery at
all since the end of the last recession. The
percentage of working age Americans that have a job has stayed
under 59 percent for 44 months in a row. How much worse will
things get when the next major economic downturn strikes?
This is how the Obama administration is getting the "unemployment
rate" to magically go down. They are pretending that millions upon
millions of Americans simply do not want to work anymore. As
you will notice, the decline of the labor force participation rate
has accelerated greatly since Barack Obama entered the White
The average amount of time that it takes an unemployed worker to
find a new job has declined slightly, but it is still far above
normal historical levels. It is a crying shame that it takes
the average unemployed worker two-thirds of a year to find a new
job, but this is the new economic reality that we are all living
Since there are not enough jobs for all of us, and since our
wages are not rising as rapidly as the cost of living is, a whole
bunch of us are falling behind on our mortgages. As you can
see, the mortgage delinquency rate has only dropped slightly and
is still way, way above typical levels.
Millions of American families continue to resort to going into
debt in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. After a
slight interruption during the last recession, consumer credit
once again is growing at a frightening pace.
Since there aren't enough jobs for everyone, why aren't more
Americans trying to start their own businesses? Well, the
reality of the matter is that the government has made it
exceedingly difficult to start your own business today.
Taxes, rules, regulations and red tape are choking the life out of
millions of small businesses in the United States. As a
result, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at a record low.
As all of these long-term trends continue, the middle class will continue to
shrink, poverty in America will continue
to explode and government dependence will continue to rise.
Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant
cell, along with three academic teams, which was announced in
and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops,
which it did in 1987. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical
companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses
between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs
that focused the company on biotechnology.
Monsanto was a pioneer in applying the biotechnology industry
business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by Genentech and other biotech drug companies
in the late 1970s in California.
In this business model, companies invest heavily in research and
development, and recoup the expenses through the use and
enforcement of biological patents.
Monsanto's application of this model to agriculture, along with a
growing movement to create a global, uniform system of plant breeders' rights in the
1980s, came into direct conflict with customary practices of
farmers to save, reuse, share and develop plant varieties.
Its seed patenting model has also been criticized as biopiracy and a threat to biodiversity.
Monsanto's role in these changes in agriculture (which include its
litigation and its seed commercialization practices),
its current and former agbiotech products, its lobbying of
government agencies, and its history as a chemical company, have
made Monsanto controversial.
Monsanto chemist John E. Franz invented glyphosate in 1970.
Monsanto is the largest producer of glyphosateherbicides in the United States through
its Roundup product line, which is
used to kill weeds,
especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with
commercial crops. Monsanto's last commercially relevant United
States patent on glyphosate expired in 2000, and glyphosate is now
produced by many companies in the US and around the world. As of
2009, sales of Roundup herbicides represent about 10% of
Monsanto's yearly revenue.
In 2007, glyphosate was the most used herbicide in the US
agricultural sector, with 180 to 185 million pounds (82,000 to
84,000 tonnes) applied, and the 2nd most used in home and garden
market where users applied 5 to 8 million pounds (2,300 to 3,600
tonnes); additionally industry, commerce and government applied 13
to 15 million pounds (5,900 to 6,800 tonnes).
While glyphosate has been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide
and is less toxic than all the herbicides it replaced,
concerns about its effects on humans and the environment persist.
As of 2012, Monsanto's line of seed products includes
agricultural seeds and vegetable seeds.
Many of Monsanto's agricultural seed products are genetically
modified for resistance to herbicides, such as glyphosate.
Monsanto sells glyphosate under the brand, "Roundup" – Monsanto
calls these seeds "Roundup Ready". Monsanto's introduction of this
system (planting glyphosate-resistant seed and then applying
glyphosate once plants emerged) provided farmers with an
opportunity to dramatically increase the yield from a given plot
of land, since this allowed them to plant rows closer together.
Without it, farmers had to plant rows far enough apart to control
post-emergent weeds with mechanical tillage.
Farmers have widely adopted the technology – for example over 90%
of maize (Mon
832), soybean (MON-Ø4Ø32-6), cotton,
beet, and canola
planted in the United States are glyphosate-resistant, as
described in the GM crops article. Monsanto
has also developed a Roundup Ready wheat (MON 71800) but it
ceased development in 2004 due to concerns from wheat exporters
about rejection of GM wheat by foreign markets.
As of 2009, the overall Roundup line of products including the GM
seeds represented about 50% of Monsanto's business.
The patent on the first type of Roundup Ready crop that
Monsanto produced (soybeans) expires in 2014.
Monsanto has broadly licensed the patent to other seed companies
that include the glyphosate resistance trait in their seed
About 150 companies have licensed the technology,
Monsanto also produces seed that has multiple modifications, also
known as "stacked traits" —for instance, cotton that make one or
more Bt proteins and is resistant to glyphosate. One of these,
created in collaboration with Dow, is called SmartStax. In 2011 Monsanto launched the
Genuity brand for its stacked-trait products.
As of 2012, the agricultural seed lineup included Roundup Ready
alfalfa; Roundup Ready canola; cotton with Bt, Roundup Ready, or
both traits; sorghum hybrids; soybeans with various oil profiles,
most with the Roundup Ready trait; Roundup Ready sugarbeet; and a
wide range of wheat products, many of which incorporate the
nontransgenic "clearfield" imazamox-tolerant
trait from BASF.
Two patents have been especially important to Monsanto's GM
soybean business; one expired in 2011 and another reissued patent
expires in 2014.
The expiration of the second patent will mean that glyphosate
resistant soybeans will be "generic", which has generated a great
deal of discussion in the soybean industry.
In 2012 Monsanto was the world's largest supplier of vegetable
seeds by value, selling $800m of seed. 95% of the research and
development for vegetable seed is in conventional breeding and the
company is concentrating on improving the taste of several
According to their website they sell "4,000 distinct seed
varieties representing more than 20 species".
Until it stopped production in 1977, Monsanto was the source of
99% of the polychlorinated biphenyls
(PCBs) used by U.S. industry.
The PCBs were sold under trade names such as Aroclor and
Santotherm; the name Santotherm is still used for non-cholorinated
PCBs are a persistent organic
pollutant, and cause cancer in animals and likely in humans
as well, among other health effects;
PCBs were initially widely welcomed due to the electrical
industry's need for durable, safer (than flammable mineral oil) cooling and insulating
fluid for industrial transformers and capacitors. PCBs were also
commonly used as stabilizing additives in the manufacture of
flexible PVC coatings for electrical wiring, and in electronic
components to enhance the heat and fire resistance of the PVC.
They were known to be highly toxic from the beginning, but it was
assumed that they would be contained in the products in which they
were used. However, as leaks of transformers occurred, and
toxicity problems arose near factories, their durability and
toxicity became widely recognized as serious problems. PCB
production was banned by the U.S. Congress in 1979 and by the
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.
In the late 1960s, the Monsanto plant in Sauget, IL. was the
nation's largest producer of PCBs, which remain in the water along
Dead Creek in Sauget. An EPA official referred to Sauget as "one
of the most polluted communities in the region" and "a soup of
In 2002, the Washington Post carried a
front page report on Monsanto's legacy of environmental damage in
Alabama, related to its legal production of PCBs. Plaintiffs
in a lawsuit pending at that time provided documentation showing
that the local Monsanto factory knowingly discharged both mercury and PCB-laden waste into local
creeks for over 40 years.
In another story published in 2002, the New York Times reported that
during 1969 alone Monsanto had dumped 45 tons of PCBs into Snow
Creek, a feeder for Choccolocco Creek which supplies much of the
area's drinking water, and that the company buried millions of
pounds of PCB in open-pit landfills located on hillsides above the
plant and surrounding neighborhoods.
In August 2003, Solutia
and Monsanto agreed to pay plaintiffs $700 million to settle
claims by over 20,000 Anniston residents related to PCB
As of 2012, Monsanto is associated with 11 "active" Superfund sites and 20 "archived" sites in
the US, in the EPA's Superfund database.
Monsanto has been sued, and has settled, multiple times for
damaging the health of its employees or residents near its
Superfund sites through pollution and poisoning.
government report showed that 67 chemicals, including Agent Orange derivatives, dioxins and PCBs
exclusively made by Monsanto, are leaking from the Brofiscin quarry, near
Groesfaen in Wales,
an unlined porous quarry that was not authorized to take chemical
wastes. It emerged that the groundwater had been polluted since the
The government was criticised for failing to publish information
about the scale and exact nature of this contamination. The UK Environment
Agency estimated that it would cost £100m to clean up the site, called
"one of the most contaminated" in the UK.
The use of rBST has been controversial, with respect to its
effects on cows to which it is administered and with respect to
the milk produced by those cows.
In some markets, milk from cows that are not treated with rBST is
sold with labels indicating it is rBST-free; this milk has proved
popular with consumers.
In reaction to this, in early 2008 a pro-rBST advocacy group
called "American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of
made up of dairies and originally affiliated with Monsanto, formed
and began lobbying to ban such labels. AFACT stated that "absence"
labels can be misleading and imply that milk from cows treated
with rBST is inferior.
The organization was dissolved in 2011 but its website is still
Along with other ag-biotech companies, Monsanto has been working
on developing drought-resistant GM crops.
As of 2013, Monsanto's new product line, the "Xtend Crop System"
was undergoing regulatory review.
The system includes seed genetically modified to be resistant to
glyphoase and dicamba,
and an herbicide product including those two active ingredients.
In May 2013 the US Department of Agriculture announced that
additional reviews of the Xtend soybean would be conducted due to
issues of possible environmental damage and effects on public
health not presented by glyphosate alone.
Genetic use restriction technology, colloquially known as
"terminator technology", produces plants that have sterile seeds.
If put into use, it would prevent the spread of those seeds into
the wild. It also would prevent farmers from planting seeds they
harvest, requiring them to repurchase seed for every planting,
although they also need to do this for hybrid seeds, because second-generation
seeds are inferior, and in cases of patented transgenic seeds,
where patent-holders like Monsanto enter into contracts with
farmers who agree not to plant harvested seeds as a condition of
Terminator technology has been developed by governmental labs,
university researchers, and companies, sometimes in collaboration
and sometimes independently.
The technology has never been known to have been used
Rumors that Monsanto and other companies intended to introduce
terminator technology have caused protests, for example in India.
In 1999, Monsanto pledged not to commercialize terminator
technology, and has kept that pledge on its website to the present
The Delta and Pine Land Company intended to commercialize the
but D&PL was acquired by Monsanto in 2007.
In the 2000s Monsanto entered into the pig breeding business via
a subsidiary, Monsanto Choice Genetics. It exited the business in
2009 when it sold that business to Newsham Genetics LC in
November, divesting itself of "any and all swine-related patents,
patent applications, and all other intellectual property".
Monsanto is notable for its involvement in high profile lawsuits,
as both plaintiff and defendant. It has been involved in a number
action suits, where fines and damages have run into the
hundreds of millions of dollars, usually over health issues
related to its products. Monsanto has also made frequent use of
the courts to defend its patents, particularly in the area of
agricultural biotechnology, as have other companies
in the field, such as Dupont Pioneer
Sherrie Wilcox photo of FEMA coffins outside of Atlanta
When retired FBI agent, the now deceased Ted
Gunderson, reportedly told a gathering of militia members
that the federal government had set up 1,000 internment camps
across the country, I had no trouble believing his statement
because there is ample documentation to support his statement
Garden Plot and now the NDAA). However, when Gunderson
reported that the federal government was storing over 500,000
caskets outside of Atlanta, I also knew he was accurate on this
point because Sherrie
Wilcox found the evidence in the adjacent photo. However,
when I heard that Gunderson was accusing the government of
guillotines, I thought he had lost his mind.
Why Would the Government Want to Store
Gunderson told various patriot groups that the guillotines were
being stored for the day that the government declares martial
law and moves in to round up and execute American dissenters.
Gunderson prophetically told patriot groups that the federal
government was going to keep track of all of us. The last
statement has indeed proven accurate given the recent
Can somebody please explain to me why the government would need
to order 30,000 guillotines? For what legitimate
purpose could these tools of execution be utilized?
Off With Their Heads
guillotine was invented by a Frenchman named Dr. Guillotine. The
guillotine reached the height of its popularity when it was
mainly used in the French Revolution to eliminate any potential
opposition from people with “dangerous ideas.”
The guillotine has never been used inside of the United States.
The United States has executed people by firing squad, hanging,
the electric chair and lethal injection. The US has never
executed a convicted criminal through the use of the guillotine.
Given these facts, then why in God’s good name would this
government import 30,000 guillotines as Gunderson claimed? Oh, I
know that some of the sheep are now looking up from the ground
and have just said “there aren’t are any guillotines in the
United States.” Then please tell me, sheep of America, why
did Representative Doug
Teper, of the Georgia Legislative Assembly (Democrat)
introduced a bill which will supplant the method of execution,
the electric chair, with the guillotine?
Doug Teper (D)
Have you ever heard the allegations which accuse some doctors,
primarily in China, of killing patients in order to sell their
organs on the black market? After you read the following
paragraphs, you may conclude that those rumors are true.
When Representative Teper was asked about his motivation to
exclusively use the guillotine to execute death row inmates, he
said, it would allow for death-row inmates as organ
donors. The very spooky Teper further reasoned that the
“Blade makes a clean cut and leaves vital organs intact.”
I will be happy to let this statement speak for itself. Below is
a draft of the legislation.
1- 8 The
General Assembly finds that while prisoners condemned to
1- 9 death may wish to donate one or more of their
1-10 transplant, any such desire is thwarted by the fact
1-11 electrocution makes all such organs unsuitable for
1-12 transplant. The intent of the General Assembly in
1-13 this legislation is to provide for a method of
1-14 which is compatible with the donation of organs by
1-15 condemned prisoner.
1-16 Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the
Official Code of
1-17 Georgia Annotated, relating to the death penalty
1-18 is amended by striking in its entirety Code Section
1-19 17-10-38, relating to death sentences generally,
1-20 inserting in lieu thereof the following:
1-21 “17-10-38. (Index)
1-22 (a) All persons who have been
convicted of a capital
1-23 offense and have had imposed upon them
a sentence of death
1-24 shall, at the election of the
condemned, suffer such
1-25 punishment either by electrocution or
by guillotine. If
1-26 the condemned fails to make an election
by the thirtieth
1-27 day preceding the date scheduled for
1-28 shall be by electrocution.
1-29 (b) In all cases in which the
defendant is sentenced to be
1-30 electrocuted executed, it shall be the
duty of the trial
1-31 judge in passing sentence to direct
that the defendant be
LC 21 3643
2- 1 delivered to the Department of
2- 2 electrocution execution at a state
2- 3 institution designated by the
2- 4 Said article is further amended by striking
in its entirety
2- 5 Code Section 17-10-44, relating to death chamber
2- 6 and related matters, and inserting in lieu thereof
2- 7 following:
2- 8 “17-10-44. (Index)
2- 9 The Department of Corrections
shall provide a death
2-10 chamber and all necessary apparatus,
2-11 appliances for inflicting the penalty
of death by
2-12 electrocution or by guillotine.”
Where would the proposed Georgia Legislature guillotines have
come from unless Gunderson was correct in that 15,000 are being
stored in Montana and 15,000 are being stored in Georgia?
An Efficient Killing Machine
Has anyone bothered to do the math? A single guillotine
reportedly can chop off the heads of about 100 people per hour.
In one hour, the federal government has the capacity to execute
as many as three million people. In one ten hour day, 30 million
people could be executed by way of the guillotine.
Other Alphabet Soup Agents Speak Out
Annie DeRiso and Bill Pawelec
Ted Gunderson is not the only former alphabet soup agent
to tell all about guillotines. The late Bill Pawelec,
ex-CIA, was a close friend of mine and eventually became the
significant other of the News Director for The
Common Sense Show, Annie DeRiso. Pawelec told both
Annie and I on several occasions that guillotines were being
stored on several military bases. The late A.C. Griffith,
ex-NSA, said the same on more than one occasion on my talk show.
In light of these confirmations from known and from public
sources, as well as the proposed legislation of Rep. Teper to
introduce the use of guillotines on American soil, I believe
that there is no question that the story is true.
We already know that the Department of Homeland Security has
purchased 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition to go with their
purchase of 2700 armored personnel carriers. Do you
realize that this is enough ammo to fight a war for about
seven years and that there are enough DHS personnel carriers to
allocate over 50 per state? Can you imagine if they were
concentrated in their distribution patterns? This would be the
equivalent of an invading army as DHS goes from house to house
and seizes dissidents by the millions and America will soon have
their own version of the French Revolution
Since this story broke, I have asked the question why
guillotines? I have talked to several of my off-the-record
sources and the consensus is frightening. Everyone that I
have spoken to agrees that the guillotine is highly
efficient. Most everyone I have talked with stated that
organ harvesting will indeed be even a bigger business and the
guillotine is the most efficient killing machine to that end.
Some of my sources stated that the next phase of the
transhumanism experiments and developments requires a severed
human head to facilitate the mixing of humans and animals into
one sentient being. Further, futuristic DARPA robots will have
human heads after the initial purge and subsequent executions
(see photo below). This makes sense because after the head
is severed, the eyes blink and signs of life continue for up to
a minute. This would allow a team to “freeze”and to preserve the
head for whatever purpose. And just as frightening, I was told
that some of Satanic rituals require severed human heads and we
know the global elite, in large part, are indeed Satanists.
Can you tell the real person from the DARPA produced robot?
Will human looking robots replace interim human slaves?
I can understand people being skeptical about the guillotines
because my first reaction was to reject the notion under my
personal veil of cognitive dissonance. Yet, the emerging facts
speak for themselves.
Although I did not know Gunderson personally, I did know Bill
Pawelec as a close friend and I was well acquainted with
Griffith. And even if Pawelec and Griffith were jointly mistaken
on this issue, how would one explain away Teper’s efforts to
introduce the guillotine into the Georgia justice system?
The end game implications are frightening. When we add the
topic of guillotines to what we already know about 2.2 billion
rounds of DHS ammo and 2700 armored DHS personnel carriers, why
should this be so hard to believe? How can take the fact that
DHS has armed to the teeth against Americans and are planning to
murder us in horrific ways as anything but a declaration of war?
Be prepared to be shocked as you watch the following chilling
report on the possession and intent of the military with regard
to the use of guillotines.
The 64 million dollar question is who is the government
planning to use these guillotines on? Perhaps the following
scripture from Revelations speaks to this point.
And I saw thrones, and they sat on
them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I
saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their
witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not
worshiped the beast or his image, and had not
received his mark on their foreheads or on their
hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for
a thousand years.”Revelation 20:4
Edward Snowden may be America's persona most non grata in
the entire world, but he has an insurance policy against
"accidents": a treasure trove of supposedly damaging secrets about
the US that will hit the public domain if something were to happen
to the 30 year old whistleblower. A trove is so damaging that
according to Glenn Greenwald, Snowden "poses more of a
threat to the U.S. than anyone in the country’s history."
Well, maybe a threat to the "government" which now only represents
the interests of various corporations and Wall Street, but
certainly not to what the US was supposed to be before
it was hijacked by special interests, lobbies and the creature
from Jekyll Island.
In an interview
with Argentinian newspaper La Nacion, The Guardian's
journalist who first broke the Snowden story, said that "Snowden
has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S. government
in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of
the United States.
Asked if he was afraid that Snowden might be killed, Greenwald
said: “If something were to happen, those documents would be made
public. This is your insurance policy," according to The Hill.
"The U.S. government should be on your knees every day
praying that nothing happens to Snowden, because if something
happens, all information will be revealed and that would be
their worst nightmare," Greenwald added.
earlier, it is Latin America, China and Russia that is the
model "axis" for Greenwald, as only those countries are not afraid
to stand up to US bullying and intimidation. That this bipolar
distribution of world powers will likely define world events for
the years to come is certainly something to keep in mind.
Greenwald said the asylum offers from Latin America showed that
the U.S. was less intimidating to certain countries around the
“Only a few countries, including several in Latin America, China
and Russia, have challenged the U.S., have realized that America
is no longer in a position of strength as it did before with the
rest of the world, and that the rest of the countries do not have
to obey their demands as if it were an imperial order,” Greenwald
Of course, resolving the Snowden "situation" does not have to be
terminal: the 30 year old would likely survive some 40-50 years in
maximum security penitentiary if preserving his life was of
tantamount importance: something the US legal system, responsible
for such smash hits as Eric Holder, would have no problem with.
Still, the consistent critic of U.S. intelligence policies also
said that Snowden’s position was dicey, and that the leaker
needed to stay out of U.S. custody – given how “extremely
vindictive” American officials have proven.
The American judicial system, Greenwald said, "cannot be
trusted when it comes to people accused of endangering the
national security. The judges do everything they can to secure
convictions in these cases."
"Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S.
government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the
history of the United States," said the NATION Greenwald, 46, and
since these latitudes write regularly on international security
issues have made him famous, winner of several distinguished
Today, the New Yorker, a former lawyer, is in the eye of the
storm. Lawmakers in Washington want to put him on trial, spies of
various countries seek Snowden secret information shared with him
last month in Hong Kong and he still sent from Moscow through an
encrypted email system. He knows he's being watched and that their
conversations are monitored. They even steal the laptop
from her boyfriend Rio, of your own home.
Three men wait in the lobby of the hotel Royal Tulip with
credentials of a congress of osteoporosis which the custodian has
no idea. Are they really doctors or are following Greenwald?
Appearances are deceptive.
- Does Snowden's decision to stay in Russia while
achieving come to Latin America?
-Yes, the most important thing is not to end in U.S. custody,
which proved extremely vindictive government to punish those who
reveal uncomfortable truths, and in whose judicial system can not
be trusted when it comes to people accused of endangering the
national security, the judges do everything they can to secure
convictions in these cases. It would be immediately put in prison
to cover the debate that helped generate, and end the rest of his
days behind bars.
- Russia gives security guarantees?
-Not many countries in the world that have the ability and
willingness to defy U.S. demands. But Russia is one of those
countries and it has been good so far.
- Beyond the revelations about the spying system
performance in general, what extra information has Snowden?
-Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the U.S.
government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the
history of the United States. But that's not his goal. Its
objective is to expose software that people around the world use
without knowing what they are exposing themselves without
consciously agreeing to surrender their rights to privacy. It has
a huge number of documents that would be very harmful to the U.S.
government if they were made public.
- Are you afraid that someone will try to kill him?
It's a possibility, although I do not bring many benefits to
anyone at this point. Already distributed thousands of documents
and made sure that several people around the world have their
entire file. If something were to happen, those documents would be
made public. This is your insurance policy. The U.S. government
should be on your knees every day praying that nothing happens to
Snowden, because if something happens, all information will be
revealed and that would be their worst nightmare.
- Can Latin America be a good shelter for Snowden?
-Only a few countries, including several in Latin America, China
and Russia, have challenged the U.S., have realized that America
is no longer in a position of strength as it did before with the
rest of the world, and that the rest of the countries do not have
to obey their demands as if it were an imperial order. In Latin
America feels a natural sympathy for the United States, yet there
is a great resentment for specific historical policies of
Washington toward the region. What happened to the plane of Evo
Morales in Europe caused a strong reaction, was treated as if
Bolivia was a colony and not a sovereign state.
-From Snowden shared documents with you, there is much
more information related to Latin America?
Yes For each country that has an advanced communications system,
such as from Mexico to Argentina, there are documents that detail
how the United States collects the traffic information, the
programs that are used to capture the transmissions, the number of
interceptions are performed per day, and more. One way to
intercept communications is through a telephone corporation in the
United States that has contracts with telecommunications companies
in most Latin American countries. The important thing will be to
see what the reaction of the various governments. I do not think
that the governments of Mexico and Colombia do much about it. But
maybe those of Argentina and Venezuela itself willing to take
At the time of this writing, the US sits upon the edge of the
biggest depopulation event in US history. No, I am not talking
about the roll out of martial law, mass incarceration into
detention centers under the NDAA, nor am I speaking about the
commencement of WWIII. The biggest threat the largest amount of
Americans comes in the form of a Trojan Horse. What should be
helping Americans to thrive and prosper into old age, is already
beginning to be used as a weapon of mass destruction against the
On January 1, 2014, Obamacare takes effect and the death curve
among certain populations is going to skyrocket over the next
several years. The coming healthcare cataclysm has been
deliberately planned with you as their intended victim.
A Small Taste of What’s Coming
Soon, government appointed stooges, such as the director of
Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will be making all
of our important healthcare decisions. It might behoove us to ask
what kind of person and professional is Kathleen Sebelius since
she will soon have the complete power of life and death over every
To better examine the fine character of Sebelius, let’s take a
look at a healthcare case of a ten year old girl, Sara
Murnaghan, who is dying of cystic fibrosis. Sebelius gives
America a preview of what lies ahead for many of us.
Ten-year-old Sara needs an adult/adolescent lung transplant and
this is her only chance of survival. However, Sara is prohibited
from being put on the transplant list because the qualifying age
to be put on the list is 12 years of age. Several doctors have
proclaimed that if she were be put on the list, she would survive.
Kathleen Sebilius has the authority to issue a waiver and permit
Sara to be added to the list. Sebilius has the power of life over
death over young Sara’s life and she said “no” in what has become
a one person death panel for Sara.
Even former US Attorney and current Congressman from
Meehan has said that Sebelius has the authority to grant the
exemption. Yet, Sebilius has issued other such exemptions. It
seems that Sarah is just not the right 10 year old. Of course
health care exemptions are made every day for friends and
supporters of the President. However, Sara just does not carry
enough political weight to sway Sebelius.
America, Kathleen Sebelius is the woman who will be making many
administrative decisions about the future of your health care. I
think most of agree that her handling of this transplant case does
not inspire confidence. But wait, it gets worse, far worse.
You Are A Marked Person
You have an assassin that has the proverbial bullet which
displays your name. How many of you have ever heard of the IPAB? I
would be willing to bet that 99% of the country will never have
heard to the IPAB. It stands for the Independent
Payment Advisory Board and they are going to be behind the
demise of many Americans in the near future.
The IPAB is an unelected panel which will determine who gets
treated and what age. Sebelius
is serving as the director has been quoted as stating that the
majority of IPAB membership cannot consist of medical
practitioners.In other words, unqualified, non-medical
professionals will be making health care decisions which could
determine your fate and the fate of your loved ones.
At a time when many Americans have been angered by the abuses at
the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency and the
Justice Department, the introduction of a powerful and largely
unaccountable board into health care merits special scrutiny. It
is important to note that the IPAB is accountable
to nobody. Smells like Sebelius
is attempting to pull a fast one over on the American people. And
this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Another reprehensible element in the plethora of unaccountable,
dictatorial organizations which will ration our health care is the
States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This
is an unelected independent group of national experts in
prevention and evidence-based medicine. The term “treatment denied
because it has been declared to be experimental” will soon
become a much more popular refrain from health care providers.
Under national healthcare, the USPSTF
will determine whether your doctor will be able to diagnose you
with what diseases and what treatments are allowable and will be
made available to your as well as what age patients are still
eligible for treatment.
Rationing Enrollment in Obamacare for
Didn’t Obama campaign on not permitting treatment to be denied
based upon pre-existing conditions? You bet he did and like so
many other things coming out of his mouth, he was lying.
A pre-existing condition health insurance program established by
Obamacare is already in financial trouble and is seeking to
control costs even before the program is unveiled. The Health and
Human Services Department, there is Sebelius rearing her ugly head
again, has stopped
enrolling any new people in the program, according to an
audit by the General
Accountability Office. In addition, to further control
has directed the program to shift more of the costs onto the
current participants. We are now witnessing just how free is
Obamacare as the pre-existing conditions group is having its out
of pocket costs increased even before the program commences.
Rationing of healthcare is also occurring in 16 states which have
set a limit
on the number of prescription drugs that they will cover for
Medicaid patients. Seven of those states, according to Kaiser
Health News, have already enacted
these limits in just the last two years in anticipation of the
roll out of Obamacare..
It turns out that Palin was correct, there really are death
panels, who will possess the power of life and death. Those with
chronic illnesses and the elderly will be the first set of
victims. The IPAB
has accurately been identified as a death panel because so many
have called for it to have health care rationing powers and
because its decisions could result in cost-cutting measures that
deny lifesaving medical treatment.
The IPAB will decide, for example, whether a 55-year-old cancer
patient will get chemotherapy
treatment, or will they be given a pain pill and sent home to die.
Under Obamacare, younger patients take precedent over older
people. Obama czar, Cass Sunstein has said as much. Sunstein
is also in favor of various eugenics policies through such
unspeakable policies as embracing, as policy, post-birth
“abortions” (i.e. murder) of “defective” children up to the age of
Even the Nazi’s were not as inhumane as Sunstein. The Nazis were
publicly forthcoming for their perceived need to ration healthcare
when it came to what they called “useless
mouths.” Kissinger used the term “useless eaters” to
describe those that should be done away with under this draconian
form of Fabian Socialism. Under Hitler, 300,000 people were
exterminated in German hospitals through lethal injection. Under
Obama’s plan, this number will seem miniscule by comparison.
In recent remarks to the Accuracy In Media conference,
“ObamaNation: A Day of Truth,” Betsy McCaughey stated
that the regulations and cuts in Obamacare law would directly
cause the deaths of 35,000 hospital patients who otherwise might
have survived. Many think that this number might climb ten-fold
per year. And we are just beginning to learn about specific
age-related exemptions for treatment. You see, there is the
version of the law that Obama managed to get through both houses
which uses very nebulous language. Then there is the
administration of the same law and manifestation of these
And please remember that many doctors are leaving the profession
because of this thinly veiled flavor of Obama based eugenics. By
2020, the US is projected to have a shortage of 80,000 doctors. By
2025, that number is expected to grow to a national shortage of
130,000 doctors. And with specialists and general practitioners
being paid the same under Obamacare, why would any doctor spend
the extra money to become trained in various healthcare
specialties if they will not make any more money? So, even if
Obamacare was not about creating treatment exclusions, finding a
doctor and managing the wait time could prove to be an
This is only the tip of the iceberg and, yet, the sheep continue
to march on to their final resting place.