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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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  • Rightwing campaign against Jewish exec who called for exposing Nakba seems likely to fail
    • " … but there are millions of Jews who see themselves as one of the peoples of this world."

      Okay, whatever. Call back when there about a hundred million or more.

    • "Don’t put “would have” in the “if” clause. It is a simple rule to remember."

      "RoHa", as soon as I saw the redundant "would" in the first lines, I knew there was no point reading further.

    • "What happens when the Temple is restored and there is once again a Jewish priesthood tied to the state? What happens when the Sanhedrin is restored and the binding doctrines and interpretations of Judaism originate from Israel exclusively"

      ROTFLMSJAO!! "Binding" You bet, "Jeffy B" the Jewish people just can't wait to be ruled by the same corrupt and always wrong bunch of con-artists that got us into our predicament in the first place? I doubt it.

    • Oh well, that's the fun part about Israel. You never know which Israel you are going to get. One day, we get an Israel which is so powerful it can play the rawest kind of superpower politics and laugh at the consequences, the next day we get an Israel which can be destroyed by the negative vibes from its critics.

    • ." In case it’s not so obvious to you, I’ll bring to your attention that the “injustice” is the very creation of Israel (and the Partition Plan, and the immigration of “European foreigners” to Palestine, and the Balfour Declaration) – and, therefore, “justice” is understood as the undoing of the “injustice”. " "Nathan"

      Why, thank you. Guess I never thought about it that way before. I will most certainly hew to your interpretation of events. Sounds like you've got it just about right.

    • When you gain just a little experience with the Palestinian national movement and with their western supporters, you learn that “justice” is a codeword for the undoing of Israel" "Nathan"

      Yes, I can see your point. Justice would destroy Israel in a hurry. Of course, there's no reason why 180 million Jews couldn't maintain a regime of injustice in the ME for as long as they like.

      (Yup, yup, yup, when they are an embarrassment, a mortification, to Zionist sites, they come here.)

    • Thanks for agreeing, "Nathan". A social identity, changeable, mutable and fungible. Has, at one time or another, meant almost anything, and might mean anything in the future.*

      And is also not immune to all the demographic pressures social identities have.

      *BTW, when Jews were segregated in Europe, other groups, ostensible monotheists, were often thrown in with them, and were syncreted into Judaism along with parts of their beliefs and customs.

    • "Mooser – It really would be simpler if you would have replied with a simple denial"

      Look, I linked it for you. If you can't read, that's your problem.

      So there it is, "Nathan", and you can decide for yourself whether your comments will do more to expose Mondo as a journalistic fraud, than the "hits" and "UPVs" you add to its stats do to raise its value.

    • "Keith" , that was very informative. And I thought it was only since '67 we all became aristocrats. Now I see it may go back further.

      "I’ll score this point for you." "Jeff B"

      Of course you will, "Jeff B". Anybody can see you bear the hallmarks of aristocratic breeding. Be hard for you to deny it.

    • "Don’t tell me on the one aspect of Judaism that I thought all American Jews could agree, that we all hate Israel’s chief Rabbi "

      You hate Israel's Chief Rabbi? That's no way to be "a people". You need to submerge your own ego and do what is good for the group. And let our leaders speak for us. They are called "Cheif" Rabbis for a reason "Jeff B" and it's about time you learned what it is instead of being an renegade.

      Wait, let me guess, your shmeggegie sect in LA is the one true Judaism?

    • " Oddly after calling for a war and revolt process that would take a century of conflict and likely kill off a good chunk of the humans on the planet … seeing just a small sample freaked them out. The loss of a few thousand was beyond their death tolerance"

      That piddly "European Left" has no depth. Our Jewish "death tolerance" is at least 6 million, right "Jeff"?

    • "This is no need to prove or disprove a narrative. Many people on this site seem to believe that there is some point in proving that the Jews are converts (and not the Israelites of the Bible)."

      Naaaah, we just do it to jerk your chain, "Nathan". Can't you take a little ribbing? Get over yourself.

    • "JVP and Mondoweiss are not seeking to correct or to better Israel. There is no policy or action that would meet their approval. The state is illegitimate in their eyes, period – so, it can’t be fixed. So, they’re not criticizing Israel. They’re hostile to Israel; i.e. they wish her demise"

      "Nathan" go....read the "About" page.

    • "People get excommunicated for all sorts of things."

      Oh, gosh yes. Refusing to follow Jewish dietary laws, boom, right out you go. Refusal to join or support a Temple? You're gone. Marrying a Gentile? You might as well leave now. Refusing to engage in Jewish ritual purity? Don't let the door hit you where the dog bit you! Saturday races with the local SCCA? Your warranty is voided!

      Yes, sir, if there is one thing Judaism, through all its vicissitudes, has always insisted on, it is unity and discipline, or you are out! In fact, as many as 75% percent of us, or more, have already been excommunicated from Judaism. They are just keep us around for the Blue Boxes.

    • "What matters is that:
      – Jewish is a religion-based identity;"

      "eljay" you are very kind, and I appreciate it. But if we use the most objective standards, it's actually not much more than a social identity.

    • "I’m sorry that makes you feel lonely. Part of joining a community is compromise of the self. If you have been around for decades you should have learned that." "Jeff B"

      Sure "Jeff B"! A Jewish person is not just some ego on the half-shell, he knows to let official Jewish spokesman and religious officials make the case, and doesn't shoot his mouth off about stuff he knows nothing about, embarrassing the Jewish community and giving people the impression we are verbose liars. And every one of us thinks he is a goddam Chief Rabbi. 'Nuff sed?

    • "total garbage. someone should put him out of his misery already."

      I don't know about that, but I sure wish somebody would put him out of our misery.

    • "Annie", can't you see how much fun it is to be Jewish? You spend half your time worrying about the world persecuting Jews to extinction, and the other half the time you worry about those who need to be expelled from Judaism, who are Judaism's internal enemies.

    • "these peasants didn’t actually exist?"

      Research later proved these so-called "peasants" were merchants, craftsmen, financiers, tax collectors, jailers, etc, at a summer theater camp rehearsing "Fiddler on the Roof".

    • "Human’s lives are measured in decades," "Jeff B"

      "Jeff B", you sure make a good argument against wasting too much time on your comments.

    • " why anyone with an IQ over 50 is an Anglican ."

      Great hymns and liturgical music.

    • "It also happens to Jews over other issues. Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz attacked Manischewitz’s kashrut standards. The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America launched a series of personal attacks against him which forced him to take medical leave from his duties due to the stress. They wanted to make it absolutely clear that the break from Manishewitz was not a matter of debate within the OU and that Horowitz was being deceptive not merely incorrect."

      What's good for Manischevitz is good for Judaism!

    • "Enforcing community standards is normal behavior for a religion. Defending itself against external attackers is normal behavior for a religion."

      And now you know why there are so many Reform and secular Jews.
      Gotta enforce community standards and repel the attackers! Mission accomplished!

    • "i got so lost on that comment mooser,"

      He just types. "Jeff B" is the storm surge of logorrhea.

    • "Judaism is returning to its natural role as a tribal religion not a global faith."

      Awww, what a nice way of saying that Judaism is dying.

    • "You tell me."

      Sorry, "Keith" I was just musing on the extreme amount of cognitive dissonance Zionists can sustain.

    • "you can read all the blog posts written about what a horrid anti semitie i am."

      Maybe you are an auto-anti-Semite. What religion is your car?

    • "You are one of those enemies. I get that you don’t see yourself that way, but it doesn’t change the reality of how you are seen withing Judaism."

      Jumping Jehoshaphat , "Annie", this is serious! "Jeffy B" is going to get you expelled from Judaism! We have to fight this.

    • "I could cite far more articles."

      All completely irrelevant.

      " Institutional Jews and the Jewish community more generally have always held that working directly with the enemies of the Jewish people is grounds for religious expulsion." "Jeff B" above.

      Cite some of those expulsions, "Jeffy"

      Or is the Reform movement and secular Jews proof enough of the expulsion power of "Institutional Jews and the Jewish community"?

    • "France is French so Israel should be Israeli"

      "Israel will never be free until the last Zionist is strangled with the entrails of the last Rabbi."?

    • "Mooser frequently heap praise on Yoni Falic"

      "catalan" does it bother you that I have some respect for the experience of an IDF veteran?

    • Not quite as good, "yonah". Some spelling and syntax mistakes, run-on and incomplete sentences.

      "yonah" use "Jeff B" for an example. Remember, just because you aren't making any sense, and are picking factoids out of the old cloaca is no reason for spelling or grammatical mistakes.

    • "it takes trolling to a whole new level."

      Yup, I'm thinking "Jeff B's" next post will say:

      '"Annie" doesn't have a church. She has a coven!'

    • "Jeff b" let's give credit where it's due. You are, without a doubt, the best typist on this site.

    • ." Institutional Jews and the Jewish community more generally have always held that working directly with the enemies of the Jewish people is grounds for religious expulsion. There is nothing new here."

      My G-d, we need to expel well over half of the Jewish people, probably a lot more!

      Just think how powerful, united and populous Judaism will be then!

    • "Even anti-Zionist Jews tend to focus on any hint of anti-Semitism broadly defined." "Keith"

      And why, I ask you, why would an anti-Zionist Jew, who has no intention of going to Israel, or of limiting their associations to Jews, be the least bit concerned about anti-Semitism?

    • "Mobs like to fill in blanks."

      _______Wives
      _______Husbands
      _______ Children

      They will have to fill those in, too.

    • " The objective of many of these is to ensure a continued invader presence in Palestine" "Echin"

      Thus severely compromising Mondo's role in recruiting and organizing an anti-Zionist Crusade, as promised on the "About" page?

    • "You say: “. . . compulsive vindictive (by) . . . radical right wing Jews, COULD LEAD to an increase in anti Semitism?"

      That was "Annie" (2:23), above, and I was quoting her. I read every one of her comments.

    • " Historically, mobs don’t differentiate between the varieties of Jews"

      Gee, do you think they will have any trouble differentiating between Jews and non-Jews?

    • "That’s something you could only prove with ironclad data"

      That's right! Even tho American Jews are just about as 'unchurched' (so to speak) as non-Jewish Americans, there may be some secret back-channel communication we don't know about!

    • "it was jeffrey goldberg who first identified this debilitating condition!"

      Of course, that's right. But let's not forget "Hophmi's" masterful explication:

      "Self-hatred is a disease. It is a sad disease borne of many generations of persecution, but it is a disease. And ....... (insert any name here) 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."

      ttp://mondoweiss.net/profile/hophmi/?keyword=fall+away

    • "compulsive vindictive behavior, which seems to be kind of a penchant for radical right wing jews, could lead to an increase in anti semitism?"

      Or, more likely, an increase in auto-anti-semitism.

      (Now that Naftali Bennet has identified this debilitating condition, it behooves us to look for anything which might contribute to it.)

  • Lessons from Finkelstein: a response to Seth Anderson
    • "Blather."

      Exactly "Jackdaw"! It would be absurd to posit that the Zionists did not plan from the first to use violence and terrorism, to take Palestine from it's inhabitants.

    • "The point is that everyone knew that the country is inhabited. No one claimed that it’s an empty country."

      Exactly! And common sense tells the Zionists they will have to use force to take it away from its inhabitants. And so they did.

      Yeah, that's right "inhabitants". I don't care when the Palestinians got there. They were there, and they are people.

    • Oriental Encounters: Palestine and Syria, 1894-6

      Looks like the text is on the web in several places.

    • "I hate to sound so glum, but if there are reasons for optimism I would love to be convinced."

      Stick with pessimism, "Keith", that way there's always something worse to hope for.

  • Israeli support for Myanmar is the natural alliance of regimes based on ethnic supremacy
  • Anonymous anti-BDS group publishes 'blacklist' of boycott supporters in New York
    • "The Zionists have so much in common with the altright:"

      It's all too easy for an allrightnik to end up an alt-rightnik.

    • "Those attacking our right to free speech need to be made to pay. They cannot be allowed to keep coming back without consequence after each defeat until they get their way"

      Better call Antifa. They'll help you out with that.

  • Democratic candidate for Illinois gov'r fires his running mate over BDS
    • "Apartheid South Africa wasn’t brought down by boycotts. They came at the very end."

      Thanks, encouraging to hear. So by the time the public starts boycotting, it's near the end.

    • "how did this nakba denial pass moderation?
      what’s happening to this place? gross."

      "Annie" isn't it obvious?
      Mondoweiss gives more free speech, more unfettered self-expression to Zionists than Zionist sites do, so they come here.
      At Mondo they know their authentic Zionist passion and information will be published almost unexpurgated, instead of being quietly shit-canned as an embarrassment.

    • "There is no return for the generations after the 600 who were told to leave;"

      Only 600 people, who became nearly 16- 20 million in nearly half the time? That's using nearly half the time pretty well!

    • "BDS is PEP. Nothing that BDS does has created an inch of progress in 50 years of boycotts."

      Many people (not me) would agree with that, "JustJeesetr".
      Yes, many peole might see it that way, and realize that an uncompromising anti-Zionism is the only way to go. You are right to remind them there is very little possibility of compromise.

    • BDS i9s not impacting...supporters of BDS are responsible for the increase in anti-Semitism in the US."

      There really should be an 'daily anti-Semitism index' in the papers.

  • Youtube sensations, the Khaldi twins, explain 'why Eid is special' from Gaza City
    • "Ossinev", there's no suffering like Zionist suffering. It's like no suffering I know.

      And hey, I gotta say it, the Zionist sense of discretion, that is when to open your mouth and what to say when you do, is exquisite! But of course, that's the kind of social sense we have to develop to survive.

    • “What is unthinkable hardship in the Gaza context?”

      Well, all you have to do is compare it with the unthinkable hardships faced by Jews, and then Gaza can be assigned it's proper percentage.
      Where would you put that percentage, "Emet"? You oughta know.

    • "Hamas.. terror tunnels?"

      Go back to sleep "Emet"

    • "What does “unthinkable hardship” mean exactly?... I am trying to think but it’s not coming to me."

      "Emet", you must know, we are depending on you. Only us Jews have experienced "unthinkable hardship", so only we have a right to define it! We have the unthinkable hardship market sewn up!
      If we don't insist on our standard for unthinkable hardship, all kinds of complainers will take it away from us.
      Concentrate hard, and it'll come to you.

  • 'Nazi stuff': The Israeli government takes on African refugees
    • ." I am my own person and have my own thoughts about things"

      Then why don't you keep them to yourself?
      Once you post them on a blog, they belong to everybody.
      And the reactions you get are hardly extreme, considering you are at pains to portray yourself as a tiresome sociopath. Alternating with kvetching about your dendrites melting.

    • "Several questions – who is a Zionist?"

      A Jewish person who does not give of his income to Zionist causes, who does not make repeated visits to Israel, who does not make Aliyah (or her sister), who does not buy property in Israel or invest in Israel, who does not practice Judaism exactly as it is practiced in Israel, yet professes to be a Zionist, is called a "sentimental Zionist".
      And if this person harbors some fantasy about Israel being ready to take them in and hide them out, they're called something else.

    • "I don’t see why younger Jews (I was born in the early 1970s) should bear any responsibility..."

      If you don't want to bear some of the responsibility, don't want to make a contribution to Israel's upkeep, don't expect Israel to be there when you need it. Do you think an ancestral homeland comes cheap?

    • Very true. I usually delineate them as "Chutzpah", "brass", and "huevos". But there are others.

    • "(which, btw, the far left progressive would very much like to limit individual rights as they see fit"

      You bet, the right to discriminate, the right to abuse, the right to deny civil rights on the basis of race and other things has sure been under pressure!

  • Two Chicago pols break over BDS, as U.S. Jews divide over Israel
    • "What’s the relationship between the kotel and Herod’s wall?"

      Yesterday, I was going to say "Mutual parking validation", but thought it was in bad taste, so I didn't.

    • "what kind of price aloeste? are you accusing reform jews of practicing “basterdized” judaism and their very presence “desecrates” your holy sites and scrolls?"

      Whoa, steady on, "Annie"! Aloeste is not suggesting these inadequate assimilated Jews should stop putting money in the Blue Box. They may be worthy only of derision and punishment, but damn it, they are still Jews!

    • " the kotel has halachic ramifications."

      That is true, so most Yeshivas offer courses in Kotel Management.

  • No free speech in Palestine: PA arrests journalist, internationally-renowned peace activist for Facebook posts
    • "because the other side is afraid of next being called an antisemite."

      Well, all the Zionists tell us that anti-Semitism is rising at an alarming rate. So being called an anti-semite may not be frightening for very much longer. Might even become a badge of approbation.

    • “…Michael Ben Ari, an Israeli legislator, publicly ripped up a copy of the New Testament in the country’s parliament, the Knesset, and threw it into a rubbish bin after denouncing it as an ‘abhorrent’ book."

      Gee, the Jewish birth-rate must be rising a whole lot faster than I thought.

  • Going veg
    • It is apparent (to me, at least )that the vegetarian ideology may end up a culinary Procrustacean bed. So many vegetables and grains seem to go well with shellfish. And it seems so easy to stretch or alter your diet to include them.

    • , "when in reality they will be eliminated by the far-left and rabid antizionists"

      "The foolish liberal jews...will be eliminated" "Eliminated"?

      Gosh, we Jews will be so powerful and successful if we can "eliminate" whole groups of Jews, and ally with the "far right" That's tribal unity, baby!

    • . "the foolish liberal jews think that the far-right is their enemy "

      Ah, echoes of Wiemar Germany...

    • "Narcissistic Anti-Semitism."

      You missed the point of the entire article. A vegetarian is always eating kosher.

    • "Yes, he claimed that the Rothschilds were Jewish and they fell for it."

      Still noted as one of the easiest whole-family conversions ever recorded.

  • Eisner and Greenblatt refuse to see Israel's face in Richard Spencer's mirror
    • " Zionism must stand on its own as a present tense and future outlook."

      Judaism should try growing instead of shrinking. That would help.

    • "Gentiles have always victimized Jews around the world in the long run."

      Outrageous! I thought we had a no-victimization clause in our contract with them. They broke it, the finks.

  • Gideon Levy calls out Israel's fundamental, racist religion: Zionism
    • "You really cannot see any difference between a whole camel and a gnat, can you?"

      Well done, "Echin"

    • "Like the poor cat i' th' adage?"

      As I recall, he had a problem letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would".

      So nothing was adaged to the kitty's fish dinner.

    • “Actually, people have a way of responding poorly to insults.”

      Better ease up on "catalan". I think he is hinting he will stop commenting if he's insulted.

    • " Mooser... and then harangue me"

      Well, if it appeared as a "harangue", then I apologize. But everybody gets that "possession is 9/10ths of the law" concept reversed.

    • "Have you never heard the old legal adage: Possession is 9/10ths of the law?"

      Yes, it applies to stolen property. If you posess the stolen property, you are about 90% guilty right there.
      There's maybe a 10% chance you can prove you didn't know it was stolen, bought it in good faith. Or something.
      But possession is, as you say 90% of the law.

    • " Yes, founding a state puts you on the playing field with all the big guys"

      And every one of the 100 million Jews in Israel knows it!

    • "So interesting that you chose to argue"

      "Jack" doesn't argue. He just declares and runs.

    • "In the last 40 years, Israel has annexed ZERO land."

      Okay, "Jack", time for you to start back-pedaling and equivocating. Would you rather start with the time, or the amount of land?

    • "Now Israel has Judaism in its procrustian bed of trauma."

      Which wouldn't be so bad, except we can't eat procustrians.

    • " Once a migration of that magnitude turns into a historical tide of movement"

      You mean a couple of hundred thousand people? Many of whom had to be coerced?

    • "Levy has already walked away from the 2 state charade a couple of years ago."

      Perhaps Mr. Levy will see The United State of Israel and Palestine and reconsider.

    • I don't know what convinces "yonah" that the Jews want to spend the next Century bragging that they conquered the Palestinians? Whoopee, the Jewish Army conquered a people who never had any kind of organized military force!
      The hosannas will be loud and long.

    • Good old mutter-and-spit "Dabakr"!

  • Are you an auto-anti-Semite? Take this simple test
    • "Exit, pursued by a bear."

      Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene 3

    • "(It smells of the disdain that german jews had for ostjuden."

      Ah-ha! Now we know why "yonah fredman" does not have a seat on the Mondoweiss editorial board.

      " imagine, sitting and eating white bread and mayonnaise with your neighbors"

      While upstairs, their grandparents live it up and die in bed!

    • "And I used that expression in the same non-literal way as anti-Zionist Jews talk about “J-positive blood”

      Ah, that "J-positive blood" so talked about by anti-Zionists.

    • "Hannah Arendt’s performance in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem has something a bit wrong with it. Can’t put my finger on it. (It smells of the disdain that german jews had for ostjuden.)"

      "To the moderator: regarding citizen’s comment."

      Whereas your imputation of bigotry against "ostjuden" to Hannah Arendt, on the basis of no evidence at all, is just fine?

    • “Oblivion comes in many forms."

      Or you can seek oblivion via a pilpul overdose.

    • She's the most ambidextrous lefty I ever did see.

    • "But what I have never understood is why it would be so bad if The Jewish ethnicity (I have been told not to call it a race) would disappear through miscegenation."

      In fact, the opposite may happen, as this article shows us.
      The logical next step is simply to declare that anybody who marries a Jewish person automatically becomes Jewish. Proving, of course, that you can always get what you want.

    • Nathan, shut up.

    • "Mooser, I didn’t put the word in quotation marks for no reason."

      Of course not. You were quoting somebody.

      "
      DNA testing would be pointless, because it wouldn’t change anything for me and for how I feel about things.
      "

      And if you want to feel "100% Aryan" go ahead. No DNA test can change that.

    • "is emblazoned with the star of David, which the whole world knows is a jewish symbol."

      I have always despised Israel for that. To bomb and strafe people from a plane with a Jewish star on it.

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