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This is the private Domain of Ruben Safir. It is a nearly 20 year
old compendium of living experience, family experience, story telling,
and shared culture. I have six children (Talyah Leah, Shoshan Rivka, Dovid Shimon, Itka Shira, Aviva Rochel, and Schmuel-Lieb Eliezar), and 3 grandchildren.
The site contains many thousands of photographs, images,
a resource section of archived news articles, many of which have otherwise
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Some political stupidity.
It seems this past couple
of years has been a banner years for political newspeak. We are reaching
a dangerous time for Democracy and Individual Freedom
There has been an effort of late to rehabilitate
the image of David Dinkins. David Dinkins was an extemist and racist dispite his
veneer of gentility. After the Crown Heights Riots he was quoted in the
NY Times as saying:
''I found that out during the days immediately following Crown Heights, They said in effect to the Park Avenue Jews, 'You all have abandoned us.' That wasn't true, but that's what they said.''
This statement, quoted in the NY Times, has so many levels of deep racism and
misconceptions that it is impossible to go through them on this webpage. But on the top the list
is his idea that somehow the Jews who were attacked and in the violent riots by the Black community who lived in
Crown Heights, Brownsville and East New York, somehow
complained to coreligionists from "Park Avenue", because in Dinkins mind there is some kind of conspiracy there.
Did he really think that the people who live on Park Avenue could care less about Jews living in the ghetto of
Crown Heights? If they did, we would have a much better city.
Secondly, what does that have to do with the fact that he created the race baiting environment
that allowed for the riots in the first place, and then tied the hands of the police force when the
riots started. And then left Bill de Blasio to handle the riots while he went to see the US Open
Barak Obama -
The "broader point we need to stay focused on," he added, "is what we have is
a disaffected Sunni minority in the case of Iraq, a majority in the case of
Syria, stretching from essentially Baghdad to Damascus. ... Unless we can give
them a formula that speaks to the aspirations of that population, we are
inevitably going to have problems. ...
...This President has been sniffing too much glue...
OK, more to the point, you have to have ignored 5,000 years of human
history to believe any sort of capitulation can resolve the violent social and
political upheaval of political Islam.
Obama again ..
"If people can't trust not only the executive branch
but also don't trust Congress, and don't trust federal judges, to make sure
that we're abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law,
then we're going to have some problems here."
...where is Dan Quayle when you need him. It is the very premise
of any sane political constitution and democratic body of law that first and
foremost, you can not trust the government. Therefor government must be
LIMITED and never trusted.
On Michael Bloomberg
"She noted that police made 4.4 million stops between 2004 and 2012, and frisked over 2 million people. "In 98.5% of the 2.3 million frisks, no weapon was found," she wrote"
Why does our mayor need to be told that he can not stop and
frisk MILLIONS of people? He is gone now, but his replacement comes with his
own troubles, starting with a fundamental lack of desire to pick up the trash.
I feel like NYC is living on a yoyo, bouncing from one form of insanity to the
Now on to matters of interest
Fishing in Brooklyn
Horse Racing at Sheepshead Bay
Nechama Sussman letter of recomendation from Refuah Health Center in South Fallsburg. This is a very special girl.