Monthly Archives: December 2008

Daily Kos: Today I stop defending Israels actions

From the page: “Like davidminzer, I’m Jewish and descendant of holocaust survivors. Moreover, I’ve been a Zionist all of my life. I went to a Zionist school, I was active in Zionist youth groups. I’ve always been a fervent supporter of Israel as a refuge for Jews around the world who seek a place to exercise their traditions and embrace their identity in peace.

I sang the Israeli anthem in the train rails of Aushwitz-Birkenau and I pledged to fight every day of my life to make sure the savage crimes that had taken place there would never happen again. Every year I pledged: Never Again. Remember and Never forget.

Well, I haven’t forgotten. And so to honor that pledge, to honor the memory of my family members who died in those death camps and because “there comes a time when silence is betrayal”, today I finally and publicly end my support for the state of Israel.”

I’m half Irish brought up in London when the IRA were at war with the British Govt. I saw that Anglo-Irish fight from both sides as I do the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

I can’t even begin to appreciate the difficulties in being surrounded by states that hate you and support the terrorism within their own and from within Israel’s borders.

However, the recent “retaliation” is far too much and I really fear for Israel if they continue to behave in this manner; they are playing squarely into Hamas’s hands. How many more “freedom fighters” will Hamas and others recruit based upon the bombings?

Britain finally learned that it couldn’t bring about peace in Northern Ireland by out fighting the IRA. The conflict in Israel has been going on even longer than the “troubles” did, and it’s about time that Israel tried something new too.

I apologise if I’ve offended any of my friends on either side of the conflict and political spectrum.

Peace to you all.

Premier League: Roy Hodgson joined Fulham to redeem his reputation | Football | The Observer

While enjoying the hospitality of his friend Carlos Alberto Parreira last Christmas, Roy Hodgson heard Fulham’s rescue plea. He was not desperate for a job, the Finnish FA having offered him a contract to continue his impressive work there with the national team. The Republic of Ireland had also expressed an interest, and one of his former clubs, Internazionale, had invited him back to Milan to become their director of football. What was to be gained by cutting short his holiday in Brazil and jumping into the deep end of the Premier League? More money, yes, but you suspect Hodgson was motivated by something more: redemption.

One Hackers Audacious Plan to Rule the Black Market in Stolen Credit Cards

Article – Max Butler had an audacious plan to rule the black market in stolen credit cards. But angry hackers and pesky Feds had other ideas.

Video – Fraudsters rack up millions of dollars in merchandise using fake credit cards with legit numbers hacked off the Internet. Detective Bob Watts of Newport Beach PD shows how it’s done.

The Offside Rules: Video: Clint Dempseys Goal vs. Middlesbrough

“When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, Clint Dempsey.

And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, Clint Dempsey.

Clint Dempsey, Clint Dempsey, Clint Dempsey, Clint Dempsey.
Whisper words of wisdom, Clint Dempsey.”