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Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A´Neo-Nazi Beauty Pageant – Nefarious Glorification of Anti-Semitism at its Worst


Menachem Z. Rosensaft: A neo-Nazi beauty pageant – nefarious glorification of anti-Semitism at its worst

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20 Oct 2014

The following article was first published by the ‘Huffington Post’.

One of the most insidious, and perhaps ultimately one of the most dangerous, manifestations of neo-Nazi resurgence may well be its steady subversive infiltration of contemporary popular and consumer culture.

Rabidly bigoted – anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, generally xenophobic – modern day neo-Nazi parties and movements such as Jobbik in Hungary and Golden Dawn in Greece are relatively easy to identify and fight through political, judicial and legislative means. They are the violent heirs of the Nazi Brown Shirts, the SA, who terrorized non-fascist Germans throughout much of the 1920’s and early 1930’s as part of Hitler’s rise to eventual absolute power.

Then there are the more nuanced modern-day fascists such as Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France who combine reactionary views with a calculated strategic effort to make themselves appear more palatable to the political mainstream, often with frightening success. Still, these ultra-right wing extremist movements and parties are relatively easy to identify and expose for what they are – at the end of the day they leave little to the imagination. Bigotry, after all, remains bigotry regardless of any intellectual or dialectic attempts to legitimize the preying on fears and often deep-seated prejudices.

But below the radar screen, there are nefarious attempts to legitimize Nazism and all that Nazism stood for in the popular psyche under the guise of cutting edge fashion, perverse home decoration, and even crass, prurient sexual exploitation. Among some of the more egregious recent examples are:

  • The peddling of silver ‘Swastika Rings’ on Sears’ online Marketplace that “are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.” Faced with consumer outrage, Sears quickly yanked this example of what had been described as “gothic jewelry” and removed the offending vendor from its site.

  • The sale on the Walmart, Sears’ and Amazon websites of a “home decoration” poster featuring the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work makes you free”) gate of the Dachau concentration camp. All three retailers pulled this item after their attention was called to it. “We were horrified to see that this item was on our site,” declared Walmart. “We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it.”

  • The Spanish retail clothing chain Zara was forced to apologize for marketing a striped concentration-camp-like tee shirt complete with a six-pointed yellow star. For what it’s worth, Zara had previously sold handbags embossed with swastikas. Lovely.

The latest, and possibly the most nausea-inducing example of this particular fad is an ever so sexy beauty pageant out of the former Soviet Union. Before it was apparently suspended by the Russian social media site Vkontakte, a page on that website solicited women who consider themselves Nazis to submit photos of themselves and statements on precisely why they admire Hitler.

To be eligible, according to the contest’s rules, a contestant had to be, among other things, “a woman Nazi” and “a woman who hates Jews.”

Among the entries are sultry Ekaterina Matveeva from St. Petersburg, Russia, who proclaims that “Adolf Hitler’s position is genius and true, that races are different not only in appearance, but also in intelligence,” and Katya Shkredova from Mogilev, Belarus, who “adores Adolf” and loves his willingness to “experiment on people.”

The winner of this revolting pageant was to be crowned Miss Ostland – the name given by the Nazis to the German occupation regime for the territory covering Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and part of what is today western Belarus – and receive a piece of jewelry featuring one of the Nordic runes that were popular with Heinrich Himmler and his SS. Second prize: a pendant with the German Iron Cross.

Granted, there is no indication that this particular beauty contest ever had a mass or even large-scale following. Nevertheless, it is a timely and potent reminder that neo-Nazism in its vilest form is enjoying a significant revival among at least some segments of society, and the Vkontakte page in question purportedly did have more than 7,000 Russian and Ukrainian followers.

In Kentucky, a white supremacist write-in candidate named Robert Edward Ransdell who is running for the US Senate is posting signs proclaiming “With Jews We Lose” that leave little to the imagination. Ransdell also took advantage of an invitation to participate in the University of Kentucky’s Constitution Week to spew his anti-Semitic bile to college and high school students.

And in Sydney, Australia, a neo-Nazi group is sending out flyers declaring that “It’s time for all White Australians to stop being blinded by political correctness and Jewish lies about equality, multiculturalism and the need for so called diversity. Diversity really means white genocide.”

To be sure, much of the virulent present-day anti-Semitism emanates from Radical Islamic and leftist pro-Palestinian sources. But these are increasingly finding disturbing common ground with the extreme right.

Cries of “Gas the Jews” are suddenly being heard once more in demonstrations in Germany and elsewhere. “The fear is that now things are blatantly being said openly, and no one is batting an eyelid,” Jessica Frommer, who works for a nonprofit organization in Brussels, told the New York Times. “Modern Europe is based on stopping what happened in the Second World War. And now 70 years later, people standing near the European Parliament are shouting, ‘Death to Jews!’ “

As Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, has emphasized, the prevailing atmosphere in which anti-Semitism has become acceptable empowers other equally odious manifestations of bigotry. “When hundreds of thousands of Christians – men, women and children – are killed, this isn’t war,” he declared at a recent gathering of Evangelical Christians in Jerusalem. “This is genocide. And we Jews know what happens when the world is silent to genocide.”

“Anti-Semitism has always been, historically, the inability to make space for differences among people, which is the essential foundation of a free society,” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, emeritus chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “That is why the politics of hate now assaults Christians, Bahai, Yazidis and many others, including Muslims on the wrong side of the Sunni/Shia divide, as well as Jews. To fight it, we must stand together, people of all faiths and of none. The future of freedom is at stake, and it will be the defining battle of the 21st century.”

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the liberation of the Nazi death and concentration camps by Allied troops, we must bear in mind that while the Third Reich was defeated at the end of World War II, the ideology that made possible the genocide of European Jewry is very much alive throughout much of the supposedly civilized world. We ignore or dismiss its presence in our midst at our peril.

Menachem Z. Rosensaft is general counsel of the World Jewish Congress and teaches about the law of genocide and war crimes trials at the laws school of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He is the editor of ‘God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors’ (Jewish Lights Publishing), available December 2014

Story from: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/15269/menachem_z_rosensaft_a_neo_nazi_beauty_pageant_nefarious_glorification_of_anti_semitism

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Fear of a Fat Planet: Nearly a Third of the World Population Is Now Overweight


r of a Fat Planet: Nearly a Third of the World Population Is Now Overweight

A new study shows the scale of the global obesity crisis.

The Global Obesity Crisis: Nearly a Third of the World Population Is Now Overweight

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May 30, 2014

There are 1.35 billion people living in China, another 1.23 billion living in India. The world’s two most populous nations are each home to a crush of humanity that’s almost impossible to comprehend. But those numbers pale next to the overweight people who live in the world today—2.1 billion, or nearly a third of the world’s population.

The numbers come from a study published yesterday in the journal The Lancet. Researchers looked at 1,700 studies from 188 countries conducted between 1988 and 2013 in order to come up with a comprehensive view of what’s a truly global obesity epidemic.

However, it wasn’t North America—where Mexico and the United States have vied for the title of the fattest nation in the world—that registered the highest obesity rate. Rather, the Middle East and North Africa are the worst; nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are too heavy. The study says the U.S. is home to 13 percent of the world’s overweight population, the highest percentage of any country.

The sky-high rates in North Africa and the Middle East may come as a shock in the West, where public health stories from the Arab-speaking world can’t break through the wall of coverage of American invasions, oil, revolution, civil war, and military coups. If anything, most of the region borders the Mediterranean, which is most famous in dieting circles as a way to eat a healthy diet heavy in plants, seafood, and the occasional glass of red wine. Even if there’s less wine consumed with dinner in these predominately Muslim countries, they still consume a whole lot of olive oil. But the red flags have been flying for decades, however, and a combination of urbanization, globalization, and regional cultural norms has created a massive public health crisis.

In 2001, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition looked at the obesity rates in Morocco and Tunisia and found that while their governments were still working to address issues of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, the waistlines of women in both countries were expanding at an unhealthy rate. Public health officials were doing little at the time to address the problem, according to the researchers, “especially since female fatness is viewed as a sign of social status and is a cultural symbol of beauty, fertility and prosperity.” With more people living in urban areas, where processed foods were cheap and easily accessible, issues like malnutrition were steadily being alleviated. But the study goes on to say that, “Western culinary influences lead to new consumption patterns, which affect dietary habits and even the rhythm of consumption.” The study continues, “These new dietary habits have created conditions for chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes to take hold.”

Elsewhere in the region, especially in oil-rich countries, diet trends have followed a similar course. In Saudi Arabia, meat consumption increased by 500 percent between 1973 and 1980, according to a 2011 article in The Journal of Obesity. Changes weren’t as dramatic in less wealthy nations, but the same paper notes that people in Jordan nearly doubled how much meat they ate over the same period, and that the percentage of calories consumed as fat by children in Lebanon increased from 24 percent to 34 percent between 1963 and 1998.

Wealth and development can change diet and health by increasing the amount of meat used in regional cuisines—but American-style dining also seems to crop up in emerging markets around the world, and the Middle East in no exception. Just as global fashion brands and, more recently (and disastrously), institutions like New York University, have tried to catch some of the shimmer of the Gulf’s oil wealth, so have fast-food companies.

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“Demand for fast casual dining, which includes the more traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald’s as well as the table service brands like IHOP, is growing amid a rise in disposable income, extravagant shopping malls, and a seemingly unquenchable appetite for Western food concepts,” reads a 2012 trend story on the website Arabian Business. The article cites a study from the research firm Euromonitor that predicts the fast-casual dining in the United Arab Emirates will expand from $6.4 billion in 2011 to $8.7 billion in 2015. Burger chains are expected to propel the boom.

And just as meat consumption has increased across the region, so has the saturation of fast-food brands. The trade website Food Business Africa points out that the demographics across the Middle East and North Africa present an ideal market for fast-food companies: Huge populations of young people who have “grown up eating processed foods and dining in Western-style fast-food restaurants and coffee shops.” For the youth in this region—and around the world, for that matter—drive-through hamburgers are as much of a birthright as for kids in the U.S.

American-style fast food is no longer a foreign novelty, and neither is American-style obesity.

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REDEMPTION! What You should know! Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs & cats in the United States!


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Join us for a documentary film about the No Kill revolution in America. Coming to a city near you. Click on the links for tickets:

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The film will be followed in most cities by a workshop on building a No Kill community and others with an after party. Check on the links for more details. Coming soon: Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Modesto, CA, Nashville, TN, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, and Tallahassee, FL.

•To watch the trailer, click here.

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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While we expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

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Szivbe markoló fotón didereg egy hajléktalan


A kép egy novemberi vasárnap délelőtt készült a Széll Kálmán téren. Lehet, hogy eddig csak az üres aluljárókat láttuk, de a hideg beálltával elkezdenek jönni a rossz hírek is. A közösségi médiában találtam rá erre a képre, a fotó mellé a szerző a következő idézetet írta:

“A semmi ágán ül szívem,
kis teste hangtalan vacog,
köréje gyűlnek szelíden
és nézik, nézik a csillagok”
(József Attila: Reménytelenül, részlet)

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Proven Liar Becomes ‘Truth’ Composer


Cohen: Proven Liar Becomes ‘Truth’ Composer

The planned soft coup to remove President Trump from office after his stunning win wasn’t just because a Republican would now occupy the Oval Office. Without question, rogue operators in the CIA, FBI & DOJ were disappointed career criminal, Hildebeast Clinton, were crushed the American people actually rejected their choice.

But, in my humble opinion as I’ve written before, the collusion with the Russians scam prompting a special counsel headed up by corrupt, rotten player, Robert Mueller, was solely to cover up the crimes of all the major players.

A scam paid for in part by the witch who usurped the office of Secretary of State, Hillary Strongman Clinton. A gigantic cauldron of manufactured lies to cover her crimes and those up to their necks in corruption.

DOJ’s Bruce Ohr wrote Christopher Steele was ‘very concerned about Comey’s firing — afraid they will be exposed’

Michael Cohen was one of Trump’s attorneys for those not familiar with his role in this reprehensible plan to either get Trump to resign or as members of the Democratic/Communist Part USA in Congress, their media and minions are going for in January: Impeachment. Cohen worked for Trump from 2006-2018. …

Under the wide dragnet cast by Robert Mueller, who puts a maggot to shame, Cohen has been convicted on eight counts: five for tax evasion, one for making false statements to a financial institution, one for somehow causing an unlawful corporate contribution and one for paying off a badly aging stripper to keep her allegations quiet during the 2016 presidential race.
Soon as Stormy Daniels declared to the world she hopped in bed with a married man right after meeting him, a former tittie model for Playboy jumped onto the garbage truck claiming she also hopped in the sack with a known married man. Karen McDougal claims she was banging Trump for ten months and sold her story for $150,000. Ten months. A long time and considering how busy Trump’s life was in the private sector, where’s any proof she was in any bedroom with him?

Did flesh-peddlers Daniels or McDougal really hope that a married billionaire with a new baby son would leave his wife for them after alleged romps between the sheets? I mean why else would they have sex with someone they didn’t even know who they knew was married with more money than either of them will make in a life time selling their skin?

Billionaires (as well as millionaires) are prime targets for that kind of extortion. McDougal’s 15-minutes of shame has long faded while she continues to sell her skin as does Daniels. I don’t believe either of them. Not because it’s Trump but because I’ve seen too many of these types of shake-downs.
Not one of the charges has a single thing to do with Trump colluding with any Russians to fix the election. Cohen’s attorney is none other than long time Clinton fixer, Lanny Davis. The stench off that guy is detectable for miles.

Moving along, Cohen has admitted to lying to Congress. He’s admitted to lying all over the place. Then reality kicks in and Cohen no doubt had nightmares his anal cavity might soon be a play thing for some 300-pound inmate in prison. Suddenly, Cohen decides to sing better than Pavarotti – ALL in an effort to provide Mueller with a newly composed ‘truth’ about Trump and his role as attorney-fixer.
All in the hope of getting no jail time. But Cohen must have received the shock of his life when the sentencing recommendation came out asking for years of incarceration in a federal prison.
The whole thing is beyond sickening and yet, Robert Mueller continues down the dead end because HE is in legal jeopardy along with all the other dirty players in this breathtaking scheme to get Trump.
I know, prosecutors love to say they can’t always get angels as witnesses so they make deals with the devil to get convictions. Hell, the truth doesn’t matter to Robert Mueller or he would never have gone after Gen. Michael Flynn after the FBI agents who interviewed that decent, patriotic man said Flynn did not lie.
I don’t believe Gen. Flynn received competent legal representation or he would never have been put in a position of having to ‘fall on the sword’ to protect his son against possible retaliation by Mueller – for no wrong doing. DiGenova on Mueller Memo: ‘This Was a Frame-Up of Flynn to Get Donald Trump’

Meadows: ‘There Is No Suggestion That Michael Flynn Had Anything to Do With Collusion’
“But Jordan noted there was plenty of deception from top FBI officials who launched the Trump-Russia probe while letting Hillary Clinton off easy. Clinton was not even required to testify under oath.
“Remember, James Comey, director of the FBI, fired; Deputy Director (Andrew) McCabe lied three times under oath, fired; Chief Counsel at the FBI Jim Baker, demoted and then left. FBI counsel Lisa Page demoted, then left. And deputy head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok demoted, then fired. But even those five people thought Mike Flynn didn’t lie when he was interviewed by the FBI. Only Bob Mueller did, and now this is what happens.
“So we’ve got to keep this in context. The top people at the FBI, all demoted, left, or fired who launched and ran the Clinton investigation; launched and ran the Russia investigation. Put the fake dossier in front of the FISA court to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Even they didn’t think Mike Flynn lied when he was being interviewed by the FBI,” Jordan said.

“And now, Bob Mueller is saying he should get the most lenient sentence possible but they still have the information he gave them. We will find out what that is when we get the unredacted version” (of the mysterious criminal investigation mentioned in Mueller’s court filing).
“Meadows said he and Jordan have been part of multiple testimonies and briefings “where it was reiterated, not once, not twice, but three different times that they didn’t believe that Mike Flynn lied.”

Pollak: Michael Flynn Sentencing Document Shows Collusion — Between Media, Deep State, and Obama Admin
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memorandum Tuesday with the federal court in Washington, D.C. that recommends General Michael Flynn receive no jail time after pleading guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI, citing “substantial” assistance to the government in its investigations.
“The mainstream media interpreted that remark as evidence that Flynn gave Mueller key information against President Donald Trump and Russian “collusion.”

“More likely, however, Mueller’s request reflects the fact that Flynn did not actually commit the crime to which he pleaded guilty. No less than then-FBI director James Comey told Congress last March that Flynn had not, in fact, lied to the FBI.”

How Gen. Flynn was set up. This is an episode of the Dan Bongino Show (radio) and he goes through step by step why Flynn was targeted to be the sacrificial goat. Those behind it need to go to federal prison forever. I’m moving so while packing boxes I simply turned up the sound and listened. I hope you will, too and share it with your social media contacts as well as this column. Networking works in getting the truth out there.

For a political hit job, a decent man who honorably served his country for 33 years and retired a three-star general is bankrupted and had his life destroyed by Mueller who is up to his neck in the Uranium One Russia deal.

Cohen caved, sang and it looks like he might have made a deal with Satan’s henchman, Mueller, that isn’t going to keep that coward out of prison. Boo-who.

Gregg Jarrett: Cohen guilty plea does absolutely nothing to show wrongdoing by Trump

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Earth Needs Climate ‘Reality Check’, Space Pioneer warns – Katowice, Poland (AFP) Dec 4, 2018


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EARTH OBSERVATION

Earth needs climate ‘reality check’, space pioneer warns
by Staff Writers
Katowice, Poland (AFP) Dec 4, 2018

The world needs a “reality check” on the threat posed by climate change, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison said Tuesday at a UN summit to chart mankind’s path away from runaway global warming.

Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, brought a little galactic perspective to the COP24 talks in Poland, calling on delegates from nearly 200 countries to tackle “the most difficult problem we’ve ever faced.”

“When people say save the Earth, they are mistaken. This is not about saving the Earth, this is about making sure we don’t continue to damage it so much that it doesn’t support our life form,” she said.

Nations must use the United Nations summit to agree on a rulebook implementing the pledges made three years ago in Paris, which aim to limit global temperature rises to…

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George S. Boutwell´s word: “Every ambitious would-be empire clarions …..”


“Every ambitious would-be empire clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie, and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it! …  

 

If America ever does seek Empire, and most nations do, then planned reforms in our domestic life will be abandoned, States Rights will be abolished — in order to impose a centralized government upon us for the purpose of internal repudiation of freedom, and adventures abroad.  

 

The American Dream will then die — on battlefields all over the world — and a nation conceived in liberty will destroy liberty for Americans and impose tyranny on subject nations.”  

 

George S. Boutwell  – (1818-1905) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, Governor of Massachusetts, Senator and Representative from Massachusetts  

 

The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labour the Foundation for Your Makeup? — The Most Revolutionary Act


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The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labour the Foundation for Your Makeup? RT (2016) Film Review This documentary is about mica mining in the Jharkhand state in India, which produces 60% of the global mica supply. In addition to its use (as glitter) in cosmetics, mica is used to manufacture joint compound (for filling […]

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Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality – What the West is doing AND NOT DOING is beyond Words.


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Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

What the west is doing is beyond words.

By Peter Koenig

December 03, 2018 “Information Clearing House”

The United Nations Universal Children’s Day– 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that would now protect children any more than before, no move even by the UN to call on nations at war to take special care to protect children – if for nothing else but the fact that children are our planets future. They are the standard bearer of human generations to come – and of our civilization as a whole, if we don’t run it into the ground. Yet, children are among the most vulnerable, discriminated and abjectly exploited and abused species within human kind.

The culture of greed and instant profit has no space for children, for their rights, for their up-bringing within…

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“Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds…”


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“Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds… Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free.”

– Arundhati Roy

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