October 21, 2006 — Ten years past.

That day helped change lives for many, in a very good way:

Esther Muradov was a delicate, 13 year-old young lady when we met her ten years ago today at our private home. With her mother on piano, she lifted her violin and played the first long note of a Vieuxtemps Concerto. Hair rose on my arms.  Suzanne and I, and friends, sat stunned as this child mastered the music as though in a concert hall.  When she finished, I lifted my jaw off the floor as a zillions questions flowed through my brain.

“How much do you practice?”

“About four hours a day.”

“Who’s your favorite violinist?” I asked

“Jascha Heifetz,” she responded.  

“But he died long before you were born.”

“I know,” she replied. “But he was the greatest of the 20th century.”

She was right.

“What are your ambitions, Esther?”

“Well, I’d like to go to Europe and compete internationally against other violinists. Maybe, someday I can play in Carnegie Hall.”

Her Russian-born mother, Pervin Muradov, answered for her, “Too expensive.  Besides that, her violin no good. Other kids will have much better instruments.”

“Perhaps we can do something,” I

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If folks want a glimpse of what happens when unbridled swarms of refugees are allowed into the United States, simply look to the Mariel Boat lift of May, 1980.  It is a microcosm of what will likely occur throughout America if we blindly look away in the name of humanity.

     I was captain of Miami-Dade Homicide when our police agencies, fire departments, hospitals, schools and jails were crammed beyond capacity as 120,000 human beings invaded our local population nearly overnight from a foreign land. Law abiding, tax-paying Americans were the losers. Fidel Castro was the winner. Cuba opened its doors to jails, prisons, mental institutions and all others (sick, disabled, unattended elderly) who they considered drains on their communist economy and waved them goodbye as President Carter welcomed them with open arms.

     Our rates of murder and rape tripled. Robberies went viral. Already overcrowded jails became stuffed like human sardine cans. Crime victimization soared. Local hospitals went into overload crises. Classrooms bulged with poor kids who could not understand the language, or the culture. Bodies were found in car trunks, swamps, roadsides, etc., unable to be unidentified. Killers and thieves left fingerprints that didn’t matter because perpetrators had no records

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Think Trump’s remarks uttered in private from 11 years ago were terrible?  Read on:

Many books have been written by former aides and secret service personnel that chronicle the behavior and attitudes of the woman (Hillary) who aspires to be our next president.  There is no reason to suggest they are lies or written by hacks just trying to sell books. No such books about a foul-mouthed, condescending First Lady were ever published or written about Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Rosalyn Carter..and etc.

The following provides a sampling of Hillary’s private filthy tirades and her disdain for people under her…not said in jest. While reading, think about Trump’s private conversation eleven years ago which is being used by Hillary and the Democratic party, and the left media, as a lightening rod to portray Trump as a horrible person.  Think about the utter hypocrisy, when Hillary is not held to account for her actions and her air of superiority.  I realize a lot of folks don’t want to read this, but if you are on that “hate Trump” train, you should have the guts to digest see the whole picture.
Here are some quotations gleaned from a number of authors who
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“Birth of a Nation = 9 ½

    In a word: Depressing.

     But that doesn’t mean it was a bad movie. To the contrary, this is a highly emotional, deep, tragic story about the horrors that African-Americans endured in the early 19th century in America. The scenes are graphic and horrific, bringing stark reality not only to the indignation cast upon innocent human beings, but the torture and inhumanity they suffered at the hands of malevolent whites of the period.

     The story is based upon the plight of an American slave named Nat Turner who, in 1831, led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, resulting in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people while putting down the rebellion. Turner was caught two months later, and hanged.

     The film not only stars actor Nate Parker, he also co-wrote and directed the movie. Acting is superb, not only on his part, but all the cast. The movie was sold at the Sundance Film festival for a record amount of money.

     At the conclusion of the movie, we continued to sit

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Why Trump?

     Because he’s not Hillary.

     This isn’t about Democrat versus Republican. It’s not because of liberal or conservative thinking. Because there are good and decent people in both camps, who mean well and have different visions on how to achieve the same, basic overall objectives for the people.

     But a Hillary Clinton presents a whole other story. What boggles the mind is that people have all the knowledge about her morality, but millions simply don’t give a damn.  Why is it that people can be so easily led over a cliff like herds of mooing cattle as people blindly go in droves supporting Hillary Clinton who strives to give America the most dishonest and corrupt politician in the history of the presidency.

     It is sad, indeed, that good and decent people will turn a blind eye to known facts – by the hundreds – that have clearly identified her, over and over, as a pathological sociopath who holds no remorse or accountability for her mind-boggling list of incompetence, mendacity and deception.

     Sure, Trump has plenty of faults, so do all the other Republicans (and Democrats) who vied for the presidency. But comparing her to any of the others is

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According to the Bureau of Justice, 1,574,800 inmates are housed in America’s state and federal prisons. Only 7 percent of those are female.

     Is that fair? Why do men face such lopsided discrimination? If police and courts did their job properly, shouldn’t women comprise 51 percent of prison inmates?

     That’s a question I would like to have posed to Fox News Analyst, Julie Roginsky, who confronted Eric Trump on “Outnumbered” recently, citing how blacks make up only 13 percent of the population, but they are subject to 31 percent of police shootings. There they go again, I thought, making police officers out as violent Negro-hunters, comprising an evil cabal to target and shoot down black males. I was sorry that Eric wasn’t armed with the facts and figures, because it would have made Ms. Roginsky look like an idiot.

     The reason women are incarcerated so much less that men, is because men commit the overwhelming majority of serious crime. That’s a well-known fact.  

     Of course blacks are subject to violent police confrontations in America, because they are responsible for a highly disproportionate number of violent crimes. Like it or not, that’s also a fact. It has nothing to do with

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I wasn’t going to write a review on this movie. Then I saw it.

Snowden will not go down among the most entertaining movies of all time. Parts are dull, others are hard to understand. In particular, there is (as expected) an overdose of cyber jargon that the average non-techy viewer will find hard to sort out.  But the good news, is that it doesn’t matter. What comes through loud and clear is the message; Does the government have a legal right to invade the privacy of any and all Americans in the name of national security?

This movie is more of a docudrama as director Oliver Stone lays out the life, missions and tribulations of Edward Snowden, who — in the minds of some — is seen as a national traitor, and to others, a hero. There is no mystery here, as Snowden clearly admits to what and why he did when providing the press the information about the NSA and CIA spy network which actually has the capacity to invade anyone, not just suspected criminals. He also knew the risks, which are still pending as he has been holed up in — of all places — the country

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