Idle No More: Off The Reservation

Far too often, non-Indigenous peoples say Indigenous peoples need to get over the claim that white people reference and frame Indigenous life and lifestyles in negative ways.  The problem is that it’s a fact that white people reference and frame Indigenous life and lifestyles in negative ways.

For those of you who doubt it, how do you explain away Hillary Clinton’s recent comments while campaigning?  Don’t take my interpretation as gospel.  Take a look at how CNN reported her comments.

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Hillary clarified her comments about men “off the reservation” by stating that she wasn’t going to “deal with [men’s] temper tantrums or their bullying or their efforts to try to provoke [her].”

If you aren’t familiar with this common phrase, you should know that it’s a reference to the Indigenous peoples of North America who were restricted to reservations created by the Canadian government (in Canada) and the American government (in the U.S.).

In the 1800s, when the term “off the reservation” was used, it was with contempt and hatred for Indigenous peoples who refused to stay on the government-created reservations. In fact, it was believed that an Indigenous person who wasn’t “on the reservation” was out to wage war on Americans.

“The acting commissioner of Indian affairs to-day received a telegram from Agent Roorke of the Klamath (Oregon) agency, dated July 6, in which he says: ‘No Indians are off the reservation without authority. All my Indians are loyal and peaceable, and doing well.” (Baltimore Sun, July 11, 1878)

Yes, if Indigenous peoples were “off the reservation” they were supposedly hellbent on putting white people in peril for their lives.  Those who were “off the reservation” were allegedly rogue Indians who were the scourge of the continent.

It’s bad enough when the media uses the term, and it’s bad enough when everyday people use the term, but when someone hoping to win the Presidential nomination for their party uses the term, it’s time start asking what kind of President would that person make if elected into power.

American voters, before throwing your support behind one candidate or another, ask yourself if the candidates who use racial slurs are the kind of candidate you would like to see representing your country.  If the answer is “No” then it’s time to start paying attention to what candidates are saying, and peek underneath those comments to see what’s hiding within their agenda.

Elyse Bruce

SUGGESTED READING

CLINTON: EXPERIENCE WITH MEN ‘OFF THE RESERVATION’
http://www.4029tv.com/politics/clinton-experience-with-men-off-the-reservation/39283900

CLINTON:  I’M VERY EXPERIENCED WITH MEN WHO GO ‘OFF THE RESERVATION’
http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/hillary-clinton-men-reservation-222645

HILLARY CLINTON: I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH MEN ‘OFF THE RESERVATION’ LIKE DONALD TRUMP
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-off-the-reservation/

HILLARY CLINTON:  I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH MEN ‘OFF THE RESERVATION’ LIKE DONALD TRUMP
http://www.kitv.com/story/31850620/hillary-clinton-i-have-experience-with-men-off-the-reservation-like-donald-trump

SHOULD SAYING SOMEONE IS ‘OFF THE RESERVE’ BE OFF LIMITS?
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/06/29/326690947/should-saying-someone-is-off-the-reservation-be-off-limits

The Morbid Excitement Of Conspiracy Theories

No sooner was the news out about Prince’s passing than the conspiracy theories began flying about the Internet.  Prince was a drug addict.  Prince had been up for six days straight.  Prince was meat-eating vegan.  Prince was a strict Jehovah’s Witness who wasn’t a strict Jehovah’s witness.

One of the wildest conspiracy theories was that just days after getting back the rights to his own music, his label put a hit out on him.

Now, that’s a great storyline for a fictional story, and if someone wrote the story of a fictional music icon being bumped off by a fictional music label to regain control of the fictional music catalogue, there would be a lot of people pointing out that the premise was severely flawed.

I’ll be keeping the details to a minimum to keep the explanation streamlined.

The traditional songwriter and publisher agreement splits mechanical royalties fifty-fifty with fifty percent paid to the songwriter and fifty percent paid to the publisher.  Straightforward and simple.

The traditional recording artist agreement is considerably more complicated for many reasons, most of which are tied to upfront costs underwritten by the label which must be recouped by the label before the recording artist sees a profit.  When all is said and done, recording artists generally negotiate a royalty of between ten and twenty-five percent.

The traditional singer-songwriter recording artist agreement has a controlled composition clause because the traditional songwriter and publisher clause isn’t a recoupable expense (meaning the label can’t deduct expenses from those royalties because they aren’t the label’s royalties to deduct from).

There are performance royalties that are under the watchful eyes of performing rights associations in every country … provided the song is properly registered and provided that the song plays in certain specific situations.  For example, a theme song written for a college radio station isn’t going to garner the songwriter any royalties at all.  But generally speaking, most places where music is played or heard have paid to have a licensing fee that grants them permission to play music on location (and where said royalties are paid out to the copyright owners).

Of course, Internet music and streaming services get away with paying next to nothing for the music they serve up to consumers.

Prince signed on with Warner Bros. Records when he was 19 (back in early 1976).  He split from Warner Bros. Records when he was 40 (back in 1998) and signed with Arista Records in 1999.  Warner Bros. Records retains their part of the copyrights to Prince’s music that was recorded between 1976 and 1998 (as was their right).

In 2000, Prince’s publishing contract with Warner/Chappel expired, and the music he wrote after the expiry of his publishing contract was no longer tied to Warner Bros. in any way.

Four years later, in 2005, Prince signed with Universal Records.

Fast forward to early 2014, and not only did Prince regain full copyright ownership to his music that had been with Warner Bros. Records, but he signed back on with the label.  The Copyright Revision Act of 1976 established a clause for termination of master recording copyright, and Prince was in possession of a hundred percent of his music that had previously been with Warner Bros. Records.

Prince didn’t regain control of his catalogue because of courtroom wranglings between his legal team and Warner Bros. Records’s legal team.  He regained control of his catalogue thanks to a legal determination made with regards to the Copyright Act.

Now that Prince has passed, royalties will be paid to his estate.

Contrary to what some conspiracy theorists are claiming, the royalties don’t re-revert to Warner Bros. Records. Claiming that Warner Bros. Records put out a hit on Prince so they could get that revenue stream back under their control is not only ridiculous, but not legally possible.

Perhaps it’s time people learned to just leave people alone when they pass, and stop trying to create hysterical conspiracy theories about why they died.  I’d be willing to bet that Prince would have appreciated a quieter send-off than the one created by those who like to spin tall tales.

Elyse Bruce

SUGGESTED READING

WHO WILL CONTROL PRINCE’S CATALOG OF HIT SONGS
https://www.thewrap.com/who-will-control-princes-catalog-of-hit-songs/

SOURCE CLAIMS PRINCE WAS MURDERED FOR WINNING THE RIGHTS TO HIS OWN MUSIC
http://tmzworldnews.com/source-claims-prince-was-murdered-for-winning-the-rights-to-own-his-music/

PRINCE MAY HAVE KNOWN HIS DEATH WAS NEAR
http://www.iheart.com/news/prince-may-have-known-his-death-14630897/

PRINCE: CASH-STRAPPED DURING LIFE
http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/25/prince-money-problems/

PRINCE GAINS HIS CATALOG IN LANDMARK DEAL WITH WARNER BROS.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6062423/prince-deal-with-warner-bros-new-album-coming

PRINCE’S CONTRACT TIFF IS A MAZE OF NUMBERS
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19941028&slug=1938328

PRINCE’S BEHIND-SCENES BANKABILITY
http://web.archive.org/web/20031119025700/http://www.startribune.com/stories/389/40723.html

A KING’S RANSOM FOR PRINCE: ARTIST SIGNS RECORD $100-MILLION CONTRACT WITH WARNER
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-09-04/business/fi-6479_1_warner-bros

Branding Your Assets

Years ago, in a music magazine (I forget which after all these years), Phil Philcox has this to say about the life of a musician.

Playing music is like eating raw fish or cutting your own hair:  It ain’t for everybody.

The article Phil had written for was titled, “How To Buy A Drumset … Cheap!”  While the focus of the article was how to buy a good used drum kit at a reasonable price that made the buyer happy and the seller relieved, the quote applied to more than just musicians looking to buy equipment.

The quote also applies to running your own micro or small business:  It ain’t for everybody.

Far too many entrepreneurs put out their shingle when they start up their businesses, and then they wait for customers to start pouring in through the front doors and they wait for the phone to start ringing off the hook.  When business begins to trickle in, the question is usually:  How come nobody wants what I’m selling?

As Will Rogers once said,”Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

Now, according to Chuck Jones’s Coyote and Road Runner Rules, the first rule is that the road runner can’t harm the coyote except by going “beep beep.”

Keeping these two things in mind, what does this mean to entrepreneurs?  It means that if you just sit on the right track, what’s going to hurt you most is another entrepreneur letting you know he’s flying past you on his (or her) way to success.

What Should You Do?

Create traffic assets on your website and blog.  Driving customers and potential customers to your website and blog is only one part of the success equation.  Once your customers and potential customers are there, you need something that will not only keep them on your website and blog, but also draw them back to your website and blog.

What Draws People’s Attention?

People are drawn to people, websites, blogs, and sources that are respected and reputable.  If you’re just opening up shop, now is the time to prove yourself as the “go to” person on at least one specific topic that showcases your expertise.  As you become the “go to” person on the subject you’ve chosen as your identifying talent, build your brand to push your asset further up the ladder.

How Does Branding Happen?

If you’re going to establish yourself as a “go to” person, you have to introduce yourself and your expertise to those who know you as well as to those who don’t know you.  The best way to do this is to make yourself available to your local print and broadcast media as a reliable resources for any news stories they may be running.

Contact businesses with blogs that are complementary to your own business and/or blog, and offer to write a guest blog as a one-time offer or as part of an ongoing series (quarterly or monthly).  Share blog articles from other entrepreneurs on your own website and blog (with written permission from the original author) that you feel will be of interest to your customer base.

Respect The Blogosphere

Not every person commenting on a blog is going to be positive or pleasant.  In fact, a small percentage of commenters will be outright unpleasant and argumentative.

Acknowledge those who comment on your blog, even if it’s a simple thank you and nothing else.  Do not engage those who are looking to negatively affect what you post on your website and blog.

Occasionally, you will want to withhold putting a comment through because it adds nothing to the article posted on your website and blog.  Such comments usually contain personal attacks or racist comments.

Don’t delete those comments.  Keep them aside, but don’t delete them.  There are times when people who write personal attacks and racist comments will try to harass you or your business.  Having a paper trail with which to prove the series of events is invaluable.

Final Note

Running your own enterprise is a lot of work.  It’s not for everyone, and that’s fine.  Each of us has to do what’s in our own best interests.  For some it’s being an employee; for others it’s being an entrepreneur.

Embrace your choices with positive and dogged determination, and you will succeed.  And remember the words of Phil Philcox, Will Rogers, and Chuck Jones.

Elyse Bruce

Idle No More: White Privilege Revisited

Recently, an online acquaintance posted a comment about forgetting to park his white privilege at the door.  In his case, his life has been neither easy nor hard when it comes to opportunities and avenues of employment.  He enjoys a life that isn’t perhaps filled with impressive financial compensation, but he is doing what he likes doing, so his professional career hasn’t been without its own perks.

Being White Is Just As Hard As Not Being White

This is where many misunderstand what white privilege really is.  They assume the term to mean that white people can’t possibly understand what it’s like to be born disadvantaged or to struggle to achieve goals or to rise above their humble beginnings.  It’s not that white people can’t have hard lives.  It’s that being white doesn’t make their lives any harder.

It’s A Little Like Being Tall

Being tall is a bonus in society.  Tall people are thought of as leaders.  The English language even extolls that concept by saying that people of exceptional calibre are “head and shoulders above” their peers.

Studies have proven that the taller a person is, the more money that person can expect to earn in business.  In fact, when spread out across a person’s career, the tall employees can earn, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars more than their shorter colleagues, even if their education and work fall below that of their colleagues.

It’s Also A Little Like Being Thin

Being overweight — even if it’s just a few pounds — works against people.  The more a person weighs above what the charts claim is acceptable, the more that person is perceived as being lazy and unhealthy.  If a person is perceived as being lazy and unhealthy, they are also thought to be less intelligent.  Why?  Because a smart, motivated person would be living a healthy lifestyle and keeping those extra pounds at bay.

In fact, studies have proven that overweight women are less likely to be hired or promoted to higher-wage positions, and they earn less money compared to average size women and all men regardless of a man’s weight.  Over the course of a career, the overweight woman earns hundreds of thousands of dollars less than her average size female colleagues, and her male colleagues of any size.

And It’s A Little Like Being Young

In the U.S., employees are supposedly protected by Federal law when it comes to age discrimination if you’re forty years of age or older.  But some employers (or potential employers) have creative ways to make sure they aren’t going to be on the receiving end of a formal complaint.

It’s Sort Of Like Being Able Bodied

There’s a reason the U.S. has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to protect employees from discrimination based on a disability.  It’s because those with a diagnosed disability are discriminated against, even with the ADA in place.

The Misperception America Was Built On

White Europeans landed in the Americas with set beliefs about those who were not white Europeans.  Blacks were slaves.  Asians were cheap labor.  Indigenous peoples were savages.  And religion told them that God had made them the superior race.

Regardless of what class a white person was born into, that white person was still “head and shoulders above” any Black, Asian, or Indigenous person, not matter how well a Black, Asian, or Indigenous person did for himself or herself .  Yes, being white made that person better than anyone who wasn’t white.  And while many claim that this is no longer the case, unfortunately, if that was the truth, there wouldn’t be any need to include race as a grounds upon which a person cannot be discriminated against.

Final Note

The bottom line is that if a person is born a tall, average size, healthy, white male, they already have the inside track according to society’s biases.  Imagine how disheartening that is for someone who is short, overweight, disabled, and a minority female.

So yes, for those of you who insist that there is no such thing as white privilege, you are mistaken.

You may not have asked to be born white, but if you’re white, that’s what you were born.  You may not see or understand the privilege that your light skin brings you, but rest assured, society as a whole does whether subconsciously or consciously.  That’s just the way life is.

The next time someone asks you to check your white privilege at the door, please do so — not because you’re being asked, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Elyse Bruce

SUGGESTED READING

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/disability-discrimination-workplace-overview-of-30123.html

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
http://www.independentliving.org/docs5/EmployDiscrim.html

JOB DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE DISABLED: NOT JUST AN ACADEMIC ISSUE
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/job-discrimination-against-the-disabled-not-just-an-academic-issue/

(THE) LONG AND SHORT OF HEIGHT DISCRIMINATION UNDER THE ADA
http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/35885/the-long-and-short-of-height-discrimination-under-the-ada

OVERWEIGHT WOMEN LOSE IN THE LABOR MARKET
http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/10/overweight-women-labor-market/

TOO BIG TO COCKTAIL?
http://nation.time.com/2013/07/26/too-big-to-cocktail-judge-upholds-weight-discrimination-in-the-workplace/

(THE) TROUBLE WITH TALL PEOPLE
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-trouble-with-tall-people/

(THE) UGLY TRUTH ABOUT AGE DISCRIMINATION
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/01/31/the-ugly-truth-about-age-discrimination/#1196b6a11f1e

Springsteen, Talk To Swift (#STTS)

Back in the day, when someone was in trouble, they sent out an S.O.S.  Those who were in close proximity to whoever sent the S.O.S. would respond.

Bruce Springsteen, as many know, canceled his concert in Greensboro, NC at the beginning of April because his personal beliefs wouldn’t allow him to discriminate and persecute the LGBTQ community.  It’s good to know where he stands on the issue so that he can step up his game and talk to fellow label mates about their missteps.

Instead of sending out an S.O.S., it’s time for Bruce to T.T.S. because using sexual orientation as an insult and a threat is definitely something that’s right up his “right thing morally” that his band mate, Steve Van Zandt mentioned when the Boss canceled his tour date.

The label mate I’m talking about is Taylor Swift who co-wrote and recorded, “Picture To Burn.”

You see, Taylor co-wrote this with Liz Rose, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC is the publishing company, and the lyrics include this homophobic slur:

So go and tell your friends that
I’m obsessive and crazy
That’s fine!
I’ll tell mine you’re gay

Wow!  Those words are definitely supporting “prejudice and bigotry” against a segment of the LGBTQ community, wouldn’t you agree?  After all, she’s threatening to tell her friends her ex-boyfriend is gay as if that’s a bad thing!

SIDE NOTE:  I’m also not a supporter of someone threatening to tell friends that his ex-girlfriend is crazy which stigmatizes those suffering from mental health issues and conditions.

And she co-wrote that song with a veteran songwriter who has written for other recording artists such as Tim McGraw and Bonnie Raitt!  Granted Liz Rose claimed in the 2014 Rolling Stone article that her friends say she’s more of an editor of Taylor’s songs than a co-writer, but even as an editor, shouldn’t she have pointed out to Taylor that her lyrics were, to put it lightly, attacking the LGBTQ community?

Now I’m not telling you what to do here, Bruce, but you know, since you feel you have to speak out against these kinds of attacks on the LGBTQ community by refusing to do business with North Carolina because of the HB2 (colloquially known as the Bathroom Bill), you need to take a stand on this kind of songwriting that promotes hatred against gays.

Are you going to start telling your music industry friends they have to boycott Liz Rose and Taylor Swift?  Or are you just going to suggest Taylor and Liz (and Sony) return the money earned from that song ?  Maybe all that money could be donated to help fight LGBTQ causes?

These are people who could benefit from your strong moral influence (other than your musical influence), don’t you agree?

It might also be a good time to talk to Sony.

Back in 2006, they announced to the world that the company had a separate label for LGBTQ artists.  That was like segregation, wasn’t it?  And well, that’s not right, is it?  But what’s worse, some of the rap and hip hop artists working with Sony seem to be pretty anti-LGBTQ in 2016!

But you know, one thing at a time.  Now that you’ve tackled the North Carolina thing by canceling your tour date in Greensboro, you can tackle the Taylor Swift thing.  After all, it’s the “right thing morally” to help your fellow label mates understand that they just can’t do that … use sexual orientation as a weapon to diminish someone who isn’t a boyfriend (or girlfriend) anymore.

Elyse Bruce

Did Bruce Issue A Show Horse Statement?

Bruce Springsteen backed out of his concert in Greensboro, North Carolina earlier this month because of his opposition to House Bill 2 aka HB2, colloquially known as the Bathroom Bill.  He stated to the media that he was canceling his concert because of his strong personal beliefs with regards to LGBTQ rights.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STATEMENT
Band member, Steven Van Zandt was quick to rejoin his boss by stating, “Unfortunately, it’s the only way people understand.  You have to hurt them economically to force them to do the right thing morally.”

While the media was quick to jump on this and support Springsteen, calling him a hero for standing up for LGBTQ rights, the facts seem to indicate that this was grandstanding on Springsteen’s part, and not as heartfelt and legitimate as his statement appeared to be.

I wonder when Sony and Springsteen will release a statement saying that radio and television stations along with public businesses (i.e. bars, taverns, live venues, elevators, retail, et al) are barred from playing Springsteen’s music because, morally speaking, surely Springsteen wouldn’t want to benefit from receiving royalties for his songs being played in North Carolina.

And I wonder when Sony and Springsteen will release a statement saying that there will be no more CD sales or downloads of Springsteen music to residents of North Carolina because the moral thing to do would be to withhold his music in physical, digital, streaming, and online forms from people in North Carolina.

Being gay or lesbian is illegal in countries such as Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates where homosexuality may be punished by death.  In fact, globally, it is illegal to be gay or lesbian in 75 countries.

Included in the list of 75 countries are Barbados,Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.  It also includes India, Pakistan, Singapore, and Malaysia.  Let’s not forget Egypt, Mauritius (a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean), and Swaziland.

SAME SEX ACTS ILLEGAL (75 COUNTRIES)
Springsteen was in concert in New Zealand three times, giving his first concert there in 2003 and his third concert there in 2014.  Since the Cook Islands are associates to New Zealand and given that it’s illegal to be LGBTQ in the Cook Islands, surely the Boss returned the money generated from those concerts.  After all, it would be the wrong thing morally to keep money from concerts performed in a country where their associates, the Cook Islands, were so hateful and discriminatory against LGBTQ people, right?

Dude, you played Zimbabwe and kept the money … another country where it’s against the law to be LGBTQ.  You’re going to want to do the right thing morally and return that money, don’t you think?

Surely the Boss and Sony have taken every measure possible to prevent Springsteen’s music from being heard, played, or otherwise enjoyed in those countries.  After all, that would be the right thing morally to do, wouldn’t it?

Bruce, refuse to accept all royalties generated by the mechanical rights, the performance rights, the print rights, the digital performance rights, the rental/public lending rights, and  the synchronization rights in those 75 countries in light of the fact you have such a strong held belief about what you mistakenly think HB2 is about.

And while you can’t control what other artists do with their recordings, if your music is on their CDs or albums, Bruce, are you doing the right thing morally by refusing to accept all royalties generated by the mechanical rights, the performance rights, the print rights, the digital performance rights, the rental/public lending rights, and the synchronization rights of the songs that generate royalties for you?  I would hope so.

Also, if you’ve ever been on holidays or taken a break where you’ve kicked back on the beaches of Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa, Tonga, or any other country listed among the 75 countries where LGBTQ rights do not exist and where it’s an offense to be LGBTQ, you were supporting discrimination against LGBTQ people, Bruce.

It’s so sad that you don’t understand that HB2 isn’t about discriminating against LGBTQ people.

It’s sad that you don’t understand that accepting money from countries where it’s against the law to be LGBTQ is far more reprehensible.

You see, in North Carolina, no one said it’s against the law to be LGBTQ or straight, Bruce.  Nobody legislated that it was against the law to be LGBTQ or straight.

But it’s the law in 75 countries that it’s illegal to be LGBTQ in their specific country!

Bruce, when you wrote that “some things are more important than a rock show, and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them” did you mean you’re only willing to take a stand on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon certain factors such as how much money is going into the coffers and how much free publicity this might generate for you courtesy of the media?  If so, that’s not taking a stand.

That’s being hypocritical.

That’s being an opportunist.

And Steve, when someone rakes in money from CD sales, downloads, and radio airplay in countries where it’s against the law to be LGBTQ, where’s the “right thing morally” that you hold the people of North Carolina up to but let slide when it’s your boss?  That’s not right.  That’s something else completely.

In any case, I’m sure that Bruce Springsteen will do the “right thing morally,” and stop taking money out of North Carolina — right after he does all the other “right things morally” with regards to LGBTQ rights in countries that have legislated that it’s against the law to be LGBTQ within their borders.

Elyse Bruce

Suggested Reading

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IS A BULLY FOR CANCELING CONCERT
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/north-carolina-congressman-bruce-springsteen-882208

HERE ARE THE 10 COUNTRIES WHERE HOMOSEXUALITY MAY BE PUNISHED BY DEATH
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/

MUSIC ROYALTIES 101: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO COLLECT
http://blog.sonicbids.com/music-royalties-101-what-they-are-and-how-to-collect

SONY LEAK:  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN GETS RICH NEW CONTRACT, STAYS WITH LABEL THROUGH 2027
http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/04/17/sony-leak-bruce-springsteen-gets-rich-new-contract-stays-with-label-through-2027

WHERE ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES TO BY GAY?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/where-is-it-illegal-to-be-homosexual-and-which-is-the-most-deadly-country-to-be-gay-10355338.html

PDF Document

STATE SPONSORED HOMOPHOBOIA
A WORLD SURVEY OF LAWS:
CRIMINALISATION,PROTECTION AND RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX LOVE

by Aengus Carroll and Lucas Paoli Itaborahy; published May 2015 by http://www.ilga.org

Click HERE to open document.

What If I Told You …

What if I told you that Big Pharma and Big Homeopath are actually all Big Pharma working both ends of the medical fearmongering campaign?

What if I told you that Andrew Wakefield was part of that conspiracy to get all those who weren’t buying into what Big Pharma was selling?

What if I told you that to get the stragglers, Big Pharma decided to create Big Homeopath to corral all those who refused to vaccinate themselves and their children?

What if I told you that Joseph Mercola was also part of that conspiracy, and that his empire was raking in every bit as much money as some of the pharmaceutical companies?

What if I told you that the mercury that anti-vaxxers claim is in childhood vaccines was the same as the mercury that’s used in homeopathic remedies?

What if I told you that the Illuminati only wants people to believe that mercury from vaccines and mercury in homeopathic medicines were removed in 1999?

What if I told you that measles and mumps and rubella and pertussis and diphtheria and tetanus were all laboratory-created diseases with an end goal of creating a race of autistics that would do as they were told by members of the elite?

What if I told you that the “Thoughtful House” wasn’t thinking the thoughts you thought it was thinking, and that it’s actually thinking thoughts that the Illuminati want you to think so they can control the entire population all over the world?

What if I told you that the “Strategic Autism Initiative” was created to strategically research ways in which autism could be spread to even more children, and to have autism continue to affect them well into their adult years?

What if I told you that the Tribeca Film Festival was part of a plan to outrage anti-vaxxers to the point of hysteria by announcing the acceptance, and then the removal, of the autism documentary directed by Andrew Wakefield?

What if I told you that Big Pharma aka Big Homeopath was seeing excellent results as growing numbers of parents known as vaccine skeptics are delaying childhood vaccines and relying on homeopathic remedies and alternative medicines such as chiropractic to protect their children from getting autism?

What if I told you that Dr. Bob Sears made up his “spread out” vaccine schedule to convince the fence sitting parents to expose their children to autism?

What if I told you that as more and more children are becoming autistic (it was 1 in 166 less than 10 years ago and now people are claiming it’s 1 in 34), that by 2025 everyone on earth, with the exception of Big Pharma and the Illuminati, will have autism?

What would you say?

What if I told you that authors have a fantastic sense of “what if” and that’s why they write such believable novels and short stories?

Elyse Bruce

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