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david schurman

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  • A Million Newborns die the Day they are Born, every Year: Save the Children
    • ... and in an over-populated world where Muslims, 'Born-Again' Christians and Othodox Jews 'breed like rabbits', and Roman Catholics are close behind?

      Let's support birth PREVENTION, and solve the problem at the source!

  • The Top other thing Netanyahu Needs to Apologize For: The Gaza Blockade
    • @markf... I would respectively suggest also following:

      http://www.jstreet.org

      there's an amazingly hopeful concurrence of opinion from both sides once one escapes from the media control of AIPAC and the 'born-again' x-ian zionists...

    • megacephalus - berlin 03/24/2013 at 2:15 pm

      "This policy can only be called fascist and it recalls the worst kind of medical experiments on human beings and social engineering of the mass political movements of the 1930s."

      surely you are forgetting AIPAC and Co. own the copyright on such discussions!

  • Pakistan: Violence against Christian Neighborhood rooted in Blasphemy Law, Union Contest
  • Harlem Shake as Protest in Tunis
    • megacephalus - berlin 02/28/2013 at 9:58 am

      We had a group here in the 30's that met the same description...also wore funny brown military garb...

      "they are small and fanatical and powerless, terrorizing people appeals to them as a form of social control"

      [BTW, still does!]

      The academics from well known 'potted Ivy' universities dismissed them too!

  • Israel Spy Scandal and Press Censorship
    • megacephalus - berlin 02/16/2013 at 1:22 pm

      "The only 'democracy' in the Middle East"

      Ayup!

      And I have a bridge to sell you... [just so happens it runs from Lower East Side to Williamsburg]...

  • New Pope has Opportunity to Improve Christian-Muslim Relations
    • megacephalus - berlin 02/12/2013 at 9:47 am

      Not to worry..."until fairly recently Christians were a minority there"

      They still are, increasingly, once one leaves Bavaria, Austria and the Rhineland...

      QED

  • Obama's Inaugural and the Danger of an Iran War
    • megacephalus - berlin 01/22/2013 at 8:21 am

      it would be interesting to read your 'why' as to the Russian and Chinese support of Assad & Co. and where you see that going. Have I missed in your archive, or ?

  • Algeria's Botched Rescue Leaves Dozens of Hostages Dead, Angers West
  • Top Ten Reasons Chuck Hagel Should be Secretary of Defense
  • Egyptians to Decide on Fundamentalist-influenced Constitution via Referendum
    • megacephalus - berlin 12/02/2012 at 10:37 am

      If one looks carefully at the photos of the Salafist backers of Morsi... they seem all to have scars on their foreheads from abrassion of pounding their heads on prayer mats... perhaps not s good sign of liberal thinking. Check it out for yourselves!

  • Palestinians say Israel trying to Silence Media, by Attacking Journalists
    • megacephalus - berlin 11/18/2012 at 8:42 am

      One has to lament that once again the Palestinians are less than masters of P.R.!

      Where are their supporters in Lebanon, Hezbollah, the occupied West Bank, and why are they not all rioting and dividing the propaganda and IDF?

      Why?

    • megacephalus - berlin 11/18/2012 at 8:38 am

      One wonders the Israelis can not see, once again, their blind stupidity and arrogance... the shear arrogance of being self-proclaimed 'God's Chosen' as a perpetual source of so called 'Anti-Semitism'...

      Personally, I am no fan of the Islamification of this part of Eurabia [Berlin / Scandinavia] but the Jewish mentality 'takes the cake'! QED

  • Noam Chomsky on Gaza (Democracy Now!)
    • megacephalus - berlin 11/15/2012 at 4:41 am

      Thank you for the clip of my [also sadly] old MIT professor!
      How long must the US population submit to being blackmailed by AIPAC & Co.?
      Has BHO a bit more freedom of [in- ? :-(] action now?

  • The Great Wall of . . . Arizona (Miller)
    • megacephalus - berlin 06/08/2012 at 8:08 am

      Hmmm... as a US ex-pat resident of choice in former 'East-Berlin', [having fled the US 10 years ago] and now living on the edge of still extant parts of 'the Wall', one can not but wonder at the lack of perception of these new fascist US 'Wall-Builders'... lotsa luck, if it's not already too late.

  • Washington's Dangerous Blockade of Iran (Cole at Tomdispatch)
    • megacephalus - berlin 04/12/2012 at 12:31 pm

      Those advocating blockade, which really bears most on the least affluent, should reflect upon the results of the [primarily] British driven blockade of Germany after WWi and what it led to politically within 10 years... [some would call it 'The Holocaust']

  • Santorum's Clarifier: Rick Condemned Obama's Radical Islamic Theology
    • megacephalus - berlin 02/21/2012 at 3:50 am

      Done!

    • megacephalus - berlin 02/21/2012 at 3:49 am

      I've been reading 'Mormon America' and am fascinated by the parallels between Founders Smith and Young and Mohammed: Multiple wives, mysterious unverifiable 'divine revelation' of a book they must write down [transcribe] and marriage to 'women',,, er, girls... of 12 and 14 years age...

  • Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Homs
  • Omar Khayyam 16
    • megacephalus - berlin 02/07/2012 at 2:25 pm

      Reverting to a prior post... why not a drone with Assad's name on it? Really! It would save a lot of lives... possibly... and it's hard to see the 'downside'...

    • megacephalus - berlin 02/07/2012 at 2:19 pm

      j.

      thank you for the daily ration of Khayyam!

      d.

  • Ahmadinejad in Latin America
    • megacephalus - berlin 01/09/2012 at 10:53 am

      Possibly wrong, but don't I remember CITGO being a Venezuelan company today [ayup, the same CITGO as that great historically protected neon sign in Boston] and an active provider of home heating oil at reduced prices for New Englanders under a Kennedy family initiative? Is this a baby to be thrown out with the bath water?

  • Success!
    • megacephalus - berlin 12/18/2011 at 9:07 am

      BRAVO, and again thank you!

      Merry Christmas, Cheery Chanukah, Salubrious Solstice, God Jul and as we say here [translated]: "A good slide into 2012"!

  • Israeli Ads against Marriage with American Jews are Part of a Population War
    • Which Lieberman/Liebermann the one from CT or the one from the 'USSR'... ;-) ?

    • megacephalus - berlin 12/04/2011 at 6:05 pm

      Here the young Turk and Arab Muslim women, often direct-imported cousins are, just as their Haredim/Halakah and Born-again Christian counterparts, denied birth control... so the most common sight is a pregnant woman in her 20's, in Naqib, trundling a 'doublewide' baby carriage. And no self-respecting male of her family would consider it within his dignity to help her! QED

    • Apropos '50% of this year's kindergarteners'...

      we're already seeing the 'end-time' here in Germany. A hundred yards from my 'house' here in 'the East' is the old wall line. It's now the southern border of the largest zone of 'EUrabia'... dominated by Turks and Arabs, complete with their own gang systems, mini 'mosquettes', and their apartment balconies readily identifiable by the satellite dishes.
      The rest of us either use the 'net or TV. But there was a quirk case of German constitutional law [something to do with history makes a lot of German law 'über-P.C.'] that all residents were entitled to receive news in their native language. The unfortunate results is the lack of acculturation [as noted previously] of the kids arriving in the public schools from Islamic families, were the mother is not permitted out of the house on her own, has no contact with the culture or language of her residential country, and thus can not prepare her kids for a successful participation in the place they live.
      The kids are therefore last in line for jobs, other than Halal fast food service, for which they might otherwise qualify. This leads to anger and frustration. Plus, not to mention, no access to their peer group women, and no tolerance of homosexual relatonships either.
      'The West' thought in the late 60's the best source of cheap labor to replace a population of young workers decimated in the war was Turkey. Now into the 3rd - and willfully unitegratable generation as noted.

    • megacephalus - berlin 12/03/2011 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you for the link to "talk2action.org". Very worth reading!

    • megacephalus - berlin 12/03/2011 at 6:20 pm

      Ah, the irony of it all...

      I moved here from Andover, MA where about 1/3 of our Unitarian Congregation was of 'Reform' heritage... a group that would not be counted on as 'Jews' in Israel... hence no rights a citizens... add in the 'Conservative' Jews, same 'not welcome'...

      Then Juan your statistics on the make-up of school age populations is a certain 'deal-breaker' for the young families in US/Canada featured in the rather 'numb' ads: who would want to take their young kids and subject them to such a class make-up... a terrible learning situation [please don't be offended, Juan] that we see here as the 'white' families of young school age kids are increasingly pulling them out of schools overrun with students of 'non-German' [euphemism for Turk and Arab kids who can't learn as they do not have the basic language and cultural skills of the community where they live]... The same would obtain in Israel. Who wants to use their kids as 'Guinea Pigs'?

      But to push this one degree further, even the Israeli Haredim's right-flank will not participate in the responsibilities of citizenship when there, and the 'trouble-makers' in Brooklyn consider Aliyah 'unclean'... go figure!

      Ah, the ways to 'shoot-one's-self-in-the-foot' as a society, perfected by Israel's ever more reactionary leadership and legislation.

      QED

    • megacephalus - berlin 12/03/2011 at 5:29 pm

      Without a doubt, the most 'pushy' arrogant, 'chip-on-the-shoulder' tourists here in Berlin [and living in 'Mitte' we're overrun with tourists, so have a sound comparative 'base'... are without a doubt the Israelis. QED

  • Beeman: Letter from Iran
    • megacephalus - berlin 11/25/2011 at 1:30 pm

      Let me humbly suggest that the letter be posted as a comment on the HAARETZ site. It would be a positive addition! [and that's
      NOT 'snark']

  • Army vs. People in Egypt
    • megacephalus - berlin 11/21/2011 at 6:24 am

      Most frightening is the 'militarization' of the so-called SWAT and 'riot' police in the USA which are being used in suppression of dissent [O.W.S.] only a few steps behind Egypt and Syria [both using US supplied equipment BTW]...

      Elect the Republican candidate and kiss your --- [remaining constitutional freedoms] 'Good by'

      Footnote: I recently completed re-reading John dosPassos 'USA'... and one sees little has changed in the internal use of repressive power in the USA in 100 years!
      So now I move on to Jack London's 'Iron Heel'... 'Le plus ce change, le plus ca rest la meme'

  • Kabul Bombing of US Bus Leaves 13 Dead
    • megacephalus - berlin 10/31/2011 at 2:42 pm

      Interesting comment to one whose PEI dad fought in the Canadian Army in WWI and [correctly] always believed Canada [and the US] were on the wrong side in that one... [reflect a bit on the meanings and possibilities of that]...

      The current ever farther right government in Ottawa is as hell-bend as ever a Bush was...

    • megacephalus - berlin 10/30/2011 at 2:43 pm

      "Religion of Piece(s)" 13 - The rest of us 0 and counting...

  • Palestine, Bahrain and US Hyprocrisy
    • megacephalus - berlin 09/26/2011 at 1:25 am

      @ william james martin
      Thanks for the lucid timeline!
      Nice to see a civilized, not totally polarized discussion forming, that is more reasoned as in TNR and not the 'he said, she said' of HAARETZ.

      @ Juan
      Thanks for the forum, on-line feed-back notices *** and the active participation!

    • megacephalus - berlin 09/25/2011 at 3:53 am

      Can you, hopefully, provide documentation of how the 91 congressmen's expenses to/from/in Israel were paid for... THAT would be incredibly effective journalism... good hunting!

  • Popular Army to March on Tripoli, as Qaddafi Massacres Protesters
  • Qaddafi invokes Phony Al-Qaeda Threat as he Massacres Protesters
  • Egypt's Google Gandhi Released, Interviewed
  • Thousands of Protesters Challenge Police Crackdown in Egypt
    • megacephalus - berlin 01/28/2011 at 10:47 am

      'Crowd control' equipment all paid for and supplied by the US as price for making nice with Israel, the elephant in the room, and for unimpeded access to Suez Canal and Egypt's airspace...

  • Egyptians Defy Protest Ban, Plan big Rallies for Friday; Death toll Rises to 6
  • Jon Stewart on the Rachel Maddow Show
  • 40 Killed in Bombings of Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq;
    Constitutional Crisis Unfolds
    • "the political wrangling is interminable, the apparatus of state is paralyzed"

      are you sure you mean Iraq and not the USA?

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