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The New Israeli-Palestinian War

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new-logo25Cassandra Anderson

 

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“Other critics have speculated that the kidnappings were a false flag set-up by Israel on their own countrymen in order to weaken and de-ligitimize the new Palestinian unity government between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which is heavily opposed by Netanyahu. “

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Israel has authorized calling 40,000 reserve troops for active ground duty as the government considers a ground invasion of Gaza.

Israel has been bombing Gaza since June 29th in heavy airstrikes, in response to rockets shot across the border by Hamas.  Israel is vowing to stamp out rocket attacks with more bombs and has ruled out a cease-fire at this time.

Here is a synopsis of how this current mess got started:

Three Israeli teenage boys were reported kidnapped on June 12, 2014 in the West Bank.  Their bodies were discovered on June 30th. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu immediately blamed Hamas, even though the incident occurred near the West Bank which is governed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), not Hamas.  Hamas operates in Gaza.

Netanyahu said that Hamas would pay.  Hamas denied the charges of kidnapping the boys.  Israel has failed to present specific evidence against Hamas.

There was no strategic benefit for Hamas to kill the three Israeli boys.

Israel censored the media from reporting on a phone call from the boys the night that they went missing.

Israeli police received a phone call from 16-year-old Gilad Shaar, one of the kidnapped boys, on June 12th.  The call was recorded and gunshots could be heard in the background after the abductor told them to put their heads down. The police claim that they thought the call was a prank. 

Why would Israel ban the media from reporting on the phone call that indicated the boys were dead?

Critics say that Israel used the opportunity over the next 18 days before the bodies were discovered to arrest more than 400 Palestinians and to conduct aggressive searches on 1300 sites, including homes in the West Bank. Five Palestinians were reported to have been killed during the search operation.
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Bobbing and Weaving on Hobby Lobby

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new-logo25 Alieta Eck, M.D.

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The recent “Hobby Lobby” Supreme Court decision defended the rights of the owners of a company to refuse to fund a health plan that covered abortifacient “contraceptives.” The Hobby Lobby owners argued that such medications violated deeply held religious beliefs. So for now, by a disturbingly close 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court has asserted that government has no right to force business owners to violate their conscience—provided that the business is “closely held.” More

Minnesota Schools: Common Core and Mental Health

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new-logo25Marti Oakley       © 2014 All Rights Reserved

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“Each bill appears to be based on the self-sustaining quota systems used by Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services estimating the number of individuals they anticipate herding through the system in order to fulfill estimated quarterly quotas tied directly to continued funding, grants and subsidies.”

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The active attack on public education through the Common Core curriculum has now taken one giant step forward as Minnesota and other states passed aggressive mental health laws directed at our children. Several additional public schools in the state will now have [mental health] clinics on site as the programs become established; clinics that will be used to aggressively label the greatest number of children possible as having one or more mental disorders. Tied to these bills are massive government subsidies and other targeted funding.

28681_1thIn other words, our children will be traded for dollars regardless of the lifelong damage that will be the result from the assessment of fictional mental disorders; an assessment which will follow them for the rest of their lives whether real or just imagined by a mental health provider. Many will become dependent on the highly addictive psychotropic drugs known as neuroleptics and will suffer from a myriad of adverse side affects.

Project AWARE :Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

This federal level project would have been more aptly titled “schools collecting allocated money for kids”, or the SCAMkids project.

“Dr. Karen Effrem, president of the national watchdog group, Education Liberty Watch, is sounding an alarm about Common Core, the federal education standards that almost all states are adopting by accepting federal “Race to the Top” funding. Under Common Core, Effrem said, students’ personal information increasingly is being collected, measured and assessed while the standards shift the focus away from academics and toward psychological training and testing of personal attitudes and behaviors. “

Minnesota alone has allocated 45 million to jump-start the psychological training of kids:

Under five-year grant contracts with the department, 36 mental health organizations will provide school-linked mental health services to approximately 35,000 students in more than 800 schools across 257 school districts and 82 counties by 2018. More than half of those students will receive mental health services for the first time.

Why does that statement make me cringe? Maybe its the unfettered access to more than 35,000 students and the ensuing data mining that will also be relentlessly conducted, and stored in permanent lifetime files for easy access by insurance companies, federal and state agencies and eventual employers. More

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