I was sitting at the computer and looking out a what is actually a crappy day. It is freezing fog, and that is in sharp contrast to the forecast of a bit cloudy and 54°F. Then I got thinking about our recent by-election, and how I lost my vote when the PC’s edged the WR candidate Sheila Taylor out by a mere 350 votes. It was trading off all night long, with the PC guy picking up all the chips at the end. To be sure the PC voters elected people in all 4 ridings available in the by-election. Licia Corbella, an opinion writer for the Calgary Herald and one of my favourites, put into words some of what I had been thinking about the election. Only thing is that she does it much better than I do. Take a look: Corbella
A letter from Andi. I have had this letter for some time now, the end of July in fact. I had read it and tucked it aside, and I re-read it again today, and I realize now why I kept it. In light of some of the madness around us, here in Canada, and in the Arab world, and an email from an email bud, I came to the conclusion that it needs to be heard and circulated if it is only to a few on my blog. It’s a bit long, but well worth the time it takes to read and understand.
“Andi’s words are poignant, factual and eye-opening. She is the mother of a son and son-in-law in the IDF. Let there be no doubt that we are all in this together, Jews and Christians alike!
Israel tried to offer Gaza its freedom.. We share compassion with all victims while Hamas terrorizes its own citizens which it duped to gain power and now has NO problem in lying to and sacrificing. Peace will never come to Gaza while Hamas spews its hatred, its rockets and its mandate to wipe the Jews and Israel off the map…..Destroying Israel is Hamas’s reason for existence…its own citizens be damned!
Please read this–if nothing else you might gain some insight into the conflict and some understanding of the situation.
“Subject: How I feel today Date: July 20, 2014 I feel like I weigh 500 pounds.
Everyone I know feels like they are walking through water.
And sad. We are all so very, very sad.
This is what I know right now, today:
The ugliness, the venom and sheer, violent hatred you are seeing in Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Boston, Denver…. this is just the beginning.
We Jews are the canaries in the coal mine for all of humanity. Today, they are throwing bricks at synagogues and smashing chairs and saying “Kill the Jews.” Tomorrow it will be someone else.
Do the French really think these people will protect and safeguard the treasures of the Louvre?
Do Londoners really think these people will cherish the symbols of the British Empire?
Does anyone really think this is only about Israel and the disputed territories?
Today it is Israel, tomorrow it will be you.
Maybe that is why everyone gets so disproportionately annoyed about this conflict. Because everyone knows after us it gets real personal… Seeing these violent protests, hearing the sickening screams for death we Israelis understand better than ever we must fight for every square inch and with all we have.
It matters not how much better our military is, how much more precise our targets can be.
It only matters that when the smoke clears Hamas is disarmed, destroyed, disabled and defeated. Forever.
Hamas. NOT the people of Gaza. I feel so very sorry for them. Sorry they were misguided and elected these lunatics. Sorry that in their desperation they allowed Hamas to fill the empty bedrooms next to their children’s room with rockets. Sorry that their leaders have mansions and swimming pools and are sitting in air conditioning in another city while they are sweating and wondering where the roof over their houses went. (If not their house itself.) Sorry that they have been brought up with no inkling of who Israelis are nor what compromise is.
Defeating Hamas will be a big problem for the power brokers because shame and honor are all that matter in this part of the world.
Honor in the Middle East does not come from whether your children are literate, how successful you are, how much money you make, how civilized your community is, nor how many paved roads you have, and whether or not you have garbage collection and recycling.
Here in this part of the world- for Hamas, honor comes from getting revenge.
For them revenge is everything.
For them revenge is the only thing.
Remember we left Gaza. There was no blockade. They were free to build a model democracy- the first successful shining, taste of the new, proud Palestine. But they didn’t want that kind of success… Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
We will not be fooled again.
We have nowhere else to go. And the rockets won’t stop.
The folks in Ashkelon cannot shower, have a bowel movement, get more milk or walk a dog without wondering if they are taking their lives in their own hands.
There is another Gaza underneath Gaza.
Hamas could have built hundred of schools, paved thousands of roads, build hundreds of kindergartens with the cement and iron they have used to build these underground bunkers and tunnels.
(and you wondered why Israel put a blockade on bringing building supplies into the Gaza strip?)
These tunnels to hell are filled with ammunition.
And no women or children, not a single elderly person is brought to safety there.
They want them on the street- on the roof, standing right behind- nice and close to the terrorist firing the rocket.
Hamas has refused to let journalists out of Gaza.
They need them to take pictures and record the carefully staged piles of bloody children and women. If the journalists leave they have lost the vehicle for distributing their bloody ad campaign.
Hamas asked for a cease-fire.
And they broke it.
They break every single one.
Israel is setting up a massive field hospital to treat our enemies. From 8 pm on tonight there will be a working maternity ward, an operating theater…a working hospital. For… our enemies.
We are going to lose more boys. Last night we lost 13. With each day we are going to lose more.
But everyone here now understands this is a fight to the death. It is them or us.
They cannot compromise and they don’t want peace or to share or to negotiate. They want revenge even if it means killing their own people.
So we have to go in there and do things none of us want to do, but we have to.
So this is why we are all so sad.
Israelis want peace so badly.
But we also desperately want to live. We love life and we are not about to let anyone, let alone a bunch of deranged thugs take it away from us.
So yes, this is a fight to the death for both sides.
Remember, if they win, you are next.
If we win those symbols of civilization that everyone takes so for granted will remain standing and everyone will criticize and complain about disproportionate responses and war crimes and all kinds of other irrelevant nonsense, but secretly I think everyone will be heaving a sigh of relief.
WHO WAS FIRST
Who Does The Land of Israel Belong To?
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently at the United Nations Assembly, and made the world community smile.
A representative from Israel began:
"Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses. When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’ Moses removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Palestinian had stolen them!"
The Palestinian representative at the UN jumped up furiously and shouted, "What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren’t there then."
The Israeli representative smiled and said, "And now that you have made that clear, I will begin my speech."
Good news for you and everyone! Good information to try.
Heart Attack and Water.
How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night!!
Heart Attack and Water – I never knew all of this !
Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why do people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor – Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement! I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water…Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
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This is a dandy, it was taken on a security camera at a MacDonald’s drive through window and is of a woman who really loses it when she cannot buy her chicken Mc Nuggets! Take a look: drive thru
After all the crap thee is in the world today, you might just like this site, as it pertains to a stage show involving of all things, Bubbles. Check it out: Bubbles
If you have a Smart Phone, and a flashlight app, check out this site, You may decide to dump the app. flashlight app
My wife, a registered nurse, once fussed over every pain or mishap that came my way. Recently, however, I got an indication that the honeymoon is over.
I was about to fix the attic fan, and as I lifted myself from the ladder in the attic, I scratched my forehead on a crossbeam.
Crawling along, I picked up splinters in both hands, and I cut one hand replacing the fan belt.
On the way down the ladder, I missed the last two rungs and twisted my ankle.
When I limped into the kitchen, covered in dust and blood, my wife took one look and said, "Are those your good pants?"
Have a Great Day and be nice to one another