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Israeli-free hummus can’t fill Progressive Jews’ void

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

Israel “a pretext for setting loose emotions that may originate somewhere else”

Israeli-free hummus can’t fill Progressive Jews’ void

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12/23/2014 at 6:09pm
I have had a Times of Israel column bookmarked since last June. It’s a column that spoke to the phenomenon of “progressive” Jews obsessed with proving how much they hate Israel, so much so that hating Israel becomes their every reason for being and their identity. We see that type around campuses, sometimes…
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City of Bloomington to sue Mall of America protesters (#BlackLivesMatter #ShutItDown)

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

“This was a powder keg just waiting for a match”

City of Bloomington to sue Mall of America protesters (#BlackLivesMatter #ShutItDown)

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12/23/2014 at 4:24pm
Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson is making moves to hold accountable the organizers of this past Saturday’s “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America. Awesome. Mall of America is going to sue the protest puppet masters. http://t.co/xo4v6er0VN— SFK (@stephenkruiser) December 23, 2014 Officers were present on-site, and once the chanting started,…
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U. Illinois Faculty Committee fails to call for Steven Salaita position restoration

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

Tweets raised “legitimate concerns questions” as to fitness since Salaita’s scholarship “almost indistinguishable from a political purpose.”

U. Illinois Faculty Committee fails to call for Steven Salaita position restoration

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12/23/2014 at 2:45pm
The faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven Salaita. The Report is being spun by Salaita supporters as a victory, but the details actually…
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Active Duty Military Rating for Obama Shrinks to 15%

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

“An unpopular president in the eyes of the men and women in uniform.”

Active Duty Military Rating for Obama Shrinks to 15%

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12/23/2014 at 1:00pm
President Obama has never enjoyed a very high approval rating from members of America’s armed forces, but the end of 2014 finds him at a remarkable new low. Charlie Spiering of Breitbart reported: President Obama’s Approval Ratings Crater With Active Duty Military Active duty members of the United States military are not happy with…
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3 Ways Chuck Schumer’s Airfare Probe Ignores Economic Realities

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

Economic populism relies on disregarding reality

3 Ways Chuck Schumer’s Airfare Probe Ignores Economic Realities

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12/23/2014 at 11:30am
Last week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he wants the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation to investigate why airfares are not decreasing along with falling oil prices. On the surface, Schumer’s observation makes sense. Crude oil and jet fuel prices are strongly correlated, and on average jet fuel comprises…
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Families of slain #NYPD officers give emotional statements

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

Their loved-ones mattered.

Families of slain #NYPD officers give emotional statements

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12/23/2014 at 10:00am
Two months ago, Pei Xia Chen was a happy newlywed. Now, she’s living a nightmare as the widow of executed NYPD officer Wenjian Liu, and the focus of a media frenzy. She offered a statement to the press late yesterday evening: The devastated widow of slain police Officer Wenjian Liu spoke Monday…
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Watch the Worst Gun Control PSA Ever Made

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

New ad encourages children to break the law.

Watch the Worst Gun Control PSA Ever Made

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12/23/2014 at 8:30am
Remember when Vice President Joe Biden stupidly told people to fend off intruders by firing a shotgun into the air? This is worse. I’m not a lawyer or a gun owner but as I watched this for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder how many laws the boy in the…
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By George, I think she’s got it

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2014

Could not tell a lie.

By George, I think she’s got it

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12/23/2014 at 7:00am
Hi, Professor J, This isn’t exactly a bumper sticker, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless. I spotted it as I was placing a tip at the restaurant. Loyal LI reader JL
 

We should all sneer in the face of North Korean fearmongering

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

“Let me put it this way. Kim’s not ‘with it.'”

We should all sneer in the face of North Korean fearmongering

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12/22/2014 at 8:40pm
Remember the time when North Korea threw a cyberterror party—and EVERYBODY showed up with bottles of wine and things in hopes that they would stop? Well, not everybody, but everybody actually involved bent the knee to the World’s Worst Country and brought shame upon the heads of freedom-lovers everywhere. Fortunately for the…
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Laugh or cry? Get a load of these Amazon best sellers

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Oddities for everyone?

Laugh or cry? Get a load of these Amazon best sellers

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12/22/2014 at 7:10pm
I’m an avid online shopper, particularly during this time of year. I also think Amazon Prime is one of God’s greatest modern gifts to mankind. A few weeks ago I was perusing through the endless Amazon offerings when I stumbled upon an option to view the best selling items by category. Both horrifying and…
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U. California system moves to keep anti-Israel BDS out of the classroom

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Anti-Israel faculty brought this on themselves by turning academia into political war.

U. California system moves to keep anti-Israel BDS out of the classroom

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12/22/2014 at 5:26pm
By now most of our readers should be familiar with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement. Scroll through our BDS and American Studies Association tags for a horrifying history of the perversion of academia by obsessive-compulsive Israel (and in some cases, Jew) haters. Recently a UAW affiliate representing graduate student instructors p…
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RIP Joe Cocker

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Cultural Icon.

RIP Joe Cocker

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12/22/2014 at 4:08pm
He died today. The BBC reports: Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70, his agent has confirmed. The Sheffield born singer-songwriter had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where…
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North Korea’s internet access is “toast” (Developing)

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Cybershenanigans possible.

North Korea’s internet access is “toast” (Developing)

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12/22/2014 at 3:01pm
Could it be that the United States has finally hit back against North Korea’s cyberaggression? All 1,024 of North Korea’s Internet protocol addresses have gone dark, and internet monitors are calling the outage one of the worst network failures in years. From the Washington Post: The connectivity problems are coming just days after President…
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Stanley Cohen: Hamas lawyer, tax convict, and … hostage negotiator?

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Cohen tried in vain to obtain the release of hostage Peter Kassig from ISIS.

Stanley Cohen: Hamas lawyer, tax convict, and … hostage negotiator?

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12/22/2014 at 1:19pm
The saga of Stanley Cohen took an unexpected twist recently. For background, see our Stanley Cohen Tag. Short version: Cohen is a virulently anti-Israel, pro-Hamas lawyer who has defended many high-profile terrorists in court. Cohen pleaded guilty to obstructing the IRS and failing to file income tax returns for several years. He…
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Boko Haram attacks cause humanitarian crisis

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Attacks on “infidels” increasing

Boko Haram attacks cause humanitarian crisis

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12/22/2014 at 11:48am
The #BringBackOurGirls hashtivism trend may not have saved the almost 300 young women who were kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year, but it did force the world to focus its attention on Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group responsible for the kidnappings. It’s time to bring that attention back. Most of the…
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California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Study suggests vaccinated people may actually be infecting the unvaccinated.

California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

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12/22/2014 at 10:15am
Although the media has recently been less focused on Ebola, the disease is still impacting Africa and the death count now tops 7000. Meanwhile, a new epidemic of a disease that was once thought well-contained by vaccinations may be occurring in my home state of California. The number of cases of whooping…
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Targeting police officers: looking forward, looking back

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

This feels familiar.

Targeting police officers: looking forward, looking back

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12/22/2014 at 8:30am
When I read the news of the murder of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in their police car, it had an air of sickening familiarity. If you’re as old as I am, and especially if you’re from New York, you remember. You…
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