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Sex Trafficking, Airbnb and more!

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

An article from the Thomas Reuters Foundation

http://news.trust.org/item/20180219000115-hggd9/

As Airbnb established itself Harvard Business School was the first to discover racism within its corporate structure and in the services it offers to others.  Other magazines and research groups followed and verified that finding.

Second, the destruction and trashing of many homes where the people rented to individuals for the night through Airbnb and not for a party; and now this. – a home for those engaging in sex trafficking.  It is an incredible way to avoid the law and public exposure.

Some Bettina Network, inc. history with Airbnb – like, where did their idea to establish such a company first came from:

When you come to a black woman’s home, where she has structured a successful business which is growing and on the verge of taking off into the stratosphere, apparently sent by people from the local venture capitalist company, to steal her business ideas because they are working and successful and have shown that private homes can be put together in a network for the benefit of all = and the purpose of your visit is to see what is working, how and to steal what is there – there is a price to pay. Saying nothing to her as to your purpose but putting your feet under her dining room table and eating her food while you steal everything you could and continued to have people call for ideas, explanations and finally to have a friend steal her business plan – the universe definitely does not like that and the ethics so displayed get wrapped up in the business you stole.

First because it isn’t your original idea so all kinds of wrong doings and wrong things are in your corporate structure because you didn’t know the industry into which you and your investors put yourselves.

Second, you didn’t have the decency to say anything to the person whose idea and business you stole and third because apparently within your own souls there is an evil which allowed you to do all of the above and put screwed up ethics into the business structure you created.

It is unbelievable that you have turned bed and breakfast into the kind of sordid industry you have managed to structure. Adding sex trafficking to out of control parties at peoples homes who did not give you permission to hold parties at their home and whose homes were and are trashed and destroyed after your guests leave, many homes to the point of having the industry beginning to be heavily regulated because of the negativity you created.

An industry which for several hundred years has been a way for many small individuals to survive with only good results given to the society in which those homes existed – you have turned that into a way for the greedy to have a public platform where they could practice their evil under your watchful and protective eye and structure. Overtime I thought you had stooped as low as you could go, but something always happens to show that you still have a long ways to slide.

And here you vow to tackle the sex trafficking you have used your corporate structure to house so they could practice their horribleness outside the watchful eye of the law. = You should have structured your business so that sex trafficking would not be able to use Airbnb in the first place, but it was not your original vision so you clearly don’t know how. Just as you structured racism into your business because your greed wanted to insure you got as many and as much money as possible and not structuring racism into what you are doing, in your eyes, probably seemed to limit your possibilities. The universe isn’t through with you yet. The way you are corrupting the societies in which you function are legion and ugly and evil.

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The Meeting – Trump and those who experienced a killing field!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

by Marceline Donaldson

Trump, yesterday and today, with his followers and close friends and supporters are laughing their asses off as they talk about and listened to the young people and others in the White House who were there to make suggestions for change and to talk about ways to stop the killing of children by children.

Why would Trump be laughing at the people he seemed to so seriously engage with on yesterday? – Why would he be laughing his ass off?  Probably because he, no doubt, shared with his buddies at the NRA the suggestions he was going to make, had made and would continue to make amongst other horrifying suggestions. Geared to stopping and solving the problem or geared to taking advantage of a disaster and turning it into a marketing opportunity for the gun lobby.

This particular suggestion made in a seemingly concerned way and in the midst of other people, both young and older,  pouring their hearts out about the loss they suffered from the shooting. was one that, we think made Trump and Associates have some hilarious moments when recalling the conversation and Trump’s part in it.

People came to seriously engage with Trump – president of these United States – with their experiences, thoughts, suggestions for change etc. and poured out their pain.

Trump’s addition to the conversation was to suggest change he wanted to see happen which would – in reality – increase the numbers and groups of people owning and using guns.  Trump’s suggestion was to arm some 20% of the teachers in the schools who would be the blockade to stop such shootings.  That is what Trump and friends were having such hilarious conversation about after everyone had left for the day.

To establish Trump’s suggestion means there would be shoot-outs in elementary schools and high schools; the teachers, trying to work with students to start them on a good life would also be the ones to shoot those self-same students if the circumstances seemed to warrant – and if the situation didn’t warranty and the teachers had made a mistake and jumped to the wrong conclusion, but people still died from their gun shots, that  would have ruined teachers’  lives; teachers lives as well as the lives of many   students who could never turn from the fact that friends might be dead because of a beloved teacher – how many would be added to the death toll – dead from a teacher/shooting mistake; and on and on goes the scenario.

That isn’t the way Trump phrased it.  But he did use that session to open an avenue to sell more guns.  He opened a way to increase the exposure of people to guns who would then probably have to join groups like the NRA looking for information, target practice etc. It was really a genius idea.  At least genius to the people around Trump who want to see this disaster turned into continuing and increasing the money flow into the Trump coffers  from the NRA and related organizations.

And so, as their concerns that such a session might be the beginning of the end to the power they exercise through organizations like the NRA, in fact, they were assured that Trump was still their boy – still looking out for their interests – and still able, with a straight face to promote their organization at times when the organization was in some of its deepest troubles.  Not only could he promote their interests at such times he could do it while seeming to commiserate with those who had been seriously wounded with friends and family mortally wounded.

Trump’s solution – increase the numbers of guns in circulation’ increase the groups of people who carry and use such weapons of war; increase the violence in this society exponentially and directed like a laser onto our children.

HAIL PUTIN!!!

Have you checked lately to see where the money support for the NRA is coming from?  Have you noticed how NRA assets have doubled and within one year?  Have you noticed the large amounts of money – well into the tens of millions of dollars to Congress people and some $30  million plus to Trump, that can be traced?  Is that coming from Russia into the United States to further push along their agenda for U.S.?

HAIL PUTIN!!

Do you remember the dinner, off on the side at an NRA meeting where the Russian Ambassador met with Donald Trump, Jr. and they had dinner together?  Off, away from the prying eyes of the public?  And of the media?  but somehow it got out!  Wonder what that was about?

HAIL PUTIN!!

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We Stand with the Never Again Movement!

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

It is unusual for a corporation or company or business to take civil rights stands or even political stands – although in fact, where they put their money and who they embrace as friends takes strong stands that the public cannot see and does not know about.  It is time for those stands to be taken clear, unequivocal and in public. Businesses and their public interest groups lobby Congress for all kinds of things to benefit their corporation and the communities it serves.  This time, stand up and stand with our and your children.  Make a very public statement that you are standing up for and with these young people.

Bettina Network, inc. stands with the young people who are the genesis of the movement against gun violence in Parklands, Florida.

We stand with the ‘Never Again’ Movement.

In the 1960’s the turning point in the Black Civil Rights Movement – the fight for equality which brought Martin Luther King, Jr. into prominence – was the point at which school children, very young school children, walking two by two walked into the dogs and fire hoses being used against those who simply wanted equal opportunity and equal rights .The detractors and those who fought against that movement took King’s life and the lives of many others.

Today, we have ignored those lessons and the lessons of the many other movements that went before to the point where our children are once again being called on to risk their lives, their education, the fullness of their youth to fight against those more interested in promoting violence, taking lives, doing everything except what is right in the control of guns to keep all of us safe.

It is enough!

It is time for every corporation in America and around the world to join us and stand with the Never Again Movement.

To bring a corporation into being – according to the laws under which corporations are created, the corporation is a person.  If that corporation has legal problems it has to be represented by an attorney just as an individual has to be.  All of the language of the corporate world shows the corporation is an entity that is treated as an individual and that enjoys protections and rewards under the laws of these United States, if they are incorporated in the United States – or other countries if they are created elsewhere.

Stand with these young people and support them as they call on Congress to stop taking money from the gun lobbies and as they outline where they are going and how they see themselves moving to save their lives and ours.  It is bad enough that our children have been made victims in this fight and now have to be the ones to take on the fight to save their lives and the lives of others.  Don’t be among those who leave our children out there alone fighting for themselves and fighting for each other.  That would be a tragedy and the crime of this society which should shame all of us.

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Immeasurable Suffering!

Friday, February 16th, 2018

by: Marceline Donaldson

There is no pain like the pain of losing a child – even a temporary loss, let alone a permanent loss by death.  The parents and families of the young people killed in Parklands and the families of the teachers, coaches and staff are all constantly in our prayers.

Our children are precious to us no matter how great or handicapped we are at showing it.  They are the means by which we achieve eternity and whether we do it consciously or not we give to them all of who we are and what we have.

To know that your child’s last minutes on earth were spent being terrorized, we are never the same.  Where does the ‘peace that passes all understanding’ ever come from in our lives after that – even for a few blessed seconds.

To know that it was a child killing children makes the deed no less painful nor does it make it one we will ever forget or ever be able to remember without the pain surrounding the memory also coming back to terrorize us bringing the grief back fresh and new.

To know that the child killing our children was taken up in a time of his greatest need by a group of paramilitary white supremacist bigots and put into training so he could learn to use the guns he used to kill our children and his peers makes our shock and confusion even greater.

Instead of killing those he was being trained to hate and revile and look on as less than and needing such termination, he turned on his own and became a part of the many white on white crime sprees that have been happening around these United States.

Why did he turn to white supremacists in his time of greatest need and why, in the end, did he turn on them and against them by turning their theories – their politics – their religion against them!

We know very little about the details of this young man’s life – this 19 year old, not yet out of his teen years with his mind not quite developed into the adult mind he would have in years to come.  We do know he was without a father for many years and his mother died in November of 2017 and we know he was alone.  Others may have stepped in to temporarily bridge that gap, but there are few people who know the depths of that kind of aloneness in a society of plenty where being “better than” on so many levels is that to which most of us aspire.  One of the greatest in the one upsmanship that we practice is who are or were our parents.  We learn to hide our parents if we achieve beyond their class and so they become an embarrassment or their existence amongst our friends and peers “outs” us for being less than we pretend to be.  To have no parents and no family puts us on that slippery road to homelessness in the future if we are not really ‘exceptional’ and just ordinary like most of us.  When we slip there is no one there to catch us or prevent us from sliding into the muck.

Parklands, Florida is a place – or was a place – that felt “better than” as a community because it was what – all white with very few exceptions? mostly upper economic families? parents raising their own children without many one parent homes, especially the kind with women alone raising children struggling just to keep food on the table let alone keeping a table? without the stigma of having “bad children”; “those ghetto types of thugs roaming the neighborhoods”; – I could go on but you know the stereotype without even having it outlined for you.

In Parklands, as we read in the media, when children questioned their parents and were afraid to go to school – one report tells of a child who wanted to be home schooled because of her fear – the answer was “you don’t have to be afraid, we don’t live in that kind of neighborhood – we live in a good neighborhood.”  And the child questioning and everyone reading that account knows what that meant.  That is a part of what we have constructed as the reality of our lives.  That is what this shooting destroyed for Parklands.

As we go back over these school shootings and the school violence we have been experiencing, we see that it has happened in mostly white, mostly upper-class neighborhoods.  We have been experiencing white on white crime with great regularity.

Why!

Is it because when truth and the reality of who they really are hits,  young minds can’t contain or deal with that explosion of those truths and their anger leads them to using the weapons of war to let out their anger – against their own who deceived them!

This young man faced a life which looked hopeless!  With the death of his mother he was one of those society discards and blames for being in the position he sees himself facing over the years.  When the reality – the truth of who he actually was in this society hit and the lies told to keep people like him under control for the rest of society – when that reality hit him, was the only power he had over his life the one he had been taught by his white paramilitary friends?  Kill them all before they kill you?  Except his explosion was in the truth of who “they” were to him!  His peers!  The innocents who didn’t create his life as it was rolling out – the innocents who were as trapped in their existence as he was in his – those young innocent children living the same myth which upheaveled his life.

Hardest to hear throughout all of this, for me, has been the teachers, parents, bystanders who described the other children going to school in Parklands who were achieving such great things.  Those children who wanted to be doctors, lawyers, who had done projects so outstanding – and on and on many of them went – apparently trying to patch and heal their community by patching and healing the mythology under which they lived their lives and from which they took their identity.  Parklands is really a safe community and full of these really great people raising children who would live on to become leaders of society.  This is just an aberration caused by someone who didn’t ‘belong’.

Amazingly, that is the pattern of what happened in other communities.  Colorado comes to mind with the two young boys who were so outside of what was the norm in their community and so rejected by their peers and others that their explosion when the myth was exploded instead of them and their reality exposed to them – it was more than their young minds could contain and we had yet another school shooting and massacre.

I am sure this is not what those in such extreme pain want to hear.  Nor those who are trying to make sense of this want to put in their minds and hearts to help them through a really difficult time.  But, sometimes, the best place to start to heal is with truth.  Truth replaces grief and moves us to do great things.

For the truth of life in Parklands and the rest of America to take hold and spread is the best thing that could happen to all of us.

When one of our own human community loses father and mother they become our children and our responsibility.  The truth is that does not happen.  Except for a very few they become weights on the society for whom our Congress people and president forever try to speak in ways to convince the rest of us that those so orphaned are responsible for their own plight and probably the cause of the situation in which they find themselves.

For truth and love to break into a society what an incredible gift.

Would that begin to happen in Parklands, Florida what a gift to their parents the life and death of their children would be.  How meaningful would the lives of those young martyrs be if what happens out of their life and death is their opening a door wide to the truth and love that we so sorely need and so strongly fight to keep out and keep away from.  Grief can break down barriers because in it we begin to question our lives and how we have made the choices which brought us to this place of grief.

To see the people around us as fully human and truly divine is such a gift.  Can’t we accept it – live through it – give it to others.

There are not many times in life when such is possible.  This is one and it was given to us by our children.  Don’t throw it away.  Don’t reason it out of existence.  Use it to live less in the mythology that is our life and more into the reality of who we all really are.

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Another American Tragedy

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Brought to you by a White Nationalist President and his administration.  An American Nazi and his followers.  Donald Trump and those who brown nose and bow and scrape to his out of control ego.  This is not a time to try to suck up to such a person – now is the time to step up and be the responsible adults which this United States requires to be able to move ahead and to begin to examine, analyze and stop these shootings.

In the process of taking office instead of working with his administration and others to identify and begin to set up responsible responses and ways to contain and stop these shootings, our United States President came into office closing the borders of these United States to Muslims.  Carrying on as though the Muslims are the terrorists who are killing our young people, when in fact they are being killing, maimed and injured by their own kind.  By students from their own schools.

The people doing the shootings are not Muslims, they have been very right wing white American students who were hurt seriously by the dynamics of whatever happened to them in their schools.  The largest such tragedy – the Oklahoma bombing was done by a white, conservative, very right wing person looking for revenge against harms he and his helpers saw themselves experiencing by the United States Government.  They were white – not Muslim, but Christians.  And on and on it goes with the school shootings with the perpetrators being white Christian American students who needed help before they reached the point of shooting their own and didn’t receive it.  We were and are too wrapped up in our racism, our sexism, our classism, our trying to be better than with our children trying to live with and into the kind of expectations that many of them can no longer handle.

The head of Homeland Security – Four Star General John Kelly  – when he was appointed to that job – did not turn his attention to that problem, instead he worked on and immediately declared the United States a place where Muslims were not welcome.  In addition Four Star General John Kelly and his then Chief of Staff at Homeland Security who is now its head placed their time, efforts and resources to seeking out brown and black people, arresting them, throwing them out of the country when they were law abiding, taking care of their families, educating themselves and their families and doing much that is positive to move this country forward – and in return the U. S. President, the Head of Homeland Security and his successor wasted resources moving in a direction which did nothing to mitigate or begin to put in place deterrents to these school shootings where our young people are being killed and at the mercy of their own peers.

We have a group of people who have opened the door to Russia and invited them in – they call themselves the NRA.  One thing the Russians did was to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and during the past year the NRA its contributions and dues have doubled the size and resources of the NRA thanks to our Russian infiltrators. In Florida, where this last shooting happened, it is unbelievably easy to get guns.  Guns they can “open carry”.  The door was opened wide, apparently with the help of this group of Russians who worked with the NRA to maintain this gun openness and ease of getting guns.  To help Americans or to make it possible for crime families to have easy access to guns and to carrying them openly; for those trying to infiltrate and cause trouble in this country amongst its citizens and an array of others looking to be hurtful to themselves and to others with guns they wouldn’t be able to use if we were less a Wild West kind of country and more of a civilized place to live.

in Florida as well as other states, the NRA works to maintain an openness and ability for anyone to get and carry weapons.  How come?  Not simple shot guns, but rifles and other automatic weapons which can do major destruction to United States citizens.   Along with our White Nationalist President; our Presidents White Nationalist followers, they have worked to be able to secure guns at their discretion with as little interference and as little red tape as possible so guns and their use would not be blocked on any level in this country.  And who is suffering most from these laws and lack of oversight – our children.

As a result, we now have another shooting with some 17 young people dead and another dozen in the hospital from this extended American Carnage.  The kind of American Carnage that the current United States President has ignored and has cultivated by his ignoring it and moving to make this country white.  The price the rest of us are paying for that kind of governance is the lost of some very lovely, very bright, very young Americans who will not be here to graduate, marry, have children and contribute their talents and lives to helping to move the rest of us forward.

It is time for Donald Trump to go.  It is past the time for Four Star General John Kelly to go.  It is time for the National Rifle Association to be controlled and stopped from running rampant with guns and other violence in this country where our young people, who are unhappy and have experienced some kind of oppression which led them to these shootings be handicapped from having such free access to guns and be given generously the kind of support needed so they will be able to express themselves in some way other than going for guns.

Now is the time to stop the National Rifle Association.  Now is the time to call for and achieve extreme gun control.  Now is the time to protect our children from the wantonness of a White Nationalist Administration financed and resourced and pushed ahead by Russia, among others,  whose interest it is to show the world an out of control United States of America.

So far, Donald Trump has done an admirable job of following the dictates of his handlers from Russia and bowing and scraping to Russian President Putin and his boys.  Putin, a man whose assets are said to be more than 70 billion dollars.  It is not possible for a government worker, even president, to have acquired that much in assets over his tenure without going under the table and finding many assets to accumulate.  And now he can double that by pushing President Trump to continue to make a fool of himself for Russia and the dictates of Vladimir Putin along with others.

This American Tragedy taking place in Florida today with so many young school children killed and so many hundreds of others traumatized for life has to be the last and that will not happen as long as Trump is president.  His interest has not been in working to prevent such occurrences.  His interests have been in his White Nationalism – his American Nazi government he is establishing in these United States – which calls for him to move out the blacks and browns – whatever the cost.  With that kind of emphasis he  has not done one thing to begin to prevent such shootings and he never will because he has a very different agenda.

The American Nazi’s must go and a responsible American government must take its place.

The Republican Party has shown itself to be a Criminal Enterprise.  Such a Criminal Enterprise is not able to do the right thing so it is up to the rest of us to take control here and begin to examine, plan and put programs in place to stop such terror infecting our schools – such oppression which the young people who took to the guns and to the street – such pain which we are all experiencing.  So the rest of us must begin the process of jailing, removing, controlling this Criminal Enterprise called the RNC and its leader Donald J. Trump along with Michael Pence, Paul Ryan and others who are a part of this travesty and who bear the responsibility for this Florida School Shooting before we have to face yet another such shooting and killing of our beautiful young children.

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Trump – and his minions!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

It is time to question seriously what Trump and those around him have in common.  What is the strand that keeps them together?

Have you ever thought that a Nazi mentality – a Nazi-like upbringing – a belief in those things that brought and kept Hitler in power is the connection?   A family with Nazi’s in the grandparents generation is what moves some of the young people dedicated to Trump.  Through those eyes, experiences and teachings they see him and what he is trying to do as warm, fuzzy and politically correct.

Trump wants a parade.  His father, apparently participated in the parade of 1924.  So is Trump trying to outdo his father to help prove his “manhood”.  Look at what Donald can do!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/08/17/the-day-30000-white-supremacists-in-kkk-robes-marched-in-the-nations-capital/?utm_term=.e03cff045f89

We can also say – look at what Donald Trump has done.  He is calling for a parade to “honor the U. S. Military”.  Is that really what he is doing or is a militaristic parade with the armed forces of the United States the normal follow-up to Charlottesville?  Charlottesville created terror – a military parade closely following shows the power and might to bring what the Charlottesville march was about to fruition.  Charlottesville showed who we are and what we are about.  Now look at the power and might on display that we have to bring about this night of terror.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/why-they-parade-by-torchlight/537459/

Donald Trump has made some mighty strides in the direction of turning these United States into a larger version  of Nazi Germany.

A Nazi Parade like the one in Paris France.  Is this the parade Trump is really talking about and wants to emulate?

https://pictureshistory.blogspot.com/2009/11/victorious-germans-march-through-paris.html

While the media has done some things to make sure the reading, listening and looking public is aware of this they have stopped short of an investigatory piece into the belief system that brings and keeps Trump and his minions together.

A WASP controlled world with everyone else in oppressed positions serving that world is where Trump and his group are doing their best to move this country.  They have not started this process under the table nor are their goals hidden.  Trump does everything to maintain his base.  Most claim it is to maintain his political power.  However, in reality,  that is all he needs with the power he has as president to totally change these United States.  Hitler had much less.  The growth of hate groups since Trump has been substantial.

Moving the United States into a weaker, less visible position on the world stage, the way he has done with the Olympic Games and North and South Korea seems to be a part of that plan because he can always – in Trump’s mind – bring the United States back stronger when he is done and has taken control in a way to insure WASP superiority.  (WASP = White Anglo Saxon Protestants).  And, if his plans don’t work as he envisions them he is surrounded by generals who can help.  To move these United States into the Nazi camp he needs to dampen its lights – cover its visibility on the world stage.  He needs that to continue to reach his goals.   He needs a quieted United States absorbed with what he throws out on a daily basis to deflect away from what he is actually doing to be able to bring about the political structure of the United States the way it needs it to be to be able then to bring about a United States with the structure which makes real his White Nationalist Administration.  A country with its White Supremacist Administration.  I am sure Donald Trump sees that as his legacy.

Certainly bringing John Kelly into the White House as his Chief of Staff was one way to satisfy that goal.  Kelly may be Catholic, but he is a strong four star general who can accomplish much before he is disgraced and moved out for someone else to take his place. Trump doesn’t care about a high turnover.  He cares about achieving his goals as quickly as possible.  And, if you remember there were Africans, Catholics, Jews who worked with Hitler’s government and worked to bring about Hitler’s goals of the destruction of their own groups.  Jared Kushner’s Jewishness seemed to be the negater of Nazi goals, until the cracks began to show and it was clear Trump was really using Kushner and would blow him off as easily as he will blow off General John Kelly.  We let our thoughts of family, goodness, righteousness and all the rest get in the way of seeing reality.

Trump has the added power of bringing along white women.  He has shown his thoughts about them.  He has described in detail and on many occasions both by word and deed how he sees women and the way they should be treated, but many still think, like the Africans-Americans, Immigrants of black and brown, Catholics, Jews and others that they will be the exception.  They are, after all not like those others.

If someone articulates their belief system  – believe them.  Some people hide who they are, what they believe and their goals in life.  Others will look you in the face and outline those beliefs.  The shock of some beliefs along with the arrogance of the person who outlines those beliefs for you  – like that of Nazism and the right of WASP males to treat females of all kind any way they want, using violence and rape where necessary to gain control – makes us recoil and we refuse to believe that the person really means what they’ve said.  We prefer to pass that over and look for something else.  Finding nothing our minds can accept and believe, we can always fall back on calling the person ‘crazy’.

Kelly clearly showed his allegiance to Trump’s Nazism when he took over as head of Homeland Security at the beginning of Trump’s administration and almost from the day Trump was inaugurated put in place Trump’s plan to make sure no more “immigrants” – or should we say no more brown and black people entered this country and as many as possible as quickly as possible were beginning to be moved out of this country trying to stop the movement of the United States from white to all those other colors of people – one of Trump’s campaign promises.

Kelly has lost track of his own people’s history in these United States.  For a refresher, he should travel south and see the Native Americans with red hair; the African Americans who picked up the ‘fashion’ of streaking their hair red because the fairly common mixture of Native American, Irish and African produced women with that red hair and that was, for a time, a standard of beauty.

When you look at Trump’s supporters and workers in the White House and around his campaign and those contributing money to allow and help Trump achieve his goals you will find the Nazi contingent strong and at the core of the Trump-people.  You will find Nazi’s around the Porter situation and possibly in Porter himself.  Look closely!

You can ask the question why did they support Porter and allow him so much leeway given what they knew about him.  Or you can put on your big girl and big boy pants and admit what is out there for all to see.  Porter clearly was a close part of Trump’s group and what they were doing and what they believed.  Security clearances only handicap Trump’s goals – so they are not important to him or his group.  They know who they want working in the White House and they know who they can trust.  Only trust from the FBI Security Clearance perspective is very different from trust from the Trump Nazi Group perspective.  Don’t let Porter’s Harvard connection cloud your eyes.  The pattern is clear.

Look at all the rest!  Steve Bannon?  Steven Miller?  and on and on and on.  Those who are exposed and caught in behavior this country will not tolerate are fired, but they do not leave the circle.  They can still contribute even though they are the outside of the White House.  They are still inside the Nazi Circle of Trump!

Next to Kelly there is Porter.  Apparently, they got along just swimmingly.  How come?  Was Porter raised around Nazi’s and raised into that Nazi belief system?  Something was roiling around in him and it clearly looks as though that is it.  In everything Kelly has done with Trump he has shown himself ready and able to sacrifice every morality, bit of character, decent ethics to help Trump bring about the world the way Trump sees it.  When Kelly leaves the Trump circle he will not be kept close.  He will have served his time and his purpose and he will have to move back into that unwashed group.  Porter, however, will continue to be held close.  He may be moved out of the White House contingent, but he will probably become more important with those Trump keeps close on the outside so that he has a soft landing and continues the work of Trump’s Nazi Circle.

That is a strong philosophy and belief and holds people tightly together giving up any goodness of character, any ethical beliefs which keep them respecting themselves and their families and their friends and keeps them from being respected by those outside the Trump Nazi Circle.  It is a philosophy which generates enormous anger in those who hold it because they turn against anyone deemed “less than” who act and feel “equal too”.  Those are brutalized, physically harmed and eventually…………….!

Before you reject the above – test it out.  Do the work of digging to see where the folks in Trump’s Nazi Circle come from.  How did their beliefs form.  Pull out the Nazi family members who were close by when they were little giving them the Nazi belief system and their own superiority beliefs at a very impressionable age.  Let go of the claim that Trump is crazy.  He is about as ‘crazy’ as was Hitler.  The descriptive word that applies here is evil!

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Food – Vanilla – Chicken Stock – Horrors!

Friday, February 9th, 2018

I have had to turn off the cooking shows.  I keep looking for one that does something other than season its desserts and sweets with vanilla flavoring and its savories with chicken stock.

Ever wonder why describing how dishes taste you always have to add – they taste a little like chicken, don’t know why, but I enjoyed the dish.  Or, describing a sweet you can’t really define the vanilla taste, but it is present.  That is probably because every dish made today that is not sweet is full of chicken stock and every dessert has vanilla flavor.

What is that about?

Well, the desserts are easy to fathom.  We use white conventional flour, white over-processed sugar, low-fat milk which has been over processed and is roughly equivalent to sugar water.  Debased – with the taste stripped out as well as the nutrition.  So,  you have to put in desserts  something to restore the flavor.  Thus comes the addition of vanilla.  Try baking without vanilla.  Let the ingredients win the day.  Try a cake with real organic cherries in the batter for a flavor component.  There is always raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, hazelnuts, and so many more.

Try baking, cooking, saucing your desserts with organic whole wheat or whole any grain or whole anything else.  Organic eggs add incredible taste;, whole organic milk, organic butter, organic turbinado sugar, organic maple syrup or something equivalent  and you will see an amazing difference.  I very seldom use vanilla and get lots of compliments for the flavor of desserts.  Don’t totally eliminate vanilla, but use it on purpose for the taste not to carry the entire dish. Why?  Because flavor comes from all the ingredients and does not have to be restored by adding vanilla.  That just dumbs down your taste buds.  Once you get them back to rally tasting what you are eating you will really see how bored you can get with vanilla.  That is a real shame because vanilla is an excellent and adds great flavor, but not to everything sweet.

That is difficult to do when using almonds since the FDA has decided there should not be organically grown raw almonds.  Before you get the almonds, those dubbed ‘organic’ have been toyed with and those that are not organic or have no such descriptive label have really been trashed.  Someone decided almonds must be, at the very least, pasteurized or they will deliver mold, etc. to your gut.  Sound like the processed food industry looking for graft or profit where it would otherwise receive none?

Organically grown raw almonds are very good and not at all a threat to your health.  That is very far from the truth. Whatever the economic benefit to those delivering such an edict to all of us won the day.  Those raw almonds, not organically grown, have been chemicalized to avoid the mold.  Whenever I see something like that I think “shelf life”.  Don’t know if that is the case, but it is my fall back reason and it has been right in the past so I have no reason to doubt it today.

With everything savory using organic ingredients, that also makes a huge difference. Put aside the chicken stock and try water for a change.  The dish you are cooking provides a unique flavor all its own without the use of a “cheater” ingredient.  The chicken stock industry must have paid a pretty penny to get not that position.  There are other stocks on the market, but chicken stock seems to be the one used in just about everything.  Whoever came up with that must have made quite a load of money.

When cooking, you can taste the difference between grass-fed and hormoned/chemicalized meat.  You can also taste huge differences between wild and farm raised fish.  Wild fish tastes the way one would expect fish to taste.  Farm raised fish has a strange texture and the taste leaves something to be desired so additions are necessary to make a decent dish, probably the addition of chicken stock – and on and on it goes.  And you can bet any salmon with Atlantic in front of the name is farm raised.

Who is behind all of these changes to our food supply?  They are coming fast and furious and a stop sign is needed for all our benefits.

Homes that are a part of Bettina Network Hedge Schools are either totally organic – like one in Harvard Square – or they are on their way to becoming organic in their toiletries, food, paper products, cleaning products used and more.  Any way we can move the Network in the direction of using products that don’t destroy the environment or your body that is the direction in which we are headed.

Any suggestions to help that movement are welcome!

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Bettina Community Members Respond!

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Thank you for the forum.

  1.  I note how the dregs of society are coming together to take control.  Casino operator Trump and his friend casino operator Wynn have been having a grand time with the power acquired from Trump becoming president.  The power of Las Vegas was behind Trump.  Wynn was not just a small time hood, the is the one who very powerful in the creation of Las Vegas becoming what it is today.  His sexual appetite seems to be parallel to Trump’s.  And this is who you want as president with all of his friends.  Russia made a good choice in seeing Trump as someone who could destroy everything good about these United States.  We have had many break-outs which were really awful.  It is time for that to stop and U. S. Citizens to get real and lean more on the side of goodness instead of on the side of greed.

2. Isn’t it amazing how our parents had some wisdom.  Mine used to caution me many times growing up “birds of a feather”.  And now we are beginning to see some of those wrecking havoc in these United States.  Bad enough Wynn’s work was to develop Las Vegas.  Too bad he could not have used his God-given talents to a more perfect end.  Just think what he could have accomplished.  Something great – long lived – and beneficial to humanity.  Instead he has helped keep us mired in sin, ugliness, greed and the degradation of our fellow humans.  SAD!!!!

3. Loved your analysis.  It is one of the more sane pieces I have read as an explanation to what is happening.  It won’t garner media headlines because it is not reporting the filth we are experiencing.  I have never felt so unclean as I do realizing my United States citizens, people I talk to every day are the one who elected filth to the presidency.  And he has extricated from the armed forces the worst kind of filth.  So many fantastic generals and people who have sacrificed much for this country.  Who does he pick and elevate – John Kelly?  Yuk. Who else does he have within his administration in terms of four star generals and more who are on Kelly’s level?

4.  WOW! I could have written that article.  Keep it up, we need such analysis.  Maybe it will change our voting system.  We are responsible for who we put in office.  We need to carefully think through those running for office and get to know who they are and what they really stand for and maybe we will separate the good from the bad.  Get out and really do a bit of research on anyone running for office.  Their histories, what they believe, how they have lived their lives and more is out there – we need to find it, share it and stop trying to lie and promote someone because we see something in it for us instead of something in it for all of humanity in a good way, not in a way to promote the ugly.  And, we really do have ugly at the top in Washington – President, Vice President and many in Congress.  People rated Paul Ryan because of his being Mitt Romney’s pick for Vice President.  That should not have happened.  Look at Ryan for himself and he looks more like someone infected with greed and more only better able to put a smooth cover over it than most – but if you look close you will see the raggedy edges showing.

5.  Wish you posted more often.  Turn this into a newsletter or a newspaper or a media center.  Your voice needs to be heard by many more people.  Maybe it can help bring about change.

6.  Who are you people!  I used your services once and now I am in the middle of an incredible “community”.  Love it, but I didn’t know you even  existed before a friend paid for my stay at one of Bettina’s Hedge Schools.  You must be the best kept secret around.  Not even a small newspaper article which is not an advertisement.  You must be quite a threat.  You need more exposure.  I’ve done a little research on your company and it really needs to expand greatly.  Don’t know of another company anyplace doing what you are doing.  This is how corporations need to be in this world.  Bet you are always mired in one blockade after another.  Kick them out of the way and move on.

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The Bettina Oracle Speaks

Monday, February 5th, 2018

You keep calling me out to tell you more – this time no small answers lets take a broad brush across all of what is happening in the United States and why!

I told you some time ago there would be a continued upswing in their stock market from Barack Obama’s economic policies until Trump’s policies began to take hold and then the stock market would tank.

That happened last week.  Take a close look at the numbers.  Friday the stock market went down 666 points after a week of going down substantially.  What does that mean?  The market is screaming for you to hear its underlying movement – take a look at the Bible.  For those of you who don’t believe in such – humor me and take a look anyway.

Pick up your Sunday School lessons.  For those of you who did not study scripture pick up a bible and open it to Revelations Chapter 13.

What does the number 666 mean?  Try reading the Book of Revelations – Chapter 13.  The number of the “beast” – the antiChrist – the devil.  And that is where the stock market ended on Friday.  It gave you as good an opinion of Trump and his policies and presidency as was possible for an institution which speaks in numbers, a different language from all of you.  You are accustomed to looking at the stock market for indications of the health and lack of it of individual businesses and as a whole for where the economy is going six months down the road.  Now, take a look at it as an institution which reflects where multi-millions of souls exercise some kind of opinion and judgment daily.  In the United States Stock Market there are no secrets.  Someone knows – and the movement of the market tells all of your secrets.  And on Friday, after leading up to it all week, the stock market spoke as loudly as it could to reach you about this President of the United States.  That was a collective comment.

Where has all of this upheaval come from – what underlies this?

The United States Congress and the President of the United States:

First the Congress:

It cost immense amounts of money to run for Congress these days.  Most of a Congress persons time is spent raising money, most of which is spent on polls.  Why polls?  So Congress people don’t have to risk telling their truth – standing for anything – so they can have positions they espouse and on which they run and base their Congressional careers.  These Congress people take a poll and whatever the poll says has the largest number of voting people in back of it, that is what they espouse.  They redress the polls as though that is their opinion, their program, their – ‘je ne sais quoi’.  That is one thing creating all of this ugliness.  It comes down to lies, pretense and more and for what?  To be elected to Congress.

To get into Congress one has to raise incredible amounts of money and it looks at though that is what has happened to the United States Congress.  People are looking to side with those who can promise large sums of money for their next campaign to renew their Congressional Seat.   For example, wasn’t it Paul Ryan – third in line for the presidency behind Michael Spence – who pushed for a tax cut and immediately thereafter received a $500,000 contribution towards his next Congressional Campaign?  Or his next whatever he decides to do campaign?  To have to raise such huge amounts of money puts the power as to what this country will be like into the hands of the billionaires who can easily buy an election.  Or should I say, who have already bought several Congressional seats and some Congress people and those who want to be are falling all over themselves to show how obsequious and servile they can be if their Congressional campaign is backed with money from the few.

The phenomena of Donald Trump has brought that into clear view.  And then there are the connections that people who win the presidency have and use. Some connections during the campaign, many many more after the election.

Trump’s  very wealthy friend – Steve Wynn was finance chair of the RNC.  That means those running for Congress could be shut out of RNC monies if they didn’t toe the line and do what Mr. Wynn – who is Mr. Trump’s very close friend – says and tells them to do.  And – the president usually dictates the character, morality, values of those with money who come close to him – they usually have commonalities of character, morals, value systems and more.  Didn’t I hear a rumor that Steve Wynn and Donald Trump are claimed to have sexually assaulted many?  And aren’t they rumored to have other similar proclivities in common?

Didn’t you notice the bowing and scrapping that has been going on amongst Congress people.  Could that money possibility for his coming campaigns be what has been motivating Devin Nunes?  Bowing, scraping, foot shuffling, running around making a fool of himself for his future in the government.  And everyone says they are mystified as to why he has been doing this.  There is nothing mystical about it.  What it is about is human greed and grab for  Power and Control.  For some, just the warm fuzzy feelings they get from being close to and being seen as close to and representing power.

And — you see Congress people lining up to make sure their obeisance is in tact and that it is duly noted so their campaigns will be generously  funded.  And you see Donald Trump’s power extended and strengthened as he lines up with people who have the money to finance Congressional and presidential campaigns.  He becomes a power, just because he is president, because those wealthy and super wealthy individuals need to control the politicians so their prurient and business and personal needs and wants are satisfied and not handicapped politically and by politicians.

There are two political parties in the United States.  One party takes charge and pushes the agenda of the wealthy through and the reaction against it moves and helps to grow the other party in the direction of taking over some of its people.  That goes on until the parties change positions, beliefs, and things they work for and stand for.  A third party has never been able to develop beyond a very small group because the two dominant parties will not allow that to happen.  Until it does, and a strong third party forms, the United States will go through these charades.

I remember when the Democratic Party was the Party of slavery, of racism, sexism and more.  They were the ones keeping Africans from voting and were behind the KKK and other such groups.  Then, along came a handful of people who moved their followers out of the Democratic Party into the Republican Party because it looked as though there was a vacuum and into that vacuum they could put their followers and achieve the goals they were used to achieving through the Democratic Party.  In addition, the Democratic Party recruits its adherents through movements. The KKK, White Supremacists, White Citizens Councils were dying out and the Black Civil Rights Movement was becoming strong. The Democratic Party started recruiting from these groups and from the feminist organizations. as the Feminist Movement became stronger with more people joining and working to achieve its goals.

And then there is the Presidency:

For decades the office of the president of the United States has been accruing more power on a gradual ongoing basis.  If the inhabitant of that office is a moral person then the office and its powers are safe.  If not, and the office holder has the morals, character and soul of a Donald Trump then everything, everyone and the institution itself along with the Congress, the Legislative branch and the very Constitution of these United States are all threatened and the citizens are threatened with a move away from the Republic, which is the current government structure – not towards a democracy but towards a fascist state where moral corruption can abide and hide from public view.  Lies, theft, self-aggrandizement, scape goats.  All these thrive under such structures.  People regress from responsible adults working so all can thrive to dependent and irresponsible children supplying the powers in the system with their needs, wants, frivolities, debaucheries and more at the expense and sacrifices of the many.

The office of the president must be changed with far fewer powers so it is in line with the other  branches of government.  It needs constraints – a fail safe – to make sure it doesn’t become the monster it is becoming under this current president.  Clearly, we lack the ethics, morals and character to be able to trust our ‘elected leaders’ to move us in the right direction, to respect and follow the constitution, and to not bring foreign – particularly hostile foreign governments into these United States simply to increase the power, money and control of the government over which the current occupier of the office can exercise power.

Well, that’s it for now.  Pay attention – stay involved – guard your soul against corruption and everyone will be fine.  Don’t be afraid to speak up and speak out. When things get rough and one or the other side gets out of hand take to the streets to bring things back into some kind of equilibrium while the forces of the universe try to bring enough strength into your system for the creation of a third party.

There are so many good people in the United States.  It is worth saving – so hold tight, work hard and don’t give up.  Also, step up to speak truth and act out of your beliefs.  In such a circumstance you die once.  Shrivel, give in, give up, throw away what could be because you want a soft, smooth, effortless life – you will die a million times.

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Ed. Note: Members of the Bettina Network Lifestyle Community can contribute to the Bettina Network Blog whenever they have anything they want to say and be heard by this fantastic group of people. Send your blog to bettinanetwork@comcast.net or mail it to us at P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 or call us on the telephone at 617-497-9166 to tell us what you want to say and we will write it for you. Please also tell us if you want your name as your byline or if you want your article to appear without your name.

Volunteer with Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to work estate sales; to help move items from one home to another; to contribute your ideas on how we can better use our resources in this effort to relieve and eliminate homelessness and poverty. We also need photographers; designers; and more. However much or little time you have, we are grateful.

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