Sunday, October 27, 2013

'No a Right-Wing Problem'

This is what Israelis live with; it probably does not even make a 'footline' - certainly not a headline - in the US or elsewhere. 
Israel was pressured to release terrorists held in her prisons - a 'gesture of confidence-building' it is called.
The only ones to whom it gives confidence is the enemy entity; the freedom of murderers means that they can return to their killing profession.  There is never a reciprocal gesture on the other side - not even a phony promise.  On the contrary; Arab children are inbued daily with the glory of killing Israelis and their elders 'follow the leader' - Abbas and his henchmen.
The voices of some of Israel's leaders - MKs - are now being raised in opposition to the imminent release of the second batch of terrorists this coming week.  For Israelis it is a matter of survival - of life and death and, should those wise ones prevail and stop the release it is important for those outside of the country to understand the truth.  No doubt, it would be reported as 'Israel reneging on an agreement' and 'endangering the peace process'.  The criminals at the other end would be seen as 'innocents' who are at the mercy of the Israelis. 

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Cold Hard Facts of Obama's Economy

Chad Stafko

There's an old adage, "Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story." 

That could be the battle cry within the Obama administration when it comes to Obama's work on the economy through his five plus years as president. But a close and objective look at the facts shows that the Obama-led and Obama-owned economy tells one and only one story -- FAILURE.

Let's begin on the labor front, where the numbers are atrocious. While the monthly unemployment rate is the headline-grabbing number so many flock to, it is far from the best gauge of labor market strength.

The unemployment rate currently stands at 7.3%. Obama backers will point to the fact... again let's look at the facts, and rightfully say that the unemployment rate has steadily fallen from its peak of 10% in October 2009 and has remained below 8% since August 2012. These are indeed facts, but they mask the underlying and quite troubling data.

Understand that the unemployment rate is a rather simplistic calculation. The numerator is composed of the number of people unemployed and who have looked for work in the past four weeks. That number is then divided by the total number of individuals in the labor force.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Why are Christians Silent While So Many are Dying?

JANET LEVY October 1, 2013
"First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people." 
There's a clear connection between Jews being attacked and driven out of Muslim countries during the last century to today's increased persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.  

Sadly, Christians did little to help victimized Jews, ignoring "the canary in the mine."  Some calmed themselves and assuaged their guilt by tracing the purge to just punishment for Jewish non-acceptance of Jesus as a messiah.  However, time and time again, the maxim, "What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews," proves true.  

When will Christians, who number 2.1 billion, acknowledge and stand up to the evil that confronts them and other non-Muslims worldwide?  Where are the voices of Christian leadership as the carnage of their brethren reaches epidemic proportions?  Janet Levy ~ Los Angeles

Turn the other cheek?