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 30, 2014 / 1 Sivan, 5774

Curb your entitlements

By Dave Weinbaum

JewishWorldReview.com | If you're a young person of bland color, AKA white and you engage in political discussion with a black person or a guilt-plagued white, you may be attacked during the worm-up. You're liable to be ordered to, "Check your privilege!" Do not -- I REPEAT -- DO NOT RETREAT!

Man or woman up and tell 'em to, "Curb your entitlements!" This ain't, 1860, 1900, nor the 1930s (except for the economy under Obama). This is 2014; with half the taxpayers paying for what is now the other half not working. Thousands are scamming the system-this at the behest of a party so low, they stooped to making our HC system on a similar model to the VA's. One of the more popular jobs of new college grads may be getting hired to sit on a death panel.

As Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." She knew entitlements would eventually bring pain and chaos to all. There is no history of this kind of government ever succeeding. It's been an international Ponzi scheme for thousands of years. Once people vote in others just to line their pockets, while refusing to work, we will be toast.

A window of opportunity won't open itself

Clever politicians use this phenomenon to take advantage of the poor's plight. They drive wedges into their minds that ignite hate and jealousy against those who are achieving through capitalism. If they'd guide the poor to study what and how these so-called one-percenters made their livings, they'd discover that many of them started off poorer than they are. Instead of resentment, the future makers and shakers, many of them minorities, discovered that this country is a success in search of a few breaks. Of course, one must work toward a goal and keep his eyes open to advancement and opportunity.

I recently discovered that until the 1950's my relatives, including my father, all lived in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on the West Side of Chicago. There were 10 of them, matriculating in and out as fortune would allow. They were refugees from the murderous pogroms against Jews generated by the Cossacks in-guess where-The Ukraine during the early 1900's.

Every one of them, including my dad, made a good living…eventually. One who is alive at 97 did very well. He started working at the ripe old age of six.

It's been 50 years since the Great Society Bill was passed and signed into law by LBJ. What small gains the poor have made, especially blacks, have caused vast amounts of damage to a culture that was once proud and determined to kick ass as equals. Here's what's happened:

  • Sixty percent of black children grow up in fatherless homes.

  • 800,000 black men are in jail or prison.

  • Seventy percent of black babies are born to unwed mothers.

  • Since Roe V. Wade, 36 percent of abortions have been black babies. Blacks comprise 12 percent of the US population.

  • Almost half of black men in American cities are neither working or in school.

Whatever benefits have been achieved by this "war" have been diminished by its unintended consequences.

Yet, Democrats found a benefit to their failed Great Society. They discovered political power in subsidizing the destruction of black babies and black souls-all on taxpayer's back. With the blip in the minorities' slide to Hell when Bubba signed off on welfare reform at the urging of a Republican Congress in the 90's, even Republicans have laid low for fear of further castrating their minority vote.

Now with an Obama-Dem Congress explosion in debt caused by stealing from one group of citizens to buy the votes of others via Obamacare, bailouts and handouts, further destruction of an already shaky economy is eminent. The poor and especially blacks have not been helped by ignoring welfare work requirements.

We are witnessing the festering of a frustrated culture - the American culture. Handouts have replaced jobs. Abortions have become birth control and false-Messiah-worshipping in the form of Barack Obama has become a substitute for religion.

Never point a finger when you can lend a hand

Is there not a leader in the black community who has the foresight of the words of Martin Luther King? Is there any movement at all from the NAACP to fix black souls instead of elections?

We know from history that unfettered and unearned gratuities are unsustainable. It's only a matter of time for the money train to run off the rails. A reality fix is needed or we are all lost.

Maybe that's the Democratic Party's concept.

But it wasn't always so.



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