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BBC WS radio’s ‘balanced’ account of the Six Day War excludes Israelis

BBC Watch

Listeners to the June 14th edition of the BBC World Service radio programme ‘The History Hour’ were told by presenter Max Pearson that the next broadcast would include “the Israeli view” of the Six Day War.

“…we’re going to take a close look at one of the twentieth century’s defining events in the Middle East. In 1967 what quickly became known as the Six Day War broke out between Israel and the armed forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. It resulted in a rapid redrawing of the region’s de facto borders and a significant humiliation for the Arab powers. Of course this is a deeply controversial topic with highly charged views on both sides. So, for obvious reasons, we’re going to hear from both sides – next week: the Israeli view. But right now Louise Hidalgo hears from two Palestinians about their memories of that time.”

However, by the time “next…

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How Complicated is Too Complicated?

Eric Linus Kaplan

7)If it’s too simple it’s boring

6)If it’s too complicated it’s chaotic

5)If it’s the right degree of complicated you see the simple rules behind the complexity but your mind is overwhelmed by multiple ways those simple rules generate forms.

4)Like life itself

3)Wallace Stevens says the poem must resist the intelligence almost successfuly.  This experience of the mind’s power on the brink of being overwhelmed is the only experience of transcendence we ever have.  So we should be happy with it.

2)Like life itself

1)How can you tell the difference between being overwhelmed by complexity and just being confused?

0)If you find that the effort to overcome the complexity outside yourself and reduce it to simple rules creates a functional harmony within yourself, you’re good.

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Quebec Liberals move to force chains with English names to put French on their signs

bh yep nothing else to do in quiet month of june to cause a economic storm

Barack Obama Frees High Level Al Qaeda Terrorist Who Wrote Osama Bin Laden Fatwas



by Daniel Greenfield // Among the latest six Jihadis freed by Obama from Gitmo as part of his mission is Saad Masir Mukbl al Azani.

There are obvious reasons for freeing Saad

1. He was identified as a high level Al Qaeda member by other captured terrorists.

2. He issued fatwas while allegedly sitting on the fatwa committee with Osama bin Laden’s religious advisor. That may sound non-violent to the religion of peace types, but it meant he was providing the rationale for terrorist attacks.

3. He helped indoctrinate Al Qaeda terrorists by teaching them the Koran.

I’m sure that being loose he will in no way go back to his old job. While Obama’s mouth makes noises about ‘countering violent extremism’, he keeps sending experienced leaders right back to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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BBC claims about 2014 Gaza power plant incident shown to be false

BBC Watch

h/t EoZ

On page 169 of the recently released MFA report on Operation Protective Edge we find the following:

“Even when munitions directed at military targets unintentionally hit civilian objects, the collateral damage caused does not by itself render the attack unlawful. Such was the case with the IDF tank shells that on July 29 unfortunately missed their intended target and hit fuel tanks serving Gaza’s power plant (but not the power plant itself). In this incident, IDF tank forces had legitimately directed an attack against several individuals who were believed to be carrying anti-tank rockets intended for immediate use.” [emphasis added]Power plant Morris and Patience 2

As readers may recall, BBC audiences received extensive coverage of that incident –and whilst the all-important context of the legitimate military target was not available at the time, BBC reporters did not hesitate to convey their own speculations on its background, as shown in the couple of…

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Survival rates for CF patients after lung transplants encouraging

Louvre Museum in Paris refuses to book Israeli art students’ visit, cites “lack of space”

Canadian Holocaust survivors plead for return of European property

This New Spot Might Be MTL’s Hottest Spot To Sit In MTL Right Now


Taking a seat at a hot location is hard to do sometimes. Sitting is something everyone likes to do. Share this article if you agree.

Located in the heart of the Mile-End (also known as Petite-Toronto), on the corner of THE MAIN and Saint-Viatour Streets, this seating spot is not only eco-friendly (it’s made out of a big container for trains) but it is also tasteful and artsy. At SoooMTL, we LOVE the arts!

No drinking or smoking is allowed on this sweet, sweet spot, but it’s a really nice place to take a seat and watch cars, buses and also trucks go by!

Photo cred: Chad's Canon Rebel Photo cred: Chad’s Canon Rebel

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