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The World's 2,325 Billionaires Have These 14 Traits In Common: http://www.businessinsider.com/billion...
Hey Sean, I've put this up cuz you're so fond of lists. - Taxi
Pretty much every time I see a list now I think of Sean McBride :-) - Taxi
I'd like to affectionately nickname Sean: 'Dr. Listtt'. - Taxi
Actually, interesting article -- I didn't realize that Europe has more billionaires -- 775 -- than any other region of the world. (But the US has more billionaires than any other nation -- 571.) - Sean McBride
Lists that are machine-readable, machine-interoperable and machine-inferencable are useful for a wide variety of reasons -- especially as knowledge discovery tools. - Sean McBride
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Most mainstream websites are now so gummed up with commercial crap that they are unusable.
Or what happens when we don't want to pay for content... - Todd Hoff
There has to be a better way to pay for content. - Sean McBride
One option: 1 click to pay for a day, week, month or year of ad-free content on a given website. - Sean McBride
What a joy it is to watch commercial-free films and TV series on Netflix. - Sean McBride
Some have figured out how to make libraries pay, and still have some commercial sales crap on the sides. - Joe
None of those approaches work in real life Sean. - Todd Hoff
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Megan Marzec, Ohio University student leader who poured fake blood over her head for Gaza, was reportedly called in for interview by Dept of Homeland Security
Marzec got a handler at OU to tell the tribe that 'Megan n is not anti-Semitic' http://www.thepostathens.com/news... this seems like the equivalent of soul saving. But good that she isn't getting soft on her position - 'Marzec is still firm on her stance about the conflict, and the controversy surrounding her video.' (watch your back Megan) - Chu_
A key question here: to what degree is the Israel lobby using government agencies (like DHS and the FBI) and local police departments to harass its political opponents. - Sean McBride
depends on the agency and who is in charge. If a zionist has a top position at some domestic analysis post, I'd think they would be more willing to look into this. But it's all classified. that's by design. Are we really sure who has what power within the system? it's difficult to surmise, but the ADL can use this to their advantage. Foxman even revealed as much in Defamation. 'there's... more... - Chu_
Thanks for that quote, Chu. I think their power is overestimated. - weareone
I think that power is greatly underestimated -- it's mostly about the manipulation of covert networks extending across literally thousands of organizations -- the quiet coordination of resources -- without leaving a visible trace. - Sean McBride
Think of it as a bed of bed of weeeds that can be treated no diferent from any other mafioso organization, just more international. They became strong using their corrupt practices, cornering markets for control, while using sympathy to gain a foothold over the old Wasp establishment. Cut out a few arteries and we'll see how well oiled their submarine is. - Chu_
The Israel lobby is in a much better position to take down its critics than vice-versa -- it commands vastly greater resources than its opponents. It is much wealthier, better organized, more determined, etc. - Sean McBride
Cornering the market: 'have the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly.' - This is employed by Jewish interests time and time again. i made a case about this with NBA bastketball. more than 50% of the ownership of the NBA is Jewish. They get to set the prices, control the aspect of the entire game, as long as they work together. Don Sterling sold the team to Steve Ballmer - yes they are co-religionists. - Chu_
Recall that Edward Snowden revealed that Israel is receiving raw data directly from NSA. - Sean McBride
whoever is reading the tea leaves can shape that and profit, hand over fist. One day there could be a holodomor in the US. if we don't Obey! Given the restructuring of financial wealth these last decades, those at the top can eventually determine the fate of the 98%. but I know I should have faith in trickle-down/voo-doo/supply-side economics. They've really done wonders for the population. - Chu_
I agree with Foxman-(for once) which is not to downplay the scope of the problem, but it's certainly not insurmountable as per Chu's weed/mafia analogy, his example of market share and imo the economic self-sufficiency models and economic models such as BRICS. - weareone
see here wao: "http://thebilzerianreport.com/racism-... "Of the five major sports organizations, there is only one token gentile sports commissioner, which is the National Football League’s (NFL) Roger Goodell. Not so surprisingly, his top two executives: NFL Executive VP-Eric Grabman and NFL Executive VP and general counsel Jeffrey Pash, are both non-gentile. It should also be noted that former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was non-gentile. At one point, all five commissioners were non-gentile." - Chu_
and another: Racism at the Federal Reserve: http://thebilzerianreport.com/whats-w... ". Of the 4 potential replacements for Fed Chairman Bernanke, 4 were Jewish. In fact, one of the candidates was the former governor of the bank of Israel. Essentially, 98% of the population wasn’t even considered in the running the Fed." - Chu_
The truth is we don't know if the Jewish Org power is over or under estimated. For the simple reason that it hasn't been seriously 'challenged' by anyone. The 'Holocaust shield' has prevented any serious challenge before. I think its not overestimated in congress. But its beginning to be challenged in a lot of other venues----lots of small and not so small loses for the Zios are... more... - American
In the Zio race to be the next king of the hill they are going to run into problems. The Wasp establishment existed because it was mainly wasps who founded and populated this country. Zios are 2% (I was corrected a few years ago on MW - it's the 2% of the 2% lol). So in order to make open gains it's going to be tough, because identity politics doesn't work for them, and they seem to... more... - Chu_
" Zios are 2% (I was corrected a few years ago on MW - it's the 2% of the 2% lol)"....Phil is indulging in wishful thinking or protecting the tribe there.If you want to define zionist by support for Israel its a lot more than 2% of the 2%.. Several years ago when we were arguing over this on MW I subscribed to about a dozen email "Jewish Chronicles and Jewish Chapters news letters from... more... - American
American -- when the New England Patriots prepare for a game with the Denver Broncos, do they ridicule and dismiss the abilities of the Broncos-- or do they try to assess those abilities as honestly and accurately as possible? Smart competitors never underestimate the capabilities of their opponents. Your mentality is very different from that of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. While we're... more... - Sean McBride
Then there was the argument advanced by MJ Rosenberg and fellows that Jews were all loyal Americans because 90% of them were liberals and voted for the Dems so that proved that Jews didn't vote mainly on the Isr issue. Again nothing can be proved from that. It may or may not be true that Israel 'doesn't influence' their voting---but there again voting for the liberal proves nothing. The... more... - American
Yea its a Southern thing.LOL......we are a lot like the Zulu tribe who defeated the Brits and their' idea of themselves ' as smart modern warriors in Africa by exposing their inherent military weakness and unnerving them. - American
Sean...do not be confused about 'underestimating the enemy' and "understanding what they actually are". There is a huge difference there. I understand what they are when pushed to a corner--they do not understand what other people are,mainly americans in this insistence , when pushed to a corner. - American
'' Northerners tend to be much more reserved, cautious, careful and calculating. - Sean McBride)...I doubt that, we Southerners get away with murder. One of our best tactics is 'playing dumb'. ''Well gee we didn't know such an such law prevented us from building this or that but its already built, so oh well, too late now.". Another one is acting like we don't know what on earth you are... more... - American
I am sure there are many smart and careful Northerners but their smarts seem to desert them when they come South. There are more than 30,000 former Northerners living on swamp land with creeks around here they paid 150,000- an acre for cause we told them it was 'water front'. - American
'Phil is indulging in wishful thinking or protecting the tribe there.' - wasn't phil but a commenter. I know it's not the 1 percent of the 1 percent, but funny that that's how they were laying it out. Zionism is nobody! a specter in the night... - Chu_
'Northerners tend to be much more reserved, cautious, careful and calculating' what a generalization Sean. In what state is that? I'd like to know. - Chu_
playing dumb American> also known as sandbagging. - Chu_
I don't think Sean understands the sandbagging tactic But he thinks Southerners are all dumb so I was trying to explaining it in a way he could relate to.. - American
LOL sorry again Sean ,but I got to say you are really taking the ribbing well these days and not exploding at anyone so thats admirable. - American
After all the mutual ribbing, when the dust clears, what will be left is reality as it is. - Sean McBride
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Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic...
"Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post." - Sean McBride
"Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, The Post’s sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are prohibited from publicly discussing the case." - Sean McBride
"The St. Louis Post-Dispatch late Tuesday night published Brown’s official county autopsy report, an analysis of which also suggests the 18-year-old may not have had his hands raised when he was fatally shot, as has been the contention of protesters who have demanded Wilson’s arrest." - Sean McBride
But surely Darion Johnson's eyewitness testimony will override any physical evidence. (Not really.) - Sean McBride
[New Information Released on Michael Brown Case http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014...] - Sean McBride
So many people rushed to judgment on this case: they KNEW what really happened immediately -- based on? - Sean McBride
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Is Israel's president an anti-Semite? - Opinion Israel News | Haaretz - http://www.haaretz.com/opinion...
"Reuven Rivlin is lucky he’s a politician in Israel. Were he a politician in the United States, he’d be labeled an anti-Semite and likely forced from his job." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Oh Vey!...myth of Jewish genius exposed again!
PISA world education ranking put Israel even below Estonia, Vietnam and etc in Math, Science and Reading skills. - - American
I sure they will blame this on intermarriage or associating with goys. Or call PISA a anti semitic.conspiracy against Jews. LOL - American
sorry, I cant resist teasing you Sean with this stuff. - American
2012 PISA assessment - Israel is 3rd from the very bottom in Math & Science. - (Hophmi needs to see this stuff. He believes that Ashkenazi are smarter than the rest of the world. The IQ thing is his bread & butter.) - Chu_
Your link is broken and doesn't work. - Sean McBride
[Wikipedia; Programme for International Student Assessment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
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One can precisely situate everything in space and time with place/time and time/place vectors (trees).
And all of those vectors can be situated and connected on a single semantic grid. - Sean McBride
weareone
Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California...http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels...
"But if it’s a matter of stopping the flow of capital, the ports are a relatively small conduit of trade between California and Israel. For over 20 years California’s technology industry has been channeling billions of dollars to finance the growth of Israeli tech firms. In that time, tech has become a key sector for Israel’s economy. The flow of capital between California and Israel is digital, transmitted as currency and intellectual property. And this flow of capital occurs mostly through the decisions of a small number private equity firms and perhaps as few as a dozen large corporations. These flows of capital supporting Israel’s economy are less susceptible to social movement pressure." - weareone
"The amount of support of for Israel’s economy originating from Silicon Valley’s private equity firms is especially large. In 2001, during the first year of the Second Intifada, Sequoia Capital Partners, a private equity company headquartered in Menlo Park, raised $150 million to invest in Israeli technology companies. This was Sequoia’s second Israel-focused venture capital fund. Last... more... - weareone
"You’re starting to get the picture. Billions flow from California’s Bay Area into Israel to support chip manufacturers, Internet startups, and telecommunications companies." - weareone
This article was first published in August by "CounterPunch" but I thought it was worth posting- ? again (apologize if it was posted earlier)......follow the money. This Isr-Ca. tech co. connection is well known, but these companies need to be exposed with protests at their headquarters and boycotts. - weareone
thanks for the info, wao. Often important articles are missed so I don't mind seeing them again. In order to break the special relationship the money trail is key factor. But now it seems Israel has got all the corporations (Lockheed, Microsoft, Google, etc) investing in the Jewish state, and by default their apartheid & occupation. These big companies rubber stamp it no doubt. So... more... - Chu_
This is an important article -- one I overlooked it when it was first published. - Sean McBride
This is only the tiny tip of the iceberg-----there is one of these in every state in the USA.-------US States Partnership with Israel---->http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource... - American
"The business links between Silicon Valley and Israel aren’t apolitical. Many of California’s venture capital investors and technology executives are staunch supporters of pro-Israel causes. They have established numerous nonprofit organizations to strengthen economic and political ties between California and Israel." - Sean McBride
"The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce, located in Sunnyvale in an office park filled with software firms, is funded by Silicon Valley investors, corporations and law firms including Intel, Paypal, Silicon Valley Bank, and Morrison Foerster. Executives from these companies sit on the Chamber’s board of directors. Their ties to pro-Israel political groups are numerous." - Sean McBride
# explore; Israel+(*) 1. Accel Venture Partners 2. Andy David 3. Bessemer Venture Partners 4. Bob Blumenfeld 5. California-Israel Chamber of Commerce 6. CalPERS 7. CalSTRS 8. Cayman Islands 9. Cisco 10. Eric Garcetti 11. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces 12. Google 13. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 14. Herzliya Marina 15. Herzliya Pituach 16. Hewlett Packard 17. IBM 18. Intel 19.... more... - Sean McBride
There are over a dozen US taxpayer funded" entities" for 'joint' grants to Israel. Meaning to qualify for a grant you have to partner or 'share' with a Israeli company. the US taxpayer provide a dollar for every private dollar invested. In addition if the company that gets the grants fails it doesnt have to pay anything back. Want to guess at the Israeli companies that get a grant and... more... - American
Example of pairing US companies with smaller Israeli companies http://www.birdf.com/... - American
The Bird Team---headquartered in Israel--they are all Israeli http://www.birdf.com/... - American
The Information Technology Landscape in Israel - American ... www1.american.edu/carmel/nk3791a/financing.htm American University There are several U.S.-Israeli Government funded organizations which provide ... Another key financial contributor to the Israeli IT Industry has been the BIRD . - American
Eitan Yudilevich, head of BIRD and AIPAC--->An Interview with Dr. Eitan Yudilevich - Aipac www.aipac.org/.../NER_Intervi... American Israel Public Affairs Committee Aug 24, 2011 - Eitan Yudilevich: The genesis of the BIRD Foundation dates back to the early 1970s, when the governments of the United States and Israel - American
http://journalistsresource.org/wp-cont... PDF]U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel: 2012 Congressional Research ... journalistsresource.org/wp-content/uploads/.../Military-Aid-to-Israel.pdf by JM Sharp - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 85 - ‎Related articles Mar 12, 2012 -. ...... Congress helped establish BIRD's endowment with appropriations of $30 million.. - American
Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Fund U.S. ... www.gillibrand.senate.gov › News Room Kirsten Gillibrand Mar 22, 2012 - U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Fosters Innovation, Economic Growth In ... Foundation (BIRD) and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation Gillibrand, Wyden, Kirk Push for $2 Million in Funding for ... www.gillibrand.senate.gov › News Room... more... - American
Office of International Affairs www.nist.gov/.../intlaffr.c... National Institute of Standards and Technology Jul 17, 2009 - In 1995, the Government of the United States of America signed a cooperative ... BIRD supports US-Israel company partnerships dedicated to ... BIRD funds 50 percent of the companies' expenses in developing a product to .. - American
Text - H.R.4472 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): US-Israel ... https://www.congress.gov/bill... [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] ... in consultation with the BIRD or BSF, shall award grants to eligible entities for - American
Government | Virent, Inc. www.virent.com › Partners Virent Energy Systems LLC Virent's first grant with the Office of Naval Research was titled “Hydrogen ... through a grant from BIRD, the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and . - American
The sister parasite to BIRD is BARD which sucks from US Agricultural agencies-----> U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel - Page 18 - Google Books Result books.google.com/books?isbn=1437927475 Jeremy M. Sharp - 2010 BARD was created in 1978 and supports U.S.-Israeli cooperation in agricultural ... Although it does not appropriate any funds for joint research and ... Historical Background 1948-1970 U.S. government assistance to Israel began in 1949 with a... - American
A Conservative Estimate of Total US Direct Aid to Israel www.wrmea.org/.../congress-wat... Washington Report on Middle East Affairs ... The BARD Fund gets about $500,000 a year from the Agriculture Department. - American
And wherever the Israelis and Jews get in they then set up parasitic funnel there also.---->India, Israel to set up $40 million fund for joint ventures ... articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com › Collections › Indian Market Jan 22, 2014 - T Ramaswami, Secretary to Government of India's Department of ... The fund will be similar to the BIRD foundation between Israel and the United States. ... any two companies, one registered in Israel and the other in the US . - American
Fill in a few blanks: - Sean McBride
# o; BIRD Foundation; *property; *value 0. property 1. address 2. article by 3. article on 4. board adviser 5. board member 6. date 7. email address 8. employee 9. homepage 10. list 11. note 12. phone number 13. topic - Sean McBride
I have decided I am completely willing after all for Jews to have a separate state--as long as they *totally separate*---no parasit-ing, no sucking on or living off Goy and other countries brilliance, money, accomplishment and innovation. Completely and totally on their own. - American
I first tripped over the 'shared grants' con when in a newsletter from Duke Univ. I read about a 'research project grant awarded to Duke researchers to study "the needs of the aged in *rural* North Carolina"....the catch was that they had to share the grant money with Israeli researchers on the aged. Anyone want to explain to me what Israeli researchers know or what they would care about the aged in rural NC? Its a con, another Israeli parasite hose to suck up every dollar they can get out of US taxpayers. - American
We have had a lot of blow ups here about Chas posting about Jewish activity in Germany prior to WWII--and of course it is a forbidden topic on MW--because MW wants to pretend that daring to suggest that Jews in Germany behaved in a tribal way that made it easy for the Nazis to demonize them is saying 'they deserved to be holocausted". This is the same typical 'hype it up' trick that is... more... - American
And before Sean jumps on this with 'you cant condemn the entire group' let me say that 'the majority of the group' has done nothing to stop this---that is another trick used ---if Goys try to break this 'Israeli stranglehold' on the US they are called Jew haters----while the Jews themselves, with some exceptions of course, do nothing. to stop it. So nothing is done. I am not going to... more... - American
Wow. thanks, Chu, Sean and American for the additional information. Breaking the stranglehold may be more difficult because as the article states: "These flows of capital supporting Israel’s economy are less susceptible to social movement pressure" but even though it may be more challenging, it's not, imo impossible. As Sean and I were discussing the other day, in addition to boycotts,... more... - weareone
If you want to end this Jewish Israeli mafia and infiltration you go after the politicians as 'traitors'. I have said a thousand times and stand by it----Traitor trumps anti semite every day of week in every nation, among every people in the universe--always has and always will. That is the only way you will get them out of US gov, our money, our institutions, our business, our... more... - American
I had almost forgotten about a letter I wrote to a SC congressman, until I was reminded of it on MW, during the run up to the Iraq invasion flat out calling him a 'traitor' to the US and enumerating all the reasons why. It had such a effect on him that he wrote me a 2 page letter denying he was a 'traitor'. You will never get a 2 page letter from a politician or nay actual attention at all, on any other complaint or accusation. Call them traitors. - American
# category; Israeli op+California * 1. billionaire 2. celebrity 3. company 4. organization 5. politician 6. resident - Sean McBride
I agree, American--traitor and treason are very powerful words, but do you think the American people have this awareness? It seems that the use of these terms will have to permeate the national consciousness by the internet and social media, because they're censored by msm. - weareone
You start by calling them traitors to shake them up ---in letters of compliant--in public if you can get to them in public--in tweeting--in every mass communication venue you have access to---you cant 'wait for' the majority pubic to 'catch up' ....you put it out there and let them pick it up. There are enough 'dissatisfied' and angry at government americans out there who already... more... - American
While you are tying to define them as traitors, they are trying to define you and their opponents as terrorists. The two "t" words: traitors and terrorists. Unfortunately, their financial and political resources vastly exceed yours. They exert great influence on the Justice Department, the FBI, DHS, NSA, local police departments, etc. - Sean McBride
There's no reason to act, or fail to act, out of fear, but from a pragmatic standpoint one of the best articles I've seen regarding solutions, which I've probably posted before, is "The Globalist's Worst Nightmare-Self-Sufficiency: a universal solution to the globalist problem."...http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011... basic idea is not... more... - weareone
We don't have to reinvent the wheel ( sorry-no pun intended :). Many examples exist--there are also many ideas in this book discussed on another thread- "The Economics of Abundance" http://www.amazon.com/Economi... - weareone
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Why hasn't Richard Perle sued Sibel Edmonds?
[Google; sibel edmonds richard perle http://www.google.com/#q=sibe...] - Sean McBride
# g; sibel edmonds * 1. 9/11 2. aipac 3. al qaeda 4. alan makovsky 5. american turkish council 6. bob livingston 7. boiling frogs post 8. brent scowcroft 9. chicago 10. dan burton 11. dennis hastert 12. douglas dickerson 13. douglas feith 14. drugs 15. fbi 16. isi 17. israel 18. jan schakowsky 19. marc grossman 20. northrop grumman 21. osama bin laden 22. pakistan 23. paul wolfowitz 24.... more... - Sean McBride
set; Marc Grossman/Michael Harari links - Sean McBride
# building up semantic triples for Marc Grossman -- an itty-bitty start (laying down a few markers) 1. o; Marc Grossman; affiliation; America Abroad Media 2. o; Marc Grossman; affiliation; Cohen Group 3. o; Marc Grossman; affiliation; Georgetown University 4. o; Marc Grossman; affiliation; London School of Economics 5. o; Marc Grossman; affiliation; University of California, Santa... more... - Sean McBride
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The best way to undermine the effectiveness of your social media posts is to load them up with obscenities and verbal abuse.
Think of angry and incoherent street corner drunks -- do you listen to them or avoid them? - Sean McBride
Brevity and understatement is the name of the game. - Sean McBride
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Using Neural Tools to Augment Prediction of Performance, Expertise, and Domain-knowledge (UNTAPPED) https://www.fbo.gov/index...
"The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is seeking information on novel approaches and tools for predicting an individual's future cognitive performance in complex environments using structural and functional measures of the brain." - Sean McBride
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Googling into Michael Harari
# g; michael harari * 1. 9/11 2. andrew cockburn 3. arnon milchan 4. arms 5. assassinations 6. bali bombing 7. buddy young 8. cia 9. cocaine 10. dancing israelis 11. dangerous liaisons 12. dealey plaza 13. dmitri khalezov 14. drug trafficking 15. entebbe 16. extortion 17. gordon duff 18. jack ruby 19. jack stevens 20. james earl ray 21. john downie 22. john f. kennedy 23. latin america 24. leslie cockburn 25. lillehammer 26. manuel noriega 27. martin luther king 28. meyer lansky 29. michael collins piper 30. money laundering 31. mossad 32. norway 33. nuclear weapons 34. oklahoma city bombing 35. operation thunderbolt 36. operation wrath of god 37. panama 38. peter dale scott 39. raul 40. site:wrmea.org 41. south america 42. umbrella man 43. veterans today 44. victor bout 45. william barr 46. william pepper - Sean McBride
Fact vs. fiction? Good luck sorting it out. - Sean McBride
American
What does the Jewish Lobby have to do with the Rise of the Russian Mafia Internationally and the US-Israel Russian Mafia Network.
'' Back in 1995, the then-head of the FBI Louis Freeh claimed that the Russian-Jewish mafia had become the “greatest threat the American security” in the world, though, several days later, he was forced to retract his statements according to the BBC.'' - American
So how was the Russian Mafia able to spread international and become the largest criminal network, outdoing even the Colombian Cartels? Follow the bread crumb trail. - American
In 1973 Kissinger was carrying out negotiations with Russia to establish a detente , open US trade relations, agree on nuclear controls and end the 'cold war'. When the Jews got wind of the negotiations they pressured congress to make up the the Jackson-Vanik amendment was an attempt to steer American foreign policy away from ''detente'' for Jewish 'human rights'. They wanted to kill... more... - American
In reality Russian had already been letting Jews immigrate but was charging a tax on emigres for the free state university educations all Russians receive. What the Jewish groups wanted was to force Russia to remove the tax and also they wanted a 'mass exodus' of these educated Russian Jews to Israel to increase their population---and in addition they wanted them given 'refugee status' so the US would finance their resettlement. - American
Kissinger’s greatest enemy in this battle over Jackson-Vanik was Richard Perle, then a young legislative aide to Jackson who in later years would have positions of power in the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. Perle coordinated the campaign for Jackson and worked hard to keep the Jewish community squarely behind the amendment. - American
Kissinger opposed the amendment until the end. When it finally passed, and the Soviets, with a great pique, rejected the entire trade bill, Kissinger wrote, in a self-satisfied letter to a Jewish leader, “When the Soviet Union looked at the totality of what it had to gain from the trading relationship we were able to offer, as against what it considered intrusions in its domestic affairs, it drew the balance sheet of which we have the results today.” - American
So in the end the Jewish lobby won, congress passed the Jackson-Vanik bill and the US detente with Russia fell apart. - American
The Russians being pissed in general with US Jews torching the US Russia agreements said fine, we will give you all the Jews you want and just as Cuba's Castro had done opened their prisons wide and gave every Jew and anyone who claimed to be a Jew a passport to the US or Israel. 1.6 million eventually went to Israel and 600,000 eventually came to the US. - American
'' "It's wonderful that the Iron Curtain is gone, but it was a shield for the West," Boris Urov, the former chief investi­gator of major crimes for the Russian attorney general, has declared. "Now we've opened the gates, and this is very dangerous for the world. America is getting Russian crimi­nals. Nobody will have the resources to stop them. You people in the West don't know our Mafiya yet. You will - American
The Russian Jewish gangs that immigrated to the US first set up camp in Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and thus began their networking with Jewish Russian criminal elements in Israel. According to Interpol since 1973 they have spread to a loosely affiliated organized crime group that now operates in 50 countries. - American
According to the respected Stratfor.com research and intelligence organization, the Israeli government estimates that roughly 10% of all Jewish immigration to Israel is criminal, yet, little is done to stem this tide other than pious denunciations. Even more, the Israeli government has admitted that mafia money went to finance much of Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign for the Prime Ministership in 1996. - American
In the US both the FBI and Police Task forces on the Russian mob have expressed it thus-----"Bobby Sommer a detec­tive in the 61st Precinct in Brighton Beach, he is clearly on the verge of surrendering to a force that has him out­gunned, outfinanced, and outwitted. A Russian crime group bought the building directly across the street from his sta­tion house, and the gangsters have been... more... - American
In Israel Israeli police officials estimate that Russian mobsters have poured more than $4 billion of dirty money into Israel's economy, though some estimates range as high as $20 billion. - American
Israeli Minister of National Security Moshe Shahal told a gathering of intelligence heads in June 1996. Israel is a country that encourages people to come and invest money... "There is no mecha­nism to check the origin of the money." - American
>Israeli Mafia Returns to LA? Did It Ever Leave? By J.J. Goldberg ---http://blogs.forward.com/jj-gold... 1981, when I was working as a reporter in Los Angeles, a task force investigator agreed to meet me and tell the story and show me documents. He said the task force had been disbanded months earlier at the insistence of... more... - American
The substantial Jewish investment in the global arms trade permits Israel to support rebel groups worldwide through mafia channels that otherwise would be credited to Israeli government policy. For example, Russian-Jewish mafia figures are financing the Darfur separatists in Sudan (though the agency of Ukrainian-Jewish boss Viktor Bout), and the Colombian communist FARC rebels through... more... - American
Special treatment gives Israeli mobsters free access to US soil: WikiLeaks http://electronicintifada.net/blogs... - American
'' This revelation comes in a May 2009 cable from the US Embassy in Tel Aviv titled “Israel: A Promised Land for Organized Crime?” The cable, which was released by Wikileaks on 26 August, details the growing alarm of American officials that “Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the United States.” Israel, according to the cable, is a world center of... more... - American
Efforts to fight Israeli crime in US hampered by legal exemption Under a heading titled “Israeli OC Operating Freely in United States,” the cable states: it is fair to assume that many known OC figures hold valid tourist visas to the United States and travel freely. It notes that the US Embassy in Tel Aviv is currently utilizing all available tools to deny Israeli OC [organized crime]... more... - American
And the Jewish Lobby and Jewish 'contribution ' to the world continues as long as it benefits the Jews and Israel------> Barbara Boxer, AIPAC seek to codify Israel's right to visa free entry... www.theguardian.com › Opinion › Israel The Guardian Apr 13, 2013 - Barbara Boxer, the chair of the Senate environment and public works ... to enter this program, so that Israelis can enter the US without a visa - American
As of the last FBI report in the early 2000's the Russian Jewish mob had cost the US taxpayers over 2 trillion dollars in gas tax fraud, medicare fraud, SS fraud, Us education grants fraud, charity frauds, money laundering, and the list goes on and on. - American
Probably nothing is more typical of the Jewish group then this----> After using the US to get refugee status for Russian Jews in the US, get them on the US welfare rolls and get 10 million in US aid to resettle the ones who went to Israel the Jews then 15 years after the Russian Jewish immigration due to the US congressional Jackson-Vanik iJewish immigration bill they got the US to... more... - American
There has never been a group of ethno/religo people more detrimental to the US and Americans welfare than the Jews...sorry but that's the truth. And all the babble and propaganda we see at MW about the 'great contributions of Jews' to the US and the world is absolute crap that flies in the face of 1000's of examples like this of what their tribalism and disdain for all others has wrought...everywhere. - American
American -- again, I strongly disagree with this last comment of yours: "There has never been a group of ethno/religo people..." Your assumption is that 98% of Americans have been the passive and innocent victims of 2% of Americans -- which doesn't make the slightest bit of sense, unless you want to argue that the vast majority of Americans are mindless zombies. The Russian Mafia is an... more... - Sean McBride
Why was Henry Jackson, who was not Jewish, a key leader behind the Jackson-Vanick amendment? Are we supposed to believe that Richard Perle possessed the magical or superhuman ability to control Jackson's mind -- to wrap Jackson around his little finger? You never seem willing to grant agency or the power of independent action to non-Jews in these situations. If Jews really are as... more... - Sean McBride
Henry Jackson was a key member of the military-industrial complex, a lobby which couldn't care less about Zionism other than as a tool to use and exploit in the quest for ever-expanding profits. - Sean McBride
Digging into the Russian Mafia: - Sean McBride
# timeline; Russian Mafia; *date; *property; *value 0. property 1. article 2. book 3. event 4. photo 5. quote 6. video - Sean McBride
An odd detail: [Wikipedia; Louis Freeh: SUV crash and hospitalization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...] - Sean McBride
Sean, I dont know how to tell you how little I care about the anti semite tag. .All it means to me is that I don't put The Jews above my own country and every other group. I also don't know how to explain to you that the 'innocent of this among the Jews" cannot be my or anyone else's concern when the evidence and facts say that 'organized jewry' must be stamped out for the good of this... more... - American
If the Jews have the exceptional abilities you think they do then I am sure the innocent ones will be able to protect themselves from the eventual blow out and dont need my help. - American
Do not embarrass yourself by trying to deny the Jewish Lobby part in the spread of the Russian Mafia due to their interference for Jewish Russians in 1973. It has been traced documented and evidenced by more law enforcment from the FBI to Interpol and more investigations than I could ever have the time to fully list here. - American
It was during this time that Kissinger made his famous "anti semitic' statement that.... 'that the Jews were traitors to America". What they did was treasonous. - American
'' Your assumption is that 98% of Americans have been the passive and innocent victims of 2% of Americans -'...Sean)......My assumption is that 98 % of american have been kept in the dark by US media and politicians on the extent of the Jewish fifth column in the US and what it has caused, not just in the US but elsewhere. But the light will be turned on sooner or later. - American
Recall this post: [# prominent non-Jewish Zionists https://friendfeed.com/mondowe...] I think they are all responsible for their own beliefs and actions. - Sean McBride
Yes I remember that thread but I still think you aren't getting my actual point on this. How do I get you to follow it?.... I will start with the fact of 6 million Jews in the US. And with the fact that the majority of them do support Israel ,if not all extreme or militant, they dont go against the wider community support for Israel. And the majority of them do support favored treatment... more... - American
american - a lot of data here and links. can you give me a summary of what this thread conveys? please... - Chu_
The..'you cant say the tribe is detrimental to American because of the *some* innocent in the tribe ---is about the same thing as saying African's and others dont need to worry abut ebola because *some* Africans and people's own immune systems fight it off and they don't die from it. - American
Put in another realistic way.....Israel blew up and killed its own IDF solider rather than let Hamas capture him----if organized jewry wants to use the Jews as shields to prevent me, whoever, from taking down their lobbies and the majority of Jews are willing to be used that way--there is nothing I can do about that.That is between the Jews themselves...and that 'ploy' will not affect what I say about what I see or know about the 'Tribal effort for Israel in the US.. - American
Chu....its about the link between the growth of the Russian Mafia internationally and in the US & Israel and the Russian Jewish US Jackson-Vanick immigration bill that 'opened the floodgates' of Jewish Russian emigration out of Russia in 1973 including all their criminals in prison and hordes of Russian mafia figures. - American
Wiki: Strongest ethnic criminal groups - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - (note: at top of the list) Russian criminal groups[edit] These mostly consist of both Slavic as well as Jewish criminals. The most well-known of these gangs is the Solntsevskaya Bratva.[40] [Chechen criminal groups are beneath the Jewish/Slavic ethnic criminal groups] - Chu_
Bigotry is blaming and punishing entire groups -- ethnic, racial, religious, etc. -- for the behavior of some members of the group. Decent people don't succumb to or indulge in bigotry. Modern Western democratic principles are based on holding *individuals* to account for their behavior, not entire ethnic or religious groups. You seem to have lost sight of those values. As for making... more... - Sean McBride
Re Chechen and other groups a related to the Russian Mafia. First some of the Chechan gags are 'within" the Russia Mafia---some are not because they were 'separatist' and formed their own gangs .--but both arose from Russia because Chechen was 'part of Russian -the USSR ' until its official collapse in 1991 ..long after the 1973 immigration exodus. - American
Sean...Smart people dont fall for the bigotry ''red herring' either and you are using it just Jews and zionist do. I didn't make threats against the Jews but I can assure you there are some threats they have never heard before and will not know how to handle and we are seeing their inability to handle them right now.....most the world and not a few leaders are now pubically and... more... - American
Chu...further on the jewish, salvic, etc makeup of the Russian Mafia --the thrust of this article was not about the actual ethnic makeup of the Red Mafia----the point was how the Jewish lobbies interference and demand for mass Jewish immigration from Russia jump started the internationalizing of the Russian Mafia and in the US and Israel. - American
There was a lot of links and I wasn't sure the gist of all of it. I don't know much about this topic, so thanks for the overview. You and Chas drop some things that I often need to look into and study up on. I have been recently reading about the Pale of Settlement, which is basically the same thing as what was termed Yiddishland. Been reading chapters of 200 years together as well. - Chu_
Hey Sean I've got another hot potatoe subject for you but dont have time to get into right now, will do it later. - American
American -- you've placed yourself on the same page with those groups that are seeking out (lusting for) an apocalyptic showdown between "the Jews" and the rest of the world -- Christian Zionists, militant Jewish Zionists, militant Islamists, militant white nationalists and neo-Nazis, etc. Think about it. None for me, thanks -- one sees weeping and gnashing of teeth at the end of that path for all parties concerned. There has to be a better way. - Sean McBride
Work to make the world a better place. - Sean McBride
''American -- you've placed yourself on the same page with those groups that are seeking out (lusting for) an apocalyptic showdown between "the Jews" and the rest of the world ...Sean......Oh lord.lord,lord....what propels you to make these leaps of hysteria I don't know. When I say the Jews/Israelis cant continue their aggression and win against the majority of the world stating that 'fact becomes 'lusting ' for a apocalyptic ending? That is totally in your mind,not mine. - American
When I say the Jewish group has the most detrimental ethno/religo group to real US interest--and it is true---no other group in US history has so skewed US national interest for their group----and then I say I want to kill them all or expel them all from the US--then that will be anti semitism. .. - American
It is not anti semitism to hold the view that the Jewish ethno/.religo group should have their victim influence and favortism taken from them so they cannot force bad policies on the country that all Americans are affected by. - American
Now according to your definition of anti semitism my holding this opinion of 'the group'---finding the 'group guilty' is anti semitism because it might affect 'some' innocent Jews making them feel bad or lose some benefits. Or iow you believe that 'the group' should be given everything they demand and subject the country to because some Jews are more important than a entire country or its people. You know what that is don;t you? Jew worship and centricness just like the kind Jewish supremest have. - American
If you want to successfully counter the influence of the Israel lobby in American politics, you need to prevail by playing by the established democratic rules. So what's your game plan? - Sean McBride
'' So what's your game plan? - Sean McBride).....My game plan is the same as it has always been .....to keep educating people on the intersection of the Jewish Lobby and US politics at every opportunity, to keep donating to the Council for the National Interest to help them expose it, to keep sending checks to any politician that defies the Lobby with a letter saying that is Why I am... more... - American
Sounds like a plan. - Sean McBride
The problem, of course, is that Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson can write much bigger checks than most of us, and money talks. - Sean McBride
Another saying....'money talks but bullshit walks". You can pay people to promote bullshit but you cant pay people to believe it. - American
As long as they perform services paid for, their real beliefs don't matter. - Sean McBride
At this point in time the kingmakers and corporate american titans, can probably move to any part of the globe, and operate from a new perch. That's what Bloomberg recently did in London. He moved a large chunk of his corporate operations to London (the same Bloomberg who was interested in running for the republican ticket only a few years ago - "Bloomberg Place, roughly the size of a... more... - Chu_
corporate titans like these have a substantial amount of leverage in the new corporate kingdoms. - Chu_
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Climate Change Denial and Warming Evidence | The Energy Collective - http://theenergycollective.com/henry-a...
Climate Change Denial and Warming Evidence | The Energy Collective
"Deniers cannot selectively choose the data they wish to use while rejecting the entire data set from consideration. It is unacceptable to focus arbitrarily on only the period supporting their view while ignoring the extended global temperature record. Data covering most of the industrial era, 1880-present, are shown below." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen http://zite.to/1weWjpL
Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen http://zite.to/1weWjpL
pmarca=Marc Andreessen on Twitter /i - Sean McBride
hmm, Marc Andreessen is looking more and more like Dr Phil. - Greg GuitarBuster
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De Blasio and Giuliani Speak Out on Met’s ‘Klinghoffer’ as Protests Begin - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
De Blasio and Giuliani Speak Out on Met’s ‘Klinghoffer’ as Protests Begin - NYTimes.com
"As the Metropolitan Opera prepared to give its first performance of John Adams’s 1991 opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, several hundred protesters gathered outside the opera house, security was heightened inside, and the debate over the work spread to City Hall. As Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and Republican presidential candidate, joined protesters outside the opera house Monday evening to denounce the work, which he said offered “a distorted view of history,” the current mayor, Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, defended the Met’s right to perform it. He said that Mr. Giuliani “had a history of challenging cultural institutions when he disagreed with their content.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"“I don’t think that’s the American way,” Mr. de Blasio said at a news conference Monday morning in Broad Channel, Queens, apparently alluding to Mr. Giuliani’s efforts as mayor to stop funding the Brooklyn Museum of Art after had it mounted an exhibition that Mr. Giuliani deemed offensive. “I think the American way is to respect freedom of speech. Simple as that.”" - Sean McBride
"The opera, which explores the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship by members of the Palestine Liberation Front, and the murder of a disabled Jewish American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, is considered a masterpiece by many music critics. But it has also drawn impassioned protests, and, ahead of this production, some threats, from people — many of whom have never seen the... more... - Sean McBride
"Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, who said that he had received threats related to the opera and that some cast members had been harassed online, addressed the performers and musicians at Friday’s final dress rehearsal to tell them about enhanced security measures. “We just want to take every precaution so that everybody is safe and secure on Monday,” he said." - Sean McBride
"The protests were initially spearheaded by several smaller Jewish groups and conservative religious organizations. The larger Anti-Defamation League brokered a compromise with the Met — which pleased few on either side — in which the Met agreed to drop its plans to show the opera in cinemas around the world but said it would still go on with its New York production. Several current and... more... - Sean McBride
Per usual, the Readers' Picks are highly revealing. - Sean McBride
What an overacting performance by the protesters. This ensure that anything Jewish/Israeli never gets debated in the USA. Guiliani is an opportunist here. DeBlasio reference of Guiliani was smart adn a reminder what a nutjob he could be - so a perfect fit for this crowd. - Chu_
the times comments are revealing. One guy says this 'has stirred so much controversy I am buying tickets'. Another guy indicates that this is symbolic of the Jewish Holocaust, and doesn't get the over-reaction. And after Israel just slaughtered about 1500 women and children in the Gaza prison this summer, the death of Klinghoffer doesn't warrant this much attention. Guiliani's at the podium last night came off like a real greasy demagogue. - Chu_
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Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity - http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/isaac-a...
Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity
"Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been published, until today." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"As MIT Technology Review explains, Asimov took a few meetings with ARPA and Allied Research Associates in Boston, but ultimately decided against long term involvement with the organizations. Asimov was apparently afraid that any access to classified military material would limit his freedom of expression. And rightly so, since it would have no doubt hampered his ability to publish fiction freely. However, Asimov did produce a single paper for the organization that has never been published until today." - Sean McBride
"Probably more inhibiting than anything else is a feeling of responsibility. The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues. To feel guilty because one has not earned one's salary because one has not had a great idea is the surest way, it seems to me, of making it certain that no great idea will come in the next time either." - Sean McBride
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Lefty journalism professor tries to discredit the Tea Party by passing along sensational footage to his buddies at the Times!!! » Pressthink (Jay Rosen) - http://pressthink.org/2011...
"Yesterday I was the target of a “sting” operation by right wing trickster James O’Keefe. I will tell you what happened." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Fwd: Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain - http://berto-meister.blogspot.de/2014... (via http://friendfeed.com/linguis...)
Fwd: Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain - http://berto-meister.blogspot.de/2014/10/steven-pinker-linguistics-as-window-to.html (via http://ff.im/1kt7Tu)
"One of the things I first enjoyed when I was introduced to philosophy was its recursive nature: we could use thought to investigate the nature, the rules, the structure and the limits of thought itself (and what that could tell us about the human mind). For a very similar reason I have a certain appreciation and fondness for linguistics. Most of our communication takes place through language, and linguists are hard at work trying to understand what they can about human cognition, nature and culture, by paying close attention to the way in which we use language." - Sean McBride
"In the following lecture, Steven Pinker provides a fascinating introduction to questions such as how syntax (the study of linguistic structure), phonology (the study of sound), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of the social and cultural role and context of language), all help us to understand how language works. He also provides a lesson on the nature of the... more... - Sean McBride
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The Content Analytics Tool To Rule Them All? - http://marketingland.com/content...
"With BuzzSumo, you can easily see what content is trending across the web for a given topic. You can also learn which content is performing well on any given website. Additionally, you can discover who the big influencers are in your industry. It’s like magic! All you have to do is type in your keyword, phrase, or URL into the search box, and you have organized, readable data in seconds. The data is sortable and exportable, enabling you to easily do additional analysis on it. BuzzSumo also has tons of add-ons so you can customize your experience – and you don’t have to be a techie to figure out what the heck the reports are really saying." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
WJones
Have any of you been successful in persuasively discussing Israeli policies with their militant supporters?
One of the more disconcerting things is that I don't see a way to persuade otherwise seemingly leftwing pro-Israeli nationalists that they should not be crushing Palestinians, who are very persistent in defending the harsh treatment. I see Palestinians, including Christian villages, suffering while America backs it, and feel helpless. Meanwhile, strong nationalists inhabit Christian forums and constantly repeat a very harsh viewpoint favoring occupation and targeting Palestinians. They don't really lay out, in my opinion, an open explanation of their motivations for their views since on other issues many of them are very left wing. They don't say, for example, "I was raised this way, this is my community and nationality, and my culture tells me to very strongly support its nationalism when it's in conflict with other groups or values." What they will say is things like the nationality was persecuted without a state, it needs its own state, there are other nation states, there are... more... - WJones
Explaining why some of those claims aren't true doesn't seem to do any good, as they will argue or ignore things ad absurdam. although they will occasional make "out of character" comparisons between Israeli policies and Jim Crow or conquering the Indians. Like Rabbi Buchdahl, they might not actually be well accepted in Israeli society because they don't belong to the correct... more... - WJones
Even if the UN imposed a 2SS, liberals in the media and politicians changed their tune like the UK parliament, or the state became more openly discriminatory and right wing, it seems like militant nationalists would still make the same arguments about how nationalism is good and <strikethrough>Palestinians</strikethrough Arabs are bad, and support efforts to take over Jerusalem and... more... - WJones
Most Zionists are irrational and highly emotional cultists -- you can't reach them through logical arguments, facts, appeals to pragmatic self-interest, the invocation of universal ethical and moral standards, etc. Zionism=messianic ethno-religious nationalism -- these folks are off in their own world -- off the reservation. - Sean McBride
Never! And I"ve been at it for 40 years! - Taxi
Agree with Sean and Taxi. I've rarely found "militant supporters" of any cause to be receptive to other people's ideas....but zionists are in a class by themselves. - weareone
My question for Phil for the Telesummit, based on his experience in years of interactions, is this: What motivates the PEPs to value militant nationalism to the exclusion of leftist values? Just saying that they are nationalist or intolerant does not explain what makes them this way, and I am afraid that it is hard to get a direct answer from them. Their first answer that Muslims are... more... - WJones
The agenda of many PEPs is transparent and consistent -- it's all about the pursuit of group interest. Liberalism is good for the group in the Diaspora; racism and fascism are good for the group in Israel. From which one must conclude that Diaspora liberalism in some cases has been bogus all along -- a Machiavellian stratagem -- a battering ram for knocking down the established powers that be (in many cases, "Euro-Christians"). - Sean McBride
The way they resolve the contradiction may be saying that normally countries should be based on separation of church/ethnicity and state, but in the case of Israel or other previously persecuted nationalities, it's necessary for security. Palestinians need to be relocated safely because their inconvenience is less important than the _existential_ safety of Israelis due to pervasive... more... - WJones
Their explanations for their self-contradictory behavior are intellectually dishonest -- useful only as specimens to deconstruct. - Sean McBride
Over the decades, I have tried the sweet-talk, the sweeter-talk, and yet the sweetest honey-drippest talk methods with ziofucks and it didn't work. Over the decades, I've submitted thousands of historic and legal documentation to back up my argument and STILL no shift in their thinking. For the past 10 years, I've mostly been using the mallet-on-head method and that doesn't seem to work either, but at least I enjoy this method so I'm sticking to it ;-) - Taxi
taxi, I only tried a couple of times before realizing that I was speaking to members of a cult, and therefore they are impervious to reason. Could reason have worked with members of the David Koresh branch davidians? does it work with certain mormon sects? probably only with those on the edge, who are already trying to get out. I spent time studying the patterns of someone like Witty,... more... - Danaa
Their fragile sense of self is completely enwound with their identification with Israel and Zionism -- without that prop, they would fall to pieces psychologically. Classical cult syndrome. When you challenge the ground of their being, they become fearful and violent -- to lose their belief system would be equivalent to dying. Thus the high level of verbal abuse and personal attacks from pro-Israel activists -- they feel intensely threatened by any questioning of their beliefs -- they are quick to lash out. - Sean McBride
Annie doesn't seem to understand what i am talking about, yet answers my questions about it at length: http://mondoweiss.net/2014... - WJones
I noticed that. - Sean McBride
Am I trying to swim in a non-viscuous fluid? I am trying to explain to her something but am incapable of it. - WJones
I try to ask her what are the motivations for PEPs, in order to understand where they are coming from, and she basically says they are hypocrites like intolerant people in America. I said OK, but why are they choosing to be that way, when they are normally liberal? Just saying that they are hypocrites or motivated by their ideas or positions in society doesn't explain why liberal people would be. - WJones
It can be taxing -- a real challenge to one's patience. - Sean McBride
Sean, is there a better way that I could phrase my question to Annie? I seem to be asking her the same thing over and over: http://mondoweiss.net/2014... - WJones
I think you've hit a stone wall with which I am quite familiar -- banging one's head bloody on it is not advised. - Sean McBride
There is an irrational subtext in these exchanges with Mooser and Annie that is impossible to discuss in a reasonable way. This is an intensely emotional topic for them. - Sean McBride
Why should it be so intense and emotional for Annie, though? Are her close friends PEPs, or what? - WJones
She hasn't been very transparent or forthcoming about that question, which has been directly addressed to her several times. - Sean McBride
How would you reword my main question to make it as clear as possible? - WJones
WJones. Give it up. There is no way you could phrase the question that will get you an answer. What I would suggest is that when wondering about PEPS, books on pasychopathology are more likely to provide you with an answer. Besides, why or how would Annie know any more than you do? She is not a PEP, after all, and isn't a member of the tribe. As for Mooser, he knows where he stands and... more... - Danaa
I'll hazard a guess and say that you asking the questions on MW may be seen as a double sword. Since the only good answer is psychological in origin, rather than political or religious or even ideological, providing it for you, the obvious answer, would only mean trouble. So, people will either state things as they are (as I do and a few others) or they'll skirt it in rder to avoid a... more... - Danaa
The other thing I'm wondering about, as I said above - why are you asking Annie? and why are you not addressing my answer(s) - which I provided several times over? stated differently, what's so difficult to understand when you are dealing with members of a culty? ever tried to have a debate with jeohova Witnesses? Jewish lib zios and right wing zios are much the same as the jehovah... more... - Danaa
Danaa, Your explanation that is that it's cult worship and self-identity wrapped up with it, a psychological problem. OK. - WJones
This time Annie repeated four times that it boils down to strong "familial" "programming" and that I should look up what "familial" means. It sounds like she is saying that it's a cultural issue. - WJones
WJ -- what Danna said -- I agree. No matter how you rephrase your questions on this issue, you are going to bang your head against the same irrational stone wall. - Sean McBride
Jones, when they talk about Palestine/Israel they almost want a different set of justice applied. Hophmi explained it once that until all the Jews are restored from the Holocaust he will continue being a fanatic. Also TokyoBK said (this year, but cant find the quote) how Jews in Israel need to feel safe and reassured, which basically supersedes Palestinian's right to self determination.... more... - Chu_
'In reality they suffer from a serious case of Israel-worship, which masks self-worship.' - right on danaa. How is it that you get it, but the other 99% of Israelis and American Zios don't? Must be the scientific analytical background I guess. I think you said you had decent parents also. - Chu_
Chu, I think that actually, many Israelis and American zios do exactly "get" it. They know where they are with the Israel issue and they know why their "hearts" are where they are. They know why they justify the murder of children and many are more than a little aware that there is a plan for a creeping ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. They know the Gazans suffer but their "hearts"... more... - Danaa
I "get" it for some of the reasons that Abigail, and Motti Peled and many other israelis and Stieglitz and 'repentant" american zios do. These reasons have much to do with a process where you find yourself looking at the tribe from the outside in. How each person came to leave the cult and try to undo the programming is, of course, unique to each of us. I wish Chu you were right, and... more... - Danaa
Danaa -- one is reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's [film; Rope; 1948] regarding the psychology in play in some instances. - Sean McBride
"tribal programming" -- noteworthy phrase -- which suggests the associated phrase "tribal deprogramming." - Sean McBride
That's a good analogy Sean. There are other analogies that are more disturbing. Like how did some of the known Nazis, who were otherwise "good" people who cared much for their own families, manage to all that aside when signing on to campaigns against Jews and other undesirables? Some of the answers to israel's collective mentality are found in the many psychological treatises written... more... - Danaa
Danaa -- we need much more scientific research into the psychological dynamics of group psychosis across all human groups -- it's a universal phenomenon, and incredibly dangerous. Human beings in the mass are capable of extreme sociopathic and psychopathic acts against other human groups. - Sean McBride
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President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment - http://www.jpost.com/Israel-...
President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment
"The time has come to honestly admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities’ conference on ‘From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other’." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Seriously, they aren't ever going to admit to the sick parts of Jewish culture and we have all seen that it isn't just confined to Jews in Israel, its been supported by Jews from around the world. Its bigger than just Israel. The nazis facing hanging for war crimes went to the gallows still doing their 'Heil Hitler" - American
Good that there is an emerging voice of moderation, but I think Israel is trending toward a darker path indefinitely. some things on Rivlan 1. supporter of minority rights in Israel 2. For 1 state solution 3. wishes to recognize the Armenian genocide. - Chu_
Sean McBride
Israeli Billionaire Asks Clinton to Run for President -- Arutz Sheva - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News...
Israeli Billionaire Asks Clinton to Run for President -- Arutz Sheva
"Haim Saban of Power Rangers fame asks for Hillary Clinton campaign announcement at his surprise 70th birthday party." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Israeli billionaire Haim Saban was thrown a surprise 70th birthday party by his wife Cheryl Saban on Saturday night, and he used the occasion to call on former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run in the 2016 presidential elections." - Sean McBride
"The surprise party at a residence Saban owns in Los Angeles featured 220 guests, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, singer Barbara Streisand, and other famous personalities and leading business owners, reports Yedioth Aharonoth." - Sean McBride
"Clinton spoke at the party, thanking Saban for "his great contributions to the relations between Israel and the United States."" - Sean McBride
"Saban responded by saying "I would be happy, madam, if you would announce on my birthday that you will run for the presidency of the United States." Clinton responded with a smile, deferring from making such an announcement." - Sean McBride
"The billionaire, who is worth an estimated $3 billion, has reportedly promised to donate "as much as needed" to get Clinton elected." - Sean McBride
It would be interesting to see the full guest list. - Sean McBride
# A few members of the liberal Zionist wing of the Israel lobby mentioned: 1. Barbra Streisand 2. Cheryl Saban 3. Haim Saban 4. Hillary Clinton 5. Tony Blair - Sean McBride
The true powers behind the throne at the Democratic Party. - Sean McBride
6. George Soros - Chu_
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Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
30 years, tops, before humans are banned from driving on most public U.S. roadways In urban areas. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Possibly sooner. - Sean McBride
many many decades. - Brian Johns
Cars individual transportation modules may themselves be banned long before "driverless" cars become even a blip on the radar much less human operators banned Please See aircraft and locomotives et al - WarLord
The article brings up a valid point. It may be more about legal and ethical issues than technical ones. Besides, I want to see a driverless vehicle drive me to work in winter time with snow and ice covered roads through four foot snow drifts without clear visual references as to where the road actually is. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
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# accusers of antisemitism
1. Abraham Foxman 2. ADL 3. Alan Dershowitz 4. Ari Shavit 5. Atlas Shrugs 6. Benjamin Netanyahu 7. Caroline Glick 8. Commentary Magazine 9. Daniel Greenfield 10. Daniel Pipes 11. David Horowitz 12. Einat Wilf 13. Elie Wiesel 14. Frontpage Magazine 15. James Kirchick 16. Jamie Glazov 17. Jeffrey Goldberg 18. John Podhoretz 19. Lee Smith 20. Leon Wieseltier 21. Mark Oppenheimer 22. Martin Peretz 23. Matti Friedman 24. Melanie Phillips 25. Michael Rubin 26. Mike Huckabee 27. Naftali Bennett 28. New Republic 29. Pamela Geller 30. Richard Perle 31. Robert Wistrich 32. Shmuley Boteach 33. Simon Wiesenthal Center 34. Tablet Magazine 35. William Kristol - Sean McBride
Nothing does more to inflame real antisemitism than false accusations of antisemitism. - Sean McBride
HOWEVER: if you are boiling over with violent rage towards "the Jews" -- all of them -- and have no interest in any other aspects of the world -- you may in fact be a real antisemite. /understatement - Sean McBride
Atzmon thinks that Jewish culture is very closed and that it explains Israeli nationalism. Max Blumenthal, Adam Horowitz and others respond that Atzmon is anti-semitic. Is their position that criticizing Jewish culture and connecting it with nationalism is anti-semitic? - WJones
I would love to see an online discussion about these issues between Gilad Atzmon on the one side and Max Blumenthal, Adam Horowitz and Phil Weiss on the other. I am not sure that Max, Adam and Phil possess the confidence to undertake such a debate. - Sean McBride
Sure, Atzmon could write to the signers of the petition against him and invite them to a debate over whether he is A-S. But I don't think it would go anywhere. I think that the debate boils down to what I wrote in the last paragraph, except that Atzmon's detractors are not going to lay it out that way- they are not going to say that considering Jewish culture to have a closed mentality is anti-semitic, right? However, I think that their debate would (and does) basically revolve around that issue. - WJones
They cant even win that debate with MW commenters. There is no such thing as 'inherent anti semitism' , there is no such thing as inherited hatred of blacks--there is no hate 'gene'. And there is no such thing as being persecuted 1001 times for 21 centuries by e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e without at least once bringing some of it yourself. Both of these fallacies are 'learned' and 'taught.' - American
So far, from my perspective, they have been vague and evasive on these issues -- not substantive and rational. Atzmon is a no-nonsense straight shooter and fairly serious thinker. - Sean McBride
Highly recommended on this subject: [book; Bernard Lazare; Antisemitism: Its History and Causes; 1894 https://www.marxists.org/referen...] - Sean McBride
I need to pull together some key Bernard Lazare quotes. - Sean McBride
If you are wound-up, messianic, chauvinistic, belligerent, xenophobic and paranoid about your ethnic identity, you will provoke strong pushback -- this is basic human nature. There is nothing mysterious about it -- nothing could be more predictable. - Sean McBride
Bernard Lazare: "If this hostility, this repugnance had been shown towards the Jews at one time or in one country only, it would be easy to account for the local causes of this sentiment. But this race has been the object of hatred with all the nations amidst whom it ever settled. Inasmuch as the enemies of the Jews belonged to divers races, as they dwelled far apart from one another,... more... - Sean McBride
A controversial quote, to say the least, and one that I neither embrace nor condemn. What I would like to see are some strong arguments making the case that that passage doesn't make sense or is irrational. It certainly appears to be sensible on its face. - Sean McBride
Any party that keeps running into the same pattern of conflict in every time and place all around the world probably bears some responsibility for what is going on. The argument that everyone in the world but that party is solely to blame doesn't make much sense. - Sean McBride
I read the Bernard Lazare link material you posted the other day. I think he's honest up to a point in admitting to Jewish cultural faults. What I didnt admire was he then tried to "justify" bad Jewish traits like greed and deception toward goys by saying basically Jews had 'no choice' because of their ghettorized condition. Which was really like going full circle back to saying... more... - American
Its bit of the pilpul again. Set up the faults of the collective. But maintain the 'core' truth that the collective is what others made, not what Jews made it. - American
I haven't read the second half of Lazare's book yet -- I will later this week. I can't comment until then. - Sean McBride
I dont think that Lazare quote is controversial at all......its totally logical and rational. Much like the question I just posted---what do you say to someone who believes that there exist a 'group of humans' who never transgressed against another group and were always persecuted for no reason every time. No such humans exist on earth. - American
Can you imagine if, say, Andrew Sullivan were as obsessed about Irish nationalist issues as, say, Jeffrey Goldberg is about Jewish nationalist issues? Would Goldberg quickly come to feel that Sullivan is a tiresome and obnoxious human being? Especially in the *American* context? - Sean McBride
The main point: obsessive-compulsive ethnic nationalists like Jeffrey Goldberg bear a large responsibility -- arguably the primary responsibility -- for the ethnic conflicts in which they find themselves endlessly embroiled. Once again, this is a psychological issue -- a psychological problem. People like Goldberg have no perspective on their own behavior. They are always wailing away on the other -- on their eternal enemies. - Sean McBride
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Many leading Jewish Zionists keep insisting that Israel and Zionism represent Judaism and "the Jews" -- all of them.
They are pushing the most inflammatory antisemitic trope in the book. - Sean McBride
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# mastering any domain -- the key building blocks
1. articles 2. books 3. charts 4. dates 5. events 6. experts 7. facts 8. forums 9. funders 10. lists 11. meetings 12. organizations 13. photos 14. projects 15. statistics 16. tables 17. thought leaders 18. trends 19. triples 20. triplestores 21. vanguard groups 22. videos 23. websites - Sean McBride
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Using semantic triples to collect, organize and analyze data on 9/11 {o; *object; *property; *value}
# o; 9/11; *; * 1. article 2. blog 3. blogger 4. book 5. book author 6. category 7. charge 8. date 9. documentary 10. expert 11. fact 12. forum 13. Google search 14. list 15. mailing list 16. note 17. organization 18. photo 19. question 20. quote 21. skeptic 22. topic 23. video 24. website - Sean McBride
And a timeline view of the subject: - Sean McBride
# timeline; 9/11; *date; *property; *value 0. property 1. article 2. book 3. documentary 4. event 5. photo 6. quote 7. video - Sean McBride
The 9/11 official story makes less sense in October 2014 than it ever has. - Sean McBride
You can develop your entire knowledge of any domain in a single plain text list of semantic assertions that is easy to edit, browse, filter, search and sort. - Sean McBride
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Anti-semitism charge is increasingly being leveled against Israel’s mainstream critics - http://mondoweiss.net/2014...
From Naftali Bennett to Ari Shavit to Matti Friedman, Israelis are slinging the anti-Semitism charge against western media and leaders who express criticism of Israel.
# c; accused of antisemitism; * 1. American media 2. Barack Obama 3. Chuck Hagel 4. European governments 5. Europeans 6. Human Rights Watch 7. Jack Straw 8. Javier Bardem 9. John Kerry 10. John Mearsheimer 11. Kenneth Roth 12. liberal Protestants 13. Mondoweiss 14. Penelope Cruz 15. Philip Weiss 16. Stephen Walt 17. the nations 18. the West 19. the world 20. United Nations 21. US government 22. US State Department 23. world media - Sean McBride
The world is out of sync with Israel -- Israel isn't out of sync with the world. It all makes sense if your head is wired a certain way. - Sean McBride
# c; accuser of antisemitism; * 1. Ari Shavit 2. David Horowitz 3. Einat Wilf 4. Mark Oppenheimer 5. Matti Friedman 6. Mike Huckabee 7. Naftali Bennett 8. Shmuley Boteach - Sean McBride
Which group seems more sane: the accused or the accusers? - Sean McBride
If your life revolves entirely around messianic and xenophobic ethnic nationalism, you may not be entirely sane. - Sean McBride
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c; *person1/*person2 shared affiliation c; *person1/*person2 shared associate c; *person1/*person2 shared... http://tmblr.co/ZucQby1TS3Hzu
# category; *person1/*person2 shared * 1. affiliation 2. associate 3. association 4. category 5. dislike 6. employer 7. Facebook friend 8. Facebook like 9. family member 10. favorite * 11. friend 12. Friendfeed like 13. Friendfeed subscriber 14. Friendfeed subscription 15. hot button 16. interest 17. like 18. mentor 19. professor 20. publisher 21. school 22. teacher 23. Twitter favorite 24. Twitter followee 25. Twitter follower 26. Twitter retweet - Sean McBride
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