01 Feb 2015

NFL’s brain injury scandal and 3 changes needed now

Hey it’s Super Concussion Sunday so listen up couch potatoes! The science says the NFL can probably solve much, maybe most of its massive and immoral brain injury problem, but for whatever reason — arrogance? — it is dragging its feet and mostly refusing to do so. The game will

31 Aug 2014

How China Views the Ukraine Conflict

Thought better of adding the following analysis under this USA Today piece, just another in the mountain of ‘The Russians are invading!” entries in the Western propaganda sweepstakes: Yawn … for months there has been large-scale and official U.S. and NATO assistance to Ukraine’s military and large-scale unofficial Russian assistance

24 Aug 2014

Gaza Conflict Dead: 2,126 Palestinians; 68 Israelis*; Rachel Corrie’s Mom Says “Block the Boat!”

Palestinian health officials say 2,114 people, most of them civilians and more than 400 of them children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since July 8, when Israel launched an offensive with the declared aim of ending Palestinian rocket fire into its territory. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and four civilians

21 Aug 2014

Gaza Conflict Killing: Now 2,078 Palestinians (about 1,788 Civilians), 67 Israelis (3 Civilians)

"From #Ferguson to #Gaza, intifada intifada." – Yesterday during the March for Palestine in NYC. #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/76YiXL26oR — Jenna Pope (@JennaBPope) August 21, 2014 Yeah, still happening, still heart-rending. Reuters reports: Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8 … Gaza health officials say 2,066 Palestinians, most of them

11 Aug 2014

Gaza Death Toll: 1,948 Palestinians (86% Civilians), 67 Israelis (4.5% Civilians); Human Rights Groups Condemn Ban ki-Moon

Because the mainstream media has become a bizarro world of real incompetence and pro-Israel bias, the UN’s reasonably straightforward approximation of the percentage of civilians killed in the Gaza conflict has gotten severely mangled in severely Israel-friendly ways. Here’s UN OCHA’s latest report on Gaza human rights tragedy (PDF file):

06 Aug 2014

86% of Gaza Dead Were Civilians (Believe the UN, Not NY Times’ Jodi Rudoren)

As a pro-Israel propagandist, what would you do if the UN had just announced that 86% of those killed by Israel in its ‘war’ on Gaza were civilians? Would you: 1) Report the facts grudgingly but honestly. 2) Pretend the UN numbers don’t exist. 3) Misreport and slant the UN

04 Aug 2014

1,843 Palestinians, 67 *Israelis Killed in Gaza Conflict; Boycott Israel (BDS) Now More than Ever

https://twitter.com/DShalab/status/495710959311155200 Gaza officials say 1,831 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and more than a quarter of the impoverished enclave’s 1.8 million residents displaced. As many as 3,000 Palestinian homes have been destroyed or damaged. Israel has lost 64 soldiers in combat and three civilians to Palestinian cross-border

02 Aug 2014

1,662 Palestinians, 66 Israelis* Dead As Obama, Ban Ki-Moon, Media Create Gaza ‘Reality’

#Gaza: Despite tremendous efforts, we estimate that each person in our shelters has less than 3 liters of water/day. pic.twitter.com/D1FIOV7jbI — UNRWA (@UNRWA) August 2, 2014 Some 1,650 Palestinians have been killed and more than 8,000 injured in the 26 days since the conflict started, according to the Gazan health

31 Jul 2014

Gaza Conflict: 72-Hour Ceasefire Fails; 1451 Palestinians, 59 Israelis Dead

Ban Ki-moon condemns #Gaza school attack, demands accountability & justice. More updates: http://t.co/WiohNZsvZ5 pic.twitter.com/GmsI1KHYyc — United Nations (@UN) July 31, 2014 According to Al Jazeera, “Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip, Sami Abu Zuhri, tells AJE that Hamas and all factions in Gaza agree to the United Nations ceasefire for

30 Jul 2014

U.S. Supplies the Munitions, Israel the Carnage: 1,371 Palestinians, 59 Israelis Die in Gaza Conflict

Seven journalists and media workers killed, four media centers targeted by Israel in Gaza http://t.co/DRPG7nTCIN pic.twitter.com/YFcj9COlwt — Electronic Intifada (@intifada) July 31, 2014 Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street