“When a gunman opened fire in a synagogue in California, killing one and injuring three others, Lori Kaye jumped between the shooter and the rabbi.
“Kaye, 60, was shot at the synagogue and died at a nearby hospital.
“In addition to Kaye, at least three others were wounded in the shooting Saturday (4-27) at Congregation Chabad in Poway, north of San Diego. By late Sunday morning, all three injured victims had been discharged from a hospital.” - Faith Karimi & Hollie Silverman/ CNN/ 4- 29-19
"Sri Lanka awoke Tuesday to a day of mourning as the country continued to reel over the devastating attacks which took some 310 lives, including many Christians celebrating Easter Sunday." - Jenni Marsh, Julia Hollingsworth, Bianca Britton and Barbara Starr/ CNN/ 4-23-19
“A wave of bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 321 people and injured hundreds more. Authorities have arrested 40 people."
"While ISIS claimed responsibility, there is no direct evidence the group coordinated the bombings. Authorities have arrested 40 people in connection to the attacks.” - Euan McKirdy and Sheena McKenzie/ CNN/ 4-23-19
"At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday." Patrick Greenfield/ Guardian/ 4-23-19
Please give to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society: National Headquarters/ 106, Dharmapala Mawatha/ Colombo 07, Sri Lanka/ (94) 11 2691095 , (94) 11 2691095/ email@example.com
He was: of migrant, impoverished parents...
from my cartoon of 1988 (edited 11/16/19).
Happy Good Friday:
"Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, the divine mercy and the redemption of all people. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover." - Wikipedia
A version originally posted on 4/5/2018:
Have a good Passover...
“Passover or Pesach from Hebrew is a major, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible, especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken place at about 1300 BCE (AM 2450).’“ - Wikipedia
Passover 2019, begins tonight, the evening of Friday, April 19, and ends the evening of Saturday, April 27. - Google
"In the debris and rubble of war I see a woman caked in heavy dust, face wiped clean in streaks, tear stains sacrificing grief to gravity. She has long black hair, um, covered in gray powder. The woman is holding the empty body of a small child with her head unsupported, small legs and arms drape boneless from outstretched hands and fingers. The toddler is barefoot, dirty, bloody, broken. Sobbing, the woman’s dark inset eyes are, uh, focused on her child. The mother and child have the same desert-brown coloring of Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed. We don't know if the mother and child are Israeli or Palestinian: we can’t tell -- the camera pans and we move on…"
Originally posted 1/3/2017:
“The ancestors of the Jewish people Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or the Patriarchs, and Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel, or the matriarchs, stories are told in Genesis.”
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel are common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam... Abraham is Ibrahim in Islam, Jacob is Yaqub, and Isaac is Ishaaq. - sources various, including Wikipedia
In Arabic: Sarah is Sar, Rebekah is Rafaqa, Leah is Lya, and Rachel is Rashil. - Google translator
"Belief in all of the Prophets and Messengers of God is a fundamental article of faith in Islam.” Other Islamic Prophets: Adam, Jesus, Moses, and Muhammad. - Sound Vision
Jesus is Isa in Arabic. - Google
The matriarch of Islam, Hajra, a slave, is known in Judaism and Christianity as Hagar. - Shahla Khan Salter
Please give to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence/ One Broadway, Suite 210/ Denver, Colorado 80203/ 303-839-1852
Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution:
The first ten Amendments to the Constitution, enacted December 15, 1791:
Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment VII: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
- from Google and a website I neglected to note but will if I can find it again.
Sometimes definition is just perspective and perspective just experience all dressed up for court.
“I’m impressed by the Homeric environmentalist baiters who spend many, uh, hours in camouflaged tree forts in Golden Gate Park struggling to overcome the odds, fighting Mother Nature and the cold and the urge to quit, just to bait, stalk and terrorize an environmentalist -- baiting with environmentalist and pornographic literature. It takes a lot of self-discipline and even more beer to be a Herculean environmentalist baiter. But, thank god there are still some rugged baiters left because at the, ah, uh, er, end of the summer I found a ton of discarded Hustler and Penthouse magazines underneath the camouflaged tree forts in Golden Gate Park, and near Louis' out at Seal Rocks. In the last year I’ve salvaged at least a dozen dirty magazines. Though, it’s true Congressman McCarthy was upset with me and asked me to remove all of the articles before I kept the magazines. Suddenly, uh, it’s tough for me to talk -- I’m overwhelmed with emotion -- uh, someday, I want to be a Master Baiter just like my father was." - caption changed on 12/18/19 (copyrighted 2019)
Please give to the Shriner's Hospitals: 3551 North Broad Street/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140/ 215-430-4000/ and:
2425 Stockton Boulevard/ Sacramento, California 95817/ 916-453-2000
"Your life is powered by a fear of shaving but you have to shave every day… after that, by domino theory, civilization hangs on by a whisker."
Please give to the Palestine Red Crescent Society/ HQ: Palestine, Al-bireh/ (972)(2) 297 85 20/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ And:
Magen David Adom in Israel: 60 Yigal Alon Street/ Tel Aviv 67062/ Israel/ 972-3-6301461/2
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