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Cancellation At the Service of the Lie, Part I - The American Mind

A free and decent civilization won't survive if intellectual life becomes merely a weapon in the hands of those with an ideological agenda.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 12, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 12, 2024 Meanwhile, every week Israel produces groundbreaking innovations that the world would be crazy to boycott.  As we approach the 76th birthday of the Jewish State, recent achievements include a hand-

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 5, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 5, 2024 The highlights include: Israel shows gratitude to all its supporters during the current war. An Israeli startup allows you to grow your own replacement bones. The first Arab women to become Universit

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97 Facts About Generation X

The generation born between 1965 and 1980 loves nostalgia, has a ton of student debt, and hates cooking.

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Sanity Report: The Real World – Israel’s Positive News 7th Apr 24

Sanity Report: The Real World – Israel’s Positive News 7th Apr 24 With so many false accusations, distortions, and propaganda in the Mainstream Media, it is only possible to see the “real” Israel in a newsletter such as this. I recommend t

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Mar. 27, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Mar. 27, 2024 Jefferies CEO: “There is an influx of innovation here that makes Israel an important place for investors.” Rich Handler, who led the sale of shares of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to fore

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 24, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 24, 2024 Jews around the world have just heard how Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from annihilation over 2,000 years ago. This week, the positive Israeli news is full of the achievements of Israeli wo

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 18, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 18, 2024 The abbreviation JDI and Just Do It! are trademarks of the products of a well-known company, but they have entered the English language to mean “Get on with it” and “Don’t

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 10, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 10, 2024 Five months after Oct 7, Israel is certainly Up and Running – even stronger than before.  Residents have returned to battered communities in the south and rehabilitation hospitals and charit

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Some fears about Islam are entirely rational

Richard Dawkins on the perils of outlawing ‘Islamophobia’.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 25, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 25, 2024 In Israel, we’re slowly seeing the country emerge from one of the darkest times since the Holocaust. Evacuees are returning to their homes in the South as the threat from terrorists in Gaza i

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PODCAST | Yeah, I Have A Problem With Presidents' Day

As we get into this Presidents' Day edition of America’s Third Watch, I want to go on record as saying I was never a fan of homogenizing Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday together and then enjoining all of the presidents into that me

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PODCAST | Voting ‘Present' On Condemning Rape & Sexual Assault?

Before we get into the meat of this America's Third Watch segment, I just had to comment on the absolute abdication of humanity exercised by US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in her “present” vote addressing Hamas' use of rape and sexual assault

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It’s Not Left v. Right…It’s Elitism v. Freedom

As we stampede into the 2024 General Election, we hear – and rightly so – that our country has never been more divided. Republican and Democrat, Conservative and Liberal, people are anchored in their ideology and it will be a gargantuan effort to reco

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PODCAST | Unsportsmanlike Conduct & A Horrible Role Model

I didn’t watch the Super Bowl so I am making my points based on the extensive social media coverage of Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce going unhinged on his coach. Kelce – or as I like to refer to him, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend – exhibited no

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PODCAST | Excuse Me? Trump Has Already Been Acquitted on Insurrection Charges

With the release of special counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents, it appears we are once again facing a Hillary Clinton-James Comey moment. Where everyone was outraged that Clinton wouldn’t be held to acc

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PODCAST | George Stephanopoulos Exposes His Partisan Constitutional Illiteracy

On a recent edition of ABC News This Week, host George Stephanopoulos abruptly ended an interview with US Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), because Vance wouldn’t take a knee to the idea that the Executive Branch bureaucracy has autonomy outside the pleasure of the

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 4, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 4, 2024 Israel’s resilience in the wake of the Oct 7 onslaught has astounded many of its overseas supporters and opponents alike. Israel is making an astonishing comeback, as this week’s positive newsle

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Take It Easy…No One ‘Hates' Taylor Swift

I find myself sitting at my keyboard – stunned and incredulous – that I am writing about the over-marketed pop star Taylor Swift. Strange times, indeed, as they say. But the controversy brewing around Swift (or her manufactured persona) is starting to

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PODCAST | A Couple Of Things To Understand Before Your Opinion On The Middle East Matters

I’d like to touch on a subject that GenZers and GenZ Alphas – and maybe even some later Millennials – wouldn’t fully understand from experience. The subject matter is what most people mistakenly call “radical Islam.” It is important for a coup

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PODCAST | Letting The Days Go By: This Is Not My Beautiful House

Before we get to this morning’s segments on America’s Third Watch with Kyle Warren, in which we discuss both how our federal government got to this level of dysfunction, and a pathway to rectifying this serious issue, I wanted to to point out a prime

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PODCAST | It’s Official…The GOP Primary Season Is Over

I wanted to play Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign suspension speech. It is just five minutes long, but it illustrates the humble modesty of a true leader. Far from utilizing the typical “blame everyone else” political move th

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VIDEO | January 6th: A Timeline Of Events That Raises Many Questions

Many narratives were crafted about the protest that occurred at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Almost all of the ones produced by Congress and the mainstream media shop the narrative of a violent mob that, unprovoked, stormed the Capitol Buil

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Insurrection: Does The Left Understand The Meaning Of The Word?

In The Princess Bride, Vizzini constantly uses the word “inconceivable” as an exclamation, whether the word fits the moment or not. At one point, another character, Iñigo Montoya looks at Vizzini after he misuses the word for the umpteenth time and s

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PODCAST | The Errors In Biden’s Speech Were Many…But This Is The Most Egregious

Before we get to Monday’s segment of America’s Third Watch, I wanted to make a few comments about Joe Biden’s disgraceful Valley Forge speech. To put it bluntly, there was so much disingenuousness in that speech – so much politically driven propag

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PODCAST | He’s Hitting The Mark…Too Bad The Media Is Ignoring Him

In recent days, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has made some very dangerous statements for someone in his position. He is speaking the truth and the establishment, Deep State political apparatus doesn’t like it. How can they? They hat

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Jan. 7, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Jan. 7, 2024 As we welcome in 2024, I think we would all welcome a better year than 2023. Parents of IDF lone soldiers have been flown to Israel to give a surprise welcome to their children. And a support

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We Are Losing Generations To Inept Parenting & The Transitioners

In my more recent articles, I have been critical of GenZ, so much so that some of the more thin-skinned free subscribers have dropped their subscriptions to my Substack (I chalk that up to issue bandwagoning). But the fact of the matter is this. I am not

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PODCAST | You Can’t Toss Someone Off Of A Ballot Without Due Process

Now Maine. The election “authority” in that state, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, has decided – unilaterally – that Donald Trump should be removed from the federal election ballot in Maine because he is an insurrectionist.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/31/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/31/23 As 2023 comes to an end, I unashamedly write this introduction with much emotion. There are now definite signs that Israel is winning the war against Hamas in Gaza. It cannot fail, thanks to a w

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How We Should Be Pushing Back Against The Propagandistic Left

As the clash between the terrorist organization Hamas and the sovereign nation of Israel rages on, the neo-fascist Left’s propaganda machine is in full whir, their special interest operatives whipping the ignorant GenZers and late-to-reality Millennials

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/24/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/24/23 It’s clear in last week’s positive news that Israeli forces are steadily clearing Hamas terrorists from Gaza. We learned that on Oct 7, another Israeli hero gave dozens of survivors a clear e

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Peace On Earth Goodwill Towards Men…If Only

“Peace of earth, goodwill towards men.” We hear this phrase every year during the holidays, albeit less and less thanks to the marketing-driven “reimagined” Christmas. But it wasn’t too long ago that people – if only for a month – put some w

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CTECH-Latest Innovation & Technology News: Israel at War 12/22/23

CTECH-Latest Innovation & Technology News: Israel at War 12/22/23 Construction giant Lennar acquires full control of former proptech unicorn Veev. Veev, valued at $1 billion in March 2022, recently entered insolvency in the United States due to an inabili

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PODCAST | Phobias…The Woke Left’s Got ‘Em

In this segment of America’s Third Watch, we discuss – among other things – the woke Left’s neverending list of phobias. Oh, sure they present as being these confident social justice warriors, but the fact of the matter is this. That confidence is

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The Woke's Shallow Crusade Against US History Continues

Just when you thought the stupidity of erasing history had stopped, now comes news that the poison of wokeism is inside the gates at Arlington National Cemetery. That this story isn’t front-page news is disgusting. As Americans, we should be ashamed for

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PODCAST | Oh, You’re A Change-Agent Activist? (Yawn)

Before we get into this current segment of America’s Third Watch, I wanted to preface a point that we touch on, which centers on the obnoxious trend of everyone needing to be a change-agent activist.

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There’s A Big Difference Between Capitalism & Corporatism

Suppose you can get past the hateful throngs of ideologically brainwashed antisemitic protesters on college campuses and in our urban areas. In that case, you will find yourself at the second layer of the indoctrination onion which compels today’s youth

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PODCAST | He Who Controls The Food & Means To Healthcare...

Before we get to this morning’s segment on America's Third Watch, I wanted to touch on an item that I believe is getting little coverage in the mainstream media and the coverage it is getting is convoluted.

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PODCAST | Why Is It We Don’t Learn From These Things?

Before I intro this morning’s segment on America’s Third Watch, I want to point out the overt and deliberate attack on innocent Israelis in Jerusalem last Thursday by Hamas terrorists. This attack resulted in the murders of six people and the severe i

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Time To Castrate The United Nations

Thanks for downloading and listening. Before we get into this Monday's edition of America's Third Watch – in which we debate the reality of Bidenomics and talk about the crimes committed by Hamas against the Israeli people, I wanted to point y

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Not Just No But Hell No!

We in the United States are facing a full-on assault against the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, the most important inalienable right possessed by a free people. And while the right to free speech is codified in the US Bill of Rights, this att

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Israel at War: CTECH Innovation & Technology News

Israel at War: CTECH Innovation & Technology News Bank of Israel: Gaza war to cost economy over $50 billion. Israel’s budgetary costs for the war (expenditures + loss of income) are expected to total 198 billion shekels (approximately $53 billion) ̵

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Political Reprobates Of The Left Prove Their Lust For Power Eclipses All

As if the world needed any more proof that the globalist-aligned, neo-fascist American Left has a debilitating addiction to power, now comes the 2023 “selling of the souls” in the politically-motivated packaging of aid to Israel and a new traunch mone

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Biden Administration Wants To Continue Spying On Americans In The US

If you had any misgivings about the totalitarian, unconstitutional nature of today’s neo-fascist Left in the United States this development should quell those misgivings. A bipartisan bill moving through Congress

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PODCAST | Are Tinfoil Hats Becoming A Fashion Statement?

Listen now (32 mins) | As a precursor to today’s segment on America’s Third Watch with Kyle Warren, I wanted to mention two things. First, please take some time to read The Anti-Freedom Movements Aren’t So Different, the featured story at Undergroun

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The Anti-Freedom Movements Aren’t So Different

As misinformed and indoctrinated college students continue to fall prey to the poison of Islamic totalitarian propaganda regarding the victim status that has been bestowed on Hamas, it would be prudent to push back against the false narratives flooding ou

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Nov. 12, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Nov. 12, 2023 The highlights include: Hamas got more than they bargained for at Kfar Maimon. Israeli migraine relief device works immediately and long term. 200 of the world’s best-known multinationals

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PODCAST | In An Official Capacity, It’s Irresponsible & Actionable

Listen now (29 mins) | Before we get into this morning’s segments on America’s Third Watch, in which we discuss not only Squad member and US Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI), incendiary X post published Friday but some of the lesser-known violent directi

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It’s Can’t Be A Same-Old-Same-Old Response This Time

Listen now (31 mins) | Before we get into Friday’s segment of Amerca’s Third Watch in which Kyle Warren and I discuss a variety of subjects – from the worthlessness of the United Nations in the Middle Eastern conflicts, to the very real fact that re

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This Week’s Sanity Report: Israel at War Nov. 5, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report: Israel at War Nov. 5, 2023 The highlights include: Israel has become the “Volunteer Nation”. Two Israeli startups have donated their stress-relieving medical devices. Six of TIME Magazine’s 200 best inventions of 202

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How About We Enforce The Laws We Have…Everywhere?!

Listen now (30 mins) | In this episode of America’s Third Watch, Kyle Warren and I discuss a variety of topics including how retailers – especially in California and up the West Coast – are lobbying Congress to create federal law that would combat t

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CTECH: Israel While in War- Innovation & Technology News Oct. 25, 2023

CTECH: Israel While in War- Innovation & Technology News Oct. 25, 2023 1948 Ventures launches amid war, reaffirms a bright future for Israeli tech. The VC fund will invest at the early stage in dual-use technology, with military and civilian applications.

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The Death Of Mainstream Media Credibility

If the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war has reiterated any one point – besides the fact that the Arab world will never leave the Israelis to enjoy peace in the land the international community codified to them in 1947 – it is this. No one, anywhere, believes

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PODCAST | The Cancerous Metastasizing Of The Neo-Axis Powers

Listen now (30 mins) | Before we get into this morning’s segment on America's Third Watch, in which we talk at length about the coalescing of a new neo-Axis power joining Iran, Russia, China, South Korea, and a gaggle of lesser satellite nations to

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This Week’s SANITY Report from ISRAEL Oct. 22,2023

This Week’s SANITY Report from ISRAEL Oct. 22, 2023 POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Mystery man buys tickets for returning reservists. An orthodox Jewish man stood by the counter of El Al Airlines at JFK airport and paid for anyone’s flight who pre

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PODCAST | Ineptitude, Opportunism & Corruption vs. Some Common Sense

Listen now (52 mins) | After our regular segment on America’s Third Watch with Kyle Warren, we’re going to try something a little new. This is what I was referring to in my last mailout about trying something a little different; a little unique.

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PODCAST | There’s Something Happening Here…What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear

Listen now (25 mins) | As we watch the atrocities committed by Hamas play out, it is hard not to believe that there is something much more nefarious underway. It is obvious that Iran is playing a significant role in the mass murder that has taken place in

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The Cowards Of The Collegiate Left: Ignorant & Entitled

In the aftermath of the Hamas terror attack on Israel last weekend, the Leftist university population protested in support of Hamas. Student groups at Arizona State University and Indiana University took to their school's commons

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Employers: You Don’t Need to Bring Employees Back to the Office to Build a Culture | Workplace Coach Blog

Building a company culture with hybrid or remote employees: here's what leaders need to do and here's how to involve employees

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PODCAST | This Activist Principal Actually Deserves The January 6th Treatment

Listen now | I wanted to touch on two things that we didn't get to talk about too much this morning. The first one was Gavin Newsom's appointment of Laphonza Butler, the director of Emily's List, to fill in for Dianne Feinstein's vacan

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It’s Time To Dispense With The Embarrassing ‘Debate’ Charade

If you have watched any of the circus acts that are being shopped to the American public as the Republican Presidential Debates then you are probably no stranger to this question. “What have I learned?” The most common answer to that question is this.

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PODCAST | Less Government. More Freedom.

Listen now (26 mins) | Before we get to this morning’s segment on The Captain’s America: Third Watch, I wanted to double down on some things we talked about at the end of the second segment. First, we need to expunge the idea that the Democrat Party i

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 20, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 20, 2023 The Jewish New Year is a very appropriate time to celebrate more new exciting Israeli life-changing innovations and activities. These include new ways to combine cancer treatments to increase effe

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‘Our Government Is Trying To Kill Us’

Many of us recognize that for almost a century our federal government has been expanding its authority over the states – and the people – in a way that is forbidden by the US Constitution. Using a contorted scheme of precedent law – not constitution

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PODCAST | Biden's Slap In The Face Needs To Serve As A Wake-Up Call

LISTEN NOW | I want to say a few words about what can only be seen as the pre-eminent national disgrace and his actions on the 22nd commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Joe Biden – President Potato Brain – and this cannot be repeated enou

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The Perfect Storm: Remembering The Falling Man Of September 11th

Anyone alive and aware on September 11, 2001, remembers the horrifying images of fire and death brought to our shores by the Islamofascist terrorists of Al Qaeda. The scenes of havoc and panic, destruction and slaughter, demonstrated beyond a shadow of a

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PODCAST | Biden’s COVID ‘Scamdempic’ 2.0

LISTEN NOW | I wanted to elaborate a little bit about something we talked about – or I guess I ranted about – in this segment and that is the attempt by the politically manipulative to move us back to masks and “Hey, let's take another variatio

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‘Living And Dying In 3/4 Time’…

There are non-political events that happen each day in our world that hold a great amount of significance; they impact our lives on a very personal level and sometimes a transformative level. My introduction to and relationship with the entirety of the Ji

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 3, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 3, 2023 In many synagogues, last week’s Torah portion described the joyful ceremony to be performed when bringing the first fruits of the season to the Temple in Jerusalem. So it is very appropriate

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PODCAST | The Bluster That Is Biden’s COVID Emergency

Listen now | Before we get into this segment of The Captain’s America: Third Watch, I want to say a couple words about the lead piece over at UndergroundUSA.com, We Won’t Get Fooled Again: I Will Not Comply. We talk about that in this segment as well.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 28, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 28, 2023 Israel’s usual high summer temperatures may explain why so many Israelis are indoors energetically working on innovations to make a better world.  Renewable energy developments include relea

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We Won’t Get Fooled Again: I Will Not Comply

As the authoritarian Leftist machine gears up to advance another fear-porn false narrative about a new strain of COVID – not coincidentally just before the run-up to the 2024 Election, we will again hear talk of lockdown orders and mask mandates. The qu

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The Avoidable Demise Of Small-Town America

I recently spent a long weekend in a small town that holds at least half of my ancestral roots. Traditionally, Arcadia, Wisconsin would be considered a quintessential small farming town, although there were industries in the area prior to the day, a lumbe

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 20, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 20, 2023 I may have taken an extended holiday recently, but Israel’s innovators and high achievers certainly haven’t. The 50 positive articles in my latest newsletter are some of the best, but o

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Unacceptable At Any And Every Level

It is stunning that this is a subject to write about, but it is. Approaching the 22-year mark since 2,977 were murdered by Islamofascist al Qaeda terrorists – 2,753 at the World Trade Center in New York (343 of whom were first responders), 184 at the Pe

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 16, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 16, 2023 This newsletter edition is entitled “Chai-Tech”, merging the term “Hi-Tech” with “Chai” – the Hebrew word for “Living” / “Lives”. T

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 9, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 9, 2023 This week’s newsletter theme is “connections”.  It was prompted by the news that Israel is building infrastructure to establish the Jewish State as a communications and solar ener

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 4, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 4, 2023 Our world is far from being perfect. It’s therefore inspiring to see that so many of the articles in this week’s Positive Israel newsletter feature Israelis who are determined to make th

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Victor Davis Hanson: Is the Sleeping Conservative Dragon Finally Waking Up?

Conservatives and traditionalists are often exasperated at the ongoing woke cultural revolution in their midst. How can America be turned upside down, as it is…

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel 5/21/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel 5/21/23 The upcoming Jewish festival of Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the Revelation at Mount Sinai. Appropriately, Israelis have been revealing more innovations and activities to benefit humanity. Recent medic

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May/14/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May/14/23 Israel should be the first country to go to for solutions to the world’s biggest problems. In medical matters, its First Aid is second to none. In the latest Positive Israel newsletter, Israeli d

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Conservatives Won The Word ‘Woke.’ Now It’s Time To Reclaim Accurate Language Everywhere

There is nothing to be gained by good-naturedly going along with linguistic charades. There is the entire discourse to be lost.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 30, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 30, 2023 As it completes its 75th year, Israel continues to build up the modern Jewish State. This latest Positive newsletter contains medical advances to build up the strength of the sick and injured ever

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 2, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 2, 2023 It’s all go in Israel. As if to answer the Biblical demand to “Let My People Go”, Israelis have certainly been “on the go” since my last newsletter. In fact I had to g

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Discover the Magic of Living in Israel: Exploring Its Rich History, Vibrant Culture, and Deep Connections to Nature and Religion

Steve Ornstein – Why Live In Israel? Living in Israel is a unique and special experience that cannot be compared to living anywhere else in the world. Whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, there is something truly magical

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Explore Israel: A Unique Blend of History, Culture & Natural Beauty

Explore Israel: A Unique Blend of History, Culture & Natural Beauty Israel is a country that offers a unique and exciting travel experience. With its rich history, beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture, it is no wonder that Israel i

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 5, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 5, 2023 Israelis just can’t stop doing good.  This week’s life-enhancing medical advances include discoveries to prevent the brain from stopping prematurely, due to Alzheimer’s or cancer.

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David Zucker: Why Can’t Hollywood Take a Joke Anymore?

Writer, director, and producer David Zucker—best-known for the comedy classic “Airplane!” and the horror parody “Scary Movie” franchise—always wanted to make…

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20 underrated bands from the 1980s

Perhaps they resided in the shadow of someone else within a genre, or maybe there was a lack of mainstream appreciation. Maybe they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. That could have been the case during the 1980s for these 20 bands.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 23, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 23, 2022 Health and Sustainability are two key themes of the Jewish festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) that Jews just finished celebrating. They also feature heavily in my latest positive Israel newsletter. R

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How Midnight Movies Became a Cultural Phenomenon, According to Joe Bob Briggs

Legendary drive-in film critic and host Joe Bob Briggs talks about the history of midnight movies, his upcoming Shudder special, ‘Joe-Bob's Haunted Halloween Hangout,‘ and more.

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Angela Lansbury’s Love for and Stability in Life

Angela Lansbury has died. Her death brings up one of those strange feelings: When someone lives to 96 years old and has managed to have such a wonderfully…

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This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022 n recent weeks newsletter readers cannot fail to have noticed that Israel has been calling out to the world to adopt the many life-changing and life-saving innovations that its citizens ha

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We Are Back: This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2022

We Are Back: This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2022 Two prominent themes in this week’s positive Israel newsletter are sustainable Israeli food technology and more life-changing innovations from the minds of Israelis. Following l

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UNPACKED: Watch – When Did Judaism Become a Religion?

UNPACKED: Watch – When Did Judaism Become a Religion? Throughout the ages, people have debated whether Judaism is a religion, a culture, or a nationality…and where Israel fits into the mix. In fact, the Jewish experience encompasses all of these.

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Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

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The Identity Cult: On the mass conversion of our institutions

Linking to a Sesame Street celebration of “Latinx culture,” Antonio García Martínez, sharpest wit on Twitter, wrote last fall: “One of the great mysteries is how every elite institution, from universities to corporations to media to even Sesame Street, all spontaneously coalesced on the same narrow set of values all of a sudden.”

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Pay Attention to Internal Warning Signals & Red Flags | Workplace Coach Blog

New job landmines; pay attention to internal warning signals & red flags

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Gen X is running the world — and nobody even realized it

Last weekend’s Super Bowl Halftime Show confirmed what most of us have known for a while.

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Winning the Talent War: What Employers Need to Understand | Workplace Coach Blog

winning the war for talent; solutions and strategies that enable employers to win

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 19, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 19, 2021 The astounding Israeli medical achievements this week include breakthroughs in treating brain diseases, cancer, wounds, glaucoma, infections, deafness and blindness. Israelis have given aid to the

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How Employers Can Lure Employees Back to the Office - Workplace Coach Blog

How employers can lure back to the workplace; pragmatic suggestions employers & HR can implement today

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021 the highlights include:  An Israeli startup can test whether a recovering cancer patient needs chemotherapy. Israelis are aiding and rescuing trapped Afghans. An Israeli has been elected President

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Arianna Huffington On the Opportunity Cost of Outrage Culture

From climate change to racial injustice, there are real, urgent crises that need our attention more than the latest outrage of the day.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021 The new Jewish year 5782 is a Sabbatical year when observant Israeli farmers allow their fields to rest. However, as this newsletter shows, there is certainly no rest for Israeli researchers, medi

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Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power

Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations Culture, true culture, breathes life into societies — launching ideas, sparking conversations, changing minds, expanding horizons, stilling hearts.

Psychology | Psychology

No, Jews Aren’t White - Liel Leibovitz, Commentary Magazine

Many years ago, I moved from my native Israel to New York, and because I had no cash and no clue, I spent my days helping out at a friend’s hardware store.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021 This newsletter always contains true to life positive news articles from Israel. This issue is packed full of life-saving examples. They include successful coronavirus treatments, UV sterilizing, a

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UNPACKED Watch: How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 11, 2021

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2021

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LA Times Writer Angry “Friends” Reunion Wasn’t More Diverse

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Hollywood Is Down With The Clowns, Produces 127 Woke TV Show Episodes Promoting BLM, Systemic Racism, and Defund the Police

Another Communist Goal Achieved
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A History of Iron-On Transfers for T-Shirts | Mental Floss

The colorful, fun, and sometimes lurid decals were all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s. They also gave kids a chance to play with a hot iron.

Politics | Op-Ed

Those Who Hold Power Today Are Those Who Claim Powerlessness

Faisal Hussain is not oppressed. He is a member of the new elite. He has an art show featured at a respected gallery, although his work has no artistic value.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 12, 2021

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 14, 2021

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NPR says “no” to guilt-free world music. | City Journal

For the woke, every silver cloud has a dark lining. Take the recent interview of music historian Jonathan Ward by Ari Shapiro on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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UNPACKED – How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture

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Great American Clint Eastwood Marks a Milestone

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Victor Davis Hanson Provides Sage Advice But Only One Side Listens

Victor Davis Hanson provides an excellent summary of political divisions in the U.S. after the riots at the Capitol. Only one side of the aisle is listening.

Politics | Op-Ed

Do Black Lives Matter in the White Elite’s Civil War?

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Victor Davis Hanson: Defenders of Civilization? - American Greatness

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A New Year Will Not Bring Relief - American Greatness

It is hard not to be happy about the end of 2020. Many people have said it has been the worst year ever, both personally and for the country. How could the next…

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

NYC Is Dead Forever. Here’s Why

"But NYC always always bounces back." No. Not this time.

Politics | Politics

How The Political Behavior Of Black And Jewish Americans Became Their Cultural Identity

Jewish and black voters have proven to be astonishingly reliable supporters of the Democratic Party, even when it conflicts with their interests.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

Professional sports, universities, and the motion-picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business. They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves.

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National Museum Of African American History: Valuing ‘Hard Work,’ Being ‘Polite,’ ‘Objectivity’ All ‘Aspects’ Of ‘Whiteness

Literature from the National Museum of African American History & Culture says concepts like valuing hard word and time, and being polite and objective are all aspects of whiteness or white culture in the United States. “The National Museum of A

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Slang words from the 1950s that we should bring back - Insider

Slang is an ever-changing thing — but here are 10 slang terms from the 1950s that we think deserve a comeback in 2020.

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And Now a UCLA Crucifix for Prof. Gordon Klein Along Academia’s Appian Way | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

There is a tragically moving scene at the end of the fabulous epic film Spartacus, where we see that the Romans...

Psychology | Future of Work

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Bosses fear that if remote working arrangements last much longer that relationships will fray and innovation may suffer.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

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Politics | Op-Ed

Enough Of Hollywood’s Vapid, Hypocritical Girl Power Schtick

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was quite possibly the greatest display of heroism since D-Day. I may, in fact, be underselling it. After all, the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy were wearing gauche, cliched uniforms. At least the actor

Politics | Hollywood Propaganda

Freeform's 'The Bold Type' Lectures Against 'Toxic Masculinity' via Woke Female SJWs

As we usher in the new year, we also get to usher in Hollywood’s many liberal shows that have come back from their winter break. Freeform’s The Bold Type is definitely at the top of the list of leftist agenda-driven shows, and Thursday’s episode “Legends

Politics | Op-Ed

The Abuse of Men Has to Stop

Men have been left out in the cold too long.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Why Ricky Gervais’s Criticism of Hollywood Is So Satisfying | Psychology Today

Ricky Gervais’ message may resonate because he calls out entitlement, self-importance, and moral hypocrisy.

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The Narcissism and Grandiosity of Celebrities | Psychology Today

Here is a thought: Entertain us at the movies and in concert halls, and leave the science for scientists.

Politics | Gender Insanity

'Saved By The Bell' Revival Casts Biological Male to Play 'Most Popular Girl in School'

Did you know that a revival of Saved By The Bell was in development? If you're a nineties child like me, you probably watched the show more than you care to admit. It's been a while since we've heard any news about the revival since it was announced in Se

Politics | Op-Ed

What Good Is Cheaper Stuff If It Comes At The Expense Of Community?

Should we be so eager to destroy communities for cheap consumer goods? Perhaps a little less efficiency in capital allocation wouldn't be so bad, after all.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Only Thing Marvelous About Season Three’s Mrs. Maisel Is Her Selfishness

Midge Maisel’s brand of enlightenment clearly involves placing her own desires above the needs and wants of those she has a duty to put first.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

The shared phone was a space of spontaneous connection for the entire household.

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X doesn't mark the spot: As Millennials and Baby Boomers feud, a generation is left out

Generation X has largely earned a reputation for being disconnected politically, and is overshadowed by the older Baby Boomers and the younger Millennials.

Politics | Op-Ed

The Derangement Syndromes of Our Time – American Greatness

In the absence of religion, patriotism, and traditions of family and community, people have found new ideologies to absorb their passions.

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Finding America at a Back-Roads Gas Station – American Greatness

DICKERSON, Md.—Everything happens for a reason.

At least that's what people tell you when your plans go south.

Driving from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., recently, I did as I nearly always do: I clicked the "avoid highways" option on Google Maps and c