Thursday, 27 December 2012

Denial of Ill - health / Tehillim


Denial of Ill - health / Tehillim

Someone please tell me why the Rabbis have not issued an eddict that it is innately irrational for family to try to keep secret someone's illness - and then perhaps day/s later glibly ask that Thillim be said?
Why waste those days? 


  1. In the first instance it is perhaps about denial - a derivative of sorrow I guess. One perhaps should not analyze this too much.
  2. Or about  the hope that the person will get better soon - obviating the need for promulgating the 'problem.'
  3. This rapidly becomes with some people - an effective derivation / inversion of AYIN - HARA ; EVIL EYE.
  4. Or vicariousness or schadenfreude? This too is complex. Too prolix for simple discussion here.
  5. The macho / infallability syndrome may also play a part?
It is with heavy heart one makes this call - without wishing to explicate others' potential / incipient / inevitable grief.
 My / our  multi - level personal grief of years ago and the multi - level tragedies that further arose - do not give me authority to explicate anyone else's reaction at their time of great stress.

However perhaps Rabbis could possibly advise congregants ...whatever they like.

With possibly some consideration to my attempt at being respectfull  herein.
Geoff Seidner
East St Kilda


Schadenfreude German [ˈʃaːdənfrɔydə]
n
delight in another's misfortune
[German: from Schaden harm + Freude joy]

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vi·car·i·ous

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adjective
1.
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another: vicarious punishment.
2.
taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute.
3.
felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others: a vicarious thrill.
4.
Physiology noting or pertaining to a situation in which one organ performs part of the functionsnormally performed by another.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Parodies and candles...in order


From: g87
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 12:00 PM
Subject: Candles lasting longer

Shalom Yirmy and Mark.
I hear you advise people to freeze candles for same to last longer.
May I suggest this is in error?
Indeed – even if it has not even made it into Snopes Urban Myths list – it is a falacious idea. Jews and their use of candles do not rate, sadly!
It is a minor blog of mine.
The FIRST blog / link at top is far more interesting!
It really stands to reason.
Take the candle – say the top few millimetres.
It takes a mere second to melt the wax.
And the ‘engine’ near the top is a continuum – requiring / eliciting no inefficiencies which even remotely encourages longevity.
I do not want to go into a prolix scientific discussion – I am not qualified – having merely a semblance of grey matter.
I write you offering the following great business proposition!
  1. I will sell you a simple drinking glass.
  2. Use it to cover the candle.\
  3. Periodically lift it to allow a bit more air / oxygen.
LO! RETAIL VALUE $100 .... you can order in multiples of a hundred @ $50 each – your profit is 100%
Granted – you have to give customers a bit more value with a Shalom Aleichem book of Chelm – but what the heck – it will be Chanukah / silly season time when our multiple Nobel – Prize - winning people use it – they will have fun and wjll gladly allow you a huge profit!
PS
I have a deluxe version with a .0000000001 mm hole in the glass which has been tested for the steady – state of allowing just enough air in and to still elhance candle longevity.
$999 to you.
Please do not tell me that I have too much time on my hands: there are FAR , FAR greater issues here.
Regards
Geoff Seidner
13 Alston Grove
East St Kilda 3183
03 9 525 9299

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From: g87
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:47 PM
Subject: Have I got a deal for YOU!!
Shalom Yirmy and Mark,
You do know you will have to sell more expensive candles to justify the below stuss, don’t you?
I mean if anyone is silly enough to buy our cup – based candles [notwithstanding the Nobel – Prize winners] to not simply add one candle piggy – back on top of the other – will appreciate HANEROT HALALU singing candles.
I got the idea from a childrens’ bithday party!
At any rate VALUE ADDING to the product is the way to go!
Each candle will sell for $18; elegant, non?
Eventually we propose Shabbat – Bracot singing candles – saving the ladies a lot of trouble.
In the interim warehouse for production of ‘THE STUSS’ glass – and candle. Manufacturing of candles simpler than casting of Jewellery using the lost – wax process.
I AM A JEWELLER BY TRADE – I HAVE EXPERTISE WITH WAX MODELS.
AREN’T WE LUCKY!!!!
Why have you not responded yet to my proposal? Kindly do so within 24 hours because I will float the idea publically on my blog Generally Jewish.
Here is a link to it: I have not used it in this way before.
Regards
Geoff Seidner
From: g87
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 12:00 PM
Subject: Candles lasating longer
This blog may be interesting
Shalom Yirmy and Mark.
I hear you advise people to freeze candles for same to last longer.
May I suggest this is in error?
Indeed – even if it has not even made it into Snopes Urban Myths list – it is a falacious idea. Jews and their use of candles do not rate, sadly!
It is a minor blog of mine.
If you read the contents of above link, really stands to reason.
Take the candle – say the top few millimetres.
It takes a mere second to melt the wax.
And the ‘engine’ near the top is a continuum – requiring / eliciting none of the needed inefficiencies which even remotely encourages longevity.
I do not want to go into a prolix scientific discussion – I am not qualified – having merely a semblance of grey matter.
I write you offering the following great business proposition!
  1. I will sell you a simple drinking glass.
  2. Use it to cover the candle.
  3. Periodically lift it to allow a bit more air / oxygen.
LO! RETAIL VALUE $100 .... you can order in multiples of a hundred @ $50 each – your profit is 100%
Granted – you have to give customers a bit more value with a Shalom Aleichem book of Chelm – but what the heck – it will be Chanukah / silly season time when our multiple Nobel – Prize - winning people use it – they will have fun and will gladly allow you a huge profit!
PS
I have a deluxe version with a .0000000001 mm hole in the glass which has been tested for the steady – state of allowing just enough air to allow combustion and to still elhance candle longevity.
$999 to you.
Please do not tell me that I have too much time on my hands: there are FAR , FAR greater issues here.
Regards
Geoff Seidner
13 Alston Grove
East St Kilda 3183
03 9 525 9299
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From: g87
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:59 AM
Subject: FINALE.. OF PARODY
Dear Yirmy and Mark,
I want you to know that this parody worked – very few do.
Perhaps one day you may tell me why you did not respond.
My reason for writing this is far too abstruce.
Regards
Geoff

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Courageous Roddick retires


Courageous Andy  Roddick retires

Jews will fondly remember Grand Slam winner and all - round great guy Andy Roddick as the only player to withdraw fom the Dubai  Barclays/ United Arab Emirates tennis tournament in February 2009, as a protest against Israeli Player Shaha Peer being denied a visa to play! 

His advertisements were great: remember 'Pong'? And those trophies? We all wish him well in his recently announced retirement. 

GS

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Dubai Tennis Championships

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Shahar Pe'er controversy

In February 2009, Israeli player Shahar Pe'er was prevented from playing at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, as she was denied a visa by the United Arab Emirates, a country that does not have diplomatic relations with Israel. Tournament director Salah Tahlak said that Pe'er was refused on the grounds that her appearance could incite anger in the Arab country, after she had already faced protests at the ASB Classic over the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict.[1]
A number of top-seeded players, among them Venus Williams,[2] condemned the action to not grant Pe'er a visa. WTA chief executive Larry Scott said the women's tour was "deeply disappointed" by the decision. "Ms Pe'er has earned the right to play in the tournament and it's regrettable that the UAE is denying her this right", he said. "Ms Peer and her family are obviously extremely upset and disappointed by the decision of the UAE and its impact on her personally and professionally." Scott said the WTA would "review appropriate future actions with regard to the future of the Dubai tournament".[3] In reaction to the move, the Tennis Channel decided not to televise the event,[4][5] and The Wall Street Journal dropped its sponsorship.[6] Scott said that he had considered cancelling the tournament, but chose not to after consulting Pe'er.
The rejection of the tennis player's visa application violates WTA rules, which state that no host country should deny a player the right to compete at a tournament for which she has qualified by ranking.[7] The WTA held the tournament accountable in part because of its sponsorship by Dubai Duty Free, a government enterprise, and also because the event was "Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai."[8] In response to the refusal of the UAE to issue the visa, the Dubai Tennis Championship was fined a record US$300,000. The fine was appealed by DTC, but the WTA Tour Board rejected the appeal.[9] The tour also demanded that Dubai organizers confirm that qualifying Israeli players will get visas at least eight weeks in advance for the 2010 event.[9] Pe'er was awarded US$44,250, an amount equal to the average prize money she earned per tournament in 2008.[10] A number of highly-ranked tennis players, including 2008 winner Andy Roddick, pulled out of the men's ATP tournament in Dubai in protest. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also pulled out of the tournament, although they both cited injury as their reason for withdrawal, not the incident involving Pe'er. As a result, the UAE issued Andy Ram a visa for the men's tournament.[8]

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

ERIC BUTLER: USEFUL IDIOT / PATRIOT DEFENCE??



From: g87
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:42 AM
Subject: ERIC BUTLER USEFUL IDIOT DEFENCE??

Inverted cliches
In claiming ignorance of Eric Butler being eschewed by mainstream Australia of all political, religious shades as being persona -non grata at best, Adrian Kelleher Letters 28/8 uses the Manuel classical argument of ignorance: 'I know nothing.'

Devoid of the comic genious / innocence of Fawlty Towers, of course.

I can think of a number of scenarios whereby Butler would serve.

Too many.

  1. He decided to cloak himself with the Patriotic defence; perhaps to blind useful supporters and like - minded extremists.
  2. He was indeed 'big' on queen - and - country: and indeed used the patriotic defence all his life. [Refer to Samuel Johnson famous quote about rogues and patriots.] He decided that the above risk was worth the 1% risk of an early demise.
  3. Pressure to serve for those eligible? How would it look for a man with his views to have exposed himself to the criticism of trying to avoid National Service?
Waving the gun around strikes me as a reasonable synopsis.
Geoff Seidner
East St Kida

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Eric Butler's service






  • The Australian 
  • August 28, 2012 12:00AM


  • I DON'T know what Eric Butler's political opinions were, nor do I know what he believed in. But I do know one thing for certain: any man who has risked his life in defence of the freedoms that I enjoy as an Australian citizen is worthy of my respect.
    For Phillip Adams to denigrate Eric Butler's military service as merely "waving a gun around" is disgraceful.
    Adrian Kelleher, Shepparton, Vic

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    Monday, 27 August 2012

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR NEDDY LAWRENCE, THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS


    From: g87
    Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 11:46 AM
    Subject: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR NEDDY LAWRENCE, THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS


    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR NEDDY LAWRENCE, THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH NEWS
    This is being lodged on my website – where you are requested to reply: there are many people awaiting it!!
    Or you are welcome to email me.
    But you will not do either – you lack the courage!!!
    There are hundreds of people undisclosed being sent this email bcc
    Who knows who will read it on my blog!!!
    GS
    Geoff Seidner
    13 Alston Gr
    East St Kilda 3183
    03 9525 9299
    03 9525 9290
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    Dr Editor Lawrence,
    RE MY LETTER PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE AUSTRALIAN
    The matter below re THE LEAGUE OF RIGHTS is of such interest to readers of the Jewish News that even the enemies – whose letters you regularly publish would agree with my sentiments.
    I vouchsafe that you may be able to republish to advantage. SEE BELOW LINKS
    As discussed with your secretary ‘Sharon’ – I request that this email and links below to my published items in The Australian – be on forwarded to your owner / publisher Robert Magid.
    I understand that this will be done.
    I look forward to Mr Magid’s comments: pathetically you allowed him to be eviscerated by our leftist enemies – on your leftist altar of freedom of press citadel of media [alleged] virtue!
    Have no doubt majority of Jews support my sentiments – and buy your rag because there is no other – and want to keep in touch even the act of keeping in touch with / via your organ leaves them contemplating cancelling their subscription! More and more will contemplate thus diminishing your journal – it is a major step – and too few are for now prepared to make the denouement.
    I ask you, Mr Lawrence: would you publish anything? Our enemies’ internicine hatred with no consideration to the implications?
    Even a theme that hitler did not kill enough of my family!???^%$^%#$%$@!!
    So – if freedom of press does not encompass this hopefully merely rhetorical flourish from my person – by what right do you publish SIMPLISTIC TRITE RUBBISH – knowing that it is impossible to debunk it in brief words?
    Furthermore - exactly how many articles attacking Islam have you ever seen in their press???????
    One more thing Mr Lawrence – do you even care that your publication is used by our enemies to HUGELY disparage Israel?
    You may be able to inform this writer and Mr Magid why you never publish me!
    I have given up – and no longer even buy the AJN since it became a vehicle for the disparate ramblings of Israel’s enemies! And worse – since my letters – representing 99% I claim of your mainstream readership – are NEVER published! What say ye – re the below letter that WAS published?

    MY letter published in The Australian today

    MY letter published in The Australian today
    [the immediately below remains as yet unpublished: 9.20 am Monday 27/8
    There were no other items published by The Oz: Merely Geoff Seidner VS Adrian Jackson]
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    From: g87

    Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 9:09 AM
    Subject: Conspiracies Destroyed

    Conspiracies Destroyed

    Adrian Jackson Letters 27/8 defends a variation of the League Of Rights attack on Jews: insisting that the late, unlamented Eric Butler apparently merely loathed ''Jewish financial interests'' and was ''principally concerned with Christian interests from a Christian orientation.''

    I doubt whether any Christian deity would defend him. And Jackson's weak cliche of ''sour grapes'' does not hide the fact that my friends Rupert Murdowski and the esteemed late Kerry Pacanowski will / would not take kindly to his oblique attempted insults.

    This is the way the League of Rights are: if they are not into conspiracies about Jewish domination - financial and otherwise, then it is their successors the CEC who accuse the Queen being a drug runner, invert meaning of words into conspiracies [synarchist: see wiki definition confirmation] and generally ensure that intelligent people eschew conspiracies.

    They have a lot to answer for - the JFK conspiracy may not get off the ground today.
    The 'best' ones are laughed out of existence.

    Geoff Seidner
    13 Alston Grove East St Kilda 3183

    03 9525 9299
    03 9525 9290




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    Synarchism



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    Synarchism is a term which generally refers to "joint rule" or "harmonious rule".
    Beyond this general definition, however, both "synarchism" and "synarchy" have been used to describe several different political processes in various contexts. Increasingly, the terms have been used by conspiracy theorists to mean rule by a secret elite.[1]

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    My letter published in The Australian 27/8/12 

    Eric Butler's views





  • The Australian 
  •  
  • August 27, 2012 12:00AM

  • It is not correct that part of my complaint to the council "challenged the claim that Butler was generally anti-Semitic".
    The adjudication is more accurate in stating that I complained that Butler's views "were inaccurately portrayed as primarily anti-Semitic when in reality they were principally concerned with public service from a Christian orientation".
    My unpublished letter had specifically focused on the injustice of Adams's claim that Butler's "favourite theme" was "the evils of the Jewish race".
    An anomaly of the adjudication is its report that The Australian admitted that such might indeed not have been Butler's favourite theme. It is hard to see why the council did not accept that as vindication of that part of my complaint.
    Your onslaught on Butler and the council smacks of sour grapes. It also looks like a shield for those Jewish financial interests that were Butler's real target, not the Jews generally.


    Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic
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    YOUR journalists deserve commendations for showing what the League of Rights and the Press Council stand for. The council's idea that an opinion piece in effect has to take the form of a debate in the first instance, is asinine.
    Moreover, the idea all opinions need equal merit and space in a rebuttal by aggrieved parties, is absurd. Both are inimical to common sense.
    Geoff Seidner, St Kilda, Vic

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