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Sean McBride
Naftali Bennett: "The prime minister of Israel is the leader of the entire Jewish people."
Full quote: "The prime minister of Israel is not a private person. He is the leader of the Jewish state and the entire Jewish people. Cursing the prime minister and calling him names is an insult not just to him but to the millions of Israeli citizens and Jews across the globe." - Sean McBride
So if one insults the prime ministers of Ireland or Germany, one insults all Irish or German people *worldwide*. This is why most of the world now considers Zionism to be a deranged political movement -- one heavily infected by bizarre religious cultism. In the rational world, one can express strong disagreements with heads of state and leaders of governments without being accused of... more... - Sean McBride
Naftali Bennett makes no distinction between Israeli citizens and "Jews across the globe" -- they constitute a single mystical collective -- a magical blob. All Jews worldwide are agents of the Israeli government. This is classical antisemitic mentation. Zionists like Bennett are providing powerful ammunition to hardcore Judeophobes around the world. - Sean McBride
No Zionist org will refute this statement, except prob Neturei Karta and a few other small ones. - Chu_
Will any Jewish establishment organization in the United States or Europe strongly rebut Bennett's claim? Or will they simply remain silent -- quietly endorsing this belief? - Sean McBride
What this cult is all about: mystical ethnic collectivism. It is innately self-ghettoizing and polarizing vis-a-vis the rest of the world. - Sean McBride
I wish they were mystical, but they aren't. I agree the ethnic racket that has coddled each other back to the days of the shtetl. - Chu_
Zionism is drenched in grandiose mystical rhetoric, myths, symbols, themes and archetypes that are synonymous with official contemporary Judaism. It's all about God, holy this, sacred that, miracles, a chosen people vs. evil peoples, etc. Mystical concepts are what drives this ethnic collectivism and binds members of the cult together. - Sean McBride
i think of 'mythical' as good, not a pejorative. but ok. - Chu_
Mysticism can be good or bad (even evil), depending. Mystical ethnic nationalism is certainly the most primitive and least developed form of mysticism -- for Aspergery infants. - Sean McBride
That's like Al Zawawi declaring Bin Laden as the king of all Arabs. - Taxi
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MJ (Mike) Rosenberg: Caveat: yes, US Jews (esp the young) have had it with #Israel but it's the rich old Israel zealots who pay the politicians.
MJ (Mike) Rosenberg: No, I don't call myself pro-Israel anymore. Not after Gaza. I'm pro-peace, pro-justice. Oppose killing of innocents PERIOD. - Sean McBride
Not after Gaza? Which Gaza. There havve been so many 'gazas'. Think he needs to say Gaza summer 2014. Here's a nice Graphic for Mike Rosenberg to dwell on. (note the summer 2014 killing rate has yet to be updated) - Chu_
Yea it is the old rich zealots who buy the polticians but they are also spending millions raising and indoctrinating another generation of Jews with the same zionism. - American
If no one likes my Swat Team suggestion for the US Zio Fifth Column then I suggest the next best option is McCarthizing the zionist. as a threat worse than communism. - American
To prevail in politics, be smart. See all the angles. Be self-disciplined. Don't mouth off. - Sean McBride
Mouthing off and stirring the zio pot is going to be the way they are exposed to the wider public---I guarantee you that. This is a mouthing off vr zio political money battle. - American
The best way to influence the most influential minds is to let the facts about situations speak for themselves. Keep pushing the most important facts out there. Let readers work up their own moral outrage. - Sean McBride
what's required is a new media group that is critical of Israel and Zionists. A group like that who will challenge the status quo, the media, the political class. - many of these smaller feeder groups exist, but they need weight and presence. - Chu_
Congress would have to repeal the 1996 Telecommunication Act that created the current monopolies like Viacom and Murdock before any media group like that could see the light of day anywhere except the internet...the 1996 act is another thing btw we can thank the phony hero neo McCain for. - American
Yeah, there are 5 major media groups today. I'll look the 1996 act up later - Chu_ from Android
MJ Rosenberg is like Donald on steroids - he insists that he is endowed with the largest 'moral member' on the planet - yikes! - Taxi
Sean McBride
Pro-Israel activists are going to wake up one morning and realize that they are totally isolated on the political world stage -- that they've turned off nearly everyone.
What then -- the Samson Option? -- will they try to blow up the world and kill everyone in it? - Sean McBride
Who will be the last Zionist true believers holding the bag? - Sean McBride
Zionism was a doomed ideology from its original conception -- self-destructive at the very core. - Sean McBride
Zionism is on track to earn a historical reputation roughly equivalent to that of Communism, Nazism and Italian Fascism -- a God that failed. - Sean McBride
a cult that failed. #israel - Chu_
An Old Testament cult; a messianic ethno-religious nationalist cult. - Sean McBride
History will recount how israel was the largest land swindle known to mankind - a land swindle that approx some 10 million jews were guilty of participating in - not to mention the 50 million christian agents who aided and abetted this humungous grand-scaled crime. - Taxi
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Jewish group wants Netanyahu attacker ‘held to account’ | Jewish Telegraphic Agency -
"A major Jewish American policy group called on the White House to “hold to account” an anonymous official who slurred Benjamin Netanyahu, while the another declared the matter closed. “We ask that the person responsible be held to account and the appropriate steps be taken by the administration,” said a statement Wednesday from the leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the foreign policy umbrella for Jewish groups, referring to a report this week in the Atlantic quoting an anonymous official as describing the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Americans might argue that the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations needs to be held to account for putting the interests of Israel above those of the United States. - Sean McBride
But if they want to fan the flames of this feud, by all means encourage them to do so -- fan away -- create a mighty bonfire. - Sean McBride
Amit Patel
Set Your Thoughts Free - Hemingwrite -
Set Your Thoughts Free - Hemingwrite
Set Your Thoughts Free - Hemingwrite
"The Hemingwrite is-a single purpose, distraction-free writing composition device. It combines the simplicity of a 90s era word processor with the modern tech we all require like cloud backups and integration into our favorite document editors like Google docs and Evernote." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Sadly, my distraction-free writing now requires Zotero integration :( But I love this idea! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Everything old is new again Now we are back to Typewriters - all dressed up but pretty much typewriters - WarLord
This could be a good concept -- but the proof of the pudding is in the eating -- one needs to give it an actual workout. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente - WSJ -
"Interests Align Over Fight Against Islamic State, Other Policies" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State militants, have moved into an effective state of détente over the past year, according to senior U.S. and Arab officials." - Sean McBride
Have all the efforts by the Israel lobby to whip up American hysteria about the threat of radical Islam backfired badly? It's beginning to look that way. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Google Humanlike Computer, Neural Turing Machine, Will Program Itself | Betabeat -
Google Humanlike Computer, Neural Turing Machine, Will Program Itself | Betabeat
"The new hybrid device might not need humans at all." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Jewish Democrats Disappointed in Inappropriate Language from Obama Administration | NJDC Blog -
"The National Jewish Democratic Council expresses surprise and disappointment at the profane and inappropriate language attributed to a senior administration official in describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Even in informal conversation, the use of the term was unprofessional and does not meet the standard of civility and deference that has typified the Administration even in disagreement with its long-time ally." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Pro-Israel Democrats (liberal Zionists) are turning on Barack Obama and the Obama administration -- they are Israel loyalists first, Democrats second, if at all. - Sean McBride
"Prime Minister Netanyahu has the right and responsibility as the freely elected leader of a sovereign nation to conduct Israel’s foreign and domestic policies as he determines are in the best interests of his country and its people. Likewise, the United States has a strategic interest in pursuing peace, prosperity and security for Israel. Cooperation between the two countries has never been stronger." - Sean McBride
Wow -- the United States, according to Zionist Democrats, should never criticize the Israeli government and should instead dedicate itself to working for Israel. Are there any other governments in the world that Americans are forbidden to disagree with or criticize? Or is it just Israel? And under an extreme right-wing regime no less? Hardcore liberal Zionism on display by the NJDC (National Jewish Democratic Council). - Sean McBride
Disgusting traitors! No other label fits! - Taxi
The 'nation within a nation' 2000 yr old tribalism....the tribe never changes it stripes. - American
They are certainly living up to all the all the 'canards'. - American
Sean McBride
If Netanyahu isn't a coward, then why hasn't he attacked Iran after repeatedly threatening to do so?
The reason is obvious: he wants Americans to do his fighting for him -- he doesn't have the guts to do it himself. - Sean McBride
He's full of bluff and bluster -- the thought of attacking Iran terrifies him. All words, no action. - Sean McBride
There are major political costs for repeatedly making threats that one doesn't follow through on -- the world tends to treat you as a contemptible joke. - Sean McBride
Dropping bombs on civilians in Gaza -- including women and children -- that's a safer proposition than attacking Iran. - Sean McBride
Comment from Reuters: "Of course he’s a coward — who else would bomb thousands of entrapped and unarmed women and children? If he really does represent the entire Jewish people — doesn’t say much for them." - Sean McBride
Comment: "Number of Israeli troops who fought in Iraq: 0. Number of Israeli troops who fought in Afghanistan: 0. Number of Israeli troops deploying to fight ISIS: 0. Number of times per year Netanyahu whines about how little the world does for him: 872." - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Top Jewish Leader Hier Calls on Obama to 'Name, Apologize for and Repudiate' Anonymous Official Who Called Israeli PM Netanyahu 'Chickenshit' | Jewish & Israel News -
Top Jewish Leader Hier Calls on Obama to 'Name, Apologize for and Repudiate' Anonymous Official Who Called Israeli PM Netanyahu 'Chickenshit' | Jewish & Israel News
"Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Barack Obama to “name, apologize for, and repudiate” the anonymous official who was quoted, in an Atlantic Magazine article by Jeffrey Goldberg, describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Hier’s colleague, told The Algemeiner that this latest blow to American-Israeli bilateral relations sent a worrying signal to the Israeli public that the administration cares little about their concerns. Referring to the upsurge of Palestinian violence in Jerusalem, and the recent incitement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas against Jews seeking to... more... - Sean McBride
Hier should be much more worried about the barrage of verbal abuse that has been directed against the American government by pro-Israel activists -- including by high-level Israeli government officials. But he's a bit Aspergery -- he doesn't get it. And he's a member of a messianic religious-political cult organized around ethnic nationalist exceptionalism. - Sean McBride
"Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog sounded a more critical note, telling Channel Two television: "Netanyahu is acting like a political pyromaniac, and he has brought our relations with the United States to an unprecedented low."" - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying -
"Verizon is getting into the news business. What could go wrong? The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company in the world is bankrolling a technology news site called The publication, which is now hiring its first full-time editors and reporters, is meant to rival major tech websites like Wired and the Verge while bringing in a potentially giant mainstream audience to beat those competitors at their own game. There’s just one catch: In exchange for the major corporate backing, tech reporters at SugarString are expressly forbidden from writing about American spying or net neutrality around the world, two of the biggest issues in tech and politics today." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine - Greg GuitarBuster
Verizon's PR couldn't be worse. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Netanyahu isn't being attacked because he is defending Israel -- he's being attacked because he is defending Greater Israelism, Jewish-only settlements, Jewish racism and Israeli apartheid.
If any other modern Western democratic nation behaved the same way as Israel, it would come under the same criticism. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Arutz Sheva: Ambassadors Warn US-Israel Ties Are on the Brink of Collapse
Yippeeee! But cut the frigging arms and dollars to them first, America - show me the monaaaay! - Taxi
"Israeli ambassadors and US source reveal Netanyahu-Obama 'loathing' has led 'gloves to not only be removed - but thrown in the trash.'" In the trash is where the gloves have long belonged! - Taxi
Looks like Obama wants regime change is israel. After the mid-term elections next month, Obama's got two hands-free years to stick to the Bibi the Beelzebub. - Taxi
But Netanyahu and the Israeli government will use Republicans (and Democrats) in the the US Congress to harass and attack Obama relentlessly. - Sean McBride
The forward piece says that Yahu may circumvent the WH and go straight to the Congress. I'd say that's a bad move. Internationally bad. - Chu_ from Android
Maybe so, Sean, but that just might show the treasonous nature of our congress to the masses before the 2016 elections. When usually these spats between us and the israelis take place behind closed doors, Obama is letting the cat out of the bag in public - and this can only be a good thing. I predicted after Obama's Cairo speech some six years ago that israel will be an election issue in 2016. - Taxi
I would love for that arrogant filthy Benjamin to circumvent our president and for it to go viral. I want Netanyahu to have a big fat blunder before the eyes of my compatriots. - Taxi
And see the Fox news idiots line up behind yahu. Do it Barry! - Chu_ from Android
I do think that eventually many militantly pro-Israel American politicans are going to suddenly realize that they are like those cartoon characters who have run off the side of a cliff, furiously spinning their legs in the air before the hard fall. They are increasingly out of sync with the informed American public -- simply peruse the comment sections of the New York Times and Washington Post on Israeli issues. They already look like fools and knaves -- even traitors. - Sean McBride
The vast majority of Americans are not nearly as preoccupied with Israeli issues as pro-Israel activists, who are living in a bubble. American opinion towards Israel could easily turn on a dime -- become intensely hostile. - Sean McBride
The beginning of this hostility will be reflected in the next election. I reckon a lotta people will tune into the foreign policy section. I look forward to town hall questions about giving aid to Apartheid and alquaida. - Taxi
'(politicians) suddenly realize that they are like those cartoon characters' - I don't see such bluster after this summer with Gaza and politicians. Where's John McCain to defend Yahu? - Chu_
The Israeli's as victims of terror has been proven false by their Gaza summer action (and west bank). They've shoot themselves in the foot with Gaza, pummeling and destroying Palestinian future infrastructure combined with the death toll. And they want the world to pity them? It's not Happening Any Longer. - Chu_
Todd Hoff
Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain -
Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain
"Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain. The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting "brain regions that don't normally talk together," said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King's College London." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I want to try it NOW! :) - miki
[The noetic connection: synaesthesia, psychedelics, and language] - Sean McBride
That's the problem with not being in college anymore miki :-) - Todd Hoff
"Feed your head" - Greg GuitarBuster
Sean McBride
Report: Senior administration officials call Israel’s Netanyahu ‘chickens–t’ and ‘Aspergery’ - The Washington Post -
Sort the comments by most liked -- they are overwhelmingly anti-Netanyahu and anti-Israel -- this from *American* Washington Post readers. - Sean McBride
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Editorial Selection By Algorithm « The Dish (Andrew Sullivan) -
"The social media company is increasingly becoming to the news business what Amazon is to book publishing — a behemoth that provides access to hundreds of millions of consumers and wields enormous power. About 30 percent of adults in the United States get their news on Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. The fortunes of a news site, in short, can rise or fall depending on how it performs in Facebook’s News Feed. …" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Netanyahu: White House attacks come because ‘I am defending Israel’ | Jewish Telegraphic Agency -
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the anonymous Obama administration official who attacked him of doing so because he is “defending the state of Israel.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
So naturally Netanyahu wants to *escalate* the argument with the American government -- pour gas on the fire. - Sean McBride
"“It must be understood that our supreme interests, with security and the unity of Jerusalem first and foremost, are not among the top concerns of those anonymous elements that are attacking us and me personally, because the attack on me comes only because I am defending the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said." - Sean McBride
Israel's "supreme interests" are NOT America's supreme interests -- or the supreme interests of any other nation in the world. - Sean McBride
Netanyahu thinks that he enjoys more authority in American politics than the American president: - Sean McBride
"Netanyahu noted in his speech Israel’s popularity among Americans. “Since the foundation of our state we have had disagreements with the U.S. and we will yet have them,” he said. “But this is not at the expense of the deep ties between our peoples and countries. And we see this again and again, including this year, in the rise in support for the State of Israel among the American public, support that has reached an all-time high.”" - Sean McBride
Netanyahu continues to damage the Israeli brand, the Zionist brand, the Judaism brand and the Jewish brand -- without much pushback from the worldwide Jewish establishment. Why so little pushback? - Sean McBride
'Why so little pushback?' - the million dollar question. And Congress acts like puppie dogs in the battle. The wrong way forward, I say... - Chu_
The problem is also twofold. 1. Jewish leaders outside Israel 'do' fully endorse any moves by Netanyahu 2. Jewish leaders being critical of Israel, makes it look like they have other interests than their nation interests (but they do that anyway - think of Bloomberg this summer taking the plane to Tel Aviv, yet he doesn't stand up to Netanyahu & his settlements) - Chu_
How many *Democrats* and liberal Zionists have stood up to Netanyahu and Likud Zionism? Most of them have maintained a studied silence -- providing the space for Netanyahu to run roughshod over the American government. Many of them appear to have a dual loyalty problem. - Sean McBride
you think? I used to think Russ Feinberg was a good senator, until I found out his Zionism creds. But he's gone, so now you look at the left, like Bernie Sanders, who is the same type of liberal, except when it comes to Israel. (btw, did anyone verify is Sanders is a dual citizen?) - Chu_
It's aggravating to have these people in congress with no integrity. They fight for human and civil rights in the US, like it's some sort of vacuum. Can we get some global consistency nowadays - Aren't we in the global village today? - Chu_
Sean McBride
set; Americans who regularly side with the Israeli government in conflicts with the American government
What is one to make of them? American interests and values do not appear to be uppermost in their minds. - Sean McBride
For example: - Sean McBride
Ron Kampeas: Christie: Obama has not stood by Israel - Sean McBride
Obama is the elected leader of the United States, not of Israel. His job is to look out for the interests of Americans, not Israelis. - Sean McBride
Donald J. Trump: WH refused a meeting with the Israeli Defense Minister. If only Obama hated Iran as much as he dislikes Israel. - Sean McBride
Israel Firsters: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hugh Hewitt, Rupert Murdoch. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Taxi -- you need to subscribe to my feed if we are going to exchange direct messages.
Regarding this: I spotted their real agenda on the first day they began posting on Mondoweiss on Friendfeed -- not difficult to do. - Sean McBride
People who are brimming over with hatred for one social or cultural group are usually brimming over with hatred towards other social or cultural groups -- it's a basic mindset or psychological predisposition. - Sean McBride
Btw, it's easy to back up Friendfeed posts and threads on your local machine before they are deleted -- simply open up the post on its own page by clicking on the date/time link (just under the title to the left) -- and then save the page from your browser. (All the comments will be automatically expanded and available for one-click capture.) - Sean McBride
The famous theologian NT Wright is one of the few writers who take a dim view of the current wave against "supersessionism".
In his 2005 book on Paul, he says that people get so worked up over it, that just mentioning it "evokes the chimneys of Auschwitz". He continued on in this vein. When I read it last year on Google Books, the book was readable. I pulled the book up now though and it's apparently the only Preview book in GOOGLE BOOKS that is totally upside down and unreadable. - WJones
Now tell me, how does that happen? - WJones
That's, indeed. Sabotage? - weareone
1. [Google; google books upside down pages] 2. [Wikipedia; Google Books] - Sean McBride
"Many of the books are scanned using the Elphel 323 camera at a rate of 1,000 pages per hour. The scanning process is subject to errors. For example, some pages are unreadable, or upside down, or in the wrong order. Book information such as authors, publishers, dates and so on, may be incorrect or abbreviated incoherently." - Sean McBride
Yes, I saw that. And it makes sense. But then how come I could read it last year? Most likely I am just forgetting that it was upside down. Whatever. - WJones
Probably you misremembered. - Sean McBride
switch to PM - WJones
Sean McBride
The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here - The Atlantic (Jeffrey Goldberg) -
The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here - The Atlantic (Jeffrey Goldberg)
"The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname." - Sean McBride
"This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors, and is yet another sign that relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have moved toward a full-blown crisis. The relationship between these two administrations— dual guarantors of the putatively “unbreakable” bond between the U.S.... more... - Sean McBride
"The fault for this breakdown in relations can be assigned in good part to the junior partner in the relationship, Netanyahu, and in particular, to the behavior of his cabinet. Netanyahu has told several people I’ve spoken to in recent days that he has “written off” the Obama administration, and plans to speak directly to Congress and to the American people should an Iran nuclear deal... more... - Sean McBride
"Over the years, Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and “Aspergery.” (These are verbatim descriptions; I keep a running list.) But I had not previously heard Netanyahu described as a “chickenshit.”" - Sean McBride
"Israel and the U.S., like all close allies, have disagreed from time to time on important issues. But I don’t remember such a period of sustained and mutual contempt. Much of the anger felt by Obama administration officials is rooted in the Netanyahu government’s periodic explosions of anti-American condescension." - Sean McBride
"Netanyahu, and the even more hawkish ministers around him, seem to have decided that their short-term political futures rest on a platform that can be boiled down to this formula: “The whole world is against us. Only we can protect Israel from what’s coming.”" - Sean McBride
Aspergery. The whole world is against us. Psychological issues. - Sean McBride
Man I've been waiting for this headline for 40 years! - Taxi
"“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” the official said, expanding the definition of what a chickenshit Israeli prime minister looks like. “The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. " - Chu_
Put some teeth into israeli govt, Obama. Stop hesitating. - Chu_ from Android
If Obama tries to take on Netanyahu, he will come under heavy and vicious attack by Israel Firsters in the mainstream media, Congress, the Republican Party AND the Democratic Party -- and few Democrats will come to his defense. - Sean McBride
Let's stop feeding and funding the monster first, then I'll start dancing on tables. - Taxi
Sean McBride
set; attacks by Frontpage Magazine on the American government on behalf of the Israeli government
set; attacks by Ted Cruz on the American government on behalf of the Israeli government - Sean McBride
# attacks by * on the American government on behalf of the Israeli government 1. American Christian Zionists 2. American Jewish Zionists 3. American neoconservatives 4. American pro-Israel activists 5. Fox News 6. Frontpage Magazine 7. Republicans 8. Ted Cruz 9. US representatives 10. US senators - Sean McBride
On a thin and shaky limb indeed. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Use semantic markup to create nice clean tables in plain text files.
Raw code that is easy to read by anyone without any specialized knowledge, parsing or fancy displays. - Sean McBride
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
The post title is, of course, meant ironically.  What does Israel have to teach the U.S., except how to be a better national security state?  How to sacrifice rights for security, liberty for surveillance, privacy for intrusion?  How to replace the striving for peace for a state of perpetual war. We’ve learned so much from […]
# Israel and Zionism have a great deal to teach the world about 1. apartheid 2. Arabophobia 3. ethnic cleansing 4. false flag ops 5. illegal spying on Americans 6. Iranophobia 7. Islamophobia 8. mass murder of civilians 9. mass surveillance 10. messianic ethnic nationalism 11. mystical territorialism 12. obsessive-compulsive ethnocentrism 13. Old Testament cultism 14. racism 15. religious fanaticism 16. segregation 17. targeted killings 18. xenophobia - Sean McBride
It didn't have to be this way -- Israel could have sought to become a showcase for the most advanced Western democratic values -- Zionism could have been defined in those terms. - Sean McBride
True -- violent Arab resistance to Zionism in the region forced Israel to become a paranoid garrison state -- which raises the question of whether it was wise to build a Jewish state on this piece of territory. - Sean McBride
I think they were already paranoid when they lived back home in europe etc. European jews came to the holy land to colonize every inch of it and more and they didn't give a shit about the fuckeries and death that this would create. They knew that their stolen nation would be living in perpetual war and they still didn't give a fuck even about their own future generations. Zionists are... more... - Taxi
The Arab resistance didn't force Isr to become anything----they already had a 2000 year old culture of believing as chosen and victims they were entitled to steal anything from their enemies---and all others are their enemy. - American
Sean McBride
# cloud; psychopathic God; *
1. barbaric 2. Bible 3. Bill Maher 4. biological warfare 5. chosen people 6. Christian Bale 7. cultural archetypes 8. Deuteronomy 9. ethnic cleansing 10. Exodus 11. genetic warfare 12. genocide 13. genomes 14. genotypes 15. God 16. hearing voices 17. Moses 18. murder of firstborn 19. Old Testament 20. phenotypes 21. plagues 22. psychopathic 23. racism 24. Sam Harris 25. schizophrenic 26. sociopathic 27. Torah 28. Yahweh - Sean McBride
Clouds provide the most compact format for meditating about connections among subtopics of a topic. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
# Google has become indispensable for me for instantly clarifying issues concerning 1. definitions 2. facts 3. historical dates 4. idioms 5. pronunciations 6. quotes 7. spellings 8. synonyms 9. translations 10. usage
There is no more powerful tool for writing than Google. - Sean McBride
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YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version | TechCrunch -
YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version | TechCrunch
"Google’s YouTube online video service might soon provide a way to do away with those increasingly annoying pre-roll ads forever: The network is considering the adoption of a new version, says the Wall Street Journal, that would get rid of ads altogether, and introduce subscription-based billing for customers who want it instead." - Sean McBride
"YouTube head Susan Wojcicki is spearheading the attempt to bring more options to YouTube users, and she explained at yesterday’s Code Mobile conference that it would offer users a way to avoid the ads they’re increasingly wanting to avoid, especially on platforms like mobile where it’s less easy to just tab away while the ad plays and then resume your viewing." - Sean McBride
Note to Todd Hoff: note well. - Sean McBride
Nice to see that Google and I are on the same page on this issue. :) - Sean McBride
Note, they are considering. And they are considering after years of operating a loss to build up an audience. Not everyone has billions of dollars of search ad profits to subsidize content. So even if they pull the trigger it's far from a model to follow. How many users would be on the tube from the beginning if they had to pay? - Todd Hoff
I'm also betting Google won't charge for YouTube and if they do it won't last and if it does last it won't be very successful. YouTube is really Google's only native ad content play for brand advertising, which is the larger business. If they charge they mess that up. If Google reports to advertisers that they are not reaching a valuable market segment what will be the reaction of advertisers? - Todd Hoff
Don't bother, everyone is using Adblock these days :))) - ابوتایغر
Todd -- you are betting that ad-free subscription *options* for Internet services won't work? I am betting that they will work. We will need to revisit this discussion in a year or two and look at the numbers. - Sean McBride
You aren't betting. The people who try it are the ones that are betting. And for the most part these have been bad bets so far. - Todd Hoff
Well, if subscription options don't pan out, many people will be using Adblock Pro -- that's the reality. Many of us have *zero tolerance* for web pages overloaded with noisy, ugly and crappy advertising -- they are literally repulsive -- and there is always the danger that they are carrying malware or spyware payloads. - Sean McBride
Thank god for the "that's reality" argument. Otherwise how would we justify all the really shitty stuff we want to do? - Todd Hoff
Thanks for sharing your point of view. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Every tiny scrap of metadata is enormously valuable.
The more hooks for processing, manipulating, interpreting and connecting objects, the better. - Sean McBride
Data without metadata is blind as a bat. - Sean McBride
Data with metadata is self-aware data. - Sean McBride
Amit Patel
"Have you ever heard of Google Notebook? How about Knol? iGoogle? Wave? Buzz? PigeonRank? These were all Google products that, while they had some merit, never caught on with users. They weren't good enough, and so they died a deserved death."
PigeonRank? Really??? - Amit Patel
I loved the PigeonRank paper. - NOT THE CRICKET
This is from Eric Schmidt's new book - Amit Patel
lol, maybe he's trying to see if people are paying attention, by monitoring change in number of hits to the PigeonRank page. - NOT THE CRICKET
His book about Google is not even in Google Books! - Amit Patel
They didn't really give wave much of a chance. - Todd Hoff
I loved the Pigeon Rank paper. - bentley
Google Reader was very good - Smeerch
RIP Google Reader (makes crossing signs) - Todd Hoff
Google Reader was my favorite news service from the first week it was released. Now I make due with Zite, Prismatic and SmartNews. - Sean McBride
Feedly was on my radar for a time, but I lost interest once it became clear that it was not interested in developing artificial intelligence approaches for personalized news recommendations. If news isn't smart, I'm not interested. - Sean McBride
I love feedly precisely because I can look at all my feeds. That's the only way to go truly deep. Sometimes the deepest nuggets are in an HN thread, a stackoverflow thread, an email list, or on google groups. Your algorithm will never surface those unless somebody bootstraps them first. Who are the bootsrappers? - Todd Hoff
Have you tried using Zite enough for it to calibrate itself to your interests with depth and precision? It regularly pushes the most esoteric and valuable stuff to the top of my queue. I don't have time to browse through the more than 1,000 feeds I subscribe to on Feedly. I need a smart service to browse for me. Feedly is a "dumb" news service (in the technical sense). - Sean McBride
Over time I used Google Reader more and more as a dumb reader. It's not able to guess my mood — whether I want to read long essays or whether I want to read about new software or whether I want to read comics. - Amit Patel
[insert Cristo comment about being mad at iGoogle's removal] - Stephen Mack
I am impressed by the user interface for [SmartNews] -- anyone else agree? - Sean McBride
I miss Google Reader. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
But the Google Reader interface now looks ancient, clunky and dusty. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Harry Potter actress: Israel's 'stupid' actions causing anti-Semitism -
"Actress Miriam Margolyes, 73, who played Prof. Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, blamed Israel over the rise in anti-Semitism following Operation Protective Edge, The Guardian reported Tuesday, citing an interview she did with Radio Magazine. "I loathe Hamas," said the actress, "but they were democratically elected and Israel's behavior is not acceptable. There's been a troubling backlash."" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"“I’m lucky they like me, and one always needs a Jewish accountant," said Margolyes, who grew up in a Jewish home in Oxford, England, adding that "anti-Semitism is horrible and can’t be defended, but Israel is stupid for allowing people to vent it.” Margolyes, who is a great admirer of the works of Charles Dickens, also claimed that people don't like Jews. "They never have. English literature, my great love, is full of greasy and treacherous Jews," she said." - Sean McBride
Pro-Israel comment: "Just another tw@t venting her verbal garbage." - Sean McBride
Pro-Israel comment: "Miriam Margolyes a pathetic fat left wing lesbian has been tub of lard, a typical self hating Jew always ready to grovel in front of the Goyim" - Sean McBride
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