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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 August 28, 2009 / 8 Elul 5769

What's next: Codgers for caskets?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Who says government can't run business? Most everyone! That's beside the point. Even Obama chides postal failure to dispatch letters across the USA sans profit. But now, the Obamanistas are in the car biz to the tips of their GM tail fins.

Cash for clunkers, AKA Send an Asian child to college, is now history. Time to review:

With the exception of two Ford products, the other eight most bought cars are from Japan and Korea.

What did it do for Government-owned Motors?

Not much apparently. Many of the dealers dropped out almost a week before it ended because the government wouldn't or couldn't pay. Their excuse was they were too busy writing stimulus checks to convicts in their cells.

Ah, but there is a sliver lining. All ten of the clunkers were American made. Sure makes me proud! How about you?

So what if the dealers hated it? So what if we took three quarter million old American cars that could have gone to the poor and euthanized them? So what if many dealers cut the program almost a week before its planned end?

It did get butts into the showrooms.

Even Obama knows that one promotion doth not a success make.

But let's not stop at autos!

Cross-over promotions between different government enterprises will encourage even more takeovers.

The feds have three big advantages against private-owned business:

  • They don't have to play by the rules.

  • If the promotion tanks, there's an endless supply of cash from us the taxpayers.

  • When that runs out, watch as the Benjamins start flying out of the printing presses.

Now that the government is just a short fixed vote away from owning the outcomes of our very existence, let the promotions begin!

The only time some people get carried away is at their funeral

Think of the possibilities:

  • Revenge of the baby seals -It won't be long after HC is passed that we could encourage ill seniors to die earlier so we could feed them to those globally hot polar bears and baby white seals!

  • Raid my house -Watch as SEIU and ACORN break your door down and steal your Twinkies and Ho-Hos. What they don't eat, they'll give to old people in place of hip or knee replacements. Oldster's vil take it and vil like it!

  • The baiting game -Let's see how many SEIU and ACORN thugs you can piss-off before they gang up and wipe the street with your face-all in good fun and charity, folks.

  • Town-hall ball throw @ $1000 a shot -Hit the button on the cage and drop your insulting congressman into a room with masked CIA operatives waiting to water-board him into reading the House HC bill.

  • Who's That Radical? TV show-Pick the most anti-American radical in the Obama Administration. Get backers too timid to sponsor Glenn Beck. My money is on the ex-weatherman founder Jeff Jones who wrote the $800 Billion stimulus bill. But don't give up on Green Jobs Czar, self admitted communist and Black Nationalist, Van Jones.

  • It's Your Life HC Roulette-spin the wheel or choose the secret panel's "special message."

  • Sell that child!-Science Czar John Holdgren has advocated population control via government enforced abortions and sterilizations. Ever the sentimental one, John won't choose the extra children in your house to get rid of. He'll allow you to pick. How much can you get for Tommy or Cindy? In a macabre way, the cash you get for them is testament to your parenting.

  • Hog flu hullabaloo -Spread the flu-sell the meds!

  • Codgers for caskets -For normal seniors, unlike the recently departed Senator Kennedy, the challenge will be for families to afford a decent casket after covering costs government insurance refused to pay. So the earlier Granny or Pappy makes room for our youts, the cheaper the box!

America, this is your wakeup call! Get off your buttocks and stop these people from stealing your freedom!

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