Monthly Archives: July 2019

Israel Today

“The Jewish State in the early years had no monetary reserves, little economic infrastructure, and few public services.”  Joseph Puder

“Israel has come a long way from exporting oranges and phosphates, to becoming a leading high-tech exporter, including water technology, medical devices, and sophisticated arms.” Ibid

“Israel’s infrastructure has undergone tremendous expansion, with four lane highways across the country, and a comfortable rail service.” Ibid

From a relatively poor country to one of the 25 richest in the world.

Joseph Puder, Frontpagemag.com, July 8, 2019

To many, Israel today is the Start Up nation, a wealthy, and a militarily powerful state. It did not become that overnight. Some radicals anti-Israel voices describe Israel erroneously as “white.” The facts however are different. There are over one hundred thousand immigrants from Ethiopia, African economic migrants in the thousands, and Mizrahi Jews from the Arab Middle East, who comprise about half the population. Israelis of all colors and creeds made the desert bloom, overcoming the hardships of wars, terror, and absorbing millions of Jewish refugees without any natural resources.

Known today for its unique entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, Israel started its independence in 1948 as a country bereft of natural and financial resources. A pervasive joke in the country went like this… “Moses made a mistake in direction. Instead of leading the Israelites from the Sinai to the Land of Milk and Honey northeast of the Sinai, he should have gone East across the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. That way, we would have oil and wealth.”

Joking aside, the Jewish State in the early years had no monetary reserves, little economic infrastructure, and few public services. In the 1950’s the government instituted rations known as the “Tzena” (austerity) era. Families were allocated food stamps that allowed them to buy limited amounts of sugar, flour, and oil, as well as eggs a month. Meat was rationed as well, and red meat was rare and expensive to serve at the time. As a small child in the 1950’s and early teenager in the 1960’s, I remember the paucity of toys available for children. This reporter played with matchboxes which became imaginary Israeli tanks that liberated Auschwitz and saved the Jews. I grew up with families of Holocaust survivors including my own. Their ordeals shaped the minds of children, including this reporter. Continue reading

18 months to go

151123-sykes-charles-tease_neyzjm“The Prince of Wales [Prince Charles] has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct.” Thomas Lifson

“In 2009, we had only 8 years; but then 6 years later, his highness granted us a long reprieve: 35 years…Eight years, 35 years, 18 months…whatever.  Just keep in mind, this is all ‘settled science.’” Ibid

Editor’s Note:  Again for those interested in science and climate we recommend: Bruce C. Bunker, The Mythology of Global Warming: ClimateChange Fiction vs. Scientific Facts  (2018).

Prince Charles once again changes his global warming doom deadline

By Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, July 17, 2019

The presumptive heir to the British throne (some of us hold the hope that his mother will make arrangements to skip over him) Prince Charles keeps switching the deadline for saving humanity from the imaginary threat of man-made global warming. The new “drop dead” date is even more urgent than previous ones issued from his palace.

James Delingpole of Breitbart:

The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct.

No, really. Here are his actual words, in a speech in London yesterday to foreign ministers from the Commonwealth.

I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.

Marc Morano of Climate Depot provides the embarrassing history of the elastic deadline for doom:

In 2009, we had only 8 years: Continue reading

Climate Change—Part 10,001

earth12-copy.jpg“Around 2010, ‘climate change’ burst onto the scene with an evangelical fervor that would capture the imagination of even the most committed infidels.” Bob Weir

The primal scream of climate change fanatics

By Bob Weir, American Thinker, July 2, 2019

In 1968, Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb, which became a bestseller.  The premise of the book was that worldwide famine was going to destroy humanity.  According to the professor, this frightening scenario was scheduled to happen in the 1970s and 1980s, due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals.  Hmmm…sounds as though he was giving mankind about 12 years before Armageddon would occur.  Whom does that remind you of?  Anyway, his solution was immediate action to limit population growth!  We know how well that worked out!

During the 1970s, we entered a period of academic conjecture on a subject that came to be known as global cooling.  This theory was based on studies that suggested that a buildup of glaciers was occurring and could cause imminent cooling of the Earth’s surface, leading to another Ice Age.  Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that, over many years, compresses into large, thickened ice masses.  Presently, glaciers occupy about 10 percent of the world’s total land area, with most located in polar regions like Antarctica, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic.  Glaciers are remnants from the last Ice Age, when ice covered nearly 32 percent of the land and 30 percent of the oceans.  At 10 percent, we’re doing well. Continue reading