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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. My natural enemies are hunters, and SUVs.

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  • Anti-settlements resolution could be 'last straw' for many Massachusetts Dems, warns party boss in AIPAC's pocket
    • "It isn’t only science that progresses one funeral at a time."

      I like to think that lessening of support for Israel's intransigence progresses one recession at a time, too. Not as morbid.

  • Settlers from Kushner family-funded community attack 3 Israeli grandmothers
    • "Six Jewish residents of Be’er Sheva, including two conscripted soldiers and a minor, were charged with a series of racist attacks against Arabs in the city, police said Sunday."

      Police were alerted when model citizen "Jon s" reported "a terrorist attack in Beersheba".

  • 'Why do I not cry out for the right of return?' -- an exchange between Uri Avnery and Salman Abu Sitta
    • "Walter Abish in “Double Vision” reported the usage of the term by Viennese to describe the jews"

      "Yonah" if "gas shirker" expresses your feelings about Jews who were able to avoid death in the Holocaust, you just go ahead and keep using it.
      Everybody who survived or whose parents or grandparents survived will just look at the floor, and murmur apologetically, 'he's right, you know, we could have done more' when you say it. It'll be good for the Jews.

    • "And when they learned they were your chosen, and that you had set aside a parcel of land for their exclusive use in the M-E, well they lost their head(s) "

      They were convinced Zionism had learned the secret of painless irredentistry!

    • "but was reacting to Eva blaming the jews for their passivity." "yonahfredman"

      Let's see how "yonah" feels about Jewish passivity: Oh look, "Yonah" castigates Jews throughout history for "passivism". Blames our religion and Rabbis for it.
      And then says:

      "Some people can accept such passivism. I cannot." "yonahfredman"

      So it looks like you don't like Jewish "passivism" either, "yonah".
      And you blame the Jewish religion for it. All right there at the link to your archive on the word "passiv%"

    • "A personal memory..."

      "Jon s", you are having those idiotic memories again.
      So let me get this straight, so we all can understand it.

      You have no empathy, no compassion, for an Israeli IDF vet injured fighting in your name, to protect your settlement, now that he's hurt, you want to 'turn him over to Hamas'.
      All you have for him is condemnations and accusations.

      But you want us to believe you have some kind of empathy for the Palestinians? Maybe I'll believe that if I saw your charity start at home, know what I mean?

      You can't refrain from attacking any Jews you disagree with, and I'm supposed to believe you will be reasonable with Palestinians?
      Sure, okay "Jon s".

    • "I was reacting to her post, which has since been removed"

      And, "yonah", if you weren't such a jerk, the Mods might do you a favor once in a while.

    • "killed the jews who came home, the gas shirkers."

      Jews who somehow avoided death in the camps are "gas shirkers"?

      You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself, "Yonah".
      So tell me, if it wasn't for the "gas shirkers", how many Jews should have died in the Holocaust?

    • "All Zionism is connected to the idea of a donation of the land of Canaan by God, which since it has this unique authority sets everything else in second place."

      And excuses anything. Hell "this unique authority" (which can only be approached through the Holy Books, God choosing to remain silent at present) condones anything. Especially those things connected with settler-colonialism.
      Isn't that convenient? Isn't it wonderful how God works in the affairs of men?

    • "Peace and just are fully compatible. The white racist genocidal European settler colonist invaders (like my family and Avnery) as well as their lackeys can be removed from Palestine and relocated throughout the world in under two years."

      And once they are relocated, I would bet they feel a whole lot better about themselves. Of course, I wouldn't expect any gratitude from them, they will never admit it.

    • "All of us on the Israeli Left..."

      Oh yes, especially the line you absorbed as a teenager, and practiced saying in the mirror til you got it just right:

      "Alas, the story is much more complicated..."

      Gosh, why do I find the idea of an "Israeli history" teacher at a settlement being involved with Left wing organisations and activities just a trifle hard to credit?

      "Blah, blah, blah, two-state...Today that idea that he promoted 50 years ago is at the center of an international consensus."

      RORFLMSJAO! Yeah, too bad Israel isn't in it.

    • Oh well, thought he was a Yoda, but he turned out to be just a yonah.

  • Tillerson and Haley's trash-talk on Iran was brought to you by Sheldon Adelson
    • " Oh yes, the First Amendment to the Constitution."

      "Hophmi", money doesn't talk- it swears.

    • "Slowly, but surely, the Alt-right is being shoved aside while the Neocons are making their way into the Administration."

      And Trump can make his pivot from Russian money back to American financing, as the " Donald Risk" becomes "Full Faith and Credit".

  • The bulldozers of Shavuot, 1967
    • "This is the arendar system that I have studied."

      Is that an "enterprise...solution" with "modular architecture" which speed "time-to-market"?

    • "catalan", as I said before, I am a chronically unsuccessful fisherman.
      I sure wish I could fish the stream you come from.

    • "What am I to believe about this Judaism stuff and morality? Is there a connection?"

      Yes there is, and "Jon s" supplied it: The connection is "belonging". If you "do" something and it increases your "belonging", it must be moral.

    • "so why routinely post here"

      "Yonah" does not routinely post here.
      Whenever "Yonah" isn't actually posting here, he's never posting here again.
      But then some sewer-dweller forces "Yonah" to break his silence, for the last time.

    • "I am not sure anyone in this forum is interested in my articles on the arendar system"

      Well, I looked it up to find out:

      "Arendar® 2009 Suite from VI Technology, an Aeroflex company. Arendar® 2009 Suite is an enterprise software solution that utilizes a modular architecture, integrated security, comprehensive API and web accessibility to shorten test cycles and speed time-to-market."

      Nah, that dull IT stuff doesn't interest me, no matter how ironic.

    • "Does Catalan reveal his true identify?"

      Maybe not, but "catalan" is very good at revealing his character and attitudes. Doesn't even try to disguise them.

    • "I really don’t reject morality. But the miscreants here who preach morality are so full of crap that I react to the environment."

      "Yonah", I think your comments will change a lot of people's minds about Zionists and Zionism. Perhaps even about Jews, too. You could really teach people to have different expectations, by being so frank, lucid and convincing.
      The only problem, of course, is for the rest of us to live up to the standard you set.

    • ." and thus my assertion that israel should have bulldozed the neighborhood after a suitable municipal eminent domain is totally related to politics, reality, this world and not utopia"

      Are you really going to argue (and you've doubled down on it) the process of "municipal eminent domain" is applicable to this?

      Gee, "Yonah", are you stupid, or are you crazy, or are you taunting us?

      And don't forget to watch out for those "white people" and their (ewwww) morality. We don't need no stinkin' morality.

    • "Actually I would prefer that the Jewish people ( or however you describe that term so as to remove the national or ethnic connotations)"

      I bet you would. And here's your free "Jew sui generis" lapel-button. Or you can pin it on your "Make America Great Again" hat.

    • "morality is for you white people whose grandparents died in bed."

      "You white people"? Okay "Yonah". Nobody knows the trouble you've seen.
      Trapped between the "white people" and the "Arabs". Is that where us Jews are stuck?

    • "Yonah , you talk some line of BS."

      Yes, but he gets it from the best of models. In fact, they share quite a few lines.

    • "I think a judicial process of eviction from the mughrabi neighborhood a la moses, Robert moses, would have been better. The Jewish people have a religious gathering place and that is the kotel, occupied or not, whatever, that is the focus of the books. The place god chose."

      Why of course, "the place God chose"! (We always have been big in the Kotel-management profession.)
      That gives us the right to claim it by 'immanent domain'!

    • "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. God grant me the courage to change the things I can. And God grant me the wisdom to know the difference."

      Oh, thank God. The way "Yonah" was rambling, slurring and driveling, I was hoping he would end up at an AA meeting.

    • "Only a liar, ignoramus, or moron babbles.../...“returning home.”

      Well, "Yoni", some people can't face the vast gulf between what was supposed to happen to the Jews, and what actually happened.

      "When I visit the wall to pray" "Yonah"

      He made one visit to Israel years ago.

  • Check out the new Mondoweiss t-shirts
    • "But what do we do with a problem like Mooser? He drags up these dreadful show tunes, and then everyone wants to get into the act."

      How do you take a clod and pin it down? You fear it must be said; Mooser's not an asset to the abbey.

      Well, I'd like to say a word in his behalf...

    • "No mention of..."

      I could have covered the entire page with 'biters' and stingers' from the Antipodes. They were a few of those terrible things.

    • "Well, I’m not so easily trapped."

      Don't be so sure. Every one of those biters and stingers came from the "10 most dangerous biters and stingers in Australia" list. Said the hills down there are alive with the damn things.

      Or are they just a few of your favorite things?

    • "Now I’m going to have that stupid song running through my mind all day."

      A man who thinks "Edelweiss" is a "stupid song" probably despises raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens.
      Worse yet, he would vociferously deprecate bright copper kettles and scoff at warm woolen mittens. Or insist brown-paper packages tied up with string be opened for postal inspection,
      and fail to be moved by wild geese in flight with the moon on their wings.

      Well, "RoHa" when the dog, dingo, crocodile, box jellyfish, coastal taipan or Eastern brown snake bites, or the funnel-web spider, redback spider, paralysis tick, bull ant, giant centipede, mosquito, European wasp, flies, white-tiled spider, or indeed a bee stings, you'll be outa luck.
      I am ordering the "Mondoweiss Logo T-shirt" which provides a certain amount of protection against those hazards.

    • "Schneeweiss? Edelweiss? Weisswurst?"

      Hmmm... 'Mondoweiss, Mondoweiss, every morning you greet me?'

  • I am not a jew
    • "Not sure why you question it so much Jon."

      Oh, that's easy, "oldgeezer"! When "Jon s" shows us how much compassion and how much empathy he has for an injured Jewish IDF vet, he is showing us just how capable he is of being compassionate to Palestinians. Cause people are really all the same.

      (Of course, "jon s" is an Israeli psychiatrist as well as historian. He knows that psychologically healthy Israelis no more regret killing "Arabs" than swatting a fly.
      An Israeli vet who does experience trauma must be doing it to, uh, get back at Israel and Judaism! Yeah that's it!)

      And "Yoni" committed the major sin in "Jon s" eyes: "Yoni" is making his own mind up about something regardless of whether it increases his "belonging" to the Jewish people. For "Jon s" that's a capital offense.

    • You can't stop, can you "Jon s"?

      Why do Israeli Left Zionists hate IDF veterans so much?

    • Gosh, can't help but wonder what "Jon s" would say to an American veteran of the War on Iraq who came home with PTSD or emotional trauma?

      Would "Jon s" tell him to ' go turn yourself in to Al Queada' if he expressed regret about his part in the war?
      Yup, it's nasty, but I think I hit it on the nose:
      "A cracker who thinks he's a matzoh, that's "Jon s".

    • "To be honest, the accusation of apostasy is moronic"

      No, it is not, since Zionism is "Jon s's" religion. As far as "Jon s" knows, Zionism is all there is to the Jewish religion.

      And my oh my, didn't Zionism turn out a sterling product in him.

    • "Yonifalic , the Anti-Semitic meshumad, is also a self-confessed murderer."

      And it's not like "Jon s" has an obsession with "Yoni". "Jon s" is scared to death of him. He goes into a panic.

      "If you think yonifalic is not an Anti-semite, and is trying to "save " Israel, you probably haven't been reading his comments.""Jon s"

      "Not a word of condemnation for Yonifalic,a despicable murderer of innocent Palestinians. Does he get a pass because he's at present a despicable Anti-Semite?" "Jon s"

      "Yonifalic is therefore a self-confessed war criminal and should be prosecuted." "Jon s"

      Oh, here's a beaut:

      "When I respond to Yonifalic's hatefilled and outrageous comments- other commenters jump to his defense and attack me." "Jon s"

      Gee, "Jon s" that's a reflection of your ability to make friends and influence people. Yer doin' great, pal!

      "I recall that he has also confessed to being a murderer of Palestinian civilians. He should turn himself in and stand trial for his crimes." "Jon s"

      "YoniFalic, the Anti-Semitic meshumad:"

      "Meshumad is a contemptuous term for 'convert' or 'apostate'. I guess "self-hater", traitor, and kapo wore out.
      Hey, but lets double down on stupidity, shall we:

      "yonah, The sewer has overflowed with with YoniFalic's latest Anti-Semitic comment , blaming the Jews for the Holocaust"

      Oh look, here's our new friend "meshumad again:

      " and here it is, vicious Jew-hatred, from a meshumad, no less." "Jon s"

      "YoniFalic's bizarre crackpot theories, genocidal intentions and Anti-Semitic propaganda reach a new low" "Jon s"

      Yeah, yeah, write that indictment "Jon s"!

      "Are the moderators on Mondoweiss asleep? YoniFalic calls Judaism "silly and repugnant"."Jon s"

      "Jon s" is on the job, he's awake!

      "Allow me a question for you: what do you think about Yonifalic's idea of "removing" the Israeli "invaders"? "Jon s"

      He's interrogating the other posters about "YoniFalic" to see if a case should be filed against them, too.

      "YoniFalic has called repeatedly for the "invader population " (=the Jews of Israel ) to be "removed". I wrote that his comments constitute Hate Speech," "Jon s"

      And you know about "hate speech".

      Ah, but that "Jon s" is such a gracious fellow. There he is, got YoniFalic by the short hairs, Jon s knows he can get him banned anytime. But "Jon s" is a gentleman:

      "Don't misunderstand me: I'm not urging the moderators and editors to censor or ban anyone. "

      We're all breathing a big sigh of relief.

    • "Yonifalic , the Anti-Semitic meshumad, is also a self-confessed murderer. Why not encourage him to surrender himself to the appropriate authorities to stand trial for his crimes?" "Jon s"

      Just so that everybody what a peach of a guy and good Jew "Jon s" is, here's this:

      "Yoni Falic" was raised in Israel, and was conscripted into the IDF when he reached draft age. And served during a war, in which he fought.

      Were you, "Jon s"?

      Just great, isn't it, the respect and empathy for IDF vets evinced by American -born dual-passport settler "Jon s" from Beersheba.
      Gives an insight into "Jon s" character, and shows him to be a sterling guy. A real grown-up too, with a lot of insight into the serious issues confronting Israel.
      "Jon s" of course, never got near any war in the IDF. He's "Israeli left".

      A "meshumad" is a contemptuous term for a convert from Judaism. It's all about belonging.

    • "This Judaeophobic wicked child poetry..."

      WTF? When did they put cabdrivers in loco parentis over their customers?

      But, we all know it's a mitzvah for a Zionist Jew to assault or intimidate any questioning Jew.

    • "Is fake academic Gilad Atzmon still permitted to post here?"

      For contrast, here's some real, down-home, sock-it-to-me academic writing:

      "Phil has internalized anti-Jewish hatred, and like those secularist Jews in Europe who looked down upon their brethren or converted to Christianity to escape their Judaism, Phil adopts the classic tropes of the self-hater.
      Self-hatred is a disease. It is a sad disease borne of many generations of persecution, but it is a disease. And Phil is afflicted with it, as many Jews have been in the past. And it is usually the self-haters who cause the worst damage to the Jewish community, precisely because of how small it is."
      "Hophmi"

      I don't want to intimidate "YoniFalic", but he needs to know what he is taking on if he dares to contradict "Hophmi". Sociologist, political analyst, medical doctor, and you should hear him davan!

    • "Is fake academic Gilad Atzmon still permitted to post here?"

      "Hophmi" you are "permitted" to post here. And you don't even have an Organ trio.

    • "seems determined to claim that Judaism and Zionism are the same thing. Weird. I thought you were trying to suggest the opposite here."

      "Hophmi", really, does it matter what a bunch of ideologues like us say about that? Nobody will ever take us for authorities on that subject!

      So why don't you tell us what Judaism and Zionism there very own selves have to say about the relationship between them, "Hophmi"?
      Did they get a divorce, or did they just never meet and don't know each other?

    • "Otherwise quite disturbing."

      You don't think she tipped the cabbie? As you say, "Yonah":

      "those who hate judaism are antisemites. which puts critics of judaism or those alienated from the strict observance of their parents wishing to water down judaism in the boat of being slightly antisemitic." "yonah fredman" http://mondoweiss.net/profile/wondering-jew/?keyword=boat#sthash.4E6h8hM5.dpuf

      Who needs people like that? To paraphrase Mr Allen 'Reform Rabbi today, Nazi goon tomorrow!'

    • "Thank you Tema for this unbelievable piece of writing."

      I agree. Completely unbelievable.

  • Israel packs seven lies into one statement on the Palestinian hunger strike
    • "International law has become an international joke. Why would Israel want to succumb to the sickness that is flaunted under the banner of ‘international law’?"

      Look, everybody has got to make allowances for "Mayhem". See, it's just that when you belong to the most powerful, most numerous, most united and disciplined group on earth, a group which controls vast areas making it completely self-sufficient, a group no other group has ever been able to harm, well, you tend to get a little brusque and overbearing.

    • "These prisoners are advocates for violence..."

      Even while they are in prison they scare you to death, don't they?

  • Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti's op-ed calling Israel 'moral and political failure' is buried in int'l edition of 'NYT'
  • Israel will celebrate 50th anniversary of '67 war in -- an illegal settlement!
    • "Wasn’t Kfar Etzion a pre-1948 kibbutz, built on land purchased from the owners?"

      Did the Zionists get an extraterritoriality agreement with that?

    • "Yonah" excuse me for going OT, but you're retired from cab-driving, right? (Something I've always wanted to to, but never did.)

    • "Even assuming that an entire people can be exterminated, it is not the same as being defeated, hence the need for two words with rather different meanings."

      Oh, please, develop and expound on this line of thought. It must be very comforting to many endangered people, and reveals deep compassion for mankind.
      One small caveat on precedence; I said the the destruction of the Palestinians as a polity would result in fashion for Palestinian chic among Israelis several years ago.

  • Soldiers smash stone memorial to Palestinian girl, 17, shot in Hebron after alleged stabbing
    • I went to have my DNA tested, but fortunately I selected an honest DNA-analysis service. They made a preliminary test, and told me to go home and save my money. Too much LSD during my formative years. My chromosomes looked like a ball of yarn, and they'd never be able to read them.

  • Academic boycott campaign is growing fast at Trinity College Dublin
    • "The Israelis want “the rest of us” to move to Israel. Ending the diaspora is essentially the national mission."

      The arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward Zionism! You bet.

    • Good Lord, "JeffB" you must be aware of the hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish Centers and Synagogues?
      What does Israel intend to do about those? Just let us get blown up?

    • "I can’t figure out what view you are making fun of."

      "Making fun of"? Do you think I would joke about a thing like this? Israel better think about that, and think goddam long and hard, and take the fate of non-Israeli Jews into account.

      Do you think the IDF protects the rest of us? Or are you counting on the JDL to do that?

    • "I seem to recall that South Africa was a fairly isolated place that didn’t have..."

      ...any gold or diamonds. Just an isolated South African outpost.

    • "You all are rude to all the Zionists"

      I am not! I even offer a premium for Zionist comments.
      In fact, I offer a "Jews sui generis" lapel-button, and a "No trauma 'long us!" bumper-sticker with every one of your comments.

      "to get a militarily powerful state to surrender its interests"

      Oh, that's easy. You must realize that the world has all the rest of us Jews as hostages. Israel won't see us hurt, it'll back down. It is very vulnerable that way.

    • "Yes, your tone is unnecessarily offensive."

      "JeffB" you really should try to get used to it. Surely you must have noticed, in your long and varied life, that your pretension of omniscience can rapidly induce that reaction?

  • Love of Israel + Defense of Trump = Meshuggeneh
    • "Why “the worst”?"

      Having received neither a Nobel Prize or a certificate of high intelligence, and not being good at much of anything, I was hoping merely to stay out of the 'worst negative traits and talents' list.

    • "Is that the definition of PC, or not?"

      Okay, "Citizen", don't be hidebound by PC! Please, tell us which races or groups have the worst "negative traits and talents".

      Don't let PC stop you, you're better than that, go for it.

    • "And, on average, they are good at house cleaning too!"

      Did you see a single speck of dust or smudge on a window or mirror during the entire two-term Obama Presidency? The place sparkled!

    • "Keith", as was perfectly predictable.
      Trump is going to do whatever he can to turn "The Donald Risk" into "In God We Trust".

    • "Perhaps he thought that they were so obvious that they didn’t need mentioning?"

      I wish he would enumerate. I'm feeling left out. For instance, Pres. Obama was a good dancer and shot decent hoops. Both!
      I'd like to know what I should be good at.

    • “What are you, stupid?… Each different peoples have different talents that everyone knows."

      Well, everybody except Jews. He doesn't mention a one. Not one "talent".

  • Allegory of the 'tough neighborhood'
    • "What may not be known is that the zionist regime provides special discounts and support to illegal settlers moving into illegal settlements."

      And it is only fair to mention that the diaspora has always been generous in their support of religious settlements in Palestine.

    • "And it makes perfect sense to want to move into a tough neighborhood..."

      It sure does, when all the other neighborhoods are downright murderous!

  • Bret Stephens's greatest hits
    • "to this “rabid jew zionist” it’s huge"

      You might want to get that hydrophobia treated.

    • "Did you write that in ball point pen?"

      "Citizen" I think that's a trick-question. No matter how you answer it, "Yonah" looks dumb.

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