Archive for November 11th, 2018

November 11th, 2018 - 9:16 pm § in America, Politics

How Americans settle close and disputed elections (in fact, not fantasy)

Ultimately, our government’s legitimacy derives from the consent of the governed, and we agree to abide by election results by mutual consent. While our system of government is not strictly based on majority rule, all of our elections are governed the principle of majority rule — i.e., h[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 4:08 pm § in Misc.

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

A century ago this week, the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Officially, it was called an Armistice, but in reality the Central Powers led by Germany were defeated and submitted to an ignominious surrender. In some sense, there was really only one World War, with a pause between its first and[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 3:08 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Religion


If your religion fails to accomplish your goals, it is not that your religion has failed you. It is that you have failed your religion. I happened to see something regarding the Florida Senate election of 2018. Governor Rick Scott is trying to unseat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. He apparently said[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump takes rain check on WW1 ceremony

After flying to France to participate in World War 1 commemorations, Trump skipped a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery 50 miles outside of Paris because it was raining. The official excuse was that Marine One, the presidential helicopter, couldn’t fly. But that didn’t keep other[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 1:01 pm § in Misc.

What is a JOC?

Jew of Color? Tyler Samuels (Toronto, Canada) I`ve realized that most Jews who are white have a hard time dealing with Jews who are black or any other colour. Heck Jews who are darkly tanned are confronted with bigotry at shuls or other public places where they expect to be treated accordingly as a [...]

November 11th, 2018 - 11:32 am § in Misc.

Veteran’s Day


November 11th, 2018 - 11:16 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s worker bonuses go pffft.

Remember the worker bonuses Trump bragged about after signing his deficit-financed tax giveaways to billionaires and corporations? “Large companies actually cut back on bonuses in 2018 and plan to do so even more next year, according to new data from Aon, an insurance broker. (It surveyed 1,000 bu[...]