(For anyone who thinks that stone throwing isn’t that serious, please get a friend of yours to stand on a 20 foot structure and throw fist sized rocks and chunks of concrete down onto your head and then get back to me via your specially designed wheelchair with one of those taking straws Stephen Hawkins uses which you will likely need after that, and tell me if you still think its no big deal)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the establishment of a committee that will reexamine the rules of engagement with stone-throwers who endanger lives.
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At an emergency meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office late Tuesday to discuss measures to curb an increasing trend of Palestinians using homemade weapons against Israelis, Netanyahu said that stone-throwers would face harsher penalties in the future.
“I take the throwing of stones or firebombs against Israelis very seriously, and I intend to fight this phenomenon by any means necessary, including the use of implementing stricter sentences and enforcement,” he said.
2. Here is a great series of photos of some of the starving and bedraggled haggard and suffering refugees that are washing up on Australia’s shores desperately needing help
(In the video you can see tracer bullets)
Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force.
Police said they had arrested 60 people accused of trying to breach a razor-wire fence on the border with Serbia.
The state of emergency gives police extra powers and would allow troop deployments if parliament approves.
Thank you Ox AO, M., Richard, Kathy, Wrath of Khan and all. Its been a really long day. I advise, as I often do, to check the comments on all posts but especially the daily links post. This site is blessed with some very bright and very knowledge people who track their own areas of interests and post relevant links here. I can say for a fact that some influential people read them and fact check them and set policy or advise on policy based in part, on them. So check them. These are historic times I am sad to say.
There is a mythological set of allegedly Chinese curses which read:
May you live in interesting times
May you attract the attention of the authorities
May you find what you desire.
Chances are these are not Chinese curses, as the closest I can find are,
May you run out of MSG on a Jewish holiday
may they build a mosque next to your restaurant
May the Lo Fan find out what Lo fan means
But the original set of curses as attributed to the Chinese seem to be the case today between Islam, the NSA, and frankly how difficult relationships with the opposite sex have become and raising a family. Thank you for reading this site, and thank you for your continued support, be it moral, financial, informational or spiritual.
Eeyore for Vlad.