the Lord delivered Israel in that day from the hand of the Egyptians,
and Israel saw the Egyptians dead by the shore of the sea.”
Lord Delivered Israel
DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians
By Thomas Page, CNN
June 22, 2017
(CNN)Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.
Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, have decoded the genome of ancient Egyptians for the first time, with unexpected results.
Publishing its findings in Nature Communications, the study concluded that preserved remains found in Abusir-el Meleq, Middle Egypt, were closest genetic relatives of Neolithic and Bronze Age populations from the Near East, Anatolia and Eastern Mediterranean Europeans.
Modern Egyptians, by comparison, share much more DNA with sub-Saharan populations.
The findings have turned years of theory on its head, causing Egyptologists to re-evaluate the region's history while unlocking new tools for scientists working in the field.
CORRECTING PAST ERRORS
Depending on which way you see it, ancient Egyptians have the privilege or ignominy of being one of the most investigated peoples of antiquity. Scientists have virtually undressed mummies, diagnosed from beyond the grave, and exposed miscarriages and 3,000-year-old scams.
Extracting genome data is a new frontier for Egyptologists, however.
Scientists took 166 bone samples from 151 mummies, dating from approximately 1400 B.C. to A.D. 400, extracting DNA from 90 individuals and mapping the full genome in three cases.
Previous DNA analysis of mummies has been treated with a necessary dose of skepticism, explains professor Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute.
"When you touch a bone, you probably leave more DNA on the bone than is inside (it)," he argued. "Contamination is a big issue. ... Only in the last five or six years has it become possible to actually study DNA from ancient humans, because we can now show whether DNA is ancient or not by (its) chemical properties."
Heat and high humidity in tombs, paired with some of the chemicals involved in mummification, all contribute to DNA degradation, the paper adds, but it describes its findings as "the first reliable data set obtained from ancient Egyptians."
Analyzing samples spanning over a millennium, researchers looked for genetic differences compared with Egyptians today. They found that the sample set showed a strong connection with a cluster of ancient non-African populations based east of the Mediterranean Sea.
Krause describes the far-reaching data set gained from looking at mitochondrial genomes: "This is not just the DNA of one person. It's the DNA of the parents, grandparents, grandparents' parents, grand-grand-grandparents' parents and so forth.
"So if we don't find sub-Saharan African ancestry in those people, that is pretty representative, at least for Middle Egypt."
Krause hypothesizes that ancient Northern Egypt would be much the same, if not more, linked to the Near East. Ancient Southern Egypt might be a different matter, however, where populations lived closer to Nubia, home of the "Black Pharaohs" in what is now Sudan.
"The genetics of the Abusir el-Meleq community did not undergo any major shifts during the 1,300-year timespan we studied," said Wolfgang Haak, group leader at the Max Planck Institute.
This period covered the rule of Alexander the Great (332-323 B.C.), the Ptolemaic dynasty (323-30 B.C.) and part of Roman rule (30 B.C.-A.D. 641). Strict social structures and legal incentives to marry along ethnic lines within these communities may have played a part in the Egyptians' genetic stasis, the paper speculates.
"A lot of people has assumed foreign invaders ... brought a lot of genetic ancestry into the region," Krause said. "People expected that through time, Egypt would become more European, but we see the exact opposite."
Modern Egyptians were found to "inherit 8% more ancestry from African ancestors" than the mummies studied. The paper cites increased mobility along the Nile, increased long-distance commerce and the era of the trans-Saharan slave trade as potential reasons why.
The team's findings do come with one obvious caveat: "All our genetic data (was) obtained from a single site in Middle Egypt and may not be representative for all of ancient Egypt," the paper concedes.
While the study might be limited in scope, the team believes it has made some technical breakthroughs.
"I expect there will be a ton of ancient Egyptian mummy genomes (mapped) in the next couple of years," Krause said, adding that "multiple groups" are following his team's lead.
"There's always more research we can do. This is not the end. It's just the beginning."
(This article is correct according to the book of Exodus in the Old Testament and the pseudepigrapha book of Jubilees. The change in ethnicity of the kings of Egypt took place according to the Book of Jubilees in 2263 A.M. (A.M. meaning year of the world from creation.)
The persecution of the Hebrews only began when Egypt became a Cannanite kingdom. Canaan was the son of Ham who was the son of Noah.
It may be interesting to note that Nimrod, founder of the Tower of Babel, was the son of Cush who was the son of Canaan. Genesis 10:6-8)
“Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.” Exodus 1:8-11
“And Joseph died in the forty-sixth jubilee, in the sixth week, in the second year, and they buried him in the land of Egypt, and [2242 A.M.] all his brethren died after him.
And the king of Egypt went forth to war with the king of Canaan [2263 A.M.] in the forty-seventh jubilee...
And the king of Canaan was victorious over the king of Egypt, and he closed the gates of Egypt.
And he devised an evil device against the children of Israel of afflicting them and he said unto the people of Egypt: 'Behold the people of the children of Israel have increased and multiplied more than we.
Come and let us deal wisely with them before they become too many, and let us afflict them with slavery before war come upon us and before they too fight against us; else they will join themselves unto our enemies and get them up out of our land, for their hearts and faces are towards the land of Canaan.'
And he set over them taskmasters to afflict them with slavery; and they built strong cities for Pharaoh, Pithom, and Raamses and they built all the walls and all the fortifications which had fallen in the cities of Egypt.
And they made them serve with rigour, and the more they dealt evilly with them, the more they increased and multiplied.
And the people of Egypt abominated the children of Israel.”
The Book Of Jubilees chapter 46:1-2 4-9
“The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called Lesser Genesis (Leptogenesis), is an ancient Jewish religious work of 50 chapters, considered canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as well as Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews), where it is known as the Book of Division (Ge'ez: መጽሃፈ ኩፋሌ Mets'hafe Kufale). Jubilees is considered one of the pseudepigrapha by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
It was well known to Early Christians, as evidenced by the writings of Epiphanius, Justin Martyr, Origen, Diodorus of Tarsus, Isidore of Alexandria, Isidore of Seville, Eutychius of Alexandria, John Malalas, George Syncellus, and George Kedrenos. The text was also utilized by the community that originally collected the Dead Sea Scrolls. No complete Hebrew, Greek or Latin version is known to have survived.” Wikipedia
(We can not verify the veracity of this video. Ed)
Neural Implant Tech Raises the Specter of Brainjacking
By Edd Gent
The human mind is already pretty open to manipulation—just ask anyone who works in advertising. But neural implant technology could potentially open up a direct digital link to our innermost thoughts that could be exploited by hackers.
In recent months, companies like Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Kernel, and Facebook have unveiled plans to create devices that will provide a two-way interface between human brains and machines.
While these devices could undoubtedly bring many benefits, they would be networked to computers and therefore essentially part of the Internet of Things. That should immediately set off alarm bells for anyone paying attention to cybersecurity news.
There have been repeated warnings in recent years about the huge number of vulnerabilities in “smart” devices designed by consumer goods companies with little experience of or consideration for cybersecurity.
One would expect that the added sensitivity of a device set to be integrated into people’s bodies would warrant more caution. But it has already been demonstrated that it is possible to hack medical implants to harm patients, and there seems to be no reason the same wouldn't be true of neural implants.
In a paper in World Neurosurgery last year, Oxford PhD student Laurie Pycroft warned about the possibility of 'brainjacking'—hackers exerting unauthorized control of brain implants.
Deep brain stimulation implants are already being used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s and chronic pain, but he warned that hackers could gain control of the device and alter stimulation settings to cause pain or inhibit movement.
Even with these comparatively simple devices, a determined and technically competent attacker could carry out more advanced attacks that could alter the victim’s behavior in crude ways, Pycroft said.
Future neural implants designed from the bottom up to interface with our cognitive processes may make far more nuanced and sophisticated hacks possible. Earlier this month it was shown that a neural headset could be used to guess someone's PIN. How much more intimate would the access be if we were talking about an invasive neural implant like the one Elon Musk has proposed?
While a targeted attack on a neural implant designed to manipulate someone’s behavior is unlikely to be worth the effort for most hackers, a bigger threat may be dumb malware that spreads to thousands of devices. Spyware could be used to access highly sensitive personal information, and a neural implant locked by ransomware is not as easy to replace as a laptop.
Perhaps, though, it’s not hackers we should be worrying about. Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program in 2013 demonstrated wide-ranging collusion between the security services and technology companies to intercept the supposedly secure communications of innocent citizens.
It’s hard to imagine the spooks would pass up the opportunity to do the same with neural implants, and once that threshold has been crossed, it would likely be a short leap to taking advantage of the two-way nature of these future devices to subtly influence people’s behavior.
Even if you trust your government not to abuse these capabilities, the leak of a massive cache of hacking tools stockpiled by the NSA suggests they may not be the only ones with access.
And it’s hard to imagine that the tech companies building these devices don’t know where the back doors are. Facebook, one of the companies developing neural technology, has already been caught carrying out questionable psychological experiments that altered users’ emotions without their permission.
However, this example also highlights that it may not be necessary for us to install neural implants to make our brains susceptible to hacking. The media—be that newspapers, advertisers or Hollywood—have long been accused of manipulating the way we think.
With the rise of social media there are now a host of new tools for those looking to influence the zeitgeist: fake news websites, swarms of Twitter bots, and targeted advertising based on psychological profiles drawn from our internet behavior.
One researcher recently showed they could read neural responses to subliminal images embedded in a game. The information is crude, but they said it could be scaled up to mind-reading level capabilities if combined with other technology, like VR or wearable devices.
So, whether it’s through neural implants or clever social engineering, it seems technology is already challenging the sanctity of our mental processes. Just last month I reported on calls from neuroethicists to introduce new human rights designed to protect our mental privacy.
While new rights would be welcome, more pressing is the need to ensure that cybersecurity is built into future neural devices from the outset, and from the bottom up.
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Chinese EMP Hit the Fitzgerald-Nimitz Racing to Scene As War Is Close
I publicly stated, on June 21, that the USS Fitzgerald was hit by an EMP. My belief is rooted in several factors which will be discussed by the end of the article. However, the foundation for my belief comes from a two-year-old declassified intelligence report.
The Chinese Make EMP Weapons a Priority
A 2015 declassified intelligence report, obtained by the private National Security Archive, provides details on China’s EMP weapons as well as the plans for their use.
The report details how much of China’s military is developing EMP weapons that the Chinese plan to use against targeted U.S. aircraft carriers with regard to any future conflict over Taiwan. Parts of the National Ground Intelligence Center study on the lethal effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and high-powered microwave (HPM) weapons revealed that the arms are part of what China refers to as the “assassin’s mace”. This arsenal of EMP weapons allows a technologically inferior China to defeat U.S. military forces while leaving much of the surrounding infrastructure intact. It is like the neutron bomb of EMP weaponry.
The report further states “For use against Taiwan, China could detonate at a much lower altitude (30 to 40 kilometers) … to confine the EMP effects to Taiwan and its immediate vicinity and minimize damage to electronics on the mainland.” After I aired my opinion that the Fitzgerald was hit by an EMP, I heard from an old reliable deep cover source, as well as a new source, in which both sourcesstated pretty much the same story. The Fitzgerald was hit with a Chinese based EMP and that the new generation of Chinese EMP weaponry is capable of targeting a select area and take down a tank, a plane or a ship without damaging surrounding electronics.
Both sources and the once labeled “top secret ” report, revealed that Chinese military writings have emphasized the importance of building low-yield EMP warheads. The report said that future Chinese EMP weapons should emphasize developing “any low-yield strategic nuclear warhead (or tactical nuclear warheads) could be used with similar effects. The DF-21 medium-range ballistic missile was prominently mentioned as a platform for the EMP attack against a country such as Taiwan”. Of course, this strategy has definitive applicability in its use against the United States.
According to the report, this “trump card” or “assassin’s mace” weapons that are based on new technology, has been developed in high secrecy. Trump card would be applicable if the Chinese have developed new low-yield, possibly enhanced, EMP warheads, while assassin’s mace would apply if older warheads are employed, the report said. But as stated, individual aircraft carriers would be prime targets for the newest generation of Chinese EMP weapons.
The Chinese Are Producing EMP Weapons Which Target Humans
Americans have been told by our corporate controlled media that EMP weapons will have no impact on human beings. These reports are a bold faced lie as this same report went on to detail how the Chinese have conducted EMP tests on mice, rats, rabbits, dogs and monkeys. The results of the mammal directed EMP test results produced eye, brain, bone marrow and other significant organ injuries. It stated that “it is clear the real purpose of the Chinese medical experiments is to learn the potential human effects of exposure to powerful EMP and high-powered microwave radiation.” The report also concluded that these human based EMP tests may have been conducted to determine safety or shielding standards for military personnel or weapons.
In conclusion, with regard to this exotic weaponry, it is clear that the Chinese plan for nuclear EMP strikes against the United States are part of Chinese military doctrine and there is also evidence that China has already developed a set of super-EMP nuclear weapons that produce powerful EMP fields, but with EMP related effects that can be contained to specific geographic locations. There is no doubt that the Chinese are perfecting task-specific EMP weapons to a degree that is now known outside of classified circles.
The Navy Is Lying About the Fitzgerald
After speaking to my sources and reviewing the previously classified report, I have no doubt that is what the Fitzgerald was hit with.
The US Navy has presented a scenario in which we asked to believe the highly improbable scenario in which the Fitzgerald was accidentally struck by a cargo ship. This bold faced lie could only be true if the crews of both ships simultaneously had an electronic failure resulting in radar and sonar malfunctions and the lookouts of both ship simultaneously went to sleep. The Navy cover story is simply not believable.
Why Would China Perpetrate Such an Attack?
Previously, China has issued stern warnings to the US Navy to avoid the South China Sea. On multiple occasions, the ships from the US Navy have mocked the warning by sailing into the area. This time, the Chinese mean business.
China just delivered a message to the United States government that they will not tolerate any more US Navy incursions into the South China Sea. The irresistible force meets the immovable object.
China’s economy, no matter how many times they try to restructure, is failing. The Chinese government faces disenfranchised opposition from extremely poor peasants living in the outlying provinces. To add salt to these wounds, we need to realize that the conflict in the South China Sea was originally fueled by the Chinese who were left out of a monumental trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Even though the TPP is dead, China’s claims of ownership of the South China Sea, which would disrupted the trade agreement, remains in place. Subsequently, Chinese foreign policy is guided by these two principles:
Disrupt any resurrection of the TPP so no nation gains an economic advantage over China in its own backyard.
Isolate Taiwan geographically and militarily. Closing down the South China Sea moves China in the direction of accomplishing this kind of action. The short-term goal is to economically diminish Taiwan. The final goal is the take-over of Taiwan.
China is increasingly aggressive, almost to the point of forming a quasi-naval blockade in and around the disputed territories which are a point of disagreement between China, her neighbors and the United States. In fact, China’s actions within the last few days are clearly indicative of a nation determined to defend its claims, just ask the seven dead sailors from the Fitzgerald. The attack upon the Fitzgerald was a clear warning that the Chinese are capable of defending the South China Sea. From the Chinese perspective, the Fitzgerald may very well have been an aircraft carrier, like the Nimitz.
Speaking of the Nimitz, the US is not to be deterred. The Nimitz is sailing to the area where the Fitzgerald was attacked. Will the Nimitz task force enter the South China Sea and dare the Chinese to start World War III?
Please take a look at the following maps. It is clear that the Nimitz could easily turn South as the US calls out the dogs of war.
The Surface Nature of the Dispute
China’s rapidly growing perimeter which will protect Chinese invasion forces when they attack Taiwan.
Certainly, all the elements for a monumental confrontation are in play and the events are surely reminiscent of the Cuban Missile Crisis in an historical parallel perspective. I certainly hope that the Nimitz has an antidote to localized Chinese EMP weapons.
(Could the use of EMP weaponry be the reason, or part of the reason, that would neccessitate the need for an army of two hundred million men on horseback? “And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.” Revelation 9:16)
Iran slams ‘brazen interventionist plan’ after Tillerson’s call for regime change
21 June, 2017
Iran has accused the United States of interfering in its domestic affairs after calls by the US Secretary of State to support “elements” that would ensure a “peaceful transition” in the Islamic Republic. Tehran also officially delivered a note of protest to the UN.
Speaking last Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rex Tillerson said Washington will support efforts of a regime change in Iran.
“Our policy towards Iran is to push back on this hegemony, contain their ability to develop obviously nuclear weapons, and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government. Those elements are there, certainly as we know,” Tillerson said on June 14.
In addition to voicing Washington’s apparent support of a regime change, Tillerson also said the US could pursue sanctions on Iran’s entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Tillerson's remarks sparked an avalanche of criticism and condemnation from Iran. In the latest development, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Swiss charge d’affaires to Tehran to protest Washington’s policy. The Embassy of Switzerland represents American interests in the Islamic Republic after the US cut diplomatic relations with Iran in April 1980 in the wake of the 400-day US Embassy hostage crisis of 1979-1981.
“Following the interfering and meddling statements made by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson... the charge d’affaires of the European country was summoned to express Iran’s complaint about Tillerson's anti-Iran remarks in the country’s House of Representatives,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement, Mehr News reported.
Earlier on Monday, Iran’s permanent envoy to the UN also delivered a letter of protest to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, accusing Washington of devising a “brazen interventionist plan.”
Tillerson’s remarks “is a brazen interventionist plan that runs counter to every norm and principle of international law, as well as the letter and spirit of UN Charter, and constitutes an unacceptable behavior in international relations,” Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in the letter.
Tehran further accused the US of violating the 1981 Algiers Accords, a set of agreements signed by Washington and Tehran to end the Iran hostage crisis.
“The United States pledges that it is and from now on will be the policy of the United States not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran’s internal affairs,” Point I of the Accord reads.
Prior to the diplomatic maneuvers, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said any US regime change game has always and will always fail in Iran.
“In the past 38 years, when has there been a time when you haven't wanted to change the Islamic system?” Khamenei said according to the Tehran Times. “Your head has hit the rock each time and always will.”
“US officials should worry more about saving their own regime than changing Iran’s, where 75% of people just voted,”Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted, referring to Iran's May 19 election and the high voter turnout.
“American extremists and Daesh (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL)” are “two sides of the same coin, both seeking to negatively influence the country’s internal environment and make security issues a major concern for Iran,” the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said in reaction to Tillerson's remarks, the Tehran Times reported.
Already strained US-Iranian relations have deteriorated in recent months after Donald Trump assumed office.
During his campaign, Trump promised to “dismantle the disastrous [nuclear] deal with Iran,” which the Obama administration lauded among its main foreign policy achievements.
While Tillerson acknowledged last week, that the State’s Department Iranian policy is still “under development,” and has “not yet been delivered to the president.”
Trump has also previously branded Iran as “the number one terrorist state.”
The frosty bilateral relations between the US and Iran has iced further after Tehran accused the US of sponsoring terrorism following the deadly terrorist gun and bomb attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine in Tehran earlier this month. At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in the twin attacks.
Qatar’s neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a 13-point list — presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis — the countries also demand an end to Turkey’s military presence in Qatar. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the list in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the dispute.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke ties with Qatar this month over allegations the Persian Gulf country funds terrorism — an accusation that President Donald Trump has echoed. Those countries have now given Qatar 10 days to comply with all of the demands, which include paying an unspecified sum in compensation.
Qatari officials in Doha did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the AP. But the list included conditions that the gas-rich nation had already insisted would never be met, including shutting down Al-Jazeera. Qatar’s government has said it won’t negotiate until Arab nations lift their blockade. The demands were also likely to elicit Qatari objections that its neighbors are trying to dictate its sovereign affairs by imposing such far-reaching requirements.
Only a day earlier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had warned the demands must be “reasonable and actionable.” The U.S. issued that litmus test amid frustration at how long it was taking Saudi Arabia and others to formalize a list of demands, complicating U.S. efforts to bring about a resolution to the worst Gulf diplomatic crisis in years.
According to the list, Qatar must refuse to naturalize citizens from the four countries and expel those currently in Qatar, in what the countries describe as an effort to keep Qatar from meddling in their internal affairs.
They are also demanding that Qatar hand over all individuals who are wanted by those four countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist entities that are designated as terrorist groups by the U.S.; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded, ostensibly in Saudi Arabia and the other nations.
Qatar vehemently denies funding or supporting extremism. But the country acknowledges that it allows members of some extremist groups such as Hamas to reside in Qatar, arguing that fostering dialogue with those groups is key to resolving global conflicts.
Qatar’s neighbors have also accused it of backing al-Qaida and the Islamic State group’s ideology throughout the Middle East. Those umbrella groups also appear on the list of entities whose ties with Qatar must be extinguished, along with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the al-Qaida branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front.
More broadly, the list demands that Qatar align itself politically, economically and otherwise with the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional club that has focused on countering the influence of Iran. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led nations have accused Qatar of inappropriately close ties to Iran, a Shiite-led country and Saudi Arabia’s regional foe.
The Iran provisions in the document say Qatar must shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, kick out from Qatar any members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with U.S. sanctions. Under the 2015 nuclear deal, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were eased but other sanctions remain in place.
Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly difficult. Qatar shares a massive offshore natural gas field with Iran which supplies the small nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup its wealth.
Not only must Qatar shut down the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, the list says, but also all of its affiliates. That presumably would mean Qatar would have to close down Al-Jazeera’s English-language sister network.
Supported by Qatar’s government, Al-Jazeera is one of the most widely watched Arabic channels, but it has long drawn the ire of Mideast governments for airing alternative viewpoints. The network’s critics say it advances Qatar’s goals by promoting Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood that pose a populist threat to rulers in other Arab countries.
The list also demands that Qatar stop funding a host of other news outlets including Arabi21 and Middle East Eye.
If Qatar agrees to comply, the list asserts that it will be audited once a month for the first year, and then once per quarter in the second year after it takes effect. For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance.
Hussain Al-Qatari in Kuwait, Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Vivian Salama in Washington contributed to this report.
Moscow sends a crystal-clear message to Washington: The games in Syria are over
June 19, 20017
We didn't believe it at first, but it's true: Russia's Defense Ministry says it will target any aircraft from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates.
“In the areas of combat missions of Russian air fleet in Syrian skies, any airborne objects, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles of the [US-led] international coalition, located to the west of the Euphrates River, will be tracked by Russian ground and air defense forces as air targets,” the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.
The announcement comes after the US shot down a Syrian jet near Raqqa. Washington says the Syrian jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces, but Damascus insists the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants.
This basically means that Russia is now taking complete control of most of Syria's airspace:
Moscow has also cut its military communication line with the US in Syria.
We hope Washington gets the memo this time. Because it doesn't sound like Russia is bluffing.
(“And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.” Revelations 9:13-15)
Russia to treat US jets in Syria as 'targets' after America guns down first regime warplane
Communication channel between Washington and Moscow to be suspended immediately
19, June 2017
A US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian army SU-22 jet in the countryside southwest of Raqqa Getty
Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are also present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.
The country’s defence ministry said it would track US-led coalition aircraft with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.
A hotline set up between Russia and the US to prevent mid-air collisions will also be suspended.
“All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The warning comes after a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian army SU-22 jet on Sunday in the countryside southwest of Raqqa – the first such downing of a Syrian jet by the US since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011.
Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces but Damascus said the plane was downed while flying a mission against Isis militants.
Russia’s defence ministry said the suspension of its communication line with the Americans would begin immediately.
The US did not use its hotline with Russia ahead of the downing of the Syrian government warplane, said the ministry, which accused the US of a “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the deconfliction deal.
“The shooting down of a Syrian Air Force jet in Syria’s airspace is a cynical violation of Syria’s sovereignty,” the ministry said.
“The US’ repeated combat operations under the guise of ‘combating terrorism’ against the legitimate armed forces of a UN member-country are a flagrant violation of international law and an actual military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.”
Theresa May appealed to Russia to continue the use of “deconfliction” measures over the skies of Syria to reduce the risk of misunderstandings in what is a crowded airspace.
Russia, which has been providing air cover for Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, since 2015, has an agreement with the US aimed at preventing incidents involving either country’s warplanes engaged in operations in Syria.
Downing the jet was akin to “helping the terrorists that the US is fighting against”, Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said.
A statement released by US Central Command on Sunday said the Syrian jet was “immediately shot down... in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition partnered forces”.
“The Coalition’s mission is to defeat Isis in Iraq and Syria. The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat,” it added.
“The Coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat Isis in Syria poses globally. The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-Isis operations will not be tolerated.”
NOW U.S. GOVERNMENT THREATENS TO TAKE ALL YOUR CASH
New Senate bill empowers feds to seize everything you own
June 18, 2017
WASHINGTON – In the name of fighting terrorism financing, a new U.S. Senate bill threatens to force private corporations to monitor your financial activity and empowers government to seize allyour assets if you fail to comply with the new law.
Even failure to fill out one form is license for the federal government to take everything you have.
Sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” was introduced last month and represents what some financial experts say is a new assault on cash and digital currencies.
Proponents say it’s needed to fight criminal and terrorist money laundering efforts, yet the banking institutions that will be given orders to look for evidence are themselves the primary architects of the schemes that make this activity profitable on a massive scale.
“If the bill becomes law, Americans would be subject to a whole host of government intrusions. One little slip-up would open a Pandora’s box of governmental inquiry into your financial life,” says Peter Reagan, a financial-market strategist at Birch Gold Group. “For example, failing to complete a single reporting form would result in the government being granted abilities to freeze and seize not just a portion, but the entirety, of your assets. The bill even goes so far as to include the contents of safety-deposit boxes.”
As the bill stands today, precious-metals holdings are not covered under the required declarations. Most other ‘monetary instruments’ would be locked down tight.
“The war on cash and financial autonomy has been underway for some time,” says Reagan. “But this bill would solidify a serious loss of freedom we’ve been fearing for years.”
Because fighting “terrorism” is one of the purposes of the legislation, it allows any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of the Department of Homeland Security to take your monetary assets, including Bitcoin and so-called “crypto-currencies.”
Claire Bernish, an independent investigative reporter, says the bill would impose “autocratic financial controls in an attempt to ensure none of your assets can escape one of the state’s most nefarious, despised powers: civil forfeiture.”
“Civil forfeiture grants the government robbery writ large: your cash, property, and assets can be stolen completely sans due process, your guilt – frequently pertaining to drug ‘crimes’ – matters not,” Bernish says. “A court verdict of not guilty doesn’t even guarantee the return of state-thefted property.”
She says the bill also severely curtails the right to travel freely with more than $10,000 in cash. To do so, a citizen will need to file a report with the U.S. government. Other assets that would be at risk for violations of the law include bank accounts, prepaid cards, gift cars, prepaid phones and prepaid coupons. Violators face prison terms of 10 years.
“And if that weren’t enough, this bill also gives them with new authority to engage in surveillance and wiretapping (including phone, email, etc.) if they have even a hint of suspicion that you might be transporting excess ‘monetary instruments,'” reports Simon Black of SovereignMan.com. “Usually wiretapping authority is reserved for major crimes like kidnapping, human trafficking, felony fraud, etc. Now we can add cash to that list.”
GERMAN POLICE RAID 36 HOMES FOR 'HATEFUL' SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Those who violate speech limits face up to 5 years in jail
June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – German police recently raided the homes of 36 people accused of writing “hateful” posts on social media, with most of the raids targeting right-wing individuals.
Thirty-three of the raids concerned “politically motivated right-wing incitement,” while only two raids targeted people accused of left-wing extremist content. One of the raids targeted someone accused of making threats based on sexual orientation, according to the New York Times.
“Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet,” said Holger Münch, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office.
According to German law, social media users face up to five years in prison for “inciting racial hatred,” even if no physical violence is committed.
“Meanwhile, Islamists mow down people with cars and trucks at Christmas markets in Germany,” said Paul Nehlen, who recently announced he will challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district primary in 2018.
“It’s madness. German authorities are backing their own citizens into a corner with these types of draconian measures. When did Germany become Cuba, jailing people for political dissent? I’ve heard some of the never-Trumper crowd in the U.S. and in Europe refer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the new leader of the free world. I wonder how those jailed German citizens living under Merkel’s jack-boot feel about her ‘free-world leadership.'”
Welp. That ought to stop bombings, stabbings, pavement mountings, fires, shootings, beatings, rapes, druggings, kidnappings, groomings, etc https://t.co/0YFZxhfXI6
— Paul Nehlen (@pnehlen) June 21, 2017
This week, a similar situation arose in Sussex, a county in southeast England. A man who posted “hateful” comments on Facebook was sentenced to 20 months of prison for each of the eight counts of “publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred against Muslims” with which he was charged.
“I hope the sentence handed down by the court on Friday acts as a deterrent to others and sends a reassuring message to those who may be directly targeted or are more widely affected by people’s use of social media to spread messages of fear and hate,” said Sussex Police Hate Crime Sgt. Peter Allan in a statement.
“I encourage people who witness such content, to report it to the provider of the social media platform, but such reports can also be made to us online.”
Supporters of the Islamic terror group Hezbollah called for the annihilation of Israel at a public rally in London during the same week,but were not approached by police.
Simon Johnson of the Jewish Leadership Council blasted law enforcement for the apparent double standard.
“I am convinced we’ve been caught in a bit of a civil service paralysis. … Now that we’ve suffered terrible terrorist outrages in this country – surely now is the time to be able to ban the flag of Hezbollah.”
The apparent double standard was mirrored earlier in the month, when British police arrested 25 people for “hate crimes” following the London Bridge terrorist attack that killed eight and wounded another 48. Meanwhile, 12 potential terrorists arrested in connection with the London attack and 22 arrested in connection with the Manchester attack in May were released without charge.
After the London Bridge attack, British law-enforcement social media accounts made it clear they would go after those who posted anti-Muslim content on the Internet.
“Hate crime can take many forms including verbal or online abuse on social media. If you see it, report it,” police in Cheshire, a county in northwest England, tweeted in the aftermath of the attack.
According to Europol, left-wing extremists carried out 27 times more terror attacks in Europe than right-wingers in 2016. There were 27 left-wing attacks, but just one-right wing terror attack recorded.
“Left-wing attacks take many forms,” says Nehlen. “Look at the case of the leftist/Islamist alliance mutating in the United States. You have Islamist Linda Sarsour suggesting that Muhammad was a human rights activist, a feminist and the first victim of the laughably dangerous term Islamophobia. She was part of a demonstration that ran concurrent to President Trump’s inauguration. Over 200 people were charged with felonious behavior such as breaking windows, throwing bricks, large rocks, pieces of concrete at uniformed law enforcement officers.”
In Europe, 13 of the 27 attacks were carried out by Islamic jihadists, and these attacks led to the vast majority of deaths. One hundred thirty five of the 142 terror deaths in Europe in 2016 were classified as Islamic terror.
“Europe is under siege,” Nehlen said. “Intimidating and jailing the most vocal part of your populace isn’t going to stop the problem. Quite the contrary. What European nations are inadvertently telling their citizens is that they will, at some point in the very near future, need to physically engage the invasion force themselves. Speaking out against the invasion won’t result in help from your government, it will get you removed from the battlefield.”
Oregon Senate votes to allow dementia patients to be starved to death
June 13, 2017
SALEM, Oregon, June 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8.
Oregon Right to Life has been battling SB494 since it was introduced, warning it's a "devious" bill that's "craftily written so as to hide its true intent."
SB494 would remove safeguards in Oregon law that protect the right of patients to receive food and water as part of basic treatment. It would give healthcare representatives power to potentially coerce doctors into starving patients against their will.
Under current Oregon law, if it's unclear what a mentally incompetent person desires or wants, the person's healthcare representative does not have the authority to end the incompetent person’s life unless the person is in a specific end-of-life situation.
SB494 was introduced after a dispute between the husband of an Alzheimer's patient and her nursing home. The patient, Nora Harris, had filled out an advance directive saying she didn't want to be fed intravenously.
She began needing helping using utensils. Harris could still eat with her hands and was still expressing a desire to eat.
Her husband filed a lawsuit to get her nursing home to stop feeding her.
The nursing home, Fern Gardens, said it would not force Harris to eat but that it only wanted to continue providing her the option of basic food and water. Mr. Harris lost; the Harris family maintains that their mother would want to be starved and dehydrated rather than live in such a state.
The way advance directives currently work in Oregon preserves Oregonians’ ability to receive food and hydration even if they lose mental competency. SB494 would undermine this.
"In spite of amendments, SB494 remains a deadly bill," Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, told LifeSiteNews via email. "It is a tragedy that the liberal senators believed the talking points of the big insurance companies and right-to-die proponents about this bill."
Atteberry said SB494 was sold "as a basic 'update' to Oregon law. The reality is that it will remove current safeguards in Oregon's advance directive statute that protect conscious patients’ access to ordinary food and water when they no longer have the ability to make decisions about their own care."
Currently, a person in Oregon can fill out an advance directive that specifies the types of care they will want and designates a person as their healthcare representative if they become mentally incompetent.
"The current form gives ample room for a person to write his/her complete instructions for end-of-life care including if the patient wants tube feeding or not," Oregon Right to Life explains. "The law also limits the authority of a healthcare representative to make decisions for a patient to only what the patient designates on the form."
SB494 removes the advance directive document from established Oregon statute, meaning "there could be situations where an incompetent person’s life may be ended according to the wishes of their healthcare representative, even if it’s against the unwritten or ambiguously written desires of the incompetent person."
The bill "opens a door to a whole new classification of people who can be legally killed," Atteberry wrote in a June 7 blog post. It "opens the doors to killing conscious, non-dying adults, incapacitated because of mental illness, who have not asked to be killed. The clear motive for the killing is money. A first grader can do the math as to how much money it saves to kill a person rather than allow him to live."
An Oregon Right to Life fact sheet explains, "In the current advance directive, in order to make a life-ending decision for an incapable person, a healthcare representative must be expressly given the legal authority by the patient, except in limited circumstances (ORS 127.540). Senate Bill 494 removes the advance directive from statute and makes other changes that would eliminate this explicit limit on the authority of the healthcare representative."
"Instead of a person having to opt out of life-sustaining treatment on an advance directive, Oregonians will likely need to specifically opt in to ensure that their healthcare representative does not end their life," the pro-life group warns.
Only one Democrat, Sen. Betsy Johnson of Scappoose, voted against the bill. Only one Republican, Sen. Jeff Kruse of Roseburg, voted for it.
Kruse disregarded "literally thousands of emails and phone calls from his own constituents, as well as detailed conversations with Oregon Right to Life lobbyists." By doing so, he "put an end to his pro-life ethic," Oregon Right to Life declared.
"We are grateful for the pro-life senators who stood by the truth," said Atteberry. "We will now turn our attention to the House."
Oregon was the first state to legalize assisted suicide in 1997.
Health Impact News
Mass Protests Against Mandatory Vaccines in Rome – Some Parents Prepare to Leave Italy
June 17, 2017
Once again, Health Impact News brings you reports out of Italy that are censored in the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media. Tens of thousands of parents across Italy have taken to the streets to protest new mandatory vaccination laws.
15,000 Free-Vaxxers marched in Rome under the hot summer sun to protest the new law that will increase mandatory vaccines from 4 to 12. They call themselves Free-Vaxxers to distinguish themselves from the No-Vaxxers, they want to stress that they are not anti vaccines, but they are pro-freedom; the freedom to choose if, when and how much to vaccinate their kids.
The Vaxxed team arrived in Italy for the movie premier of Vaxxed welcomed by the public and the local associations. The documentary immediately created a wave of consciousness in the public, a wave that the government has been trying to crush, first by censoring Vaxxed, and now by issuing the strictest mandatory vaccine law in Europe. Vaxxed has inspired people to come together to fight united for the right to choose to vaccinate their kids or not.
It was a true historic moment, for the very first time so many parents, doctors, politicians came together. So far this has been the largest march against mandatory vaccines in the world.
The proposed law is one of the strictest in the world, in the event of non-compliance with the vaccination mandate, the parents or the guardians shall be subject to a pecuniary administrative sanction ranging between euros five hundred to euros seven thousand five hundred. Furthermore, in case of lack of some or all vaccines the children will be taken away by the local child protective services.
The BBC reported on one group of parents preparing to leave Italy and seek asylum in Austria over the new mandatory vaccine law.
While the BBC reported this news, they also published the one-sided propaganda that is apparently the only view allowed in mainstream media: “Scientific studies have debunked an alleged link between vaccines and autism, as the US Centers for Disease Control point out on their website.”
The CDC, of course, has a huge conflict of interest as they spend over $4 Billion a year on vaccines, and ignore or suppress any contradictory science that shows the dangers of vaccines.
New “Solar Paint” Turns Your Entire House Into A Source Of Clean Energy
POSTED ON June 16, 2017
By Matt Agorist
As governments scramble to tax their citizens into a greener world, research in the free market is proving to be the ultimate catalyst in a sustainable future. As governments pass legislation to prop up the fossil fuel industry, renewables are battling back in this epic David and Goliath match. One of the latest and most unique innovations that is showing promise to free humanity from the grip of fossil fuels is solar paint. Yes, solar paint.
Researchers in Australia, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split the molecule to separate it into hydrogen — the cleanest source of energy.
The research has recently been published as “Surface Water Dependent Properties of Sulfur Rich Molybdenum Sulphides – Electrolyteless Gas Phase Water Splitting” in ACS Nano, a journal of the American Chemical Society.
According to a report on RMIT’s website:
The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines and electronics fresh and dry.
But unlike silica gel, the new material, synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, also acts as a semi-conductor and catalyses the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen.
Lead researcher Dr Torben Daeneke, from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, said: “We found that mixing the compound with titanium oxide particles leads to a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.
“Titanium oxide is the white pigment that is already commonly used in wall pain, meaning that the simple addition of the new material can convert a brick wall into energy harvesting and fuel production real estate.
“Our new development has a big range of advantages,” Daeneke said. “There’s no need for clean or filtered water to feed the system. Any place that has water vapor in the air, even remote areas far from water, can produce fuel.”
The solar paint is so efficient that it doesn’t need humid climates to function either. This technology can work in arid climates, too.
“This system can also be used in very dry but hot climates near oceans. The sea water is evaporated by the hot sunlight and the vapor can then be absorbed to produce fuel,” Daenekeex plains.
Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Daeneke’s colleague, explained on the university’s website how hydrogen is the cleanest source of energy and could be used in fuel cells. But that is only the beginning. This solar paint could also serve as a replacement for fossil fuels as it can be used in combustion engines.
“The produced hydrogen can then be directly used either in a fuel cell or in a combustion engine,” says Daeneke.
“Ultimately we hope that the solar paint might be used alongside traditional solar cells, potentially coating areas that receive too little light to be viably covered with expensive solar cell modules,” Daeneke said.
As Inverse reports, Although Daeneke thinks it will take at least 5 years to engineer the final product, he expects the paint will be very cheap. Since there are already cars and buses that are hydrogen powered today, Daeneke says, once the collection process is completed this could be a powerful source of clean energy in the future. And because it’s effectively just a white paint, you could put it on your house or fence to create another kind of clean energy with a little humidity and sunlight.
"An Old Farmers Advice"
"These simple words of wisdom, from Texas state legislator Judge Roy English, "Don't Whiz On An Electric Fence: Grandpa's Country Wisdom,1996", are fruits ripe for the picking by people of all walks of life:
• Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
• Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
• Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
• A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
• Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
• Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
• Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
• Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
• It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
• You cannot unsay a cruel word.
• Every path has a few puddles.
• When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
• The best sermons are lived, not preached.
• Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen, anyway.
• Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
• Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
• Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
• Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.
• Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
• If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
• Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
• The biggest troublemaker you’ll ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
• Always drink upstream from the herd.
• Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
• Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
• If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
• Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly."
“Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.”
- J.C. Watts
5 Shocking Secrets About White Flour
POSTED ON June 17, 2017
By Organic and Healthy
The Federal District Court of Missouri deemed that bleached white flour was unfit for human consumption, in 1910.
Shockingly, the 1st chief of the Food and Drug Administration at the time, H. W. Wiley, said that the law was “halted through the political influence of the flour millers” and “no notice of violations has since been made by the FDA.”
Mr. Wiley’s book “The History of a Crime Against the Pure Food Law” goes over the case:
These days flour is made from wheat thats exposed to harmful pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides from the minute they are seeded and stored away. Since this time, around 60 various chemicals have been approved by the FDA to bleach white flour.
5 Secrets About White Flour That will Shock You
1. Bleached Flour contains nearly NO nutrients.
White Flour manufacturer’s start by removing bran from wheat seed, its 6 outer layers, and the germ that has 76% of minerals and vitamins. 97 percent of the dietary fiber is also gone. This process strips all iron, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, 70% phosphorus and 50% of calcium.
2. Added Potassium Bromate
After the removal of nutrient, layers, flour is bleached, preserved, an aged with chlorine dioxide. They whiten the flour by mixing in alum, chalk, and ammonium carbonate to give the white flour a certain appeal to consumers. In the final stage, an anti-salting agent named sorbitan mono-saturate.
White flour also contains potassium bromate, a tough oxidizer that harms cells. Bromate is recognized as a category 2B carcinogen, and has been found by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to be possibly carcinogenic to humans. In 1994, Potassium Bromate was banned by the European Union (bromates, peroxide, and chlorine in food is illegal in the EU), Canada, and the UK.
3. White flour is a natural insecticide
You might not know this, but if an insect gets into white flour and eats it, they end up dying. This in part due to white flour being an insecticide, so it practically kills every insect that eats it.
4. Contains L-cysteine
L-cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that is added in most baked goods to ramp up industrial processing. You can find it in cookies, pizza doughs, fast food buns and pastries. It is processed in labs but there are cheap means of production that involve the use of human hair and duck feathers.
Other than human hair, L-cysteine can be found in cow horns, chicken feathers and petroleum byproducts. L-cysteine mostly comes straight from China, where regulation is poorly maintained.
5. White flour contains diabetes-causing contaminant alloxan
Alloxan is found within white flour, and is mainly used to ensure bread has a clean, fresh appearance. Their has been recent studies that prove alloxan destroys beta cells within the pancreas. The Textbook of Natural Medicine has found alloxan’s effects on the pancreas is so harmful that they call the chemical “a potent beta-cell toxin.”
Despite this, the FDA still allows many companies to utilize alloxan in food processing methods. Luckily, studies have found that vitamin E could reverse the harmful effects of alloxan. Dr. Gary Null’s Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Healing states that vitamin C can help protect rats from the harsh side effects of alloxan.
next week...keep on believing.
I afflict you with famine of bread, then ten women shall bake your
loaves in one oven, and they shall render your loaves by weight; and
ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.”
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