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Why Americans Believe that Bombing Hiroshima was Necessary

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new-logo25kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

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An estimated 80,000 innocent civilians, plus 20,000 weaponless young Japanese conscripts died instantly in the Hiroshima bombing raid. Hundreds of thousands more suffered slow deaths and disabilities from agonizing burns, radiation sickness, leukemia, anemia, thrombocytopenia and untreatable infections. The Japanese survivors and their progeny suffered a fate similar to the survivors and progeny of America’s “Atomic Soldiers”. (Atomic Soldiers were those soldiers who were exposed, in the line of duty, to the hundreds of nuclear tests in the 50s and 60s or to the depleted uranium that the US military used in the two Gulf Wars.)

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August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman when he announced the event to the American people.

The whole truth of what the Nuremburg tribunal would later help define as an international censorwar crime and a crime against humanity has been heavily censored and mythologized ever since war-weary Americans in 1945 accepted the propaganda that the bombings were necessary to shorten the war and prevent the loss of a million US soldiers during the allegedly planned November 1945 invasion.

Of course, the reason that the United States wasn’t sanctioned like Germany was for the Jewish holocaust was that America was the victor and the occupier and thus it was in charge of making and enforcing the rules in the New World Order.

The United States military ambushed the equally defenseless Nagasaki City three days later with the second atomic bomb to ever be used against a civilian population (that no longer had any military value to Japan). “Fat Man”, the plutonium bomb named after Winston Churchill, was detonated before the Japanese leadership fully understood what had happened at Hiroshima.

Lies my History Teachers Told Me

My high school history teachers all seemed to be ex-jocks who weren’t athletically talented enough to make it to the majors. The main chance for them to continue playing games for pay was to join the teaching profession and coach high school athletics. American history was of secondary importance in many small town high schools but it hardly made the list of interests for coaches, who reluctantly accepted the job; and so my classmates and I “learned” our lessons from some very uninspired, very bored and/or very uninformed teachers who would rather have been on the playing field.

In my coach’s defense, the history books that they had to teach from had been highly censored in order to promote patriotism; and so we “learned” that most everything that the “noble” British colonizers and “honorable” US empire builders ever did in the history of warfare was self-sacrificing, democracy-promoting and Christianizing – and that everything their freedom-seeking, revolutionary colonial victims did was barbaric, atheistic and evil. Anybody who resisted colonial oppressors was treated as a terrorist.

It was from these history books that we learned about the “glorious” end of the war against Japan via nuclear incineration. Everybody in my high school, including myself, swallowed the post-war propaganda hook, line and sinker.

50,000 American soldiers deserted or went AWOL during WWII

Of course, I now realize that my classmates and I, just like most other Americans (including the volunteer or conscripted members of the military), have been naïve victims of “lies our history teachers taught us”. In their defense, those teachers had been misled in their own schooling by equally mis-informed teachers who got their information from a variety of dis-informers who wrote the books: and those authors were the war- and empire-justifying militarists and assorted uber-patriotic pseudo-historians who had been duped into believing the myth of American exceptionalism.

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Evidence, nuance, & Persuasion

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new-logo25 James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Does overwhelming evidence persuade? Generally not, surprisingly. Because Americans at least, by and large, tend to accept, with little or no effective questioning, the official explanations of a rapidly growing number of horrific events — of which the JFK assassination and 9/11 are only the most prominent examples – either based on trumped-up (good word!) or no credible evidence at all.

Meanwhile, purveyors of alternative explanations and narratives, including scores of untitled,,,top-notch, impeccably credentialed, and highly reputable scientific investigators, have produced by now thousands of highly persuasive documents, books, and documentaries garnering scores or hundreds of irrefutable facts implicating insiders and point-by-point expositions of necessarily elaborate plots. And read and digested by mostly us activists ourselves. In response, the general public remains inert and unmoved, and more often than not, indignant at even the best-intentioned iconoclasts ineptly trying to disabuse them of their (note the word!) blissful preferred ignorance. After all, no one likes to be woken up from the “security” of a sound and pleasant sleep.

Part of our problem for certain is nuance.  Streamlined simplicity carries the day almost always. Most people aren’t news nerds, deep investigators, or eager buyers of highly unpleasant realities that, if embraced, are likely to get them into an awful lot of trouble as well as spoil their day. And there is a growing perception currently that we are drifting through shark-filled waters, making it advisable to stay inside the boat, with plenty of examples of the sorry fates of those why didn’t. It’s not so much a matter of people believing what they want to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, as of people declining to embrace something proven to be imprudent, dangerous, and practically-speaking (just ask them), totally useless.

Think of your family sitting around the big table at holiday time. At least, your relatives aren’t likely to actually kill you over your unpopular, however evidence-driven views about 9/11. But you might not get invited back next year if you open your mouth too often for comfort and might even find yourself shunned before dessert rolls around. But, at least you won’t have to listen to credible, focused counter arguments that bolster the official position, because there aren’t any.

In fact, whatever headway you can reasonably hope to make with your self-protecting kin or anyone else inclined to push back has got to be achieved very quickly. You’ve got to be prepared to state irrefutable points in rapid-fire fashion, 1, 2, 3. Because that’s all the time and attention you’re ever likely to get. So, be prepared. And though even (if not especially) your own kin are likely to explode, erupt, or play hurt in response, you’ve given them a gift of something not too difficult to remember, to ponder alone and maybe even check out. And note, the genius of this approach is not that you’ve foisted on them a whole seminar or the equivalent of an 18-page well-reasoned technical paper. Quite to the contrary.

Prepare, be forearmed, and you can wade even into online blogs you know will be predisposed to hostility from the first clue. Find a way to insert yourself into a thread on a however remotely related subject in such a way as to succinctly assert at least a couple of unanswerable points of 9/11 evidence, provide a couple of choice web site links, and get out, leaving them showering obscenities on the snippets of text you’ve left behind while mumbling innocuously in their beards or beers or both. I did that last weekend, joining an online blog discussion of a hit piece/hate piece article in National Review, an unapologetically bitter right-wing rag. I quickly got as scurrilously savaged as a rat in a pit-bull ring, but picked up as a reward almost four-hundred instant visits to this web site. Do things like that. Be fearlessly persistent! No one kills you on the internet. (It’s later.) Don’t go for soft targets all the time. Make people think for whom thinking is a revelation, who have never thought or have forgotten how. Politely slam hard-right and left-gatekeeper bullies in the gut, those Fox-fed jackals who assume themselves well-insulated from raw reality’s ravenous rigors. Understandingly shame them that they don’t know… well… anything when it comes to reality, and ever so gently persuade them that they’re not alone and why they need to either learn and pass it on or die stupid. (Because, if you know but rest on what you know, due to fear, dread, complacency, or ennui, you’re a worse obstacle than those who don’t or don’t want to know.) Cynicism has already changed the world as much as it’s ever going to.

If you’d like to stimulate viral readership of any of the articles posted here (www.911grassroots.org), leave a comment, pro, con, or otherwise, to ignite a discussion – the more the better – it works!

SONYA MUHAMMAD M.A. MFCC, PPS……ADHD Myth & dangers of psychotropic drugs

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You Can’t fight city hall! …Or can you?

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A TALE OF A SMART CITY: RE-ENGINEERING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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new logoChuck Frank

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If last weeks Sanctuary Cities expose’ wasn’t enough to stir the senses, it’s time to take a look at the present administration’s latest diversification blueprint for affirmative and alternative
living. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is ready to re-engineer your neighborhood, but remember, it’s for the “good of the whole.” In other words, these communist feds are on a manifesto mission to micromanage public housing and zoning and change the socioeconomic, racial, religious and ethnic mixture of nearly every American neighborhood, regardless of sexual orientation or individual rights. And this is the wisdom offered for a smart city?

More than 1,250 municipalities across the land of the, not so free, will be asked to diversify their neighborhoods or risk losing HUD’s housing manna. Karl Marx would be thrilled beyond measure with this angle.

But, you say that you are opposed to mixing good ole suburbia with urban city dwellers and that you will now spearhead a movement to stop it? That may not be a bad idea, even though you might be put on Big Brother’s watch list.

“Putting decisions about how local communities are run in the hands
of federal bureaucrats is an assault on freedom. Local autonomy is
essential to liberty.” Marc A. Thiessen; Washington Post, 6/7/15

So, this calls for wisdom. Don’t wait for HUD and your elected county supervisors and community development planners to redesign a neighborhood that is already free from drugs and crime. Just make sure the idea never gets off the ground. Begin to educate administrators about the dangers of in-culturating unstable and rebellious people into an already stable and peaceful environment, because in the end, HUD will destroy that stable community to where
it will become infected with the same mega problems that already plague the unstable one.

If we recall, the same people who came to us with the “let it burn” forestry management polices and the thousands of factory closures are also the very same people who will bring us a re-engineered neighborhood that will destroy itself quite rapidly.

House of Lords: America in the Balance
Charles W. Frank
Available in bookstores, amazon.com & Tate Publishing

Backyard Chickens Must Be Registered in North Carolina for Your Own Safety

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 By Daisy Luther

There isn’t much that feels more self-reliant than going out to your backyard hen house to get fresh eggs for breakfast.  There’s no need for USDA approval, you know what your hens have been eating, and you don’t have to pay a premium price and hope that the farm who raised the chickens that laid those grocery store eggs actually treated the hens humanely. Bonus points if the bacon you fry up comes from a local farm, and bonus BONUS points if you raised that little piggie yourself. Raising backyard chickens is incredibly rewarding.

It’s pure freedom, this control over your own food.

Of course, until you have to register your chickens. Then, as food freedom activist Joel Salatin says, “Everything I want to do is illegal.”

With so many people moving towards self-reliance, you had to know it was only a…

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Saving the near extinct donkeys of Bonaire with Marjorie Farabee (Wild Horse Freedom Federation) and Sean Paton (BICEPS Bonaire) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 7/29/15)

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Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , July 29, 2015

4:00 pm PST … 5:00 pm MST … 6:00 pm CST … 7:00 pm EST

Listen to the live show (Here!)

You can also listen to the show on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

You can call in with questions during the 2nd half hour, by dialing (917) 388-4520, then pressing 1.

This is a 1 hour show.  It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.

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 Our guest tonight will be SEAN PATON, a freelance writer and journalist, radio host (Forum Antilles) and active environmentalist, who lived on Bonaire for 12 years, is founder of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) BICEPS BONAIRE (Bonaire Island Coastal & Environmental Protection Society) and BICEPS WORLDWIDE.

Tonight’s show will be hosted by MARJORIE FARABEE, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the Equine Mgr. of Todd Mission Ranch (home of TMR Rescue) and founder of Wild Burro Protection League.  Marjorie spent 6 weeks (2 trips) investigating the donkeys of Bonaire.

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TO LISTEN TO THE MOST RECENT ARCHIVED SHOWS:

1/28/15 – John Holland, President of Equine Welfare Alliance, with an update on horse slaughter issues. Listen HERE.

2/11/15 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, and Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation: The PZP debate. Listen HERE.

2/18/15 – Gail Fagan, spokesperson for Help Alberta’s Wildies (HAW), a group of concerned Canadians who have been fighting to save the remaining wild horses, called “wildies,” from being culled in Alberta, Canada. Listen HERE.

2/25/15 – Janine Blaeloch, Founder & Director of Western Lands Project (fighting to keep public lands public) on industrial solar plants, and BLM & Forest Service land swaps. Listen HERE.

3/4/15 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation with an update of the Wyoming checkerboard case and the captured wild horses. Listen HERE.

3/25/15 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation & Sean Paton, founder of BICEPS Bonaire and radio host of Forum Antilles, talk about the endangered donkeys of Bonaire. Listen HERE.

4/8/15 – Erik Molvar, the Sagebrush Sea Campaign Director for WildEarth Guardians, talks about retiring livestock grazing permits, oil and gas issues, a uranium mine in Wyoming and public lands issues. Listen HERE.

4/15/15 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on western wild horses under siege. Listen HERE.

5/6/15 – Marjorie Farabee, Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and Simone Netherlands, founder of respect 4 horses organization, on the BLM’s plans to remove wild burros from the Black Mountain HMA in Arizona. Listen HERE.

5/13/15 – HOWARD LYMAN, (featured in Cowspiracy and author of “Mad Cowboy” and “No More Bull.”) Lyman stated his opinion of the risk of Mad Cow disease on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996, and he, Oprah and Harpo productions were sued by Texas cattlemen.  Listen HERE.

6/17/15 – R.T. and Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation on equine disaster preparedness and evacuation.  Listen HERE.

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