Middle East News Update:
The Iranian Mullahs executed former Deputy Minister of Defense Alireza Akbari, who also held British citizenship.
The European Parliament has finally gotten some spines, as they recommended to declare the IRGC as an EU-braded terrorist organization:
This is followed by calls for more sanctions:
The Iranians reply by their usual idle threats similar to those brough by @YoungBlood here:
OK, let's put another food post out here.
For the big pot, fry some onions and garlic, throw in the Ontrib meat (with salt, pepper, and paprika), cover with water for the potatoes, carrots and mushrooms, and let it all cook for at least 2 hours.
The rest is trivial 🙂
My kids might have wanted to ruin it with Ketchup, but @watch4thedrop would know I have none at home 🙂
After @StevenDouglas entered 2023 quite some time ago, and @antonionpellegrini blessed us all to a happy new year in Italian (with @RonOgletree joining in German and @saramangas adding the Spanish version), we in Israel are also already 29 minutes into the new year.
So I wish you all at least that 2023 will be better than 2022 (not a great challenge), and will join in my own language, where the blessing looks like this:
May sanity come back to our world after such a long absence 🙏
The whole issue with Ye's recent meltdown might have left some people wondering about whether they really are significantly more Jews in Hollywood than elsewher, and if so, can they inquire about it, and how.
The following article (h/t @wziminer) is from the Rolling Stone, and was written by a rather lefty Rabbi:
But if you ignore the leftist surroundings there, it actually discusses this issue very well and openly, and gives an excellent historic review of it.
I know the Gateway Pundit isn't very welcome here, and I don't know if it's true for Wayne Allyn Root specifically, but this is an opinion piece, and not a declared news article:
The opinion of Root, an Israel-supporting Jew, compares how awful Obama was towards Israel (and the US), but how loved by the media, with Trump's unparalleled good treatment of Israel, but the media's crazily accusing him of anti-Semitism.
This Israeli Jew here fully endorses this opinion.
Update - kid's at home. In a bit of pain, since they had to scratch his bone a bit during the operation, but he's doing OK.
I'm still staying here, at my ex's, to help her take care of him and his brother.
I'm glad they're understanding at work. It's good that I'm tenured...
@BrendaJean @Debradelai @Gmajv @Donjanusgjrdrm @Timmerax @barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis @timr @wziminer @BlkLdyPatriot @Teneseo @Lemonhead @Linnie @DonnaLea @watch4thedrop @antonionpellegrini @Realknownothing @Stacie @Dawnz
I was looking forward to the First International In-Person Quodmeet.
I had a nice comment, in my head, to tell @Debradelai about it.
But it wasn't meant to be. Or wasn't God's wish. Or the stars weren't aligned for it. Or just a nasty combination of bad luck.
But the operation went well, the kid will need 2 weeks of cast, and we'll all be after it.
He had to be operated on the next day, since both his radius and ulna bones were broken, and were set so off, that they wouldn't heal to complete bones without surgery.
He had metal pieces implanted into his bones, to force them to stay in the right position to heal well.
The operation today was to take them out. They are in the attached photo.
The timing was, in fact, terrible: Our lovely fellow Quod @DonnaLea visits Israel, and I had to be away in the days she was in Jerusalem.
A small health update:
About a year ago, he fell while playing on a high instrument in its school playground, and broke his left arm.
It was bad. I mean, double-elbow bad.
I thought I'd written about it on QV, but I looked through my toots from that time, and apparently I didn't. Don't know how.
Rumor has it, my dear friend, that today is your special day 🙂
I'm therefore wishing you a very happy birthday! May you get to celebrate it with family and/or friends, have a great time, and enjoy yourself like you deserve (especially living in 2022 California 🙂).
Many blessings from thousands of miles away!
And I'm tagging here a few people who'd probably like to bless you too:
Update about my cousin, who started her post-doc at UPenn, and now her husband can't go back since they need months to verify his answers to the PRECISE SAME QUESTIONS they asked him a year ago and then they DID LET HIM GET THE VISA EASILY:
Three terrible months of being a single mother there. They already set up a deadline in December, to go back and give up everything because of this crap.
But today she wrote us all - HIS ENTRY IS FINALLY APPROVED 🙂
Better late than never, I guess...
While you're all deep into the midterms, the fact that it seems to be going so well in so many places around the US is very encouraging.
So before you go back for the last stretch, you may stop for a decent laugh from this cute thing, sent to me by my cousin (yeah, the one who's in Philly and might be losing her career due to stupid red tape...).
The collection of Virginias there, and the non-straight border lines, made me laugh so hard, my stomach was hurting 😂🤣😂🤣
To all American Quods:
By November 8th, go out and vote, IN PERSON, straight R, in your district/county/State.
Gather as many friends as possible, help the handicapped/elderly, and make sure that they do too.
Americans from FA and other places - please, do the same.
Whatever scenario you believe is going on - more Red votes help Trump and the Republicans, less Red votes weakens them.
What you might think of me is irrelevant. Only this truth does:
YOU ARE ALL THE RED WAVE. Do it! 🙏💥👊💪
I the middle of your midterms, we also had our election today.
I voted, of course, and I'm happy and unhappy.
Happy since I chose the best among the options that I had.
Unhappy since the party I chose isn't very good, and I would have loved to vote for a better party, but IMO, there is none.
Art of the Possible, right?
People asked me elsewhere about the results. It's so volatile to small changes, I dare not make any predictions.
I may write more when more unfolds, if people want me to.
So when one finds such `truths'' that feel well, one more easily adopts them. If the real Jews are the lost tribes whence the Black people - Kanye is part of the Chosen people. Of course he'll adopt that. White supremacists find the lost honor of their race (which is, indeed, under constant attack for decades now in the US and the West) in such `truths'', which they, of course, like as well.
I think Ye underwent this process, and on steroids, both in terms of speed and of intensity.
So after supporting Trump, knowing that one is right, and being censored, one gets into the mindset of `what is censored is the truth'', and indulging deeper and deeper into `censored truths''.
The feeling of a `Truth teller'' is awesome. I know it, since that was my own mindset until Jan 20th, 2021, being one of the `special group'' who all knew that Trump's gonna overturn everything and emerge victorious (that was a hard failure).
It did show up in the other forum, FA, as well, though it does not, in any way, represent the general view of that site.
Yes, Khazarians is a denigrating term for Jews, despite the denials of some cretins who like to use this term to ``hide'' what they really mean.
We all know enough about censorship, total bashing of Trump supporters, and the damage to their (our) livelihoods and other aspects of life.
But the non-religious, married-to-a-gentile Mark Zuckerberg - no, he's ``representing the Jewish agenda of suppression of free speech for covering Jewish crimes''. That's the mindset.
And about Kanye himself (or Ye, if this is how he prefers to be known now, whatever) - I think he underwent a process that quite a few Trump supporters, especially new ones, underwent. This process is clearly visible on some parts of the Q community and other places.
Gates, who is hated by many for intervening with global issues to the detriment of many, or Alfred Kinsey, who's responsible more than anyone else to the sexualization of children (culminating in what you guys see today in the US - I'm glad Israel is, in general, free of this awful trend), are individuals who are responsible for their divertions and damages.
An Israeli guy who likes to learn about what happens in the world from sources that I trust
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.