“Lebanon” is mentioned in the Bible; it is one of the few existing countries with a proper Hebrew name. Moreover, the name has been properly derived from a Semitic root—L.B.N.—which refers to the color white. Years before European Empires robbed the symbolism of this color, it referred to the whiteness of Mount Lebanon. Spoiling the European feast, in Eastern Asia white denotes death; funerals there are sparkling white.
Integrity, authenticity and longevity are “OLD SCHOOL” values. Yankee Medic Records motto is “Old School rules with high-tech tools.” No one personifies this better than veteran tunesmith LEM GENOVESE.
In May 2013, one can’t help but watch astonished a media attack conducted by the State of Israel on the Church of Scotland. On May 22, Israeli newspaper Haaretz—the unofficial Voice of the Shin Beth secret police—published an opinion article by Ben Cohen, titled “The Church of Scotland’s parody of Judaism.”
I grew up next to the Jordan River. Its western bank had a minefield blocking access to the river, denying even stolen glimpses at its historic waters. Nearby, our kibbutz was surrounded by several concentric circles of barbed wire; landmines had been laid in between them.
I can’t imagine the Indian government attempting to change the value of a mathematical constant by law. They are too civilized for that. This type of legislation is restricted to colonizers. Indiana legislated in 1897 what is known as the Indiana Pi Bill
One of the emails I stopped answering are those asking “if you are a political prisoner of Bolivia, how can you keep publishing?” The second type I seldom answer claims that Evo Morales is a hero of international green movements and thus my claims against his ruthless regime cannot be true; if Bolivians would hear about this international image of Morales, they would be rolling on the floor, laughing harder than ever before.
Every so often we come across a secular Jewish ‘anti’ Zionist’ who argues that Zionism is not Judaism and vice versa. Interestingly enough, I have just come across an invaluable text that illuminates this question from a rabbinical perspective.
Keeping the semantics adopted by the abovementioned Hebrew newspaper, “moshav” can be defined as a “soft-kibbutz.” It is a socialist settlement, but unlike kibbutzim, they kept two reactionary ideas: family and private ownership.
Israeli regime’s media outlets are blaming U.S. linguist Noam Chomsky for British physicist Stephen Hawking’s withdrawal from Israel’s Presidential Conference in protest of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Then Maziar Bahari came for me Maziar Bahari (L), Hamid Reza Emadi (R) — By Hamid Reza Emadi — Mr. Bahari managed to secure his own release while many others remained in detention, by fabricating stories and analyses against those whose rights he now claims to be defending. And ever since he was released, he’s [...]
Actor Morgan Freeman is under pressure to drop out of Canadian fundraiser for Israel Apartheid. Will the great American actor re-affirm his commitment to human rights or will he bow to Zionist pressure to look the other way?
One of the German security consultants told the Hack in The Box Conference that it is possible to hijack a plane using Android. A researcher, who has been working in IT industry for the last 11 years and is also a trained commercial pilot, pointed out that the security of both aviation computer systems and communication protocols was very vulnerable.
The condition of society in the 21st century has a pronounced fear of individual freedom. The relevance of Sartre’s philosophy remains intact because we desperately need a counterweight to a world that promotes dictatorial compliance.
cascadedavid: Is it considered paying if you're just buying furniture at an inflated price? ;)
Allesandro: I know it's Memorial Day and I do honor the troops, but let's keep in mind that Bush 2 deliberately destroyed the economy in 2001 in order to force the ...
shirlz: ha! Apologies if my comment came off as contemptuous. I wasn't being sarcastic Mr Duff! I did mean it in the best way! ;)
Gerry Kraut: And I am going to nuke my Internet provider and claim uncle Wolfgang did it. All I want is peace.
Preston James, Ph.D: Another grandslam homerun by VT Senior Editor Gordon Duff. Best summary of what is actually happening in Syria so far available. The big question remains whether or not Syria is ...