WHY MEN ARE SELDOM DEPRESSED:

 Men Are Just Happier People —
 
What do you expect from such simple creatures?

 
Your last name stays put.

 
The garage is all yours.

 
Wedding plans take care of themselves.

 
Chocolate is just another snack…

 
You can never be pregnant.

 
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.

 
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

 
Car mechanics tell you the truth.

 
The world is your urinal.

 
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

 
You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

 
Wrinkles add character.

 
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.

 
People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.

 
New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

 
One mood all the time.

 
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

 
You know stuff about tanks.

 
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

 
You can open all your own jars.

 
If someone forgets to invite you,
He or she can still be your friend.

 
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.

 
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

 
Everything on your face stays its original color.

 
The same hairstyle lasts for years, even decades.

 
You only have to shave your face and neck.

 
You can play with toys all your life.

 
One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons.

 
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife.

 
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

 
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives
On December 24 in 25 minutes.

 
Men Are Just Happier People

 
NICKNAMES

 
If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman.

 
EATING OUT

 
When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it’s only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back

 
When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket calculators…YEP!!!

 
MONEY

 
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

 
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but it’s on sale.

 
BATHROOMS

 
A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.

 
The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

 
ARGUMENTS

 
A woman has the last word in any argument.

 
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

 
FUTURE

 
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

 
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

 
MARRIAGE

 
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

 
A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.

 
DRESSING UP

 
A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

 
A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

 
NATURAL

 
Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

 
Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

 
OFFSPRING

 
Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

 
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

 

 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 
A married man can forget his mistakes. There’s no use in two people remembering the same thing!

 
SO,send this to the women who have a sense of humor  and to the men who will enjoy reading it!! 
 

The Media and Their Lies are Starting to Upset Us

Beyond the Cusp

We sat down and started our regular discussion before setting words to media and realized that after what we read about the Gaza War was just too upsetting for us to write anything calmly. We thought things through and decided that we would be better served to sleep on this and not write it while tempers were still flared. We apologize for our delaying reporting but we just need to simmer and calm before writing. As stated by Falstaff after feigning death and thus avoiding Prince Hal’s judgement in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I, “The better part of Valor, is Discretion; in the which better part, I have saved my life.” Our discretion may be saving our being hosted here on WordPress as what we want to say in the heat of the moment would prove disastrous in the end, so we will return to this article when heads have…

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: April 2018

April 1. National Union of Teachers (NUT) delegates condemned efforts by Ofsted, the chief regulator of British schools, to ban the hijab, a Muslim head covering, in primary schools. Ofsted said the measure was aimed at promoting the integration of Muslim pupils. Teachers blasted the policy, announced by Ofsted director Amanda Spielman, as “racism dressed up as liberalism.”

Kauser Jan, a Muslim activist and teacher in Leeds, described the hijab policy as “Islamophobic” and said she would not comply:

“We have taken regressive steps where our children are now being made to feel that must leave their cultural and linguistic and religious identity at the door. I know Muslim girls and men that have shaved off beards, taken off their hijabs so they can anglicize themselves, so they can fit in and not feel they are part of the problem.”

Mehreen Begg, a British Muslim from Croydon, described Ofsted’s stance on the wearing of hijabs in primary schools as “unwarranted” and “draconian.” She added:

“It is wholly inappropriate for Ofsted inspectors to question primary-age Muslim girls on their choice of dress. This is an act of intimidation by a powerful adult on a young child and has no place in our education inspection system. Whilst wearing a hijab may not always be a choice, both here and internationally, it is not for Ofsted to intervene in this debate, which is a debate within the Islamic community.”

via A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: April 2018

The Israel Defense Forces, 1948-2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This study explores the evolution of the order of battle, material holdings and capability of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) since their establishment seventy years ago. During this period, the IDF has transitioned from an ill-equipped and low-quality militia to a dominant regional military power. Recent cutbacks in the IDF’s order of battle notwithstanding, Israel can still deploy ground forces equipped with the world’s largest concentration of operational armored vehicles. It has an exceedingly advanced tactical air force capable of generating nearly 2,000 daily fast-jet combat sorties, and is protected by the world’s most advanced and dense national air defense system. It has an effective coastal navy that deploys exceptionally well-armed, advanced small combatants and attack submarines; it has a significant strategic and tactical nuclear capability; and it likely maintains the world’s third-largest inventory of nuclear weapons.

By way of understanding this extraordinary development, the study describes the evolution of each of the IDF’s combat arms while explaining how Israel’s longstanding, all-encompassing, national military doctrine, and resulting use of universal conscription and compulsory reserve service, have permitted a relatively small country of limited resources to generate vastly disproportionate military capability at a remarkably low annual budgetary cost.

Assessing the current state of Israel’s military forces and its short- and long-term implications, the study argues that the IDF has been seriously underfunded in recent years with the attendant decline in the readiness of its current reserve forces. It also argues that the IDF’s order of battle has been too deeply cut and that its force structure has been overly optimized to address the current threat of non-state asymmetric warfare. Most significantly, it argues that the IDF is not giving due consideration to potential future changes in the stability of currently non-hostile neighbors and, therefore, has seriously underestimated the probability of large-scale conventional warfare in the foreseeable future.

via The Israel Defense Forces, 1948-2017

Integrating Islam or Islamizing Integration?

If polls are to be trusted, one of the next countries most likely to follow Britain’s lead and exit the European Union is the Czech Republic. In 2016, after the Brexit referendum, a mere 25% of the Czech public said it was satisfied with membership in the EU. There are three main reasons for this dissatisfaction.

The first is the unsustainable long-term political and economic functioning of the current system, as described, among others, by the economist Petr Kostka:

“Europe is now crippled by the systemic crisis of two dominant post-war political projects. Social democratic interventionism — resulting in deformed markets, illusory values of assets and the indebted welfare state — and the European Union project, opportunistically not respecting its own rules and withdrawn by the eurozone monetary structure, which has been struck by a structural defect since its inception. So a heterogeneous environment like the old continent cannot be tied to a single currency.”

During the presidential campaign in January 2018, which resulted in the reelection of Czech President Miloš Zeman, a euro-federalist, he explained that although he supports the euro, he does not want the Czech taxpayer to pay Greek debts. “It is the duty of “every [Czech] president to defend Czech national interests,” he added.

via Integrating Islam or Islamizing Integration?