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  • Psychiatric Drugs – School Shootings 1988-2018

     “IN VIRTUALLY EVERY MASS SCHOOL SHOOTING DURING THE PAST 15 YEARS, THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN ON OR IN WITHDRAWAL FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS,” observed Lawrence Hunter of the Social Security Institute.

    Despite the abundance of such evidence and a glut of scientific studies proving real danger,

    “THERE HAS YET TO BE A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION ON THE LINK BETWEEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS AND ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE,”

    according to THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (CCHRI), a non-profit mental health watchdog group.

    CCHRI states that GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE WELL AWARE OF THE CONNECTION. “Between 2004 and 2011, there have been over 11,000 reports to the U.S. FDA’s MedWatch system of PSYCHIATRIC DRUG SIDE EFFECTS RELATED TO VIOLENCE,” including 300 homicides. The FDA estimates this total is less than 10 percent of the actual number of incidents since most go unreported.

    Psychiatric Meds: Prescription for Murder? – The New American

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/14655-prescription-for-murder

    MAR 6, 2013 – But information about Lanza’s medical history is scarce, feeding speculation that he may fit the profile of school shooters under the influence of psychotherapeutic medication. “In virtually every mass school shooting during the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psychiatric drugs,” …

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    SOME 90 PERCENT OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS OVER MORE THAN A DECADE HAVE BEEN LINKED TO A WIDELY PRESCRIBED TYPE OF ANTIDEPRESSANT called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of RxISK.org, an independent website for researching and reporting on prescription drugs.
    Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/list-of-school-shootings-while-shooter-on-meds/#zVpqdRHRfqugyJCQ.99

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    Much of this documentation is conspicuously absent on GOOGLE?

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    2012 QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT SANDY HOOK….

    CONNECTICUT – Dec 14, 2012: 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked onto the Sandy Hook Elementary School  and  fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members

    CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta commented, “What medications was he on? I’m SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS If you look at the studies of other shootings like this that have happened, medications like this were a common factor.”

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE WELL AWARE OF THE CONNECTION

    In a December 16 Fox News interview, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge also warned of the undeniable link between youth violence and psychiatric drugs.

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    Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who autopsied the body of the gunman Adam Lanza, The toxicology exam, which could take several weeks, involves testing body fluids for PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS or illegal substances. Carver said the result could provide “POTENTIALLY VALUABLE INFORMATION” in creating a full picture of Lanza.

    State of Connecticut Refuses to Release Adam … – Infowars

    https://www.infowars.com/state-of-connecticut-refuses-to-release…

    The State of Connecticut is refusing to release Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza’s medical recordsrecords are still sealed, and the … infowars-life /survival …

    WHAT COULD WE HAVE LEARNED  FROM THE SANDY HOOK SEALED RECORDS?

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    Psychiatric Meds: Prescription for Murder? – The New American

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/14655-prescription-for-murder

    MAR 6, 2013 – But information about Lanza’s medical history is scarce, feeding speculation that he may fit the profile of school shooters under the influence of psychotherapeutic medication. “In virtually every mass school shooting during the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psychiatric drugs,” …

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    Behind My Back | Psychiatric Meds: Pills that Kill?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/17/psychiatric-meds-pills-that-kill/

    JUN 17, 2014 – … according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of RxISK.org, an independent website for researching and reporting on prescription drugs. Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/list-of-school-shootings-while-shooter-on-meds/#zVpqdRHRfqugyJCQ.99. This entry was posted in America …

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    JUN 19, 2015  Even, Presidential candidate and former Texas governor Rick Perry

    Quote  “I think there’s a real issue to be talked about: It seems to me — again, without having all the details about this one — that these individuals have been medicated. And there may be a real issue in this country, from the standpoint of these drugs, and how they’re used… So, I mean, there are a lot of issues here underlying this that I think we as a country need to have a conversation about,” Perry concluded, “rather than just the knee-jerk reaction of saying, you know, if we can just take all the guns away this won’t happen.”

    JUN 19, 2015 RICK PERRY “THINKS” WHILE I DOCUMENT JUN 17, 2014 THE HISTORY THAT LINKS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS/VIOLENCE AND THE SHOOTERS THAT HAD BEEN ON OR IN WITHDRAWAL FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS  ON THIS WEBSITE/BLOG.

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    behindmyback.org  having all the details about this one

    The 1988- 2015 the documented history that links Psychiatric Drugs, School Shootings, and violence.

    and Milford, CONNECTICUT – April 25, 2014: 16-year-old Chris Plaskon stabbed Maren Sanchez, also 16, to death in a stairwell at Jonathan Law High School after she turned down his prom invitation. According to classmates and a former close friend, Chris was taking drugs for ADHD.

    Sparks, NEVADA – October 21, 2013: 12-year-old Jose Reyes opened fire at Sparks Middle School, killing a teacher and wounding two classmates before committing suicide. The investigation revealed that he had been seeing a psychiatrist and had a generic version of Prozac (fluoxetine) in his system at the time of death.

    St. Louis, MISSOURI – January 15, 2013: 34-year-old Sean Johnson walked onto the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts campus and shot the school’s financial aid director once in the chest, then shot himself in the torso. Johnson had been taking prescribed drugs for an undisclosed mental illness.

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    Additional documentation added Feb 16, 2018

    WHAT  COULD WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT SANDY HOOK?

    CONNECTICUT – December 14, 2012: 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked onto the Sandy Hook Elementary School  and  fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members. THE JUDGE SEALED THE MEDICAL RECORDS, testing body fluids for PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS, the results could have proven “potentially valuable information” by providing the undeniable link between youth violence and psychiatric drugs

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    Snohomish County, WASHINGTON – October 24, 2011: A 15-year-old girl went to Snohomish High School where police alleged that she stabbed a girl as many as 25 times just before the start of school, and then stabbed another girl who tried to help her injured friend. Prior to the attack the girl had been taking “medication” and seeing a psychiatrist. Court documents said the girl was being treated for depression.

    Planoise, FRANCE – December 13, 2010: A 17-year-old youth held twenty pre-school children and their teacher hostage for hours at Charles Fourier preschool.  The teen was reported to be on “medication for depression”.  He took a classroom hostage with two swords. Eventually, all the children and the teacher were released safely.

    Myrtle Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA – September 21, 2011: 14-year-old Christian Helms had two pipe bombs in his backpack, when he shot and wounded Socastee High School’s “resource” (police) officer. However the officer was able to stop the student before he could do anything further.  Helms had been taking drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression.

    Huntsville, ALABAMA – February 5, 2010: 15-year-old Hammad Memon shot and killed another Discover Middle School student Todd Brown.  Memon had a history for being treated for ADHD and depression.  He was taking the antidepressant Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.” He had been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist.

    Kauhajoki, FINLAND – September 23, 2008: 22-year-old culinary student Matti Saari shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself.  Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine. He was also seeing a psychologist.

    Fresno, CALIFORNIA – April 24, 2008: 17-year-old Jesus “Jesse” Carrizales attacked the Fresno high school’s officer, hitting him in the head with a baseball bat.  After knocking the officer down, the officer shot Carrizales in self-defense, killing him.  Carrizales had been prescribed Lexapro and Geodon, and his autopsy showed that he had a high dose of the antidepressant Lexapro in his blood that could have caused him to be paranoid, according to the coroner.

    Dekalb, ILLINOIS – February 14, 2008: 27-year-old Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amount of Xanax in his system. He had been seeing a psychiatrist.

    Jokela, FINLAND – November 7, 2007: 18-year-old Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School in southern Finland, then committed suicide.

    TEXAS – November 7, 2007: 17-year-old Felicia McMillan returned to her former Robert E. Lee High School campus and stabbed a male student and wounded the principle with a knife.  McMillan had been on drugs for depression, and had just taken them the night before the incident.

    Cleveland, OHIO – October 10, 2007: 14-year-old Asa Coon stormed through his school with a gun in each hand, shooting and wounding four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon had been placed on the antidepressant Trazodone.

    Sudbury, MASSACHUSETTS – January 19, 2007: 16-year-old John Odgren stabbed another student with a large kitchen knife in a boy’s bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. In court his father testified that Odgren was prescribed the drug Ritalin.

    North Vernon, INDIANA – December 4, 2006: 16-year-old Travis Roberson stabbed another Jennings County High School student in the neck, nearly severing an artery. Roberson was in withdrawal from Wellbutrin, which he had stopped taking days before the attack.

    Hillsborough, NORTH CAROLINA – August 30, 2006: 19-year-old Alvaro Rafael Castillo shot and killed his father, then drove to Orange High School where he opened fire. Two students were injured in the shooting, which ended when school personnel tackled him. His mother said he was on drugs for depression.

    Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA – April 2006: 17-year-old William Barrett Foster took a shotgun to school and took a teacher and a fellow student hostage at East Chapel Hill High School. After being talked out of shooting the hostages, Foster fired two shots through a classroom window before fleeing the school on foot. Foster’s father testified that his son had stopped taking his antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs without telling him.

    Red Lake, MINNESOTA – March 21, 2005: 16-year-old Jeff Weise, on Prozac, shot and killed his grandparents, then went to his school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation where he shot dead 5 students, a security guard, and a teacher, and wounded 7 before killing himself.

    Greenbush, NEW YORK – February 2004: 16-year-old Jon Romano strolled into his high school in east Greenbush and opened fire with a shotgun. Special education teacher Michael Bennett was hit in the leg. Romano had been taking “medication for depression”. He had previously seen a psychiatrist.

    Red Lion, PENNSYLVANIA – February 2, 2001: 56-year-old William Michael Stankewicz entered North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary School with a machete, leaving three adults and 11 children injured. Stankewicz was taking four different drugs for depression and anxiety weeks before the attacks.

    Ikeda, JAPAN – June 8, 2001: 37-year-old Mamoru Takuma, wielding a 6-inch knife, slipped into an elementary school and stabbed eight first- and second-graders to death while wounding at least 15 other pupils and teachers. He then turned the knife on himself but suffered only superficial wounds. He later told interrogators that before the attack he had taken 10 times his normal dose of antidepressants.

    Wahluke, WASHINGTON – April 10, 2001: Sixteen-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage. He had been taking the antidepressant Effexor.

    El Cajon, CALIFORNIA – March 22, 2001: 18-year-old Jason Hoffman, on the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor, opened fire on his classmates, wounding three students and two teachers at Granite Hills High School. He had been seeing a psychiatrist before the shooting.

    Williamsport, PENNSYLVANIA – March 7, 2001: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was taking the antidepressant Prozac when she shot at fellow students, wounding one.

    Oxnard, CALIFORNIA – January 2001: 17-year-old Richard Lopez went to Hueneme High School with a gun and shot twice at a car in the school’s parking lot before taking a female student hostage.  Lopez was eventually killed by a SWAT officer.  He had been prescribed Prozac, Paxil and “drugs that helped him go to sleep.”

    Conyers, Georgia – May 20, 1999: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with the stimulant Ritalin when he opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates.

    Columbine, COLORADO – April 20, 1999: 18-year-old Eric Harris and his accomplice, Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 26 others before killing themselves. Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox.  Klebold’s medical records remain sealed. Both shooters had been in anger-management classes and had undergone counseling.  Harris had been seeing a psychiatrist before the shooting.

    Notus, Idaho – April 16, 1999: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school, narrowly missing students. He was taking a prescribed antidepressant and Ritalin.

    Springfield, OREGON – May 21, 1998: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and then proceeded to school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 25. Kinkel had been taking the antidepressant Prozac. Kinkel had been attending “anger control classes” and was under the care of a psychologist.

    Blackville, SOUTH CAROLINA – October 12, 1995: 15-year-old Toby R. Sincino slipped into the Blackville-Hilda High School’s rear entrance, where he shot two Blackville-Hilda High School teachers, killing one. Then Toby killed himself moments later. His aunt, Carolyn McCreary, said he had been undergoing counseling with the Department of Mental Health and was taking Zoloft for emotional problems.

    Chelsea, MICHIGAN – December 17, 1993: 39-year-old chemistry teacher Stephen Leith, facing a disciplinary matter at Chelsea High School, shot Superintendent Joseph Piasecki to death, shot Principal Ron Mead in the leg, and slightly wounded journalism teacher Phil Jones. Leith was taking Prozac and had been seeing a psychiatrist.

    Houston, TEXAS – September 18, 1992: 44-year-old Calvin Charles Bell, reportedly upset about his second-grader’s progress report, appeared in the principal’s office of Piney Point Elementary School. Bell fired a gun in the school, and eventually wounded two officers before surrendering. Relatives told police on Friday that Bell was an unemployed Vietnam veteran and had been taking anti-depressants.

    Winnetka, ILLINOIS – 20 May 1988: 30-year-old Laurie Wasserman Dann walked into a second grade classroom at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Illinois carrying three pistols and began shooting children, killing an eight-year-old boy, and wounding five others before fleeing. She entered a nearby house where she shot and wounded a 20-year-old man before killing herself. Dann had been seeing a psychiatrist and subsequent blood tests revealed that at the time of the killings, she was taking the antidepressant Anafranil.

    • Toby Sincino, a 15-year-old who shot two teachers and himself in 1995 at his SOUTH CAROLINA school, was taking the antidepressant Zoloft.
    • Kip Kinkel, an OREGON teen who murdered his parents and proceeded on a shooting rampage at his high school in 1998, killed two and wounded 25 while in Prozac withdrawal.
    • Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in 1999 at his IDAHO high school while on an antidepressant.
    • T.J. Solomon, Jr. was 15 years old when he shot six classmates in ATLANTA in 1999. He was taking Ritalin and was also being treated for depression.
    • Eric Harris was one of the assailants at Columbine High School in COLORADO in 1999. His autopsy revealed a therapeutic level of the antidepressant Luvox in his system.
    • Jason Hoffman wounded five people with a shotgun at his CALIFORNIA high school in 2001 while on two antidepressant medications, Celexa and Effexor.
    • Jeffrey Weise, a student at Red Lake High School in MINNESOTA, killed 10 and wounded seven in 2005 while on Prozac.
    • Matti Saari, a college student in FINLAND, shot and killed 10 people before committing suicide at his university in 2008. The Finnish Ministry of Justice later reported he was taking an antidepressant and an anti-anxiety medication.
    • Steve Kazmierczak killed six including himself at Northern ILLINOIS University in 2008 while in withdrawal from the antidepressant Prozac.
    • Tim Kretschmer murdered 15 students and teachers at his secondary school in GERMANY in 2009, and then committed suicide. Police reported Kretschmer was taking prescriptions to treat depression.

    2008-02-15
    ILLINOIS
    ** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
    School Shooting
    Prozac Antidepressant

    2005-03-24
    MINNESOTA
    **10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
    School Shooting
    Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant

    2001-03-10
    PENNSYLVANIA
    **14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
    School Shooting
    Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med

    2011-07-11
    ALABAMA
    **14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student
    School Shooting
    Zoloft Antidepressant

    1995-10-12
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    **15 Year Old Shoots Two Teachers, Killing One: Then Kills Himself
    School Shooting
    Med For Depression

    2009-03-13
    GERMANY
    **16 Dead Including Shooter: Antidepressant Use: Shooter in Treatment For Depression
    School Hostage Situation
    Med For Depression

    2010-12-15
    FRANCE
    **17 Year Old with Sword Holds 20 Children & Teacher Hostage
    School Shooting Plot
    Med For Depression WITHDRAWAL

    2008-08-28
    TEXAS
    **18 Year Old Plots a Columbine School Attack
    School Shooting
    Anafranil Antidepressant

    1988-05-20
    ILLINOIS
    **29 Year Old WOMAN Kills One Child: Wounds Five: Kills Self
    School Shooting
    Luvox/Zoloft Antidepressants

    1999-04-20
    COLORADO
    **COLUMBINE: 15 Dead: 24 Wounded
    School Stabbings
    Antidepressants

    2001-06-09
    JAPAN
    **Eight Dead: 15 Wounded: Assailant Had Taken 10 Times his Normal Dose of Depression Med
    School Shooting
    Prozac Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL

    1998-05-21
    OREGON
    **Four Dead: Twenty Injured
    School Stabbing
    Med For Depression

    2011-10-25
    WASHINGTON
    **Girl, 15, Stabs Two Girls in School Restroom: 1 Is In Critical Condition
    School Shooting
    Antidepressant

    2006-09-30
    COLORADO
    **Man Assaults Girls: Kills One & Self
    School Machete Attack
    Med for Depression

    2001-09-26
    PENNSYLVANIA
    **Man Attacks 11 Children & 3 Teachers at Elementary School
    School Shooting Related
    Luvox

    1993-07-23
    FLORIDA
    **Man Commits Murder During Clinical Trial for Luvox: Same Drug as in COLUMBINE: Never Reported
    School Hostage Situation
    Cymbalta Antidepressant withdrawal

    2009-11-09
    NEW YORK
    **Man With Gun Inside School Holds Principal Hostage
    School Shooting
    Antidepressants

    1992-09-20
    TEXAS
    **Man, Angry Over Daughter’s Report Card, Shoots 14 Rounds inside Elementary School
    School Shooting
    SSRI

    2010-02-19
    FINLAND
    **On Sept. 23, 2008 a Finnish Student Shot & Killed 9 Students Before Killing Himself
    School Shooting Threat
    Med for Depression*

    2004-10-19
    NEW JERSEY
    **Over-Medicated Teen Brings Loaded Handguns to School
    School Shooting
    Antidepressant?

    2007-04-18
    VIRGINIA
    **Possible SSRI Use: 33 Dead at Virginia Tech
    School Shooting
    Antidepressant?

    2002-01-17
    VIRGINIA
    **Possible SSRI Withdrawal Mania: 3 Dead at Law School
    School Incident/Bizarre
    Zoloft*

    2010-08-22
    AUSTRALIA
    **School Counselor Exhibits Bizarre Behavior: Became Manic On Zoloft
    School/Assault
    Antidepressant

    2009-11-04
    CALIFORNIA
    **School Custodian Assaults Student & Principal: Had Manic Reaction From Depression Med
    School Shooting
    Prozac Antidepressant

    1992-01-30
    MICHIGAN
    **School Teacher Shoots & Kills His Superintendent at School
    School Shooting Threats
    Celexa Antidepressant

    2010-01-25
    VIRGINIA
    **Senior in High School Threatens to Kill 4 Classmates: Facebook Involved: Bail Denied
    School Violence/Murder
    Antidepressants*

    1998-05-04
    NEW YORK
    **Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots his Wife in an Elementary School
    School Knifing/Murder
    Meds For Depression & ADHD

    2010-04-28
    MASSACHUSETTS
    **Sixteen Year Old Kills 15 Year Old in High School Bathroom in Sept. 2009
    School Stabbing
    Wellbutrin
    2006-12-04
    INDIANA
    **Stabbing by 17 Year Old At High School: Charged with Attempted Murder
    School Threat
    Antidepressants

    2007-04-23
    MISSISSIPPI
    **Student Arrested for Making School Threat Over Internet
    School Suspension
    Lexapro Antidepressant

    2007-07-28
    ARKANSAS
    **Student Has 11 Incidents with Police During his 16 Months on Lexapro
    School Shooting
    Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL

    2007-11-07
    FINLAND
    **Student Kills 8: Wounds 10: Kills Self: High School in Finland
    School Shooting
    Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant

    90 PSYCH MEDS LINKED TO % OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

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    ADDED FEB 16, 2018

    CONNECTICUT – December 14, 2012: 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked onto the Sandy Hook Elementary School  and  fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members

    The Connecticut Case

    What did the American people  learn from Sandy Hook?

    Fox News reported, after an initial search of Lanza’s home, investigators found no indication the 20-year-old was taking prescriptions. Other evidence suggests he was. Louise Tambascio, a friend of Lanza’s mother, told CBS News’ Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes, “I know he was on medication and everything.” ABC News also interviewed Tambascio, who repeated, “I knew he was on medication.”

    Connecticut’s chief medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver II, is currently conducting toxicology exams to determine if Lanza was using any behavior-modifying drugs. Many think it likely. Days after the Sandy Hook massacre, standing outside Lanza’s home,

    CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta commented, “What medications was he on? I’m specifically talking about antidepressants. If you look at the studies of other shootings like this that have happened, medications like this were a common factor.”

    In a December 16 Fox News interview, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge also warned of the undeniable link between youth violence and psychiatric drugs.

    Most media choose to ignore such warnings and even downplay the obvious. The Associated Press published a January 11 report entitled, “Connecticut shooting: Medical examiner says gunman’s body won’t reveal much.” It claims that “Connecticut’s chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions.” In a glaring contradiction the same article later notes, “The toxicology exam, which could take several weeks, involves testing body fluids for psychiatric medications or illegal substances. Carver said the result could provide ‘potentially valuable information’ in creating a full picture of Lanza.”

    Meanwhile, government officials and anti-gun activists continue to use the tragedy in the Constitution State to deprive Americans of the constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Whether Adam Lanza’s toxicology tests reveal psychiatric medications were involved in his rampage is not likely to deter their frenzied zeal.

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/14655-prescription-for-murder

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    From the moment news emerged Friday that a young man had carried out a horrific massacre of elementary-school children, politicians from local city halls to the White House have been restoking the age-old push for more gun control. While guns have been a common denominator in mass slayings at schools by teens, THERE’S ANOTHER FAMILIAR ELEMENT THAT SEEMS INCREASINGLY TO BE MINIMIZED.

    Some 90 percent of school shootings over more than a decade have been linked to a widely prescribed type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of RxISK.org, an independent website for researching and reporting on prescription drugs.
    Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/list-of-school-shootings-while-shooter-on-meds/#zVpqdRHRfqugyJCQ.99

     “IN VIRTUALLY EVERY MASS SCHOOL SHOOTING DURING THE PAST 15 YEARS, THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN ON OR IN WITHDRAWAL FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS,” observed Lawrence Hunter of the Social Security Institute.

    “YET, FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS AND MURDEROUS VIOLENCE,

     preferring instead to exploit these tragedies in an oppressive and unconstitutional power grab to snatch guns away from innocent, law-abiding people who are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution the right to own and bear arms to deter government tyranny and to use firearms in self defense against any miscreant who would do them harm.”

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    The bottom line…..

    Despite the abundance of such evidence and a glut of scientific studies proving real danger, “THERE HAS YET TO BE A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION ON THE LINK BETWEEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS AND ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE,” according to THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (CCHRI), a non-profit mental health watchdog group.


  • School Shootings Lessons Learned 2012- 2018

    2012-2018 The lessons of this report are simple? We must improve school security, increase mental health services, and require background checks for all gun purchases so we can keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people.

    2012-2018 We should not wait for another gun violence tragedy to institute these reforms and other common sense measures. The cost of inaction is too great.”

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    Feb 15, 2018 President Trump said, Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools and TACKLE THE DIFFICULT ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH.

    Neurodevelopmental and psychosocial risk factors in serial killers and …

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359178914000305

    by CS Allely – ‎2014 – ‎Cited by 38 – ‎Related articles

    2014 NEW RESEARCH IS URGENTLY REQUIRED TO UNDERSTAND THE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THESE FORMS OF EXTREME VIOLENCE SO THAT PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES CAN BE DEVELOPED

    2014 Our findings tentatively indicate that these extreme forms of violence may be a result of a highly complex interaction of BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS.

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    Florida School Shooting: Suspect, Death Toll – What to Know | Time

    time.com › U.S. › Crime

    4 hours ago – The FBI is saying they were warned about a YouTube comment that may have come from the Florida high school shooter five months ago. “In 2017, the FBI received information about a comment made on a YouTube channel. The comment simply said, ‘I’m going to be a professional school shooter.

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    What did the American people  learn from Sandy Hook?

    JUDGE CARL J. SCHUMAN  a Connecticut Superior Court Judge overturned a ruling by the State’s Freedom of Information Commission ordering police to release private documents belonging to Adam Lanza, the man who fatally shot his mother, then 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School before turning the gun on himself in December 2012.

    JUDGE CARL J. Schuman noted that the documents—notebooks, a spreadsheet and other items detailing Lanza’s obsession with violence and previous mass shooters—may have come out if there had been a trial. He sought to apply his ruling to other cases without trials that do not necessarily end in the perpetrator’s death. “Future cases will undoubtedly involve this sort of involuntary seizure of a victim’s diary or other personal notes, a person’s phone records, computer or email communications, bank records, medical records, business records, and other items,” he wrote.

     “Exposure of these items to the public when the state has not seen a need to do so in the criminal case entails a significant invasion of the owner’s privacy and interference with his or her property rights.”

    The publisher and editor-in-chief of the Courant said he and his colleagues were “disappointed in the decision and are currently assessing our options.”

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    FBI releases files on Sandy Hook massacre | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/news/356930-fbireleases-files-on-sandy-hook-massacre

    The FBI on Tuesday released a trove of more than 1,500 highly redacted pages that shed light on the bureau’s investigation into the shooting at Sandy Hook

    The FBI’s summary of the interview is chilling: “He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders … Lanza devoted almost all his internet activity to researching and discussing mass murders and spree killings.”

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     Behind My Back | 74 More School Shootings

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/12/74-more-schoolshootings

    74 More School Shootings

    No parent should have to fear for the life of their child when they drop them off at school.

    Posted on June 12, 2014 8:28 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    THE PRESIDENT AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TURN CRIMINALS AND THE MENTALLY ILL LOOSE, AND THEY RUN RAMPANT IN OUR CITIES AND TOWNS  IN THE USA…

    SO WHO’S IN LOCK UP? AND WHO IS LOCKED DOWN?

    AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN

    ANOTHER CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT TAIL WAGGING THE DOG.

     To ‘wag the dog’ means to PURPOSELY DIVERT ATTENTION from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance.

     By doing so, the lesser-significant event is catapulted into the limelight, DROWNING PROPER ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY THE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUE.

    INDEED, IS THERE NO CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING , no ways? no means? FOR BUILDING, RUNNING AND MAINTAINING PRISONS AND MENTAL HOSPITALS?

    Why is there is no FUNDING for the  incarceration or effective treatment for the mentally ill?

    Why do our elected representative fund and legislate to treat the EFFECT of school shootings?

    AND FAIL TO PROVIDE FUNDING AND LEGISLATION FOR  an EFFECTIVE CURE FOR THE CAUSE?

    SO WHO’S IN LOCK UP? AND WHO IS IN LOCK DOWN?

    AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN

    WHO’S LIVING IN FEAR IN OUR COUNTRY?

    (children live what they learn)

     AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

    SO WHO’S IN LOCK UP? AND WHO IS IN LOCK DOWN?

    INDEED, WHO SHOULD BE LOCKED  UP?

    AND, WHO SHOULD BE LOCKED DOWN?

    This entry was posted in America in Crisis, DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY?, Fear in America, Government Accountability, Hello Congress is anybody home?, Wagging the Dog

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    Psychiatric Meds: Pills that Kill?

    Posted on June 17, 2014 7:44 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Psychiatric Meds: Pills that Kill?

    34 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs

    Seattle, Washington – June 5, 2014: 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University, killing one student and wounding two others. Ybarra planned to kill as many people as possible and then kill himself. In 2012, Ybarra reported that he had been prescribed the antidepressant Prozac and antipsychotic Risperdal. A report from his counselor in December of 2013 said that he was taking Prozac at the time and planned to continue to meet with his psychiatrist and therapist as needed.

     “In virtually every mass school shooting during the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psychiatric drugs,” observed Lawrence Hunter of the Social Security Institute. “YET, FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS AND MURDEROUS VIOLENCE, preferring instead to exploit these tragedies in an oppressive and unconstitutional power grab to snatch guns away from innocent, law-abiding people who are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution the right to own and bear arms to deter government tyranny and to use firearms in self defense against any miscreant who would do them harm.”

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    Over 70 K-12 School Shootings?

    Posted on November 5, 2014 10:47 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    After over 70 K-12 School Shootings in America?

     After the Oct.24, 2014 Marysville WA School Shooting

    Herman Williams a Tulalip tribal executive, said “We must find out why this is happening and  a way to stop it.” (I can’t find his exact quote)

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    Update Facts on School Shootings

    Posted on December 6, 2014 1:31 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    A Message From the Chairman

    Chairman Herman Williams, Sr. Responds to Tragedy at Marysville Pilchuck High School

    TULALIP, WA — October 24, 2014

    Our community is reeling from this experience, so we ask that the media and the public honor the families and our children in this time of grief.

    Sadly, we are now experiencing what has become A NATIONAL TREND, which we, as a society, must address. These are our children. They are suffering, and their lives will be forever changed.

    Chairman Herman Williams Sr., offered this statement:

    “Our priority is now on our children and young people. ”

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    The message from Chairman Herman Williams, Sr. really hit home with me.

    We share this priority on our children and young people and we share family members in the Marysville community. Twelve members of my family live, work and attend school in Marysville.

    I called Chairman Herman Williams on Tues. Nov. 4, 2014 at 10:45am and left a message for him, indeed “WE” must find out why this is happening and find a way to stop it!

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    Chairman Herman Williams, Sr.  returned my call on Dec. 3, 2014. It was not a long conversation.

    We  are both deeply concerned about the school shootings.

    Common sense dictates that new scientific based solutions to what has become A NATIONAL TREND,  must  be addressed

    Chairman Williams has meetings with influential people, he is in a position to uncover facts.  Those facts can be used to implement change.

    I told Herman that I have researched the history, documented and posted many FACTUAL comments regarding the NATIONAL TREND  of school shootings.

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     Behind My Back | Kilmer on Stop School Shootings

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/10/16/kilmer-on-stop-schoolshootings

    Kilmer on Stop School Shootings Something must have triggered Kilmer’s prompt response with my posting on Oct. 15, 2015 …

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    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My response to Rep. Kilmer and his email reply on….

    Behind My Back | Stop School Shootings?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/10/14/stopschoolshootings/

    2 days ago – The “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS” of school shooters has been linked with … said “We must find out why this is happening and a way to stop it.
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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings (full text below)
    Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM Kilmer response on Stop School Shootings

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S OCTOBER 15, 2015 RESPONSE,

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    Oct. 15, 2015, I received an email reply from Rep. Kilmer on  Stop School Shootings

    This paragraph stands out

    In addition, far more needs to be done TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law BECAUSE IT SIMPLY MAKES SENSE THAT ILLNESSES ABOVE THE NECK SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME AS ILLNESSES BELOW THE NECK. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.
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    This is my response to Rep. Kilmer

    A treatable physical medical disease is not MENTAL ILLNESS

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    Apr 1, 2015 the Mayo Clinic, has identified the MEDICAL DISEASE.
    as hypogonadism, in which the pre-pubertal male body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone.

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    Erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) in all males and pre-pubertal male is a physically observable, testable, treatable and manageable medical disease.

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    TV ADS  50% of all men over 50 men  are suffering some type of erectile dysfunction (ED) low testosterone ( LOW T) and can’t get an erection, they are treated for the medical disease.

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    Imagine what would happen if the (LOW T) and (ED) men were all denied medical treatment, and they were told by the government

    THAT (LOW T) and (ED) WAS ALL IN THEIR HEAD?

    Hmmm… Using the Kilmer rational that  a PHYSICAL TREATABLE DISEASE below the neck? should be treated the same as an MENTAL ILLNESSES above the neck?
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    October 15, 2015 Kilmer’s response on Stop School Shootings( full text)

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Representative Derek Kilmer
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:05 PM
    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.

    In the face of a number of tragic shootings, including some in our own region, we know more can and must be done to prevent these tragedies.

    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. I am continuing to push Congress to move forward on commonsense legislation that would keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and those legally prohibited to have GUNS It makes sense to improve and expand the background check system because keeping GUNS out of the hands of felons and the mentally ill will have a real impact on reducing GUN violence.

    Right now, our federal background check system is not utilized for all sales. While licensed dealers are required to conduct background checks on all of their sales, online intrastate sellers and private sellers are not required to conduct background checks. As a consequence, the current federal system leaves a loophole for folks that would otherwise be denied a GUN through licensed sellers – felons, domestic abusers, and those prohibited due to a dangerous mental illness. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.

    One bright spot is that last year the Congress increased resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.

    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1217, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks — including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.

    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.

    In addition, far more needs to be done to address mental health issues. Congress should stop its efforts to repeal the nation’s mental health parity law because it simply makes sense that illnesses above the neck should be treated the same as illnesses below the neck. More resources must also be provided to adequately treat mental illness and to train and retain mental health professionals.

    Those of us who care about preventing these senseless acts of violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.

    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. It is an honor to serve as your representative.

    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    DID YOU COUNT THE WORDS IN HIS RESPONSE?

    KIDS AND CHILDREN, ARE MENTIONED ONLY TWO (2) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN AND GUNS, ARE MENTIONED ELEVEN (11) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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     Behind My Back | Boys, and the Pills That Kill

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/22/boysand-the-pillsthat-kill

    Boys, and the Pills That Kill What do we know about school shooters? Other than they are exclusively male (boys). IN 1996 , 10 percent to 12 percent of all MALE …

    June 19, 2014 Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” full text
    Posted on June 19, 2014 12:38 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill” (full text at bottom)

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    PLEASE NOTE: THAT IN KILMER’S  JUNE 19, 2014 RESPONSE,

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY THREE (3) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TEN (10) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN  “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED
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    My JUNE 19, 2014 comment on Derek Kilmer’s response to Pills that kill?
    CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON THE
    INCREASE IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS LINKED TO ANTIDEPRESSANT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    More than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to psychiatric drugs.

    While in the wake to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre most of the debate has centered around gun control, perhaps more of the debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    INDEED, CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED
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    Snippet from Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our sons and daughters safe. THUS FAR, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO MAKE PROGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. It has FAILED to make progress on school safety. And it has FAILED to make any progress in the effort to make sure firearms don’t end up in the hands of felons or PEOPLE WITH DANGEROUS MENTAL ILLNESS.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
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    In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided SSRI antidepressants
    MUST CARRY A BLACK BOX WARNING THAT THE DRUG CAN CAUSE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
    BUT WHAT ABOUT VIOLENCE AND HOMICIDAL TENDENCIES?
    Despite mounting evidence that antidepressants and certain other drugs can induce violent behavior and has led to the tragic death of spouses, family members and friends,
    THE FDA HAS DONE NOTHING TO WARN OR CURB THE USE OF SUCH DRUGS.
    Should Antidepressants Carry Black Box Warning for Homicidal Tendencies?
    June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
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    INDEED, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ? CONGRESS HAS FAILED AND FAILED AND FAILED….
    AND, CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO HISTORICALLY CONNECT? INVESTIGATE? AND ACT ON
    THE June 1st, 1993 ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING THE FORCED USE OF RITALIN
    HERE WE ARE 21 YEARS LATER, June 19, 2014
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/increase-in-school-shootings-linked-to-antidepressant-prescription-drugs/
    WHO FORCED THE USE OF RITALIN ON AMERICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN?
    BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981
    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    [FN61]. See Barkley, supra note 1, at 189 (ALSO NOTING A 400% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN TAKING STIMULANT DRUGS BETWEEN 1970 AND 1981).
    1969
    [FN128]. Id. at 574. “[These] young people do not ‘shed their constitutional rights’ at the school house door.” Id. (quoting Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Community Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 506 (1969)).
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    IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY
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    http://ablechild.org/1993/06/01/an-analysis-of-the-legal-issues-surrounding-the-forced-use-of-ritalin/
    The question of dependency on [drugs such as Ritalin] quickly turns from a medical INTO A POLITICAL QUESTION whose very definition involves not merely the psychological state of the patient but also the social and political impositions of the society and ITS INSTITUTIONS . . . .
    [I]n all such cases of liberty, this one has implications for every member of the population, not merely those who are chemically incarcerated. . . .IT IS THE IDEOLOGY OF DRUGGING, THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE CAN AND SHOULD BE CHEMICALLY MANAGED, AND THAT REPRESENTS THE MOST PERVASIVE IMPOSITION ON PERSONAL LIBERTY AND THE MOST DANGEROUS EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.
    The . . . counterargument that a certain drug isn’t hurting a certain child . . . and that one should not sacrifice his well-being to some political abstraction, is itself a disguised political argument in defense of the standards that determine his . . . success.
    THE ARGUMENT SEEMS TO PROVE THAT WHILE THE CHILD MAY NOT BECOME DEPENDENT ON THE DRUG, THOSE WHO RECOMMEND AND DEFEND IT ALREADY ARE.
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    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE AND ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS.
    Indeed, who is responsible? Congress has failed and failed and failed….
    The congressional investigation and debate should be focused on the mood altering drugs that people are being given as more than 60 school shootings among and more than 4,800 violent attacks have been linked to PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS.
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    Rep. Derek Kilmer’s response on “Pills that Kill”
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    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about preventing GUN violence. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the VICTIMS and their families of the tragedies that have recently rattled the West Coast in Isla Vista, Portland, and in our state at Seattle Pacific University.
    When my wife Jennifer and I drop our KIDS off at school, we want them to be filled with hope and excitement about the day ahead – never with questions about whether they will be safe. That’s what all parents want.
    It’s been over a year since the tragedy in Newtown, and unfortunately Congress still hasn’t made enough progress on legislation that would keep our SONS AND DAUGHTERS safe. Thus far, Congress has failed to make progress on mental health funding. It has failed to make progress on school safety. And it has failed to make any progress in the effort to make sure FIREARMS don’t end up in the hands of felons or people with dangerous mental illness.
    I find this incredibly disappointing – not simply as a member of Congress who has been fighting to move forward on each of these issues, but as a dad.
    But I’m not willing to give up.
    Nothing is more important to me than ensuring the safety of our CHILDREN. Congress still must find ways to move forward on commonsense legislation to keep GUNS out of the hands of felons and people with dangerous mental illness. It’s estimated that 40 percent of GUN owners don’t go through a background check when purchasing a GUN. As a consequence, GUNS are ending up in the wrong hands. We can’t accept that. Too much is at stake.
    One bright spot is that the House recently passed a strong bipartisan amendment to increase resources for our existing background checks system. Despite that, I think there is still more that we can do.
    I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1565, a bipartisan bill that would require universal background checks – including requiring background checks at GUN shows, on all GUN sales over the internet, and sales through classified advertisements. I believe this legislation is a common sense way to strengthen public safety while protecting the Second Amendment rights of responsible GUN owners.
    While there’s more that needs to be done, Congress can and should move quickly and thoughtfully to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe. I’ll continue to urge House Leadership to bring this bill forward.
    Those of us who care about preventing GUN violence – as parents and as policy makers – are not giving up the fight.
    Thank you for your advocacy and for sharing why preventing GUN violence is important to you. I am honored to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress
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    KILMERS bottom line?
    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    KILMERS bottom line?

    TOTAL ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS FROM JUNE 19, 2014 TO OCTOBER 15, 2015

    THE WORD VICTIMS IS ONLY MENTIONED ONE (1) TIME

    KIDS, CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE MENTIONED ONLY FIVE (5) TIMES

    WHILE THE WORDS, GUN, GUNS AND FIREARMS, ARE MENTIONED TWENTY ONE (21) TIMES

    MEDICAL TREATMENT TO “STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT THAT IS CAUSAL IN “SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”  IS NOT MENTIONED

    I THOUGHT CHILDREN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE THE PRIORITY IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

    INDEED, THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE FOCUSING ON FURTHER FIREARMS BANS OR RESTRICTIONS ARE CLEARLY FOCUSING ON THE WRONG ISSUES


  • Americas advancement of knowledge 1786-2018

    1786 “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty” James Madison.

    2017 THE ADVANCEMENT AND DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE WORLD WIDE WEB SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS

    For context, as of October 2017, total worldwide population is 7.6 billion

    The internet has 3.5 billion users

    There are 3.03 billion active social media users

    91% of retail brands use 2 or more social media channels

    81% of all small and medium businesses use some kind of social platform

    Internet users have an average of 7.6 social media accounts

    Social media users grew by 121 million between Q2 2017 and Q3 2017.

    That works out at a new social media user every 15 seconds.

    Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp handle 60 billion messages a day

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    1954-2018  THE ADVANCEMENT AND DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME

    It was just a matter of time before the general public would be able to grasp and upset the cradle of power. In 1954 it was well recognized by those in positions of authority that it was only a matter of time, only a few decades, before the general public would be able to grasp and upset the cradle of power, for the very elements of the new silent weapon technology were as accessible for a public utopia as they were for providing a private utopia.

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    THE INTERNET GOT ITS START IN THE UNITED STATES 1954-2018 ALMOST 70 YEARS AGO AS A GOVERNMENT WEAPON IN THE COLD WAR.

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.

    BOTH TECHNOLOGIES BECAME THE TECHNICAL FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNET.

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    The Invention of the Internet – Inventions – HISTORY.com

    www.history.com/topics/inventions/invention-of-the-internet

    Find out more about the history of The Invention of the Internet, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. GET ALL THE FACTS ON HISTORY.COM.

    Unlike technologies such as the light bulb or the telephone, the Internet has no single “inventor.” Instead, it has evolved over time. THE INTERNET GOT ITS START IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO AS A GOVERNMENT WEAPON IN THE COLD WAR. For years, scientists and researchers used it to communicate and share data with one another.

    THE SPUTNIK SCARE

    On OCTOBER 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world’s first manmade satellite into orbit. The satellite, known as Sputnik, did not do much: It tumbled aimlessly around in outer space, sending blips and bleeps from its radio transmitters as it circled the Earth. Still, to many Americans, the beach-ball-sized Sputnik was proof of something alarming: While the brightest scientists and engineers in the United States had been designing bigger cars and better television sets, it seemed, the Soviets had been focusing on less frivolous things—and they were going to win the Cold War because of it.

    After Sputnik’s launch, many Americans began to think more seriously about science and technology. Schools added courses on subjects like chemistry, physics and calculus. Corporations took government grants and invested them in scientific research and development.

     AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ITSELF FORMED NEW AGENCIES, SUCH AS THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE’S ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (ARPA), TO DEVELOP SPACE-AGE TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS ROCKETS, WEAPONS AND COMPUTERS.

    THE BIRTH OF THE ARPANET

    Scientists and military experts were especially concerned about what might happen in the event of a Soviet attack on the nation’s telephone system. Just one missile, they feared, could destroy the whole network of lines and wires that made efficient long-distance communication possible. In 1962, A SCIENTIST FROM M.I.T. AND ARPA NAMED J.C.R. LICKLIDER proposed a solution to this problem: a “GALACTIC NETWORK” of computers that could talk to one another. Such a network would enable government leaders to communicate even if the Soviets destroyed the telephone system.

    In 1965, another M.I.T. SCIENTIST developed a way of sending information from one computer to another that he called “packet switching.” Packet switching breaks data down into blocks, or packets, before sending it to its destination. That way, each packet can take its own route from place to place. Without packet switching, the government’s computer network—now known as the ARPAnet—would have been just as vulnerable to enemy attacks as the phone system.

    “LOGIN”

    In 1969, ARPAnet delivered its first message: a “node-to-node” communication from one computer to another. (THE FIRST COMPUTER WAS LOCATED IN A RESEARCH LAB AT UCLA AND THE SECOND WAS AT STANFORD; each one was the size of a small house.) The message—“LOGIN”—was short and simple, but it crashed the fledgling ARPA network anyway: The Stanford computer only received the note’s first two letters.

    THE NETWORK GROWS 1969-1970-1971 INTO A SINGLE WORLDWIDE “INTERNET.”

    By the end of 1969, just four computers were connected to the ARPAnet, but the network grew steadily during the 1970s. In 1971,

     IT ADDED THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII’S ALOHANET, AND TWO YEARS LATER IT ADDED NETWORKS AT LONDON’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THE ROYAL RADAR ESTABLISHMENT IN NORWAY.

     AS PACKET-SWITCHED COMPUTER NETWORKS MULTIPLIED, HOWEVER, IT BECAME MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO A SINGLE WORLDWIDE “INTERNET.”

    By the end of the 1970s, a computer scientist named Vinton Cerf had begun to solve this problem by developing a way for all of the computers on all of the world’s mini-networks to communicate with one another. He called his invention “TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL,” or TCP. (Later, he added an additional protocol, known as “INTERNET PROTOCOL.” The acronym we use to refer to these today is TCP/IP.) One writer describes Cerf’s protocol as “the ‘handshake’ that introduces distant and different computers to each other in a virtual space.”

    THE WORLD WIDE WEB 1991-1992 A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IN SWITZERLAND

    Cerf’s protocol transformed the Internet into a worldwide network. Throughout the 1980s, researchers and scientists used it to send files and data from one computer to another. However, in 1991 the Internet changed again. THAT YEAR, A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IN SWITZERLAND named Tim Berners-Lee introduced THE WORLD WIDE WEB: an Internet that was not simply a way to send files from one place to another but was itself A “WEB” OF INFORMATION THAT ANYONE ON THE INTERNET COULD RETRIEVE. Berners-Lee created the Internet that we know today.

    Since then, the Internet has changed in many ways. In 1992, a group of students and researchers at the University of Illinois developed a sophisticated browser that they called Mosaic. (It later became Netscape.) Mosaic offered a user-friendly way to search the Web: It allowed users to see words and pictures on the same page for the first time and to navigate using scrollbars and clickable links. THAT SAME YEAR, CONGRESS DECIDED THAT THE WEB COULD BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. As a result, companies of all kinds hurried to set up websites of their own, and e-commerce entrepreneurs began to use the Internet to sell goods directly to customers.

    More recently, social networking sites like Facebook have become a popular way for people of all ages to stay connected.

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    FEB 14, 2018 THE WORLD WIDE WEB and SOCIAL MEDIA

    WorldWideWebSize.com | The size of the World Wide Web (The Internet)

    www.worldwidewebsize.com/

    The size of the World Wide Web (The Internet) is estimated here every day. THE INDEXED WEB CONTAINS AT LEAST 4.48 BILLION PAGES. LAST UPDATE MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY, 2018.

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    105 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts | Brandwatch

    https://www.brandwatch.com/…/96-amazing-social-media-statistics-and-facts-for-2016…

    NOV 18, 2017 – We come across all sorts of interesting stats about social media sites and users, so we’ve collated the best of them in this bumper facts list. … in 2015, up from 13% a year ago; Only 20 Fortune 500 companies actually engage with their customers on Facebook,

    WHILE 83% HAVE A PRESENCE ON TWITTER; PEOPLE …

    For the curious, these represent a series of numbers that boggle the mind, users counted in tens and hundreds of millions, and time in millions and billions of hours.

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    World Wide Web Timeline – Pew Internet

    www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/world-wide-web-timeline/

    MAR 11, 2014Since its founding in 1989, the World Wide Web has touched the lives of billions of people around the world and fundamentally changed how we connect with … The timeline below is the beginning of an effort to capture both the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.

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    SEARCH ENGINES  ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB 1995-2018 GOOGLE AND WIKIPEDIA.

    ALL THINGS GOOGLE BEGAN IN 1995.

    THE SITE WAS NAMED AFTER A GOOGOL — THE NAME FOR THE NUMBER 1 FOLLOWED BY 100 ZEROS — FOUND IN THE BOOK

    The History of Google and How It Was Invented – ThoughtCo

    https://www.thoughtco.com › … › Inventions › Computers & Internet

    The very popular search engine called Google was invented by computer scientists Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The site was named after a googol — the name for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros — found in the book “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Edward Kasner and James Newman.

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    ALL THINGS WIKIPEDIA BEGAN IN 1995.

    CUNNINGHAM ALMOST CALLED IT QUICKWEB, BUT CHANGED COURSE AFTER REMEMBERING A TRIP TO HAWAII WHERE HE’D BEEN INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THE “WIKI WIKI BUS” AT THE AIRPORT. “WIKI WIKI” MEANT “QUICK” AND IT …

    History of Wikipedia – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia

    Wikipedia began with its launch on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. … In 2001, the license for Nupedia was changed to GFDL, and Wales and Sanger launched Wikipedia using the concept and technology of a wiki pioneered in 1995 by Ward Cunningham.

    Founding of Wikipedia · ‎Development of Wikipedia · ‎History by subject area

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    THE DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE WORLD WIDE WEB SOCIAL MEDIA

    MARCH 16, 2016

    The Warning – The Genius and The Courage

    Posted on March 16, 2016 10:49 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Warning – The Genius and The Courage

    We the People are engaged in a great 2016 Politico war, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. period

    Simply Put…WITHOUT AMERICA THERE IS NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    Indeed, The advancement and diffusion of knowledge was the guardian of true liberty in the United States of America securing the election of President Donald J. Trump.

    TWITTER IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOCIAL NETWORKS WORLDWIDE.

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) · Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

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    JUNE 8, 2016

    Behind My Back | What’s Driving the Establishment Bonkers?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/06/08/whats-driving-the-establishment-bonkers/

    Jun 8, 2016 – Who’s Driving The Establishments Mainstream Media 1890’s – 2013 – 2016? In the old days, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the news.

    But these days, anyone with an Internet connection can put up a news site things go viral in cyberspace, round and round and round they go on social media websites, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Tweet…..

    The big news networks have developed an almost incestuous relationship with the federal government in recent years.  But of course the same could be said of the relationship that the media has with the big corporations that own stock in their parent companies and that advertise on their networks.

    This is one of the reasons why we very rarely ever see any hard hitting stories on the big networks anymore. 

    THE FLOW OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE CORPORATE-DOMINATED MEDIA IS VERY TIGHTLY CONTROLLED, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF GATEKEEPERS THAT MAKE SURE THAT THE “WRONG STORIES” DON’T GET PUT OUT TO THE PUBLIC. 

    As a result, many of the “big stories” that have come out in recent years were originally broken by the alternative media.

    The Establishments Mainstream Media And The Politicians That They Worship Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites

    AND THIS IS DRIVING THE ESTABLISHMENT ABSOLUTELY BONKERS.

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    ALL THINGS ON MY POST #1041 STARTED WITH A 1786 JAMES MADISON QUOTATION

    “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty”

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    FROM THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, formally The Federalist, series of 85 essays ON THE PROPOSED NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND ON THE NATURE OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT, published between 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, JAMES MADISON, and John Jay.

     JAMES MADISON QUOTATIONS

    “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy” James Madison

    “The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms” James Madison

     “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood” James Madison

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    The Complete Federalist Papers < 1786-1800 < Documents …

    www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1786-1800/the-federalist-papers/

    Beginning on October 27, 1787 the Federalist Papers were first published in the New York press under the signature of “Publius”. THESE PAPERS ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL THOUGHT MADE IN AMERICA. The essays appeared in book form in 1788, with an introduction by …

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    Behind My Back | Just a Matter of Time and Money 1790-2016

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/28/just-a-matter-of-time-and-money-1790-2016/

    Apr 28, 2016 – JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND FOREIGN MONEY 1790-2016 1790 GET FIRST ALL THE PEOPLE’S MONEY, THEN ALL THEIR LANDS AND THEN MAKE THEM AND THEIR CHILDREN SERVANTS FOREVER…BANKING … www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/11/silent–weapons-for-a-quiet–war/. Apr 11 …

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    Aug 30, 2009 Al Gore, Vice President made a straightforward statement on his role. He said: During my service in the United States Congress, I TOOK THE INITIATIVE IN CREATING THE INTERNET. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be …


  • CSPAN UK Fake News Google and YouTube

    Fake news evidence session in Washington DC update – Parliament UK

    www.parliament.uk/…/committees/committees…committee/…/fake-news-us-evidence/

    Jan 25, 2018This oral evidence session is part of the Committee’s inquiry into Fake news and misinformation. This is the first ever live broadcast, public hearing of a House of Commons select committee outside of the United Kingdom. It will be a formal proceeding of the UK Parliament. A transcript of the proceedings will …

    click on the link below to watch the FAKE NEWS on CSPAN

    Member Parliament IanCLucas British FakeNews hearing – C-Span

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4713725/member…british-fakenews-hearing

    4 days ago – February 8, 2018 More Videos From. BHOC Committee Hearing on “Fake News”. British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 1 · British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 2. More information about …

    Representatives from social media organizations Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube testified before a British parliamentary committee examining “fake news.”

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    A snippet…..

    The usual practice at the start of a select committee hearing is for the chair to thank the witnesses for having made the effort to come. At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first time in parliamentary history, an entire committee had upped sticks and decamped to the US.

    Quite why they had chosen to do so was not altogether clear. As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on the off chance that the committee was hell-bent on hearing from the Americans, you’d have thought it was a great deal cheaper and much less of an organizational nightmare to fly them to the UK. After all, some of them were halfway to London having already flown 3,000 miles from Silicon Valley to join the committee in Washington.

    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers.

    But why?

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    Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/opinion/…/ending-net-neutrality-will-save-internet-not-destroy-it.ht…

    Dec 16, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet. The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will …

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    NET NEUTRALITY IMPACT BEYOND THE US

    So how does this (FCC)  decision in the United State Of America ending “net neutrality,”affect the United Kingdom and continental Europe?

    In the UK, net neutrality is currently protected by European Union  policy 2015-2120 in support of a digital single market – Brexit fallout aside.

    NET NEUTRALITY THE GLOBAL VIEW

    In terms of global scope, the United  Nations  has recognized that internet access is a vital enabler for realizing its own Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Watch part 1 and 2 of the videos on CSPAN, as a voting  American Citizen, it was quite apparent to me why they had chosen to do so,  But you decide.

    Question everything? Location? Timing? Means? Opportunity? and Motive?

    HOSTING ORGANIZATION

    George Washington University

    How Liberal is George Washington University?

    Liberal speakers outnumber conservatives 3-to-1 at GWU

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10029

    Oct 24, 2017 – Of the 45 political speakers hosted by The George Washington University during the 2016-17 academic year, 30 were liberal and just 9 were conservative.

    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers.

    But why?

    What was  the UK British House of Commons really doing in WA DC?

     Just  having a British Committee Hearing on “Fake News”?

     Or using their UK meeting “Fake News” at a Liberal College as a back door for GLOBAL NET NEUTRALITY? 

    The policy of the United Nations, the European Union  and the United Kingdom?

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    YouTube: we’ve found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit vote

    https://www.theguardian.com/…/youtube-says-no-evidence-of-russian-interference-in-…

    4 days ago – Juniper Downs, YouTube’s global head of public policy, said the company had “conducted a thorough investigation around the Brexit referendum and found no evidence of Russian interference.

    But the claim was greeted by skepticism from MPs holding a public session at George Washington University, …

    After Brexit, the UK Government could revoke this policy,. However, the  UK  Universal Service Obligation (USO), effectively makes broadband access a legal requirement, the  Digital Economy Act 2017 c.30

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    February 8, 2018

    British Committee Hearing on “Fake News,” Part 1 Representatives from social media organizations Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube testified before a British parliamentary committee examining “fake news.”

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    full unedited text

    Google and Facebook shocked – shocked! – about fake news | John …

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/…/google-and-facebook-shocked-to-find-fake-ne…

    4 days ago – February 8, 2018 At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first … As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on …

    Group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers. But why?

    The usual practice at the start of a select committee hearing is for the chair to thank the witnesses for having made the effort to come. At the digital, culture, media and sport committee’s latest hearing on “fake news” it was the other way round. For the first time in parliamentary history, an entire committee had upped sticks and decamped to the US.

    Quite why they had chosen to do so was not altogether clear. As far as anyone was aware, Google, YouTube and Facebook all had senior executives working in the UK who were just as qualified to give evidence as their US counterparts. But on the off chance that the committee was hell-bent on hearing from the Americans, you’d have thought it was a great deal cheaper and much less of an organisational nightmare to fly them to the UK. After all, some of them were halfway to London having already flown 3,000 miles from Silicon Valley to join the committee in Washington.

    Some might call it a nice winter break at an estimated cost of £30,000 to the British taxpayer. The 11 MPs preferred to call it thoroughness and, to mark the occasion, they had had special lapel badges made for themselves. Every trip abroad deserves a souvenir. And after a day or so to acclimatise and recover from jet lag – the committee flew out to the US on Tuesday – everyone was gathered in an echoey white hall at George Washington University for a 9am start.

    First in the firing line were Richard Gingras, vice-president of news at Google, and Juniper Downs, the global head of public policy at YouTube. Both were at pains to say how pleased they were to be there, how much they admired the work of the committee and how much they hated fake news. Just in case anyone had not been paying attention to this, they repeated how much they hated fake news.

    The committee chair, Damian Collins, is a much shrewder operator than he sometimes appears and probed them rather more forensically than they expected on just how much they put the profit principle above such dreary considerations as monitoring fake news and making sure people weren’t using their platforms to influence election outcomes. “We’ve got 10,000 raiders to make sure people don’t misuse the Google search engines,” Gingras insisted. In which case, Collins observed, why was it that when you typed in Jew, the auto-complete function more often than not took you to an antisemitic website? Gingras shrugged. No one was perfect.

    “It’s mission critical for us,” said Downs, when asked what Google-owned YouTube did to ensure the veracity and provenance of the news videos posted on its site. “We spend tens of millions of dollars on security.” She was then asked how much YouTube made in total. Downs bounced up and down in her chair nervously. “I don’t know,” she squeaked. Collins filled her in: $10bn. So YouTube was spending 0.1% of its earnings on security. Downs shrugged. Sounded plenty to her.

    Things didn’t improve when Facebook’s Monika Bickert, its head of global policy management, and Simon Milner, its policy director for the UK, Middle East and Africa, got their turn in front of the committee. Milner’s appearance was especially baffling as he is a Brit through and through and could far more easily have been questioned in London.

    Like Google and YouTube before them, the Facebook execs were mortified that anyone might have been using their websites for anything other than the greater glory of self-improvement. In fact they were so appalled that they were now voluntarily implementing security measures that the regulators had recently imposed on them.

    None of it was terribly enlightening. Just about the only thing we did learn was new media execs talk the same bullshit the world over. And 11 MPs probably didn’t need to travel 3,000 miles to discover that.

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    Watch part 1 and 2 of the videos on CSPAN, as a voting  American Citizen it was terribly enlightening  to me, but you decide.

    Question everything? Location? Timing? Means? Opportunity? and Motive?

    George Washington University has a history

    GW students: Our profs are liberals

    A conservative students group at George Washington University researched the political leanings of the faculty and found evidence of “substantial liberal bias.”

    The university chapter of Young America’s Foundation found that 92 percent ($221,490) of political donations by GW faculty in the 2008 primary election cycle went to Democratic candidates, while 8 percent ($20,500) went to Republicans. In the presidential election, the ratio was nearly the same, 91 percent to 9 percent.

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    A group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers. But why?

    What was  the UK really doing in WA DC? Just  having a British Committee Hearing on “Fake News”? Or using their UK meeting “Fake News” at a liberal college as a back door for GLOBAL NET NEUTRALITY?  The policy of the United Nations, the European Union  and the United Kingdom?

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    HOSTING ORGANIZATION

    George Washington University

    British House of Commons

    PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO

    Monika Bickert Head Facebook->GLOBAL POLICY Management

    Damian Collins Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Juniper Downs GLOBAL Head YouTube->Public Policy and Government Relations

    Julie Elliott Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Paul Farrelly Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Richard Gingras Vice President Google->News

    Simon Hart Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Julian Knight Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Ian Lucas Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Christian “Chris” Matheson Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Simon Milner Policy Director Facebook->United Kingdom, Middle East, and Africa

    Carlos Monje Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of Transportation->Policy

    Brendan O’Hara Member United Kingdom (Scottish National)

    Nick Pickles Public Policy Manager Twitter->United Kingdom

    Rebecca Pow Member United Kingdom (Conservative)

    Jo Stevens Member United Kingdom (Labour)

    Giles Watling Member United Kingdom (Conservative)


  • What She Learned in Africa Trump Was Right

    Posting this  will  offend some, they will say “Oh but, that was decades ago, everything has change since then”

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    These are snippets of what she learned in Africa (the full text is below)

    As a twenty-one-year-old (21) starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)

    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER,

    LIBERALS would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

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    NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WOULD I HAVE IMAGINED THAT A FEW DECADES LATER….

    Behind My Back | Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/04/22/6513

    Michigan U.S.A. Female Genital Mutilation Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested on charges of “conspiring to perform female genital

    For documentation read the 16 page criminal complaint below.

    As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue.

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    2nd doctor, wife arrested in genital mutilation case – Detroit News

    www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit…genital-mutilation/100741450/

    23 hours ago – Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a …

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    A widening conspiracy in America? TWO  7-YEAR-OLD GIRLS BROUGHT FROM MINNESOTA U.S.A. TO MICHIGAN U.S.A. FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

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    Michigan is one of 26 states that have failed to enact laws against the practice.

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    Fortunately, in the United States we have the  law on our side. THIS CASE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER PROSECUTED since FGM/C was first criminalized in 1996 in the United States.

    In 2013, the Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act amended this law to forbid “Vacation Cutting,” the practice of taking a girl overseas for FGM/C.

    We must now modify this to include domestic travel for the same criminal purpose.

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    And Now, Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America – The Daily Beast

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/and-now-female-genital-mutilation-comes-to-america

    Apr 19, 2017 – Last week, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing genital mutilation on two of her young patients. That’s right—her patients.

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    PEOPLE SEND ME STUFF……

    My blog/website is not to offend, it is to research, document, educate and inform.

    As a preface… this is worth repeating

    If you are not a liberal at age 20 you don’t have a heart If you are not a conservative at age 40 you don’t have a brain.” …attributed to Winston Churchill

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    full unedited text

    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

    crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-i-learned-in-peace-corps-in-africa.html

    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right – By Karin McQuillan (This is mandatory reading for any American with a conscience and a pulse.) (Folks – tell all your do-gooder …. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html. Posted by Crush …


    By K McQ

    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a mommunity center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

    In plain English: s— is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

    Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

    I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

    Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures’ terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.

    As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.

    The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.

    Take something as basic as family.  Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins.  All the men in one generation were called “father.”  Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives.  Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation.)  Sex, I was told, did not include kissing.  Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas.  Fidelity was not a thing.  Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.

    What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death.  Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives.  Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.

    Yet family was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.

    The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed – they were unknown.  The value system was the exact opposite.  You were supposed to steal everything you can to give to your own relatives.  There are some Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the system.  They fail.

    We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa.  The kleptocracy extends through the whole society.  My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies.  The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store.  If you were sick and didn’t have money, drop dead.  That was normal.

    So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old father’s Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and wasn’t bathing him, I wasn’t surprised.  It was familiar.

    In Senegal, corruption ruled, from top to bottom.  Go to the post office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a stamp.  After paying the bribe, you still didn’t know it if it would be mailed or thrown out.  That was normal.

    One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic.  One day, as the wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet from the medical aides – who were chatting in the shade of a mango tree instead of working – collapsed to the ground.  They turned their heads so as not to see her and kept talking.  She lay there in the dirt.  Callousness to the sick was normal.

    Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  It’s not.  It seems natural to us because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture.

    We think the Protestant work ethic is universal.  It’s not.  My town was full of young men doing nothing.  They were waiting for a government job.  There was no private enterprise.  Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy.  It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.

    All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians.  If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he’d go to another country.  The reason?  Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes.  End of your business.  You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives.  The result: Everyone has nothing.

    The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work.  A job is something given to you by a relative.  It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

    I couldn’t wait to get home.  So why would I want to bring Africa here?  Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.

    For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever.  I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.

    African problems are made worse by our aid efforts.  Senegal is full of smart, capable people.  They will eventually solve their own country’s problems.  They will do it on their terms, not ours.  The solution is not to bring Africans here.

    We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege third-world immigration by the hundred million with chain migration.  They tell us we must end America as a white, Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation – to prove we are not racist.  I don’t need to prove a thing.  Leftists want open borders because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and hate America.  They want to destroy America as we know it.

    As President Trump asked, why would we do that?

    We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in.  I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese.  I am not willing to donate my country.

    Behind My Back | Every Immigrant Brings Something

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/30/every-immigrant-brings-something

    Every Immigrant Brings Something The following program uses DNA evidence for the history of immigration and migration into the United States of America, starting in …

    Every Immigrant Brings Something

    What DNA Can Tell You, and What It Can’t

    Race is associated with biology,

     WHEREAS ETHNICITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH CULTURE

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    IMMIGRANT’S BRING THEIR CULTURE

    CULTURE DEFINITION. the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.

    CULTURE DEFINITION the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. : a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. : a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

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    The MUSLIM  “world” is a collection of different countries, CULTURES and people.


  • Adult U.S. Citizens and DACA Dreamers

    Sep 25, 2017 The average age of “Dreamers” enrolled in DACA is 24 years old. Those 25 and younger make up two-thirds of active DACA recipients – 29% are ages 16-20 and 37% are ages 21-25. About a quarter (24%) are ages 26-30, while one-in-ten (11%) are ages 31-36

     AGE 18 IS THE LEGAL AGE OF ADULT RESPONSIBILITY  FOR  U.S.A. CITIZENS AND DACA

    It is the moment when minors cease to be considered children and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them.

    As the governing body, the US congress, has a huge responsibility not only to ADULT DACA DREAMERS,  but to ADULT AMERICAN CITIZENS at large….

     Jan 28, 2018 congress better get cracking… In 2019 ALL 1.8  MILLION DACA DREAMERS WILL BE ADULTS.

     As a governing body the US congress, has a huge responsibility to put immigration  laws in place, to turn out and bring in functioning, contributing immigrants, who are an addition to society not a pull on society.

     MERIT BASE IMMIGRATION  LAWS

    BAN IMMIGRATION FROM COUNTRIES THAT PRACTICE AND PROMOTE TERRORISM

    REDUCE OVERALL IMMIGRATION

    STOP CHAIN MIGRATION

    FUND AND BUILD TRUMPS WALL

    INDEED, President Trump proposed a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million DACA Dreamers undocumented immigrants (now mostly adult) brought to America illegally by their parents….

    AND AS USUAL , BY THE USUAL, ALL OF THE ABOVE WAS OPPOSED BY THE DIE …. HARD-LINE  DEMOCRATS, PELOSI AND SCHUMER.

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    IMMIGRATION ISSUES FOR DEMOCRATS NOW AND THEN?

    IMMIGRATION SOLUTION 1953

    Speaking in the Senate on March 2, 1953, McCarran said

    I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished.

    I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. …

    HOWEVER, WE HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY HARD-CORE, INDIGESTIBLE BLOCS WHICH HAVE NOT BECOME INTEGRATED INTO THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE, BUT WHICH, ON THE CONTRARY ARE ITS DEADLY ENEMIES.

    Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain.

    The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States. …

     I DO NOT INTEND TO BECOME PROPHETIC, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation’s downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.

    IMMIGRATION SOLUTION 1953

    President Harry Truman, A DEMOCRAT, vetoed the McCarran–Walter Act, it was overridden by a vote of 278 to 113 in the House and 57 to 26 in the Senate.

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    Jan 28,2018  As the governing body, the US congress, has a huge responsibility to put immigration  laws in place, to turn out and bring in functioning, contributing immigrants, who are an addition to society not a pull on society.

    As a Concerned American Grandmother, I fully and totally support President Donald J. Trump.

    His proposed  path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million DACA Dreamers undocumented immigrants (now mostly adult) brought to America illegally by their parents. And, with the certain conditions proposed.

     As the governing body, the US congress, has a huge responsibility to AMERICAN CITIZENS at large….

    FUND AND BUILD TRUMPS WALL (against the drugs and illegal’s)

    BAN IMMIGRATION FROM COUNTRIES THAT PRACTICE AND PROMOTE TERRORISM

    STOP CHAIN MIGRATION

    REDUCE OVERALL IMMIGRATION

    MERIT BASE IMMIGRATION  LAWS

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    This is a very short post… so keep reading if you….

    WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR REASONABLE MAN UNDERSTANDING?

     What does Citizen at large mean? a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection. (distinguished from alien )

    Alien, a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living. “an illegal alien”

     “This needless policy change by the Library of Congress [replacing the use of “alien,” “illegal alien,” and “illegal immigration” with “noncitizen” and “unauthorized immigration”] embodies so much of what taxpayers find enraging about Washington

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    WANT MORE ON IMMIGRATION?

    Google or Bing  behindmyback.org immigration


  • The Evolution of Allies Wars and the UN

    1907-2018 Learning from World History?

    How one thing leads to another.

     I found this amazing quote, circa unknown?

    “THERE COMES A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU CAN NO LONGER PUT OFF CHOOSING. YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE PATH OR THE OTHER. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, OR YOU CAN STAND UP AND BE A LEADER FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd;

    THEY REMEMBER THE ONE PERSON THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY AND DO WHAT NO ONE WOULD DO.”

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    2017 Nov 2-8 DISSATISFIED WITH THE PATH AMERICA WAS ON 72%

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    AMERICA WAS DEFINITELY ON THE WRONG PATH

    America Citizens remembered  POLITICALLY INCORRECT Donald J. Trump, American Citizens voted, Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov 8, 2016 and sworn in Jan 20, 2017.

    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP WAS THE ONE PERSON THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY AND DO WHAT NO ONE WOULD DO.

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    History of the United Nations | outreach.un.org.mun

    https://outreach.un.org/mun/content/history-united-nations

    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER IS THE TREATY THAT ESTABLISHED THE UNITED NATIONS, IT WAS RATIFIED ON 24 OCTOBER 1945. …

    WHICH WILL AFFORD TO ALL NATIONS THE MEANS OF DWELLING IN SAFETY WITHIN THEIR OWN BOUNDARIES, AND WHICH WILL AFFORD ASSURANCE THAT ALL THE MEN IN ALL THE LANDS MAY LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT.

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    The United States is the largest provider of financial contributions to the United Nations, providing 22 percent of the entire UN budget in 2017 (in comparison the next biggest contributor is Japan with almost 10 percent, while EU countries pay a total of above 30 percent).

    Only five of NATO’s 28 members — the U.S., Greece, Poland, Estonia and the U.K. — meet the 2% of GDP spending target. The rest lag behind. Germany spent 1.19% of its GDP on defense last year, France forked out 1.78%. Canada, Slovenia, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg all spend less than 1%.Mar 1, 2017

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    America Citizens remembered and chose Donald J. Trump, American Citizens  voted, Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov 8, 2016 and sworn in Jan 20, 2017.

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    ONE YEAR LATER….. President Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in  Davos Switzerland.

    “But America first does not mean America alone,” he said. “When the United States grows, so does the world.”

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    Back to The Evolution of Allies, Wars and the UN

    Sorting out the allies, the good and the bad allied powers.

    World War I the War to End All Wars, was a WORLD  WAR originating in Europe it began in 1914 and lasted until 1918.

    During the conflict, GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, BULGARIA AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE THE CENTRAL POWERS (bad guys)

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    THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE?

    TURKISH: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu) was an imperial power that existed from 1299 to 1923 (634 years), one of the largest empires to rule the borders of the Mediterranean Sea. AT THE HEIGHT OF ITS POWER, it included Anatolia, the Middle East, part of North Africa, and south-eastern Europe.

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    AND, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (REALLY BAD GUYS)  1914-1918  FOUGHT AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, RUSSIA, ITALY, ROMANIA, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES, THE ALLIED POWERS (good guys)

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    ANOTHER GLARING EXAMPLE OF WHY HISTORY MATTERS IN 2018

    ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS BY PEARL REVERE

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    The Evolution of Allies, Wars and the UN

    JAN 26, 2018 – PUTIN’S  RUSSIA IS A GLOBAL POWER TO BE RECKONED WITH.

    1945 THE UNITED NATIONS

    2018  (5) NATIONS WITH VETO POWER IN UNITED NATIONS, CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUSSIA. Ancient Russia (800-1200). The Mongols and the Emergence of Moscow (1237-1613). The Romanovs (1613-1825). The Path to Revolution (1825-1920). The Soviet Era (1920-1991). Post-Communism to the Present

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    RUSSIA 1894 Franco-Russian alliance

    RUSSIA 1904 Entente Cordiale

    RUSSIA 1907 Anglo-Russian agreement

    RUSSIA 1907 THE TRIPLE ENTENTE WAS THE MILITARY ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE BEFORE WORLD WAR I.

    TO OFFSET THE ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN IMPERIAL GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND ITALY.

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    RUSSIA 1917 THE ALLIED POWERS

    THE POWERS KNOWN AS THE ALLIES IN WORLD WAR I WERE PREDOMINANTLY: GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, RUSSIA AND ITALY.

    THE US JOINED THE WAR IN 1917 At almost the same time, THE RUSSIANS WERE FORCED TO DROP OUT of the war due to The Soviet government signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on March 3, 1918, ending four years of aggression between Russia and Germany.

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    1920 THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    THE UNITED STATES DID NOT JOIN THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    RUSSIA USSR , RUSSIA joined  the League of Nations September 18, 1934

    1939  USSR  RUSSIA WAS EXPELLED BY THE LEAGUE NATIONS

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    RUSSIA 1942 THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION

     U.S. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, UK PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL, MAXIM LITVINOV, OF THE USSR (RUSSIA), AND T. V. SOONG, OF CHINA

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    RUSSIA 1945 THE UNITED NATIONS

    CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    RUSSIA 2018  (5) NATIONS WITH VETO POWER IN UNITED NATIONS

    CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES

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    How complicated is it Jan 26, 2018?

     Identifying and sorting out the fickle allies flip flopping frequently, with regards to their loyalties, interests.

    Identifying and sorting out the enduring allies.  Enduring,  Besides meaning long-lasting, enduring sometimes means long-suffering as, during World 1 and World War 2. 

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    1907- 1920 THE ALLIED POWERS

    THE ALLIES OF WORLD WAR I, or Entente Powers, (good guys) were the countries that opposed the CENTRAL POWERS (bad guys) in the First World War. The members of the original TRIPLE ENTENTE OF 1907 WERE THE (good guys) FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE.

    The United States joined THE ALLIED POWERS IN 1917 after the country could no longer stay neutral, as Woodrow Wilson had planned in the Proclamation of Neutrality.

     The Allies, the Allied Powers, were ultimately comprised of 25 nations

    The US joined the war in 1917, which changed everything. … At almost the same time, the RUSSIANS were forced to drop out of the war due to the Russian Revolution and their inability to fight both the German Army and the communist rebellion….

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    JANUARY 10, 1920, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS FORMALLY COMES INTO BEING WHEN THE COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, RATIFIED BY 42 NATIONS IN 1919, TAKES EFFECT.

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    ALLIES  AND ALLIED POWERS 1894 -1907

    TRIPLE ENTENTE, association between GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND RUSSIA, THE NUCLEUS OF THE ALLIED POWERS IN WORLD WAR I. It developed from the Franco-Russian alliance that gradually developed and was formalized in 1894, the Anglo-French Entente Cordiale of 1904, and an Anglo-Russian agreement of 1907, which brought the Triple Entente into existence.

    THE TRIPLE ENTENTE WAS THE MILITARY ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE BEFORE WORLD WAR I.

     AN EXAMPLE OF TRIPLE ENTENTE IS RUSSIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE’S FORMAL BOND WHICH WAS FORMALIZED IN 1907 TO OFFSET THE ALLIANCE FORMED BETWEEN IMPERIAL GERMANY, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND ITALY.

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    THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS JANUARY 10, 1920 -1946

    Between 1920 and 1939, a total of 63 countries became member states of the League of Nations. The Covenant forming the League of Nations was included in the Treaty of Versailles and came into force on 10 January 1920.

    THE UNITED STATES DID NOT JOIN THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

    Despite Wilson’s efforts to gain public support for the League of Nations, the United States government failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, the final agreement of the ending of World War I, and therefore, did not join the League.

    RUSSIA (USSR) joined the League of Nations. September 18, 1934  general meeting of the League of Nations adopted a resolution on the admission of the USSR into the League and the inclusion of its representative to its Board as a permanent member.

    1939 THE USSR  RUSSIA was expelled by the league nations.

    Of the 42 founder members of the League of Nations,  only 23 remained members until the league of nations was dissolved in 1946. 7 left, withdrew or were expelled before 1946.

    The complete list can be found here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Nations_members

    IN 1946, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS WAS OFFICIALLY DISSOLVED WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION Allies 1942?

    On New Year’s Day 1942, U.S. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, UK PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL, MAXIM LITVINOV, OF THE USSR (RUSSIA), AND T. V. SOONG, OF CHINA, signed a short document which later came to be known as THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION AND THE NEXT DAY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF (22) TWENTY-TWO  OTHER  NATIONS ADDED THEIR SIGNATURES.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER Allies 1945?

    The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA (THE SOVIET UNION), THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES and by a majority of other signatories.

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    History of the United Nations | outreach.un.org.mun

    https://outreach.un.org/mun/content/history-united-nations

    THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER IS THE TREATY THAT ESTABLISHED THE UNITED NATIONS, IT WAS RATIFIED ON 24 OCTOBER 1945. …

    WHICH WILL AFFORD TO ALL NATIONS THE MEANS OF DWELLING IN SAFETY WITHIN THEIR OWN BOUNDARIES, AND WHICH WILL AFFORD ASSURANCE THAT ALL THE MEN IN ALL THE LANDS MAY LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT.

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    JAN 26, 2018 HOW COMPLICATED IS IT?

    CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW…READ MORE  STUFF ON The Evolution of Allies Wars

    Who were the allied and central powers in WWI? – Quora

    https://www.quora.com/Who-were-the-allied-and-central-powers-in-WWI

    Apr 17, 2016 – Allied Powers: * The United Kingdom (including colonies and affiliated states) (1914) * France (1914) * Russia (1914) * Serbia (1914) * Belgium (1914) * Romania (1915) * Japan (1914) * Italy (1915) * United States (1917) * Brazil (1917) * Montene…

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    OVER 1500 WORDS AND I HAVEN’T EVEN TOUCHED ON THE WORLD WAR 2 ALLIED POWERS.

    The main Allied powers were Great Britain, The United States, China, and RUSSIA (the Soviet Union). The leaders of the Allies were Franklin Roosevelt (the United States), Winston Churchill (Great Britain), and Joseph Stalin (the Soviet Union).

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    2018 FALSE NEWS ONLINE  MEDIA REWRITING WORLD HISTORY.

    The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War BY 51 COUNTRIES committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

     


  • Obamas Classified Australian Immigration Deal

    Some American citizens were aware that President Obama and his administrations had brokered an immigration deal with Australia.

    WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT THE DEAL WAS CLASSIFIED

    The deal, which was announced in Novemberless than a week after Trump won the US election on Nov 8, 2016

    Charles E. Grassley, “Grassley Renews Call for Declassification of Covert Australia Refugee Deal”, Chuck Grassley website, February 2, 2017.

    June 10, 2017  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has repeatedly and unsuccessfully called for the secret refugee deal with Australia to be declassified.53

    June 10, 2017  Elements remain classified, although the State Department is considering an application from the Senate Judiciary Committee to declassify the documents in the public interest.

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    Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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    The Covert became Classified both to American and Australian Citizens.

    How would American and Australian Citizens have reacted to the CLASSIFIED document if it had been DECLASSIFIED before the U.S. Election?

    Maybe we’re missing something, what was the Obama administration  getting  out of that classified deal ?— beyond Australia’s acceptance of the 50 “refugees” from Costa Rica — that is being kept secret from us?

    See Nayla Rush, “Expanded Central American ‘Refugee’ Program: Bring the Whole Family!” , Center for Immigration Studies blog, August 28, 2016.

    See Nayla Rush, “Autralia’s Unwanted Asylum Seekers (Mostly Iranians) to Be Resettled in the US”, Center for Immigration Studies, February 2017.

    Zoe Daniel and Stephanie March, “US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more'”, ABC News, March 21, 2017.

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    Under President Trump’s Immigration Deals. (sworn in Jan 20, 2017)

    President Trump signed three executive orders the week of January 23, 2017

    On January 25 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Trump signed executive orders on border security and interior enforcement. On January 27, he signed an executive order at the Pentagon on refugees and visa holders from designated nations.

    Why would President Trump be upset, eight days after he was sworn into office?

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    THE REST OF  THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY

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    U.S.-Australia Refugee Resettlement Deal Is Underway | Center for …

    https://cis.org/USAustralia-Refugee-Resettlement-Deal-Underway

    Jun 10, 2017 – Soon after taking office, (JAN 28, 2017)  President Trump promised to study the “dumb deal“: “Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!” he tweeted……

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    APRIL 2016 Who Are Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers?

    Most (1,147) are men.

    According to recent Australian detention statistics, there are 1,241 people in detention on Nauru and Manus Island (PNG): 380 on Nauru and 861 on Manus Island. Most (1,147) are men.25 Of the 380 in Nauru, 286 are men, 49 are women, and 45 are children. All 861 detained on Manus Island are men.

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    APRIL 2016  Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified (Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations) after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016.

    Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island

    United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming

    Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.”

    Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.

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    Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations

    Following an inspection of the Manus and Nauru detention camps, United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming.36 During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island, medical experts found that 88 percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed “were suffering from a depressive or anxiety disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. … Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.” Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.” Eighty-three percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed on Nauru “suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or depression.”

    Riots, fights with security guards and local residents, incidents of self-harm, and suicide attempts (including swallowing poison and self-immolation) were on the rise.

    The latest violent incident took place on Manus Island detention center in April. Dutton, the immigration minister, said the incident was the result of allegations of sexual assault against a five-year-old local boy who was led into the center.37 Manus Island locals got angry and violence broke out between them, camp security guards, and the detainees. Shots were fired inside the camp, but no one was hurt. Detainees refuted these allegations, claiming the fight was the result of a football field dispute. They said that the boy was led inside the camp a few days before the incident because he was asking for food.38

    Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016. Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

    David Yapu, Manus Province commander, spoke to Fairfax Media:

    We have been warning the refugees to respect the laws of the locals, of Papua New Guinea. … You are free to walk around, but please make sure that you respect the locals. If you come in conflict with the law, police will not hesitate to deal with you. I want the message to be delivered to them. The bulk of them are okay but there are a few [troublemakers]. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.39

    In January, an asylum seeker was charged with raping a young local woman on Manus Island. This incident raises, according to the victim’s aunt, a serious problem as to how detainees are relating to local people on the island: “They don’t know our cultures and they don’t respect the women here, they do anything they want. … They are roaming here, looking for women and getting these small girls [young women] to have sex is not something the people of Manus would like to see.”40

    Another asylum seeker was arrested and charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. As reported in January 2017: “Police on the island said at least seven men had been arrested in recent weeks for offences such as public drunkenness and possession of drugs.”41

    Incidents like these have led to increased tension between the asylum seekers and the local people. Asylum seekers have been attacked outside the center and two Iranian men were beaten by police. But police and local representatives accuse the asylum seekers of “committing crimes and aggressively pursuing local women.”42

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    January 28, 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump  seated at his desk speaks by phone with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Turnbull, early in the call, pivots from introductory pleasantries to highlighting similarities in U.S. and Australian policies with regard to “national security and border protection.” Turnbull name-drops Jared Kushner, who he says he’d recently spoken to, and notes, “It is very interesting to know how you prioritize the minorities in your Executive Order.”

    AUSTRALIA’S  SMART  LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    January 28, 2017, Turnbull,  comments that 90 percent of the 12,000 Syrian refugees Australia has agreed to take in are Christian.

    it is a tragic fact of life that when the situation in the Middle East settles down the people that are going to be most unlikely to have a continuing home are those Christian minorities… It is not a sectarian thing. It is recognition of the practical political realities.”

    Data  obtained through Australia’s freedom of information law shows that 78 percent of the approximately 18,563 refugees from Syria and Iraq granted entry from July 1, 2015, to Jan. 6, 2017  of this year identified themselves as Christian.

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    JULY 2014 AUSTRALIA’S  HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION

    Under Australia’s strict border policy, they are prevented from receiving asylum even if found to be refugees.

    The hardline policy adopted by Australia has resulted in there being no asylum seekers delivered to Australia by a boat smuggling operation since July 2014.

    Under the new legislation, even the thousands of asylum seekers who have returned home to the Middle East, Africa and Asia would be banned from ever traveling to Australia, even on a legitimate tourist or business visa, or as an Australian’s spouse.

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    MAR 23, 2017

    Australia rejects 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees for security reasons – DW

    www.dw.com/en/australia-rejects-500-syrian-and…security-reasons/a-38082131

    Mar 23, 2017Australia has turned down more than 500 refugees from Syria and Iraq on security grounds, a minister says.

    The minister said the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, in which an assailant with suspected links to Islamist terrorism killed three people and wounded dozens more using a car and a knife before being shot dead,

    justified the Australian government’s decision to be very selective about who it let into the country.

    “The tragic events in London and elsewhere demonstrate the government’s approach was prudent,

    THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE’D EXCLUDED ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS

    AND PEOPLE THAT WE DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT TO OUR COUNTRY

    AND WE NEVER WILL.

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    Nov, 13, 2016  Under President Obama and his administrations brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Refugees being held at controversial detention facilities (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will be resettled in the United States, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday.

    The group is the first of 1,250 refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA )

    That are ULTIMATELY expected to resettle in the United States, as part of an agreement with the Australian government, brokered by President Obama and his administrations.

    The refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will soon arrive in the US are originally from Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and Myanmar, Australia’s Refugee Action Coalition said in a statement.

    They will be resettled across the US, in states including Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and New York.

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    Jan 22, 2018 Update Australian refugees President Obama and his administrations “CLASSIFIED” brokered immigration deal with Australia……

    Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

    Fifty-eight men leave ‘hell that the Australian government made for us’ months after first group of 54 refugees sent to US

  • Something Fishy Going on in WA State

    House Bill 2859: Modifying the management of the state’s fisheries by creating the department of fisheries separate from the department of wildlife

    Introduced in the House on January 18, 2018   Official Text and Analysis.

    View House Bill 2859

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    click on the link below … scroll down through the 226 pages

    Original Bill

    PAGE (4) NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1001.

     IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE TO HAVE….

    226 PAGES OF THIS?

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     I am posting  this on my website,  behindmyback.org,  As  It is in the “BEST”  interest of the citizens  of  WA  State to be  “FULLY” informed and have an opportunity to make public comment.

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    Page (11) This is not just about fish….

    The director may:
    (1) SPEND MONEYS
    to improve natural growing conditions for fish
    by constructing  fishways, installing screens, and removing obstructions to migratory fish

    PAGE (79) AFFECTING CLALLAM COUNTY 2017 SMP UPDATE?

     Sec. 1121. RCW 77.55.141and 2010 c 210 s 28 are each amended to 21 read as follows:

    (1)In order to protect the property of marine waterfront shoreline owners it is necessary to facilitate issuance of permits for bulkheads or rockwalls under certain conditions.

    (2)The department shall issue a permit with or without conditions within forty-five days of receipt of a complete and accurate application which authorizes commencement of construction, replacement, or repair of a marine beach front protective bulkhead or rockwall for single-family type residences or property UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

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    AN ACT Relating to modifying the management of the state’s  fisheries by creating the department of fisheries separate from the department of wildlife;

    Amending RCW’S PAGE (1) OF 226

    77.08.022, 77.08.024, 77.12.010,77.12.275, 77.12.420,

    77.12.455, 77.12.560, 77.12.760, 77.12.850,77.12.858,

    77.12.860, 77.12.865, 77.15.300, 77.15.310, 77.15.320,

    77.15.350, 77.15.370, 77.15.380, 77.15.382, 77.15.390,

    77.15.500,77.15.520, 77.15.522, 77.15.530, 77.15.540,

    77.15.552, 77.15.554,77.15.565, 77.15.570, 77.15.590,

    77.15.620, 77.15.640, 77.15.803,77.15.813, 77.15.805,

    77.15.809,77.15.811, 77.18.050, 77.18.060,77.50.010,

    77.50.020, 77.50.040, 77.50.050, 77.50.070, 77.50.080,

    77.50.090, 77.50.100, 77.50.110, 77.50.120, 77.55.021,

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    and 79A.80.090; reenacting and amending

    RCW 77.55.011, 77.120.010, 77.15.080, and 77.15.160; adding a new Title to the Revised Code of Washington to be codified as Title 75A RCW; creating new sections; recodifying RCW,77.55.041,77.55.081, 77.55.111, 77.55.121, 77.55.131, 77.55.141, 7.55.151, 77.55.161, 77.55.181, 77.55.191, 77.55.241, 77.55.251, 77.55.261,77.55.291, 77.55.331, 77.57.040, 77.57.060, 77.60.020, 77.60.030,77.60.050, 77.60.100, 77.60.0…….

    AND,  A FULL PAGE (3) OF 226

    AND PAGE (4) OF 226

    77.135.210, 77.135.220, 77.135.230, AND, 77.135.240; repealing RCW 177.15.005, 43.300.005, AND, 77.04.013; prescribing penalties; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date.

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    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

    PART ONE

    DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES CREATED

    PAGE (4) ….NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1001.

    IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE

    TO HAVE 226 PAGES OF THIS?

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    I am posting this on my website behindmyback.org,  As it is in the “BEST”  interest of the citizens of  WA State to be “FULLY”  informed and have an opportunity to make public comment.


  • The Braceros and Americas Hispanic Population

    The Bracero  program/agreements are a little-known chapter of American and Mexican history

    A 1940 U.S. census counted 377,433 people born in Mexico.

    The Bracero  Historical Effect 1942-2017 on Americas Hispanic Population

    2017 The U.S. census bureau’s latest estimates  the Hispanic population  is 58.6 million.

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    Jan 21, 2018

    A timely Discovery the1952 McCarran-Walter Act

    Does any of this sound familiar 66 years later?

    In 1952, the U.S. Congress overrode a veto by President Harry Truman and passed the McCarran-Walter Act that on the one hand removed racial barriers to American citizenship, while on the other, tightened controls over the screening and entrance of immigrants.

    The new law stated that anyone who had entered the U.S.A. illegally since 1924 was subject to deportation no matter how long he or she had been in the country. At the same time, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) stepped up enforcement on the border and initiated raids in many cities. As a result, many people were deported (some of them U.S. born children who were sent away with their parents).

    Because the INS could not differentiate American citizens who happened to be of Mexican ancestry from people who were here illegally, U.S. citizens were often stopped and questioned by authorities.

    At the same time, the U.S. government doubled the number of people who were allowed to cross the border as braceros.

    Thus, on the one hand the U.S. deported thousands of Mexicans, while on the other, it allowed thousands more to come into the country to work.

    This is a perfect example of WHY HISTORY MATTERS

    Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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    Back to the Bracero historical Effect on Americas Hispanic Population

    The enormous manpower shortage was created by World War II.

    Dec. 7, 1941: The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, pulling the United States into World War II.

    During World War II, the United States utilized all of its available resources. Men and women of all ages worked day and night in factories and the healthiest and strongest young people were DRAFTED and sent to the front lines.

    On September 16, 1940, the United States instituted the World War II. Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, which required all men between the ages of 21 and 45 to register for the draft. This was the first peacetime draft in United States’ history.

    May 1942: U.S. labor studies find that in the run-up to WWII and immediately after Pearl Harbor, 1 million rural workers have moved to the military and factory jobs in major U.S. cities. Farmers alert the U.S. federal government that they face harvest-time disasters if replacement workers are not brought in.

    The managed migration, an unprecedented and radical solution to America’s labor needs, prompted by the enormous manpower shortage created by World War II.

    July 4, 1942 the Bracero  program was established by FDR’s executive order

    The Bracero program was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments that permitted Mexican citizens to take temporary agricultural work in the United States.

    Jan. 1, 1943: U.S. War Manpower Commission tells the State Department that the RAILROAD INDUSTRY faces a severe labor shortage, touching off talks with Mexico to expand the bracero program.

    Bracero History Archive | About

    braceroarchive.org/about

    On August 4, 1942 the United States concluded a temporary intergovernmental agreement for the use of Mexican agricultural labor on United States farms (officially referred to as the Mexican Farm Labor Program), and the influx of legal temporary Mexican workers began.

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    Over the Bracero program’s 22-year lifespan, 1942-1964 more than 4.5 million Mexican citizens were legally hired for work in the United States, primarily in Texas and California.

    Illegal Workers 1942-1964 Many Mexican workers who were not able to obtain permits chose to enter the U.S. illegally.†The number of illegal’s who entered the U.S. during the tenure of the Bracero  program was equal to or surpassed the number of braceros.

    1942-1964 The legal  bracero’s ( and illegal’s) converted the agricultural fields of America into the most productive in the planet.

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    Americas  dependence on Bracero’s  Mexican labor 1942 -1964

    Dependence on Mexican labor has been a source of great opportunity as well as great conflict for Mexicans and Americans. In 1942, facing labor shortages caused by World War II, the United States initiated a series of agreements with Mexico to recruit Mexican men to work on U.S. farms and railroads. These agreements became known as the bracero program. (Bracero is a term used in Mexico for a manual laborer.)

    Between 1942 and 1964, an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States on short-term labor contracts. A little-known chapter of American and Mexican history, the bracero program touched the lives of countless men, women, families, and communities. Both bitter and sweet, the bracero experience tells a story of exploitation but also of opportunity.
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    These Demographics are worth a thousand words…

    PH_13.04.30_mexPop_360 | Pew Research Center – Pew Hispanic …

    www.pewhispanic.org/…demographic-portrait-of-mexican-origin-hispanics-in-the-uni…

    May 1, 2013 – A Demographic Portrait of Mexican-Origin Hispanics in the United States. PH_13.04.30_mexPop_360. Next → ← Previous. 1; 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8. Download. PH_13.04.30_mexPop_360. Embed.

    A Demographic Portrait of Mexican-Origin Hispanics in the United StatesPH_13.04.30_mexPop_360 PHC-2013-05-mexico-7

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    The story of exploitation but also of opportunity.

    Bracero Timeline – LatinAmericanStudies.org

    www.latinamericanstudies.org/immigration/bracero-timeline.htm

    Jan 27, 2002 – 1, 1943: U.S. War Manpower Commission tells the State Department that the railroad industry faces a severe labor shortage, touching off talks with Mexico to expand the bracero program. February 1943: Mexico suspends bracero recruiting, citing poor treatment of the 4,200 workers who had ventured north …

    Bracero Timeline

    Dec. 7, 1941: The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, pulling the United States into World War II. A 1940 U.S. census counted 377,433 people born in Mexico.

    February 1942: U.S. and Mexican governments agree to begin formal talks leading to a guest-worker program.

    May 1942: U.S. labor studies find that in the run-up to WWII and immediately after Pearl Harbor, 1 million rural workers have moved to the military and factory jobs in major U.S. cities. Farmers alert the U.S. federal government that they face harvest-time disasters if replacement workers are not brought in.

    Aug. 24, 1942: U.S. and Mexico sign an executive agreement to recruit Mexican temporary workers for U.S. farms, with transportation and other costs to be borne by the U.S. government. Mexico refuses to allow workers to be recruited for Texas farmers because of a history of discrimination against Mexicans in the state. The U.S. promises that braceros will not be mistreated.

    Sept. 29, 1942: The first group of Mexican braceros reports for work in Stockton, Calif. Days after a celebratory picnic sponsored by local farmers, the braceros go on strike, complaining that the pay for harvest work is less than promised. Farmers relent and raise the pay.

    Jan. 1, 1943: U.S. War Manpower Commission tells the State Department that the RAILROAD INDUSTRY faces a severe labor shortage, touching off talks with Mexico to expand the bracero program.

    February 1943: Mexico suspends bracero recruiting, citing poor treatment of the 4,200 workers who had ventured north in the fall of 1942. The U.S. promises to improve conditions for braceros, and a new agreement is signed. In all of 1943, 53,000 braceros go to U.S. farms.

    May 14, 1943: 760 workers leave Mexico City by rail, bound for Texas, where they are assigned to work on various U.S. railways.

    June 21, 1943: The U.S. Office of Labor is established to monitor the bracero agreement.

    December 1943: The Mexican Labor Ministry reports that 76,184 men worked in the United States as braceros that year.

    Oct. 31, 1944: Mexican doctors finish physical examinations of 69,455 workers; 1944 ends with the highest number of wartime braceros north of the border – 118,182.

    February 1945: Mexican railroads report the heaviest monthly traffic of northbound braceros – 8,000.

    Sept. 2, 1945: Japan officially surrenders, ending World War II. At the time, more than 100,000 braceros are working in the U.S.

    Aug. 24, 1945: Last rail cars of Mexicans headed for railroad jobs cross into Texas. That part of the bracero program is suspended.

    September 1945: U.S. count shows that 300,000 Mexican men worked as braceros during World War II. Their total earnings during the war years were $228 million (in 1945 dollars).

    March 1946: U.S. farmers pressure the federal government to continue the agricultural portion of the bracero program, citing the loss of workers to postwar urban expansion, and increased food demands at home and around the world. At least 26,214 Mexicans work on U.S. farms in 1946.

    May 14, 1946: The U.S. Embassy in Mexico relays a U.S. State Department desire to discontinue the 10 percent wage deduction for braceros.

    Spring 1946: After four years of illegal recruiting of Mexican workers by Texas farmers, Mexico relents and allows braceros to officially work in the state. Mexico turns around and removes Idaho from the approved states, citing poor treatment of Mexicans in that state. The Idaho Legislature had created rules forcing braceros to stay on the job or face arrest and deportation – and forced, unpaid labor while awaiting trial.

    Spring 1947: U.S. and Mexico alter the bracero pact, dropping government recruiting in Mexico and turning that over to private farm interests, which would then venture to Mexico to hire workers.

    Feb. 6, 1947: Mexico’s Banco Nacional de Credito Agrícola, one of two principal holders of bracero savings, files an internal audit showing that 12 million pesos (about $4 million in 1947 dollars) – savings funds belonging to braceros – has instead been used to fund “day-to-day operations” of the bank. The audit does not say whether that money has been returned to braceros.

    February 1948: A new U.S.-Mexico bracero deal reinstates the 10 percent wage deduction.

    September 1948: Mexico reports about 20,000 braceros working in the United States.

    October 1948: The 10 percent wage deduction is once again suspended.

    1952 the McCarran-Walter Act (added Jan 21, 2018)

    Spring 1955: Ernesto Galarza, a former Pan-American Union official, publishes Strangers in Our Fields, a blistering account of how safeguards in bracero contracts were constantly violated.

    Summer 1959: Mr. Galarza and Cesar Chavez begin advocacy work in California bracero camps to expose poor living and working conditions. Bracero registry reaches its peak – 430,000 working in the United States.

    By the 60’s, an excess of “illegal” agricultural workers along with the introduction of the mechanical cotton harvester, destroyed the practicality and attractiveness of the bracero program

    Summer 1963: Labor Secretary Arthur Goldberg reflects the Kennedy administration’s dim view of the bracero program. That results in U.S. congressional action allowing just one more year of bracero recruiting.

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    The Bracero Program | GEOG 571: Intelligence Analysis, Cultural …

    https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog571/node/289

    Although the U.S. government served as a labor broker for American employers, particularly farmers, by instituting the bracero program, there were never enough laborers to fill the demand. Many Mexicans soon learned that there would be work for almost anyone, and with few questions asked. In fact, many employers ...

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    Click on the link below for a good read

    But, don’t let the liberal propaganda choke you up.

    The Bracero Program

    www.unco.edu/cohmlp/pdfs/bracero_program_powerpoint.pdf

    The Bracero Program. 1942-1964 … Bracero Agreement. □ On July 1942 the Bracero Program was established by executive order. □ It was enacted into Public Law 78 in 1951. □ The agreement was expected to be a temporary effort, lasting … existed and viewed the Bracero program as a way for the U.S. to obtain cheap …

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    Review of Cosecha Amarga/Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero …

    https://www.nps.gov/crmjournal/Winter2010/reviewexhibit1.html

    Cosecha Amarga/Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964. The National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center. September 9, 2009-January 3, 2010. Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is the result of a multi-institution collecting initiative begun by the National Museum of …