Saturday, April 23, 2011
My parents were scum, and no doubt. I'm old now and I can see them for what they were, not as a child upset about this or that but as an old man who has been in the world and who has seen and done much, much of it hard. My parents were scum. My grandfather, I am sorry to say, was probably not related to me by blood. He was a god. I loved him very much, and to this day I could weep at the thought of him dying in front of me like that.
Grampa took me out for the weekend into the high mountains to a lake he liked to fish at. He'd sit and smoke his pipe and doze off in the sunlight and make funny noises in his sleep. I'd scamper around on the rocks and run through the forest and look for things of interest, old arrow heads sometimes, or petrified wood or stones with things growing in them, amber with leaves and such. I'd come back and show grampa the things I found, and he'd tell me I should have been fishing because he hooked one so big it nearly pulled him into the lake. He had to let it go because I wasn't there to help him pull it in. He did magic tricks with cards and pulled things out of his hand and had me rapt and wondrous. He was a clever guy and funny and wise. He knew all about our family, that we were directly descended from the kings and that we were warriors back in the old country. He had the battle yells and he knew the clans, the good and the bad, and he was my hero. He knew about the swords and the shields and the battles we fought in the hills back in the land. He knew the sky and the gods and all about us and beyond. At night he'd sit by the fire and play the pipes over the lake. To this day I get chills at the hint of the sound.
So I came out of the forest and saw my grampa lying on his side and hardly moving on the ground. I put my face down beside him to ask what was wrong, and his breath nearly made me sick. I drew back and he closed his eyes and soon after made a terrible gurgling sound and was still. I sat with him and waited for him to get up, but he didn't. He was dead. There was no way I could bring him back. I shook him and I cried and I jumped around and had fits, but none of that did any good. I thought of getting him in the boat so I could row him to the dock across the lake, but it was late and I didn't think I could make it alone. I got him in, but I was done. I couldn't row that far in the night. I left him there and slept.
I woke up because it was cold, and I put some wood on the fire. I looked at grampa laying there in the bottom of the boat. I held up a brand and saw a bug crawl into grampa's nose. Grampa didn't even twitch, and the bug never came back out. I was pretty distressed. I started laying in our stuff beside him, thinking I could try the row across the lake anyway. I had all our stuff piled up, and then I could do no more. I was too tired and too upset. I sat and cried a while. But then I heard a voice from the hills, a Scotsman like my grampa but different, a king's voice, telling me that grampa was dead and was on his way to the Halls. I looked at grampa in the bottom of the boat, and he looked OK. He looked small but good. He was a handsome guy. I put some stones on his chest from shoulder to shoulder, and some fishing lures on a line over his forehead, a bit like a crown. I adjusted his fishing rod by his side, and put the tackle box at his feet. I pushed the boat into the water till it was floating and free, and then I poured a can of kerosene all over grampa and the rest of the things with him. I ran back to the campfire and got a burning branch and tossed it into the boat. There was a fire as grampa floated way in the night to Heaven. It was huge for a while, and I feared that someone would see it and come and get me and find grampa before he got to his place, but nothing happened but the fire got smaller as the boat caught a current and became a small glow in the darkness. I tried blowing the pipes but I never learned how, and I couldn't make them work. Eventually I fell asleep.
In the morning I walked around the back of the lake and got a ride with a farmer who knew my family. He asked where my family was, and I told him I had been fishing with grampa for the weekend, and that grampa died on the shore. He wanted to go back and see for himself but I told him I had put grampa in the boat and cast him adrift. I didn't mention the fire.
Well, I had to when my dad got hold of me. He went crazy. He was crazy to start with. We can skip that part. I remember Easter as the day my grampa died and went to Avalon, to stand for his time in the Ring of Brodgar, to face our forefathers, to take his place among them. That's the part I recall. The rest was not so good. I remember that too. My grampa, of course, never came back from the lake. He wasn't Jesus. I didn't ever think so. He was a hero. That's all I ever wanted from him. That's how I remember him.
As chief judge of 19th District Court in Dearborn, Mark Somers has heard a number of high-profile, religious-based First Amendment cases during his time on the bench and is no stranger to controversy.More: http://www.freep.com/article/
Somers, 52, was first elected to the court in 2002. He is serving his second, six-year term and his third term as chief judge.
Last summer, Somers presided over a trial involving four Christian missionaries accused of inciting a crowd while videotaping themselves evangelizing to Muslims at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn.
The missionaries were acquitted in September.
No, it's not like Somers is anti-Christian. He is an active member of his own church. It seems that he just doesn't like churches that don't follow his particular line of belief. Cross his religious line and go to gaol. Or maybe only lose your job.
By: Bill Proctor
DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - “Religion and the law make an uncomfortable mix," that’s the basis for years of complaints from attorneys and others who’ve appeared before Judge Mark Somers in Dearborn.
Now three lawsuits filed by current and former employees has heated up the battle to remove him from the bench for “preaching religion.” Former probation officer Simone Calvas was fired by Somers after her friends and coworkers Sharon Langen and Julie Pucci sent formal complaints to supervising judges and the State Supreme Court about Somers making religious references and quoting scripture from the bench. Langen was demoted, but Pucci was also fired after the Supreme Court’s regional administrator Deb Green chose to only accept Somers promise to stop the misconduct, and remove religious references from court documents.
With their reports, officials suggested their jobs would not be in jeopardy if Somers remained on the bench, but soon after he became Chief Judge of the 19th District, the women say they became targets.
“ What was going on in the court room was very bothersome to a lot of us,” Calvas told Action News. “There was religious connotations used from the bench…do you go to church, controlled substances or marijuana was referred to as Satan’s weed.”
“Basically, Ms Pucci and Ms. Langen complained about Judge Somers refusal to respect the separation of church and state,” said Calvas’ attorney James Fett. “You have other judges, Judge Hultgren, Judge Wyganic and Judge Sobatca all said my client did a fine job. And the only one who had a problem with my client was Judge Somers.”
Religious leaders held a news conference Monday at Greater Mount Tabor Baptist Church on West Chicago and wore T-shirts that read “I Am American … I Am American … I AM American.”
“I would call on Terry Jones not to come to Dearborn,” said Imam Hassan Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America, at whose mosque Jones is planning to protest. “What he is doing is inciting hatred against Muslims. We do not think what he is doing is helping our community, our society or our country.”
Metro Detroit religious leaders plan prayer vigils Thursday and Friday to show solidarity against Jones. A prayer event is planned Thursday at the mosque, while another vigil is planned at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center in Dearborn on Friday before Jones’ protest.
The Rev. Edwin Rowe of Central United Methodist Church downtown urged religious leaders and others in Metro Detroit to speak out against Jones.
The [Somers] couple is active in the Dearborn First United Methodist Church.
"I'll be back."
A defiant Terry Jones says he plan s to protest next week at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn despite a judge's order that he stay from the mosque for three years. The Quran-burning pastor from Florida said his rights were violated Friday by a judge due to the influence of Islamic law.
"We plan to protest next week in front of the Islamic Center," Pastor Terry Jones said today.
"The arrests, the whole proceedings, were a definite violation of our Constitutional rights," Jones added. "As a matter of fact, we were arrested and had not even committed a crime. It is a complete violation of our First Amendment right of freedom of speech. It was clearly influenced by the mosque. "
Jones had wanted to protest Friday against jihad and sharia outside the Islamic Center on Friday, but was thwarted by authorities. The center is the largest mosque in metro Detroit, a region with a sizable Muslim population.
On Friday, Judge Mark Somers ordered that Jones and Pastor Wayne Sapp be remanded to jail after a jury determined they would be likely to breach the peace. In his decision Judge Somers set a $1 cash bond for Jones and Sapp, and also said Jones and Sapp could not go to the mosque or adjacent property for three years.
The only exception would be if the leadership of the mosque, such as its board, decided it would be ok for him to visit, Somers said.
Jones said that was an example of the influence of sharia, or Islamic law, in Dearborn.
"Sharia is much closer than we thought," Jones said. "The judge even made a statement, that if the mosque elders and leadership would have desired the restraints placed on us of not going near the mosque be lifted, then he would have taken that into consideration. Thus proving that this whole thing is a direct violation of freedom of speech and that they are favoring the religion of Islam."
Jones also questioned why he was allowed to protest at a free-speech zone in front of Dearborn City Hall, but not the mosque.
Dearborn Mayor John O'Reilly Jr. said that he and his city fully support free speech, but added that the right is not absolute. It has to take into consideration the rights of others and public safety. He has said repeatedly that there is no sharia at all being practiced by Dearborn officials.
The mayor said Friday that police will take appropriate action if Jones decides to ignore the judge's orders to stay away from the mosque.
PROTEST AGAINST THE DENIAL OF OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Stand Up America Now! with Dr. Terry Jones will protest on the steps of the City Hall in Dearborn, Michigan, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5pm.
We invite every American who still believes in the freedom and rights that our Constitution guarantees to come and stand with us.
Thank you, Dr. Terry Jones
I'm starting to like this guy.
And thank you Götzen-Dürrenmatt for creating this timeless master(whatever)
Friday, April 22, 2011
Americans in this culture would rather murder 1,000 people than see a Qur'an burnt, so Jones is jailed
Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad testified that Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, who heads the Islamic Center, told him that for some members of his mosque, burning the Quran was considered a major crime. Qazwini expressed concern about how some young members of his mosque might react to Jones, Haddad testified.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Moran said in court that Qazwini talked about how some feel Quran-burning "is worse than more than 1,000 deaths. That's what the citizens of this society believe."
Moran used that as one reason why Jones should not be allowed to protest outside the Islamic Center, saying it would lead to a breach of the peace.But in his closing arguments, Jones said that the fact that such a view about Quran-burning concerns him, raising questions about Islam and violence, he said.
Jones is bailed. That's not good enough. It's an outrage that he had to do more than simply pick up a permit and go on his way to demonstrate. But this is Obama's Left dhimmi fascist America now. We're all going to be in jail if this continues. America will be a prison.
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Controversial Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones was taken to the Wayne County Jail, in Detroit, Michigan, after refusing to post a $1 peace bond.
However, someone posted the bond on his behalf not long after he was taken into custody.
Terry Jones was jailed briefly today in Dearborn, Michigan after refusing to pay a $1.00 bond-- and refusing to agree not to exercise his rights to free speech. It's not about the buck. You'd have to dig hard to find that in the mainstream media. Here's more, thanks to HRW at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.
Pastor seeking to protest at mosque briefly jailed
By COREY WILLIAMS
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- A Florida pastor's planned demonstration outside a Michigan mosque was scuttled Friday after a jury determined the protest would constitute a breach of the peace and he was briefly jailed for refusing to pay what authorities called a "peace bond."
The Rev. Terry Jones, whose past rhetoric against Muslims has inflamed anti-Western sentiment in Afghanistan, said he refused to pay the $1 bond because to do so would violate his freedom of speech. He later paid it and was released.
Jones had planned a demonstration Friday evening outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit that is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation. An estimated 30,000 people in Dearborn, about a third of the city's population, trace their roots to the Middle East.
Prosecutors worry that someone, who knows who, might get violent against Jones if he were allowed to demonstrate against violent Islam. It's Jones' fault if Muslims get violent, so Jones goes to jail for refusing to co-operate in his banishment.
Prosecutors worried the protest would lead to violence and asked Dearborn District Judge Mark Somers to intervene. Somers conducted a one-day jury trial to determine whether Jones would pose a threat to peace. They did, and Somers then ordered Jones and an associate to post the bond to ostensibly cover the costs of police protection.
While largely symbolic, the bond also came with conditions that included a prohibition on Jones from going to the mosque or the adjacent property for three years.
Somers said he spoke to the jury after they reached their verdict and they told him they were concerned with the "time, place and manner and not the content of the speech."
That place would be America, last time I checked.
But Robert Sedler, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State University, called the entire proceedings unconstitutional. He said the U.S. Supreme Court has found that it's the job of the police to protect speakers at such events and said it is unconstitutional to require protesters to post a bond for police protection.
"What basis did the state have for arguing that they would breach the peace?" Sedler said. "It's a matter of First Amendment requirement: The government can't stop a speaker from speaking because of danger from a hostile crowd."
The state law allowing a judge to require a bond "for preservation of public peace" originally dates to 1846. As recently as 1999, the state Court of Appeals upheld it as constitutional in a case involving feuding neighbors who sought peace bonds against each other.
DEARBORN, Michigan | Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:55pm EDT
DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - A controversial Florida pastor was jailed on Friday after a Michigan court determined that his planned demonstration outside a mosque was likely to provoke violence and he refused to pay a $1 bond.
Terry Jones, 59, was sent to the county jail in Detroit after he declined to meet the terms of a ruling by District Judge Mark Somers in an apparent protest.
Somers had ordered Jones and a supporter, Wayne Sapp, to each pay $1 under the terms of an order that would have also barred them from the Islamic Center of America mosque and nearby public property for three years.[....]
When Somers asked if he was prepared to meet the terms of the $1 bond, Jones said, "No."
Prosecutors, who had sought a $25,000 bond for both Sapp and Jones, said they could be jailed for up to three years if they declined to pay the $1 bond in protest.
"I strongly voice my disagreement with the ruling," said Sapp, 42, when asked by Somers if he had any comment on the ruling. "The peace bond is to prohibit free speech."
Sapp was also ordered to jail.
Dearborn police had denied Jones's request and asked him to protest instead in a "free speech zone" in front of one of the city buildings.
But Jones, who represented himself in court on Friday, argued that violated his free speech rights.
"The First Amendment is only valid if it allows us to say what other people may not like," Jones told jurors. "Otherwise, we do not need the First Amendment."
The American Civil Liberties Union agreed, saying police had overstepped by trying to force Jones to post a "peace bond" that could hold him financially responsible for police protection.
The civil rights group filed a motion asking District Judge Mark Somers to dismiss the case.
Somers, who had ruled in favor of prosecutors before the trial, declined to do so.
"It is unconstitutional to put a price on free speech in anticipation that the speech may not be welcome by others," said Rana Elmir, a spokeswoman for the ACLU.
Looks like he was ready for this. I wasn't:
On his way into the courtroom, Jones told local news outlet WJBK-TV that the protest -- scheduled for 5:00pm local time -- would go ahead regardless of what the jury decides.
"We will protest, yes. We will definitely risk that possibility [of going to jail]. We feel that this whole free speech zone, this peace bond, we feel that it is definitely unconstitutional," he said.
He added that, "One thing about freedom of speech ... it is only freedom of speech when it allows me to tell you what you do not like."
Look at this. It's proof:
Four Christians were arrested and thrown out of a public Arab festival in Michigan – and at least two people claim a crowd cheered “Allahu akbar!” while the Christians were led away in handcuffs for doing nothing more than engaging in peaceful dialogue and videotaping the event.
Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla and 18-year-old Negeen Mayel attended the 15th annual Dearborn Arab International Festival on June 18 in Dearborn, Mich., where an estimated 30,000 of the city’s 98,000 residents are Muslim.
The American Arab Chamber of Commerce announced the event was expected to draw “over 300,000 people from across the country, Canada and the Middle East.” The festival covers 14 blocks and is free and open to the public.http://
Whoops. Well, let's see what Dearborn is like.
According to dhimmi Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly:
“Dearborn is a diverse, safe and unified city that is addressing its future in a proactive manner. We cherish the American Dream that brought so many people here during the last century to earn a decent wage and enjoy a high quality of life thanks to Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company,” the letter said. “And for Dearborn, our success and our identity is tied to welcoming people of all backgrounds who have chosen to make America, and our community, their home. We are proud to have welcomed them.”
City officials denied Jones a protest permit for the event, citing concerns about a riot breaking out and about access for parishioners heading to Good Friday worship services at any of the four Christian churches that neighbor Islamic Center on Altar Road.
Furthermore, the Wayne County prosecutor filed a complaint to prevent a criminal act against Jones and his followers in Dearborn’s 19th District Court.
The prosecutor’s complaint sought to have Jones post a peace bond, which is cash or surety posted by a defendant to guarantee that they [JONES!] would not bother or threaten another person. Jones and his assistant, Wayne Sapp, both refused to post the bond and a jury trial began Friday.
Jones is told to post a hundred thousand dollar bond to ensure he won't attack Muslims. If we believe that, let's believe Islam is a religion of peace. Yeah, that's not a Shari'a enclave. It's Mainstreet, Michigan.
'We'll do it today at 5 or we'll come back next week'
Earlier, after an intense debate in court this morning over free speech and religion, Pastor Terry Jones said that he's not backing down from his plans to protest at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad testified today that there have been at least four serious threats made against Jones from metro Detroiters, arguing that his protest could lead to violence if allowed.
But Jones told the Free Press during his lunch break: "We'll do it today at 5 or we'll come back next week."
Speaking at a McDonald's restaurant down the street from the courthouse, Jones -- who's defending himself -- said he thought the proceedings are going well. And he said the government's case was weak.
As he spoke, someone drove down Michigan Avenue yelling "Get out of Dearborn, you terrorist!"
Jones is facing a jury trial today on whether he should be allowed to protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.[....]
In his opening statement, Jones repeated negative comments about Islam that he made last month when he oversaw the burning of the Quran in Florida. He said in court today that the Quran "promotes terrorist activities around the world."
He also strongly defended the U.S. Constitution.
"The one thing that makes the Constitution great is the First Amendment," Jones said to the jury.
Except for the Bible, the Constitution is the greatest document in history, Jones said."The 1st Amendment does us no good if it confines us to saying what is popular," he added.
Demonstration Against Sharia and Jihad
On Friday, April 22, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm
In front of America's Largest Mosque:
The Islamic Center of America
19500 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI
The STAND UP AMERICA NOW! DEMONSTRATION WILL BE LOCATED directly south of the Islamic Center, on the public grassy area between Altar Road and Ford Road
Here is the press release:
Today is our second day in court concerning our permit to protest, to exercise our First Amendment Rights.
We expressed very clearly yesterday, and will express this morning, that these prolonged court proceedings is a further attempt to try to stop us from exercising our First Amendment Rights.
They were, of course, not able to stop us by denying us the permit. They were not able to stop us by trying to institute some type of a "peace bond".
Now, the tactics are to prolong the court proceedings in order to somehow stop us from our planned protest.
This is State intimidation of citizens in favour of a select and approved in-group, i.e. Muslims in Dearborn, over Americans per se. It is wrong and anti-American to treat Jones this way. Like him or not, this is just dead wrong. Permit or no permit, I am cheering Jones' demonstration.
Seeing a man standing up to Red fascism in Dearborn is a good thing. Go, Jones.
And yes, things have changed since I was a church-goer. Then, some while ago, it must be, I, and all other men and boys, wore suits and ties. What doesn't change, one thing that never goes out of style, is our struggle for freedom. For that one sometimes has to dress down a bit. Or a lot....
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Is Jones causing a likely riot, as the police and mayor of Dearborn argue? Is his demonstration an act of provocation that will lead to violence that he should be held responsible for, and in fact must pay good money to save himself from? Maybe anyone who threatens violence from now on is given free rein to stop anything they dislike the sound of. Why not? Threaten to have a riot if Catholics go to church. Threaten violence in the pots-smokers have another party across the street. Threaten violence against your mother-in-law, and the police will demand she pay for protect-- wait. I didn't mean mother-in-law. You know what I mean.
Where does the extortion and intimidation end? Mulberry and Broome, right? At Umberto's Clam House. Last time I was there, a clot of shark-skin suited toughs hung around the doorway while the place filled up with mafiosi. That's where the extortion and intimidation ends. It's gangster land. It's no better if Muslims do it.
Oralandar Brand-Williams, "Friday trial will decide if pastor can protest at Dearborn mosque," The Detroit News. 21 April 2011
Dearborn— A seven-person jury on Friday will decide whether a Quran-burning pastor can legally carry out plans that day to protest at the Islamic Center of America mosque.
Florida Pastor Terry Jones expressed frustration over the prospect this afternoon, telling 19th District Judge Mark Somers that "it will be a problem" if the trial stretches on so long that he can't carry out the 5 p.m. demonstration against radical Islam.
Somers impaneled the jury of four woman and three men from a pool of 30 this afternoon after ruling that Jones' protest could endanger the public and would have to pay an unspecified peace bond to demonstrate on a small median outside the Ford Road mosque.
Jones refused to pay the bond and opted for the trial, which initially was believed to occur this afternoon.
The ruling puts into question Jones' demonstration, which has sparked arguments about the line between free speech and public safety. Prosecutors have sought the unspecified bond — Jones said it was up to $100,000 — for extra police in fear of a riot.
The hearing comes a day after Dearborn city officials denied Jones a permit to protest on public land near the mosque citing public safety concerns. They say he could face arrest if he carries through the protest. Before the hearing, Jones — who wore a leather jacket and jeans — said he planned to proceed with the demonstration despite the permitting issues or peace bond.
"This will not stop us," Jones said before the hearing that began at 3 p.m.
If the police figure it's too much trouble to prevent thugs from terrorising the citizens of this nation, then it will be time for the citizens of the nation to defend themselves, which iw what Jones seems to be planning. He's going to pack a gun. Good on him.
Thanks to Jihad Watch and Stand Up For America for the tips here.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I've written about Bahro here a number of times, and one will find some excellent work concerning Bahro, a "Fundie," by "Realos" under Janet Biehl (1953 - ) and Peter Staudenmaier (n.d.). For those interested, please do a search of the archives here. I'll leave some brief comments later in the evening, I hope.
For those who obviously don't get it, the connection between Islam and Ecology is the dhimmitude and philobarbarism. More on that, as with most posts, in up-coming entries.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Or are they? Is that still allowed in America? He's a Christian, after all, and Dearborn is basically a Muslim city, like it or not. It means that Muslims might well turn to violence against an American citizen who demonstrates against them in public. Muslims might kill Jones and those who attend a rally with him. Solution? Ban Jones et al from demonstrating. We call it the rule of law.
Prosecutors Seek to Stop Rally Outside Dearborn Mosque by Florida Pastor
Concerned about a potential outbreak of violence, Wayne County prosecutors have filed a complaint in court that seeks to compel Florida pastor Terry Jones — who oversaw the burning of a Quran last month — not to rally outside an Islamic center in Dearborn this week.
Jones told the Free Press he intends to come to Dearborn this Friday with others to protest against sharia and jihad, Islamic ideas that he said threaten the U.S.
But Dearborn police and Wayne County prosecutors are trying to convince him that showing up at the Islamic Center of America would endanger his life and public peace. In the court filing, prosecutors and Dearborn police note that Jones has received numerous death threats and a $1.2 million bounty on his head by leaders of Jamaat-ud Dawa, a cover organization for the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.
Filed Friday in 19th district court in Dearborn, prosecutors say that if Jones shows up outside the center, “the greatest danger is the likelihood of a riot ensuing complete with the discharge of firearms.”
The court action, considered rare, is called in the filing a “verified complaint to institute proceedings to prevent crime.”
Dearborn and Wayne County authorities also note that Friday happens to be Good Friday and that the Islamic Center is next to several churches. And so if Jones and his followers were to protest, they argue, it could create enormous problems for Christian worshippers to enter and leave the churches for Good Friday services.
A spokesperson for Terry Jones was not immediately available to comment today, but Jones has told the Free Press he wants to come to Dearborn to help preserve the U.S. Constitution and ensure that Islam does not dominate non-Muslims.
Also today, a group of religious leaders, Christian and Muslim, gathered at Greater Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Detroit, to ask Jones not to visit Dearborn.
“He’s an impostor of the Christian religion,” said Rev. Charles E. Williams, pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit.
More here on Detroit, leading city in the late great state of Michigan:
It's the world of Obama in the flesh. Here's the musical version from-- Gasp!-- over 40 years ago.
As I recall, this video is from the Sixties.
in an email exchange with a psychologist in L.A. I got onto this idea of ecologists being false prophets. That conversation didn't go far, unfortunately, but during the course of it I came up with the thought that ecologists are false prophets. I looked on the Internet, and sure enough, I found the title above. I now have the book. It's written by a magazine journalist, so there isn't any great thinking in it, but the subject carries the work well enough.
Of the three reviews, be warned that at least one person didn't like the book. His review should tell you enough to decide for yourself:
Corporate Rubbish, June 25, 2005
This book isn't worth a cent. It's full of lies and major flaws.
Almost all scientists agree that global warming is a real danger to mankind. Insteed read something like Boiling Point or Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming.
If that doesn't get the point across, I'm sure PeaceCommie will have more to tell you when he controls the universe. Wait for it.
I'll try to add more when I finish the book.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
"All over the world, political organisations, religious and spiritual communities, human rights organisations, peace groups, and millions of citizens are laying the groundwork for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples to “cross the bridge” and at last co-exist in peace."
I've cut much of this for the sake of brevity. The whole of it is at the link below. It's the usual crap about peace and love (and, implicitly, kill the Jooos.) The so-called flotilla of dhimmis will carry some pretty dense folks this time round. One might even assume its human cargo to comprise nothing but yabbits, i.e. those who claim the Palestinians killed a vicious Italian dhimmi, 'yeah, but....'
Well, not rabbits, maybe terror Manques.
Jamie Glazov has a great piece that I insert here after the fact. Well worth reading:
The following stuff is what the dhimmis write.
New flotilla to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza
March 27, 2011 by occupiedpalestine
Sunday, March 27, 2011 Green Left Weekly
by Adam Haddad
The courageous participants in the June 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla turned the world’s attention to the plight of the Palestinian people. Yet Israel continues to defy international law, and thus the campaign to end the blockade of Gaza continues.
Responding to widespread international outrage at the attack on the freedom Flotilla, Israel announced an easing of its illegal blockade, intending to deflect criticism from its inhumane and illegal policies.
However, Israel still prohibits most building materials, medicines, food and other vital supplies from entering Gaza. No significant economic activity is possible because exports are prohibited and the movement of people is severely restricted.
To end Israel’s blockade, the international Gaza Freedom Flotilla Steering Committee, representing more than 10 countries, is preparing to sail for Gaza again in May 2011.
The Australian Gaza flotilla organisation is coordinating with a Canadian contingent to jointly buy, fit-out and crew a ship. To achieve this, more than $50,000 is needed. So far nearly $30,000 dollars has been raised.
All money will go towards the purchase of a boat, fuel and equipment and vital supplies for Gaza. The 100 crewmembers will pay their own costs.
Humanitarian aid is desperately needed — and the flotilla will be carrying humanitarian aid supplies. But its main aim is to challenge the blockade, in order to open Gaza’s borders and give the people greater control and dignity in their everyday lives.
The Palestine solidarity movement has called for larger flotillas to continue until the blockade of Gaza ends.
Governments have failed to hold Israel to account for its defiance of international law. Therefore we the people must step up our action through increased international solidarity.
Looking for fun and adventure and a sense of importance to fill empty minds and worthless lives. Manque. Terror manques.
If they're looking for a place to hang out and talk tough, to sit and pose and be "revolutionaries," yeah, I have something just right for such people. It comes with duct tape and a rusty spoon. Rumour has it I'll even toss in a free box of salt.
Wait a minute. I thought I'm a nice guy. Silly me. This is my surprised look.
is an Irish-American activist and former US Marine. He led the human shield action to Iraq and was a passenger on the MV Mavi Marmara during the Gaza flotilla raid. He said that he participated in defending the ship and claimed that he disarmed two Israeli Commandos. In June 2010, O'Keefe was on board the MV Mavi Marmara.
During the Gaza flotilla raid, O'Keefe was among the passengers who clashed with the Israeli military. In the course of the clash, O'Keefe claims to have been involved in providing initial first aid to a seriously wounded passenger and disarming two Israeli Commandos.
He says he helped to disarm one commando of his gun and aided in subduing another, personally taking possession of a 9mm pistol from the second commando, removing the "real bullets" or live ammunition from the pistol and giving the bullets to others while hiding the weapon. He explained that it was his hope that the weapon could be used as evidence in any subsequent trial.
O'Keefe said of the experience that it was like "combat but without combat weapons" and that "We had in our full possession, three completely disarmed and helpless commandos" who were "surrounded by at least 100 men"; "we could have done anything with them." He said that "woman provided basic first aid, and ultimately they were released, battered and bruised for sure, but alive. Able to live another day."
O'Keefe was among those arrested and detained in Israel. O'Keefe and another activist say he was beaten at the Tel Aviv airport when he resisted deportation, while still in Israeli custody. He claims that a policeman hit him on the head with a truncheon and that he was choked until he almost blacked out. He said he spent two more days in a detention facility in the airport after the incident.
O'Keefe said the Irish consul general tried to convince him to agree to leave and asked him to wash the blood off his face but he refused. A video showing his bloodied face was released upon his arrival in Istanbul. On 6 June, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) charged that O'Keefe is an "anti-Israel extremist" and "operative of the Hamas Terror organization".
According to the IDF he was entering the Gaza Strip in order to "form and train a commando unit for the Palestinian terror organization." O'Keefe said "If they had a supposed terrorist in their possession, why the hell did they let me go?" He confirmed that he had held meetings with Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and other senior Hamas officials.
People like this live among us, demonstrate on our streets, share our liberties, and go to Gaza to help kill people while on vacation, coming back to our lands to brag and accept praise and money from their friends.