September 21, 2014
The New York Post published an article based upon a book by Jenny Nordberg, called The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan” Not surprisingly, women in Afghanistan, a society that is shockingly oppressive to women sometimes attempt to provide female children with a greater array of options, education and […]
September 12, 2014
Following is an edited version of an article that appeared on Magdeburgerjoe.com back in 2009. My favourite piece of paper money is worth nothing. I was in a flea market and stopped by a table with stamps and coins. There was Japanese occupation money. There was German inflation money. For sentimental reasons I bought a […]
August 13, 2014
Owning dogs among orthodox Jews is not very popular. One reason given is that dogs scare away guests. Years ago, the Jewish Press printed a story about Shabtai Zvi. According to the story, the Spanish Jews had a tradition that dogs would not bark at Moshiach. (messiah)When Shabtai Zvi came and declared himself to be […]
July 3, 2014
When the Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office decided to charge two dollars a page to copy legal documents and transcripts, they were taken to court. The following is a performance by professional actors of a deposition that took place in the lawsuit. Every word in this performance was spoken by real people in the case. On […]
June 23, 2014
President Obama went to Chipotle’s in Washington DC, which is about as Democratic as any place in the country. You would think that people would ask him for autographs, applaud or stop to stare. Nothing of the sort happened. Not even one Obama groupie passed out. To the contrary, Obama was ignored by everyone in […]
June 2, 2014
Lucille Lipsitz of Beaufort, South Carolina wanted to drop in on friends for her 84th birthday. But just pulling up in a taxi wouldn’t do. Lipsitz decided to take “dropping in” to an entirely new level, and to go sky diving. A lot of people have a list of things they want to do at […]
June 1, 2014
There are times when animals show humans what we could be if we listened to our better nature. Following are some videos of heroic animals who stepped into dangerous situations with no consideration for their own safety.
May 25, 2014
When Ronda Rousey went to a movie, she was harassed by someone behind her who put her feet up on her chair, and tapped her head from both sides with her boots. Ronda Rousy, for the duration of the film acted almost mousy, and did not get physical with the rowdy group behind her, who […]
May 22, 2014
A three year old boy in the Golan Heights said that he had been murdered in a previous life. He named names and led authorities to the killer. He even had a scar in the same place as the deadly injury.
May 7, 2014
Al Sharpton, who has been famous as a racial arsonist in Brooklyn during the Crown Heights Riots, the Korean fruit store boycott and other flashpoints of racial tension, has been rewarded with a program on MSNBC, which has been wildly successful among its estimated 337 listeners. Following are some of his odd encounters with a […]
April 17, 2014
It is said that in the dasy of Moshiach (Messiah) lions and lambs will lie down together. We’re still anxiously awaiting Moshiach, as well as this miracle of nature. Until this happens, we can at least enjoy the following video of polar bears playing with sled dogs.
April 7, 2014
NBC San Francisco reports that a new fad is spreading in San Francisco. Vandals have tipped several Smart Cars over, leaving them either on their side, up side down or tipped on the front or rear ends. It is an expensive prank that can cause damage to the car, and that can incur for the […]
March 13, 2014
I’ve seen tiny houses and animals, but a six-minute presentation of the 25 smallest things in the world is a pleasure to watch.
February 12, 2014
Why would anyone refuse a million dollars to move away from their home and make way for a shopping center? The extraordinary life of an energetic and beautifully stubborn woman formed the backdrop of the story.
February 7, 2014
A young Bangladeshi boy felt badly for a deer that was drowning in a flood.As can be seen in the following photos, the story had a happy ending.