How Much More Disgusting Can Israel Become?

I have thought that the state of Israel is disgusting for decades….first they attack an American Naval vessel killing American sailors and gets away with it….next they destroy crops and demolish homes so they can steal the land for their illegal; settlements….all of which I find disgusting…but recently I heard a rumor that organs were being harvested from dead Palestinian protesters…..and then I read an article along those lines…..that confirmed the rumors……

Israel has admitted pathologists harvested organs from dead Palestinians, and others, without the consent of their families – a practice it said ended in the 1990s – it emerged at the weekend.

The admission, by the former head of the country’s forensic institute, followed a furious row prompted by a Swedish newspaper reporting that Israel was killing Palestinians in order to use their organs – a charge that Israel denied and called “antisemitic”.

Source: Doctor admits Israeli pathologists harvested organs without consent | World news | The Guardian

This is reprehensible and then I read yet another piece about this situation……

Lawyers for a man who pleaded guilty Thursday in the first ever federal conviction for illegal organ trafficking say he was performing life-saving services for severely ill people.

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, from New York, admitted in a Trenton federal court to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for desperate New Jersey-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more.

He also pleaded guilty to a conspiracy count for brokering an illegal kidney sale.

Source: Organ trafficker admits buying Israeli kidneys for $10,000 and selling them in U.S. for $120,000… – Linkis.com

When will the Western world stop protecting these pigs from being held accountable for their actions…..

I think this state is more barbaric than people know…..so if calling these bastards out for their crimes makes me an anti-Semite then I am guilty.

The War on Drugs Failed, So Why Isn’t It Over?

With all the interests in the legalized marijuana trade we need to talk about the War On Drugs……

Could the US use a trillion dollars?  Or how about $15 billion a year?

That is the approximate cost of the war on Drugs a year….$15 billion and over 1 trillion has been wasted over the past 40 years with little evidence that the War is being won.

I have been a verbal critic of this “War” for the last 40 years…In the beginning I said it would be waste of money and resources….and NOTHING that has happened in those years has changed my opinion….I am shown the “busts” over the years and they are substantial…..i the same period the flow into this country has not dried up….with that equation one can only surmise that it is a FAILURE!

What could be the benefit by ending this worthless “War”?

Jeffrey Miron, an economist at Harvard who studies drug policy closely, has suggested that legalizing all illicit drugs would produce net benefits to the United States of some $65 billion a year, mostly by cutting public spending on enforcement as well as through reduced crime and corruption. A study by analysts at the RAND Corporation, a California research organization, suggested that if marijuana were legalized in California and the drug spilled from there to other states, Mexican drug cartels would lose about a fifth of their annual income of some $6.5 billion from illegal exports to the United States.

If there are such benefits then why keep the fight going?

Why are politicians so far behind, even as calls for legalization go mainstream?

At the request of Latin American leaders who have grown weary of bloody battles over drugs, the United Nations held a summit last week on the “world drug problem” at its headquarters in New York City. For a moment, it seemed as if the global war on drugs was beginning to crumble under its own weight.

Before the summit even began, the UN officials were under fire for making concessions to powerful countries with harsh drug control regimes and failing to push the global discourse beyond the decades-old treaties that laid the foundation for international drug prohibition. Hundreds of political leaders and policy groups condemned the summit’s guiding statement for refusing to recognize that decades of prohibition have done more harm than good, fueling mass incarceration, organized crime, infectious diseases and general bloodshed across the world while failing to reduce supply or demand.

Source: The War on Drugs Failed, So Why Isn’t It Over?

I said 40 years ago and I feel the same today…..legalize, tax and be done with the waste…..there are worthy programs that could use an infusion of funds.

Whistleblowing As An Art

Whistle Blowers in our history have been hailed as heroes and traitors…..these people take transparency and the public’s right to know the facts seriously…..

Back in my youthful days the hero was Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers….a report that told the story of our involvement in Vietnam and it was not the “approved” version the government fed to the media.

Then there was Manning who released a bunch of “classified” stuff that told a different version the the accepted one…..

Finally, the latest whistle blower to make the news has bee Edward Snowden……

In this foreword from The Assassination Complex, a new book about drone warfare, the whistleblower explains why leaking information about wrongdoing is a vital act of resistance….

I’ve been waiting 40 years for someone like you.” Those were the first words Daniel Ellsberg spoke to me when we met last year. Dan and I felt an immediate kinship; we both knew what it meant to risk so much – and to be irrevocably changed – by revealing secret truths.

One of the challenges of being a whistleblower is living with the knowledge that people continue to sit, just as you did, at those desks, in that unit, throughout the agency; who see what you saw and comply in silence, without resistance or complaint. They learn to live not just with untruths but with unnecessary untruths, dangerous untruths, corrosive untruths. It is a double tragedy: what begins as a survival strategy ends with the compromise of the human being it sought to preserve and the diminishing of the democracy meant to justify the sacrifice.

Source: Edward Snowden: ‘Governments can reduce our dignity to that of tagged animals’ | US news | The Guardian

Legal or not….I still support people that have the gonads to buck the system and release information that they public needs to know……most of the condemnation comes from people that have no idea of what has been released other than what some high paid pundit tells them….it is usually a different story when they learn that their rights are being violated….then their tune usually changes.

Personally, I do not want to be in the dark about the actions of my government……but that is me.

Panama Papers

Note:  Sorry to say I am under the weather today……so I will be posting some of the drafts that I have saved….hopefully I will return to normal tomorrow.  chuq

The big story this week….that is if you are not one of those that sucks at the election tit……is the release of the so-called “Panama Papers”.

The MSM media makes sure that the world knows that someone close to Russia’s Putin is on the list and somehow don’t mention that so is the King of Saudi Arabia or a leader in the UAE or for that matter the PM of Ukraine…is that because these thieves are considered “allies” of the US?  How much of this cash is US taxpayers cash given as foreign aid?

The “Papers” have already cost the PM of Iceland his job….who will be next?

The “Panama Papers” are the largest leak in world history, revealing millions of documents related to the offshore accounts of politicians, former politicians, and billionaires around the world.

Despite much of the media’s focus on tax evasion as the primary theme of the Panama Papers story, which embarrassed governments are happy to adopt as the primary theme as well, the question is one of official corruption.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) itself, which first published the data, says it reveals the holdings of “drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders–and wrongdoing galore.”

Source: Panama Papers Are About Government Corruption, Not ‘Tax Evasion’ – Hit & Run : Reason.com

What Do We Teach Our Children?

It is not secret that I feel that our children are being short changed…..especially on education…..I feel this country could do so much more for the future of the children but we decide that useless reforms will to enough….it has proven time and time again that it is not enough……will never be enough.

Sorry about the soapbox…..I read things that happen in our “magical” society that makes me fear for our existence……

Remember when you were young and someone did you wrong and you wanted to get even?  What were your plans to do so? Did you ever consider….. murder….I mean real murder not some play-time bullsh*t?

These kids took youthful “revenge” to a whole new level…….is this what our children will learn in a charter school?

Authorities in Anchorage, Alaska, say they’ve uncovered a surprising murder plot—dreamed up by three first-graders. In a letter sent to parents on March 22, Principal Shanna Mall of Winterberry Charter School explains three students planned to use silica gel packets “to poison and kill another student,” per KTUU. Silica gel, used in packaging to prevent moisture, is non-toxic, but students believed the packets were dangerous because they were marked “do not consume,” per the Alaska Dispatch News. A rep for the Anchorage Police Department tells KTVA that the students brought the packets to school “with the intent of putting them in another student’s lunch,” but one or two students overheard the plot and came forward before it could be carried out.

A school resource officer spoke with both the students and their guardians, the rep adds. No charges were filed, but “all three students received significant consequences,” says Mall. Each has been suspended and could still be expelled, says a rep for the Anchorage School District. She adds the children’s ages are among the “most surprising” details of the incident. “Given such a young age, it’s not clear if they knew what they were doing, if it was just a threat or something more serious,” she says, noting “there are a lot of conversations to get an understanding of what actually happened, how the students were feeling.” School psychologists are involved. (Fourth-graders allegedly wanted to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer.)

Charter schools students?  What do they teach in this band-aid for a good education?

A horrific story but……To close with a little humor……

Make Rape Legal!

Before I get attacked on all sides please read the post and do not condemn me for the title……it is not what you may think…….

The crime of rape is running rampant across the world….in India and Europe and Asia……it is as disgusting as crime as any…..

I saw an article awhile back and the title made me want to see what the Hell it was all about……..

Source: US ‘make rape legal’ group plans worldwide anti-woman event in 43 countries

In 43 counties?  Are f*cking kidding me?

What sane person would get on this bandwagon?

Can you believe it?

I am just amazed that there are morons like these toads…..nuke ’em and be done with their lunacy.  Period!

We are not immune here in the US……..

Source: Pro-Rape ‘Men’s Rights’ Group Plans Saturday Rally in Chicago – Rogers Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago

I do not understand anybody that thinks like this…..

How about you?

Heads Will Roll!

Think back a couple of years (in today’s time limits….a lifetime ago)…..(pause here for the slow)…..the outrage was the beheading of prisoners by ISIS…..an American was one of the first….and the world went batcrap crazy……oh the barbarity!

Since ISIS began their campaign of terror and barbarity there is no accurate way to determine just how many people have lost their heads to ISIS……it is reported that this group has killed hundreds maybe even thousands…..like I say there is no accurate way to determine that I am aware of at this time.

I bring this up for a simple reason….Saudi Arabia….it seems that America’s greatest ally in the Middle East has taken it upon itself to behead more people than possibly ISIS.

Say what?

That is accurate……in 2015 so far the Saudis have behead 151 people…..

Saudi Arabia has executed at least 151 people so far this year – the most put to death in a single year since 1995.

The stark rise in the number of executions has seen, on average, one person killed every two days, according to the human rights group, Amnesty International.

The large number of executions shed further light on what Amnesty referred to as unfair judicial proceedings, with a disproportionate imposition of capital punishment on foreign nationals.

In total, 71 people executed so far in 2015 have been foreigners. The majority were migrant workers from poorer countries who are often sentenced to die without any knowledge of the court’s proceedings because they don’t speak Arabic and do not receive translations.

Why does Saudi Arabia get a free ride from the US…..they somehow are in the same category as Israel……we here tend to avoid criticizing them on their handling of situations…..

Sorry people……beheading no matter who wields the axe/sword is an act of barbarity and does not belong in a civilized world….but I guess you can do what you want if you are flush with cash and influence…..

Apparently cash can buy a whole lot of hypocrisy……

Just thought you should know……

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