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Monday, November 28, 2016

THE FIRES OF WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, BURNING FOR 5,000 YEARS


ABOVE: FIRE AT AN ANCIENT SYRIAN MARKET IN ALEPPO.


OIL WELL FIRES, IRAQ


ABOVE VIDEO: Thousands of families are living in a "smoke-filled hell" in Iraq after ISIS set fire to oil wells.
The extremists have torched more than a dozen wells near Mosul during their retreat into the city in the face of a massive U.S.-backed offensive.

ABOVE: Fires in Yemen caused by shelling from Saudi Arabia.(And the U.S.)


ABOVE: Fires burn across Israel.



ABOVE: Fires in the port city of Haifa in northern Israel .

Dry conditions and strong winds on Thursday whipped up wildfires near the port city of Haifa in northern Israel, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, damaging property and devouring forests.

By REUTERS and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on November 24, 2016.
Mr. Netanyahu spoke on Thursday with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who promised to send two huge firefighting aircraft.


AS OF THIS WRITING, 22 HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR ARSON IN ISRAEL.

AS USUAL, ARABS BLAME JEWS AND JEWS BLAME ARABS.

THE MIDDLE EAST IS BURNING...FOR OVER 5,000 YEARS.

ALMOST EVERY MIDDLE EASTERN NATION IS ENGAGED IN BATTLE OR OTHER CRISES.

IS oil wells set on fire as Iraqi troops approach Mosul - BBC

Iraqis extinguish oil fires set by Daesh | News , Middle East


THE NEW WELL FIRES IN IRAQ WERE REMINISCENT OF THOSE DURING THE AMERICAN INVASION OVER A DECADE AGO AND THE 600+ WELL FIRES IN KUWAIT IN 1991.

Gulf War Fires That Turned Kuwait's Oil Fields into Hell


IT ISN'T JUST BURNING FIRES, BUT FIRING ON ONE ANOTHER IN BORDER CLASHES, CIVIL WAR, CONFLICT BETWEEN MIDDLE EAST NATIONS, ONGOING, NEVER-ENDING, ESCALATING.

Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts

Pakistan: Cross-Border Indian Fire Kills 11 Civilians, 3 Troops


The India/Pakistan clashes were last updated: November 23, 2016,
but old tensions arise anew.

AS ALWAYS, THE U.S. IS INVOLVED IN EVERY NATION'S CONFLICTS, AND, AS USUAL, WE SEE LOSS OF AMERICAN LIFE BECAUSE WE'RE THERE.

FIRST U.S. SOLDIER KILLED IN SYRIA, NOV. 24, 2016


Yemen: A Battle for the Future - Events-2016 - Events - Middle East ...


YEMEN IS A PROXY WAR, IRAN VERSUS SAUDI ARABIA.
THE U.S. SEEMS TO HAVE SIDED WITH THE HOUSE OF SAUD, PROVIDING DRONE SUPPORT, ARMS, INTELLIGENCE, AND FIRING ON YEMEN FROM THE SEA.

EGYPT HAS SIDED WITH ASSAD AND RUSSIA AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA ON THE SYRIAN CONFLICT
.
EGYPT HAS ALSO ESTABLISHED A VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL THE PAST FEW YEARS.
THE HOUSE OF SAUD CUT OFF OIL AND FUNDS TO EGYPT IN RETURN.

LIBYA CONTINUES TO UNRAVEL AND CIVIL WAR IS ONGOING.
THE MAJORITY OF LIBYANS TRULY LOVED QADDAFI , WHOM AMERICA HAD ASSASSINATED BECAUSE HE WANTED TO TAKE LIBYA AND THE OIL-PRODUCING NATIONS TO  A GOLD-BACKED CURRENCY, JUST AS SADDAM HUSSEIN DID.
THE MAJORITY OF LIBYANS WILL NEVER ACCEPT THOSE CURRENTLY IN POWER AND CORRUPTION IS EVIDENT WITH JUST A CURSORY GLANCE AT THE NEWS FROM THAT SHREDDED NATION.  

LEBANON HAD BEGUN BUILDING A WALL AROUND ITS LARGEST 'PALESTINIAN' REFUGEE CAMP, SIMILAR TO WHAT EGYPT HAS DONE ON ITS BORDER WITH GAZA, BUT ITS FOCUS IS ON THE SYRIAN CONFLICT WHICH HAS SPILLED OVER INTO LEBANON, AS ALL KNEW IT WOULD.


The Syrian conflict has been described as having stoked a "resurgence of sectarian violence in Lebanon". 

"Many of Lebanon's Sunni Muslims support the rebels in Syria, while many Shi'ites have supported Assad, whose Alawite minority is usually described as an offshoot of Shi'a Islam."

(SEE 23 August 2013, "Bombs kill 42 outside mosques in Lebanon's Tripoli")

Afghanistan in the Depths of Despair and Ethnic Conflicts   



TURKEY'S MADMAN, ERDOGAN, HAS THREATENED TO THROW OPEN THE GATES AND LET A FLOOD OF IMMIGRANTS INTO EUROPE IF TURKEY IS NOT ACCEPTED INTO THE EUROPEAN UNION.

HE HAS SENT TROOPS TO SYRIA, PAKISTAN AND IRAQ AGAINST THOSE COUNTRIES' WISHES AND WITHOUT INVITATION.

HE IS DETERMINED TO KILL ALL KURDS.

Oct 23, 2016 - Turkey's Push to Join Battle for Mosul Inflames Tension With Iraq



CAN WE SAVE CIVILIANS FROM WAR?


THE ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION IS, OF COURSE, NO, NO WE CANNOT.

An estimated 80% of the casualties of modern wars are civilians.
MANY ARE CHILDREN.

THERE IS A SOLUTION TO PART OF THIS PROBLEM, AS PART OF TODAY'S PROBLEM IS TRULY FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS.

IT WOULD BEHOOVE ALL OTHER NATIONS OF EARTH TO GET COMPLETELY OUT

OF THE MIDDLE EAST, TO CEASE ALL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH ALL NATIONS

AT WAR THERE, TO STOP INTERFERING WITH WHAT THOSE PEOPLE

MOST DESIRE, TO STOP TRADING WITH THEM, STOP ARMING THEM,

STOP CLAIMING TO RUN TO THEIR RESCUE, STOP THE IMPERIALISM, STOP IT ALL.


THE WORLD MUST ACCEPT THE ETERNAL KILLING, THE ETERNAL STRIFE,

THE ETERNAL HATE AND JUST LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST COMPLETELY ALONE

TO WORK OUT  ITS OWN INTERNAL PROBLEMS.


WHILE THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE FROM 'DER SPIEGEL' IS 100% SPOT-ON, IT APPLIES ONLY TO THE PAST 100 YEARS.

WHILE
FOREIGN IMPERIALISM IS MOST DEFINITELY TO BLAME FOR THE
CURRENT "LINES IN THE SAND", EUROPEAN AND U.S. AND ASIAN INTERFERENCE OF THE 19th, 20th, AND 21st CENTURIES DOES NOT
IN ANY WAY EXPLAIN THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF DEDICATED SAVAGERY
AND BLOODSHED IN THAT REGION.

World War I Led to a Century of Violence in the Middle East

"World War I may have ended in 1918, but the violence it triggered in the
Middle East still hasn't come to an end. Arbitrary borders drawn by
self-interested imperial powers left a legacy that the region has not been
able to overcome.

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history?
Pretty much everyone.
Egyptians, Assyrians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians,
Europeans...the list goes on.

PERHAPS THE QUESTION WE SHOULD BE ASKING IS WHY DOES ANYONE WANT TO CONTROL OTHER NATIONS.

WHAT DRIVES THE DESIRE TO DOMINATE, TO CONQUER, TO SUBJUGATE?

WHAT REALLY FUELS THE CIVIL WARS, THE NEVER-ENDING WAR BETWEEN SUNNIS AND SHIITE, BETWEEN ARABS AND JEWS, BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS? 

VERY FEW PEOPLE REALIZE THAT A MAN WHO HAS BEEN TOUTED AS A "SAVIOR OF THE MIDDLE EAST" WAS ACTUALLY A SPY FOR BRITAIN AND SAW HOW THE INTERNAL CONFLICTS MIGHT BE USED TO CONTROL THE REGION.

That British archeologist and secret agent, Thomas Edward Lawrence, would go down in history as "Lawrence of Arabia".

In a dispatch sent in early 1916, wrote that the Arab revolt would be useful to the British Empire because, "it marches with our immediate aims, the break-up of the Islamic 'bloc' and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire."

But in no way were the British thinking of the kind of united Arab state that House of Saud's Hussein and his sons dreamed of. "The states the Sharifs would set up to succeed the Turks would be … harmless to ourselves…. The Arabs are even less stable than the Turks. If properly handled they would remain in a state of political mosaic, a tissue of small jealous principalities incapable of cohesion." 
 

OLD LAWRENCE MERELY CALLED IT AS HE SAW IT.
THE REPUTATIONS OF THE "SONS OF ABRAHAM" PRECEDE THEM, NO MATTER THE CENTURY, NO MATTER THE EXCUSES, IT REMAINS AS IT HAS BEEN.

Look at Iraq, where death has once again become commonplace because of in-fighting.
There were over 8,200 fatalities last year alone ... "brother against brother".
It's the same everywhere in the Middle East.

IT AMAZES ME THAT SO FEW IN THE PRESS MENTION WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BEGIN THE CURRENT DIVISION, HOSTILITIES AND BORDER WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

IT WAS A BARELY-KNOWN THING CALLED THE KING-CRANE REPORT AND CAME ABOUT AFTER WOODROW WILSON WAS LET IN ON THE SECRET "SYKES-PICOT AGREEMENT" THAT WOULD REPLACE THE BALFOUR DECLARATION AND WHICH CAUSED THE ENSUING DISPUTE BETWEEN FRANCE AND BRITAIN.

In October of 1918, World War I came to an end in the region with the Armistice of Mudros. The Ottoman Empire had been defeated and, with the exception of Anatolia, was divided among the victors and their allies. The "peace to end all peace" was forced upon the Middle East -- for an entire century.

When US President Wilson arrived in Paris in early 1919 for peace negotiations with British premier Lloyd George and French leader Clemenceau, he not only became aware of the very secretive "Sykes-Picot Agreement", he also became witness to what, for him, was an unexpected show.
The heads of the two victorious powers were deeply divided and engaged in a biting oratorical duel.
The French insisted that they be given the mandate for present-day Lebanon and for the region stretching to the Tigris, including what is now Syria. The Sykes-Picot Agreement, after all, guaranteed them control over the area.

Wilson suggested that the only way the people of the Middle East would accept a French mandate and those of Palestine and Mesopotamia would accept British rule was to find out what people in those regions wanted.

It was a simple and self-evident idea.
ASK THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WOULD ACCEPT.

For two months, the Chicago businessman Charles Crane and the American theologian Henry King traveled through the Middle East and interviewed hundreds of Arab notables.

Although the British and the French did all they could to influence the outcome of the mission, their findings were clear.

Locals in Syria did not want to be part of a French mandate and those in Palestine were uninterested in being included in a British mandate.

London had been successful in preventing the Americans from conducting a survey in Mesopotamia

In August, King and Crane presented their report. They recommended a single mandate covering a unified Syria and Palestine that was to be granted to neutral America instead of to the European colonial powers. Hussein's son Faisal, who they describe as being "tolerant and wise," should become the head of this Arab state.

Today, only Middle East specialists know of the King-Crane Report, but in hindsight it represents one of the biggest lost opportunities in the recent history of the Middle East.

Under pressure from the British and the French, but also because of the serious illness which befell Wilson in September of 1919, the report was hidden away in the archives and only publicly released three years later.

By then, Paris and London had agreed on a new map for the Middle East, which diametrically opposed the recommendations made by King and Crane.

France divided its mandate area into the states of Lebanon and Syria while Great Britain took on the mandate for Mesopotamia, which it later named Iraq -- but not before swallowing up the oil-rich province of Mosul.
Between Syria, Iraq and their mandate area of Palestine, they established a buffer state called Transjordan."


TRANSJORDAN, CARVED FROM PROMISED ISRAELI LAND, WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY TO BE THE NEW "PALESTINE", A PURELY ARAB STATE, DESIGNED TO BE THE HOME OF ALL DISPLACED ARABS WHO DID NOT WANT TO LIVE INSIDE THE NEWLY CREATED STATE OF ISRAEL. 

Two weeks prior to signing the "Faisal-Weizmann Agreement", Emir Faisal (Faysal) stated:

"The two main branches of the Semitic family, Arabs and Jews, understand one another, and I hope that as a result of interchange of ideas at the Peace Conference, which will be guided by ideals of self-determination and nationality, each nation will make definite progress towards the realization of its aspirations. Arabs are not jealous of Zionist Jews, and intend to give them fair play and the Zionist Jews have assured the Nationalist Arabs of their intention to see that they too have fair play in their respective areas. Turkish intrigue in Palestine has raised jealousy between the Jewish colonists and the local peasants, but the mutual understanding of the aims of Arabs and Jews will at once clear away the last trace of this former bitterness, which, indeed, had already practically disappeared before the war by the work of the Arab Secret Revolutionary Committee, which in Syria and elsewhere laid the foundation of the Arab military successes of the past two years."

ON MARCH 3, 1919, FAISAL WROTE:

"The Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our deputation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organization to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper."

ALL THAT CHANGED ALMOST BEFORE THE INK DRIED ON THE "AGREEMENTS".

Transjordan was 'set in stone' in 1923 as a British protectorate to be governed by Abdullah, partly in reward for his agreement not to attack French-held Syria following their expulsion of his brother, Faysal (Faisal) in 1920.

TRANSJORDAN BECAME A HASHEMITE KINGDOM FROM WHICH "PALESTINIANS" WERE BARRED. 
JORDAN'S 'PURGE' OF PALESTINIANS IN 1970 , KNOWN AS "BLACK SEPTEMBER", IN WHICH ARAFAT ESCAPED WITH HIS LIFE, SHOWS US HOW SET AGAINST BECOMING KNOWN AS THE "NEW PALESTINE" JORDAN TRULY IS.


IF THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS IS NOT ENTIRELY POLITICAL, AND IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO BEFORE THERE WAS A BRITAIN, A UNITED STATES, OR FRANCE, IS IT REALLY ALL ABOUT RELIGION, RELIGIOUS SECTS, OR ISLAM VERSUS JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY?

MANY SEE IT AS A PURELY 'RELIGIOUS' CONFLICT RATHER THAN AN ONGOING SIBLING RIVALRY AND WAR BETWEEN RELATIVES. 

I WRITE THE FOLLOWING MERELY TO CLARIFY FOR THOSE WHO SEE THE PROBLEM AS 'RELIGIOUS' THAT RUSSIA AND THE U.S. HAVE NO PART IN THIS CIRCUS.

FROM THAT RELIGIOUS POINT OF VIEW, TURKEY, NOT RUSSIA, BECOMES A VERY IMPORTANT 'PLAYER' IN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BOTH THE MIDDLE EAST AND ACROSS EUROPE. 

WHILE SOME "BIBLE SCHOLARS" WANT TO MAKE RUSSIA INTO "GOG OR MAGOG" WHICH ARE MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE BIBLE,THE SUPREME 'BAD GUYS' IN 'BIBLE PROPHECY' IN TERMS OF THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL AND CONFLICT AMONG MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS, A SIMPLE STUDY OF ANCIENT MAPS SHOWS US THE TRUTH...IT'S TURKEY.





The Oxford Bible Atlas says of Meshech and Tubal that they are, “regions in Asia Minor [Turkey].”

—Hippolytus of Rome, one of the most important Christian theologians of the third century, in his Chronicon, connected Magog to the Galatians in Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey.

—Pliny the Elder a first-century Roman military commander, author, naturalist, and philosopher placed Magog on the border of Syria and modern day Turkey.

—Maimonides, also known as Rambam, the revered Jewish sage, in Hichot Terumot, also identified Magog as being on the border of modern day Turkey.

“Some think they find them [Gog and Magog] afar off, in Scythia, Tartary, and Russia. Others think they find them nearer the land of Israel, in Syria, and Asia the Less [Turkey].”

"Now to the issue of what lands the Assyrians occupied during the reign of King David, when Psalm 83 was written by Asaph. In the previously referenced blog post which took issue with my map of Assyria, the claim is made that Asaph ministered in 900 B.C.
But this is simply not accurate.


King David reigned from roughly 1010-1005 B.C. to 970-965 B.C. as any Bible commentary will verify. Asaph ministered during David’s reign. I identify the Assyria of Asaph’s day, not the Assyria of 70 years later, etc.

THE ROLE OF TURKEY IN MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT.

The territory of Assyria during King David’s reign included a large section of modern day Turkey. For a brief period around 900 B.C. the Assyrian territory shrunk back, but soon returned to the Mediterranean and only expanded westward from there. Any effort to exclude the nation of Turkey from the list of nations in Psalm 83 is simply not in accordance with the historical record."

The Middle East since the beginning of the 20th century: The Map as History.



Constructed from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War, the map of contemporary Arab states in the Middle East resulted from the Great Game played out by the European powers during the 19th century. Victim of international ambitions, but unable to define objectives for its future, the Middle East became vulnerable to conflicts due to its internal difficulties.


ABOVE VIDEO: HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST CONQUESTS OVER THE PAST 5,000 YEARS ...EXPLAINED IN 90 SECONDS.

ANOTHER MAPPED TIMELINE OF THE PAST 3,500 YEARS CAN BE FOUND AT 'TIME MAPS'.

A MORE EXTENSIVE, 15,000-YEAR ACCOUNTING OF THE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST CAN BE SEEN IN QUITE SHORT FORMAT AT
A time-line of the Ancient Middle-East

AS ANYONE CAN CLEARLY SEE, HISTORY HAS REPEATED ITSELF OVER AND OVER, WITH ALMOST NO NATION, NO CULTURE THAT HAS EXISTED THERE OR THAT EXISTS TODAY LEARNING THE DISTINCT LESSONS THAT HISTORY WILL TEACH TO ANY WHO CARE TO LEARN.

RATHER THAN CHOOSE NOT TO REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES, TAKE THE SAME COURSE AGAIN AND AGAIN, EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, WHICH, BY THE WAY, IS A CLINICAL SIGN OF INSANITY, IT SEEMS NO GROUP OF PEOPLE AND NO NATION'S LEADERS ARE WILLING TO TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.

CONTINUED CONFLICT, GIVEN THE WILLFUL CHOICE OF ALL MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS FOR REPETITION OF THOSE SAME MISTAKES, IS GUARANTEED.

THAT TURKEY ALIGNS WITH WHOMEVER IS OFFERING THE CURRENT BEST DEAL (RUSSIA, THE U.S., ANYONE) SHOULD SPEAK VOLUMES AS TO ITS DESTABILIZING NATURE UNDER THE CURRENT MAD-HATTER REGIME.

SO WHO CAN "FIX" THE MIDDLE EAST?

ONLY THOSE WHO LIVE THERE.

ONLY THOSE WHO STRONGLY DESIRE PEACE

ISN'T IT OBVIOUS THAT NONE TRULY DESIRE PEACE AND THAT IS WHY NO PEACE COMES?

WHAT A HUMAN DESIRES MOST, A HUMAN STRUGGLES TO HAVE, DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ATTAIN THAT DREAM, THAT GOAL, THAT DEEPEST DESIRE.

THIS WILL BE MY FINAL BLOG REGARDING THE MIDDLE EAST.

THERE SIMPLY IS NO POINT IN BEATING THAT DEAD HORSE ANY LONGER.

FOR OVER 5,000 YEARS THERE HAS BEEN BLOOD, WITH MORE BLOOD SHED EACH CENTURY.

WE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD SIMPLY MUST ACCEPT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THEY WANT TO KILL ONE ANOTHER AND SO THEY WILL.

THEY WANT WAR AND SO WAR IT IS.

THEY LIKE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OR ELSE THEY WOULD FIND ANY WAY POSSIBLE TO END IT.


LET ME REPEAT MY INITIAL STATEMENT:

IT WOULD BEHOOVE ALL OTHER NATIONS OF EARTH TO GET COMPLETELY OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST, TO CEASE ALL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH ALL NATIONS AT WAR THERE, TO STOP INTERFERING WITH WHAT THOSE PEOPLE MOST DESIRE, TO STOP TRADING WITH THEM, STOP ARMING THEM, STOP CLAIMING TO RUN TO THEIR RESCUE, STOP THE IMPERIALISM, STOP IT ALL.

THE WORLD MUST ACCEPT THE ETERNAL KILLING, THE ETERNAL STRIFE, THE ETERNAL HATE AND JUST LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST COMPLETELY ALONE TO WORK OUT ITS OWN INTERNAL PROBLEMS.

ALL OTHER NATIONS MUST REFUSE TO ALLOW "REFUGEES", ASYLUM-SEEKERS, ANY TRAFFIC AT ALL FROM THOSE LANDS.

LET THE NATIONS AT WAR BURY THEIR OWN DEAD AND ATTEND TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE THE BEST THAT THEY CAN.

ONCE ALL FOREIGN NATIONS HAVE PULLED OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST, NO ONE CAN BLAME ANY FOREIGN NATION FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS THERE.

FOR CENTURIES NOW, MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE EXCUSE THAT THE INTERFERENCE FROM EUROPEAN NATIONS, THE USA, ALL WHO ARE NOT "SONS OF ABRAHAM", IS WHAT HAS CAUSED THE WARS THERE.

THAT'S A LIE.

THE TRUTH IS, THE "SONS OF ABRAHAM" HATE ONE ANOTHER TO THE POINT THAT THEY ARE ALL WILLING TO DIE TRYING TO KILL OFF THE OTHER "SONS".
THEY HAVE KILLED ONE ANOTHER FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
THOSE "SONS OF ABRAHAM" WILL KILL ONE ANOTHER UNTIL NONE REMAIN.

"SO LET IT BE WRITTEN, SO LET IT BE DONE."

BUT THE REST OF THE WORLD MUST GO ON WITH LIFE.





Sunday, November 27, 2016

ELECTION RECOUNT 2016 : UPDATED DECEMBER 1


JILL STEIN AND HILLARY CLINTON MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PUT CLINTON IN OFFICE... LET RECOUNT CHAOS REIGN!
IT'S THE 2000 ELECTION ALL OVER AGAIN...MINUS FLORIDA...SO FAR.

[MY NOTE: UPDATES WILL BE MARKED WITH TRIPLE ASTERISKS ***]
*** AS OF TODAY, DECEMBER 1, NEVADA HAS JOINED THE RECOUNT CIRCUS.

"Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort. De La Fuente finished last in the state but this week requested a recount in Nevada, a state Democrat Hillary Clinton won.

Nevada Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said Wednesday that state law requires the five counties — Carson City, Douglas, Mineral, Nye and Clark — to begin the recount within five days and to complete it within five additional days.

Thorley says if recount results show a discrepancy of at least 1 percent for De La Fuente or Clinton, a full state recount will be launched."


OBAMA SAYS "IT AIN'T SO"....

"The Obama administration is defending the election results, according to Politico, saying, “it has seen no evidence of hackers tampering with the 2016 presidential election” and adding, “We stand behind our election results, which accurately reflect the will of the American people.”."


AS PREDICTED, CLINTON IS CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULTS AND WILL "PARTICIPATE IN RECOUNTS" IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA... FOR NOW.

CLAIMS OF OUTSIDE FORCES HACKING THE VOTING SYSTEM WERE ALREADY DISPROVEN, ACCORDING TO CLINTON'S OWN TEAM.

"Wisconsin's election board on Friday approved the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She has said she wants to guarantee the integrity of the U.S. voting system since computer hacking had marked the Nov. 8 election.

[***BUT A DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN JUDGE DENIED A HAND-COUNTED RECOUNT, DESPITE STEIN SHELLING OUT $3.5 MILLION AND CLINTON SCREAMING FOR A RECOUNT BY HAND. DO THE TWO CRAZIES THINK THEY CAN DELAY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DUE ON THE 19th?
POSSIBLY, THE DREAMERS.]


Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign counsel, said the campaign would take part in the recount in Wisconsin as well as in the other battleground states of Pennsylvania and Michigan if recounts were mounted there.

Elias said in a statement on the 'Medium' website that the Clinton campaign had not planned to seek a recount since its own investigation had failed to turn up any sign of hacking of voting systems."

Stein has raised $5.8 million of the $7 million needed to cover fees and legal costs for the three recounts, according to her campaign website. The deadline for filing a recount bid in Pennsylvania is Monday.

MONDAY?
LET'S WATCH WHAT HAPPENS MONDAY.
SURELY THEY WILL EXTEND THE DEADLINE LONG ENOUGH FOR THE CLINTON CROWD TO FORK OVER A LITTLE CASHOLA TO ENSURE STEIN GETS THOSE RECOUNTS, RIGHT?

***UPDATE, DECEMBER 1, 2016: AS PREDICTED, STEIN SUED FOR PENNSYLVANIA TO DO THE RECOUNT AND "PRIVATE CITIZENS" HAVE ALSO FILED FOR RECOUNTS IN AT LEAST  5 COUNTIES...
"primarily in Philadelphia and Allegheny, Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Pennsylvania has more than 9,000 precincts.


"The Commonwealth Court hearing was scheduled for Dec. 5 in Harrisburg. The court filing on Monday said the 100-plus people attaching their names to the petition believe the election result to be "illegal".

The state's top elections official, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat, said there was no evidence of any sort of cyberattacks or irregularities in the election.
Cortes has said Pennsylvania is immune from hacking because its voting machines and tabulating systems aren't connected to the internet."


SINCE STEIN RAISED OVER $3 MILLION IN JUST ONE DAY, SURELY HILLARY CAN COME UP WITH A LITTLE MORE TO CLENCH THIS RECOUNT.

"The campaign had raised about $5.2 million as of Friday afternoon."

The voting margins make it highly unlikely any recounts would end up giving Clinton a win in all three states, which would be needed for the overall election result to change.

Trump beat Clinton in Pennsylvania by 70,010 votes, in Michigan by 10,704 votes and in Wisconsin by 27,257 votes.


*** UPDATE ON MICHIGAN, DEC. 1: Stein formally requested Wednesday a hand recount of the state’s presidential election, a labor-intensive undertaking that is expected to begin Friday morning and could result in marathon counting sessions until the Dec. 13 deadline.

The Green Party nominee’s attorneys left a $973,250 check at the state Bureau of Elections to cover her legally required fees for seeking a recount of 6,300 precincts.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday the recount cost could total $5 million, leaving the state and county governments on the hook for the remaining $4 million. 

Cost estimates for the recount have varied wildly between Johnson’s estimate of up to $3 million to Michigan GOP attorney Eric Doster’s estimate of $12 million, the cost of a full statewide election."

WOOO-HOOO, MICHIGANERS, EAT IT AND SMILE OR FIGHT HAVING TO PAY STEIN'S AND HILLARY'S TAB.


"Experts urged extra scrutiny of the three states, Stein told CNN on Friday, because their voting systems were seen as vulnerable."

NAME THOSE EXPERTS.
AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE "ELECTION OBSERVERS" AND THE STATES THEMSELVES?
WOULDN'T THEY KNOW IF THEY HAD A HACKER PROBLEM?
DO THEY NEED STEIN AND CLINTON TO TELL THEM THEY HAD A HACKER PROBLEM?
I MUST ASSUME THOSE "EXPERTS" WERE ON THE DEMOCRAT AND/OR GREEN PARTY TEAM.

WE'RE TOLD TODAY THAT STEIN NEEDS $7 MILLION FOR THE THREE RECOUNTS, BUT BACK ON NOVEMBER 23, SHE SAID SHE NEEDED ONLY $2 MILLION FOR ALL THREE AND SHE GOT A MILLION OVER THAT THE FIRST DAY.

TODAY, WE'RE TOLD "EXPERTS" SAID THE THREE STATES WERE HACKED, BUT BACK ON WEDNESDAY STEIN SAID THE VOTERS THOUGHT SO.
WHICH IS IT?

"Citing the dangers of hacked voting machines, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Wednesday that she intends to raise more than $2 million by Friday to initiate vote recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

"After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual e-mail accounts are causing many Americans to wonder if our election results are reliable," Stein said."

WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES WE MAY NEVER KNOW.

***AS OF TODAY, DEC. 1, WE DO KNOW THAT STEIN'S OWN RUNNING MATE DOES NOT APPROVE OF THE RECOUNT.


WHEN I WROTE "WAR IN THE COURTS AFTER ELECTION 2016, NO MATTER WHO WINS", MANY FOUND IT UNLIKELY, EVEN HUMOROUS.

WE SAW ON OCTOBER 31 JUST HOW READY AND WILLING THE DEMOCRATS WERE TO START THE CHALLENGES.

Reuters reported then that the Democrats had already filed election-related FEDERAL lawsuits in four key swing states: Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania — over a week before Election Day.
The Washington Post and ABC, Australia reported the same.

On November 1, in the article "Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime", Bloomberg discussed the armies of lawyers that Clinton and Trump were both assembling for this election.

But Bloomberg also offered this:
"The nation’s capital and 20 states, including a handful of battleground states, call for an automatic recount if the margin is narrow enough, such as 0.5 percent or fewer of the total votes cast in Florida, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."

TRUMP BEAT CLINTON BY MORE THAN THAT 0.5% IN ALL BUT ONE STATE...MICHIGAN.
MICHIGAN HAS ONLY 16 ELECTORAL VOTES, NOT ENOUGH TO GIVE CLINTON THE WIN.

Preliminary vote totals show Republican Donald Trump won all three states, beating Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by a 1 percent margin; in Pennsylvania by 1.2 percent; and in Michigan with a slimmer 0.3 percent lead.

"AUTOMATIC PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RECOUNT STATES" LIST,  FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES TELLS US...
IN MICHIGAN, AUTOMATIC RECOUNT IF A CANDIDATE WINS BY LESS THAN 2,000 VOTES.
TRUMP WON BY OVER 10,000 VOTES.

IN WISCONSIN, THERE IS NO "TRIGGER MARGIN", NO AUTOMATIC RECOUNT.

IN PENNSYLVANIA, THE MARGIN FOR AUTOMATIC RECOUNT IS O.5% OR LESS.
TRUMP WON BY 1.2%.

EACH STATE SETS THE COST OF RECOUNTS.
TWO EXAMPLES OF THE VAST DIFFERENCE OF THOSE COSTS WERE GIVEN BY THE PEW RESEARCH TEAM BACK IN 2004.

"The study found that costs differed greatly depending on the state and local laws and regulations governing the recount process.
In Minnesota, the study estimates that the manual recount cost counties, on average, more than 15 cents per ballot, with total costs surpassing $460,000.In Washington, the manual recount cost counties an average of more than 30 cents per ballot, with total costs just over $900,000

UMMM, JUST YESTERDAY, STEIN'S TEAM ESTIMATED THE WISCONSIN COST OF RECOUNT TO BE $1.1 MILLION.

BUT STATE OFFICIALS SAY A MILLION BUCKS WOULD BE THE MOST SHE MIGHT PAY. 
[AS WE SEE IN THE UPDATE ABOVE, SHE HAD TO PAY $3.5 MILLION FOR A MACHINE-COUNTED RECOUNT, POOR THING.]

"Wisconsin law calls for the state to perform a recount at a candidate's request as long as he or she can pay for it. The state has never performed a presidential recount. Election officials estimate the effort will cost up to $1 million.

Wisconsin has 1,800 election municipalities, many of which have multiple voting machines. And with no Internet connection, those machines would need to be hacked in person. Finally, any potential hacker would have presumably wanted to account for the 200,000 votes that Clinton was expected to win by, according to the final polls.

Wisconsin's Elections Commission says the state uses 90 percent optical-scan ballots, 5 percent hand-count paper ballots, and 5 percent DRE voting machines with a paper trail.

THE 3 STATES HAVE VERY DIFFERENT VOTING METHODS AND A RECOUNT IN PENNSYLVANIA, AS ELECTION OFFICIALS THERE HAVE STATED "WILL BE A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE PENNSYLVANIA HAS NO PAPER TRAIL".


WELL, HERE WE ARE, AS PREDICTED....LET THE MADNESS BEGIN.

AS I SAID BEFORE, JUST IN CASE HILLARY OR TRUMP SHOULD LOSE, THERE WERE SEVERAL PREFABRICATED EXCUSES READIED BY BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND THEIR THOUSANDS OF LAWYERS ARE READY TO OFFER THEM TO EVERY COURT IN AMERICA TO CONTEST ELECTION RESULTS AND POSSIBLY KEEP THE OPPOSING CANDIDATE OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE.

WITH MUCH PRESSURE BEING PUT ON THE "ELECTORS" OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE TO REBEL AND CAST VOTES FOR CLINTON INSTEAD OF TRUMP, MAYBE THE CLINTON TEAM SHOULD HAVE SAVED THEIR MILLIONS FOR RECOUNTS AND "OFFERED INCENTIVES" TO POSSIBLY REBELLIOUS ELECTORS?

Six electors vow to cast ballots against states' popular vote


***UPDATE, DEC. 1: IT'S GETTING VERY WEIRD OUT THERE, FOLKS.

Texas elector quits, says pledge binding and Trump 'not biblical'
Electors meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the District) on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December (Dec. 19th this year), at which time they cast their electoral votes on separate ballots for president and vice president.

IF YOU CAN'T BUY-IN ONE WAY, BUY-IN ANY WAY YOU CAN, RIGHT?
THAT'S JUST POLITICS IN THE USA.

AFTER THE RECOUNTS, AFTER THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES ON DECEMBER 19, WE MAY STILL SEE LEGAL MANEUVERING FOR MONTHS.

"As it currently stands, Donald Trump has won 290 electoral votes, while Clinton has won 232. The results in Michigan, which has 16 electoral votes, remain too close to call."

If Trump fails to win Michigan — an unlikely outcome, as he leads Clinton by more than 11,000 votes — Clinton would still need at least 22 electors to disregard their states' popular vote and pick her over Trump.

EVEN IF SHE DOESN'T GET MICHIGAN'S 16, SHE ONLY NEEDS 38 ELECTORS TO TURN ON TRUMP AND HAND HER THE OVAL OFFICE.

SURELY THERE ARE AT LEAST 50 OR SO WHO WOULD BE HAPPY TO REBEL AGAINST THEIR STATES.
THEY CAN ABSTAIN, EVEN, AND HAND IT TO CLINTON... MAYBE.

"It is extraordinarily rare for an elector to not obey the will of the voters from her or her state. Throughout U.S. history, the highest number of faithless electors occurred in 1808, when six declined to vote for James Madison."

IT'S A MAYBE BECAUSE THE WHOLE SHEBANG WOULD THEN GO TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE KNOW WHO CONTROLS THE HOUSE, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT MANY REPUBLICANS IN THAT HOUSE ARE VERY ANTI-TRUMP.

I HOPE SOMEONE, ANYONE, IS WATCHING THE BANK ACCOUNTS AND MAJOR PURCHASES OF ALL THE ELECTORS VERY CLOSELY FOR THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, AT LEAST.

THEN AGAIN, A SELL-OUT MIGHT BE ABLE TO WAIT 3, 4, EVEN MORE YEARS BEFORE SPENDING AN "INCENTIVE" TO CHANGE HIS/HER VOTE, YES?

IT'S AN ASYLUM HERE IN AMERICA, FOLKS.
IT'S LUNATICS VERSUS LUNATICS AND WE'LL GET ONE OF THEM, EVENTUALLY, MAYBE, AS PRESIDENT.

HONESTLY, IF CLINTON DID INDEED WIN THE POPULAR VOTE,SHE SHOULD TAKE THE PRIZE.

I SHUDDER TO THINK OF EITHER OF THESE CLOWNS AS PRESIDENT.


THE THING NOBODY IN THE MAJOR NEWS MEDIA IS TALKING ABOUT ARE THE MILLIONS OF VOTES SOME SAY WERE CAST THAT WEREN'T VALID, WEREN'T LEGAL VOTES, WERE VOTES BY "NON-CITIZENS".

POLITIFACTS, AND OTHER SUCH SITES, DOES NOT ABSOLUTELY RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT FRAUDULENT VOTING MIGHT ACCOUNT FOR A FEW MILLION OF CLINTON'S VOTES, BUT THEY SAY IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE THAT MILLIONS OF VOTES WERE INVALID.

NOR HAS ANYONE IN MAJOR MEDIA MENTIONED THE FOLLOWING FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW:

"The New York Times estimated on November 12 that there are 7 million uncounted ballots in the country.

We think there are 7 million votes left. Will be highest turnout ever, in raw numbers https://t.co/Wi3fCmKBPY

— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 12, 2016

On November 10, two days after the election, The Los Angeles Times reported that California still had not counted 4 million ballots, a number expected to grow.

(See a state-by-state popular vote list here.)

You can get a full list of each state’s electors here. In some states, they are party activists, making it a far tougher and more remote task that they could flip.

ONLY TIME WILL TELL US THE OUTCOME, BUT, GIVEN THE SHOWING OF OUR MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA THIS ELECTION AND FOR THE PAST50 YEARS OR SO, WE JUST WON'T EVER KNOW THE REAL FACTS UNLESS WE GET A WHISTLEBLOWER.



Friday, November 25, 2016

OVER 160 INJURED AT DAKOTA PIPELINE PROTEST, 13-YEAR-OLD SHOT IN THE FACE, 22-YEAR-OLD MAY LOSE AN ARM


THE LAKOTA PEOPLE AND THEIR SUPPORTERS ONCE AGAIN FACE RAZOR WIRE AND RIOT GEAR, NIGHT-LONG FLY-OVERS BY HELICOPTERS AT CAMPSITES, WATER CANNONS USED ON CROWD IN FREEZING TEMPERATURE, RUBBER BULLETS SHOT INTO FACES, HEADS, CHESTS, LIVE AMMO USED ON HORSES WITH ONE HORSE KILLED, SEVERAL TEENS AND ELDERLY SERIOUSLY INJURED, BROKEN BONES, EYE INJURIES, MANY IN INTENSIVE CARE, ATTACKED BY DOGS, TEAR GAS, TASER, HORSEBACK RIDERS RUN DOWN BY ARMORED VEHICLES, ELDERS DRAGGED FROM PRAYER CIRCLES, SOUND WEAPONS USED, RIOT STICKS USED, WOMEN STRIPPED, NUMBERED, THROWN IN DOG KENNELS, A 22-YEAR-OLD MAY LOSE HER ARM FROM A CONCUSSION GRENADE LAUNCHED DIRECTLY AT HER...

WHY?
FOR TRYING TO DO WHAT THE CITY OF BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA AND OTHERS  HAVE DONE...STOP THE CANADIAN-OWNED PIPELINE FROM CARRYING DIRTY CANADIAN SHALE OIL AND CROSSING NEAR THEIR HOMES, KEEP IT FROM RUINING THEIR WATER AND ENVIRONMENT.




GUARDIAN, U.K.
THE GUARDIAN HAS A 1:26 VIDEO SHOWING THE POLICE DID INDEED USE WATER CANNONS. THIS MEANS THE SHERIFF SPOKESMAN LIED WHEN HE SAID THEY DID NOT.
WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY LIED ABOUT?


CHICAGO TRIBUNE ALSO SHOWED WATER CANNON, NOT A "FINE MIST" BEING USED ON PROTESTERS.

IT WAS 22-26 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT THAT NIGHT, BELOW FREEZING.

Nov 21, 2016 ·DAILYKOS

Last night, November 20, millions of people around the world watched independent media coverage of the over-militarized North Dakota police force endangering the lives of hundreds of people opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In October, a police barricade was set-up with military vehicles chained to concrete barriers on a bridge on Highway 1806, north of the pipeline opposition camps, cutting off vital transportation access for local residents and businesses in and around the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Early last night the Water Protectors attempted to remove the blockade. Police said they would at some point open the road after their October 27 raid and demolition of the protectors’ camp set up adjacent to the blockade.
The camp was on an easement granted to the pipeline builder, land that was taken from the various Sioux bands in violation of the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty.

The Water Protectors were met with hundreds of riot police, military vehicles with Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), water cannons, tear-gas canisters, high-pressure pepper spray and rubber bullets.

The temperature was 26° Fahrenheit and rapidly dropping as hundreds of people were drenched with icy water.
Police tear-gas canisters were tossed into the crowd, some were lobbed back.

A large crowd on a bridge were unable to disperse and were forced to inhale too much gas. Many people started vomiting and losing bowel and bladder control from the coughing.

The water cannons were in use for more than five hours along with intermittent fire of rubber bullets, gas canisters and pepper spray.

NBC and other media used the Morton County Sheriff’s office for their reports last night, incorrectly describing the events, which can be refuted by watching the actual video footage live-streamed into Facebook and now uploaded to YouTube.

Native social media is planning a Media Must Report Twitterstorm because reporting verbatim the false narrative given by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department is not thorough reporting.
YOU can help by participating.

The sheriff’s department told the media that fires were started by the Water Protectors, when, in fact, they were started when deputies shot flash grenades around the blockade.
The Water Protectors put out those fires.

The most obvious police lie was that they didn’t use water cannons on the people but were were trying to put out the fire. Contained fires well away from the front line were started to keep people warm. Water cannons could not reach these fires.

[Media] obtained photos of a woman with her flesh torn away from her forearm, exposing the bone. (Photos showing this have been removed from Facebook).
There is video documentation of head wounds from rubber bullets.

One of the victims was a 13-year-old girl shot in the face.


National Lawyers Guild legal observers on the front lines have confirmed that multiple people were unconscious and bleeding after being shot in the head with rubber bullets.

"Standing Rock is the moral center of the nation right now; the real question is why there's no response from the White House to the kind of abuses that would make us protest loudly if they happened abroad," Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, said.
"This is America's oldest shame, and it's sad that we're still seeing it in the waning days of the Obama presidency."

• 20 gas canisters were released in a small area (the bridge) in less than five minutes.

• The legal observation team witnessed one person go into a seizure.

• Canisters fired at medic area near the front line.

• One elder went into cardiac arrest but was revived at the scene.

• Nightly fly-overs continue at the main camp intending to create an atmosphere of fear and chaos but the camp is responding with calmness.

Sophia Wilansky, an ally from New York, is facing possible arm amputation tonight. She was hit with a concussion grenade as she was handing out bottled water to the front line at Standing Rock last night.

Water Cannons Fired at Water Protectors, Hundreds Injured

Police Attack Unarmed Water Protectors w/ Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and Water Cannons; 160+ injured
.


November 23, 2016
13-YEAR-OLD GIRL SHOT IN THE FACE.

"According to reports, authorities used such forces in an attempt to clear Highway 1806. It was not stated if the 13-year-old girl was shot in the face with a rubber bullet or live ammunition.

Medics on the scene were also deployed to help those injured.

Initially, the head medic at the Oceti Sakowin camp said that 167 people were injured.

Three of them are elders and seven had to be hospitalized.

One of the elders injured had a cardiac ,that is why emergency medics performed CPR on the person. The person was resuscitated at the scene but is now in the hospital and remains to be under critical condition.

Another emergency medic team reported that hundreds of the protestors went to the gymnasium at the Oceti Sakowin camp and most of them suffered from hypothermia and blunt trauma because the heads and the legs were targeted in the water cannon attacks.

Some also suffered from contamination from the tear gas used.

Indigenous Environmental Network, Honor the Earth, and Sacred Stone Camp said in a joint statement, “Some flares shot by law enforcement started grass fires which were ignored by the water cannons and had to be extinguished by water protectors. Law enforcement also shot down three media drones and targeted journalists with 'less lethal rounds'.

National Lawyers Guild legal observers on the front lines have confirmed that multiple people were unconscious and bleeding after being shot in the head with rubber bullets.”

UPDATE: Tuesday, November, 22, 2016

Standing Rock Police Attack Protesters Again: ‘He Just Smiled and Shot Both My Kneecaps’ ... Report from the Daily Beast.



Nov 03, 2016
Here is a Crow Creek Spirit rider being chased down by DAPL security last Thursday. “You can see the courage and strength both riders and horses have! They escaped and made it home safely,” says Greg Grey Cloud. One buckskin horse made it back to camp  his human with a tranquilizer dart stuck in his flank, says Grey Cloud in a video posted on his Facebook page.

TEENAGE RIDER SHOT FOUR TIMES AT CLOSE RANGE WITH RUBBER BULLETS, TWO HORSES SHOT WITH LIVE ROUNDS, ONE HORSE DIED.

One rider was reportedly hit with up to four rubber bullets and his horse was reported to be hit in the legs by live rounds. Another horse was shot and did not survive."

"A 21-year-old woman was severely injured and may lose her arm after being hit by a projectile when North Dakota law enforcement officers turned a water cannon on Dakota Access pipeline protesters and threw “less-than-lethal” weapons, according to the woman’s father.

Sophia Wilansky was one of several hundred protesters injured during the standoff with police on Sunday on a bridge near the site where the pipeline is planned to cross under the Missouri river.

Journalist Ryan Vizzions posted graphic photos of 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky’s injuries on Facebook Monday, showing her blood and exposed broken bones. He wrote that a “concussion grenade” hit Wilansky on Sunday night, when police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water against pipeline opponents in sub-freezing temperatures.

A press release from the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council corroborated Vizzions’ report, saying that “several eye-witnesses” reported that authorities were throwing concussion grenades. Fragments of some foreign material were found in Wilansky’s wound, Linda Black Elk of the Medic & Healer Council told The Huffington Post.

Wayne Wilansky, Sophia’s father, told The Guardian that his daughter was in surgery for eight hours on Monday and said it’s possible her arm may need to be amputated.

“The best-case scenario is no pain and 10-20 percent functionality,” he said.

“grenade pieces have been removed from her arm in surgery and will be saved for legal proceedings”.

President Obama, They Shoot Horses And Teenage Boys On The Dakota Access Pipeline

[AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT FROM HUFFPOST]

"They are herded into dog kennels at Fort Rice and the insides of their arms are marked with a number in black ink. Women suffer broken bones from batons wielded by police officers and deputies.

How do you feel when you watch this Mr. Obama? Do the words of Floris White Bull recalling the traumatic experiences of people violently removed from camp and being caged in dog kennels move you in any way? Does it occur to you to call Attorney General Loretta Lynch into your office and demand that she look into this?

Did your staff include the LA Times article in your morning briefing?

Did you cry when you heard a young rider was shot off his beautiful bay quarter horse by more than one of those “non-lethal” rubber bullets?

Did Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier inform you, Mr. President, you who held babies in your arms at Standing Rock, that these are “non-lethal” rubber bullets?

In fact in a PubMed article, “Death Following Rubber Bullet Wounds to the Chest,” a different story emerges."


AS THE GUARDIAN REPORTED, NOV. 22:

"The activists, who call themselves “water protectors”, have faced a heavily militarised police force.

More than 400 protesters have been arrested by law enforcement officers who have deployed pepper spray, teargas, rubber bullets, Tasers, sound weapons and other “less-than-lethal” methods.

Following Sunday’s confrontation 26 protesters were taken to hospital and more than 300 injured, according to the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council. Most of the injured had hypothermia after being hit by a water cannon in below-freezing weather.

Private security guards who deployed guard dogs on protesters were not properly licensed and could face criminal charges, according to an investigation.

The Native American-led protests of the Dakota access pipeline received national attention in September when officers allegedly pepper-sprayed activists while guard dogs attacked protesters in a confrontation that was caught on video by the news program Democracy Now!"

THE VIDEO, LIKE OTHERS, CLEARLY SHOWS "LAW ENFORCEMENT" GRABBING PROTESTERS RANDOMLY FROM THE CROWD AND USING RIOT STICKS ON THEM. MANY INJURIES, BROKEN TEETH, CONCUSSIONS, ETC.

OTHER VIDEOS SHOW "LAW ENFORCEMENT" DRAGGING ELDERLY LAKOTA FROM A PRAYER CIRCLE AND SLINGING THEM TO THE GROUND.

Leota Eastman Iron Cloud, a Native American activist from South Dakota who has been at the protests for months, told the Guardian,“We are here in prayer, and they came for war,” she said, explaining that she continued protesting even after she was hit with pepper spray. “I can’t believe that people out there can actually do this to other human beings.”
Iron Cloud said the conflict with the dogs was harrowing. “I was face to face with the security guards and the dogs,” she said, adding that at the time of the protest, construction workers were “bulldozing sacred ground”.

The tribe and other environmental and indigenous rights’ activists have argued that the planned $3.7bn oil pipeline, which would transport fracked crude from North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago, poses a major threat to the local water supply and to the cultural heritage of the Native Americans.

Opponents have challenged the project in court with little success. But the federal government, which provided initial approval of construction, announced last month that it would reassess its decision and delay issuing permits."

WHAT THAT ARTICLE DOES NOT SAY IS THAT THE CITY OF BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA DID SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT THE PIPELINE BEING LAID NEAR THEIR CITY, WHICH IS WHAT PUSHED THE LOCATION WHERE THE PROTESTERS ARE TODAY.
BISMARK OFFERED THE SAME ARGUMENT AS THE LAKOTA, THAT A RUPTURE OR LEAK IN THE PIPELINE WOULD DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR WATER SUPPLY AND WOULD CREATE ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE.

THE PIPELINE COMPANY HAS DUG UP INDIGENOUS GRAVES AND MOVED BODIES FROM THE SITE AND HAVE ALSO DESTROYED ANCIENT SACRED SITES ALONG ITS ROUTE.

ALTHOUGH THESE ATROCITIES WERE NOT COMMITTED ON "INDIAN LAND" BUT ON LAND ONCE OCCUPIED BY THE TRIBES, IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE "RESERVATION", THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE TRIBE IS AFFECTED BY WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE AND THEIR FRESH WATER SOURCE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT IS JUST AS MUCH IN DANGER AS BISMARK'S WAS.

THEY SIMPLY DON'T HAVE THE BIG MONEY AND LAWYERS TO FIGHT THE PIPELINE IN COURT LIKE THE CITY DID.

JOURNALISTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND THEIR CAMERAS CONFISCATED OR DAMAGED.
WHY?
WHAT IS IT THAT THE POLICE, PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS, PIPELINE COMPANY DON'T WANT THE WORLD TO SEE?

STILL, VIDEOS AND PHOTOS BY JOURNALISTS DO EXIST TO SHOW THE TRUTH, TO SHOW ANY COURT WHO WILL LOOK AT THEM HOW THE LAKOTA PEOPLE AND OTHER PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN TREATED SINCE DAY 1.

THOSE RECORDS OF THIS PROTEST CAN PROVE THAT WHAT THE PEOPLE HAVE SAID IS TRUE AND THAT WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DENIED IS A LIE.

RECENTLY, WHEN IRATE DEMOCRAT PROTESTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS, STARTED FIRES, DESTROYED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PRIVATE PROPERTY, BURNED THE AMERICAN FLAG, ATTACKED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED WOMEN AND THE ELDERLY, PUNCHED A POLICE HORSE, ATTACKED MOTORISTS WHO HAD TRUMP BUMPER STICKERS, BLOCKED TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, THERE WERE NO WATER CANNONS ACOUSTIC WEAPONS, TEAR GAS, COMBUSTION GRENADES OR RIOT STICKS USED TO STOP THEM AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTED EVERY SKIRMISH BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND BYSTANDERS WITH GLEE, MADE EXCUSES FOR THEIR LAWLESSNESS, AND EVEN ENCOURAGED THEM TO CONTINUE.

WHAT'S THE BIG DIFFERENCE?

THESE ARE "INDIANS", "NATIVE AMERICANS", DESCENDANTS OF THE VICTIMS OF THE "AMERICAN HOLOCAUST", OF GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE INDIAN WARS ARE NOT OVER IN AMERICA... SOME ARE STILL SHOOTING AND BRUTALIZING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AS IF IT WERE THE 1700s ALL OVER AGAIN.

WHEN WILL THEY SEND IN THE SMALLPOX BLANKETS?
WHEN WILL THE CAVALRY ARRIVE FOR THE MASSACRE?


THIS TIME WE HAVE PROOF OF THE ATTACKS, THE ONGOING WAR AGAINST THESE PEOPLE.
AND THAT IS WHAT THE "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS" DON'T WANT SHOWN, DON'T WANT PUBLICIZED.

"For the past seven months, members of the Sioux Nation at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota have been fighting for their way of life by protesting the planned construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

 Armed with a 4x5 large-format camera and audio equipment, New York City-based photographer Chris Callaway has documented in intimate portraits and audio interviews the stories of these protesters.
The images and audio capture the movement that has drawn people from around the world to help protect the lands that the Sioux Nation holds so dear."

THERE ARE NUMEROUS YOUTUBE VIDEOS AS WELL, FACEBOOK PAGES, TWITTER TWEETS, ALL SHOWING THE TRUTH, THE VERY UGLY TRUTH... THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS STILL AT WAR WITH THE INDIGENOUS TRIBES AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND MOST OF CONGRESS, BY THEIR SILENCE, APPROVE THIS WAR.

THE COMPANY LAYING THAT PIPELINE IS NOT AMERICAN, THE OIL THAT WILL FLOW THROUGH IT COMES FROM CANADA, AND EXPERTS HAVE SAID ALL ALONG THAT IT ISN'T WORTH IT AND ISN'T NECESSARY.
THE NEW YORK TIME REPORTED:

"Pipeline spills and ruptures occur regularly. Sometimes the leaks are small, and sometimes they are catastrophic gushers. In 2013, a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in North Dakota broke open and spilled 865,000 gallons of oil onto a farm. In 2010, an Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped more than 843,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, resulting in a cleanup that lasted years and cost more than a billion dollars, according to Inside Climate News.

In a 2012 examination of pipeline safety, ProPublica reported that more than half of the country’s pipelines were at least 50 years old. Critics cited aging pipelines and scant federal oversight as factors that put public health and the environment at risk."


ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE...
"In a plea for President Barack Obama to support protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline, one member of the affected Sioux tribe reminded him about their personal encounters two years ago.

Kendrick Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation at Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, addresses Obama directly in a video from filmmakers Lori Woodley, Doug McLea and Jonathan Klett uploaded to YouTube this week. Eagle, one of the pipeline protestors from more than 200 other Native American tribes, first met the president when he visited the reservation in 2014."


SINCE DONALD TRUMP OWNS STOCK IN THAT PIPELINE, YOU CAN COUNT ON IT GOING THROUGH ONCE HE'S IN OFFICE.

SINCE OBAMA HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON THIS, THE PEOPLE STANDING TO PROTECT WHAT LITTLE THEY HAVE LEFT CAN FORGET PRESIDENTIAL HELP TO STOP THE THING.


SAME STORY AS ALWAYS IN AMERICA... PUSH THE "INDIANS" ASIDE, TAKE THEIR LAND, DESTROY EVERYTHING THEY VALUE, EVERYTHING THEY NEED.

TO HELL WITH THE TRIBES, LET'S HELP BIG OIL, RIGHT?

WHO CARES?

TOO FEW....AS ALWAYS.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

GEERT WILDERS AND THE LOSS OF FREE SPEECH



AN UPSIDE DOWN FLAG SYMBOLIZES A SHIP IN DISTRESS ON THE HIGH SEAS...A NATION IN DISTRESS WHEN WE DISPLAY IT AS ABOVE.

GEERT WILDERS' TRIAL IN THE NETHERLANDS HAS DRAWN TO A CLOSE WITH A VERDICT PROMISED BY DECEMBER 9. PROSECUTORS HAVE DEMANDED HE PAY A USD $5,300 FINE FOR "HATE SPEECH AND "DISCRIMINATORY REMARKS".
WHAT'S REALLY ON TRIAL IS OUR RIGHT TO OUR OWN OPINION AND THE RIGHT TO VOICE THAT OPINION, NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT DIFFERS FROM WHAT IS CONSIDERED "POLITICALLY CORRECT". 

WE'VE ALL SEEN SOME OF THOSE GATHERED AT "BLACK LIVES MATTERS" HOLDING SIGNS THAT SAY "KILLER COPS MUST DIE", ETC, AND  HOW MANY TOOK TO TWITTER TO PRAISE THE MURDER OF THE DALLAS POLICEMEN, AND WE'VE SEEN WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH ADVOCATE THE DEATHS OF ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL, SEEN THEIR "ANTI-GAY PROTESTS"
WE'VE SEEN ANTI-AMERICA PROTESTS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE, INCLUDING HERE IN AMERICA.

PEOPLE HERE HAVE PROTESTED AGAINST CHRISTIANITY AND ANYTHING CONNECTED TO THE CHRISTIAN IDEOLOGY.


BUT WHEN SOMEONE LIKE WILDERS SPEAKS HIS MIND, IT BECOMES "HATE SPEECH"?

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?


WELL, IT'S MADE HIM THE LEADING CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTER IN THE NETHERLANDS SINCE HE WAS DRAGGED INTO COURT.


A LOT OF AMERICANS, MAINLY 'WHITE' AMERICANS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST "POLITICALLY INCORRECT" SUBJECTS, SUBJECTS THAT ARE "TABOO" TO THE OTHER HALF OF AMERICANS WHO CAN JUSTIFY THE ABOVE BUT NOT JUSTIFY THOSE LIKE WILDERS, CAN IDENTIFY WITH WHAT HE'S GOING THROUGH, BECAUSE, FOR MUCH OF AMERICA...

Americans Have Lost VIRTUALLY ALL of Our Constitutional Rights

First Amendment :

The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "

The Supreme Court has also interpreted the First Amendment as protecting freedom of association.

THE SUPREME COURT HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO "INTERPRET" THE CONSTITUTION AND CHANGE ITS MEANING.

However, the government is arresting those speaking out … and violently crushing peaceful assemblies which attempt to petition the government for redress.

A federal judge found that the law allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a “chilling effect” on free speech. And see this and this. There are also enacted laws allowing the secret service to arrest anyone protesting near the president or other designated folks (that might explain incidents like this).

And 1st Amendment rights are especially chilled when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.

The government claims the right to assassinate or indefinitely detain any American citizen without any due process. And see this.

As such, the government is certainly depriving people of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

And government whistleblowers are being cruelly and unusually punished with unduly harsh sentences meant to intimidate anyone else from speaking out.

Today, most Americans believe that the government is threatening – rather than protecting – freedom. We’ve become more afraid of our government than of terrorists, and believe that the government is no longer acting with the “consent of the governed“.

Indeed, the federal government is doing everything it can to stick its nose into every aspect of our lives … and act like Big Brother.

Conclusion: While a few of the liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights still exist, the vast majority are under heavy assault."




[URL: https://youtu.be/Qb8AaatMO3Y]

THE ABOVE VIDEO IS OF GEERT WILDERS' CLOSING STATEMENT TO THE "COURT" A SHORT TIME AGO, FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW AT END OF THIS BLOG.

Geert Wilders on Trial Again: “I Cannot Take Back the Truth”

"Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, is currently enduring his third trial for “hate speech”. The first time a mistrial was declared after it was revealed that one of the judges may have attempted to suborn one of the defense witnesses. The second time Mr. Wilders was acquitted.

This time he is being prosecuted for asking his supporters whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in their country. Due to security concerns, the trial is taking place in a high-security courtroom at Schiphol Airport. The proceedings opened on Friday, September 23, 2016."

THAT WEBSITE HAS THE FULL TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO OF WILDERS' OPENING STATEMENT TO THE "COURT".

THE TEA ROOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHING THE LOSS OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA FOR YEARS NOW, BUT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS, I HAVE BEEN HOPING TO POST WHAT I'VE MOST RECENTLY FOUND, QUITE SHOCKING THINGS.

HOWEVER, THE MORE I RESEARCH, THE MORE I FIND, UNTIL THERE SEEMS NO END TO THE FLURRY OF ACTIVITY TO TAKE AWAY FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS THE LAST VESTIGES OF THIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

THE FINAL ILLUSION THAT WE STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH WILL SOON GO THE WAY OF THE WIND.
WHY BOTHER HIDING ITS DEMISE?

WE'VE SO SURPASSED THE ORWELLIAN SOCIETY IN THE BOOK "1984" IN SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL OF THE AMERICAN POPULACE THAT IT JUST ISN'T NECESSARY ANYMORE TO TRY TO FOOL THE MASSES, TO TRY TO CONVINCE THEM THAT THEY STILL HAVE A SEMBLANCE OF FREE SPEECH, STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS, NO MATTER WHAT THOSE OPINIONS ARE OR WHOM THEY "OFFEND".

IT'S CALLED BY MANY NAMES, THIS THEFT OF FREE SPEECH AND ALL THAT GOES WITH IT.

WE CALL IT "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS", "TOLERANCE", "PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE", JUST TO NAME A FEW, BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT FORBIDDING SOME SOVEREIGN AMERICAN CITIZENS FROM VOICING THEIR THOUGHTS, THEIR DISAGREEMENTS WITH THE "SYSTEM", THE "ESTABLISHMENT", "THE FEDS", BUT ALLOWING OTHERS TO SAY WHAT THEY PLEASE, PROTEST AGAINST ANYTHING THEY CHOOSE TO.

GEERT WILDERS IN ON TRIAL FOR THE THIRD TIME BECAUSE HE VOICED HIS OWN OPINIONS AND, OBVIOUSLY, ALMOST HALF OF THE PEOPLE IN THE NETHERLANDS HOLD THE SAME OPINION.
MAYBE THAT'S WHY WILDERS IS ON TRIAL?
TO STOP ALL THOSE OTHER PEOPLE FROM VOICING THEIR OPINIONS AS WELL?
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HE SAID WHAT HE WAS THINKING, HE DARED SPEAK HIS PERSONAL BELIEFS.

HE'S BEEN BRANDED A "RACIST", A "HATE-MONGER" AND A DANGER TO SOCIETY.


I DECIDED TO TRY TO SEE HOW MANY OF MY READERS ACROSS THIS GLOBE AGREE WITH OUR RIGHT TO VOICE OUR OPINIONS, TO FREELY SPEAK OUR MINDS AND TO HELL WITH WHETHER OR NOT THAT OFFENDS OTHERS.

OR, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOULD WE "SELF-CENSOR", TIPTOE THROUGH LIFE QUIETLY, MAYBE COMPLETELY QUIETLY, KEEP OUR BELIEFS TO OURSELVES SO AS NOT TO ROCK THE SOCIETAL BOAT, SO AS NOT TO OFFEND SOME PERSON OR GROUP OF PEOPLE OR GOVERNMENT OR AGENCY OR RELIGIOUS SYSTEM... ETC, AD NAUSEAM?

AMERICA HAS A LONG HISTORY OF SILENCING DISSENTERS, OF SHUTTING THE MOUTHS AND MINDS OF CITIZENS WHO DIDN'T AND DON'T AGREE WITH FEDERAL POLICY, LAWS, ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS "PATRIOTIC AMERICANISM".

REMEMBER THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11 WHEN A FAIRLY LARGE NUMBER OF AMERICANS DIDN'T AGREE WITH THAT "PATRIOT ACT" AND THE LICENSED FONDLING OF AMERICANS AT AIRPORTS, THE PRIVACY INVASION BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, OR THE WARRANTLESS SEARCHES, THE LISTS OF "POSSIBLE TERRORISTS", THE VERY FAULTY "NO-FLY LIST" THAT INCLUDED BABIES, TODDLERS, NUNS AND CLERGY, ETC.

SEE ALSO;
No-fly list nightmares: The program's most embarrassing mistakes

FREE SPEECH IS CONSIDERED AN OBSCENITY AND A THREAT BY GOVERNMENTS HELL-BENT ON TYRANNY.

WELL, ENTER GEERT WILDERS, FOR A THIRD GO-'ROUND WITH THE POWERS THAT BE IN HIS HOME COUNTRY, THE NETHERLANDS.

IF YOU AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH HIS STORY, DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR HIS NAME.
THAT WILL DO TWO THINGS: (1) INFORM YOU OF WHAT THE MAN HAS ENDURED AND (2) ALSO HELP GOOGLE KEEP THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY INFORMED AS TO WHAT YOU'RE SEARCHING FOR, YOU "POTENTIAL TERRORISTS", YOU ANTI-AMERICAN SCUM, YOU MENACE TO SOCIETY, YOU WHO VALUE FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO PERSONAL OPINION.

I READ WILDERS' SPEECH BEFORE THE SO-CALLED "COURT" OVER THERE AND APPRECIATED IT SO MUCH THAT I WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH AS MANY AS I CAN, SO I BEGIN HERE.


I'M NOT CALLING THE MAN A "HERO" NOR DO I ASSUME TO KNOW HIS 'HEART', HIS AGENDA, ANYTHING MUCH ABOUT HIM AT ALL BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THE MAN.

I MERELY APPRECIATE ANYONE WHO STANDS FOR SOMETHING TO THE POINT THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO RISK THEIR FREEDOM AND BE FINED, OR GO TO PRISON, OR WHO IS WILLING TO DIE FOR STATING THE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY A PERSONAL TRUTH.

AGAIN, I WOULD POINT TO THE VAST DIFFERENCE IN HOW LAW ENFORCEMENT HANDLED THE RECENT VIOLENT PROTESTS BY IRATE DEMOCRATS AFTER THE ELECTION AS COMPARED TO WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO ARE PROTESTING THE DAKOTA PIPELINE.

WHAT APPLIES TO ONE GROUP MUST APPLY TO ALL.
IF IT'S OKAY FOR ONE GROUP TO PROTEST WITH SIGNS AND SLOGANS AND CHANTS THAT DAMN AMERICA TO HELL, IT MUST ALSO BE OKAY FOR AMERICANS, ALL AMERICANS, TO DO THE SAME IF THEY CHOOSE TO DAMN ANYONE TO HELL.

THAT SEEMS "EXTREME", WRONG, REPREHENSIBLE, I KNOW, BUT IF THE SAME RULE DOES NOT APPLY TO ALL, WHAT HAVE WE BECOME?


IF ONE GROUP CAN'T MARCH UNMOLESTED ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET PROTESTING MISTREATMENT OF GAYS, WHILE ANOTHER GROUP, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET MARCHES, ALSO UNMOLESTED, TO PROTEST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, THEN WE ARE SIMPLY A BUNCH OF LAWLESS, TWO-FACED, HYPOCRITICAL BIGOTS ALL 'ROUND.
IF IT'S FINE FOR A GROUP OF 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' TO MARCH HOLDING SIGNS THAT STATE THAT AND SIGNS THAT SAY "PIGS IN BLANKETS", OR WHATEVER ELSE THEY CARE TO WRITE ON SIGNS, THEN, BYALLTHEGODS, IT HAD DAMNED WELL BETTER BE OKAY FOR ANOTHER GROUP TO MARCH AND CARRY SIGNS THAT SAY "WHITE LIVES MATTER" AND WHATEVER SIGNS THEY WANT TO CARRY!

OTHERWISE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RIGHT TO PEACEFUL PROTEST ARE LIES HERE, JUST LIES, ANS THOSE THINGS REALLY DO NOT EXIST IN AMERICA ANY LONGER.

 
THIS WILL MARK A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE TEA ROOM'S APPROACH TO ARTICLES I POST.

I WILL GIVE BOTH "SIDES" OF ANY 'PROTEST' FULL COVERAGE, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT DONE SO IN THE PAST.
FROM THIS POINT ON, I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT GIVE A TINKER'S EARTHEN LITTLE DAM IF ANYONE READS HERE AND IS OFFENDED OR NOT.


AS I HAVE OFTEN STATED, THIS IS MY BLOG, DONE MY WAY AND NO ONE IS FORCED TO READ HERE.

BEFORE I POST THE FINAL STATEMENT OF THIS MAN, LET ME INFORM MY FOREIGN READERS AND MANY AMERICANS TO A FEW FACTS ABOUT HOW FREEDOM OF SPEECH HAS BEEN DISAPPEARING IN AMERICA SINCE 1797, THINGS TOO FEW ARE AWARE OF.

Twenty-five American citizens were arrested under the Sedition Act of 1797/1798.


Among them was a Congressman who was convicted and imprisoned for calling President Adams a man who had "a continual grasp for power."

Another citizen was convicted for painting a sign that read, "Downfall To The Tyrants of America."

Still another man was found guilty of sedition for saying that he wished that the wadding of a cannon fired in a salute to President Adams would hit him in the seat of the pants.

Despite the arrests and convictions, many people spoke out against the Sedition Act.

The state of Virginia even threatened to secede from the United States over this issue.

The act was never legally challenged before the Supreme Court. Instead, it simply expired in 1801.
By that time Thomas Jefferson, a bitter political opponent of President Adams and the Sedition Act, had been elected President. He pardoned all those convicted under this law.

"Clear and Present Danger"

Another major attempt to regulate freedom of speech occurred during World War I.

In 1917, Congress passed the Federal Espionage Act.
This law prohibited all false statements intending to interfere with the military forces of the country or to promote the success of its enemies. In addition, penalties of up to $10,000 and/or 20 years in prison were established for anyone attempting to obstruct the recruitment of men into the military. In 1918, another law was passed by Congress forbidding any statements expressing disrespect for the U.S. government, the Constitution, the flag, or army and navy uniforms.

Almost immediately, Charles Schenck, general secretary of the American Socialist Party, violated these laws. He was arrested and convicted for sending 15,000 anti-draft circulars through the mail to men scheduled to enter the military service. The circular called the draft law a violation of the 13th Amendment's prohibition of slavery. It went on to urge draftees not to "submit to intimidation," but to "petition for repeal" of the draft law."

THE GEORGE W. BUSH PATRIOT ACT ALMOST COMPLETED THE REMOVAL OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY, THE PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL 'SEARCH AND SEIZURE',  AND OUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY.

"The Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act allow for the indefinite detention of a CITIZEN on the order of the President without charges or a trial."

ARRESTED UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT "RULES OF ENGAGEMENT", AS I CALL THEM:
Nicole & Jeff Rank for "offensive anti-Bush tee shirts", Frank Van den Bosch, who was merely holding a sign that offended ‘someone’ in a Bush motorcade; two grandmothers in St. Petersburg, FL, for holding up signs that said only “War is good business, Invest your sons”…I could list similar for days without pausing.

Since 2003, most of us in America have been on the list of “possible terrorists”.

Georgie Jr. considers all who don't like him a threat. Most of our "big name" politicians fell the same as Bush does.
free-thinking, free-speech advocates must be watched.
And silenced.


THERE EXISTS TODAY A "SEDITIOUS ORGANIZATIONS LIST", JUST AS THERE EXISTS A "POTENTIAL TERRORIST LIST" FROM 2007. THAT PDF FILE IS BY OUR OWN "GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE" (GAO).


"For the 42-month period of December 2003 (when TSC began operations) through May 2007, screening and law enforcement agencies encountered individuals who were positively matched to watch list records 53,218 times.

IT HAS ALSO FAILED MISERABLY MORE TIMES THAN ANYONE IN GOVERNMENT WANTS US TO COUNT.

This list is reported to have included around 800,000 names as of September 2014....ALMOST ONE MILLION NAMES AND STILL ADDING NAMES EACH YEAR!


"The ACLU, citing secret documents released by the journalism site The Intercept, was critical in 2014 of the growing numbers of people on the watch list, saying there are no clear standards by which to determine who is placed in a database that can be used for religious and racial profiling.
The rights of American citizens to contest their possible inclusion on the list is infringed because of the list’s secrecy, the ACLU said."


SETTING AMERICANS TO WATCHING OTHER AMERICANS BECAME A 'NOBLE' THING IN 2001.

"SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING" OFFERED US A WAY TO "IDENTIFY POSSIBLE TERRORIST THREATS".

PEOPLE WHO USED CASH WERE LISTED AS SUSPECT AS WERE ANTI-ABORTIONISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, "PREPPERS AND SURVIVALISTS", RON PAUL SUPPORTERS, RETURNING AMERICAN VETERANS AND THE "RELIGIOUS RIGHT".

"If you see something, say something” was born on Sept. 12, 2001.


“If you see something, say something” has since been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Agency, Amtrak, and cities like Chicago, San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia.

Today, the New York Police Department receives roughly 100 suspicious-package calls a day (that number has surged since the Chelsea bombing.)

The vast majority of those tips generate no terrorism leads. In fact, it’s not clear that the tip line has ever prevented an attack; authorities refuse to say.

According to a New York Times analysis, no terrorist has been stopped because of the tip line. Some people even use the hot line to call in phony bomb threats."
AMERICA IS NO LONGER "LAND OF THE FREE" UNLESS YOU BELONG TO CERTAIN PREFERRED GROUPS AND ARE 100% "POLITICALLY CORRECT" IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE 'UNWRITTEN LAW' THAT "THOU MUST NOT SAY CERTAIN THINGS ABOUT CERTAIN PEOPLE".

THAT SAID, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF PLANET EARTH, GEERT WILDERS' CLOSING STATEMENT TO THE "KANGAROO COURT" IN THE NETHERLANDS, WITH A WISH THAT ALL CAN LOOK PAST THE MAN AND SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM TO SPEAK OUR MINDS.


Final Statement of Geert Wilders at his Trial by Geert Wilders


"Mr. President, Members of the Court,

When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me it is useless. That you, the court, have already written the sentencing verdict a while ago. That everything indicates that you have already convicted me. And perhaps that is true. Nevertheless, here I am. Because I never give up. And I have a message for you and the Netherlands.

For centuries, the Netherlands are a symbol of freedom.

When one says Netherlands, one says freedom. And that is also true, perhaps especially, for those who have a different opinion than the establishment, the opposition. And our most important freedom is freedom of speech.

We, Dutch, say whatever is close to our hearts. And that is precisely what makes our country great. Freedom of speech is our pride.

And that, precisely that, is at stake here, today.

I refuse to believe that we are simply giving this freedom up. Because we are Dutch. That is why we never mince our words. And I, too, will never do that. And I am proud of that. No-one will be able to silence me.

Moreover, members of the court, for me personally, freedom of speech is the only freedom I still have. Every day, I am reminded of that. This morning, for example. I woke up in a safe-house. I got into an armored car and was driven in a convoy to this high security courtroom at Schiphol. The bodyguards, the blue flashing lights, the sirens. Every day again. It is hell. But I am also intensely grateful for it.

Because they protect me, they literally keep me alive, they guarantee the last bit of freedom left to me: my freedom of speech. The freedom to go somewhere and speak about my ideals, my ideas to make the Netherlands -- our country -- stronger and safer. After twelve years without freedom, after having lived for safety reasons, together with my wife, in barracks, prisons and safe-houses, I know what lack of freedom means.

I sincerely hope that this will never happen to you, members of the court. That, unlike me, you will never have to be protected because Islamic terror organizations, such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS, and who knows how many individual Muslims, want to murder you. That you will no longer be allowed to empty your own mailbox, need to carry a bulletproof vest at meetings, and that there are police officers guarding the door whenever you use the bathroom. I hope you will be spared this.

However, if you would have experienced it -- no matter how much you disagree with my views -- you might perhaps understand that I cannot remain silent. That I should not remain silent. That I must speak. Not just for myself, but for the Netherlands, our country. That I need to use the only freedom that I still have to protect our country. Against Islam and against terrorism. Against immigration from Islamic countries. Against the huge problem with Moroccans in the Netherlands. I cannot remain silent about it; I have to speak out. That is my duty, I have to address it, I must warn for it, I have to propose solutions for it.

I had to give up my freedom to do this and I will continue. Always. People who want to stop me will have to murder me first.

And so, I stand here before you. Alone. But I am not alone. My voice is the voice of many. In 2012, nearly 1 million Dutch have voted for me. And there will be many more on March 15th.

According to the latest poll, soon, we are going to have two million voters. Members of the court, you know these people. You meet them every day. As many as one in five Dutch citizens would vote the Party for Freedom, today. Perhaps your own driver, your gardener, your doctor or your domestic aid, the girlfriend of a registrar, your physiotherapist, the nurse at the nursing home of your parents, or the baker in your neighborhood. They are ordinary people, ordinary Dutch. The people I am so proud of.

They have elected me to speak on their behalf. I am their spokesman. I am their representative. I say what they think. I speak on their behalf. And I do so determinedly and passionately. Every day again, including here, today.

So, do not forget that, when you judge me, you are not just passing judgment on a single man, but on millions of men and women in the Netherlands. You are judging millions of people. People who agree with me. People who will not understand a conviction. People who want their country back, who are sick and tired of not being listened to, who cherish freedom of expression.

Members of the court, you are passing judgment on the future of the Netherlands. And I tell you: if you convict me, you will convict half of the Netherlands. And many Dutch will lose their last bit of trust in the rule of law.

Of course, I should not have been subjected to this absurd trial. Because this is a political trial. It is a political trial because political issues have to be debated in Parliament and not here. It is a political trial because other politicians -- from mostly government parties -- who spoke about Moroccans have not been prosecuted. It is a political trial because the court is being abused to settle a political score with an opposition leader whom one cannot defeat in Parliament.

This trial here, Mr. President, it stinks. It would be appropriate in Turkey or Iran, where they also drag the opposition to court. It is a charade, an embarrassment for the Netherlands, a mockery of our rule of law.

And it is also an unfair trial because, earlier, one of you -- Mrs. van Rens -- commented negatively on the policy of my party and the successful challenge in the previous Wilders trial. Now, she is going to judge me.

What have I actually done to deserve this travesty? I have spoken about fewer Moroccans at a market, and I have asked questions of PVV members during a campaign event. And I did so, members of the court, because we have a huge problem with Moroccans in this country. And almost no-one dares to speak about it or take tough measures. My party alone has been speaking about this problem for years.

Just look at these past weeks: Moroccan fortune-seekers stealing and robbing in Groningen, abusing our asylum system, and Moroccan youths terrorizing entire neighborhoods in Maassluis, Ede and Almere. I can give tens of thousands of other examples -- almost everyone in the Netherlands knows them or has personally experienced nuisance from criminal Moroccans. If you do not know them, you are living in an ivory tower.

I tell you: If we can no longer honestly address problems in the Netherlands, if we are no longer allowed to use the word "alien," if we, Dutch, are suddenly racists because we want Black Pete to remain black, if we only go unpunished if we want more Moroccans or else are dragged before a criminal court, if we sell out our hard-won freedom of expression, if we use the courts to silence an opposition politician, who threatens to become Prime Minister, then this beautiful country will be doomed. That is unacceptable, because we are Dutch and this is our country.

And again, what on earth have I done wrong? How can the fact be justified that I have to stand here as a suspect, as if I robbed a bank or committed murder?

I only spoke about Moroccans at a market and asked a question at an election-night meeting. And anyone who has the slightest understanding of politics, knows that the election-night meetings of every party consist of political speeches full of slogans, one-liners and making maximum use of the rules of rhetoric. That is our job. That is the way it works in politics.

Election nights are election nights, with rhetoric and political speeches; not university lectures, in which every paragraph is scrutinized for 15 minutes from six points of view. It is simply crazy that the Public Prosecutor now uses this against me, as if one would blame a football player for scoring a hattrick.

Indeed, I said at the market, in the beautiful Hague district of Loosduinen: "if possible fewer Moroccans." Mark that I did so a few minutes after a Moroccan lady came to me and told me she was going to vote PVV because she was sick and tired of the nuisance caused by Moroccan youths.

And on election night, I began by asking the PVV audience "Do you want more or less EU," and I also did not explain in detail why the answer might be less. Namely, because we need to regain our sovereignty and reassert control over our own money, our own laws and our own borders. I did not do that.

Then, I asked the public "Do you want more or less Labour Party." And, again, I did not explain in detail why the answer might be less. Namely, because they are the biggest cultural relativists, willfully blind and Islam-hugging cowards in Parliament. I did not say that.

And then I asked, "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans," and again, I did not explain in detail why the answer might be fewer. Namely, because people with Moroccan nationality are overrepresented in the Netherlands in crime, benefit dependency and terror. And that we want to achieve this by expelling criminals with Moroccan nationality after denaturalizing them of their Dutch nationality, by a stricter immigration policy and an active voluntary repatriation policy. Proposals that we have made in our election manifesto from the day I founded the Party for Freedom.

I explained this in several interviews on national television, both between the statement at the market and election night, as well as on election night a few moments after I had asked the said questions. It is extremely malicious and false of the Public Prosecutor to want to disregard that context.

Disgusting -- I have no other words for it -- are the actions of other politicians, including the man who for a few months may still call himself Prime Minister. Their, and especially his, actions after the said election night constituted real persecution, a witch hunt. The government created an atmosphere in which it had to come to trial.

Prime Minister Rutte even told small children during the youth news that I wanted to expel them, and then reassured them that this would not happen. As if I had said anything of that kind. It is almost impossible to behave viler and falser.

But, also, the then Minister of Security and Justice -- who, it should be noted, is the political boss of the Public Prosecutor -- called my words disgusting and even demanded that I take them back. A demand of the Minister of Justice -- you do not have to be named Einstein to predict what will happen next, what the Public Prosecutor will do, if you do not comply to the demand of the Minister of Justice.

The Interior Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, too, both from the Labour Party, expressed themselves similarly. In short, the government left the Public Prosecutor no option than to prosecute me. Hence, in this trial, the Officers of Justice are not representatives of an independent Public Prosecutor, but accomplices of this government.

Mr. President, the elite also facilitated the complaints against me. With pre-printed declaration forms, which were brought to the mosque by the police. In which, it has to be noted, the police sometimes said that they, too, were of the opinion that my statements were inadmissible.

And a sample taken by us showed that some complaints were the result of pure deception, intimidation and influence. People thought they were going to vote; they not even know my name, did not realize what they were signing or declared that they did not feel to be discriminated against by me at all.

Someone said that, at the As Soenah mosque, after Friday prayers alone, 1,200 complaints were lodged because it was thought to be an election. There were parades, led by mayors and aldermen, like in Nijmegen, where CDA mayor Bruls was finally able to show off his deep-seated hatred of the PVV. The police had extra opening hours, offered coffee and tea, there were dancing and singing Moroccans accompanied by a real oompah band in front of a police station. They turned it into a big party.

But meanwhile, two representative polls, one commissioned by the PVV, the other commissioned by De Volkskrant, showed that, apart from the government and media elite, 43% of the Dutch people, around 7 million people, agree with me. Want fewer Moroccans. You will be very busy if the Public Prosecutor is going to prosecute all these 7 million people.

People will never understand that other politicians -- especially from government parties -- and civil servants who have spoken about Moroccans, Turks and even PVV members, are being left alone and not prosecuted by the Public Prosecutor.

Like Labour leader Samsom, who said that Moroccan youths have a monopoly on ethnic nuisance.

Or Labour chairman Spekman, who said Moroccans should be humiliated.

Or Labour alderman Oudkerk, who spoke about f*cking Moroccans.

Or Prime Minister Rutte, who said that Turks should get lost.

And what about police chief Joop van Riessen, who said about me on television -- I quote literally: "Basically one would feel inclined to say: let's kill him, just get rid of him now and he will never surface again"?

And in reference to PVV voters, van Riessen declared: "Those people must be deported, they no longer belong here." End of quote. The police chief said that killing Wilders was a normal reaction. That is hatred, Mr. President, pure hatred -- and not by us, but against us. And the Public Prosecutor did not prosecute Mr. Van Riessen.

But the Public Prosecutor does prosecute me. And demands a conviction based on nonsensical arguments about race and concepts that are not even in the law. It accuses and suspects me of insulting a group and inciting hatred and discrimination on grounds of race. How much crazier can it become? Race. What race?

I spoke and asked a question about Moroccans. Moroccans are not a race. Who makes this up? No-one at home understands that Moroccans have suddenly become a race. This is utter nonsense. Not a single nationality is a race. Belgians are no race, Americans are no race. Stop this nonsense, I say to the Public Prosecutor. I am not a racist and neither are my voters. How do you dare suggest that? Wrongly slandering millions of people as racists.

43% of the Dutch want fewer Moroccans, as I already said. They are no racists. Stop insulting these people. Every day, they experience the huge problem with Moroccans in our country. They have a right to a politician who is not afraid to mention the problem with Moroccans. But neither they nor I care whether someone is black, yellow, red, green or violet.

I tell you: If you convict someone for racism while he has nothing against races, then you undermine the rule of law, then it is bankrupt. No-one in this country will understand that.

And now the Public Prosecutor also uses the vague concept of "intolerance." Yet another stupidity. The subjective word intolerance, however, is not even mentioned in the law. And what for heaven's sake is intolerance? Are you going to decide that, members of the court?

It is not up to you to decide. Nor up to the Supreme Court or even the European Court. The law itself must determine what is punishable. We, representatives, are elected by the people to determine clearly and visibly in the law for everyone what is punishable and what is not.

That is not up to the court. You should not do that, and certainly not on the basis of such subjective concepts, which are understood differently by everyone and can easily be abused by the elite to ban unwelcome opinions of the opposition. Do not start this, I tell you.

Mr. President, Members of the Court,

Our ancestors fought for freedom and democracy. They suffered, many gave their lives. We owe our freedoms and the rule of law to these heroes. But the most important freedom, the cornerstone of our democracy, is freedom of speech. The freedom to think what you want and to say what you think.

If we lose that freedom, we lose everything. Then, the Netherlands cease to exist; then the efforts of all those who suffered and fought for us are useless. From the freedom fighters for our independence in the Golden Age to the resistance heroes in World War II. I ask you: Stand in their tradition. Stand for freedom of expression.

By asking for a conviction, the Public Prosecutor, as an accomplice of the established order, as a puppet of the government, asks to silence an opposition politician. And, hence, silence millions of Dutch. I tell you: The problems with Moroccans will not be solved this way, but will only increase.

For people will sooner be silent and say less because they are afraid of being called racist, because they are afraid of being sentenced. If I am convicted, then everyone who says anything about Moroccans will fear to be called a racist.

Mr. President, Members of the Court, I conclude.

A worldwide movement is emerging that puts an end to the politically correct doctrines of the elites and the media that are subordinate to them.

That has been proven by Brexit.
That has been proven by the US elections.
That is about to be proven in Austria and Italy.
That will be proven next year in France, Germany, and The Netherlands.

The course of things is about to take a different turn. Citizens no longer tolerate it.

And I tell you, the battle of the elite against the people will be won by the people. Here, too, you will not be able to stop this, but rather accelerate it. We will win, the Dutch people will win, and it will be remembered well who was on the right side of history.

Common sense will prevail over politically correct arrogance. Because everywhere in the West, we are witnessing the same phenomenon.

The voice of freedom cannot be imprisoned; it rings like a bell. Everywhere, ever more people are saying what they think. They do not want to lose their land, they do not want to lose their freedom.

They demand politicians who take them seriously, who listen to them, who speak on their behalf. It is a genuine democratic revolt. The wind of change and renewal blows everywhere. Including here, in the Netherlands.

As I said:

I am standing here on behalf of millions of Dutch citizens.
I do not speak just on behalf of myself.
My voice is the voice of many.

And, so, I ask you, not only on behalf of myself, but in the name of all those Dutch citizens:

Acquit me! Acquit us!


AND NOW WE WAIT FOR "THE VERDICT", AS WE ALSO WAIT TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE INDEED WILLING TO GIVE UP OUR OWN FREEDOM OF SPEECH.   

OR, ARE WE FINALLY DEDICATED TO FIGHTING FOR THAT RIGHT, EVEN IF SOME ARE OFFENDED BY THE PROCESS?

WHAT APPLIES TO ONE MUST APPLY TO ALL.