There was a time when property ownership was considered to be much more. Property, and the ability to own and control it, was life itself. The great economist, John Locke, whose writings and ideas had major influence on the nation’s founders, believed that “life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure.”
Gottfried Waldhäusl, a member of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), has proposed to limit the sale of kosher meat in the country only to Jews whose names appear on a special list. (Some would say, quite justifiably, Nazism never left Austria!)
I thanked him for his examples of energy but then repeated my question of what he thought energy was. No one said anything. They just continued sipping their drinks and waited for our neighbor to answer the question. When he continued to give examples of what energy is I asked all what they thought energy was? Not a sound. The thought of how many American families were destroyed and how many of our heroes lost, made me a bit sick.
“The Congo is the setting for atrocities that shock the most hardened international aid workers,” the ambassador noted. “They were discovering mass graves in the Congo even as the General Assembly approved its bid to the Human Rights Council.” When the Council invited Venezuela’s dictator, Nicholas Maduro, to speak to a special assembly, he got a standing ovation. And not a word was uttered when Iran’s government reacted to peaceful protests with beatings, arrests and killings.
Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish themes, which have dominated the Palestinian curriculum and controlled-media, reflect the inherently primary geo-strategic goals of the Palestinian Authority. As documented by the Palestinian curriculum, the Palestinian Authority has not been preoccupied with the size – but with the existence – of the “infidel” Jewish State in the “abode of Islam.”
US lawmakers pressure the State Department to declassify the Obama-era report on number of refugees from Israel’s War of Independence. Republican Senator Ted Cruz: Access to report will help Americans have a transparent debate on US funding of UNRWA. The agency asserts that there are 5.1 million Palestinian refugees worldwide. The State Department’s assessment was that only 20,000 of the 700,000 (actually 460,000) Arab refugees who fled Palestine during the War of Independence are still alive!
Shaking off his shock all he could think about, at least that is what he says was that this troubled young lady must be in some sort of danger. So he opened the door and let her in. To his further shock, the mysterious nude jumped and wrapped her legs around his waist and proceeded to kiss him on the neck. The only sound that came from Jim was the loudest whisper he could muster stating, “My wife, my wife, over there in the bed.”
From Auschwitz to the Jewish State, from exile to the ingathering/liberty in the Land of Israel. A key message of the 9th Day of Av, personally and nationally: sustain faith and hope and refrain from forgetfulness, despair, fatalism and pessimism (irrespective of the odds), which may seem – through conventional, short-term lenses – insurmountable.
Kavanaugh’s record shows that the dire warnings being sounded about him are vastly overstated. As Former Attorney General William Barr stated in 2006 when the nominee was being considered for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh “has a keen intellect, exceptional analytical skills, and sound judgment.” This confidence was well-placed. Ten years later, in 2016, legal expert John Malcolm included him on a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, noting: “Since joining the bench, Kavanaugh has distinguished himself as a thoughtful, apolitical jurist, who is not afraid to stake out bold positions on complex issues.”
This time, five black robes named Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Kennedy, and Breyer shocked the nation by ruling that officials who had behaved like Tony Soprano were in the right and Susette Kelo had no ground to stand on, literally or figuratively. These four men and one woman ruled that the United States Constitution is meaningless as a tool to protect individuals against the wants and desires of government.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched over 190 rockets and mortar shells at Israel in the last 48 hours. In retaliation, the Israel military struck more than 40 Hamas targets throughout the Strip, including a battalion headquarters in Beit Lahia, a training camp located in a high-rise building in the al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza, weapons storage facilities and rocket launchers. Hamas said a ceasefire had been agreed. Then, a few hours later, Hamas violated the ceasefire and launched more rockets into Israel.
The subversive and terroristic track record of the Palestinians, and their closest allies, sheds light on the inherent contradiction between the need to minimize Middle East instability and violence, on the one hand, and the attempt to establish a Palestinian state, on the other hand. US peace initiatives have forced the Palestinians, in particular, and the Arabs, in general, to outflank the (“infidel”) US from the maximalist/radical side, thus further intensifying conflict and disagreements.
“Some good work is done under the rubric of ‘fact-checking,’ but … ‘fact-check’ journalists do not limit themselves to questions of verifiable objective fact. Frequently they accuse politicians of dishonesty because the journalists favor a different interpretation of facts that are not in dispute. Sometimes their ‘rulings’ are mere opinions on matters about which they do not know the facts, or that are not factual questions at all.”
In 2016, a new candidate appeared on our political horizon. In fact, he was around for many years before but no one ever took him seriously. As everyone knows, that was a serious mistake. We now had two grandchildren to worry about. This new populist candidate was rude, amoral, and a great reality show star. It was soon obvious our repeated choice of Hillary Clinton would lose for a second time forcing us all to attempt to survive this new world order.
But a new battle cry is being heard as more and more Americans are beginning to see through the government smokescreen of intimidation and persecution. The Bundys and the Hammonds have led a renewed battle for the very issue that built this nation’s freedom and prosperity –the right to own and control private property. On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, President Donald Trump fully pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond and they too are headed home.
Most of us realize that President Trump can at times be rude and crude and inarticulate. He is frequently not careful with his words. He can be a braggart. He insists that allegories like “the wall” are totally literal. He has been called a lot of nasty names even though in his personal and private dealings he has been a friend and mentor to many of both sexes and all races. Given all this, it is completely fair in our free society that many say, “I do not like this man!” BUT....As Paul Harvey so famously said, “Now lets hear the rest of the story.”
One of the most important sites is the Mada’in Salih – which features 111 ancient tombs that are carved into rock that are so impressive they are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. UNESCO describes the site as: “The largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan…” (Saudi Arabia has always been reluctant to disclose its archaeology to outside world! Is it a ‘Trump factor’? Nabataeans were Jews!)
“The typical family of four earning $75,000 will see an income tax cut of more than $2,000, and in some cases much more, slashing their tax bill in half,” President Trump said at the six-month event. “We cut taxes for businesses of all sizes to make this the best place on earth to start a business, to invest. We have billions and billions of additional revenue coming in.”
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had requested a meeting with the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the British throne, but was told that such a meeting could not take place because it would be perceived as a political statement. It was said that Prince William has made extraordinary efforts to avoid, as much as possible, any appearance of political bias on this first trip to the region. (Therefore, meeting with a renowned terrorist, Abbas, was not a political statement, but usual anti-Israel bigotry!)
How many free-traders does it take to have a trade war? It’s a nonsensical question, but you have to wonder given the actions of our trading partners, especially those in the G-7, who ignored President Trump’s suggestion to eliminate all tariffs, and instead implemented tariffs of their own.
According to the UN 2018 World Happiness Report (based on Gallup World Poll survey), Israel ranks 11th, as it was ranked in 2017, trailing Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. The ranking is based on life expectancy, income, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.
The soccer’s world governing body rejected a demand presented by PA Football Association to impose sanctions on and suspend Israel and other countries that “violate citizens’ rights.” The bid, which clearly targeted Israel, was struck down by a majority vote of 82 percent to 18 percent. The move backfired further when Rajoub was informed that FIFA has decided to launch disciplinary proceedings against him over his verbal incitement against Israel. (Quite an unexpected change, but it is welcomed!)
I’ve been invited to address an association of land lords who have now begun to understand that their industry is being destroyed through massive regulations that dictate how their properties must be built using international building codes. Landlords are now being told that they aren’t even allowed to ask if potential renters can afford to pay for their properties. Now they understand that they are targets of Agenda 21. They sought me out to address their 1200 member state association. That has never happened before.
The track record of the Human Rights Council, on the one hand, and the national security and homeland security of the US, on the other hand, constitute an oxymoron. Hence, quitting the HRC enhances the interests of the US and the Free World.
Sure there are people who migrate through our borders and do create havoc but not all because in reality we are all immigrants. My family, being of Italian heritage were called ‘WOPS’. Many never knew what this term meant. Being curious I discovered the term is defined as, ‘without papers’. Nothing ever really changes because everything has a tendency to stay the same. The only difference is how we, as a society handles it.
They know that if they get us to suspend our military exercises for an extended period of time that it will erode the readiness of U.S. and South Korean forces to successfully work together to defend South Korea. But there’s another reason to reject any demands to suspend our “war games.” North Korea is “attempting to barter over something it does not legitimately possess,” in the words of Korea expert Bruce Klingner – namely, the ability to conduct nuclear tests.
Syria’s imperialistic aspirations and potential explosive regional impact, under an Alawite or a Sunni regime (the French Mandate designated an Alawite State in 1920), transcend the narrow context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. They are a derivative of the unique role played by Syria (a-Sham) – the home of the early Caliphs – in Islamic history. Therefore, the current Syrian powder keg has drawn an unprecedented number of Islamic terror organizations and Jihad (Holy War)-driven fighters/terrorists from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf took advantage of the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, when Jews were barred from visiting the Temple Mount, to eliminate from the compound piles of earth that were rich with archaeological treasures dating back to the Temple period. At this point, those tall piles of soil are gone from the Temple Mount, replaced by terraced stones. The crime paid. All evidence of a Jewish Temple have been permanently eliminated. (Why is Israel still allowing Islamic Waqf to operate after so many acts of hate and destruction of Jewish history?)
Ashraf Najjar was not the innocent medic and an angel of mercy as Hamas propaganda portraying her. On a video, she goes out to the front line in her medic’s uniform, to act as a human shield, and laughing in delight as she throws a smoke grenade, actively participating in the Hamas violence along the Gaza fence. (As usual, IDF/Israel has been slow to respond to propaganda lies of the enemies! When will they learn?)
The actual New York Times, which has published scathing criticisms of President Trump, was admitting in a June 1 article that the U.S. economy is strong beyond description right now. Words such as “splendid” and “excellent” certainly fit, according to reporter Neil Irwin: “Those are the kinds of terms that are appropriate when the United States economy adds 223,000 jobs in a month, despite being nine years into an expansion, and when the unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent, a new 18-year low.”
Having one’s dishwasher filled with these types of containers means most of your meals were at somebody else’s house. This also means a lot of cooking was done and few leftovers were left behind. I’ve lost many containers and discovered multiple others I have no idea as to where they came from. I sometimes get a suspicious look from a neighbor wondering if I was the one who decided to keep one of their very special containers. I’m still looking for one of my favorite storage bowls I stole from my mother.
Since the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Agreement), the Ayatollahs have radicalized and intensified their military involvement in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, as well as their subversive and terrorist operations, aiming to topple all pro-US Arab regimes in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula (primarily Saudi Arabia and Bahrain), Jordan and Egypt, as well as multitude of pro-Western regimes in Asia and Africa, and entrenching their anti-US presence in Latin America.
Much of the recent commentary that has stressed the president’s erratic nature and unwillingness to master policy details overlooks the fact that on North Korea policy, President Trump and his team have been consistent. And they’ve achieved that rarest of governmental goals: a single, coordinated government policy.
Dozens of rockets launched a week ago by terrorists from the Gaza Strip hit facilities supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip. Due to the damage to the facilities, three lines supplying electricity to the southern Gaza Strip were stopped. (Just a few days before, a border crossing was also destroyed and Hamas refused medical aid from Israel!)
Another strange thing happened to the creatures of Imagination. The jewel in their belly buttons started to change color. Some changed to red while others turned blue. The creatures stopped talking to each other and started to talk at each other. Universal chapels that used to house all the creatures of Imagination started to only house specific Gods of specific colors of the jewels that seemed to be growing in all the creatures belly buttons. Some say they didn’t grow but rather grew cold in the blues of one group and hot in the reds of the other.
Egypt’s military has intensified home demolitions in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula as part of its campaign against a local affiliate of the Islamic State group. “The new destruction, including hundreds of hectares of farmland and at least 3,000 homes and commercial buildings, together with 600 buildings destroyed in January..." Human Rights Watch said (Home demolitions are common in the Middle East and North Africa – French and British did it! Only Israel is condemned for it!)
Intel – which has operated in Israel since 1974, employing 11,000 persons in Israel - will invest $5BN in the expansion of one of its production facilities in Israel, while completing a previous investment of $6BN in its production facilities, mostly in the research & development area. Intel’s exports out of Israel totaled $3.6BN in 2017 and $50BN during the last 45 years. In March, 2017, Intel acquired Israel’s Mobileye for $15.3BN (Globes, May 16).
Newsflash: There is no inherent value to swimming with the tide. Yes, we should pay attention to what our allies are doing, but to suggest that following a different course of action is proof that we’re doing something wrong is ridiculous. Real leadership is standing up for what’s right, regardless of what others are doing. Indeed, it takes genuine strength to buck the trend.
...on March 5, 1891 – antedating Theodore Herzl and the 1897 First Zionist Congress – US President, Benjamin Harrison, received the William Blackstone Memorial, which called for the reestablishment of the Jewish State in the Land of the Bible: “Palestine for the Jews.” The Memorial was signed by over 400 distinguished Americans, such as the Chief Justice, additional Supreme Court Justices, future President William McKinley, senators, congressmen (including the Speaker of the House and the Chairmen of the Ways and Means and International Relations Committees), Governors, mayors, university presidents, businessmen, clergy and media editors.
Hamas is in complete control everywhere in the Gaza Strip… – spontaneous they’re not! Israel delivered to Hamas through the Egyptian Intelligence, that if the riots persist, Israeli assassination teams will start hunting down the Hamas leadership. Unlike the Hamas promises about taking back Israel, this is not an idle threat. (Hamas leaders are eager to send others to be killed, but not willing to sacrifice themselves!)
“As the [Arab] nationalist movement has become genuinely popular, so it has become less national and more religious – less Arab and more Islamic…. In moments of crisis it is the instinctive communal loyalty which outweighs all others…. The world is divided basically into two. One is the community of the Muslims, the other that of the unbelievers. The subdivisions among the latter are of secondary importance….
My wife came home that afternoon seeing that my hands were bandaged, and a small piece of siding was on the kitchen table. She never asked about any of those things. I guess it was because she is used to my handywork and once again convinced we were going to put our handyman’s kids through college.
In one recent survey, 10 percent of students said it is appropriate to use violence to stop a speaker sometimes, while 37 percent said speaker shout-downs are sometimes acceptable. That’s frightening. Until both of those numbers are at zero percent, it’s obviously we have our work cut out for us. How is it possible for a person whose fight is for ‘justice’ to treat others unjustly? How is it possible for a person who claims that their free speech is a right enshrined in the constitution, to not recognize that other people have that same right? Such people are quite puerile!
Should we talk with a resurgent Russia? Yes, but we should also realize the role of Russia in territorial expansion beyond its borders (Ukraine), and in areas outside its traditional interests (Syria). And we should recognize what Russia truly is: an economy the size of Spain based on an increasingly competitive international market for energy supplies, with a declining population, a powerful military and a large stockpile of nuclear weapons. Must we deal with China, an emerging power that is certainly a disrupter to the old Order? Yes, even as we eye warily its ‘belt and road” efforts to achieve world-wide strategic expansion in economic terms, and as we denounce its bullying claims to the South China Sea as territorial waters in violation of international treaties and obligations of prudent, serious members of the international community, and as we and our ally in Taiwan confront a resurgent PLA Navy in the Taiwan Straits.
Shavou’ot (the Hebrew word for “weeks”) is celebrated seven weeks following the second day of Passover, and constitutes a historical, national, agricultural and spiritual extension of Passover. While Passover highlights the liberty from slavery, Shavou’ot highlights the liberty to embrace the Torah, in preparation for the liberation of the Land of Israel. The harvesting season starts with Passover and concludes with Shavou’ot, which is also named the Holiday of the Harvest. Shavou’ot is one of the three Jewish liberty-oriented pilgrimages to Jerusalem.
While termed in positive sounding lingo, in reality Sustainable policy imposes massive government regulations enforced through state and local governments. These policies place severe restrictions on energy and water use. Development schemes seek to ban the use of cars, instead forcing ridership on massively expensive and inconvenient public transportation systems. Meanwhile, so-called “Visioning” programs follow enforcement of international policies to reorganize communities into a one-size-fits-all straightjacket.
Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem – as prescribed by the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act – represent the resolve to focus on US interests in accordance with Middle East reality, while defying Arab pressure/threats and overruling the conventional “wisdom” of the State Department bureaucracy.
The air strike on Al Kiswa, south of Damascus hit an Iranian command center for southern Syria headed by Maj. Gen. Hossein Hamadani. It destroyed a consignment of Fateh 313 missiles. The delivery of this missile means that Iran is upgrading the weaponry being shipped to Syria. Fateh 313 is a short-range ballistic surface missile, whose development by Iran’s armaments industry, extended the range of the Fateh 110 to 500km and far improved its accuracy.
I hope that you enjoyed looking at these photographs. Should you ever have the opportunity to visit Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou or Wuxi, then please understand that Dangkou and the other linked water towns can be accessed very quickly by fast train. (The links are to photographic articles at Kingscalendar)
Many students understand the need to protect everyone’s free speech rights, but others? Not so much. In one recent survey, 10 percent of students said it is appropriate to use violence to stop a speaker sometimes, while 37 percent said speaker shout-downs are sometimes acceptable. That’s frightening. Until both of those numbers are at zero percent, it’s obviously we have our work cut out for us.
Amazon has inspired book buyers to embrace online book shopping. It has transformed the book industry, providing easy access to books at cheaper prices. Amazon has understood that there are avid readers all over the world, and they all have different inclinations in how they like to read: Some like to hold a paperback in their hands, some prefer an e-book, others like to download books onto their Smartphones, some read from their iPads or other tablets, while others are voracious listeners.
The tyrannical Ayatollah regime – oppressing Iran’s majority – is driven by a megalomaniacal ideology, clearly reflected by its K-12 curriculum, brainwashing Iran’s youth for full commitment to the “divine battle” against the US, “the Great Satan,” the “infidel” Sunni Muslims, Christians, Jews, Baha’is, Kurds, Azerbaijanis, etc.
“When the Brotherhood ruled during Mursi’s presidential term, we were offered a part of Sinai but we turned down the offer,” he said while addressing the Palestinian National Council in Ramallah… He added that back then, Hamas and Israel were discussing taking 1000 km from Sinai to expand Gaza but he refused the plan saying: “We will not even take one centimeter from Egypt’s land.”
As I finish cleaning my room and the last of my students leave, one of my students enters and explains what I taught her about biological relationships between young men and women made a decision she had to make easier. As she was leaving my room she turned and thanked me for being a teacher, her teacher. I had a great day…
God forbid that we in democracy loving English language FREE countries should forbid entrance to any publication, statements, propaganda or persons of which and whom we as a nation disapprove. We promote freedom and freedom of speech and belief – except that is in relation to – oh – let’s say ‘gay marriage or Israel declaring sovereignty over Samaria and Judea, or female circumcision, or polygamy or Trump Supporters………….’ then we want to beat the speaker to death, lock them away, destroy their business or cause them to lose their jobs. We expect Communist countries to behave this way, but how do we excuse ourselves for behaving this way?
-“The generosity of federal housing subsidies and the expense of the program make it a good target for reform,” writes welfare expert Marissa Teixeira. “This measure will help those who utilize housing vouchers to reduce their dependency on government.” Another new Wisconsin measure that would encourage self-sufficiency: increasing the number of work hours required of able-bodied adults without dependents from 20 a week to 30. The state is also expanding work requirements for parents with children above the age of 6 who apply for food stamps.
The Kingdom of Jordan began the process of revoking the Jordanian citizenship of about 30 Palestinian Authority and Fatah officials and their families. The officials who are slated to lose their citizenship include PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and Palestinian Authority negotiator Ahmed Qurei (“Abu Ala”). (Israel needs to help all fake Palestinian to return and end the occupation of the Jewish land by invaders!)
Lag Ba’Omer (ל”ג בעומר) is celebrated on the 33rd day following the first day of Passover (in Jewish numerology: ל=30, ג=3). It commemorates the victory of Shimon Bar-Kokhbah over the occupying military force of the Roman Empire; the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai (a key supporter of the Bar Kokhbah revolt), who commanded his disciples to rejoice on his memorial days; and the end of the plague, which took the lives of 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples (who were, allegedly, engaged in bad-mouthing each other, which is one of the worst offenses according to Judaism). Lag Ba’Omer is the only day of happiness during the 50 days of soul-cleansing between Passover (commemorating the liberation from the Egyptian Bondage) and Shavou’ot/Pentecost (receiving the Torah and the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai).
Differing political agendas are often found to be at loggerheads with each other, but from the perspective of tribalism, no middle ground or compromise can be allowed for that would defeat the tribal narrative and destroy the power of the tribe. Tribalism is therefore ultimately destructive within a society that holds to the democratic principles of freedom of speech and belief.... We live in a technological world with massive propaganda potential, a fact demonstrated by the fabricated Trump-Russia collusion drama. We are subjected daily to mind and emotion altering propaganda, mainly for the sake of increasing someone’s personal wealth and/or power. Attempts to discuss publically some of the propaganda immediately gives rise to Tribal responses and attacks.
Dealing with the Kim family dynasty has never been easy for the leaders of free Korea, Japan or the United States. We’ve all had our share of meetings and agreements signed with great fanfare, only to have the North’s leaders tear them up, or at least ignore them, when it suits their convenience, or when they’ve achieved the results they want... We’ve learned the wisdom of Ronald Reagan’s dictum “Trust but verify.” Except in this case, we should interpret this as “Don’t presume trustworthiness, and verify every detail every step of the way.”
In 2018, Forbes Magazine quoted Warren Buffett ( February 26, 2018 ): “I’m not Jewish, but Israel reminds me of the USA after its birth. The determination, motivation, intelligence and initiative of its people are remarkable and extraordinary. I’m a big believer in Israel’s economy.” According to Forbes, “Buffett just purchased a $358MN stake in Teva Pharmaceutical, 1.8% of Teva’s outstanding shares…. In 2006, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway purchased an 80% stake in Israel’s Iscar for $4BN, its first international acquisition
The Dunning Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which individuals, who are unskilled at a particular task, believe themselves to possess above-average ability in performing the task. On the other hand, as individuals become more skilled in a particular task, they may mistakenly believe that they possess below-average ability in performing those tasks because they may assume that all others possess equal or greater ability.
Flaming kite from Gaza sets Israeli warehouse ablaze. Gaza terrorists flew kites attached with firebombs into Israel. The kites – each with Molotov-cocktail-like bombs tied to their tails – were floated over border fences from Gaza City and other areas. (If it is not a declaration of war what is needed to realise Israel is at war and finish it? How many Jews must die again to prompt clearing Gaza from enemy population and annex it?)
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 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….
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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?
"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 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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’.”
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.
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.)
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 “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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
Judaism stipulates four New Years, one of them is the New Year for the trees, Tu Bishvat (Arbor Day), the 15th day of the month of Shvat ( January 31, 2018 ). The zodiac of Shvat is Aquarius – the water carrier (bucket in Hebrew). Tu Bishvat highlights the rejuvination and blooming of trees and the Jewish people.
Mr. President, you won. You are our President for the next four years. You have control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. You have people in our Justice Department agreeing with what you are trying to accomplish. The Executive Branch is totally behind everything you are trying to do. Why are you putting the American people through unnecessary stress? What is your end game?
The PLO Executive Committee was directed to “revoke recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders and reverses the decision to annex East Jerusalem and expand settlements.” The Council rejected any recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. The Central Council renewed its decision to stop security coordination in all its forms. It made it abundantly clear that the leadership headed by the PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has no interest whatsoever in peace, let alone direct negotiations with or recognition of the Jewish State of Israel.
Easy access to federal student aid has enabled colleges to raise tuition profligately over the past several decades. When combined with generous loan forgiveness policies, which must be paid for by taxpayers, the result has been a three-fold increase in the cost of college since the mid-1980s. Economist Richard Vedder found that, had tuition and fees at colleges and universities grown at a rate similar to the growth prior to 1978 – before there was significant federal subsidization of tuition – college costs at state universities would be closer to just $5,000 today.
Israel’s national debt-to-GDP ratio declines, systematically, from 70.6% in 2008, 69.6% in 2010, 67.1% in 2012 and 64.8% in 2014 to 60.6% in 2016 ( Globes Business Daily, January 12, 2018 ). Israel’s exports are challenged by the appreciation of Israel’s Shekel, reflecting the robust performance of Israel’s economy (e.g., keeping inflation at 1%-3%; 4.1% unemployment, rising GDP and GDP per capita, etc.). In 2017, Israel’s exports surged, for the first time, beyond $100BN ($43BN hightech) – a 5% increase over 2016.
While the face and name of Lydie Denier is known to many as a first-rate actress and stunning model, Denier is practically being ignored by the U.S. news media because she was at one time the fiancée of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Yes, that Chris Stevens: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “friend” who was left to die in 2012 at a diplomatic mission in one of the world’s most dangerous cities, Benghazi, Libya. What is truly astounding is the news media’s failure to cover the reaction of family members, love ones and friends to Ambassador Chris Stevens’ murder. And the sad and angering fact that reporters never got in touch with that someone – Lydie Denier — who knew Amb. Stevens as a best friend, a lover and a former betrothed.
“A dozen years ago, they swooped down on a 23-year-old Glendale woman who was braiding the hair of African-Americans. The cosmetology cops informed Essence that she’d have to get a license to do that which she’d been doing since she was 13 years old. “To get that license, she would have to take 1,600 hours of classes at a state-approved cosmetology school, paying tuition of $10,000 or more to learn everything from how to cut and curl to how to manicure and massage. Everything, that is, but how to braid hair.”
The Israel air strike Saturday night, Jan. 13, in the southern Gaza Strip was aimed at a terror tunnel running 180m into Israel that Hamas was building under the Kerem Shalom crossing through which convoys of goods pass from Israel to the Gaza Strip. It also ran into Egyptian territory under the Rafah border between Gaza and Sinai. (Financed by anti-Semitic international bigots!)
The second reason the SPLC is a dangerous threat to American freedom is its so-called “Hate List.” Each year, the SPLC updates its list of “extremist” groups and individuals it declares to be dangerous. Does the list include Black Lives Matter, ICIS, ANTIFA, or any of the forces that have taken credit for opening fire on crowds attending public events? Nope. SPLC’s list of hate groups are those who oppose Obamacare and NAFTA, are concerned about the economy, and perhaps stockpile food to prepare for possible bad economic times. These are “Right Wing Extremists.” The list goes on to include people like Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers and Senator Rand Paul. A few years ago it included Dr. Ben Carson, now HUD Secretary. The list also includes nearly any conservative and Christian organizations that advocate limited government or Christian teachings or government adherence to the Constitution.
Now that my outside yard looks like the Alaskan Tundra my paper can be found anywhere on this side of Route One. During the days of reasonable weather two plastic bags usually double wrapped my paper. Now during the cold and wintry conditions of our present time the paper is simply wrapped in a rubber band. I wonder if the concept of what the plastic bag is supposed to do is foreign to the carriers.
See, it’s a “climate crisis” now. But it’s hard to blame him for trying some rebranding. After all, prediction after prediction has come to naught. But no matter: Like other Doomsday prophets, Gore just acts like the last missed deadline didn’t happen and comes up with a new one. Which is why it’s important to remind ourselves of what Gore has said in the past. Consider, for example, how he said global warming would cause the north polar ice cap to be completely free of ice within five years. When did he say that? Nine years ago.
The PA asks Israel to increase power supply to Gaza after rocket attacks. The request came on a day in which Gaza terrorists launched three separate mortar and rocket attacks on Jewish communities in southern Israel — the fourth attack this week. It also comes one day after the Palestinian Authority claimed the ‘Unified Jerusalem‘ law passed this week by the Knesset was a “declaration of war” (The PA wants to reward Hamas for attacking Israel, using the enemy’s electricity – isn’t that a bit odd? Israel must wage war against its enemies seriously!)
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has resolved and settled – since 1945 – the refugee status of almost 100MN refugees throughout the globe with 6,400 employees. In contrast, UNRWA – which was established in 1949 as a 2-3 year relief agency – has perpetuated and misrepresented the refugee status of the 320,000 1948 Palestinian refugees, employing 30,000 people.
When you’re shoveling the snow a snow blower seems like a great idea until you spend $1,800 on one and discover the dirty little secret about snow blowers – that you expend about the same amount of energy getting them to start as you would shoveling 20 feet of driveway.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]