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A Deep, Debt of Gratitude…

Today Quebec joined the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg as one of the few jurisdictions in the world to allow physicians to administer lethal injections to suffering patients. It’s called euthanasia, a hugely contentious issue. We have one question on this: how can we, as human beings given the gift of life, arbitrarily decide when to end life. Just as the gift of life is Divine, so to the end of life should be Divine.

What we found particularly distasteful were congratulatory comments made by an PQ member of parliament. “I want to congratulate ourselves as parliamentarians,” Carole Poirier said before the vote. “Quebec is a beautiful society, and again today Quebec has just shown that we are really, really a different society.” Although the Liberals supported this bill, it was the PQ member who was joyous about it. They have zero class. Ich, ich, ich.

Another zero class individual is Obama. He swapped five terrorist for this dude Bergdahl, who it seems was AWOL at the time of his disappearance in Afghanistan. The town where this dude is from had to cancel their welcome home party because of so much hate mail. There are many, many Americans very angry at Obama for what he did.

In an interview given yesterday, one wonders if Obama remembers that he is the president of the United States of America, “Because of the nature of the folks that we were dealing with and the fragile nature of these negotiations, we felt it was important go ahead and do what we did.”

Folks???? Terrorists are not folks!!!!! Terrorists are nasty, mean, despicable, lowlifes. Folks go shopping at Walmart.  What a loser.

Just when you thought Rob Ford’s life couldn’t get any nuttier, punkt! his sister pops up. It seems that at one of the ‘last straw’ events in her brother’s wife took place in her basement. Someone took a video of Mr. Ford smoking something that looked like, shall we say, not a pipe that normal people smoke. Then, someone else took that video and made what is called a ‘frame grab’ picture. It’s when they take one millisecond of a video and freeze it into a picture.

Turns out that frame grab was Rob Ford, caught red-handed. Now someone is trying to sell that picture over the internet.  He will not disappear any time soon, nor it seems, will his family.

The Six-Day War: At precisely 8 a.m. on June 5, 1967, virtually the entire Israeli air force streaked into Egyptian airspace simultaneously. Some aircraft entered from Israel’s Negev desert to the east, some directly from major Israeli bases to the northeast, and hundreds from the Mediterranean to the north and northwest.

Within minutes every military airfield in Egypt was under attack. By the end of the first morning of the Six-Day War, the Egyptian air force had been destroyed on the ground. The Syrian air force was destroyed that afternoon.

The war opened with shocking suddenness, and ended only six days later with much of the Arab world’s military might, and all of its political illusions, in smoking ruins. Not much to comment on this as things have gone downhill, instead of uphill for Israel.

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on Juno beach,  that were a turning point in the Allies’ defeat of the Nazis in World War Two. More than 156,000 troops waded or parachuted onto French soil on June 6, 1944. Nearly 4,500 would be dead by the end of the day.

Prince Charles, as colonel-in-chief of the Parachute Regiment and heir to the British throne (he hopes), led the tributes to those in the first wave of air landings shortly after midnight on D-Day.

Wearing a field marshal’s uniform, he chatted at length to veterans, most of whom are in their 90s and many of them confined to wheelchairs. We owe the heroes who lost their lives that day a debt of gratitude that we can never repay.

Good Shabbos,

We’ll talk…

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