Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Syria’s abandoned children: Portraits of just some of the millions of youngsters displaced and left with no education by their country’s civil war
At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighbouring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
More than 50,000 children under the age of 18 call the wind-swept, massive desert camp home.
All have stories about the war, like 11-year-old Amal Qalloosh, who fled her home near the city of Daraa with her family after a government bombing.
Living in fear: Zainab, five, Fouad, 14 and Mohammed Ghassan, eight, who are living in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria
Displaced: Batoul, six, Amal Qalloosh, 11 and Yasmeen, nine, fled their homes after bombing in Syria and are now living in a camp site in Jordan
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710636/Syrias-abandoned-children-Portraits-just-millions-youngsters-displaced-left-no-education-countrys-civil-war.html
The caged humans of Bali: Heartbreaking pictures show the holiday island's dark side, where mentally ill people are locked away in their own filth and chained up by their families
This little metal cage away from the main house has been Sari's prison for over sixteen years, when she became mentally ill she got placed in this tin shed with only a woven bamboo floor to sit on. Here she is sitting in a position hardly changed over all these years. Now she is not able to walk anymoreREAD MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710425/Heartbreaking-pictures-Balis-dark-mentally-ill-people-locked-left-filth-families.html
21st Century Wire says…
Before the start of Israel’s siege of Gaza, we predicted that the government of Israel would not relent until approximately ’1,500′ Palestinians were dead. That looks to be the case this time around, as the death toll in Gaza reaches 1,200 today. Tel Aviv made noises to the effect that they want to continue their military campaign until they feel that Gaza is ‘disarmed’, or crippled with the inability to resist, in any way, Tel Aviv’s strangulation of Gaza.
Previous over-the-top bombing campaigns and ground incursions in Gaza and Lebanon have seen those numbers reached, before Israel would back down on hostilities. If past history is any guide, the 1,500 number seems to be limit before international, and even US, public opinion kicks in and demands an end to hostilities by the IDF.
READ MORE: http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/07/bloodsport-israelis-gather-watch-cheer-celebrate-over-1200-dead-in-gaza-3003080.html
I don't know the whole story behind these images, but they say a lot on their own. Here, some Israeli girls have apparently been told to "sign" bombs directed at Lebanon, writing messages like "from Israel with love."
Link (via lawrenceofcyberia and thismodernworld)Update: That link keeps crashing my browser. Here are better links, to the source of these photos: one, two, and another. Caption, via AP, "Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border, Monday, July 17, 2006." AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Someone claiming to work for the Los Angeles Department of Health Services, reports that “officials are planning to forcibly remove homeless people from the streets later this summer and house them in facilities which they will not be permitted to leave.”
These are US citizens, homeless yes, but convicted of no crime, to be locked away in “facilities” aka FEMA camps, without the option to the liberty and freedom US citizens are guaranteed by the US Constitution.
According to this source, the words “FEMA camp” were not allowed to be used and the term preferred is “low cost housing,” and that the deal had been made with the US government to implement these plans. This was stated at a policy meeting on June 18, 2014, according to InfoWars.
READ MORE: http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2014/07/whistleblower-l-a-fema-camps-to-go-active-housing-us-citizens-forcibly-taken-2472934.html
L.A. Officials Plan To Implant Homeless With RFID Chips
Mac Slavo: An anonymous source claiming to work inside of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services recently dropped a bombshell that could set a dangerous new precedent in how the government deals with those they find to be a burden or threat to a stable society.
In a report penned by Paul Joseph Watson, the whistleblower says that Los Angeles County is preparing to round up and forcibly house homeless citizens in detention facilities referred to internally by department employees as “FEMA Camps,” though the source says that they have been instructed to refer to the detention areas as “low cost housing” facilities.
According to the source, law enforcement teams will soon be rounding up homeless individuals on the streets, checking them into the facilities, and detaining them indefinitely for “their own health and safety.” What may be even more alarming, however, is that the government is reportedly planning on embedding these individuals with RFID chips presumably to track their whereabouts.
READ MORE: http://beforeitsnews.com/markets/2014/07/l-a-officials-plan-to-implant-homeless-with-rfid-chips-2473708.htmlThe program is focused around removing or relocating homeless people from the streets of downtown L.A., starting with Skid Row.
What's it like for families struggling to survive in Gaza? A Palestinian author describes the overcrowding and shortages, the horror of seeing familiar places reduced to rubble – and the constant fear of death
Two Palestinians among the rubble in Beit Hanoun during the ceasefire on 26 July. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images ARTICLE HERE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/28/four-days-under-siege-gaza-diary-palestinian
Monday, July 28, 2014
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.
The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!
|The above map is Israel as it was first created by UN declaration in 1947. The blue portion is Israel, the rest is all Arab lands. Note that Jerusalem was completely within Arab lands and Israel was much smaller than it is today. Note also that there is NO Israeli presence inside the area surrounding Jerusalem. No settlements, certainly no IDF. The red square outlines the approximate region shown in the map to the right.||This is Israel as it is today. Note that the western border of Palestine has been pushed up to Jerusalem. Such a land grab is NOT the result of a defensive act, but of an invasion to bring Jerusalem under Israeli control, even though Jerusalem was not originally part of Israel. The maps clearly tell the story of an Israel conquering lands which do not belong to it. Since Sharon took office, Israel has built more illegal Jewish Settlements on Palestinian land. Note on the above map that the majority of the lands which were originally Arab lands when Israel was created, are now under complete (dark blue) or partial (green) Israeli control. Only the black areas remain to the Palestinians, and those are shrinking by the minute.|
How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it.
Israel has ALWAYS portrayed non-Israelis as animals, in order to make it easier for the American tax payers who pay for the weapons accept their killing. And Israel has always resorted to staged terror bombings to further its agenda, such as the Lavon affair and more recently when a supposed suicide bomber turned out to be a known Israeli collaborator. In one recent case photos showed that what was reported as a suicide bomb in Jerusalem was actually a car bomb
READ MORE: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/mapstellstory.html
Friday, July 25, 2014
“And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.” 1 Kings 18:27,28
Islamic terrorism is famous for their stated love of death, destruction and the shedding of blood. They consider it a glorious honor to strap suicide bomb vests onto the bodies of men, women, children and anyone else who is stupid enough to sacrifice their lives to the moon god Allah.
MORE WITH VIDEO HERE: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=23590
When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region.
But now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas's handiwork after all.
Non-plagiarizing BuzzFeed writer Sheera Frenkel was among the first to suggest that it was unlikely that Hamas was behind the deaths of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. Citing Palestinian sources and experts the field, Frenkel reported that kidnapping three Israeli teens would be a foolish move for Hamas. International experts told her it was likely the work of a local group, acting without concern for the repercussions:
[Gershon Baskin] pointed out that Hamas has earlier this month signed an agreement to form a unity government with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, bridging, for the first time in seven years, the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank and Gaza.“They will lose their reconciliation agreement with Abbas if they do take responsibility for [the kidnappings],” Baskin added.
Today, she was proven right:
The fatal shooting of a dog by law enforcement officers in Michigan late last year was premeditated, according to the attorney of the pet’s owner.
On November 22, officers shot and killed Brittany Preston’s 1-year-old mixed breed Labrador named Lexie in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
On July 15, Preston’s attorney, Chris Olson, filed a federal lawsuit against the city, police officers David Jacquemain and Jeremy Moskwa, and animal control officer Tom Massey. The lawsuit alleges that the killing of Lexie was premeditated and was a violation of Preston’s Fourth Amendment rights.
"They had a premeditated intent to kill the dog and that is exactly what they did," Olson told The Huffington Post.
Olson says Preston’s grandfather, who reportedly suffers from dementia, had left Lexie outside. Police were called to the house on a complaint of excessive barking by the dog.
"Before even getting out of the car, an officer is heard saying, 'The only thing I'm gonna do is shoot it, anyway. I do not like dogs,'" Olson said of the recordings taken from a dashboard camera of the responding officers’ cruiser.