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Video: Toronto Transit employee states to reporter “We will kill all Israel”

In a Sun News segment where Jerry Agar and Paige MacPherson expose how the Media Party covers-up the pro-Palestinian lunatics who spew Jew-hate at every protest is a short clip where MacPherson catches (on camera) a Toronto Transit employee saying this:... Read More

Help identifying pro-Palestinian protester who told female Sun News reporter “Go fuck your mother”

After catching a tweet by Sun News’ Marissa Semkiw saying she was confronted by a Palestinian supporter telling her to “Get a real job” I asked if this guy at least had the brass to tell her his name. The... Read More

We know about "Takiyyah" from the Arabic but how about "Hasbara" from the Hebrew?

Both peoples know how to wring the maximum benefit from those tools. Noam Sheizaf writing at +972Mag: Hasbara: Why does the world fail to understand us? A short discussion of the Israeli term used to describe the ongoing, ever-growing, national... Read More

Too late the hero… New York Times decides to remove blanket thrown over news of civil war raging in the Ukraine which has been going on now for several months

If the various so called “reporters” and “journalists” and their paymasters the “newspapers” which are all controlled by just a few evil war profiteers, had not taken dictates from those evil ones to stay mum about the civil war in... Read More

New Editing and Media Updates Are Here

As many of you know, we periodically release new features and updates to the software that powers WordPress.com sites. We’re excited to share the freshest crop of improvements with you today, and hope they’ll make great content even easier to... Read More

Early Theme Adopters: Bloggy

Designed by Anariel Design, Bloggy is a stylish, sophisticated, and versatile premium theme that showcases text and photography equally well. What’s more, Bloggy sports Special Elite — a distinctive default font — on the site title, post titles, navigation, and... Read More

Indigenous People, Palestine, and History’s Judgements Part II. . . .

The concept of the so-called “manifest destiny” is a complex one. On the one hand it is steeped in fairly explicit racism and a brutal advocacy of the notion that might makes right. It is, one might argue, a complicated... Read More

Things you can’t do when you’re not a toddler

Okay, this made me laugh. Yes, I’m strange. ... Read More

Ten Seats- Really?

Don’t you just love the summer doldrums and some of the political speculation that abounds in the news? One such story around speculation that the Conservatives under Harper could win ten seats in Quebec in the next election was certainly... Read More

Deaths in the Iliad: a Classics Infographic

  NOTE: this got viewed about 250,000 times before anyone noticed that, on the first graph, I’d accidentally put Hektor’s book 22 death (the only one) in the book 21 column. Good spot! I’ll edit soon. Also, there should also... Read More

\”Boyhood\” and Nonfiction Across Time

My notebooks: 20-plus years of texts written in the present Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart interviewed Richard Linklater about his new movie “Boyhood,” which was shot over a period of 12 years. Thus, the three-hour film contains... Read More

Riding in Lifeboats with Ghosts

With permission, I have posted the email below. Afternoon Hannah, I’m moving to Athens, GA in three weeks. I know absolutely no one. I’m taking out a loan to start graduate school after I worked so hard to pay my... Read More

Exciting News: My Speaking Fee Reduced $25k

Please pass this news along to your alleged friends, your imaginary buddies in high places and all those blowhard relatives who say they know somebody who knows somebody who could maybe get you a backstage pass to the next Air... Read More

How to Be a Writer in the Year 2014

1. Write a lot of lists. Lists are cool. Lists are in. Lists are super easy to digest, and take very little of a potential reader’s effort, thought, or time. Throw a few funny gifs in there, and ignore the sinking... Read More

A Response to \”Women Against Feminism\”

Imagine this: The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or... Read More

No End in Sight: Academic Research and “Time Off”

  “Can you read these words to me, Amanda?” my first grade teacher asked, pointing at the cover of The Wheedle on the Needle. I shook my head and smiled, thinking this was some kind of trick. How the hell would I... Read More

On Writing for Free and Trying to “Make It”

Deadspin published a guest article today from a former Bleacher Report intern and writer, naming many of the company’s flaws as it pertained to his quest to become a professional sports journalist. There is some vulgar language included (It’s Deadspin,... Read More

Silence for the Sake of Gaza

Ibrahim Muhawi’s translation of Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Ar: 1973, Eng: 2010) is dedicated to the people of Gaza. This is from the section “Silence for the Sake of Gaza”: Gaza is not the most beautiful of cities. Her coast is... Read More

9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Being a Dad

As a child of the ’70s, I considered Han Solo the epitome of manhood. Fiercely independent, yet secretly sentimental. Skeptical, but willing to believe in magic if he sees it with his own eyes. Secure enough in his own skin... Read More

Sun News’ Ezra Levant event July 31st “Calgary For Israel”

  Sun News’ Ezra Levant has organized a speaker’s event (see here) to combat the violent pro-Hamas demonstration that occurred right outside City Hall in Calgary two weeks ago as the local politicians like their mayor Naheed Neshi refuses to... Read More