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1.31.2015

Pr. Obama's first HUGE LIE: The Obama administration’s illusionary job gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/01/30/the-obama-administrations-illusionary-job-gains-from-the-trans-pacific-partnership/

***** MUST READ... "my own long-term reaction to the Holocaust has led me not to focus on anti-Semitism and Jewish security (although neither can be ignored) but on the values and teaching that I see as central to Judaism. Justice, Compassion, Humility, individual and collective Responsibility. These are not new lessons but very old ones. As a Jew, I choose to apply these to our relationship with the Palestinian people because this is the issue on which we must judge ourselves. In the 21st century this is ‘the Jewish question’... While a growing number of Jews both in Israel and around the world share this perspective, it is still a minority opinion. When it comes to the Palestinian people, the Holocaust has hardened our hearts and closed our minds. The scale of our own suffering has made us blind to their suffering – which we see as all of their own making....Perhaps this was inevitable. Why should a people abused and broken become saints? The opposite result is more often the outcome. I am asking for too much. Expecting something that no group is capable of. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/auschwitz-revisited#sthash.d1NkFQKE.dpuf

"my own long-term reaction to the Holocaust has led me not to focus on anti-Semitism and Jewish security (although neither can be ignored) but on the values and teaching that I see as central to Judaism. Justice, Compassion, Humility, individual and collective Responsibility. These are not new lessons but very old ones. As a Jew, I choose to apply these to our relationship with the Palestinian people because this is the issue on which we must judge ourselves. In the 21st century this is ‘the Jewish question’... While a growing number of Jews both in Israel and around the world share this perspective, it is still a minority opinion. When it comes to the Palestinian people, the Holocaust has hardened our hearts and closed our minds. The scale of our own suffering has made us blind to their suffering – which we see as all of their own making. ... 
Perhaps this was inevitable. Why should a people abused and broken become saints? The opposite result is more often the outcome. I am asking for too much. Expecting something that no group is capable of. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/auschwitz-revisited#sthash.d1NkFQKE.dpuf
-  See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/auschwitz-revisited#sthash.d1NkFQKE.dpuf

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization......... The Cancer that is Zionism is corrupting and killing... everything.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/31/us-egypt-hamas-idUSKBN0L40BS20150131

1.30.2015

***** This study obliterates the myth that Muslims are more violent...... All of my study thus far points in this direction... that Muslims as a group are the Godliest of the major religions

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/30/7951309/islam-violence

STOP. WATCH: Dolphin Asks Diver for Help Removing a Fishing Hook Read more at http://blog.therainforestsite.com/dolphin-hook-rescue/#psRuigYJxtPyFMJm.99

WATCH: Dolphin Asks Diver for Help Removing a Fishing Hook
Read more at http://blog.therainforestsite.com/dolphin-hook-rescue/#psRuigYJxtPyFMJm.99

Why Israel picks fights with Hezbollah. And why it will probably pick another one before too long.

http://972mag.com/why-israel-picks-fights-with-hezbollah/102044/

***** On Religion.... When Religion moves from 'as if' it were True, to 'IT IS THE TRUTH' it moves from Life Giving to Death Giving... Religion is NEVER the Truth, Reality. And... It is virtually impossible for a human to exist without a 'religion' - world view, understanding of how things work, belief system. "Fundamentalism" is the genocidal problem. (click for detail)

(the following is far from neatly written and thought out but it is an explosive advance, for me, this afternoon, in terms of my understanding of these issues)

When Religion moves from 'as if' it were True, to 'IT IS THE TRUTH' it moves from Life Giving to Death Giving

Religion is often on my mind because it is central to the single greatest evil on earth today - the slow torture genocide of my Muslim / Christian family in Palestine by Fundamentalist US christians and Israeli jews.  This is forcing me into study of Islam, Judaism, fundamentalism (christian and jewish)... that otherwise I would not undertake:

Human Religion is NEVER the Truth, Reality because we Humans are in imperfect species.

And... It is virtually impossible for a human to exist without a 'Religion' - world view, understanding of how things work, belief system.

And it is Impossible to Thrive Spiritually and Physically without a comprehensive, healthy, Holistic, Truth-Approximating Religion that enables one to keep all aspects of their needs as humans optimally met, and those of the people they influence, most importantly young-ones. (Adamant 'Blindness' to this is maybe the most fatal flaw of the Left.)

One of the greatest scientific minds, EO Wilson, is in the news recent days for his stance in an upcoming book that the world is dying from religion. I often have this thought.  But seeing this from him makes me recall that no one does not have a 'religion,' a 'belief system,' a way of 'seeing and understanding' the world. 

What may well destroy the world, and what DOES destroy any individual 'spiritually' (the only existence that matters) is not Religion, which is Indispensable and Unavoidable, but Fundamentalism, that is, when one  moves from understanding that their way of seeing the world is NOT REALITY, NOT TRUE... that the world, the Creator, is REAL, TRUE, and that our religion at best can only approximate that Truth, Reality... to the error of 'believing' their Religion to be True, Realty, and therefore 1. The Only True religion (all others being inferior) and 2. Dead, Fixed, no longer moving closer to the Truth, Reality... and probably 'Killing' anyone and anything that IS moving toward them.  Making this mistake is the False Idol that Jesus spoke of, and the 'Tribal' religions that cause so many genocidal wars.  Making this mistake is when 'religion' becomes 'dry as dust,' or, 'a social club with a thin veneer of reality,' whether this fatal mistake is made by a christian, jew, scientist or atheist, liberal or conservative.  

The US left, Liberals, are mostly Fundamentalists.  They believe they know the Truth - education, science, equality, rationality... whatever.

The US right conservatives are mostly Fundamentalists - 'christian' (they couldn't be more anti-Christlike), terrified of change, 'religiously' selfish in principal... whatever.

The one in a million Great Humans are so exactly because they never make the Deadly Error of becoming Fundamentalist in their Belief. 

All Fundamentalist make themselves less than human, sub-human, truly 'Dead,' Dead to moving closer to Reality, Truth... they surrender their 'Image' as children of the Creator by taking on their Fundamentalists beliefs as Truth, Reality, rather than Facing, Embracing that their Religion is at best a means of best living even though we can never know Truth, Reality being the imperfect beings that we are... and that their Religion can, and needs to, constantly improve, move more toward the Truth, Reality.

Fundamentalism is clinical delusion, insanity, mental illness.  It is divorce from reality, truth... that we can never know Reality, Truth.

Fundamentalism of the left, the liberals, academic elites... is destroying all life on earth materially and destroying much human goodness by ignoring the moral limits and boundaries the human needs for Health and Survival.

Fundamentalism on the right, the conservatives... is destroying life regionally - christian Fundamentalists exterminating a million in Iraq, torturing millions in Palestine, literally trying to bring about Armageddon.  muslim fundamentalists are killing thousands in Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria.... jewish fundamentalists are driving much of the US christian Fundamentalist insanity and mid-east Islamic Fundamentalist insanity. Fundamentalists on the right are thereby moving us to global annihilation by nuclear war.

Guilty Verdict for CIA Agent Called 'New Low' in War on Whistleblowers. As case grounded 'largely on circumstantial evidence' results in guilty verdict, advocates for Jeffrey Sterling say government has gone too far

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/27/guilty-verdict-cia-agent-called-new-low-war-whistleblowers

1.29.2015

vid. John McCain to Code Pink: "Get out of here you low-life scum." ..... Is "Code Pink" low-life scum? I mean, have they paid some price to morally justify their regular public assaults on world figures? Or do they just take cheap, 'low life' shots paying little or no personal price to do so? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/29/mccain-get-out-of-here-you-low-life-scum/

Is "Code Pink" low-life scum?  I mean, have they paid some price to morally justify their regular public assaults on world figures?  Or do they just take cheap, 'low life' shots paying little or no personal price to do so?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/01/29/mccain-get-out-of-here-you-low-life-scum/

***** Independent investigation details Israel’s deliberate targeting of civilians in Gaza

1.28.2015

vid. 2 hr. Black Like Me (1964)


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vid. 1 hr. White Like Me

1.27.2015

Nd. Rabbi Kook, the Elder, the revered father of the messianic tendency of Jewish fundamentalism (who is featured in our book), said “The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews – all of them in all different levels – is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle. ...... Rabbi Kook’s entire teaching was based upon the Lurianic Cabbala, the school of Jewish mysticism that dominated Judaism from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. One of the basic tenants of the Lurianic Cabbala is the absolute superiority of the Jewish soul and body over the non-Jewish soul and body. According to the Lurianic Cabbala, the world was created solely for the sake of Jews; the existence of non-Jews was subsidiary. If an influential Christian bishop or Islamic scholar argued that the difference between the superior souls of non-Jews and the inferior souls of Jews was greater than the difference between the human soul and the souls of cattle, he would incur the wrath of and be viewed as an anti-Semite by most Jewish scholars regardless of whatever less meaningful, positive statements he included ” , Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

Rabbi Kook, the Elder, the revered father of the messianic tendency of Jewish fundamentalism (who is featured in our book), said “The difference between a Jewish soul and souls of non-Jews – all of them in all different levels – is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle. ...... Rabbi Kook’s entire teaching was based upon the Lurianic Cabbala, the school of Jewish mysticism that dominated Judaism from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. One of the basic tenants of the Lurianic Cabbala is the absolute superiority of the Jewish soul and body over the non-Jewish soul and body. According to the Lurianic Cabbala, the world was created solely for the sake of Jews; the existence of non-Jews was subsidiary. If an influential Christian bishop or Islamic scholar argued that the difference between the superior souls of non-Jews and the inferior souls of Jews was greater than the difference between the human soul and the souls of cattle, he would incur the wrath of and be viewed as an anti-Semite by most Jewish scholars regardless of whatever less meaningful, positive statements he included ” , Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

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the Archbishop of Wales has criticized "atheistic fundamentalism" broadly[26][27][28] and said "Any kind of fundamentalism, be it Biblical, atheistic or Islamic, is dangerous".[29] He also said, "the new fundamentalism of our age ... leads to the language of expulsion and exclusivity, of extremism and polarisation, and the claim that, because God is on our side, he is not on yours."

Nd. , Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

, Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

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Vid. 2 min. Israeli minister: "Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it"

Nd. " Virtually identified with Arab terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism is anathema throughout the non-Muslim world. Virtually identified with ignorance, superstition, intolerance and racism, Christian fundamentalism is anathema to the cultural and intellectual elite in the United States. The recent significant increase in its number of adherents, combined with its widening political influence, nevertheless, make Christian fundamentalism a real threat to democracy in the United States. Although possessing nearly all the important social scientific properties of Islamic and Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism is practically unknown outside of Israel and certain sections of a few other places. When its existence is acknowledged, its significance is minimized or limited to arcane religious practices and quaint middle European dress, most often by those same non-Israeli elite commentators who see so uncompromisingly the evils inherent in Jewish fundamentalism’s Islamic and/or Christian cousins" , Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

" Virtually identified with Arab terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism is anathema throughout the non-Muslim world. Virtually identified with ignorance, superstition, intolerance and racism, Christian fundamentalism is anathema to the cultural and intellectual elite in the United States. The recent significant increase in its number of adherents, combined with its widening political influence, nevertheless, make Christian fundamentalism a real threat to democracy in the United States. Although possessing nearly all the important social scientific properties of Islamic and Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism is practically unknown outside of Israel and certain sections of a few other places. When its existence is acknowledged, its significance is minimized or limited to arcane religious practices and quaint middle European dress, most often by those same non-Israeli elite commentators who see so uncompromisingly the evils inherent in Jewish fundamentalism’s Islamic and/or Christian cousins" , Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

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UK Jews and Muslims team up against hate. As religious tensions escalate in Europe, Muslims and Jews in North London band together to negate hate.

The American Sniper You Didn't Hear About

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking.... "The peddling of such myths is the very currency of Hollywood. Over many decades the US movie industry has proved itself one of the most potent weapons in the armoury of US imperialism, helping to project a myth of an America defined by lofty attributes of courage, freedom, and democracy"

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking.... "The peddling of such myths is the very currency of Hollywood. Over many decades the US movie industry has proved itself one of the most potent weapons in the armoury of US imperialism, helping to project a myth of an America defined by lofty attributes of courage, freedom, and democracy"

Nd. Israeli Justice Minister Yosef Lapid was probably correct when in a December 19, 2003 statement he described the Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza as “barbaric” and accused them of having de facto control in Israel and of wanting to drive Palestinians out of the West Bank and Jordan, Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

Israeli Justice Minister Yosef Lapid was probably correct when in a December 19, 2003 statement he described the Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza as “barbaric” and accused them of having de facto control in Israel and of wanting to drive Palestinians out of the West Bank and Jordan, Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel.

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Israel Shahak, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel: Fundamentalist members of the Knesset, for example, concerned about the increase of homosexuality compared homosexuals and lesbians to animals and vowed that “when in power” they would order compulsory psychiatric treatment for homosexuals and lesbians

Fundamentalist members of the Knesset, for example, concerned about the increase of homosexuality compared homosexuals and lesbians to animals and vowed that “when in power” they would order compulsory psychiatric treatment for homosexuals and lesbians

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Nd. "many Israeli Jews are chauvinists who feel pride in the display of Jewish power and considered it to be compensation for centuries of Jewish humiliation." from Jewish fundamentalism by Israel Shahak

"many Israeli Jews are chauvinists who feel pride in the display of Jewish power and considered it to be compensation for centuries of Jewish humiliation." from Jewish fundamentalism by Israel Shahak

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U.S. NGO: 'Hate group' funding Republican trip to Israel

The crisis is compounded since we have been told for 30 years that the route to universal wellbeing is to abandon the expense of justice and equity and so allow the judgments of the market to go unobstructed

Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost By accepting Speaker Boehner's invitation to address Congress, the Israeli leader has chosen to side with political forces opposed by many US Jews

***** The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

Gaza bound donations evaporate as UN agency unable to repair war's damage

Transgender man has private audience with Pope Francis

1.26.2015

***** Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus. “American Sniper” caters to a deep sickness rippling through our society. It holds up the dangerous belief that we can recover our equilibrium and our lost glory by embracing an American fascism."

http://www.truthdig.com/report/page3/killing_ragheads_for_jesus_20150125

Having read the first 1/5 of the Qur'an I find it no more primitive, quaint, ignorant, dangerous, ignorant, harmful, 'terrorizing'... (detail)

Having read the first 1/5 of the Qur'an I find it no more primitive, quaint, ignorant, dangerous, ignorant, harmful, 'terrorizing'... than the Old Testament and New Testament... except for the Humane, Advanced, Sane Moral Teachings of Jesus in Mark, Luke and Matthew (not the nonsense in John) which is somewhat carried forward in the Qur'an as well.  Both are books by fairly good, well-intended people trying, within the limits of the knowledge and science of their time, to increase the peace and well-being of humankind.  Jesus, the man, alone, according to the best scholars I can find, focused on morality, Universal Family, and effectively rejected all the mythology, mysticism, magic of the sort found in the OT and repeated in the Qur'an. I find the Qur'an less deadly in word and historical consequence than the christian bibloe because although like the NT bible Jesus is revered, in the NT it is largely for what was made up about him, 'son of god,' which was NOT carried forward in the Qur'an.

vid. 10 min. Australian MP exposes Israeli poopaganda in Australia about Palestine : David Shoebridge

Ending Greece’s Nightmare

President Obama gave the traditional mainstream media carte blanche for six years. They failed to report truthfully, accurately, and in an unbiased manner. The president decided to remove a level of indirection to get his message out. No longer will the traditional mainstream media get first dibs. These vloggers and bloggers will no longer be solely dependent on the traditional media's colored interpretation.

1.25.2015

Haaretz: Netanyahu and the laws of killing 'goyim.’ Israel is becoming a racist society, in which the prime minister of a country that was founded after the murder of Jews salutes a rabbi who supported a work on the laws of killing non-Jews.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/netanyahu-and-the-goyim.premium-1.517024

nd. Hmmm. Every species, all healthy tissue, every healthy organ... devotes every second of its existence to the well-being of the species, and the larger body, group, all of creation... and humans think they can be happy devoting their lives to their individual self, and maybe a few others around them, as does cancer.

Hmmm.  Every species, all healthy tissue, every healthy organ... devotes every second of its existence to the well-being of the species, and the larger body, group, all of creation... and humans think they can be happy devoting their lives to their individual self, and maybe a few others around them, as does cancer.