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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 Dec. 2, 2011 / 6 Kislev, 5772

Obama criticizes Wall Street but takes money from it

By Deroy Murdock




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Barack Obama headlined three separate fundraisers in Gotham City on Wednesday. Despite his wailing about Wall Street, it is impossible to imagine that Obama's $2.4 million haul did not include Wall Street cash yet again.

Wall Street's "fat cat bankers," as he calls them, are among those whom Obama loves to hate. And yet he has pocketed their supposedly tainted funds for years.

According to opensecrets.org, the Center for Responsible Politics' indispensable campaign-finance database, Obama has collected $4,164,417 in donations for the 2012 election from individuals in the finance, insurance, and real estate sector. Through Nov. 14, this included $1,778,628 from the securities and investment industry (his fifth-largest donation source), $584,384 from miscellaneous finance, and $251,324 from commercial banks. Bank of America employees, for example, have coughed up $26,562. OpenSecrets.org's categories aggregate Federal Election Commission data.

These windfall profits from the money-changing elite did not prevent Obama from endorsing Occupy Wall Street (OWS), never mind its attacks on legal businesses as well as episodes of public defecation, anti-Semitism, sexual assaults, arson and other violence.

Obama told journalists on Oct. 6 that the Occupiers at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park were "giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works." Five days later, Obama complained that "not everybody's been following the rules." He added: "Wall Street is an example of that."

OWS' early idealism soon grew ugly. Sexual molestation of women at Zuccotti Park prompted organizers to open a female-only tent where protesters could sleep, en masse, without getting groped.

"I think the Zionist Jews who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve ... need to be run out of this country," declared one Los Angeles Occupier. "Jewish money controls American politics," a New York Occupier complained. Still others hollered: "Jews control Wall Street!"

"Shut down Burger King!" Occupy Oakland protesters screamed while sabotaging an establishment that feeds "the 99 percent." They soon set fires in downtown Oakland and defaced buildings with graffiti. Then they blockaded the Port of Oakland on Nov. 2, irritating unionized longshoremen.

On Nov. 4, thuggish Occupiers forcefully disrupted the free-market Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington, D.C.

"I'm a Communist," one L.A. Occupier admitted Nov. 7 on Fox News. He concluded: "Nothing positive can come about unless you get rid of America."

After all of this, when Occupiers heckled Obama in New Hampshire, he re-embraced them. As he said Nov. 22, "young people like the ones here today -- including the ones who were just chanting at me -- you're the reason that I ran for office in the first place."

Then again, Wall Street's money never has been too dirty for Obama's campaigns, his derision notwithstanding.

For his 2008 presidential bid, donors in the securities and investment industry were Obama's No. 4 source of campaign loot, just behind education. Wall Street, broadly defined, poured $15,798,904 into Obama's treasure chest. Overall, contributors in the finance, insurance, and real estate sector pumped $42,047,073 into Obama's quest for "hope and change." That contest's top contributors included those at Obama's No. 2 campaign spigot, Goldman Sachs ($1,013,091). Other leading donors included staffers at JPMorgan Chase ($808,799), Citigroup ($736,771), UBS ($532, 674), and Morgan Stanley ($512,232).

Even for Obama's 2004 U.S. Senate race, the securities and investment industry's PACs furnished $61,500. Individuals wrote checks for $1,490,697. Total: $1,552,197.

Nevertheless, Obama still denounced his own financial supporters last April 10 as people who will "take whatever you can get, however you can get it."

If Wall Street really is so disgusting, Obama easily can purify himself of this supposed infection: Return all this money and reject further funds from financiers. If Wall Street and its denizens really are as repulsive as Obama insists, he eagerly should refund their nasty money and refuse any more of it.

If Barack H. Obama fails to do this, Americans should conclude that the H does not stand for Hussein. It means Hypocrite.

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Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.



Previously:

11/18/11: Puerto Rico shows Washington the way

11/11/11: Take heed, America: In Ohio even left-wing unionists voted to repeal ObamaCare

10/28/11: Thanks, Netanyahu, for surge of hardened terrorists

10/24/11:The Obama Spend-O-Rama

10/17/11: Cain stakes his viable claim just by showing up

10/07/11: Green jobs are national scandal

10/04/11: Obama proudly declares class war

09/23/11: Obama wrong about ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress

09/16/11: Obama needs Ryan's vision on jobs

09/09/11: Reaganomics trounces Obamanomics

09/02/11: Labor leaders to Obama: Stop killing jobs

08/26/11: Pro-market Perry vaults over Romney in GOP race

08/19/11: Some rich Americans will not rest until Washington boosts their taxes

08/12/11: Hope, change and free birth control for all

08/05/11: Debt deal does virtually nothing

07/21/11: Dems pro-choice on abortion but little else

07/15/11: Debt deception: If only Dems were honest and GOPers were courageous

07/08/11: Congress' war on light bulb blows up





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