Sunday, September 11, 2016

Foreign Students Come To America For Education and To Purchase Goods Made In Their Region. Hillary's Heated Rhetoric Causes Her To Stumble?
Just back from being with our daughter giving her some support. Our son in law, her husband, is undergoing some therapy.

While in Boston , as I noted  when I was just in Pittsburgh, both cities are awash with Asians and Indians.  Pittsburgh has CMU and Boston, MIT and both are among the great technical universities and attract college kids from both regions who also pay full tuition.

Several things were ironical. First we did a walking tour of Newbury Street in Boston, Saturday, and it began to rain so we ducked into a women's clothing store and the pay line was loaded with Asians purchasing clothing made in China. Come to America, get a great education, buy items made in your area of the world then return to compete effectively with Americans because our stupid immigration laws make it hard for these kids to remain here as citizens.

Then this morning we drove to Logan Airport on 9/11 and our cab driver was named Mohammed.  When we arrived at Logan our cabbie was from Nigeria.

On the plane back to Savannah, an Asian American sat next to me.  She was a dentist, a Lt. in The Navy stationed at The Marine Base in South Carolina.  She too had gone to Penn.  Her mother and father came to this country from Korea in the '30's , owned some businesses in New York and it became too stressful so they  moved to Florida where they now live and both work as janitors.  Her younger sister is at Univ. of Fla. in Gainsville, studying to become a doctor. Her name was Jane and she was in Boston visiting her boyfriend who is also in Medical School at Tufts.

They came legally, and are the kind of citizens of which we need more.  Jane graduated without any debt, has a four year Naval enlistment obligation and would consider staying in The Navy except for the moving around demands and impact on being married and raising a family.

Jane has never been to Savannah so I gave her a lot of restaurants and things to do and told her she could stay with us if she so chose. (See 1 below.)
Famous Presidential Lies Contest
Written by, To The Point News

  • None of our boys will die on foreign soil 

  • I am not a crook 

GHW Bush:
  • Read my lips - No New Taxes 

  • I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski 

GW Bush:
  • Iraq has weapons of mass destruction 

  • I will have the most transparent administration in history.  
  • The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs.  
  • I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.  
  • The IRS is not targeting anyone.  
  • It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.  
  • I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism".  
  • You didn't build that!  
  • I will restore trust in Government.  
  • The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.  
  • The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk  
  • It's not my red line - it is the world's red line.  
  • Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.  
  • We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.  
  • I am not spying on American citizens.  
  • Obama Care will be good for America.  
  • You can keep y our family doctor.  
  • Premiums will be lowered by $2500.  
  • If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan.  
  • It's just like shopping at Amazon.  
  • I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels.  
  • I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups.  
  • I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi.  
  • I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago.  
  • And, I have never lived with that uncle.  He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.  
  • If elected I promise not to renew the Patriot Act.  
  • If elected I will end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan within the 1st 9 months of my term.  
  • I will close Guantanamo within the first 6 months of my term.  
  • I will bridge the gap between black and white and between America and other countries.  ;
And the biggest one of all:
  • "I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America." 
I believe we have a winner (See 2 below.)

The Muslim problem. (See 3 below.)
Hillary's heated rhetoric causes her to stagger or was it global warming? (See 4 below.)
Advice to Jewish students and those of other religions seeking to combat anti-Semitism on American University campuses. (See 5 below.)
Now for some real humor:

TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
______________________________ ___ ___
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
______________________________ ____________
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this child)
______________________________ ______________
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
______________________________ ____
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
______________________________ ____________
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
______________________________ __
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father 's cherry tree, but also admitted it.
Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.....
______________________________ ________
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON : No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's..
Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.
______________________________ _____
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
Not long ago GM was building cars in Flint, Michigan and you
couldn't  drink the water in Mexico. After 7 years of support
from Washington DC, GM now builds cars in Mexico
and you can't drink the water in Flint, Michigan.

Hope and Change delivered!

Is this a great country or what?
2) The Trump Blitz Begins
The GOP nominee is finally—relentlessly—arguing that Clinton is unfit for office.

Potomac Watch Columnist Kim Strassel on Donald Trump’s most effective political attack yet--on Hillary Clinton’s ethics. 

By Kimberley A. Strassel

Think of it as the moment when Donald Trump truly learned to throw a (campaign) punch. It came about three weeks ago, amid the latest swirl of stories on the Clintons’ ethics. Hillary Clinton had recently blamed her private email server on Colin Powell. Judicial Watch had released more emails that showed the Clinton Foundation begging the State Department for special favors on behalf of its donors. Bill Clinton had floated laughable plans to reform the foundation.

The Trump campaign pounced. It began blasting out every new revelation about—or editorial-board comment on—Mrs. Clinton’s shady dealings. It unleashed surrogates, in particular the former prosecutors Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie, to make the legal case against her. Mr. Trump devoted a significant portion of a speech in Texas to detailing the lies she had told about her server, and the pay-to-play allegations at the foundation. Within a few days the campaign had cut a web ad hitting her for “corruption” and calling the foundation a “slush fund.”

Mrs. Clinton’s slip in the polls is a direct result of the latest flood of scandal. Less noticed is the skillful way that Team Trump is making those hits land. The Republican nominee’s campaign has been doing more right lately, though nothing more so than this. When it comes to the dissection of Mrs. Clinton’s misdeeds, the Trump campaign is firing on 16 cylinders.

If attacking your corrupt opponent on corruption seems obvious, it wasn’t to Mr. Trump for a long time. The GOP nominee is a scrapper, and part of his draw was the expectation that he would speak bluntly about the Clintons. He did, though as voters would soon realize, only in fits and incomplete starts. He delivered a speech on her ethics in June—then never sustained the argument. He ignored prime opportunities (the State Department inspector general report; FBI Director James Comey’s press conference), flitting to other subjects instead. He seemed to think the occasional #CrookedHillary tweet was enough.

This was frustrating if only because Mrs. Clinton’s venality is the concrete with which Mr. Trump must pave his road to the White House. This is a woman whom close to two-thirds of voters view as untrustworthy. She has based her entire campaign around the argument that she is more credible and competent to lead the nation—a claim utterly undermined by revelations about her foundation’s business model, her cavalier handling of classified information, and her inability to “recall” most of her tenure as secretary of state.

Mr. Trump’s new approach is to unrelentingly hit all sides of that claim—making the case that Mrs. Clinton is “unfit” to hold the top job. Case in point: After Wednesday’s commander-in-chief forum on NBC, the Trump campaign detailed precisely why Mrs. Clinton should not be trusted with national security. Mr. Trump hit her during the forum, while a follow-up press release highlighted her bad judgment in using an “illicit” email server and the risk of a “hack of classified info”; noted how her drone emails would “undermine” security; and flagged her stumbling attempt to tell a vet in the audience why she should be held to a different standard on classified information than military officers. Good, smart stuff.
The unrelenting pressure has put Mrs. Clinton in the spotlight and on the defense. That by consequence has somewhat sheltered the Republican nominee from attacks. Listening to Mrs. Clinton—the subject of an FBI investigation, the facilitator of the Crown Prince of Bahrain—on Wednesday drop a line about Mr. Trump’s “scams” and “frauds” was downright amusing. Sort of like watching Al Capone accuse Eliot Ness of having the occasional light beer.

Also effective has been the campaign’s drumbeat about Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to hold press conferences. (“Hiding Hillary: Day 278!”) Her longtime approach to scandals has been to ignore them and wait for the press to get weary. But the stories keep pouring out this time, and her refusal to address them has made her look shady, arrogant, slippery. She finally succumbed to pressure and took a few cursory questions from reporters Thursday, though none on the email or foundation.
Mr. Trump’s new all-in-on-Hillary approach came about the same time as his staff shakeup. It is likely due in part to the presence of Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon and (more recently) Citizens United’s David Bossie. The press has focused on Breitbart’s fractious role in the conservative world, but Mr. Bannon and Mr. Bossie have both devoted careers to tracking and exposing Mrs. Clinton’s ethical troubles.

Turning voters away from Mrs. Clinton is the groundwork. Mr. Trump still needs to give voters a reason to turn toward him. His sober approach of recent weeks is a start. A challenge will be to translate what has so far been campaign-engineered press releases and speeches into an on-the-fly prosecution of Mrs. Clinton during the presidential debates. Mr. Trump is right that Hillary is unfit to be president. Now, to keep proving it.
3)The Muslim problem is a structural problem created by conditions in the Muslim world. We can't solve it! They can't solve it!
By Daniel Greenfield

No hatred, no agenda, just a pragmatic overview of what appears to be an unsolvable problem affecting much of the world as we know it today. Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be a permanent Muslim refugee crisis.

The vast majority of civil wars over the last ten years have taken place in Muslim countries. Muslim countries are also some of the poorest in the world. And Muslim countries also have high birth rates.

Combine violence and poverty with a population boom and you get a permanent migration crisis.

No matter what happens in Syria or Libya next year, that permanent migration crisis isn't going away.

The Muslim world is expanding unsustainably. In the Middle East and Asia, Muslims tend to underperform their non-Muslim neighbors both educationally and economically. Oil is the only asset that gave Muslims any advantage and in the age of fracking, its value is a lot shakier than it used to be.

The Muslim world had lost its old role as the intermediary between Asia and the West. And it has no economic function in the new world except to blackmail it by spreading violence and instability.

Muslim countries with lower literacy rates, especially for women, are never going to be economic winners at any trade that doesn't come gushing out of the ground. Nor will unstable dictatorships ever be able to provide social mobility or access to the good life. At best they'll hand out subsidies for bread.

The Muslim world has no prospects for getting any better. The Arab Spring was a Western delusion.

Growing populations divided along tribal and religious lines are competing for a limited amount of land, power and wealth. Countries without a future are set to double in size.

There are only two solutions; war or migration.

Either you fight and take what you want at home. Or you go abroad and take what you want there.

Let's assume that the Iraq War had never happened. How would a religiously and ethnically divided Iraq have managed its growth from 13 million in the eighties to 30 million around the Iraq War to 76 million in 2050?

The answer is a bloody civil war followed by genocide, ethnic cleansing and migration.

What's happening now would have happened anyway. It was already happening under Saddam Hussein.

Baghdad has one of the highest population densities in the world. And it has no future. The same is true across the region. The only real economic plan anyone here has is to get money from the West.

Plan A for getting money out of the West is creating a crisis that will force it to intervene. That can mean anything from starting a war to aiding terrorists that threaten the West. Muslim countries keep shooting themselves in the foot so that Westerners will rush over to kiss the booboo and make it better.

Plan B is to move to Europe.

What's This? And Plan B is a great plan. It's the only real economic plan that works. At least until the West runs out of native and naïve Westerners who foot the bill for all the migrants, refugees and outright settlers.

For thousands of dollars, a Middle Eastern Muslim can pay to be smuggled into Europe. It's a small investment with a big payoff. Even the lowest tier welfare benefits in Sweden are higher than the average salary in a typical Muslim migrant nation. And Muslim migrants are extremely attuned to the payoffs. It's why they clamor to go to Germany or Sweden, not Greece or Slovakia. And it's why they insist on big cities with an existing Muslim social welfare infrastructure, not some rural village.

A Muslim migrant is an investment for an entire extended family. Once the young men get their papers, family reunification begins. That doesn't just mean every extended family member showing up and demanding their benefits. It also means that the family members will be selling access to Europe to anyone who can afford it. Don't hike or raft your way to Europe. Mohammed or Ahmed will claim that you're a family member. Or temporarily marry you so you can bring your whole extended family along.

Mohammed gets paid. So does Mo's extended family which brokers these transactions. Human trafficking doesn't just involve rafts. It's about having the right family connections.

And all that is just the tip of a very big business iceberg.

Where do Muslim migrants come up with a smuggling fee that amounts to several years of salary for an average worker? Some come from wealthy families. Others are sponsored by crime networks and family groups that are out to move everything from drugs to weapons to large numbers of people into Europe.

Large loans will be repaid as the new migrants begin sending their new welfare benefits back home. Many will be officially unemployed even while unofficially making money through everything from slave labor to organized crime. European authorities will blame their failure to participate in the job market on racism rather than acknowledging that they exist within the confines of an alternate economy.

It's not only individuals or families who can pursue Plan B. Turkey wants to join the European Union. It's one solution for an Islamist populist economy built on piles of debt. The EU has a choice between dealing with the stream of migrants from Turkey moving to Europe. Or all of Turkey moving into Europe.

The West didn't create this problem. Its interventions, however misguided, attempted to manage it.

Islamic violence is not a response to Western colonialism. Not only does it predate it, but as many foreign policy experts are so fond of pointing out, its greatest number of casualties are Muslims. The West did not create Muslim dysfunction. And it is not responsible for it. Instead the dysfunction of the Muslim world keeps dragging the West in. Every Western attempt to ameliorate it, from humanitarian aid to peacekeeping operations, only opens up the West to take the blame for Islamic dysfunction.

The permanent refugee crisis is a structural problem caused by the conditions of the Muslim world.

The West can't solve the crisis at its source. Only Muslims can do that. And there are no easy answers. But the West can and should avoid being dragged down into the black hole of Muslim dysfunction.

Even Germany's Merkel learned that the number of refugees is not a finite quantity that can be relieved with a charitable gesture. It's the same escalating number of people that will show up if you start throwing bags of money out of an open window. And it's a number that no country can absorb.

Muslim civil wars will continue even if the West never intervenes in them because their part of the world is fundamentally unstable. These conflicts will lead to the displacement of millions of people. But even without violence, economic opportunism alone will drive millions to the West. And those millions carry with them the dysfunction of their culture that will make them a burden and a threat.

If Muslims can't reconcile their conflicts at home, what makes us think that they will reconcile them in Europe? Instead of resolving their problems through migration, they only export them to new shores. The same outbursts of Islamic violence, xenophobia, economic malaise and unsustainable growth follow them across seas and oceans, across continents and countries. Distance is no answer. Travel is no cure.

Solving Syria will solve nothing. The Muslim world is full of fault lines. It's growing and it's running out of room to grow. We can't save Muslims from themselves. We can only save ourselves from their violence.

The permanent Muslim refugee crisis will never stop being our crisis unless we close the door.


Hillary Clinton Suddenly Leaves 9/11 Event After Becoming 'Overheated'

Image: Hillary Clinton Suddenly Leaves 9/11 Event After Becoming 'Overheated'
By Newsmax Wires  
By Newsmax Wires   |   Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 11:1
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday left a remembrance ceremony on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks early after feeling unwell, U.S. media reported. 
Clinton appeared to faint on her way into her van as she was leaving the memorial event, and had to be helped by her security. Fox News cited an unnamed source as saying Clinton was “clearly having some type of medical episode.”
Fox News quoted the source saying Clinton stumbled off the curb, her "knees buckled" and she lost a shoe as she was helped into a van during her "unexpected early departure."
CNN and MSNBC quoted a statement from her campaign as saying she "felt overheated" and so left to go to her daughter Chelsea's apartment, where she was "feeling much better."
"Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just one hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better," Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement.'
Donald Trump was also in attendance at the event marking 15 years since the terrorist attacks, remaining until later in the morning. When asked about the incident, he said, "I don't know anything about it."
 Clinton's health has been an issue in the campaign in recent months. In December 2012, Clinton, 68, suffered a concussion and shortly afterward had a blood clot.
Trump supporters have actively fanned rumors about her health. In mid-August, Clinton's camp released a statement from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, proclaiming Clinton's "excellent health" while re-circulating a letter describing her health in greater detail.
"To reiterate what I said in my previous statement, Secretary Clinton is in excellent health and fit to serve as President of the United States," she said last month. Clinton herself has always dismissed health questions when asked about them, and her campaign called speculation in the conservative media "deranged conspiracy theories."
Clinton also jokingly addressed the claims on Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late night talk show.
"Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like I have a new lease on life," she said. "I don't know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand, it is part of the wacky strategy - just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you."

Jewish pride on campus is under siege. Here’s what your kids can do to fight back.

By Arnold M. Eisen

Students at the University of Delaware Hillel (University of Delaware Hillel)
NEW YORK (JTA) — Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their Jewish selves to the core.

They will contend with powerful faculty and student voices accusing them of complicity in a regime of privilege and oppression here in America and of colonialism, genocide and apartheid in Israel.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and its campus allies have had little impact thus far either on the investments made by universities or the policies of the governments of Israel or the United States. They are, however, diverting enormous time and resources from important work of Jewish education and community building. No less important, they are causing untold numbers of students to keep their heads down where Israel — and Judaism — are concerned, and to feel ashamed when they have every reason to be proud.

I am not afraid that Jews or other college students will fall for the Big Lie about Israel. The world is a dangerous mess right now, nowhere more than in the Middle East.Simplistic narratives of good and evil like those propounded by the BDS movement are unlikely to prove persuasive to anyone who reads up on the matter or exercises their minds.

But I do fear growing doubt among some Jewish undergraduates that the Jewish community and tradition are worthy of their involvement and commitment. I worry about increased suspicion — thanks in part to language endorsing BDS positions in the platform released by a coalition affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement — that students can stand up for justice as Jews, and can fight mass incarceration and racism as supporters of Israel. I want all to know that they can and should maintain deep ties to the Jewish community and tradition at the same time as they claim membership in larger communities and work alongside others for universal causes of justice and peace.
My message to students, this fall in particular, is this: Have pride in your Judaism. Learn about its history and Israel’s. Keep your minds and hearts open. Maintain the moral courage to reject claims that Israel practices apartheid and genocide — because they are unequivocally false. students can stand up for justice as Jews, and can fight mass incarceration and racism as supporters of Israel., and America’s, without giving up attachment to either. As Jews, we must stand beside those fighting against inequality and injustice, and should do so regardless of the incorrect views that others hold of Judaism and Israel.

Arnold M. Eisen (The Jewish Theological Seminary)

As a committed Jew, I am commanded to have unceasing concern for both Jewish learning and the struggle for justice. That same passion attracts me to the State of Israel, which I view as an attempt to translate age-old Jewish values into policy. This attempt, which will always fall far short of perfection, deserves our enduring support — and, when necessary, our critique. Like any nation, Israel requires such challenge and correction if it is to remain true to its founding ideals. Israel has a lot to figure out, many wrongs to make right,incredible achievements on which to build, deep-seated currents of bigotry to overcome, a proud tradition of democracy (the only one in the Middle East) to develop, and the hopes of many millions and many centuries that it dare not betray.

But history shows that whenever people say that Jews (or any other group) are largely to blame for significant portions of the world’s ills, or that things would be perfect if only Jews stopped insisting that we, too, have a right to live in the world, or that the Jewish state, or the Jewish community, has no right to exist unless it conforms to allegedly “universal” ideals demanded of no other people as a condition of legitimate survival — something is dangerously wrong. That point of view, which sadly has a long history behind it, must be resisted.
Though they will hear its rhetoric and see its demonstrations, few students will ever visit the BDS website, where one learns that the movement is avowedly part of the Palestinian national struggle against the very existence of the State of Israel. BDS materials say nary a word about the partial responsibility of the corrupt Palestinian government in the West Bank or the murderous Hamas regime in Gaza for the failure of the peace process thus far. One hears a great deal from BDS and affiliated groups like Jewish Voice for Peace about Jewish and Israeli culpability — but nothing about mistakes made on the Palestinian side, oppression committed by it, the blatant anti-Semitism built into its policies and publications. BDS is silent about the many countries that are guilty of abuses far worse than those charged to Israel.

Much of the Middle East is in flames. The Syrian death toll has passed 400,000. And not a single Middle Eastern society guarantees equality and justice for all its citizens — women and men, Christian and Muslim — to anything like the degree that Israel does, however imperfectly.

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, my hope for the new year is that no Jewish students leave Judaism behind in the name of universal ideals — or leave Israel behind in the name of Judaism. The world desperately needs the skills and knowledge they will acquire on campus. Judaism needs their passion, perspectives and engagement. Israel needs their voices, proud and strong.

(Arnold M. Eisen is the chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary.)

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