Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 3)
 

Explosions at Iranian missile depots in Syria measure 2.6 on Richter Scale

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Posted by    Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00am 4/30/2018 at 9:00am

Overnight there were massive explosions at multiple military bases in Syria, including bases believed to be run by Iran.

One of the explosions, which was a combination of enormous secondary explosions, was so large it registered as a low-level earthquake on seismic instruments in neighboring countries.

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Rep. Tom Reed (#NY23) centers 2nd Amendment in reelection bid, revives Extreme Ithaca Liberal theme

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Posted by    Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 9:25pm 4/29/2018 at 9:25pm

Republican Tom Reed represents NY-23, the congressional district that stretches in the Southern Tier of upstate New York along the Pennsylvania border from Corning to Lake Erie in the west.

The District includes liberal Ithaca, which before 2010 was in the heavily gerrymandered 22nd District contorted in a snake-like manner to keep...

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Food & Wine Mag stands by award to Reem’s Oakland despite terrorist wall mural

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Posted by    Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:30pm 4/29/2018 at 7:30pm

We previously reported how Food & Wine magazine honored Reem’s Oakland restaurant despite Reem’s glorifying convicted terrorist murderer Rasmea Odeh with a large wall mural in a prominent place in the restaurant.

Please see the prior post for background on Rasmea’s murder of two Hebrew University students...

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After Hamas leader calls on crowd to become martyrs, hundreds surge Gaza-Israel border fence

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Posted by    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/28/2018 at 8:00pm
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Hamas seems to have found its sweet spot.

Under cover of civilian protests, backed by clouds of smoke from burning tires, it sends operatives to try to breach the Israeli border fence. A fence breach would be used to surge hundreds or even thousands of people into Israeli giving Hamas a propaganda...

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Court appoints Special Master to screen Michael Cohen files seized by Feds

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Posted by    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00pm 4/27/2018 at 5:00pm
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Judge Kimba Wood has resolved the issue of how files seized from Michael Cohen, which included at least some files related to his (limited) law practice, would be handled. Those records were seized by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as part of a...

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Disappointed in Durham

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Posted by    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00am 4/27/2018 at 7:00am

I was in Durham, NC, earlier this week, where my wife received treatment from doctors at Duke Medical Center.

With plenty of time to spare, it occurred to me that I should get a selfie at the Duke Lacrosse house to post on the website. While the 2006 prosecution and April 2007...

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Rule change advances in Senate, will help Trump fill as many judicial vacancies as possible by November 2018 midterms

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Posted by    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/26/2018 at 8:00pm

At one level, Senate Republicans are doing a good job at moving Trump judicial nominees through the committee and confirmation process.

The Senate just confirmed the 15th nominee to a Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan, about whom Democrats are apoplectic:

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Trump Travel Order argued at Supreme Court

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00am 4/25/2018 at 11:00am
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning on Trump’s Travel Order No. 3, which restricts visa travel to the U.S. from seven countries, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea.

The Travel Order is not a “travel ban,” it’s an order regulating who can come into the United...

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CUNY National Lawyers Guild actually issued a Statement on “What We Mean When We Say “F*ck the Law'”

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Posted by    Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm 4/23/2018 at 5:00pm
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The National Lawyers Guild is a leftist group with chapters at numerous law schools.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Law School Chapter of NLG led the protests against and disruption of the lecture by Prof. Josh Blackman, as we documented in 

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Hamas terrorist killed when attack tunnel collapses on him

https://www.alqassam.net/arabic/news/details/13540
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Posted by    Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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The International Middle East Media Center, a Palestinian news group, reports that Hamas al-Qassam brigade member Tha’er Nayef az-Zare’ey was killed yesterday when a tunnel he was in collapse.

While IMEMC refers to the tunnel as a “siege-busting tunnel,” the location in the central Gaza strip, far from the Egyptian border, demonstrates that...

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Fusion GPS co-founders signal next phase in attempted Trump takedown has started

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Posted by    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/22/2018 at 9:00pm
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What is known about the Fusion GPS role in stoking and implementing an attempted takedown of candidate and ultimately president Trump is one of the greatest political scandals in memory. But it’s a story that only partially has been told.

We now know that Russian-Collusion-mania had as its source-fuel Fusion GPS opposition...

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Palestinian “scholar” Fadi al-Batsh gunned down in Malaysia was key Hamas military engineer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00am 4/22/2018 at 10:00am
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Fadi al-Batsh grew up in Gaza, but had been living in Malaysia for years. Al-Batsh was, by his day job, an academic focusing on electrical engineering in Malaysia.

The Linked-In Profile for al-Batsh, whose name appears transliterated in some reports as al-Batash or Albatsh, listed his current academic employment history.

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PHOTO: Gaza “protesters” loft molotov cocktail on swastika kite over Israeli border

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Posted by    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/20/2018 at 1:00pm
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Today is the fourth Friday in an ongoing series of clashes at the Gaza-Israel border fence.

In prior coverage we’ve noted how the civilian protests served as cover for attempts to breach and plant explosives at the border fence. These were military terror operations using civilian protests as cover.

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Judge rejects Oberlin College request to move town-gown lawsuit to another county

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Posted by    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:31pm 4/19/2018 at 8:31pm

Oberlin College and its Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo are defending a lawsuit brought by the local Gibson’s Bakery after in incident in which three Oberlin College students were arrested for shoplifting.

Oberlin students launched protests and a boycott of the bakery claiming racial profiling of the students. The college itself cut off...

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“Why should [prosecutors] get to read Sean Hannity’s communications with Michael Cohen?”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00pm 4/18/2018 at 7:00pm
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The court proceedings regarding the seizure of materials from the law office of Michael Cohen ended yesterday without a formal ruling on the substance of how the case will proceed as to review of seized materials. The issue is whether a so-called “taint team” from DOJ/FBI will review the rec...

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Boston Marathon Bombing – Five Patriots’ Days Later

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Posted by    Monday, April 16, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/16/2018 at 9:00pm

Today was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, the day on which the Boston Marathon is run on the third Monday in April.

On Patriots’ Day April 15, 2013, a bomb built within a pressure cooker exploded near the...

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Michael Cohen court hearing: Judge considers Special Master to review seized evidence, Sean Hannity revealed as Cohen client

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Posted by    Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:30pm 4/16/2018 at 12:30pm
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The federal court in the Southern District of New York is continuing today the hearing on the objections of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen regarding records seized from his law office and home. For the background and court pleadings, please see the prior post, 

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