Apr 19 2010

On almost every news site, we can see regular requests for money.

I have been operating this site for years without asking for anything but there are now growing, but not huge, costs involved in producing this and so it is that we have a “donate” button to help defray expenses.

No, we won’t have to sell our children to the medical experimenters if we don’t raise $200,000 by next Thursday but as the fat man said, every little bit helps.

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TBR News November 19, 2017

Nov 19 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2017:”We will be out of the country until the end of the month. Ed”

Table of Contents

  • When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work
  • Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple
  • Both GOP and Dems at Fault for Failing Schools, Government
  • America’s Turn toward Empire
  • Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows
  • Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise over ‘enemy’ list
  • Germany replaces US as country with best international image
  • What if Ken Starr Was Right?
  • Our Saudi Allies and Their Cooperation in American Political Fun and Games

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TBR News November 18, 2017

Nov 18 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2017:”We will be out of the country until the end of the month. Ed”

 

 

Table of Contents

  • U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order: CBS
  • Lebanon’s premier Hariri meets President Macron in Paris, says will return to Lebanon
  • Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis an attempt to create regional chaos
  • Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments
  • Oil prices could double if Middle East conflict escalates
  • Germany bans children’s ‘smart’ watches over surveillance concerns
  • The Iranian Mystery Ship: Death from the Sea
  • No Protection for Protectors

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TBR News November 17, 2017

Nov 17 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2017:”We will be out of the country until the end of the month. Ed”

 

Table of Contents

  • Is America Up for a Second Cold War?
  • Next stop, Paris! The strange journey of Lebanon’s Saad Hariri
  • Saudi Arabia’s Incompetence Would Be Comical If It Weren’t Killing So Many People
  • Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources
  • Keystone oil pipeline leaks thousands of gallons of oil in South Dakota
  • Is a military coup against Trump in the cards?
  • A Country, Still Divided: Why Is the Former East Germany Tilting Populist?

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TBR News November 16, 2017

Nov 16 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2017:”We will be out of the country until the end of the month. Ed”

 

Table of Contents

  • Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis
  • More than three years after the demise of the Mt. Gox exchange, its customers still haven’t received a crypto cent. Here’s why.
  • Bitcoin is a bubble, no plans to short-sell: Japan Post Bank CIO
  • US official: Crown Prince Salman ‘behaving recklessly’
  • Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct
  • Saudi Arabia wants to kill the petrodollar – economist
  • Over 48,000 Gulen-linked suspects remanded in custody in Turkey
  • Homeless evictions near future site of Zuckerberg-funded school spark protest
  • Official Government Suppression
  • The Muslim Assault on Germany

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TBR News November 15, 2017

Nov 15 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2017:”We will be out of the country until the end of the month. Ed”

Table of Contents

  • Behind the Saudi Troublemaking
  • Secrecy News
  • Da Vinci auction: Who will pay $100 million for a potential original?
  • The Anatomy of a Fraud

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TBR News November 14, 2017

Nov 14 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2017:” “In Palestine, the first Temple, built by King Solomon, was destroyed by the Babylonians and the second, by Herod Agrippa, was destroyed by the Romans after the collapse of the revolt of 67 AD.

‘The Temple Mount will first have to be cleared off to make way for the new construction,” Jakob Weissberg of the Temple Commission said “and the beginning of the new edifice can then commence.’

Plans for the new Temple have already been approved and construction is expected as soon as all the existing buildings on the site of the former Temples have been demolished and the site prepared.

Geological reports on the condition of the underlying stone have long been completed and all that was remaining for work to commence was the right political atmosphere and the moral support of the United States.

President Trump has personally expressed his satisfaction with this culturally and religiously significant project and indicated that he would be “deeply honored” to attend services when the new Temple was completed.

Mr. Trump has long been seen as a strong and active supporter of Israel and a firm friend of Mr. Netanyahu

Weissberg has stated that construction is expected not to exceed seven months.

The surplus ‘existing’ buildings that are mentioned include the Dome of the Rock mosque and other historically and religiously important Arab constructions.

Why not tear down the Vatican while they are at it and erect a bagel stand in its place?”

Table of Contents

  • Secrecy News
  • The Reverse Midas Touch of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Is Turning the Middle East to Dust
  • Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia
  • Russia accuses US of providing cover for the ‘Islamic State’ militia
  • Behind the Sudden Death of a $1 Billion Secret C.I.A. War in Syria
  • Justice Dept weighs inquiry into Clintons and Uranium One
  • Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light
  • The Vicious Inheritance: Stalin’s Jewish Executioners
  • Opening statements set in conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy
  • Custom Brewed Lifestyle: The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It’s Left Behind

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TBR News November 13, 2017

Nov 13 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 13, 2017:”The words ‘Climate Change’ are bandied about like ‘El Nino’ and ‘Polar Vortex’ and are subject to many varied and often opposing, views. There is a serious climate change for certain. The polar ice caps and global glaciers are melting, raising the sea levels. What is causing this, no one knows. Ideas, theories and lunatic visions abound but no person or agency can state the reasons for this. And as the heavy ice caps melt, the global plates readjust and we have major earthquakes across the planet. In addition to these happenings we also have overpopulation. The reasons for this are known but ought not to be discussed on a site that might be read by children. Overpopulation depletes the food supply, causes eruptions of mindless violence such as mass shootings at schools or churches and eventually, some disease that is endemic in humanity will suddenly become deadly and there will be an extensive die-off of the human population and we can start over again. Interested persons seeking to learn more about this, do not need to listen to the uneducated guessing but, instead, can read Calhoun’s articles on rat population.”

 

Table of Contents

  • What Craziness Is Going on in Saudi Arabia?
  • Bitcoin licking its wounds after losing nearly a third of its value
  • Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core
  • Earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border, leaves hundreds dead, thousands injured
  • Copenhagen Airport shuts 10 gates after threat against Turkish airline’s planes
  • Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over sexual misconduct report
  • Global Warming’s Great Hiatus Gets Another Debunking
  • Ricin: What is it?

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TBR News November 12, 2017

Nov 12 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 12, 2017:” The Essenes, a Judean cult, were an agricultural community that had a communistic approach to their life style. There was a common purse and shared wealth and much, if not most, of the first expressed Christian dogma came directly from the Essenes. Unfortunately, like the Spartans and Zulus who were essentially a military community cult, the agricultural Essenes were male-oriented and homosexual in nature and performance. The Essenes were outlawed by the Romans, and many members were subsequently crucified in a general crackdown under Titus, not because of their sexual practices but because of their political opposition to Roman rule.The small remnants of the Essenes retreated to the Dead Sea area and eventually died out.

The Essenes are discussed in detail by Josephus and Philo. Scholars believe that the community at Qumran that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls were Essenes, that Jesus was an Essene, and Christianity as we know it today evolved from this sect of Judaism, with which it shared many ideas and symbols The Essenes are best known today as the inhabitants from Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were located by Bedouins first in 1947.  It is now known that they were closely affiliated with the Hasidim, a sectarian group that included the disciples of Hillel and Menahem the Essene who left for Damascus in 20 BCE.

The Gospel of John makes references to the disciple whom Jesus loved (John 13:23, 19:26, 21:7, 20), In the text, this beloved disciple is present at the crucifixion of Jesus, with Jesus’ mother ,Mary .

It has traditionally been assumed that the disciple whom Jesus loved is a self-reference by the author of the Gospel, traditionally regarded as John the Apostle.

Aelred of Rievaulx , in his work Spiritual Friendship, referred to the relationship of Jesus and John as a “marriage” and held it out as an example sanctioning friendships between clerics. It has been claimed that it was held by Francesco Calcagno, who was investigated on that account by the Venetian Inquisition in 1550 .

James I of England may have been relying on a pre-existing tradition when he defended his relationship with the young Duke of Buckingham : “I wish to speak in my own behalf and not to have it thought to be a defect, for Jesus Christ did the same, and therefore I cannot be blamed. Christ had his son John, and I have my George.”

In the Gospel of John, the disciple John frequently refers to himself in the third person as ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’.” One might argue that Jesus loved all of his followers in a non-sexual way. Thus to identify Jesus’ love for John in a special way might indicate a sexual relationship. The disciple was “the” beloved. He was in a class by himself. During the Last Supper before Jesus’ execution, the author(s) of the Gospel of John describes how the “beloved” disciple laid himself on Jesus’ inner tunic — his undergarment. See John 13:25 and 21:20. Robert Goss, assistant professor of comparative religion at Webster University in St. Louis, LA, noted that Jesus and the beloved disciple: “… eat together, side by side. What’s being portrayed here is a pederastic relationship between an older man and a younger man. A Greek reader would understand.” On the other hand: Some commentators have suggested that it was a common practice in Judea at that time for heterosexual man to lay his head on another’s undergarment. Such behavior was common between two heterosexuals in an emotionally close but non-erotic relationship during the first century CE.

Morton Smith, of Columbia University reported in 1958 that he had found a fragment of a manuscript which at the Mar Saba monastery near Jerusalem. It contained the full text of Mark, chapter 10. Apparently the version that is in the Christian Scriptures is an edited version of the original. Additional verses allegedly formed part of the full version of Mark, and were inserted after verse 34. It discusses how a young man, naked but for a linen covering, expressed his love for Jesus and stayed with him at his place all night.

Mark 7:14-16 shows that Jesus approves of homosexual acts. The critical phrase reads: “There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him…” Jesus gave great emphasis to this teaching, directing it to everyone.

Mark 14:51-52 describes the incident when Jesus was arrested by the religious police. It describes how one of Jesus’ followers was scantily dressed. The King James Version says he had a linen cloth cast on his naked body; the size and location of the cloth is not defined. The New International Version says that he was “wearing nothing but a linen garment.” When the police tried to seize him, they were able to grab only his cloth; the man ran away naked. Reverend Peter Murphy wrote: “We don’t know from the sources what really was going on, but we do know that something was very peculiar between Jesus and young men.” 11 (Emphasis in the original.)

Michael Kelly wrote of Jesus’ attitude towards a same-sex couple as described in Matthew 8:5-13: and Luke 7:2: “One day a Roman Centurion asked him to heal his dying servant. Scholars of both Scripture and Ancient History tell us that Roman Centurions, who were not permitted to marry while in service, regularly chose a favorite male slave to be their personal assistant and sexual servant. Such liaisons were common in the Greco-Roman world and it was not unusual for them to deepen into loving partnerships….Jesus offered to go to the servant, but the centurion asked him simply to speak a word of healing, since he was not worthy to welcome this itinerant Jewish teacher under his roof. Jesus responded by healing the servant and proclaiming that even in Israel he had never found faith like this! So, in the one Gospel story where Jesus encountered people sharing what we would call a ‘gay relationship,’ we see him simply concerned about — and deeply moved by — their faith and love.” Kelly implies that Jesus’ sensitivity towards the gay couple might have arisen from his own bisexual or homosexual orientation.

Some commentators argue from silence. They note that there is no passage in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) that directly describes anything about Jesus’ sexuality. There are many direct and indirect references to Jesus’ sensuality. He was accused of being a “drunkard and a glutton” and of partying with “prostitutes and sinners.” He apparently enjoyed a tender foot massage from a woman. Yet, neither Jesus’ sexuality nor his celibacy is mentioned. Yet, sex is referred to, elsewhere in the Bible, quite often. One might argue that the books in the Christian Scriptures might have once described Jesus’ sexual relationships, but that these passages have been vigorously censored by the later church because they were unconventional.

Other commentators have noted that Jesus is silent towards homosexuality in the Gospels. Yet, Paul’s opinions and those of many other authors in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) are clearly stated. They conclude that Jesus could reasonably have been gay.

In the Renaissance period (14th—16th centuries), a man was accused and tried in Venice (c.1550) for heresies, one of which was his claim that John was Christ’s catamite (cinedo di Cristo), an idea that apparently had a certain following in Italy at the time. In England, Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) authored the famous homoerotic play Edward II (1591). Then after his death, Richard Baines in a libel case claimed that Marlowe had professed that “St. John the Evangelist was bedfellow to Christ and leaned alwaies in his bosome, that he used him as the sinners of Sodome.” Another playwright Thomas Kyd said that “He [Marlowe] would report St. John to be our Saviour Christ’s Alexis,” referring to the love which the Greek shepherd Corydon felt for the fair youth Alexis as described in Virgil’s Eclogues 2 and about which Marlowe had written in his poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.”71 James I, king of England and Ireland (1603-1625), shrewdly neutralized charges brought against him in Parliament over his homosexual relationship with George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, by noting that “Christ had his John and I have my Steenie.” Later, the philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) devoted himself to trying to decriminalize homosexual relations in Britain, where hangings for this had increased. In an only-partially published manuscript titled Not Paul but Jesus, Bentham mentions the special fondness which Jesus had for John, and asked, “Could John have meant to imply that he and Jesus were lovers?” Then he added, “[G]ood taste and . . . prudence would require us to turn aside” from such a “topic of extreme delicacy,” although at the same time a regard for human happiness, truth and justice still “compel” this author “to go over it.” In the modern period, the Austrian psychoanalyst

Modern scholars who believe that Jesus and his Beloved Disciple shared a homosexual relationship. Modern interpreters who hold that there was a homoerotic relationship here include: Hugh Montefiore (1969), Robert Williams (1992), Sjef van Tilborg (1993), John McNeill (1995), Rollan McCleary (2003), Robert E. Goss (2006), and James Neill (2009). The United Reformed Church of Christ of Great Britain in its document Toward a Christian Understanding of Sexuality (1984) wrote that Jesus “may have . . . been homosexually inclined.” Psychoanalyst Richard C. Friedman (1988) viewed Jesus and his’ beloved disciple’ as having a homosexual marriage. Rosemary Ruether (1978) and Nancy Wilson (1995) held that Jesus was bisexual. Going further in the other direction, Morton Smith (1973) suggested that as part of a secret baptismal ritual Jesus may have had physical union with more than one of his disciples.―although this view is based on a later ‘heretical’ text. Theodore Jennings (2003) believes definitely that Jesus and John “were lovers,” although he notes that the Bible tells us nothing more about how Jesus and his Beloved shared their love beyond the physical intimacy described at the Last Supper.”

 

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  • In demanding Hariri’s return, Lebanese find rare unity
  • Hariri indicates possibility of revoking his resignation
  • ‘Dose as small as a grain of sand can kill you’: alarm after Canada carfentanil bust
  • Roy Moore: Alabama voters will ‘see through this charade’ of sexual misconduct claim
  • UK prosecutors destroyed crucial emails in Assange case
  • Bitcoin crash: Cryptocurrency loses third of its value ahead of Sunday split
  • Bitcoin’s price bubble will burst under government pressure
  • Winston Spencer-Churchill: A Tribute
  • Arkansas Justice: Racism, Torture, and a Botched Execution

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TBR News November 11, 2017

Nov 11 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 11, 2017:”At one point in time, the Internet’s Yahoo was once worth $125 billion and was as large as either Facebook or Google are at present. Now it has been sole to Verizon for far, far less.

But in time, Yahoo began to slip and in September of 2017, all of Yahoo’s 3 billion accounts were hacked.

Now it has been sold to Verizon for far, far less.

This resulted in a mass exodus from the site and the departure has shrunk the once-dominant entity to a small shadow of its former glory.

Are those remaining secure?

They would be safer on Gmail.”

 

Table of Contents

  • The Great College Loan Swindle
  • How Facebook and Google threaten public health – and democracy
  • Saudi Arabia, Wellspring of Regional Instability
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge
  • Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned
  • Exclusive: How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri
  • Trump says he trusts Putin’s denials of election meddling
  • Roy Moore’s Republican Opponents Chased Rumors About “Women Issues” For Years, But Could Never Nail Them Down
  • Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

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TBR News November 10, 2017

Nov 10 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2017:”The so-called Social Media is becoming so pervasive and influential in the spreading of false news, that one hears from friends inside the Beltway that action will be taken to reduce their power and their numbers. The addiction to many Americans to their cellphones and to social networks is a very serious matter, Literacy in America is rapidly dropping due mainly to the constant use of electronic toys and also to the poor quality of the educational system. If Congress and the Administration were not so self-absorbed, perhaps the trillions of dollars in tax revenues might be better spent than to give most of it to business entities and the rest to official pocket-stuffing.”

 

 

Table of Contents

  • The Trump Effect
  • Saudi says 208 questioned in graft probe, at least $100 billion stolen
  • Kingdom of fear: Saudi Arabia on lockdown
  • Facebook was built to exploit ‘psychological vulnerability’ – founding pres.
  • Facebook is bad for you: Get a life!
  • 7 Ways Facebook Is Bad for Your Mental Health
  • Cell-Phone Addiction
  • How did the news go ‘fake’? When the media went social
  • Republican panic builds as Roy Moore defiant over sexual abuse allegations
  • Bitcoin slides by over $1000 in less than 48 hours
  • Background to Terror
  • The Oil and Gas Wars in Central Asia
  • Retracing the Steps of Isis’s Worst-Ever Atrocity
  • Paradise Looted: How Sicily Became Ungovernable

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