Don't Let Hurts Blind You To The Good
If someone has done something to you that you feel angry about, focus on some good quality of that person. He might have helped others or have virtues you can appreciate. The positive aspects of his character could be sufficient for you to erase your feelings of anger toward him.Say to yourself, "It's enough for me that he has done some good in the past, and I owe him/her gratitude"
Finding G-d by Rabbi David Aaron
Chris Christie talks about the sanctity of life
"SECRETS of the SECRET SERVICE & The Presidents They Protected"
"In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect"
by Ronald Kessler
The Truth Eventually Makes Its Way To The Top
Very interesting but not surprising. Scroll down to read what Kessler thinks of the presidents he served. And now, you'll know the rest of the story. Interesting snippets from Ronald Kessler's book about our presidents.
JOHN & JACQUELINE KENNEDY
A philanderer of the highest order. She ordered the kitchen help to save all the left-over wine from State dinners, mixed it with fresh wine and served again during the next White House occasion.
LYNDON & LADYBIRD JOHNSON
Another philanderer of the highest order. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is long. Both JFK and LBJ kept a lot of women in the White House for extramarital affairs and both had set up early warning systems to alert them if/when their wives were nearby. Both were promiscuous and oversexed men. She was either naive or just pretended to not know about her husband's many liaisons.
RICHARD & PAT NIXON
A "moral" man but very odd, weird, paranoid. He had a horrible relationship with his family and was almost a recluse. She was quiet most of the time.
Nice, decent man. Everyone in the Secret Service was surprised by his downfall.
GERALD & BETTY FORD
A true gentlemen who treated the Secret Service with respect and dignity. He had a great sense of humor. She drank a lot!
JIMMY & ROSALYN CARTER
A complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to public and very different in private e.g. would be shown carrying his own luggage but the suitcases were always empty. He kept empty ones just for photo ops. He wanted people to see him as pious and a non-drinker but he and his family drank a lot of alcohol! He had disdain for the Secret Service and was very irresponsible with the "football" with nuclear codes. He didn't think it was a big deal and would keep military aides at a great distance. Often did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service personnel assigned to serve him. She mostly did her own thing.
RONALD & NANCY REAGAN
The real deal, moral, honest, respectful and dignified. They treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor, thanked everyone all the time. He took the time to know everyone on a personal level. One favorite story was early in his Presidency when he came out of his room with a pistol tucked on his hip. The agent in charge asked: "Why the pistol, Mr. President?" He replied, "In case you boys can't get the job done, I can help." It was common for him to carry a pistol. When he met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase. She was very nice but very protective of the President and the Secret Service was often caught in the middle. She tried hard to control what he ate. He would say to the agent, "Come on, you gotta help me out." The Reagan's drank wine during State dinners and special occasions only otherwise they shunned alcohol. The Secret Service could count on one hand the times they were served wine during family dinner. For all the fake bluster of the Carters, the Reagan's were the ones who lived life as genuinely moral people.
GEORGE H. & BARBARA BUSH
Extremely kind and considerate, always respectful. Took great care in making sure the agents' comforts were taken care of. They even brought them meals. One time she brought warm clothes to agents standing outside at Kennebunkport. One was given a warm hat and, when he tried to say "no thanks" even though he was obviously freezing, the President said "Son, don't argue with the First Lady. Put the hat on." He was the most prompt of the Presidents. He ran the White House like a well-oiled machine. She ruled the house and spoke her mind.
BILL & HILLARY CLINTON
Presidency was one giant party. Not trustworthy. He was nice mainly because he wanted everyone to like him but to him life is just one big game and party. Everyone knows about his sexuality. She is another phony. Her personality would change the instant cameras were near. She hated, with open disdain the military and Secret Service. She was another who felt people were there to serve her. She was always trying to keep tabs on Bill Clinton.
An egotistical ass who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail lecturing his son that he needed to do better in school or he would end up like these guys, pointing to the agents.
GEORGE W. & LAURA BUSH
The Secret Service loved him and Laura Bush. He was also the most physically in shape who had a very strict workout regimen. The Bushes made sure their entire administrative and household staff understood that they were to respect and be considerate of the Secret Service.She was one of the nicest First Ladies, if not the nicest. She never had any harsh words to say about anyone.
BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA
Clinton all over again - hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service. He is egotistical and cunning. He looks you in the eye and appears to agree with you but turns around and does the opposite. He has temper tantrums. She is a complete bitch who basically hates anybody who is not black, hates the military and looks at the Secret Service as servants.
A 'TRUE STORY ABOUT' General McChrystal's resignation in Obama's office from General McChrystal's book ~ NEVER STAND IN LINE AGAIN.
Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, was called into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go well when the President accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President.
"It's not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support you as Commander-in-Chief,"
McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his resignation.
Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation, the President made a cheap parting shot, "I bet when I die you'll be happy to piss on my grave."
The General saluted and said, "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the Army I'd never stand in line again."
'A great revival of Israel': Joseph's Tomb restoredTwo weeks after Arab rioters burned it down, tomb of Biblical figure restored in overnight operation in Samaria fixing the PA's 'barbarity.'By Yoni KempinskiFirst Publish: 11/3/2015, 8:05 AM
Two weeks after it was burned down and desecrated by Arab rioters, Joseph's Tomb, the Biblical grave located in Samaria's Shechem (Nablus), was repaired Monday night in an overnight operation.
The five-hour long repair operation that involved a week's worth of work was conducted by rabbis, IDF officers, and over 50 experts in repairs including engineers, electricians, stone-workers, and various other contractors.
In the operation initiated by Samaria regional council head Yossi Dagan, the grave marker at the site was likewise completely renewed and repaired.
Dagan was joined by his deputy Davidi Ben-Tzion, as well as Samaria Chief Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, and other leading regional figures and IDF commanders.
"This is an historic and moving moment," said Dagan. "Joy and sadness are mixed. On the one hand we merit - together with IDF soldiers and commanders, members of the Samaria regional council, representatives of the official state of Israel - to fix even a little the awful damage of the barbarity of the Palestinian Authority (PA) that vandalized such a holy place to the Jewish people and a site of historical importance to all of humanity."
"On the other hand, you see the awful destruction. To come here at midnight like thieves in the night, to a place that is without a doubt ours, is not an easy feeling."
Dagan's mention of the PA references how despite PA Security Forces eventually breaking up the Arab rioters who burned the site, they first allowed them to wreak mayhem, and local leaders noted such wide-scale destruction could not have taken place without the PA supporting or at the least allowing it. Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said the PA "is like ISIS" after visiting the burned site.
"I call on the government of Israel to gather strength to implement sovereignty fully over this holy site, which even according to the awful (1994) Oslo Accords needs to be in Israeli control," added Dagan.
That Israeli control lasted until Arab rioters occupied, desecrated and burned down the site in 2000 amid the Second Intifada terror war. Since then it has problematically been left under PA control, with the IDF only allowing Jews to visit once a month on Rosh Chodesh.
Rabbi Elyakim said of the reconstruction: "with G-d's help the nation of Israel will arise to resurrection after this night, it will be a sign of a great revival for the nation of Israel."
Night-time operation in Joseph's Tomb Meir Brachia