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If a Nazi is a Nazi...

A beheading by an Islamic adherent in America cannot coherently be recast as ‘workplace violence.’ To do so is to deny a critical lesson of the Holocaust.

One often hears of “the lessons of the Holocaust.” Usually this is taken to indicate the need to counter hate, however minimally manifest, lest it grow into a monster, just as Hitler, originally a marginal figure, grew into a monster.

But there are other lessons, quite pertinent to the hate that we find in the world today. One of these lessons is that a Nazi is a Nazi. By which we mean:

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What happens if someone begins to show Ebola symptoms while in flight?

The superiority of the US health system is an irrelevancy if an airline passenger from an Ebola-affected area comes down with Ebola symptoms while in flight to the US. What happens if someone begins to show Ebola systems while in flight? There is no way to quarantine the victim. There is no medically guaranteed way to stop the spread of the virus to the other passengers. We are all suffering from an erroneous terminological association from the HIV/AIDS crisis. That association is the fact ...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:12 )

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General Motors’ chickens come home to roost

In 33 years, GM’s market share dropped from 40% to under 20%. Even 40% was a shadow of GM’s prior dominance. GM’s Nazi past is a point to consider. General Motors was an ally of Hitler. General Motors has been profitable in eight of the last 33 years. General Motors was an indispensable cog in the Third Reich’ rearmament. General Motors’ market share has dropped from 40% to under 20% in the last 33 years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:17 )

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Iran calls the kettle black

I. Multiple Choice Test. Here are the answers to choose from: [A] Khaled Maashal, leader of Hamas. [B] Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran. [C] President Barack Obama [D] Neville Chamberlain [E] George Orwell [F] Alfred E. Neuman Here is the question: Who said the following —

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:15 )

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TR, FDR and Eleanor

Documentary king Ken Burns has done it again. “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,”which just aired on PBS, strips away myths and exposes the facts surrounding this American dynasty. Actress Meryl Streep, who provides the voice of Eleanor Roosevelt, is astonishing, as is Paul Giamatti as Theodore. Impeccably delivered, “The Roosevelts” is a comprehensive look at a family in constant struggle with its inner demons and a chaotic world. It matters little whether you agree with  their pol...
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Right-wing extremists from around Europe meet in Milan

Marcy Oster The gathering, organized by the Italian far-right party Forza Nuova, was intended as the first meeting of a new pan-European party called Alliance for Peace and Freedom. ... [Link]

Israel destroys Gaza cement factory in retaliation for rocket attack

Marcy Oster Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not ignore the firing of even one rocket from Gaza on Israel. ... [Link]

Obama signs law strengthening U.S.-Israel alliance

Marcy Oster The 2014 United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act declares Israel a “major strategic partner” of the United States. ... [Link]

Kindertransport documentary selected for permanent preservation

Marcy Oster The Oscar Award-winning film “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” was among 25 films added to the National Film Registry for their historical, cultural or aesthetic importa... [Link]

From the Archive: Cuban Jews under the embargo

Gabe Friedman While Fidel Castro’s 1959 ascent to power had a catastrophic effect on Cuba’s once friendly relationship with the U.S., the revolution’s impact on the island’s Jewish population — an... [Link]

‘Ida’ makes Oscars shortlist

Gabrielle Birkner The Israeli entry, ‘Gett,’ is out of the running, but a Polish film about a would-be nun who discovers her parents were killed in the Holocaust was among the nine foreign films that advanc... [Link]

Tampa-area agency head dead in murder-suicide

Anthony Weiss A Florida Jewish agency head who had been deeply involved with caring for migrant children was found dead with her longtime partner in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. ... [Link]

A military miracle: Hanukkah care for U.S. armed forces personnel

Raffi Wineburg For the last seven years, Kosher Troops has been sending care packages to American-Jewish servicemen and women across the globe. ... [Link]

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