Links To Visit – 06/10/10

The Daily Bell – When to Bomb Iran?

Phyllis Chesler – Judt, Obama, Erdogan, Join Forces Against Israel

FSM – Afghanistan: “Kill The Christian Converts!”

examiner.com – Runyan-Adler already set to be an epic race

The Guardian – Afghan president ‘has lost faith in US ability to defeat Taliban’

examiner.com – In-fighting with the Philly GOP is not helping

examiner.com – Philadelphia school super hires “second in command”

WND – FBI report: ACORN ‘poverty pimpin” for Democrats

ThreatsWatch – Cornerstones

CNBC – More Than 6,000 Lawsuits Filed Against BP (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

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‘For Neda’ Premieres in HBO’s Documentary Films Summer Series

Premiering this coming Monday, June 14th at 9 PM ET on HBO.


For Neda chronicles the life and death of Neda Agha Soltan during protests which followed the June 20th, 2009 protests of the presidential elections in Iran. Within minutes, Neda became a symbol of the up-rising and hope for the Iranian people when the footage of her death quickly spread among social media lines. Soon, the world turned its eyes to the protest due to the testament and symbolic death of this heroic woman.

The film explores the Iranian struggle through interviews of those closest to Neda and the tragic incidents surrounding her death. It reveals the impact of an interconnected media world which includes the homespun authorities that brought her story to light. For Neda premieres as the third in the HBO Documentary Films Summer Series. A new documentary airs weekly on Monday nights through August 9th.

Thanks to Kate at HBO for the heads up…


The Jews, The Jews

By: RadicalRon

A little red meat for the Jew-haters to snarl and snort over as they get ready for the weekend.

Photo courtesy of the Terezín Memorial

43 states agree on property restitution to Holocaust victims

{CTK) – Forty-three countries have agreed in Prague on a set of recommendations concerning the restitution of the property of Holocaust victims and other victims of Nazi persecution that Czech PM Jan Fischer and U.S. Department of State adviser for Holocaust assets Stuart Eizenstat presented yesterday.

The document recommends the principles the restitution and compensation for the property of the Jewish victims of the Nazi persecution should be based on.

The states express in it their willingness to consider working out national programme and legislation on the still open restitution issues.

The recommendations concern not only the synagogues, cemeteries, schools and other buildings that served religious purposes before the Nazis confiscated them in 1933-1945, but also private real estate, Eizenstat said.

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Glenn Beck’s upcoming thriller ‘The Overton Window’ Trailer

Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot

From The Radio Patriot:

These words are from the pen of Rudyard Kipling. And Glenn does a masterful job of explaining it in the context of today. Perfection!

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!