ROBIN WILLIAMS ….. HE MADE US LAUGH, HE MADE US CRY

And then he died :(

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Enjoy one of his funniest moments here

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And a more serious moment

Robbin Williams on picket lines during 2007 writers’ strike

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 Nanoo, nanoo, RIP XOX

JON STEWART DISCOVERS IT’S NOT KOSHER TO CRITICISE ISRAEL IF YOU ARE JEWISH

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Meanwhile, Israel is learning that war is not good for business …

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US, European airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket hits near airport 

Transportation Ministry urges airlines to reverse decision, saying flights in and out of Ben-Gurion Airport are safe and guarded.

 

Full AP Report HERE

PROOF THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO HAVE A SMART PHONE

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VIDEO ~~ HACKING AWAY AND DESTROYING THE OCCUPATION

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Philly BDS offers, “Recycle, Hack, Destroy”- a light video at a dark time

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Our thoughts are with the people of Gaza at this time, who are currently under military assault. Though this film is lighthearted, our hearts are heavy as we watch in horror the violence perpetrated by the Israeli government and the untold suffering of the Palestinian people.

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law. Now, in the midst of Israel’s ongoing terror campaign, BDS remains the best way the international movement can show Palestine our solidarity.

SodaStream’s main production site is in Mishor Edomim, the industrial park of Ma’aleh Adumim, an illegal Israeli settlement in occupied Palestine. This facility is on land that was illegally confiscated from Palestinian owners.

Support Palestinian human rights.
Boycott SodaStream.
Boycott Israel.

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Also see THIS from Mondoweiss

IF KERRY CAN’T BRING US PEACE, MAYBE A RED COW CAN

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Kyle, Cartman and the Ginger Cow. (photo credit: Courtesy of South Park Studios)

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For a bit of background on the Red Heifer, read THIS … Then watch the South Park episode mentioned …. followed by a ‘real life’ video …. If nothing else, you will get a much needed chuckle in these days of stress and sorrow.

Although this is classified under HUMOUR, let us hope we will see Peace in the Middle East SOON ….. with or without the Red Heifer.

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Now for the ‘Real Thing’ …

KAHANISTS TURN ME INTO A MONSTER

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Reading THIS report which I posted earlier prompted me to Google my own name …. I was surprised to find over 145,000 entries. One that caught my eye in their image section was a doctored picture of myself which was taken from the ‘About DesertPeace‘ link.

They took my pleasant smile and turned it into a mean looking frown (if you look at the image for a few seconds).

But, I guess the positive aspect of this is that they obviously have lots of time on their hands …. which could only mean that Palestinians are not being harassed by them as long as they are busy attacking Jews. Sites like THIS ONE are no longer online, hopefully due to financial difficulties, but the people involved are still out there spreading their hate.

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STARBUCKS PHOTO OF THE WEEK

As a result of the following (Click HERE)

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DON’T BLAME GLOBAL WARMING ON COW FARTS …. NO MATTER WHAT OBAMA SAYS

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Regardless of what President Obama says, the truth is …

Another hoax from “settled science” bites the dust. 

Great News: Cow Farts Don’t Cause Global Warming

“In the past environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged people to stop eating meat because the methane produced by cattle causes global warming.

However a new study found that cattle grazed on the grasslands of China actually reduce another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide.

Authors of the paper, published in Nature, say the research does not mean that producing livestock to eat is good for the environment in all countries. However in certain circumstances, it can be better for global warming to let animals graze on grassland.”

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HITCHCOCK’S REMAKE OF ‘THE BIRDS’ ~~ TWEETING IN TURKEY

Image by Amos Biderman

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FOR A FEE, YOU CAN NOW ‘TALK’ TO THE DEAD IN ISRAEL

The ultra-right is cashing in on this one ….

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If you’re thinking that this whole prayer-by-proxy thing sounds kind of weird — well, it’s nothing new. Thanks to Western Wall Prayers, you can now pay $38 and “a Torah scholar will pray on your behalf at the Kotel for 40 consecutive days ($95 value).” Give a “minimal donation” to a group called Protection on the Road, and “close to 2000 children in our schools will recite Tehilim(Psalms) and additional special tefilos (prayers) of protection for you daily.” Log onto SayKaddish.com, and for the low-low price of $300 rabbis in Israel will recite the mourner’s prayer for your deceased loved one three times a day, every day, for a whole year.
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Seeking Salvation? Dial 1 for Baruch Goldstein

By Sigal Samuel FROM

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Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel wipes his eyes at the grave of Baruch Goldstein. / Getty Images

 

These days, you can order almost anything by phone. Books. Movies. Food. Sex. Salvation?

Sure, why not. Salvation. And not just any old kind, but the kind you can only get by virtue of an appeal to one of Israel’s most notorious killers: Baruch Goldstein.

Goldstein murdered 29 Palestinians in Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs 20 years ago, and to this day right-wing Jews still flock to his grave in nearby Kiryat Arba. They go there to pray, hoping that proximity to this “holy man” will help get their prayers through the pearly gates.

But since not everyone can afford to make that pilgrimage, Baruch Marzel — a right-wing activist and Goldstein devotee — has organized a telephone service allowing Jews to outsource their prayers, according to a Walla report cited today in Yeshiva World News.

Call Marzel’s service and you’ll be invited to “Push 1 for a Yeshua,” a salvation. That salvation, which will come by way of a prayer to be said on your behalf at Goldstein’s grave, includes everything from financial and romantic success to improved health and victory in court cases.

 

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If you’re worried about the spiritual credentials of the person who will be praying on your behalf, don’t be: Only “Jews who are Yirei Shomayim,” God-fearing, will be entrusted with this important task.

If you’re thinking that this whole prayer-by-proxy thing sounds kind of weird — well, it’s nothing new. Thanks to Western Wall Prayers, you can now pay $38 and “a Torah scholar will pray on your behalf at the Kotel for 40 consecutive days ($95 value).” Give a “minimal donation” to a group called Protection on the Road, and “close to 2000 children in our schools will recite Tehilim (Psalms) and additional special tefilos (prayers) of protection for you daily.” Log onto SayKaddish.com, and for the low-low price of $300 rabbis in Israel will recite the mourner’s prayer for your deceased loved one three times a day, every day, for a whole year.

Generally speaking, though, these pay-to-pray deals are transparent moneymaking schemes. What’s new about Marzel’s telephone service is that he doesn’t seem to be interested in turning a profit.

Instead, he’s doing this out of the goodness of his heart.

A heart that genuinely believes routing prayers through a mass murderer’s grave will make them more pleasing to God.

 

 

MOST EMBARRASSING PHOTO OF THE YEAR ~~ GOING VIRAL ON THE NET

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In THIS report you will find International responses to the photo in question ….
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Read HERE how the shadow ‘overshadowed’ Merkel’s visit to Israel ….
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The use of nazi symbols is illegal in Israel unless they are used on the face of the German Chancellor ;)

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All of these things make a Merkel-Hitler comparison awkward — so much so that, instead of just calling it “Picture of the Year,” we might do better to call it “Embarrassing Picture of the Year.”

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The Lesson of Angela Merkel’s Hitler Mustache

By Sigal Samuel FOR

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Ah, the hazards of light and shadow.

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a press conference today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he didn’t mean to point his finger in a way that would cast upon her face a distinctly Hitler-mustache-like shadow. But point he did — and Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem captured the moment in a photo that’s now gone viral.

The image has unleashed a tidal wave of laughter, praise and puns. BuzzFeed ran it under the tongue-in-cheek headline “There Is Nothing Strange About This Photo of Angela Merkel — And You’re Crazy If You Think Otherwise.” Gawker’s headline joked that “Angela Merkel Did Nazi This One Coming,” engendering a slew of comments like “Something’s not Reich here” and “Heil get you every time.” Inhabitants of the Twittersphere have been busy nominating it for “Picture of the Year,” while the photographer’s personal Facebook page has been inundated with back-slapping comments from friends (“Congratulations!” “Bravo!”).

But the photographer himself, and his employer, seem to be taking an altogether more bashful approach. Sellem initially uploaded the photo to his Facebook page, but then deleted it, according to BuzzFeed. The Jerusalem Post has said that it will not use the photo, with reporter Lahav Harkov taking care to clarify that the image did not (despite appearances) get posted to the Jerusalem Post’s Facebook page, and tweeting in quick succession:

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There’s a whiff of embarrassment and defensiveness about these remarks — and that’s probably just as it should be. Looking at this photo, you can’t help but laugh. But you also, well, kind of cringe.

Likening Merkel to Hitler — even accidentally and non-verbally — is especially cringe-worthy given what a conciliatory posture the German leader has taken towards world Jewry, the State of Israel, and even Netanyahu’s right-wing government. She took time out of her election campaign to pay her respects at the Dachau concentration camp. She called for the people of Germany to show “civil courage” in the fight against anti-Semitism. She said that a boycott against Israel is “not an option.” She even came out in support of Netanyahu’s controversial demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as Jewish, calling that recognition “critical.”

All of these things make a Merkel-Hitler comparison awkward — so much so that, instead of just calling it “Picture of the Year,” we might do better to call it “Embarrassing Picture of the Year.”

The Jerusalem Post is right not to run such a photo. And their staff members are right to be (or at least publicly act) a bit bashful about the whole thing.

But, of course, the good sense they’re showing means almost nothing in practice. The image is out there, flooding news sites, social media sites, and even Getty Images. The sad fact is that today will be remembered not as the day a German leader received Israel’s highest civilian honor — oh yes, amidst all the laughter, did you not hear that Merkel received the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction from President Shimon Peres? — but as the day she was likened to her most notorious countryman.

Ironically, while accepting the medal from Peres, Merkel herself saw fit to bring up that countryman’s ignominious legacy. “In light of Germany’s responsibility for the tremendous suffering of the Jewish people in the Holocaust, receiving this award today is something of a miracle,” she said.

In other words, she acknowledged that the shadow of the Holocaust looms long and large over Germany’s relationship with Israel. Apparently, she just didn’t realize how literally that phrase applies.

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See the photographer’s response at The Jerusalem Post

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DesertPeace’s response … If the mustache fits, wear it!

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This even made it to YouTube

JUSTIN BIEBER IN ISRAELI HEADLINES AGAIN …

Israel’s right wing press is gloating with the following announcement …

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Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga & More to Tour Israel in 2014

Some of the biggest names in the music world will tour Israel in 2014. Canadian singer Justin Bieber is tentatively scheduling a show in May of 2014, which would be his second performance in Israel. American performer Lady Gaga will return to Tel Aviv in May as well. Foreigner, the famous British-American group will arrive in March. American heavy metal pioneers Manowar are scheduled for May. Veteran French superstar singer Charles Aznavour will hit Tel Aviv in March. The trend is top acts coming to Israel is in contrast to the years 2000-2003 when both music and sporting events were being cancelled out of security concerns. The earlier decades of Israel saw few and far between big name acts stopping by, which made the rare mega concerts a treat for locals.

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Here’s one way we can support these clowns …

LOOKING FOR ARIEL SHARON IN THE WRONG PLACE

Nope … not yet! But you are looking in the wrong place anyhow ;)

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After being in an irreversible coma for over seven years, the gates of hell are still too narrow for him to pass through. The bastard just won’t die! …. But there is hope :)
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Ariel Sharon in critical condition as hospital confirms ‘turn for the worse’

Family gathers by his bedside as doctors say former PM’s vital organs failing, warn it is matter of hours or days; Sharon in coma since massive stroke in 2006

Full report HERE

IMAGES OF THE DAY ~~ PRAYERS IN THE SNOW

In Judaism, 10 men are required to make up a quorum (Minyan) for prayers. The cold, snowy weather in Jerusalem this past week made that difficult …. but this guy found the solution …. Make snowmen to get the required number ;)

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After services, a trip to the ‘toiloo’ might be in order …

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MY PERSONAL VIEW OF THE ‘ANTI’ SOCIAL MEDIA

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TIMELY HALLOWEEN TOONS

And tricked we were :(

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~~ TWO VIEWS

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

JOKER OF THE DAY ~~ WHY SO SYRIAS?

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HELP OBAMA KICK-START WW lll

President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help!

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WHAT ME WORRY?? ~PHOTO COMP

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I voted for Obombher :(

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H/T to Mondoweiss for this

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