Hundreds of worshipers join millions worldwide at annual event proclaiming faith in God’s promise to the Jewish people
A car apparently drove down the board walk running into vendors and pedestrians. Los Angeles fire department says that 9 people are injured.
Update: 12 people injured, two critical.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Forty Indonesians believed to be illegal immigrants seeking to return home were missing Saturday after a boat carrying them sank off the coast of Malaysia, a maritime official said.
The boat, thought to be carrying 44 people, sank Thursday night off southern Johor state, said Amran Daud, an official with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), adding four were rescued on Friday.
‘They should man up, buy a hard helmet and deal with it’
A seagull attacks a woman in Liskey Hill Crescent, Perranporth, Cornwall, England.
Talk about a fowl problem.
In what seems like a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie, real-life angry birds are attacking a British town, prompting mail carriers to stop their deliveries.
According to the Daily Express, residents of Liskey Hill Crescent, Perranporth, Cornwall, have been instructed to personally go to their local post office to collect their mail, prompting at least one citizen to tell mail carriers to “man up.”
“I’m waiting for a hip operation and now I have to go to the post office every day to collect my mail,” complained Jackie Bray, 67.
“We have to put up with the seagulls so why can’t they? They should man up, buy a hard helmet and deal with it.”
19 Surveys Which Prove That A Large Chunk Of The Population Is Made Up Of Totally Clueless Sheeple
The American Dream
June 28, 2013
Are we too stupid to continue as a nation? That may seem like a harsh question, but I think that it is one that we need to ask. Even though we have more access to information today than ever before, it seems like the U.S. population just keeps becoming more ignorant.
Hungry Soldier Killed Colleague With Ax, Ate Flesh And Sold Rest
by Monica Davis
Kim is desperate. His country is crumbling around him; his soldiers are eating each other; spring floods have destroyed most of his food crops and war is the only money maker he has.
The situation is a slow moving nightmare which reportedly began in 2011, when the situation was so bad, government functionaries were blackmailing food vendors and farmers for rice to feed the army. the situation has gotten progressively worse since then.
This year, summer floods have devastated the food crops. Over 400,000 children are severely malnourished. Others have simply faded away and starved to death.
North Koreans have been smuggling video out of the country. One shows a Communist Party official demanding rice from a market vendor. Another shows a starving girl, who is looking for grass to eat. The once powerful north Korean Army was once immune to food shortages. The leaders fed the army first, which makes sense: no dictatorship can afford to have a starving army. That’s a good way to get deposed and shot.
Unfortunately, right now, there isn’t enough food to keep the military wolf off his back. Which brings us to this current threat level. The North’s leaders are playing an old game: threaten to shoot missiles at South Korea, threaten American military interests in the Pacific reagion, and wait for Uncle Same to send food. But this time, Kim may be more desperate than his father ever was.
His army is starving. Some of the military are resortiing to cannibalism. At least one soldier killed a comrade, ate some of the flesh and tried to sell the rest. Government food handouts have been small or non-existent for 2 years. Half of the army is malnurourished.
Smuggled footage of the hermit nation reveals food shortages, government blackmail of food vendors and farmers, and drastically reduced food rations. Kim;s back is up against the wall. He could start a war simply to reduce his population and give the army an enemy to focus on.
Some of the footage comes from desperate North Koreans who smuggle the information out. The fooftage below shows the escalation of the crisis, where communist functionaries are now extorting grain from market vendors.
In the footage, a party official is demanding a stallholder make a donation of rice to the army.
“My business is not good,” complains the stallholder.
“Shut up,” replies the official. “Don’t offer excuses.”
It is clear that the all-powerful army – once quarantined from food shortages and famine – is starting to go hungry.
“Everybody is weak,” says one young North Korean soldier.”Within my troop of 100 comrades, half of them are malnourished,” he said. MOREHERE
In one account, a male guard who could not bear his hunger killed his colleague using an ax, ate some of the human flesh and sold the remainder in the market by disguising it as mutton, the report said, without giving any further details such as when the alleged crime occurred.
North Korea has drastically cut public food handouts as it heads towards a new hunger crisis with people again eating grass to survive, one of the most experienced aid workers in the isolated nation said.
Food rations have been cut to as low as 150 grammes (5.3 ounces) a day per person in some parts of the country as foreign donations collapse and higher international prices make imports more expensive, said Katharina Zellweger, head of a Swiss government aid office in Pyongyang. SOURCE
Soldiers wearing U.N. logos evict whole towns in land grab
www.wnd.com – By Alex Newman
Thousands of poor Brazilian families are living in wretched conditions at make-shift refugee camps after being evicted from their homes at gunpoint by federal forces, some of whom were sporting United Nations logos, according to sources.
Towns literally have been wiped off the map, and no compensation was offered to the victims. About 400,000 acres of land were expropriated in the latest operation.
Residents in the Siua-Missu area in the state of Mato Grosso battled heavily armed federal police and military forces for weeks using sticks, rocks, Molotov cocktails and other crude weapons.
In the end, however, the powerful national government forces were overwhelming.
Virtually all of the residents have now been displaced, living in squalor, packed into school gymnasiums in nearby towns. Others are living on charity under plastic tarps propped up with sticks with no clean water or sewage services.
Leaders of the feeble resistance, meanwhile, are being hunted down by authorities for punishment.
It was in 1993, shortly after the first United Nations summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, when the scheme was proposed. The Brazilian government’s executive branch decreed that the land in question belonged to Indians.
“These areas are marked off with rushed studies by leftist anthropologists, ideological and hardly scientific,” Fernando Furquim with the Movement for Peace in the Countryside, a non-profit organization that supports private property rights, told WND.
“The conflicts between the productive sector and Indians are assuming greater proportions,” he added. “Countless non-governmental organizations have appeared, many from abroad, to involve themselves in the question.”
Brazilian officials, meanwhile, sent WND an error-riddled statement containing claims that victims were not entitled to compensation but that some would be re-settled elsewhere if they qualified under the “agrarian reform” program.
Authorities also told WND that the U.N. was not involved in the eviction efforts but that the organization’s logos were on the military equipment and personnel because they had recently returned from “peace-keeping” abroad.
In Suia-Missu, legal battles ensued after the executive decree as property owners with valid deeds to their land fought back. Many of the residents have lived in the area for decades, and some were born there.
Their properties were mostly purchased as larger farms in the area and sold off in pieces in recent decades. Some were inherited from relatives.
The Brazilian courts eventually ruled that the forced evictions could proceed, so in November, residents were given 30 days to vacate their land.
Most refused to leave, but heavily armed Brazilian troops and federal police were too powerful for the poor farmers in the area to resist.
“The evicted victims are now living at schools in Alto da Boa Vista and camps, with some being sheltered by relatives,” Naves Bispo, a local resident and victim of the land-grab scheme, told WND, adding that the situation was dire and deteriorating.
“None of the people were relocated by the government, despite the government’s lies,” he noted. “There never existed a plan for these people, there was just an expulsion: brief, brutal and grotesque.”
Like other victims and analysts who spoke with WND, Bispo was unsure about why Brazilian authorities had decided to create an Indian reservation on land that was never occupied by Indians and was already lawfully owned.
Official documents obtained by WND show that in the 1970s, the National Indian Foundation, part of the Brazilian Justice Ministry, twice confirmed that Indians had never lived on the land in question.
“I know and feel that we are once again in a dictatorial state run by followers of Fidel, of Mao, of Che,” Bispo continued, pointing to the ruling Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) and its well-documented links to tyrannical regimes in the region.
“This is terror against the poor, a strongly surging plague, very organized, an affront to democracy in the Americas,” he added. “I lost my land, my work area, but I will never lose my ideals.”
While the press was barred from documenting much of the battle, local news reports showed the true extent of the human tragedy. Many critics have said it constitutes forced relocation, a crime against humanity under international agreements.
Gas station owner Arnaldo da Costa, reportedly the first person to be notified of the evictions, lamented the situation in a TV interview.
“This is the worst day of my life, the worst in my 53 years,” he said. “I told the guy to find a place for us, show me where we’re supposed to go.”
Another man interviewed for the same segment started his grocery store 30 years ago and was set to lose his life’s work if forced to leave.
Meanwhile, authorities would not even let farmers pick their own crops, a young student told the interviewer.
“We planted over 100 acres of rice that they won’t let us harvest, we wasted 90,000 Brazilian reals ($45,000), and they simply will not let us harvest it,” she said, crying. “Sad, very sad, sad, lots of anguish, lots of suffering.”
Some residents, though, were defiant.
“I am going to stay here until I die,” Eliezer Rocha told a TV news crew. “I prefer to be killed by a bullet than to die of a broken heart later without a place to live, without a place to work.”
The sentiment was widespread as poverty-stricken locals, on the verge of losing their only means of subsistence and virtually all of their property, tried to keep federal forces at bay with improvised weapons and mass demonstrations.
Some residents burned Brazilian flags while others organized patrols, in vain, to chase the police and military away.
Local politicians, state lawmakers and even federal members of the Brazilian Congress spoke out as well.
“Ten people were injured in this clash,” Brazilian Sen. Jayme Campos from Mato Grosso was quoted as saying in Brazilian media reports after one of the many battles that raged between residents and federal troops.
“Any and all aggression by government forces will correspond inevitably with a violent reaction from the community,” he said.
Drawing attention to the thousands of people being forcibly evicted with no place to go, Campos said they were doing nothing but waging “a desperate fight to maintain the achievements of their entire life’s work, sweat, and sacrifices.”
To defuse the situation and prevent deaths, the senator called for a temporary suspension of the evictions and a change in the Constitution that would allow lawmakers to have some control over the executive branch’s currently unilateral establishment of “Indian lands” wherever it chooses.
The “extreme measures” being pursued by authorities, he said, were inappropriate.
“These rural farmers are willing to do anything: to kill and be killed,” Sen. Campos observed. “A tragedy can happen at any moment.”
His pleas, along with those of fellow lawmakers, fell on deaf ears.
By Jan. 18, Brazilian authorities claimed that the entire area had been “cleared.”
Many of the structures – homes, churches, schools, a hospital, playgrounds, farms and more – were already bulldozed. The rest will be razed soon.
“This is a real shame what is going on here,” local property owner Paulo Gonçalves, whose land was also expropriated, told WND in a phone interview. “A great injustice is being committed against these people. They have nowhere to go, no plan.”
Another local resident, who did not respond to a request for permission to use his name by press time, told a similar story.
“My father had 2,000 hectares in the region and lost everything,” the young man told WND. “He had six employees who worked directly or indirectly on the farm, and today they are living on charity and almost suffering from hunger and have had not any help from the federal government.”
Local media reports showed tearful residents telling reporters their whole world had come crashing down in an instant.
“We’re looking for a place to go, I still don’t know. Everybody left here without knowing where they were going to go,” Juvenil Moreira, a local farmer, said as tears ran down his face.
“It wasn’t voluntary. They came and threatened us. The feds already came in my house two times and threatened me, saying that if I didn’t leave, they were going to confiscate all of my possessions,” he added. “I told them I didn’t have anywhere to go but they don’t want to hear it.”
“There hasn’t been a single person who has been re-settled by government agencies –not a single person,” Moreira explained, contradicting government claims that it would assist certain small farmers as part of its “agrarian reform” policy.
Another local farmer, Mamede Jordao, said a federal officer had threatened to take him in a helicopter and throw him out if he continued to speak out against the evictions.
The communities’ were also forced to leave all of their dead behind in graveyards that includes plots decades old.
Combined, residents of the area also owned hundreds of thousands of cows. Now they have nowhere to put them.
Much livestock was left behind, too, as locals tried to save whatever animals – dogs, cats, chickens – that they could take with them to their new refugee camp “homes.”
Some help has arrived.
Christian preachers from hundreds of miles away have been gathering tons of food and assistance from their congregations to ship to the displaced victims.
Concerned citizens throughout the region have been donating, too. And towns in the area have tried their best to help shelter as many families as possible with the few resources available to them.
At least one local businessman has also promised to donate some land so people can rebuild their homes and try to eke out a meager living from the soil once again.
One of the town people found temporary refuge in Alto da Boa Vista, where Mayor Nezip Domingues promised to help despite his people’s lack of resources.
He thanked all of the concerned citizens in the region who sent assistance.
“In truth, if it was not for the actions that these groups and society are taking – they are so moved by the situation in Siua Missu – we don’t know what we would have done,” Domingues said in a TV interview.
“Our municipality does not have the resources to attend to these necessities, so we’re thankful from our hearts for everybody who has helped these families,” he added.
Sources told WND that the people would be eternally grateful to God and to the pastors and congregations for the help being provided by Christians in the region.
However, the refugees also feel a sense of humiliation. Once independent, they now must depend on donations just to feed their own children.
Locals are still petitioning the government to undo the relocation, which they say has shattered thousands of lives, by returning the land and offering compensation for the loss of their houses.
A few still cling to a small ray of hope, thinking God may intervene or that the federal government will realize the error of its ways.
“There’s a small ray of hope, but it exists,” farmer Romão Flor told TV Araguaia in an interview after detailing the miserable living conditions evicted residents are suffering.
“However, the government is very strong, the Indian agency is very strong, the pressure from foreign interests is very strong, and the NGOs are very strong,” he said.
“It won’t be easy.”
Others, however, have all but given up after seeing what remains of their former hardscrabble towns and homes.
“I just got back from there, to see what had become of [the town of] Posto da Mata. It’s over,” sobbed a young mother and small farmer named Maria da Costa from her new “home” in a school gym, shared by eight other families. She broke down into tears before finishing her thought.
An elderly woman next to her, also crying, added: “They destroyed our people. Our whole world is destroyed.”
Brazilian officials told WND that the land in question had traditionally been occupied by the Xavante Indian tribe, which was expelled from nearby areas in the 1960s by government forces so settlers could move in.
However, numerous documents obtained by WND, and testimony from Xavante Indians, show that the tribe never occupied the land in question.
One Xavante Indian, for example, speaking at a local rally, blasted FUNAI for seizing the lands, saying the agency was operating at the expense of Indians and expropriating property in their name, but that it was not interested in the truth.
“They know that the Xavantes live in the cerrado (savannah-type region as opposed to forest) and that you’re living here,” the elderly Indian exclaimed.
“Now, help,” he continued, pointing his finger in the faces of some government officials at the gathering. “Give back everything you’ve stolen from the Indians and from the whole human race.”
Turning to the crowd again, he concluded: “We want to stay in our place, and you stay in yours.”
A Brazilian congressional delegation that visited the area quoted four Xavantes who all said the same thing: Their tribe has never lived in the area in question.
FUNAI itself admitted as much in the 1970s, twice, when asked by a large landowner for development purposes to certify that no Indians had ever lived there.
The tribe, which consists of around 14,000 members and already has about 3.5 million acres of land in Mato Grosso, was offered a better piece of land by the state government to avoid the forced evictions.
The real reasons
While it is remains unclear whether the U.N. was involved in the most recent forced eviction, the actions are in line with an international agreement on indigenous people, analysts say.
Local rancher Sebastian Prado told reporters that authorities were essentially running an extortion racket seeking millions of dollars in exchange for halting the land grab.
Upon speaking out, he was personally attacked by a top federal official.
“Mr. Sebastian Prado will be prosecuted for his lies against Secretary Paulo Maldos and will pay in the courts for his folly and irresponsibility,” Chief Minister Gilberto Carvalho with the General Secretariat of the President said in a press release.
Numerous other possible motives, however, have also been identified.
Among the most frequently cited: pressure from foreign NGOs like Greenpeace and religious persecution of the conservative and devout evangelical communities there by powerful Catholic “liberation theology” forces.
Victims and analysts who spoke with WND also identified as a probable cause the effort to advance socialism in Brazil and the broader region by eroding property rights and attacking independent citizens like farmers and ranchers, a process that is already well underway in Latin America led in large part by senior PT officials.
Finally, mega-corporations from abroad and foreign governments hoping to extract rare minerals have been cited as well.
United Nations agreement
A little-known U.N. agreement dubbed the “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People,” approved by the global body’s General Assembly in 2007, has been cited as a justification for expropriating the land.
While the U.S. originally rejected the controversial U.N. scheme, which purports to require the surrender of lands “traditionally” occupied by natives, President Obama signed on to it in late 2010.
Last year, in a move that drew a mix of ridicule and alarm from critics, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People James Anaya visited the U.S.
He concluded, among other points, that Mount Rushmore and vast tracts of land should be returned to Native Americans to put the U.S. government closer to compliance with the global agreement.
Several lawmakers contacted by WND were aware of the situation in Brazil, but none were willing to comment publicly about it at this time.
Still, analysts say that with the U.N. and authoritarian-minded governments seeking to exploit past injustices against indigenous people to advance their agenda, the danger will continue to grow – at least without international pressure on Brazilian authorities, who are desperately trying to polish their image on the global stage.
The march of socialism in Latin America, meanwhile, continues, backed by foreign powers and largely under the radar of the Western media.
It is making great progress through the Foro de São Paulo (FSP), a shadowy socialist and communist political organization founded by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva with the PT, Marxist despot Fidel Castro, the Sandinistas and others.
Marxist narco-terror groups like the FARC have also been intimately involved in the group, including by providing funding from the drug trade to advance the cause.
Today, political parties that are part of the FSP, such as the Brazilian PT, control most national governments in Latin America. Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, for example, is a prominent participant, as are other, less-known socialist strongmen.
Current Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a “former” communist guerrilla and revolutionary, is also playing an increasingly important in the network.
University where Obama spoke instructs in ‘this type of violence’
The curriculum used to instruct young Egyptian students includes permission for them to use Christians and others as lunch, according to a startling report from Walid and Theodore Shoebat, on the website for Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim Brotherhood member who is now a peace activist.
“In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates,” they reported, citing a video interview from a man identified as “One Egyptian scholar” that is online.
The teachings are from the curriculum coming from Al-Azhar University, “the most reputable of all Islamic schools,” according to the report that includes video from the Eretz Zen Channel.
The scholar said, “Listen also to what they teach to kids … It says … We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans … under necessary conditions.”
“Egypt is merely going back to its heathen roots,” the report said. “In ancient Egypt human sacrifice was followed by ritual cannibalism. On the temple of Edifu, all lands foreign to Egypt are pictured as being under the feet of the pharaoh, as four men, their arms bound, are about to be ritually sacrificed. As the sacrificial victims are awaiting their deaths, a person hovers over them, reciting the ‘Book of the Subduing of the Nobility.’
“This rite was part of an annual fertility ritual, the depictions of which have netted birds, fish, and mortals, as representing the enemies of the pharaoh – Asiatics, Bediun, Nubians, and others – which were to be eaten for ‘breakfast, lunch, and supper,’” the report said.
“By consuming the flesh of their enemies, the Egyptians believed that they would absorb their desired qualities.”
The Egyptian scholar, whose name was not included in the report, spoke on video, complaining of the teaching curriculum for current Egyptian students.
“This stuff is being taught to kids at al-Azhar (a religious university),” he said. “This is what is being taught to kids right now. When they teach them this kind of stuff, their minds cannot accept civilization any more.”
He quoted from the curriculum: “We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions. It (human flesh) must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (evil) … and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him.”
The report said the university finds its “support for cannibalism in Islamic authority. It explains that the justification comes from Al-Shafie, considered a founder of Islamic jurisprudence, who wrote, “One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body.”
The report points out that it was at Al-Azhar in Egypt that Barack Obama gave a 2009 speech “which empowered the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The report said the scholar “also added that the support for cannibalism from Al-Azhar will give the justification for ‘the establishment of committees for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that’ll carry out this stuff…”
The scholar identifies the book from which he is drawing his information as from the Azhari Colleges Section, Central Administration for Books, Libraries and Teaching Aides for third-year high school students.
“This sentence was taken from Page 256, from this year’s edition,” he said.
The Shoebats reported also that other incidents in the history of Egypt bear out the use of such depravity.
“If one thinks that the Muslims have evolved into a modern mindset, one must remember what took place in Ramallah in which two Israeli soldiers were beaten and tortured to death, their bodies thrown down a window to the sounds of ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and their flesh then chewed by the crowd,” they wrote.
“Muslims in Ramallah held body parts of [an] Israeli while they cried out, ‘I eat the flesh of my occupier!’”
The report said there already is rampant violence by Islamists in Egypt.
It said in November 2012 “mobsters” entered a shopkeeper’s store to use his restroom. Owner Ahmed Gharib told them they needed to ask permission, so a few minutes later 30 bearded men arrived to “discipline him for insulting a religious figure,” the report said.
They tried to cut off his hand, but he fled, the report said.
“Egypt’s new constitution already establishes that the nation will be having a Saudi-style Shariah police which will be implementing not only this sort of violence, but the eating of human flesh. [President Muhammad] Morsi’s coming ‘moral’ mafia and mere Egyptian individuals will be given the power to partake in such barbarism,” the report said.
The Shoebats noted the nation’s new constitution “mandates that any Islamic edict coming from the government must first go through Al-Azhar University scholars. This means that the OK for cannibalism will be observed in Egypt.”
Ted Shoebat had reported only a few months earlier that there was a case in Egypt where two brothers slaughtered their mother, sister and aunt.
They reportedly had said their sister’s behavior was contrary to morality.
That was followed shortly by a report “of a butcher in Egypt who had killed his wife, flayed her flesh off the bone, and put it for sale as lamb in his market.”
At the time, Ted Shoebat warned, “The perverseness which has evidently possessed the Egyptian masses, who have recently elected Mohammad Mursi, an open member of the Muslim Brotherhood, will only escalate as time moves on. The multitude of maniacal Egyptians is only gradually turning into a crowd of zombies.”