Thoughts: Memorial Day

This is a partial repost from a few years back.

THOUGHTS

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Just Gene

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Memorial Day

FIND A VET, SAY THANKS

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

JFK’S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried here?” DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by The Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush. He answered by saying,” Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

Think happy thoughts – never forget what we promised to remember!
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Original post

Time has a time-elapsed video of the placement of flags ceremony at Arlington Cemetery It’s 1 minute and well worth a view.

Thoughts: others

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
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OTHERS

Looking at the month of August, I realized there was no holiday for this month. I know a group of people who deserve one – all the families of our military. These mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, suffered and cried and prayed. We need a national day of recognition in which to honor them. I believe that a perfect date would be August 8th, so easy to remember i.e. 8-8.

Their heroism began the day their loved ones were sent into harms way – their worrying, their anxiety, their praying that they will be coming home but in what condition. Some come home dead and the family suffers this agony and the funeral – some come home with varying injuries and have to suffer the indignation their loved ones receive from the Veteran Administration and more die and must be buried. Many of the brave that do make it home have serious injuries that will last a lifetime, with not only the veteran suffering but all their families.

Whatever happened to the stars that were once hung in the windows of a house showing a family member was in the military? The star indicating a member in the service was blue – we need a purple one for any who were injured, a red one for all those retired and a black one to indicate one had died, either on duty or retired. Are these stars still available?

We don’t want to wait for the government to do this nor should we – this should be a grass roots effort so WE THE PEOPLE can properly say THANK YOU. I hope and pray with all my heart every person who receives this say THANK YOU to a family who had a member in the military, and if possible, buy them a star, I believe August 8th will become recognized across the country and without government involvement because WE THE PEOPLE do care.

Thoughts: Our Birthday

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
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OUR BIRTHDAY

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who have given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

THANK THE VETERAN AND ALL THE MILITARY WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE THIS BIRTHDAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

Happy Birthday to us
Every Fourth of July
It’s when freedom was born
Why so many did die

So wherever you go or whatever you do
Take a moment for prayer to remember those who
Gave their all for this land and for me and for you

Happy Birthday to us
Sing as loud as can be
That the whole world will know
We will always be free
(Repeat Chorus)

Happy Birthday to us
May we ever be true
To our daughters and sons
And the Red, White, and Blue
(Repeat Chorus)
Just gene 2005

WITHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER HOLIDAYS

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Gosnell move over, we’re from the government…

Full Disclosure: Did Government’s Experiment on Preemies Hide Risks?

Sharyl Attkisson / @SharylAttkisson / June 03, 2014

 

Just 25 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.

“He was so tiny,” Cook recalls. “I was a first-time mom. I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know what to expect.”

It was Oct. 11, 2006. Medical personnel asked Cook, then a 26-year-old single mother, to enroll little Dreshan in a study. She says they described it as a program offering assistance and encouragement to preemies—premature babies—and their families. She readily signed the consent form.

“I remember them telling me they were a support group who would pretty much hold my hand through the developmental process,” Cook says.

But in reality, the study was much more than that. It was a national, government-funded experiment on 1,316 extremely premature infants in which their fate may as well have rested with the flip of a coin.

Other single moms who were among those persuaded to sign up their critically ill babies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital describe similar misunderstandings of the study’s purpose.

Bernita Lewis, then a 22-year-old student, says she enrolled her premature newborn, Christian, after medical personnel told her it simply was to gather data such as weight and height.

And Survonda Banks, then 21, unemployed and on public assistance, says someone handed her the consent form on her way in for an emergency C-section at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Banks remembers being told only that it was a way to help her baby, Destiny.

‘Parents Were Misled’

The government-backed study is called SUPPORT, which stands for “Surfactant, Positive Airway Pressure, and Pulse Oximetry Randomized Trial.” The experiment was conducted at 23 academic institutions from 2005 through 2009 under the National Institutes of Health, part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

All three women now say they never would have agreed to take part if they had known the NIH-funded study’s true nature—to randomly manipulate preemie oxygen levels. They discovered that just last year.

Dreshan and Christian are now 7 years old and both struggle with myriad health problems. Destiny died within three weeks. The mothers wonder: Did the experiment contribute to any of the medical problems of their children?

“[Dreshan] was already at a slim chance of surviving; why would I make his chances of surviving more slim?” Cook asks.

The NIH-funded experiment used the test babies in an attempt to find the sweet spot for preemies yet to be born: the lowest level of oxygen that would preserve vision, yet be sufficient to prevent brain damage and death.

To get the answer, researchers arbitrarily assigned infants to either a high-oxygen or low-oxygen group.

Playing Russian roulette’

In some instances, the results proved both disturbing and tragic.

More of the high-oxygen babies ended up with serious vision disorders. The low-oxygen preemies were more likely to die. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May 2010, sparked ethical questions and complaints. Companion studies being conducted in other countries were halted.

Read full article: http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/03/uninformed-consent-nih-sacrifice-preemies-sake-research/

Part 2: Full Disclosure: ‘Input’ Stalls Agency’s Ethics Probe in Baby Oxygen Trials

Pressure from government officials and eminent researchers appears to have pushed a federal agency to postpone enforcement action on violations it found in a government-financed experiment on extremely premature babies.

The agency, which polices ethics in health studies, says the controversy over the study of preemies highlights a “fundamental difference between the obligations of clinicians and those of researchers.”

That ethics body, called the Office for Human Research Protections, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The sponsor of the controversial experiment, the National Institutes of Health, is also part of HHS. Officials at both HHS and NIH provided “input” leading to the office’s delay in enforcement.

Gov vs. Gov

The entire dispute might be little more than an academic debate if it weren’t for one crucial factor: The Office for Human Research Protections, the ethics body within HHS, ruled that the consent process for the study violated federal regulations designed to protect human research subjects.

Part 3: Full Disclosure: Parents Fault Medical Research Study for Putting Preemies in Harm’s Way

Thanks to Just Gene, H/T for the article.
“HE’S BAAAAAAAAAAK, THIS TIME AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”

Poetry on the Rose Garden

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Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come to my garden
For a photo op new

I don’t remember seeing the family of Terry, killed with a FAST & FURIOUS weapon at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Ambassador Stevens, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Smith, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Woods, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Doherty, killed in Benghazi at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Martinek, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Bowen, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Walker, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Curtiss, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Andrews, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Murphey, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Fairbairn, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of Casillas, killed searching for or because of Bergdahl at the rose garden.

I don’t remember seeing the family of any veteran murdered at the VA hospitals at the rose garden.

I DO remember seeing the family of Bowe Bergdahl, a traitor, at the rose garden.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you’re a hero
No garden for you

XL
as always
jj

Brought to you by “change you can believe in”.


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Thoughts: The Law… it’s an ass

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
THE LAW
IT’S AN ASS

 

We have a Department of Justice and many divisions of Justice Courts, but they have nothing to do with JUSTICE. They are courts of law and laws have never been just. I remember a syllogism from college, back when they taught logic, that went like this:
There are bad people so we need laws
People make the laws
ERGO- we have bad laws

We then hire people to enforce those laws even when they are empirically unjust. Have we already forgotten the US Marshalls who dragged the runaway slaves back to their Massa’s or the “GOOD” German soldiers who pushed Jews into boxcars. Both, plus many more, doing their job, earning their paycheck by enforcing the law. At some point, personal responsibility must supersede the law. Let’s look at the ridiculous stupidity of a few laws.

1 – THE INTELLIGENT ONE WINS
Because of the statute of limitations, the incompetent crook goes to prison, while the crook who pulls it off competently enjoys the pleasure of their UNJUST deed.

2 – THE INCOMPETENT ONE WINS
Because they complete the job as intended, a competent murderer goes to prison or may even lose their life, receives a lesser sentence under attempted murder – why is attempted murder any less evil or just than murder.

3 – PSYCHOLOGICAL DENIAL

I’m not talking about the denial of a kid with chocolate all over their face saying they didn’t eat the cookies. I had the pleasure of working at a crisis center at one time. They worked with abused children and spouses. The trauma can be shut out for extended periods but the law is only interested in the law, not justice. Example, a woman is dragged into an alley and is being raped – she reaches around her and finds a steel pipe. If she uses it to make oatmeal out of the bastard’s brain, she’s a hero – I guarantee you the mayor and every politician will use her for photo-ops. But if she goes into denial and does the exact same thing a year later, when she sees him, goes and gets a steel pipe, then sneaks up behind him and commits the JUST deed, every prosecutor who wants to be Governor will charge her with murder

4 – CONCLUSION

Let’s at least stop the hypocrisy by changing the Department of Justice to the Law Department and all the justice courts to law enforcement courts. Also, let’s get rid of that concept which says if the law allows it, then it’s OK – I can still hear Janet Reno words,”… we obeyed the law. we did everything right.” Seems to me that a hell of a lot of people died – and as the media always emphasizes, many were children. But again, I guess it’s right because it’s legal. If you believe in heaven, you had better hope God is more just than this crap!

luvya

 

Thoughts: Memorial Day

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
on
MEMORIAL DAY

 

A threepeat because I must now add the VA to the list and change the charge to
MURDER
Juggling the books to show efficiency in order to receive bonuses while vets died
THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFAULTED
As a vet, no, as a human being, I can no longer stomach the despicable treatment of our military and their families. With a shutdown, we can still find funds to have park police harass our vets!!! Where the hell are we living!!! Are we back to U.S. Marshalls rounding up runaway slaves, just like the “good” German soldiers who pushed the Jews into the boxcars. All of them claiming,”We are just doing our job”. They all sold their souls, especially the park police for a pay check. There wouldn’t be parks for them to even have a job if it wasn’t for the brave military
DERELICTION OF DUTY
Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform ones legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation.  In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner.  Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law.  Under the regulations of military law, avoidance of a duty or failure to follow an order from a superior, noncompliance with procedural rules, misbehavior, malingering, self-injury with intent to avoid service, or straggling can result in a charge of dereliction of duty. Ineptitude is a defense against the charge. A  person convicted of dereliction of duty can be given a dishonorable or bad behavior discharge from his or her branch of service, and may forfeit pay or be sentenced to six months confinement.  U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), addresses dereliction of duty within the regulations governing the failure to obey an order or regulation. ERGO –
J’accuse
President of the United States of America
    Barack Hussein Obama
Secretary of Defense
    Charles Timothy Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Admiral James A/ Winnefeld, Jr., U. S. Navy
Chief of Staff Army
    General Raymont J. Odierno
Commandant of Marine Corps
    General James F. Amos
Chief of Naval Operations
    Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Chief of Staff U. S. Air Force
    General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of National Guard Bureau
    General Frank J. Grass
OF
DERELICTION OF DUTY
There are others who do not fall under the UMCJ, but have abrogated their right to be part of the human race – including:
Secretary of the Interior
    Sally Jewell
U. S. National Park Service Director
    Jonathan B. Jarvis

 

Some of those refused admission have already passed away – in their memory please pass this along!!!

Thoughts: Experts

 

THOUGHTS
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JUST GENE
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EXPERTS

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”The Bomb will never go off; I speak as an expert in explosives.”
– – Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
— Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923 

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
— Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 


“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” 

— Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people,
and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” 
— 
The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957


“But what is it good for?” 

— Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
commenting on the microchip.


“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
— Bill Gates, 1981 

This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as
a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us”   
— Western Union internal memo, 1876. 


“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
— David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, 
but in order
to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible”
— A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing
reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.) 


“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s
falling on his face and not Gary Cooper” 
— 
Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in
“Gone With The Wind.”


“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out”
— Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962. 

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible” 

— Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895. 


“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment.
The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this”  
– – Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads 


“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the
ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy” 
— Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.
“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” 
– – Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929. 


“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value” 

— Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .


“Everything that can be invented has been invented”
Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.   

“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows
over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.” 
— Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University 


“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make
copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.” 
— the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.
“The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut
from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon,” 
— Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

And last but not least… 


“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” 

— Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

Thoughts: St. Patrick’s Day

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
SAINT PAT’S DAY

 

FROM MARTIN HINTZ – “IRISH WIT AND WISDOM”

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PROVERBS
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been and the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far.
Firelight will not let you read fine stories, but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
TOASTS
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
These things I warmly wish for you – someone to love, some work to do, a bit o’sun, a bit o’cheer, and a guardian angel always near.
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QUOTES
To be happy’s to be wise. – George Ogle
Patriotism!  There is magic in the word.  It is bliss to repeat it. – Archbishop John Ireland
I have always been a strong, opinionated, thought woman.- Maureen O’Hara
How can there be too much Irishness.- Tom Bruno, Theater Professor
The gloomy way is brightened when we walk with those we love.- J. O’Donovan Rossa
Any place with stout on tap can’t be all that bad.- Malcolm McDowell Woods, Journalist
Despite what you have heard, Guinness is not a meal.- Mike Danahy, Journalist
My Mother Dear.  There was a place in childhood that I remember well, and there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy-tales did tell, and gentle words and fond embrace were giv’n with joy to me, when I was in that happy place – upon my mother’s knee.- Samuel Lover
There’s many a dry eye at a moneylender’s funeral. – A Cork Resident
Let’s have mirth while time we have … George Ogle

 

A Guinness Legacy. 
The Guinness family, the noted Irish brewers, regularly contributed to the renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral over the years.  It is therefore interesting to note that a monument to Sir Benjamin Guinness’s daughter stands under a stained glass window bearing the words, “I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.”

Thoughts: ObamaCare

 

Thoughts

by
JUST GENE
about
OBAMACARE

 

The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new healthcare package:

 

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it,
The Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
The Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!”
The Pediatricians said, ‘Oh, grow up!’
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness.
The Radiologists could see right through it.
The Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow,
The Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward,
The Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas,
The Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
The Proctologists won out in the END.
Just leave the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.

(–unknown author)

 

Luvya — Just Gene

Thoughts : MLK Day, content of their character

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
on
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
and
THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER

 
From Michelle Malkin’s column: “Tamera Mowry Is Not Alone

This made my heart ache and my blood pressure spike: Actress Tamera Mowry, who is black, wept in an interview with Oprah Winfrey over the vile bigotry she has encountered because of her marriage to Fox News reporter Adam Housley, who is white. Misogynist haters called Mowry a sellout and a “white man’s whore.” International news outlets labeled the Internet epithets she endured “horrific” and “shocking.”
Horrific? Yes. Shocking? Not at all. What Mowry experienced is just a small taste of what the intolerance mob dishes out against people “of color” who love, think and live the “wrong” way. I’ve grown so used to it that I often forget how hurtful it can be. Mowry’s candor was moving and admirable. It’s also a valuable teachable moment about how dehumanizing it can be to work in the public eye. Have we really sunk to this?
Young actresses in the 21st century forced to defend their love lives because their marital choices are politically incorrect? We’re leaning backward in the regressive Age of Hope and Change.
Let’s face it: Mowry’s sin, in the view of her feckless detractors, is not merely that she married outside her race. It’s also that she is so open about her love for a white man who — gasp! — works for reviled Fox News. Neither of them is political, but the mere association with Bad Things (Fox, conservatives, capitalism, the tea party, Christian activism, traditional values) is an invitation for unabashed hate.
The dirty open secret is that a certain category of public figures has been routinely mocked, savaged and reviled for being partners in interracial marriages or part of loving interracial families (for a refresher, see the video clip of MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and friends cackling at the holiday photo of Mitt Romney holding his black adopted grandson in his lap).
And the dirty double standard is that selectively compassionate journalists and pundits have routinely looked the other way — or participate directly in heaping on the hate.
Have you forgotten? Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was excoriated by black liberals for being married to wife Virginia, who happens to be white. The critics weren’t anonymous trolls on the Internet. They worked for major media outlets and institutions of higher learning. USA Today columnist Barbara Reynolds slammed Thomas and his wife for their colorblind union: “It may sound bigoted; well, this is a bigoted world and why can’t black people be allowed a little Archie Bunker mentality? … Here’s a man who’s going to decide crucial issues for the country and he has already said no to blacks; he has already said if he can’t paint himself white he’ll think white and marry a white woman.”
Howard University’s Afro-American Studies Chair Russell Adams accused Thomas of racism against all blacks for falling in love with someone outside his race. “His marrying a white woman is a sign of his rejection of the black community,” Adams told The Washington Post. “Great justices have had community roots that served as a basis for understanding the Constitution. Clarence’s lack of a sense of community makes his nomination troubling.”
California state Senate Democrat Diane Watson taunted former University of California regent Ward Connerly after a public hearing, spitting: “He’s married a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn’t want to be black.”
Mowry is not alone. The Thomases and the Connerlys are not alone. Poisonous attempts to shame are an old, endless schoolyard game played by bullies who never grow up and can’t stand other people’s happiness or success.
Time doesn’t lessen the vitriol or hostility. Take it from someone who knows. “Oriental Auntie-Tom,” “yellow woman doing the white man’s job,” “white man’s puppet,” “Manila whore” and “Subic Bay bar girl” are just a few of the printable slurs I’ve amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldn’t believe how many Neanderthals still think they can break you by sneering “me love you long time” or “holla for a dolla.” My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, maiden name and integrity have all been ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman happily married to a white man and the mother of two interracial children who see Mom and Dad — not Brown Mom and White Dad.
Mowry’s got the right attitude. She wiped away her tears and told Oprah that haters wouldn’t drag her down. Brava. Live, laugh, think and love without regrets. It’s the best revenge and the most effective antidote to crab-in-the-bucket syndrome.

 

**Tamera Mowry is not alone by Michelle Malkin – Creators Syndicate – Copyright 2013

Thoughts: Christmas

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
on
CHRISTMAS

 

CHRISTMAS EVENING
Just Gene
I still believe in Christmas Eve
That Santa Claus tonight will pause
And bring good cheer like every year
A gift he’ll leave on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
We know it’s when good will to men
Is sung aloud in every crowd
So this conceive on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
Sing Auld Lang Syne for those of mine
And those of yours gone through the doors
Their lives perceive on Christmas Eve.
I still believe in Christmas Eve
When peace and love come from above
The truths are told, our arms enfold
May two hearts weave on Christmas Eve.

 

CHRISTMAS DREAM
  Andrew Lloyd Webber
Watch me now, here I go, all I need’s a little snow
Starts me off, sets the theme, helps me dream my Christmas dream
Every year I dream it, hoping things will change
An end to the crying, the shouting, the dying
And I hope you will dream it too
It’s Christmas, remember? We’ve got to remember
So, light the light, I’m home tonight
I need you to warm me, to calm me, to love me
To help me to dream my Christmas dream
Crazy things, said and done every single day but one
Every night should, I believe be the same as Christmas eve
Nights should all be silent, days should all slow down
An end to the hurry, the noise and the worry
And I hope you believe that too
It’s Christmas, remember? Does no one remember?
The whole world needs a Christmas dream
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
To help us to dream our Christmas dream
The whole world needs a Christmas dream
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us
To help us to dream our Christmas dream

 

Merry Christmas to all,
Luvya  Just Gene

Thoughts: Being Pissed

 

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JUST GENE
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BEING PISSED
THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFAULTED

 

As a vet, no, as a human being, I can no longer stomach the despicable treatment of our military and their families. With a shutdown, we can still find funds to have park police harass our vets!!! Where the hell are we living!!! Are we back to U.S. Marshalls rounding up runaway slaves, just like the “good” German soldiers who pushed the Jews into the boxcars. All of them claiming,”We are just doing our job”. They all sold their souls, especially the park police for a pay check. There wouldn’t be parks for them to even have a job if it wasn’t for the brave military.

 

DERELICTION OF DUTY
Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform ones legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation.  In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner.  Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law.  Under the regulations of military law, avoidance of a duty or failure to follow an order from a superior, noncompliance with procedural rules, misbehavior, malingering, self-injury with intent to avoid service, or straggling can result in a charge of dereliction of duty. Ineptitude is a defense against the charge. A  person convicted of dereliction of duty can be given a dishonorable or bad behavior discharge from his or her branch of service, and may forfeit pay or be sentenced to six months confinement.  U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), addresses dereliction of duty within the regulations governing the failure to obey an order or regulation.
J’accuse
President of the United States of America
    Barack Hussein Obama
Secretary of Defense
    Charles Timothy Hagel
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Admiral James A/ Winnefeld, Jr., U. S. Navy
Chief of Staff Army
    General Raymont J. Odierno
Commandant of Marine Corps
    General James F. Amos
Chief of Naval Operations
    Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Chief of Staff U. S. Air Force
    General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of National Guard Bureau
    General Frank J. Grass
OF
DERELICTION OF DUTY
There are others who do not fall under the UMCJ, but have abrogated their right to be part of the human race – including:
Secretary of the Interior
    Sally Jewell
U. S. National Park Service Director
    Jonathan B. Jarvis
Some of those refused admission have already passed away – in their memory please pass this along!!!   

Thoughts: the shutdown

 

THOUGHTS
by
Just Gene
about
THE SHUTDOWN

 

OR – HAS ANYONE SEEN ELMER????????????????

A guy stopped at a local gas station and, after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind him and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was 25 feet behind, filling in the hole. The men worked right past the guy with the soft drink and went on down the road.  “I can’t stand this,” said the man tossing the can into a trash container and headed down the road toward the men. “Hold it, hold it,” he said to the men. “Can you tell me what’s going on here with all this digging and refilling?” “Well, we work for the government and we’re just doing our job,” one of the men said. “But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You’re not accomplishing anything. Aren’t you wasting the taxpayers’ money?” “You don’t understand, mister,” one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. “Normally, there’s three of us: me, Elmer and Leroy. I dig the hole, Elmer sticks in the tree, and Leroy here puts the dirt back. Elmer’s job’s been cut … so now, it’s just me an’ Leroy.”

luvya

Thoughts: crisis control

 

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CRISIS CONTROL

I had the lucky opportunity the other day to slip a tape recorder into an administration emergency meeting called to address an unexpected immediate crisis. Here is the meeting, verbatim.

There’s a hole in the bucket, Mister President, Mister President. There’s a hole in the bucket, Mister President, there’s a hole.
Then fix it, Secretary Holder, Secretary Holder. Then fix it, Secretary Holder, then fix it.
With what should I fix it? Ms. Jarrett, Ms. Jarrett. With what should I fix it, Ms. Jarrett, with what?
With a straw, Secretary Kerry, Secretary Kerry. With a straw, Secretary Kerry, with a straw.
But the straw is too long, Secretary Lew, Secretary Lew. The straw is too long, Secretary Lew, too long.
Then cut it Secretary Hagel, Secretary Hagel. Then cut it, Secretary Hagel, cut it!
With what shall I cut it, Secretary Vilsack, Secretary Vilsack. With what shall I cut it, Secretary Vilsack, with what?
With an ax, Secretary Pritzker, Secretary Pritzker. With an ax, Secretary Pritzker, an ax.
But the ax is too dull, Secretary Foxx, Secretary Foxx. The ax is too dull, Secretary Foxx, too dull.
Then, sharpen it, Secretary Duncan, Secretary Duncan, Then sharpen it Secretary Duncan, sharpen it!
With what should I sharpen it, Secretary Jewell, Secretary Jewell. With what should I sharpen it, Secretary Jewell, with what?
With a stone, Secretary Cohen, Secretary Cohen. With a stone,Secretary Cohen, a stone.
But the stone is too dry, Secretary Riley, Secretary Riley. The stone is too dry, Secretary Riley, too dry.
Then wet it, Secretary Sebelius, Secretary Sebelius. Then wet it Secretary Sebelius, wet it.
With what should I wet it, Secretary Perez, Secretary Perez. With what should I wet it, Secretary Perez, with what?
With water, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Jackson. With water, Ms. Jackson, with water.
But how shall I get it, Secretary Glickman, Secretary Glickman. But how shall I get it, Secretary Glickman, with what?
In the bucket, Secretary Mineta, Secretary Mineta. In the bucket, Secretary Mineta, the bucket.
But there’s a hole in the bucket, Secretary Moniz, Secretary Moniz. There’s a hole in the bucket, Secretary Moniz, a hole.

Ms. Rice interrupted – “Why don’t we just make a video”.

I was able to get the tape out while they were still discussing the problem by constantly repeating the above – ad infinitum – or maybe AD NAUSEUM!

luvya

Thoughts: confusion

 

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Just Gene
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CONFUSION

 

I’m getting old and constantly find myself in a state of confusion. Watching the news about Egypt, I find the people democratically elected Mohamed Morsi as their President. Then it seems, as soon as he was sworn into office, he threw out the constitution. This totally pissed off the people of Egypt and the military kicked him out of office.
This is where the confusion comes in – sometimes I don’t know what town I’m in or even what day it is – but I look at the UNITED STATES of  AMERICA and I think I remember the people of the UNITED STATES democratically elected Barack Hussein Obama as their President. Then it seems as soon as he was sworn into office, he threw out the constitution. This totally pissed off the people of the UNITED STATES but the military did nothing. What is going on ? Oh – I know – we cut our military budget so we would have money to send to the Egyptian military.
Do you think we can send a petition to the Egyptian government to send some money to our military ? Never forget, the tree of liberty must often be nourished with the blood of patriots and tyrants – hopefully, mostly theirs. Keep in mind – the timid have never known the thrill of victory nor the agony of defeat. We must learn one or the other to protect our country – the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
luvya

Thoughts Flag Day

[Sorry, late in posting this]
THOUGHTS
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Just Gene
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FLAG DAY
ORIGIN
June 14 is celebrated as Flag Day because it’s the anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as America’s flag on June 14, 1777.  This was believed to have been the first Flag Day according to the National Flag Day Foundation, based in Wisconsin.  It all started when BJ Cigrand – a Wisconsin public school teacher – organized a day for his students to celebrate June 14 as the flag’s birthday.  The idea spread through the public schools and was soon adopted by the state board of education in New York.  Two years later the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held its Flag Day Celebration and the following year the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution held theirs. In 1916 Flag Day became a more nationally recognized event.  President Woodrow Wilson established the day with a proclamation on May 30, 1916, according to history.com. According to Whitehouse.gov the day became official when President Harry Truman signed an act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949 declaring June 14 of each year as Flag Day.  It requested that the president issue a proclamation each year in observance of the day and called for the display of the flag on all federal buildings.
CODE
Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette.  The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code.  Here are the general guidelines from the Flag Code.
The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
The flag should be flown in fair weather unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.  It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
The flag should not be used for any decoration in general.  Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposed.  The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.  It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use.  Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen and members of patriotic organizations.
The flag should never have any mark, insignia , letter, word, number, figure or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything.
When the flag is lowered no part of it should touch the ground or any other object.  It should be received by waiting hands and arms to store the flag.  It should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary
When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
luvya

Thoughts – Mothers’ Day

THOUGHTS
by
Just Gene
ON
MOTHER’S DAY
 
After an hour of heated discussion by adults about who had the best laptop, a child said: “MOM”                                                                  
 
My Mother Dear
There was a place in childhood that I remember well,
And there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy-tales did tell,
And gentle words and fond embrace were giv’n with joy to me,
When I was in that happy place – upon my mother’s knee
                                                                                                                                                                            Samuel Lover
 
The foundation of a house is built on the ground. The foundation of a home is built by MOM!
 
Some MOMs have diamond rings
And lots of other fancy things
But my MOM is best by far
Because she has a cookie jar
 
Don’t forget to thank MOM on your birthday and Labor Day!!!!
 
M-O-T-H-E-R
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.
                                                                                                                                                           Howard Johnson
 
MOM heard Dad yelling at the kids playing in the front yard. ”You’re tearing up the lawn I just planted” he screamed. MOM said to Dad “I thought we were trying to raise children, not grass.
 
Mother…….
When you’re a child she walks before you, to set an example.
When you’re a teenager she walks behind you, to be there should you need her.
When you’re an adult she walks beside you, so that as two friends you can enjoy life together.
 
Think happy thoughts – Every day should be Mother’s Day
 
luvya

Thoughts: Silent Screams

It is the dominance of moral relativism in liberal institutions like the New York Times that make even the most apologetic expose of the Muslim Brotherhood a major event. – Caroline Glick

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SILENT SCREAMS
 
Article from The Jerusalem Post
Column One
by Caroline S. Glick
 
    Two events happened on Wednesday which should send a shiver down the spine of everyone concerned about the future of the American Jewish community.  But to understand their importance it is important to consider the context in which they occurred.
 
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo
   Photo credit – Rueters
 On January 13, the New York Times reported on a series of virulently anti-Jewish comments Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made in speeches given in 2010.  Among other things, Morsi said, “We must never forget, brothers, to nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred for them, for Zionists, for Jews.”  He said that Egyptian children “must feed on hatred, hatred must continue.  The hatred must go on for God and as a form of worshiping him.”   
 
    In another speech, he called Jews “bloodsuckers” and “the descendants of apes and pigs.”
 
    Two weeks after the Times ran the story, the Obama administration sent four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of a military aid package announced in December 2012 entailing the provision of 20 F-16 s and 200 M1-A1 Abrams tanks. 
 
    The Anti-Defamation League, AIPAC, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and other prominent American Jewish groups did not oppose the weapons transfer.
 
    With the American Jewish leadership silent on the issue, Israel found its national security, championed by Sen. Rand Paul.  He attached an amendment to a budget bill that would bar the US from transferring the advanced weapons platforms to Egypt.
 
    Paul explained, “Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot…who said recently that Jews were bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and pigs.  This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality we [sh]ould be sending our most sophisticated weapons to.”
 
    Paul’s amendment was overwhelmingly defeated, due in large part to the silence of the American Jewish leadership.
 
    The Times noted that Morsi’s castigation of Jews as “apes and pigs” was “a slur for Jews that is familiar across the Muslim world”.
 
    Significantly the Times failed to note that the reason it is familiar is because it comes from both the Koran and the hadith.  The scripturally based denigration of Jews as apes and pigs is legion among leading clerics of both Sunni and Shi’ite Islam.
 
    It was not a coincidence that the Times failed to mention why Morsi’s castigation of Jews as apes and pigs was so familiar to Muslim audiences.  The Islamic sources of Muslim Brotherhood Jew hatred, and indeed, hatred of Jews by Islamic leaders from both the Sunni and Shi’ite worlds is largely overlooked by the liberal ideological camp.   And the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish leadership is associated with the liberal ideological camp.
 
    If the Times acknowledged that the Jew hatred espoused by Morsi and his colleagues in the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as by their Shi’ite colleagues in the Iranian regime and Hezbollah is based on the Koran, they would have to acknowledge that Islamic Jew hatred and other bigotry is not necessarily antithetical to mainstream Islamic teaching.  And that is something that the Times, like its fellow liberal institutions, is not capable of acknowledging. 
 
    They are incapable of acknowledging this possibility because considering it would implicitly require a critical study of jihadist doctrine.  And a critical study of jihadist doctrine would show that the doctrine of jihad, or Islamic holy war subscribed to by the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates, as well as by the Iranian regime and Hezbollah and their affiliates, is widely supported, violent, bigoted, evil and dangerous to the free world. (Just Gene’s italics)
 
    And that isn’t even the biggest problem with studying the doctrine of jihad.  The biggest problem is that a critical study of the doctrine of jihad would force liberal institutions like the New York Times and the institutional leadership of the American Jewish community alike to abandon the reigning dogma of the liberal ideological camp – moral relativism.
 
    Moral relativism is based on a refusal to call evil evil and a concomitant willingness to denigrate truth if truth requires you to notice evil.  Since pointing out the reality of the danger the jihadist doctrines propagated by the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood involves the implicit demand that people make distinctions between good and evil and side with good against evil, moral relativists – that is most liberals – cannot contend with jihad.
 
    This is why the American Jewish leadership refused to join Rand Paul and his conservative Republican colleagues in the Senate and demand an immediate cessation of US military aid to the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian military even after the evidence of the Brotherhood’s genocidal Jew hatred was splashed across the front page of the Times.
 
    It is the dominance of moral relativism in liberal institutions like the New York Times that make even the most apologetic expose of the Muslim Brotherhood a major event.  And it is the dominance of liberal orthodoxies in the mainstream Jewish community that makes it all but impossible for Jewish leaders to speak up against the Muslim Brotherhood, despite the manifest danger its genocidal hatred of Jews poses not only for Israel, but for Jews everywhere.
 
    It is bad enough that liberal Jewish leaders won’t speak out against the Koranic-inspired evil that characterizes the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.  What is worse is what their own morally relative blindness causes them to do.  On Wednesday, we saw two distressing examples of the consequences of this self-imposed embrace of ideological fantasies.
 
    First, on Wednesday, Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School’s Journal of Conflict Resolution gave its annual International Advocate of Peace Award to former president Jimmy Carter.  Carter’s long record of anti-Israel, and indeed anti-Semitic, actions and behavior made the decision to bestow him with the honor an affront not only to the cause of peace, but to the cause of Jewish legal rights.  As an advocate of Hamas and a man who castigates Israel as an illegal “apartheid” state, Carter has a long record of outspoken opposition to both Jewish human rights and to viable peace between Israel and its neighbors.  (Just Gene recommends you read Carter’s own book)
 
    For outsiders, the Orthodox Jewish university’s law school’s law journal’s decision to honor Carter was shocking, but as it works out, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution confers its prize almost exclusively on people active in pressuring Israel to make concessions to Palestinian terrorists who reject Israel’s right to exist.  Past winners include Dennis Ross, Bill Clinton, Richard Holbrooke, George Mitchell, John Wallach and Seeds of Peace and, perhaps most astoundingly, the outspoken Jew hater Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
 
    In other words, Carter wasn’t chosen for the honor despite his anti-Israel record.  He was selected because of his anti-Israel record.
 
    In a similar fashion, New York’s 92nd Street Y invited virulent Israel hater Roger Waters to perform a concert on April 30.  Given Water’s outspoken opposition to Israel, his call for total economic and cultural warfare against the Jewish state and his leading role in the BDS movement, it is not possible that the 92nd Street Y was not unaware of his radical, anti-Semitic sentiments.  And so, the only reasonable explanation for his invitation to perform at the Jewish institution is that the Y wanted to invite this openly anti-Semite musician to perform.  A public outcry by pro-Israeli activists forced the Y to cancel his performance.
 
    The day that Carter was embraced by the Orthodox Jewish establishment, Jewish author and activist Pamela Geller was silenced.  Geller is the nightmare of the liberal Jewish establishment.  She is a beautiful and articulate speaker and writer who has risen to prominence in the US for her steadfast commitment to exposing the deadly pathologies of Jew hatred, misogyny and other prejudices inherent to jihadist ideology.  Geller’s website, Atlas Shrugs, is a clearing house for information on Islamic persecution of women, Christians and apostates and hatred of Jews.  She also showcases the documented ties between mainstream American Islamic groups and the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
    An indefatigable defender of Israel, Geller recently ran a highly controversial, and successful ad campaign in the New York and San Francisco public transportation systems in response to an anti-Israel campaign.  Her billboards read, “In any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.  Support Israel.  Defeat Jihad.”
 
    Geller was scheduled to speak on April 13 at the Great Neck Synagogue in Great Neck, New York.  The topic of her talk was “The Imposition of Shari’a in America.”
 
    Last month, after learning of her talk, a consortium of Islamic and leftist activists in Nassau County led by Habeed Ahmen from the Islamic Center of Long Island launched a pressure campaign to coerce the synagogue into cancelling her speech.  Members of the group telephoned the synagogue and castigated Geller as a bigot, and likened her to the Nazis in the 1930s.
 
    In short order liberal rabbis Michael White and Jerome Davidson took over the opposition to Geller and launched a media campaign attacking her as a bigot and demanding that the Great Neck Synagogue cancel her speech.  Rejecting the distinction Geller makes between jihadists and their victims – Muslim and non-Muslim alike, White and Davidson claimed that she opposes all Muslims and so her speech must be canceled.  By hosting her, they intoned, the Great Neck Synagogue would be guilty of propagating hate speech.  Liberal Christian and Jewish activists and their Muslim associates threatened to protest the speech.
 
    On Wednesday the synagogue caved in to their massive pressure.  Citing “security concerns” the synagogue board released a statement saying that while “these important issues must be discussed, the synagogue is unable to bear the burden” of the pressure campaign surrounding Geller’s planned speech  Her event was canceled.
 
    Surveys of the American Jewish community taken in recent years by the American Jewish Committee demonstrates that the vast majority of American Jews are deeply supportive of Israel, and their views tend toward the Right side of the political spectrum in issues related to Israel, the Palestinians and the wider Islamic conflict with the Jewish state.
 
    On the other hand , the AJC’s surveys show that for the vast majority of American Jews, Israel is not a voting issue.  This state of affairs was reflected by a comment that Yeshiva University student Ben Winter made to the media regarding the absence of student protest against Carter on Wednesday.  In Winter’s words, “While many students at YU feel strongly about their Zionism, few have the courage to publicly express their opinions.”

   

The danger exposed by the cancellation of Geller’s speech and the conferral of honors on the likes of Carter and Waters by mainstream Jewish institutions is daunting.  If moral relativism remains the dominant dogma of the American Jewish establishment, the already weakly defended, but still strongly rooted, support for Israel among the rank and file of the American Jewish community will dissipate.  
  

Published 4/11/2013
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Just Gene

Thank you, Caroline – but   
“Evil exists because good men do nothing”.
Wrong – those who do nothing are evil!!!
 
It is not only the Jews who do not speak out: where are the Christians, whose churches are being burned and their members slaughtered – where are the so called good Muslims, who say this is not true Islam – where are the women, who watch their sisters being tortured and raped – where are the politicians and diplomats of the world, too interested in filling their own pockets….

Where are all the world’s charities – too busy patting themselves on the back, while they spew out rhetoric, semantics and bullshit? HELL, where are the IAA (Idiots Association of Atheists) who believe they can eliminate religion by removing Nativity scenes from public property, but don’t have the cojones to say anything against Allahu Akbar?

 
When the Nazis came for the Jews, I heard them scream, but I’m not Jewish – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the Catholics, I heard them scream, but I’m not Catholic – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the Handicapped, I heard them scream, but I’m not Handicapped – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the retarded, I heard them scream, but I’m not retarded – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the professors, I heard them scream, but I’m not a professor – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the bankers, I heard them scream, but I’m not a banker – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for the politicians, I heard them scream, but I’m not a politician – I’m safe
When the Nazis came for me, I screamed, there was no one left to hear me
 
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
When they come for you and you scream, and you will scream, will it make a sound?
 
luvya

Thoughts — minimum wage

minimum wage photo: minimum wage by state minimum-wage-by-state.gif

THOUGHTS
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Just Gene
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MINIMUM WAGE
     
      There have been many well written and truthful articles concerning the dangers of a minimum wage. They pointed out some of the problems created, such as eliminating work entry jobs, prohibiting those new to the work force from learning the basics of steady employment, and also the increase in unemployment because companies cannot afford to carry such a large payroll and stay in business. But I see a much more dangerous outcome whereby those the minimum wage was promised to help are being totally destroyed because of it.                                                              
 
      Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 is an increase of over 25%. Anyone who now makes $9.00, doing a more technical job, is going to demand a 25% raise to $11.25, and those making $11.25 will demand their wages be raised, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum. The only way a business can now exist is to sell their goods and services at a higher price. This lowers the purchasing power of everybody, but the people hurt the greatest are the very one the bill promised to help. Regardless of what the government says, i.e. food and fuel are not part of the consumer price index – THEY ARE, and the less someone earns the greater the amount of their income is spent on EAT and HEAT, or putting gas in their car so they can get to work, (if they still have a job). So they can now buy less when they were told they would be better off with the higher minimum wage!!!!!!
 
      ANYONE who believes their political party is the good guys and the other political party is the bad guys has never watched a cops and robber television show. In the law enforcement industry it is known as, ” The good cop – bad cop routine”. The police are trained how to lie effectively so they can get the perp to do and say exactly what they want the perp to do and say. There is absolutely no difference between what the police do and what the politicians do. The politicians lie to get people to do exactly what they want done. Isn’t it amazing that if a citizen lies to a congressional committee they go to jail for perjury, but when an elected official lies to the government, i.e. WE THE PEOPLE, it’s considered politics as usual. Just like what happens to the perp in the cops and robbers TV show, the politicians make sure
 YOU LOSE.
 
luvya
A politician a day keeps your income away