Gil Friend: Strategic Sustainability, and other worthy themes of our time
The Lebanese parliament angered human rights organisations when it passed a law a year ago banning Palestinians from acquiring property in Lebanon. The 376,000 Palestinian refugees living in wretched conditions in a dozen camps across Lebanon are subject to severe discrimination by the authorities, for fear that if they settle in the country they will upset its delicate religious balance. They are also barred from practising some 60 jobs, bringing construction materials into their camps or having hospital treatment without advance payment or a guarantee from the UN Palestinian refugee agency that it will cover the cost.
I'm waiting with baited breath for the cries of racism, the demonstrations, the academic boycotts.... [Judith Weiss, Kesher]
One more from Kesher:
"We will use the skulls of Zion's sons to build a bridge to Heaven.": That is "militant group" Hamas' latest slogan.
Joy to the world...
Nicholas Monahan: It's seemingly becoming the norm in America - lies and deliberate distortions on the part of those in power, no matter how much or how little power they actually wield. [Adam Curry's Weblog]
You'd think people would know by now that it's not, uh, prudent, to yell at airport security people. OTOH, when they handle and humiliate your near-to-term pregnant wife, calm and discretion may falter.
So apparently, can the good sense, and sense of proportion, of those charged with our protection.
Thomas Jefferson is smiling