SEVENTY YEARS AGO FDR PROMISED TO PREVENT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE TO A SAUDI KING

05/05/2015

SEVENTY YEARS AGO AND TWELVE DAYS LATER THAT PROMISE DID NOT MEAN MUCH IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN FDR PASSED AWAY AND HST BECAME PRESIDENT AS TWO YEARS LATER AGAINST THE WISHES OF HIS SECRETARY OF STATE ALONG WITH HIS THREAT TO RESIGN HST INSTRUCTED THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE UN TO SUPPORT THE PARTITION PLAN AND A YEAR LATER RECOGNIZE THE STATE OF Israel.

And this is the FDR shameful story:

Israel & FDR’s Secret historical Correspondence with the Saudi King:

 This week we commemorate the 67th anniversary of the birth of the modern day state of Israel.  This momentous event almost didn’t take place without very special divine intervention.
 
At the time almost no one knew the story.  It was not until much later that the secret correspondence between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Saudi King surfaced.  But now we know what transpired behind the scene that would surely have derailed recognition of Israel as a member state of the United Nations – and we can once again stand in awe of the mysterious ways in which God plays a role in directing the turning points of history.
 
I have just now become privileged to see copies of the original letters between Abdul Aziz bin Abdur Rahman al Faisal al Saud and the then president of the United States.  It was in March 1945 that the Saudi King, aware of the imminent end of the Second World War, wrote to FDR of his fear that the Jewish remnant of the Holocaust might push for a return to their ancient homeland of Palestine.  Saud was particularly concerned that there might be some American support for this on humanitarian grounds, especially in light of the revelations about the extent of Jewish suffering.
 
The Saudi King was undiplomatically direct in his opposition to this possibility:
“This right [of the Arabs] men now seek to destroy by injustice unparalleled and unequaled in history.  Such is the right of the Arabs in Palestine which the spokesmen of Jewish Zionism wish to scorn and abolish by the use of various forms of lying propaganda, invented, concealed and employed by them throughout the world..  They are preparing to create a form of Nazi fascism within sight and hearing of the democracies and in the midst of the Arab countries as well as in their very heart and in the heart of the East which has proved itself loyal to the Allied cause in these critical times…  We state frankly and plainly that to help Zionism in Palestine not only means to endanger Palestine but all neighboring countries.”
 
Leaving aside the incredible reference to the Arab world having proven itself “loyal to the Allied cause” in spite of its powerful links to Hitler and the Nazis, the Saudi King seemed quite confident he would secure a positive response from FDR which would make the creation of a Jewish state impossible.
 
In fact he was not disappointed.
 
On April 5, FDR responded with an extremely warm note.  In it he offered the king a firm commitment.
 
Your Majesty will doubtless recall that on previous occasions I communicated to you that I would take no action in my capacity as chief of the executive branch of this government which might prove hostile to the Arab people.”
 
As long as he continued to serve as President, he made clear that the dream of the Jewish people of return to their homeland would not be fulfilled.  Those were his words.
 
It was on April 12, a mere seven days after the date of FDR’s commitment to the Saudi King, that FDR passed away.
 
America mourned mightily at the death of their leader who had guided them through the previous years of horror. Jews, as grateful citizens of a land that had offered them so many blessings, were in the forefront of those overwhelmed by grief.  We can now see divine fingerprints in the replacement of FDR with Harry S Truman, a man who previously enjoyed a friendly business relationship with a Jew and found himself in the unique position of being able to make possible the creation of the state of Israel which his predecessor pledged never to allow.
 
It seems miracles have always played a major role in the unparalleled story of a people returning to their homeland after a hiatus of close to 2000 years.  But it was not only the miracles which allowed Israel to survive the attacks of its many enemies, far superior in number, in armaments, in wealth and in friends amongst the nations of the world.  No rational historian, no realistic military analyst, no cogent political commentator could possibly have predicted that after 67 years of attempts at its annihilation, Israel still stands proud and tall, secure in its achievements and confident of its continued survival.
 
Israel’s development through its teenage years, its growth to maturity and its present day place in the world as a technological wonder all bear the signs of divine and miraculous assistance.  However this year, now that we know the full story, let us add our recognition of the miracle which made possible Israel’s birth as well.

One Magical Instant

05/03/2015

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

At one magical instant
the page of a book –

that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets;
At that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irerevocably, a reader.
– Alberto Manguel

CHINA-10248Hong Kong

To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

– Victor Hugo

NEPAL-10108Katmandu, Nepal

Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old,
rich and poor, reading books.
Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular,
they are, for a time, transported to  another world.

AFGHN-14041Kabul, Afghanistan

ITALY-10406Sculpture by Gino Dedomincis, Umbria, Italy

We are familiar with words describing images, but not so
familiar with images describing words and the
impact reading has on our lives.

TURKEY-10212Turkey

_DSC1209Havana, Cuba

Garrett Stewart’s book, The Look of Reading:
Book, Painting, Text, explores the relationship of

reading and…

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LAMI ALBERT EINSTEIN ET QUELQUES DES SONS VÉRITÉS 

05/03/2015

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L’Ami Albert

Quelques unes de ses vérités

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01- “L’idée que l’ordre et la précision de l’univers, dans ses aspects innombrables, serait le résultat d’un hasard aveugle, est aussi peu crédible que si, après l’explosion d’une imprimerie, tous les caractères retombaient par terre dans l’ordre d’un dictionnaire”.

           Albert Einstein

02- “Deux choses sont infinies : l’univers et la bêtise humaine. Mais en ce qui concerne l’univers, je n’en ai pas encore acquis la certitude absolue”. 

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03- “C’est le devoir de chaque homme de rendre au monde au moins autant qu’il en a reçu.” 

04- “L’école devrait toujours avoir pour but de donner à ses élèves une personnalité harmonieuse, et non de les former en spécialiste”. 

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05- “Définissez-moi d’abord ce que vous entendez par Dieu et je vous dirai si j’y crois”. 

06- “Le hasard, c’est Dieu qui se promène incognito”. 

07- “Il est plus facile de désintégrer un atome             qu’un préjugé”

08- “La politique est éphémère mais une équation est éternelle”. 

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10- “Ne t’inquiète pas si tu as des difficultés en maths, je peux t’assurer que les miennes sont bien plus importantes ! “

09- “La valeur d’un homme tient dans sa capacité à donner et non dans sa capacité à recevoir”.

11- “Ce qui est incompréhensible, c’est que le monde soit compréhensible”.

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12- “Placez votre main sur un poêle une minute et ça vous semble durer une heure. Asseyez vous auprès d’une jolie fille une heure et ça vous semble durer une minute. C’est ça la relativité”.

13- “Les grands esprits ont toujours rencontré une opposition farouche des esprits médiocres”. 

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15- “La vie, c’est comme une bicyclette, il faut avancer pour ne pas perdre l’équilibre”. 

14- “Je sais pourquoi tant de gens aiment couper du bois. C’est une activité où l’on voit tout de suite le résultat”.

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16- “La vraie valeur d’un homme se détermine en examinant dans quelle mesure et dans quel sens il est parvenu à se libérer du moi”. 

17- “La théorie, c’est quand on sait tout et que rien ne fonctionne. La pratique, c’est quand tout fonctionne et que personne ne sait pourquoi. Ici, nous avons réuni théorie et pratique : Rien ne fonctionne… et personne ne sait pourquoi” ! 

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18- “Je n’ai pas échoué, j’ai trouvé dix mille moyens qui ne fonctionnent pas”.

19- “Je ne m’inquiète jamais de l’avenir. Il arrive bien assez tôt”. 

21- “Trois idéaux ont éclairé ma route et m’ont souvent redonné le courage d’affronter la vie avec optimisme : la bonté, la beauté et la vérité”.

20- “La joie de regarder et de comprendre 

est le plus beau cadeau de la nature”.

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22- “L’imagination est plus importante que le savoir”.

23- “L’ensemble de ce qui compte ne peut pas être compté, et l’ensemble de ce qui peut être compté ne compte pas”.

24- “Je ne dors pas longtemps, mais je dors vite”.

25- “Il faut toujours penser par soi-même. Ne rien apprendre par cœur, mais tout redécouvrir. Ne rien négliger de ce qui est concevable ou imaginable”.

THE ULTIMATE CHUZPAH AND AND ANTIDEMOCRATIC ATITTUDE!

05/01/2015
POLITICS FOR THE RICH
BILLIONAIRE OPINION: BUYING ELECTIONS IS CHARITY IHE  DOING US A FAVOR?



UNEXPECTED-A VISITOR CAME TO HATE ISRAEL BUT LEFT WITH UNRELENTING LOVE TO ……. I S R A E L…..!

04/28/2015

Subject: An Unexpected “Love Letter” to Israel

 

 

We know that visiting Israel can be transformative.


We know that when people see Israel and experience its beauty, itsenergy, its dynamism and its extraordinary humanity,not only do their opinions about Israel change, in many cases they themselves are transformed
 
At this time, with Israel increasingly under attack on many campuseseducational travel to Israel for students and faculty has become acentral pillar of CJP’s Israel Advocacy strategy
 
Recentlya group of Harvard students, of all backgrounds and faithsvisited Israel. They were led by extraordinary Israeli students at Harvard who planned the Harvard Israel Trek with the support of Harvard Hillel and leading local foundations and donors, including CJP. More than 300 students applied for the 50 spaces on the Trek, making itpossible to select a cohort whose experience in Israel, seeing thecountry in all of its marvelous complexity through a very special lens, would have the greatest impact on campus.
 
Sometimes the impact of a trip like this cannot be captured in prose; it can only be captured in poetry. What follows (and linked here) is apoem, posted on the Harvard trek blog, that reflects one Harvardstudent’s transformative experience.
 
The author, Oliver Marjot, is a sophomore medieval history concentrator from Guilford, England. He expected the Trek to be a confirmation of his “European certainty of your arrogant oppression.” That’s not quite the way things turned out
 

I think you’ll agree that it underscores the value of visiting Israel, and beautifully expresses the splendour and complexity of the country that we all love. 

 

(Here is his poem):


 
Oliver Marjot
To My Newfound Love
 
I came to you, Israel, wanting to hate you. 

To be confirmed in my reasonable European certainty of your arrogant oppression, lounging along the mediterranean coast, facing West in your vast carelessness and American wealth.  

I wanted to appreciate your history, but tut over the arrogant folly of your present. 

I wanted to cross my arms smugly, and shake my head over you, and then leave you to fight your unjust wars.
 
I wanted to take from you. 

To steal away some spiritual satisfaction, and sigh and pray, and shake my head over your spiritual folly as well. 

To see the sad spectacle of the Western wall, and bitterly laugh at your backward-looking notion that God sits high on Moriah Mount, distant and approachable. 

I wanted to smirk in my Protestant confidence, knowing that God is with me, even if you refuse to turn to him, standing instead staring blankly at a wall of cold stone, pushing scribbled slips of paper into the Holy mountain, not daring to raise your face, and ask with words.
 
I wanted to see your sights, to bask in your sun, to tramp my feet over your soil, to swim in your seas, to eat the fruit of your fields. 

I wanted to be amazed, to be interested, to  be engaged. I wanted.
 
I didn’t realise you were broken as well as wealthy, fragile as well as strong. 

I didn’t realise that you suffer from a thousand voices clamouring in your head, and that some of those voices care about justice and democracy, and that some of them love their neighbours. 

I didn’t realise that a thousand enemies press on your borders, hoarding instruments of death, as chaos and darkness and madness consume the world every way you look. 

I didn’t realise that you care about your past – that some of those voices of yours treasure the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob every bit as much as I do. I didn’t realise. 

Nobody told me. 

Or maybe they did, and I refused to listen.
 
I didn’t expect to fall in love with you. 

Your beauty caught me like a hook. 

Seeing you, I see what Solomon saw when he wrote about his Beloved. 

I see that homeland that Jesus loved. 

The lush green of your Galilee, the stark strength of your desert, the bare whiteness of your Judean hills. 

I love the Hebrew you speak, the churches you wear like flowers in your hair, the proud golden dome that crowns your head. 

I love the strength of your soldiers, the warmth of your sun, the joy of your songs, the peace of your kibbutzim.
 
This cold Boston air is a mockery of your spring warmth, and in this vast sprawl of concrete and red brick it’s no exaggeration to say that I yearn for your troubled horizons, your ancient hills. 

I’m not ashamed to say it. I love you.
 
I’m sorry I had to leave you. 

I know I have no right to love you. 

What’s ten days compared to a year, a childhood, a lifetime? 

Or the five-thousand year lifetime of a people? 

I know that you won’t remember me, that you probably barely even registered my short time with you. 

I’m sure my love means nothing to you amid the whispers of a million other lovers, and you’re so very far away.
 
But I will come back to you. 

I will. 

I’ll leave these busy, harried, Western shores, and come to you, to the East. 

I’ll learn your Hebrew, I’ll share your troubles, I’ll breath your air, I’ll walk in your fields again.
 
I will. I will.
 
Until then, Israel, mon amour, my love. Until then, shalom.

 

HOW STATICICIANS MEASURE POTENTIAL HAPPINESS OF A COUNTRY’S INHIBITANTANTS!

04/26/2015

Measuring world happiness

These rankings were calculated by evaluating seven different variables in each country.

The Formula:

GDP per capita

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Life expectancy

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Generosity

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Perceptions of corruption

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Dystopia

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Happiness score




1Switzerland7.587
2Iceland7.561
3Denmark7.527
4Norway7.522
5Canada7.427
6Finland7.406
7Netherlands7.378
8Sweden7.364
9New Zealand7.286
10Australia7.284
11Israel7.278
12Costa Rica7.226
13Austria7.200
14Mexico7.187
15The United States7.119
16Brazil6.983
17Luxembourg6.946
18Ireland6.940
19Belgium6.937
20United Arab Emirates6.901
21United Kingdom6.867
22Oman6.853
23Venezuela6.810
24Singapore6.798
25Panama6.786
26Germany6.750
27Chile6.670
28Qatar6.611
29France6.575
30Argentina6.574
31Czech Republic6.505
32Uruguay6.485
33Colombia6.477
34Thailand6.455
35Saudi Arabia6.411
36Spain6.329
37Malta6.302
38Taiwan6.298
39Kuwait6.295
40Suriname6.269
41Trinidad and Tobago6.168
42El Salvador6.130
43Guatemala6.123
44Uzbekistan6.003
45Slovakia5.995
46Japan5.987
47South Korea5.984
48Ecuador5.975
49Bahrain5.960
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Italy THE RESULTS  ARE




PHOTOS

04/25/2015

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WHO IS TAKING THE NUCLEAR UNDERSTANDINGS WITH IRAN SERIOUSLY?                                           THIS HOW THE ARAB MEDIA VIEWS IT!

04/25/2015

The joint statement by Iran and the superpowers following the round of nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 3, 2015 sparked widespread reactions in the Arab press, including in political cartoons. The vast majority of the cartoons expressed anger and disappointment with the statement and the nuclear horizons it opened to Iran, as well as fear of the consequences it would have for the power balance between Iran and Arab states, and of Iran’s intentions and actions. The cartoons also express harsh criticism of President Obama for his Middle East policy and for getting close to the Iranian regime.

Anger At The Obama Administration For Granting Nukes To Iran, And At The U.S. For Getting Close To Iran

“U.S., Iran Getting close: The Great Satan has become the Great Friend” (Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2015)

Obama outlines Iranian nukes (Al-Khaleej, UAE, April 6, 2015)

 

Obama’s “Middle East policy” of lies gives him an Iranian turban (Source: Al-Hayat, London, April 8, 2015)

 

“Iranian nuclear negotiations” Teacher Kerry pleased with Iranian student’s solution (Source: Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 3, 2015)

 

U.S. and Iran carve message of love onto nuclear bomb (Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, April 6, 2015)

 

The Iran-U.S. deal a “surreal marriage” (Source: Akhbar Al-Kahleej, Bahrain, April 6, 2015)

 

The false Iranian-American friendship (Source: Al-Hayat, London, April 6, 2015)

Arab Countries’ Fear Of Iranian Intentions And The Agreement’s Effect On Them

 

“Iran’s nuclear reactors” [gloves read “dammar” (destruction) and “hell”] (Source: Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2015)


A MANIPULATOR OF PUBLIC OPINION A SHADOW PR OPERATION FALL IN HIS OWN TRAP THAKS TO AN HONEST AMERICAN!

04/23/2015

THE RICHARD BERMAN TRAP DOOR EXPOSED AT LONG LAST



Richard Berman’s Front Groups and Projects:

ActivistCash

ActivistCash is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom disguised as a public education resource that denigrates non-profit and activist organizations, especially those critical of the food and beverage industries.

American Beverage Institute

The American Beverage Institute protects the interests of alcoholic beverage retailers like restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys. The group broadly opposes policies that seek to punish or prevent drunk driving.

Center for Consumer Freedom

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a front group for the food and beverage industries that attacks any government regulations or activist campaigns that would affect their profits.

CSPI Scam

CSPI Scam is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom solely dedicated to criticizing the Center for Science in the Public Interest and attacking its research on health and nutrition.

Employment Policies Institute

The Employment Policies Institute opposes government mandates on employers, most notably increases in the minimum wage, on behalf of the restaurant and retail industries.

Interlock Facts

Interlock Facts is a project of the American Beverage Institute that seeks to block nearly all attempts to install interlock ignition devices in cars.

Teachers Union Exposed

Teachers Union Exposed is a project of the Center for Union Facts that spreads false and defamatory information about teachers unions nationwide.

Center for Union Facts

The Center for Union Facts works hand in hand with business interests that oppose unionization of their employees to harass, attack, and undermine labor unions.

Econ4U

Econ4U, also known as the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Literacy, is a joint project of the Employment Policies Institute and the First Jobs Institute that promotes economic information and personal financial advice from a pro-business perspective.

Rotten Acorn

Rotten Acorn is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that spreads negative information about ACORN, the now defunct community organizing group for low- and moderate-income people.

PETA Kills Animals

PETA Kills Animals is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom that smears People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and promotes negative information about the group’s practices. 

Animal Scam

Animal Scam is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom that denigrates animal rights activists and criticizes their advocacy campaigns.

Physician Scam

Physician Sam, also known as PCRM Scam, is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom that disparages the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

SweetScam

Sweet Scam is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom representing the interests of high-fructose corn syrup producers that disputes scientific findings about the nutritional value of syrup and sweeteners.

Rethink Reform

Rethink Reform was a joint project of the Employment Policies Institute and the Enterprise Freedom Action Committee that spent $10 million attempting to derail federal health care reform legislation.

Defeat the Debt

Also known as Debt-clock and US-debt-clock, Defeat the Debt is a project of EPI that issues alarmist warnings about the U.S. national debt and opposes increasing the tax burden of the wealthiest earners.

HumaneWatch

HumaneWatch is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom entirely dedicated to spreading disparaging information about the Humane Society of the United States with the goal of drying up the organization’s fundraising.

Step Up Wyoming

Step Up Wyoming is a project of Teachers Union Exposed that attacks Wyoming’s teachers union and advocates for anti-union legislation.

Labor Pains

Labor Pains is a blog hosted by the Center for Union Facts that promotes negative information about unions.

Employee Rights Act

Employee Rights Act is a joint project of the Center for Union Facts and the Enterprise Freedom Action Committee that advocates for an anti-union bill of the same name.

No Drink Tax

No Drink Tax is a project of the American Beverage Institute that opposes federal, state, and local attempts to increase taxes on alcohol.

Worker Centers

WorkerCenters is a project of the Center for Union Facts that disseminates a message that worker centers are labor union by another name.

Obesity Myths

Obesity Myths is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom that downplays the public health effects of obesity and disputes scientific findings linking obesity to nutrition and diet.

Maternity Pens

Maternity Pens is project of the Center for Consumer Freedom and HumaneWatch that defends the use of gestation crates used by pork producers and criticizes the arguments of animal rights activists.

Vote Our Future

Vote Our Future was a project of the Employment Policies Institute during the 2012 election cycle that sought to build support among young voters for candidates favoring cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

MinimumWage

MinimumWage is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that opposes all federal, state, and local efforts to raise the minimum wage, and promotes misinformation about the consequences of minimum-wage increases.

TippedWage

TippedWage is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that opposes efforts to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees.

Negligent Driving

Negligent Driving is a project of the American Beverage Institute that attacks anti-drunk driving efforts by contending that factors other than drunk driving are responsible for traffic fatalities.

The New Prohibition

The New Prohibition is a project of the American Beverage Institute that attacks government agencies and activist groups opposed to drunk driving by absurdly claiming that they secretly want to revive Prohibition. 

Protecting Bad Teachers

Protecting Bad Teachers is a project of the Center for Union Facts that attacks teachers unions in Newark, New Jersey.

UNITE HERE Exposed

UNITE HERE Exposed is a project of the Center for Union Facts that disparages the service workers union UNITE HERE and accuses the union’s leadership of corruption.

SEIU Exposed

SEIU Exposed is a project of the Center for Union Facts that disparages the Service Employees International Union and accuses its leadership of corruption.

Enterprise Freedom Action Committee

The Enterprise Freedom Action Committee is Berman’s most election-oriented non-profit, and has spent substantial sums of money opposing the Employee Free Choice Act and federal health care legislation.

First Jobs Institute

First Jobs Institute is a non-profit that disseminates industry-friendly economic information and free-market ideology disguised as an effort to promote economic literacy.

Family Coalition

Family Coalition is Berman’s most mysterious group, and appears to exist solely to funnel money to other Berman non-profits.

Humane Society for Shelter Pets

The Humane Society for Shelter Pets complements the work of the Center for Consumer Freedom’s HumaneWatch by encouraging the public to donate to local animal shelters instead of the Humane Society of the United States.

CREW Exposed

CREW Exposed is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom that attacks Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which operates BermanExposed and is a persistent critic of Rick Berman’s corporate fronts.

Bad Idea California

Bad Idea California is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that argues against raising the minimum wage by claiming that a 2013 increase in San Jose’s minimum wage had negative consequences.

Interstate Policy Alliance

Interstate Policy Alliance is a project of the Employment Policies Institute that coordinates with free market think tanks on the state and national level in order to oppose regulations on businesses.

Responsible Limits

Responsible Limits is a project of the American Beverage Institute that claims it is safe to drive with a blood alcohol content lower than .08 and argues that distracted driving is a bigger problem.

AFT Facts

AFT Facts is a project of the Center for Union Facts that disparages the American Federation of Teachers and personally attacks the union’s president, Randi Weingarten, with its “Ask Randy Why” page.

Environmental Policy Alliance

Environmental Policy Alliance is a project of the Center for Organizational Research and Education that attacks environmental advocacy groups and fights against environmental regulation by the government.

LEED Exposed

LEED Exposed is a project of the Center for Organizational Research and Education that attacks the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system and promotes misleading research about the system’s effectiveness.

EPA Facts

EPA Facts is a project of the Center for Organizational Research and Education that disparages the Environmental Protection Agency and claims that environmental regulations will hurt the economy.

Green Decoys

Green Decoys is a project of the Center for Organizational Research and Education that claims several sportsmen, hunting, and fishing groups are actually fronts for environmentalists.

Big Green Radicals

Big Green Radicals is a project of the Center for Organizational Research and Education that attacks environmental advocacy groups, particularly the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, and Food & Water Watch.

Hands Off My Bacon

Hands Off My Bacon is a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom representing the interests of pork producers that celebrates bacon consumption and attacks animal rights activists and public health advocates.

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Experts: Nothing Charitable About Berman’s Front Groups

Charity Navigator, an independent authority on charitable giving, has issued donor advisories against five Berman front groups:

The advisories note that, unlike most charities, Berman’s groups funnel significant amounts of their funds to a single company, Berman’s for-profit Berman and Company, Inc.

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KOCHS MAKING HISTORY WELL THEY REALLY MAKE NATURAL HISTORY UP CHECK IT OUT!

04/19/2015

By – Jim Hightower, Op-Ed

The Koch brothers are buying up museum boards to influence others of their junk climate theories. Isn’t it odd that infamous science-deniers are directing a science museum? 

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Making Science History!

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The Koch brothers are buying up museum boards to influence others of their junk climate theories. Isn’t it odd that infamous science-deniers are directing a science museum?

We’ve all seen those touchy-feely TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams — claiming that some big corporate polluter is nature’s best friend.

There’s a word for such hokum: greenwashing.

Leave it to the Koch brothers, however, to invent a whole new category of greenwashing. Doling out millions of their oil-smeared greenbacks, David and Charles Koch have been buying their way onto the boards and into the exhibits of elite museums of science.

The fossil-fueled billionaires are using the academic and cultural prestige of these establishments to wash their filthy reputations and to spew the self-serving balderdash that climate change is a natural phenomenon, not one caused by polluting profiteers like them.

Astonishingly, David Koch was able to purchase a seat on the decision-making boards of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington.

I know museums are scrambling for money, but come on — an infamous science-denier directing a science museum?

Maybe not for long.

An upstart group is highlighting economic and political forces that shape (or misshape) nature. Called The Natural History Museum, this outfit is outing the Kochs and the other greenwashers invading the public’s science spaces…and invading science itself.

More than merely exposing the invaders, however, this mobile “museum” is recruiting prominent scientists, activating museum staffers, and rallying you and me into a spirited cultural campaign that can oust these hucksters, reject their tainted money, and throw junk science out of our centers of real science.

You can find out more by visiting www.TheNaturalHistoryMuseum.org.

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Bio: National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
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