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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Chain of fools

By Jim Mullen




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Do not throw this letter away. Todd B. of Chillicothe, Ohio, thought chain mail was something nerds wore at Renaissance fairs and he threw his letter away. He thought the chain was a joke. He lost all the money in his retirement account and his house is in foreclosure. Believe in the power of the CHAIN. Don't break the chain.


The executives of Goldman Sachs, AIG, and a bunch of other banks got this letter a year and a half ago and each one sent it to 20 congressmen. They made billions. And they were rich to begin with! The CHAIN is strong! Believe in the power of the chain.


Robin C. of Culpepper, Va., got this letter and thought it was a scam from his ex-sister-in-law so he threw it away. He did not send it to 20 of his friends. He lost his job and his benefits. His boss sent this letter to all the board members that he appointed. He got a $6 million bonus! Even though the company he ran lost money and their stock is in the toilet! Believe in the power of the CHAIN! Don't break the chain; the power of the chain is strong!


Melvin T. of Manatee, Fla., got this letter, but since he had invested wisely in a balanced portfolio of stocks recommended by the experts on the financial news channels, he burned the letter in his poolside barbeque while his friends watched and laughed. Melvin was wiped out. His wife left him, his children had to leave college because he couldn't pay their tuition.


All the financial TV experts sent the letter to 20 of their friends in the media. They all got big raises. Don't break the chain; the power of the CHAIN is strong!


Lois L. works for a big insurance company in their "Denying Claims" call center. Her company makes a lot of money, but she doesn't. None of her co-workers makes a lot of money, either. She's very tired at the end of the day from explaining to people what a preexisting condition means. She and her husband are raising three kids. Lois and her husband discussed joining the CHAIN but they fell asleep from overwork and the next day they had a teacher's conference with little Billy's teacher. They forgot about the letter. The company did not have enough money to give Lois the raise she asked for. Her co-pay has gone up 50 percent, and her deductible is $2,500.


The CEO who runs the insurance company Lois works for had one of his secretaries mail the letter to 20 lobbyists. He paid himself over 40 million dollars last year. The company pays for his corporate jet and his golf and ski club memberships. The power of the chain is strong. Don't break the CHAIN.


The CHAIN is getting sick of all you poor people ignoring the chain. Get with the program, would you? The chain helps those that help themselves.


Akio Toyoda had never heard of the chain. He got the chain in the mail but he threw it in the garbage in the employee lounge, where it was quickly recycled and came back as part of a Prius manual. Toyota is now in a world of hurt.


All the Chrysler and GM executives got the chain and sent it to 20 of their friends. They know the power of the chain. That's how they all got their jobs in the first place. Trust the chain, there is no other logical explanation. Sure enough, they got billions of dollars to keep doing the same things that got them into trouble in the first place. The chain is strong. Believe in the power of the chain!

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Jim Mullen is the author of "It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life" and "Baby's First Tattoo."


Previously:


Please come pick up your acting awards, ESPN commentators, you've earned them
You've been superpoked by the U.S. gov't
e-Readin', e-Writin' and e-Rithmatic
A pose by any other name
Warning: Column contains 2010 spoilers
‘He loves only gold, only gold’
Think about direction, wonder why …
Flushing your money down a diamond-studded toilet
More like ‘wack’ Friday
The good, the ad and the ugly
The desert of the real
Let books be large and in charge
I was insulting people way before the Internet
GPS drill sergeant: Left, right, left!
Butterfly in the sky, you make winds go twice as high
Music to my ears it's not
You don't light up my life
Fair or not: Country living is far from ‘Little House’
A parable for the ‘ages’
Top 100 Cable news stories of the century
Green dumb
A developing story
Thinking outside the lunch box
What's good for the goose is good for the scanner
Newspapers will survive, but network TV?
A really big show of generation gaps
When pigs flu
The reports of our decline have been greatly exaggerated
Mergers and admonitions
Invest in gold: little, yellow, different
Stuck in Folsom Penthouse
Collecting karma
Setting loose the creative ‘juice’
It's all in the numbers
You're damaging your brain with practical skills
The real rat pack
The unspeakable luxury of the Park-O-Matic
Gross-ery shopping



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