George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
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
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
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
This analysis is offered
physician with 59 years of practice experience, 53 of them in New
Ct…and counting. These insights have been reported since the later
my web site (www.asthma-drsprecace.com) and
elsewhere.They are bottom-line,
If the reader seeks documentation…”look it up”.
CHRONIC PROBLEMS AND
NEEDED REFORMS, IGNORED BY OBAMACARE.
OF ILLNESSES / DISEASES ARE
LIFE-STYLE RELATED – AND AVOIDABLE.
– 30% OF Health Care costs involve
“Defensive Medicine”, thanks to the medical mal-practice industry. “Go
doctor and take a chance on striking it rich”.
80% of the
elderly want an Advanced
Directive, to “protect” themselves from their physicians and from their
families. 20 – 30% of them actually have Advanced Directives.
Half of all
Medicare costs are
incurred in the last 6 months of the patients’ lives.
costs…and the “insider trading”
Medicare Act of 2002, wherein the Federal Government is prohibited from
negotiating drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies!
health care costs are
physician charges.80% are hospital
ObamaCare, no one was dying in
the streets…except for the “homeless” who are largely the mentally ill
thrown out of closing psychiatric hospitals beginning in the late
1960’s – with
no alternative care as had been promised as a “quid-pro-quo”. And
emergency room as provider of needed care for these patients: wrong
place, wrong providers…as recently attested by 80% of ER physicians
<>OBAMACARE: A CHRISTMAS
TREE OF WANTS,
WITH NO ATTENTION PAID TO NEEDED HEALTH CARE REFORMS.A CYNICAL / POLITICAL EXERCISE IN VOTER
All of the following
Results are Bad
coverage”, if you can find
a physician, including your own existing physician.
coverage, and the Fine (aka “tax”), the illegal product of the “800 lb.
gorilla” at the U.S. Supreme Court. “It sits where it wants to sit”.
“Cadillac coverage”: not only
the fancy plans, but also the expanded coverage for non-health related
insurance coverage for
“prior existing diseases or illnesses”…aka covering the house after it
Health Records… and
penalties for non-compliance.
day readmission rules…and
hospital admissions…and penalties imposed on patient and hospitals.
excessively…just “because” the State needs the money.
All of this
cumulatively imposes a “how high”
mentality on hospitals and physicians alike when yet another disruptive
comes down from the Government…instead of a proper “SEZ WHO?”.
11.Increasing cost transfers
patients…mainly the working Middle Class: the new “Un-Insured”: delayed
sicker, costlier care.
increasingly injurious effect on
physicians, 50% of whom were recently reported to be at least partly
depressed…and some to be suicidal.Is
that the physician you want to care for your increasingly complex needs?
THE FATE OF OBAMACARE, IF
See the following articles:
“The Fate Of ObamaCare”,
Douthat, NYTimes Sunday Review, Dec. 19, 2015.
“United Health Care
Editorial, WSJ Nov. 23, pA16.
“The Slow-Motion Implosion
ObamaCare”, by Andy Puzder, WSJ opinion, Nov. 2, 2015, pA15.
CONVERSATION ON "ISLAM".
David, thanks. But
by its precise terms, Islam is not only a Religion but also a foreign
secular government...completely in control of its peoples' lives.
As such, and by its constant pronouncements regarding its primacy over
any "non-believers", I see this Law as applicable to all Sharia -
PL 414 is 120 pages
long, but I did a search for "islam" and "muslim", and those terms are
not in PL 414. This author is making a large and illogical leap
that all muslims are out to destroy the US.
You can pull up
PL 414 if you google Public Law 414.
David, very interesting.
Could you check the factual basis for this? Thanks.
"CHANCELLOR OF THE FREE WORLD".
Also: "Time" Person of the Year.
Having had 5 years of German studies in school, and having spent 2
years (1960-62) in Germany with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, I continue
to have a interest in that vital and at times benighted Nation.
And today we should all develop such an interest,
since Germany has become central to the future of the Western
World. An excellent source for such a quick study is the fine and
extended article on Chancellor Merkel published in the above-noted
edition of Time Magazine (Dec. 21, 2015).
It turns out that here is not only a Leader, but a
"mensch" - a real person whose entire life has been an ideal
preparation for her decade guiding the German people from their past to
their future - and guiding all of Europe at the same time. As
demonstrated graphically in her stern handling of the "Euro Crisis" and
now in her sympathetic approach to admitting 1 million refugees into
her country, she is the epitome of a "can-do" person. Or, as she
"Wir schaffen das", we can do this.
<>The lessons that can be learned by us in America from this
are, however, not directly transferable. On this subject, the
article recently published in the NYTimes goes too far in criticizing
America by contrast. ("Germany, Refugee Nation", by Roger Cohen,
Tuesday Dec. 22, 2015, OP-ED, pA25).
I am no expert on the German Constitution. But I doubt that German
leaders have as many hurdles involving personal freedoms that our
leaders - even when capable - have to clear. And I know that "the
German people" are a far cry from the polyglot that is America,
including its historic and continuing penchant for disobedience, civil
In any case, this monograph on Chancellor Merkel is a very good read
that puts many of today's world events in perspective. GS WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015 RR#1 OBAMACARE: WHERE'S THE
a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather
forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.
The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming
So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his
donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said, "Your Majesty, you should return
to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge
amount of rain to fall in this area".
The king was polite and considerate, he replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in
high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional.
And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different
forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way." So he continued on his
However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky.
The King and Queen
were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a
Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the professional.
Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and
high paying role of royal forecaster.
The farmer said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting.
I obtain my information from my donkey.
If I see
my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."
So the king hired the donkey.
And thus began the practice of electing dumb asses to work in the government and
occupy its highest and most influential positions.
practice is unbroken to this day...
TUESDAY, December 28 and 29, 2015 RR#1 A "HEALTH TIP":
It's a dangerous world out there. Everything requires a "risk -
to benefit" analysis.
SUNDAY, December 27, 2015 RR#1 STRANGE.
As I was going to my car after shopping at CVS early this morning, I
was hesitantly approached by a Black man. He seemed in his
40's. "Sir, could you please lend me a hand. I'm a veteran, I'm
homeless, and I don't have any money for food. The VA is going to
help me tomorrow...but I've got to get through today". At that point he
offered me his ID. He probably had noticed my Veterans license
plate. "Where did you serve?"
"In Okinawa in the late 1980's".
I gave him a $10. bill, shook his hands and thanked him for his service.
I should have given him more.
T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE
CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,MADE
OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,WITH
PRESENTS TO GIVE
AND TO SEE JUST
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,A
STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,NOT
EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,JUST
BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES,OF
FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,AWARDS
OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT,CAME
THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,IT
WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,ONE
I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,SILENT,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR, IN
THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,THE
ROOM IN DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED,A
THIS THE HERO,OF
WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,THE
FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES, THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS, WHO WERE WILLING TO
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,THE
CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE, A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM,EACH
MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER,HOW
MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE, IN
A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHTA
TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES,AND
STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED,AND
I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,THIS
LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,I
DON'T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD,MY
SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,AND
DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT, I
CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,SO
SILENT AND STILL,
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED, FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE,ON
THAT COLD, DARK,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR, SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,WITH
A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,IT'S
ALL IS SECURE."
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,AND
I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,AND
TO ALL A GOOD
Time To Buckle Up!
FRIDAY, December 25, 2015 RR#1 THIS SUMMARY OF "THE
STATE OF THE UNION"
USUALLY COMES LATER FROM ME.
But this year I believe that only Divine Intervention,
as in the birthday of Our Savior, can help us.
So: here goes, liberally supported by published articles.
few thousand words from the Left - falling New York Times: a) Charles
Blow's article on Social Justice, Dec. 21 - facts...and then "off to
the Races"; b)David Brooks "Ego As Ideology", Aug. 4, 2015: "Trump is
the perfect confluence of these trends. He won't be President, but he's
not an aberration".
Has Her Running Mate: Obama", by Juan Williams, WSJ Dec. 23, pA13: "The
Downside to this strategy is that today's polarizing President could
turn out more Republicans than Democrats next year."
Obama's Legacy Can Be Eraced", by Phil Gramm and Michael Solon, WSJ
Dec. 21, pA23: "All I Want for Christmas..."
Discourse: "Uncertain Leadership In Perilous Times", by Peggy Noonan,
WSJ November 21-22, pA13.
So, what are the
East. Shades of 1938?
The rise of
Demagogues. Shades of 1933?
We're already in this one, mitigated so far only by "MAD": "mutual
assured destruction". Will that save us again?
Change. This would not be the first time that the "treatment" for
the "disease" killed the patient.
As with water, we need it. But we must control it, as with Dams and
controlled waterways. If the Republicans do not solve this
problem, they will lose in 2016 and for many years afterwards.
political self-dealing, promoting division, and rank incompetence. This
requires Amendments to our Constitution. Are we brave enough for that?
Politics of "Equality". The U.S. Constitution guarantees Rights of
Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of Happiness. What we must assure
is a level playing field without Racism. The rest depends on
individual responsibility and individual effort. Not much of that
around in the younger generations these days.
Alright, if you
want to invoke the specter of Scrooge about now...go ahead.
But at least I'm trying.
WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2015 TOUGH TO BE "MERRY"
Sharia Law in America? NEVER!
Minnesota Muslims Demand Pork-Free Halal
Food From Minnesota Welfare Food Bank HOLD THE PORK AND
JUST GIVE THEM THE AFTER EFFECTS OF THE BEANS...
Above: Somali “refugees” on lifetime welfare demand their free food
adhere to Islamic Law
by Jason DeWitt
Whoever said “beggars can’t be choosers” never met Somali Muslim
refugees in Minnesota.
These Muslim imports in Minneapolis are now demanding a tax-funded
“halal” non-pork food shelf at a free food pantry for the poor.
As if it’s not bad enough that nearly all the “American” Muslims who
have joined ISIS have been Somalis from Minneapolis, their relatives
here are demanding that Americans adhere to the same Sharia Laws the
Islamic State fighters are trying to impose throughout the Middle East.
A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in
developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not
contain pork or pork byproducts. “It’s about human rights also, basic
human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam
“Human rights”? Seriously? Their arrogance and self-entitlement has to
be unprecedented for a group on the public dole.
Tens of thousands of Somalis settled in Minneapolis/St. Paul after Bill
Clinton, George W. Bush and later Barack Obama imported them and funded
massive “refugee” centers there. Welfare, schools, hospitals and social
services have been crushed by the burden of immigrants who lack the
most basic skills to live in a modern society.
This is hardly the first demands Somalis have made on the good people
of Minneapolis. When the influx of Somali thugs naturally resulted in a
massive increase in crime a decade ago, Somalis demanded a $48 million
Sharia-compliant “youth center” to keep Somali gangs “out of trouble.”
We have read for several years now how Muslim cab drivers in
Minneapolis and several airports have kicked out blind passengers with
guide dogs (dogs are “unclean” in Islam), or customers transporting
alcohol. They came here, taking advantage of American generosity, and
returned it by enforcing their own brand of Sharia Law upon us.
Liberals in Minnesota have bent over backwards for them, setting up
foot-washing basins in their airport and even at a university, in
response to their demands.
But as with most appeasement, these refugees keep making more demands.
Now it is for “halal” products (meat slaughtered with Islamic prayers
and a ban on pork).
The Imam leading this protest actually claimed that there were beans
with pork in it and this was a “literacy” issue that required more
government funding and special halal-compliant beans. But one commenter
on the article from Minneapolis wrote:
As someone who made use of the food shelf recently, I can tell you that
most of the food doesn’t contain pork. I hear what they are saying
about a literacy issue, but can’t the food shelf people just point out
the cans of pork and beans? Besides, the food shelf is based on
This is not about Muslims “making do” or getting help on what to eat.
The Koran demands that Muslim make any country they live in adapt to
them and Sharia Law. The last thing they plan to do is assimilate.
One blogger added:
How long until they demand separate entrances to the food pantry for
men and women and separate entrances for Muslims who don’t want to see
any Christmas or holiday food or decorations?
The state of Maine has also been crushed by Somalis that Obama has
forced upon them. The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage has valiantly been
trying to cut off cash aid to Somalis – nearly all of whom are on
welfare – since Obama has purposely dumped thousands of them in
Lewiston and Portland.
America got Black Hawk Down and 18 dead Americans. Somalis got 90,000+
“asylum” slots in America, free housing, Sharia-compliant facilities,
and a lifetime of welfare. How do you say “chumps” in Somali?
Each refugee already has access to the following:
Temporary assistance for Needy Families
Medicaid Food Stamps
Supplemental "Security" Income
Social Security Disability Insurance
Administrative Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
Child Care and Development Fund
Independent Living Program
Low Income Housing Energy Assistance
Postsecondary Education Grants
Refugee Assistance Program
Title IV Foster Care
Title XX Social Services Block Grant Fund
And from our lovely State Department...$2200 per month for every man,
woman and child.
How much is the SSI check you receive every month......the SSI fund you
paid INTO all of your working life?
IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG HERE?!
TUESDAY, December 22, 2015 PERFECT!
USMC vs the ACLU
OOH RAH !!! - "SEMPER FI"
THIS NEEDS TO GO AROUND THE USA MANY TIMES SO KEEP IT GOING!
If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the
Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're
praying. This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the
birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are
federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on
federal property and on federal time... For them to pray is clearly an
establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately."
When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking
for the Commandant of the Corps said (, "F*** the ACLU." GOD Bless Our
Warriors. Send the ACLU to Afghanistan ! Then watch those SONS OF
Please send this to people you know so everyone will know how stupid
the ACLU is getting in trying to remove GOD from everything and every
place in America .
May God Bless America , One Nation Under GOD!
What's wrong with the picture?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! GOD BLESS YOU FOR PASSING IT ON!
IN GOD WE TRUST
MONDAY, December 21, 2015 SO: WHY CAN'T WE ALL
JUST GET ALONG?
SO, NOTHING HAS
CHANGED...AND NOTHING HAS BEEN LEARNED BY THE LEFTISTS.
Articulate, Arrogant, Asinine.
You Remember 1987. . . I had forgotten
all of this. Do you remember when the Senators were
giving Ollie North such a bad time? This brings it
all into perspective doesn't it? Have a great day.
remember 1987. . . Thought you might be
interested in this forgotten bit of information......... It was
1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old
news video of Lt. Col. Oliver
North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during
the Reagan Administration. There was
Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but
what he said was stunning! He was being
drilled by a senator,
'Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a
home security system?' Ollie replied,
'Yes, I did, Sir.' The
senator continued, trying
to get a laugh out of the audience, 'Isn't
that just a little excessive?' 'No, sir,'
continued Ollie. 'No? And why
not?' the senator
asked. 'Because the
lives of my family and I were threatened, sir.'
By whom?' the senator questioned.. 'By a Muslim
terrorist, sir' Ollie answered. 'Terrorist?
What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?' 'His name
is Osama bin Laden, sir' Ollie replied. At this
point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't
pronounce it, which most people back then probably
couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator
continued. Why are you so afraid of this
man?' the senator asked. 'Because, sir, he
is the most evil person alive that I know of', Ollie answered,
and the Muslims are trying to take over America and destroy
it from the inside out and putting their people into our political
what do you recommend we do about him?' asked the
senator.. 'Well, sir,
if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be
formed to eliminate him and
his men from the face of the earth.' The senator
disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the
clip. By the way,
that senator was Al Gore!
pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986.
The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned
him. As part of the Oslo agreement
with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to
agree to release so-called
'political prisoners.' However, the
Israelis would not release any with blood
on their hands. The American President at
the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary
of State, Warren Christopher, 'insisted' that
all prisoners be released. Thus Mohammad
Atta was freed and eventually thanked us by flying an
airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center This was
reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the
terrorists were first identified.
It was censored
in the US from all.
SATURDAY, December 19, 2015 "YOU WANT THE TRUTH?
YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH".
Well, you all had better "handle" this truth.
MONDAY, December 14, 2015 QUESTION: WHAT'S UP
WITH THE DUTCH?
ANSWER: THEY ARE SURVIVORS.
Whether in their constant war with the North Sea, or
whether with their individual (Anne Frank) or collective heroism (the
underground) during the Nazi occupation, or
whether with the national actions taken in recent times to safe-guard
themselves from a Muslim invasion, as described below,
they are Survivors. We can learn a lot from these hardy and
Dutch . . . But Wait Until
per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping
multiculturalism. The Dutch government says it will abandon
the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands . A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to
parliament, on June 16, 2015 reads: "The government shares the social
dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and
plans to shift priority to the values of the
people." In the new integration system, the values
of the Dutch society, play a central role.
this change, the
government steps away from the model of a multicultural society. The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the
government also demands that from its own citizens." It is necessary because otherwise the
society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands .. The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the
government will take a tougher approach to immigrants
who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law. The government will also stop offering
special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner; "It is not the government's job to integrate immigrants." (How bloody true!!!) The government will introduce new
legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim
immigrants who lower their chances of employment by
the way they dress. More specifically, the government imposed a
ban on face-covering, Islamic burqas as of
2016. Holland has done that whole liberal thing,
and realized - maybe too late - that creating a
nation of tribes, will kill the nation itself. The future of Australia, the UK, USA,
Canada and New Zealand may well be read here. READERS NOTE: Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and
political unrest .. . . "CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR CULTURE.? Countries like Holland, Canada, USA, UK,
Australia, and New Zealand have an established way of
life that actually works, so why embrace the
unworkable? If Muslims do not wish to accept another
culture, the answer is simple; "STAY WHERE YOU
ARE!" This gives a whole new meaning to the term,
'Dutch Courage' ... Unfortunately Australian, UK,
USA, Canadian, and New Zealand politicians don't
have the guts to do the same. There's a
whole lot of
SUNDAY, December 13, 2015 RR#1
And it would work
Home Safe in
be safe and secure I took down my Confederate battle flag (which
youcan't buy on e-bay any more) and peeled the NRA sticker off the
frontdoor. I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the
NeighborhoodWatch. I bought two North Korean flagsand put one at
corner of the front yard. Then I purchased the black flag of ISIS
(whichyou can buy on e-bay) and put it in the center of the yard.
localpolice, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service
otheragencies are all watching the house 24/7.
I've never felt safer and I'm saving $69.95 a month.
may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion
social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force
in the world." - Winston
Churchill 1899 "How
dreadful are the
curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical
is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this
fearful fatalistic apathy.
effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly
systems of agriculture,sluggish
methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the
followers of the Prophet
rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace
and refinement, the
next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every
woman must belong tosome
man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a
concubine, must delay the final extinctionof
slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among
men. Individual Muslims mayshow
splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the
social development of those who follow it.
stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund,
Mohammedanism is a militantand
proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
raising fearless warriors at every step;and
were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of
science, the science against which it hadvainly
struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the
civilization of ancient Rome."
Winston Churchill (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages
POSTS BY THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY ARE INVALUABLE.
They regularly answer the recurring questions about "the inscrutable
Middle East": WHA' HOPPEN?
SATURDAY, December 12, 2015 RR#1 ARE THE WORLD AND
WORLD EVENTS SPINNING EVER - FASTER?
HEREWITH, A POT POURRI OF PERSONAL OPINIONS.
• Islam is an international State, not only a
Religion. All interaction with it should be based on that fact.
• Moderate Muslims have an obligation to the rest of
the world to suppress / destroy those fundamentalists who preach world
- wide Jihad. Otherwise, they will be treated similarly.
• The national Republican Party is experiencing its
long-overdue baptism of fire. The agent for this is THE
PEOPLE, finally awakened from their decades - long slumber. Those
who listen will win. Those who actually fear the People will
lose. Dr. Ben Carson was exactly on target when he recently made
note of this and chose his side. And so is Donald Trump. And will the
"legacy" of Barack Obama be that he saved the Republican Party from
• The "leaders" of the American Black Community
(whatever that is, but certainly not homogeneous) continue their
decades - long cynical push to keep Blacks on their own plantation of
dependency, anger and ineffectiveness, all benefiting those "leaders'''
personal careers. What was Albert Einstein's definition of IDIOCY?
• The Teachers' Unions Complex, no longer a
Profession, continues in its self-serving complicity with the above,
graduating from high school students who should never have graduated
from grammar school. This fact is the greatest impediment to "the
advancement of Colored People".
• Other examples of a now - entrenched Culture of
Self-Interest include our Political - Bureaucratic Complex in
Washington, and some in the upper ranks of our Military.
Meanwhile, the interests of the People languish. But perhaps no
• Having highlighted some of the more domestic risks
facing this nation, we should never forget the Russian Bear, now fully
awake from his short hibernation. Its leader is no longer a
rational Gorbachov or Yeltzin who reacted properly to a nearly bankrupt
nation, but a bellicose Putin whose reaction to again - severe economic
strains is to empower his own military - industrial complex...and
perhaps to put it to use in a distracting War.
• And then there is "Climate Change". Whether
short-term or long-term, and to what extent caused by human activities,
it is here and it is disruptive. We have an individual and
collective obligation to do whatever is feasible, in a "risk to benefit
analysis", to mitigate it, while avoiding some more self-service from
our leaders and even from some elements of the Scientific
Folks: "THIS IS YOUR MISSION, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT."
RR#2 AND NOW FOR YOUR
READING LIST, MOSTLY ON POINT.
1) "THE NEXT MAD GUNMAN": WSJ EDITORIAL / OPINION. MONDAY, NOV. 30,
2) "CALL ISLAMIC TERRORISM BY ITS NAME", BY RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, WSJ
OPINION, FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015,pA13.
3) "OUR PRECARIOUS DEFENSES IN EUROPE", BY ROBERT H. SCALES, WSJ
OPINION, MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015, pA17.
4) "CLIMATE EXPERTS QUESTION TEMPERATURE BENCHMARK", BY GAUTAM NAIK,
WSJ, MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015, Pa1.
5) "THE ASSAULT ON CLIMATE SCIENCE", BY MICHAEL E. MANN, WSJ OP-ED,
TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2015, Pa29.
6) And a bonus for doing your homework; "AFFIRMING BROTHERHOOD AND
PARTNERSHIP - JEWISH CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN TRANSFORMATION", BY ALON
GOSHEN-GOTTSTEIN, wwwhuffington post.com, Dec. 12, 2015.
Editor's Note: I do scan the NYTimes nearly daily, but I have found it
dangerous to my health. Irrational and distorted in its opinions,
which often also permeate its "news". Being a Leftist means never
having to say you are wrong, ever.
Now I'll take my blood pressure medicine.
FRIDAY, December 11, 2015 RR#1 THE UNITED STATES
"SEMPER PARATUS". COULD IT BE...NO LONGER "ALWAYS FORGOT US"?
WEDNESDAY, December 9, 2015 REGARDING DONALD
TRUMP, "MUSLIMS", AND FEARING THE PEOPLE.
Donald Trump will continue to succeed so long as he understands and
articulates the fear and anger of the American People after the last 7
years, and so long as no one else does. Some facts:
1) Trump said that he would block the entry of all Muslims into the
country "until our government
figures out what the Hell is going on". The second and modifying
part of his statement is never quoted.
2) Islam is not a "Religion". It is a Religion and a State, both
elements inseparable by its own demand. It is a State that
injects itself into all secular aspects of Muslim life and goals.
As such, it does not blindly deserve the protections of our
Constitution. Nor would or did the Nazis or the Soviets
deserve such protection...particularly in a time of War, which we are
3) The wild criticisms of Trump coming from the Left and from their
Leftist Press are simply designed to bury Trump, and simultaneously to
bury the opinions of many Americans, in order to advance the candidacy
of "Bonny and Clyde".
4) The wild criticisms of Trumps opponents in the Republican Party are
simply self-serving attempts both to advance their failing efforts and
to block the advance of a person who actually reflects the "will of the
people" instead of that of the "Establishment": originally the
"Military / Industrial Complex" of President Eisenhower and now the
politician / bureaucratic complex of Washington.
If we experience just one more terrorist attack in the next six months
on our soil, Donald Trump will be unstoppable - and deservedly
So: WHEN IS THIS GOVERNMENT GOING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING
TUESDAY, December 8, 2015
ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TALK TO THE NATION, SUNDAY, DEC. 6.
A good talk, presented as always in his reassuring baritone voice. But
will he "walk the walk"? The strategy is unchanged. Will
the results be different in the coming months? Meanwhile, protect
MONDAY, December 7, 2015
ON ISLAM AND SHARIA LAW.
I do not know whether this is the whole story of the Religion of Islam.
But I will try to find out. I suggest that you do the same, while
THIS TO COME TO PASS ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS NOTHING
20 years from now, I will be in
Heaven --bye !! This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.. Make sure
the end. Joys of Muslim Women By Nonie Darwish
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1
and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by
9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who
slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use
her as a
Even though a woman is abused she cannot obtain a divorce. To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.
Often after a woman has been raped,
she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The
has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of
family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to
he has beaten her
The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for
(prostitute) at his discretion.
The Sharia Muslim law controls the private as well as the public
In the Western World ( Canada, Australia, United States and Britain
Muslim men are starting to demand Sharia Law so the wife cannot obtain
divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing
alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American,
Universities and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and
submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Sharia
By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, Australians, American and
women may avoid becoming a slave under Sharia Law. Ripping the West in Two.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish
says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Sharia law on the
ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The
Global Implications of Islamic Law. Darwish was born in Cairo and spent
childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when
eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel
was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family
When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad.
His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She
own Muslim culture and upbringing.. She converted to Christianity after
a Christian preacher on television. In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what
what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose
sharia on the
world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.
generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of
individual.. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be
or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as
that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some
the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims
another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh
Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people
personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates
people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars
those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be
Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed
in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious
time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an
intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
(Intwenty yearsthere will be enough Muslim
Canada, Australia, the U.S. And Britain To elect the heads of
will do so... You can look at how they have taken over several
towns in the
USA .. Dearborn Mich. Is one and there are others....) ( Britain has
cities now totally controlled by Muslims)
I think everyone in Canada, Australia, the U.S. And Great Britain
required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be
publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and
accept Muslims as peaceful.. Some may be but they have an army that is
to shed blood in the name of Islam.. The peaceful support the warriors
finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While Canada,
the U.S.A. and Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public
and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a
jihad on North America, Australia and Britain ...
SUNDAY, December 6, 2015 RR#1 "EXACTLY SO:
RESPONSES OF DONALD TRUMP AND CHRIS CHRISTIE TO THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN
SAN BERNADINO - AND ANYWHERE ELSE IN AMERICA.
Extending back in time long before the discovery of Oil there, the
Middle East was a favored place for intervention and mischief by
European nations. The status of that area today is partly related to
that history and largely related to a vicious Muslim family fight
between Shia and Sunni divisions that began around 680 AD and that
continues unabated to this day. The permanent presence of the
State of Israel in that region only makes the matters worse.
So, what is the proper role of America in that area of the world and in
trying to address its many problems - not out of blind charity but out
of vital and even existential self-interest?
Here, all of us must know what we know and...more importantly...know
what we do not know. For, whether our American sons and daughters in
the military are there with boots on or barefoot, we are there for the
long-term. A recent publication which, in addition to the biography of
Lawrence of Arabia, can serve as a primer was recently published in
Foreign Affairs: "THE POST-AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST" (November - December,
Remember, there are three kinds of people: those who make things
happen; those who watch things happen; and those who are constantly
muttering "WHA HOPPEN?"
FRIDAY, December 4, 2015 RR#1 "GUN CONTROL".
IN OTHER WORDS, MOST PEOPLE SEE GUN OWNERSHIP AS PROTECTING US FROM THE
GOVERNMENT! SO DO I.
I DON'T MEAN TO "PILE ON", BUT THE EXAMPLES JUST KEEP ON COMING: THE
"UBER" - LEFT IS UNEDUCATED AND UNEDUCABLE.
There are my most recent postings making reference to " President
Obama's Imaginary World" and to "What No Politician Wants To Admit
About Gun Control".
Today in the Huffington Post comes an article entitled "The Continued
Degradation Of Health Insurance Under The ACA". This is another
example of the Left's New Math: 2+2=5, or 10, or whatever...but never 4.
After a factual and informative description of the current implosion of
ObamaCare, the author (John Geyman) arrives at his universal solution:
national governmental one-payor health care. WRONG, Professor
Geyman, for all the many reasons that I have outlined on various parts
of this web site over the years. And I will not repeat
them. Look it up!
And then we have the continuing spectacle of the FBI, the Media and of
course President Obama engaging in all manner of contortions to avoid
admitting the obvious: San Bernadino was an act of Terrorism, probably
the first of others planned by this radicalized Muslim pair.
The only cure for this spreading acute and chronic illness is political
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW".
THURSDAY, December 3, 2015 TOO BAD THIS ISN'T THE
LAST WORD ON OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY.
There's more to come.
MORE DANGEROUS THAN
ALL THE TERRORISTS IN THE WORLD.
As with ancient Rome, this nation is on the road to collapse from
And the reason is simple:
"IN A DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE".