Giving The Bird!

It was a typical night of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire…

Regis: “Barbara, you’ve done very well so far – $500,000 and one lifeline left: phone a friend. 

The next question will give you the top prize of One Million dollars if you get it right … but if you get it wrong you will drop back to $32,000 — are you ready?”

Barbara: “Sure, I’ll have a go!”

Regis: “Which of the following birds does not build it’s own nest? 

Is it…

A – Robin 

B – Sparrow

C – Cuckoo

D – Thrush

Remember Barbara its worth 1 Million dollars.”

“I think I know who it..but I’m not 100%… No, I haven’t got a clue. I’d like to phone a friend Regis, just to be sure.”

Regis: “Yes, who, Barbara, do you want to phone?”

Barbara: “I’ll phone my friend Maggie back home in Birmingham.”

(ringing)

Maggie (also a blonde): “Hello…”

Regis: “Hello Maggie, its Regis here from Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I have Barbara here and she is doing really well on $500,000, but needs your help to get to a Million. The next voice you hear will be Barbara’s and she’ll read you the question. There are 4 possible answers and 1 correct answer and you have 30 seconds to answer — fire away Barbara.”

Barbara: “Maggie, which of the following birds does not build it’s own nest? Is it:

A-Robin

B-Sparrow

C-Cuckoo

D-Thrush”

Maggie: “Oh Gees, Barbara that’s simple…..It’s a Cuckoo.”

Barbara: “You think?”

Maggie: “I’m sure.”

Barbara: ” Thanks Maggie.” (hangs up)
Regis: “Well, do you want to stick on $500,000 or play on for the Million, Barbara?”

Barbara: “I want to play, I’ll go with C-Cuckoo”

Regis: “Is that your final answer?”

Barbara: “It is.”

Regis: “Are you confident?”

Barbara: “Yes fairly, Maggie’s a sound bet.”

Regis: “Barbara…..you had $500,000 and you said C-Cuckoo …you’re right! – You have just won ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!! Here is your check. You have been a great contestant and a real gambler. Audience please put your hands together for Barbara!”

dollars

(The audience goes wild)

That night Barbara calls round to Maggie and brings her down to a local bar for a celebration drink and, as they are sipping their Champagne, Barbara turns to Maggie and asks “Tell me Maggie, How in God’s name did you know that it was the Cuckoo that does not build its own nest?

Maggie: “Listen Barbara, everybody knows that a Cuckoo lives in a clock!”

And You Blame Israeli Governance

Beyond the Cusp

Israel recently made a few adjustments incorporating Yisrael Beitenu into the ruling coalition permitting a more stable government, as the former coalition stood on the whims of as small as a single Minister changing sides. There was the assigning of a pair of Ministerial special assignments one of which granted the Defense Minister position to Avigdor Lieberman replacing Moshe Ya’alon who had been somewhat of a disappointment and had fomented mistrust of the leadership in the governing coalition and there were rumblings in Washington DC. There were the echoes of the whining made by the opposition here in Israel in the halls of the White House. We understand that you wish to destroy the Israeli Prime Minister simply because Bibi Netanyahu had the guts to oppose your gifting nuclear weapons to Iran, a regime which regularly threatens to wipe our nation from the map. Further, there are those in Iran…

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Tooth Of The Day

allaboutlemon-All Around, In, And Out Of My Own Universe

Walking Alone

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“Walking alone is not difficult…
But when we walked a mile with someone, then…
Coming back alone is difficult…”

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“The hardest walk is walking alone.
But it is also the strongest.”

Hard Walk

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“I am not afraid to walk this world alone.”

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“Better to walk alone,
than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.”

Diane Grant
 
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“Sometimes you need to walk alone,|
just to show that you can.”

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“Some walks you have to take alone.”

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“I will never walk alone.”

Jesus Daily

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“Don’t be scared to walk alone.  Don’t be scared to like it. ”

John Mayer

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“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

Helen Keller

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“They were walking side by side,
but each was alone.”Simone de Beauboir
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I love you guys!

I love you…

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Shameless Remain’s willful dishonesty over Europe

We are now in purdah, which means that Cameron can no longer use legions of civil servants to invent new porkies to push for a ‘stay’ vote. His statesman-like response to the challenge of Brexit is to warn about more expensive mobile phone calls and budget-airline fares.

So vote ‘leave’ and it’s Clacton, not Benidorm.

Yeah, right!

The current referendum campaign is the most shameful episode in recent British political history on a par with 1930s ‘appeasement’. Heir to Blair? Heir to Neville Chamberlain, more like.

This does not mean that the lacklustre Brexit’ campaign will get any better, split as it is between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

There is no coherent message, and it is way past time when they should be setting out the issues in plain language that people can understand, not just the ’pollies’ who occupy the Westminster village. Here are a few.

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Britain’s “Routine and Commonplace” Anti-Semitism

Battle-hardened British soldiers were moved to tears by the horrors they witnessed at the Nazi charnel house of Bergen-Belsen when they liberated the concentration camp in April 1945. Yet seventy years after thousands of troops fought and died to destroy the regime that murdered six million Jews, the scourge of anti-Semitism is again on the march across Europe.

In just one week, a British student leader, a Labour Party constituency MP, a London council leader, a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee and even Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have all been accused of being mired in Jew-hatred.

It is the tip of the iceberg. Each of these people was voted into power by an electorate that knew exactly what their views were. Had they not held these views they would not have been elected.

All are on the political left, but the problem does not stop there. The cancer of Jew-hatred today spreads from right to left throughout European nations and in all supranational bodies including the European Union and the United Nations. It is led by politicians, human rights groups and the media, whose contorted worldview has contaminated ordinary people on a scale unimaginable possibly even to the arch-propagandist Dr. Josef Goebbels himself.

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Stephen Hawking

999999The original Hawking “joins” BDS story from 2013:
According to the Guardian:

“Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president’s conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres’s 90th birthday.
Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to say he had changed his mind. He has not announced his decision publicly, but a statement published by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine with Hawking’s approval described it as “his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there”.
Hawking’s decision marks another victory in the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israeli academic institutions.”

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Morning Briefing – The Telegraph

Good morning.

Brexiteers are continuing to talk about immigration this morning, so Boris Johnson has teamed up with Michael Gove and Priti Patel to announce that Britain could adopt an Australian-style points based immigration system if it left the European Union. “Such a system can be much less bureaucratic and much simpler than the existing system for non-EU citizens,” they declare. The news has delighted Nigel Farage, who has been boasting (correctly) on Twitter about how it is the “same policy I’ve advocated for years”.  The Remain campaign has in turn accused Boris and his colleagues of “singing Nigel Farage’s tune” by backing the policy.

So what is Australia’s points based system? Brexiteers adore it because it means migrants are only granted skilled migration visas if they pass a points test based on what type of job they do, their age, English language skills, previous employment and education. The fact it hails from the country that pioneered the “stop the boats” policy towards refugees makes it sound suitably tough. However, the think-tank MigrationWatch has previously savaged Australia’s system, calling it “totally unsuitable for the UK” and pointing out that net immigration is three times higher per head than in Britain. The think-tank warned that the model would be “extremely complex and.. a non-starter”.

Questions of detail won’t worry Brexiteers too much, as they would argue that they’re  making the case for why Britain should leave rather than offering a manifesto for what exactly “Brexit Britain” would look like. Immigration remains fertile territory for the Brexit campaign, as evidenced by two new polls from ICM suggesting Leave is ahead in the polls (at 52%). Outters have yet to crack open the champagne though, as some fear it may be an outlier, perhaps caused by pollsters getting a dodgy sample of voters during the Bank Holiday weekend, but they are quietly encouraged. Steve Hilton touches on immigration in his latest piece setting out his case for Brexit, writing in today’s Telegraph that the EU  “makes it literally impossible for Britain” to control immigration and claims it “cuts working people’s pay with cheap imported labour, hurting British living standards”.

Europe’s migration crisis continues to give Brexiteers much to worth with, as the United Nations has warned that the first five months of this year have been “particularly deadly” for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, while as Libyan officials admitted that they were powerless to stop the tide of humanity leaving the country’s desert shores. Britain in turn has its own issues, we report, with Theresa May cancelling an aerial surveillance programme designed to stop migrants crossing the Channel to save money despite warnings from a former security minister. “It is time the Government woke up to the fact people-smuggling gangs are now going to target the British coastline directly,” writes Con Coughlin in today’s paper.

How are voters feeling about the European project? Commission president Donald Tusk has let his disquiet be known, lambasting EU leaders for their “utopian” illusions and warning that “ordinary people do not share our Euro-enthusiasm”. Meanwhile, a new poll by Ipsos-MORI suggests the Remainers’ “Project Fear” is having limited impact, as two-thirds of Britons who were surveyed felt that they would not be worse off in the event of Brexit. David Cameron may not turn Britain into a nation of Euro-enthusiasts, but he’ll be wanting to at least stop them becoming Brexit-enthusiasts on June 23.

 

PA Doctored Photos Accusing Israel of “Health Violations”

A Palestinian Authority (PA) document, prepared to support a recent World Health Organization (WHO) resolution condemning Israeli violations of Palestinian health rights, was found to contain multiple false photographs, meant to “prove” Israeli atrocities. US-based watchdog group Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) posted the faked evidence on its Snapshots blog, identifying each photo’s source.

The resolution, prepared by the Arab Group and Palestine, criticizes Israel for “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”. It passed last Wednesday, enjoying the support of France, Germany, the UK and various other EU states. The US and Canada both voiced strong objections.

Prior to the WHO decision, the PA Health Ministry submitted a report on the state of health in Palestinian territories. The 59-page document contains several illustrative photographs, many of which CAMERA identified as either misleading or altered, highlighting, as Snapshots blogger Gidon Shaviv pointed out, “the submission’s total lack of credibility.”

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Iran is an Artificial Country

Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more. The largest group, the Persians, is also the most dominant and makes up 60% of the population. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is Azari.

Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name to Khuzistan in an attempt to hide its Arab character. Today it is called Ahwaz, the name of its capital city.

The area’s size is over 60,000 sq. kilometers, three times the size of the State of Israel, but its population, numbering 4.5 million, is half that of Israel. Although most of Iran’s gas and oil reserves are in the region, most of the Arab population gets nothing out of it, and probably even suffers from it.

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