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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
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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 14, 2010 / 1 Sivan 5770

City Council Jerks

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Think of the smallest thing you can imagine. What would that be? Maybe the ceiling of the Sistine chapel painted on the head of a pin. Maybe the lint from a gnat's belly-button, or a DNA molecule in a speck of dust. For me there's no contest, the smallest thing I can imagine is the collective mentality of the Los Angeles City Council, who just this week voted to boycott the state of Arizona, calling the people of that state "Nazis."

In the warped minds of the LA City Council, Arizona is equal to Hitler's Nazi Germany because they have actually passed a law which allows police officers to check the immigration status of a person if they are engaged in committing a crime or otherwise violating the law. If those lawbreakers are proven to be in our country illegally, then they will be arrested and given over to immigration authorities for deportation. That's it, that's the law. And that, in the moronic convoluted logic of the city council makes the entire state of Arizona another Nazi Germany.

Leading the charge of idiots is Councilman Paul Koretz, who said at the meeting, "This is very frightening. If this was being proposed at the federal level, I would think we were absolutely at the very beginnings of what went on in Nazi Germany." Either Koretz is completely ignorant about Nazi Germany, or he is completely ignorant about the Arizona law. The Nazis rounded up and exterminated over 20 million people. Is that what he really thinks is going on in Arizona?

Councilwoman Janice Hahn, another genius, and one of the co-sponsors of the "ban Arizona" motion is a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, which might explain why she is pandering to the open boarder crowd. She was interviewed by attorney/talk show hostess, Greta Van Susteren on TV following the vote and it was painfully clear that Hahn has never even read the Arizona law she is so much against.

Councilman Ed Reyes, another one of the resolution's sponsors said, "As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be deported, no questions asked. That is not American.'' Well, it's also not true. The Arizona law calls for nothing like that. But this lying about the Arizona law is what is going on all across the country. It's the old propaganda ploy that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will eventually start to believe it.

The only City Councilman who had the guts to vote against the boycott was Greig Smith of the San Fernando Valley. G0d bless him, I hope he and his family know where they can obtain bullet-proof vests.

Under the boycott, the city council suspended all travel to Arizona for city-related business. It also banned new contracts with companies headquartered in Arizona, when legally and fiscally possible, and ordered a review of all existing city contracts. The city controller's office says L.A. has 15 contracts with Arizona-based companies that are worth a combined total of about $8 million.

The city's proprietary departments - Water and Power, Harbor and Airport - have another $52 million in affected contracts, but the city council can only ask those departments to terminate the contracts - they don't have to comply. But the hypocritical thing is, that the city won't be suspending their business activites with Mesa Airlines and US Air, two Arizona companies. To do so would mean too much lost money for the city. No they'll just stop doing business with the little guys.

Beyond all else, that these people compare upholding U.S. immigration laws with World War II Nazi activity is the real insult to anyone who knows what the Holocaust was all about. It is an insult to all Americans. And it is an insult and a tremendous slap in the face to all Jewish people. As a American Jew I resent it strongly. Besides that, it is just plain stupid. If you call the honest, law abiding citizens of Arizona "Nazis" what are you going to call people who really engage in genocide? Super-dupper Nazis?

Once again the Los Angeles City Council comes down on the side of law breakers. Once again politicians go against the will of the people - the people who elected them into office. By the way, just who the heck was it that elected these idiots into office anyway?

You know, I had no intension of going anywhere any time soon, but I think my wife and I might just take a little trip to Arizona for a few days and spend some money in that state.

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