Friday, November 17, 2017

MIGRANTS BEING SOLD AS SLAVES IN LIBYA

After EU efforts to block migrants from crossing the Mediterranean from Libya, thousands are left stranded the hands of the human traffickers, some of whom are selling them as slaves

Libya opens investigation into slave auctions following CNN report

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN

November 17, 2017

Migrants being sold as slaves

(CNN) - Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday.

"A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation," Anes Alazabi, an official with the internationally recognized government of Libya's Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, told CNN.

"Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin."

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400.

Alazabi's agency will be overseeing the probe. Part of its work will be to assess whether all the locations of these auctions are under the control of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

The International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental organization based in Geneva that focuses on migration management, welcomed the investigation. But its chief of mission for Libya warned in an interview with CNN's Nima Elbagir "that the smuggling networks are becoming stronger, more organized and better equipped."

"We definitely welcome the news for any investigation and we hope that this will cover not only this case but definitely all the cases of abuse and violence against migrants in Libya," Othman Belbeisi said from Tunis.

CNN's Alex Platt and Raja Razek traveled with Elbagir to Libya in October after obtaining footage of a migrant auction.

At a property outside the capital of Tripoli, CNN witnessed a dozen men being sold like commodities -- some auctioned off for as little as $400.

CNN was told of auctions at nine locations across Libya, but many more are believed to take place each month. CNN believes some of the auction sites are in territory controlled by the GNA, but others are not; the GNA does not control the entire country.

Libya has long struggled to cope with an influx of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to transit in Libya before traveling to Europe with the help of smugglers.

Estimates from the United Nations put the number of migrants in Libya at 700,000. For years, migrants crossing the Mediterranean have brought with them stories of beatings, kidnapping and enslavement.

Many make harrowing journeys from West African countries. Those migrants who do make it to Europe are often too terrified to go on the record about their ordeal.
CNN has also provided the evidence of slave auctions in Libya by unscrupulous smugglers to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

CNN's Madalena Araujo contributed to this story.

MASSACRES CONTINUE UNNOTICED IN INDONESIA


An Indonesian organization representing victims of the mass killings of 1965-66 has located 16 suspected mass graves in central Java that may contain the remains of 5,000 ....
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  • Organization representing victims of the mass killings of 1965-66 has located 16 suspected mass graves in central Java that may contain the remains of up to 5,000 victims.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

CAN WE PUT AN END TO CROHN'S DISEASE ?


Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects nearly one million children and adults in the United States.

Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study, published online this week in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of "good" bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known as urease, may be an effective approach to better treat these diseases.
 
"Because it's a single enzyme that is involved in this process, it might be a targetable solution," said the study's senior author, Gary D. Wu, MD, associate chief for research in the division of Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "The idea would be that we could 'engineer' the composition of the microbiota in some way that lacks this particular one."
 
An imbalance in the gut microbiome -- more "bad" bacteria than "good" -- is known as dysbiosis, which is caused by environmental stressors, such as intestinal inflammation, antibiotics, or diet. Gut dysbiosis is believed to fuel Crohn's disease and other diseases, but the mechanisms behind that relationship is not fully understood by researchers looking to strike a healthier, bacterial balance for patients. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects nearly one million children and adults in the United States.
 
In a series of human and mouse studies, the researchers discovered that a type of "bad" bacteria known as Proteobacteria feeding on urea, a waste product that can end up back in the colon, played an important role in the development of dysbiosis.
 
The "bad" bacteria, which harbor the urease enzyme, convert urea into ammonia (nitrogen metabolism), which is then reabsorbed by bacteria to make amino acids that are associated with dysbiosis in Crohn's disease. "Good" bacteria may not respond in a similar manner, and thus may serve as a potential therapeutic approach to engineer the microbiome into a healthier state and treat disease.
 
"The study is important is because it shows that the movement of nitrogen into bacteria is an important process in the development of dysbiosis," Wu said. "It also proves using a single enzyme can reconfigure the entire composition of the gut microbiota."
 
The research was conducted by Wu and colleagues from Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), under the PennCHOP Microbiome Program with funding from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
 
To investigate the role of nitrogen metabolism in dysbiosis, the researchers performed a metabolomic analysis characterizing small molecules in fecal samples from 90 patients with Crohn's disease from the Pediatric Longitudinal Study of Elemental Diet and Stool Microbiota Composition (PLEASE) study and 26 healthy children.
 
The results showed that fecal amino acids, a result of bacterial nitrogen metabolism, were significantly associated with Crohn's disease, dysbiosis, and an abundance of Proteobacteria in patients. That led the researchers to track nitrogen metabolism activity in the mouse models to help reveal mechanisms that might be targets for the treatment of disease.
 
To show that urease regulated bacterial nitrogen metabolism and leads to dysbiosis, the microbiome's slate had to be wiped clean before the microbiota could be engineered into a specific configuration. Researchers previously showed pretreating mice with antibiotics (vancomycin and neomycin) and polyethylene glycol (PEG), an intestinal purging agent used by patients in preparation for a colonoscopy, significantly reduced the bacterial load enough to create an opportunity for a newly introduced bacterial community to establish themselves.
 
Using this approach, in the current study, researchers showed that inoculating pre-treated mice with a single bacterial species, Escherichia coli, altered the gut microbiome in a significant way, depending on the presence of urease. Mice injected with urease-negative E. coli did not lead to dysbiosis, while mice with urease-positive E. coli did. The urease-positive E. coli also exacerbated colitis in the mice.
 
Similar to mice, treating five human subjects with the same two antibiotics and PEG also successfully reduced bacterial load in their intestinal tract by 100,000-fold, suggesting that it might be possible to engineer the composition of the gut microbiota in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
 
"Now that we can effectively reduce bacterial load in humans it may now be possible to engineer the microbiota into a different configuration in a manner similar to what we have achieved in mice," Wu said. "Although we're closer now, there is still more work to be done."
 
In fact, the Penn and CHOP team are currently conducting a therapeutic clinical study in patients with refractory Crohn's disease using a strategy based on data from this study that focuses on deeply altering the gut microbiota.
 
"The outcomes of this study and the analysis of collected biospecimens will be an important first step in building a technology platform to engineer a beneficial composition of the gut microbiota for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases," Wu said.
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Josephine Ni, Ting-Chin David Shen, Eric Z. Chen, Kyle Bittinger, Aubrey Bailey, Manuela Roggiani, Alexandra Sirota-Madi, Elliot S. Friedman, Lillian Chau, Andrew Lin, Ilana Nissim, Justin Scott, Abigail Lauder, Christopher Hoffmann, Gloriany Rivas, Lindsey Albenberg, Robert N. Baldassano, Jonathan Braun, Ramnik J. Xavier, Clary B. Clish, Marc Yudkoff, Hongzhe Li, Mark Goulian, Frederic D. Bushman, James D. Lewis, Gary D. Wu. A role for bacterial urease in gut dysbiosis and Crohn's disease. Science Translational Medicine, 2017; 9 (416): eaah6888 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aah6888

SAVE THE HUMAN RACE. CULL THE EXCESSES


The decision comes after a campaign by the NRA on behalf of big game hunters. The president's sons Donald Jr (left) and Eric Trump (right) have previously been on big game hunting trips to Africa (pictured)


SAVE THE HUMAN SPECIES. CULL THE EXCESSES.

IT'S CLEAR TO ANY THINKING PERSON THAT THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

REFUGEES ARE FLOODING EUROPE AND AMERICA. THERE ARE FOOD SHORTAGES. PEOPLE KILL EACH OTHER TO GAIN THEIR WEALTH, THEIR LAND, THEIR MONEY.

WE NEED TO CULL THE HUMAN RACE, STARTING WITH THE RICHEST MEN ON EARTH.

WE COULD USE THEIR BODY PARTS TO HELP HEAL POOR SICK PEOPLE BECAUSE THE RICH TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEIR BODIES.

WE SHOULD CONSIDER WHAT IS REALLY GOOD FOR THE HUMAN RACE, A CLEANSING OF THE EXCESSES, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE SO MANY ASSETS TO BE SHARED AMONG THE NEEDY. DONALD TRUMP'S WEALTH, FOR EXAMPLE, COULD PROBABLY SUPPORT HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT CHILDREN.

SAVE THE SPECIES, SHARE THE WEALTH. CULL THE RICH TO SAVE HUMANITY.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/politics/elephant-trophies-us-restrictions-zimbabwe-zambia/index.html
 

ME TOO - DR HAZELTINE - MONTREAL RAPIST


ME TOO - RAPISTS AND MOLESTERS

I DON'T USE TWITTER, BUT I HAVE A "ME TOO" STORY THAT I HAVE WANTED TO TELL FOR MANY YEARS.

THIS IS NOT MY STORY, SO I HAVE RESISTED TELLING IT BEFORE BUT, SINCE MILLIONS OF WOMEN ARE NOW TELLING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH MOLESTATION AND RAPE, I WANT TO TELL MY FRIEND'S STORY - BECAUSE, EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - SHE IS NOW A GRANDMOTHER - SHE STILL REFUSES TO SPEAK OUT. HER ABUSER IS DEAD AND STILL, SHE WON'T TELL. WHY?

BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HURT THE FAMILY OF HER ABUSER. SHE SUFFERED SO TERRIBLY FOR SO LONG, AND SHE WORRIES ABOUT HURTING HER ABUSER'S FAMILY !

IT MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE 1970'S. THE PLACE: EITHER THE MONTREAL GENERAL HOSPITAL OR THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL IN MONTREAL.

MY FRIEND WAS A STUDENT NURSE. A DOCTOR WAS ASSIGNED TO HELP THE YOUNG STUDENT NURSES WITH ANY PROBLEMS THEY MIGHT HAVE WHILE STUDYING AT THAT HOSPITAL.

HIS NAME WAS SOMETHING LIKE HAZELTINE.

MY FRIEND REALIZED THAT DR. HAZELTINE WAS DRUGGING HER AND MOLESTING HER WHILE SHE WAS SEMI CONSCIOUS.

SHE NEVER TOLD FAMILY, FRIENDS OR THE LAW.

SHE WAS TOTALLY TRAUMATIZED. SHE SPENT YEARS IN THERAPY WITH A CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR WHO TOLD HER TO REPORT THE CRIMINAL - BUT SHE NEVER DID.


I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT PIG, DR. HAZELTINE, MOLESTED OTHER NURSING STUDENTS TOO. 

MY DEVOUT CHRISTIAN FRIEND DOESN'T WANT TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, BUT I DO. I AM ALL ABOUT JUSTICE.

IF ANYONE RECOGNIZES THAT DR. HAZELTINE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

TRUMP-THE-DESTROYER APPROVES SLAUGHTER OF ELEPHANTS

International outcry as Trump allows big game hunters (like his sons) to bring severed African elephant heads and tusks back to the US as trophies in blow to campaign to ban Ivory trade. Animal rights groups around the globe have condemned the 'reprehensible' move by Donald Trump. The ban on importing elephant trophies was brought in by the Obama administration in 2014


  • Trump's sons Donald and Eric are pictured with big game they killed.

  • Fish and Wildlife Service claims sport hunting is part of 'sound management' 
     
The Trump administration has reversed a ban on the importing of trophies from elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, to outcry from wildlife organisations across the world.
The move overturns the ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014 and is a heavy blow to the international campaign to end the ivory trade, whose backers include Prince Harry and Prince William.
It also comes after the president's sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, were heavily criticized in 2012 after being photographed with a leopard and other big game kills including an elephant.
Though elephants are listed as endangered species, the hunting and killing of them is legal in parts of Africa and the Trump administration argues it helps manage their population numbers.
International wildlife organisations have reacted with fury to the Trump administration's decision to let big game hunters bring elephants trophies back to the U.S. Donald Trump Jr is pictured with the tail of an elephant  on one of his hunting trips to Zimbabwe in 2011
International wildlife organisations have reacted with fury to the Trump administration's decision to let big game hunters bring elephants trophies back to the U.S. Donald Trump Jr is pictured with the tail of an elephant on one of his hunting trips to Zimbabwe in 2011
The decision comes after a campaign by the NRA on behalf of big game hunters. The president's sons Donald Jr (left) and Eric Trump (right) have previously been on big game hunting trips to Africa (pictured)
The decision comes after a campaign by the NRA on behalf of big game hunters. The president's sons Donald Jr (left) and Eric Trump (right) have previously been on big game hunting trips to Africa (pictured)
Donald Jr  seen here with a 40" Cape Buffalo Bull, which his tour guide said he shot with 'the precision of a true marksman. The Trump administration said managed hunting can benefit the conservation of some species
Donald Jr  seen here with a 40" Cape Buffalo Bull, which his tour guide said he shot with 'the precision of a true marksman. The Trump administration said managed hunting can benefit the conservation of some species
Eric Trump its atop one of their kills. In his responses to critics on Twitter, Donald Jr said that the animals were used as meat for hungry villagers who do not often eat the animals
Eric Trump its atop one of their kills. In his responses to critics on Twitter, Donald Jr said that the animals were used as meat for hungry villagers who do not often eat the animals
The U.S Fishing and Wildlife Service said, as it announced the decision, that new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia supports reversing the ban to allow trophy hunting permits in those countries.
In a statement, it said: 'Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.'
However, wildlife organisation across the globe have condemned the decision and argue that it will only encourage illegal poaching of elephants.
The Humane Society of the United States said banning trophies from Zimbabwe should continue because it is 'one of the most corrupt countries on Earth'.
The country's deposed leader Robert Mugabe celebrated his birthday by dining on an elephant, said the society.
Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive, said: 'It's a venal and nefarious pay-to-slay arrangement that Zimbabwe has set up with the trophy hunting industry.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5088227/Ban-elephant-trophies-Zambia-Zimbabwe-lifted.html#ixzz4ybgZ0KNY 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

THE CRIMES OF EVANGELICALS - THEY WOULD KILL JESUS


Republican "Christians" say they will support a rapist - Roy Moore - rather than a Democrat. They support rape in Jesus' name. But don't be surprised. Many of these so-called "evangelicals" also support Hitler to this very day - and the Ku Klux Klan.

If Jesus were to appear in the American South today, these so-called "Christians" would kill the dark-skinned Jew without hesitation.

Why do people follow evangelists, even when their misdeeds are well known?

There was JIM AND TAMMY FAYE BAKKER

American televangelist Tammy Messner was born on March 7, 1942, in International Falls, Minnesota. She married fellow devout Christian Jim Bakker, and together they hosted television ministry shows in the 1960s and '70s, including The 700 Club and the Praise the Lord Club. In 1980, scandal ensued when Jim Bakker was caught having an affair with his church secretary, Jessica Hahn. Numerous other affairs surfaced, and the Bakkers fell from grace. In 1989,

Jim Bakker was convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Around the same time, Tammy filed for divorce, which was finalized in 1992.

And

This is a list of scandals related to American evangelical Christians.

(Roman Catholic clergy and high-profile leaders from New Religious Movements are not within the scope of this list.)

List of American evangelical Christians involved in scandals

1.1 Aimee Semple McPherson, 1920s–1940s
1.2 Lonnie Frisbee, 1970s–1980s
1.3 Marjoe Gortner, early 1970s
1.4 Billy James Hargis, early 1970s
1.5 Neville Johnson, 1983
1.6 Jimmy Swaggart, Marvin Gorman, Jim and Tammy Bakker, 1986 and 1991
1.7 Peter Popoff, 1987
1.8 Morris Cerullo, 1990s
1.9 Mike Warnke, 1991
1.10 Robert Tilton, 1991
1.11 Melissa Scott, 1992
1.12 Jim Williams, 1994
1.13 W. V. Grant, 1996 and 2003
1.14 Bob Moorehead, 1998
1.15 John Paulk, 2000
1.16 Roberts Liardon, 2001
1.17 Paul Crouch, 2004
1.18 Paul Cain, 2005
1.19 Kent Hovind, 2006
1.20 Ted Haggard, 2006
1.21 Paul Barnes, 2006
1.22 Lonnie Latham, 2006
1.23 Earl Paulk, 2007
1.24 Coy Privette, 2007
1.25 Thomas Wesley Weeks, III, 2007
1.26 Joe Barron, 2008
1.27 Todd Bentley, 2008
1.28 Ergun Caner, 2010
1.29 George Alan Rekers, 2010
1.30 Eddie L. Long, 2010
1.31 Marcus Lamb, 2010
1.32 Vaughn Reeves, 2010
1.33 John Langworthy, 2011
AND JIM JONES

Jim Jones, by name of James Warren Jones    (born May 13, 1931, near Lynn, Ind., U.S.- died Nov. 18, 1978, Jonestown, Guyana), American cult leader who promised his followers a utopia in the jungles of South America after proclaiming himself messiah of the Peoples Temple, a San Francisco-based evangelist group. He ultimately led his followers into a mass suicide, which came to be known as the Jonestown Massacre (Nov. 18, 1978).

                              http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/55595/Jim-Jones

In the 1950s and '60s in Indianapolis, Ind., Jones gained a reputation as a charismatic churchman, and, after moving his headquarters to northern California in 1965 (first settling near Ukiah and then in San Francisco in 1971), he apparently became obsessed with the exercise of power. In the face of mounting accusations by journalists and defectors from the cult that he was illegally diverting the income of cult members to his own use, Jones and hundreds of his followers emigrated to Guyana and set up an agricultural commune called Jonestown (1977). As ruler of the sect, Jones confiscated passports and millions of dollars and manipulated his followers with threats of blackmail, beatings, and probable death. He also staged bizarre rehearsals for a ritual mass suicide.

On Nov. 14, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan of California arrived in Guyana with a group of newsmen and relatives of cultists to conduct an unofficial investigation of alleged abuses. Four days later, as Ryan's party and 14 defectors from the cult prepared to leave from an airstrip near Jonestown, Jones ordered the group assassinated. When he learned that only Ryan and four others (including three newsmen) had been killed and that those that had escaped might bring in authorities, Jones activated his suicide plan. On November 18, he commanded his followers to drink cyanide-adulterated punch, an order that the vast majority of them passively and inexplicably obeyed. Jones himself died of a gunshot wound in the head, possibly self-inflicted. Guyanese troops reached Jonestown the next day, and the death toll of cultists was eventually placed at 913 (including 276 children).

And there was DAVID KORESH and the Branch Davidians that ended in a holocaust of fire.