DISTURBING: China fills capsules with human baby flesh

This morning Glenn shared a disturbing report released this morning on TheBlaze.com. Since last August, customs officials in South Korea say to have intercepted between 17,000 and 17,500 pills filled with some type of finely ground white powder. The powder is said to be a stamina enhancer and medical panacea in parts of Asia.

“What are in these pills? Finely ground human baby flesh,” Glenn said.

According to The Daily Mail:

The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.

The tiny corpses are then bought, stored in household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.

Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummeled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.

If that isn’t disturbing enough, The Blaze reports that while many are disturbed by this practice, officials in South Korea are equally as concerned about the sanitary safety of ingesting human remains. Neither China’s Health Industry nor their Food and Drug Administration have responded on this issue.

“If you have a Food and Drug Administration, and you haven’t shut down the ‘baby pill industry’ …you’re a worthless Food and Drug Administration,” Glenn said.

Glenn explained that the sources on the story are The Blaze, The Telegraph, BBC, and The Daily Mail. “This is a horrific, horrific story,” Glenn said. “This is not an internet rumor.”

“And some of these weren’t fetuses,” Pat added.

“Listen to this,” Glenn said. “Even more horrifying, if possible, some are now reporting that it may not have only been aborted or still-born babies used in the pills. It is possible that some of these children were born, and left to die, in what are called China’s dying rooms, before they were ground into capsules – because they are born into families that already had one child.”

Glenn brought up the case from a Chicago hospital of the children who survived abortions and were left to die alone in a closet, while Barack Obama was an Illinois Senator.

“He voted against the bill that would have prevented that when he was a state legislator,” Pat said.

Stu also noted that the policy behind China’s dying room, the one child law, is one that this administration does not stand up against. In fact, Vice President Joe Biden has said that not only does he fully understand the policy, he also doesn’t second guess it.

“What world do we live in?” Pat asked. “That’s amazing.”

Glenn pointed out volatile state of the world. The Nazis and communists gained political clout in Greece this week, by winning about 16% of power. John Kerry met with who is most likely going to be the next President of Egypt – a leader inside the Muslim Brotherhood, whose cleric came on state and said they were going to have a Muslim caliphate and move the capitol to al Kuds. Al Kuds is Jerusalem – the media remains silent. This administration has invited the very same Muslim Brotherhood into the White House to meet with the President, and no one says anything. “Meanwhile our President is appointing Muslim Brotherhood people at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, what are we insane?” Glenn asked

“If there's anyone within sound of my voice that thinks we're dealing with the world that you grew up in, you're sadly mistaken,” Glenn added

“We have lost our way. We're heading for profound darkness. We can't conquer darkness with more darkness. You don't conquer hate with more hate. The only thing that works is love and God – that’s it,” Glenn said.

He continued, pointing out that in China, we have a society that is grounding up babies, and the rest of the world is pointing at China and calling them the future.

Glenn noted the significance of the story behind WWI. “The real story on WWI didn’t come out until about 1945,” Glenn said. “The real story of WWI was that the power shifted to America, and America set the table, set the direction for the world. That didn’t happen in WWII, it happened in WWI. Why? Because everybody need out money, and we gladly loaned it to them.”

Glenn next asked, how is it possible that the greatest navy of all time, the navy of an empire the sun never set on – the British Empire, could have the strongest navy in the world, and by 1939 they had no navy? “They were begging us for ships,” Glenn said. “How is that possible? Because England borrowed money from us, and Woodrow Wilson demanded that they sink their navy.”

“That’s the real story of WWI,” Glenn explained. “Everybody had to borrow money from somebody, and they borrow it from us. And we were the only ones with the gold.”

“What is that we put our heart into anymore? What do we even stand for anymore? Who're we?” Glenn asked. “We used to be a nation that used that could recognize evil when we saw it. We don’t recognize the evil in China, we deny it.”

Glenn pointed out that it was only 1981 when we recognized that the Soviet Union was evil. It wasn’t because of where they were from, it was because they were communists. “It’s evil,” Glenn said. “We refuse to even say it anymore.”

No one including Glenn ever thought they would hear a story as horrifying as this one five years ago. Especially from a country where our Vice President has traveled to and told them that he understands and doesn’t question the policies that led to it.

“We win if we reconnect with who we truly are, and the values we've always held up,” Glenn said. “We win. Now is the time.”

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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