Neighborhood Bully

By Bob Dylan, 1983 (on “Infidels” album)
Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man His enemies say he’s on their land. They got him outnumbered about a million to one, He got no place to escape to, no place to run. He’s the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully just lives to survive, He’s criticized and condemned for being alive. He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin, He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door gets kicked in. He’s the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land, He’s wandered the earth an exiled man, Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn, He’s always on trial for just being born. He’s the neighborhood bully. Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized, Old women condemned him, said he should apologize. Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad. The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad. He’s the neighborhood bully. Well the chances are against it and the odds are slim That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him, ‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back And a license to kill him is given to every maniac. He’s the neighborhood bully. He got no allies to really speak of, What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love. He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side. He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace, They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease. Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep. They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep. He’s the neighborhood bully. Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone, Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon. He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand, In bed with nobody, under noone’s command. He’s the neighborhood bully. Now his holiest of books have been trampled upon, No contract he signed was worth what it was written on. He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth, Took disease and sickness and he turned it into health. He’s the neighborhood bully. What’s anybody indebted to him for? Nothin’ they say. He just likes to cause war. Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed, They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed. He’s the neighborhood bully. What has he done to wear so many scars? Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars? Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill, Running out the clock, time standing still, Neighborhood bully. ……………………………………………
Zionism is merely the dream of the Jewish nation to return and live in its land... When people condemn Zionists, they mean Jews..." This last point was once made by Martin Luther King, who wrote,

"...You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are merely 'anti-Zionist.' And I say, let the truth ring forth from the high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God's green earth: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews - this is God's own truth... All men of good will exult in the fulfillment of God's promise, that his People should return in joy to rebuild their plundered land. This is Zionism, nothing more, nothing less... And what is anti-Zionist? It is the denial to the

Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they are Jews. In short, it is anti-Semitism... Let my words echo in the depths of your soul: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews - make no mistake about it."
-- from "This I Believe: Selections from the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." (New York, 1971), pp. 234-235.

"Imagine having a president whose life work was your work." It was September 2007, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was challenging members of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) to dream the dream of owning a president -- him. Obama, who was seeking the union's endorsement in the upcoming presidential primaries, reminded his enthusiastic crowd that the SEIU had supported him in the past: "All these folks sitting here, right here, they walked doors for me, they made phone calls for me, they turned out the vote for me!" Months after Obama's speech, the SEIU threw $60 million and 100,000 volunteers behind Obama's election effort. The AFL-CIO nearly matched that, with $53.4 million in election spending -- enough to help put their debt-heavy union into a minor financial crisis. .we need to get the Judicial Branch to do its job. Serial criminal offenses and crimes; multiple breaches of our Constitution. It's time for implementation of the "checks and balances," which our constitutional republic demands!! Doc Mr Obama they did not need Zagat speech, the needed to reminded that what Egypt was before the nazi born Muslim brotherhood destroyed the country. Correct: alBanna and Husseini both collaboraated and were financed by the Nazis. Fully documented. Today, organized labor owns the executive branch of the United States government. All of its appointees are sympathetic to unions, and some are shameless cheerleaders -- especially Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, whose contribution to the dispute in Wisconsin was to join the picket line and start shouting. "The fight is on," she said in a recent speech. "We work together. We help those embattled states right now where public employees are under assault." And the union bosses have all the access they could possibly want. Former SEIU President Andy Stern, before leaving his job last year, visited the Obama White House nearly 60 times in less than two years. Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO since September 2009, visited the White House 47 times in just over a year, meeting with Obama 17 times and with Vice President Joe Biden three times. He boasts that he speaks to White House officials "every day" -- even on weekends. Given recent revelations of how badly Obama has ignored his own appointees, Trumka appears to have more contact and possibly more influence with Obama than most of the president's cabinet secretaries. In a heated moment on the campaign trail last year, President Obama declared, "We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us." This comment was intended as an exhortation for voters, but it is actually an accurate statement of administration policy. It is also a fundamental principle of "gangster government," which bends and breaks laws to achieve its policy goals, rejects or stretches limits on its own power, and subordinates the public interest to favored special interests.

Gangster government has reared its ugly head in many areas during Obama's first term. ... But no special interest is nearer to President Obama's heart than organized labor, and when we talk about "friends" whom Obama helps, we are talking primarily about labor unions. Obama isn't even slightly ashamed of his transactional relationship with unions. Here is how he describes it in "The Audacity of Hope" (his second memoir) after noting all the help the unions had given him in the course of his political career up to that point: "So I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don't consider this corrupting in any way." ... In September 2007, then-presidential candidate Obama rallied the troops at the SEIU Political Action Conference. He offered SEIU members the dream of owning a president. The average American cannot expect to have the Treasury Department rig his bankruptcy, the Labor Department rig his election process, or federal procurement officers rig a bidding process in his favor. Labor unions can count on Obama for all of these things, and he'd deliver them even more special favors if he could. He is using the White House in every conceivable way to pay back a special interest that spent $400 million to elect Democrats in 2008 but whose fortunes are waning and whose relevance to the average worker has not been lower in decades. Obama isn't about to let the unions go down without all the help that he can force taxpayers to muster. You might think that when the Obama administration bails out banks with one hand and then shatters lenders' confidence with a special favor for the UAW on the other, the two acts simply cancel each other out. You might think the same when he attempts to stimulate the economy, but then creates few jobs because the money is being wasted on overpriced union contracts. But these acts do not, in fact, net out to zero. Rather, each separate act increases the Obama administration's power over business, health care, the economy and people's lives generally. Each act expands his power and helps him choose winners and losers, directing rewards to the politically favored and punishments to those who stand in his way. And that's the whole point of gangster government. Dear Dr. Mian, I hope you are well and your practice is thriving. You deserve that and have worked so hard to achieve such a good result. It was my intention to simply thank you for your 10 years of fine care for me, as I appreciate you and your committment to me, especially after the horrific event on June 1, 2001, when I witnessed and was lightly injured in the "Dolphinarium" bombing in Tel Aviv (22 dead; perpetrated by Hamas). We met a few months after that terror. Under your care, my health and mental status gradually improved, as you knew the nature of PTSD and were thorough in your medical evalauation and treatment. In 2003, when I worked at an International Learning Disabilities conference and as a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist (doing IQ, Personality, Assessment of Brain Damage, and

Cognitive Testing), I was tested myself and the results confirmed an ADHD, Inattentive Type, as well as PTSD, with anxiety and panic disorder features. Your care and treatment after this new diagnosis was excellent. The intrusive recollections, pain, and depression diminished significantly. As you know, I was very grateful. The ADD findings made sense, even retroactively. My situation now is that I'm trying to leave Israel. I was not allowed to accompany my 2 children, now 19 and 17, to see my ailing 89 y.o. mother, in October, 2010. The Court would not allow me to exit, even to see a mother with leukemia...all for a small bank debt after my divorce. This cruelty set me back significantly. I had also intended to meet with you then, but that was impossible. So, I have been entrapped in a Kafkaesque reality, complete with abusive landlords, corrupt companies & banks...all supplying a seemingly non-stop procession of trauma and obstacles. I have been reduced to a tormented soul, living a tortured existence. However, to have been reunited with my beloved chidren makes it all worth it, but...I am so fearful and beleaguered. Therefore, I cannot come to Boston in April. Also, I face surgery next month for a hernia (umbilical), and a sonogram yesterday indicated some kidney mass, so I have a CT scan on May 3rd. Also, my very high PSA (6.3) is being explored and, hopefully, a biopsy will rule out the worst. I hope for the usual "enlarged prostate" common diagnosis. I have been so overwhelmed by anxiety and panic, that my ADL's are almost back to the extreme. As the "anniversary" of the 6/1/2001 terror attack approaches (33 days) I find it more and more difficult to focus, attend to legal matters (another eviction; procedure to get exit visa; bankruptcy), concentrate (my wallet and cell phone were stolen, as I 'forgot' them in a public place) and compromised "executive functions." I have learned that the treatment for the ADD and severe anxiety/panic allow me to function fairly effectively. I no longer take anti-depressants (ssri's). So my regimen of 2003-2006 and 2009 on is the significant and empirically proven course of treatment. The doctors here have been unwilling to help and agree that I should: "just get over it! Plenty of people here have been through worse! You're a Doctor, for godssakes!..." This callous and dismissive approach has been devastating. TEVA is the largest generic pharmaceutical company now, yet the generic Aderrall they produce is not available here and not on the 'formulary.' Above all, do no harm?....not here. Having devoted my life to helping traumatized children (since Children's Hosp, S.F. 1973-81; SSDD and Mass. practice 1986-2005), I am astounded that I cannot receive any relief from my own, well-documented suffering, misery, and anxiety. Only a dedicated, loyal,and respectful physician, half a world away (that would be you, Dr.Mian...) has answered my appeals for merciful intervention. The years 2006-2009 were a longitudinal study in untreated ADD, Inattentive Type and profoundly painful "clinical trial," where I was in the "control group" which received no treatment. I will make an appointment to consult with you the moment I am free...and free to do so. I pray that I can leave here by June, or as soon as possible before or after that time. I want so much to live...and live with some quality of life. If needed, I would sign a sworn affadavit as to my condition and need for continued treatment, and I could

contact some prominent M.D.'s who might support this humanitarian plea. Without it, I descend into overwhelmed inefficiency, rumination, and the concomitant abusive responses so readily provided here in the terror war zone. Thank you, Dr. Mian. I shall see you soon. hough the Administration complains of lacking leverage with the regime, it could recall our ambassador and expel Syria's emissary from Washington. As the Foundation for Defense of Democracies suggests, the U.S. and Europe could also freeze and seize the assets of the Assads, designate Syria's elite units responsible for human rights abuses as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities, impose sanctions on companies providing the regime's tools of repression, and provide the Syrian opposition with encrypted communications technology to dodge the regime's surveillance. All this would damage the regime while signaling the opposition not to lose courage. The Obama Administration's single biggest strategic failure during this Arab spring has been not distinguishing between enemies and friends. Syria's House of Assad is an enemy. The sooner the Administration abandons the counsels of the Syria Lobby, the likelier it will be that Syria becomes a country worth lobbying for. britainistan deports former muslims (who converted to be christians) so they can be murdered by muslims just for being christians under their apostasy laws... meanwhile britainistan welcomes & funds jihadis all day long... How does a small, energy-poor and serially misbehaving Middle Eastern regime always seem to get a Beltway pass? Conspiracy nuts and other tenured faculty would have us believe that country is Israel, though the Jewish state shares America's enemies and our democratic values. But the question really applies to Syria, where the Assad regime is now showing its true nature. Washington's Syria Lobby is a bipartisan mindset. "The road to Damascus is a road to peace," said Nancy Pelosi on a 2007 visit to Syria as House Speaker. Former Secretary of State James Baker is a longtime advocate of engagement with the House of Assad. So is Republican Chuck Hagel, who in 2008 co-wrote an op-ed with fellow Senator John Kerry in these pages titled "It's Time to Talk to Syria." The Massachusetts Democrat has visited Damascus five times in the past two years alone. Yesterday, the New York Times quoted a senior Administration official saying the U.S. was reluctant to criticize the Syrian President because he "sees himself as a Westernized leader" and that "he'll react if he believes he is being lumped in with brutal dictators." This was meant as a defense of U.S. policy. The argument made by the Syria Lobby runs briefly as follows: The Assad family is occasionally ruthless, especially when its survival is at stake, but it's also secular and pragmatic. Though the regime is Iran's closest ally in the Middle East, hosts terrorists in Damascus, champions Hezbollah in Lebanon and has funneled al Qaeda terrorists into Iraq, it will forgo those connections for the right price. Above all, it yearns for better treatment from Washington and the return of the Golan Heights, the strategic plateau held by Israel since 1967. The Syria Lobby also claims that whoever succeeds Assad would probably be worse. The country is divided by sect and ethnicity, and the fall of the House of Assad could lead to bloodletting previously seen in Lebanon or Iraq. Some members of the Lobby go so far as to say that the regime remains broadly popular. "I think that President

Assad is going to count on . . . majoritarian support within the country to support him in doing what he needs to do to restore order," Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation said recently on PBS's NewsHour. Now we are seeing what Mr. Leverett puts down merely to the business of "doing what he needs to do": Video clips on YouTube of tanks rolling into Syrian cities and unarmed demonstrators being gunned down in the streets; reports of hundreds killed and widespread "disappearances." Even the Obama Administration has belatedly criticized Assad, though so far President Obama has done no more than condemn his "outrageous human rights abuses." Maybe this is all part of the Administration's strategic concept of "leading from behind," which is how one official sums up its foreign policy in this week's New Yorker. But the deeper problem is a flawed analysis of the Syrian regime's beliefs, intentions and capacity for change. Run by an Alawite minority, the regime was never going to break with its Shiite benefactors in Tehran and join the Arab Sunni orbit. A regime that builds its domestic legitimacy on hostility to Israel is also unlikely ever to make peace, even if it recovered the Golan. So it shouldn't surprise that Damascus has only stepped up its anti-American rhetoric since President Obama came to office offering engagement (and lately returning a U.S. ambassador to Damascus after a six-year hiatus), or that its ties to Tehran have only grown closer (as Amir Taheri describes nearby), or that it continues to meddle in Lebanon, which it sees as a part of "Greater Syria." What is surprising is that for so long the U.S. has refused to stare these facts in the face. Though the Administration complains of lacking leverage with the regime, it could recall our ambassador and expel Syria's emissary from Washington. As the Foundation for Defense of Democracies suggests, the U.S. and Europe could also freeze and seize the assets of the Assads, designate Syria's elite units responsible for human rights abuses as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities, impose sanctions on companies providing the regime's tools of repression, and provide the Syrian opposition with encrypted communications technology to dodge the regime's surveillance. All this would damage the regime while signaling the opposition not to lose courage. The Obama Administration's single biggest strategic failure during this Arab spring has been not distinguishing between enemies and friends. Syria's House of Assad is an enemy. The sooner the Administration abandons the counsels of the Syria Lobby, the likelier it will be that Syria becomes a country worth lobbying for. only 54% eh??? with 77% egyptians wanting public lashings, 82% wanting public stonings, & 84% wanting death for apostasy, the stats for egyptians who want an end to the israeli peace treaty should be much higher... mufti movie,nazis,arabs This is a ferociously important documentary about the close relationship between Hitler, and Yasser Arafat’s uncle, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al Husaini. Made by a German TV network and translated and subtitled by a team of dedicated volunteers, please watch to the end and pass the link around. Apsolutely true. Hitler was greatly inspired to write Main Kampf by Quran and was very enthusiastic, like Muslims, to exterminate Jews. What is wrong wit British PM Cameron to invite muslim Jihadi terrorist and genocidal killers of the Jews in the LORDS? He has definitely lost it, has

no respect for the Jews and for none of us Christians and other non-muslims. I am horrified. Apsolutely true. Hitler was greatly inspired to write Main Kampf by Quran and was very enthusiastic, like Muslims, to exterminate Jews. What is wrong wit British PM Cameron to invite muslim Jihadi terrorist and genocidal killers of the Jews in the LORDS? He has definitely lost it, has no respect for the Jews and for none of us Christians and other non-muslims. I am horrified. Sunday at 9:43pm · Unlike · 2 people Christina Sego interesting how they won't show this on britainistan tv... Sunday at 10:02pm · Like · 1 person Gary Katz Excellent! I've been searching for this for months!!! Thank you. 4 minutes ago · Like Gary Katz Christina....just so you know (& I can't give details)>>> You have saved dozens of Jewish and Christian lives tonight. If anyone EVER challenges your assessment and contributions, know that you have made a difference. Dr. Gary K Exposing hate speech > Scottish Clergy feel UK foreign policy does not address persecution of Christians overseas I don't recall this video ever being shown on british tv, no doubt for fear of offending muslims... So many people have no idea of the naziislam collaboration... 38 minutes ago · Like Gary Katz Yes. I We now know why the $7 billion Saudi-funded anti-Semitic propaganda machine was so intent on equating Jews with Nazis...the best hatred/genocide money can buy...and has bought. 32 minutes ago · Like Christina Sego Gary their lies work so well that before I took the initiative to study history including former canaan, how it IS jewish land, and arab muslim invasion in the 7th century, I too fell for the 'zionism is racism' rubbish... These organisations and these 'palestinians' lie to westerners how they want 1 big secular state for all, they wrongly portray jews as the racists who have forced them under some apartheid, and it's with these sob stories that's how they get you to believe their lies... They talk of everything to discredit jewish land, from khazar jews to comparing zionism to nazism, and if you're a person who doesn't know about history or islam, then they will brainwash you easily, I should know, they succeeded with me for a short while... Till some things like their historical claims began to not make sense to me, things like; how can 'palestinians' claim to descend from canaanites when canaanites were hamitic yet arabs are not? And arabs invaded in the 7th century LONG AFTER jewish presence on land... That's what led me to study, and also the abuse I received from muslims who were nasty towards my feminine appearance calling me a whore etc... Since then, I learnt so much about islam, stand totally by israel, care much more for my christian faith, and even discovered my own jewish roots! The devil can trick you in many ways to side with him but I won't fall for his tricks again. X 9 minutes ago · Like

Gary Katz The lies and distortions are so well-packaged...I really admire and respect anyone with the strength and courage to confront the wall of lies. I, too, was 'surrounded' in Berkeley, Cal...and when I just questioned Arafat's "peaceful intentions," I was ostracized and vilified, simply for not conforming to the Marxist lynch mob around me. I worked in Civil Rights, so I KNEW they'd always honor that. I was wrong and naive. They just wanted to co-opt me and us e my credentials to bash Israel...for BIG money$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I said: how can I go on radio and TV...I don't know anything about Israel or the Middle East. The Ayers'-type scumball and their Saudi pimps reassured me that they would give me "cue cards" filled with "aall you need to know" and say. It was disgusting, but...tempting. But I could FEEL that it was blood money, and...I was right. Doc haivri Yaakov David Ha'ivri RT @lebanonnews @AmbassadorRice UN ambassador from #Syria lamely attempts to whitewash regime crackdown. Totally divorced from reality. Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor charged President Obama with giving Syrian President Assad “carte blanche to slaughter his people”.

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