My poor yard grows worse every day from constant sunlight. I'd even take a herd of goats. We had a cow moose and her calf for a short bit, but they usually eat from the trees. Thankfully, we haven't had any bears. Public Safety had to kill two more in Anchorage and it was the neighborhoods fault for leaving their trash out in easy to open plastic bags. We usually keep our trash in an old trailer or in the back of the truck.
An interesting speech carried by Gatestone Institute News, and this is a highlight from the speech: "Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?" Bit of the speech President Donald Trump just delivered before an enthusiastic crowd in Poland, just prior to the G20 Summit Leaders Meeting. This piece reminded of the President Kennedy speech, "Ask Not..."
I believe this speech is also directed at Americans.
Normally, I would have placed this in the news section, but I put it here to catch the eyes of all of you. Makes me think he's changed his speech writers.
To my youngest daughter- call me when you have the opportunity.
To my fans: I am working on Book # 5 in the "Fire and Ice" series. I call this book, "The Believers", a story that mainly concerns the 200-people who follow a Pastor's visions, create a convoy and depart the burning city of Phoenix for their "Exodus" to Fort Greeley, Alaska. A lot of bizarre events will occur along the way; dealing with an outlaw motorcycle group, plague-ridden towns and nuclear fall-out, helping an Apache Tribe desperately in need of medical help, and coming up against an unhappy Canadian Army.
The re-edited book, "Blake's War", will be out by end of next week. This is the first story in a series about the Arizona Rangers, during 1860-1900. I wanted to try writing a western and I'm happy with this re-edited book.
[Editors Note: Blake's War is available at Amazon HERE ]
Also, the publisher, Alaska Dreams Publishing Company, is in the process of putting a new cover on "Apache Snow-Book # 2, In Search of Honor". It should be back out very soon. The 3rd book in the trilogy is completed and awaiting editing. This is entitled, "Apache Snow- Book #3- Sandbox Wars', a tale of Christian soldiers of the 101st Airborne serving in Afghanistan. I have 5-books written for the new "Badge and the Cross" waiting to be edited- "Rookie" is the first one. This will be set in Dillingham, Alaska, and with fictional police officers I use mostly my actual police stories from when I worked there. This will involve our handling of a very nasty fishing strike, a couple of murders and other police cases I worked in my first police department. Yes, I was the rookie back then and I had no idea what I had walked into.
Enough about my books, let us jump to the news-
Gatestone Institute News: Story by Soeren Kern on July 2nd- some highlights- "Europe's Migrant Crisis: Views From Central Europe", "It needs to be said clearly and directly- this is an attack on Europe, on our culture, on our traditions." Stated by Poland's Prime Minister Szyolo. "I think we have a right to decide" as to whether, " we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country. That this is a historical experience for us.." Prime Minister of Hungary Orbin stated, " Many so-called asylum-seekers have refused to relocate to central and eastern Europe because of the financial benefits there are not as generous as the ones in France, Germany or Scandinavia. In addition, hundreds of migrants who have been relocated to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which rank among the poorest in EU Countries, have since fled to Germany and other wealthier countries in the bloc." (Could this be part of the 'Back Door Plan', so they can overpopulate France, Germany and Spain, along with Northern Europe, to effect the legal voting in 2030 to 2060 elections. In this way the Muslim people can lawfully take over Europe's system of laws, never having to fire a shot? To lawfully bring in sharia law and expel other religions? I mean, when force doesn't work, why not use the elections?)
"The European Union has now initiated legal action against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for Failure to Comply With a Controversial Order to Take in Thousands of Migrants from Africa, Asia and Middle East." European Union Law violations could lead to massive financial penalties. But, more importantly, it could lead to the break-up of the European Union and bring about war with a new coalition of France and Germany considering a joint military force. Islamic history shows that AFTER 700 A.D., when Islam was founded, it conquered Persia, Turkey, the Christian Byzantine Empire, North Africa and the Middle East, Greece, Eastern Europe and Southern Spain.
Gatestone: Australia- The madness continues, "While terrorism's origins have many factors, Islamic terrorists, as heinous as their acts are, they are often merely doing what the scriptures are telling them." From a Muslim psychiatrist, name unknown.
Gatestone: Australia- The "Islamic culture" has replaced the country's rule of law. For this is according to different judges in Australia, who have said, "Women and children must accept sexual assaults as it is part of "Islamic Culture" of their attackers. Anne Aly, member of Australia's Parliament and first Muslim to be elected to the job, has said that racial discrimination laws should be expanded to cover religious discrimination through insults based on religion as well. Yet, Muslim leaders continue to use trash-talk in referring to Israeli's. ( You can't have it both ways, and they know this. But, they remain staunch anti-Semitists and anti-Christian to a lesser degree. And fail to bring up these other religions in their plans to change racial discrimination.)
Gatestone News: Last March 2017, A teacher at Punchbowl Primary School in Australia, quit her job, after she and her family received death threats from Muslim children-students in her school. Some of these children were reportedly saying they would "behead her". The teacher's complaints to the South New South Wales Department of Education were dismissed..
Gatestone News: During the month of Ramadan it was reported that the world had witnessed 160 Islamic attacks in 29-countries. This resulted in 1,627 people killed/murdered and 1,824 people injured/wounded.
Gatestone News: At the end of May 2017, the Public Association of Australia called on the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade to "include a recommendation in its report that disavows the notion that there is any inherent link between Islam and Terrorism".
Taipei Times: Malaysia- two children have died of rabies, in the country's first rabies death in two-decades. Authorities battle a rare outbreak of the disease. A third patient, a young girl, is said to be in critically ill. Five villages have been affected by the outbreak. 6,000 people have been checked out and so far, only those three kids been infected. Authorities believe it was caused by dog bites and all dogs in those areas are undergoing vaccinations.
Global Times: China has once again "urged" India to withdraw its forces from Chinese soil. Border conflict has so far lasted 19-plus days. China has also "urged" India to drop delusion of its military strength, "Should not be overly confident about military capability." And to, "Believe China is afraid of it (India), and will compromise on sovereignty issues." (We should all remember that both these countries have nuclear weapons and ways of delivering same. But the Chinese military is far larger than the Army of India.)
Global Times: China "strongly" opposes the U.S. Destroyer Stethem's trespass, sailing too close to South China Sea Islands in their possession and denounces this move as a "serious political and military provocation". These islands are still under debate over who owns them, as 7 countries declare ownership. But China has taken upon itself to enlarge these reefs, to become enlarged, and made suitable for runways to be built and missile launchers to be installed.
Global Times: Cholera death toll rises to 1,500 in war torn Yemen. This is according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The outbreak began in April 2017.
Global Times: "Austria ready to protect its border with Italy, in case of a refugee influx." Tight border controls will be implemented at the Brenner Pass, on the shared border with Italy, should refugee influx increases.
Global Times: Turkey condemns Greece for its coast guard, accused of shooting at a Turkish ship in international waters.
Global Times: Hanoi, Vietnam- Officials in Vietnam traffic choked capitol of Hanoi, have vowed on July 4th, 2017, to ban all motorbikes by 2030 to ease environmental and congestion woes. The decision to do so swiftly divided the capitol, where two-wheel motorcycles and motorbikes are viewed as a man's means for transportation. ( When I was there in 1972-73, Danang, Vietnam was packed with these low cc bikes. A lot of Honda 50cc and 90cc bikes. I watched as a man transported his family of 6-people on his bike. Some men carried their mobile stores on their bikes and they were a main transportation for both military and city police to patrol with. Most people can't afford cars and by now I imagine the gas prices over there are far worse than ours, here in Alaska. It's going to prove interesting.)
Global Times: Mexico City, "Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on the Aztec Society." Tower, discovered underneath the center of Mexico City, amounted to hundreds of skulls embedded in it, including women and children's skulls. This has raised new questions about Aztec's culture of sacrifice.
Global Times: Nepal- over 6,000 cases of people being victim to human trafficking, with 4,000 still missing from a single year's activity. Human trafficking has significantly increased in Nepal- shown by the report for 2015-2016 fiscal year report by National Human Rights Commission.
Global Times: United Nations reports there are more than 7-million child migrants on the move, from West and Central Africa. This is due to the violence , poverty and climate change. (That is a whole lot of kids, with most of them headed for Europe, the rest making there way up through Central America and Mexico to reach the United States.)
Iran Herald: Israel: Prime Minister Netanyahu is reportedly "pushing forward with plan to build housing units in East Jerusalem, but Human Rights Group now condemn his plans."
Washington Free Beacon: U.S. Resident Nizaq Zakka, imprisoned in Iran, is in "poor health" from a hunger strike he began over his lengthy prison sentence. A Lebanese Citizen, he has been detained in Tehran's Evin Prison sense the fall of 2015. He was arrested for espionage and his American lawyer says existing physical problems are not being addressed. He was denied all medical and consular services, He was also moved in to solitary confinement as punishment for the hunger strike. He was sentenced to ten years of confinement based on "accusations" that he was spying for the United States. Zakka is one of four permanent US residents or US citizens currently jailed in Iran.
Free Beacon: Canada to award ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee millions in compensation. Omar Khadir admitted to the killing of an American soldier in Afghanistan. He is to receive an official apology from the government and about $8 million dollars as compensation for his time at the Guantanamo Bay Prison.
Free Beacon: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations, (UNESCO) is set to vote on a resolution proclaiming that Israel has no sovereignty in Hebron, part of the West Bank. This move will deny Israel's control over Jerusalem, its Capitol of Israel and other holy sites. (For the last 10-years UNESCO has shown itself to be pro-Muslim and this move could cause war to break out over the control of Jerusalem.)
Jerusalem Post: England- Orthodox Jewish grade school in the UK has failed to pass its third inspection. The reason being the school refuses to teach about "Sexual Orientation". This is a Jewish elementary girl's school, and the staff refuses to teach 3 to 8-year olds about homosexuality.
( I doubt the girls this age could even understand it, as a lot of high school males have a hard time grasping this subject matter.)
Spiegel News: Germany- German Chancellor Merkel is "famous" for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by America's National Security Agency, "Spying among friends, that isn't done," As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, targeting the White House. (Shame on you.)
Central Asia Times: Uzbekistan announces it has "no plans to rejoin a post-Soviet security bloc, led by Russia." stated by Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov.
Central Asia Times: ASEAN (Alliance of South East Asian Nations) academics want India to play a leadership role in improving connectivity, commerce and security.
Thailand News (the Nation)- Bangkok Governor has scrapped a proposal for the city to purchase 200,000 polo-shirts, embossed with a front emblem at the price of Bt 248 a piece. (In my time, that would've to about $13.00 in American. That could make it worth about $46 American now. Sort of expensive, even for the tourist trade. That didn't say in the article but had they placed the recently deceased King's photo on it, then they would've sold out. In Thailand, the people really love their royalty. Before each movie is played in theaters, the national anthem is played and the king's photo is shown. If you fail to rise, you might not ever leave that theater alive. You also never stepped on their currency, it has the king's photo on it and showing the bottom of your foot is the ultimate insult. An American soldier was reported to have released a Bt $20 bill, while he was counting his money and stepped on it to prevent it from blowing away. He was shot dead by a traffic cop. There is a lot more, but for right now it is taking them a year to bury their king. A lot of ceremonies.)
Manila Times- European Union Parliament approves first EU-Cuba co-op deal, despite lingering concerns over human rights violations in the communist ruled country. The pact was signed in Strasbourg, France.
Taipei Times: U.S. and Taiwan have agreed on re-establishing regular visits by US Naval Vessels to the Port of Kaohsiung or "other suitable ports", and allow the US Pacific Command to "receive ports of call" by the Taiwan Navy.
Telegraph UK: ISIS "want its own navy for their attacks on Cruise Ships in the Mediterranean Sea, NATO is very concerned about this report.
Telegraph UK: Italy has called on European countries to seize migrant ships as Italy struggles with record number of migrants moving into their country. While Libya claims the NGO Boats are being used as Migrant Taxis.
Telegraph UK: Libya- Gaddafi's son has been released from Libyan Jail, despite being wanted for "Crimes against Humanity".
Okay, that's it for now. Mona needs me to help he make the bed. God Bless, you all. BILL