Let us get a few facts clear when discussing the nation of Israel. It contains about eight million Jews in an area of the world which contains nearly two hundred million Muslims and about forty million Christians. I admit the Israel air force is the best in the region and the Israel army is certainly the best. Of course, the American army was the best in the world and has yet to be able to defeat guerrilla style forces in the region. Members of the Democratic party in the USA contacted the Israel prime minister and urged that he meet with them during his trip to the United States in order to discuss with Republicans why they are right to hate a president who was twice elected by the American people. Senator Richard Durbin and Senator Diane Feinstein asked the Israel leader to meet with Democratic senators.
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu responded that he could not in order not to “compound the misperception of partisanship. So, the Israel leader does not wish to be perceived as favoring one party over the other. I assume that is why the Israel ambassador to the United States of America secretly met with Republican congressmen to plan this trip!
So, Israelis, why did you elect this man to lead your country. Do you people have an appointment with disaster?
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It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.
I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.
Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!
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Tens of thousands of Russians will be gathering in the streets of Moscow today in order to make certain that those seeking to overthrow the legally elected government of Vladimir Putin do not commit any violence in their land. It is billed as a demonstration against revolutions like the Arab Spring or the revolution in Ukraine that ended a dictatorship. Russia fears that the Ukraine army can march on the capital and destroy the nation of Russia. I assume the Russian government fears missiles from Ukraine that would be fired and destroy the entire land of Russia. I am a bit confused:
1. Thousands of Russian soldiers currently are in Ukraine with artillery and planes and tanks.
2. Ukraine forces have been driven back and are in retreat.
3. Russia has planes, there are only a few in Ukraine.
So, who is threatening who?
OK, let them march in Moscow today. I assume Vladimir will appear to warn his people that he alone protects them from the army of Ukraine!