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  1. Proud Conservative Mom

    Adar
    By: Rav Mordechai Burg

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    “When Adar arrives, we increase in joy”.

    // Taanis 29a

    Why specifically in Adar are we being instructed to increase our joy? What does it mean to increase joy? If we are happy, then we are happy. Can anyone simply choose to be happier?

    The Hebrew name Adar is related to the word “adir,” which means strength and power. This indicates that in Adar, we have a special strength that we do not have access to in other months. We know that Moshe Rabbeinu was born and died in the month of Adar. Chazal teach us that Haman was excited that his lottery fell out in Adar because he knew that it was the month when Jews would have the mazal of Moshe Rabbeinu’s death. What he did not know was that it was also the month when Moshe was born. How is it that Haman knew when Moshe died but did not know the date of his birth? Haman thought this was a month of weakness when it is, in fact, as the name Adar suggests, a month of increased strength and power. Furthermore, why is it that this month we are gifted with an increase in strength and power?

    The Gemara tells us (Pesachim 110a), “Melech poretz geder — a king may break down fences to make a path.” The king is given the power to break through the boundaries of private property as a shortcut on the way to his destination. Halacha reflects reality. By learning the inner essence of a halacha we develop a Godly worldview. A King can break down barriers because the King represents Hashem. Hashem, our infinite King, has no boundaries or limitations. There is no “private property” in this world, and He can traverse wherever he wishes.

    עָלָ֚ה הַפֹּרֵץ֙ לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם פָּֽרְצוּ֙ וַיַּֽעֲבֹ֔רוּ שַׁ֖עַר וַיֵּ֣צְאוּ ב֑וֹ וַיַּֽעֲבֹ֚ר מַלְכָּם֙ לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם וַֽיהֹוָ֖ה בְּרֹאשָֽׁם

    The breaker has gone up before them; they broke and passed through a gate and went out through it; and their king passed before them, and Hashem was at their head. (Micah 2:13)

    Mashiach is referred to as a poretz, a boundary breaker. In fact, Mashiach is descended from Peretz, which also indicates the breaking of a boundary. Mashiach, emulating Hashem’s ways, will break the boundaries of this physical world and usher us into the World to Come. And if Hashem is a poretz and Mashiach is a poretz then we too must become people who break down boundaries. How can we do this?

    The Rebbe Rashab (Rabbi Sholom Dovber, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe) paraphrased the aforementioned Gemara and said: “simcha poretz geder”—joy breaks through boundaries.”

    There is a fundamental difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is temporary. It is based on a particular condition. When we receive a gift, we are happy. When we suffer a loss, we are sad. Joy is everlasting. It is not based on any particular condition. Joy comes from having a worldview of faith. It is the deep knowledge that Hashem runs the world and that all is going according to plan. Regardless of what happens to us, we can remain in a state of joy. This does not mean that the joyful person cannot also be sad. Of course, one who suffers a tragic loss is called upon to mourn. To feel exceptional pain and remain in a state of joy is not a contradiction. In fact, it is the inner state of joy that allows us to feel exceptionally painful feelings without losing ourselves to those feelings.

    Put differently, if we consider joy as an expression of faith in Hashem’s plan, then joy is the ultimate act of submission. Joy is lost when we attempt to be in control. Life will not always go the way we want it to. If it were up to us, we would all have wealth, the perfect shidduch, well-behaved children, etc… Life does not work this way. Faced with this reality, we have two choices, submit ourselves to Hashem’s plan and live with a deep state of joy or try to control that which is uncontrollable and abandon joy. (As found in the serenity prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.) One who submits to the will of Hashem and lives with a state of inner joy has broken through the boundaries of this finite world. In the finite world, we can become depressed by the lack of wealth, the struggles of marriage, and the challenges of raising children. One who has totally submitted themselves to the will of Hashem is no longer constrained by the finite boundaries of our world. Everything is exactly as it should be. This is what it means to be a poretz, one who breaks down boundaries.

    This middah of submission ushers in the era of Mashiach. The world proclaims, “I am. I exist.” Our ego tells us that we exist independently from Hashem. Our Godly soul echoes the words of Avraham Avinu, who said, “I am but dust and ashes,” and Moshe Rabbeinu, who said, “What are we?” To make this world a dwelling place for Hashem, we must invite Hashem into our lives. Hashem is welcomed into our lives when we make space for Him. As long as we arrogantly proclaim our independent existence, there is no space for Hashem. By submitting ourselves to Hashem’s plan, and by living a joyful life, we create space for Hashem in this world. This is the process through which we bring Mashiach.

    אֵיזֶהוּ גִבּוֹר, הַכּוֹבֵשׁ אֶת יִצְרוֹ

    Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations. (Avos 4:1)

    True strength is not dominance over another but dominance over ourselves. Seen through this lens, Adar means the strength (adir) that comes from increasing our Emunah in Hashem’s plan, leaving the finite world of our own ego, and living with the true joy that brings Mashiach. Chazal cannot instruct us to increase our happiness because, as we already stated, happiness is conditional. Joy, however, is something that we can consciously increase; it requires becoming more God-conscious and submitting ourselves to His plan.

    Haman as the paradigmatic Amalekite lived in a finite world of boundaries. It is natural that he focused on Moshe Rabbeinu’s death and not his birth. Everything finite eventually dies. When the lottery fell out in the month of Adar, Haman naturally thought of it as the time when Moshe died. In contrast, birth involves the boundaryless infinite. A child comes into this world from beyond this world. For us, Adar is not the month where Moshe dies but the month when he was born. No wonder the zodiac of Adar is the fish that represents fertility and fruitful blessings. It is readily understandable that we are instructed to increase our joy in the month of Adar. Adar is a time when we are called upon to live in an infinite fashion. We break down the boundaries by increasing our joy, and submitting our will to the will of the Almighty.

    The word Adar can also be understood as aleph dar, the time when Hashem, the alupho shel olam, is brought to dar, to dwell in this world. This is our Jewish mission. To build for Hashem a dwelling place in our world. As we enter into this time period, may we be blessed with an increased awareness of Hashem in our lives, an increased submission to the will of Hashem, and an increase in joy as we invite the Alupho Shel Olam (Master of the World) to dwell in our world.

  2. Proud Conservative Mom

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    Chazakim by Moshe Tischler

    Please note, that there are many times where the translation of the stunning language of Hebrew into English doesn’t do it justice and isn’t a perfect translation.
    English is a very wordy language.
    Hebrew is not.

    This song, became one of my go to songs.
    I discovered it a few days ago and everyone that I have shared it with, loved it from the very first word of the song.

    (I listen to it during my brisk morning walks. It makes me want to dance and sing. 😃😃😃)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oDSCFrtlwtw

    Translation:
    We are strong, we will never fall
    Even if they all come
    He is stronger than anything, G-d is great
    We will never fall
    We’re all together
    As always.

    Hear Israel and listen to the voice,
    days will come and we will stop suffering like this
    It’s closer than ever and it’s no illusion
    The time is short and the work is finished

    Shout to G-d, get up and pray
    Soon it will happen (Moshiach’s arrival), you’ll see
    Fear not, you are not alone
    We are all with you.

    We are strong, we will never fall
    Even if they all come (against us)
    He is stronger than anything, G-d is great
    We will never fall
    We’re all together
    As always.

    We’ve been through enough already
    For two thousand years, Jews have been hoping
    In pure wholesomeness (incorporating the way Hashem wants us to live our lives from the time we wake until we go to sleep; it’s the way we lead our entire lives), maybe today he will come
    With all the power you have, just tell
    G-d, thank you for everything there is
    Get up and laugh, erase the sadness
    Believe, it will be good.

    We are strong, we will never fall
    Even if they all come (against us)
    He is stronger than anything, G-d is great
    We will never fall
    We’re all together
    As always.

    1. bill smith

      Nope, it’s a Bambot…. they flew through a flock of Bambahnim and one of them got stuck on the engine.

    2. bill smith

      Nope, it’s a Bambot…. they flew through a flock of Bambahnim and one of them got stuck on the engine.

  3. Proud Conservative Mom

    Have a good night everyone!

    I’m cautiously optimistic that tomorrow morning will be the last oral surgery that I will need, Be’Ezras Hashem.

    I don’t know if I will be on tomorrow.
    Dilaudid makes me feel loopy. (🙈🙉🙊)
    That being said I will play it by “ear” to see if I will be able to be online tomorrow perhaps in the early evening.

    In any event, I wish you all the very best of everything.

  4. bill smith

    Ah, there is an option for “classic disqus” or “new disqus”. This page is set to “new disqus”, but if set to classic, the vote up arrow becomes just a number.
    Also…. this version, one can see the number of down votes (if any), but the classic only shows a red down arrow if 1 or more people sown votes.

    Any strong preference?

    *** The previous page is now closed, but to see the difference, I set it to “classic”.
    Can see it here:
    https://ntjp.news/2023/02/shavua-tov-the-open-forum-02-12-23/

          1. Weary Traveler

            Acording to one of the regulars on w3Pp, Gus has been posing as a girl on online gaming forums trying to lure young boys. He really is disGUSting.

  5. Weary Traveler

    Here’s a story Marty told me at Panera earlier that should get a good laugh.

    He found out recently this neighbor of his in the Oakland place died. Apparently, she was hit by a car when she was out of town. He looked her up online to see if he could find any news stories about the accident, and the first thing he came across was her Twitter page, and he found out that she was a rabid Trump hating lib.

    Oh, but it gets even better. Marty also found out that she was a published author, and her book was about a woman who discovered that her cat was her dream guy. And this woman did live alone with a cat. Gives a whole new meaning to “crazy cat lady.”

    If libs are good for anything, it is making you realize no matter how much you may feel dissatisfied with your own life, that their lives are actually a much bigger mess than yours. Case and point; Meghan and Harry.

    1. bill smith

      Mice, when infected with gondi plasma toxicity parasite, are attracted to the smell of cat urine…. they hang around cat urine and eventually get eaten by cats. The preferred host of the parasite is cats…. and the parasites infect and influence the behaves of potential victims.
      Depending on the area, humans are also infected by the same parasite at rates from 10 to 50%.

      It is believed that human infection by the parasite is a non-issue….. but there is some evidence that it makes people slightly more clumsy, and slightly higher in intelligence…. it happens to humans more in areas of dampness, poor hygiene, humidity, and owners of cats.

      I have long believed that leftism is a mental disease and I also strongly suspect that leftists might actually be infected by the gondi plasma toxicity causing parasite.
      https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html

      1. Weary Traveler

        If only there was a way I could round up all the aspies around here, and put them on some island somewhere. I am sure would want to film it to see what would happen, but I wouldn’t need to see that show to tell you it would be a combination of Jerry Springer and a Greek tragedy. LOL

      1. Weary Traveler

        I never liked him, and couldn’t get what others saw in him. “Oh, but he speaks so well.” So what?

  6. Chief Mac

    Looks like Hitlery has another notch in her suicide belt. People are just dying to get away from the Clintons

    Clinton Aide Linked to Jeffrey Epstein Ruled a Suicide Despite No Sign of Weapon
    BY MATT MARGOLIS 10:52 AM ON FEBRUARY 22, 2023

    Mark Middleton, who served as a special adviser to Bill Clinton and reportedly let notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein into the Clinton White House at least seven times, was found dead last year. Middleton was found tied to a tree with an extension cord around his neck and a gunshot wound to his chest.

    After nearly a year, his death has curiously been ruled a suicide — even though the weapon that killed him was nowhere to be found.

    “The grisly scene where a top Bill Clinton adviser was found hanged from a tree with a gunshot wound to his chest has finally been revealed nine months after he took his life,” reports The Daily Mail. “But the sheriff’s report into Mark Middleton’s death raises more questions than answers as it shows his death was ruled a suicide – but the weapon that killed him was nowhere to be found.”

    Related: 20 of Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims Were Paid Through JPMorgan Chase

    Middleton’s family members had petitioned the judge to keep the report of his death out of the public eye, but the judge eventually ruled that all but photographs could be released.

    “I could see that he had a gunshot wound to the chest and that he had a knot tied in an extension cord that was around his neck and it was attached to the limb directly above him,” Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Lawson wrote in his report.

    Three boxes of buckshot and a gun case were found in his vehicle, but no weapon. Middleton’s family claimed he’d been suffering from depression.

    1. AuntiE*TFL

      I find this unacceptable. There have already been child custody cases amongst some homosexual couples. They had a child through surrogacy, ended up seeking a divorce and having large custody battles. Yes, I do understand this can happen in heterosexual couples divorce and have custody fights; however, at least their parents are of the “norm”.

    2. Sapper 9

      The baby wasn’t born to a gay couple, it was born to a queer man and a baby factory mother; however, I agree with your last sentence completely.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I remember them. I had no idea they were still around.

          Remember you could send in pictures back in the day, and they would put the picture on the label? One of my friends had a roommate from Hell back in the early 2000s who was a total slob, and the guy’s room was a total pig stye. He didn’t pull his own weight, and after getting fired, not only did he fail to tell his roommates what happened, but spent his UI checks on married middle aged bar skanks.

          Naturally, they had to all move out, because with out him pulling his weight, they couldn’t afford to stay there. So my buddy decided one day when the idiot wasn’t home because he was out trolling for more married middle aged bar skanks, to take a picture of the guy’s messy room, and he actually sent it to Jones Soda to put on the label. LOL

          1. John Gillis

            LOLOLOL 😄😄😄😄😄

            Priceless! Reminds me of my college roommate who looked like Sean Penn. Stuffed dirty laundry in a pillowcase to sleep on. Despite his piggy appearance, he picked up girls. That mystified me until I engaged them in conversation! 😆

          2. Weary Traveler

            Exactly. It’s the quality, not the quantity. That roommate my friend had, sure he got a lot of “action”, but in reality, far from anything to brag about.

  7. Weary Traveler

    I keep saying this because it is true, and apparently needs to be drilled in to everyone’s heads. Even during the war, there was NEVER a need a rationing. It was governments doing what governments do, which is using a crisis to gain more power over the plebs. It is really all nothing more than an admission of failure, corruption and greed. And those who tell you that you need to sacrifice, are the ones who need to be sacrificed on the altar of their pagan religion, and have their temples burned to the ground.

    As for the second bit, about Christians being declared “unfit for office” in Scotland… As I have made more than perfectly clear, I am no fan of Christianity, or of Jesus himself. However, with that said, which religion is responsible for the grooming gangs and the knife attacks in the UK? A better conversation to have is how Islam is unfit for the west, and should be vigorously legislated out of any civilized country. And anyone who says otherwise is a traitor to humanity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqrw9d6ALMY

    1. Tony

      There is something missing in the rationing comments, I was alive during World War Two. OK, I was only a kid, but I remember rationing. Most of us were dead poor, lived in small houses, and wages were peanuts.The others lived in big houses, drove big cars (cars ??? in the 1940’s ?? unbelievable) and my mum told me they were in the BLACK MARKET (not that one, we didn’t have any blacks back then. They came later).As everywhere, there were two parallel systems – the ones who followed the rules and the ones who just walked round them. Rationing was about control, and it wouldn’t work today despite all the new technology,
      The commentary on Scotland is frightening. No other comment necessary.

      1. Weary Traveler

        One of the reasons I strongly believe rationing would not work today, is I think governments pushed the “collective sacrifice for the greater good” way too far with COVID, and in spite of the “pandemic” being over, still do not want to let go of those controls. It just makes it all the more apparent that rationing is always only about control.

        As for the second bit, is down right scary when a group is being unfairly targeted. It’s always for the reason that they stand in the way of someone’s agenda. And, target the people against any other group than those in charge, which is who the people should be fighting.

        I always found the “tax the rich” rhetoric alarming for those very reasons. All people see is wealth, and through the eyes of their own envy, and ignore that a group of people is being unfairly targeted, and for no good reason. It is unequal treatment under the law, which is corruption by definition.

        1. Tony

          We seem to think pretty much along the same lines, only you put it better.
          Rationing – an additional point – I don’t know whether it was the same over there. But when I was a kid it was much more a conformist society, repressed not just by the State but equally by Christianity. Now, especially since mass emigration from you know where, it’s not like that any more. No respect for anything, the Goverment and Churches are just laughed at. Which is why a lot of us are waiting not just for the government to fall, for the whole mess that the country is now, to go smash.

          1. Weary Traveler

            “I don’t know whether it was the same over there. But when I was a kid itwas much more a conformist society, repressed not just by the State but equally by Christianity.”

            Pretty much the same here, hence why Ayn Rand wrote much of the stuff she did. However, there were more pockets of resistance in the US. Farmers were hurt the most by it, and would be the first to tell you that the rationing never needed to happen. The government was threatening farmers if they grew too much. My friend, Julie; her maternal grandparents were “Oakies” = Oklahoma farmers, and her grandfather was told to stop growing so much food on his own property because of food rationing. …or else.

            You would think if there was a real food shortage, they would applaud farmers who are able to grow more food. But instead, they were threatening to fine him and seize his land.

      2. AuntiE*TFL

        I absolutely must tell this family story about sugar rationing. It came from my maternal grandmother. One of the homes her sister-in-law resided in was built such you could walk a complete circuit of the house from kitchen back to the kitchen; kitchen to dining room to hall way, through guest bathroom, through living room, to small library, hall back to kitchen. One afternoon her sister-in-law (just a youngster) picked up a bag of rationed sugar and walked through the circuit of the house carrying referenced bag. Unbeknownst to her, it had a whole in it. There was a trail of sugar all through that house circuit.🙀😳😮 I was not informed if there were consequences for this incident.

      1. Sapper 9

        I am surprised that he hasn’t had giant checks printed up, as he flies to other nations and hands out MONEY BORROWED BY OUR GOVERNMENT, money that we will be paying interest on until the end of days.

  8. bill smith

    Sleep Aids Linked to an 80 Percent Increased Risk of Dementia
    The study followed approximately 3,000 older white and black adults without dementia over an average duration of nine years, to find that white participants who frequently used sleep medications had a 79 percent increased risk of developing dementia compared to those who rarely used them.

    During the study, 20 percent of participants developed dementia, and researchers discovered that whites were three times as likely as blacks to take sleep medications often.

    Whites were also much more likely to use sleep aids like benzodiazepines, trazodone, and “Z-drugs,” which include zopiclone, eszopiclone, zaleplon, and zolpidem (Ambien).

    “We’ve known for a while that certain sleep medications like benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of dementia,” Percy Griffin, who holds a doctorate in molecular cell biology and is the Alzheimer’s Association director of scientific engagement, told The Epoch Times.

  9. bill smith

    A short time ago an alarm was sounded in the city of Ashkelon. It is about three launches towards the city that were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Last night, the mayor, Tomer Glam, directed the opening of the public shelters throughout the city.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Exactly. I tried Tofu once, and it was one of the most nasty things I ever ate. Right up there with Kale.

  10. Proud Conservative Mom

    Make Your Best Effort, and God Completes the Task

    By: Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski ZTL

    Parshas Trumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19 )

    You shall make a Menorah of pure gold, hammered out
    shall the Menorah be made, its base, its shaft, its cups,its knobs and its blossoms shall be [hammered] from it# (25:31)

    Rashi calls our attention to the wording of this verse, which begins with “You shall make a Menorah,” but closes with “shall the Menorah be made.” The intricate elements of the Menorah were not to be made separately and then attached to it. Everything had to be hammered out from a single piece of gold.

    Inasmuch as this was beyond human ability, God instructed Moses to put the gold ingots into the fire, and the Menorah emerged, fashioned by God.

    This is an important lesson. We are obligated to do what is right and proper and demanded of us, but we are not always able to bring things to completion. But this does not give us permission to sit back and do nothing. We must do whatever is within our ability to do and trust in God for a favorable outcome.

    This is a delicate balance which is often ignored. Some people insist on doing everything themselves, refusing to accept the limitations of reality. They become frustrated when they cannot control everything, even when clear thinking indicates that there are things beyond one’s control. On the other hand, some people who realize that they cannot control the outcome may sit back and do nothing. “What’s the use?” they say. “I cannot make things turn out the way I want anyway.”

    The Menorah teaches us the proper balance. We must do what we can. When we have made a sincere effort, it is then that God will help us bring it to completion. “God will bless you in all that you do” (Deuteronomy 15:18).

    The Baal Shem Tov uses this concept to explain a rather puzzling verse in Psalms. “Yours, O God, is kindness, for you repay each man according to his deeds” (Psalms 62:13). If God rewards a person only according to his deeds, that is simply justice. In what way is this a kindness?

    The Baal Shem Tov says that a person only initiates the deed, but God brings it to completion, God rewards the person as if he had completed the entire deed himself. That is beyond what the person deserved, and that is a Divine kindness.

    “You shall make” and “it shall be made.” The Menorah was a source of light. This lesson illuminates for us a proper path in life.

  11. Proud Conservative Mom

    Giving That Is Taking

    By: Rabbi Ron Jawary

    Parshas Trumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19 )

    One of the main misconceptions people have about Judaism is that they feel they are doing God a favor by doing mitzvot. However, since God is Infinite and complete, there isn’t anything we can do for the Divine.

    This week the Torah teaches us that what would seem like the most altruistic gift of all time — the giving of our assets to build God’s home — is not really giving at all. It is an opportunity to open ourselves to a relationship with the Divine. “Build for Me a temple and I will dwell amongst you.” Perhaps that is why the giving of our resources to build the temple is referred to as “taking” – “Speak to the Children of Israel and let them take for Me a portion…” (Exodus, 25:2).

    Every time we do a mitzvah, we create an eternal connection between ourselves and the Divine. Doing something for God is really doing something for ourselves. We can become a little bit kinder and a little more understanding. The attitude we need to nurture is that everything in life is one big opportunity to connect with God. He is the ultimate giver in the world, and we can choose to be His conduit or partner — the medium of connection between this world and the Divine. That’s one of the reasons why the Torah is called a “tree of life:” it teaches us how to plant seeds that can blossom for eternity.

  12. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Just In – An Israeli bus driver is lightly hurt after stones at hurled at his vehicle on the Route 60 highway, close to the West Bank outpost of Givat Asaf, medics say.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

      1. Weary Traveler

        All while America sinks in to another Great Depression. All to protect the Biden Crime Family.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Not a bad idea. There’s a house on the Monterey peninsula I got my eye on, and would love to buy and move in to. I could sure use some of that $10 billion, even if it is say only $10 million of it. Since I am sure Ukrainian “freedom fighters” don’t have to pay taxes. LOL

          1. John Gillis

            Need to set up a charity for indigent Ukrainians. It wouldn’t be investigated closely by the wokesters.

  13. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – ‘True friend of Israel’: Netanyahu hails visiting McConnell

    McConnell arrived in Israel as the head of a Republican delegation

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

    “It’s great to see you, you are a true friend of Israel, I appreciate it very much and I say this from the bottom of my heart,” Netanyahu said. “I have known you, Senator McConnell, and many more of you, for many years, and I know that we have no better friends.”

    The hawkish Netanyahu rarely hides his affinity for US Republicans, though he often emphasizes the importance of bipartisan support for the Jewish state.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  14. bill smith

    The Sovereignty Movement: A Day of Rejoicing for the Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria and for the Entire Jewish People

    The Sovereignty Movement views the completion of the transfer of civil powers in Judea and Samaria to Minister Smotrich as a critical step on the way to Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

    The Sovereignty Movement welcomes the regularization of the transfer of civil powers in Judea and Samaria to the Minister in the Ministry of Defense, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, and strongly supports Prime Minister, Mr. Netanyahu, for completing the move with good will as a step toward normalization of the lives of about half a million citizens of Judea and Samaria, the pioneers of our generation.

    In the movement, they view the transfer of authority into civilian hands as a direct continuation of the momentum toward strengthening Jewish communities since the establishment of the new government. “The validation of nine communities, the repeal of the law of secession in northern Samaria, and now the transfer of civil responsibility for the communities of Judea and Samaria to a minister committed to bolstering the communities and causing them to flourish are steps that constitute a dramatic stage on the way to the application of Israel’s sovereignty in Judea and Samaria,” the movement says.

    The leaders of the movement, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, characterize the day of the transfer of powers as “a real day of rejoicing,” in their own words.

    “Analysis of the areas of responsibility passed into the hands of Minister Smotrich shows a real transformation, headed by the equalization of civil legislation between Judea and Samaria and the rest of the country. This decision is expected to have dramatic consequences for the lives and civil rights of the hundreds of thousands of residents and will promote bringing hundreds of thousands more to the expanses of Judea and Samaria that are awaiting them.”

    “Our congratulations are extended to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant, for this important step and for the cooperation and blessed work, together with Minister Smotrich who has the privilege of leading the sovereignty revolution in practice on the road to completing the realization of the vision of sovereignty for the sake of Israel’s security and future, based on the profound ancient right of the Jewish people to their land,” said Katsover and Matar.

    The Sovereignty Movement

  15. Weary Traveler

    Exactly as I have said since the COVID hysteria and bio-security tyranny started in 2020. Freedom is a God given right, and we shouldn’t have to rely on dissenting medical opinion to justify it. Under no circumstances, should lockdowns, mask mandates and socialist distancing ever be permitted again. This is also why, the other day I was saying there should be no “unless” clause any anti-mandate legislation like the bill in North Dakota.

    The Freedom Not to Wear a Mask

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-freedom-not-to-wear-a-mask/

    Best quote in the article….

    “Those who desired choice, including the right to live as they always had were derided as “selfish.” Actually, it was the lockdown, mask and expert-reverential who were selfish for foisting their fears on the rest of us.”

    This is also what I said since the beginning of the SCAMdemic, and right to the faces of the Branch-COVIDians as well who had the nerve to try to lecture me for not standing in my assigned square, or wearing a face diaper like a good little sheeple. They ARE the selfish ones, and none of them should ever be allowed to live any of it down. They are always the ones trying to impose their will on to others like the insecure little zealots they are, and always have been.

    It was never about any genuine fear of the virus, as it was protecting a narrative that gave them carte blanche to boss others around. Those people always were ugly and despicable, and they just proved it to us all beyond any reasonable doubt.

    Sorry they all have Asperger’s, but that doesn’t give them the right to inflict their defects on to others. The whole COVID fiasco only proved Michael Savage right, when he said 20 years ago that the whole Autism thing was just a huge racket, and that a vast majority of the time, it was just some brat that needed to be told to cut the act. And I’ll add, probably even smacked upside the head a few times.

    Because look at what they grew up to be; Branch COVIDians.

    1. Weary Traveler

      The sad part is, that it is true. They actually did say something like that once when a black 2A group formed not too long ago.

      They also tried to say “how do you like your 2A now”, when Antifa was sporting riffles. Of course, that is the very reason why we support the 2A in the first place. To protect ourselves from the likes of them. Naturally, the left always tries to project their own hypocrisy.

      1. John Gillis

        And Antifa/BLM put those rifles down when the recoil hurt their noodly arms and went back to playing Call of Duty. 🤣

          1. John Gillis

            Jeez!!!!!! That was awesome! Antifa pukes posing with AK-47s and can’t make a fist. That scrawny thing looks like he was pantsed at his own 1st date at age 23.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Maybe the would have ended up a little less screwed up if they watched Married With Children. High school sucks, but that show was great at showing what happens to the “cool kids” after high school. LOL

          3. Chief Mac

            Unless you have put in a few AK magazines it can be a little difficult, but geez it just takes a little practice and that Mosin-Nagant behind him isn’t light on the recoil.

  16. bill smith

    Why the 2020 Election was Unverifiable
    By Joe Fried
    Joe Biden acquired his job through a legal process. However, he did not earn enough verifiable votes to justify the certifications in six key swing states. This issue is addressed in my new book, but here is some of my reasoning. I have limited myself to one example of unverifiable votes for each of those swing states.

    Arizona

    At an Arizona Senate Committee hearing on January 24, 2022, we learned that precisely 95 percent of Maricopa County overseas military members (and their families) voted for Joe Biden. That is an amazing (as in phony) percentage, given that the overall county-wide vote was fairly even between Biden and Trump (51 to 49%). Winning the military vote in Maricopa County with a 90 percent margin strongly suggests the likelihood of fraud.

    The findings were presented at the Committee hearing by Paul Harris, a corporate executive who had been asked to conduct the review during the Cyber Ninjas audit. These are key points from the presentation. (See video @ 1:53.)

    The “ballots” were simply unsourced sheets of copy paper.
    The number of ballots had jumped dramatically, from 1,600 in 2016 to 9,600 in 2020.
    Exactly 95 percent of the votes were for Joe Biden. Harris estimated that these copy paper ballots provided 8,000 net votes to Biden, who ostensibly won the state by just over 10,000 votes.
    Paul Harris analyzed just one county. In Pima County, a witness named Kathleen Alby testified that “thousands” of “military faxes” were processed: “At one point that’s all that they were processing were the faxed ones.” And, as in Maricopa County, there was no chain-of-custody documentation. (See video at 8:32.)

    Georgia

    Garland Favorito is the head of VoterGA.org, and has a forty-year background in information technology. In a detailed press conference, Favorito and his cyber experts itemized fifteen categories of ballot irregularities found during their analysis of ballot images acquired from Fulton County, Georgia. (See video @ 27:00.)

    The number of unsupportable ballots found for this one county is forty-five times larger than Biden’s margin of victory for the entire state. Here are just five of the 15 findings:

    Although it takes one second to scan a ballot, there are over 4,000 ballots with precisely the same timestamp — to the second. Not possible.
    16,034 mail-in ballot authentication (sha) files were added several days after scanning. Also impossible.
    There are no ballot images to support 17,724 final certified recount presidential votes.
    There are no images to support 374,128 “certified” in-person votes, which is a violation of both federal and Georgia law.
    132,284 mail-in ballot images have no authentication files.
    Michigan

    Before the 2020 election, the Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, implemented an illegal procedure that seriously undermined the integrity of the election.

    Benson announced that all signatures would be presumptively valid — even if they were only slightly similar to registration signatures. The announcement was, effectively, an invitation to fraudsters to grab all the unused ballot applications they could find or buy; and fill them out and send them in.

    Trump opposed Benson’s new procedure, and he ended up winning in court — four months after the election. In March, 2021, State Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray: “Nowhere in this state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid…”

    By using an illegal standard for processing of signatures, and by announcing that new standard in advance so that fraudsters could exploit it, Benson effectively invalidated the Michigan election certification.

    Nevada

    Three months before the 2020 election, the Democrat administration in Nevada passed a law that gutted election controls, and made the 2020 election impossible to certify with credibility.

    Under the new Nevada law, all registered voters are automatically mailed ballots (not just applications). In 2020, this created mountains of unused ballots because lots of registered voters are not interested in voting, are not necessarily citizens, may have already moved to a new location, or are already “living” in the city cemetery.

    Jay Greenberg, a journalist with NeonNettle.com News, reported that thousands of ballots were being mailed to inactive voters in Democrat Clark County: “The vote-by-mail envelopes are piling up in post office trays, outside apartment complexes, and on community bulletin boards in and around Las Vegas.”

    Jenny Trobiani, a Clark County postal worker, wondered: “What’s going to happen with these things, they’re not secured at all and there are thousands of them just sitting here? This just seems fraudulent to me, something stinks here.”

    How hard was it to cheat in the 2020 Nevada election? In Clark County you just had to walk into any large apartment building, go to the mailbox area, scoop up a handful of ballots, sign them, and mail them in. There was no ID required, and it was very hard to fail a signature test in Nevada. That is still true today.

    The new Nevada law, coupled with its lack of an ID requirement, made the 2020 election unverifiable.

    Pennsylvania

    When the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth certified the election on November 24, 2020, there were 202,377 more ballots cast than the number of people shown to have voted. This irrefutable fact is one of several reasons many Pennsylvania legislators wanted Vice President Mike Pence to delay counting the electoral votes on January 6, 2021.

    On December 28, 2020 (well before the January 6th debacle), Pennsylvania Representative Frank Ryan issued a lengthy statement on behalf of himself and 16 other PA legislators. It had this title: “Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and in Error.”

    A reading of the Pennsylvania Code (25 PA. Stat. §3154) suggests that the certification may have violated Commonwealth law. The statute states that, if there is a significant unidentified excess of votes cast over persons who voted, there must be an investigation before the votes are recorded.

    There was no investigation. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania secretary simply noted that four counties had not yet submitted their voter information.

    Months after the election, the slowpoke counties finally submitted their voter information, and there no longer was a discrepancy of 202,377 votes. However, the remaining excess of ballots over voters was (and is) over 90,000, and that number exceeds Biden’s winning margin of 81,000 votes.

    In other words, it is likely that the election was and remains illegal under Pennsylvania law, and unverifiable under any credible audit standard.

    Wisconsin

    In an effort to spot possible irregularities, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty did a statistical analysis of the top ten voter turnout changes for Republican wards and Democrat wards. (See link @ pg. 78.) I have displayed the results graphically in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Percentage increase in voter turnout 2016 to 2020

    The very tall column to the right side of the Democrat wards is Madison Ward 124, and in some amazing way the voter turnout increased in that ward by 1,285 percent. That very unnatural increase could explain why Madison refused to provide ballot access to post-election auditors. (See link @ pg. 7.)

    The sharp increase in Madison’s voter turnout could be due to incredible voter enthusiasm. But more likely, it is due to the 200 drop boxes that were placed in the Democrat stronghold for special voting days called “Democracy in the Park” (a two-day, Biden-promoted event of very questionable legality).

    The Ward 124 anomaly has never been investigated.

    Conclusion

    Joe Biden is the legally-elected President of the United States. However, I believe he won several swing state elections that would not be certifiable if our elections were administered with credible election standards.

    Joe Fried is an Ohio-based CPA who has performed and reviewed hundreds of certified financial audits. He is the author of the new book, Debunked? An auditor reviews the 2020 election— and the lessons learned (Republic Book Publishers, 2022). It explains why the certifications of six swing state elections were premature.

      1. Chief Mac

        Nope – a 12 gauge makes that impossible. Tough bird – took a direct hit of #7 shot and still took 30 minutes to die

  17. Proud Conservative Mom

    ⚠️🛑⚠️ This Shabbat (Saturday) February 25 is announced as an antisemitic Day to show your Hate for Jewish people.
    groups of Neo-Nazis are planning this Shabbat (Saturday) to display their hatred for Jews in the streets everywhere in the country.
    First, it was a warning from Chicago Police Department to its local Jewish community, and now authorities in New York and Florida are also warning their Jewish communities to be vigilant.
    Last month, an anti-Semitic group based in Iowa designated Feb. 25 as a day of hate for Jews and other antisemitic white supremacists and hate groups have since said they plan to participate..!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69dd337cda68e77257f8632fa831af341b648c4dad68edd9718005b82f5cc705.jpg

    1. Weary Traveler

      Most of the discrimination against whites is because of white liberals, mainly WASPs. Yet the Jews get blamed. And the Neo-Nazis don’t complain about woke-ism for the same reasons we would. They just believe all the social welfare should go to them because they are weak. Those us us who are conservative, and most importantly, MAGA, don’t want the government involved in our lives at any capacity.

      I’ve said it before, and and bears repeating; Nazis are just honest progressive leftists.

  18. Proud Conservative Mom

    To my Jewish brethren: Have a glorious Shabbos in every single manner.

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    To my gentile friends: Have a wonderful weekend in every way possible.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0eee40b463c290c213311ecb89f6d46f9b794b9f32ff8be58646d9c0d178f78e.jpg

    Apologies for not being here.
    I will Be’Ezras Hashem catch up tomorrow night or Sunday.

    Some things are just not in my control…

  19. Proud Conservative Mom

    Reb Moshe Feinstein zt’l clarifies that there is a fundamental difference between Hashem’s dwelling place in the desert, in the Mishkan (tabernacle), to Hashem’s dwelling place in our times, which is in the neshamah (soul) of a Yid (Jew) or in a Yiddishe (Jewish) home. He explains that the Mishkan has set laws, exactly how it should appear. However, when we turn our neshamah into a sanctuary for Hashem, and our home into a Mishkan for Hashem to dwell there, there aren’t set, rigid laws like in the desert. Each person serves Hashem somewhat differently, and each person, in his individual way, creates a place for Hashem.

    This brings us to the important discussion of serving Hashem according to your own way. One shouldn’t copy others. Instead we should recognize the strengths, talents, and abilities that Hashem gave us and use them for avodas Hashem (service of Hashem). This is how to determine our life’s assignment and the service that Hashem wants from us.

    Every person has a mission in the world, but how does one know what it is? The answer is that there are signs. One sign is to follow where your heart pulls you. If this is your calling, your heart will draw there.

    Look in your heart where it calls you, and what your yearnings are, this is often a sign of what Hashem wants from us.
    Often, people don’t follow their soul’s calling, and they ignore the talents Hashem gave them. Instead, they want to do the good deeds that others do. As a result, they end up unsuccessful in the path they choose (because it wasn’t their portion), and they never reach the goal set out for them.

    The lesson is if you try to do what others do, you will fail and never accomplish the mission that was explicitly set out for you.
    Copying others because you think that others know how to serve Hashem better than then you isn’t the truth.

    One of the reasons people think they are doing everything correctly is because they copy what they see others do. They say, “I am doing everything others are doing; what could be wrong?” But the problem is that Hashem gave each person an individual mission.

    We must recognize and use all the talents and abilities Hashem gave us for Hashem’s service. And as we wrote above, when we do so, we have created a Mishkan for Hashem in this world, in the neshamah of a Yid.

    – Rabbi Elimelech Biderman

    1. Weary Traveler

      Typical Bay Area drivers. Sadly, Driver’s Ed is no longer a requirement like it used to be.

      The answers; notice that car 1 has a Yield sign, so he goes last. There’s the first major clue. Car 2 would go first, car 3 has to wait for car 2 to pass, then car 3 can turn. Then Car 1 gets to go.

        1. Weary Traveler

          No kidding. And none of them have insurance, yet I, as an American, am required to have insurance to operate my own car on roads I help pay for. If one of those idiots gets me in to an accident, nothing happens to them. And regardless, my rates are higher because of them.

          I hate them, but not as much as I truly despise the white liberals who created this situation.

          1. Sapper 9

            But, if they can shift blame to the insured, then they milk it with a lawsuit; if a driver is uninsured, or unlicensed, then they shouldn’t even receive a moldy cat turd.

            Note: I am very biased against illegals, since a drunk driving Honduran removed my sister from this earth; the scum crawled back across the border and is probably here again under another alias.

        2. Sapper 9

          When they started handing out DLs to illegals is when the requirement for “real ID” for citizens to fly, then they started letting illegals fly with court date paperwork.

          Rules for the citizens, none for the illegals.

    2. Sapper 9

      Two goes first, three can go next, then one, unless another car comes into the the main flow of traffic.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Bamba is for Bill what spinach is for Popeye. It gives him the strength to slay Lesbian mermaids. LOL.

  20. Weary Traveler

    This is exactly why I think the death penalty should also apply to minors. I don’t care if he is “special needs.” He’s a danger to others, and best be put down because if it. Send a clear message to other such ogres.

    Video: High School Student Brutally Pummels Teacher’s Assistant After She Confiscates Nintendo Switch.

    https://www.infowars.com/posts/video-high-school-student-brutally-pummels-teachers-assistant-after-she-confiscates-nintendo-switch/

    1. george linker

      Yes, there are people on Twitter defending the student for destroying that woman.

      “This is not this child’s fault. He is not a threat,” mental health advocate Sue Urban reportedly said while reacting to the video while on a Facebook Live. “This is a mental health issue. This is a problem with our system, it is broken. “That post needs to be removed from the Flagler County Sheriff’s website immediately.”

      Urban claims “he did not know he was doing wrong.

      1. Weary Traveler

        All the more reason I not only support the death penalty for these violent “special needs” punks, but also giving the death penalty to these quacks.

        This is why I strongly believe these bleeding hearts deserve to become victims of the violent thugs they care so much about. Let them “die on the cross” so-to-speak for their own faux morality, just like that stupid b*** in Oakland did recently. We need a lot more of THAT to happen.

        Especially when you consider they are the ones that want us to bear the burden of their “morality.”

        1. george linker

          An overgrown child cannot pay with their toys in high school and something is broken in the system. We live in a system of exuses for violence. Consider the source> Sue Urban – whose 17-year-old son Nicholas graduated from Matanzas High School before taking his own life. There is actually no information he was special needs.

          1. Weary Traveler

            The whole “special needs” shtick is nothing but a lame excuse. The people behind it are even more evil then the thugs committing the violence.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I wouldn’t want to attend that high school anymore if I were that kid, nor would I want my kid there.

        This is all just as much the school’s fault as it is the thug’s fault. Th school nurtured the environment that fostered said thug. I sincerely hope and pray the next person pummeled, or better yet, murdered by one of these monsters, is a liberal administrator and/or school board member.

        I can’t stress that enough.

    1. Tony

      Should read: ”

      “so that the illegals can move out of America’s biggest city with as much ease as possible”

  21. Sapper 9

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/eric-empty-alabama-secretary-of-state-wes-allen-visits-eric-headquarters-in-washington-dc-but-nobody-was-there-there-were-no-servers-there-were-no-computers-there-were-no-employees/

    This is what the Left calls election transparency, the ERIC office is empty, there is nothing there, where does the information sent by the states go to. hmmm

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/931eb83ab83e81d75ec3f5acd5b27fb1f4ed791c2937898cc14bf926375845ea.jpg

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Another excellent article.

      In a nutshell it was martial law.
      Covid was the Trojan Horse for Marxism.

      I said that to my husband once we were originally told to lock down for two weeks.

      Here’s my “conspiracy theory.”
      Trump, to his detriment, relied on the evil Fauxi (and Birx).
      I don’t blame him, for the record.

      I strongly believe that behind his back, the Leftists planned this operation very meticulously and executed it with tremendous precision.

      People were forced to lock down or get jabbed in order to remain employed, if they couldn’t work remotely.

      The Left used the media to whip people up into a hysterical frenzy to get jabbed. Moreover, they had the vaxxed, look at those of us like ourselves (who said HELL NO to getting poisoned) as evil and selfish cretin who didn’t care enough about their fellow man by not getting jabbed.
      They invented and nurtured a culture of fear.

      (No one was ever able to give me any reasonable explanation as to why the vaxxed should be fearful of the unvaxxed.)

      Further, these people and government agencies, were never elected by We the People. They had no authorization to receive the powers that they amassed and wielded.

      I was raised to QUESTION.
      I will NOT do something blindly just because someone wearing a suit or a white lab coat tells me to do it.
      My parents taught me very well indeed.
      It saved my life more than once.

      We have to use the brains that Hashem gave us and to trust in HIM, ALONE.
      As my mother always says: “In Hashem alone, we trust.”

      1. Weary Traveler

        “Here’s my “conspiracy theory.”
        Trump, to his detriment, relied on the evil Fauxi (and Birx).
        I don’t blame him, for the record.”

        Sadly, Trump had very little opportunity to do anything else. The money and influence behind the lockdown madness was immeasurable. So Trump did the best thing he could do under the circumstances; Put Fauci out front and center for the whole world to see, and learn his true colors, and leave the response to the individual states which let us all see who the true dictators were, and sadly, it turned out that we had a lot more than we thought.

        “I strongly believe that behind his back, the Leftists planned this
        operation very meticulously and executed it with tremendous precision.”

        Worse than that, they were planning this even before Trump. They were wanting to change pandemic response since 9/11, and using the threat on Anthrax to justify it. They would have pulled this same crap had Hillary won. The only difference would be that they would have used the mail-in ballots to SECURE her reelection.

        “The Left used the media to whip people up into a hysterical frenzy to get jabbed. Moreover, they had the vaxxed, look at those of us like ourselves (who said HELL NO to getting poisoned) as evil and selfish cretin who didn’t care enough about their fellow man by not getting jabbed.”

        Yes, I have actually had people say that to me, and to which I would retort, “if my fellow man is so selfish to take away my freedom because of his own irrational fears, then my fellow man can go straight to Hell as far as I am concerned”, which usually shocked and angered them.

        They used the isolation of lockdown to get people whipped up in to a hysterical frenzy, and they used the same warped logic with the masks as they did the vaccines.

        So far, the 2020s are going to be those times when future generations are going to read about it, and want to build a time machine for the sole purpose of coming here just to kick some sorry butts.

        Like you have often said; I am not a violent person. On the contrary, I am actually very loving. But the behavior of the Branch COVIDians does bring out my inner serial killer. I actually pray for the day the last of them finally takes the booster jab that does them in, and I hope that day comes much sooner than later.

        The damage they ALL did was unforgivable.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          “Sadly, Trump had very little opportunity to do anything else. The money and influence behind the lockdown madness was immeasurable.”

          CORRECT.
          That’s another big reason why he shouldn’t bear any culpability.

          “Worse than that, they were planning this even before Trump. They were wanting to change pandemic response since 9/11, and using the threat on Anthrax to justify it.”

          Holy smokes!
          I never knew that.
          I remember the hysteria over the Anthrax quite clearly.

          “Yes, I have actually had people say that to me, and to which I would retort, “if my fellow man is so selfish to take away my freedom because of his own irrational fears, then my fellow man can go straight to Hell as far as I am concerned”, which usually shocked and angered them.”

          I believe it, because I heard people saying just that, in many doctor’s offices.
          How very crazy and evil.

          GOOD FOR YOU for telling them off.
          🤩🤩🤩

          I concur absolutely that what was done to us is UNFORGIVABLE.
          💯💯💯💯💯💯

          1. Weary Traveler

            “Holy smokes!
            I never knew that.
            I remember the hysteria over the Anthrax quite clearly.

            9/11 was a huge game changer. Even President Trump, when he was still a private citizen at the time questioned the official narrative and said it looked more like a controlled demolition. Whether or not anyone sides with the official story, it being an inside job — I personally lean more towards the latter — government used that awful attack on our own people to gain more power, and erode our civil rights.

            The fourth amendment was heavily attacked. Since the first world war, the civil war even, the government has used war to control the population, and take away peoples rights. All in the name of “national security” of course.

            Habeas Corpus was suspended during the civil war, and journalists were jailed. The Selective Services Act was put in to law in 1917 for the first World War which instituted the nation’s first draft. The rationing of the second world war, and that draft. And here on the west coast, we had curfews and blackout nights after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

            The list goes on and on. But the most egregious, were the measures taken after 9/11, which did lay the groundwork for the COVID response.

          2. Weary Traveler

            And how do they always just happen to have these thing just ready to go? The Department of Homeland Security was created overnight? It took just over two years to create the CIA.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            That’s so very true. 👆

            It’s synonymous with the speed of the rollout of the Franken-jabs.

            Moreover, they goofed and spoke about Covid (without mentioning the name of course), before it happened.

            Moreover, we all are very intelligent people on this forum.
            We’re very cognizant that this virus was intentionally created and released on the public.

  22. Weary Traveler

    We needed more people to get angry years ago. The real problem is somewhere down the line, it was no longer considered okay to set boundaries. Setting up boundaries and enforcing them would lead to far less instances of things getting so out of hand that even just anger is required.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEqCXt-BuCw

  23. bill smith

    ChatGPT is garbage. It refused to answer most of my questions…. but it did answer which was better, east or West Germany.
    It answered as follows:

    The question of which was better, East or West Germany, is a complex and multifaceted issue that does not lend itself to a simple answer. Both East and West Germany had their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as unique cultural, political, and economic systems that developed in the aftermath of World War II and the subsequent division of Germany.

    West Germany, also known as the Federal Republic of Germany, was a capitalist democracy with a strong economy and close ties to the United States and other Western nations. It was characterized by a high standard of living, a robust welfare state, and a commitment to individual freedom and human rights.

    East Germany, also known as the German Democratic Republic, was a socialist state with a centrally planned economy and close ties to the Soviet Union. It was characterized by a strong emphasis on social equality, collective ownership of resources, and state control of the economy and media.

    Ultimately, the question of which was better, East or West Germany, is a matter of perspective and depends on individual priorities and values. Some may argue that the socialist system of East Germany provided a greater degree of social equality and economic stability, while others may argue that the capitalist system of West Germany offered greater individual freedom and economic opportunity. It is important to approach this question with an open mind and a willingness to consider multiple perspectives.

    1. bill smith

      Also….
      Bill is typically a short form of the name William, which is of Old German origin and means “resolute protector.”

      Smith is a name of English origin and has several possible meanings, including “blacksmith,” “metal worker,” or “skilled worker.”

      So, the name Bill Smith could be interpreted as a combination of “resolute protector” and “skilled worker” or “metal worker.”

    2. Weary Traveler

      I watched a couple of videos about that recently. One of the was how someone actually broke it.

      I will find them when I get up and after I return home. I’ll try to remember.

      Stupid thing says it is not an easy answer? I say it is easy. West Germany was better.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I remember watching some movie in high school about a family in East Germany who was plotting their escape to the west in a hot air balloon. Interesting movie. Wish I could remember the title.

          I remember thinking back then that if communism was so wonderful, they wouldn’t need to erect a giant wall to keep people in because hardly anyone would want to leave.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            You’re referring to Night Crossing.
            It was a true story that was made into a movie.
            I saw it many years ago.
            It was very well done.

            A part of me, however, was immune to their misery.
            For the most part, the entire world hates Jews.
            Jews have no love lost for Germany.
            (There are always a few rare exceptions. Those like kicknrush’s mother were extremely rare, as is kicknrush.)

            Even those Germans who didn’t work in the camps, had no compunction with stealing and confiscating property that belonged to the Jewish People, for starters.
            They were all too happy to hand Jews in hiding to the Nazis.
            They knew @#$_&-+ well what would happen to the Jews once they were caught.

            They were very happy with Hitler Yemach Shemo Vezichro (may his name and memory be obliterated completely).

            “I remember thinking back then that if communism was so wonderful, they wouldn’t need to erect a giant wall to keep people in because hardly anyone would want to leave.”
            Those were my thoughts PRECISELY as well.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Thank you for reminding me of the title.

            I can understand your feelings about Germany. I would go so far as to say the Holocaust was so awful that they should NEVER be allowed to live it down.

  24. bill smith

    While two in five Canadians overall subscribe to the idea of socialism—with that number even higher for younger Canadians—few are willing to pay for the tax increases required to finance such a system, says a study by the Fraser Institute.

    Among 1,006 Canadians aged 18–34 surveyed, 46 percent of respondents picked socialism when asked “What is the ideal economic system.” The number drops to 43 percent among respondents aged 35–54, and to 38 percent among those over 55.

    The survey, accompanied by a report, was conducted in conjunction with think tanks in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, and the results were similar in those countries.

    “A whole segment of the population—not just in Canada but across the developed world—self-describes as socialist, but many of them have never lived in a world with genuine socialism nor the misery it imposed,” said Jason Clemens, the study’s co-author and executive vice-president of the Fraser Institute, in a Feb. 22 news release.

    Notably, the study asked the respondents to define socialism, providing them with three alternative definitions.

    Only 25 percent of Canadians polled defined socialism in the conventional sense—government owning and controlling businesses and industries. Sixty-five percent defined socialism as government providing more services, while 57 percent believe socialism is best defined as government providing a guaranteed minimum income.

    As for how the government should finance the increased spending on social programs or provide a guaranteed minimum income, only 31 percent supported an all-encompassing increase in personal income taxes, while 16 percent supported raising the goods and services tax.

    Out of four different tax proposals provided to respondents to finance a socialist system, most (72 percent) preferred slapping a new wealth tax on the top 1 percent of income earners, while 59 percent supported increasing personal income taxes on the top 10 percent of income earners.

    “This is an important observation, because it’s likely that in answering this question, the vast majority of respondents assumed that the tax increase would not affect them,” the authors wrote.

    However, Fraser Institute senior fellow and study co-author Steven Globerman noted that such tax increases wouldn’t “generate anywhere near enough revenue to pay for the higher levels of spending linked with socialism.”

    “If Canadians want a larger government and substantially higher government spending, then all Canadians, and not just top income earners, will have to pay higher taxes to finance it,” he said in the release.

    The findings on this aspect were similar for the United States, UK, and Australia.

    “Critically, the results suggest that no age group in any of the surveyed countries indicated a general willingness to pay for the costs associated with their favoured definition(s) of socialism,” the authors wrote.

    The study noted that support for socialism as the ideal economic system declines as age increases. On the whole, 52 percent of Canadians agree that capitalism is the preferable economic system, compared to 24 percent who prefer socialism.

    The study is based on polling data from Leger, which was contracted by the Fraser Institute in the fourth quarter of 2022 to conduct surveys on the three distinct sets of questions. The first set of questions examines perceptions of and support for capitalism and socialism, the second set identifies how respondents define socialism, and the third set assesses respondents’ preferences for different tax increases to pay for socialism.

    The study is part of a new multimedia project by the Fraser Institute titled “The Realities of Socialism,” conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Affairs in the UK, the Institute of Public Affairs in Australia, and the Fund for American Studies in the United States.

    1. george linker

      Basically they do not know what socialism is but they want it as long as it does not mean more tax.

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      These socialist morons (and I repeat myself), want all of benefits of life on someone else’s hard working back.

      Of course, those who understand socialism know what an abysmal failure and misery it is on every single level.

  25. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Breaking Now – Two murdered in Huwara checkpoint terror shooting

    Two jews were murdered on Sunday during a shooting at an Israeli vehicle near the Einabus Junction near Huwara in the West Bank.

    According to reports, the shooting took place from a passing vehicle, just south of Nablus. A automobile with Israeli registration plates riddled with bullet holes can be seen in a video following the incident.

    Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) team that arrived at the scene provided the victims with medical treatment before they were evacuated to Belinson hospital. MDA emergency medicine medic Gil Bismuth said: “When we arrived at the scene, we saw the two lying near the car unconscious. Together with an Israeli military medical force, we gave them initial medical treatment in the field, we put them in military intensive care vehicles and they were taken to the hospital when they were in serious condition.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      🚨Update – Defense Minister Gallant to hold an assessment with security officials in the coming hours following the deadly shooting attack in Huwara.

      IDF confirms shooting in Huwara is terror.

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Shavuah Tov Tony!
        How are you and your family doing?

        It’s been very complicated.
        I’ve had to address several things that came up regarding my complex health situation.
        My new PT regimen is very intense, and had to build up and adjust to it.
        That knocked me out the first week, alone.

        The work is extremely necessary as my shoulders, neck, and entire back flared up terribly about three weeks ago very suddenly.
        (I cannot do any exercises on my stomach due to the severe chronic abdominal pain in that area. My phenomenal PT has been doing a great job tweaking a different regimen for me.)

        I’m doing everything possible that needs to be done.
        I’m a survivor and fighter.
        With Hashem’s help and kindness, I will continue to not only persevere, but THRIVE.
        I’m DETERMINED.

        BH, BH, BH, I am alive and will continue to thank Hashem every single day of my life for that.

        I have been able to do brisk walking almost daily for the most part.
        That’s a huge gift onto itself.
        (I do that BEFORE PT – otherwise, it wouldn’t happen.)

        I had terrible news this week.
        A very close friend of mine has a daughter-in-law who had a sister with a family.
        They all died in a house fire.
        By the time the firemen reached them, the fire was too intense to save the family.
        The husband, wife, and daughter died.
        May their memories be blessed.
        😭😭😭💔💔💔

        I got that news at 12:40 P.M. on Thursday.
        I was in shock.
        I had to decompress.

        I also do anti-missionary work and Kiruv (Jewish outreach). (I LOVE it, but it’s very disheartening sometimes. The unexpected breakthroughs after doing alot of work over time, bring me much happiness and satisfaction and I thank Hashem for that as well.)

        I’ve hardly had a chance to catch my breath between everything. 😂😂😂

        Of course, I ensure that I still make time to learn Torah.
        I’m concentrating on Purim currently.
        I have some very comforting things to share that really galvanized me and lifted up my spirits on Shabbos.

        I AM ensuring that I still am doing the things that I enjoy such as my Parsha class on Tuesdays and choir on Mondays.

        Our next performance won’t be until after Pesach.

        That’s the long and not so short of it.
        I’m going to be back shortly, Be’Ezras Hashem.
        I need to finish davening eat breakfast, and do my walking.

        PLEASE let me know how you and your family are doing.

        I DO plan to be back here ASAP today and to catch up.

        1. Tony

          Thank you for all the information. Life is hard. I think it is hard for everybody these days.
          I’m glad that you are carrying on.
          Our daughter has just gone back to London after a weekend here. She is very good to us.
          I read the news, which is immensely depressing. Good news does not sell newspapers…………..

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            You’re very welcome always.
            I’m very grateful that you and your family are doing well.

            Life is very hard.
            Agreed, that it’s hard on everyone these days in different manners.

            TYMK.
            I’m very grateful that I am carrying on as well.

            Your daughter sounds wonderful.
            You’re very blessed to have each other.
            May it continue to remain so, for many more happy and healthy years.

            I very highly recommend not reading the news so much.
            There is nothing good that is transpiring.

            On my news app, I get blurbs of information.
            I get to choose if I want to read it.

            I used to read the news in detail.
            I stopped doing that for a good couple of years already.

            If I need to know something important, I find out about it.

            That doesn’t mean that I am an ostrich.
            I am very well aware of world events.

            But for me to have to delve into every frustrating detail?!
            It doesn’t benefit me whatsoever.

            My Parsha teacher told us quite some time ago to stop listening to the news.
            It just raises the blood pressure and is depressing.

            Keep telling yourself this:
            The Jewish People are here for all eternity.
            AM YISROEL CHAI LANETZACH!
            ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

            I’m going to share Simcha Leiner’s magnificent Kol HaKavod song (all of the honor) that never fails to cheer me up.

            Everyone who I shared it with, felt the same way.

            https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=KFxnXcLJh-s

            Translation: There is something important that you need to know.
            There’s a strong feeling in the heart of every Jew.
            And no one in the world, can ever take it away from me.
            Therefore listen my brother, listen well.
            We’re the holy nation from all of the nations.
            Do you feel it from the depths of your soul?
            That The Holy One Blessed Be He, chose us and raised us up.
            Therefore, come and sing with me from your whole heart.

            All the honor, friends;
            All of the honor, dear ones;
            That we’re Jews;
            That we’re believers.
            We merited to be The Chosen Nation.
            All of the honor, brothers!
            All of the honor!

  26. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Update – Victims of the shooting attack in Huwara are named as Hallel Menahem and Yigal Yaakov Yaniv, residents of the settlement of Har Bracha.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    Hashem Yakim Damum. 💔💔💔😭😭😭

  27. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Breaking Now – Ministers advance bill that would allow death penalty for terrorists

    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation votes to advance a bill that would allow courts to impose the death penalty for certain terrorist offenses.

    “On this difficult day, when two Israeli citizens were killed in a Palestinian terror attack, there is nothing more symbolic than passing a death penalty for terrorists law,” says National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the government “will continue to operate in all ways… to deter terrorists and to maintain the security of Israel. Our response to terror is to strike back against terror with strength and deepen our roots in our land.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. IsraelReader

      Horrible syntax.
      The Hebrew was bad, and Google Translate made it even worse.
      Sounds as if Otzma Yehudit people are terrorists!

  28. Tony

    Death penalty for terrorists bill approved by Israeli cabinet

    Amnesty International condemned the law’s approval by the ministerial committee, arguing that
    the death sentence is “cruel, inhumane and humiliating.”

    [Quick off the mark as usual]

    1. Weary Traveler

      I’m also sure his two jabs and multiple boosters made the accident a lot less worse that it could have been. LOL

  29. Weary Traveler

    A Contagion of Cowardice

    https://brownstone.org/articles/a-contagion-of-cowardice/

    FYI: I did listen to the interview being referred to in the first paragraph of the article. Most of what Dr. Jay Bhattacharya said was spot on. However, where I did take issue with him, as I do with many of the other conventional thinkers on the conservative side, is that he gave these people a benefit of the doubt that they do not deserve in spite of the overwhelming evidence that these people are evil and worse, very sadistic. They were not just mistaken, and having a case of severely wounded pride.

    We need to stop “turning the other cheek”, as “turning the other cheek” is how we got in to this mess in the first place. It’s even more responsible for it than the evil sadistic communist scum that conspired to bring about the medical tyranny.

    “This was something different, something fully militarized, when a “whole-of-government” and “whole-of-society” consensus was being demanded by every institution. That meant no heresies against orthodoxy were allowed.

    That ties in beautifully with an article I posted some weeks back, about the church shrinking in the age of COVID, and the reasons I extrapolated as to why that was/is happening.

    He faced that choice and made the decision to go ahead, undeterred. But the decision cost him dearly. He could not sleep. He lost tremendous amounts of weight. He faced social and professional ostracism. He was dragged through the mud daily in the press and scapegoated for every policy failure.”

    This point was discussed a lot in the interview which I will post at the bottom for anyone that want to watch/listen to it, but it is about 90 minutes long. I would say this is proof that one is one the right track. However, one point raised in the interview that did irk me a bit, although I can understand it, is how easy it is to stand up when you have other sources of income to fall back on.

    That really should not stop a person. The last thing you want is to give anyone leverage over you. Think Marty’s story about burning his own baseball cards. If you allow them to use whatever leverage they have over you, they will never let go of their grasp on you. Your life wont get easier, but harder. As you all know, I say none of this from some idealistic position held in an ivory tower.

    “Once the New York Times claimed (summer 2021) to have evidence that the unvaccinated were more likely to be Trump supporters, that did it. The Biden administration and many university administrators felt that they had the ultimate weapon to achieve the purge about which they had longed dreamed. “

    So they wanted us to believe. I can personally attest, not just by pointing to other countries and their mitigation policies, but also on an individual level, how much crossover there really was, Trump hating leftists who questioned, and even rebelled against the COVID narrative, and plenty of conservatives, even who support Trump, who not only went along, but favored the draconian restrictions. So it wasn’t just right vs. left, or even MAGA vs. the wokesters.

    I’ll find the Jordan Peterson video when I get back home. Panera with Marty is calling.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Now that I am back from “Panera’ing”, here is the video interview Jordan Peterson had with Dr.Jay Bhattacharya that the article refers to. It is just under two hours. Interesting interview, and puts in to context what the article was talking about regarding that interview if you are interested in giving it a watch/listen.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr0LkPMZ-qc

    2. John Gillis

      I remember being told to “turn the other cheek” when some kid called me queer in grade school. Instead, I smote him on both of his.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I always tells such people, not only will the other person never stop slapping you, but they wont stop at slapping you.

        The people who tell you to “turn the other cheek” are either incredibly stupid, like AOC stupid, or just plain evil, and are gaslighting you. Either way, they are best told to just STFU.

  30. Proud Conservative Mom

    IDF to bolster the West Bank division with two additional battalions following the attack in Huwara and subsequent settler riots.

    202nd Paratrooper Battalion “Viper” being deployed now, and 435th “Rotem” Battalion of the Givati Brigade being deployed tomorrow.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  31. Proud Conservative Mom

    *Wonderful news!* Avraham Paley, father of the two Paley kedoshim (holy ones – it’s a term designated to Jews who were murdered just because they were Jews), who was injured in the attack, regained consciousness after being sedated and ventilated for two weeks. This morning, he opened his eyes and started to communicate a little with those around him. The family members wish to thank Klal Yisroel (the Congregation of Israel; the Jewish People) for their prayers and ask that they continue to pray for him to have a speedy recovery.

    – Channel 12

      1. Weary Traveler

        Before their troll farm cried to Bitchute and got my account suspended, I would troll the Nazis mercilessly, calling them incels, and pointing out how Hitler was bisexual, and a pedophile for boinking his young niece.

        And also what a coward he was. I would get them so mad, telling them to go back to their MGTOW forums. LOL

        1. John Gillis

          😆 That’s awesome!!!!

          They are incels. If they worship an evil pedo and Jew hater, they are in good company with the typical Biden voter.

          Thin-skinned as they are, I’m not surprised they cried for your suspension. They are absolutely sissies.

          1. Weary Traveler

            My favorite to taunt them with was asking them if their mail order husband was killed by Putin’s latest strikes. LOL

      1. Weary Traveler

        That wouldn’t surprise me. It looks like something the feds would do.

        Even the SPLC, who I am no fan of, and wants to convince everyone that every white conservative is a closet KKK member, and/or Neo Nazi… Even when you look at their inflated numbers, that include people who should not even be on the list, the number of actual known white supremacists in the US is under 21,000, which is miniscule in a country as large as the US that has a population of 330+ million and counting.

          1. Weary Traveler

            The left wants to think that the KKK is just as big, if not bigger than they were in the deep south during the 1920s. Never mind the numbers don’t support that at all. There is a much bigger problem with Neo-Nazi skinheads in Europe than in America.

          2. Weary Traveler

            They tried to do that to anyone that opposes their agenda, and especially anyone that might be a threat to them.

            They cannot counter the MAGA message on their own, so they have to lie about it and make it in to what it isn’t.

            The left is really projecting their own racism. Both the woke left and Nazis believe non-whites are inferior. And both weaponize so-called “ethic minorities.”

        1. Weary Traveler

          See my post below. The feds seem more obsessed with creating a “white nationalist” type agenda. It’s not uncommon for them to actually form such groups themselves.

          1. AlgorithmicAnalyst

            Yeah, a lot of the pictures looked like undercover law enforcement officers. And they never committed any crimes that “crossed the line”.

            As Lenin said, the best way to control the opposition is to lead it.

  32. Weary Traveler

    This made me think of Michael Savage’s show when he was still a local host on KSFO and had a segment called “The Hollywood Idiot of The Day”, where he would share a virtue signaling quote by some Hollywood actor, most of whom are just some high school dropout who got lucky, and projects their guilt on to others because of it.

    I would think that someone like Bryan Cranston — who I never even heard of until just now, BTW — to take a good look at the industry he works in, and how many black people work in that industry, and have so much wealth and fame, and admiring fans.

    I would say America has been very good to people like Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Angela Basset, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, just to name a few that come to mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOrtirgHGDM

    1. Weary Traveler

      Oh, duh… I have heard of this guy before… He plays Walter White on Breaking Bad. I didn’t recognize him with hair. LOL

          1. John Gillis

            I’d like to give Bryan Cranston a beating just for opening his mouth. He is a Marxist jackwagon and a flaming hypocrite.

          2. John Gillis

            I’d like to give Bryan Cranston a beating just for opening his mouth. He is a Marxist jackwagon and a flaming hypocrite.

          3. Weary Traveler

            They think they are so enlightened, yet they are exactly like the superstitious puritans of the middle ages. Nietzsche tried to warn them this would happen to them.

  33. Chief Mac

    This is truly sick

    Plan would let kids seek euthanasia … without telling parents!
    ‘The will of a minor ultimately takes priority’
    WND News Services By WND News Services
    Published February 26, 2023 at 4:27pm

    [Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Live Action News.]

    By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Live Action News

    Assisted suicide and euthanasia have become rapidly accepted in Canada under the government’s Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) program, but there are still efforts to expand it even further. A new government report on MAiD was recently presented to Parliament, urging the inclusion of minors in the eligibility for physician-assisted death — without parental consent.

    The Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying presented its latest report last week, which included a recommendation that minors be able to request MAiD.

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    “For MAID and mature minors, the committee heard a mix of views about whether MAID should be available to those under the age of 18,” the report read. “Many witnesses believed that age alone does not determine whether someone is capable of consenting to MAID. At the same time, a cautious approach was recommended, especially since there is little evidence from youth themselves on this topic. Most witnesses agreed that if MAID for mature minors were allowed, it should only be under track one (reasonably foreseeable natural death). The committee recommends that mature minors should have access to MAID under track one. The committee also recommends that youth be consulted on the topic of MAID and mature minors.”

    The committee then made the recommendation that Canada should begin, within five years, funding research and consulting “with minors on the topic of MAID, including minors with terminal illnesses, minors with disabilities, minors in the child welfare system and Indigenous minors.”

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    Additionally, the report recommended that minors be able to be euthanized, even if their parent doesn’t approve (emphasis added):

    That the Government of Canada establish a requirement that, where appropriate, the parents or guardians of a mature minor be consulted in the course of the assessment process for MAID, but that the will of a minor who is found to have the requisite decision-making capacity ultimately takes priority.

    The report had the backing of Liberal, NDP, and Bloc-Quebecois members of the committee, though a dissenting opinion from conservatives was also included. They argued that “it would be irresponsible for the Liberal government to move ahead with any expansion of MAID for mature minors,” and said they do not support this further expansion.

    “The Liberals’ rushed and reckless approach to Canada’s MAID regime has put the lives of vulnerable Canadians at risk,” the dissenting opinion said. “We caution the Liberal government against repeating the mistakes they made concerning MAID MD-SUMC. MAID policy must be grounded in evidence, consultation with impacted groups, and with serious consideration given to protecting the vulnerable.”

    1. IsraelReader

      “Many witnesses believed that age alone does not determine whether someone is capable of consenting to MAID.”

      Once you posit that age alone does not determine whether someone is capable of consenting to “something”, then by the same logic, all bets are also off regarding age of consent for sex.
      Who is to say that the person needs to be 18 years old, in order to “consent”?
      Maybe, someone age 16 can also “consent”.
      Alternatively, maybe age 18 is not old enough to “consent”.
      Where and how do you draw the line?

        1. IsraelReader

          I view myself as a Libertarian, but acknowledge the truth expressed in the Mishna (Ethics of the Fathers), that lawlessness leads to anarchy, and a breakdown of civil society.
          Therefore, while we would like to be “free”, and not have to draw any lines in our personal lives, I recognize that “laws” have some usefulness in keeping society intact, and (hopefully) protecting us, and those dear to us, from coming in harm’s way.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Even Ayn Rand considered Libertarians to be anarchists. Which is funny when you consider how Libertarians often refer to Atlas Shrugged as one of their bibles, if not their holy doctrine. On a side note; Michael Savage used to refer to them as “cheap liberals.”

            Rand’s reasoning for referring to Libertarians as anarchists is very much along the lines of what you stated in your second paragraph. Why she never called her philosophy “Libertarianism” or ever associated it with Libertarian ideals, but called it “Objectivism.”

            Boundaries are very important as you also mentioned. A big part of the reason why society is in the mess it is now in is that somewhere down the line, we forgot how to draw boundary lines, and worse, too many were convinced that boundaries were “mean” and “judgemental.” That especially became apparent in the “self-esteem” movement of the 1970s.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            Good evening Sapper9.

            I am an Orthodox Jewish American who is a Reaganite Conservative.
            The Judaism always is first and foremost with regard to myself.

            There are those who get offended by that and say that I should call myself an American Jew.

            Too darn bad.
            (That’s not directed at you.)

          3. Weary Traveler

            Speaking of our dear Sarita, have you heard from her?

            I’ve been thinking about her lately, knowing she is going through a lot. I wish there was a way we could all do something nice for her.

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            I sent her an email about a couple of weeks ago.
            I honestly don’t know what to say because Yolanda Shoshana is doing very poorly.

            I know that it means alot that I think of her and her sister and family and daven for all of them.
            She told this to me.

            I am in the midst of drafting another email to her, but don’t even know what else to say, except that I am thinking about her, etc.

            It seems so minimal.
            Sigh. 💔💔💔😪😪😪

            I wish we could do something nice for her.
            I don’t know what.

          5. Weary Traveler

            Maybe let her know that we all miss her, think of her often, and are sending out virtual hugs.

            I wish there was a way we could at least send her a very nice card. But with us all scattered in so many locations, it is not like we can pass it around like a birthday card in an office.

          6. Weary Traveler

            She would probably laugh about the bloomers bit as it would remind her of Bill. But I see what you mean. Bill did to bloomers for you, what lesbians did to mermaids for Bill. LOL

          7. Weary Traveler

            Only in this little corner of the internet would I ever hear of something like Lesbian Mermaids. LOL

          8. Weary Traveler

            I notice you said “almost”, as if maybe some of it might serve him right for taunting you about bloomers. LOL

          9. Weary Traveler

            Yeah, I thought I detect little horns coming out of your head. Takes one to know one. 😈 LOL

          10. Weary Traveler

            Your opening statement just verified my initial point.

            The meme you posted perfectly illustrates my pet peeve, and Ayn Rand’s main pet peeve about the “moralists.” They always want you to make the sacrifices for them to appease their own conscience. Worse, in many cases, it is not even about their own morality as it is weaponizing morality against others to keep others down.

          11. Chief Mac

            Am just a Constitutionalist – not liberal, not ‘progressive’ or even conservative. Just follow the damn founding documents and everything else can be ignored

    2. Weary Traveler

      These people are truly sick. Since they are so obessed with suicide of late, I wish that they would just do us all a favor, and take their own advice.

    3. Proud Conservative Mom

      The tremendous evil that is transpiring is shocking in its audacity.

      “Many witnesses believed that age alone does not determine whether someone is capable of consenting to MAID.”

      Are they freaking kidding me?!

      There is just cause why minors usually don’t make life altering decisions.

      I said usually, because tragically, more and more we see this not to be the case anymore.

      The horror of this is mind-blowing.
      A minor could be easily manipulated and coerced.

      Who makes the deterioration of he is able to make this decision?!

      😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

      1. Chief Mac

        The wrong people are being targeted. Those making this type of laws need to have their necks stretched

  34. Sapper 9

    I guess Yellen wants to work out a percentage for herself , she visited Ukraine to announce another $1,250,000,000.00 of our tax dollars to be laundered.

    I wonder if she flew commercial, our on a PRIVATE JET , paid for by US.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/wth-janet-yellen-makes-surprise-visit-to-kiev-to-announce-another-1-25-billion-in-aid-to-ukraine/

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd3026ed820d4758045fdd54e755bc9ba599ab4a652009bb84f54b3afa8ab609.jpg

      1. Weary Traveler

        Really? Somehow I was able to read it. Let me see if I can access the article again and copy and paste the text here.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Pasted above under your other comment. I’m not subscribed to WT, so I have no idea how I was able to access the article.

      2. Weary Traveler

        Copy and pasted…

        Beware Nikki Haley, Grade A bureaucrat in ‘Oedipal primary’

        OPINION:

        Former South Carolina Gov. and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has joined the 2024 Republican presidential race as the latest “I’m not Donald Trump” candidate.

        Which is interesting, because the only reason anybody outside of the Palmetto State has ever heard of Mrs. Haley is because Mr. Trump hired her to be his ambassador to the United Nations. It’s an awkward dance with a porcupine, especially if it was the porcupine who brung you to the dance in the first place.

        But it sure will be entertaining to watch. It will be the Freudian primary campaign. An Oedipal fight for people like Mrs. Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis against the Dark Force Who Created Them.

        As previously noted, there will be the moment in this glorious primary where Mr. DeSantis is splayed back on a metal catwalk in space with his lightsaber spiraling into eternity and Mr. Trump crouched over him in shiny leather and a cape, saying, “Ron, I am your father!”

        What will be that scene between Mrs. Haley and her political father?

        Maybe they meet on a stormy afternoon at Lake Tahoe. Mr. Trump embraces her and kisses her on the cheek one last time. And then, while gripping at the base of her neck, looks into her eyes.

        “Nikki, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a daughter, you’re not a friend. I don’t want to know you or what you do. I don’t want to see you at the hotels, I don’t want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won’t be there. You understand?”

        Please, dear Lord, let this primary season last forever!

        Part of what will make the fast-approaching Oedipal primary season so damned entertaining is the relative humorlessness of people like Mr. DeSantis and Mrs. Haley. Each of them would certainly be a vast improvement over the current occupant of the White House Mausoleum.

        But neither of them is terribly funny. Even in the best comedies, not everybody can be a comedic star. The more earnest and serious the co-stars, the more hilarious Mr. Trump can be.

        And never forget the misfortune that befalls anyone who tries to be funnier than Mr. Trump. Just ask Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and his medium-sized hands. It’s like trying to out-funny Don Rickles at a celebrity roast.

        Not going to happen. You will lose. Unless, of course, you carry the magic that will kill the king.

        And I am thinking that Mr. Trump’s former U.N. ambassador isn’t carrying that kind of magic.

        Sure, Mrs. Haley is in her prime. But what is she running for? What does she offer, other than not being Donald Trump? Other than not being 75 years old? She delivered sharp, spanking speeches to Iran, Russia and China at the United Nations for grown-ups?

        OK, fine. When you have the American flag behind you, anybody can give a sharp, spanking speech. But trust me, it ain’t you they’re scared of. It’s the 11 aircraft carrier groups floating around the world flying that same flag.

        It’s like a baby lion in the reeds proudly squeaking out baby roars that chase off the pack of hyenas — oblivious to his giant, fearsome mother quietly crouched behind him.

        The problem for Mrs. Haley is that anyone who excels at the United Nations for grown-ups will pretty much excel nowhere else. It’s why these people invented “think tanks.” They even had to make one for President Biden — made in China, of course.

        It’s because people who excel at the United Nations for grown-ups are bureaucratic nerds. They talk about rules. They lecture about world order. They threaten wars.

        True leaders, on the other hand, have vision and shape the future. They are not conformists.

        Mrs. Haley is a hopeless conformist. In her eyes, there is no problem that cannot be fixed by more bureaucracy.

        As candidate for president, her very first proposal for fixing the country? A new set of bureaucratic rules. Term limits, age limits and a “cognitive test” for politicians.

        “It’s time for a new generation of leaders,” she says. “I’m calling for term limits on Congress and cognitive tests for politicians over 75. The status quo has to go.”

        Oh, great. And who will be in charge of administering this new “cognitive test”? The Department of Education? Or maybe you can create a new federal Department of Political Cognitive Testing.

        And, while we are at it, who writes this “cognitive test”? Who grades this “cognitive test”? Who enforces the results of this “cognitive test”? Mary Poppins?

        That is the problem with people like Nikki Haley. They are the smiling Mary Poppinses of government bureaucracy.

        She is the most popular substitute teacher in the whole country. But she is still a substitute teacher, squirming to be the best schoolmarm she can be. Her bag is full of teaching tricks and paperwork and enough rules to drive Huck Finn into Sunday school.

        Unfortunately for her, it’s no way to get elected president of the United States…

        • Charles Hurt is opinion editor at The Washington Times.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I have always enjoyed Charles Hurt’s writing style.

          President Trump put Haley on the map.
          Period.

          Being a huge Star Wars fan of the original trilogy (only), I really enjoyed the analogy.
          It was very well done.

          “The problem for Mrs. Haley is that anyone who excels at the United Nations for grown-ups will pretty much excel nowhere else. It’s why these people invented “think tanks.” They even had to make one for President Biden — made in China, of course.”

          She is out of her league in every single manner.

          “She is the most popular substitute teacher in the whole country. But she is still a substitute teacher, squirming to be the best schoolmarm she can be. Her bag is full of teaching tricks and paperwork and enough rules to drive Huck Finn into Sunday school.

          Unfortunately for her, it’s no way to get elected president of the United States…”

          BINGO, and BH for that.

          I cannot stomach her and her treachery.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Woody said that “The Emperor has no clothes”, in a very humorous and fearless style.
        The fact that people didn’t know if they were “allowed” to laugh at him pointing out some very fundamental truths in a brilliant and comical manner, illustrates how much people have been silenced.

        How tragic is that?!

      1. Weary Traveler

        I know you don’t watch many movies, but their dream world would be the future dystopia of the film THX 1138, which was actually George Lucas’ first film before Star Wars, based on a script he did for film school way back.

        It was largely based on the looming threat of nuclear inhalation that was looming over everyone’s heads during the cold war, and was set some 500 years in to the future, where humanity was forced to move underground because of the radiation, and it was a technocratic society where every aspect of society was controlled, including marriages and mating, and everyone wore white jumpsuits and had shaved heads because of fear of disease.

        It was very low budget, and what wasn’t shot on sound stages was shot in the SF International Airport in the middle of the night to depict the underground city, and final chase scene was filmed in the Webster Tube in Alameda.

        But that future dystopia is what I imagine the world with look like if the Branch COVIDians were in charge.

  35. Weary Traveler

    Read this yesterday, and the sarcasm gave me a good laugh. The Nikki Haley article I posted below kind of reminded me of this.

    The Nikki Haley piece below from the Washington Times is a good illustration of how this type of attitude is not limited to just our elderly. In fact, Nikki Haley herself is a good illustration of how this also applies to our young.

    The Ruling Class of the Retirement Home

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-ruling-class-of-the-retirement-home/

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good afternoon!
      How are you doing?

      Okay.
      I’m going to make another valiant effort to catch up.

      “Now, however, we have a ruling class refusing to give up the keys when the car is wrapped around a telephone pole.”
      THANK YOU.

      I LOVE this author’s style of writing.
      He did a phenomenal job of pointing out the insanity of the times we live in, while using great analogies.
      I enjoyed the sarcasm as well.

      “Geritocracy.”
      What a terrific term.

      I didn’t get to the Haley article yet, so I cannot comment on your reference regarding it.

      You and I both correctly remembered that she is a globalist.
      My friend Sheryl dug and discovered that she was a junior member of the WEF.
      Naturally, that information was scrubbed from the internet.

      Putin must have been quaking in his shoes with Bidet’s* sanctions.
      Of course, Russia has been doing very well including China.
      We have a demented puppet in the Oval Office.

      Zelensky has almost everyone kowtowing to him because our crooked politicians want their dirty secrets to remain buried.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Funny thing is, Brandon has done more to help Putin and Russia while wagging his bony little finger at them.

        I posted quite a few things in the past couple of days, including a Rabbi Lapin video below, I think on Friday.

        I wasn’t around much yesterday, since I was “Panera’ing” with Marty.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          YES.
          Brandon has done exactly just that.

          BH, we have lives off of social media.
          (I don’t consider my plethora amount of doctor’s appointments to be part of my social calendar. 😂😂😂)

          We had a pre-Purim party in my choir.
          We are such a terrific group of women.
          One of them said it should be almost illegal to have so much fun.
          We had a blast (as always).

          Let’s hope that the government never discovers us.
          They try to eke out every bit of joy from our lives.

          Batya is one of a kind.
          She’s far better than Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.
          (I once called her the Orthodox Jewish version, but so much greater.
          She has an energy and hilarious sense of humor that is contagious.
          Moreover, she is a very talented performer in her own right.)

          There is no choir like Batya’s.
          🤩🤩🤩🥰🥰🥰

          1. Weary Traveler

            “(I don’t consider my plethora amount of doctor’s appointments to be part of my social calendar. 😂😂😂)

            I don’t know which would be worse. That, or living in one of these rural places where going to the nearest Walmart is considered ‘a night out on the town’?

            Batya does sound like one of a kind. Why does my area lack all these awesome people? What did I do to get stuck being surrounded by all the Apsies? LOL

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            Oy Vey!
            Walmart, a “night on the town.”
            That would make it a very close call.
            LOLOLOL!

            Batya, is an incredible person.
            She’s so very grounded, caring, spiritual, positive, loving, and hilarious.

            It is an honor to have her as one of my closest friends.

            I travel 45 minutes to attend the Monsey choir and usually an hour on the way back.

            The session is an hour and fifteen minutes long.

            It’s worth every single moment.

            I wish you had an outlet that brings you joy and friendships.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            Oy Vey!
            Walmart, a “night on the town.”
            That would make it a very close call.
            LOLOLOL!

            Batya, is an incredible person.
            She’s so very grounded, caring, spiritual, positive, loving, and hilarious.

            It is an honor to have her as one of my closest friends.

            I travel 45 minutes to attend the Monsey choir and usually an hour on the way back.

            The session is an hour and fifteen minutes long.

            It’s worth every single moment.

            I wish you had an outlet that brings you joy and friendships.

          4. Weary Traveler

            “Oy Vey!
            Walmart, a “night on the town.”
            That would make it a very close call.
            LOLOLOL!”

            I think that is real life for those who have the misfortune of living in Barstow. LOL

            “I wish you had an outlet that brings you joy and friendships.”

            Me too. I was just telling Marty last night, one of the biggest reasons the SCAMdemic turned me in to such a bitter, cynical and resentful person, was not only because of the shuttering of businesses, and having really no place to go, but also, if you ever did see another person; rather than a friendly “hello” it was “where’s your mask” or “keep your distance.”

            That alone only further confirms Carolyn’s theory about them all being on the Asperger’s spectrum.

  36. Proud Conservative Mom

    Purim: Revealing the Hidden

    By: Rabbi Ron Jawary

    Purim is the festival that celebrates the victory of the Jewish people in Persia in 356 BCE over Haman, the “Hitler of his time.” Rashi points out that the miracle of Purim is intricately connected to the miracles of Passover.

    The miracles of Passover were obvious for all to see, yet there seem to be no miracles associated with Purim; the events of the story seem to follow a “natural course.” The entire Megillat Esther (literally translated as revealing the hidden) never once mentions the name of God; He seems to be hidden and to play no role in the story.

    The point is, no matter how bad we think the situation is, no matter how distant we feel from the Almighty, He is always there, guiding us and our destiny. A spiritual person is able to see the holy in the mundane, the miracles in nature, and the hand of G-d in history. Even when the Almighty seems to be hiding, such a person knows that He is there.

    If we see all of life as a miracle, our eyes will be open to see how lucky we truly are and that everything is a gift from the Almighty. What we do with our blessings is our gift to God.

  37. Proud Conservative Mom

    @dr_darko:disqus, I am still in the midst of catching up.
    I read alot and viewed some of your terrific videos.

    I’m going to continue onwards tomorrow, Be’Ezras Hashem.

    I’ve been rising at five these days (I cannot fall back asleep).

    If it’s not too much trouble, can you either repost the Rabbi Lapin video or tag me to it?

    I really appreciate everything very much.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            How very evil!
            The deaf children were ripped away from their parents.
            How very heartbreaking.

            It’s incredible what these children accomplished through sheer grit, hard work, and determination.

            Evolutionists are utter fools.

            Marital intimacy most definitely has a spiritual component — a very huge one.

            What he said about blushing, etc., is very fascinating.

            “The Perils of Profanity.”
            It sounds like a very helpful guide and explanation for the importance of communicating through fluid and effective speech.

            I concur absolutely, that the importance of learning the English language is extremely important.

          2. Weary Traveler

            That story made me very sad. Being dealt a bad hand like being deaf is bad enough. Some people just seem to love piling as much insult on top of injury as they possibly can.

  38. bill smith

    As light and fluffy as lace bloomers,

    Kentucky Butter Cake 🤤🤤
    Ingredients:
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 cups sugar
    4 large eggs, room temperature
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup buttermilk
    Butter Sauce:
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter, cubed
    1/4 cup water
    1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Directions:
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
    Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
    Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-70 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.
    For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.
    Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7378d90ca9d72e67df677be1f8f129e6dcab1d4b3cc5d9337d4f91bbec76f87c.jpg

          1. bill smith

            They look like Japanese cheesecakes…. we have dozens of shops around here selling them. Would be better off spending the 2 or 3 bucks instead of 20 bucks on ingredients from the grocery store and messing up the kitchen.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Even if the cost were in the reverse, I would prefer to buy them still just because I am too lazy to cook.

          3. Sapper 9

            The ducks aren’t cheap, but , they are very tasty.

            The same mini mall has a vietnamese restaurant that has great onion soup; however, the woman that owns it hates white people and won’t sell it by itself to us.

            My Mongolian buddy owns a motorcycle shop in the same building, so I send him to pick up my food. Lol

          4. Weary Traveler

            I never had duck. I hear it’s good, but am not adventurous enough to try it.

            An immigrant who hates white people… I know the type well, and wish I could kick them out of the country, and send them back to their turd world hellhole.

          5. Sapper 9

            On the right day, I can go to the Asian market to pick up some good deserts and also get a Peking duck.

        1. Chief Mac

          Actually I have never seen or heard of them. Must depend on the region. We have a lot of very small regional foods

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      That looks delicious and of course, extremely caloric. 😳😃

      Did you use the recipe?

      Just for the record, you never divulged your cherry Bamba recipe for the Hamentaschen. 🤔😁

  39. Weary Traveler

    I disagree… We should be even MORE judgemental and far LESS forgiving if the stupid people out there. It’s their fault we are in this mess, and stupidity is a choice. They needed to be smacked upside the head by a 2×4. And the ones STILL wearing face diapers need to be sold to a vivisectionist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvQTCPT2T-0

      1. Sapper 9

        Shoot drones, or to quote CM, ” skeet”.

        For every intrusion of our privacy that we allow, two more will come.

    1. Chief Mac

      The last one was a good play – saw it San Francisco before it went to Broadway and they cut it in half

        1. Weary Traveler

          The problem with my area, is that zoning ordinances actually require “mixed income” housing.

          So many of the limousine liberals are getting all NIMBY about what they themselves voted for. And like liberals of all stripes, they are too stupid to see it.

    1. Weary Traveler

      And that’s when the guy, if he has any self-respect left, gets up and leaves that harpy alone to pay the bill and walk herself home.

      1. John Gillis

        I would tell her, “Hey, I’m in the Jewish Defense League!”

        At that point, she might burst into flames!

        1. Weary Traveler

          I got in to a shouting match with an idiot like that a few years ago. She was an angry woke black leftist, who not surprisingly, smelled like a liquor cabinet.

          1. John Gillis

            I had a Lebanese girlfriend once. It was very brief because she was anti-Israel and she called ME a Nazi.

            When we broke up, she kept trolling me with Craigslist ads for free Nazi uniforms. She was so unhinged I had to threatened her with a restraining order. Last I heard, she married an “outlaw biker”.

          2. Weary Traveler

            People like that make me physically ill. It says a lot about a person, like that stupid football whose last name I can’t spell, and my own version of his last name is too un-family friendly for this site, who married a Fakestinian.

          3. John Gillis

            Same here. Kaepernick’s head actually looks like a football. I can hardly believe that Nike gave him an ad campaign based on “sacrifice.” He came out a little wealthier, and got his 15 minutes extended, but he knows all about sacrifice.

            If there were real justice, he would have been taken to the Cichen Itza instead.

          4. Weary Traveler

            The more woke the company, the more corrupt they are. That really became even more true in the days of Occupy Wall Street.

  40. Weary Traveler

    Lengthy read, but good. Has audio so you can listen to the article.

    When quoting John D. Rockefeller at the end, I could not help but think of how George Carlin said the same thing about why our education system is so broken, because government doesn’t like smart people, they want obedient workers.” Which when you think about it, is a nice way of saying serfs. The humanities have been hijacked and destroyed by the left to turn people in to broken messes.

    Why Is Our Education System Failing to Educate?

    https://brownstone.org/articles/why-is-our-education-system-failing-to-educate/

    1. george linker

      In the 1840’s they changed the world slave to employee. Then they had a war to end slavery. The masses are still slaves.

    2. John Gillis

      We make terrible serfs, Weary Traveler. Americans are historically against the feudalism being peddled today because we broke free from it 240+ years ago.

      People who join ANTIFA/BLM are cheering for a neo-feudalism because they have the UNREALISTIC expectation of becoming elevated from their parents’ basements to be part of the new socialist aristocracy. Stalin’s graveyards and gulags were filled with these sorts of people. They’re called useful idiots. So too are the professors who peddle their anti-American pablum. They give a new meaning to “going to college to get stupid.”

      1. Weary Traveler

        Americans just want to be left alone to live off the fruits of our own labor. We fought a bloody battle, and lost thousands to break away from the bondage of feudalism and piety.

        The Antifa/BLM types are too stupid to realize the very people they are fighting for, are the ones who created the circumstances that lead them to become basement brats and cellar dwellers in the first place.

    1. Weary Traveler

      I don’t even think that the US should be allowed to send their country’s own sons and daughters to fight the government’s BS wars, let alone Zelensky’s.

      This kind of crap only solidifies me rootin’ for Putin.

      1. Sapper 9

        They do nothing about our own invasion; I do not care for Russia or Ukraine, I have no dog in this fight.

        Zero US tax dollars , or blood should go there; no more blood and treasure for foreign wars.

        As a soldier I spent 6 years fighting the wars of other nations, while their military aged men were flown to our nation.

        1. Weary Traveler

          When Zelensky himself says he wants our son and daughters to die for his corruption, then I pray to see Putin kill Zelensky directly and personally. I would stand and applaud that at this point.

      2. george linker

        I don’t think the ukraine president should be sending ukraine sons and daughters to die.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I agree. He shouldn’t be. The guy is a mass murderer. This whole thing started because he was killing Russians in the Donbas region. This whole thing was an internal matter, and Putin should be allowed to just deal with the murderous little drag queen.

      3. John Gillis

        Personally, I like the Russians. Why we are pointing nuclear missiles at each other may have its roots in the past, but we share a bigger threat to both nations: GLOBALISM. And we’re being played as long as we tolerate the likes of Biden in the Oval Orifice (spelling intentional).

        1. Weary Traveler

          I never had a problem with Russians as people. I do know that they are our natural allies, and history has shown this. Until the Bolshevik Revolution, which was entirely financed by the British.

          The globalist/Neo-Feudalists, have been wanting to break up Russia and conquer it for centuries. The two countries presenting the biggest roadblock to globalism have been the US and Russia.

    2. george linker

      The ukraine is not in nato. Why is it that little men like to talk big and stir up trouble?

        1. Weary Traveler

          Even she had to know she was hated. All she reminded me of, was the countless studies that have shown that lesbians lead in domestic violence. With her, you can see why.

      1. John Gillis

        I listened to this video several times today. She has that perfect scumbag sense of entitlement and a seriously racist petulance that sums up a Democrat’s character to a TEE.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Exactly. She is the strongest argument for declaring the Democratic Party a domestic terrorist organization, and having them disbanded.

        1. John Gillis

          Hi Rivka, hope all is well with you and your family. Yes, it’s awesome to know that Lightfoot has to get a new job. Or better yet, RETIRE!

      1. Weary Traveler

        Which means she wont be in the runoff.

        Nanah naah nah. Nanah naah nah. Nanah naah nah. Hey, hey HEY… GOOD BYE!!

        LOL!!

        1. John Gillis

          She handled her campaign like a petulant little brat. “If you vote for X, stay home!” LOLOLOL!!!! That clip you posted summed her lack of character up perfectly!

          1. Weary Traveler

            She is too disgusting to be a real person. Yet, here she is. She is not going to have a good place in history books.

          2. John Gillis

            I hope she’ll only be remembered as an example of poor and corrupt crony partisan leadership.

      1. Chief Mac

        Evening PCM – some of them just speak to me. The AK-47 is an iconic firearm that just works. It’s not a great weapon, but they built so many of them and to this day they work

  41. Proud Conservative Mom

    Rav Avigdor Miller on Eating Meat
    Q:
    What is the Torah perspective of vegetarianism?

    A:
    Vegetarianism can be regarded like any other superfluous thing that a person adopts. The Torah doesn’t say anywhere that it’s forbidden to be a vegetarian. And the Torah doesn’t command you to be a vegetarian either. So, it’s like asking, “What is the Torah perspective of red-maple furniture?” Let’s say you’ll ask me, “What is the attitude of the Torah towards red-maple furniture?” So I’ll tell you to use your own judgement when you have to buy your furniture.

    However, if someone believes that it’s wrong to eat meat, that it’s morally wrong, that’s something else altogether. It’s right to eat meat and there’s no question about that. If someone is a vegetarian because of health reasons or some ascetic reason, that’s OK. Nothing wrong with taking precautions with your health. But if he does it on principle – because it’s wrong to eat meat; he says it’s morally wrong – then he’s an apikoris (heretic); he’s not a Jew. He cannot be a Jew and have a principled stance against the Torah. The Torah teaches that the earth has been given by Hashem to human beings; to Mankind in general, and then to the Jewish people. And therefore, anyone who questions the right of Mankind to use the flesh of animals is questioning the authority of the Torah and the dignity and primacy of Mankind.

    TAPE # R-43 (January 1975)

  42. Proud Conservative Mom

    Good morning/afternoon everyone!
    I’ll be back later, Be’Ezras Hashem.

    I have a couple of more appointments today.
    (It’s been a very full day.)

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
    Unfortunately, our dearest Sarah lost her sister Yolanda Shoshana. 💔💔💔😪😪😪
    May her memory be blessed.

    Sarah won’t be back for some time.
    May Hashem give Sarah and her family tremendous courage and the strength to endure, continue, and to simply “be.”

    1. Weary Traveler

      OMG…. I can’t imagine what she must be going through. I truly feel for her, and pray for her heart to heal.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Unfortunately, we saw that with the state of New York. These scumf***s obviously come off of some assembly line in TARDville, and are just waiting in the wings.

  43. Weary Traveler

    Sad but true. I would go so far as to argue that not enough German citizens were tried and executed at Nuremberg for their part in the crimes of Nazi Germany. I suspect that had millions of German citizens been tried and executed for their parts, no matter how small, that “never again” would actually have meant “never again” instead of “let’s try it again, ASAP.”

    If this who SCAMdemic taught me anything, it is just how many worthless people there really are out there wasting molecules. They should never be allowed to lust live out the rest of their lives. Remember, those Karens tried to murder us just the same as Faucist, the WHO, the CDC and the WEF.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYACv9bCI8

    1. Chief Mac

      Most Germans were involved in war crimes and the only thing I am sorry about is that any of them lived

      1. Weary Traveler

        Exactly how I feel, and that mistake cannot be repeated this time. Even if it means sending half of my own fellow citizens to the gallows, I do not care. They deserve it for choosing to be stupid and evil.

        Too many of them dared asked how Nazi Germany happened, and the whole time the answer was starring right back at them every time they looked in a mirror.

        1. Tony

          You will have to add every damn collaborator that joined up with them in every country they invaded.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I hate to agree with you on that, but especially after the events of the past three years, I am given no other alternative.

    2. John Gillis

      She’s right. The people she described as costumed agents, the MSM, the FBI, the pseudoscientists, and our politicians will never admit to wrongdoing or that they were mistaken. They are schizoid enough to perpetuate the lies even when sitting atop a mountain of evidence against them.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Yep. And it isn’t wounded pride as it is malice of forethought on their part. The Nazis tried at Nuremberg insisted on their innocence until the end too.

  44. Tony

    Government considered killing all Britain’s pet CATS at the start of the Covid pandemic because they feared they were spreading virus,
    claims former health minister

    [Never again ?}

      1. Tony

        The date at the bottom is 11/07 (November 2007). I have never heard of anyone who owned a cat catching the virus.!

        1. george linker

          How would they know, no one was looking for corona virus in humans before 2019. It is assumed that cats do not transmit to humans which makes little semse since humans can transmit to cats.

          For those people who test positive for Covid-19, Dr. Ly recommended distancing from not only humans, but cats and dogs. “You cannot cuddle them,” he said.

          It has been mentioned that cat corona virus would require elimination of cats

          Control of FCoV infection in catteries, shelters, and multicat households is aimed at limiting virus spread, minimizing exposure, and reducing stress. Infection with FCoV is ubiquitous, so complete eradication is rarely feasible, and even if eradication is successful, reinfection frequently occurs. Test and removal based on FCoV antibody testing is not practical since it is typical for 80% to 90% of cats in endemic catteries to be seropositive. Depopulation and starting over would be required.

    1. John Gillis

      This is sooooooo true. That’s all Democrats talk about is getting Trump. Even though rank and file Democrats are hurting financially, they say it’s better than having Trump in the White House.

      They cut off their own noses to spite their faces!

        1. Chief Mac

          We had worse weather than that earlier this year, Nothing sub-zero but cold enough, but little snow or ice. Overall it wasn’t too bad so far

        1. Tony

          I expected that something would happen once the scare was over. It was very predictable.

        2. Weary Traveler

          Trump actually declassified all of it before leaving office. I don’t think any of it can be contained any longer, especially with all the “anons” doing their research and using FIOA. The “conspiracy theorists” are being proven more and more right.

      1. george linker

        There would be few people not living in gitmo. Overcrowding would become an issue on the first day.

        1. Tony

          We don’t have a constitution over here, but I don’t have to tell you about our government.

        2. Chief Mac

          Oh I agree, but the truth is that Congress have powers and the Executive Branch has powers

        1. Chief Mac

          No they don’t. It is part of the separation of powers in the Constitution. The Commander-In-Chief has certain authority that neither the legislative or judiciary branch can take away

          1. george linker

            All powers are granted by congress. There are no powers they cannot take away of give.

          2. Chief Mac

            No – powers are authorized in the US Constitution not Congress. Congress can give away powers that they actually have – which they have done to over 600+ alphabet feral agencies. They cannot assume powers that were given to other branches

          3. Chief Mac

            Section. 1.
            The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years….
            Section. 2.
            The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

            He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

            The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

            Section. 3.
            He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

            Classified documents fall under the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States.

          4. george linker

            In other words no power at all except that granted by congress. The only power given the president was the right to grant pardons and reprieves.

          5. george linker

            People tend to believe more is in the constitution then is really there. Even the idea of seperation of powers is not in the constitutions wording at all.

            The Constitution contains no provision explicitly declaring that the powers of the three branches of the federal government shall be separated. James Madison, in his original draft of what would become the Bill of Rights, included a proposed amendment that would make the separation of powers explicit, but his proposal was rejected

            the Framers’ separation of power was not rigid, but incorporated a system of checks and balances whereby one branch could check the powers assigned to another. For example, the Constitution allows the President to veto legislation,7 but requires the President to gain the Senate’s consent to appoint executive officers and judges or enter into treaties.8 Some critics of the proposed Constitution objected to what they regarded as a curious mixture of government functions and powers.9 In response to criticism that the Constitution blurred the powers accorded to the three branches of government

    1. Tony

      Strange. They have just started stirring things up over here. Leaked e-mails and the usual stuff.

    1. Weary Traveler

      The “logic” they use, if you want to call it that, reminds me of something that happened on my block late last summer. How’s this for “Asperger’s?”

      Somebody parked a large SUV in front of our complex, which had a boat on a trailer hitch. It was parked where I smoke. It was left there for over a week. I actually had these idiots ask if it was mine, and one of the Aspies actually said, “well, you are usually standing by it, so I am sure how you can see the connection was made.”

      Uh, no, I can’t. Because by that same logic, I must own half the cars on the block. To which I added, to be just to be a jerk back = because stupid people deserve to be treated badly; “And, if I had the kind of money to buy so many cars, I wouldn’t waste on these Socialist clown cars since I actually have tastes.” LOL

      This is the same logic the Christians use when they extrapolate from Tanakh to make their case for Jesus, which, I thought was a Latin name, not a Hebrew name.

      It explains the mindset of those who parrot everything they hear on TV. Especially “orange man bad.”

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        I’m still listening to Rabbi Lapin and really enjoying it.
        I’m drafting my commentary.

        I would LOVE to see you in action.
        🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
        What freaking idiots!

        Christianity in really not original.
        That’s the bottom line.
        SMH…

        Terrific comparison, by the way.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I figure since they are so good at putting everyone outside of their little blue urban bubble down, the least I can do is give them a good healthy dose of their own medicine.

          I hope to be far enough removed from it all that one day, I actually can just laugh at how stupid they are instead of wanting to violently smack them all with a 2×4. …and then impale them on it.

      2. Tony

        “The word Jesus is the Latin form of the Greek Iesous, which in turn is the transliteration of
        the Hebrew Jeshua, or Joshua, or again Jehoshua, meaning “Jehovah is salvation.”

      3. Proud Conservative Mom

        I forgot to address the Jesus name part.
        Christianity claims that TANACH was completely translated as part of the Septuagint.
        That is INCORRECT.
        Only the Pentateuch was translated.
        The rest of it wasn’t.

        The Christians added their own Greek additions and then claimed that it was translated by the Septuagint.
        RUBBISH.

        As we know, the Christians took over Rome and Rome adopted Christianity.

        The name Jesus was just another Roman invention courtesy of The Church.

        @anthonyquest:disqus

        1. Weary Traveler

          That explains it. So I was right? In which case, how many Christians then realize that they are pronouncing his name wrong, and have been for centuries?

  45. Weary Traveler

    From DC Draino on Truth Social with my own addition… My Addition is in bold font.

    Can we all agree that if WW3 starts, this is the Draft order:

    1st – Every politician that voted to fund Ukraine

    2nd – Every media anchor that supported the funding of Ukraine

    3rd – Everyone with a 🇺🇦 in their bio

    4th – Everyone with a 🇺🇦 flying outside their house or apartment

    5th – Anyone who has ever tweeted “You’re a Putin Puppet”

    6th – every Hollywood celebrity that visited Zelensky in Kyiv

    7th – the families of everyone listed above

      1. Weary Traveler

        After inadvertently leading the feds to El Chappo, it is amazing that dude is still alive.

    1. John Gillis

      I think this is fantastic and long overdue. And I agree we should take further measures.

        1. John Gillis

          Did you see his lame new avatar? I almost ignored it. Still crying over noy getting attention from a 21-year-old! 😄

          1. Weary Traveler

            I scrolled up to see his usually crybaby post. Did he get made fun of too much for the Speedy Gonzales avatar? Or did one of his fellow wokesters threaten to cancel him for micro aggressions? LOL

          2. John Gillis

            Yeah, Speedy Gonzales is seen as a racist caricature by wokesters. Gus doesn’t even have the backbone to keep his avatar in the face of leftist criticism!

          3. Weary Traveler

            Wokesters are the only ones who welcome pedophiles like him, so he doesn’t exactly have a choice if he wants to have any “friends.” LOL

  46. Weary Traveler

    The left really have regressed. This proves exactly what I concluded when COVID started, which is that they have gone back to Medieval times = pre-Enlightenment period.

    And to think, it was the left that tossed out religion for science, because “science was the more rational.” Humans sure do love going from one extreme to the other, don’t they? Only to end up right back in the same place.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKCTuCN86Bs

    1. John Gillis

      I’m shocked by the absence of kumbayah in this world. I thought for certain the removal of the Land O Lakes woman would usher in a new era of brotherhood and equity! 😉

    1. Weary Traveler

      Yes, they are still pissed about losing the civil war and the civil rights movement.

          1. Weary Traveler

            No, not our Vinny. There’s some pothead on w3p who goes by Vinny G. He became a little more prolific after Gus had a meltdown. I partly suspect it may be one of Gus’ sock puppets.

          2. John Gillis

            I was thinking the same thing. Though Vinny G isn’t directly posting to me, I suspect he’s a sock puppet while Gus is putting out the flames he’s received.

          3. Weary Traveler

            I noticed neither seem to have been around in a couple of days. I’m thinking the Vinny G account got banned for making threats.

          4. John Gillis

            Nice. That account deserves to be banned. I’ll have to look at his posts to view what might have gotten him banned. That is if he wasn’t deleted.

          5. Weary Traveler

            It was deleted by the mods, and I actually reported it to Disqus.

            Remember when you said that Gus blocked you because you couldn’t see his posts anymore, and that idiot basically said, “no, Gus just changed is avatar.”

            I pointed out what a moron he was for that idiotic thought process of his, and pretty much called him a junkie. Which got him really upset, even more so as I continued to point out how each of his thoughts were disconnected from the other.

            I then mentioned that he was too stupid to have a job, and that really triggered the snowflake, and he responded to me with “I bet I could f*** you up.” And sent a video of himself at his place of business.

            Which was laughable because he even looks like a junkie who has seen better days. I am betting that really is Gus, and why we haven’t seen him around in a while since he pretty much doxxed himself. LOL

          6. John Gillis

            That is awesome, Weary Traveler! Reminds me of some kid who would say something like, “How much you want to make a million dollar bet my Dad can bear up your Dad?”

            Funny thing is I never gave two hoots about Gus until he started in on me about having the Shih Tzu in a pram at Bat and Body Works. And I tried to ignore him, but since the holidays, he was just too annoying.

            I agree. Vinny G looks about 60, so that’s definitely a Gus sock.

          7. Weary Traveler

            I’m convinced of it. “Gus” really messed up.

            He tried to claim Ozzy was a tranny because of his long hair. He went quiet once I told him that there are plenty of bikers out there that would have something to say to him about that. LOL

          8. John Gillis

            Same here. I thought this Gus dude had a tranny fantasy when he kept on about it.

            His favorite movie is probably “The Crying Game.”

            I’d love to see him get his butt served by some 1%ers he refers to as trannies.

          9. Weary Traveler

            I’m sure he is one of the many sex offenders participating in drag queen story hour. He has that look about him. LOL

          10. Weary Traveler

            I haven’t seen her around in a while. I have no idea if she is still on Disqus, or just haunting another forum.

            I am guessing the latter, as her “hubby” has little interest in her. LOL

        1. Weary Traveler

          I would say all of them were. All that repressed rage from being a bunch of low value beta males.

  47. Chief Mac

    It appears that the Palestinian prime minister’s family originated in Egypt – like many other Palestinians

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7af058ca48a4ad8809b3defad0614e7da74b217f88ad4c49afcafaf76ec4d419.png

    I looked up the history of the Shtayyeh family.

    There wasn’t as much online as there is from other famous Palestinian families who proudly trace their histories to companions of Mohammed in Arabia.

    But about ten years ago, one member of the family seemed to go through social media to see all the the Shtayyehs he could find, and he made a slide show showing dozens of them and a very short bio on each.

    While a few live now in Nablus, where Mohammed Shtayyeh was born, the home town of most of them is Damietta, Egypt.

    And the Egyptian origin of the family seems likely. A monograph by the JCPA reminds us that Hamas leader Fathi Hammad once said:

    Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Damietta, from the north, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians; we are Arabs. We are Muslims. We are part of you [in mainland Egypt]. Egyptians! Personally, half my family is Egyptian – and the other half are Saudis.
    The paper goes on to say that it is well known that Egyptians settled in major cities in Palestine in the 19th century, including Nablus. One of their footnotes says that an Israeli researcher checked the Nablus phone book in 1980 and found 70 entries for the name “al-Masri,” “The Egyptian,” alone.

    This Arab article https://ultrapal.ultrasawt.com/%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B7%D9%8A%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%A7-%D9%87%D9%88-%D8%A3%D8%B5%D9%84%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%9F/%D8%A2%D8%B5%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A3%D8%A8%D9%88-%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9/%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%B9 on Arab family name origins freely admits that a great number of Palestinian families immigrated from elsewhere. The head of the Palestinian History and Documentation Center, Khaled Al-Khalidi, notes that original Palestinian family names came from well known Gulf Arab tribes, like Al-Ayyubi, Al-Ansari, Al-Hashemi, and Al-Qurashi. Later families took on named from where they came from, so that’s why so many Palestinian families are named after Syrian, Arabian or Egyptian areas (al-Hijazi, al-Halabi [Aleppo], and al-Dimashqi [Damascus], al-Suisi, al-Gharbawi, al-Sharqawi, and al-Araishi.)

    This Palestinian expert freely admits that “the Palestinian people are part of the Arabian Peninsula, and at that time there was free movement, and there were no borders between Arab areas.”

    To the West, Palestinians claim to be indigenous to the area. In Arabic, they know the truth that many if not most originated elsewhere – and they are proud of it.

    1. John Gillis

      If people want to behave like animals, they should be caged like them. Or learn to play with them!

      1. Weary Traveler

        And the libs who make excuses for them should be locked in those cages with those animals to be eaten by them.

    1. AuntiE*TFL

      I am concerned he skipped CPAC to be in ÇA with the Rove/Bush contingent of the Republican Party.

  48. AuntiE*TFL

    I did not copy the whole article. It can be found at W3P.

    King Charles coronation oil is consecrated in Jerusalem

    1. John Gillis

      Better yet, Tupperware should start making coffins. Burp the lid and seal Fauci inside for all eternity!

  49. Weary Traveler

    The comparison of the petty day cop in Camden is not only a perfect description of the Branch COVIDians in our government, but how leftists in general govern.

    For the years I lived and worked in San Francisco, I noticed I had more to fear from the police if my meter expired, or if I was caught smoking a cigarette within just less than 20 feet from a window or door, than I would if I was smashing out car windows, or even beating up old ladies in the street.

    When the cops are nothing more than armed tax collectors for corrupt officials and politicians, the law abiding have far more to fear from the cops than gang members, and other thugs. This perfectly explains why cities like Camden NJ, Gary IN, etc., are as messed up as they are.

    The Jaywalker and the Covid Police

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-jaywalker-and-the-covid-police/

  50. Weary Traveler

    Pretty wise words here, actually.

    It got me thinking about the COVIDmania, and how many people are no longer in life because of it, after showing their true colors. In a strange way, those people did us all a huge favor. Now we know who they really are, and to no longer waste our time with them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXEeUr11VqY

          1. Weary Traveler

            Especially the ending. I love how they brought those characters back for a cameo in Coming To America.

            One of my favorite movie moments was in Coming to America. I can so relate to this one = a proper NYC “good morning.” LOL

            ***Another PCM Warning.*** LOL

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL15eTRcAsg

      1. Weary Traveler

        And they wonder why so many of us have a negative view of sales, and would rather starve than go in to sales.

    1. Chief Mac

      What I don’t understand is why pistol manufacturers don’t put sights on the right sides of their firearms. They would sell like hot cakes in the ghettoes – that is if they ever bought any since most of their weapons are stolen

  51. Chief Mac

    Dodged another bad storm last night. High winds, lots of rains, power outages, but it mainly went to either the north or south,

    About ten miles to the west is a fair sized ridge that is to my North-West and extends well to my South-East and forms the Red River Gorge. Most storms veer to the South or North and we only get residue. To my west huge areas are out of power but very little in my area. People are traveling 60+ miles to get food and generators. Everybody around here that wants a generator generally has at least one – I have two.

  52. Weary Traveler

    I remember Michael Savage talking about this, and the relationship with schools and Big Pharma, and corrupt doctors that are bought off by big pharma. I remember his first words when reporting on the Columbine school shooting was asking if psychotropic/psychoactive drugs were involved given the alarming rate at which such drugs were/are being prescribed, especially to children.

    This even further illustrates what George Carlin said back in the day about how governments don’t like smart people, and want “obedient workers” instead, which is a reference to an actual quote made by John D. Rockefeller in the early 20th century. The simple fact is, Big Government and Corporate America are fascists who hate humanity. They hate your brightness. They hate your individuality. They hate your creativity. They hate your family, and your friendships, and they hate your communities.

    If Leonardo Di Vinci were alive today, or worse, if these fascist bureaucrats we have today were around in Leonardo’s time, and gotten hold of him, you we would not have the Mona Lisa, or Vitruvian Man, because they would have drugged with Ritalin turning him to another mindless socialist robot. As Leonardo — just look at history — exhibited all the classic symptoms of what we now call “ADD” and “ADHD.” Let that sink in.

    As Carolyn talks about so many people exhibiting signs of being on the Asperger’s Spectrum, this is most likely one of many good reasons why that is the case.

    The article I posted below citing how Little Tony Faucist, our own modern day Dr. Mengele, wanted lockdowns and Social(ist) Distancing to remain indefinitely as our “new normal” is an example of the fascist government’s war on humanity, for “humanitarian” reasons of course.

    They have subverted and undermined our universities, and destroyed the humanities departments, and turned public schools in to gulags that are designed to snuff out the brightness of our children, especially young boys, to make sure they grow up to be the sexless eunuchs that would marry someone like Kamala, or Meghan Markle. Or worse yet, put on a dress.

    Make no mistake about it. ADD and ADHD, like Autism, is a big money racket for Big Pharma and big government, and corrupt politicians.

    Are We Medicating Millions of ADHD Children without Scientific Justification?

    https://brownstone.org/articles/are-we-medicating-millions-of-adhd-children-without-scientific-justification/

    1. Tony

      I’m not in your league when discussing these things, but it’s something like -” find something that is very common, give it a name, create a panic situation, then produce something (fairly expensive) to sell that will cure it.”

      1. Sapper 9

        The people “in charge” want subordinates dumber than them to ensure job security.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Exactly. And our politicians and bureaucrats are pretty dumb. Just look at the likes of AOC.

    2. Sapper 9

      That reminds me of the San Francisco public toilet, with one toilet and an estimated price tag of $1,700,000.00, $11,333 per square foot of restroom.

      1. Sapper 9

        They rape women, children and farm animals, in Europe they use the excuse of having a “sexual emergency “. In Afghanistan they are protected by Sharia law, they kill the goat and marry their women and girl victims.

  53. Proud Conservative Mom

    Shavuah Tov everyone! 💞💞💞
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e230e3539225e204c9891f1bd62d06ca591c5ba7a9b1045d87702facc95712b0.jpg

    Out of sight, hasn’t been out of mind.
    The incredible holiday of Purim commences on Monday night, Be’Ezras Hashem.

    (I have been prepping for it in more ways than one.)

    Megilas Esther (the Scroll of Esther) has another and much more relevant meaning and translation.
    Namely: The Revelation of the Hidden.

    I been learning from a 517 page book “The Concealed And the Revealed” (on the month of Adar, Purim, and Megilas Esther) by Rabbi Daniel Glatstein.
    Rabbi Glatstein is PHENOMENAL.
    I first heard of its existence on Wednesday night and purchased the book as soon as the Judaica store opened on Thursday morning.

    (Between all of the things that I needed to address in my life (😅😅😅), I have been able to accomplish alot of studying, as I had minimal appointments on Thursday and none on Friday this week.)

    This is very heavy reading.
    He writes several essays that stand on their own and are sometimes interconnected and cross-referenced.

    I am enjoying every minute, and have another 117 pages to go.
    I have no description as to how incredible this book is.
    What I have learned will tremendously enhance my Purim in every single manner.
    I am totally awestruck at the new things that I am studying.

    The beauty of Torah is being able to learn new things daily, and its lessons are always extremely applicable.

    That being said, I wanted to pop in and wish you all well.

    I’ll be back to share a few thoughts sometime today or this evening, Be’Ezras Hashem.

    I’ll leave you with this thought.
    The person through whom the salvation had to come through, with Hashem having orchestrating it of course, had to be an orphan.
    There is a verse that talks about it.
    Esther 2:7 “And he (Mordechai) had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother, and the maiden was of comely form and of comely appearance, and when her father and mother died, Mordechai took her to himself for a daughter.”
    There is not one superfluous word in Megilas Esther.
    That’s what strengthens the query.
    Why do we need to know this information?

    Haman, was a descendant of Amalek, the grandson of Eisav (Esau).
    Eisav set the bar on the Mitzvah of honoring one’s father.
    No one else in the world was able to touch it the way he did it.
    Haman thought in this huge merit, he would prevail against the Jews.

    There is a concept for Jews, that if one TRULY wants to fulfill a Mitzvah and cannot for whatever reason, (remember, Hashem knows the mind and heart), Hashem credits that person as if he or she actually fulfilled that Mitzvah.
    The kindness of Hashem, is that he credits the person as if a person executed the Mitzvah in its most perfect form, with all of the correct thoughts involved.
    Due to our human limitations, it’s almost impossible to always be able to keep the Mitzvos in this manner.

    Esther’s father died shortly after she was conceived.
    Her mother died in childbirth.

    All of her life, Esther desperately wished she could have honored her parents.
    As a result, she was credited manifold, as if she did the Mitzvah to absolute perfection.

    Ergo, Esther was the one who was able to counter the tremendous merit that Eisav had.
    Haman’s name and Esther’s name are both mentioned in the Megillah exactly 54 times.

    Esther, was one of the seven prophetesses (and one of the four most beautiful women that ever lived).

    May her memory be blessed.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      We are absolutely supposed to be active in keeping the Torah.
      We’re NOT supposed to be passive.

      But know, that this concept exists for Jews. If we find ourselves unable to perform a Mitzvah yet wish we could have done it, we are credited as if we performed the Mitzvah with absolute perfection..

    2. John Gillis

      Good morning Rivka! Purim is a beautiful time for me in North Carolina. Our local Fresh Market stocks Osem Bamba for Purim, and I so enjoy it.

      Of course, being a Friend of Israel is a reason for me to appreciate Purim and why it is celebrated.

      1. bill smith