HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

UK, Guardian: “Couple Flown To Grenada Instead Of Granada”

This is an example where bull shit clarified things.

Canada, Toronto Star: “How To Wear A Jump Suit”

Sitting down?

China, China Daily: “More Time For Alienation”

Let me alone ponder this one in darkness.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Who The Fuck Is Patty?”

The drunken Irishman sitting next to you!

Russia, Moscow Times: “No Regrets”

Basic philosophy of Vladimir Putin.

USA, Wall Street Journal: “How Much Is Enough?”

Wall Street response–”until we got it ALL.”

UK, Guardian: “If Pet Eats iPhone, Does Warranty Hold?’

Call me later about this one.

Words Of Wisdom From The Chairman Of Truth

During the past decade of his life, President Vladimir Putin has not been contradicted by anyone, even when he was prime minister and his stooge, Medevedev was standing in for him as the president. He has known only flunkies who rush to nod their heads in agreement or laugh at his humor attempts or simply lick his boots when he points to them. Thus, the tradgedy of the Malaysian plane ic creating new problems for the Russian leader. Frankly, his flunkies made a blunder by shooting down a civilian plane carrying 298 people headed fro Malaysia. There simply is no way the chairman can brush off this tragedy by blaming “THE WEST” or the east or any nation in the world. This was a 100% Russian made blunder. So, the man who never apologizes, the man who always blames someone for his mistakes, is now compelled to hesitate, to seek compromise, and to avoid bluster and threats.

Puitin informed the world “we must do everything possible to provide seurity for the internationl experts on teh site of the tragedy. In the meantime, nobody should and has no right to use tthis tragedy to achieve their ‘narrowly selfish’ political goals.” I wonder if that applies to what US Secretary of State John Kerry was describing, ‘drunken separatist soldiers unceremoniously piloing bodies into trucks, removing both the bodies, as well as evidendce from the site.”

I have a hunch, the Chairman of Truth is ready to blast some sense into the separatist Ukrainians who made the Boss come across as incompetent.

3 Equals 550

Initially let me make clear the following analysis of events unfolding in Gaza and Israel and Palestine is not an attack on the presence of an independent6 state of Israel in the Middle East. Just about any criticism of Israeli policies results in cries they represent ANTI-SEMITISM! Those who care for the state of Israel believe its survival as a DEMOCRATIC nation depends upon its ability to forge meaningful relations with nations of the Middle East. Asa professor who has taught about the Middle East and mong the founders of a Holocaust Museum, it is clear that survival of Israel as a beacon of democracy depends upon its demonstration of leadership in the Middle East. At this moment, at leat 550 Palestinians are dead because initally three innocent Jewsih children were murdered. The numbver of Palestinian wounded has past the 3000 figure. There simply is no rational way of arguing that the murder of 3 requires the murder of 550 in order to demonstrate something.

OOps, there are now 25 dead Israeli soldiers.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argues, “all civilian casualties are unintended by us, but intended by Hamas.” An intersting equation. In fairness, Bibi is right, Hamas thrives on the killing of Palestinians by Israel. It furnishes them a new set of martyrs who must be avenged. The result is that thousands of Palstinian youth flock to the banner of Deat. Reality check: Israel has prevously launched invasions of Gaza. In each sorty, the Israel government promised the Jewish people of Israel(20% are Muslim or Christian) that THIS invasion was the FINAL INVASION. Each time the promise of finality, but each time the end result is growth in the number of Palestinians wiling to becme martyrs for revenge. Sorry, THIS TIME is NOT the last time.

Death in Gaza, destruction of homes simply ensures a new generation of those willing to murder Israelis. Frankly, they don’t care if the Israeli is Jewish or Muslim, Death alone serves their cause.

At some point Israel MUST

1. Agree that 90% of the West Bank belongs to Palestinians.

Once that is accepted, the road to peace can become a reality.

P.S. Isn’t it time for Death To take a holiday from the Middle East???

“I Can’t Breathe”

I w as born and raised in the streets of New York City so the idea of people seeling goods on sidewalks wa a common sight. They simply were poorer folk lacking enough money to rent a store where they could sell goods. In my childhood, when Sunday blue laws were common, Jewish merchants like my dad, had to pay off cops in order to open his Kosher butcher shop on Sunday. So< i havea natural connection with anyone who is attempting to get by in life by selling goods on the sidewalks of New York City. Eric Garner, a ix foot, three hundred pound guy sold cigarettes on sidwalks in Staten Island. He was just another poor slob trying to get by in an honest manner. He did not want to rob a store, had no thoughts of holdin up a bank. Eric was the typical New York City guy, husting cigarettes to make a few bucks.

A few cops approached Mr. Garner and told him topack up and leave the scene of action. “Everytime you see me, you hustle me,” said Eric to the cops. But, they were determiend to get a bad guy. Of course, they never went to Wall Street, home of the greatest hustlers in America, no, they wanted to halt the sale of cigarettes. Finally, four cops grabbed Mr. Garner and pushed him to the ground. “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,” he mumbled. But officer Daniel Pantaleo had him firmly gripped in a choke hold. Within a moment, the voice of Mr. Garner no longer could be heard. He was dead. Offier Pantaleo has been stripped of his badge and gun. A colleague was told to keep his badge and gun and report to a desk job.

I wonder if some day NY police will use a choke hold on Wall Street bankers??

Is God He?

A German politician has created a furor by raising the question as to whether God has a gender designation. Family Minister Kristina Schroder wonders if God is really a He or whether she is a She or whether God lacks any gender and is simply God or It or something. Naturally, her comment aroused anger and confusion among a lot of folk who do not want their Christmas to become embroiled in a conflict as to whether God has a gender.

I assume the next argument is whether Santa Claus is a He or is she a She or do we have to ponder the gender of the reindeer. Frankly, I doubt that God will be visiting the USA this Christmas. Does He/She/It really want to be around nut cases from the NRA who want guns in the hands of everyone or does He/She/It wish to listen to the crazies of the Republican party who spend their lives in constant sorrow as to the plight of our wealthy folk who simply can not pay another 3% without having to sell their million dollar homes!

Perhaps, God is an IT. Perhaps, the rest of the universe does not have “he” or “she” designations? Perhaps, intelligent life forms never got around to sex gender stuff and simply just accept a life form as a life form??

It’s You, Not Us!

I was recently asked by the Republican National Committee to inform the American people as to the real story about Ukraine. Frankly, it is difficult to imagine that the Obama administration could conduct any aspect of foreign policy with a degree of intelligence. So, examine the situation in the Ukraine which currently is in chaos due to Barack Obama’s mishandling of policy. If you desire confirmation of this statement, please listen to what was told the world by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He pointed out that Russia wanted to avoid any problems in Ukraine, but Barack Obama prevented peace in the region. According to this objective man, “our American colleagues still prefer to push the Ukraine leadership towards confrontational policies.” If not for American actions to stir up war, there would be peace and harmony between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.

Once again, we have proof from a neutral nation that Barack Obama just fouls up over and over again. Russia has nothing to do with so-called separatists leaders in eastern Ukraine. I wish the Republican party would make clear in Congress that it is not the fault of Russia for the crisis. Once again, it is Obama, Obama, Hillary Clinton and Benghazi which has caused this conflict. At some future moment I will reveal the Benghazi connection to the Ukraine. Just take my word!

I await a Fox News commentator revealing that Hillary Clinton ordered Ukrainian separatists to blast the plane. Somehow, in some way, as far as Fox News is concerned, events in the Ukraine are simply another Benghazi!

Common Sense

There are times when one is left wondering at which school of politics President Obama actually attended or is it possible he never went to school. Former President Bill Clinton offered some wise and calm words of wisdom to the president. He discussed the latest fiasco in which people are losing their existing health insurance as the new Affordable Care Act unfolds. Clinton suggested to the president: “I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the existing law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people(who are losing their existing health insurance) and let them keep what they got.”

A realistic solution. One doubts if Barack Obama can do anything that is reasonable. He most probably will ignore the wise piece of advice. Then again, why didn’t those in charge of the Affordable Care Act anticipate these problems? Once again, incompetence is the rule even when the subject is important to all Americans. Yes, the Affordable Care Act has been bungled, but, then again, whateve the problems with this law, it in no way compares to the fiasco at the Veterans Administration!

Earth On Hot Streak

There are hot streaks in sport when a player just can’t fail to hit a home run or a team cannot lose a game. There are hot streaks in gambling when one simply continues hitting sevens with dice, roll after roll. There are hot streaks in life when a guy just continues meeting gorgeous gals who desire his body. There are hot streaks in politics when the economy booms, not thanks to you or peace reigns in the world, no thanks to you, and there are hot streaks in poker when I just can’t cease being dealt a royal flush. But, there are also hot streaks in this planet we call, Earth. New figures reveal that Mother Earth had a temperature average of 61.2 F, which means we wonderful Earthians have established a new high for hot temperature. This figure is 1.2 F over the 20th cemtury average!

Wow! If we Earthians can continue on this hot streak, who knows, maybe we can reach a point at which it is the end of all hot streaks? Perhaps, we can get so hot on our hot streak that folks on Venus might wish to hop over to our nice hot planet for a break from those Venusian hot winters? Perhaps, it is time to establish a World Cup for hot streaks? The nation that raises temperatures the highest is awarded with a huge cup filled with the hottest water known to humans?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 far old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Friendships of youth last forever and a day.

So, what is the day after forever like?

There was a moment in life when the penny was important.

Long time since heard, “a penny for your thought.”

Most worry about the money they desire rather than the money they need.

Wars today are fought by those whose family are not part of the 5%.

I wonder how one can invest in wars and make money?

Most commentators on Fox News just hate poor people.

No greater expectation than moving elsewhere.

To be poor is to be innocent.

Easy to forget our good deeds.

Elderly at McDonald’s cluster together in morning.

Hands of time move slower when we get older.

Guns Of War In East May Boom Louder

There is something ironic that in July, 2014, an incident in eastern Europe has raised prospects of possible war since we are now recalling the summer of 1914 when a minor incident involving the death of an Austrian prince eventually unleashed a war that no one wanted, let alone thought that would occur. The Guns of August, 1914 became reality when foreign ministers of nations did not sit down and discuss peace, but allowed emotions to burst forth with the result that twenty million people died. There is no need for any conflict in Ukraine, it is simply a matter of creating a government which allows for decentralization of power to regions while maintaining major power in the central government. This would satisfy both so called, “separatists” and most Ukrainians. Someone fired a shell into Russia from the Ukraine and the result was death of ONE person! Sound familiar? Death of ONE person results in death of millions! Naturally, the Russian government blames the government of Ukraine for the shell although it is just as likely it was fired by separatists seeking to get Russia involved in the conflict!

The Russian government informed the government of Ukraine “the incident is evidence of a very dangerous escalation of tension in the Russian-UKrainian border and it could have irreversible consequences.” Just remember, these were the same words from the government of Austria-Hungary that resulted in World War I. There are never irreversible consequences–unless someone wants to begin a conflict!