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The Cost of Cheap Clothing [Video]

March 26, 2015
The Cost of Cheap Clothing [Video]

There are many incentives to produce clothing and electronics overseas. Countries such as Bangla Desh and Indonesia have little protection for workers, or any sort of social safety net. Wages are a tiny fraction of what they would be in developed nations such as Germany, Canada or the US.Consumers in developed nations benefit from lower […]

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Announcement To Readers Regarding Google Adsense

March 18, 2015
Announcement To Readers Regarding Google Adsense

Almost two years ago, I posted an article about videotaped beheadings by Syrian rebels. The video was graphic and disturbing and labeled as such. I felt that the recorded material was relevant to any decisions lawmakers might make about dealing with Syrian rebels, and assessing their claims to promote a just and civil society. On […]

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A Fascination With π (Video)

March 15, 2015
A Fascination With π (Video)

The number “pi” which describes the circumference of a circle divided by its circumference. Commonly represented by the number 3.14. In reality, it stretches out to an infinite number of digits without repeating a pattern, repeating ad infinitum or coming to an end. How can pi stretch into an infinite number of digits from 3.14… […]

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A Public Service Announcement About Passover Cleaning [Videos]

March 13, 2015
A Public Service Announcement About Passover Cleaning [Videos]

There are a many people who go far beyond the requirements of law in cleaning for Pesach, which has been described as the one Jewish holiday when it’s OK to be OCD.

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Unexpected Support For Netanyahu From Arab Nations

March 8, 2015
Unexpected Support For Netanyahu From Arab Nations

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has received validation of his warnings about Iran from a surprising source. Western Journalism reports as follows. Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the English version of Al-Arabiya, wrote an op-ed entitled, “President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran.” Abbas wrote, “In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize […]

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Tisa 5775

March 6, 2015
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Tisa 5775

                  This week parshat Ki Tisa, candle lighting will be at 5:35 PM in Brooklyn New York. Candle lighting is 18 minutes before sunset. Chabad.org has a section of their web site where you can look up the time for candle lighting where you live. In addition, […]

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Dealing With Terror, Russian Style

March 4, 2015
Dealing With Terror, Russian Style

  Why are there no kidnappings of Russians by Islamic terrorists? Here’s a reason.

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A Joyous Purim 5775 [Videos]

March 4, 2015
A Joyous Purim 5775 [Videos]

In addition to being a holiday of feasting, drinking and jesting, Purim is, most of all a celebration of the many times in history when, with G-d’s help,the Jewish people defeated their enemies. On the surface, the rescue of the Jews in the book of Esther was according to the laws of palace politics and […]

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China’s One Child Policy Enforced With Murder [Video]

March 3, 2015
China’s One Child Policy Enforced With Murder [Video]

Since China adopted its One Child Policy in the late 1970’s, ruthless measures have been implemented to enforce it. Forced abortions, infanticide at birth, and the abandonment of children have all been results of Chin’s one child policy.In addition, sex selective abortion has skewed the gender ratio in China. In the following video, some of […]

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Music From La Bottine Souriante [Videos]

February 27, 2015
Music From La Bottine Souriante  [Videos]

Following is a selection of music by the Quebec folk rock band La Bottine Souriante, whose name translates as “The smiling boot”, a comical reference to the appearance of a work boot with worn-out soles. The style of the group illutrates the manner in which American and Quebec music have roots that are intertwined.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Tetzaveh 5775

February 27, 2015
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Tetzaveh 5775

  This Shabbat, Parshat Tetzaveh candle lighting will be at 5:27 PM in Brooklyn New York. Candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset, differs from one locality to another. Chabad.org has the candle lighting time  for your locality, as well as articles on the parsha and other topics of interest. These articles can be printed out […]

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12 Year Old Slams Obama In Viral Speech [Video]

February 22, 2015
12 Year Old Slams Obama In Viral Speech [Video]

Rudy Giuliani has been harshly criticised in the major media outlets for saying that President Obama doesn’t really love America.Fortunately, we live in a time when grass roots voices can be heard along with those of the overpaid talking heads that still dominate public debate. CJ Pearson is a twelve-year-old middle schooler who is not […]

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Syrian Web Site Exposes Human Rights Abuses From Within

February 20, 2015
Syrian Web Site Exposes Human Rights Abuses From Within

Raqqa is the capital of the cancer known as the “Islamic State” It is well known that ISIS treats non Muslims as less than human. What is less well known is that Muslims living under ISIS rule are being enslaved as well.Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently is a web site dedicated to exposing human rights […]

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Shabbat Shalom Parshat Terumah 5775

February 20, 2015
Shabbat Shalom Parshat Terumah 5775

        The following is an adaptation of a post last year for Parshat Terumah. This week, parshat Terumah, candle lighting will be at 5:19 PM in Brooklyn, NY. Candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset, can vary from one city to another. Shabbat in Brooklyn, NY, ends Saturday night at 6:19 PM. […]

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MomTakes On Pimps While Cops Take Their Time

February 17, 2015
MomTakes On Pimps While Cops Take Their Time

It’s easier to get cops to snswer a noise complaint than to get them to respond to a child being trafficked. When willwe start to care enough to do something about this?

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