Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows

President Donald Trump is standing by his administration’s highly controversial decision to separate children from parents facing prosecution for illegally crossing the border into the United States.

Trump has repeatedly lied about his administration’s role in family separations at the border ― and Monday was no different.

In a series of tweets, he echoed a familiar ― and false ― talking point his administration has used in reference to its immigration policy: blaming Democrats for border control officials taking thousands of children away from their parents.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May the zero-tolerance policy, under which families apprehended after crossing the border without authorization are separated so the adults can be jailed rather than kept together and put directly into immigration proceedings. 

This tactic of putting undocumented children in shelters while their parents are prosecuted has little to do with Democrats and was not employed during Barack Obama’s administration.

Trump could end the separation of children and parents at any moment. Yet he continued to blame Democrats on Monday while speaking at a National Space Council meeting at the White House.

“I say it’s — very strongly — the Democrats’ fault,” Trump said. “The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be.”

“If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly ― good for the children, good for the country, good for the world,” he continued. “We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. … You see about child separation. You see what’s going on there. But just remember, a country without borders is not a country at all.”

Several Trump administration officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, on Monday continued to peddle the falsehood that a family separation policy does not occur. Yet a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed this month that border officials separated 1,995 children from 1,940 adults from April 19 to May 31.

Backlash over family separation and the Trump administration’s obvious lies about enforcing such a policy has been growing on both sides of the aisle, including from several prominent conservatives.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Trump to end family separation during an appearance Friday on CNN.

“President Trump could stop this policy with a phone call,” Graham said. “I’ll go tell him. If you don’t like families’ being separated, you can tell DHS, ‘Stop doing it.’”

Former first lady Laura Bush issued a rare castigation of the Trump administration in a Washington Post opinion piece on Sunday, calling family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border “immoral” and drawing parallels to World War II internment camps.

“We pride ourselves on acceptance,” she wrote. “If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place. People on all sides agree that our immigration system isn’t working, but the injustice of zero tolerance is not the answer.”

Even fervent Trump supporter and former Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly spoke out against the tactic, calling it a “disaster for the Trump administration” in a series of tweets Monday.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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New Privacy Features and Updated Policies

We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we comply with new privacy laws, and will help you do the same for your own website or store.  

Our New Privacy Features

Over the past several months, we’ve upgraded many of the privacy-related features on, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and other Automattic products. We want to give you more visibility into the personal data we use and more control over the data you share with us.

In recent weeks, we’ve added:

  • More detailed information on the data our products collect and use, like the information you’ll find in the new Jetpack Privacy Center, as well in-product notifications for privacy-related information.
  • Opt-outs for data uses, like the ability to turn off Automattic’s first-party analytics system on your Jetpack site.  
  • Additional contracts (Data Processing Agreements) for paid users who require them to comply with data protection and privacy laws. If you need a Data Processing Agreement, let us know by contacting support for your product.

Over the coming weeks we plan to launch:

  • A way for users to request access to their personal data.
  • Account closure for accounts.
  • Opt-outs for Automattic’s first party analytics system for users.
  • An updated cookie policy that explains the cookies we use in our services.

We’re also releasing features to help you and your site meet the requirements of new privacy laws, like Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. You can read the full text of the GDPR, as well as the European Commission’s summary. Our new features include: a new “cookie and consent” notification that and Jetpack site owners can add to their sites, and tools for our merchants to manage data access and deletion requests from their customers.

These updates are in addition to the privacy protections we’ve always had in place to help you control your content, keep it secure, or even move your site to another WordPress host.

What’s New in Our Policies?

We also updated our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We GDPR-ized our Privacy Policy. You’ll now see sections explaining your data protection and privacy rights, how long we keep information, and how we handle transfers of personal data outside the EU.
  • We included and Polldaddy in our Automattic-wide Privacy Policy. No more fragmenting: we’re retiring and Polldaddy’s separate privacy policies — our privacy practices should be straightforward and easy to understand, so now you only have to understand one.
  • We included more real-world, concrete examples in our Privacy Policy to give you a clearer picture of how we collect and use personal information. There’s specific information about how we make Reader recommendations, how Gravatar works, and how we use information for our marketing.  
  • We added a new Privacy Notice to explain the data that we collect, on behalf of our users, about visitors to our users’ websites. 
  • We updated our Terms of Service to reflect the importance of data protection and privacy laws. Our Terms of Service (and those for Automattic Ads) require that our users comply with applicable laws and regulations as the site owners, and, for added clarity, we included privacy and data protection laws as one of the specific examples.

Our new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will take effect on May 25, 2018. We’re releasing them now to give you time to take a look at them. If you continue to use our services on or after May 25, 2018, you acknowledge that your use will be subject to our new Privacy Policy and you agree to be bound by our new Terms.

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New gun policies won’t stop mass shootings but maybe personal responsibility will

It is the responsibility of a free people to be aware, to have courage, and to care for one another.

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The United States is facing a puzzling paradox. Even as gun crime has plunged precipitously from the terrible highs of the early 1990s, mass shootings have increased. Consider this: 15 of the 20 worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. The five worst have all occurred since 2007, and three of those five were in 2016 and 2017.

It’s horrifying, and governmental solutions are hard to find. Twitter’s fondest wishes to the contrary, the unique characteristics of mass shootings mean that they often escape the reach of public policy. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler (hardly an NRA apologist) famously fact-checked Marco Rubio’s assertion that new gun laws wouldn’t have prevented any recent mass shootings and declared it true. Time and again, existing laws failed, or no proposed new gun-control law would have prevented the purchase.

The reason is obvious. Mass shootings are among the most premeditated of crimes, often planned months in advance. The shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reportedly wore a gas mask, carried smoke grenades, and set off the fire alarm so that students would pour out into the hallways. Though we’ll obviously learn more in the coming days, each of these things suggests careful preparation. A man who is determined to kill and who is proactive in finding the means to kill will find guns. He can modify guns. He can find magazines.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do. When policies fail, people can and should rise to the occasion. Looking at the deadliest mass shootings since Columbine, we see that the warning signs were there, time and again. People could have made a difference.

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik spent at least a year preparing for their attack in San Bernardino, Calif. Farook may have even discussed the attack three years before the murders. A neighbor reportedly witnessed suspicious activity at the the shooters’ home, but was afraid to report what she saw.

The story of Devin Patrick Kelley – the church shooter in Sutherland Springs, Texas – is full of warning signs, acts of aggression, and missed opportunities. He was violent, he never should have passed a background check, and he “displayed a fascination with mass murders.”

Adam Lanza’s family struggled with him for years before he committed mass murder at Sandy Hook. His mother was “overwhelmed” by his behavior, and he lived in deep isolation – blocking anyone from entering his room and even covering his windows with black plastic bags.

Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech killer, was known to be profoundly troubled. He stalked and threatened female schoolmates. In 2005, a court ruled that he was “an imminent danger to others,” but he was released for outpatient care.

The FBI twice investigated Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, and he once claimed that he was affiliated with al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.

The list could go on and on. In fact, evidence of extended mental-health problems, aberrant behavior, or political radicalization is so common that the absence of such evidence in the Las Vegas shooting renders it the mysterious black swan of mass killings. In 2015 Malcolm Gladwell wrote an extended essay in the New Yorker about school shootings and offered a provocative thesis:

What if the way to explain the school-shooting epidemic is . . . to think of it as a slow-motion, ever-evolving riot, in which each new participant’s action makes sense in reaction to and in combination with those who came before?

Gladwell argues that each new shooting lowers the threshold for the shooters to come. Each new shooting makes it easier for the next shooter to pick up his gun. Others have used the term “contagion” to describe the wave of copycat killers. Again, each killing inspires the next, and as the killings increase so does the inspiration.

What does this mean? It means that Americans need to be aware that this contagion exists, that this “ever-evolving riot” is under way. We can’t deflect responsibility upwards, to Washington. We’re still the first line of defense in our own communities. We cannot simply assume that the kid filling his social-media feed with menacing pictures is just in “a phase” or that strange obsessions with murder or mass death are morbid, but harmless.

We’ve trained ourselves to mind our own business, to delegate interventions to professionals, and to “judge not” the actions of others. But in a real way, we are our brother’s keeper; and an ethic of “see something, say something” is a vital part of community life.

Instead, we all too often retreat into our lives – either afraid that intervention carries risks or falsely comforted by the belief that surely someone else will do the right thing. We’ve seen this dynamic in other crimes. The worst of the sexual predators revealed (so far) by the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein and Larry Nassar, could have been stopped so much earlier if the people around them had shown just an ounce more courage in the face of known complaints and known misconduct. We didn’t need better laws to stop rape. We needed better people.

One of the greatest challenges for any society is stopping a man who is determined to commit murder, and we’ll never fully succeed. Even the most vigilant community will still suffer at the hands of evil men. But it’s days like these, when children lay dead in school, that we must remind ourselves that we’re all in this together. We have responsibilities, not just to mourn and comfort the families of the lost, but to think carefully about our own communities and the circle of people in our lives – and to take action to guard our own children and our own schools.

It is the duty of a free people to be aware, to have courage, and to care for one another. For me, that’s a reminder that I can’t consider a troubled person someone else’s problem. I can’t assume it won’t happen in my school or in my town. Rather than tweet impotently, I’ve armed myself to protect my family and my neighbors; in my past role as a member of a school board, I’ve worked to better secure my kids’ school; and I’ve vowed that if – God forbid – I ever see evidence or warning signs of the darkness of a killer’s heart, I’ll have the courage to seek the intervention that can save lives.

That’s not public policy. It’s personal responsibility. It’s also the best way to confine the contagion that’s killing our kids.

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‘We’ve had enough!’ Protesters demand new agricultural policies in Germany (VIDEO)

'We’ve had enough!' Protesters demand new agricultural policies in Germany (VIDEO)

Footage posted online by Ruptly showed the protesters marching through the streets carrying banners, some of which featured a photo of a honeybee. “New agricultural policy,” the signs read.

The protest’s slogan is “Wir haben es satt,” which translates to “We have had enough.” Numerous tractors also rode through the streets as part of the demonstration.

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The demonstrators are rallying for legislation to induce sustainable fair trade and improve the nutritional quality of products, along with benefiting independent farmers. They say the German government and agricultural industry have increased exports by lowering prices and animal protection standards, claiming the moves have negatively impacted German farmers.

The protesters say Germany needs to instead concentrate on fair trade, stop promoting big farming companies, and focus on improving quality. They also say that supermarkets need to use labeling which shows the origin of meat and milk products.

Similar protests take place every year during “Green Week,” when Berlin hosts the largest agricultural fair in the world.

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US, Israel and Saudi policies on Iran ‘would lead us to war’ says French President Macron



French President Emmanuel Macron said the policies concerning Iran of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia may lead to war.

Macron, who in November said France wished to counter “Iranian hegemony” in the region, made the remarks on Jan. 3 in Paris during a talk with media outlets and diplomats, the Russian news channel RT reported.

“The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron said in his statement, which is unusual in that it lays blame on France’s allies rather than its estranged trade partner Iran for a perceived risk of escalation.

Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, an Iranian military officer currently acting as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, in September said: “We will destroy the Zionist entity at lightning speed, and thus shorten the 25 years it still has left.” He added: “Every stupid act will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into dust.”

In November, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in an unusually harsh condemnation of Iran said that the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the “new Hitler of the Middle East” and must be stopped. Mohammed bin Salman said this in an interview with the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman.

Earlier that month at the London-based think tank Chatham House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that if Iran is capable of developing nuclear weapons, it will become “infinitely more dangerous” than North Korea.

President Trump has accused Iran of not living up to the spirit of a deal agreed to by Iran, the United States, France and four other countries that offered Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for a dialing back of some elements of its nuclear program. Trump declined to ratify the deal last year, kicking it over to Congress for approval or revision.

Trump maintained Iran’s alleged funding of terrorist groups, intervention in foreign countries and development of its ballistic missile program demonstrated the Tehran did not have peaceful intentions. Trump has criticized the administration of Barack Obama for agreeing to the deal, as did Netanyahu.

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Re: The UAE’s destructive policies… Why?

In a matter of a few days, the UAE created two diplomatic crises with Turkey and Tunisia. This has been added to its shameful record in the region and its destruction of its structure. It started on Tuesday 19 December, with the Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed’s retweet without a clear context, tweeted by an anonymous user, attacking the last Ottoman governor of Medina, Fakhri Pasha, and accusing him of committing crimes against the people of Medina, stealing their manuscripts and sending them to Istanbul.

The tweet did not stop at attacking and slandering the Ottomans, but ended with the sentence: “These were Erdogan’s ancestors and their history with the Arab Muslims.” Therefore, it is clear that the purpose of the tweet was not to provide historical information, albeit arbitrary and false, but to attack Turkey and its President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is overwhelmingly popular in the Arab world.

However, the UAE’s random arrows, fired in every direction, did not stop there. Barely three days passed before it created another crisis, this time with Tunisia. This crisis occurred after Emirates airline banned Tunisian women, except those carrying diplomat passports or those with residency permits, from flying on its flights to the UAE, claiming the decision was made due to security concerns. Now, they could have claimed that what happened was merely a misfortune with regards to the Tunisian issue, and an accidental miscalculation with regards to Turkey, and the situation could have ended with two apologies and correcting the mistakes. However, so far, this is not what happened, and what did actually happen raises questions about the role of the UAE in the region and the true motives of its rulers today.

I must begin by saying that these two contrived crises are not isolated from all of the UAE’s destructive policies in the region over the past years. These policies manifested in their ugliest forms since the Arab revolutions in late 2010, but they began even before the Arab revolutions. Such destructive policies include the UAE’s involvement in the division that occurred in the Palestinian arena in 2007, as it was one of the countries that sent arms shipments, via Egypt, to the Gaza Strip strongman at the time, Muhammad Dahlan, in order for him to stage a coup against Hamas, which won the legislative elections the year before. Hamas had formed a Palestinian government that did not enjoy a day of stability or calmness.

13 jailed for espionage in UAE

According to several reports, the UAE’s political path began to shift from a small country concerned with its own affairs to an ambitious state with a regional role larger than its size in 2006. Before that, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, founder of the UAE, had passed away in 2004, and was succeeded by his son Khalifa. Zayed was known for his Arabism, and had a hand in resolving some Arab-Arab conflicts. Furthermore, he played an undeniable role in founding the GCC in the early 1980s. However, it seems that Khalifa was not powerful enough within the ruling family in Abu Dhabi, and his half-brother, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed, began to shine. His emergence was reinforced by Khalifa’s illness.

The UAE was shaken in 2006 by a fierce right-wing American media campaign, in which members of the Jewish lobby were involved, when Dubai Ports World acquired a British company that operated major American ports. Despite the fact that the acquisition was approved by then-American President George Bush, the issue ended with a humiliating defeat for the UAE. It was then that the UAE became aware of the importance of improving its relations with Israel and its lobby in the US, as well as the US right-wing.

With the appointment of Yousef Al-Otaiba as ambassador to Washington in 2008, Mohammed Bin Zayed’s camp began to steer the UAE away from its Arab and Muslim surroundings in order to create alliances with the neo-conservative camp, which destroyed Iraq and the region. It also made alliances with the Jewish lobby and Israel. Of course, we all know the rest of the story and it was further revealed with the leaking of Yousef Al-Otaiba’s emails.

Referring back to the two current crises with Turkey and Tunisia, as I said before, they are just two links in a long series of Emirati attempts of sabotage in the region. The fact that the UAE stood against the Arab revolutions in late 2010 is no secret, as well as the fact that it, along with Saudi Arabia, funded the military coup in Egypt in 2013 and continue to do so. It is also no secret that the UAE and Saudi Arabia are contributing the most in supporting the counter-revolutions and their forces, such as in Tunisia and Libya. We can say the same about the UAE’s role in meddling in the internal Palestinian affairs in favour of their man, Dahlan, against PA President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as its sabotaging role in Yemen and its military occupation of some of its ports and islands, and even turning the country into a large prison for its people. The UAE also aborted several opportunities afforded to the legitimate forces to defeat the Houthis.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE: race of the reckless

In addition to this, its escalations with Qatar are not isolated from the context of all of these incidents, especially since American intelligence reports confirmed that the piracy and hacking of the Qatar News Agency website last May and the fabrication of statements attributed to the Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, all originated in the UAE.

Even Turkey, a regional super power, was not spared by the UAE. The Turkish media constantly points a finger at Abu Dhabi and accuses it of playing a role in the failed coup attempt last summer.

Even Saudi Arabia itself was subject to Emirati conspiracy, and documents revealed by WikiLeaks in 2010 clearly show the extent of Mohammed Bin Zayed’s contempt and hatred for Saudi Arabia and its officials. While Bin Zayed made attempts to support Prince Mutaib Bin Abdullah’s camp, when his father was king, in order for him to be the crown prince, he quickly shifted his support to Prince Mohammed Bin Salman when his father took the throne in 2015. Al-Otaiba’s leaked emails spares us from having to remind everyone of the role the UAE played in promoting Bin Salman and revolting against the governing equation in Saudi Arabia.

The UAE is an oppressive state, so why does the Royal College of Art want a branch there?

In short, the UAE is trying to play a regional role bigger than its size, and it is standing against any Arab democratic transitions. However, it is aware of its limited powers, and therefore, it is relying on two things. First is its wealth which it uses to buy agents, proxies and soldiers, such as the American Blackwater mercenaries. Without  mercenary, the UAE does not posses the manpower needed to spread destruction in the region, not even to protect its leaders’ seats. This is especially true as it is fighting against two major regional countries; Turkey and Iran. The second thing it is relying on is the alignment of its policies with that of the US and Israel in the region, and turning into a servant implementing their agendas. If the Emirati policies contradicted the American and Israeli agendas, then it would not have been able to carry out a tenth of what it has, even with the presence of its mercenary and even if Saudi Arabia is on the same page as it.

This leaves one question, which does not seem to have an answer at this time, and it is regarding what is behind the hostility some of Zayed’s sons, especially Mohammed and Abdullah, have towards every genuine Arab and Muslim. Mohammed Bin Salman seems to share this hostility with them. What is the reason for this hatred and aversion to Arabism and Islam and those who promote them? It may not be long before this question is answered. I will end by saying that a country is not shamed for its small size or lack of abilities, but rather it is shamed for becoming a wrecking ball in the hands of its enemy against its nation.

This article first appeared in Arabic in Al-Araby Al-Jadeed on 29 December 2017

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Facebook Suspends User For Calling For “Sensible Migration Policies”


Facebook has slapped a user with a 7 day account suspension for a post in which the individual called for European governments to follow “sensible migration policies”.

The full post reads; “A reminder that the EU, while drowning in their own mess, threatens to punish Poland for failing to meet their “refugee quota”.

“It is time for sensible migration policies that work for the people. It’s not ok to use your own population as a tool for signalling to your peers how virtuous and caring you are.”

The post violated Facebook’s Community Standards on the basis that it attacked someone based on their “race, ethnicity or national origin” and the user was banned for 7 days. Further violations result in permanent account terminations.

While Silicon Valley giants have decried the FCC’s vote to scrap Obama-era rules on net neutrality, such companies continue to enforce their own draconian censorship policies with wanton abandon.

Facebook has developed a reputation for aggressively pursuing critics of mass immigration. Back in 2015 we reported on how the social media giant was working with an organization led by an ex-Stasi agent to oversee a program to identify “xenophobic” posts made on the social networking website and punish people who make them with fines and jail sentences.

In some European countries, people who post criticism of Islam or the migrant influx receive home visits from the police and are given warnings about their conduct.

Earlier this year, a German woman was raided by police and ordered to pay 1300 euro fine for sharing an anti-migrant meme on Facebook.

Following the murder of a 19-year-old woman by an Afghan migrant in Germany, Facebook responded by banning a German woman for “hate speech” because she posted a picture of the murderer.



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Veteran Russian liberal names ‘Putin and his policies’ as main opponents at forthcoming elections

My main opponent is Vladimir Putin and his policies. He is my main and, in reality, my only opponent. As for the rest of them – everybody can do whatever he or she wants, within the framework of the law,” Yavlinsky told reporters at a press conference in Moscow.

The politician added, however, that he was not offended by statements suggesting that his only possible contender was Kseniya Sobchak – a 36-year-old reporter and former ‘it girl’ who has also announced her intention to run for the Russian presidency in March 2018.

Yavlinsky also told journalists that he considered the whole population of the Russian Federation as his voters, as he represented the interests of “the society as a whole.”

The presidential hopeful is a co-founder of the liberal political party Yabloko, which has a liberal, pro-business agenda. In February 2016, he became one of the first Russian politicians to announce their intention to participate in the 2018 presidential elections as a candidate. In March this year, Yavlinsky presented his election program, which is built around the promise to grant every Russian citizen a free one-acre plot of land on which to build a home.

Yavlinsky’s previous attempts to run for the Russian presidency have been unsuccessful. He received 7.35 percent of votes in 1996, and 5.8 percent in 2000. In 2012, he was withdrawn from the race after the Elections Commission discovered that a large share of his supporters’ signatures were invalid.

At the time of Yavlinsky’s statement, Vladimir Putin had not yet announced his plans concerning the forthcoming presidential campaign.

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Tom Petty Did Not Have to Die – Flawed FDA Policies- Dr. Carolyn Dean



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Tom Petty – One More Bites The Dust     Dr. Carol Dean

When will it get through to the medical establishment and the public  that we are fighting a war against magnesium deficiency? Tom Petty, American rocker should not have died at age 66. His band was called The Heart breakers and tragically he died of a heart attack.

The FDA won’t let me say that a heart attack can be brought on by magnesium
deficiency or that magnesium can help a person prevent a heart attack. What I
can say is that:

80% of the population is magnesium deficient

The highest amount of magnesium in the body is found in the heart

The electrical conductivity of the heart that creates the heart
beat depends on magnesium

When magnesium is deficient, calcium build up in the heart muscles causing
the heart beat to become irregular

The heart is one big muscle and can go into spasm if there is too much
calcium and not enough magnesium in that muscle

I’m sure you can figure out the rest. If you have trouble convincing your
friends, family and doctor about magnesium deficiency, here are the embedded
urls to 10 scientific review articles, eight of which allow you to   read the full text. These are the articles you need to print up and forward to people who dismiss your magnesium advocacy.

The 2017 review begins with the following statement: “According to the medical
literature, we are currently experiencing two concomitant phenomena: (i) a
“neglected epidemic of chronic disease” and (ii) a widespread deficiency of
selected nutrients. While the importance of magnesium (Mg) and other required
elements for the human organism is often well discussed in educational
programs for trainees in physiology, nutrition, and dietetics, the importance of
acquiring the tools necessary for credible assessment and practical management
of nutrient compromise in clinical care can sometimes be lost in the education
process for physicians. Accordingly, recognition and assessment for
biochemical deficiencies in day-to-day medical practice are sometimes overlooked. This
review is specifically designed for medical practitioners as they revisit the
important role of Mg in a clinically relevant way.”

Gerry K. Schwalfenberg and Stephen J. Genuis, “ The Importance of Magnesium in
Clinical Healthcare
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vol. 2017, Article ID 4179326, 14 pages, 2017. Full Text

Glasdam SM, et al.  The Importance of Magnesium in the Human Body: A
Systematic Literature Review
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Grober U, Schmidt J, Kisters K.  Magnesium in Prevention and Therapy
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Volpe SL.  Magnesium and the Athlete
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de Baaij JHF, et. al.  Magnesium in Man: Implications for Health and Disease
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Shah NC, et al. Short-Term Magnesium Deficiency Downregulates Telomerase,
Upregulates Neutral Sphingomyelinase And Induces Oxidative DNA Damage In
Cardiovascular Tissues: Relevance To Atherogenesis, Cardiovascular
Diseases And
Aging. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014; 7(3): 497–514. Full Text

Long S, Romani AM.  Role of Cellular Magnesium in Human Diseases
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Volpe SL. Magnesium in Disease Prevention and Overall Health. Adv Nutr. 2013
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Rosanoff A.  The Essential Nutrient Magnesium – Key to Mitochondrial ATP
Production and Much More
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Fox C, et al.  Magnesium: Its Proven and Potential Clinical Significance
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Dec;94(12):1195-201. Abstract

Unfortunately, the FDA won’t let the public know that magnesium deficiency is
being misdiagnosed and gags dietary supplement companies that recommend
magnesium to treat misdiagnosed magnesium deficiency conditions. In an
alternate reality, nutrients would be recognized, acclaimed, and welcomed as crucial in
maintaining health and preventing disease. However, a non-medical
body, the FDA the “fault dietary supplement advisors” are saying that if I mention that
magnesium can overcome a disease, I personally make magnesium a drug and that
drug has to undergo multi-million dollar clinical trials – of which the FDA
gets their cut.

My guiding ethical and moral stance is that magnesium deficiency has been
completely misdiagnosed as many different diseases and mistreated with many
drugs making many people very ill. So, when I speak about using magnesium for
magnesium deficiency symptoms I’m not taking about disease. And the magnesium
I speak about that is the most effective for maintaining the healthy structure
and function of the body, I’m talking about my 100% absorbed, non laxative

For more information, please visit this link.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

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YPG’s ‘Kurdalism’ Policies in North Syria

image-Kurdalism - The Israeli Project in Syria and Iraq
Kurdalism – The Israeli Project in Syria and Iraq

Syrians in the northern towns of Aleppo, counter this  Kurdalism, which the YPG is enforcing the Kurdish Language on Syrian children in schools in the towns they control in northern Syria.

The so-called People Protection Units of YPG impose the Kurdish Language in the schools in the twelve towns in the north of Aleppo’s countryside.

Al-Watan OnLine page reported the illegal practices of the YPG from local sources and added that the inhabitants of these towns, like Deir Jamal and Mara’naz, rejected these arbitrary rules and didn’t send their children to schools, asking the help of the stakeholders against this Kurdalism (the policies to turn the Arabic mother language into Kurdish).

The residents insist that they are not going to drop the language of their parents and their grandparents and have asked the help of the Syrian government, which has been offering free education for all and supplied the Syrians with everything they need for the education of the Syrian children.

The YPG is a branch of the so-called SDF ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’. Ironically, they are American, African and separatist Kurds who are led by the United States of America and they are loyal to Israel. The other irony is the ‘democratic’ they pose with while they impose their will and their own language on the native Syrians. But for being forces, they are the US forces, in that I would agree.

The so-called SDF controls some towns in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

A month ago, in another part of Syria in Al Hasaka province, the Kurds also imposed their own curriculum and language on other Syrian components in a village called Ghorion, and they were faced with a great anger by the Syrians who took to the streets in protests against those traitorous militants.

Such militants apply the Western agenda which is to eliminate the history of the great Arab Nation Syria and to remove its identity by creating a new generation with no history, no identity, and no ideology. Furthermore, creating a generation that knows nothing about its nation, about resistance, about where is its homeland, and who are its enemies?

This is the real war on Syria. First by those in the West who armed the terrorists from all over the world to destroy Syria, bombed its historical and modern edifices, murdered its scientists and blew up its schools and education sites placing universities as their main target.

Then the so-called ISIS with the modern Toyota pick-up trucks completed the mission by bombing and destroying the historical sites in both Syria and Iraq, looting their treasures which were there for thousands of years in addition to committing horrible genocide against the original residents.

And after all those came the Separatist Kurds led by the US and its stooges like Israel and Al Saud, and with their ugly flags, ISIS first and The Israeli flag later. They supported Israel, wanted the autonomy and moreover to steal the oil and attack other Syrians to uproot them from their own land.

A Syrian TV reporter a year ago reported from the camps in Turkey about the dirty Turkish agenda which was clear, regardless of the enmity between the Kurdish (PKK – YPG) and Turkey, both parties are united against Syria. Turkish authorities forced Syrian refugee children to learn Turkish language and Turkish culture and to wipe everything Syrian from their conscience. One of their focuses was on removing the part of Syria’s wars with Israel showing the latter as a friend and not an aggressor who steals land and attack all neighbors. Turkish authorities even removed parts of Syria from the maps they introduced to the children in schools.

We are facing a really dirty war against not only against the unity of our homeland but also against our history and future. We always treated the Kurds in a brotherly way, we always considered them a component of the Syrian rich mosaic. We should fight this agenda as

We should fight this agenda as strongly as we fight terrorists on the ground.

— Afraa Dagher

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