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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Free Willy! (and Lazer)

It's almost like I'm some sort of a prophet or something.
Just a few weeks ago I laughed about Lazer being a beached whale and getting thrown into the sea. Now look what happened.

That kinda gives a new interpretation to "go back to where you came from".

You can't say history is without humor...

An intifadeh broke out in Paris. Thousands of angry young Arab immigrants are burning cars, buildings and handicapped women. It all has a nice ironic touch of familiarity to me. The first Intifadeh broke out just like that: with a car accident blamed on the government. Now, only a few things lack to make this a perfect gloating moment.

This is what things would look like if we ever wanted to get back at France for what they have put Israel through in the last few years. I still don't know how I feel about the riots. I do feel sorry for France and especially the poor civilians injured in this, but its quite obvious France had it coming, it's simply called Karma. I think I'll gloat for a few days and then go over to their side. Meanwhile? Bring on the marshmallows.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

UN hands out "cultural understanding" award to Jewhater.

Let's say you're a chairman of an international organisation. Now, let's imagine you have to nominate an artist for his contributions to world peace and understanding between cultures. Who would you pick? Bono? Pink Floyd? John Lennon?
Well, if you're Kofi Annan that natural pick would be the author of the Palestinian anthem, Mikis "Jews are the root of all evil" Theodorakis.

UNESCO awarded its International Music Prize 2005 to 'Zorba the Greek' composer Mikis Theodorakis for his contributions to understanding between cultures and the advancement of peace.

"understanding between cultures and advancement of peace". Hmm, OK, now let's cite some things this guy said two years ago:
  • "Jews are the root of all evil"
  • "He said he doesn't hate Jews, but rather Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's policies regarding the Palestinians, which he described as Nazi-like. Sharon -- and other Jews in influential positions -- persuaded U.S. President George W. Bush to go to war against Iraq, he added."
  • He called Jewish claims of anti-Semitism a "masochistic reaction" by a people who like to be "the victim."
  • "They hold world finance in their hands, so it's only natural that they would see themselves as very strong," Theodorakis said. "In America the Jewish community is very strong. It controls much of the economy, certainly the mass media," he said.
  • "The Jewish people now appear to control the big banks. And often the governments. So whatever bad or evil comes from the governments, it's natural for ordinary people to associate that with the Jewish people," he said.

Luckily for us, he also found the solution to all our problems:
After describing how his religious grandmother believed Jews drank the blood of Christian boys during Easter, the composer said the problem was that Jews didn't accept Jesus.

Well. No wonder the UN gave him the award from promoting "peace" and "understanding between different cultures". He's clearly a very tolerant, loving man.
In fact, I wonder which painter will get that award this year, with Hitler being dead and all.

Friday, November 04, 2005

More EU hypocrisy.

A few weeks ago Turkey fined twenty Kurds for using the letters W and Q which do not exist in the Turkish alphabet and it is against the law to use them in Turkey (or something of the sort). Naturally, the EU got all excited, started criticizing Turkey, and politicians from throughout Europe have pointed at the case as an example of Turkish limitations on freedom of speech and as a reason Turkey can't be in the EU.
And today, in Spain, a court sentenced a man to a year in prison for "insulting the king".
MADRID, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court sentenced the leader of an outlawed Basque party to a year in prison on Friday for calling King Juan Carlos the "leader of the torturers". The court found that the comment by Batasuna leader Arnaldo Otegi at a news conference in 2003 broke a law prohibiting serious insults against Spain's king.

"We sentence Arnaldo Otegi, as criminally responsible for a crime of serious insults against the king ... to the penalty of one year in prison," the Supreme Court's written ruling said.
Shocked response from the EU, anyone? Postponing Spain's membership?
Why would they, after all, unlike Turkey, Spain doesn't have Muslim people in it. Because this is what the EU is all about. It's an elitist, white-christian-only society. The only reason Turkey isn't in the EU is because they're neither white, nor christian enough, and Europeans should admit it. The only reason EU criticizes Turkey for "occupation" and "human rights violations" and doesn't even bother to look at the way EU members behaving (France in Ivory Coast for instance) is because Turks aren't white or christian.
Well, after all, he insulted the king, "Off with his head!!!"

Oooh.. Love in my Inbox.

I'm used to getting "love" letters regularly, in fact in the last week I've been in the army, my Inbox was filled with more hatemail than I've ever seen (including someone who was kind enough to subscribe me to quite a few nasty porn spammers, the politest of which was titled "Fist goes WHERE????") .
One of those messages shines above the other, you see it was written by someone in the UK who works for the Coventry city council, and used their mail account to supply me with the following feedback.
your sites a disgrace,you pro israeli facist scum bags.

It must be sad living in Britain and writing hate mail to an Israeli more fluent than you in your own language (I am aware of my spelling problems, but English isn't my first, or second language, I think I'm allowed a certain quota of errors). Let me try and help you a bit.
I think what you meant was "Your site is a disgrace, you pro-Israeli fascist scumbag."
I wonder how the city council keeps employing you. The message continues with what appears as an automatic script.
This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you have received this e-mail in error, you are requested to contact the sender immediately, and not to disclose or make use of this information.

Does it LOOK like I signed up to the "send me hatemail now" newsletter? Newsflash, don't send hatemail to blog owners and expect it to remain confidential.

All e-mails are monitored by Coventry City Council IT Security, using Star Filtering Services.

Well, Coventry city council, I'd advise you to change your filtering service. Or, possibly, add a spell checking one.
And to the idiot who mailed me this one, just so you know, I've contacted Coventry City Council to let them know how their bandwidth is used.

Of all the places in the world.

Israel has a new reality show craze, with "Mikol Habanot Ba-Olam" (of all the girls in the world). It's a "Bachelor" style show, with the twist of a rich Jewish guy from NYC coming to Israel to find a Jewish wife. It's not that interesting, not a big hit, and I have to say, it looks like the producers worked pretty hard to find every last skank in the country to drool over Ari. Ari became a superstar, atleast in the US newspapers. But apparently some in the US aren't satisfied:

Josh Neuman, editor-in-chief of Heeb magazine, thinks that the comparison between Israeli women and American women is feeding into a "stereotype" and "clich‚" that's outdated, hence the show's title "Of All the Girls in the World."

"That clich‚ goes back to a Zionist ideological theory," he says. "It's such a blatant rip-off of the idea that Jews aren't really at home anywhere but Israel and only there do they live an authentic existence.

Clich? Theory?
Hey Josh, when is the last time you got Friday afternoon and Sabbath off and worked on Sunday? When is the last time all traffic in YOUR town stopped on Yom Kippur? When was the last time you got Passover off? What about Sukkot? Have you ever went on a job interview and were afraid to mention your religion? How many of your Jewish relatives raise their children to Christianity/Islam/Buddhism/Whatever?
Israel is indeed the only place Jews can feel truly home. Any Jew who has ever visited Israel knows that. Even Israelis who have left to find better financial or security conditions know that. Israel is unique, one of its kind.
Some want to stay and live abroad, and wait for your first grandson's baptism before realizing that Israel is the place for the Jewish people. I prefer understanding it now, than being sorry later. Israel is the key to the survival of the Jewish people as a religion, ethnicity and culture, even if they don't live here, Jews recognize Israel as their insurance policy, they know it will be here for them during the hard times (ask Ethiopians, Aregntinians, and French Jews).
So you might sit in your convinient home abroad, but know this, the future is in Israel. The only thing abroad is the past.
There, I think I ranted enough.