Buffy Sainte Marie – “I’m Going Home” – YouTube

Buffy Sainte Marie’s ”I’m Going Home” Lyrics

Heaven isn’t so far away as people say

I got a home high in my heart

Heaven is right where I come from; I never throw it away

I know the place and I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home

See up there, it’s not the same

They know your name

And I’m not ashamed to need it

I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home

You keep on knocking but I’m not coming out of this state I’m in

I’m travellin’ right, I’m gonna get there soon

I’m standing up praying, I’m singing

Saying Heyo ha ha heyo ha hey ya

I know the way and I’m going home.

I’m going home

I’m going home

That’s where the heart can rest

The best is there

And only a fool would leave it. I’m going home

I’m going homeI’m going home

I’m going home

I been around, I been to town

Hey, where you think I learned right from wrong

And I’m going home

I’m going home

Chilean court imposes heavier sentences on German cult leaders | News | DW.COM | 31.12.2016 “Wonder, how many more have not been identified? And who frequents them?”

A court in the Chilean capital, Santiago, has lengthened by one year sentences already imposed on three Germans found guilty of forming a criminal organization at “Colonia Dignidad,” a German colony located in the Andean foothills.The three men – Kurt Schnellenkamp, Gerhard Mücke and Karl van den Berg – were among the leaders of the commune, now called “Villa Baviera,” where systematic child abuse took place between 1961 and 1997. They have now been sentenced to five years and one day in prison.The 15,000-hectare (37,066-acre) settlement, sealed off from the rest of the world, was also used as a secret detention and torture center for political prisoners during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet from 1973-1990. Several opponents of the Pinochet regime were murdered there. Paul Schäfer was arrested in Argentina in 2005The court also handed down similar sentences to former Chilean intelligence agents Fernando Gomez and Pedro Espinoza. Four other defendants were released.”Colonia Dignidad” was founded in 1961 by cult leader Paul Schäfer, an ex-Nazi corporal, who fled Germany for Chile with 250 followers after authorities in his home country began to investigate him for sexual abuse of children.Schäfer was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2006 for his role at the “Colonia Dignidad,” and died in prison in 2010, aged 88.

Source: Chilean court imposes heavier sentences on German cult leaders | News | DW.COM | 31.12.2016

Chile: torturers and murderers are compared with the apostles of Jesus – Red Harvest

Last week Manuel Guerrero Antequera, son of one of the slain, said the former agents “committed the worst crimes, not helped justice, they lowered penalties. They have special jail. Serving sentences and leave us alone. ” On Thursday, hearing parole granted to “Pegasus”, charged that Chile breached international human rights law and again criticized the famous mass. “Some say that such gestures are disinterested, gratuitous, deep and genuine repentance. False, they are pure instrumental rationality. With this action, all terrorist conspiracy that operated from the State in the case Degollados is free. ” The year that the five officers committed this crime, ’85, Manuel was 14. The school from which kidnapped his father, who worked there, it was also his high school: he witnessed the arrest of Manuel father to three meters away and ran after the helicopter monitored the entire operating until the school door. Just the Supreme Court issued the “comply”, the murderer of his father will released.TAGS: CHILE , AGAINST HUMANITY , PAROLES , APOLOGYANTONIA ORELLANA GUARELLOJOURNALIST.-

Source: Chile: torturers and murderers are compared with the apostles of Jesus – Red Harvest

Ebola Vaccine Success | The Scientist Magazine®

World Health Organization confirms further development of the first Ebola vaccine.

Source: Ebola Vaccine Success | The Scientist Magazine®

Translation: Some success proved for vaccine applied in “ring” around people exposed to 2013-2016 version of Ebola in West Africa. Read study carefully. Says nothing about how effective it might prove against a variation or mutation of the 2013-2016 version.

What is most scary/dangerous about 2013/2016 versions of ebola is that it has been found that a high number of people contracted ebola and never showed any symptoms and/ or survived.

What this means is that the virus in its most recent form is more effective, in that it can sicken and kill more people because it does not “burn” itself out of potential victims and carriers by being 98% effective in killing contacts.

In short, with a new version, 200,000 might be exposed and only 50,000 die. And a later, version may be able to sicken or infect 2,000,000 and only kill 100,000.

The “killer” flu of 1918 that may have killed 50 million world-wide may well have sickened 200-500 million.

A vaccine cannot be THE answer. Understanding what human actions help to trigger outbreaks is the only long term answer.

Influenza will mutate less often into new types of killers when humans stop breeding poultry and pigs in the millions and storing them nearby each other in live markets.

+972’s Person of the Year: The women standing up to sexual harassment | +972 Magazine

Every womanizing culture is sleazy in its own special way. In America it’s frat-boy sniggering. There’s the Mediterranean suffocating pseudo-romantic come-ons, or the conservative Middle Eastern trick of punishing women for men’s sexuality.In Israel too, sexual aggression expresses a dark underside of national and cultural flaws: swaggering ego-driven entitlement, the unquestioned certainty that specific people and positions are above both law and morality. If they break it, their buddies will cover up for them — that is the sensual intoxication of sheer physical military power.In a bygone era, these traits were romanticized and marketed to Israel’s people and outside admirers alike. Israelis prided themselves on being brash and direct; they disregarded rules to release creative problem-solving genius that is the secret of the Jews’ mythologized, centuries-old resilience. Israel views itself as the triumph of the gun over the ghetto. For heroic, nation-saving military men, helping themselves to women’s bodies seemed like a natural extension of that.When values are so deeply rooted in society, they become transparent and unquestioned. But when so many women (one high-profile man was accused by no less than 14 people) are able to step outside and see what was previously invisible, it means the silent rules that define women’s natural role in society are no longer functioning. The more visible these values become, the more flimsy their force.The women of 2016 may not have realized it, but their actions conveyed that entitlement, impunity, and brash invasiveness — at least as manifested in sexual aggression — are now anathema. No longer do military, religious, or political causes justify the sacrifice of their physical and spiritual integrity. Manipulate these causes for self-satisfying urges, and it won’t end well.

Source: +972’s Person of the Year: The women standing up to sexual harassment | +972 Magazine

Mormon choir member quits over Trump inauguration performance | US news | The Guardian

The member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Jan Chamberlin, posted her resignation letter to leaders of the 360-member choir on her Facebook page on Thursday.“It is with a sad and heavy heart that I submit my resignation to you and to Choir,” she began. “I am praying that Jesus will help me get through this email before I totally break down.”Writing that she had spent “several sleepless nights and days in turmoil and agony”, she added: “I love you all, and I know the goodness of your hearts, and your desire to go out there and show that we are politically neutral and share good will. That is the image Choir wishes to present and the message they desperately want to send.“I also know, looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and facism by singing for this man.”She continued: “Tyranny is now on our doorstep; it has been sneaking its way into our lives through stealth. Now it will burst into our homes through storm.”

Source: Mormon choir member quits over Trump inauguration performance | US news | The Guardian

Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axis | DQ-en

Policy-makers in the advanced nations need to speak truth to their populations. Can America accept that it will need to share world leadership, that it might “no longer be the only military political economic superpower in the world” (as Bill Clinton said at Yale in 2003, reported in Kishore Mahbubani’s The Great Convergence)? Or will the promise to make America great again prove overly appealing at the same time that it will be revealed to be hollow?

Source: Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axis | DQ-en

Keep Talking You Dumbass

In Saner Thought

Since the abstention by the US on a settlement resolution at the UN every right wing dullard has been having a stroke….of course there is always the religious overtones but that has nothing to do with this resolution….it is what is right and wrong and the stealing of land and the destruction of crops to make room for more illegal settlements is just flat out WRONG!

And of course BiBi is butt hurt and doing what most authoritarians do….he is slashing out at the countries that voted against Israel.  To the point of threatening the United States…..

PM Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel and his cabinet ministers are trying to punch above their weight. He wants to punish the UN, and apparently even the United States.

He threatens the one country that made the state of Israel possible….

He also threatens 10 other countries……These countries were Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan…

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176 settlers break into the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque – PNN “What do you call it when people break into your place of worship to hold their rites, not yours?”

176 Israeli settlers on Wednesday morning broke into the yards of the Al-Aqsa mosque in consecutive small groups, heavily protected by Israeli special forces.Local sources in Jerusalem said that extremist settlers have entered the mosque from the Mughrabi gate by Israeli police, and carried out Talmudic rituals in it.

Source: 176 settlers break into the yards of Al-Aqsa mosque – PNN

Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations – The Local

A spokesperson for the Swedish foreign minister hit back at the centre on Wednesday.“The list is clearly not serious,” wrote Erik Wirkensjö in an e-mail to public broadcaster SVT. “It mixes up anti-Semitism and criticism of the State of Israel’s politics and puts President Barack Obama at number one.”“To superficially and casually, as this list does, accuse political leaders of anti-Semitism risks undermining the important fight against anti-Semitism. Sweden’s government is active in the fight against anti-Semitism and is for sustainable peace and a two-state solution.”

Source: Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations – The Local