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Friday, April 30, 2021

Israeli investigators are examining what caused a crush that killed at least 44 worshipers and injured 100 more at a mass religious gathering in Mount Meron overnight.



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Religion is a mental illness.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-30 07:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm surprised Netanyahu didn't order an immediate missile strike against the Palestinians over it.

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-04-30 11:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The event organizers are going to get sued, or the grand stand builders. Poor crowd control and safety costs lives.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-30 11:36 AM | Reply

G-d's will?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-30 11:54 AM | Reply

John Kerry approves of dead Jews.

#5 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2021-04-30 01:54 PM | Reply

The chosen people?

More like the bull-dozin' people - am I right?!?

#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-04-30 01:57 PM | Reply

John Kerry approves of dead Jews.


I take you approve of Palestinian mistreatment and murder?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-30 02:05 PM | Reply

Screw the Palestinians. Every time the are offered an olive branch, they fire rockets or bomb civilians. They simply want dead Jews. They want the total destruction of every Jew in Israel. They have no concern even for the Muslims living there. And for the most part, even their so called leadership doesn't even give a damn about about their own people. They fire rockets from hospitals, schools, etc. and then actually hope that Israel will retaliate so they can then scream "look at how they pick on us". Screw the Palestinians.

#8 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2021-04-30 02:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"They want the total destruction of every Jew in Israel."

They probably just want their country back.

But it's not like they can un-bulldoze their villages.

Israel wants everything from the river to the sea. Which is tricky, considering they already relocated Palestinians out of Israel into both of those locations.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-30 02:37 PM | Reply

I do not understand why some people immediately inject the plight of the Palestinians into this story. It has nothing to do with them. Whether this occurred in Israel, Japan or Timbuktu it is a tragedy that no sane person takes joy in.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-04-30 02:59 PM | Reply

apparently part of Kushner's "have I got a deal for you"arrangement between the SAWEDI butchers and the Jewish genociders is the Jews had to mimic the stupidity common at Mecca.
In the name of the same sky fairy, of course.

#11 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-04-30 06:30 PM | Reply

John Kerry approves of dead Jews.


When did Kerry join the Party of tRump?
You know the ones who call fascists chanting "Jews will not replace us" "fine people" and that Jewish space lasers started the California fires?

#12 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-04-30 06:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These were mostly ultra-Orthodox, see far rwing extremists. And far rwing extremists can F up just about anything, religious or otherwise.

Populism, for example. Said alone in most of Europe, that word means far right wing populism, as in Third Reich politics, not
Bernie Bro or Jim Hightower type left-leaning populism that the term may first denote here.

More and more these days, the far right version of populism, or Trumpism, in this country known for it's racism, immigrant bashing, and general anti-intellectual leanings has become just like those European populists.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2021-04-30 06:37 PM | Reply

OK - so the loss of life was sad, and I feel sorry for the families of the dead.


The reason the people were there is beyond stupid.

Religion is a fantasy, the bigger the worse.

It's a pity more of them weren't killed.

Preferably all of them.

#14 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-04-30 08:27 PM | Reply

"It's a pity more of them weren't killed.
Preferably all of them.

You just got away with murder. Who's ax you nuzzling?

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-05-01 03:56 PM | Reply

Isn't this just part of the fun of it?

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-05-01 06:14 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Wow, you continue to not make any sense.

Please don't stop, I'm sure you have more to add to our amusement :)

#17 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-05-01 07:23 PM | Reply

Wow, you continue to not make any sense.

He just got out of jail... he'll come around. Well, maybe.

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-05-01 07:31 PM | Reply

Religion is a mental illness.


Reminds me of the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus:

The Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus has just one goal: self-propagation and dispersal. Researchers think the fungus, found in tropical forests, infects a foraging ant through spores that attach and penetrate the exoskeleton and slowly takes over its behavior.

As the infection advances, the enthralled ant is compelled to leave its nest for a more humid microclimate that's favorable to the fungus's growth. The ant is compelled to descend to a vantage point about 10 inches off the ground, sink its jaws into a leaf vein on the north side of a plant, and wait for death.
Meanwhile, the fungus feeds on its victim's innards until it's ready for the final stage. Several days after the ant has died, the fungus sends a fruiting body out through the base of the ant's head, turning its shriveled corpse into a launchpad from which it can jettison its spores and infect new ants.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-01 08:55 PM | Reply

Last fall when the coronavirus was in full swing Christians set up and manned a free field hospital in Central Park even though there was loads of conflicting information and limited protective equipment.

If this is a form of mental illness we all need to be more crazy like that.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2021-05-01 09:21 PM | Reply

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