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Mooser

The largest member of the North American Deer family, I can weigh 1500 lbs. and possess palmate antlers spreading up to six feet. Smaller animal or birds often lodge there.

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  • Arielle Klagsbrun calls on the Jewish community to 'love and honor' those who refuse to support Israel
    • "Rebukes from Jesus ain’t..."

      Isn't it wonderful how Zionism entitles you to speak for every Jew, and put words in their mouth, so to speak? Some people don't like having their words put back in their mouth.

    • "And I think it is quite poignant that what truly turned her was not propaganda one way or the other:"

      Be very interested to know what "the propaganda" is that turns a person towards the Palestinian cause. I see a lot of appeals, I see a lot of facts, but where is the "propaganda"?

  • Countdown to the next round in Gaza
    • Yonah is always bullshittish on Israel !

    • "But if thousands of American Jews joined those protests, American Jews would know. Protesters would return home with videos to show their synagogues; hawkish parents would be appalled by the treatment meted out to their children."

      And us good ol' American Jews will bail out Israel's stupid ass at our own expense, and with the added bonus of beatings and death at the hands of other Jews? Ah, sorry, Petey, I know how much you would like to see us get the crap beaten out of us, by Zionists, but I don't think it's happening, pal. -

      Those goddam Zionists can save their own ass. Oh let me guess, if we don't do what Peter asks, everything that happens will be our fault.
      They got friggin grown-ups in Israel, maybe they should start listening to them.

    • "Fishermen say they have brought home a varied catch of sardines, squid, shrimps, crabs and lax to Gaza’s markets"

      Small spelling error in that sentence, which I would like to correct if I may; it's spelled L-O-X that is, "lox"

  • Beinart urges young Jews to get arrested in the West Bank for the sake of Zionism. Will they?
    • "I guess you didnt need to go to figure out what was going on?"

      I could figure this and figure that, but the reality of the situation, once I got a good picture of it, is beyond anything I could have imagined, in my most dire imaginings.

    • "Few American Jews have any idea that under the military law that governs Palestinians in the West Bank, Israel routinely criminalizes freedom of speech and assembly."

      Am I correct in thinking that Americans who went to the West Bank to protest would get a good dose of settler, too?

    • "In the photo, how young does Peter Beinart look? 25?"

      I don't know why he should look any younger. It's the same photo of him I always see.

      Wait a minute, I do have this right, don't I? (I will get things mixed up) Beinart wants these idealistic two-staters to go to the West Bank, and get arrested by Israel? That should be good.

    • I just love the way it is always our job to save the Zionists from themselves.

    • What Peter wants is for American Jews critical of Israel to get beaten killed and arrested by Israelis. He'd like that. That is what he is talking about isn't it?

    • "If it’s so goddamn important to save the two-state solution, why didn’t he make the sacrifices to keep it going? "

      Why didn't Israel?

  • Thirteen arrested as protesters tell Senators Menendez and Booker: 'No more blank check for Israel's crimes'
    • "ANSWER IS, IF TWO STATES IS DEAD THEN ONE STATE IS TWICE AS DEAD."

      Any solution which depends on Israeli cooperation is doomed to failure, a solution imposed on the Israelis might work. But I doubt it, since Israel cannot stand any accounting. The only question is how much damage Israel will do before it collapses.

    • "There’s really nothing to say other than this “person” is a genocidal lunatic."

      You are going to take somebody who writes like this : "The only crime Israel commits is tolerating Palestine’s existence.) at his word? I wouldn't.

    • 'does not have as its goal the dismantling of Israel but the end of the occupation "

      Like you could have one without the other!! Who the hell is he trying to kid?

  • This war was not a war, it was a massacre
    • Gosh, ivri, do you think you will be as right in these predictions as you are in everything else? I don't see how you can miss.

  • The Palestinian message to Israel: Deal with us justly. Or disappear
    • "I have to say that your reference to “two thousand years of praying and dreaming” is rather creepy–what kind of people, after “two thousand years of praying,” end up believing that God approves of the sickening crimes that Zionist Jews defend and support against the Palestinians?"

      Kris, I've spent a lot of time wondering if they actually believe this stuff themselves, or just expect other people to swallow it. I've never been able to figure it out.

    • "Peace will come when two peoples each see the other not only as their enemy but first as human beings and begin to walk together toward a positive relationship"

      Isn't that a lovely way to see "We will keep what we have stolen, and we will not be accountable for our crimes"

      I'm sure the Palestinians have a pretty good idea of what the Israelis are like, as people. You seem to think Israelis should be promoted to Gods, beyond any human accounting.

    • "that Jews who found a way back to their Promised Land after some two thousand years of"

      Don't you mean the Zionists who slithered into Palestine on the backs of British conquest in the failing Ottoman empire? Killing and expelling the population as they colonized? What the hell is this "found their way" bullshit? It was an organized colonization predicated on victimization of the people in the area, and a whole lot of fraud and taking advantage of Jews. "Found their way" Forsooth.

    • "Now compare Israel`s position in its birth and now"

      Well, see, irvri, that's hard to do when Israel itself doesn't know where it's freakin borders are. So there you are, Israel's position ROTFLMSJAO!!

      Oh but Israel's position in one place certainly has changed- more and more Jews know that Zionism (apart from its horrific toll on its victims, the Palestinians) is a criminal fraud against the Jewish people. And fewer and fewer of them will want to support, in any way, Zionism's murderous and criminal business.

  • Elizabeth Warren says killing Palestinian civilians is 'the last thing Israel wants'
    • "It wasn’t really all that dangerous before the Zionists started arriving."

      The pacific nature of Palestinians society, and if I am correct, an almost complete lack of any martial activity (did they even have any kind of an army?) is one of the most horrifying aspects of the entire sordid story of Zionism.

  • Yale Protestant chaplain says Americans must curb Israel so as to curb anti-Semitism
    • "anyway, we seem to be dying out, so soon will be primarily of historical interest"

      That's too bad. And just when Spel-chek could have eliminated the problem, too. It isn't fair.

    • And I admire the fact that the Presbyterians had a religious-administrative process which, by striving to utilize the ideals they espouse brought them to a consensus and an action more in line with those ideals. I don't know that there is any comparable process in Judaism. Certainly Zionism didn't bring it, more the opposite, given that Zionism appointed itself representative of Jewish aspirations without any intra-Jewish process at all.

    • "Algemeiner has an article up now characterizing the Holocaust Survivors Who Took on Israel as students of the “Sissy” school of Jews."

      It's like it becomes performance art at some level. Do they really want people concluding that Zionism has more use for Holocaust victims than Holocaust survivors? But they couldn't leave it alone, that ad, could they, nope they felt compelled to go there. Stunned.

    • OK, that was a good one. I'm proud of that one.

    • "[my emphasis to help JeffB's memory]"

      Philemon, that's very gewberous of you, but nobody has yet found any cure for Ziocaine Amnesia.
      And JeffyB sure is a perfect example of it. He wrote those words, what, about a week ago. And now they are being "put in his mouth" ROTFLMSJAO!!!

    • "Please don’t put words in my mouth."

      Hey, don't knock it, JeffyB! Having words in your mouth might be better than the stream of crap that comes out of it now.

    • " The public statements by the church *are* based on big principles regarding sin, humankind, and universal rights, etc."

      That is wonderful. The importance of basic princi[ples, and the process to attempt and act on consensus you have been telling us about is inspiring.
      I must say, it's all very tempting, but I have a long-standing practice of not converting to any religion I can't spell correctly.

    • Ah, TE Lawrence! I saw him in a movie. So handsome, and so expressive.

    • "but as a sovereign nation"

      Hmmmm, most of the sovereign nations I know of know where their borders are, and which towns and cities are, or aren't within its sovereign territory. So Israel might have trouble even claiming that designation.

    • "So Shipman is saying that American Jews have a responsibility to curb Israel’s war crimes because this is feeding anti-Semitism. "

      Say what? Who the hell does he think we are, Presbyterians?

    • "He sounds like he comes out of the old tradition of elite Protestant Arabism. "

      Wasn't that more of an English colonial thing, "The Arabists"?

    • " I have argued for a while that these long historic connections are under-recognized."

      Yes! Yes! Zionism has done such a good job of making people think Israel, and it's support, is our only connection with the area!
      And if I am not mistaken, besides the German Irish, Italian, and other immigration groups who have assimilated, there was a wave of immigration, long assimilated now, from the countries of the expiring 'Ottoman Empire'.

    • Oh, BTW, if anbody has any problem following JeffyB's logic, it's a "process of elimination". I just wish he wouldn't leave a mess for others to clean up.

    • Thanks for confirming that the fortunes of Israel are totally dependent on American's religious whims. They change quite rapidly.

    • "Now I just block them."

      It is very, very difficult to listen to people demanding the most elite of privileges; to be 'comfortable' , to limit the terms and scope of discourse, to ignore facts, while others are pleading for their lives.

      The tone-deafness of Zionists never fails to amaze me.

  • Chancellor Wise, why not accept the scholarly inquiry of your colleagues over the politicized judgment of Salaita's critics?
    • "i have never heard such a thing wrt jewish lovers."

      I have. In fact, I asked a girl once, after a night of passionate love-making; "Was it good for you, baby, Was it good for you, too?"
      I'll never forget her answer: "Mooser, I don't think this was good for anybody!"

    • 'But even if you were right that what he meant that people who held those beliefs were bad at sex its hard to see how that isn’t a rather offensive statement and thus still deserving of some discipline."

      JeffyB, we are not going to have a discussion on circumcision, no matter how much you want to.
      But I really doubt that mutilating the male sex organ makes one a better lover. I suppose we could take a poll among the distaff, if you want. (No pun intended, I don't think men or women should be polled)

    • Philemon, don't put words in JeffyB's mouth! And if you go to his archive, you won't have to, since he is all over the map. Funny what happens to a person once they believe contradicting them or disagreeing with them is anti-Semitism. They can go real wrong, you know?

    • "a very professional troll"

      Gosh, if JeffyB is a pro, I'd hate to see what a sloppy amatuer looks like. So, JeffyB hasn't convinced a single person, has made a very unpleasant spectacle of himself, and has worked himself into a confrontation over his basic honesty with one of the editors. Some pro.

    • Annie, JeffyB said it himself: "It's a process of elimination!"
      If he hangs around, we're gonna need a lot of toilet paper.

    • I do have a problem using Zionist to mean those demons in human form who crucified Jesus and try and subvert the good people of the earth from living in the righteous peace of Christ that would exist if they weren’t present." -

      Those gosh darn Romans screw up everything! And Jews and Italians can sometimes look alike, too. Wow, nobody better mistake me for a Roman, or ka-boom, they're gonna get it!

    • My, this is very interesting. It's like watching a man paint himself into a corner by refilling his brush from the Sani-Kan. That's not a sight you see every day, even in the Goldenah Medina!

    • "The evidence was a process of elimination."

      Jeff, your evidence is, without a doubt, a process of elimination. Why, it's defecatory!

  • Leading Jewish organization celebrates Israeli settlement products
    • "It seems to be the nature of established institutions to resist change"

      It may be more than their nature. It may be their structure, too. For whatever reasons (and I can think of a couple) they may be designed as one-way streets, as far as changing the institution's core values goes. And there's also the nature of Zionism, which doesn't brook compromise.

      I think it will be easier to set up parallel or competing institutions to get the job done than try to change the existing institutions. And why take on the lack of credibility and mis-trust these institutions have accrued as your own burden? Leave them with it.

    • Anyway, I think we will see parallel, or even competing organizations assuming the non-Zionist functions of Jewish organizations, and Jewish religious functions, before we see the established Jewish- Zionist organizations change in a substantial way.

    • "B’nai B’rith would have to accept that, the same way they bought Zionism as an expression of Jewish consensus.)"

      Do they? Have to accept it? Couldn't they simply dissolve the organization, if it comes to that? Re-emerge under another name. Or are they obligated in some way to reflect changing ideas in the 'Jewish community'? I'm not sure they are, but I'd love to be wrong.

  • Ceasefire deal after weeks of fighting in Gaza promises easing of blockade
  • Gaza goyim jailbreak
    • "as the emotional ties to Israel of many Jew"

      Emotional ties are all right, but they can be switched off in a second. On the other hand, something like having close relatives living in Israel, owning property in Israel, being invested in Israel, stuff like that real, material ties to the place, makes things very hard. But that is lessening for many reasons.

    • "When I was growing up I thought Protestants were boring because they didn’t have feelings. Then I married one "

      You married one? I prefer to think I married the only one.

    • Phil, how many times do I have to tell you: Think Yiddish, Talk British Give 'em that Anglophile orthography and you'll never go wrong.

    • "How and why avoid the term when anyone who self-identifies as a Jew on any issue ipso facto separates the self from the non-Jew?"

      That's right, you are from Chicago, aren't you? Another words, why bring a knife to a gunfight?
      What's the good of having different identity cohorts if we can't call each other names!

  • WATCH: Ultra-Zionists protest Muslim-Jewish wedding saying miscegenation is 'gravest threat to the Jewish people'
    • But their are other threats besides out-marriage to Jewish marriage. Did I tell you folks about how gay marriage of all things, is threatening my marriage? It's true, it does happen. My wife was reading so much stuff about how gay marriage was bring stability, security, and so many other benefits to couples. Well, the other day, we were having a little argument, and she got all mad, and said "You better watch out, mister, If you don't shape up, I'm going to get rid of you, and marry a man!
      Of course, my response was devastating, and for me, lightening-quick. It took about two hours to think of it.

    • "Or is that a common Jewish joke that Philip Roth commandeered?"

      Me: Ma, Ma, I'm getting married, but she's not Jewish"
      Mom: "Good, after you're married, you can come live in my house!"
      Me: "But Ma, it's so small, there isn't room!"
      Mom: (grimly) "There will be. I'm going home and put my head in the oven"

      Everybody knows that joke.

    • "How can anything from Facebook be private?"

      People do have strange relationships with social media, don't they?

    • "Perhaps marriage between Jews of all sorts, and non-Jews, would help too."

      Oh, maybe, but who is willing to brave the unknown, and face the wrath of their community? Who, for the first time ever, will step forward and take this plunge into the wedded abyss?

      Oh, only about %50 of American Jews, that's all. Oh don't worry, I do believe the Reform Jewish denomination has gone to patrileneal religious inheritance, too!

      Oh, it's Israel you are talking about? Yes, it would help, so the Jewish State has many laws making it nearly impossible.-

    • Marnie, when a Zionist tells you anything, and I mean anything about Israel, Zionism, Judaism, or anything even remotely connected with that, you are supposed to shut up and listen.
      Omniscience and omnipotence are Zionism's immediate benefits, even if you can't actually go and steal somebody's house.

    • Marnie, when I see a post over a paragraph long from Mikeal, I treat it as if it were somebody standing in a corner, muttering, with his hands working in his pockets, and looking shifty-eyed at everybody in the room. I would avoid such a person.

    • marty-mcfly, I see the engenderment of a great Mondo article in your comment! A post called "Who Knew?". And that question would be answered by quotes from among the many people, Jewish and not, who were able to very accurately predict the consequences Zionism must lead to. "Who Knew?" indeed!

    • "It was customary to mourn a son or daughter who had married out as though he or she were dead and then never speak of him or her again."

      When my mother heard I was marrying a non-Jewish girl, she immediately offered we could come live in her house! "But Mom, I said, there isn't room..."

      Maybe, given the facts on how many American Jews marry other than Jewish people we might re-adjust our perspective on what is "customary". We seem to have adjusted. Not that I would deny anybody the dramatic tableau of weeping parents sitting shiva for their out-married son.

    • "Common sense argues that a lot of intermarriage in fact would be a very good thing for Israel."

      If it will help those poor chumps in Israel, I am prepared to marry more than one wife. Many people would say that's big of me.

    • Further note to self: Do not send money to those bring-back-19th-Century-Czarism-in-America groups. They are no-goodniks!

    • "I don’t support them or,think that what they did is productive "

      Gosh, I hope nobody tells the Ultra-Zionists that! Without your approval, they will have to stop all this!

    • "(I think, marrying out in Czarist Russia for example in the 19th century was only possible if the Jew converted to Christianity. If there was no conversion there was no marrying out.) - "

      Thanks for the tip, Yonah! Note to self: Avoid 19th Century Russia setting on Way-Back Machine. It's no fun.

    • "You can tell us what you “think” history all around the world might really be."

      I have to live in the time and place I am. To do otherwise is to become a little insane.

    • Yonah, any time you think a particular historical episode is relevant, you are welcome to hop in the driver's seat, and set the Way-Back Machine for any date you please.

      So basiocally, you want me to be terrified all the time, cause the Gentiles may kill me? You know what, Yonah, they just might. I have very little control over what other people do.
      But naturally, you all want all Jews scared out of their wits, all the time.

    • "Common sense argues that a lot of intermarriage in fact would be a very good thing for Israel.

      Common sense and history argues that Jews have little trouble marrying out, unless they are prevented from doing so by other Jews.

    • Gosh Seafoid, I'm getting nostaligic. Why as little as two years ago this post would have produced several comments praising and extolling the necessity of Jews marrying only Jews.
      Whether they thought this could be accomplished by legal means or by oppressive social pressure with in the "Jewish community" they were unwilling to say.
      And now I'm getting an intimation of something even crazier, that the Reform Jewish denomination has endorsed a paternal, not maternal religious inheritance? I must be wrong.

    • "Since the state only permits weddings within faith-based communities, mixed Jewish-Gentile married couples are exceedingly rare in Israel."

      Uh, excuse me, but how on earth did they ever get away with calling Israel a Democracy? A democracy where the State controls marriage?
      A democracy which has State-supported purity squads? Sure, okay.

  • 40 Holocaust survivors condemn 'massacre' of Palestinians, call for BDS against Israel
    • One does have to wonder if Zionism values Holocaust victims more than Holocaust survivors. One of those two have a proven value, and the others are, apparently, just old and in the way.

  • Palestinian-American teen denied access to Israel’s airport
    • "I’d make sure that my daughters had the right to travel through a foreign country that they are not citizens of before"

      Mikheal will never leave his little girls behind!

    • "So, don’t discount other personality disorders!"

      Why, are they fair-traded or something? You want personality disorders, I can get them for you wholesale! (And then I sell 'em Gene Shae's comment archive, and they go away satisfied.)

    • "Until then, feel free to cast dispersing and snark as long as the day"

      I'm casting dispersing and snark as long as the day? Who knew? Did you mean 'casting aspersions', you know, like what Cleopatra died of?

      "@Mooser, one day you will,learn about responsibility and hard work."

      W-w-w-ork? Like man, don't say words like that. Besides, I'm allergic.

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