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Trump still the US president


The New World Order Aka the United Nations vote this week to remove mariguana from “dangerous substances,” and the Democrats followed the lead.
Isn’t it something that a sovereign nation is almost taking orders from the UN?
“The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted this week to remove marijuana and marijuana resin from the category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, paving the way for additional research opportunities.”
Why now?
Not that I’m against that mariguana being decriminilized, but its rather odd that congress is doing this now, when there is some much chaos in the country.
US is involved in vote fraud court cases, regardless if mainstream media try to hide the facts. Then the unnecessary lockdowns with a failed economy driving the country into a crash.
Is it some sort of diverting strategy, or the fact that nine months after the lockdown started, Congress isn’t passing a stimulus check for the people?
It begs the question, why Nancy Pelosi completely disregard President Donald Trump, while talking of present issues, and instead referers to the elected President Joe Biden, when the house is still in session and Trump is still the president.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-takes-historic-bill-decriminalize-cannabis-n1249905

A better world is possible


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

The collective consciousness is setting the tune, do not give up. Never stop trying, because a better world is always possible.

Every day we have the opportunity, don’t waste yours in meaningless negative thoughts.

Stay human! ❤

Photo: Society of Social Studies, Alberta Canada http://socialiststudies.ca/about/
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Traveling with COVID-19!


By Marivel Guzman

Originally published May 02, 2020

I’m a former RN and freelance journalist. Recently I enrolled in the University of Texas free online course Journalism in the pandemia: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future.

The following text was my introduction to the more than 60,000 fellow worldwide journalists enrolled in the course.

Hello, my name is Marivel Guzman, freelance journalist since 2016, former register nurse and currently professional cleaner, I also own an Ebay store, wgere I sell plants to complete a decent income.

I live in shinny Southern California, where other than the lockdown of business, everything looks normal.

I traveled between January 28 thru March o4. I believe that period was the critical time of the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2.

I left from Tijuana Airport, to Mexico City, Amsterdam and New Delhi final destination. I was stranded in Mexico City for 2 days, and another 2 days in Amsterdam. The 2 days journey took 6 days. Since before I started my journey, I was looking for masks. Before I left Orange County, I couldn’t find one single mask in any store. I tried my luck local stores in Tijuana, Mx, then in Mexico City, Amsterdam and New Delhi, not one mask at the store airports or the local stores. That wasn’t surprising at all, what really got my attention was not to find people sick, or anybody who heard about anybody being sick.

I talked with airport personnel, travelers, locals in those cities, and nobody knew anything about a single person sick.

I spent 26 days traveling all across India, visited more than 50 cities big and small. I stayed in various beaches in Goa, and life was normal.

Due to the terrible internet situation in India, I was disconnected 80 percent of the time. But, I never stopped inquiring about the outbreak. I talked to locals, pharmacists, tourists from all over the world, and with all honesty, nobody knew anything about the coronavirus.

Even after I returned on February 29, From New Delhi, Via Paris, Mexico City and Tijuana arriving on March 04, still I only knew about the coronavirus from the news.

And strangely enough, not until it was declared a Pandemic by the WHO, It’s that everything started to change and the “death toll” started being the “news.”

I still have my reservations to accept the current lockdown situation.

As a nurse, I’m reluctant to accept the lockdown as a measure to stop the spreading of the infection, because it is different being infected and being sick.

Never in the history of an outbreak, the healthy is quarantined along with the infected, if that was the case.

I read scientific journals, and review scientific studies.

I’m always in the look out for news coming directly from researchers in epidemiology, microbiology and infectious diseases from various countries. I found many conflicting arguments regarding the new CDC death certicates guidelines.

As a professional cleaner, I have entered 60 homes, and I ask questions, I observe the situation in Southern Cities, and I’m still to find a person sick, or who knows a sick person. At least in the places I have been emploted.

I visit the USPS everyday to ship my plants (no mask)

As a freelance journalist, I have covered diverse events, visited supermarkets, hospitals, free meals for seniors, free meals events, mask donations, free food for homeless, shelters and I have done it without wearing a mask Nobody has gotten sick from me, not in my home, or my relatives, or friends’s homes.

What I’m trying to say is that the world was normal before the “Pandemic” was announced on March 11.

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Fearmongering the worse public policy ever


July 11,2020

By Marivel Guzman

“It’s easier to fool people than convince them than they have been fooled” Often attributed to Mark Twain.
No matter who said it, it is an absolute truth statement, even if there are no absolutes, someone might say. At the present times, 99 percent of the population has been fooled into believing many things that are not true, at least not scientifically backed by honest data, (not paid science.)

On the contrary, there is science against the opposite. But nobody will say, yes, I was fooled, but I’m ok with it.

Most people rather live a comfortable lie, than an uncomfortable truth.

The lockdown(s) were never about hospitals’s capacity. The lockdown was and still is according to official sources to stop the infection of SARS-CoV-2.

The “surge” in cases is simply due to people testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2, but this fact does not make them a COVID-19 case.

Have you ask yourself why, so many people are testing positive for the virus? The reason being is that more testing is being conducted all across the world.

Second question, why do people who are or seem healthy test positive and you don’t even know you have it?

According to the latest study published in the Lancet, most young people specially in the groups from 14 to 49 had gotten the virus with no symptoms a lot.
Children under that age do not get infected. In the study, one child got the virus. The exception.

The group that from 50 to 65, got the virus with mild condition not required hospitalization. The only group that is at risk are people 65 and over, and that is because they have a coctail of diseases that render their inmune system weak.

Now, if in the present lockdown essential workers are allowed to mingle outside their homes to work, if they “catch” the virus obviously they will bring it home, to a “close quarters,” where they can infect any other members of the family. Right?

The lockdown is ineffective, is a complete disaster. Because destroyed the economy of the world at large and further more is eroding the means of survival of the sensitive population-Those who are daily laborers, migrants, street vendors whose only survival is in the tourist industry.

So, why instead to mandate a lockdown in a 7.8 billion people, why the policy wasn’t to protect the population at risk to get infected and to develop COVID-19, the flu which is also a respiratory infection could have been taken as a studied example.

Not every household in the world has a member in the mentioned group – 65 and over- those who has them should have the responsibility to care for their elderly, meaning wearing masks when in public to avoid getting the virus and bring it home. Taking all measures of hygiene before being in contact with their elders.

We must take in consideration another group, the population that already suffers from conditions known to weaken their inmune system. The same measures should be taken.

By now science has studied that assymtomatic people do not transmit the virus, simply because the means of transmission starts when the body starts protecting itself through its defense mechanism such fever, sneezing and coughing. If you have fever, no body can’t get sick by touching the warm skin of the person. Righ? but if you sneeze or cough then you can transmit the virus. The WHO has the data compiled by countries which followed stric tracking of assymtomatic and their contacts. “The data shows no secondary infection from an assymtomatic person,” the WHO said in its June 8 briefing.

If an asymptomatic person could transmit the virus just by speaking, this means the virus is in the saliva right? Then the testing for the overall population should be a simple swap of saliva from the mouth. But, that is not the present case. The testing requires to dig down on your throat or nose, where the virus is being isolated by the normal defense mechanism of the body if any virus is present.

So, again the hospitals entered the equation when people started to challenge masks and lockdowns and the changing of mask guidelines.

If all governments can allocate billions of dollars to their defense budget to buy the latest weaponry of war, why they couldn’t switch that budget to fight this “almost microscopic enemy,”?

Another important point to address is the medical personal of the army forces, this goes for every country. All states (countries) have trained nurses and doctors. Why instead to use resources enforcing this crippling lockdown, why the armies of the world didn’t deploy their medical personal to the government and private owned hospitals to help fight the enemy?

To end but not less important, it is known, scientifically proven that there isn’t a treatment to cure viruses still now 2020, the only doctor’s prescription is rest, lots of fluids and medicines to treat the symptoms; high temperature, congested cough, and upper respiratory system symptoms. Although, those symptoms are the defense mechanism of the body to figh the pathogens, whichever they are, if they become severe, they need to lessen the discomfort.
Only, when the person become to ill to treat him/her at home is that they go to the hospital to be under medical treatment. This has been a common practice by majority of the population, specially rural places that don’t have medical facilities nearby.

So, in my personal informed opinion – after endless research and medical knowledge- I’m talking as a nurse and as a journalist, the lockdown(s) and curfews are the wrong public policy ever enforced in the population in time of relative peace, at least in most countries.

More cases the better, if you have followed the reports from all world’s CDCs you find that COVID-19 cases resulting on deaths are very small percentage. Until now analyzing the latest data, the death ratio range between

  1. 03 to 0.26 worse scenario, and this number is taking in consideration the data of the positive cases reported from assymtomatic persons who voluntary gave their throat or nose samples.

So again, wear your mask if you have to, but don’t blindly advocate for a lockdown that doesn’t affect you at all. Stay home if you feel safe, but stop feeding endless unnecessary fear to the population not affected by the SARS-CoV-2.

Take care of your elders and inmuno depressed, but don’t try to curtail-with your fearmongering-the ability of the 90 percent of the population who can safely work and need to work to survive.

The lockdown are a wrong policy. Remember this: 37- million people live with HIV and live a normal lives with treatment.

Iguana taking an afternoon sunbath, Orange CA. Nov. 25, 2020 (photo/Marivel Guzman)

16 facts about COVID-19


16 Facts -16 Scientific studies, new data, expert advice from 600 doctors on #COVID19, the #lockdown, #masks, and #socialdistancing. This incredible compendium was just published by The Children’s Health Defense under the title “LOCKDOWN LUNACY: The Thinking Person’s Guide”
Every fact is supported by a scientific study, and data analysis.
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/lockdown-lunacy-the-thinking-persons-guide/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fb4def25-9094-4036-b0bc-affc7582badc
Fact #1: The Infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, in line with seasonal flu

Fact #2: The risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher than the average IFR for older people and those with co-morbidities, and much lower than the average IFR for younger healthy people, and nearing zero for children

Fact #3: People infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic (which is most people) do NOT spread COVID-19

Fact #4: Emerging science shows no spread of COVID-19 in the community (shopping, restaurants, barbers, etc.)

Fact #5: Published science shows COVID-19 is NOT spread outdoors

Fact #6: Science shows masks are ineffective to halt the spread of COVID-19, and The WHO recommends they should only be worn by healthy people if treating or living with someone with a COVID-19 infection

Fact #7: There’s no science to support the magic of a six-foot barrier.
Follow the link read compiled scientific data and expert commentary by doctors, epidemiologists, inmuologists, mathematicians, and more experts in related fields.

Visit the site of Children Health Defense for more information

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Politicians are being courted by scientists


Many experts in the field of microbiology, and pulmonary and Infectious diseases are questioning the government’s approach to the COVI-19D pandemic.

Dr Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specialising in Pulmonology, politician and former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Back in 2009, called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.

“Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.

We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?”

That’s missing.

https://youtu.be/p_AyuhbnPOI

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Dr Sucharit Bhakdi demystifies the hype around the global hysteria of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bhakdi, the former head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, at Johannes Gutenburg University in Mainz, Germany and one of the most cited researcher in the field of microbiology speaks about the coronavirus hype.

Bhakdi is the recipient of many awards in the field of microbiology, and is an authority in the field.

In his opinion, the governments lockdown are shortening the life of million of people specially elderly people, who need to go to the theater, dance, walk at the park, in other words they need entertainment and peace of mind to live longer.

He does not dismiss the potential risk of the COVID-19, but at the same time he stressed that “elderly and people with underlying lung and heart condition are more susceptible, and not the rest of the population.

The misinformation put out there, with the number of deaths in countries most affected is creating an unnecessary fear.

China and Italy he said, two countries with high volumes of pollution, which fact is not taken in consideration to rule the cause of death—People that live in polluted areas already have susceptible lungs and compromised upper respiratory system.

Saying that the cause of death is only due to the COVID-19 is false, and the numbers misleading.

The elderly is more affected, but, they are at risk with any type of coronavirus.

The horrifying impact in world economy threaten the existence of countless people, he said. “

“These extreme measures [lockdown and self quarantine] are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide because of nothing but a spook,” he said

According to the American Psychology Association, stress lower your natural defenses, “when we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced.”

Stay calm and cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, these measures should be normally followed when affected by any type of viral, or bacterial infection, such flu or influenza.

https://youtu.be/JBB9bA-gXL4

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Explosive information about #COVI19.



Published on Jun 16, 2020

Exclusive information. Multiple highly regarded scientists who have studied C0R0NAVlRUS say that the VlRUS has been manipulated in labs to better attach to human cells. Turns out, research on that very thing was conducted here in the United States until the research was banned in 2013. In 2014, the research appears to have resumed through funding to several labs in China through payments to Eco Healt.

JudyMikovits has been saying the same. She also said, that for a virus to naturally evolve to the current SARS-CoV-2, it would take 800 years. She has been censored by the YouTube, Google and Facebook.

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The selective virus


Thanks to Louisa Livingstone
“.. allowed to share text but not the name, for obvious reasons.

I’m ready to fight this tooth and nail. I’m so tired of parents putting their fear onto the kids. The kids are only scared because of the parents.

Let me put this into perspective for you… I’m a police officer in London, we have briefing in a room with 30 other officers, we share a locker room (Male and female), we all walk around the same base swapping over from team to team at handover so sometimes you can mix with 60+ people when shift change over happens not to mention sharing the same vehicles, the same radio batteries, the same doors, computers etc. We then do it all again at the end of our shifts, so again mixing with a further 30+ people sharing everything etc.

Plus then you have the extra officers who have been drafted in from their regular duties to help out and who you don’t mix with on a usual shift etc. Not to mention the people we have to deal with on the streets and the other officers we meet out and about. And when we are taken for aid (duties up town in London) we then share a carrier with sometimes 10 other officers who you don’t normally work with, or have never worked with and could be from another borough.

BUT… only 2 people have had it (confirmed). Surely the police service should have come down with COVID19 now? We got given no PPE except gloves and hand sanitizer (with no alcohol – we had to provide alcohol gel) then eventually we got given masks if we wanted them.

I ended up walking through the COVID A&E department with no mask because we were searching for a high risk missing person!

And one final thing. I have asthma… and the inhalers I’m on make me “high risk”. I’ve been working throughout. Not once have I shielded. I mean I’m pretty sure I had it in December but I can’t prove that.

So why has this virus not attacked me? Are the police completely immune? Does our job make us immune? If the police can still work with no changes throughout the pandemic then surely the teachers can? Surely kids can go back to school with no changes?”

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Dr Scott Atlas


Dr. Scott Atlas is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, an accomplished physician, and a scholar of public health. For several weeks, Dr. Atlas has been making the case in print and in other media that we as a society have overreacted in imposing draconian restrictions on movement, gatherings, schools, sports, and other activities.

He is not a COVID-19 denier—he believes the virus is a real threat and should be managed as such. But, as Dr. Atlas argues, there are some age groups and activities that are subject to very low risk. The one-size-fits-all approach we are currently using is overly authoritarian, inefficient, and not based in science.

Dr. Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools. The latter recommendation is vital for restarting and maintaining the economy so that parents are not housebound trying to work and educate their children. Dr. Atlas is also adamant that an economic shutdown, and all of the attendant issues that go along with it, is a terrible solution—the cure is worse than the disease. Finally, Dr. Atlas reveals some steps he’s taken in his own life to try to get things back to normal.

Search the Hoover Institute

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The misconception of GMO is that solve the hunger problem


By Marivel Guzman

Published on Mar 11, 2018

but the truth is that hunger is same that it was in 1986, said Zack Bush.
According to UNICEF 15,000 children under 5 die every day due to starvation and malnourishment.
“Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as in Hospice and Palliative care. The director of M Clinic in Virginia, Dr. Bush has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of infectious disease, endocrinology, and cancer. This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. It’s about the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry and even errant Western medical practices have on both human and planetary health. It’s a conversation about the difference between the science of disease and the science of health. It’s about the microbiome as a critical predictor of and protector against illness. And it’s an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.. Enjoy! ✌🏼🌱” – Rich

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The reall killer of humanity is and always has been starvation.


By Marivel Guzman

Already kills 15,000 children under five, UNICEF says Now Oxfam warns COVID-19 pandemic vould push 122 million to brink of starvation.

The global charity says this could result in 12,000 people dying per day by the end of the year due to COVID-19-linked hunger. Oxfam America President Abby Maxman said,

“COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling with the impacts of conflict, climate change, inequality and a broken food system that has impoverished millions of food producers and workers.”

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FRANKENSKIES FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY


By Marivel Guzman

Poison in the skies is a crime against humanity, against fauna, flora and overall an ecological catastrophe.

Frankenskies was released on June 20, 2017 in yourtube. The documentary is a compilation of government projects and private

enterprises using clouds seedings.
This film gives you the story of chemtrails, which have been used since the late 40s. Chemtrails are man-made clouds part of the geo engeenering program to control the weather. Also, is used a weather modification weapon able to cause droughts, huracans floods and other weather anomalies.
Support the film, watch it, digest its content and share it. Then think flu vaccine, virus(s) diseases outbreaks. Monsanto, war industrial complex and pharmaceutical industry.
Everything is possible, nothing should be left out of the conversation.
One note to clarify. Youtube has a note under the video about contrails, but this documentary is about chemtrails, a two completely different phenomenon(s), contrail is a natural condecoración, chemtrail is a chemical agent spread in the skies.

Chemtrails

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COVID-19 scenario written by Rockefeller Foundation in 2010.


Watch this 2014:interview with investigative journalist Harry Vox.
Lockdown, masks, quarantine, curfews, global industry disruption, flights disruption and praise of authoritarian governments.
If after watching these 12 minutes, you still agree with the present scenario of lockdowns and masks, then your critical thinking is lockdown by fear.

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Manipulation of Data


By Marivel Guzman
Note how the CDC adjusted the percentage markers for the graphic of inpatient bed occupancy.

On July 03, at 3:15 pm, I downloaded the graphic for intpacient bed occupancy by states from the CDC website.
At 3:15 pm on a Thursday, the markers were: 0 to 4.9 %, 5 to 9.9 %, 10 to 14.9 %, 15 to 19.99 %, 20 to 24.9 %, 25 or more %.

Today after that data was published, the CDC changed the markers to make the inpatient bed occupancy more dramatic. Note, that the date still reads July 03.

The more purple the states look in the graphic, the more fear they send.

New markers are: 0 to 39.9 %, 40 to 49.9 %, 50 to 59.9%, 60 to 69.9 %, 70 or more %.
Arizona went from 25 percent occupancy to 70 or more.

As new testing are being conducted nationwide, more SARS-CoV-2 cases are shown positive, but the sick people with COVID-19 declined dramatically, and consequently the death rate took its low place in the statistics models, if they are honestly reporting the data at hand.

The CDC changed the markers. For the untrained eyes like majority of Facebook users, who use Facebook as a medium for information, the change goes unnoticed. They see the colored graphic and their hormone levels of fear goes hotwire.

Mainstream media changed their headlines to cases. They left the “deaths” numbers behind, because they are not impactfull enough to bring readers to their digital outlets.

Why does the CDC insist in spreading fear?
The two graphics attached can explain why the states in the US now show dramatic purple color.

Having 0 to 39.9 percent as the lowest marker, it is in itself very misleading. If we read the data provided by the CDC, a state with 1000 beds capacity can have from zero to 49.9 percent (New altered data, as previously state from 0 to 4.9 percent.) These numbers can be taken as zero patients, or 499 patients.

I did a quatitative analysis based for Arizona, the state with more inpatient COVID-19 occupied beds. has 16,000 licensed inpatient hospital beds. That is only 1.9 per every 1000 patients. According to the US Census Bureau, Arizona population is
7.279 million (2019. )

Going back to the graphics above. On July 03, before the markers were changed, Arizona could have had from zero to 784 in COVID-19 patients. The data is so vague, that you dont get a clear picture.

Now, after the CDC changed the parameters to assest the inpatient bed occupancy. The new numbers changed from zero to 11,200 patients.
Did you see how numbers are manipulated to keep the hype.
Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans.

CDC data
CDC in-bed data

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You wonder why cancer is prevalent in the world


By Marivel Guzman

July 08

Specially pediatric cancer. Scientists please double check the time when vaccines started to be mandatory in children.
An oncogene is a gene that has the potential to cause cancer. Oncogenes are important ingredients in vaccines. In some cases cell lines that are used in the production of vaccines “might” be tumorigenic, that is, they form tumors when injected into rodents. “Investigating Viruses in Cells Used to Make Vaccines; and Evaluating the Potential Threat Posed by Transmission of Viruses to humans, ” FDA(dot) gov
In tumor cells, these genes are often mutated or expressed at high levels. Most normal cells will undergo a programmed form of rapid cell death apoptosis when critical functions are altered and malfunctioning. Activated oncogenes can cause those cells designated for apoptosis to survive and proliferate instead.
After years on cancer research and billions of dollars invested in the cancer industry scientists still cannot find the cause of cancer. They need to study the reason why cancer skyrocket after vaccines started being an integral part of humans via mandatory decrees.
Yes, there are other many causes for cancer, pesticides like Roundup, carcinogens agents in gasoline fumes,
even unattended contaminants used to desinfect our water like trihalomethanes, (formed when chlorine or bromine interacts with the natural organic materials found in water.) “Disinfection By-Products (Trihalomethanes)” CDC(dot)gov
Even bleached products like your bleached flour, rice, salt.
The difference in many products in the market including gasoline is that they are not forced “into” you body like vaccines are.
There was a time in history when vaccines and medicine were introduced in society, they were given as a gift-Polio and Insuline’s patents sold for one dollar to universities by their inventors to serve a social cause. But those times are gone, universities betrayed those inventors and sold them [patents] to merchants, who converted them into a trade commodity.
And people will rgue that money is necessary for the production of vaccines. Yes, that is indeed, but produced under a social medicine model where governments take in consideration the use of safe vaccines vs mass produced vaccine that uses short cuts that undermine the long term individual’s wellbeing.
The health of the population is a government duty, it shouldn’t be put in the hands of merchants.
If wars can be 100 percent subsidized by governments, so health can be.

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Plandemic is real.


The WHO/UN new global government are running a live exercise with the participation of 196 countries, said a document published by WHO in 2005 and revised on 2019.

The information will leave you stone cold.
There isn’t a conspiracy, just go to the WHO links provided under the video.
A live exercise planned on 2005, where all countries committed to participate.

“They will released a virus that attacks the respiratory system, to test the preparedness of all countries,” says the WHO document.

Pompeo mentioned this few months ago and he was ignored by mainstream media.

https://youtu.be/X7I5LzLgNSI

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Dr Faucci pandemia


Dr Fauci has been in the same job for almost 40 years.
I wonder, what has he been doing all these years?
He even published a “study on the 1918 Spanish flu Pandemic,” (2007) where he said, 100 years later we are prepared for a Pandemic influenza. Are we prepared? Were we prepared for COVID-19? After all those billions of dollars “invested” in research by his office.
2019 came, and here he is again at square one, with so many “I don’t know,” “We don’t know,” and many misleading statements. Some so basic as masks.
And on 2008,he published another paper after disecting preserved tissues from soldiers who died during the 1918-19 Spanish Flu.
Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic, (2008)
“Most of the deaths were caused by a secondary bacterial pulmonary infection,” the study concluded. Maybe that’s why, President Trump announced the miracle cure of the anti-viral Hydroxychloroquine and anti-bacterial Azitromycim combo?
Which by the way, Fauci stopped the Hydroxychloroquine trial,
“because it was causing side effects,” really Dr Fauci? Please name a drug without side effects. Hydroxychloroquine has been used for 60 years to treat Malaria, and out of the sudden he stopped an important trial because “side effects.”
I wonder how much of a kickback he got from Gilad Sciences Remdesevir manufacturer?

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been wrong on the coronavirus pandemic — Every step of the way!”

Here is a list of several errors, contradictory statements and dangerous gaffes by NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci:

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Philanthropic Investment is no charity

November 25, 2020 Comments off

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is no friend of humanity. This institution is a wolf in sheep’s cloths. It has advertised itself as a philanthropic entity, but it reality, it is investment philanthropy entity. It does not “donate” one penny, it does investments. Last year in Devos, he said “20 billions investment in vaccines, gave us 200 billions return.”
It has entrenched itself in GMO food production, enviroment, and vaccines.
Research the MIT technology
The research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Koch Institute Support (core) Grant from the National Cancer Institute. Link to the full article.
http://news.mit.edu/2019/storing-vaccine-history-skin-1218.
The study was published on December 19, 2019, in the American Association for Advanced Sciences, very timely for a Pandemic, that Bill Gates predicted a year ago. Link to the study
https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/11/523/eaay7162

https://youtu.be/y66sjjaE094

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The media war against Hydroxychloroquine.


By Marivel Guzman

Hydroxychloroquine is safe and cheap treatment for COVID-19 patients. The anti-malaria drug has been safely used for 60 years.

Countries that used Hydroxychloroquine from the start of the COVID-19 epidemic ranked lowest in deaths.

India population
1,319,484,175, death ratio to population .000042
Indonesia population
367,367,729 death ratio to
Population. . 000015
Pakistan pooulation
213,249,791 death ratio to population . 000028
Bangladesh population
163,684,837 death ratio to population . 000024

Mexico has almost double the population of Italy and France, and the COVID-19 death rate is almost identical.
The difference in low mortality in Mexico was the use of Hydroxychloroquine.
Mexico population 128,863,734 death ratio to population. .00046 %
France population 65,213,511 death ratio to population. .00042
Italy population
61,388,126 death ratio to population. .00046

Countries that didn’t use, stopped, or started the use later on of the drug Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients rank higher in death ratio to population.

United States population
328,277,386 death ratio to population. . 054
Brazil population
295,282,743 death ratio to population. . 055
Strangely enough, both of the presidents of these countries, Donald Trump and Bolsonaro advocated for the use of Hydroxychloroquine, but their health advisors negligently spoked against its use. The result: higher unnecessary deaths in both countries.

Three countries are in a special category: China, Japan and South Korea
The use of Eastern Medicine combined with Chloroquine proved their success with the low death ratio to population.

The numbers of infections with SARS-CoV-2 is not as important as the actual deaths of COVID-19.

COVI19 #Hydroxychloroquine

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The big scare


The big scare!
By Marivel Guzman

The New York Times latest numbers on COVID-19 deaths, “Tracking the Coronavirus,” leave you alarmed by the numbes and selective wording they used, but if you analyze the real data; death ratio to population, and death ratio to cases, the numbers are so minuscule, that the largest number is . 03 in Mississipi ratio to cases, and ratio to population .0008, and the highest ratio to population is Texas with . O4, but ratio to cases .02.
These numbers comparable to deaths for other transmitable diseases, or death by other causes, which have very high mortality in US and in the world, like Coronary Artery Disease, which just in US alone kills more than 657,000 per year average. And, the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causing bacteria of Tuberculosis is more contagious than SARS-CoV-2, according to the CDC, 13- million Americans are infected with latent tuberculosis, which treatments were halted due to the diversion of funds and medical attention taken away by lockdowns and closure of clinics and hospitals across US and worldwide.

SARS-CoV-2 is not deadlier than other diseases, but got the exaggerated media attention, pushed by pharmaceutical and vaccines manufacturers, who are set to make billions in profits.

These are the US numbers, which according to the New York Times are state hotbed spots for COVID-19, which in itself is misleading. It should be called SARS-CoV-2 cases, not COVID-19, because not all the people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop COVID-19.

Source of cases and death numbers: the New York Times.
Data analysis by Marivel Guzman.

Texas population 29,472,300
SARS-CoV-2 cases 593,779
total deaths 11,486
ratio to population.. 04
ratio to cases . 02

Idaho population
234,576, SARS-CoV-2 cases: 29,510, total deaths 395: ratio to population . 0013, ratio to cases. . 011

Arkansas population
3,039,000, SARS-CoV-2 cases 55,652, total deaths 663
ratio to population . 00022
ratio to cases. . 011

Nevada population
3,139,660, SARS-CoV-2 cases
64,573, total deaths 1,185
ratio to population . 00038
ratio to cases. . 02

Iowa population
3,179,850,SARS-CoV-2 cases
55,496, total deaths 1,030
ratio to population. . 00032
ratio to cases . 02

Alabama population
4,908,620, SARS-CoV-2 cases 113,632, total deaths 1,196
ratio to population . 00024
ratio to cases . 02

Missouri population
6,169,270, SARS-CoV-2 cases
74,157, total deaths 1,511
ratio to population . 00024
ratio to cases . 02

North Dakota population
761,723, SARS-CoV-2 cases
9,498, total deaths 136
ratio to population .00018
ratio to cases. . 01

Georgia population
10,627,767,SARS-CoV-2 cases 233,169,total deaths
4889.
ratio to population . 0005
ratio to cases . 02

Florida population
21,646,155, SARS-CoV-2 cases 597,589, total deaths 10,273
ratio to population . 00050
ratio to cases .02

Tennessee population
6, 897,580, SARS-CoV-2 cases 1367,932, total deaths
1,528
ratio to population . 00022
ratio to cases. . 011

Mississippi population
2,989,260, SARS-CoV-2 cases
77,268, total deaths 2,237
ratio to population. . 0008

California population
39,937,500, SARS-CoV-2 638,831, total deaths 11,523
ratio to population. . 00029
ratio to cases. . 02

US population (Census update 2020 approx)
331,002,651, SARS-CoV-2 cases. 5,600,000, total deaths
179,695
ratio to population .00054
ratio to cases . 031

As more people get tested, the ratio to cases number gets smaller, and death toll data shows is going down, also the ratio to population and ratio to cases consequently will get smaller.

This trend is true for all countries. US is leading the charts in number of deaths for two reason: it is a big country, and haven’t used Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19.

The problem I see in US, is not that the population didn’t used masks, or didn’t follow “social distancing guidelines,” but the problem was not to allowing doctors to use Hydroxychloroquine as a prevention, and as treatment for COVID-19, and neglecting its elderly population.

The previous data analysis I generated showed, that countries that used Hydroxychloroquine were able to keep the death rate at bay.

Not all SARS-CoV-2 infected persons (cases) develop COVID-19. So, don’t get into panic because you see mainstream media throwing big numbers of cases in their headlines. Study the data and use some critical thinking before you share alarming “news.”

Remember herd inmunity is a good thing. More people get infected with SARS-CoV-2 and ride the virus cold death, more protected is a community.

Check the numbers, very small percentage of the population got seriously ill, or unfortunately passed away. Majority, almost 99.98 percent of the cases recorded got the virus with mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

UPDATE: Aug. 23, at 22:15
A clarification for the use of this chart to explain herd inmunity.
I’m personally advocating for natural herd inmunity, not vaccines. The data shown in some studies supports the argument, that the majority of the population who got infected by SARS-CoV-2 are naturally inmunized against COVID-19.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), on Aug. 14, update guidelines says, “people who got infected by SARS-CoV-2 and recovered don’t need to be tested again at least for three months.” and clarified, that natural inmunuzation doesn’t means that the person cannot get infected again. But also imply, that getting infected is not the same as getting sick.

How other way can be explained, that the death ratio to cases’s numbers are dropping in the charts.

(photo credit: Wikimedia)

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Dr DoloresCahill – Protest Against Oppressive Government Restrictions and Mandates in Dublin


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#DrDoloresCahill – Protest Against Oppressive Government Restrictions and Mandates in Dublin

Published on Aug 23, 2020
Thousands of people have taken part in a peaceful protest ‘Time For Change’ at the Custom House in Dublin city centre Against Oppressive Government Restrictions and Mandates. This is the second such rally in Dublin since the beginning of the lockdown in Ireland. The members of the public assembled at the Custom House protested against increasing government mandates, lack of transparency and proportionality of decisions and lack of accountability shown by the government officials and advisors.

Professor Dolores Cahill has a degree in molecular genetics, her PhD is in immunology. She was part of a team of scientists making antibodies libraries using to improve the outcomes in cancer. She spent eight years in the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, where she was in charged of a team of researchers and developed the technology that could look the specificity of antibodies and different diagnostic assays to diagnose autoimmune diseases.
And, for example, with virus patients look at whether they were exposed to a virus or not. Her team back in the 90s looked at published antibodies and found that a lot of what was published was not necessarily correct. They were involved in correcting published research studies.
She is recipient to awards from the German Minister for science. Dr Hill has been in the German Advisory Science Council, for more than 20 years, whose role is to advise for scientific merit before funding agencies, also belongs to the Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation in Ireland. She was nominated to represent Ireland on the Scientific Committee for the Innovative Medicines Initiative in the European Union and since 2016 became vice chair.
She was also involved in developing the meningitis B vaccine for Africa. She worked in a class 4 bio lab (bio hazard lab top level)

She has been working with “a doctor” who is advising the White House particularly on protocols for prevention and treatment such as hydroxychloroquine.

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Uganda Red Cross cured Malaria with MMS in 24 hours.


Uganda Red Cross cured Malaria with MMS in 24 hours.
On 2012, The Uganda Red Crescent, Red Cross International, the Water Reference Agency, and Leo Koehof, Jim Humble’s associate were involved in a clinical trial with MMS (Sodium Chloride) and 154 patients were treated and cured in 24 hours, but one patient was cured in 48 hours.
The Red Cross refused to publish the results and denied the tests ever took place.
This video is the proof the tests were performed and the patients were cured.

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The rest is hysteria and implanted fear


The rest is hysteria and “implanted fear.”

The strategy to let the “SARS-CoV-2,” to run free isn’t really new. The fact of this pseudo pandemic is that most of the 7.8 billion people in planet earth have been living an almost normal life.
Almost half of the population never stopped their routine of surviving. The other half, the ” essential” workers never stopped working. And “essential” consumers never stopped going out to buy food and services.

In other words, the SARS-CoV-2 has been widely running into the population of the world for 10 months (or more) and if scientists and politicians were honest they will tell “you” the truth, that COVID-19 only affects, affected, and will affect a tiny tiny percentage of the population, as the real numbers show. And unfortunately that tiny percentage are gone already. The elderly and the sick were killed. Killed by neglect, killed by the lack of medical services, killed by doctors’s cowardice to stand against politicians. Those doctors who didn’t follow the Hipocrates oath are cowards and murderers.

Hospitals are and always been places where people are healed , but also, hospitals are places where people die everyday. They die by the thousands, they always have. Why now their deaths are subject of countless articles?

Doctors and nurses are not heroes, they are just workers, they chose that profession. The slogan, that they are “the frontine workers,” it is a marketing campaign to sell you the pandemia.
Besides that not all doctors and nurses work with COVID-19 patients. Do they?

When there is a train crash in a community, all local hospitals are overwhelmed. That fact does not make doctors and nurses heroes. Everyone of them does their job, they work faster, yes, but they are no heroes. They have two hands and a brain. Doctors and nurses don’t leave a patient half open during a surgery, only because there are more patients to intervene. The same with COVID-19 patients, doctors and nurses work at the best of their abilities.

Now, the doctors and nurses that died, they knew they were dealing with a “virus, ” a new respiratory virus. If they were old, overweight, with coronary diseases, diabetic, why did they stay? They wanted to be heroes? Bullshit, they neglected their duty and expose themselves. A soldier does not go to war without a weapon. That is suicide.

Herd inmunity is a natural process, and if you are a believer of any faith, you should believe that herd inmunity is God’s vaccine. Christians, Catholics and others embrace your faith and God’s designs.

For you Muslims, If Islam is the fast growing religion with billions, then Muslims should put the faith in Allah and stop being cowards. Be the example, show the way. Stop “their” Truman Show. Stop Melinda Gates Foundation, UN one world order, stop the mad scientist death in their tracks, rebel against the transgressors.

Do not allow “A brave New World,” book to be our reality
Take back your lives and spread truth. If Allah want us dead, we will die

On “The flu vaccine,” It is not a vaccine. Why? A vaccine grants you inmunity, if you take a shot every year, it means the shot you are getting is not a vaccine. It is a yearly doses of viruses. And again, isn’t Allah all knowing and mighty? Could you hide from Allah behind a vaccine, or a mask? when Allah calls you, means is your time to go.

Remember this, media is a lucrative business. More alarming the news are, the more audience they attract, and more paid advertisements they generate. Because people like drama. People love sensationalism.

Turn the news off and “game over.” Turn pandemia off.
Louisa Livingstone, Gail Baker, Rosa Tomsic, Mike Chickey, Fred Burks Zafar Khan,

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My other half – Akashma poetry


Updated Jan 18, 2020, at 01:30

My Other Half

by Marivel Guzman

Where were you, Love?
I knew you’d come!
I heard your little soft steps,
I felt your fairy wings
dancing to the tune of my breathless hope
I sensed you getting ready for the dance of love

On the sparkles of the rain,
I saw your mist curling in.
I know It was you, who touched my shoulder
When I felt all broken down.
I knew you’d come, It is you,
who saved me from the darkest dream.

Where were you, Love?
I smell the aroma of your shadow
Breathing always next to me.
I knew you’d be,
courting my silhouette
inhaling every drop of my sleep.

Where were you, Love?
I needed your warm presence next to me,
I wanted to hear the whispers of your voice.
I missed your presence in my life.
I tried to forge in another hope,
I tried to call in other names,
but love is not a costume dress, that I can change.

Where were you, Love?
I needed you to come tonight.
The piercing shout of my pain
will keep me awake if you don’t come,
your absence cut right through my soul.

Where are you Love?
I need to embrace your name again,
I want to snuggle up again,
against your heart next to mine.

I knew you come,
I know you missed my voice touching your ear.
I know your life is half without my touch,
I knew you’d come,
I’m feeling warm again tonight. ♥

Love is not love,
if it does not have its other half.

First Published on Oct 5, 2012, at 20:14

Marivel R Guzman © 2012

Akashma Poetry

Marivel Guzman, is an American poet, and fiction writer.
(photo and graphics by Marivel Guzman)

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Moon Landing 50th anniversary


By Marivel Guzman

 

School children in a photo opt at the Richard Nixon Library, Fullerton, Cali. April 29, 2019. (Photo/Marivel Guzman)

Richard Nixon Library and Museum’s lobby, at the Moon, landing 50th-anniversary ceremony. photo/Marivel Guzman

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of many “things,” including the Moon Landing.

Today the City of Fullerton in partnership with the Richard Nixon Library put together the Moon Landing 50th anniversary exhibits.

One of the perks to be a journalist, I got to visit the exhibits for free- It cost $17 for adults and $11 for children, free for children on a school field trip. In preparation for today’s ceremony, many local schools children attended the library to celebrate today’s historic day.

The library has very interesting exhibits related to the 60s, including the Vietnam War, the 1963 Birmingham riots, the Tet Offensive (1968) between other events from the 60s.

The Library still has the original home, where Richard Nixon born, with its rose garden.

Also, it holds part of the National Archives with 46 million pages of textual records, 3,431 hours of White House tapes, 418,000 photographs, 5,175 hours of video recording available for researchers.

Enjoy the tour! ❤
#MoonLanding #Apollo11 #SaturnIV #RichardNixonExhibits #50thAnniversaryMoon

 

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And the band played on–Book Review


And the Band Played on

By Randy Shilts (1987)

Book Review

By Marivel Guzman

 

And the Band Played On, cover book by Randy Shilts

The beginning of the AIDS epidemics creates a blurred line in the history of the United States, nobody, that could have done something to stop the spread of the epidemic did anything of substance, except for their relatively small almost intrusive hand in the political game of the times.

Scientists and the first victims of AIDS will be exonerated by history. The gay community was scared, uninformed and was caught out of the guard, and the scientific community was left to their fortunes to try to stop the disease from disseminating.

I was in nursing school back in 1977 all the way to 1981. In those years the word AIDS did not exist in the pathology book we have to memorize to pass the class. Cancer in those days, it was a new disease being researched, but already making inroads in the life of Mexican women in hospital wards of Mexico.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is the name given to the disease, a shorter and less scary name for a Syndrome that will definitely kill anybody with the virus, which by 1980 was killing ‘gays people’ without having been properly known.

The scientific community of the US and France were in a battle for recognition, both nations top scientific did not really know what they were confronted with.

Shilts 657 pages The Band Played On book indeed did a good job into chronologically recording the juiciest aspects of the gay community with their “bathhouses” and their organizations.

Randy Shilts makes 273 references to Bathhouses all throughout the book and The “Blood-industry,” is repeated only 41 times, blood transfusion(s) is brought out only 67 times, but none of those mentions makes the blood industry to come clean for partaking in the spread of the HIV.

Presently a person with AIDS’s life expectancy is about 78, with medical treatment.

Coincidentally I did my one-year clinical practice in Mocorito, Sinaloa, Mex., which it was known as the town of the gays.

I was the head nurse of the rural hospital in Mocorito Health Center, I do not remember to see troves of gays with Kaposi sarcoma, actually, I do not have any recollection to see cancer cases at all. I do remember, we were running a program to eradicate Tuberculosis and Hepatitis, and for a town with so many gay people, it is strange not having a memory of AIDS cases.

In June 1981, the CDC published a report of five gay men from Los Angeles, Ca., who contracted a life-threatening disease, PCP pneumonia, which was never seen on people with an intact immune system. Also, in July of the same year, published the cases of a rare type of skin cancer that kills young gay people with AIDS, Kaposi’s sarcoma.

I appreciate the dignified pity Shilts dedicated to the gay community victims of AIDS, but I reproach the way he brushes off the blood industry for the spreading of AIDS. Stanford University, the biggest supplier of blood is the main responsible for the spread of the AIDS virus. The scientific community of United States has its big share of guilt, as well of Congress and the federal government.

By the way, Shilts makes so many references of the “bathhouses” all throughout the book, makes me believe he blames the bathhouses for the spreading of the disease.  Shilts makes 201 references to Bathhouses and 72 references to “bathhouse.” This insistence on focusing so many chapters to the gay community as the culprits of the sin of AIDS is unfair.

AIDS being a new disease taking everyone by surprise should have put the media in a state of alert, but also, they fail to give the AIDS epidemic the attention it required.

The earliest press releases by the CDC confirmed that they were already taking measure to tackle the disease, but Reagan did not have any hurry in “tarnishing” his image with the epidemic. Shilts does not make a great effort to call onto the Reagan administration, or Congress into doing more allocating bigger budget for the investigation and treatment of the disease that it was costing so many lives.

I have to give him credit for taking such paramount job into writing the story of so many known guys affected by the disease in its earliest stages. He does fail to do more investigative reporting in other cities, he concentrated his stories in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York, and by lack of imagination, he did not wonder in other towns and cities hospitals.

As an RN nurse and with knowledge of infectious diseases, I know that a disease such as AIDS, it wouldn’t have city lines.

Coincidentally as I write this review, I found a recent article in the New York Times, a self-conscience judgment.

“The New York Times had a spotty record of covering the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s — and gay culture in general. Times staffers reflect on the paper’s past, and what we can learn from it today.” The New York Times, April 28, 2018.

Shilts makes few allusions to the press of the time, their passivity to cover more aggressively the first instances of the epidemic. That could have been a game changer. If the news were doing their job, perhaps, the Reagan Administration could have done more, perhaps Congress could have made the blood industry to stop cold from distributing “one more once of blood.”

“If AIDS is indeed sexually transmitted, why have there been so few cases?” If scientists were doing the math, they should have known that gays right groups were correct to ask this question. Shilts isn’t preoccupied with investigating the stats of gays affected with the immune syndrome.

I’m very critical of this book narrative, which focuses, it is more emphasizing that gays are the vehicle of the agent of AIDS, rather than shifting the blame to the blood transfusions.

By mid-1982, Dr. Edgar Engleman, Stanford’s immunologist for the blood bank, had already figured out, that the disease could be spread in blood transfusions as well, “By early 1983, three AIDS cases were lying in Stanford University Hospital wards; for all three, their only “risk behavior” was having a blood transfusion in San Francisco,” Shilts said.

This statement was a good “scientific clue,” that blood transfusion should have been halt until further investigation on the cause of the virus was found. Why keep pounding on the idea that AIDS is spread through “Bathhouses.”?

I can understand that Shitls being gay wanted to highlight the life of the gay community in those bathhouses, perhaps, Shilts, the intent was to normalize the idea that gays are human beings like every other individual in American society. At one point on the narration, Shilts relates the funeral of a gay victim of AIDS, where the mother of disease asked the lover out of the service. I only can try to analyze Shilts’s intentions by making gays’ sufferings to resonate with American society.

If Shilts meant to write the tragedy of the gay community from LA, Miami, and NY, he nailed the story, but to have written this 657-page book as a chronological recorder of the evolution of the disease in American gay’s communities, it just does not add up. By the time he wrote “And the Band Played on,” there was plenty of scientific evidence that AIDS was not an only gay disease.

Yes, I agree that he incorporated the political climate of those years and it played perfectly well with his stories of gays sentenced to death. Another scoring point for Shilts is his liberal and literal use of the “word anal.” He feels that is entitled to say what he enjoys as a gay man without having to explain further. Kudos to him on this.

Shilts missed the opportunity to expose the government coverup—an epidemic spreading like wildfire, and the federal government isn’t declaring an emergency, it isn’t allocating millions of dollars for research.  As a journalist and a gay person, Shilts missed the focal point of the spreading of AIDS.

Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Studies by 1982, had already guarantee grant money for research, no mention of that in Shilts’s book.

According to Shilts, The Department of Public Health still had not produced one piece of informational literature on AIDS, he said. But, public records show that the CDC has already published a press release advising the scientific community of the epidemic.

The CDC is the main actor in Shilts’s book, he mentioned the CDS 564 times all through the book, for a 567 pages book, the mentions are a little bit exaggerated. In all credit to the CDS, by June 1981, it has already published a press release, and by May of the same year the MMRW (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the CDC have already confirmed 5 cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles (1). All of the men were described as “homosexuals”; two had died. Local clinicians and the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer stationed at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, prepared the report and submitted it for MMWR publication in early May 1981.

As an RN, I find the book to lack the scientific sources, to be considered a “breakthrough” literature on AIDS.

If you want to learn about the beginning of AIDS, Inventing the AIDS Virus by Peter H. Duesberg, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a pioneer in retrovirus research. His book it is a great read with peer journal references to his studies and an outstanding credible researcher, which articles have appeared in several scientific journals.

Shilts’s The Band Played On, it is a good book, which brings the human side of gays and as a gay journalist, he dared to expose the hypocrisy in politics and the little care they have for the wellbeing of Americans.

AIDS took the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. In the beginning, the “Blood Industry,” which is a multi-billion dollar business refused to throw away their existing batches of blood in their banks.

Even if it was not thoroughly investigated, thousands of patients got infected through blood transfusions.

The blood industry is as guilty as the US government from the AIDS epidemic.

“And the Band Played on” by Randy Shilts (1987) explores thoroughly the beginning of AIDS in the US.

 

 

 

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UNRWA free of United States interference


By Marivel Guzman

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Last week the White House stopped its funding to UNRWA, the agencyiin charge of supporting and protecting Palestinians refugees.

At this point is expected that it will continue its mission through personal donations. According to uts official page, UNRWA also receives funding from the European Union and partner organizations.

Skipping the middle man! This could be the best opportunity to sideline the US government, which have been the main obstacle for peace in Palestine—The US Congress also is to blame having funded the Israeli’s military with billions of dollars. This funding have emboldened Israel.

At this moment the future of UNRWA US is unsure. I share their page, but I’m skeptical if the funds can be delivered directly to the occupied territories without official channels. Also taking in consideration that Israel receives the money before is handled to the Palestinian Authority.

UNRWA is a non-profit, that functions as a direct dependent of the UN, which was funded in the same year the agency was funded–In 1949 UNRWA was created with the sole purpose to assist and protect Palestinians dispossessed of their lands, homes and livehood after the partition.

At this point we don’t know what is going to happen to UNRWA. It is true several countries and private organizations also help in its funding, but we need to hear more information from the WH regarding its standing regarding UNRWA—Will the WH allow UNRWA to function without government interference?

“WE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND PROTECTION FOR
SOME 5 MILLION PALESTINER EFUGEES,” UNRWA official page

UNRWA Facebook page

 

Congress mass hysteria: Facebook marketplace is not fair game


By Marivel Guzman

Ben Shapiro is a bright mind. I don’t agree with him 51 percent of the time but on this charade of congressanal hearing, I agree; Completely!

In the video I shared bellow, Shapiro is shredding to pieces the “mass charade” of Mark Zuckerberg “testifying in Congress.”

In my opinion, the Mark Zuckerberg Congressional hearing was a circus for mass entertainment. Somehow, Congress is directing the attention away from the orders of President Donald Trump to invade a foreign state bypassing with this UN Security Council. This is another whole issue that I will discuss in another post. I’m

I totally agree that Facebook has the responsibility to protect its user’s data–Not to sell it, not to lend it as the case with Cambridge Analytics, specially because, Cambridge Analytics is a foreign institution. “It is a British political consulting firm,  a corto its own website. Whose parent company SLC Group,” A private British behavioral research and strategic communication company.

What is interesting, if you follow down the rabbit’s hole, you find out that SLC group joins the US State Department.

” Robert Mercer-funded dedicated Cambridge Analytics foreign parent company signs a deal to do propaganda work for State’s Global Engagement Center” says Text fire, at medium.com

According to medium.com, SLC Group was recently awarded a defense contract with the US State’s Department. To my opinion the whole scandal was because US State Department was caught with its pants down due to the leak by Christopher Wylie, “A whistle blower who exposed Cambridge Analytica’s role in a data breach affecting 50 million Facebook users earlier this month, tweeted documents that suggested the firm’s parent company,” said The Washington Post and its Asia&Pacific section of March 28 article, “Whistleblower claims Cambridge Analytica’s partners in India worked on elections, raising privacy fears.”

On the other hand, Facebook as a private business reserves the right to change the internal policies of its organization.

The users are given the tools to change the privacy settings, but nobody takes a day off to read Facebook privacy settings.

Mass hysteria will start when somebody does it and raise hell in his wall then everybody starts to share the “raise hell post,” then people go to change the privacy settings.

Now, regarding Facebook’s practices of gatekeeper of news, that is a whole new issue. Congress should ask the proper questions.

Also, monitoring our political views and sharing that information to parties that will use them against us in a “psychological experiment,” to sway our opinions, it is atrocious, right? But, isn’t that exactly what main Stream Media does? And our own government as well.

News networks chose and pick commentators that are sharp, well-mannered, and well groom into the network’s agenda. The guests are as well leaned to that agenda and to ‘make the audience’ believe they are unbiased, they’ll invite somebody on the other side of the political spectrum, and either, the guests are caught up with questions he/she can not answer with a short response, or the guest will be aggressive re-battled. If the guest is brave enough to make his voice heard, his/her microphone volume is decreased to the point where his voice is inaudible.

The same behavior is used by lobbyists, and politicians campaigns. They all use physiological behavioral strategies to impact the subconscious of the population.

Now, does Facebook have the right to do the same with their users?
The sponsors of Facebook do that job and because of those sponsors is that users have a free platform to share whatever they want to share.

The issue becomes skewed and spooky because Facebook is a global organization and serves a global market. Of course there always will be foreign interference and Adds will flow freely to target audiences. Where is the illegally on that?

If this is so offensive and damaging to our democracy then foreign agencies as AIPAC should be illegal to operate in US soil.

Is Facebook guilty of treason? Then, so is Congress, they take money from foreign entities such AIPAC, which clearly is a foreign agent working in behalf of Israel. It doesn’t matter that Israel is a friend of the US, still is a foreign state.

Or, Is Facebook guilty of violating its own privacy policies? Well, that crime won’t take anybody to jail but certainly can teach us that in a free marketplace everything is free game. Right?

After all we live in a Capitalist system where “supply and demand,” rules the game.

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The Mist


The Mist

I feel myself as part of the air, the water, the mountain, the tree, the earth, the fire and the mist. The abstract sensation of not being in a solid state but ether—that is, a ‘something’ that exists everywhere like the Akash that surrounds us all in a phrase, “From above so is bellow”.

This is a reflection of my altered essence that feels like being everywhere; touched but touching, admired but admiring, but also a transparent and diluted substance molded by the strokes of pain that follows everything I touch, everything that I dream.

But, there is also a feeling of being part of the ‘nowhere’, where you don’t see me, but you feel me; like the air. You feel me through my emotions, passions and pains. Everything that transpire from my essence is me. It’s my soul ‘talking’.

But at the end, I’m the mist of the conquered ideals. I have to surrender to justice and equality, and as the mist, I’ll disappear with white and black tones of grainy rebellion. My soul is boiling with tremores of love for humanity, for earth, for truth, justice and peace.

I must dissipate!  ❤️

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By Marivel Guzman

March 12, 2018

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A prophet in a strange land; the story of one Hispanic


By Marivel Guzman

 

Back in his younger poetic years, Diego Bonilla, now a professor at Sacramento State University, couldn’t foresee what his passion for the internet would bring to fulfill his dreams as a digital dimensionality event manipulator.

He has worked for more than 20 years building a story of many faces that has brought success to his innovator mind, shaping a new perspective in the field of experimental filmmaking, pedagogy and digital communication.

Sacramento State has yet to recognize such a luminary, a missed opportunity for Sac State to maximize on one of its own faculty member.

Diego Bonilla, was born and raised in Mexico City and he said, his privileged status brought him to the prestigious Syracuse University in New York, where he obtained his doctorate in Media Management, in 2003, winning a doctoral prize in Mass Communications with his dissertation; “The Medium is the Measure of Itself,” he said.

His first book “El Anfitreatro de la Memoria,” (Amphitheater of the Memory)was published on 1995, this book was the beginnings of a long career as a published author. El Anfitreatro de la Memoria is a short book of personal love poetry, which “I rather not revive,” he said.

His career took a dramatic turn when his passion for the Liberal Arts changed for computers, communications and algorithms.

Bonilla is a rather shy person who does not brag about his achievements and prizes, but an internet search unveils his international recognitions as scholar, media innovator, experimental filmmaker, published author and countless international conferences and lecture invitations from around the world.

Bonilla has an extensive repertoire list with publications; including books, online learning tools material, text books, editorial medium presentation, media and computer text used until recently in Ecuador, among his publication you find journals and Film instructional methodology.

Hypermedia is one of his scholarly works, “Developing hypermedia is an absolute passion,” he said.

At age 49, Bonilla is married with a 5-year old daughter and happy with his professional and personal achievements. Five years ago, when his daughter born, he found happiness in life, he said.

According to Bonilla, he changed his career at request of his parents, who convinced him to study Business Administrator, “to manage his artistic career.” This dramatic change from poet to business impacted his passion for poetry and storyteller, he said.

Recently Bonilla’s prototype film “Accidental Occurrence,” was selected as a premier experimental film preview at 12 international festivals, winning “Best Experimental Short Film,” Latin Prizes Festival, at Spain, 2017.

Sac State still haven’t congratulated its brilliant professor, according to Sac State Communication Department Chair Gerry Smith, said “I guess is up to me the chair of the department to communicate to Public Affairs.”

“The department is aware of his accolades and prize and of his success,” Smith said the university is lucky to have him.

Other than receiving a congratulatory email from Sheree Meyer, dean of undergraduate studies, Bonilla has not gotten any recognition from the administration. Although Smith recognizes Bonilla “As a brilliant academic and artist that creates innovative work, which is impressive by any standards,” she did not inform the university public affairs.

There are only two persons working in this type of projects, like the The new Prestidigitador. Native strategies for the creation of hypermedia, and Accidental Occurrence are an innovation in the art of digital manipulation of audio-visual, “Me here at Sac and a professor at MIT,” he said.

I found Bonillas’s “Accidental Occurrence” film at U-Nite, at Crocker Museum, which allows Sac State and students, faculty and staff to showcase their work for one night.

Such luminary shouldn’t be left in the anonymity of a classroom said Walter Yost, Sac State associate professor. “The university should support its faculty especially those who potentially bring good PR,” Yast said.

“Accidental Occurrence,” is a film that projects the dimensionality of an event, Bonilla said. You can program a set of frames in a film and chose which characters, which events you want to play in a story. With the algorithms he invented, he could generate a sequence of 9,000,000 different events with a film of 70 frames, “You’ll never watch the same film,” he said.

He sees himself in 20 years with free time and financial worry-free luxury life to develop more of his projects like this type of experimental film. Until now, he has financed his own projects, “this type of project is out of the university’s budget.

Winning the Mallorca Festival has given him the exposure he was looking for. It is not easy, he summited other projects to dozens of festivals and this time he got lucky, Bonilla said.

Accidental Occurrence was officially for dozen of International festivals among thousands of film submissions, he said.

He is not looking for money with his projects, Bonilla said but the opportunity to innovate the world of communications through the well learn use of computers.

Bonilla enjoys teaching computer and media, he said, teaching brings him peace of mind and his experimental film making technology is a long time passion and pastime that will bring change in the way technology is used, he said.

“He has opened my eyes to new types of films and new ways to think about them,” said Mark Turner, communication major.

For Kelsey Harning, Bonilla has a unique perspective as a professor, “he opens my eyes to new ways of thinking about films,” she appreciates how Bonilla makes them (students) get to be more thoughtful and critical thinkers.

Sac State has missed the opportunity to maximize this brilliant Hispanic computer savvy innovator and Filmmaker, who is a name recognized world wide as scholar and computer genius.

 

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My minuscule universe is gigantic


By Marivel Guzman

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Light rail train – Through my window series. LIfe is moving away, or life goes. Two different perspectives of reality. Sacramento, Calif. February 18, 2018. (Photo/Marivel Guzman)

I see that train passing by in front of my window several times a day and every time I wonder, “what if I take a train and just ride it until the end?” With no stops, no stress of worries left behind, with nothing to take my attention from the thrill of the ride.

People move around in circles; Homeless have no way to go so they keep walking until night fall. They have no sense of belonging but looking to the end.People move around in circles; Homeless have no way to go so they keep walking until night fall. They have no sense of belonging but looking to the end.

 

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“Homeless in my city” Homelessness is equal opportunity taker where we see young and old, black and white, and Interesting enough we see rich and poor in this pool of misery. Sacramento, Calif. December 18, 2017. (Photo/Marivel Guzman)

 

On the other hand the rest of us are plugged into a matrix that disconnect our consciousness from reality. This matrix keeps us in survival mode but I’m not talking about the flight instinct we sentients beings have but a pure survival mode, where the old 8 to 5 keeps us busy eating to work-sleeping to rest- working to eat in a perpetual circle.

After the last shooting in Florida we found ourselves trying to make sense of the event. We blame the authorities, we blame the people, we blame the National Rifle Association, we blame Donald Trump and his foolishness to deliver a kind apology that resemble to the one Barrack Obama delivered to the country after another mass shooting.

I think I should apologize to friends for allowing myself to be drawn into the circle of discord arguing policies that niether I like or control. I want to say that I’m very opinionated and this gift has given me ‘hard’ time in my present reality—Time to back up a little bit.

We all are being part of the Truman show—There is a constant battle between perception and reality. The main character, Truman Burbank, lives in a bogus world, which is all he knows and believes to be reality—-but we are unwilling participants of the show. Can we for a moment stop and think and realize that there are bigger players on top of the pyramid who care less who live of dies. A real puppeteer who is pulling the strings.
It does come to my mind a movie I watched few years ago, “Rat Race,” take an hour and watch the movie and come back the show, actually watch also “The Truman Show,” both movies give a glimpse of our matrix.

Sometimes I think too much and some will say that I’m just a drop in the ocean who can not change the Status Quo, what do you think.

Few years back a wrote a little piece called piece in facebook as a note, which tells about myself and why I’m peace activist. Indeed I’m in love reflects my passion for humanity. Peace activism at least for me is all volunteer work born from the heart.

How much do we know about our next door neighbor or how much we know about the situations in other communities, cities and other countries. No do not have time to think on them. Or. simply we do not have energy to care. Personally I do not know about my neighbors, it is a sad reality. I do not even know the lives of the people who share my apartment and that is still sadder.

I have to pull myself from all the clatter and remember that I’m in my present reality to speak for Palestine. I become journalist to write about Palestine and that task keeps me grounded. I think of myself as lonely warrior a voice from the cyber space in a world full of chaos. (I wrote “A voice from the cyber space,” 0n 2007 and was published by Veterans Today with all type of grammar mistakes, but I do not care the  article expresses my feelings)

I’m in the social media environment for Palestine and Palestine only and if this journey rewards me or punish me so be it I do not do it for profits because the cause is sacred for me. If in the future I have to fund an NGO—Presidents and CEOs need money to live—will be for the purpose to help raise the voice for those who can not do it on their own.

Sometimes I wonder if I’m wasting my time doing what I’m doing trapped in a reality that seems meaningless to my dreams. I want to make a difference in this reality but as I learn more about the matrix less it seems to matter the change I want to see. The task seems impossible, unimaginable, paramount to my energy but at the same time I feel energized on the same thought that my minuscule universe represents for the people I touch.

My friend Raja (RIP) wrote those words on a piece I wrote more than 10 years ago “The Opinion Makers” and I like them so much because they expressed my true self so I will end with Raja Mujtaba’s words.

“The writer is a friend from the Cyber world, a lady of strong commitments and devotion whose heart burns for those who are distressed and are in pain. She is a fighter on moral grounds, her convictions and truth are her only weapons.“ Major Raja Mujtab

The green revolution is following the ‘green’


California State University, Sacramento boasts online and on campus about their sustainability program and their use of biogas in school’s busses created from its own food scraps.

Sac State has yet to realize that it’s sustainability program and CleanWorld partnership is a subsidy company owned by Synergex, according to its website, “a global company,” and not a local business.

Jeff Martin, the chief plant operator of the former CleanWorld biodigester said, “The company is trying to distance itself from CleanWorld, which has bad reputation.”

Sac State is using CleanWorld for its sustainability program, but as its own CleanWorld web page states, it is not a local business. This contradicts what sustainability manager at Sac State Joey Martinez said, “Sac State as state agency has to supports local businesses.”

Martinez said that the South Area Transfer Station (SATS) biodigester, which receives food scraps from Sac State belongs to CleanWorld. The company in turn sells biogas to Sac State, he said.

Martin, said CleanWorld and Incline Clean Energy were part of the same investor group. Martin’s business card states he is employed by ES Engineering Services, a subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group.

The biodigester no longer belongs to CleanWorld, Martin said. Neither does the facility processes any food scraps or food waste from Sac State, or at all.

“Because of the odors, CleanWorld was in constance violation with the quality control permits, with food sitting on the side decomposing, so all the people around complained and it lost its permits to process solid waste,” Martin said.

Basically now they only process liquid food, like dairy, and Pepsi products, and fats, oils and grease (FOGs) from local restaurants, he said.

CleanWorld Capital Partners LLC was registered at the California Secretary of State on March 03, 2013, but its status now shows the SOS suspended , which according to California Business Portal means; failure to file the required Statement of Information. Another Limited Liability Company (LLC) with Clean World was filed on Jan 16, 2009.

State records show that in 2012 Michele C. Wong registered CleanWorld as an LLC and, which is suspended as well. Wong did not return calls for interview. It is interesting to know from her own words, why a multi million dollars corporation has that stain in state records where both the LLC and the Corporation are suspended.

According to loan documents obtained from CalRecycle, Michele Wong engaged in business with Clean World Partner, LLC, to provide employment and to divert food waste from local landfills, and none of the requirements are meet at the moment according to Martin.

In a phone interview Wong said that the biodigester was sold in March and is no longer owned by Clean World. Incline Clean Energy is the entity that owns the biodigester Sac State claims to send its waste to located at 8550 Fruitridge Rd. Many questions arise from Martin’s interview that need to be addressed by Wong. At the time of this report, Wong did not respond for interview.

Sac State University Transportation, Parking & Support Services Rosie Tamayo, provided UTAPS’s expenses reflecting three years of invoices paid for compressed natural gas to fuel Sac State ‘Hornet fleet’  https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/Nwvtx/1/

Sac State coordinator of parking & shuttle operations Freddy Orozco  said the price of compressed natural gas has not changed for few years.

UTAPS uses Atlas pumps and pays $2.99 ppg, but a simple google search in 95819 Zip Code found that prices as low as $1.61 are found in the area, when asked why UTAPS uses a provider that is more expensive, Orozco said, “Convenience perhaps? Distance to the pumps?”
Signs of acidic rust are visible on the sides of the hydrolysis tanks, “Overcapacity of the tanks causes spillage of the organic material, “ Martin said.

Photo taken during a tour at the South Area Transfer Station, (SATS) Sacramento, Calif. Dec. 01, 2017, (photo by Marivel Guzman)

“The biogister was neglected, and forced to overproduce,” Martin said

One of the tanks capacity is 300,000 tons, it is now used only for (FOG) collected from restaurants and local business like Pepsi and HP Hood Dairy, Martin said. Due that to odor produced by food waste, the neighbors complained to the county, now the SATS is not allowed to process food waste any more. The Sacramento County revoked CleanWorld’s air quality control permit, because it was in constant violation.

“These two tanks will be decommissioned, they are part of phase I of CleanWorld biodigester,” Jeff Martin, site operation manager said. Photo taken during a tour at the South Area Transfer Station, (SATS) Sacramento, Calif. Dec. 01, 2017, (photo by Marivel Guzman)

“Most of the Clean World’s equipment is not used and will be discarded, decommissioned or sold.” Martin said.

“We have the capacity to produce our own electricity, but it is more profitable to convert it to gas and sell it and buy the electricity needed to run the facility, which we get cheaper from SMUD ,” Martin said.

An electricity generator sits inside the facility next to a gas compressor.

Photo taken during a tour at the South Area Transfer Station, (SATS)

Sacramento, Calif. Dic. 01, 2017, photo by Marivel Guzman

There are some green gases that are emitted from the process to produce compressed natural gas. Martin said that an independent laboratory performs the analysis to ensure the integrity of the sample and CRS laboratory reports to the state, then there is another consulting firm who takes the sampling and takes to this lap and send to the state. He does not know the name of the consulting firm, because he has been “here” only three months. This contradict what he said earlier that “we clean the tanks once a year,”
He said he came from Las Vegas where they have 16 biodigesters “big ones,” he said. Sacramento county has one biodigester also. When asked why then the big publicity for CleanWorld, he said, “I do not know, maybe because they were the frontrunners at serving trucks.”

(Insert link to the PDF of Loan documents)

The facility has 4 employers including himself, Martin said. The loan papers obtained from CalRecycle state, Clean World states “the applicant is projected to divert an additional 27,375 tons of food waste annually from California Landfills and create twelve jobs.”

According to Business Wire, CalRecycle is a financial partner for CleanWorld.

Loan documents obtained from CalRecycle, Clean World partners took $3 million from CalRecycle and a $6 million grant from California Energy Commission to set up the Biodigester in the SATS facility and the biodigester in UC Davis university.

The last $1 million  loan obtained from CalRecycle was taken under a different Limited liability Corporation, CleanWorld SATS Biodigester, LLC. (insert link to Secretary of State)

Public Information Officer of CalRecycle, Christina Files, said it is a common practice for public agencies to provide grants and loans to local companies.

Ruihong Zhang, Professor at UC Davis, inventor of the anaerobic technology used in the biodigester by Clean World, said all inventions belong to the institution, “I get 35 percent of the royalties after all expenses are paid.”

University of California, Davis communication manager Andy Fell confirmed professor Zhang’s technology was licensed to Clean World.

UC Davis Senior Licensing Officer Nancy E. Rashid said in a phone interview, “I cannot comment on each licensing negotiation that might be conducted,” because there are confidentiality obligations with licensing agreements.

According to Zhang, all her inventions are patented by UC Davis, and the university licenses those technologies to the private sector. “My research pays off when a private company develops my inventions.”

Rashid said the innovation activities of universities need more partnerships with companies to allow more licensing and commercialization of technology developed at the university, “To be translated to actual products which benefit the public; a win-win.”

Zhang said there are many techniques to create methane from organic waste but, “Mine is better because it takes days to create and not years as landfills produce methane.”

From a previous phone interview, Files said she doesn’t recall any funds from CalRecycle given to CleanWorld, but it is not an uncommon practice to start business with public funds then accept foreign funds to further the development of projects.

According to the Business Wire web page, CleanWorld financial project partners include; Synergex, Five Star Bank, Central Valley Community Bank, California Energy Commission, CalRecycle and California Office of State Treasurer. Business wire also states that key project partners include Otto Construction and Atlas Disposal.

Coincidentally Shawn Garvey, who according to Business Wire webpage is CleanWorld’s Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs is also the the the owner of Energy University, a private university, which first course ever is on skills to write grants, “A first course in Foundations of Federal and State GrantWriting for Renewable Energy Professionals will be offered by June, 2010,” the company says.

Atlas Disposal  was disclosed by Orozco, as one of the compressed natural gas providers for its ‘green hornets fleet.’ Business wire states UC Davis is a project partner and Sacramento Utility District but does not mention Sacramento State.

CleanWorld says it its website that it partner, Atlas Disposal have received a significant amount of public funding for their projects, and CleanWorld received a $6 million grant from the California Energy Commission, $2 million in loans from CalRecycle Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program and exemptions on state sales tax, also that Atlas Disposal received a $300,000 California Energy Commission grant to support construction of the fueling station, which according to Orozco are used to fill the Hornet shuttles.

According to California Energy Commission report, The American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009  has 3 years to distribute $49.6 million dollar and $2.7 billion in direct grants and 456 billion in competitive grants received from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block

Grant (EECBG) Program.

The SATS biodigester is directly hooked up with the Atlas ReFuel station on Fruitridge road, just  feet away. Their prices compared to other compressed natural gases stations in the area is second to the highest.

UTAPS uses Atlas pumps and pays $ 2.99 ppg, but a simple google search in 95819 Zip Code found that prices as low as $ 1.61 are found in the area, to when asked why UTAPS uses a provider that is more expensive he said, “Convenience perhaps? Distance to the pumps?”

At Sac State, President Robert Nelsen is actively pushing for “Farm to Fork fundraising,” coincidentally CleanWorld has also a project called Farm to Fork to Fuel, which calls for a deeper analysis: how public funds are used and what are the goals of Sacramento State as a university when is subtly is campaigning for a global organization such as Synergex.

According to Files, by April 1, 2016, businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services, as part of AB 1826. By August 1, 2017 an ongoing jurisdiction shall provide information about their organic waste recycling program implementation in the annual report submitted to CalRecycle.

As a state agency, Sac State was aware of this law, Martinez said and the campus started implementing the programs early.

According to data provided by Martinez, Sac State generated 27.88 tons per week on 2016, above the goal. The graph shows a spike of 539.74 Sac State 2015 report, according to Martinez the graphic shows a spike up because Republican Services the hauling company’s scales were broken. (The information could not be confirmed, Republican Services did not respond for interview.)

University of Florida, Biogas a renewable biofuel webpage says that biogas can be produced  from a broad range of feedstocks that are suitable for anaerobic digestion, “Biodiesel production requires feedstocks with high oil content (e.g. waste vegetable oils or virgin vegetable oil from oil seed crops.)”

According to Martin the STATS biodigester only processes fats, oils, grease and organic liquid. The current biodigester permit only allows the SATS to process 100 tons of biomass and doesn’t hold a permit to process solid food waste.

CleanWorld said in its webpage that UC Davis waste food from the dining commons was only 30 percent of the organic material needed for the biodigester to operate.

Fell said that UC Davis has around 30,000 students about the same at Sac State student population, this brings doubts on the report provided by Martinez, where in 2016 the total tons of organic material hauled away went up by few tons. There is not enough food waste to feed the CleanWorld biodigester.

Martin said, that Raley’s was a big contactor for CleanWorld, with tons of lettuce, watermelons, and other tons of vegetables and fruits feeding the biodigester and according to Martinez and CleanWorld’s page, Sac State food waste feeds the biodigester in contradiction with what Martin said.

The State Hornet published two articles regarding meal plans on campus; The no-rollout policy for on-campus meal plans robs students and  Campus meal plans leave students with money to burn, “We students are paying for food we are not getting,” The State Hornet said.

Is Sac State getting kickbacks from CleanWorld to raise the amount of food waste they throw away?

Cancer Industry Profits By Nagalase Molecule Injected Into Humans Via Vaccines


Cancer Industry Secret Stories One of the world’s most lucrative industries, spending on cancer drugs reached an all-time high last year, as it was valued at more than

Source: Cancer Industry Profits By Nagalase Molecule Injected Into Humans Via Vaccines

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Water management not Carbon Tax


by Marivel Guzman

Global water management, not Carbon Tax is what will take world leaders to save humanity from a catastrophe; at least some pockets of it.

 

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Satellite image of mouths of Amazon River in Brazil, with Marajó Island in the center, and the cities (in red) of Macapá (left) and Belém (right). See the satellite image in a larger scale (Photo by Creative Commons)

 

I’m not a scientist, but my common sense tells me all this “climate change scenario,” has nothing to do the political global warming rhetoric and everything to do with water management, dams, and deforestation.

Considering the fact, that earth is a live organism that is suffering from “dry surface syndrome,” –I coined this term to explain earth’s needs for water replenishment.

Earth is doing what every organism will do to survive; Earth is melting its continental ice sheets to make up for the disruptions of the natural rivers flood and permanent damage done by the construction of dams. Just California has 241 dams disrupting the ecosystem and 57,000 worldwide

Last February Oroville Dam had a rip in its spillway system that sends almost 200,000 residents to evacuate their homes. The Oroville Dam is one of the 5 biggest dams in California. “Dams” is another issue altogether, but definitively needs to be addressed when we talk about climate change.

Mine is only speculation out of common sense, but the next paragraph is a perfect scientific scenario published in Athropolis “If the Arctic ice cap (of which the Greenland ice sheet is a major part) was to melt and disintegrate, the consequences would be catastrophic. Think of the ice as a giant white reflector – with no ice to reflect sunlight and heat in the summer, the entire radiation balance of the Earth would change.

This would lead to changes in heating patterns, which would change ocean currents in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, that would then alter the ocean circulation systems that transfer heat and minerals around the planet.”

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this. Although I do not deny climate change, I do not believe that politicians are taking the right approach to avoid a catastrophe.

I do believe, lobbying companies are paying scientists to manipulate data. I believe that some data published in the last 25 years were manipulated by the people behind the movie “Inconvenient Truth” to sell us the carbon tax.

Also believe, that our climate change has more to do with the rivers, oceans and deforestation and less to do with pollution. Although pollution is to blame for respiratory diseases, not all that pollution is created by factories and fuel-generated cars.

“It is unacceptable that over three billion people — most of them women and children — are still breathing deadly smoke every day from using polluting stoves and fuels in their homes,” says the World Health Organization

“Amazon: Lungs of the planet. The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth, covering an area of five and a half million square kilometers (2.1 million sq mi). BBC said in its Nov 2014 article Future.,

Earth Journalism Networks said that the oceans are also the lungs of the planet, but scientists rarely say it, ” Oceans: The planet’s forgotten lungs.”

“That same concern today moved to the estate of the “climate summit” to mark the Action Day, which formed the oceans main part of the exhibits to be considered “the largest and most important ecosystem protect”. Why it is important? Yolanda Kakabadse, President of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) explains it perfectly: “Instead of talking about Earth, we should call it Planet Ocean. If the oceans were a country, they would be the world’s seventh largest economy”.

Oceans produce between 50 and 80% of oxygen and consume more than 25% of carbon dioxide (CO2) of the planet. That is, as we had anticipated conservationist and primatologist Jane Goodall, along with forests, one of the main ecosystems of which depends on human and animal life. But unfortunately, in both cases, the negative action of man is greatly affecting their conservation./

If you trap the water responsible for the ocean’s currents and cut all the trees, what do you expect will happen to earth?

Another fact that isn’t considered or misleading is, that when glaciers melt, they release massive amounts of fresh water into the ocean.

The scientist has argued that freshwater from the melted glacier is wasted water.

But considering the evaporation as a result of sunlight that called ” dead water” by scientists, it becomes part of the raining cycle, and rainwater eventually finds its way to rivers and underground wells

“Some of this water gets mixed into the seawater immediately. Some of it collects in pools above the existing salty water. The difference in salinity and the resulting difference in density keeps the two pools of water separate, with the less-dense fresh water covering the salt water.”

Next time that you hear climate change think on how you can change your print on the planet, starting by consuming vegetables that use less water to produce. Stop buying bottled water. Stop using so much garment manufactured with cotton.

India uses 22,500 liters of water to produce 1 kg of cotton. India the largest producer of cotton, has an historical shortage of water. According to the Guardian, the water consumed to grow India’s cotton export in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country 1.24 billion people with 100 liters of water. The World Bank, which is heavily involved in water management in India- through 3.6 billions in loans, said by the 50s India, India had 3000-4000 cubit meters of water per son. Today, this has fallen to around 1,000 cubit meters due to population growth.

“The water consumed to grow India’s cotton exports in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country’s 1.24 billion people with 100 liters of water every day for a year. Meanwhile, more than 100 million people in India do not have access to safe water.” The Guardian

So, again, if climate change is a fact, then protection and distribution of water should be in the agenda of climate change summits. Re-evaluate the damage that dams had created to the global environment.

Get off the bandwagon

November 13, 2016 1 comment

By Marivel Guzman

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Photo taken in Sacramento State’s Quad, after a Black Live Matter non-violent protest. Sac State students vented their fears and dissatisfaction with the latest incidents of police brutality and murders of African American in different parts of the country. Faculty, Staff also attended the event. Sacramento, Calif. Sept. 22. (Marivel Guzman)

I chose the photo above to give you an idea of how an organic protest  looks like. Nobody is throwing chairs around, or  insulting each other. Nobody is using incendiary material or being disrespectful to students, faculty or staff.

What you have seen on national television relating to the latest violent protests after Nov. 8 elections, are not organic protest but organized by elements  of our society that want to create fear between the population.

What you see on television does not reflects the present state of our country but groups of people easily managed to be enraged by emails being sent by MoveOn.org, Jewisch Voice For Peace, Courageous Resistance,  and other organizations behind Clinton’s agenda.

I refused to accept or follow the fear incitement campaign started by left-wing elements of the democratic party in association with mainstream media and financed by corrupt money.

The same way that righ-wing people and organizations are branded  right-wing by their radical leaning to the right and yes, but their disregard of the views and interests not aligned with their ideas and agendas–the left which for years have been nested inside the democratic party for being progressive and liberal, now days, it has fell in the same category of radicalism and fundamentalism, where is their agenda which only matters.

They have proven not to care for people  and I’m talking about the Democrats, they become too cozy with the  profits they gained from the corporate world.

The establishment refused to persecute Hillary Clinton. They kept looking in the wrong emails’s batch. Why not used Wiki-Leaks emails. Assange put them in a silver plate for the FBI and the District Attorney.

The New World Order’s ideas were brewing inside the corrupt Democratic Party heavily financed by the banking, arms, pharmaceutical, energy conglomerate, and shamelessly by foreign powers as well. Those NWO’s ideas wanted to take United States to World War Three.

Hillary Clinton was so fired up to declare war with Russia and attack Iran, all for her obsession in defending Israel’s security. Wouldn’t an American public official be more interestd in defending the right of the American people, our economy, our security and not being waging war defending Israel’s security, which it a foreign nation that only get us enenmies.

Why is the media cheering for the Soros -incitement “protests”?

Are you fueling fire for a violent revolution?

The billionaires club profit from revolts; big and smalls. They do not care if you become homeless, refugee or if you die. Either way they [corporate magnates] will make money building weapons, homes or caskets, and even will make money with television adds broadcasting the American Revolution.

Why is people jumping in the bandwagon of discord?

The electoral college is the way our democracy system works, deal with it.

Before I pronounced my next statement, let me make clear that I’m independent, that Voted for Jill Stein. Saying that, I feel more comfortable writing the following.

Unfortunately a big number of the American people voted for the lesser evil, and what is done is done. Donald Trump won the elections and we must work united to defend our republic, from him, or from who ever want to take our constitution rights from us.

We have the Constitution to protect and to protect us. We won’t allow the president to take us  backwards in our victories in the Supreme Court, but we cannot defend our rights destroying public property, attacking the police and simply yelling in the streets.

Not even trying to reverse the electoral college. Only because Hillary Clinton did not win. At least not a day after the elections and not through violence.

Organize and work in your districts. Make your council members accountable for their mischief as public officials. Force them to come clean with the deals they make behind doors with corporations before they sign bills.
Get involve in the political system of the country, inform yourself in the mechanisms of local, state and federal laws and politics.

If you invest the energy you are spending being mad in the political process, we can move forward and demand from Trump a different administration away from the corrupt one you know.

Trump is not more powerful than our Constitution.

“We have to remember that we’re actually all on one team…We are not Democrats first, we’re not republican first, we are American first.

We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.” Barrack Obama addressed the nation, a day after the elections, on Nov. 9.

Ilokano Farms Fights Against Foreclosure


Here we see Mary Jane Galbiso in her farm, Ilokano Farm in Orosi, Tulare County

Here we see Mary Jane Galbiso in her farm, Ilokano Farm in Orosi, Tulare County

The local municipal water district wants to built 88-housing sub-division at Mary Jane Galbiso’s farm through foreclosure action. 

What allows a municipal water district to take such legal steps?  Many rural water districts are not regulated by state agencies and conduct themselves like fiefdoms.

“Early in 1933, the Wall Street Journal announced that a “profitless year for agriculture” had at last come to a close. Commodity prices had fallen 50 percent on average from 1931 to 1932. A quarter of the population, 32 million Americans, worked in the agriculture industry, yet their share of national income was half that size.” Bloomber

The same tactics used during the depression of the 1030s by the banks that took advantage of the situation of the people and took they lands by cheap prices.

In the case of Ilokano Farms, the municipal district is assessing made-up liens to be able to take the land from its rightful owner.

 

The double standards: Islam El Shehaby vs The World


Islam El Shehaby (photo/Islam Elshehaby)

Islam El Shehaby (photo/Islam Elshehaby)

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    Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was 9 times African Champion 2002-2013 and he was World bronze medallist in 2010 in Tokyo. El Shehaby won 18 World Cup medals and achieved victories in Abu Dhabi, Dusseldorf, Cairo, Moscow, Qingdao and Baku. In 2016 silver at the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf.

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Third Intifada Manifesto


By Marivel Guzman

With sad heart I share the #ThirdIntifada manifesto published on Palestinian websites today.
The Palestinian political parties excluding Palestinian Authority in accordance with the situation on the ground have decided to launch the #ThirdIntifada. Palestinians have shown so much restrain on the face of the latest assassinations perpetrated by the #Apartheid illegal entity of Israel and under the consent and total silence of the International Community (leaders) and including the worthless apparatus of the United Nations.
Israel by its actions pushed for this revolution of liberation.
There is so much a nation can take. Palestinians patiently and with resilience pace took on non-violent approach to stop
#Apartheid Israel from taking more land and from killing more Palestinians,  but they see no other way but to uprise, mimicking South Africa uprisings that ended the #Apartheid Regime of South Africa with the help of the International Boycott Divestment and Sanctions that took place against the Apartheid regime.
Palestine starts mourning the martyrs in anticipation of the massacre that approaches.
Remember we have a nation with no army, no tanks, no planes, no apache helicopters, no naval ships or anything that say that this battle will be equal . Palestinian militias only count with rifles and the civilian population only have kitchens knives and stones.
October 10, 2015 is the official date for the #ThirdIntifada 😥

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Third Intifada: Barghouti’s Manifesto
By Uri Avnery
Marwan Barghouti has spoken up. After a long silence, he has sent a message from prison.
In Israeli ears, this message does not sound pleasant. But for Palestinians, and for Arabs in general,
it makes sense.
His message may well become the new program of the Palestinian liberation movement.
I first met Marwan in the heyday of post-Oslo optimism. He was emerging as a leader of the new
Palestinian generation, the home-grown young activists, men and women, who had matured in the
first Intifada.
He is a man of small physical stature and large personality. When I met him, he was already the
leader of Tanzim (“organization”), the youth group of the Fatah movement.
The topic of our conversations then was the organization of demonstrations and other non-violent
actions, based on close cooperation between the Palestinians and Israeli peace groups. The aim was
peace between Israel and a new State of Palestine.
When the Oslo process died with the assassinations of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Marwan and
his organization became targets. Successive Israeli leaders – Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and
Ariel Sharon – decided to put an end to the two-state agenda. In the brutal “Defensive Shield
operation (launched by Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, the new leader of the Kadima Party) the
Palestinian Authority was attacked, its services destroyed and many of its activists arrested.
Marwan Barghouti was put on trial. It was alleged that, as the leader of Tanzim, he was responsible
for several “terrorist” attacks in Israel. His trial was a mockery, resembling a Roman gladiatorial
arena more than a judicial process. The hall was packed with howling rightists, presenting
themselves as “victims of terrorism”. Members of Gush Shalom protested against the trial inside the
court building but we were not allowed anywhere near the accused.
Marwan was sentenced to five life sentences. The picture of him raising his shackled hands above
his head has become a Palestinian national icon. When I visited his family in Ramallah, it was
hanging in the living room.
In prison, Marwan Barghouti was immediately recognized as the leader of all Fatah prisoners. He is
respected by Hamas activists as well. Together, the imprisoned leaders of Fatah and Hamas
published several statements calling for Palestinian unity and reconciliation. These were widely
distributed outside and received with admiration and respect.
(Members of the extended Barghouti family, by the way, play a major role in Palestinian affairs
across the entire spectrum from moderate to extremist. One of them is Mustapha Barghouti, a
doctor who heads a moderate Palestinian party with many connections abroad, whom I regularly
meet at demonstrations in Bilin and elsewhere. I once joked that we always cry when we see each
other – from tear gas. The family has its roots in a group of villages north of Jerusalem.)
Nowadays, Marwan Barghouti is considered the outstanding candidate for leader of Fatah and
president of the Palestinian Authority after Mahmoud Abbas. He is one of the very few personalities
around whom all Palestinians, Fatah as well as Hamas, can unite.
After the capture of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, when the prisoner exchange was discussed,
Hamas put Marwan Barghouti on top of the list of Palestinian prisoners whose release it demanded.
This was a very unusual gesture, since Marwan belonged to the rival – and reviled – faction.
The Israeli government struck Marwan from the list right away, and remained adamant. When Shalit
was finally released, Marwan stayed in prison. Obviously he was considered more dangerous than
hundreds of Hamas “terrorists” with “blood on their hands”.
Why?
Cynics would say: because he wants peace. Because he sticks to the two-state solution. Because he
can unify the Palestinian people for that purpose. All good reasons for a Netanyahu to keep him
behind bars.
So what did Marwan tell his people this week?
Clearly, his attitude has hardened. So, one must assume, has the attitude of the Palestinian people at
large.
He calls for a Third Intifada, a non-violent mass uprising in the spirit of the Arab Spring.
His manifesto is a clear rejection of the policy of Mahmoud Abbas, who maintains limited but all-
important cooperation with the Israeli occupation authorities. Marwan calls for a total rupture of all
forms of cooperation, whether economic, military or other.
A focal point of this cooperation is the day-to-day collaboration of the American-trained Palestinian
security services with the Israeli occupation forces. This arrangement has effectively stopped violent
Palestinian attacks in the occupied territories and in Israel proper. It guarantees, In practice, the
security of the growing Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Marwan also calls for a total boycott of Israel, Israeli institutions and products in the Palestinian
territories and throughout the world. Israeli products should disappear from West Bank shops,
Palestinian products should be promoted.
At the same time, Marwan advocates an official end to the charade called “peace negotiations”. This
term, by the way, is never heard anymore in Israel. First it was replaced with “peace process”, then
“political process”, and lately “the political matter”. The simple word “peace” has become taboo
among rightists and most “leftists” alike. It’s political poison.
Marwan proposes to make the absence of peace negotiations official. No more international talk
about “reviving the peace process”, no more rushing around of ridiculous people like Tony Blair, no
more hollow announcements by Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton, no more empty declarations of
the “Quartet”. Since the Israeli government clearly has abandoned the two-state solution – which it
never really accepted in the first place – keeping up the pretense just harms the Palestinian struggle.
Instead of this hypocrisy, Marwan proposes to renew the battle in the UN. First, apply again to the
Security Council for the acceptance of Palestine as a member state, challenging the US to use its
solitary veto openly against practically the whole world. After the expected rejection of the
Palestinian request by the Council as a result of the veto, request a decision by the General
Assembly, where the vast majority would vote in favor. Though this would not be binding, it would
demonstrate that the freedom of Palestine enjoys the overwhelming support of the family of nations,
and isolate Israel (and the US) even more.
Parallel to this course of action, Marwan insists on Palestinian unity, using his considerable moral
force to put pressure on both Fatah and Hamas.
To summarize, Marwan Barghouti has given up all hope of achieving Palestinian freedom through
cooperation with Israel, or even Israeli opposition forces. The Israeli peace movement is not
mentioned anymore. “Normalization” has become a dirty word.
These ideas are not new, but coming from the No. 1 Palestinian prisoner, the foremost candidate for
the succession of Mahmoud Abbas, the hero of the Palestinian masses, it means a turn to a more
militant course, both in substance and in tone.
Marwan remains peace oriented – as he made clear when, in a rare recent appearance in court, he
called out to the Israeli journalists that he continues to support the two-state solution. He also
remains committed to non-violent action, having come to the conclusion that the violent attacks of
yesteryear harmed the Palestinian cause instead of furthering it.
He wants to call a halt to the gradual and unwilling slide of the Palestinian Authority into a Vichy-
like collaboration, while the expansion of the Israeli “settlement enterprise” goes on undisturbed.
Not by accident did Marwan publish his manifesto on the eve of “Land Day”, the world-wide day of
protest against the occupation.
“Land Day” is the anniversary of an event that took place in 1976 to protest against the decision of
the Israeli government to expropriate huge tracts of Arab-owned land in Galilee and other parts of
Israel. The Israeli army and police fired on the protesters, killing six of them. (The day after, two of
my friends and I laid wreaths on the graves of the victims, an act that earned me an outbreak of
hatred and vilification I have seldom experienced.)
Land day was a turning point for Israel’s Arab citizens, and later became a symbol for Arabs
everywhere. This year, the Netanyahu government threatened to shoot anybody who even
approaches our borders. It may well be a harbinger for the Third Intifada heralded by Marwan.
For some time now, the world has lost much of its interest in Palestine. Everything looks quiet.
Netanyahu has succeeded in deflecting world attention from Palestine to Iran. But in this country,
nothing is ever static. While it seems that nothing is happening, settlements are growing incessantly,
and so is the deep resentment of the Palestinians who see this happening before their eyes.
Marwan Barghouti’s manifesto expresses the near-unanimous feelings of the Palestinians in the
West Bank and elsewhere. Like Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa, the man in prison may
well be more important than the leaders outside.
– Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. He contributed this article to
PalestineChronicle.com. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com.

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Pope Francis historical address to the American Congress


Pope Francis raises victory sign
Mr. Vice-President,

Mr. Speaker,

Honorable Members of Congress,

Dear Friends,

I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this great continent, from which we have all received so much and toward which we share a common responsibility.

Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility. Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation. You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.

Yours is a work which makes me reflect in two ways on the figure of Moses. On the one hand, the patriarch and lawgiver of the people of Israel symbolizes the need of peoples to keep alive their sense of unity by means of just legislation. On the other, the figure of Moses leads us directly to God and thus to the transcendent dignity of the human being. Moses provides us with a good synthesis of your work: you are asked to protect, by means of the law, the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.

Today I would like not only to address you, but through you the entire people of the United States. Here, together with their representatives, I would like to take this opportunity to dialogue with the many thousands of men and women who strive each day to do an honest day’s work, to bring home their daily bread, to save money and –one step at a time — to build a better life for their families. These are men and women who are not concerned simply with paying their taxes, but in their own quiet way sustain the life of society. They generate solidarity by their actions, and they create organizations which offer a helping hand to those most in need.

I would also like to enter into dialogue with the many elderly persons who are a storehouse of wisdom forged by experience, and who seek in many ways, especially through volunteer work, to share their stories and their insights. I know that many of them are retired, but still active; they keep working to build up this land. I also want to dialogue with all those young people who are working to realize their great and noble aspirations, who are not led astray by facile proposals, and who face difficult situations, often as a result of immaturity on the part of many adults. I wish to dialogue with all of you, and I would like to do so through the historical memory of your people.

My visit takes place at a time when men and women of good will are marking the anniversaries of several great Americans. The complexities of history and the reality of human weakness notwithstanding, these men and women, for all their many differences and limitations, were able by hard work and self-sacrifice — some at the cost of their lives — to build a better future. They shaped fundamental values which will endure forever in the spirit of the American people. A people with this spirit can live through many crises, tensions and conflicts, while always finding the resources to move forward, and to do so with dignity. These men and women offer us a way of seeing and interpreting reality. In honoring their memory, we are inspired, even amid conflicts, and in the here and now of each day, to draw upon our deepest cultural reserves.

I would like to mention four of these Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.

This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the guardian of liberty, who labored tirelessly that “this nation, under God, [might] have a new birth of freedom”. Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity.

All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps. We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place. That is something which you, as a people, reject.

Our response must instead be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice. We are asked to summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve today’s many geopolitical and economic crises. Even in the developed world, the effects of unjust structures and actions are all too apparent. Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.

The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation, which has accomplished so much good throughout the history of the United States. The complexity, the gravity and the urgency of these challenges demand that we pool our resources and talents, and resolve to support one another, with respect for our differences and our convictions of conscience.

In this land, the various religious denominations have greatly contributed to building and strengthening society. It is important that today, as in the past, the voice of faith continue to be heard, for it is a voice of fraternity and love, which tries to bring out the best in each person and in each society. Such cooperation is a powerful resource in the battle to eliminate new global forms of slavery, born of grave injustices which can be overcome only through new policies and new forms of social consensus.

Here I think of the political history of the United States, where democracy is deeply rooted in the mind of the American people. All political activity must serve and promote the good of the human person and be based on respect for his or her dignity. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776). If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an expression of our compelling need to live as one, in order to build as one the greatest common good: that of a community which sacrifices particular interests in order to share, in justice and peace, its goods, its interests, its social life. I do not underestimate the difficulty that this involves, but I encourage you in this effort.

Here too I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his “dream” of full civil and political rights for African Americans. That dream continues to inspire us all. I am happy that America continues to be, for many, a land of “dreams”. Dreams which lead to action, to participation, to commitment. Dreams which awaken what is deepest and truest in the life of a people.

In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants. Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected. For those peoples and their nations, from the heart of American democracy, I wish to reaffirm my highest esteem and appreciation. Those first contacts were often turbulent and violent, but it is difficult to judge the past by the criteria of the present. Nonetheless, when the stranger in our midst appeals to us, we must not repeat the sins and the errors of the past. We must resolve now to live as nobly and as justly as possible, as we educate new generations not to turn their back on our “neighbors” and everything around us. Building a nation calls us to recognize that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility in order to adopt one of reciprocal subsidiarity, in a constant effort to do our best. I am confident that we can do this.

Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities. Is this not what we want for our own children? We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal. We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome. Let us remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mt 7:12).

This Rule points us in a clear direction. Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.

This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty. I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes. Recently my brother bishops here in the United States renewed their call for the abolition of the death penalty. Not only do I support them, but I also offer encouragement to all those who are convinced that a just and necessary punishment must never exclude the dimension of hope and the goal of rehabilitation.

In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement. Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints.

How much progress has been made in this area in so many parts of the world! How much has been done in these first years of the third millennium to raise people out of extreme poverty! I know that you share my conviction that much more still needs to be done, and that in times of crisis and economic hardship a spirit of global solidarity must not be lost. At the same time I would encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. They too need to be given hope. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes. I know that many Americans today, as in the past, are working to deal with this problem.

It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth. The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable. “Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good” (Laudato Si’, 129). This common good also includes the earth, a central theme of the encyclical which I recently wrote in order to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” (ibid., 3). “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all” (ibid., 14).

In Laudato Si’, I call for a courageous and responsible effort to “redirect our steps” (ibid., 61), and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity. I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States — and this Congress — have an important role to play. Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a “culture of care” (ibid., 231) and “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature” (ibid., 139). “We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology” (ibid., 112); “to devise intelligent ways of… developing and limiting our power” (ibid., 78); and to put technology “at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral” (ibid., 112). In this regard, I am confident that America’s outstanding academic and research institutions can make a vital contribution in the years ahead.

A century ago, at the beginning of the Great War, which Pope Benedict XV termed a “pointless slaughter”, another notable American was born: the Cistercian monk Thomas Merton. He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. In his autobiography he wrote: “I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God, and yet hating him; born to love him, living instead in fear of hopeless self-contradictory hungers”. Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the Church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions.

From this perspective of dialogue, I would like to recognize the efforts made in recent months to help overcome historic differences linked to painful episodes of the past. It is my duty to build bridges and to help all men and women, in any way possible, to do the same. When countries which have been at odds resume the path of dialogue — a dialogue which may have been interrupted for the most legitimate of reasons — new opportunities open up for all. This has required, and requires, courage and daring, which is not the same as irresponsibility. A good political leader is one who, with the interests of all in mind, seizes the moment in a spirit of openness and pragmatism. A good political leader always opts to initiate processes rather than possessing spaces (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 222-223).

Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.

Three sons and a daughter of this land, four individuals and four dreams: Lincoln, liberty; Martin Luther King, liberty in plurality and non-exclusion; Dorothy Day, social justice and the rights of persons; and Thomas Merton, the capacity for dialogue and openness to God.

Four representatives of the American people.

I will end my visit to your country in Philadelphia, where I will take part in the World Meeting of Families. It is my wish that throughout my visit the family should be a recurrent theme. How essential the family has been to the building of this country! And how worthy it remains of our support and encouragement! Yet I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life.

In particular, I would like to call attention to those family members who are the most vulnerable, the young. For many of them, a future filled with countless possibilities beckons, yet so many others seem disoriented and aimless, trapped in a hopeless maze of violence, abuse and despair. Their problems are our problems. We cannot avoid them. We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions. At the risk of oversimplifying, we might say that we live in a culture which pressures young people not to start a family, because they lack possibilities for the future. Yet this same culture presents others with so many options that they too are dissuaded from starting a family.

A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.

In these remarks I have sought to present some of the richness of your cultural heritage, of the spirit of the American people. It is my desire that this spirit continue to develop and grow, so that as many young people as possible can inherit and dwell in a land which has inspired so many people to dream.

God bless America!

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