President Trump wants to dole out welfare to corporations

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President Trump finds infrastructure sexy

Nesanel Segal | Monday, February 12, 2018

President Trump announced today that he finds infrastructure “very, very sexy.”

“This editor” has read about the construction of America’s railways and roadways. Although interesting, he never found the subject “sexy.”

However, he reflected and came to understand the President’s mindset.

President Trump finds that women’s infrastructure is indeed sexy. We have known this, at the very least, from how he updated the female infrastructure in his life.

To the President’s relief, though, no act of Congress was needed for these updates. Furthermore, the infrastructure fixes didn’t cost him 200 billion dollars.

Vice President Mike Pence tells Israel’s Knesset, “the U.S. will support a two-state solution”

Remarks | Foreign Policy

Issued on: January 22, 2018

The Knesset – Israel’s parliament
Jerusalem, Israel *

“And President Trump reaffirmed that, if both sides agree, the United States of America will support a two-state solution.”

Arabs rejected the two-state proposal in 1948-49 when the Arab Legion invaded Palestine just before the British Mandate ended. Then, the Kingdom of Jordan annexed the West Bank, Eastern Jerusalem, and the walled Old City of Jerusalem.

The “two-state solution” became the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Everything since then has been bluster by Arabs before they drive all Jews into the sea.

Driving Jews into the sea – the Mediterranean – may be literal. On the other hand, it seems to hearken back to the days of Salah ad-Din  (Saladin) who drove Crusaders “into the sea” – back to Europe. This subtlety seems to be lost on literal-minded Arabs who don’t want to see Jews when they look out their windows.

Pence addresses Israel’s Knesset – video from The Washington Post

The White House’s text of Mr. Pence’s speech.

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* Jerusalem – Israel’s capital since 1948

‘President Trump’, ‘Mr. Trump’ – not ‘Trump’

This is how I try to refer to the chief officer of the United States. How I write does not reflect the required usage of The New York Times, though. (Last time I looked, The policy of the Times was to refer to all people as Mr., Ms., Dr. So-and-So, for instance.)

I respect the office of the President of the United States, if only because of respect for the U.S. Constitution. I do not respect Mr. Trump as a person. His personality, activities, and philosophy are repulsive for me.

Virtually all the activities of his administration are “not in my name.” This phrase goes back to the time in my life of the Vietnam War. I and others were determinedly clear how that war was not being fought in our names. We completely disavowed that war.

I completely disavow the prominent policies of the Trump administration.

I am now ready to brew a cup of tea and to sit back to enjoy hot tea with sugar. I really need the tea.

Someone whose scandalous behavior warrants being fired today …

… but they expect him to come in for a last day tomorrow.

Why let the creep come in tomorrow?

For a going away party, of course!

“Scandal just happens. A party is a plan,” quoth Nesanel.

Based on a real event in the U.S. Capital
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
(except for my fantasy about throwing a party)

 

Land once earmarked for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Area where the U.S. Embassy could have been built.

In theory, there is land in Jerusalem set aside for a new U.S. Embassy. On President Ronald Reagan’s last day in office in [January] 1989, then-U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown signed a contract for a patch of land in West[ern] Jerusalem for $1 a year on a 99-year lease. This space [7 to 14 acres in the Talpiot neighborhood] was later zoned for “diplomatic purposes” by the Israeli government with the intention of building a U.S. Embassy there.

Although it was initially hoped during the 1990s that a U.S. Embassy could sit there, after the al-Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, new safety standards were put in place that require embassies to be set back 100 feet from any adjacent roads due to the risk of car bombs and other attacks. “With the new rules, that land is not big enough,” Shapiro said. For context, the space in Talpiot is seven to 14 acres, according to different sources, while the new U.S. Embassy in Lebanon sits on 43 acres.

From The Washington Post
By Adam Taylor | December 7, 2017

From: Nesanel –

The location on the map (79 Hebron Rd.) is now already built up with apartment residence towers.

Note though, that this site lies entirely within pre-1967 Jerusalem. However, the new Consulate General lies in what was no man’s land. The U.S. has had a consulate general in Jerusalem since 1844.

See Wikipedia , “Consulate General of the United States, Jerusalem,” and “Jerusalem Embassy Act.”

Are the Jews of Today Really Descendants of Abraham? Should They Inherit the Land?

It doesn’t matter.
Being Jewish is being a member of G-d’s Covenant at Mount Sinai. Over the centuries, some women and men said, in effect, “Count me in,” and so they became members of the Covenant by observing its specifics and generalities.
(I posted this before – “Ashkenazi Jews and their long-ago European mothers.”)