Nov 6, 2019

Buying Produce in North Park San Diego

Chatting about carrots at Smart and Final on Mississippi and University Ave in North Park, San Diego:

Where is your go to produce place?

Someone complained the bagged baby carrots were soggy and indescribably odd.

Exact same carrot story. I was quite annoyed since I pass through there several times a week on my way home from the dog park. The milk is more fresh than Vons, it is cheaper and the lines are shorter. Sometimes I make my own yogurt so I like to be able to count on fresh milk. The manager in the checkout told me it was an issue of the veg watering system spraying too much water and then the water really does not drain but sits there and the issue is created. I have noticed they have not changed anything even though they said it would be addressed. The other issue is green beans--old green beans in the loose bin--wrinkled and still expensive. One gets the impression that most people buy vegetables in packages . They can have some really good prices and I love their biscotti from their bakery. Check out North Park Produce on Wilson and El Cajon Blvd. Yes, one has to look at the items but not really more than S and F. Their deli rice is delicious and their olives, feta cheese and hummus are wonderful. For instance, their red, yellow, orange and green peppers are a very inexpensive price and pomegranates are inexpensive, also. One does have to look at the fruit getting a pom with a bad spot but at the end of the day it is one of my favorite places.

The bread and the candy are lovely, too.

Nov 5, 2019

Paul Manafort Pardoned: Clarence Page Prediction on The McLaughlin Group 11/1/19

Love The Group--Woof!

I think John McLaughlin would love the new group, too.  What do you think?

I am always trying to tell everyone about Diana George Babish and her dog and cat shelter near Bethlehem in Palestine. 

The cool thing is that there are many folks working together to bridge the political and physical gaps to find homes for these animals.

Will you please consider helping Diana by just telling everyone about her place or maybe even a donation--or if you have any tips on sharing or possible donors who may be interested in this very worthy cause.

I visited Palestine and ended up falling in love with the place but I could not help but noticing so many stray dogs all over the place.

Thank you for reading and here is a little bit about Diana from her facebook page......just google Diana George Babish.

My dear animal-loving friends: Diana will be here tomorrow for adoption day. I have a few donations for her already. If you’d like to donate food, supplies oe cash, please contact me and I will make sure she gets your donated goods or cash. Please remember that no donation is too small 🙏🏻 100 Shekels buys Diana’s fur babies 20kgs or dog/cat food. Please note that you can also donate directly to clinics where Diana takes the fur babies for treatment. Please get in touch with me directly and I will provide you with information.
Thank you in advance for your kindness ❤️
I want to thank Gideon Rosenblit and his wife, as well as Rivkah Naomi Green (donated in loving memory of her mom) for their generous donations to Diana’s shelter this week 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Here is Diana bringing a dog to the airport in Tel Aviv on the way to a new home:

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Nov 2, 2019

The McLaughlin Group 10/25/19 featuring Eleanor Clift

San Diego Arab Film Festival to Screen The Tower at Special Fall Screening on November 2, 2019

The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

San Diego Arab Film Festival to Screen
The Tower at Special Fall Screening on November 2, 2019

On November 2, the San Diego Arab Film Festival will present a special screening of The Tower, a beautifully animated film that tells the story of Wardi, a young Palestinian girl who lives with her family in the Lebanese refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather, Sidi, was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being exiled from his home and homeland, Palestine, in 1948. When Sidi gives Wardi the key to his old house back in the Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday returning home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she collects her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next. An uplifting film that captures the story of Palestine through four generations.
Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Mats Grorund, the film took 8 years to make and is based on his experience of living for a year in the Burj el Barajneh refugee camp near Beirut where he taught English and animation.  To see photos of set design and construction, click here.
Note to Parents: The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival recommends this film for ages 15 and up, noting issues regarding language, mature themes and violence.
A complete Palestinian meal will be available before the film.  The meal will include vegetarian and meat option plus dessert, water, coffee and tea.  Film admission price is $15 general and $10 student.  Dinner is $12 if purchased on line, $15 at the door.
On-line ticket sales will close at Noon on November 2 unless they sell out sooner.  Remaining ickets will be available at the door until sold out.

The Tower has won these awards, among others:
  • Best Animated Feature, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2018
  • Liv Ullman Peace Prize (to director), Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2018
  • Special Jury Award, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 2019
  • Best Soundtrack, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival, 2019

Saturday, November 2
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Film screens at 7:00 PM.
Palestinian dinner available for purchase at 6:00 PM

Oct 28, 2019

Helping Dogs in Palestine: Diana George Babish and Her Amazing Dog Shelter in Beit Sahour Palestine.....and more cute dog pictures


Another happy ending for a very sweet dog " ANGELO" ...Thank You Diana George Babish for Making The World a Better Place


Another happy ending for a very sweet dog " ANGELO" .
Angelo made it to Canada , yet he is five months , he had a long trip started with pain and abuse , but he had a happy ending. Angelo with three of his siblings were found in a cardboard box near the shelter four months ago. All had severe skin problems, the two females died but the males survived Tobby and Angelo. Angelo had another additional problem, people had cut part of his leg and burnt his stomach when he was less than a month. He got the necessary treatment and was fostered first by Samar Nashash, then Leonie Bannoura, and Kaie who gave him all the attention needed for 3 months. 

Now he is in a foster home in Canada with our friend Ari who adopted one of our dogs " Gus " till his new family will take him to their house. We thank all the fosters who cared for him, Miss Michelle Boles who volunteered to take him with her to Canada, and all our volunteers who helped to make this happens. Pls save a soul by supporting our doggies

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The very beautiful and hard working Diana George Babish

نسرد لكم قصة نجاح اخرى، قصة نجاح وصول انجلو إلى كندا أمس. قبل أربعة أشهر ، وجدنا انجلو وثلاثة من اخوته في كرتونة بجوار الماوى وهم يبلغون الشهر من عمرهم، وقد كانوا يعانون من مشاكل جلدية كثيرة . لقد تلقوا العلاج الا ان اثنتين من الاناث توفت ، اما انجلوا كان قد تم تعذيبه أكثر من الناس حيث انهم قطعوا جزءا من قدمه وحرقوا بطنه. تلقى العلاج ، إلى أن قمنا بالنجاح بإيجاد عائلة تتبناه في كندا، وهو الان لدى عائلة حاضنة في كندا ، لدى صديق يدعى أري الذي سبق وتبنى من الجمعية الكلب جاس. نشكر كل من ساعدنا باستكمال مراحل حياته فقد كان هو واخوته برعاية سمر النشاش لفترة ثم ليوني بنورة ثم استقر انجلو لمدة ثلاثة أشهر برعاية كاي التي وفرت له كل الاهتمام والحب. ونشكر ميشيل بولس التي رافقته برحتلها من المطار إلى كندا ونشكر المتطوعين الذين ساعدونا بتوفير كل ما يلزم لوصول انجلو إلى حياته الجديدة في كندا.

copied from the facebook page of Diana George Babish

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