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World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

…but they’re not optimistic

World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

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2/9/2015 at 8:30am
Since February 2014, the Russian military has been taking steps to secure portions of eastern Ukraine; forces successfully annexed the Crimea, and Russian separatists in Ukraine have continued their attacks. Nations including the United States have advocated for providing Ukrainians with the means to defend themselves—that means tanks, weapons, and training—but…
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Branco Cartoon – Tongue Tied

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Come on, spit it out

Branco Cartoon – Tongue Tied

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2/9/2015 at 7:00am
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Is Jordan’s response to ISIS “proportionate”? (asks no one)

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

“Proportionate” only applies to Israel.

Is Jordan’s response to ISIS “proportionate”? (asks no one)

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2/8/2015 at 8:55pm
Hey, remember when Hamas was lobbing thousands of missiles at Israeli cities, trying to kidnap people, and killing when they got lucky? Of course you remember it. It has happened every couple of years since Hamas took over Gaza. And before that, the Palestinians strapped bombs on their loved ones and sent them…
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U Cal Student Gov’t votes to divest from most of world, including U.S.

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Self-parody, as anti-Israel divestment morphs — Can we divest from U. Cal?

U Cal Student Gov’t votes to divest from most of world, including U.S.

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2/8/2015 at 6:51pm
We have covered anti-Israel student government divestment votes the past couple of years. Groups, typically led by Students for Justice in Palestine assisted by Jewish Voice for Peace, try to get student governments to vote to divest from specified companies doing business in Israel, such as Caterpillar and HP. Sometimes they succeed,…
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Left Coast Story: Beverly Hills and Santa Monica students brawl (Video)

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Headlights kicked out of one student’s Mercedes

Left Coast Story: Beverly Hills and Santa Monica students brawl (Video)

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/only-on-2-video-emerges-of-nasty-brawl-between-rival-high-schools/
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2/8/2015 at 5:03pm
What is going on in the Left Coast? Reader and frequent commenter LukeHandCool, a resident of Santa Monica, sends along this note and link: What happens when the blackboard jungle comes to two of the most progressive high schools in America? How could this possibly happen in Utopia when all the kids are taught…
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What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

If we landed an interview, like Buzzfeed News has done.

What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

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2/8/2015 at 4:00pm
BuzzFeed News has announced that it’s been granted an interview with President Obama on Tuesday. In their heart of hearts, Buzzfeed readers want to know what type of cat Obama was in a prior or will be in a future life. Or at least, which 80’s sitcom character Obama most easily identifies…
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http://youtu.be/kNHR1tcDfpU

Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Bibi Netanyahu is just the messenger of the reality of a dangerous nuke deal.

Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

http://youtu.be/kNHR1tcDfpU
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2/8/2015 at 1:32pm
The now-open conflict between the Obama administration and Bibi Netanyahu has little to do with Obama’s hurt feelings or a breach of protocol, though it is portrayed that way by the White House, many Democrats, and increasingly, weak-kneed supporters of Israel who worry that getting Barack Obama angry would be the…
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Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Devolution

Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

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2/8/2015 at 11:53am
Over the past several months, we’ve watched the situation in Yemen devolve to the point of chaos. In September, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took informal control of the capital city of Sanaa; then, in mid-January, Yemen’s active al-Qaeda cell took credit for the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and threatened…
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Revealed: Palestinian Authority formula for paying terrorists

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Making it harder to argue that Abbas is “not compromised by terror”

Revealed: Palestinian Authority formula for paying terrorists

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2/8/2015 at 9:42am
Is the Palestinian Authority interested in peace? Although you probably knew the answer, we now have more proof that the PA directly rewards terrorism against Israel, and has developed a process to determine how much to reward terrorists based upon how serious the terror act was. Edwin Black reported Friday that unsealed documents not only…
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Michigan Man Receives New Car, Ditches 21 mile walk

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Faith in humanity momentarily restored

Michigan Man Receives New Car, Ditches 21 mile walk

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2/8/2015 at 8:00am
Every once in a while, fortune favors those who work hard enough to earn it. This is one of those times. Last week, the Detroit Free Press ran a story about a man named James Robertson. For the past ten years, 56 year-old James has dealt with a 21 mile commute…
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San Fran Raises Minimum Wage, Kills Local Book Store

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

“The long-term costs just end up getting too high.”

San Fran Raises Minimum Wage, Kills Local Book Store

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2/7/2015 at 8:00pm
Progressives love the idea of raising the minimum wage and the City of San Francisco is taking the issue to new heights. Unfortunately, the success and survival of small businesses rarely figure into these decisions. One small but successful independent book store in San Francisco is now closing. The owner recently appeared…
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Maher Speaks Up After Guest Blames US for Jihad

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

“We’re not the moral equivalent of ISIS”

Maher Speaks Up After Guest Blames US for Jihad

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2/7/2015 at 6:00pm
Last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher was a mixed bag of weird and weirder. The brutal burning death of a Jordanian fighter pilot, and Jordan’s scorched-earth response, has sparked debate about the best way to respond to the continuing threat of ISIS, as well as the United States’ proper role…
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BREAKING: Brian Williams just took himself off the air

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

“I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days”

BREAKING: Brian Williams just took himself off the air

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2/7/2015 at 4:22pm
Via NBC News: In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily…
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Obama’s new National Security Plan = Social Justice War

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

Downplays ‘existential’ global threats.

Obama’s new National Security Plan = Social Justice War

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2/7/2015 at 2:45pm
As all hell breaks loose across the Middle East, another member of the Obama administration is focusing on the important issues. Fred Lucas of The Blaze reported: Susan Rice Calls for Climate Action, LGBT Equality in National Security Plan National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the United States must take a longer view on…
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“the Israeli government doesn’t — and shouldn’t — listen to them”

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

The Iranian nuclear threat is not about Barack Obama’s self-image, real or imagined.

“the Israeli government doesn’t — and shouldn’t — listen to them”

http://youtu.be/4pbCKnpdXck
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2/7/2015 at 1:00pm
Going through some old bookmarks I never wrote about, I found Israel’s Fair-Weather Fans, an August 7, 2014, NY Times Op-Ed by Shmuel Rosner. The column is a rebuttal to liberal Jewish American critics worrying about the alienation of liberal American Jews from Israel. It seems relevant today, as some Democrats…
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Senator Cotton: Gitmo Prisoners Can “Rot In Hell”

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

Strong words from Arkansas’ new Senator

Senator Cotton: Gitmo Prisoners Can “Rot In Hell”

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2/7/2015 at 11:30am
Newly elected Republican Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has no problem stating how he really feels about Gitmo detainees. In a hearing on the administration’s recent decision to close the Guantanamo Bay facilities, (something Senator Obama promised to do when he was running for President in 2008), Senator Cotton grilled Brian McKeon,…
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Fort Hood victims will get their Purple Hearts

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2015

“It’s an appropriate recognition of their service and sacrifice.”

Fort Hood victims will get their Purple Hearts

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2/7/2015 at 9:30am
After five years of lobbying, lawmakers and activists have ensured that the victims of the 2009 terror attack on Fort Hood will receive the Purple Heart. After the attack, lawyers for the victims of Major Nidal Hasan’s massacre began to put pressure on the Army to declare the attack an act…
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