Living It Up In Gaza

Oh, but wait, now read this from the last weekly installment of the UN Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

“Israeli forces shot and killed one elderly Palestinian civilian and injured another one in two separate incidents near the Gaza-Israel border… On 14 May, Israeli forces positioned on the border east of Jabalya shot and killed an elderly Palestinian man while he was visiting the grave of his wife in a cemetery located in the area. In a separate incident, Israeli forces opened fire toward a group of Palestinians collecting rubble near the border, injuring one of them. Israeli forces continue to enforce access restrictions in the ‘buffer zone’ by opening ‘warning’ fire toward people entering the area, affecting farmers and workers, and leveling lands in border areas.”

… I only wish somebody would treat us Israelis like we treat people in Gaza. It’s too bad; we’d give the world a real lesson in how to show appreciation.

Rattling the Cage: Living it up in Gaza by Larry Derfner in the JPost.

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Things Over-Privileged White People Say

Things you shouldn’t send out in email:

I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent. I could also obviously be convinced that by controlling for the right variables, we would see that they are, in fact, as intelligent as white people under the same circumstances. The fact is, some things are genetic. African Americans tend to have darker skin. Irish people are more likely to have red hair. (Now on to the more controversial:) Women tend to perform less well in math due at least in part to prenatal levels of testosterone, which also account for variations in mathematics performance within genders. This suggests to me that some part of intelligence is genetic, just like identical twins raised apart tend to have very similar IQs and just like I think my babies will be geniuses and beautiful individuals whether I raise them or give them to an orphanage in Nigeria. I don’t think it is that controversial of an opinion to say I think it is at least possible that African Americans are less intelligent on a genetic level, and I didn’t mean to shy away from that opinion at dinner.

— Stephanie Grace, Harvard 3L Law Student, via Feministe

Also known as, “Stick a bunch of over-privileged, under-critical white people into an environment that celebrates social and economic exploitation. Stir for best results.”

See Also: Meet Harvard’s Racist Email Antagonist, Stephanie Grace, Harvard Law School 3L’s Racist Email Goes National, and The Harvard Law School ‘Racist’ Email Controversy: Corrections and More Commentary.

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I’m More Of A Donkey Lips Person Myself

Remember that episode of Salute Your Shorts where Sponge and that greasy new guy ran a newspaper? They were bloggers. That’s what a blog is, except it’s on the Internet and somehow more pathetic than that one from the show.

Something Awful on the Gizmodo/iPhone 4G Controversy

Addnedum: This was the referenced episode of Salute Your Shorts: Pinskey and Sponge start a camp newspaper. While Sponge is writing actual news stories, Pinskey starts a gossip column, which soon becomes very popular. When he writes that Telly may have cheated at a recent sports event, it starts to get everyone into trouble.

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Stuck On The Beach

I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing.

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Angry White America, Summarized

“Men and women rarely admit their fear of freedom openly, however, tending to camouflage it–sometimes unconsciously–by presenting themselves as defenders of freedom. They give their doubts and misgiving an air of profound sobriety, as befitting the custodians of freedom. But they confuse freedom with the maintenance of the status quo; so that if critical consciousness threatens to place that status quo at question, it thereby seems to constitute a threat to freedom itself.”

Paulo Freire in Pedagogy of the Oppressed

       

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