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Updated: 2018-04-12T22:43:20.664-07:00

 



A choice Israel-bashing sentence from Jill Stein's running mate Ajamu Baraka:

2016-08-02T09:29:03.212-07:00

In case you are wondering why he is being labeled a "human rights activist":
During my activist life I have traveled to many of the counties that Western colonial/capitalist leaders characterized as despotic totalitarian states – the old Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba before 1989 – but in none of those states did I witness the systematic mechanism of population control and scientific repression that I witness in “democratic” Israel.



"Trump threat to satanic Zionist conspiracy, similar to JFK: Analyst" (PressTV)

2016-03-21T11:03:16.081-07:00

I have been Tweeting more than Blogging for some time, but I couldn't resist this one:
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is “endangered” by Israel for his perceived neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, similar to former president John F. Kennedy (JFK), an American political analyst says.

“Because he is a threat to the satanic Zionist conspiracy, he is also endangered as was JFK,” said Steven D. Kelley, a former CIA and NSA contractor.

“JFK directly attacked the CIA, the Federal Reserve (US central bank) and Israel’s nuclear program; this is why he was assassinated,” Kelley told Press TV on Monday.

Kennedy served as the 35th US President from January 1961 until his assassination in November 22, 1963.

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in November 1963 to investigate the assassination of Kennedy.

The commission's final report released in September concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted entirely alone in assassinating Kennedy.

However, many researchers are also unconvinced by the official government account and argue that Oswald was part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, perhaps in connection with Israel, Cuba or the former Soviet Union.

Israel had a motive to kill Kennedy because the president was opposed to the regime's nuclear weapons program at Dimona which he believed could instigate a nuclear arms-race in the Middle East. [...]
I think Trump has the Khomeinist endorsement--until we turn off the Zio-hologram projector and he just goes poof, of course.



"The spy dolphin was also equipped with small arrows and bullets to enable it to target humans, including Hamas special forces." (Fars News)

2015-08-20T19:11:04.166-07:00

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning:
The divers of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement have seized a Israeli-made robot dolphin equipped with espionage equipment, including video-recording cameras, media reports said.

The Palestinian resistance movement said the dolphin was taken offshore Gaza by the naval unit of Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, the Arabic-language Al-Qods newspaper quoted informed sources as saying on Wednesday.

Hamas said that the dolphin was also equipped with remote-controlled equipment.

The spy dolphin was also equipped with small arrows and bullets to enable it to target humans, including Hamas special forces.

In 2012, an eagle with an Israeli tag was captured in Sudan and touted as a Mossad spy.

Two years earlier, an Egyptian official said Israel-controlled sharks could be involved in a number of attacks on tourists in the Red Sea.



Fars News: "Basij Commander: Enemies Trying to Capture Iran's Market after Vienna Deal"

2015-07-23T18:25:06.480-07:00

Nicely conspiratorial title. Anyone who wants to have an opinion on Iran should follow their state-controlled press:
Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi called for boycotting the goods produced by those western countries that have imposed sanctions against Iran during the last 36 years, and warned that they are trying to capture the Iranian market.

"Iran's enemies and those who imposed sanctions against the country are seeking to capture our market right after the final agreement (between Iran and the world powers); we should not let this happen," Brigadier General Naqdi said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Wednesday.

"People should boycott the commodities of these criminals," he added.

The Basij commander, meantime, said that the goods which can be produced in Iran should not be imported at all.

Naqdi had also warned on Tuesday of Washington's continued animosity towards the Islamic Republic, and said the contents of the last Tuesday nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers in Vienna boosts Iranians' hatred for the US.

"Any Iranian who reads the Vienna documents will hate the US 100 times more (than the past)," Naqdi said.

He also referred to the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231 approved on Monday, and said, "All paragraphs of the resolution that the US proposed to the UNSC are full of enmity towards Iran and show the US deep grudge against the Iranian nation."

"The US needs the agreement merely to legalize the sanctions and continue pressures against Iran," Naqdi said, adding that Washington sees the agreement as a tool to provide the ground for military aggression against Iran. [...]
Let's hope so.



"DPRK Is Only Power of Youth in World: Rodong Sinmun"

2015-06-12T08:45:32.806-07:00

North Korea is making a great leap forward in the field of strange totalitarian gibberish:
Marshal Kim Jong Un, inspecting the construction site of the Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station in April last, highly praised the young builders there for their heroic feats, saying the DPRK is the power of youth.

The birth of a new historical term the power of youth is a historic event that brought about a radical turn in humankind's view on power, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an article.

It continues:

By setting forth the idea on the power of youth for the first time in history, the Workers' Party of Korea clarified the important goal of struggle and principled issues in building a power and consolidating its status.

The building of the power of youth means, in essence, a drive for training reliable builders of a prosperous country and pillars of the country's future. A military power and an economic power can be successfully built and their dignity and might can be glorified for all ages only when their building is simultaneously pushed forward along with the building of the power of youth. This is a Juche-based viewpoint on the building of a power. This was clearly proved by the lesson drawn from the countries, which had once been famous as world-class powers, lost their status, having their glorious days recorded only in history books.

It is only the DPRK which has set an epoch-making example in settling the issue of youth, the first of its kind in history, and built a power of youth both in name and reality. The building of the Juche-based power of youth, along with the invincible political and ideological power and military power, is the most precious success made by the party and the people of the DPRK in the drive for building a thriving nation.

The DPRK is, indeed, the greatest power in history.

The successful building of the power of youth provided a sure guarantee for further consolidating the country's status as a political and ideological power and military power and dynamically stepping up the overall construction of a highly civilized socialist economic power in reliance on the powerful drive force.

The article calls on the young people to straightly and dynamically advance toward a final victory, holding aloft the torch of the revolution as befitting the masters of the power of youth under the guidance of Kim Jong Un.
Have a Songun Shabbos!



Iranian "Deputy Top Commander": demands for inspections are "cruel", "irrational" and "illegal" and will be met with "lead"

2015-06-05T16:12:00.479-07:00

Poor Obama. He can't just issue an executive order lifting all the sanctions on Iran and get away with it:
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri underlined that no foreign national would ever be ever allowed to visit or inspect Iran's military centers.

"Visiting or Inspection of Iran's centers under any title, including managed access … will not be acceptable," Jazzayeri said on Friday.

He reiterated that opinion polls also indicate that a majority of the Iranian people are opposed to the inspection of the country's military sites.

On Thursday Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi told the state TV upon arrival at the Vienna airport that "I have explained this many times that there is no difference between inspection and visiting the military and non-military centers, that are, in fact, non-nuclear; we don’t accept such a thing."

"What has been raised within the framework of the Additional Protocol pertains to managed access to these centers," Araqchi underlined.

In relevant remarks in late April, General Jazzayeri underlined that inspection of the country's military sites would be impossible.

"Everyone should know that in our view, visiting the military centers is completely impossible since it is among our redlines and we will not allow anyone to opine on such issues," Jazzayeri said in an interview with Rah-e Dana news website.

He also advised the Iranian negotiators participating in nuclear talks with the world powers to keep vigilant and remain suspicious of the opposite party's intentions.

Also on April 9, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran doesn’t allow any inspection of its defensive and military centers.

"They (the foreigners) shouldn’t be allowed at all to penetrate into the country's security and defensive boundaries under the pretext of supervision, and the country's military officials are not permitted at all to allow the foreigners to cross these boundaries or stop the country's defensive development under the pretext of supervision and inspection," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian people in Tehran.

In late May, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined that the West's request to inspect Iran's sensitive military sites is like asking for permission to spy on the country, and Tehran would never accept such irrational demands.

"We will not allow inspection of Iran's military and defense centers and control over them under any pretext, and we see the West's request as officially asking for spying on Iran," Brigadier General Hajizadeh said in a meeting in Tehran with foreign military attaches and high-raking Iranian military officials and commanders.

Underlining that such demands are "cruel", "irrational" and "illegal", Brigadier General Hajizadeh stressed that as Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has said "Iran will not allow them to do managed or unmanaged inspection of its military and defense sites from any distance and in any form, and will give such demands a response that spying actions deserve, a response with lead".



"Kim Il Sung Park to Be Built in Syria"

2015-06-02T19:15:04.335-07:00

Great news:
In profound reverence for President Kim Il Sung who provided a firm foundation for friendship between the two countries with Hafez Al-Assad, former president of Syria, and extended material aid and moral support to the just cause of the Syrian people, the Damascus Provincial Office decided to name the park to be built in Kim Il Sung Street, Kafar Sussa District, Damascus after Kim Il Sung. The decision was adopted at the 25th meeting of the Executive Council of the Provincial Office with unanimous approval on May 18.
Just in time for Ba'athist regime to be snuffed out?



Fars News: "Supreme Leader Calls on US Officials to Stop 'Silly' Demands from Iran"

2015-04-19T08:45:38.957-07:00

Some people want to fill the word with silly demands...
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the US officials to stop making paradoxical statements about Iran, saying Washington's remarks disclose that their threats against Tehran are no more than silly bluffing.

"After some time that the opposite side kept silent, one of their (the US) officials has recently spoken of 'over-the-table-options' again; on one hand, they bluff like this, and on the other hand, they say that the Islamic Republic of Iran should stop its defensive progress, which is a silly statement," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Army officials and personnel on the occasion of the Army Day in Tehran on Sunday.

Stressing that the Islamic Republic will never accept such silly remarks, he said, "The Iranian nation has proved that if it comes under aggression, it defends itself fully powerfully and will stand against the irrational invaders in an integrated form and like an iron fist."

Ayatollah Khamenei, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, told them to promote their military and defensive preparedness and boost their morale even to higher degrees, stressing that his words should be seen as a military order.

Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, stressed that despite its improved defensive and military power, the Islamic Republic of Iran will never be a threat to the regional and neighboring states.

He blasted the US and Europeans and their puppet regimes' media hype and allegations that Iran had sought to acquire nuclear weapons, and said, "Today, the most vital threat posed to the world and the region is the US and the Zionist regime which meddle (with other nations' affairs) and kill people anywhere they deem to be necessary without any control or commitment to conscience or religious principles."

In relevant remarks in November, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Iranian Armed Forces to reinvigorate their power and increase preparedness to defend the country against any possible enemy attack.

"Our Armed Forces should always increase their preparedness without considering political calculations and make strategic plans by identifying their weak points as well as assessment of enemy's possibilities and weak points," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and other Navy commanders and officials in Tehran in November.

He lauded the Iranian Navy's power and capabilities, and said, "The Navy should continue its great and important role in safeguarding national security, overall defense and the country's strong fence by updating and increasing preparedness and military capabilities and strengthening their belief, motivations and spirit of devotion."

Also earlier this month and after western speculations that Iran would allow an inspection of its military sites as a result of a final nuclear deal with the world powers, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Iran would never allow any inspection of its defensive and military centers.

"They (the foreigners) shouldn’t be allowed at all to penetrate into the country's security and defensive boundaries under the pretext of supervision, and the country's military officials are not permitted at all to allow the foreigners to cross these boundaries or stop the country's defensive development under the pretext of supervision and inspection," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian people in Tehran.
Of course he has to say this to his own people. Nuclear negotiations are really making splendid progress...



"KCNA Commentary Censures 'Human Scum Who Defected from North'"

2015-03-22T20:43:20.663-07:00

A few paragraphs of choice revolutionary invective:
The "defectors from the north" are human scum who betrayed the country and its people and abandoned even elementary conscience and moral obligation as human being. They are taking the lead in the anti-DPRK smear campaign.

It is a sin for anyone to flee the motherland that brought up and took care of him. It is the thrice-cursed crime to speak ill of the motherland by cooking up sheer lies for a petty amount of money. [...]



Talmudic Rituals on the Roof

2015-03-22T17:30:49.373-07:00

Fars News has one of those innumerable news stories in which any Jew visiting the Temple Mount is called a "settler" and any act of visiting is called "storming." This one takes an interesting turn in which we learn that "A group of 10 settlers mounted on the roof of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and tried to perform Talmudic rituals":
Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli police, a Palestinian official said.

"A total of 132 Jewish settlers under the protection of Israeli police forced their way into Al-Aqsa complex through Al-Magharbeh and Hotta gates," General Director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib said, World Bulletin reported.

"A group of 10 settlers mounted on the roof of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and tried to perform Talmudic rituals but Palestinian guards managed to prevent them," he added.

Others toured the holy compound passing by Al-Qibali and Al-Marwani mosques before leaving the complex through Al-Silsileh gate, he added. [...]
While you're storming you might as well tour . . .



MondoKim: "DPRK FM Spokesman Accuses Israeli PM of Hurting DPRK's Dignity and Social System"

2015-01-25T20:17:35.886-08:00

First Fox News gets on Netanyahu's case and now Korean News:
The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Friday assailing the Israeli prime minister for his provocative remarks hurting the DPRK's dignity and social system:

According to a report, on Jan. 19 the Israeli prime minister at a joint press conference with the Japanese prime minister who visited Israel accused the DPRK of enforcing merciless and radical dictatorship. He talked rubbish that the DPRK is taking a violent and threatening stand toward its neighboring countries, it is mulling tipping ballistic missiles with nukes under a military nuclear program for aggression and the international community should not repeat the error made at the negotiations with north Korea.

This is an unpardonable insult and provocation to the dignity and social system in the DPRK and the choice made by its people.

In order to conceal its true colors as a harasser of Mideast peace the successive rulers of Israel have been apt to talk about the "missile deal and nuclear cooperation" between the DPRK and Mideast countries. Not content with this, Israel recently went the lengths of hurting the DPRK's dignified social system.

The people-centred Korean-style socialist system is the most advantageous system under which the people became masters of everything and it serves them and the DPRK's nuclear weapons are powerful deterrence to protect its social system.

What the Israeli prime minister uttered is a revelation of his ignorance of the social system in the DPRK and nothing but his base behavior to please the forces hostile to the DPRK.

Israel not only represents dictatorial forces for aggression that trample down the legitimate right of the Palestinian people and indiscriminately kill them but also is a rogue group that poses a nuclear threat and makes terrorist attack on its neighboring countries with lots of nuclear weapons under the U.S. patronage in disregard of international law.

Everybody knows about the shamelessness of Israel telling lies and making fabrications and pointing accusing fingers to others to justify its criminal acts and evade the censure and condemnation by the international community.

The DPRK warns Israel against refusing to abandon its inveterate bad habit of taking issue with the former quite often in its interests.

Israel had better roll back, to begin with, its inhuman and bellicose policy as an arch criminal killing innocent Palestinians and disturber of peace in Mideast before pulling up others.
I'd say that Kim can expect an especially nice floral basket from Mahmoud Abbas next time.



"[Korean People's Army] Taking Lead in Building Thriving Nation"

2015-01-04T13:22:54.204-08:00

Great news!
The might of army-people unity has been fully displayed with the leading role of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in the era of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Under the slogan calling for helping the people, the KPA has played a key role in building a thriving nation over the past three years.

After receiving the order of Kim Jong Un to build a service complex at a machine factory before the birth centenary of President Kim Il Sung (April 15, 2012), KPA servicepersons devoted their all to carrying out his order.

Kim Jong Un highly praised the soldier builders for completing the complex in time on the highest level during his visit to the factory on May Day Juche 101 (2012).

When the Kaechon and Komdok areas were hit hard by flood in 2012, servicepersons together with the people eradicated the aftermath of flood damage in those areas in a short span of time, demonstrating the might of the revolutionary soldier spirit and army-people unity.

Thanks to the concerted efforts of the army and people, the October 8 Factory took its shape only in 10 months as a model one in the age of knowledge-based economy.

During a visit to a newly-built foodstuff factory in November this year, Kim Jong Un highly praised it as an edifice of patriotic devotion built by the dint of the army-people unity and called upon all the units to fan up the flame of modernization by underscoring the need to follow the work attitude of KPA servicepersons.

The DPRK will surely win the final victory in building a powerful nation as long as there is the KPA which always remain loyal to the idea and leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.
"Final victory" would be actual prosperity?



"Iran closes down 17 satellite channel offices" (PressTV-Iran)

2015-01-04T10:14:17.947-08:00

The machinations of the Global Arrogance are thwarted again!
The Islamic Republic has closed down the offices of 17 foreign-based satellite channels for their attempts to “create division” in the country, a senior Iranian intelligence official says.

“Enemies have established 17 satellite channels in the name of Shia (Islam),” said Iran’s Deputy Intelligence Minister Mohammad Pour-Fallah, adding that the Islamic Republic has shut down their offices inside the country, Fars news agency cited him as saying on Sunday.

The official did not give further information about the names of the satellite channels or the location of their offices.

In a similar report last August, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said its forces shut down offices of a number of foreign-based satellite channels across the country over their “clandestine and illegal” activities.

The August report also said that the channels had illegally set up production offices in the provinces of Qom, Isfahan, Tehran and Khorasan Razavi. The ministry added that a number of people were arrested based on warrants issued by the Judiciary.

The channels were producing programs aimed at creating sectarian rifts and “intensifying division in the Muslim World to damage the image of Shiism,” it noted.

The ministry added the channels were serving the interests of certain foreign intelligence services and global arrogance
This a constant theme at Iranian news agencies: Shia-Sunni tensions are the result of Western plots.



Why is Memeorandum running a potentially incendiary Israel-bashing article (with no blog responses) from Russian propaganda site RT News?

2014-12-25T15:05:58.058-08:00

Here. Want an article about a real unprovoked attack from a credible news source? Try this.



"U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others" (Korean News)

2014-12-22T22:47:11.510-08:00

You may have seen articles about this article. Here is a longish excerpt:
[...]The DPRK has clear evidence that the U.S. administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie.

It is said that the movie was conceived and produced according to the "guidelines" of the U.S. authorities who contended that such movies hurting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and inciting terrorism against it would be used in an effective way as "propaganda against north Korea".

The U.S. Department of State's special human rights envoy went the lengths of urging the movie makers to keep all scenes insulting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership in the movie, saying it is needed to "vex the north Korean government".

The facts glaringly show that the U.S. is the chief culprit of terrorism as it has loudly called for combating terrorism everywhere in the world but schemed behind the scene to produce and distribute movies inciting it in various countries of the world.

It is not exaggeration to say in the light of the prevailing situation that the U.S. administration and President Obama looking after the overall state affairs of the U.S. have been behind the case.

Can he really cover up the crimes he has committed by trying so hard to falsify the truth and turn white to black.

So we watched with unusual attention what had been done by the "guardians of peace" to avert terrorism and defend justice.

Yet, we do not know who or where they are but we can surely say that they are supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.

The army and people of the DPRK who aspire after justice and truth and value conscience have hundreds of millions of supporters and sympathizers, known or unknown, who have turned out in the sacred war against terrorism and the U.S. imperialists, the chieftain of aggression, to accomplish the just cause.

Obama personally declared in public the "symmetric counteraction", a disgraceful behavior.

There is no need to guess what kind of thing the "symmetric counteraction" is like but the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such a thing.

The DPRK has already launched the toughest counteraction. Nothing is more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.

The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels. [...]
The rest is worth reading. Is Obama a match for the Might of Songun? Stray tuned . . .



"Kim Jong Il Remembered in Cuba"

2014-12-19T06:39:40.741-08:00

Will Cuba congratulate Kim on his victory over certain Imperialist media companies? In the meantime there's this:
A remembrance meeting took place in Havana, Cuba on Dec. 12 on the occasion of the third anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il.

Displayed at the venue of the meeting were photos dealing with his revolutionary life and feats.

Present there were personages of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification and masses.

The DPRK ambassador to Cuba and his embassy officials were present on invitation.

Juan Jose Leon Vega, first vice-chairman of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification, said that Kim Jong Il will always be with the glorious Workers' Party of Korea, the Korean People's Army and the Korean people.

He went on:

Kim Jong Il is boundlessly revered not only by the Korean people but also by the progressives as he developed in depth the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung and performed the great feats for the building of socialism, reunification of Korea and cause of global independence.

The Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification will make positive efforts for Korea's reunification in the future, too, true to the intention of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who dedicated themselves to Korea's reunification till the last moments of their lives.

The Cuban people believe that the Korean people would certainly build a thriving nation with the might of Songun, true to the behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il under the wise leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.



"Iran Asks US to Stop Racist, Inhumane Crackdown on Blacks" (Fars News)

2014-12-07T16:19:13.531-08:00

Maybe Iran could offer to give up a few thousand centrifuges to induce the US to comply with its little request?
The Iranian Foreign Ministry called on the US administration and judiciary officials to stop police brutality and racist and inhumane treatment of minorities and colored populations in the country.

"The US administration has continuously criticized other countries and made an instrumental use of human rights and adopted double-standard criteria in the last few decades, while it has ignored domestic situation at home," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Sunday.

She stressed the necessity for the US administration to show respect for human rights and set aside its politically-tainted view on the issue.

"It is expected from the US administration and judiciary to comply with their duty and take lawful and just actions in dealing with their citizens and stop the practice of racism and inhumane behavior," Afkham said. [...]



"Noodle Contest among Famous Restaurants Held"

2014-11-30T15:16:39.303-08:00

Do I need to state that this is from KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK? "14 famous restaurants in the city which specialize in serving noodle"! Not to mention all the non-famous and/or non-noodle restaurants:
A noodle contest among famous restaurants here took place at Okryu Restaurant on Nov. 25 and 28.

The contest brought together 14 famous restaurants in the city which specialize in serving noodle.

The contest was divided into groups A and B. The three best units in each preliminary competed in the finals.

The participants fully displayed their unique technique of preparing noodle they cultivated in their service.

The jury included cooking experts and teachers and researchers of Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology and Pyongyang University of Architecture.

Okryu Restaurant placed first in the finals held on Nov. 28.
The Architectural vote was decisive, I hear.



Mehr News: "Iranian researchers could manage to develop a cancer cells annihilator device"

2014-11-30T15:04:03.175-08:00

The title is "Iranian researchers invent alternative for chemotherapy," but the article is a bit fuzzy about whether anything has actually been developed. In any event, the future is undoubtedly bright:
Using nanotechnology, Iranian researchers could manage to develop a cancer cells annihilator device which can destroy cancer cells in an invasive procedure.

In an interview to Mehr News, the head of knowledge-based Pars Nano System Company Reza Saber said they could manage to build a system of hyperthermia or the cancer cells annihilator device which kills the damaged cells without harming healthy ones.

He said the device, using nanoparticles and the resulting heat from the strong and powerful magnetic field, destroys the cancer cells in the body.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences faculty member Reza Saber explained that a Patton (receptors) is connected to the drug nanoparticles, saying that metallic nanoparticles with magnetic properties such as iron or Fe2O3 are produced by connectivity to the cancer cells Patton (receptors) in vitro.

He added that the nanoparticles are later supplemented to the target tumor or the cell culture. Cancer cells are then destroyed using a powerful magnetic field and heat around the target cells.

Reza Saber announced that the related tests are implemented in Imam Khomeini (PBUH) Hospital’s research laboratories and will be adopted on the animals in near future. [...]



Fars News: "Iranian Students Stage Gathering to Reiterate Nuclear Progress"

2014-11-23T08:09:23.182-08:00

To paraphrase this article concisely" "Hell, yes, our nuclear program is military":
As talks between Iran and the six world powers are underway in Vienna to strike a final deal over Tehran's nuclear activities, a large number of Iranian university students gathered in front of the building which hosts Tehran nuclear research reactor on Sunday to stress that they would never allow retreat on the country's nuclear path.

The Iranian students chanted slogans, including "Arak heavy water reactor is our redline", "Iran's missile industry is not negotiable", "Nuclear energy is our inalienable right" and "We as the students don’t allow the country's progress to stop".

They also called on the Iranian negotiating team to keep vigilant against plots hatched by the US and its allies to prevent Iran's progress in the field of nuclear technology.

The students issued a statement at the end of their gathering.

"We only accept an agreement which respects our redlines for continued nuclear progress, operation of research centers and our centrifuges, as well as removal, and not suspension, of all sanctions and of course, no inspection (of the nuclear installations) beyond the safeguards," a part of the statement read. [...]
That's my mission, pointing out the glaringly obvious.



A post which accepts a certain amount of drinking, and even drunkenness, on Simchas Torah, but warns against overdoing it

2014-10-15T13:24:12.569-07:00

Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

Barf! huh, Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, Barf, I reprove
Because it means destruction
Of innocent booze

Barf means tears
When mothers view the muddle
With their sons face down
In a single-malt puddle

I said, Barf! huh
Gevalt, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf! Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf! it ain't nothing
But a tragedy
Barf, friend only to the distillery
Ooooh, Barf
It's an enemy to all Yid-kind
The point of barf blows my mind
Barf has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Engorgement then disgorgement
Who wants to barf
Aaaaah, barf-huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
Barf! huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all
Barf! huh, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, it's got one friend
That's the brewery
Ooooh, barf has shattered
Many a young man's seuda
Made him discolored, bitter and putrid
Yom Tov is much too short and precious
To spend unconscious these days
Barf can't give simcha
It can only take it away

Ooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf, whoa, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, friend only to the brewery
Simcha, joy and moderation
Tell me, is there no place for them today
They say we must binge to have our simcha
Hashem knows there's got to be a better way

Ooooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
You tell me
Say it, say it, say it, say it

Barf, huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Stand up and shout it
Nothing

Gut Yom Tov!



Yom Kippur

2014-10-03T12:50:19.983-07:00

Gemar Chasimah Tovah!

Easy Fast!


Here is "Yom Kippur in a Nutshell" from chabad.org:
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year--the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence  of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement -- "For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d" (Leviticus 16:30).

For twenty-six hours--from several minutes before sunset on Tishrei 9 to after nightfall on Tishrei 10--we "afflict our souls": we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather shoes, and abstain from marital relations.

Before Yom Kippur we perform the Kaparot atonement service; we request and receive honey cake, in acknowledgement that we are all recipients in G-d's world and in prayerful hope for a sweet and abundant year; eat a festive meal, immerse in a mikvah, and give extra charity. Late afternoon we eat the pre-fast meal, following which we bless our children, light a memorial candle as well as the holiday candles, and go to the synagogue for Kol Nidrei services.

In the course of Yom Kippur we hold five prayer services: Maariv, with its solemn Kol Nidrei service, on the eve of Yom Kippur; Shacharit--the morning prayer; Musaf, which includes a detailed account of the Yom Kippur Temple service; Minchah, which includes the reading of the Book of Jonah; and Ne'illah, the "closing of the gates" service at sunset. We say the Al Chet confession of sins eight times in the course of Yom Kippur, and recite Psalms every available moment.

The day is the most solemn of the year, yet an undertone of joy suffuses it: a joy that revels in the spirituality of the day and expresses the confidence that G-d will accept our repentance, forgive our sins, and seal our verdict for a year of life, health and happiness. When the closing Ne'illah service climaxes in the resounding cries of "Hear O Israel... G-d is one" and a single blast of the shofar, followed by the proclamation, "Next year in Jerusalem." Then joy erupts in song and dance (a Chabad custom is to sing the lively "Napoleon's March"), followed by the festive after-fast meal, making the evening after Yom Kippur a Yom Tov (festival) in its own right.



(North) Korean News: "Pyongyang in Ecstasy of Joy at Asian Games News"

2014-09-30T22:22:07.555-07:00

A little "deep care" from the "supreme leader" works wonders:
Sportspersons of the DPRK are registering admirable successes at the ongoing 17th Asian Games. They won eight gold medals as of Sept. 27.

Their achievements have lashed the citizens in Pyongyang and other parts of the country into a great jubilee.

Jong Su Chol, a department chief of Korea University of Physical Education, told KCNA that the world public is struck with admiration at the progress of the DPRK's sports, which is rapidly developing under the deep care of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Expecting more gold medals to be taken at the Asian Games, Tong Tae San, a general officer of the Korean People's Army, said:

"We, servicepersons mobilized in the construction of Wisong Scientists Street, are all delighted at the happy news of our players at the Asian Games.

The looks of our sportspersons raising the DPRK flag with playing of national anthem at the games encourage us to work greater feats in the street construction."

Hwang Tong Chol, an official of the Kumgang Guidance Bureau, said:

"What arouse my wife's greater interest are our sportswomen's results at the games. She got mad with joy at the news that DPRK women's football team beat its Vietnamese rival 5:0 in its first match. When our sportswomen bagged four gold medals, she declared that women are better than men.

I, too, wanted to dance for joy at the news that Jong Hak Jin and Kim Ji Song took gold medals in the wake of weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk, who set world records. And I'd love to extend thanks to those sportspersons for having added brilliance to the honor of the country and given vigor and pleasure to my family."

Ri Kuk Il, a student of Kim Chaek University of Technology, said that the main topic of conversation among university students at present is news of the Asian Games, about DPRK men's and women's football teams which respectively advanced into quarterfinals and semifinals in particular.
Think they can stand all that joy? I guess they're used to it.



Fars News: "BBC Fails to Steal Iran's Official Archives"

2014-09-28T14:33:33.538-07:00

You may have noticed that I don't have a great deal of time for Judeopundit these days. However, it is worth noting that my archives now document a large number of choice examples of conspiracist rantings from the Iranian Press. One example is a Fars News article from 2011 explaining that "Basically, BBC is not a media, rather it is an organization in disguise which has a Baha'i-Zionist nature with political-intelligence missions." That still has a nice insane ring to it, doesn't it? Further, it provides some background to this current offering from Fars: "BBC Fails to Steal Iran's Official Archives":
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry foiled an attempt by the BBC's Persian Service to steal Iran's artistic, historical and cultural documents.

"The BBC tried to steal historical documents from Iran's center of archived documents through its agents in the country, but the attempt was foiled due to the vigilance of the intelligence ministry," the ministry's public relations department announced on Sunday.

The Intelligence Ministry further added that it will release further details in future.
I hope the nefarious BBC doesn't try to steal my archives.



Rosh Hashanah

2014-09-24T13:38:14.263-07:00

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What is this Rosh Hashanah business anyway?
The festival of Rosh Hashanah --the name means "Head of the Year" --is observed for two days beginning on Tishrei 1, the first day of the Jewish year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind's role in G-d's world.

Rosh Hashanah thus emphasizes the special relationship between G-d and humanity: our dependence upon G-d as our creator and sustainer, and G-d's dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world. Each year on Rosh Hashanah, "all inhabitants of the world pass before G-d like a flock of sheep," and it is decreed in the heavenly court, "who shall live, and who shall die... who shall be impoverished, and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise." But this is also the day we proclaim G-d King of the Universe. The Kabbalists teach that the continued existence of the universe is dependant upon the renewal of the divine desire for a world when we accept G-d's kingship each year on Rosh Hashanah.

The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the ram's horn, which represents the trumpet blast of a people's coronation of their king. The cry of the shofar is also a call to repentance; for Rosh Hashanah is also the anniversary of man's first sin and his repentance thereof, and serves as the first of the "Ten Days of Repentance" which culminate in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Another significance of the shofar is to recall the Binding of Isaac which also occurred on Rosh Hashanah, in which a ram took Isaac's place as an offering to G-d; we evoke Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son and plead that the merit of his deed should stand by us as we pray for a year of life, health and prosperity. Altogether, the shofar is sounded 100 times in the course of the Rosh Hashanah service.

Additional Rosh Hashanah observances include: a) Eating a piece of apple dipped in honey to symbolize our desire for a sweet year, and other special foods symbolic of the new year's blessings. b) Blessing one another with the words Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim, "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year." c) Tashlich, a special prayer said near a body of water (an ocean, river, pond, etc.) in evocation of the verse, "And You shall cast their sins into the depths of the sea." And as with every major Jewish holiday after candlelighting and prayers we recite Kiddush and make a blessing on the Challah.
May you be sealed and inscribed for a good and sweet year.