July 24, 2014
The following is a snippet I pulled out of an article circulating in Greece as well as other countries due to social networking connections. Read through the snippets, I will share a few remarks along with the link to the complete article.
Εκ πρώτης όψεως, ίσως να μη φαντάζει ως ο πιο άμεσος τρόπος για να σταματήσουμε τους σκοτωμούς, αλλά η ιστορία μας έχει δείξει πως όταν το οικονομικό κόστος της κατοχής μεγαλώνει, τότε ανοίγει ο δρόμος προς την ειρήνη. Κάνε κλικ για να ζητήσεις από 6 μεγάλες τράπεζες, συνταξιοδοτικά ταμεία κι εταιρίες να αποσύρουν τις επενδύσεις τους απ΄τα κατεχόμενα. Αν ο καθένας και καθεμιά από εμάς συμμετέχουμε στην έκκληση τώρα, μπορούμε να δημιουργήσουμε μια πραγματικά παγκόσμια κατακραυγή που θα τους αναγκάσει να αποσύρουν τις επενδύσεις τους -- η οικονομία του Ισραήλ θα ταρακουνηθεί κι έτσι θα ανατρέψουμε τα όποια πολιτικά οφέλη επιδιώκονται μέσα απ’αυτή τη διαμάχη. Μέσα σε πέντε εβδομάδες, τρεις ισραηλινοί έφηβοι δολοφονήθηκαν στη δυτική όχθη, ένα αγόρι απ΄την Παλαιστίνη πυρπολήθηκε ζωντανό, ένα παιδί Αμερικανικής υπηκοότητας ξυλοκοπήθηκε βάναυσα απ’την ισραηλινή αστυνομία και πάνω από 40 παιδιά της Γάζας έχουν σκοτωθεί από ισραηλινές εναέριες επιθέσεις. Δεν πρόκειται πλέον για Παλαιστινιακό -- πρόκειται για έναν πόλεμο εναντίων αθώων παιδιών κι ο κόσμος έχει αρχίσει να αναπτύσσει ανοσία στις εικόνες παγκόσμιας ντροπής.
TRANSLATES to THIS:
At first glance, might not seem to be the most direct way to stop the killing, but history has shown us that when the economic costs of the occupation grows, it opens the road to peace. Click to ask six major banks, pension funds and corporations to withdraw their investments APTA occupied. If each and everyone of us involved in the appeal now, we can create a truly global outcry that would cause them to withdraw their investment - the economy of Israel shaken so would subvert that political benefits from such a sought through controversy. Within five weeks, three Israeli teenagers were murdered in the West Bank, a Palestinian boy aptin burnt alive, a child brutally beaten American citizenship AP'TIN Israeli police and more than 40 children have been killed in Gaza by Israeli air strikes. There is no longer a Palestinian - this is a war against innocent children and the world has started to develop immunity to the images global shame.
The ENGLISH VERSION from the ORIGINAL Website:
This may not feel like a direct way to stop the current killing, but history tells us that raising the financial cost of oppression can pave a path to peace. Sign the petition on the right and call on 6 key banks, pension funds and businesses to pull out -- If we all take smart action now and turn up the heat, they could withdraw, the Israeli economy will take a hit, and we can turn the calculation of the extremists politically profiting from this hell upside down.
In the last five weeks three Israeli teenagers were murdered in the West Bank, a Palestinian boy was burnt alive, an American kid was brutally beaten up by Israeli police, and now over 40 Gazan kids have died in Israeli air strikes. This is not the "Middle East conflict", it's becoming a war on children. And we are becoming numb to this global shame.
H/T: Ισραήλ-Παλαιστίνη: Έτσι θα τελειώσει
Last time I checked Israel is not “the occupation” in Gaza! I guess anti-Semitism is at an all time high in Greece as well as other countries. Greeks forgot about the Greek Jews who were murdered by Hitler. They look at what is happening in Gaza and they blame Israel. Well, what about Hamas!? Is Israel supposed to sit back and take it? No, I don’t think so.
The most disturbing thing about this article are the translations! If you take the Greek and plug it into Google Translate the English is very different from the English Article that is offered on the same site.
They have the nerve to say “history tells us” – really? What does history tell us? Is it your version of history? Is it history omitting facts over time or is it propaganda?
Why should Israel “take a hit” economically when they are already taking rockets from Hamas?
H/T: Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends
If you read through the English version it’s pretty horrifying how they’ve painted Israel. Can you even for a single second believe that they acknowledge Hamas as a body of people who are already under “crippling sanctions?”
Israel is the size of New Jersey and they are surrounded by people whose goal is to wipe them off the planet. Have you ever read the charter of Hamas? Don’t read the Greek version! Read it from the Yale website and then translate it to the Greek language.
I don’t know if this AVAAZ.org is a Greek website. I do know there are many translations at the top of the page that have gone wrong.
Israel is not the occupation in Gaza. It is Hamas that is the occupation in Gaza. Instead of boycotting Israel and getting in bed with Hamas, the nations should be getting together to help Israel stop Hamas from terrorizing the innocent civilians on both sides.
July 22, 2014
Once again—trust your own instincts and anxieties, especially those concerning people who claim that dominating others, violence, war, or some other violation of your conscience is the grand solution to some problem. Do this even when, or especially when, everyone around you has completely stopped questioning authority. Recite to yourself what Stanley Milgram taught us about obedience: At least six out of ten people will blindly obey to the bitter end an official-looking authority in their midst. ~Martha Stout
July 2, 2014
ME: You can't force a Christ follower to help you murder your baby.
BOB: A Christ follower. How many adopted children do you have Christ follower?
ME: --->> Foster Mom raises her hand and waves at Bob <<---
BOB: Foster does not count!
ME: Humor me, Bob. Tell me why fostering kids with the option to adopt doesn't count. What kind of kid will work to match your sensibilities?
BOB: Adopt, buy a car, pay for college, keep the child until the day he dies as yours claim him. Getting paid by the state to take care of kids for short periods of time is hell for the kids and very NOT Christian. You are as bad as Islam. Like the Taliban you would have all believe in your religion to their detriment. You would have all follow your rules. FOSTER WITH AN OPTION TO ADOPT!! YOU ARE NOT RENTING A HOUSE YOU MORON. Keep your kind of GOD and Christian religion to yourself. I do not believe you, I think you lie, and are NOT a Christian. It's time to tax the church.
ME: We don't foster for the money and yes we would adopt every child that comes into our home if we could. Unfortunately our Government doesn't work that way. It's pretty clear from the vile you spew that you don't understand how the foster care system works. We will love every child that comes to our family and they will all know they are loved and that someone cares. We also try to love their biological families whenever possible. It's complex, too sophisticated for you to understand. Especially while you are busy making yourself look like an ASSHOLE. Have a GREAT day, BOB.
Back to Hobby Lobby—A Christ Follower doesn’t stop following Christ when they open up a business. Hobby Lobby still provides birth control minus the 4 methods that go against the conscience of the owner of that business. Also, just because our Government can steal or confiscate the money we earn doesn’t mean we have to agree to funding the death of pre-born human beings. Religious Liberty is protected by the Constitution of the United States of America whether you sit in your car, house, plane, or train. Without life there is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness. How can you pursue anything if you are dead? You can’t!
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In response to yesterday's Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict made the following statement:
It's strange that liberals and conservatives are making this ruling out to be a huge deal. All the ruling does is remove a very narrow coverage requirement, in very specific cases; 99.9 percent of Obamacare is upheld.
It's true that closely held corporate entities should not be forced to pay for this particular contraceptive coverage. But focusing on that narrow issue misses the bigger point: No employer should be forced to provide any health coverage at all.
This ruling just draws the line between freedom and regulation arbitrarily. If these employers are free to ignore this particular mandate, why aren't other employers free to ignore other Obamacare regulations? They should be.
Obamacare is unjust and unconstitutional from top to bottom. No employer should be forced to provide health coverage to its employees, or penalized by government if it doesn't.
Religion is not the issue. The fact that these employers have religious motives doesn't matter. Employers have the right to associate freely with their employees, and to come up with any mutually agreeable employment terms, whether their motives are religious, secular, generous, greedy, or whatever.
This ruling is a tiny island in a huge sea of Supreme Court rulings that have supported the federal government's desire to regulate and control.
Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark said, "Cutting the government requirement that birth control be purchased only with a prescription and making it over-the-counter would advance liberty by giving easier access to birth control for people who want it without putting their employer in the middle of their personal choices. Government doesn't make men get prescriptions for condoms, there's no reason it should make women get prescriptions for birth control pills."
The Libertarian Party platform contains the following health care plank: "We favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want (if any), the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions. People should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines."
Hat Tip: Libertarian Party: Libertarians respond to Hobby Lobby ruling
Amen! Hallelujah! Praise be to God! Hobby Lobby secured the right for all Americans to be a Christian even at work! Remember that Hobby Lobby does not discriminate or influence what its employees do; it wants nothing to do with employees' reproductive decisions. Employees want to be on birth control pills, fine. They want to kill their babies, fine. But Hobby Lobby doesn't have to fund it. That's all Hobby Lobby ever asked for, that's all the court granted, and that's 100% protected by the Bill of Rights. –JV