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  1. Abolish_public_education

    The De niro comment is funny because there must be many thousands of young people who go to college in order to become De niro, Yo Yo Ma, Tom Brady, a doctor, whatever.

    Keep in mind that virtually *all* the “professional level” (degree required), government jobs are actually non-jobs.

    By the way, the articles you’ve cited (especially the ones generated by government bureaucrats) are highly questionable. Also, that I am only acquainted with a small number of people (relative to the general population) might be anecdotal, but I could easily point out entire high-paying, economic sectors which must be dominated by non-degree-holders, such as construction trades, para-professionals, casino-floor workers, and so forth.

    Your “evidence” is just pap.

  2. Sebastien Zorn

    I’m new to this issue but could all of this:

    be related to this?—george-soros-economic-development-foundation-among-main-investors—73396602.html

    In any case, this (contained in first link)

    reminded me of this wonderful Bob Hope film:

    “Where There’s Life” (1947)


    Full movie for free:

    which I think may have inspired the John Goodman film, King Ralph (1991), as well — without the cloak and dagger — since I know of no others in this genre.

  3. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    I know of no other American films, anyway. I know some Korean dramas such as:


    Oh, right. There was the one with Anne Hathaway

    and way back

    Prince and the Pauper* (1937)


    If I were King (1938) Ronald Colman

    But, it’s a fertile genre over there.


    * Famous Violin Concerto based on the themes from this and the other movies Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote the score for including Treasure Island, Anthony Adverse, Robin Hood with Erroll Flynn.

    Heifetz championed it despite snobbery about film music at that time and it is now standard repetoire.


  4. Abolish_public_education

    @ Erica Ling:
    Who’s joking?

  5. Abolish_public_education

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    Sovereignty is a four-letter word.

    It’s not worth fighting over. Indeed, it’s a *recipe* for endless conflict, overt or otherwise.

    Israeli-Jews would do better under Arab sovereignty. The same way that Arabs do better under Israelis.

  6. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:

    Ha Ha. I guess we have a real dyed-in-the-wool contrarian here, going onto a pro-sovereignty site with this line. And your absolutely right! You only have conflict if you fight back. If you let them kill you, no conflict. It’s a win, win situation! Good luck with that. As for living under Arab rule. Why don’t you give it a shot and let us know how you fare? Don’t worry about not being able to write; if we don’t hear back from you, we’ll draw the appropriate and expected conclusions. Though the Iranians might let you visit if you join Neturei Karta.

    Or maybe Jewish voice for peace if you don’t want to be obsessive compulsive but want to find ways of being accepted by those who would hurt, kill, humiliate and enslave your people.

    I always like to be helpful. Each to his own.

    I mean if you’re shopping around for just the right fit of treason. I like to be helpful.

    You’re in such good company:

    “…We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies.”

    former PM Ehud Olmert

    Nighty Night, sleepy head. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    Numbers 33:55: “But if ye will not drive out the occupants of the land from before you, then shall those who ye let remain of them be as thorns in your eyes, and as they are in the mountains, and they shall harass you in the land wherein ye Dwell.”

    Well, that one certainly resonates.

  7. Abolish_public_education

    @ Edgar G.:
    There are other flavors of the scam, but they always come down to the old confidence game of “I’ll pay you back.”

  8. Sebastien Zorn

    “CNN on Wednesday playfully fact-checked a joke by White House press secretary Sean Spicer about how desperate the media is to connect President Trump to Moscow.

    “If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,” Spicer quipped on Tuesday while reacting to questions about possible connections between Trump associates and Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.

    A lighthearted story was willing to play along: It looked into the history of Russian dressing and found that it isn’t Russian at all but actually was created in New Hampshire in 1924.”

    And became part of the Reuben Sandwich which was probably created by Russian Jews here.


    According to Wikipedia:

    It is unknown in authentic Russian cuisine, though it exists in modern Russian cuisine as ketchunez (rus. ????????, ketchu- part for ketchup (rus. ??????) and -nez part for mayonnaise (rus. ???????)).
    A variation is known as red Russian dressing, and is very much like Catalina or French dressing.[5]
    Contents [hide]”

    So, maybe the Russians should be having hearings on American tampering with their dressings! If it were bleu cheese I guess they could accuse us of violating their bleu laws.

    Or since there’s a variation called “Red” Russian dressing, I guess they could have a red scare. Maybe for April Fools Day coming up.

    Nice to see even the dems starting to make fun of themselves, I mean how long can they keep this stuff up with a straight face. Anybody taking bets?

  9. Abolish_public_education

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    I’m an ‘L’.

    I don’t like to throw around the word if I can avoid it.

    Definitely *not* an LP or Randian.

  10. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:
    Well, if you don’t say what you’re for, just saying you want to do away with all of the institutions around which our — and every post-hunter-gatherer — society has been organized just makes you sound unhinged.

  11. honeybee

    Sebastien Zorn Said:

    and every post-hunter-gatherer — society

    In Texas we still hunt/gather because we abolished public education.

  12. Abolish_public_education

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    As it pertains to this website, I’m for making the Israeli government as small as possible.

    Tiny enough to drown in a mikvah.

  13. Sebastien Zorn

    @ honeybee:

    Texas Pre-School Muslim Teacher Removed From Classroom After Tweeting ‘Kill Some Jews’
    By Pamela Geller – on February 21, 2017

    Texas public high school defends its Islamic prayer room after warning from state deputy attorney general
    By Pamela Geller – on March 25, 2017

    “The Islamization of Texas Schools
    CSCOPE is an online K-12 educational curriculum that is used in 80% of the school districts in Texas. It is not a curriculum you would want used in your child’s school. Here are several reasons why…”

    Plan to spread Islam through American Public Schools by Daniel Pipes

    As you were saying?

    Oh, this one should get your blood boiling. Ha Ha.

    “Spanish Moor (Islamic) Influence on the Alamo”

    Funny Parody

    And scroll down below the anti-fatigue ad to admire the inspiring words of the Ambassador to Texazistan.

  14. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:
    If you take government funding and oversight out of the schools, how do you stop the Islamofascists from moving into the vacuum? They are trying to re-educate the next generation of Americans from earliest childhood. Incidentally, you know that that is Bill Ayers specialty, as well? They have succeeded in infiltrating K through College, including Law and Graduate Schools. Both Public and Private. This is reverse colonialism. Sort of. Actually, Muslim Colonialism was the first one. Same for racism, genocide, gender apartheid, and slavery which we abolished but they still practice as always. Scary.

  15. Sebastien Zorn

    Jabotinksky was wrong about one thing.

    “…Zionist Executive leader Chaim Weizmann colluded with the British government to set quotas on Jewish immigration to Palestine. For Weizmann, Zionism was about “the transformation of values” of the Jews, “converting into peasant farmers an urbanized people.” Such a transformation had to be done slowly. Jabotinsky responded with the creed of “Zionist monism,” the insistence on severing the cause of resettling the Jews from any other ideology, such as Bolshevism:

    [from famous letter Jabotinksy to Weizmann:] (SZ)

    ‘I can vouch for there being a type of Zionist who doesn’t care what kind of society our “state” will have; I’m that person. If I were to know that the only way to a state was via socialism, or even that this would hasten it by a generation, I’d welcome it. More than that: give me a religiously Orthodox state in which I would be forced to eat gefilte fish all day long (but only if there were no other way) and I’ll take it…'”

    Gefilte Fish is awesome! It’s the best, carbs notwithstanding; I could live on the stuff. The ultimate comfort food. Even alone, but is it possible he never tried it with red or white horse radish?

  16. Abolish_public_education

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    Call the PM.

    Tell him that since you’ve helped paid for an Arrow, that you want one fired any time the Army’s computer projects that an incoming is headed your way; and you want a protective radius of at least one kilometer.

    Let us know what he tells you.

  17. honeybee

    Sebastien Zorn Said:

    “Spanish Moor (Islamic) Influence on the Alamo

    Done been destroyed!! It was built by the Spanish.

  18. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:
    According to the articles I’ve read, there are so many missiles they can’t target all of them, so they go for the one’s headed for populated areas. It has had a high success rate. You have cited nothing. On what, exactly, is your opinion based?

  19. Abolish_public_education

    @ Sebastien Zorn:
    Rockets headed towards areas which the politicians highly value (e.g. themselves but not necessarily population centers) will always be met with countermeasures or counterattacks.

    That’s just a political reality.

    But you go on thinking that one of those interceptors has your name on it, if it makes you feel better.

    By the way, after the PM assures you how he deeply respects your life and all that, tell him that you also want a taxpayer-funded security detail guarding your every move.

  20. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:
    Well, they have protected population centers, as to areas that politicians value besides that, without further details, why should that be a problem? Are there no other areas that need protecting? You keep hinting at self-serving corruption but other than your own apparently ideological/doctrinal-based prejudices, I have not seen any evidence of that so far. And what country are you in? I am in the U.S. You sound as if you think you have been taken for a ride. For whom exactly are you speaking?

    From Israel in 2014:

    “…We’re writing this Tuesday morning with the Beatles song “Here, There, and Everywhere” playing on our iPhone – broadcast through the Israeli army Galgalatz radio station. At any moment, the love song may be interrupted by the quiet announcement of an alert; missiles have been fired at Israel from Gaza all day as Hamas rejected a proposed cease fire. Israel boasts that it has a 90 percent success rate for bringing down incoming rockets. More than one thousand rockets have been fired at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv and Haifa; so far only one Israeli has died in the rocket attacks…”

    I’m grateful, too.

    No doubt, you will say that the one Israeli who died despite one thousand rockets being fired… (wait for it)

    Should get a full tax refund!

  21. Abolish_public_education

    Every few days the news ticker, along the right side of this website, headlines and links to a report about a ridiculous (often anti-Semitic) policy embraced by some government-funded skool system.

    The latest one, out of NY, is really pretty disgusting.

    When are most of you folks going to end your idolatrous worship of public education?

  22. Sebastien Zorn

    @ Abolish_public_education:
    But, that being said, there’s clearly “something rotten in the state of Denmark.”

    We’re not just talking about a teacher here.

    “State lawmakers are now calling for the resignation of New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who initially defended the assignment in a public forum last week, describing it as an exercise in critical thinking.”

    Even before this, she was unanimously hired by the NY State Board of Regents to run the entire education system even though she had just been fired from Hillsborough because:

    “The Hillsborough school board voted 4 to 3 to fire her in January. One of the board members who voted to terminate the contract, Cindy Stuart, said in an interview on Tuesday that a number of incidents had eroded the board’s trust in Ms. Elia, including one in which the board did not learn for 10 months about a special education student who had a medical emergency on a school bus and later died.”

    “It was a broken relationship between board members and the superintendent that was beyond repair, in my opinion,” she said.”

    The NY State Board of Regents needs to be investigated and called before hearings. Who exactly are these people and what are their qualifications and affiliations?

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