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UK version of Justina Pelletier case? Family arrested for fleeing to Spain to seek alternative treatment for sons' brain tumor

Aysha King
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File photo issued by Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014 of Ashya King
The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.

Britain has become riveted by the case of little Ashya King, whose parents plucked him from a hospital in southern England and fled to Spain amid a dispute over treatment - with British justice close on the family's heels.

Brett and Naghemeh King signaled Monday they would fight extradition, defying doctors and the legal system as a British court considers a ruling on forcing the family to come home.

"I'm not coming back to England if I cannot give him the treatment I want, which is proper treatment," Brett King said as he cradled the child in a video posted before his arrest. "I just want positive results for my son."

The Kings are seeking a new type of proton beam radiation therapy that typically costs at least $33,000. The Southampton General Hospital says that more conventional methods have a very high chance of succeeding. It said that while proton beam therapy is effective for some tumors, in other cases "there isn't evidence that this is a beneficial treatment."

Comment: This case is similar to that of Justina Pelletier, where the hospital and police have decided that they know what is best for children and are willing to kidnap children and arrest parents for daring to disagree with a diagnosis or treatment protocol. It's becoming frightfully obvious that the State wishes to eliminate parental rights. So we have now entered a new era of medical blackmail where some are finding the hard way how few rights they have and how fascist their medical "care" system really is.

Justina Pelletier's family promises to sue Massachusetts for abducting their daughter
Ashya King case: Missing boy with brain tumor alive in Spain, parents arrested

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Wishful thinking? Putin hopes common sense prevails and West cooperates to end sanctions war

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© RIA Novosti / Alexey Nikolsky
September 1, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Russia and the west can return to normal cooperation from the current mutually damaging "war of sanctions," as Europe ponders whether it should go further in penalizing Moscow.

"Concerning limitations in trade and economic activity, at the end those who are implementing this policy will suffer most of the harm," Putin said, speaking at a meeting Monday devoted to supporting investment projects in Russia's Far East.

"I hope that common sense prevails and we will work in a normal, modern way," he added. "And that neither we nor our partners suffer losses from these mutual pinpricks."

Earlier Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believed it was still possible to return to "pragmatic cooperation" between Russia and the West.

"But for that, we need to abandon the futile policy of ultimatums, threats and sanctions," Lavrov said.

By imposing sanctions, the US and the EU are simply pushing Russia toward shifting its cooperation priorities from the West to the East, he added.

Comment: The West would do well to heed Putin's conciliatory comments, however they are woefully adept at cutting off their noses to spite their faces, so it's questionable at this point if common sense will prevail:

Sanctions blowback: US shoots itself in foot again and the money goes to China
More sanctions blowback: EU countries whine that Russian food embargo is hurting their economies
Sanctions against Russia starting to backfire, particularly in Germany

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Radio show host Mike Malloy tries to discuss Israel-Palestine conflict with zionists


Watch: US broadcaster Mike Malloy wipes the floor with Israel apologists


Reasoning with a Zionist is an oxymoron. It is as self-contradictory as saying something is falsely true.

This, we have no doubt, is the conclusion everyone who has tried to have a rational, fact-based debate with Zionists would have drawn.

If that is also your experience - or if you have never had the misfortune of debating with a Zionist - then you will want to listen to the two short clips below from Mike Malloy's radio show.

For those who don't know him, Malloy is a self-syndicated American radio broadcasterfrom Atlanta, Georgia, who describes himself as "a traditional liberal democrat doing his part to return the Democratic Party to its liberal roots".

In this clip, he routs a Zionist caller who uses the jaded argument that Israel, the aggressor and occupier, has a right to defend its ill-gotten gains.

Comment: The are a few reasons why Mike Malloy - or anyone for that matter - cannot explain to or enlighten zionists as to why Binyamin Netanyahu and the government of Israel are behaving psychopathically. The first is that most zionists are programmed from a very early age to believe that Israel must defend itself; that's to say that Israel must defend itself, and, also, Israel must defend itself. In other words, Israel must defend itself. That's it. There is NOTHING - ever, provided in the way of objective facts or a true history of the conflict to let them understand that the Palestinians were, and still are, victims of a very systematic program of Ethnic Cleansing.

Secondly, the pathological programming that is zionism is hard-wired. This means that most people would have to undergo a great deal of mental and emotional pain to even bring themselves to the point of being receptive to the idea that they may be wrong about what they believe. How many people are willing to undergo such pain since it is so much easier to go with what they 'know' and remain comfortable with the programs they've lived with for so long?

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BigPharma manufacturers of addictive painkillers providing financial support to 'anti-drug' coalitions to prevent marijuana legalization

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BigPharma wants to keeps its drug profits and is countering the movement to legalize marijuana
Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, did several stints in rehab after crashing his car into a barricade on Capitol Hill in 2006, a headline-making event that revealed the then - US congressman for Rhode Island had been abusing prescription drugs, including the painkiller OxyContin. Kennedy went on to make mental health - including substance abuse - a cornerstone of his political agenda, and he is reportedly at work on a memoir about his struggles with addiction and mental illness. In 2013, he also helped found an advocacy group, Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), which has barnstormed the country opposing the growing state and federal efforts to legalize pot.

Taking the stage to rousing applause last February, Kennedy joined more than 2,000 opponents of marijuana legalization a few miles south of Washington, DC, at the annual convention of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), one of the largest such organizations in the country.

"Let me tell you, there is nothing more inconsistent with trying to improve mental health and reduce substance-abuse disorders in this country than to legalize a third drug," Kennedy boomed. The former congressman also praised his fellow speakers for standing up to the "extremist responses" from legalization advocates.

Given that CADCA is dedicated to protecting society from dangerous drugs, the event that day had a curious sponsor: Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxy-Contin, the highly addictive painkiller that nearly ruined Kennedy's congressional career and has been linked to thousands of overdose deaths nationwide.

Prescription opioids, a line of pain-relieving medications derived from the opium poppy or produced synthetically, are the most dangerous drugs abused in America, with more than 16,000 deaths annually linked to opioid addiction and overdose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined. The recent uptick in heroin use around the country has been closely linked to the availability of prescription opioids, which give their users a similar high and can trigger a heroin craving in recovering addicts. (Notably, there are no known deaths related to marijuana, although there have been instances of impaired driving.)


Comment: For organizations who claim to have the interests of society at heart by countering drug addiction, the fact that their financial support derives from the makers of some of the most deadly narcotics that kill more than heroin and cocaine combined is jaw-dropping!


Comment: While we don't recommend the use of any drugs, it must be stated that these organizations attempting to prevent the legalization of a relatively harmless substance while promoting the use of drugs that have unleashed an ongoing epidemic of addiction and deaths, is completely psychopathic!

Updated tally of all the people who have ever died from a marijuana overdose (Hint: it's less than 1 and more than -1)
In 13 "medical pot" states nearly 25 percent lower opioid painkiller overdose deaths
Let's end the prescription drug death epidemic

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'Paranoid' FL divorce judge accused of punishing woman who refused Facebook 'friend' request

Judge Linda Schoonover
© via official Florida court webpage
Judge Linda Schoonover
A Florida judge who is being investigated for sending a Facebook "friend" request to a woman whose expensive divorce case she was deciding is asking the state's Judicial Qualifications Commission to dismiss the charges against her, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

In an August 25, 2014 hearing, Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover was charged with three dozen counts of improper conduct. Schoonover claims that all the charges should be dismissed because three allegations were removed from official court documents, which she believes means the Judicial Qualifications Commission needs to formally restart its entire investigation.

The charges stem from behavior that fellow lawyers and judges described to The Orlando Sentinel as "bizarre," "inexplicable," "disruptive," and "paranoid."

For example, Schoonover secretly installed a camera in chambers because she believed employees at the courthouse had bugged her office, and she wanted to record video of them retrieving the recording equipment. She contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and turned over the video. The FDLE reported that there were men in the crawl space above her courtroom, but they were heating and air conditioning contractors.

She also punished a local real-estate agent with a harsh debt and property ruling after the woman refused her Facebook "friend" request. Schoonover is also accused of refusing to listen to the testimony of a litigant because "he annoyed her."

Russell Hershkowitz, who is one of 17 lawyers whose cases Schoonover is barred from hearing, said that "she's got too much power and lacks the ability to control herself."
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Will the Ferguson shooting bring about a change in the police state?

© (Reuters/Larry Downing)
We remember Michael Brown and all the other victims of police brutality, including dogs
Only time will tell, but is it too soon to guess whether the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown will mark a turning point in our march toward tyranny in America? There are signs that this could be the case. Yes this could be an overly optimistic assumption about the current direction of the police state in America, but there is a slight chance that the consciousness that came with the Ferguson shooting may have been a badly needed cure to the metastasizing police state problem.

Before anyone makes assumptions of how naive I'm being or overly optimistic, let's clarify. We are in a battle of competing paradigms and competing consciousness. One important thing to note about the police state is that authority, control, intimidation and police state madness is itself a real-time live form of consciousness. In this police state consciousness we can confirm the typical officer becomes consumed in their role. This disconnected behavior had been confirmed in previous psychology experiments, and we know how governments carefully train police to do as they are told. Add to that, the influence of the culture of police and what we see is a group of people acting within their own (twisted) consciousness to oppress others without consequences. We saw this in Nazi Germany and many other examples throughout history.


Comment: Let's not forget that law enforcement agencies in the U.S. receive training from Israeli security forces. If you have been wondering why some police officers apart from murdering black (and white) people beat up and sexually assault women, kill dogs, threaten, handcuff and arrest young children and so on, there is your answer.

"Israeli forces and US police departments are so entrenched that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has opened a branch in Tel Aviv. "

See: Psychopathic Israel-trained police "occupy" Missouri after killing of black youth


Comment: Only time will tell whether there will be a shift in the police state. It would help us, if good and decent police officers refused to do what they were told and side with the People.

2 + 2 = 4

Jewish ID politics and my criticism of Jewish 'left'

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Extraordinary Tales, Extraordinary Writers: My name is Cara St.Louis and this is my show. Conversations with some of the most extraordinary people I have ever met. You will be seeing it as an acquisition elsewhere later. Please feel free to share. I bring you World Class Illustrator and Writer, Bridget Marzot and World-Renowned Jazz Artist and philosopher, Gilad Atzmon.

© Gilad Atzmon
Part 1

Part 2


Comment: Readers might be fascinated to read Gilad's book, The Wandering Who?

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Donetsk and Lugansk state their terms for staying part of Ukraine (UPDATE)

novorossiya
© ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze

Comment: UPDATE: Apparently, leaders of both DPR and LPR have denied these reports (sources in Russian).



Comment: Russia has started using the term 'Novorossiya' to refer to the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in its official statements and documents these last few days. Putin even went so far as to refer to the 'state' or 'statehood' of the Republics in a recent interview, which was immediately picked up by media as an endorsement for the republics' independence. While Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said there was no official endorsement independence, adding that the areas should remain part of Ukraine, we wonder if this was Putin's subtle hint to Kiev: if it comes to it, Moscow will officially recognize Novorossiya. That could lead to more substantial support. Now, DPR and LPR, who have been pounding Kiev forces (retaking Lugansk airport and in the process of taking Donetsk's) -- and who have just recently called for nothing less than full independence -- come back with this compromise.


Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (LPR and DPR) said on Monday they will make every effort to preserve Ukraine's unity if Kiev accepts their demands.

Representatives of LPR and DNR have made public their position for the meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine in the Belarusian capital Minsk that begins later on Monday.

They say "equal talks are the only acceptable means for the settlement of the conflict and restoration of peace". They also base on principles worked out at the Geneva meeting of representatives from Russia, the US, the European Union and Ukraine on April 17, 2014.

Vice-Premier of the DPR Andrei Purgin said on Monday he brought proposals for the contact group's meeting to reduce the duration of combat operations and the number of victims. "I've arrived here with proposals to find common points. They contain eight or nine points," Purgin said before the contact group's session. "These are initial proposals for the consultations," he added.

Purgin said he did not expect a major breakthrough at the Minsk meeting. "This is an initial stage. It can hardly end with something drastically big," he added.

Comment: Could this be another offer Kiev can't sanely refuse, but which -- if they do refuse -- will end up backfiring and working to Russia and Novorossiya's advantage? (Kind of like the proposed humanitarian corridors for surrendering Kiev troops, rejected by Kiev but accepted by some individual commanders, thus making Putin look the savior to the mothers and wives protesting in Kiev.) However it turns out, it's better than a movie, that's for sure!

Nuke

Nightmare to continue: Fukushima governor okays nuclear waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies

Ice wall construction in Fukushima
© Reuters
Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014.
Fukushima's governor has officially agreed to allow the country's authorities to store radioactive waste for 30 years in two municipalities in exchange for 300 billion yen ($2.89 billion) in subsidies.

"It's a difficult decision, but I want to accept the construction plan," Governor Yuhei Sato told journalists on Saturday.

Sato told The Japan Times he accepted the plan because he sees it as "necessary to advance decontamination and realize recovery of the environment."

The mayor's formal acceptance should be also sent to Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara and Reconstruction Minister Takumi Nemoto on Monday, and he is also set to meet with the country's premier Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

On Wednesday, two Fukushima prefecture municipalities made the decision that they would accept the government's package of subsidies, allowing to build the storages.

"We succeeded in greatly deepening (local officials') understanding (of our storage facility plan)," Nobuteru Ishihara, environment minister, told journalists on Tuesday, as quoted by The Asahi Shimbun media outlet, following his meeting with members of the town assemblies of Futaba and Okuma.

Comment: Oh good, they are going to store the nuclear waste near the damaged reactor in the area affected by the earthquake and the tsunami. Sounds like good sense. Should be REALLY safe there.

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Ashya King case: Missing boy with brain tumor alive in Spain, parents arrested


Naghemeh King and Brett King, the parents of five-year-boy Ashya King in this combination of undated handout photos released by Britain's Hampshire Police on Aug. 29.
The parents of an ill 5-year-old British boy suffering from a brain tumor are under arrest and the child is receiving medical care at a Spanish hospital after police in that country stopped their car Saturday and ended a furious two-day international manhunt, authorities said.

The ill boy, Ashya King, was found safe with "no visible signs of distress" after police in the Malaga region of Spain pulled over their Hyundai at just before 10 p.m. local time, Hampshire constable Chris Shead told reporters. It is unknown why his parents, Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, took the child, whose condition requires complex care that police feared the couple would be unable to safely provide on their own.

Comment: If interested, there is a petition located here asking for both the release of Brett and Naghemeh and allowing them to choose the most appropriate care for Ashya.

The withholding of children from their parents by medical institutions is becoming a common theme as is illustrated in this article.

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