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  1. a blah chick
    November 8, 2013, 11:05 am

    We’ll, I hope doddering old Mr. P. doesn’t mutter something like “no fatties!” because that could cause talks to break down.

  2. Taxi
    November 8, 2013, 11:10 am

    No need for copy – the title says it all and I really like the title :-)

  3. Annie Robbins
    November 8, 2013, 11:46 am

    having never heard the word flakked before i googled it. nothing in websters but here’s the urban dictionary. but i still don’t understand what it means.

    link to urbandictionary.com

    Flakking
    In the Unreal series of fps games, the act of spraying Flak cannon, rocket launcher, Instagib, or Biorifle shots over a large object or past a blind corner in the hope that such fire will cause a frag. Usually practiced by newbs and llamas.
    Player: FFS stop flakking down the main corridor! You’re just blocking the main access to the ball room!

    • libra
      November 8, 2013, 12:14 pm

      Flugzeugabwehrkanone – literally ‘aircraft-defense gun’ i.e. anti-aircraft gun.

    • American
      November 8, 2013, 12:31 pm

      I didn’t even know who Paula Abdul was….never heard of her.

    • Philip Weiss
      November 8, 2013, 12:41 pm

      Sorry I meant flack’d

      • Taxi
        November 8, 2013, 12:50 pm

        Flack = press or publicity agent.
        link to thefreedictionary.com

      • Annie Robbins
        November 8, 2013, 11:56 pm

        oh thanks phil and taxi link to google.com

        publicize or promote (something or someone).
        “a crass ambulance-chaser who flacks himself in TV ads”

        Origin
        1940s: of unknown origin.

        that makes a lot more sense.

  4. Taxi
    November 8, 2013, 12:25 pm

    The context of the picture tells me that it’s a typo thang – “flakked” should read ‘flanked’. Maybe?

  5. flyod
    November 8, 2013, 3:23 pm

    they always send in shimon for the photo-op with the gals… the guy is a stud…..

  6. Justpassingby
    November 8, 2013, 3:34 pm

    Black girl in the photo supports this Israel?

    • MahaneYehude1
      November 9, 2013, 12:30 am

      @Justpassingby:

      I thought this video is balanced and would show also the nice faces of the Israelis:
      link to cafe.themarker.com

      • amigo
        November 9, 2013, 7:16 am

        I thought this video is balanced and would show also the nice faces of the Israelis:
        link to cafe.themarker.com MY1,2 or 3??.

        All I see is one Israeli giving food to another.

        Naturally your twisted mind sees it as a kind gentle Israeli giving food to a “non Israel” meaning non Jew.

        Every time you open your mouth mahane, your racist mindset gushes out.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 9, 2013, 9:32 am

        @Amigo;

        “All I see is one Israeli giving food to another…”

        …And I sure that other readers here see the nice face of the Israelis, those volunteers that spend their time to help the refugees, not only the racists that you see very good in your selective eyes.

        “your racist mindset gushes out” – Yes, of course, a video shows the nice face of Israel caused my racist mindset gushes out since it is not stands with your anti-Israeli agenda.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 9, 2013, 9:36 am

        @Amigo:

        Since you enjoyed the first video, here is another one. It is in Hebrew, but no need to understand the language. It is an international language of mercy and Zdakkah.

        I love you Israel!!! I love you, the people of Israel!!!

      • Talkback
        November 10, 2013, 5:48 am

        MahaneYehude1 says: “Yes, of course, a video shows the nice face of Israel caused my racist mindset gushes out since it is not stands with your anti-Israeli agenda.”

        Well, here’s your third chance to answer my question:
        Do you think that Jews have the right to keep Nonjews expelled and denationalized and to confiscate and/or misappropriate their property?

        P.S. I actually found it quite strange that you used an answer to write that you allready answered the question, but it may have not passed the moderation.

      • amigo
        November 10, 2013, 8:08 am

        ” It is an international language of mercy and Zdakkah.” my 1/2 or 3??.

        This what you call a merciful society ?.

        “Reporter feels mob’s hate in the Holy City”
        link to abc.net.au

        The ABC’s Middle East correspondent Anne Barker became caught in violent street protests involving ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem at the weekend. This is her graphic account of her ordeal.
        [...]
        I found myself herded against a brick wall as they kept on spitting – on my face, my hair, my clothes, my arms.

        It was like rain, coming at me from all directions – hitting my recorder, my bag, my shoes, even my glasses.

        Big gobs of spit landed on me like heavy raindrops. I could even smell it as it fell on my face.

        Somewhere behind me – I didn’t see him – a man on a stairway either kicked me in the head or knocked something heavy against me.

        I wasn’t even sure why the mob was angry with me. Was it because I was a journalist? Or a woman? Because I wasn’t Jewish in an Orthodox area? Was I not dressed conservatively enough?

        In fact, I was later told, it was because using a tape-recorder is itself a desecration of the Shabbat even though I’m not Jewish and don’t observe the Sabbath.

        It was lucky that I don’t speak Yiddish. At least I was spared the knowledge of whatever filth they were screaming at me”

        my
        “I love you Israel!!! I love you, the people of Israel!!!”

        You mean you love Israeli Jews .

        No accounting for taste eh ziotrash.

      • amigo
        November 10, 2013, 8:25 am

        This is the true face of Israel my.The ugly face of a supremacist entity that is hated throughout this world.You would do better to spend your time out on the streets preventing your criminal children from carrying out these crimes instead of wasting your time here trying to make a silk purse from a pig,s ear.Apologies to all pigs.

        “Earlier this month, 17-year-old Jamal Julani was walking in downtown Jerusalem with a group of friends doing holiday shopping toward the end of Ramadan. His evening out ended in a hospital bed and serious injury after a group of Jewish teenagers attacked him without provocation, authorities said, brutally beating him unconscious.

        Those indicted, according to Israeli media, were Shimon Simantov, 19; and eight minors including a 15-year-old girl released to house arrest. According to the indictment, the group moved between several downtown flash points that evening looking to pick a fight with Palestinians, chanting racist slurs and intimidating Arab youths they encountered. Most hastened out of their way after being cursed, pushed and kicked, the indictment said.

        link to latimesblogs.latimes.com

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 10, 2013, 1:26 pm

        Talkback:

        “Do you think that Jews have the right to keep Nonjews expelled and denationalized and to confiscate and/or misappropriate their property?”

        No, they have no right. What is the next question? Please ask, so I can see what is your intention.

      • amigo
        November 10, 2013, 2:52 pm

        More of your beautiful Israel Mahane.

        No gays in my town, thank God’ says Orthodox mayor of Beit Shemesh

        “Abutbul, who was reelected mayor of Beit Shemesh three weeks ago, also said, “We have none of those things [gays] here. Thank God, this city is holy and pure.”

        link to haaretz.com

      • Talkback
        November 11, 2013, 7:01 pm

        MahaneYehude1 says: “No, they have no right. What is the next question? Please ask, so I can see what is your intention.”

        I basically just wanted to know if you think that Israel has a right to prevent Palestinian refugees to return and deny them Israeli citizenship to check if you are a racist or not.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 11, 2013, 10:41 pm

        @Amigo: The story is a sad one and of course I condemn any racist attack. Those Ultraorthodox attack people that enter their neighborhood, dressed in non conservative dresses or violate their way of life codes.

        “You mean you love Israeli Jews” – No, Amigo, I love all human being and have no problem with non-Jews at all. I ready to live with non-Jews as long as they also ready to live with Jews. I want equal rights to all and I think Israel is on the right way.

        Seriously, amigo, when you write “Mahane 1, 2, 3?”, do you really believe in that? If yes, I will be glad to know the reason for that?

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 11, 2013, 11:07 pm

        @Amigo:

        Racism has no borders:
        link to ynetnews.com

      • Shmuel
        November 12, 2013, 4:23 am

        I want equal rights to all and I think Israel is on the right way.

        link to haaretz.com

        The cabinet’s decision on Sunday to build the new town of Hiran on the lands of the Bedouin village Umm al-Hiran will require the village to be evacuated and demolished. This constitutes a new low in the state’s treatment of the Bedouin of the Negev, and a new stage in Israel’s becoming an ethnocracy [the Hebrew is more categorical: ביצורה של ישראל כאתנוקרתיה]: a regime that exists for the good of a single ethnic group, and that grants rights on the basis of ethnic affiliation rather than the principles of equality.

      • amigo
        November 12, 2013, 5:23 am

        “@Amigo: The story is a sad one and of course I condemn any racist attack. Those Ultraorthodox attack people that enter their neighborhood, dressed in non conservative dresses or violate their way of life codes.”mahane 1,2 or 3??.

        “Enter their neighborhood” —- “dressed in non conservative dresses”—–”or violate their life codes????? hello.

        Are you condemning them or making excuses for them.Is their behaviour what one expects in a normal democracy.

      • amigo
        November 12, 2013, 5:30 am

        @mahane 1, 20r 3???.

        Racism has no borders:
        link to ynetnews.com

        What is your point.2 wrongs make a right???.

      • amigo
        November 12, 2013, 5:35 am

        “Seriously, amigo, when you write “Mahane 1, 2, 3?”, do you really believe in that? If yes, I will be glad to know the reason for that?”mahane 1,2,or three.

        Just read back though your posts and note the oscillation in the level of English.

        How else can one explain the difference other than perhaps you are making a crude form of vodka from your potatoes and are a dipsomaniac.

      • talknic
        November 12, 2013, 6:06 am

        MahaneYehude1

        ” I ready to live with non-Jews as long as they also ready to live with Jews.”

        For 2,000 years or so Jewish folk did live with non-Jews in Palestine as equal Palestinian citizens. The Zionist Federations demand for a state destroyed that dream. Missing opportunity after opportunity link to wp.me Now Israeli Jews have no right to live anywhere in Palestine.

        “I want equal rights to all and I think Israel is on the right way”

        Strange …. You spend a lot of time defending Israel’s illegal activities.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 6:06 am

        @Amigo:

        ”Mahane 1,2 or 3??” – Mahane 3!!

        “Are you condemning them or making excuses for them. Is their behavior what one expects in a normal democracy”

        Of course, condemn. The rest is an explanation why they attack people, surely not excuses.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 6:11 am

        @Amigo:

        “Mahane 1, 2 0r 3???” – Mahane 1!!

        “What is your point.2 wrongs make a right???”

        Amigo, I think we have to refer to each comment as part of “conversation”, not separately. You know exactly why I sent the link.

        BTW, if you ask “2 wrongs make a right???”, I expect you, please, to stop tell me always “you do the same things” after I speak about our victims and sufferings.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 6:38 am

        @Shmuel:

        “I want equal rights to all and I think Israel is on the right way”

        The “Hiran decision” is steel pending in court after the Bedouin residents appealed the decision. I do not understand why “Haaretz” wrote the story with dramatic title before the court final decision. I’m sure 100%, if the Bedouin prove ownership of the land, nothing won’t help the Israeli government and no one will move them from their land. I trust the Israeli legal system that has proved many times its ability to protect the right side.

        BTW, since you linked to the report and since I mentioned many times the problem of illegal house construction, please answer honestly: How the Italian local municipalities treat illegal constructions of Italian citizens? Can any citizen build a home without permission in Italy? How do you call to illegal house demolition in Italy? war crime? ethnic cleansing?

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 6:46 am

        @talknic:

        “Now Israeli Jews have no right to live anywhere in Palestine” – What do you mean “Palestine”? The OT or mandatory Palestine area?

        “You spend a lot of time defending Israel’s illegal activities”
        Not strange at all. I spend a lot of time defending Israel’s legal activities, defending Israel and the people of Israel and bring the message that we are victims of this conflict. In my age, I can’t run on mountains to defend my country so I am using my keyboard. I will continue to do so as long as I can or needed.

      • Shmuel
        November 12, 2013, 7:55 am

        I do not understand why “Haaretz” wrote the story with dramatic title before the court final decision.

        Because the government did not wait for the court decision, and approved the construction of Hiran and Kasif the day before yesterday – reconfirming its intention to ethnically cleanse Umm al-Hiran of non-Jews, in order to settle Jews in their place.

        I’m sure 100%, if the Bedouin prove ownership of the land, nothing won’t help the Israeli government and no one will move them from their land.

        The Bedouin of Umm al-Hiran (and many other “unrecognised” villages) were ethnically cleansed from their lands (over which they have proven ownership in the past) in the late ’40s and early ’50s and ordered by the Israeli military authorities to settle where they are now, within the formerly-approved “pale of settlement”.

        I trust the Israeli legal system that has proved many times its ability to protect the right side.

        The Israeli legal system is only as good (very best case scenario) as the laws it is charged with upholding. Those laws have been specifically designed to maximise Jewish settlement and control over land and to dispossess its native inhabitants. The Israeli courts are entirely complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

        since you linked to the report and since I mentioned many times the problem of illegal house construction, please answer honestly: How the Italian local municipalities treat illegal constructions of Italian citizens?

        Which report? You have time and again falsely represented the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Israel and the OT as issues of “illegal construction” to which all residents of the area are subject. I have provided many links to (mostly-Israeli) sources that clearly demonstrate that planning and zoning are wielded by Israeli authorities as weapons and instruments of a policy of dispossession and discrimination against Palestinians.

        As for Italy, it is not the subject of this blog or this conversation. Were the situation in Israel/OT merely a matter of planning and “rule of law” (as you falsely contend) comparisons to “normal” countries might be instructive. But that is by no means the case (links available upon request).

        Israeli policies toward the Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev are part and parcel of Israel’s ethnocratic system – designed to privilege native and non-native Jews over native non-Jews, denying the latter basic human rights. In Israel, this is “legal” and has consistently been upheld by the courts. On the off-chance that the courts should rule in favour of recognising the rights of the residents of Umm al-Hiran (and perhaps allowing them to be connected to water, sewage and electricity, nearly 60 years (!) after their forcible resettlement) it will be a good thing for a relative few, but will not change the existing ethnocratic system.

        Haaretz (translated from the Hebrew version of the editorial): “The government decision … constitutes a new low in the state’s treatment of the Bedouin in the Negev, and a new phase in the reinforcement of Israel as an ethnocracy.”

      • talknic
        November 12, 2013, 9:10 am

        @ MahaneYehude1 ” What do you mean “Palestine”? The OT or mandatory Palestine area?”

        Playing stupid is so … stupid.

        Whatever remained of Palestine after Israel was declared and recognized as it asked to be recognized “as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947″ link to trumanlibrary.org is still called … Palestine.

        The same Palestine UNSC resolutions on the Question of Palestine call for peace in. The same Palestine the Israeli Government claimed was territory “outside the State of Israel” link to pages.citebite.com

        “I spend a lot of time defending Israel’s legal activities, defending Israel and the people of Israel and bring the message that we are victims of this conflict”

        Israel the Occupying Power, illegally acquires non-Israeli territory (UNSC res 242), illegally annexes (UNSC res 252 and EIGHT reminders) and illegally settles non-Israeli territory and is the victim …. cute stuff.

      • Shmuel
        November 12, 2013, 9:22 am

        defending Israel and the people of Israel and bring the message that we are victims of this conflict. I can’t run on mountains to defend my country so I am using my keyboard. I will continue to do so as long as I can or needed.

        The Bedouin are also a part of the people of Israel — doubly and triply victims — yet you refuse to defend them, choosing rather to defend, justify, excuse and deny their dispossession and discrimination. You do not defend the people of Israel or your country, but a discriminatory system that harms both individuals and the country as a whole. If you really cared about your country, you’d stop worrying so much about its “image”, and start worrying about its people — all of them.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 10:16 am

        @Shmuel:

        The Jews are also a part of the people of Israel. Show me, please, one time that you defended their rights. Show me how many times you criticized the Palestinians in your comments in this site. Do you really want to tell me that there is only one side right? Of course, you would tell “you are the aggressor side, the occupiers, the strong side” etc., and ignore the long history of this conflict. Ignore many events that led to the current situation.

        You repeat many times on your mistake that I do care Israel’s “image” and don’t really care the people. You are wrong again, Shmuel. I do care the victims here from both sides (Yes, both sides!!!). I invite you to show me one comment that I defend the Israeli settlements, the Israeli occupation (not the reasons), the Israeli Jewish racists etc. I sure you won’t find even one as well as you won’t find comments that you criticize the Palestinians. But I do care the people and one way to do it is to write here the real truth, break the sequence of falsehoods that became truth here since many here repeat them countless of times.

        In contrary, many here do care the image of the Palestinians and have excuses to any cruel event, racist declarations and even justify terror. Not many here brave enough to admit that the Palestinians also commit war crimes (also!). Unfortunately, I can count on the fingers of my one hand the number of the members here that criticize the Palestinians, too (of course, the anti-Israeli members).

        May I use the same token that you used? If you really cared about the Palestinians, why don’t you come back to defend them more effectively? You can join one of the human rights organizations and start to influence from inside. The easy way is to leave to comfortable place in Europe. The hard way is to remain here, although the problems, and fight from inside. I choose the second way and I hope my two children will follow me – remain in their homeland, fight for it and help build it for the future of the people of Israel – Jews and Arabs.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 10:34 am

        @talknic:

        Playing stupid is so … stupid and playing naive is so…naive. You know exactly why I asked my question. Many refer until today to all the area of mandatory Palestine as Palestine.

        I already told you many times that I agree with you that Israel is the occupying power. But I also told you that this occupation (both 1948-9 and 1967) was forced on us since the refusal of the Arab countries and the Palestinian leaders (mainly the AHC) to accept the partition plan. Than, they perpetuated the refugee problem, which is one of the two main obstacle for peace (the second is the settlements):

        “The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live in Eastern Europe, as if we were condemned to change places with them: they moved out of their ghettos and we occupied similar ones. The Arab States succeeded in scattering the Palestinian people and in destroying their unity” – Abu Mazen (Mahmuod Abbas), Falastin Al-Thawra, Beirut, 1976.

        “The Arab nations do not want to solve the Arab refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore… as a weapon against Israel.” – Alexander Galloway, former director of the refugee agency in Jordan (1952).

        More and more citations will be sent by demand.

      • MahaneYehude1
        November 12, 2013, 11:21 am

        @Amigo:

        “How else can one explain the difference other than perhaps you are making a crude form of vodka from your potatoes and are a dipsomaniac”

        Now, for the first time, you made me laugh. Little sense of humor is not bad from time to time.

      • Shmuel
        November 12, 2013, 5:17 pm

        More false equivalences and equivocation, MY1. You are an apologist for structural discrimination, dispossession and racism, and no amount of platitudes will change that.

      • talknic
        November 12, 2013, 7:02 pm

        MahaneYehude1 “You know exactly why I asked my question”

        Because you didn’t read the information in the article I supplied.

        ” I also told you that this occupation (both 1948-9 and 1967) was forced on us since the refusal of the Arab countries and the Palestinian leaders (mainly the AHC) to accept the partition plan”

        Repeating your nonsense doesn’t make it true. Explain the illegal settlements in territories “outside the State of Israel”.
        Explain the illegal annexation of territories “outside the State of Israel”.
        Explain why successive Israeli Governments have purposefully endangered the lives of Israeli civilians by encouraging them to illegally settle in occupied territories “outside the State of Israel”.
        Explain the Israeli infrastructure in territories “outside the State of Israel” ..”in Palestine” link to pages.citebite.com

        Jewish forces were not forced to raze homes and villages within the territory slated for the Jewish state or outside the territory slated for the Jewish state in the weeks preceding Israel’s declaration and; Jewish/Israeli forces were not forced to be in territories “outside the state of Israel” after declaration. The Arab states had a right to attempt to expel all foreign forces from non-self-governing-territory

        Occupation is voluntary. No one has forced Israel to occupy non-Israeli territories for 65 years. No one has forced Israel to encourage its citizens to illegally settle in occupied territories.

        Israel could have availed itself of UN peace keeping support years ago if it withdrew from all non-Israeli territories.

        “Than, they perpetuated the refugee problem, which is one of the two main obstacle for peace (the second is the settlements)”

        A) The entity refusing RoR perpetuates the refugee problem, not the host countries.
        B) Israel is the Occupying Power, it has no right to settle Israeli citizens in occupied territories. The Occupying Power does not have the right to sell its citizens non-Israeli land.

        “Abu Mazen (Mahmuod Abbas), Falastin Al-Thawra, Beirut, 1976″

        From WikIPedia “unreliable source” and why link to en.wikipedia.org

        “Alexander Galloway, former director of the refugee agency in Jordan (1952)”

        An un-official statement by A Galloway after he was forced from office.

        “More and more citations will be sent by demand”

        Anything substantial and meaningful ?

      • amigo
        November 13, 2013, 7:05 am

        “Now, for the first time, you made me laugh. Little sense of humor is not bad from time to time.” mehane 1/2 or 3.

        Colonialism and oppression are not subjects for levity.

      • Cliff
        November 9, 2013, 9:14 am

        Who cares how Israeli Jews interact with each other. Of course they’d be nice. Israel’s true face is how it treats The Other:


        link to youtube.com

      • Cliff
        November 9, 2013, 9:16 am

        More hasbara from Kahane the potato seller.

  7. Ludwig
    November 8, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Oh yeah and Alice Walker is so relevant these days. One crappy book. When I found out about Alice Walker I took that book off the shelf and tossed it. I got a book on Frederick Douglas and George Washington Carver to replace her trafe.

    • lysias
      November 8, 2013, 5:27 pm

      You sound rather desperate yourself.

    • Cliff
      November 8, 2013, 5:34 pm

      No one cares what you brought to your Zionist book burning rally.

    • just
      November 8, 2013, 5:35 pm

      Oh wow, Ludwig.

      Really? “crappy”??? Have you/can you even read anything by Alice Walker? Can you give us a book report, hmmm?

      Your ignorance apparently knows no bounds. Please stop pretending to be informed.

    • Justpassingby
      November 8, 2013, 6:20 pm

      You hate african-americans Ludwig? I bet you do.

      • seafoid
        November 9, 2013, 8:23 am

        I’d like to come across someone who can defend Israel without trashing the likes of Alice Walker. But I suppose most of them have emigrated.

    • talknic
      November 9, 2013, 2:49 pm

      @ Ludwig “Alice Walker is so relevant these days. One crappy book.”

      What made it crappy? BTW …. “One”? link to en.wikipedia.org

      “When I found out about Alice Walker I took that book off the shelf and tossed it.”

      What was it doing on your bookshelf in the first place? You collect trafe so you can throw it away?

      • just
        November 9, 2013, 3:59 pm

        Notice that Ludwig never responds?

        He just poops, shoots and leaves.

        Typical hasbarist.

      • bintbiba
        November 10, 2013, 7:34 am

        Brilliant, Just!! (Could be ‘eats” as well?)

    • Talkback
      November 10, 2013, 5:55 am

      Just another of Ludwig’s Hasbara fake testimonials.

      I used to wash my hair with Humanitarian and International Law, but then I found out who supported it and threw anything away. Now I’m using Hasbara lotion 101 which doesn’t only wash the surface.

      • just
        November 10, 2013, 6:17 am

        Clever!

  8. RoHa
    November 9, 2013, 12:39 am

    Paula Abdul is still alive?

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