NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Yesterday I was, today I can be.

I am not a bleeding heart person, more like a bleeding nose guy.

Conditional love is a business arrangement.

One can not ‘forgive” another, only they can forgive their actions.

Dawn breaks, another million for a hedge fund guy.

Children play with food, adults play with obesity.

In all too many cases, “rationality” does not explain human behavior.

Children enjoy banging anything on a table.

Death means finally having a serious discussion about life and death.

I doubt if one in a hundred Americans could identify Iraq on a map.

To accept life does not mean one approves it.

I wear a suit once a year.

Age leads people to doubt the mind’s ability.

Obama Responsible For Earthquakes!

I was able to contact Dr. Siegfried von Braun as part of my quest to understand whey there was a major earthquake around San Francisco. Following is what the eminent scientists told me.

M: Greetings Dr. Von Braun.

B: Fred, you can call me, Sieg.

M: Is the Sieg followed with a Heil?

B: Ah, the good old days with Adolf.

M: So, how come this earthquake?

B: Fred, please examine the situation. President Obama was on the golf links in Washington. He was blasting away with golf balls.

M: So, what does that have to do with an earthquake in San Francisco?

B: Ah, my naive friend. I can prove with scientific certainty that when Obama plays golf, there is a drought in Texas. When Obama threatens any terrorist group and then hits the golf course, it sets off an explosion of anger on Fox News which generates extensive rays in the sky. Add it up.

M: Add what up?

B: My naive friend. If Barack Obama takes a shit, the explosion on Fox News for his failure to be standing up for America results in explosions throughout the universe. So, why your surprise at an earthquake. Please feel lucky. The power of Fox News could unleash a great waves in the Pacific. Be happy it was only san earthquake.

M: So, to sum it up, whenever there is any calamity on this planet, just blame it on the black dude?

B: So, who else?

6% Non Solution

The city of Ferguson, Missouri has about 23,000 inhabitants of whom about 62% are of African American background. But, the mayor is a white man, and five of six members of the City Council are whites. So, how come? It turns out that on election day, only SIX PERCENT of African Americans decide to cast a ballot. This enables the minority white population to become the majority Ferguson government operation. Yes, the murder of Michael Brown was a brutal act of murder by a white cop. Yes, pent up anger has resulted in massive demonstrations and looting an violence due to the murder of a black youth.

Perhaps, it is time for black inhabitants of Ferguson to take a good look in the mirror and explain why they refuse to vote, they refuse to elect blacks to the government of Ferguson, and they have handed over government to those who hate blacks. Yes, the problem is white bigots. But, also, YES, is failure on the part of black Americans to stand up in lines and cast ballots for the right people to run Ferguson. Unless, black Ferguson Americans begin acting like black people, the murder of innocent blacks will continue!

Go, Stop, Go Stop, Go?

Latest reports indicate that President Obama is considering whether or not to commit US forces to the fight in Syria. In other words:

1. Should he send in the drones and missiles to blast at targets?

2. Should he send in drones and missiles to kill leaders of ISIS?

3. Should he send in Special Forces to do what they enjoy doing-a surprise attack?

4. Should he arm “moderate Muslim forces” in Syria?

5. Should he send Senator John McCain and the Fox News staff into Syria and Iraq in order to wipe out ISIS with words?

6. Or, should he remain aloof from battle -any place on this planet?

Tune in tomorrow for further news!

“Lot Of Hate Out There”

We soon will be entering a new month in the city of Ferguson, Missouri in which people are shouting their anger, for and against police officer Darren Wilson. As usual, when a white person kills a black person, a group emerges demanding equality for the killer. As for the person killed, it was simply their fault for failing to dodge bullets aimed at them. Darren Wilson supporters are growing in numbers. and there is even a “honk for Darren” campaign encouraging those driving cars to give a blast on their horn for justice. Wilson supporters believe the only injustice in the Michael Brown shooting is what is being done to Officer Wilson. Frankly, the defense of those who shoot black folk always arises since to some Americans if a black male is shot, there MUST be just reason for this act.

A Wilson supporter argued, “we have no desire to engage in or support the negativity which has been directed at Officer Wilson.” It is Wilson who is the victim of hate. Kill a black and discover there are white folk who will make you a hero of the moment. Such is life for those with black skins in America. In the end, they are to blame for their own deaths!

A Foreign Policy Gone Adrift

Another day, another bombing in Gaza. Two buildings happened to be twelve stories high which automatically makes them suspect of harboring terrorists who direct rocket attacks into Israel. Another day, another blasting of places which might harbor terrorists, but certainly are the homes of people residing in the hell known as, “Gaza.” The IDF sent a warning that “Israel is currently attacking and will continue to attack every area from which terror activities against Israel originate.” The current box score is about 17,000 houses are destroyed and at least 100,000 people are homeless.

We do not disagree that a nation has a right to strike back when rockets are sent into its territory. Of course, nations have the right of defense when attacked. BUT, what comes after the response? Is there a long range foreign policy present in the Israel government? Or, is the policy to never stop? The Israel government is perfectly clear about its policies of defense, but doe sit also have policies that seek to end violence in the future? What is the foreign policy of Israel regarding fostering of an independent Palestinian state that can assume responsibility for creating peace within its borders? THAT is the unanswered question in Gaza?

Iraq, The Hopeless Land!

There is an old Iraq folk tale about an Appointment in Samarra. According to this tale, a servant was in the marketplace and saw Death. He rushed home to tell his master about Death. The master became frightened, packed his bags and fled to the city of Samarra. The loyal servant returned to the marketplace and berated Death for frightening his master. Death apologized and said: “Sorry, I was just passing through on my way to Samarra.” Political leaders in Iraq simply want to destroy their society. For the past four years under control of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Shiite majority has imposed a system of terror upon minority Sunnis. This led them to join terror groups like the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq(ISIS). Maliki is gone, and there was hope a new coalition government might united the people of Iraq against terrorists.

That was the hope, but there is always reality in Iraq. Shiites gunmen in approached the Murab in Omair mosque in which Sunni MUSLIMS were praying. They opened up with machine guns and soon 70 people were dead with dozens wounded. Another victory for–ISIS! An objective outsider is left with feelings of hopelessness. When will Muslims cease murdering Muslims?? As long as Shiite Muslims kill Sunni Muslims, chaos will triumph in their land!

1Ferguson Conflict: It’s Just Human Nature

The city of Ferguson, Missouri is composed of a population which is over sixty percent African America who are supporters of the Democratic party. For some strange –or is it natural reason– five our of six members of the City Council are white, and the mayor is white. Former mayor Brain Fletcher, a Republican who used to represent a city in which the majority were Democrats, has his own take on current problems in Ferguson. “Sure, we’re segregated. Most cities are. People want to be with people that look like them, think like them, talk like them. It’s human nature. It doesn’t mean its bad.”

This statement sums up the problem in Ferguson. Whites like Fletcher feel besieged by the majority. There only hope for survival is to control the police department which means they have the guns, and blacks only have riots. Ferguson needs, more than anything else, a democratic government in which the majority rules. Rather old fashioned idea.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: Too Much Dirty Politics”

You mean there is really such a thing as “clean” politics?

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Woman’s Body In Suitcase”

Some pack clothes, some pack mom in her clothes!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russia’s Brainstorming Strategy”

Figuring out what is in the mind of Vladimir Putin?

Egypt, Al-Ahramm: “Egypt Cabinet Genocide Law”

Wipe out all members of the Muslim Brotherhood?

USA, NY Daily Cops: “Dancing Cops”

In Ferguson, that means fleeing from responsibility.

China, China Daily: “Lab Rats Get Reprieve”

Alive today, dead tomorrow?

On Negotiating With The Enemy

It is easy for someone whose family has not been impacted by acts of terrorists to urge a hard line on their demands for ransom. No one can feel the pain, fear, and torture currently being felt by members the James Foley family. No one can ask them to set aside those feelings. Of course, there is always a “but” or “however” to this tale of horror. Michael Foley expressed the family desire for negotiating with terrorism. He insists “there’s more that could have been done directly on James’ behalf. I really hope that in some ways Jim’s death pushes us to take another look at our approach, our policy to terrorist and hostage negotiations and rethink them.”

President Obama sent a Special Force group into Syria in order to free the hostages. That meant the lives of several young Americans were placed at risk. There was always the possibility Special Force members could be killed in the act of saving others. Yes, some urge paying ransoms. The basic problem with paying ransoms to terrorists is there will always be another and another ransom to pay. Naturally, those who believe in paying off terrorists are ready to pose: “suppose it was your son or daughter who was kidnapped?” My feelings would be similar to those of the Foley family. But, hopefully, I would also hope that others should not give up their lives in order to save the life of my son or daughter.

Ransom demands by terrorists is NEVER a once in a lifetime demand!