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      Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.

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      Cheshvan 15, 5769, 11/13/2008

      Stop the World I Want to Get Off Part II

      by Tamar Yonah

      This is part two in the 'Stop The World' article that I wrote in a previous blog.

      In addition to the economy looking bleak, here's another disturbing item that doesn't sit well with our personal freedoms and privacy which we value so much…

      When one thinks of the top one hundred richest entities in the world, one would think that they might be the USA, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, and forty other or so countries, Surprisingly, this is not true. In fact, 51% of the richest entities in the world are no longer nation states but mulitnational corporations.

      Corporations can easily come into a country and buy it's candidates by contributing to their campaigns. They are also able to woo politicians already in government positions to pursue their own goals and interests. There's the old saying by US financier & politician Simon Cameron (1799 - 1889) , "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought". So, one might think they are voting for someone who will represent them, but in fact, he will not be beholden to you, the voter, but to his 'corporate sponsor'. Go watch 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'. Stop the world, I want to get off. ------------

      If you liked WINDOWS XP, but had to move on to VISTA which won't let you download certain files, their next 'WINDOWS' coming out will be much worse, -or better, depending on how you look at it.

      According to the BBC News, "Microsoft has launched a new platform, Windows Azure, in which data and applications will not be stored on individuals' computers."

      To see video of the information storage center, click HERE.

      In fact, your private information will now be stored in a central data base. They will market this fact as something to your advantage: "Now, wherever you travel to, if you don't have your computer, you can use any computer at hand and have all your information ready to download from our central location! No more lugging your lap top, and no more worrying if your hard drive burned out. You won't lose anything."

      Hmmm, somehow this doesn't sit well with me, having my personal information stored in a central place where a person has no reach or control?  That means someone else, or some government clerks possibly will. Big Brother Internet Special. Stop the world, I want to get off.

      Another great video to pound this point in about corporations taking over and nation states that protect your culture and rights losing its power, watch this gem.

      Stop the world, I want to get off. Scotty, beam me up.

      Cheshvan 13, 5769, 11/11/2008

      "My Love is Stronger Than My Fear of Death"

      by Tamar Yonah

      How ironic, that the same week B. Hussein Obama is elected president of the United States, the weekly portion of the Torah is "Lech L'cha"  (And you should go out)

      Is G-d giving our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora a message?

      I was cooking and preparing for Shabbat on Friday while listening to a radio station from Tennessee.  I like listening to radio stations from around the world through the internet.  It gives me a taste of what is on the mind of the people in different areas of the world.  On came the oldie song by Marty Robbins - El Paso, about a man who fell in love with a Mexican beauty at a tavern. Many men wanted her but he was determined to fight for her to have her for himself.  One of the lines in the song hit me, which was, "My love is stronger than my fear of death".  And I thought about all the 'Mikes' and others out there that prefer to stay away from what they claim they love so much.  …And I believe them.  I believe Mike when he says how important the Land of Israel is to him.  But the question is, HOW MUCH?

      No love is perfect.  Our spouses may have caught our eye and our hearts, but they still can drive us mad some times.  Should we walk away from the marriage because of it?  What does love mean anyway?  Is it a feeling, an adjective? Or is love a verb? 

      For those of us brought up on Hollywood movies, we naturally come to the conclusion that love is a feeling, an adjective.  Love is portrayed as an overwhelming, passionate, emotion.  But real life, and Torah, tells us differently.  Love is actually a verb.  It is what we DO for the object of our love, that really shows our love and commitment. 

      I remember when I was a little kid playing with and petting our dog and saying in a cute voice over and over again, "I love you Skipper".  Everyday I would pet and tell my dog how much I loved him.  Then one night my father came home from work on a rainy night.  The dog was outside and he asked if anyone of us (siblings) had brought the dog into the house and fed him.  None of us did.  We were warm inside and watching TV.  He said to us, "you love, love , love your dog, but did you feed her today? No.  Did you bring her in for the night? No.  Don't give me your love, love, love statements anymore.  That's not what love is."  He turned and walked away to take care, feed, and 'Love'  that dog.  I always remembered that.  It was one of those wake-up lessons of life that happen in childhood.

      And so it is for Israel.  The consensus here is that most of the people presently in the government are either corrupted or in politics for their own personal advancement.  They are not people who serve the nation.  They are not lovers of the Land of Israel.  They are people who say they care, but use their elected status for their own pleasures, -like we did as kids, for our dog.  So, …love, shmove.  The same goes for our friends in the Diaspora who say that they care about Israel, but yet, they stay away. 

      A country singer can write lyrics about a man whose love for a woman is stronger than his fear of death.  What about our brothers and sisters away out  there in the Diaspora?

      Is their love (for Israel) stronger than their fear of death?

      For our boys who go to fight the Hizbullah and Hamas, it is.

      Is their love stronger than their fear of going to jail?  For our youth who are as young as 12 years old, it is.

      Is their love stronger than their fear of chucking it all and coming to a foreign culture?  For all the Jews who made Aliyah it is.

      Is their love stronger than their fear of an uncertain future?  For all the Jews living here it is.

      Do the key board-pounders in the Diaspora who claim they love Israel,  work the land, clean up the thorns, move the rocks, caress the soil, plant the seeds to make The Land bloom again?

      Do the key board-pounders marry and have children here and raise their families here?  Do they strengthen the Jewish  population here?

      Do they do ANYTHING here?

      For the Jews living here, in the Land of Israel, our love is stronger than our fear of death.

      NEW LYRICS for this song, sing along! 

      Out in the Western part banks of the Jordan
      I fell in love with the soft rolling hills
      Nighttime would find me in Joseph's tomb praying
      Music would play in my mind and bring chills

      Blacker than night were the eyes of Fatima
      Wicked and evil while casting a spell
      My fear was deep for this knife wielding maiden
      I'd have to shoot, but in vain I could tell

      That night Fatima's Imam came  to kill me
      Wild as he tried to catch me, eeeeeeee
      Dashing and darting, I fought to escape
      From Wicked Fatima, her Imam and flee.

      So in anger I challenged his right for the Land that he squatted,
      Down went his hand for the gun that he wore
      My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat
      I punched Hamas-nik' down flat on the floor

      Out through the back of the Tomb I had ran
      Towards where the settlements were
      I got home back to my house on the mountain
      Holding my stake in the land till we could?

      Ok, enough for me, you can do the rest of the lyrics. I wanted to post this a few days ago, and I thought I'd have time to finish this song, but you are all creative.  Give it a try.

      Cheshvan 7, 5769, 11/5/2008


      by Tamar Yonah

      Tsk tsk tsk, The American people were fooled. We are all witnessing history, as a once great nation has willfully decided to destroy itself from within. Some of it is due to ignorance and a poor education. Some of it is due to guilt feelings, thinking that by voting for a minority candidate, it shows how enlightened and 'hip' they are. (I want to say here that I think it is wonderful that a person can get elected no matter what their race, religion or skin color. That's the greatness of America.) But some are just fools. Lazy thinking, dumbed down fools.

      A guest I had on my show once stated, there are two things that have to be fought for or worked at: Your health & your freedom. One has to work at their health, keeping the body fueled with proper foods and exercise, if they want to be healthy. The second thing, freedom, also has to be fought for and worked at. No one will give you freedom or let you keep it unless you are willing to defend it.

      Another guest I had on my show stated something very true as well. For American citizens thinking that they will always be protected by the constitution, that beautiful document, think again. The constitution is only as strong as the people willing to fight for it.

      The American people, and many of you reading this, were raised with honest, decent and great work ethics. We knew that and education with hard work, coupled with humility and gratitude would produce it's rewards. We could sit back and enjoy our hard earned blessings knowing that we got them honestly. This new generation was raised with getting too much, too soon, and growing up too fast. Add to that a massive influx of immigrants who came to America, not looking so much for freedom and a chance to make something of themselves, but of people who came - to make money and live a more affluent life. Nothing so wrong there, but if money is your #1 goal, moral decay takes place.

      Today's generation wants it all without taking responsibility. We want to be swept away by a Prince Charming who will promise he will take care of us. But this Prince Charming is only 'charming' us. Soon the wedding night will be over and then daylight will break, and it will be grey skies.

      These videos below will show what (unfortunately) many (not all) Americans have become today,,, dumbed down, lazy, poorly educated, and people wanting to live above their means. People who thought nothing of feeding their instant gratification, maxing out their credit cards, falling into debt, and wanting 'it all' without the honorable value of hard work and living within their means. This is one reason why promises of hand outs $$$ and 'change' won Obama the elections.

      'Obama Supporter Thinks She Won't Need To Worry About Paying For Her Gas And Mortgage Anymore'

      More dumbed down America: This is a clip from the Howard Stern radio show. He sent someone out to Harlem to ask residents there what they thought of Obama's policies. Instead, he took McCain's policies and switched them for Obama's. Hear what they said:

      And last, see how the hip 'enlightened' are just as easy to manipulate, because people don't want to think,  Yup, they fooled you!

      Cheshvan 5, 5769, 11/3/2008

      U.S. President Hussein Obama. Congratulations America!

      by Tamar Yonah

      *** I have added another video for your viewing, see bottom of blog.

      Folks, I was going to let this drop.  I am tired of the Obama topic. The guy is probably going to win the elections in the USA, but I just wanted you all to be aware of who you are choosing as your next leader and what kind of 'change' you may be getting.

      I had on my show Dr. Jerome Corsi who talked about Mr. Hussein Obama, and his ties with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.  Now, before you fall asleep from more political talk, please read a bit further.  You really should know that your next president, is at least oblivious, or at worst, in bed with, Muslim radical extremists who want Sharia law, a safety net for Muslim terrorists, and a ban on public Christian worship.  Lest you forget, the Moslem extremist regimes are at war with the United States. 

      I just can’t fathom people who would not only tolerate, but actually vote for a man who won't present his birth certificate to the American people when being asked, and then sued (what contempt he must have for the people, and this is before he even becomes president!)  and associates with people like Reverend Wright who says G-d d-mn America, William Ayers who bombed America, and Rashid Khalidi who probably supports the bombing of Israel. With a background like that, as one talk-backer stated, Obama wouldn't pass security to obtain the job of being his own bodyguard, yet he will hold the most powerful and sensitive office in the world.

      In the videos below, you will see with your own eyes, Hussein Obama's support of Muslim Kenyan Raila Odinga, a man who once went to prison for his involvement in trying to overthrow the Kenyan government back in the 1980's. Hmmm, come to think of it, kind of like another William Ayers? Interesting company Obama keeps. But this is not 'company' this is 'family'.  Odinga just happens to be Obama's (first?) cousin.   In an interview, Odinga told BBC's "The World Today" that Senator Obama's father was his maternal uncle. Hear it here.

      Obama is reported to have raised money – up to a million dollars, for Odinga's campaign, to oust the religiously tolerant Kibaki government of Kenya. Odinga lost the presidential election in the end, but the anger of that loss resulted in a backlash of deadly violence in Kenya from his supporters, which left an estimated 1,000 members of the nation's Kikuyu tribe dead and up to 500,000 displaced from their homes.

      According to reports on World Net Daily.com,  Odinga's supporters damaged or destroyed up to 800 churches in Kenya, including perpetrating a horrific scene of herding several Kenyan Christians into a church and setting it on fire with the Christians inside, copying what the Nazis often did to the Jews during the Holocaust.

      But Hussein Obama, the probable next U.S. president, backed his Muslim side of the family, his cousin, who will work to bring in sharia law in Kenya, make a safe haven for terrorists, and forbid Kenyan Christians from displaying their Christian worshipping and practices in public.  See the 'Islamification' Pact that Odinga signed Aug. 29th, 2007, with some of Kenya's radical Muslims.  It seems to me, that that goes against American values of tolerance and religious freedom.  Truly unbelievable the issues here, and one wonders why the mainstream media does not let you know this.

      Cheshvan 1, 5769, 10/30/2008

      Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! -Part 1

      by Tamar Yonah

      The World is racing towards the future at a dizzying pace. The economy, our privacy, and another possible world war.  Let's start with the economy.

      As you know, I have covered the efforts to establish The North American Union (AKA NAFTA on steroids)  which is basically a copy of the European Union but tailored for North America. Like the 'Euro' in the EU, the NAU's currency, if it actually comes into being, is rumored to be called the 'Amero'.  With the U.S. dollar tanking, it's a perfect opportunity to convince the people that an NAU is a necessity to save the economy, and introduce the new 'Amero'. 

      Below, watch this video with Hal Turner .  Turner is known for being a white supremest and probably believes in Zionist conspiracies as well.  He hints to this saying that the bankers and their descendants are still around.  One can imagine he is referring to the Jews, even though the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and the JP Morgans, etc weren't Jewish, and probably many Rothchilds today aren't Jewish either with all the assimilation and intermarriage.  But this doesn't mean that the coin he shows in the video, is not a real minted coin.  I understand that some say the coins were made for souvenirs, and some say the coin is real and was a pay off to China for part of America's debt(?).  You can decide for yourself.

      Now, not only the dollar, but the world's economy is tanking.  What will be done?  How will order be made from this chaos?  Some are saying that the Amero will be bypassed and instead, the world will go to a global currency.     According to The Economist Magazine, they warned already 20 years ago that citizens all over the globe should get ready for a new currency, perhaps called, the Phoenix.

      Title of article: Get Ready for the Phoenix 
      Source: Economist; 01/9/88, Vol. 306, pp 9-10 

      "THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency.  Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let's say, the phoenix.  The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today's national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century."

      So, if the your fiat currency will be like tissue paer in the future, what should one invest in? Should y'all buy gold?  I am NOT an economist, but I wouldn't listen to Mr. 'White-Supremest' Turner either. What if governments outlaw citizens from owning gold or silver?  And if they control the market, how do we know that gold will retain it's valuabilty?  If you can't sell the gold you purchased, what good will it be?  You can't even eat it.  

      Seems to me, the best thing people can invest in, is land (property) and food. They never go out of style. For my Jewish readers, I would highly recommend that they purchase an apt. somewhere in Israel.  It will always have a  re-sale value.  Israel is growing.  The demand will only get larger.   Owning property in Israel is a mitzvah, a good place for you to run to if you need to, and you'll have a place to rest your head when you get off the plane if you come.  As well, you can rent it out while you are not living there, and have it help pay for itself until you are in need of it.  If one day you decide to move here (hopefully) and it is not your 'dream house', you Can always sell it and use the money to purchase the place you really want, maybe even in another part of Israel.  Nothing is forever.

      Well, I have LOTS more to inform you about, but this blog entry is long enough for now.  I'll be back soon.