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  1. On 2/7/2015 at 12:34 PM, Vagabond said:

    it's so good visually now too, i'm doing a rewatch and the early seasons just look amateur in comparison. this show's really up there with the sopranos et al. JJ totally made a deal with the investors between seasons 1 and 2.

    3 years later on the dot, I've been doing a rewatch and wow, the animation jump between season 3 and 4 and between 4 and 5 is incredible.

  2. I went to this brewery bar in Tel Aviv which had different stuff besides lager, lager, lager, maybe guiness, and it was very disappointing---brown ale with date syrup mucking it up, vanilla stout with cherry flavoring mucking it up, just a lot of beers with weird fruit flavors, not many regular ales, stouts, porters (altho maybe the american style IPAs were better).

  3. Aw, thanks! Yeah I think it's gonna work really well, we've been talking every day for I dunno, 7 or 8 months, we were video chatting for weeks before we met up (not the first time but you know, meeting at a bar in Israel one night is different from a week long trip) and the physical stuff was definitely very good.

    I would not hugely recommend Russia although if you're into skinny white girls and you have a western passport, why not. I mean, Moscow's cool, there's cool historical stuff, it's just not that cheap at all and the food/weather is not good.

  4. I'm in content marketing for a good sized startup. I had no real background in this stuff but I met someone at the company and I have a 4 year degree from an American school...started out as a freelancer for like two or three months, now I'm part time (which honestly is a great gig and in many ways better than a full time job). Basically in Israel, you want to work in tech and anything else is less than 10 dollars an hour...

  5. Sup nerds,

     

    here's a plot twist: things are going well and I'm pretty happy!

     

    I moved to Tel Aviv in september, found a good apartment by february (it takes a while here...), love my neighborhood, most likely getting a big promotion at work which I kind of don't want (it's going from part time for a great hourly rate to full time for a good Israeli rate but what would not be very good money in the states), depending on what happens at work finishing my MA next year, seeing an Israeli girl, learning some Hebrew...took Israeli citizenship in May and it feels like the best decision I ever made.

     

    Anyone who comes to Tel Aviv of course message me, I have a couch and so on.

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  6. Or maybe just maybe, labour has a Jew problem?

     

    1. The election to leader of the Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn:

      1. Presented a show on Press TV, Iran’s antisemitic propaganda channel.
      2. Was Patron of the “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” which fights for a boycott of Israel and which tolerates antisemitism within its ranks.
      3. Says that Hamas and Hezbollah are
        and to social and political justice.
      4. Jumped to the defence of antisemites, Raed Salah who indulged in medieval blood libel and Stephen Sizer who said that Israel was behind 9/11.
      5. Does not say anything when a 911 truther and associate of David Duke, who he’s sharing a platform with, defends Palestinian suicide bombing.
      6. Continued to support “Deir Yassin Remembered” even when it was well known that it was run by a Holocaust Denier.
      7. Agreed to speak alongside Carlos Latuff, 2nd prize winner in Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial cartoon competition.
      8. Agreed to speak alongside Azzam Tamimi, who said that he’d like to have been a suicide bomber against Israel.
      9. Addressed a LaRouche front organisation in Australia.
      10. Called for an official inquiry into “pro-Israel” influence in the Foreign Office.
      11. Celebrated the anniversary of the Iranian revolution at an event called to “commemorate the auspicious anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran”.
         

    [*]Norman Finkelstein’s cartoon depicting the ethnic cleansing of Israel and the ‘transportation’ of all Jews there to America was shared on Facebook by Naz Shah, who was to become a Labour MP and also by a number of Labour councillors including Blackburn mayor Salim Mulla, who also said that Israel was behind ISIS, and Ilyas Aziz who also posted images appearing to call for Jews to “stop drinking Gaza blood”.

    [*]Ken Livingstone:

    1. Said that Hitler supported Zionism. What better way to bait Jews than to compare them to Nazis?
    2. In 1982 the paper that Livingstone edited ran a cartoon depicting the Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, wearing a Nazi uniform and doing a straight-arm salute, standing on a pile of skulls.
    3. Hosted
      at City Hall. Qaradawi says that Hitler put the Jews in their place; he described the Holocaust as both exaggerated and also as divine punishment.
    4. On March 21 2012, a group of Jewish Labour supporters reported that at “various points in the discussion Ken used the words ‘Zionist’, ‘Jewish’ and ‘Israeli’, interchangeably, as if they meant the same, and did so in a pejorative manner.” Livingstone told the group that Jews are rich and so are not likely anyway to vote Labour.
    5. Ken Livingstone was paid to present a programme on Iran’s antisemitic propaganda channel, Press TV.
    6. Persistently put down a Jewish journalist by accusing him of being like a German war criminal.
       

    [*]A co-chair of Oxford University Labour Club resigned, saying that a ‘large proportion’ of members had ‘some kind of problem with Jews’. Jews were belittled by the epithet ‘Zios’ and taunted by the song: ‘Bombs over Tel Aviv’.

    [*]The election of Malia Bouattia as President of NUS. She supports the campaign of murder against Jewish civilians in Israel. She refers to a university with a strong Jewish society is a ‘Zionist outpost’. She talks about “mainstream Zionist-led media outlets”. She supports a boycott of Israel but of nowhere else.

    [*]John Mann, Chair of the All-Party Group against Antisemitism: “I’ve had a number of highly precise threats of violence. I’m going to report this to the police. They are threatening me with physical assault — ‘when I see you I will be punching you’ and worse than that. This shows the mind-set of the mob.”

    [*]Muhammed Butt, who is the Lead for Equalities at London Councils, shared a clip on social media that appeared to show a young girl from the Palestinian Authority in a conflict with an Israeli soldier. The clip was captioned at the bottom with the words, “Israel is a terrorist state like ISIS.”

    [*]Shah Hussain, a Labour councillor in Burnley, tweeted at Israeli footballer Yossi Benayoun: “you are a complete and utter plonker, you and your country doing the same thing Hitler did to ur race in ww2”.

    [*]Khadim Hussain, a Labour councillor and a former Lord Mayor of Bradford, resigned from the party after sharing a Facebook post that said: “Your school education system only tells you about Anne Frank and the six million Zionists that were killed by Hitler.”

    [*]John McAuliffe: “The Holocaust has been the most useful political tool of the Zionist government in Israel to establish a financial racket in the West, whereby Israel receives an unlimited sum for the duration of its existence.”

    [*]Gerry Downing called for Marxists to ‘address the Jewish question’.

    [*]In 2011, Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman turned to a neighbour on the Commons benches as pro-Israel MP Louise Ellman rose to speak and muttered: ‘Here we are, the Jews again’. He has a record of talking about the influence of ‘Jewish millionaires’ in UK politics and how the Israeli government exploits Holocaust guilt as justification for their murder of Palestinians.

    [*]In 2014, Vicki Kirby, a Labour Parliamentary candidate, was warned by the party for posting antisemitic tweets. ‘We invented Israel when saving them from Hitler, who now seems to be their teacher,’ she wrote. She also asked why ISIS was not attacking the ‘real oppressor’, ‘evil’ Israel. She also tweeted that Jews have “big noses” and “slaughter the oppressed”.

    [*]In 2011 Labour MP Paul Flynn had said that Matthew Gould, Britain’s first Jewish ambassador to Israel, had “divided loyalties”.

    [*]In 2003, Tam Dalyell, accused the Prime Minister Tony Blair of “being unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers”.

    [*]There are press reports that Labour has secretly suspended fifty more Labour members for issues connected with antisemitism.

    [*]Labour’s Murad Qureshi, who has already served 12 years on the London Assembly, re-tweeted the claim that Katie Hopkins “is proof positive you can get away with deeply offending anyone in this country as long as they’re not Jewish.”

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