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HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Strange Smell”

Don’t worry, it is jus the aroma coming from the American Congress buildings

USA, NY Post: “Woman Shot On Texas Highway”

At least she was not shot in a Texas church.

Sweden, Local: “One-In-Three Russian Diplomats Are Spies”

That’s all?

UK,Guardian: “Nontraditional Families”

A man and a woman?

Japan, Japan Times: ‘Kim Jong-un Climbs Mountain”

You mean he rolled up a mountain?

On Satire

The murder of French satirists is still on our minds. The debate is still on our minds as to what is permissible when it concerns satirists who simply are being satirists since such behavior is within their minds and blood. Australian Foreign Minister, Julia Bishop, raised some key issues concerning satire. “We see satire as an integral part of French society. Satie is controversial, it is provocative, it offense all religions,all political parties, nothing and no one is spared. It is a counter balance against power.” Well said. So, the question is: are their limits to satire and who should exercise such limits?

1. Satire if it is to continue to be satire has no limit. That is the meaning of satire.

2. If one does not like being the object of satire, then engage in a conflict of words rather than a conflict of violence.

3. The world has to encourage satirists to emerge within Muslim nations. How about a Satire Recovery Plan?

4. If the United States of America is to produce political leader such as Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, John Boehner, and the rest of the clowns what else do they expect other than ridicule??

5. Then again, a night of Fox News is an experience in how a TV network is engaging in satire without knowing it is engaging in satire.

In the end we need clowns in our lives as well as sane people given that sane people are producing the most bizarre nations in the world!

P.S. I wonder if God is a satirist who created this strange world?

Death Be Not Proud

Two men including the captain of the ship that capsized in the Mediterranean are now in custody because of their inept performance in steering a ship to disaster. It is now estimated that at least 700 human beings died as a result of this horror. The sad aspect of this tragedy is we know either this week or next week or next month another ship will sink with hundreds on board because the European Union has sen unable to devise a plan to handle refugees fleeing from the horrors of modern northern Africa. Either it is Boko Haram, ISIS, their own incompetent and corrupt government, their own army, the conflict between Christians and Muslim, or God knows what else but living in northern regions of Africa is not the place to be. Add in climate change and one has a recipe for disaster. We are witnessing the follies of mankind coming to fruition. For millions it is either die on the way to Europe of die by remaining at home. In many aspects this modern tragedy is similar to the departure of millions from eastern and southern Europe during the period from 1880 to 1925. People faced with starvation head elsewhere, it is among the oldest acts of humans. Heck, our ancestors fled from Africa in order to spread around the world.

The European Union needs a policy. We suggest:

1. Each EU country should be assigned Z number of refugees.

2. A massive economic plan must be initiated in northern Africa to provide work and a decent standard of living. Do that and they will remain.

3. The EU must work with the African Union to create a modern African Union armed force if Boko Haram and Libya is to become safe areas.

Let’s Snub Russia

Leaders of Western nations in Europe have decided not to attend events in Russia being held to remember the end of World War II. The Russians commemorate that finality on a different day in May than what is followed in Western Europe and the United States. So, to show dislike for Russian leader, Vladimir Putin the West will not send anyone to help the Russian people recall the days when there was a great alliance which included the US, England and the Soviet Union. The world would not be what it was, for better or worse if not for the gallant Russians who fought Nazi Germany. Here is the record:

1. At all times in Europe, the Russian army confronted about 70% of the German army.

2. At least 28 million Russians died during World War II.

3. About 300,000 American soldiers died in fighting Nazi Germany.

4. It was Russian troops who dealt one blow after another in the fight to end Nazism.

5. We can not forget what Russians did during those difficult years.

The world owes Russia a debt just as Russia owes a debt of gratitude toward England and the USA. To snub heroes is not being heroic!

What Has Happened To America?

What has happened to America?

We once built large highways.

We once built great bridges.

We once built huge dams.

We once led the world in education.

We once had brilliant men and women in government.

We once were admired in the world.

We once provided for the poor of this land.

We once welcomed immigrants.

We once helped our neighbors to build a house.

What has happened to America??

From Peace To Violence

The people of South Africa made an amazing and peaceful transition from a society run by whites in which apartheid prevented black skinned people from enjoying any semblance of equality in education, work of the political process of society. Led by Nelson Mandela the dogs of hate were leashed and whites and blacks came together in a spirit of harmony and peace in order to create a new society in which one’s skin color nor where they were born played a role in how society treated their presence. As the years passed, the South African government failed to create a society which had jobs for all, and opportunities for all to obtain higher education. A new underclass, overwhelmingly black skinned was forced to live in slums and take low paying jobs if they could actually find any. In the meantime, thousands of Africans from neighboring countries entered South Africa since it was among the few African nations with a booming economy that created jobs for those seeking physical work. It also enabled those with entrepreneurial skills to succeed. For some reason native South African blacks did not prove as successful in small businesses as those from neighboring nations.

The result has been the outbreak of riots and death for immigrants who are now blamed for the lack of jobs. “Immigrants are taking our jobs” is the cry of those seeking to blame someone for lack of jobs. how about blaming the government and business for not creating jobs??

School Death, Spanish Style

There was a death in a school when a high school student, armed with a cross bow entered the school and shot a teacher with an arrow. Students huddled in their classrooms and tried to shut the door, but the boy was able to get into a few rooms and wound four of his classmates. He was finally subdued. Notice the difference between a boy armed with a crossbow and a boy armed with a rapid firing weapon which can send dozens of bullets all over the school in a few seconds. In Spain, we talk about A death, not the death of a dozen. Friends say the boy had been talking for days about his desire to murder teachers but no one paid any attention. After all, this is 2015 and students watch films in which young boys blast away with guns and murder a few dozen. We now accept as “normal,” the idea that a student openly discusses a desire to murder his teachers of fellow students.

The difference in Spain is that obtaining weapons of mass destruction is difficult. Heck, here in America it is now LEGAL to bring a gun to a college classroom in Texas. Heck, the student can carry a concealed gun and it is legal. Something has gone crazy in America since now over 50% of our people support the idea of people being able to walk around with weapons that can fire dozens of bullets. The only solution is to move to Spain and just confront the terror of a crossbow.

Oh, no report of Muslims in the area

Nothing New On Hate Front

It is April 20, 1953 and we are in the United States of America. It is a rainy day in Chicago, but I assume some place in this fair land, the sun is shining brightly. There are two things that one can always be certain of in this fair land, millionaires are happy and some black man is dead at the hands of some policemen who feared for their lives. The death of Freddie Gray is still unclear. This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray was 25 years old.

2. Mr. Gray was in the city of Baltimore.

3. Some cops were riding on bicycles.

4. Mr. Gray did something or spoke something that made police fear for their lives.

5. It is possible that Mr. Gray had a knife in his hands.

This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray’s body had three broken vertebrae.

2. According to the family lawyer, William Murphy: “while in custody, his spine was 80%severed at his neck.”

3. Mr.Gray was shoved into police van

4. Mr. Gray is dead after going into coma.

5. The event occurred in Baltimore.

Just another day. Too bad Mr. Gray was not carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Texas. No one would have bothered him!

Send Out The Loonies

In two weeks the people of Great Britain will elect a new government. The good news is that the notorious anti-immigrant UKip is slowly, but surely declining in its attraction to the people of England. The leader of UKip, Nigel Farage is in trouble and may not even win the district in which he must win in order to serve in Parliament. His UKip won about 37% of the vote in elections for the European Parliament, but latest polls indicate only about 13% of people in Great Britain will vote for it. UKip believes that all economic problems in their fair land will end once those terrible immigrants can no longer come to merry old England. Of course, those dirty old immigrants do the jobs that native born Englishmen refuse to take such as picking up the garbage of picking crops. In modern times those who most oppose immigration are those who most oppose any sort of work that entails hard physical labor. Perhaps, we can make robots to do that work and then dispense with those immigrants.

The race is a tight one between the Labor Party led by Ed Miliband and the Conservatives led by David Cameron. At this point, Labor has 36% to 33% for the Conservatives. At least give some credit to David Cameron who summed up the UKip very succinctly: “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” Enough said.

Death Of Migrants

These days, pick up a newspaper and one discovers that dozens of migrants have died on the trip from Africa to the shores of Italy. That nation has become the destination of those seeking to escape the horrors of poverty and death. Perhaps, it is only appropriate for someone who may die if he remains at home to die on the trip to a more bountiful place. Whether it is Libya or Mali or Nigeria of any of the lands lying on the north end of the African continent, to remain at “home” is to remain at potential death. Those inhabiting the northern regions of the continent of Africa are the modern migrants. In the era of my parents, millions fled from eastern Europe or Italy seeking a new home in the promised land of America. What can be done to aid these people since modern nations do not wish to welcome migrants who come from “undesirable lands?”

1. There is need for a massive modern Marshall Plan that would enable these areas to develop economies that produce jobs.

2. There is need for the world to cease providing dictators with modern weapons since each dollar spent to obtain weapons of death leads invariably to more deaths in their own land.

3. There is need for a modern African Union armed force that can provide security to those African nations under threat from forces such as Boko Haram.

4. There is need for Muslim clerics to assume leadership for peace.

Enable migrants to find peace and a level of prosperity at home and they will not venture along the road of death.