Define Fringe

Why did David cut off the skirt of Saul's robe?

When David spared Saul's life, he took away evidence that he had him in his power: "Then David arose and stealthily cut off the skirt (hem) of Saul's robe" (1 Samuel 24:4). Why did David do this, and why did his conscience smite him for having done it? Was there some special significance in what he had done? In fact the act of cutting off the hem (fringe) of Saul's robe was of very great significance, which Saul was not slow to recognize. When the shouting began next day Saul said: "Now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand" (1 Sam. 24:10). David had robbed Saul of his status symbol, the fringe of his robe that identified him as king.

The hem of a Jew's garment was not, as in modern clothes, a simple fold of the cloth, sewn down to prevent the edge from fraying. It was a decorative feature which made a statement about the status and importance of the wearer. The people of other nearby nations also had this custom. In texts found in Mesopotamia, references indicate that the removal of the fringe of a man's garment was the equivalent of removing part of his personality. To cut off the hem of a wife's garment was regarded as divorcing her. Tablets have been found with the impression of a fringe as the mark of the individual, a personal seal or signature.

Thus the hem or fringe of a garment indicated the rank or personality of the wearer. It will be remembered that Jesus castigated the Pharisees for enlarging their fringes (Matthew 23:5), the inference being that they were thereby trying to magnify their importance. The tassels on the fringes were formed by the threads decorating the fringe being brought together at the corners of the garment and knotted. The original purpose of the fringe and tassels as stated in the law became obscured in course of time, becoming a mere tradition.

Fringe: Those members of a group or political party holding extreme views: the lunatic fringe.

This is not good, via there are no sunglasses:
More than 200 Jewish extremists have reportedly entered al-Aqsa Mosque, positioning themselves inside the holy site, allegedly to perform religious rituals.

According to a statement released by the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage, the incursion was “significant”. The foundation has called on Muslims, Arabs and all Palestinians to take action in support of the mosque.

The attack comes amidst Tisha B’Av, also known as “The Ninth of Av” a Jewish fasting day in commemoration of the destruction of the two Temples. The occasion falls on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, which usually coincides with late July or mid-August.

The First Temple was built by King Solomon and was considered the most sacred site in ancient Judaism. It was destroyed when the Babylonians pillaged Jerusalem (al-Quds) in 586 BCE.

According to Jewish accounts, the construction of the Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE on the site of the First Temple but was destroyed during the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

The destruction of the two Temples allegedly took place on the same day — the ninth of Av — but about 656 years apart.

The storming of al-Aqsa Mosque — a holy site in the eyes of many Muslims — has drawn anti-Israeli condemnation.

Former Palestinian minister for al-Quds affairs, Hatem Abdel Qader, has warned that the Israeli government is “playing with fire” by allowing far-right Jewish groups to put the mosque in harm’s way.

Abdel Qader resigned from his post last month after he censured the acting Palestinian Authority for neglecting al-Quds. He says the Salam Fayyad government refuses to uphold its commitments to the city, which is undergoing a difficult period.

According to Abdel Qader, the Palestinian Finance Ministry “contributes nothing to the effort to keep the residents on their land.”

There's more information about the al-Aqsa Mosque if you click through.

Note that a couple hundred Jewish Extremists are bound to be heavily armed. What might these people be thinking? Here's what one Jew said about the Dome of the Rock (next door to the al-Aqsa Mosque) in 2005 on some message board. http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.culture.israel/2005-11/msg00533.html
The Dome of the Rock needs to be dismantled and rebuilt on a different place in a predominantly Muslim region or it needs to be destroyed, simple as that.

The Jewish people, The Children of Israel, The Hebrews, The Ivrim are a Nation and People and have every right in the world to build a Jewish Temple over the Rock of Moriah as was built in times past during Greek occupation and Roman occupation.

Israel through legal UN charter is a Jewish State, Country and Nation granting full and legal rights for Jews from all over the Universe to practice the religion of Judaism.

In order for the Jewish people to observe the commandments in practicing the Jewish Religion it is necessary to build a Jewish Temple on the spot where the Muslim Dome of the Rock is.

This is not a request or an act of political affirmation but a Commandment that Jews must adhere to as a people.

The Muslims have Mosques in many many places. Christians have Churches in many many places and various other religions have built places of worship in their countries.

The Jews will rebuild the Temple over the Har Moriah hopefully in peace to perpetuate peace or after war if necessary.

Just remember unlike the Islam that doesn't at present pose a nuclear threat to mankind because of lack of nuclear weapons, the Nation of Israel does have nuclear weapons and many of them, yet she remains a Nation of compromise and negation in the hopes for peace. [oopsie he went a little off the reservation there...]

She is a friend of the USA and all peace loving peoples. [snort] How do I prove that? If she wanted she could launch nuclear weapons on all Arab counties at one time including Iraq and Iran and in the process wipe some of the military might of the USA and her allies in the war against terrorism that are in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Israel and her people are not terrorist or murderers by nature. So we see Israel helping the USA and her other allies in the fight against terrorism.

The sooner mankind comes to the realization that Israel and the Jews are here to stay on Eretz Israel and whatever other place we chose to reside in according to the laws governing that country the better off mankind will be in not persecuting us because we chose to obey our God's laws in his holy Torah while also obeying the laws of the nations we abide in including and especially on Eretz Israel.

The Dome of the Rock is categorized as an obstacle to peace in the Israeli Knesset and the Dome will be brought down either peacefully or in war.
Well that clears things up substantially. Just one voice, but is it an "extremist" voice? Is he a big blowhard or does he speak for many? If this is a Jewish Extremist opinion, what will be done about it? Will the Jewish People denounce these Jewish Extremists? Or do they agree with them? I guess we'll soon find out.

Here's the problem with Jewish Extremists: either they're stopped or they're not. If they represent a fringe movement, there is No Excuse for the IOF not putting a complete stop to their reckless behavior. If the IOF fails to confront and remove them, we must conclude that these extremist beliefs are not really all that extremist after all.

Pick one.

Update: Excellent history of this recurring problem at If Americans Knew. This is from July 2004:
Their fears are hardly misplaced. On Sunday, a Jewish rabbi allied with the messianic Gush Emunim movement which advocates the expulsion and extermination of non-Jews in Israel – told the Israeli army radio, Gali Tsahal, he fully supported the destruction of al-Aqsa Mosque.

“This is more than a positive thing – this is a desirable thing, and I am looking forward to seeing these mosques reduced to ruins,” said Yehuda Tzion, who in 1980 headed the underground Jewish group that had planned to bomb al-Aqsa.

Tzion has urged the Israeli government to “send army bulldozers to the site and destroy these buildings once and for all ... and if the state is not willing to do so, let other Jews do it”.

One of the messianic Jewish groups that openly calls for the destruction of al-Aqsa is the Temple Mount Faithful, headed by Girshon Solomon.

A few years ago, he told the Israeli television, with the golden Dome of the Rock in the background – that: “it is time this pagan edifice ceased to exist”.

Such highly provocative statements go unpunished in Israel as long as they are made against non-Jews.


Baiting the trap

As anyone who pays attention knows, Israel wants war with Iran, and they want to get that going somehow without being blamed for getting it going, and immediately after that they want to take three giant steps back and let Americans die fighting Arabs.

The thing about Lebanon being right next door to Israel...it makes everything so very convenient for this sort of operation.

BEIRUT: Tensions ran high in south Lebanon Tuesday after Israel moved four Merkava tanks from the Arqoub region and deployed them 100 meters from the Hassan Gate in the oc­cupied Kfar Shuba Hills region. The tanks’ redeployment was accompanied by Israeli warplanes hovering over the area, before flying above the southern region of Hasbaya and Marjayoun. The regions of Beirut and West Bekaa also witnessed intensive Israeli overflights.

In response to the Israeli moves in south Lebanon, the Lebanese Army announced in a statement carried by the state-run National News Agency its readiness to confront any Israe­li assaults on Lebanon.

Both the UN peacekeepers and the army were placed on high alert on Tuesday.

The Israeli border fortifications Tuesday came after the Israeli press reported that Israel’s military officials were concerned that “future dangerous incidents” would take place on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

Israel’s The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported on Tuesday that the Israeli Army started establishing training facilities within its military bases “specialized in urban warfare.”

So, the Israeli press starts whining about "future dangerous incidents," and then all this Israeli provocative military behavior happens, and the Lebanese response is a statement that yes, hey, we will defend ourselves. How provocative is that? The fucking nerve of those people. Don't they know that self-defense has been reserved for Israelis only?

Let's be very, very clear. Who wants a war? ISRAEL.

And this is how you know for sure, because they fucking lie like normal people breathe, since the Talmud says yes please lie to the goyim it's your duty as a matter of fact.

However, Israeli Army commander Gabi Ashkenazi said on Tuesday he did not view the situation in the north as indicative of an impending war.

“We are seriously tracking the events on the northern border,” Ashkenazi said during a tour of the Israeli military recruitment headquarters near Tel Aviv. “It is quiet up there, and I am not aware of winds of war in the area,” he added.

According to a report published in The Jerusalem Post, Ashkenazi stressed that the explosion of a suspected arms depot in the southern village of Khirbet Silim on July 14, “proved Israeli claims that Hizbullah was strengthening their fighting capabilities.”

“We view this [event] gravely, [considering that this area] is under the watch of UNIFIL and the Lebanese government,” Ashkenazi said.

However, a letter sent by Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry to the UN headquarters regarding the explosion said the blast had been caused by munitions left behind by Israeli soldiers in a building under construction following the July 2006 war.

Furthermore, you know they're full of shit because they made this cheap gesture of cement to the Palestinians, which in practical terms is a drop in the bucket, but it's more than enough cement to bury the truth.

Israel will allow a one-time transfer of cement into Gaza for the first time since its war in the Hamas-ruled enclave and amid a new US peace push in the region, officials said on Wednesday. Hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak okayed the transfer of more than 310 tonnes of cement for rebuilding a flour mill, a sewage treatment facility and the British cemetery, one defence official said. The one-off consignment will also include some steel and is expected to be transferred "in the coming weeks," he said....The rare Israeli gesture comes amid a flurry of visits by top US officials to Israel, the Palestinian territories and other countries in the region in a bid to revive the stagnant Middle East peace process that has been blocked since late 2008.
It's just a PR stunt to take some pressure off and make it all look good so that when they entrap Lebanon they can start the "woe, woe, just when we were starting to make progress those damn hezbollah and hamas terrorists wreck everything" narrative. Hey let's bomb Iran/Lebanon/Gaza so that we can have peace in Israel, the poor Israeli people can't live in peace blah blah blah get me a bucket.

And finally, you know they're lying because Lebanon is scheduled to get a present of used MiG fighter jets from Russia in a matter of weeks.

The Lebanese air force, which, apart from a handful of very outdated Hawker Hunter aircraft, at the moment consists mainly of helicopters used for both attack work and transport, is, significantly, awaiting delivery of 10 MiG-29 aircraft gifted from Russia which are due to arrive next month. These aircraft, when flown by experienced pilots and appropriately armed, will be a reasonable match when up against Israel’s F-16’s. Israel would certainly be keen not to have to deal with these aircraft, especially if the Lebanese contract experienced Russian pilots to fly them, and so would be anxious to take on Lebanon before these aircraft arrive.

More info on those jets here:

The MiG-29, codenamed Fulcrum by NATO, is one of Russia's most advanced military jets, designed for an air superiority role. Ten of these Soviet-designed planes would not enable Lebanon to challenge Israel's air superiority directly, but could threaten Israeli overflights over Lebanon and Syria. ...He said the aircraft were not new and each warplane had a different degree of wear. He said Russia would upgrade the fighters to normal export standards before delivery.

No matter. The Israelis like to pick fights where they don't have to suffer *any* losses, as evidenced most recently by their many sickening crimes against the defenseless Gazans. So if they want to pick a fight with Lebanon, it would be best to do it *before* the used MiGs come into play, for as we know, even one Israeli life lost represents a Tragedy of Epic Proportions in their twee little minds.


It's not an Urban Legend, it's a Conspiracy Fact

This organ stealing angle of the New Jersey corruption case is beyond the pale. The comment section alone from Brother Nathanael's piece indicates this has been going on for years and years and years to the Palestinians. Now that all these other victims start coming out of the woodwork, I guess we have to notice, hmm? It's not *just* the Palestinians anymore.

Here's more from Joe Cannon, in which he links the practice directly into the Israeli government.
The American media's coverage has led the public to believe that Rosenbaum's kidney trafficking was purely a matter of private enrichment. But a former Israeli officer has said under oath that the Israeli government runs this ring, and that the master of the ring -- "Ilan" is obviously Ilan Peri -- functions as an agent of that government.
And how could that be? Very simple. It's called Jewish Racism. Let Brother Nathanael explain it to you because he was born and raised Jewish.

This article is excerpted from comments at the first link, and you can find many other articles cited as well:
Israeli Occupation Authorities Illegally Harvesting Organs of Palestinian Children

by Saira Soufan

“Rabbi Ginsburgh asked rhetorically: ‘If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value’, he explained. ‘There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life’.”

(Prof. Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky, “Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel”, Pluto Press, London 1999, page 62)

The latest face of Israeli terrorism was revealed during a live interview with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat by Al Jazeera Television.

President Arafat has accused the Zionist apartheid regime of murdering Palestinian infants, children, and youths and extricating their vital organs for transplants.

“They murder our kids and use their organs as spare parts` Why is the whole world silent? Israel takes advantage of this silence to escalate it’s oppression and terror against our people,” stressed President Arafat.

So Yasser Arafat has been dead (murdered) now since November 2004, and documentation of this problem extends back into the 1990s.

Is the world still going to be silent about these disgusting racist rabbis and doctors and whoever else helps them STEALING PEOPLE'S ORGANS FOR PROFIT AND MUTILATING BODIES because people are afraid to be called "anti-semitic?" Jesus God.

Please Sir Roy, what do you say?

Some observations on this corruption charge and its deflection, reported in the Daily Mail:
A scientist who advises the Government on swine flu is a paid director of a drugs firm making hundreds of millions of pounds from the pandemic. Professor Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus. Yet he also holds a £116,000-a-year post on the board of GlaxoSmithKline, the company selling swine flu vaccines and anti-virals to the NHS.
OK, so he's a 1) scientist, 2) an adviser (presumably paid although the Daily Mail story doesn't confirm this important detail) to the UK government on swine flu and 3) a paid director at GlaxoSmithKline. So some people think he should step down from the government adviser role. Seems totally reasonable. You can keep your other two jobs.
Sir Roy faced demands to step down yesterday amid claims that the jobs were incompatible. 'This is a clear conflict of interest and should be of great concern to taxpayers and government officials alike,' said Matthew Elliott of the TaxPayers' Alliance. 'You cannot have the man in charge of medical emergencies having any financial interest in the management of those emergencies. We need someone totally unbiased to tackle this crisis.'
Considering that the Taxpayers' Alliance makes the charge, it seems that the UK government definitely pays Sir Roy to serve on the Sage task force drawing up action plans for the virus. Even if it's a token amount, the real lucre comes from driving the government contracts to GlaxoSmithKline.
The Department of Health and GSK denied there was a conflict and said Sir Roy did not attend Sage meetings where vaccines and drugs were discussed. Sir Roy was appointed to Sage to 'provide cross-government scientific advice regarding the outbreak of swine flu'. He was one of the first UK experts to call the outbreak a pandemic.
So here we see that the Department of Health and GlaxoSmithKline band together to defend Sir Roy on that basis that he sits out the meetings where drugs are discussed. The conclusion the reader shall draw being, presumably, that he has no influence on those decisions. However, in the next breath we learn that he is exceedingly influential. That's why he's on the task force in the first place! And in fact, he was one of the first UK experts to promote the outbreak to a pandemic! Later on in the story we learn more of his amazing, deadly influence:
During the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak, Sir Roy's advice to Tony Blair led to the culling of more than 6 million animals.
Ahh, a powerful man indeed. Theoretically he could stop someone in the hallway after one of these meetings and "advise" them to choose a GSK drug... But listen, he is a man with both scrupulous ethics and impeccable timing!
A spokesman for GSK insisted there was no conflict of interest. 'Professor Anderson stepped down from the government's flu advisory group on appointment to GSK. 'In May, he was asked to rejoin as a temporary member as the scale of the influenza pandemic became evident.
He stepped down from Sage after joining GSK but was asked to rejoin after the scale of the influenza pandemic became evident! And he, of course, as we already learned, was one of the first UK experts to call the outbreak a pandemic, a fact cited to prove his suitability for Sage, which resulting pandemic thereby facilitated his being asked to rejoin Sage. But since he very properly resigned first, it's all good. See?

And all this other business about him making money hand over fist and wrecking people's careers and having conflicts of interest, well, what of it? This is how it goes for people who have connections. All working stiffs understand that people like Sir Roy have natural good luck in their business affairs, which they deserve for being so extra-intelligent and hard-working in the first place.
During an interview for Radio Four's Today programme on May 1, he praised the anti-flu drugs and called for their distribution. Listeners were not told he was paid by GSK. The West London-based drugs giant has had to defend itself from allegations of profiteering from swine flu after posting profits of £2.1billion in the last three months. Sales of the company's Relenza inhaler, an alternative to Tamiflu used by pregnant women among others, are expected to top £600million. This figure could be boosted by up to £2billion once deliveries of the firm's swine-flu vaccine begin in September. Sir Roy, 61, who was unavailable for comment yesterday, earned £116,000 at GSK last year, at least a quarter of which he received in shares. GSK's share price has risen 10 per cent since May from about 1,060p to more than 1,160p.
Jobs? This guy finds great paying jobs lying all over the place. If he messes one up, a better one will surely be just around the corner.
The previous year at Oxford University, Sir Roy was at the centre of controversy after claiming a female colleague had slept with her boss before getting a job. He was forced to apologise and pay compensation. A university inquiry in the wake of the scandal found that he was in breach of rules by failing to disclose his business interests as director and shareholder of International Biomedical and Health Sciences Consortium - an Oxford-based biomedical consultancy, which had awarded grants to his research centre. Sir Roy was forced to resign, although his career soon recovered. He moved to Imperial College within months, was made the Ministry of Defence's chief scientist and, last year, took over as Rector of Imperial College, London where he earns up to £400,000 a year.
Here's his picture. Such an expression, so sad like Tiny Tim with no Christmas goose. I think Sir Roy has practiced this expression in the mirror many times. But if you look closely, around the eyebrows, the eyes that dead stare, the hint of a smirk around the mouth, you can see him laughing all the way to the bank.


Stick the survey up your ass, Ben

The Fed ask US households to help with finance survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Monday it is surveying households for data that should yield a better understanding of how finances have changed as a result of the financial crisis that hit in mid-2007 and the deep recession that followed.

The Federal Reserve on Monday released a letter Chairman Ben Bernanke sent to households that participated in a previous survey, asking them to take part in another round of interviews.

"We need to look directly at changes for individual households," he said.

The previous "Survey of Consumer Finances" was published in February and covered the period between 2004 and 2007, but contained additional estimates through October 2008 because of the sharp weakening of the economy at the end of 2007.

Fed economists projected that the collapse of U.S. housing and stock prices would push household net worth down by around 20 percent in 2008.

Oh please. I hope nobody is stupid enough to submit to an interrogation. This is like the arsonist going back to watch the building burn down and savoring every detail, preparing for his next crime.


Kucinich: Fed pays banks a premium *not* to lend to Americans:

...because apparently, Ben would rather give the money to foreigners. If I understand correctly.


Self-defense is spin-proof

We hear incessantly of Israel's right to defend itself, an excuse used to justify crimes against humanity.

If Israel very stupidly attacks Iran, Iran will defend itself by attacking Israel. We can expect such horrific events to be spun vehemently in the media on psyops wings, like Superman circling the earth to rotate it backwards, reversing time and thus saving Lois Lane from doom, in the hopes of insuring that people will apply a different standard to the idea of Iran defending itself than the one we've had crammed down our throats about Israel's right to defend itself. But it's the very same standard, and this isn't Hollywood. Sovereign nations have a right to defend themselves against attack. If Israel can defend itself so adamantly against Palestinian bottle-rockets, Iran can defend itself against Israel's US-taxpayer supplied state of the art military weapons. People will not be fooled by Israel's double standards, and Israel will be destroyed, as they have been graciously warned.
Iran has the capability to strike arch-foe Israel's nuclear sites firmly and will do so if it comes under attack, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Saturday.

Asked by Iran's Arabic language television channel Al-Alam whether Iran has the ability to strike Israeli nuclear sites, Mohammad Ali Jafari said: "Yes, definitely we have this capability because of the advances we have made in the past two years to carry out such a task."

"We have said that all of Israel's soil is under the coverage of our missiles. We have such capability and can certainly respond to any attack" by Israel.

Jafari said Iran will give a "firm and precise" answer if attacked by Israel.

"We are not responsible for this regime and other enemies' foolishness. If they strike Iran, our answer will be firm and precise. They will have no answer when Iran bombards them and sends several of its missiles."

I don't doubt it for a second.


The corruption habitat

Oh look, a jungle terrarium. In New Jersey.

Something like twenty people with mostly Italian and Irish names of various "public service" bends, people running the city or trying to run the city, take relatively small sums of money. Enough money to buy something nice for the wife, maybe take a little vacation.

Three Jewish rabbis do the money laundering.

Another dozen people with ethnic Jewish names run cash houses and courier services for the rabbis.

And then they all get caught. Ha!

Extrapolate that and you have a pretty good idea of how the whole world works. Oh dear God but it's rude to notice.

American Goy has more on this charming story.


Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice....can't get fooled again...or something

From telling the history of the twenty first century as it really is:
The problem is that the Obama administration, who would actually like to see ‘regime change’ in Iran as much as Israel would, has painted itself into a bit of a corner. Politically, he can’t just go joining in with Israel in a pre-emptive attack against Iran without good cause. And, for the American people, simply accusing the Iranians of having ‘a nuclear weapons program’ without any proof whatsoever is hardly ‘good cause’, especially since the previous President had already pulled that stunt with Iraq. The only way out of the dilemma for Obama is for Israel to ‘unilaterally’ attack Iran which would then force a fait accompli situation on Obama who would feel he had no alternative but to support Israel by also attacking Iran in order to prevent any Iranian retaliation against Israel.
Looking for a good excuse to start something. But who will do this favor for Israel and the Zionist controlled US government, this favor of getting the ball rolling?
Russia accused Georgia on Thursday of plotting to stage "provocative" incidents on its border with breakaway region South Ossetia on the anniversary of Moscow's war with Georgia.

Itar-Tass quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying that "the Georgian leadership is plotting various events on the border with South Ossetia to coincide with the anniversary of the 2008 events in the Caucasus...they (the events) are of a distinctly provocative nature".
Yes, that went so well the last time.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, said in an interview with Itar-Tass news agency Moscow “will continue to prevent the rearming of Saakashvilis regime and will take concrete measures against this.”

In January, 2009 Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, ordered the government “either to restrict or cut military-technical and military-economic cooperation” with countries providing Russian or Soviet made or designed weapons to Georgia.

Karasin also said that some countries, which he did not named, were hiding military cooperation with Georgia “under the guise of humanitarian aid.” [classic]

“We are deeply concerned about the activity of the Georgian leadership aimed at remilitarizing its country, which several states are responding to in a surprisingly calm and positive way,” Karasin said.

Do you think anyone will notice if they run the Saakashvili play again?

UPDATE: WTF Joe Biden? Do you lie much?
TBILISI, Georgia, July 23 -- Breaking with the cautious tone the Obama administration has adopted toward the Kremlin, Vice President Biden told a room of Georgian children Thursday that Russia "used a pretext to invade your country" in the hope of wrecking its economy and persuading its people that "democracy doesn't work."
Oh, um, that's not what happened, actually, Joe. But not that you might expect him to be called on this.

Anyway, while looking over some old posts I found this excellent post from Byzantine Blog showing some of the doctored pictures that came out of Georgia back when Russia "used a pretext to invade." Funny in that grim way.


It's worth ten dollars

I am just going to strongly encourage any of you who read here to purchase the latest Half Past Human report for $10. I bought it last night. Hoo boy.

Here's George Ure with the link:
Want to get a decent handle on what we're expecting in the way of news events over the next year and a half or so? Got $10-bucks? Then head over to www.halfpasthuman.com and download the newest "Shape of things to come" report. This one runs 40+ pages and covers all kinds of things ranging from our expected price of previous metals by the end of 2010, plus a number of very unpleasant developments in the socioeconomic arena. Dead folks in the millions, just to give you an idea.

...Besides the warning about how grim the contents are (they are really grim), having studied the contents for a couple of days what strikes me is that much of what's out there in the way of 'future predictions' (we're not the only folks in that space) are developed by other forecasters taking existing trends are then making more-or-less linear extrapolations. That'd be scary enough, but wowzer...the period beginning in a month, or so, building into fall and through next year, looks like many part of the model go seriously nonlinear...and that's the part which will catch most people by surprise, I expect.

One other warning: You may not want to read it at work, or you won't get much done.

And here is Les Vis on the same topic:

It becomes more and more clear that a large portion of the population is in a serious mode of denial and will not countenance what is in their face. I believe this is because they cannot risk the mental atmosphere of having to accept that everything they hold dear is at risk and that everything they think they know is wrong. It appears they would forfeit their lives before they would entertain the necessity for awakening. Awaken they shall however. There is no other recourse. It is a telling thing how Time Monks defines the Zionist agenda as a very bad thing across the board. There is no equivocation in this. Apparently there is going to be some eye-opening the like of which has not been seen before. The whole concept of apocalyptic unveiling is brought forth in myriad aspects. The imagined high and mighty are going to tremble in their shoes and all of their bolt holes and food storage compounds are going to be revealed by those engaged in creating them for them. Truly, evil is going to turn on itself.

But truly, it's a frightening read even for those of us who have been keeping our eyes on the ball, and it's right around the corner now. All the same, you need to know and keep your wits about you.
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:2-4
"Children can be told anything -- anything. I've always been struck by seeing how little grown-up people understand children, how little parents even understand their own children. Nothing should be concealed from children on the pretext that they are little and that it is too early for them to understand. What a miserable and unfortunate idea! And how readily the children detect that their fathers consider them too little to understand anything, though they understand everything. Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case." from The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Vanity of the Jews

Read it now, before this country really and truly falls apart.

"Feel the Power" was written byJoseph Aaron for Jewish World Review and I found it at SOTT.
I just can't help it.

This kind of thing gives me a big thrill. And a big chill.

It's not that often that you find the entire state of Jewish life today encapsulated in one place. So when you do, it's worth taking note of and learning from.

The place of which I speak is the October issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Vanity Fair is one of the most fascinating magazines around, one that every issue features an amazingly eclectic collection of articles, from the very serious to the completely frivolous.

Indeed, while the October issue features such stories as "How $9 billion in cash vanished in Iraq;" "Inside Bush's bunker;" "How the Media Gored Al Gore in 2000;" and more, the cover features Nicole Kidman wearing a sailor cap and opening her shirt to reveal her nautical necklace and her brassiere.

Vanity Fair is nothing if not on the cutting edge of where society is and is going. Vanity Fair is definitely not a Jewish publication.

And yet, in this one issue, it tells us more about the Jewish world as it is today than any lecture or book or class out there.

It does that in two ways.

The first is its annual list of what it calls The New Establishment, the 100 most powerful, most influential people in American society.

What is absolutely amazing, stunning about the list is how many Jews there are on it. Jews make up about 2.5 percent of the U.S. population so there should be two or three Jews on the list.

Guess again, bubeleh.The list of the Vanity Fair 100 includes, get ready, 51, yes 51 Jews.


I say 51 because that's how many I'm sure are Jewish. There may be others on the list who are Jewish but who I don't know are Jewish and whose names are not obviously Jewish.

But let's say I got them all. That means that more than half the names on the list of the 100 people who are the most vital to this society are Jewish. And this is a list that includes Apple's Steve Jobs and Oprah and Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett, to name a few of the few non-Jews on the list.

That is absolutely nothing short of astounding.

Talk about us being accepted into this society, talk about us having power in this society, talk about anti-Semitism being a thing of the past, talk about Jews no longer needing to be afraid to be visible and influential.

And it doesn't stop there.

The magazine also has a separate list of what it calls The Next Establishment, younger people it believes destined to make the big list some year soon.

Of the 26 names on that list, 15 are Jews. That I'm sure of. 15 of 26. More than half.

And it doesn't stop there.

The magazine also has a separate list of what it calls The Pit-Stop Club, those who have made The New Establishment list in the past but who didn't make it this year but are fairly certain to make a comeback in a future year.

Of the nine names on this list, eight are Jews. Eight out of nine. Don Imus is the only non-Jew on the list.

I mean, it's just unbelievable.

This is a big country with lots and lots of very talented, highly educated, tremendously motivated people. And no one has its finger on the pulse of the people who make this country what it is more than Vanity Fair.

And when it came time to pick the 100 who most move and shake things in America, more than half-more than half-are Jews. And on the list of those who will one day be on that list, more than half-more than half-are Jews. Not to mention that almost 100 percent of those who were on the list and are poised to make a comeback are Jews.

Tells you so much about the place of Jews in this country, about the amazing people Jews are.

That's something we should never take for granted, something we should always be blown away by, feel very, very good about.

Instead, however, the Jewish world is so much about kvetching and worrying.

When will we learn to fight fights that matter. When will we learn not everything needs to be made a big deal of. Not everything we don't like is a threat, indeed some of the things we don't like only become a nuisance because we make a big deal out of it.

We are powerful, very powerful. We play a major, pivotal role in the life of this country. And yet we are always acting like scared little mice on the verge of annihilation.
So, how did the Jews come to be so powerful in this country? Simply by being amazing. By virtue of their natural extra-amazing powers, these 2.5 percent of our population have outwitted an entire nation full of very talented highly educated and motivated people.

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Group Evil

From How to Detect Evil by Katherine Yurica:
Peck draws a profile of the evil: they have no regard for the truth; they lie and live in a world of lies. They are masters of disguise and cloak themselves with masks of respectability, goodness and often piety. (Peck tells us that religiosity is a common and effective disguise.) But it is the appearance of propriety and respectability that is the important factor. Peck defines evil as: “The exercise of political power—that is, the imposition of one’s will upon others by overt or covert coercion…” Or in other words: it is the use “of political power to destroy others,” for the purpose of defending or preserving the integrity of one’s sick self (or group).

...Peck wrote, “It is almost common knowledge that the best way to cement group cohesiveness is to ferment the group’s hatred of an external enemy. Deficiencies within the group can be easily and painlessly overlooked by focusing attention on the deficiencies or ‘sins’ of the out-group. Thus the Germans under Hitler could ignore their domestic problems by scapegoating the Jews.”

To wit: Israeli soldiers reveal the brutal truth of Gaza attack
Another soldier said his battalion commander had said the operation was not "a limited confrontation such as in Hebron, and not to hesitate if we suspected someone nor feel bad about destruction because it is all done for the safety of our own soldiers... if we see something suspect and shoot, better hit an innocent than hesitate to target an enemy". One soldier said the "awareness of each soldier going in is simply... a light finger on the trigger. You see something and you're not quite sure? You shoot".

...Military rabbis prepared troops for battle. One soldier said an army rabbi had "aimed at inspiring the men with courage, cruelty aggressiveness, expressions as 'no pity. God protects you. Everything you do is sanctified'... there were specific scenarios discussed... but from the context it was pretty obvious he came to tell us how aggressive and determined we need to be, that we must win because this is a holy war". Leaflets distributed at military synagogues had stated that "the Palestinians are like the Philistines of old, newcomers who do not belong in the land, aliens planted on the soil which should clearly return to us".

..."We talked about practical matters... but the basic approach to war was very brutal, that was my impression... He said something along the lines of 'don't let morality become an issue. That will come up later'. He had this strange language: 'Leave the nightmares and horrors that will come up for later, now just shoot'... The basic approach was that there were no chances taken. If you face an area that is hidden by a building, you take down the building. Questions such as 'who lives in the building?' are not asked."

..."The rabbi said we are actually conducting the war of 'the sons of light' against 'the sons of darkness'. This is in fact a statement with highly messianic language... It turns the other side as a generality into 'sons of darkness' while we become 'sons of light'. There is no differentiation which we would expect to find between civilians and others. Here is one people fighting another people, with all the messianic implications. But that's the point: this is also religious propaganda. In other words, the army is not a revival meeting. They do not put on a uniform in order to be Judaized."

..."Anything we did there, we'd answer ourselves: there's no other choice, but this is how we shirk our responsibility. You bring yourself to this kind of deterministic situation, a moment that I have not chosen, where I no longer have any responsibility for my own actions. Even if your choice is the right one, you must admit you chose it. You have to admit you chose to go into Gaza. As soon as you did, you've brought people into a moral twilight zone, you've forced them to handle dilemmas and part of that confrontation failed. As soon as you say 'there is no other choice', you're shirking your responsibility. Then you don't need to investigate, to look into things."


Occupation: Epic Fail

Speaking of fun, the occupation will never destroy the Palestinians. It creates Palestinians. How do they relieve the tremendous stress they live under? They have sex and make babies. Good for them. Why shouldn't they? Any normal healthy person with a creative impulse will do the same thing. That's how God made us.

Stupid Israelis.

Advertising: IDF = beautiful; Palestinians = invisible; Apartheid Wall = normal. Any questions?

And fun. The Apartheid Wall is fun, we can't forget fun. Fun is so important. As we all know. Being trapped behind a wall is even fun for the Palestinians apparently, on the rare occasions that they can play soccer with beautiful IDF soldiers. So lucky.

Via Pimpin Turtle:

A Facebook group is trying to get Israel's leading cell phone operator, Cellcom, to pull a new TV commercial showing Israeli soldiers near the West Bank separation fence, arguing that the advert is "racist."

The commercial, produced by the Israeli branch of international advertising powerhouse McCann Erickson, shows IDF soldiers on patrol along the separation fence who stop their jeep when it is hit by a soccer ball from the Palestinian side of the fence.

The ball soon bounces back to the Israeli side, at which point the soldiers decide to hold an impromptu game with the Palestinians, cheered on by female soldiers.

The voiceover accompanying the advert says: "After all, what are we all after? Just a little fun."

The Facebook group, called "I too got nauseous watching the new Cellcom ad," severely criticized McCann Eriksson's use of the separation fence in its advert.

"We could go into the media messages spouting racism any which way, but if you have come here than you too think they're uncalled for," reads the introduction to the Facebook group. "The McCann Erickson copywriter displayed an unbelievable propensity for bad taste."

The group also centered on what they feel is offensive in the new commercial, pointing out the fact that the supposedly "good" soldiers fear the possibility that the "monster living on the other side of the wall could steal the ball - but when the ball returns to Israeli hands, we discover that that monster isn't fierce at all, and actually feels like playing with the soldiers - oh joy!"

"Good enough reason to set up a beach party under the wall, complete with sexy female soldiers and musical instruments."

The group ends by demanding the immediate removal of the commercial.

"What our group can agree on is the shame we feel seeing a major Israeli commercial company approving such a beastly advert to be aired in its name, and which brings us to demand - take this racist commercial off the air immediately!"

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