A veteran university professor frustrated with the tedium and time of grading papers has created a company that outsources the job to India.
And charges for it……Click on the image for the story.
VANCOUVER, BC – Supporters of Mountain Equipment Co-op’s (MEC) ethical sourcing policy and friends of Israel were pleased with the results of the recent MEC elections, released Thursday night. Canada-Israel Committee, with the support of Canadian Jewish Congress – Pacific Region and Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, called on MEC members to vote “yes” on five special resolutions that safeguard the co-op’s constitution against abuse from single-issue political activists.
“Mountain Equipment Co-op members must be commended for passing these five resolutions. These measures will prevent groups that seek to misuse MEC’s organizational structure to make controversial and divisive political statements from doing so,” stated Dr. Michael Elterman, Chair of the Canada-Israel Committee Pacific Region.
Over the last 12 months, Canada’s pro-Israel community has mobilized in defense of MEC’s ethical sourcing policy. Combined with the support of MEC members, this resulted in the rejection of a boycott proposal at last year’s AGM. The boycott effort ended up backfiring on its proponents, with MEC sales of Israeli products actually increasing by some 2000% in a single day last November, following a demonstration of solidarity by the Jewish community and MEC members.
“Organizations like MEC should never be used as a platform for offensive political messages. We have every confidence that the MEC board will continue its record of support for the co-op’s existing ethical sourcing policy,” Elterman concluded. “These resolutions are a step in the right direction towards preserving MEC the way it should be – a cooperative that unites its members and puts politics aside.”
The soldiers came looking for weapons of mass destruction. What they found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s secret police headquarters was a legacy of destruction — the demise of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world.
There was a treasure trove of Torahs and Haggadas, centuries old. And there were marriage records, university applications, financial documents — the living record of a community, seized by the Mukhabarat from the homes of Jews as they fled Iraq under pressure and amid persecution, with only a handful remaining.
Now comes the historical conundrum: Who owns these materials?
Prahlad Jani is being held in isolation in a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gurjarat, where he is being closely monitored by India’s defence research organization, who believe he may have a genuine quality which could help save lives.
Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan, is regarded as a ‘breatharian’ who can live on a ‘spiritual life-force’ alone.
Those evil Joos can’t hide their racist criminal plots from the crack team of reporters at Al Jazeera.
Nice take down of the cowardly little ass.
It would be a toss-up whether Bill Rothschild would take a problem to his wife of 19 years or the animal he considers a pet – a palm-sized crayfish named Cray Aiken.
Rothschild, 44, of Granite Springs, N.Y., considers Cray a better listener than his wife, “absolutely. She doesn’t listen worth anything.” He doesn’t get much feedback from the crustacean, but it’s been a different story over the years with family dogs and cats.
“You definitely feel much more comfortable sharing your problems with them,” he said. “A little lick from a big dog can go a long way.”
Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday night warned of Hizbullah’s alarming military capabilities, and appeared to give an official Washington confirmation that Syria had indeed provided the guerrilla group with Scud missiles.
Vicious lies and distortions … casting Israel as a pariah state by world leaders, academics, church groups, and some in the media … the U.N. Goldstone Report … a 100% increase in violent anti-Semitic acts over the last year … demonizing Israel as an Apartheid State … comparing Israelis to Nazis … deteriorating U.S./Israeli relations … intimidating and threatening her supporters …
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has put together a great brochure of, you know, actual facts.
Hummingbird enthusiasts, how far are you willing to go for the ultimate hummingbird experience? Because a California inventor has created a hummingbird feeder that you wear on your face.
Sweet, adorable creatures can also be hosts to some nasty bugs. “Zoonotic diseases” are what scientists call illnesses that start in animals and then jump to humans. As many as 75 percent of newly emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic.
With Special guest speaker Rita Katz, author of Terrorist Hunter. Tickets also available at the door.
A routine traffic-stop in Switzerland has allegedly thwarted eco-terrorists from blowing up the site of the £55million nano-technology HQ of IBM in Europe. The three members – two men and a woman – of the Italian terrorist group Il Silvestre were stopped just a few miles from their target with their explosive device primed and ready to go.
The Hamas terrorist organization posted a shocking new video on Sunday about the fate of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, abducted nearly four years ago in a cross-border raid near Gaza. He is assumed to be alive, but his condition is not known, and Hamas has not honored the Geneva Convention, which requires visits by Red Cross officials.
Linda Polman believes the business of international aid – from Ethiopia to Rwanda to Afghanistan – is only helping gangsters and fighters, while innocent victims suffer on.
Young Arab women wait in an upmarket medical clinic for an operation that will not only change their lives, but quite possibly save it. The clinic is not in Dubai or Cairo, but in Paris. And the surgery they are waiting for is to restore their virginity.
Whether in Asia or the Arab world, an unknown number of women face an agonising problem having broken a deep taboo. They’ve had sex outside marriage and if found out, risk being ostracised by their communities, or even murdered.
A senior Iranian nuclear scientist sought political asylum in Israel, Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara said Saturday.
Kara refused to reveal the scientist’s identity and exact role, and also the identity of the mediator who helped him contact Israeli authorities.
Male pattern baldness and the mysteries of human sexuality are no puzzles for the president of Bolivia, who has declared they are caused by eating chicken. Evo Morales has claimed that both homosexuality and baldness can be caused by the humble chicken.
A prostitution sweep in south-central Oshawa arrested more than 100 sex trade workers and johns since late March. Among the arrested was a 68-year-old sex trade worker and a john aged 78.
From bee venom to cow urine……click on the picture for the slide show.
A Muslim woman fighting to stay in Canada fears being disfigured with acid for allegedly “bringing shame” to her ex-husband’s family in Pakistan by leaving him and travelling here to work in a hair salon frequented by men. Roohi Tabassum, 45, of Brampton, said corrosive acid is thrown in the faces of women in Pakistan and other Islamic countries to disfigure them because they have allegedly “shamed” their families. “I don’t leave the house or go anywhere because I am scared,” she said.
Cats and dogs can be great companions and lots of fun to pamper and spoil. The occasional personalized food bowl, amusing toy, or hilarious Halloween costume are all acceptable things to buy for your pet. And then there’s these.
HOLY SHIT: “One quarter owned by a German investment group that made its fortune in world war II from its Nazi ties and from grabbing property stolen from Jews.”
“Palestinian Authority Arabs are increasingly rejecting the two-state solution, leaning instead towards turning Israel into a bi-national state governed jointly by Arabs and Jews.
Support for the one-state solution in the PA is now higher than it has ever been, according to a poll released on Wednesday by the PA-based Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre. Nearly 1,200 adults throughout the Palestinian Authority, including Gaza, were interviewed for the poll on April 10-15.”
“Arresting the donkey of Jesus and horse and detaining them in Israeli jails is not the first crime of this kind. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Detainees of the Palestinian Authority, a cat was sentenced to life in prison at the Negev Jail. The story was exposed and published in Palestinian newspapers and Al-Jazeera on last November 19 2009. The M.D. stated that the Israeli violations against the prisoners have extended to include pet cats which live in the Negev prison.”
For the first time since pre-State days when Zion and Palestine were synonymous, a “Palestinian Zionist Organization” has been established – by Arabs.
The latest Arab to show his public support for Israel is Elias Issa, who describes himself as a “European West-Bank Palestinian.” He writes that he chose a unique approach by which to celebrate Israel’s 62nd birthday – namely, by launching the Palestinian Zionist Organization. He says is goal is “to show the world why it must support the Jewish people and to [distance itself] from the terrorist Palestinian government.”
If these people gave a shit about the “palestinians” they’d spend their time actually trying to improve their lives instead of complaining about postage stamps. Idiots.
Um, I’m no prude, but do children in the 6th grade need to learn about vaginal lubrication?
While women have quickly snapped into the increasing lines of shapewear, trebling sales in the past decade according to the market research NPD Group, Jones realized men wanted more than a male girdle or “mirdle” to trim the beer gut if they were to upgrade from their boxers or cotton briefs with fancy waistband.
A short, wonderful essay written by Elder of Ziyon in 2002 and updated every year.
As reported in the New York Daily News, last month UN Watch exposed the UN Human Rights Council’s publication of a blood libel by the anti-Semitic EAFORD group, accusing Israeli doctors of a racist conspiracy to steal organs of Palestinians.
Though it claims in its official UN filings to be a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting universal human rights, EAFORD appears instead to be a front group for one of the world’s worst human rights violators: the Libyan regime of Moammar Kaddafi. Its raison d’etre is demonizing Israel as a racist state. The GONGO also foments hatred against America and the West, in the past by publishing the works of various fringe figures.
Al Qaeda and its ideological allies are using English-language Web sites and forums to encourage non-Arabic speakers to make war on the West as terrorists seek the next Fort Hood shooters and “Jihad Janes.” Their goal to widen the pool of prospective terrorists beyond traditional Middle Eastern and Asian sources is part of a search for “white Al Qaeda” activists who could foil racial profiling and initiate attacks, according to Evan Kohlmann, a consultant with FlashPoint Partners, a security research company based in New York. The effort is consistent with the gradual decentralization of Islamic-inspired holy war.
Both organizations are suspected of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The law, enacted in 1938, requires those acting as agents of foreign principles in a political or quasi-political capacity to disclose their relationship to the foreign principles and their activities. B’Tselem and Peace Now both receive much of their funding from the European Union and individual European countries.
Thousands of former Hamas members have switched their loyalties, and now belong to a Salafi terrorist group inspired by Al-Qaeda, a Gaza terrorist told the Palestinian Authority-based Maan news agency.
The European Union has declared traveling a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayers’ dollars for those too poor to afford their own trips.
Palestinian Authority officials smashed 7.5 tons of watermelons over the past week and vowed to put the merchants who were selling the produce on trial for “collaborating” with Israel. At the same time, PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad met with officials to announce special “plans” for Jerusalem.
“Iran’s capital sits on several fault lines and is threatened by earthquakes.” With five million fewer people, Tehran would be “more manageable in case of an incident.”
Savage psycho death threat courtesy of radical Islamist Zachary “Abu Talhah al-Amrike” Chesser.
“….a member of Israel’s Cabinet has now asked a very pertinent question. Moshe Ya’alon, a former Israel Defense Forces general who now serves as Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategic affairs minister, posed the following query in an interview published in the Jerusalem Post: “If we are talking about coexistence and peace, why the [Palestinian] insistence that the territory they receive be ethnically cleansed of Jews? Why do those areas have to be Judenrein?”
This should be considered a rhetorical question for anyone even minimally informed with half a brain: BECAUSE ARAB LEADERS AND A MAJORITY OF THEIR CITIZENS ARE MUSLIM NAZIS. The conflict is not about land, it is ONLY about racism, Arab imperialism and the cult of Islam.
Family planning authorities in Puning, a city in the southern province of Guangdong, have detained more than 1,300 people in the drive, the Nanfang Countryside Daily said in an investigative report. Those detained included parents who refused to undergo the surgical procedure and their “relatives”, the report said.
“My 55-year-old mother choked the baby with a cloth. Then, my brothers buried the baby in a hole in the garden and covered the hole with cement.”
On Egyptian TV. “When there are problems, the solution is to give the man a free hand to discipline his family members and to control them.”
“He’s relaxing and non-threatening, and to women who want a sort of shelter, that is very attractive,” Levinson said. “Also, his combination of age, voice and demeanor make him attractive to women. He is seen as a grandfatherly figure. He is endearing and not correct 100 percent of the time and he apologizes, and that kind of flavor makes women feel comfortable.”
The piece eventually gets to the subject of $$$ – the only thing that sort of makes sense. Repugnant looks aside, the man is an absolute idiot.
I take it personally: Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wants to murder me, my family and my people. Day in, day out, he announces the imminent demise of the “Zionist regime,” by which he means Israel. And day in, day out, his scientists and technicians are advancing toward the atomic weaponry that will enable him to bring this about.
The Jews of Europe (and Poles, Russians, Czechs, the French, etc.) should likewise have taken personally Adolf Hitler’s threats and his serial defiance of the international community from 1933 to 1939. But he was allowed, by the major powers and the League of Nations, to flex his muscles, rearm, remilitarize the Rhineland and then gobble up neighboring countries. Had he been stopped before the invasion of Poland and the start of World War II, the lives of many millions, Jews and Gentiles, would have been saved. But he wasn’t.
And it doesn’t look like Ahmadinejad will be either. Not by the United States and the international community, at any rate. President Obama, when not obsessing over the fate of the ever- aggrieved Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, proposes to halt Ahmadinejad’s nuclear program by means of international sanctions. But here’s the paradox: The wider Obama casts his net to mobilize as many of the world’s key players as he can, the weaker the sanctions and the more remote their implementation. China, it appears, will only agree to a U.N. Security Council resolution if the sanctions are diluted to the point of meaninglessness (and maybe not even then). The same appears to apply to the Russians. Meanwhile, Iran advances toward the bomb. Most of the world’s intelligence agencies believe that it is only one to three years away.
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