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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 19, 2011 / 19 Menachem-Av, 5771

Can You Handle the Truth?

By Greg Crosby



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Multiple Choice Question: Which of the following best describes radical ultra-liberals?

A. Frightened little chicken-littles who always think the sky is falling.

B. Naive, gullible schnooks.

C. Liars who will alter facts for their own purposes.

D. All of the above.

If you picked "D" go to the head of the class. You are correct. As an award you may finish the rest of my column.

My contention has always been that I can handle just about anything if I am armed with all the information. Just tell me the truth and I'll figure out the right course of action. And quite honestly, my more interested in having all the facts about a thing then having my personal point of view be upheld. I will change my mind on a subject (and I have) if the facts don't bear out my opinion. Unfortunately not many far-left liberals live by that code.

By now everyone knows the truth about AIDS. It has been well documented that both the government and the entire mainstream media lied about AIDS in the 1980s by scaring Americans into believing that heterosexuals were as much at risk for acquiring AIDS as gays and intravenous drug users. The science had to be lied about so as to not single out any one group. Political correctness and leftist ideology joined forces in order to turn the facts upside down.

Magazines and newspapers ran with the scare story that we were all equally susceptible to catching the AIDS virus. The cover of Life Magazine in 1985 read: "NOW, NO ONE IS SAFE FROM AIDS." In 1987, U.S. News & World Report reported that AIDS was "finding fertile growth among heterosexuals." Television "news broadcasters" and celebrities helped spread the lie. Oprah Winfrey said that "research studies" predicted that "one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years."

In 1988, ABC's "20/20" claimed the Center for Disease Control had discovered a shocking upsurge of heterosexual infections on college campuses. But no one questioned the fact that 28 of the 30 infections had occurred in men. Hmmm. In 1990 CNN broadcast that same 1988 study, proclaiming: "A new report from CDC indicates that AIDS is on the rise on college campuses."

But wait a minute! In May of 1996 the state of California Assembly Education Subcommittee released the following concerning the CDC fraud: Summary: The nature and extent of the AIDS epidemic has been misrepresented to the public by federal agencies, with the acquiescence of much of the media. The legislature should do what it can to encourage support for research that provides an independent review of the nature of the epidemic and the actual risk that AIDS presents to the public in general.

This came after a Wall Street Journal investigative report was made public earlier that month. The article ended by stating, "But nine years after the America Responds to AIDS campaign first hit the airwaves, many scientists and doctors are raising new questions. Increasingly, they worry that the everyone-gets-AIDS message -- still trumpeted not only by government agencies but by celebrities and the media -- is more than just dishonest: It is also having a perverse, potentially deadly effect on funding for AIDS prevention."

And then, lo and behold, miracle of miracles, along came 2008, a quarter of a century after the outbreak of Aids, the World Health Organization (WHO) accepted the fact that the threat of a global heterosexual pandemic has disappeared. Wow, just like magic! They admitted that their initial message (that everyone can get AIDS) was "misplaced." Yeah, misplaced. "Whoops, we lied, sorry about that!"

There are still people in America who get AIDS, but the disease is what it always was, one which is acquired by promiscuous homosexual sex and sharing needles by inter-city drug users. The years of dishonesty about it has done more harm than good in terms of focusing the treatment to the real people who need the help.

Other scares from the left include secondhand smoke and global warming. Eventually these too will be proven to be lies, but when they are, look for the left to justify them by saying that they told them "for our own good." Engaging in lies, for whatever reason, is a dangerous thing to do. I would prefer to know the truth of a thing and have the freedom to make up my own mind about how to handle it then be lied to "for my own good" by big government, mainstream liberal media, and movie stars.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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