G-d is love?

No.

G-d loves. G-d has love. Love is one of His qualities.

But G-d is so much more than love.

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Don’t force disbanding of a foreign army

This issue came up concerning peace with North Korea. Some pundits and some experts (some pundits are lamentably not experts) are suggesting that North Korea disband its army in exchange for a peace treaty with South Korea.

While this idea has merit, it is unwise. North Korea’s military is a huge employer – perhaps the largest employer in the country. How would these men earn a living otherwise? Disbanding North Korea’s army would disrupt their society, and who needs that?

The immigrant First Family

U.S. President Donald Trump has had two foreign born wives. Both were born in the Slavic region of Central Europe. The present First Lady is from the Slovenian region of the former Czechoslovakia. Mr. Trump’s first wife was also born in Czechoslovakia – in the Czech region.

President Trump has proposed that future immigrants to the U.S. be restricted to the most skilled people. So, I ask the question that others ask: what superior skills have his wives brought to the United States? Does the U.S. have a shortage of willowy, bosomy women?

According to Mr. Trump’s proposed standards, would his wives have qualified for anything but three-month tourist visas with round-trip tickets?

On the other hand, these two of his three wives have demonstrated the unique skill set of being married to Donald Trump, the not-yet president.

Resolved: “The federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces.”

No debate here.

The federal government already allows the display of religious symbols in public spaces.

See my careful research at nathanielsegal.mysite.com – The Ten Commandments – Public Policy Issues.

See especially “A Final Word from the Supreme Court of the U.S.

The Stock Market lost 3% of its value …

… so your portfolio is three percent less than it was just a few days ago..

Not necessarily. If you own a representative sample of the Standard and Poor’s 500 stocks, then you probably lost around three percent of the value of your portfolio. If you had invested in one sector, you may have lost even more. If you had invested in another sector, you may have lost nothing, or your portfolio may have even grown in value.

‘Timmle’ – a new word

From a ‘thing in my life’ to ‘TIML’ to ‘timmle’.

I’ve often had to say that “I have to contend with a bipolar disorder” instead of saying “I have a bipolar disorder.” If I have this disorder, perhaps it will go away? It doesn’t work this way, though. If I have it, it’s unlikely to become lost.

However, a bipolar disorder is a ‘thing in my life’ – a timmle. “One of my timmles is a bipolar disorder.” Perhaps a pedant would object to “my thing in my life,” but I’d like the word ‘timmle’ to lose its literal origin and to become a regular word.

This new word is neutral. “Intelligence is a timmle that is a blessing. You may have this timmle, too.” Neither of us deserves intelligence. We were born with it just as I was born with a bipolar disorder. It is basically a ‘thing in our lives’.

A timmle may also be temporary. “The tire with a slow leak was a timmle until I bought a new one.”

The neologism came from an advertisement for a medication that I heard of. “Psoriasis was a thing in my life until I took this advertised medication.” I’d rather say that than “I am a psoriasis sufferer.” I’d much rather say ‘timmle’ than use bipolar as an adjective – “I am bipolar.” I myself have an extensively composite identity, and the mild bipolar symptoms are just a timmle since my medications reduce symptoms. Here again, “Medications are a timmle, probably for the rest of my life, though.”