Gatestone- Story reported on 3/7/16-Sweden: Public swimming pools have become "ordeals of rape and sexual assaults as migrants prey upon Swedish women and teens." Swedish politicians seemed convinced "education" is the answer, for men who've been taught since childhood that "it's the responsibility of women not to arouse them- and therefore the woman's fault if the man feels like raping her." Staff at Malmo's Hylliebadet Family Adventure Pool were given strict instructions not to report certain things, and above all, never to mention the ethnicity or religion of those who cause problems at the pool. Members of the so-called "Nordic Resistance Movement" are popping up to patrol public pools, but no word of confrontation as of yet.
Japan Times- Fukushima: A total of 32,760 workers at the Fukushima Plant Number One have received a high dosage of radiation- exceeding 5 millisieverts - according to Tokyo Electric Company- also known as TEPCO, owners of the Fukushima Plant that was destroyed 5 years ago during the 9.4 earthquake and tsunami. The workers have received it since the event of 5 years ago, doing repairs and major nuclear waste clean-up.
Washington Free Beacon- Washington D.C.: 3/7/16, U.S. Government audit exposes massive FRAUD in Social Security Administration, where Social Security approved benefits for children with fake disabilities. Investigation/audit showed parents were coaching sons and daughters how to fake ADD/ADHD. Also that field offices were not "flagging potential fraud cases" or performing periodic reviews of children to determine if they still qualified for the benefit. Some of these homes had six children on disability, and households where 5 such children on disability in the same home were approved on the same day. One household was found to be bringing in $77,000 in 2014 in SSI payments. The case found the vast majority of children receiving the reported $10 billion a year in disability payments are for Mental Impairments, with ADD/ ADHD being the ost common. Audit showing nearly 85,000 approved cases between 2011-2013, which were made up of 31,890 ADD/ADHD cases; 17,973 speech and language delays; 15,900 for Autism; 10,414 for Intellectual Disabilities; 8,816 for Mood Disorders. The agency's audit/investigation found field offices do not report their information 92% of the time.
(Nice to see our tax dollars at work, but what I'd like to know is how come it took so long before the investigation was requested?)
Catholic News: United States: New Federal Law enacted in Feb 2016- To Prohibit Importation of Goods Made With Forced Labor. This is a big boost in the fight against labor trafficking. There is an estimated 21 million people involved as victims of forced labor, with 19 million being exploited by private corporations. An estimated $150 billion in profit is made by using forced labor and child labor, in sweat shops, slave fishing fleets or working as slaves in mines. These adult slaves and children are used to bring in the raw materials for numerous U.S. factories, or work in hidden sweat shops to make shoes, clothing and illegal drugs. Thai fishing fleets, known to enslave people from 5 Southeast Asian countries, fishes for various fish and especially SHRIMP that finds it way into American markets ( chain stores and eateries).
Added to the story above- Guardian/Associated Press, working with the U.S. State Department, conducted their own investigations, which revealed- Thai, Burmese, Cambodian and Indonesian are subjected to "Forced labor on Thai fishing boats; where same men remain at sea for several years, paid very little or irregularly. Works as much as 18-20 hours per day for 7-days a week, or are threatened and physically beaten". Shrimp is a common goods that comes from these forced labor boats and ends up on U.S. dinner tables. Child labor picks the beautiful flowers of Ecuador, later to be sold in the United States for Valentines Day. Common usage of child labor is in diamond mines, later to adorn American jewelry.
( The list is long and how often do we think about it when we make a good buy on a pair of tennis shoes, was some 6 or 7 year old forced to work in inhumane conditions to make those shoes so the boy's owner can make a huge profit? Or the 10lb bag of shrimp going for a dollar less a pound-finally, do we think of the boat crew? Maybe its a 10 year old who hasn't seen land or his parents for two years, and his body is a mass of bruising and two bones haven't healed right so he'll never walk quite right again to make sure you've got 6 extra butterfly shrimp in your plastic bag. Tough to hear-right? But how tough is it for them? I've seen some of the conditions these people live in, on boats and on land during my stays in Thailand and Vietnam, and a couple other places. Our lower middle class would be considered royalty and that's why every GI going to war in these poor countries is considered a millionaire. That's what they really believe.)
Telegraph/Britain: Prime Minister Cameron says there is "No Prospect" of the UK joining the European Union's quota scheme to "Devy up migrants around the Bloc." UK announces it will send warships to stop migrant flow and turn them back, "Even if that puts lives at risk."
( I can just visualize a proper British warship commander blocking a floundering barge with 40-60 lives aboard, or a raft with 7-8 men, women and children, with the full might of the British navy, ordering them to turn back and drown. Afterward, that same officer, obeying his order to the last, will return to his cabin and very properly blow his brains out. You cannot order a navy officer to violate the basic rules of the sea- to provide care for those in need. Not to drown them. That was Hitler's rule when he ordered the killing of all enemy sailors adrift at sea. I'm sure that comparison was already brought to the Prime Minister's attention.)
Telegraph-Spain: "Society changes course as time moves on," says local mayor. A Spanish town now bans bizarre century-old tradition of "Duck Chasing" at their seaside festival. ( Now we know the world is assuredly coming to an end).
New Zealand Star: New drug to help stop to progression of Parkinson's Disease could be on the market next year, with provisional consent, its developers say. The drug is NTCELL. Another rival company is developing DIABECELL for the same purpose and they are currently running their trials with the usage of pigs as their test subject.
Jerusalem Post/United States: "More anti-Israel hate at Connecticut College; some faculty speak out". One professor tells his colleagues his school has grown so hostile towards Jews he can no longer recommend Jewish students or professors to come to his college. His comments were triggered a smear campaign waged successfully against a pro-Israel professor, which resulted in indefinite leave from campus. Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campaigns are being waged by Connecticut College students who are in Solidarity with Palestine (CSSP), whose faculty supervisor, Eileen Kane, runs the college's "Global Islamic Studies". Vassar University is also seeing an upsurge in hate demonstrations against Israel and Jews, also the University of Chicago. Remarkably, the Connecticut College Administration hasn't taken any initiative to protect student and faculty brave enough to espouse unpopular views (including their support for Israel).
Gatestone- Oregon: The United Methodist Church gathered at the Oregon Convention Center, where thousands of leaders, delegates, and visitors attend this once every 4-year event for Policy Making Decisions, revising Church Law and Adopting Resolutions. This year, there are four new proposals being prepared for consideration and they all involve an Anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and sanctions.
Japan Times- U.S. Congress: U.S. Navy Seals appear before congress to complain of how they do not have enough combat rifles to go around, even as special forces units are being called upon to conduct more counter-terrorism operations.
(This report was seen all over the world by TV/Cable/Internet and read about through this newspaper in the Orient (Sorry, they're asking for the Orient word not to be used anymore-but hard to break the habit). It shows our allies and our enemies that our equipment may be in a short supply and none too healthy for our troops. But I find it odd how the M-4 Combat Rifle, and our new sniper rifles, are being provided to foreign armies. Is this part of Obama's plan? And where is all that .22 caliber ammo going to? Has Obama been developing his private army that he promised in 2008, after being elected...an army to be trained and to be equal to the U.S. Army, but loyal to him and not the country? He's been using his Emergency Orders to create such, Orders first created by President Roosevelt in a time of war and never rescinded. I've written about them before, but several of you thought I had landed on my head too many times or my old head wound was causing problems again. But Pres. Roosevelt's aides and his wife knew that with most of the army overseas, he might have need of an army right back here in the states. Mexico might present a problem, or Organized Crime. He already had a problem with the Mafia, when the sunk a boat at the docks in New Jersey because the military preferred to use sailors instead of dock workers, who had help the Mafia survive with Union dues. When Roosevelt refused to accept the Mafia's deal, the boat mysteriously sunk, with its whole load of supplies. Th next day the dock workers were back. But this original set of Executive Emergency Orders allowed the President to enter homes to seize all weapons, all food, privately owned vehicles, boats, planes and even company goods like trains. We saw a sample of this when the Police Chief in New Orleans suddenly went into a few neighborhoods and seized all the pistols/revolvers, shotguns and rifles...plus ammo. Was this a test? It was stopped, but to the best of my knowledge those weapons were never returned. How would you fight it, when 60 uniformed men suddenly appears, with a search warrant and they take all the items I listed above. Oh, they'll inform you of where the common aide center and kitchen is, but you'd better start now because you are now afoot- they took your 2015 Ford F-250. Things that can happen and those original orders were done in President Roosevelt's term, not Obama. He's simply brushing off the dust and cobwebs.)
Japan Times- France: French Government agrees with Germany and Switzerland to close down France's oldest nuclear plant.
RT NEWS(Irish)-Turkey: Turkish Government has now seized its 2nd news agency by force. "Cihan" News Agency was seized just days after the Turkish Government had seized the "Zaman" News Agency, using tear gas to force the workers out of the building and disperse protesters outside. As with the Zaman's newspapers, Cihan's first stories after the takeover were pro-government pieces.
RT News(Irish)- Germany: Congo born German Priest resigns from his Diocese in upper Bavarian township, after receiving numerous death threats and racial insults. He reported things turned bitter when he spoke up for the refugees in Germany.
( In know, up here in Moose Pass, Alaska, we 're pretty much unaffected by the migrant crisis. But Alaska has its own way of creating life & death crisis and for every household here, there are relatives scattered about the world that we care about and pray for. Still, I am reminded of the scripture and now I must ask, where are the Christian brothers and sisters who once said they would indeed share their last cup or morsel with those who have nothing. But when this time of testing comes or is now here, if this is what it might be, I can only pray to the Lord for strength for so it seems so many who are showing signs of weakness. People will be tested and not only over the migrant issue. I'll admit I was just called this very moment by a child's agency in need of funds. I asked them to mail us their pamphlet. Courage, convictions and honor will be tested and how will we stand? Hey, me too! I can only imagine a lot of us will have some explaining to do. But for the moment, when we can, we should always remember our Lord's teachings. The thing that Mona and I really enjoy comes from the people who show up in the middle of the night, cold, hungry and in need of compassion, and for a sandwich and soup they'll gladly share a few moments of their story and what brought them down are darkened driveway. Our best compliment has come from complete strangers who were now friends...of how they enjoyed the warmth of the home. Not the house, but a home. Some have found their answers, their home and new life partners, while some have disappeared from us and we've turned them over to the Lord. Oh, if any of you wonder why I stay up to date, or try to, concerning the anti-Semitic movement, it is a heritage thing- I am one-eighth German-Jewish...enough to provide me with citizenship in Israel, if I decided to move over there. But I've had nearly 5 yrs of full-time Upper Mojave Desert life with the Air Force and spent a good part of every summer -8 yrs- growing up in Arizona. No more desert for me, unless God tells me otherwise. )
Egyptian News: Egypt- Egyptian lawmakers want a new law to ban Muslim women from covering their faces with the wearing of a Muslim "Niqab", which is a veil, most often a solid colored fabric, with black being the preference, that only reveals the eyes of the wearer. Many in the government feel this Niqab can be used to disguise a wanted woman or even a male terrorist.
Guardian News-United States: The gun industry is working to re-brand a pistol or rifle "silencer" as "Hearing- Protection accessories. (I'll take three hearing-aides)
Japan Times-Japan: Otsu District Court has issued a provisional injunction ordering Kansai Electric Power Co., to shut down (2) two nuclear reactors- # 3 & # 4 at its Takahama Facility. Experts and politicians expect this injunction is likely to delay efforts to restart other nuclear reactors nationwide.
Washington Free Beacon- United States: U.S./IRS audit/investigation has found that IRS has only answered 6.3 million calls of the 40.5 million calls it had received on its toll-free lines as of 2/27/16. This was according to the testimony of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. This means the IRS only answered 15.6% of the total calls. ( Must've been big days at the water cooler).
Is "Operation Choke Point" for real? ( Non- News Site). Reportedly this was earlier "Exposed by Wall Street Journal", (unknown date, the Department of Justice and Bank Regulators are "Preparing" to Refuse Banking Services to Perfectly Legal Industries, Under the Guise They Pose a "Reputation Risk" to the Bank. Two such industries are "guns" and "gold". It is reported this illegal program will effectively "choke" sellers of "guns" and "precious metal" What is the governments objective? to "cut-off" American Citizen's access to "guns" and "gold" completely.
China Daily-Beijing: China's state-run China Central Television recently aired a documentary that "Reveals The United States' Double Standards on Human Rights-Issues." (Might be time for old Mr. Kerry to go back to see his pal in China and discuss a comparison between USA and China in the double standards, especially after an investigation by Chinese authorities showed 75% of the large plus-sized corporations were in fact using slave labor for their overseas companies.)
China Daily- Beijing: Women now hold about 30% of the top positions in Chinese Mainland Businesses- based on recent survey.
China Daily- Fukushima: "A Disaster Area", 5 years later, as survivors exposed themselves to high levels of radiation to search for bodies of family members killed by the Fukushima meltdown, occurred following 9.4 earthquake and tsunami that swept over the community.
China Daily- Beijing: Researchers in China and the U.S., working together, have developed a new cataract treatment with stem cell that restored vision in infants and may eventually be used for adults.
China Daily-European Union: The E.U. reports the release of $11.01 million dollars for additional research on the Zika Virus.
Japan Times- United Nation: U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says he will now be asking other countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian Refugees.
Washington Free Beacon- United States: Top colleges throughout the United States experiencing unprecedented rise in anti-Semitic incidents and anti-Jewish behavior, being fueled by the rise in number of campus organizations promoting often-inflammatory anti-Israel Propaganda.
Catholic News- Rome: Mother Teresa is to be Canonized on Sept 4, 2016. Pope Francis was also given the privilege to announce a Palestinian school teacher has become the recipient of a $1 million dollar International Award. She was chosen for this due to her fine and constant work with children.
Beijing Globe-Jordan: Jordanian Authorities report the Syrian Refugee Influx has cost the country more than $7 Billion since 2011.
So, the odd, some religious and the occasional "WHAT!" story, added in with a bit of news. I will compare the former USSR and China stories with the former US Allies, to see if it made the news. I usually leave the big stories alone, you can read today's online paper for that. What I want are the ones not being reported, when they should. So, please keep your eyes open for anything to do with Fukushima. Eventually, someone will demand an investigation. Someone will want to know what is happening to the seabed. All that radioactive gunk is going down onto the seafloor. We need a map showing width of contamination. I earlier showed a story on Green Peace showing changes to the woods of Fukushima and whole DNA changing in the trees. They have roots going into the contaminated ground. So, how far out is the danger perimeter for the sea floor....5, 10, 100 miles. Try to imagine that beautiful shrimp on your plate, you just paid $19.95 at that favorite dive you take your girl for her third date. Without knowing it, you've just killed you both with an aggressive form of cancer. You actually thought it tasted a bit strange, but you paid good money for it. The shrimp had been moving along 7 miles off the Coast of Japan, well within view of Fukushima, but they're down 947 feet munching away. Lecture over, head for the hot tub.
God Bless. BILL