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Israel's Mistreatment of Holocaust Survivors

There was the Israeli Holocaust survivor who got death threats for renting to Arabs because he remembered when Nazis wouldn't rent to Jews. There were the attacks on humanitarian aid flotillas to Gaza which carried a Holocaust survivor among the passengers. And now I've just seen this BBC video from 2003 about Mordecai Vanunu and the Israeli nuclear weapons industry.

A History of the Suppression of Alternative Cancer Cures by the Pharmaceutical Industry

Most of this isn't relevant to what's going on today, but it is important to remember history so that we don't repeat it.




The conquest of tabs


I'm reading an e-book!

I was reading Dennis Loo's website and thought I'd like to buy his book. But when I checked it on amazon it was more than my budget would allow this month.



The Twitter widget hasn't been showing Tweets. I tried to fix it, but nothing happened. However if you click on "join the conversation" at the bottom of the widget, my Tweets appear on a new page.

The problem with brains


A talk by S. Brian Willson that everyone needs to hear (video)

This was given in November:




Two things of interest

This announcement of an Election Boycott panel at the Left Forum in New York was sent along by Gary. It's on Facebook, but anyone can read it along with the comments, some of which are very good:

And this article from a UK blog:

A minor stroke

Yup. Suddenly found that I couldn't hold a cigarette on the right side of my mouth--my lips on that side are numb and the muscles don't work. Looked in the mirror and that side of my mouth is drooping, also I can't speak as clearly.

It probably happened when I was asleep.

Back to Occupy Cafe

I'd been avoiding it because I suspect them of being just another tool of the Democratic Party to co-opt the Occupy movement.

Fubar has more smileys!


rossi was kind enough to give us some more smileys.

B. Dolan - Lucifer (Music)

More reason to buy organic foods.

It not only keeps the foods from sprouting in the store, it means they can't be planted. Looks like Monsanto strikes again.


Occupy San Diego Censorship

The Occupy San Diego daily email blast sent out by Ray Lutz and his team featured some comments about reconciliation, referencing South Africa, as OSD has splintered into two factions.

Mental health musings.


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