Friday, August 30, 2013

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  1. It's great to be back home for three days, after my first full week working in the state that shall not be named. ;)

    Temple football and a few beers down the block sounds like a great start to the weekend!

    The first Saturday of college football season needs to be a national holiday itself, if you ask me...

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    1. Laurie and I are getting ready to head up to the little town of McCloud, California, which is in the shadow of beautiful Mount Shasta and adjacent to the McCloud River.

      We're talking rainbows and browns.

      We're talking pine covered mountains, deep gorges, and numerous streams that flow into the Upper Sacramento and the McCloud.

      Beautiful.

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    2. Sounds awesome! Honestly, I feel much better and more 'back Home' here in the northeast again, but one thing I definitely miss from out West is the mountains.

      I'm heading out to Lancaster (PA Dutch / Amish country) tomorrow with my daughter, mother, one of my sisters and 'The Three Nieces.' My favorite part of day trips out there, though, is always dinner at Victory Brewing in Downingtown on the way back to Philly. ;)

      Speaking of great beer! Here's one I'm having right now at brunch in Fishtown, which receives two enthusiastic thumbs-up and a very hearty recommendation - Neshaminy Creek (Croydon, PA) Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen. Fantastic stuff!

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    3. Right on.

      I like Amish country and lived next to it for about 3 years.

      It's so fun to be driving down the road and to pass some bearded man in a black suit driving a horse-and-buggy!

      I don't know about the Amish, specifically, but in the area they also have a thing for beet-red hard boiled eggs and Yuengling beer.

      PA also has the most ridiculous "blue laws." I don't smoke anymore, but when I lived there I did and if I wanted to get a pack of smokes, a half pound of sliced turkey, and a six-pack, I would have to go to THREE SEPARATE STORES!

      Anyway, it sounds like you're doing good.

      Nice to hear it, mister.

      btw, what the hell happened to the Progressive Zionist?

      What?

      Have they gone out of business or simply moved to other terrain?

      I like to go over there maybe every 3 weeks, or so, just to see what the natives are yammering about, but there's been zero activity for over two months.

      It's too bad about Segall, actually. Overall, he doesn't have an irrational point of view, but he can also be exceedingly nasty in disagreement.

      From my end, the only reason that we had a falling out is because I did not like the gentleman's tone. It quickly became uncivil. He came on like he was the friggin' district attorney.

      It's not that I am a stranger to incivility, as Stuart could easily confirm, but Segall was dishonestly and regularly and persistently uncivil.

      I know that he was with you, as well.

      Meanwhile, David Harris-Gershon is coming out with a book.

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  2. The encouraging thing is that it seems everyone at that unfortunate TOI article you link to sees that shameless fraud as precisely the sort of useful idiot that he is.

    What many may lose sight of is that he's certainly not the first to do what he does, and that he's also far from the 'best' at his particular real-life, antisemite-enabling, anti-Israel concern troll act. He'll sell books to the Mondoweiss / Stormfront crowd, and receive a few fawning reviews from Daily Kos antisemites and maybe even that one astonishingly stupid front-pager there who praised the insane former Indonesian president's 'trial' of George W. Bush a few years ago.

    Aside from that, my feeling is that he's in for a rude awakening soon. Although perhaps he might have a future on Press TV, or something.

    As for PZ, yeah. We had creative differences. ;)

    I don't like being told where I can, and can not, post or comment. I didn't take too well to that, but that's all in the past. I don't know what they're up to, nor do I care, to be honest.

    At least they're good people who do care about Israel and the Jewish people, though, unlike that aforementioned terrorist-loving, whiny, selfish, 'let's use my wife's pain to make a name for myself!' prick...

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  3. I realize that some of the Jewish people who are verbally defending Israel come from the "Left" (as did I come from the "Left"), and I realize that such people are therefore upset by the bigoted antipathetic way that very many people on the "Left" (including, among them, people who are Jewish) are behaving toward Israel and the Jewish people; but focusing on, and writing about, those people on the "Left" who are behaving in a bigoted antipathetic way toward Israel and the Jewish people will not help Israel and the Jewish people nor anyone else. What needs to be done is to front-page and "scream" (vigorously express), continuously, the facts of the situation that will inform and convince the majority of people (especially the majority of Americans) of the truth of the situation. Most importantly what needs to be done, as part of that, is to front-page and "scream" (vigorously express), continuously, the fact that the founder of the 'Palestinian movement', and originator of Fatah, was one of the architects of the genocide committed against the European Jewish people by the Nazis.

    And it's not mainly the anti-Jewish bigots on the "Left" ("political activist" anti-Jewish bigots on the "Left", and other anti-Jewish bigots on the "Left") who, in the West, are the main attackers / libelers of Israel and the Jewish people:

    The Secret War Against the Jews - How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People, by John Loftus and Mark Aarons
    http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Secret_War_Against_the_Jews.html?id=8n_HVSpOWHcC

    Is the US an ally of Israel? - A chronological look at the evidence, by Francisco Gil-White
    http://www.hirhome.com/israel/hirally.htm

    Big Oil Underwrites Anti-Israel Conference, by Cliff Kincaid
    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/big-oil-underwrites-anti-israel-conference

    Johann von Leers and Walt/Mearsheimer, by Clemens Heni
    http://clemensheni.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/johann-von-leers-and-waltmearsheimer/

    The modern "Protocols of Zion", How the mass media now promotes the same lies that caused the death of more than 5 million Jews in WWII, by Francisco Gil-White
    http://www.hirhome.com/israel/mprot1.htm

    Antisemitism is everywhere in the mass media - Sometimes it is relatively subtle - How the Economist [British magazine] attacks the Jews, by Francisco Gil-White
    http://www.hirhome.com/israel/subtle.htm

    Anti-Semitism 2.0, by Mudar Zahran

    "...Why would a Palestinian[*] be writing this? The answer is simple: ..."

    http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/1979/anti-semitism-20

    (continued)

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    1. Take a page from the playbook of the anti-Jewish bigots -- but instead of, as is done by the anti-Jewish bigots, "screaming" lies (vigorously expressing lies), "scream" the truth (vigorously express the truth) -- essential facts of the situation that will inform and convince most people of the truth of the situation.

      - A list of essential facts about the situation: http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-about-standing-up-for-human-rights_17.html

      - "Palestine": The British Mandate of Palestine. The British Mandate of Palestine was constituted by what is now Jordan, and by what is now Israel, and by what is now called "The West Bank" (Judea and Sameria), and by what is now called "The Gaza Strip". Between 1921 and 1924, British officials, in contravention to the Faisal–Weizmann Agreement of 1919, and in contravention to the (still currently legally binding official international law mandate) San Remo Conference of 1920, created the Arab state Transjordan in the British Mandate of Palestine and gave rulership of Transjordan to the Hashemites. In 1946, Britain granted independence to Transjordan, and Transjordan was renamed Jordan.

      - A documentary:

      THE NAZIS AND THE PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT

      On Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/69991225
      On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_abGQY-1qoM
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      Note: * "Palestinian": 'Palestinian' Arab

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    1. Well, thank you, Stuart.

      I apologize to you if I sometimes get frustrated and pissed-off and therefore sometimes say things that I quickly regret.

      It is not one of my finer qualities.

      Nonetheless, I do have specific and fundamental criticisms of the left, and of the Jewish left, and they are good and valid criticisms.

      In terms of the Jewish left, these criticisms include a failure to seriously discuses political Islam as a threat to the Jewish people, the inclination to demonize, or lay blame to, fellow Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, and the tendency to ignore the history of Jewish dhimmitude in the Middle East as it relates to the Arab-Israel conflict.

      The Jewish left cannot run from these questions forever, y'know, because they are honest and pertinent questions for which our left-leaning co-religionists seem to have no answer.

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    2. Yes, I am very familiar with your not finer qualities. Fortunately, they are far out-weighed by your finer qualities. Your sense of humor among them. And today, you made me laugh.

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