Category Archives: Egypt

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark, Copenhagen Press: “Hijack Our Future”

We do know who are the hijackers in America, they belong to the Republican party.

France, Connexion: “Be Tough, Smack Kids”

Be wise, never raise a hand against a child.

Canada, Toronto Star: “This Is A Good Steak”‘

I’ll stake my reputation on this comment.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Anti Boko Haram Force”‘

Guys, let’s not go bonkers on this one.

Sweden, Local: “Eternal Kid”

My dream at age 84

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

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

Bibi Netanyahu is the poor man’s Ted Cruz.

I have a hunch if Jesus showed up he would be termed a “welfare cheat.” Did he ever have a job?

Oh, for a day without someone getting their head chopped off.

I wonder if Bill O’Reilly was at the inauguration of Lincoln?

There should be a law against snow in March.

I have nothing against snow in the Arctic.

We should be paid by the NCAA to spend ten hours watching basketball games.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I guess she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Coca Cola Wars In Moscow”

I am certain that Vladimir Putin will also win this war.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Sorry, raindrops are falling on my joyous head.

China, China Daily: “Look Back Always””

Mantra of Republican party.

Norway, Norway Post: “A Little Less Fairy Dust”

This blows me away with hope

So, What Goes On Facebook?

There is an ongoing problem for those who run Facebook since several nations in the world define “defamation” as synonymous with writing the truth about dictatorial regimes. Turkey has numerous laws which make it a crime to say anything about the Armenian genocide, oops, I just broke the laws of Turkey by employing those two words-Armenians and genocide. China constantly demands removal of comments that represent the idea of free speech because in the land of China those in authority decide who can speak and what anyone can say. Thus the issue confronting Mark Zuckerberg is whether or not to accept these restrictions and allow Facebook to continue functioning around the world. Imagine if Nazi Germany was around and Hitler decided what could or could not be stated on Facebook?

I do not know the answer to this question. It must be extremely difficult for Zuckerberg to run an organization which daily confronts issues of free speech. I admire him for his efforts to continue Facebook as an an important institution while at the same time being controlled by petty dictators. This is one complex problem that is the complex problem for Mark, not Fred!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia, Canberra Times: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Just trust our job creators to create high paying $8 an hour jobs!

Canada, Toronto Star: “I Am Going To Mars”

Any place to escape Republican congressmen.

France, Connexion: “This Is A Good Steak”

I will stake my reputation on this.

Sweden, Local: “Cover Your Eyes I Will Be Tearful”

Another promise from John Boehner.

China, China Daily: “Keep Peiping Population Down”

Just have adults sleep in separate beds.

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

A Republican is to ignorance as a camel is to water.

“Trampling the Constitution” is an inborn expression to Republicans when they do it.

I have lost all respect for Senator John McCain who was raised to serve the commander-in-chief.

Some Muslim children flee to death in Syria.

Some black American children meet death on the streets of America.

I so long wait for a Spring of Peace.

NOBOY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Members of Congress must pass a test on American history before taking their seats.

I am 84 years old, but have never encountered such hate as exists in Congress against the president.

To love America is to adhere to our traditions.

I wonder if this current world of hatred in America is the future or just the present?

Ah , for the days when Republicans and Democrats played softball with one another.

Ah, for the days when Republican President Reagan had Democrats over for a game of poker.

There are moments when I do not recognize this America.

Keeping Students On Task

I spent fifty years of my life working in the field of education including ten with boys and girls who were in secondary school. I taught in an all boys junior high school in Harlem where I was assigned the eighth grade discipline kids so I do know something about discipline and problems in a class. A teacher in an Egyptian secondary classroom decided that a boy was a problem who required some sort of discipline. By the time he got finished with the process of instilling good behavior patterns the boy had a brain hemorrhage and was close to death. We do not know the name of this “teacher” other than he still defends this process of discipline. He now says that “I had no intention to kill him, but the beating was part of discipline.”

Heck, his behavior of killing youth is no different from that of the Egyptian government which fires away when some young folks decide to protest. After all, when in Egypt if you do not like the teachers who run the country, place a dunce cap on your head and stand in the corner. I have a hunch one can not keep kids focused on work if they are dead. Just a hunch.

Another Subject Closed

There are some subjects that members of police departments study very intensely. They will never close the book on these subjects until the issue is a dead matter. Ironically, while police are vastly interested in his subject they do not believe it is necessary to go to a library and study it. Their knowledge of this subject comes from some inner feeling that each and every member of a police department feels and knows. I must admit this subject is a center of conversation among police. They discuss it, they analyze it, and simply can not end their interest in the subject. Tony Robinson, age 19, was the subject yesterday int he city of Madison, Wisconsin. He was studying at a college which means there was something wrong with him. He did not belong to a gang, just a school boy. Well, for some reason or another this subject came int contact with a member of the police force. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, a professor who taught this subject, reported what happened. “The officer did draw his revolver and discharged a shot that hit the subject.”

Perhaps, one day, we will identify people, not as subjects, but as humans. A subject is a topic, a human lives and breathes. Book closed on this subject. This subject will never be studied again.