Category Archives: Egypt

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

To a basketball game?

France, Connnexion: “Chicken Rules The Roost”

In Congress, Republicans play chicken with our economy.

USA, aol: “Dirty Money Confiscated”

Not in Wall Street!

Norway, Norway Post: “Criminals Deported”

And, not a single one is a wealthy person.

Sweden, Local: “Widen Duties For Dogs”

So, now dogs must guard cats?

Iran And Nuclear Weapons

Senator John McCain is one tough dude and he is willing to draw his pistol at any moment in defense of the American way of life. He agrees with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any and all discussion must be ended with Iran. Bibi and John insist no negotiations and the end result will be????

How about this end result after Iranian negotiations are ended:

1. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Tehran.

2. President Putin offers to assist Iranians in securing atomic development that leads to atomic weapons.

3. President Putin and China agree to end sanctions against Iran.

4. Oh, Putin was just in Egypt where he offered to build them a nuclear plant.

The Bibi — John end result is this:

1. Israel bombs Iranian nuclear facilities.

2. Thousands of missiles wind up in Israel

3. Israel bombs Moscow to show the Russians no one messes with Israel!

John and Bibi have NO logical plan other than the end of the world!

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

I wonder if one can gaze too far?

Ministers and rabbis work hard to come across as knowing something about the world.

In modern America there is no last word.

we usually gaze at the person who sits next to us in a coffee shop.

Always remember there is a tomorrow, if not, you are dead.

Mah Jong is a game I know exists, that is all I know about it.

I so miss running against the wind.

Some enjoy the gift of ignorance.

Silence should be the norm during political campaigns.

Six gathered around a table with six laptops. Modern lunch time

Turkey Turns Away From Openess

Recep Erdogan is the president of Turkey after spending many years as its prime minister. He began his rise to power with the desire to transform his nation into a modern symbol of what a Muslim society could become in the Middle East. Initially, he worked with Israel and displayed sympathy and understanding of that nation. In fairness to Erdogan, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went out of its way to antagonize Turkey and even murder some of its citizens who were on a ship heading for Gaza with humanitarian supplies. Gradually, Erdogan has gathered all power in the nation. He has crushed efforts by Turkish students who dare to demand rights to participate in a democratic society. At the same time, Erdogan seeks membership in the European Union. However, his policies of increasing Muslim domination of a society in which at least forty percent are secular Muslims or those of other religions has led him to impose laws that contradict European values.

The latest Erdogan push is to impose increasing Muslim education in public schools. One family in which dad is a Christian and his wife is a Muslim now confronts a problem. Christians and Jews are excused from compulsory religious education, but Turks carry identify cards. They left blank, “religion” on the ground their son should decide at age 18 what to fill in. Now, he must take compulsory Muslim education lectures. Such is the power of Recep Erdogan.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Dick Imports Reduced”

I piss on such stories!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

Vladimir and Kim, what a conversation must ensue!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Leak Secrets To Dalai Lama”

Let me mediate on this one.

UK,Guardian: “Here We Go Again”

First the Republican Ebola fiasco and now the vaccination madness!

France, Connexion: “Chickens Rule The Roost”

Give them four clucks!

Egyptian Justice Is Not Justice

Egypt is among the few Middle Eastern nations that still contain millions of Christians living within the midst of millions of Muslims. Coptic Christians are ten percent of the population and they date back over 1500 years ago, before the birth of the Muslim religion. Unfortunately for the people of this nation they have been ruled –or governed–by autocratic men for the past thirty years. Under their rule, corruption became the norm of operation. After the Arab “spring” burst upon the scene there was hope that some form of modern democratic society would emerge. Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood under Mr. Morsi, late of the United States of America, assumed leadership. The Morsi “spring” was a study in incompetence and encouragement of bigotry. He was overthrown by the army, he is now in jail along with a thousand of his followers, and General Sisi took over. Sisi is no sissy and rules with an iron fist.

The Egyptian courts ordered the arrest of reporters for Al Jazeera and now an appeals court has ruled the trial was a farce. He ordered a new trial. Meanwhile, two men are still in jail-one was released. If the trial was a farce, why not release the men pending a new trial? Oh, this is Sisi time, and Egyptian judges will not be accused of being a sissy.

Greece Wants Dough From All

The government tot Greece is very upset at the German government. As you recall, during World War II, German troops occupied Greece and sort of wrecked things and killed people. According to newly elected PrimeM Minister Alexis Tsipras, Germany has a “moral responsibility to pay reparations to our people, to history,to all Europeans who fought and gave their blood against Nazis.” Fair enough:

1. The Greeks under Alexander the Great sort of killed a few people, burned a few towns and thus the people of Iran(formerly Persia) could use a few bucks in return.

2. As you recall, Alexander sort of went through Palestine and Egypt. As a Jew, I am owed a free vacation in Greece in return. Remember that moral obligation.

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

Always remember, there is a tomorrow, if not, you are dead.

Some stumble through life, mentally.

Our government resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

A minister of God should behave like a God and display wisdom.

We rarely know what we know.

In modern America there is no last “word.”

We always gaze at the person who sits next to us in a coffee shop.

I never abandon hope.

Why does a young man wear a knit cap in the library?

Fear not the dawn, it simply is an announcement of a new day in your life!

Enough With Measles Madness!

The American people have endured several years of Republican nonsense and destructive policies, but the current war against vaccination has reached the ultimate in stupidity. Five children in a Chicago day care have just been diagnosed with the measles. I realize that Chris Christie is now against vaccination and DOCTOR Rand Paul insists that those who are vaccinated may wind up dead. In all honesty, Senator Paul does have a point:

1. Over 97% of those who died this year had been vaccinated!

With evidence such as the above, how can any reasonable person deny that vaccination is the road to death? OK, enough with this nonsensical manner of thinking. So far this year we have had more children stuck with the disease than in the past few years. A disease that once was regarded as over, is now appearing all over the county. Surely, there MUST come a moment when Republicans cease supporting crazy ideas? Oh, for the record:

1. Under Republican President Theodore Roosevelt, the first federal laws were passed requiring inspections for safety violations in factories.

2. Under Teddy Roosevelt the first laws dealing with impure foods were passed.

3. Under Theodore Roosevelt, the federal government began its policies to protect our forests.

Yes indeed, there was a time when Republicans actually believed in science!

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

Never reject an act of kindness from another.

Today we live, tomorrow??

Never forget to fight for social justice.

Bewildering moment, not a person in sight in the library.

Sign of times, fear has become the new norm.

No more cheerful sight than children checking out books.

I wonder if government can ever become loved by people?

One expects an Asian girl to be studious.

A President is only as good as his staff.

I have never heard an audio book.