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July 3, 2017

Ursula Haverbeck

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Language, True Crime, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:54 am

The above Video is about Ursula Haverbeck.  Much of it is in German with English subtitles.

[Her name is also spelled as Ursala.]

The video is around 10 minutes in length; it is a little bit too long, so  I have made a link to 2 minutes and 13 seconds into the video, where Ursula actually starts speaking German with English subtitles.

Visit her German Language web site: http://ursula-haverbeck.info/

This blog post was inspired by a comment to my article “Old Ladies Don’t Blog or do they?” 

I have written two previous blog posts about Ursula Haverbeck getting into trouble with the law:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/87-year-old-ursula-haverbeck-convicted-of-holocaust-denial-in-germany/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/holocaust-denier-ursala-haverbeck-in-trouble-again-in-germany/

June 21, 2017

“Megan Kelly isn’t doing pretty well”

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:59 am

The title of my blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://worldpoliticus.com/2017/06/19/nbc-fire-kelly/

In my humble opinion, the writer of this news article is not doing pretty well either.

Let me say, right up front, that I am a big fan of Megan Kelly. I am also highly critical of her because of her lack of knowledge. She makes frequent mistakes, that could be avoided, if she would just educate herself a little bit.  She should prepare for her interviews so that she doesn’t make stupid mistakes.

I wrote about Megyn Kelly on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/megyn-kellys-interview-with-ward-churchill-on-fox-news/

Megan did not do a good job of interviewing Putin, apparently because she didn’t prepare for the interview by educating herself about Russia.

The news article starts with this quote:

Megyn Kelly isn’t doing pretty well lately, and she made a few fatal mistakes in the last few months. The NBC host may be fired, and everyone has their own version of the story. Kelly made an interview with Alex Jones, and this interview may put an end to her career.

End quote from news article.

The reporter who wrote this “isn’t doing pretty well” either.

I love Megyn Kelly but she is not well educated, and it seems that she does not prepare for her interviews. She is famous for making stupid mistakes in news stories.

I am counting myself as a person who makes stupid mistakes because of not doing enough research before writing something.

The news article continues with this quote:

NBC faced serious criticism after people found out about Kelly’s interview with Jones. There’s nothing wrong in making an interview, but they both opened a sensitive topic, and the final conclusion infuriated Americans. Jones and Kelly talked about the massive Sandy Hook school shooting.

The massacre filled headlines across the country, but this time Jones made people angry, because he was claiming that it’s fake. NBC is criticized for allowing Kelly to make this interview with the conspiracy theorist. But, the network is determined to air the interview.

The parents of children who died in the massacre pressured the network to cancel the airing of this interview, but it seems like the network isn’t ready to hear their words.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that this story will be “edited,” as if that is going to change the pain those parents felt at the very same moment they learned about Jones’ claims.

Americans are angry about the allegations Jones made. How can he say that the death of 20 first-graders and six educators is a hoax? People have every right to boycott the release of this interview, because it’s too disrespectful for all the innocent children who died.

Jones said that Kelly lied [to] him about the topics they’d discuss over, adding that she assured him how the question of the Sandy Hook massacre will never be opened.

End quote

Everything about this subject is painful, but we must fact facts.

June 9, 2017

Natalie Holloway still in the news…

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:06 am

Today, there are news articles about Natalie Holloway, whose body has never been found. What really happened to her? Who knows?

I think that she escaped, to get away from her controlling mother.

holloway.jpeg

Natalie Holloway and her Mother

You can read a recent news story about Natalie Holloway at

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2017/5/25/348693/New-Crime-Museum-Pays-Tribute-To.aspx

In the past, I have written extensively about this case:

You can read my articles at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/what-ever-happened-to-natalee-holloway-chapter-two/

March 6, 2017

The attacks at these cemeteries has me pondering

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:53 am

The title of my blog post today is a line from this news article:

https://holohoax.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/holocaust-or-holohoax-05-20-amazing-facts/

You can read the original article in The Detroit news at http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/2017/02/27/bomb-threats-defaced-graves-alarm-local-jewish-centers/98507850/

The reason that I am quoting this line from the news article is because the recent attacks on Jewish cemetaries also has me pondering. Why would someone be smashing Jewish grave stones now? I immediately thought that it was Jews who were smashing Jewish gravestones in order to get attention.

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

Two years ago, I interviewed some Jewish Holocaust survivors in southeast Michigan exploring a central question: How far has America come since the Holocaust?

I wanted to find out if they thought we as a nation had learned from that scourge on history.

Because looking back, America arrived painfully late in denouncing the atrocities against Jews carried out in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

Among those I spoke to was Guy Stern, a Holocaust survivor and former member of the Allied forces who is the current director of the Institute of the Righteous at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.

Stern told me the world is still dealing with the bitter legacy of the Holocaust and the lesson is that we must continue to speak out against anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bigotry wherever they are.

End quote

One of the cities where grave stones were first demolished is St. Louis, MO.  Years ago, the Jews in St. Louis had their own enclave where only Jews were allowed to live. This was one of the first gated communities in America. The Jews in St. Louis would not allow non-Jews to live in their walled-in gated community.

February 25, 2017

Natalee Holloway is back in the news

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 9:25 am

You can read a recent news story here, about the Natalee Holloway case:

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/05/natalee_holloway_10_years_late.html

I have written several blog posts about Natalee Holloway. Start by reading this one: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/what-really-happened-to-natalee-holloway/

March 17, 2016

Natalee Holloway is back in the news

Filed under: True Crime — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 4:39 pm
Joran van der Sloot as a young man

Joran van der Sloot before his life was ruined forever

Joran van der Sloot is back in the news:  http://abc3340.com/news/local/report-main-suspect-in-natalee-holloway-disappearance-says-hes-guilty

I have blogged about the Natalee Holloway case on three previous blog posts:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/greta-van-susterens-update-on-the-natalee-holloway-story-last-night/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/what-really-happened-to-natalee-holloway/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/what-ever-happened-to-natalee-holloway-chapter-two/

Now Joran is back in the news because he has confessed to killing Natalee.

I don’t believe that Natalee is dead. I think that she ran away from home to get away from her stepfather. I believe that Joran told this story to a news person recently because he wants to put the story to rest.  He believes that Natalee has a new life and is happy, so he wants the story to go away.

Joran is now married, even though he is in prison for life, and he has a child of his own.

May 23, 2015

Greta van Susteren’s update on the Natalee Holloway story last night

You can read a recent news article about the Natalee Holloway case at http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/05/natalee_holloway_10_years_late.html

You can read about Greta van Susteren’s TV show about Natalee Holloway here.

Let me say right off the bat, that I am a great fan of Greta van Susteren; I watch her news show on TV every night. I was looking forward to her show about Natalee Holloway last night, but I was sorely disappointed.

Her show started off by pointing out that in May 2005, Natalee Holloway was 18 years old. Her mother [Beth Holloway] said, on  the show, that Natalee was a “good kid.”  That depends on your definition of a “good kid.”

Natalee was already enrolled as a student at the University of Alabama — she allegedly wanted to be a doctor. It was pointed out on last night’s show that Natalee was very smart: she had a 4.17 GPA [Grade Point Average]. Natalee had already rented a dorm room and her future roommates were already known.

So it was established very early on the show that Natalee was a serious, studious young woman of 18, who was a virtual saint — not some ditsy young girl who would throw away her life by running away from home on a vacation in Aruba.

One of Natalee’s two classmates, who were allowed to speak on the show, was a girl named Mallie Tucker.

It was pointed out on the show that on May 26, 2005, Natalee and her classmates left on a plane for Aruba, to celebrate their  graduation from High School.  A lot of footage was shown of Aruba, so that low class people in America would realize that Aruba is a ritzy place for rich young students like Natalee to have fun before starting college in the fall.

It was pointed out that Natalee was staying at the Holiday Inn, right on the beach, with her classmates, two of whom were on Greta’s show last night. [Mallie Tucker was one of these girls] At the time that Natalee disappeared, her mother had prevented her classmates from talking to the police, but now she was allowing two of her classmates to talk.

It was pointed out, on Greta’s show last night, that when Joran first met Natalee in a bar, he  told her that he lived in the Netherlands, and that he was in Aruba on vacation. It is true that Joran was a Dutch citizen, and maybe that is what he told her.

It was NOT pointed out on the show that Joran was drinking with some of the other Mountain View female students at a bar when Natalee walked in alone. Why weren’t we told that Natalee was not spending her time in Aruba with the other girls?

A woman named Claire Fairman then said that Joran was 17 years old when he met Natalee, and that “he was showing signs of being a sociopath.” Joran was allegedly “stealing from his parents.” According to Claire, Joran’s family was “afraid of him,” and they “had moved him into their guest house,” after he had attacked family members.

It was then pointed out that Natalee was last seen getting into a car with Joran. Natalee’s mother was in Aruba by 11 p.m. that very night.

On her show last night, Greta said that Joran had told someone that “he had sex with Natalie in the back seat of a car” on  the night that she disappeared.

A replay of Greta’s visit to Joran’s home, accompanied by Natalie’s mother, was shown last night. I saw this film footage when it was first shown. Greta and Natalee’s mother showed up at Joran’s home and asked to come in so that they could talk to his parents. Joran’s father graciously allowed them to come in, although he told them to leave all cameras outside.

In spite of the fact that Joran’s father did not want his home and family to be photographed, the film footage was later shown to the world.

Regarding the film footage, taken in Joran’s home, Greta said last night that “there was something seriously wrong with Paulus.” Paulus was Joran’s father, who was hoping to become a Judge; he did not want Natalee’s disappearance to jeopardize his future career. He was obviously upset by Greta and Beth grilling him about Joran.

At this point, I stopped taking notes.

August 25, 2014

An American Tragedy: “Unarmed teenager gunned down by white policeman”

Photo of Michael Brown which was shown many times on TV

Photo of Michael Brown which has been shown many times on TV

The title of my blog post today is in quotes because these words were spoken a million times today as “unarmed teenager” Michael Brown was laid to rest, after being “gunned down” by a white policeman.  The date of his death was August 9th.  Michael Brown could not be laid to rest before now because three (or maybe four) autopsies had to be performed, and the rioting caused by his death had to be allowed to continue unabated.

This photo of Michael Brown was displayed in the church at his funeral

This photo of Michael Brown was displayed in the church at his funeral

The funeral of Michael Brown took place today in the “Friendly Temple” Baptist church in Ferguson, MO as 4,500 people attended, including many famous people, such as Snoop Dog and Spike Lee. President Obama skipped this important event, but sent THREE White House aids to represent him.

The eulogy was given by Al Sharpton, who wore a white suit.  Many people in the church were wearing red, including the mother of Michael Brown.  A man sitting beside her, chewing gum, was wearing a red shirt. 485 members of Michael Brown’s family were at the funeral.

I saw one photo taken at the funeral, which showed a man wearing a T-Shirt that said “No Justice, no Peace.”

All of this could have been avoided if Michael Brown had been trained, as a child, in how to avoid being gunned down by a white policeman.  The first thing that he should have been taught, by his parents, is that after you rob a store, you should not attract the attention of a police officer by walking down the double yellow line in the middle of a major street.  If a police officer orders you to get out of the middle of the street, you should not approach his police car and try to take his gun.

Of course, this advice applies to all criminals, regardless of age or color.  In fact, the best advice that I can give to potential criminals is to pay for small items in a store.  Then the police won’t be called and you won’t be gunned down by a white policeman.

August 24, 2014

Hedy Epstein (the Jewish woman who was arrested in St. Louis) confronted Herman Goering at Nuremberg

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, True Crime — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:43 am

Ninety-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein has been in the news recently because she was arrested in St. Louis, MO as she protested against Gov. Jay Nixon’s actions in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

A news story, which you can read here, mentioned that Hedy Epstein had “aided Allied forces” in the trials of the Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg in 1945.

This quote is from the news article:

“Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, “for failing to disperse” during a protest of Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to call the National Guard into Ferguson. Eight others were also arrested.”

I was dubious about Epstein’s involvement in the Nuremberg trials, so I did a search and found the video below. In the video, she explains about how she taunted Herman Goering, who was on trial at Nuremberg.

 

August 23, 2014

Holocaust survivor arrested in downtown St. Louis for supporting Michael Brown

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, True Crime — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:24 am

Regular readers of my blog might have noticed that I have not blogged for almost a week.  Don’t worry about me — I’m O.K., but I have not been blogging because I have been glued to my TV, watching the rioting in Ferguson, MO following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white policeman.  You can read the details of the case here.

Darren Wilson the white police officer who shot Michael Brown

Darren Wilson the white police officer who shot Michael Brown

For those people, who have been living in a cave, and might not have heard about the case, the story involves 18-year-old Michael Brown, and another black teenager, Dorian Johnson, who was with him when Michael Brown was shot six times by a white police officer. You can read about the story, as told by Darren Wilson here.

Michael Brown had just robbed a convenience store, and he and his companion were making their get-away by walking nonchalantly down the double yellow line in the middle of a major street in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, MO.  The white policeman had just heard, over the radio in his police car, about the convenience store robbery.

90-year-old Jewish woman arrested in St. Louis, MO

90-year-old Jewish woman arrested in St. Louis, MO

The rioting in Missouri is now almost over, but now there is a Holocaust survivor involved. You can read the story of her arrest here.

According to the news article, “[Hedy] Epstein was 8 and living in Freiburg, Germany when Hitler came to power. A year after Kristallnacht, she was sent to England in a children’s transport. Like many others sent on the Kindertransport, Epstein never saw her family members again.” You can read about the Kindertransport to the UK here.

Some people think that Hedy Epstein does not warrant the status of a “Holocaust survivor.”  The Holocaust hadn’t started yet and Hitler was allowing the Jews to leave, if they could find a country that would accept them.

The story of the city of St. Louis is a story of “white flight.”  Ferguson, MO was formerly a white community, which had a white police force.  When white people moved out of Ferguson, and blacks moved in, the white police force stayed. You can read about it here.

I was born in a small town in Missouri, a few miles west of St. Louis. I can vividly recall my first trip to St. Louis. We drove through miles of slum housing before getting to downtown St. Louis.  As we passed through mile after mile of run-down houses with the paint peeling off, I was horrified to see such blight. This was where the black residents were forced to live because this was in the days of segregation and blacks could not live in white neighborhoods.

When I lived in Missouri years ago, St. Louis was known as “the Mound city.” The name referred to the mounds that had been built by Native Americans, known at that time as “Indians.”  There was also a mound in the small town where I lived, and arrows could still be found there, lying on the ground.

When I saw the TV coverage of the Michael Brown case, it was like watching the news in Germany.  All of the white people in the city of Ferguson, including the police officer who shot Michael Brown, looked German to me. The last time that I visited St. Louis, I walked into the St. Louis airport and for a moment, I thought that I was in the Munich airport.

German immigrants came to Missouri because the state of Missouri is in the same ecological zone as Germany. You see the same plants and trees in Missouri that you see in Germany. St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri river and the Mississippi river.  The Germans settled in many small towns along the Missouri river, including the town where I was born.  When World War II started, 25 percent of the citizens of Missouri were German American, including me.

Entrance into the St. Louis gated community

Entrance into the first St. Louis gated community

To understand the attitudes of white people in the St. Louis area, you should know that St. Louis was the first city ever to have a “gated community,” which was for white people only. You can read about it on Wikipedia here.

This quote is from Wikipedia:

Washington Terrace is a residential private place in St. Louis, Missouri, laid out circa 1892. The gate is south of Union and Delmar, within the bounds of the Central West End.

A private place is a self-governing enclave whose common areas like streets and common gardens are owned by the residents, with services are provided by the private sector, an experiment that foreshadowed the gated community in the U.S. by 100 years. About 50 of these enclaves once stood within the borders of the city of St. Louis. Most were designed by civil engineer Julius Pitzman between 1868 and 1905. Many of these developments, like Washington Terrace, are well-preserved and still gated, patrolled, and functioning as private enclaves.

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