From this moment, every new act of courage you see, hear or read about can be viewed as part of your lifetime program of learning how to act with courage.
You will be more aware of this attribute wherever you are and wherever you go. You will observe what you would have missed out on, had you not been viewing the courage of others as your model to learn from.
Learn about courage from the Russian that helped save the world, Vasili Arkhipov, below.
Learn about our lack of courage as the Arabs slaugher us in our land and we nothing.
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Hamas Animated Video Threatens Assassination of MK Glick [video] Make that his second assassination, seeing as the Likud freshman MK has already undergone one point blank shooting by an Arab assassin.
What has Israel come to?. Draconian Rule means we, the public have no say !
$21 Million Dollars paid to Turkish families connected to Marmara Boarding incident by Israeli troop boarding party.How much was paid to these Israelis who physically suffered exceptional use of force(One man had his ear cut off) at the hands of the Turkish resisters? As far as is known, there has been no mention of Israeli troop compensation for this grave incident, .If I was a Greek,or Greek Cypriot,I would be most discomforted by thismove. An Entedre Cordiale with the Turks should be out !
Cold War, cool head – Meet the man who saved the world from a nuclear war
Back in the 1960s, the world was a tiny bit scarier than it is today. Mostly because the threat of a nuclear war was permanently overshadowing the world politics. One might think that the specter of the horrors of WWII and the still recent memory of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were making everyone in the world of politics constantly walk on eggs. One couldn't be more wrong.
In 1953 a revolution broke out in Cuba. Six years later, the country was led by communist revolutionaries, who attempted to 'export' their revolution to the neighboring countries, traditionally seen by the US as their own 'backyard'. This quickly led to a long-lasting US embargo. Cuba thus turned to the USSR, and the two ideologically complementary countries quickly developed close political and military ties. In 1962 this Cuba became a repository for Soviet nuclear weapons, and the Cuban Missile Crisis ensued.
International waters were swamped with submarines, aircraft carriers, and battleships, both US and Soviet. Diplomatic measures were proving on a daily basis to be insufficient – if not inapt – for the resolution of tensions between the Cold War rivals. Hundreds of meters below the surface, one crew of a Soviet submarine had been cut out from the outside world for days, hiding from its US pursuers.
It was a Foxtrot class diesel-electric B-59 nuclear submarine. On 27 October 1962, eleven US Navy destroyers and the aircraft carrier USS Randolph spotted the submarine and started dropping so-called 'depth charges' – explosives intended to make the submarine resurface and identify itself.
Being cut out from the radio communication for too long, the captain of the submarine, Valentin Grigorievitch Savitsky, thought that the outright war already broke out and decided it was time to fight back with their strongest weapon – the T-5 nuclear torpedo. In order for this action to take place, a unanimous decision had to be made among the three submarine officers. Savitsky and the political officer, Ivan Semonovich Maslennikov, were all in. Flotilla commander, Vasili Arkhipov, disagreed.
Arkhipov had already been involved in a nuclear incident. Only a year ago, in July, he was serving as a deputy commander of a K-19 nuclear submarine whose coolant – as well as radio communication – system suffered a serious malfunction. Having no backup systems, Arkhipov ordered his men to come up with a solution, else the nuclear meltdown was inevitable.
The entire crew, including Arkhipov, was irradiated and all members of the engineering crew died within a month of finding a solution to the imminent disaster. So, Vasili Arkhipov was kind of an experienced actor in this field.
His reputation might have helped him convince other commanders to step away from the red button. After all, he didn't prevent a nuclear disaster just so he could start one of his own. The submarine eventually resurfaced and backed away. Arkhipov's cool head extended the lives of many two years in a row. Even though he never received any official honors for his role, the humanity owes him a great deal of respect.
Historians, sociologists, and philosophers have been trying for centuries to figure out the dilemma of what constitutes a decisive social actor. Can a well-placed human being prove to be more important than thousands of misplaced others? It turns out, it surely can.
Ben Stein's Diary Brexit Was Sparked by Rape and Crime BEN STEIN June 25, 2016, 1:08 am
That's what the PC media would rather ignore. "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." So supposedly said the Iron Duke of Wellington, referring, of course to the crushing defeat of Napoleon by the Allies on an 1815 Belgian battlefield and the rousing competitive spirit of the British ruling class, officers in the Royal Army. That spirit was said to have been instilled in them by the games playing at one of the premier English "public" schools, by which we would mean boarding schools.
May I add, "The Battle of Brexit, Britain, and Brussels was lost by Europe on the playing fields and in the alleys and immigrant housing of the British town of Rotherham." There, over a period of twenty years, over 1,000 British girls were assaulted, raped, held captive, gang raped by Muslim immigrants to the UK, especially from Arab Middle Eastern countries and Pakistan. It was a stupendous scandal, apparently duplicated all over Britain on a greater or lesser scale.
It has also been duplicated and then some in Sweden. In the wake of a decision about ten years ago that allowed about 1.5 million Muslims into Sweden, Stockholm's rape rate has gone up by a factor of about fifteen. Most of it has come from these immigrants and their sons.
Not all, but a lot of white and Asian Europeans are sick of it. They don't want any more immigrants. They're done with Political Correctness. They're sick of taking in refugees and seeing their good deeds go paid with rape.
That, according to the Internet, is what happened on Thursday in the Brexit vote. Britain does not yet allow unlimited Muslim movement into the Sceptered Isle as Germany did for a time with the former Reich. Good. The voters of the UK saw what a much smaller number of immigrants could do in the way of terrorizing their females and their towns. They don't want to be part of an EU that willfully brings such people into the UK.
That, as I read it, is in large measure responsible for the exit from the EU that was voted in and on two days ago. It wasn't about tariffs or orders from Brussels about rotation of crops. It was about violence and specifically rape.
That's what I read and that's what makes sense. It wasn't economics. It was crime that was the motivator.
But once the Brexit was done, there would be an economic component, and that is what the Politically Correct media would talk about. And what a load of nonsense they did talk. People said there would be a crash. There would be a worldwide recession. It would be a disaster for Europe and for Britain and for the USA. In perfect time, the speculators and traders beat out a serious downturn in the markets of the world.
But why? The tariffs that were in place on Thursday morning are still in place. There will be no serious movement in terms of trade for months if not years. Even if there is a breakup of the whole EU, which could happen, each country in it would still need to import coal or hides or rubber or software or whatever they import today. There would be no stoppage of trade.
Europe has been committed to ultra-low tariffs for decades. They're committed to free trade. If there have to be 27 stamps on a bill of lading instead of one, that's easily done with modern equipment. If travelers need passports to go from Austria to Italy — well, isn't that what Europe wants now?
So… what would change? Perhaps, in the tumult, there would be some slippage of exports from the USA to Britain. That's possible. But the magnitudes are tiny. The USA exports about $55 billion worth of goods to the UK per year as of 2015. That's barely more than three-tenths of one percent of U.S. GDP. If that fell by a few billion, it would be trivial compared with the USA's $18 trillion output. There is no foreseeable outcome about U.S. trade with Britain or any other European country that would have a major impact on the USA economy.
Or, you could put it another way: on Friday after the Brexit was approved, the USA stock markets lost about (very roughly) $1.5 trillion of value — and this was over a purely hypothetical disruption of trade of a few billions. It makes no sense at all.
Traders like to scare people. That's how they make their money. It doesn't mean that what they say is real or true.
What's the future? Who knows? But people will need to have food, houses, cars, gasoline, computers, and airplanes. The world will still need what the USA produces. There will be a lot of shrieking in Europe for some time. But as Ferris Bueller so aptly said, "I'm not European. I don't plan on being European…"
We're doing fine economically. But a nation that does not enforce its laws is not a nation, as Mr. Trump aptly said.