This last week the Torah Portion was Parshat Chayei Sarah
Complemented here by a little history: Hevron, a Jewish City From Time Immemorial – and Forever
Mixed feelings about the capture of Seif al-Islam ( perhaps he will negotiate his release, pay in cash, not blood ?)
Good News : Pentagon tests long-range hypersonic weapon
One of the many benefits of Facebook is that it gives you the opportunity of checking out what’s up with your Facebook friends. When I checked in to my Facebook account this afternoon, a notice popped up updating me on what two of my Facebook friends Mikael and Percy have been reading and thus I found out what I have always suspected since watching ET – that (1) we might all be aliens - and this includes the so called illegal immigrants.
I say including so called illegal immigrants because I remember it was early in January 1970 that I arrived in Accra, Ghana the birthplace of the still topical idea that Africa Must Unite to meet a scenario other than Africa uniting. Ghana’s Aliens Deportation Act which looked upon illegal immigrants with displeasure and therefore called them “aliens” ( yes like from Mars and other planets out there, far from the planet of the human race) such an Act had been freshly promulgated to meet a national emergency, and that Act was being acted upon just then and without compassion for fellow Africans.
The Aliens Deportation Act affected mostly Nigerians, that year, and I remember changing my dollars (at a favourable rate of exchange) to help my Yoruba brothers the Yoruba traders who were the people mostly affected by the deportation orders.
Nigeria in turn took similar steps in January 1983, but then I was in Sweden on a two month holiday from work in Nigeria, so I did not witness the distress of those affected by the deportation orders, mainly Ghanaian workers, artisans, professionals, who had gravitated to the richer pastures of Nigeria during Nigeria’s oil boom years when a Naira was the equivalent of Her Majesty’s £-Sterling
Today, it’s approximately 250 naira to the £-Sterling……and in this oil rich country ( Nigeria) it’s not as bad as Zimbabwe where the national currency has suffered a more disastrous collapse, from 1 Zimbabwe dollar = USA $ 1 in 1981 – to 600 million Zimbabwe dollars = $USA 1 three years ago…..when White farm possession was on the decline….
It comes with the terrain. The other thing I learned at Facebook today was this which my friend had been perusing and the content in my opinion is inexcusably in bad taste
Reading that item will probably leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and perhaps a bad smell in your nasal orifices. Sorry about that. Now that you’ve read it , how do you react?
If much of the above makes you sad and dreary, listen to this