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An Apology: On Images From Gaza - David Frum - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/persona...
An Apology: On Images From Gaza - David Frum - The Atlantic
Top comment: "I would like to remain civil, but this still reads as "I'm sorry, I have a bunch of pre-existing prejudices that I can't sublimate in the face of even strong evidence counter to my inherent assumptions, even though it's a vital part of my job to do just that." Just awful, and so unworthy of the high standards of your colleagues both at this magazine and your industry." - Sean McBride
A creepy apology by a ringleader of the trillion-dollar foreign policy disaster in Iraq. - Sean McBride
canadian toad speechwriter for Bush. uglier than a grouper. surprised he got so much air time back when he was listened to. - Chu_
Neoconservatives like David Frum still haven't apologized for the American deaths and injuries they caused in Iraq (not to mention the Iraqi deaths and injuries and the total costs of the war) -- they don't care. They only care about Israel and their narrow ethnic nationalist self-interest. - Sean McBride
Atlantic readers seem to detest David Frum as much as New York Times readers detested William Kristol. Browse the comments. - Sean McBride
very stupid jew....an 'apology' as a lead in to hasbara spin?...and he thinks people fall for that?. - American
fly Star of David from bridges, overpasses, along highways everywhere. saturate the USA with flag of Israel. Capture in symbols what is taking place in political real-time. - ChasMark
photoshop image of US Capitol with flag of Israel flying where Stars & Stripes should be. That is the reality. - ChasMark
In "Those Angry Days," Lynne Olson mentioned that tensions were so high that people sent miniature coffins to politicians who did not make the 'right' decisions. Do it again, but this time, when you put your traitor congressman/senator in a coffin, drape it with an Israeli flag. That who he/she is working for. - ChasMark
'' ""fly Star of David from bridges, overpasses, along highways everywhere. saturate the USA with flag of Israel. Capture in symbols what is taking place in political real-time. - ChasMark)....That's what I have suggested also....hoisting them on capitol hill and other Dc agencies...... BUT..... I though about it again and they would just be removed and media would hush it up. Might be... more... - American
You cant mail anything to politicians any more. After the anthrax scare no mail goes directly to politicans offices--it goes to a basement operation where all the mail is opened and scanned for substances. I wondered at the time if that wasn't the purpose of the anthrax mailings to certain politicans---to remove/clamp down on the public's ability to communicate with their politicans even more. - American
If you notice some politicans have even removed their fax numbers from their official office site. - American
That was hardly an apology. More an opportunity to explain his hasbara. - Chu_ from Android
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My response to Mooser: - Sean McBride
The facts of interest in this matter are the official statements that a large majority Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish leaders have made about Israel and Zionism over the last half century -- many of which are easy to retrieve with Google. I would ask you to do some Googling of your own on this subject, but you've made it clear that research, scholarship, fact-collection and fact-checking don't engage your attention. - Sean McBride
The truth is, those leaders have fully Zionized Judaism -- in fact, erased all distinctions between Judaism and Zionism. Right-wing rabbis continue to acquire ever-greater influence and power in Israel, while traditionally left-wing Jewish religious institutions in America (like Reform Judaism) find themselves increasingly in the same camp with Likud Zionists. - Sean McBride
Young religious Jews are being indoctrinated into the belief by religious authorities that Judaism = Zionism -- probably that is why quite a few of them are abandoning Judaism. - Sean McBride
I am less concerned with the way young Jews are being indoctrinated by zionism than I am with the reality that zionists are indoctrinating American children of all & no faiths in taxpayer-funded public schools. - ChasMark
Chas, fear not. Check out these poll numbers:http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs... - Chu_ from Android
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MJ (Mike) Rosenberg: Yes, Adam, I will revisit the BDS issue now. This is the biggest watershed Israel moment in my life. I'll revisit EVERYTHING. (Not Israel!) https://twitter.com/MJayRos...
Well there you go. - Sean McBride
So he wont re visit his support for the existence of Israel? - American
Classic. Always shows up late to the rally with a borrowed picket sign. - Chu_ from Android
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On Twitter as a social media tool
Don't focus on this or that Twitter feed -- view Twitter whole as a social system, with trending stories, themes, points, etc. that are moving the conversation on particular topics in one direction or another based on the degree of attention they are receiving. - Sean McBride
And, yes, Twitter is a powerful propaganda tool when viewed from this perspective. And, yes, Twitter is now the hottest platform for the formation of elite opinion on a variety of issues. Governments and special interest groups are acutely aware of its power and are developing advanced tools to fully exploit it. - Sean McBride
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Israel Right or Wrong - Phil Giraldi, Jul 29 2014 The Unz Review - http://www.unz.com/pgirald...
Israel Right or Wrong - Phil Giraldi, Jul 29 2014 The Unz Review
"It is a familiar scenario. Israeli is killing hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, and the Zionist propaganda machine is working overtime. The President of the United States reaffirms America’s solemn pledge to protect Israel at all costs and justifies the carnage by stating that Israel has a right to defend itself. Secretary of State John Kerry repeats the message and the US House and Senate pass unanimously American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) drafted resolutions affirming the same. - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lies repeatedly and the US media gives him a bully pulpit to spread his disinformation about what is occurring, including the propaganda cartoon depicted above explaining why he had to use artillery and bombs to level a residential district, killing nearly 100 civilians in what was described as a “heinous massacre.” - ChasMark
The mainstream media obligingly toes the line, depicting something like a battle between equals pitting the Israeli Army (IDF) against Hamas militants, obfuscating the essential asymmetry of a conflict that has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians civilians. - ChasMark
"A very large percentage of the commentators on television and radio as well the authors of mainstream print media opinion are American and Israeli Jews, to include a piece by Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the US and current CNN “expert,” entitled “Israel Must be Permitted to Crush Hamas” as well as the featured appearances by Prime Minister Netanyahu on national television." - ChasMark
This is an example of a good post: strong source, effective quotes. - Sean McBride
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Ritzl on Judaism and Zionism
Since I can't currently reply to his comment here http://mondoweiss.net/2014... I'll post it here. - Sean McBride
How are Jewish religious leaders (Judaists) being any less proactive and energetic in promoting Zionism than secular Zionists? In fact, Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis often seem to be the most aggressive and influential leaders in the Zionist world these days -- one can turn up hundreds of stories on these trends in the Jewish and Israeli media. - Sean McBride
And what precisely now are the ideological differences between Judaism and Zionism? Most leaders of Judaism claim that there are none. Mainstream Judaism is Zionist in precisely the same way that Christian Zionism (a bizarre sect on the periphery of mainstream Christianity) is Zionist. - Sean McBride
Shouldn't the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish communities bear full responsibility for the policies of their leadership? If those communities themselves are not enthusiastically Zionist then why do they not oppose that leadership? - Sean McBride
Were German Christians in the first half of the 20th century responsible for the beliefs and policies of the leading German Christian denominations during that era? Most people I know would argue that they were. - Sean McBride
But even there, I don't think the merger between Christianity and German ethnic nationalism approached anywhere near the intensity of the merger between Judaism and Zionism over the last half century. - Sean McBride
Isn't this a huge issue? How many Jewish children are being indoctrinated into the belief that Judaism = Zionism? Aren't those religious beliefs affecting their political beliefs and behavior in profound ways? - Sean McBride
I was being blocked from my account. Says check back in 20 hours, you tried to log in too many times. But I haven't tried once to log in. So I emailed Adam. - Chu_
Apparently it's a systemwide glitch -- likely to be fixed soon after everyone complains. - Sean McBride
yeah. got it. thanks. adam replied. says everyone is affected and they are working on the error. - Chu_
Mooser and several other Mondoweiss regulars are trying to pretend that Judaism has nothing to do with Zionism. The truth is, Judaism has everything to do with Zionism -- and in fact, there are no meaningful distinctions between the two ideologies in the year 2014. - Sean McBride
Where did he go for one year? his opinions on that linkage haven't changed? I think he may see Zionism personified as Israel. That way he can remain being his old-self and stick to his borscht belt material. But he takes down a lot of bunk commentors, trolls, etc. I don't think of him as a real facts person, so you're not gonna get him to admit much. Try wondering Jew who claims to be a moral voice of reason. - Chu_
Mooser disappeared for months after colliding with me in a debate over the relations between Judaism and Zionism. He still hasn't recovered from that incident -- hence his recent Talmudic hate speech. - Sean McBride
do you think the debate you had with him is the primary reason he left? I wasn't following the entire thing at the time. - Chu_
It certainly looked that way -- that was the timing of it -- but I don't know that for absolute certainty. - Sean McBride
This is a hot button topic for Mooser -- it caused him to blow up and melt down. - Sean McBride
In his mind, it is extremely important for him to maintain the fiction that there are bad Zionists and good Judaists. He can't debate the subject -- he simply goes nuts. - Sean McBride
set; pro-Zionist remarks by Jewish religious leaders for the past decade - Sean McBride
I know a lot of Jews who may talk about there uncle Lenny (i.e.) and what a mensch he was or how he was caught cheating through a business or involved in a some sort of racket, but a real mensch, ya know? This is kind of how it works. A pride to the swindling that goes unnoticed all too often. One person I worked with told me how her cousin was such a con artist in NYC, with his scams et al, he eventually had to pack it up and move to Israel (although she never said if he eventually returned). - Chu_
set; pro-Greater Israel remarks by Jewish religious leaders for the past decade - Sean McBride
American Greed showcases a lot of the crimes of Americans, and seems like a disproportionate amount tend to be Jewish. I posted this on MW years ago, but the sensors flushed it down the memory hole. Last week they explored the dealings of a doctor named Mark Weinberger. He manipulated his clients into unneeded surgeries, but the ending was interesting. This doctor from Chicago took all... more... - Chu_
comment on Pat Lang's blog: "Highlander's comment also highlights the ugliest feature of Christian Zionism: Tu quoque. They can't defend Israel without tearing America down. Reply 28 July 2014 at 03:02 PM" -- http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_sem... - ChasMark
Jeff Blankfort uses that form of 'argument:' -- "Overdoing teaching of holocaust in US public schools is objectionable because teaching American genocide of Indians is underdone." - ChasMark
The -- tu quoque -- argument/habit is on display big time in the comments to this Tablet magazine report on Norman Finkelstein's abortive protest in NYC http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll... - ChasMark
they all do it. Jimmy Johnson, some writer for MW, probably a planted troll was telling us how Americans are guilty of what Israel is doing also. Kind of odd that he accused me and American, Citizen, Sumud. All it says on MW for him: About Jimmy Johnson Jimmy Johnson is a Detroiter and quite tall. Hit him up on email at johnson [dot] jimmy [at] gmail [dot] com. http://mondoweiss.net/2014... - Chu_
"Isn't this a huge issue?" Sean, I'd like to suggest a different way of looking at this issue. I assume you think it's a huge issue because Zionist money is controlling the US government (and arguably many others). That's true, but I don't think the solution is to be found within the Jewish community which comprises a tiny fraction of the world population. Why not look to the 7 billion... more... - weareone
The 7 billion are increasingly going to have their say concerning Israel and the Israel lobby. They may decide to stop debating or engaging with Jewish Zionists altogether, after having concluded that no meaningful communication is possible -- possibly no meaningful form of social interaction as well. See, for instance: [NBA players call off Israel visit http://www.ynetnews.com/article...] - Sean McBride
That's true and that isolation is of course a consequence of actions. In the case of the NBA players, a boycott-great. To me, this is how change will occur most effectively and quickly- from the outside. - weareone
The intense racism at the core of Zionism, which was absorbed from some strains of Judaism, is beginning to create unfixable problems for Israel -- those attitudes can only be covered up for so long -- eventually the truth surfaces. What is extraordinary about this racism is that the bigotry is often directed at *all* non-Jews -- from all non-Jewish ethnic groups and religions. - Sean McBride
Yes, but we know where racism ends. It destroys the racist. I sometimes get teased for quoting Gandhi, but one quote seems appropriate here: "means are after all everything. As the means so the end. Violent means will give violent Swaraj [self-rule]" - weareone
Two major characteristics are required to mobilize the "7 billion gentiles," weareone: Sound information and Courage. Zionism has been around for a long, long time. It's longevity is a product of its willingness to destroy resistance, and it most often uses the enforcement powers of a more powerful outside entity. In Egypt, Hebrews used the influence of Moses, who was of the royal... more... - ChasMark
ChasMark, a pretty dismal picture and the past is pretty bleak, but I see evidence of change. Look for example at the worldwide protests-the sheer mass of humanity out in the streets protesting a tiny criminal genocidal regime. People are taking their power back and a tiny group of criminal elite cannot terrorize us unless we permit them to-we have given them our power and now we must... more... - weareone
Maybe you've attended a protest for the Palestinians in your area-if not, I would highly recommend going, if you can. It has really lifted my spirits and renewed my faith in humanity to be among so may people who care. The positive energy coming from so many people whose attention has a singular focus is really incredible. Just a thought... - weareone
chas - nice history lesson w/o getting bogged down. - Chu_
Yes courage is a requirement, but the alternative is tyranny.. - weareone
weareone, your spirit is contagious. However, many of us peopled the million-strong protests against Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003, with the personal appeal of papal delegate Pio Laghi thrown in for good but ineffective measure, but the voice of one person, one (putative) human being, Benjamin Netanyahu, http://www.c-span.org/video... had more force than all of us millions -- - ChasMark
PS I don't have a problem countering a "defeatist" attitude. I have a problem containing and directing anger in effective directions. I believe anger is a positive force, not a vice. But it must be used with discipline & direction. - ChasMark
Ok ChasMark, you're making me work, but I'm not giving up on you so easily. One human being rarely has the power to effect events unless others have given them their power, in other words, others have to acquiesce. In order for Netanyahu to act; how many Jews and non-Jews-human beings- chose to remain silent, therefore empowering him? You can fill in the blank with the name of the... more... - weareone
Of course, we don't have to wait for it to happen. We can also plan it as per the Salt March in India and the 1963 March on Washington. - weareone
The image of the (movie version) Salt March is deeply embedded in my psyche. Men marched forward & were beaten by British on horseback; women came up from behind, carried away the bloodied men and the next wave moved forward. That's the kind of courage that is required: Sean thinks it can be accomplished from the bloodless anonymity of the internet. I don't think so. I think human beings have to take a stand, put their lives and also their children's lives on the line. That is very scary. - ChasMark
Funny you should mention Gandhi. I heard Patrick Clawson speak in 2007. He reminded me of Col. Reginald Dyer, the guy who carried out the massacre at Amritsar. We Americans have been detached from the reality of war for all our lives. We have "fought them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." What a noble sentiment. I'm afraid we are going to have to bleed to save our nation. Ask John Lewis. - ChasMark
Yes, it may be scary, but the alternative for some may be scarier. Human beings are taking a stand and putting their lives on the line in Palestine and in other places in the world. Ultimately, each of us have to decide for ourselves. - weareone
PS Netanyahu is a fascinating case study. The power he wields has roots in the heart of the zionist movement -- his father was secy to Vladimir Jabotinsky. Bibi is a psychologically damaged product of a psychologically deranged progenitor. - ChasMark
Agreed- a true psychopath, imo. - weareone
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National Jewish Democratic Council: Liberal Jews Worn Down Defending Obama | FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014...
National Jewish Democratic Council: Liberal Jews Worn Down Defending Obama | FrontPage Magazine
Top comment: "SoCalMike: When I see this picture of Obama treating Netanyahu like a waiter, I wish Netanyahu would have taken his right fist and laid out the precious waif in chief on his back with a bloody nose." - Sean McBride
File under attacks by Jewish Zionists on American presidents. - Sean McBride
Israel is working hard to open up a multi-front war with Americans, Europeans, Iranians, Muslims, Palestinians, etc. Quite ambitious. - Sean McBride
Will there be a holocaust (of some type) in America? If we accept the continuation of jewish Zionist domination of our polcies then we are going to be following the same warring and aggression 'around the world' as Israel practices on its ME neighbors----WHICH ....will lead to the collapse of the US. - American
I am still not seeing anyone coming up with a 'real plan' that would actually work in getting rid of this Zionist infiltration in the media and then government. Whats the plan people?. - American
The plan is to use social media to keep going after the most influential Zionists with the most effective facts and arguments. They are already being overwhelmed as we speak. They are on the verge of being routed. Keep turning up the heat. - Sean McBride
Pray no keyboard warrior is toppled by tweet shrapnel. What do you call that -- twitnel? shraptwit? - ChasMark
You didn't understand a word that was said in the previous discussion about propaganda. - Sean McBride
'' They are on the verge of being routed. Keep turning up the heat. - Sean McBride )...No they aren't. Obama just agreed to send Israel more ammunitions for their Gaza 'operation'. 1000's of Palestine are being murdered and the US media and government are still occupied by the Zionist....I don't call that being routed. - American
I've been following Max Blumethal's tweets, which are pretty acrid and biting against people like Judi Rudoren, et al. https://twitter.com/MaxBlum... - Chu_
wow. fund to rebuild the 3rd temple. Notice they don't say where (because they want to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque to rebuild it. https://www.indiegogo.com/project... [The Third Temple in Jerusalem will be the House of Prayer for all nations. Every prophet of Israel, without exception, prophesied that the Temple would be rebuilt, ushering a new era of universal... more... - Chu_
American -- first you change elite opinion; then you change mass opinion; then you change public policy. That is how advanced political operations work. Obama is highly limited in the moves he can make by the current constraints of mass opinion and the godawful Congress the American public has elected. If you think there are any shortcuts here, I think you are seriously mistaken. Threats of violence are especially ridiculous -- they are likely to get you locked up. - Sean McBride
A single blogger -- Glenn Greenwald -- managed to significantly influence elite and mass opinion on government surveillance policies using a weapon called a keyboard. (And his sharp mind also, of course.) - Sean McBride
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Russell Brand rips Fox blowhard Sean Hannity over inflammatory Israel-Gaza coverage - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
Russell Brand rips Fox blowhard Sean Hannity over inflammatory Israel-Gaza coverage
"In Russell Brand’s latest episode of The Trews, the British comedian attacks Sean Hannity for his hypocrisy when it comes to the subject of Israel." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Top comment: "I'd like to ask Hannity what he would do if the US government decided to round up 1.5 to 2 million people like him, steal their land, bulldoze their houses, arbitrarily murder them, confine them to a 125 square mile area, deny them the essentials of life like clean water, medicine, food, electricity, civil rights, human rights, etc? Would he fight back by whatever means available, or would he agree that the government was doing the right thing and just accept his fate?" - Sean McBride
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Why Young Hollywood Is More Willing to Question Israel's Policies - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...
Why Young Hollywood Is More Willing to Question Israel's Policies
"Vanessa Redgrave received death threats after denouncing the Israeli government for its treatment of Palestine in 1978, but today American celebrities tweeting about Gaza get little more than sharp retorts." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Stewart, director Jonathan Demme, Tori Amos, Rob Schneider, Kim Kardashian, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Waters, NBA stars Dwight Howard and Amare Stoudemire, Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, D.L. Hughley, Mia Farrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Hawking and Annie Lennox are among the other big names who have weighed in with some degree of support for the people of Gaza or outright criticism of the Israeli government." - Sean McBride
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Gilad Atzmon - On Israel’s Doomed Fate - http://www.gilad.co.uk/writing...
"The key to understanding of Israel’s paralysis is not complicated. As much as Israelis favour the deployment of their devastating military might and its fire power, Israelis do not like to be caught with blood on their hands. As much as they like to kill, they hate to be the killers. This dilemma has matured into a political, ideological, strategic and spiritual deadlock. It puts the Jewish State into an impossible scenario that makes dwelling on someone’s else land simply unimaginable." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"It may be crucial at this point to add that the final stage of the Jewish State and the genocidal enthusiasm in which it manifests itself, throws a devastating light on Jewish culture and the dangerous aspects that are entangled with Jewish identity politics and Jewish national collectivism." - Sean McBride
re: "It was the Yiddish Speaking International Brigade that massacred Catholics and burned their churches in Spain (1936), once again in the name of the ‘revolution.’" --- Does anybody know the history of Jewish involvement in the Spanish revolution in the 1930s? - ChasMark
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Zionist leaders have convinced the world that they are the official representatives of Judaism and the Jewish people.
Apparently most Jews still haven't figured out that there might be a problem with that -- Israel and Zionism = Judaism = the Jewish people. - Sean McBride
Every bad or criminal policy or act associated with the Israeli government and the Israel lobby can now be blamed on Judaism and the Jewish people ("the Jews"). - Sean McBride
Peter Beinart and M.J. Rosenberg have spotted the dangers here, but they are swimming against a powerful current. They reversed course too late and they lack enough allies to turn the tide. - Sean McBride
Phil Weiss spotted the dangers much earlier than Beinart and Rosenberg -- he was a brilliant prophet in that sense. - Sean McBride
The only development that might save the day: a radical turning against Zionism by a majority of American and European Jews -- and it had better happen very quickly. - Sean McBride
Phil and et al still have no idea how to fight their Zionist. ...because they are soooooo fixated on *protecting the reputation of the collective* . I have pointed out what they need to do numerous times. They need to treat US Zionist as a "jewish mafia' , they need to be out in public burning 'Zionist mafia figures' in protest. They need to be attacking the 'traitors' within them---BUT THEY WONT----because they are trying to protect "the collective". - American
Ask yourself why these jewish protest aren't protesting to jewish politicians?...aren't protesting to all politicians, arent in front of CNN, Fox, etc...there is NO point in protesting in front of the Isr Embassy or the UN, its stupid. All the jewish activist call themselves 'doing something',,,but they aren't getting any results...soooo are they stupid?...or are they just putting on a show? - American
But we have all seen Phil and Mike challenge (even attack) the Jewish establishment on many occasions. What more can you possibly demand of them? - Sean McBride
In words only. the only jews I have seen ever seen confront any politicans is Meda and her Code on Pink group. If the other jews wanted to get real attention they would descend by the thousands on congress, in front of AIPAC and etc. - American
Mass demonstrations by Jews against their own establishment organizations would certainly have a major impact. - Sean McBride
People tend to think that protest just to protest and show up in the streets accomplishes something. Well, it doesn't except maybe getting mentioned in press and media. ...all it does is make other like minded people feel good about people out there protesting. For protest to have a real effect they have to have a *TARGET*...they have to target the persons who are responsible and go after them. - American
I have observed that Jews do NOT typically engage in street protest and interpreted that as a signal that street protests are not generally effective. Jews have far more effective means of influencing public opinion and affecting political decision making at the highest levels. Street protest is what those who are otherwise disempowered are forced to resort to. St. Phil of Weiss: DO JEWS DOMINATE AMERICAN MEDIA AND SO WHAT IF WE DO? http://mondoweiss.net/2008... - ChasMark
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"You’d think a Senior Editor at a major national magazine might know to check out his sources. You’d think such a Serious Person would look into a blog that’s making a serious accusation against a reputable journalist. You’d think David Frum would know better. You’d be wrong." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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"Shocked" White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call | Zero Hedge - http://www.zerohedge.com/news...
"Something rather stunning according to the US State Department, and which according to BBC reporter Paul Danahar, constitutes "a severe violation of a private discussions" - Israel’s Channel 1 decided to publish a Hebrew transcript of a portion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama’s telephone conversation which took place on Sunday, in which Obama was insistent that Israel unilaterally halt all military activities in the Gaza Strip. As is quite clear by now, Israel rejected, and the bloodshed continued." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Britain’s largest supermarket chain Tesco boycotts products from occupied West Bank | Redress Information & Analysis - http://www.redressonline.com/2014...
Britain’s largest supermarket chain Tesco boycotts products from occupied West Bank | Redress Information & Analysis
"Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, will will no longer sell products originating from the Israeli-occupied West Bank starting September 2014, the Jewish Chronicle reports." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Lamenting Tesco’s decision, the ultra-right-wing Israeli news website Arutz Sheva 7 recalled that Tesco’s decision comes just a few weeks after Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, voted unanimously to boycott Israeli companies. It further lamented that in May the European Union banned the import of poultry and eggs from Jewish squatter colonies in the occupied West Bank and occupied... more... - Sean McBride
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The MW mystery of the disappearing comments.
Does anyone remember back in 2012 when I had a huge fight with Slater and Donald over the possibility of the US attacking Israel if it ever used its nukes or to prevent it using nukes? It was a big fight concerning his "Just War" theory and went on and on on the thread and now its all gone. Poof!..disappeared. - American
All that left from that fight was Slater's later reappearance and Donald the philo posting a article about my comment and calling for censorship...........http://mondoweiss.net/2012... - American
American, did you check in the archives whether your own comments disappeared too? I do think it's extremely unfortunate to disappear such a valuable archive. If that happened I would be quite disturbed as well. especially as we are in the middle of one of those "just war" escapades that israel loves to mount now and then. not to mention what's been done to eastern Ukraine as we speak.... more... - Danaa
American -- did you ask Annie about this? Do you have her email address? - Sean McBride
I looked for it as well, couldn't find it. Also they have scrubbed a lot of people if you search them. I did this a few months ago. People like Ed and America First don't return their search results. You can still find their comments on old threads, but to search by name returns no results. -Same for Avi, it was all screwy when you searched his comments. Click on (later Avi g) and a 2013 comment will take you back to Avi with the last comments being 2011. - Chu_
could be that Hophmi & friends got some pro-bono lawyers to go and threaten MW at the time. Part of the negotiations were a laundry list provided by the trolls. I wouldn't put it past Hoph - he is part of many Jewish organizations and a lawyer or studying to become one. - Chu_
Danaa, .....yep, my comments are gone as well. This is very disturbing as so far as why would they remove it? The more I think about this the more disturbing the whole thing is---especially the Donald twit using that argument to call for censorship....and Phil Letting him. The blowup was over some of us questioning Slater on his just war theory concerning intervention or attacking... more... - American
Slater argued that the US would never attack Israel because it was 1) jewish and 2) because Israel 'was too powerful" for the US to attack....gawd....so delusional. - American
Donald didn't argue anything...except UNTHINKABLE!! UNTHINKABLE!!! CENSOR SUCH THOUGHTS!! - American
The trolls on that thread had also argued that 'nothing could stop Israel' and so forth----I pointed out that one ballistic missile could take out TA and/ or Isr nuke facilities before Isr could even get its boots on...and that sent Donald and Slater into melt down. ..as in HOW DARE I EVEN THINK such a thing. Anyone who thinks the US doesn't have plans for how to and what to do on Israel in certain events like it does for host of other nuclear countries is very naïve. - American
You know, if Internet communities don't take the trouble to acquire control over their own communications from the bottom up, this kind of thing will be a regular occurrence. - Sean McBride
American -- at a bare minimum you should keep personal and local copies of all your writings and back up those files in the cloud. - Sean McBride
Donald Johnson - is that like a made-up name? From the beginning he was always the unofficial moderator, even before moderation existed. And what non-jewish man has a subscription to The Forward throughout the 80's? But American if you play by the rules, like Donny did, you can probably pen some articles on MW from time to time. Also if you remember, Alec made some serious digs at Donald's comments calling it bilge. He packed it up and left around that time. http://mondoweiss.net/profile... - Chu_
alec says: January 19, 2012 at 8:24 am Ever get the feeling you are being Goldberged, Phil? If one approach doesn’t work, try another one. I think your weak point has been fingered: seeking acceptance by Liberal Zionists. - Chu_
One thing for certain whatever or whoever Donald is he's a liar....if you're a deliberate liar that's it for me, no respect.. and he's even a bad liar, he got his ass handed to him in that censorship article he did. - American
On a social media platform like Friendfeed, that kind of censorship is nearly impossible. Every individual stands on a level playing field. Individuals are free to connect in whatever combinations they choose. - Sean McBride
No independent blog is ever likely to protect the interests, rights, posts, etc. of commenters. Why would it? - Sean McBride
Re Donald - he maintains he is not Jewish. yet, every jewish commenter can sniff him out as one. I said something yesterday about a "code", a way insiders can tell, just from style, emphasis and a few throw-away lines who is a member and who isn't. I am working on a code manual for that. I should say that if Donald is indeed not jewish (or not a serious philo-semite, which is almost the... more... - Danaa
Chu.....I would be the last person on earth MW would ever let publish their opinion/view on this Isr can of worms. I respect everyone and no one, and everything and nothing, and can do both at the same time on a journey to the truth ----which is what some on MW hate most of all. - American
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NBA players call off Israel visit - Israel Culture, Ynetnews - http://www.ynetnews.com/article...
"Magic Johnson and other past and present NBA stars will not attend inauguration of Jerusalem's new multi-purpose sports arena in September." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Ariel CEO Zion Turgeman confirmed that the NBA players had canceled their visit to Jerusalem. "This is a serious blow to the arena's inauguration. We have been working on the opening event for a long time, and now we will have to readjust."" - Sean McBride
That Donald Sterling revelation about the racist attitudes of Israelis towards blacks really had to rankle and rile up many NBA players -- make no mistake, they noticed it, even though the mainstream media tried to ignore or censor it. - Sean McBride
Is there an explanation for why they canceled? - WJones
So far mum on that subject in the Israeli media -- regarding the explanation. - Sean McBride
same reason neil young had to go. but the Israel propaganda ministry said it was due to rockets, but Young knew this would stink after writing songs like 'southern man', etc. that and Roger Waters shamed him into not going. - Chu_
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6 obscene celebrity rants in support of Israel’s assault on Gaza - Salon.com (Alex Kane) - http://www.salon.com/2014...
6 obscene celebrity rants in support of Israel’s assault on Gaza - Salon.com (Alex Kane)
"Joan Rivers has called for the Palestinian region to be "wiped out," while Bill Maher likens Hamas to a crazy woman" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
It's fantastic to have these folks completely out of the closet on their militant Jewish nationalism -- one no longer needs to wonder about where they are really coming from. - Sean McBride
was it necessary to post that photo? isn't the obscenity of the commentary all that the average bear can handle in one viewing? - ChasMark
Lol. Yeah chas. I see your point, but it's good to have a name match the face. - Chu_ from Android
She is much uglier on the inside than on the outside. The same for Howard Stern. - Sean McBride
Nah. I'd say it's about equal. And her face is tight as a drum but her ass is prob cottage cheese. Ok I'll stop. - Chu_ from Android
You didn't stop soon enough. - Sean McBride
Regarding the self-hate factor with Rivers and Stern -- that is fascinating. They *know* they are ugly (in all dimensions) but they are defiant about it. - Sean McBride
One can be wracked by self-hate and self-loathing and turn all that furious frustration into violent aggression against others. - Sean McBride
remember the film Defamation?: "We are raised to believe that we are hated" says an Israeli high school girl ontouring a concentration camp in Poland. Also there was another boy who makes another stupider comment, I cant find it. - Chu_
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Occupy Wall Street: Stratfor routinely got global reports on #BDS activists (https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles... ) From #Israel based Meir Amit IC http://www.terrorism-info.org.il https://twitter.com/OccupyW...
This is a big story -- consider the implications. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Zionism is a racist and genocidal movement based on a racist and genocidal book (the Bible).
That is a meme that is gathering force worldwide. - Sean McBride
The more that pro-Israel activists try to defend Zionism, the more racist and genocidal they sound. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
The wisest course is to dismiss all statements issued by the Israeli government as lies unless they are proven true by multiple independent sources.
The Israeli government has been caught in so many lies over the years that it now possesses no credibility whatever. It lies shamelessly, over and over again, with no concern for the consequences. - Sean McBride
If the Israeli government said it, it's probably false. - Sean McBride
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What is currently the most important scientific paper that is critical of anthropogenic global warming claims?
Eric? Let's take a look. - Sean McBride
I am at work. I was riding in earlier. I will get back to you. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Take your time -- be sure to pick the best one. - Sean McBride
Show me a climate model that works pick the best one. Every paper ever written that considers natural variability is more accurate than the papers and models that parameterize uncertainty. If you really wanted to understand this issue you would read both the IPCC and the NIPCC. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
This paper has stood the test of time. The only period of warming was from 1979 till 1998 flat since. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs... - Eric Logan
If you Google the title you can get a PDF of the paper online. - Eric Logan
The arctic is supposed to be warming twice as fast as other areas ice cover is rebounding now probably going to be the highest in a decade during a weak solar max. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic... - Eric Logan
Eric -- to be clear about this, are you presenting this as the single best paper that makes the case that we shouldn't be concerned about human-caused global warming? - Sean McBride
[article; authors=W. Soon, S. Baliunas, E.S. Posmentier, P. Okeke; title=Variations of solar coronal hole area and terrestrial lower tropospheric air temperature from 1979 to mid-1998: astronomical forcings of change in earth's climate?; publication=New Astronomy; date=January 2000; volume=4; issue=8; pages=563-579; url=http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs...] - Sean McBride
Eric -- it took me literally less than 30 seconds to turn up the following paragraphs: - Sean McBride
[Wikipedia; Willie Soon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
BEGIN QUOTE - Sean McBride
In 2003, Willie Soon was first author on a review paper in the journal Climate Research, with Sallie Baliunas as co-author. This paper concluded that "the 20th century is probably not the warmest nor a uniquely extreme climatic period of the last millennium." - Sean McBride
Shortly thereafter, 13 scientists published a rebuttal to the paper. There were three main objections: 1. Soon and Baliunas used data reflective of changes in moisture, rather than temperature; 2. they failed to distinguish between regional and hemispheric mean temperature anomalies; and 3. they reconstructed past temperatures from proxy evidence not capable of resolving decadal trends. Soon, Baliunas and David Legates published a response to these claims. - Sean McBride
After disagreement with the publisher and other members of the editorial board, Hans Von Storch, Clare Goodess, and 2 more members of the journal's 10 member editorial board, resigned in protest against what they felt was a failure of the peer review process on the part of the journal. Otto Kinne, managing director of the journal's parent company, stated that "CR [Climate Research]... more... - Sean McBride
Soon and Baliunas have also been criticised because their research budget was funded in part by the American Petroleum Institute. - Sean McBride
END QUOTE - Sean McBride
Were you aware of these issues when you recommended this paper? - Sean McBride
Also: [CASE STUDY: Dr. Willie Soon, a Career Fueled by Big Oil and Coal http://www.greenpeace.org/usa...] - Sean McBride
Also: [Boston Globe Exposes Climate Denier Willie Soon (VIDEOS) http://www.dailykos.com/story...] - Sean McBride
Also: [Climate sceptic Willie Soon received $1m from oil companies, papers show http://www.theguardian.com/environ...] - Sean McBride
Every prominent skeptic is eventually paid by interests connected to some energy company or similar entity it does not disprove their work. You can tie funding to prominent alarmists too the same principle applies. Hans Von Storch is also a skeptic and disagrees with Soon, but has his own qualms and papers challenging CAGW as a function of CO2. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
You don't have any problems with that material from Wikipedia? - Sean McBride
I saw nothing in that paper which disproves the claim that human activity is contributing to global warming. - Sean McBride
"Here's one climate change denier who really doesn't want you to think twice about his funding from Koch, coal and oil: Dr. Willie Soon, freshly profiled in today's Boston Globe. In this video, we asked Dr. Soon about his fossil fuel funding at a climate denial event hosted by the Heritage Foundation last month--the event that wraps up Christopher Rowland's article in the Globe:" - Sean McBride
"There is a bizarre sense of urgency in Dr. Soon's statements, both in our video encounter with him and in the Boston Globe article. He is a man whose profession has developed far outside of his actual expertise as an astrophysicist. After Greenpeace revealed that Willie Soon has taken over $1 million in payments from fossil fuel interests on "research" intended to undermine climate... more... - Sean McBride
""Polar bears? Not threatened. Sea level? Exaggerated danger. Carbon dioxide? Great for trees. Warming planet? Caused by natural fluctuation in the sun's energy." Soon's views are considered way outside the scientific mainstream, which makes him a prophet or a pariah, depending on which side you ask. Some say his work simply doesn't hold up to scrutiny, that his data are cherry-picked to fit his thesis." - Sean McBride
"American Petroleum Institute falsely associates Dr. Soon with Harvard: While Dr. Soon's office is on Harvard's campus, Dr. Soon has no formal affiliation with the university and has been forced to acknowledge as much after misrepresenting the relationship as a credential for pro-coal pollution op-eds." - Sean McBride
Well, Eric, I've come to my own conclusions about Willie Soon and that preeminent paper on this subject. - Sean McBride
"Dr. Soon's work is a platform for The Heartland Institute and other political entities to lie and confuse the public and policymakers alike about the seriousness of global warming, funded exclusively by dirty energy interests. Thanks to the obstruction led by Dr. Soon and other people who sold out the public interest to the highest bidder, it's too late to prevent climate change. The climate is changed, and we're feeling the impact." - Sean McBride
This is why I don't bother debating global warming deniers any longer -- I always get the same results. Been there, done that, over and over again. - Sean McBride
It is the same thing over and over again because you think you can figure it out by following the money. Figure this out ==> http://www.populartechnology.net/2013... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I also look at the hard data this year is very likely to be the shortest melt season in the arctic in recorded history which means since 1979. Remember who told you first. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
The Heartland Institute produces the most comprehensive academic publications on this topic. It's a good place to read the dissent instead of constantly telling me who funds it. I fund it too. I donate every year and thanks to you every time I buy something from Amazon they donate a portion to the Heartland Institute as part of the Amazon smiles program. http://climatechangereconsidered.org/about-n... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Heartland Institute has discredited itself among the serious scientific community. Look at the case of Willie Soon -- typical. - Sean McBride
As soon as one drops one's truth standards and intellectual standards even the slightest, one can get into big trouble -- start deviating wildly from reality. Look at the idiots who engineered and supported the Iraq War. - Sean McBride
Another false equivalence argument. Hurry up and wait. Ebola will be caused by Climate Change next week. - Eric Logan
That comment doesn't make the slightest sense. Eric -- you are over your head in the global warming debates. That is my honest impression. But you are entitled to your misguided opinions. - Sean McBride
I thought you read Scientific American ? You might want to check precipitation in West Africa. This is like a zodiacal prediction.==> "Ebola: This virus is lethal to humans and other primates, and has no cure. In addition, it is unclear where the disease, which causes fever, vomiting and internal or external bleeding, comes from—though scientists suspect fruit bats. What is clear is that outbreaks tend to follow unusual downpours or droughts in central Africa—a likely result of climate change." - Eric Logan
Ok -- interesting observation and noted. - Sean McBride
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Someone please tell MRW to subscribe to me -- I want to send him a direct message.
(MRW and I have had several charged exchanges about global warming -- I support the overwhelming majority of reputable scientific publications on this issue -- anthropogenic global warming is a serious issue -- MRW sides with the global warming deniers -- like Fox News, Donald Trump, James Inhofe and Christian Zionists. I hope he hasn't permitted those disagreements to influence our discussions about Mideast politics.) - Sean McBride
MRW is apparently supporting Mooser's remarks on Judaism and Zionism -- I would love for him to explain why. I would be surprised if he can even accurately summarize what Mooser's views are. - Sean McBride
You burned some bridges during the course of the last year. I remember when MRW packed up and left this site. i don't think he wants to communicate with you. - Chu_
MRW's problem is that he can't stand his ground in debates with people who are better informed than he is on particular issues. Ask him to explain his defense of Mooser's views on Judaism and Zionism -- see if he is able to make any sense. - Sean McBride
Chu -- regarding the banning of hardcore antisemitic and Judeophobic hate speech from this group -- that is one of the best decisions I've ever made. That is a sewer to avoid at all costs. - Sean McBride
Eric -- let's discuss global warming in another group, ok? These days I follow only leading scientific publications on the subject, including: 1. American Scientist 2. Discover 3. Live Science 4. National Geographic 5. Nature 6. New Scientist 7. Phys.org 8. Science 9. Science Daily 10. Science Magazine 11. Scientific American 12. Smithsonian - Sean McBride
Most climate change deniers come from the crackpot right -- many of them are Christian Zionists; many of them are funded by carbon billionaires with a self-interested agenda (like the Koch brothers). Few of them can get peer-reviewed papers published in reputable scientific journals. - Sean McBride
Eric -- not here, please. - Sean McBride
Eric -- I can bury you with counter-evidence from more reputable scientific authorities -- but not here. Perhaps in your feed, if you would like. - Sean McBride
I deleted them for you. Have a great day. I will send MRW_8 your request. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Thanks. - Sean McBride
You're welcome. 97% of Hassidic scientists support Zionism so I am sticking with the experts on that topic since it's what all the reputable sources I read say and there is an overwhelming consensus. ;-) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
We'll let pass the point that Hasidic science is an oxymoron. :) In any case, I'll be happy to pursue the debate on global warming with you in another feed. - Sean McBride
What is a "Hassidic Scientist"? know of anyone? It's kind of like saying "Amish Scientist". It's not that they are not capable, it's that it's not the ultra-orthodox and/or the religious beat. An aside: please distinguish "someone sympathetic to Hassidis" from a living and breathing and practicing Hassidim. The ultra-orthodox generally don't even study science, much less go to an open... more... - Danaa
I think Eric was kidding about that 97% - Chu_
well, kid me not. gave me a chance to confront the awesome truth that Hassidic scientists bring to the world. Also I like the expression. but yes, there are people who are "sympathetic to hassidim" just as there are those sympathetic to Chabad. And sometimes they have things to say about global warming. Except one never knows where they might go with it. Could be Andromeda galaxy or could be the beach in Miami, slowly being eroded. - Danaa
I'm sympathetic to neither. btw. Max Keiser feed is good. Max: " This is what happens when you give paranoid schizophrenics with a huge chip on their shoulder $100 bn. and nuclear weapons #IsraeliTerrorist" -If more media people laughed at what a joke Israel and their kooky government are, there probably wouldbeen a 2 state solution 10 years ago. - Chu_
It was a consensus joke about climate orthodoxy Danaa nothing more, nothing less. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Eric, OK, OK. It's just that the word "hassidim" always triggers a gag reflex some place in my brain's solar plexus. It's partly the meaning of the word itself, I think. "Hassidim" in hebrew means basically something that's a combination of "righteous" and "pious". Their take on Jewish religion was supposed to involve a certain humility before god, while also removing the intermediation... more... - Danaa
Exercise is good. - Danaa
The global warming discussion is being continued here: https://friendfeed.com/seanmcb... I want to give Eric Logan the opportunity to develop his arguments. - Sean McBride
Got this response. Thanks, Eric. I'm travelling and will be for a month. - MRW_8 - Eric Logan
Eric -- thanks for the info. I am looking forward to MRW's defense of Mooser's views on Judaism and Zionism when he gets around to it. - Sean McBride
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Mondoweiss login problems
When I tried to login in this morning I received the following message: "ERROR: Too many failed login attempts. Please try again in 20 hours." But that was the first time I've tried to log in in quite a few days. Conclusion: either there is a glitch in the login procedure at Mondoweiss or someone has been trying to hack my account. Has anyone else noticed similar problems? - Sean McBride
Yes I have had the same problem several times. I think it is just a glitch. - American
Either a glitch or we are all being hacked. :) Usually the innocent explanation is the real explanation -- glitch. - Sean McBride
oh yes. same here. I emailed Adam. - Chu_
Sean McBride
Twitter is for fast brains who get the main points instantly.
They don't need a dissertation. - Sean McBride
Who's they? - Professor A.I.
The best minds on Twitter and the minds who follow them. - Sean McBride
You ever read the bios; everybody is the best mind on Twitter. - NOT THE CRICKET
Then why do PhD's need to have a dissertation and the professors who advise them? - Professor A.I.
"best minds" is a category one needs to populate with instances according to one's personal criteria. But automated methods for doing this are improving impressively. - Sean McBride
Doctoral dissertations are fine and necessary -- but not all the time or even most of the time. Often a brief crisp sentence will do. - Sean McBride
And in any case, one can use Twitter to post pointers to great dissertations. A few keywords in the tweet will either catch one's eye or not. - Sean McBride
A large portion of people I'd label best minds, don't bother with Twitter, or social media in general. - NOT THE CRICKET
Who are they? - Sean McBride
Sean, are you going out on a limb and saying Twitter is popular? You should be an evangelist for them—they really need one. - Professor A.I.
I guess I'm not one of the best minds, since I don't really use Twitter much. - Professor A.I.
Sean, I don't know most of them because they don't bother with Twitter. ;) A few, that have accounts but lack any serious activity that could be considered coming from the best of minds: Rich Hickey, Bret Victor aka Worry Dreams, Dyske Suematsu, Jack Cheng, the Professor by some other name. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cricket -- thanks for the response. I asked you because I am always on the lookout for interesting minds I may have overlooked. And both you and the prof are right: many of the best minds in the world are not on Twitter or any social media platform. They tend to keep very low profiles. - Sean McBride
One on Twitter (and formerly Friendfeed) that I really respect is Mike Amundsen (@mamund), for his work on data formats and Hypermedia API's. - NOT THE CRICKET
Right -- I've been following Mike "Hypermedia" Amundsen's Friendfeed feed for years. - Sean McBride
Then you should love my new service. It consists of seemingly random strings that actually point to the deepest secrets of the universe. That is, if you are smart enough to figure out their true meaning. The location of this service is of course self evident to the initiated. - Todd Hoff
Only certain selected ET species will get what that is all about -- the ones that communicate with one another, just for fun and because they are bored, through complex puns and allusions constructed from bits and pieces of all the natural and artificial languages and symbol systems in the universe. - Sean McBride
"faster brains, younger women, older whiskey, and more money." or something like that - Greg GuitarBuster
Now that is a value system one can earnestly embrace. :) - Sean McBride
LOL Todd. I agree Stage 3 RESTful services are pretty much a useless abstraction, with only a few use cases. When a Stage 2 REST-based RPC works just as well for 98% of cases and is far easier to mentally reason about. One significant use case, I've found recently is for allowing others to attach external self-describing services with little or no effort on the developers part. Think Friendfeed, IFTTT, Zapier, etc. that integrate with your services instead of supporting your services. - NOT THE CRICKET
None of the very smart people I know use Twitter. But then, they are not out there trying to attract "followers". Too busy figuring things out..... - Danaa
I always thought Twitter is great for the celebritologists. And politicians. And OK, Max Blumenthal (because he has to). - Danaa
Twitter is a trully fantastic tool for teenagers - mirrors their actual socialization skills and apptitudes (well, most of them....). Goes very well with texting and sexting. It's also great for the BORG society - excellent tool for connecting the hive out there picking nectar from the field for reasons unknown. Only problem is, what if there is Deranged Bee Syndrome? - Danaa
Todd & Sean seem to be aware of our new service. - Professor A.I.
Danaa -- Twitter is not a medium for doing deep thinking -- it's a medium for providing quick pointers to deep thinking on other platforms. - Sean McBride
There are cheese puffs in the closet. - NOT THE CRICKET
If I had a column in a paper or a blog out in the visible world, I'd probably use Twitter too. basically anyone in the public eye - and many who just work with the public (as in providing a service) finds twitter very useful as a kind of 'advertisement' to direct traffic to their site. No disagreement there. - Danaa
Danaa -- does this link open correctly for you? [Twitter: Sean McBride: following https://twitter.com/seanmcb...] I wouldn't follow these feeds if I didn't think they were valuable. Do they fail to meet your standards? Some of these people I would describe as smart -- in fact, super-smart. - Sean McBride
It's interesting to see who various Twitter users are following -- for instance: [Twitter: Stephen Walt: following https://twitter.com/stephen...] - Sean McBride
[Twitter: KurzweilAINews: following https://twitter.com/Kurzwei...] - Sean McBride
Sean, in truth I follow no one on Twitter. For reasons that have everything to do with time management and nothing with my opinions re twitter. Most of the time I am signed out so the link you provided does not open for me. They keep wanting me to sign in and I keep not wanting to. I am right now trying to get done with several essay snippets. can't promise anything to anybody or check in to anywhere till I'm done. Don't worry about my standards. I just live in my own bubble world, like everyone else. - Danaa
Danaa -- time management is precisely what motivates me to use Twitter: it permits one to track and prioritize the most important new events and ideas in any domain with the least time and effort. It also enables you to break out of your bubble by scanning and listening to the social networks of others -- including adversaries. - Sean McBride
Steve Perlman, is another name to know. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
To say the least: [Wikipedia; Steve Perlman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Washington Post: Young Americans more likely to blame Israel than Hamas for Gaza conflict http://wapo.st/1rNybup https://twitter.com/AP...
Many of them are well-versed in using the Internet to route around the corrupt and decrepit American mainstream media. - Sean McBride
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Ben Smith: Liberal American Zionism on the way out, and we'll see how much it mattered http://nym.ag/1tWIoCK https://twitter.com/BuzzFee...
Liberal Jews in the Diaspora can't afford to invest any more political capital in Israel and Zionism -- they are starting to look out for their own interests in their respective nations. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Climate data reflects trends of a warming planet | Government Security News - http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node...
Climate data reflects trends of a warming planet | Government Security News
"The vast majority of worldwide climate indicators, including greenhouse gases, sea levels, and global temperatures, continue to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released last week by the American Meteorological Society." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, served as the lead editors of the report, which was compiled by 425 scientists from 57 countries around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on air, land, sea, and ice." - Sean McBride
“These findings reinforce what scientists for decades have observed: that our planet is becoming a warmer place,” said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D. “This report provides the foundational information we need to develop tools and services for communities, business, and nations to prepare for, and build resilience to, the impacts of climate change.” - Sean McBride
"The report uses dozens of climate indicators to track patterns, changes, and trends of the global climate system, including greenhouse gases; temperatures throughout the atmosphere, ocean, and land; cloud cover; sea level; ocean salinity; sea ice extent; and snow cover. These indicators often reflect many thousands of measurements from multiple independent datasets." - Sean McBride
Real science is a wonderful thing. - Sean McBride
Danaa
Comment by Hostage on UN - Important
I had no idea Israel managed to finagle (sp?) itself a place on such sub-committees. Serious conflict of interest, making hte UN enterprise look like a joke. A very sad one. - Danaa
He was responding to my comment above so people may have missed it, especially as the thread is closed now. I sure would have liked to respond to Keith's comment too, who kindly shared a very interesting link. MW is starting to feel like coitus interruptus (sorry for the imagery, guys. In my next [computer-generated] incarnation I'll probably return as a guy too - an apt retribution). - Danaa
SO... Hostage is back. It was basically a bluff of his that he was leaving? - WJones
I don't think it was a bluff, just a little temper tantrum. Which we all had at one time or another. Did you know, WJones, that there was talk of starting Mondoweiss-aholic anonymous group at one time? Didn't you feel like stomping out one time or another only to slither back in, like nothing happened? The MW commenting world turns us all into drama queens, I say. But I like... more... - Danaa
Phil's comment about how he wouldn't be friends with a sincere Christian was the kind of thing that would pressure me to spend less time on the site. After all, if I am sincere in seeking Christianity, and he wishes to avoid being my friend, then why should it be so important to me to keep pursuing his writings? - WJones
WJones, most of us who visit MW and/or comment there are not motivated by desires of friendship with Phil, but by something much larger and more important than any one person. Phil is human and like all humans will have good points and weaknesses. I don't get all bent out of shape if I find out he is kind of OK with jewish priviledge, or that his attitudes toward other religions are,... more... - Danaa
I know there are many others on the site to whom the Jewish tribal question and the zionism vs Judaism issue are paramount. But to me it's kind of an extra, like icing. I've learnt a lot about American jewish people on MW on all sides of the I/P question. But first and foremost I am there to help allay, in whatever small ways I can, the terrible fate that's prepared for the... more... - Danaa
Anyways, the point is, WJ, that one interrogate oneself over what one's own priorities are. For me they are straight forward - human beings first, grand issues later, and my own ego - OK, that's last (or should be). may be for you a Christian perspective or a non-Jewish approach to what's going on is all important. I don't know. But be it as it may, Phil's less than perfect attitudes to... more... - Danaa
pepsi, I didn't comment much on MW these days. I visit the site daily because I'm interested in the links, in some posts and in some commenters. I use the material I get as best i can to help the cause I am interested in. You are welcome to your own priorities, but frankly, right now, with so many dead and suffering people in Gaza, arguing the pros and cons of jewish supremacy seems kind of an academic exercise. - Danaa
There are antisemites out there who are so rabid that you know they are heading for a mental hospital, prison or a visit from you know who. They have completely lost it -- very sick human beings. - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
A View From The Climate Changed Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook - http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014...
A View From The Climate Changed Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook
"Here’s a story to chill your bones. It is the year 2393, almost 400 years from now. And a Chinese historian is looking back on our century, the 21st century, and trying to explain how the world saw climate change coming and did nothing. How we denied and delayed as an unbelievable price tag of suffering and destruction gathered around us. How that suffering finally came – with flood and heat and mass migration and chaos. How Western civilization collapsed . This hour On Point: a horror story from the future about climate change and the rest of our lives." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University. Co-author, with Erik Conway, of “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From The Future” and “Merchants of Doubt.” (@NaomiOreskes)" - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
MJ (Mike) Rosenberg: US & Israel can save money by having same guy serve as US ambassador 2 Israel & Israeli ambassador to US. Now it's 2 US Jews. Why not one? https://twitter.com/MJayRos...
Anyone who thinks that Mike isn't willing to push the limits, and then some, hasn't been paying attention. - Sean McBride
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