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GEO takes on Harmondsworth

By Melvyn Kohn, July 5, 2009

It's been a while since I posted. Truth to tell I just forgot my password, then I found it on some old slip of paper. So good to be back on this site. I am also back in New York. It is hot today, and rather relaxed, everyone was having a picnic yesterday for the 4th.
First thing I noticed was how expensive things are we take for granted in London. It took me an hour to find an internet cafe - Cyber

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Jewish candidate to combat anti-Semitic rants in North London

By Melvyn Kohn, March 17, 2009

The local elections are hotting up, to take place just after April Fools' Day. The Lib Dems, as usual, are using Israel as a political
issue, and so we are seeing more and more anti-Semitic leaflets in
Moslem neighbourhoods. I guess they don't have any other issues.

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Jewish environmentalists

By Melvyn Kohn, January 4, 2009

Today environmental activism is a trend. Which means, every idiot is about it, no matter how wacky their stance. In the '50s we had global warming scares, and images of the Empire State Building under water. Then it was global cooling, with images of the same under glaciers.
Then warming came back. Only to be replaced by the more vague 'climate change' slogan. Sorry, but all this is hard to buy when real science rebuts it. Read Piers Corbyn, not George Moonbat. Look at the recent studies showing MORE ice on the poles, and a COLDER Greenland.

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Searching for a balm in India, Pakistan and Kashmir

By Melvyn Kohn, December 1, 2008

This year was ending on a good note. But then someone had to spoil it by organising a terrorist attack in Mumbai. Obamamania gave way to funerals, after 10 or more baby faced young men went postal, as they say in the US, and killed some 200. Only one of them survived, and now he is crying for his life, maybe having second thoughts about the 70 virgins he will have to spend his eternity with. I'm glad he is alive, as he can now share his thoughts with the Indian intelligence services. We are already learning the where, when and how.

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Rebutting Daniel Finkelstein

By Melvyn Kohn, October 24, 2008

In this week's JC, Finkelstein writes that anti-Semitism is inherent in most people...it is, he asserts, a "deep-rooted human characteristic."
Hardly. It pops up here and there. Mainly, today, from radical Moslem groups and a few conspiracy theorists, led by the likes of Lyndon Larouche, who like to blame their financial woes on someone other than themselves (see previous post here).

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~Coat of Many Colours

By Melvyn Kohn, October 22, 2008

Joseph got in trouble for the coat his father wove him. Now a weaver of multi-coloured fabrics is in trouble; and not just one of many coloured fabrics, but one who uses many fibres - all eco-friendly plant fibres, so his work is not shatnel. He made it into the Guiness Book of Records for using the most number of fibres, 25 to be exact, they incuded hemp, mesta, waterweeds, hessian, banana, pineapple..yummy!

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First they came for the computer hackers, then they came for US members...

By Melvyn Kohn, October 17, 2008

Who? The US - that large nation across the pond. It started with Moslems and some rather dodgy bankers, then the completely innocent, then computer hackers who made fun of lax security at the Pentagon, now it is on to US - that is, United Synagogue - member Farshid Gillardian.
What? The new extradition arrangements, which do not demand real evidence, or apparently, real crimes to be committed - certainly not in Messrs. Norris' or Gillardian's cases. The former was not a JC story, but the latter was last week's front page.

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Wiping Israel off the map

By Melvyn Kohn, October 17, 2008

A story in the JC this week by Nathan Jafay was too important to appear on p. 21. Halal beer prominent placement than a story on Israel about to run out of water? OK, there is precedent for this; the Knesset ignores such a story year after year, so why give it any attention at all? The Kinneret is about to run so low that the red line has been crossed and the black line looms. No worries, folks, everything under control.The Talmud states that this lake, the lowest fresh water lake in the world is God's special delight, but so what?

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Note on John Reynolds

By Melvyn Kohn, October 17, 2008

Earlier this year I met John Reynolds. He spoke at a mostly Moslem gathering, and it was on the subject of usury, which they are against. Some quoted the Biblical injunction against it and also the one about the year of Jubilee. There was some amount of misunderstanding about these laws, but not my place at that time to start a discussion on Biblical law.

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Hurrah for the Hoopoe

By Melvyn Kohn, October 17, 2008

Upupa epops seems like the name of a 15th century Sephardic mime. It happens to be the Latin name for the national bird of Israel, the Hoopoe, which name is derived from the Greeks, who had a legend about King Tereus, who pursued his wives, the sisters Procne and Philomena with an axe, and for this was changed into a Hoopoe; I guess the Hellenic gods did not like axe murderers. In his metamorphosis the regent spent his time calling "Hoop - Hoop", presumably from the Greek "pou, pou", meaning, where, where?

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US to kidnap Briton in 2 weeks

By Melvyn Kohn, October 14, 2008

Jacqui Smith, the rather hapless Home Office Secretary who is noted for her off the wall views, decided to let the US take Gary McKinnon away. He has 2 weeks to launch a judicial review. The autistic former hacker, who got into Pentagon sites and humourously left notes telling them to clean up their security, is now clinically depressed. To make matters worse, the American hacker Kevin Poulsen only makes taunts on the Wired News site. McKinnon's mum, Janis Sharp, is ready to chain herself and her son to a fence to keep the Yanks from grabbing him.

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Kosher scapegoats: the Jews stole our money

By Melvyn Kohn, October 11, 2008

In yesterday's post I noted the articles in the JC about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories all over the internet in regards to the financial collapse. 24 hours later I have seen this is quite the case. Yesterday was also Black Friday; it seems every day of the week is the same, Black Monday, which is worse than the Black Monday of the '80s, Black Tuesday of which much the same is said, then there's Wednesday and Thursday coming along with their own doom and gloom. Expect Sarah Palin to cancel weekdays as they are a problem.

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Sarah Palin parodies herself

By Melvyn Kohn, October 11, 2008

In Wednesday's Times, Martin Samuel parodies Sarah Palin. Actually, he does no such thing, as he explains, comedians these days just quote her verbatim. This he does, giving her response to a question about the bailout:

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US snatch squads threaten Jewish man in London

By Melvyn Kohn, October 10, 2008

Years ago I went with a journalist from Schmoo and covered the Gary McKinnon case at Bow St Magistrates Court, where District Judge Nicholas Evans had just allowed the US to snatch Gary McKinnon, after he had gotten onto non-secured Pentagon websites and left messages telling them they were being foolish to leave them non-secured. Most governments would have appreciated the advice and in similar cases the hackers end up working for security firms, or working for Wired, which is what happened to Kevin Poulsen.

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Killing two fools with one stone

By Melvyn Kohn, October 3, 2008

Earlier this year I met Miriam Shaviv. Basically, she's a nice woman who has an innnate sense when something is wrong - and does not suffer fools gladly. So no surprise that this week she is on to B. Hussein Obama - she calls him a naif for his stance on Ahmadinejad. One could second her views for other reasons. Needless to say I am not anxious to have him move to DC. My previous post pointed out what a security nightmare that would be - every white supremacist in America with a gun - or a van full of them - out to kill him.

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Obama and the KKK

By Melvyn Kohn, September 30, 2008

In five weeks Americans will be punching their chads for a leader. Hopefully not too much will go wrong with the process, despite GOP
involvement in electronic voting machines, and a winner will emerge
unchallenged. If it is McCain, then at least we know what to expect.
I doubt it will be Cynthia McKinney, or some other fringe candidate,
but I would like to see the two party system broken just once. Let
them form a coalition government like so many other countries.
Hope and change are what we may have though, in other words, four years

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