Wednesday, June 09, 2010

God's Dynamo - the Electric Eel


[a shocking experience]

The first man made machine to produce a powerful electrical current was the Siemens and Wheatstone dynamo, invented in 1867. This was a major breakthrough for modern technology.

Interestingly, however, for millennia prior to this, there lived in the Brazilian rivers an amazing fish capable of doing basically the same thing - the electric eel.

Their bodies contain electric organs with about 6,000 specialized cells called electrocytes that store power like tiny batteries. When threatened or attacking prey, these cells will discharge simultaneously, emitting a burst of at least 600 volts, five times the power of a standard U.S. wall socket.

They live in the murky streams and ponds of the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America, feeding mainly on fish, but also amphibians and even birds and small mammals. As air-breathers, they must come to the surface frequently. They also have poor eyesight, but can emit a low-level charge, less than 10 volts, which they use like radar to navigate and locate prey.

Electric eels can reach huge proportions, exceeding 8 feet (2.5 meters) in length and 44 pounds (20 kilograms) in weight. They have long, cylindrical bodies and flattened heads and are generally dark green or grayish on top with yellowish coloring underneath.

Human deaths from electric eels are extremely rare. However, multiple shocks can cause respiratory or heart failure, and people have been known to drown in shallow water after a stunning jolt.

Electrical engineers are still trying to learn from the design of the electric eel. Researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are trying to build artificial versions of the eel's electricity generating cells as a power source for medical implants and other tiny devices.

The diversity and wisdom in God's creations is endless. "How manifold are Thy works, O LORD! In wisdom hast Thou made them all; the earth is full of Thy creatures." Psalms 104:24

48 comments:

Alex said...

Beautiful post, JP! I hope the comments section doesn't get sullied by mostly irrelevant insults.

> "Electrical engineers are still trying to learn from the design of the electric eel."

The field of biomimetics is growing. There's even a field of research dedicated to it at Georgia Tech:
http://www.cbid.gatech.edu/groups.html

jewish philosopher said...

To me, being insulted by atheists is merely proof that I am doing a good job. Nothing is more painful to these debauched libertines than to be reminded that there is a God. They therefore naturally fight back.

Look what happened to Jeremiah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah#Into_the_stocks_by_priest_Pashhur

The Malbim.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malbim

or.Jacob Israël de Haan       

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Israël_de_Haan#Assassination

I myself lost my job last October and am currently unemployed thanks to slanderous emails sent to my employer by two God hating Jews.

Ronald Joel Schreiber
25980 Raine St
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 968-3614
cell: 248-632-6804

Tova Hadar Schreiber 
15241 Burton 
Oak Park, MI 48237 
(248) 967-3343

Frankly, I'm happy about this. I would be glad to give up my life for my beliefs. If Nathan Hale said "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hale#The_speech

we surely must say the same about God and His Torah.

Abe said...

Equally as marvelous and evidence of supernatural creation is the electric vibrator. A meticulously designed device crafted to mitigate godly created unbearable urges. It is god's hand at play that he has imprinted man to emulate his holy charge. Tell your wife to be of good cheer and keep an extra set of batteries at hand. God wouldn't want it any other way.

jewish philosopher said...

See what I mean. This blog has pushed a few atheists over the edge.

Anonymous said...

I could mock you that god must really hate you because he is at the root of your job loss. But it wasn't god, it was you. To paraphrase Shakespeare, "The fault lies not in in our stars ... but in our selves."
If you really love your family, forget all this god crap and see a good therapist. They're much more important than your obsession with an illusory god.

jewish philosopher said...

I haven't noticed that atheists are pillars of mental stability

http://jewishphilosopher.blogspot.com/2009/05/rational-response-squad.html

Nor do they seem to be necessarily great parents. Christopher Hitchens, for example, dumped his pregnant wife and ran off with another woman.

http://www.salon.com/books/review/2010/06/01/christopher_hitchens_hitch_22_review

As far as my own suffering goes, this is surely my punishment for not battling even more fiercely against the God haters.
 

Zuvan said...

JP, what is your obsessive fascination with Christopher Hitchens that you think of him with every mention of the word atheist? Are you gay for him because you clearly want his cock!

And since you post other people's private contact information, I'm sure you wouldn't mind if someone posted your biographical data to Stormfront, VNN, or Revolution Muslim. Karma is a bitch motherfucker!

jewish philosopher said...

Zuvan, first of all let me express my delight at your thought provoking and intelligent comments.

In regards to Christopher Hitchen's sex appeal, I personally cannot imagine any human being attracted to this.

http://www.vanityfair.com/images/culture/2007/10/cusl01_hitchens0710.jpg

Typical elderly atheist trash. However beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I won't argue with you.

Regarding the Schreibers, I mention them only so that all God loving Jews can have them in mind when repeating this prayer three times daily.

For the apostates let there be no hope. And let the arrogant government be speedily uprooted in our days. Let the noẓerim and the minim be destroyed in a moment. And let them be blotted out of the Book of Life and not be inscribed together with the righteous. Blessed art thou, O Lord, who humblest the arrogant.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_02999.html

Amen!!

Shilton HaSechel said...

Shame on you read Barchi Nafshi one more time

"These villains who were in Rabbi Meir's neighborhood bothered him greatly. Rabbi Meir would request in prayer that they would die. His wife Beruria said to him what are you thinking? (Do you think) since it is written 'and the sinners will be no more' (Psalms 104:35)!? Is it written sinners? (with a vav) rather it written sins (w/o a vav) .... rather pray for them that they should do teshuva 'and there will be no more evildoers' pray for them that they do teshuva and there will be no more evildoers"
(Berachot 10A)

Not that the Shcreibers are sinners chas v'shalom

jewish philosopher said...

The word used there is בריוני

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/b/l/l1101.htm

meaning "highwaymen"

http://www.come-and-hear.com/berakoth/berakoth_10.html

however this is far better than "heretic" such as these Schreiber people.

So Shilton, get with the program and pray with all your heart "For the apostates let there be no hope. Let the noẓerim and the minim be destroyed in a moment."

Shilton HaSechel said...

From Cross-Currents

(*shudder* *retch*)

http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2007/04/27/who%E2%80%99s-not-a-heretic/

"Discovering the Chazon Ish changed all that. The Gemara is quite clear about urging an “exit strategy” for them, in a manner short of actively spilling their blood. However, says the Chazon Ish (Yoreh Deah 2:16), this was true only when the community clearly recognized the operation of Divine Providence in its midst, and understood that any backsliding towards transgression jeopardized society by compromising its relationship with G-d. Eliminating spiritual fifth columnists was roundly appreciated as vital to the security of the community. In contemporary times, ridding ourselves of heretics would cause even greater contempt for religion, and is counterproductive. We have no choice, he says, but to attempt to win back the heretics with bonds of love."

Is Harav Stein arguing with the Chazon Ish!?

Anonymous said...

What kind of slander from two strangers could make you lose your job?

jewish philosopher said...

Ronnie, who is by the way divorced, unemployed, bankrupt, 54 years old and lives with his mom, simply sent an email to my CEO, Anthony Watson, of Emblemhealth, telling him that I have left comments on his daughter Tova's blog.

http://righteousrasha.blogspot.com/2009/10/jew-president-two-patriots.html

Watson, apparently a Louis Farrakhan/Jesse Jackson style black Jew hater, probably took one look at my photo on my blog with a beard and yarmulke he ordered my firing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really got yourself into deep shit!

You seemed a little wacky, but I didn't think you would do that!

I guess this shows how blogging, especially not anonymously, can be a risky business.

Good luck getting another job soon.

jewish philosopher said...

Anonymous bloggers have little credibilty. I know of no Orthodox rabbi who blogs or publishes anything else anonymously.

As far as danger goes, taking a shower or crossing the street are dangerous too. Just being a Jew may not be the healthiest thing in the world, come to think of it.

jewish philosopher said...

"Is Harav Stein arguing with the Chazon Ish!?"

The Chazon Ish was merely explaining why we don't kill heretics.

Shilton HaSechel said...

Apparently Harav Stein did not look up the Chazon Ish inside before he rather cavalierly dismissed it as "merely explaining why we don't kill heretics":

Chazon Ish (Yoreh Dea 2:16)

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14334&st=&pgnum=21

(In the cut and paste some the Hebrew letters got distorted)
ו נ ראה דאין דין מורידי; אלא בזמן שהשגחתו ית׳ גלוי׳ כמו בזמן
שהיו נסים מצוין ומשמש בת קול, וצדיקי הדור תחת
השגחה פרטית הנראית לעין כל. והכופרין אז הוא בנליזות
מיוחדות בהטיית היצר לתאוות והפקרוח, ואז היה ביעור
רשעים גדרו של עולם שהכל ידעו כי הדחח הדור מביא פורעניית
לעולם ומביא דבר וחרב ורעב בעולם, אבל בזמן ההעלם שנכרתה
האמונה מן דלח העם אין במעשה הורדה גדר הפרצה אלא
הוספה הפרצה שיהי׳ בעיניהם כמעשה השחתה ואלמות ח״ו וכיון
שכל עצמנו לתקן אין הדין נוהג בשעה שאין בו תיקון

[NOW PAY ATTENTION]

ועלינו
להחזירם בעבותות אהבה ולהעמידם בקרן אורה במה שידינו
מגעת


I'll translate that last bit for you:

"And it is (incumbent) upon us to bring them back with bonds of love and to stand them in 'the beam of its light' as much as possible"

BONDS OF LOVE


I expect someone who is truly dedicated to Torah ideals such as Harav Stein to take the Chazon Ish seriously.

So I'll ask my question once again. Does Harav Stein argue with the Chazon Ish?

jewish philosopher said...

"much as possible"

That would exclude a lot of people.

I happened to have known quite well the Steipler, the brother in law of the Chazon Ish and his disciple. He would not have been crazy about scumbags like the Schreibers.

Shilton HaSechel said...

Harav Stein,

You are nitpicking as usual. The Chazon Ish clearly says that bonds of love are the way. But that's apparently not good enough for you. Now you start saying that he didn't really mean what he said. In your intransigence you are ignoring the basic message of the Chazon Ish.

You still have not addressed whether or not you argue with the Chazon Ish.

You should remove the claim on your sidebar that your blog "follows the teachings of the Lithuanian rabbinical seminaries" as the Chazon Ish was clearly a member of that tradition.

jewish philosopher said...

Shilton, with all due respect, I think I understand the Chazon Ish a little better than you. I learned in Kollel Chazon Ish for five years.

Shilton HaSechel said...

By all means Harav Stein I would love for you to explain to me exactly how I've misunderstood it. Your insights from years in the Kollel Chazon Ish would be most enlightening.

I await your perush to this famous Chazon Ish with bated breath.

jewish philosopher said...

Well, Shilton, since you feel so strongly about this, do both.

Have Ronnie and Tova in mind when repeating this prayer three times daily:

For the apostates let there be no hope. And let the arrogant government be speedily uprooted in our days. Let the noẓerim and the minim be destroyed in a moment. And let them be blotted out of the Book of Life and not be inscribed together with the righteous. Blessed art thou, O Lord, who humblest the arrogant.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_02999.html

While at the same time bring them back with bonds of love and stand them in 'the beam of its light' as much as possible, since you think that's possible.

By all means go for means go for it. Keep me posted on your results.

Shilton HaSechel said...

How predictable you failed to address my questions and instead went off on a tangent.

Once again: explain to me the Chazon Ish.

Its not fair that you're depriving the world of your insights on such a controversial Chazon Ish.

jewish philosopher said...

Oh, I explained it perfectly. "as much as possible" excludes people like the Schreibers who are beyond any realistic possibility of repentance.

However you're free to disagree with me on that. By all means, let me know how you are managing bringing them back with bonds of love and standing them in 'the beam of its light'. Your my man Shilton. Prove me wrong. I'm looking forward to hearing about this.

Shilton HaSechel said...

its the Chazon Ish's advice not mine. You went to "his kollel" not me

do you presume to have tried as much as possible. Were your sexual remarks "trying as much as possible" was your offensive trolling "trying as much as possible"

You amuse me with your excuses. Its one thing for someone to be mindlessly dedicated to Torah and Gedolim. Its another to be dedicated to ones twisted version of it.

Who are you Harav Hagaon Stein to decide who is beyond repentance? Are you so great that you can tell? Teach us the secret to your clairvoyance. Apparently you never learned how to be Dan L'caf Zechut.
Apparently you never learned not to judge until you've walked in someone else's shoes. Even king Manashe of whom the Gemara says he has no share in the world to come, acc. to the Gemara, admonished Rav Ashi for being so presumptuous as to condemn him for his sins. Are you greater than Rav Ashi? Are the "atheists" more sinful than Manashe? If you're going to be "Torah True" follow the Talmud once in a while.

Apparently even the Chazon Ish was not as clever as Harav Hagaon Stein.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous bloggers have little credibilty. I know of no Orthodox rabbi who blogs or publishes anything else anonymously."

Mr JP, perhaps a little self reflection is in order (although I am only a lowly anonymous blogger...).

This is not about credibility or ability to influence people to change their lives. (You now have neither).

Blogging is a hobby and an act of self expression. In your case you use it to harrass and spew highly negative (and destructive)emotions, to the point where it gets you into trouble. Mr Shreiber's employment or marital status is irrelevant. I would have done the same for my daughter (although in my daughter's case she probably would have done it herself).

You purport to know alot about addictions, I think that the events described would fit the criterion for a blogging/internet addiction, and perhaps a sexual obsession as well.

Get yourself some help.

Shalmo said...

I'm sorry you lost your job JP. The sad part is many atheists do not know how not to function like drones, when one does something wrong the others cover for him/her, which ironically is exactly what so many are doing on this thread.

Seriously guys Tova is hardly innocent. She makes nasty posts about JP as well, and you can hardly call it harassment when she too comes on this blog to fight with JP as she did below in the "A Little Help from Our Friends".

If she really was afraid of sexual harassment, why is she coming back to harass the harasser? Its one thing to have online fights on blogs, we all let loose a little venom from time to time, but it gets too much when cops are involved and false fears of sexual harassment are propagated.

If she really was a victim of harassment then she could just as easily have blocked JP, instead even after the so-called online sexual harassment thread she continued to come here to pick fights with JP, as she just did below in the "A Little Help from Our Friends".

Isn't it a bit hypocritical for Tova to sponsor a blog asking everyone to ban JP, and then come here to pick fights with him? If she wants him banned then she should frankly follow through and not engage him at all.

Its hard to take her seriously after this fiasco, because she has deprived an entire family (an innocent wife and kids) of sustainable income, which is just absurd :(

jewish philosopher said...

"Who are you Harav Hagaon Stein to decide who is beyond repentance?"

Prove me wrong, Shilton.

"In your case you use it to harrass and spew highly negative (and destructive)emotions,"

Hatred can be a good thing, as I explained years ago.

http://jewishphilosopher.blogspot.com/2007/12/good-hatred.html

My blog however includes a lot of positive things too, for example this post.

If you look at popular Jewish skeptic blogs, you'll find almost only criticism and ridicule of Judaism and Jews.

Anonymous said...

the only person who has deprived Mr Stein's family of income is himself. Perhaps he should not have been posting harassing messages from work if he was so intent on keeping his job.

OTD said...

JP: Listen up because I'll say it just once.

I am part of a large group of people who are seriously pursuing taking action against you. Besides for trivialities like getting your blog shut down, and pressing charges for libel and other fun stuff, we are well on our way to informing New York State Child and Family Services. We will argue that you are incapable and unqualified to be a parent, and we'll have some inspectors follow you for a
while and a hearing or two. I think you stand a good chance of losing your family to this.

We ask that you cease and desist from annoying people, online and in real life. At the very *minimum* we ask that you do not attempt to contact Tova ever again, and never mention her name again. Ever. If you follow these conditions we may reconsider, but I cannot guarantee it.

I'm sorry you lost your job, but that is *nothing* compared to what we have in store for you.

jewish philosopher said...

"the only person who has deprived Mr Stein's family of income is himself. Perhaps he should not have been posting harassing messages from work if he was so intent on keeping his job"

Offending the Schreibers apparently was not the actual reason for my firing. To the best of my knowledge, my former employer did not bother to notify them that any action was taken on their complaint.

"We ask that you cease and desist from annoying people, online and in real life. At the very *minimum* we ask that you do not attempt to contact Tova ever again, and never mention her name again. Ever. If you follow these conditions we may reconsider, but I cannot guarantee it."


OTD you are a coward and a moron. Making a false crime report is a crime.

http://www.ehow.com/i/#article_5455786

I can't wait to see you, Tova, Ronnie and all the other vermin locked up for a while.

And for her next suicide attempt, I recommend that Tova leap from a building 100 feet tall or greater. That's probably the most convenient and successful method.


In the Soviet Union 30 years ago, Orthodox Jews were expelled from their jobs, had their children taken from them (after all, Judaism is child abuse), they were sent to psychiatric hospitals (after all, only a mad man could oppose the worker's paradise) and they were silenced. And this is exactly what God hating Jews would like to do to me. Atheists want to deprive me of my First Amendment rights of freedom of expression and religion because it "annoys" them.

However look how things have changed.

There are thriving yeshivas today in Moscow, while the Soviet Union doesn't exist.

It could make you think there is a God.

Abe said...

Folks, I think that by now, most of you have concluded that Mr. Stein is mentaly unstable. As such, what sense does it make to debate a lunatic?
Its been fun abusing his malign predilictions, but I think its time we left this miserable soul alone. He needs the quietude and insularity of a raging god in which to stew his venom.
I'm removing this blog and will ignore the putz. I suggest you all do the same.

jewish philosopher said...

Abe, spoken like a true Marxist-Leninist.

"In the Soviet Union, psychiatry was used for punitive purposes. Psychiatric hospitals were often used by the authorities as prisons. This method was also employed against religious prisoners, including especially well-educated atheists who converted to a religion; in such cases their religious faith was determined to be a form of mental illness that needed to be cured."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punitive_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union

However apparently you missed the news that the march of freedom and democracy have left Marxism-Leninism on the ash-heap of history .

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1982/60882a.htm

Anonymous said...

"In the Soviet Union, psychiatry was used for punitive purposes. Psychiatric hospitals were often used by the authorities as prisons. This method was also employed against religious prisoners,"

Yeah, all the modern orthodox, skeptics, heretics and atheists are all out to get you, evey last one of them. Paranoid people never admit they're ill.
That's why you still think that you're not mentaly unhinged.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm a friend of Tova, she's a very intelligent and caring girl and I don't understand what the hell is your problem. If you go around harassing her, making threats, posting her private information without permission and express a wish of suicide, I think you deserve to lose your job if not slapped with a restraining order.

Knock it off jerk.

And don't reply with non-sequiters about the Soviet Union and atheists. Knowing Tova, she could care less about your branch of your religion as long as you don't harm others or threaten to do so.

JHP

Anonymous said...

from all these posts, it appears you look for God in everything you experience in life

you seem to be reassuring yourself that God is actually good and righteous, and can find endless examples of his greatness in everything

it is the weakest kind of faith

jewish philosopher said...

"atheists are all out to get you, evey last one of them"

Well, isn't "I'm sorry you lost your job, but that is *nothing* compared to what we have in store for you." posted above Monday, June 14, 2010 7:10:00 AM a threat?

"I'm a friend of Tova, she's a very intelligent and caring girl and I don't understand what the hell is your problem."

Simple. She insults and criticizes my religion so I insult and criticize her.

http://righteousrasha.blogspot.com/2009/10/breaking-free.html

Of course from the Bolshevik Marxist-Leninist perspective of atheists that makes me a reactionary who must be silenced. Too bad the KGB doesn't operate in New York the last time I checked. We have something called "freedom of expression".

"it is the weakest kind of faith"

I think I would describe my experience as knowledge, not faith.

jewish philosopher said...

It's interesting also that Mr Schreiber, Tova's dad, has not commented. Last fall, they seemed so close.

Could it be that they were dating and have broken up lately? It wouldn't surprise me. They probably can both do better.

Anonymous said...

This site may be able to help you. You seem to fit the criteria:

http://www.netaddiction.com/

Besides exposing yourself as a real creep and hyper-religious fanatic, your behavior is wrecking your own life.

jewish philosopher said...

That is an interesting site, however let me explain something.

I discovered blogging about five years ago, I think not long after it became popular, and I noticed that there were about a dozen sites committed to bashing Orthodox Judaism and promoting atheism.

After a few months, I started thinking to myself - why don't I create a blog bashing atheism and promoting Orthodox Judaism? No one seemed to be doing that. So here it is.

I know that many Orthodox Jewish converts to atheism are horrified by this and rightly so. They would like to, unchallenged, publish their own false propaganda and they don't appreciate criticism. Too bad. In the United States, unlike in atheistic countries like North Korea, we have freedom of expression.

As far as wrecking my life goes, well I guess you could say the same about Jeremiah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah#Into_the_stocks_by_priest_Pashhur

or the Malbim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malbim

or Jacob Israël de Haan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Israël_de_Haan#Assassination

They could also have just shut up and been fine. However sometimes, ones ideals and values are more important than ones comfort or even life.

Nathan Hale said "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hale#The_speech

and I surely must say the same about God and His Torah.

In regards to my criticism of Tova Schreiber, she insults and criticizes my religion

http://righteousrasha.blogspot.com/2009/10/breaking-free.html

so I insult and criticize her. The fact that she is female or under 40 years old is irrelevant. I have never threatened her, so all my comments are included under protected freedom of expression.

If she cannot tolerate criticism, here's a suggestion: delete the blog.

Anonymous said...

"Simple. She insults and criticizes my religion so I insult and criticize her."

That's because, like Islam, your crazed religion deserves to be insulted and crticized.

"As far as wrecking my life goes, well I guess you could say the same about Jeremiah"

Lol, so you put yourself on the same level as Jeremiah. Add delusions of grandeur to paranoia and visceral hatreds on your list of mental disorders.

"Nathan Hale said "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
I bet you've had many thoughts of giving up your life for your religion. But I think your consideration of employing a suicide vest at a Christopher Hithcens lecture is a bad idea. You need to quickly call the suicide bomber hotline.
Think about your family!

jewish philosopher said...

"That's because, like Islam, your crazed religion deserves to be insulted and crticized."

And I disagree. I haven't yet drunk the Marxist-Leninist Kool Aid.

"But I think your consideration of employing a suicide vest at a Christopher Hithcens lecture is a bad idea."

Well you should know; atheists have murdered far more people than any other religion. Osama is a girl scout next to Chairman Mao. And why not? You believe that humans are merely worthless, souless bags of chemicals.

Captain Cthulhu said...

jewish philosopher said...
"Offending the Schreibers apparently was not the actual reason for my firing. To the best of my knowledge, my former employer did not bother to notify them that any action was taken on their complaint."


And you know this how? It is no coincidence that after years of working there, you did not lose your job until after the Schreibers (who for the record are the innocent party) reported your abusive ass to your employer. How do you know he did not notify them that any action was taken on their complaint? Have you been using the same technology for rooting out stealth atheists to monitor your former employer? I thought so...

jewish philosopher said...
"Watson, apparently a Louis Farrakhan/Jesse Jackson style black Jew hater, probably took one look at my photo on my blog with a beard and yarmulke he ordered my firing."


Paranoid much? It can't possibly be because you used your work e-mail to send harassing messages. No! Your boss was obviously a raging anti-Semite. I don't suppose you wear tinfoil under your kippah to keep the evil Marxist atheist shadow government and possibly the aliens from reading your mind, do you?

Actually, I happen to think that it's very racist of you to assume that because your former boss was African-American that he is therefore a "Louis Farrakhan/Jesse Jackson type." Are all blacks "Jew haters" of such caliber or only the ones who fire your dumb ass for doing some offensive blogging when you should be working? And since you mentioned it, considering that you reject evolution, you didn't by chance share the Talmudic explanation for why blacks exist with him, did you?

jewish philosopher said...

If EmblemHealth had notified Tova Schreiber of some action taken on her father's complaint, I doubt that she would have neglected to mention it on her blog, since she seems to be obsessed with anything to do with me.

Clearly, there was some other reason the company chose to terminate me, after 15 years of problem free employment, so I'm taking a guess.

Philo said...

First JP,

I highly doubt the multi-billionaire CEO of EmblemHealth, who has been profiled in Fortune and Business Week magazines, Anthony Watson, fired you.

Secondly, while I am not part of the so-called "group" who are after you (but I am still no theist), I do not think you can compare your situation with the Schrieber's to that of inside the Iron Curtain. First off, Tova is a rank and file Libertarian, does not exactly fit into Marxist ideology.

All I have been doing since the entire controversy with Tova and yourself started, was figure out a solution. I feel I can no longer find a more viable solution then just not to get involved anymore.

jewish philosopher said...

"I highly doubt the multi-billionaire CEO of EmblemHealth, who has been profiled in Fortune and Business Week magazines, Anthony Watson, fired you."

All I can tell you is that at about 9:00 pm Sunday 10/25/2009, Schreiber sent an email to Anthony Watson and several other EmblemHealth executives. Exactly 9:00 am Monday I was called to Human Resources and told to leave the premises immediately and that this complaint had reached the highest levels of the company and was being taken very seriously. I was told on Thursday on the phone that I was terminated effective immediately due to "Unacceptable Use of the Internet E-Mail System".

So you can draw what conclusion you want to, or email Watson yourself. He seems to have a very soft spot for bloggers. Maybe he thinks a blog is like a national magazine or something.

"I do not think you can compare your situation with the Schrieber's to that of inside the Iron Curtain."

Orthodox Jews were routinely denied a livelihood in the Soviet Union. Their children were placed in foster homes and in some cases they were sent psychiatric hospitals. Well that's exactly what some bloggers have done or would like to do to me. History repeats itself?

Philo said...

"or email Watson yourself"

That would be a bit hard since it is unlikely that a multi-billionaire CEO of a health insurance company, would leave their email somewhere on the internet. However, on your charge of anti-Semetism, Mr. Watson actually looks pretty old and friendly-- http://www.nysocialdiary.com/i/partypictures/10_24_08/uhf/Photo-1.jpg

"Orthodox Jews were routinely denied a livelihood in the Soviet Union. Their children were placed in foster homes and in some cases they were sent psychiatric hospitals. Well that's exactly what some bloggers have done or would like to do to me. History repeats itself?"

Again, you are accusing all atheist/non-theist/former Orthodox bloggers of being in this scheme. That is not true.

I just think everyone should just get the f*** off each other's a**'s, and just leave each other's personal life alone from here on out. That seems to be the only solution.

jewish philosopher said...

"That would be a bit hard since it is unlikely that a multi-billionaire CEO of a health insurance company, would leave their email somewhere on the internet."

I thought so too, but as you can see, here it is.

http://righteousrasha.blogspot.com/2009/10/jew-president-two-patriots.html

"I just think everyone should just get the f*** off each other's a**'s, and just leave each other's personal life alone from here on out. "

As you can see from the above post, Tova believes that any criticism of her is a crime, period. She just has to figure out how take revenge on people commiting this crime, since law enforcement seems to be uncooperative.