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'Bubbles & Bubbly' gala to feature marine expert

Dr. Ellen Prager, a marine scientist and New York Times bestselling author of "Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Ocean's Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter," will speak at Bubbles & Bubbly, the second annual gala fundraiser for Hillels of the Florida Suncoast. The event will be held at the...

Police learn from mistakes of officers in Nazi Germany

In the months leading up to World War II, many German police officers aligned themselves with their nation's military and political objectives, and were complicit in persecuting parts of the population instead of protecting them. That led to the slaughter of Jews, gays, and others targeted by Nazi politics. It...

Federation launches 'Volunteer Central'

The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast has added a new community-wide volunteer center to its website. "Our website now features 'Volunteer Central,' a resource for organizations to find volunteers, and also for individuals to find opportunities to get involved in our community," said Luce Piccin, Federation campaign and communications...

Federation changes website address

The Jewish Federation has changed its website address to incorporate its recently changed name and broader service area. "Since we changed our Federation's name in July, we want our website to reflect that," said Luce Piccin, campaign and communications associate. The Federation changed its name from the Jewish Federation of...

Wrong in any dictionary

Is it Rosh Hashanah or Rosh Hashana, or maybe Rosh HaShanah? Depending on where you grew up and what you learned in Hebrew class, you can find different spellings for the same High Holiday -- and the same goes for Hanukkah or Chanukah. Is it Bat Mitzvah or Bas Mitzvah?...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Don't conflate criticism of Netanyahu and Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her criticisms of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not be seen as shots at the Jewish state....

Real story behind Netflix's 'The Spy' reveals man who helped win 6-Day War

For "Borat," his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his...

NY county's GOP ad on Hasidic 'takeover' draws sharp rebuke

(JTA) -- A Facebook campaign ad from an upstate New York county's Republican Party has been slammed as anti-Semitic and "deeply disturbing." Titled "A storm...

NYC measles outbreak ends in Orthodox neighborhoods

(JTA) -- The measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is considered over. There have been no new infections over the...

Israeli woman held in Russian jail for months on pot charge

(JTA) -- An Israeli woman has been imprisoned for four months in Russia without being allowed to air her defense after 9 grams of marijuana...


PJ Library plans sweet storytime event to celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Allison Davis of Nobel Nectar Apiaries will talk about bees during a PJ Library Rosh Hashanah celebration on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at...

Museum exhibiting works by artist whose family was murdered by Nazis

An exhibit, "Loss and Affirmation: Illustrations and Drawings by William Pachner," is currently on display at the Florida Holocaust Museum. It is a collection of...

Dear Editor: We are appalled at the content of the article "Hosts rebut attack on the new Jewish radio show" which was printed in the...

'Sunday Simcha' host named New Programmer of Year

Tampa community radio station WMNF-88.5 FM honored "Sunday Simcha" host Joy Katzen-Guthrie with its New Programmer of the Year award at the station's volunteer appreciation...


Connecting and why we can't stay here

Emilie Socash

Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties

One of the down sides of using Hebrew words in any community endeavor is that there's the potential that it makes it just one bit...

Where we came from

How often have you said to a coworker, your spouse, or a friend, "I heard this story on the news the other day "...

Life is so endlessly delicious

"Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious." Ruth Reichl, in her book "Save Me the Plums: My...

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Rachael Glory Rubin

Rachael Glory Rubin, daughter of Jeffrey and Susan Rubin of Tarpon Springs, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday Sept....

Rachel Safriel

Rachel Safriel, daughter of Lynne and Yair Safriel of Belleair Beach, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 24...

Sophia Brooke Gellady Alalof

Sophia Brooke Gel lady Alalof, daughter of Jessica Gellady Palamar of Palm Harbor and Scott Zachary Alalof of Oldsmar, will be called to the Torah...

Wyatt Nelson Welch

Wyatt Nelson Welch, son of Nancy and Richard Welch of New Port Richey, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday,...

Rabbinically Speaking

Examining the language of truth

You may remember a 1992 film called My Cousin Vinnie. The story involves a case of mistaken identity in a murder trail in which these...

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Pittsburgh newspaper gives Pulitzer Prize money to Tree of Life synagogue Employees of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette donated to the Tree of Life synagogue the $15,000...



ELAINE LEVINE MALLER, 89, of Palm Harbor, died Aug. 27. Born in Cincinnati, she moved to Palm Harbor in 1989. She was a longtime volunteer...

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Isolated Holocaust survivors feel more connected through new Gulf Coast JFCS program

Ekaterina Ostrovskaya, an elderly Holocaust survivor from the former Soviet Union who now lives in the Tampa Bay area, is shedding her sense of isolation thanks to a new program called Chai -- which means life in Hebrew -- offered by Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Nearly one...

Gulf Coast JFCS to honor St. Petersburg police chief

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services will honor St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway with its M.A. Bernstein Behavioral Health Award on Thursday evening, May 9 The awards ceremony will take place at the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg. during "The Great Gulf Coast...

Food pantry benefactor: 'Everyone can give something'

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services' spring food drive begins Monday, March 18 and runs through Friday, April 19 to support the William and Sally Israel Food Pantry. In 2015, the Israels set up an endowment for the food pantry as a way to have an immediate and continuing...

All-day seminar will offer tips for diving in the job-search pool

TampaBay-Job-Links will present a full-day program to provide tools and strategies to help individuals in career transition kick their job search into high gear. The Job-Search Boot Camp will take place at Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m....

Interest-free college loans available through Gulf Coast JFCS

Two interest-free college loan programs to help students fill in financial gaps are available for Jewish students in Pinellas County, and one of them is also offered in Pasco counties. The programs, both administered by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, are the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) and...

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prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:23 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:2 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:0 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

propaganda analysis

explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:6 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:2 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:2 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:13 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:0 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:0 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
[news] [concept]

illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda 60%
[news] [concept]

explicit propaganda propaganda theme1 propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
explicit_propaganda : an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or programexplicit prohibition propaganda

explicit propaganda 60%
[news] [concept]

"seminar" "campaign" "exhibiting" "exhibit"6SourceWatch: War on Drugs
Write What You're Told
Anti-Drug PSAs From the 80s and 90s
Lippmann, Walter; Public Opinion (1921)
Bernays, Edward; Propaganda (1928)
propaganda_theme1 : drug war propaganda theme: hated groupshated group

propaganda theme1 55%
[news] [concept]

"Semitic" "Jews"2Hated Groups (propaganda theme 1)
America's Racist Drug laws
Labeling theory
Transfer (propaganda)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 50%
[news] [concept]

"murdered" "murder"2Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 50%
[news] [concept]

"America" "Community" "community-wide" "neighborhoods"13Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
 moral imperative
[news] [concept]
"we can't"1Majestic plural
Moral imperative
Categorical imperative
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

 drugs 95%
[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 oft-mentioned government prohibitionist

govt prohib other 50%
[news] [concept]

"police chief"2A Drug War Carol, page 18
 psychoactive plant

[news] [concept]

[news] [concept]
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana" "pot"2Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 various drugs 95%
[news] [concept]
[news] [concept]
"jail" "imprisoned"2Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States and... drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
[news] [concept]
 aggrandizing government

[news] [concept]

"expert"1Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
 mainstream (controlled) media

[news] [concept]

mockingbird Mainstream Media
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
 Mockingbird / Wurlitzer; US intel-controlled media

[news] [concept]

"New York Times"1Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 meeting 60%
[news] [concept]
"will be held" "will take place"3TAKE ACTION - Here's how!
Delphi Technique - Fake Consensus (2016)

st:0.01 fo:0 s:0 d:2.07 c:0.02 db:0.135 a:0.55 m:0.19 t:3.2 (f)

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    meeting concept - scheduled meeting, talk, or conference
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    school concept
    incarceration concept - Prisons, Jails and Probation
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    govt_prohib_other concept - prohibitionist who gets (or has gotten in the past) a government paycheck or money to bolster prohibition, but mentioned in many non-drug-related articles, too
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    moral_imperative concept
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme1 concept - drug war propaganda theme: hated groups
    explicit_propaganda concept - an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or program
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition