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October 11, 2017

Trump’s advisers fear that he is “unraveling”

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 12:49 pm

You can read a recent news article about Trump at https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers

The following quote is from the news article:

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At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”

The conversation among some of the president’s longtime confidantes, along with the character of some of the leaks emerging from the White House has shifted. There’s a new level of concern. NBC News published a report that Trump shocked his national security team when he called for a nearly tenfold increase in the country’s nuclear arsenal during a briefing this summer. One Trump adviser confirmed to me it was after this meeting disbanded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “moron.”

In recent days, I spoke with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods. Trump’s ire is being fueled by his stalled legislative agenda and, to a surprising degree, by his decision last month to back the losing candidate Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary. “Alabama was a huge blow to his psyche,” a person close to Trump said. “He saw the cult of personality was broken.”

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What does this mean? Has Trump gone completely bat crap crazy? This is not the first news article which has questioned his sanity. I recall that I have previously blogged about rumors of Trump’s mental illness. .

October 10, 2017

Which one has the higher IQ — Trump or Tillerson

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 6:19 pm

You can read about the battle of the IQs at http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/354718-mensa-offers-to-host-iq-test-for-trump-and-tillerson

My money is on Trump to get the higher score on an IQ test.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Bring on the IQ test — Mensa says it’s willing to host President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a battle of the brains.

In an interview with Forbes published Tuesday, Trump suggested he and Tillerson — who allegedly once called the commander in chief a “moron” — go head-to-head in an intelligence quotient showdown. The State Department has denied Tillerson ever made the comments.

“I think it’s fake news,” Trump told the magazine of Tillerson’s “moron” remark, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

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If Hillary Clinton were included in this contest, she would score the highest. Trump would be in second place and Tillerson would score the lowest — in my humble opinion.

Will the country of Israel still exist 10 years from now?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:10 pm

According to this news article: http://www.israelhayom.com/2012/09/27/kissinger-said-israel-wont-exist-in-10-years/

“the country of Israel will not exist 10 years from now.”

Henry Kissinger

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A New York Post gossip columnist reported earlier this month that she had been told that former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Israel will not exist in 10 years.

In a column published by the New York Post on September 17, Cindy Adams wrote: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated ? and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.'”

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Monday that a staffer who works in Kissinger’s New York office denied that her boss had made the quote.

“It’s not a misquote,” Tara Butzbaugh was quoted as saying about Adams’ column. “He didn’t say it.”

Kissinger, a German-born Jew who moved with his family to the U.S. as a teenager, served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford presidential administrations. He played a key role bringing about the disengagement agreements that Israel reached with Egypt and Syria following the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

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Years ago, when I knew literally nothing about history, I had been led to believe that the Jews were the most wonderful people in the world [God’s chosen people] and that Israel was the most wonderful place in the world.

I wanted to go to Israel, more than to any other place in the world. When I told this to a Jewish friend, he warned me not to go to Israel. He said that I would be robbed and raped, then left in a ditch beside the road. Fortunately, I took his advice and did not go to Israel.

October 9, 2017

How should the Holocaust be taught?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:26 pm

Holocaust is being taught in American classroom

A news article, which you can read here, tells about how the Holocaust should be taught to American students today: http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/schools/20171009/teacher-gets-new-lessons-on-holocaust

Do you see something wrong in the photo at the top of the page? All of the students are people of color. Do these students have any sympathy for the Jews? I think not.  These students think of themselves as people who are treated badly; they have no sympathy for the rich Jews who were Holocausted many years ago.

These students should be taught that the Jews were Holocausted because they were lying, cheating and stealing, and the Germans were fed up with them.

It’s is short for it is or it has

Filed under: Language — furtherglory @ 12:10 pm

There has been a discussion recently on my blog about the use of the word it’s. One of my blog readers wrote: “Next “hateful” comment: an ambulance would be on it’s way — its, not it’s.”

I looked it up and found this website which explains the difference between the use of these two words:

http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/its_its.htm

The following was copied from the website above:

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It’s and Its

There is often confusion between its and it’s. If you delve deeper into this issue, you will see that there is good reason for the confusion. However, if you just want to know what is right, the matter is very simple.

It’s

It’s is short for it is or it has. This is a 100% rule. It cannot be used for anything else.

“unimaginable” suffering at Auschwitz

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:16 am

Railroad tracks going inside Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

http://www.dw.com/en/reconstructed-auschwitz-prisoner-text-details-unimaginable-suffering/a-40877361

I copied this photo from the news article linked to above.

When I saw this excellent photo, I just had to blog about it. The photo shows the railroad tracks that enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and extend all the way to the far end of the camp. It is hard to get a photo like this because there are now thousands of tourists walking down these tracks.

I took the photo above on one of my trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

You can see more of my color photos of Auschwitz-Birkeanau at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Photos/Gallery8/index.html

 

October 8, 2017

Does the world need more Holocaust memorials?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 6:06 pm

Proposed Holocaust memorial

Wikipedia has a list of all the Holocaust Memorials and Museums currently in existence:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Holocaust_memorials_and_museums

You can read about the new proposed Holocaust memorial in this news article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/07/imperial-war-museum-holocaust-memorial-london

The following quote is from the news article:

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Plans to erect a national Holocaust memorial next to parliament [in England] have become embroiled in controversy, only weeks before the winning design is due to be announced.

The £50m memorial and education centre, initiated in 2013 by David Cameron when he was prime minister, has attracted some of the biggest names in art and architecture, including Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whiteread. A jury to select the winning entry has met and an announcement from the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation is expected this month.

But in an extraordinary intervention, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) is calling for the plan for an educational complex below the memorial to be reconsidered because it will compete with its own new Holocaust centre, opening in 2020, less than a mile away.

Meanwhile, people who live near the memorial’s site – Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the houses of parliament and on the banks of the Thames – are stepping up objections to the proposal. They say it would mean the loss of much-valued green space, increase pollution and traffic, and require a heavy security presence.

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Can someone please explain this design to me. It looks like a giant ice cream cone that has been dropped and the ice cream is melting.

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” What should you do when this happens?

Filed under: Health, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:07 pm

Hopefully, this never happens to you! But you never know — it could happen to you! What should you do?

What you should do right now, before this ever happens to you, is to locate your closest Fire Department. Then you should call them, right now, and ask them if they have equipment to lift up a person who has fallen and can’t get up. They might tell you that they do not have this equipment, but another fire department close by, does have this equipment.

You then call that fire department and verify that they do have this equipment. If you live alone, you should then write this number on the inside of your arm, where you can see it if you ever fall and can’t get up. Of course, you will have a cell phone in your pocket at all times, if you live alone.

When you call the fire department, you can expect a fire truck to arrive within a few minutes. There will be 3 strong men in the fire truck. When they arrive, they will have a battering ram, ready to break down your door. You will call out to them that the door is not locked and that they can walk right in.

If you don’t want to leave your front door unlocked, you should leave a front window unlocked, just in case something like this ever happens.

When the 3 firemen arrive, one of them will have a device around his waist. This fireman will tell you to grab onto the bar on this device and hold on tight as the device pulls you up.

But first, the fireman will ask you if you will be able to walk, once you are lifted up. You will tell him that Yes, you will be able to walk.

As you are being pulled up, two other firemen will stand on either side of you, just in case you let go and start to fall. After you have been lifted up, these two men will stand beside you as you take your first steps.

When you are up, the firemen will stay a few minutes until they are sure that you are O.K.

Thank God that you have not called 911. If you had called 911, an ambulance would be on it’s way and it will have arrived within minutes. You would have been taken to a hospital, even though you were not hurt. You would have been kept over night in a hospital bed — and a few days later you will get the bill for your hospital stay. Hopefully, your health insurance will pay the bill.

Why is there so much renewed interest in the Mauthausen concentration camp?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:07 am

My blog post today was prompted by this news article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236444

Mauthausen concentration camp

Main entrance into Mauthausen camp

I have been reading recent news articles about the Mauthausen concentration camp. I have visited this camp and I have previously written about it on my website and on my blog.

If you want to know more about Mauthausen, start reading about it on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/History/FirstPrisoners.html

The following quote is from the web page cited above:

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First prisoners at Mauthausen

The first prisoners to be registered in the Mauthausen concentration camp were 300 German criminals who arrived on August 8, 1938 after being transferred from the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich. By the end of the year, 780 more prisoners had been transferred to Mauthausen from the Dachau and Sachsenhausen camps. Many of these early prisoners had been sentenced by the German courts to hard labor after being convicted of committing a violent crime.

According to Christian Bernadac, a former inmate of the camp, who wrote a book called “The 186 Steps,” the first prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Wilhelm Baier who was assigned the number 3. The numbers 1 and 2 were not used. Baier had been sentenced to 30 years hard labor in 1920 after committing what Bernadac called a “blood crime.” Prisoner number 4 was Joseph Wboblowski. The next three prisoners to be registered were Baum, Bartel and Bartosch, all convicted German criminals who had been sentenced to hard labor.

Another category of prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps were the so-called “career criminals.” On June 17, 1936, Adolf Hitler had signed a decree which made Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler the new Chief of the German Police within the Reich Ministry of Interior. According to Peter Padfield, author of the book “Himmler,” the new Police Chief “saw his task as preventing crime before it happened by shutting away habitual criminals, preserving the Volk from contamination by shutting away subversives who might corrupt them, picking up vagrants, the ‘work shy’ and ‘anti-socials’ and putting them to work in his camps, and in addition supervising public morals.”

Padfield wrote that Himmler’s first large-scale action as Police Chief was the “nationwide round-up of professional criminals.” On March 9, 1937, Himmler gave the order to arrest around 2,000 “professional criminals” who had committed two or more crimes, but were now free after having served their sentences. They were arrested without charges and sent to a concentration camp for an indeterminate time.

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School children in America today are taught that the Germans were bad people because they put homosexuals in prison.

The following quote is from my website:

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Another category of German citizens, who were persecuted by Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as Chief of the German Police, was homosexuals.

Paragraph 175 of the German criminal code, which had been in effect since 1871, made it a crime for men to publicly engage in gay sex or for male prostitutes to solicit men for sex.

Himmler began enforcing this law and a total of about 10,000 homosexuals were eventually sent to concentration camps such as Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen for at least 6 months of “rehabilitation.”

According to Bernadac, they “received regular visits from the medical commissions” who attempted to change their sexual orientation because the Nazis believed that these prisoners were gay by choice.

The first homosexual prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Georg Bautler, Prisoner No. 130. The first Jew to be sent to Mauthausen was also incarcerated because he had broken the German law under Paragraph 175.

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October 6, 2017

Russia used fake Facebook accounts to undermine Hillary’s campaign

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 11:19 am

Finally, it is revealed how the Russians helped Trump to win the election.

You can read about it in this news article: https://thinkprogress.org/russia-facebook-clinton-campaign-d6d76b2a2e82/

The following quote is from the news article:

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By meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Moscow appears to have initially aimed to plant Donald Trump in the White House. But as signs toward the end of the campaign pointed to Trump’s defeat, actors in Russia were primarily trying to hamstring Hillary Clinton’s perceived ascension to the presidency. That theme ThinkProgress detailed earlier this week by analyzing Russia’s creation of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, pumped via ads and promotion into Americans’ feeds.

We’ve also learned that certain pages called for followers to vote for Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders, as opposed to Clinton — although those posts, especially as pertaining to Sanders, haven’t yet been revealed publicly.

Both the “Secured Borders” and “Beyond Patriotic” pages revealed by the Daily Beast were steeped in anti-Clinton rhetoric, with the latter organizing on-the-ground rallies that featured Americans chanting to “lock her up!” In one example from “Secured Borders,” the authors — referring to Clinton as “Killary” — piggy-backed on the outrage over Clinton’s comments that certain Trump supporters are “deplorables.” As the post wrote, “If Killary thinks that being American, loving your country and be concerned about ours and our children’s future is deplorable, then hell yeah count me in in that basket! [sic]”

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Based on this, I think that Trump should be kicked to the curb and Hillary should be installed as the President. The public should be completely informed about the reason for this.

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