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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/27/2013 – Why Mr. Passive-Aggressive rejected Olmert’s offer

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/27/2013 – Why Mr. Passive-Aggressive rejected Olmert’s offer

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5/27/2013 at 12:30pm
1) Why didn’t Abbas answer Olmert? Last week Avi Issacharoff reported on a recent interview he had with Ehud Olmert in The Tower. Much of the story was known, but Olmert provided some new specifics about his offer to Abbas and Issacharoff obtained a map that Mahmoud Abbas had drawn to illustrate…
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The historical fiction of Israel’s “occupation”

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

The historical fiction of Israel’s “occupation”

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5/27/2013 at 11:00am
Since today is a relatively slow news day (he says, probably to be surprised), it’s a good time for another legal history lesson, from law professor Eugene Kontorovich, who also is affiliated with The Lawfare Project. We previously featured his lecture, The Legal Case for Israel, which addressed the mythology that Israel illegally…
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My Memorial Day Tribute to Self Defense

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

My Memorial Day Tribute to Self Defense

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5/27/2013 at 9:33am
As we honor fallen American heroes this Memorial Day, I would like to pause for a moment in respect for a slain British Soldier: He was a doting dad, a rabid soccer fan and the life of any party. But above all, Lee Rigby was a British soldier. And a day after he was…
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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

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5/27/2013 at 8:15am
She was buried on Memorial Day 2009, as we discussed in Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte – buried on Memorial Day 2009, which has many further details, videos and photos. As described at Gateway Pundit, on May 26, 2009: Lt. Roslyn Schulte was the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in Iraq or…
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Don’t tread on us

Posted by  ▪  May 27, 2013

Don’t tread on us

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5/27/2013 at 7:00am
From Linda: skyline medical center, Nashville tn
 

Numerous NY sheriffs and county clerks balk at enforcing new gun law

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Numerous NY sheriffs and county clerks balk at enforcing new gun law

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5/26/2013 at 9:00pm
We wrote the other day about the refusal of a District Attorney in upstate NY to prosecute a man for having 9 bullets in his legal 10-round magazine, which exceeded the new state limit of 7 bullets under the so-called SAFE Act. While the District Attorney declined to make a sweeping stand…
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Change.org Petitions Hacked

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Change.org Petitions Hacked

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5/26/2013 at 7:30pm
Change.org, one of the most widely used petition websites, with over 35 million users in 196 countries, was hacked this weekend. Unauthorized modifications that are said to have been “cosmetic” in nature were made Friday to twelve petitions hosted on the site, according to a spokesman for the organization. From CNN: No personal information…
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Politically-correct windmill industry gets a pass on killing Eagles

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Politically-correct windmill industry gets a pass on killing Eagles

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5/26/2013 at 5:44pm
Windmills! The backbone of the Obama energy plan, and something of a fetish to him: Because the windmill industry is politically correct, it gets a pass on the wholesale slaughter of Eagles and other migratory birds: AP VIDEO: Wind turbines injure and kill protected birds, but the Obama administration does not prosecute: apne.ws/18HY43p -BW—…
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Palestinian Firebomb Throwers Use Press as Human Shields

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Palestinian Firebomb Throwers Use Press as Human Shields

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5/26/2013 at 4:02pm
I wonder how this will be reported in the press. Press coverage or complicity? From The Commentator: A video has surfaced which claims to show Palestinian terrorists hurling firebombs and rocks at Israeli soldiers while hiding behind reporters and other media.  
 

L.A. economic priorities — condom distribution bus tour

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

L.A. economic priorities — condom distribution bus tour

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5/26/2013 at 1:30pm
It is well known that the Golden State is experiencing economic troubles. In fact, 10 California cities are poised to declare bankruptcy. Stockton has recently been given the go ahead to lead this fiscal emergency parade: On Monday a judge ruled that Stockton, Ca. could enter bankruptcy. The city of 291,000 counts among…
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Thomas Friedman on Obamacare: It’s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Thomas Friedman on Obamacare: It’s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

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5/26/2013 at 11:30am
I can see clearly now the rain is gone … How often does a cabinet secretary endorse an op-ed column? NYT’s Friedman sees a revolution in innovation and care under the Affordable Care Act: nyti.ms/10rFmud #HealthInnovation #ACA— Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) May 25, 2013 Thomas Friedman must feel really good right now, Secretary Sebelius endorsed…
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“About Syria, the critical theory crowd remains silent”

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

“About Syria, the critical theory crowd remains silent”

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5/26/2013 at 9:48am
So writes Syracuse University Professor Zak Braiterman, Hezbollah — Part of the Global Left?: Reading this article about Hezbollah fighting in Syria and up to its waist in blood, it made me wonder if a certain philosopher still believes that Hezbollah is a social movement that is “progressive,” “on the left,” and “p…
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Chicago school closings expose left’s internal war

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Chicago school closings expose left’s internal war

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5/26/2013 at 8:17am
In reaction to news that the Chicago board of education approved the closure of 50 schools, part of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel says is an effort to close a $1 billion budget shortfall in the city made prudent by school underutilization and lack of enrollment, pro-union operatives lashed out with two…
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Wasting away again in Wingnutiville

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2013

Wasting away again in Wingnutiville

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5/26/2013 at 7:00am
From John: Taken in a parking lot in Marietta GA — a proud member of the “wing nuts” and bi-partisan, to boot. Keep up the great work!
 

Rename the Tip Line?

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Rename the Tip Line?

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5/25/2013 at 8:15pm
Newer readers may not know about the Tip Line.  It’s not just a Tip Line, it just is named Tip Line.  It’s a place, um, to leave tips, but it’s also a place where readers can have a conversation on topics not really covered by our regular posts, and alert others…
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Saturday Night Card Game Massive Dump

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game Massive Dump

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5/25/2013 at 6:00pm
I’ve been accumulating these links, but there has been so much race-card playing, I haven’t had time to post the videos below. Given it’s a slow news holiday weekend, now seems as good a time as any to post them: Chris Matthews — Only Whites can be racist: Julian Bond — Okay for IRS to…
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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah on Syria — Going all out to save Assad

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah on Syria — Going all out to save Assad

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5/25/2013 at 4:00pm
I mentioned the other day how the fight in Syria wasn’t going quite as easily as many predicted for Hezbollah, with it suffering heavy losses even trying to take a modestly-sized border city, Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad? As of the latest reports, rebels are still in control of parts of al-Qusayr,…
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