Category Archives: USA

Clarifying the Deal

  The U.S. ‘Deal of the Century’ was released in Washington D.C. on  Tuesday January 28, 2020. Here is some bite-sized perspective to help understand what is going on. “It’s for your own good” The phrase “it’s for your own good” usually means that you are being forced to do something which is neither enjoyable or desired. The […]

The deal of the century

“Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild, he’ll never need to deal another” (Leonard Cohen, Stranger Song, © 1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing). In 1987 Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”  was number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for 13 weeks. Some quotes: “I like thinking […]

By the rivers of Woodstock

  It’s fifty years on since a half a million young Americans flowed down the Interstates to converge at Bethel in western New York State.  Smack dab in the middle of Max Yasgur’s cow pasture, the Woodstock Aquarian Festival of Music and Art morphed into a muddy stage which would showcase the counterculture generation.  Hundreds […]

Three red cherries and a one-armed bandit

Slot-machines from a previous generation had a large metal handle on their right side. When this lever was pulled down, the one-armed bandit either swallowed your silver dollars or coughed up a trifling jackpot. For the rare winner, victory bells would ring on the machine and three cherries would line up on the glass-covered panel. […]

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper” (Isaiah 54:17)

The Sabbath murder of eleven Jewish men and women in Pittsburgh caught many by surprise. Robert Bowers, a 46 year old neo-Nazi racist who posted anti-Jewish and anti-Trump conspiracy theories on the web, walked in to the Tree of Life-Or L’simcha synagogue in the Squirrel Hill district and unloaded clips from a semi-automatic rifle and […]

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