Saturday, November 30, 2019

Why The Hong Kong Riots Are Coming To An End


Well why not?  The minority promotion of violence is misplaced for the majority.  Better yet, the election has been an unambiguous rejection of CCP meddling in Hong Kong.

We reasonably presume that CCP elements and foreign counter elements have been both involved in the general meddling going on, however neither is responsible for millions of Hong Kongers hitting the bricks or for thousands of students producing thousands of petrol bombs.   All that is a promise to the CCP that the people are not amused at all.

It is certainly time for civil society to return and for the political system to operate post election and for more voices to arise supporting a full creation of a Democratic resolution.  It is completely possible that real success is now possible, particularly with the CCP under increasing assault by the global trade system led by Trump.  There will be a better deal. 

Why The Hong Kong Riots Are Coming To An End

From Moon of alabama 

  November 22, 2019

The U.S. sponsored riots in Hong Kong are mostly over. They were sustained much longer than we had expected.

The "marginal violence" campaign of the "pro-democratic" students has failed to win more support for them. Regular Hongkongers are increasingly willing to take a stand against further provocations:
Demonstrators gathered at about 12.30pm on a bridge outside Exchange Square, which houses Hong Kong’s stock exchange in the city’s financial heartland, in another round of lunchtime protests that have been staged most days over the past two weeks. Scuffles broke out after a pro-police group of about 50 people showed up about an hour later, but police arrived soon after to clear the area.

During at least two altercations between some members of each group, an anti-government contingent yelled “go back to China” at their adversaries, and one of their number kicked a woman walking towards the smaller group.
Ten days ago the core of the black clad rioters began to paralyze Hong Kong's traffic during regular workdays. They ransacked nearly every metro stations and barricaded large thoroughfares and tunnels. Schools were closed, businesses and workers were severely harmed.

One 70 year old street cleaner was killed when he was hit by a stone thrown by the rioters against civilians who tried to remove a barricade. A 57 year old man was drenched with gasoline and set alight after he verbally disagreed with the rioter's ransacking of a metro station. A policeman was shot with an arrow.
The rioters occupied the Chinese University and the Polytechnic University (PolyU) which are next to large streets and the important Cross-Harbor-Tunnel. Using the universities as logistic bases and fortifications they managed to keep many roads closed throughout day and night. After some negotiations with the president of the Chinese University the rioters evacuated from there while leaving some 8,000 petrol bombs behind. They concentrated in the PolyU next to the Cross-Harbor-Tunnel.

That was a mistake.

Last Sunday the police surrounded the PolyU and let no one leave. Those who wanted out were either arrested or, when under 18, identified and handed to their parents. There were several violent battles when the rioters attempted to break through the police cordon but only a few escaped.

After a few days most of those inside PolyU surrendered to the police.

Today there are still some 30 rioter holed up in a PolyU building. The police are waiting them out. They said that they had made more than a thousand arrests. The university is ransacked and there was significant battle damage. The rioters again left thousands of Molotov cocktails and other weapons behind.

The blockage of the city traffic and the increasing damage caused by rioter vandalism has alienated even those who earlier supported them. As the police now have most of the core rioters under arrest there is little chance that such violent protests will continue.

On Sunday there will be citywide district council elections in Hong Kong. China had pushed for the elections to go forward under all circumstances. Riot police will guard all polling stations.

Weeks ago the "pro-dem" candidates, who supported the rioters, were still poised to win more seats than they had held before the protests. But they now fear that the general public will punish them for the mayhem they have caused and will choose establishment candidates:
Chinese University political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung said while the turnout could set another record, the overall situation was more unpredictable than before. “The pan-democrats could have won a landslide victory if the elections had been held in the summer, when the protests erupted,” Choy said. “But after the recent clashes at two universities, undecided voters may be worried about public order and be discouraged from voting.

He was referring to fiery battles protesters fought with police outside Chinese University on November 12, followed by more confrontations outside Polytechnic University last week.

“It will be difficult for the camp to win more than half of the seats, as some originally envisaged,” Choy said.
The Hong Kong government has conceded none of the protesters' "five demands". The only thing that the protesters have won is the passing of legislation by the U.S. Congress:
The House of Representatives on Wednesday followed the lead of the Senate in overwhelmingly approving two pieces of legislation: The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires the president to annually review the favourable trading status that the US gives to Hong Kong, threatening to revoke it and impose penalties against officials if freedoms are determined to have been quashed; and the Protect Hong Kong Act, which will block the sale of tear gas and other policing items. The former, although largely symbolic, could alter Washington’s relationship with Hong Kong and Beijing.

US President Donald Trump has a straightforward choice on legislation passed on to him by the United States Congress supporting the protests that have engulfed Hong Kong – approve or veto. Coming amid tough bargaining on his trade war with China, he may be tempted to make his decision part of the negotiations.

But Beijing sees such measures as striking at the heart of Chinese sovereignty. Radical protesters could be spurred to greater violence. Unspecified countermeasures are promised should Trump give his approval.

But the trade war, violence and legislation have damaged business sentiment in Hong Kong. Approval or not, pessimism and uncertainty have already been deepened. There can be no winners.
Trump wants the trade deal with China and will therefore likely veto the bill:
Speaking on the “Fox & Friends” morning program, the president said that he was balancing competing priorities in the U.S.-China relationship. “We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi [Jinping], he’s a friend of mine. He’s an incredible guy, but we have to stand … I’d like to see them work it out, okay?” the president said. “I stand with freedom, I stand with all of the things that I want to do, but we are also in the process of making one of the largest trade deals in history. And if we could do that, it would be great.”
A veto would only have a temporary impact as the law has passed the House and Senate by veto proof majorities.

The idea behind the protests and the rioters In Hong Kong was all along to provoke another Tian An Men incident. This has been quite obvious since the start of the protest. It now gets publicly acknowledged:
BBC Newsnight @BBCNewsnight - 11:00 UTC · Nov 19, 2019 “Some of the protesters seem to have an objective to provoke a military confrontation with China. They seem to want a Tiananmen Square outcome as success.”
Fmr Foreign Sec @Jeremy_Hunt says he is “concerned with the tactics” with some of #HongKong’s protesters
Had China moved troops to Hong Kong, or allowed more force to be used against the protesters, the U.S. would have used that to press its allies to put strong sanctions on China. The protesters' violence was designed to achieve that outcome. The plan was part of the larger U.S. strategy of decoupling from China.

The plan failed because China was too smart to give the U.S. what it wanted. Now it is Trump who is under pressure. He needs the trade deal with China because the current trade war is doing harm to the U.S. economy and endangers his reelection.

Which is probably the real reason why the protests have died down.

How a minor race became a major rebuke of the government — and the people’s endorsement of the protests. 
Mr. Tai, a law professor, helped organize the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

Nov. 25, 2019

Credit...Kin Cheung/Associated Press

HONG KONG — The people of Hong Kong don’t get to choose their government. But that hasn’t stopped them from finding ways to express what they think about it. 
After months of voicing their concerns on the streets, on Sunday they took those to the polling booths. Well beyond any actual protesters who voted in this weekend’s elections, a vast segment of the population cast a protest vote: Many people in the city are now part of a social movement. Hong Kong’s 2019 district council elections may be the most important in the city’s history.
Despite the steady increase in violence and evermore disruptions over many, many weeks, the Hong Kong government has continued to reject the protesters’ main demands — calls for an independent inquiry into police abuse, amnesty for protesters who were arrested and a clear plan for introducing universal suffrage for the legislative and executive elections. On Sunday, voters rebuked the government for its intransigence, widely favoring candidates running against the establishment and who, in some cases, explicitly endorsed the demonstrators’ demands. 
The turnout rate reached 71.2 percent, by far the highest ever recorded for any election here. By my count, of the 452 seats in the territory’s 18 district councils, pro-democracy candidates won 391, or 86.5 percent of the total. (Tallies slightly vary, partly because some candidates’ affiliations defy easy categories.) The pro-democracy camp also seems to have secured a majority in 17 of the 18 district councils. (Also by my count, it garnered about 57.4 percent of the popular vote.)

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The district councils have no direct governing role. They advise the government on local issues like the provision of public facilities and services — garbage collection, traffic congestion. Yet they also matter beyond that immediate mandate, especially these days. 

Thirty-five of the 70 members of the Legislative Council are directly elected by voters in their respective geographical constituencies. One is a district councilor elected by and from among all the district councilors. Another five LegCo members are elected by all voters (by proportional representation) from a slate of any candidates nominated by at least 15 district councilors each. LegCo is currently dominated by the pro-establishment camp. The next election is scheduled to take place in September 2020.
Perhaps even more important, 117 seats are reserved for district councilors on the election committee, the 1,200-member body that chooses Hong Kong’s chief executive. Thanks to the pro-democracy camp’s victory on Sunday and its new commanding majority of district council seats, all 117 of those election committee members will likely be from among its ranks. 

During the election for chief executive in 2017, the pro-democracy camp held around 350 seats of the remaining (nondistrict councilor) 1,083 seats in the election committee. (I say “around 350” because, again, classifications vary and so counts do, too.) Even if democrats can hold on to those or do a bit better — the committee will be reconstituted before the next election for chief executive (how? it’s complicated) — they may not reach the simple majority (601 seats) needed to select the next chief executive.
But the greater their presence on the committee, the more difficult it will be for the Hong Kong government, or the Chinese authorities in Beijing, to manipulate or dominate the selection process. Many of the election committee’s members represent special interests — the business sector, religious groups, rural associations — and given the new balance of power, some of them, especially the business sector, may now leverage their own votes to ask more from the government.
In other words, the pro-democracy camp and a collection of nongovernment groups combined have just secured more bargaining power. And if they can work together, they may be able to prevent the Chinese government from placing yet another yes-person, like Carrie Lam, in the chief executive post. Hong Kong’s next leader may still not be directly elected by the people. But there is a better chance that that person won’t have as much license to chip away at Hong Kong’s semiautonomy.

The pro-democracy camp’s astonishing victory in the district council elections will not — it cannot — fix the democratic deficit patent in Hong Kong’s other institutions. But it is a fresh opportunity to cultivate the city’s democratic spirit. Whether at the grass-roots, community-level work of the district councils or during next year’s LegCo elections or with their even limited sway on the committee that will select Hong Kong’s next leader, the city’s democrats can now lay a solid foundation for the future. When our time comes to fully and freely exercise real democracy, the Hong Kong people will be ready for it.

Is Sugar the Enemy?

Our enemy has always been highly refined sugar. It was never that other stuff at all. One take home here is just how safe fructose happens to be. worth knowing as it is then all about consuming plenty of raw fruit.

There is ample rational for actually regulating refined sugar out of the market place. Yet there is also ample rational for using concentrated raw sugar juice itself. It is the effort to produce pure sucrose that is a problem.

Here we have a picture of jaggary made from boiled down cane sugar. obviously not hard to work with at all.

The big take home here is that fruit provides the energy necessary to properly digest starch and those processed sugars as well. Your sweet tooth is no enemy. Your choices are.

Is Sugar the Enemy?

November 7th, 2019

We have all heard that sugar is bad for us, but is it?
Did you know that the perfect food for a human being is packed with sugars? And the reason it`s perfect is just that, the sugars. You see, the human body relies on it, the sugars. The body will absorb the simple sugars in its natural form as water in the desert.
The fear of sugar might become detrimental to our health when we put all sugars in the same basket and end up fearing nature.
Fearing fruits.
I am sure you have heard that fruits have a lot of sugars and that too much can get you into trouble.
Well, WE are the trouble, not the food.
Getting a bad rep for fermenting on top of a Cheetos, or on top of a bagel with cream cheese? The sad thing is we struggle with leaving the imprint. We still believe it, or many do, and that is not a good thing for our health. It is detrimental to our health to believe sugars from fruits and vegetables are not good for us. Keeping us away from the most healing foods there is.
When sugar is refined and often bleached, they strip the sugar cane plant or beet plant of all its natural components, except the sucrose. Then the sucrose is concentrated into what we know as table sugar. This means we take the sucrose out of its natural balance found in plants. This creates a great imbalance and will easily lead to blood sugar spikes and fermentation.
What about the insulin:

The body will need insulin for more starchy foods, but not for our species-specific fruits. This is why fruits are a fantastic food for those with low insulin production. Trouble arises when you eat foods that convert to complex sugars, like pastry and pasta.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
So, as fructose does not require insulin or extensive digestive enzymes, the body can access the hormones as needed. It can live through a meal of putrefying and mucus-forming food. AND we know that the hormone insulin plays several roles in the body’s metabolism. It is also connected to fat metabolism and the liver.
So, the cells in our body need sugar for energy. However, sugars from starches and vegetables, in general, cannot go into most of your cells directly. This is why blood sugar level rises after a meal, and cells in the pancreas (known as beta cells) are signaled to release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin then attaches to and signals cells to absorb sugar from the bloodstream. Insulin is often described as a “key,” which unlocks the cell to allow sugar to enter the cell and be used for energy. Well, although true, as long as fruits don’t require insulin, this could be a confusion.
How you eat your sugar is important:

We cannot simply throw a meal of fruit down our throat on top of a chocolate chip cookie or a snickers bar. It will ferment. BIG mistake. The crap needs to go. At least to be separated from this amazing high-energy food. The fruit will digest so fast, and if we top it with anything fatty or high protein, the fruit will ferment, create digestive issues, candida overgrowth, and a parasite friendly environment. In my experience, this is where diabetes 2 and the fear of fruits come from.
We blame the fruits when it is what we are eating on top of the fruits that trigger an undesired symptom. Just think of it, how most desserts combine fats and sugars. All in one bite.
A set up for blood sugar spikes.
There is a big difference between a simple sugar and complex sugar:

Every cell in the body requires sugar.
Sugar = carbon. 
That is why we call foods high in sugar, carbohydrates, carbon chained constituents. Carbon is essential, over fats and proteins (amino acids). They are essential to creating ATP, what we call cell ENERGY. We are charging the battery of the cell. Our body is made of carbon cells that feed and eliminate, just as every living thing on the planet does.
Fruits are higher in antioxidants and astringents and will move your lymphatic system far better than vegetables. This is why we see a lymphatic response when a fruit is consumed, and that is what we WANT to see.
And again, fruits being a simple sugar, are therefore superior for diabetics, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and all other gastric and intestinal conditions. Fructose does not require insulin or extensive digestive enzymes. It needs no conversion.
Fructose is not broken down into glucose; it absorbs directly into the bloodstream ready to be used. 

It enters the cell by diffusion.
Fruits magnetic (electrical) ENERGY is also the highest of all foods, making them the superior brain and nerve foods. They will bring ENERGY to the body, where most other foods take it away.
You will FEEL more energetic, but it`s more interesting than that..
Food has a frequency and energy. Everything does.

Fresh raw fruits 8000 to 10,000 angstroms

Vegetables (fresh, raw) 8000 to 9000 angstroms

Milk (fresh, raw) for children under two years of age only. 8500 angstroms
Vegetables (cooked) 4000 to 6500 angstroms

Milk (pasteurized) 2000 angstroms
Cheese 1800 angstroms
Refined white flour 1500 angstroms
Cooked meats 0 angstroms

Human (average) 6500 angstroms
Cancer Patients (generally) 4875 angstroms
The importance of the information in this previous chart will become clear when you understand that as Homo sapiens we need at least 6000 to 7000 angstroms of systemic energy at all times to even begin to smile, no less to be happy and healthy.
According to Christopher Bird in his book The Secret Life of Plant, at approximately 4500 to 5200angstroms, you are more susceptible to cancer or other seriously degenerative issues.
But beware that our body is not meant for complex sugars (starches), complex carbohydrates, processed foods full of chemicals, toxins, refined and processed sugars (like corn syrup, which in no way resembles a simple sugar). It has been so processed and concentrated it is poison and unrecognizable to the body. Simplicity in digestion and absorption is key.
Simple sugars such as fructose and glucose found in fruits, berries, melons, greens, and vegetables are what the body requires to thrive.
Sugars of the highest quality.
So, when you hear that fruit has too much sugar, what will you DO with the information? Ditch it. Have an orange, eat watermelon and remember the importance of combining your food. NO fruits and fats in the same meal.
NO fruit on top of cooked food and dead animal flesh and their milk and eggs.
Why? You will feed your boating, your fungus, parasites, and blood sugar issues. The sugar will not enter the cells properly.
Wishing you amazing health the natural way.
Hilde Larsen

New app slashes prices on groceries

This is great news as it diverts a huge amount of food otherwise headed unnecessarily to the land fill.  

The program is been tested in Vancouver were i live.

What i would also like to see created is a meat reprocessing program that collects unsold meat.  This is easily done for beef in particular and likely all other forms as well.  The meat would be dumped in a bucket and perhaps frozen with a lemon juice soak to stop further deterioration.  

When gathered, it can be immediately ground to produce stock for fermented mince meats.  These mince meats can then be used to produce high quality mince meat pies that can be returned to the vendor for sale retaining vendor custody of quality responsibility.

In the event, the big box stores will all eventually have a small inside shop for all the timing out product which is great news. .


New app slashes prices on groceries

Ross McLaughlin Consumer Reporter, CTV Vancouver 

Published Monday, November 25, 2019 6:00AM PST Last Updated Monday, November 25, 2019 7:17PM PST

Why pay retail when you can get the groceries you need at half the price? The savings are just a click away on a new app called Flashfood. Just click, pay and collect at your local Real Canadian Superstore.

Flashfood has teamed up with Real Canadian Superstore to help save you money and eliminate food waste at the same time.

“We’ve got so many great grocery items,” said Tina Barkley, Flashfood spokesperson.

Barkley swung open the double doors on a big cooler to show CTV News some of the items inside. There were luncheon meats, yogurt, cheese, poultry, beef and pork. Even cakes too.

They all had one thing in common. They were nearing their best before dates.

“There’s nothing wrong with this food,” Barkley said.

And the price was right too, savings of 50 per cent and more, including baked goods like bread on a shelf nearby.

The best before date is a manufacturer’s guide to indicate freshness. It differs from an expiration date that is only required on certain foods that have strict compositional and nutritional specifications like infant formula.

The store moves items approaching those best before dates into the Flashfood section and uploads them for sale on the app. Just choose a store location and shop on the app. If you’ve got other things on your shopping list, you can buy them first and after going through check out head over to the customer service counter, show them the items paid for on the Flashfood and then go pick them up. You may even see more items that had been added since you shopped on the app. If you want to buy more, use the app to pay and take them home.

The Flashfood section had only been in place for six weeks and had already proven successful at saving customers money and reducing food waste.

“We diverted over 6 thousand pounds of food from out landfill,” said Remo Mastropieri, Real Canadian Superstore manager at the Grandview Highway location in Vancouver. “We’re all aiming for zero waste and this is a big piece of the puzzle to help us get there.”

“I think this is a game changer,” said Barkley, who has kids of her own and has found great savings using Flashfood.


Tina Barkley shows CTV News the Flashfood products on deep discount.3


You can find big savings on meat. Buy and freeze, if you can't use right away.

  •   You can find big savings on meat. Buy and freeze, if you can't use right away.

WTF - US Foster Care Supplies 88 Percent of Sex Trafficked Children

What this clearly discloses is a criminal business plan that has identified the low hanging fruit in the managed foster care system itself and has created an exploitation system.  The numbers are just too large for a random event explanation.

These children are identified and then harvested while labeled as runaways to provide cover.  Understand that all such events trigger a missing persons report to the local police were the only active file is created.  This soon goes dead simply because the victim has been transported away.

The level of child abuse in our society has been grossly underestimated and that is shocking.  Also the attention has typically focused back on the families themselves, with or without evidence.  There sexual dysfunction has produced an easily hidden form of abuse.  Yet it surely is the generator of those ten million reports.  All that suggests that one in perhaps ten families experience inappropriate sexuality capable of triggering a complaint. 

What that teaches is that true sexual training in our society needs to properly understood and actually implemented.  Yet this will all require the proper economic emergence of the Natural Community were sexuality is managed by the Sisterhood itself.

All this has established a long lasting culture of denial and we are only in the beginning of fixing it.  This disclosure could all easily be buried.

Chilling NCMEC Report Shows 88% of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come from US Foster Care

Matt Agorist  
June 12, 2018

America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the country’s own foster care system.

Children are being needlessly ripped from homes at such an alarming rate that hundreds of parents in one state have gone so far as to create a counter-kidnapping organization to stop it.

As TFTP reported last week, a parent’s rights organization filed a letter in federal court last Tuesday asking a federal judge strike down Minnesota’s current child protection laws for being too expansive and removing children from loving and safe homes without due process.

“Families are being abused, and in some cases, destroyed, as a result of laws that are inappropriate,” said Dwight Mitchell, the lead plaintiff in the case and founder of the parents’ association. “This is legal kidnapping.”

This legal kidnapping is happening in states across the country and it is contributing to the very real epidemic of child trafficking. The reality of such practices within the United States foster system is outright horrifying.

In 1984, the United States Congress established the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and, as part of Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 they receive $40 million to study and track missing and trafficked children in the United States.

In 2017, NCMEC assisted law enforcement with over 27,000 cases of missing children, the majority who were considered endangered runaways.

According to their most recent report complied from FBI data and their own, of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to NCMEC in 2017, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.

Showing the scope of the abuse, in 2017 alone, NCMEC’s CyberTipline, a national mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation, received over 10 million reports. According to NCMEC, most of these tips were related to the following: 
Apparent child sexual abuse images.
Online enticement, including “sextortion.”
Child sex trafficking.
Child sexual molestation.

Other governmental organizations have corroborated this horrifying trend. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system. In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system.

Equally as disturbing as the fact that most sex trafficked kids come from within the system is the fact that the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.

Last year, TFTP reported on an example of this lack of reporting out of Topeka, Kansas. In the shocking report, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), which oversees foster care in the state, were found to have lost 70 children after a high profile case of three missing sisters garnered the attention of authorities.

This has to stop.

It should be noted that there are certainly instances of abusive parents who should not have custody of their children. There are also many kind and loving foster parents willing to take them in. However, as the recent case in Minnesota highlights, many times, these children are torn from loving homes and forced into a system rife with abuse and trafficking.

One terrifying example of kids being unnecessarily taken from their parents by the state only to be severely harmed in government custody comes out of Arizona, the state kidnapped a 5-year-old girl from her mother who had an alleged substance abuse problem and put her directly into the hands of a leader of a child sex ring.

Even after the girl’s mother recovered from her addiction, the state refused to return her daughter. Even worse, the mother found out that her daughter was being repeatedly sexually abused and no action was taken to remove her daughter from the state’s system.

Sadly, children all over the US are taken from caring parents who have admitted to using marijuana or other drugs. While there’s no national count on how many parents lose custody of their kids each year due to marijuana, Keith Stroup, founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) told The Daily Chronic that his team gets calls “three or four times a week from people who have lost custody of their children because they tested positive at birth or in a situation where parents are feuding over custody.” This kidnapping even occurs in regions where marijuana is legal.

Even high-level government officials have been ensnared in these foster care abuse scandals. As TFTP previously reported, multiple victims came forward and accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them when they were children in Washington’s foster care system.

The records in that case, dating back to 1984, explicitly noted that Ed Murray should “never again be utilized as a certified CSD resource for children.” It also showed that a criminal case was brought against Murray by prosecutors but in spite of the multiple accusations, charges were somehow never filed and his records buried.

As Snopes and the mainstream media in general attempts to smear those who try to call attention to alleged and very real child trafficking, the government’s own data shows how irresponsible this is. While there are certainly some outlandish theories being presented online, the facts are outlandish enough to warrant serious scrutiny. Until this epidemic is taken seriously, the government, the media, and all those who deny it will remain complicit in keeping it going.

As Michael Dolce, who specializes in these horrific child abuse cases, pointed out earlier this year, “we have set up a system to sex traffic American children.” Indeed we have.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Winston Churchill has as much blood on his hands as the worst genocidal dictators, claims Indian politician

I am not too sympathetic to Churchill's decision making prowess and as usual general stupidity works wonderfully.  At the same time, this is one decision made in the midst of WWII supply management when everyone in the whole Empire was on rations to start with.  Prepping for an invasion in 1943 certainly works.

Then we do have the problem of India which was terribly susceptible to famines brought about by feudal agricultural inefficiencies and a general lack of transportation.

Deccan famine of 1630–32
In fact it was not fully rationalized until the Indian government forced through outright land reform to end all forms of peonage. Since then the Indian yeomanry has wonderfully built up the agriculture of India and it now feeds 1,300,000,000 people as against the 300,000,000 in 1950.

The other problem for India is that during British rule, the British tended to actually leave things alone and focus on providing security paid for by the effective poll tax. That hardly changed until the post British government took over.

Economic innovation is sadly a post WWII phenomena and that also applies to the USA and the developed world as well.



Winston Churchill has as much blood on his hands as the worst genocidal dictators, claims Indian politician

'This is a man the British would have us hail as an apostle of freedom and democracy,' says author

Maya Oppenheim @mayaoppenheim

Friday 8 September 2017 12:30

Dr Tharoor first rose to prominence after his heartfelt speech at Oxford Union, discussing the economic toll British rule took on India, in July 2015 went viral ( Reuters ) 

An Indian politician has put Winston Churchill in the same category as some of “the worst genocidal dictators” of the 20th century because of his complicity in the Bengal Famine.

Dr Shashi Tharoor, whose new book Inglorious Empire chronicles the atrocities of the British Empire, argued the former British Prime Minister’s reputation as a great wartime leader and protector of freedom was wholly miscast given his role in the Bengal famine which saw four million Bengalis starve to death.

In 1943, up to four million Bengalis starved to death when Churchill diverted food to British soldiers and countries such as Greece while a deadly famine swept through Bengal.

During an appearance at the Melbourne writers’ festival broadcast by ABC, the Indian MP noted Churchill’s orders related to Australian ships carrying wheat at Indian docks.

“This is a man the British would have us hail as an apostle of freedom and democracy, when he has as much blood on his hands as some of the worst genocidal dictators of the 20th century,” he said to applause. 

He added: “People started dying and Churchill said well it’s all their fault anyway for breeding like rabbits. He said ‘I hate the Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion’.”

Dr Tharoor, a former Under-Secretary of the UN, also gave an extensive description of British colonial exploitation and annihilation of traditional Indian industries such as textiles which reduced it to “a poster child of third world poverty” by the time the British left in 1947.

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He said the “excuse that apologists [of British empire] like to make is, it’s not our fault, you just missed the bus for the industrial revolution. Well, we missed the bus because you threw us under its wheels.”

This is not the first time Dr Tharoor has voiced his frustrations about the way Churchill is remembered by the history books. In March, he argued the former PM who led Britain to victory in World War Two should be remembered alongside the most prominent dictators of the twentieth century.

“This [Churchill] is the man who the British insist on hailing as some apostle of freedom and democracy," the author told UK Asian at a launch for his book. "When to my mind he is really one of the more evil rulers of the 20th century only fit to stand in the company of the likes of Hitler, Mao and Stalin".He added: “Churchill has as much blood on his hands as Hitler does. Particularly the decisions that he personally signed off during the Bengal Famine when 4.3 million people died because of the decisions he took or endorsed."

"Not only did the British pursue its own policy of not helping the victims of this famine which was created by their policies. Churchill persisted in exporting grain to Europe, not to feed actual ‘Sturdy Tommies’, to use his phrase, but add to the buffer stocks that were being piled up in the event of a future invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia”.

“Ships laden with wheat were coming in from Australia docking in Calcutta and were instructed by Churchill not to disembark their cargo but sail on to Europe,” he added. “And when conscience-stricken British officials wrote to the Prime Minister in London pointing out that his policies were causing needless loss of life all he could do was write peevishly in the margin of the report, ‘Why hasn’t Gandhi died yet?'"

Dr Tharoor first rose to prominence after his heartfelt speech at Oxford Union, discussing the economic toll British rule took on India, in July 2015 went viral.