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Friday, April 30, 2004
Absolutely no effects?!! Dont be so Naïve
My loyal friend Noah has prompted me to inform you about the dangers of antibiotics and hormones.
He says: “you do realize that the hormones and antibiotics they give to chickens have ABSOLUTELY no effects on humans? right?”
Wrong Noah. First of all if it wasnt all about making as much money as possible and maximizing profit, antibiotics in produce wouldn’t be necessary. The antibiotics fed to chicken is often the same or nearly identical to those used in humans. Antibiotics are especially relied upon by huge factory farms, where pigs, cattle or poultry often are crowded together with no access to fresh air and pasture. Antibiotics are fed to these animals, not to treat sickness but to spur them to market weight more quickly, and to "prevent" infections in animals stressed by the crowded conditions.
70% of all antibiotics produced in the US are used for agriculture. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now link low level antibiotic use in food animals to meat contaminated with bacteria resistant to these drugs. Rising numbers of people are becoming infected with these resistant bacteria, and are harder to treat because they respond poorly or not at all to these compromised medicines.
The fact about antibiotics is that you do not want to give them to healthy beings because we develop resistance to them. Feeding antibiotics to healthy animals is a dangerous game. Factory farms also dump millions of pounds of untreated manure into the environment each year, manure likely containing antibiotics. US Geological Survey tests of the Mississippi River, for example, found evidence of antibiotics commonly used in hog farms. This practice helps breed bacteria resistant to these drugs.
As far as growth hormones in poultry, this is illegal in the US and hasn’t been in practice since the late fifties so I wont even comment.
“You are what you eat”
If the old saying is true, then watch out for commercially raised chickens!
Commercially raised birds are treated with hormones and drugs used to stimulate their growth, and live in cramped, unsanitary conditions. This is not only cruel treatment of the animals, but it is unhealthy for the feasting carnivore as well. Virtually all chickens raised in the United States today are fed a diet laced with antibiotics from their first day to their last.
The chicken of today does not live in a barnyard, but a "chicken factory". These assembly line chickens do not scratch in the dirt, but live in cages called "batteries." Because they are crammed into these cages like sardines and kept under lights for 23 hours a day, these highly sensitive creatures tend to go berserk. In their madness they are prone to stampedes. Panicking birds sometimes pile on one another and some are smothered to death. The farmer has found that stuffing them into even smaller cages so that they can barely move, makes it harder for them to pile on one another when they panic. In their insanity the chickens tend to peck and cannibalize each other, so the farmer cuts the top part of their beak off to reduce his losses. Since chickens' toes tend to grow around the cage wire where they sit, the toes are cut off as well.
Let me just say that if you must eat chicken, the healthier and more humane way to go is free-range. Free-range chickens are required to have access to outdoors most of the year and space to walk around and peck for food, and their fat contains a healthier spectrum of fatty acids. Their food can contain no antibiotics or stimulants.
Free-range organic is even better than regular free-range because the animals are fed organically from birth. That means no animal-by products. Here you can find out about kosher organic poultry.
Thursday, April 29, 2004
What’s the deal with Rabbi’s?
I cant understand why people would ever want to voluntarily hear some random Rabbi blab. I’ve heard so much mussur so much BULLSHIT from Rabbis I could write a fuckin sefer. At the moment I don’t think I can remember one fucking interesting thing that I’ve learned from all of my years in Yeshiva, Shul or Shalosh Seudos.
I can understand wanting to here from a true gadol. Some one like Rav Ahron Soleveitchick or the Lubavitcher Rebbe. But some random schlemiel who happens to have semichah? Fuck that!
You know what I’ve learner from most (not all) Rabbeim? How NOT to act. I’ve waited on so called “respected” Rabbis in kosher restaurants that are so fucking cheap. So dirty. So rude. So inconsiderate. These people don’t realize that people are watching. Silently watching. I’m watching. I see you. Don’t get me wrong, Rabbis that set a true example are true tzaddikim. The problem is with the majority that set an example of dressing like a bum, smelling like piss, selfishness, cheapness, and a total obliviousness to the rest of the world.
I should be giving the Rabbeim mussar, not the other way around!
So no offense MoChassid, but they can kiss my ass.
Here's a good read...
If you are interested in knowing which Blogs I read, here are some of my favorites in no particular order…..
The guy who started it all. This is my blogging home base. Velvel is very much involved in the Chicago Jewish music scene and often Blogs about it. He also keeps us up to date on the rest of the Blogger world. Where to find new and interesting Blogs.
Cara’s World –
Cara’s world is one of my favorites. Cara is a very smart blogger with a unique sense of humor. This is a mostly non-serious Blog. You can enjoy a quick laugh about some silly story that happened to Cara. Or you can take a walk down Fraggle Rock lane. Whatever you’re background or beliefs, I’m sure you will enjoy this one.
Cohen Head –
These are the adventures of a cheese-head in Israel. This Milwaukee native is a friend who moved to the Holy land last year and has been documenting his adventures in his Blog.
MoChassid is a know-it-all pompous prick from the Big Apple. He has some good points on a wide range of issues, mostly affecting the Jewish Orthodox world. He likes to give opinions but doesn’t like to here them. What I want is a MoChassid comment section.
This is the Blog of a homeless guy living in Nashville, TN. That should be all the introduction you’ll need to check out his Blog.
SwirlSpice is another great Blog. It’s written by a young lesbian Minnesotan. She is pro same-sex marriage, and obviously not a future republican candidate. She is very amusing and I very much admire her Blogging ability. This girl knows a few cool Blogging tools. What we have in common is….. SURVIVOR BABY
Bob's Survivor All Star Thoughts -
Bob’s Survivor site is a dedicated survivor all-stars blog.
Vegan Porn –
Great place to get vegan and some environmental updates.
Chicago Weight Watcher–
An online journal of a Chicago weight watcher. CWW shares her weight-loss journey with us. CWW looks great BTW. You can also pick up some great recipes here. This chick can cook!
This is one fuckin warped individual. This is the Blog of a ultra-orthodox female wacko. I read this one for a good laugh. Sometimes though, I get a little scared.
Ocean Guy –
Somewhere on A1A is a great Blog if you are interested in what’s happening in Israel.
Another great Israel Blog.
Hey! from Iraq
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Israel identifies new Hamas leader
Apparently Israel has identified the new Hamas leader as the obvious choice. Dr. Mahmoud Zahar. Of course, hamas has not made the official announcement yet. Probably because they know he will be as good as dead if they do.
“We have no sort of discrimination but we are speaking about occupation. We are going to continue our armed struggle till the elimination of the occupation whether they are from French, Britain or the Jews. So this is the question and is not a sort of racism.”
Mahmoud Zahar is of course a serious piece of shit with blood on his hands. In the September of 2003, he was targeted by Israel. Dr Zahar was sitting in his garden among vines and fig trees when the missile struck. His wife was seriously injured, while his 24-year old son, Khaled (29), and a bodyguard were killed. Zahar is the last remaining founder of hamas. He was born in 1945.
Like rantissi, zahar is a medical doctor, having graduated from Cairo University in 1971. He taught at the Islamic University in Gaza. He wrote a novel, Nowhere Under the Sun, in response to a book by the Israeli cabinet minister Binyamin Netanyahu,A Place Under The Sun.
I think everyone should welcome the new leader and encourage others to step up to the plate when zahar is put down. The faster we go through these camel fuckers, the sooner we’ll be done with them.
Friday, April 23, 2004
Which female Disney character are you?
Take the quiz: "Which Disney Character Are You?"
Ariel (Little Mermaid)
You LOVE to explore the sea and you love to swim. You love to wonder.
The remand of Noam Federman
Something has been really bothering me lately, and that is The Noam Federman issue.
This past September, the Shin Bet snatched Hevron resident Noam Federman and placed him in administrative detention and proceeded to hold him under horrific conditions, much more severe than conditions of known Arab terrorists or known criminals, Jew or Arab. The Shin Bet has not made public there reeason for the detention. Federman has published material explaining how to sustain a GSS (Shin Bet) interrogation without incriminating yourself or others. The booklet basically informs citizens of their rights, but it has proven to be an obstacle to the GSS.
Federman has been placed in a very dangerous situation. He has been jailed with Arab murderers. That’s right. Israel has taken one of her own and jailed him with Jewish baby killers. Just over a year ago Irving Rubin, head of the Jewish Defense League, met a very strange death in prison under similar conditions.
Federman is on a hunger strike. What else can he do?
If before he was not allowed visitors without a glass partition or phone calls, his conditions now are barely improved, if at all. "He is permitted to speak with his family for up to 90 minutes a day," Elisheva Federman (Noam’s wife) told Arutz-7's Yosef Meiri, "but only on a phone that the other inmates told him has a tape-recording device inside. The other inmates refuse to use it for that reason, while Noam is not permitted to use any other phone. How can I speak to my husband under such circumstances? And he is only allowed to call home - but not to his mother, a 75-year-old sickly widow. There must be very important security reasons for that... We are allowed to visit him for a half-hour every two weeks, without a partition between us. To bring seven children for a five-hour trip, and for all of us - even the young children - to undergo body checks, and then to meet with him for just a half-hour - what kind of abuse is this?! And if I only bring two children each time - what, each child should see their father once every two months?... Other prisoners are permitted an hour of visits a week, plus three hours every Rosh Chodesh [once a month], and another 12-hour monthly visit for the wife. Why is he treated so much differently?"
Good question Elisheva. I think the Shin Bet owes us a good fucking explaination. What they are doing to the Federman's is illeagal and immoral and the Jewish world MUST help. The GSS can do whatever they want to the arabs as far as I’m concerned but they cannot be allowed to hold a Jew captive in cruel conditions without charges.
Please sign this petition
You are a Pirate Second Class
Do you remember the last time you took
a chance? I do. It was when you decided
to leave the security of your mother's womb
and headed for the bright light. It's time
to head for the next bright light, my friend.
Creativity is not your strong suit. You
are good at doing what you are told to do
and that, in itself, is a gift. It's not a
gift to you, mind you, but rather a gift to
those who will be there to tell you what
to do. You like long walks on the beach and
cuddling, but would never admit that to your
Guy friends who think you are okay but can't
always remember your name. Tapioca pudding
seems a bit extreme for a fellow such as
yerself, what with all the bumps and stuff.
It's a good thing ye be on a pirate ship,
otherwise, ye'd would be walkin' because ye be
positively pedestrian. Have a nice day.
What's Yer Inner Pirate?
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Thursday, April 22, 2004
Earth Day every day
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. This is the only thing I can establish as fact in the history of Earth Day.
Somehow I cannot find the truth about Earth Days origin. Some sources say that it was founded by Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson who modeled Earth Day on anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, called "teach-ins," that were common on college campuses.
The other explanation, is that it was founded by John McConnell. McConnell proposed in early October 1969 to Peter Tamaras, who headed the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Tamaras requested John McConnell to write an Earth Day proclamation. John McConnell wrote a Proclamation and presented it to the Mayor of San Francisco, Joseph L. Alioto. On March 1, 1970, Mayor Alioto issued that Proclamation as the Earth Day Proclamation for San Francisco.
As far as I’m concerned, Who gives a shit? It was a great fucking idea. It’s sad that we need to name a day “Earth Day” to bring some fucking environmental responsibility and awareness but that is the reality of the situation. We need to be aware of the serious damage we are doing to our planet every second of every day.
Cars are really making me crazy. There are fucking cars every fucking where at every fucking time of every fucking day. Car-craze is a serious problem. Why do people need to fucking drive every where? Goddamit! Get off of your fat lazy asses and walk. How about Biking? HMMM.. Imagine that. Exercise and saving the environment. What a concept. Another problem I have with cars is SUVs. Can someone please tell me why every fucking soccer mom, teenager, and city person need a motherfucking SUV? YOU ARE WASTING PRECIOUS PLANETARY RESOURCES!
There are too many people in the world. Period. With all of the medical advances it seems like people are soon going to be living forever. People are like blood sucking leeches to our environment. They take, use, destroy resources but how many people actually preserve or give back? People should have more self control and start using better judgment. THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED MORE FUCKING PEOPLE. We need to let certain dumbass genes die. Also, maybe G-d can help us with population control by giving us more natural disasters. Especially in the certain parts of the arab world.
We need to start giving back to our planet. We need to fight back against factories who pollute our water. We need to recycle. We need to make some restrictions on how many cars can be on the road. We need to get off of gas powered cars. We need to STOP CUTTING DOWN THE FUCKING RAINFORESTS! The rainforests help us all by giving us clean air to breathe. Why the fuck should we ever have to cut them down?
I can go on ranting about this forever, so I’ll just stop. Let’s make every day Earth Day.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Last night I saw the movie "American Splendor". All I new going into this movie was that it was a movie about some loser who writes a comic book called American Splendor, and that a complete freak that I worked with thought that it was the best movie from last year.
As it turns out, this movie is a true story about a man from Cleveland, OH named Harvey Pekar. The movie is a combination of actual interviews with the real characters, acting (the part of Pekar was played by Paul Giamatti. Also know as “Pig vomit” from the movie Private Parts.), and comic book illustrations.
Harvey is a very strange man with no sense of humor. He worked at the same job for most of his life. A full-time file clerk at the local VA Hospital, where he had worked since 1966.
Harvey Pekar is best known for his autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor", a first-person account of Pekar’s shitty life. The series has been published on an approximately annual basis since 1976. In 1987, Pekar was honored with the American Book Award for the series. Dark Horse celebrated the 25th anniversary of "American Splendor" in 2001 with a special issue. "American Splendor" is illustrated by high-profile artists such as Robert Crumb, Frank Stack and Joe Sacco.
Pekar began his writing career as a prolific music and book critic. His reviews have been published in The Boston Herald, The Austin Chronicle, Jazz Times, Urban Dialect (a paper native to Cleveland), and Down Beat Magazine, among many other journals. His critiques are available on the Internet at numerous websites and dispersed amongst personal homepages from his devoted fans. Pekar also collaborated with his wife, Joyce Brabner, on a book-length autobio comic "Our Cancer Year" (Four Walls Eight Windows).
My wife and I thought it was a great movie. I highly recommend a viewing.
Harvey and Joyce (actors)
Harvey and Joyce (actual)
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
What IS in a hot-dog?
After scaring my oldest niece yesterday about the dangers of eating hot dogs, I decided to do a little research.
One of the more popular hot dog rumors today is that “hot dogs are made up of random left-over cow parts like ears, colon, feat, and liver”. While this statement is exaggerated, it certainly is partially true. The FSIS or Food Safety and Inspection Service a division of the United States Department of Agriculture states the following:
"Frankfurter, Hot Dog, Wiener, or Bologna With Byproducts" or "With Variety Meats" are made according to the specifications for cooked and/or smoked sausages (see above), except they consist of not less than 15% of one or more kinds of raw skeletal muscle meat with raw meat byproducts. The byproducts (heart, kidney, or liver, for example) must be named with the derived species and be individually named in the ingredients statement.
So, yes. Your hot dog contains no less than 15% of one or more kinds of raw skeletal muscle meat with raw meat byproducts. Yes people that’s right you are eating some sick ass shit. But the worst part for your body is not the random diseased cow organs, but the Sodium, monosodium glutamate, and sodium nitrate that is added to the “Meat”.
When hot dogs are being produced, there is a large amount of added sodium. Just like any other cured meat, hot dogs need to be preserved and salt is the most traditional and effective way to do so. Using copious quantities of salt in hot dogs allows the salt to infuse into the tissue of the meat, thus eliminating the microorganisms, which cause spoilage and food poisoning. However, in 1980, major brands of hot dogs frequently exceeded 2.8 percent average salt content (“Examination of…”). But because of changing consumer tastes and dietary concerns, that level has decreased to some degree.
The amount of sodium put in hot dogs could still pose as a health risk for many consumers. Sodium can have a large impact on those with high blood pressure.
Most individuals do not realize they have high blood pressure because there are no symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure or kidney failure (“High Blood…”). Individuals vary widely in their response to sodium. Blood pressure in some people is strongly influenced by the amount of sodium they eat, while, in others, sodium seems to have little or no effect. Despite the variability in blood pressure response to sodium intake, many experts recommend that all people should limit the sodium in their diet.
However, there is another ingredient found in hot dogs that is a high-sodium food in itself. It is called monosodium glutamate. As mentioned before, hot dog producers have reduced the amount of “salt-sodium chloride”. Ironic as it may seem, they technically are just adding another salt: Monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG, also known as free glutamic acid, is mainly used to intensify flavors in food. In other words, MSG is used to trick the public into thinking that the food tastes better than what is really does.
The last ingredient in hot dogs to be concerned with is sodium nitrate. Sodium nitrate is a preservative found in a large quantity of processed meats, especially hot dogs. The two main reasons for adding this chemical are to preserve the color and to inhibit botulism to some degree (Logan). In Putting Food Back, nitrates are changed into nitrites by metabolism when we eat them, or by the action with the protein of raw meat being cured. Such is the case with hot dogs. The nitrites, in turn, help to make nitrosamines—and these latter substances have been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals (Hertzberg). It is the fear of carcinogens in human beings that have caused a continuing controversy about the use of nitrates in preservation of food. In all actuality, food scientists tolerate it only because it helps reduce the possibility of botulism poisoning.
So after explaining some hot dog facts to my wonderful 9 year old niece, she asked me: "Should I just finish this hot-dog and never eat them again?"
Monday, April 19, 2004
Another one bites the dust
Abd al-Aziz Rantissi was born in Israel in 1947. His family moved to the Gaza Strip in 1948. He attended medical school in Egypt, then returned to Gaza. He worked as a resident physician at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis. Rantissi joined the Faculty of Science at the Islamic University of Gaza when it opened in 1978 and also became Chief Pediatrician in the Government Hospital in Khan Yunis. In 1983, he was arrested for refusing to pay taxes to Israel. On January 15, 1988, he was again arrested for 21 days.
In 1987, four residents of the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza were killed in a traffic accident. According to Rantissi, he joined with Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, 'Abdel Fattah Dukhan, Mohammed Shama', Dr. Ibrahim al-Yazour, Issa al-Najjar, and Salah Shehadeh and instructed people to exit the mosques chanting "Allah Akbar" (God is great). This was how the first intifada began, says Rantissi, under the leadership of what would subsequently be known as Hamas. The PLO later joined and a united leadership was formed. On March 4, 1988, Israel arrested him for his participation in the Intifada. He was released on September 4, 1990. On December 14, 1990 he was again arrested and placed in administrative detention.
In December 1992, he was expelled to Lebanon, as part of the expulsion of 416 Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives, and emerged as general spokesman of those expelled to southern Lebanon. Upon his return in 1993, he was arrested, but later released.
After the return of Sheikh Yassin to the Gaza Strip in October 1997, Yassin, together with the senior operatives including Rantissi, reorganized the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip to restore its activity.
Abd al-Aziz Rantissi replaced Salah Shehadeh and Ibriahim Macadma, after they were assassinated by Israel, as the head (along with “spiritual” leader Yassin) of Hamas and its principal spokesperson.
Rantissi has considerable influence over the Palestinian public. He delivers sermons, addresses, and interviews utilizing extreme language, in which he calls for the continuation of the terrorist activity against the State of Israel and its citizens, opposing any cease fire. This serves as instructions to the field operatives in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to continue their terrorist activity. Upon the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin on March 22, 2004, Rantissi was named head of Hamas's activities in the Gaza Strip.
In June 2003, the IDF carried out an unsuccessful mission to eliminate Rantissi, who survived the helicopter strike upon his vehicle in Gaza City.
April 17, 2004 Rantissi was taken out by Israeli missiles. Rantisi's car was hit with missiles Saturday evening on the road outside his home, leaving only the burned, destroyed vehicle.
This is one serious sack of shit that the world will not miss. We will inevitably have to listen to a whole bunch of bullshit hypocritical condemnation from the UN, EU, and the rest of the world outside of the US. Once the bullshit dies out a little, this world will be a much safer place to live for everybody.
“America declared war against God. Sharon declared war against God and God declared war against America, Bush and Sharon.”
Friday, April 16, 2004
Meet your Veal
A Fate Worse Than Death -
Male calves used for veal are taken from their mothers one or two days after birth. They are chained inside tiny crates barely larger than their bodies and are usually kept in darkness, except to be fed two or three times a day for 20 minutes. During their brief lives, they never see the sun or touch the earth. They never see or taste the grass. Their anemic bodies crave proper sustenance. Their muscles ache for freedom and exercise. They long for maternal care. About 14 weeks after their birth, they are slaughtered.
Solitary Confinement -
The veal calf’s permanent home is a veal crate, a wooden restraining device that is so small (22 inches by 54 inches) that the calves cannot turn around. Designed to prevent movement (exercise), the crate does its job of atrophying the calves’ muscles, thus producing tender “gourmet” veal. The calves often suffer from open sores caused by the constant rubbing against the crates. In 1996, the European Union voted to ban the veal crate across Europe; it will be phased out over 10 years. By 2007, this cruel contraption will be gone from Europe for good. Yet it is still perfectly legal in the United States.
“Feeding” Time -
The calves are generally fed a milk substitute intentionally lacking in iron and other essential nutrients. This diet keeps the animals anemic and creates the pale pink or white color considered desirable in veal. Craving iron, the calves lick urine-saturated slats and any metallic parts of their stalls. Farmers also withhold water from the animals, who, always thirsty, are driven to drink a large quantity of the high-fat liquid feed. Because of such extremely unhealthy living conditions and restricted diets, calves are susceptible to a long list of diseases, including chronic pneumonia and “scours,” or constant diarrhea. Consequently, they must be given massive doses of antibiotics and other drugs just to keep them alive. The antibiotics are passed on to consumers in the meat—and that’s not all that’s passed along.
Federal agents have found more than a dozen veal production companies giving calves clenbuterol, a dangerous and illegal drug that speeds growth and increases anemia in the calves, producing more expensive white meat. Calves treated with clenbuterol can be sold for slaughter at 12 to 13 weeks, rather than the standard 16 weeks. Even trace amounts of clenbuterol can cause severe illness in humans, including increased heart rate, tremors, breathing difficulties, fever—even death.
The Dairy Connection -
Veal calves are a byproduct of the dairy industry; they are produced by dairy cows, who are kept constantly pregnant to keep milk production high. Their female calves are raised to be living milk machines like their mothers—confined, fed synthetic hormones and antibiotics, artificially inseminated, and slaughtered after their milk production drops—or they are slaughtered for the rennet in their stomachs (used to make commercial cheese). Since male calves cannot produce milk, they are often taken away from their mothers at 1 or 2 days old and put into crates to be killed for veal. The milk that nature meant for them ends up on our supermarket shelves instead.
What You Can Do
• Don’t buy or eat veal, and tell friends, relatives, and neighbors why.
• Tell restaurant managers about veal cruelties, and ask them to remove veal from their menus.
• Don’t buy or eat dairy products because of the dairy industry’s role in veal production.
• Ask your state legislators to sponsor bills that would prohibit the use of veal crates.
Article courtesy of PETA
Check out this Veal crate photo
So long Kathy
Last night was another wonderful episode. Before watching my prediction was Kathy or Boston Rob would be sent packing. Kathy because Rob told her to her face last week that she would be going home soon, and Boston Rob because I figured Kathy is the only castaway left to organize such a complicated coup however the Robfather won immunity so it didn’t matter.
At this point it will be pretty easy for Rob to win. All he has to do is keep getting immunity long enough to oust Rupert, Jenna, and Shi-Ann. Then Rob M. and Amber will use Alicia or Tom to oust the other then they will dump the remaining castaway thereby crowning Boston Rob the winner and Amber his second place Queen.
The only way for Rob to lose this game will require 2 things to happen:
1. Neither Rob M. or Amber wins Immunity.
2. A remaining castaway grows a brain and realizes that they are allowed to vote for the Robfather. He is in fact not off limits you fucking starved fools!
Obviously I am rooting for Rupert to take home the gold but this of course will not happen for he cannot tell a lie.
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Maybe I'm not so crazy after all
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The Passion at home
Mel Gibson wants to bring ‘The Passion’ to primetime TV.
Now I supported Mel’s right to make the movie. I am even fairly anxious to see it myself (although not on my dollar), but this is going to far. Supposedly Mel has stipulated to the big networks that the movie can’t be edited down at all. This means America will see Braveheart type violence (only worse for it is not entirely fiction). I have confidence that the non-cable networks will not support this. I just don’t see how they can. They are editing the words damn and penis on TV how the fuck can they show us violence on such a large scale without editing?! That is just wrong and Gibson should fucking know it!
Well Phish has released their Summer tour schedule and contrary to popular belief….I’m really fucking excited!
June 17 KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, NY
June 18 KeySpan park, Brooklyn, NY
June 19 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 23 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN (Deer Creek)
June 24 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN (Deer Creek)
June 25 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI
June 26 Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI
August 10 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (Great Woods)
August 11 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (Great Woods)
August 12 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
See also http://www.phish.com/tourdates/
It is true I dislike their Round Room. I am certainly not excited for their latest album due to be released this summer. I also have been pretty disappointed with their latest few tours in comparison to say 97 or 98. However, I am really excited to see them again. They still have the power to move me with their performance (without drugs). Also, I love hearing them make mistakes which you probably have to be a devoted Phish head to understand. So look for me at Deer Creek and hopefully Alpine.
One last thing to note: Tickets are $42.50
Fuck you - you greedy money hungry bastards!
Friday, April 09, 2004
Passover in Iraq
This is beautiful. 125 Jewish troops stationed in Iraq enjoyed the Passover seder this year in saddam’s former presidential palace in Iraq. If he saw this picture he might gauge out his eyes with his thumbs. Thanks saddam!
Thursday, April 08, 2004
MOchassid for those who do not know him, is a self described MO (Modern Orthodox) Chassid. He is also a presumptuous prick and fellow Blogger. MOchassid likes to discuss a lot of bullshit topics which is totally cool with me. As much as we rip on each other I love his Blog. I don’t know why. Maybe it is because we are complete opposites or maybe I just enjoy fighting with the guy. I don’t know. But I am flattered that he has finally made an entry all about me.
You can find him commenting on some of my entries. Usually he comments on my anti-meat entries. He makes feeble attempts to try and upset me with “flesh temptation” remarks and cheap shots. MOchassid so you know I LOVE IT!!
Friday, April 02, 2004
How Ironic....The city I hate most!
Take the quiz: "Which American City Are You?"
You are blue collar and Rock n Roll. You Work hard and party harder.
Classic rock! Without you the other genres
wouldn't exist! You are the raw and original
sound of rock! Other genres may try to imitate
your rawness, but they can never be like you!
What genre of rock are you?
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It's Friday and that meens....QUIZZES
You are a complete and utter BASTARDIZATION
of the English tongue!
Unless this is your third language, there
is absolutely no excuse for your ignorance.
You shame us with your speech. Go back and
finish your schooling, bastard.
How grammatically sound are you?
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Thursday, April 01, 2004
Painless Shechitah? Yeah right!
I know that most readers of my Blog are happy meat eaters. I also know that some of my carnivorous friends who read this Blog were grossed out and offended by the photos in my Meat-less Passover? article. I also am offended. I am disgusted that we humans feel the need to skin animals to keep worm, and eat their flesh to fulfill sick desires. My friend Eli and I debated the issue and he brought up the point that “Ritual slaughter is more humane”.
This is a popular misconception. When the laws were created thousands of years ago, maybe they were more human but that is not the situation today. Far from it.
Orthodox Jewish and Moslem dietary laws forbid consumption of meat from animals which are not "healthy and moving" when killed. Religious orthodoxy today interprets this to mean that kosher meat must come from animals who have not been stunned before being killed. They must be fully conscious when it's done. Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 requires, for sanitary reasons, that no slaughtered animal may fall in the blood of a previously slaughtered animal. What this means, in practice, is that animals must be killed while suspended from a conveyer belt, rather than while lying on the floor. Animals being ritually slaughtered in the United States are shackled around a rear leg, hoisted into the air, and then hang, fully conscious, upside down on the conveyer belt for between two and five minutes-and occasionally much longer if something goes wrong on the killing line before the slaughterer makes his cut. The animal upside down with ruptured joints and often a broken leg, twists frantically in pain and terror, so that it must be gripped by the neck or have a clamp inserted in its nostrils to enable the slaughterer to kill the animal with a single stroke, as religious law prescribes.
There is a debate going on now among orthodox Jews as to whether to allow animals killed by more humane methods to be considered as kosher. In Sweden, at least, the Orthodox Rabbis have come to allow animals to be stunned before slaughter. This would be a good start to following the laws of Shechitah the way they were intended to be followed for those who must have meat. My carnivorous friends, take comfort in the fact that kosher meat also contains ground rectum, colon, and shit! That goes for you to MOChassid you sick bastard!
I am getting real sick and tired of the muslim world. I try not to make stupid generalizations but where are the good muslims? Why are they not speaking out against the rapidly growing problem of muslim extremism?
I happen to know one decent muslim. He works in my office, and gets along fine with everyone at the office. True, I do not know him personally and he could be funding al qaeda with his salary for all I know.
We have undone decades of brutality by the baath party in Iraq in just a couple of months. Iraqis are free to do what they want now. Listen to music, hold hands, go skinny dipping, or whatever the fuck they choose. What do they do?
These fucking arab animals blew up an innocent American convoy of contractors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah today. After the attack an unarmed group of free Iraqis swarmed the burnt out jeeps and proceeded to drag the charred bodies through the streets and hung two of them from a bridge. One man was photographed beating one of the blackened bodies with a metal pole. Another of the corpses where dismembered.
"Fallujah is the cemetery for Americans"
This is the new phrase of the day in Iraq. People, these people don’t want freedom. They don’t want help.
The arab world is multiplying like a new breed of evil rabbits. They have taken over most of Europe and have began to do the same in America and Israel. We need to act fast. If Israel pushes the west bank arabs into Jordan, the U.S. wipes out a good portion of Iraq, and G-d delivers more devastating earthquakes to Iran then this will be a good start.