John, I hope you enjoy Israel little bit ,,,as a Canadian when I come here to Canada on 95 we travel to the U.S only with license driving ,,,today you need passport and 100 question , why, where ,and how long,, what you have with you,, worse then to go to Israel,,,, We are not in war : http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/05/canadian-businesses-fuming-as-border-guards-let-shoppers-skip-fees-documents-show/ I travel all over Europe no border any more ,,, Haim, On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I spent a while in Israel looking for places to built housing > underwritten by NY real estate gadzillionaires. Had intros to > top housing officials around the country who were bored with > US eager beavers intervening but endured the annoyance > for what little dribbled in after lots of big talk. Ridiculous > assholes is what my rich sponsors were called in-country, > and me they couldn't take seriously so cracked jokes about > what was my problem, need Freudian dental work, eh, and > far worse, sex tourism wise. > > I adored the pistol-packing civilians out of the Wild West, > rifle-toting, hitch-hiking soldiers, female and male, military > everywhere none of the phony separation in the US. > > Two anecdotes then out of here. > > Down south in the desert, miles from anywhere I stripped > to sun bathe nude. Great no tan lines. Then the sky erupted > with an Isreali jet flying 20 feet off the ground right over > my bare ass. I later learned that was commonplace for > desert wanderers from whatever Bedouin tribe the pilot > originated. > > Recovering from that shock I ventured to the Egyptian > border where soldiers were mending a fence. I halloed > anybody speak English. Sure, Joe, one said, where you > from. New York, I said. Ah, yes, he said in Brooklyn English > that's got that great discount camera store 47th Street Photo. > My favorite computech place now RIP. > > I enjoyed Israel a lot, from top to bottom, from east to west. > What I didn't like was the near slave treatment of the > native Palestinians who did most of the hard work. They > hated me and let me know it, silently, spitting at my > feet, bumping me aside on the sidewalk, kids pounding > my rental car, throwing rocks at river crossings. > > Getting out of Israel, heading for Cairo, was a test of > endurance. Guards ravaged by luggage, interrogated > my travels, delayed me to miss a flight, ridiculed my > explanations. Damn, what the fuck is wrong with this > country, I mused, silently, admiring the weaponry and > the sick humor of the guards at rattling another > hated American. You didn't know Israelis hate the US? > Get real. > > Back in New York I learned the whole trip was an often > played joke, a way to kill two stones with one bird, accolades > from the brotherhood for supporting Israel without having > to risk your ass, and tax write-off for the same purpose > and same cowardice. Thus the hatred of Americans > throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Asia, Africa, > South America, Australasia, Europe, Moon, Mars, > you get the point of remote fucking with other people > for their freedom and democracy. Holy Land of the > Crusaders. > > > > -- Haim Barak To Serve and Protect Our Community In God We Trust Israel#: 5353... Email: haim357@xxxxxxxxx Skype: haim.357 http://haim357.wordpress.com/ <http://haim357.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/banner.jpg> This e-mail is intended only for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. No waiver of privilege, confidence or otherwise is intended by virtue of communication via the Internet. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying is strictly prohibited. Thank you.