OK for Israel to keep out persons such as Omar and Tlaib who may seek harm to Israel? Who vocally support the boycott of Israel? So thinks Israel.
Front runner Democrat Joe Biden posted a tweet meant to criticize the Israeli government’s decision not to admit two anti-Semitic U.S. congresswomen, Omar and Tlaib.
Biden said he is a supporter of Israel but no one should be denied entry into a democratic state over “ideas”. “No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas”, he said.
The Islamic community in Munich issued guidelines on its website that encourage men to assault their wives or female partners if they are “unruly.”
The Bavarian Broadcasting 24 outlet published the shocking report on Saturday, writing, “In the case of a marriage in great difficulty or when the partner is ‘unruly,’ the Islamic Center Munich [IZM] invokes the Koran. Accordingly, the husband should comply with three steps: First, reprimand. Second, separation in the marriage bed. And third, beating.”
Visitors of IZM’s website have been informed about the permissible beating of women for 15 years, according to the Bavarian Broadcasting 24 journalists Sabina Wolf and Joseph Röhmel, who first reported the story.
We are taught that all cultures are equal, that they are all equally valuable. We are told that, despite creating the modern, technological world, western, capitalist, mostly white cultures are no better than Arab, Persian, or Islamic cultures anywhere else.
Welcome to the United Nations where magical thinking like this dominates. It’s what makes it difficult to determine whether the U.N. is a circus or an insane asylum.
Case in point; the U.N. Economic and Social Council voted 40-2 (with 9 abstentions) to single out the state of Israel as the only nation that violates women’s rights. Voting in the affirmative were countries where husbands have the “right” to rape and beat their wives (Saudi Arabia), stone women who commit adultery (Iran), and other Middle Eastern and African states where the unspeakable practice of female genital mutilation is routinely practiced and accepted.
Israel was singled out for allegedly being the “major obstacle” for Palestinian women “with regard to their advancement, self-reliance, and integration in the development of their society.”
Firenze Sage JAJ48@aol.com Let us move the U.N. from NY to Cairo and then de-fund it.
How free are you when others can cut into your body as a young child? Bodily integrity is a basic human freedom.
FGM is overwhelmingly practiced in Somalia. Rep. Illam Omar, from Somalia, probably knows family and others who have experienced the practice.
Ms. Omar was born and lived in Somalia until age ten. Overwhelmingly, 98% of the population in Somalia practices Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Young girls in Somalia are routinely infibulated (female circumcision).
What Rep. Omar thinks of Female Genital Mutilation and other issues matters to plenty of women, voters and people in general. Though illegal in the USA since 1997, it’s a cultural practice common throughout much of the Muslim world. Roughly 100 – 140 million woman world wide have experienced FGM.
When asked whether she condemns the practice Ms. Omar said the question was “absurd”. Omar questioned the question rather than answer. Ms. Omar engaged in non-speak.
“These studies confirmed that FGM/C is a deeply rooted and widely supported practice that is sustained through many cultural justifications that reinforce its continuation.
The three main reasons cited were that FGM/C is a Somali tradition, that it is an Islamic requirement, and that it enforces the cultural value of sexual purity in females by controlling female sexual desires, thereby ensuring virginity before marriage and fidelity throughout a woman’s life.
The studies showed that there is a fear of women “running wild” and becoming promiscuous if they are not circumcised and infibulated. FGM/C is erroneously
seen as a way of complying with the Islamic requirement of chastity and morality, and is also believed to enhance women’s ritual cleanliness to enable them to pray.
The perceived Islamic requirement is a major justification for FGM/C in practicing Muslim communities such as the Somali.”
Aptos Psychologist: What kind of men support FGM? Those men, probably Muslim, who say to themselves ‘it’s always been done, it’s religious tradition and …. it ensures one can marry a chaste woman.’ FGM is all about control of women. Yes — Rep. Illan Omar should answer the question, ‘Do you condemn the practise of FGM?
Competitors? Harvard’s first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, cannot compete with Michelle Obama when they are compared in terms of their skin color and early background. Elizabeth Warren’s story about her percentage of Indian blood does not hold up.
California’s ‘woman of color’ attorney Kamala Harris comes across as strident compared with former first lady Michelle Obama. Though Michelle Obama often appeared angry she also had her garden and tried to improve food options for students per her views.
The Democrat ‘ pack of contenders’ are so similar with respect to ‘open borders’, ‘green agenda’ and free medical care for all who can get into the country. There will be push back. Michelle Obama may be the one ‘woman of color’ who most appeals. Can Miclelle Obama replace contender Joe Biden? Possible.
Elizabeth Warren, one of several women running for President in 2020, faked having Cherokee Indian blood. Later, as an affirmative action applicant Elizabeth was employed by east coast colleges. Elizabeth Warren was Harvard’s first woman of color.
Now Warren seeks to spin the story whether women got a ‘fair deal’ in compensation from Dow Chemical. Warren was paid heaps of money by Dow Chemical to keep compensation to women as low as possible.
Is Warren faking us again?
When Dow Corning faced thousands of lawsuits in the 1990s from women saying they had become sick from the company’s silicone gel breast implants, its parent firm, Dow Chemical, turned to one of the country’s leading experts in corporate bankruptcies: Professor Elizabeth Warren.
Warren, now a Democratic presidential candidate, has never publicly discussed her role in the case. Her campaign said that she was “a consultant to ensure adequate compensation for women who claimed injury” from the implants and that a $2.3 billion fund for the women was started “thanks in part to Elizabeth’s efforts.”
But participants on both sides of the matter say that description mis-characterizes Warren’s work, in which she advised a company intent on limiting payments to the women.
“She was on the wrong side of the table,” said Sybil Goldrich, who co-founded a support group for women with implants and battled the companies for years. Goldrich said Dow Corning and its parent “used every trick in the book” to limit the size of payouts to women. The companies, she added, “were not easy to deal with at all.” ….
A person familiar with Warren’s role who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe litigation strategy said the future senator was part of a Dow defense team that had containing the company’s liability as a goal….
Shortly after The Post contacted Warren’s campaign for comment on this story, a lawyer from Warren’s campaign called Goldrich, the advocate for breast implant victims, to ask her to make a positive statement about the settlement.
“They asked, ‘Could I make a comment about whether the deal was fair? Would I say it was a fair deal? Was it fair?’ ” said Goldrich, recalling her conversation. “I wouldn’t say that.”
Firenze Sage JAJ48@aol.com I can hear it now after denying she worked for Dow.”But I fought for woman from inside Dow” says Elizabeth Warren. What was her salary??
[Court records indicate that Elizabeth Warren was paid $675. an hour while she was a professor at Harvard University earning about $185 K a year.]
Whence the term? ‘Women of color’ is a a self description which four women representatives have taken to self promote their collective image of themselves as victims. They view of themselves as victims of political oppression. Victims of racism. They see themselves as oppressed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by Trump administration policies and by various other entities.
The term ‘colored women’ would be offensive to ‘women of color’. The term ‘colored persons’ has been used by various social justice activists to separate ‘whites’ [of European origin] from everyone else aka ‘colored persons’ [not of European origin].
Thus, according to some persons including these four ‘women of color’ ‘racism’ is built into the very fabric of America. These ‘women of color’ forget — or never learned — that the U.S. Constitution permits major league changes such that women and African-Americans vote and own property.
Usage of color in the English language. It’s true that English language describes various groups as having ‘color’. Examples: Historically we’ve described native Americans as having ‘red skins’ though they don’t have red skins. Currently 9 out of 10 Native Americans support the use of Red Skins as a name for a football team. In the 1940’s the term ‘yellow pearl’ referenced fear of a Japanese invasion of the West coast after Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese.
English references ‘color ‘ in many ways pertinent both to individuals and groups of people. The term ‘black heart’ references morbidity and sorrow. “White hats’ and ‘black hats’ references the good guys versus the bad guys. Tom Mix always wore a white hat for example.
References to black and white in general goes back thousands of years. Take early Judeo-Christian religion. Light refers to what’s good and darkness refers more to evil and that which is bad. The Light of the World, a reference to Jesus Christ, references light as good.
How about black. Are blacks actually ‘black’? Not according to their DNA according to some research. There’s research that one-third of all USA born Afro-American men have some ‘white’ DNA. Ms. Ayana Pressley, one of four ‘women of color’ whom Trump tweets recently (WSJ 7/15/19) is African-American.
What are these ‘women of color’ doing?
These four ‘women of color’ seek to connect their definition of ‘color’ with racism. The world out there is racist per their view and they as victims speak out against all that ‘racism’. Interestingly, they individually and collectively rail against Israel.
What do we know about these four:
Ms. Omar, the only one of the four born outside the U.S. came as a child from Somalia. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican heritage. Ms. Tliab is Palestinian-American and Ms. Pressley is African-American.
What do they say? Racism, racism everywhere and worst in America say these ‘women of color’.
Progressive Democrats and much of mainstream media beat the drums of racism as central and integral to the fabric of America.
They need to broaden their life experiences. Let all these progressives and liberals who are not liberal go live in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, China and Russia for a couple years.
Then come back and discuss their experience of freedom in those countries compared to America.
These four ‘women of color’ whine. And then they dine on the American fruits of freedoms which come only from the U.S. Constitution.
The economy is booming. Jobs are easy to get. People seek freedom.
All a person has to do is get in the USA and disappear for two years before showing up for a hearing. Thousands are picked up daily by the border patrol and sent throughout the U.S.A. See picture above. About 1,000 were arrested May 20, 2019.
Trump is ‘making good’ on a promise to his core supporters prior to his election. Trump has tried other routes — with little support from the courts or congress. So, ‘hit them where it hurts’ i.e., in Mexico’s pocket book. Tariffs on Mexico will start at 5% and escalate.
Looks like avocados from Mexico will cost more.
Immigration and health care costs are likely big issues in the 2020 elections. The now Democrat controlled congress spends little energy on either issue and prefers Trump bashing. And now Trump bashes back.
Research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D. flunks basic professional standards for psychologists –standards related to fabricating data, deceptive statements and sharing research data for verification? Take a look.
American Psychological Standards (APA) standards for psychologists are not put on akin to a business suit for the 8 to 5 day.
For many professionals what they do – whether doctor, lawyer, psychologist becomes interweaved with the essence of who they are as a person and how they interact in general with people.
Read in their entirety, professional standards: expect professionals to show care towards all persons equally and to provide options and ways for persons to respond back. That thinking underlies the professional standards for all psychologists, and all medical doctors. Summed up – do no harm
Concerning the APA standard for sharing research data for verification:
Psychologist Christine Blasey. Ford failed to treat persons equally by a) failing to notify all parties e., President Trump, Republicans, the Judiciary Committee. She, a Democrat, who only notified other Democrats.
Psychologist Blasey Ford failed to provide her Therapist Notes for general inspection by neutral parties. Some stories floating around the Internet say 4 boys were involved and others refer to 2 boys. Most sources say no names are included in the therapist notes.
No highly specific identifiable information is provided i.e., what they looked like, clothing, color of room, how this 15 – 18 year old woman got there or got home (as she did not drive).
What was the Therapist Treatment Goals related to the trauma Blasey-Ford says she supposed experienced 30+ years ago. Diagnosis is the flip side of treatment. If you go to a MD and he/she determines that you have a torn ligament and not a broken leg then there’s one treatment and not another. So what was the diagnosis and treatment goals – if any — as stated in the therapist notes?
Aptos Psychologist opines:
This woman, research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, fails to meet basic professional standards. The standards that all Ph.D. research psychologists are expected to meet. What standards? Read the American Psychological Association standards. Do no harm, take care in all your interactions with people and provide multiple means for feedback are part and parcel of the thinking that underlies the APA standards. Read the specific APA professional standards — and consider in general what they mean.
Research psychologist measure — carefully –small differences using standardized tests in conjunction with careful, thorough behavioral observations and other information. Noticing small differences and recording them and finding commonality in all of the information, i.e., how all the data (standardized test data, various reports from various people, behavioral \observations) fits together. That’s what clinical/ research psychologists excell at doing. That’s what psychologists do best.
Research/ clinical psychologist Christine Blasley Ford, Ph.D. fails to meet basic professional standards.
written by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D. Monterey Bay Forum