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 Nov 18, 2011 / 21 Mar-Cheshvan 5772

Occupy This!

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | So far I haven't written anything about the Occupy whatever crowd, not because I didn't have an opinion on it, I just didn't think I could add anything new to what was being said by others. I'm breaking my self-imposed silence on it now and offer up my two-cents worth of thoughts on what has become, after two months, a national disgrace.

Thankfully it appears that authorities are finally beginning to crack down on these protesters. According to the AP, hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City just before daybreak last Tuesday, evicting hundreds of demonstrators and demolishing the tent city. It's about time.

Concerns about health and safety issues at Occupy Wall Street camps around the country have intensified, and protesters in several cities have been ordered to take down their shelters, adhere to curfews and relocate so that parks can be cleaned. Disinfected and deloused is more like it. Occupy encampments have come under fire around the country and even overseas as local officials and residents have complained about possible health hazards and ongoing inhabitation of parks and other public spaces.

Up until now politicians have been afraid of inciting the protesters for fear that wide spread violence might occur, so the attitude around the country has been to just let them squat, rant, and do whatever. Well, they did whatever all right. They defecated in doorways and on police cars, they disrupted local businesses, they smoked dope, did drugs, they destroyed private property and trashed the surrounding areas, they stole, they raped, and a few people were even killed. Yeah, I'd say it was long past time for the cops to break it up.

The "rights" of these few troublemakers cost taxpayers and small businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention keeping valuable police resources from their normal duties in order to monitor the demonstrators. The media was complicit in giving aid and comfort to the street mob by attempting to paint them as "just average young folks" who make up the "99% of America." Just "college kids who want a chance at the American dream and other hard working Americans who can't find jobs." What a pile of crapola.

For anyone who takes the time to do a little Google investigating, you'll find that the real people behind the Occupy movement are socialist and communist front groups and labor unions mixed with professional rabble-rousers. These are anti-capitalist, anti-America anarchists who know how to use the social networking sites on the internet to draw large crowds of stupid young people who haven't a clue why they are gathering, but want to gather anyway because they have nothing better to do. Useful idiots.

If you really want to get a good job, you go to school and learn a trade or occupation. If you really want to work you go out and look for a job. You don't pitch a tent in the park, scream profanities at authority figures, defecate in public, smoke dope and then cry about corporate greed and economic inequality.

Occupy Wall Street is actually a worldwide revolution against American style capitalism and Western civilization. It's nothing new; it is simply a continuation of leftist revolutions of the last century but with a new name. Now they shout "We are the 99" and "Liberate America from Wall Street rule," whereas once they were chanting, "Workers of the world unite!" Although many would like to equate this movement with the American Revolution, in actuality it owes its roots to the bloody French Revolution which sought to tear down the institutions of society and behead the rich and powerful.

The Occupy crowd wants larger and more government entitlements, income redistribution, and higher taxes for the people who actually work for a living. Remember, almost 50% of all Americans in this country do not pay any income tax at all. Zero. And these are the people who want the other 50% to pay higher taxes to support them. Hey, is this a great country or what?

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