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It's been awhile
10 years ago
A spot for idle thoughts and ramblings both political and social. Oh, and invective. Lots of invective.
|Israeli term||Palestinian Arab term|
|(Palestinian) Terrorist||Resistance member|
|Suicide (bombing) operations||Martyrdom-seeking operations|
|Palestinian violence||Legitimate resistance|
|Person who was killed||Martyr (Shahid)|
|reciprocal violence||Resistance response|
|Israeli Minister of Defense||Israeli Minister of War|
|IDF - Israeli Defense Forces||Israeli occupation forces|
|Separation fence||Racist separation fence|
|Star of David||Six-pointed star|
|Wailing (Western) Wall||Al-Buraq Wall|
|Temple Mount||Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem|
|The Promised Land||The Land of Palestine|
|Judea and Samaria (Biblical terms)||The occupied West Bank|
In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.”
On November 19, 1989, the people of Prague, in the former state of Czechoslovakia, gathered to commemorate a massacre of Czech students by Nazi Germany fifty years earlier. By the end of the day, the gathering turned into a demonstration against a ruling Communist government that had begun massacring Czechs and Slovaks from virtually the moment the Nazis were booted out. By December 29, 1989, without a shot fired, the protesters had driven out their Communist masters, electing poet, playwright, and political prisoner Vaclav Havel as interim President. This peaceful revolt by a peaceful people against their Stalinist puppet government became known as the “Velvet Revolution”.The idea it to link to the post and to the site as much as possible in order to lower the Google score of Kimberlin's organization:
On November 30, 2004, convicted terrorist bomber, drug dealer, and perjurer Brett Kimberlin formed a Maryland corporation for the purpose of soliciting tax-exempt donations from the public and charitable foundations, to promote an alleged “network of more than 100 progressive organizations reaching millions of people demanding progressive change through our various campaigns”. Campaigns such as offering bounties for the head of the Chamber of Commerce, the impeachment of a Supreme Court Justice, and proof that John Kerry actually won the 2004 presidential election.
This corporation was also known as the Velvet Revolution, or “VelvetRevolution.US, Inc.” according to its corporate filings.
If you link to this post, this site rises to the top of a search for Velvet Revolution. If you add this site to your blogroll, this site rises even further. And Brett Kimberlin’s site falls.So I've dutifully linked to their post and have added them to my blogroll, and so should you, dear readers (both of you).
If Connecticut is open for business, Bob Romano wants to know who turned out the lights.
Romano, owner of Warwick, R.I.-based Coutu Brothers Movers, applied several months ago to expand his current three-truck moving operation into North Stonington. By his estimation, Romano spent more than $6,000 doing everything the state Department of Transportation told him to do: leasing a convenient location on Norwich-Westerly Road, paying his business-entity fee and even making repairs to the office space he intended to occupy.
Then, last week, a DOT hearing officer issued what Romano saw as a stunning denial of his application, saying the business owner had not proved there was a need for his services and noting that two other moving companies in the region had claimed new competition would hurt their businesses.