2 Questions I’ve considered

Why is that the CDC refused to isolate people who contracted a disease that was 100% fatal, namely AIDS, and they insist on isolating people with a disease that is likely less that 1% fatal, namely Coronavirus?

OK. I get it.  AIDS is normally not passed through the air.  However, originally they didn’t know that.  So it is that millions died because they got it wrong.  Considering these scientists have a bunch of college degrees, they sure do some dumb things.  Right now, I’m not sure I would trust them to, well, anything.  Certainly, I would not want them running anything such as the nations health system.

It just goes to show what happens when a bunch of people are given a task to run something when they are not elected and are not responsible to anyone, also know as bureaucrats.  Let’s face it, no matter how badly they mess things up, not one will be fired, or even demoted.  Indeed, many will tell us how well they handed the epidemic.

This brings me to the second question, why do we put such important things in the hands of bureaucrats?  Maybe the best thing for us to do for our health is to shut down the CDC.  Right now it is starting to look like a bunch of people trying to protect their jobs, not the health and lives of Americans.

…and by the way, we all know the reason AIDS patients weren’t isolated.  The first time someone tried it, the homosexuals yelled like someone hit their thumbs with a hammer.  (by the way, it was suggested a time or two, but not for long.)

A side note: The isolation would benefit the AIDS patient as well. AIDS weakens the immune system.  People who have it are more susceptible to diseases other people bring to them.

And so it was that millions died so that the nation would serve the god of political correctness.

Experiments

I can’t get this quote exact, but I think Giuliani expressed his and my thoughts about using hydorcloroquine in fighting the caronavirus.  Sorry;  my steno skills are very poor and I just heard it once.  He said something to the effect that it is better to provide the experimental drug instead of letting the people just die.  As I have said before, that should be casual to the most obvious observer.

By the way, you might have noticed that the news is about nothing but the virus in one way or the other.  I am a real news junky, but I am not in favor of following the one thing and ignore all else.

For those tired of listening to the news and watching all the TV movies over and over, I am allowing readers to order free Kindle copies of “A Shoulder to Cry on,” “Big City Detective,” and “Perfekt, Almost.”  (By the way, I did use the “k” in perfect intentionally.  It is supposed to be an eye catcher and it does give something of a hint as to what is between the covers.

To order the books, go to my Author’s Page by entering,

http://www.amazon.com/author/story_teller

in the URL box (usually in the upper left part of your browser.  You might also be able to simply click on the above line, but I’m making no promises.  With my computers operating with Windows, it works.  However, I have a pad that it fails with every time.  I don’t know why.  If you have a Kindle, you can simply do a search on “Ben Rhodes,” and you will likely be able to find most of my books.  Should you find any books by others, please ignore them.

There is a synopsis with each book, but for the sake of those who want a quick rundown, they are below.

“A Shoulder to Cry On”

This is the first of a two book set.

A woman just finishes college and she has a good job.  She thinks she has it made, but then her whole world starts falling down around her.  She would really like to have a shoulder to cry on, but the only one that seems to be available, belongs to a man who she feels untrustworthy.

“Big City Detective”

This is the second of the set.

In the first book, we are introduced to a New York City detective.  In this book, the big city detective is going to a small town to take over as police chief.  The problem is, before he can get there, there has been a murder, the first ever since the town was formed.  …and no one seems to know what to do.

“Perfekt, Almost”

This is not part of a set or series, but if you enjoy the previous two books, you will likely like this one.

In this book a new deputy marshal arrives for his first assignment, which is in San Diego.  The weather is beautiful.  The city has no lack of things to do.  To the east he can go up into the mountains.  Of course, San Diego does have some of the nicest beaches anywhere.  For those who like a visit to the desert, one is just a short trip away.  It’s a perfect assignment, almost.

The books will be available on Friday, the 10th.  Hope you enjoy them.  If you do, tell others.  Like them or not, please let me know.  Send me a brief note to Kaay@att.net.  I don’t mind stiff complaints, I even appreciate them, but please keep the language G rated.

 

Atkinson Fired

I just found out that POTUS fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence watchdog.  Good riddance.  I wish he was fired at least a year ago.  His decision played an important part in President Trump’s impeachment.  The man ought to be totally ashamed of himself.  I don’t think the man feels any remorse, which only goes to prove how horrible a man he is.

New Rule for the American English Language, Maybe

No one told me about it, but it seems that their is a new rule for English, though I don’t know if it applies outside the U.S.  It seems that all explanations, especially replies to a question must be started with the word “So.”

For instance:

Question, “Is it true that…?”

Answer, “So, it would seem that….”

I don’t know who came up with the rule, but I figure it must exist.  After all, why else is that all answers these days start with, “So.”  Moreover, all these people are very learned people; senators, representatives, and, of course, all these medical experts.

I don’t think I will follow this rule.  While listening, I do find it irritating.  By the way, I am not easily irritated by such mannerisms.  I suppose it is a smart man’s way to avoid words such as “Uh.”  I don’t know.  Just a guess.

The Admiral Knows

A number of years ago, I saw commercial on TV.  I only saw it once.  Maybe they received some flack over it.  On the other hand, maybe someone realized how ridiculous it was.

A retired admiral said that he knew what it was like to be in the military and spend long periods of separation from families.  (sorry, I don’t recall the exact words.  I’m sure you get the idea.)

At any rate, it is one of the biggest mistakes a leader can make.  When I went in the Marine Corps, I went in as a private.  I did not get my first stripe for months.  When that Admiral went in the Navy, my best guess is that he went in as an ensign.  If he was a pilot, he likely never stepped aboard a ship before getting his first promotion.

Guess what?  It is not the same.  Disregarding the difference in service, an O-1s and O-2s are officers.  Officers, regardless of service they never undergo the true riggers of us who went in as E-1s.  I would expect that it is even more true in the Navy.  I would expect that that admiral never knew what it was like to live like an enlisted man on a destroyer… or a sub.  My guess is that his first assignment was on an aircraft carrier, though I don’t know.  It just is that most admirals get their start as pilots.  Few pilots get orders to destroyers or cruisers.

For him to say he knew what it was like for the enlisted men is a bold-faced lie and is very inconsiderate especially if he was unaware of his error.  He owes us all an apology, or at least the enlisted men in the Navy.

What’s more, I know he just lost the respect of most enlisted in all services.  I have heard others make such speeches.  When I hear them, it is rare I believe them, especially an officer.

When I went over to Vietnam, I was assigned an 8 by 8 foot space to live in and, compared to those in the infantry, I had it good.  If that admiral ever went to Vietnam, I wonder just how rough he had it.

Oh, and by the way, I wonder just how many ports of call he had while he was on duty in Nam.  There are a few Navy officers that fought on land during the Vietnam war, but even they had it better than the enlisted that they commanded.

I get it.  It is a fact of military life.  R.H.I.P.  (Rank Has Its Privileges.)  However, don’t ever try to tell me you had it as bad as I did.  Don’t tell me you had to serve on mess duty.  Don’t tell me you had to walk a post in the rain after little or no sleep.  That sort of thing just doesn’t happen to officers.  It is the sort of thing I would expect a dummycrat to say.

Scattered

Up to this point, I have used the history recorded in the Holy Scriptures as a basis of what I have written.  I am about to go into the time where the Bible is pretty much silent.  From the time the Jews went back into the Promised Land until the birth of Jesus, there is little or nothing recorded in the Bible.  Also, the only history we have after His birth is in the New Testament.  For those who have read the New Testament, I don’t have to tell you how much is in it.

And so it is that we must rely somewhat on secular history.  Even there, we must borrow a little from here and a little from there and patch it together.  Also we must remember where I left you at the end of my last post.  The Jews just returned to Israel.

If you have not read my previous posts, I would encourage you to do so at this time.  For those who don’t want to, let me give you a sketch of how things were after the Jews were allowed to return to Israel.  Some were already there.  They never left.  Some were in Egypt and other parts of northern Africa.  Some remained in Persia.  Nothing that I know of says as much, but my guess is that a third to half of those in captivity remained in Persia.

Even before they were allowed to return to Israel, some likely migrated north, east and a few northwest.  Regardless, many went north and into what we now know as Ukraine and Russia.  We know this because the tsar of Russia tormented them.

I have seen Fiddler on the Roof several times, including the stage version once.  After seeing the stage version, I did quite a bit of research and have found it historically accurate.  I also read the book on which the musical was based and I found it very eye-opening.

From the late 1800’s to about 1917, tsarist Russia caused the Jews quite a bit of torment.  Finally, just before he was overthrown, he forced many of the Jews out of the country.

As the movie implies, they went every which way.  Some went to Israel, though it was no longer called Israel.  Some went to the US, those who could.  Some went to Poland and others to Germany and France.  I hope I don’t have to explain what happened to most of those but I will.

About 6 million were killed by the Germans.  However, there is no telling how many were eventually killed by the Soviets.  Many estimate that was another 6 million.  That meant that there were far more than 12 million in the area.

The thing that bothered me about the musical The Fiddler on Roof was that the Russians effectively chased the Jews right into the jaws of Hitler.  Before I saw the Movie, I didn’t know that.  I would guess there are many others who were ignorant of it too.

As bad as it was, it was foretold.  It was part of the punishment pronounced by God because they refused to repent.  They continued to follow their idols and they gave the idols the credit for what God did.

However, God did promise that the seed of Abraham, through Isaac, would become many people.  I would suspect that there are many Jews in this world who do not know they are Jews.  After all, it was not healthy to be Jew.  Even in the US they were treated badly, even today.

Another promise God gave to Abraham was that He would bless those who blessed his people and He would curse those who cursed his people.  It was a dumb thing that Stalin, Linen and Hitler did.  It was a dumb thing that many people have done through the ages.  Egypt was a great nation, until they enslaved the Israelites.  Assyria and Babylonia fell to the Persians after they enslaved the Jews.  Hitler fell as quickly as he arose.  Moreover, I suspect that he suffered greatly the last year or so before he committed suicide.

Some say Hitler survived and escaped to some other country.  In a way, I hope he did.  The man was suffering insanity and agonizing headaches.  Either way, by now, he is paying the price for what he did, as are his cohorts.  When he started on the Jews, Hitler assured his downfall.

After the war, Germany was virtually nothing.  It was a divided country and they were completely dependent upon the allies for their subsistence and their sustenance.  Without the mercy of the allies, the vast majority of the Germans would have passed into obscurity.

Also, shortly after the war, the country of Israel was again reestablished.  That is nothing short of a miracle.  Moreover, every time some nation(s) attacked them, Israel was the overpowering victor.  Egypt lost the entire Sinai Peninsula.  Now that had to be embarrassing.

The reestablishment of the country of Israel was foretold, but this is not yet fully fulfilled.  Many events must happen first, but the rest can be completed in months, if not weeks.

One day, many years ago, my brother told me that we, our family were jewesh.  It only goes to show that people are more likely to believe the lie when they want it to be true.

First let me say that there is a remote possibility that he might have been right, though not likely.  My mother’s maiden name was Fine.  From what I understand, this is a Jewish name, though I really have no idea, one way or the other.

The point is this.  There are charlatans in the world that would have you believe all sorts of things and, for instance “The Lost Tribe of Dan.”  Also, some would have you believe that the royalty of England and other European countries are descendants of David, King of Israel.

Mostly, I doubt them, even at their simplest claims.  Also, if God wants me to know I am a Jew, he has several ways he can let me know without using vain self-indulgent people trying to make their fortune off my vanity.

Now.  Are there thousands of Jews who don’t know their heritage?  Yes.  Perhaps even millions.  However, many have intermarried to the point that we might be dealing in fractions.

More than that, there are two ways of identifying Jews, by religion and by birth.  Not all Jews were born Jews.  God has permitted people to adopt both the nationality and the faith.

Two women are specifically identified as doing so.  Rehab of Jericho was saved by her faith and Ruth married Boaz.  Interestingly, both were recorded in the ancestry of Jesus.

For those who have not seen The Fiddler on the Roof, I would suggest you watch it.  Maybe those who have seen it, you might want to look at it from the historical point of view.  Maybe then you just might gain a different look at the Jews.

Whichever, remember, the Jews are God’s chosen people.  They might or might not deserve it, but, by honoring them, you honor God.  When you honor God, it is to your benefit.

Jew or not, after all my research, I have grown to respect and even love them.  Indeed, Israel is the only place outside of the US that I would like to visit.  With my income, I don’t think that will happen.  Not unless some people start buying my books.

 

Speaking of my books, I have written over 35 of them.  Though a few of them contain some Christian overtones (or undertones, not sure which), one of the books is completely Christian based.  Friday, Mar 27, I will make it free on Amazon.com.  The book’s title is, “Going Home.”

 

You should be able to find the book as well as other on my author’s page:

http://www.amazon.com/author/story_teller

If the above doesn’t work, just sign onto Amazon.com and look for me, Ben Rhodes under authors.  You might also just look for the title but you might not have as much success.

 

The book is basically about an atheist woman who left her parents because her father insisted on her going to church.  Now she must go home.  If she were alone, maybe not.  However, she has three kids to feed.