In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 26, 2013/ 20 Elul, 5773

A thug tells us how to stop gun trafficking

By Dave Ross

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | How often does a thug tell us how we could have stopped him from getting his gun?

On TheAtlantic.com a convicted murderer named John Lennon, (like the Beatle) --- who's serving 28 years to life in New York's Attica prison for killing a fellow thug, revealed how to do it.

He says gun runners typically get a druggie, who needs cash, to buy guns in some unregulated southern state. He or she then takes a bus to New York and then sells them for more drug money.

How do you stop that? Intense background checks. Really investigate purchasers. Not the silly little form they have now.

Number two, track credit cards. When a person who's never bought a gun suddenly buys five at once, investigate.

Number three, understand that many people who report their guns stolen actually sold them. They lie.

John says he always bought a new gun after each crime; he didn't go around stealing them.

And a certain New York mayor would add one more measure to that list, "Wire-tapped conversations from this investigation show that one of the gun-trafficker's biggest concerns was 'Stop, question, frisk.'"

Which brings me to the news conference Mayor Bloomberg held Wednesday.

This is what it looks like when a city gets serious about stopping illegal guns. In this latest case, a rapper named Michael Best --- one of his catchier songs is titled "Shoot 'em, Stab 'em, Rob 'em, Kill 'em."

Mr. Best posted Instagram photos of guns and cash and said he had a little weapons business going at his recording studio.

Pretty soon, New York undercover cops became his best customers and ended up busting a couple of gun runners who, just like our murderer friend said, were importing guns from the deregulated states of Dixieland.

"The percentage of guns used in crimes that are brought here from out-of-state had increased from 85 to 90 percent," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Two of the top sources for criminal gun crimes in New York are North Carolina and South Carolina."

Police commissioner Ray Kelley arranged the arsenal on a big table.

"All told, 254 illegal guns were recovered in this investigation. The mayor said this is the biggest firearms take-down in the nation's history."

Two hundred forty-three handguns, nine rifles, and two shotguns. Nineteen people under arrest.

It occurs to me that since wiretaps, Internet posts, and credit card tracking seem to be the keys to interrupting this particular illegal gun pipeline, it might be a perfect job for the NSA. It might win them a little redemption.

And by using their hi-tech efforts to more precisely target the bad guys, it might even make some of the stopping and frisking unnecessary.

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Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on Seattle's KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. He spends his down time tinkering with electronic projects, writing novelty songs, shopping at thrift stores, and playing squash. As an avid hiker, he's earned the title Energizer Bunny from his friends; while they all stop to see stuff along the trail, Dave keeps going and going and going. He enjoys traveling internationally for work and pleasure with memorable stops in Baghdad, Qatar, Israel, Prague, Germany (to cover the Berlin Wall), China, Soviet Union, Niger, Senegal, and Iran.

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08/23/13 The better to see you with, Mr. Bad guy
08/22/13 The latest outburst of anarchy
08/21/13 Send al Qeda to crime ridden cities?
08/20/13 How honeybees are keeping men out of prison
08/19/13 Truth about Area 51 finally revealed
08/16/13 If you knew how much it cost to raise a child
08/15/13 The voice in the nursery
08/14/13 When license plates speak
08/13/13 The plant that wouldn't die
08/12/13 Class warfare at 35,000 feet is just fine
08/09/13 Want a good night's sleep? Become homeless
08/08/13 When eating too healthy becomes a problem
08/07/13 The Die Phone
08/06/13 Can't afford a doctor or medicine? There's always the Placebo App
08/05/13 Car prowlers taught lesson with call to mom

© 2013, Dave Ross