The Nice People of New York City

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We’ve just spent a couple of delightful days in New York City with our friends Fran and Neil from Butte Montana.

The fellow above sitting with Diana is Jim, an inspector for a utility company who stopped by as we were having coffee before our day in “the city”.  Nice fellow and we had a good time together.

Later on we went into the Central Park Conservatory, Garden, a beautiful garden with plenty of gorgeous flowers and plants and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. We talked with some of these people and it was obvious they were proud of their garden, and their city.

Conservatory Garden in Central Park

On the way out of the garden we (actually I) accosted one of the volunteers and asked if she could spare a quarter for a beer. I soon changed my pitch and begged a quarter for the bus so the four of us could go to lower Manhattan.  She soon realized I was just some foolish old fellow striking up a conversation (actually, we were digging in purses and pockets for change), and she looked diligently for that quarter while rummaging through her own purse while telling us of the attractions we shouldn’t miss while visiting her city. A very nice New Yorker wanting to share her city with us visitors.

We finally got on the bus and set off to lower Manhattan.  While on the bus I was fascinated and awed by some of the architecture I was seeing along the way. As we passed by the Woolworth building and I was straining my neck, the lady behind me started to tell me about the building and its beauty both inside and out.

Top of the Woolworth building

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Finally at the end of our stay, Diana & I took the subway to the Metro North Harlem train station. It was not clear to us if the train right before us on the track was the one to New Haven – it was 6:15 and our train was scheduled for 6:17 on that same track – so we got on, still a bit confused. Well a nice New York lady sitting on the bench outside the train realized that we had just boarded the wrong train and called us off the train – just in time as it was about to leave the station … thank you Nice New York Lady.  

And let me not forget the friendly New York cop on the street. They are always ready to help with directions for the lost tourists like us.

Don Johnson – August 2014

Dang me, dang me … they oughta take a rope and hang me

This from one of my most ardent admirers –

CdnMacAtheist:

Don said: Best regards and keeping it civil, Don.

Mac: I don’t consider it ‘civil’ to mention ‘grandkids’ 6 times while proselytising for the god virus, unethically advising & immorally encouraging indoctrination of innocent youth into the faithism drug addiction Don has been suckered into by his uneducated, simplistic submission into reality-blind, ignorant, belief in myths – without any good, supportable, testable scientific evidence.

I am trying to keep to the request by NCSE to be civil by holding back on my well-evidenced, accurate, rational & educated descriptors that I’ve used against your 191 intrusive, unwanted comments here.

Suffice it to say that I’ve made my feelings extremely clear in the past & anyone can look in my Comment History to see far more clearly how I treat your antics & tactics, which I still see as subversive, seditious, treasonous, unAmerican, illegal in Science Education & thoroughly disgusting, insidious behavior from a so-called adult.

Your mental conditioning & religiously directed social output is clear evidence of the damage that religion & faith do to otherwise sane humans, which is why this NCSE organisation is so badly needed in this massively troubled world – just look around at all the problems ‘created’ by folk who believe in various gods & are willing to kill or die according to their personal interpretations of ‘His Word’.

You & your type make me sick, ashamed that our species can stoop so low, ‘manufacturing’ lunatics who constantly undermine the magic of reality & who abuse the highly improbable fact of being alive in this awesome universe.

I wish there was a Hell for you to go to when your one, sick, sad life is done.

You can follow the train of discussion which generated this comment at Say What? The Dallas Morning News.

This is the blog site of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) where I have been intrusive now for many months.

And why you ask have I been so intrusive over these many months,  at a place where my point of view is clearly not welcomed … ?

Because, as I see it NCSE, is a very influential and powerful organization whose primary mission is to insure that the only view of science, and in particular the origin and emergence of life, is the view of neo-Darwinism to the total exclusion of any other … and further, to actively censor even the discussion of anything else at all levels of education in American schools from Kindergarten to Post Graduate.  I have several problems with this:

First of all I abhor the very  idea of censorship, which I view as a necessary and historically consistent step on the road to tyranny.  (What I find very ironic however, is that the NCSE blog itself is open for discussion and does get a fair amount of opposing opinion, including my own … and in a very ironic sense, I genuinely appreciate NCSE for allowing my comments and my opposing views.)

I participate in this discussion here at NCSE because I wish to see full and civil discussion of the various views of life …  its origin and its emergence. I wish to see our young and old citizens alike availed of the opportunity to see, read and study the best thinking on these matters. I resist what I see as a concerted, powerful and directed effort to turn our young students into atheists.

I participate because I see that the very beginnings of modern science, in so many areas, came about through men holding a theistic view of reality – the God Hypothesis if you will.

Founders of Modern Science – men having a Biblical world view:

Leonardo de Vinci … Johann Kepler … Francis Bacon … Blaise Pascal … Robert Boyle … John Ray … Nicholas Steno … Galileo … Robert hook … William Harvey … Christian Huygens … John Harris … Isaac Newton … Thomas Burnet … William Whiston … John Woodward … Carolus Linnaeus … Jonathan Edwards … Will Herschel … Michael Faraday … Humphrey Davy … Georges Culver … Timothy Dwight … Benjamin Silliman … Samuel F.B. Morse … Charles Bell … Joseph Henry … William Buckland … Charles Babbage … David Brewster … Matthew Maury … James Simpson … James Joule … John Herschel … John Dalton …

And a few more notable  scientists from more modern times:

Gregor Mendel … Lois Pasteur … Henri Fabre … Lord Kelvin … Joseph Lister … James Clark Maxwell …

       … and others.  

Look for the life stories and accomplishments of these men – you can use Wikipedia, but a compact rendering of these men can be found in Men of Science Men of God by Henry Morris.

Many of todays neo-Darwinists and atheists such as Gerry Coyne and  Richard Dawkins would seem to rationalize, minimize – if not outright dismiss the Biblical world view of these great scientists and place the post Darwin Materialist/Naturalist world view at the head (the only head) of the class.

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Having studied this evolution/creation controversy for a number of years now,  I have come to see that there are many serious flaws and unanswered questions surrounding this very dominant view of evolution as the total and sufficient explanation of life on this planet – let alone the explanation of the origin of the universe itself. These flaws exist at the philosophical and ideological foundations, as well as in the evidentiary story line.   

Starting at the philosophical/ideological level, is the underpinning definitions of Naturalism and Materialism upon which much of modern science rests – from Wikipedia:

Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are the result of material interactions.

Naturalism is “the idea or belief that only laws of nature (physical law) (as opposed to supernatural or spiritual) and forces operate in the world; the idea or belief that nothing exists beyond the natural world.”[1] Adherents of naturalism (i.e., naturalists) assert that natural laws are the rules that govern the structure and behavior of the natural universe, that the changing universe at every stage is a product of these laws.

From these underpinnings come assertions of fact from some very prominent men of modern science – the smartest men in the world – such as:

“ … tiny quantum fluctuations in the very early universe became the seeds from which galaxies, stars, and ultimately human life emerged” Stephen Hawking

“Creation … , really does amount to something complicated springing spontaneously into existence.”  Richard Dawkins

“The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be  … .” Carl Sagan

These assertions, among others in a similar vein, by these very influential men – as well as the very definitions they are derived from, seem to demonstrate an enormous arrogance and a sense – indeed a claim – of omniscience not even claimed by the Bible. You see, to make such claims and indeed to assert them as foundational fact, requires the one making such claims be sitting at a place outside of time and the universe itself – viewing all of time and the unfolding of all matter and energy in all of its forms from the very beginning.

Why do I say the Bible makes no such claims of omniscience? Doesn’t the Bible claim “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.?” AndIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.?”

Yes it does, but the difference is that the Biblical writers attribute this omniscience to someone who is beyond time and space, to one who does sit at a place outside of the universe itself – including time. They do not place themselves in such a place of time.

The very human and very limited human Materialist/Naturalist thinker and writer, in contrast, puts himself in that exalted position.   

Moving to the “scientific” or evidentiary basis of evolution, we immediately bump up against the Materialism/Naturalism definition defined above along with the proponents of such views. We bump up against this wall because with these definitions they have very neatly erected a  very high wall with themselves inside the wall, and any dissenting view outside the wall. This is very clearly pointed out as follows: [emphasis mine]

‘Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.

It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
                 Professor Richard Lewontin,

And there are many serious objections to the world view of the neo-Darwinist that should be openly available to the public, and there are many trying to break through that wall of separation – both from within and without. A few of note are:

Uncommon Descent | Serving The Intelligent Design Community

Evolution News & Views

The Institute for Creation Research

Darwin’s God

Who Made God?

And my own blog which you are reading now …  I don’t claim any advanced degrees or hands on experience, especially in the field of biology and the life science, nor cosmology or astro-physics, but I have accumulated many of my own thoughts on the topics as well as highlighting the works of others as noted above. These can be found by clicking on CATEGORIES on the right side of the main page, and also from   CREATION-EVOLUTION on the top most menu bar on the blog.

There is much offered, and rather than repeating it here, let me point out a few articles by myself and others.

Some Basic Evolutionary Questions | A Yearning for Publius  This highlights a significant list of unanswered questions and concerns about the theory of evolution. Thanks to Dr. Cornelius Hunter for this list, as well of a few of my own questions.

The Origins of the Universe … Simple or Complex, Your Choice: Part 1 | A Yearning for Publius

The Origins of the Universe … Simple or Complex: Part 2 … The Problem of “Massively Complex Synchronicity” | A Yearning for Publius

But any of these thoughts, and especially any of the proponents of these thoughts, are immediately cast as being in the arena of  pseudo-science and superstition – simply because proponents of Intelligent Design or Creationism (not the same thing) refuse to abide by the Materialistic/Naturalist dogma. Along with this is the common debate tactic of personal destruction by way of insult and personal attack as illustrated by my lead in quote above.

So let’s return to that quote. I don’t intend to do any kind of detailed rebuttal here, but a few points of clarification might be helpful:

CdnMacAtheist is Canadian, not a US citizen.

“ … I still see as subversive, seditious, treasonous, unAmerican, illegal in Science Education & thoroughly disgusting, insidious behavior from a so-called adult.  … “

Mac knows I am a Navy veteran (honorable discharge I might add), and views my being a Christian and an advocate of ID and creationism as somehow in violation of the  1’st Amendment to the US (not Canadian) Constitution.  In another response to me he accused me of pedophilia because I recommended to a young NCSE intern that she look into the idea of Intelligent Design.

So I’ll leave it up to the reader here to judge my crimes and hang me – or not.

Don Johnson – August 2014

Was Iraq Worth It? A Marine’s Answer

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The Marine’s (a combat veteran from Iraq) answer was  … “It was worth it.”

I wish I could reproduce his full Opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal, but it’s behind a pay wall if you want to read it in full, or alternatively purchase a copy of  the paper or read it at a local library. In any case, here is the on line link: 
Brian M. Welke: Was Iraq Worth It? It Was for Me – WSJ

Mr. Welke’s story resonates with me and is why I still have the picture of the young lady seen above as the background picture on my computer.  I don’t remember if she is Iraqi or Afghani, but she is the reason I tell veterans and active duty Marines, soldiers, sailors and airman, whenever I get the chance, that they have the best job in the world.    Why?

Because they have had the unique opportunity to bring liberty and opportunity, or at least the hope of same,  to the lives of many  because of their sacrifice and service on behalf of others.

I will try to bring some of Mr. Welke’s thoughts here, and then try to tie his experience to some of what I have written previously, but I would encourage you to read Welke’s account in full as from one who was there … in the arena.

“A sacrifice’s worth is not determined by outcomes.”

Speaking to the question of was it worth it …
”A far more painful question, asked of one’s self, is: What if I hadn’t tried?”

“It was in the sands of Ramadi that I learned most people want to be masters of their own fate.”

“How many nations in the course of human events have sacrificed so much to give an unfree people a shot at self-determination?  … Did Caesar conquer Gaul and then say, “Now its your turn to govern yourself.” No other country in history has defeated its enemies only to hand over the reins of government to its native population.”

I see Welke’s missive as yet another example of American Exceptionalism as I have written about here, and here, and here.

As I was reading Mr. Welke’s piece my mind immediately traveled to 1975 and the Navy Destroyer USS Kirk. I have highlighted this episode in my book I Didn’t Want to Worry You Mom … but a much fuller rendering of that great episode of American Exceptionalism is captured  at:

 The Lucky Few, The Story of the USS Kirk

and

The USS Kirk: Valor At The Vietnam War’s End : NPR

I conclude by adding to Mr. Welke’s oh-so-true statement “No other country in history has defeated its enemies only to hand over the reins of government to its native population”   … the  nations of Western Europe, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, South Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan   … and the southern states of the Confederacy following the Civil war.

 

Don Johnson – August 2014

Mosul’s Christians recount flight from historic home under ISIS threat

A sad but predictable fate is swallowing up small minorities in  Iraq.

Mosul’s Christians recount flight from historic home under ISIS threat

“We heard the gunshots outside our door, and knew the terrorists were killing Christians,” Aziz said in a raspy whisper. “But we hoped someone might rescue us. We cowered inside for two days, then knew we had to leave. We gathered some clothes and left at night.”

“There were Christians everywhere we went. In every garden, and in every door way, there are just so many with nothing and with nowhere to go.”  – Munira Aziz, 74

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I wrote about this in February 2011 and revisited the topic  last year in August 2013.

History Shows That a Power Vacuum Will Always be Filled

And before that:  the vacuum left in South Vietnam in 1975  after the withdrawal of American forces and the cut off of self defense funds for South Vietnam … and the human carnage left behind by the Communist North,  filling that vacuum and spilling over into the Pol Pot carnage imposed on Cambodia:

  The Real Heroes of Vietnam

Can we expect repeats in  Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt and Israel?

Iraq and Vietnam … and Afghanistan … and Pakistan … and … and …

So what to do about it?

That’s both an individual and national question … perhaps the answer at the individual level is to stay engaged and try to help these people as individuals in ways that you can … that may be through various organizations such as The Voice of the Martyrs or Samaritan’s Purse or others.

At the national level it’s a difficult matter of somehow making our national leaders accountable and responsible to living up to our commitments and not abandoning those who have put their trust in America.

Don Johnson – August 2014

Are Google and NSA Becoming Just a Bit too Personal?

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This is what shows up when we enter our home address into Google Maps and then look at Street View.

Yes, that’s Diana & I sitting on our front porch minding our own business.

I know I’m paranoid, but this just adds to it. I think I’ll switch over to schizophrenia and let the other guy depress and fret over this.

Don Johnson – August 2014

Touring US Navy Warships

Over the past year I’ve had the good fortune of touring a number of US Navy museum warships as well as one currently active warship. In addition, my wife and I had the privilege of attending a reunion of the ship I served on in 1965-66, and will attend our second reunion in Buffalo in September.

Here are the ships I toured in the past year:

USS Midway  … USS Midway (CV-41)

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Having lived in San Diego most of my adult life I’ve visited the Midway on numerous occasions, usually with out of town visitors. It is a great museum ship with many of the interior compartments open for view. On the flight deck as well as in the hanger deck are many of the aircraft that once flew from these carriers.

An added bonus for me is the display of the the Tactical Air Crew Training System (TACTS), the on-line training system responsible for training the best fighter pilots in the world – Navy, Air Force and Marines. I was a software developer for that system from 1976 through 2008 and actively participated in the systems growth from 8 aircraft/ 4 missile Air to Air only … to the current generation supporting  72 aircraft/50 missile simulations plus ground to air weapons systems simulations.

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USS Massachusetts  (BB59)USS Massachusetts

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USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850)USS Joseph P. Kennedy

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USS Lionfish (SS298)USS Lionfish

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PT BOATS

HIDDENSEE  … Hiddensee

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All of these ships … Massachusetts, Kennedy, Lionfish, PT Boats and Hiddensee are located at Battleship Cove at Fall River MA, a magnificent collection of ships in southern Massachusetts just north of Newport RI. The  USS Massachusetts, in particular, is well done with many spaces open to the public including a 16” gun turret and the ammo handling rooms below deck.

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USS Arizona (BB-39)World War II Valor in the Pacific

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USS Missouri (BB-63)USS Missouri

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USS Bowfin (SS-287) … USS Bowfin

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Torpedo room

40 mm anti-aircraft gun with 5” anti-surface gun  in  the background

Although much smaller than the other ships, I was surprised by how efficiently the spaces were set up, and how un-cramped it felt. On the table in the mess room, was a memo from the skipper telling of an upcoming mission where the sub would be transiting a mine infested area entering the Sea of Japan in which the skipper demanded absolute silence for  the 19 hours of the transit.

USS Turner Joy (DD- 951)USS Turner Joy

Visiting the Turner Joy was a bonus on a vacation trip to Seattle in August 2014. My Niece lives just off Bainbridge Island on the Olympic Peninsula side, and it was just a short drive to Bremerton where the ship is moored.

This ship was commissioned in 1959  as one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers which were the next generation following the smaller classes which served in WW-II and Korea. I was surprised by how much bigger this ship was than my Fletcher class USS Porterfield. The ship is well preserved, and many spaces were open to the public including the gun mounts.

She participated extensively in the Vietnam War, and was one of the principal ships involved in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.

USS Intrepid (CV-11)USS Intrepid

Living in New Haven CT puts me just a short train ride and taxi to Manhattan where this museum ship is moored along the Hudson river in mid-town Manhattan, and I have visited several times.

Visiting an active duty US Navy warship.   

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)

Visiting this ship was also an added bonus of our August 2014 trip to Seattle. The weekend we arrived coincided with Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week which featured the Blue Angles and three Navy ships; the USS Howard (DDG-83), USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) and the USS Essex (LHD-2).  I waited in a long 2 hour line to board the Chancellorsville, but it was worth the wait.

This was the first time I stepped aboard a modern US Navy Destroyer/Cruiser class ship since I last stepped off the reserve ship USS Shields (DD-596) in 1969. It’s quite an impressive ship, and it’s size dwarfs the WW-II Fletcher class ships I served on in the 1960’s. Almost wish I could reenlist.

The future

The week of September 7, 2014 will find Diana and I in Buffalo NY for our second reunion of the USS Balch/Porterfield association. You can read my report of  our first reunion at Stepping Into a History Book: A US Navy Destroyer Reunion.

Buffalo is home port of the USS The Sullivans (DD-537) and the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. We are looking forward to meeting once more with our newfound shipmates from the Balch and Porterfield as well as seeing the ships there. The Sullivans is a Fletcher class destroyer almost identical to the two tin cans I served on in the 1960s.

My Book

How can I close out this post without an unabashed plug for my new book!

I Didn’t Want to Worry You Mom … (But sometimes it got a little scary and dangerous out there!)

You can preview and purchase a copy by clicking  on the book image below.

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Don Johnson – August 2014

Visualizing DNA: Two Fantastic Animations in One

First, what it takes for chromosomes to condense, and we mean really condense. Second, the process of copying DNA. If you thought it was simple, look again. It’s like sewing and fly fishing put together, but on nanometer scale. These are from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia.

Cross-posted at Biologic Perspectives.

It’s this sort of thing that puts me into the Creationist and Intelligent Design camps.

And please note that Creationism and Intelligent Design are not the same thing. ID is a scientific theory not relying on sacred scriptures of any sort to substantiate it’s claims. But ID sure lends credibility to the creation account of the Bible,

A Jewish Boycott? Excellent!

A Jewish Boycott ?

A short time ago, Iran ‘s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:

“Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

“A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.

Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.

If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.

Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.

Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.

Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

“Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.

They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.

“Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.

Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.

“In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.”

Oh, and by the way, don’t call for a doctor on your cell phone because the cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.

Meanwhile I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?”

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:
Literature:

1988 – Najib Mahfooz
Peace:

1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai
Economics: (zero)

Physics: (zero)

Medicine:

1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: SEVEN
The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:

1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:


1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:

1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – Peter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Sidney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marcus
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger

Economics:

1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Simon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Simon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Markowitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel

Medicine:


1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B. Lewis
1996-  Lu RoseIacovino

TOTAL: 129!

The Jews are NOT promoting brainwashing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims.

The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.

There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church.

There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people. The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.

If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel .”

Benjamin Netanyahu: General Eisenhower warned us. It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.

It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 65 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

A Stronger Israel?

“In postmodern wars, we are told, there is no victory, no defeat, no aggressors, no defenders, just a tragedy of conflicting agendas. But in such a mindless and amoral landscape, Israel in fact is on its way to emerging in a far better position after the Gaza war than before.”

Further to my previous post ‘Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens,’ I would like to direct your attention to this essay by Victor Davis Hanson.

Also, in light of the continuing wars and struggles in the Middle East, in particular as related to Israel, I would encourage you to investigate for yourself the Biblical prophesies concerning Israel and the “End Times.” In these prophesies, as well as in the daily media reporting we see an increasingly isolated Israel forced more and more to go it alone in its own defense. We also see a resurgence of anti-Semitism and hatred of the Jew, in particular in Europe where, as you may recall, a man named Adolf Hitler set off on a program for the total and complete annihilation of the Jews.

Iran and other nations surrounding Israel, and especially the so-called Palestinians have been actively seeking the completion of Hitler’s genocide since the re-establishment of Israel in 1948, and the United States appears also to be abandoning Israel as we see our president Barack Obama in May of 2011 pressuring a return to the 1967 boundaries of Israel … boundaries referred to in Israel as the Auschwitz borders, and our Secretary of State John Kerry actively courting the enemies of Israel in achieving a so-called “Peace Process.”

Are we living in the “End Times” as prophesied in the Bible? I can’t tell you that we are or are not … all I can do is to call your attention to such a possibility, and call your attention to the personal implications if indeed we are living in such times.

Do your own study and research. In today’s Internet age, it is easier than ever to investigate and inform yourself, an I strongly encourage you to do so.

Do an Internet search on, for example “Psalm 83 wars” and Ezekiel 28, and on Matthew 24. Do a search on “End Times” and see what you can find with this searches.

Don Johnson — August 2014

Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens

Has anyone in the the administration any concept of this technology applied to our southern border or what would happen had they been allowed happen in Israel?
 This is very interesting

By Mordechai Ben-Menachem
Multiple media outlets report that Hamas’s offensive tunnel network – now known to have been composed of over forty attack tunnels dug underneath Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip – was set to be activated during the Jewish High Holidays (September 24th) as a mass terror attack.
The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives.  Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else.
The IDF recently published the below map showing that tunnels were created in pairs, to empty out on both sides of nearby communities.  The known cost of the infrastructure – each tunnel costs upward of some $1 million – clearly shows that Hamas was planning a coordinated mega-attack.  It must be understood that use of even one tunnel would inevitably trigger Israeli retaliation against the entire network.
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A map of a small portion of the tunnels meant to be used 9 weeks from now.
Revelations regarding the planned tunnel attack magnitude played a decisive role in the Israeli government’s rejection of a ceasefire proposed late Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Unbelievably, Kerry actually proposed in his latest “cease-fire proposal” – none of which have been honored by Hamas so far – that Israel refrains from degrading remaining attack tunnels.  This mind-boggling concept would necessarily be rejected by any sane government, of any country.
Israeli security sources, citing information acquired in interrogations of captured brigands, described a scenario under which hundreds of heavily armed Hamas fighters would have spilled out into Israel in the dead of night and within 10 minutes been positioned to infiltrate essentially all Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip.  Waiting then in hiding until schools and kindergartens were occupied, the terrorists would then attempt to kill the children first, and then kill and kidnap as many Israelis as possible.  The plot was set to take place during Jewish New Year, on September 24.by Taboola
“It’s like the Underground, the Metro or the Subway,” Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as Lower Gaza.”
Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said, “A whole city of terror tunnels has been found.  Without the ground operation, we would have woken up one day to an Israeli 9/11.”
Except, the actual objective was to be five times 9/11.
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This picture shows clearly the width of one of the tunnels, sufficient for wheeled vehicles to transverse it.  Hamas did not build a “subway” system for Gaza residents.  They built an infrastructure for one purpose, and one only, an industry of death. 
Israeli military officials reported that the tunnels are stocked with tranquilizers, handcuffs, syringes, ropes and other materials used for subduing abductees, civilians and soldiers.  The tunnels also had fantastic quantities of explosives and additional military materiel meant to be used in the up-coming mega attack.  Much of these explosives had already been placed underneath Israeli kindergartens.  Some of these tunnels were as deep as 30 meters underground.
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Fantastic quantities of explosives were stored in every tunnel, meant to be used in a mega-attack on civilian communities and infrastructure.
Sources say the Gaza Strip war, Operation Protective Edge, could serve as a prelude for a more extensive underground war with the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah.  Perhaps, not ‘just’ in the Middle East.
The tunnels inside Gaza and under the Israeli border are not a secret project Hamas ran under the noses of Israel and the Palestinian public. Everyone in Gaza, knew that beneath Gaza, the City and all of its environs, a network of tunnels was being dug over the past five years, with an investment of tens of millions of dollars.  Yet no one in Israel, public or military, was prepared for the scope of the tunnels – the danger that became clear in the past week or two.
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Senior Hamas operatives show off their offensive tunnels to their spouses.  Unbelievably, this is actually a picture of a Marriage taking place in the ‘place of death’.
In order to create this monstrosity, Hamas needed significant professional help; and this help had to have come from a large organization or state entity.  This is not just the monetary aid it received from Qatar, America’s ally.  This is professional guidance for the performance of such an underground feat.  Perhaps Hamas could have used experts from the tunnels dug at Rafah under the Gaza-Egypt border, but those were significantly simpler, and did not demand any extraordinary investment or effort.
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A Hamas operative climbing upward in a pier of one of the major tunnels.  Notice the work on the sides of the tunnel.
Who supplied these quantities of material?  Who planned what would be needed?  How did Hamas acquire thousands of ampoules of tranquilizer, syringes and other, additional drugs to be used?  These are far beyond the quantities and variety of what is needed by any civilian medical service.
How was all this brought in to the Gaza Strip?  The logistics of this planned attack are the work of a well-organised military, not that of a militia or club.  This was no amateur plan.
Observers note that attack scenarios lined up with recently revealed data about the sophistication, scope and nature of the offensive tunnel network.  As previously reported here, this sophistication and know-how is being copied right now by Mexico-based Hezbollah agents along the Southern US border.  Tunnels in Southern Lebanon, as in South US, are significantly more difficult to detect than those in the sandy terrain of the Gaza Strip.
“Hamas planned these tunnels for years, and planned to use them to kidnap soldiers,” Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mordechai Almoz said. “[Now] they see the tunnels collapsing one after the other.”  For the last two years, the Israeli army has sought to develop skills and equipment to fight in enemy tunnels and bunkers.  Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used tunnels to operate command and control, to infiltrate Israel and abduct soldiers, to fire rockets and to conceal fighters amid invasion of the Gaza Strip.
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Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman and a former soldier.


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