Archive for January 10, 2009

Another great explanation

Posted: January 10, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Given the theme of CNN’s reality challenged stuff and the inability to get the question answered as to why Israel and the Jews are the only evil things in the universe.

Since 2001, Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 11,188 separate attacks on Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, women and others. These attacks were the Zionists' fault.

In 2007 TROP reported that the Muslim and Jewish holy days overlapped for ten days. During this period, "Muslims racked up 397 dead bodies in 94 terror attacks across 10 countries... while Jews worked on their 159th Nobel Prize."

It was the Zionists' fault.

It was all the Zionists' fault.

Read the whole thing. (via glenn)

I don't remember where I read it so I can't take credit for this line but if how is it that when Israel hits Palestinians it "creates" suicide bombers and the left gives it as justification while when 6 million Jews were slaughtered the Jews answered by creating one of the most advanced, pluralistic and successful states in the world.

You know our liberal friends must have a low opinion of Arabs and Palestinians since they choose to justify uncivilized behavior rather than expect better?

I think however that people are people no matter who they are or where they come from and as individuals or as groups are just as good as anyone else. Therefore I demand the same standard of civilized behavior from our Arab friends that I would from anyone else. Why don't our liberal friends do the same?

Update: Can someone explain to me why when Arabs protest over Israel there is violence and hate while the reverse isn't true?

Two posts at Instapundit:

IN FORT LAUDERDALE: Protester Calls for Jews to ‘Go Back to the Oven’ at Anti-Israel Demonstration.

UPDATE: Israel Acts Because the World Won’t Defend It. I’d say a lot of the world is actively working toward its destruction, or at least cheering those who are.

I am a minor and obscure blogger, Reynolds is the blogfather. I’m apparently not the only one who has been seeing this stuff and so I ask the question again: Why is the left so obsessed with Israel and Jews to the exclusion of other stuff? Why are death and destruction not worthy of protest if a line can’t be drawn to either Israel or America?

Note: for some reason this was saved as a draft, better late than never.

More Cnn Questions, still waiting for answers

Posted: January 10, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news, war
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The list of people questioning the CNN story we mentioned here and here are growing.

The Volokh Conspiracy:

Indeed, not only is there no crater in the roof, but lawn furniture and clothes hanging out to dry on a line are right there in the background, undisturbed. Given that CNN’s own staff can’t vouch for the video first-hand, and that very serious questions have been raised about its credibility, I don’t see why CNN would want to double-down on this one.

Reihl World View:

At the very least it seems it might be an attempt by someone to alter the time-line of events and that a Channel 4 report actually pointed out that the family stayed home for some time and waited for the camera man / brother before taking the boy to the hospital.

In the third video (bottom) – of CNN’s full report – it claims the boy was taken home after the hospital – see 47 seconds in.

But in the second version posted from the UK’s channel 4, they use the same footage to suggest the boy “might” already be dead. That would mean the living room video was shot before taking the boy to the hospital – see 55 seconds in of that video. And at 2:20 in, the video actually says they drove from the hospital directly to the cemetery. That supports the living room video being shot after waiting for the cameraman to come off the road to the home. Why wouldn’t they have taken the boy to the hospital immediately?

Also in the first edited CNN video posted by Charles it clearly states that after the hospital the boy was “taken home” – possibly the same footage but it drives home the point. See 1 minute in of the top video at lgf link. And that language goes with the very same footage from the living room also in the other videos.

This is likely going to keep up until something gives.

Another Talisman Expansion!

Posted: January 10, 2009 by datechguy in gaming

A new Talisman Expansion is out called The Reaper!

Haven’t seen it anywhere locally yet but it looks good. I’ll Check LAN games after mass today.

No city expansion yet unfortunately. As always I recommend frequent checks at Talisman Island for news. Also here.