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June 29, 2017
The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to
By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST
Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now lie in pieces.
Fourteen years ago, racing across Mosul to see the building where US forces had just shot dead the sons of Saddam … [more]
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If Trump cares so much about Syrian babies, why is he not condemning the rebels who slaughtered children?
By Robert Fisk, Monday 17 April 2017 12:15 BST
It was the Mother of all Hypocrisy. Some dead Syrian babies matter, I guess. Other dead Syrian babies don’t matter. One mass murder in Syria two weeks ago killed children and babies and stirred our leaders to righteous indignation. But the slaughter in Syria this weekend killed even more children and … [more]
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March 29, 2017
The cult of atheist Zionism posing as Judaism
By Rich Siegel, January 1, 2012
This essay was first published in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edited by Avigail Abarbanel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), used with permission.
I consider myself a cult survivor. I was raised in the cult of Atheist-Zionism-Posing-as-Judaism. I stated this to a few select friends several years ago, and they thought it was funny. The statement brought with it a … [more]
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Alas, it seems our local newspaper, the Sentinel Record, is determined to make Hot Springs known more for its wingnut provincials than as an international tourist trap. The following article was front-page, above the fold, in today’s Sunday edition. Read it and weep. These people really believe that Trump and Jesus are two sides of the same coin of the realm, the so-fantastic and amazing mammon that will make America great “again”…
But maybe, just maybe, there’s a silver … [more]
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The evangelical bloc
Even though Donald Trump won the presidential election legitimately, the extreme liberal side still cannot understand how he really won, nor can they stop their ugly and harmful opposition. Even though they are loud and very organized, they are only hurting themselves, not helping our nation and certainly don’t represent the majority of Americans who still hold to conservative family values.
These extreme liberals have tried to say that Trump won because … [more]
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Well, I’ve gotten myself into some weird situations, but today’s was the first time I ever felt the implied threat of physical intimidation. There was the time Cliff Jackson and I infiltrated a Christianist Glenn Beck telecast from Jerusalem, sponsored mostly by our local Tea Party types. There was the time Sherry (my beloved) and I went to the Glory Barn (yes, that’s really its name) to see the wannabe televangelist and most assuredly reverend Dwain Miller of … [more]
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This was CB’s sermon last Sunday, January 29, 2016…
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