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HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Why Hurt Our Own People?”

Because they are there?

USA, NY Post: “Leading Like A True American”

With his assault rifle, I assume?

Egypt, al Ahram: “Terror Training Illegal”

Not in the Middle East!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Therapy For Homeless”

Exposure to cold weather gets them ready for winter months.

UK, ‘Guardian: “Pilot’s False Alarm”

Just getting you people ready for the landing in the sea.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Creepy Old Men”

Led by the most creepy man-Vladimir Putin!

Say, Whatever Happened To?

The normal pattern of American media is to become tremendously engaged in some sort of civil rights issue, expend thousands of hours explaining or denouncing this or that person and group, and finally, without uttering a sound disappear into oblivion. Our media has a one month capacity to become concerned. At some point after the month concludes, the media drifts off to another “incident.” Michael Brown is dead. Eric Garner is dead. We have seen, read and heard countless “experts” declaiming and proclaiming their opinions about what happened along with assurances this type of murder must end in America. Alas, within another month a similar murder occurs. And, the cycle of “experts” informing the public either what just happened or the importance of DOING SOMETHING must occur.

As far as I know, not a single change has occurred in Ferguson, Missouri nor has a single change occurred in New York City about police choking people to death. OOPS, Sorry, I forgot these events are being STUDIED by EXPERTS. The month has drawn to an end. We must now shift attention to the next shooting or choking. I can assure one and all by October few in America will even remember the name- MICHAEL BROWN. The only certainty in America when the topic of racism is introduced is that not much will be done -for the long term solution of these ideas.

What Might A Middle Eastern Program Be?

President Obama has been criticized for lack of a Middle Eastern program. There is no question since becoming president he has failed to outline a logical course of action in the Middle East. Aside from being clear that American forces would no longer fight in Iraq, and that America would not get involved in the horror of Syria, Barack Obama has never laid out a strategy for the Middle East. Sorry, Barack, but being clear about what you will NOT do is not a strategy. So, what might be a strategy?

1. Have John Kerry meet with Iranian leaders in order to form a new Middle East alliance centered on Iran, the US, and Turkey working together.

2. Make clear to Iran they can have a non-lethal nuclear program.

3. Make clear to Israel it MUST recognize the independent state of Palestine.

4. Make clear to Israel it MUST accept a compromise which allows current Jewish settlers to remain in the West Bank, but turns remaining land over to the Palestinian Authority.

5. Establish, together with the European Union, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab leaders, a new Middle East Economic Union which initially includes Turkey, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Algeria and Morocco. The purpose of this Economic Union is stimulating economies and providing jobs for young Arabs. Get people into productive work rather than unproductive killings.

In other words, there must be a two pronged Middle Eastern strategy, one focusing on jobs and economic development, the other on creation of a Middle Eastern armed force to confront ISIS. The United States could provide equipment for this force which contains men from: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Algeria and Morocco. It should be led by an Iranian general.

ARM AMERICA FOR FREEDOM!

We are pleased to announce the formation of an Arm America For Freedom organization which is dedicated to the proposition that if every American was armed, violence in the world would end. Just imagine if President Obama appeared on TV with two guns on his belt and an Uzi machine gun pointing at members of the media. Finally, ISIS would recognize that America is out to get them. Imagine if EVERY American had a BAR or a assault rifle with him at work or at home. Does anyone really think that ISIS would dare launch an attack upon such well armed people? I propose the following steps to prevent terrorists from gaining a foothold in our land:

1. It is obvious that ISIS members wear beards. Solution-lock up every tan skinned man who wears a beard.

2. Blow up every plane flying in the Middle East. OH, a few innocent people might get killed, but we would prevent ISIS from taking over planes.

3. That great American, Governor Rick Perry, has pointed out that terrorists are crossing over from Mexico. Why not man the walls along the border with machine guns and blast away at anyone approaching our borders. Rick is never wrong, so go along with his police of prevention.

4. America needs some dramatic event to put ISIS on the defense. We propose that President Obama along with Senator John McCain should lead a cavalry charge in Iraq against ISIS forces. Can you just see the sword in the hand of President Obama as he raises it, points toward ISIS defenses, and shouts, CHARGE! They will scatter to the winds!

ISIS Wants US Troops

In addition to its land war in Iraq, leaders of ISIS are conducting a verbal, a media, and a dare you attack upon the United States. A recent video from ISIS challenges the Americans to send in their troops. “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead,send your troops, the ones we humiliated in Iraq.” ISIS goes on to predict that one day, “we will raise the flag of Allah over the White House.” I am certain that Senator John McCain is ready to join a Republican division of Fox News and Tea Party heroes who are willing to meet Islamic militants macho man with macho man. How can we God fearing Americans turn down this challenge?

America has come a long way from the days when President Roosevelt said, “build 50,000 airplanes” and they were built. We have a nation that is confused, angry, hurt, but the last thing on its mind is to fight anyone about anything. Americans prefer to wage a verbal/written war on Facebook. Reality is the American people simply do not wish to fight anyone with other than their mouths of hands. And, our president is a personification of the new American spirit!

Believe It Or Not!

Every so often a story captures my attention that pertains to discrimination in the United States of America. I am now 84 years of age, and lived through the fight for equality that, we thought in the Supreme Court decision in 1954, Brown vs Board of Education would witness the end this separation of Americans. Alas, the evidence just is not there to support any belief discrimination is on the way out in America. A report from New York City reveals that NOT A SINGLE BLACK OR HISPANIC STUDENT IN NINETY SCHOOLS PASSED STATE EXAMS IN MATH OR READING! Wow! I have been engaged in the field of education for over fifty years and taught over 10,000 teachers. I am flabbergasted at this figure. I simply do not understand how this could occur.

Something is wrong in schools. Something is amiss. There are only two explanations for this figure: either black and Hispanic students are intellectually backward or the New York School system is incompetent! Perhaps, New York City schools have to go back to square one: focus on creating a learning environment in each and every classroom. Make each and every student feel a sense of accomplishment. This begins with ending testing and concentrating on making the act of learning enjoyable to each student.

“I Have No Strategy”

Every so often President Barack Obama utters words that reveal his lack of understanding of leadership. In a recent quote, the leader of our nation uttered the comment, “I have no strategy” on how to deal with ISIS. OK, handling a terror group which has arisen due to ineptness and stupidity on the part of Iraq’s leadership is NOT the fault of President Obama. But, why would he inform the world and ISIS that he lacks a strategy of how to proceed? His words were an honest statement that he lacks a strategy, but for God’s sake don’t tell the world or your enemy! A leader has to convey a forceful presence to enemies. A leader warns the enemy that a response will destroy them once and for all. He could threaten a powerful air campaign, he could threaten to send enormous amounts of weapons and material to the government of Iraq, he could at least make ISIS leaders fear that SOMETHING is going to occur that just might pose a threat to their survival.

Throughout World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt, even in the dark days when America was still reeling from the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor made clear the United States was a powerful nation that WOULD win. Barack Obama, in his honesty, conveys a sense of “I don’t know what the heck to do.” I agree that IS his feeling. How about keeping it to yourself? His comment strengthened ISIS.

UN Views US As Unfit Nation

During the past few months, story after story has emerged from the United States of America about police either choking or shooting black skinned men while in the line of duty. From New York City to St. Louis to the West Coast have emerged stories in which black skinned men were involved in dangerous criminal activities such as selling cigarettes of walking down the street. The United Nations Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination(CERD) issued a statement indicating racial violation against Black men has become an American obsession. According to the report, “racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas from defacto segregation, access to health care and housing.”

It was a HUNDRED YEARS AGO THIS YEAR, that our Supreme Court ruled that segregation violated the Constitution, and still this issue remains a problem in our society. Fox News may blame any and all issues of murdering black men as the fault of behavior on the part of black skinned men, but the outside world has another interpretation. Racial discrimination IS a problem. One step that remains to be taken is revamping our police forces. Another is to end this silly policy of cracking down on jay walking or selling cigarettes and focus on CRIME.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Mystery of life-did Cro-magnons engage in war?

Little children wave at me, I wave back.

I wonder what are dress fashions in Heaven.

I wonder why there are no ads urging slim folk to become fat.

She enters, gazes, turns and leaves. Another broken romance?

“All you can eat pancakes.” Alas, at age 84, there are limits unlike when one is 24.

She limps in, she waddles in, he strides in, an elderly trio.

We all too often ignore what we see in life.

All in Heaven have health insurance, and it is free!

I become furious at those who cut into the line.

Some chew food while walking, I do not.

To love America is to be critical of it.

Game of Monopoly has endured wars and disasters, why?

I see fewer tall lean boys these days.

An American woman must touch her hair entering any business establishment.

I enjoy the sight of mom engaged in a serious discussion with her children.

To be petty is very petty.

For all too many, Obama has become irrelevant in their lives.

Putin Seeks Nobel Peace Prize

It is now clear the Western World and the government of Ukraine has misinterpreted the glorious and noble leader of Russia. According to President Putin, the only desire in his heart is bringing to the people of Ukraine and Novorussia the benefits of peace and freedom. He is the ONLY leader in the world desiring an end to violence in what is termed, Ukraine. Western leaders insist on denying freedom to the peaceful people of Novorussia who they mistakenly term to be Ukrainians. Vladimir Putin stands on a platform of peace to all people, not just in this Ukraine, but throughout the world. He insists on immediate talks, “not just on technical issues, but on the political organization of society and statehood for southeastern Ukraine” which is really, Novorussia.

Just check the world of Russia for evidence of Putin’s desires for peace. Just ask gays and lesbians how their wonderful leader has fought for their right to get the hell beat out of them. Just check with evil doers in Russia seeking the right to speak their minds and meet together. Their beloved leader places them in jails in order to prevent them getting abused. This world must award a Nobel Peace Prize to this champion of freedom, this lover of peace!