Monday, February 23, 2015

A Jew in Paris and Saudi Cleric: The sun revolves around the Earth

How Can I Do Even Better 

"How can I do even better?" is a valuable self-talk question that can help you improve all areas of your life, especially after making a mistake. Asking this question is much better than excessively obsessing over mistakes, because it will help you improve.

Develop the habit of consistently asking, "How can I do even better?" Even after a tremendous success, we can ask ourselves, "How can I do even better next time?" Those who constantly ask this question will constantly improve.

There is a well-known saying: "We learn from experience." Let's reword this slightly: "We have the potential to learn from experience."

Some people have a lot of experiences, but they don't learn from them. They just repeat the same patterns over and over again. However, a person who keeps asking himself, "How can I do even better next time?" will learn from each experience.

Love Yehuda Lave

A Jew in Paris

Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

The day the Earth stood still is every day, one Saudi cleric claims - on Galileo's birthday.

By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 2/17/2015, 10:36 AM

The earth revolves around the sun, or vice versa?
The earth revolves around the sun, or vice versa?

The sun revolves around the Earth, a Saudi cleric insisted to a student panel Sunday - prompting a social media storm. 

Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari told a student that the Earth is "stationary and does not move," according to Al-Arabiya, justifying the statement with religious texts and statements.

But then he tried to debunk the common knowledge about the Earth's rotation using "logic," in a visual demonstration that prompted the speech to go viral. 

"First of all, where are we now?" he asked. "We go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?!"

Khaibari argued, confusingly, that the Earth cannot rotate because it would render air travel impossible.

If a plane stops still in air, he said, and the Earth rotated, than China would either be moving toward it or moving away from it, and "the plane would never reach China" because "China is also rotating." 

The exchange prompted a viral hashtag in Arabic on Twitter, translated loosely by the news agency as #cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth.

One student pointed out on the social network that the speech had been given on February 15 - Galileo Galilei's birthday. 

Religious and political officials in Muslim countries have made such outrageous claims before.

In November, the Turkish Science Minister insisted that "Muslims discovered the Earth was round," instead of Galileo - or the plethora of Western and Eastern thinkers, astronomers, and cartographers who preceded him. 

Weeks earlier,  Turkish Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Muslims discovered America.

Netanyahu to Conference of Presidents: It's My Sacred Duty To Make Israel's Case

Errors piled upon Errors:



James Aloysius "Ace" Lyons, Jr. (born September 28, 1927) is a retired Admiral in the United States Navy whose 36-year career was capped by serving as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 16 September 1985 to 30 September 1987. 


You will never see him interviewed in the liberal mainstream media.


Watch him on this three-minute video and you'll understand why.