Tag: politics

Palestinian Syndrome – Do You Suffer From It?

November 11th, 2017, No Comments

Newspapers devote a great deal of column space to the Middle East for good reason. Political and judicial freedoms began there when the nation of Israel stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai – prior to gaining land borders – and created a revolutionary set of new laws. Those laws went far beyond the seven […]

Was the SS Communist? Look at the Nazi Platform

August 7th, 2017, No Comments

The National Democratic Socialist Party – Another Communist Manifesto Here in America, the Republicans like to talk about ‘values’ and the Democrats, ‘compassion’. Our present-day confusions of politics with morality requires a return to an understanding that human values exist independently of most political platforms. Other than the Middle East, where theocracies either thrive or […]

Israel In Flames

November 24th, 2016, No Comments

Terrorism has taken another route in Israel – fires have been burning out of control while multiple countries sent additional planes to drop water on our desert nation.  The city of Haifa, home to many University students and hi-tech industries is the latest blaze requiring tens of thousands to be evacuated.  The latest bulletin stated that […]

HUMAN(IST) – Do Not Assimilate!

August 24th, 2016, No Comments

In my slow travels through the warmer places of the world, I’ve visited countries where neo-Nazis like ‘Golden Dawn‘ hold parliamentary seats. But then, I’ve lived in New Hampshire, USA where swastikas adorned the necks of young men who beat up elderly Jews in supermarket parking lots. In Holland, two elderly Jewish survivors of the […]

What About The Hague? International Answers for ISIS Prisoners

June 15th, 2016, No Comments

The Netherlands is also the hinterland for international justice. An international appeal is now warranted to that August body for help with an international crisis. We are faced with a quandary in the form of ISIS that you may not understand first hand from your living room sofa. I divide my time between America, where […]

Your Money AND Your Life – The USA

October 27th, 2015, No Comments

The comedian, Jack Benny, used to answer this demand with the phrase, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.” For Judge Wiggins of Marion, Alabama, that question was deemed part of the legal process in his courtroom. Life is no idyll for a judge in post-constitutional America but judicial review of process is not a dispensable part of […]

Dear Politicians (and voters)

September 30th, 2015, No Comments

Dear Politicians, You have all been reading the ‘linked in’ website for too long and refuse to follow a single thread of policy, from start to finish, without a comparison being drawn. There are no discussions of protecting the vulnerable populations without pointing at a less vulnerable group to blame for …, invulnerability perhaps? We […]

Your Money AND Your Life – Israel

April 16th, 2015, No Comments

My first visit to Israel was two years ago where I was thrilled to meet many other visitors from places I’d never been in Europe and Asia. Fortunately, good manners among the young have declined so I was able to hear their sincere views about Jews in general. The advantage was our ability to speak […]

‘Ultra Nationalism’ – An Oxymoron for the Ages

December 28th, 2014, No Comments

To tell you the truth, I’m sick and tired of watching the equivalent of present-day Nazis hide behind the ridiculous label of “ultra-nationalism’. A person claiming to advocate nationalism from the point of view of a given group is promoting the framer’s view of their identity. Reform efforts still fall within boundaries intended by the […]

The Sure Heart – Reflections Upon the Medicare System

October 28th, 2013, No Comments

The USA has a very important system of support for Americans who have long believed that we must live beyond our sixty-plus hour work-weeks in order to actually enjoy retirement. It is truly at the heart of any discussion of our work habits. While US citizens are among the hardest working individuals in the western […]

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