Israel Needs Its Own Al Jazeera.


Well why not?  Al Jazeera gets to broadcast the Arab point of view.  Yes, I know, Jews have been accused of controlling the media in the United States.  Doesn’t matter, it will be said anyway.

Perfect world, the broadcasting would be a station not run by the Israeli government, but independent people (I hate to say it, even better, if they aren’t Jewish).  I already have my candidate in mind, and am debating using Kickstarter to build it.

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Hamas and Comparisons. חמאס והשוואות.


I was on the phone with my Mom.   We were discussing Gaza and Hamas.  I have a friend, who has a friend in US Intelligence.  His take on Hamas is that, they are not strong enough to carry out their threat of conquering Israel, but they are strong enough to be extortionists.

The head of Hamas is living it up in luxury in Qatar.  With the money Hamas spends on digging tunnels and weapons, Gaza could have been built up to be a nice place.  Instead, they have this mess.  If they are so good at building tunnels, make them into Sandhogs; the guys, who dig tunnels for the New York City Subway.  Would have to think twice about letting these dudes in the United States though.

Someone did a calculation.  She estimated 15-20% of all Moslems are radical.  That means, for every Jew in the entire world, there are 17 Islamic extremists waiting to kill him or her.  These guys wont let Jews convert to Islam.  It is like the James Bond movie Goldfinger only with the following variation.  “Do you expect us to talk, Islamic extremists?”  “No Jews, we expect you to die.”

Europe is not helping in their back yard in Ukraine, what makes you think they will help Israel?

It dawned on me, with atheism becoming bigger in the West, of course they are not going to care about Jews.  So it is not surprising that Europe doesn’t care.  Plus, I suspect Moslems outnumber Jews now.  Europeans are losing their numbers, because they don’t bother having kids.  So the calculation is; it is safer to back Islam.  So much for crusaders.

I suspect many French would be relieved if the Jews left.

Here is something else to look at.  I live in Tucson, Arizona.  The Mexican border is sixty miles away.  What would the United States do if missiles were being fired from Mexico?

(It’s bad enough I know people who think the children coming along to our border, are being sent by more insidious forces, who want to undermine the United States).

Before I posted that Israel needs to make Gaza into a parking lot.  The buildings in Gaza City created the worst kind of urban warfare.

What makes you think Hamas wont do this again?  Or someone more insidious?

Israel had to make the place flat, have a military occupation of Gaza, have military planners plan and rebuild the buildings, with urban planners helping the army to build the buildings to help the Israeli Army.  Gaza’s citizens would be under complete Israeli control.

The someone more insidious is ISIS.  I’ve read they plan to conquer Jordan and behead King Abdullah.  Then what?  Tune in for the next episode…

 

הייתי בטלפון עם אמא שלי. אנחנו דנו בעזה ובחמאס. יש לי חבר, שיש לו חבר במודיעין אמריקאי. שלו לקחת על חמאס הוא שהם לא חזקים מספיק כדי לבצע את האיום שלהם לכבוש את ישראל, אבל הם חזקים מספיק כדי להיות סחטנים.

ראש החמאס הוא חי אותו בפאר בקטאר. עם הכסף שחמאס מוציא על חפירת מנהרות ואמצעי לחימה, בעזה הייתה יכולה להיות בנויה להיות מקום נחמד. במקום זאת, יש להם הבלגן הזה. אם הם כל כך טובים במנהרות בניין, להפוך אותם לכורי לחץ;חבר ‘ה, שחופר מנהרות לרכבת התחתית של ניו יורק. היית צריך לחשוב פעמיים על אף שנותן החבר ‘אלה בארצות הברית.

מישהו עשה חישוב. היא העריכה 15-20% מהכלל המוסלמים רדיקליים. כלומר, לכל יהודי בעולם כולו, יש 17 קיצונים אסלאמיים מחכים להרוג אותו או אותה. החבר ‘ה האלה וונט תן יהודים להתאסלם. זה כמו הסרט של ג’יימס בונד גולדפינגר רק עם הווריאציה הבאה. “האם אתה מצפה מאתנו לדבר, קיצונים אסלאמיים?” “אין כניסה ליהודים, אנחנו מצפים ממך למות”.

אירופה לא עוזרת בחצר האחורית שלהם באוקראינה, מה שגורם לך לחשוב שהם יסייעו לישראל?

התחוור לי, עם האתאיזם הופך גדול יותר במערב, כמובן שהם לא הולכים לטיפול על יהודים. כך שזה לא מפתיע שאירופה לא אכפת. חוץ מזה, אני חושד שהמוסלמים עולים במספר יהודים עכשיו. אירופים מאבדים את המספרים שלהם, כי הם לא מפריעים שיש ילדים. אז החישוב הוא; זה בטוח יותר כדי לגבות את האיסלאם. כל כך הרבה לצלבנים.

אני חושד שצרפתים רבים היו להיות משוחררים אם היהודים עזבו.

הנה עוד משהו להסתכל עליו. אני גר בטוסון, אריזונה.הגבול המקסיקני הוא מאה קילומטרים משם. מה היית ארצות הברית עושה אם טילים שנורו ממקסיקו?

(זה מספיק גרוע שאני מכיר אנשים שחושבים שהילדים מגיעים יחד לגבול שלנו, שנשלחו על ידי כוחות ערמומיים יותר, שרוצים לערער את ארצות הברית).

לפני שפורסמתי שישראל צריכה להפוך את עזה למגרש חניה.הבניינים בעיר עזה יצרו את הסוג הגרוע ביותר של לוחמה בשטח בנוי.

מה גורם לך לחשוב חמאס רגיל לעשות את זה שוב? או מישהו ערמומי יותר?

ישראל נאלצה לבצע שטוח המקום, יש כיבוש צבאי של עזה, יש תכנית מתכננים צבאיים ולבנות מחדש את המבנים, עם מתכנני ערים עוזרים לצבא כדי לבנות בניינים כדי לסייע לצבא הישראלי. האזרחים של עזה יהיו תחת שליטה ישראלית מלאה.

מישהו הערמומי יותר הוא ISIS. אני קראתי שהם מתכננים לכבוש את ירדן ולערוף המלך עבדאללה. אז מה? האזן לפרק הבא …

 

 

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Et Tu Brute.


Et Tu Brute?

Jillian, what’s up with that.  I haven’t called, posing as an irate customer in a while.

Oh how I sometimes wish I’d be delivered a magnificent Shakespearean death

And how’s your work day? LOL

Glad you can laugh, Mrs. Rossi.  Why do you want a magnificent Shakespearean Death?   I don’t think Shakespeare heard of Rhode Island, Providence, the Mafia, and the Patriarca Crime Family.  What did you have in mind?  Work can’t be THAT bad.  At leaWicked pissah!! Are they from Salem?st you have work.  You live in Rhode Island.   BTW, my favorite Shakespearean Death Scene?  Macbeth.  “No man of woman born can slay Macbeth!”

Macduff laughs.  “I was born of Caesarian Section!”

Macbeth, is to use that wonderful Yorkshire term, Gobsmacked.  “Witches didn’t cover that, rotten witches.”

Macbeth winds up as Shish Kebab.

Ah, a proper beheading!  I enjoy Antony and Cleopatra.

You would, Mrs. Rossi. :)  Hahahaha!

Yo, those witches are wicked!  They didn’t say nothin’ bout dat!  Oh what shall I do? LOL

Wicked pissah!! Are they from Salem?

Which is why the witches were hung.  Lady Macbeth was hopping mad.

Today I am so anxious to get out from behind the desk.

And do what?

Weed my gahden lol  (Gahden=Garden for all you non New England types).  :)

You’ll have to leave work to do that.  Wont Diane be wicked pissed?

Ey! I don’t give a ….. Why I ought-ta!

You’ll do what?  I’m waiting. :)

Give you a knuckle sandwich!

As long as it’s perfumed.

Nah, after eating an Italian grinder LOL

What did you have on the grinder?  You tryin to grind my teeth?

LOL… I get mine w/everything!!  So good!  Although I can’t remember the last time I had one.  I seem to fantasize about food since I’ve been on this diet.,

I hate that yeah, can’t get food out of my mind.  Well there is food for thought for the day.  Have a good night Mrs. Rossi, I mean Jillian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stupid Lawyer Jokes.


Most lawyers would not be the victims of stupid lawyer courtroom stunts but here are some.

Lawyer:  How many autopsies do you do on dead people?

Doctor:  We only do them on dead people.  Live ones tend to object.

Lawyer:  Why would they object?

Doctor:  Because it would hurt and it isn’t like the skit in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life.   You can’t live without a liver.

Moral of this story, Doctor.  Only answer yes/no.  Otherwise, you are opening the door to the stupid questions.  Where was the judge in all this.  Oh, under the table laughing.

Here is another one:

Lawyer:  How did you know Mr. Johnson was dead?

Doctor:  Well his brain is in a jar filled with formaldehyde on my desk.

Lawyer:  Why is his brain on your desk.

Doctor:  (Can’t believe what he is hearing and it is time to break out the Pythonesque sarcasm).  He came into my office and said “My brain hurts!”

Lawyer:  You could have given that poor man an aspirin.  I want the good doctor arrested for murder Your Honor!  Your Honor?

The judge is falling all over his desk laughing himself into a possible heart attack.

Moral of story: Make sure growing lawyers got those questions out of their system in law school.  You can see the silliness and possible tragedies that can come out of this.

 

 

 

 

 

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Simon Schama The Story of the Jews


I watched all five episodes of the Simon Schama series, The Story of the Jews.  It may be the best series I’ve seen on Judaism, that really makes you understand why certain things happened.

Much of this is my interpretation of what he showed.  The Romans destroyed the temple, probably figuring by doing that, they destroyed Judaism.

Jews and Christians were living in many places in peace, but for certain Christian leaders, that made conversions more difficult.    Hence, demonizing the Jews.  Some days, I wish I could be as bad as made out.  Just needed to inject that sarcasm.

Then, in the Middle Ages, because we could charge interest, we were useful until there were riots and the debt needed to be cancelled.  Then, a ruler could cancel the debt, and send us all packing.  Gives being fired an entirely new meaning.

Poland invited us in and it was a haven, until the country was divided between Austro-Hungary, Prussia and Russia.  Then to quote an old American TV show, things really got rotten.  Catherine the Great ended up with all these Jewish subjects, she didn’t want, who were competition for Russians.  As Jar Jar would say in Star Wars, “How Wude!”

The Enlightenment promised liberation from the ghettoes.  Then nationalism reared its ugly head.  Hence the Dreyfus Trial and Mayor Karl Luger in Vienna, making Theodore Herzl think there was no future for Jews anywhere, but their own country.

The Shoah needs retelling, but you get the point.  The ultimate happened.  Then, the creation of Israel.

I finally got to read the book, and it was excellent.  You can see how we evolved, at least until 1492, when this volume ends.  It is a long involved history.  Do you have time to sit down and listen.  I suggest you make time.

 

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The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld.


Amy Chua is known by many as the “Tiger Mom.”  Jed Rubenfeld is her husband and they both teach at Yale.  You already have the power couple of New Haven, Connecticut.

The Triple Package is three things that make certain groups in the Unitut ed States successful.  The groups they followed included Jews, Chinese, Indians, Cubans, Mormons and Nigerian Americans.

They may have had to start from nothing.  The Cubans fleeing Castro for example, were successful in Cuba, but had to start on the bottom here.

The Mormons are disciplined and by going on their missions, they learn languages and see more of the world.

The Nigerians are from the two large groups in Southern Nigeria, the Igbo and the Yoruba.

Hey, if these folks aren’t welcome where they’re from, we’ll take them.  The Ottoman  Sultan considered it a gift, when Ferdinand and Isabella expelled the Jews from Spain.

Speaking of Jews, I found pages 104 and 105 in the book interesting.  Dennis Prager  on his show talked about how it is the back of almost Jews minds that we can be persecuted, then murdered.  Author Dennis Smith put it differently.  With our history, you don’t want to be anxious or neurotic?  Tough, if you are Jewish you are born into it.  We had Sigmund Freud for a reason.

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Race and Genetics Time Magazine.


Click on Time Magazine for the article.  I’ve written before about Genetics and Politics.  What about Genetics and History?  The author is the former New York Times Science Editor, Nicholas Wade.

 

Take a look at the following passage from the article:

 

Conventionally, these social differences are attributed solely to culture. But if that’s so, why is it apparently so hard for tribal societies like Iraq or Afghanistan to change their culture and operate like modern states? The explanation could be that tribal behavior has a genetic basis. It’s already known that a genetic system, based on the hormone oxytocin, seems to modulate the degree of in-group trust, and this is one way that natural selection could ratchet the degree of tribal behavior up or down.  

There would be an interesting thing to look for.  If people intermarry in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, how does the tribalism lessen?  Where do factors, such as urbanization kick in?  The evolution takes a while, but what starts it, and when does it kick in?  It is true, China gave up tribalism around the time of Christ.

Yes, this could be ammunition for racists, but Mr. Wade is right.  All humans share the same basic genes, even with differences.  Maybe more education will help down the road.  Further down I will show two of these differences and allow my readers to see what they think.

I will write more about English development when I get Economist Gregory Clark’s book to read.  Thomas Malthus thought there would be too many people.  Instead, England went from being a violent society to a quieter, more literate one.

Not as strange as it sounds.  The animal kingdom can change by breeding even faster.  Most animals, don’t live as long as humans.  The Russians have had an experiment to show how certain wolves changed genetically and evolved into dogs.  The wolves who became dogs weren’t afraid of us and wanted to be around humans.  I also remember a Public Broadcasting show about Raccoons in Toronto.  The urban animals are developing genetic differences in selection.  Heck, humans  still have arranged marriages in many places.  The matchmaking wasn’t just to make the character Yente in Fiddler on the Roof happy.  Alvin Toffler explained in The Third Wave what families might look for in a spouse.  With the way she sees and the way he looks, they’re a perfect match.

In other words, English society wasn’t always this civil.

I just finished reading Nicholas Wade’s book.  You realize through our history, human beings were selectively breeding for certain traits, they may just have not been able to put a word on it.

I wonder with modern society how human genetics are going to change, over what distances and what are people going to look for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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