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New Saudi King Named In 9/11 Suits - -
"President Obama should think before bowing to Saudi Arabia's new king in his Tuesday visit. King Salman has a history of funding al-Qaida, and his son has been accused of knowing in advance about the 9/11 attacks." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Jane Doe #3 Swears She Had Sex with Dershowitz | The American Lawyer -
Jane Doe #3 Swears She Had Sex with Dershowitz | The American Lawyer
Article requires registration to view. - Raccko
Not for me -- the full article pops up without registration, In any case, the same information is available on numerous other sites. - Sean McBride
Dershowitz, by attacking Virginia Roberts, only seems to have succeeded in further inflaming her rage against him. - Sean McBride
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Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll: How the Beloved Author’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil | Brain Pickings -
Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll: How the Beloved Author’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil | Brain Pickings
"“If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"If the Letter is to be in answer to another, begin by getting out that other letter and reading it through, in order to refresh your memory, as to what it is you have to answer… A great deal of the bad writing in the world comes simply from writing too quickly." - Sean McBride
"When you have written a letter that you feel may possibly irritate your friend, however necessary you may have felt it to so express yourself, put it aside till the next day. Then read it over again, and fancy it addressed to yourself. This will often lead to your writing it all over again, taking out a lot of the vinegar and pepper, and putting in honey instead, and thus making a much more palatable dish of it!" - Sean McBride
"Don’t try to have the last word! How many a controversy would be nipped in the bud, if each was anxious to let the other have the last word! Never mind how telling a rejoinder you leave unuttered: never mind your friend’s supposing that you are silent from lack of anything to say: let the thing drop, as soon as it is possible without discourtesy: remember “speech is silvern, but silence is golden”!" - Sean McBride
"Don’t repeat yourself. When once you have said your say, fully and clearly, on a certain point, and have failed to convince your friend, drop that subject: to repeat your arguments, all over again, will simply lead to his doing the same; and so you will go on, like a Circulating Decimal. Did you ever know a Circulating Decimal come to an end?" - Sean McBride
Finally uninstalled WinZip ($$) bloat ware in favor of 7-Zip. Only 1/100th of the size, and much, much quicker. No hidden toolbars, ads.
Smart decision. - Sean McBride
Had a paid version of WinZip from ages ago, but a few upgrade cycles back they suddenly stopped recognizing that and wanted $$ for each upgrade. #fail - Nils Sandin
What's the advantage of WinZip over the native ZIP interface in Windows nowadays? I know that 7-Zip is capable of handling formats other than ZIP, but was WinZip able to do so, too? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I was going to ask the same question: what's the OS functionality lacking? - Walt Crawford
My software can use it to archive projects at the end of the day, it has support for WinZip built in. - Stephan from iPhone
What gets me is this: I am a paying customer, this is not free software. But it installed some toolbar along with it. Plus it forces a context sensitive menu item as advertisement for more software. Plus, version 19 started to load all sorts of modules such that it took 30 seconds on average to start. In comparison, 7-zip compresses the entire project in less than 6 seconds (~12MB... more... - Stephan from iPhone
Is there a way to access the Windows compression via a command line? - Stephan from iPhone
Sort of maybe I haven't tested this don't blame me if it doesn't work: - Walt Crawford
Bookmarked, I'll experiment with that Monday. Thanks for the link. - Stephan from iPhone
I am still using the free copy of WinRar 3.51 that they gave away back in 2005. Was also using Winzip 9 (I refused to pay again to upgrade) until I moved to Win7. Couldn't get it to work right, which was disappointing. For a long time I was extracting archives with WinRar, and using WinZip to create archives from the Explorer context menu, when distribution was intended (I don't believe... more... - April Russo
7-zip lets you configure that from the file manager tools menu. - Stephan from iPhone
I just checked on that and remembered why I could not change it. Everything I do throws an error. - April Russo
I'm sure you are aware but the system wide settings require admin privileges. - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan, years ago now I wrote a batch script for doing backups centered around the 7zip command line interface. In case it's useful: - Micah
Thanks, Micah! - Stephan from iPhone
I believe this one uses the built in zipping capabilities in Windows, and the config file for it will probably give you a really good hint as to how to do something similar from other apps. - April Russo
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odrive | Your folder to everything online -
odrive | Your folder to everything online
"Access all your apps in one place -- Photo albums on Facebook? Files on Dropbox? Projects on Google Drive? odrive links to different apps and turns them into a folder for you. Now you don't need to login and launch a dozen apps just to get to your stuff!" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Pro-Israel activists need to worry about the cumulative blowback and payback from all the people around the world they have abused, attacked, bullied, harassed, insulted, provoked and threatened for the last half century.
# including, but certainly not limited to 1. Americans 2. Arabs 3. Brits 4. Democrats 5. Egyptians 6. Europeans 7. French 8. Germans 9. Greeks 10. Iranians 11. Iraqis 12. Irish 13. Lebanese 14. liberal Jews 15. Lutherans 16. mainstream Christians 17. Muslims 18. Norwegians 19. Palestinians 20. Presbyterians 21. Roman Catholics 22. Russians 23. Swedes 24. Syrians 25. Turks - Sean McBride
Pro-Israel activists often seem to be going out of their way to pick as many ugly arguments with the world as possible. What energizes and unites them is their stance of defiance and belligerence towards nearly everyone outside their narrow messianic ethno-religious nationalist cult. - Sean McBride
If Zionism were a rational political ideology, this crisis wouldn't have developed -- and Israel would have achieved a stable relationship with its neighbors decades ago. - Sean McBride
Their credo: "I am at war with my enemies, therefore I am." - Sean McBride
What perfectly exemplifies this situation: Benjamin Netanyahu (the prime minister of Israel) going out of his way to provoke, humiliate and alienate Barack Obama (the president of the United States). The psychological issues here seem to be not idiosyncratic, but grounded in Zionist culture as a whole -- particularly Torah-based Zionism. - Sean McBride
I am sympathetic to contrarian psychology -- I am rather an instinctive contrarian myself -- but sometimes you need to know when to pull back from the brink. - Sean McBride
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The victory of Syriza in Greece 'bad news for Israel' -
The victory of Syriza in Greece 'bad news for Israel'
"Alexis Tsipras, whose party Syriza won general elections in Greece on Sunday, stated last year during a rally in Athens that ‘’the world should make every possible effort so that Israel ends its criminal attack and brutality against Palestinians.’’" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Unexpected critics pan GOP/Netanyahu gambit | MSNBC -
Unexpected critics pan GOP/Netanyahu gambit | MSNBC
"Lisa Goldman, the director of the Israel-Palestine Initiative at the New America Foundation, noting the on-air Fox News discussion, wrote, “After watching this I think Bibi [Netanyahu] and [Israeli ambassador to the US Ron] Dermer might have finally gone too far. They miscalculated the American Zeitgeist and didn’t realize that when a foreign power, even a favorite ally, shows a lack of respect for US institutions, a red line has been crossed.”" - Sean McBride
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Pro-Israel militants, including the Israeli prime minister, are leading the charge to destroy America's first black president.
The political/cultural optics here couldn't be worse. - Sean McBride
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Shimon Peres, apologize for Israel's enablement of the Rwandan and Serbian genocides - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz -
Shimon Peres, apologize for Israel's enablement of the Rwandan and Serbian genocides - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz
"It is still not too late to admit theses crimes, that will be remembered forever, were committed in the name of the citizens of Israel." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"You approved the transfer of arms from the State of Israel – and not only through arms dealers – to Rwanda, and the Serbia of Slobodan Miloševic and the Serbian forces while the genocide was in progress. The whole world knew about it in real time, and both of you also definitely knew. Attorney Itai Mack and I have been working to uncover the facts about the arms deals that were carried... more... - Sean McBride
"On May 22, 1994, at the height of the genocide in Rwanda, in which the rate of killing was the fastest in history (about a million people in 100 days!), and after weapons shipments had already left Israel with your approval and that of Prime Minister Rabin, the government released a statement: “The government of Israel is shocked at the genocide taking place in Rwanda, and the killing... more... - Sean McBride
"You are also directly responsible for that cynical and shameful statement. Perhaps you should have written: “The Jewish people, who have experienced the bitterest of events, the Nazi Holocaust, and its country, the State of Israel, cannot remain indifferent to the horrors in Rwanda, and so we are sending weapons to the murderers.”" - Sean McBride
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Jewish leaders call for Europe-wide legislation outlawing antisemitism | World news | The Guardian -
Jewish leaders call for Europe-wide legislation outlawing antisemitism | World news | The Guardian
"The proposal would outlaw antisemitism as well as criminalising a host of other activities deemed to be violating fundamental rights on specious religious, cultural, ethnic and gender grounds. These would include banning the burqa, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, polygamy, denial of the Holocaust and genocide generally, criminalising xenophobia, and creating a new crime of “group libel” – public defamation of ethnic, cultural or religious groups. Women’s and gay rights would also be covered. The proposed legislation would also curb, in the wake of the Paris attacks, freedom of expression on grounds of tolerance and in the interests of security." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Amid acute European angst over multiculturalism, fundamentalist violence perpetrated on alleged religious grounds and the response of the state, the call for uniform rules across Europe is to be initiated this week in Prague at events commemorating the Holocaust and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. “There’s a real threat of another Jewish exodus from Europe,” Moshe... more... - Sean McBride
"The organisers are particularly keen to see Britain enact legislation, similar to that in Germany or Austria, criminalising Holocaust denial. “We very much regret this is not done by Britain,” he said." - Sean McBride
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Neocons Dig in to Bomb-Bomb Iran (Paul R. Pillar, Consortiumnews)
"America’s neocons remain determined to sink nuclear talks with Iran, even seeking help from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to reopen the path to bomb-bomb-bomb Iran and reassert a direct U.S. combat role in the Mideast. But that doesn’t serve U.S. interests, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar." - Sean McBride
"With the exception of Sen. Robert Menendez (who has alienated himself from the President by wanting not only Iran but also Cuba to be in pariahdom forever), the deal-killing campaign has increasingly taken on an all-Republican flavor. That makes all the more obvious how, in addition to the other motivations behind the campaign, it has become a partisan endeavor to deny Mr. Obama a foreign policy achievement." - Sean McBride
"People also recognize that it is an indignity for the People’s House if a foreign leader is to use it as a prop to berate the host country’s policies as well as to try to score points with his voters in his own country in an election just a couple of weeks after he is scheduled to speak. He would be using Congress as a prop just as he used as a prop a cartoon drawing of a bomb — which... more... - Sean McBride
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One-third of Germans: Israeli and Nazi policies similar | Jewish Telegraphic Agency -
"More than one-third of Germans equated Israeli policies toward the Palestinians with Nazi policies towards the Jews, a new study found." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"In addition, 48 percent of respondents held a negative view of Israel, including a majority of those 18 to 29. Overall, 36 percent of Germans viewed Israel favorably. Regarding the Holocaust, 58 percent of Germans said it was time to put the past behind them, while 38 percent disagreed." - Sean McBride
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Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice - -
Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice -
"A young Israeli soldier, fresh from the front, bluntly recounts the orders from above. “They never said, ‘Leave no one alive,’ but they said, ‘Show no mercy,’ ” he explains. “The brigade commander said to kill as many as possible.” Another recalls encountering Arabs on rooftops. “They’re civilians — should I kill them or not?” he asks himself. “I didn’t even think about it. Just kill! Kill everyone you see.” And a third makes it personal: “All of us — Avinoam, Zvika, Yitzhaki — we’re not murderers. In the war, we all became murderers.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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The speech which may silence Netanyahu | Middle East Eye -
"By going to the Congress against Obama's will, Netanyahu hopes to gain friends in America and voters in Israel. He might lose both." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Rand Paul Confronts Rubio And Cruz: 'Are You Ready To Send Ground Troops Into Iran?' | ThinkProgress -
Rand Paul Confronts Rubio And Cruz: 'Are You Ready To Send Ground Troops Into Iran?' | ThinkProgress
"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) broke ties with his fellow Republicans on Saturday and reiterated his support for the international negotiations aimed at stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. “I’m a big fan of trying the diplomatic option as long as we can,” Paul said during a presidential forum organized by Freedom Partners, a group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch. “I do think diplomacy is better than war.”" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Sean McBride 70 years after Auschwitz liberation, 48% of Germans hold 'poor' opinion of Israel
Apropos nothing in particular, just interesting (from WolframAlpha): - Sean McBride
1. continent: Israel (Asia), Germany (Europe) 2. education: Israel (rank 15), Germany (rank 9) 3. living standards: Israel (rank 31), Germany (rank 17) 4. GDP per capita: Israel (rank 38), Germany (rank 27) 5. Gini index: Israel (rank 107), Germany (rank 23) - Sean McBride
[WolframAlpha; compare Israel, Germany] - Sean McBride
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MJ Rosenberg: Israel's ambassador to US, Ron Dermer (R-FL) says Obama can f--k himself. We are doing God's work on #Iran.
Judaism > Zionism (holy, sacred, etc.) - Sean McBride
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What Happens When You Combine IoT and Deep Learning?
"Eugenio Culurciello, co-Founder of TeraDeep, wants to give vision to machines. TeraDeep, described by Gigom as “straddling the intersection of two very big trends — deep learning and the internet of things”, provides high-performance computing solutions for real-time complex-data analytics. Their solutions are a clever combination of machine-learning algorithms, cloud-intelligence software, custom system-on-a-chip, special embedded computers and server-side devices." - Sean McBride
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McDonough’s Absurd Israel Claim | The American Conservative (Daniel Larison) - http://www.theamericanconserva...
McDonough’s Absurd Israel Claim | The American Conservative (Daniel Larison)
"It is nonsense to claim that the relationship with Israel is the “most important” one that the U.S. has. This isn’t some technically false statement. It is preposterous. Israel is a small client state that doesn’t contribute very much and doesn’t do much to help advance U.S. interests anywhere. There are dozens of international relationships that the U.S. has that are more important than this one, starting with our treaty allies and closest neighbors. Even if we grant that flattery of this kind is sometimes needed in diplomacy, there is really no excuse for indulging in such over-the-top dishonesty. It is definitely the wrong way to talk about a bilateral relationship when the government of the other country is going out of its way to undermine and sabotage a major U.S. diplomatic initiative." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"No wonder the head of Israel’s government believes he can do whatever he wants in his dealings with the U.S. A top administration official is praising the relationship between our governments as “the most important” in the world just days after the head of their government effectively “spat” in the administration’s face (to use the word of another administration official). The “price”... more... - Sean McBride
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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran deal dangerous for the world, will allow production of dozens of nukes - Israel News - Jerusalem Post -
Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran deal dangerous for the world, will allow production of dozens of nukes - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
"The deal under negotiation between the six world powers and Iran would still leave it the capacity to produce dozens of nuclear bombs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday. The agreement that is emerging now between the P5+1 countries - the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany - and Iran is unacceptable to Israel, Netanyahu said." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
So Israel is confident that it can impose its will on the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, Germany and Iran. - Sean McBride
Netanyahu's Speech would be Unconstitutional
"The current situation replays the events of 1793. Netanyahu presumably believes (probably correctly) that Congress is more sympathetic to his nation’s predicament than is the President, and that by appealing directly to Congress he can pressure the President into a more favorable policy. However, as Jefferson explained to Genet, the President is the channel of communication between the... more... - Sean McBride
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"It's an astounding development. It means Netanyahu's norm-breaking behavior and decision to subordinate Israel-US ties to his reelection campaign have managed to overcome - at least in certain cases - Democratic senators' usual unwillingness to get outflanked to the right on security issues tied to Israel. The level of affront is almost unprecedented: we now know that Israeli Ambassador Dermer - a primary architect of the effort to align Israel around the GOP and himself a former Republican political operative - met with Secretary Kerry for several hours the day before the Netanyahu speech was announced and never mentioned it to Kerry. In almost any other case, such bad faith and duplicity would lead a host country to ask that an ambassador be withdrawn." - Sean McBride
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Assad: Israel operates as al-Qaeda's air force | The Times of Israel -
Assad: Israel operates as al-Qaeda's air force | The Times of Israel
"Syrian president says Israeli airstrikes benefiting radical extremists in raging civil war, set to enter its 5th year" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Syrian President Bashar Assad claimed that Israel operates as al-Qaeda’s air force in the war-torn country, undermining his rule by supporting the rebels, including the extremists among them." - Sean McBride
"“It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army,” he said in an excerpted interview in Foreign Affairs, previewed Sunday. “That’s why some in Syria joke, how can you say that al Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force.” The full interview is set to be published Monday." - Sean McBride
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When Will Benjamin Netanyahu Finally Go Too Far? | Mother Jones (Kevin Drum) -
When Will Benjamin Netanyahu Finally Go Too Far? | Mother Jones (Kevin Drum)
"I keep wondering if it's ever possible for Benjamin Netanyahu to go too far. He's treated President Obama with truly astonishing levels of contempt and disdain for nearly his entire tenure, and he's done it in the apparent belief that his political support in the US is so strong and so bipartisan that he'll never be held to account for it. And so far he hasn't been." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Political Sabotage over a Deal with Iran - -
"Although the Obama administration has dedicated itself to multilateral diplomacy with Iran, it has been under constant pressure from Congress. Powerful American legislators, influential lobby groups and the Israeli prime minister have repeatedly called for increased economic pressure on Iran to extract further concessions. Not only does this contradict America’s interest in maintaining the freeze on Iran’s nuclear program, but it also devalues the agreement brokered between Iran and France, Britain, Russia, China, America and Germany." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Rob Lowe hits out at White House decision not to meet Israeli leader. -
"Actor Rob Lowe has hit out after United States President Barack Obama met with a YouTube star but declined to have a face-to-face with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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Bibi Netanyahu-AKA 'The Republican Senator From Israel'-May Have Made A Fatal Political Mistake -
"It turns out, the plan to have the Israeli Prime Minister speak to Congress, without first discussing with the White House, was the brainchild of Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer who has, for weeks now, been endorsing the re-election of Bibi Netanyahu on American television programs despite explicit Israeli Civil Service regulations prohibiting him from doing so." - Sean McBride
"Seeking to damage any American President by helping a foreign leader embarrass our own leader can never be considered something that is best for the nation. And that is simply the truth no matter what your political persuasion or your feelings about the current occupant of the Oval Office." - Sean McBride
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The Israeli government and the Israel lobby are trying to box Americans into a corner in which they will have no choice but to use nuclear weapons against Iran and the entire Muslim world.
# their main tools 1. "Judeo-Christian" propaganda themes 2. AIPAC 3. black ops, false flag ops and incitement 4. Christian Zionists 5. Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 6. Democratic Party 7. Jewish religious establishment 8. liberal Zionists 9. mainstream media 10. military-industrial complex 11. pro-Israel billionaires 12. Republican Party - Sean McBride
They will quite likely succeed in achieving their objectives. - Sean McBride
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FNC's Chris Wallace: Netanyahu "Wicked", "Malicious" for "Sneaking Up" on Obama's Back | The American Spectator -
Spoken on Fox News. - Sean McBride
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