Archive | September 17, 2016

The ‘Family’ Loses in the Latest U.N. Agreement*

The ‘Family’ Loses in the Latest U.N. Agreement*

NWO FamilyBy Stefano Gennarini

The family continues to be a sticking point in U.N. negotiations as Europe and America try to eke out international affirmation of homosexual relations and lay the foundations of an international right to abortion.

A finalized agreement for the U.N. Habitat III conference in Quito in October was reached on Saturday evening. As anticipated, the agreement on urban development does not include any substantive reference to the family.

Instead, the agreement advances “sexual and reproductive health” in a new context where it had previously been excluded. The term of art has been used at the U.N. for more than two decades to financially and normatively support a powerful global abortion lobby.

The Quito conference is expected to gather unprecedented attention as urbanization becomes one of the leading demographic issues facing developing countries.

The mention of sexual and reproductive health in the Habitat agreement is especially noteworthy.

The term is unqualified by reference to previous U.N. agreements that exclude a right to abortion and guarantee respect for sovereignty. While this does not necessarily imply a change of consensus on this matter, it represents a loss of ground for the pro-life cause, and a necessary starting point for establishing abortion as a human right.

The family did not completely fall off the radar. Thanks to a last ditch effort from member States belonging to the Group of Friends of the Family, a brief reference to “green” public spaces “friendly to families” was inserted in the agreement. In previous Habitat conferences, however, the family occupied a prominent place among critical concerns underlying urban development and was a cross-cutting issue in many areas of the U.N. urban agenda.

Previous Habitat agreements committed countries and international agencies to consider the “specific needs” of “the family” as the “basic unit of society” in urban planning, and made it abundantly clear that what the international community refers to as a family involves the union of a “husband” and a “wife,” and not two husbands or two wives.

Moreover, the plural “families” is historically a term that is less favoured by pro-family nations and advocates, who have been proponents of “the family” in the singular, because it is more unequivocal in referring solely to the natural family formed by a man and a woman who exercise their right to feely marry and found a family.

This loss of ground for the family is surprising in light of recent developments in Geneva, where pro-family advocates have had success promoting a comprehensive resolution on the family widely among the U.N. membership at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Geneva resolution reaffirmed the special status of the natural family in international human rights law. As the Family Articles note, relations between individuals of the same-sex are not afforded the singular protections afforded to the natural family in international law and policy.

It remains unclear if pressure from wealthy donor nations in Europe and North America can prevent the recent pro-family developments at the Human Rights Council from eventually reaching New York, or if the reverse will take place. On the one hand, the West’s aggressive stance against the family and in favour of special homosexual rights seems to be backfiring. On the other hand, pressure from the most powerful countries has influenced traditional countries in the past.


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UN Passes ‘unprecedented’ Pro-family Resolution, Outraging Sex Liberators*

U.N. – NWO’s Ordered Allow Homosexuality and Abortion or Forget Aid*

U.N. Rules That Abortion is a Human Right*

African Woman Schools U.N. Delegate on Why Pushing Abortion is ‘neo-colonialism’*

This Month the U.N. Launches a Blueprint for NWO with the Help of the Pope*

U.S. and E.U. Block the Family from new U.N. Development Goals*

The American Family Being Forced Into Extinction*

African Bishops against the Vatican Move to Destroy the Family*

Australian Schools banned from using the terms ‘mum’ and ‘dad’*

Thousands Rally in Rome to defend Natural Family and against Gender Theory*

U.N. Raises Replacement Migration for Eurasian Countries with Aging Populations*

Australian Attempt to Dump the United Nations*

From Child Trafficking to Head of U.N. Ops. in Haiti

How the Left has taken Down the Family, Marriage, and the Nation*

Collecting your DNA: When Stop-and-Frisk Turns Into Stop-and-Spit*

Collecting your DNA: When Stop-and-Frisk Turns Into Stop-and-Spit*

Police in Florida and other states are building up private DNA databases, in part by collecting voluntary samples from people not charged with — or even suspected of — any particular crime.

By Lauren Kirchner

The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Florida, when a police officer pulled up behind them.

Officer Justin Valutsky closed one of the rear doors, which had been ajar, and told them to stay in the car. He peered into the drivers’ side window of the white Hyundai SUV and asked what the teens were doing there. It was a Saturday night in March 2015 and they told Valutsky they were visiting a friend for a sleepover.

Valutsky told them there had been a string of car break-ins recently in the area. Then, after questioning them some more, he made an unexpected demand: He asked which one of them wanted to give him a DNA sample.

After a long pause, Adam, a slight 15-year-old with curly hair and braces, said,

 “OK, I guess I’ll do it.” Valutsky showed Adam how to rub a long cotton swab around the inside of his cheek, then gave him a consent form to sign and took his thumbprint. He sealed Adam’s swab in an envelope. Then he let the boys go.

Telling the story later, Adam would say of the officer’s request,

“I thought it meant we had to.”

Over the last decade, collecting DNA from people who are not charged with — or even suspected of — any particular crime has become an increasingly routine practice for police in smaller cities not only in Florida, but in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina as well.

While the largest cities typically operate public labs and feed DNA samples into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s national database, cities like Melbourne have assembled databases of their own, often in partnership with private labs that offer such fast, cheap testing that police can afford to amass DNA even to investigate minor crimes, from burglary to vandalism.

“There’re no laws, there’s nothing. We’re in uncharted territory. There’s nothing governing what we’re doing.”

And to compile samples for comparison, some jurisdictions also have quietly begun asking people to turn over DNA voluntarily during traffic stops, or even during what amount to chance encounters with police. In Melbourne, riding a bike at night without two functioning lights can lead to DNA swab — even if the rider is a minor.

“In Florida law, basically, if we can ask consent, and if they give it, we can obtain it,” said Commander Heath Sanders, the head of investigations at the Melbourne Police Department.

“We’re not going to be walking down the street and asking a five-year-old to stick out his tongue. That’s just not reasonable. But’s let’s say a kid’s 15, 16 years old, we can ask for consent without the parents.”

In Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania, those stopped for DUI or on the street for acting suspiciously may be asked for DNA. Director of Public Safety Frederick Harran credits the burgeoning DNA database Bensalem now shares with Bucks County’s 38 other police departments with cutting burglaries in the township by 42% in the first four years of the program. Plus, Bensalem pays for the testing — which is conducted by a leading private lab, Bode Cellmark Forensics — with drug forfeiture money, making it essentially free, Harran added.

“This has probably been the greatest innovation in local law enforcement since the bulletproof vest,” Harran said. “It stops crime in its tracks…. So why everyone’s not doing it, I don’t know.”

While Harran tells his officers to be careful not to push people to consent, civil rights advocates see a minefield in cases that morph from stop-and-frisk to stop-and-spit.

There are clear precedents for obtaining DNA from people who have been convicted of crimes and from those under arrest. Under the Fourth Amendment, law enforcement must have a reasonable suspicion that a person is involved in a crime before requiring a search or seizure.

But the notion of collecting DNA consensually is still so new that the ground rules remain uncertain. Who can give such consent and what must they be told about what they’re consenting to? Who decides how long to keep these samples and what can be done with them? Maryland’s Supreme Court is the highest to rule on such a case, saying in 2015 that law enforcement could use DNA voluntarily provided to police investigating one crime to solve another, but that case didn’t take on DNA collected outside of an investigation, in chance street or traffic stops.

More challenges seem inevitable, said Jason Kreag, a University of Arizona law professor who’s written about local law enforcement’s expanding use of DNA. Police interviews that lead to DNA collection — particularly involving juveniles — have the potential to create “a coercive environment,” he said.

“The laws and the legislatures just haven’t caught up with this type of policing yet.”

Harran echoed that. “There’s no laws, there’s nothing,” he said.

“We’re in uncharted territory. There’s nothing governing what we’re doing.” He wants private database programs to establish their own best practices.

Private DNA databases have multiplied as testing technology has become more sophisticated and sensitive, enabling labs to generate profiles from so-called “touch” or “trace” DNA consisting of as little as a few skin cells. Automated “Rapid DNA” machines allow police to analyze DNA right at the station in a mere 90 minutes. Some states allow “familial searching” of databases, which can identify people with samples from family members. New software can even create composite mugshots of suspects using DNA to guess at skin and eye colour.

Strict rules govern which DNA samples are added to the FBI’s national database, but they don’t apply to the police departments’ private databases, which are subject to no state or federal regulation or oversight. Adam’s DNA, for example, was headed for a database managed for Melbourne by Bode Cellmark Forensics, a LabCorp subsidiary, which has marketed its services to dozens of small cities and towns. The lower standards for DNA profiles included in private databases could lead to meaningless or coincidental matches, said Michael Garvey, who heads the Philadelphia Police Department’s office of forensic science, a public lab.

“No one knows what the rules are about what they’re going to upload into these private DNA databases or not,” Garvey said. “Mixtures, partials — what’s their criteria? It varies.”

When Adam’s father found out the police had taken his son’s DNA, he immediately contacted the Melbourne Police Department to ask what the department intended to do with the sample and on what legal basis it had been taken. As a doctor, he understood what had happened could have far-reaching implications.

“My concern, being in the medical field, is that it’s not just Adam’s DNA,” he said. (ProPublica is withholding his name to protect the privacy of his son.)

“It’s my DNA, it’s my wife’s DNA, and our parents. Not to sound bad, but you just get nervous. There’s some collateral damage there.”

Sanders explained that Adam had given his consent, making the sample usable under department policy, though it had not yet been sent to the lab for testing. He said that as long as Adam didn’t get into trouble, the family had nothing to fear.

Unsatisfied and determined to get the sample destroyed, Adam’s dad took the only other step he could think of — he called a lawyer. It was attorney Jason Hicks’ first encounter with a stop-and-spit case. He quickly realized he and his clients were on the edge of a legal frontier.

“First, I was just shocked that it had happened,” he said.

“Then I was frustrated by the lack of a vehicle to challenge it.”

Traditionally, certified local, state, and federal forensic labs have tested DNA collected for law enforcement purposes, funnelling these profiles into the FBI-run Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS.

The FBI’s standards for profiles uploaded to CODIS are rigorous. CODIS will only accept “partial” profiles under certain circumstances, and all samples must be tested by FBI-approved labs. The national database includes DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees in some states, but not from people merely suspected of crimes. State law dictates when databases linked to CODIS must toss out DNA profiles.

Private databases do not have any such constraints. FBI agent Ann Todd said that the DNA profiles stored in private databases would not be eligible for inclusion in the national database because “those profiles do not meet the strict eligibility, quality, and privacy standards set forth in the federal law.”

Smaller jurisdictions used to rely on larger ones for DNA testing, but many public labs have become backlogged as demand for their services has risen. In 2012, New York became the first state to require DNA collection from those convicted of any crime, not just violent ones, and at least 29 states now authorize collection from anyone arrested for certain crimes. Many states have also passed laws requiring DNA evidence from rape cases to be tested within a certain amount of time, increasing pressure on public labs.

Private operators have stepped in to meet the appetite for testing in cities and towns that can’t afford their own labs and have few violent crimes that would rise to the top of a public lab’s priority list. Bode Cellmark Forensics charges about $100 to $150 a swab — little enough for cops to swab everything from the steering wheel of a stolen car to the nozzle of a spray-paint can used for vandalism — and boasts a 30-day turnaround time for results.

Palm Bay, Florida, launched the nation’s first private DNA database program about a decade ago, working in partnership with DNA:SI, a private lab in North Carolina founded by Amway executive Bill Britt. The lab offered its services for free for the first year in exchange for Palm Bay’s spreading the gospel to other police departments. The program’s aim was for high-volume collection and testing to help solve the area’s high-volume crimes, which were mainly property crimes.

Sure enough, the first “match” solved a string of break-ins at the gated community where the city’s then police chief, William Berger, resided. The burglar even hit Berger’s house, slicing through a screen and stealing a couple of floats from his swimming pool. Berger brought in a canine team, which tracked the floats to the woods, then had the floats and the screen door latch swabbed for DNA. Five days later, a young man was caught attempting to shoplift at Walmart. The Palm Bay police officer called to the scene didn’t make an arrest (the store declined to press charges), but the shoplifter consented to a voluntary DNA test. Turned out the shoplifter was also Berger’s burglar.

Encouraged by that success, Palm Bay police collected over 800 reference swabs from crime suspects in the first 10 months of the program, plus over 1,600 crime-scene items and evidence swabs. Five years later, the database contained profiles from about 3,500 people. “We were way ahead of the game,” said Berger.

Since its database remained siloed, apart from interconnected local, state, and federal collections of DNA, the department understood that collecting a high volume of samples was critical.

To start, officers swabbed every single crime scene, no matter how minor the crime, said John Blackledge, then Berger’s deputy. Blackledge and his colleagues would decide which crime scene and suspect swabs to send to the lab, and in what order.

“It had to be that there was reasonable suspicion that this person was involved in criminal activity that fit within the interesting cases that we were working,” he said. “On top of that, the officer had to write a clear report that convinced me that this was either a free and voluntary swab, or that we had to get a search warrant.”

Since then, the department’s DNA collection seems to have become more aggressive. Sergeant Michael Pusatere, who now heads the department’s Crime Scene Unit, says officers work to solicit DNA from “repeat offenders” and people with whom the department comes into contact frequently, as well as people hanging out in high-crime areas late at night.

“We try to get as many people as we can into the database,” Pusatere said. “A database of four or five people isn’t really usable within a city of 106,000 people.”

A demonstration of DNA swab kits from Palm Bay Police Department’s 2011 annual report. (Photo: Yvonne Martinez)


Blackledge said building a private database also allowed the city to collect more DNA from juveniles. When Palm Bay’s program was starting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s DNA database, which feeds into the FBI’s national one, contained profiles from over 297,000 adults, but only 35,000 juveniles.

“They’re very reluctant to take juveniles,” Blackledge said.

“That’s half of my freakin’ violators!”

In the years since Palm Bay started its program, neighbouring police departments in Melbourne, West Melbourne, and several small beach communities followed their lead, signing contracts with Bode Cellmark Forensics after DNA:SI went out of business. West Melbourne said it ended its collection program in May because it wasn’t delivering enough hits, but, every four to six weeks, Palm Bay and Melbourne submit anywhere from 25 to 100 swabs apiece. They estimated that, collectively, they had amassed 7,000 or 8,000 reference and evidence samples spanning the region.

Many of the reference swabs are so-called “elimination” or “victim” samples, swabs taken from crime victims to eliminate them from the DNA mix during analysis. Others are from so-called “field interviews” — people who volunteer them during traffic stops, street stops, and other consensual encounters with police.

Most big-city police departments say they do not solicit voluntary DNA samples under these circumstances — only from victims, or, occasionally, suspects associated with specific crimes. When asked about DNA collection during traffic or street stops, Rana DellaRocco, director of the Forensic Laboratory Section of the Baltimore Police Department, laughed and said,

 “God, I think if they even tried to suggest that, I think that our ACLU might actually have the top of their heads explode.”

According to a document obtained through a public information request, the Melbourne Police Department collected 307 cheek swabs in 2015, most of which were elimination samples. Fifteen were taken from suspects in connection with a particular crime; nine more were taken when suspects were arrested; and 38 were taken during field interviews unconnected to any particular crime.

Nationwide, local law enforcement agencies that have started DNA collection programs have taken a variety of approaches deciding whose DNA they will seek and under what circumstances.

Only Palm Bay, Melbourne, and West Melbourne said they have asked juveniles to volunteer their DNA without getting their parents’ permission.

Since 2007, the District Attorney’s office in Orange County, California, has offered certain non-violent offenders the chance to have their charges dismissed in exchange for contributing cheek swabs to a special separate DNA database — a “spit and acquit” program, as the local media nicknamed it. As of mid-August, according to the DA’s office, over 145,000 people had voluntarily donated their DNA to this database.

Unlike their Florida counterparts, police in Greensboro, North Carolina — one of 16 departments that make up the North Carolina DNA Consortium — don’t gather samples through street or traffic stops. Instead, they started their program by approaching people who were repeat offenders or in ankle monitor programs, asking them to hand over DNA. Now they get samples from suspects connected to, or arrested for, particular crimes.

Police in Branford, Connecticut, draw a different line in collecting DNA. They’re instructed to request DNA from people they merely observe acting inexplicably or strangely.

“Say we’re having a lot of problems with car break-ins, and we see you walking in a neighbourhood where there are normally car break-ins, and you’re out at two o’clock in the morning,” said Captain Geoffrey Morgan of the Branford Police Department.

When people don’t offer persuasive answers for why they’re there, officers may get suspicious and ask for a swab.

“And you know how many people say, ‘No, I don’t mind’?” Morgan added.

“A lot.”

Morgan said his officers always get consent in writing, and often also record the process with their body cameras. Police in Melbourne, Bensalem, and Greensboro say they insist on getting consent, too, but other departments acknowledge their databases include samples gathered without it. West Melbourne police say they’ve collected “abandoned DNA” from chewing gum or cigarette butts left by people who refused to sign consent forms. Fairfax County, Virginia, police try to record consent in writing, but it’s not always possible.

“In some circumstances in the field, patrol officers do not always have forms readily available,” public information officer Don Gotthardt said in an email.

Police departments with private DNA databases also vary in how they respond to requests to throw out DNA donated voluntarily.

The North Carolina DNA Consortium will expunge a sample if a person submits a letter asking them to, said Stephen Williams, the Greensboro Police Department’s director of forensic services. But Branford, Connecticut, wouldn’t honour such requests.

“They can ask, but we don’t necessarily have to,” Morgan said. “I mean, if they gave it to us consensually, then they gave it to us consensually.”

Adam hadn’t been charged with a crime, so there was no criminal court that his attorney, Jason Hicks, could approach to have the evidence thrown out. Hicks also couldn’t find any case law emanating from litigation over similar cases.

Hicks zeroed in instead on the consent form Adam had signed and, in particular, whether he had genuinely understood he could refuse the police officer’s request for DNA.

Since Officer Valutsky had told the boys to stay in the car, Hicks reasoned it had been pretty clear to them that they wouldn’t be allowed to leave unless one of them handed over DNA. That sounded more like an illegal detention than a consensual conversation, the attorney charged, one that was not justified by the officer’s reference to previous “suspicious activity” in the neighbourhood.

“Law enforcement has to have a reasonable suspicion that those kids are specifically committing a crime,” Hicks said.

“Not just that some clowns in the neighbourhood had committed some crimes in the past — that doesn’t let them create a police state into infinity.”

When Hicks wrote to Commander Sanders and made this argument, Sanders initially struck a conciliatory note, agreeing to toss the sample even though he disagreed that the police had acquired it illegally.

“As long as Adam is not a frequently seen name in our police reports I would not have a use for his sample,” Sanders wrote to Hicks in a July 16, 2015, email.

“Since his encounter with the officers Adam’s name has not re-surfaced, nor is there another entry for Adam in our computer system. Therefore, in order to end this situation I will have the items collected in this case removed from our files and destroyed.”


Subsequently, however, Sanders told Hicks that the sample couldn’t be destroyed until the City of Melbourne arranged a new contract with a company that handled the disposal of forensic evidence. He also expressed concern that expunging Adam’s DNA would create a precedent that could jeopardize the legitimacy of the whole DNA collection program. Hicks didn’t care about precedent, just his client.

The dispute meandered on for months, with Hicks checking in every so often with Sanders to ask about Adam’s DNA sample and being told it was still sitting in a pile marked “to be destroyed.”

Finally, on August 23rd — a year and a half after Adam handed over his cheek swab — Sanders sent word the sample would be destroyed the very next day.

Adam’s family was relieved the wrangling was over, but Hicks remains concerned that police continue to pursue voluntary DNA collection, with few constraints on how they gather genetic material and from whom.

“If this is OK, what’s to stop police from walking up to children on a playground or a basketball court and sticking Q-tips in their mouths?” Hicks said.

“As a parent, I get concerned about the erosion of the Fourth Amendment over time.”

Adam’s dad still can’t believe his son needs parental consent to go on school field trips or to learn to drive a car, but not to give up his DNA to the police under Florida law.

“For me, the crux of it is, can they ask for an underage kid to consent to something like that without a parent?” he asked.

“According to the police department, that seems to be their policy. But to the general public, I think that would be news to them.”


Related Topics:

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Born with Two Different Sets of DNA*

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U.S. Air Force Attacks Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor Killing 60 Soldiers*

U.S. Air Force Attacks Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor Killing 60 Soldiers*

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:05 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the U.S. Air Force struck the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, local activists are reporting.

The U.S. Air Force reportedly attacked the Syrian Arab Army while the latter was attacking the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) near the Thardeh Mountains in western Deir Ezzor.

If true, this will be the second time during this war that the U.S. Air Force has attacked the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir Ezzor.

Al-Masdar is attempting to verify these local reports with the Syrian Arab Army in Deir Ezzor.

The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed that Syrian army positions were attacked by two F-16 fighter jets and two A-10 ground attack aircraft of the U.S.-led coalition.

The Russian Defence Ministry said that Daesh terrorists launched an offensive soon after the U.S.-led coalition aircraft attacked the Syrian government forces.

“Warplanes from the international anti-terrorist coalition carried out four airstrikes today against Syrian forces surrounded by the Daesh group in the Dayr al-Zawr air base,” the Russia army said in a statement.

“Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and a hundred others were injured in these strikes.”

Two F-16 and two A-10 jets entered Syrian air space from Iraq to carry out the attacks, according to the statement.

It added that “Straight after the coalition’s strikes, Daesh militants launched an offensive.”

“If these strikes were due to an error in the target coordinates, that would be a direct consequence of the U.S.’ refusal to coordinate with Russia its fight against the terrorist groups in Syria.”


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250 ISIS Terrorists Killed in Russian Air Strikes*

Israeli Hospitals Send Bodies of Terrorists back to Syria*

Cameron’s Role in Destroying Libya Compares with Blair’s in Iraq*

Israel Attacks Syrian Army Base*

Cameron Orders Attack on Syrian Army, Retaliation for Assad Statements*

U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on Perpetual War to Maintain the Empire*

U.S. Bombing Iraqi Army*

Russia Kills 60 Militants in Deir Ez-Zor, Where ISIS Massacred Civilians*

Three Children, a Woman Killed by U.S.-led Coalition’s Airstrikes in Deir Ezzor*

Ten Things that 10 Years of Teaching have Taught Me*

Ten Things that 10 Years of Teaching have Taught Me*

By Afrah Mansour

A lot of people love flinging around the phrase, “those who can’t do, teach,” and after ten years of teaching, I’d like to see them try! There is nothing more tasking, gruelling, challenging, draining or straining as teaching is but at the same time, nothing is as enjoyable, fruitful and rewarding as being a teacher.

I started off working in weekend supplementary schools before moving on to a primary school and then to face the big kids at a secondary school and believe you me, these are the hardest to work with. That being said, in all the years I have been teaching, I feel as though I learnt more from my students than they did from me. Here are a few of the most important things they have taught me:

1.      Play nice!

It’s something that we always tell children, but do we as adults always play nice? There are so many people out there who seem to want to dig a whole for their colleague, regardless of the nature of their work. Play nice and remember that things come around. Do good, and good will come unto you too.

2.      Treat others as you wish to be treated

Leading on from the previous point, it really is self-explanatory. With this, if you feel like you’re in a position of authority, never exert your power and demand respect. Tricky students made me realise that respect is never given, and it is something that one should earn through their actions and mannerisms. Give respect to receive it in return.

3.      Listen

In a world dominated by the ‘like,’ it is becoming increasingly hard to simply listen to others. We are often so consumed with being heard that we forget to hear what others have to say. We need to allow for others to express themselves and to share their story, in order to understand them better.

4.      Respect

Respect everyone: students, colleagues, senior members of staff, the parents and anyone who comes your way. It’s true; it needs to be earned, but never judge before allowing a person to express who they truly are.

5.      Life happens

Sometimes the father of a student passes away. Sometimes they have been forced to visit family over the weekend and couldn’t do their homework. Sometimes a colleague has had a tricky time at home and is just having a terrible day. Things like that happen, and we need to ensure that we remember that things can be terrible for some, and that it’s okay.

6.      Learn to give

As much as receiving is exciting and enjoyable, giving is a truly beautiful thing. Don’t be shy to give praise, give respect, give an excuse, and give a minute of your time, even if it’s just a sticker! Giving is rewarding all around and is something that becomes a true lesson for your own students, and the best part is that they will begin to implement it too.

7.      Show gratitude

Alongside giving, learn to show gratitude. This could mean a mere ‘thank you,’ but it could also mean going out of your way to make someone feel as though their hard work is appreciated and that it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Especially when in the teaching field, you don’t expect to be thanked for doing what you think is the right thing, but when you do hear the gratitude from parents, students, or anyone else, it’s heart warming. Learn to give it when it’s due, and you’ll know how good it will feel for others.

8.      Have fun and embrace your inner child

Think back to your own schooling years – I’m sure a good many of us will remember a large chunk of it being boring. Regardless of what field you’re in or what you do, embrace your inner child and don’t be scared of allowing yourself to have fun every once in a while. I can guarantee that you will enjoy yourself, and those around you will too!

9.      Be human

Everyone has his or her own circumstances but from a distance, it’s easier to chastise, blame and judge. Remember that you’re human, and those you’re dealing with in life are also human beings with real feelings, emotions and circumstances.

10.  Don’t be afraid of change

If there’s one thing that continues to impress me, it’s the resilience of children. It is incredibly difficult to consider the prospect of moving on, regardless of your age. I learnt from these children that it’s okay to be scared, but to also embrace the unknown future and the promise of change and development.


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Suspended for Teaching the Truth

Students Teaching Teachers about Empathy*

Teacher Saves Student’s Life with his Own Kidney*

Let the Teachers Teach!

Teacher Born With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes*

58 Celebrities Give $14 Million to Teachers in Their Hometowns*

PhD Teacher Quits: “The Disorder is in the System, not the Children”*

Top Teacher Explains Why She Resigned from Common Core*

Ontario Teacher Disciplined for Criticizing Child Sex Ed. – Paedophilia Program*

Schooled in Nature: There’s a way to Teach Children Without Colonizing Their Minds*

U.K. Bleeding the Teaching Profession Dry*

Even in the US Teachers Pay out of their Pocket for their Students*

Teachers’ strike: Why I’m on strike today

Detroit Teachers Strike Against Disaster Capitalism*

Assistant Head Teacher Resigns in Powerful Letter to U.Ks Education Secretary*

New York Teachers withdrew Support for the Cabal’s Common Core Agenda

NWO Justice Gives Teacher 31 Days for Raping a 14-Year Old Who Committed Suicide*

Chicago Teachers Union Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core Curriculum*

Teacher Disciplined Because Her Students’ Scores are too High*

Top Teachers Resigning because of Common Core*

School Teacher Tells Students to Deny God Is Real or Receive Failing Grade*

Native American High School Student’s Grade Lowered for Not Standing for Pledge of Allegiance*

Native American High School Student’s Grade Lowered for Not Standing for Pledge of Allegiance*

By Carey Wedler

In the wake of the Colin Kaepernick national anthem controversy, American nationalism has shifted from overdrive to hyperdrive.

Though internet temper tantrums and jersey-burning have dominated protests against Kaepernick’s protest, the backlash is being felt in a different and more institutional way: in public schools.

This week, two stories of public schools forcing patriotism on students made headlines, highlighting a deeply-ingrained sense of American pride that pervades society — one that often begins in grade school with daily recitations of the pledge of allegiance.

One high school teacher in Lower Lake, California lowered the grades of two students who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

One of the students, Leilani Thomas, is Native American.

She says she won’t say the pledge “because of the history that happened here. On my land. My people’s land.” She added she is “not going to stand for the people who did this to my people.”

Thomas and another female student have refused to cite the daily pledge in their first-period class since the first day of school, a decision that upset the teacher.

CBS reports:

When the girls got their grades Friday, their participation scores were docked from a five to a three because they refused to stand. Thomas recorded her teacher’s explanation in class.

‘Here’s the deal. If you really, really have an argument and feel so strongly about, then I need to see it written out — your argument — in an essay form,’ the teacher is heard saying. ‘Like, why? Why, because here’s the thing; those people, they’re not alive anymore. Your ancestors.’”

Thomas further elaborated on why the teacher insists the pledge is mandatory.

 “She says that it represents the military and that they risked their lives for us,” she summarized. “And I always tell her, ‘Well, my people risked our lives for our land, for our freedom. For our rights.

The teacher is being investigated by the Lake County school district superintendent following a complaint from Thomas’s father.

In Collier County, Florida, however, compulsory patriotism has pervaded the administration of one high school. Local outlet NBC-2 reports:

Lely High School Principal Ryan Nemeth told students during video announcements they’ll be ejected from school sporting events if they refuse to stand for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’

Nemeth told students the issue is very important to him, and the policy applies to students at all school-sponsored sporting events.

You will stand, and you will stay quiet. If you don’t.. you are going to be sent home, and you’re not going to have a refund of your ticket price,” he reportedly told students.

Nemeth’s harsh policy directly parallels the Kaepernick controversy, and like the incident in Lower Lake, it constitutes a violation of the first amendment.

Public school efforts to force shows of patriotism are often met with legal challenges and criticism. Even so, instances continue to occur across the country, sometimes incurring suspensions for ‘protesting’ students.

While incidents like these are often isolated to individual teachers and administrators, the notion that these individuals may force students to engage in nationalistic behaviours is contrary to the values said rituals allegedly revere.

Unfortunately, compulsory adherence to such rituals is but one example of the rigidity and conformity often imposed in public schools. It should be little surprise, then, that the American school model is based on one created in 19th century Prussia. As the Atlantic has explained, that system “was designed to build a common sense of national identity.

But as the Lower Lake superintendent said:

Students don’t lose their First Amendment rights when they walk in the door.”


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Rothschild Crime Syndicate in Israel *

By Alexander Azadgan

There has been so much that has already been written about the Rothschild crime syndicate that for those who aren’t part of the Great Awakening/ Truth Movement, it simply gets confusing and overwhelming. It is my intent to unravel that in this article and to speak to common people and not just the intellectual elite.

Before I begin, I want to emphatically state the following: To those freemasonic architects of control whose aim has always been to lie and confuse the masses by muddying the truth, let it be clear that what I am about to discuss is NOT a “conspiracy theory” – a pejorative they commonly use when they crave to assassinate articulate debate. No, we are academics; we are not interested in “conspiracy theories”. However, we are very much interested in conspiracy facts! And may I remind you of the old Christian saying that the biggest trick the devil has ever pulled [throughout human history] was to convince the masses that he doesn’t exist. With that preface in mind, I now get into the crux of the matter.

For approximately 250 years, the multi-faceted Zionist Rothschild crime family, with its prototypical Luciferian, anti-Christian, globalist aspirations, has desired to intertwine and morph itself into the global financial power structure as well as the mass brainwashing apparatus that we now call the controlled western mainstream media.

And up to now, they have mainly succeeded. But in the last two decades or so, albeit slowly but surely, things are finally turning against them, thanks primarily to the general global awakening movement facilitated through an unprecedented proliferation of knowledge, courtesy of the information technology revolution.

If we aim to truly expose the satanic Illuminati agenda and the New World Order mechanism that has been in making for centuries, then we must arm ourselves with the up-to-now hidden facts of not just the version of history that has been taught to us in our mainstream, so-called educational systems, but instead turn to the alternative, hidden version of history which used to only be known in various occult circles throughout the world, especially the Western so-called civilization. And it is nearly impossible to delve into such matters without stumbling into the name Rothschild. Yes, information was always power.

George Orwell put it best in his legendary book, 1984:

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” The Rothschilds are what I call the ultimate, obsessive-compulsive architects of control – so meticulous that there have been few examples in history.

Note: Do not be alarmed by the word “occult” which literally means, “that which is [or has been) hidden”. By shedding light on the matter, this up-to-now hidden knowledge will no longer be occultic but apparent and self-evident. Hence we take away its occultic mystique and diabolic nature. Let us be comported by the Word of God as delivered through Apostle John:

“The light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness has not overcome it” – John 1:5.

Here are some brief and on-the-surface facts about the Rothschilds:

In 1917, the British arm of the Rothschilds crime syndicate effectively arm-twisted and forcibly lobbied the British Government to promise to grant them Palestine in exchange to getting the United States to get involved in World War I on the side of Britain and thus ensure British victory over Germany, et al. Thus the Balfour Declaration was created. This was a one-page official letter (business executive summary style) from the British Foreign Secretary at the time Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating the following:

 “His Majesty’s government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this objective.”

Pic Balfour

There was a big problem with this scenario: Palestine was never Britain’s to grant away. It rightfully belonged to the Palestinian Arabs who had dwelt there for centuries – approximately 2000 years to be exact! In walked in the Rothschild Zionists, usurping their way in as usual since this has been their traditional method for time immortal. Slowly but surely, they started to brutally and forcefully evacuate the land and take over. In the past several decades, the Zionists have murdered and victimized millions of Palestinians. They are still committing genocide to this day with the full blessing of Washington of course.

According to English historian Simon Schama, the Rothschilds own 80% of what they have opportunistically called “Israel” – a blasphemy unto itself according to the true Torah Judaism which correctly believes (according to the Judaic biblical understanding) that after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. that a nation of Israel can ONLY be assembled by the Messiah himself and absolutely by no earthly authority.

balfour_declarationThe creation of the Zionist State of Israel was massively unjust right from the beginning: an entity conceived in treachery and justified vis-à-vis the evil of the burnt offering, otherwise known as the Holocaust. This profound inequity continues to breed conflict today, as has been the case all along. It is no exaggeration to state that the founding of this Rothschild Zionist state itself, along with the blind and absolute ideological and financial support by many in Washington, may dangerously be a precursor to World War III, as we are all witnessing this possible trend in the Middle East.

It’s hard to fathom that this puny Rothschild Zionist-created state which measures no more than 8019 square miles – all of it illegal and stolen of course – practically controls the Middle Eastern foreign policy mechanisms of the governments of the U.S., the U.K., Canada, France, and many others. Apparently for now, size doesn’t matter. What matters is that the Rothschilds have always been fully behind this Frankenstein golem. In fact, they are the Frankenstein itself.

At any rate, here are some facts about the broad spectrum of the power of the Rothschild crime syndicate:

The Rothschilds own the Reuters and the Associated Press (AP), the two biggest news media agencies in the world which naturally have stayed subservient to their master’s propaganda talking points. The Rothschilds also have a controlling share in the Royal Dutch Oil Company, the so-called Bank of England, LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB), IMF, World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements. The Rothschilds also have ownership of the majority supply of actual physical gold in the world. They own the London Gold Exchange which sets the price of gold every day! It is estimated that the Rothschilds own over half of the wealth of the entire planet – estimated by Credit Suisse to be $231 trillion which is controlled by the 85-year old Evelyn Rothschild, the current head of this crime family.

In 2005, Forbes magazine ranked Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the original godfather of the family back in the 18th and early 19th century, as the number seven in its list of “The 20 Most Influential Businessmen of All Time“. Incidentally, Mayer Amschel Rothschild is referred to as the “founding father of international finance”!

The Rothschilds were directly involved in financing the British in their “War of 1812” when England invaded Washington D.C. and burned our nation’s capital to the ground. Three years later (in 1815), the Rothschilds took complete control of the Bank of England.

The Rothschilds were also directly involved in financing the Southern secessionists during the American Civil War (1861-1865). President Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was in fact a Rothschild agent.

After their hostile takeover of the Bank of England in 1815, the Rothschilds have been expanding their banking control literally all over the world. Their method: Pressuring various countries’ corrupt politicians to accept massive loans, which they can never repay and thus go into a form of debt slavery to the Rothschild banking powers. If a leader refuses to accept the loan, he is oftentimes either ousted or assassinated. And if that fails, invasions can follow. Does that sound familiar?

As stated above, the Rothschilds also exert powerful influence over the world’s major mainstream news media. By repetition, the masses are duped into believing horror stories about “evil dictators” – Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Moamar Gadhafi of Libya, and now Basher Assad of Syria, etc. Again, does THAT sound familiar?

The Rothschild crime syndicate has had their hand in fomenting nearly every European war (two of which were designed to become world wars) during the past 250 years. They also install presidents and prime-ministers, install and dethrone kings (with Freemasonic puppet replacements), bankrupt nations through wars and rumors of wars, along with economic tools (their favorite modus operandi) such as interest rate manipulations, contrived economic bubbles followed by financial collapses, recessions, and economic depressions, in addition to currency exchange manipulations, and the list goes on an on.

On the indirect, non-economic front, they have always worked hard [from behind the scenes of course] vis-à-vis the hidden hand of the immoral and godless modern Freemasonic movements to corrode long-cherished moral values, spread all manners of sexual perversions, spread moral relativism and ambiguity through the modern, secular educational systems, create and foment social, ethnic, cultural, political, and geopolitical divisions, divisiveness, and sectarianism.

From the start, they aimed to destroy Western Christianity (Catholic and Protestant alike) which unfortunately to some extent they have succeeded. But we must be grateful for the resurgence and revival of Eastern Orthodox Christianity as a viable moral, ethical, and political force to be reckoned with, especially among the youth of Russia and Eastern Europe. In this area, they are utterly failing. This is one of the reasons for their fanatical Russia-phobia media campaign.

And as for the true, revolutionary, modern Islam, the Rothschild Zionists perceive that as their greatest threat while all along, they foment and fund the most brutal and savage-like versions of false Islam such as Wahabism and Salafism via their Saudi and Qatari proxies via ISIS savage mercenaries. This is so since their ultimate geopolitical plan in the greater Middle East region is to first evacuate big chunks of it (vis-à-vis the chaos, lawlessness, and the wars that generate the current refugee crisis, as in Syria and Iraq, etc.) in order to once-and-for-all implement their so-called “Greater Israel Project” (from the Nile to the Euphrates) in order to directly control and spiritually abuse the powerfully esoteric energies of these very ancient and mystical lands. And their trump card: The so-called “Samson Option”, Israel’s deterrence strategy of massive retaliation with nuclear weapons against any country whose military may defensively attack Israel. These are but some exoteric examples of their wicked strategies.

Back to some of the geo-economic strategies of the Rothschilds, here comes the Iran dossier. Could gaining control of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran has been targeted and demonized by the western media and the warmongers in Washington and Tel Aviv? Objective researchers point out that Iran is one of only three countries left in the world whose central bank is NOT under Rothschild control. Before 9-11, there were reportedly seven: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran – not that they would amount to much in the macroeconomic global sense.

By 2003, however, Afghanistan and Iraq were completely swallowed up by the Rothschild system and by 2011 Sudan and Libya followed. In Libya, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi while the country was still at war!

Again, objective researchers contend that Iran is not being demonized because they are a nuclear threat, as facts have proven over-and-over that Iran is clearly NOT a nuclear threat. And yet, the Rothschild-controlled mainstream media relentlessly keeps repeating this lie even after the signing of JCPOA, the acronym for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

What then is the real reason? Is it the trillions to be made in oil profits (oil theft), or the trillions to be made in war profits (a centuries long Rothschild specialty), or is it to start World War III for whatever diabolic financial incentive, or is it to simply destroy the CBI (Central Bank of Iran) so that no one is left to defy Rothschild’s money racket? It might be any one of those reasons or worst, it might be all of them!

To sum up, what used to be pejoratively referred to as a “conspiracy theory” is now being discussed openly among credible academics, cutting-edge independent think-tanks, and ultimately the governments of the nations of the world.

Lastly, an old John Maynard Keynes and E. F. Schumacher concept for a global currency called the Bancor may still be a global currency idea and along with it the controversial global central bank.

The criminal godfather, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, famously said,

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.”

Whoever continues to control the monetary system of the world will in effect control the policies and laws – globally speaking. What is the Rothschilds’ strategy in achieving this? One of the preliminary measures of incorporating a global currency seems to be the destruction of all currencies around the globe in order to justify its inception.

As stated, calls for a global currency began to come about after World War II, when John Maynard Keynes and the British government proposed the Bancor as a world reserve currency. The current ongoing economic crisis, especially ever since the Great Recession of 2008, has set the stage for the demise of the dollar as the current world reserve currency in order to possibly make way for this proposed Bancor or whatever other name they come up with to make their propaganda more marketable.

One thing is for certain, Washington and the Fed are in on the plan, as the Fed continues to devalue the dollar through “quantitative easing”, better put, printing more and more paper money. Washington continues to grow by spending more and more only to exacerbate the problem. Perhaps, this is all part of the Rothschild plan to destroy the dollar once-and-for-all. Timothy Geithner, former president of the NewYork branch of Fed as well as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Treasury from 2008-2012 openly endorsed the one world currency. Watch this brief video:

Some argue that the U.S. housing market bubble, U.S. auto industry’s near collapse and the subsequent government bailout, Wall Street and banker bailouts, as well as the drastic reduction in manufacturing here in the U.S. are all contrived events in order to systematically crush the US economy and the dollar, with the intend of making way for phase two of the ominous Rothschild takeover of the world’s monetary systems and the completion of a New World Order feudalistic dictatorship. The writing is certainly on the wall.

Now, let the real people’s social, political, economic, and most importantly spiritual revolution begin. We are at the threshold – and some would say at the midst of – this grand new reality!


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