Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Belief Systems


Israeli Defense Force Chief Rabbi, Col. Ayal Karim, explains that rape of Arab women during wartime is not against the Torah, if it is necessary to satisfy/motivate the Jewish soldiers in support of their cause.
“Although intercourse with a female gentile is very grave, it was permitted during wartime (under the conditions it stipulated) out of consideration for the soldiers’ difficulties,” he wrote. “And since our concern is the success of the collective in the war, the Torah permitted [soldiers] to satisfy the evil urge under the conditions it stipulated for the sake of the collective’s success.”

​Before European settlers enforced rigid gender roles, Native Americans generally recognized 5 genders. Hawaiians seem to miss the big deal about GLBTQ, too.​

​A reporter goes on a rescue mission off the coast of Greece, and shares the pictures and stories of the 26 refugees on the inflatable boat here.

​The nurse in the photo below, Leshia Evans, described the moment as "the work of God" and herself as "a vessel". 
This was a spiritual act, the practice of spirituality in life, no matter what religious language you may be most comfortable with. 
It translates without any words at all, doesn't it?

A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Half of the food grown in the US gets thrown away. 
Hey, this is inevitable in the system. It can only be helped by changing the system. 
I don't throw away much food from my garden at all, unless the possum or squirrels have chewed into it. Stuff goes into the compost, and a lot of veggies get given away at work. I put a lot of work and money into this and efficiently give things away when they are perfectly ripe and more than we can eat. It's the opposite of capitalism. I do get paid for my other work, though...

Corporations, maybe your retirement too, are grabbing vast regions of farmland and underground water from the people who live and grow their food on it. This is a major eviction of African and other farmers.

​T​hese deals are large, long-term and determined to avoid the pitfalls that earlier deals ran into. Much of the Asian-led oil palm expansion in Africa, and the advance of pension funds and trade conglomerates to secure access to new farmlands, fall into this category.[6]Increasingly, gaining access to farmland is part of a broader corporate strategy to profit from carbon markets, mineral resources, water resources, seeds, soil and environmental services.

Leaked TTIP details show it would make environmental regulations, limits on fossil fuels and any restriction on natural gas export from the US, effectively illegal, or at least impossible in reality.

"Socialist" French President Hollande has a private hairdresser on-call 24:7, who gets pain $11,000/month. That is 2/3 of Mr Hollande's salary, and more than a member of European Parliament gets. (He does good work with what is made available to him and probably helps the president feel prettier and more sure of himself for his important work. Impressions are SO IMPORTANT. He's perfectly discreet, too.)

In the UK, they have really not gotten rid of Jeremy Corbyn, and odds are that they won't be able to, even if they manage to keep everybody who joined the Labour party in the past 6 months from voting. (Al Jazeera has the story, for some reason.)

"Here is What Bernie Sanders' Hillary Clinton Endorsement is Really About" (It's the kindest thing I could find and says Bernie just put Clinton's name into every sentence of his old stump speech. Actually, it's far worse than this, when you consider the slaughter Hillary pushed for and got in Libya.)

"Some Bernie Sanders supporters are feeling burned" (Yeah, Duh!)

"Dear Sanders Supporters: Don't Kill Your Revolution by Voting for Hillary Clinton" 
There are Green Party and Libertarian Party candidates. (I'll be voting for Jill Stein MD again, myself.)

Gestapo America, Paul Craig Roberts (I think it's more Stasi-esque, myself.) Why the FBI needs to know every keystroke on your computer, every link, every email, everything, always, to keep us all safe and enjoying our freedoms of privacy and speech and stuff.


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