Have any human races or ethnic groups ever become extinct?

Linda Keres Carter, I am a genocided, extinct person who assimilated to the ppl here most like us

[Is this not a glimpse of our future?]

Just twenty years ago, via Operation Storm, the minority Serbs of Croatia were driven into extinction. In the 19th century we were 40% of the population, living in the Krajina mainly where we had lived for hundreds of years. We were largely refugees from Turkish occupied Serbia, whom the Austrian crown had allowed to live in the war zone between Europe and the Middle East, the Krajina or frontier in exchange for holding that border. We did so for 350 years. When the Ottoman Empire fell, we were left destitute. An aggressive effort was made to ‘baptize’ us, (cultural genocide) thereby making us Croats. A barrel of flour would be given to anyone who brought their family in for conversion. People were starving, so about half the Serb population vanished in that manner. A curious phenomenon would occur with subsequent generations of the converts. Like the ‘first word in English’ (the N word) that European immigrants to America would learn, those convert’s children would often become the loudest and most vitriolic of Serb haters, including Ante Starčević, the “Father” of the Croatian nation. He was the first to call for the extermination of Serbs. His mother was a Serb. In part, so was his father.

So, by the beginning of WWII we were 20% of the population, afterwards we dropped to 15% After the Civil Wars of the Nineties, we dropped to 4% of the population, mostly elderly and still declining. During WWII, one in four people were slaughtered in extermination measures so sadistic they appalled Hitler and various other Nazis who commented on them. A number of witnesses reported practices like cremating people alive. Again, often, it would be those former Serbs who would be the most sadistic persecutors.

Some of those Ustasha perpetrators were destroyed in a crazed backlash at the end of the war that innocents were caught up in as well. Other Ustasha escaped, many by way of the Vatican. Since the country became Communist, the west did not prosecute any of those criminals, instead they were harbored. At the end of the Cold War their children found their way back into Croatia. This far right wing was supported by the US and NATO, a common practice when politically expedient.

“Persecution of Serbs and Ethnic Cleansing in Croatia 1991–1998” documents the process which began as a flag controversy, when some of those right wing extremists hoisted a Ustasha flag over a courthouse. A bitter debate ensued. The response was to hoist that flag over all the courthouses and make it the national flag.

It is not a matter of conspiracy theories that the US involved itself in the dismemberment of this sovereign nation:

That U.S. leaders have consciously sought to dismember Yugoslavia is not a matter of speculation but of public record. In November 1990, the Bush administration pressured Congress into passing the 1991 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, which provided that any part of Yugoslavia failing to declare independence within six months would lose U.S. financial support. The law demanded separate elections in each of the six Yugoslav republics, and mandated U.S. State Department approval of both election procedures and results as a condition for any future aid. Aid would go only to the separate republics, not to the Yugoslav government, and only to those forces whom Washington defined as “democratic,” meaning right-wing, free-market, separatist parties. — Michael Parenti

After the disasterous flag debate, Serbs were fired from all government sector jobs, and being a socialist economy, that meant most jobs. The majority population’s perception was that Serbs held those jobs because of quotas and were not qualified to hold them. Terrorist acts against random individuals became common, as when the police stopped an elderly inebriated Serb in the street, tied a noose around his neck, the other end to their bumper, and then dragged his body throughout the Serb part of town.

Police interrogations of a broad sampling of the Serb population ensued. Some never returned, some were found mutilated. The bombing of homes and businesses became commonplace. The commandeering of apartments and personal property ensued. It was in this climate that the US media was filled with stories about Serb sectors arming themselves, the impression given that it was aggressive, rather than defensive in nature.

In short, a climate of panic with a sense of doom was promoted. After several years of escalating violence, Serbs were commanded to evacuate, leaving all of their possessions behind. They were to obtain a permit to leave after paying their electric bills in full.

We are now 4% of the population. Most of those who remain are elderly, too old to relocate. There are still reprisals on them. Those remaining families still raising children are often converting to Catholicism, the equivalent of assimilation, or cultural genocide in this case.

Of all the genocides reported in the war that destroyed Yugoslavia, the only successful one was that of the minority Serbs of Croatia. Simply reviewing census records for the various republics available online reveals this. The numbers of all other groups have remained relatively stable. But we exist only in Diaspora now, too small and too scattered for our subculture to persist. This is the same culture that produced Tesla and Mrs. Einstein — the first one who used to help her husband with his math.

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Prayer for Protection against Oppressors

A Prayer of David.

Psalms 17
Hear a just cause, O Lord, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips. Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity.

You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent. My steps have held fast to Your paths. My feet have not slipped. I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.

They have closed their unfeeling heart, with their mouth they speak proudly. They have now surrounded us in our steps; they set their eyes to cast us down to the ground. He is like a lion that is eager to tear, and as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Arise, O Lord, confront him, bring him low; deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword, from men with Your hand, O Lord, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, and leave their abundance to their babes. As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

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The Secret Way of God

“Whom God intends to destroy he delivers up to infatuation.”  (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Exodus 10:1-11)

Is this not still true today?  People harden their heart against their Creator and judicially God makes that heart hard. The same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay.

Exodus 10:1-11 – The Plague of Locusts

10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them, 2 and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”

3 Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 4 ‘For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. 5 ‘They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has escaped — what is left to you from the hail — and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field. 6 ‘Then your houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they came upon the earth until this day.'” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.

7 Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is destroyed?”

8 So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God! Who are the ones that are going?”

9 Moses said, “We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we must hold a feast to the Lord.”

10 Then he said to them, “Thus may the Lord be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind. 11 “Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the Lord, for that is what you desire.” So they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

Is there anyone in the world today like Pharaoh? Is there anyone in America like him? Much of what we have seen going on in our country can be confusing when you search for a rational reason behind it.  Truth may be that a rational reason may be absent; the search may be in vain!

I sometimes wonder at the obstinacy of those whose misdeeds have been manifested. How is it that they can continue in it or defend it and not turn back to God and plead for mercy?

Maybe the insanity we are witnessing is the firm judicial hand of God upon the heart of the proud.  Maybe like with Pharaoh, God is now hardening hearts in order that He make a mockery of them in order that His majesty, His power, and His sovereign rule over all is clearly revealed to those who seek a way out of this God forbidden place.

Rom 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

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On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

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On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters – The New York Times

  • In the video Isaac watched, some characters died and one walked off a roof after being hypnotized by a likeness of a doll possessed by a demon.
  • the app is supposed to contain only child-friendly content that has been automatically filtered from the main YouTube site. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints Over Ads for Junk Food NOV. 24, 2015 Candid, Comedic and Macabre YouTube Stars Feel an Advertising Pinch MAY 7, 2017 ADVERTISING PewDiePie Dust-Up Shows Risks Brands Take to Tap Into Social Media FEB. 19, 2017 Recent Comments cheerful dramatist 2 hours ago Geeze, give current parents a break here. So many peoplecommenting can hardly contain themselves casting stones,and giving lofty advice…. seven.by.three 2 hours ago I always blocked YouTube for my kids but this is still a problem. I’ve had my kid type some pretty innocuous stuff (light sabers for girls)… LL 2 hours ago The potential dangers of smart-device use for younger children go well beyond the occasional inappropriate YouTube Kids video. I have a… See All Comments Write a comment Advertisement Continue reading the main story But the app contains dark corners, too, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms.
  • parents like Ms. Burns have complained that their children have been shown videos with well-known characters in violent or lewd situations and other clips with disturbing imagery, sometimes set to nursery rhymes. Many have taken to Facebook to warn others, and share video screenshots showing moments ranging from a Claymation Spider-Man urinating on Elsa of “Frozen” to Nick Jr. characters in a strip club.
  • While the offending videos are a tiny fraction of YouTube Kids’ universe, they are another example of the potential for abuse on digital media platforms that rely on computer algorithms, rather than humans, to police the content that appears in front of people — in this case, very young people.
  • in the past 30 days, “less than .005 percent” of the millions of videos viewed in the app were removed for being inappropriate.
  • Most of the videos flagged by parents were uploaded to YouTube in recent months by anonymous users with names like Kids Channel TV and Super Moon TV. The videos’ titles and descriptions feature popular character names and terms like “education” and “learn colors.”

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Credibility of Donald Trump ‘dirty dossier’ is undermined by basic errors | Daily Mail Online

If the claims cannot be substantiated, what then?

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    • ‘The nature of these things is that it is hard to verify intelligence but what is in the report and could have been verified has been found not to stand-up to scrutiny and that is worrying.’ 
      • He highlighted the claim that the president-elect’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen had met secretly with representatives of the Russian leadership in late August or early September 2016 in the Czech capital Prague. 

        However, Cohen insists he has never been to the Czech Republic and that on the date suggested for the clandestine rendezvous he was actually at a baseball game in the US with his son. 

        • ‘If there are two such obvious mistakes are there others?,’ he asked. 
          • ‘There is a difference between intelligence and evidence and that is crucial here. 
            • The one-ti me officer, who now works in the private sector, suggested the dossier had been compiled to include what was being alleged in Moscow by Mr Steele’s sources but they were unlikely to have ever provided ‘specific, emphatic evidence.’ 

              He added : ‘It is light on sources because of the need to protect them but that will leave you open to allegations always that material could have been planted. 

              • ‘With his experience, Chris Steele would have known this and is was his judgement the sources are trust-worthy and what they provided was worth passing on.’ Others have suggested the Kremlin had planted much of the material against Mr Trump and his associ ates, mixing false information with genuine material. 
                • Mr Trump points out that he was very much aware of the risk of being spied on in hotel rooms and was accompanied by trusted aides.
                  • The intelligence officers agree such a ‘compromise’ with the purpose of ‘potential blackmail or political leverage’ is unlikely
                    • A potential weakness, the former colleague, said was that his sources would in turn have had their own sources so by the time it reached Mr Steele is was ‘fourth or fifth hand’ and could have included rumour and misinformation. 

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                    Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author’s credibility | US news | The Guardian

                    If the claims cannot be substantiated, what then?

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                      • The former Foreign Office official, who has known Steele for 25 years and considers him a friend, said: “The idea his work is fake or a cowboy operation is false – completely untrue. Chris is an experienced and highly regarded professional. He’s not the sort of person who will simply pass on gossip.”
                        • The official added: “If he puts something in a report, he believes there’s sufficient credibility in it for it to be worth considering. Chris is a very straight guy. He could not have survived in the job he was in if he had been prone to flights of fancy or doing things in an ill-considered way.”
                          • The Foreign Office official who spoke to the Guardian on Thursday acknowledged that the Steele dossier was not perfect. But he pointed out that intelligence reports always came with “gradations of veracity” and included phrases such as “a high degree of probability”. “You aren’t dealing with a binary world where you can say this is true and this isn’t,” the official said.
                            • He added: “The strongest reason for giving this report credence is that intelligence professionals in the US take it seriously. They were sufficiently persuade d by the author’s track record to find the contents worth passing to the president and president-elect.”
                              • The CIA and FBI will have taken various factors into consideration before deciding on its credibility. They could include Trump’s public comments during the campaign, when he urged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. The agencies may also have classified, intercepted material provided by the National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ.

                                 

                                They must, equally, have considered whether some of the claims in the report might have been part of an elaborate Russian disinformation exercise. “This is unlikely. The dossier is multi-dimensional, involving many different people, and many moving parts,” the official suggested.

                                • But intelligence is not evidence, and Steele would have known, better than anyone, that the information he was gathering was not fact and could be wrong. In the smoke-and-mirrors world of counterespionage, there are few certainties.

                                   

                                  Those caveats do not appear on the documents – but they are given by Steele as a warning to prospective new clients.

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                                Putin says those behind Trump dossier are ‘worse than prostitutes’ | World news | The Guardian

                                If the claims cannot be substantiated, what then?

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                                  • Vladimir Putin has dismissed the dossier published last week about alleged links between Moscow and Donald Trump, describing the people who ordered it as “worse than prostitutes”.

                                     

                                    Making his first public remarks on the claims three days before Trump’s inauguration as US president, Putin joked about Russian sex workers, who he said were “the best in the world”, but said he did not believe Trump would have met any.

                                    • “This is an adult, and a man who for years organised beauty contests and spoke with the most beautiful women in t he world. I can hardly believe that he ran off to meet with our girls of low social morals. Although of course ours are the best in the world,” said Putin.

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