Global Country Spotlight: Central America- El Salvador

History

U.S. Intervention

US Involvement in El Salvador’s Civil War – YouTube

Witness to War: An American Doctor in El Salvador Hardcover – June 1, 1984
by Charles Clements (Author)
amazon.com
“..An American doctor describes his experiences helping the sick and wounded in a rebel-held area of El Salvador and shares his impressions of the bitter civil war there..

Melissa S.
5.0 out of 5 starsInformative and Heartbreaking Book
February 7, 2017
Format: Mass Market Paperback
“Witness to War: An American Doctor in El Salvador” by Dr. Charles Clements is part memoir, part ethnography, part history text, part war memorial. This book is a triumph, one I recommend EVERYONE read.

“Witness to War” is a difficult book to absorb. The challenging content includes the subject matter of the civil war in El Salvador in the early 1980s (complete with many anecdotes of atrocities), the author’s adherence to Quaker principles of pacifism in the face of government brutality, and the involvement of the United States government in funding the death squads of El Salvador — as well as the United States funding of the relentless state-sanctioned massacres of civilians by the army of El Salvador — make this one of the most painful books I’ve ever set out to finish. In addition to the difficult content, “Witness to War” wasn’t penned to be a literary work. The prose is straightforward, and the story doesn’t use suspense as a plot device. Facts are told in a straightforward manner, details are delivered bluntly, and the result is a raw honesty on the page that is astonishing as well as heartbreaking.

I really love this book. I felt like I took an entire class on the history of El Salvador by reading “Witness to War.” The author took so many risks, and sacrificed so much of his personal life, in order to live among the guerrillas of El Salvador for an entire year, caring for the medical needs of civilians (and sometimes, the soldiers — both the guerrillas and the army POWs captured by the guerrillas) who were injured and killed during this conflict.

“Witness to War” is an amazing achievement. I’m so glad that Dr. Charles Clements journeyed to El Salvador on a personal humanitarian mission, wrote this book, and shared this story with the world. It’s a brutally important book to read, full of truths about imperialism, injustice, and resistance, as well as the specific civil war in El Salvador.

“Witness to War” had so much to teach me. I express my profound gratitude for the opportunity to read this great book. Thank you, Dr. Clements, for this truly significant memoir. “Witness to War” is a heartbreaking treasure, a beautiful testament to the goodness and perseverance of the people of El Salvador. I deeply appreciate getting to know this country and its people much better….”

Witness to War: Doctor Charlie Clements Interview

The Film Archives
Published on Jun 30, 2012

Charlie Clements currently serves as the Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Clements served as President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and before that he was the President of Physicians for Human Rights.

Dr. Clements wrote Witness to War, which was published in 1983. This book chronicles experience as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy who had flown more than 50 missions in the Vietnam War. He decided the war was immoral and refused to fly missions in support of the invasion of Cambodia. Later, as a newly trained physician, he chose to work in the midst of El Salvador’s civil war, where the villages he served were bombed, rocketed, or strafed by some of the same aircraft in which he had previously trained.”
*no “evidence” of arms smuggling from Soviet Union through Nicaragua!

A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
Those seeking asylum today inherited a series of crises that drove them to the border
Mark Tseng-Putterman medium.com
“..The following timeline compiles numerous sources to lay out an incomplete history of U.S. military and economic intervention in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala over the past century…”

The Violence Central American Migrants Are Fleeing Was Stoked by the US .vice.com
“..As courts, law enforcement, and the Trump administration continue to sort out what to do with the steady stream of migrants either crossing the southern border illegally or seeking asylum, the roots of the current misery are often forgotten. The desperate border-crossers often come from Central America’s “Northern Triangle”—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—and are fleeing high homicide rates and violence in those countries. But this instability did not arise in a vacuum. Many historians and policy experts are quick to point out that much of the troubles in Central America were created or at least helped by the US’s interference in those countries going back decades. In other words, the foreign policy of the past has profoundly shaped the present immigration crisis…”

United States calls situation in El Salvador a communist plot – HISTORY history.com
“..In both nations, Reagan officials were convinced that the Soviet Union was the catalyst for the troubles. To address the situation in Nicaragua, the Reagan administration began to covertly assist the so-called Contras-rebel forces that opposed the Sandinista regime and were based primarily in Honduras and Costa Rica. For El Salvador, the February 19 report was the first volley. The State Department memorandum indicated that the “political direction, organization and arming of the Salvadoran insurgency is coordinated and heavily influenced by Cuba with the active support of the Soviet Union, East Germany, Vietnam and other communist states.” It thereupon provided a “chronology” of the communist involvement in El Salvador…”

El Salvador’s brutal civil war: What we still don’t know by Mike Allison 1 Mar 2012 aljazeera.com
Twenty years after peace accords were signed, many aspects of El Salvador’s long civil war remain murky.

“…The FMLN was supported by the Nicaraguan, Cuban, and Soviet governments. Most people who have studied the conflict in El Salvador would argue that the Soviets did not provide much direct support to the guerrillas. I agree – but Nicaragua and Cuba would not have been able to provide support to the guerrillas had the Soviets not been supporting them. It’s also true that the FMLN did not get as much military and financial support from these two governments as the Salvadoran government received from the United States.

Most postwar discourse has been driven by elites who participated in the conflict either on the part of the guerrillas or the government. It’s not that these individuals’ perspectives are wrong; it is just healthier if they are challenged or supplemented by outside views. Those could come from more objective academics or from non-elite testimonies such as those provided by Lotti Silber in Everyday Revolutionaries: Gender, Violence and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador and by Carlos Enrique Consalvi and Jeffrey Gould in La Palabra en El Bosque. These two works let the people of Chalatenango and Morazán, the two departments most affected by the war, tell their own stories.
..”

Cold War – Nicaragua, El Salvador, Archbishop Romero – YouTube

El Salvador and the School of the Americas Part 1 – YouTube

Dirty Hands BENJAMIN SCHWARZ DECEMBER 1998 ISSUE theatlantic.com
“..In El Salvador the United States sought to transform the country while allied with the devil it had to subdue. Whether the geopolitical stakes demanded that involvement and whether letting events take their own course would have resulted in even more atrocities can be debated. What is indisputable is that for a decade American policymakers in Washington and American civilian and military personnel in El Salvador consorted with murderers and sadists.

As LeoGrande’s account — if not always his assessment — makes clear, this pact with the devil was made not by the Administration of the aggressively anti-Communist Republican Ronald Reagan but by that of the moderate Democrat Jimmy Carter — ironically, a President deeply committed to emphasizing human rights in his foreign policy. Simply put, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and with Cuban and Soviet influence apparently growing throughout the Third World generally and in Nicaragua specifically, the Carter Administration believed that global containment required the United States to forestall a revolution in El Salvador led by the Farabundo Martí Front for National Liberation (FMLN), a loose alliance of Marxist guerrilla groups tied to Cuba and the Sandinistas of Nicaragua.

..

El Salvador was ripe for revolution. Its society, in which a small landed elite dominated an exploited peasant labor force, was grossly inequitable even by Latin American standards. That elite ruled the country in partnership with its guardian, the military, which had a long tradition of bloody repression of dissenters and revolutionaries, whom it tended to view as one and the same. Although the Carter Administration was troubled by the abysmal human-rights record of El Salvador’s rightist regime, it feared “another Nicaragua.” So when in late 1980 a rebel victory appeared imminent unless the United States provided military and other forms of aid to the Salvadoran regime, Carter chose to assist the Salvadoran government, and thus hesitantly embarked on the policy that the Reagan Administration would later pursue with alacrity…

In the year leading up to Carter’s decision the Salvadoran armed forces and the right-wing death squads linked to them had killed more than 8,000 noncombatant civilians — among them four U.S. churchwomen….

With lavish brutality the military failed to distinguish between dissenters and revolutionaries; many of its victims were unconnected to the FMLN, but enough were connected that the guerrillas’ political infrastructure was destroyed. The guerrillas simply did not have enough allies left alive in San Salvador to organize a general strike…”

El Salvador War Documentaries – YouTube

US role in Salvador’s brutal war By Tom Gibb Sunday, 24 March, 2002, 18:28 GMT news.bbc.co.uk
“..BBC correspondent in El Salvador during the civil war in the 1980s

There is a tremendous irony that President George W Bush has chosen to visit El Salvador on the anniversary of the murder of the country’s Archbishop, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, 22 years ago.

A campaigner against the Salvadorean army’s death squad war, Monsignor Romero was shot through the heart while saying Mass, shortly after appealing to the US not to send military aid to El Salvador.

US officials are saying that President Bush’s visit is in part to celebrate a US success story in which his father was personally involved

The appeal fell on deaf ears and for the next 12 years, the US became involved in its largest counter-insurgency war against left-wing guerrillas since Vietnam…”

How U.S. Involvement In Central America Led To a Border Crisis| AJ+

AJ+
Published on Jul 8, 2018
Thousands of Central American refugees and migrants have been coming to the Mexico-U.S. border for almost 40 years – and in spring of 2018, the Trump administration enacted a “zero-tolerance” policy that led to the arrest of any and all refugees and migrants attempting to cross the border into the United States. The most controversial aspect of the policy’s enforcement was the forced separation of parents from their children. While much of the conversation has focused on Central Americans escaping violence, there hasn’t been much on why there’s so much violence in the region to begin with. The story? Almost 200 years of U.S. intervention.

EDIT: We messed up on certain map animations, excluding the nation of Belize – it was unintentional. Thanks to everyone who highlighted this to us.

Learn more here:

ProPublica. “Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoncX…

Mic. “How the U.S Screwed Up Latin America, in 7 Classic Historical Cartoons.” https://mic.com/articles/92581/how-th…

Migration Policy Institute. “Central American Immigrants in the United States.” https://www.migrationpolicy.org/artic…

*see Neutral Perspective: Does the U.S. “Need Stricter” Border Control or NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Economics

El Salvador’s Top 10 Exports August 1, 2018 by Daniel Workman .worldstopexports.com
“..El Salvador’s unemployment rate was projected to be 7.1% as of June 2018 according to Trading Economics.
El Salvador’s Top 10 Exports

The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Salvadoran global shipments during 2017 at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) code level. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from El Salvador.

Drilling down to the more detailed 4-digit HTS codes, El Salvador’s most valuable exported goods are T-shirts, jerseys, overcoats, pantyhose, underwear and socks.

Knit or crochet clothing, accessories: US$1.9 billion (33% of total exports)
Plastics, plastic articles: $368.9 million (6.4%)
Electrical machinery, equipment: $309.3 million (5.4%)
Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $283.9 million (4.9%)
Sugar, sugar confectionery: $283.7 million (4.9%)
Paper, paper items: $276 million (4.8%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $182.6 million (3.2%)
Knit or crochet fabric: $160.7 million (2.8%)
Pharmaceuticals: $139.7 million (2.4%)
Iron, steel: $136.7 million (2.4%)
..”

*see Now You Know: How did “we” get to this point of deportation of “illegal” -“legal” “immigrant”-“migrant” and their children (DACA) -being “separated” ? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

United States Immigrants

George to the Rescue – Padilla Family

George To The Rescue
Published on Sep 29, 2018
George spearheads exterior and basement transformations for first-time homeowners embodying the American Dream.

Notables

Cnel. José Arturo Castellanos geni.com
“..José Arturo Castellanos Contreras (San Vicente, El Salvador, December 23, 1893 — San Salvador, June 18, 1977) was a Salvadoran army colonel and diplomat who, while working as El Salvador’s Consul General for Geneva during World War II, and in conjunction with a Jewish-Hungarian businessman named György Mandl, helped save up to 40,000 Jews and Central Europeans from Nazi persecution by providing them with false papers of Salvadoran nationality…”

José Arturo Castellanos: The Rescue (2017 Documentary) – A Live Film-Concerto – Danzón no. 2

Castellanos Movie
Published on Sep 3, 2017
The story of Col. José Arturo Castellanos – the Salvadoran diplomat who defied the nazis and saved thousands of Jewish lives during the holocaust – as told by his Canadian grandchildren Alvaro and Boris Castellanos in the performative documentary: The Rescue – A Live Film-Concerto. Live performance filmed on June 14, 2017 in Toronto. http://www.castellanosmovie.com/

Travel

El Salvador Travel Video Guide – YouTube

The real beauty of El Salvador-El Salvador Travel – YouTube

El Salvador Impressive! – El Salvador Travel Video – YouTube

more…http://latino.goodnewseverybody.com/salvadoreno.html

Good News Spanish
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Global Country Spotlight: Asia~Iran (Persia)

Iran warns Israel, U.S. of ‘devastating revenge’ Reuters Videos 11 hours ago (9.24.18) yahoo.com
“.. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warns the U.S. and Israeli leaders to expect a “devastating” response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz. Ryan Brooks reports. ..”

Western Leaders Set Stage for the Fall of Iran

Israeli News Live
Streamed live on Sep 22, 2018
Iran comes under Terrorist attack, according to Iranian officials this is a plan by Western leaders including Israel according to their narrative.

.rt.com/news/439139-iran-summons-envoys-uk-denmark-netherlands/

almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-govt-accuses-us-coalition-of-evacuating-isis-from-deir-ez-zor/

rt.com/usa/439094-pompeo-venezuela-actions-pressure/

Expert: Iran Regime About to Collapse

U.S. Relations

-Iranian Americans

Why Are There So Many Iranians In Los Angeles? [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 1] | AJ+

Iranian In L.A.: More Than Just A Stereotype [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 2] | AJ+

Between Iranian And American [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 3] | AJ+

Billy Graham – Is the handwriting on the wall, America?

Thousands in Iran Find Jesus Through Internet Evangelism billygraham.org.uk
“..“This is an Islamic country!”

Over the past few days, news and social media have been flooded with reports of unrest in Iran. The images we see involve thousands taking to the streets in protest at their government, whilst thousands more march in support.

Billy Graham wrote a short excerpt about Iran in his book, Just as I am.

On our return to the United States, we had a stopover in Tehran, the capital of Iran, where I visited the shah. As I stepped out of the car at the hotel afterward, I was surrounded by an angry group of students. Why, they wondered, had I, a well-known Christian, gone to see the shah? I did not know much about religion in Iran; I did know, though, that in addition to Islam there were still some Nestorians in the country, survivors of an ancient form of Christianity dating back many centuries. ..”

Churches

Pastor Hormoz Shariat, Ph.D.- “The Billy Graham of Iran” – YouTube

Travel

WALKING STREETS OF IRAN 🇮🇷 (Met Local Girl)

War Escalating?,/b>


Iran Attacks Oil Tankers…Truth or Fiction?

Comment
“..Sounds like another Gulf of Tonkin lie to me…”

Weather

🇮🇷 Iran’s Water Crisis | People & Power

What the Media Won’t Tell You About Iran

Rick Steves’ Iran
https://youtu.be/CYoa9hI3CXg

Good News Asia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/657315670977193/

Spotlight Sitcom: “Little House on the Prairie”

  • Little House on the Prairie TV-PG | 1h | Drama, Family, Romance | TV Series (1974–1983) imdb.com

    Sal: I remember sharing in kindergarten class during “Share & Tell” that this was my favorite show to watch back in the days. I can’t remember when I stopped watching this show, but I do remember watching many shows on t.v.

    Little House on the Pairie Theme Song

    Episodes

    List of Little House on the Prairie episodes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..The following is a list of episodes for the television show Little House on the Prairie, an American Western drama about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota from the 1870s to the 1890s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of Little House books.

    The regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982.

    The majority of the episodes run approximately 50 minutes (not counting commercials, they have since been edited for syndication to accommodate more commercial time). Expanded episodes (90 minutes to 2 hours) have been indicated as such; many of these may not currently be shown in determined areas due to their length. ..”

    Pilot

    Little House on the Prairie – Episode Guide – Season 1 littlehouseontheprairie.com
    ‘…For the first time since their original TV broadcast, all 24 season 1 episodes are now presented complete and uncut, and newly restored and remastered for optimal picture and sound quality! In this ultimate season 1 episode guide, you’ll relive all of the heartwarming adventures and learn some new facts along the way. Some of our favorite facts and tidbits came from Alison Arngrim’s autobiography and Melissa Gilbert’s memoir.

    Below is a complete index with links to the Pilot Movie and Season One episodes:..”

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part2) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part4) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot Deleted Scene

    Season 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 A Harvest of Friends Preview Little House on the …

    Season 1 Episode 2 – Country Girls Preview – Little House … – YouTube

    Little house on the prairie season 1 – YouTube

    Season 1 Episode 8 Ma’s Holiday Preview Little House on the Prairie

    Little House on the Prairie Season 1 Episode 14 The Lord is my Shepherd part 2

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 1

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 2

    Little House On The Prairie — Season One Deluxe … – YouTube

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt3

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt4

    *see How can we hear from God “clearer”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt5

    Behind the Scenes

    Little House On The Prairie – Behind The Scenes !

    filming Little House

    Little House on the Prairie – Outtakes

    (documentary) Little House on the Prairie: The American Dream by Elliot Robinson

    Interviews

    interview andrew garvey patrick labyorteaux VOSTFR

    interview matthew labyorteaux albert ingalls VOSTFR

    interview reverand alden dabbs greer VOSTFR

    Merlin Olsen Little House Interview

    Merlin Olsen (1940–2010) imdb.com
    “Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio » ..”

    Merlin Olsen – Player BIO | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site profootballhof.com
    “..As a rookie Olsen was voted into the Pro Bowl. And in the winters that followed they never played a Pro Bowl without him for 14 consecutive years. Ten times he was selected a first- or second-team All-Pro. Merlin came to the Rams as one of their two first round draft choices in 1962…”

    Katherine MacGregor Little House interview Pt. 1

    interview nels oleson richard bull VOSTFR

    interview nellie oleson alison arngrim VOSTFR

    Alison Arngrim Reveals ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Secrets | Megyn Kelly TODAY

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1 imdb.com

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 2

    interview almanzo wilder dean bulter VOSTFR

    interview caroline ingalls karen grassle 1ere part VOSTFR

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR 3emes part

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR derniere part

    Michael Landon
    Biography
    imdb.com
    “.. Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey…”
    Michael Landon
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.[2][3] His parents were Peggy (née O’Neill; a dancer and comedian) and Eli Maurice Orowitz. His father was Jewish.[4] Eugene was the Orowitz family’s second child; their daughter, Evelyn, was born three years earlier, in 1933. In 1941, when Landon was four years old, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey. He attended and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom. His family recalls that Landon “went through a lot of hassle studying for the big event, which included bicycling to a nearby town every day to learn how to read Hebrew and do the praying.”[5] He attended Collingswood High School.[2] ..”

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Jul 24 1981

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Mar 10 1989

    What Happened to Michael Landon?

    Michael Landon Tribute 1991 Part 1

    Remembering the Last Farewell, part 1

    The Little House on the Prairie reunion 2005 (Tombstone) 1

    Little House on the Prairie Today Show Reunion April 30 2014

    Little House Stars and Guest Stars

    Little House on the Prairie
    Published on Mar 11, 2015
    “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed “Little House” books to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Step further into Laura’s world with 35 minutes of bonus features and travel behind the scenes with director Dean Butler to experience the making of “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder”. Available on DVD on Amazon.com.

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder Tribute ( Little House on the Prairie TV Show Theme Song)

    Walnut Grove Then & Now

    Real Ingalls Family

    The Real “Little House on the Prairie” Family – YouTube

    About The Ingalls Family by Sarah S. Uthoff 111 Comments littlehouseontheprairie.com
    “..Charles Phillip Ingalls or “Pa” (1836-1902)

    Charles had a wandering foot in all his various incarnations. In real life his family had long been farmers, moving several times while he was growing up in search of a better chance. Charles followed this same pattern with his own family after marrying Caroline Quiner, always in search of better financial opportunities, specifically a successful wheat farm. After many moves and attempts, with his family’s help Charles proved up his homestead, but due to health issues he retired from farming almost immediately afterward. Together Charles and Caroline built up one final home in De Smet, South Dakota. It’s known in Laura circles as the Third Street House and is where Charles and Caroline spent the rest of their respective lives…”

    “..Laura was both a pioneer and an author. She helped her family create a homestead, worked as a seamstress and taught school before marrying Almanzo James Wilder. They set out to build their own farm. They had several failed attempts before finally making a last fresh start in Mansfield, Missouri. They were able to improve their farm slowly until they had a modestly successful farm of over 200 acres. Laura’s work sharing information to improve farm life led to a semi-regular career writing mostly magazine articles for the Missouri Ruralist. Her own ambitions and her daughter Rose’s prodding led her to write and publish a fictionalized account of her childhood in the Little House books. The process of creating the series and later answering her fan mail would be her big project for the rest of her life…”

    The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder – Behind The Scenes

    Laura Ingalls Wilder LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Bio | Almanzo Wilder | Rose Wilder Lane

    Lake City

    Walnut Grove

    Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum walnutgrove.org

    ” Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls Family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum’s collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series:..”


    Laura Ingalls Wilder – Walnut Grove, MN – YouTube

    Walnut Grove, MN: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum part 1, Video 8

    Book

    The gritty true story behind ‘Little House on the Prairie’ businessinsider.com
    “.. Since then, this first-hand account of life in the US in the 19th century has become a surprise publishing hit in the US. ..”

    -Pepin Wisconsin

    Little House on the Prairie Audiobook – YouTube

    Good News USA
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  • Deep Thought: How to show “love” throughout the year?

    What did you do for Valentines Day? Do you “celebrate” it? Why? What “holidays” do you observe throughout the years and do you ever re”searched” the “origins” (history)? Have you stopped afterwards?

    Origins?


    Where Did Valentine’s Day Come From? Is It Wrong for a Christian to Celebrate It?
    Posted on Jan 25, 2011 by United Church of God ucg.org
    ‘..The World Book Encyclopedia tells us regarding Valentine’s Day: ” “The customs connected with the day . . . probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature”” (1973, vol. 20, p. 204)…

    Friendship and sending cards are wonderful things, and God is not opposed to romance at the right time in the right way. But does the pagan religious history of Valentine’s Day taint the modern practices? What does God have to say about observing pagan traditions, renamed or not?

    “When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess … do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods … Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:29-32)..”

    Valentine’s day exposed: the truth about its pagan/satanic origins!

    Pagan Roots of Valentine’s Day

    The Shocking History of Valentine’s Day
    https://youtu.be/HwvTxX8biME
    “..February 14th has been observed as a day to express love for untold centuries. But where did this holiday come from? Why do people send valentine’s cards to those whom they desire? Where did the symbol of the heart come from, and why is it used to represent love and sexual desire? How did a character named cupid become associated with personal intimate feelings? Produced by the Eternal Church of God (WTC 2016)…”

    -Heart?

    SymbolX – The Origin of the Heart Symbol

    Valentines Day: History of the Heart Symbol | Time time.com
    St. Valentine’s Day (2): Occult Heart Symbols – Olivet Journal olivetjournal.com

    “..Bottom Left: This is a typical Cross and Crown masonic symbol. Cross is a symbol of phallus, and the crown, the female counterpart. A typical kabbalistic male-female union. If you pay attention, you see these symbol as a logo of many churches, and as you can find on the Pinterest board, the logo of Jehovah’s Witness contains this symbol as well (see upper left side of the poster)…”
    Origins of Valentine’s Day yahweh.house
    “..When you see people doing the heart shape symbol with their hands, or using it in text message or photos, they unknowingly are doing a woman’s VAGINA shape, not realising they are promoting a VAGINA and sexual immorality!..”
    Vagina Power and the History of Christian Symbols November 30, 2016 by Alexis Record patheos.com
    “I saw the symbol for vagina on the back of a car the other day. I also saw one on a business card, a necklace, a church bulletin, and even a Bible. Vaginas are everywhere! People in America must really love female sexuality…”

    NEUTRAL

    What is the origin of Valentine’s Day, and should Christians celebrate it? gotquestions.org
    “..Valentine died in approximately A.D. 270. Others claim the church may have decided to celebrate in mid February to “Christianize” the pagan Roman celebration Lupercalia. The first Valentine sent in the United States was in the 1840’s by Esther Howgald. Most of us enjoy “spoiling” a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Sending gifts and cards conveys love, affection, and friendship.

    There is no biblical reason why Christians should not celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving their loved ones flowers, candy and/or cards. As with celebrating any holiday, the decision should be between the individual and God. Some people feel very strongly that observing any secular holiday is wrong, while others see it as harmless. The important thing to remember is that celebrating or not celebrating holidays should not be a cause for pride or division among Christians.
    ..”

    NOT Celebrate!

    10 Simple but Powerful Reasons Christians Should not Celebrate Valentine’s Day joshuainfantado / January 27, 2016 becomingchristians.com
    “..It is estimated that Americans spend about $20 billion on this single holiday alone, making it the second most expensive holiday next to Christmas.

    However, the majority is not always right.

    One must ask whether Christians should celebrate this day. Most importantly, what does God think about Valentine’s Day?

    Before I proceed, let me tell you this SHOCKING TRUTH: Valentine’s Day should NOT be celebrated by Christians.

    In this post, let me share the reasons why this is so. Let me make it as simple as possible for everyone to understand. Here are the 10 reasons Christians should not celebrate Valentine’s Day…

    Reason no. 4: You can Celebrate Love without Valentine’s Day

    Why do so many Christians limit their love on a specific day, in this case, Valentine’s Day? Wouldn’t it be great to demonstrate your love every single day?

    Married couples or those who are in a relationship can show their love and concern every day and not wait for Valentine’s Day to arrive.

    After all, even if you celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day, it really feels awkward since this day celebrates lust and not true love…..”

    Sal: If your single and feel lonely, you have to remember your NEVER alone. God is with us (Emmanuel). Your never alone when you accepted Jesus into your heart!

    Newsboys – That’s How You Change The World

    30 Ways to Show Someone You Care by the Cru staff team at Bowling Green University 12 August 2016 cru.org
    “…Cru’s ministry at Bowling Green University in Ohio has been intentionally trying to show care and concern for everyone they interact with.

    The purpose is for encouraging and blessing others by serving them, and it’s a way to build relationships with Christians and non-Christians.

    What does this look like in your life? How can you show concern for those around you?..”

    Being lost in hollywood to knowing Jesus and serving Him

    Love LA 24/7, lovela247.com
    Love Twin Cities (Minnesota), lovetwincities247.com

    Prayers for Freedom , testimony of Jon and his current outreaches to share God’s love…

    “..As a result of prayer, I myself was freed from my sins and hell-fire back in 1974 when I put my faith in Jesus, repented (surrendered to God), and asked Him to forgive my sins and make me the kind of person He wanted me to be. Years later, I received freedom and healing from my anger/bitterness problem through the prayers of many, and the prayers led by a very helpful and precious Biblical counselor. Not yet all I want to be, I still need freedom in some areas of my life and hope you will pray for me. Thanks in advance. May God bless you on your journey and in your use of this website!..”

    How to Glorify God | 5 Ways to Glorify the Lord

    -Giving

    Woman Moved to Tears After Delivering Pizza to Chicago Church 3.8.18 WGN – Chicago yahoo.com
    “…A Domino’s delivery driver in Chicago was surprised when she arrived at New Life Covenant Church with an order in February and the pastor brought her on stage. ..”

    What are some “creative” ways to show love throughout the year?

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    Neutral Perspective: “Racism” or “Not”?

    Immigration

    California teacher held at border checkpoint: “It made me feel sick to get asked” Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 3:13 PM EDT cbsnews.com
    “.. A California teacher posted a video of border patrol agents detaining her after she refused to say if she was a U.S. citizen at a checkpoint in New Mexico, about 35 miles from the border.

    The video has many wondering if she was within her rights or had an obligation to comply.

    When San Diego resident Shane Parmely was stopped at a New Mexico border patrol station she refused to answer the agent’s questions. She was heading home from vacation with her three children and asked one of them to start recording the exchange.

    The videos have generated thousands of views on Facebook and sparked a heated debate on immigration rights.

    The middle school teacher says she did it after hearing her Latino friends talk about their experiences at checkpoints.

    “It made me feel sick to get asked, knowing what my friends have been through. It just made me feel physically ill,” Parmely said. ..”

    Law Enforcement

    When a police shooting victim is a white woman-
    The sympathetic reaction to Justine Damond’s death shows the relentless power of race in America.

    Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com Jul 24, 2017, 1:10pm EDT vox.com
    “…It’s not just Breitbart. Conservative media, based on some sleuthing on Google, has been generally quiet about Damond’s death — which is notable on its own, given that these outlets often counter what they see as liberal news narratives with their own narratives, particularly when it comes to police shootings. As one example, a Google search turns up four stories on the Blaze, the network founded by conservative pundit Glenn Beck, about Damond, but there are pages and pages of results from the Blaze for each of the killings of black men like Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Philando Castile.

    When conservative outlets have written about Damond’s death, they by and large have framed her as a victim. Here is, for example, Fox News: “Australian woman shot dead by Minneapolis police after calling to report possible crime.” And here is the Blaze: “Questions swirl after Australian woman is fatally shot by Minneapolis police; bodycams were off.”

    Damond’s lawyer played into this as well, calling Damond “the most innocent victim” of a police shooting that he has ever seen. He quickly added, “I’m not saying Philando wasn’t innocent, too, or that Frank Baker wasn’t innocent. But here is someone who called the police and was trying to stop someone from being hurt … and ends up being shot in her pajamas.”

    Ranking victims of police shootings is odd enough, but there are plenty of totally innocent victims of police killings besides Damond. Consider that, in Detroit, police in 2010 killed a sleeping 7-year-old when they stormed her home while looking for her uncle — though this girl, unlike Damond, was poor and black…”

    Justine Damond Case Sparks Debate Over #BLM’s Support of an Unarmed White Woman While Blue Lives Matter Abandon a Black Cop-
    Some have called for the execution and deportation of the Somali-American officer.
    bet.com
    “..Tom Plunkett, Noor’s attorney, said the officer feels very bad for the family of Justine Damond. Plunkett also elaborated that Noor felt that being a police officer was a calling since he came to America.

    “He joined the police force to serve the community and to protect the people he serves,” the statement read.

    Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in March of 2015 and was later celebrated as the first Somali officer for the 5th Precinct.

    After the officer was identified, people on social media noticed the difference in reaction to the case. ..”

    Cop quits on eve of hearing for inaction in Puerto Rico shirt harassment ByMitchell Armentrout
    @mitchtrout | email chicago.suntimes.com
    “..The 10-year veteran officer resigned late Wednesday, according to Cook County Forest Preserve District officials, rather than fight to keep his badge over the encounter that has recorded and viewed millions of times, drawing international scorn for Connor’s inaction while an aggressive, finger-pointing loudmouth berated a woman wearing a shirt bearing the Puerto Rican flag…”

    Minority on Minority

    Woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’ by Deanna Paul July 9 at 11:55 PM washingtonpost.com
    “..

    Traffic had slowed Borjas’ car at a corner in Willowbrook, California, around 7 p.m. on July 4. Rodriguez accidentally bumped into a young girl while walking on the sidewalk, Borjas told The Washington Post. Borjas, a 35-year-old Los Angeles resident, watched the child’s mother — a black woman — push the elderly man to the ground and repeatedly bash him in the face with a concrete brick while yelling, “Go back to your country.”
    ..”

    Laquisha Jones Is Arrested For Attacking 92 Year Old Grandfather With Brick (Rodolfo Rodriguez)

    Laquisha Jones: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know Updated Jul 11, 2018 at 6:31pm heavy.com
    “..Laquisha Jones, a 30-year-old African American woman who lives in Los Angeles, was assisted by three or four other men who are still at large, police say. Here’s what you need to know:..

    “She was yelling at him, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to Mexico,’” the witness said, via The Los Angeles Times. “It was racist.”

    Rodriguez is from Mexico, but visits his family in Los Angeles often. The witness explained that while she was on the phone with 911, the men returned to continue beating Rodriguez…

    One week after Mendoza launched the GoFundMe site for his grandfather, over 9,000 people have donated to contribute to the current $250,000 sum…

    The witness did not photograph the other suspects who are alleged to have taken part in the attack, but identified them as African American males…

    Many Twitter users are citing the Trump administration as a catalyst for this violent act, as seen above. Still others are claiming racism on the part of the media outlets who didn’t outwardly identify Jones as African American in their titles….

    King has not replied to users about why he’s not commenting, though many are suggesting it’s because the perpetrator of the act is an African American woman. Some users are even alleging that King tweeted out news of the attack, then deleted the tweet upon finding out Jones’s race…”

    Willowbrook, CA | Data USA datausa.io

    “..The population of Willowbrook, CA is 74.4% Hispanic, 22.6% Black, and 0.96% White. 67.8% of the people in Willowbrook, CA speak a non-English language, and 76.7% are U.S. citizens…”

    Searching for Civic Unity for L.A. Black and Latino Communities By Johnny Magdaleno | November 4, 2016 nextcity.org
    “..But decades later, as the manufacturing jobs that gave these communities an anchor started trickling out of the city, the black middle class left with them, and more than 150,000 black residents moved out of the South L.A. area between 1980 and 2000. Meanwhile, Latinos, whose populations started shifting north for economic opportunities in the U.S. and away from the civil unrest in South America, continue to trickle into the region by the tens of thousands every decade, adding around 280,000 to the Latino population between the same time frame…”

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    Deep Thought: Why is sexual abuse common?

    Survivors of Sexual Trauma Reveal an Important Truth – YouTube

    Various Places

    -Church

    =>Catholic

    Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in … – YouTube

    Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex abuse allegations
    “..McCarrick has said he had “absolutely no recollection” of the alleged abuse of the teenager 50 years ago but has not commented on the allegations of abuse of adult men and another minor that were brought forward later.

    “Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together with the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him, for a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial,” a statement said.

    The scandal surrounding him has stunned the American Church because he was a widely respected leader for decades and was a confidant of popes and presidents.

    Last month, American Church officials said allegations he sexually abused a teenager almost 50 years ago were credible.

    Since then, several men have come forward to allege that McCarrick had forced them to sleep with him at a beach house in New Jersey when they were adult seminarians studying for the priesthood…”

    What’s the State of the Church’s Child Abuse Crisis? February 25, 2014 /
    by Sarah Childress Senior Digital Reporter, FRONTLINE Enterprise Journalism Group pbs.org
    “..The first report that church officials received about Father Shawn Ratigan, compiled by a Kansas City Catholic school principal in May 2010, was troubling.

    Ratigan had taken hundreds of photographs of children, Julie Hess, the principal, wrote to church officials. He had tried to interact with kids on Facebook, and sometimes had physical contact with children in ways that appeared to other adults to be “boundary violations.”A pair of girl’s underwear was found in a planter in his backyard…”
    ‘Spotlight’ portrayal of sex abuse scandal is making the Catholic Church uncomfortable all over again By Michelle Boorstein November 9, 2015 washingtonpost.com
    “..“Sexual abuse of minors is a problem that affects many institutions in our society,” wrote Cesareo, head of the body charged with making sure the church enforces the rules it created after the scandal exploded. “In 2002, the Catholic Church recognized that it was not immune to this issue.”

    Survivor advocates have bristled in the past when church leaders have declared the abuse crisis in Catholicism over, or have tried to remove focus from the institution itself. When Pope Francis this summer met in Philadelphia with survivors and included some people whose perpetrators were outside the church, many survivors who spoke out were angry at what they saw as a diluting of responsibility…”
    Corey Haim Murdered Exposing Pedophiles in Hollywood , 14 September 2010 bbc.com
    “..The Catholic Church has faced a raft of allegations of child sex abuse by priests and an inadequate response by bishops. Here is a round-up of some of those events:..”

    =>Cults

    Children Of God Cult Survivor Speaks Out About Life Since Her Escape | Megyn Kelly TODAY

    =>Mormon

    Growing Up In The Satanic Illuminati: The Story of A Survivor

    Polygamist Cult Founder’s Daughter, Rachel Jeffs, Gives Her First TV Interview | Megyn Kelly TODAY

    =>Protestant

    Protestant Ministers Guilty of Rape, Molestation, & Sexual … – YouTube

    -Family

    The Healing Years documentary: healing from child sexual abuse 7 min excerpts


    “Published on Sep 18, 2010

    more info at: http://www.bigvoicepictures.com

    “An exhibition of abundant courage and great heart. Thank you.”
    Maya Angelou

    “A message of hope, healing and empowerment.”
    William G. Steiner, Childhelp USA

    “An excellent film…
    Library Journal

    “This powerhouse of a film.. banishes shame & celebrates women’s power.”
    Laura Davis, co-author, Courage to Heal

    Features Former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur and her courageous story of healing from the child sexual abuse by her father, Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide Memorial Church, her inspiring story of healing and launching much needed support groups for women survivors of sexual abuse, also substance abusers, and Barbara Hamilton, who ended generations of child sexual abuse in her family by healing in her later years. Distributed by Tubemogul.”

    Joyce Meyer Opens Up About Being Raped by Her Father Over 200 Times-“I Never Felt Safe” Posted on April 27, 2016 Kelsey StraeterKelsey Straeter faithit.com
    “…Even as Joyce started to open up about her dark past, she always referred to it as “sexual abuse”—but in a recent interview posted on her website this week, she admits that term is truly not enough anymore. It was rape.

    “Literally, what he did was rape me, every week, at least once a week, until the time I was 18. My father, who I was supposed to be able to trust, who was supposed to keep me safe, raped me a minimum of 200 times,” she said.

    “He didn’t force me physically, but through lies, and manipulation, and fears, and threats, I was still forced,” she added. “My father did rape me, numerous times, at least 200 times.”..

    The main reason she is being so transparent in her testimony now is because she’s grateful that God’s grace and freedom have released her from the “pretending game” she had to play for so much of her life.

    Though the pain and suffering ran deep for many years, Joyce has now been able to find healing through the love of God, who has shown her what a true father’s heart looks like. She even fell in love with her adoring husband, Dave, who reaffirmed that a man’s hands can be gentle, respectful and kind.

    “How can that have happened to me, and me be standing here today, if God is not alive and well?” she said. “I want people to know how good God is, and that your struggle is worth it, your journey is worth it. Don’t give up.”

    Joyce now loves her life as a mother, grandmother and worldwide Christian speaker, and she hopes that in sharing her story, others may find healing….”

    Joyce Meyer Overcomes Abuse


    “Published on Sep 5, 2016

    Joyce was abused by her father during her childhood and teenage years – here’s her story of healing and forgiveness.

    Filmed and produced by Joyce Meyer Ministries. Edited with permission by Lens Stories for RealDeal Trust. All Rights Reserved.”

    -Government

    => AFRICA

    ~South Africa

    The Lost Boys Of Bird Island By Mark Minnie & Chris SteynJESSICA CARDINY16 AUGUST, 2018 stessnews.com
    “..Published in August 5 2018, the book recounts personal sexual assaults experiences as well as the revelation of a pedophilia network which took place in the 80s in South Africa…

    In the book, the authors denounce that, boys would be kidnapped from the street and take to Bird Island, near Port Elizabeth via helicopter. There they were raped.

    Accord to Steyn, both Mark Minnie former police officer and Chris Steyn investigative journalists received several death threats after the publication of the book.

    The book also refers to the alleged acts of murders of key witnesses to cover up the crimes and the corruption and abuse of state resources by several members of the network…”

    Renewed interest in Bird Island

    SABC Digital News
    Published on Aug 21, 2018
    Following the publication of the controversial book “The Lost Boys of Bird Island”.. there’s renewed interest in the island, 58 kilometers north-east of Port Elizabeth. The SABC has unearthed a permit that was issued by the Monument Council in the 1980’s, granting PE businessman Dave Allan permission for a diving expedition to the Dodington, which sank near Bird Island. Allen is one of the men identified in the book written by journalist Chris Steyn and Mark Minnie. It implicates among others former National Party ministers Magnus Malan and John Wiley, and Allen in an alleged government pedophile ring in the 80’s. For more on the story, we are joined on the line by our reporter Jayed-leigh Paulse.

    -Hollywood

    Corey Haim’s A-list rapist may finally be named — what took so long? 1 day ago (9.20.16) by Caroline Goddard sheknows.com

    “..Feldman has been discussing the sick environment of Hollywood child sexual abuse for years, even detailing the abuse both he and Haim suffered in his memoir, Coreyography. Most recently, last spring he told The Hollywood Reporter about parties for preteen actors where predators groom their next victims, and said that he and Haim had attended many. And he’s not the only one speaking out.

    Elijah Wood said he was protected from such predators because his mother would not allow him to attend the parties, and although he later denied firsthand knowledge of rampant sex abuse in the industry, he gave some very telling quotes to the Sunday Times.

    “Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organized. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind,” he said.

    “There is darkness in the underbelly. If you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

    More: Corey Feldman details Hollywood sex abuse conspiracy

    Even Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, said the abuse was an open secret in Hollywood…”
    Actor Corey Feldman Exposes Pedophile Hollywood Elite , from youtube.com
    Corey Haim Murdered Exposing Pedophiles in Hollywood , from youtube.com
    Corey Feldman’s 1993 report of sexual assault found in Santa Barbara sheriff’s office Maria Puente, USA TODAY Published 5:58 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 11:25 a.m. ET Dec. 7, 2017 usatoday.com

    Corey Feldman’s 1993 report of sexual assault found in Santa Barbara sheriff’s office instagram.com

    *see freedom_faction
    “..The #SantaBarbara, CA Sheriff’s Office has located tapes of former child actor #CoreyFeldman testifying in 1993 about the identities of multiple child sex predators in the entertainment industry.

    FoxNews.com reported Wednesday morning that after denying that the tapes existed, the sheriff’s department has now located the audio files, which were recorded during the trial of #MichaelJackson on charges of #childmolestation.

    Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover emailed a statement to Fox News that said, “Following the recent inquiries into the Sheriff’s Office interview of Mr. Feldman in 1993, the Santa ..”

    The Hollywood Sex Abuse Documentary That You Almost Couldn’t See Adam B. Vary
    BuzzFeed News Reporter buzzfeed.com
    “..

    The documentary creates a stark and sobering portrait of a loose network of Hollywood professionals — some outsize personalities like Collins-Rector, others Hollywood insiders with far smaller profiles — who use their positions of power and influence to sexually abuse and exploit underage (in the film’s case, male) actors whose nascent careers they’re supposed to be supporting. The movie, directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), premiered to some fanfare last November at the DOC NYC festival. But despite Berg’s pedigree and its startling, headline-grabbing subject matter, no top-tier distributors picked up the film for release…”

    An Open Secret
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    An Open Secret- Available to screen near you today!


    “..Published on May 6, 2015

    Arrange a screening of AN OPEN SECRET today! CLICK HERE: https://gathr.us/films/open-secret

    AN OPEN SECRET is now available via Theatrical On Demand with @GathrFilms in the US.

    Simply schedule your own screening of AN OPEN SECRET at a theater near you now!

    Connect with @AnOpenSecret & learn more about #AnOpenSecret via our website & social media.

    Be Courageous. Report It. Life Gets Better…”
    Pedophiles in Hollywood Conspiracy + Charlie Sheen + UK Stars + MUCH MORE , from youtube.com
    “..Published on Dec 29, 2014

    This video is sponsored by Preppers Shop UK – http://www.preppersshop.co.uk/ – Prepare, Defend, Survive.

    Thanks to TheBlackChild YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UConU…

    Share this documentary…”

    Elijah Wood Clarifies Comments on Hollywood Pedophilia By DANIEL VICTORMAY 24, 2016 nytimes.com
    “…The actor Elijah Wood clarified his remarks on Monday after suggesting in an interview with a London newspaper that sexual abuse of child stars was more widespread in Hollywood than had been reported.

    After the interview with The Sunday Times drew international headlines and questions, Mr. Wood put out a statement emphasizing that his comments weren’t based on personal experience.

    “Let me be clear: This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated,” Mr. Wood said. “But as I made absolutely clear to the writer, I have no firsthand experience or observation of the topic, so I cannot speak with any authority beyond articles I have read and films I have seen.”..”

    *see Now You Know: “Human trafficking”-facts, causes, prevention, solution, action plan, etc…, goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    A notorious mansion. An alleged assault by a Hollywood producer. A suicide. What happened to Brian Claflin?
    By Gus Garcia-Roberts May 11, 2018 | 5:00 AM latimes.com
    “..Goddard, a director, producer and theme park designer, has faced similar allegations. Last December, eight former members of a Santa Barbara youth theater group in the 1970s alleged that Goddard molested or attempted to molest them. A ninth was said to have told others before he died that Goddard sexually assaulted him as a child. Goddard denied their allegations…

    Claflin’s chance to exit Utah came when he met a man from Santa Monica at a gay nightclub before his senior year. In the letter to a lawyer, Claflin wrote that the stranger told him he “was the most beautiful boy he’d ever met” and that he knew “some very rich and powerful people that wanted to meet me and could possibly get me a job.”

    The mansion would become notorious as a site for sexual exploitation of underage boys. It was home to the three co-founders of Digital Entertainment Network (DEN), an early internet content streaming experiment with investment from wealthy Hollywood figures including Goddard, stock filings show.

    In his statement, Claflin said Goddard and a friend of the filmmaker persuaded him to inhale nitrous oxide one night, which was the first time he had used drugs. He immediately felt dizzy and passed out, he wrote, and awoke to being further drugged while Goddard sexually assaulted him. “I was in a delirious state and remember saying NO, NO, NO, several times but they persisted,” he wrote. “I just sort of shut down and went somewhere else in my head. After a while I remember praying aloud to God to just make it/them stop.”.

    A Florida-based attorney, Jeff Herman, had filed lawsuits against Goddard and “X-Men” director Bryan Singer, both former DEN investors, accusing them of sexually abusing boys in connection with that company, and at a London hotel room in 2006. Singer and Goddard denied the allegations…

    He told friends about powerful men in Hollywood who wanted him dead because he knew too much. A week or so before his death, his parents Skyped with him as he barricaded himself in his bathroom, afraid of men he said were stalking him from his roof. On June 2, 2014, Claflin texted his father to “have a handgun nearby.”
    ..

    In one of the suits against him by the two executives, Herman was deposed, and discussed Brian Claflin under oath. He said that Claflin was one of many people he heard from “around the world who said that they were abused by people in Hollywood.

    He described Claflin as a witness with important information, having been an errand boy at the DEN mansion in Encino. Claflin was fearful that “somebody was going to try to kill him” because he knew too much about a “gay Mafia in Hollywood,” Herman said.

    Brian Claflin’s parents said that they decided to take their son’s allegations public in support of several new accusers — including “ER” star Anthony Edwards — who alleged that Goddard molested them four decades ago.

    .”

    -Mission Field

    Paul Young – Pt 1 – Sexually Abused Missionary Kid


    “Published on Apr 8, 2011

    Paul tells his story of being sexually abused on the mission field from the age of 4 by the tribes his parents were trying to reach, and then by other kids at missionary boarding school. He discusses the consequent sexual addiction, porn use, and adultery that ensued.”
    *shack movie

    -Occult
    *see Deep Thought: Does “curiosity” really “kill the cat”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    Lawrence E. King Jr: Overachiever By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor – February 8, 2015 veteranstoday.com

    The satanic abused children of San Francisco Presidio between the ages of 3 to 7 years old identified Lt. Col. Michael Aquino as “Mickey”.[67] Temple of Set, led by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, U.S. Army, had been founded in Vietnam. In Vietnam, Lt. Aquino was military intelligence along with 15 year Army security (intelligence) specialist, Billy Stegall.[68]..Z”

    “The children had led their mother to the place they had described where their father had taken them for encounters with naked adults and children (they denied ever being molested, but their drawings were full of decapitation and bloodshed). The children spoke of group encounters in other locations as well, involving both a defendant in the McMartin case and a suspect from a second preschool then under investigation.” Summit, R.C. (1994). “The Dark Tunnels of McMartin” Journal of Psychohistory[69]…
    *see Now You Know: “Human trafficking”-facts, causes, prevention, solution, action plan, etc… goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    -Schools

    =>Private

    Private school teachers sexual abuse on Students – YouTube

    Catholic school teacher accused of sexually abusing teen student …

    =>Public

    PD: Newport gym teacher sexually abused student – YouTube

    Teacher sexually abuses a student – YouTube

    Teacher Confesses To Sexually Abusing Students – YouTube

    Two English Teachers Caught Having Sex With 16 Year Old Male Student

    Student on student sexual assault is more common than we … – YouTube

    -Shame

    Sexual Abuse: I Am A Survivor


    “Published on Feb 16, 2012

    The aftermath of sexual abuse can be devastating. For Hannah, it manifested itself through alcoholism, eating disorders and even cutting herself… all before she turned 18. This is her story.”

    Women Tell Us Why They Didn’t Report Their Sexual Assault – YouTub

    =>Homework

    What Does the Bible Say About Guilt And Shame? – OpenBible.info

    Effects

    Sexual Abuse and how it happens

    The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse – YouTube

    What happens to a child after he/she suffers sexual abuse? – YouTube

    False Reports

    Ex’s lawyer: Video shows woman beating herself up Posted: Aug 25 2016 05:47PM EDT .fox5dc.com
    “..”The explanation for the black eye is now very different,” Foster said, referring to a black eye Hunt claimed was given to her by an abusive Mitchell.

    Hunt described some of the alleged abuse to FOX 13 in June:

    “There were so many times when I wanted to give up, but I couldn’t do it anymore and I think about how much he would have wanted this,” explained a tearful Mary Hunt.

    The bad blood between them began after their nasty breakup. Mitchell accused Hunt of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds, jewels and gold from his home safe. Mary said he set her up.

    But Foster says the bumps and bruises were self-inflicted.

    “There is no evidence that he ever beat her,” said Foster. “This video now demonstrates that she is striking herself in the same area of the face and head that they allege Scott struck her.”..”

    Answer

    -Prevention

    NSPCC: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – YouTube

    My Story of Surviving Sexual Abuse & How To Prevent this Silent Killer | Jenna Quinn | TEDxUTD

    TEDx Talks
    Published on May 16, 2017

    Jenna Quinn is a sexual abuse survivor and the driving force behind “Jenna’s Law” that requires school districts, daycare centers, foster care centers, and child placing agencies to educate children and adults on how to recognize, prevent, and report abuse and sex trafficking.

    Jenna Quinn is a child sexual abuse survivor, author, and the force behind Jenna’s Law. Jenna’s Law was the first child sexual abuse prevention education law in the United States named after a survivor to require that each school district adopt and implement a prevention policy that educates students, teachers, and parents on the likely warning signs of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and how to report. Now, over half the country has passed some form of legislation since Jenna’s Law in 2009. With a master’s degree in communication studies, she is a sought-after speaker who has traveled nationwide, educating and sharing her inspiring story with legislatures, law-enforcement, abuse-prevention groups, schools, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the general public for over twelve years. She has participated in both local and national radio, television, and news programs, and she has dedicated her life to preventing child sexual abuse through education and legislation.

    For more information visit http://www.JennaQuinn.org

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    Why Do People Sexually Use or Abuse Children? 1in6.org
    A very important question, asked by many people.
    And a question – a search or quest, even – that some will struggle with for years.
    “…..
    Fearing they somehow brought it on themselves, and hoping that understanding the other person will prove it wasn’t their fault.
    Still loving the person who used or abused them, and hoping that understanding why they did it will bring healing to their relationship.
    Hoping that understanding why the person who used or abused them will help them to prevent other children (perhaps their own), from ever being sexually abused.
    Feeling that life is unfair, unjust, random and/or meaningless, and hoping that understanding how someone could sexually abuse a child will bring some order and meaning to life.
    Focusing on the other person, including why they did it, can be a way of avoiding one’s own responsibility, as an adult, for dealing with harmful effects in one’s own life, including self-destructive and harmful behaviors. (We mention this possible reason with no criticism of those to whom it applies. It’s not uncommon, and totally understandable, among those still struggling with major negative effects.)

    Importantly, people may not be fully aware of some reasons why they’re asking why the other person (or people) did this to them. They may not recognize some hopes they have for the benefits that such understanding could bring. That’s totally normal. Over time the full significance of this question in your life may become clearer – or completely change as other aspects of your life change…”
    Why would an adult sexually abuse a child? stopitnow.org
    “..Some adults sexually abuse a child to feel the power and control they don’t feel in their relationships with other adults. Sometimes, adults who have intimate sexual relationships with other adults may sexually abuse children in moments of unusual stress, such as after the loss a job or during a divorce. Some adults are primarily sexually attracted to children, and some never act on those feelings. Some adults act impulsively when presented with an unexpected opportunity to sexually abuse a child. Other people, particularly youth with high social status or with social or emotional delays, may not even fully understand the harmful impact of their actions…”
    An Ongoing Sex Drive Directed Toward Children

    What Causes Someone To Molest?
    childmolestationprevention.org
    “..
    A few sexual abusers will sexually touch a child because they are profoundly intellectually disabled, or they have developed a brain disorder, or they are psychotic. Close supervision and, when appropriate, medications to control the disorder often stop child molesters in this group.

    George does not fit here.

    Some abusers will sexually touch a child because they have an antisocial personality disorder. Think “anti-society.” People with this disorder may be social, even glib. So why do we call them “antisocial?” Because they believe that the rules of society do not apply to them. They break many of society’s rules. Essentially, antisocials lack feelings for others. In the mind of an antisocial, all of the rest of us, including children, exist to be used. The child molesters in this group appear most often in horrific accounts you see on television and in the newspaper.
    ..”

    -Responding with Action

    Protecting Kids from Sexual Abuse

    CBS News
    Published on Apr 12, 2010

    As the sex abuse scandal thickens within the Catholic Church, some churches are taking action of their own to protect children. Elaine Quijano has the story.

    -Healing

    Healing From Sexual Abuse Can Start With One Word | Rena Romano | TEDxOcala

    TEDx Talks
    Published on Dec 8, 2017

    After Rena Romano gained the courage to speak out about her experience of childhood sexual abuse, she discovered that few victims have the same supportive experience. This compelling talk reveals a new approach allowing each of us to aid sexual abuse survivors to lead healthy, happy, productive lives. “How you and I react and speak to sexual abuse survivors can make a difference in whether we shut down or get help,” Romano says. “If healing begins by telling, then we must make telling safe!” Discover how in this talk by a woman who learned by living it.
    Author and Mindset Coach, Rena Romano is a Survivor and Advocate for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. She was a successful sales rep for 20 years in the male dominated Construction Industry. During her career, Rena discovered her successes strengthened as she had a perspective shift of her painful past. Her acknowledgement and celebration of her survival allowed her to achieve and maintain a positive mindset. A featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, she shared her story to the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    The Secret to Being Healed from Sexual Abuse



    “Published on Nov 22, 2015

    Have you or someone you love been sexually abused? Healing is on the way! #MotivationalMonday #RealPeople #RealStories

    Follow Joyce here:
    https://www.facebook.com/joycemeyermi…”

    Would love to hear how you personally found this site and how this impacted you positively, negatively, etc..? Feel free to share any comments, suggestions, stories, prayer requests, etc..

    Good News Abuse
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    How to “fight” your personal demons?

    I was watching a t.v. show (NBC Nightline??->David Letterman and Tom Brokaw, June 17, 2016) the other night at my parent’s house, which former night show host David Letterman was getting interviewed. He shared a story where he was on a boat ride with his “idol”/mentor Johnny Carson along the Hudson River in New York City. He shared (paraphrased) “we all have our own personal demons”…

    I then reflected on all the interviews/stories of others that had shared this personal life challenge..

    -Drugs


    Angels and Demons: The Josh Hamilton Saga

    May 4, 2015 11:46 am hornet.fullcoll.edu/
    “…The incident began to unfold in February, when Hamilton met with MLB officials and admitted to having relapsed and subsequently checked himself into a rehab facility. According to CBS Sports’ John Heyman, Hamilton’s relapse involved both cocaine and alcohol…”
    Josh Hamilton’s Fight with the Devil Terri Simmons CBN.com FALL FROM GLORY
    “..Josh believed that the lesson he learned through his dream was obvious, “Alone, I couldn’t win this battle. With Jesus, I couldn’t lose.”

    James 4:7 became the Bible verse Josh would memorize and stand on, “Humble yourself before God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

    “I read that over and over, committing it to memory. I vowed to change, to make every move from here on a positive one. I battled vicious physical cravings – the devil came at me hard – and as soon as I felt one coming on I would repeat the verse,” he said.

    After being con..”

    Delivered from Demonic Possession and Set Free from Drug Addiction
    Alica – Coffs Harbour, Australia cai.org

    Good News Addictions
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    -Music

    James Hetfield And Corey Taylor Talk About Their Alcohol Problems youtube.com

    Music: New Song-“Heal the Pain” (of my past) creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com

    -Sleep

    Sleep Paralysis, Spiritual Warfare and My Story

    -Teachings


    You’re in a Spiritual Battle…But Do You Really Know Who You’re Fighting?
    October 22, 2013 — Chip Ingram livingontheedge.org

    You are not alone as you can see the stories above. I’m sure there are more. Feel free to share yours below and would love to “work together” how to battle together..

    Good News Prayer
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