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I feel as if I'd been run over by a truck

This afternoon, when I was waiting for a bus at the intersection of South Weller Street and 12th Avenue South here in Seattle, three gunshots went off maybe 40 feet north of me. I wasn't hurt, but it did shake me up.

Which was nothing compared to what was waiting for me when I got home. My phone has Caller ID, and it said a close friend had called me earlier. So I called him, and he told me that earlier in the day his wife suddenly collapsed and died. He sounded as if a mountain had fallen on him, and, listening to him, I felt like that, too.

He should come out of it okay. He's about ten years younger than I am. I told him I'd be here for him if he needed to talk with me, which I will be. G-d have mercy on us both.


I stumbled over this by accident while checking something out on amazon.com. This page even references other books along the same lines. One more testament to the disgustingness, cruelty, ignorance, and chronic lying of antisemites. It's the evil that never dies. *Why?* I guess there are a lot of people who need a harmless cat to kick, and who have chosen the Jews as their whipping-cats, thinking Jews don't fight back and aren't supported by anyone. Antisemites are full-bore bullies, and have chosen their targets for all the same cowardly, vicious things bullies do all the time.

The Talmud Unmasked - The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians, I. B. Pranaitis - Amazon.com


O Jerusalem!

Recently, Pope Francis said that he believes that Jerusalem should be given over to the Palestinians, to bring peace in the Middle East. This is so wrong on so many levels I have real trouble understanding why he believes this.

1) Such an act would be theft on a massive scale. Jerusalem was built by Jews, occupied by Jews for centuries, and is the holiest of holy places. Taking it from the people who built it, revere it, and live in it to give to the Palestinians is indeed theft, especially because it would be the UN which would back it up and send in soldiers to take it away from Israel.

2) It would most emphatically NOT bring peace to the Middle East. The Palestinians, backed by Iran and other terrorist groups and nations, want to finish what Hitler started, i.e., murder every last Jewish man, woman, and child, and destroying Israel would be a good start. Once in Jerusalem, they and their terrorist backers would use that as a wedge to invade and conquer the rest of Israel, and the streets would run red with blood. They would also murder all Christians and even "wrong-headed" Muslims living and working in Israel, all part of their "universal jihad" that they want to perpetrate on the world.

Please, *please*, PLEASE Pope Francis, reconsider this idea that peace can be achieved by handing Jerusalem over to the Palestinians. The result would be a horror show, and peace would NOT follow after it was over -- because it would never be over. Israel is everyone's bulwark against militant Islam, not just for Jews, but Christians and even Muslims as well as Hindus, Buddhists, and polytheists. G-d commanded us not to steal. Please don't aid and abet the terrible theft this would entail.

Pope Francis, you are a good man, and I certainly agree with most of your proposals and actions. But not this. NEVER this.

He's got a good point. It makes one think of Pastor Martin Niemöller, who said:

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

"Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

"Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

"Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me"

-- Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), in his speech for the Confessing Church in Frankfurt on 6 January 1946, of which this is a partial translation.

REf.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...

Pluto: The Innocent Fox

Ever since Pluto, that far-flung sentinel in the cold, dark outer bounds of the Solar System, was discovered in 1930 and given the name "Pluto," people began to envision that world as dark and frigid as the Styx, a realm of dark greys and deep blacks and the occasional despairing splash of white starlight and sunlight, a dirge in a never-ending minor key, taking on all the characteristics of the God Whom the Greeks called "Hades" and the Romans, "Pluto." For decades astronomers wondered what it looked like close up, and finally they began to put together a way to find out. Thus New Horizons was born, and launched into the heavens on January 19, 2006, at 2 p.m. EST at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

For nine and a half years, New Horizons, so far the swiftest space vehicle ever launched from Earth, drove on and on toward the elusive ninth planet, in spite of potential space hazards, in spite of the ugly controversy that had likewise started up in 2006 over whether Pluto was even a planet or not, in spite of tense and anxious moments among those following her progress farther and farther from the Sun. And on July 13, 2015, we finally saw Pluto close-up:Read more...Collapse )


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