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calendar   Sunday - August 03, 2014

gratitude, muzzie style

H/T to Joyce, my friend and former neighbor in the desert.

I frankly did not believe this when it arrived in my inbox.  Sure, I’m always ready to believe the worst of those vermin, but I just thought there was something wrong here and so researched it and found it is TRUE. 

By Dr. Arieh Eldad an M.D. at Hadassah Hospital in Israel

A true story of gratitude!

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I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.

This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.

This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her.  Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.

We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment.  She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and discharged to return to Gaza.

She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheva.

One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt.  She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life.  It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.

This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel.  It is not a territorial conflict.  This is a civilization conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.

Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama does not.

I have never written before asking everyone to please forward onwards so that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.

Dr Arieh Eldad

A valuable lesson that should not have taken so long to learn.
DO NOT post things no matter the source, if ill and feeling like s***.

There is no excuse for stupid however … and my thanks to Vilmar for emailing me and pointing out the errors in this post. And my apologies to BMEWS readers.

I said I researched this and I did but, the truth is, I only half did so as I was struggling against some discomfort and in a hurry to get off the puter and into bed.
Which I did.

Well, I have hauled myself out of bed and with a pain killer or two and a beer (or two)
I came downstairs to boot this thing and correct this post and share Vilmar’s info.
Which I would have read for myself had I gone further.

I was trying to find a link for the story you sent and found an article at Snopes saying it is true....to a point.  It happened before 2005 and the woman was burned as a result of a cooking gas canister blowing up.  The actual attempt she made was in 2005.

Obongo was not president at that time so the last sentence is not part of the story, either.

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Vilmar

Vilmar is correct, O. was not part of this story but ....  I believe this to be true.  Netanyahu gets it, Obama does not.  And based on what I hear on the radio every day and every night .... most western countries do not “get it” either. Nor do the weepy eyed hand wringers.
I heard a well known historian on the radio last night being interviewed and asked her opinion.
She said that all the weapons Israel uses they get from America. 
So I guess Americans are, in her view, as responsible as the Israelis for the deaths among the pals.  Screw the facts of things over there.

Jews?  Guilty.

Muzzies?  Innocent babes in the woods.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/03/2014 at 12:36 PM   
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Chess.com

Hey Drew, as the resident chess expert, how about adding a link?

I play chess at Chess.com!
cruithni
Rating: Unrated

Challenge me!
View my games

Bet Wes would love this!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/03/2014 at 12:16 PM   
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Back on Facebook

Yeah, back on there. So if you want to friend, or refriend, me (wardmama?) look for Chris Mosier. One of the guys I friended is named George Takei. You may have heard of him. Last seen piloting a hijacked Bird of Prey. He’s a funny guy. An example of the stuff he posts:

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/03/2014 at 08:01 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 02, 2014

getem young or lose em … gay is good and this woman wants to spread the word, to under fives

Some rather odd and funny news from The Fatherland ....

You could never make this up.

Count on the krauts to see a problem and charge straight ahead to fix it. 

The headline was almost longer then the short story.

TEEN’S BID TO FIND HIS PHONE CAUSES FLOOD

A German teenager who lost his phone in a pond tried to get it back by draining the the water and pumping it into a nearby toilet.
However ... it caused major damage when the pond water flooded the toilet’s watertank and sent sewage into a nearby fishing club.

Meanwhile across the channel here in the UK .... the Prime Minister, “Call me Dave” Cameron, is calling for a change in NATO responsibility.  He wants to introduce
a range of cold war style deterrents against potential Russian military aggression in Eastern and Central Europe.  He wants NATO armed forces in areas “vulnerable to attack,” among other items of military concern, weapons and and ammo and ration packs in countries that feel threatened. He also wants to beef up Nato’s East European HQ in Poland to be able to respond to any Russian threat. 

Ok I know I’ve been very much outta the loop lately, but where besides the Ukraine have the Russians been making eyes at?

Call Me Dave as I recall, very much would have liked to send troops to Libya when rebels were trying to oust Gaddafi, but his request was voted down in an embarrassing defeat for him, and a lucky break for the Brit Tommy, and his and her country.

And finally … for your insights into this gross idea is invited and I can almost hear ya now.
This is what the cultures of our countries have either become or else are headed towards.  Here’s just one quote.

I think the next step is about going into preschools. We need to encourage [under-fives]

Under 5s? Sure thing. Start the indoctrination early or you won’t get em all.
Good Grief!
What a fracked up world.

New Stonewall chief Ruth Hunt: Teach preschool children to celebrate being gay
By Emily Dugan

Preschool children should be taught about gay relationships to combat future homophobia in society, the new chief executive of Stonewall has told The Independent.

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In an exclusive interview, Ruth Hunt said that she wants the gay rights charity to commission books “celebrating difference in all its forms for under-fives”.
The initiative is part of the organisation’s commitment to tackling homophobia in schools, which has the backing of the new Education Secretary. “Nicky Morgan wrote to me this week saying she was very keen to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, and there’s a very real commitment to shifting attitudes in schools,” said Ms Hunt.

“I think the next step is about going into preschools. We need to encourage [under-fives] to think about different families. Loads of kids these days have two mums or two dads – or at least gay uncles and aunts.”

Ms Hunt says the Coalition has been very supportive of the charity’s work with children, which has included sending a film into every primary school celebrating same-sex-parent families. Explaining her own vision for curbing homophobia among future generations, Ms Hunt said: “I think the next step is about going into preschools. I know from all my godchildren that the quality of children’s books depicting difference is dire.

“I really want to commission – and this is something we’ve got to talk about as an organisation – a suite of books that celebrates difference in all its forms for under-fives. With different families in it but also mixed-race people and sent into every preschool setting. That will take time too. But that is possibly one of the most radical campaigns we could do.

The charity has only three international staff at present, but Ms Hunt says they will probably be expanding their international team “because the demand is so high that we’re turning countries away at the moment”.

SOURCE, edited from a left wing paper


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/02/2014 at 10:57 AM   
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Military Purge Enters Phase 3

First they took out the generals, ginning up phony scandals to discredit the top guys and force them to retire.

Then the lesser generals and the top majors got the chop when the downsizing broom began to sweep.

Then they went after the captains, sending out pink slips to 1100 young fast-trackers, including several dozen who were actually serving in combat at the time.

Now the purge moves on to the majors. Majors are the middle management of the army, above the captains and lieutenants but below the majors and generals. Professional military career folks; in another decade the best of them will be colonels and lower generals. They are the top brass of the next generation. And now Obama is going to cut more than half a thousand of them.

Guess we don’t really need a military any longer. What for, when the IRS has more troops than the Canadian army? When the Post Office has thousands of weapons; when the EPA owns a billion rounds of ammunition??

About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.

Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they’re out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.

The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks. Army leaders were criticized at the time for giving 48 of them the bad news while they were deployed to Afghanistan.

The Army declined to say how many majors will be notified while they are at the battlefront.

“The ones that are deployed are certainly the hardest,” Campbell told reporters. “What we try to do there is, working through the chain of command, minimize the impact to that unit and then maximize the time to provide to that officer to come back and do the proper transition, to take care of himself or herself, and the family.”

The cuts have been difficult for many young officers, particularly captains, who tend not to have enough years in service to retire.

To make the cuts, the Army looked at about 8,500 majors who joined the service between 1999 and 2003. Some may have about 15 years of service, depending on all factors that go into credit for years of service, and might be able to retire, but many won’t have enough time in the job, Campbell said

Guard and reserve leaders are looking for officers, especially captains, so there could be opportunities for the soldiers to continue to serve, he said.

After 13 years of war that forced a significant and rapid build-up of the Army to about 570,000, the military now has to reduce its combat forces to meet budget cuts.

So what we’ve got here is a bunch of guys who joined up right out of college and took the career path. Now that they’re touching 40, they’re getting dumped into the marketplace, to compete against energetic 25 year olds, and people their own age who have lived in suit-land for well over a decade and don’t have to transition a jot or learn any new skill to move into the next position.  In other words, these officers who can’t find a hidey-hole in the Guard will be just as fucked over as ever other middle aged corporate chopster. Give your youth to your company, build your experience and skills, and when you find the job you can run in until retirement, you get the axe.  There is an awful lot of this, and it flies under the radar. It’s disgraceful. And it isn’t realistic to deliver the pat response “oh the best ones will get jobs right away” because it isn’t true. Their competition is half their age, willing to work for half as much or less, and work half as much more if necessary. So even if they’re not quite as good at things the first few years, they more than make up with it by cost savings and sheer effort alone.

We have a terrible business model in place that spits out the middle aged from the job market. And then the media ignores them; jobs stories are either about young graduates or retiring boomers.

On the third hand, for an army of under 600,000, do we really need 8500 majors?  Math time: how many troops per major? 570,000 troops / 8500 majors = 67 troops per major. Some of those 67 will be captains, lieutenants, sergeants, and corporals.  Two to One? That’s pretty standard as a minimum in the corporate world. 1 major, 2 captains, 4 lieutenants, 8 sergeants, 16 corporals ... 31/67 in some form of leadership role. HALF.

Hmmpf. Maybe we really don’t need so many officers after all. Like downsized school classrooms and teacher’s aides, are we putting too many “chefs” in the “kitchen”?  The Romans had Centurions, about the same rank as captains or top lieutenants, in charge of 80 to 100 soldiers.  One major or colonel would be running a whole legion.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 09:43 AM   
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Shove it where?

I’m seriously behind on Pat Condell’s vids. Here he tells Islamists to “shove it up your Khyber Pass.” He’s got a way with words?!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 09:42 AM   
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Ha Ha Islamophobia

Pat Condell. Enough said. A majority on my now-defunct Facebook page wishes he was eligible to be President.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 08:22 AM   
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Don’t scare the children

Makes me wonder… my 10-yr-old granddaughter has never seen me without a beard.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 07:20 AM   
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KISS This!

“I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I’m the guy who says ‘Jump!’ when there’s a guy on top of a building who says, ‘That’s it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to jump.’ Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f–k up, have some dignity and jump! You’ve got the crowd.”

Gene Simmons


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 06:29 AM   
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The Case For Israel

Bill Whittle hits it out of the park… again!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2014 at 06:00 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 01, 2014

A Ladder Day Saint

That’s me. I got a call to come fix a leaky roof. So I spent the morning on a ladder inside the building finding the leak up inside the commercial ceiling, then I spent the early afternoon finding the other end of the leak up on the rubber membrane flat roof, which I had to use my big ladder to get to.

Got it done. Made some cash. And I’m such a saint for coming in on such short notice!

Turns out that the leak was caused by the roof mounted HVAC having a clogged drain pipe, so the condensate water just flowed around the frame and dripped off one corner, which formed a big puddle on the roof because the downspouts were clogged with several years worth of pine needles. So I swept off the whole roof, dug the masses of half composted needles out of the gutter tops, and used a broom to push all the water off. Then I went to the store and bought a $10 can of Rust-oleum LeakSeal, which is just like that “As seen on TV” gutter seal spray, except that the Rust-oleum product actually works. Climb back up into the ceiling inside the place, and give the joint between the corrugated steel roofing panels a couple of good coats. Wow, what a smell. Yikes! And it looks like things dried out and cured just before the thunderstorm got here. So yay me. I suggested they have their HVAC guy clean the drain pipe, and mount a hose or a PVC pipe to it and run that across the roof right to the downspout. Hey, I can’t do everything. Well, I can, but I won’t. And get some new downspouts. These things are in terrible shape, and half of them are all glommed up in the middle.

No magic underwear was involved.

Now I have to go back out and get 42 feet worth of ladders off of, and out of, my little old Saturn. Amazing what fits inside, and I don’t even have the station wagon model.

Internet mystery: nobody seems to know who did the punk rock cover of the jazz era tune “There’ll be some changes made” that Rustoleum used as a theme song for years. What a great little rocker; it’s worth clicking the link above even if you have no interest in spray sealers.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2014 at 02:47 PM   
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Chess with an IDF Arab

Played a couple of games with ‘Ahmed’ something or other. I barely beat him both times. But I noticed he was playing under the Israeli flag. During the time between games he informed me that ‘yes’ he was an Arab, and a veteran of the IDF! He’s quite happy being an Arab-Israeli citizen and let’s his daughters run amok! AKA: act like all teen girls do.

Games upon request.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/01/2014 at 03:37 PM   
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today’s equality activists …. some brit history of interest

Read this story in the morning paper today. Was so impressed I had to boot this thing and share with anyone interested in history, and also to show how far the left is willing to go to screw their own country and wreck it’s heritage.

To be fair of course, it must be admitted that Florence Nightingale was guilty of being white.

Anyway ... be sure and read all of it at the link. The photos and illustrations are there as well.

Lessons in lies: How the BBC, school text books and even exam boards have twisted history to smear Florence Nightingale and make a saint of this woman

Site for memorial statue of Mary Seacole was blessed in London last month
Seacole has been treated with huge reverence - but is surrounded by myth
Presented as medical pioneer - though she was never even a nurse
Even school exams award marks for repeating falsehoods about Seacole
Florence Nightingale - an actual pioneer - is often denigrated in comparison

By Professor Lynn Mcdonald

Across the river from the Houses of Parliament in London, a small yet significant ceremony took place last month.
As a few dignitaries looked on in the gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital, a Church of England chaplain blessed the ground where a 10ft statue is to be erected next summer.

While few public artworks are treated with quite such reverence, all the great and good who gathered for the event were conscious that the £500,000 bronze will be the first public memorial to celebrate the ‘black pioneer nurse’ Mary Seacole.

As actress Suzanne Packer, of the TV hospital drama Casualty, unveiled a plaque to mark the spot where the statue will stand, she warmly declared: ‘It makes me proud, as a black woman, to have such a powerful and courageous role model.’

Sceptics, however, have been quick to point out another, more controversial, reason why the actress’s involvement in the ceremony may have been fitting.
Packer’s TV role, as nurse Tess Bateman, is of course fictional - and so, too, I am afraid to say, are most of the claims made for Mary Seacole.

Indeed, the planned statue might better be viewed not as a monument to a giant of nursing, but as a symbol to the way in which history is being twisted, even falsified, to fit a political agenda.

In the case of Mary Seacole, the cause is to promote her as an early black heroine who lovingly tended British troops in the Crimean War.
Indeed, Seacole’s supporters, including the BBC, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), reputable publishers and school exam boards, seem determined to elevate this Victorian businesswoman and adventurer almost to the status of a modern-day saint. But the truth is that she was never a nurse.

Although school history books now treat her as an equal to Florence Nightingale, Seacole never nursed in a hospital, did not start a nursing school, never wrote books or articles on nursing. Indeed, she never did anything to rival Nightingale’s truly pioneering work to improve healthcare.

Yet while her modern cheerleaders champion Seacole as ‘the real angel of the Crimean War’, and the RCN parades her as a role model, Florence Nightingale, who founded the nursing profession, is being increasingly undervalued and even denigrated.
As an academic who has edited Nightingale’s writings, I have been left baffled, frustrated and wearied by the refusal of the pro-Seacole lobby to recognise historical facts.

It was Nightingale who reformed hospital practice and went on to save countless millions of lives with her bold reforms.
But in the name of political correctness, nursing’s greatest figure is depicted as a stick-in-the-mud and even a racist, while Seacole’s undoubted qualities of kindness and compassion are over-praised.

And woe betide those who dare to raise the question of accuracy.
When, as Education Secretary, Michael Gove tried to have Seacole removed from the curriculum last year, he came under concentrated fire from opponents who accused him of wanting more ‘white British males’ in the syllabus.

So, who was Mary Seacole?

Born in 1805, she came from a fairly privileged background. Though she is now described as a black Jamaican, she was three-quarters white, the daughter of a Scottish soldier and a mixed-race Jamaican woman who ran Blundell Hall, one of the more salubrious hotels in the Caribbean island’s capital, Kingston.

Despite efforts to portray her as an early black heroine, she had a white husband, a white business partner and white clientele.

As for her ‘nursing’ prowess, the young Seacole learnt herbal healing from her mother, who worked as a ‘doctress’ (healer), and gleaned informal tips from doctors staying with her family.
Her expertise in this area, however, can only be taken on faith. There is no hard evidence.
As for the herbal ‘remedies’ she used for cholera, for instance, she described in her memoirs how she added lead acetate and mercury chloride. Both are highly toxic, cause dehydration and produce the opposite effect to the treatments used by doctors today.

Mary married a merchant, Edwin Seacole, and after she became a young widow, opened the grandly-titled British Hotel in Panama - actually a ramshackle building with a large dining room, one bedroom and a barber’s shop.

Much of her custom came from Americans heading for the Gold Rush and crossing the Panama isthmus as a quick route from the east coast of the U.S. to the goldfields of California.

An enterprising woman, Seacole put some of her profits into gold stocks and, when these started to fail, decided to go to London to investigate why.

It was only after two months without success in the gold business that she decided to try for a job as an army nurse - motivated by an impulse to help and to become, as she put it, a ‘heroine’.

But it was too late to join Nightingale and her team of nurses or even attach herself to the second group that went out to the Crimea.

She then hit upon a scheme for a ‘British Hotel’ near Balaclava in Crimea, well-situated to serve British officers involved in the siege of Russian-held Sevastopol as the Crimean War raged.  Instead of gold prospectors, her clients would now be army officers.

The less heroic reality is that she went to Crimea in the spring of 1855 to set up a provisions store that sold luxury items (such as tinned lobster) to officers, and a restaurant and bar where they could dine and drink champagne.

It was hardly fare for rank and file soldiers.

Rather than ministering to the sick and wounded, Seacole’s main work by day was food preparation.

LOTS MORE TO READ AND SEE

One has to be so very careful what and how one says things these days.  I’m struck by the way Prof. McDonald pulls back a bit here and there so as not to, it seems to me, offend the politically correct too terribly much.

I have read something similar with regard to the subject.  It almost always ends the same. That is, anyone who questions the left wing version is a misogynist and a racist. 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/01/2014 at 01:08 PM   
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With all the dire warnings…

“With all these dire warnings
Of pain, doom, and strife,
It’s hard to imagine,
A fate worse than life!”

Amazing isn’t it? I remember that quote from MAD Magazine when I was 11 or 12 years old.

Now that I (hopefully) have your attention, I’d like the couple of LDS BMEWS’d members to listen up!

Uh, read up?

My favorite hymn is ‘Praise to the Man’. It’s about Joseph Smith. Text by W.W. Phelps (as are a lot of the hymns from those days) Music is ‘Scottish folk song’

I found that ‘folk song’. It’s the ‘unofficial’ Scottish Anthem: Scotland the Brave!

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/01/2014 at 10:40 AM   
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