Category Archives: Human Rights

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Back To Normal”

Republicans are holding the Obama administration hostage to their hated of immigrants.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Boko Haram Boast Of Slaughter”

Now we know that God wants to murder children.

Norway, Norway Post: “Guide To Dining On Budget”

Please pass me the glass of water!

Sweden, Local: “Beggars Evicted”

I assume you are not discussing Wall Street beggars who get government handouts.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Women Told Find Rich Husband”

You darn well won’t find one in Moscow unless a buddy of Putin

Non Education In America

The arrival of social media to the world has brought many wonderful benefits, but it has also spawned the creation of “colleges” or should I say, places that pose as colleges. There is a corporation by the name of Corinthian and this company which poses as a college has over 70 campuses with 110,000 students. They sell education online and they sell dreams to those lacking an understanding of the job market. Thousands of poor people get themselves into enormous debt on the promise that taking this canned piece of crap termed a “college course” leads to good jobs. Latonya Suggs is twenty five with a child and she attended something termed, “Everest College” –owned by Corinthian. She was told her degree would lead to employment as a probation officer. She now works in a hotel as a maid and she owes the federal government, $75,000!

Ms.Suggs and other such victims are demanding cancellation of the debt by the US Department of Education. It was the responsibility of this federal agency to supervise colleges. These debts should be forgiven. Oh, Corinthian is declaring bankruptcy and going out business. Along with its departure goes the dreams of thousands.

Can I Cover My Head?

Every so often a case comes up which deals with fundamental human rights and we all should halt whatever we do today and focus on this critical issue of our time. Abercrombie & Fitch sells clothes to one and all who enter its doors. This company has standards and one Samuthan Elauf wants to work and at the same time cover her head with a hijab. So we know have another issue dealing with hair and what should or should not go on the top of our head. The young Muslim woman believes that God insists she cover her head, the businessmen insist they have policies. According to Abercrombie & Fitch, the color black is banned since it conveys the wrong image in their stores. They also do not think customers want to be served by anyone who has something on her head.

We propose the following solution to this great issue of the day:

1. Muslim women now should wear white covered hijabs.

2. Customers are now required to shut their eyes when dealing with a clerk.

3. Supervisors are required to wear a cap when checking out the hired help.

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!

God Not A Martian!

Pat Robertson told viewers of his 700 Club that after consulting God it was now clear to him that the Big Guy up in the sky does not want to have we earthlings head up to Mars. According to Pat, the Old Man made the Earth, the Old Man made we humans and he does not want anyone or anything to venture out into space. I decided to give a call to God and check with him about what Pat told we earthlings.

M: I wanted to check with you since you are the Boss of the Universe as to whether we should venture up to Mars.

G: Where did you say you are from?

G: Look kid, I have made billions of planets, you can’t actually believe that remember every single one.

M: But, Pat Robertson said he talked with you about this Mars thing.

G: Pat, who?

M: Sir, down here on planet Earth we have some folks like Sarah Palin who check with you about things like immigrants and health care.

G: Oh, you mean the crazy woman who calls at all hours of the day and night? God, I can’t get a good night’s sleep without the phone ringing.

M: So, Sir, should we venture out to Mars?

G: The universe is open to all life forms. Go where the hell you want.

M: Can I tell Pat it is OK to go to Mars?

G: Just tell that dude to quit pestering me!!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Oh, to be a child and run with the wind.

No world leader today impresses me.

No American political leader impresses me other than Senator Warren.

Why do we refer to the “Valley of Death” but never to the “Valley of Life?”

Life offers second chances, why not Death?

Long time since I heard, “show me the money.”

I have always loved a good mystery.

Why Do Israelis Elect Idiots?

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?

Why Do Americans Distrust President Obama?

I am old enough to recall when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was hated by one third of Americans during the Depression, some even referred to him as “Roosenfeld” in order to claim he was Jewish. I remember when most Americans did not trust Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for president in 1964, I recall when most Americans had lost trust in Richard Nixon and I certainly recall when George Bush was not the most beloved man in the White House. But, what exactly is the reason for the intense feeling by 69% of Republicans in this nation that President Obama does “not love America?” I readily admit that Obama has made numerous political mistakes. I admit that he has lacked an overall plan in dealing with the Middle East. I admit that he could simply have extended Medicare to all Americans and gained the support of Americans for health insurance. Heck, I admit that he is an introvert who lacks political sense. He certainly does not come across as one who makes friends with those on Capital Hill.

But, for God’s sake how does his behavior translate into hating America. The man was elected by a majority of Americans twice! There is only one conclusion to this hatred THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN! Let’s face facts, at least one third of Americans still harbor race hatred.

Why Do Americans Hate Health Insurance?

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!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, Newsday: “Sue Over Frozen Dinner”

Damn right, who wants to eat a frozen dinner!

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Police Shooting Disconnected”

I guess Norwegian police are learning from American.

UK, Guardian: “Get Terror Camp Active”

NO terror camps, no money spent on military.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Be Dangerous”

I give this story three ACHOOS

Russia, Moscow Times: “Is Marriage A Fraud?”

Sort of depends who is your spouse?