Sony on a short leash
North Korea hacked into Sony Pictures' spine and officially now has Sony Pictures on a short leash. From now on every new movie release has to be approved by the Great Leader.
The European Union removed Hamas from the terrorists list and is going to invite Hamas to become a member of the EU. That bold move will help the EU fight the Israeli expansionist and genocidal policies in the otherwise peaceful Middle East.
Closer ties with Cuba
After long negotiations, Cuba agreed to help Obama spread Socialism in the United States. Real American patriots (also known as the Republicans) are outraged that instead of bombing Cuba as we in America usually do with other countries he, Barack Hussein Obama, is in cahoots with Castro to finally enslave all freedom-loving Americans under the Obama-Castro Communist regime.
What The "Two-State Solution" Has to Do with the Rise of Islamic Extremism: Zero
"What Kerry perhaps does not know is that the Islamic State is not interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at all. Unlike Kerry, Sunni scholars fully understand that the Islamic State has more to do with Islam and terrorism than with any other conflict.”
An exercise in logic.
Some “intellectuals” and some not so- intellectuals are claiming that Israel is causing all the problems in the Middle East by oppressing the Palestinian people.
So the logical conclusion would be that Muslims in the Middle East are killing each other to help the Palestinians. I guess Shiites and Sunnis are killing each other to prove that they love their Palestinian brothers.
And Hamas is killing their Palestinian brothers and sisters to prove that only Hamas can liberate them
To rephrase Golda Meir: they hate each other more than they love their children.
As to those “intellectuals” and not-so intellectuals, I would suggest they think before they talk because they obviously cannot do both at the same time.
Also, my intellectual friends, while you are quiet please think about this: How many countries in the Middle East recognize the right of Israel to exist? A two-states solution means the recognition of the state of Israel. How many countries in the Middle East are interested?
By the way, many super-nice intellectuals (some call them Liberals) love to fight for victims, for the oppressed. Guess what: I'M A JEW AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE A VICTIM ANYMORE!
And please stay quiet while you ponder these issues. Good luck.
Our heads are getting bigger while our brains are shrinking.
Did the 20th century make us big-headed? Maybe so, since forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that white Americans' heads are getting bigger and bigger...in size, that is.
The researchers studied about 1,500 skulls that dated from the mid-1800s through the 1980s. They noticed that the skulls gradually became larger, taller and narrower. As a result, faces have become longer
While the human brain is shrinking.
A new study has confirmed what scientists have long believed to be the case – the human brain is shrinking. For more than 7 million years the hominid brain has grown increasingly bigger, almost tripling in size. But for the last 10,000 years, the human brain has been shrinking at an alarming rate and no one really knows why. New research has attempted to answer this question by examining size changes in specific regions of the brain. - See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/scientists-are-alarmed-shrinking-human-brain-001446#sthash.lWdqQdAo.dpuf
More than 4,000 years ago, great civilizations existed around the world and the ancient
inhabitants built incredible buildings and cities with great precision and beauty, often with astronomical alignments that we are only just beginning to realize. Nowadays, technology has taken over, rendering our need to apply skill, creativity and memory virtually redundant. Instead of memorizing navigational routes we switch on our ‘sat navs’ and rather than storing phone numbers and addresses in our memory banks, we have them all in hand on our iPhones and Blackberries. Our technology is evolving rapidly, but sadly it seems that we are not. http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/scientists-are-alarmed-shrinking-human-brain-001446
So it seems that while our heads are getting bigger our brains are getting smaller. And why am I not surprised? And what fills the empty space in our heads? Marshmallows I think. Here are the facts: 20% of Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023830951
We do not need to think for ourselves anymore. Why bother? Just google it!
Relax people! Not everything is politically correct.
On November 7, I stumbled on this article in the Tribune: “Why are fairy tales so white?” By Amina Lugman.
“Besides "Frozen", there's "Brave", "How to Train Your Dragon", "The Lord of the Rings", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" — the list goes on. Why couldn't the main characters in these films have been a panoply of diversity? The beauty and ease of diversity in fantasy is that it requires no explanation. It's fantasy, after all. Just as you don't have to provide a metaphysical explanation for the existence of a talking snowman, neither would you need to explain why one sister in "Frozen" was Latina, the other white and their dead mother Asian...a fantasy world just is. The strength of the story is all that matters.
Well, Amina Lugman, if it really does not matter for kids who is black and who is white, why does that matter in your case?
“As a black parent, it saddens me that my son is faced with these tired racial confines. I also worry about his willingness to so readily accept the injustice of white cultural privilege. As an adult, I know things can be different. I know that somewhere there's another adult sitting in a boardroom right now, deciding that the next big fantasy heroes, the next "Frozen" sisters will be white, as if it's some set rule of the universe.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-frozen-harry-potter-fairy-tale-perspec-1110-jm-20141107-story.html
“Just The Facts"
- Disney would now have to make classic fairy tales politically correct and informative to children of the 21st century.
- Snow 'White' would have a hell of a time shacking up with the seven vertically-challenged men. Maybe Snow White could be played by Miley Cyrus, her pops are open-minded.
- Snow White would be liable to charge the prince with sexual assault for waking her from her beauty sleep, in a glass box at that, by kissing her.”
So I think that the “Frozen” characters should be changed according to politically correct standards.
The King is a gay and the Queen is a lesbian. They adopted two daughters. Anna is a black transgender and Elsa is an Asian paraplegic.
Kristoff is an environmentalist, deaf mute and communicates with his reindeer, Sven, using sign language.
Sven grew up in an abusive family and is on an endangered species list.
Hans, instead of the “Prince”, should be a community organizer that fights local oil drilling.
And snowman, Olaf, is a white straight guy whose nose is an organic, locally-grown carrot.
According to Mrs. Lugman the racial representation in fairy tales should reflect the actual population in the country where it is written.
So the brothers Grimm tales are not acceptable anymore considering today's racial diversity in Germany; and in the US because American kids are reading these tales. Where are African Germans? Asian Germans? How about sexual orientation?
Have you read about any Muslims characters in these fairy tales?
Oh..my apologies! In the “Arabian nights” they are all Arabs! Even the genie is an Arab! My wild guess is because the tales were written by Arabs in an Arab country.
I would like to ask the author of the Tribune article to do research to determine if all fairy tales are reflecting all diversity in the world. And please don't forget Native Americans and gender neutral people.
And on more suggestion to Mrs. Lugman: Why don't you write politically-correct fairy tales? Lead by example so to speak? You are a writer, Mrs. Lugman. Why don't you write a story with all the diversity you can imagine? After all it will be a fairy tale. Kids wouldn't be asking questions like why are there two mommies? And where is daddy? And of course the children would take it as a given that in your story these mommies have black and Asian and maybe even white kids.
While I was writing this, a disturbing thought crossed my mind. I am Jewish. I remembered all these fairy tales like "Frozen" and "How to Train Your Dragon" and I do not recall seeing any Jewish heroes. Not even a reindeer! No one wearing a kippah!
Would kids be questioning if Kristoff or even Olaf wears a yarmulke? After all it is not any stranger than a black or Asian Norwegian princess.
Well folks the election is over and we can breathe easier now knowing that our great country is in good hands...the best money can buy. Unfortunately these hands that are for sale are just that - hands. No heads attached. None needed.
Our wise voters, guided by the enlightened 1% who have more money than the rest of us, elected the “I am not a scientist” Congress to show the world that even these dimwits can manage this great country of ours. With the gentle guidance of money of course.
Ignorance is bliss my friends. Just ask these wise, good-hearted people with last names like Corporations or Rich.
I am not a religious man but God help us all! The country where the dumb rule and the dumber are reelecting the dumbest and where our representatives wear ignorance as a badge of honor does not have a chance to prosper.
The Flat Earth Society members are becoming more influential with every election cycle and are sitting comfortably on Olympus that we call the United States Congress. And the rest of the world looks in awe wondering how it is that the greatest country in the world elects imbeciles to rule.
Democrats are running from the President.
Why? Just being spineless cowards whose only goal is to win the election.
Below is the list of some of Obama's accomplishments:
1. Passed Health Care Reform
2. Passed the Stimulus
3. Passed Wall Street Reform
4. Ended the War in Iraq
5. Began Draw down of War in Afghanistan
6. Eliminated Osama bin Laden
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry
8. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending
9. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards
10. Cut the deficit in half.
So with this conclusion that Democrats are being stupid by running away from this successful President I predict that the Democrats will loose the midterm elections.
And they should – because people without convictions and without a backbone to stand for their convictions do not deserve to represent us, the people in Congress.
From my perspective, this election ought to be easy for Pat Quinn, but the polls indicate otherwise. It appears that an awful lot of people are disillusioned with Illinois politics and have bought the argument that Springfield needs a fresh face--that somehow this new guy, Bruce Rauner, whom we don't know much about, ought to be given an opportunity to reform state government.
Opponents of Pat Quinn have painted him as an ineffective governor. Nothing could be further from the truth, in my opinion.
I have known Pat since the 70s, when he worked in the governor's office and I covered Springfield for the Tribune. When he decided to seek public office in 1982, running for the Cook County Board of Tax Appeals, he came to me for advice because I had been involved in uncovering a bribery scandal there. He won the election, later served as state treasurer, and eventually became lieutenant governor.
He has managed to accomplish much in his six years as governor, despite working with a legislature that leaves a lot to be desired. He stood up to Madigan and was able to finally push through a comprehensive pension reform law. He got same-sex marriage enacted and he made Illinois the 16th state in the country to abolish the death penalty. He cut wasteful spending by a billion dollars, and he responded to the recession with the largest construction program in Illinois history, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Pat wants to leave the income tax rate alone because cutting it at this time would be catastrophic to education, human services and other essential programs. Mr. Rauner wants to cut taxes, but at the same time he proposes to increase education funding by half a billion dollars. How? Mr. Rauner refuses to support a ban on assault weapons. On an issue close to my heart, Mr. Rauner opposes Quinn's plan to shut down state institutions for thousands of people with disabilities and to give those people a chance to live in a real home in a real neighborhood.
Aside from the issues, where there can be honest differences of opinion, it bothers me that a candidate can try to buy an election. Mr. Rauner has donated $23 million to the campaign! I don't have anything against rich guys who want to run for office, but a rich guy who bankrolls his own campaign is pretty darn offensive. I have watched wealthy Democrats try to do the same thing--Blair Hull and Al Hofeld come to mind. Fortunately, they weren't successful. Hopefully, Mr. Rauner won't be either.
How come The US been training Iraqi “army” for years, spent Billions of dollars.
And the Iraqi “army” is useless.
Who is training ISIS soldiers?
Whoever it is maybe we need their help to train the Iraqis?