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This is the private Domain of Ruben Safir. It is a nearly 20 year old compendium of living experience, family experience, story telling, and shared culture. I have six children (Talyah Leah, Shoshan Rivka, Dovid Shimon, Itka Shira, Aviva Rochel, and Schmuel-Lieb Eliezar), and 3 grandchildren. The site contains many thousands of photographs, images, a resource section of archived news articles, many of which have otherwise disappeared from the internet, and many kids pictures sprinkled throughout. Due to my personal interestest you will find here substantial information here on Brooklyn, Free Software, Linux, Jewish information, history, the fine arts, Israel, events, and more. Take a look at the site map menu for categories that I've added to most of these pages

Over the last few years, I've been slowly reorganizing this site according to the site map. In the process, I've done a lot of recent writing and trying to get more of the images into organized compartments and onto webpages. I hope you find some of this material useful.

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Everything here, at least what has been produced by me, has been written with VIM, and the graphics have been created with the GIMP and other Free Software. EMBPERL, modperl, Perl and Python are used for development. I try to keep all graphics as PNG or JPG files.

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Some political stupidity.

It seems this past couple of years has been a banner years for political newspeak. We are reaching a dangerous time for Democracy and Individual Freedom
There has been an effort of late to rehabilitate the image of David Dinkins. David Dinkins was an extemist and racist dispite his veneer of gentility. After the Crown Heights Riots he was quoted in the NY Times as saying:

''I found that out during the days immediately following Crown Heights, They said in effect to the Park Avenue Jews, 'You all have abandoned us.' That wasn't true, but that's what they said.''


This statement, quoted in the NY Times, has so many levels of deep racism and misconceptions that it is impossible to go through them on this webpage. But on the top the list is his idea that somehow the Jews who were attacked and in the violent riots by the Black community who lived in Crown Heights, Brownsville and East New York, somehow complained to coreligionists from "Park Avenue", because in Dinkins mind there is some kind of conspiracy there.

Did he really think that the people who live on Park Avenue could care less about Jews living in the ghetto of Crown Heights? If they did, we would have a much better city.

Secondly, what does that have to do with the fact that he created the race baiting environment that allowed for the riots in the first place, and then tied the hands of the police force when the riots started. And then left Bill de Blasio to handle the riots while he went to see the US Open


Barak Obama -
The "broader point we need to stay focused on," he added, "is what we have is a disaffected Sunni minority in the case of Iraq, a majority in the case of Syria, stretching from essentially Baghdad to Damascus. ... Unless we can give them a formula that speaks to the aspirations of that population, we are inevitably going to have problems. ...

...This President has been sniffing too much glue...
OK, more to the point, you have to have ignored 5,000 years of human history to believe any sort of capitulation can resolve the violent social and political upheaval of political Islam.


Obama again ..
"If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress, and don't trust federal judges, to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here."

...where is Dan Quayle when you need him. It is the very premise of any sane political constitution and democratic body of law that first and foremost, you can not trust the government. Therefor government must be LIMITED and never trusted.


On Michael Bloomberg
"She noted that police made 4.4 million stops between 2004 and 2012, and frisked over 2 million people. "In 98.5% of the 2.3 million frisks, no weapon was found," she wrote"

Why does our mayor need to be told that he can not stop and frisk MILLIONS of people? He is gone now, but his replacement comes with his own troubles, starting with a fundamental lack of desire to pick up the trash. I feel like NYC is living on a yoyo, bouncing from one form of insanity to the next.


Now on to matters of interest

Porgies in Hand
Fishing in Brooklyn

Horse Racing at Sheepshead Bay

Nechama Sussman letter of recomendation from Refuah Health Center in South Fallsburg. This is a very special girl.