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David Ben Gurion : ---- " If you believe in ISRAEL, you can't call yourself - ATHEIST "!... "In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles" ... Ada,this one is for you!... "The knowledge of how to FEAR what ought to be feared and how not to FEAR what ought not to be feared is called - COURAGE"... "Anyone who believes you can't change HISTORY has never tried to write his MEMORIES"... "I don't know what the people WANT ! All I know is what they NEED"... " Well done, now give it back to them." ( Spoken to Louis Nir in June 1967, after his unit captured Hebron in the Six-Day War )... "UM - SHMUM" ( The UN - Bla Bla Bla ! ) ... "If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert"...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Today, 67 years ago

"the Fuhrer had fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". 
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Mona Eltahawy

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another "STIFFUCKER"!

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=== Tahrir - 29-4-2012 09:00 LT  http://t.co/ztBpqO6F
=== To the "Optimists"...  http://goo.gl/gfsFw  Another "STIFFUCER"!  http://goo.gl/FRuya
=== Egyptian Panel Drops Maspero Massacre Case for ‘Lack of Evidence’ http://goo.gl/U55Pv
===  http://goo.gl/gAhWq  "And we shell brake their bones too!..."
What a night!?  1000 more night(mares) to go!...
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Fatenn


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Tahrir  29 - 4 - 2012

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WIMIN!

The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

Bangalore: Women have certainly proved their spirits in this male-dominated world. Not only have they cut away from the stereotype, but they also manage to come out shining dynamically in all fields be it politics or entrepreneurship. While there are a few who are world famous and have made their mark, foreign policy.com named the most powerful women you've never heard of and the list includes:
 
As New Zealand's prime minister, Helen Clark managed a decade of economic growth and won three straight terms in her post after a long career as a Labour Party legislator and cabinet minister. However, in less than a year following her departure as Kiwi prime minister, Helen turned to a much larger and more challenging stage. Since 2009, she has led the U.N. Development Program (UNDP), the arm of the United Nations charged with tackling the world's worst problems, from global poverty to corrupt governance to health and environmental crises. Clark now oversees the UNDP's nearly $5 billion annual budget and over 8,000 employees operating in 177 countries. Cholera in Haiti and famine in Somalia may be far from daily life for several New Zealanders, but Helen appears fearless. Her top goal as administrator, she said, is no less than to eradicate extreme poverty around the world.
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Dioscorus Boles

The Copt is alive!
African Cannibals cooked him in a big pot, but had to let him go...  Coz he pissed in their soup!...
 

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    BikyaMasr - http://goo.gl/Dt10I -    "Camel's head"... .
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“You have crossed all red lines and you are pushing the country to chaos, implementing an American Zionist agenda,” 
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rumors of War III

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Farewell Intercourse

Allowing Husbands to have Sex with a Dead Wife
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Until death do we part, plus six hours. That is the gist of a law being debated by Islamists in Egypt’s parliament. Known as the “Farewell Intercourse Law,” the proposal would allow a husband to have sex with his dead wife up to six hours after her death.
A scholar who suggested the law said the right to have sex with corpse of a spouse is acceptable as long as women have the same right. However, it is not clear if the Islamists are going to accept those conditions. Besides, a woman having sex with a dead man is a bit more problematic. Of course, after rigor mortis sets in…
Seriously, the thought of legalizing necrophilia in these circumstances churns the stomach. What person in his right mind would want to have sex with a deceased partner within minutes or hours of that person’s death? That should be the last thing on a sane person’s mind.
Women’s groups are rightfully appalled at the idea, along with a proposed law that allows girls to be married at age 14 and another that would impose obstructions on a woman’s right to divorce.
After a revolution to free Egypt, women’s rights are under assault. The few progressive laws of the last few decades face reversal. As with other countries in the Middle East, narrow-minded men seek to impose their will on women, treating them as little better than slaves. Sadly, even death may not provide liberation from that oppression.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Israel 64

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Tuesday once again warned the regional states about Israel's divisive plots in the region, and called on the neighboring countries to keep vigilant about the harmful outcomes and repercussions of relations with Israel.
Responding to a question about Iran's stance on military cooperation between Azarbaijan and the Zionist regime of Israel, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said, "We should be careful about the Zionist regime's plots and know that expansion of ties with this illegitimate regime will definitely inflict damage on the regional states."

"After (the start of) the waves of Islamic Awakening, the Zionist regime has been entangled in a very hard situation and feels the tide of the nations' hatred for its policies. Due to the very same reason, it is after schemes to stir conflicts, differences and plots in the region," he cautioned.

"The regional countries should be smart enough to hinder any move that impairs the relations among the regional states, specially the moves made by the Zionist regime since the main goal of the regime's officials is disturbing regional security and stirring tension in the relations among the regional countries," the spokesman said.

As regards the recent anti-Iran remarks made by the Saudi officials, the Iranian spokesman called on Riyadh officials to be careful about their words and actions.

"What we need at the current sensitive juncture in the region is collective and regional cooperation and establishment of stability and security with the regional countries' aid and assistance."

Iranian officials have always stressed the necessity of collective security cooperation among the regional states, cautioning that insecurity of any regional country would jeopardize security of the entire region. 
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

יזכור



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Where is DIOSCORUS BOLES ?!

COPTIC CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE CHRIST’S RESURRECTION AMIDST SERIOUS WORRIES ABOUT THEIR FUTURE IN EGYPT

April 14, 2012
Coptic Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection in a midnight service at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo
On Easter 2012 we say Ekhrestos Anesty! Alesos Anesty!
(Christ is risen! Truly he is risen). Happy Easter, everyone.



Armenians mark 97th anniversary


Thousands of Armenians joined a procession to a hilltop memorial above the capital on Tuesday to mark the 97th anniversary of the genocide of their kin by Ottoman Turks during World War I.

From early morning, crowds of people joined the annual procession, carrying candles and flowers to lay at the eternal flame at the center of the monument commemorating the mass killings.
“Today we, just as many, many others all over the world, bow to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian genocide,” President Serzh Sarkisian said in a statement.
Among the mourners was 75-year-old Tsovinar Tumasian, who said her father had fought to save women and children from Turkish attacks.
She urged other countries to pressure Turkey to accept that the killings were genocide.
“If they are not forced to do so, they will not recognize the genocide as fact. They think that with time, everyone will forget about it,” Tumasian told AFP as her relatives helped her make her way up the hill towards the monument.
Turkey strongly denies the genocide allegations and the annual commemoration comes after the dispute between the neighbors was reignited by an attempt by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to bring in a law criminalizing denial of the mass killings as genocide.
After a diplomatic row with Turkey erupted, France's top court struck down the law in February on the grounds that it infringed freedom of expression.
The Swedish parliament last month also recognized the massacres as genocide, causing further outcry from Turkey.
Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed during World War I as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart, a claim supported by several other countries.
Turkey argues 300 000 to 500 000 Armenians and at least as many Turks died in civil strife when Armenians rose up against their Ottoman rulers and sided with invading Russian troops.   
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"Ahalan Wa Sahlan" - Again?

  Alexander Münch 
 
Posted Monday 23rd April 2012 from Twitlonger

General Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, said in a military maneuver in Sinai that the Egyptian army is built to protect its land and will not attack anyone. "But we will break the legs of anyone who tries to attack us or approach our borders".
"The Egyptian Army will continue to protect the borders and especially the border with Israel."


Hey! Tantawi! Be careful with those "Sinai Mushrooms"!
When I was "Down there", a Bedu gave me a few Mushrooms and said:- "This is good in a the omelet"!...
And since then I'm like this...

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Saber-rattling in a prelude to discarding the Camp David accords altogether. "Egypt’s military leader responds to Lieberman with threat of violence," 

by Elhanan Miller for the Times of Israel, April 23 (thanks to David):
In remarks apparently directed at Israel, Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tantawi, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and the country’s de facto leader, threatened on Monday to thwart any foreign aggression against Egypt. He was speaking in the wake of reports, widely covered in the Egyptian media, that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned of an imminent military threat emanating from Egypt. “Our borders are constantly burning, but we do not attack any neighboring country but only protect our borders,” Tantawi told Egyptian press during a live ammunition maneuver in the Sinai Peninsula titled “Nasr 7.” “If anyone comes close to Egypt’s border, we will break their leg. Therefore, our forces must be in a perpetual state of alert.”
A second senior military figure, Major General Muhammad Higazi, commander of Egypt’s Second Field Army, also issued a tacit threat, warning that potential aggressors should “reconsider before thinking of attacking any part of Egypt’s territory.”
In Jerusalem, the Foreign Ministry sought to calm the dispute. “The foreign minister was interviewed today on two Israeli radio stations,” a spokesman said on Monday evening, “and he made it very clear that both sides have a clear interest in keeping the peace agreement.”
On Sunday, the Hebrew daily Maariv reported that Lieberman recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning him about a potential threat from Egypt and requesting that Israel’s southern command be reinforced by three military divisions. “The Egyptian issue is much more disturbing than the Iranian problem,” Lieberman was reported to have said during closed discussions on the topic.
Lieberman’s comments were prominently covered in Egyptian media on Monday, sparking condemnation from commentators and politicians.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry asked the Israeli government on Monday to clarify the statements attributed to Lieberman.
Foreign Minister Muhammad Amr asked his ambassador in Tel Aviv to inquire about statements comparing the Egyptian threat to that of Iran, establishment daily Al-Ahram reported Monday.
“[The Egyptian ambassador] will convey Egypt’s bewilderment at the publication of such words, attributed to a senior official in the Israeli government,” read a statement issued by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry.
According to Maariv, Lieberman also criticized the fighting capabilities of the seven battalions Egypt sent to the Sinai recently to combat al-Qaeda operatives in the peninsula. The minister could not rule out the possibility that Egypt will divert more substantial military forces to the Sinai following the election of a new president in June, in violation of the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Maariv reported.
“The Egyptian fighter will secure the eastern borders of the country,” said Major General Muhammad Higazi, commander of Egypt’s Second Field Army, during the Sinai maneuver. “The ongoing training is a clear message for all to reconsider before thinking of attacking any part of Egypt’s territory,” he told Al-Ahram.
The daily quoted Higazi as saying that Egypt’s armed forces sent troops to the northern Sinai city of Al-Arish, near the border with the Gaza Strip, “without asking permission from anyone.”
“We act based on what influences us, not according to what the other side [Israel] imposes on us,” Higazi added.
 

BBQ in Tivon

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Monday, April 23, 2012

WAR ON WIMIN!

Oh, yeah! It is a war on WIMIN!
And the WIMIN shall win - "Big Time"!
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Annex III

=== Egyptian Government asks for $18b in subsidies for petroleum products http://goo.gl/KaiBy

=== PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT March 26, 1979    
... Annex III
The Treaty of Peace and Annex III thereto provide for establishing normal economic relations between the Parties.
In accordance herewith, it is agreed that such relations will include normal commercial sales of oil by Egypt to
Israel, and that Israel shall be fully entitled to make bids for Egyptian-origin oil not needed for Egyptian domestic oil consumption, and Egypt and its oil concessionaires will entertain bids made by Israel, on the same basis and terms as apply to other bidders for such oil.

For the Government of Israel - Begin (GBHS)
For the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt - Sa'adat (Allah Irhamo)
Witnessed by: Jimmy Carter POTUS (may G&A send him to hell!)


=== General Tariq Al - Mahdi, the district governor of Wadi Al - Jadid in Egypt and a member of the military leadership, said this morning (Monday), that the Egyptian decision to cancel the gas agreement with Israel will not lead to war between the states.
"Such problems are not solved by war", he told the Egyptian television.
He added that the decision "will satisfy the desire of many Egyptian citizens and will add additional respect to them"!
"It is impossible to link the peace agreement with the gas agreement..." he added.

I need a "Cold one!"...
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Get the hell out from Sinai - NOW!

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PM's National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau 

Underscores the severe travel warning regarding the  Sinai Peninsula  in the wake of information according to which terrorist organizations are continuing to work vigorously toward perpetrating attacks against Israeli tourists on the Sinai beaches in the immediate term.
Therefore, the NSCCTB calls on all Israelis in Sinai to leave immediately and return home.  Families of Israelis in Sinai are requested to contact them and update them regarding the foregoing.  The NSCCTB also reiterates its recommendation that Israelis seeking to travel to Sinai refrain from doing so. 
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He thought I was joking...

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 Saudi hacker who targeted Israeli, Jewish sites dies at 28 
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A Saudi hacker who targeted Jewish and Israeli websites passed away from an asthma attack at the young age of 28, the UAE's Al-Bayan reported Saturday.

The hacker had struck well-protected sites such as Kaspersky and Microsoft, in addition to numerous Jewish sites, banks and major companies, according to the report.

Going by the code name "Cyber Terrorist," the hacker also attacked a site belonging to the Danish cartoonists who drew cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

A Saudi hacker going by the name "OxOmar" infiltrated a number of Israeli websites late last year, stealing and exposing the personal information and credit card numbers of thousands of Israeli citizens.

Read the full story here http://goo.gl/NqWib

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E-mail from a friend - FGM


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E-mail from a friend - FGM
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Dear All
Here's an excellent article from?the UK's "Daily Mail" for you to take a look at....?a pity it doesn't actually mention the words "Muslim" or "Islam", however it is still extremely helpful to do everything possible to raise public awareness of this utterly disgusting and (at least as far as?Islam is concerned) typically barbaric practice:
Will you please send this link to everyone you think may find it of interest, especially since most of the public is deliberately uninformed and is not aware of?the vast scale that this sickening and utterly unconscionable act is going on right here in the middle of what used to be "civilized" Europe!

Like every other dirty little secret about Muhammadan Islam and Sharia, ALL mainstream "authorities" (governments, police, media channels etc) are either desperate to keep it hidden from the public or terrified of the consequences to themselves (as they are cowards) in daring to even partially expose it.

As I have mentioned many times, our leaders (Europe & Americas) in the media, academia, politicians and clergy are aiding, abetting and colluding with the enemies of humanity with their deafening silence or utter stupidity.

It is up to YOU who receive my communications to spread the word and advertise these matters on your blogs, face book. channels, U Tubes etc. to make the PEOPLE aware of these atrocious acts that are most definitely happening in the USA NOW, again with the collusion of your leaders. I cannot do this ALONE.

MANY of you may not have heard this:

Most victims contribute (either knowingly or unknowingly) to their own victimization.

What I mean is simple: IF we who KNOW do not disseminate such information to the widest possible audience (send to Universities; Clergy; Politicians, Media, etc) then WE are contributing to our own (and our future generations) DEMISE.

IQ
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To all readers
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I am willing to stake my KNOWLEDGE against any and all human beings by submitting a CHALLENGE to all those who claim that Muhammadan Islam is a 'religion' of peace.
I am willing to pay the sum of $50,000.00 to the first person who can demonstrate to all of us a SINGLE (only ONE) operative verse in Muhammad's Quran that shows any Mercy or Compassion to all UNBELIEVING Kuffar(as I mentioned before, Ummat al Kuffar is currently 80% of humanity comprising all Christians Buddhists Hindus Zoroasterians, Jews, Animists, Agnostics, Atheisrs, Pagans etc, about 5000,000,000 people)!
Just ONE such verse!
I rest my case your honours!
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IQ al Rassooli  

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Adi" card

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For the first time, three patients who needed heart, kidney and liver transplants were jacked-up to the top of the waiting list and went transplants - because they signed the "Adi" cards themselves.
"Transplant priority rule", which came into effect recently, gives a priority to those who expressed their willingness to donate organs.
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Lfto-Zomboids




Saturday, April 21, 2012

A.Q. flags in 'Tahrir'




Thursday, April 19, 2012

R.I.P. Ima

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01:13 
O.K. - Let me tell you a few things about "Ima"...
I see all my life as a present.
I don't exactly believe in somebody 'up there'...
Now, the biggest present I got and my biggest luck was that I met "Ima".
You know that marriage is like a lottery...
At the beginning you may be in-loved and enthusiastic about some one, and after some time you discover that "it" isn't it!"...
People change, they see things differently... and the end isn't always guarantied
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We were a bit "old fashioned life"... of all the people we have met, we stayed together for more then 60 years, and that's why I feel so fortunate.
Firstly, the fact that I have survived... OK - I didn't die in a concentration camp, not in 43 and not in 45 when I was with the Partisans, I remained alive.
My biggest fortune was when I met "Ima".
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Let me tell you about her (before we have met).
Tina's basic character, was Courage! Courage! and heroism with no limits!. I haven't seen such bravery in females or males!...She was very brave & strong!
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At the age of 15, she became an orphan with 4 younger brothers & sisters.
Of course, the social services in Sushak offered to take her 2 brothers & 2 sisters... "you can't manage with 4 kids alone!"...
She insisted to leave the family intact!
She managed alone!
She worked and got some assistance from the community, and raised all four of them until adulthood.
Later, both brothers perished as victims of WW2.
Her little brother,Slavko (17 AM), joined the Partisans and the 'Ustasha" (Croat Fascists) slaughtered him right at the beginning in 1943.
Her second brother, Vlado (Vladimir), was an officer in Tito's secret service "OZNA", (Pre "NKVD"! AM)
He was a Communist, and idealist, who fought for justice & equality...
After a while, he saw Tito's "Equality"... and as the head of "Wounded Veterans Association", (Vlado himself was full of bullets! AM) was refused assistance for his comrades!
 (Vlado, shot himself in 1955. AM)
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 Safta's heroic act, of which you have seen at the end, but Alex saw it from the beginning - was her decision (without questions or hesitation) to come with me and little Alex, from a place which wasn't good but which she knew perfectly well - and suddenly here... among Jews, Zionists, Israel, Arabs...
people told her:- "You are crazy! You will be slaughtered!"...
Without any question, not a moment of hesitation, she agreed to my crazy idea to move from Europe to Asia... 
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At the beginning it was extremely hard for us. Alex knows it.
There was no "Absorption grant" then, Our first shelter was a room at some Yugoslav lady's home whose husband was in the US...
I was looking for a job for a month with financial difficulties, and finally got one in "Stella Maris". (Navy HQ - AM)
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 I'm telling you all that, to show you what your Grandma went through with me...
 and always in HIGH SPIRIT (En!)
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CameraMoron's remarks were omitted!...

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Thank you Aba.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Ezekiel 37
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1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and the LORD carried me out in a spirit, and set me down in the midst of the valley, and it was full of bones;
2 and He caused me to pass by them round about, and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
 3 And He said unto me: 'Son of man, can these bones live?' And I answered: 'O Lord GOD, Thou knowest.'
4 Then He said unto me: 'Prophesy over these bones, and say unto them: O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD:
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.'
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a commotion, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8 And I beheld, and, lo, there were sinews upon them, and flesh came up, and skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.
9 Then said He unto me: 'Prophesy unto the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath: {S} Thus saith the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.'
10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great host.
11 Then He said unto me: 'Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.
12 Therefore prophesy, and say unto them: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, O My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, and caused you to come up out of your graves, O My people.
14 And I will put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I will place you in your own land; and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken, and performed it, saith the LORD.' {P}
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here is another "MOTHERLOAD"!

The Maqasid Paradigm: more questions about Sharia



 
As an self declared Atheist, I compel my self not to get involved in Theosophical debates…
You started your article with the “Bouazizi” question, and rightly so!
All the three major Monotheistic Religions, sanctify life and condemn Suicide!
They even threaten the miserable soul with the eternal fire in Hell!
(Unless the death is sanctified…)

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My local Rabbi, would have said just the same as your Salafi acquaintance:-
“Thank to G-d for it! It could have been much worse!”…

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The worse is yet to come! 
Make no mistake about that!
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Your devoted reader,
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Alex.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There is no Biz like God Biz!

MUST READ!
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  There is no Biz like God Biz!
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=== For centuries Islam in Egypt managed to maintain a moderate stance that inspired other nations from all around the world. During the darkest periods of religious wars in Europe, Egypt maintained tolerance to with Muslims alongside Christians and Jews living together in harmony. All monotheistic religions were tolerated and practiced freely for centuries all the way till 1952 coup d’etat . ===
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Part A Posted






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This book was written in the shadow of the air of distress and despair which is spreading throughout Israel, a country which many of its residents think is progressively deteriorating. The book was written in 1984 and is even more relevant today, in 2012.
Identifying the spreading distress and despair is important forunderstanding the proper ways to heal and repair it.

Israel is now in an extremely abnormal and difficult situation --Israeli governments have refused to recognize the existence of an Israeli nation and so cannot see the existence of the state as an instrument of political initiative and as a tool in the service of the nation and citizens who residewithin its borders. The lack of normality in Israel stems from ignoring the national interest of Israelis. Israel sees itself not as the land of theIsraeli nation, but as the land of the Jews scattered throughout many other countries. Therefore Israeli has no prime mission of concern for the welfare of the Israeli nation (which it does not recognize); it is concerned for the welfare of the Jewish diaspora, a situation which is impossible because these people live in the diaspora as citizens of other countries.

Since the declaration of Israel's independence, the progression of changes which was seen as natural and accepted throughout Jewish history was utterly distorted and chaos ensued. At first the traditional Jewish nation was a collection of scattered communities unified by a religion, a culture, and an ethnicity. This changed with the rise of modern nationalism, which began in modern Europe and America, because the modern nations assimilated the Jews as their own sons and daughters. An exception was Eastern Europe, where Jews were not permitted to join the local nationalist movements and instead formed a Jewish nationalist movement which aimed at creating a new Jewish nation with an independent state within geographical boundaries; these movements became the Zionist movement. When this aspiration was fulfilled, as happened to other nations, there should have been an announcement of the new Israeli nation and the revocation of the Jewish nation. (Revocation of the nation but not of the religion, culture, and ethnic identity.) The advantage to this would have been that the existence of an Israeli nation would support and strengthen the existence of Jews of other nationalities, as Herzl envisioned it. It would have added a new dimension: Jewish political policy (without the revocation of the traditional elements of religion, culture, and Jewish ethnicity.) Had the leaders of Israel truly aspired to fulfill these hopes and found a normal state, they should have announced the start of a new Israeli nation as heir to the movement's political hopes and as its embodiment; they did not do so.

The leaders of Israel do not recognize the changes and exchanges which have taken place in the modern world -- the development of liberal democratic nation-states which are concerned with the welfare of its citizens -- and remain with the viewpoint of the pre-national world. They treat it as one largeJewish ghetto, and maintain an army to keep the Jewish community concentrated within it. The Jewish nation remains scattered throughout the nations but isunited, be it by a shared religion, shared culture, or shared ethnicity. It lacks nationality in the modern sense. In the modern world its sons and daughters belong to various nations. Some of its children have an additional plot of land guarded by a Jewish army, but without its own nationality. This is Israel's single innovation -- a ghetto for members of the Jewish religion,guarded by a Jewish army.
As a state of a religion-nation, Israel recognizes only the Orthodox stream of Judaism while adopting the fiction of religious equality which allows it to ignore its children who are organized into communities which are not Orthodox, much less its children which are not Jewish at all.

The only solution which could save Israel from the chaos in which it languishes is to draw a distinction between members of the Israeli nation and members of the Jewish religion and to separate government of the nation from that of the community, separate religious institutions from the state. Thus Israel can try to fulfill the dreams of thefathers of emancipation: renewal and revival of an ancient race returning to its soil. Israel must recognize the Israeli nation and an Israeli national identity whose purpose it is to establish a government which will be concerned for the welfare of the nation and the benefit of its children while revoking the mystical messianic goals in whose name the governments of Israel have professed to preserve the members of the Jewish religion, culture, and ethnicity throughout the world.
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YugoLand

While most of us were still hung up on grunge, the republics of the former Yugoslavia spent the early 90s hung up on seceding into their own countries and mass-murdering people over infinitesimal ethnic differences. And the mid 90s. And the late 90s. To commemorate 12 years without a major attempted genocide, we decided to rent a Yugo and take a road trip through the Balkans to see what's going on and try to wrap our thinkers around what was up with all that ethnic cleansin'.
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Our first stop: A nostalgic amusement park in northern Serbia that recreates Marshall Tito's Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia with startling accuracy and grimness.
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YugoLand
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Brazilian Cannibalism


Sao Paolo, Brazil (CNN) -- Brazilian police have arrested three people suspected of killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their remains to make stuffed meat pies sold in the northeastern town of Garanhuns.
 
The three suspects, 51-year-old Jorge Beltrao Negroponte, his wife and his mistress were arrested Wednesday and have confessed to the crimes, police told national television. The female suspects were not identified.
Interviewed behind bars, Negroponte told SBT Television that he followed the instructions of voices in his head.
"I did certain things for purification, to protect people and deliver them to God," he told SBT on Sunday.
He confirmed that he and his two companions ate the flesh of the women "to purify them."
Police said the suspects lured the two young women to their house by offering them a job as a nanny.
Authorities were first alerted to the situation when the suspects tried to use the credit card of a woman who had disappeared.
According to Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, a 5-year-old girl living with the suspects showed the police where they could find the remains of the bodies. The remains of two women were found buried in the backyard of the house, police said.
Police said they believe the girl is the daughter of another woman who disappeared in 2008.
According to the newspaper report, Negroponte's wife was known in the town for her meat pies. During the police deposition, she said she stuffed them with human flesh and sold them to neighbors, schools and hospitals.
Police believe the number of victims could top 10.
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