Palestinians & Egyptians upset they were ripped off by each other

This is too funny.

Well…the Palestinian/Israeli conflict isn’t funny, really, but this little story is.

Apparently when masked gunmen blew up a wall in the Gaza Strip that had kept Palestinians in place, allowing them easy entry into Egypt, they took money with them to buy non-essential items that Israel had banned them from buying. Shopkeepers on the Egypt side were only too happy to sell them whatever they liked, and all of this led to a few problems for the shopkeepers, local shoppers and the Palestinian visitors:

  1. The local folks complained that everything had sold out and prices shot up because of supply and demand.
  2. The visiting Palestinians complained that the shopkeepers had sold foods that were past their expiration date (this happens in the UK, too, mostly with Asian/Middle Eastern shopkeepers, but at least they’re marked ‘out of date’)
  3. and finally, the shopkeepers complained that the Palestinians had used counterfeit money to buy the expired foods.

This little tidbit comes from Israel Today, a site that apparently takes the joy of confining people in a dusty, rock-strewn cage and seeing what happens, then reporting on it to the rest of the world.

University of Kansas to Teach ‘Intelligent Design’ as Myth

Heh. Cool.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Creationism and intelligent design are going to be studied at the University of Kansas, but not in the way advocated by opponents of the theory of evolution.

A course being offered next semester by the university religious studies department is titled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.”

“The KU faculty has had enough,” said Paul Mirecki, department chairman.

“Creationism is mythology,” Mirecki said. “Intelligent design is mythology. It’s not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not.”

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/ap_051122_id_myth.html 

Zeitgeist: must-see movie

This is a truly moving documentary that challenges us to question the popular and common beliefs that we have. People like to feel safe in their protective bubble and just move along in their little rat maze, while others want to know what is on the other side of the maze wall. The guys who made this documentary wanted to fly out of the maze and jump into the face of the people watching!

The documentary exposes three invasive things that affect everyone, especially people in America, right now: the origins of our modern religions, the 9/11 conspiracy, and the background of the dominating war industry.

The first part of this documentary, just 26 minutes long, explains and proves that the ‘Bible’ is nothing more than an astrotheological literary hybrid.

“The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.” -Thomas Paine

Watch it for free here, courtesy of Google Video

If you thought ‘The Passion of the Christ’ would test your faith, that was nothing. A speck of dirt compared to this thing. From the very beginning, it explains that the stories of Jesus of Nazareth are just copies and plagiarism of many many prophets and saviors stretching back to thousands of years ago, starting with the sun worship of the Egyptians, who probably copied their belief from someone else. Proof after proof, and example after example follow. It’s not just Christianity – ancient Greek and Roman religions, Paganism, Eastern religions and more all follow the same formula of astrological symbology, specific number sequences and more.

Seriously – if you put all your faith into a book you call the bible, doesn’t it make sense to find out where it comes from?

Things like this may challenge how you think, but if you close your eyes and your ears and just follow what you’ve been taught since birth, how strong is that belief, really?

…following on from this questioning of common popular belief, the documentary moves to 9/11.

I know what you’re thinking!

‘9/11 – it’s been discussed so much! Why go over it again and again?’

For the first several minutes of part 2, Zeitgeist goes over many of the plot points that (what we can only call) conspiracy theorists go over, and what we’ve all heard before: the Pentagon wasn’t hit by a plane and the FBI refuses to release survellance video footage from the surrounding buildings, 6 of the 19 supposed hijackers are still alive, no plane debris or bodies were found at the Pentagon or Flight 93 crash sites, etc. This is all pretty damn suspicious, of course!

From 14:15 into the second part (link here), the documentary goes into further detail, stuff I didn’t even know about. Evidence of thermite use, an explosive used in demolition, was found at the World Trade Center site. Pools of molten metal were found under the WTC buildings at temperatures higher than jet fuel can even burn. The center support columns were slash-cut, just like demolition crews do for buildings – how could randomly falling debris do that? The WTC buildings fell at free-fall speeds, as fast as a billiard ball dropped from the top of the buildings – as if the supports were removed in a controlled demolition. Multiple videos of WTC 7 collapsing show the distinctive center crumple of a building that is being demolished so that it doesn’t damage other buildings. The official 911 Commission documents don’t mention many of these things. Sound like the Warren report to you? How can the 911 Commission say the funding of the terrorists wasn’t significant? Why didn’t Bush and Cheney

Hey – I was kind of a skeptic before because the evidence didn’t seem to be there, but now…I’m pretty convinced. I’ll be checking out more of this stuff to help fully convince me – which is the point of the documentary, to question and confirm for your own self what you believe.

The third part of Zeigeist goes into the background of the American banking and war industries, and finishes by tying these into the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (soon to be Iran). Anyone who’s looked into the sinking of the Lusitania and how it provoked America to join WWI, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into WWII, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and how it got America into Vietnam, won’t be surprised how 9/11 has gotten America into two, soon to be three wars that no one wanted in the first place. Anyone who is familar with Hitler’s rise to power know that he set fire to his own government buildings, blamed it on communists and had laws passed to protect the fatherland, which allowed him to stage wars with innocent nations.

But think of this also: the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, the Military Tribunals Act, and other new laws put into place since 9/11 happened have destroyed American civil liberties and according to some people are putting the pieces together for the coming police state. Americans can’t fight back any more against what they think is wrong and inhumane.

Did you know that as an American, your home can be searched without a warrant and without you being present? You can be arrested with no charges revealed to you, held indefinitely (i.e., as long as the government wants), without access to a lawyer to help you? You can even be tortured legally. How to accomplish this laundry list of joydom? Just be suspected of being a terrorist.

“Oh, I don’t wear a turban or have a long beard so I don’t have to worry about that!” you might say.

Yet this is exactly the kind of thing the makers of Zeitgeist are encouraging people to break out of. So do give it a watch.