First signs of mass grave in Bucha appear on satellite images of Mar 10

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3448066-first-signs-of-mass-grave-in-bucha-appear-on-satellite-images-of-mar-10.html

First signs of mass grave in Bucha appear on satellite images of Mar 10

First signs of mass grave in Bucha appear on satellite images of Mar 10

photos

Maxar Technoogies, a company collecting and
publishing the satellite imagery of Ukraine, has reported the first
signs of excavation for a mass grave at the Church of St. Andrew the
First-Called and All Saints in the city of Bucha were seen on March 10,
2022.
The relevant statement was made by Reuters, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“More recent coverage on March 31 shows the grave site with an
approximately 45-foot-long trench in the southwestern section of the
area near the church,” Maxar Technologies noted.

A reminder that such settlements as Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, and the
entire Kyiv Region were liberated from Russian invaders. The mass
murders of civilians, committed by Russian troops, were recorded within
the liberated areas. On April 1, 2022, Bucha Mayor Anatolii Fedoruk
reported 280 people had been buried in mass graves. According to
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, 410 bodies of killed
civilians were taken from the liberated areas in Kyiv Region.

Was the West guilty of harming a non-communist Russia under Yelsin?

Comment by tonytran2015: Karma is in action and the West is feeling threatened with a nuclear war.

https://www.quora.com/Was-it-the-Wests-intention-in-the-1990s-to-cripple-Russia-under-Yeltsin-It-became-near-3rd-world-even-faced-starvation-then-during-radical-capitalist-shock-therapy-reforms

Ukraine latest news: Zelensky rebukes Nato refusal on no-fly zone – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: There is nothing worse than trusting your lives to untrustworthy allies. The US cannot be any country’s ally. EU without UK is busy going woke.

But the United States did not keep its word. Is an American’s word reliable these days?

Nguyen Van Thieu(Saigon, RVN, 1975)

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60532634

Zelensky said: “All the people who die, starting today, will also die because of you. Because of your weakness, because of your disconnection.”

… “The Nato summit took place today. A weak summit. A confused summit. A summit that shows that not everyone considers the fight for freedom for Europe the number one goal.

…”All the intelligence agencies ofthe Nato countries are well aware of the
enemy’s plans. They confirmed that Russia wants to continue the offensive.

“Nato has deliberately decided not to close the skies over Ukraine. Nato countries created a narrative that closing the skies over Ukraine would provoke Russia’s direct aggression against Nato.

“This is the self-hypnosis of those who are weak, insecure inside, despite the fact they possess weapons many times stronger than we have.”

“If Ukraine does not survive, the whole of Europe will not survive.

“If Ukraine falls, the whole of Europe will fall.”

“All the people who die, starting today, will also die because of you. Because of your weakness, because of your disconnection.”

“The Nato summit took place today. A weak summit. A confused summit. A summit that shows that not everyone considers the fight for freedom for Europe the number one goal.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2022)

Musk’s Neuralink interface caused ‘extreme suffering’ in monkeys, doctors say — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/548969-musk-neuralink-tortured-monkeys/

The controversial brain implant caused monkeys to suffer and die, according to a new report

Elon Musk’s brain-chip company Neuralink has caused horrific damage to test monkeys, according to a complaint filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) on Thursday and seen by the New York Post. The complaint, filed with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), concerns Neuralink testing on the monkeys carried out at the University of California at Davis from 2017 to 2020.

The group has accused Neuralink and its host university of nine violations of the US federal Animal Welfare Act, noting in their complaint that “many, if not all, of the monkeys experienced extreme suffering as a result of inadequate animal care and the highly invasive head implants during the experiments.” It reportedly goes on to claim that the Neuralink implant procedure “produced recurring infections in the animals, significantly compromising their health, as well as the integrity of the research.

They have also sued UC Davis to obtain more photos, videos, and
information about the test monkeys, saying that the only such material
that has been made public has been heavily curated by Musk’s company,
showing a healthy-looking monkey playing a video game, supposedly with
its mind. The university has denied any wrongdoing.

Aside from
publicizing the clip of the monkey gamer, Musk has remained silent about
the results of the animal Neuralink trials. In December, he suggested
human trials will begin this year, and even went so far as to post a job
listing seeking a clinical trials director last month. However, the
project has experienced delays before – Musk declared last March that
human trials would begin within months, even though the Tesla tycoon has
yet to move beyond pigs and (non-human) primates.

While it’s not
clear if the suffering the monkeys allegedly experienced is related to
the delay in entering the human test phase, the degree of trauma cited
in the complaint suggests Musk and his researchers may have to make some
design improvements before testing their invention on humans.

One monkey reportedly described in the complaint was found missing extremities “possibly from self-mutilation or other unspecified trauma,” and was later killed during a “terminal procedure.
Another monkey had holes drilled in its skull in order to implant the
Neuralink electrodes directly into its brain – only to develop a “bloody skin infection” and be put down. And a third appeared to survive the electrode implantation, only to be overcome with “vomiting, retching and gasping.” Days later, it allegedly “appeared to collapse from exhaustion/fatigue” and finally died, revealing it had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

The
primates described by the Post were just three of the 15 experimental
subjects – out of 23 test monkeys in total – that died or were
euthanized during the three year period covered by the complaint.

Musk
initially sold the idea of Neuralink as a brain-boosting implant to
help humanity keep pace with the development of artificial intelligence,
warning that otherwise we would be relegated to the status of “house cats” ruled by computers.

However, he has more recently scaled back that rhetoric,
claiming that its primary use will be to help paralyzed people and
others with brain injuries improve their quality of life.

He
hasn’t stopped touting the ease with which a Neuralink can supposedly be
implanted into the user’s brain, however, insisting it can be done in
an hour without general anesthesia. He also described a future where
Neuralink implanting centers are as ubiquitous as ear-piercing kiosks
were in American malls.

Dutch government apologizes for sterilizing trans people — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/541529-eu-transgender-sterilization-sex-change/

The Dutch government has apologized for a past law requiring
that transgender people be sterilized to legally change their gender.
The law existed until 2014, and similar laws are still on the books in
some European countries.
“Nobody should have experienced what you went through. I am truly sorry that it happened,” Minister for Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven said in The Hague on Saturday. “Standards
about what a body should look like do not belong in a law and a law
should never force people to undergo an operation,” she added. “And today I make our deeply sincere apologies for this on behalf of the full Cabinet.”

Between 1985 and 2014, the Netherlands allowed citizens to legally
change their gender, provided they undergo genital surgery and are left
sterile afterwards. The law was scrapped under pressure from LGBT
activists, including Human Rights Watch, which described it as “needlessly traumatizing.”

Now, a psychological evaluation is all that is required to legally change one’s gender in the Netherlands.

Some 420 people claim to have been victimized by the law, AP reported.
They have been offered 5,000 euro ($5,650) in compensation, an amount
that activists at Transgender Network Nederland argue is too low.

The
European Court of Human rights banned such sterilization laws in 2017,
by which time they still existed on the books in 22 of the 47 countries
that were party to the European Convention.

The court’s ruling
did not mandate that these states change their laws, but established a
legal precedent for court cases on the matter at national level. At
present, sterilization laws still exist in Czechia, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, and nine other countries covered by the 2017 ruling.

Pandemic workers kill pet dog in China, sparking online outrage and calls for animal protection laws – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-19/pandemic-workers-kill-pet-dog-in-china/100629140

  • The owner pleaded with the workers to stop attacking the dog via her home security system
  • The local government authority has apologised to the owner but says the apartment required “full disinfection”
  • China does not have animal protection laws for domestic pets

China Covid: Outrage after pet dog killed by health workers – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/w

The Shangrao dog is reportedly not the first animal killed in China
after its owner was sent to quarantine. Earlier this month, cats
belonging to a resident of Chengdu were said to have been killed after
testing positive for Covid-19.

Swedes may be allowed change gender from age 12 — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/539857-sweden-pre-teens-legal-gender-change/

The Swedish government has proposed to allow children as young
as 12 to change their legal gender without medical examination or
approval. A draft legislation states that only guardian consent will be
required.
The bill, published for
consultation by the Ministry for Social Affairs on Tuesday, reportedly
contains two laws – one modifying current procedures to change legal
medical gender in the national population register and another on
gender-corrective medical treatment and surgery.

At present, a
doctor’s statement is required to change one’s legal gender at the
Swedish Tax Agency, which can be done starting from the age of 18. The
government has long been attempting to modernize the country’s gender
affiliation law.

“It’s important for the individual to be able
to live in the gender and the identity you have. When talking about
changing gender identity in the population register, it deserves to be
different from having an intervention on one’s genitals,” Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren of the Social Democratic Party told public broadcaster SVT.



Also on rt.com
Government response to Covid-19 was too slow and insufficient to stop spread, Swedish commission finds

While the age threshold for gender-corrective medical treatment
will continue to be 18 years, applicants will not need a permit from the
National Board of Health and Welfare to get the surgery. Instead, the
necessary tests will be run by local doctors.

Noting that it was
difficult to predict whether the number of gender change applications
will rise if the bill is implemented, Hallengren also added that
conversations about the process between an individual and medical
professionals will continue to be important.

A previous iteration
of the bill in 2018 was harshly criticized by Sweden’s legal council.
Among other things, it proposed lowering the age limit for surgery to 15
years, without the need for guardian consent. It would also have
allowed 15-year olds to change their legal gender without consent.

The
bill has been called a major boost for trans rights by the Swedish
Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex
Rights (RFSL). However, Sweden Democrat MP Angelica Lundberg had suggested
last year to raise the age threshold to 25 instead, warning that a
large number of young people who change their biological gender later
regret their intervention.



Also on rt.com
What’s in a name? Swedish couple told by country’s tax authorities they are not allowed to call their baby son ‘Vladimir Putin’

Proverbs 6 NIV [on financial responsibility]

Comment by tonytran2015: This part of Proverbs 6 should be taught in every school as part of economics and financial literacy.

https://biblehub.com/niv/proverbs/6.htm

Proverbs 6

New International Version

Warnings Against Folly [on financial responsibility]

1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

2you have been trapped by what you said,
ensnared by the words of your mouth.

3So do this, my son, to free yourself,
since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands:
Go—to the point of exhaustion—
and give your neighbor no rest!

4Allow no sleep to your eyes,
no slumber to your eyelids.

5Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

6Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!

7It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,

8yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

9How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?

10A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—

11and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

12A troublemaker and a villain,
who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

13who winks maliciously with his eye,
signals with his feet
and motions with his fingers,

14who plots evil with deceit in his heart—
he always stirs up conflict.

15Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

16There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

In simpler terms

26 Don’t agree to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for someone else.

27 If you can’t pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/nlt/proverbs/passage/?q=proverbs+22:26-27

The following advice is from Australian Government:

If you guarantee a loan for a family member or friend, you’re known as
the guarantor. You are responsible for paying back the entire loan if
the borrower can’t.

Actually it can be worse than that. The lender can even start recovering money from the guarantor without going for the money of the borrower.

So keep this in your head and never become a guarantor. You get absolutely nothing but may lose everything. Do NOT promise if you have no ability to give.

References.

[1]. https://financialrights.org.au/factsheets/going-guarantor-factsheet/

[2]. https://lawhandbook.sa.gov.au/ch10s05s03.php

[3]. http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AltLawJl/2002/25.html

[4]. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/when-families-and-money-don-t-mix