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Florida Teen 'Allegedly' Beaten by Israeli Police

HPI: Israeli police are captured on video clearly beating a 15-year-old American of Palestinian ethnicity into unconsciousness with violent kicks to the head. We hope his brain hasn't been permanently turned to mush, as so often happens when people are violently attacked while they are prisoners in custody of the authorities, whether in Israel, the U.S., or other countries. Judging by the video, brain damage appears to be a real possibility.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu actually apologizes to the parents of the Palestinian teenager tortured and killed days ago by Israeli Jews. We're shocked! The man has a streak of decency! Or is it just a calculated PR move?

Israeli Soldier and Police Brutality against Palestinians Common

Russia Today introduction: It's rare for Israeli police attacks to be filmed, but it's not rare for them to happen. Most cases are closed without any measures being taken against the soldiers or police involved. Victims of police brutality talk to RT's Paula Slier. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/mg6a30

Published on YouTube Jul 7, 2014

Worries about the 45% of Germany's Gold Stored in the US

Russia Today introduction: Is the world's second largest gold reserve safe with the US? Missing gold bar numbers and an inability to audit the 45% of Germany gold reserve kept in the US Federal Reserve lead to the question if it's still there.

Published on YouTube Jul 7, 2014

Schatz vs Hanabusa for US Senator

July 2, 2014, Hilo (Big Island)

Part 1 of 13 - Introduction

Part 2 - Social Security

Part 3 - Economy

Part 4 - Kona Airport

Part 5 - Fish & Wildlife

Part 6 - Lending

Part 7 - Native Language

Part 8 - Jones Act

Part 9 - Healthcare

Part 10 - PTA, Saddle Road

Part 11 - Energy

Part 12 - GMO

Part 13 - Closing

Writer: Three Teen Murders Were Israeli False Flag Op for West Bank

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Ro'i Tov, the writer of this article, says he's an Israeli Christian trapped and likely about to be killed in Bolivia. He is the author of The Cross of Bethlehem: Memoirs of a Refugee and The Cross of Bethlehem II: Back in Bethlehem.

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By Ro'i Tov

June 12, 2014

Yesterday were found the bodies of the three settler students kidnapped after 10PM of Thursday, June 12, 2014.*

Impossible Kidnapping

Erroneous official declarations detached from reality, strange statements by the Mossad, odd images of irrational searches by the IDF, and an unexpected count of "days since the kidnapping" by the media ended in the afternoon of June 30. Shortly afterwards, President Peres reacted in the planned way, saying: "The entire nation lowers its head today under the weight of grief to heavy to carry. 18 Days the people prayed in one voice that the fate of the wonderful youngsters will be to be found alive..."

Allow me a brief reminder of the main problematic events in the affair.

At first, Israel blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). After Hebrew media had laughed, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas were blamed. Finally, the latter was fully blamed by Israel.

The event took place in Area C of the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority is not responsible for it and thus cannot be blamed. Hamas is active mainly in Gaza; it does not have the resources needed for a kidnapping in the West Bank where it faces the Israeli Shin Beth and the Palestinian Authority secret police.

Read more . . .

How One Hedge Fund Manager May Be About to Bankrupt Argentina

New York Post

By Michelle Celarier

June 12, 2014

On the surface, the 11-year-old battle between one 69-year-old New York hedge fund mogul and Argentina seems hardly fair — especially when several other countries joined the fight and lined up alongside the South American country.

But today, that person, billionaire investor Paul Singer, head of Elliott Management, could get closer than he’s ever been to taking down an entire country.

The US Supreme Court met Thursday to decide if it will accept Argentina’s appeal of a lower court decision that it must pay Singer roughly $1.4 billion on bonds the country defaulted on 13 years ago. A decision is expected to be announced on Monday [HPI: Argentina lost].

Read more . . .

Links:

How to Bring Down a Country [Business Insider] Jun 27, 2014

Singer Says Argentina Won’t Negotiate as Default Looms [Bloomberg] Jun 30, 2014

Hedgie Paul Singer’s ‘vulture investing’ paid off royally [New York Post] Jul 4, 2014

Everyone In Argentina Realizes It Needs To Pay Paul Singer [DealBreaker] Jul 2, 2014

This Vulture-Fund Billionaire Is the GOP's Go-To Guy on Wall Street [Mother Jones] Sep 2013

SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Encouraging, but Limited Victory

This week, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and application.

The Court’s decision only applies to certain types of businesses, for example, “closely-held corporations” that have a “sincere” religious objection to paying for contraceptive coverage. Presumably, federal courts or bureaucrats will determine if a business’s religious objection to the mandate is “sincere” or not and therefore eligible for an opt-out from one Obamacare mandate.

Opponents of the Court’s decision are correct that a religious objection does not justify a special exemption from the Obamacare contraception mandate, but that is because all businesses should be exempt from all federal mandates. Federal laws imposing mandates on private businesses violate the business owners' rights of property and contract.

Mandated benefits such as those in Obamacare also harm those employees who do not need or want them. Benefit packages resulting from negotiations between employers and employees are much more likely to satisfy both the employer and employee than benefit packages imposed by politicians and bureaucrats.

Opponents of the Court’s decision argue that Obamacare gives employees a “right” to free birth control that trumps the employers' property rights. This argument confuses rights with desires. Successfully lobbying the government to force someone else to grant your wishes does not magically transform a desire into a “right.”

Redefining rights as desires to be fulfilled by the government also means that the government can modify, limit, or even take away those rights. After all, since your rights are gifts from government, there is no reason why you should object when the government takes away those rights for the common good.

Those who believe Congress can create a right to free contraception that overrides property rights should consider that the government may use that power to create and take away rights in ways they find objectionable. For example, if our rights are gifts from the government, then there is no reason why Congress should not limit our right to privacy by allowing the NSA to monitor our phone calls and Internet use.

The politicization of healthcare benefits is a direct result of government policies that not only encourage people to think of healthcare as a right, but to expect their employers to provide health insurance. Government policies encouraging over-reliance on third-party payers is the root of many of our healthcare problems.

Opponents of the Hobby Lobby decision are correct when they say that their bosses should not decide whether their healthcare plans cover contraceptives. However, like all supporters of Obamacare, they are incorrect in seeking to fix the problems with healthcare through more government intervention. Instead, they should join those of us working to create a free-market healthcare system that gives individuals control of their healthcare dollars. In a true free market, individuals would have the ability to obtain affordable healthcare without having to rely on government mandates or subsidies.

The debate over which, if any, businesses deserve an exemption from Obamacare’s contraception mandate is rooted in a misunderstanding of property and contract rights. All businesses and all Americans deserve an exemption not just from Obamacare, but from all mandates. Individuals should be given the freedom and responsibility to obtain the healthcare coverage that meets their needs without relying on the government to force others to provide it.

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Do Jews Dominate American Media?

MondoWeiss

Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?

By Philip Weiss

February 17, 2008

At least a half dozen times in recent months, the suggestion has come from serious people that Jews predominate in the American media–that if we are not dominant, we are a major bloc. In a Yivo event on Jews in journalism I’ve blogged about, a questioner said that Jews’ outsize proportion in the media has granted us "a large influence over power." In his groundbreaking paper on the New York Times’s role in shaping American policy toward Israel, Jerome Slater spoke of "religious beliefs and identifications" that affected the Times, and cited former executive editor Max Frankel’s admission in his memoir (one also cited by Walt and Mearsheimer): "I was much more deeply devoted to Israel than I dared to assert."

Lately broadcast reporter John Hockenberry related that he wanted to do a piece on the hijackers’ motivation after 9/11 but that NBC executive Jeff Zucker scotched the notion:

"Maybe," Zucker said, "we ought to do a series of specials on
firehouses where we just ride along with our cameras. Like the show Cops,
only with firefighters."… [H]e could make room in the
prime-time lineup for firefighters, but then smiled at me and said, in
effect, that he had no time for any subtitled interviews with jihadists
raging about Palestine. [Weiss's emphasis]

Read more . . .

Israeli Police Beat U.S. Citzen Who Is Slain Palestinian Teen's Cousin

CNN

By Samira Said and Kareem Khadder

July 5, 2014

A Florida resident and cousin of a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem this week is the young man seen in separate videos being held down and pummeled by men in the uniform of Israeli security forces, relatives said.

Tariq Khdeir, 15, a high school sophomore in Tampa, was visiting his Palestinian relatives in Jerusalem for the first time in over a decade when he was attacked and detained, family members told CNN.

Read more . . .

Ukraine Planes Bomb Russian-Border Villages, Kill Civilians

The Kiev government is attacking its people who live near the Russian border because they tend to be pro-Russian and do not support the new US- and EU-friendly government. The violence is fully backed by Obama and his administration, who will be adding Ukraine to the American global military presence.

Click on the following link to see photos of the devastation wreaked by Ukraine airplane attacks on Wednesday, July 2. To read the Russian, navigate to google.com/translate.

http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/1224806.html

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