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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

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "All the Occupy movements start with a premise that we all owe them..so they can self-righteously explain that they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything". Now that is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country."

Newt Gingrich


I think Thanksgiving is the best holiday. Not only for its commercial value (tourists from Pamplona, Spain flock here for the Black Friday door-opening of a Wal-Mart and the ensuing "running of the cows" just so they can brag to friends back home they survived it), but for its premise of being thankful.

Ever since I was promoted from the children's table to the adult table at age 40 (mostly because I fought with the 12-year-olds), I have valued Thanksgiving dinner. And I am proud to say that I no longer fight with children, even if they start it.

I am also proud that we do well together as a family - in short doses - as long as there is plenty of booze around and football on TV. We Hart males are even willing to watch the Detroit Lions just to avoid any family interaction.

The fact that there are family tensions, liquor, a readily accessible carving knife and no physical injuries to date at my family's holiday events shows our abiding love for each other. Either that, or a strong respect for the legal system, cell phone video cameras and the rules of evidence.

Thanksgiving is about family, so we all really need to thank our parents first. If your parents never had children, chances are good that you don't, either. Depending entirely on which day you ask me, I am proud to say that I have two kids, but three total (you know who you are). My kid count is according to their mothers, court documents, and several DNA tests (all hotly contested by the kids).

For some reason they do like to get together on Thanksgiving, mainly because my mother cooks. It is an antiquated custom of the members of her generation, like threshing their own wheat and spending only the money they had.

My mom is proud when she sees the Occupy Wall Street crowd, specifically because none of her kids is there in lower Manhattan's Assault and Battery Park and involved in it. Like most mothers her age, she is not caught up in the politics of OWS. She is only concerned that they have sweaters and are getting enough to eat.

The least thankful of all Americans are the Occupy Wall Street-ers who have skirmished with police. This week, New York cops elevated their arsenal from pepper spray (protestors had developed immunity to it because being sprayed with mace is how most of their dates ended) to cops on horseback led by Mayor Bloomberg riding a German Shepherd (he is tiny) armed with guns, clubs, and water cannons in order to remove the protestors from their Obamaville encampments. I am not a military historian, but I think the NYPD's strengths will match up well against the protestors' hacky-sack throwing and STD infections. It could be a bloodbath—or, even worse for the protestors, an actual bath.

We did not become the least popular country in the world just by bombing other countries. If we have learned anything from the French, it is that to be really disliked we have to muster up some arrogance, too. Our poorest 99% OWS crowds get to protest and live in New York City, where an acre of land costs $90 million, for free. Our police protect them and we pay to clean up after them. They want to be given what others have earned and, as we feel when confronted with a poorly-written college social studies paper, we have no idea what they are saying.

We have a great and bountiful country. Let's call the OWS hate for the rest of us what it really is: envy. If we are going to redistribute anything in this country, it should be the work ethic of the 53% who pay all the taxes so these intellectually incoherent layabouts can "occupy" our parks and waste our police force's time and who show themselves to be entirely --- un-thankful.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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