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Looking at the NEWS April 18, 2018: Myths & Perspectives
by R.P. BenDedek
April 18, 2018

Every year in the USA cops shoot people. The same people who want to void the 2nd Amendment – and the First Amendment as well – are the same people who claim that Police are the problem and they will tell you just how many people (all of which must certainly be black folk killed by white folk) are shot to death every year. What they won’t tell you is something that is revealed in the most recent PragerU video which says that while 990 people were shot by police in 2014, a John Hopkins study revealed that a quarter of a million people died that year from medical errors. It kind of puts things into perspective doesn’t it?

The Shamrak Report April 17, 2108
by Steven Shamrak
April 18, 2018

The story of the terror tunnels is a good example. Israel supplied Gaza with hundreds of thousands of tons of building materials for the strip’s reconstruction. A large part of these materials was used by Hamas to build terror tunnels. The defense establishment was forced to spend billions of shekels on the development of abilities for the destruction of tunnels that were built with the construction materials that Israel gave Gaza. Complete madness….

Rolling Back the Tide of Overspending
By Ed Feulner
April 18, 2018


Presidents from Thomas Jefferson on down had been submitting rescissions for years with relatively little trouble. But things came to a head during Richard Nixon’s presidency. He broke with previous presidents by impounding larger amounts (nearly $15 billion in 1973, out of a total budget of $245 billion) and ignoring Congress’s intent that the funds be spent. The legislative branch responded to this challenge with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. “Title X of the act limited the power of the president to withhold funding and put into place a formal procedure for when the president tried to do so,” writes budget expert Justin Bogie.

US bombing Syria – mission accomplished
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
April 16, 2018

Trump’s predecessors assumed that their counter-terrorism mission could be accomplished through a series of limited, immediate and tactical operations, bringing the troops back home ASAP. However, contrary to their expectations, their well-intentioned actions undermined their comprehensive, long-term, sustained and strategic mission to clip the wings of Islamic terrorism and enhance homeland security. While they won certain battles, they failed to clip the wings of Islamic terrorism and did not win the overall war.

The Census and Immigration: Ask the Question
By Ed Feulner
April 13, 2018

“Galling,” pronounced The New York Times in an editorial titled “The Trump Administration Sabotages The Census.” Along with many other critics, the Times insists that the question will lead to a vast undercounting of the immigrant population. Such a prospect alarms opponents such as the editors at The Washington Post, who at least admit their concern is more about political power: “Whether by design or incompetence, the Trump administration is threatening to rig the count against Democrats.”

2018: Israel’s demography defies conventional wisdom
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
April 13, 2018

The systematic Westernization of Arab fertility – from 9.5 births per woman in 1960 to 3.11 in 2016 – reflects the accelerated integration of Israeli Arab women into modernity, and their enhanced social status within the Arab society. For instance, as it is among the Arabs in Judea and Samaria (West Bank), whose fertility rate has declined from 5 births per woman in 2000 to 3.27 births in 2017 – and unlike their social standing a generation ago – almost all Arab girls in Israel, Judea and Samaria complete high school, and increasingly enroll in colleges and universities. This process has delayed the wedding-age and the reproductive process – which used to start at the age of 15-16 – to the age of 20 years old and older. It has also expanded the use of contraceptives.

Looking at the NEWS April 11, 2018 A Different Look
by R.P. BenDedek
April 11, 2018

Peter Hartcher of the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) on April 9th 2018 published an article titled “The woman China wants you to ignore.” Reading this article it is very easy to get riled up about China, and your anger would be justified, BUT, I don’t want you to look at China’s actions, I want you to see that the same reprehensible totalitarianism exists in politically correct, progressive-liberal western society.

Take it from an atheist there is a God
by Jim Fabiano
April 10, 2018

I consider myself a logical person. I understand how when our species was able to survive in tribes and families we put a stick in the ground during the fear of night in order to be closer to the sky. I understand we had to follow a concept that we would survive because we were put on this planet for a specific reason including to represent an almighty God.

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
April 10, 2018

While world bodies call for investigations into the deaths of 17 Gazans who were killed while attempting to destroy and infiltrate the security fence on the border with Israel, a non-governmental organization (Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, AGPS) reports that the number of so-called Palestinian refugees who have died in Syria since 2012, has risen to 3,686 victims.

Insidious Palestinian Project
by Steven Shamrak
April 9, 2018

The 1947 UN Resolution 181 partition plan was to divide the remaining 18% of Palestine into six triangles with Jerusalem as an international city – a Jewish Palestinian State and the SECOND Arab Palestinian State. Jews, traumatised by the Holocaust, accepted this idiotic plan, but the Arabs rejected it, as their aim was and still is to take all Palestine! After winning the war against seven Muslim states, which most international Anti-Semites anticipated would be victorious completion of a “Final Solution”, on May 14, 1948 Jews finally declared their own State of Israel!

Is America Still the Home of Innovation?
by Ed Feulner
April 6, 2018

It’s not out of line to say that the United States has directed the course of human history more significantly and positively than any other nation in the history of the world. The key to our success is, always has been, and always will be our liberty. The liberty we enjoy unshackles the mind and nourishes creativity. The ability to think and to question the status quo should also characterize our attitude toward government. Sadly, though, many Americans have come to regard the growing reach of Big Government as a necessity of modern life.

Looking at the NEWS April 6, 2018 Just Asking Questions
by R.P. BenDedek
April 6, 2018

This world is losing its way through the insanity of leftist / progressive ideological idolatry. Unless people begin to start asking questions and researching to obtain demonstrable evidence, and until they test their theories through processes of falsification to ensure that their theories hold water, then society as a whole will become factionalized and collapse. People worry about trade wars with China and Nuclear War with Russia and North Korea, but if our democratic societies collapse under the weight of self-interested ideological factions, there will be no war with foreign countries because we will be inviting those armies to come and restore law and order in our streets.

A Challenge to the American Planning Association
By Tom DeWeese
April 4, 2018

On a visit to the website PlannersNetwork.org, one will find in its Statement of Principles this quote: “We believe planning should be a tool for allocating resources…and eliminating the great inequalities of wealth and power in our society … because the free market has proven incapable of doing this.” … 1.How do the citizens feel about planning with a goal to eventually ban cars? This will be accomplished by planning programs that will narrow or eliminate roads, making it harder to drive cars, then eliminates parking spaces, then forces cars to “share the road” with bicycles and foot traffic as regulations are put in place to make it illegal to even pass this slower traffic? Do they still support such “Planning?”

The Shamrak Report
by Steven Shamrak
April 3, 2018


In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with The Palestine Mandate, including the land east of the Jordan River, recognizing “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine.” A few months later, after the Great Britain and France made a deal with the Hashemite Kingdom and Egypt, the Eastern side of the Palestinian Mandate: The trans-Jordan (77% of the Palestinian Mandate) was given to the Saudi Arabian king’s brother; the Golan Heights (5% of the Palestinian Mandate) was ceded to the French controlled Syrian Mandate, and the Sinai was given to Egypt.

Spring introduces the newest of our backyard pests
by Jim Fabiano
April 3, 2018

This mouse like thing that inhabits some kind of underground world was black and had a compact body and short legs. It also had a short-furred tail, small beady eyes, and partially hidden ears. Hell, it was only about a half a foot long but it still scared the be-jesses out of me. After a few seconds it jumped from my shoulder and bolted back into the hole. I still didn’t move because I was now staring out at a little gift my newfound enemy had left on my shoulder. The war was about to begin.

Looking at the NEWS March 30, 2018: ‘Special Privilege’
by R.P. BenDedek
March 30, 2018

The ‘White Privilege’ cry of modern day leftist is a false cry which denies the reality that there are millions of white people who grow up socially and economically disadvantaged who never had their dreams fulfilled. And it is equally true that many overcame their adversities and made a success of their lives. Despite all the Leftist BS, the term Palestinian is not synonymous with ‘saint’; Muslim is not synonymous with ‘victim’; Black is not synonymous with ‘oppressed’; Guns are not synonymous with ‘murder’; and “White” is not synonymous with ‘Privileged.’

Movie Review: The Red Sparrow Surprise
by R.P. BenDedek
March 29, 2018

The twists and turns in the plot were many and that scene at the end of the movie which stitched all of those twists and turns into the tapestry of the story reminded me of the way that the Doctor Who series always ends up connecting all those individual but insignificant episodes to reveal the grand design… If it came down to point scoring, the Russians would have definitely won the ‘Who are the most dedicated citizens’ contest; this demonstrated by the two Russians who gave up their freedom for the future greater glory of Mother Russia.

The BS Behind the Christian’s Easter
by R.P. BenDedek
March 28, 2018

It doesn’t matter what the Bible says about the grace of God through the faith of Christ being freely given to all us wayward sinners, the reality is that Salvation is by Theology – not the Grace of God. If you have the wrong theology or religious practices you are simply disqualified from Salvation. And let’s face it, so many people have spent so much time ensuring that they have theology down pat, that they absolutely DO DESERVE their Salvation.

Making the Most of Missile Defense
By Ed Feulner
March 28, 2017

Reagan spoke with the Joint Chiefs of Staff about the feasibility of that new way: creating a system that would destroy incoming ICBMs before they could deliver their deadly payload. They agreed that it was an idea worth exploring—and SDI was born. It wasn’t without controversy, of course. Skeptics said you couldn’t “hit a bullet with a bullet.” Many successful tests later, we know otherwise. But even before we had a track record to point to, you have to ask yourself why anyone would be unwilling to try. Wouldn’t it be an improvement over the status quo?

The Shamrak Report March 27, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
March 28, 2018

“It is unthinkable that UNRWA defines refugees as something other than what international law defines them as. According to UNRWA, refugee status is passed from generation to generation, so that even fifth-generation descendants are considered refugees from Israel… the two-state solution does not work, and we need to concentrate on the real problems, which are incitement by the Palestinian Authority, and financial support of terror.” – Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely – Israel also needs be ready to repatriate Arabs from Jewish land. The plan must be implemented at the right time!

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2018 (a US angle)
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
March 28, 2018

Passover highlights the central role of women: Yocheved, Moses’ mother, hid Moses and then breastfed him at the palace of Pharaoh, posing as a nursemaid; Miriam, Moses’ older sister, was her brother’s keeper; Batyah, the daughter of Pharaoh saved and adopted Moses (Numbers 2:1-10); Shifrah and Pou’ah, two Jewish midwives, risked their lives, sparing the lives of Jewish male babies, in violation of Pharaoh’s command (Numbers 1:15-19); Tziporah, Moses’ wife, saved the life of Moses and set him back on the Jewish course (Numbers, 4:24-27). They followed in the footsteps of Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel, the Matriarchs who engineered, in many respects, the roadmap of the Patriarchs.

High Anxiety: 5 Things that Set Us Off and What to Do
by Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD
March 25, 2018

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It’s future thinking in a negative way. While it’s normal to have concerns from time to time, chronic anxiety leads to loss of appetite, insomnia, compromised immunity and other diseases.

Looking at the NEWS March 23, 2018 The Flipside
by R.P. BenDedek
March 23, 2018

It is precisely because mainstream media hates President Trump that we should take the time to research issues that they raise for as so often happens, what they first report consists of nothing more than click bait and thereafter the truth, which is incrementally provided, is well hidden behind trigger words meant to enslave the Dumb and Dumber masses.

Saluting School Choice for Military Families
By Ed Feulner
March 22, 2018

“In a survey conducted by the Military Times, more than a third of readers (who are military personnel) said decisions about whether to remain in the military hinged in large part on dissatisfaction with their children’s education. Moreover, 80 percent of children from military families currently attend public schools, but only 34 percent of those surveyed said they would choose public schools as their first option.”

The Youth Are Sparking A Revolution
by M.M. Justine
March 20, 2018

They are a smart generation, they know they have been ignored by the powers that rule, left without opportunities, abandoned, and undervalued, yet they possess skills, knowledge, and a big dose of self-motivation and confidence. They are the most innovative generation of all generations. They are computer literate, sociable, business oriented, courageous, and they are experts at social media.

The Shamrak Report March 20, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
March 20, 2018

Even though tensions had been mounting between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for months, a new report indicates the president abruptly fired Tillerson because he went “rogue” and tried to save the Iran nuclear deal. “I wanted to break the deal, he disagreed.” “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State… Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” (Finally, an obstacle for a new direction in the US international politics is removed!)

Demographic time bomb? Mistaken or misleading!
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
March 20, 2018

In 2018, the fertility rates in the Muslim World (except for the Sub-Sahara region) are substantially Westernized due to urbanization (e.g., from a 70% rural society, the Palestinian Authority evolved into a 75% urban society), integration of women into the labor and education systems (completing high school and increasingly enrolling in colleges and universities), the surge of wedding-age above 20, a decline of teen-pregnancy and a dramatic expansion of the use of contraceptives. For example, Iran and Saudi Arabia feature 2 births per woman, Egypt – 3.6, Jordan – 3.2 and the Palestinian Authority – 3 births per woman.

Thanks Mr. Hawking for teaching people how to look into the sky
By Jim Fabiano
March 19, 2018

Like most people who lived through a time when science fiction became science reality I’ve always been interested in the physical sciences of chemistry and physics. In fact, for the past four decades I’ve taught both these subjects. Dr. Hawking made this task easy because he described his theories of physics and time in understandable terms. He did not bury it in calculus but rather described his ideas in terms of wonderment and possible explanation of subjects that have been studied since people’s history began.

Looking at the NEWS March 16, 2018 Society’s Emotional Imbalance
by R.P. BenDedek
March 16, 2018

If you undermine the false foundation upon which they have built their lives, you have effectively tied a chain of weights around their waist and dropped them into the ocean to drown. Their fight is therefore not for ideological supremacy, but emotional survival. The real question is not how to convince them that they are wrong, but how their inner person came to be so weak, insecure and afraid. Given the extent to which people are affected in this way today, we must assume that the answer is to be found in our social culture – and perhaps, just perhaps, you might find the answer in the right hand column of this page about current (1963) Communist goals.

Nonsensical Biblical Chronology Part 2: Solomon to Jehu
by R.P. BenDedek
March 15, 2018

The big problem is to be found in the 2nd year of King Jehoram of ISRAEL (the right side of the chart). According to the experts, King Ahab was involved in the Battle of Qarqar that year. And therein lies the rub. The Battle took place in the Spring of 853 BC and the first of spring 853 BC (if we are following the normal practice) is the commencement of the first regnal year of Ahab’s son King Jehoram who was slain in 842/841 BC. To get Ahab ruling in 853 BC and his son Jehoram being killed in 842 BC requires time compression. This one little problem takes up a whole chapter of ‘The King’s Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.’

Unions, 2018: The Intimidation Game
by Ed Feulner
March 14, 2018

Ever since he started at Kohler, Herr’s been pressured repeatedly to become a member of Local 833…Worse, Herr says, Tim Tayloe, Local 833’s president, called him at work and threatened him while he was doing his job. “He said, ‘We really don’t like when people don’t join the union’,” Herr said. “He told me there were two other people in the pottery building who didn’t join the union and that nothing good happened to them. He said, ‘I don’t want anything bad happening because you’re not joining’.”

Arab-Palestinian relations defy conventional wisdom
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
March 14, 2018

Furthermore, the pro-US Arab policy-makers do not forget, nor forgive, Palestinian subversion, in collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt during the early 1950s and in collaboration with Islamic terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula in 2018; the murder of Syrian intelligence officers in 1966; the terroristic attempt to topple their host Hashemite regime in 1970; the triggering of a series of civil wars in Lebanon during the 1970s; and the back-stabbing of the most hospitable Kuwaiti regime, through their collaboration with Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion and the plunder of the Emirate.

The Shamrak Report March 13, 2018
March 14, 2018

Palestinians and rights activists have reacted with anger to the passing of a controversial “breach of loyalty” bill in the Israeli Knesset which will allow the authorities to strip Arabs living in Jerusalem of their right to live there. (Good move – next, remove them from the Jewish land and apply the same law to all Israel! We still must watch for what the anti-Zionist, leftist establishment stooges of The High Court will do.)

Looking at the NEWS Mar 9, 2018 Pot Calling the Kettle
by R.P. BenDedek
March 9, 2018

They not only do not slobber at the mouth in praise of believing Christians for example, but in their virtue signaling orgasm they set the stage for the abuse of the regular Islamic Joe Blow by those in Islam who want to see YOU DEAD. Actually one must wonder if this virtue signaling and politically correct love of Islam is not just some form of rejection of the Judeo-Christian heritage that western people have, and over which so many feel such guilt which is twice intoned should they happen to have white skin.

Israeli Innovations Trigger Global Enhancement
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
March 8, 2018

In 2014, hackers stole the personal information of roughly 47 percent of the American adult population, and in 2013, they managed to successfully breach 43 percent of American companies. A firewall is the lifeblood of cyber security, and the Check Point firewall was the first of many Israeli innovations that secure global communication. Today, Check Point’s firewall protects more than 100,000 businesses, including 94% of Fortune 100 firms, 87% of Fortune 500 firms, and nearly every government around the world.

Preventing “The Tyranny of the Majority”
By Ed Feulner
March 8, 2018

“The Electoral College is a very carefully considered structure the Framers of the Constitution set up to balance the competing interests of large and small states,” writes Hans von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Election Commission. “It prevents candidates from wining an election by focusing only on high-population urban centers (the big cities), ignoring smaller states and the more rural areas of the country – the places that progressives and media elites consider flyover country.”

A Note on the Philistines during the Period of the Judges
by R.P. BenDedek
March 7, 2018

When one examines the history of the Philistines it becomes apparent that their identification is not always accurately provided in Scripture. The term ‘philistine’ is more generic than specific. (Refer to Aharoni. Y. (1978) The Archaeology of the Land of Israel. Philadelphia. Westminster Press.1978,( p.180) for background information of the Philistine origins – the Peleshet and Sherdanu.) … It is clear that from the time of Exodus onwards, Sea Peoples were in Canaan as free settlers and mercenaries for the Egyptians. As Egyptian power waned subsequent to the reigns of Rameses II and Merneptah, the ‘Historical Philistines’ gained their freedom and dominance.

What kind of a world do we want our grandkids to live in? 
by Jim Fabiano
March 7, 2018

Everything that means anything is local. I’ve written to the major gun-sale stores in our area. Sometimes companies believe it is best to ignore these types of questions in order to have them fade away. Students from Florida remind me of the thousands of students I’ve had in my career. These students will not go away.

The Shamrak Report March 6, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
March 7 2018

From the moment of recognising the right of Jewish people to live on the land of their ancestors the international community, represented by the League of Nations and the United Nations, have made all possible efforts to deny the Jewish people this right. Lead and controlled by the Great Britain and France, those institutions rubberstamped and authorised the greatest legalised robbery in modern history. Any conceivable shady and disgusting deals were made to prevent the creation of the state of Israel on Eretz Israel (Land of Israel)!

The Chronological History of the Bible Makes No Sense
by R.P. BenDedek
March 5, 2018

The purpose of this article today, is not to argue in favor of the KingsCalendar understanding of Biblical Chronology, but to provide an overview of the picture painted by Biblical Chronology, of the history of Ancient Israel… If you follow Biblical Chronology down through history from 842/841BC through the reigns of successive kings, one hundred years later, by the time you reach 740 BC which as indicated by the charts above is the first year of King Ahaz’ reign, you find yourself in the 42nd year of King Uzziah’s 52 year reign, and have deleted the reigns of King Jotham in Judah and Kings Pekah and Pekahiah in Israel, as well as having removed half of King Menehem’s reign.

In the past, today’s winters wouldn’t even be defined as winters.
By Jim Fabiano
March 5, 2018

I then started to force my entire body to roll. I figured with all the weight I had I did not have a chance of righting myself so I decided to do the next best thing. At first I couldn’t move but then I heard the snow give way and my body actually started to roll down the drift. My rolling body made the sound a snowman makes when he is being constructed. I then wondered if at the end of my journey some young child might find me engulfed in a ball of snow and decide to put a carrot in the middle for my nose and some rocks for my eyes.

Looking at the NEWS March 2nd 2018 – Strange People!
by R.P. BenDedek
March 2, 2018

I know that the USA is a Republic. Ok? But like so many western countries it holds to democratic principles, the first of which is the right to free speech. It is surprising therefore that in the USA where one assumes that free speech is a right, that free speech is actively suppressed by progressive liberals and politically correct types. You don’t believe me? Read on.

Toasting the “Intellectual Godfather” of the Conservative Movement
By Ed Feulner
Feb 27, 2018

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of National Review to the conservative movement. Great thinkers on the right, such as F.A. Hayek, Russell Kirk and James Burnham, were producing important books, but before Buckley’s magazine hit newsstands in 1955, no periodical was unapologetically applying conservative principles to current affairs, especially in such an urbane and witty way.

The Shamrak Report Feb 27, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
Feb 27, 2018

The “peace process” between Israel and the Arabs, touted as part of a “two state” plan, failed not because of disagreements over settlements and boundaries, but because of a basic false assumption: that Palestinianism could be fulfilled in a Palestinian state alongside Israel. It failed not because Israel did not give enough, but because nothing would have been enough…

US Embassy in Jerusalem enhances US Interest
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Feb 27, 2018

The relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem reflects the realization that retreat in the face of threats and pressure intensifies anti-US policies, aggression and terrorism, while defiance of pressure is a prerequisite for the rehabilitation of deterrence, a precondition to peace and security.

The Lie Vs The TRUTH
by Trevor Payne
February 21, 2018

Pg 148 A believer must learn the more advanced and perhaps more formidable and deeper lesson of abhorring his life, not only must we hate the sinful nature which comes from Adam but also the natural vitality upon which we now rely for our living. We must be willing to deny the good which is produced by the flesh as well as the evil of the flesh. Do not merely forsake all sins; in addition, deliver up this life of sin to death. . . . We need to be released from everything natural as well as everything sinful.

The Reign of King Saul – Kingscalendar Chronology
by R.P. BenDedek
February 21, 2018

If Saul was something and one years old when he became king, and reigned something and two years, he will have been either 21 or 31 yrs old when he commenced his reign (in order to qualify as young and handsome), and reigned at least 32 or 42 yrs, to have left a 40 year old son.

The Trouble with Tariffs
by Ed Feulner
Feb 21, 2018

Last month in Montreal, Trump’s trade adviser, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, renewed the president’s threat that the United States could withdraw from NAFTA because in its current form, it is “really not a good agreement for the United States.” But that’s the key point — in its current form. When NAFTA was first proposed, I supported it enthusiastically. As a strong proponent of freedom, I know the power of open trade. And NAFTA delivered. But that was 25 years ago.

Sustainable Development Code for Reorganizing Human Society
by Tom DeWeese
Feb 21, 2018

Does this sound like something your local planners may have said? “The chaotic growth of cities will be replaced by a dynamic system of urban settlement…The region is formed by the economic interdependence of its development, from the industrial complex to the industrial region. The region has a single system of transportation, a centralized administration, and a united system of education and research.” This was written in 1968 by Alexei Gutnov. He was a Soviet Russian architect writing in a book titled The Ideal Communist City.

Believe nothing what you hear
By Jim Fabiano
Feb 21, 2018

Social media has taken over the task of reporting what is going on in the world from ‘normal’ media outlets. This is a fact. I implore my students and my fellow citizens to question all and everything they read or even see on this media outlet. We all have the power to do this. If a non-person authors an article or video don’t believe it or at least question its authenticity. If the piece you are reading is bi-lined by a group, don’t believe it. If the piece you are reading is bi-lined by a person check this person out.

The Shamrak Report Feb 20, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
Feb 21, 2018

A Palestinian refugee camp has been under siege for more than 1,660 days. Hundreds of the camp residents have been killed, while tens of thousands have been forced to flee from their homes. Those who have remained in the camp — mostly the elderly, women and children — live in unspeakable sanitary conditions and drink polluted water… The name of the camp is Yarmouk, and it is located about five miles from the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Vote of confidence in Israel’s brainpower
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Feb 21, 2018

Israel has attracted over 300 global high tech companies due to its brain-power, which has been enhanced by a “do-or-die” state of mind – militarily, economically, educationally, agriculturally, irrigation-wise and balance of trade-wise, yielding game-changing, ground-breaking solutions and technologies.

Israeli bombing Syria enhanced US national security
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Feb 18, 2018

Moreover, the lessons of the Israeli military operation upgraded the capabilities of the US Air Force and the US’ posture of deterrence, exposed the vulnerabilities of advanced Soviet military systems – which were deemed impregnable until then – undermined the regional and global Soviet strategic stature, tilted the global balance of power in favor of the US and prevented the loss of many American lives.

Zoning Out on Free Speech
By Ed Feulner
Feb 18, 2018

Students raised in politically correct bubbles have arrived on campus blissfully unaware that anyone disagrees with their worldview. So when, say, a speaker shows up to criticize affirmative action, or pro-life students begin handing out flyers on abortion, they can’t handle it. I don’t mean they offer a counterview. That would be fine, of course. Everyone’s free-speech rights would be honored in that case. No, they form mobs. They yell, shriek and shout down those with whom they disagree. They attack them, both verbally and physically. “Triggered” by the horror of a different point of view, they have a meltdown.

He wants it and he wants it now
By Jim Fabiano
February 13, 2018

Mr. Trump wants a parade. Not to celebrate great victories but rather to simply have a parade celebrating Mr. Trump. He has reportedly informed the Pentagon and his (?) generals to organize a parade for the 4th of July. Even though our volunteer military men and women didn’t train for a spectacle and shouldn’t have to be forced to do so. Even though an unnecessary expense to our economy while suffering through the worse deficits and debts of our nation’s history is unconscionable. The only reason is he wants it and he wants it now.

The Shamrak Report February 13, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
February 13, 2018

In 2015, Ukraine’s president signed a law whose critics say stifles debate on the historical record of World War II and whitewashes local perpetrators of the Holocaust. The Baltic nations of Lithuania and Latvia were pioneers in nationalist legislation that limits discourse about the Holocaust in their territories.

A Rising Tide of Economic Freedom
By Ed Feulner
February 9, 2018

So where does the U.S. fall on this year’s Index? Our global ranking is No. 18. True, that’s one slot lower than last year, but notice our score: 75.7 (on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the freest). That’s 0.6 points better than last year’s. That may not sound like much, but it’s our first improved score in the last four years.

US Palestinian policy – water or gasoline?
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Feb 8, 2018

Contrary to previous US presidents and Secretaries of State, since 1993, Trump does not ignore the significance of the K-12 Palestinian hate-curriculum – which has been shaped since 1993/94 by Mahmoud Abbas – as the most authentic reflection (much more than Palestinian statements for Western consumption) of the Palestinian Authority’s long-term strategy and worldview, and a most effective production-line of terrorists.

The Shamrak Report February 6, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
Feb 8, 2018

UNRWA does not try or want to try to resettle the refugees, nor help the refugees move forward with their lives in a new host country, where some are already 3rd and 4th generation UN welfare recipients. UNRWA maintains the refugee definition, even for those living in refugee camps within the Palestinian Authority. UNRWA has 4X more staff members than UNHCR, while UNRWA deals with 6X fewer refugees.

Foolish Western Souls: Empty, Negative and Guilt-ridden
by R.P. BenDedek
Feb 6, 2017

Up until the time that Trump became President of the USA I had merely considered the progressive liberals to be somewhat mentally deficient! They were like little children who run in one direction whilst their head is turned in another. WHAM! If you have ever had kids then you know what I am talking about! Once Trump won the election however, I began to see the far left in a new light. I no longer saw them as immature adults but as what they are – empty, negative, contentious, violent, anger filled, soulless individuals who embrace victimhood, take no responsibility for their own actions, and who engage in virtue signaling in order to make themselves feel good.

We invited him in
By Jim Fabiano
Feb 4, 2018

“Oh shut up, silly nation,” said our new President with a grin.
“You knew damn well I was a snake before you supported me”
“I promised you better times.”
“I promised you would be great again.”
“You will be more prosperous and taken care of,” laughed Mr. Trump.

Trump’s State of the Union bolsters allies’ confidence
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
Feb 3, 2018

President Trump’s critical and urgent challenge is to reconnect the US national and homeland security policy with the 1,400-year-old unpredictable, violent, treacherous and threatening Middle East reality, and disconnect from former President Obama’s worldview, which window-dressed the volcanic, anti-Western Middle East reality to accord the principles of peaceful-coexistence and the struggle for human rights and economic prosperity.

A Political History for the Young — and the Young at Heart
By Ed Feulner
Feb 2, 2018

Arnie is one of those few political strategists who was into politics not for money or power, but ideals. He encountered great minds such as Milton Friedman and Bill Buckley, with whom long ago I helped start The Philadelphia Society, an obscure group of professors and activist-intellectuals. Arnie, who became one of our youngest members and later served with me as a trustee, now outs the “PhillySoc” as the apex of Hillary’s “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.”

The Articles Google Won’t Let You Read
by R.P. BenDedek
February 1, 2018

I pulled all of its ads from my website back in 2013 after a company contacted me and pleaded with me to sever the live link in one of my articles to their site because Google had threatened their livelihood if I did not! Google threatened their customer to get them to make me remove my link to their site! That is just plain wrong in anyone’s book. Above everything else, Google is a hypocrite! I know this because I lived in China for 15 years and followed carefully the lead up to Google’s withdrawal from the mainland because it did not like the Communist Government’s dictatorial behavior. BUT GOOGLE IS DICTATORIAL – IT IS A HYPOCRITE!

The Shamrak Report Jan 30, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
February 1, 2018

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, saying that the PA appeared to be unprepared to pursue peace, adding that the US was not interested in ‘chasing after’ PA leaders in a bid to reboot talks between the PA and Israel.

Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2018
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
January 29, 2018

Make America Bored Again
By Jim Fabiano
January 26, 2018

The Shamrak Report January 23, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
January 24, 2018

Taming the Tuition Tiger
By Virginia Foxx & Ed Feulner
January 24, 2018

Israel’s sustained economic growth
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
January 22, 2018

Former Fiancée of Amb. Chris Stevens Killed in ‘Battle of Benghazi’, Launches TV Talkfest “TIME TO GET REAL WITH LYDIE DENIER”
by Jim Kouri
Jan 21, 2018

The Cosmetology Cops: A Case of Government Overreach
By Ed Feulner
January 19, 2018

The Shamrak Report January 16, 2018
by Steven Shamrak
January 16, 2018

It’s Time to Bring the Southern Poverty Law Center to Justice
by Tom DeWeese
January 16, 2018

The toughest part of winter is the capacity to survive it
by Jim Fabiano
January 10, 2018

Global Warming and Bomb Cyclones: Some Cold Facts
By Ed Feulner
January 9, 2018

The Shamrak Report January 8th 2018
by Steven Shamrak
January 9, 2018

No foreign aid to Palestinians – a US interest!
by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
January 8, 2018

A man and his snow blower versus the rest of the world
by Jim Fabiano
January 7, 2018

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Author: R.P. BenDedek

R.P. BenDedek was born in 1953 and grew up in Brisbane Australia. 2003 to 2017 he has been teaching in The People's Republic of China. Along with photographic stories from China he has been writing social and political commentaries since 2004. He was the temporary editor of Magic City Morning Star from 2009 - 2016 and currently has a column at iPatriot.com. He is the author of a chronological history of ancient Israel titled 'the King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' and author of 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.' He is divorced; has 5 children and 16 grandchildren. He is a 4th generation Australian from a racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse family. He has no time for Sociopathic Ideologues or Useful Idiots.