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calendar   Tuesday - August 20, 2013

caught in the act.  a few bmews regulars taking in art appreciation

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/20/2013 at 06:39 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 19, 2013

For The Birds

I woke early one morning,
The earth lay cool and still
When suddenly a tiny bird
Perched on my window sill.

He sang a song so lovely
So carefree and so gay,
That slowly all my troubles
Began to slip away.

He sang of far off places
Of laughter and of fun,
It seemed his very trilling,
brought up the morning sun.

I stirred beneath the covers
Crept slowly out of bed,
Then gently shut the window
And crushed his effin’ head.

I’m not a morning person.

Reporting in from Mom’s ... so we’re eating lunch at the dining table, and a little bird lands on top of the window A/C and looks in on us. We’ve always been bird aware here, knowing our finches from our towhees, our warblers from our vireos. But this little fellow we’ve never seen before. OF COURSE I don’t have a picture. He was only there for a second or three, then flew off. But for a small to medium sized small songbird (5"-9", sparrow-ish), this fellow was quite distinctive. He was here and gone so fast that I can’t even describe his overall color, other than this it wasn’t notable. But he had a strong, short, conical bill like finches and cardinals. Except that it was brightly colored, yellowish orange. And he had a red Mohawk. A crest, though it seemed a rather thin one just a single feather wide on the top of his hea. Cardinals and similar birds have a thicker crest; they appear to have nearly pointy heads when seen straight on.
My view was so short that I can’t tell you his body color, although black and white like most of the little woodpeckers could have been. All I had time to notice was the short seed-buster colored conical bill, and the thin but bright red crest that was a very strong contrast to the color of the rest of his head.

We do get blow-ins. Vagrants, accidentals. Birds that shouldn’t be here. And sometimes people catch songbirds and keep them in a cage and later they get loose.

We looked through all our bird books - and in my family, the bird books go back for generations - and found very little. Online, the closest thing I could find was an “illegal Mexican”, the Desert Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia. A bird more than 2,000 miles out of his natural range. Don’t know. Maybe mom will keep a sharper eye out from now on and get a better look some other day.

Thin red crest. Yellow-orange conical bill. Songbird. Who knows?

We’ve no idea.

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Pyrrhuloxia, from South of the Border
Red crest, colored beak, insanely far from home

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Cassin’s Finch, a Rocky Mountain resident
Some bit of a red crest, many younger birds have colored beaks.
This guy is only 2,000 miles out of his range if he’s here


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Purple finch is from around here, but has more of a head ruff than a crest. And the ruff isn’t high contrast
compared to the rest of his head. And he’s purple, not bright red.

UPDATE: never mind. It’s a young cardinal. They start out rather gray/olive colored, and the red comes in a bit at a time. We saw him again this morning, and had a better look. His crest is still thin, but it’s bright red, and while he’s still growing, he’s cardinal shape. Hardly a bit of red on him anywhere else.
Hey, it’s tough trying to ID juvenile birds.

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I wonder if cardinals have named stages of development, the way we had names for the ripening of tomatoes back when I worked in the grocery store: green, breakers, turning, pink, red.

A cardinal. Crivens. Common as mud. Nothing to see here, move along.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2013 at 12:47 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - August 18, 2013

women can damn well do whatever they make their minds up to do.

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I’d never suggest they can’t do, sometimes I question the why?  Answer of course is cos they may want to.  And they are capable.
However, I never thought the idea of women on ships and soon subs I understand, is a great idea.  You may want to go into an area (if male) that is reserved for women only.  Like, a ladies changing room.  But your wanting to do that doesn’t mean you belong there.  And that’s how I see women aboard naval ships. But I’m not on about that. Just use it as an example of things I either don’t care for (not that it matters) or are not used to.  Things that aren’t a part of my experience or are so new to me that I don’t know how I am to react.

Which brings me to trumpets and other brass instruments.  It just seems so masculine.  I’m not implying that a lady should not do that. It just isn’t a part of my experience and so it’s rather a shock to see a girl with a horn.  All of my influence has been ppl like Bix, Harry James, Bunny Berrigan, Taft Jordan, Roy Eldridge etc. All males.  Never even occurred to me that a girl would want to play a trumpet. 

Anyway, what started all this was a tiny photo on the inside cover of a wkend magazine.  I might not have paid a lot of attention because the photo was like postage stamp size.  A small postage stamp.  But the name.  That caught my attention cos I didn’t believe it could be a name but was possibly an ad of some kind.
But no.  She is from Norway and her name is ....


TINE THING HELSETH
and in Norwegian it is not pronounced exactly as you see the printed word. So I looked her up and then wondered about other ladies who played that instrument.  Welcome to the 21st century Peiper.

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WOW.  Who else?

CAMERON HANDEL
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CHRISTINE FAWSON

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I do recall however, a band I had thought was just novelty thing from the 30s .  I remember my mother mentioning them but I can’t recall in relation to anything specific.  The group was called Phil Spitalny and his All Girl Orchestra.  Also referred to in places as his Magical Queens.  The radio program was called The Hour of Charm.

And apparently the ladies were doin it in the 1920s.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/18/2013 at 06:06 AM   
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thing about guns and crime and stats

Away all day yesterday and so trying to catch up. BTW ... apologies to those and especially Lyndon for non replies to emails.
I only recently checked my mail and it was darn near full. Or looked it anyway.  As regulars here will have seen, my posting has not been up to the numbers I used to post.  Personal matters restrict my time quite a bit these days. 

So, I booted today to check things and read yesterday comments etc, and came across a link of some interest.

H/T Rich K for the LINK to this posted in comments.  I thought the article deserved posting here on our front page.  Not that most of you didn’t already know much of this.  I confess there are a couple of things I find a bit confusing, and will mention same at the end.


CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative

Written by Bob Adelmann

In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence,” along with 22 other “initiatives.” That study, subcontracted out to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, was completed in June and contained some surprises for the president.

Obama had announced at the beginning of the year his push for three major gun control initiatives — universal background checks, a ban on “assault weapons,” and a ban on “high-capacity” magazines — to prevent future mass shootings, no doubt hoping that the CDC study would oblige him by providing evidence that additional gun control measures were justified to reduce gun violence. On the contrary, that study refuted nearly all the standard anti-gun narrative and instead supported many of the positions taken by gun ownership supporters.

For example, the majority of gun-related deaths between 2000 and 2010 were due to suicide and not criminal violence:
Between the years 2000-2010 firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.


In addition, defensive use of guns “is a common occurrence,” according to the study:

Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.

Accidental deaths due to firearms has continued to fall as well, with “the number of unintentional deaths due to firearm-related incidents account[ing] for less than 1 percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010.”

Furthermore, the key finding the president was no doubt seeking — that more laws would result in less crime — was missing. The study said that “interventions,” such as background checks and restrictions on firearms and increased penalties for illegal gun use, showed “mixed” results, while “turn-in” programs “are ineffective” in reducing crime. The study noted that most criminals obtained their guns in the underground economy — from friends, family members, or gang members — well outside any influence from gun controls on legitimate gun owners.

Also, the report noted that mass shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut, have declined and “account for a very small fraction of all firearm-related deaths.”

There was one startling conclusion which, taken at face value, seemed to give the president what he was looking for. The study reported that “the U.S. rate of firearm-related homicide is higher than that of any other industrialized country: 19.5 times higher than the rates in other high-income countries.” However, Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute, produced a map that compared gun violence rates in the major metropolitan areas of the country to rates of foreign countries. As Graham Noble of Guardian Express noted, “If one were to exclude figures for Illinois, California, New Jersey and Washington, DC, the homicide rate in the United States would be in line with any other country.” These areas, of course, are noted for the most restrictive gun laws in the country, thus negating any opportunity for the president to celebrate the report’s findings.

The current report from the CDC echoed findings the CDC published back in 2003 that showed that suicides were responsible for 58 percent of all firearms-related deaths in 2000. Also noted is that back in 2003 Americans owned an estimated 192 million firearms, while today that number is estimated to be closer to 300 million, an increase of more than 55 percent.

Said the CDC back in 2003, “Evidence was insufficient to determine the effectiveness of any of these laws” (Emphasis added.):

Bans on specified firearms or ammunition,

Restrictions on firearm acquisition,

Waiting periods for firearm acquisition,

Firearm registration and licensing of owners, and

Zero tolerance for firearms in schools.

mass shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut, have declined and “account for a very small fraction of all firearm-related deaths.”

Whoa hang on a minute.  Someone has to explain this one to me, cos it just seems like a weird and pointless statistic. What have I missed or misunderstood?
Newton was so darn recent, there can’t have been enough time to make that statement a statistic.  OK, I suppose technically since there has not been another mass school killing you might stretch the point.  But wouldn’t you need a lot more time ?  If there’s been “insufficient evidence” (based on events I’d assume) that the CDC uses in one set of examples, then surely there is insufficient evidence with regard to the above example I have questions about.

Also ... re. waiting periods.  Is a waiting period a bad thing? Or, does it work for the common good?  I’m going on the assumption that this is in regard to waiting while a buyer is checked out as not being on a crime list, like someone recently out of jail for a serious crime.  And there seem to be lots of those guys roaming about based on what I read daily.

The following isn’t anything new to most here.  I got it at Wikipedia.

The Colt AR-15 is a lightweight, 5.56 mm, magazine-fed, air cooled, semi-automatic rifle, with a rotating-lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation. It is manufactured with the extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials.

The AR-15 was first built by ArmaLite as an assault rifle for the United States armed forces.[8] Because of financial problems, ArmaLite sold the AR-15 design to Colt. After modifications (Most notably: the charging handle was re-located from under the carrying handle like AR-10 to the rear of the receiver), the new redesigned rifle was subsequently adopted as the M16 Rifle.[9] Colt then started selling the semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle as the Colt AR-15 for civilian sales in 1963 and the term has been used to refer to semiautomatic-only versions of the rifle since then.[10] Although the name “AR-15” remains a Colt registered trademark, variants of the firearm are independently made, modified and sold under various names by multiple manufacturers.

The AR-15 comes in many sizes and has many options, depending on the manufacturer. The part shown bottom center is the lower receiver with pistol grip and trigger assembly. Under U.S. law the lower alone is the component legally considered the “firearm”.

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I really didn’t know that. I always assumed the whole thing was taken as a unit and was a “firearm”.  So I guess I learned something new.
Over here, you could probably be arrested for just having the top part.

Hmmmm. I guess I’d need both parts to delete the neighbor’s dog. Wonder if I could ...... whoops. Never mind. 
Actually, been quiet last month as they’ve been away for summer holiday.  Been awhile.  They are I was informed, on a tour in India and other places.
Maybe they’ll get nailed over there in a riot or some other welcomed disaster.  Hey, there isn’t much except hope. Have to cling to that. For awhile.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/18/2013 at 04:12 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 17, 2013

Weekend Getaway

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder ...

No, nothing that exciting. But I am going to go spend a few days at my mom’s and help them get some things done. So I won’t be posting much at all, if at all.

Not sure what I’ll be doing, but I think there’s some heavy lifting and a fish tank or two involved. Plus other stuff.

I’m taking my poison sprayer, just in case. Because bugs.

So here’s a bit of fun traveling music from waaaay back when. Good grief, I think that’s even an Ortofon turntable in the video.





Now the last think I wanted was to get in a fight
In Jackson, Mississippi, on a Saturday night
‘Specially when there was three of them and only one of me
But they all started laughin’ and I felt kinda sick
And I knew I’d better think of something pretty quick
So, I just reached out and kicked old “Green Teeth” right in the knee
Now, he let out a yell that would curl your hair
But before he could move I grabbed me a chair
And said, “Watch him folks, ‘cause he’s a thoroughly dangerous man
Well, you may not know it, but this man’s a spy
He’s an undercover agent for the FBI
And he’s been sent down here to infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan”

He was still bent over, holdin’ on to his knee
But everybody else was lookin’ at and listenin’ to me
And I laid it on thicker and heavier as I went
I said, “Would you believe this man has gone as far
As tearin’ Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars
And he voted for George McGovern for president?
Well, he’s a friend of those long-haired, hippie-type pinko fags
And I’ll bet you he’s even got a commie flag
Tacked up on the wall inside of his garage!
He’s a snake in the grass, I’ll tell you guys
He may look dumb, but that’s just a disguise
He’s a mastermind in the ways of espionage


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2013 at 10:13 AM   
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Sacrosanct Reality Check

Remember how in Gulf War II our troops were never allowed to fire on mosques, even when being fired on from them? How these places were sacrosanct, sanctified holy ground? How ... shee-it, there were even holy CITIES that were pretty much off limits? Day-um, if I believed the TV news back then, I would have thought the name of the place was The Holy City of Kumstain. Or whatever it was called.

Well, guess what happens when it’s muzzie vs. muzzie and the battle moves to a mosque? Yup, you got it in one. They don’t hesitate for a heartbeat, because their culture does not imbue these buildings with the power and respect that the West gives to churches and synagogs. It’s just a building to them. Which is why they’ve been used as weapons caches, terrorist redoubts and planning centers, etc, since the day before forever. Read The Haj. It’s in there. So wise up already.



Egypt: Gunfire Exchanged At Besieged Mosque

Security forces storm a Cairo mosque and drag out supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood after hours of peaceful negotiations fail.

Egyptian TV footage showed gunmen firing from inside the minaret of the al Fath mosque in Ramses Square - moments after images emerged of tear gas canisters being thrown at protesters inside the building.

Witnesses said tear gas was fired into the mosque prayer room to flush out protesters, who refused to leave the premises.

Pictures also showed soldiers dragging the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi out of the building.

The fresh violence flared after hours of negotiations between the two sides - and news that Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi had proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood and that the idea was being considered by the government.

It also emerged that Mohamed al Zawahri - brother of al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahri - had been arrested in Egypt for supporting Mr Morsi.

An Egyptian presidential spokesman said the country was facing “war by the forces of extremism” and vowed to “confront terrorism through security measures”.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters had barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight, which was turned into a makeshift field hospital for the wounded and a morgue for some of those killed in the protests.

Witnesses say that Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of Islamist supporters of the country’s ousted president barricaded inside.

Local journalist Shaimaa Awad told The Associated Press on Saturday that security forces rounded up supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi inside al-Fatah mosque, located in Cairo’s central Ramses Square.

The sound of gunfire could be heard in the background.

Egypt’s official news agency MENA reported that gunmen opened fire on security forces from the mosque’s minaret. Local television stations broadcast live footage of soldiers firing assault rifles at the minaret.

Security forces in armored personnel carriers surrounded the mosque and appeared to be firing automatic weapons from their vehicles. It was not apparent to a reporter on the ground that protestors in the mosque were firing back, contrary to government arguments that supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were armed and committing terrorist acts that needed to be squashed by state security forces, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The mosque served as a field hospital and morgue following clashes Friday in the area. At least 400 protesters barricaded themselves inside overnight out of fears of being beaten by vigilante mobs or being arrested by authorities.

Police had been earlier negotiating with some protesters inside, promising them safe passage if they left, but they were then reportedly lynched by civilian groups as they fled.

Ah yes, that good old compassionate Islam.

Wake up.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/17/2013 at 09:56 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 16, 2013

A nice hot tea

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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2013 at 05:45 PM   
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Heinous Murder Trial Underway

The trial began earlier this week for Mona Yvette Nelson, accused of killing Jonathon Foster. Foster was killed on Christmas Eve, 2010.

The trial is in Texas, in front of a judge. By the defendant’s own wishes. No jury. It is expected to last about two weeks.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.

The case is not getting much media attention. Which figures, because if the races of the deceased and his accused were reversed, this story would be 100 times bigger than the Trayvon thing. 1000 times.

And the rest of the story is simply too gruesome to tell here above the fold.

This is the most perverse hate crime you’ve ever never heard of. Which is why it isn’t being called a hate crime at all.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2013 at 02:53 PM   
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Sounds Like A No Brainer To Me

The other kind of no-brainer. Not the one that’s a dead easy decision. The one that’s caused by having no brain.


Obama Dithers As Egypt Burns
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As Egypt descends into chaos, President Obama is facing increasing criticism that an “incoherent” policy toward the country—much like U.S. policy toward Syria—is putting U.S. money and influence on the line without a clear end-game.

The Obama administration claims to be staying neutral in the violent confrontation between the military-backed government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. More than 600 people have been killed so far across the country.

“America cannot determine the future of Egypt,” Obama said Thursday, in brief remarks from Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s vacationing, as he appealed for calm and condemned the violence.

Yet the administration is sending mixed signals. While the president directly spoke out against the military-backed government on Thursday—and canceled upcoming joint military exercises—the U.S. has refused to label Morsi’s ouster a coup. That means, under U.S. law, the administration can continue to send $1.5 billion in annual aid to the Egyptian government.

The mixed signals raise concern that the U.S. is simply breeding distrust on both sides.

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“While President Obama ‘condemns the violence in Egypt,’ his administration continues to send billions of taxpayer dollars to help pay for it,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in a statement on Thursday.

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under the George W. Bush administration, called the current policy “completely incoherent.”

“You can’t have your press secretary say ... that this is up for Egyptians to answer, and then try and get in the middle of it,” Bolton said.

Yeah, well, this isn’t exactly something new. Didn’t we hear that same fiddle playing in Iraq? Seems to me we’ve heard it over here any number of times as well.

Yup, when it’s time to choose sides, when it’s time to make a real decision, up or down, friend or foe, black or white, Obama votes “present”. As usual.

Hey, I know what! Let’s send John Effin’ Kerry over there. He’s our Secretary of State. He can solve this, I’m sure. He served in Vietnam you know.

At least 638 people were confirmed killed and nearly 4,000 wounded in Wednesday’s violence, sparked when riot police backed by armored vehicles, snipers and bulldozers smashed the two sit-ins in Cairo where ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s supporters had been camped out for six weeks to demand his reinstatement.

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President Barack Obama canceled joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, although he gave no indication that the U.S. planned to cut off its $1.3 billion in annual military aid to the country. The U.S. administration has avoided declaring Morsi’s ouster a coup, which would force it to suspend the military aid.

“While we want to sustain our relationship with Egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back,” Obama said, speaking from his weeklong vacation in Massachusetts.

Egypt’s interim government issued a late night statement saying the country is facing “terrorist actions targeting government and vital institutions” by “violent militant groups.” The statement expressed “sadness” for the killings of Egyptians and pledged to work on restoring law and order.

The statement also warned that Obama’s position “while it’s not based on facts can empower the violent militant groups and encourage them in its anti-stability discourse.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2013 at 07:21 AM   
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daniel seaman …. lets have three cheers and three cheers more for

When I first came across this today, I just knew I HAD to post it. All of it.

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Mr. Daniel Seaman I would bet ya, but not 100% certain, may be an American originally.  I mean after all, who but one of us would express himself quite this way?

“Go take a flying ****” Who but one of us would think of ‘F’ and flying?  Hey, say what you will but that’s my kind of spokesman.  I want him for president.

How many times have we wished that one of our politicians would just come right out and tell someone to get bent.

Well, even if it was on Facebook, Mr. Seaman did just that.

In fact, not satisfied with once, he told off some folks a few times. 

Bmews, I am pleased to introduce you to Daniel Seaman.  Who looks a tiny bit like Christopher Walken.

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Israeli spin doctor silenced over Facebook posts

An Israeli government spin doctor has been barred from speaking out in public after a series of vitriolic diatribes on Facebook that included an attack on the Church of Scotland and condemnation of memorials honouring the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb victims.

By Robert Tait, Jerusalem

The official gagging order has been imposed on Daniel Seaman, outgoing deputy director of the now-defunct ministry of public diplomacy and dispora affairs, after his comments drew the attention of the Japanese embassy in Tel Aviv.

It means he will be unable to speak or write on Israel’s behalf as he prepares to move to the office of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, as head of the interactive media unit, a job whose remit involves commenting on foreign affairs.

Mr Netanyahu’s administration acted after Japanese diplomats contactedIsrael’s foreign minister to ask if Mr Seaman’s August 8 Facebook comment on Japan reflected Israeli government policy.

The post argued that victims of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were being remembered at the expense of those who died under Japanese military occupation.

“I am sick of the Japanese, of the Japanese, “Human Rights” and “Peace” groups the world over holding their annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims,” Mr Seaman wrote. “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression. You reap what you sow…

“Instead, they should be commemorating the estimated 50 million Chinese, Korean and other victims of Japanese imperial aggression and genocide - not to mention nearly 120,000 Allied military casualties who fought to defeat the genocidal Japanese. These are who deserve to be and should be remembered this week.”

It was the latest in a series of robust comments left by Mr Seaman on Facebook, Haaretz newspaper reported.

He attacked the Church of Scotland in May over a report which suggested that Jews had no divine claim to the land of historic Palestine.

He wrote:

“The Church of Scotland? The Calvinist, Presbytarian [sic] Church of Scotland? Why do you think we give a flyin F*** what you have to say?”

On July 22, he lambasted the EU’s decision to label the military wing of Hizbollah, the Lebanese Shia organisation, as a terrorist group “half-assed” because it made a distinction with its political wing.

At the start of the Muslim holy festival of Ramadan on July 9, he wrote:

“Does the commencement of the fast of the Ramadan mean that Muslims will stop eating each other during the daytime?”

Another post on May 26, referred to comments by Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, that Israel had a duty to return to its pre-1967 borders.

“Is there a diplomatic way of saying ‘Go F*** yourself?’” Mr Seaman wrote.

In a statement, the prime minister’s office said: “These comments are not acceptable and definitely do not express the positions of the state of Israel.”
Israeli officials declined to say if Mr Seaman might be sacked but indicated that further disciplinary proceeding were afoot.

“For someone who up till now has worked in public affairs to be told that he cannot do this any more, and that’s before any process that might or might not happen, well that’s an important step,” one government insider said.

Mr Seaman, a member of Mr Netanyahu’s Right-wing Likud party, is a former head of Israel’s government press office, when he was noted for his often confrontational relationships with foreign correspondents covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

SOURCE, TELEGRAPH WORLD NEWS

Lets have three cheers for Mr. Seaman and three cheers more.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/16/2013 at 06:51 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 15, 2013

promises made and promises broken

The Brits have found this as well and it could be too late now.  I guess time will tell.  An interesting development over here last couple of days. Angela Merkel,
the German chancellor, has raised Conservative hopes for David Cameron’s European policy.  She has publicly said she supports Cameron in views that some things need changing, new agreements and more freedom for local control.  Don’t be fooled people.  The power in Europe these days are the German banks and Merkel has also said while she understands the Brit position, and tends to lean towards Cameron’s views, she also says that she won’t go so far as to turn away from the EU if forced to make a choice between him and the EU.

Another very important thing many here recognize and if I did and I’m foreign there are many Brits who also know.
This could be an attempt to soften the public and firm up Cameron’s pro EU camp within the conservative party. AND .... it could be a way to derail any promised referendum on membership in the EU.  Which lots of citizens here want.

If you watch the video here, just pretend it isn’t Denmark being spoken about, but Gt.Britain. Because it all applies here.

H/T http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.co.uk/

MEP Morten Messerschmidts critical documentary about the EU: “False promises and lies”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2013 at 01:31 PM   
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stupid in australia as everywhere else where pc rules the day.

Take a look at a photo of pure evil.

There is NO reason in all the world why this monster should be accorded any rights or recognized as anyone worthy of any kind of consideration.

However, in an upside down world where all are equal and all are automatically ‘entitled’ to various rights, what else would you expect?

Well, I suppose it shows us that the Australian system of ‘justice’ is just as misguided as anywhere else in the west, and just as pc and just as stupid.

Monster who smashed newborn daughter to death then chopped her body into pieces is given £1,700 ($2,656) compensation because he wasn’t fed halal in jail

Raymond Akhtar Ali was wrongly told in jail that halal meat was unavailable

Former butcher killed his newborn daughter and dismembered her body

Aktar Ali killed the baby to hide infidelity with his employee from his wife

By Olivia Williams

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A ‘monster’ who smashed his new-born baby daughter against a wall and chopped up her body before burying her, has been awarded £1700 because he was not fed halal food in jail.

Despite the outrage that has followed the revelation, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said today that prisoners had to be treated ‘humanely and appropriately’ and he would not attempt to stop them suing prisons. 

Former butcher Raymond Akhtar Ali, 60, complained to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal after being fed a vegetarian diet for four months, instead of specially-prepared halal meat in accordance with his religious beliefs.

The state’s attorney-general, Jarrod Bleijie, describing Ali as a ‘monster’, said he had ordered urgent legal advice about appealing the decision to pay the money, which the killer will be able to access if he is granted parole next year.

Ali complained that he had been fed a vegetarian diet for four months while being held in prison instead of halal food which needs to be blessed, slaughtered, cooked and stored in accordance with strict rules.

Miss Ann Fitzpatrick, a member of the Tribunal, found in Ali’s favour because he had to eat vegetables and not halal meat, the Courier Mail newspaper reported today.

In 2000 that Ali was found guilty of the gruesome murder of his newborn daughter while the baby’s mother, Amanda Blackwell, 22, was found guilty of manslaughter.

The court learned that she had become Ali’s virtual ‘sex slave’ while working in his halal butcher’s shop. Although he was married at the time, she became pregnant with his child.

Minutes after she secretly gave birth, Ali killed the baby girl.

Outraged Australians responded online to the compensation decision.

‘That guy should have been hung by the neck,’ wrote one woman.

‘That creature is the personification of evil,’ wrote Rob Greer, ‘and an Australian court of law rewards him.’

STUPID IN AUSTRALIA


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/15/2013 at 12:39 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 14, 2013

armoured police vehicle was pushed off a bridge by protestors in Cairo today. PHOTOS

I’m not certain about the time difference in some places in the USA when I see this stuff.  I guess you may have already seen it all on TV. Depending on what time zone you’re in.
Anyway ....  I thought this worth posting.  I couldn’t help thinking if this kind of thing was impossible here in the west.  How bad will things get before it does?
Chilling to think about.

Tons and tons of full screen photos at the link although quite a few are duplicates.

Horrifying moment Egyptian protestors pushed an armoured police van 50ft off a bridge before officers were stoned by mob

The van was pushed off the 6th of October Bridge in the Egyptian capital of Cairo during clashes

After it landed, protesters attacked it and threw stones at the wreckage while under fire from police

Not clear how many people were on board or their injuries although reports claim on Twitter that five died

149 people have died across country after security forces raided camps set up by ousted Morsi supporters

Sky cameraman Mick Deane, a 61 year old father of two, was shot and killed as he reported on the violence

By BECKY EVANS

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This is the horrifying moment an armoured police vehicle was pushed off a bridge by protestors in Cairo today. 

Video footage shows the van plunging off the 6th October Bridge before demonstrators attacked the wreckage. It is not known if how many people were on board and how many people survived the fall, but disturbing images shows bloodied men lying around the van moments afterwards.

Unconfirmed reports claimed five officers were killed. As violence across the capital escalated, Egypt announced a month-long state of emergency across the nation on state TV from 2pm. More than 1,400 people have been injured nationwide and the government said 149 were dead.

One of those was Sky cameraman Mick Deane, who was covering clashes between security forces and protectors, was shot dead this morning. Mr Deane, 61, who was married with two sons, was with Middle East correspondent Sam Kiley when he was shot.

Meanwhile Egypt’s vice president and pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei resigned in protest at the raids saying he would not be held responsible for a ‘single drop of blood’.

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SOME TEXT BUT MOSTLY PHOTOS. SOURCE, DAILY MAIL

FRIDAY 16 AUGUST UPDATE

New footage shows driver of armoured car ‘pushed off bridge’ by angry Egyptian protesters actually reversed over the edge

NEW VIDEO SHOWS CAR BACKING UP


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/14/2013 at 01:19 PM   
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Oh, NOW They Can Ask?

Same Old Trope Trotted Out

For Republicans Only, As Usual

CNN: Is Ted Cruz a Natural Born Citizen????




The media is the enemy, in case you hadn’t noticed.
OTOH, WTH can’t the GOP find a likely candidate born in Ohio, with married parents, and married grandparents, all of whom were born here AND live here? They’re just begging for it, it seems.


CNN’s Athena Jones investigates if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. CNN says the “natural-born citizen” question is dogging Cruz. For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.

WOLF BLITZER: He’s taken the Senate by storm stirring up controversy and ruffling feathers on both sides of the aisle in his first months on the job. For that Ted Cruz is a Tea Party favorite already generating lots of buzz about the 2016 race for the White House. However, the question isn’t only will he run, but can he run under the U.S. Constitution?

CNN’s Athena Jones is joining us now. She’s been looking into this.

Athena, so what’s going on with Senator Ted Cruz and his eligibility potential to become one day president of the United States?

ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Wolf. The big question here is whether Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen.

I spoke with several constitutional law experts about this today. And all of them believe that Cruz is. But it’s important to know the Constitution doesn’t define who is a natural-born citizen. And those are the only people eligible to run for president. Also I should add the Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue. (The Situation Room, August 13, 2013)

Yeah, she’s right, they never have ruled on this ... except for the half dozen cases where they have ruled on this. Idiot.

And all the experts say “sod off, he’s fine, go find a real news story”. So who is dogging who, dawg?

If Cruz has citizens for parents, then he is natural born, regardless of where his mother happened to be when she gave birth to him. The exact same hue and cry was raised - TWICE - over John McCain. And yet that halfrican Kenyan sumbitch, clearly not “natural” under the laws in place when he was born ... nobody asks, sealed records, and all anyone has ever seen are forged birth certificates and meaningless notices of live birth. So stop asking!! Even Ann Coulter says you’re crazy, you lunatic Birther you!! RACIST!!  RAAAAACIST!!!!!!


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