Saturday, May 19, 2012

Briton Arrested with Roasted Human Fetuses for Use in Black Magic Ritual

This is evil, pure and simple; perpetrators need to be put to death

The Telegraph
By Ian MacKinnon
05/18/2012

The corpses of the unborn baby boys were found packed in a suitcase in his hotel room in Bangkok’s Chinatown district.


Thai authorities have a lot to answer for
Chow Hok Kuen, 28, who holds a British passport but is of Taiwanese origin, confessed to police that he had bought the foetuses several days earlier for almost £4,000. The source of the foetuses is unclear.

He said he intended to smuggle them to Taiwan where they would be sold for as much as six times what he paid on the internet to people who believe that their possession would bring wealth and good luck.

The man told police that that he was hired by another Taiwanese man, named Kun Yichen, who regularly travelled to Thailand to collect the ritualistic foetuses.

Worship of the foetuses — observed by some on the Chinese community — is a Buddhist-animist practice known as Kuman Thong that is described in ancient Thai manuscripts.

In Thai black magic rituals, also observed among some Chinese communities, preserved foetuses are believed to bring good fortune to the owner and are often kept in shrines within homes or businesses.

It required male foetuses surgically removed from the womb that were then dried as black magic incantations were said over the body, before it was covered in gold leaf. Kuman Thong means “golden baby boy”.

Lore has it that if the owner reveres the ritual foetus, its spirit will warn and protect its possessor of danger. In practice the foetuses have been replaced by wooden effigies.

Chow Hok Kuen faces up to a year in jail and a fine of £40 for possession of the foetuses, which police said showed development of between two and eight months.

Officers made the gruesome discovery in the hotel in the Yaowarat district of Bangkok, where they found that the foetuses had also been tattooed and were adorned with religious threads.

Col Wiwat Kamhamnan, of Bangkok police, said: “He said he planned to sell the foetuses to clients who believe they will make them lucky and rich.”

Abortion is illegal in Thailand unless the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or poses a threat to the mother’s health.

But women’s rights groups estimate that up to 400,000 Thai woman undergo abortions each year.

Last year two undertakers and woman who collected foetuses from illegal abortion clinics were jailed after more than 2,000 corpses were found at a temple morgue when the furnace for the crematorium broke down.


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Cataloging Wounds of War - Are Real Numbers About to Come Out

A back-door exercise in ass-covering by the New York Times as real casualty numbers continue to leak with Afghan pullout

New York Times
By C. J. Chivers
05/17/2012

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. —

To those unfamiliar with a battlefield’s bleak routine, Col. Michael D. Wirt’s database could be read like a catalog of horrors. In it, more than 500 American soldiers are subjected to characteristic forms of violence of the Afghan war.


Obama can add these family members to list of casualties
Faces are smacked with shrapnel, legs are blasted away near knees, bullets pass through young men’s abdomens. Vehicles roll over, crushing bones. Eardrums rupture. Digits are severed.

Dozens of soldiers die. Hundreds more begin journeys home, sometimes to treatment that will last the rest of their lives.

Each was listed in a small but meticulous computer entry by Colonel Wirt, a doctor intent on documenting how soldiers were wounded or sickened, how they were treated and how they fared. For those seeking to understand war and how best to survive it, the doctor on his own initiative created an evidence-based tool and a possible model.

His database is one part of a vast store of information recorded about the experiences of American combatants. But there are concerns that the potential lessons from such data could be lost, because no one has yet brought the information together and made it fully cohere.

Colonel Wirt was a brigade surgeon from the 101st Airborne Division during the American-led effort in 2010 and 2011 to dislodge the Taliban from their rural stronghold along the Arghandab River. His database was part official record, part personal research project.


Actual number of suicides - unknown
His commander required him to keep tabs on ailing and wounded soldiers, and to inform him of their prognosis and whereabouts in the medical system.

To this, Colonel Wirt added layers of information. He documented which weapons caused which wounds. He tried to record increased or decreased risk factors — whether the victim was wearing larger or smaller body armor, whether a bomb-sniffing dog was present, when a tourniquet was applied.

He recorded which accidents and diseases took which soldiers off duty, and for how long. He mapped where on a human body bullets most often struck.

A year after he returned to the states, Colonel Wirt and his database point to the promise and obstacles related to studying more than a decade of American war.

The amassed information on combatants over 10 years amounts to the most detailed data ever assembled on battlefield trauma and its care, American military officers say. But the records are scattered.


The fact military was led into war by madmen does not help
The Defense Department’s trauma registry has information on roughly 66,000 patients who were admitted to modern military hospitals, including American and coalition troops, Afghans and Iraqis, contractors, and the odd journalist, diplomat or aid worker. It is a record, largely, of those who survived.

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s Office maintains separate sets of records, including full-body CT scans, for service members killed in action. And each patient’s medical records, often with narrative details of wounds and a thorough chronicle of treatments, are available in electronic form, but only to those involved in each person’s care.

Supporting documents for Purple Heart awards can also include medical and tactical data.

In certain contexts, some of the data is merged, as at quarterly meetings of a special committee that has been seeking ways to improve prehospital care.

So far these disparate storehouses of information have not been joined in a permanent place, much less made widely available for cross-disciplinary study.


Exact number of dead in Afghan and Iraq "wars" - unknown

Col. Jeffrey A. Bailey, a surgeon who directs the Joint Trauma System at the Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, confirmed what several military doctors noted: There as yet is no standardized medical database that enables researchers to look back comprehensively on the experiences of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Colonel Bailey said his institute, a research arm to promote improvement in medical care, eventually hopes to combine a “K.I.A. module” from the medical examiner with the registry of patients treated in hospitals.


There are no estimates for Afghan civilian deaths, because no one in the Obama regime counts them

He added, however, that discussion of merging the data is in its early phases, and that while “I think we will get there, I can’t tell you when it will happen.”

Against this background, Colonel Wirt, a neuroradiologist who volunteered for duty in an infantry brigade, set out in 2010 to make his own record of one brief but bloody chapter of the Afghan war. “This was a way to take something away,” he said, “so that all of the casualties mean something.”

His commander wanted a high level of detail, he said. Curiosity drove him further.

“If you don’t take data and analyze it and try to find ways to improve, then what are you doing?” Colonel Wirt asked in an interview at Fort Campbell, where he is a deputy commander at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “In my humble opinion, a consolidated database with standardized input consisting of mechanism of injury and resulting wounds, classified by battle and nonbattle injuries, would be something you could actually use.”

Other officers agreed. Maj. Kirk W. Webb, formerly responsible for compiling casualty data for the 101st Airborne Division, said each unit tracked its casualties, although not to the detail that Colonel Wirt pursued. Most of the information has probably vanished, he added.

“It’s kind of sad, actually, because there is a lot information out there that gets lost,” Major Webb said.

Dr. Dave Edmond LounsburyWar Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq,” a textbook from the Office of the Army Surgeon General that, over considerable internal dissent, published case studies of combat wounds.

He said that data like that compiled by Colonel Wirt would also be valuable for those who study workplace safety, for historians and for officers who hope to rise above collecting anecdotes to examine how insurgent and counterinsurgency forces fought each other and evolved.

But he and other officers noted a potential obstacle: Many people in the military have opposed sharing detailed medical data. The reasons, Dr. Lounsbury said, include concerns about patient privacy and a desire to present an airbrushed picture of war for public consumption.

One military official also said restricting access to the data could prevent potential enemies from studying it.

(The Office of the Surgeon General forbade Dr. Wirt to share with The New York Times his data on how American soldiers were wounded, even though the newspaper asked for the data in the format in which the data is released and updated monthly by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the entire Iraq and Afghan wars.)

The data can be politically charged. Records from the Arghandab offensive, for example, show that 530 Americans from Dr. Wirt’s former unit were wounded in a roughly one-year period, compared with 150 Afghan soldiers and police officers. The contrast belies the official insistence that Afghan forces led the campaign, or even participated equally in it.

Dr. Lounsbury suggested that whatever the political content or concerns, compiling data and circulating it broadly was important for the practice of wartime medicine, and for the American military and public to understand better a long period of war.

“I can’t think of a higher lesson learned than to put all of that data together and find out what weapons were used and who got killed and who lived and with what therapy and treatment,” he said. Dr. Wirt, he added, “should be applauded for what he has done.”


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President Obama : Silence Is Still Betrayal

Betrayal being the operative word

World News
By Dallas Darling
05/18/2012

When the White House refused to offer an explanation as to why U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan killed six innocent civilians, not to mention dozens of other air bombardment campaigns that have also caused the deaths of many other innocent people, it evoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s profound words regarding the U.S.-Vietnam War: "A Time comes when silence is betrayal."


The year was 1967 and Dr. King had started to publicly declare that in order to save the soul of America, in order to get on the right side of the world revolution, that the U.S. must undergo a radical revolution of values. While calling on the madness of war to cease, he challenged Americans to shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society, to be brothers and sisters to the suffering poor of Vietnam and the world.

"When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people," proclaimed Dr. King, "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." Like today, Dr. King understood that American wars were mainly aimed at either people of color, different economic and political systems, or poor and developing countries.


Linking the Jobs and Civil Rights Movement to his opposition regarding militarism and the U.S.-Vietnam War, Dr. King called upon Americans to combat the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. He believed the poor of both Vietnam and America were paying a "double price" of smashed hopes and death and corruption. According to Dr. King, "The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours."

He then warned: "This way of settling differences is not just. This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychological deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love."

Still, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."


Before winning the White House, I recall how former-Senator Obama started his political rallies with another quote from Dr. King by saying: "The fierce urgency of the now" is here, that there was such a thing as being too late, and that this was a defining moment. He also believed the U.S. should not send anymore troops to war that produced "double amputees" and "mental disorders," and as president he would end the "mindset" of war.

I can also recall an African Methodist Episcopal pastor standing next to me at one rally, one who had ministered to veterans in a burn unit from the Afghan and Iraqi wars. He likened then-Senator Obama to Dr. King, believing that just like Dr. King a President Obama "would bring sweeping and far reaching changes," specifically in ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and by improving the plight of the economically poor.

It is one thing to quote Dr. King. However, it is quite something else to live his words, to allow his conscience to leave no other choice than to oppose the apathy of conformist thought, to not be mesmerized by uncertainty, to resist prophesying smooth patriotism, and to challenge ordinary policies, especially in time of war. In other words, "A time comes when silence Is betrayal."

That day when asked about the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan by U.S. forces, the White House could only muster a response something like: "We work very, very hard not to cause collateral damage or civilian casualties." "If America's soul has become totally poisoned," said Dr. King, "part of the autopsy must read Vietnam." Would the other part of the autopsy read Afghanistan?

Even worse, has America's collective soul and spirit already experienced death through perpetual war, ones that have subverted other peoples cultures, destroyed their homes, and that have produced mass killings? And has the national conscience of America been immorally militarized and desensitized and dehumanized and distorted into one of aggression and violence and revenge?

Dallas Darling (darling@wn.com)

(Note: All quotes are from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech: "A Time to Break Silence." It was delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. He, along with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, had announced and was planning a Poor People's Campaign, a massive demonstration to occur in Washington, DC that would bring poor people of all races to confront government leaders and close the Pentagon. Exactly one year later, April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated right before completing the Poor People's Campaign.)

Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Reading on Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some Nations Above God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context of John's Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace. He is a correspondent for www.worldnews.com. You can read more of Dallas' writings at www.beverlydarling.com and wn.com//dallasdarling.



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Georgia Woman Learns Toll of flesh-Eating Bacteria

This is no "accident," and is not the victim's fault as doctors are attempting to portray:  It is a product of CDC/U.S. military experimentation with flesh-eating bacteria that either "escaped" or was purposely released; it is not the common staph bacteria that is being "reported" by MSM, and it is highly contagious

Associated Press
By Jeff Martin
05/18/2012

ATLANTA (AP) —

Faced with the prospect of losing both hands and her one remaining foot, a young Georgia woman battling to survive a case of flesh-eating bacteria that has already claimed one leg mouthed the words "Let's do this."


Contrary to "MSM reports" necrotizing fascisitis highly contagious
Aimee Copeland, 24, "shed no tears, she never batted an eyelash," her father, Andy Copeland, wrote on Facebook on Friday about the conversation he and his wife had with their daughter the day before.

"I was crying because I am a proud father of an incredibly courageous young lady," Copeland wrote.

It was not immediately clear Friday whether the surgeries had already been performed. A hospital spokeswoman referred questions to the father's online post.

The story of Copeland's battle to survive has inspired an outpouring of support from around the world. The University of West Georgia student developed a rare condition called necrotizing fasciitis after suffering a deep cut in her leg in a May 1 fall from a homemade zip line over the Little Tallapoosa River.


Common fact:  MOST staph is necrotizing

She has been hospitalized in critical condition at an Augusta hospital, battling kidney failure and other organ damage. She had been on a breathing tube until recently, when doctors performed a tracheotomy, her father said.

Until Thursday, Aimee Copeland did not know the full extent of her condition, only that her hands were badly infected.


There is nothing "normal" about this antibiotic-resistent infection
Andy Copeland said he told his daughter about what had happened since the accident, how her one leg had been amputated. Doctors had once characterized her survival as "slim to none."

"We told her of the outpouring of love from across the world," her father said. "We told her that the world loved and admired her. We explained that she had become a symbol of hope, love and faith. Aimee's eyes widened and her jaw dropped. She was amazed."

In Copeland's case, the necrotizing fasciitis was caused by bacteria known as Aeromonas hydrophila, which is found in warm rivers and streams. Many people exposed to the bacteria don't get sick. Only a handful of necrotizing fasciitis infections caused by the bacteria have been reported in medical journals in recent decades.

Under the condition, the bacteria emit toxins that destroy muscle, fat and skin tissue.


Bought-and-sold "doctors" attempting to cover-up origins of disease
Andy Copeland said he learned Thursday that doctors wanted to amputate his daughter's hands and remaining foot. Doctors were concerned she could develop respiratory problems and if her hands released an infection in her body there was a risk she could become septic again, her father said.

"We had a window of opportunity to perform the amputations and have a successful outcome," he said. "As they usually do, the doctors were presenting us with a medical no-brainer. We had to do what is necessary to save Aimee's life."

At that point, the family decided to share the situation with their daughter.

Copeland said he showed his daughter her hands, told her they were not healthy and were hampering her progress.

"Aimee, I do not want anything to happen to you," Copeland said he told his daughter. "Your mind is beautiful, your heart is good and your spirit is strong. These hands can prevent your recovery from moving forward. The doctors want to amputate them and your foot today to assure your best possible chance of survival."

Aimee Copeland nodded her understanding.

Her father explained that she would eventually be fitted with prosthetics to help her get around and she nodded again.

Then she smiled, raised her hands up and looked at the damage. She then turned to her family, gathered by her bedside and mouthed the words: "Let's do this."

Her father said he left the room with tears in his eyes.

"I wasn't crying because Aimee was going to lose her hands and foot, I was crying because, in all my 53 years of existence, I have never seen such a strong display of courage," Copeland said.


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Another Indonesian Maid Falls to Her Death (Murdered) in Serangoon

Employers who abuse/rape Indonesian maids still using "fell out the window" murders to cover-up evidence

Agencies
By Chua Yini
05/18/2012

An Indonesian maid in her thirties was found dead at the foot of a flat in Serangoon on Thursday morning.


A total of NINE Indonesian maids now murdered
It is the ninth case reported this year of a maid falling from a high-rise flats possibly while cleaning window exteriors or hanging out laundry.

The police said they received a call at about 5am requesting for assistance at Blk 520 Serangoon North Avenue 4. Upon their arrival, the maid was seen at the foot of the block. She was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital but succumbed to injuries later.

The police have classified the case an unnatural death and are investigating.

Founder and President of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) Bridget Tan called for a total ban on foreign domestic workers cleaning window exteriors.

“It’s very tragic that this should be the ninth fall this year… domestic workers should not be subject to life endangering tasks like window exterior cleaning and the hanging of laundry on bamboo poles from high rise residences,” she said.


Indonesian maids treated like slaves in Singapore, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, where 25 maids are on death row - Saudis killing maids to cover-up evidence of rape, abuse and now Singapore "employers" using same tactic

According to Tan, more than 60 maids have fallen while cleaning windows over the last five years.  Some have died, while others were maimed for life and sent back to their home countries.

In a recent Yahoo! Singapore poll, 76 per cent of nearly 6,000 respondents support the move to ban domestic workers from cleaning window exteriors.

While the Ministry of Manpower has not banned the act, it has implemented a compulsory programme for first-time maids to orientate them about living and working safety in Singapore.



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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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