Gay guy, Amsterdam, NL, human interest, pro-equality, anti-hate.

  • About The Palestine Chronicle | Palestine Chronicle

    About The Palestine Chronicle

    About Us

    The Palestine Chronicle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the general public by providing a forum that strives to highlight issues of relevance to human rights, national struggles, freedom and democracy in the form of daily news, commentary, features, book reviews, photos, art, and more.

    The Palestine Chronicle team consists of professional journalists and respected writers and authors who don’t speak on behalf of any political party or champion any specific political agenda.

    The Palestine Chronicle website was established in September 1999 and has grown in its importance and scope of coverage mostly because of the support it received from socially conscious and progressive scholars, writers, activists, readers and communities around the world.

  • Are You Smoking Pot ? ’Why, Yes, I Am, Officer’ | High Times

    Are You Smoking Pot? ’Why, Yes, I Am, Officer’
    Thu May 22, 2014


    Slow down Massachusetts — you can’t go hot-boxing your cars just yet! But that’s exactly what one man in Springfield, Mass. did this week.

    The AP reports: “An officer enforcing seat belt laws as part of the annual ’Click It or Ticket’ campaign saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign Tuesday evening. When the driver stopped and rolled down the window, police say, the officer was ’covered in a plume of smoke.’”

    [Actual conversation follows]

    Sgt. John Delaney: “Are you smoking marijuana while operating this motor vehicle?”

    Stoner-Driver: “Why, yes, I am, officer.”

    The 30-year-old was ultimately charged with operating under the influence of drugs, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to wear a seat belt. So take this as a lesson: if you are smoking a J in your car, obey all traffic signs and wear your damn seatbelts!

  • Top 10 Companies Killing the Natural World with Pesticides – Also the Biggest Seed Producers | RiseEarth

    Top 10 Companies Killing the Natural World with Pesticides – Also the Biggest Seed Producers
    4:23 AM

    by Christina Sarich - naturalsociety

    In a report released by, the world’s six largest agrochemical manufacturers are also controlling the seed industry. According to the report, agrochemical is running the show, not by providing food to the people of the world, but by poisoning the seeds they provide with chemicals. All of these companies are also gene manipulating, GMO-giants. There is an inextricable link that cannot be ignored.

    It breaks down like this:

    The biggest agrochemical company in the world, Bayer, is also the seventh biggest seed company.
    The second largest agrochemical company, Syngenta, is the world’s third largest seed company.
    The world’s biggest seed company, Monsanto, is the world’s fifth largest agrochemical company.
    The world’s second biggest seed company – DuPont, is the world’s sixth largest agrochemical company.

    Furthermore, weed killers, like Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide, account for one-third of the global pesticide market. About 80% of GMO seeds suck down this toxin like a crack-addict. There is no herbicide resistance in GMO plants, as we are told. There is only glyphosate and herbicide addiction. This is why Dow is making a new herbicide called Enlist Duo. It is because the pests are now becoming immune to glyphosate, and even greater toxins will have to be used to destroy the super-bugs created by these poisons.

    If you’ve ever worked with heavy drug-addicted individuals, they will deny there is a problem, and seek greater and greater doses of their ‘drug’ in order to get the same high. The agroscience industry has created the same paradigm. The worldwide market for agrochemicals grows another 10% every year. It’s a 40 billion dollar/year market – to sell the world these chemicals.

    Despite sky-rocketing fuel and fertilizer costs, high grain prices created soaring demand for commercial seeds and pesticides in 2007. Today’s GMO seed sales are chump change in comparison to herbicides and pesticides, but they keep a farmer addicted to the chemicals these…idiots sell. Pesticide sales are up all over the world, particularly in South America.

    Furthermore, two GMO crops meant for biofuel (ethanol derived from GMO corn being the largest) boosted sales for the world’s largest pesticide companies the last few years – in large part due to the subsidy-driven boom supported by an infiltrated government.

    Report from ETC Group (extracts only)

    The World’s top 10 pesticide firms

    Additional Sources:
    The Huffington Post

  • Photographing A Town That Never Was - The Meta Picture

    Photographing A Town That Never Was

    21 March, 2013 in Funny, Images, Photos | Comment

    Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past.

    The town he photographs is quaint and beautiful.

  • South Carolina mayor fires town’s first openly gay police chief, says being gay is a “questionable” “lifestyle” -

    South Carolina mayor fires town’s first openly gay police chief, says being gay is a “questionable” “lifestyle”
    Residents of a small South Carolina town are raising questions about the sudden firing of an openly gay official
    Katie Mcdonough Follow

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    Topics: lgbtq rights, Gay Rights, anti-lgbtq discrimination, South Carolina, enda, employer discrimination, Life News, News
    South Carolina mayor fires town’s first openly gay police chief, says being gay is a “questionable” "lifestyle"

    Residents of Latta, S.C., are raising questions about the sudden firing of the town’s first female and openly gay police chief.

    Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired Police Chief Crystal Moore after giving her seven reprimands in a single day, which a member of the city council says is more reprimands than Crystal received during her 20 years with the police department. ”I looked at the reasons, some of them are questionable,” Brian Mason, a Latta council member, told WBTW.

    According to WBTW, the reprimands include running “unauthorized” background checks, “questioning authority of supervisor,” “questioning authority of mayor,” “failure to maintain order” and “contacting the news media.”

    Some on the council believe Bullard fired Moore after she began an investigation into one of his appointees, but others believe he was motivated by anti-LGBTQ sentiment, a claim they say is supported by a recorded conversation in which Bullard says he “doesn’t agree with some lifestyles.”

    Councilman Jared Taylor recorded the conversation:

    “I would much rather have.. and I will say this to anybody’s face… somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children.

    Because that ain’t the damn way it’s supposed to be. You know.. you got people out there — I’m telling you buddy — I don’t agree with some of the lifestyles that I see portrayed and I don’t say anything because that is the way they want to live, but I am not going to let my child be around. ”

    I’m not going to let 2 women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I’m not going to see them do it with 2 men neither.”

    I’m not going to do it. Because that ain’t the way the world works. ”

    Now, all these people showering down and saying ‘Oh it’s a different lifestyle they can have it.’ Ok, fine and dandy, but I don’t have to look at it and I don’t want my child around it.”

    Many Latta residents have rallied around Moore. ”This woman has been a veteran of the department and a pillar of this community for years,” Latta resident Kevin told WBTW.

    South Carolina is one of 29 states where it is legal to fire someone for being gay.

    Katie McDonough is an assistant editor for Salon, focusing on lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

  • Pipeline safety incidents - Interactive -

    Pipeline map: Have there been any incidents near you?
    From small to large-scale spills to fires, explosions and worker deaths
    By Michael Pereira, CBC News
    Last Updated: October 22, 2013

    Ever wonder whether your community contains any buried pipelines? Or if any issues have arisen with them over the years?

    Through an access-to-information request, CBC News obtained a data set of every pipeline safety incident reported to the federal regulator in the past 12 years.

    The National Energy Board oversees cross-border pipelines. The data doesn’t include smaller pipelines within provincial boundaries.

    The documents reveal details about more than 1,000 incidents that have happened across the country since 2000 until late 2012 and suggest the rate of overall incidents has doubled in the past decade.

    An incident can include anything from a fire or explosion to a spill, leak or a worker fatally or seriously injured.

    Explore the map below to see incidents near your city or filter using various categories, such as the type of event, substance spilled or company name. Click on each incident to read a full description.

    You can help CBC add to the website by sending us your stories related to an incident or tell us about other ones missed by the database.

    We are also looking for people to review summaries of the incidents to help us identify discrepancies between the summaries and the original NEB documents. See the Can You Help? button on each incident summary or email us.

  • Oxfam backs Scarlett Johansson, despite actress’ endorsement of Israeli settlements | The Electronic Intifada

    Oxfam backs Scarlett Johansson, despite actress’ endorsement of Israeli settlements
    Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 15:40

    Scarlett Johansson (Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia)

    International charity Oxfam is standing by its “Global Ambassador” Scarlett Johansson, at least for now, despite the fact that the Hollywood actress has come out in full support of Israeli settlements and profiteering in the occupied West Bank.

    Johansson has faced strong criticism and media scrutiny for a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with SodaStream, an Israeli firm that operates in an illegal colony in the occupied West Bank.

    In a statement yesterday, Johansson defended the deal and praised Israeli settlements.

    “We have been engaged in dialogue with Scarlett Johansson and she has now expressed her position in a statement, including stressing her pride in her past work with Oxfam,” Oxfam spokesperson Kate Pattison told The Electronic Intifada in an email this morning.

    “Oxfam is now considering the implications [of] her new statement and what it means for Ms Johansson’s role as an Oxfam global ambassador,” Pattison added.
    Laundering settlements

    In a statement to The Huffington Post yesterday, Johansson attempted launder the SodaStream deal as something beneficial for “peace”:

    “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine,” the actress said. “SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma’ale Adumim factory every working day.”

    Maale Adumim is an Israeli colony built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.
    Choosing celebrity over principle

    Johansson’s clear endorsement of Israeli colonization and regurgitation of SodaStream propaganda is at sharp odds with Oxfam’s own policy.

    In a statement on 23 January, Oxfam said it had informed the actress that “Oxfam believes that businesses that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support. Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.”

    Johansson’s statement indicates that the “dialogue” Oxfam has been hiding behind has failed to impress on the actress that profiting from Israeli crimes is totally incompatible with a role promoting human rights and development.

    But at least for now, Oxfam has chosen to back celebrity over principle by continuing to stand behind Johansson.

    In doing so, it has taken a clear position against Palestinians and their rights and chosen complicity with Israeli occupation and colonization.

    In light of Oxfam’s comments to The Electronic Intifada and Johansson’s statement, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Adalah-NY and Jewish Voice for Peace today expressed outrage at Johansson’s endorsement of settlements and Oxfam’s failure to act on it.

    “We demand Oxfam respond immediately and drop her as their Global Ambassador in accordance with their own stated position that settlements are a major barrier to peace and contributor to poverty,” said the US Campaign’s Ramah Kudaimi.

  • 9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened | Pakalert Press

    9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened
    truther January 4, 2014 0

    We all know the conspiracy theories — the government’s plan for 911, the second gunman who shot JFK, the progress of the elite from a race of blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptiles.

    But the individuals who spread these concepts usually can’t confirm them.

    9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened

    As the years pass, however, secrets surface. Government documents become declassified. We now have evidence of certain elaborate government schemes right here in the U.S. of A.
    Prohibition Research CommitteeAP PhotoThe Prohibition Research Committee, pictured above, traveled the country trying to find one “drunk” reformed by the legislation.
    1. The U.S. Department of the Treasury poisoned alcohol during Prohibition — and people died.

    The 18th Amendment, which took effect in January 1920, banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol — but not consumption. Despite the government’s efforts, alcoholism actually skyrocketed during the era.

    To keep up with America’s thirst, bootleggers not only created their own alcohol but also stole industrial versions, rendered undrinkable by the inclusion of certain chemicals (namely methyl alcohol). Liquor syndicates then employed chemists to “re-nature” the alcohol once again, making it safe for consumption, according to Deborah Blum, author of “The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.”

    By mid-1927, however, the U.S. government added much deadlier chemicals — kerosene, chloroform, and acetone among those most well known — which made alcohol more difficult to render consumable again. Adding 10% more methyl alcohol caused the worst efforts.

    Although New York City’s chief medical examiner, Charles Norris, tried to publicize the dangers, in 1926, poisonous alcohol killed 400 in the city. The next year, 700 died.
    Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Wikimedia CommonsA doctor administers an injection to one of the Tuskegee patients.
    2. The U.S. Public Health Service lied about treating black men with syphilis for more than 40 years.

    In 1932, the Public Health Service collaborated with the Tuskegee Institute to record the history of syphilis in the black male community, hoping to justify a treatment program.

    Called the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, the study initially included 600 black men — 399 with the disease and 201 without. While the men were told they would receive treatment, however, the researchers never provided adequate treatment for the disease. Even when penicillin became the preferred and available treatment for syphilis, researchers kept their subjects in the dark.

    Although originally planned to last only six months, the experiment continued for 40 years. Finally, in 1972, an Associated Press article prompted public outrage and a subsequent investigation. A government advisory panel deemed the study “ethically irresponsible” and research ended almost immediately.

    As a result, the government settled a class-action lawsuit out of court in 1974 for $10 million and lifetime health benefits for all participants, the last of whom died in 2004.
    Jonas Salk Polio VaccineWikimedia CommonsJonas Salk, who created the inactivated polio vaccine in 1955.
    3. More than 100 million Americans received a polio vaccine contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing virus.

    From 1954 to 1961, simian virus 40 (SV40) somehow showed up in polio vaccines, according to the American Journal of Cancer. Researchers estimate 98 million people in the U.S. and even more worldwide received contaminated inoculations.

    Jonas Salk, known creator of the inactivated polio vaccine, used cells from rhesus monkeys infected with SV40, according to president of the National Vaccine Information Center Barbara Fisher, who testified before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness in the U.S. House of Representatives on this matter in 2003, after researching the situation for 10 years.

    The federal government changed oral vaccine stipulations in 1961 — which didn’t include Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine — specifically citing SV40. But medical professionals continued to administer tainted vaccines until 1963, according to Michael E. Horwin writing for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology in 2003. And even after 1961, the American Journal of Cancer found contaminated oral vaccines.

    Although researchers know SV40 causes cancer in animals, opinions vary on a direct link between the virus and cancer in humans. Independent studies, however, have identified SV40 in brain and lung tumors of children and adults.

    The Centers for Disease Control did post a fact sheet acknowledging the presence of SV40 in polio vaccines but has since removed it, according to Medical Daily.
    photo from Gulf of TonkinWikimedia CommonsA photo of three Vietnamese boats taken from the USS Maddox (on Aug. 2).
    4. Parts of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which led to U.S. intervention in Vietnam, never happened.

    After evading a torpedo attack, the USS Maddox reportedly engaged three North Vietnamese boats in the Gulf of Tonkin on both Aug. 2 and 4, 1964, according to the Pentagon Papers. Although without U.S. casualties, the events prompted Congress to pass a resolution allowing President Lyndon John to intervene in the Southeast.

    Talk of Tonkin’s status as a “false flag” for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War has permeated public discourse almost since the time of the attacks, especially after the government admitted that the second incident may have involved false radar images.

    But after resisting comment for decades, the National Security Agency finally declassified documents in 2005, admitting the incident on Aug. 4 never happened at all.

    Those involved didn’t necessarily intend to cover-up the incident to propagate a war. But the evidence does suggest ”an active effort to make SIGINT fit the claim of what happened during the evening of 4 August in the Gulf of Tonkin,”according to NSA historian Robert J. Hanyok.
    Fidel CastroWikimedia CommonsFidel Castro speaking in Havana in 1978.
    5. Military leaders reportedly planned terrorist attacks in the U.S. to drum up support for a war against Cuba.

    In 1962, the joint chiefs-of-staff approved Operation Northwoods, a covert plan to create support for a war in Cuba that would oust communist leader Fidel Castro.

    Declassified government documents show considerations included: host funerals for “mock-victims,” “start rumors (many),” and “blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.” They even suggested somehow pinning John Glenn’s potential death, should his rocket explode, on communists in Cuba.

    The advisors presented the plan to President Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, according to investigative journalist James Bamford’s book, “Body of Secrets.” We don’t know whether McNamara immediately refused, but a few days later, Kennedy told Army Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, the plan’s poo-bah, that the U.S. would never use overt force to take Cuba.

    A few months later, Lemnitzer lost his position.

    “There really was a worry at the time about the military going off crazy and they did, but they never succeeded, but it wasn’t for lack of trying,” Bamford told ABC News.
    Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestWikimedia CommonsKen Kesey, author of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” voluntarily participated in Project MKUltra.
    6. The government tested the effects of LSD on unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens.

    Under the code name “MKUltra,” the U.S. government ran a human-research operation within the CIA’s Scientific Research Division. Researchers tested the effects of hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, torture, and most memorably, LSD, on U.S. and Canadian citizens. Most had no idea.

    To conduct these experiments, the CIA paid prisons, hospitals, and other institutions to keep quiet. The department even enticed heroin addicts to participate by offering them heroin, according to documents from a joint hearing to subcommittees of Congress, where President Kennedy spoke.

    That day, he regaled Congress with “chilling testimony.” Over 30 universities became involved in various studies. Notably, many lacked oversight by medical or scientific professionals. At least one participant, Frank Olsen, died, reportedly from suicide after unknowingly ingesting LSD.

    In January 1973, then CIA Director Richard Helms ordered the destruction of all documents pertaining to MKUltra. When Congress looked into the matter, no one, not even Helms, could “remember” details. Through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, more documents were located, but the full timeline remains incomplete.

    The events inspired investigative journalist Jon Ronson’s best-selling book, “The Men Who Stare At Goats,” now a movie of the same title starring George Clooney.
    Glomar Explorer Project AzorianWikimedia CommonsThe Hughes Glomar Explorer, the recovery ship designed for Project Azorian.
    7. In 1974, the CIA secretly resurfaced a sunken Soviet submarine with three nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.

    The CIA’s secret “Project Azorian“ aimed to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the floor of the Pacific Ocean to retrieve three nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, each carrying a one megaton nuclear warhead.

    With President Nixon’s approval, CIA director Richard Helms placed all the plans in a secret file called “Jennifer,” thus keeping the information from everyone but a select number of government officials.

    After a FOIA, the NSA finally published an article from the CIA’s in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, revealing that the department succeeded in resurfacing portions of the sub, named K-129.

    The CIA redacted text in these documents that prevent determining the operation’s exact level of success, but the crew of the Glomar Explorer, the recovery ship, did haul contents to Hawaii for unloading.
    Reagan Iran Contra Scandal Wikimedia Commons
    8. The U.S. government sold weapons to Iran, violating an embargo, and used the money to support Nicaraguan militants.

    In 1985, senior officials in the Reagan administration facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, then under embargo. The government, with the National Security Council‘s Oliver North acting as a key player, later used the profits to fund the Contras, anti-communist rebels, in Nicaragua.

    The whole situation began with seven American hostages taken by a hostile group in Lebanon with ties to Iran. Through an elaborate exchange involving Israel, the U.S. planned to sell weapons to Iran in exchange for the hostages’ freedom. The situation quickly derailed, although the Lebanese did release all but two hostages.

    After a leak from an Iranian, the situation finally came to light in 1986. After repeatedly denying any involvement, the Reagan administration underwent 41 days of congressional hearings, according to Brown University’s research project on the scandal. They subpoenaed government documents as early as 1981 and forced declassification of others.

    Reagan’s involvement in and even knowledge of the situation remains unclear. The hearings never labeled the sale of weapons to Iran a criminal offense, but some officials faced charges for supporting the Contras. The administration, however, refused to declassify certain documents, forcing Congress to drop them.
    Nayirah C-SPAN YouTube/guyjohn59“Nayirah”
    9. A public relations firm organized congressional testimony that propelled U.S. involvement in the Persian Gulf War.

    In 1990, a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl identified only as “Nayirah” testified before Congress that she witnessed Iraqi soldiers pulling infants from their incubators at a hospital and tossing them to the ground to die.

    A later investigation revealed that PR giant Hill & Knowlton arranged her testimony for a client, Kuwaiti-sponsored Citizens for a Free Kuwait, and furthermore that Nayirah was the daughter of Kuwait’s Ambassador to the U.S., according to The New York Times.

    Tom Lantos, a representative from California who co-founded the committee that heard Nayirah, coordinated the whole thing. Perhaps not coincidentally, his committee rented space in the PR firm’s headquarters at a reduced rate. Citizens for a Free Kuwait would go on to donate money to foundations with ties to said committee sometime after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

    At first, Amnesty International affirmed the girl’s testimony. But after reinvestigation, the group and other human rights organizations switched positions. They didn’t necessarily question the accuracy, just her withheld bias.

    Nayirah’s testimony helped build support for the Persian Gulf War, though Congress would have likely pursued involvement without her words.
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  • The Alan Turing Year - 2012 Turing Centenary

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    True Colors ResidenceTrue Colors Residence (TCR), a project of West End and partners Grammy-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper and her manager, longtime WIR volunteer Lisa Barbaris, builds upon West End’s history of pioneering new models to serve the most underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers. TCR is New York’s first and only permanent, supportive housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth with a history of homelessness. This profoundly underserved population is estimated to make up nearly 40% of homeless youth in New York City.

    Opened in September 2011, TCR provides young, formerly homeless LGBT individuals aged 18-24 upon admission, a safe, stable and supportive environment in which they can rebuild their lives. Residents are responsible for paying affordable rent based on their income. TCR houses 30 studio apartments, each equipped with a kitchen and bathroom. Residents also have access to shared indoor and outdoor community space, a computer lounge, a small library, and laundry facilities.

    Residents receive case management and ongoing assistance with every aspect of independent living as well as obtaining employment best suited to their individual interests and skills. Comprehensive support services, available on a purely voluntary basis and tailored to each individual, include: benefits and entitlement advocacy, counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling and education, medication management, job readiness and placement assistance and help with such practical details as cooking, money management, health issues and other independent living skills. A range of additional services, including GED classes and healthcare, are available through linkages with other nonprofit agencies.

    Residents are referred to TCR by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, Department of Youth and Community Development, and local community-based organizations.