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“I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.”
— Carole Lombard
We have been investing in the stock market for over thirty years.
Our portfolio is diversified. We hold individual stocks, CDs, bonds, and an array of mutual funds. Our biggest holding is Apple which we started buying back in 1990.
Our philosophy has been to invest in solid, brand-name companies that manufacture products we understand. A few of the companies we own are: Boeing, Baxter, Caterpillar, Disney, Google, Amazon, Chevron, Pfizer, UPS, Eli Lilly, Burberry, Hermes, Tiffany, and Elbit.
My good friend Omri Ceren, Senior Policy Advisor to The Israel Project, explains why the Obama-Kerry nuclear deal with Iran is such a disaster.
It is an almost perfect metaphor.
Three Americans aboard a train in Europe note the metallic snap of an automatic weapon coming from the train’s bathroom.
They know that something bad is about to happen. Friends from childhood, educated in a Christian school, and exquisitely trained by the American military, they prepare to do something.
Sophia Loren’s sidelong glance at Jayne Mansfield’s proud cleavage is ubiquitous on classic movie blogs. Over the past few years, I have seen this picture reproduced on dozens of sites.
The picture seems to tell a simple story.
Sophia Loren (b. Sofia Scicolone, 1934), an international star whose cleavage was also a prominent onscreen asset, looks askance at Jayne Mansfield’s generous display.
A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices.
Under the studio system, actors were given rigorous voice training. They were taught to enunciate clearly, and how to emphasize certain words in order to give better line readings. They were drilled on how to breathe in order to speak their dialogue with confidence and ease.
Director Howard Hawks did not hesitate to make Lauren Bacall stand on a Malibu cliff and scream at the waves until her voice was raw and hoarse. He felt, correctly, that a deep, smoky voice on a female was, well, sexy.
In this superb video, Dennis asks us to set aside the legality of abortion and focus instead on morality. This line of argument will, of course, infuriate the left. Because more than anything, they do not believe in right and wrong.
Ask any marriage therapist for a predictive behavior that guarantees divorce and the one attitude that always appears is contempt.
Everything Hillary Clinton has told us about her private server, her deleted emails, and her handling of classified material has been a lie.
“Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it’s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting — watch the eyes!”
A group of Iraq war veterans has launched a powerful campaign opposing President Obama’s surrender to a nuclear Iran.
The Iran deal will unfreeze billions of dollars that Iran will use for terrorism. Tell your Senator: No money for Iranian terror. No deal for Iran. For more visit: www.VetsAgainstDeal.com.
I met Arnold Roth for the first time a few days ago. A mutual friend deemed it important that we meet and discuss ways to more effectively combat the war of propaganda that the global media is waging against Israel.
Arnold’s daughter Malki was one of the fifteen people murdered by Hamas at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001.
When I asked Arnold about Malki, he quietly described a luminous young girl who was devoted to charity and lovingkindness, volunteering to help children with severe physical and mental disabilities. Malki Roth sounds like one of those young people who are born with old souls.
Norman Podhoretz offers a sober analysis Obama’s surrender to the IslamoNazis of Iran, and what it means for the Jewish state.
Almost everyone who opposes the deal President Obama has struck with Iran hotly contests his relentless insistence that the only alternative to it is war. No, they claim, there is another alternative, and that is “a better deal.”
To which Mr. Obama responds that Iran would never agree to the terms his critics imagine could be imposed. These terms would include the toughening rather than the lifting of sanctions; “anytime, anywhere” nuclear-plant inspections instead of the easily evaded ones to which he has agreed; the elimination rather than the freezing of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure; and the corresponding elimination of the “sunset” clause that leaves Iran free after 10 years to build as many nuclear weapons as it wishes.
Since I too consider Mr. Obama’s deal a calamity, I would be happy to add my voice to the critical chorus. Indeed, I agree wholeheartedly with the critics that, far from “cutting off any pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon,” as he claims, the deal actually offers Tehran not one but two paths to acquiring the bomb. Iran can either cheat or simply wait for the sunset clause to kick in, while proceeding more or less legally to prepare for that glorious day.
Unfortunately, however, I am unable to escape the conclusion that Mr. Obama is right when he dismisses as a nonstarter the kind of “better deal” his critics propose. Nor, given that the six other parties to the negotiations are eager to do business with Iran, could these stringent conditions be imposed if the U.S. were to walk away without a deal. The upshot is that if the objective remains preventing Iran from getting the bomb, the only way to do so is to bomb Iran.
Twelve years after our beloved son Ariel Chaim z’l passed away, we have finally brought him home.
His holy grave has been moved to the holy soil of Israel.
Ariel’s new headstone is composed as a Hebrew acrostic, a traditional piyyut. The English translation by our friends Marilyn Selber and Geri Wiener preserves the acrostic that spells out Ariel’s name with the first letter of each verse.