A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy
Associates of New
RESPONSE...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.
It will offer
fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by
day, in this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to
be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge
that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental
or military campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission
will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real
politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to
be pro-active. That's all I promise.
AFTER A LONG INTERVAL: "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY" OBSERVATIONS, MORE OR LESS.
is prompted by the incessant attacks on the foreign policy of President
Trump...stupid and uninformed from the Leftists, hypocritical and
self-serving at all cost by the monied class and the armaments
industries, and committed to the battles of yesterday by leaders of the
Intelligence Community". Meanwhile, the President addresses new
opportunities for cooperation as well as for confrontation with
important international players...through tough negotiations instead of
through armed conflict.
China seeks advantage by any means
whatever short of war. Taiwan and activities in the South China Sea
loom large in these interactions. India and Pakistan are barely American allies, certainly not allies of each other. The Muslim Middle East is a committed adversary. Russia always seeks to fish in any troubled waters that enhance its relevance against America. Turkey continues its political schizophrenia. The "Western Alliance" waivers between nation-states and an "international community" without content. Japan and South Korea are allies for self-defense - against North Korea which seeks its own self-defense.
all of this, the President seeks negotiations, through reason and
through strength. In this approach he is right. And he could be much
more effective if he were not undermined at home by the treacherous
groups listed above in our midst.
HOW MANY TIMES MUST WE BE REMINDED OF THESE FACTS?
As many times as is necessary to get a thorough investigation of the
FBI in this matter - and Justice.
2) Today's China may become an existential threat to America, both
economically and militarily - if we don't watch out. See the
Japanese Editorial re-published in The Day on July 26 and entitled "China's Growing Threat". See also "Xi Changed My Mind About Trump",
by Gordon G. Chang (in WSJ July 25, 2019, Opinion, pA15). The operative
term here is "National Sovereignty".
See also: "America's Nationalist Awakening",
by Christopher DeMuth (in WSJ July 20-21, Opinion, pA15).
3) NOW HEAR THIS: ABOUT CANCER.
This is a very important article that can benefit each of us and our
"Every Cancer Patient Is One In A Billion",
by Robert Nagourney, M.D. (in WSJ July 23, 2019, Opinion, pA15.) After
all of these decades of "More" in treatment, the message may now be:
"Don't Just Do Something. Stand There."
4) Despite increasing life expectancy, marked reduction in
cardiovascular deaths, and great progress in cancer treatment results, "Death Rates Climb for Adults 25 to 64"
(by Betsy McKay, in WSJ July 23, 2019, pA3). Especially in those
between 25-44, most deaths were from injuries - including drug
overdoses and suicides. And this is the demographic that is quietly
suffering the most from the excesses of the last three decades: amoral,
hyper-sexual, "schooled" but uninformed, "connected" and "tuned in" but
personally ISOLATED. Parents: back to work. The child you save may be
The Abomination of Abortion, Roe v.Wade was never legitimate "law" and
is certainly not "settled". But the current approach to returning the
issue to sanity and morality may not be successful - and certainly not
timely. See "The Smart Way To Overturn Roe", by
Clarke D. Forsythe (in WSJ July 22, 2019, Opinion, pA17). This approach
"would decentralize the abortion issue and return it to the states.
That would be good for the court and all of American politics".
6) Connecticut's "junior" Senator Chris Murphy is increasingly engaged
in substantive issues. See the recent article on the second of his
reports regarding this vexing subject; "Murphy: Treatment of Athletes By Colleges
And NCAA Is 'Madness'" (in ctmirror.org, July 25, 2019). Not
"madness", but Greed and total abrogation of responsibility for the
students under their care.
A newer but related issue involves women's sports and the inclusion of
"transgender" athletes". See: "Transgender Sports Debate Polarizes Women's
Advocates" (in ctmirror.org, July 22, 2019).
"I respect these transgender athletes...No matter how hard I try, I'll
never be able to be competitive with someone who's biologically a male."
Finally for this offering: READ THE WALL STREET JOURNAL!
Great post-graduate education.
GREAT IDEA...PARTLY BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I LIVE.
ACTUALLY NOT "OF THE RIGHT", BUT OF RATIONAL HUMANITY.
July 22 through 24,
THE ABOMINATION OF ABORTION.
This strongly majority national position must still survive the rapids
and rocks of Congressional passage. Get involved. Contact your
The life you save may be your grandchild's.
Everything is available and for sale, including all of the "social
media" data and tripe posted by those billions of people whom I call
"Stupido, Stupido, Stupido".
See: "He Found Your Data - And It's For Sale",
by Geoffrey A. Fowler (in The Day July 21, 2019).
Now see: "Connecticut Prepares For 5G Revolution"
(Editorial, The Day, July 18, 2019).
An informative and cautionary piece for the layman, the authors
nevertheless end on an optimistic note:
"Like every other era of human advancement throughout history, this
brave new world will deliver generous and volatile doses of good and
bad". NOT! The coming robots, robotics and "artificial
intelligence" will guarantee the enslavement of human beings - unless
God decides to end His experiment in human nature: "BASTA!"
(OK, so I rendered God Italian. Mea colpa).
THIS IS ABOUT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST DAVID COLLINS - AND ME.
He and I have long had an arm's length relationship, probably not
discerned by him...although on one occasion it was for a short time
He is generally very good at what he does. Witness his reportage about
the recent goings-on in Stonington and his important revelations about
the Connecticut Port Authority, about State Pier and about New London
WRITE - RIGHT ON!
NATURE TRUMPS POLITICS HERE.
Sorry. Couldn't resist the pun. But you'll get over it.
Then see a dictionary definition of "Racism": "A belief that race is
the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial
differences produce an inherent superiority...." ( in Merriam-Webster
Then see how Anthropology defines "Race": Caucasoid, Negroid, and
Mongoloid ( in The Day Letter to the Editor by Kathryn Johnson, July
Then see "Left Screams Racism For Political Gain",
by Lee Elci (in The Day, July 17, 2019).
EDITED VERSION, although
I'm not sure why you want to post it. Most people are frightened of
supplements, and do what their doctor tells them to do.
All I had to do was read the first two sentences to suspect that Kevin
Campbell, M.D. is a shill for Big Pharma. Or, he is one of the many
medical practitioners who remain safely entrenched in the comfort zone
that conventional medical training continues to place physicians in. I
read further, only to be convinced of this notion. The line in the
second paragraph about FDA-approved drugs being tested until they're
safe was a good belly laugh.
Given the doctor's claim that the vetting process for supplements is
diametrically opposed to that of pharmaceuticals, I guess we can all
let out a giant sigh of relief considering that not a week goes by that
we don't hear about one or more people being severely injured or killed
by an 'FDA-approved', 'painstakingly tested' pharmaceutical. Tell me,
would you rather try a lifestyle/diet change (or experimentation with
various natural supplements) to mitigate your psoriasis, or regularly
ingest an 'FDA-approved' pharmaceutical that "solves" the problem of an
overactive immune system by . . . crushing it to the point where
disclaimers of potential cancer and TB are required? Don't go on that
3rd-world vacation with this drug in your system; you may not come back
Given the rash of morbidly-obese people in the late 1980s who ingested
phen-fen at a rate many times what was recommended (subsequently
experiencing a virtually exploding heart), properly researched and
dispensed supplements are a good hedge on the all-too human behavior of
excess. 'If one pill does X, ten pills will be ten times better,
right?' Wrong. Multiply the effects of this dangerous, often fatal
mindset with pharmaceuticals whose potency can be hundreds of times
that of a supplement.
By the way, just because science isolates a specifically efficacious
compound in nature doesn't mean that turbo-charging it is necessarily
healthy. Ascorbic acid is great for preventing rickets. However, the
half-dozen other bioflavinoids in citrus fruits are physiologically
required for Vitamin C to properly do its job. And, don't forget that
if you megadose on Vitamin C, make sure to keep up your magnesium
intake, which then affects calcium. Supplements can be misused just as
pharmaceuticals can be. But, I'd rather my kid fool around with a pop
gun than a loaded .45.
Simply put, "scientists" like this physician are often scared
(sh)witless of the effects of the "multi-billion-dollar" business of
supplements on their bottom line and very expensive careers. As the
population ages in the next few decades, Big Pharma is building to be a
multi-trillion-dollar business, pal.
Here's the deal: there are definitely pharmaceuticals that no
supplement can beat or even match. But that has never been the
argument. It has been the intellectually dishonest argument that
seemingly non-partisan professionals like this guy try to push.
Supplements are most often about prevention as well as maintenance of
wellness. Name one of the many hundreds of 'FDA-approved'
pharmaceuticals (in laughably record-time, I might add) that is about
prevention of disease. And, things like statins don't count because
diet, exercise, and/or supplements known as milk thistle and
guggul/gugulipid (in addition to others that a simple Google or WebMD
search will reveal) are just as effective at maintaining healthy lipid
metabolism without the dangerous side effects that 'FDA-approved'
pharmaceuticals note in their boilerplates that often read with the
comic tone of The Onion.
Were I one of the millions who complains about the cost of healthcare
in general and the cost of prescriptions specifically (while doing
little or nothing to live a healthy lifestyle), I'd also be one of
those who swallows every pharmaceutical the conventional medical
community pushes like the latest street drug.
The point is that supplements (reputable, pure supplements, not the
trash sold at convenience stores) are the modern equivalent of an apple
a day. Consequently, they will continue to be denigrated by mainstream
medical practitioners and Big Pharma because they are a threat to their
biggest cash cow, massive human ignorance and laziness.
As for the good doctor's final question to the reader, "I ask you
today, would you take a supplement?", my answer is an emphatic, "With
1 - Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe
it's time to raise the age of Smart phone ownership to 21.
2 - If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry.
3 - The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire
4 - Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion
rounds of ammo. Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you'd know it.
5 - When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle
6 - The NRA murders 0 people and receives $0 in government funds.
Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives
$500,000,000 in tax dollars annually.
7 - I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to
firearms. While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to
immigration, Voter I.D and Candidates running for office. Also for
8 - You don't need a smoke detector; that's what the fire department is
for. Now...if you think that sounds stupid, you know how I feel when
you say I don't need a gun.
9 - Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to
shoot and has a trillion bullets. The other side has crying closets and
is confused about which bathroom to use. How do you think that's going
"ONCE UPON A TIME, LONG LONG AGO,"
Will our nation be Great again? It's your decision.
The "George Washington" Monument
that is seldom mentioned is that in Washington,
D.C. there can never be a building of greater height than the
the uproar about removing the Ten Commandments,
etc., this is worth a moment or two of your
I was not
aware of this amazing historical information.
aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in
Washington, D.C., are displayed two words: Laus
No one can
see these words.
most visitors to the monument are totally unaware
they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care
know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share
this with everyone you
words have been there for many years; they are 555
feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to
Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise
District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.
Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words.
sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very
meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful
in the most successful nation in the world.
do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four
syllables and only seven letters, possibly
simply, they say 'Praise be to
construction of this giant obelisk began in1848, when
James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until 1888
the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public.
twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a
tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo, 'Praise be to God!'
this magnificent granite and marble structure,
visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its
division into four major segments.
vantage point, one can also easily see the
original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles L'Enfant ..... a perfect
imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north, The
Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln
to the west.
you ask? Why a cross?
separation of church and state?
cross; separation of church and state was NOT, is
NOT, in the Constitution.
interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound
meaning for those who bother to notice.
cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on
July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy
presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God!
Such was the discipline,
the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and
President of our unique democracy 'One Nation, Under God.'
I am awed
by George Washington's prayer for America ....
Have you ever read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity,
so read on!
God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt
keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline
hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and
to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one
and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.
finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to
dispose us all to do justice, to love MERCY, and to demean ourselves
that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the
characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and
humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to
supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen."
hoped you will send this to every sister, brother,
father, mother or
not find it offensive, because you have given them
a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school.
July 15 through 17,
IF YOU DON'T
LIKE THESE FACTS, YOU'RE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, LGBT, OR JUST
Take your pick. Now that's what I call a "conversation".
Intersting Thoughts and
Statements & Questions
Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight,
If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80
million copies of 50 Shades of Gray?
Jim Comey answered, “I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” and “I don’t
remember” 236 times while under oath. But he remembered
enough to write a book.
President Trump should nominate Hillary Clinton for the next opening on
the supreme court. Then he can finally get her investigated.
Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights
only matter if those women are liberal.
No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. You figured it out yet?
>>Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC
that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking
out about white privilege.
>SOCIALISM: An idea that is so good that it has to be mandatory.
Bernie Sanders walks into a bar and yells... “Free drinks for
everyone!” looks around and says “Who’s buying?”
What is the difference between an Illegal immigrant and E.T.?
E.T. learned to speak English and went home.
>And just like that they went from being against foreign
interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our
>Watching the left come up with schemes to “catch Trump” is like
watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
>>President Trump’s wall cost less than the Obamacare
website. Let that sink in, America.
>>We are one election away from open borders, socialism,
gun confiscation, and full term abortion nationally. We are fighting
>They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than
they sent to defend Benghazi.
>>60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic
freedom index. Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of
starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic
>>Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia
donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one
>>Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the
Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State
of the Union. Let that sink in.
>>A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have
the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint.
>>How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food
or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a
>>Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes,
give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald
>Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go
away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.
>The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of
winning now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.
>>“The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you
run out of other people’s money.”—
>Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are
racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall
**Trump — They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their
>Only at the US and Mexico border, do illegals climb/crawl under
the fence to get into the what AOC calls “concentration camps”.
PUT THE CRYING TOWELS, THE BLATANT HYPOCRISY AND THE LIES AWAY.
These are the facts on the ground as related to the failing Central
THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY: OPTICS VS. FACTS.
With the entire mainstream Media against this President, the optics
will always resemble a circus mirror.
But these are the facts. Do they matter now? Will they matter in 2020?
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING...
Education in this country, especially in the major cities - populated
by those families and children who most need it - is a DISASTER.
I have been writing about this for two decades, published mainly in the
"Public Education Politics" section of this web site.
Now comes more evidence. See: "An Education Horror Show" (WSJ
Editorial, July 8, pA16).
see the report in the Weekly Standard "Report on the incident at
Middlebury College", emblematic of similar scenes going on on college
campuses throughout the country. "Unable
to speak over the incessant jeers, (Charles) Murray was escorted out of
the room, only to see the protests turn violent. The crowd pounded on
the car he entered, rocked it back and forth, and climbed onto the
hood. The professor escorting him ended up in the hospital."
is equally a disaster is the recurring overwhelming political support
given to the Democratic Party, a wholly - owned subsidiary of the
National Teachers Unions, by Blacks and other minorities - the main
victims of this bastardization of public education. IDIOCY AND FAILURE
OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. What a Shame.
THANK YOU, MR. BIDEN, FOR OUTLINING AMERICA'S "GREAT LEAP BACKWARD".
Thank you...but No Thanks.
"PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HIS STYLE".
was in favor of President Trump's tweeting from the outset...as the
only way to get his story and facts out despite the media iron curtain.
Here's is most recent evidence of that fact.
The sons of the father of Fox News are now also going rogue.
But: "The Truth Will Make You Free".
"PEPPERIDGE FARM REMEMBERSHHS".
And i consider all those young wippersnappers deprived.
1961: Long hair
2019: Longing for hair
1961 : KEG
2019 : EKG
1961 : Acid rock
2019 : Acid reflux
1961 : Moving to California because it’s cool.
2019 : Moving to Arizona because it’s warm.
1961 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor.
2019 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor .
1961 : Seeds and stems
1961 : Hoping for a BMW.
2019 : Hoping for a BM.
1961 : Going to a new, hip joint.
2019 : Getting a new hip joint.
1961 : Rolling Stones
2019 : Kidney Stones
1961 : Disco
2019 : Costco
1961 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut.
2019 : Children begging you to get their heads shaved.
1961 : Passing the driver’s test.
2019 : Passing the vision test.
1961 : Whatever
2019 : Depends
in case you weren’t feeling too old yet, the following will certainly
change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts
together a list to try to give faculty a sense of the Mindset of that
year’s incoming freshmen.
Here’s this year’s list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
born in 2000.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced 9 years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard:
“Where's the Beef?", “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”, or "de plane, Boss,
They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.
PARENTS, THIS IS SERIOUS.
are too many sedentary, I-Phone addicted, overweight kids. Especially
with a family history of Diabetes, these are their prospects even
before they enter adulthood. Sad.
This most be a Call To Action.
1) The Fentanyl "crisis"
is not hyperbole. This is bad and getting worse.
See the very informative article in ctmirror.org, June 30, 2019.
The life you save may be that of your child or grandchild.
2) Should "Chronic Pain"
be a category added to those conditions warranting access to Medical Marijuana?
agree with the psychiatrist from Yale: "a very broad and poorly defined
clinical entity". Also likely a back door entry to "recreational
3) A subject with both medical and fairness implications relates to "transgender" athletes.
See recent articles in The Day by Lee Elci and by Amby Burfoot. How
about a little common sense here?
4) A recent article in The Day discusses the history - and the plight -
of "cadet nurses" in the
WWII US Cadet Nurse Corps.
Former President Harry Truman reportedly said that "cadet nurses should
be compensated as other military veterans are." As is so often the
case, our politicians "can be counted on to do the right thing...when
everything else fails".
5) In the often fluid and
sometimes stormy atmosphere that is international relations, where
today's ally can be tomorrow's adversary, America should not be selling
the products of our military and scientific efforts "just to make a
buck" - or many billions of bucks as is the case. Besides the ability
to turn our weapons against us, reverse engineering is a certainty. See
the recent article in The Day about our problems with Turkey and India.
6) Trying to "turn a silk purse into a sow's ear". Leave it to
the Washington Post, the AP, and regrettably our own The Day to
denigrate an excellent and unifying Washington
July 4th celebration...just because President Trump was
part of it. You delusionals: GET OVER IT. YOU LOST!
A REGUAR GUY?
least it’s comforting
learn that some
themselves in the
used to think I was just a regular guy, but . . . I was born white,
which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a
I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes
me a fascist;
I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a
I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an
ally of big business;
I am a Christian, which now labels me as an
I am older than 70, which makes me a useless old
think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media
tells me, which must make me a
I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive culture, which makes me a
value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and
the legal system, which makes me a right-wing
I believe in hard work, fair
play, & fair compensation according to each individual's
which today makes me an anti-socialist;
believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all
citizens, which now makes me a militant;
Recently, a woman called me and my friends a “basket of
Please help me come to terms with the new me...
because I'm just not sure who I am
would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these
abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking - I just can't
imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly.
it's all just taken place over the last 7 or 8
And, as if all this crap wasn't enough to deal with, I'm now afraid to
go into either restroom...
MEDICAL ALERT: ADD THIS TO YOUR LIST OF POLITICS AND POLITICIANS
that can be dangerous to your health.
Wouldn't this be nice to see this
in all the U.S. newspapers and on all the major TV networks?
‘They Don’t Even TRY’: Hungary’s New Border Fence called a ‘Spectacular
who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the
United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary.
the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering
Hungary went down from 6,353 per day to 870 the next. For the remainder
of that month, illegal border crossings were steadily below 40 per day,
“They don’t even try,” a local border
guard told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We haven’t had a single
Muslim migrant in six months.”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s pledge to stop illegals from flowing into
the country appears to be a spectacular success.
96-mile long, 14-foot tall double-line fence includes several layers of
razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks. The barrier features
cameras, heat sensors and loudspeakers ready to tell migrants they’re
about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence, the DC
Nearly every police officer in Hungary is
part of a rotation to monitor the border fence at
times. Temporary military bases house the police while they do their
Additionally, Hungary will train and pay more than 1,000 volunteers to
deploy as “border hunters”.
who are caught are arrested and dropped off on the Serbian side of the
fence. They don’t get a chance to apply for asylum unless they do so at
a “transit zone” where they are held in housing containers while their
cases get processed, the report said.
In September 2016,
thousands of migrants streamed across the border every day as they made
their way north to Austria, Germany and Scandinavia.
“It was an invasion,” Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom, told
the Daily Caller.
“Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal
thing to break into a country.”
mid-year it was well beyond 100,000 people who came across,” said
Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for the Hungarian government. “You should at
least have the ability to handle what’s going on.”
added: “You might not like it, it’s not a nice thing, but … the only
way to stop illegal border crossings is to first build a fence, man it,
equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of
legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is
It’s no surprise the mainstream U.S. media
refuses to report this story to the American public. Can you imagine
how support for a Southern border wall would spike if they could hear
With illegal crossings into the United States exceeding 140,000 in the
month of May 2019,
Democrats who encourage and invite this should be ashamed of
themselves. Do you realize that the number of illegal border
crossings in May alone exceeds that of the Allied invasion of
France on D-Day?
ANOTHER EDITION OF POT POURRI,
aka "All the actual factual news on which I have an informed opinion."
start with "the news". Do you often have a sneaking suspicion - or an
actual conviction - that you are being stroked...or actually lied to?
You're right, and it's much worse than you thought. See: "UNFREEDOM OF
THE PRESS", by Mark Levin (Threshold Editions, 2019).
Catholic Church is a Religion of Divine Revelations...and of
human traditions - some of the latter going back 2,000 years.
very old human tradition that rests on a tender reed, in my opinion, is
that of the celibacy of its Clergy. Please read the following article
on this subject. And then tell me if I missed something. See: "Catholics Debate The Future Of Priestly
Celibacy", by Francis X Rocca (in WSJ June 29-30, 2019,
of the best articles regarding our National Birthday is already
published In Toto herein, from the Washington Times, July 1, 2019. One
of the worst was published in The Day as a Editorial, July 4, 2019. One
of the best events was the presentation by President Trump at the
Lincoln Memorial - unless you read many of the mainstream media screeds
on the subject. Surprised?
Until the last few decades, the
motto of the U.S. Coast Guard, "Semper Paratus", was translated as
"always forgot us". No more. Thus, the Coast Guard Academy has an
honored place among the residents of New London, Ct. That is why
several current story lines deserve attention. 1) Sexual Harassment
allegations: there should be Zero Tolerance for such actions. 2) "More
Diversity": sure, so long as all applicants meet the same academic,
physical and moral qualifications. 3) The hazing miseries of "Swab
Summer", common to all military academies. I have always thought that
was a waste of time and a serious loss through resignation of many
highly motivated students (approaching 40% at times and in some
academies). There are better ways to achieve the same goals.
THIS IS SERIOUS: THE ANTIFA MOB ATTACKS RECENTLY IN PORTLAND, OREGON.
Outrageous actions like this, and the reported order by Portland's
mayor for the police to stand down instead of effectively suppressing
such illegal action, invite other people and groups take the law into
their own hands - also violently. In a societal climate long simmering,
it would not take many more of such events to produce a boil long point
before the crucial 2020 election.
And don't assume that only the Leftist delusionals are inflamed. The
"Silent Majority" is watching and listening...and it has about "had it
up to here".
FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC - AND ESPECIALLY FOR PHYSICIANS WHO ARE AT
GREATER RISK -
this should serve as an important warning about their vulnerable health
in these very stressful times.
There are various kinds of stressors for all of us. But the worst is
RESENTMENT, a psychologic acid born of lack of control over one's life
and labors. That is the stressor that will result in cancer and sudden
Physicians were not self-selected to become impotent victims of the
world around them. They require significant Control over their work in
order to be effective, in their work and in their lives.
I am describing you and your situation...get the hell out of there
while you still have your health, your family, your self-image, and
your effectiveness as a care-giver. The First Rule Service is Survival.
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
As the Leftists clowns and their enfeebled erstwhile moderate Democrats
make fools of themselves,
President Trump makes history and pushes toward Peace. The reckoning
will come in November, 2020.
WORTH LAUDING --
--- from Heritage Foundation:
This week, as Americans commemorate Independence Day and the creation
of the most free, most prosperous nation on earth, we will inevitably
hear from those who say there’s no reason to celebrate a country where
not everyone gained their freedom or their equality in 1776. They will
say that a nation stained with the evil of slavery, a nation that once
refused women and blacks the right to vote or hold property, isn’t a
nation worth lauding.
As a woman and as a black person who lived through segregation, I have
experienced both the inequality and the opportunity of this nation. As
a student of history and as someone who works with governments around
the world, I know how women and minorities are treated in other
societies compared to the United States. Because of these experiences,
I want to tell you exactly why America is worth celebrating.
Despite their flawed nature as human beings, our Founders laid out
principles for forming a nation based on humanity’s highest ideals.
Nowhere else on earth had that ever been done before. Those founding
principles have guided this nation and created a framework that allows
society to recognize the error of its ways. The fact is, we
abolished slavery. We even fought a war over it. We ultimately
recognized women’s and minorities’ right to vote, to own property, and
to have the full and equal rights of any other citizen. We have
endeavored through our laws and our actions to eradicate the unequal
treatment and marginalization of fellow Americans because of their
ethnicity, religion, politics, or other characteristics.
July 4, 1776 — and the principles that day epitomized — began the
foundation for a nation that would right its own wrongs. The
unfortunate reality is that we had to grow into our principles. The
Founders knew what we aspired to be, but the country wasn’t there yet
and even today, we still have a ways to go. In fact, every Founder
admitted in his writings that slavery contradicted the equality
principle of the Declaration of Independence. They knew that it would
be a journey for us to fully realize our ideals, but they set a course
for achieving them, and every generation since has been working to
advance them. That’s what has made America the unique and wonderful
nation that it is.
I love America not only because we’ve grown to rectify many of our
wrongs, but also because we’ve been an incredibly positive force for
good. We’ve built a free and prosperous nation where anyone has the
opportunity to thrive and live out their dreams. We’ve also shared that
gift with the world, helping others to achieve the same.
Despite that success, we continue to hear from the “America is
irreparably flawed” crowd that our freedom and free market system only
bring opportunity to the wealthy and well connected. They claim that
the system just makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.
The reality is exactly the opposite: Capitalism has done more to lift
people out of poverty than any other economic system in history. Plain
and simple, over the last 25 years, it has been free markets that have
cut the global poverty rate by two thirds. In the United States, every
segment of the population — including women, minorities, and even the
lowest income earners — have seen their incomes rise and their
Realizing that people around the world deserve the same blessings of
freedom and prosperity that we have, Americans work through our
government, non-profits, and private charities to spread these
blessings to other countries. We’ve even helped others fight for their
very freedom — from both world wars to peacekeeping missions around the
world. Despite the leftists who call our nation imperialist, when we
help other countries defeat tyrants or repel invaders, we don’t use the
opportunity to conquer them and build an empire. Rather, we help them
to rebuild and become self-sufficient.
These are all proofs of a nation reaching for its highest ideals. While
it took too long to correct many of America’s early injustices, and
while we will always be a work in progress, our founding principles
themselves created the framework that has allowed us to solve some of
our biggest issues. While not perfect, we are a great force for good
that works to bring freedom, prosperity, and that problem-solving
ability to our own land and to others that want to replicate them. This
is all part of what we are celebrating on Independence Day. Alexis de
Tocqueville said admiringly of America, “The greatness of America lies
not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her
ability to repair her faults.” His words still ring true almost 200
years later. So, on this Independence Day, I encourage you to
join me in watching fireworks, eating hot dogs and apple pie, proudly
celebrating America, and continuing to work toward the vision of the
nation our Founders thought we could be. Happy Independence
-- -- This op-ed first appeared in The
Washington Times on Monday, July 1, 2019.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN POLITICS - UNTIL THE VOTING:
"A chicken in every pot. A car in every garage".
ON THIS NATIONAL BIRTHDAY, WE SHOULD CONSIDER THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS
OUR GREATEST NATIONAL PROBLEM...
not China, not Russia, not North Vietnam, not Iran or Afghanistan.
And our greatest enemy now is the Leftist Democratic party.
Send them a message in November, 2020.
New Diversity in Congress Several
months ago, the 116th Congress was sworn in, and all day long, the
media was fawning over
the “remarkable diversity” of the new Democrat members. It
was a day of “firsts,” we were told repeatedly.
the new Democrat majority offers many members of note, we want to
highlight a few “firsts” who
are examples of the “diversity” that was sworn in then.
ARE OUR TOP MOST “DIVERSE” HOUSE FRESHMEN:
Ilhan Omar ·
The first person who married her brother to commit immigration fraud
ever to be elected to
Congress. Omar is also the first open supporter of
female genital mutilation to ever be
elected to Congress. Such amazing diversity!
Rashida Tlaib One
of the first Muslim Brotherhood-linked and anti-Semitic candidates to
be elected to
Congress. She also
claims to be a Palestinian – not American. Wonders
never cease. Also
has potty mouth using the term "mother f***er" for the president.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ·
Where do we even begin?
Let’s just say she is the first person elected to Congress who lied
about being from the Bronx, and
thus, made up her life story. She’s
also an overt Marxist, in case you forgot.
Abigail Spanberger ·
The first substitute teacher from an Islamist school (nicknamed “Terror
High”) ever to
be elected to Congress.
. Donna Shalala ·
Rep. Shalala was HHS Secretary from 1993 to 2001 under Bill Clinton and
worked from 2015
to 2017 at the Clinton Foundation, and in 2016 she admitted in an
interview that some significant
Clinton Foundation donors received “courtesy
appointments” in the Clinton State
top it off, apparently she can’t let go of politics: at 78,
she’s the oldest female House freshman
The first bi-sexual atheist to be sworn into Congress.
She refused to take the oath of office on the Holy Bible.
are just a few examples of the “firsts” that the media has been
who apparently show an open disdain and animosity for America as we’ve known
it for over 200 years.