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Israel to plow $3.2B into $25B Intel fab project

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The rhetoric of the wife beater rings loudly

The behavior of state and none state actors is theirs alone.

The responsibility for attacks against non-combatants which are war-crimes lie with the perpetrators and the entire chain of command.

A defense of proportionality or necessity is a matter for a war crimes tribunal, but IHL is not an al-carte menu. War crimes are crimes no matter the perpetrator.

There is a clear difference between trying to protect non-combatants to the greatest extent possible, while accepting that innocent life is lost in armed conflicts - and deliberate targeting of the civilian population.

It's beyond dispute that Russia appears to be doing the former and Zionist State is doing the latter.

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Re: Intel .. big chips , small brain.

There has been much vile accusation but what has been substantiated by named people in the Israeli media as being witness testimony differs rather sharply.

‘At that point, it was clear to me that our role is to be a human shield between our forces that arrived and them (Hamas),’ says Hadas Dagan

[9]

The IOF clearly killed many more people than the attackers during the military assault [4] on the military bases [5] surrounding the Gaza Ghetto, besieged for 17 years, and under belligerent occupation for 75 years. - Just listen to the helicopter pilot interviewed on TV [7] or the survivor testimony here [8] or here [9]

What does emerge is a picture of overrun bases, and trigger happy IOF killing everybody hostages, and fighters alike, without discrimination[4]

It's widely reported [10] that the Death of hundreds of people inside of 1948 occupied Palestine were due to the actions of the IOF use of tanks [1], helicopter gunships [2], and indiscriminate fire[3].

[1] https://thegrayzone.com/2023/11/25/israels-october-7-propaganda-tank-eyewitnesses/

[2] https://thegrayzone.com/2023/11/21/haaretz-grayzone-conspiracy-israeli-festivalgoers/

[3] https://thegrayzone.com/2023/10/27/israels-military-shelled-burning-tanks-helicopters/

[4] https://www.scottritterextra.com/p/the-october-7-hamas-assault-on-israel

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_Directive

[5] https://oct7map.com/

[7] https://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod-channel2-news/ulpan-shishi-62106e2d06045810/shorts/Video-5fec3a6d89e4b81027.htm

[8] https://electronicintifada.net/content/israeli-forces-shot-their-own-civilians-kibbutz-survivor-says/38861

[9] https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/another-israeli-witness-confirms-israeli-tanks-killed-own-citizens-on-oct-7/3079514

[10] https://english.almayadeen.net/news/politics/iof-officer-admits-authorizing-tank-fire-on--be-eri--housing

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Not that I approve.. but they have billions in sunk costs in the occupation of Palestine.

Again not that I approve, but other than the intensity - which I doesn't think increases the initial risk assessment which is presumably about the risk of the fab getting hit / disruptions to components / personnel, rather than complicity in a slow motion genocide taking place since 1947, which is now increasingly televised. Intel for better or for worse is invested in looking the other way.

There is nothing in the last 80 days which morally has altered, despite perhaps some increased western awareness.

The sad reality is the Palestinian people have been abandoned by the world, abandoned so thoroughly that widespread corporate collaboration with the illegitimate "regime", has not even incurred a social cost. This horror could be stopped tomorrow, and yet it trundles on, each day bringing news of fresh absurdities.

Even now, some people deny see the colonization of Palestine, the theft of 93% of the land, the open terrorism inflicted on the defenseless people. The ongoing genocide.

More than 100 United Nations workers have been killed, the most of any conflict in UN history, in addition to nearly 70 journalists killed in what the Committee to Protect Journalists described as the “deadliest period for journalists” since the watchdog began gathering data in 1992.

What makes PR matters worse for Israel is that its military bombardment was preceded by numerous statements by top officials suggesting genocidal intent.

For example, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said he ordered a “full siege” of Gaza, blocking all food, water, and fuel from reaching the Strip; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his intent to turn Gaza into a “deserted island”; and President Isaac Herzog indicated Israel made no distinction between Palestinian civilians and Hamas fighters.

Gallant also said Israel would “eliminate everything”, while military spokesman Daniel Hagari said Israel’s military emphasis would be on “damage and not on accuracy”.

Israel has also prevented medicine from entering Gaza, and the very few medical facilities left operational have been forced to carry out surgical procedures, including amputations, without anaesthesia.

A recent World Food Programme report says Gazans are now suffering from “catastrophic hunger”.

Numerous international humanitarian law experts have said Israel’s destruction of Gaza, combined with official statements showing genocidal intent, suggests Israel is carrying out a genocide according to international law. Raz Segal, an Israeli associate professor of holocaust and genocide studies, has said Israel is carrying out a “textbook case of genocide”.

Even the best PR professionals would find it difficult to polish a genocide. As the old adage says: “You can put lipstick on a pig; it’s still a pig.”

A fab is a huge, long term investment, and nothing has changed. This horror has been going on for a long time, and the odds of an oppressed abandoned people militarily liberating themselves are fairly low. Bleak cynical view but unless you were going to close the fab on Oct 6th, why would you stop now.

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Re: How many times did they try to move Hotmail to Exchange before giving up?

Well if you depend on Fork - BSD has (had)? a faster implementation than Linux at one point in time.

I remember the BSD hacker gleefully pointing out the results to me. Sadly I don't remember why it was, something along the lines of the BSD fork implementation being O(1),

I don't know if it's true anymore.

As a C++ person who writes networking software - I want to like BSD, but the antiquated userland irks me. (same as when forced to use a mac).

I'll happily deploy my stuff to (real)BSD not (Darwin) but I don't want it as a daily driver. I want Linux syscalls, I want a GNU userland. I want a package manager, but I could live with BSD ports.

Cloud engineer wreaks havoc on bank network after getting fired

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Re: Credentials after leaving

Very wise.

When leaving, I make sure my credentials are *verified* as disabled. An old boss taught me that. Pint to you, Gus.

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This man needs some help

This is an extreme reaction to say the least.

Obviously it's a security oversight, but this as reported is complete madness.

By nature of the role, I have elevated access across customers, and various accounts. It's such a violation of trust and professional ethics.

I can't imagine the chain of events which led to such self-immolation.

Dump C++ and in Rust you should trust, Five Eyes agencies urge

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Re: I must be a bit thick

I'm not quite following you. At a glance - it does It handles two disjoint ranges without branching by use of unsigned wraparound.

The numbers are the start and stop of a trivial loop. You saw (0x20) Space, and It's skipping things which are not 7bit clean.

I think that's what is being hinted at by explicitly saying the top bit is set 0x80.

0x20 is 32 as an unsigned or signed integer - given the ' ' would be an integer constant, using the hex value is more correct, if you prefer - some people like the decimal using the suffix, e.g. 128u or 32u.

int lut[256];

// use unsigned wraparound for 0--31 .. 128--255

memset( &lut[0], &lut[255], 1);

for( unsigned char x=0x80u; x!= 0x20u; ++x)

lut[ x ] = 0;

vs slightly more portable

// explicitly mask to access the range 0--31 .. 128--255

memset( &lut[0], &lut[255], 1);

for(int x=0; x!=160; ++x)

lut[ (x + 128) & 255u ] = 0;

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Re: I must be a bit thick

It reads like its relying on wraparound of unsigned integers, and setting the value of a transposition table for the ASCII charset, the use of hex is a hint that it should be unsigned - which makes the wrap around behaviour well defined.

I'd probably want a comment but it doesn't seem that bad, provided its in a function with a decent name.

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Re: Quick question...

I'm not denigrating C, by pointing out the worlds "Serious Software"(tm) is not in Rust.

I'm not saying anything about C++ other than LLVM is written in C++ not Rust.

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Re: Quick question...

Rust is LLVM - the binding to the frontend are in Rust, I grant you. But Like all the rest of the worlds serious software LLVM is not in Rust, but C++.

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Re: I must be a bit thick

If you are productive and enjoy working in $language_de_jure - fill your boots.

You've not listed issues, so much as recycled myths about C. If you want to write shitty C code - go ahead, but professionals exist, writing elegant bug free code. They tend to write elegant bug-free code in whichever language they are working in.

C and C++ require a bit more upfront design, and some experience to use well. It's possible to gradually evolve an C codebase into a C++ codebase.

FILE *fp = fopen(...);

..

// can forget to close - leaking fp

fclose(fp);

can become

// declare a default deleter using fclose

namespace std

{

template <>

struct default_delete<FILE>

{

void operator () (FILE* file) const

{

fclose(file);

}

};

}

std::unique_ptr<FILE> fp = std::make_unique<FILE>(fopen(...));

// cannot forget to close, as RAII takes care of this

The usage is the same, as its the same pointer, with memory overhead (unique_ptr is just a plain pointer).

That approach allow you to gradually ditch your code which replicate functionality implemented in the C++ standard library, while not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

There is also a point that the functional approach of Rust is closer to pure template meta-programming in C++ ( Which people suggest less is more) than the multi-paradigm approach of C++, or the C's pioneer spirit of "You can fit it in a macro, I'll compile it approach" - which is why everybody compiles down to C when prototyping toy languages.

Rust just doesn't have a dog in this fight.

You want something that might actually be worth switching over from C which is not C++ - take a look at DLang.

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Re: Are we missing something ?

Those who are not paranoid are not paying attention.

Especially since the defeating the trusting trust attack relies on diverse double compilation, with the extremely limited supply of Rust compilers. Are their any non LLVM based Rust compilers?

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Re: we don't need to test it, it's written in Rust

They want the world to buy into their shitty paradigm of unreadable code that is "proven safe" but doesn't fucking work.

The rest of us will carry on with Software tooling based on the intended purpose. You can pry C, C++, and asm from my cold dead hands.

Hollywood plays unwitting Cameo in Kremlin plot to discredit Zelensky

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Re: "Vatnik"

It's notable that you think racism and vitriol is some sort of trump card in debate, rather than exposing you as a man defeated by prose, undone by evidence, quite unable to formulate even a pro-forma response, to any point raised.

It's tragic, at least try, you can't possibly look more pathetic and outmatched. At least, it would be possible to look charitably on your failure, but you lack the ability to even participate.

'Return to Office' declared dead

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Re: I'm a Brit - so not EU Citizen - Your failure to parse English is your issue, not mine.

I'm not sure if you're serious or trolling me, but what the hell, I'll bite.

I drink their coffee, their booze, and am generally there to chat to my internal customers. I talk to people, and I offer advice. I make notes on that on my laptop. I talk to people on slack, and have meetings in their fancy meeting rooms, and sometimes on my laptop.

I don't do development primarily in this role, so mostly I'm somewhat of an internal consultant, with regard to cloud infrastructure and our applications networking environment.

France is not Croatia, and the EU countries can enforce their laws differently. So, am I working or not?

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Re: I'm a Brit - so not EU Citizen - Your failure to parse English is your issue, not mine.

I live in Bristol, and travel abroad for the purposes of business, e.g. doing my work - or working as we call it in English speaking parts of the world.

Are you aware of alternative meanings of working from the office in another country which is not travel for business purposes?

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Re: And becoming shorter....

Yes, repeat business is the goal. TBF it was quite frequent that previous customers would come back, a year or two down the road, asking for more work.

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Re: I think the WFH rate will creep up

I don't see the connection between "The UK" which is universally understood to mean the current political entity, and the existence of the previous entity, which I grant you did exist in 1801.

I'm slightly confused. Do you think I'm suggesting Britain didn't control Egypt until 1956/Suez. That's literally my entire point other than that I wrote "Britain" and not "The UK".

The person disputes that, because they dispute other historical issues, so tend to comment on my posts.

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Re: I think the WFH rate will creep up

1) I don't know who you are, and care even less, provided you are civil, I'm happy to talk to anybody - even the Zionists, but I don't accept lies and propaganda nor knowing offer them.

I don't ask you to agree with me, or accept my points of view without Evidence. If I make an error I welcome a citation that shows I'm talking through my Hat.

2) I'm not imputing anything to anyone. There are several Pro-Zionist commentators on this forum, I replied directly to one of them.

3) FWIW - my contention is that Egypt was under British colonial rule until 1956 - which left it's legacy in the Education system, the Currency and the other institutions which lead to it being an English speaker friendly outsourcing destination.

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Re: Stick

I had a real struggle getting a Engineer leveled up from E2 to E3 (pay bump) on the basis that support work was not treated as evidence of "impact".

Eventually we got him promoted but fuck me.

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I'm a Brit - so not EU Citizen.

The firm I work for has Laywers, compliance, and related people on staff, so they deal with all the details but the countries in question have specific deals with UK.

Zagreb

Croatia is in the Schengen area. If you’re travelling for business for up to 90 days in a 180-day period, you may be able to do some business-related activities without needing a visa or permit, such as attend business meetings. It does not matter how many countries you visit in the Schengen area. Your total stay must be no more than 90 days in every 180 days. The 180-day period keeps ‘rolling’.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-croatia-for-work

Bucharest

Romania is not in the Schengen area. However, if you’re travelling for business for up to 90 days in a 180-day period, you may be able to do some business-related activities without needing a visa or permit, such as attend business meetings.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-romania-for-work

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Re: And becoming shorter....

There is a lot of wisdom in being expensive enough to weed out the rabble and time wasters, but cheap enough that you can afford to take on the more interesting gigs.

If you can't make a profit on a daily rate of £500, maybe your expenditure is too high.

A reasonable rate doesn't leave your customers feeling like they've had open-wallet surgery without anesthesia.

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Re: I think the WFH rate will creep up

The Zionist speaks, and your view of North African and Western Asian History is as shoddy as expected from your ilk.

"The UK" didn't exist until 1927, whereas the British occupation of Egypt happened in 1882 - Egypt was under British Colonial Rule Until 1956.

The legal status of Egypt had been highly convoluted, due to its de facto breakaway from the Ottoman Empire in 1805, its occupation by Britain in 1882, and the re-establishment of the Sultanate of Egypt (destroyed by the Ottomans in 1517) as a British protectorate in 1914. In line with the change in status from sultanate to kingdom, the title of the reigning Sultan, Fuad I, was changed from Sultan of Egypt to King of Egypt. Throughout the Kingdom's existence, Sudan was formally united with Egypt. However, actual Egyptian authority in Sudan was largely nominal due to United Kingdom's role as the dominant power in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. As had been the case during the Khedivate of Egypt, and the Sultanate of Egypt, the Egyptian monarch was styled as the sovereign of "Egypt and Sudan".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Egypt

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Re: Stick

Yes, the EU market was a good thing for my company. I got to travel, work in some places, I'd never been while earning money for my little company back home.

Happy times. Sodding Brexit.

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Re: Stick

A colleague of mine, who is paid less than me purely because he's in another country and I discussed this recently.

We both feel we should be paid the same, as the consequences of either of us fucking up are inability to trade and daily losses in the Millions. There is no discount to the losses because he's abroad.

Obviously I'd prefer him to be paid more, but I'm not sure how SWMBO will respond to me negotiating a pay cut.

The responsibility for convicting/innocence seems like it should be more recognised than management track.

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Worked for me.

When freelancing, That was exactly my policy. I'm selling my Time. If you prefer to spend my time on transport, rather than computer related work. I'm happy to oblige.

I'm not precious about my work, just my rate. Provided you meet the rate, and it's not illegal. I've done all sorts which have nothing to do with my "role".

Arranged an office move (yes, they paid me (C++), and two mobile developers (Android and IOS) our regular daily rate, to move desks, chairs, monitors. (They repeated this twice, before wiser heads intervened). If only that was a regular occurrence, paid computer rates without having to switch the damn things on, I'd be a happy man.

The employee situation is difference, since you can only really negotiate during hiring, or leave. So long as you insist on being fully-remote, then you have a decent case, but otherwise you are sunk.

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I started a gig like that - that was day one. By day three I quit[1]. Life is too short to endure those people.

[1] As it turned out I got a payrise and a better gig, but I didn't leave to go to the gig. I just quit, demanded my access be revoked, made a stink until it was (I had global root, yes on first day :ffs )

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Re: I think the WFH rate will creep up

Egypt is not weird.

Was under British colonial rule - so lots of people speak English.

Was under French colonial rule - so lots of people speak French.

Has very large, and young population. It's a good outsourcing destination, with a US friendly dictator in place, what's not to like?

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Re: Stick

You would not belive the number of body shops that think they are going to hire us, after driving us out of business. I'd rather be a plumber.

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Re: Stick

IR35 means that small independent software consultancies like mine, that were previously able to sell services internationally, were post Brexit, shut out of the UK market.

I'm a C++ on Unix guy - so I know that sub sector best.

The best example is Bloomberg. Every year 6-700 contracts available between £500-750 per day. Post IR35 - 0 contracts.

That's one company - but essentially they've have been threatened with 7 years of audits for hiring freelancers.

All the previous attempts to say please pay £1000/day for an IT monkey from Sunak's Father-In-Law's body shop - failed as the people generally are not worth the inflated costs compared to paying £500 + recruiter fees of 7-10% for an actually competent practitioner.

Brexit closed off international sales. IR35 closed off domestic sales. And I now work for a foreign owned company. The economic mismanagement of the BlueKip/English Zionism/Yellow Tory 1 party state is ruining our country.

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Re: Stick

The smell is better in Banaglore

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Re: Stick

That's exactly what they do. However it's not really feasible unless you can comply with the relevant legislation in the hiring country.

It gets complicated very fast, and unless you are of a certain size, and frankly even then, it's near impossible to actually make it work - unless you naturally have operations in that country.

The odd worker in far-off-istan sure, try it with your entire workforce; and the TaxMan is coming for you.

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Re: Stick

I work remotely from the UK - I live in Bristol - but nearest office is in London.

I do occasionally work from the Offices abroad in Zagreb, Bucharest, purely since they've flown me out, put me up in a nice hotel, and pay for taxi to/from Hotel.

In London, I've seen that office less than once per quarter. Usually I come in to meet vendors, we're a big cloud user, so our vendor account manager comes around a lot.

Other than that, currently I'm working with a team who are in three different European countries, while we prepare the entry into a new market (Brazil).

I don't mind commuting to a nice hotel abroad, but stuff commuting to London from Bristol daily/weekly/fortnightly to sit in front of a screen and talk to people in other countries.

Elon is the bakery owner swearing in the street about Yelp critics canceling him

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Re: The witch hunt of the leftist mob

That's not true - It's widely acknowledged not least by them, that they kidnapped, and held hostage non-combatants. That is a 100% war crime. Capturing uniformed combatants, I don't think is a war crime provided their treatment accords with the Geneva conventions.

However Apartheid and Genocide are crimes against Humanity. All people have a obligation to prevent Genocide and dismantle Apartheid, including the Palestinian people.

Israel, and the states that have failed to call a ceasefire, use Article 51 of the UN Charter to claim legitimacy for Israel’s blanket attack on the civilian population in Gaza. Israel in the past has attempted to use "self-defence" to justify a number of its actions, including the building of the wall in the West Bank.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), in its advisory opinion on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in 2004, confirmed that Article 51 "recognises the existence of an inherent right of self-defence in the case of armed attack by one state against another state".

However, Israel accepts that it is occupying Palestinian land and denies the legitimacy of Palestinian statehood, therefore Gaza and the West Bank are not a "foreign state" for the purposes of Article 51. The ICJ therefore concluded, in that same judgment, that Article 51 had no applicability to Israel since Palestine is occupied.

Israel withdrew its illegal settlers from Gaza in 2005, but maintained full control of the borders, including the supply of fuel and electricity, cutting these off at will.

Amnesty International described the situation as a "15-year ongoing… collective punishment". Despite arguments by Israel that its occupation of Gaza ended in 2005, it has remained de facto occupier and therefore the applicability of the ICJ opinion is still upheld.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-palestine-war-claim-self-defence-zero-legal-legitimacy

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Re: The witch hunt of the leftist mob

The issue you have is your lies are being debunked in realtime as the users of Xitter are witness to "A textbook case of Genocide" in the experts opinion outlined at some length here, https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2023/11/a-textbook-case-of-genocide/.

The wanton destruction of civilian infrastructure, the statements of genocidal intent, the deprivation of food, fuel, water, medical supplies to a besieged occupied population, all have been documented.

Forming part of the

As scholars and practitioners of international law, conflict studies and genocide studies, we are

compelled to sound the alarm about the possibility of the crime of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli

forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. We do not do so lightly, recognising the weight of this

crime, but the gravity of the current situation demands it.

https://twailr.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Gaza-public-statement-and-signatories.pdf

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Facts, not a Zionist strong point - Rachel Corrie.

Rachel Corrie, may she be of blessed Memory. Is an American Hero, raised by Americans, who set out to make the world a better place.

Rachel Corrie

Born Rachel Aliene Corrie

April 10, 1979

Olympia, Washington, United States

Died March 16, 2003 (aged 23)

Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories

Cause of death Crushed by an Israeli armored bulldozer

Nationality American

Alma mater Evergreen State College

Occupations

Activistdiarist

Years active 1997–2003

Movement International Solidarity Movement

Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American activist and diarist.[1][2] She was a member of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM)[3] and was active throughout the Palestinian territories. In 2003, Corrie was in Rafah, a city in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli military was demolishing Palestinian houses at the height of the Second Intifada. In an attempt to stop the demolitions as they were being carried out, she stood in front of an armored bulldozer and was subsequently crushed to death by it under contested circumstances.[4][2][5][6]

She had gone to Gaza as part of her college's senior-year independent-study proposal to connect Olympia and Rafah with each other as sister cities.[7] While there, she had joined other ISM activists in efforts to prevent Israel's demolition of Palestinian property.[2][8][9] Israeli authorities stated that the demolitions were being carried out in order to eliminate weapons-smuggling tunnels for Palestinian militants,[2] but this claim was contested by a number of international human rights organizations,[who?] which argued that Israel was responding to terrorist attacks by subjecting the Palestinian people to collective punishment.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Corrie

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Re: Wot!

"Just like the average Israeli citizen isn't a right-wing religious settler that is actively forcing people from their land, but the Israeli government is led by people very much of this mindset"

The Apartheid regime imposed by the ZSTG is supported by Zionists, who are Anti-Palestinian Racists largely from The Ukraine and the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Jews have opposed Zionism since its inception since its a staggeringly racist idea which tramples on many basic tenants of Judaism. The Zionist Settler Colonizers who came to murder Palestinians and steal their land are fully paid up racists devoted to crimes against humanity.

There are 2.6 Million people in Gaza. 47% of which are children. There are Human Shields in 1948 occupied Palestine. Which is why all the major Military establishments in Tel Aviv are thickly blanketed with Civilian Housing.

HaKirya, or The Kirya (Hebrew: הַקִּרְיָה, lit. The Campus), is an area in central Tel Aviv, consisting of an urban military base north of Kaplan Street, and a civilian area south of it.

HaKirya contains the Tel Aviv District's government center and the major Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base Camp Rabin (Hebrew: מַחֲנֶה רַבִּין, Mahaneh Rabin), named for Yitzhak Rabin. It was one of the first IDF bases and has served as the IDF's headquarters since its founding in 1948. Being located in a dense urban environment, the base serves mainly command, administrative, communications, and support functions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaKirya

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Re: Wot!

Given you are on record as saying the Nazi's are not "Far Right" and you regularly post comments in support of the Apartheid regime perpetrated by the Zionist State Terror group. Maybe you should seek some political reeducation.

The ideological convergence between the Zionists and the Nazi's has been pointed out regularly but it's rare to find so naked an exponent of the point. - You are explicitly denying the Nazi crimes against humanity are 'Far Right', for reasons you've not felt fit to expound.

Seek some help. All people deserve equal rights. The Nazi's were/are Far Right.

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Re: Wot!

That's not quite right. Semites are speakers of a Semitic language (as first language) - Arabic/Hebrew/Aramaic - So White Eastern European Jews who speak Hebrew (as first language) are also Semitic peoples

It's true that Arabic speakers form the largest group of Semitic peoples. Defacto Zionism as an anti-Jewish and anti-Arab ideological basis for the crimes against humanity committed by ZST, is an antisemitic belief system.

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Re: Wot!

The study which you don't link to doesn't say that. The well-educated audience is well acquainted with the Nazi crimes against Humanity committed by European racist who first dehumanized their victims.

To put it bluntly, we see you for what you are. An advocate for Zionism. A younger generation correctly identifies the subjugation of Western Asian Palestinians by Eastern European Zionists, as being a crime against humanity.

The Zionist PR attempts to have some old guy download some nonsense off the internet as present it as "credible evidence", then retract. The Hasbara is simply not credible https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/need-comic-relief-watch-israels-pr-stunt-collapse

Where is the City-Beneath-A-City promised by the Terrorist bombing the Hospitals of Gaza - not a (halal) sausage. Just an ever growing bag of Guns (METAL) behind an MRI machine (HUGE MAGNET)

The people are pro-Palestinian because they are pro justice. Pro Palestine, because they are pro-Judaism, and therefore anti-Zionist.

There is no widespread Jew Hatred problem - but people utterly despise the Zionist cowards who are murdering the unarmed while demanding victim status. The young Jewish people getting arrested, are anti-Zionist - Pro Palestine, Pro Judaism, Pro Justice. The Jewish block leads every Palestine Solidarity March.

The young Jewish heros are showing that despite racist relatives, they will not allow their religious identity to be hijacked to support atrocities against the Palestinian people.

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Re: Wot!

No. He's far right because of the Nazi crimes against humanity for which he provided the ideological support for in his far-right book. Not the fuckknuckle statement " that he wasn't a particularly likeable chap."

Wikipedia has the essential points,

Nazism (/ˈnɑːtsɪzəm, ˈnæt-/ NA(H)T-siz-əm; also Naziism /-si.ɪzəm/),[1] the common name in English for National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus, German: [natsi̯oˈnaːlzotsi̯aˌlɪsmʊs] ⓘ), is the far-right totalitarian political ideology and practices associated with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany.[2][3][4] During Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Europe, it was frequently referred to as Hitlerism (German: Hitlerfaschismus). The later related term "neo-Nazism" is applied to other far-right groups with similar ideas which formed after the Second World War.

Nazism is a form of fascism,[5][6][7][8] with disdain for liberal democracy and the parliamentary system. It incorporates a dictatorship,[4] fervent antisemitism, anti-communism, anti-Slavism,[9] scientific racism, white supremacy, Nordicism, social Darwinism and the use of eugenics into its creed. Its extreme nationalism originated in pan-Germanism and the ethno-nationalist Völkisch movement which had been a prominent aspect of German ultranationalism since the late 19th century. Nazism was strongly influenced by the Freikorps paramilitary groups that emerged after Germany's defeat in World War I, from which came the party's underlying "cult of violence".[10] It subscribed to pseudo-scientific theories of a racial hierarchy,[11] identifying ethnic Germans as part of what the Nazis regarded as an Aryan or Nordic master race.[12] Nazism sought to overcome social divisions and create a homogeneous German society based on racial purity which represented a people's community (Volksgemeinschaft).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism

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"Far Right" - see - the Nazi crimes against humanity - and the ideological justification for murdering millions of Polish Jews, Russian Jews, German Jews, Polish Catholics, Polish Communites, German Gays, and all anybody else the scum could lay their hands on.

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It's entirely the fault of the Zionist State Terrorist group which has a record of terrorist atrocities dating back to 1900. The resistance to occupation is a response to occupation.

The occupation disappears, there will be no resistance movements. This particular one dates from 1990s - so 90 years post ZSTG - 50 years post Nakba - 25 years post Naksa.

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The Occupied people resisting the occupier are not equally to blame for being occupied.

The Eastern European perpetrators are solely responsible for the occupation of Western Asia, the denial of the rights of self-determination to the Palestinian People.

The Palestinians have the legal right to resist apartheid. The Genocide convention makes all parties obligated to prevent Genocide.

The attempts to both sides the Occupation of Palestine by an Eastern European Terrorist group is dishonest.

People deserve equal rights. The People of Palestine are the sole legitimate participants in this resistance to Occupation, Apartheid, and Genocide. The perpetrators of this crimes against humanity are Terrorists - using violence against civilians in service of furthering their criminal activities.

The Zionist movement originated in Europe, it's a colonial movement dispossessing the People of Palestine.

Various UN officials and investigative mechanisms have reaffirmed that Israel's permanent occupation of Palestinian territory has no legal validity and has resulted in de facto annexation, which may amount to a war crime.
https://www.globalr2p.org/countries/israel-and-the-occupied-palestinian-territory/

40 years of Turbo Pascal, the coding dinosaur that revolutionized IDEs

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I was thinking along the same lines, TP 5.5 had many fond memories.

X fails to remove hate speech over Israel-Gaza conflict

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In the way that all humans "are very genetically similar" sure

. Otherwise the "Ashkenazi" or "German Jews" are a distinctly European population which is fairly obviously since they originate in Europe as European Converts to Judaism.

Ashkenazi, member of the Jews who lived in the Rhineland valley and in neighbouring France before their migration eastward to Slavic lands (e.g., Poland, Lithuania, Russia) after the Crusades (11th–13th century) and their descendants. After the 17th-century persecutions in eastern Europe, large numbers of these Jews resettled in western Europe, where they assimilated, as they had done in eastern Europe, with other Jewish communities. In time, all Jews who had adopted the “German rite” synagogue ritual were referred to as Ashkenazim to distinguish them from Sephardic (Spanish rite) Jews. Ashkenazim differ from Sephardim in their pronunciation of Hebrew, in cultural traditions, in synagogue cantillation (chanting), in their widespread use of Yiddish (until the 20th century), and especially in synagogue liturgy.

Today Ashkenazim constitute more than 80 percent of all the Jews in the world, vastly outnumbering Sephardic Jews

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ashkenazi

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Zionism is the idelogical basis of a Zionist State Terrorist Group

Yet in the early days, the Zionist movement was astonishingly honest about its existence as a form of colonialism. For example, Herzl, one of the founders of political Zionism wrote in 1902 to infamous colonizer Cecil Rhodes, arguing that Britain recognized the importance of “colonial expansion”:

“You are being invited to help make history,” he wrote, “It doesn’t involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor ; not Englishmen, but Jews . How, then, do I happen to turn to you since this is an out-of-the-way matter for you? How indeed? Because it is something colonial.”

Nordau, Herzl’s right hand man, even rightfully called Zionist settlements in Palestine “colonies”:

“Zionism rejects on principle all colonization on a small scale, and the idea of “sneaking” into Palestine. The Zionists have therefore devoted themselves preeminently to a zealous and tireless advocacy of the uniting of the already existing Jewish colonies in Palestine with those who until now have given them their aid and who of late have inclined towards the withdrawal of their support from them.”

Menachem Usishkin, chairman of the Jewish National Fund, was known for his calls to rid Palestine of its natives:

“What we can demand today is that all Transjordan be included in the Land of Israel. . . on condition that Transjordan would be either be made available for Jewish colonization or for the resettlement of those [Palestinian] Arabs, whose lands [in Palestine] we would purchase. Against this, the most conscientious person could not argue . . . For the [Palestinian] Arabs of the Galilee, Transjordan is a province . . . this will be for the resettlement of Palestine’s Arabs. This the land problem. . . . Now the [Palestinian] Arabs do not want us because we want to be the rulers. I will fight for this. I will make sure that we will be the landlords of this land . . . . because this country belongs to us not to them . . . “

Revisionist Zionist Vladimir Jabotinsky, in an essay titled The Iron Law (1925) wrote that:

“A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future. If you wish to colonize a land in which people are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some rich man or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or else-or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this colonization, colonization is impossible, not difficult, not dangerous, but IMPOSSIBLE!… Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important… to speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able to shoot – or else I am through with playing at colonizing.”

These quotations are merely the tip of the iceberg, but lest you think I am cherry-picking and choosing out of context passages, I invite you to read their original writings. There are only so many mental gymnastics you can perform to try and find a different meaning to “Zionism is a colonization adventure.” One of them is the claim that the Zionists adopted this kind of language only to convince the great imperial powers. It must have been a pretty convincing act, then, as its practice is still ongoing after over 100 years.

https://decolonizepalestine.com/myth/zionism-is-not-colonialism-just-jewish-self-determination/

The Apartheid regime imposed by the ZSTG is supported by Zionists, who are Anti-Palestinian Racists largely from The Ukraine and the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Jews have opposed Zionism since its inception since its a staggeringly racist idea which tramples on many basic tenants of Judaism.

Zionist State Terrorist Group which attacked Jews for speaking Yiddish [1],

Bombed Jews [2], Assassinated Jews [3] and makes Jews around the world less safe by attempting to conflate the atrocities committed by the violent extremists supporting ZSTG with an ancient religious community [4].

There are Ten Million members of CUFI [5] but only 7.6 Million Jews in the US[6], make it make sense. Oh right, Most Zionists aren't Jewish, and even if they were so what? Ukrainians and Poles are Dispossessing Palestinians, not debating theology.

[1] https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/2023-09-07/ty-article-magazine/.premium/when-speaking-yiddish-could-get-you-beaten-up-by-jews-in-tel-aviv/0000018a-6fb5-d9af-a7db-6fbfbd6c0000

[2] https://www.haaretz.com/2006-04-06/ty-article/now-it-can-be-told/0000017f-e185-d804-ad7f-f1ff68e50000

[3] https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2020-06-13/ty-article/.premium/the-hidden-terror-attacks-of-the-haganah-israels-pre-state-militia/0000017f-e69b-dea7-adff-f7fbb12e0000

[4] https://mondoweiss.net/2023/11/israels-savage-actions-in-the-name-of-jews-make-jews-unsafe/

[5] https://cufi.org/press-releases/cufi-reaches-10-million-members/

[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Jews

WhatsApp AI happily added guns to chat stickers of Palestinians, but not Israelis

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It's Genocide because the ZSG is trying to make Gaza unlivable as to expel the population, and is willing to kill as many people as it take to accomplish that goal. You need to support your laughable attempt to dispute the opinion of the legal mind which describe the genocide in Gaza as Genocide at some length here, https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2023/11/a-textbook-case-of-genocide/

The Eastern European Terrorists are holding millions of people in Palestine hostage, while attempting to genocide them, it's extensively documented in the many public pronouncements from ZSTG high command.

Genocide is a specific crime, described in quite precise language. The Genocidal behavior of the ZSTG is not an armed conflict given they are attacking a unarmed civilian population, who are being deprived of all the essential conditions of life.

75% of the dead are women and children. Almost all Palestinian civilian deaths are non-combatants deliberately targeted by the ZSTG. Who are reduced to conquering hospitals and broadcasting the list of days of the week. The Hasbara has completely folded with now self debunking propaganda. https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/need-comic-relief-watch-israels-pr-stunt-collapse

The Apartheid regime imposed by the ZSTG is supported by Zionists, who are Anti-Palestinian Racists largely from The Ukraine and the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Jews have opposed Zionism since its inception since its a staggeringly racist idea which tramples on many basic tenants of Judaism.

Zionist State Terrorist Group which attacked Jews for speaking Yiddish [1],

Bombed Jews [2], Assassinated Jews [3] and makes Jews around the world less safe by attempting to conflate the atrocities committed by the violent extremists supporting ZSTG with an ancient religious community [4].

There are Ten Million members of CUFI [5] but only 7.6 Million Jews in the US[6], make it make sense. Oh right, Most Zionists aren't Jewish, and even if they were so what? Ukrainians and Poles are Dispossessing Palestinians, not debating theology.

[1] https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/2023-09-07/ty-article-magazine/.premium/when-speaking-yiddish-could-get-you-beaten-up-by-jews-in-tel-aviv/0000018a-6fb5-d9af-a7db-6fbfbd6c0000

[2] https://www.haaretz.com/2006-04-06/ty-article/now-it-can-be-told/0000017f-e185-d804-ad7f-f1ff68e50000

[3] https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2020-06-13/ty-article/.premium/the-hidden-terror-attacks-of-the-haganah-israels-pre-state-militia/0000017f-e69b-dea7-adff-f7fbb12e0000

[4] https://mondoweiss.net/2023/11/israels-savage-actions-in-the-name-of-jews-make-jews-unsafe/

[5] https://cufi.org/press-releases/cufi-reaches-10-million-members/

[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Jews

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"Facts" never a Zionist strong point.

The Palestinian people have grown in number from under a million to over five million during the life of the State of Israel, yet you observe that Israel is responsible for a genocide. Don't let facts get in the way of your hate.

The Palestinian people include 2,614,000 in 1948 occupied Palestine[1], and 5,417,198 in 1967 occupied Palestine, as well as a sizeable diaspora population in the surrounding countries of 3-4 million.

The Zionists have always been a minority in Palestine, which is what you would expect from a colonial population.

There is no doubt that Israel’s actions amount to genocide. Numerous international law experts have said so and genocidal intent has been directly expressed by numerous Israeli ministers, generals and public officials.

This is the definition of genocide in international law, from the Genocide Convention:

Article II

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

I can see no room to doubt whatsoever that Israel’s current campaign of bombing of civilians and of the deprivation of food, water and other necessities of life to Palestinians amounts to genocide under articles II a), b) and c).

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The Muslim population has been "snapped" in to murderous action against Jews for centuries, not by any alleged oppression by Israel over the last 75 years.

Let's see what "Worlds Oldest Zionist Paper" says about your historical illiteracy

Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it is double. First, in 570 CE, when the Prophet Mohammad was born, the Jews and Judaism were on the way to oblivion. And second, the coming of Islam saved them, providing a new context in which they not only survived, but flourished, laying foundations for subsequent Jewish cultural prosperity - also in Christendom - through the medieval period into the modern world.

Is the single nation in the middle east where all its citizens have equal rights really engaged in "racist, apartheid and genocidal actions", or do you just hate the idea of Jews, and other non-Muslims having equal rights to Muslims? The Zionist State Terrorist group's occupation of Palestine has been found guilty of perpetrating an apartheid regime, by every major human rights organization in the world.

We, academics, clergy, and other public figures from Israel/Palestine and abroad, call attention to the direct link between Israel’s recent attack on the judiciary and its illegal occupation of millions of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinian people lack almost all basic rights, including the right to vote and protest. They face constant violence: this year alone, Israeli forces have killed over 190 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and demolished over 590 structures. Settler vigilantes burn, loot, and kill with impunity.

Without equal rights for all, whether in one state, two states, or in some other political framework, there is always a danger of dictatorship. There cannot be democracy for Jews in Israel as long as Palestinians live under a regime of apartheid, as Israeli legal experts have described it. Indeed, the ultimate purpose of the judicial overhaul is to tighten restrictions on Gaza, deprive Palestinians of equal rights both beyond the Green Line and within it, annex more land, and ethnically cleanse all territories under Israeli rule of their Palestinian population. The problems did not start with the current radical government: Jewish supremacism has been growing for years and was enshrined in law by the 2018 Nation State Law.

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Even they admit it.

A former head of the Mossad intelligence agency has said Israel is imposing a form of apartheid on the Palestinians, joining a growing number of prominent Israelis to compare the occupation of the West Bank to South Africa’s defunct system of racial oppression.

But Tamir Pardo’s views will have added impact because of the high regard for Mossad in Israel and because they come at a time when far-right members of Israel’s government are moving to kill off any prospect of an independent Palestinian state.

Pardo told the Associated Press that Israel’s mechanisms for controlling the Palestinians, from restrictions on movement to placing them under military law while Jewish settlers in the occupied territories are governed by civilian courts, matched the old South Africa.

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[1] https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-and-non-jewish-population-of-israel-palestine-1517-present

[2] https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/state-of-palestine-population/

[3] https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2023/11/activating-the-genocide-convention

[4] https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/so-what-did-the-muslims-do-for-the-jews-1.33597

[5] https://sites.google.com/view/israel-elephant-in-the-room/home

[6] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/06/israel-imposing-apartheid-on-palestinians-says-former-mossad-chief

Microsoft: Iran's cybercrews got stuck into Israel days after Hamas attacked – not in tandem

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Re: they didn't appear to be acting with prior knowledge of Hamas's actions

British News reel.

https://twitter.com/DonahueRogers/status/1723426666251248030

Tantura: https://twitter.com/SpiritofHo/status/1717221367224193404

Deir Yassin: https://twitter.com/__mike91/status/1718878124752933016

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