Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:
In the midst of what is being called a betrayal of trust, hurtful acts to friendship and making United States Israeli relations into a partisan issue; there has been a few items likely to have been overlooked. Nobody is paying much attention to one side’s actions to put this whole vitriolic sniping into perspective. The news is full of the accusations of betrayal by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu claiming that his speech to Congress will be hurtful to American/Israeli relations. He has been warned not to state any of the terms in the framework of the agreement which President Obama is intending to sign in the near future as that might hurt the chances for the framework to be ratified. Meanwhile, another White House unnamed source gave comment which appears to counter the entire flow of aspersions when they stated that the speech was not going to have any effect…
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Just love the sentiment – brilliant.
Originally posted on allaboutlemon-All Around, In, And Out Of My Own Universe:
Anytime anybody is rude, it makes me double-check my own behavior
to make sure I don’t do that to other people.
― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book
“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
― Edmund Burke
“A rude man tells a women to stop talking too much because she is making noise.
A polite man will tell this same woman that she looks so beautiful when her lip are closed.
Compare and choose one! Speak politely; but be sure you get to where you are going with your words.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
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Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:
After this horrible rape and murder, there were many protests in India. We arrived with the first group of students just weeks afterwards. The victim was Jyoti Singh, a 23 year old medical student who planned using her life to help and heal others. She became “India’s Daughter” as people protested. It should not happen to any woman or girl anywhere in India or elsewhere. The horror of the crime forced the government to pass a death penalty law and expedite the trial. Now we are hearing from one of the convicted rapists. . . . the bus driver. Education and heart and mind changes for the public are indeed needed as well as convictions and justice. . . . .swiftly administrated.
On Death Row, but unrepentant:Delhi gangrape convict says it is the girl’s fault when she was raped.
by FP Staff Mar 3, 2015 07:41…
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Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:
Where the obvious signs that make the news come from within Europe, the signs in the streets are visible throughout the world. Probably the most obvious of signs is right there in many Jews’ mailboxes inside a blank and nondescript envelope. Perhaps that since January 15, 2015 the French Army’s “Opération Sentinelle” has protected seven-hundred-twenty-two (722) Jewish schools and synagogues in France might give one pause. The army has reported three-hundred-seventy-two (371) incidents perpetrated against the soldiers standing guard in front of the protected sites. What would have happened to the Jews without the soldiers standing in front of their temples and schools? In addition, in Sweden a radio asked the Israeli Ambassador if Jews are not the cause of anti-Semitism. The magazine used to come in the mail unconcealed with Jewish features displayed vibrantly and proudly on its covers as if to say we are proud Jews who are…
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Originally posted on James' Funnies:
Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder.
Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, And notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first…But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my…
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Originally posted on PA Pundits - International:
By Alan Caruba ~
The strangest thing about Obama’s efforts to achieve friendly relations with Iran, something he has tried to do since he first took office in 2009, is that Iran has made it abundantly clear since its Islamic revolution in 1979 that it hates America and, in tandem, Israel as well.
In an Iranian naval drill on February 25, Iran blew up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier near the entrance of the Persian Gulf. It was a full-size replica of the USS Nimitz. This is the antithesis of friendship, but just to make their position clear, Iranian Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi, commander of its naval forces, let it be known that “We have the most advanced sea mines which cannot be imagined by the Americans.”
But the Americans—in this case the President of the United States and his negotiators—have been making every concession they can to get an…
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