Submitted by: Odio @ 09:51 AM | Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | (url: http://www.coming...)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenya Barris creator of ABCs hit comedy Black-ish will write and produce a White Men Cant Jump remake of 20th Century Foxs hit comedy.
Barris will be joined as a producer by Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of the NFLs Carolina Panthers under their Mortal Media banner alongside partner Noah Weinstein.
The original 1992 film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as a pair of street basketball hustlers, and Rosie Perez as the latters girlfriend. Directed by sports enthusiast Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup), it was a sleeper hit upon release,grossing over $90 million worldwide.
Barris is also at work on a new Shaft remake, while the Mortal Media partners are currently developing a Rocketeer reboot with a black female lead for Disney.
Submitted by: Odio @ 09:57 PM | Friday, December 23, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)
A Jewish heritage museum has become the latest to criticize Google over its search hits, accusing it of profiting from Holocaust denial. The search giant accepted money from the museum to stop a neo-Nazi website from appearing at the top of the results.
David Schendowich, marketing director of the Breman Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, says the facility pays Google up to $2 a click via AdWords to direct internet users to its own website when a person types in "did the Holocaust happen. This is to stop internet users from being directed to a white supremacist site by the name of Stormfront, which lists the "top 10 reasons why the Holocaust didn't happen."
Submitted by: Odio @ 02:21 PM | Monday, December 19, 2016 | (url: http://metro.co.u...)
Roof, 22, was found guilty this week of the racist massacre of nine black worshippers as they prayed in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Now, his trial is moving on to consider whether or not he should be given the death penalty.
According to a motion he filed, handwritten, the white supremacist killer said he wouldnt be calling on mental health experts to testify because he doesnt believe in psychology.
It is a Jewish invention and does nothing but invent diseases and tell people they have problems when they dont, he wrote separately in a journal.
He also fired his entire legal team and is now going to act as his own lawyer during the death penalty phase of his trial, which starts on January 3.
Roof opened fire on an historic African-American church, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, on June 17, 2015.
The same jury that convicted Roof of 33 charges related to the massacre including hate crime and obstruction of religion will soon decide if he is sentenced to life in prison without parole, or death.
In his handwritten note, he said: I will not be calling mental health experts or presenting mental health evidence.
Roofs lawyers unsuccessfully tried to stop him from acting as his own lawyer, warning that he was a high-school dropout and was therefore not best placed to present his own mitigation.
They reportedly feared Roof fired them because he was afraid that embarrassing details relating to himself and his family would be presented in court as evidence, even though it would have been done so in an attempt to spare him a death sentence.
Submitted by: Odio @ 09:12 AM | Sunday, October 2, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)
Islamist terror attacks, the rise of the far-right and Britains decision to quit the EU may create such destabilizing conditions that the very survival of Jews in Europe would be impossible, a high-ranking rabbi told the European Parliament.
The head of Conference of European Rabbis and chief rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, told the MEPs that the European Jews feel as if they are standing on train tracks with trains coming at each other with ever increasing speed.
One train is the train of radical Islam and Islamic terrorism ... the other train is the anti-Semitism of old Europe, the extreme right, he explained, as quoted by the Independent.
Goldschmidt said that radical Islam and far-right anti-Semitism represent existential threats for European Jews, adding that both trains have to be halted before its too late.
According to the statistics voiced Tuesday by Martin Schultz, the president of the European Parliament, every fifth Jew in Europe has experienced verbal or physical violence, while the Jewish population in Europe has decreased from almost four million in 1945 to barely more than one million today.
The question that Jews ask themselves, not only as Jews but as Europeans, does Europe in its present form have a future after the [terrorist] attacks in Paris, in Brussels, in Copenhagen, and after Brexit? the rabbi said in his speech before the European parliament on Tuesday.
Goldschmidt urged the EU to do more to integrate the waves of immigrants flooding Europe into the European value system in order for them to give up the rabid anti-Semitism and radicalism, which is rampant in the Middle East.
If the situation in Europe remains unchanged, the European Union is at risk of becoming a failed experiment, said Moscows chief rabbi.
Submitted by: Odio @ 12:07 PM | Friday, September 9, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish hate preacher who has provoked outrage for his views on the disabled, women, Holocaust victims, Chinese people and homosexuals is planning to visit Britain to spread his message.
Britains Jewish community has expressed outrage over Rabbi Yosef Mizrachis proposed speaking tour in the autumn, with hundreds of people signing an online petition protesting his highly offensive, bigoted and hateful views.
The Israeli-born rabbi, who is now based in New York, has said he believes autism and Downs Syndrome are the consequences of sins committed in a previous life.
He links the spread of cancer and other diseases to immorality and lack of modesty, and compares women who have lost their virginity to an open bottle of cola, saying they are virtually nothing.
Last year, he said only 1 million real Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis, not 6 million.
Mizrachi has also previously stated that Ashkenazi Jews, Jews of Eastern European origin, were partly responsible for the Holocaust because of inter-marriage and the secular lifestyles they led.
After the devastating earthquake in Nepal last year, he posted a before and after image with the caption: All the idol worshipping places in Nepal are now destroyed.
Submitted by: Odio @ 04:41 PM | Monday, August 22, 2016 | (url: http://www.washin...)
A wave of sexual assaults and fatal Islamist attacks in Europe have some German politicians calling for a loosening of gun-control laws.
The leader of the Alternative for Germany party, Frauke Petry, said in a recent interview that Islamist attacks in Germany and elsewhere suggest that the German people should be able to arm themselves with firearms and other means of self-defense.
"Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends," Petry said.
"We all know how long it takes until the police can get to the scene, especially in sparsely populated places," she added.
Europe has seen a flood of immigrants in recent years, as persons fleeing the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State have poured over from the Middle East and settled in northern countries, including France, Germany and England.
Growing concerns over the migrant crisis, and the threat of Islamic terrorism, have boosted the Alternative for Germany's standing in the country, and the group is expected to perform well in upcoming votes in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, according to Reuters.
Germany currently has some of the strictest gun control laws in all of Europe.
"Firearm owners must obtain a weapons license for which applicants must generally be at least 18 years old and show they have they have a reason for needing a weapon," Reuters noted.
But with the recent spate of fatal Islamist attacks, coupled with a wave of sexual assaults carried out by Middle Eastern immigrants, some German politicians are arguing now in favor of increased access to firearms.
Submitted by: Odio @ 01:23 PM | Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)
If you really want to make sure your computer doesn't get hacked, disconnecting it from the internet is a good place to start but that 'air gap' alone isn't necessarily enough to prevent data being filched from your PC, new research has shown.
Scientists in Israel have demonstrated a new way for data to be extracted from even air-gapped (physically isolated) computers, with a new malware attack that combs data from the whirring sound of your PC's internal fan.
That's right the sound of your computer keeping itself cool can now be turned against it, thanks to a malware program called Fansmitter, devised by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Centre.
Once a computer is infected with Fansmitter, the program can "acoustically exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers, even when audio hardware and speakers are not present," the researchers write in their paper.
The malware does this by regulating the internal fans' speed to generate an acoustic waveform emitted by the PC. In other words, like a parasite, Fansmitter takes some data from your PC, then takes over the fan, and uses it like a mouthpiece to generate subtle audio signals based on the data, which can then be detected and interpreted by a nearby device.
As the team explains, "[b]inary data can be modulated and transmitted over these audio signals to a remote microphone (eg., on a nearby mobile phone)".
It's not the first time that audio signals have been used to extract data from air-gapped machines. Previous malware demonstrations have shown that PCs' internal and external speakers could use similar techniques to broadcast data signals via audio to capture devices.
Submitted by: Odio @ 03:41 AM | Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | (url: http://www.wired....)
DONT TURN AWAY: A team of architectural historians rebuilt a Nazi gas chamber.
The stark-white plaster casts of workon display at the Venice Architectural Biennale as The Evidence Roomdoes more than just make visitors uncomfortable (though it does that, too). In responding to the Biennales theme, Reporting from the Front, the reconstruction both remembers the Holocaust and refuses to let its literal architects escape without blame.
The exhibit actually grew out of a court case. In 1996, Holocaust denier David Irving sued writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books for libel. Lipstadts 1994 book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory featured Irvings revisionist interpretation of the era. In order to fight Irvings lawsuit, Lipstadt had to prove that the Holocaust did, indeed, happen. The court called on Robert Jan van Pelt, architectural historian at the University of Waterloo. His job, on the stand, was to prove the genocidal intent of concentration camps. He had the proof: the architects who built the crematoriums left behind blueprints and letters.
Van Pelt, along with other professors and students from the University of Waterloo, used that evidence to reconstruct full-scale replicas of a gas column, a gas door, and a gas-tight hatch. Theyre nightmarish to look atbut looking, and acknowledging, is the whole point. Its a perfect example of the unflinching tone Alejandro Aravena, the latest winner of architectures prestigious Pritzker Prize and the director of this years Biennale, is urging architects to adopt in facing difficult issues.
It is a profound experience for all of us, said van Pelt in a statement, and, in design terms, a radical, unprecedented investigation into the possibility to represent something unrepresentable: the architectural evidence of a factory of death.
Submitted by: Odio @ 10:06 AM | Thursday, June 2, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)
Israeli police have released a Jewish extremist that was held in administrative detention for almost 10 months on suspicion of playing a leading role in a terrorist group targeting Palestinians.
Far-right activist Meir Ettinger was released without being charged on Wednesday, although he is still under heavy restrictions, local media reported.
He was initially taken into custody in August of last year for allegedly taking part in an arson attack in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy when he and his parents were burnt alive.
Several extremists were arrested at the time, two of which were eventually charged with the arson.
Israels internal security agency, the Shin Bet, didnt elaborate on the reason for Ettingers release.
The accused arsonist has been banned from Jerusalem and the town of Yad Binyamin for six months and the regions of Judea and Samaria for a year. He will also be subject to a night curfew and must refrain from contacting 92 people on a list of far-right activists.
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had issued an order for his detention for involvement and activity in a Jewish extremist organization and allegedly posing threat to public security.
Ettinger, whom Shin Bet regards as one of the most dangerous far-right activists, is the grandson of US-born Rabbi Meir Kahane a notorious Jewish extremist. He is believed to be one of the leaders of Israels hilltop youth, a group that attacks Palestinian, Christian, and Israeli targets and resists soldiers who attempt to remove Israeli West Bank settlers, according to the Times of Israel.
Other reports say Ettinger is the head of a religious group called Revolt, which kindles hatred between Arabs and Jews with the aim of destroying any chance for a secular Israel.
Jamal Dajani, a spokesman for the Palestinian government, said that Ettinger will be now allowed to roam free and put Palestinian lives in danger.
Submitted by: Odio @ 02:01 PM | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has faced a public backlash after saying that according to Jewish law some non-Jews should be forbidden to live in Israel.
According to Jewish law, its forbidden for a non-Jew to live in the Land of Israel unless he has accepted the seven Noahide laws, Rabbi Yosef said during his weekly Saturday lecture on March 26.
Non-Jews who fail to live by the seven Noahide laws should be expelled to Saudi Arabia, he added.
If hes not willing to accept one of them, [which is] not to commit suicide, if hes not willing to accept this, you send him to Saudi Arabia, Yosef said.
The seven Laws of Noah include prohibitions against idolatry, blaspheming God, murder, illicit sexual relations, stealing and eating a limb of a live animal. It also prescribes the establishment of a legal system that would ensure obedience to the law.
If a non-Jew stays in Israel, he has to serve the Jews, the Rabbi said.
Who will be the servers? Who will be our assistants? Therefore, we leave them here in the land, he said.
However, following a wave public outrage, Yosef had to backtrack on his comments. He explained that his words had nothing to do with todays world as he had been referring to the days of the messiah.
These laws are theoretical, [and] refer to fulfilling the seven Noahide Laws in the days of the messiah, and have no connection to the present day, he wrote, adding that he has always adopted a peaceful and embracing path.
Its clear that theres no law in our time, God forbid, to expel non-Jews from Israel, he concluded.
This is not the first time Chief Rabbi Yosef has found himself in hot water over his comments. Earlier this month he said that Israelis should not be afraid to kill terrorists armed with knives.