A new application, Standing Still, allows Diaspora Jews and Israel supporters to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day by listening to the siren sound in Israel in real time anywhere in the world.

The application was developed by Israelis Amir Zwickel and his wife Rotem Lev Zwickel in collaboration with The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel and the Lone Soldier Center – in memory of Michael Levin.


Zwickel and his wife relocated from Israel to New York over a year ago, just after Holocaust Memorial Day and just before Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims (Yom HaZikaron)- two days on which a siren sounds in commemoration of Holocaust victims and fallen soldiers, respectively.

Zwickel recalled listening to the siren in real time on YouTube on his computer from his NY apartment.

“And then we thought of the idea, why not develop a simple application that could allow Israelis, Jews, or supporters of Israel who are temporarily or permanently abroad, to connect to what is happening in Israel during these important moments and hear the siren that is so deeply etched in our Israeliness, at the same time that it is happening in Israel,” he said.

“It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of the connection between Jews in the Diaspora to the Israeli present and reality for the future of Israel,” he added.

The application aims to share “the most Israeli days” with the world and invites users to “be a part of our community” and to “feel just like in Israel, even if only for two minutes.”

Users can download the application onto their phones and schedule to hear the siren either in real time or schedule an alternative time to stand still in remembrance.

“Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoa) and Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims (Yom Hazikaron) are engraved in the Israeli DNA, and are a significant part of our culture,” the application states.

“We welcome you to stand with us for the memory of the 6 million who are not here with us, for the ones who fought and gave their lives to protect us, for the survivors who stand tall and proud until this day, and for the ones who are risking their lives so we can live free.”

Additionally, the application allows Diaspora Jews and Israel supporters to donate to Holocaust survivors and lone soldiers in need via The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel and the Lone Soldier Center.

“We were impressed with the sacred work these two bodies do and the wonderful people who volunteer there that we were privileged to meet,” said Zwickel.

Former Likud Minister Limor Livnat, who serves as the volunteer chairwoman of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post that she sees “great importance” in collaborating with initiatives, such as the application, that facilitate Holocaust remembrance to world Jewry.

“We must all pay a moral debt to the some 200,000 Holocaust survivors, living among us, who have gone through horrors that we will never really understand,” she said. “Each and every one of us has an obligation to act so that Holocaust survivors living among us will be able to live their lives with dignity.” Livnat said she views this is a “sacred mission” and the reason she chose to head The Foundation on a voluntary basis.

“The life story of these heroes must be engraved in our hearts and burned into the national and international consciousness,” she said.

To support The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel on Holocaust Remembrance Day via the application Standing Still or via:


Horrifying New Study Shows People Willing to Hurt Complete Strangers Just to Obey Authority


By Justin Gardner of The Free Thought Project

For the state to make war, it must convince the populace that killing other people is just and necessary. Many different rationalizations have cropped up over the millennia – from controlling resources to exterminating races to “fighting terrorism” – but murdering strangers requires a particular obedience to authority.

Fifty years ago, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the Milgram experiment, which measured the willingness of study participants to hurt others, even when it conflicts with their personal conscience, in the interest of obeying authority. The results, published in 1963, showed that a very high percentage of participants were willing to follow orders and cause serious injury to others.

One would think that 50 years later – after the lessons of World War II, the horror of Vietnam, the bloody folly of the Iraq invasion, and the long list of brutal military crusades – humanity would have a greater aversion to harming others at the behest of authority. However, a replication of the Milgram experiment shows that people are as willing as ever to obey authority to the harm their fellow man.

The title is direct, “Would you deliver an electric shock in 2015?” and the answer, according to the results of this replication study, is yes. Social psychologists from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland replicated a modern version of the Milgram experiment and found results similar to studies conducted 50 years earlier…

The researchers recruited 80 participants (40 men and 40 women), with an age range from 18 to 69, for the study. Participants had up to 10 buttons to press, each a higher “shock” level. The results show that the level of participants’ obedience towards instructions is similarly high to that of the original Milgram studies.

They found that 90% of the people were willing to go to the highest level in the experiment.

Study co-author Tomasz Grzyb noted that the vast majority of people claimed they would “never behave in such a manner” as the original Milgram experiments showed, but nevertheless, their study “illustrated the tremendous power of the situation the subjects are confronted with and how easily they can agree to things which they find unpleasant.”

Gryzb concludes that things haven’t really changed, and “a striking majority of subjects are still willing to electrocute a helpless individual.

Results like these do not bode well for a world in which war-making has become an immensely profitable enterprise, despite Eisenhower’s warning against the rise of the military-industrial complex. To keep the bombs and bullets – and the profits – flowing, the state needs to perpetuate the fear of a bogeyman. The ‘war on terror’ is the excuse du jour to murder strangers en masse for the sake of “following orders.”

Fear of the unknown and aggression toward outgroups (racial groups, minorities, etc.) can be a powerful vehicle for authoritarianism; unfortunately, we see the potential for this in the U.S. Harming others, even when conflicted with one’s personal conscience, can be rationalized when it comes to obeying authority.

Some of the study participants in the first Milgram experiment were truly conflicted, showing signs such as “sweating, trembling, stuttering, biting their lips, groaning, digging their fingernails into their skin” as they administered what they believed were increasingly powerful electric shocks to what sounded like screaming subjects.

Milgram wrote:

The extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of an authority constitutes the chief finding of the study and the fact most urgently demanding explanation.

Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority.

He advanced two theories, one of conformism and the other of the ‘state agent,’ where Milgram said “the essence of obedience consists in the fact that a person comes to view themselves as the instrument for carrying out another person’s wishes, and they therefore no longer see themselves as responsible for their actions. Once this critical shift of viewpoint has occurred in the person, all of the essential features of obedience follow.”

Now more than ever, we must recognize that obeying orders is no justification for carrying out mass murder. We must question the overt and covert machinations of the State, in its strategy to maintain a compliant mindset among the populace that causing harm to others is good and necessary to obey authority.

This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project.

Former Nasa Engineer Speaks Out ‘Most People Unaware’ Of Weather Modification

A former NASA aerospace avionics engineer has been working directly with GeoengineeringWatch (with state of the art UV metering equipment supplied by to measure the dangerously high UV radiation that is now bombarding the surface of our planet. This NASA engineer’s very dire report is below. Those who are most aware of their surroundings have long since taken note of the growing intensity of the sun.

This NASA engineer’s very dire report is below. Those who are most aware of their surroundings have long since taken note of the growing intensity of the sun. This change is not due to increased solar activity, rather, it is a dire symptom of Earth’s rapidly disintegrating ozone layer. Though there are many anthropogenic factors negatively impacting our essential ozone layer, ongoing covert climate engineering programs are by far the most damaging.  Many mainstream and “official sources” falsely claim that the southern hemisphere ozone hole is “recovering” (in order to pacify populations), however,  front-line data does not support the “ozone recovery” official narrative. Since the start of this century UV levels comparable to the surface of Mars have been recorded. The same sources of false “ozone layer recovery” data don’t even mention the massive and growing northern hemisphere ozone hole.

As the 20th century drew to a close, the rapidly increasing scale of northern hemisphere ozone depletion was becoming very apparent.

More recent data has been increasingly difficult to gain from monitoring sources, the firing of scientists involved in ozone depletion research is one major reason why. has long since been measuring and monitoring the rising UV radiation levels.

The expanse of the ozone depleted regions continues to expand.

The impacts of the extreme UV radiation exposure is very evident on the sun exposed side of many tree species and specimens. All life forms that are exposed to the increasingly excessive UV radiation are being affected, including whales and plankton.

Effects of solar UV radiation on biomolecules, cellular components and physiological responses. (Diagram credit: Royal Society of Chemistry)

If the ozone layer completely collapses, all exposed life forms will collapse with it. Climate engineering is decimating the ozone layer, all of Earth’s life support systems are at risk. The very dire report below (addressing extreme UV radiation dangers) was assembled for by a retired NASA aerospace avionics engineer. Out of concern for his safety, we must keep this individual anonymous at this time.

Critical Mass In Human Understanding

Sound simple?  It’s not.

Critical Mass in Human Understanding is defined by this author as:

The percentage of World population required before a new direction is selected and used to correct a situation or program that has become a threat to Earth’s biosphere and/or human habitation.

In further writing, the author will use “Critical Mass” for short.

When dealing with various Critical Mass issues, it is first necessary to separate them into two basic categories – those are:  Military and Civilian.

The reason behind the two categories is simple, the Military will require extensive resources to affect Critical Mass, whereas Civilian – being less of a ‘threat between countries’ category, will not have as severe draconian governmental oversight.

Earth’s Climate is the most critical issue, and affects all populations throughout the planet.  While discussions concerning Weather Modification Programs are taking place to affect a ‘controlled response’ to adverse climate conditions, the subject is being discussed as though GeoEngineering has not yet been implemented.

Quite the opposite is true, and it is the adverse effects from this GeoEngineering that have exacerbated the climatology changes due to industrialized waste, fossil fuel consumption, and out of control consumerism.

At present, it is estimated that a majority percentage of Earth’s population remain unaware of current Global Weather Modification Programs and GeoEngineering.

In order that Humanity, and our biosphere to survive – this must change.

Scientists are unwilling to comment on current weather patterns and the severe increase in global temperatures for various reasons – the 2 biggest reasons:  money and fear.  When a scientist offers an opinion, he is often asked to “back up his opinion with facts” – which would require a ‘course of study’ – and no-one is likely to offer financial support to establish such a program study – the net result; the scientist keeps their opinion silent, and out of print.  The scientist is usually employed by a university or corporation with funding – in the case of universities it is grant money, for corporations it is considered research – and only research in the area designated by that corporation, if there are deviations in the course of study, grant money is withdrawn, and the corporation will discontinue the scientist’s employment’.

Remember the great NASA layoff in the mid 90’s?  Over 15,000 employees were laid off.  Some of those employees actually knew what they were doing – some were ‘dead weight’.  The author was at NASA Ames/Dryden when this was announced by Sam Golden – it truly was a dark day for NASA.  Federal Grant money for several programs were discontinued.

Not knowing where money will come from to pay basic necessities like food, shelter, and clothing – this can change your attitude from good to bad – in a heartbeat.  Let’s add on a family to support – the world standard of 2 ½ children, and wife.  Tell me what you are likely to do when your hunger overcomes reason?  Not too hard to consider seeing that your children come first.

The author has personal experience with those engineers and scientists that were laid off, with IQ’s over 180 – their end resolve is that once again employed they will never offer any opinion that may show the slightest deviation from their program structure – period.

Here is the end result from that position of Scientific Non-Involvement:

By the time Critical Mass of Human Understanding to the Negative Effects of Global Weather Modification Programs (GEOENGINEERING) is reached, the Earth’s Upper Ozone Layer will be destroyed.

With no Protective Ozone Radiation Shield, All Life on Earth will die.

Quite a conundrum.  At what point does the scientist and engineer become involved before total anthropogenic global climate destruction occurs?

The answer is simple – they won’t.  Those scientists and engineers will suffer with the rest of us until one day, they look up and finally see the truth – and then it’s all over.

I won’t say this is true of all our science partners, the author is but one of many, who understands the criticality of damage done by GeoEngineering and Global Weather Modification Programs – and for the last 4 years this author has studied the upper Ozone Layer and determined that the final destruction of this layer will be the ‘last straw’ before human extinction.

Given the current exponential rate of decay, 2025 is the year that plants and animals – including humans, will begin to die in massive numbers.  It will be a slow, painful death – for all life and humanity.

This is not to say that irreparable damage has not already occurred.  Destruction of our Biosphere did not occur overnight – it is the direct result of countless anthropogenic activities including 70 years of GeoEngineering and  Weather Modification Programs.

The author is an Aerospace Avionics Engineer who worked at NASA on High Altitude Research Aircraft in the mid 90’s, specifically to study the Ozone Layer.

This aerospace engineer goes on to say:

“The scientists involved with the projects understood how critical the upper Ozone Layer is, especially when it is only about a quarter of an inch thick, and very fragile.  They knew then the Ozone Layer was being destroyed by industrial waste, especially the Chlorofluorocarbons, that was the great R12 refrigerant ordeal, and now by Global Weather Modification Programs.   The top scientists in the world do not understand the Earth’s Atmospheric model, I don’t care how many computer programs there are, it’s too complex, and besides, someone must write the computer program to begin with that does understand the complex atmospheric interactions, and that person doesn’t exist.   Sadly, most of the scientists that did have a clue are no longer alive – which leaves humanity in dire straits.  Personally, I don’t think Humanity has a chance of surviving past 2025, and with what is coming, I’m not looking forward to starvation and disease.”

Immediate attention to our Biosphere is required NOW.  GeoEngineering and Global Weather Modification Programs must STOP.

How about this statement for achieving Critical Mass:

What will you do today, given that tomorrow the Ozone Layer is no more?

Would you stand in front of a government building – demanding resolve?

Would you consume fewer fossil fuel products?

Would you try to bring awareness of this to others?

Would you quit your job in science or engineering and apply your knowledge to a methodology and action that will heal our dying planet?

With the Military – do you understand what an “Unlawful Order” really is?

Investigate, then do the right thing – protect our planet.  The author is a Veteran, “…against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” – this current situation qualifies as both – pay attention to your oath.

To the banking cartels:  Do you want a planet left after your raping of resources?

Think your underground bunkers will keep you safe?

No, they won’t.

Who will maintain the Nuclear Reactors when you do go underground to avoid extreme UV radiation?  There are over 400 active reactors at present – the nuclear radiation from unattended reactor meltdown will prevent mankind from inhabiting the earth surface for more than 10,000 years – and that’s only the ‘half-life’ – so think again about all that money you’re making from already depleted resources, famine, drought, floods, insurance claims – it’s going to effect you, just like everyone else.

The old statement: “a word to the wise is sufficient” – can you remove yourself from GREED long enough to see the truth?

This paper is your “Shot across the Bow”

The first step is easy:  Stop ALL Geoengineering and Global Weather Modification Programs.

If you get to the first step – the second step will be much easier:  work together to understand our planet BEFORE applying measures that will damage it further.

In the meantime, the author will continue with upper Ozone Layer research – and will continue to sound the alarm of human extinction.

The above chart shows UV “C” radiation from 250 to 300 Nanometers. The data in RED, in the center of the chart, is radiation that is highly damaging to Human DNA/RNA, and should not be detected on the Earth surface. With a healthy Ozone Layer this radiation would be stopped at 100,000 feet.

The destruction of our upper Ozone Layer has progressed for many years. When physicians and various publications advise in higher SPF ratings for sun-screen each year, you can be sure our atmosphere is changing in an extremely negative way. Damage to our trees from UV “B” radiation is being becoming rapidly worse all over the world. Now with UV “C” radiation levels reaching 4.5% (of something that should be ZERO percent) – plan on more birth defects, more cancers, more plant and animal extinctions. This level of radiation is extremely damaging, it kills life forms.

Earth’s upper Ozone Layer is under assault, and is being destroyed by GEOENGINEERING, industrial waste products, and emissions from the oil industry. If immediate cessation of these activities does not happen, total collapse of the Ozone Layer will occur by 2025. The UV levels are already exponentially higher than last year – 2017 will be another record.

If and when total collapse occurs, so will all life on planet Earth. STOP GEOENGINEERING!!!! STOP INDUSTRIAL WASTE!!!!
With no further damage to our Ozone Layer, it is estimated that the repair of our Ozone Layer will require a very extended time frame at best. Total ozone layer recovery may be impossible due to Strontium 90 in the upper atmosphere. There is no known method of removing this contamination which is a leftover from atomic bomb testing.

The data presented in this post was gathered on 02/12/2017 using an ILT950UV Spectral Radiometer, at an altitude of 191 feet, in the Central Valley of California. The calibration date of the Radiometer is 12/16/2016 and traceable to NIST.

As data is gathered, and presented, UV readings can and are escalating to even higher levels.  Take note of the center portion of this graph, when it doubles from measurements of 1.2 uWatts/cm^2 – we will have great difficulty growing crops – food shortage will become the predominant global issue, and damage to our DNA/RNA will not be recoverable. All life forms will suffer.

Due to the increase of energy around the 270 nm region in only 1 week’s time, I found it necessary to write the following paper “Critical Mass in Human Understanding” .

Our most sincere gratitude to this courageous former NASA avionics engineer for his efforts on revealing this extremely dire data. will continue to work directly with him and will continue to post updated information as rapidly as we can. All of us are needed on the critical battle to wake the masses, make your voice heard while it can still make a difference.

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses


President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.

The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.

Had the rule fully taken effect, the Obama administration predicted it would have added about 75,000 names to that database.

President Barack Obama recommended the now-nullified regulation in a 2013 memo following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 first graders and six others dead. The measure sought to block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.

Related: Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

The original rule was hotly contested by gun rights advocates who said it infringed on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Gun control advocates, however, praised the rule for curbing the availability of firearms to those who may not use them with the right intentions.

Both the House and Senate last week passed the new bill, H.J. Res 40, revoking the Obama-era regulation.

Trump signed the bill into law without a photo op or fanfare. The president welcomed cameras into the oval office Tuesday for the signing of other executive orders and bills. News that the president signed the bill was tucked at the bottom of a White House email alerting press to other legislation signed by the president.

The National Rifle Association “applauded” Trump’s action. Chris Cox, NRA-ILA executive director, said the move “marks a new era for law-abiding gun owners, as we now have a president who respects and supports our arms.”

Everytown For Gun Safety President John Feinblatt said he expected more gun control rollbacks from the Trump administration. In a statement to NBC News, he called the action “just the first item on the gun lobby’s wish list” and accused the National Rifle Association of “pushing more guns, for more people, in more places.”

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a leading gun control advocate in Congress, called out Republicans over the move.

“Republicans always say we don’t need new gun laws, we just need to enforce the laws already on the books. But the bill signed into law today undermines enforcement of existing laws that Congress passed to make sure the background check system had complete information,” he said in an emailed statement.

Jews are a People of the Whorehouse


What came first? The Jew or the whorehouse?

Nothing better explains Jews and Judaism than the thesis that they are descendants of temple prostitutes.

Imagine a new temple built by the Greeks, Babylonians, or Egyptians. Prostitutes show up. Some of them get pregnant. The children would know their mother, but not their father. The prostitutes bring their daughters into the business. Their children would know their mother and grandmother, but not their fathers or grandfathers. This could go on for several generations. They would trace themselves down a matrilineal line automatically.

Jewish religious law defines a Jew as anything birthed by a Jew. Now we know why.

We can imagine the construction of the pyramids attracting prostitutes. When the pyramids were completed, the business dries up. Jews have to look for new business, elsewhere, creating an Exodus.

This sets up Jewish identity issues: the need for identity, the lack of identity, and a manufactured identity to fill in the hole and even, over compensate, for their lack of identity. Jews are not a created people, but a chosen people. If you have to be chosen, then you’re not an indigenous people. There goes your claims to any land.

Jews spend a lot of time asking who is a Jew, meaning, “who is my father?” They don’t know. It could be anyone, even Satan. After all, anything birthed by a Jew is a Jew.

Being the spawn of temple prostitutes explains the mongrel nature of Jews. Since Jews would be social outcasts, their spawn would inbreed with spawn to produce the mongrel Jewish phenotype. With temple prostitution, we find the in-group/out-group dynamic, nepotism, and ethnic networking.

This is why you see Jews caste in many colors; yet, they constitute a distinct biological group, with well-known dominant, unappealing and embarrassing, common characteristics. Who but the most ugly and unappealing would need to go to a prostitute, anyways? These terrible traits would pass into and down the mother’s line with ease. This line acts as a sewage line for the worst genes to produce the Barbara Spectres of the world.

The legacy of prostitution explains the dominance of Jewish women in the Jewish household, whereas, males are circumcised, and have no productive economic role, except as, parasites on Gentiles. The Jewish prostitute was the bread winner. The lack of masculinity among Jews and a compulsive need to gain resources through subversive non-masculine means: rent-seeking, legal monopolies, management roles, using hype and words, rather than authentic direct conquest, construction, and farming, all point to a prostitution-origin thesis. Besides circumcision, prostitution would explain the need for infant or child sacrifice.

Judaism marked the transition from females to males running Jewish prostitution rings.

Jews prostituted their wives and daughters in Argentina just in the last 100 years.

Many Jewish women are amongst those who are running the houses. They were not pleased with my visit. They did not like the questions that I asked them or the arguments that I put forward against the continuation of their ‘trade.’”[1]

This thesis explains why Jews are devoid of sexual standards. If you had them, you wouldn’t stay in business.

Jews would not have been raised with sexual standards, but raised to cater to their absence. This would explain the Jewish propensity to debase the wider culture, and bring down sexual and breeding standards. It’s good business. How could temple prostitution survive propriety and concern for racial purity? This would explain why Jews want prostitution legal and why it would produce social chaos in societies without abortion and contraception.  This would explain why Jews are run porn and prostitution in recent times and drop the F-bombs liberally in comedy and casual conversations.

The Need for a Jewish Miracle

When people are helpless, they often appeal to a god or gods with power to deliver the impossible, a miracle.

A good example is the Muslim. He grows up under the boot of the pasha or sheik who has a harem. He has no power and no chance of a harem himself, so he appeals to god. His paradise is a heaven with 72 blow-up dolls, virgins who don’t smell or bleed, and who become virgins again and again. This god and this heaven give him a sense of power which he craves and lacks on earth. Likewise, some whites want the impossible. They want to be loved by non-whites. They want a world of peace and love. This is the impossible that attracts weak whites to Christianity. They will grovel to be loved by non-whites who hate their guts. It will take divine intervention for non-whites to love whites in retreat and begging for mercy.

You could imagine a Jew being in line with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion, and the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.  They seek a mind, a heart, courage, and an identity from the great Wizard.

God gives Jews the impossible, an identity.

The Jew being of no sure identity needs an identity. For him, god gives him his identity as a “chosen people.”

This is not a biological reality, but an arbitrary compensation and substitute identity. It fills in a huge blank that gnaws at the Jewish psyche. What is a Jew? Where do I come from? Who is my real father? This would explain why it is so hard to pin down the origin of the Jews in any historical way, and why “Luke, I’m your father,” brings Jews to tears.

Jews want racial purity, but they don’t have it. It’s impossible. They created a religion of racial purity to give them the impossible, but a religion of racial purity is lost on mongrels, as are beauty contests.

As children of prostitutes, Jews are a landless people, wandering everywhere, without blood and soil.

The nagging Jewish-feminist is the opposite of silent-masculine warrior cultures.

We know of Jewish envy of blood-Europeans and their hatred of racial purity. It is the one thing all their power and money can’t buy.

Jewish Guilt

You can imagine that prostitutes would be single mothers who would have difficulty disciplining children by force. So they would use guilt as a mind trick to control their children. “Look what your mother has to do in the whorehouse, just to keep you alive.” This gives us the origin of Jewish guilt imposed by Jewish mothers. Because Jews know guilt works so well on Jews; they are masters of using guilt on goy. Indeed, sin and guilt are Jewish constructs unknown in the pre-Christian world.

Jews seem to be fascinated by their parental figure, the tranny Baphomet. What is Baphomet, but a breasted figure with a goat’s head. The breast symbolizes the known mother and the goat’s head represents the unknown fathers who abandoned Jews in ancient times. Jews are the abandoned in search of a father, a messiah.  Could their origins be more clear?

Trump’s Shameless Inner Jew

Trump’s fundamental Jewish trait now makes sense. His shamelessness was his key to victory over the Republican castrati and Hillary Clinton. Isn’t Roger Stone a master of the shameless? Trump’s fans mistake his shamelessness for courage. Does it take courage to reference menstruation, grab the p, or suggest incest with one’s daughter? It’s just Jewish shamelessness, i.e., the state of being a moral imbecile, to loosen up the goy, and get them into the whorehouse or casino.

Donald Trump’s ancestor supposedly fled military service only to open up a whorehouse in the gold rush. That’s not so odd, if his ancestor was a Jew. A regular German would probably start a farm. Would he know much about whorehouses or how to run them? Would he find it appetizing to do so? Very unlikely. Trump keeps up the traditions of the underworld with masonry and casinos. He pimped out his “daughter” for a queer laugh.

Trump’s shameless inner Jew suggests a sexual relationship with his daughter. Truly odd, but it makes sense. He prostitutes her before us. He would date his own daughter. Like a Jewish pervert, he debases the culture by grabbing pussy, and gratuitously referencing menstruation (“bleeding from the eyeballs”). Like a good Jew, he degrades the discourse of our society. Jews have done that for decades. Trump has trannies in his beauty contests, and may have a family brood of them. Trump throws sexual and biological matters in our face. The Jew is very strong in Donald Trump. Is this what being in Jew circles does to you, or is Trump a biological Jew? Never forget, he is great friends with “terrific” Jeffery Epstein.

Prostitution, shamelessness (towards the goy), guilt (on behalf of their mother), celebrating tranny baphomet, it all comes together.

Jewish Oedipus Complex

Consider Jewish boys raised proximate to their mother’s prostitution. If we can read Freud’s Oedipus Complex as a confession, Jews lust to rape their own mothers. Jewish prostitution is the root of the Freud’s Oedipus Complex, which he shifted onto Gentiles to debase them. This complex interplay of sex, guilt, rape, lust for sex with mothers, and projecting it onto others, is best explained by the thesis that Jews are the mongrels of ancient temple prostitution.

The Grecian Oedipus story illustrated the tragic condition of man, where tragic means the failure of man to avert disaster, despite his best efforts, due to his lack of omniscience. Oedipus was not lusting to have sex with his mother. He did everything possible to avert it. Strategy (knowledge) is the effort to beat tragedy (ignorance). He lacked the knowledge, but not the will. He wanted to avoid sex with his mother, stabbing his eyes out at the thought. This is not so of the Jew.

The Jewish Oedipus complex reveals the Jew’s inner life, something quiet different.

Charlatan Freud shifted and projected his own perverted lusts, lusts that brothel-raised Jews would be familiar with, onto Gentiles. The Jewish lust to have sex with one’s mother is central to Jewish life because prostitution, mongrel identity, and guilt is central to Jewish life. Jewish guilt and lust revolve around the Jewish mother. This is the nexus of the hysteria and incest in Jewish communities that Henri Herve has observed. A prostitution legacy explains the Talmud’s sexual perversions, and the excuses for raping children.

The embarrassing emotional bile generated in Jews raised proximate to prostitution, perhaps watching their Jewish mothers have sex would lead Jewish boys to have twisted sexual feelings for their mothers. Freud’s Oedipus Complex is meant to corrupt the healthy Gentile’s inner life with sick subversion and half-baked accusations that are nothing more than the bile of Jews and their most reasonable origins.

Jews argue that laws against pedophilia are laws against Jews.

Doesn’t that reveal the fundamental nature of the Jew?

Do Americans have a line in the sand, or are they lower than Jews? It would take a people lower than Jews to allow this to march unchecked.

Tranny Baphomet

A Jew’s vision of his parents is revealed in the image of Baphomet, a he-goat with breasts. This reflects the inner confusions of the Jew and his origins down to his very parents. We see the odd emphasis on transvestism among Jews, from the Jew “Jazz” Jennings to “Amy” Winehouse.

Jewish modern art lacks clarity, as does, Jewish identity. Both involve the celebration of biological filth.

We can understand Hollywood in all its depravity and symbolism. Hollywood reveals the bilge and fantasies of the collective Jew.

The Jewish rabbinical cults are an instance of longing to find a father, a messiah figure, a long-awaited missing father. Jewish sociology falls right out of temple prostitution and its psycho-social effects.

Circumcision is central to Jews and “cures” the unclean male. Only Jews could invent the term “toxic masculinity.” The toxic mix of Judaism, circumcision, and incest produces incestuous homosexuality, well-known, among Jews and their rabbis. It’s reported that half of all New York Jews have been ass-raped by Jewish males.

Herve Ryssen’s video mentions that hyper-young marriages between Jews age 12 were an effort to manage the Jewish incest-instinct. Since this incest-instinct doesn’t exist in Europeans, there is no need to marry off girls before they have reached true maturity, mental and physical. What is fit for Jews is not fit for white women.

Incredibly, this video mentions that incest is treated favorably in the Bible drawing a link between ignominy, “hessed,” tender, and pious, in reference to incest. What is disgrace on the surface is piety below.

Effectively, to be hassidic is to be a child molester.

The good thing about Jews is Jewish guilt, but we can’t let them shift that guilt onto us. Ryssen’s work shows Jew mothers and fathers want sex with the sons and daughters; the siblings want sex with each other. Jews are just a pile of nasty. Their social standing in America should collapse as this becomes more widely known.

Effectively, Jews go down the mother’s line and could care less about their father, as you would expect from descendants of prostitutes. They resent masculinity, health, strength, and beauty, yet long for a racial identity.  They are the ultimate schizophrenics. You can  see why Jews would make a religion of racial purity out of their mongrelized nature. Religion answers the deepest and unattainable desires of a people.

Deep down, Jews are a people with daddy issues.

It seems clear that Jews are a people of the whorehouse. The genesis of Jews is prostitution where temple-sex and money-changing go hand in hand. It makes you wonder why anyone would want to lay claim to being the “real” Jews. You’ve got to be crazy to want all that baggage.


Renegade Editor’s Note: Consider that the great patriarch Abraham pretended his wife Sarai was his sister, so that he could whore her out to both a Pharaoh and a king, gaining him much wealth.

NeoCon Jew Bill Kristol Says “White Working Class Should Be Replaced By Immigrants”


Here is the Tribe member, and neo-con, Bill Kristol suggesting that the lazy white working class be replaced by immigrants. Despite his fears, it is very unlikely that his remarks will have any significant negative consequences for him. If he had expressed comparable contempt for Jews, however, his career would have ended instantaneously.

Kristol was one of the most hardcore never-Trumpers, constantly predicting that “Peak Trump” had been reached and hatching plots to stop him. Bill’s father, Irving Kristol, was the founder of neo-conservatism. It is reported that, as a child, Irving Kristol had been taught by his Rabbi to spit whenever he passed a church.

People are worried Trump will stop climate progress. The numbers suggest he can’t

The outcome of the U.S. presidential election injected uncertainty into last week’s climate negotiations in Marrakech – but how large is the potential for disruption of global climate progress? Recent news coverage points to conclusions at both extremes. Only by reviewing the numbers can we distinguish the signal from the noise.

First, let’s consider the limited scale of countries’ current pledges relative to overall emissions reductions needed to keep the global mean temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a target for the Paris climate agreement. While countries’ pledges are expected to lead to flattening growth in annual emissions globally out to 2030, they are far from the more than 50 percent drop in emissions needed by 2050 to keep on track for the 2 C limit. Even before the election, commitments had to be ratcheted up. This remains true today.    

However, current commitments are also expected to drive substantial clean energy innovation. This near-term energy innovation is critical to encourage countries to set more ambitious, longer-term emissions targets.

For example, in a renewables-focused scenario, we estimate that by 2030, globally-installed wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity could grow by factors of nearly 3 and 5, respectively, under current commitments. Electricity costs from these technologies could fall by 25 percent and 50 percent. Significant cost reductions are possible in these and other clean energy technologies, such as stationary energy storage, from the private research and development, economies of scale, and learning by doing that accompanies growing markets. History has shown that rapid and sustained improvement can result.

Furthermore, changes in U.S. federal policy alone can only have a limited effect on global emissions reductions and clean energy expansion under the Paris agreement, when we consider state action and changes already set in motion in the private sector.

In the electricity sector, if U.S. states continue pursuing their existing renewables portfolio standards (RPS) – and if China, the European Union, India, and other countries stay on track to meet their emissions targets under the Paris agreement – then changes to U.S. federal policy may only result in a 2 percent reduction of global solar PV and wind power capacity in 2030. This number represents a scenario without the US Clean Power Plan (CPP), and with only state-level RPS contributions of 45 to 53 gigawatts of new solar photovoltaic and wind capacity by 2030. This amounts to roughly 60 percent of the new solar PV and wind capacity expected under the CPP. This figure is a low estimate because it does not include federal tax credits with bipartisan support, other state-level incentives, or locations where wind (and even solar) is becoming cost-effective without government incentives.

In the transportation sector, federal fuel economy standards have already initiated changes to the vehicle fleet, with effects that will persist throughout a one- or two-term presidential administration. Most manufacturers have incorporated the Environmental Protection Agency’s light duty vehicle standards, approved in 2012, into their plans up to the 2019 model year. Fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles, expected to reduce that sector’s emissions by 25 percent, were carefully crafted with industry input to be technologically feasible and cost-effective.

Additionally, 37 states and the District of Columbia provide incentives for purchasing hybrid and electric vehicles, and 10 states (representing one quarter of all miles driven) have voluntarily adopted California’s stricter vehicle standards. These state policies create a guaranteed market that will drive innovation and further reduce prices for low-emissions vehicles across the country. (Several low-emissions personal vehicles that meet the U.S. 2030 target are already cost-competitive.)

The emissions impacts of changes to U.S. federal policy are more difficult to assess. Many factors will play a role, such as the shares of natural gas and coal in the electricity sector, as well as energy efficiency investments that drive down demand. However, we estimate that the U.S. can achieve the majority share of its original 2025 emissions reduction target even with federal policy changes. More ambitious state policies would further compensate for changes at the federal level.

On the basis of these numbers alone, it’s clear that the United States will continue to contribute to clean energy market expansion and emissions reduction even with changes to federal policy. Additionally, several states are well positioned to increase their clean energy ambition to keep the U.S. mostly on track to meeting its near-term clean energy commitments, and to keep longer-term emissions goals – not yet implemented in policy – within reach.

Moreover, many countries are likely to stick to their climate plans. China, which represents more than one third of the expected solar PV and wind capacity growth between now and 2030, has indicated it plans to do so. The EU commitment looks strong as well. The demand created in China, the EU, and India – together accounting for over 50 percent of global solar PV and wind capacity additions by 2030 – argues for companies to stay competitive in these markets.

In purely economic terms, there are arguments for moving ahead with climate and clean energy policies. Much innovation in wind and solar is expected through local installation experience. The international competitiveness of Danish firms in off-shore wind due to experience supported by national policies is well documented. In the U.S., the growth of the solar and wind industry is increasingly entangled with individual states’ economic development, regardless of their support for climate policy.

The United States must aggressively reduce its emissions for global climate change mitigation to be successful, and should contribute its fair share to clean energy research – but over the course of one or two terms, a Trump administration alone cannot halt global progress. Even if U.S. federal policy is diminished, individual states are well equipped to take up the slack. Moral and ethical considerations aside, self-interest should induce national, state, and local governments and companies to step forward to compete in clean energy markets, rather than hold back until the next U.S. president is elected.

Jessika E. Trancik is an associate professor of energy studies in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Email: Magdalena M. Klemun and Morgan R. Edwards are graduate students in the Trancik Lab at MIT, who contributed to this piece. Other members of the Trancik Lab also contributed to the analysis.

Prehistoric People Decorated With Cave Lion Pelts

Some 16,000 years ago, prehistoric humans ventured deep into the La Garma cave in Spain to perform sacred rituals. Guided by lanterns made of animal fat, they navigated hundreds of feet through dark caverns and around thick stalagmites until they reached one of their circular stone huts, each of which had a horse skull at its center.

Though archaeologists don’t know what religious ceremonies took place inside the huts, they think they now understand a piece the décor: a cave lion pelt, perhaps used as either a rug or a roof.

Edgard Camarós, an archaeologist at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution in Spain, and his colleagues discovered nine fossilized claw bones belonging to the extinct Eurasian cave lion, a beast larger than an African lion but without the mane, while exploring the ritual site. They reported their findings Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.


Eight of the nine cave lion toe bones found in the Upper Paleolithic cave site. CreditMarian Cueto

In the many years that he, his wife Marián Cueto and their colleagues have spent exploring the vast caverns, they had uncovered more than 30,000 bones, most of which belonged to horses and goats. Mixed among all those bones were the cave lion claws, the only remnants from the beast.

“It was very strange to find only the claws,” said Dr. Camarós. “Everything you have inside this cave was a thing humans introduced to it.”

La Garma is like a time capsule into the lives of the people from the Upper Paleolithic era, according to Dr. Camarós. For thousands of years it had remained untouched, so everything inside looked exactly like it had when the ancient people performed their rituals.

Since the only cave lion remains that the team found inside the cave were claws, Dr. Camarós said, that most likely meant that the prehistoric people brought only the lion’s claws into the cave. For his team the question became, ‘Why would Paleolithic people only bring lion claws into the cave?’

“Our interpretation is that the claws were attached to the skin of the lion,” Dr. Camarós said. “You know those horrible carpets which people have in their house, the bear carpets with the claws and head? This would be very similar but without the head, just the claws and the pelt.”

He thinks that the prehistoric people may have skinned cave lions with their claws intact, and either placed the pelts over huts to make a tent or laid them on the floor. Then, after thousands of years the skin and fur disintegrated, leaving behind only the fossilized claw bones.

To support their hypothesis the team points to markings they found on the claws. Each claw has a similar pattern of scrapes and scratches that seemed to have been made by human tools. The patterns led the team to believe that the early humans were well acquainted with the lion’s anatomy and knew exactly where to cut to sever the skin from the tendons and ligaments.

Though the researchers are not sure how this cave lion died, Dr. Camarós thinks it was hunted by early humans. He said that the findings strengthen the idea that humans hunted cave lions, and he speculated that humans should potentially be considered as a possible factor in the species’ extinction, around 14,000 years ago.


Dust swirled and jackhammers pounded outside the Bonwit Teller building in Manhattan as undocumented immigrants tore apart the façade. It was June 5, 1980, and a sense of bitterness hung over the work site that afternoon; paychecks were often weeks late, but since the Poles didn’t have legal status in the United States, there was little they could do about it.The exterior they were destroying was an architectural masterpiece—bronze, platinum, hammered aluminum, glazed ceramic and tinted glass that shimmered like jewelry. Many New Yorkers had hoped the grandest portion would survive; curators from the Metropolitan Museum of Art had asked the developer to carefully remove the two bas-relief sculpture panels so they could be restored and put on public display. But that afternoon, the laborers, acting on orders from the developer, smashed the 50-year-old art deco panels into a rubble of stone, pebble and dirt. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week The desecration horrified Manhattan’s art community, but the developer, a brash 34-year-old named Donald Trump, dismissed the criticism—pretending to be his own spokesman, “John Barron,” as he talked to reporters by phone. Saving the panels would have cost him $32,000 each, he said, and delayed work for a few days on his $100 million project, Trump Tower. Besides, he declared, he knew more than the curators—the panels had no artistic merit and little financial value.This incident from long before Trump became a household name is an ideal exemplar for his business career, in which he has repeatedly left bitterness and ruin in his wake. His destructive behavior—spurred by recklessness, arrogance and an unslakable thirst for vengeance—has victimized cities, businesses, investors, partners, even members of his family.Trump is now completing his biggest and most astonishing demolition: tearing down the Republican Party. Since the disclosure of a recording earlier this month in which Trump demeans women and boasts of sexually assaulting them, the GOP presidential nominee has vowed to make his campaign a scorched-earth mission. He now speaks of vast conspiracies against him involving bankers, the media and politicians, while raging against Republicans who have pulled away from his toxic campaign, ripping open chasms between his zealous supporters and the GOP. Win or lose on November 8, Trump, whose campaign did not respond to Newsweek requests for comment about this article, will leave the Republican Party as damaged as those art deco panels were 36 years ago.
To anyone who has watched Trump over the past four decades, none of this is a surprise. His presidential campaign is built on the claim that he’s a brilliant businessman worth $10 billion who turns every challenge into success, but Trump is none of those things. Instead, he was born into an exceedingly wealthy family and tried to build upon his father’s success with ever-riskier ventures, and by any rational measure, he failed again and again.He’d have done better if he’d never gone into business. In 1982, Trump reported to New Jersey regulators a personal net worth of $321 million, built largely on his father’s connections, as well as loans and guarantees for bank credit. Two years later, a Trump lieutenant testified that his worth had not changed much. In 2004, in reviewing his application for a loan, Deutsche Bank concluded he was worth $788 million. Trump now makes the highly dubious claim that he is worth $10 billion; Forbes estimates that the real number is $3.7 billion. That’s a lot of money, to be sure, but suppose Trump had never done any deals and instead sold all of his assets back in 1982 and invested them in a fund based on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. With dividends reinvested, he would have increased his wealth to $535 million by 1985. By 2004, his personal wealth would have increased to $5.9 billion. And three years ago, he would have exceeded what he claims to be worth now by more than $1 billion; today, he would be worth more than $13 billion, just under three times the Forbes estimate.

In other words, if the Republican nominee had done nothing but mow his lawn for the past 35 years, he would be a dramatically wealthier man than he is today. The huge bonus in that scenario: Thousands of people would not have been ridiculed, ripped off or otherwise have suffered from encounters with Donald J. Trump.Demolition ManDonald Trump loves to put his name on buildings, but there are no hospital wings named for him. No museums have a piece of artwork with a plaque reading “A Gift of Donald J. Trump.” No buildings at the University of Pennsylvania bear his name, even though he constantly cites his graduation from its Wharton School as a sign of his intelligence. (Contrary to Trump’s suggestion, he attended the school for only two years as an undergraduate and did not obtain a degree from Wharton’s far more prestigious graduate business program.)Trump bears little resemblance to prominent billionaires such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg or Charles Francis Feeney, who have dedicated huge sums of their wealth to aiding the less fortunate. There is no evidence that Trump has done much of anything to make the world a better place; what he has left behind is some buildings, along with a lot of wreckage and rancor.

Trump regularly cheats at golf, even revising his scorecard after a match to transform defeat into victory, according to two people who have played with him. He persuaded an elderly couple who ran a Florida antique store to let him “try out” two valuable pieces, then refused to return or pay for them, according to someone close to the Trump family. He bought expensive jewelry at Bulgari on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, then colluded with the store to have empty boxes supposedly containing his purchase shipped out of state so he could dodge New York sales tax, court records show. After dragging a buddy through years of litigation, Trump told the man he had filed the suit only because he was angry the friend had not given him enough public credit for his success, according to a person who witnessed the conversation.When business executives came to his office, Trump bragged about his current wife, Melania, and showed them nude photographs from her modeling days, two bankers say. Trump encourages staff at the Trump Organization to tell him the faults of co-workers who are standing there, creating a vicious corporate environment, a former executive says. His niece and nephew sued him, alleging Trump used his influence over his then-demented father to rewrite his will and cut out his brother’s side of the family. Enraged by the suit, Trump reneged on a family commitment to pay the medical bills for his nephew’s sick baby. (They settled under confidential terms.)There are no names attached to those stories because the sources all know the Republican nominee strikes out viciously over any perceived criticism. They all asked to remain anonymous for fear that Trump would drag them to court or try to damage their careers. They know that is one of Trump’s greatest skills : bullying, threatening and suing anyone who criticizes him and cowing most of them into silence.He showed his willingness to harm others for his personal benefit early in his career. Using those undocumented Polish workers in 1980 for the razing of the Bonwit Teller building, for example, was deemed part of a civil conspiracy to defraud a union pension fund, a federal judge in New York later ruled.

Another example emerged the following year. Trump purchased an old hotel and adjacent apartment building for redevelopment on Central Park South, one of the toniest streets in Manhattan. A little more than 100 tenants occupied the rent-controlled apartments, but Trump launched a campaign to drive them out, according to court documents filed by city and state officials. He filed a barrage of what the city called “nuisance suits” against the residents. He cut off their heat and hot water. He tried to move homeless people into empty apartments to annoy or even frighten the residents. He decreased security for the building, and over those 18 months, the number of burglaries in the building skyrocketed.Trump scoffed at complaints from residents and the government, publicly disparaging occupants of the apartments as pampered millionaires—a claim he made with no information to back it up. Instead, the court proceedings showed that many of the residents were elderly or middle class. In 1986, with the legal proceedings dragging on, Trump finally abandoned his plans to tear down the apartment building, and the residents were allowed to remain.During that five-year battle, Trump also destroyed a football league. He had been unable to purchase an NFL team—it’s unclear exactly why—so he bought one in the fledgling United States Football League. The idea for the USFL was simple: America had a passion for football and the NFL didn’t play in the spring, so that’s when the USFL would stage its games.The USFL got off the ground in 1983. The timing could hardly have been better. The NFL was still recovering from a players’ strike in the fall of 1982 , and ESPN, a cable sports network, had recently launched, creating a demand for more programming, one that industry analysts expected would grow dramatically. There were 12 teams in the upstart USFL. ABC Sports and the USFL agreed to a two-year broadcast contract worth about $20 million; that was followed by a contract with ESPN. John Bassett, an owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits who gained a reputation as the USFL’s visionary, said he planned to have the league grow slowly. The owners would take losses for a while—as they would from investing in any promising startup—but in seven or eight years, Bassett said, the USFL would be on par with the NFL and have the money to compete for the best players.

After the first USFL season, Trump purchased the New Jersey Generals from an Oklahoma oilman. And with that, Bassett’s plan unraveled. Trump proclaimed that spring football was stupid. Bassett cautioned that competing against the NFL in the same season would kill the fledgling league, but Trump dismissed Bassett’s warning. “If God wanted football in the spring,” he said, “he wouldn’t have created baseball.”Rather than holding down costs, Trump began spending wildly for star players, offering so much money that he set off a salary spiral in the NFL and the USFL, one that eventually drove up the price of tickets to cover the massive expense. Trump also decided to add cheerleaders, holding tryouts in the basement of Trump Tower and selecting a number of underage girls for the job.In 1986, Bassett was dying of brain cancer and struggled to control the brash new owner. Through browbeating, cajoling and intimidation, Trump persuaded the other teams to abandon the spring league concept and play in the fall. He and his supporters sent lawyers into court, arguing that the NFL operated an illegal monopoly. A jury eventually agreed but awarded the USFL just $1 in damages—an amount that, under antitrust rules, had to be trebled to $3.The USFL appealed and, as part of its legal strategy, did not start playing again that spring. When the Supreme Court let the judgment stand, the USFL collapsed. Hundreds of people—players, announcers, executives, cheerleaders and others—lost their jobs.

Ugly, Incomprehensible Fights“I love to have enemies,” Trump once said. “I fight my enemies. I like beating my enemies to the ground.”He uttered these words in 1989, about the same time he was in a series of pointless battles: with other billionaires, with midlevel executives, with nobodies whose lives he destroyed just because he could.The ugliest—and most incomprehensible—fight involved a New York billionaire named Leonard Stern, who had turned a pet supply company into a real estate and media empire. The two men had been friendly enough until the spring of 1988, when one of Stern’s magazines, 7 Days, published a fairly innocuous article about Trump Tower, which contained a comment that resale prices on apartments were not as strong as their marketing suggested. This was hardly a surprise, as former Trump Tower residents had already publicly stated they had lost money on their resales.Although the comment was true, it infuriated Trump, who wrote to Stern, saying, “I just read a highly inaccurate and biased story in 7 Days by an obvious Trump hater—it is a disgrace.” Trump soon followed up with a note to David Schneiderman, president of Stern Publishing, which owned 7 Days, announcing a mass-plaintiff lawsuit brought by virtually everyone living in every Trump property, all of whom (he claimed) were outraged by the little-noticed comment in a little-read publication. While he was not keen on bringing litigation, Trump wrote, he could not hold back the hordes of apartment owners eager to sue and so decided to join them.Trump dropped the threat when he read a subsequent 7 Days article that included a compliment for his then-wife, Ivana, and the role she had played in redecorating his Plaza Hotel. He never explained why the infuriated (and unnamed) Trump apartment owners no longer cared about the damage supposedly done by the first piece.But he remained paranoid about a documentary on Trump financed by Stern and suddenly dragged his fellow billionaire’s wife into the crossfire. Someone planted gossip in the New York Daily News that Allison Stern was incessantly calling Trump’s office, pleading for a date. Trump then confirmed the article, saying, “We spoke. I wasn’t interested.” The Sterns considered suing but decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Allison Stern publicly dismissed Trump’s story as “absurd” and “the product of a juvenile mind.”Stern was not the last billionaire Trump tried to hurt. After Trump opened casinos in Atlantic City, he developed an intense hatred of Steve Wynn, a far more successful gambling industry executive. Trump decided to persuade Dennis Gomes, the president of Wynn’s Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Las Vegas, to break his contract and come work for the Trump Taj Mahal. Wynn sued Trump in a Nevada state court, which found that the current GOP nominee had been driven to poach Gomes out of “personal animosity” for Wynn.The super-wealthy, like Stern and Wynn, often walked away from Trump’s rages relatively unharmed. But those of lesser means were sometimes crushed for simply doing their jobs.In 1990, Marvin Roffman was a little-known analyst working at second-tier investment company called Janney Montgomery Scott. He specialized in appraising the financial prospects of the Atlantic City gaming industry. That spring, Trump’s biggest and by far most expensive casino, the Trump Taj Mahal, was set to open, and The Wall Street Journal examined its prospects. It called Roffman, who said the Taj would benefit from the publicity surrounding its opening but predicted it would struggle afterward. “Once the cold winds blow from October to February, it won’t make it,” Roffman told the paper. “The market just isn’t there.”Enraged, Trump faxed a letter to Janney Montgomery Scott, blasting Roffman’s statement as an “outrage.” He demanded a public retraction or that the firm fire Roffman, whom he called “an unguided missile.” Unless it did as he demanded, Trump wrote, he would launch a “major lawsuit.”Pressured by his company, Roffman faxed Trump a letter of apology the next day, saying the Journal had taken his words out of context. But after thinking about it overnight, he sent another letter retracting his apology. One day later, the investment company fired Roffman.Not satisfied, Trump continued to publicly berate Roffman. He told the New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Barron’s, Fortune and others that Roffman was untalented. He also told the Inquirer that he had saved Roffman’s job six months earlier. Trump delivered the worst—and a false—accusation to Vanity Fair, accusing Roffman of blackmail and fraud, claiming the analyst used to beg him to purchase securities through him, “with the implication that if I’d buy stock he’d give me positive comments.”In the end, however, it was Trump who looked like the fool. Before launching the Taj, he should have consulted Roffman, who later confidentially settled his lawsuit against Trump and won a $750,000 judgment against Janney Montgomery Scott. And Roffman was right about the Taj: In November 1990—one month after Roffman had predicted Trump’s casino would start to struggle—the Taj filed for bankruptcy. And with that collapse, brought about by Trump’s hubris and incompetence, he destroyed the jobs of far more people than just one smart industry analyst.Big, Bad Bets and DebtsIn November 1988, Trump gave the public a chance to let him wipe out their savings when he offered $675 million in junk bonds sold through Merrill Lynch. He raised the money to buy the Taj from Resorts International and rebuild it; despite his promise to use only bank borrowings, the lenders would not hand over enough cash. Investors wouldn’t either, unless Trump paid a lot of interest. So to sell his bonds, Trump agreed to a rate of 14 percent, far higher than the 9 percent yield at the time on investment-grade corporate bonds.Even that was not enough to pay for the crazy casino of Trump’s dreams. The bond prospectus estimated the cost of building and operating the Taj over the next 15 months was $805 million, covered with a $75 million cash contribution from Trump; the rest of the money would come from a Trump credit line and other loans. Trump did not disclose in the filing that he was also guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars of loans on real estate properties, which might undermine his ability to tap into his credit. And he spent money on a fight with homeowners whose land he wanted so he could build a larger parking lot for the casino.Trump knew the success of the Taj and the gambling houses he had previously built—the Trump Castle and the Trump Plaza—could mean the difference between Atlantic City’s rebirth or destruction. He also knew that lots of people would suffer along the way. “People will spend a tremendous amount of money in casinos, money that they would normally spend on buying a refrigerator or a new car,” Trump said. “Local businesses will suffer because they’ll lose dollars to the casino.” He was right. As he built his casinos, Atlantic City was ripped apart. Unemployment soared, hundreds of restaurants went out of business, and dry cleaners and specialty shops disappeared.With the future of the city, its residents and investors at stake—and with Trump’s finances spread perilously thin—the market reasonably believed that he, like any smart businessman, would focus on stabilizing his gaming empire. Instead, Trump dashed headlong into other businesses he knew nothing about, borrowing another $380 million to buy the Eastern Shuttle (renamed the Trump Shuttle), taking a run at purchasing a department store chain and even announcing a $7.5 billion takeover bid for American Airlines.When his three top casino executives died in a freak helicopter crash in late 1989, Trump took over direct management of that business. A short time later, the value of his junk bonds tanked, and Wall Street firms such as Salomon Brothers put “sell” recommendations on them. The many people who had purchased Trump’s bonds on his breezy assurances were losing fortunes.With the financial condition of his casinos getting steadily worse, Trump launched a purge of executives, replacing some of them with people who were clearly unqualified for their new jobs. Trump then publicly ripped the top officers he’d axed and refused to honor some of their severance agreements. Other executives decided to quit; they were no longer willing to tolerate Trump’s erratic leadership. The chief financial officer of the Taj, Donald Wood, was taken from the building in a stretcher after suffering from exhaustion and dehydration in April 1990; Trump fired him two days later.In June 1990, the firings continued. Trump turned over the assets of the airline to his banks, putting more than 500 people out of work, according to court records. The banks also forced Trump to sell his yacht and put him on a budget. The Queens-born mogul stiffed contractors for the Taj whom he owed $35 million but insisted the disaster would only make the public love his brand more. “I think it has greatly enhanced it,” he said.In November 1990, the Taj went bankrupt. The bondholders who had been promised high interest were forced to swap a large portion of their investment for half of the equity in the casino—a far riskier holding. Trump, however, walked away relatively unscathed. Banks let him borrow another $65 million and forgave his personal guarantees on loans, all to avoid a complete implosion of the Trump empire, one that would have taken many of his lenders down with him.

The entire Trump casino empire then tumbled into bankruptcy court. Trump slashed more jobs, investors lost more money, and the economy in Atlantic City worsened as unemployment surged.By 1992, enough of the wreckage had been cleared away that some of the outstanding bonds began to recover, climbing to about 70 percent of their original value. Delighted, Trump telephoned financial reporters to brag that his investors’ losses weren’t as terrible as they had seemed. “These prices just prove people love me,” he told The New York Times . “People love Donald Trump.”Three years later, Trump sold stock in his newly formed Trump Hotel and Casino Resorts, which owned all three of his Atlantic City casinos and another casino he had started in Indiana. He insisted the stock trade under the ticker DJT—his initials. As chairman of the company, Trump maintained a 41 percent stake, which was worth about $400 million when the stock hit its all-time high of $29.25 a share—less than a year after going public.Under Trump’s leadership, however, the company was unprofitable every year, and by the end of his time as chairman, it had lost more than $1 billion. By 2004, the stock was selling for 65 cents a share, and the company fell into bankruptcy; people who had put their faith in the Trump name lost more than 90 percent of their investment. During the same time, those who owned funds based on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index more than doubled their money. Even in the greatest stock market ever, and in a business regularly described as a license to print money, Trump left only wreckage in his wake. And investors in Trump hotels saw nothing but losses.On the other hand, Trump did just fine for himself. Even as his company’s stock price was collapsing and annual losses were piling up, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show that during his years as chairman, more than $60 million poured from the public company into Trump’s pockets.This is the dirty secret behind Trump’s allegedly miraculous financial recovery. What he told the public was a fable: that he had fought his way back with perseverance and skill. In truth, he did it by snatching huge fistfuls of cash from a company that was wiping out the savings of millions of people.The Great-American SchemeThe typical business contract lists names and job titles, or perhaps just identifies the companies involved. These documents rarely contain boasts, but that is what is on the first page of a 2004 confidential contract drawn up by Trump, a copy obtained by Newsweek shows. The other party to the deal was listed as SimDag-RoBEL LLC, a Florida limited liability corporation. Trump identified himself as the “worldwide renowned builder and developer of real estate who enjoys the highest reputation in these fields among others.”Those words might have stroked Trump’s ego, but no one else was ever supposed to see them. As a term of the contract, both sides were forbidden from ever revealing its existence. And for good reason—Trump was trying to keep up a façade of success.By then, most of the smart money had given up on Trump. To get a new personal credit line, he could no longer rely on handshake deals or personal guarantees with Chase Manhattan, as he once had. Instead, financial records obtained by Newsweek show, in 2003 he turned to the Cayman Islands’ branch of UBS, the Swiss bank. For that loan, however, he had to put up a large number of assets as security, including a portion of his interest in Trump World Tower, all of his investments in a Paine Webber brokerage account, mortgage notes and numerous other securities and property. Soon almost all financial institutions were passing on his deals, other than Deutsche Bank—and in a few years, he would default on a $640 million construction loan from it. The stock and bond markets, where every investor who had ever placed faith in Trump lost money, were closed to him. A fund financed by the billionaire George Soros agreed to invest in a Trump development once — but only once. A private equity firm, Colony Capital, backed out of a Trump project, forcing the Trump Organization to self-finance. Wall Street and financial institutions worldwide all knew that, as a businessman, Trump was a disaster.So Trump went in another direction , rebuilding his reputation on television. Beginning in 2004, around when his public company fell into bankruptcy, Trump began playing the role of a successful businessman on the NBC reality show The Apprentice. Unless it read the financial news religiously, the public could not know that this portrayal of Trump was a farce.The success of The Apprentice gave new credibility to Trump, which appealed to people looking to buy apartments and even products. That’s why Trump got into the business of selling his brand, letting other companies and developers use his name on their products for a substantial fee. The Trump steaks, the Trump water, the vodka, the chocolates, the mortgage company—all were attempts by Trump to make money off his name because he had few other financial options. In 2004, he also decided to launch Trump University, a for-profit education company that collapsed amid allegations it had defrauded thousands of people. Two class actions by former Trump University students are proceeding in California; a third case has been brought in New York by the state’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman.The 2004 contract with SimDag-RoBEL was for another deal placing Trump’s name on someone else’s product—this time on what was promised to be a Florida condominium apartment building. SimDag-RoBEL was developing the project and paid for the right to call it Trump Tower Tampa. The contract required SimDag-RoBEL to comply with “Trump Standards,” which the document described as “the level of quality and luxury” associated with premier buildings like Trump Tower in New York City. However, the contract said, SimDag-RoBEL, using its “commercially reasonable judgment and discretion,” would be the sole arbiter of whether the building met those standards. Trump would not need to obtain financing, or handle or inspect any of the development work. Instead, he just needed to pose for pictures and cash the checks—$2 million for the initial license fee, plus an additional share of up to 25 percent of all sales.Executives made every effort in the marketing materials to make potential buyers believe Trump was developing the Tampa building. The first sentence of a press release, dated January 10, 2005, read, “Donald J. Trump announced today plans for a 52-story, ultra-luxury condominium in downtown Tampa, Florida to be called Trump Tower Tampa.” The release said the building “will be Mr. Trump’s first project” on the Gulf of Mexico. It also quoted Mayor Pam Iorio saying, “I appreciate Mr. Trump’s investment in Tampa.”

Trump was not putting any money into Tampa; he was just taking cash out of it. But apartment buyers started putting down large deposits for their condominiums that same year. It was not until May 2007, when Trump sued SimDag-RoBEL for failing to pay him all of his licensing fees, that the apartment buyers discovered they had been deceived. SimDag-RoBEL failed to complete the building, and the people who put down the deposits sued everyone involved, including Trump.That suit exposed the beauty of Trump’s scam: He had slapped the Ferrari name on a Chevy. Unless the apartment buyers spent hours at the closing reading the lengthy apartment purchase agreement or hired a lawyer to review it, there was no way to know they were the victims of a bait-and-switch. In response to the suit, Trump pleaded innocence—it wasn’t his building, after all.The scam worked, again and again. Trump Hollywood failed, and the real estate mogul blamed Jorge Pérez, the developer who had paid to use his name. Trump International Hotel and Tower Fort Lauderdale fell into foreclosure, and 30 buyers lost $100,000 each. But this was not his fault, Trump said. The same thing happened with the Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico, which—though it attracted dozens of buyers who posted $32 million in deposits—never amounted to more than a hole in the ground. Again, Trump denied responsibility. Building after building, failure after failure, hundreds of millions of dollars lost. Each time, the buyers sued, saying they had been tricked into believing that Trump was the developer. And each time, Trump pointed to the fine print of the contracts, told the courts the buyers should have read them more carefully, and walked away. Potentially hundreds of people lost tens of millions of dollars while Trump pocketed huge sums through his licensing fees.Trump’s career has been much of the same kind of scam. He demands applause and annihilates those who refuse to give it. He preens about successes he obtained only by destroying the wealth, careers and reputations of other people. He takes credit for the victories of others and denies any blame for his many failures. In his impulsive pursuit of self-aggrandizement, his victims are legion.And now he vows to do to America what he did to them.

People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days A Week, Experts Claim

If you are over 40 and thinking that your ability to focus and remember facts is deteriorating, your work could actually be to blame.

Recent research by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research found that, whilst working up to 30 hours a week is good for cognitive function in the over 40s, any more than that causes performance to deteriorate.

In fact, those who worked 55 hours a week or more showed worse cognitive impairment than those who were retired or unemployed and didn’t work at all.

The study looked at 3500 women and 3000 men aged 40 and over, and made them complete cognitive function tests whilst their performance at work was monitored.

Their ability to read words aloud, recite lists of numbers and match letters and numbers in speed trials was monitored throughout the test, known as the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey (Hilda). The author of the test, Professor Colin McKenzie, said that both ‘thinking’ and ‘knowing’ were important indicators. Reading tests is the ‘knowing’ part of ability, whilst ‘thinking’ captures memory, abstract and executive reasoning.

Whilst some intellectual stimulation is thought to be good to retain cognitive function in later life, with brain puzzles such as Sudoku and crosswords credited with sustaining brain power in older people, excessive stimulation works the other way.

Professor McKenzie told The Times that many countries are aiming to raise the retirement age, forcing people to work for longer as they will be unable to claim benefits until later. He believes that the degree of work may have an important bearing on this.

The degree of intellectual stimulation may depend on working hours. Work can be a double edged sword, in that it can stimulate brain activity, but at the same time working long hours can cause fatigue and stress, which potentially damage cognitive functions.

He believes that part time work may be beneficial in retaining brain function in middle aged and older people. Should those who can afford to do so reduce their hours, then? And is the type of work you do a factor?

You would think that a job you love which is less stressful would be less damaging on your stress and fatigue levels. The Hilda survey doesn’t look at the type of work and how that affects results, so this is something to bear in mind.

Professor McKenzie reasons, “It’s very difficult to identify the causal effects of the type of work on cognitive functions. People may be selected into certain occupations according to their cognitive abilities.” Certainly, high stress factor jobs with long hours in competitive, demanding fields will play havoc with a person’s health in general.

As most people have to go on working after 40, or even return to work after a break to have a family or for other personal reasons, taking care of your health, maximizing your down time and taking restful holidays becomes more important. Professor McKenzie says that, “Working full time – over 40 hours a week –  is still better than no work in terms of maintaining cognitive function, but it is not maximizing the potential effects of work.”

A balance seems to be needed, then, especially as the government are planning to bring in full time work requirements until that age of 67.

What do you think? Do you feel that a reduction in hours would be beneficial?