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Paul Buchheit
In the future, history will be divided into "Before Like" and "After Like" ;) http://blog.friendfeed.com/2007...
...1 minute ago...? *checks calendar*...ummm... Hi, Paul! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hey Paul (: - Ozgur Demir from iPhone
Has Paul turned back time and Saved Friendfeed? I knew he was smart! - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Time is an illusion, or something like that. - Paul Buchheit
It's wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Hello, Paul! - LB needs a break. from Android
Like - Micah from FFHound!
that blog post is an historic treasure - Laura Norvig
I've got an idea for the global handling of likes and dislikes across the entire Internet and all social media platforms -- one which provides complete control to each individual user in a single file that they can edit and update at will. - Sean McBride
Hello, Goodbye *sniffles* - Laura Norvig
Hey, Paul, for what it’s worth: thanks for everything. - Akiva
Thanks Paul - Ashish
MPFF
White House will go after AIPAC next — Newsweek - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
As the Iran talks go to the wire, we can only marvel at the political fireworks we are seeing. Newsweek follows up on the the Wall Street Journal report that Israel was spying on the US talks and leaking details to friendly members of congress. “I’m betting there are going to be some willing leakers now about stories such as AIPAC’s operations against Congress,” a former US intelligence operative predicts.
“The fact that there is such manipulation of our institutions by a so-called ally must be exposed, and the ‘useful idiots’ in [the U.S.] government who toe the Likud line will someday be looked back upon as men and women who sacrificed the U.S. national interest for a foreign ideology—Likud right-wing Zionism,” the operative said, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the... more... - Sean McBride
"MJ Rosenberg echoes my own opinion of Obama right now. He’s risen to the occasion: Stop saying #BarackObama is not gutsy. First president to smash mouth #israel and its lobby since 1956!" - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
A few key advantages of Facebook over Friendfeed
1. Access to many more high-quality feeds with valuable content. - Sean McBride
2. A first-rate smartphone app. - Sean McBride
3. Post comments with multiple paragraphs. - Sean McBride
4. Post full articles (use it as a blog). - Sean McBride
5. Save items of interest directly on Facebook. - Sean McBride
6. Facebook uses smart algorithms to prioritize your news feed items by global and personal importance. - Sean McBride
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Facebook is useful
This morning I noticed valuable new Facebook posts from +972 Magazine, Council for the National Interest, Gareth Porter, Guardian, Haaretz, Ian Bremmer, Juan Cole, Middle East Monitor, Mondoweiss, Pat Lang, Richard Silverstein, Times of Israel and Tony Karon - Sean McBride
What you can do with the posts: comment, like, save, share. - Sean McBride
I don't know much about the alternatives, Sean, but have you seen this? "NSA and Facebook Work Together." http://www.globalresearch.ca/nsa-and... "Edward Snowden had earlier revealed that the NSA’s notorious PRISM program had provided access to a number of US tech companies and social media services, including Facebook. Facebook, Apple and Google have argued... more... - weareone
I wouldnt touch Facebook with a 10 foot pole. Anything on Facebook related to FP you can get from following the right twitters and right FP sites. - American
I still can't understand the attraction to Facebook, either. - weareone
NSA and several other agencies have full access to most of the public and private Internet, with or without the cooperation of Internet companies and services -- they are able to intercept data that is transmitted between endpoints without control of any assets at the endpoints. So you are not gaining any significant privacy by avoiding Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other major... more... - Sean McBride
Even Glenn Greenwald is active on Facebook -- and he knows the score. [Facebook: Glenn Greenwald https://www.facebook.com/glenn...] - Sean McBride
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Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate Minority Leader - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate Minority Leader - The Washington Post
This is all about Israel and control of the Democratic Party and the US Congress by the Israel lobby. - Sean McBride
Schumer: I'm on a Mission From God (to Be Israel's Guardian in Senate) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rose... - Sean McBride
Harry Reid one of biggest israeli whores ever. You should read the 'love letter' he wrote to his jewish chief of staff---telling him he would be nothing without him and so on---it will make you vomit. Reid is a very stupid, timid, little man who needs a baby sitter to feel safe and function and the jews have been his baby sitters. - American
What American politicians have learned is that befriending the Israel lobby is all upside and no downside from the standpoint of personal careerism -- and that alienating the lobby is all downside and no upside. You've got to go along to get along. - Sean McBride
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By alienating Congressional Black Caucus, Netanyahu may have helped Obama get Iran deal - Diplomacy and Defense - Israel News | Haaretz - http://www.haaretz.com/news...
By alienating Congressional Black Caucus, Netanyahu may have helped Obama get Iran deal - Diplomacy and Defense - Israel News | Haaretz
"The antipathy of African-American members of the United States Congress, known collectively as the Congressional Black Caucus, towards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could prevent Congress from blocking a nuclear deal with Iran, Newsweek reported on Friday. The article, by veteran correspondent Jonathan Broder, quoted a congressional aide as saying “the Congressional Black Caucus is gone,” referring to its support for Israel under Netanyahu." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Republicans, in Shift, Demand Lockstep Support for Israel - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
"When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago. But the instant backlash from fellow Republicans that prompted Jeb Bush, the son of Mr. Baker’s best friend, to distance himself underscored just how much their party has changed on the issue of Israel. Where past Republican leaders had their disagreements with Israel, today’s Republicans have made support for the Jewish state an inviolable litmus test for anyone aspiring to national office." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, the liberal pro-Israel advocacy organization that hosted Mr. Baker at its convention in Washington this week, said the Republican Party had grown more radical, leaving behind the former secretary of state and others like Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser under the first President George Bush, and Colin L. Powell,... more... - Sean McBride
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The United States should recognize the state of Palestine - The Washington Post (Matthew Duss and Michael A. Cohen) - http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinion...
The United States should recognize the state of Palestine - The Washington Post (Matthew Duss and Michael A. Cohen)
"This is not about punishing Israel; it’s about advancing U.S. national security. Recognizing Palestine would, by helping the two-state cause, address a key source of resentment toward the United States, making it easier for American policymakers to pursue other priorities in the Middle East, such as preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon, defeating the Islamic State and strengthening regional security partnerships. It would ease dealings with governments in Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which often agree with Israel’s regional strategy but revile its treatment of Palestinians. It would signal to the Israelis — and their neighbors — that the United States will act in its own interests, even when those interests conflict with a close ally’s views. And it would strengthen the Jewish homeland’s security (a long-standing U.S. national interest), as many in Israel’s security establishment understand. " - Sean McBride
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MJ Rosenberg: Jodi Rudoren, Times correspondent in Israel, has decided that she is all in with Netanyahu not USA. http://mondoweiss.net/2015... https://twitter.com/MJayRos...
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As it turns out, many liberals are really right-wing extremists and racists. And many of them are also Israeli patriots first, last and everything in between. Can they explain themselves? No. But they are hilarious when they try to. - Sean McBride
The minds of liberal Zionists are tied up in complex knots that most of them will never untangle -- and they seem to have little trouble living with their blatant self-contradictions. - Sean McBride
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The World of 2020 According to DARPA - Defense One - http://www.defenseone.com/technol...
The World of 2020 According to DARPA - Defense One
"The research agency is making underwater robots that can sleep for years and other robots that can fix satellites in space. Space" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Mark Levin: Obama Is The 'Greatest Threat' To Israeli Jews Since 1930s - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewir...
Mark Levin: Obama Is The 'Greatest Threat' To Israeli Jews Since 1930s
"Conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday said that President Obama is the "greatest threat" to Jews in Israel "since the 1930s." "Barack Obama, as a result of this and the other things he’s doing, including arming up the Islamonazis in Tehran, is the greatest threat the Jews face — not in this country but in Israel — since the 1930s," he said on "The Mark Levin Show."" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
See the comments: Mark Levin has a talent for inciting hate -- against himself and his cause. - Sean McBride
MPFF
Emails show Missouri museum canceled ‘Ferguson to Palestine’ event under pressure from Jewish group - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
The Missouri History Museum canceled a presentation on Ferguson and Palestine after being pressured by a local Jewish group to remove the Palestine part, emails released by Jewish Voice for Peace disclose.
timeline; pro-Israel attacks on free speech; * - Sean McBride
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America Loses No Matter Who Wins the Next Great Middle East War - The Daily Beast - http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...
America Loses No Matter Who Wins the Next Great Middle East War - The Daily Beast
"A cataclysmic war is taking shape in Yemen, one that pits nearly all of Washington’s key allies in the Middle East against Iran and its proxies in a fight that could quickly spin out of control." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"A Saudi-led bombing campaign already has begun and troops from Egypt and some other countries may soon intervene on the ground. All of this was done, according to a Saudi source who is part of the inner circle in Riyadh, without significant American involvement. “We have done this on our own,” this source told The Daily Beast. While the U.S. has a handful of people in a Saudi... more... - Sean McBride
In other news, Saudi Arabia turns a recent Swedish critique of its human rights abuses into an assault on Islam. These guys have helped create a number of failed states in the last few years: Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan. If anything Saudi Arabia shares a large part in destabilizing civil cultures in many Muslim countries to protect their hold on power. The founders of the... more... - peacefly
Saudi Arabia is certainly not innocent, but I would be highly suspicious of this story and this source. The Daily Beast is owned by IAC whose chairman is Barry Diller, previously head of Fox Broadcasting. "All of this was done, according to a Saudi source who is part of the inner circle in Riyadh, without significant American involvement" according to the article; however Press TV... more... - weareone
Have these events ever occurred without US//Israeli involvement? I can't think of an example, so any article that states otherwise raises a red flag, for me. - weareone
If you want to be really afraid for the US start adding up..*' ' the US doesnt dictate to us any more" * clues coming from Europe. Specifically all our allies defying the US and joining China's World Bank which is in competition with the mostly US controlled World Bank organization. The US told them not to join and they did anyway...including Germany, which is Europe's largest economy.... more... - American
A plausible scenario: the Israel lobby will be blamed by Americans for the collapse of the United States as the world's leading superpower. The lobby has pushed policies that were good for Greater Israel but disastrous for America. And liberal Zionists at media outlets like the New York Times will be held as responsible for this mess as Likud Zionists. Could this backlash coincide with and blend in to a major outbreak of antisemitism? -- easily. - Sean McBride
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With the Internet, innovations anywhere in the world can now be instantly replicated everywhere in the world -- Singularity huge.
And the time between insight and execution keeps shrinking. - Sean McBride
Maitani
After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
"When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a new study that shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
""We are not recognizing words by quickly spelling them out or identifying parts of words, as some researchers have suggested. Instead, neurons in a small brain area remember how the whole word looks -- using what could be called a visual dictionary," he says." - Maitani
Even for German speakers? :) - Stephen Mack
Are you hinting at our famous long words such as Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitän or Blumentopferde? That's an interesting question, what happens when we read a compound word? I suppose we simultaneously see the whole word and identify the parts. Hm. - Maitani
Yup, that was what I was wondering. - Stephen Mack
You have compound words in English, too. - Maitani
Not nearly as long! Do long compounds generate a slideshow? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Based only on self-observation, I have the impression we take them in simultaneously. - Maitani
I'd like to learn more about this topic, if there are really differences in perceiving words/text between native speakers of different languages (I think there have to be), how we perceive compound words, if there are implications for teaching children/people to read. - Maitani
Btw, most of our compound words aren't as long as "Donaudampfschifffahrts....." (I suspect that one has intentionally been constructed for the purpose of demonstration). Two elements is absolutely common, three isn't unusual, but four often comes across as artificial or constructed ad hoc. The compounds that make it into the lexicon are the shorter ones. - Maitani
I definitely look at some Korean words as images. I them know on sight, especially verbs with the high honorific endings. I see -습니다 or -습니까 & immediately know I need to change my tone and what's a question or statement. To answer your question, with English, I can look at a whole word and just know. I rarely come across a word I don't know or, at least, can't figure out. With Spanish,... more... - Anika
Anika, I am not sure I understand what you mean by "block" in Korean. - Maitani
Are blocks something like letters, or combinations of letters? - Maitani
I think the 'skipping over' part is related to what we mean by a 'block' - and that this is closely related to reading difficulties some people have. When people 'jumble' words, skip over them, read them in the wrong order and/or don't find the meaning in them, there's evidence to suggest it's perceptual. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do you mean how in Hangul, the assemblages that look like single logograms are actually composed of multiple letters? - Victor Ganata
I think this phenomenon of chunking was tangentially touched upon by that meme where you could comprehend words just from the initial and final consonants even if the middle was scrambled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Victor Ganata
I think this is also part of the reason why certain English words have changed spelling drastically over the years while others have been well conserved. It frequently has nothing to do with actual phonetics and is often just about avoiding visual ambiguity. - Victor Ganata
This phenomenon of chunking is probably why spelling reform faces such difficulties in implementation. - Victor Ganata
Oh, sorry. Yes, each 'block' has 2 - 3 letters. Take 미국 The first 'block' is '미' and the second one is '국'. I immediately recognize '국' to mean soup, mix, or place/people. BTW, on the flip, Koreans like to shorten words mostly with syllabic abbreviation or just to their initial letters, which is terrible for a new learner. Also, the new trend of creating non-standard compound words is... more... - Anika
We learn new words by absorbing the totality of their associations and connections with other words, with particular pragmatic situations, with particular emotions, with particular sensory stimulation, etc. Words are embedded in many patterns across multiple dimensions of experience. And this is why the natural language understanding component of artificial intelligence is so difficult... more... - Sean McBride
Anika, thank you. Fascinating how they combine the words in such creative ways. :-) - Maitani
MPFF
I want my country back - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
Jodi Rudoren's advocacy piece for Benjamin Netanyahu against a "harsh...disrespectful... patronizing" President Obama might have been her application for an interview with the PM, but why did the Times run this assault on US policy at the top of the front page? The lobby is embedded in our political culture.
Apparently Mondoweiss has turned off notifications by email for new comments -- which makes new comments across multiple articles nearly impossible to follow efficiently. - Sean McBride
"I’ve never seen anything like this before: the top space of the newspaper turned over to a war- and fear-mongering foreign leader to undermine the US president." - Sean McBride
"But that’s garden-variety journalistic corruption, and the real offense of the piece is staggering. This is the journalistic equivalent of the Tom Cotton neocon letter: a foreign prime minister is given the top space in the New York Times to suggest again and again that Obama has gone off the rails. We are told that the president had “harsh” words for the prime minister and that the president has been “patronizing and disrespectful” to Israeli voters." - Sean McBride
"That’s what’s so mindboggling about the Times piece. The newspaper is once again lending its pages to aggressive Zionists. In the top spot, no less. To take on an American president in his foreign policy." - Sean McBride
"I always underestimated the strength of the Israel lobby. I didn’t want to extrapolate beyond what I’d seen before my eyes. But this piece suggests that the lobby is imbedded in the New York Times itself, that our leading newspaper sees it as its job to support Israel when the president is seeking to reassess his relationship with the country– supporting a rightwing racist foreign... more... - Sean McBride
Is there anyone involved in the US-Isr and Isr-Pal issue that doesnt understand the US press and media is under the domination of jewish -zio-dom? Not even worth wondering about---thats the way it is. You are looking at the exact conditions that existed in jewish dominated Weimar German society that made it easy for Hitler to arouse the population against the jews. Go to the JTA and read some more--its all there...dejavu,dejavu,dejavu----over and over. Never learn. - American
Many Zionists (both Jewish and Christian) are deliberately trying to provoke a Weimar moment with the United States (and the West in general) -- and they may well succeed. It's all part of the grand biblical/cabalistic narrative and master plan. - Sean McBride
"Is there anyone involved in the US-Isr and Isr-Pal issue that doesnt understand the US press and media is under the domination of jewish -zio-dom?" True, American---- which relates to the issue that was discussed on another thread about an article from Veterans Today. Who is credible and how does one determine credibility? Certainly most msm publications like the NYT and WaPo are... more... - weareone
The most interesting development here: the readership of the New York Times and Washington Post is in open revolt against those publications on Israeli issues. Monitoring the comments is fascinating. What must the ownership and management of the Times and Post be thinking? -- the flames are licking at their feet. - Sean McBride
WAO....agreed, there are so few sources that can be trusted. The msm definitely cant be trusted and I dont even trust anti israel sites to be totally accurate. There are some on the ground reporters like Fisk and others I trust and some analysts like Freeman and Walt and Cole. When it comes to Israel and the Jews I primilary trust 'past history'....as I said its all dejavu....one thing you cant question is 'a pattern' that has repeated itself exactly for 2000+ years. - American
"the readership of the New York Times and Washington Post is in open revolt against those publications on Israeli issues." Sean. Finally--it's taken long enough, but I doubt it will change anything. They'll probably just double down on the lies until the readership in non-existent. American, yes--- patterns can be very revealing. - weareone
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The GOP’s Playing Dangerous Politics with Israel - Rep. Steve Israel - POLITICO Magazine - http://www.politico.com/magazin...
The GOP’s Playing Dangerous Politics with Israel - Rep. Steve Israel - POLITICO Magazine
"Never before have I worried about the duel loyalty idiocy. Any Republican who now puts that on the table gives credibility to the notion." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Steve Israel is the perfect example of a jewish/congressional traitor to america. - American
Sean McBride
On learning new words
We learn new words by absorbing the totality of their associations and connections with other words, with particular pragmatic situations, with particular emotions, with particular sensory stimulation, etc. Words are embedded in many patterns across multiple dimensions of experience. And this is why the natural language understanding component of artificial intelligence is so difficult to solve. Words are the tip of a huge invisible iceberg. How does one make conscious and formally map out all that unconscious complexity? Make it computable? - Sean McBride
Is there a word for that? - Todd Hoff
Not one that rolls off the tip of my tongue. - Sean McBride
But there is a large sector of natural language that can be skimmed off and quickly mapped with algebraic and logical formalisms. - Sean McBride
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Court Accepts DOJ’s ‘State Secrets’ Claim to Protect Shadowy Neocons: a New Low https://firstlook.org/theinte...
Regarding UANI (United Against Nuclear Iran). - Sean McBride
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To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran - NYTimes.com (John R. Bolton) - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
In browsing through Readers' Picks in the New York Times comments, one sees a solid wall of opposition to John Bolton and to neocon agitation for a military attack on Iran. Opinion is unanimous. - Sean McBride
[o; John Bolton; category; * 1. AEI member 2. Bilderberg member 3. Bush 43 administration member 4. CFR member 5. Christian 6. Christian Zionist 7. Clash of Civilizations ringleader 8. CNP member 9. Federalist Society member 10. FIDF member 11. Fox News pundit 12. Gatestone Institute member 13. Global War on Terror ringleader 14. Greater Israel supporter 15. Iran War ringleader 16. Iraq... more... - Sean McBride
A few interesting datapoints to provide context for Bolton's views. - Sean McBride
Facebook comments on the Bolton article: https://www.facebook.com/nytopin... - Sean McBride
As you can see, there is a high level of activity going on at Facebook -- intense user engagement. - Sean McBride
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Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass" - The Hollywood Reporter - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race...
Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass" - The Hollywood Reporter
""We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," the mogul told the audience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's national tribute dinner, where he was introduced by friend and competitor Jeffrey Katzenberg as "a really nice Jewish boy."" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
They already are a mafia. How did the World Jewish Congress declaring war on Germany work out for them? There are 7 billion potential anti semites or resisters to Zio-Jewish-dom and only 13 million jews. Their hubris makes them stupid. - American
Haven't Mossad, Sayeret Matkal, Unit 8200 and similar agencies, operating globally with local help, been around for decades? - Sean McBride
"Kick these guys in the ass" suggests that more than fair and open political debate is on the menu. - Sean McBride
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I am going to miss FF -- posting and commenting here is clean, swift and effortless -- and new posts and comments from others are easy to follow on one page.
Facebook, Wordpress and Google+ really aren't competitive. - Sean McBride
The problems that members of this group ran into here are almost certainly the product of malicious hacking -- not of FF bugs. No one else on FF has reported these issues. - Sean McBride
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Leave Facebook if you don't want to be snooped on, warns EU | Technology | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Leave Facebook if you don't want to be snooped on, warns EU | Technology | The Guardian
"The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen’s data." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The European view on this. - Sean McBride
My question: on which major Internet service anywhere in the world do not a dozen or more intelligence services enjoy access to all public and private communications and activities? Please name it. - Sean McBride
MPFF
Israel spying scandal comes to light one week before Iran negotiation deadline - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
With less than a week before the March 31 deadline to finalize the outlines of a nuclear deal, the relative positions of Iran and the Western powers are coming into focus. Israel sees its regional nuclear monopoly hanging in the balance and has sent a national security delegation to Paris to influence the negotiations. Meanwhile, the nascent U.S.-Israel breach continues to widen, as anonymous White House sources accuse Benjamin Netanyahu of using information obtained through espionage to lobby Congress against a deal.
"But what really has the White House riled up is their belief that Team Netanyahu shared the resulting intelligence during briefings with American lawmakers and their aides. In addition to including classified information on the quantity and quality of centrifuges Iran could be able to keep, these briefings are said to have omitted accompanying concessions asked of Tehran, giving a... more... - Sean McBride
"Chemi Shalev, U.S. correspondent for Haaretz, suggested on Twitter that the relevant U.S. counterespionage efforts may have netted even more inflammatory information: “Lost in WSJ spy story: US knows what Netanyahu says in private about Palestinian statehood – AND ABOUT OBAMA.” The Journal story includes a threat of lasting repercussions for the special relationship: ‘“People feel... more... - Sean McBride
Danaa
Forget Facebook for a group. Why reward this terrible site after they shut down FF? I have no intention of even checking it out. Same with Google+ or yahoo groups. Find a non-US based medium is my advise. Oh, and I still can't comment.
I'll take a close look at any viable alternatives you suggest. The current options are less than optimal. - Sean McBride
Danaa -- why don't you set up a Wordpress blog for yourself for the time being? It's simple to do. If you do, I will subscribe to it -- and I am sure others will. It's a temporary fix. - Sean McBride
Why Facebook is difficult to ignore: [Everything you need to know about the changes coming to Facebook http://mashable.com/2015...] - Sean McBride
Cristo
2 weeks
Yeah :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*continues in the denial phase* - ellbeecee
Couldn't FB release FF to the world as open source? Or couldn't someone purchase it for a pittance? - Sean McBride
I am pretty sure part of the rationale for FB's purchase of FF (beyond acquiring the engineering talent and the technology) was to make sure that none of their competitors (Twitter, Apple, Google) bought FF to use to compete against FB. It's not in their interest to release the source or let it be acquired by someone else. - Stephen Mack
Good God -- no matter how hard I try to hypnotize myself into liking Facebook, I find it to be slow, turgid, unwieldy, clogged up, heavy, cluttered and messy. - Sean McBride
:'( - Anne Bouey
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On reconsideration, I would now recommend making a major investment in mastering all the ins and outs of Facebook and developing and fine-tuning your Facebook account.
The center of action on Facebook is your News Feed -- these are just a few of the valuable feeds I now follow: - Sean McBride
1. Ars Technica 2. BBC World News 3. Big Think 4. Council on Foreign Relations 5. DARPA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 6. Financial Times 7. Foreign Affairs 8. Foreign Policy 9. IEEE 10. Lifehacker 11. LiveScience 12. Mashable - Tech 13. mention 14. MIT Technology Review 15. National Geographic 16. New Scientist 17. NPR 18. On Point Radio 19. Phys.org 20. Science 21.... more... - Sean McBride
Facebook is a superb tool and resource. - Sean McBride
Regarding Mideast politics, there is a wealth of important feeds available to follow. - Sean McBride
A few of them: 1. Alison Weir 2. Antiwar.com 3. Consortiumnews.com 4. Council for the National Interest 5. Democracy Now! 6. Eric Margolis 7. Gareth Porter 8. Haaretz 9. Ilan Pappe 10. Jonathan Cook 11. Mondoweiss 12. Pat Lang 13. Richard Silverstein 14. Sheldon Richman 15. The Times of Israel 16. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 17. Tony Karon - Sean McBride
Be sure to check out the Facebook app for whatever smartphone OS you are using. - Sean McBride
And of course MPFB is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups... - Sean McBride
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Congress Totally Cool With Israel Spying on U.S. Officials Negotiating With Iran - The Daily Beast - http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...
Congress Totally Cool With Israel Spying on U.S. Officials Negotiating With Iran - The Daily Beast
Comment: "Does the entire U.S. Congress work for Israel and AIPAC? Israel will not rest until it gets the United States for fight a proxy war for it against Iran. Only Big Defense will profit from such a war. Israel doesn't want Iran to have a nuclear weapon because Israel wants to be the sole nuclear power in the Middle East." - Sean McBride
It would be fair to say at this point that the US Congress is an arm of the Israeli government -- which the Israeli government often uses to manipulate, work against and attack the American government. - Sean McBride
MPFF
The liberal Zionist lament: Joe Klein and Jodi Rudoren try to explain away Israeli racism - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
"We're not going to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem this morning," WNYC public radio host Brian Lehrer told listeners Monday at the close of his all-Jewish discussion with NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren and Time columnist Joe Klein about the Netanyahu victory aftermath. They might have come a little closer if his guests had included a Palestinian instead of two Zionists. Klein called Netanyahu's race-baiting Election Day speech "beyond tragic. It is shameful and embarrassing." Unknowingly, he nails it. For liberal Zionists, it's not the tragedy of generations of Palestinians exiled, slaughtered or marginalized because powerful outsiders claim their land—­it's the shame and embarrassment of those who have to reconcile their support for all of that with their liberal self-image.
"But Klein never reflects that the racism he frankly labels “dehumanizing” is essential to maintaining Jewish supremacy, that it’s been there the whole time, and that it far predates Israel’s founding." - Sean McBride
"On the Lehrer show, Rudoren acknowledged that some Palestinians and left-wing Israelis advocate “one person, one vote.” She even referenced “ethnocracy” and the phrase “from the river to the sea.” But with a derisive laugh, she said “I don’t see any of these [one state] models particularly working… I don’t think Israeli Jews basically want to live in some kind of melting-pot state... more... - Sean McBride
aiman: " “But with a derisive laugh, she said …” That stood out well. Liberal Zionists are malevolent when cornered. That’s because Bibi or not they are Zionists at the end of the day. The embarrassment’s all about self-image. Liberal Zionism sticks out sorely even in the old liberal colonial coats. They are the only class of tribal supremacists to get not just a pass but a mantle of... more... - Sean McBride
Sean McBride
Top White House official calls for end to '50-year occupation' | The Times of Israel - http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-whi...
Top White House official calls for end to '50-year occupation' | The Times of Israel
"White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israel’s “50-year occupation” and doubled down on the Obama administration’s critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
A related article by Ali Abunimah: "Is Obama really going to get tough with Israel?" http://electronicintifada.net/blogs... " if Obama were serious, the first step he would take is to halt the supplies of weapons that are used to occupy and murder Palestinians...It is late in Obama’s term for him to be considering minimal actions against... more... - weareone
Obama is going to have to do more than talk. It will take total sanctions and or military force on Isr to get them out of Palestine. Obama's problem is he doesnt trust white mainstream americans, has no faith they will back him----if he did he would take to the bully pulpit and lay it all out to the american people...with his emphasis being on 'american' unity and nationalism. I am sure... more... - American
"Obama is going to have to do more than talk." I agree and no doubt, as you say, the Zionists are using race, but Obama has no credibility with many Americans, for very good reasons, and he has rarely displayed the honesty required to do what you suggest. Would Americans even trust him, after so many false promises and lies? I tend to agree with Abunimah's skepticism. - weareone
'' Obama has no credibility with many Americans, for very good reasons'..wao).......I agree. Obama lost them imo by being totally 'unbalanced'. He has governed almost totally for minorities and fringes-- 'jews,..ie..victims, blacks, gays and immigrants--that has been his major concentration and its been glaringly obvious to americans. He had said he was going to make government 'look... more... - American
That's an interesting perspective, American. It seems that many minorities feel equally abandoned by Obama's policies. His appointments have been token, no different from Bush's in substance--perpetuation of the neocon/neoliberal agenda and many in the minority community are highly critical of Obama. Take a look at a few of the headlines from Black Agenda Report: "Why Barack Obama is... more... - weareone
I dont disagree with the black disappointment in Obama either....I'd have conversations with the black lady that has helped us out for decades..she doesnt think he' s approached the black poverty problem in the right way...she calls the liberal answer to it sticking a free milk bottle in their mouths to hush them up.....the basics of blacks have not improved. And those basics are all... more... - American
well, as you may have guessed, I'm kind of for unity, too. :) - weareone
lol....yes I sort of got that in 'wao'. wao is the only thing that works long term for a nation and for equality of people . Together we stand, divided we fall.---Hang together or hang separately. Why more people dont get that basic truth is beyond me. - American
beyond me, too. - weareone
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