A dear friend of the family, Miss Rose, eldest of 10-children, went south to visit her brother and while there, her sister-in-law died. Rose extended her visit to help out. But she is asking for prayer. "Donald" is in the anger and grief stage over his loss of his wife. These are older people and they'd been married for sometime. So, we're asking for prayer for Donald, to help him through this painful time. Also for his health, as his body is being tasked greatly to deal with his loss. So, for you prayer warriors, lift Donald up for emotional and physical healing and strength during this time.
If anyone else has a prayer request and would like to use this journal in asking for help, contact me and I'll post it. Jesus said, whenever two of you come together in my name..., but I also think 30-40 warriors is a big help.
I've been reviewing my news sites from 6/27 until today and I have a lot of them. As I've said before, I try to write about the worldwide news stories that are not being printed. I may mess up a time or 50, but I do try. I am reviewing 34 sites at the moment and several of them ARE propaganda pieces put out by the state- Like China, Russia, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, Egypt ...list is long. You'll note I use Global Times, this is a Chinese owned paper, put out by the communists. I also used Gatestone Institute News Service, which is a Jewish paper put out in the European Union. I try to weed out the propaganda pieces, or research the story through other sites to confirm its right. I provide only the headlines, or a synopsis of the story, and this allows you the name of the site so if you want you can dive deeper into it.
I am not into anti-Semitism, for I am part Jewish on my mother's side. I do not hate Muslims, but I dislike radical Muslims. I also dislike radicalized Christian denominations who believe they are the only true religion and cause pain and grief to others. My mother raised me not to become a racist, and a true-believer in the U.S. Constitution and our Bill of Rights. My mom didn't want me to become a racist, as she became and she knew it was wrong. She was persecuted at a young age for being German, second-generation and she attended public schools right after World War I. It had its effect on her. I was a kid watching the night's sky burning during the LA. Watts Riots and later found myself right in the middle of the Phoenix, Arizona Riots. During my first year in the Air Force I was on the riot squad working two large riots at Whiteman Air Force Base and 7-years later helped stop a riot from breaking out at Edwards Air Force Base, California. But, the worst racism I ever experienced was in Thailand. A lot of Vietnam veterans ended up being in stationed in Thailand, supposedly to help with the communist rebels. Never saw a rebel and out base was not attacked while we were there. But here, it was one race against another...Brown power (Hispanics), White Power- sort of a Nazi grouping and Black Power- Afro Americans. I can't recall the Orientals involved in all this. But working Town Patrol, we found ourselves right in the middle of it. But then the Thais got into it, they became a Hispanic, Black or White, calling each other our sickening names for one another. We responded to a report of a brawl right outside the gate, only to find two women going bare knuckles and calling each other by these racial "words". My partner was Black and I was White, we couldn't believe it. We had brought our racism to Thailand, transforming a country's cultural to the worst, with all thanks to American troops. Hate. That what racism is about. Being a retired police officer, I am sickened by all the officer-involved shootings. A lot of these city cops should of never been accepted, but some were innocent. Others belong in prison. But, what this has caused across the nation are officers too frightened to do their jobs, as they are trained. I've seen racism here in Alaska. When I first arrived in Fairbanks in early 1978, I walked into a bar and they had two drinking fountains; one for Whites and the other for Natives.
You may not know this, but the name "Eskimo" is not a nice title for the coastal Natives of Alaska. In their Native language, "Eskimo" has a derogatory meaning- "Fish eater". Sort of like calling a Black the "N" word or a White- "Honky". So, I no longer use Eskimo. This was shared with me by Inupiat's, who are coastal Natives. There are three tribal groups among the coastal Natives and the Aleuts populate the Aleutian Chain of Southwest Alaska. Just thought I'd share that with you, in the event you wondered why I no longer use that word.
Let's go to the news for the last few days:
Gatestone Institute News: "Violence Against Women,"the last (worst) rankings of the Global Gender Gap Index of the World Economic Forum , (show) the 128th to 144th, are without exception overwhelmingly Muslim countries, including Turkey at the 130th placement." A 2016 study by Turkey's Family and Social Policies Ministry showed 86% of Turkish women have suffered "physical or" physiological violence at the hands of their partners or family. In 2016, a UN debate concerning the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), voted to blame Israel that there is a "clear linkage between prolonged occupation and violence", but Palestine failed to show data this was based on.
Gatestone: England's Domestic Security Agency (MI5), reveals it has identified 23,000 Jihadist extremists living in Britain.
Global Times: Japan- 3 former executives at Fukushima's Nuclear Plant, are now standing trial for their part in the 2011 nuclear disaster. Thousands are still unable to return to their homes, near the damaged plant. Animals, still running free on the land, that are contaminated. Land is still contaminated and will be for a lengthy spell. Meanwhile, radioactive material still leaking from the main plant is still pouring into the North Pacific waters. This began in 2011 and that flow, for nearly 6-years, cannot be doing any good to our fish life. British Columbia announced earlier of how their beaches were showing radioactive contamination, but somehow it ended right at the border with Alaska. Personally, I quit eating shrimp and crab from the Pacific as these critters consumer little critters off the bottom. No word that fisheries are using Geiger-counters to check their loads coming in. So, if you see a fisherman glowing in the dark, I'd recommend you bypass him or her.
Global Times: Europe- Heads of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOG), in Germany,( speaking on comet and asteroid hitting the planet) stated last Friday, "Sooner or later we will get... a minor or major impact", "The risk that earth will get hit in a devastating event one day is very high." "We have no active planetary defense measures." Last December European Ministers declined to fund such a project. 90% of the known asteroids in the dinosaur-killing range pose no immediate threat. But one 40-meter space rock caused the largest impact in recent history, when it exploded in Siberia, June 30th, 1908. It flattened 80-million trees over 2,000 sparsely populated square kilometers. An area bigger than Greater London. Such events average every 300-years or so. Another unknown is the long-period comets; wanders in our Solar System that can take centuries or a millennia to orbit the Sun, and whose passage has never been recorded.
Global Times: China's military-Navy, has launched its first homegrown 10,000 ton missile destroyer. This size matches the U.S. Aegis Destroyers.
Gatestone: Have religious wars returned to England, after 5-centuries? Last religious execution was Thomas More, who in 1535 was executed for his Catholic faith. Tim Farrow, member of parliament and party leader for the Liberal Democrats, refused to state whether he considered "Homosexuality" as a sin and he gave "ambiguous" answers on abortion. His political career was "sacrificed" on an "almost identical ideological alter as Thomas More." He resigned as party leader, "condemning liberal fascism" of "moral pygmies". He also stated in his speech, "We are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant , liberal society."
Gatestone: U.S,-American imans of the Muslim faith have stated sharia law" Does not presume to replace American Law." (With sharia law) But, that's exactly what it does do. It violates the Bill of Rights, which have protected Americans for over 200-years (added to with the Civil Rights bill). Islam, based on its own Qur'an, ( also spelled as Koran or Quran), desires to destroy non-Muslim governments. "America's fear of sharia law is anything, but 'silly'."
Telegraph Germany: Chancellor Merkel has given gay marriage vote a "green light".
Taipei Times: US and Australia have started "biggest-ever Joint Military Exercise" "Some view it as a show of force-largely."
Taipei Times: Students complain about "Internship" in ASEAN Countries (10 of them), "Being treated like cheap labor." Students required to pay for own plane tickets and other fees from $40,000 to $50,000 . Manager say the projects were intended to provide learning opportunities , and not career options. "Students should not hold such high expectations." Businesses state, " They already provide room and board t students in the programs. ( But major companies in Asia have been caught using white slavery, who also provide room and board. This internship word may not fit in with the current usage of the word, where Interns are trained up in their career choice to become "journeymen" type employees.)
Taipei Times: "Vietnamese blogger, known as "Mother Mushroom", is going on trial for anti-state propaganda. Rights group, (which is uncommon in a communist-held government), decried the charges are "outrageous" and demanded her immediate release. Defendant Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quyna, was arrested last October for violating Article 88 of the Vietnamese Criminal Code. She's been held incommunicado with no access to lawyers until June 20,2017. She was arrested while visiting a fellow activist in prison. New York based Human Rights Group, urged Vietnam to release her this week. "The scandal here is not what Mother Mushroom said, but Hanoi's stubborn refusal to repeal draconian rights- abusing laws that punish peaceful dissent and tarnish Vietnam's International reputation," stated by Director Robertson and the EU has also called for her release.
Global Times: Chinese literature must "reflect core socialist values". Chinese authorities will be screening online literary websites, requiring online novels "must reflect core socialist values and abide by moral norms." ( Communist party appears to be having trouble with the literary rebels. Communists leaders have such a hard time letting go of their dream world. They've been told over and over that communism cannot work, as the leaders always want to use the little man to make their billions of dollars. Communism, never took in the human factor, of a person who wants more than his neighbor, or he won't share what he has with another who lacks. The Lord taught on, if you have two coats give one to the man who has none. Karl Marx wanted to copy this, but without the Lord's involvement. As a result, the rich became richer and the poor died by the thousands from starvation and plague.)
Russian Herald: "Two More European Commission Cases Pending Against Google", European Commissions hefty $2.7 Billion fine on Google- will be drop in the bucket in the ocean if the search engine giant doesn't mend its ways. Fine issued for "Breach EU Antitrust Rules and faces fines of up to $2722 million a day if it continues to breach the rules. Case involved Google's abuse of its market dominance, in giving an illegal advantage to another Google Product- its comparison shopping service.
Russian Herald: Philippine Army reveals rebel forces in besieged city of Marawi is forcing female hostages into sex slavery. Rebel Army reported to be Muslim and Communist.
Moscow Times: Poll from Moscow shows 10% of Russian still struggling to buy food. Russian senators threatening to "clampdown" on foreign media. Russia blocks Google temporarily in tax dispute. Russia to face further "doping" at Sochi Olympics, says IOC Head. ISIS reportedly kills 250-children by "kneading " them in a large bread machine.
Gatestone: Story by Bassam Tawil. Palestinian children become the latest victims in Palestinian President Abbas's war against the Hamas. Abbas has already reduced electricity and medical supplies, and now cutting off salaries, to Muslims living on the Gaza Strip. He is hoping the people will rise up against the Hamas, meanwhile Israeli hospitals continue to treat Muslims in need of medical aid. Abbas has had a grudge against Hamas since the Islamist movement expelled the Palestinian Authority and their loyalists from the Gaza Strip 10-years ago. "Abbas's war on the Hamas may seem justified . Nonetheless, it smacks of hypocrisy and is accompanied by a smear campaign against Israel."
Telegraph-Germany: German Parliament has voted a law that includes to fine up to 44-million pounds on Facebook and YouTube, if they fail to remove hateful posts in a timely manner. Law to go in effect in October. Law will require internet giants, who have over 2-million users nationally, to find and delete posts containing "evidently unlawful" abusive material within 24-hours to avoid penalty. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter will be in violation, if they don't change their way."
Guardian: Los Angeles, California- "At night on skid row, nearly 2,000 homeless people are forced to use just nine toilets." These are stalls WITHOUT doors. Based on a United Nations "Long Term Refugee Camps", Los Angeles in only providing 10% of the needed toilets. One toilet stall for every 20-people and LA is either ignoring the problem and openly violating the UN Resolution, or the Mayor likes the smell. This is just one of the social problems that lead to criminal acts, protests and possibly a riot. A riot would cost more than 180 porta-potties.
IRAN Herald: "McDonald's" hamburger joints have been hit by a huge controversy in India: 43 of 55 outlets shut down due to health license problems. Day to day operations have on-going legal tussles. ( For a country that mostly holds the cow as Holy and untouchable, (Hindi)McDonald's must have to sell a lot of chicken and fish filets. No more Big Macs.)
Global Times: South Sudan- Country bans sale of live chickens amid fear of further spread of Bird Flu.
Telegraph-UK: China says legally binding Hong Kong Had-over Treaty with Britain has "no practical significance."
Telegraph-UK: Teachers in Britain, at EVERY school, to receive special-training in Mental-Health issues. ( We should have this same rule, and require it for all law enforcement agencies.)
Thailand-"The Nation" News: "Beijing's South China Sea outposts early set for missile deployment". 3 of these contested South Chine Sea reefs are close to being ready for deployment of military assets, including mobile-missile launchers. According to satellite photographs of the Spratly Islands, Beijing has built 12-hardened shelters, 4 more than in February, 2017. These models come with retractable roofs that can house the missile launchers. They have also constructed radar towers and come protected by anti-aircraft weapons. China still claims nearly all of the South China Seas, despite counter-claims by Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam. ( Originally, these islands were only reefs, then China brought out massive amounts of rock and then dirt to build these into usable installations. One or more now comes with a runway, capable of handling Chinese fighters.)
Manila Times: President Duterte's proposed Tax Reform Bill "Would lower income tax rates, but increases taxes on fuel, sugar and sweetened beverages. That could make 60-million Filipinos poorer because of basic goods and services will be higher." This was warned by a law maker on July 1.
Asia Times: "Russia quietly begins building third military base in Syria."
Asia Times: Fears rise in Indonesia Gay Community as authorities target people, "Instead of safeguarding their rights, following several police raids and public humiliation." Photos showed a Homosexual being "caned" in front of a crowd.
New Arab News: Egypt- Dubai's Head of Security Dhahi Khaltan, lashed out at Qatar on social media, accusing Doha of orchestrating a global conspiracy to destroy the Arab World.
Egypt News: Egypt has reportedly raised fuel prices by 55%, as local currency has problems.
Gatestone News: Report by Yves Mamov, "Next stage is that if most Muslims consider a veil and Hala food as Islamic obligation, they will soon ask for sharia law and Islamic courts- (In Europe), as in Great Britain." Hala foods is food religiously permitted and major world companies, such as Nestle, will begin line of foods for the Muslims. But the word "Hala" was said to have been recently invented as a commercial marketing tool.
If America were to allow sharia law and Islamic Courts, which is a major mistake, the Hispanic and Oriental people groups will be demanding their own courts and elected judges. Our justice system has survived about 241-years, If we begin tearing up our laws to satisfy religious bodies and the various racial groups, we might as let down the curtain on what America stands for, and go home. Making sure to lock your door and be heavily armed. Sharia Law demands for death on several of its offenses and women...they will not like it. Mormons will once more fortify Utah, as they tried to do in the 1800s. When people come to live in America they agree to recognize our laws as theirs. Now they want to change that, just like the neo-Nazi movements and the American Communists movement. As I stated several times before, for the radicalized Muslim, the last book of the Qur'an calls for the death and destruction of all non-believers. It Demands it.
Before the time of Saladin, king of the Muslim world, when the 3rd Crusade went into the Holy Land. The Jews, Muslim and Christians lived together in Jerusalem. But, Saladin came forth and he, and King Richard fought for the city. Finally, a peace came, but this was lost by the coming of the 8th,9th, 10th and 11th Crusade. Each Crusade supported by the Catholic Church to free Jerusalem away from the Muslims. This upset everything. But for a time, these three religious groups fought together- they were friends, allies and a lot of marriages occurred between the groups. You might watch the "Kingdom of Heaven", which gives to a piece of what actually happened. It was then nearly a thousand years before the Jews were able to lay claim to half of Jerusalem. The 6-day War, which was clearly a miracle for the Jewish State, settled new borders for Israel, who pretty much allows the Muslims to have use of their Holy sites. A lot of people tend to forget Islam did not come into being until 700 A.D. Nazism came about in 1933, Communism started in 1916, with the end of World War I and the death of the Czar, and his family-who were executed by the communists. The KKK came into being at the end of the Civil War, started by Confederate General Bedford Forrest. Black Panthers were first noticed in 1966- I believe, but might be 1967. Slavery, it began back in Biblical days with the enslavement of the Hebrew people group. But Slavery still goes on in Asia, Russia and the Middle East. They call it White Slavery, but its multi-racial.
School is over. Hope you were able to read all the way through it. Last item: My editor-Susan Smith, has wrapped up her chore of editing "Blake's War." Had to re-do it for all the errors we found. Susan is nice as she does my editing from her love for our family. Book to go back to publisher on Monday. So, if you can recommend my first western, I would really appreciate it. If it sells, books 2-4 will be out soon. They still need editing.
Next book to come out will be "Legend of Silene", a fable take-off of the St. George and the Dragon story. I have notes for others if this one works.
Well, that is ALL for now. I got to go let the ankle-biters in, before some hawk, eagle or barn owl swoops in to carry them off. God Bless, BILL