Monthly Archives: October 2007

It’s the Great Big Crybaby, Charlie Brown!

I understand that About.com has to fill itself with pointless content somehow, but this bit on “Halloween costume safety” has me madder than Jason Voorhees at a wet t-shirt contest. I’m constantly on the lookout for evidence of cultural infantilization; … Read More

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Chesed, Awe, Surprises and Parsha Alignment

I am always amazed when a something in life matches up so perfectly with a something in a parsha and I can't help but note a striking, sometimes eerie, similarity. Today, I heard about a truly horrifying tragedy and was … Read More

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Blackwater Guards Granted Immunity

At first blush this looks like a massive blunder. In The New York Times: State Department investigators offered Blackwater USA security guards immunity during an inquiry into last month’s deadly shooting of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad — a potentially serious … Read More

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Social Justice Tuesday: Domestic Violence Awareness

I’ve been focused on breast cancer this month, both because it’s breast cancer awareness month, so everything is pink, and because my mother has breast cancer. Pretty legit reasons, I think, but it has been at the cost of any … Read More

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More Foxman Irony

He applauds the Armenian-Jewish* community for slamming Yerevan University's bestowal of an honorary doctorate on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "It is one thing to provide a forum to speak, as universities are environments where freedom of speech should be promoted and encouraged," … Read More

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Protest in Front of the ADL Headquarters This Thursday

Jewcy is once again teaming up with No Place for Denial to protest the Anti-Defamation League cynical and immoral posturing with respect to the Armenian Genocide. Be there this Thursday, outside the ADL headquarters. Sevag Arzoumanian has the press release: … Read More

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“There is No Incentive to Wellness”

Jonathan Chait picks up on Rudy's laissez-faire economics: Giuliani… is not indifferent to the plight of the uninsured. He actually seems to revel in it:   I don't like mandating health care. I don't like it because it erodes what … Read More

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Cool or Creepy? AK-47 Guitars

For now, I'm going with cool.  Parades, a guitar craftsman in Colombia, has turned weapons into guitars.  Parades has branched out from the traditional electric guitar making methods & has turned shotguns and AK 47 rifles into guitars.

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