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Ron Powell commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"In many respects, the way Christmas and Easter are celebrated is antisemitism...But don't tell Christians that... Antisemitism predates racism and permeates Western Civilization in ways that are not readily apparent... Institutional…"
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alsoknownas commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"The Kitty Genovese analogy was in a PM.  The "confrontation-averse" synopsis is likely on point, but it could be more. There isn't any way to know further on this site as most of the sound here now comes from the shutters…"
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koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"Yeah, it’s kind of weird that I sometimes get along with antisemites, at least temporarily. It doesn’t generally last. And, as Alan Milner points out in another thread, trying to talk antisemites out of their antisemitism never works. It…"
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post BindleSnitch Update
"In terms of being a Muslim apologist, while I have far less experience than you have, I was the most active non-Muslim anti-Islamophobe on OS that I ever saw and the only one of any kind here, not that there aren’t others who believe what I…"
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alsoknownas commented on koshersalaami's blog post A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like
"This will take more than one reading to absorb. I'm not Jewish. At most, I can learn from those who are Jewish, how often anti-Semitism is prevalent and hurtful.  One point that stood out, which has irked me consistently is the tacit…"
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koshersalaami commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump Now Says He Would Report Foreign Campaign Interference
"“If he were approached.” In the 2016 election, he did the approaching. In public. "
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post BindleSnitch Update
"If we’re going to address Amy’s issue, I’ll speak personally here because I am perhaps her most conspicuous opponent on these matters. No, I would not vote to strike over BDS, spurious accusations of Israeli apartheid, more…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post If We Wish to Survive Intact, We Must Do Better Than This
"My opinion is simple. Though I've run into technical issues there, I joined days ago.  I've been elsewhere recently. It was way less civil than here.  There is only one way to figure out if Bindlesnitch will work: try it. If it…"
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post LAST WORDS ABOUT BINDLESNITCH
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post BindleSnitch Update
"Alan,I’ve gotten an invitation to the group from you. Every time I hit the button to go there, it tells me to login again. It’s an endless loop."
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"That’s what my wife refers to you guys as."
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"No, Ron, I do not hold that gender is strictly a function of genitalia. That should be clear from what I said. If anything, I hold that gender is really a function of brain and not of genitalia. I stand by precisely what I said. This is not a matter…"
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Anna Herrington commented on koshersalaami's blog post LEGO
"There's a reason LEGO stays so popular.... wish they could come up with a non-plastic version, but admit, my sons loved them, my grandgirls love them. Toys that allow imagination always rate. (will be showing these impressive pics with the…"
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Male, Jewish, in my early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm 4 Comments

I’ve given people a hard time for either doing things that are typically antisemitic or not reacting to it. What never really occurred to me is that a lot of people here may not know what it looks like, which may very well include some who appear to be its practitioners. There are things it shares with other forms of bigotry and things it doesn’t. If you have either practiced aspects of this or tolerated aspects of this because you didn’t recognize it and I gave you a hard time, I apologize…

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LEGO

Posted on June 9, 2019 at 2:28pm 11 Comments

I’ve got a trade show in Orlando starting tomorrow so I drove my family down to Disney. We were at the big shopping area here, Disney Springs, this afternoon. One store that’s there that we always hit is the LEGO store, where they actually sell LEGO blocks in bins with scoops. They do some cool things. I took a few shots of their main display outside, different angles to show detail:…

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Tariffs, Take Two - Trump threatens Mexico - amended June 6 due to updated immigration information

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Donald Trump is now threatening Mexico with tariffs if they don’t decrease immigrant traffic to the US, and the tariff is supposed to escalate over time if there isn’t compliance.

I took a position, probably not a popular one, that I thought tariffs on China were necessary. That’s not remotely what I believe about Mexico. It’s wrong from a trade standpoint and it’s wrong from a policy standpoint. 

Mexico is not exactly in the business of limiting American…

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From the Kosh Vault: Why do I ever worry about antisemitism?

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 5:25am 8 Comments

There are some posts I never published. We’re on our way out so I may bring some of them out. Not all. I guess this one’s OK to release, though. This was written before the Squirrel Hill killings. 

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Nothing in particular triggered this post. It just occurred to me so I wrote it. 

As a Jew, I live a safe life. I don’t face employment or educational discrimination, I’m highly unlikely to get…

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At 5:42pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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At 1:26am on July 17, 2017, MV Neland said…

Koshersalaami, i always look forward to your posts because they both explain and further challenge. It's a gift. Thx for the invite.

At 11:03am on April 11, 2017, Maui Surfer said…

Yeah, I thought something I commented on had disappeared, but couldn't actually remember what it was for sure! Thanks for the heads up ... lorianne is truly amazing- she's the bomb.

 
 
 

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