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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 Oct. 14, 2009/ 26 Tishrei 5770

News you can use …

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize had led to tsunami of reaction, and lot of colorful and well-deserved ridicule. In keeping with the spirit of the latter, what do Barack Obama's Nobel prize win and the former sitcom "Seinfeld" have in common?


They're both about nothing.


Speaking of nothing, Mr. Obama's strategy for Afghanistan is exactly that, so far — and nowhere is his lack of experience and his political track record more damning. The man who voted "present" over a hundred times as an Illinois state Senator is being forced by events on the ground to do the one thing he finds most distasteful: lead. No matter which decision the president makes regarding troop levels, some part of his constituency is going to be very angry — which is precisely why he is dithering, even as our troops are bearing the brunt of his indecisiveness.


Incredibly, this politically motivated dithering is being portrayed as "deep thinking" by his political and media sycophants. Here's how deep the thinking needs to be: either go all out to win, or get out and live with the consequences — no matter how unpleasant.


The BBC has fallen off the global warming bandwagon. Apparently someone there noticed that the earth hasn't warmed since 1998, and there are even predictions that we may be entering a cooling period that will last for twenty years or more.


Will the BBC's leftist soulmates now refer to them, as they have all skeptics, as "deniers akin to those who denied the Holocaust?" Has the BBC permanently removed itself from consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize previously bestowed on climatology "expert" Al Gore?


Fox News personality Glenn Beck has a new book out entitled "Arguing With Idiots." A couple of thoughts: 1. if one truly needs instructions on how to argue with an idiot, what does that make the instructee? 2. Idiots aren't called idiots for nothing. Making a cogent argument based on facts and expecting the same in return is a fool's errand. Why bother?


There is a far better way to begin any debate: before starting in on anything, I ask someone if they vote. If the answer is "no," the debate is over. I refuse to waste my time with people who like to complain, but refuse to participate.


According to 80% of the economists responding to a National Association of Business Economics survey, the recession is over, but the nation still faces a "long slow recovery." Despite this ostensibly good news, 92% the NABE respondents said it would take until 2012 to recover all of the jobs lost, and that the unemployment rate would remain as high as 9.5% through 2010.


Am I the only one who thinks that a "jobless recovery" is no recovery at all?


Speaking of economics, the dollar is in free fall. According to Bloomberg.com the greenback has lost "10.3% on a trade-weighted basis the past six months, the biggest drop since 1991." Fabrizio Fiorini, a money manager who helps oversee $12 billion at Aletti Gestielle SGR SpA in Milan: "The diversification out of the dollar will accelerate. People are buying the euro not because they want that currency, but because they want to get rid of the dollar. In the long run, the U.S. will not be the same powerful country that it once was.


In a related shocker, it was announced that Barack Obama did not win the Nobel Prize for Economics.


North Korea test-fired some more short range missiles on Monday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: "Our goals remain the same. We intend to work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula."


As the Nobel committee made plain last Friday, intentions are every bit as good as results. We can all rest easier now.

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Previously:


10/07/09:
Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2009, Arnold Ahlert

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