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  • Hillary Clinton & Attorney CAUGHT IN LIE to Trey Gowdy Benghazi Committee About Clinton Email

    05/18/2015 8:32:25 PM PDT · 99 of 122
    MarkL to Nachum

    The one thing that seems to be missed by everyone in the media talking about this is that Hillary only deleted 1/2 of the emails. She deleted her own copies. However, every tin-pot dictator she exchanged emails with have a copy...

    In other words, she’s VERY blackmail-able.

    Mark

  • Affordable $20 million fighter planes

    05/16/2015 7:53:40 PM PDT · 22 of 29
    MarkL to USNBandit

    Given the weight difference, I wonder if the new plane will be anywhere near as rugged as the A10. And the A10 has 11 pylons, with nearly 16,000 pound load capacity

    Mark.

  • Ray Liotta

    05/08/2015 10:45:01 PM PDT · 36 of 63
    MarkL to re_nortex

    I can’t believe that Michael Madson didn’t make the creepy list.

  • Ray Liotta

    05/08/2015 10:36:02 PM PDT · 35 of 63
    MarkL to nickcarraway
    Willem Dafoe. Now that guy is creepy.

    Creepy but an awesome actor. I really liked him in "Platoon," thought I didn't care much for the movie. He's done so many memorable characters, one of the best being the villain in "To Live and Die in LA," also starring the guy who would later be Grissom on CSI.

    Mark

  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:19:41 PM PDT · 16 of 132
    MarkL to MinorityRepublican
    And don't forget that until Hitler attacked Stalin's USSR, they had a non-aggression pact that made them erstwhile allies. The problem was quite simple. The world simply wasn't big enough for both Hitler & Stalin. National and universal socialism just don't get along well.

    And until that time, the American left opposed America getting involved in any way.

    Mark

  • AP Regrets Jihadists Opening Fire On Free Speech Conference Were Killed

    05/08/2015 7:13:31 AM PDT · 31 of 51
    MarkL to Syncro

    Dont forget that festering muslim apologist for cnn, Chritiana Amanpoor, calling the Paris muslim murderers “activists,” even as she was talking over the tape that showed one of them murdering a prostate, wounded (muslim) police officer, as he pleaded for his life.

    Mark

  • O'Reilly: "Bogus" To Invoke Free Speech In Mohammed Art Contest Debate

    05/08/2015 7:01:59 AM PDT · 71 of 116
    MarkL to Biggirl

    You know, I’ve come to the realization that BOR is right. It was wrong for Pamela Geller to insight the islamists like she did. Just like it was wrong for the Ysidis in the middle east to insight the islamists. Or the Coptic Christians to insight the islamists. Or those 300 school girls to insight the islamists in Nigeria.

    The media and BOR are making this all about Pamela Geller “insighting” the muslims in order to hide the very simple and all too obvious fact that one “insights” islamists by one’s very existence.

    Mark

  • Al Gore: We Must ‘Put a Price on Carbon’ and on Climate ‘Denial in Politics’ (In Iowa)

    05/07/2015 9:47:40 PM PDT · 3 of 40
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet

    Sorry Al, but there’s no controlling legal authority that can do what you demand.

    Mark

  • How do you know if a gun smith is real?

    05/07/2015 4:52:11 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    MarkL to theneanderthal

    I can strip a 1911 to pins and reassemble it with no problems. However I promised one of my fiends who’s a gunsmith that I’d never take the sideplate off a S&W revolver, ever again.

    Simple maintenance, including things like “drop in” parts aren’t a problem. But actual tuning, like timing a revolver, headspacing a rifle, honing the contact points on a trigger/sear, I leave to professionals. I know my limitations (including reassembling a S&W revolver.(

    Mark

  • How do you know if a gun smith is real?

    05/06/2015 8:42:38 PM PDT · 28 of 33
    MarkL to rey

    Depending on what sort of work you want to have done, there are a number of different options.

    I’m not sure about rifles or shotguns, but for handguns, you might want to check with the American Pistolsmiths Guild. Ron Power and Jim Clark are charter members.

    You might also check with local police departments, and check with local competitive shooters.

    Thought it’s been many years since I’ve dealt with any gunsmiths, I’ve been very lucky to have had work done on some handguns by Ron Power (I had a Grandmaster 629, and have a 625-5), Leonard Baity for work done on a 1911, and Cylinder and Slide. I don’t know if Ron is still doing revolvers, but his S&W and Ruger revolvers are absolutely amazing. Leonard Baity built a 1911 “Pin Gun” for me, maybe 20 years ago, incredibly accurate, and his work was superb. Cylinder & Slide is also quite well known, doing very high quality work, but they were especially well known for Colt Pythons and Browning/FN High Power. Of course, for 1911s, there were Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, and Jim Clark.

    You could also contact American Handgunner magazine, if they’re still in business. I seem to recall that they used to do regular features on gunsmiths. Or maybe Brownells or PowerCustom, as both sell gunsmithing tools.

    Regarding certifications, I knew 2 local guys, both were terrific gunsmiths, both were tool & die makers by trade, but had no “official” training or certifications, though both knew and hung out with Ron Power, and I’m sure they picked up some great hints from him.

    Good luck,

    Mark

  • McDonald's is closing hundreds of restaurants this year

    04/22/2015 10:51:21 PM PDT · 114 of 152
    MarkL to American Constitutionalist

    Hardees & Carl Jr bake their own buns in-house, for their premium burgers. It does make a difference.

    Mark

  • Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

    04/20/2015 10:39:27 PM PDT · 39 of 87
    MarkL to Rusty0604

    Tinkering with automobiles has always been a part of the American experience! I’ll admit that I kind of miss setting the air/fuel mixture by changing the jets out and pulling spark plugs to check the mixture after installing headers, and setting the timing and dwell om my firebird formula 400 with a simple timing light and meter.

    Granted, changing out the rear plugs on that car required going through the wheel wells.

    Mark

  • Major secret meeting of Holocaust deniers convenes in heart of London

    04/19/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · 18 of 33
    MarkL to willywill
    I’m surprised they haven’t realized yet the holocaust is on the list of things you are required to believe.

    There have been many holocausts, just in the 20th century. Among them were Rwanda, Cambodia, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, and Turkey. Hitler is attributed to have said that he was emboldened by the lack of response to the Armenian genocide. He, an NAZI Germany were responsible for over 12 million murders. Of course, in sheer brutality, he was a piker, compared to Stalin and Mao. But since they were communists, it's been covered up by the media. And I believe that within the next 25 years, so will the Nazi holocaust.

    Mark

  • What Today’s American Politics Tells Us

    04/19/2015 9:57:22 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    MarkL to Organic Panic
    The dems believe in affirmative action. I've got a feeling that even those who came up with THAT idea would be shocked that we've included the POTUS election to include affirmative action... If Hillary! is elected, that will be the reason.

    Mark

  • Soon Kansas will require no permit, or training, to carry concealed handguns

    04/14/2015 11:44:04 PM PDT · 3 of 25
    MarkL to kingattax

    IMHO, one of the greatest investments one can make before one decides to carry concealed, is to at least one of Mas Ayoob’s books. Many years ago, when I was beginning to think about a CCW permit, I bought a copy of his “In the Greatest Extreme.” However, when I checked Amazon, I didn’t realize that book is 35 years old! Mas has a newer book, and being familiar with him (and having met him once, a long time ago), my guess is the new book is every bit as definitive on the subject, just more up to date. “Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense.”

    Put simply, should I ever be involved in a shooting, in the aftermath, I would do all I could to have Mas involved in my defense as an “expert witness!”

    Mark

  • EPA and CA Drought: ‘What Civilized Society Destroys Its Own Food Source For A Three-Inch Fish?'

    04/13/2015 11:09:45 PM PDT · 9 of 44
    MarkL to Nachum
    The same people who believe the world would be a better place with no human beings... Of course, they always except themselves from that solution.

    Mark

  • Another Politician Exploits America’s Love of Chipotle for Votes

    04/13/2015 7:43:33 PM PDT · 4 of 44
    MarkL to nickcarraway

    Chipotle is pretty tasty, but whenever I eat there, within an hour, I feel as if I ate a boat anchor!

    Mark

  • Russia halts UK-US display of WW2 photos

    04/11/2015 1:51:10 PM PDT · 38 of 60
    MarkL to WhiskeyX

    A combination of Hillary!’s expertise in foreign affairs (her only previous experience was with Bill’s dalliances with foreign women,) and Obama’s promised “flexibility” after the election.

    Mark

  • Tech question: Best wireless method for sending movies from my laptop to my flat screen TV?

    04/10/2015 9:56:45 PM PDT · 23 of 29
    MarkL to PieterCasparzen; PROCON
    I would look for quality in the wire, instead of trying to save money.

    I'd suggest Monoprice (monoprice.com), and I've always had excellent results with their products.

    They've got excellent products, great prices, and support that can't be beat.

    I've been using their products (mostly computer cables, but also hdmi cables) since 2010, and I've only had 1 problem, just recently. I bought a couple of USB3.0 cables from them for portable hard drives, but the cables just wouldn't provide USB3.0 connectivity using all combinations of 2 different laptops and 2 different drives. On-line chat allowed me to explain the issue (about 10 minutes of telling them what was going on and answering questions,) and the next day I saw the credit posted to my credit card.

    Mark

  • Geraldo to Fox & Friends: I’ve Been Warning You People About Netanyahu for Years

    03/20/2015 9:18:34 PM PDT · 67 of 87
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    Everytime I hear he's coming on F&F, I immediately go and do something else. He's is so incredibly full of himself, mister big. I really wish someone would hit him in the face with a chair again!

    Mark

  • EDITOR: GAWKER SUING FEDS OVER ‘NIXONIAN’ PLOT TO FRUSTRATE FOIA PROCESS

    03/15/2015 5:11:13 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    MarkL to Whenifhow

    Not “Nixonian,” but “Clintonian!”

    Clinton was a master of spineless, lawyerly doublespeak & gobbledegook. I was always certain that Hillary was behind all of the most down & dirty exploits of every single Clintonian fraud and lie.

    Bill was the soft face of the evil that is Hillary.

    Mark

  • Ferguson Cop-Shooter Jeff Williams is Michael Brown Supporter, Said Murder was “Easy”

    03/15/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · 17 of 68
    MarkL to Darksheare
    Song you stupid smertfoan. Soooooooong.

    Well, you know THAT was what "Painless" was known for, in both the book & the movie...

    Mark

  • Ferguson Cop-Shooter Jeff Williams is Michael Brown Supporter, Said Murder was “Easy”

    03/15/2015 4:55:14 PM PDT · 13 of 68
    MarkL to rightistight

    Thank you Eric Holder & BHO.

    Has anyone else noticed that the two of them seem to be doing all they can to bring Charles Manson’s vision to fruition? “Helter Skeltor.” Bring about race riots, in order to overthrow the government. Their own version of the French Revolution, NOT the American Revolution.

    Mark

  • 'MURICA! Cooking bacon with a full auto M16!

    03/14/2015 8:49:33 AM PDT · 8 of 16
    MarkL to CtBigPat

    It would probably be a real pita to clean the rifle, but I love the smell of smokeless powder, and I can only imagine how wonderful that smell would be!

    Mark

  • Loretta Lynch nomination a cliffhanger

    03/12/2015 8:31:41 PM PDT · 32 of 39
    MarkL to MeshugeMikey

    I’m really hoping they block her, but I’m sure that they’ll cave to the fear of being both racist & sexist if they don’t approve her.

    She’s a big fan of “civil forfeiture,” ruled legal by the SCOTUS, a decision on par with Kelo & Dred Scott.

    It’s an abomination of the law and constitution!

    Mark

  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 10:34:09 PM PDT · 41 of 160
    MarkL to smokingfrog
    The physical security of the server equipment is nothing.

    Actually, that is ABSOLUTELY NOT THE TRUTH!!!

    Physical security of the servers is the #1 security issue. If you can touch the computer, you can do ANYTHING to it, and the data on it.

    If I can get to the console of a Windows, Novell, or any *IX computer, I can probably break into it, and if not, I can certainly destroy all the data on it. I could remove a Windows or *IX drive from the server, and mount it on another Windows or *IX server, to access the data. In a worst case scenario, I can just remove the hard disks and take them to a forensic recovery specialist, who will extract all of the information and data off the drives.

    Mark

  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 10:26:33 PM PDT · 40 of 160
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet

    As a network administrator for a federally regulated financial institution (we have to be SOX compliant), had I or anyone on my team done what Hillary did, we, as well as the officers of the company, would be facing long federal prison terms, as well as huge fines.

    Even if you know nothing about computer networks or email systems, you just need to ask yourself one question:

    “Would the IRS accept the sort of answers toward your own income taxes that Hillary is pedaling, as far as offering information?”

    And remember, there are subpoenas for her email, which was never stored on the government systems, but privately held by her and her minions, to be sure the messages could never be accessed by anyone else.

    Mark

  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:08:48 PM PST · 8 of 80
    MarkL to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    A more important question is “why didn’t they release the rules BEFORE the vote, unless they wanted no transparency. The only reason for the secrecy was the knowledge that there would be a public outcry over the actions of the FCC.

    I have one simple question for the FCC. Why would the public be concerned by the same government that found a ridiculously expensive while totally incompetent contractor to develop an eCommerce site that doesn’t work, when that same government decides to regulate the Internet.

    Bad things are coming.

    Mark

  • (Fox WTH?) "Fiorina is only Female Potential Candidate in Emerging GOP Field"

    02/26/2015 7:45:10 PM PST · 82 of 106
    MarkL to Cringing Negativism Network

    This is the woman who presided over the destruction of Lucent Technoligies, wrecking the former Bell Labs...

    She did the same with HP, leading the destruction of the “corporate culture” of what was once known as the premier US technology workplace into a place where it’s been reported that people hated working there.

    Mark

  • Obama Sent Reddit a Hand-Written Note to Thank Users for Net Neutrality Push

    02/26/2015 7:23:13 PM PST · 45 of 80
    MarkL to PROCON

    If you like your Internet service, you’ll be able to keep your Internet service.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Having the Internet regulated by the same government that may have found the worst, yet most expensice contractor to build a non-working eCommerce web site that is both insecure AND doesn’t work.

    Mark

  • Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

    02/21/2015 2:01:25 AM PST · 23 of 26
    MarkL to lbryce

    Gee, I remember back in the old days, where “fudged” data (let alone falsifying data) would be enough to cause the entire scientific community to declare any theories or conclusions based on that data invalid, and ruin the careers of those involved.

    Today, since the scientific conclusions are based on the political wishes of those who will profit the most from laws derived from those conclusions, the conclusions are known before the data is even collected.

    Mark

  • HSBC whistleblower spills Lynch evidence to Senate (Massive drug, terrorism scandal)

    02/19/2015 6:17:59 AM PST · 3 of 16
    MarkL to cotton1706

    It should be no surprise that the Obama regime is involved with narco-terrorists, as the regime has sided with enemies of the USA and our (former allies) every chance he gets.

    Mark

  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 1:18:15 PM PST · 50 of 64
    MarkL to Impala64ssa

    Later in the show, I’m sure BEM* Lee also suggested that women dress in head to toe burkas, since rape victims provoke the rapists by how they dress.

    Mark

    *BEM - Booger Eating Moron

  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 1:16:14 PM PST · 49 of 64
    MarkL to Impala64ssa

    Later in the show, I’m sure BEM* Lee also suggested that women dress in head to toe burkas, since women who are rape victims provoke the rapists by how they dress.

    Mark

    *BEM - Booger Eating Moron

  • US Doctor Comments on Single-Payer "Medicare for All" Proposal

    01/05/2015 8:33:15 AM PST · 5 of 16
    MarkL to Kaslin
    A good friend, who's a navy vet, just turned 40 and is self employed, so she's always depended on the VA for medical care. She's diabetic, but she also has a family history of rheumatoid arthritis, and in the last few months has been complaining of joint stiffness and pain, and has recently had joint swelling in her hands. She was told that she could get an appointment for x-rays in 5 months. The appointment is still a month away, and the swelling has turned to nodules. RA is a disease that gets worse if not treated, and there are inexpensive medications that can slow the progression of the disease, but just in the last few months her ability to type has diminished from the disease.

    I believe that it was the Canadian courts that ruled that providing medical insurance was NOT the same as providing medical care. My friend has insurance, but hasn't been able to get treatment for a progressive, debilitating disease.

    Mark

  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/27/2014 4:49:17 PM PST · 49 of 52
    MarkL to vladimir998
    I missed it!

    I don't want to give out any spoilers, but if you do see it, you need to watch until near the end. Believe me, it's worth watching all the way through.

    Mark

  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/27/2014 2:19:09 PM PST · 42 of 52
    MarkL to vladimir998
    I still miss Tom Baker.

    Me too! Did you catch him in the 50th Anniversary special?

    Mark

  • Vanity: 'Annie" 2014 is B(l)ack and the reviews are awful

    12/16/2014 5:57:35 PM PST · 20 of 78
    MarkL to SMGFan

    If you don’t like the “new & improved” Annie, or for that matter, the remade Steel Magnolias, you’re obviously racist.

    All those reviewers who panned it? Racists, each and every one!

    Holder’s final investigation as AG will be a civil rights investigation of the bad reviews.

    Mark

  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion of 'Marginal Children' a 'Social Good'

    12/08/2014 12:02:42 AM PST · 23 of 42
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    But Jonathon, if all the "marginal children" are aborted, who would actually vote for your policies? I mean, to get your policies into law, you've got to have a majority of the population who are unable to understand the simplest economic principals, and are, as you label them, "stupid."

    Mark

  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/24/2014 2:35:30 AM PST · 27 of 31
    MarkL
    Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    Because they have to, if they want the majority of people to accept what they claim. Leftists rely on the "useful idiots," the people that Gruber was laughing at, to put their idiotic plans into action.

    As Gruber said, if they didn't obfuscate their plans, to the point that the CBO wasn't able to score the plan properly, it would have never passed. And they needed more than the minority of the population who weren't insured to support it. So on to the useful idiots for support. These are the people who are relatively intelligent, but simply take what the leftists say as is, with no critical thought.

    But then there's a tiny minority in the leftist leadership, who are actively evil.

    Mark

  • Why whites don’t understand black segregation

    11/24/2014 2:23:19 AM PST · 140 of 161
    MarkL to piytar

    There are certain cities, run by Blacks, “for Blacks,” that have become disasters. Detroit is probably the best example. Nagin’s “chocolate city” was interesting too...

    Mark

  • Why whites don’t understand black segregation

    11/24/2014 2:20:53 AM PST · 139 of 161
    MarkL

    When I was at SUNY & Stony Brook, a VERY politically liberal school, even though it’s best known for schools of physics, engineering, & medicine, there were rules against any sort of segregation, EXCEPT when it came to Blacks.

    But it wasn’t the school that did the segregation, but the Black population. There were certain dorms (or floors) that the administration bent over backwards to accommodate the demands of the Black students to stay together. There was also a “Black fraternity” (I can’t recall the name), but while they couldn’t actually say “no whites allowed,” that was the general opinion.

    Mark

  • Obama calls for calm after Ferguson decision, sees improved US race relations

    11/24/2014 2:05:28 AM PST · 18 of 39
    MarkL to Olog-hai

    Let’s not forget that the department if “Just-Us” helped finance the protests that brought that well known inciter of violence, and msnbc host, Al Sharpton, to the party.

    I wish this would have been finished last week. I’m supposed to drive down to St Louis for Thanksgiving with my family. I hope there aren’t riots, either over the time I’m there, or any other time.

    But I’m pretty sure that the foundation has been laid for riots, thanks to Barky and the gang...

    Mark

  • NBC Calls [Kansas] Senate Race for Roberts

    11/04/2014 8:23:13 PM PST · 3 of 5
    MarkL to DemforBush

    ... And I helped!

    Actually, I supported Milton Wolf, but once Orman managed to get the courts to illegally order the removal of the dem candidate, I had to vote for Roberts.

    Mark

  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · 25 of 39
    MarkL to Zhang Fei
    It will balance out in the end. Middle and upper income Dems will vote in far leftists, who will then raise their taxes to the moon, thereby pushing these Dems towards the GOP.

    That's not how it works. When taxes get too high, they move to another conservative, low tax state, where they then try to change to their leftist utopia. How do you thing that CO got to be moving leftward? It was a solid red state. Look to California leftists moving when the policies they voted for got too expensive for them to live. So they moved to CO. Now they're heading for Texas too!

    They're like a virus.

    Mark

  • <b>WHAT IF THIS IS BIO-TERROR, NOT SIMPLE EBOLA?</b>

    10/04/2014 12:14:42 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    MarkL to wtd
    "Ebola" isn't a single disease, but a family of similar hemorragic viral diseases that are similar, sort of like the way there are a number of different viral, infectious diseases, collectively known as "influenza."

    Mahrburg is often referred to as "Ebola Mahrburg," and is one of the deadlier strains. Another identified strain is "Ebola Reston," named after Reston, VA, where it was isolated. Ebola Reston is an airborne strain, nearly 100% fatal in monkeys, but only causes flu-like symptoms in humans.

    The Hot Zone is a book that chronicles the discovery of that strain.

    Mark

  • The Tahmooressi Affair

    10/04/2014 9:42:10 AM PDT · 7 of 14
    MarkL to Sean_Anthony

    Symbolism is very important to leftists. In fact, a symbolic gesture is taken by them to be far more important than the actual results of an action.

    And Obama has made a VERY symbolic gesture to the enemies of the USA, and I have no doubt they’ve taken notice.

    Obama moved heaven and earth, probably breaking federal law to bring Bo Bergdahl home, trading 5 enemies of the USA to terrorists in return for a deserter, while he allows a decorated Marine veteran, suffering from PTSD, to rot in a Mexican prison.

    Obama is making a statement to the country, and to our enemies, with his actions.

    Mark

  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    10/04/2014 9:05:11 AM PDT · 52 of 52
    MarkL to Attention Surplus Disorder
    I’d really like to know-—what is the fundamental difference between voter fraud and counterfeiting currency?

    I believe that voter fraud is far more serious than counterfeiting currency. It's a fundamental attack on the country and purposely disenfranchises citizens (not like the non-nonsensical arguments against voter ID laws), stealing their voice in the government. It's an attack on the government of the US.

    I've long said that voter fraud SHOULD be a capital crime, on par with treason.

    Mark

  • Rush Limbaugh Call Screener Speaks Out: ‘What Liberalism Has Done to Black Communities is Horrific’

    09/25/2014 4:38:54 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    MarkL to wny
    If you voted for Obama because he’s black, then it goes without saying that you voted against Romney (and McCain) because he’s white. Then, by the lefts own definition, that makes you a racist.

    That's exactly what I asked an aunt who had proudly told me she voted for Gore/Lieberman. She was so proud that she was able to vote for a Jew as Vice President of the US. I asked her how voting for someone simply because he was a Jew was any different than voting against someone because he was Jewish?

    Mark

  • Rush Limbaugh Call Screener Speaks Out: ‘What Liberalism Has Done to Black Communities is Horrific’

    09/25/2014 4:31:32 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    MarkL to Fair Paul
    It’s one of life’s great mysteries to me, why Jews vote overwhelmingly Democrat, maybe it’s nothing more than that’s what their parents and grandparents did.

    Same with me, and I'm Jewish. I've never understood the ingrained belief that "the government" will protect the Jews. From Czarist Russia, to the Soviet Union, to Nazi Germany, Jews have exhibited what Einstein once declared as insanity. The belief that if you do the same thing over and over again, the results will be different.

    A perfect example what what happened in Germany in the 1930s, one of the founding centers of Reformed Judaism. Jews had successfully (for the most part) integrated themselves into cosmopolitan German society. A great many Jews saw themselves as patriotic Germans, who had served honorably in the Kaiser's service during WWI. But things changed...

    Same with Russia, before the Soviet Union. Eastern Europe and Russia have a long history of anti-semitism, and during the Russian Revolution, many Jews bought the "equality" line of communism hook, line, and sinker.

    The belief that "the government" would protect them, yet the governments were run by many of the most virulently anti-semetic people in history. And those governments were responsible for some of the most brutal repression of the Jews, if not outright genocide, were originally lauded by the Jews, as their protectors.

    Mark