Lion of the Blogosphere

More wisdom from Netanyahu

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Benjamin Netanyahu:

I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over. We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves.

I’m inspired.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Posted in International

Does this make any sense?

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Benjamin Netanyahu says:

The difference [between Iran and ISIS] is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons, and YouTube. Iran could be soon armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs. We must always remember, I’ll say it one more time, the greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle but lose the war.

The counter-argument is that even though, as Netanyahu says, “Iran’s founding document pledges death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad,” the people running Iran don’t take any of that Islamic jihad stuff seriously.

I however think that a lot of Muslims, even smart Muslims who have leadership roles in Islamic nations, do take that Islamic jihad stuff seriously.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Posted in International

Did Obama threaten to shoot down Israeli jets?

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A Kuwaiti newspaper reported that Netanyahu has prepared a military operation to bomb nuclear research facilities in Iran, but Obama threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets, so Netanyahu had to back off.

The Obama administration denies this.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

Posted in International

American Jews in the NY Times

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Article in the NY Times about how American Jews, especially Jewish Democrats, feel about Netanyahu’s speech before Congress.

I think that too many Jews are blinded by their loyalty to Obama and the Democrats, and by the overall liberal zeitgeist that Obama is the “Lightworker,” that they are unable to realize that Obama is really pro-Muslim and anti-Jewish, as are many other gentile liberals, but especially Obama who grew up in an Islamic country. Even many Jews are onboard, because Jews, being the least ethnocentric of all nationalities, often have greater allegiance to intellectual theories like liberalism rather than to their own people, and thus become self-hating Jews.

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It should be pointed out that liberals are reflexively pro-Muslim because they have a natural affinity for underdogs and Islam is seen as an underdog religion compared to Christianity.

Judaism had powerful underdog status immediately after World War II, but after Israeli Jews showed that Jews can kick ass militarily, and build a powerful economy in a region where every other country’s economy is stuck in the Middle Ages, Judaism has lost its underdog status.

Thus liberal Jews now feel guilty about being Jewish the way that liberal whites feel guilty about being white. Which is pretty ironic because the propagation of Judaism is based on Jewish mothers guilting their offspring into observing Judaism. So liberal Jews face double-guilt: guilt if they abandon Judaism, and guilt if they are proud of being Jewish.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

Posted in Politics

New strategy to quash climate-change skeptics

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The latest strategy being used to quash global warming dissent is to investigate the funding sources of skeptical scientists, and the slightest evidence that a few dollars were received from politically-incorrect sources is considered damning.

Yet it’s not like any governments or other “good” liberal sources are providing funding for skeptical research.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Posted in Politics

MH370 hijacked by Russians?

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According to Jeff Wise, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was hijacked by three Russian passengers and flown to Kazakhstan. Maybe sponsored by Putin himself?

This is more plausible than the plane flying to the middle of nowhere over the Indian Ocean, which makes no psychological sense. Why would anyone do that?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 28, 2015 at 12:15 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Google meets Logan’s Run

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I’ve always said that Logan’s Run is the most prescient sci-fi movie ever filmed. This is proved once again, with Google creating a new plan for its corporate campus that looks just like the domed city from Logan’s Run.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Movies

Spock is dead

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I am very sad. I already miss him. The NY Times obituary is very good. Obviously it was written well in advance of his death.

Live long and prosper.

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A comment posted at the NY Times:

As a girl growing up in the 60s in Singapore, I wanted to be like him. I wanted to be calm, collected, impeccably logical and unfettered by life’s messiness. He was my hero and when I think of people I gravitate towards, they have that essence. Love him.

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There was a question about Leonard Nimoy’s politics. Unfortunately, a quick internet search provides evidence that he was a Democrat, but I am unaware that he used his fame to lobby public opinion or that he made any mean-spirited remarks about Republicans, so I don’t think he’s one of the bad guys.

If he was a Democrat, perhaps he was an old-school Democrat who believed in economic equality for regular working Americans, and considered his wealth to be accidental luck and not something that entitled him to pay low taxes.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Posted in Nerdy stuff, News

No global warming in New York City

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 27, 2015 at 10:18 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Gentrification in north-central Harlem?

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harlem map

The NY Times Census Map shows that the area between Frederick Douglas Boulevard and Bradhurst Avenue (bordering Jackie Robinson Park) is undergoing significant gentrification. So maybe the kid in the article I blogged about yesterday (who bought an apartment at the northern end of that Census tract) is making a wise investment after all.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 27, 2015 at 10:02 am

Posted in New York City


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