cultivating & crashing

an organic collection of notes, observations, and thoughts

A-WA

Just discovered A-WA, and they’re fantastic.

Dror Etkes on the occupied territories

Dror Etkes of Peace Now:

[The] settlements in the occupied territories threaten our existence as a Jewish, democratic state, weaken the security of Israel, drain our economic resources, undermine our society’s moral fiber, and serve to perpetuate Israeli rule over another people in a way that prevents Israel from reaching peace with the Palestinians. The settlements today pose an existential threat to the future of Israel. Let me be very clear: it is in Israel’s own best interests to separate itself from settlements and the occupied territories that the settlers would have us bind to the state.

David W. Lesch
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History
pp. 377-8

The great dilemma: the option to unilaterally disengage produces the nightmare that is Gaza post 2005, but to continue to occupy continues an unjust, untenable, undemocratic, and severely depleting situation. So while the above statement resonates more readily with me, unfortunately I think it’s only a partial truth, and therefore not the clear and obvious solution I would like it to be.

Notes from Bad Science

Make kedgeree

Read about this intervention http://www.bmj.com/content/334/7595/678.long

Visit badscience.net

https://holfordwatch.wordpress.com/

http://www.healthwatch.co.uk/

http://retractionwatch.com/

http://www.dcscience.net/

kludge
noun, Computer Slang.
1.
a software or hardware configuration that, while inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, or patched together, succeeds in solving a specific problem or performing a particular task.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10626367

Nullis in verba — On the word of no one
Royal Society’s motto

Munich 1972

The incident [Munich massacre] … launched an escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence all over the world that over time only complicated the search for peace. Yet it is also a world in which former Zionist terrorists such as Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir can become prime ministers, the former signing the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state, and one of the three Black September terrorists who survived Munich, Abu Da’ud, was allowed to enter Israel in 1996 in order to attend a PLO meeting in the Gaza Strip that convened to rescind an article in the PLO charter calling for Israel’s elimination.

David W. Lesch
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History
Chapter 8: The Road to 1979

Knowing

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Goethe

in the way

no you didn’t just leave
i actually kicked you out
i couldn’t hardly believe
that the words came out my mouth
you couldn’t hardly believe
what you heard yourself discuss
as you packed up all your things
and you said goodbye to us

tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you
yeah there’s somethin in the way
in the way of my love

and now there’s nothing left to lose
and the screen just says fini
and each night in separate rooms
we cry separately
and every day we yell
down each other’s holes
two slippery strippers
swinging round two poles

tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you
tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love
i gotta get it out the way
out the way of my love for you
yeah there’s something in the way
in the way of my love

we took down all the pictures
and then we took down all the walls
packed up our expectations
and piled em up in the hall
yeah we bagged our future
and kicked it to the curb
and then we stood there unencumbered
and we stood there undeterred
cuz we were done clinging
to the things
we were afraid to lose
and the only thing left
was a breathtaking view
and you looked at me
and i looked at you
and you said
how bout now baby?
now whatcha wanna do?

now there’s nothing in the way
in the way of my love for you
yeah there’s nothing in the way
in the way of my love
i had to get it out the way
out the way of my love for you
had to get it out the way
out the way of my love

no you didn’t just leave

מזון ותל-אביב

Grilled and sandwiched
מזנון
Ibn Gvirol St 23

Sabij
Frishman & Dizengoff (on Frishman, south-west side)

Abu-Hasan
HaBarzel St 2

Qué es el populismo?

Politóloga guatemalteca y genia Gloria Álvarez explica qué es el populismo/cuenta la historia reciente de Argentina.

FYI

Large open datasets on ageing

Aimer

Qui aime bien, châtie bien.

I learned this phrase from Chroniques de Jérusalem, where the author remarks on how harsh Israeli journalists are of their government. I like the phrase and the concept: in order to be constructive and to promote growth in the right direction, it is important to revise, to correct as you go.

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