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Thursday, November 28, 2013

With NO Thanks to Israel, The US has a Thanksgiving without a new war in the Middle East



Iran nuclear deal: ill-informed friends of Israel are refusing to face facts

Benjamin Netanyahu’s acolytes are hell-bent on undermining Barack Obama's nuclear pact with Iran

It was one of those coincidences that a novelist might hesitate to invent. One of William Hague’s first tasks after signing a historic nuclear agreement with Iran was to address the grandest and most important gathering of Britain’s pro-Israel lobby.

Having flown back into London from Geneva on the Sunday, the Foreign Secretary then turned up the next day at the Park Plaza hotel at Westminster for the annual lunch of Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). More than 100 Tory MPs, as well as hundreds more CFI supporters, were present to hear Daniel Taub, the Israeli ambassador, chide Mr Hague over Iran. One reporter present wrote that Mr Hague was “humiliated”, adding that when he rose to speak he was greeted with “light applause” and “heard in obvious silence”.

Some close to Mr Hague insist, by contrast, that it was a cheerful event. Nevertheless, the atmosphere was by no means as warm and easy as it was last year, when David Cameron was the guest of honour. At some tables, I am told, there was palpable resentment. Each guest had been given a briefing pack that included a caustic summary of the deal that Mr Hague had signed the previous day. A longer version of this document was then dispatched to Conservative MPs, ahead of the Foreign Secretary’s afternoon statement to the House of Commons on Iran.

I have obtained this briefing, which parroted the overblown rhetoric with which Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, responded to the deal in Geneva. The CFI warned Tory MPs that “the world’s most dangerous regime has taken a significant step towards obtaining the world’s most dangerous weapon” – echoing Mr Netanyahu almost verbatim.

This was not merely propaganda. It was ignorant and poorly informed. Under the accord reached in Geneva, Iran must convert all uranium enriched to the 20 per cent level (the closest to weapons grade) into harmless oxide. That cannot fairly be described as a “step towards” a nuclear bomb. It’s obviously a welcome step in the opposite direction.

The CFI document then asserted that last weekend’s deal “does not dismantle the plutonium reactor in Arak”. But there is a good reason for this: that plutonium reactor has not been built. It’s very eccentric to complain about Iran failing to deconstruct something that hasn’t been constructed. Crucially, however, the agreement has frozen essential work on Arak, with the aim of ensuring that it never does get built.
The briefing goes on to claim that “Iran has actively enriched uranium to 20 per cent fissile purity, far exceeding civilian purposes”. In fact, there certainly is a civilian purpose for such uranium: it can be used to fuel the Tehran Research Reactor, a facility that produces medical isotopes and nothing else.

Most misleading of all, the CFI told Tory MPs that “Iran is operating as many as 18,000 centrifuges, including more than 1,000 new models (IR-2m) that are far more efficient”. In fact, Iran is running 10,000 centrifuges. It does have another 9,500, including those advanced ones, but they are standing idle. Under the Geneva agreement, they will remain that way, since Iran has agreed not to use them.

To sum up, the CFI briefing note was biased, partial and deeply misleading. It omitted key facts, while including many others that were not true. The explanation is simple. As so often happens, British politics is following the United States, where the pro-Israel lobby would love to destroy the provisional deal that John Kerry has thrashed out with the Iranian foreign minister.

Inspired by the formidable American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), legislators in Washington are already planning to undermine the authority of the White House by inflicting fresh sanctions on Iran. The situation is so desperate that AIPAC has teamed up with its enemies in the Arab lobby – an unprecedented development – to wreck the deal. So far they have met no success: an unusual case of one plus one equals nought.
This is a remarkable turn of events. For the past 15 years, the fundamental assumption behind American (and therefore British) foreign policy has been that international problems should be solved by force, in a world divided up, very simplistically, into good guys and bad guys. In the wake of Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama and his Secretary of State have returned to a version of the great power politics of the 19th century.

Mr Kerry has, of course, experienced combat, in Vietnam. This is rare among contemporary statesmen, and may be one reason why he prefers diplomacy to war. He also seems not to be constrained, like his busy but pointless predecessor Hillary Clinton, by ambition. That means that he will not make her mistake and allow domestic politics to thwart substantive achievement. I believe that he can be a great secretary of state, comparable to Baker, Kissinger or even Marshall.

His new understanding with Iran, for example, can open many doors. No settlement is possible in Syria without Tehran’s assent. Nor can America and Britain withdraw peacefully from Afghanistan. It is not absurd to speculate that Kerry and Obama will soon press for the prize that has eluded every president so far – a lasting solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Already, one can imagine the outrage from AIPAC and CFI at the prospect of the concessions such a deal would imply. But we have been reminded over the past few weeks that these two powerful bodies share an important flaw. Polls show that the hardline position that they advocate, which tends to be that of Netanyahu’s Right-wing Likud party, tends not to be shared by the majority of British or American Jews.

As the journalist Anshel Pfeffer has accurately noted in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “British Jewry’s politics could be best termed as Left-of-centre on the Israeli spectrum”. Polls show 78 per cent are in favour of a two-state solution, 74 per cent oppose expanding the West Bank settlements, and 67 per cent would trade land for peace. More than half would even negotiate with Hamas, officially designated a terrorist organisation.

Yet the CFI – by far Britain’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group – acts as if every Jew in the country is a Likud supporter. The same is true of AIPAC in the US. Personally, I suspect the deal struck on Sunday is far more popular among British and American Jews than the pro-Israel lobby is prepared to countenance – especially since its apparently blind support of Netanyahu is not even reflected within Israel itself, where his conduct has been widely condemned.

Mark Twain defined patriotism as “supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it”. CFI needs to remember that its initials stand for Conservative Friends of Israel: there is a reason why it is not called Conservative Friends of Likud. It is possible to admire Israel as a wonderful country with a rich, democratic history – and still be appalled by its dreadful treatment of the Palestinians or dismayed by its poorly judged intransigence on Iran. Israel’s interests would be much better served if its advocates in Britain and the United States stood up and condemned the witless ranting and raving of prime minister Netanyahu.

200 comments:

  1. Had Israel under Netanyahu had his way, the US would be at war with Syria and Iran. Unfortunately had the US Conga Line had their way, we would also be in those two wars. Fortunately, the European and US pubic said, “Hell No". President Obama was smart enough to listen and we are fortunate not to have either Hillary Clinton at the State Department or Mitt Romney in The White House.

    We have a lot to be thankful for but the drum beat from the war mongers in AIPAC and the nose-to-ass crowd in the US Congress will keep it up until the latter ranks are thinned and AIPAC is exposed for what it is, antithetical to US security, welfare and the interests of ordinary non-hyphenated American citizens.

    We can celebrate the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, with the knowledge that possibly we will right the wrong direction that we have taken over the past twelve years.

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    1. So fucking tired of hearing about this shit,the middle east will never have peace because they don't have a clue.

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    2. Zechariah 9:10-11 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from river even to the ends of the earth.

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    3. well happy thanksgiving to you too!

      I guess if we get your dream of peace, a jew free world, we could all rejoice!

      But wait... I'd be dead...

      Yeah, that ought to put a smile on your face...

      After all Jews are not real citizens let alone real "humans" right deuce?

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  2. I just can’t get my head around why we should give a damn about Israel, or indeed why our politicians are falling over themselves to be “friends of Israel”. Who really gives a fuck about Israel? Not many people in private, of that I’m certain.

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    1. Jenny, it all goes back to a passage in Genesis 12:3, God says to Abram, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." When Abram had checked out the land as he was told to do, he built his second altar to God in Hebron, which today is a West Bank town populated by Palestinians. Arabs, too, are the children of Abram by blood, not only the Jews. Their presence in the Holy Land fulfills God's promise to give this land to Abram's seed every bit as much as the presence of Israelis does. Some Christians, in order to cut out the Muslims, have told me the promise and the land deed only tracks with the Jews because they had the Blessing. But if that was true, then only the tribe of Judah would have been entitled to land in Canaan, not the other eleven tribes, because the Blessing passed from Jacob to Judah, and ten generations later to King David.

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    2. This is ALL TOTAL NONSENSE.

      We should support Israel because they are the better society, and offer the women in particular real RIGHTS.

      That is the reason we should support Israel and not some Biblical interpretation.

      If Israel treated the women the way the Saudis do I would say "fuck it all".

      But Israel is a modern blooming state and we should support it for the sphere of human freedom it allows the people that live there.


      WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE JENNY/?

      ISRAEL

      OR

      SAUDI ARABIA?

      Think carefully now, kiddo.

      bob

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    3. But do your thinking at the back of the bus, Jenny, this is a haredim 'hood.

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    4. Bob would rather live Israel, there are in Neo-Nazi Idaho.

      But I know there are real NAZI running Israel

      bob

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    5. WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE JENNY/?

      ISRAEL

      OR

      SAUDI ARABIA?

      Think carefully now, kiddo.

      bob


      Virginia.

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    6. End the OccupationThu Nov 28, 11:27:00 AM EST

      Israel ... A better society?

      You have to b kidding!Israel, a secular and socialist state that was built upon ...
      ... the Three Pillars of Apartheid

      The first pillar “derives from Israeli laws and policies that establish Jewish identity for purposes of law and afford a preferential legal status and material benefits to Jews over non-Jews.”

      The second pillar is reflected in
      “Israel’s ‘grand’ policy to fragment the OPT [and] ...
      ... ensure that Palestinians remain confined to the reserves designated for them ...
      ... while Israeli Jews are prohibited from entering those reserves but enjoy freedom of movement...
      ... throughout the rest of the Palestinian territory.

      This policy is evidenced by Israel’s extensive appropriation of Palestinian land,
      which continues to shrink the territorial space available to Palestinians;
      the hermetic closure and isolation of the Gaza Strip from the rest of the OPT;
      the deliberate severing of East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank;

      and the appropriation and construction policies serving to carve up the West Bank ...
      ... into an intricate and well-serviced network of connected settlements for Jewish-Israelis ...
      ... and an archipelago of besieged and non-contiguous enclaves for Palestinians.”


      The third pillar is
      “Israel’s invocation of ‘security’ to validate sweeping restrictions on Palestinian freedom of ...
      ... opinion, expression, assembly, association and movement [to] mask a true underlying intent ...

      ... to suppress dissent to its system of domination and thereby maintain control over Palestinians as a group.”

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    7. Thanks Ms T for once again proving what a Jew hating, Israel hating troll you are.

      I hope if you take your kids to the hospital someday you can avoid all those "jew" infections Doctors and innovations...

      Argos is you that is... LOL

      G-d speathith I guess that's what pisses you off...

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  3. Deuce, when a topic hits 300 posts, nobody can use the blog anymore, and you're not always around. It's times like those when you need a backup administrator. Just sayin'. badinage1@netzero.net

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    1. we have been there before, you threw a hissy fit and demanded your name removed (again) from the blog roll.

      Then you said if your name appeared it would be ME...

      Your mind is barren of all reason

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  4. Before this deteriorates, as it most surely will, let me say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all and your families.

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    1. And, let us unite in a word of Thanks to those troops remaining in Afghanistan, and their families, and hope they can all get back home as soon as possible.

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    2. And, many Thanks for what You do, Deuce.

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    3. Brotherhood instead of strife!

      And they say if women held dominion, all would be peaceful.

      Thanks for the troops operating under the worst conditions in many years.

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    4. .

      Yea, Doug. It sounded like Jen was really beating the war drums there. Bad Jen Bad Jen.

      Have a happy thanksgiving, you old pineapplehead and have a pina colada for me.

      .

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    5. No happy thanksgiving for the Jews, they aint real americans like us...

      right?

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    6. Theodore RooseveltThu Nov 28, 11:56:00 AM EST

      No, totally wrong ...

      "Our allegiance must be purely to the United States.
      We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.

      But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, he is just as good an American as any one else.

      ….

      The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic.

      He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”
      Theodore Roosevelt 

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    7. Ole Teddy is dead...

      cool trick getting him to post...

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  5. A healthy and Happy Fuck You to you Rufus.

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    1. And Ms T, and Rat and Jenny!!

      Just one GIANT FUCK YOU!!!!

      Now are you happy?

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    2. crawl back into your basement, punk.

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    3. Nothing like a fake war vet like Rufus to ruin the party...

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    4. Well, since you call vets "assholes" that makes 'em fake assholes right?

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    5. The Fifth Columnist opened his ass, then his brain fell out.

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    6. How can he be a "5th columnist" if he is in Tel Aviv"

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    7. There are no borders on the World Wide Web.

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    8. The Fünfte Kolonne is the Enemy within the ranks.
      The Enemy amongst us.

      bob

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  6. Peace in our time!!!!

    America, under Obama, is now having peace talks with hezbollah!!!

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    1. 1.6 Million Americans are Thankful for Health Insurance Coverage starting Jan 1, 2014.

      Obamacare Enrollments

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    2. What is "Occupation"Thu Nov 28, 05:52:00 AM EST
      Peace in our time!!!!

      America, under Obama, is now having peace talks with hezbollah!!!


      and Israel, under Netanyahu is now having war talks with Saudi Arabia and their al Qaeda Stosstruppen.

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    3. Dubya was content to let North Korea get the bomb, it's only when Iran threatens to get the bomb also that our "Marine" from the "Walking Dead" battalion starts talking about bringing down American civilization, Samson style, because that's closer to home.

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    4. America has been allied with the Arabians for 80 years.

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  7. The whole theme of this thread is bogus but -

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except the rat crapper

    The well wishes go to Deuce and Jenny too, they have not threatened me.

    And my huk huk friend Miss Teed Off All The Time over in rainy Seattle, for sure!

    bob

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    1. And thanks to you, Bobby Zero, for all that candy you grow for our friends on four hooves.

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    2. Why does Farmer Fudd not sign-on?

      Why does he remain a non-entity?

      Why does he blame others for his incompetence, for his ineptitude, for his lack of cognizant abilities?

      Why is he a mouse, not a man?

      bob

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  8. Rush Limbaugh, who may have graduated high school in Cape Girardeau, MO, calls Pope Francis a communist.

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    1. Previous thread, by Rufus.

      Limbaugh reported faulty data before the end of the show.

      Francis? Sweet, and only slightly pink.

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    2. Muslims?

      Champions for Gay Rights.

      Trust Me.

      ...and the Muzzies.

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    3. Re: Stolen Valor Rufus,

      Last evening I tried five times to get through with a message to Stolen Valor Rufus. None came up. I see this morning that none of them came up overnight. What's up? Can it be fixed?

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    4. As soon as I get ops, if ever, there won't be any long threads anymore.

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    5. Well, since you're back, tell me real quick, what's the Two things a Marine absolutely does the night before "Rifle Qualification."

      And, tell us again about that Gap from 1968 when you sustained those Devastating injuries, and 1981 when you were awarded your 100% Disability Pension.

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    6. Here we go again, 11 Minutes

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    7. 15 Minutes

      I can still remember my rifle number from boot camp, and you can't remember what to do the night before qualification?

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    8. The lead troll of the Fünfte Kolonne won't find that on Google, will he?

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    9. I've never seen it published, anywhere, and any Marine could tell you in one second flat. :)

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    10. 35 Minutes

      burnin' them phone lines up, are we?

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    11. No one in the basement was a Marine ...

      Who will the Fünfte Kolonne von Teamleitern ask for guidance?

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    12. It seems it's going to involve Transatlantic Phone Calls. :)

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    13. Okay, let's see if he was ever actually in Vietnam.

      Allen, how do you say (phonetically) "come here, girl"

      What were the Two most popular sports in the villages?

      How did your fellow Marines refer to the United States, and the girls back home?

      What were the shaving mirrors that you bought in the village made from?

      What is Vietnamese for "pretty girl?"

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    14. He was here just a minute ago.

      Was it something I said?

      :)

      :)

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    15. Thanks, teresita

      I will keep my eye out for your message. There is much to say, rationally, on the subject of stolen valor and its impact of the health care delivery system for service connected veterans.

      Oh, and a Happy Thanksgiving.

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    16. Fudd Busters InternationalThu Nov 28, 11:04:00 AM EST


      Fünfte Kolonne von Teamleitern comes up empty.

      The fraud is exposed ... again

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    17. :) :) :) :)

      Have a Nice Day, Motherfucker!!!

      :) :) :) :)

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    18. :) :) :) I really shouldn't be like that. :) :) :)

      But, I Just Can't Help It !!!! :) :) :)

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    19. Fudd Busters InternationalThu Nov 28, 11:19:00 AM EST


      The Fünfte Kolonne von Teamleitern

      They don't make propagandists like they used to.
      Herr Goebbels would be ashamed of his acolyte's lack of depth ...
      ... the Teamleitern being unable to 'cover' his bullshit.


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    20. I guess those Transatlantic calls weren't in the budget. :)

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    21. .

      You kiss it and tuck it in?

      .

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    22. Sorry Rufus we got your request but knowing that you yourself googled the answer 3 minutes before putting up the question it seems stupid to answer it.

      Don't you know we already watch everything you say or type??

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    23. I could tell you, Quirk - but then I'd have to kill you. :) :) :)

      Worse yet, allen would read it, and then come back saying he knew it all along. :) :) :) :)

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    24. Then, I'd have to kill myself. :) :) :) :)

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    25. More death threats!

      bob

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    26. Here is a great site for us to check out Rufus and Rat's fake claims of service.

      http://swaterman.com/fakevets.html

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    27. Rufus, take your meds today so your family will not think of you as the old, insane, depends wearing old coot we all KNOW you are.

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    28. End the OccupationThu Nov 28, 12:14:00 PM EST

      The Invention of the Jewish People
      is a book written by Shlomo Sand, an Israeli professor of history at the University of Tel Aviv.

      The author wasn’t probing a belief system but Zionist fabrications of a spurious common lineage for people of the Jewish faith.

      Sand argues that the idea of Jews having a common ethnic identity is implausible because,
      as with Christianity and Islam, Judaism was originally a “proselytising religion”.

      The notion of Judaism as a “race”, rather than a religion of various races, is without foundation.

      The recent study by John Hopkins geneticist Dr Elhaik confirms...
      that the common genome structure of the European Jew gravitated towards an origin in old Khazaria.

      “The majority of Jews do not have Middle Eastern genetic component,” he told Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

      Founded on a mélange of myths and manufactured historical tales,
      Israel has failed the archaeological test of time and is now exposed by DNA science.

      Today’s genetics prove unequivocally that in 1948 “the children of the original Jews” were replaced by converts ...
      With no roots in the Middle East.

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    29. End the OccupationThu Nov 28, 12:24:00 PM EST

      A quick glance at the map ...

      Khazaria Map Here

      Khazaria is no where near Palestine.

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    30. Then come and try to kick us out...

      Oh yeah you did.

      You lost...

      Loser.

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  9. Anonymous Vs. Steubenville

    Online vigilante Deric Lostutter helped expose the cover-up in the Steubenville rape case.
    Now he's facing more jail time than the convicted rapists.


    By David Kushner
    November 27, 2013 3:25 PM ET
    On November 25th, the most notorious rape case in recent memory took yet another shocking twist
    . In Steubenville, Ohio, where a 16-year-old girl was raped by two high school football players in August 2012,
    a grand jury indicted the city's School Superintendent, Michael McVey,
    on felony charges of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.
    An elementary school principal and two coaches in the district were indicted as well,
    facing misdemeanor charges including failure to report child abuse and making false statements.


    Shortly after the news hit that morning, Deric Lostutter, a skinny, scruffy 26-year-old programmer
    in Lexington, Kentucky, whipped out his cell phone and texted me a message.
    "We were called liars and more," he wrote, but "we were right about it."
    He had reason to feel vindicated. As one of the most notorious members of the hacker collective, Anonymous, Lostutter battled to bring justice to Steubenville,
    exposing secrets of a town that's still reeling from the fallout today.
    He just never expected that he'd get raided by the FBI, and face more prison time than the rapists in the end.


    Anonymous is a purposefully chaotic and leaderless collective
    . Anyone can proclaim themselves a member or declare an "operation" against a target.
    But getting others to give a shit is another story
    . For every Anon who spawns a successful Op against The Church of Scientology or the New York Stock Exchange,
    countless others watch their YouTube manifestos disappear in a stream of grumpy cats.


    This is what makes Lostutter stand out. Less than two months after creating his alter ego as KYAnonymous,
    he launched and organized two of group's most renowned and righteous operations yet
    : battling the Westboro Baptist Church and, most famously, the town of Steubenville, Ohio,
    after the high-profile rape of a teenage girl by players on the high school football team.


    Seemingly overnight, Lostutter fueled a nobler strain of operations called Justice Ops.
    For a group often perceived as the Jackasses of the Internet, it was a radical rebranding.
    But Lostutter also became a target himself, attacked both by Anons,
    who dismissed him as a "fame fag," and the Steubenville elite who rejected him as a criminal punk. "We're a small city, we don't have any money," Steubenville police chief William McCafferty told me
    , "so if this KY messes up our computer system, that's something we have to pay for."

    As Steubenville and other fights heat up, Lostutter refuses to back down.
    "They're gonna have to lock me up if they think that I ain't gonna stand up for some people ever again," he says,
    "So, fuck that."




    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/anonymous-vs-steubenville-20131127#ixzz2ltOKOROD

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    1. Sandusky, Steubenville, seen one dump in Ohio, seen 'em all.

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    2. "after the high-profile rape of a teenage girl by players on the high school football team."

      What's a little sex play by our young warriors?

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    3. Can you show the audience where the lineman tackled you, using this doll?

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    4. "Creating his alter ego as KYAnonymous..."

      That was his big mistake.

      Shoulda gone with KY Jelly.

      I'da gone with the Intense Arousal, myself.

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    5. He went for my throat, w/o a helmet.

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  10. NSA 'planned to discredit Farmer Fudd over web-porn use'

    The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit Fudds who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site has reported.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25118156

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  11. Turkey is the logical terminus for the "New Silk Road" of road, rail, pipelines and broadband that China has proposed to build in Central Asia.

    China, it might be added, also has excellent relations with Israel, whose premier technical university just was offered a US$130 million grant from Hong Kong magnate Li Ka-shing to fund part of the costs of building a branch in China. Chinese provincial and local governments will contribute another $147 million. The seamless interchange of ideas and personnel between Israel's military, universities and tech entrepreneurs is a success story in miniature that China hopes to reproduce in scale. As Singapore-based political scientist Michael Raska reports, China's military modernization envisions the spread of dual-use technologies to private industry.

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-02-281013.html

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    1. How many Jews are Chi-Coms?

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    2. The team leader of the Fünfte Kolonne speaks up.

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    3. If the mother was a Chi-Com, does that make her children Chi-Coms?

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    4. Is Chi-Com a race, religion or ideology.

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    5. rat is uncertain of his mother as his father played around.

      This could be at the heart of his problems.

      Touching off all the others......the anger........the threats.....

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    6. This year, the rabbis cited “the extreme seriousness involved in killing fetuses, which is like actual murder.”


      bob

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  12. Do You Have the Right to Be Anonymous On Line?
    A Texas Court May Decide


    The Texas Supreme Court could write the rules on one of the most important issues of the Internet age...whether an individual has the write to be anonymous on line.



    1200 WOAI's Stephanie Narvaez reports the justices have been asked to decide whether an Ohio company called Reynolds and Reynolds can unearth a person who made negative comments about the firms' merger with a Texas company on a Google sponsored blogging site.



    Reynolds and Reynolds says its reputation and its valuation were damaged by the comments, which it says appear to have come from an employee, and it has the right to be able to fight back and refute the comments.



    Adrianos Facchetti, a California-based First Amendment attorney, says your rights to be anonymous on line are murky at best.



    "In the next several years it could change as courts are catching up with how the Internet works," he told 1200 WOAI news. "People should just simply use their common sense. If it's not something they would say to somebody's face, they probably shouldn't say it on the Internet."



    The right to be anonymous on line dates from the very beginning of the Internet in the 1990s, and has led to a wide open style of communication which can be very hurtful, as people who hide behind screen names routinely make shameful, racist, and frequently incorrect statements.


    Read more: http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/do-you-have-the-right-to-11867222/#ixzz2lwvOZKTf


    - We are Anonymous - We are Legion - We are the Collective -

    Only some of us are misogynist, racist, xenophobic rapists .... like Farmer Fudd

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    1. A Majority of the Patent Suit Troll's cases go through a little place in Texas where a corrupt Judge lets them have at it.

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    2. Supporters of that anonymity point to free speech rights, and cite the ability of posters to maintain their identity a secret for major cultural changes which the Internet has inspired. But opponents point to criminal activities like the recently shut down 'Silk Road' on line site, as well as the damage to reputations that can be caused by Internet postings. Many companies have even begun suing posters for reviews written on Yelp.com and other sites.



      "There are certain procedures that protect people who make anonymous comments," Fracchetti said. "Now it seems like the trend is to make it easier for people who feel that they have been defamed or wronged to discover the identity of the anonymous poster."



      Google and other web sites have fought attempts to unmask anonymous posters, and some news organizations have simply stopped allowing comments altogether rather than comply with requests for the names of posters.



      Fracchetti says despite new ways to track Internet Protocol addresses to certain computers, sophisticated posters, and operations like the Silk Road site, can go to great lengths to avoid having their identities revealed. He says that would be the challenge for companies like Reynolds and Reynolds, even if the ruling goes in their favor.



      "If the person is really sophisticated, they can make it almost impossible for somebody to find out who they are," he said.



      A ruling in the case is expected early next year.

      Read more: http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/do-you-have-the-right-to-11867222/#ixzz2lwz5fxZn

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    3. .

      The current SCOTUS has declared the corporation a person. They have declared that it has the same right to spend money anonymously and pretty much without limit in Citizens united. Will it now deny the same right of anonymity to actual people?

      And if it doesn't, how will it rule in the current case before it brought by a corporation that insists the religious beliefs of its owners should allow it exemption from provisions of Obamacare that require that insurance policies include coverage for 'reproductive rights'?

      Will SCOTUS be consistent? Do corporations enjoy the right to religious freedoms like other 'people'?

      .

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  13. "As soon as I get ops, if ever, there won't be any long threads anymore."

    You could just put up multiple clone comment threads to avoid the problem, and avoid abandoning interesting topics just because of the comment volume problem.

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    1. Yes, Doug, G-d forbid we should be talking about something interesting, like, say, Israel, or Jews, and all of a sudden there's another topic up on the blog that has nothing to do with that.

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    2. AIPAC isn’t going to rest until they get their war. I am patient.

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    3. AIPAC?

      you are delusional or just scared of Iran.

      Which is it?

      insane or appeasement?

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    4. .

      Don't be silly, WiO.

      Just as Allen's own words proudly declare him to be an Israeli firster, AIPAC's website declares it to be a mouthpiece for Likud. There is no difference between them. To refer to one is to refer to the other.

      .

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    5. Quirk you speak from lack of knowledge and a ton of emotion.

      You just don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.

      Delete
    6. DeuceThu Nov 28, 10:28:00 AM EST
      AIPAC isn’t going to rest until they get their war. I am patient.

      Is every war that America finds itself in "AIPAC's" fault?

      America the innocent?

      Iran the guiltless?

      Is your brain so hard boiled you lost all concept of geo-politics?

      You see AIPAC under your bed and in your closet too?

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    7. .

      I simply go to the AIPAC website and look.

      There are no stories there referencing Jewish problems or issues here in America. There are no general interest stories there on Israel, things that we worry about, inflation, jobs, the price of housing, healthcare. ZIP.

      What is there is a picture of an American flag dwarfed between two Israeli flags. Some stories talk about lobbying efforts, how many congressmen or staff they have at this or that event. The rest is merely lobbying efforts, calls for members to solicit their congressmen, or propaganda mimicking or re-printing the words of Netanyahu and the Likud. It is an organ of Israel and should sign up as an agent of a foreign government.

      At times in the past, I thought you might be an Israeli firster. However, now I just thinks you are misguided. Unlike your buddy whose words proudly proclaim it, you have denied being an Israeli firster and I have no reason to doubt you. However, that does not change my opinion of the organization you belong to.

      .

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    8. The website is not the be all and end all of AIPAC.

      American and Israeli relations, friendship and shared values dominates it's efforts.

      A hugh part of AIPAC is educating American citizens on how to be citizen lobbyists. This is our right as citizens.

      What happens however is that THOUSANDS of citizens get involved in the non-political side of our nation.

      Typically AIPAC opens the door, then citizens, with their OWN personal agendas, develop relationships with their elected representatives.

      These citizens do share a love of America and a love of Israel, hardly foreign agents.

      Come to a policy conference and learn something

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  14. Germans go for long words:

    "Als Fünfte Kolonne werden heimliche, subversiv tätige oder der Subversion verdächtige Gruppierungen bezeichnet, deren Ziel der Umsturz einer bestehenden ..."

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    1. My favorite was "Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung"

      (Speed Limit)

      ...these two comments mistakenly put here instead of where they belong, above.

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    2. Holdsemfromfloppin (German for bra)

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    3. kuntryrubepekkerdumbkopf (German for bob in Miss T huk huk lingo)

      Delete
    4. What is a German jockstrap?

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    5. What is the German for an Arizona Death Threatener.

      Arizonatodtsomething or other.......

      A little pecker who calls himself a rat, and a professional asshole.

      What is German for professional asshole?

      Anybody know?

      bungholproffesser perhaps?

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    6. arizonatodtspracherundbungholperfissor = our rat from Arizona

      Shorten it up you may just him a turd.

      Delete
    7. Shorten it up you may just call him a turd.

      Delete

    8. “Another lesson to file away about Sweden: insulting other people in a childish manner was the national pastime.”

      Delete


    9. If Farmer Fudd had the brain of a gnat ...

      He'd use his computer to discover the translation of 'asshole' ...

      He'd rather look in the mirror, it so much easier ... and more definitive.

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  15. I am sure that our American-Israeli friends over at AIPAC, with the American flag draped on the Star of David must have a Thanksgiving message posted for the pre hyphen. Let’s take a peek:

    OOps

    Senate Prepares New Legislation in Case Iran Reneges on Deal
    November 26, 2013
    Facebook Share0
    Below is a summary of the major news stories developing Tuesday, November 26, 2013, concerning the United States, Israel and the Middle East.

    Click the embedded links to read more from the sources reporting on today’s news.

    Leading senators drafting new sanctions in case Iran reneges: Leading Democratic and Republican senators are writing legislation to increase sanctions on the Iranian regime in the event that it reneges on its commitments agreed upon in Geneva last week. The new bill would reportedly require the administration to certify every 30 days that Iran is abiding by the six-month agreement and is uninvolved with acts of terrorism against the United States. If these measures are not met, the new legislation would reinstate economic restrictions on Iran and bar foreign companies in violation of the sanctions from doing business with the United States, according to reports. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) hope to have the bill ready for consideration when the Senate returns from its two-week recess on Dec. 9.

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    1. How dare AIPAC prepare for the likelihood that Iran would not treaties obligations!

      How un-american...

      Can we say UNSC demanding Iran stop enriching?

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  16. Enjoy your Turkey but let’s prepare for war against Iran.

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    1. Lord, let's hope not. We really need for a little peace to break out -

      at least for awhile.

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    2. {ironic alert} Enjoy your Turkey but let’s prepare for war against Iran

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    3. :) We don' do subtlety, here. :)

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    4. Turkey possesses some 90 thermonuclear B61 bunker buster bombs at the Incirlik nuclear air base.

      "Possession being nine-tenths of the law"

      Give thanks!

      bob - Legion of the Anonymous Collective - Paid in Full Member!

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    5. “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” Spoken in reference to arch-appeaser Neville Chamberlain.

      “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

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  17. The Myth of the Birth of the Hero, in song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP77Fja42ts

    Myth is reality. It is the recognition of and the first apprehension of always something more.

    Don't blow it.

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    1. “Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness,
      like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.”

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    2. Robert Anton WilsonThu Nov 28, 10:57:00 AM EST


      “The Bible tells us to be like God,
      and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer.

      This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.”

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    3. (1) The scriptures God handed down on Mt Sinai were given to Eskimos, not Jews

      (2) "Moses" was a nickname. His real name was Igloo P Frozenfish.

      (3) The people who left Egyptian slavery were Eskimos, not Hebrews.They went to Alaska, not Israel.

      (4) King David's real name was Iglooky Iceberg

      (5) David killed a Walrus named Booboo, not a giant named Goliath, with his slingshot.

      (Now I will be called an antiSemite, but so be it).

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    4. “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds are against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.” From “The Gathering Storm.”

      Delete
    5. This time I will just call you a moron.

      But make no mistake, your HUNDREDS of anti-Semitic posts speak for themselves.

      Delete
  18. Iran invites U.N. experts to Arak Heavy Water Plant

    Y'all come

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    1. Another reason to give thanks ...

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    2. Iran refuses the IAEA to inspect dozens of other sites.

      Appeasing as we go...

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  19. .

    Happy Thanksgiving.


    And Happy Hanukkah.

    .

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    1. Thanks, but sorry I just don't really think you believe that anymore... (And Happy Hanukkah)

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    2. Somehow I never associated the word "happy" with any Jewish shindig. One doesn't wish a Jewish friend a "happy" day of atonement, for instance, and Hanukkah was about the victory of a fundamentalist sect (Maccabean Revolt) over the secularism of the Hellenized Jews, who LIKED their gymnasiums and not having to slice that perfectly good cowl of skin off. The equivalent today would be the leader of al Qaeda decreeing a festival of lights in Syria to mark the fall of Assad and the reign of sharia law throughout the country.

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    3. .

      See, T.

      That's why you never get invited to any of my parties.

      .

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    4. Teresita RedingerThu Nov 28, 12:19:00 PM EST
      Somehow I never associated the word "happy" with any Jewish shindig. One doesn't wish a Jewish friend a "happy" day of atonement, for instance, and Hanukkah was about the victory of a fundamentalist sect (Maccabean Revolt) over the secularism of the Hellenized Jews, who LIKED their gymnasiums and not having to slice that perfectly good cowl of skin off. The equivalent today would be the leader of al Qaeda decreeing a festival of lights in Syria to mark the fall of Assad and the reign of sharia law throughout the country.

      Once again?

      A warm thank you to the barren bitch of the blog.

      G-d is punishing you.

      LOL

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    5. Sure, WiO, and G-d sent a typhoon to the Philippines because their most popular movie is this one:

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5a/Praybeytbenjofficial.png

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    6. That's your call not mine.

      But you don't believe in the G-d of jews, why type like you do?

      Might I suggest you find some pagan goddess to worship, it fits you much better.

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    7. You say "pagan" yet your own tradition burns cows because your sky pixie likes the smell.

      Delete
    8. My "tradition" BBQ'd cows.

      You are so misinformed..

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    9. Now your tradition? Lying? Distortion and advocating genocide..

      Delete
    10. Sure, I'm the liar, but you can't cite where I advocate genocide. Calling for an end to foreign aid doesn't qualify.

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    11. You do much more than call for the end of aid.

      even within this thread you called for Israel's destruction.


      Teresita RedingerThu Nov 28, 04:25:00 AM EST
      Jenny, it all goes back to a passage in Genesis 12:3, God says to Abram, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." When Abram had checked out the land as he was told to do, he built his second altar to God in Hebron, which today is a West Bank town populated by Palestinians. Arabs, too, are the children of Abram by blood, not only the Jews. Their presence in the Holy Land fulfills God's promise to give this land to Abram's seed every bit as much as the presence of Israelis does. Some Christians, in order to cut out the Muslims, have told me the promise and the land deed only tracks with the Jews because they had the Blessing. But if that was true, then only the tribe of Judah would have been entitled to land in Canaan, not the other eleven tribes, because the Blessing passed from Jacob to Judah, and ten generations later to King David.


      We all understand what you are saying.

      Genocide.

      In one form or another is still genocide.

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    12. Nope, all I'm talking about there is the fact that Abram's oldest son had descendants who lived in Canaan too, and that fulfilled God's covenant with him. The "sceptre" and the "Blessing" passed down from Abram's second son to Isaac, Jacob, Judah and thence to a line of kings that has died out and is gone forever, as all things must in this world. If you see "Israel's destruction" in that simple observation that's your problem. Seek help.

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  20. Fudd Busters InternationalThu Nov 28, 12:33:00 PM EST


    40 of the funniest cracks about Toronto mayor Rob Fudd

    Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live

    “Rob Fudd, the mayor of Toronto, who was recently caught smoking crack,
    has now been uninvited to the city’s Christmas parade.
    Fudd said, ‘Too bad, I was going to bring the best snow.’”


    Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

    “The mayor of Toronto Rob Fudd has lost some of his powers.
    So, apparently, he’s snorting kryptonite, too, I guess.”



    Jay Leno

    “Toronto Mayor Rob Fudd showed up at a Vandal football game Saturday even though both teams asked him not to come.
    Even worse, Ford upset everybody, [and] the referees had to reprimand him, because he snorted the 50-yard line.”





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  21. I am thankful that I am an American and that the fools of this blog that wish to question my citizenship are really meaningless trolls.

    I am thankful for the 2nd Amendment.

    I am thankful that Israel is armed and ready to stand tall against those that seek the genocide of the Jewish people.

    I am thankful for the concept of NEVER AGAIN

    And I am thankful that the American people, in overwhelming numbers, stand strong with the idea that genocide of the Jews is not a "good" thing (unlike members of this blog)

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    1. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

      The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

      And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

      I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

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    2. Sorry Ms T, LUKE holds nothing for me. The so called "New Testament" holds no truth for Jews.

      Now you? Knock yourself out.

      Literally....

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    3. “Eleanor looked up, surprised; the little girl was sliding back in her chair, sullenly refusing her milk, while her father frowned and her brother giggled and her mother said calmly, 'She wants her parve chocolate.'

      Indeed yes, Eleanor thought; indeed, so do I; parve chocolate, of course.

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    4. “Biblical, Talmudic, or Koranic literalists remind me of children ....
      wrinkling their noses at Belon oysters and asking for more Chef Boy-E-Dee.

      They want the world to be as simple as they are.

      ― Tim Kreider, Twilight of the Assholes

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Hanukkah!

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  23. There is very little in the "New" Testament that hasn't a precursor in the "Old" Testament. It's like a ping pong match. Read this way it's a lot of fun and should not lead to literary disputes, much less violence.

    Grab a partner then and dance, dance on and on........

    bob

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    1. “Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts.
      And the other half contends that they are not facts at all.
      As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts,
      and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.”

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    2. “As we have seen in the data, resentment against the West comes from
      what Muslims perceive as the West's hatred and denigration of Islam;
      the Western belief that Arabs and Muslims are inferior,;
      and their fear of Western intervention, domination, or occupation.”

      ― John L. Esposito, Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

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  24. VA provides world-class health coverage to eligible Veterans.

    Applying is easy: Submit an application form and about a week later VA will send you written notification of your eligibility status. Do so in the following ways:

    ONLINE: The fastest way to apply is online.
    BY MAIL: Print, fill out, and mail the VA Form 10-10EZ to Health Eligibility Center
    IN PERSON: Visit the nearest VA medical center or clinic.

    Tips

    Explore your eligibility for health care using VA's Health Benefits Explorer tool.

    PENSIONS

    If you are a low-income wartime Veteran who meets certain service, income, and net-worth limits set by law—or are a surviving family member of a Veteran who meets the criteria—you may be eligible to receive tax-free supplemental income.

    http://www.va.gov/explore/pensions.asp


    Rufus Stolen Valor did not walk into a VA facility and get health care on the basis of a civilian ID. THAT WAS A BOLD FACED LIE. Like every other veteran he had to make application, stating the reason that VA should provided health care and/or a Pension. He would have received an award letter, rating him from 0-100%, service connected or non-service connected.

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    1. Well, of course, dumbfuck. We sent off for a DD-214, and did some other paperwork, and whatnot. Took about 15 minutes, I guess.

      And, btw, I got your stolen valor right down here between my legs. Reach down and feel it.

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    2. Now, tell me, you phony sonofabitch, what Are the TWO things every Marine absolutely does the night before rifle qualification.

      And, while we're at it, let's fill in the gap between when you were supposedly injured so badly (1968?), and when you received your 100% Disability Discharge (1981.)

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    3. And, you ran away from these questions this morning, so let's just post'em again.




      Rufus IIThu Nov 28, 10:23:00 AM EST

      Okay, let's see if he was ever actually in Vietnam.

      Allen, how do you say (phonetically) "come here, girl"

      What were the Two most popular sports in the villages?

      How did your fellow Marines refer to the United States, and the girls back home?

      What were the shaving mirrors that you bought in the village made from?

      What is Vietnamese for "pretty girl?"

      tick tock

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    4. It's been 18 hrs since I posted the first set of questions, and six hours you've ignored the second set.

      Let's try a couple of new ones.


      What is the first thing, besides set them on his foot-locker and look longingly at them, that a Recruit does with his new dress shoes?

      What was the first thing you noticed about the old women in Nam?

      The mayor usually had What job?

      What was the normal "burst" from an M-14?

      What kind of soap were you issued in boot camp? (you don't get this, none of the rest of them count.)

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    5. Oh, here's another one you can't "look up," but that anyone that'd been over there would absolutely know:

      How did the old folks signal you to "come here?"

      And, what was the most common inanity that command spread to try to keep you from drinking the local beer?

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    6. same question as the last, but related to the local girls.

      Delete
    7. What did they tell you to do the night before your recruiting class picture?

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  25. It's getting to the point here now that I feel I don't know hardly anyone.

    But I'm not making mine up. No military service but I farmed for a long long time and now my concerns are focused on my nuclear family and niece.

    Outwardly, it hasn't been a very exciting life,.most of the excitement coming from reading, and the joy of a well tilled field, and watching the family grow.

    bob

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    1. But inwardly it has been a gas........

      :)

      I love it, life.

      Let the muzzies have death.

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    2. “I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.”

      Delete

    3. “There are certain verses in the Quran which convey injunctions similar to the following: 'Kill them wherever you find them.' (2:191)
      Referring to such verses, there are some who attempt to give the impression that Islam is a religion of war and violence.
      This is total untrue.
      Such verses relate in a restricted sense, to those who have unilaterally attacked the Muslims.

      The above verse does not convey the general command of Islam.”

      ― Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, The True Jihad: The Concept of Peace, Tolerance and Non Violence in Islam

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  26. Re: Rufus Stolen Valor

    Given Rufus Stolen Valor's cagey responses to my questions concerning the nature of his VA health care options. I suspect VA accepted him into the system at the 0-9% level, non-service connected. This would given him the approval to get patient care, as schedules permitted, including the use of the pharmacy. However, his care and drugs would come with some co-pay out of his pocket.

    Since most veterans, particularly non-service connected, are not all together pleased with the initial award, VA attaches to the award letter VA Form 4107- Appeal, which instructs the veteran on what additional VA forms will be needed to make a timely appeal. Time is the essence of appeal. Because the vast majority of non-service connected applicants demand a "pension" on the initial application, the VA will also offer instructions on appealing that finding as well. At this point many veterans seek representation by some service organization such as the VFW. Within a year or two, the finding of the Appeals Board will arrive. This finding may be appealed as well; indeed, a veteran can make a final appeal before a Federal Court. Needless to say, this appeal's process will take years.

    This now brings us to the questions of whether Rufus Stolen Valor receives non-service connected treatment through VA, at what percent, and for what. I am sure Rufus would not object to sharing this information with his friends here at the Libertarian. Right, Rufus?

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    1. I've said it a hundred times on this blog. What you described

      " patient care, as schedules permitted, including the use of the pharmacy. However, his care and drugs would come with some co-pay out of his pocket."

      is pretty much it.

      But, what does that have to do with the fact that you're no more an ex-Marine than the scroungiest, scurvey dog in Mississippi?

      I've asked you a set of questions than Any Marine, Vietnam Vet would know the answer to in a heartbeat. You haven't answered any of them. You, asshole, are nothing but a cut-and-paste phony.

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    2. Rufus, what we got here is a case of psychological projection.

      Delete
    3. The exception would be that while I pay a co-pay on my drugs, the rest of the care is pretty much "taken care of."

      I think they actually bill some of it to Medicare.

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    4. Yeah, Teresita, but the "disconnect" is rattling. By his quiescence he admits that he's not what he says he is, and then he comes back and obsesses over my VA benefits, of all things.

      I always knew he was an unpleasant asshole, but I'm just now realizing that he truly is nuttier'n hell. He might actually be a danger to some of those around him.

      I think rational people always are a little rattled by true irrationality.

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    5. "quiescence"

      I do not respond to foul mouthed louts unless and until I am ready. While your vulgarity may have impressed your wives and children to jump on command, that does not work on me.

      You know nothing about the Corps and you know nothing about VA. You are liar and, indeed, Rufus Stolen Valor.

      As to not meeting your deadlines, a) I do as I please and b) this site refused to take five comments by me (each reported to Teresita; one telling Deuce that calling him an "idiot" was a misnomer; he is a vile little man, who has created a vile little world.

      Oh, Rufus Stolen Valor, I have a family and friends. Today is both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Get a life. While you're at it, I want to know your VA rating and its cause.

      Take care of that 228, boot.

      :-)

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    6. No, you are a Fraud. You have never been in the Marine Corps, or you would have quickly rattled off all the answers to my questions. You couldn't, because they can't be googled.

      I said I "fired" 228, Not A 228, this after many references to firing the M-14 - a 7.62 Nato round. When you didn't rise to that bait, I began to suspect more strongly than ever that your only stripes were "google stripes."

      I still thought that you might have a history with some other branch of the services until you said the VA was prescribing you Vicodin, Flexorill, AND XANAX! Then I knew That part of the story was bogus.

      What you are, is a Junkie. Another Rush Limbaugh.

      You hang around some hard-up Vets to get drugs. I doubt if you can score much vicodin, and I know damned well you can't score Any Xanax from them, but you're probably able to get some Flexeril from them.

      I thought it passing strange from the start that you spoke so contemptuously of Vets "hanging around out front of the VA looking to sell/swap their drugs. I knew that was bullshit, but I couldn't figure out why you were saying such a thing. I just took it that you were an asshole. Well, it turns out that That is true, but the whole story is, evidently, one of, as Teresita put it, Transference.

      You're an asshole, allen - one I can't even find any pity for. And, you sure as hell were never connected to my Marine Corps.

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  27. Response of OGF to my question as to whether or nor Frank run weapons to the Jews in the old days--

    I adore him! Took care of him all the time at the hotel. He was one hell of a great man! Not perfect of course. A drinker! Super talented! Loyal friend! On and on! I could tell you stories of things he did for people and kept it QT. I was in charge of making many of these happen. Champagne now! Will tell you some of the stories another day! :)

    My money is on Sammy Davis, Jr. for weapons running to the Jews.

    Will keep you abreast of developments............

    bob


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    1. She put in twenty years at the old Desert Inn, and now on her fourth husband seems satisfied finally with her life.

      :)

      We didn't have a chance.

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    2. “On the ethics of war the Quran and the New Testament are worlds apart.

      Whereas Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek, the Quran tells us,
      'Whoso commits aggression against you, do you commit aggression against him' (2:194).

      The New Testament says nothing about how to wage war.

      The Quran, by contrast, is filled with just-war precepts.
      Here war is allowed in self-defense (2:190; 22:39),
      but hell is the punishment for killing other Muslims (4:93),
      and the execution of prisoners of war is explicitly condemned (47:4).

      Whether in the abstract is is better to rely on a scripture that regulates war or a scripture that hopes war away is an open question,
      but no Muslim-majority country has yet dropped an atomic bomb in war.

      ― Stephen R. Prothero,
      God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter

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  28. It is becoming less clear whether Sears Holdings will ultimately be left holding anything other than the bag.

    Beyond the rundown of just how much money the company had lost, its latest quarterly results included a statement from CEO Edward Lampert on where he sees Sears heading.

    "We are proactively transforming our business to a member-centric integrated retailer," said Mr. Lampert,...

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  29. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/day-america-lost-asia-100411.html?hp=l15
    The Day America Lost Asia

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    1. Fudd Busters InternationalThu Nov 28, 09:30:00 PM EST

      What, Fünfte Kolonne von Teamleitern, gave the US claim to Asia?


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    2. Gave you a claim to that 350 ,shitface.

      :)

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    3. Hey shitface, you done lost long time ago.

      You nothing' but big gas passer.

      And everybody knows it.

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  30. Rufus, I have been watching the dialogue and you have made Allen get downright sloppy with the fraud. His latest comments about VA procedures are too antiseptic and are right out of a manual and not presented in a way that would be done by someone familiar with the system.

    He is another Habu. When he lost it with Quirk on the QED post, we all knew he what he is. He is a fraud. Good work.

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    1. Thank ye, thank ye

      any time, boss. :)

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    2. I take it back. That is just too much damned work. :) :)

      (although, that job was easier than most.) :)

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    3. I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility that he was "counseling" that Vet with the beer bottle in his shaking hand on how to work the VA for drugs (which he could, of course, sell to allen.)

      It smells kinda right.

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    4. Allen pulls a page out of the Rat method book and folk get their knickers in a knot.

      we all felt betrayed by T's lies and Allen is pilloried for his but rat prances about all proud for his storytelling.

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    5. allen attacked Me, personally. Maybe you don't understand the insult of the "stolen valor" slur.

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    6. Like with habu y'all think being a vet gives one credibility.




      it doesn't mean shit. In fact it can be used as evidence of ones gullibility - especially one who tends towards the libertarian pov.

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    7. And, besides, you can't possibly equate Rat's arguments with allens hateful comments. That's not "apples to oranges," that's "apples to something outside the known universe."

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    8. Had a little wine with dinner, did we, Ash? :)

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    9. Ash: Like with habu y'all think being a vet gives one credibility.

      It's kind of like voting, Ash. Sure you don't really make a dent, especially if you live in a blue state, but it gives you the right to kvetch when chickenhawks start talking about starting some more shit ala Iraq 2003.

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  31. And all the while I am waiting for email from niece.
    The only important thing.
    Get your priorities straight

    bob

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