Thursday, March 5, 2015

Photographs from 100 years ago and the bike that you could pedal as fast as a car and Happy Purim

Expect Insults When Influencing Others

The Chafetz Chaim  (one of our great sages from the early 1900's) wrote: "If you try to influence others to improve, at times they might insult you for your efforts. So before you approach someone, realize you may be insulted and try to accept it. Don't reply to their insults, nor let those insults deter you from your goal. The more difficulties you have in trying to do good, the more elevated you become.
"If you were new in business and an experienced businessman made fun of you, you would not give up trying to make a profit. You would still make an effort to be successful. After a while no one would make fun of you. Trying to influence others is similar. Even though in the beginning some may mock you, if you are sincere [and persistent], they will eventually respect you."

Love Yehuda Lave

Human-powered velomobiles are meant to be a quirky alternative to cars.But because these pedal-powered machines can't go as fast, these vehicles have up until now been relegated to the travelling on the side of the road Now Minneapolis-based inventor Rich Kronfield has created an electric-assist 'Raht Racer' velomobile that he claims can travel at up to 100mph (160km/h).

Breakthrough pill can CURE diabetes: New drug fights both types of killer disease

A significant claim to say that it can "CURE" ! It will raise hope for millions of people .

Bomb sniffing elephants

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Elephants  as most people know,are an endangered species.It would seem most  inappropriate for them to engage in explosive detection,for if anything went wrong ,there would be a depletion of their numbers.Many would suggest that their use borders on cruelty.Pigs and Rats ought to  be considered as we regard them dispensable. They have an acute sense of smell .,and what is more, their period of gestation is fractional to that of  an elephant.What are we coming to if we have to incorporate poor 'Dumbos' into the armed services.II would suggest that they make a run for it into the 'Kruger National Park and go AWOL !

This is not Purim torah..The truth of what we face on this Purim..Happy Purim we must still pray!!
Liberal Jewish Organizations in US supporting Israel boycott.

: Photographs from 100 years ago.

These were really professional photographers who took these pictures...
Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a
100 years old.
There aren't many old photos as good, remember they didn't have film
or digital photo cards in those days. Most probable is that these were
glass plate images and taken thru a pin hole type camera and the
opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure. Developing
was another tedious task during which they had to be careful not
to break the glass!
Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.


Atlantic City, 1910.


The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.


Station "Louisville-Nashville," Florida, in 1910.


Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910.
Love those cars.


The beach in Atlantic City, 1915.
Note the men in coats and ties.


Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
I didn't realize there was so much destruction in that earthquake.


Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927.
How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.


Washington, DC, 1914.
Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(thoughty? must have been a popular word back in the day)


Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.


Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.



I wouldn't want to walk across this street in a long dress.


Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910.


Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905.


View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.


Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915.


Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.


Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.


The New York Public Library, New York, 1915.
Didn't realize they had 4-laners in those days.


Wall Street, New York, 1911.
The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.


Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.
Look at those top hats!
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Iran Could nuke New York, Bennett warns Americans
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett warned American TV viewers Sunday that Iranian nuclear ambitions were a direct threat to the West, and that the regime in Tehran was developing its missile program abilities with an eye to launching nuclear attacks on major Western cities. Bennett, who is Israel's economy minister, told Fox News in an interview that Iran, "the biggest exporter of terror in the world," was developing nuclear warheads and intercontinental missiles capable of reaching New York, London and Paris. He underscored that a nuclear-armed Iran was not only a threat to Israel and the Middle East, noting that Iran was already capable of hitting Israel with its Shahab rockets if it wanted to. Bennett traveled to the US with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend to attend Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress Tuesday, where he is expected to warn US lawmakers against an emerging nuclear deal whose reported terms he's vociferously opposed.
Reiterating his comments from an AIPAC address earlier that day, Bennett called the emerging deal between Iran and western powers "an unmitigated disaster" that "effectively legitimizes Iran's uranium enrichment program. "It creates a path for them to get a bomb in the next few years," he said. During the interview, Bennett referred to the six UN Security Council resolutions that banned Iran from enriching uranium, and pointed to almost two dozen other countries that use nuclear power without an enrichment program. On Monday, a senior official traveling with Netanyahu said that the prime minister would reveal details from the emerging nuclear deal to "uninformed" US lawmakers during his speech to Congress on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters covering the prime minister's trip that Israel knows more about the agreement with Iran than many members of Congress. "We know many details from the agreement being put together, details that we feel members of Congress are unaware of," the official said. "According to the information we have, the deal currently taking shape will leave Iran with the capability to build a nuclear weapon, if [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei makes a decision to do so."