Friday, June 24, 2016

Moshe Dayan. Brexit and Trump. Obama - Who Is He? What Will Putin Do?

Four members of The Supreme Court who believe
the president can unilaterally enforce and write laws.
An interesting story. I was unaware . (See 1 below.)
Now that I use Mail Chimp, I get a daily listing of those who read my memos and I am quite overwhelmed at the high per cent of those on my memo list who do and the fact that many on my memo list are prominent in their own right and are nationally known for their own thinking and writing.

I have been blessed to have come to know many wonderful people in my time on this earth, from all walks of life, and you have enriched my own.  Thank you.
As Trump campaigns in a more orthodox style can he win and skirt being labeled just another hungry politician (former businessman) with no hardened principles like his opponent?

I continue to believe the Brexit vote gives Trump latitude because those who voted to leave signal his warnings resonate, with the current mood, about secure borders, state's rights and nationalism.

Beware of poll results because people are turned off being shamed for revealing their true thoughts. They resent being typed as racists etc. because they agree with Trump.

Certainly four members of The Supreme Court no longer believe the Constitution says what it means that 'Congress not the president makes laws.'

What will Putin do?  Will he take advantage of this British vote and disarray? (See 2 below)
This has been around and I avoided posting it because I do not embrace every claim but I do believe it is worth posting at this time because there are too many cumulative dots.  This was sent to me by a childhood friend and fellow memo reader. You decide! (See 3 below.)
I asked my dear English friends and fellow memo readers their view and this was her reply, as I thought it might be.

They were former Bobby"s and retired and now run a B & B. (See 4 below.)
1) A great many Jews know the story of how the Danes rescued 8,000 Jews from the Nazi's by smuggling them to Sweden in fishing boats.
    Very few Jews, know the story of how all 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved. Not a single Bulgarian Jew was deported to the death camps, due to the heroism of many Bulgarians of every walk of life, up to and including the King and the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
    In 1999, Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti Defamation League flew with a delegation to Sophia to meet the Bulgarian Prime Minister. He gave the Prime Minister the first Bulgarian language copy of a remarkable book, "Beyond Hitler's Grasp," written in 1998, by Michael Bar Oar (Bar-Zohar) , a professor at Emory University . (A Bulgarian Jew who had migrated to Israel and then to the USA ).
    This book documents the rescue effort in detail. The ADL paid for and shipped 30,000 copies to Bulgaria , so that the population could partake in the joy of learning about this heroic facet of their history.
    This story is clearly the last great secret of the Holocaust era. The story was buried by the Bulgarian Communists, until their downfall in 1991. All records were sealed, since they didn't wish to glorify the King, or the Church, or the non Communist parliamentarians, who at great personal risk, stood up to the Germans. And the Bulgarian Jewish Community, 45,000 of whom went to Israel after the War, were busy building new lives, and somehow the story remained untold.
    Bulgaria is a small country and at the outset of the War they had 8 million people. They aligned themselves with the Nazi's in hopes of recapturing Macedonia from Yugoslavia and Thrace from Greece . Both provinces were stripped from them, after W.W.I.  In late 1942 the Jews of Selonica were shipped north through Bulgaria, on the way to the death camps, in sealed box cars. The news of this inhumanity was a hot topic of conversation. Then, at the beginning of 1943, the pro Nazi Bulgarian government was informed that all 50,000 Bulgarian Jews would be deported in March. The Jews had been made to wear yellow stars and were highly visible.
    As the date for the deportation got closer, the agitation got greater. Forty-three ruling party members of Parliament walked out in protest. Newspapers denounced what was about to happen. In addition, the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Krill, threatened to lie down on the railroad tracks. Finally, King Boris III forbade the deportation. Since Bulgaria was an ally of Germany , and the Germans were stretched militarily, they had to wrestle with the problem of how much pressure they could afford to apply. They decided to pass.
    Several points are noteworthy. The Bulgarian Jews were relatively unreligious and did not stand apart from the local populace by virtue of garb, or rites. They were relatively poor by comparison to Jews in other countries, and they lived in integrated neighborhoods. Additionally, the Bulgarians had many minorities, Armenians, Turks, Greeks, and Gypsies, in addition to Jews.
    There was no concept of racism in that culture. The bottom line here is that Bulgarians saw Bulgarian-Jews as Bulgarians, and not as Jews. And, being a small country, like Denmark , where there was a closeness of community that is often missing in larger countries. So, here was a bright spot that we can point to as an example of what should have been.
    The most famous of those saved was a young graduate of the Bulgarian Military Academy . When he arrived in Israel , he changed his name to Moshe Dayan.....

Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

By Michael Barone

 Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that has fallen behind Hillary Clinton, it's instructive to look at his political ground zero.

That would be New York and its tabloid politics. I first encountered this in summer 1961, on a family vacation to New York City. As a teenager I was allowed to travel on the subway (15 cent fare, a dollar gets you six tokens and a dime change) and arrange my own meals (a pizza slice -- exotic food back home -- for a quarter).

That was the summer of the primary between two-term Mayor Robert Wagner and a challenger supported by bosses who had backed Wagner twice before. You could watch the campaign in the headlines of the tabloid newspapers on the kiosks outside subway stations.

In those days, circulation of the easy-to-read-on-the-subway tabloids was "yuuuge": over 1 million for the Daily News and Daily Mirror, about 800,000 for the then-liberal New York Post. This was the media environment in which Donald Trump grew up.

Politics was part of the family business. His father, Fred Trump, was well-connected with machine Democrats in Brooklyn and Queens, which helped him get favorable zoning, land assembly and Mitchell-Lama subsidies for the giant apartment towers he built there.

The young Donald Trump was drawn to politics early on. At 19, he wangled a spot among the bigwigs at the ceremonies opening the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In his 20s he capitalized on Trump contributions to the mayor and governor to make his first real estate deals in Manhattan.

In the years that followed he was an interested observer of New York's tabloid war campaigns. John Lindsay versus Nelson Rockefeller, Pat Moynihan versus Bella Abzug, Ed Koch versus Mario Cuomo, Al D'Amato versus Chuck Schumer: conflicts fought out in the morning and afternoon editions of the tabloids every day.

I remember watching David Garth, media consultant to Mayors John Lindsay, Edward Koch, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, phoning tabloid reporters like Deborah Orin and TV anchormen like Gabe Pressman to feed them story lines and suggest headlines for their next edition or broadcast.

Sensational headlines were especially effective, dominating the front pages visible on kiosk stands. The Daily News' "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD!" helped Jimmy Carter carry New York in 1976. The New York Post's 1983 classic "HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR" epitomized the feeling that the city was being overwhelmed by violent crime.

It is commonly said that today's political campaigning, with blogs and Twitter feeds, with never-ending news cycles over every 24-hour period, is something entirely new. Well, up to a point.
3)If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck; There is a very high probability that he is a duck!

This was sent to Mike Gallagher, the 8th most recognized talk radio personality, in the U.S.A., he is heard  by over 2.25 million listeners weekly, and he posted same.  "Obama: It was You."
President Obama: This is why you didn't go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:
 It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner - "I am one of you."
 It was you who on ABC News referenced - "My Muslim faith."
*  It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
*  It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict- "I will stand with the Muslims."

*  It was you OBAMA who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that -

 "I am a Muslim."
*  It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
*  It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
*  It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
*  It was you who purposefully omitted - "endowed by our Creator " - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
*  It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ's Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the 'HOLY' Qur’an.
*  It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
*  It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
*  It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
*  It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ  BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrastyou have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
*  It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
*  It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
*  It was you who said that NASA's "foremost mission" was an outreach to Muslim communities.
 It was you who as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
*  It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
 It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
 It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
 It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
*  It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
*  It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
*  It was you who ordered the United States Postal Service to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
 It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help "empower" the British Muslim community.
*  It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
*  It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
*  It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal White House religious events.
 It was you who was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, formerly America's strongest ally  in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
 It was you who appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
*  It was you who said this country is not a Christian nation.
After all of this the Democrats think he wasn't a DUCK!

It was you OBAMA yourself who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister

that -  "I am a Muslim."
4)Hi Dick,

What a day. What a surprise. Huge impact on us in the little UK for many years to come. We are expecting a hard ride with the financial instability for a while, even a couple of years, then we will find our feet. It is the unknown really.

We voted to leave the EU, along with 60% of our neighbours locally. There was a big turn out. 72% to vote and everyone was engaged in discussions etc. Not sure how Obama,s intervention was received, we think he was put up to say that by our PM. We thought it would be a close call with the 'remains' just edging it but we were wrong. We are tired from watching all the TV coverage actually. 

It could split Europe we think, certainly Scotland have been vocal this morning about asking for another referendum (probably at our expense because they have little money up there). 
We hope to build up good trade links with the likes of USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, Asia on our terms rather than have to negotiate through Brussels all the time. The regulations and laws that have been imposed on us in the recent past by EU have gotten stupid, having said that worker's rights directives etc. were good, although cumbersome for businesses to implement.

We are in a different place than 50 odd years ago and the World is moving so fast. We think we have a strong enough economy to stand on our own two feet. 

Cameron has agreed to leave as PM by October which is sensible and expected.
We are risk takers and ready for the ride!

Must go as guests are due any time soon.

xx H----

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