Sunday, August 2, 2015

Looooong Weekend, Baby!

We Canucks have a long weekend! Yay us! 

I'm pretty much off-line having fun, wish you were here, etc...

See ya Tuesday!

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Life Is A Gift"

Alright dear friends, this says what I want to say. It's a good note to post before the weekend.

It has been a terrible week for humankind and for Israel. Just terrible. Between the baby murder stories from America and the violence in Israel, I literally was having palpitations of anxiety and waves of sadness just washed over me from time to time.

I was feeling really, reallly down until I listened to Carly Fiorina's wonderful speech, and read this magnificent article from Israel Hayom.

I also followed my own  standard prescription for beating back the darkness: positive thoughts, doing good, telling my loved ones I love them, walking in the sunshine, baking a beautiful cake for Shabbat, thanking G-d, and on a more shallow note a little bit of retail therapy.

G-d bless and keep this righteous mensch. How blessed he is to do G-d's healing work through his own hands.  There are so many things I love about this article, and the good doctor's attitude toward life.

Read the whole thing, you will not regret it

You will be inspired. 

I'm so glad I clicked on it.

Meet Professor Patrick Sorkin, Chief of Intensive Care at the Sourasky Medical Centre in Tel Aviv. 

"This month, Sorkin will retire from his demanding job, but he is not going to rest. He plans to establish an intensive care unit at the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. He refuses to rest. "The Lubavitcher rebbe said that a Jew is never allowed to retire. As long as a person is alive, he has to work. I don't really see myself going fishing in Acre."

"Ahead of his retirement he posted a status on the hospital's Facebook page that elicited thousands of likes and enthusiastic responses: "In my job I have seen patients that everyone was sure were already gone, but they managed to get back up on their feet and get well. Therefore, take a page out of my life experience and please, never give up, never relinquish hope, keep believing in the good and in the light even in the toughest situations. And above all, remember: Life is a gift."


Carly Fiorina Absolutely Rocks

Must watch this whole video and/or read the transcript. 

She is a leader. She has what it takes.

I feel the Reagan and the Churchill in her. 

Watch and share. For some CRAZY reason this only has 3,000 or so views.

SHARE SHARE SHARE.

Woody Allen Talks About Banging His Ex-Partner's Daughter, But In A Totally Paternal Way

But nobody's perfect, right? 

"But things got strange, even by Woody Allen standards, when the 79-year-old started talking about his much, much younger wife, whom he started seeing while in a relationship with her mother, Mia Farrow. While Allen is a firm believer that “love fades,” he says his marriage is special. Why? Because of the massive age gap, and specifically because he was “paternal” as Soon-Yi “deferred to” him."

“I lucked out in my last relationship,” he told Fragoso.

“I’ve been married now for 20 years and it’s been good. I think that was probably the odd factor that I’m so much older than the girl I married. I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked. I was paternal. She responded to someone paternal. I liked her youth and energy. She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision-making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things. She flourished. It was just a good luck thing.”

It's funny, white liberals like Woody Allen, Bill Clinton, Roman Polanski, etc..get a free pass for their sexual proclivities, but Bill Cosby is getting raked across the coals. Is this a "white privilege" thing? It's probably one of the few examples, in the victim hierarchy where white trumps black. 

Mind you, liberals are always changing the rules so....

The Real "Neo" Nazis

Hitler's spiritual ancestors are right here.

Jewish Violence in Israel: Evil

The stabbing at the Jerusalem gay pride event, and the arson attack against a Palestinian family are acts of evil.

This is a Chillul Hashem: a desecration of G-d's name. 

Terrible, terrible, barbaric acts.

Toronto Life: Bad Guys in Ben Levin Pedophile Story Are The People Who Think He's a Perv

Thank you to scaramouche for this find. 

Remember "sex ed" = grooming.

Pillows Soaked With Tears: The Story of the Nadeshinko Girls, Who Bid The Kamakaze Pilots Goodbye

Harrowing tale.

Don't get me wrong, I have no sympathy for Imperial Japan, or the Kamakaze pilots.

I feel for these girls, now old women, who were tasked with such an unforgivable accomplice role that haunts them to their very last days. 

Read the whole article. 

This is a particularly poignant and heartbreaking passage: 

"While their duties required little of the physically, the emotional strain it put them under caused tremendous suffering, with many refusing to talk about their experiences for the rest of their lives."

"The few who have chosen to tell of what happened at Chiran speak of the brave face of the pilots as they took off, juxtaposed with the fear they felt privately."

"While the young men smiled as they departed, the Nadeshinko would often go to remove their bedding only to find their pillows soaked with tears."

I just about lost it when I read that line.  

"The goodbye ceremonies themselves were equally painful. The girls were forced to put on smiling faces, as the men they had got to know over the previous weeks and days flew off to certain death."

"Remembering that still makes me tremble,' said Chino Kuwashiro, now a tiny 86-year-old with a stooped back."

'We waved and waved until we couldn't see them anymore. Why did we have to endure such sorrow?'

DUDE!

Dude of the day.