In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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 May 25, 2012/ 4 Sivan, 5772

'Occupy Whatever' Mob Puts Us Deeper in Debt

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As we've learned recently from Governor Brown, California has a budget deficit of $16 billion, almost double of what he claimed it was in January. California is going down the hole almost as fast as the city of Los Angeles. And LA has been deep in the hole for a long time.

And now it turns out that the Occupy Whatever mob cost Los Angeles city taxpayers nearly $5 million, with the bulk of the money spent on policing the protest. That's about $2 million higher than the first estimate reported back in February. The new figure reflects police costs and the rehabilitation of City Hall Park and several monuments damaged by the protesters who set up camp at City Hall from early last October to late November.

LA got off easy though when you consider that New York City was hit with a $17 million cost in police overtime to handle the mob protests in Zuccotti Park All of which goes to prove that the so-called 99 percenters are nothing but 100 percent self-indulgent, far-left terrorists that are costing the taxpayers millions.

They're also liars, who claim to represent most Americans when in fact most Americans wouldn't come within a forty mile radius of this filthy mob. The only thing these jerks really accomplish is tacking on additional financial costs to this money-strapped city and other cities across the United States with their phony "99 percent" baloney. Los Angeles had a $238-million budget deficit to begin with according to City Councilman Mitchell Englander. So now tack on an additional $5 mil.

And yet the Occupy Whatevers were welcomed with open arms by Mayor Tony V and city lawmakers when they first began their demonstration last September. The council passed a resolution in support of the group's "peaceful and vibrant exercise in First Amendment Rights" and then-Council President Eric Garcetti told protesters: "Stay as long as you need, we're here to support you." Great.

Beyond the costs however, the basic premise of this movement is completely phony. Thomas Sowell had it right in his recent column when he said, "How did the 'Occupy' movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans and calling themselves representatives of the 99 percent against the 1 percent."

Sowell goes on to ask, "Just when did the 99 percent elect them as their representatives? If in fact 99 percent of the people in the country were like these "Occupy" mobs, we would not have a country. We would have anarchy. Democracy does not mean mob rule. It means majority rule. If the "Occupy" movement, or any other mob, actually represents a majority, then they already have the votes to accomplish legally whatever they are trying to accomplish by illegal means." Exactly right!

If anything, it is the protesters that are the 1 percent, the rest of us who obey the laws, respect the rights of others, and have a modicum of morality and common sense are the true 99 percent. In actuality, the Occupy Whatever people are more than likely a whole lot less than even 1 percent of us. Most of us have other things to do besides camp in the street for a couple of months without bathing, defecate in the open, get high, deface public property and private stores, and scream into news cameras.

The Occupiers have caused more problems recently in Chicago resulting in dozens of arrests and one police officer getting stabbed. The group which was once just a bunch of ragtag leftist troublemakers is now well organized by far-left money men and union groups and they intend to cause as much havoc as they can during the presidential conventions this summer.

But remember it was the liberal Democrats who supported and encouraged them in the beginning. A few quotes of note: On October 11, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced, "We applaud their activism."

House Democratic Minority Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said, "G0d bless them for their spontaneity … it's going to be effective." Chiming in on October 18, President Obama told ABC News, "We are on their side." And our President told Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New Hampshire, "You are the reason I ran for office."

But it isn't only Democrats who have supported the Occupy mob, the Communist Party USA declared in October: "An epic battle is underway for the direction of our country. The Occupy movement is not alone … We stand with the courageous young people who have sparked this movement and join with the occupiers who are putting themselves on the line … The time has come to put people before profits."

And here is another endorsement verbatim from another upstanding group: "The Socialist Party USA supports the mobilizations to occupy Wall St. in New York and various cities across the US and encourages our locals to take part in these actions." Indeed, both groups have been active participants in the demonstrations.

It's nice to see the socialists, communists, and Democratic Party all fighting for a common goal - anarchy and class warfare. Kind of makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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