In Memory of Shir, Yael, Erez, and Shira

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Like the truck rammings in Paris and in Germany, four more 4 young people were murdered today in Jerusalem by a terrorist truck ramming a crowd.


This is the result of radical Islamist terrorism that the Obama administration can’t even utter…and which unfortunately has resulted in the loss of so many innocent lives.

As the Obama administration defends terrorism as “workplace violence” and traffic accidents, they condemn our friend and ally, Israel–the Holy Land.

Nor can we say that the Obama administration¬†stood by and did nothing as the world descended into chaos…no, instead, they actively released the terrorists from GITMO, let Crimea be overrun by Russia, let China militarize the South China Sea, made a disastrous deal with Iran that legitimizes their attaining the nuclear bomb, watched as North Korea tested nuke after nuke and missile after missile, and ignored the overrunning of their “red line” as 500,000 were slaughtered in Syria and refugees streamed across Europe.

What a disgraceful legacy for the Obama administration–Anti-Israel hate and Anti-Semitism, and leadership from behind as the dark forces of terrorism and war engulf the Middle East and Western civilization, and the clock ticks down to midnight. ūüėČ

(Source Photo: Stand With Us)

Greatest Danger Is Still Man

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Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” kicked off last night, and it was an absolutely devastating storyline


This was the long awaited episode to see what happens after Rick and cohorts are captured and literally put down on their knees in the gravel by the evil and ruthless Negan and his army. 


The killings of Glenn and Abraham by getting their skulls brutally bashed in was one of the most horrific things I have ever seen. 


And forcing Rick to nearly cut off his own child’s arm and all the other mental torture and physical abuse he endured left the show’s leader and hero, a completely broken man.¬†


All that they had overcome and survived was now just a shattered history. 


They were overcome, they were defeated, they were wholly broken.


What is amazing is that they could handle the Walking Dead zombies (even hordes of them), but ultimately, it was the evilness of man himself that they could not win against. 


Zombies are dangerous and scary, but man is the most dangerous and brutal predator out there, and the horrific things they can do to each makes everything else pale by comparison. 


Especially, when Negan kills and destroys, he does it with such completele evil joy that it leaves one questioning, how can this whole evil thing exist in a universe created and maintained by a good and merciful G-d. 


My wife said to me that this was a small reminder of what the Holocaust must’ve been like–with the Nazi’s holding a stranglehold of power and committing the most heinous atrocities and genocide against 6 million starving and enslaved Jews held in notorious concentration death camps.


After the show, watching “Talking Dead,” viewers indicated that this was the turning point in the whole show, and there was no going back for Rick and his group.


Yet, I am most certain that even if it can no longer be Rick who regains his strength and leadership mantle, there will be another who will rise up and overcome the evil Negan. 


It’s a dog eat dog world, and there is always another younger, leaner, and meaner dog in town–hence, every dog has it’s day.


Ultimately is that justice?


While perhaps we all wish to see good triumph over evil every time, there are certainly moments when good takes a good walloping. 


And then G-d sends a savior to restore good to it’s rightful dominant place in the universe.


In the process though, lives and souls can be shattered and never be the same again. 


Watching the eternal battle between good and evil is what totally tests our faith and gives us the free choice on which side to be on. ūüėČ


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Help Find Missing Children

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Coming out of the mall into the parking lot, I saw this poster lying on the ground. 


It was a flyer to help find a missing child. 


Every time, I see something like this, I just have to take a big gulp and deep breath, as this seems like one of the scariest things that can happen to a child and their parents.


A child is dependent on it’s parents, and when they go missing G-d forbid, the fear of in whose hands they might fall and what may be done to them is unthinkable.¬†


The goal is to get the word and pictures out to find the child as quickly as possible. 


From 2002, statistics show about 800,000 children go missing every year (or about 2,000 per day)–that is unbelievable!


Of those, about 204,000 were family abductions, 58,000 were non-family abductions, a 115 were taken by a stranger, and the rest were mostly run-aways.


About 1 in 5 runaways are considered likely victims of child sex trafficking. 


A 1997 study showed only 5% of non-family abductions even get reported to police and entered in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC)–many may not enter a report when a child is gone just a few days or it may get filed under other categories like homicides or sexual assaults.¬†


In the 1972 and 1981, there were tragic cases of missing children Etan Patz and Adam Walsh, both killed at age 6, with Etan’s remains supposedly thrown in the garbage in Soho (he was never found) and Adam’s located in a drainage canal in Florida.¬†


Etan was the first missing child whose pictures were put on the back of milk carton. 


In 1983, the anniversary of Etan’s disappearance, May 25, was designated National Missing Children’s Day.


In 1984, the Walshes and other child advocates established the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) “to help find missing children and prevent child victimization”–shockingly before this there was no coordinated federal and state mechanism for search efforts.


– NCMEC tip hotline (1-800-The Lost) has received over 4.3 million calls in the last 32 years and they have facilitated the return of 227,000 missing children.


In 1996, America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) was set up as a a child abduction emergency alert system; it was named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year old abducted and murdered in Texas.¬†


РAMBER Alerts, between 1997 and 2015, were credited with the safe recovery of 723 children. 


My heart goes out to these children and their families! 


Anything that each of us can do to help with the desperate situation of missing children and their safe recovery is worth not only our attention, but our utmost vigilance and helpful tips.¬†ūüėČ


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

To Evil ISIS

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I was thinking of holding this photo for “the next” big terrorist attack (G-d forbid).¬†


But it’s just two days before 9/11, and I thought of all the victims of ISIS terror and said, why wait.


So this is to memorialize all the victims of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Taliban, Boko Haram, the PLO, BDS, and other vile terrorist groups.


For all the victims–men, women, and children–you brutally and ruthlessly:


Beheaded.


Crucified.


Hung.


Shot.


Stabbed.


Stoned.


Threw off of Roofs.


Burned Alive.


Ran over with tanks and other vehicles. 


Poisoned. 


Abducted.


Raped.


Tortured.


Imprisoned. 


Enslaved. 


Sold.


Made refugees. 


Bombed. 


Gassed.


For the mothers and fathers you made childless.


For the children you made orphaned.


For the husbands and wives you left widowed. 

May the one G-d in heaven recompense you for all your evil deeds, may he thwart all your plans and attempts to harm, kill, and destroy, and may he thrust his heavenly spear of judgement through your devilish hearts and straight into the endless depths of Hell. 


(Source Photo: America)

Sh*t Rolls Downhill

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Just ten months ago was the gigantic Vale and BHP Billiton dam collapse disaster in Brazil.

Enough iron-ore mine waste rolled downhill to fill the Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium more than 11 times–the waste destroyed villages, killed 19 people, and polluted 400 miles of waterways.

But of course, when the report came out this week, all was supposed to be okay, because that’s what¬†insurance¬†and obfuscation¬†about what would be done differently to protect people in the future is all about.

Then yesterday, I stopped by some workmen. 

One was at the top of this hole, and the other was underneath.

Underground, the guy is standing in the muddy water and installing a new meter. 

I talked with the guy above ground about how hard it must be too work in these conditions. 

I asked if there were rats down there, and he said “generally no, because it’s sealed off.”

Yet, it was obvious how tough these jobs are, where people have to get down into the dirty and do the jobs that others don’t even want to think about.¬†

Further on this, I contemplated how in all jobs and things in life, as they say, “The sh*t rolls downhill!”

Meaning basically that we are still living in a class society, with the elites and everyone else, where the top 1% own as much as the other 99%, and the drudgery of life gets relegated down to the lower-rung masses. 

The lower the rung, the deeper the crap you end up working in and doing for others, and on top of it, getting blamed for whatever goes wrong.

The elites hold the power and can do no wrong, and the mediocrity or impoverished can basically do little or no right–that’s why they presumably are where they are–they deserve it (or so we are led/forced to believe)!

On the TV, I heard on the news, one elite defending the corruption of another senior official, saying they did nothing wrong–even though the evidence has already shown they have and moreover, again and again.¬†

There is no truth to be found in the world of the elites–they wish and will do whatever it takes–lie, steal, collude, and even kill–to remain the powerful, the rich, the honored, and the noble.¬†

The rest dig the holes and can bury themselves in it for all the elite are concerned–they stand at the top and the sh*t rolls mightily downhill from there.¬†ūüėČ

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Mean WORDS Over Crooked DEEDS

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Nicholas Kristof wrote in the New York Times Sunday Review that “Donald Trump is Making America Meaner.”


And yes, anything that a Presidential candidate does that is bigoted or racist is wrong and should be utterly condemned. 


But what is concerning about Kristof and the liberal media’s coverage of the election has been it’s wholly one-sided nature and what that means in terms of election rigging.¬†


In fact, CNN recently admitted on the air that “We [CNN] could not help her [Hillary] any more than we have…we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign”


Similarly, in this case, Kristof hammers Trump’s “harsh rhetoric” for things like wanting to build a border wall for Homeland Security, having a big loose mouth (too often), and not distancing himself from toxic advisers or followers.¬†


But interestingly enough, Kristof is silent about Clinton’s numerous acts of (alleged) debauchery, corruption, and scandal and what that means in terms of that candidate’s meanness!¬†


Some examples:


РGetting child rapists off the hook and laughing about it is not mean. 


РProtecting husband Bill in the face of 17 allegations of rape and affairs is not mean. 


– Endangering national security with secret email servers and the habitual lies to cover it up with a rating of “Four Pinocchios” is not mean.


– (Soft) Intimidation of the Attorney General and telling the Director of the FBI that he is full of “bull”¬†is not mean.¬†


РDNC Collusion to rig the election against Bernie Sanders is not mean. 


– Money laundering, “pay to play” and cronyism through the Clinton Foundation is not mean.¬†


РEnabling racial divisiveness in America and the killing of civilians and police officers is not mean. 


РNot protecting those Americans murdered in Benghazi and making up a phony story about it being because of a video that is not mean. 


Р47 people associated with the Clintons involved in murder-suicides that is not mean. 


– Allowing Chemical Weapons use against civilians in Syria and not enforcing the “red line”¬†is not mean.


РMaking dangerous nuke deals with Axis of Evil, Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism and human rights abuses is not mean. 


РSowing terrorism, war, refugees, and crises around the globe that is not mean. 


I suppose what is most amazing is that while Trump has sharp¬†words¬†with and for people, Hillary stands accused of actually doing many absolutely horrible (“mean”)¬†deeds¬†affecting all of America and much of the world.¬†


Interestingly, someone posted on Facebook yesterday the following:

“I’m voting for the candidate who got people killed, covered sexual assaults, and threatened national security, because the other one said mean things.”


Yes the liberal media are themselves so biased and mean by not holding wrongdoers like the Clintons accountable and not treating the candidates equally and the election in a fair and balanced manner…we should all be very concerned by this mind-numbing brainwashing and absolute treachery by those that are supposed to be looking out for us.¬†


Maybe Kristof and others in the liberal media need to look at themselves in the mirror at what meanness and corruption they are creating and how dangerous that is to America.¬†ūüėČ


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Deserving To Be President

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I took this photo this morning of this guy in a shirt that says, “Good deeds eventually are rewarded.”

My question is whether the corollary is true, and are bad deeds eventually punished?


Watching this horrible election play out, this shirt helped me to figure out what was bothering me about the alleged crookedness of one or more candidates. 


And it’s not just that they seem to have done corrupt things, because there are a lot of bad people out there that have done really terrible things.

Rather no matter what horrible things the candidates do, they don’t seem to get punished for it, but rather they bask in more money, more fame, more honor, and now potentially the highest office of the land, the very President of the United States itself.¬†


Do people like this who are allegedly involved in the following types of activities deserve to win the election (and rule over almost 320 million Americans)?

  • Rigs the election and commits voter fraud against Bernie Sanders
  • Colludes and conspires with the DNC¬†
  • Money launders millions, if not billions, of dollars through a “charitable” foundation
  • Uses political office for personal benefit and conducts ethical violations with “pay to play” donors and cronyism between the public and private sectors
  • Manipulates the media “echo chamber”¬†
  • Gets off child rapists and laughs about it
  • Keeps secret servers and destroys email
  • Lies and commits perjury
  • Recklessly handles and endangers national security
  • Doesn’t enforce “red lines” against regimes using weapons of mass destruction
  • Embraces and makes bogus deals with our sworn enemy, Iran (the #1 state sponsor of terrorism and human rights abuses worldwide)
  • Leads from behind in world events in the face of dangerous regimes
  • Wastes our nations blood and treasure in the premature retreat from Iraq
  • Sows rapid violence, refugees, and crises worldwide
  • Oversees the weakest U.S. economic recovery in history and a doubling our national debt to $20 trillion
  • Takes this nation in the wrong direction with an 80%¬†dissatisfaction¬†rate
  • Enables racial¬†divisiveness¬†and the shooting of police officers in the U.S.¬†
  • Has dozens of opposition members show up in murder-suicides?¬†

If G-d ultimately rewards the righteous and punishes the wicked, then should such candidates be promoted to the be the leader of the free world?


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Stealing The U.S. Election

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So I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.


The liberal media is completely trying to destroy Trump, and this is a true crisis of democracy.


They are jumping on him like a gang of bandits, ruthlessly punching and kicking him into the pavement, while reveling in the ascendancy of their absolutely do no wrong Queen of the 2nd Impeached President of The United States of America.


The saying that all publicity is good publicity, has now been proved totally false!


Sure, does Trump have a big mouth and say stupid and offensive things, absolutely.


Is it possible that the guy is flawed, but really doesn’t mean it the way it comes out, as awful as it does?


Never-the-less, the power elite behind the Hillary machine have seized on these things to label him a fascist, racist, Nazi, demagogue, black soul, evil, and even today in the respected Wall Street Journal, a sociopath. 


(Hopefully the stupidity of the people saying these wild-a*s things is forgiven, so G-d forbid one day we shouldn’t have a candidate who really is like that!)


On Sunday, in the New York Times Review Section, it is not uncommon to find 3 articles on a single page dumping on Trump and almost the entire section dedicated to his downfall. 


And of course, this treatment of one candidate, Trump, is not over-the-top at all, and completely fair and balanced thinking and coverage (sarcastic), as we wholly forgive Hillary for (alleged) lying, collusion, corruption, foundation money laundering voter rigging, and year after year of failed global policies (anyone out there been following that 80% of the people are dissatisfied with the direction of this magnificient nation). 


Add to that the murder-suicides of dozens of people associated with the Clinton’s from Vince Foster in the Whitewater scandal to the killing of DNC staffer, Seth Rich, out of the blue just last month in DC.¬†


Now let me say right out that I am the first one to condemn Trump’s outrageous and off-the-cuff statements about a disabled reporter, a POW Senator, and the the Muslim parents of a fallen soldier–yes, these are truly despicable and stupid things.¬†


But yet, when I watch the tapes and hear the guy speak, I think that very possibly he is just a huge, nutty-type of eccentric, like these very rich people, under the covers, tend to be. 


I think his mouth gets away from his brain, and yes while this is obviously not a good thing for an¬†ostentatious¬†Presidential candidate,¬†why has the opposition been so successful at¬†completely¬†demonizing the guy (and don’t just say that he did it to himself) and giving a bright shiny nickle to the other candidate?


Is saying stupid things (even very stupid and grossly offensive things) really the equivalent of being a Nazi and sociopath–and is he truly worse than someone involved in lying, collusion, corruption, and global leadership failures that literally can threaten our nation’s security and take us down a path of true global disorder (how’s that relationship with the powerful Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and North Korea as well as the state of unabated worldwide terrorism doing these days)?


The left, including many prominent media outlets, have jumped on the band-wagon to label the opposition and they have been unrelenting and ruthless at destroying only one of the candidates, Trump, while they continue to give Hillary more or less of a free pass–does anyone wonder about this?¬†


Rather than a fascist candidate, maybe what we really have is an an outrageous attempt at a fascist election system!


I wonder whether the people supporting this ones-sided narrative and single party election will come to regret their boundless political wisdom, hard and fast professional assessments, and vicious character assassinations, once we are well into the next term of President. 


What will the pundits and media say when the economic bubble tears, when major terrorism strikes big and bad, when global upheaval dangerously spreads, and all we get is more spin, deception, inaction, and leadership from behind–are you so sure that is better than a candidate with a big mouth, but also who can build big skyscrapers and skylines over a new horizon for this country?¬†


Will the pundits, media echo chamber, and the elites absolutely forcing Hillary to the top have a reckoning of thinking and conscience, with their air of puffery knocked out of them–will they have the presence of mind to question for a moment their choice of a candidate with a life-filled of scandal over a big-mouth, clumsy New York billionaire builder.¬†


Finally, when one thinks of insane and evil, aren’t the activities that Hillary is accused of exactly those.¬†


Perhaps this is truly the crooked pot calling the big mouth kettle black, and the biggest election coup and voter fraud taking place right under your mightily socially engineered noses. 


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

What The Pope Knows That Our Leadership Doesn’t

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In response to the deluge of terrorist attacks across Europe, but also all around the world, culminating this week in the murder of an 85-year old Christian priest in France (his throat was slit in church by ISIS), the pope said the following:

The world is at war, because we have lost the peace.”

But at the same time, our leader is self-congratulating himself, declaring his next in line for the Pennsylvania Avenue throne, and mocking the daily terror threats we face, calling ISIS the “JV [junior varsity] team” declaring them “not an existential threat, and insisting “no boots on the ground.”¬†

From the attacks on 9/11 to Orlando and Fort Hood, from the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to Paris and Nice, from the multiple attacks on Germany this past week to those in Belgium in March, from the Madrid train bombing in 2004 to the London bombing in 2005, to the daily terrorist attacks throughout the Holy Land of Israel, and the non-stop violent killing of  millions around the Arab countries of the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond, I ask:

Why is the Pope better informed than our leadership, and who will fight for us? ūüėČ

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Building An Appropriate Wall

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Ok, let’s be honest, Trump is right about the border.¬†¬†

And no, I do not believe that he is fascist and evil like the social engineers in politics would like you to believe for their own motives. 

Let’s face it, the border needs to be appropriately secured once and for all from illegal immigration.¬†

We need to support our law enforcement agents such as the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in protecting this great country. 

Why all the argument about “illegal” Immigration…it’s illegal!

By all means, provide amble and robust ways for peaceful-loving people to come to this country legally, especially for family, refuge, asylum, and to escape violence, persecution, and war.  

But if someone is here illegally, then Trump is right, we need to see that valid moral law and order is reestablished and not permit violence, crime, and chaos to continue by edict, closing our eyes to it, or even tacit permission. 

Whoever calls this fascism is either a liar or possibly some sort of anarchist and dangerous to a civilized way of life, plain and simple. 

How do any of our politicians who take the oath of office and swear to uphold our constitution try to get around this?

Here are some statistics relevant to the issue of secure borders:

Human Trafficking: There are 29.8 people in the world trapped in modern slavery or 1 out of every 236!  And there are 60,000 victims reported in the United States of America.  

Drug Trafficking: Drug trafficking in Mexico is a $50 billion business, and as of 2009, 23.5 million people in the U.S. age 12 and over needed treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse. 

Deadly Terrorism: The deadly toll of Terrorism has increased 800% since 2010 with an average of 30,000 people killed annually. “More attacks are happening and they tend to be deadlier than ever.”

Violent Crime and Murders:  In the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and New York, illegal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions, equating to over 7,000 of the murders. 

Economic Effects:  While undocumented workers do obviously help perform work particularly in some important lower wage jobs for us, there are also many negative economic effects of illegal aliens to consider such as undercutting wages or taking jobs from other who are legally entitled to the work. Additionally, the cost for their healthcare and education that is covered by the American people contributes to the overall staggering national debt. 

Overall, while “who we are” and want to be is a compassionate and generous people, there is no reason to circumvent the law and to let people into the country who have not duly applied and been permitted entry and stay. ¬†

Shenanigans of “catch and release” or not to deport illegal immigrants “who don’t have a criminal record”–is completely nonsensical since being illegal is criminal!

We need to secure our country from human trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism, murders, as well as the negative economic effects of illegal immigration, while at the same time opening our hearts and the process for vetted legal immigrants to make their way here and become productive citizens. 

We are and should be good people, but that doesn’t mean we need to be stupid and irresponsible and put at risk our nation’s security through unnecessarily reckless open and porous borders. ūüėČ

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)