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(Philosophy Poem) Do We Ever Learn

Do We Ever Learn

 

Did we learn from life, before we ever knew it

What did we understand, while still in the womb

Did we remember then forget, before our first memory

Were we alive before we remember even being alive

Does our Soul remember all the lessons, not learned

 

With years you look back across time and so many, what if’s

Do we learn from our good times, not just from our bad ones

How many PorcuPine butt’s do we have to run straight into

You ramble a little in life and blessed to see a lot of beauty

Yet for the things we’ve seen how much did we have to miss

 

With age, do we have a lot of old memories, that actually matter

How many great memories did we miss in our days experiences

So many mistakes we all make yet did we not learn from the hurt

The good times we have is always at a cost if we can’t remember

About the time we think we have learned something,  good night

 

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as ‘blatant interference’

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF AL-JAZEERA NEWS AGENCY)

(THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY OF MURDERERS HAS NO CLUE THAT IN A DEMOCRACY THIS IS WHAT A SENATE IS SUPPOSED TO DO, CHECKS AND BALANCES ON THE DICTATORS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY)

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as ‘blatant interference’

US senators backed measure accusing MBS of ordering Khashoggi’s murder, urged end to support for Saudi-led Yemen war.

Jamal Khashoggi was killed on October 2 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul [File: Sedat Suna/EPA-EFE]
Jamal Khashoggi was killed on October 2 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul [File: Sedat Suna/EPA-EFE]

Saudi Arabia has denounced as “blatant interference” a resolution by the US Senate accusing the kingdom’s crown prince of ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and calling for an end to Washington’s military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen.

The Senate’s move last week dealt a new warning to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly signalled his backing for the Saudi leadership even amid a mounting outcry the killing of Khashoggi, a critic of the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the devastating Yemen conflict.

“The recent position of the United States Senate, which has been built on baseless allegations and accusations, includes blatant interference in its internal affairs and the role of the kingdom at the regional and international level”, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, was murdered on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul to obtain documents needed for his planned marriage.

In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Senate approved the resolution condemning Khashoggi’s murder and calling Prince Mohammed – also known as MBS – “responsible” for it.

The senators’ move came after senior intelligence officials from the US spy agency reportedly said that such an operation would have needed the approval of MBS, the kingdom’s de facto leader.

After giving contradictory statements about the whereabouts of Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia admitted that the writer was killed inside its consulate and his body was dismembered. The kingdom maintains that Prince Mohammed had no knowledge of the killing, which Turkey said was ordered at the highest level of Saudi leadership.

“The kingdom has previously asserted that the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi is a deplorable crime that does not reflect the Kingdom’s policy nor its institutions and reaffirms its rejection of any attempts to take the case out of the path of justice in the kingdom,” the Saudi foreign ministry’s statement said.

Yemen war

On the Senate’s Yemen measure, which more broadly attacks Trump’s prerogative to launch military actions, 49 Democrats or their allies voted in favour, along with seven Republicans, while another three Republicans abstained.

Saudi Arabia launched a massive aerial campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels in March 2015, aimed at restoring the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Since then, the US has been helping the Saudi-UAE military alliance with weaponry and logistical support. Until recently, it was also refuelling the alliance’s fighter jets which were responsible for the more than 18,000 raids carried out on the war-ravaged country, which, according to the United Nations is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

More than three-quarters of Yemen’s population – some 22 million people – need humanitarian assistance, while 11 million require dire help in order to survive.

The Senate resolutions cannot be debated in the House of Representatives before January, and are likely be vetoed in any case by Trump.

In its statement, the Saudi foreign ministry said “the kingdom hopes that it is not drawn into domestic political debates in the United States of America, to avoid any ramifications on the ties between the two countries that could have significant negative impacts on this important strategic relationship”.

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Johnson @ Johnson Knew Their Baby Powder Contained Asbestos Since At Least 1957

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Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew Their Baby Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

Jay ConnorToday 12:15pmFiled to: JOHNSON & JOHNSON54.0K624

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In a bombshell report, it’s been revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their baby powder had occasionally tested positive for small amounts of asbestos.

That sound you hear is our collective jaws hitting the floor.

Reuters conducted an in-depth investigation, in which they examined decades worth of court documents and internal company memos, and discovered that Johnson & Johnson knew the talc in their products sometimes contained carcinogen from 1971 to the early 2000’s. This information was not disclosed to the public or anywhere outside of the company.

In a statement, Johnson & Johnson vehemently denied these claims and dismissed them as an “absurd conspiracy theory” that’s “one-sided, false and inflammatory.”

“Studies of more than 100,000 men and women show that talc does not cause cancer or asbestos-related disease. Thousands of independent tests by regulators and the world’s leading labs prove our baby powder has never contained asbestos,” the statement read.

As a result of these findings, Johnson & Johnson lost $39.8 billion in market value on Friday—its worst trading day in over 15 years.

And of course concerned parents and customers had plenty to say about the matter on Twitter:

But for those justifiably outraged, an outright boycott could prove difficult. As Johnson & Johnson has ownership stakes in brands such as Tylenol, Aveeno, and Band-Aid, in addition to assets in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

This revelation serves as the latest blow to the embattled company, which has faced its fair share of turmoil as of late.

In 2017, a California woman was awarded $417 million from Johnson & Johnson after she filed a lawsuit claiming the company’s baby powder gave her ovarian cancer. However, the ruling was eventually reversed after a judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson had no obligation to warn her that their products could cause the disease.

Additionally, earlier this year a jury in St. Louis awarded nearly $4.7 billion to 22 women who sued the company for the same reason. Joining over 9,000 other women who haven taken Johnson & Johnson to court over similar claims.

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(Poem) Our Light Like Our Moon, Is Fading

Our Light Like Our Moon, Is Fading

 

When I was first spanked my eyes did open

Lights of the Heavens I could so easily see

Though dark at home the Sun was bright

At night the Stars shined with glowing light

I never thought about these gifts ending

 

With great night vision I was always blessed

The Sun, Stars and Moon they shined so brightly

Through our studly years we take gifts for granted

Does not life go on as it always has and will

We think ourselves to young to see Old Age Hill

 

Now like our World my days and our Lights do fade

The day grows near that Bombs will block all light

Stars will be hidden like Sun shine during the  night

The Trumpet Blows, we like the Earth will be torched

Man kind, like the Light of our Moon, is quickly fading