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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Do really need new treaties with oil producing Arab nations?


So the US arms people who 

1. Have never worked a day in their lives.

2. Treat women horribly

3. Would never dream of practicing democracy even in its simplest forms.

4. Have religious figures who tell them our way of life is the way of Satan. 

5.  Have as much legitimate title to their oil wealth as my dog. 

6.  Live in countries that give 99% of the income to less than 1% of the population.

7.  Dont even know how to use these weapons properly.

8.  Sell a product we now have plenty of thanks to fracking.   So we dont need them for anything. 

9.   Have never won a war much less a battle. 

10. Sorely tempt the integrity of American politicians by constantly attempting to bribe them.

11.  Keep all the good prostitutes.

Why the National Security Agency is necessary.

To preserve our standard of living that is vastly higher than the majority of the Islamic world we have to protect ourselves.  Our problem with Islamic Fundamentalists would disappear overnight if Americans lived at their humiliating level of poverty and squalor.  There would be nothing to be jealous of. 

I, for one, love living much better than everyone else in those miserable countries.  But let's be frank - we need to find, muzzle and kill the most able Islamic practitioners who want to undermine our way of life.   

Our enemies call it Holy War.  But they are deluding themselves and their people.   This is all about income distribution.    

I wonder how many Americans would stay "patriotic" without the wide ranging comforts available in this absolutely spectacular country.   I love it here and treasure what the NSA does to preserve what is clearly inequality with the rest of the world.  You can't tell Islamic people to "eat cake" and not fight hard when the reaction manifests itself. 

Graham Arader

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Incredibly successful silent auction to benefit the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) at Arader Galleries!

Last night, Arader Galleries hosted an incredibly successful silent auction to benefit the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF). The auction featured a selection of works by John James Audubon, rare maps, and other works of natural history. A highlight of the evening was Graham Arader announcing that he had generously decided to increase QLF’s percentage to 50% of the hammer price, bringing the total to $18,550, to be given directly to the foundation.
The night featured a presentation by Arader Galleries expert Mike Foley, who discussed both Audubon’s penchant for environmentalism and his artistic process—through a comparison of his original watercolors and their resulting engravings. Following Mike’s talk, Kathleen Blanchard gave an inspiring talk on the founding values and methods of QLF, and discussed how the unique approach of founder Bob Bryan has made the foundation so vastly successful.

Guests at 1016 Madison Avenue enjoyed a night of food, drink, and bidding wars, raising a total hammer price of $37,100; their generosity will help QLF continue to carry on its legacy of preservation, community, and cultural heritage. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

My Involvement with the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Carolyn Rodriguez"
Date: Apr 27, 2015 9:14 AM
Subject: Thank you!
To: "graham arader" <grahamarader@gmail.com>

Dear Graham,

I want to thank you again for your generosity in sponsoring the advances we have made this year in understanding the intersection of collecting, art, and hoarding behaviors.
Thank you for again for hosting the presentation in your gallery!
It was truly awe inspiring to see your collection – I can’t believe you have 30 more rooms like the one you showed me! It is a legacy for generations.
Congratulations on all your achievements.
Warm regards and hope to see you Wednesday at Gray Matters!
Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Translational Therapeutics
Director, Hoarding Disorders Research Program
Columbia University