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The Important Subtleties in the 10 Commandments
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Author:

I have a philosophical position that believes that that the natural entropy of human nature is towards corruption.  That is, left to our own devices, people manipulate and bend/break the rules in their societal situation to unduly benefit themselves (often to the detriment of others).  As proof, I often cite the 10 Commandments and the prevalent use of the word ‘not’.    You’ll notice that 8 of the 10 commandments are telling us things that we should not do…

  1. “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”
  2. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
  3. “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.”
  4. “Honor thy father and mother.”
  5. “Thou shalt not kill.”
  6. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
  7. “Thou shalt not steal.”
  8. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
  9. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”
  10. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty convincing to me.

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Weekend in LA
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Author:

We recently took a mini-vacation in Los Angeles to celebrate Passover with some wonderful new friends.  It was our first visit to Southern California in seven years.  Even though it was a short visit, we took the time to visit Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, and the Holocaust Museum.

BTW, I’ ve discovered that Easter morning is the perfect day to ‘enjoy’ driving on the I-405 freeway.

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Happy Passover 2019
Friday, April 19th, 2019 | Author:

Enjoy the discussions of the exodus…

A scene from Passover at my parent’s house in 1966 with father at the head of the table and brother reading from the Haggadah.

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Is it Time for Another Probe in Washington?
Monday, April 01st, 2019 | Author:

Update

From the Boston Herald, a strong statement about the apparent Obama-initiated conspiracy:

It’s become abundantly clear there was a conspiracy waged against a sitting U.S. president now that the Robert Mueller investigation has confirmed the Russia collusion hoax was just that — a hoax — manufactured by a witches’ brew of Democrats including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, the Democratic National Committee, Obama deep state officials and a complicit media seeking to derail the Trump administration.

 

From DC Whispers, there is talk of a special prosecutor emerging to address Obamagate:

Earlier this week former Obama Intelligence official, James Clapper, all but put the entirety of the Spygate scandal at the feet of Barack Obama. Yet since that remarkable admission the media hasn’t even uttered the former president’s name in any of its subsequent reporting. 

There needs to be just a bit of reading between the lines here but make no mistake, what James Clapper is doing here is sending out a warning flare that if he’s going down there will be a lot of others he intends to take with him.

 

March 27, 2019

The urgency in assigning responsibility for the Obamagate (alternatively, Russiagate or Spygate) charade appears to be gaining momentum.  A recent interview with Rand Paul:

He feels that it’s damaging to the country, damaging to the ability to lead the country, that we basically—somebody within the Obama administration, within the DOJ and the FBI, basically concocted an investigation, trumped it up to be something that it wasn’t and then we’ve gone through two years of the country being stalled because of this fake investigation.”

 

March 24, 2019

Is it time for another probe and independent counsel in Washington?  Is it time to investigate the corruption of Hillary and Obama?

Was the initial decision to investigate Trump’s campaign an honest mistake by the Obama administration? Or was it an attempt to rig the election in favor of Clinton, and when that failed, overthrow a duly elected president?

Those outstanding issues are as worthy of complete answers as those that Mueller investigated. In addition to knowing whether there was an improper relationship between a candidate and a foreign power, Americans also deserve to know what was going on inside their own government and whether it was simply incompetent or thoroughly corrupt, or some combination of the two.

Put another way, what did President Obama and his administration do, and why did they do it?

From the Wall Street Journal, the need for closing the loop on accountability:

The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power. This historic abuse of executive authority was either approved by President Barack Obama or it was not. It’s time for Mr. Obama, who oddly receives few mentions in stories about his government’s spying on associates of the 2016 Trump campaign, to say what he knew and did not know about the targeting of his party’s opponents.

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