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If the good guys can’t resolve their petty differences, how will we ever defeat the bad guys? asks Dr. Meryl Nass.

Good question.

Before we get to Dr. Nass’ very sensible article, I would like to add a personal note.

Don’t let divide-and-conquer tactics become our downfall. Stay focused on who is trying to maim, kill and control us.  

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NYC had a retail center in one of its richest neighborhoods, but when it shut down there was debate as to why. Was the rent too high? Was there not enough foot traffic? Well today NYC is back, there's foot traffic, rents are reduced, and the stores are still empty, for some reason.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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In the 1950s and ‘60s, the U.S. government conducted a series of nuclear tests in the Nevada desert.

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This is one of many documentaries concerning the radioactive fallout resulting from the nuclear tests in Nevada. I vividly recall one day when I was in elementary school in New Hampshire when the students were kept in the central corridor of the school all day. We were not allowed into the classrooms, let alone outside, so we just sat on the floor, playing games and keeping ourselves busy while the teachers fretted about how someone had miscalculated the yield of a Nevada test.

But the US Government had a PR problem. After seeing the photographs of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, coupled with warnings from Oppenheimer and others, there was a strong anti-nuclear feeling in the general population.

To counter the concerns of the public, the government launched a propaganda campaign to assure Americans nuclear war was survivable. This was the source of "Duck and cover" featuring Bert the Turtle!

And even the Walt Disney company was used, creating an episode for their weekly show entitled, "Our Friend The Atom.

Our Friend the Atom | Tomorrow's Scientists - Digital Exhibits

As part of the propaganda, reports of illnesses among people downwind from the test site were buried and ridiculed, yet thousands of people in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah died of various cancers. Only recently has their story made it into the public eye and only recently has the government offered a small compensation to the survivors.

I posted this for two reasons. 1. Nuclear war is a BAD thing. 2. Remember this coverup the next time the government tells you vaccines are safe and effective!

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, HIDDEN HISTORY, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WMD
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Police in the Turkish city of Adana detained 11 suspects, five Israeli and two Syrian, on allegations of organ trafficking, the Daily Sabah reported on 5 May.

The Provincial Directorate of Security’s Anti-Smuggling and Border Gates Branch began investigating after examining the passports of seven individuals who arrived in Adana from Israel about a month ago by plane for the purpose of health tourism. The two Syrian nationals, ages 20 and 21, were found to have fake passports. 

Further investigation revealed that Syrian nationals had each agreed to sell one of their own kidneys to two of the Israeli nationals, ages 68 and 28, for kidney transplants in Adana.

During searches at the suspects’ residences, $65,000 and numerous fake passports were seized. 

Israel has long been at the center of what Bloomberg described in 2011 as a “sprawling global black market in organs  where brokers use deception, violence, and coercion to buy kidneys from impoverished people, mainly in underdeveloped countries, and then sell them to critically ill patients in more-affluent nations.”

Tags: ISRAEL, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, TURKEY
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understood as an uncomplicated good, a tool for securing dignity for the vulnerable against abuses by the powerful – have increasingly come under assault. Perhaps never more so than in the current moment: we are constantly talking about human rights, but often in a highly sceptical way. When Liz Truss loudly proclaims “We’ve got to leave the ECHR, abolish the supreme court and abolish the Human Rights Act,” she’s not the fringe voice she might have been in the 1990s. She represents a dangerous current of opinion, as prevalent on parts of the radical left as on the populist right of politics. It seems to be gaining momentum.

As an idealistic youngster, I would have been shocked to know that in 2024 it would be necessary to return to the back-to-basics case, to justify the need for fundamental rights and freedoms. But in a world where facts are made fluid, what were once thought of as core values have become hard to distill and defend. In an atmosphere of intense polarisation, human rights are trashed along all parts of the political spectrum – either as a framework to protect markets, or as a form of undercover socialism. What stands out for me is that the most trenchant critics share a profound nationalism. Nationalists believe that universal human rights – the clue’s in the name – undermine the ability of states to agitate for their narrower interests.

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