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May 17, 2024

NETANYAHU'S WAR ON TRUTH Israel's Ruthless Propaganda Campaign to Dehumanize Palestinians


TWO WEEKS BEFORE Hamas commandos led a series of raids into Israel on October 7, Benjamin Netanyahu stood before an empty chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The Israeli prime minister brandished a map of what he promised could be the “New Middle East.” It depicted a state of Israel that stretched continuously from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. On this map, Gaza and the West Bank were erased. Palestinians did not exist.

“What a historic change for my country! You see, the land of Israel is situated on the crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe,” Netanyahu bellowed at a handful of spectators in the large hall, nearly all of whom were his loyalists or underlings. “For centuries, my country was repeatedly invaded by empires passing through it in their campaigns of plunder and conquest elsewhere. But today, as we tear down walls of enmity, Israel can become a bridge of peace and prosperity between these continents.”

Just as the Bush administration exploited the 9/11 attacks to justify a sweeping war in which it declared the world a battlefield, Netanyahu is using the horrors of October 7 to wage the crusade he’s been preparing for his entire political career. With his grip on power fading last fall, the October 7 attacks provided him with just the opportunity he needed, and he hitched his political survival to the war on Gaza and what could be his last chance to eliminate Israel’s Palestinian problem once and for all.

May 16, 2024

The San Francisco 49ers will play six prime-time games this season, it was announced Wednesday, as the 2024 NFL schedule

was released.

(Teams always play division rivals twice per year = 6 games, then add in the NFL's rotation of other division play: Niners will play the entire AFC East and the entire NFC North with a sprinkling of three other similar record teams from outside of those rotating divisions = 17 games total)

Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the 49ers were certain to be in the national spotlight again during the 2024 NFL season.

That much was made clear Wednesday, when the NFL announced its entire 2024 regular-season schedule.

The 49ers are scheduled to appear two times apiece on NBC’s "Sunday Night Football," ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" and Prime Video's "Thursday Night Football." San Francisco's six scheduled prime-time games include Thursday matchups against the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.

The 49ers’ most noteworthy road games are scheduled for back-to-back Sundays when they travel to Green Bay for a Nov. 24 game against the Packers at Lambeau Field, followed by a Dec. 1 trip to face the Buffalo Bills for their second "Sunday Night Football" appearance.

Those games -- especially in Buffalo for an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff -- have the potential for cold or inclement weather.

The 49ers’ first Sunday night game will take place Oct. 27 against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. The teams met on "Sunday Night Football" last season, too, and the 49ers came away with a 42-10 victory.

As previously announced, the 49ers will open the season on Monday night, Sept. 9, against Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets at Levi’s Stadium. They are scheduled to return to the Monday night stage in Week 17 (Dec. 30), when they will play host to the Detroit Lions.


Aug. 10-14: at Tennessee

Aug. 18: vs. New Orleans

Aug. 24-28: at Las Vegas

Regular season

Week 1: Monday, Sept. 9, vs N.Y. Jets, 5:15 p.m. PT (ESPN)

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, at Minnesota, 10 a.m. PT (CBS)

Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 22, at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, vs. New England, 1:05 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 10, at Seattle, 5:15 p.m. PT (Prime Video)

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, vs. Kansas City, 1:25 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 27, vs. Dallas, 5:20 p.m. PT (NBC)

Week 9: Bye week

Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 10, at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. PT (FOX)

Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, at Green Bay, 1:25 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, at Buffalo, 5:20 p.m. PT (NBC)

Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, vs. Chicago, 1:25 p.m. PT (FOX)

Week 15: Thursday, Dec. 12, vs. L.A. Rams, 5:15 p.m. PT (Prime Video)

Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, at Miami, 1:25 p.m. PT (CBS)

Week 17: Monday, Dec. 30, vs. Detroit, 5:15 p.m. PT (ESPN)

Week 18: Saturday, Jan. 4 or Sunday, Jan. 5, at Arizona, TBD



May 14, 2024

The United Nations on Monday clarified that the overall number of fatalities in Gaza tallied by the Ministry of Health

Source: CNN

The United Nations on Monday clarified that the overall number of fatalities in Gaza tallied by the Ministry of Health in Gaza remains unchanged, at more than 35,000, since the war broke out between Israel and Hamas on October 7.

According to Haq, the ministry published a breakdown for 24,686 fully identified deaths out of the total 34,622 fatalities recorded in Gaza as of April 30. The fully identified death toll comprises of 7,797 children, 4,959 women, 1,924 elderly, and 10,006 men, the UN spokesperson said, citing the Gaza health ministry.

The health authority in Gaza noted that the documentation process of casualties’ full identification details is still ongoing, Haq added.

Two officials from the Palestinian Ministry of Health have told CNN that although the ministry keeps a separate death toll for identified and unidentified individuals, the total number of people killed remains unchanged.

The total number of dead also does not include the approximately 10,000 people who are still missing and trapped under the rubble, the officials added.

Both the UN and US officials have previously appraised the figures from the Ministry of Health in Gaza as credible.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/13/middleeast/death-toll-gaza-fatalities-un-intl-latam/index.html

How very sad.

And then, how many times were we told that you can't trust Hamas' death count? I think it's very clear who has been the most honest about this issue - and probably whole host of others.

We should despise all liars.
May 9, 2024

Burn Pile Smoke Drive By #2 Yosemite Valley

Valley smoke from Tunnel View parking area:

May 3, 2024

It's A Beautiful Day in California

White Bird

May 2, 2024

Man Before The Burn - Oldie but goodie

Burning Man Festival 1995, on the playa at Black Rock Desert.
Crew setting up the pyro before the burn.
The dangling rope is what we and everyone in the crowd pulled to lift the man from it's prone position.

May 1, 2024

Lush 'Thoughtforms'

An early 90’s fav of mine.


April 29, 2024

Giant Mushroom! ( A matter of perspective)

Who's the best car parker, huh??

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