Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Respect People's Religious Beliefs. Why?

This is a re-up, the reason being, I have captured the clip and uploaded it to Youtube. It needed to be done, that which is depicted in just forty seconds of tape, is as priceless as it is unique, and thoroughly deserving of being preserved.

Pigs In Space, And The Rabbis Too

Whereas I try to treat all religions with equal contempt, I think this is a first for featuring the Jewish faith in these unhallowed pages.

Not by design that Judaism has previously slipped under the radar, unless of course I have subconsciously given them a free pass because I know I'm never going to get a Jew knocking at my door trying to sell me a Bible or their god.

That said, and perhaps after watching the forty second clip, you might agree with me that they are just as loopy and batshit crazy as all the rest of the nutters.

Flying rabbis fight swine flu

A group of rabbis and Jewish mystics have taken to the skies over Israel, praying and blowing ceremonial horns in a plane to ward off swine flu.

About 50 religious leaders circled over the country on Monday, chanting prayers and blowing horns, called shofars.

The flight's aim was "to stop the pandemic so people will stop dying from it", Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri was quoted as saying in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

The flu is often called simply "H1N1" in Israel, as pigs are seen as unclean.

Eating pork is banned under Jewish dietary laws.

According to Israel's health ministry, there have been more than 2,000 cases of swine flu in the country, with five fatalities so far.

"We are certain that, thanks to the prayer, the danger is already behind us," added Mr Batzri was quoted as saying.

Television footage showed rabbis in black hats rocking backwards and forwards as they read prayers from Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism which counts the singer Madonna among its devotees.

The shofar is the horn of a ram, and is used to mark major religious occasions in Judaism. BBC


Anonymous said...

The team of the Erasmus University Rotterdam made a genetically modified variant of the H5N1 bird flu virus that is very likely to be transmittable amongst humans.

The National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB) wants to prevent any data from the Dutch research becoming public. It fears that terrorists might use that information to develop a very dangerous virus.


Himself said...

It's all very scary stuff, my little chick a dee.

The Netherlands, a big poultry producer, if my memory serves me?

Anonymous said...

gender segregation


Himself said...

They don't all have a towel around the head, do they?


I'm not sure how to read this, what do you make of it?


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

H, if you are not sure how to read this, I wonder how on earth can I be sure. But since I like to improve my English skills I'll give it a try.

As for the link, is it a comment?

"But, every so often, they will add to the confusion by making commentary that questions the reliability of the cadaver dogs, and the integrity of Mr. Amaral."

I don’t see why that will add to the confusion? Just opinions, you cannot change facts, can you?

"... their purpose being to acquire ideas to manipulate the public, we should pay attention to those blogs whose motives are not quite clear, because these blogs usually reveal the upcoming strategy of the McCann team."

"upcoming strategy"?

I just think the McCanns are being used, too. They are not that important, practical though that Gerry loves to feel important.

Only my opinion of course.

"It would be interesting to explore the relationship between the government and the police"

I agree.

I hope my comment won’t add to confusion, that damned grammar. M

Himself said...

Will respond tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

"It would be interesting to explore the relationship between the government and the police"

"I agree".

As to avoid any misunderstandings, I mean in both countries.

Anonymous said...

"Oh no, says the chorus, people who know these things, experts, say that modern best practice is to give an abduction the widest publicity. Really? So Dr McCann just happened to know about this “modern best practice” on the night of May 3 when he started blabbing to the media did he? Why would that be?"

Himself said...

Yes, a good essay, I read it myself last night.

Anonymous said...

the deal

Anonymous said...

bait, cover, page 129, etc

Himself said...

I don't follow you?

Anonymous said...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews discuss limits to the Internet

Himself said...


Check out the dude singing at the end of the clip.

Anonymous said...

This train is bound for glory.

Himself said...

I was about to say, those little girls have it in a nutshell, they look totally pissed off with it all.

But they are not little girls are they? But they still looked pissed off, poor, abused little buggers.

Anonymous said...

Belgian health minister irked by Israel deputy minister's refusal to shake hands.


Himself said...


Anonymous said...


blood libel?

"Angelo’s is not the first baby to bleed to death as the result of a circumcision. Later this year a Salford midwife will be tried for the manslaughter of the baby Goodluck Caubergs who bled to death in 2012."

"Over the past decade, as stories of babies sickened after such circumcisions have come to light, ultra-Orthodox authorities have strongly defended the practice as a religious right."

"religious right", keep your paws off children, mutilate yourself.

Himself said...

First off, I have to declare myself pro-circumcision, for aesthetic and health reasons. Google HPV circumcision.

But as part of some outdated religious hocus pocus? not in a million years.

You may have to Google around, but there are some sects of Judaism, where the Rabbi sucks the penis of the baby after he's done his butchering of the child. How healthy is that?

I did cover "Blood Libel" in this Sarah Palin rant.


Himself said...

Dentist and shopping this afternoon.

Garden centre!

Anonymous said...

Well, I think we would have a problem if we had a son together. :)

Himself said...

I don't know about that, but I think it might be rather nice trying for one.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


There is hope, united by ritual slaughter and circumcision.

And support from the Green Party of course.

Himself said...

What was it the French magistrate said? You religious beliefs do not . . . .

It is today by the by, our local gala, floats and a fare and stuff.

They all line up outside my apartment before taking off.

Thinking about it, you have my address, put it into Google Earth if you have it installed, or type the postcode in this if you don't.

As you might imagine, my view is mighty.


A quick bite to eat, and then I must do.

Spag bol, housework, and other things!

Anonymous said...


Circumcision, the ultimate parenting dilemma.

"But how can the US paediatricians come to such different conclusions from their Dutch counterparts?"

Anonymous said...


Himself said...


Anonymous said...

@ 28 April 2012 11:58, 12:11 12:13
and the infamous page bewk

Himself said...

Good morning Maren,

Have you sent me the correct link?


Anonymous said...

Good morning H. Yes, I was referring to the ad from amazon.co.uk in that article, showing three books about "missing girls and evil men", one of them is Kate's bewk. Don't know if you see the same ad.

Anonymous said...

The McCann network aka Madeleine, "child porn icon", used to dismantle child porn rings.

"Dancing on their daughter's grave."

The twins growing up,learning the truth, is their biggest fear!
http://bit.ly/13pyywj, comment 2 (202)

Yes, from the very beginning. I would add "their only fear".


Anonymous said...


0:50 You mentioned Sean and Amelie (...)

The one and only real tears.

Himself said...

Different ads Chuck.

I hear you.

But I don't watch 'em on video.


No comment.


Himself said...


Hi Maren, I've found a new author, Chico Buarque.

A Brazilian, obviously a speaker of Portuguese. I only mention that because he writes in the style of Jose Saramago. Do you remember him, the guy who writes without line breaks or paragraphs.

Whether this is Buarque's normal style I wouldn't know, and again you might remember, not a style I'm fond of.

But for the book I'm reading, ‘Spilt Milk,’ it is the only style that it could be for it to work. 'It' being the rambling memories of a senile old man.

Up to press, I can't put the thing down, I hope it's all like that.

Topics to Make Brazil Squirm
‘Spilt Milk,’ by Chico Buarque


Anonymous said...

OT https://twitter.com/noegayle

"It's all about .."
God Bless


Anonymous said...

Good evening m’dear,

Yes, I do remember José Saramago.

Thanks for the link, seems like an interesting book Leite Derramado or Spilt Milk in English. Odd, the Dutch language version is titled Herinneringen aan Rio (Memories of Rio). Weirdos.

A translator is the mail horse of enlightenment. - Alexander Pushkin

Where is Nick Clegg when you need him?

I’d better read Spilt Milk, someday. M x


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Himself said...

Bonjour me lovely.

I stopped watching when yer man asked yer other man, to dumb it down for our "younger viewers."

Himself said...

And that report is eighteen months ago.