Monday 31 December 2012


December 27, 2012

There is plenty of evidence that the earth is actually flat. I have personally driven on route 66 out west and noted that the road is perfectly flat and runs in a straight line.

Those pictures you see of the globelike earth allegedly taken from the moon are fake, as was the fraudulent moon landing in 1969, which was actually filmed in Arizona.

The round earth fraud was fabricated many centuries ago by Muslim extremists named Galileo and Copernicus, both of whom became Catholics to conceal their nefarious activities.

More recently their heirs and successors established Sharia law in New Mexico in a town called Roswell, covering up their subversions by pretending to be aliens from outer space.

Today’s Muslims think that demonstrating that the earth is round and orbits around the sun will disorient patriotic Americans who can find no evidence of that in the Bible, causing them to give up their guns and making the United States vulnerable to attack by the Iranian army, which is well known to possess weapons of mass destruction as well as powerful gliders that can cross the Atlantic Ocean and deliver bombs with surgical precision.

Flat Earthers do not want to see the smoking gun become a mushroom cloud.

Many other people know that the earth is flat, though few are willing to admit publicly that it is so for fear of dreadful punishment by the Muslim extremists, who were recently detected introducing Sharia law in Oklahoma so they can close all the churches; reestablish the Caliphate; start chopping off hands and feet; and ban pork products, alcohol and public education for women.

Those who subscribe to the Flat Earth concept understand that if we succeed in creating a national Flat Earth consensus a lot of other good things will come along with it so they persevere in spite of the danger.

Flat Earthers believe in a number of things that appear to defy logic, but they know that they will eventually be proven right. They have several sacred texts that are linked to their beliefs. The most venerable is James Ussher’s The Annals of the World, written in 1658, which determined that the world was created on Sunday, October 23rd, 4004 BC.

Ussher was the Archbishop of Armagh and the Protestant Prelate of all Ireland, so he certainly knew what he was writing about. He was probably the first genuine Flat Earther and if he were around today he would no doubt be able to prove that all those fossils of dinosaurs lying around are fake and were planted by the Muslim extremists, who themselves have a calendar that begins in 622 A.D. with no fixed date for the creation of the world because of their heathenish ignorance of the theological importance of such a number.

Flat Earthers are not afraid to take political positions. A recent holy text is called The Tea Party Goes to Washington, which was written by Senator Rand Paul, or possibly with the considerable assistance of someone else who actually penned it for him after translating it from the original Aramaic.

Flat Earth scholars are divided in their opinions. Rand has promised that everything will change for the better after health care is abolished and government attempts to adopt new standards for light bulbs and washing machines are abandoned. At that point, universal Flat Earth can be proclaimed, but Rand later amended his view to indicate that it might take a while and a few compromises will have to be made along the way.

He explained that it is important to have the Republican Party really like you first, just as it graciously came around to celebrate his father after first banning most of his convention delegates on procedural grounds. Ron Paul was subsequently honored with a three minute and forty second video played at a time when the convention hall was empty to commemorate his 22 years in politics.

Having suddenly discovered that there are Muslims in Oklahoma, Rand has decided that we Americans will have to deal with them firmly, first by cutting off all aid to Pakistan and other countries known to harbor cowardly extremists who reportedly do not like us very much because we have been blowing them up.

He has begun to waffle on the issue of aid to Israel, arguing that the problem is that the aid given to “unequivocal ally” Israel is actually less than that provided to all of Israel’s neighbors. It has possibly also been reported to Rand that the freedom loving Israelis really, genuinely, and sincerely appreciate our money. In fact, Rand will soon be traveling to Israel with his entire family to discover his “Judeo-Christian roots” and he will no doubt pick up a few pointers on what to do about Muslim extremists while he is there.

To make Benjamin Netanyahu like him even better Rand has voted in favor of sticking it to the Iranians with even more sanctions, a necessary move to enhance America’s security given all the WMDs and supersonic gliders that the Mullahs are known to possess.

The Flat Earthers acknowledge Rand as the anointed son of Ron, which he certainly is biologically speaking, though some dissidents within the movement admit that he seems to have lost a few marbles along the way. There is a vague recollection making the rounds suggesting that father Ron opposed sanctions on Iran and also objected to all foreign aid, even for Israel. Never fear, however, as marbles are regarded as purely tactical devices in Washington politics and they can be replaced or even discarded.

It is expected by Flat Earthers that Rand will get elected president in 2016 and will do all the great things that his father was unable to do, even if he has to make some sausage with cool guys like Senator Mitch McConnell to first demonstrate his seriousness.

Flat Earthers are reported to be divided on another political issue, but many believe that the next American Secretary of Defense will be a guy named Chuck Hagel, who once served as a Senator from Nebraska and who made the mistake of actually going off and fighting in the Vietnam War, where he was a brave soldier and got wounded. Everyone knows that all the smart guys in Washington carefully avoided that war, which would have interrupted their pursuit of advanced degrees at leading universities, degrees that later qualified them for all the top level positions at the Pentagon to keep out the riffraff like Hagel.

On really solid ground for a change, the Flat Earthers who like Hagel point out that he is nevertheless eminently well qualified for the job and that he would be putting American interests first, something that has not happened since Dwight Eisenhower was president.

They do note, however, that the appointment would require Commander in Chief Barack Obama to develop a spinal cord, something that similarly has not been observed in any president since Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy tried to develop one and was shot for his pains.

One Flat Earth historian also notes that a formidable organization called “The Lobby” has never lost a fight with an American president also since Eisenhower, making the Vegas line on Hagel something like 100 to 1 against. Nevertheless, Flat Earthers are optimistic that it will be different this time around, particularly if the Muslim extremists can be held in check in the Sooner State.

So Flat Earthers are anticipating another great year in 2013 as long as the economy doesn’t completely tank.

A world at peace except in a few places where it is necessary to show the ragheads what we mean, a really good Secretary of Defense instead of another timeserving lick-spittle political hack, and a presidential candidate in the offing who will really change things and make a difference as long as everyone is really patient and doesn’t expect too much. It only requires wanting it all real bad and believing to make it so. 

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Well-known religious businessman Moti Zisser predicted Saturday evening that Europe will unleash a second Holocaust ~ but this time, the victims will be Muslims, not Jews.

"I think another Holocaust is brewing in Europe," he told congregants at Bnei Brak's Heichal Shlomo synagogue, according to Maariv-NRG. "I said it five years ago and everyone laughed at me. Today nobody is laughing; today they only argue with me over when it will happen."

The entrepreneur, who has businesses in Israel as well as Poland and other European countries, explained that Muslims are increasingly gaining control of the European economy, and that the Europeans are bound to lash out at them. He said that he meets businessmen in Europe who ask him how he thinks the "Muslim problem can be solved."

"I would give you numbers regarding what is happening with Muslims in Europe," he said. "They control things that are in people's pockets. It is much more painful than with the Jews, and for this they killed six million Jews, so for the other things they will kill 60 million too."

"Don't get this wrong," he explained. "This continent knows full well where it is headed. Today there are cities in France with a Muslim majority that do not belong to the French. For those who don't know, the city of Marseilles, for instance, belongs to the Arabs. The new demon in Europe is the Muslims, and it is being built up just like the Jewish demon was built up at the start of the previous century."

"This new demon is being built in the way that Europe knows how to build and annihilate something when it is defending itself against it."

Zisser added that in Europe's eyes, Israel is an ally vis-à-vis the Muslim threat. That is why Israel need not be concerned about the European criticism of its policies in Jerusalem or elsewhere, he explained. On the contrary, he said, "If Israel knew how to take advantage" of the fact that it is perceived as an ally against the Muslims, "there is no doubt that this could give Israel great status in the big game in the next 50 or 100 years."


On Nittel Nacht ~ otherwise known to the world as Christmas Eve ~ Hasidic Jews believe that evil inclinations are at full force. In order to prevent any damages that may be caused from such phenomena, they abstain from learning Torah.

On Nittel Nacht ~ otherwise known to the world as Christmas Eve ~ Hasidic Jews believe that evil inclinations are at full force. In order to prevent any damages that may be caused from such phenomena, Hasidim refrain from learning Torah, so as not to let the demons gain merit from this deed, and abstain from fulfilling the mitzvah of being fruitful and multiplying.

No sexual relations.
On this night, Hasidim believe, the klipot ~ vessels, or manifestation of evil forces ~ become stronger. Sefer Haminhagim (The Book of Customs) teaches that most heretics who abandoned their faith and converted from Judaism were born after illegal coupling on the first Christian’s birthday.
Chess and card games.
On Nittel Nacht, Hasidim enjoy an experience that is quite rare in ultra-Orthodox daily life ~ extra free time. In the folklore that developed around Nittel Nacht, chess has become the traditional game of choice. There’s even a famous photo of the last Lubavitcher leader, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, playing a game of chess with his predecessor (though it’s not even clear that the picture was taken on Nittel Nacht). Others prefer to play card games, such as a Galicianer version of poker, or the Hungarian game “21.”
Ripping up toilet paper for Shabbat.
Some rebbes used to mark the Gentile holiday by ripping up toilet paper for every Shabbat for the rest of the year. This was not just a simple show of contempt for those who believe in the Holy Trinity ~ it was a serious show of contempt. The books of the kabbalah treat Christianity as waste detached from the nation of Israel. The custom of ripping toilet paper has only dwindled because now it’s possible to buy it pre-ripped. Other rebbes would take the opportunity to do their bills for the year, calculating how much they needed to put aside to fulfill the mitzvah of tithing.
There were pogroms anyway. There are a few reasons behind the unusual practice of not studying Torah on Nittel Nacht:
~ According to the most practical explanation, on Christmas Eve the Jews had to close the synagogues and places of worship, and to turn off the lights in their houses, out of fear of pogroms. With time, the obligation not to study the Torah turned into an ideology.

~ As this is a day of mourning on the day of the birth of the same man, a sort of Tisha B’Av of the winter, as on Tisha B’Av, studying on this day is not allowed. Why, then, did the Hasidim refrain from fasting and wearing sackcloth and ashes? Maybe for the same reason that they kept Nittel a hidden secret: for fear of the anger of the Gentiles.

~Jesus, so it is told in the Sanhedrin tractate, was one of Rabbi Joshua ben Parchia’s students. The prohibition of studying is also meant to prevent the remembering of his right to study on that day, and in order that his soul does not gain a speck of transcendence after death.
Herzl didn’t say.
Over the years, the Hasidim developed a genre of Nittel jokes. For example: A Hasidic rabbi was asked to eulogize Herzl. After thinking on it briefly, he came up with three virtues: Herzl never spoke when putting on tefillin, he never thought about religious law in dirty places, and he never dealt with the Torah on Nittel. Another joke tells the story of a man who was asked why he does not stop studying Torah on Nittel Nacht. “I keep the Nittel according to the Armenian Christmas,” he answered.
Orthodox Nittel.
The fact that the Greek-Orthodox and the Russian Church celebrate Christmas on January 6 causes some confusion among the Hasidim. It turns out that this doesn’t entitle them to two Nittels, and the instruction is that everyone should mark Nittel on the same day that Christmas is celebrated in their country of origin. The Galicians do this on January 6. The Belz Hassidim do it on January 5, and it is not clear why. In the U.S., according to the decision by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Nittel must be marked on the night between December 24 and 25.
The klipot are out of control.
There are those who are sure that there is no need to mark Nittel Nacht in Israel because of the holiness of the land. Rabbi Mordechai of the Slonim also ruled that in Israel the klipot are out of control, even in Jerusalem, where there are many churches. Despite this, the Lithuanians and the Sephardis did not adopt the custom, and study the Torah every day, including on Nittel.
Jews aren’t allowed to learn.
The origin of the name Nittel is unclear. The best explanation, even if it is not the most convincing, is that it is the initials for the Yiddish for “Jews are not allowed to learn.” According to Wikipedia, “The name has its origins in the name given to Christmas in Latin in the Middle Ages ~ Natal Domini ~ the birth of the Lord (in ancient Latin ~ Dies Natalis, the day of the birth). An explanation given by the Shas journal Yom Leyom is that this is a confusion of the Latin name for Sylvester night, Natlus, although Nittel Nacht actually takes place at Christmas. The journal of Agudat Yisrael, Hamodia, provides another possible explanation, and reveals new information on the way that Christ was put to death: “As they did not want to say the name of that same man, the name of the wicked shall rot, they called him the hung man, as he was killed and hung from a tree.”
Remembering to hate the goy.
There is something strange in the abstention from Torah study precisely on the night in which the powers of evil are strengthening. And indeed, Torah study is apparently, according to Haredi Jews, the best answer for this. The Nittel Nacht is actually a night of remembrance of the persecution of the Jews by the Christians and the night in which it is remembered to hate them, therefore the rest of the details aren’t so important. And as the Lithuanians say, Hasidic Jews will never give up an opportunity to cancel Torah study.


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December 30, 2012

The phrase isn't new. Here's how it traveled from speculation about a western movie in 1966 to become shorthand for Washington's current budget crisis. posted Dec 29, 2012 6:51pm EST

The "fiscal cliff" was born in 1966, in an article about the classic western, "Mackenna's Gold."

In a 1966 Film Daily article discussing where MacKenna's Gold would be filmed ~ the United States or Spain ~ the term "fiscal cliff" first appeared in print, and it had nothing to do with the United States budget.

"To runaway or not to runaway," read the article. "That was the question yesterday as writer-producer Carl Foreman presented Hollywood with a fiscal cliff-hanger awaiting [a] final decision next week on whether Foreman's projected $5,000,000 Western epic, 'Mackenna's Gold,' shall be filmed in the United States or in Spain."

A version of the term next appeared a year later in 1967, this time referring to the federal budget.

Richard Spong, a writer for Editorial Research Reports, the periodical now known as CQ Researcher, wrote a piece headlined "The Fiscal Cliff-Hanger" on June 26, 1967. The article, discussing funds to be appropriated by Congress at the close of the fiscal year, appeared in the Ohio daily, the Youngstown Vindicator. Whether Spong or the Vindicator penned the fateful headline remains unknown.

It came back in a 1975 headline.
Printed on May 13, 1975 in the Milwaukee Sentinel, the term was used in the way readers are meant to understand it today ~ to describe an impending financial crisis, in this case, in New York City.

In 2003, Senator Kent Conrad said President Bush's tax cuts would "take this country right over the fiscal cliff."

In an effort to fight President George W. Bush's tax cut package, the Democrat from North Dakota took to the Senate floor to tell colleagues he couldn't "think of anything more irresponsible than enacting this plan," Conrad said on March 13, 2003.
"If Congress were to actually adopt the plan before us, it would plunge the country off a fiscal cliff and threaten the education of our children, the financial security of our seniors, the stability of our economy, and the ultimate strength of our nation."
Two months later, on July 15, Sen. Conrad was featured in a piece on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" about the deficit.
"The fact is, he's taking us right over the cliff, right over the fiscal cliff," said Conrad of President Bush.
The line would stick. Conrad ~ then a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, which he would go on to chair ~ would use the "fiscal cliff" term on the Senate Floor in September, arguing that Bush's economic policies were
"taking this country right over the fiscal cliff."

And in February of 2004, Conrad warned then-director of the Office of Management and Budget, Joshua Bolten, that "the overall budget is increasing, spending is increasing, and we've got record deficits now," said the Senator.

"It doesn't add up. If we're honest, we know it doesn't add up. It doesn't come close to adding up, and he's got us heading to the fiscal cliff."

Paul Ryan liked the term, too. The GOP budget maven started using it as early as 2010 ~ to make a different point.

At a White House-hosted bipartisan meeting on health care legislation, Congressman Paul Ryan told President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden,
"Look, we agree on the problem here, and the problem is [that] health inflation is driving us off a fiscal cliff. Mr. President, you said health care reform is budget reform. You're right. We agree with that," said Ryan, at the Feb. 25 meeting.
He used the phrase again that year in a Sept. 13 interview with Charlie Rose, saying,
"We are walking off a fiscal cliff in this country. We have a debt that is exploding."
But the "fiscal cliff" we're hearing so much about today began with Ben Bernanke.

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, was the first to use the term "fiscal cliff" to characterize the spending cuts and tax increases that will go into place if Congress does not reach a deal by the end of this year.
"You also have to protect the recovery in the near-term," Bernanke said, testifying before the House Committee on Financial Services on Feb. 23, 2012.
"There's gonna be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. I hope that Congress will look at that and figure out ways to achieve the same long-run fiscal improvement without having it happen all at one date."
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Colorado Democrat, questioned Bernanke on his choice of words at the hearing.

"If I'm not mistaken, you called it a fiscal cliff ~ I'm not sure I'd say that," said Perlmutter. "It's the Bush tax cuts expire, so revenue increases, and the sequestration or the budget cuts kick in."

The idea of a "cliff," Bernanke suggested, referred to fact that the budgetary measures would happen all at once. "You can get the same pay-down, the same long-term benefits, but just a little more gradually," he said.

From there, the term spread across Twitter ~ first as a notable Bernanke quote.
Bernanke warns lawmakers nation headed for 'massive fiscal cliff'...
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Bernanke warns again of "fiscal cliff" at year's end. "There is some scope for bargaining within the Congress," he gently suggests.
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Bernanke warns lawmakers country headed for 'massive fiscal cliff' #economy
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#Obamanomics: Fed boss warns of 'massive fiscal cliff'- #tcot
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Then, some attention by big names in finance helped give the term its own legs.

Alan Blinder: The U.S. Cruises Toward a 2013 Fiscal Cliff: As tax cuts expire and spending falls, the economy wi...
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Michelle Meyer on the imminent fiscal cliff.
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Richard Koo On The 'Temporary' Period Of Good Data, And The Economy's Upcoming Fiscal Cliff
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By April, it was the cool new thing.
'fiscal cliff' is the new 'kicking the can down the road'
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It was still prefaced often by a cautionary "so-called," for readers who maybe didn't know the phrase. 

Bowles-Simpson back on table as lawmakers approach the so-called "fiscal cliff" - Read:
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But by the end of the year, everyone knew it. "Fiscal cliff" was hitting Twitter at an average of 234,000 tweets per week by December.

The phrase has been tweeted about 1,786,000 times, according to the Twitter analytics site, Topsy.