Category Archives: Europe

Mystery Of Death

The ultimate mystery of life is death. We know that the end of our journey in life must always conclude in the end of life. I, like millions, can not shake loose of the story about how Andreas Lubitz ended his journey along with the journeys of dozens of others when he shut the door of his cockpit to the Captain and quietly and silently headed the plane downwards to a murderous conclusion. We are now discovering that this man had emotional problems, and hid them from his superiors. He never revealed anything about who he was, he hid from others feelings of depression and illness, and simply went about his business of death. We now know that a doctor informed him that he was “unfit to work.”

I confess that this story haunts me. The death of 150 people without any warning, the end of life for little children is simply among the most horrible tales ever told. German authorities will be making some changes in the manner of who flies a plane. From now on there will always be two pilots together. OK, a little more money will be spent. At age 84 I am never surprised on how we humans can kill. It would be so wonderful if we could focus on life and cherish each moment of avoiding Death!

The Sorrow Of Death

I confess to being emotionally overwhelmed by the recent tragic death of 150 people when their plane went down on its flight from Spain. We inhabit a world in which hate flourishes and results in the death of the innocent. A group of people boarded a plane in Spain that included children on their way home from studying. They were innocent, but unfortunately they inhabit a world in which a single mentally ill person can murder a few hundred people. New evidence indicates that one of the pilots just broke up with his girl friend and that he had serious mental issues. In the modern world when one is mentally ill, then one has the power to murder dozens of people. Frankly there is no way to avoid such calamities. We benefit from modernity and we suffer from modernity.

There are no words to express our sorrow. There are no words to explain this murder of the innocent. All we can do is chalk it up to modernity and what we humans have created in the name of ‘progress.” The only certain thing is that within a few years there will be another such incident. Just remember, there are people on social media who thrive on becoming important.

Objective Reality In Russia

The Western world has worked for over a thousand years to arrive at a point in time when those who are brought before a court of law are presumed to be innocent. But, of course, in the world of Vladimir Putin, how can one be presumed innocent without his OK? A growing complaint among those who obey the dictates of their pseudo dictator is there is something wrong with a Criminal Code based on western ideas that presume innocence of the accused. Putin followers believe the code is closer to the “adversarial approach” in western courts of law that stem from Anglo Saxon ideas. According to Alexander Bastrykin, “it is foreign to the Russian legal system” which should stem from Mother Russia and its numerous dictators.

He is calling for introduction of the concept of “objective truth.” Under this system the judge decides which evidence can be introduced, the judge can cross examine people, and the judge can steer the jury to the correct outcome. There is no “presumption of innocence.” Let me make it clear, if the Russian government went to the trouble of bringing you to trial, we can assume they knew you were guilty. Actually, why hold a trial in the first place!

In Defense Of Muslims

There is one issue that conservatives and liberals agree upon and that is the assumption there is something inherently wrong about the Muslim religion. Liberals like Bill Maher or conservatives like Bill O’Reilly insist that fundamental to the Muslim religion is a belief in violence and death. I assume this view also agrees such attitudes are not part of the Christian or Jewish religions. At some point in any discussion about the Middle East an American expert on religions will inform people that only the Muslim religion leads to violence. Let us examine the record.

This is how religions in the 20th century behaved:

1. Muslims did participate in the murder of about one million Armenians in Turkey.

2. Catholic Fascist Italy murdered a few hundred thousand people in Ethiopia.

3. Catholics in Spain murdered over million fellow Catholics.

4. Christian Nazi Germany murdered ove twenty million human beings. Adolf Hitler was born a Catholic, lived as a Catholic and died as one.

5. Fascist Italy during World War I murdered at least a million people.

6. Christians in Rwanda in Africa murdered about 800,000 people.

7. Buddhists in Japan murdered at least five million people. Oh, suicide bombers killed about ten thousand Americans.

8. Oh, there were no Muslims in Cambodia when one million people were murdered.

9. Oh, in Christian Soviet Union the government murdered over ten million people.

10. Then again non-Muslim Mao tse-tung murdered over ten million.

The evidence is overwhelming, the Muslim religion can not match Christians when it comes to violence and death!

Crazy Times In Congress

I suspect that the infamous letter from 47 members of the Republican party that was sent to Iran is the first time in American history that a freshman Senator, led the way in American foreign policy.This stunt was the brainchild of Senator Cotton of the great state of Arkansas. The essential argument of these Republicans is that President Obama, once again is “trampling the Constitution” by making executive decisions. Republican congressmen insist the actions of Barack Obama have never previously been employed by any real American president. Look at the record:

In 1975 Republican President Ford signed an executive agreement known as the Helsinki Accords without consent of the Senate.

In 1982 Republican President, St.Ronald Reagan signed the US-USSR Strategic Arms Reduction agreement.

In 1984, St. Ronald signed a Nuclear Agreement with COMMUNIST CHINA!

And so on and so on. Thousands of such presidential executive agreements have been made. Senator Rand Paul told Secretary of State John Kerry that President Obama was “trampling the Constitution”and we “want you to obey the law.”

If one is ignorant of history than one is simply ignorant.

So What To Do About Ukraine?

The situation in Ukraine does not at this moment offer many happy policies for the people of this nation nor does it suggest that Western powers have uncovered a plan that will halt Vladimir Putin without risking the possibility of open war. So, what are the options in this area of the world:

1. Continue present policies and the “rebels”- who really are Russian troops in disguise– will solidify their control of eastern Ukraine.

2. Send arms to Ukraine and it might result in halting eastern forces in their tracks.

3. Send in defensive weapons and this might aid in causing a stalemate.

4. Send in offensive weapons and Putin will freak out and simply send in more Russian troops and weapons.

5. Embargo any and all economic relations with Russia and see what happens.

6. Send in NATO forces and see what Putin does.

Frankly, I lean to economic war which would disrupt NATO nations but not as much as it does Russia.

Israel Rally For Peace

The Republican party of Israel, oops, I mean the Israel equivalent of the Republican party, insists that ISRAEL stands with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and that when he speaks, he speaks for ALL JEWS throughout the world. A mass rally was held in Israel and the estimates of how many attended range from 40,000 to 80,000. It is quite clear that these citizens of Israel do NOT believe Bibi is their leader. Among the speakers a the rally was Meir Dagan, former head of Mossad. “I’m not a politician or a public servant,and I’m not here out of personal aspirations or in search of appointments, the only party to which I belong is the state of Israel.” He went on to emphasize that Israel is a nation that is surrounded by enemies, but the only real enemy is “our leadership.”

The main threat to the existence of Israel is and has always been, one, Benjamin Netanyahu. He has failed:

to resolve issues with Palestinians.
he has over reacted to the death of three Israel children by murdering 1500 innocent civilians in Gaza.
he has absolutely NO alternative plan to deal with Iran other than shout for ware!

Preview Of Bibi Speech

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give a speech tonight. We offer our readers a preview of what he will say. At least fifty members of Congress will not hear this speech because they prefer to boycott than to listen to a FOREIGNER give advice to Americans about their foreign policy. In the entire history of this nation this represents the largest number of congressmen who deliberately boycotters a speech by a foreign dignitary. Anyway, here is what Bibi will say.

1. I am one tough dude.

2. Barack Obama is not one tough dude.

3. John Kerry, who was awarded medals for bravery in the Vietnam war, has caved into Iran demands in a cowardly manner.

4. No deal with Iran ensures peace.

5. Since Iran will not have been provided with an alternative to peaceful use of atomic energy, there remains only one alternative–bomb the hell out of Iran.

6. Since Israel lacks the type of bombs that could penetrate Iran’s defenses, we need American bombers to blast away.

7. Israel stands for peace and that is why Israel uses force to end problems.

8. First Iranian terrorists came for opponents to democracy, then they came for Jews in Iran, then they will come for Israel,and then they will come for Europe, and then they will come for the United States of America.

As I said, this is sone tough dude.

Denmark–Blacks Come To Safety!

A SINGLE JEW WAS KILLED IN DENMARK, and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu urged Jews in Denmark to seek safety and freedom in Israel. I thought if that is the criteria for safety, Denmark might offer safety and freedom to Blacks living in the United States of America.

We in Denmark know that if your skin is black and you decide to walk the streets of an American city there is a strong likelihood that some policeman will halt you, strip search you, and if he does not like your attitude then death might be your end to this encounter. We in Denmark enjoy safe streets and a safe environment so we offer any and all African Americans to come to Denmark and be safe. Just think, when your little boy goes to play in the park and waves a toy gun, he will not be shot down. If your son walks in the street instead of the sidewalk, we will not shoot him. So, come to the safety of Denmark and leave death and poverty behind.

Oh, the invitation is also offered to Hispanics. PLUS, we do not have a Republican party to shut down your government and allow terrorists to murder at will!

Oh Dem Islamic Terrorists!

The Muslim people of this world include nearly two billion humans who devote their days to work, to prayer and the normal activities of families. At tops, about 1% of those who are Muslim engage in some form of violence toward other people. Of course, Muslims have never been able to match the violence of Christians like Germans who murdered over thirty million human beings, but, we only refer to these murderers as Nazis, not as Christian Germans. A coalition in Austria of the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Party has passed laws that will monitor behavior of Muslims in the country. These laws require that imams must be able to speak German. The Koran must be standardized in the German language, and no Islamic organization can receive funding from foreign sources.

I was raised in the United States of America and in the synagogue we prayed in the Hebrew language, not in English. Many of the Conservative Rabbis were from Europe and some actually did not speak English. Somehow we managed to live in peace and did not disturb the people of America. Such laws as these in Austria are insulting not only to Muslims, but to all fair minded people!