2020/05/19 2020/05/15-16 2020/05/13 2020/05/10 2020/05/08 2020/05/05-062020/05/01-02 2020/04/29 2020/04/18-19 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2020/05/13Still mostly discussing OIF. Just got through rereading Sasser’s book No Man Left Behind. I had first gotten and read the book within the past few months. Men who were boys in 2006-2007 are now in their late 30s to early 40s. In May 2007 8 people were killed in an ambush of a crater watch on Malibu Road south of Baghdad. The crater was from an IED that had blown a large hole in the road. Watching the crater meant guarding it, trying to keep yet further insurgent activity away from it. It was an unusually fast, highly planned operation which repeated nearly identical activities at about the same time on both parked vehicles. . Three people were taken alive but found dead later, one within a month, the others with the help of an informer after a year. After the grenades blew, the men in the vehicles were shot at. Living victims who managed to get out escaped the burnings of the two vehicles shortly afterward.I was left with a haunting aftermath from reading the book, something that was likely there from the first time I read it, but was more pronounced this second time.. One of the men was a 40 year old with three older kids. He had just gotten back from a stateside visit with them. He was one of two people in the platoon who had premonitions of his own upcoming death. Thus two men in the First Mountain Division had premonitions. Two of the people who died switched places at the last moment with men who otherwise would have been at the high risk area. One of the men was Christopher Messer. The other was James D. Connell. Messer had a premonition bout his legs being blown off. His death occurred on his third anniversary. Connell felt so strongly his time was over he gave one of his military outfits to his brother during his last leave home, and told him he felt he would not be coming back. I met someone from that Division who I felt had a strong aura of death around him. I feel it was the people he had been around in war. Also I was having stronger than normal paranormal connectivity with him, although he indicated he was not conscious of anything. Things like sensing a missing limb lost in an explosion, almost like it was my own. What I feel is that those who are brought into the story are tapping into something extraordinary. I am certainly not the same. It takes you into something soulful. You feel for the Americans as well as for the plight of the many Iraqis who died and suffered. You scratch your head and wonder how things might have been done differently for our soldiers. What decisions could have been made, what other preparations might have helped, what precautions, what strategies, might have had different outcomes. The remaining platoon soldiers themselves identified that “crater watching” with just two Humvees and 8 men was senseless. My opinion is yes, there were higher priorities. It was a mistake to leave them alone out there like that. Obviously there was not sufficient emergency communication and backup prep. The nearby teams didn’t know what was going on; response arrivals were nowhere near in time. The victims were caught so off guard they did not have time to respond. Split second warning systems to the near by command centers were not in place, not that it would have helped. Right before the incident, the teams had been stretching fencing wire along the roads, wire that was ultimately useless and actually a dangerous nuisance here and there including tangling up American military men and tires, both on escape routes from insurgents. The insurgents seem to have cut through the wire to get at the Humvees. The wire didn’t slow the enemy down but slowed down our people. Both in terms of the heavy and often hot labor of putting it up out in the open where they were vulnerable, but also at times when our people were trying to either run or drive for their lives. It seems common sense would have figured this out first. The wire seems to me to have been one wasteful extravagance.The Humvees were attacked shortly before dawn with grenades thrown down both firing shoots into the hulls of both vehicles. The people in the front seats were probably killed on impact. The remaining survivors included a martial artist named Joe Anzak, the gunner at the top of one vehicle, who put up a serious fight, perhaps more than once; he was the one found dead near a river embankment within a month, not too far from the ambush site. There was also a man (Chris Murphy) who tried to run away but was shot at one point and then again while crawling away; he got caught up in the fence wire and was shot yet again to death. The other two (Alex Jimenez and Byron Fouty) who were abducted might have been tortured before their deaths and were found buried near each other in a field over a year later in December 2008.We leave this sad subject to discuss the broader ramifications of the war zone alliances and the far-ranging impacts they have had on our people and systems.In Iraq and Afghanistan, American military persons have worked alongside native groups to try to help both countries pull out of a Saddam dictatorship or a Taliban/Al-Qaeda controlled mess. It is an admirable goal. Many natives from those countries have been brave; many have been killed in very large numbers. When Muslims who have worked with Americans as allies see the negative comments made by various Americans about Islamic groups, it can and probably does put a damper on coalition efforts. More than this, it could be hurtful, making those people feel bad. We need to make clear we need and appreciate our allies, but must remain firm with the extremist enemies. At the same time, working together means negative influences found among certain Iraqi and Afghan allies can impact our military people. One way is the corruption in the native mixed forces, like the IA in Iraq. An opposite effect could occur through gang activity. Crude treatment of locals, like hooting or cat-calling of native women by American men at gates, could be another. Violence as unmitigated violence is another way; torture is another. Wehear about corrupt Iraqi Commandos and Afghan police, but where were the Americans?When I first started the journey into looking into military matters overseas, I believed most of the stories about police abuses here in the USA as well as the torture stories about Abu Ghraib and at our military base in Cuba. In fact, these stories were part of the driving force behind the websites, that along with a dissatisfaction with religious fundamentalism and environmental destruction around the prettiest natural areas around cities and towns. After I started reading more, however, I realized our media can frequently be letting us down; there can be lies and exaggeration. There is another side to the story and we as honest truth-seeking citizens need to be willing and able to hear it. This other side of the story is provided throughout Police Factor and River Gold, along with the more mainstream media’s version of things. Whereas there might be additional guilt and secrets on the part of the military beyond what we hear in the media, it has to be understood within the constructs of the overall situation - American soldiers going through hell, getting hurt, getting killed. The wild stories about white police officer attacks of blacks and torture scenarios might be part of the hype coming from the CRGs (leftist civil rights groups)and Islamic sympathizers who have taken over the media. In other words, there might be additional nuances beyond what either the military or the media has told us thus far. In the first, not enough facts, in the latter, probably too much hype. What we can be assured of are the concrete facts of large numbers of wounded American, British and other allies returning home from nightmarish war zones which left scars beyond skin deep. Our people are often truly shaken and distraught over what they have been through. Any secrets or coverups any of them might have go alongside the grim reality that something terrible happened over there. There are several examples of corruption in the Iraqi and Afghan military and policing groups working with the Americans. The Americans at times - perhaps many times - learned to look the other way. In some cases, Americans might have been dominated. In certain instances, the Americans seem to have turned over captured insurgents to the IA or others for questioning, knowing Geneva Conventions were not being followed. Answers might or might not have been rooted out from such harsh interrogations. The regimes before the Americans got there were brutal, but different in each country. Americans often lump together concerns about Iraq and Afghanistan, but the two were and are very different. There were also a variety of allied groups from other countries at various times, some staying most of the time, others staying a brief time and leaving. NATO operations added to the confusion over who was in charge. Individual countries tended to have their own agendas. Drugs and bad influences, however, could have run across both sides. For one thing, apparently a large number of gangs might have been represented in the American military at least in Iraq. If drugs were entering our military from a number of different channels and being brought in through gang contacts both from the states and through overseas channels, the problems can still have far-reaching consequences over a decade later. How military people could deal drugs or other illicit operations from their FOBs or stations would require a specialized analysis. One thing to consider are moles. Throwing out a couple of what if examples: a homosexual, under-the-table affair between a leader and his cook, the cook being Hispanic who comes and goes between FOBs. His brown skin and dark hair helps him blend in with the locals. His relative freedom to travel between camps gives him the flexibility to deal drugs between the military and locals. He has inside information from his sexual relationship with the boss; he sells the information to insurgents in a way they know when and how to best attack. Another example would be an old insidious network of Vietnam War military elders who turned sour in that war and have been messing with the American system from within ever since. Some of these were still around at least up through the mid part of the Iraq and Afghan wars by the Americans. One way they went bad could have been through drug networking and some kind of weird mind control from the Vietnamese and Chinese, perhaps from abductions and POW situations, perhaps just working alongside them. This insidious networking could even be carried on through the children of original American Vietnam veterans who also join the American military. This could be one place some Americans feel Uncle Sam is working against them. People can be bullied over drugs in a number of ways. One way is through exploiting the hooks - the addictions. Another way is through various forms of intimidation and contemptuous abuse. People can be blackmailed directly, like over fear of ruining a person’s reputation and job future. So someone in the military who has something at stake would not want it to get out he’s an addict and that he has been doing some things. But a doped up person also is more vulnerable to verbal and other forms of abuse and rapes. It can be a downhill slide with self-esteem increasingly eaten away at, making it harder to have the will to confront the attacks or to reach out for help. The will to try to pull out can become harder the more the addict is treated like scum by the people exploiting his or her addiction. in addition, he might be treating others like scum in his more assertive moments. It is a downward spiral - the worse you treat others, the worse you feel about yourself; in addition, the more you feel like a weakling from abuse, the sicker you feel. Whether you are taking it or giving it out, you feel bad. The possibility that military related corruption follows a person into civilian life should be considered. If people from a company or platoon have old secrets, they might be trying to suppress people stateside. It could follow people into so-called counseling and disability centers, and anywhere else. Addicts or disabled persons could be more likely targets, but so could a variety of military persons. By understanding that American leadership encouraged the average soldier to work alongside Iraqis and Afghans who often were violent and corrupt (although there were and are good ones) can help us understand part of what the secrets and the fears could be about. The other is to understand that for what people were dealing with in the overseas war zones, the rate of pay was low for most entry level military persons. This alone can lower morale, spur a sense of futility and cynicism, and encourage corruption. It can cause people to reach out for fast, big bucks in illegal drug sales or make people more receptive to bribes from the enemy. If morale is particularly low, this sort of thing would be more likely. Some of the issues can be racially linked. Some, not all, minorities might feel an affinity with brown-skilled peoples and their plight overseas to the point they try to help them out. Some whites might have low self-esteem in the weakness that leads to surreptitious activities. Part of it might be impatience with lower pay rates, having come from nicer homes and lifestyles, so not satisfied with military pay. Whatever the case might be, we need to be alert to these matters. There are a lot of good, honorable and stable military people, but some of the more serious problems in the military, including with retired veterans, require everyone working together. We cannot easily divide things up into civilian and military, but need to see it as a whole. Military issues are everyone’s concerns. Some of our concerns need to be for our disabled and homeless. We do need to be sensitive to racial issues. Whites in minority dominated areas or departments might be being slighted or given the run around just as much as blacks or other minorities might be given those attitudes in all-white arenas. A white walking around disabled and under the influence in parts of New Mexico, Hawaii or all-black neighborhoods could be a pitiful target for all kinds of abuse, everything from theft to beatings, rape and murder. Such also can be the case if a minority walking around is targeted by malicious whites.But things are usually more complicated in that it can be someone of another race who steps up to the plate to help a person in trouble. There are racially mixed buddies in the military, each who helped the other survive in battle. It can almost be like family or soul brothers/sisters. It is also possible people can be two things. In one scene, they help their buddies despite race; back stateside, they resume membership in racially divided gangs or neighborhoods. They might come step out of the the gang world once in awhile to help an old military buddy of a different race, religion or life persuasion. People can compartmentalize when their loyalties are on and when other priorities are. You can have the same person weaving in and out of a complex belief and loyalty system.If you know of a disabled veteran with an addiction issue, know that he or she could be having problems from old military networks; from so-called rehab or counseling centers; from support groups for disabled people; from bureaucratic red tape in the military as well as civilian government. There can be racial issues that include who is on the streets where he walks around, the homeless shelters where he sleeps and stands in line; the person can be getting roughed up because of his race. It can be inside the residential home where he lives with an abusive person, like spouse, drinking or military acquaintance. It can be about who answers the phone at the VA medical center, or who is at the front desk when he walks in for therapy. It can be about who is in the back rooms working on his paperwork. He could be getting brush-offs, having to stand in long lines, or being put on year long waiting lists. So-called friends or lovers could be exploiting his paychecks. He could be being intimidated or influenced by drug dealers or fellow addicts. Some of these people could be linked to old military problems, or they could be new people in his life. Some sensitivities could be related to how some military leaders talked to their subordinates, like in a loud, demeaning manner in an atmosphere of one-upmanship. This might add to a sense of built-in tension long after the original loud-mouths are out of their life. They also might have a tendency to get loud themselves when under stress. People with PTSD on top of addictions and disabilities or poor health could be particularly prone to mistreatment.Addictions make all other problems that much worse. Run-arounds might make comparatively simple problems seem daunting to the point a person gives up trying. Low grade counselors or treatment centers might make problems worse in a number of different ways.2020/05/10Religion and the Battle of Wills; Hypnagogic/Driving 2015 Psychology Today article Fundamentalist Christianity and Child Abuse: A Taboo TopicMore added to No Honor, No CountrysectionReligion can come at us in a hypnagogic manner through induced brainwave shifts and psychological drivingHere is an excellent article from Psychology Today which I will excerpt in full, but I will start with the finale of it and then add the earlier material he presents as an exemplifying backup to the concept. His finale - his conclusions - are the most important thing for fundamentalists to walk away with. The other material serves as real world examples.Psychology Today2015/11/19 Fundamentalist Christianity and Child Abuse: A Taboo Topic. A former fundamentalist minister speaks out. By David N. Elkins Ph.D.https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-dimension/201511/fundamentalist-christianity-and-child-abuse-taboo-topicExcerpt: Finale and ConclusionsFor me, growing up in a fundamentalist religion was not all bad. I believe most fundamentalist Christians are loving, kind, and well-intentioned. But fundamentalist religion has a way of causing even good people to believe and do bad things. Our children need and deserve the best we can give them. Fundamentalist religion can damage their minds, emotions, and souls. Parents in fundamentalist religions should examine their religious beliefs and think deeply about what they are doing to their children. A good friend of mine says, "If your religion causes you to do bad things, then you should reexamine your religion."I am 70 years old. I grew up in a fundamentalist church, attended a fundamentalist college, and became a fundamentalist minister. My parents were very loving. My ministers were good, kind men. My professors were sincere and compassionate. The problem was their fundamentalist religion. I was taught that women were second class citizens, that homosexuality was an abomination to God, that members of other world religions were going to hell because they were not Christians. My church taught that God loved me, but I was afraid of him. As a child, I was so afraid of going to hell that I became depressed when I was 12. While my friends were outside playing that summer, I stayed in my room, overwhelmed by worry about my eternal salvation. Even later, after I became a minister, my biggest fear was that I might think, say, or do something that would cause me to go to hell. Today, when people ask me if I believe in hell, I say, "Yes. I was there for several years."Bulk of Article with Finale and Conclusions left intact at end as originally written An American child is dying at home. The parents are members of a Christian sect that does not believe in modern medicine. They pray fervently but the child grows worse and dies. "It was God's will," says the father. The mother agrees.A 5-year-old boy said a dirty word. His Christian father spanks him with a wooden paddle. The paddle leaves welts and bruises. "Spare the rod and spoil the child," says the father, quoting the Bible.Jimmy is bright and sensitive. He loves to go to church and sit in the front pew with the other kids. One Sunday morning, the preacher talks about hell. He says, "Sinners will burn forever in the fires of hell." On the way home from church, Jimmy asks his parents, "What's a sinner?" His mother says, "It's a person who does bad things." His father adds, "It's also people who don't believe in Jesus." Jimmy asks, "Will they really burn forever in hell?" His father says, "Yes, that's what the Bible says." Jimmy is only eight years old. From then on, his biggest worry will be that he might go to hell and burn forever.Kristy is eight. Her father leads the congregational singing at church. "When I get big, I want to lead the singing just like Daddy," Kristy says. Her mother tells her, "You can serve God in many ways but only men can lead the singing." Kristy says, "Why?" Her mother says, "Because God doesn't want women to usurp the authority of men." Kristy says, "Oh, I didn't know that."Mary is 15. She's gay. She wants to date other girls but knows her church would not approve. Her pastor seems like a kind man, so she talks to him about her dilemma. He listens and then says, "Mary, I'm your pastor and must tell you the truth: homosexuality is an abomination and you must never give in to those impulses." Mary doesn't know what to do. She feels hopeless. She falls into a deep depression. Four months later, she kills herself. I am 70 years old. I grew up in a fundamentalist church, attended a fundamentalist college, and became a fundamentalist minister. My parents were very loving. My ministers were good, kind men. My professors were sincere and compassionate. The problem was their fundamentalist religion. I was taught that women were second class citizens, that homosexuality was an abomination to God, that members of other world religions were going to hell because they were not Christians. My church taught that God loved me, but I was afraid of him. s a child, I was so afraid of going to hell that I became depressed when I was 12. While my friends were outside playing that summer, I stayed in my room, overwhelmed by worry about my eternal salvation. Even later, after I became a minister, my biggest fear was that I might think, say, or do something that would cause me to go to hell. Today, when people ask me if I believe in hell, I say, "Yes. I was there for several years."I left the ministry and church years ago. My life since then has not a bed of roses. I miss the relationships. I miss the respect of my family, most of whom are still members of that fundamentalist church. I miss the security of thinking that I had everything figured out. I do not miss the fundamentalist doctrines that made women second class citizens, that told me gays and lesbians were going to hell, that caused me so much anxiety and depression as a child, that hung over me like a dark cloud even as a minister in my 20s.For me, growing up in a fundamentalist religion was not all bad. I believe most fundamentalist Christians are loving, kind, and well-intentioned. But fundamentalist religion has a way of causing even good people to believe and do bad things. Our children need and deserve the best we can give them. Fundamentalist religion can damage their minds, emotions, and souls. Parents in fundamentalist religions should examine their religious beliefs and think deeply about what they are doing to their children. A good friend of mine says, "If your religion causes you to do bad things, then you should reexamine your religion."2020/05/08On Sasha Krause Case (see Notes News for this same day)Goosebumps again: As described in more detail on River Gold, from time to time, I experience goosebumps over people who are deceased. For whatever reason, Sasha Krause is one of them. These are the questions that come to mind: Is it an actual encounter with a spirit and the spirit is making a connection with me, like is she trying to tell me something people might not know about her case? In addition, is she trying to warn me in one way or another as to something going on against women? Beyond this, is there a connection during the moments of her experience of her death or at other times of her life (sort of a no-time zone); Are some souls more evolved or awake so as to be able make these connections; Is there a point of resonance for some reason, like do we share something in common? Whatever the case might be, I had goosebumps while first writing this piece about her earlier. While editing this afternoon for clarification, the goosebumps have started up again tremendously. In fact, my whole body is covered with them. This suggests to me the person might be alive and awake as a spirit. I had written earlier that perhaps there is something around keys, like inside a building near the abduction site, although it could just as well be she dropped them on the ground after getting them from inside a building, maybe there was something near where her keys were in the building before she went out to her car. Make sure to check out her earlier Texan situation before she came to Farmington either for links to this case or something else; double-check the killer’s links to Mennonites in his branch of the family; try to get him to open up more as it might provide insights into problems with Mennonites or military, even if he was not actively Mennonite. Maybe something is going on in the military. There are signs in other cases there is. Keep always top-of-mind awareness of any links between military and crimes involving women, including rapes and murders. Apparently a rape is possible in this case, as her underwear and Mennonite head cap were found with the killer and listed as theft. Why would a 21 year old white nice looking male be emotionally wound up enough to display such aggression toward a white female five to six years older (although she did not seem to look that old)? Are there drugs involved, old unresolved anger toward Mennonites, clashes between Mennonite clans, abusive sexual tendencies among his own family? Although apparently he didn’t steal anything of monetary value, does he feel the Farmington Mennonites have money, so is there any resentment over that?Although River Gold has not covered Mennonite sexual abuses in particular, two other religious sectors, that of Dominionism and the Quiverfull movement, cover the more extreme forms of Christian fundamentalism and what can go wrong. Secretive, oppressive groups with strong gender and sexuality controls can become sexually abusive. Perhaps the young man came from an abusive Mennonite clan with repressed rage toward women or a pent up, unhealthy sexual attitude toward them. I am sorry this terrible thing happened to Sasha. I am sorry for the grief felt by those who cared for her. When I do sense her earlier situation, and pick up a small part of the episode involving her demise, I send in healing energy.2020/05/05-06The main points from yesterday’s discussion are:1A brief, non-comprehensive section on Iraq has been included on Police Factor because we need to make correlations between overseas war activities and policing. It involves heightened awareness of the widespread presence of veterans in our society and also how many of the problems in war zones are here with us stateside if we learn to recognize the symptoms. 2. Veterans cannot be stereotyped; we have both functioning and non-functioning ones after their wartime experiences. Functioning ones can have PTSD while holding down jobs and taking care of families and self; veterans often go on into the policing and national security systems, including FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and various corporations, private training, consultation and security services, colleges, mechanics, writing and more. Some veterans with disabilities wind up more productive than the average citizen. Many volunteer and share their knowledge, experience and insights with society, becoming true assets and allies to the general public. Other veterans, sometimes through no fault of their own, have PTSD which prevents life-sustaining endeavors. Coupled with physical ailments, disabilities and substance abuse, they are often the people you see homeless and violent. Inebriated and drug-ridden veterans are among some of the most challenging for both the police and the general public. We are seeing a growing number of veteran-related criminal incidents. Some of the crimes are isolated incidents, others are ring or network-related, but even the isolated ones might have a military culture component. Keep your eye on what might be happening around veteran mechanics.3. Non-functioning veterans include both disabled, economically challenged and chemically dependent ones as well as those who have turned to crime as a way of life after their war-time experiences. 4. Substance dependency and abuse often requires high level intervention which includes medical treatment by competent staff able to handle medical emergencies which can occur when a person is drying out, as well as secured isolation from substances. Withdrawal symptoms are often understood in general, but not to the point that people truly realize the precarious medical emergencies that can result from immediate complete withdrawal. Once the person gets off substances, his body can go into life-threatening types of shock that can develop into further complications or death. This means people not only need to dry out, they need doctors with ER capabilities around. Addicts often need to be in a competent facility, not just at home or off by themselves somewhere. 5. Crime from veterans can include theft, porn or other ring-related crimes against women, including domestic violence, savagery and killings; the term ‘savagery’ is used here to express the idiosyncrasies of some veteran-related murders of women; are they bringing it in from military culture and/or from contact, including working alongside, Iraqi, Afghanistan and other non-American groups overseas? Have Iraqi, Afghanistan, non-American Hispanic, Latino and African cultural tendencies infiltrated our military training and leadership? 6. There can be a culturally driven bias toward women which includes widespread antagonism, using course language to discuss women, wanting to be in charge and acting out with and over women who are more egalitarian. We need more male veterans to step up to the plate to counter the hostility and violence toward women, and also to counter the hazing and sexual abuse toward fellow men. 7. Sex Abuse, Steretypes: Veterans and others who wind up on the streets or hang out in bars can become victims of rape and abuse, regardless of gender or age. Male victims of sexual abuse have been on the rise for years; it’s often a hidden problem that is not properly addressed by policing and social service agencies either in terms of responsiveness nor prevention/protection-sensitivity. There are increasing numbers of news stories about male and female rapes inside the military. Someone on dope or booze can be open prey to theft, beatings and sexual abuse. Veterans are often targets in a variety of ways, including as sex objects from women who hit on them, from male and female prostitutes, anti-American types, or for being stereotyped as far right extremists. Women veterans might have to deal with yet other stereotypes, including “jock” or “different.” They might not get their victimization issues handled properly if they were raped from inside the military or by combatants during overseas operations. 8. Racial issues can and do occur as both discrimination and reverse discrimination. Who is manning the street level screening desks? Who is answering the phones? Veterans as well as other can be racially discriminated against or targeted on any side of a racial line. Sometimes the whites themselves are doing something wrong in these offices: white women from far right church organizations might be applying an extension of their beliefs on other white women, just because they are “one of us sinful women who need discipline and direction.” So if you are a fairly liberal white woman entering this arena, your rights might be violated in yet another way separate from an all-black or Hispanic one. If you are a white male, you might be particularly targeted by blacks, Hispanics or tribal groups linked to the SPLC, ACLU or any number of organizations who at some point or another have ties with Islamic or La Raza extremists. 9. Infiltration: Running alongside real problems such as those listed above can be ones of infiltration by the same groups messing with our news and politics. Civil rights related issues can be inflamed by activists with very real enemy connections and virulent anti-American agendas. This makes it hard to tell the real problems from the exaggerated or made up ones. Real rapes get mixed in with anti-American truthslayers who want money from lawsuits and bad press for the United States, and to go after American military and political leaders to knock them out of the playing field. This includes creating distractions, confusion and chaos in the process. Real rape victims, and victims of other forms of abuse and violence, might go by the wayside while news stories based on false assumptions and information take the limelight. While some media writers are legitimate and in turn are not adequately applauded or become victims for their efforts, the ones who are media yappers do damage to the military and individuals inside it; this breaks the military ability to trust the general public. Veterans have been warned about who to talk to and what to say, and often are on guard. This can and does to lead to secrecy and a divide between “active military”, “veteran” and public. Part of it is legitimate self-protection because media yappers can cause all kinds of problems, but part of it is a club mentality and secrets that harbor unresolved problems. Some questionable operations have not been fully disclosed to the public. Veterans as individuals get caught in the middle of all this. 10. Overseas and stateside incidents can and often do have parallels. Some of the antics played on the American military in places like Iraq and Afghanistan are happening here in the country. This includes non-American victimization stances to get the American government/military to pay money and apologize for real or exaggerated wrongs. One of the lessons we are learning is that history repeats itself as the same antics show up over and again, if we learn to spot the tendencies. This means making correlations between military experiences and stateside ones. It’s critical to a whole-brained and integrated strategy for problem-solving. This includes police investigations. Some things that don’t make sense in one context at the local level start to come into focus when we see it was happening overseas during military campaigns. We must be able to connect the dots in these matters, and we need military people and their stories to help us do it. Gaining a familiarity with modern war zones written by both civilians and military persons can help strengthen police work. Police investigators who have a background in investigating veteran-related crimes need to come together and share insights; combat veterans need to be part of the civilian investigating teams in these matters.2020/05/01-02In general, a few concepts:Using caution with certain Jews, recognizing the possible problems but also including their insights and voices on the Islamic Extremism section. WE CANNOT PLAY BALL WITH CHINANeed a cosmopolitan approach regarding freedom loving valuesStop the banter that divides us, but call a spade a spade Environmental + Church/State Separation + National Security Top Priority = the New Old RepublicanBreak up the Tribal/Federal NexusHere are some things to remember about China: by and large, it’s not the people, it is the government. The government is a tyrannical system which oppresses its people. Americans need to put tempting economic ploys from or with China aside. We cannot really have a win-win situation with them. China does not play ball with other countries or its people. Also likely some games involving Russia now in which the two countries are more in collusion than people realize. China might be wanting to dominate the areas it is supposedly “bringing economic opportunity” to. During COVID-19, a number of activist groups are working to draw people up against China and Islamic radicalism besieging this nation. Why? Why not just focus on the impact of COVID-19 and drop this other “nonsense” which to some seems banal and inappropriate in contrast with human life, deaths and the impacts on the economy. Why keep eschewing the old battles over turf when other things are at stake?First, China has not proven itself an ally; the rabbit is out of the hat. Most of us already knew, felt threatened, but COVID-19 brought the truth out to the limelight. We have also learned how dependent we truly are on them.Second, Islamic radicalism’s dark side has come out even more, as imams the world over spread further hatred, lies and threats over COVID-19. This includes threats of spreading the disease through infected Islamic victims and sending biowarfare at Americans and their western allies. Islamic radicalism intensified its cruelty and hatred during these sad times; they did not step up to the plate to try to ameliorate or help.The groups China almost magically starts doing business with in a country like ours might be insiders with an earlier history of subversive activity with China. It is likely that mainstream members of a country are not aware of old historic ties. It might link with old CRGs (civil rights groups) and drug dealers with a Communist/leftist approach. Many Americans still don’t fully understand the problems associated with this particular leftist orientation. They think it is just liberal. It is more than liberal, it is something beyond moderate secularism. This problem was with us during Vietnam and is one reason we did not do well. We had leftists in the country messing with things while our soldiers were at war in horrific conditions. That same problem is still with us today. It was happening while our soldiers were in Afghanistan and Iraq; there were a bunch of yappers in the media and civil rights groups marches and demonstrations dividing us up and weakening us from within while our military people died and suffered brutal injuries overseas. The CRG yappers need to be yanked at their core from this point forward.It is possible that trade agreements made recently with China which privilege certain groups, almost out of the blue, almost magically, might in fact connect with that old CRG problem - civil right groups with a particular type of leftist orientation who link up with cartels, terrorists and other anti-American types all over the globe. One way it can be getting in the door, is through any particular minority group which has had influence over the years in that direction. Although a minority group like the Navajos might not come across as particularly leftist, as Navajos are quite spread out and diverse, a common theme can be the CRGs. This can also connect with yet other minorities as part of a group theme, everybody kind of on the same page in their overall dissatisfaction with the United States and working surreptitiously with dangerous groups who would just love to take out and over the USA. This is an old problem that has only gotten bigger.So while there are many good and nice Navajos, well-meaning, gifted, bright, hard working, capable individuals, the Navajo Nation as a whole might be one such group the broader CRG movement has hooked into. With that leftist connection, we can have an enemy within. And the Navajo Nation leadership might not be savvy enough, not moral nor ethical enough, to hold its own against a monster like China. So this could be a dangerous “Letting Dracula in the Door” situation. What better way to slip an enemy in than through a large remote desert tribe of the Southwestern United States? China might see it as comparable to colonizing Mexico. China might not have any more respect for the American Southwest than it does desert regions and other vast regions of Mexico.Although it might seem innocuous enough - just an agricultural trade agreement - likely there are yet further issues surrounding this subject that we are not aware of. It is therefore likely we should not be doing further business with China, but should back out and off and do business strictly with our proven allies. We should help our real allies and ourselves get stronger. The Navajos might not realize how dangerous China truly is and could be selling their souls to the equivalent of a devil in projecting any business ventures, agriculture or otherwise, with China. Once Dracula is in the door, the entire country might be in danger. The Navajo Nation leadership, already with a corrupt track record, might not be ethical or mature enough to handle national security issues. They might not be on alert sufficiently, and might cater to China too much without our full awareness once the process gets started. The tribal groups as a whole do not have the broader interests of the United States at heart; the Navajos have consistently proven themselves over the years to be mostly about Dineh. They even have billboards to that effect - Buy Dineh, Sell Dineh. NAPI has a reputation for being Dineh-centered, not really treating non-Dineh applicants well. All over the general area, not just on Navajo grounds, they have proven themselves to hire themselves above others, without following federal Equal Employment guidelines. The tendency seems to be to hire Navajo first, then brown and black second, with whites not on their list of priorities. This is counter to a truly cosmopolitan approach which includes all races. Navajos, with a bitter attitude toward history, are in constant payback mode to the whites. There are often hostile or troubling undercurrents that go beyond hiring practices but into daily life and social interactions. This old historical grudge tends to encourage a sense of competition and domination/submission. Although not true with all Navajos, as each individual is different, it tends to seen and felt more than the Navajos and their allies would care to admit.We need to have a truly cosmopolitan approach to politics and economics these days. Groups like the Navajos, with a Dine preference, are not truly working with the mainstream public, but are acting only for their own interests. Cosmopolitan people get past the racial differences by not trying to out-compete each other over race and historical grudges. They realize we have bigger issues at hand, like mutual national security.True diversity includes a cosmopolitan approach in which we are all on the same page about equal rights, fair opportunity for all, and we are not dividing up over race. No one group is trying out-play or dominate the other group by low grade discrimination or reverse discrimination practices. We realize we are in it together.The lessons of history are that we don’t want to make the same mistakes. By holding onto grudges and pet peeves, the Navajos might not be the best people to honor all Americans, without using gang-like hierarchies in which only tough top dogs win out the other people. With their large family networks, interacting with tribes can feel like dealing with one large gang. Tribes should not be working as large corporate conglomerates. Unfortunately, the Navajo Nation has started to look and feel exactly like a slippery business entity. For one thing, they have sucked in millions and millions of dollars in civil rights types of lawsuits. Americans as a whole need to stop feeding this monster growing in front of us. With a Dineh-first atittude, the Navajo Nation cannot be trusted in their operations with China, Russia, South America, Mexico or the cartels. They have not done a good job in handling their own tribal dysfunctions, like alcoholism, drug abuse, severe domestic violence and tribally related child sexual predators. They often leave their drunks and addicts on the streets wandering around begging and looking sad and sick; what little social services are around in a border town largely get consumed by the Navajos, and the street level screening staff (often minorities) at these places have a Navajo-first attitude, even if their white managers perch somewhere in the back rooms. Obviously there are Navajos who are not drunks who keep jobs and progress well in life, but they don’t seem to turn around and help their own troubled addict tribal members. We still see these pitiful looking people on the streets both on the Reservation and in our border towns. The Navajos don’t do a good job of taking care of their own, so how can we possibly expect them to take care of the rest of us in a potentially compromising situation with a monster like China, radical Islam or violent, drug dealing cartels?Please do your part in standing up to this growing menace of the Navajo Nation. Take a small piece of the pie of suggestions listed below - or something else you can think of -and transmute your own research input into facts and figures. Together, our research can help us combat this menace. This includes the money-sucking lawsuits coming out of the Navajo Nation and their co-conspirator, Hector Balderas. Balderas and his equally corrupt staff in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces are a largely Hispanic and tribal sympathizing operation in which only Hispanics seem to answer the phone. Balderas is using his position of power in the state of New Mexico to operate like other lawsuit grabbing civil rights connected groups all over this nation. New Mexico is a weak link in the United States. Many of the people in the state are fighting our country tooth and nail, not working with the rest of the nation to help make us all stronger. New Mexico has yet to learn th cosmopolitan approach which gets diverse people to work on the same page for national security and mutual economic strength. Many of the minorities in the state have the old Vietnam civil rights movement mentality, the mentality that linked the CRGs with many dangerous groups abroad.Unfortunately, Trump talked a big game but he is really weak; he is caving into some things that are very dangerous for our country’s safety and well-being. Although there have been some positive gains here and there, Trump is not a quality entity. When he fully caves in, he could drop the ball even further than he already has. The Coronavirus issue could have been done better by a more competent presidency.I think we need a better Republican candidate for the President, but the answers for true national security will come from the Republicans, not the Democrats. The Republicans as a whole have been more alert to national security issues than the Democrats. There has been more gritty, realistic and grounded common sense coming from more Republicans than Democrats. The Republicans have a better feeling for the most sinister problems at hand. They are more in tune with what is really going on, and as a whole have much sounder ideas for solutions. They are calling a spade a spade in terms of who our real enemies are and what needs to be done to counter them. They are looking radical Islam in the eye, for one thing, and are correctly identifying the problems with free-wheeling and often dangerous Hispanic groups creeping over our borders without compunction.The Democrats have too many people linked to that old CRG leftist thing that has worked like acid on our country for decades. More Republicans have spotted this problem and have tried to fix it than Democrats. However, we need to see better environmental orientations from the Republicans and protection of our wilderness areas. We need to protect ground water and rivers and streams for wildlife and smaller agricultural settings. Fracking with regular oil and gas once both enter into these remaining pristine spaces is disgusting, destructive and terrifying. Recent activity in Colorado’s remaining pristine areas is an example of this. We need to leave those places alone. Fracking is extremely hard on the environment and there is no real guarantee that the protected layers under the earth are really that secure for either short or long term. Many Republicans don’t have a good grip on the dangers of fracking, because so many of them are linked to big oil. It is a lie to suggest fracking is non-damaging, no matter how much the companies try to convince us otherwise. Fracking companies also are very sneaky and secretive with the American public; it’s like having a shadow group among us. We cannot really trust these shades who run around in unmarked vans as they sneak their way up and down our highways and through our city streets. It’s OK to be an environmentally practical, church-and-state separationist Republican. Wise Republicans will see fracking for what it actually is - an environmental and health hazard. There are other ways to make money. Back to the Navajos: please vote for political leaders who will see through the games and problems associated with tribal groups becoming like large corporate conglomerates and cartels. Together we can dismantle the old historic federal-tribal nexus and send th tribal members on their way, hopefully to put the past behind us so they can finally integrate with the broader American community - for the good of all. If they want to stay separate as “tribal”, they can do it on their own time and their own dime. Keep the federal government out of it.Suggestions in dealing with the Navajos - not a comprehensive list; border town means a city or town along the Navajo Reservation in this scenario.•China - NAPI agricultural trade agreement relations /Trump signed agreement 2020 January; watch for hidden or overt Russian/Chinese complicity in such agreements; review what has already happened between China, Latin America and Germany in economic development agreements (ie, railroads); research the history of FBI and other investigations into NAPI•Navajo Nation second largest tribal group in nation•Civil Rights Groups - links to ACLU, SPLC and more •Civil Rights oriented lawsuits - big bucks to Navajos - Attorney General Hector Balderas has been in on some of this•Cartels on and off the Navajo Reservation •Corrupt Navajo Nation political leaders •Links to Mexico and Latin American countries; acknowledge the various tribal-Hispanic links•Links to Russia; some of it could be coming in through Latin American cartels ••Old Vietnam Era civil rights theme across all minority groups, including Navajos. •Big bucks corporations - Navajo Reservation. Identify the list of all major corporations associated with the Navajo Nation. Identify tax exempt statuses if and when applicable. Identify Reservation businesses and revenues.•Acknowledge racial and religious diversity among Navajos•Become familiar with decades worth of drug busts on the Reservation and in border towns associated with the Navajos; identify trends and tendencies, key players, etc.•Secrets - drugs, alcohol, family abuse secrets (including incest), connections to anti-American groups•Historically driven anger with USA for Europe’s conquests starting in the 1500s and 1600s•Some tribes believe in prophecy of taking back the lands, united tribes vs. USA; some tribes might see themselves at war with the USA•Mormon, Catholic, Protestant - Navajo sexual abuses; problems with incest and child predators•Where Navajos have gained a majority status in jobs in border towns, identify if they are following Federal Equal Employment Guidelines or if they are showing Navajo hiring practice as a rule of thumb•Monitor communications, mail carrier and banks in border town for possible national security threats by minorities with anti-American agendas; ••Watch for targeting of whites who speak out among police officers and related policing agencies; understand gangstalking; identify various forms of bias in policing systems which could prevent people from getting help in minority dominated arenas, including gender biases across all races•Make correlations between what the American military has learned in places like Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan over the years and how minorities linked to anti-American groups think and operate; be prepared to watch for common tendencies; understand things like stealth jihad and leftist habits in these matters•Make correlations between bullying or rude treatment (ie, being called names like “whitey”) by Navajos and Hispanics against whites in public schools and what is happening across other platforms; understand how it can happen on public transit or other places where whites are on foot•Understand the possibility or likelihood of a lack of equal-handed support in social services in border towns systems manned at the street screening level by minorities when whites seek assistance•Identify whether community colleges and colleges in New Mexico and other southwestern states are being hit by a minority preference gambit; identify if tribal, Latino, Mexican, African American, Muslim Student Association groups or others are predominant; investigate minority controlled campus security; identify grants and other monies given to minorities, watch for preferential treatment therein; watch for reverse discrimination in advertising/campus course schedules and roadside bulletin boards; Take back our schools!•Break the federal - tribal nexus. Start with the two largest tribes first, then dissolve the smaller ones. Wisest, most prudent course of action at this time. We are fostering the enemy within. Tribes need to be cut loose, all forms of tribal specific welfare and government aid need to be stopped. They are using the government, lawsuits and drug sales to build their coiffures. Various Republicans and others need to get together on this and make it happen.2020/04/29The New Mexico Drugs section: You can now find several entries showing police and judiciary responses to drug trafficking throughout most of the cities in the state. Although not comprehensive, it can provide key indicators as to this level of problem - and New Mexico responsiveness - throughout the state. The Islamic Extremism section has all seen activity in the sense of clear markers as to why we fight the problem, as well as some related additions to possible or likely Media coverups and dishonesty. The Media section needs to be revamped, but for now, entries related to Pamela Geller’s book Fatwa have been placed under her name at the bottom of the Media section, which has grown to two pages. Geller discusses serious problems with media dishonesty throughout her book, and I am attempting to capture these intermittent inserts in a more workable form for future reference, starting for now with the page numbers in the book. Some of the problems she discusses, if true, indicate a nationwide problem with our media that is not only disturbing but dysfunctional. We have to be able to rely on our news for facts so we can make realistic determinations and choices. A sour and flipped media is an unusable and destructive media.Although I have started including so-called “right” or “conservative” media sources here more than previously, it is important we all balance our media with alternative views and cross-referencing. Vetting is hard for most of us and even fact checkers can be messing with us.What has probably happened is that a mix of far left, Chinese, Russian, and Islamic groups have invaded our media. With the big bucks of oil and gas moneyed Middle Eastern groups paying off news groups and reporters, we have a real problem; when groups with strange and far out belief systems and approaches to life are woven in with this, along with Russian and Chinese sympathies and money, we have an even deeper problem. It means the American people are left without a reliable, consistent news stream. It seems likely that good news gets mixed in with bad, but in certain multiple cases, what really happened and how it happened is not getting to us, or we are not receiving a balanced alternative view. In our ignorance, we don’t know how bad it is until some bits and pieces come in as a glimmering of light. Part of the issue is with engine search mechanisms. Certain words and names of people are now being fed toward something other than the thing we are searching for, or toward companies who have co-opted the project to make money off the sales of the books or media while also keeping tabs on who is buying them for current or present hostile operations.The reasons, therefore, more time has been spent identifying various news group concerns voiced by Geller is that these are things we often do not hear about in regular news. These concerns, if not picked out and brought forward carefully, could get lost in the shuffle of internet “noise” - the jumble of many sources and voices. In addition, major money handling companies like Paypal and credit card companies are watching what we buy from whom and making decisions for or against us based on their sponsors or who and what influences them, or who is the CEO of their company, and whether they have gone pro-minority, or any number of factors.There are a group of minority and non-minority people working together to fight these assaults on our freedom; it is thus a cosmopolitan venture for equal rights. However, there are companies operating mostly as a pro-minority space which includes the Islamic extremist jihad and Hispanic counter-American tendencies. It includes those old Vietnam leftist CRGs (civil rights groups) still with us today. Such large corporations are starting to look, feel and smell like a black or brown Stasi operation. They are stacking the deck not only against whites, but also against the white/non-white cosmopolitan groups who work together for western equality and traditions.The old USA for higher standards, then, is now a cosmopolitan mix of various races, including apple pie Americana white traditionalists as well as diverse races from across the globe working together who have made a commitment to American and western standards of freedom.The new Stasi is now a mix of Islamic extremist groups and white and non-white leftists. The leftists are forever seeking a utopia on earth as a space of forced oneness on all humanity “for its own good.” Both working together and independently have an obsessive-compulsive tendency for control and winning at any cost. Things get very petty and ugly in the tit for tats.We simply cannot and must not be lied to in our media. As Americans, we must have higher standards for ourselves. We deserve it. We are worthy of more. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.2020/04/18-19Islamic Extremism - Let’s Get Real: Some things to read and watch for. A new page here on Police Factor which replicates much of that on River Gold, with some recent additions.