I’ll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it – do it properly. Let me help you.
Check all your medications. Make sure that you do not have tablets, drops lotions, etc., made by Abic or Teva. It may mean that you will suffer from colds and flu this winter but, hey, that’s a small price for you to pay in your campaign against Israel, isn’t it?
While we are on the subject of your Israeli boycott, and the medical contributions to the world made by Israeli doctors and scientists, how about telling your pals to boycott the following…
An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis. So, if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their symptoms.
An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralyzed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people, go ahead and boycott Israel.
Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious
mothers that they shouldn’t use this device because of your passionate cause.
These are just a few examples of how people have benefited medically from the Israeli know-how you wish to block. Boycotts often affect research. A new research center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer Hospital, aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.
A researcher at Israel ‘s Ben Gurion University has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralize the highly contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the existing vaccine.
Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors Ciechanover and Hershko’s research and discovery of one of the human cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defense systems.
The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel ‘s Hadassah Medical Center has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of Parkinson’s disease in a select group of patients with a deep brain stimulation technique.
For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the Ex Ablate 2000 System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a noninvasive alternative to surgery.
Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu vaccine.
These are just a few of the projects that you can help stop with your Israeli boycott. But let’s not get too obsessed with my ducal research, there are other ways you can make a personal sacrifice with your anti-Israel boycott.
Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel. So, set a personal example. Throw away your computer!
Computers should have a sign attached saying Israel Inside. The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel . Both the Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrum processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.
Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids.
Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R. & D. facilities outside the US in Israel .
So, due to your complete boycott of anything Israeli, you can now have poor health and no computer.
But your bad news does not end there. Get rid of your cellular phone. Cell phone technology was also developed in Israel by MOTOROLA which has its biggest development center in Israel. Most of the latest technology in your mobile phone was developed by Israeli scientists.
Feeling unsettled? You should be. Part of your personal security rests with Israeli inventiveness, borne out of our urgent necessity to protect and defend our lives from the terrorists you support.
A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is vital that official security and law enforcement authorities have access to cellular jamming and detection solutions. Enter Israel ‘s Net line Communications Technologies with their security expertise to help the fight against terror.
So All The Noise About The Usa Listening To Our Private Telephone Calls, You Should Know It Is Israel Who Is Doing The Listening For Us.
A joint, nonprofit, venture between Israel and Maryland will result in a 5 day Business Development and Planning Conference next March. Elected Israeli companies will partner with Maryland firms to provide innovation to the US need for homeland security.
I also want you to know that Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.
Israel produces more scientific papers per capita – 109 per 10,000 – than any other nation.
Israel has the highest number of startup companies per rata. In absolute terms, the highest number, except the US . Israel has a ratio of patents filed.
Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley . Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, behind the USA .
Israel has more museums per capita.
Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.
Relative to population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth.
These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life. Believe it or not, Israel is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.
Even Warren Buffet of Berkshire-Hathaway fame has just invested millions with Israeli Companies.
So, you can vilify and demonize the State of Israel. You can continue your silly boycott, if you wish. But I wish you would consider the consequences, and the truth.
Think of the massive contribution that Israel is giving to the world, including the Palestinians – and to you – in science, medicine, communications, security
Lat okkum ímynda okkum, at hvønn dag møtast 10 vinir, fyri at drekka eina øl, og at samlaði kostnaðurin av tí er 100 krónur.
Hesar 100 krónur eru bert fyri at foreinkla útrokningarnar
Hvør av teimum skal gjalda 10 krónur.
Men allir hesir 10 vinirnir vóru á einum máli um, at teir skuldu gjalda á sama hatt, sum teir gjaldaðu skatt.
Hetta var úrslitið:
- 4 teir fátækastu, betaltu einki.
- Tann 5 betalti 1 kr.
- Tann 6 betalti 3 kr.
- Tann 7 betalti 7 kr.
- Tann 8 betalti 12 kr.
- Tann 9 betalti 18 kr.
- Tann seinasti (ríkasti) betalti 59 krónur.
Teir 10 vinirnir møttust hvønn dag, fyri at drekka teirra øl, og vóru væl foreintir við átækið.
Intil ein dag, tá eigarin vildi geva teimum avsláttur:
Av tí, at tit eru nakrir sera góðir kundar, havi eg avgjørt við meg sjálvan, at eg vil geva tykkum 20 krónur í avslátturi so tit skulu nú gjalda 80 kr. í staðin fyri 100 kr.
Teir 10 vinirnir avgjørdu í fyrstu atløgu, at gjalda rokningina á sama hátt sum teir goldu skattin.
Teir 4 fyrstu skuldu einki gjalda.
Men, hvussu skuldu hinir 6 (teir gjaldandi) deila avslátturin uppá 20 krónur rættvíst?
Teir funnu út av, at 20 krónur býtt við 6 var 3,3333 kr.
Og um so var, so komu vinir 5 og 6 fáa pening fyri at drekka øl.
Eigarin helt, at tað hevði verði meira rættvíst, at minkað rokningina fyri tann einkulta prosentvíst.
Teir funnu roknimaskinuna framm aftur, og kom til hesa niðurstøðu:
- Tann 5 skuldi einki gjalda (enn ein fátækur var føddur).
- Tann 6 skuldi gjalda 2 kr. Ístaðin fyri 3 kr. (33% avsláttur).
- Tann 7 skuldi gjalda 5 kr. Ístaðin fyri 7 kr. (28% avsláttur).
- Tann 8 skuldi gjalda 8 kr. Ístaðin fyri 12 kr. (25% avsláttur).
- Tann 9 skuldi gjalda 14 kr. Ístaðin fyri 18 kr. (22% avsláttur).
- Tann 10 skuldi gjalda 50 kr. Ístaðin fyri 59 kr. (16% avsláttur).
Hvør av teimum seks “sum goldu” skuldu gjalda minni enn fyrr (og har var entá ein komin afturat, sum drakk frítt) og teir fýra fyrstu, skuldu halda á framm at drekka frítt.
Men tá teir vóru komnir út av vertshúsinum, fóru teir 10 at samanlíkna teirra fíggjarstøðu:
“Eg fekk bara 1 krónu í avslátturi“, segði nr. 6, og meðan hann peikaði á nr. 10 helt hann á framm: “Men hann fekk heilar 9 krónur í avslátturi!”
“Ja”, segði nr. 5, “eg fekk eisini bert 1 krónu út av hasum“.
“Tit hava rætt“, segði nr. 7, “hví skuldi nr. 10 hava 9 krónur í avslatturi, tá eg bert fækk 2 kr. tað er órættvíst, at bert tey ríkastu fáa tann stórsta avslátturin!“
“Bíða“, segði nr. 1: “vit fýra fingu einki í avsláttur! Hetta systemið útnyttar tey fátakastu!”
Teir 9 vinirnir fornermaðu tann 10 so nógv, at hann ikki kom við at drekka øl næsta dagin, so teir vóru noyddir at drekka ølinar, uttan hann.
Men tá gjaldast skuldi, funnu teir út av einum: Teir høvdu ikki pening nokk, ikki eingang til helvtina av rokningini.
Hetta er tann nágreiniliga ummsetingin av skattaskipannini: tey sum gjalda mest, fáa meira út av avslátturinum.
Men, tey, sum bert gjalda lítið (ella) einki, føla seg snítt.
Topskatta tey ríkastu, ákær tey fyri at verða nøkur svín, og tey váða sær ikki at visa seg longur, og drekka sínar øl onkra aðrastaðnar.
- Til tey sum hava skilt hetta, er eingin frágreiðing neyðug.
- Til tey, sum ikki hava skilt hetta, er eingin frágreiðing møgulig.
The incident occurred in the Indian state of Punjab. Two puppies fell into a well. Their mother ran near the well and started barking, and attracted the attention of the owner, who looked inside and to his surprise there was a king cobra at the bottom, which didn’t pose any threat to the puppies. Moreover, the reptile, looked after the puppies, by not allowing them to cross to the other side, where they could possibly drown, when the well is filled with water.
In general, they spent around 48 hours together at the bottom and in these 48 hours the cobra sat quietly next to them. When help finally arrived from the forest department, the cobra slithered to the other end of the well. The puppies were not injured at all and the reptile was immediately taken into the woods and was released into the wild.
Even the most deadly and dangerous creatures on earth know what Co-existence and mutual assistance is. The human race is in this respect far behind, and this is our biggest drawback.
THERE’S AN UNSPOKEN RULE in Danish society about privacy and the public sphere. Danes believe that everyone has the right not to be bothered in public, and that they should be able to go about their business free of awkward exchanges, unsolicited greetings, or general inconveniences created by others.
This silent cultural norm is something I began referring to as the Privacy in Public Act (PIPA), and slowly learned that stepping out of line in public is one of the easiest ways to provoke anger in this flock of stoic Scandinavians.
Research was gathered over 18 months of daily life in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Some of the following strategies were immediately obvious to me, while other conclusions were drawn after long periods of observation, inadvertent social faux pas, or passive-aggressive provocations.
Tactic #1: Ask “How are you?”
I learned this one within days of moving to Denmark, and was fortunate enough to be clued in by a teacher the first time I made the mistake.
The American phrase “how are you?” is a source of amusement for the Danes — it’s a big, fat joke that Americans ask this question in passing with no intention of stopping and listening to the response. If you want to make a friend, ask this question when you have 5-10 minutes to spare. Ask it merely in greeting/passing and that Dane will probably think you’re the most insincere person on the planet.
Tactic #2: Speak their language.
As far as Scandinavian languages go, Danish is considered the most difficult to learn. Only half of the written letters are pronounced in conversation, and a combination of guttural “r’s” and soft “d’s” make developing the proper accent a lifetime achievement. There’s been recent speculation that even the Danes don’t understand each other.
Only 5 million people in the world speak Danish, so their fluency in English and other languages becomes vital from a very young age. They speak English. You know they speak English. They know you know they speak English. So attempting to order your latte in Danish is perceived by your impossibly chic barista as an unnecessary awkwardness that can easily be avoided. She rarely hears her language spoken by foreigners, and it’s easier for her to switch to English than it is to try to understand your accent.
So refuse the English and order your vee-ner-brawd (danish) with confidence. Demand the right to speak the language. She’ll go tight-lipped and speechless.
Tactic #3: Fail to signal in the bike lane.
Like all other aspects of Danish society, bike etiquette is designed to operate like a well-oiled machine. All anticipated actions should be signaled: point low to the right or left if you plan to turn, hold your right hand next to your face if you’re planning to stop, and only use the left side of the lane to pass.
Fail to signal and you will trigger a chain reaction of last-minute breaking and a string of surprisingly violent hisses from passing bikers. They work 37-hour weeks for free healthcare and childcare. Minimum wage is over $20 and the government pays for their college education. Your failure to signal is probably the worst thing that’s happened to them in years.
Tactic #4: Wear your sweatpants in public.
This may seem harsh if you’re on a budget, especially hungover, or attached to the trends of American college campuses. But venturing into the cold light of day in your leggings and university sweatshirt is frowned on, at best. If you insist on wearing your comfies outdoors, invest in a black trench coat and cover that shit up.
The advantage of PIPA is that blending in is generally easy because everyone really wants to mind their own business in return for the same courtesy. But the Danes can stare like Germans if provoked, and there’s nothing worse than being watched like a hawk with your sweats on backwards and last night’s Carlsberg binge on your breath.
Feeling disgruntled that you spent $60 on four weak cocktails last night? Bitter that foreign workers are exempted from that dreamy Danish minimum wage? Feeling wounded by your expat plight? Wear your sweatpants to the 7-11 for hangover hot dogs. That’ll show ‘em.
Tactic #5: Smile at their children (or dogs).
Years of working as a nanny has ingrained in me an unbreakable habit: if a kid stares at me on the train, I smile. Or cross my eyes and make a face. I’ve found that parents in the US tend to appreciate this casual, communal act of entertainment in an environment where meltdowns are potentially imminent and especially embarrassing. Not so in Denmark.
Smiling at Danish children will elicit awkward squirms and suspicious glances from the parent. There’s something about it that’s too close for comfort and in blatant violation of their PIPA. Never mind that their child has watched you turn the last ten pages of your book like an episode of hipster Sesame Street.
Standing in soggy rain gear during your 30-minute commute? Feeling miffed that a woman is monopolizing an entire row of seats on a crowded train with multiple bags and a small dog? Reach down and pet that dog without asking. Rant and rave enthusiastically about how cute it is. In Danish. Get in her space HARD.
Tactic # 6: Act like a human at the grocery store.
The Danes are grocery store robots. Maybe it’s because shopping is one of the few public situations in which they’re forced to cooperate in close proximity, or because budget grocery stores in Copenhagen are notoriously tiny and disorganized. But there’s something about grocery shopping that elicits a deep-seated need for order in the heart of every Dane, and they expect things to go smoothly without having to speak or make eye contact with anyone.
Refuse to play their silent game of chicken as you gather your groceries. Don’t allow yourself to be shouldered out of the way. Don’t move until they’re forced to mutter undskyld (excuse me). Look them in the eye and smile before stepping aside. Acknowledge their existence, and demand to be acknowledged in return.
Approach the register. This is where the game gets serious, and you can’t falter for a second if you hope to maintain your place in line. Half a step to examine the gum rack is all it takes for the Dane behind you to elbow past and claim your spot. And don’t be deterred by the fact that the person behind you is practically on top of you, mirroring your every inch forward as though their life depended on it. Stand your ground.
An expat friend once eloquently observed that a Dane would climb inside your asshole if only to be a few inches closer to the front of the line. But he was in blatant violation of PIPA that morning, and had dared to smile at a Danish child while wearing sweatpants. Perhaps it was the resulting glares that provoked such an extreme analogy.
Af redaktør Henri Nissen
I mange år har kristne ledere advaret imod, at hvis ikke vi i Danmark ændrede moralsk kurs, så ville det gå galt.
Ofte har man latterliggjort disse advarsler. ”Ja ja, ulven kommer… Men det går ikke altid så galt, som præsten prædiker.” – Det er ikke alle, der kan se, hvad der sker med vores samfund. Og nogle vil ikke se det.
Kristendemokraternes gamle formand Jens Møller sagde engang, hvor man i politik talte om at Danmark var på vej ud over den økonomiske afgrund: Vi styrter ikke, men vi går ned i afgrunden skridt for skridt. Derfor mærker vi det ikke, før vi står dernede.
Da jeg og min familie kom hjem efter bare tre år i Afrika i 1999, blev jeg selv rystet over, hvordan sproget i medierne var blevet vulgært og sjofelt. Jeg lagde mærke til det, fordi jeg havde været væk. Men dem, der havde fulgt med udviklingen skridt for skridt, bemærkede åbenbart ikke skredet. Man vænner sig til tingene.
For 50 år siden var der ikke pornografi eller grov vold i tv og sjældent bandeord. Men i dag skal man surfe mellem kanalerne for at slippe for det perverse.
Da man fx lovliggjorde aflivelse af ufødte børn, advarede kristne om, at den manglende respekt for menneskeliv ville føre til, at man efterhånden ville sortere handikappede og børn med et ’forkert’ køn fra. Det var der ingen ’ansvarlige politikere’, der troede på dengang. Men i dag er det realiteten på vores sygehuse. Nu snakker man også om ’dødshjælp’ til ældre og håbløst syge, som – ifølge andre – ikke har noget at leve for.
Narkoen var næsten alle politikere enige om at bekæmpe for 50 år siden, men skridt for skridt har liberale folk arbejdet for at lempe på reglerne. Og nu vil Københavns kommune lovliggøre hashen. Man løser et problem med ulovligt salg ved at gøre det ulovlige lovligt. Lukker øjnene for menneskers ulykke på lang sigt.
Medfølelsen med dem, der falder igennem, er svundet ind i det moderne samfund. Kærligheden er blevet kold.
Ulven kommer! råbte hyrdedrengen i eventyret. Og første gang skabte det stor opmærksomhed. Men da han sagde det flere gange, holdt folk op med at lytte. Til sidst kom ulven virkelig og rev hele fåreflokken ihjel.
Det er næsten profetisk påfaldende, at der nu er kommet ulve tilbage i Danmark, og at mange meningsdannere ønsker, at ulven skal have lov at leve frit.
Der skal være frihed for alt – også det, der ødelægger. For man anerkender ikke længere, at der er noget godt og ondt. Vi har ikke længere den kristne moral. Derfor er det nemt at flytte hegnspæle – eller helt fjerne dem, så ”ulvene i fåreklæder” kan gå på rov.
Det gælder skolen, kulturen, familien… og kirken.
Jeg havde engang en drøm, som jeg aldrig har kunnet glemme. Jeg var på en borg og så ud gennem vinduerne, at der lå dræbte lam hist og her. En ulv var løs, men vi vidste ikke, hvor den var. Måske var den kommet ind på borgen. Alle blev meget bange, og selv lagde jeg mig fladt ned på gulvet for ligesom at gøre mig selv usynlig.
Så var der én, som bøjede sig ned over mig og sagde: ”Du er jo også en hyrde.”
Lad os ikke vende det døve øre til, fordi vi har hørt så ofte, at ulven kommer. For nu er den her – både i direkte og overført betydning. Nu er der brug for hyrder, som passer på fårene. Det kan vi gøre på mange måder. Ikke kun med advarselsord, men med omsorg. Og måske især med bøn.
I den kristne tro og moral har vi et værn imod den vilde junglelov og lovløshed. Vi skal ikke lade os skræmme af hverken ulvehyl og løvebrøl.
For godt nok siger Jesus, at djævelen går omkring som ”en brølende løve”. Men den, der påkalder Jesus-navnet, skal frelses. Og det onde flygter for magten bag dét navn.
Af redaktør Henri Nissen
“Wait for it and you will see” he answered.
- The Muslims are not happy in muslim ruled countries
- They are happy in any other country in the world that is not under a Muslim rule.
And whom do they blame?
· Not Islam.
· Not their leadership.
· Not themselves.
But the same countries in which they are happy to live.
This is so true… Democracy is really good for them:
In a democracy they can live comfortably, Enjoy the high quality of life, which they did not build nor work for, they don’t have to be productive and earn a living, they can be wild, break the law, exploit the social services, wear Burka’s and make a mockery Of our Police and Courts and Generally bite the hand that feeds them.
My question is why do they always try to bring Islam with them, why do they want to turn our Country into the country they left for a better life?
- Travis RushI have never heard any Christian saying that the world would be better off without these people. What’s funny to me is that atheists walk around on God’s fair earth, breathing His fresh air, drinking His life-giving water, eating the food He created, and continually biting the gracious Hand that feeds them. Those who do so are not using the incredible brain He gave them.
You will find Bill Gates listed on “Celebrity Atheists”  and on many other atheist sites. He is even held up as proof that atheists are generous philanthropists. But in an article titled “Bill Gates interview: I have no use for money. This is God’s work,” The Telegraph reported, “It’s not going to stop us succeeding.
It does force us to sit down with the Pakistan government to renew their commitments, see what they’re going to do in security and make changes to protect the women who are doing God’s work and getting out to these children and delivering the vaccine.
”Billionaire, Bill Gates, is not an atheist.
You will also find Steve Jobs listed on “Celebrity Atheists,” and heralded as “A brilliant atheist” on atheist blogs , and many other atheist sites. But just after his tragic death in October, 2011, National Public Radio said, “Jobs told Isaacson [his biographer] that he was ‘50/50’ on the existence of God, and that he wasn’t sure whether there was an afterlife.
Steve Jobs was not an atheist.
2. “The Generous Atheist Billionaires,” October 28th, 2010,http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2010/10/28/the-generous-atheist-billionaires/
3. “Bill Gates interview: I have no use for money. This is God’s work.” The Telegraph, 18 Jan 2013,http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/bill-gates/9812672/Bill-Gates-interview-I-have-no-use-for-money.-This-is-Gods-work.html
5. “R.I.P. Steve Jobs, a brilliant atheist,” October 6th, 2011,http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/christian/T0G4K9S595H70HULR
6. “New Bio Quotes Jobs On God, Gates And Great Design,” October 25,th, 2011 http://www.npr.org/2011/10/25/141656955/new-bio-quotes-jobs-on-god-gates-and-great-design
What an amazingly humble man he was.
After the death of Israel’s first president, Khaim Weizmann, in November 1952, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion offered Einstein the position of President of Israel, a mostly ceremonial post.
The offer was presented by Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Abba Eban, who explained that the offer “embodies the deepest respect which the Jewish people can repose in any of its sons”.
However, Einstein declined, and wrote in his response that he was “deeply moved”, and “at once saddened and ashamed” that he could not accept it:
“All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official function. I am the more distressed over these circumstances because my relationship with the Jewish people became my strongest human tie once I achieved complete clarity about our precarious position among the nations of the world.”