30 April 2016

What happens in your shorts doesn’t necessarily stay in your shorts

Perusing this day's edition of Before it's News, a worthy website committed to the unveiling of the Troof, I had me a choice of many worthy headlines, starting with:

Obama Will Not Finish His Second Term

That one is about the end of the world that is coming to us, chickens. I still can't tell you the details, since I am not sure whether I am worthy of salvation and thus I didn't watch that movie yet. Maybe some time later. After all, that headline runs for about a year already.

Prophecy Explosion!!! Two Rabbi’s Predict The Coming "Messiah” in 2016?

Since rabbis of all kinds are, so to say, part of my bailiwick, I wasn't too excited, as you can guess. Even if these two are "Rabbi's". Oh well.

How the Illuminati Have Enslaved Americans Using Monetary Policy

Just like the rabbis' story, this one is too... pedestrian, I would say, for an Elder.

Benjamin Fulford: “Hybrid war Continues With Japanese Underground Military Bases Hit as Khazarian Mafia Under Attack Around the Planet.”

Hmm... Khazarian Mafia... also a bit off, but there are nice pictures of what the author considers to be Elders but are, really, some pretty minor outsiders. Too trivial.

Smart Clothes Coming to Stream your Info to Marketers

That one smote me. And the second sentence in this piece was a certain winner for a headline. Not to mention the ominous contents of the whole.
Welcome to the creepy world of Smart Clothes. What happens in your shorts doesn’t necessarily stay in your shorts.

Underwear, clothing, shoes –everything we wear – is being digitally connected to the Internet so it can broadcast some of our most personal information. Clothing linked to the Internet, can document our waist size, when we use the restroom, how long we sit, and how much we walk, to name just a few.

“Over the next three years, it will see brands at both ends of the market introducing products with unique digital identities and data profiles in the cloud from the point of manufacturing,” Forbes reports.
The author, while seeing the dangers awaiting us in general, hasn't enough imagination to foresee the full scope of the upcoming horrors, nor the positive side of the related technology. It is not that your necktie becoming a stool pigeon for your spouse or your shirt carping on your deviations from a healthy diet are not frightful. They are, and so are underpants measuring your waist size and reporting the results to authorities, shoes that demand you walk a certain distance every day and alcohol-sniffing baseball caps.

But only a positively inclined and young at heart person could see the glimmer of hope in, for instance, this:
An Internet-connected sports bra, OM, is scheduled to hit the market this spring.
Any computer-minded young hacker could immediately see the endless possibilities. Just picture the benefits of establishing a working connection with the CPU of that bra... the sky is the limit!

OK, I have to leave you at this point. My left sock is bombarding my phone with notifications, demanding I resolve a matching issue with the right sock. Have to go...

28 April 2016

Ken Livingstone aka Red Ken - Brown Ken now?

It is nice to know that there are still people in Britain who know how to put that dreck where he belongs. Like the Labour MP John Mann just did in this clip:


No platform policy, equal rights, idiocy and students

Reading the news items about the unending stream of political and other shenanigans by the modern students, one has to pinch oneself every few minutes to make sure one is not dreaming himself into a lala land. That feeling of unreality is, probably, our defense mechanism when coping with stuff like this.

Just to make sure the innocent reader knows what it is about: "no platform policy", as defined by the students means that a person planning to make a speech at a students' gathering will be checked in advance and, in case the person's political and other beliefs clash with what the students' governing body believes in, such person will be not allowed to speak. Welcome to the new era of youngsters' freedom of speech.

And here is a timeless passage from one of the typical representatives of the above mentioned students' governing body.

Richard Brooks, NUS vice president union development, explained the union’s stance, saying: “There are six organisations on the NUS no platform list.

“This is very different to a safe space policy which is based on the idea that every single person has freedom of speech and everyone has equal right to freedom of speech, however some people have more equal rights than others.

“We’re making sure marginalised groups get their views heard.

“Both of those policies are democratically decided. They are not a part of a wider debate around censorship.

“I think everyone has freedom of speech but people’s platforms are different.”
To repeat for those who think they misread it:
...some people have more equal rights than others.
You are making history, Richard. Stalin would have been proud of you and Orwell is vigorously turning in his grave. Smile, ijit!

Richard smiles.

Update: the video recording of that dumbo:

27 April 2016

Grammer, made delightful by (the?) Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin

I know, I know. It was done on purpose, to annoy the Grammar Nazis and to attract attention.

Now read this superb opus by one and only.

P.S. And since Nazis were mentioned, here comes a reference:

The 24th edition of Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (2002) says the word Nazi was favored in southern Germany (supposedly from c. 1924) among opponents of National Socialism because the nickname Nazi, Naczi (from the masc. proper name Ignatz, German form of Ignatius) was used colloquially to mean "a foolish person, clumsy or awkward person." Ignatz was a popular name in Catholic Austria, and according to one source in World War I Nazi was a generic name in the German Empire for the soldiers of Austria-Hungary.

Meet Jane

This is Jane.
Jane is a Japanese female of lesbian persuasion.
Jane is proud of who she is.
Jane will punch your face if you doubt her.
You too could be like Jane.
If you want.
Or anybody else, for that matter.
It is your decision.
Be like Jane. Or not, if you wish.

Inspired by this:

Update: on a somewhat related subject, meet TrigglyPuff.

26 April 2016

Something about percentage

I am never get too excited when someone tries to prove his/her point by stressing how many other people support it. Too many dumb decisions and upheavals happened in history just because a majority was supportive of a very bad idea or, at least, indifferent to the outcome of one.

So it doesn't impress me much when I read this:

Survey by the Rafi Smith Polling Institute finds only 38% of the public believes Kfir Brigade Sgt. Elor Azaria should stand trial for shooting a neutralized terrorist in Hebron.
I hope that Bibi, who is usually so sensitive to the result of the latest poll(s), will let the justice run its course.

That will be all.

Israel to Europe: can we be of assistance?

Update: the post below was published first here on April 13, 2016. On April 26, ToI published a news item that is very (but very) relevant to the post.

An alleged boycott of Israeli technology may have prevented an airport security deal offered to France after the deadly Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attacks last January, and which could possibly have thwarted the subsequent Islamic State terror attacks in Paris in November and Belgium several months later.

According to an Israeli security source who spoke to Fox News on Monday, an Israeli security company offered terrorist-tracking software to the Directorate-General for Internal Security, France’s main intelligence agency — software that could have helped flag the deadly IS terror cell that perpetrated the attacks in Paris late last year and those in Belgium last month — but was rebuffed allegedly after an official made clear that Israeli technology could not be purchased.
Well, enjoy the rest of the story.

This epic dialog came to my attention from a Russian source. Blame the Russians.

Israel: Belgium, Europe, we are sorry to hear about your troubles, please accept our condolences. What do you plan to do now?
Europe: Most probably, we'll decide to strengthen our boycott on the merchandise produced by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Israel: We understand. Do you require assistance? Surveillance systems? Face recognition software? Geolocation? Search algorithms? We have all of it.
Europe: Yes, the face recognition software, it is exactly what we need, thanks!
Israel: Glad to be of help... although there might be a slight problem. The company what developed this software is located in Jerusalem, and, according to the official maps by UN, two booths of their men's restroom are in East Jerusalem. But it's not a big deal, is it? Might save some of your people...
Europe: Hmm... OK, we'll recognize the faces by ourselves somehow. How about some fresh carrots, carrots are good for your eyes and memory? Could you ship, say, 20 tonnes?
Israel: Sure. Only, while the carrot is grown in a kibbutz, it is packed in an industrial zone in Samaria...
Europe: All right, we'll manage without the carrots. How about the geolocation gizmo?
Israel: It was tested on Golan Heights.
Europe: The digital surveillance system?
Israel: The same...
Europe: The airport security installation?
Israel: The CEO's house is beyond the Green Line.
Europe: The non-conventional explosives detector?
Israel: The chief engineer's brother's spouse comes from Jordan Valley.
Europe: Then maybe the software support system for our security services?
Israel: We have a lot of it, every schoolchild will write one for you, but the problem is that all these school kids are usually taken for a visit to the old city of Jerusalem.
Europe: Maybe some exchange of experience in your dealing with terrorism?
Israel: Sure, but all of it is gained in our years of fight against Palestinian terror...
Europe: But you must have something normal, something legal that doesn't fall under our sanctions. Which sanctions are meant to defend human rights and to stop the occupation. Something that might help us to defeat the terror?
Israel: Yes, there is that flower shop in Tel Aviv, right near the beach. They produce artificial flowers too, so you can have a wreath there, to place on the scene of terror.
Europe: Fine, let's have it!
Israel: If you buy 20 wreaths, a discount of 15% applies.
Europe: OK, we'll need them.

25 April 2016

Lisa Goldman: stifled in NYT

The rather sad story of Lisa Goldman, the story about transformation of a pro-Israeli pupa with good reporter instincts into a full-fledged anti-Zionist butterfly, is of no special interest to me anymore. That the process included a thorough clean-up of her pre-transformation writings, like her On the Face blog, is rather telling, but alas...

What drew my attention to that name was a NYT sponsored discussion on the eternal dilemma:

Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?

Lisa Goldman has chosen to answer the debate question by avoiding it, penning a strange piece titled:

Anti-Zionists Thrive in Israel, Why Not in the U.S.?

Logic not being Lisa's strong point, instead of answering the question* asked, she plunged into a list of thriving Israeli anti-Zionists, a list of mostly despised people and political growths that include Dov Khenin, Hadash party, Matzpen and even, believe it or not, the Black Panthers (Israeli version of inverse racism model).

All this nonsense wouldn't have lead me to the keyboard, although there was a sentence that almost made me throw up in my mouth:
When Jews conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, they are stifling legitimate political expression.
First of all, the question asked wasn't about "criticism of Israel" but about anti-Zionism, which is again a crude attempt of avoidance. Then, notice the phenomenal "When Jews conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism" - so what happens if non-Jews say the same - does it make them Jewish or what? And now, of course, the main barf-inducing point, that of "stifling legitimate political expression". Usually raised by all anti-Zionists from the very same platforms they claim to be barred from... Isn't that game becoming too stupid to continue?

Three glaring fallacies in one short statement... oy vey...

But... but even this wouldn't have forced me to pen this post, if I hadn't indulged in a few minutes of idle surfing. During which I have encountered this extraordinary statement:

I have listened to the interview in question. While I can't say that I respect Yair Lapid the politician or that his idea of separating from Palestinians is doable at the moment, I couldn't find the reason for the eruption of bile displayed above. Especially not for that "final solution" quip. Sorry, but on the other hand I am not an accomplished anti-Zionist.

What confused me even more was the subject used for that comparison, namely David Duke. Usually in the heat of political argument people use Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot in a pinch. But David Duke? Hmm... strange that. So, in an attempt to find out what does Lisa Naomi Goldman think about David Duke, I have surfed a bit more. Just a bit, but what a result! Two articles by Lisa Goldman linked from the said David Duke's site. I do not provide direct links to such Internet entities**, so look it up for yourself:



Mighty confusing, ain't it?

So there.

(*) Which question, if you ask me, is answered pretty exhaustively by my betters, for instance in the article Yes, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism and many similar ones.

(**)To make sure that the linked articles don't suddenly disappear, as texts around our heroine tend to, I have uploaded below the relevant screen shots. The articles themselves appear very far from the David Duke's site masthead, but you can check the background, it is the same. Click on "Read more..." to see the images.

24 April 2016

As long as I waste oxygen...


23 April 2016

Donald Trump to reshape image? Here is a proposal.

Disclaimer: the following material should be perused having in mind that the author is totally uninvolved and, moreover, uninterested in the ongoing travesty election campaign.

I couldn't however, remain totally indifferent to that headline:

Donald Trump to Reshape Image, New Campaign Chief Tells G.O.P.

So here is a glimmer of an idea that could change history, if followed up.

The current image:

The new version:

It's simply magical what a light application of cosmetics and stuff could do to an image, ain't it?

So there, Mr Manafort, and good luck!

Alex Jones knows who offed Prince! And more...

Lisa Haven, whose posts I frequently enjoy, brought to my attention the latest and the hottest:
In the video below Alex Jones asks the question did the Chemtrail flu kill music legend, Prince? He further details how a mysterious illness is spreading across the U.S. coinciding with a massive chemtrail spray. Here’s more on this detailed breaking report….
Here comes the Master himself, so take it from the horse's mouth:

"Prince killed by the chemtrails he spoke out against..." so there.

And, in a companion piece to the one above, you can learn more, much more, about the Illuminati and their inhuman plans. Enjoy. Or not, as the case might be.

22 April 2016

!Happy Passover! חג פסח שמח!

21 April 2016

The interesting case of the British soldier that opened fire

There is an expression in Hebrew that could be roughly translated as "To put your head in order". This is exactly what that excellent article by Ben-Dror Yemini might do for you, if you are open to learn something.

This is the story of a soldier who killed in cold blood a terrorist who was lying on the ground wounded and helpless. This did not happen in Israel of 2016, but rather in Afghanistan in 2011, in the notorious Helmand Province. The soldier was Alexander Wayne Blackman, a sergeant in the British Royal Marines.
Yep, read the article, there are hundreds ways to spend your time on much less valuable pursuits. I know.

20 April 2016

Google vs Russian spies?

A Russian branch of the Geektimes site published an interesting article:

Google warned Russian journalist about a hacking attempt by intelligence services

Google has been warning the owners of Gmail mailboxes since 2012 about hacking attempts by secret services.

This specific warning was received by a Russian journalist Roman Shleinov, regional editor of the anti-corruption project Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, writes Meduza.io. The report stated that at least 0,1% Gmail users faced such attacks.

Two weeks ago Roman, a member of the Centre for the study of corruption (OCCRP) and member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) turned to VTB for a comment about the wife of the head of VTB Andrey Kostin. The journalist wanted to know whether she is a beneficiary of an offshore company in the Bahamas, as indicated in the "Panamanian archives."

Google did not say how they detect who employs the hacker who "tries to steal the password." Perhaps it is about formal requests by security services (whether satisfied or not).
The punchline comes now, though:
In January 2016 the presidential advisor on the internet, German Klimenko, complained that Google ignores the Russian special services requests. "As a rule, Google is responding to 32 thousand requests per year from FBI or NSA and one request from our law enforcement agencies. We must honestly admit that they do not respond to our requests, they simply ignore them," - he said. According to him, the Russian "criminals" are increasingly using foreign services, while "Russian IT companies cooperate with the authorities". "It is even to their slight competitive advantage"- he added.
Cooperate, fellows, cooperate. See where you get off.

19 April 2016

When you are Joe Biden...

...and everyone by now is tired of your jokes and jokes about you,

and no one really knows what to do with you, yourself included,

so they send you out to a place of no particular importance, like J Street gathering, to give a speech on... who knows what, and you are desperately trying to say something of even a slightest relevance to the subject matter.

And this is what happens:
US Vice President Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged "overwhelming frustration" with the Israeli government and said the systemic expansion of Jewish settlements was moving Israel toward a dangerous "one-state reality" and in the wrong direction.
Which, with addition of this:
"There is at the moment no political will that I observed among Israelis or Palestinians to move forward with serious negotiations," Biden said, "The trust that is necessary to take risks for peace is fractured on both sides." He said both Palestinians and Israelis needed to tamp down rhetoric that fueled violence and actions that undermined confidence in negotiations.
sounds and looks somewhat inane, especially on a day like this one, but what can one do?

When one is Joe Biden...

17 April 2016

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon or physiognomy debunked once again

Physiognomy (from the Gk. physis meaning "nature" and gnomon meaning "judge" or "interpreter") is the assessment of a person's character or personality from his or her outer appearance, especially the face. The term can also refer to the general appearance of a person, object, or terrain, without reference to its implied characteristics, as in the physiognomy of a plant community.
And why have I recalled this dead pseudo-science? Just because the article on Arutz 7 site* contained a nice picture of the above mentioned minister.

Besides being a nice picture, nothing in it forewarns the reader. No signs of an onset of dementia or any malicious intent or... anyway, a nice man is all one can say looking at this shot. The article, however, tells an amazing story.
When asked how it was possible that the terrorist network which was behind the attacks in Brussels, could hide for a long time in the heart of Brussels, Jambon replied: "Someone who is hiding and receiving support from the population, can remain hidden a long time.”

Jambon, who is a member of the New Flemish Alliance, continued to compare the terrorists to the Jews who hid here during the Nazi occupation: “There are Jewish people who went into hiding for years... and (the Nazi) regime never found them.”
Now go figure it out. A nice looking man, a minister to boot - and such a moron?

Tell me what you want, but for me it is the last straw.

Physiognomy - you are totally out.

So there.

(*) A source that should be usually taken with a grain of salt, frequently overexcited about something or other.

12 April 2016

Bedtime-story privilege? Welcome to the brave new world.

Telling or reading to your kid a bedtime story or two was an activity I have considered one of the more rewarding and joyful tasks in my rather too busy daily schedule at the relevant period. Lately, when an opportunity raises its head, I mightily enjoy the same with my grandkids.

But time goes by, things change and science doesn't rest on its laurels, not for long anyway. So, seeing as where the progressive modern science is leading, I wasn't too surprised to see this headline:

Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others
According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so. In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since “bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,” he wouldn’t want to ban them, but that parents who “engage in bedtime-stories activities” should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes: “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” he said.
Since the good professor was giving an interview to ABC Radio, saying A wasn't enough, apparently, so he went on to say B - or possibly even Z, going for the jugular of the topic:
At one point, Swift even flirted with the idea of “simply abolishing the family” as a way of “solving the social justice problem” because “there would be a more level playing field” if we did, but ultimately concluded that “it is in the child’s interest to be parented” and that “parenting a child makes for what we call a distinctive and special contribution to the flourishing and well-being of adults.”
Social justice. Yes, professor Swift is an expert in that domain, judging by his biography on the Warwick university site.
While at Oxford I was Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice.
So what are the new things I have learned from all of the above?
  • That too much learning doesn't necessarily equal wisdom? Nah, not news.
  • That communal incubators with subsequent mechanised schooling equal for all is vastly preferable to the existing system that breeds inequality and, Brother forbid, parental involvement? Somewhat old, too.
  • That family is an obsolete patriarchal construct created to enslave women and to raise children in the perverted capitalist environment? Well known and bemoaned.
  • "Level playing field"? No, old as pyramids. Or, at least, as Karl Marx.
So, all in all, the only thing of interest, and even that very limited for me, is the fact that there is a university in Warwick, England. Not that I know where Warwick is, anyway...

P.S. Action item: look up Warwick on Google Maps

P.P.S. During the same bout of surfing I've encountered this article:

Homeschooled with MIT courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15

I am afraid that we can't have it, not if I am to become a disciple of professor Swift. The boy will have to be put down, humanely as possible in the circumstances.

10 April 2016

Henry Makow, PhD: you have been had! (Service Announcement)

To those who might not know who Henry Makow, PhD, is:
Henry Makow, PhD (b. 1949) is what you get when you cross a men's rights activist with a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Makow believes the world is controlled by nefarious Judeo-Masonic/Satanic/Commie forces, spearheaded by the Rockefeller Foundation. He also believes that the aforementioned concocted feminism, so that women wouldn't have children, as part of depopulation efforts. His writings can be found on notorious websites Whale.to, Jesus-is-savior.com, and Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.
In short: if you want to find a demented and with that famous in his chosen activity area character - look no farther. Oh, and he is Jewish, by the way.

To those who might not know about the Jewish Che Guevara affair, you are welcome to read that link. To give you a small taster:
One of the significant "achievements" of this here blog was to expose the surfers to the real - Jewish Che Guevara, a fact unknown to historians, politicians and the enormous crowd of indoctrinate, naive or simply stupid wearers of the T-shirt. The fact of Che Guevara's Judaic roots and related parts of his checkered bio will remain unknown to historians, due to a simple reason: it's all bullshit, of course.
Yes, and in this link you will find a partial list of respectable and less respectable people who took the bait and, as a result, took part in a series of lovely discussions of the Judaic roots of the late Mr Che Guevara, his Zionist beliefs and his return to the said roots.

But - almost 9 years have passed since the story was exposed to the lights and shadows of the 'net, and even the slowest and dimmest have learned the lesson about the consequences of blindly believing to any crapola that floats around.

Not so, apparently, Henry Makow, PhD. Who published a few days ago this post:

Click on the image to embiggen.
Effectively, Henry Makow, PhD copied most of the contents from this here blog, with references, of course, as appropriate among gentlemen, changing only the visual aids.

So yes, Henry Makow, PhD had joined the list of people who have been had, which tells enough about his beliefs, his treatment of information and a few other things which you could easily deduce. So:

08 April 2016

The wondrous life and deeds of "Rabbi" Moshe Aryeh Friedman, a vermin

I don't know how many of you remember this revolting scene from 2006 (or thereabout):

And if you don't remember, no worries - here is a reminder from and old post:
The infamous rabbi, according to the article, is not only a despicable piece of shit, but also an idiot who cannot even produce a consistent story, not to mention his self-aggrandizing lies:
...Moshe Aryeh Friedman - by his own account, the chief rabbi of Vienna's Jewish community, but a "kook" and an extremist who represents only himself, according to Austria's established Jewish community...

But his position in Vienna is different than the one he expressed in Tehran, where he was quoted as saying the Holocaust was a "successful fiction," and that it is "legitimate to cast doubt on some of the statistics" with regard to it. On Friday, Friedman claimed that he does not deny the fact that 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. His sudden change in position may be explained by fear over being prosecuted in Austria, where publicly doubting the Holocaust is a crime.
Well, and what is our good (even if self-appointed) "Rabbi" Moshe Aryeh Friedman is doing these days? To start with, he decided to change his garb. From an ultra-Orthodox uniform to a less conspicuous frum, but one with substance, whose surroundings reflect his new station in life.

In this picture "Rabbi" Friedman made himself comfy in a five star hotel in Doha, Qatar. If you browse his Facebook page a bit, you shall immediately notice that the newborn "Rabbi" moves in exalted circles of the nouveau riches now, in places like Marbella (Spain), Dubai, Vienna, Warsaw, Paris, hobnobbing with celebs, politicians and whatnot. He is proudly reporting on his family's shopping sprees in the places mentioned. It might be interesting to learn what are the sources of funding for all that opulence, but certainly it is not something our "Rabbi" is interested in disclosing.

Dov Segal in his post The life and times of Ahmadinejad’s pet Jew tells the story, and it's a fascinating read. Just a quote from this post:
In August 2014 he gave an interview to a Belgian magazine. In the interview he maintained that Jewish schools in Antwerp indoctrinated youth to go and fight in Gaza. He claimed that since the new round of fighting in operation Protective Edge, 50 to 100 Jewish youth had left to fight in Gaza. He further ranted against Jewish "sharia schools". He compared the orthodox community to IS.
Israel and Israelis were worse than IS. According to him, the “genocide” in Gaza was unique because it targeted children.
Read the whole story. But not before another saucy reminder:
"I had more than one meeting with his excellency, President Ahmadinejad," Friedman said. "The president first recognized me at the conference in Tehran and he was especially friendly. There may be only one picture in which we are photographed kissing, but in fact we kissed 20 or 30 times."

07 April 2016

Elton John's declaration of loyalty - Haaretz: 1; Ynet: 0

The story, greedily picked up by all kinds of anti-Israeli (sorry, anti-Zionist) folks, sounded more or less like this:

Famous producer Shuki Weiss alleged that the British superstar was required to sign a declaration of loyalty; the Interior Ministry called this a 'first-class lie' and are considering suing for defamation.

Shuki Weiss announced on Monday, "The Ministry of the Interior required that Elton John sign a declaration of loyalty as a condition of his receiving a work visa." The international promoter and producer was speaking at a panel in the anti-BDS conference held by Yedioth Ahronoth.
The quote above belongs to an Ynet article, which continues in the same vein for some while.

Haaretz, however, no matter how much I dislike saying it, have done a much better reporting job. The reporter was diligent enough to dig up the "loyalty declaration" Mr Weiss was referring to:
Responding to a query from Haaretz, Weiss said he brought up the form to "illustrate the lack of cooperation and support by the government in holding international cultural events in Israel." 
Here is the offending form, produced by Haaretz (click to enlarge):

(The text referred as "loyalty declaration" is marked by red squiggle). As one who happened to fill in quite a few entry visa permit forms in my life, I haven't found anything out of ordinary or offensive in the text. Indeed, in the similar forms invented by bureaucracies in other countries, the related questions sometimes spread on whole page(s) and are much more pain in the neck to fill in. And more then certainly, the text has nothing to do with loyalty of any kind.

Well, to make the long story short: a) the "famous producer" Shuki Weiss seem to be a jerk; b) Ynet have done a sloppy journalistic job, which fact inevitably leads to c) kudos to Haaretz.

06 April 2016

Cynthia McKinney, PhD, outs Mossad tracks to terror in Brussels

Cynthia McKinney, PhD and a Public Figure (whatever it means), one of my favorite shit-for-brains (ex-) politicos, has made a startling discovery recently on her Facebook page:

This explains the recent spate of suicides in Mossad headquarters, rest assured. And of course, these 85+ thousands of Ms McKinney's supporters contributed a lot to the further unmasking, unveiling, uncloaking and general bashing. If you care to look up that thread, so full of inanity wisdom.

What can I add but a bit of a conspiracy theory of my own? I was trying to look up the story of that PhD title near the name, and Wiki readily provided the info:
In 2015, she received a Ph.D. from Antioch University with a dissertation on Hugo Chávez.
It is well known that the above mentioned Hugo Chávez aka Comical Hugo croaked in 2013, so it is not the news about her PhD that done him in. Probably the rumors of her intention to write it were the last straw...

Update: Meanwhile, our Cynthia McKinney, PhD, is busily rehashing the Hezbollah's buzz:

"U.S. mercenaries Daesh" Cool...

04 April 2016

Don't kick our Buddha in the nose! And better be drunk than sorry if you do kick.

Temple of Buddha in Elista
This surreal story started about two days ago.
The incident took place in Elista [Kalmykia] on Saturday night, April 2nd. A 22-year-old athlete [from Dagestan] with teammates free from the competition went to a Buddhist temple, urinated [or defecated, it is unclear from the various reports] right there, and kicked a statue of Buddha in the nose. He shared this act on a social network Periscope.
Here is a (poor) screenshot of the hero wrestler kicking the statue:

Elista residents who have seen this video, arrived at the hotel where the athlete stayed and forced him to apologize on his knees. Further development of the conflict was stopped when the police arrived at the hotel. Resident of Dagestan was detained and taken to the department of Ministry of Internal Affairs.
And the process of retribution was recorded too, also poorly:

The tournament in freestyle wrestling was canceled. As the organizers explained, the decision was dictated by the fact that the incident cast a shadow over the event.
But, kneeling or not kneeling, the perp remained in the nick, and the authorities decided to take it to heart for a change. The consequences of the extracurricular activity might be quite serious for the hooligan in question:
The athlete from Dagestan, who desecrated a statue of Buddha in Elista, may be associated with terrorist groups such as prohibited in the Russian Federation "Islamic State" (IS/ISIL). This opinion was expressed on Sunday, April 3, at the radio station "Moscow Speaks" by a member of the council of state religious expertise at the Ministry of Justice, Roman Silantyev.

"If he [the athlete] was in a state of sobriety, then he is a fighter from the Wahhabist Brothers. And the discussion with him will be quite serious. That is, he will certainly be imprisoned, and not necessarily just for that offence. It will surely turn out that he has transferred money to ISIL, supported them on social networks etc. In general, this may result in more than just two years," - said the expert.
As you can see, the powers that be decided to throw at the perp not just the whole book but all the addendums and interpretations of the criminal codex.

Well, that's it. Nothing more to see here, let's move along, folks.

03 April 2016

Che - the incomparable

This Che (#25) may well be the best so far. If I wasn't sure there will be even better ones. Behold:

And a bonus to go with it: 10 of the Most Psychotic Quotes from Socialist Hero Che Guevara