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June 5, 2010

FYI: For the past 2 days I have been trying to fix a glitch in my blog, which is why I haven’t posting much. Something is very wrong my dashboard and its not letting me post any pictures and it sometimes won’t let me post anything so I am in the process of trying to figure out what is going on.

So, if you are wondering where I have been- I’ve been in my own computer/blog hell because I just can’t get anything to work properly.


Until later….

11 Comments leave one →
  1. HillaryFan permalink
    June 5, 2010 4:40 pm

    That stinks! I hope you get things worked out, I’ve missed your updates!

  2. Steve permalink
    June 5, 2010 4:44 pm

    This is probably a stupid question but did you go to WordPress support? Did you make any changes to the blog code or template?

    There is nothing more enraging than computer problems and finding answers is even more frustrating. Given you are I assume the blog is free and thus they have no incentive to really help people with their blog issues I guess.

  3. June 5, 2010 4:47 pm

    I have tried to get an answer from the support forums with no luck. The other day I just woke up and the whole dashboard was f*cked up. Not only that but the posts look different here on the front page. I didn’t update anything and I don’t know if there was a system-wide wordpress problem but I haven’t found anyone yet that is having the same problem. It’s not letting me post any photos and the only reason I could post the video earlier today is because I use a separate video host (vodpod) to post here.

    It’s really annoying.

    • June 5, 2010 10:00 pm

      Try going to TOOLS/OPTIONS/EXCEPTIONS That was what was wrong when I couldn’s see any pictures on your blog. I somehow had your blog in my exceptions file of blogs that won’t automatically download pics! I dunno – sometime the darned touchpad does things I don’t want it to do!

      Oh -ho! I just now couldn’t POST this and I am already logged in! WP demanded all my info! Wow! Is this AZ? Here’s my passport, AZ!

  4. discourseincsharpminor permalink
    June 5, 2010 7:10 pm

    I’m not technology’s friend, so all I can do is wish you speedy delivery from Blog Hell. Best of Luck.

  5. theprosecutrix permalink
    June 5, 2010 8:49 pm

    Sorry to hear about your computer/blog problems. Good luck figuring it out and we’ll be here when you get things straightened out.

  6. June 6, 2010 12:13 pm

    Well, when you get your shit together with the tech thing, perhaps you will explain to us how a Secretary Of State gets away with ignoring something like this…..

    US Student Loses Eye After Israel Fires on West Bank Protest

    American college student Emily Henochowicz, 21, has lost her left eye after being shot in the face by an Israeli tear-gas canister during a protest against the flotilla assault in the occupied West Bank. A talented visual artist whose recent work has been inspired by her experiences in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Emily also suffered considerable facial damage, including fractures to the bone around the eye socket, cheek and jaw. We speak to Israeli peace activist Jonathan Pollak, who witnessed the attack.

    AMY GOODMAN: We’re going to turn now from the sea to land, to the West Bank. Juan?

    JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, an American college student has lost her left eye after being shot in the face by an Israeli tear-gas canister during a protest against the flotilla assault in the occupied West Bank. The student, twenty-one-year-old Emily Henochowicz, is in hospital in Jerusalem, where she’s recovering from two surgeries.

    AMY GOODMAN: She is a talented visual artist, a student at Cooper Union here in New York. Her recent work, available online at…..

    … inspired by her experiences in Israel and the Occupied Territories, where she had been working as an activist for over a month. In addition to losing her eye, Emily suffered considerable facial damage, including fractures to the bone around the eye socket, cheek and jaw.

    Jonathan Pollak is an Israeli peace activist who was at the demonstration when Emily was hit in the face by the Israeli tear-gas canister. He’s joining us via Skype from Jaffa.

    Jonathan, welcome to Democracy Now! Describe exactly what happened and what day this took place.


    This took place the same day the flotilla was attacked, the next morning. And with the shock of realizing what happened, a spontaneous demonstration took place near the Qalandia checkpoint south of Ramallah. At its biggest stage, there were maybe about a hundred people there. And at the stage that Emily was hit, there were no more than twenty people. There were clashes, but they were definitely not out of control. There were maybe five youth throwing stones at over twenty border police officers, who were shooting tear-gas projectiles towards them from a very short distance, from a distance of maybe ten to fifteen meters, about thirty feet. And these distances, they don’t have to shoot projectiles; they can throw hand grenades that cause—that only disperse tear gas and cannot cause any damage.

    At some point, they started shooting these tear-gas projectiles directly towards demonstrators in all directions. We started moving away. Emily was standing maybe ten meters away from where the clashes were taking place. And in these instances, these projectiles are very accurate. The border police officer that shot her shot her intentionally. She was holding—she was holding a flag and was very clearly not a threat to anyone, when she was shot or at any other stage. The projectile hit her in the face directly and caused the very serious injuries that you described before.

    JUAN GONZALEZ: And Jonathan, obviously this is occurring in the West Bank, where Israel continually points to the progress, so-called progress, it has made in terms of being able to have more peaceful relations with the Palestinians. What has been the reaction in the West Bank, generally, to what’s gone on the past few days?

    JONATHAN POLLAK: Well, first of all, the notion that Israel is making progress in peaceful treatment of Palestinians is false, to begin with. It’s true that there’s quiet in the West Bank relatively, but relatively to what we’ve seen through the Intifada, but it is not because of Israel progress or a better handling of protest. Israel, in fact—what happened to Emily is part of an ongoing policy of violence by Israel, in which no protest, no resistance, even the most civic of nature, is allwed. And Israel is doing all that is within its power to quash the Palestinian popular resistance, whether it’s in small spontaneous demonstrations in Qalandia or in the weekly demonstrations in Bil’in, Na’alin, Nabi Saleh, Al-Ma’sara and the other villages who protest the wall and the confiscation of their lands.

    AMY GOODMAN: Jonathan, we’ve just gotten this breaking news that the US citizen who was killed when the Israeli commandos opened fire was nineteen years old. I’m just looking at the latest news right now. His name was Furkan Dogan. An official from the Turkish Islamic charity that spearheaded the campaign to challenge the blockade identified him as Furkan Dogan originally from Turkey, and it says he held a US passport, had four bullet wounds to the head, one to the chest. That’s the latest news we have from the Anatolia news agency. Jonathan, you’re an Israeli peace activist. What is the reaction to this attack in Israel?

    JONATHAN POLLAK: Well, inside Israel, pretty much like with anything else, there’s a wall-to-wall consensus that Israel was within its right and did what needed to be done. And the only thing people are complaining about or questioning is the international reaction. The media is very insistent on the fact that the violence was justified, that in fact the soldiers were acting in self-defense and were attacked. They talk a lot about the demonstration—the violence of the people aboard the ship, and they keep talking about violence and violence and violence towards the soldiers. And I ask, which—–what violence, really? This was over obviously self-defense. The vessels were in international waters. This was an act of piracy. The commandos, masked commandos, descended on these ships at the pitch dark of night, armed. These people defended themselves, as they were allowed to, as they are allowed to international law. And at any rate, someone who was shot in the head four times and in the torso once, this is not self-defense. This is an execution.

    AMY GOODMAN: Jonathan, we want to thank you for being with us. Jonathan Pollak is an Israeli peace activist.

    • Steve permalink
      June 6, 2010 5:52 pm

      Hey PoA, maybe when you are finished talking to Stacy like she owes YOU some kind of explanation you could drop us some links to Obama’s statements condemning Israel’s actions and in particular, his firm statement condemning the murder of an American citizen and as you noted, seriously injuring yet ANOTHER American student.

      Oh, but wait, no such statement exists, does it? Reading your comments on this blog you seem to give Obama a free pass while expecting Clinton to change the administration’s course on Israel.

      You do realize don’t you that Amb. Rice and her people were responsible for working out the administration’s statement at the UN after the incident, don’t you? It was that uselessly vague statement which practically blamed the activists- do you really think that Rice got to decide personally what she wanted the US response at the UN to be? Of course not, Obama’s national security team is working to get a coordinated, consistent message out. Now, I don’t agree with the message but I’m not sure why you think Clinton would be able to come out and condemn Israel despite the fact that OBAMA IS A WUSS when it comes to Israel. Obama’s the one who caved on settlements. Obama is the one that has not lived up to his promises in his Cairo speech and its Obama that ultimately decides whether Israel will face any consequences for its actions.

      But no, Obama has decided with Israel he is going to back down each time Bibi spits in his face. Apparently he’s more worried about midterm elections , kissing China’s ass, making back room deal with Wall Street, mishandling the economy, the oil spill and just about every other damn thing.

      So when you decide to admit that your boy Obama is a total sell-out, come on back and we’ll chat. Until then, not interested in your rants.

  7. June 6, 2010 12:16 pm

    Good luck.

  8. June 6, 2010 2:57 pm

    I think I may have fixed it. I’ll try photos and if I can upload them I’ll do a Bomb.

  9. June 7, 2010 11:12 am

    “Oh, but wait, no such statement exists, does it? Reading your comments on this blog you seem to give Obama a free pass while expecting Clinton to change the administration’s course on Israel”

    I suggest you research the supposed function of the State Department. If you care to research my comments on the Washington Note, (where I have posted daily for years), you will find my criticism of Barack Obama is far more voracious, and far more extensive, than the criticism I have focused on Mrs. Clinton.

    Stacy seems to miss the point as well, as she constantly laments my lack of criticism for Obama, while never bothering to check and see if in fact I fail to criticize Obama.

    In truth, you folks, by countering in such a manner, are making asses of yourselves. This is blog concerning our Secretary of State, IS IT NOT??? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I woulda sworn this blog was entitled “SECRETARY CLINTON BLOG”. Perhaps you and Stacy ought to do a bit of research about the SWORN DUTIES of our Secretary of State, instead of pushing her dereliction of duty off on Barack Obama. Or is it your contention that Secretary Clinton serves the Presidency and not the PEOPLE? Criticism of Secretary Clinton BELONGS on this blog. Stacy invites it, does she not?

    If the Secretary of State will ignore her sworn duties at the whim of the President, does that excuse her inaction? Is that your contention? So, if she has such comtempt for her Oath of Office, perhaps you will explain why, and how, she is qualified to hold such an office?

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