Are Hospitals Deadly For Your Health?

MEDICAL ERRORS

Going to the doctor may be deadly for your health!

Recently published findings show medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the USA.

Rising medical errors are symptomatic of our ageing community. A culture where health care providers are chronically overworked and understaffed. A culture where working while ill is a sign of strength, responsibility and dedication. A culture where most of the work done for patients is not reimbursable.

Such is the culture of health care that contributes to medical error despite advances in technology and knowledge.

In 2013 medical errors caused 440,000 deaths in the USA: [ http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/newsroom/display/hospitalerrors-thirdleading-causeofdeathinus-improvementstooslow ] Medical error, defined as [ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_error ],  appears to be on the rise.

In 1999, the publication ‘First Do No Harm’ [ https://www.healthdesign.org/chd/research/first-do-no-harm ] did much shine a light on fundamental problems in medicine. Each year, medication errors alone harm 1.5 million American patients.

Tired, overworked health care providers often dismiss patient’s problems and  become magnets for medical errors. The problem of fatigue contributes to high burn out and suicide rates among doctors: [ http://www.thehappymd.com/blog/physician-burnout-rates-top-50-percent-in-usa / http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24448053 / http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/838437 ]

Also, with the billing for services rendered, health care providers perform many services that are not renumerated. Many of these services are essential to the patient and require much time. Services such as communication with other providers involved in that patient’s care.

Reviewing of old records, lab tests and X-rays are not billable. Even the refill of medications, or advocating for patients to insurance companies, are not reimbursing, despite their necessity and the fact that these are done daily. Often several times throughout the day.

Unlike lawyers, doctors do not bill on an hourly rate. They are compensated only for the time spent directly face-to-face in patient care. This underestimates the numbers of hours physicians and nurses spend caring for their patients.

Finding coverage for sick healthcare providers is difficult and often results in rescheduling of patients.  That means fitting patients in already booked and hectic physician schedules. Other contributors to medical errors  include lack of communication and access to information. Another is incompetence, plus poorly supervised residents and interns performing the work of senior doctors.

Many reprimanded physicians continue in practice. Eighty percent of malpractice, and adverse or sentinel events, are committed by 20% of physicians. 80/20. Yet only a fraction ever lose their license, and if they do, they simply go next door.

Medical personnel are treated as super humans, expected to go without sleep plus care for patients with complex medical problems. Medical errors are the end result of this. This finding is no surprise and nothing new since the publication of ‘First Do No Harm’.

A medical team is responsible for your care. An error by one person can cause catastrophic problems.

Lack of communication, and lack of access to information, are two. And lack of coordination makes three elements that contribute greatly to medical errors.

Errors will always occur, of course, but they will be much more likely when one is tired and there are no mechanisms in place to intercept errors.

Again unlike lawyers, doctors are not paid to call patients or to do research on patient problems. That needs to change.  We need to stop discounting the time doctors spend doing non-direct care.  Doctors should be compensated for all work done caring.

Just changes in the above will go a long way in reducing medical error.

To close, a very sad read of six physicians who felt so overwhelmed they took their own lives:

Physician Suicide Letters—Answered (a sneak peek inside my new book)

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Approaches To Reduce Future Viral Infections

Part 3 of 3:

Approaches To Reduce Future Viral Infections 

Will the eradication of mosquitoes eliminate viral illnesses?

Has it been proven the eradication of mosquitoes will decrease the diseases Dengue, Yellow Fever or Zika Virus?

Has it even been proven that using GM mosquitoes will reduce viruses transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes?   

What is the viral transmission rate of GM mosquitoes to human hosts? 

Answers to such questions would allay much public concern and fear about GM mosquitoes and pave a path for our future direction.

Instead, we are given reassurances from agencies that often wear the same hats as those they regulate.

Part 2 of this series raised the issue that our targets are misguided. Instead, we should target viruses (that are not considered living) rather than living insects. Mosquitos  are vital to our ecosystem.

In addition, why had an outbreak occurred in areas where GMM were released? Why didn’t GMM mosquitoes prevent the Zika outbreak? 

These are questions weighing on the public that need to be answered for GMM, to gain widespread public approval. Why have they not been answered?

Yet the WHO and the FDA have deemed it safe to use in light of the Zika epidemic. A spread caused not by mosquitoes but by a virus.  Zika virus clearly mutated in Brazil, being now linked to microcephaly  with sporadic cases  transmitted sexually.  Another feature unique to this mosquito-borne infection is it changed target to human offsprings and expanded its mode of transmission. 

If recent patterns foretell the future then Zika will be one in a long line of such viruses.

Genetic mutation vs genetic modification?

Does Climate Change enhance genetic mutation?

Did the changes in the climate accelerate reproductive cycles of the mosquitoes as well as the virus?

And how do viruses adapt to genetically-modified mosquitoes? Male mosquitoes don’t bite, but what is the survival rate of GMM offsprings in different locations?

Instead of the eradication of mosquitoes, let us consider trying new approaches where short, medium and long term benefits are all possible.

I suggest a rapid mobilization of the training and certification of more labs to perform Zika testing. Rapid testing facilitates rapid diagnosis and thus prevents spread. 

 

Improved infrastructure that raises the standard for all.  Universal healthcare is necessary as well as updated, repaired and replaced sewage, sanitation and pipes. These are goals that should now start. It will not only provide short term benefit but also long term benefits, as marked reduction in infections are noted as well as some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Our research focus should include the public concern. Research must not solely be based on the researchers’ interests, but those of the community involved should have equal weight.

Researchers are experts in their fields but the community is an expert in what it sees. Many researchers lack first- or even second-hand knowledge. Engaging the public in initiating research may change the direction and lead to meaningful and lasting solutions to problems.  We live in connected environments.

Our focus should go beyond vaccines and develop ways humans can become unsavory to man’s greatest enemy, the virus itself.

Part 1 of 3: Could mutated Zika cause Microcephaly?

Part 2 of 3: The Problem Is NOT Mosquitos But Viruses

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I hope the readers have been interested in all three parts of this subject. Please contact me if you questions or need more information about Zika.

Could Mutated Zika Cause Microcephaly?

Part 1 of 3:

Could Mutated Zika Cause Microcephaly?

Could the transmission of GMM (genetically-modified) mosquitoes cause mutations in the Zika Virus, resulting in microcephaly?

Despite assurance from agencies (like the WHO and the FDA) that GMM is completely safe and without harmful effects, the evidence is not strong enough to substantiate safe distribution of GMMs.

That kind of assurance was said of the Monsanto herbicide Round-up. Which is now reportedly linked to cancer! It was also said of GMO foods that are now linked to numerous cases of autoimmune disease.

Yet GMO labels are still not mandatory on food products and there is legislation to ensure it stays that way.  Without labels we will be unaware of GMOs in our foods and not know why we are afflicted with certain common cancers.

The hidden or non-use of GMO labels will certainly delay any future links of GMOs with illnesses, prevent parties from taking responsibility and impede on the public’s’ right to safe dietary consumption. This kind of carelessness or disregard leaves the public ignorant and open to hazards.

Has Zika been genetically modified?

Zika, which was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, has suddenly and without reason went from an asymptomatic infection to a global public health emergency. How did that happen?

In Brazil a Zika outbreak was associated with an outbreak of microcephaly. Strong evidence suggests the Zika Virus caused microcephaly and other birth defects in human offsprings. Based on news reports, it appears the link between Zika and microcephaly is isolated to Brazil. In the past, French Polynesia had a similar link.

While the Zika outbreak continues to wreak havoc in Latin America and the Caribbean, microcephaly appears only in Brazil. The areas where GMM were released are the ones where this link is strongest. This is a fact that is currently buried in the hysteria caused by Zika being linked to microcephaly. Panic that seems bent on leaving certain stones unturned and untouched.

Instead, mosquitoes are now viewed as dangerous to the survival of humans and slated for eradication, using the most expensive and high-tech approaches afforded the military and Big Pharma. But isn’t it the virus that caused the disease, not the mosquitoes?

Outbreaks in Brazil started in areas where GMM were released. Could there be now a new mutation, a new viral strain?

Will the war on mosquitoes prevent certain viral infections? Or will the viruses mutate and find new hosts?

Can we eradicate mosquitoes without adversely impacting on our ecosystem?

Basic questions yet again unanswered and unexplored, the smokescreen, red flags paving the path for further investigation.

Zika virus in Brazil may be mutated strain
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/zika-virus-in-brazil-may-be-mutated-strain/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Chan-Twitter-General

Part 2 of 3:  The Problem Is NOT Mosquitos But Viruses

Part 3 of 3:  Approaches To Reduce Future Viral Infections 

 

The Problem Is NOT Mosquitos But Viruses

Part 2 of 3:

The Problem Is NOT Mosquitos But Viruses

I think the most confusing part of Zika is separating the virus from the mosquito. By declaring war on the mosquitoes we are literally shooting the messenger. The carrier.

It is questionable whether eradication of the Aedes mosquitoes will rid humanity of viral infections. It hasn’t so far, as areas where GMM (genetically-modified) mosquitoes were released are the very areas where the outbreak of microcephaly (tiny heads) occurred.

Could the two be related?

The FDA and WHO issued blanket statements regarding their safety. However, noted experts dispute their safety, as much is still unknown about transgenes (from species to species). These are difficult to control or predict.

The real culprit (Zika Virus) we know little about. More information is needed about why Zika is now thought linked to microcephaly and Guillian Barre syndrome?

In many cases, mosquitoes acquire infections from humans and transmit back to humans (in the course of their mosquito life cycle). Human blood has proteins that nourish female mosquito eggs. Only females bite humans, while males feed on plant nectar, resulting in pollination.

Zika, Dengue Fever and Yellow Fever viral infections use mosquitoes to find suitable hosts to replicate. To ensure survival, these viruses mutate in response to changes in the environment.

Viruses consist of vital RNA or DNA (acidic molecules) that are enclosed in protein. They are only able to replicate within living cells and are not living organisms. They are complex molecules. Most viruses require particular species to replicate.

We know the Zika Virus replicates in humans. Does it replicate in other living organisms?

A virus can enter thru the skin, airways, GI (digestion), and via bites. Viruses release their genetic code — DNA or RNA — into a cell. This genetic material is susceptible to genetic modification or mutations.

Viruses, not mosquitoes, are deadly. Our only weapon to prevent viral illnesses are vaccines.

Once the association of Zika Virus to microcephaly is established, it will be the first known mosquito-borne virus to target a human offsprings’ neurodevelopment. Microcephalic offsprings do not reproduce and have diminished life expectancy.

Isn’t the virus doing to humans what gene modification was meant to do with the mosquito population?

Part  1 of 3:  Could mutated Zika cause Microcephaly

Part 3 of 3:  Approaches To Reduce Future Viral Infections

 

Oxitec GM Mosquitos Linked To Zika Outbreak 

Back in September 2010, a scientific report voiced concerns about the 3-4 % that would survive. The scientists wanted to do further investigations before releasing GM mosquitoes.

The report warned that transgenes (transferred genes) can lead to changes that are unintended, unpredictable and unrelated to the nature of the gene inserted.

In July 2012, praised British company Oxitec introduced its genetically-modified mosquito farm. Reportedly, the goal was to decrease the incidence of dengue fever.

In July 2015, shortly after releasing the 18 million GM mosquitoes into the wild in Brazil, Oxitec announced their success in controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes without much data on the impact to the ecosystem.  Please note this is the same area of the recent outbreak of Zika infection.

Oxitec GM insects (designated OX513A),  were genetically altered male Aedes aegypti that mated with non-modified female Aedes mosquitoes in the wild.

 

Oxitec GM Mosquitos At The Epicenter Zika Outbreak.

Brazil started deploying GM mosquitoes to reduce the natural Aedes mosquito population that transmit dengue fever.

The production of offsprings triggered transcription in the modified part to kill the larvae before breeding age, provided no tetracycline (antibiotics) exposure during development.

Brazil is third in the World for using tetracycline with farmed animals. This is not well absorbed and over 75% is excreted into the soil. GM mosquitos looking for food can ingest this tetracycline as part of their blood meal. Even small amounts will suppress the modified development, allowing the altered mosquitoes to survive.

Tetracycline represses the GM-designed development. Small amounts of tetracycline can result in a survival rate as high as 15%.

It turned out that cat food was used to feed the larvae in at least one lab. This cat food contained factory-farmed chicken which also contains tetracycline. This was discovered when a disparity was noted in survival rate testing results, with one lab testing at 15% survival rate (the one with cat food fed larvae) and another testing in at just 3%.

Scientist Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher voiced concern regarding the release of GM mosquitoes without field cage studies.  She raised many questions, that required answers, to reduce the risk to mankind and other animals.

Earlier this year, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Germany examined information regarding the release of modified insects into the environment in Malaysia and Grand Cayman, which were carried out by Oxitec. The scientists’ findings suggest that there are “deficits in the scientific quality of regulatory documents and a general absence of accurate experimental descriptions available before releases start”. (3)

The Zika outbreak in Brazil followed Oxitec’s release of GM mosquitos.  The release location is the epicenter of the outbreak where a surge in babies with microcephaly was noted.

Recall GM mosquitoes act to produce abnormal offsprings in the natural Aedes mosquitoes, so they die before breeding.  Interesting  the Zika virus in pregnant women causes abnormal human offspring with reduced life expectancy.

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Questions For Oxitec  Before Release Of More GM Mosquitos

Here are questions that should be considered and answered before Oxitec is allowed to release more GM mosquitoes into the wild.  Most of the following questions were asked by Dr Steinbrecher in a letter to the National Biosafety Board (NBB.  World Health Organization scheduled an emergency meeting about Zika on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Let’s make sure Oxitec does not release more GM mosquitos before responding to the following questions and other questions that link GM mosquitos to the recent Zika  virus outbreak in Brazil.

When released into the wild:

  • Will the bite of the female LMO mosquito change?
  • How is the life cycle of the male mosquitos changed after genetic modification?
  • Will the reaction of humans or animals to the mosquito bite change?
  • Are there different immune reactions due to compositional changes in the saliva of the mosquito?
  • Will the pathogen vector interaction change in female mosquitoes?
  • Did the level of dengue virus present in the saliva change?
  • Did the affinity to dengue virus change?
  • Are there new interactions with other viruses?
  • Do different environments result in different altered phenotypic and behavioral characteristics?
  • Do different condition, biotic and abiotic stresses result in different survival rates?
  • What is the emergency response should GM mosquitos  harm humans or other animals?

 

Referenced links:

  1.  Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015:

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/zika-outbreak-epicenter-in-same-area-where-gm-mosquitoes-were-released-in-2015.html

 

2.  Release of GM mosquito Aedes aegypti OX513A (NRE(S)609-2/1/3) | EcoNexus

http://www.econexus.info/publication/release-gm-mosquito-aedes-aegypti-ox513a

 

3.  Can GM mosquitoes rid the world of a major killer? | Environment | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/15/gm-mosquitoes-dengue-fever-feature?cat=environment&type=article

 

 

Zika Virus May Have Crossed Over to Common Mosquitos 

The Zika Virus may have already crossed over to the common mosquito. Scientists in Brazil are about a month away of confirming whether the Zeka Virus is also carried and transmitted by the more common Culex Mosquito.

Culex mosquitoes are 20 times the population of Aedes aegypti, and more widespread in most of America, parts of Africa and Asia.

Little is known of the Zika Virus that is linked to over 3,000 babies born with microcephaly. Zika was first isolated in African monkeys in 1947. It is a flavivirus (a genus of viruses), in the same family as dengue and chikungunya.

The Zika Virus is linked to the startling outbreak in Brazil, with 3-4 million people infected in fewer than 12 months. Plus a 20 to 30 fold surge in the birth of children with microcephaly.

In many of these cases, the RNA (acid) from the virus was isolated both in mother and child. Currently, there are no cures, antivirals or vaccines available. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommend serial ultrasounds of high risk pregnant women.

The risk of microcephaly in women infected during pregnancy is up to 1%. The pregnancy is usually normal and newborns may appear like uninfected babies. However, in the first year, the baby will develop the features of microcephaly. Also part of the clinical picture are hearing and visual impairments, mental retardation and diminished life expectancy.

To-date 22 countries are currently affected and that number is increasing. The virus crossing over to the Common Mosquito will see an explosion in those infected, once the warmer weather gets here.

What is Microcephaly?



Simply stated, microcephaly is a small head. The head circumference is abnormally low (in the bottom 3% for age and sex). A small head means a small brain! Children with microcephaly have cognitive dysfunction and are at risk of seizures. In addition to the very unpleasant symptoms mentioned already.

According to the CDC, normally 2 to 12 out of 10,000 live births develop microcephaly. It is an extremely rare disease.

The possibility of this virus crossing over to other, more widespread mosquitoes, presents a global public health emergency.

With regards to North America, the colder weather in Canada makes the virus less likely to spread that far north. However climate change may change all that.

Why now?

In 2014 Brazil, Tdap (Tetenus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) was recommended for all pregnant women in Brazil. Further details are scant.

Of note for the conspiracy theorists, Tdap was used in pregnant women throughout the world for a number of years withOUT a surge in children born with microcephaly.

Brazil started deploying GMO mosquitos to reduce the natural mosquitoe population. Scientists in Brazil have focused on the Zika virus as being linked to microcephaly.  If so, then the cross over to the common mosquito puts the rest of the World at risk.

Until we know more, exercise caution.

Any readers with more information are most welcomed to share…

Zika Virus May Have Spread To Common Mosquito:

http://news.sky.com/story/1631065/zika-virus-may-have-spread-to-common-mosquito

Zika virus in Brazil may be mutated strain:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/zika-virus-in-brazil-may-be-mutated-strain/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Chan-Twitter-General

UN health agency convenes emergency meeting to address ‘dramatic’ spread of Zika virus:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53112#.VqtpRvA8KrX

The Conspiracy Theory:

https://brazilianshrunkenheadbabies.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/the-story/

A Mosquito Net Descends Across the Americas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-mckibben/a-mosquito-net-descends-across-the-americas_b_9102864.html

 

Is Zika Virus A Genetically Modified Virus? 

Is the Zika virus now a bio-weapon?

Using genetically-modified mosquitoes?

Imagine the weaponry.

Demographically Zika is unusual. While originating as a known virus after WWII (where scientists worked on eugenics and other forms of warfare), isolated in Africa and Asia, it has suddenly shifted continent. Since last year its changed its pattern of distribution. The countries now affected are in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Is Zika already a weapon? An environmental weapon to wage biowarfare. A mosquito-borne virus that damages the brain of unborn fetuses, possibly producing brain-damaged children.

Why?  

UTMB’s Scott Weaver On the Zika Outbreak

Please tell me your opinions…

 

Zika Virus Targets The Fetus

The virus known as Zika was first isolated shortly after World War II, in 1947 Uganda. The first human case was reported in Nigeria in 1954.

Since, the virus spread across Africa and into the Pacific. It was detected in Malaysia in 1966. In 2007 the virus spread to the Island of Yap in Micronesia, with the first reported outbreak:  73% of the population aged 3 and above being infected.

In 2009, after a field trip to Senegal in Africa, American scientist Brian Foy may have transmitted the infection to his wife (the first known suspected case of sexually transmitted Zika).

In 2013 French Polynesia there were 28,000 infections in one outbreak. In 2015 the first reported local transmissions of the virus were seen in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.  Presently, there are reports of 3 cases involving New Yorkers.

Since 2015 there has been a Zika outbreak in Brazil. It is believed the virus was spread during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Now there is serious concern with the pending Rio 2016 Olympic Games! The American CDC authority estimates there were 1.3 million suspected cases in Brazil in 2015.

Transmission Methods

The primary mode of transmission is from mosquitoes, the Aedes aegypti, to humans. These are the same insects known to transmit other viral infections such as Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus.   With many infected, concerns of humans transmitting the  Zika virus to local mosquitoes is mounting.

Several reports of secondary transmission, from human males, via sexually transmitted infections opens the possibility of Zika becoming a sexually transmitted virus.   In affected areas in Brazil, a 20-30 fold surge in babies born with microcephaly is  linked to Zika virus.   The virus isolated in amniotic fluid, breast milk and semen, raised concerns that it could be transmitted by blood transfusions, laboratory exposure, sex and intrauterine (uterus), prompting  more investigation into its mode of transmission.

Symptoms

Zeka has an incubation period of about 10 days. Travelers returning from infected areas may develop the infection after an incubation period of about 10 days.

Symptoms  are usually none at all in 80% of those infected or at most a very mild headache, fever, maculopapular rash, conjunctivitis and joint pains. Symptoms are self-limited and there are presently no antibiotic or antiviral treatments available.

Infection in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to microcephaly (tiny heads) and other brain damage in newborns.

Brazil:
In 2013 there were 167 cases of microcephaly; in 2014 there were 147 cases; and in 2015 there were  at least 2,782 cases.

RNA (an acid) from the Zika virus was isolated in mothers and babies with microcephaly. In addition, some patients have developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (muscle weakness), which caused transient paralysis following infection.

Prevention


Protection from mosquitoes is the best prevention.   Use mosquito repellent and cover up exposed skin. These mosquitoes bite during the daytime. There are no vaccines available.

Currently the CDC-issued travel guidance advises pregnant women not to travel to affected countries.  Some South American and Caribbean countries advised women to postpone pregnancy until 2018. 

Healthcare providers should report Zeka cases to their state or local health departments.

Why now?

There are reports of genetically-modified mosquitoes being used in Brazil to reduce the mosquito population. Such produces deformed mosquitoes. These may be eaten by birds, other insects and humans. The long-term effect unknown.

Imagine the weaponry of GMO mosquitos.  Zika???  It targets our future generation and may reduce birth rates in affected countries.


 

Links to referenced material below…

http://microbepost.org/2016/01/13/what-is-zika-virus/

Zika Virus Spreads to New Areas — Region of the Americas, May 2015–January 2016 | MMWR
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6503e1er.htm?s_cid=mm6503e1er.htm_w

Zika virus: Outbreak ‘likely to spread across Americas’ says WHO – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35399403

Brazilian City Tries Fighting Viruses With GMO Mosquitoes
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/gmo-mosquitoes-may-battle-zika-dengue-brazil-n499576

IT’S NOT ALWAYS DEPRESSION!

IT’S NOT ALWAYS DEPRESSION!

Diminished activity, fatigue, weight gain and little interest in activities that once brought delight.

With normal laboratory findings, most doctors would diagnose depression.

It’s not always depression!

Other physical ailments presenting similarly make the history and physical pertinent, as well as understanding culture and the differences in the clinical narrative due to culture.

To simply say it is depression, without a thorough review of all symptoms, is to jeopardize the health of patients. Plus not appreciate the impact of culture on health outcomes.

Unfortunately, nowadays, that is the case. Most doctors don’t dig deeper and many have forgotten the relevance of a good history and physical. The latter now relegated to cursory scope on the chest and back.

Such is the state of medicine today in the United States! I know because I have been a physician for all my career.

The above symptoms are actually due to visual problems. Mine!

Diminished vision can affect ones ability to function. Presenting similar to depression as well as leading to secondary complications of depression.

[ Link to Visual problems http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/the-quirky-brain-how-depression-may-alter-visual-perception ]

By not recognizing the primary problem as visual, misdiagnosis and unnecessary medications follow, as well as deterioration in vision and functional capacity.

Unfortunately, the medical textbooks do not tell doctors this. Many lazily believe those symptoms signal depression until stated otherwise, despite the fact that depression is a diagnosis made after other illnesses are excluded. This is not done, hence the massive over-prescribing of antidepressants.

[ Link with data http://www.drugwatch.com/2015/07/29/drug-abuse-in-america/ ]

Patients typically tell their stories to non-doctors at least 2 to 4 times before they see an actual physician. (And in many poor communities patients will not visit or see their doctor.) Still the narrative and details charted rarely reflect the patient’s complaints, leading to misdiagnosis. Here repetition of the patient’s history does not breed knowledge or accuracy.

Why does this happen?

In a nutshell, over reliance on technology to make the diagnosis compounded by a bureaucratic and arcane workflow. Also treating symptoms while ignoring the root cause.

Medical staff are often under-trained and over-worked. The importance of accurate charting (of the patient’s narrative) lost in time, ignorance and even arrogance.

The end result is this: many patients are over medicated and misdiagnosed.

The recent epidemic of opioid overdoses is an example where doctors treat symptoms without making diagnoses. Opioids were over prescribed, especially in Emergency Departments where toothaches were routinely treated with Penicillin and 15-30 pills of Percoset. Doctors became legalized drug dealers! One study showed in 2012, doctors prescribed enough narcotics for every person in the United States to have a 30 day supply.

Now the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction: pain is treated suspiciously. Everyone is an addict until proven otherwise.

What is the solution?

One solution is Community Medicine. Studies demonstrate that medical outcomes, or health outcomes, are determined in the community.

Over 50% of outcomes are determined in the community. That means lifestyle or culture is very important as well as the environment (which actually has a great impact on lifestyle) to managing diseases. Genetics accounted for 30% of health outcomes and a doctor’s office visit 15%.

Using technology to facilitate accurate diagnosis is good, but technology should not be the gold standard alone for diagnosing. The history and physical still remain pertinent and relevant. The absence of radiographic or laboratory findings does not exclude pathology.

Most importantly, doctors need to know the patient’s community, and be engaged with that circle, to understand and improve the health outcomes of their patients.

What do you think?

Do you have any other solutions?

Does Technology Improve Healthcare or Access?

Does Technology Improve Healthcare or Access?

This article  (1) stirs my mind. By itself, it is food for thought about the future of American healthcare and the future of those unable to access advanced technology because of insurance coverage.

In the US healthcare arena, Medicare is the gold standard. Being the largest payer, as well as the Government, Medicare dictates what is covered and what is not.

Commercial insurers either try to meet Medicare standards or exceed them, to compete in providing health coverage to employers.

Access to advanced technology that is changing healthcare, allowing it to be delivered anywhere, is not available to everyone with insurance.

The elderly who are on Medicare have the worst coverage, with most of this advanced technology that is beneficial to them not covered. No coverage means no access. Medicare sets the standard for coverage of healthcare services.

Others who do not benefit from advanced technology that is transforming medicine, moving it to the communities where outcomes are determined, are Black & Brown communities. Impoverished neighborhoods in urban areas.

Only recently did Medicare lift the limitation on telemedicine to include care in patient homes. Still Most Black & Brown communities do not receive such access to telemedicine, where transportation limitations can make doctor office visits a hardship.

The above is an example of structural racism. In addition, Black & Brown community hospitals are under-staffed and the staff poorly screened. As well as not offering many technologies available in rural hospitals, such as telemedicine in the home. Other limitations include Black & Brown communities still lacking smart phones, which could deliver such services.

[ What is the penetration rate of smart phones in Black communities?  Anyone know?]

Doctors are leaving impoverished, homeless, mentally ill and Black & Brown communities behind. Without access to immediate life saving measures these communities are dying off. Infant mortality rates for Black women, despite income, are similar to that of a developing nation. Infant mortality is a standard indicator of health.

We need doctors to advocate policies that benefit patients and not drug and medical device companies. Doctors also need to stop letting insurance companies dictate patient care.

Please do share your thoughts.

  1. New Rules For Our Health’s Digital Future

    http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/02/new-rules-for-our-healths-digital-future/?ncid=tcdaily

Second Part in Series on How Doctors Kill Patients


Part One:  FFT: Are White doctors misdiagnosing Black patients? https://failuretolisten.com/2015/12/29/fft-are-white-doctors-misdiagnosing-black-patients/

Freedom, Privacy, Good Will….Rest NOT IN PEACE!

... following Odysseus.....

As I notice this day, the last day in 2015, a long suppressed uncontrolled sigh raises it’s voice in my chest and throat, a moan…or a small and weak wail.

Freedom – gone, if you care to look.  I heard it put as “the Freedom to NOT choose.”  That’s presupposing we have any choice of action left to us that won’t turn us into targets for any number of hideous Fascists, all with the power of so called legitimate use of “fatal force”, with inroads into every nook and cranny of our private places, and it’s exponentially worse if you are a Female and or Black, Brown or “un-christian” in any perceivable manner.

Do Not Rest In Peace, O FREEDOM who sounds your call with every living heart beat!  Rage, Rage!  Rage against this prison in which you are caught!

Privacy, dear sweet Privacy, you are my restorer, you are…

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Why Shed Tears For White Junkies ?

Why shed tears for White junkies when Eric Garner was “justifiably” choked to death by a white cop, Daniel Pantaleo,  for allegedly selling loose cigarettes? 

Today I started to read an article about a 20 year old White junky who over-dosed on heroin.  Based on the laws–possession of heroin is illegal– she should be behind bars for her addiction instead she is dead and on her way to becoming a symbol for the terrible problem of drug addiction.   

She is not portrayed as a junkie, which she is nor as a criminal which by law she is.  The media portrayed  her as a human being who despite her white privilege and access to services overdosed on heroin.    We read about her misunderstood privileged life.

Take Eric Garner, he was not a junkie.  He was a poor Black man. He was choked to death by a white NYPD cop, Daniel Pantaleo, for allegedly selling loose cigarettes for 50 cents.  The media portrayed him as a criminal deserving of such death because he broke the law.

Why such disparities in the media’s coverage of Black people vs White people? Why such disparities in law enforcement between Whites who commit felonies and Blacks who commit misdemeanors?   The latter end up murdered by white cops  while the former get treatment or kill themselves. 

If Justice was the purpose of law enforcement, the White junkie should not be allowed to kill herself or made into a hero and her story hailed on social media.  And Eric Garner should be alive today!


This post was not intended to be hurtful but to bring out the daily blatant racism and disparity in media coverage and law enforcement. 

FFT:  Are White doctors misdiagnosing Black patients?

Are White doctors misdiagnosing Black patients?

I believe so!

Being a patient rocked my faith in the medical community as well as made me aware that many Black patients are misdiagnosed simply because of cultural differences.  This post is the beginning of a series that examines how doctors kill patients.  

There are still great doctors out there but the numbers are dwindling.  For Black patients, those numbers are at critically low levels and devastate the health of Black communities. 

Medicine saves lives but can be lethal in misdiagnosed patients.  For example, at MGH, a peripheral neuropathy was misdiagnosed as hysteria.  Had I not seeked a second opinion I would be zonked out of psychiatric medications and probably dead. 

At Tufts Medical Center,  I presented with syncope and head trauma.  Was diagnosed as drunk without an alcohol level done. The Emergency room doctor thought I was a stereotype and did not bother to evaluate or provide standard care.   No neurological exam was performed despite the notation in the medical record and an EKG was done about 17 hours later in the operating room. I almost died simply because of my color. 

Doctors kill patients when they misdiagnose or ignore patients’ symptoms.  In the above cases, both doctors were not white yet very prejudiced and perhaps incompetent.  Incompetence as well as discrimination kill patients, result in increased morbidity and mortality. 

How many patients are killed each year because of discrimination?  How many Black patients are not appropriately evaluated  simply because of their pigment? Those are important questions that the medical community does not research or want answered.  

 

Thus begins our series on how doctors kill patients.  You will not find this in textbooks or by visiting the NIH or  public health websites.  Stay tuned, there is more to come. 

 

Does Technology Improve Healthcare or Access?

https://failuretolisten.com/2016/01/04/does-technology-improve-healthcare-or-access/


Video of Dillon Taylor Being Murdered by US cop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfF7NGHsdXU

#DillonTaylor

Not too long ago Dylann Roof murdered nine Black people during their prayer meeting.  Cops arrested and took Roof to a fast food restaurant before booking him.

Dillon Taylor was minding his business–living life–exercising his #humanrights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfF7NGHsdXU

Charleston Shooting Terrorist Was Not A Lone Wolf

 #TakeDownTheFlag

Charleston Shooting Terrorist Was Not A Lone Wolf

In the land of Freedom and Constitution rights, the model of democracy and human rights, there are actually no laws that obligate law enforcement to preserve human life.

“While law enforcement in the United States is given the authority to use lethal force, there is no equal obligation to respect and preserve human life.”

And there are laws that authorize the use of lethal force on protestors and activists.

A report by Amnesty International received little attention from traditional media. This report stated the US failed to comply with international standards on the use of lethal force in all 50 states. In addition, the current laws in  USA  fall below the lowest standards set by the Constitution.

This report is rare in its attempt to understand one of the most problematic epidemics in American History ( #PoliceBrutality ) to find meaningful solutions.

Most Black folks say police brutality  always existed. However, this black person only became personally familiar with it when her son was arrested, presumed guilty and stripped of his human rights. The arrest warrant was filled with inaccuracies and fabrication, as well as no evidence, and will haunt my son for the rest of his life despite the case being dismissed and no evidence of crime ever presented in court.

This scenario is called #BlackJustice. A system supported by white supremacists and Conservative groups that cultivate hate among white people against black and other ethnic minorities.

The #CharlestonShooting terrorist Dylann Wolf was a member of such a group, that encouraged members to protect the supremacy of whites and their women.  To purchase guns to protect against black men, who are portrayed as violent, a threat to the existence of white people and rapists of white women.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_white_nationalist_organizations

http://people.missouristate.edu/michaelcarlie/storage/white_supremacist_groups.htm

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/10-things-everyone-should-know-about-white-supremacy

This rhetoric is supported by many Conservatives, GOP’s Tea Party and Fox News, and is part of the daily narrative that keeps racism alive and fuels domestic terrorism against Black and Arab people. Naturally the above statement will be dismissed, replaced by the same old narrative of hate filled racism that spurs terrorism.

Amnesty’s report, taken with the War on Drugs, the Patriot Act and the upcoming TPP trade deals, point to a significant shift away from preservation of human rights and individual freedom (to pursue life and liberty), to the preservation of the  United States at the expense of the World. Today’s narratives, controlled by the US Government and her allies, rationalize abuse and torture with stories that trigger fear, hate and violence.

Was Charleston Shooting terrorist Dylann Roof a lone wolf? See below…

Roof did not act alone. He had the support of the NRA, senior white supremacists, including the KKK and other Conservative terrorist groups. Many are government officials who oversee our law enforcement.

It’s time to unmask these cowardly public servants.

And it’s time for America to embrace the ideals and values forced upon other countries though sanctions and collaboration. Not acts that facilitate government torture, the use of unnecessary lethal force and human rights abuses, which result in mass incarcerations and murder of innocent civilians.

The Charleston Shooting terrorist act is not an isolated event, but a continuum of the worst of America and its people, legalized by use of unrestricted, unnecessary lethal force by police officers who have no duty to respect or preserve human life.

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Active Terrorist Groups

Reference Stories

1.  All 50 US states fail to meet global police use of force standards, report find

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/18/us-states-police-use-of-force-standards-amnesty

2.  Leader of group cited in ‘Dylann Roof manifesto’ donated to top Republicans

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/21/dylann-roof-manifesto-charlston-shootings-republicans?CMP=share_btn_tw

3.  When South Carolina Massacred Members of the Charleston Emanuel AME Church

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/20/state-massacred-members-charleston-emanuel-ame-church/

4.  Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/terrorism/terrorism-definition#disablemobile

Open Letter: To Congress Vote NO TPP

Open Letter:  To Congress Vote  NO TPP

Thanks to whistleblowers and WikiLeaks the world has recently been informed about the details of the biggest so-called Free Trade Agreement in history: the TPP, and her ugly sisters TISA and the TTIP.

Explaining TPP:

Explaining TISA:

Explaining TTIP (Europe’s):

These three treaties raise red flags of corruption, given what we now know. Namely the over reach of abuse, torture and war crimes committed by the Mr Obama and the Mr GW Bush, due to the US odd refusal to end our relationship with #Israel and creating instability in the Middle East.

If not for Wikileaks’ bravery in recognizing the public right to knowledge, our human rights would now be in more jeopardy. Superseded by “national security” concerns to preserve governments and their elite backers. And many more innocent people of Muslim faith would continue to be ‘collateral damage’ than already is.

Meaningful pressure to stop occupation and collateral damage of innocent civilians in Palestine is once more on the back burner, as profits for large multi-national corporations take center stage in the secret fine print of the TPP. Neither the American people, nor elected Officials, will be privy to its contents that are already available to over 500 Big Businesses (whose interests are secured by the TPP).

There is the proof that the USA is a corpocracy, where even the President is in the dark.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/corpocracy

We should understand that the problem is not Islam, or its people, but governments that want to expand their powers and the wealth of the elite.

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is cynically used by Israel to expand its power, by occupation, seizure of property, deprivation of basic human survival needs, plus murder/terrorism. This has expanded their illegal ownership of land and property. In plain sight, Palestinians have became prisoners of their own land and stripped of wealth, yet the US recently increased military aid to Israel.

This conflict is slavery and a holocaust of genocide, before our very eyes, where the old narratives still dominate the stories while the realities are ignored.

Same goes for the TPP. FastTrack-approved now allows more finger pointing by politicians, without public accountability. The TPP, a multi-trillion dollar pact of  agreements (without 80% of its contents available to elected officials and tax payers), will become law. Unless “we, the people” write, tweet and call our State Senators and House Representatives.

The TPP gives the Executive Office (this includes the DoD and DHS) broad reaching powers to control information flow, plus access private information once protected by law and human rights.  Powers to make secret deals where corporate rights supercede human rights.

Private-Public Partnerships, involving governments, will continue to reap billions in profits for large companies and Big Pharma. Multinational companies will now legally dictate the Rule of Law to  secure profits. Also, large foreign corporations will be able to actually sue  countries (if the corporation’s profits are affected by human rights laws or laws that benefit the countries’ citizens).

Imagine the damage such corporate bullies could do to poor developing nations.

In short, despite the prevalence of secret deals and unknown pacts, Congress supported the FastTrack of the TPP. Secrecy, lack of public accountability and potential serious human rights abuses were not powerful deterrents for our elected officials. We, the people, will remember that come 2016 election.

How could you, as elected officials, have America’s interest at heart?

Seemingly, such deals release your public accountability to American citizens, while personally profiting from backroom deals with lobbyists.

How do you feel about the human exploitation, abuse and murder, as well as US terrorism exposed by Snowden and Manning?

Aside from condemning the messenger, what are you doing to prevent further contagion of this hatred and violence of American military personnel?

Police brutality is a symptomatic of the expanding contagion of white terrorism. Infected by military grade equipment, trained in Israel to look at American citizens as enemy combatants, then given broad powers to police with impunity, white supremacists and other far right extremists have grown in number and power. These terrorists belong to groups that hold powerful positions within the court, law enforcement, the military and  all branches of government.

The TPP can be seen to facilitate their efforts to limit human rights to certain insider groups. TPP, a threat to the US Constitution, lacks public oversight and inevitably, will create more serious problems than the ones intended to resolve. One that results in further escalation of injustices, bypassing  our Constitution and more government-supported terrorism against its citizens, such as the recent #CharlestonShooting. Yes! Where the terrorist was motivated by images from a Conservative group member and generous supporter of Republican politicians.

That such knowledge undeterred Congress, given a President with the worst known human rights record in modern history, is troubling and signals a fundamental problem with our system of government.

Now that the President will likely have FastTrack, the TPP only requires a simple majority to pass in both houses of Congress. TPP (which is a much complicated agreement between governments and corporations) cannot be modified and must be voted upon with XXXX specified time period.

Most disturbing is that the contents of this secret trade bill, that is more than trade alone, will be kept secret for at least 5 years after being signed. And cannot be changed without much government instability.

This is a trade bill where the contents of the agreements involve human rights, bypass constitutional laws, are secret and will not be known to the public for at least 5 years after signing.

Usually by then, the disaster caused by these secretive deals are so heinous and complex, the actual how we came to be here is lost. The opportunities to understand and really implement meaningful changes are lost and become more expensive and too complex to tackle. Finally, the unnecessary loss of human lives darkening the future.

The President, Corporate America and Congress secretively removed “we, the people” from the TPP. Is this the transparency Obama promised? Is this public accountability?

I ask my American Congressmen to please vote “NO” on the TPP and its ugly sisters. Thank you!

Related Stories:

TPP A Threat To Human Rights

https://failuretolisten.com/2015/06/19/tpp-facilitates-corporate-human-rights-abuses/

Seneators who voted yes to Corporate rights over Human Rights
Seneators who voted yes to Corporate rights over Human Rights

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering The Victims Of The Charleston Terrorist Attack

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Source of Images and full story: Daily Mail

USA Charleston Terrorist, Dylann Roof, Attack Claim Nine Victims
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‘All Shall Be Well’: Hear the Touching Voicemail from Charleston Massacre Victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

http://www.people.com/article/charleston-shooting-victim-touching-voicemail?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

Never Forget: In Remembrance of #CharlestonShooting Victim Cynthia Hurd

http://bluenationreview.com/never-forget-in-remembrance-of-charlestonshooting-victim-cynthia-hurd/

USA Charleston Terrorist, Dylann Roof, Attack Claim Nine Victims

Like America, he said, it was about freedom. “Freedom to worship … freedom to be all God intends you to be,” he said. “Sometimes you gotta make noise to do that.  – Rev Clementa Pinckney

USA  Charleston Terrorist, Dylann Roof, Attack Claim Nine Victims

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was the scene of a terror attack as a white gunman opened fire, killing nine people in the church, and sparing one woman  to spread the word of terror.

According to the Daily Mail, eight victims died at the scene and one in the hospital. A smart five year old girl pretended to be dead and luckily survived the attack.

The suspect (terrorist) is described as a clean-shaven, 21-year-old white male and is believed to be wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and Timberland boots.

Mother Emanuel, as Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is called in the community, is the home to the oldest black congregation south of Baltimore.

The historical Black AME church is tied to the history of the American South since the early 1800s. From slave revolts to the civil rights movements to present day police brutality.

In 1969, civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. King, led a protest to the church; 900 were arrested by the national guard.

In 1962 the civil rights leader, Reverend Martin Luther King, gave the famous speech to vote.

In 1909 even the legendary African-American leader Booker T Washington spoke there.

During the 1861-65 Civil War, it was a secret meeting place for many southern black organizers.

Mother Emanuel’s pastor, State Senator Clementa Pinckney, was among the victims of this hate crime / terrorist attack on black lives by white men.

Sen. Pinckney, 41, a married father of two, had actually counseled the family of Walter Scott. The reader will remember Mr. Scott was murdered by Officer Michael Slager (on April 4th) as he was pulled over for a missing tailgate light.

{Victims of the Charleston Terrorist Attack}

President Obama  stated he and his wife knew all the members of the Emanuel congregation well, including Sen. Pinckney.

For nearly an hour, Dylann Storm Roof (a 21 year old white male supremacist) was inside the AME church. Watching his victims before killing “six [black] females and three [black] males at a prayer meeting”, Police Chief Greg Mullen said. (6)

A childhood friend of Roof alerted the the FBI. Police found Dylann’s car in Shelby, North Carolina, where Roof was arrested without physical harm. It is unclear if he was armed at the time of his arrest.  However, the police did not fear or feel threatened. Compare with when they confront unarmed young black men.

Family and friends of the shooter had this to say:

“I don’t know what was going through his head,” Kozny said. “He was a really sweet kid. He was quiet. He only had a few friends.”

Roof, however, had been to jail: State court records show a pending felony drug case against him, plus a past misdemeanour trespassing charge. He also displayed a deliberately offensive Confederate flag on his license plate.

Traditional media downplayed this as a possible hate crime, instead of calling it what it is (a terror attack). Roof knew what he was doing and let one woman go to spread the word.

This case highlights the disparities in treatment of white versus black suspects. Two white suspects apprehended for the murdering of 9 people, were arrested without the use of excessive force. The cops did not fear for their lives.

If this had been a Catholic Church where a Muslim gunman murdered 9 white people, including a priest or congressman, this would be a called a terrorist attack without a doubt. Just look at the case of the Boston Marathon.

Hate Crime vs Terrorism

Are black people now forbidden to pray?
We are not allowed negativity or anger.
Where is the positive in being murdered while praying to God?

Self-harm is frowned upon because it deprives cops of income and target practice. Medical treatment is likely to be inferior and lead to more harm, as many black people already receive poor medical care.

Residents of Charleston, and black people all over the US, are living in fear of police officers and now any white male.

What can African-Americans do, as fear builds among the black community?

Why is this a hate crime, not a terrorist attack? Why was the Boston Marathon attack a terrorist attack and not a hate crime? Is the word terrorism reserved for those of Muslim heritage?

Didn’t the Holocaust start something like that?


Definitions:

“In both crime and law, hate crime (also known as bias-motivated crime) is a usually violent, prejudice motivated crime that occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group.”

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

“Terrorism is commonly defined as violent acts (or the threat of violent acts) intended to create fear (terror), perpetrated for an economic,[1] religious, political, or ideological goal, and which deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (e.g., neutral military personnel or civilians). Another common definition sees terrorism as political, ideological or religious violence by non-state actors.”

“In the international community, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal-law definition.[5][6]”

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

Image Source:  The Daily Mail (1)


These Are The Victims Of The Charleston Church Shooting

Nine people were killed Wednesday night when a shooter opened fire at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina during a prayer meeting. This post will be updated as victims are identified.

Presumption Of Guilt

At around 12:30pm on February 5th of 2014, I was arrested in my house in NH.

I was not fully aware of the charges and bail until I was in jail at Hillsborough County Correctional Facility. The charge was 3 counts of felonious sexual assault. A sentence looking at a miserable 20 years in an American prison.

The next day I had court for bail. My bail was $50,000 cash only. I was still, to that day, appointed a public defender. How he got in the picture I do not know. His name was Attorney Sculimbrene. He told me the State was looking to later on press aggravated felonious sexual assault charges.

At that moment I undoubtedly believed my life was over. And in a way it was. He wanted to not pursue the bail court hearing until a week later (so he and the prosecutor could get more information on the case). He claimed he was going to get private investigators, and has handled cases with rapists before and that I will be okay.

While in jail he would come visit me to talk about what to do for the case. Behind those bars I was almost killed by mobs of inmates. He suggested I go on suicide watch since I was so depressed and the entire unit wanted me dead (making death threats to my family and I).

Even the guards neglected me and wished death. I then ended up going on suicide watch, because of following my public defender’s advice.

During the suicide watch all I saw was my life ending. I dreamt death! I wanted to just give up, even though I prayed to God every day and night multiple times. I lost hope.

It wasn’t until I saw death itself that I realized I would not die there. It wouldn’t be the only time I saw death behind bars or neglect when help was needed.

With fake smiles I later took myself off suicide watch, saying clearly to the nurse that I am okay.

I then later met again with Scumlimbrene and the private investigator who had an entire trial scenario for the bail. I thought their plan would work. Unfortunately, the next day of 2 hours of deliberation the Judge Moore would not release me (based on more rumors creating inevitable propaganda).

My so-called attorney, after losing in what he felt would win him fame, did not look at me or talk to me in weeks even after I tried calling. And the private investigator never showed at trial either.

A few weeks later after, my Uncle Raymond (an attorney in Florida) got him to contact me. My attorney told me he appealed to do the same thing we tried to do in district court: to go do it in superior court. I said last time it was a fail. He replied it is a bomb plan that will probably not work.

Later, my attorney claimed how responsible the prosecutor would be to make a deal of me doing 5 years opposed to 20-40 years. I then swore and said I am not doing jail time. He said the only way is if they failed to indict me, but told me I will for sure be indicted.

I was done with him. My mom found a better attorney named Steve Maynard, who saw Scumlimbrene’s screw ups and did get me out. The case was dismissed in May due to failure of indictment.

Behind bars I not only learned, but saw with my own eyes, the corruption that man has made in this world. I saw the worst man would do to not only to others but to himself. To herself. Seeing some of the darkness events that humanity is capable of. That shouldn’t be.

Indeed, I compared what I saw to the Holocaust; because  plans were being made to  exterminate. To exterminate ourselves. And Scumlimbrene came close to my extermination.

I wrote this to tell my story, not ask for pity.

Written by Gary Crane, Failure to Listen

Addendum by Angela Crane

While charges were dropped, no evidence was ever presented and the presumption of innocence ignored. NH Superior court refused to annul the charges.  Then the prosecutor used the bail amount as evidence of a crime and the judge accepted that as valid evidence.

The fabricated arrest warrant actually pre-dated the incident. Yes! Leading one to suspect my son was set up, or at the very least, the investigation was shoddy.

However, those details were not deemed important in court. There was no signed statement (by the alleged victim) and no evidence of rape except the police statement that this occurred.

The alleged rape victim received no rape counseling and a rape kit never performed as required by NH law. My son was never questioned by the officers; the presumption of innocence was denied to him.

The public defender told me he thought I would be as dumb as his other clients, therefore he delayed asking to reduce the bail or converting it to a bond. Instead, choosing to have my son spend almost one month in jail.

Another case where discrimination and racism played pivotal roles: this time a 16 year old served 3 years at Rikers awaiting trial for stealing a back pack. He tragically committed suicide last week. Sixteen!

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1.  6 Ways White Supremacy Takes a Toll on the Mental Health of Black People:

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/6-ways-white-supremacy-takes-toll-mental-health-black-people

Confessions of an Inept Public Defender

Confessions of an Inept Public Defender

Reading Michael Smith’s, Confessions of a Public Defender, opened my eyes to some of the people working in our justice system. (1)

For those of you who still believe racism does not exist in our courts, this article will change your mind.(1)

The article supposedly describes Michael Smith’s experiences as a public defender. In reality, the article is about Smith’s biased interpretation of black people.

In it, Smith goes into great detail on negative characteristics of the black clients he represents. Smith writes in an uneducated, ignorant tone, using phrases such as:

“Rachel Jeantel: Blacks often make horrible witness”; or

“If a black even knows the name of his father.”

He then concludes his article with one ultimate conclusion:

“Blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.”

If Black people are unable to reason as well, then how did President Obama even get into office? How did Condoleezza Rice become a member of former President GW Bush’s cabinet?

If Black people cannot control their impulses, well then ponder this:

Why didn’t BLACK Martin Luther King Jr. and BLACK protestors not raise a fist in retaliation when WHITE citizens attacked them?

Michael, your conclusion is wrong.

Smith’s most offensive statement of all was his remark about black women. Smith claims that Black women “plan their entire lives around the expectation that they will always get free money and never have to work.”.

As the younger child of single black mother, that could not be further from the truth. My mother worked in the emergency room as an emergency physician for over 20 years. She worked anywhere from 12 to 24 hour shifts to provide for my brother and me. My mother is a great woman and is more than twice the man than Michael Smith will ever be.

However, the most eye-opening part of Mr. Smith’s article was not even one of his racist rants. Smith writes “An Hispanic will never call me by my first name and will answer my questions directly and with appropriate respect for my position.”

One quality that separates American lawyers from most people is attention to detail. The fact that Mr. Smith took the time to write an article that makes generalizations of a whole group of people, post the article online and start a sentence off with “An Hispanic” (‘H’ is a consonant), probably means he’s not a very good attorney.

And what makes Mr. Smith a horrible attorney is that he “has no explanation for why” he believes crime has “racial patterns”. It is a lawyer’s job to come up with explanations and arguments in order to defend their clients.

There’s reason why “after all these years” he is still a public defender. Think about it reader.

However, this article has taught me one thing about our justice system. In court, many white people tend to get good lawyers to represent them in court while many poor black people only have the likes of Michael Smith on their side.

 Written by Andrew Crane, Associate Editor, Failure To Listen

 

1.  Quite possibly the most racist article you will ever read

http://www.nearlyfamousbulletinboard.com/post/quite-possibly-the-most-racist-article-you-will-ever-read-7266864

  1.  This article was published by New786

Standard Bearers

Standard Bearers

Standard Bearers

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Ever noticed more and ever more how standards change to suit certain groups?

Ever noticed those standards are based on the need to control groups, usually those perceived as the ‘undeserved poor’ or darkly pigmented?

Those were my thoughts as I was called an anti-Semite and all sorts of other unpleasant names (labels). Including sexist and sexually insulting. Why? For stating facts: Israel is a racist country.

Israel has crossed the line between war and unnecessary force, as well as torture.

The standard bearers, with Zionists leanings, proceeded to repaint me with labels such as anti-Semite which has legal implications.   All the labels used by these standards bearers have legal implications and that is why they are used!

Labels are pivotal tools used by standard bearers to redefine our understanding of the images we see, words we read and the sounds we make.

USA’s foreign policy is dominated by labels. Labels that are riddled with fear and threats have become part of the US foreign policy arsenal.

As much as the standard bearers tried, they could not deflect nor distract me. The key is to remember labels are tools to change scenarios. Do NOT let labels stifle or kill your voice.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Unarmed protestor accosted by a cop
Unarmed protestor accosted by a cop

Ebola: Pandora´s Box, Opened Since Long?

WiPoKuLi

ebola-virus

Although it may take several decades for the process of transformation to unfold, in time, the art of warfare on air, land, and sea will be vastly different than it is today, and “combat” likely will take place in new dimensions: in space, “cyber-space,” and perhaps the world of microbes. Air warfare may no longer be fought by pilots manning tactical fighter aircraft sweeping the skies of opposing fighters, but a regime dominated by long-range, stealthy unmanned craft. On land, the clash of massive, combined-arms armored forces may be replaced by the dashes of much lighter, stealthier and information-intensive forces, augmented by fleets of robots, some small enough to fit in soldiers’ pockets. Control of the sea could be largely determined not by fleets of surface combatants and aircraft carriers, but from land- and space-based systems, forcing navies to maneuver and fight under water. Space itself will become a theater…

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Broken Window and Police Violence

Broken Window and Police Violence

As the mainstream media highlights more cases of police brutality, there has been a split in opinion between which party is at fault. Many Americans believe the police officers committing these killings have committed crimes and should be prosecuted, while others believe these officers acted accordingly based off the police reports. However, the mainstream media does not talk enough about how the police actually police or what guides an officer’s decisions.

Police departments around the country base their policing policies off the Broken Windows Theory, which has stimulated the belief that allowing minor offenses to go unpunished will lead to more serious offenses. Many of these cases, like the Michael Brown case, are a result of a police officer enforcing a minor offense if any to prevent future offenses.

The Broken Windows Theory was an essay, written by Stanford graduates James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. The essay highlights that using foot patrols to enforce minor laws will not actually lower the crime-rate, but can create a sense of security and order within the community. The hypothesis states that minor offenses, such as public intoxication or loitering, are harbingers for violent offenses.

However, The Broken Windows Theory also states that police officers must enforce minor laws with reasonable tactics. The Theory conclude that the use of deadly force by police does not lower crime in any area and will deteriorate the relations with the community. Kelling and Wilson also conclude that it is up to the police to ensure racial equality when dealing with citizens and not to become “agents of neighborhood bigotry”.

Police Departments around the country have gravely misinterpreted the intent of the Broken Windows Theory. The over-whelming majority of citizens subjected to random stops in New York City were black males. Every day, 7 black Americans are killed by police in the United States. In a country that is over 70% Caucasian, over 50% of the prison inmates are Black or Hispanic. In 2014, police killed more black people than when Al Queda launched the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The policing policies that have been derived from the Broken Windows theory has resulted in disorder and a lost sense of security. American citizens nationwide are protesting these police brutality cases. People do not feel comfortable calling police in many communities around the country. As more police brutality cases come to surface in the media, we must look to reform the way we police our communities.
Written by:  Andrew Crane, Associate Editor of Failure to Listen

#KendreaJohnson: SUICIDE, MURDER OR MEDICATION?

#KendreaJohnson:  SUICIDE, MURDER OR MEDICATION?

 

Minnesota, USA, on December 27, 2014, six year young Kendrea Johnson was found hanging from a jump rope tied to her bunk bed.

Her tragic death was deemed, by the authorities, as a suicide.

#KendreaJohnson was placed in a foster care home that had a history of #ChildAbuse. A report of her death claimed this young child of six years old “battled depression” and “showed signs of being suicidal.”

As of July 2013, since 2007 there had been 4 “confirmed cases” of six year olds committing suicide in the US (source: The Argus Observer).

  • Was this an actual suicide?

 

  • Was this a homicide from #ChildAbuse?

 

  •  As this young girl was said to have “battled depression,” was she on medication?

 

  •  What evaluation and behavioral therapy did she receive?

 

  •  Was an autopsy performed?

While rates of suicide among 5-14 year olds have increased, it is still rare and highly unusual for children aged only 6 to hang themselves intentionally.

This case surely deserves further investigation by the medical and mental health communities.

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 CDC Definition of Suicide:1

Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior.

  Suicide attempt:

A non-fatal self-directed potentially injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt may or may not result in injury.

  Suicidal ideation:

Thinking about, considering, or planning for suicide.

References:

  1. Definitions: Self-directed Violence: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/definitions.html
  1.  Boy aged six ‘upset at parents’ divorce’ hanged himself while his parents were showering – and his 7-year-old sister finds the body: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366257/Six-year-old-boy-hangs-belt-family-refrigerator-parents-showering.html
  1.  6-year-old boy’s death ruled suicide: http://www.argusobserver.com/news/year-old-boy-s-death-ruled-suicide/article_996c8218-eb12-11e2-a7ad-0019bb2963f4.html?_dc=82534580957.1445http://bit.ly/14U0D09
  1.  Heartbreaking: 6-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide With Jump Rope: http://blackdoctor.org/453190/heartbreaking-6-year-old-girl-commits-suicide-with-jump-rope/

Guilty Of Pigment

 Guilty Of Pigment

Most American armed forces personnel would readily die for the ideals of the USA. These patriots believe in America and its wholesome values.

Yet, when actions caught up in patriotism contradict those American values (as found in The Constitution), one has to wonder. Wonder about the corrupt structure that cradles fear and violence to peace and multi-cultural collaboration. And why such a structure would thrive in today’s’ society, not only in America but also in Palestine.

Haunting are those images from the US prison in Iraq for detainees. What are detainees but people not charged or arrested. Just summarily accused and then deprived of the their inalienable rights, making torture in some of the most unimaginable and inhumane way acceptable by many people.

Rhetoric continues to label those with pigment as thugs and violent, with those of specifically Arab descent as terrorist. America’s government, puppeted by the Israeli, shammed our world through fear and misinformation. This being in the form of “intelligence reports” that are secret due to so-called national security.

Meantime, money made by private contractors puts America, and with that the whole global community, on a collision of perpetual wars. To stomp out any signs of dissension, opposition or attempts to change the shadowy world order with families, aspirations and dreams.

What did Americans do to deserve such an abrupt end to their dreams? The American Dream.

  • Does being black mean white police can shoot on sight?

  • Does being Palestinian mean Israel can torture at will?

  • We need to find solutions to these questions. And quick!

Black suspects, many victims of police violence, used by police department for target practice.
Black suspects, many victims of police violence, used by police department for target practice.

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Sojourner Truth : Emancipated Slave

Marius Robinson, who attended the convention and worked with Truth, recorded his version of the speech in the June 21, 1851, issue of the Anti-Slavery Bugle.[7]

One of the most unique and interesting speeches of the convention was made by Sojourner Truth, an emancipated slave. It is impossible to transfer it to paper, or convey any adequate idea of the effect it produced upon the audience. Those only can appreciate it who saw her powerful form, her whole-souled, earnest gesture, and listened to her strong and truthful tones. She came forward to the platform and addressing the President said with great simplicity: “May I say a few words?” Receiving an affirmative answer, she proceeded:

I want to say a few words about this matter. I am a woman’s rights. I have as much muscle as any man, and can do as much work as any man. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I have heard much about the sexes being equal. I can carry as much as any man, and can eat as much too, if I can get it. I am as strong as any man that is now. As for intellect, all I can say is, if a woman have a pint, and a man a quart – why can’t she have her little pint full? You need not be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much, – for we can’t take more than our pint’ll hold. The poor men seems to be all in confusion, and don’t know what to do. Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. You will have your own rights, and they won’t be so much trouble. I can’t read, but I can hear. I have heard the bible and have learned that Eve caused man to sin. Well, if woman upset the world, do give her a chance to set it right side up again. The Lady has spoken about Jesus, how he never spurned woman from him, and she was right. When Lazarus died, Mary and Martha came to him with faith and love and besought him to raise their brother. And Jesus wept and Lazarus came forth. And how came Jesus into the world? Through God who created him and the woman who bore him. Man, where was your part? But the women are coming up blessed be God and a few of the men are coming up with them. But man is in a tight place, the poor slave is on him, woman is coming on him, he is surely between a hawk and a buzzard.

The speech was recalled 12 years after the fact by Gage, an activist in the woman’s rights and abolition movements. Gage, who presided at the meeting, described the event:

The leaders of the movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted with an uncouth sunbonnet, march deliberately into the church, walk with the air of a queen up the aisle, and take her seat upon the pulpit steps. A buzz of disapprobation was heard all over the house, and there fell on the listening ear, ‘An abolition affair!” “Woman’s rights and niggers!” “I told you so!” “Go it, darkey!” . . Again and again, timorous and trembling ones came to me and said, with earnestness, “Don’t let her speak, Mrs. Gage, it will ruin us. Every newspaper in the land will have our cause mixed up with abolition and niggers, and we shall be utterly denounced.” My only answer was, “We shall see when the time comes.”
The second day the work waxed warm. Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Universalist minister came in to hear and discuss the resolutions presented. One claimed superior rights and privileges for man, on the ground of “superior intellect”; another, because of the “manhood of Christ; if God had desired the equality of woman, He would have given some token of His will through the birth, life, and death of the Saviour.” Another gave us a theological view of the “sin of our first mother.”
There were very few women in those days who dared to “speak in meeting”; and the august teachers of the people were seemingly getting the better of us, while the boys in the galleries, and the sneerers among the pews, were hugely enjoying the discomfiture as they supposed, of the “strong-minded.” Some of the tender-skinned friends were on the point of losing dignity, and the atmosphere betokened a storm. When, slowly from her seat in the corner rose Sojourner Truth, who, till now, had scarcely lifted her head. “Don’t let her speak!” gasped half a dozen in my ear. She moved slowly and solemnly to the front, laid her old bonnet at her feet, and turned her great speaking eyes to me. There was a hissing sound of disapprobation above and below. I rose and announced, “Sojourner Truth,” and begged the audience to keep silence for a few moments.
The tumult subsided at once, and every eye was fixed on this almost Amazon form, which stood nearly six feet high, head erect, and eyes piercing the upper air like one in a dream. At her first word there was a profound hush. She spoke in deep tones, which, though not loud, reached every ear in the house, and away through the throng at the doors and windows.
History of Woman Suffrage2nd ed. Vol.1. Rochester, NY: Charles Mann, 1889., edited by Elizabeth Cady StantonSusan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage
The following is the speech as Gage recalled it in History of Woman Suffrage, which was, according to her, in the original dialect asitwas presented by Sojourner Truth:”Wall,chilern, whar dar is so much racketdarmustbesomethin’ out o’ kilter. I tink dat ‘twixt de niggers ofdeSouf anddewomin atdeNorf,alltalkin’ ’bout rights, de white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all disheretalkin’ ’bout?””Dat manober dar saydatwominneedsto be helped into carriages, andliftedober ditches, and to hab de bestplaceeverywhar.Nobodyeber helps me into carriages,orober mud-puddles,orgibs me any best place!” And raising herself to her full height, and her voice to a pitch like rolling thunder, she asked. ‘And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! (and she bared her right arm to the shoulder, showing her tremendous muscular power). I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear de lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have bornethirteenchilern, and seen ’em mos’ all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?””Den dey talks ’bout dis ting in de head; what dis dey call it?” (“Intellect,” whispered someone near.) “Dat’s it, honey. What’s dat got to do widwomin’s rights or nigger’s rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yourn holds a quart, wouldn’t ye be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?” And she pointed her significant finger, and sent a keen glance at the minister who hadmade the argument. The cheering was long and loud.”Den dat little man in back dar, he say women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wan’t a woman! Whar did your Christ come from?” Rolling thunder couldn’t have stilled that crowd, as did those deep, wonderful tones, as she stood there with out-stretched arms and eyes of fire. Raising her voice still louder, she repeated, “Whar did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothin’ to do wid Him.”

Oh, what a rebuke that was to that little man. Turning again to another objector, she took up the defense of Mother Eve. I can not follow her through it all. It was pointed, and witty, and solemn; eliciting at almost every sentence deafening applause; and she ended by asserting:

“If de fust woman God ever made was strong enough to turn de world upside down all alone, dese women togedder (and she glanced her eye over the platform) ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now dey is asking to do it, de men better let ’em.” Long-continued cheering greeted this. “‘Bleeged to ye for hearin’ on me, and now ole Sojourner han’t got nothin’ more to say.”

Gage described the result: “Amid roars of applause, she returned to her corner leaving more than one of us with streaming eyes, and hearts beating with gratitude. She had taken us up in her strong arms and carried us safely over the slough of difficulty turning the whole tide in our favor. I have never in my life seen anything like the magical influence that subdued the mobbish spirit of the day, and turned the sneers and jeers of an excited crowd into notes of respect and admiration. Hundreds rushed up to shake hands with her, and congratulate the glorious old mother, and bid her God-speed on her mission of ‘testifyin’ agin concerning the wickedness of this ‘ere people.'”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_I_a_Woman

Black History Month 2015: Malcolm X Was Right About America

Malcolm X Was Right About America


Behind Cages

Behind Cages

Even in the days of Malcolm X, archipelago of prisons and squalid urban internal colonies where the poor were trapped and abused existed in America. Frantz Fanon called , the American empire unrelentingly hostility to those labeled “ the wretched of the earth.” The wretched of the earth are ordinary people, struggling to get by with children, mortgages, bills and stress in unappreciative and abusive environments.

America’s downward spiral rooted in failed foreign policies of arrogance and ignorance. Adoption of fear policies to censor white Americans into a false sense of righteousness and “superiority.” A righteousness lost in the pretext of patriotism and national security and manifest in the global hypocrisy, cruelty and corruption.

A legal system codified by white men and their women to justify murder of innocent and unarmed black people as necessary and lawful. Lately, these daily precedents of injustice and lawlessness insidiously eat away at the Constitution, the goodwill and humankind of Americans.


Chris Hedges:

Malcolm X Was Right About America

Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless.”

Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem by the hit men from the Nation of Islam.

“We’re anti-evil, anti-oppression, anti-lynching,” Malcolm said. “You can’t be anti- those things unless you’re also anti- the oppressor and the lyncher. You can’t be anti-slavery and pro-slavemaster; you can’t be anti-crime and pro-criminal. In fact, Mr. Muhammad teaches that if the present generation of whites would study their own race in the light of true history, they would be anti-white themselves.”

There are three great books on Malcolm X: “The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley,” “The Death and Life of Malcolm X” by Peter Goldman and “Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare” by James H. Cone.

On Friday I met Goldman—who as a reporter for a St. Louis newspaper and later for Newsweek knew and covered Malcolm—in a New York City cafe. Goldman was part of a tiny circle of white reporters Malcolm respected, including Charles Silberman of Fortune and M.S. “Mike” Handler of The New York Times, who Malcolm once said had “none of the usual prejudices or sentimentalities about black people.”

He told Goldman and Dudar: “We don’t hate. The white man has a guilt complex—he knows he’s done wrong. He knows that if he had undergone at our hands what we have undergone at his, he would hate us.” When Goldman told Malcolm he believed in a single society in which race did not matter Malcolm said sharply: “You’re dealing in fantasy. You’ve got to deal in facts.”

Malcolm X : ‘I am the man you think you are’

Read more: Malcolm X Was Right About America


 

Black Caucus #Ferguson Trip Was A Bit More Than a Church Visit

Some of the activists in Ferguson expressed a great deal of disappointment with civil rights era politics. They figure that if they are still fighting the same battles of over-criminalization and police brutality that were fought five and six decades ago then something is wrong. They also question the power and the importance of voting. It is noteworthy that so many of the elected officials in and around Ferguson, including St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch, are all members of the party that African American widely support, that would be the Democratic Party.

Read more: Black Caucus #Ferguson Trip Was A Bit More Than a Church Visit


 

Images of Black Life in the USA

What is Black History Month?

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What is Black History Month?

The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Black History Month grew out of Carter G. Woodson “Negro History Week,”

 in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.”[1] This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.[1]

Since 1976,  the month of February has been officially designated Black History Month by every US President.   Other countries including Canada and the UK also celebrate a month of Black history
What is Black History Month?

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

Good Morning to Quotes by Voltaire

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He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead. -Voltaire

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. -Voltaire

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. -Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief. -Voltaire

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. -Voltaire

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Silent tears of Palestinian Children

 

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Tears of Children Oppressed and Abused

 

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Tears of Innocent Civilians caught in the cross fire of Israel’s war and crimes

 

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Israel’s Apartheid : The Master Manipulator

Within Israel: Black-washing & Sex-washing

 

http://www.davidsheen.com/racism/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-gave-birth-control-to-ethiopian-jews-without-their-consent-8468800.html

http://rt.com/news/227195-islamic-state-us-funding/

http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/6552484

Food For Thought: Why Is It Illegal To Be Anti-Semite?

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Food For Thought:  Why Is It Illegal To Be Anti-Semite?

Just asking the above question is enough to be branded Anti-Semite, and be subjected to further discrimination as well as abuse of my rights as a human being. Why is it illegal to be anti-semite?   And whyy is it not illegal to hate God? Why is it not illegal for the KKK and white supremacist groups to spew their hatred of Black people ?  Why is it legal of police officers to use Black victims as police target?  Why is racism embraced by the USA laws?  Anti-semitism is the only form of racism that is illegal and strictly enforced in the USA and the world!

The KKK and white supremacists  hate Black people.  I believe, the two groups  are behind many instances of police brutality as  their members control the rank and file of police departments.  The KKK and white supremacist have gained  licenses to murder at will in Communities of Color.  This is all very legal in many states;  the Federal government and court decisions clearly show their ongoing approval of police violence and police brutality.  Murder is okay if the victim is :

  • pigmented,
  • poor,
  • mentally ill,
  • suicidal,
  • developmental delayed
  • homeless.

The USA courts have ruled murder of unarmed and innocent Black people the  legal right of White people.   Black people do not even have the right to defend  against the unilateral provoked attacks of many non-ally racists white people.

While,  Jewish  rights are ubiquitous and above all Gods.  Dare to speak the truth about Israel ‘s    hypocrisy, human rights violations and rumored responsibility for  911…. People who protested Charlie Hebdo were arrested.  Why?  Because they protested against a racist magazine??? How will society grow if the truth is against the law?  Or based on Israel and its bibles?

Black suspects, many victims of police violence, used by police officers for target practice.
Black suspects, many victims of police violence, used by police officers for target practice.

Why is  Anti-semitism the only form of illegal discrimination associated with lifetime sometimes fatal consequences?

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Look at Charlie Hebdo (examples of cartoons at the end of post)! The magazine is a disgusting example of abuse of the Freedom of Expression.  It’s purpose clearly to isolate,  marginalize and spur hatred as well as ridicule of  Arabs.  Why is hate language by Jews considered ‘acceptable  humor’ while  ‘criminal’ if used by others?  The same humor turned on Jews is anti-Semitism, deserving of imprisonment  and other  severe lifetime condemnation that affects all aspect of life, limb and property.   How did we get here?

Charlie Hebdo attack was no massacre! (Finger prints of  USA involvement in this attack is all over)    It  was a blip compared to the number of Palestinians murdered at the hands of Israel.  Arabs murdered in the most inhumane unimaginable  and religiously disrespectful manner, all  while their children are raped in front of them those are holocausts–massacres of the worst kind.  Children caged   by soldiers of the Israeli and American military for change, sex  or vendettas.

Why are the human rights of a magazine called Charlie Hebdo more important than the #humanrights of people?

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Why are  repeated murders legal when committed by cops?  Or white men?   Why is the criminal justice system now for profit?

Aside:  The vertical profit system of the criminal system  includes  the military,  private defense contractors, the justice system and the prosecutor’s office and many shadow private governments.  Most uncooperative  innocent people become injured or murdered victims, just to profit   from a system that is expanding exponentially.

It is now perfectly legally to murder in plain sight a person of color.  Darren Wilson’s duty and some would say his god-given ‘right’ to murder an unarmed black teenager, named Mike Brown while he was pleading for his life with hands up in the air.    Legal for then #Ferguson cop, Darren Wilson,  to fire not one shot but over six shots at #MikeBrown ensuring his death.  Legal for NYPD Danial Pantaleo to murder #EricGarner using a chokehold,in violation of NYPD policy banning chokeholds.  Eric Garner stated, “I can’t breathe.”  That did not matter to the criminal system of justice in the USA.   The man who shot the video, Ramsay Orta, behind bars awaiting trial.

The DOJ ruled it legal to murder Black men and women in the United States!  Yet one cannot say, I hate Jews!  Such a statement  is against all laws of man, nature and God! Why? Yet,  perfectly legal to murder Black and Brown folks like it was hunting season in America.

What do you think?  Are Jews superior to all others to be above the law?  Do Jews in Israel have licenses to kill similar to police officers in the USA?

Is Israel the controlling power in the United States?  Can Israel buy love  with money?  No but Israel can buy the United States of America  and they already have!

Does everyone have the right to Freedom of Speech?  What of those attacked and endangered by Charlie Hebdo?   Can people  oppose Charlie Hebdo or Zionism and not be anti-Semite? And what if they are anti-Semitic?  Are the only countries allowed to pass judgement or identify terrorists,   the USA or Israel?

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A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean_Break:_A_New_Strategy_for_Securing_the_Realm

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A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (commonly known as the “Clean Break” report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel.[1] The report explained a new approach to solving Israel‘s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”. It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and the containment of Syria by engaging in proxy warfare and highlighting their possession of “weapons of mass destruction”.

According to the report’s preamble,[1] it was written by the Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000, which was a part of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies.

Former United States Assistant Secretary of DefenseRichard Perle was the “Study Group Leader”, but the final report included ideas from Douglas Feith, James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser.[2]

 


Images from Twitter:

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Twin Towers

New Video First Plane Hit Tower 9 11 9_11 Terrorist Terror Attack World Trade Center September 11_2

 

Rumors of Israel’s involvement in 911 getting louder but the USA government continues to send Americans to fight Israel’s war and colonial policies.

911 missing links


Related Stories

1.  Revealed: Reason Why Obama didn’t attend Paris march

http://medhajnews.com/article.php?id=NTcyMQ%3D%3D

–  Evidence directly linking the USA to Charlie Hebdo attack

2.  Saudi Arabia, Free Raif Badawi

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/saudi-arabia-free-raif-badawi-flogged-blogger

3.  Suprise Suprise Rothschilds own Charlie Hebdo illuminists behind French Attack

http://countdowntozerotime.com/2015/01/19/suprise-suprise-rothschilds-own-charlie-hebdo-and-the-newspaper-the-staff-retreated-to-liberation/

4.  Paris Attack, The Illuminati, Family Rothschild and Charlie Hebdo

http://www.lionsground.com/paris-attack-illuminati-family-rothschild-charlie-hebdo/

-The Rothschilds bought the  Charlie Hebdo magazine a month before the attack; similar to the World Trade Center being brought by another prior to 911 tragedy.

5.  Zionist hand revealed: Rothschild family had purchased Charlie Hebdo in December 2014

http://medhajnews.com/article.php?id=NjAwMA==

6.  Chomsky: Paris Attacks Show Hypocrisy Of West’s Outrage

http://linkis.com/info/O4VJA

If a magazine focused on making fun of Your religion, would you find these cartoons amusing?

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Seymour Hersh: Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib Prison -Iraq | Video Documentary

Seymour Hersh: Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib Prison -Iraq | Video Documentary

From the Archive — Seymour Hersh: US has Videotapes of Boys Being Sodomized at Abu Ghraib

Seymour Hersh : The US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison

“‘The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking,’ the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was ‘a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher.’”

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On July 8, Seymour Hersh addressed the ACLU’s 2004 Membership Conference

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Introduction [1:07:40]� The truth is, it’s so ironic� the best information we may get about this election may come from a combination of The Control RoomFahrenheit 9/11, John Sayles, the nightly news from Jon Stewart if some of you watch that. At the height of the prisoner abuse stories, [Jon Stewart] had one of his mock news broadcasters say very seriously to the camera, on the Stewart show, he said, “The important thing is not that we commit torture and abuses, it’s that we’re a country that doesn’t condone torture and abuses” [laughter] � that’s a wonderful line.

And so, you start talking about failures of communication, I don’t know where we’re going to go with this, I can’t make you feel happy about where we are. We’ve got a very important election coming up, probably the most important since, what, 1860. I think it is, and there’s nothing I can say to you about any of that. �

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From the Archive — Seymour Hersh: US has Videotapes of Boys Being Sodomized at Abu Ghraib

http://www.constantinereport.com/archive-seymour-hersh-us-videotapes-boys-sodomized-abu-ghraib/


Abu Ghraib Prison – Iraq | Documentary

Published on Nov 30, 2013

The Baghdad Central Prison, formerly known as Abu Ghraib prison (Abū Ghurayb or Abu Ghuraib, or ‘Place of Ravens’) is in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city 32 km (20 mi) west of Baghdad. It was built by British contractors in the 1950s.


The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking,’ the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was ‘a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher.'”
“The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking,’ the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was ‘a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher.’”

 


 

Hersh: Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib, on tape

Original story appeared on the site Salon but is now unavailable.

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After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon’s custody more horrific than anything made public so far. “If these are released to the public, obviously it’s going to make matters worse,” Rumsfeld said. Since then, the Washington Post has disclosed some new details and images of abuse at the prison. But if Seymour Hersh is right, it all gets much worse.

Hersh gave a speech last week to the ACLU making the charge that children were sodomized in front of women in the prison, and the Pentagon has tape of it. The speech was first reported in a New York Sun story last week, which was in turn posted on Jim Romenesko’s media blog, and now EdCone.com and other blogs are linking to the video. We transcribed the critical section here (it starts at about 1:31:00 into the ACLU video.) At the start of the transcript here, you can see how Hersh was struggling over what he should say:

“Debating about it, ummm … Some of the worst things that happened you don’t know about, okay? Videos, um, there are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at Abu Ghraib … The women were passing messages out saying ‘Please come and kill me, because of what’s happened’ and basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror. It’s going to come out.”

“It’s impossible to say to yourself how did we get there? Who are we? Who are these people that sent us there? When I did My Lai I was very troubled like anybody in his right mind would be about what happened. I ended up in something I wrote saying in the end I said that the people who did the killing were as much victims as the people they killed because of the scars they had, I can tell you some of the personal stories by some of the people who were in these units witnessed this. I can also tell you written complaints were made to the highest officers and so we’re dealing with a enormous massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there and higher, and we have to get to it and we will. We will. You know there’s enough out there, they can’t (Applause). …. So it’s going to be an interesting election year.”

Notes from a similar speech Hersh gave in Chicago in June were posted on Brad DeLong’s blog. Rick Pearlstein, who watched the speech, wrote: “[Hersh] said that after he broke Abu Ghraib people are coming out of the woodwork to tell him this stuff. He said he had seen all the Abu Ghraib pictures. He said, ‘You haven’t begun to see evil…’ then trailed off. He said, ‘horrible things done to children of women prisoners, as the cameras run.’ He looked frightened.”

So, there are several questions here: Has Hersh actually seen the video he described to the ACLU, and why hasn’t he written about it yet? Will he be forced to elaborate in more public venues now that these two speeches are getting so much attention, at least in the blogosphere? And who else has seen the video, if it exists — will journalists see and report on it? did senators see these images when they had their closed-door sessions with the Abu Ghraib evidence? — and what is being done about it?

(Update: A reader brought to our attention that the rape of boys at Abu Ghraib has been mentioned in some news accounts of the prisoner abuse evidence. The Telegraph and other news organizations described “a videotape, apparently made by US personnel, is said to show Iraqi guards raping young boys.” The Guardian reported “formal statements by inmates published yesterday describe horrific treatment at the hands of guards, including the rape of a teenage Iraqi boy by an army translator.”)

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.
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 Images of USA  Torture Techniques in Iraq

his image of a prisoner, Ali Shallal al-Qaisi, being tortured has become internationally famous, eventually making it onto the cover of The Economist (see "Media Coverage" below)
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How To Browse The Web Anonymously?

How To Browse The Web Anonymously?

The USA government knows more about our associations, habits and online  searches  than we suspect.  Our data is stored indefinitely and as Snowden  showed  is used as currency to control citizens, particularly, those with opposing ideologies such as  activists as well as to predict future “terrorists”  or “insurgents” by violating human rights  and constitutional rights.

The American government now asks that we, the people, spy on each other at work and at home in the name of the government’s national security.

Extra precautions are necessary to circumvent government intrusion into our private lives  through mass surveillance, collection and storage.   Government  collection (on all citizens) of data is rarely used to better serve society or disclose the truth,  but rather used to control individuals and groups –domestic and foreign.  Vulnerable citizens driven to fanaticism by the CIA program of counterinsurgency are used to execute government directed unlawful assassinations of innocent people exercising their inalienable rights to Freedom of Speech .

The following several videos will introduce readers to the TOR network where citizens can browse the net freely from the prying eyes of government.

Glenn Greenwald’s Ted talks on Why Privacy Matters is an excellent introduction to why you should consider using TOR to browse the internet.

Why Privacy Matters?

Inside The Dark Web – Documentary

Tor is slow

Published on Nov 8, 2014
Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people’s every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it’s leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes.

With contributors including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.


Jacob Appelbaum_ Free software for freedom, surveillance and you


The Tor Network [30c3] by Jacob Applebaum


The Hidden Internet – Exploring The Deep Web


 

 

Afraid Of the Truth USA Politicians Urge Assassinations

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Exclusive_ DN! Goes Inside Assange’s Embassy Refuge to Talk WikiLeaks, Snowden and Winning Freedom

Assassinating Assange

USA Politician openly endorsing assassination and asking the American public to commit a crime by assassinating Mr Assange for disclosing publishing the truth.

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***A must see if you haven’t already

Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies [Full Documentary]

Published on May 12, 2013

A well made documentary full of information about the origins of Wikileaks and the steps they take to release classified documents to the masses. –
Julian Assange stunned the world when he leaked more than 90,000 war files, and he isn’t showing signs of stopping threatening to release a further 15,000 reports, his message is clear “stay tuned”..

This video is outstanding.


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http://www.medhajnews.com/article.php?id=NTE1OA==

U.N. Criticizes U.S. on Torture, Police Practices, Immigration Detention

https://www.aclu.org/human-rights/un-criticizes-us-torture-police-practices-immigration-detention

NAACP Colorado Springs Building Bombed | NAACP Game Changer Case Against Darren Wilson

NAACP Colorado Springs Building Bombed | NAACP Game Changer Case Against Darren Wilson

Scene in Colorado Springs after homemade bomb explodes in front of NAACP
Scene in Colorado Springs after homemade bomb explodes in front of NAACP

Bomb explodes outside NAACP building in Colorado Springs

 

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) – A homemade bomb exploded outside the offices of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP civil rights group on Tuesday, authorities said, but a gasoline can placed next to the device failed to detonate and no injuries were reported.

An “improvised explosive device” was set off against an exterior wall of the NAACP building, the FBI’s Denver field office said in a statement.

“A gasoline can had been placed adjacent to the device, however, the contents of the can did not ignite upon explosion”, the statement said. (1)

NAACP Bombing

The explosion occurred around 10:45 mountain time on South El Paso Street in Colorado Springs.

A spokesperson for the FBI in Denver said, no one was injured .

A man aged about 40 is a person of interest in the investigation. He may be driving a 2000 or older-model dirty white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark-colored bed liner, an open tailgate and a missing or covered license plate.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating the case, according to Christopher Amon, acting spokesman for the agency’s Denver office. (2)   reported by  James Queally and Kurtis Lee of Los Angeles Times, Nation Now.

 Sherrilyn Ifill

Coincidentally, yesterday,  on January 6, 2015, it was reported that Sherrilyn Ifill on behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed an open letter in  Missouri Circuit Court  to Judge McShane requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate Darren Wilson.

The NAACP discovered a clause in Missouri law that allowed a Missouri Circuit Court Judge the power to appoint a Special Prosecutor in cases where there is no indictment and prosecutorial misconduct is alleged.

Sandy McElroy, a key witness used by the prosecutors to defend Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown, did not witness Michael Brown’s murder nor was she at the scene of the crime. However, Missouri prosecutors, namely Bob McCulloch, called this witness twice and encouraged her to bring physical evidence where she perjured herself over 100 times.

Bob McCulloch,  as you recalled, requested a secret grand jury to determine whether to arrest Darren Wilson for the  murder of  an unarmed teen named Michael Brown, who had his hands in the air at the time of the murder.  During the SECRET proceedings,   statements from witnesses for Mike Brown were dismissed and deemed irrelevant.

However, since the verdict last month, two of Mike Brown witnesses were murdered under suspicious circumstances.  In addition,  Ferguson PD refused to respond to calls of suspicious activities of armed men  threatening violence.  The Police Department response to several calls from concerned citizens could have averted the murders or rather the execution of witnesses.

Murdered witnesses for #MikeBrown, dereliction of duty by the Ferguson Police Department  and  evidence of mistrial were not reported by mainstream media.    ( #Censorship through government sponsored media.)

Prosecutorial misconduct noted after the verdict and murders when allegations of witnesses tampering surfaced, involving  Missouri prosecutor, Bob McCulloch.  Prosecutor Bob McCulloch knowingly used statements of people like Sandy McElroy, as star witnesses  as he instructed jurors to give Ms McElroy statements  and other like her more credibility than witnesses for Michael Brown. #MikeBrown

Of importance and possibly pivotal to the bombing in Colorado Spring Chapter of the NAACP were revelations of closely knit bonds and solidarity between USA police departments, particularly in Missouri,  and the KKK. The KKK came out in force, successfully raising money to support Darren Wilson,  whose finance is a KKK member.  The KKK aggressively threatened protestors with physical harm, infiltrated the protestors and instigated many of the “looting”  widely attributed to the Ferguson protestors by mainstream media.   #Retaliation

At this time, details of the bombing are sparse while  reporting from mainstream media is at best   biased.  However, Twitter is abuzz and alternative media sources including blogs become major sources of real news about injustices.   #NAACPBombing.

Details on the person of interest:

  1. A 40 year old ? white male

  2. Driving dirty white pick-up truck

  3. Truck has a dark-colored liner

  4. An open tailgate

  5. Missing or Covered License Plate

References:

1.  Bomb explodes outside NAACP building in Colorado Springs

http://news.yahoo.com/bomb-explodes-outside-naacp-building-colorado-springs-013649480.html;_ylt=AwrBT.ShR61UfA8Aw6tXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMG04Z2o2BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?.tsrc=attcf

2. Explosion outside NAACP in Colorado deliberate, FBI says

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-explosion-rocks-naacp-building-in-colorado-20150106-story.html

 

3.  NAACP Legal Defense Fund files a potential game changer in the case against Darren Wilson

http://medhajnews.com/article.php?id=NTIxMQ==

4.  Anonymous Claims to Have Evidence Directly Connecting Darren Wilson & Ferguson PD to KKK

Revised on 1/09/2015

 

A Bird’s Eye View Of Torture and Human Rights | Ron Paul Lying is Not Patriotic

FBI- CIA torture report may spark terror threat, wonder why?  Look at what the USA and Israel have done to the international community and at home!

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U.N. Criticizes U.S. on Torture, Police Practices, Immigration Detention

“The Obama administration needs to match its rhetoric with actions by supporting full accountability for torture,” said American Civil Liberties Union Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dakwar, who attended the two-day review in Geneva. “As a start, that means allowing the release of the Senate’s torture report summary without redactions that would defeat report’s primary purpose, which is to expose the full extent of government abuse. It also means ensuring a top-to-bottom criminal investigation of the torture that occurred.”

On criminal justice issues, the committee harshly criticized the extensive use of solitary confinement in the United States and called for extensive reforms including banning its use for certain categories of prisoners, such as juveniles and pregnant women. The report also found that too often, police in the U.S. are unaccountable for pervasive racial profiling and use of excessive and lethal force, especially against people of color. Along the same lines, the report decried the growing militarization of policing, spurred by federal programs funding military equipment for local police.

“This report – along with the voices of Americans protesting around the country this week – is a wake-up call for police who think they can act with impunity,” said Dakwar. “It’s time for systemic policing reforms and effective oversight that make sure law enforcement agencies treat all citizens with equal respect and hold officers accountable when they cross the line.”

https://www.aclu.org/human-rights/un-criticizes-us-torture-police-practices-immigration-detention

 

Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

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At a Glance

Write a letter, help Chelsea get released

Please urge President Barack Obama to immediately release Chelsea Manning; to investigate any serious abuses she exposed, and protect people who reveal information that is in the public interest instead of charging them.

Start your message “Dear President Obama” and send it to: President Barack Obama The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20500, USA Twitter: @BarackObama @WhiteHouse

Take action online.

Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified US government documents to the website WikiLeaks. From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea tells us why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Why did you decide to leak documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?  

These documents were important because they relate to two connected counter-insurgency conflicts in real-time from the ground. Humanity has never had this complete and detailed a record of what modern warfare actually looks like. Once you realize that the co-ordinates represent a real place where people live; that the dates happened in our recent history; that the numbers are actually human lives – with all the love, hope, dreams, hatred, fear, and nightmares that come with them – then it’s difficult to ever forget how important these documents are.

What did you think the consequences might be for you personally?

In 2010, I was a lot younger. The consequences felt very vague. I expected the worst possible outcome, but I didn’t have a strong sense of what that might entail. But I expected to be demonized and have every moment of my life examined and analyzed for every single possible screw-up that I’ve ever made – every flaw and blemish – and to have them used against me in the court of public opinion. I was especially afraid that my gender identity would be used against me.

 

https://www.amnesty.org/en/news/chelsea-manning-why-speaking-out-worth-risk-2014-12-16


FBI- CIA torture report may spark terror threat

CIA: A Study of Assassination (1953)

http://leaksource.info/2014/12/18/cia-a-study-of-assassination-1953/

The AssassinCIA: A Study of Assassination

NSA releases 12 years of damaging oversight reports on Christmas Eve

The reports are heavily redacted but include details of intentional and unintentional misuse of the NSA’s signals intelligence gathering systems.

The reports detail unauthorized signals intelligence gathering that included data about U.S. citizens, unauthorized personnel using the intelligence gathering systems and abuses of the NSA’s spying tools for personal use. NSA signals intelligence includes phone call metadata gathered through the NSA’s links to telecommunications companies, as well as much more granular communications scooped up by the agency’s electronic spy network. There are also several references to employees failing to complete required “refresher” training on signals intelligence systems.

In many instances, NSA employees ran poorly constructed or unauthorized queries in the NSA systems, and ended up gathering data on U.S. citizens or unintended targets.

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/nsa-releases-12-years-surveillance-oversight-reports-christmas-eve/

 

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NH Denied My Son Human Rights |The Logan Symposium 2014, Julian Assange’s speech.

Our objective is complete freedom, justice and equality by any means necessary. – Malcolm X

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What is the Bill of Rights?

In 1789, James Madison proposed inserting language in the Constitution that limited the power of Congress.   At that time, fear of powerful governments restricting personal freedoms motivated amendments to the constitution. Our government was a Republic government with three separate branches of government that no longer represent American values. Instead the government has its own agenda, hidden from the American public in the interest of its own national security. The Bill of Rights was ratified to reinforce individual freedoms not explicitly expressed in the Constitution.

What is the difference between a republic government with a constitution versus a democratic government? Look it up…you will be surprised. 

In a Republic, the majority cannot enact laws that restrict inalienable rights protected by the Constitution. A Democratic government is a zero sum process where the majority takes all and minorities have no voice.  Unlike a Republic government where inalienable rights stated in the  Constitution protect minorities and the majority –all people. In addition,  International laws (and God, for we are born with inalienable rights) make those rights inseparable from humanity.  Rights that protect each individual’s right to live in peace, freedom and the pursuit of happiness without government or other individuals infringing on those rights.

An Arrest Warrant Served As Evidence in NH

As I revisited the Bill of Rights, I realized how seriously my son’s rights were violated by the State of New Hampshire. He was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15+ year old (in February of 2014) who exposed her naked body to him as per public defender. I gather they met on a site for kids 17 years and older. Ironic,  in less than a year, that same alleged victim can have sex with legal sex with my son or a 90 year old  man. And in many parts of the world, girls marry as young as 13 years old– cultural freedom, not rape.

BTW, thirteen-year-old kids have sex today and thanks to President Clinton these kids do not consider oral sex as sex. A law meant to protect children from mature adults now harms children and spares child molesters. Do laws make people lose common sense? Or is there selective enforcement of laws?

One other point, the hippo-campal (controls learning and memory) region reaches maturity at about age 18 while the pre-frontal cortex which controls impulse matures  around age 25-30 years old.  Draconian laws enacted to trap and punish kids who are friends and are learning to control their natural impulses, such as exposing ones’ body.

Arrest Warrant Was Hearsay

The arrest warrant read like a sordid sex fantasy, riddled with lust, inaccuracies and fabrications. The hasty lack of investigation appeared retaliatory, issued by the Merrimack Police Department written by Detective Jim Stone of Nashua Police.  Without  signed statements, the warrant was a fictional fantasy of detectives that was disturbingly sick. Perhaps there was such a case in the past.

  1. My son had no prior arrest, none for rape yet the warrant stated he had.
  2. The narrative written by officers from Nashua PD, who crossed state lines into Massachusetts to interrogate my son at Dean College (his first semester), was false. Perjury is routinely used by government officials to imprison ordinary folks who are prosecuted for speaking the  truth.
  3.  Nashua detective, Jim Stone wrote an erotic and very detailed story version that given the racial difference was meant to evoke hidden biases and prejudices.   And it did and taught my son about friends and people.  The tale told in the arrest warrant focused solely on an alleged incident where there was no arrest or complaints. Why was it the centerpiece of the warrant? It was hearsay.

RULES OF EVIDENCE

ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY

Rule 801. Definitions

The following definitions apply under this article:

(a) Statement. A “statement” is (1) an oral or written assertion or (2) nonverbal conduct of a person, if it is intended by the person as an assertion.

(b) Declarant. A “declarant” is a person who makes a statement.

(c) Hearsay. “Hearsay” is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.

(d) Statements which are not hearsay. A statement is not hearsay if –

(1) Prior statement by witness. The declarant testifies at the trial or hearing and is subject to cross-examination concerning the statement, and the statement is (A) inconsistent with the declarant’s testimony, and was given under oath subject to the penalty or perjury at a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, or in a deposition, or (B) consistent with the declarant’s testimony and is offered to rebut an express or implied charge against the declarant of recent fabrication or improper influence or motive, or (C) one of identification of a person made after perceiving him or her; or

(2) Admission by party-opponent. The statement is offered against a party and is (A) the party’s own statement, in either an individual or a representative capacity or (B) a statement of which the party has manifested adoption or belief in its truth, or (C) a statement by a person authorized by the party to make a statement concerning the subject, or (D) a statement by the party’s agent or servant concerning a matter within the scope of the party’s agency or employment, made during the existence of the relationship, or (E) a statement by a coconspirator of a party during the course and in furtherance of the conspiracy.

RULES OF EVIDENCE

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/rules/evid/evid-801.htm

ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY

Rule 802. Hearsay

Hearsay is not admissible except as provided by these rules or by other rules prescribed by the Supreme Court pursuant to statutory authority.

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 Model Charge: Burden Of Proof Presumption Of Innocence, Reasonable Doubt

In State v. Wentworth, 118 N.H. 832, 395 A.2d 858 (1978), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire prescribed a model charge, which is set out below, for use by trial judges in their instructions to the jury on the issue of reasonable doubt. The charge was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Tsoumas v. State of New Hampshire, 611 F.2d 412 (1980). In State v. Aubert, 120 N.H. 634, 421 A.2d 124 (1980), the New Hampshire Supreme Court, in reversing a conviction on the basis of an improper reasonable doubt charge, indicated that trial judges should not depart from the model charge set forth in State v. Wentworth.

BURDEN OF PROOF,
PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE, REASONABLE DOUBT

Under our constitutions, all defendants in criminal cases are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proving guilt is entirely on the State. The defendant does not have to prove his innocence. The defendant enters this courtroom as an innocent person, and you must consider him to be an innocent person until the State convinces you beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of every element of the alleged offense. If, after all the evidence and arguments, you have a reasonable doubt as to defendant’s having committed any one or more of the elements of the offense, then you must find him not guilty.

A “reasonable doubt” is just what the words would ordinarily imply. The use of the word “reasonable” means simply that the doubt must be reasonable rather than unreasonable; it must be a doubt based on reason. It is not a frivolous or fanciful doubt, nor is it one that can easily be explained away. Rather, it is such a doubt based upon reason as remains after consideration of all the evidence that the State has offered against it. The test you must use is this: If you have a reasonable doubt as to whether the State has proved any one or more of the elements of the crime charged, you must find the defendant not guilty. However, if you find that the State has proved all of the elements of the offense charged beyond a reasonable doubt, you should find the defendant guilty.

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/rules/misc/misc-1.htm

My Son’s Background

My son’s medical history was ignored.  I was told it may affect sentencing.  The detectives never questioned my son.

  1. My son has a well-documented history of developmental delay which included growth hormone deficiency. His mental age is that of a very young teen. In order to help him develop rules I told him to avoid all girls in High Schools.
  2. NH school system with readiness and athletes taking an extra year of eligibility, at any grade level  children with age ranges of  2-3 years interact.

What happened?

  1. In February of 2014, my son was accused of sex with a minor girl. Less than 2 days after the alleged incident, he was arrested without questioning. The presumption of innocence was not afforded to him neither was his side of the interaction relevant to Detective, Jim Sullivan of Merrimack Police Department.
  2. The alleged minor, who exposed herself, was not examined nor did she receive rape counseling as required by state law and medical care for rape victims.

Rape is traumatic for anyone especially for minors. Why did the alleged victim not receive supportive counseling and healthcare after the alleged non-forcible rape that sent my son to jail and now put his future as a  young Black male at risk (to be more accurate his is half Black and half Irish White)

Malicious Prosecution?

  1. A physical and mental examination, essentially evidence  were not collected. Protection of the victim’s health and mental status irrelevant.  Moreover, my son who was now not in college and lived with me in NH never interrogated.  He was simply arrested in less than 48 hours.
  2. Again, the alleged minor received no known medical care to prevent STDs, HIV or pregnancy. The detectives provided no evidence of a rape except a  warrant that predated the alleged incident and replete with fabrications and veiled prejudicial statements signed only by the detectives and approved by Judge Moore.
  3. Both the girl and my son were victims in a sting originating at Tufts Medical Center legal team, IMO.

Finally, as previously mentioned the warrant predated the alleged incident. The Dates hand-written three times and signed by Judge Paul Moore and Detective Jim Sullivan.  How can a warrant predate the alleged incident? Unless it was preplanned???

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

My son received no medical evaluation  despite his history of mental illness and suicide attempts.  A child developmentally delayed  with a high risk history was denied mental treatment.   His psychologist was not even allowed to visit and my son received none of his medications. I believe the State of NH, hoped to create a case while he was in prison.

My son was on suicide precautions without psychiatric evaluation. That is called malpractice in medicine.

Predated Warrant and Excessive Bail

Just an error, the court and lawyers said, coupled with false warrant filled with fabrications  of a sex fantasy signed only by the arresting detectives and Judge Paul Moore  was the “legal” tool  used to subject my son to cruel and unusual punishment by making the bail unaffordable.   $50,000 cash for a first offense is arbitrarily high.

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Judge Moore Forgot The Eighth Amendment Protects All citizens from excessive bail as well as cruel and unusual punishment.  Or does the Eighth Amendment no longer apply?

Why was my son not afforded equal rights under the constitution? Why was his statement irrelevant?


(Curiously, his arrest coincided with  an MCAD (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination)  appeal with minor victory against Tufts Medical Center’s high-powered lawyer at Littler Mendelson.)

Case Dismissed Without Impunity

My son’s case dismissed without impunity puts his future at risk particularly since he was denied inalienable rights protected by the Constitution.

A court date is set for January 12, to have the case expunged.  BTW, The State of NH earned money from this arrest.  The court room was the only place I ever saw more than 2 or 3 black people in one room in the State of NH.

Call to Action:  Contact the State of New Hampshire Legislatures and the Attorney General To Demand The Case be Expunged,  Law Enforcement and the Justice Department Held Accountable and  NH awards my son  for Damages due to Malicious Persecution and Human Rights Violation.

This has to STOP!

 Attorney General
33 Capitol St,
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 271-3658

http://www.nh.gov/

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. – Malcolm X

Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.  – MLK


#Maliciousprosecution, #falsearrest and #falseimprisonment #humanrights violation as well as violation of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments and ignoring the State law requirements to protect the health of victims. What do you think?
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The Logan Symposium 2014, Julian Assange’s speech.


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

4. The Entire System of Policing must be Torn Down and Rebuilt to End White Supremacy in our local Police Departments

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3abc6b801b21f0970ada48643&id=63e9845747

5. Texas Judge resigns after being caught texting instructions to prosecutors to help win convictions

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/65069957264/texas-judge-resigns-after-being-caught-texting

6. State Constitution NH

http://www.nh.gov/constitution/constitution.html

7. RULES OF EVIDENCE NH

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/rules/evid/index.htm

8.  STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC

AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

http://www.doj.nh.gov/criminal/victim-assistance/documents/sexual-assault-protocol.pdf

9. Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

http://www.pkhope.com/injustice-anywhere-is-a-threat-to-justice-everywhere/

10. National policing crisis calls for national action

http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/federalpolicingreforms/?t=4&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

1. “Mike Brown’s shooting and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common. It’s time for America to own up,” The Guardian 08-25-14
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/3985?t=7&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

2. “Justice Dept. opens civil rights inquiry of Ferguson police,” LA Times 09-04-2014
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/3979?t=9&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

3. “Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year,” FiveThirtyEight Politics 08-19-14
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/3983?t=11&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

4. “Stop and Seize,” Washington Post 09-06-14
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/3984?t=13&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

5. “Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General,” NPR 09-25-14
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/3992?t=15&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R

6. “Join us in Ferguson for a national mobilization,” ColorOfChange
http://act.colorofchange.org/signup/nationalmobilization/?t=17&akid=3720.1816585.KuvX3R


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USA Bill of Rights

First Amendment to the Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[71]

The First Amendment prohibits the making of any law that abridges freedom of speech or of the press.  It makes clear the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for redress of grievances

 Second Amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.[71]

The Second Amendment PROTECTS the right to keep and bear arms!

 Third Amendment:

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.[71]

Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.[71]

PROTECTS against unreasonable searches and seizures as well as mandating a  judicially sanctioned  warrant supported by probable cause.  In addition, it mandates  the evidence obtained illegally cannot be introduced into a criminal trial.    (NH did this with my son)

Fifth  Amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.[71]

The Fifth Amendment PROTECTS against self-incrimination and double jeopardy.   It also guarantees the rights to due process and compensation for the seizure of private property under eminent domain.

Sixth Amendment:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.[71]

Seventh Amendment:

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.[71]

GUARANTEES  jury trials in Federal civil cases and prohibits judges from overruling  the juries decision in federal civil trials.

Eighth Amendment:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.[71]

The eighth amendment forbids excessive bails or fines as well as cruel and unusual punishment.

The Court has also found that some poor prison conditions constitute cruel and unusual punishment, as in Estelle v. Gamble (1976).[92]

Ninth Amendment:

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.[71]

The ninth Amendment makes clear that all individual rights not listed in the constitution or the Bill of Rights cannot be taken away or used by the federal government to increase its powers.   It cites  and PROTECTS the right to privacy

Tenth Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Tenth Amendment  preserves the separation of powers.   Reinforced the powers granted the Federal government by the Constitution and preserves the  authority  of states in all other matters.

A Dystopian Nation | A Conversation With Edward Snowden

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.
– Malcolm X

Introduction

The USA’s disdain for human rights (domestically and abroad) complements the epidemic of police brutality that killed and imprisoned hundreds of thousands of citizens belonging to Communities of Color all over the country/world. Time to reflect on the dreams of a young nation, built on violence and brutality of slavery as well as colonization that displaced Native Americans.  A nation regarded by the international community as the global leader and defender of human rights.

The Founding Fathers lofty aspirations for the Constitution amended with a Bill of Rights to protect ordinary citizens from the   abusive powers and tyranny of government never materialized.  Today the Constitution is a relic of history. Long forgotten aspirations of a Republic Nation now with dystopian policies domestically and internationally:  Exceptionalism protected by secrecy and geopolitical relationships rooted in fear.

In the USA,  not ALL  citizens  are born with inalienable or natural rights, only  the élite and their minions.  Excluded from these rights are members belonging to communities of color,  people with mental illness, developmental delays, disabilities, the homeless and poor people.

Government spying or surveillance strategies indiscriminately collect and store information in large databases.   This information is then used to identify “terrorists”  and also for personal much vendettas disguised as national security threats.

Chelsea (Bradley) Manning and Edward Snowden demonstrated  USA classified information can readily be accessed by any government employee, special clearances clearly not required.

How  is data manipulated (modified, deleted, updated and created)?

The New Censorship

Technology and the Internet changed the mechanics of censorship. Indefinite detentions, labels, rapes, and government sponsored media  now control the flow of information in the USA.   Dissemination  of intentional misinformation now a tool to add complexity, confusion and fear in ethnic groups; plus keep “insurgent” groups (such as protestors) chronically stressed and in fear.  Create fear that inevitably leads to paranoid and fanaticism , especially with drones incessantly roaming the air above,  then lure a few fanatics  to assassinate the high value targets to completely destroy the spirit of their humanity while simultaneously demonizing these “insurgent” victims  of targeted USA intelligence,  gathered through illegal mass surveillance.  The same surveillance that provide classified information about WMDs in Iraq.

Welcome to Information Censorship USA!

The Patriot Act essentially negated the constitution rendered it  irrelevant. The Patriot Act  paved the way for the  USA Government to invade other  nations  with  perceived unfavorable geopolitical ideologies in the name of preserving life and liberty.  Created a new form of war called Information War.  Access to the truth  limited and against the law being replaced by  the new censorship.  #Snowden #Manning #Assange

Marketing  facilitated by mass surveillance and storage, the government knows what makes each of us tick.

Five percent of the world’s population consumed over 60% of the world’s resources. Such consumption is not sustainable, particularly when unabated. That five percent is us Americans in the USA.

Pockets of genocide and ethnic cleansing ubiquitous, kept in secret but not really;  traditional mainstream media  knew,  high level politicians also knew, including  the past and present Presidents.    Thank You  Wikileaks  for publishing the truth.   The depravity,  lack or integrity and contempt for human rights continued under President Obama.

Some brave  men and women risked their freedom to unshackle  the vulnerable and marginalized people and nations of this earth.  USA counterinsurgency strategies involved an Assassination Programme for  high value targets.  The definition of high value targets could be anyone who exercised her  first amendment rights.    Awareness of the Assassination programs that targeted heads of government and ordinary citizens,  managed under the cloak of national security threats and the necessity for more secrets to protect against USA  generated “terrorists.”

Whistle blowers considered national security threats , marginalized  and forgotten in time.  In the meantime,  efforts underway to manipulate ordinary Americans into becoming government spies by PREDICTING potential terrorists,  even those masquerading as toddlers.

(Anti-terror plan to spy on toddlers ‘is heavy-handed’ )

As per USA, human rights abuses are necessary evils for the USA governments’ national security and world domination.  Americans truly believe their survival is more important than the earth itself and the rest of humanity. American lives matter more than the lives of Europeans, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs and Africans.

Clever selection of insiders’ executed assassinations to point the blame away from the USA.  All this was necessary to maintain USA Exceptionalism  that created and  managed ideological wars for resource,  political and social currency.

We chose the path  of repression and oppression through secrecy  with contempt for human rights. Many in America ‘can’t breathe’ as the government races to create a dystopian society rife with corruption,  irreparable psychological damage, death of cultures, nations, and  ethnic diversity.

A new world of Americans trained to spy on each other in the interest of national security (preserving the status quo world order). The truth now outlawed by the Patriot Act.

The USA and Israel threaten global stability and any hope of peace. War profitable, making money for the USA and land for Israel.

Wars dehumanized,  innocent civilians murdered for sport or bragging rights replete with  labels to rationalize the culture of torture and human depravity festering in government   A penal nation of arms dealers, drug dealers, assassins, and liars now define the USA.

I do not want this future.  I chose humanity over patriotism! Do the right thing USA:  Tell the TRUTH!

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
– Malcolm X

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HOPE X_ A Conversation with Edward Snowden

 

 


Related Information:

1. The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty

http://www.justice.gov/archive/ll/highlights.htm

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2.  World of spycraft: NSA and CIA spied in online games

http://medhajnews.com/article.php?id=NTA4Mg==

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe, according to newly disclosed classified documents.

Fearing that terrorist or criminal networks could use the games to communicate secretly, move money or plot attacks, the documents show, intelligence operatives have entered terrain populated by digital avatars that include elves, gnomes and supermodels.

 

 3.  Anti-terror plan to spy on toddlers ‘is heavy-handed’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11323558/Anti-terror-plan-to-spy-on-toddlers-is-heavy-handed.html

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

What if I focused on being true to myself?

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What if I focused on being true to myself? This does not preclude the ability to improve.

Society is loaded with decorum, rules, masks, etiquette, etc. It is all so confusing, stressful, and very easy to lose one’s self in a role. Can’t we trust our intuitive nature? Don’t these acting roles keep us in the proverbial box? Finally, who are the writers of these scripted roles?

Perhaps, I do not fully understand.

Dangerous and Harmful Medical Care at Tufts Medical Center ED | Revised 01/03/2015

Have you ever tweeted a story? I am going to try to tweet my 17 hours stay at Tufts Medical Center. The link will take you to my tweets #aAngryBlackLady

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Dangerous and Harmful Medical Care at Tufts Medical Center ED

This is my story! My story about how multi-factorial –—age, race, ethnicity, gender, perceived alcoholism. perceived mental disorder, disability and racism resulted in discrimination and malpractice at Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department.

Data received from Tuft’s attorney exempt from public disclosure is shown. I received nothing from the court nor did I sign any form agreeing to such terms; I do not feel bounded by them. Moreover, why should their employees be protected and not me? I received my medical records with the names of the providers responsible for my lack of care in the ED redacted (crossed-out). Why? Clearly, they had reason to hide their names.

They LIED, and I did not know their identities until a month before an appeal hearing with MCAD. The crew who laughed mockingly at me knew all my identifiers and I was not allowed to know the names of the people who abused me in the ED at Tuft Medical Center.

Are health care providers not required to show their identity ? Tufts Patient Bill of Rights stated clearly all employees are required to identify themselves. Why was my medical records redacted to conceal the names of my medical providers?

Conflicting Stories Between Boston EMS and Tufts Medical Center ED

The EMS run sheet is available below. EMS documentation directly conflicts Tufts Medical Center ED.

EMS obtained a history and performed a physical without difficulty. Yet Tufts Medical Center ED so-called professionals was unable. The doctor and the nurse all lied stating they could not obtain a history because I was allegedly “uncooperative.” Then went on to fabricate the usual black stereotype history without knowing anything about me; based solely on my color, gender, age, disability, medications and the fact that I stated I had a glass of wine which meant I was an alcoholic.


An Aside:

At no point in any corespondence did Tufts staff or any representative acknowledge or address me by my title, DR. I worked over 20 years in the EDs. MY CV enclosed. Also, in Littler’s (Tufts Medical Center Attorney) letter, I am not addressed or recognized as a physician. As a matter of fact, the crew in the ED became sadistic when I finally told them I was ER physician and hoped it would stop the brutality, but it did not.


 

The LIE Exposed

Littler Document

Tufts Medical Center sworn legal documents state I was “shouting” racial slang. How could I shout with shattered fractures on both sides of my jaw plus a dislocated of of my TMJ as well as a bleeding chin laceration.

Also, note that I am described as uncooperative, unruly, and belligerent. This is inconsistent with the ability to start a hep lock after multiple sticks, draw at least 5-6 tubes of blood including a type and cross-match for urgent surgery. Then send me to radiology where I was alone with the tech who performed a Head CT, a C-Spine, and facial films without sedation or difficulty. This is Impossible without sedation or restraints.

There are other contradictory statements by Tufts Medical Center, none supported by EVIDENCE–a fact ignored by the State of MA, represented by MCAD. More disturbing are the conflicts of interest and the lack of documentation or any investigation with a decision of insufficient evidence.

Had a full medical evaluation been performed in the ED as is routinely done, an admission to telemetry for syncope along with an EKG and a physical exam with a history would have detected my fatigue that day and recent onset of palpitations. However the crew laughed when I tried to provide that history. Then ignored me completely by leaving me alone without addressing my pain or wound.

Had I received appropriate care, a second admission would have been spared: A hypertensive encephalopathy with right sided weakness and aphasia. Even asimple discharge instructions could have averted this second admission which left me with residual symptoms. Discharge instructions that included holding medications until PCP follow up, blood pressure monitoring and communication with my PCP or neurologist at MGH.

I received none of that. I experienced why minority women regardless of education or status have higher infancy death rates than all of women despite social class.

 

#discrimination #malpractice #patientsafety #civilrights #patients #hospitals #physicians

Littler Document

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Related Articles:

Crane_CV_for WP  Curriculum Vitae for me

WHICH CHART IS MY REAL CHART? https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/16/which-chart-is-my-real-chart/

MY MCAD HEARING TODAY https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/21/my-mcad-hearing-today/

LIES AND PERJURY: THE LITTLER DOCUMENT https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/23/lies-and-perjury-the-littler-document/

 

Link will take you to my twitter feeds — start on October 31, 2013 (bottom up).

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EMS run sheet: note bleeding and possible loss of consciousness Note no mention of being uncooperative. I walked from my apartment to the gurney outside the building. Also note the low blood sugar in the 50’s

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Interesting, I could shout profanities with bilateral open fractures as well as a TMJ dislocation , all pointing to significant head trauma despite a normal CT scan and MRI. I could not open my mouth, they couldn’t understand why, they figured I must be drunk and abusing my medications. No one entertained any other diagnoses. No one re-evaluated me during my 17-hour stay at the Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department. And I do not care what documents they forge or conjure! But no one sees this but me…

They ignored me and when they didn’t, they laughed and made fun of me. Unfortunately I could not identify the nurses nor the incompetent Indian doctor in a line up. But their names are finally available to me after attempts by Tufts to deny me full medical records despite repeated request. After over year late, I received another record that was different from the first medical record as well as not inclusive of the first medical record. The following link is a video of me showing the difference in medical records. https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/16/which-chart-is-my-real-chart/

A power point will follow later next week along with more information on Littler’s relationship with senior management at MCAD.

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas, wishing you a wonderful day, especially families who lost loved ones because of human cruelty and violence.

The year 2014 was the year Of awareness: Awareness of police violence and the American government’s disdain for human rights. A year where I went from being a proud American to person ashamed of her country and its people.

To communities of color including Palestinians, we will create a new world devoid of those blind to justice.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

#AllLivesMatter

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MO Cop Murder Another Black Teen NO Resuscitation

MO Cop Murder Another Black Teen NO Resuscitation

BERKELEY, Mo At about 11:15pm on 12/23/2014,  A St. Louis County police  shot and killed  18 year old Antonio Martin.   He is now a hashtag #AntonioMartin.

Details unclear:  Police claim Mr Martin was armed and witnesses dispute police claim. The number of shots fired unclear.

Noteworthy:   #AntonioMartin was still breathing and alive for at least 30 minutes after he was shot.  No CPR or Advanced Life Support performed.

Protocols for First Responders  not followed, basic CPR not performed.

Medical protocols for resuscitation ignored,  a major problem for  the 911 system in delivering emergency health care to all Americans.  An 18 year old allowed to die without efforts to resuscitate by First Responders.

Justice broken  as well as the system of  healthcare delivery and  police without signs of remorse.

Tamper proof 24/7 cameras to protect all parties, shed light on the truth and bridge the widening distrust among Americans for the police and media.  Cameras are less costly than bullets and lives.

 


Dead. Killed By Police. STL

  • Mike Brown (8.9.14)
  • Kajieme Powell (8.19.14)
  • VonDerrit Myers (10.8.14)
  • Antonio Martin (12.23.14)

 

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In the meantime,  a Buffalo police gropes a young man’s genitals during a search for marijuana.

 

On Twitter:  Police Officers very vocal in their feeling of Black people.

Can Americans trust this cop and others like him to serve and protect  ALL citizens?

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More Articles on This Story:

1.  CCTV shows moment black teen, 18, appears to raise and point gun at a St Louis cop who was responding to reports of theft at a gas station – just three miles from Michael Brown was killed

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2886025/Black-teenager-shot-dead-police-close-scene-Michael-Brown-killed-Ferguson-Missouri.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

2.  Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager’s death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/antonio-martin-18-shot-dead-by-police-on-gas-station-forecourt-two-miles-from-ferguson-9943784.html

3.  Antonio Martin, Black Teenager, Fatally Shot By Police 2 Miles From Ferguson

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/24/antonio-martin-police-shooting_n_6376210.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

4.  Police release video of Mo. officer shooting of armed man

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/24/man-shot-killed-berkeley/20849045/

5.  18-Year Old Shot Dead By Police In Berkeley, MO

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/12/18-year-old-shot-dead-police-berkeley-mo

A Government Unwilling to Listen

The best fortress which a prince can possess is the affection of his people.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


Hence it comes that all armed prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed prophets have been destroyed.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


The end of the republic is to enervate and to weaken all other bodies so as to increase its own body.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


Good order and discipline in an army are more to be depended upon than ferocity.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

-Niccolo Machiavelli


Nothing is of greater importance in time of war than in knowing how to make the best use of a fair opportunity when it is offered.

-Niccolo Machiavelli


when neither their property nor honour is touched, the majority of men live content,…
-Niccolo Machiavelli


#TortureReport #HighValueTargets and #AssassinationProgramm

We live in a Machiavellian country.

Machiavellian – to use knowledge for evil.

 

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They Don’t Really Care About Us | Shut It Down

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Secret CIA report provided by WikiLeaks to Al-Akhbar admits to failure of ‘targeted killings’

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Screenshot of the cover page of the ‘CIA Review of High-Value Target Assassination Programs’ report, released on December 18, 2014. Image credit: WikiLeaks
Published Thursday, December 18, 2014
A secret CIA review by the Office of Transnational Issues on the use of High-Value Targeting (HVT) – in other words, capture and killing of important enemy military targets for the United States – as part of an overall counterinsurgency strategy has been released by WikiLeaks. It is the first in a series of leaks regarding the CIA, and was obtained by Al-Akhbar English. The review is a small peak into the rational and planning of the US’ counter-insurgency tactics, and reveals that these policies persist despite their failure.
The 18-page study titled, “Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Tool,” and distributed on June 7, 2009, is labeled as Secret//NOFORN, meaning that it has the second-highest…

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The “Fuck” manifesto

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Fuck Israel. Fuck Hammas. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community! We want to scream and break this wall of silence, injustice and indifference like the Israeli F16’s breaking the wall of sound; scream with all the power in our souls in order to release this immense frustration that consumes us because of this fucking situation we live in; we are like lice between two nails living a nightmare inside a nightmare, no room for hope, no space for freedom. We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands…

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Light (poem)

CRAZY LIFE

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Darkness falls
Silence calls
no hope
to cope

Feeling something now
little by little it grows inside me
holding on to hope I start to see…
LIGHT

 I see the light in the middle of the darkness that is so heartless
but I see,
Up there in the middle of  the dark air…..
LIGHT
Hope brought light with great might.

Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.

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Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice

Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice

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 “We make movies about Malcolm X, we get a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, but every day we live with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.”  A tribute to Thurgood Marshall.

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. – Thurgood Marshall

Sadly, our legal system does not see it as a goal worth working for–FOR ALL Americans

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots. – Thurgood Marshall

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds. – Thurgood Marshall

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. – Thurgood Marshall

Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. – Thurgood Marshall

We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we’re winning. – Thurgood Marshall

Why is that?

Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. – Thurgood Marshall

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.- Thurgood Marshall

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aAngryBlackLady at the Inhumane and Harmful Care Received at Tufts Medical Center ED

Have you ever tweeted a story? I am going to try to tweet my 17 hours stay at Tufts Medical Center. The link will take you to my tweets #aAngryBlackLady

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This is my story! My story about how multi-factorial –—age, race, ethnicity, gender, perceived alcoholism. perceived mental disorder, disability and racism resulted in discrimination and malpractice at Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department.

Data received from Tuft’s attorney exempt from public disclosure is shown.  I received nothing from the court nor did I sign any form agreeing to such terms; I do not feel bounded by them.  Moreover, why should their employees be protected and not me?  I received my medical records with  the names of the providers responsible for my lack of care in the ED redacted (crossed-out).  Why?   Clearly, they had reason to hide their names.

They LIED, and I did not know their identities until a month before an appeal hearing with MCAD.  The crew who laughed mockingly at me knew all my identifiers and I was not allowed to know the names of the people who abused me in the ED at Tuft Medical Center.

Are health care providers not required to show their identity ? Tufts Patient Bill of Rights stated clearly all employees are required to identify themselves.   Why was my medical records redacted to conceal the names of my medical providers?  

Conflicting Stories Between Boston EMS and Tufts Medical Center ED

The EMS run sheet is available  below.   EMS documentation directly conflicts Tufts Medical Center ED.

  EMS  obtained a history and performed a physical without  difficulty.  Yet  Tufts Medical Center  ED so-called professionals was unable.  The doctor and the nurse all lied stating they could not obtain a history  because I was allegedly “uncooperative.”   Then went on to fabricate   the usual  black stereotype history without knowing anything about me;  based solely on my color, gender,  age,  disability, medications and the fact that I stated I had a glass of wine which meant I was an alcoholic.

An Aside:  At no point in any corespondence did Tufts staff or any representative acknowledge or address me by my title, DR.   I  worked  over 20 years  in the EDs.  MY CV enclosed.  Also, in  Littler’s (Tufts Medical Center Attorney) letter,  I am not addressed or recognized as a physician.  As a matter of fact, the crew in the ED became sadistic when I finally told them I was ER physician and  hoped it would stop the brutality,  but it did not.

The LIE Exposed

Tufts Medical Center sworn legal documents state I was “shouting” racial slang.   How could I shout with shattered fractures on both sides of my jaw plus a dislocated of of my TMJ as well as a bleeding chin laceration.

Also, note that I am described as uncooperative, unruly, and belligerent.  This is inconsistent with the ability to start a hep lock after multiple sticks, draw at least 5-6 tubes of blood including a type and cross-match for urgent surgery.   Then send me to radiology where I was alone with the tech who performed  a Head CT, a C-Spine, and facial films without sedation or difficulty.   This is Impossible without sedation  or restraints.

There are other contradictory statements by Tufts Medical Center, none supported by EVIDENCE–a fact ignored by the State of MA, represented by MCAD.      More disturbing are the conflicts of interest and the lack of documentation or any investigation with a decision of insufficient evidence.

Had a full medical evaluation been performed in the ED as is routinely done, an admission to telemetry for syncope along with an EKG and a physical exam with a history would have detected my fatigue that day and recent onset of palpitations.  However the crew laughed when I tried to provide that history.  Then ignored me completely by leaving me alone without addressing my pain or wound.

Had I received appropriate  care, a second admission would have been spared:  A  hypertensive encephalopathy  with right sided weakness and aphasia.  Even asimple discharge instructions could have averted this second admission which left me with residual symptoms.   Discharge instructions that included holding   medications until PCP follow up, blood pressure monitoring and communication with my PCP or neurologist at MGH.

I received none of that. I experienced why minority women regardless of education or status have higher infancy death  rates than  all of women despite social  class.

 

 

#discrimination #malpractice #patientsafety #civilrights #patients  #hospitals #physicians

Littler Document

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Related Articles:

MY MCAD HEARING TODAY https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/21/my-mcad-hearing-today/

LIES AND PERJURY: THE LITTLER DOCUMENT https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/23/lies-and-perjury-the-littler-document/

WHICH CHART IS MY REAL CHART? https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/16/which-chart-is-my-real-chart/

Link will take you to my twitter feeds —  start on October 31,  2013 (bottom up).

EMS run sheet:  note bleeding and possible loss of consciousness
EMS run sheet: note bleeding and possible loss of consciousness Note no mention of being uncooperative. I walked from my apartment to the gurney outside the building. Also note the low blood sugar in the 50’s

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Interesting, I could shout profanities with bilateral open fractures as well as a TMJ dislocation ,  all pointing to significant head trauma despite a normal CT scan and MRI.  I could not open my mouth, they couldn’t understand why, they figured I must be drunk and abusing my medications.   No one  entertained any other diagnoses.  No one re-evaluated  me during my 17-hour stay at the  Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department.    And I do not care what documents they forge or conjure!  But no one sees this but me…

 

They ignored me and when they didn’t, they laughed and made fun of me.  Unfortunately I could not identify the nurses nor the incompetent Indian doctor in a line up.   But their names are finally available to me after attempts by Tufts to deny me full medical records despite repeated request.  After over year late,  I received another record that was different from the first medical record as well as not inclusive of the first medical record.  The  following link is a video of me showing the difference in medical records.   https://failuretolisten.com/2014/01/16/which-chart-is-my-real-chart/

 

A power point will follow later next week along with more information on Littler’s relationship with senior management at MCAD.

 

Revised 1/03/2015

MoveOn Under Attack From Donald Trump

The following is a letter from MoveOn.  Please reblog, share and contribute.  

Dear MoveOn member,

My name is Ann Lewis, and I’m the Chief Technology Officer at MoveOn. I’m writing because MoveOn is under attack by Donald Trump, and we need your help.

Here’s the situation: Over the past few months, as Donald Trump has campaigned from city to city, MoveOn members have turned out for peaceful demonstrations against his carnival of hate.

In response, Trump attacked us in the media, calling MoveOn members “not a good group of people,” while his media surrogates explicitly blamed MoveOn for violence he incited at his rallies.1,2

That’s when things started getting ugly. We’ve been flooded with hate mail, spam, and personal threats to our staff and online security.

As a result, we’re conducting a top-to-bottom security audit to secure our systems in advance of the general election. We won’t back down from Trump, but we need to be prepared. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I’ll chip in to help MoveOn stand up to Donald Trump and his threats.

Over the years, MoveOn has gone head to head against everyone from Dick Cheney to Sarah Palin to the Koch brothers. But what we’re seeing from Trump and his supporters is something different—and scary.

We’ve all seen the videos of Trump supporters punching and shoving protestors—as well as Trump’s explicit statements encouraging violence. What the public doesn’t see is the avalanche of threats that come in through email and social media. It’s more hate mail of a more vicious nature than we received even when we took on the NRA or helped take down the Confederate Flag. It’s frightening.

The Trump strategy is clear: He picks a target, demonizes them, and then tries to bully them into silence. It’s what he’s done to Muslims, women, immigrants, reporters, people with disabilities—and now, he’s trying to do it to MoveOn. 

But we won’t back down.

Click here to chip in and help stand up to Donald Trump and his threats.

MoveOn has already begun taking on Trump’s hate directly by providing support for peaceful protesters outside his rallies, by exposing how Trump incites violence, and by joining with leaders of civil rights, economic justice, women’s rights, labor, immigrant rights, environmental, veterans, and community organizations to launch a major initiative to stand up to Trump’s hate.

But this is going to be one of the hardest-fought elections we’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the most important: a fight for the heart and soul of America.

Will you chip in $3 to help provide the resources to ensure the security of our staff and systems we need to take on this fight and keep our staff and systems safe?

Yes, I’ll chip in.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ann Lewis, MoveOn Chief Technology Officer

Sources:

1. Tweet by Fox News, March 11, 2016 
https://act.moveon.org/go/2083?t=17&akid=164669.27882242.MbvYfe

2. “Right-Wing Media Baselessly Accuse MoveOn.Org Of Inciting Violence At Trump Rally,” Media Matters for America, March 15, 2016 
http://act.moveon.org/go/2780?t=19&akid=164669.27882242.MbvYfe

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