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Posts by Basheva

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  • Saving the "John Doe" Amendment

    07/27/2007 4:32:39 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Basheva to Do Be

    ****When arguing with a fool make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.****

    Don’t argue with a fool.

    Think it over.

  • Saving the "John Doe" Amendment

    07/26/2007 3:21:28 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    Basheva to Mariebl

    A good definition is better than a loophole.

    Think it over.

  • Brainless Civil Servant Amazes Doctors [True Story Brainless Man]

    07/26/2007 3:20:00 PM PDT · 38 of 40
    Basheva to mkjessup
    <<<>>> Pops? more like Moms. When I was born the Nile was a creek. The pryamids were sand castles.
  • Saving the "John Doe" Amendment

    07/26/2007 12:13:36 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    Basheva to Mariebl

    It’s not only a detail it is also a loophole.

    Think it over.

  • Brainless Civil Servant Amazes Doctors [True Story Brainless Man]

    07/26/2007 9:52:58 AM PDT · 30 of 40
    Basheva to mkjessup
    <<<>>> Didn't see the movie - told you I was old, warped - and you can now add a "nerd." But.... I am a conservative old, warped nerd. :)
  • Saving the "John Doe" Amendment

    07/26/2007 9:10:37 AM PDT · 4 of 10
    Basheva to Bob J
    <<<>>> Dem juries and dem judges give me nightmares.
  • Brainless Civil Servant Amazes Doctors [True Story Brainless Man]

    07/26/2007 8:21:22 AM PDT · 27 of 40
    Basheva to RedMonqey

    It’s a joke that many people sincerely believe.

    So, along comes someone like me to unbelieve them.

    Sorry - go laugh at something else.

    I don’t find Enrique Camerena coming home in pieces at all funny.

    Yes, I know I’m warped. But I’m also old. Warped and old.

  • Brainless Civil Servant Amazes Doctors [True Story Brainless Man]

    07/26/2007 7:48:27 AM PDT · 17 of 40
    Basheva to mkjessup

    Francis?

    LOL

  • Brainless Civil Servant Amazes Doctors [True Story Brainless Man]

    07/26/2007 7:31:50 AM PDT · 11 of 40
    Basheva to Greg F

    Civil servants also include:

    FBI agents who often put their lives on the line - infiltrating gangs, mafia, terrorist cells, etc.

    Secret Service agents - who put their lives on the line ready to take a bullet for the president.

    Border patrol agents who put their lives on the line and then get thrown in jail for it by their own government.

    Researchers - whose research does things like develop cruise missles (the original cruise missle technology was developed by a civil servant at a Navy lab - I knew his wife)

    Advanced sonar and guided torpedoes were also developed by civil servants (my husband one of them) at a gov’t research lab - Navy - all civil servants.

    Sky marshalls flying on planes ready to put their lives on line if a terrorist tries to take over a plane.

    FAA investigators who painstakingly put together the details and parts of a crashed plane to try to determine what happened - very specialized people.

    Air controllers - one of the most stressful jobs in the world upon whose skill hangs the lives of millions who fly every day.

    CIA spys who enter very dangerous regions of the world undercover and actually do spy for us.

    Drug enforcement undercover agents who sometimes come back in small pieces like agent Enrique Camerena.

    CIA analysts who are very skilled in interpreting aerial recon photos of places like Iran and China.

    Homeland Security analysts (like my nephew) who have actually defused several terrorist bomb plots. You’ll never see his name in print.

    And yes, the postal worker who still carries the mail on his/her back and still tromps around in the snow/rain/hot/cold. That hasn’t changed much.

    No....these people are not brainless.

    Many of them are exceptionally highly skilled and for many they could make a lot more money in the private sector (like my husband who is now retired), but actually chose to work as a civil servant because he wanted to contribute to the common good.

    The police officer in the squad car -you call on when you are in trouble.

    The bomb squad you expect to diffuse a bomb found in your neighborhood (happened at my shopping mall).

    And many more...many more....

    I know its rather boring and nerdy - but those people do exist and thank G-D they do.

  • Saving the "John Doe" Amendment

    07/26/2007 7:11:02 AM PDT · 2 of 10
    Basheva to HoosierGirl25

    It would be interesting to know how “good faith” will be defined/determined.

    Another one of those devil in the details kind of thing.

    Don’t get me wrong I am for this amendment.

  • White House calls "urgent" meeting over threat of summer jihad attack

    07/11/2007 8:06:11 AM PDT · 19 of 63
    Basheva to 3AngelaD

    I have an excellent plan.......

    Round ‘em up and send ‘em back home to the country and religion they love so much.

    It’s easier for everyone - they won’t have to go to all that bother of bombing and changing us and we won’t have to...uh...er...um.....do anything ....and we can get on with worrying about Rosie, Paris and the next American Idol.

    Deal?

  • Female circumcision a problem in Britain

    07/11/2007 8:00:35 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    Basheva to oldleft

    The procedure can include more than clitoral removal - it can include removing everything. This depends upon the custom of the girl’s family or the demands of the potential husband-to-be in an arranged marriage.

    The women in the family participate because they’ve been taught that no man will marry them if this is not done. So, though women participate - it is a male demand that it be done.

    The effects are lifelong - with infection from menses and other bodily functions prohibited from exiting the body as nature meant it should.

    In some cultures in addition to the mutilation the female is then “sewn up” tightly - again for the male’s pleasure. On the wedding night he has the fun of punching through thte sutures - while music plays so her screams can’t be heard.

    When time for the birth of a baby - the stitching is removed and after the birth re-stitched.

    The procedure itself is not always performed by females upon females - but often a male barber (yes, a barber) does it in the back of his shop - sometimes using pieces of glass.

    The victim can be any age - from an infant to a marriagable woman in her twenties.

    The death rate is horrific - the infection rate almost 100%.

    But the binding of a woman’s soul starts in many ways - with a head scarf when she is very small ....

    I think about that as I watch my city being overrun with veiled and head scarfed little girls.

  • U.S. Navy sends third carrier to 5th fleet region (Iran, meet your 12th Imam)

    07/11/2007 7:45:59 AM PDT · 72 of 73
    Basheva to tobyhill

    Interesting reading:

    “It would be, oh, so comforting to assume that civilization is destined to march on regardless of the best efforts of its opponents. I watch Islamist anti-democratic, anti-freedom forces threaten novelists like Salman Rushdie, Danish cartoonists and even the Pope. I recognize the strategic manner in which Muslim states help intimidate “infidels” and their governments. I am alarmed by the appeasement-dominated responses of the intellectual elites, the free media, democratic governments and international organizations. Still, it all seems so passé. It seems much more reasonable to heed Bill Kristol’s advice to stop agonizing and be happy for ultimately civilizations prevail. Haven’t they so far? “

    Read more here - scroll down to “Commentary” - “Will the World be Returned to the Dark Ages?”

    http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/2007-sdjw/2007-07%20sdjw/2007-07-10tuesday/2007-07-10tuesday.htm#Dark Ages

  • Vatican says other Christian churches "wounded" (Non-Catholics not fullly Christian)

    07/10/2007 8:53:17 AM PDT · 44 of 230
    Basheva to GraniteStateConservative

    And your point is?????

    Yes, I do know the history .....but that’s not the way forward. Going backward is not going forward.

  • Jihad In Schools?

    07/10/2007 8:26:58 AM PDT · 41 of 48
    Basheva to Kitten Festival

    I live in San Diego where this school is - its not that far from my house - about two miles.

    As far as I can see this information is not being carried in the local newspaper or local media - at least as far as I’ve seen. I would say that most San Diegans aren’t aware of it.

    Roger Hedgecock has talked about it on his local talk show - but even then not that much. As far as I know the information about what was happening at that school was due to the complaint by a subsitute teacher. However, as I recall she has been silenced - one way or another.

    This does not surprise me. A few years ago I saw an elementary PUBLIC school class brought into the PUBLIC library as a field trip. Almost the entire class was moslem - most of the little (six years old) girls were in head scarves and veils.

    I can tell you we are overwhelmed with moslems - veiled women and little girls everywhere. There are main streets (University Avenue) on which almost everyone walking is in a veil or that long white thing the men wear.

    I live in a middle class older neighborhood and we are really being overwhelmed.

    Lest you think these are all innocent people - well think again. The two monsters who piloted the plane that slammed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11th lived two blocks from my house.

    There were no flags on the houses in that area after Sept. 11th.

  • DIVERSITY EQUALS DIVISION (Lonsberry)

    07/10/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT · 9 of 29
    Basheva to shortstop

    Well, if they said it I didn’t hear it....

    But I did hear it misquoted by a national news broadcaster.

    Don’t ask me which one - I was so angry I was busy spitting nails.

    And when she was corrected she said:

    “Whatever”

    Which just about sums up the entire news media.

  • Vatican says other Christian churches "wounded" (Non-Catholics not fullly Christian)

    07/10/2007 8:07:42 AM PDT · 8 of 230
    Basheva to Bladerunnuh

    I really do wish Christians would stop fighting among themselves.

    We have a common enemy that is threatening us with annialation and all we are doing is splitting ourselves up into smaller and smaller pieces.

    I am saying “we” - but I am not a Christian - I am a Jew.

    I view all Christians as my brothers/sisters and I really do hate family fights.

    I don’t think Chist would like it either.

  • U.S. Navy sends third carrier to 5th fleet region (Iran, meet your 12th Imam)

    07/10/2007 8:02:54 AM PDT · 45 of 73
    Basheva to thiscouldbemoreconfusing

    ****Politicians who declare war yet will not allow our men to fight to win are worse.****

    And worse yet - politicians who denigrate the warriors they send into battle.

  • DIVERSITY EQUALS DIVISION (Lonsberry)

    07/10/2007 8:00:33 AM PDT · 4 of 29
    Basheva to shortstop

    A country that celebrates diversity obviously is not celebrating unity.

    A country that is not united is not a country - it’s a patchwork of problems with no unified solution.

    It’s a patchwork of goals with no unifying road.

    E Pluribus Unum doesn’t mean “from one - many” (as one ignorant news caster proclaimed.

    It means: “From Many - One”

  • U.S. Navy sends third carrier to 5th fleet region (Iran, meet your 12th Imam)

    07/10/2007 7:54:45 AM PDT · 38 of 73
    Basheva to tobyhill

    A military force that is not used is worthless.

    A military force that threatens but isn’t allowed to carry through is worse than useless.

  • Independence Day Messages From John Adams

    07/04/2007 8:47:08 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    Basheva to daisyscarlett

    John Adams has always been one of my favorite people from that time in our history. He was certainly on the Committee, but wanted Jefferson to actually pen the words to the Declaration because Jefferson “had a felicity of the pen” - I’ve paraphrased that.

    Adams also realized that the other representatives at the congress knew of him by reputtation as a fire brand and a crusty New Englander, therefore he was careful to allow others to speak for him, whenever possible. Not all the time, but when possible.

    The painting is an artist’s conception and the caption beneath puts him sitting next to Franklin, but it is quite a different view of him than is usually seen. He was short, and a bit dumpy - not a man of physical action. He was very much interested in history - government structure - political philosophy - a voracious reader.

    I wouldn’t trust Irving Stone as a biographer at all. When you are reading history try to get your information from primary sources first. Then find reputable historians who specialize in the time and people who are interested in. Not some generalist or fiction writer like Irving Stone.

    There are many wonderful books on Adams, but one of the real ways to know him is to read his own words.

    There is a two volume set of letters he and Jefferson exchanged before their famous political confrontations and afterwards when both had retired from public office - almost to the day they died. It should be mandatory reading in every college and university in the country.

    I have this two volume set and it is one of my treasures -if my house was on fire its one of the things I’d grab on my way out.

    They both discussed the country they had helped to create and what they said is extremely prescient.

    On July 4th, 1826 both of them died within hours of each other - each believing the other still lived.

    When the nation heard of this truly fantastic dual death on the exact 50th anniversary of the birth of the nation - people were in absolute awe.

    Only the hand of G-D could have done that - I am convinced of it.

    Think about it.

  • What UK is facing / radical islam growing

    07/04/2007 8:26:38 AM PDT · 29 of 40
    Basheva to britemp

    ****Europe may well be, but Britain isn’t. Just remember that the US has more African-American converts to islam than Britain has total muslims. And we all know how dangerous converts are. ***

    But the US is a much larger and more populous nation.

    Europe is certainly gone.

    Britain is too - the new Prime Minister has just banned the use of the words “War on Terrorism” - or making any reference to “moslem radicals.” Britain is even more PC than the USA.

    However, I think where Britain is now - we will soon be - if not already there.

    In the heart of London the moslems are building a huge mosque to hold over 70,000 people.

    There are over 200,000 moslems in London alone.

    Britain does not control its borders (neither do we).

    I know (personally) many Brits who are hugely upset about what is happening to their country. But, I do believe,it is unstoppable. Moslems vote - they are a big voting block.

    The mosques are filled - the churches are empty.

    Not a good sign.

  • Google celebrates Independence Day

    07/04/2007 8:17:29 AM PDT · 45 of 70
    Basheva to ReignOfError

    ****Gooqle.”***

    Sounds *right* to me!

  • Independence Day Messages From John Adams

    07/04/2007 8:15:36 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    Basheva to the invisib1e hand

    What ever can you be talking about....

    My post on Adams was laudatory - not condemnatory.

    Please read again - carefully this time.

    Thanks!

    I’ve been a student and admirer of Adams for five decades.

    yes, I am that old.

  • Google celebrates Independence Day

    07/04/2007 7:36:52 AM PDT · 12 of 70
    Basheva to null and void

    From the point of view of the observer (us) the eagle is flying left.

    Not good.

  • BETRAYAL OF OUR FAITH & PROFESSION (US Muslim on UK Terror Doctors, SEMI BARF Alert)

    07/04/2007 7:34:37 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    Basheva to Wil H

    Could anyone who has followed my posts on this board possibly believe I am deceived by ANY moslems?

    Two of them lived two blocks from my house - when they flew a plane into the Pentagon. I’ve walked past their mosque and their apartment. That mosque is still there - as well as the people living in those apartments.

    The days following Sept. 11th - when so many houses were draped with American flags - but not near the mosques. Those houses had no flags.

    My neighborhood is infested - women in full veils...a public school - Carver Elementary School - conducting moslem prayers in the school for the children - the children segregated by gender. Churches in my city turning into mosques, hookah lounges everywhere....

    The official State of California documents come in several languages - Arabic among them.

    There are some major streets here in which someone walking without a veil is unusual. Men in long white robes.

    My groceries are bagged by a woman in a veil working in a major supermarket. All the other employees have on uniforms - she doesn’t - she’s in a veil.

    When I go to the department store - Macy’s - the sales clerk is in a veil.

    Where do I live? San Diego

    Is this unusual? no!

    In Hamtramck Michigan the call to prayer sounds five times a day over loudspeakers across the city. Moslem call to prayer over an American city.

    I don’t know how many more birthdays we’ll be celebrating on the Fourth of July - my heart cries for the America I knew as a child.

  • Brown Surrenders War Powers to Parliament

    07/04/2007 7:22:46 AM PDT · 68 of 85
    Basheva to bnelson44

    Britain doesn’t have a written Constitution - it has “tradition” - note the phrase “traditional powers.”

    This new prime minister has also banned the phrase “War on Terror” and using the word “moslem extremist.”

    When they yell allah akbar as the bombs go off - that’s very unPC of the bombers.

    Britain joining us in Iraq was Britain’s last hurrah.

    The British lion is in a zoo.

  • Hundreds surrender at Pakistan mosque, many defiant

    07/04/2007 7:13:50 AM PDT · 8 of 15
    Basheva to Valin

    What happens in Pakistan is of deadly importance to us.

    This is a radical moslem country with nuclear weapons.

    Only Musharif stands between them and us. And he’s hanging by a thread. Attempts on his life are unabated and sooner or later - one way or another - he will leave the scene.

    Pakistan is a very fundametalist country. Can you imagine the impact if Pakstan has a unfriendly government?

    The impact of having a fundamentalist government? It will make Iran pale in contrast. It will affect our access to Afghanistan and Iraq.

    It will put those nuclear weapons into the hands of the Taliban and worse.

  • Independence Day Messages From John Adams

    07/04/2007 7:07:27 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    Basheva to Kaslin

    ****John Adams went back to his rooming house in sweltering, sticky Philadelphia to write,*****

    Oh - what’s this? Global warming? It was hot in the summer time? How strange!

    John Adams in his very famous exchange of letters with Thomas Jefferson discussed the future of the nation and they both foresaw a great nation occupying an entire continent. That was always Jefferson’s dream too - hence his unhesitating Louisiana Purchase.

    Sadly on Hannity’s radio program yesterday - asking people on the streets of New York some simple questions:

    What holiday do we celebrate tomorrow?

    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

    What war followed the Declaration?

    Not one person - not even a school teacher - could answer correctly.

    With an education system like this - we are doomed.

    Adams knew the benefits of educating the public.

  • BETRAYAL OF OUR FAITH & PROFESSION (US Muslim on UK Terror Doctors, SEMI BARF Alert)

    07/04/2007 6:58:42 AM PDT · 8 of 26
    Basheva to beckaz

    My tune was sarcastic.....

  • Being 'nice' doesn't stop terrorism

    07/04/2007 6:57:13 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    Basheva to Clive

    *****Those who claim we can fight terrorism by not offending radical Islamists are living in a dream world.***

    The new Prime Minister of Britain is living in a dream world.

    He’s banned the phrase “War on Terrorism” and he’s banned any use of “moslem” in connection with terrorism.

    Good bye Britain.

  • BETRAYAL OF OUR FAITH & PROFESSION (US Muslim on UK Terror Doctors, SEMI BARF Alert)

    07/04/2007 6:51:15 AM PDT · 2 of 26
    Basheva to beckaz

    Perhaps if this “moderate” moslem realized that the radicals are also killing other moslems, the tune would change.

    When its only us infidels getting killed - its all about not labeling them.

  • New citizens: Give migrants a chance (Moratorium Time!!!)

    06/18/2007 7:14:24 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    Basheva to GFritsch

    It is the intention of the Hispanic groups such as La Raza, Mecha, etc., to retake the American southwest.

    They are succeeding beyond their wildest dreams and so see no reason not to extend that beyond the southwest.

  • Blame it on Balfour

    06/18/2007 7:11:52 AM PDT · 13 of 20
    Basheva to SJackson

    So we can debate whether England has been - or is - against Jews or not, but there isn’t any argument that Britain has not had a similar problem letting in - welcoming - moslems.

    Jews were never a danger to England.

    Moslems are a danger to England.

    Not logical, is it?

  • Mexico slams "absurd" U.S gun laws as drug war rages

    06/18/2007 7:02:44 AM PDT · 74 of 81
    Basheva to cinives

    I hope that Mexico builds a wall to keep everything from the USA out and everything from Mexico in.

    That will solve everyone’s problem.

    I think I’ll eat a few less tacos.

  • Mexico slams "absurd" U.S gun laws as drug war rages

    06/18/2007 7:02:28 AM PDT · 73 of 81
    Basheva to cinives

    I hope that Mexico builds a wall to keep everything from the USA out and everything from Mexico in.

    That will solve everyone’s problem.

    I think I’ll eat a few less tacos.

  • UK: 'We have let in too many immigrants'

    06/18/2007 6:58:59 AM PDT · 46 of 46
    Basheva to bruinbirdman

    It is interesting watching a culture - a civilization - kill itself.

    In the past people always excluded outsiders to keep their culture intact - now we fight to welcome them in.

    However, it doesn’t work the other way. None of the Moslem nations are welcoming Christians from the West to change their societies. They aren’t interested in commiting cultural suicide in the name of diversity.

    The folks in Europe and England can argue all they want about this statistic or that statistic - the bottom line is they have invited in a cancer that will - already is - destroying their native culture.

    But they are not alone, we are joining them. In fact Congress and the president can’t wait to join them in designing our own cultural demise.

  • Gaza's Christians fear for their lives

    06/18/2007 6:45:54 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    Basheva to SJackson

    The Christian population is also at risk in the West Bank. Bethlehem once had a substantial Christian community - but have - mostl - fled.

    Think of the lands that used to be Christian or have large Christian populations but no longer do:

    Syria
    Saudi Arabia
    Iraq
    Iran
    Turkey
    Palestine
    Egypt
    Algeria
    Morocco
    Tunesia
    Armenia
    Uzbekistan
    Albania
    The Balkans

    and those that are turning away from Christianity toward Islam....

    France
    England
    Spain
    Holland
    Norway
    Sweden
    Italy
    Germany
    Belgium
    Most of Africa
    some parts of South America
    some parts of the United States of America

    I’m sure you can add to my list

  • Blame it on Balfour

    06/18/2007 6:38:42 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Basheva to SJackson

    The Jewish Community in England is far older than 350 years - but not continuously.

    There were Jews already well established in England by the reign of Richard Plantagenet but they were expelled in 1290, though some managed to remain by “special permission” (the king needed them).

    England was, as I recall from my reading, the first of the European nations to expel its Jewish population.

    When Richard was coronated, the Jewish community arrived at the celebration bearing gifts to give to the king. Seeing the Jews, the rest of the celebrating party decided that killing Jews would add to the fun.

    The killing spread throughout London and York and then into the rest of the country and hundreds were killed. After a while Richard decided to stop it because he needed them.

    So, anti-semitism has an old history in England.

  • This Day In History - American Revolution June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill

    06/17/2007 8:15:07 AM PDT · 11 of 14
    Basheva to mainepatsfan

    It was directly as a result of the Battle of Bunker (Breed’s) Hill that Congress sent George Washington to assume command.

    One of the importantf losses that day was the death of Dr. Joseph Warren who was a true patriot and highly esteemed. Here is a small snippet about him:

    “Joseph Warren was born in Roxbury in 1741, son of Joseph and Mary (Stevens) Warren. He graduated from Harvard in 1759 and married Elizabeth Horton in 1764. He studied medicine with Dr. James Lloyd and practiced in Boston. As a Freemason, he joined St. Andrews Lodge, a newly organized group, which included many political agitators. A radical leader in activities leading to the Revolution, he delivered addresses commemorating the Boston Massacre in 1772 and 1775, and drafted the Suffolk Resolves. Elected to the Provincial Congress in 1774, he served as president pro tem and was chairman of the Provincial Committee of Safety. He was commissioned second major-general in 1775, but served as a volunteer in the battle at Bunker Hill in which he was killed in 1775. “

    Not far away, Mercy Warren, I think she was Joseph Warren’s sister in law) sat by her window and could hear the battle.

    She subsequently wrote a history of the war which was one of the first and best accounts of the Revolution.

    As for not funding the war and saying “George lied, people died”

    Well, Congress did both. They regularly failed to fund the war adequately - as did the states fail to round up their assessed payments. At Valley Forge, when all seemed lost, Washington made a personal appeal to the very small Jewish Community in Philadelphia, who donated money from their own personal pockets and Washington was able to pay his soldiers and buy supplies.

    The tradiiton is, that Wsahington’s appeal arrived during a very important Jewish holiday when interuptions of the prayers is not allowed - but they did stop the service - in order to honor Washington’s plea for help.

    The congregation, Mikveh Israel, is still an active synagogue and a designated National Historical Landmark.

    As for “George lied, people died” - Congress did that too. There were several conspiracies against Washington. He not only had to fight the British - he had to fight the many carping voices in Congress who never stopped trying to destroy him.

    Not much has changed.

  • United States Administration Debates New Iran Strategy

    06/16/2007 8:28:59 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Basheva to Fennie

    Well, the administration may be having a tough time deciding what to do about Iran.

    I’m not having a problem at all.

    The octopus must be eliminated at its source. Lopping off tentacles won’t do.

    (My apologies to all octopi - which are really nice creatures).

  • Israeli Jets Vs. Iran Nukes

    06/12/2007 4:05:09 PM PDT · 55 of 111
    Basheva to Harrius Magnus

    I am not an Israeli = I am an American.

    And what I see happening in America today induces me to say:

    Goodbye beloved country of my youth.

  • Glenn Beck, is done with GWB....

    06/12/2007 8:55:33 AM PDT · 75 of 393
    Basheva to taildragger

    When I get a request from the RNC for a contribution....I send it back:

    “Secure the Borders first - then I’ll support you.”

    And I put it into the postage paid envelope .....

    Got one just yesterday from Laura Bush....

  • Israeli Jets Vs. Iran Nukes

    06/12/2007 8:46:38 AM PDT · 24 of 111
    Basheva to IrishMike

    Israel has always stood alone. Even when America has helped - when it comes to taking action - Israel stands alone.

    And any action Israel takes - even building a fence - is condemned at every turn.

    What would the world do if Iran nuked Israel into a smoldering heap? Nothing - abolsutely nothing.

    Wait! I’m wrong! A goodly percentage of the world would applaud.

    By the way ....while I was reading the article that heads this thread I saw this:

    http://www.nysun.com/specials/gibran.php

    New York - yes, a state in the United States - is opening up ARABIC SCHOOLS.

    Goodbye beloved country of my youth.

  • Islamberg: A Terror Compound in New York ... or Misunderstood Neighbors?

    06/12/2007 8:26:57 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    Basheva to eyespysomething

    San Diego has a huge moslem population. Mosques are going up - and/or churches are being turned into mosques.

    Two blocks from my house is the apartment building and mosque where the hijackers lived who flew into the Pentagon.

    Even the public elementary schools - as Rodger Hedgecock said on Rush’s show - are bringing in people to teach the children moslem prayers. The schools are segregating by gender.

    Our tax dollars are paying for this.

    And about Islam in South America - that is true - it is a growing presence.

    Meanwhile most of America is concerned with Paris Hilton ....

  • The Truth About Muslim-Christian Marriages: Some Friendly Advice to Christians

    06/11/2007 7:15:08 AM PDT · 32 of 66
    Basheva to GiovannaNicoletta

    As I understand it from Torah Study.....in Biblical times Jewish descent and inheritance (ethnic and civil) was patriarchical. This changed in Rabbinic times (during the Diaspora after the second fall of the Temple).

    The reasons are many. Jewish women were often the spoils of war - raped - or taken against their will. This left them with children. Rather than have the children seen as outcasts (as many other societies did) they were accepted as part of the Jewish community through their mothers.

    It is Judaic descent through the mother - not inheritance or other property rights. The matrilineal inheritance was a religious one and had nothing to do with property.

    Judaism was still a patriarchal society (as were most socieities) even though ethnic/religious descent was through the mother.

  • 92 percent of Palestinians depressed, poll says

    06/11/2007 6:52:53 AM PDT · 12 of 73
    Basheva to Alouette

    It would be interesting to see how happy they are when killing Israelis.

  • Muhammad is No 2 in boy's names [England]

    06/06/2007 7:54:37 AM PDT · 18 of 52
    Basheva to ZGuy

    Anyway you spell it - it spells disaster and death.

  • Duncan Hunter Backs Preemptive Strike on Iran

    06/06/2007 7:47:54 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    Basheva to ovrtaxt

    We could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble - and about 20 million deaths - with a pre-emptive strike against Hitler.

  • Christian-Jewish relations under fire

    06/02/2007 7:38:38 AM PDT · 53 of 60
    Basheva to Salem

    First of all....as a Jew I was NEVER taught to hate Christians. Not at home, not in Hebrew School. I am an observant Jew and attend Sabbath Services as well as Torah Study regularly - and never have I heard a word about hating Christians. And I don’t ever recall a conversation among Jews that advocated hating Christians - ever.

    Right now we are building a new sanctuary and have been using a very beautiful Methodist Church as our temporary home. The Rabbi often mentions our debt of gratitude to this Christian congregation for their warmth and hospitality. They had a fire recently, and our congregation has donated to the Church to help them. This Church is very large and wealthy and doesn’t need out help, but still we are giving it. Happily giving it.

    I have heard Jews speak with disappointment that anti-semitism is still so prevalent - that even today a number of mainstream Churches are advocating against Israel.

    If you attend a religious service in a synagogue - read through the prayer book - you won’t see a word against Christians or Christ. The prayers are all about seeking peace among people, justice, helping others, praising G-d.

    Every group of people has its a small minority of “crazies.” And that includes Jews. Radicals spouting some kind of nonsense - like this councilwoman.

    What you are seeing is not hatred but caution. After two thousand years of constant persecution - some of it still going on today right here in America such as on American college campuses (campae?) - you can’t blame Jews for caution.

    I’ve had numerous times in my life when I’ve been the recipient of anti-semitic bias - hatred - bigotry - and one learns to live with it, and one learns to be cautious.

    My personal philosophy is to accept a Christian’s statement of friendship - until proven otherwise. I married a Christian. My grandchild will be a Christian. I don’t hate Christians.

    Accepting a person or a groups statement of friendship until proven otherwise is something we all do. If I state I am your friend, you accept that unless proven otherwise.

    As for this councilwoman in Israel - she is a minority of opinion. You can’t blame her for her caution. I don’t agree with her, but I can relate to what she fears. I remember the lineup of Christians who waited for the Jewish children as we left school to try to convert us. It wasn’t fun having to run that gamut everyday after school.

    But when you say you are my friend, I accept that unless proven otherwise.