discarded lies: tuesday, july 29, 2014 7:58 pm zst
Now Panic and Freak Out
daily archive: 01/12/2006
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Viljamovka, Becherovka, Unicum and other horrors
The traditional and strange drinks of Eastern Europe: Drink up.
Lithuania, despite its small size, has more unusual drinks than anywhere else in the region. Visit www.stumbras.lt for an idea of the oddities, such as a new drink featuring honey, pepper and garlic, called Patentuota (“patented")—presumably in the unlikely fear that some outsider might try to copy the recipe. Even the older drinks are not original. Benediktinas is a Soviet-version of the French Benedictine; Bociu (“ancestors") was concocted during the Soviet era in an attempt to make Lithuanians forget the way in which occupation had wiped their country from the map.
Greece is not realy a part of Eastern Europe but we seem to have one foot in the East and one in the West. How else can one explain our horrid concoction of retsina and coke?

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Jihadi Lawyer
Lynne Stewart will soon be sentenced to prison for assisting her client, Omar Abdel Rahman, in his quest to murder Americans and Jews. Among his other crimes, Rahman had issued a fatwa (a draft of which was found in Stewart's office) asking all Muslims to kill Americans, "to treat them with brutality," to "drown their ships, shoot down their airplanes, kill them on earth, in the sea or in the sky, kill them everywhere you find them" in order to obtain his release from prison. I suppose all that is okay with Ms Stewart, since "yesterday's terrorists are today's legitimate leaders". I don't know how this self-righteous, "progressive revolutionary" can sleep at night and I hope she gets a very long sentence.
On February 10, 2005, another New York court found Stewart, now 66, as well as the sheikh's court-appointed translator, Mohammad Yousry, 48, and his former paralegal, Ahmed Sattar, 46, guilty of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government for their part in enabling communications between the imprisoned sheikh and his network.[7]

Stewart and her coconspirators flouted their agreement with the Justice Department and helped the sheikh circumvent the communications ban. According to government recordings of their prison visits, Yousry, who also served as an adjunct lecturer in Middle East studies at York College of the City University of New York,[8] conveyed messages to and from the sheikh while Stewart created what the prosecution called "covering noises." On some surveillance videos, Stewart could be seen shaking a water jar or tapping on the table while Yousry and the sheikh exchanged communications that were then later disseminated to the sheikh's followers via the former paralegal.[9] The prosecutor argued, citing a letter written by the U.S. attorney's office to Stewart after she delivered the message to Reuters, that it was not in the sheikh's legal rights "to pass messages which, simply put, can get people killed and buildings blown up."[10] They argued that the case was equivalent to a "jail break," in which the defendants extracted Abdel Rahman from prison, "not literally, of course, [but] figuratively, in order to make him available to other terrorists."[11]

One of the most incendiary communications was a message Stewart herself gave to the Reuters news service in June 2000 in which the sheikh announced his withdrawal of support for a cease-fire between the Egyptian Islamic Group and the Egyptian government.[12] The truce had been in place since 1997, just after his followers in Egypt had opened fire on tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, killing 58 foreigners and 4 Egyptians.[13] Subsequently, high-casualty Islamist terrorism resumed in Egypt on October 7, 2004, with a series of bombings that killed 34 in and around the Egyptian Sinai resort of Taba. On July 23, 2005, three bombs exploded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 64.
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The National Garden
The National Garden is a fantastic ongoing project at the U.S. Botanic Garden Consevatory in Washington D.C. *
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Christopher Speer's murderer (a Khadr family member) on trial
The US prosecutor at Gitmo is blasting namby-pamby portrayals of SFC Christopher Speer's confessed murderer, Omar Khadr. He is supposed to plead guilty or not guilty in front of a tribunal on Wednesday.

Omar Khadr confessed to murdering Christopher Speer, but the CBC writer can't bring him/herself to pay any attention to that single, salient fact, saying in passing that the US military "accuses" him of it, then returning to wander all over the map with boring speculation and long, dull, and bizarre paragraphs lingering lovingly on Khadr's defense attorneys' strategy and talking points, which basically amount to little more than procedural handwaving. The shithead is guilty as fuck and it's despicable that we're not seeking the death penalty.

As for the Khadr terrorist family in Canada, they should be systematically rounded up and shot, men, women, and children older than 14.

Remember SFC Christopher Speer, whose children and wife can never hold again.
Chief prosecutor Col. Moe Davis blasted "nauseating" sympathetic portrayals of detainees like Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured after a July 2002 firefight.
Authorities could have sought the death penalty but didn't because Khadr was a juvenile, Davis said, breaking his silence on the case a day before the teen's first appearance at a pre-trial hearing that his lawyers tried in vain to stop.
"You'll see evidence when we get into the courtroom of the smiling face of Omar Khadr as he builds bombs to kill Americans," he said.
"I don't think it's a great leap to figure out why we're holding him accountable," added Davis, charging that Khadr and others picked up the tools of terrorism from al-Qaida.
"When these guys went to camp, they weren't making s'mores and learning how to tie knots."
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Democrats make Alito's wife cry
Sam Alito has been totally unflappable while senators from both sides of the aisle bloviated endlessly, and the Democratic ones attacked him relentlessly on day three, to the point that his wife was in tears.
On Wednesday, during a contentious Day 3 of hearings that at one point left Alito's wife in tears, the federal appeals court judge remained unflappable under persistent questioning by Democrats who attacked his credibility.
Orrin Hatch nailed it:
Bristling at the Democratic focus on what he called "phony issues," Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said, "I don't think you've been fairly treated and it makes everybody wonder why would anyone want to do these jobs."
Why, indeed. The Republicans are in no way innocent of this oafish attack behavior, of course. I still resent the way Harriet Miers was treated.
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Israeli Demographics
How will Israel survive as a Jewish state? According to Arnon Soffer, Israel's "Arab-counter", Israel needs to give up 85 percent of the West Bank, including much of East Jerusalem -- about double the amount of land than Sharon was ready to give up.
Soffer holds the Chair of Geostrategy at the University of Haifa and has taught for 25 years at Israel's National Defense College, a finishing school for the country's military leaders. He is one of a group of academics who warn that force of numbers means Israel will eventually cease to exist as a Jewish and democratic state unless it gives up most of the occupied territories with their faster-growing Palestinian populations.

Their demographic forecasts help explain why Sharon, now critically ill from a massive stroke, shifted from long-time champion of an expansionist Greater Israel to a man willing to give up land and agree to a Palestinian state. They also help explain the route of the "separation barrier" Israel is building in the West Bank with a view to annexing the biggest Jewish settlements, possibly abandoning others and disengaging from the main Palestinian population centers.

"The fact is that demography has been seen by Sharon as the major threat to the Jewish state," said Palestinian lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi, who predicted that what she called "the D-word" would continue to shape Israeli policy even without him. She rejected the approach as racist and contrary to a just peace, adding: "We've been portrayed as the ultimate ticking bomb as Palestinian women's wombs and I resent that."
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Person of the Year
Who was the person most worthy to receive the honor of BET.com’s 2005 Person of the Year? Why, Louis Farrakhan, of course. I guess Farrakhan is popular in the black community but still, I'm stunned that not only he won but that Condi Rice wasn't even nominated. Steve, from Pardon my English, expresses my sentiments pretty accurately.
What does it say about the state of Black America when we live in a country where we have a rapidly expanding Black middle class, the number of Black millionaires increases exponentially every year and a Black American woman comes from poverty to become one of the richest people in the world, yet Blacks still feel they aren’t “empowered"? What does it say about the state of BET when they would rather put a Black supremacist psycho on their “person of the year" list than the young woman who become the first Black woman U.S. Secretary of State in 2005? Finally, what does it say about BET’s audience that they would consider a Black supremacist psycho to be “person of the year" because they see him as “having a positive impact on the black community" in 2005?
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