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Twisting the Truth from Jay Ambrose

Mr. Ambrose opinion on Dec 14th (Evansville Courier & Press) should have been titled: “How to twist Facts enough without turning it into Fiction!”

Reading his opinion and how he contradicts himself from one paragraph to another is truly amazing feat.  After finding out Mr. Jay Ambrose is a regular columnist for it comes as no surprise why Facts gets twisted to meet certain agenda! His Articles and titles lean heavily towards hard core right wing agenda with anti science (you can read most of his publications under above website).

One of the things I’m grateful for is our Newspaper published Ambrose article under Opinions and not as a “normal” article indicating this might not be fact.  So thank you.

We all need to hear both sides of the story and understand it. What we don’t need are individuals that believe so much in one thing or another (think Ultra Conservative and Ultra leftist) that they will twist the truth to their realm.

Here is the “Facts” Ambrose presented:

  1. “..the founding of Israel and have been mainly the fault of Palestinians wanting Jewish settlers tossed out or extinguished.” This indicates that Israel was there to begin with and was occupied by Palestinian! Let us replace “Israel” with USA, Palestinians with “American Indians (original inhabitant of this great land), Jewish Settlers with “Pilgrims or Colonists”. I think you get the point here. Who lived in Land first! Nothing like changing history!
  2. “.. many will tell you that the Jews fleeing Europe after World War II had no right to settle in Israel despite their ages-old holy sites and Jews already there. They say Israel has violated international rules.

Let us examine this closely.

Fact: Jews were treated in a way no other human being or race should have been treated in WW2 and under Hitler. So yes any race would be fleeing these conditions to survive.

Fiction:  “ right to settle in Israel despite their ages” Author indicates that Israel existed here during WW2 when they were fleeing to what was called then “Ottoman Palestine”. Remember WW2 was from 1939 to 1945. Israel “independence” wasn’t until 1948. This means Jews settled in Ottoman Palestine not Israel!

Fact: Author says “They” as word referring to some imaginary person or entity that doesn’t exists. They here means “the world” or in other words “United Nation”. So yes UN has many resolutions saying formation of Israel and ongoing occupation & settlements is against international rules. If we as a race stops following rules then we are mere animals nothing more nothing less.

  1. “..despite their ages-old holy sites and Jews already there.” Author here is trying to lead us to believe that only holy site in Jerusalem is for Jews. Yes Jews lived there but so is Christians and Muslims (was a melting pot of religions)! Surprise? If you believe in the three monotheistic religions and their origin you would know all came from that part of the world! Those three groups shared things in common. Cultural and language. Jews that came from Europe had different culture than original inhabitants.
  2. Finally Author portrays Israel as a tiny country that is surrounded by “Arabs” that wants its demise and can’t afford to survive without USA help. Israel is surrounded by: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon (which is half size of Israel) and Egypt.

Fact: Jordan and Egypt has peace treaty with Israel for years, Syria is and will be in Civil war for years to come and Lebanon has no real army to speak of. Some might say Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and Hamas in Israel are the big bad wolf!  Not sure what kind of a big bad wolf those two are. Who you think can win a fight? A person with a knife or a person with nuclear weapon aimed at you? Hint neither Hamas nor Hezbollah have nuclear weapons. In other words no such thing as “real” fight here.

To say: “…by major Arab states wanting its demise.” Is way out of context here? Israel is surrounded by Arab nations now that has done peace with it and in away support its way of life (from tourism to trade). This is crying wolf to get sympathy for an argument that doesn’t hold ground!

This brings us to the Jerusalem and why it belongs under Israel occupation per Author opinion. Looking from the outside keeping an open mind about current situation.

Fact: Palestine no longer there but replaced with Israel. We as world should by now recognize this as de-facto with Israel right to exists. This is no difference than any other country that came to existence after war. Think of Roman Empire, U.K. Empire and the like, countries got created and called for “Independence”. The country we all live in now and love was created in same fashion. So yes Israel is here to stay for long foreseeable future.

In my opinion, what Israel needs to do is follow USA footsteps on treating the indigenous people by:

  1. Giving those (Palestinians) same rights as Israeli.
  2. Provide citizenship (Israeli) and allow them (Palestinians) to vote. Think how various cultural in USA (Italian Americans, Irish American, German American, Arab American, etc) each celebrate their heritage in this country yet falls under one rule of law U.S.A.
  3. Find a way to compensate for lands taken from original inhabitants. Again Think of USA giving “American Indian” land and autonomy to run their affairs yet follow country rules living under. Also provide certain “protective” class to original inhabitants to avoid future discrimination.
  4. Jerusalem, where three religious sites exist, should be under joint control. Think of Vatican in Rome. Almost a country within a country. Why can’t we do same with Old Jerusalem? Forget about religion for a while and think of the History that we need to preserve there. Nativity Church with its beauty, Dome of the Rock that shows up on any poster for the country and Wailing Wall that is part of Temple Mount. A board of directors from the three religions oversees Jerusalem with separate funding to protect and flourish those sites.

See below an image of where each holy site at in Jerusalem.

Holy Sites

Preserving our history without destroying it is what civilized race does. We aren’t barbaric like ISIS destroying historical artifact in countries but a race that celebrate our past and look into the future. Extremism on both sides doesn’t foster corporation and compromise but divide and hatred with no winner but evil at the end.


Smart Homes of the Future and Our Way of Living

Our next Paradigm shift topic is in our homes and our way of living.

What we once thought of as just a structure that is there to protect us and our family from environment and maybe a way to show wealth, will be transformed into a smart home.

             Yes the idea is not new and uber rich have transformed their homes into true smart ones (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for example). I’m talking about the masses here, think of Cell Phones when they first came out, only “rich” afforded them. When prices went down and masses started buying them, technology leaped fast and now everyone has one or two phones.

            Same will happen with our homes and the trend has started with Fridges knowing what food you have and might need to Artificial Intelligence (AI) by Amazon, Google & Apple with products such as Alexa, Google Home and the likes. We now have an always on device that listens to our voices and responds, “living” in our homes!

           Let’s fast forward 5-10 years from now, what do you see? AI becomes common on most homes. So what? you might say, big deal I can turn lights on and off with my voice or have to do grocery list sent to my phone from my fridge.

          Open your mind. With devices similar to Google Home and Alexa gathering data from our habits and living to smart wear technology. Our homes will be few steps ahead of us. Internet speeds will be 10x more that they are now and that be the new normal. Fiber optics instead of coax cable be the one going to our homes. (we do need the bandwidth for all of this)


My Future prediction:

  1. Remember the solar panels our homes will have? The AI will Managing our power needs, sending it to proper appliances while turning others off to conserve energy. Your house now has TVs, Ovens, Microwaves, Game console, WiFi Routers etc connected and drawing power (even when they are off). With AI those be completely disconnected until you come back home.  Motion sensors in the house be the norm as well…no more asking kids :Did you turn your room light off? It be our kids in future saying to their children: Back in my days I had to run upstairs to turn my bedroom lights off, you kids have it so easy these days!
  2. With our wearable technology (smartphone, smartwatch, implants! etc), the devices will relay our information to our home. The AI in the house will either crank up heat, turn AC on and maybe turn oven on for meals to be cooked!
  3. Smart devices (I will call them pods for now) will have infrared sensors and other wave sensors. Those sensors with mic in the Pods will know who is in the room and set the “mood” according to this person. Stranger enters → Speed dial cups oops I mean send message to nearest station.
  4. Smart Fridge with AI, knows your habits. They will automatically send info for certain grocery orders to be ordered and delivered by drones to your door steps. Actually I can take this further by saying, the drone (depending on order) will fly into your house to put grocery in the fridge. Impossible? No way you say! Amazon now can deliver your package inside your house if you chose to while you are away! 
  5. TVs and game console. Have you noticed how thin TVs become with larger screens. This will be OLD technology, hologram will be the norm. No more this “large screen” in-front of us but a tiny device that project a 3D Hologram image that is visible from any angle!  CNN attempted this back in 2008! While CNN anchor didn’t see the 3D image but viewers did. This Star Wars idea will happen. Game consoles will follow in this trend. Remote controls and game console controllers will be ..a thing of the past. 
  6. Wearable technology has heart monitors. This will expand in future maybe to include:
    • Blood Pressure monitor
    • O2 level
    • Take blood sample to test sugar level (maybe via non invasive way)
    • Or even have a small AI health monitor at home that does all that plus take blood sample.
    • So on

This will translates to our home AI reading the data, and either schedule Dr. appointment for you or make suggestions on diet changes.


     7. Our cars…Hello Self driving. But this be self driving on steroids. Do we really need people to drive cars anymore?

  • Lets say your grocery order is too much for drones to deliver via air. Well Grocery store can send automated car to your address to deliver food
  • What about all these delivery drivers for Pizza and other fast food. That be way in the past. Cars or drones will deliver your order. Labor cost will go down so will insurance. One person can run Pizza shop. Automated order and making with automated delivery.
  • With self driving cars no more congested traffic, dreadlocks or even accidents.


What all this means for current companies?

  1. Security companies such as ADT, Senitrol and the like will cease to exists. They will go in same fashion as Blockbuster and Video rental companies went out. Our Pods will act as our Eyes and ears in our homes. Yes some might say big brother watching and gathering data but whether we like it or not it’s here and new generation is more comfortable with it. Stay away from investing in those security companies, their model and cost hasn’t changed in years and I don’t see them changing any time soon.
  2. Electric cars. TESLA and the likes will not be mainstream until they solve battery charging issue. It’s great for in town driving and have car charged while at home. Batteries needs to get           smaller to pack more in same space, able to pack lots of power, charges quickly and doesn’t overheat during the process. Would you drive long distance knowing (while it’s free) you have to stop for 30 min to refuel ? Look for companies that will solve this issue.
  3. Insurance companies will have major consolidation. With AI running our lives in away, accidents will be dropping.  Car insurance such as Progressive monitors your driving for additional discounts (of course you have to agree for device to be installed in your car) We aren’t far from this being reality to health insurance with various wearable devices, making sure we are following “healthy” lifestyle. i.e.  couch potatoes be penalized for not moving, smokers be dinged and any other abnormalities or behavior changes be monitored by the Pod AI at your home. Those AI Pods will relay to insurance companies the information that can be taken for or against you. Invest in companies that creates these models while reducing costs


Speaking of Health insurance..this will be our next topic and prediction


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