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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Netanyahu takes the steps to officiate the Apartheid State of Israel




INSTITUTIONALIZED APARTHEID  IS ALREADY THE PRACTICE:



Israeli cabinet approves legislation defining nation-state of Jewish people 


Opponents say proposed law would reserve ‘national rights’ for Jews and not for minorities that make up 20% of population 

Binyamin Netanyahu The Israeli PM, Binyamin Netanyahu, argues the law is needed because the notion of Israel as a Jewish homeland was being challenged. 

Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem Sunday 23 November 2014 14.08 EST 

GUARDIAN

 A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s democratic character. Opponents, including some cabinet ministers, said the new legislation defined reserved “national rights” for Jews only and not for its minorities, and rights groups condemned it as racist.

The bill, which is intended to become part of Israel’s basic laws, would recognise Israel’s Jewish character, institutionalise Jewish law as an inspiration for legislation and delist Arabic as a second official language. Arab Muslims and Christians make up 20% of Israel’s population. The cabinet passed the bill by a 14-7 majority after reports of rancorous exchanges during the meeting, including between the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his justice minister, Tzipi Livni. 

The bill, which still requires the Knesset’s approval to become a law, comes as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians rise sharply, and friction within Israel’s Arab minority grows. Opponents include two of the more centrist parties in Netanyahu’s fragile coalition - which say the bill is being pushed through with forthcoming primaries in the prime minster’s rightwing Likud party in mind - and senior government officials including the attorney general. 

According to many critics, the new wording would weaken the wording of Israel’s declaration of independence, which states that the new state would “be based on the principles of liberty, justice and freedom expressed by the prophets of Israel [and] affirm complete social and political equality for all its citizens, regardless of religion, race or gender”. 

Among those to voice their opposition was the finance minister, Yair Lapid, who said he had spoken to the family of Zidan Saif, a Druze policeman killed in last week’s deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue. “What will we tell his family? That he is a second-class citizen in the state of Israel because someone has primaries in the Likud?” he asked. 

Netanyahu argued that the law was necessary because people were challenging the notion of Israel as a Jewish homeland. “There are many who are challenging Israel’s character as the national state of the Jewish people. The Palestinians refuse to recognise this and there is also opposition from within. “There are those, including those who deny our national rights, who would like to establish autonomy in the Galilee and the Negev. “Neither do I understand those who are calling for two states for two peoples but who also oppose anchoring this in law. They are pleased to recognise a Palestinian national state but strongly oppose a Jewish national state.” 

According to reports in the Hebrew media, the attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, has also expressed concern, shared by some ministers, that the new law would effectively give greater emphasis to Israel’s Jewish character at the expense of its democratic nature. A number of Israeli basic laws use the term “Jewish and democratic”, giving equal weight to both. The new law would enshrine only the Jewish character of the state. 

Netanyahu appeared to confirm that there would be differential rights for Israeli Jews and other minorities. He said that while all could enjoy equal civil rights, “there are national rights only for the Jewish people - a flag, anthem, the right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel and other national symbols.” 

Cabinet ministers, including Netanyahu, separately proposed stripping Palestinian attackers of their residency rights in occupied East Jerusalem in response to a wave of deadly violence. “It cannot be that those who harm Israel, those who call for the destruction of the state of Israel, will enjoy rights like social security,” Netanyahu said, adding that the measure would complement house demolitions and serve as a deterrent. 

Critics, however, have condemned the measures as racist said that they could further escalate tensions. 

The cabinet met as fresh reports of continuing violence emerged. In Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces had shot dead a Palestinian on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August. In the West Bank, a Palestinian home was torched on Sunday. No one was hurt in the fire, which gutted the home in the village of Khirbet Abu Falah near Ramallah, local residents said. “The settlers came here and they hit the door, but I refused to open,” said Huda Hamaiel, who owns the house. She said they then broke a terrace window and hurled a petrol bomb inside. “Death to Arabs” and another slogan calling for revenge were also painted on the walls of Hamaiel’s home, hallmarks of Jewish extremists’ so-called “price tag” attacks against Palestinian dwellings and mosques and Christian church property.

150 comments:

  1. Can you imagine the howling and condemnation if Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina declared that they were Christian States?

    Does anyone need more proof of the malignant nature of the claim that Israel and the U.S. share common values?

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    1. I guess that the state of Palestine should not be for just Palestinians.

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    2. Palestinian is not a religion, dimwit.

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    3. Palestine and all the other arab nations are ISLAMIC States.

      DIMWIT

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  2. Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimon has walked back his decision to lay off the city's Arab workers in the aftermath of the deadly synagogue attack in Jerusalem.

    ...

    Interior Minister Gilad Erdan ordered an investigation into whether the order was legal. Arab-Israeli lawmaker Ahmed Tibi asked Israel’s attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, to investigate the firings, and called the decision to separate Arab-Israelis from Jewish-Israelis “apartheid.”

    Arab-Israelis have been rioting in cities in the Galilee since a resident of the northern Israeli village of Kfar Kana was shot and killed last week after threatening police.


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    1. Goodbye BDS.

      Hello Israeli tech, natural gas and military systems..

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  4. Malignant claim?

    We have the 10 Commands all over the country............

    While we share many values, our histories are vastly different. And Israel's history is really quite unique.

    Why are you not bitching about your pals the Moslems who institute Sharia Law where ever they can? Who are always talking about Islamic this, and Islamic that............? ?

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  5. Many of the early folks here compared their crossing of the Atlantic fleeing tyranny to the flight of the Israelites across the Red Sea, or Sea of Reeds.....remember ?

    The Bible, their Bible, is part of us..........even the secular.

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    1. It's not Hindu literature that has influenced us, it is not Chinese literature that has influenced us, it it the Bible that has mostly influenced us. And always will, since it is such a wonderful work when read imaginatively.

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    2. The Puritans fled tyranny to set up a tyranny of their own, including burning women at the stake.

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    3. Give me a break.

      That's a statement of a college Freshman.

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    4. >>>
      The Puritans were not democratic in some ways. They did not let women have a political voice. One did have to be a church member to vote for the GC. They did not always provide justice for all, and there was no freedom of speech or religion.

      But in other ways, they were the first democratic English society in America. As Cooper says,

      "Congregational thought and practice in fact served as one indigenous seedbed of several concepts that would flourish during the Revolutionary generation, including the notions that government derives its legitimacy from the voluntary consent of the governed, governors should be chosen by the governed, rulers should be accountable to the ruled, and constitutional checks should limit both the governors and the people. ...Congregationalism certainly encouraged a significant (if varying) degree of popular participation. Notwithstanding its undeniable debts to the Enlightenment and the English dissenting tradition, Revolutionary ideology in Massachusetts emerged from a political culture that contained deeply rooted libertarian traditions stretching back to its founding generation of Congregational settlers."<<<

      American Creation


      Monday, July 7, 2008
      Proto-democracy in Puritan New England

      http://americancreation.blogspot.com/2008/07/proto-democracy-in-puritan-new-england.html

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  6. Such nonsense coming from you, Deuce, who wished the slaves to languish in slavery here......thinking it would just 'vanish' one day......damn Lincoln !!

    :)

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    1. By the way, if I were in the Knesset, I wouldn't vote for this bill, thinking it just stirs up trouble and doesn't change a thing.

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    2. Bob,

      Having not seen the draft, much less the final bill, I cannot state how I would vote. As with the US Constitution, however, I am very reluctant to introduce change based on short term exigencies.

      Netanyahu is a secular Jew as are most Jews in Israel, which is to say they are not orthodox in the Eastern European way as are those at the margins. I am curious to know how civil law will be "influenced" by religious law. Shall we stone adulterers? No. I have no problem with Hebrew as the national language. I have no problem with a home for world Jewry, but that is already the case. Admitting ignorance of how the final law will be written, I do smell fear in this action. Netanyahu is a weak man and leader, who does not inspire confidence. He will not grow a spine because a law is passed with the intent of giving him one.

      As to how the scumbags of the world view internal Jewish affairs, I take the Rufus route: blow me.

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    3. Israel is not Judaism, even if the Zionists there declare it to be so.

      Sorry, allen, but that is just delusional.

      “It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,”

      - Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel

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    4. “The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said.

      “We have all witnessed the shocking sequence of incidents and violence taking place by both sides.
      The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates every area and doesn’t skip any arena.
      There is violence in soccer stadiums as well as in the academia.
      There is violence in the social media and in everyday discourse, in hospitals and in schools.”

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    5. “I’m not asking if they’ve forgotten how to be Jews, but if they’ve forgotten how to be decent human beings.
      Have they forgotten how to converse?”

      - Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel

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    6. Best line of the day...

      Iran needs to decide does it want to be a movement or a nation...

      British Prime Minister...

      LOL

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  7. Greatest pass catch in NFL history -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hn7ur1f30g

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  8. Re: Puritans burning witches

    Please link to these cases. I know of two burnings: one was for arson with intent to commit murder and the other was for murder.

    The 20 Salem "witches" were not burned at the stake.

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    1. They were hung, by the neck until dead,, which makes it what ... exactly, acceptable?

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  9. Livni, Lapid say they won't support Jewish nation-state bill

    "Yesh Atid and I are for a nation-state bill, just not this nation-state bill," said Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

    "The bill submitted today to the government puts a Jewish state before democracy.
    Ben-Gurion would not approve this bill. Begin and Jabotinsky would not approve it.
    It is an anti-democratic bill.
    Neither I nor Yesh Atid will vote on Wednesday for the nation-state bill as it was submitted."


    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.628099

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    1. Livni herself refused to say how she will vote.

      "I will not lend a hand to this bill. I will not vote for it,"she told Channel 2 News on Sunday.
      "I am thinking of voting against. I certainly won't let the proposal pass as long as it depends on me," she added.
      "I won't allow the bill to pass while I am in the bathroom."

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    2. Meretz chairwoman Zahava Gal-On said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition partners are committing a “crime against Israeli democracy, and will be responsible for one of the blackest stains on Israeli law.”

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    3. Gal-On said that even a tamer version of the bill being proposed by Netanyahu undermines the principle of equality and turns Israel's Arab population into second-class citizens.

      Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein warned about the bill's potentailly deleterious effects.
      "Certain aspects of the proposals in the bill would substantially change the principle of constitutional law as anchored in the Proclamation of Independence and the Basic Laws of the Knesset," he said on Sunday. The attorney general added these facets of the bill would lead to deterioration in the "democratic character of the state."

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    4. The Israel Democracy Institute said
      “the version of the nation-state bill approved today is bad for everyone who holds the State of Israel dear. The MKs must come to their senses and scrap this bill even before it comes to the Knesset on Wednesday. "This is a bill that tramples on the [state’s] democratic component, doesn’t allow true equal rights for the minorities who live among us and its real purpose is to dictate to the courts how to rule," read a statement issued by the IDI.

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    5. Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa Center, the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel, said,
      “The nation-state bill is evidence of a confused government that can’t even decide who is a Jew.
      It comes on top of the basic laws that already defined Israel as Jewish and dozens of laws that give excessive rights to Jews in Israel and throughout the world, while ignoring a fifth of the country’s citizens.


      “This law is aimed at increasing the tension between Jews and Arabs. It won’t lower the cost of living, won’t reduce housing prices and won’t bring economic growth,”
      Farah added.
      “The Mossawa Center is calling for a Jewish-Arab civic response, and for the legislation of an ‘Arab minority in Israel’ law.”


      The most telling line ...
      “The nation-state bill is evidence of a confused government that can’t even decide who is a Jew. ...

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    6. http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.628099
      An Israeli source, quoting Israelis.

      Blow yourself, allen.

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    7. I see Is Jack is humped up on Israel today..

      Funny...

      The real story of the day?

      IRAN

      But lets focus on Israel passing a law that states Israel is a Jewish and Democratic nation..

      Oh the crime...

      Meanwhile the news out about the Iran talks is quite interesting...

      What's next?

      A Bill Cosby expose on how he is a Zionist?

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    8. If you think that Iran is the story of the day, post it on YOUR blog.

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    9. If Bill Cosby is a Zionist it would explain a lot of things, about his behavior.
      But I leave that investigation to you, "O"rdure.

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  10. Jack HawkinsMon Nov 24, 09:23:00 AM EST
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.628099
    An Israeli source, quoting Israelis.

    Blow yourself, allen.



    Ever notice Jack can't actually post the article?

    But a headline that links behind a firewall?

    LOL

    Jack blows himself again..

    IF headlines are the story?

    "Jack is a liar" tells it all.

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    1. Sign in, it's free.

      Haaretz works that way, dimwit

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    2. But if you are not who you claim to be, Haaretz will not let you in.
      Is that the challenge that faces you, "O"rdure?

      You are not who you claim to be?

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    3. The Social Media Commando network will not accept the cookie?

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    4. Th lies you tell, become ever more obvious, as you attempt to discredit the truth.

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    5. The lies you tell, become ever more obvious, as you attempt to discredit the truth.

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  11. It looks like Chuck Hagel's insistence on taking the fight to Assad got him canned.



    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.
    ...

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    1. Hagel wrote memo to White House criticizing Syria strategy
      30 October 2014

      Washington (CNN) -- Earlier this month, while on an trip to Latin America to discuss climate change, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sat down and wrote a highly private, and very blunt memo to National Security Advisor Susan Rice about U.S. policy toward Syria.

      It was a detailed analysis, crafted directly by Hagel "expressing concern about overall Syria strategy," a senior U.S. official tells CNN. The official directly familiar with the contents declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
      ...
      The focus of the memo was "we need to have a sharper view of what to do about the Assad regime," the official said. The official refused to provide additional details, but did not disagree with the notion that Hagel feels the U.S. is risking its gains in the war against ISIS if adjustments are not made.

      Some analysts have pointed out US airstrikes in Syria against ISIS can benefit the Assad regime which also opposes ISIS.
      ...

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    2. The focus of the memo was "we need to have a sharper view of what to do about the Assad regime,"

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  12. Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

    Reuters -

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  13. What is "Occupation"Mon Nov 24, 09:31:00 AM EST
    Ever notice Jack...

    No...

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    1. The Social Media Commando is not my audience, allen.

      Jack Hawkins
      Works at doin' the best he can
      Attended Florida State University
      Lives in Greenback Valley, situated in the Sierra Ancha Mountains of Arizona.
      12 followers | 268,082 views

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    2. desert rat, that account got to over 17,000 views, with no content.

      Thanks for the assistance, the validation that is afforded by being the target of the Social Media Commando lies and libel .

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      Some people like to see train wrecks, car accidents, or weird and unusual creatures. They can't help themselves.

      :o)

      .

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  14. Putin Phones Rouhani, Offers Unilateral Removal of Anti-Iran Sanctions

    During the phone conversation, the Russian president proposed removal of sanctions imposed against Iran in a gradual and unilateral manner, and said that he would try to convince China to follow suit, the Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen news channel reported.

    President Putin, meantime, assured his Iranian counterpart that Moscow will not allow the nuclear negotiations to continue for a long time and will not also allow removal of the sanctions imposed against Iran to be delayed any longer.

    Earlier today, a source participating in the nuclear talks said that Iran and the six world powers (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have adopted a final decision to extend the negotiations process for several months.

    “Yes, the decision has been made,” the source said.

    Other sources said the talks have been extended until July 10, and the world powers have taken up to release $700 million of Iran's frozen assets on a monthly basis.


    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930903001489

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  15. Israel will not attack Iran. That Mr. Netanyahu continues to pound the ground in this way, like an angry chimp, should be an embarrassment to every Israeli. Someone needs to tell him to stop, before he hurts himself.

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    1. “It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,”
      - Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel

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  16. 11:03 A.M. Iraqi troops retake two towns in eastern province

    Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias have retaken two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province.

    Police officials in Diyala province said Monday that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Julala late Sunday after fierce clashes with fighters from the Islamic State group.

    The fighting is still continuing with some pockets of resistance outside the two towns, said the police officials.

    Islamic militants seized the towns of Jalula, 125 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad, and Sadiyah, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital during a stunning blitz in June which enabled the Islamic State group to take control of large swaths of land in the country's north and west. (AP)

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  17. Israel leader vows to pass nationality law

    ... however:

    Israel's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but is leaving the door open to negotiations to soften the language.


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    1. If Mr. Netanyahu gets his bill, it will not contain any of this. Israel is civilized, after all.

      Erdogan: women are not equal to men

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  18. desert rat aka Jack Shit Hawkins must have gotten his recommended rest. It looks like a long boring day.......

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    1. If reality bores you, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, try writing an autobiography.

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  19. Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    By HELENE COOPERNOV. 24, 2014

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation was expected to be announced by President Obama on Monday. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises.

    The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
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    I guess it was a mortal sin for Hagel to be quiet in cabinet meetings? Remind me again who was it that said ISIS was the junior varsity?

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    The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.

    But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that the defense secretary initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.

    But Mr. Hagel’s aides had maintained in recent weeks that he expected to serve the full four years as defense secretary. His removal appears to be an effort by the White House to show that it is sensitive to critics who have pointed to stumbles in the government’s early response to several national security issues, including the Ebola crisis and the threat posed by the Islamic State.

    Even before the announcement of Mr. Hagel’s removal, Obama officials were speculating on his possible replacement. At the top of the list are Michèle A. Flournoy, a former under secretary of defense; Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island and a former officer with the Army’s 82nd Airborne; and Ashton B. Carter, a former deputy secretary of defense..................drudge

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    1. If I were Hagel I'd be happy as hell.............thinking I was a fool to have taken the job in the first place.......

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    2. heh - I remember he said he didn't know a thing about being Secretary of Defense, but would try to learn......

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  20. Draghi will speak in Helsinki on Nov. 27, a final opportunity to signal his intentions for policy next week after a series of public comments seeming to prepare the ground for fresh stimulus. The latest of those was on Nov. 21 in Frankfurt.

    “We will do what we must to raise inflation and inflation expectations as fast as possible,” he said, adding that the latter
    “have been declining to levels that I would deem excessively low.”

    - Bloomberg

    China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation -

    (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

    Friday's surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures before finally deciding last week that a bold monetary policy step was required to stabilize the world's second-largest economy.

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  21. November 24, 2014
    Defense Secretary Hagel fired
    By Rick Moran

    President Obama, seeking to deflect blame for his failed foreign policy, has asked Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to resign.

    In Washington-speak, that means he's been canned.

    CNN:

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position at the request of President Barack Obama, who is seeking to reassure critics of his foreign policy with the move, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN Monday.

    The New York Times reported Monday that Obama is expected to appear in the Rose Garden on Monday to announce Hagel's resignation, having asked him to step down last Friday.

    The move, White House officials told the Times, was meant to acknowledge that the new national security threats facing the nation — most notably the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — call for different capabilities than those possessed by Hagel.

    "The next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus," an administration official told the paper.

    A critic of the Iraq war, Hagel was brought on to oversee withdrawal from Afghanistan and a smaller Pentagon budget than ever before.

    Hagel wasn't fired, a White House official told the Times, but rather mutually agreed with the president that it was time for him to go. But Hagel's aides have said the Defense Secretary, the last remaining Republican on Obama's national security team, had planned to serve out his full four years in office.

    Obama couldn't fire Kerry. He's a liberal Democrat who's very popular with Dems on the Hill. Hagel, on the other hand, had outgrown his usefulness. He had zero credibility with both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, making him the perfect fall guy for Obama's incompetence.

    The world is going to hell largely because of a lack of American leadership on a wide vareity of issues. Obama should stop casting about for goats and look in a mirror to discover the reason for his failures.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/11/defense_secretary_hagel_fired.html#ixzz3K0D3X9LZ
    Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

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  22. The Nation needs someone with more bandwidth, more intellectual capital, more experience as Sec Def...........

    The Nation needs.............................Jack Shit !!!!

    And the Jack Shit Doctrine !!


    har har de har har

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  23. This looks like a case of police misconduct -

    COPS KILL BOY WITH TOY PISTOL ON PLAYGROUND................drudge

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  24. Yup, we need d rat as Sec Def. After all, he told us all once he was a 'military genius'.

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    1. Post that quote, will you please, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
      Doubt if you can...

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    2. Are you now denying you are a military expert?

      ;)

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    3. desert rat speaks for himself, when the mood suits him.
      Jack Hawkins, that's a totally different character.

      All the 'experts', Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, are dead.
      If you had ever served your country, you would know that.

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    4. Notice the usage of the term "characters"?

      The man's going insane

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  25. .

    Israel: The proposed bill reflects the rightward trend within the Netanyahu government and the settlers. However, there are some voices of reason within the Knesset. I believe the bill is set to be voted on this week. We'll have to wait to see what comes out if anything.

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    Hagel: If there was any doubt before, for good or ill this is Obama's war. Unfortunately, for good or ill, it will likely be the next administration that is left to deal with it.

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    1. As noted above i was on 30Oct2014 that Hagel's opposition to the Syrian policy became 'public knowledge'.
      It seems that he thought the US should be targeting Assad and his allies, as well as Daesh, in Syria.

      Which may be why it took so long for the US to begin to support the Kurds in Kobane, to begin to communicate and coordinate with them. The SecDef was not 'on board' supporting those that support Assad.

      As for the proprietorship of the war, that remains with Congress and their 14SEP2001 AUMF.

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      As noted above i was on 30Oct2014 that Hagel's opposition to the Syrian policy became 'public knowledge'

      Start again, rat. Get out your 'English as a Second Language' handbook and give us a sentence that even if it doesn't make sense it is one we can follow.

      And don't be obtuse. Anyone follows the news knew what Hagel's positions were.

      Which may be why...? Mere speculation. A more plausible explanation is that you have a president intent on micro managing this war from the oval office, one that worries more about not stepping on the allies toes than about attacking ISIS, a president that goes by his own instincts rather than setting the goal and letting the military handle it.

      This is Obama's war. His fingerprints are all over it.

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    3. Wrong, again, Legionnaire Q.
      Mr Obama has used the 14SEP2001 AUMF as the legal grounds to prosecute this conflict.
      There is no doubt of that. That there was no 'sunset' provision, done by design.
      That the lineage of Daesh can be traced to al-Qeada, not in dispute.

      The Congress authorized the fight, the Congress funds the fight, the Congress owns the fight.
      That is how the Constitution is written, that is how it is, despite your anonymous protests to the contrary.

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    4. That the Commander in Chief has his fingerprints 'all over' the prosecution of the war, not an extraordinary thing.

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      Once again, rat, you talk banalities rather than realities. The president has a staff of lawyers that will print up the appropriate paper justifying anything he wants to do. Obama entered the war against IS on his own. You can say he did so using the AUMF but now that he is in it, the War Powers Act should apply and he is ignoring that also.

      However, that is all legalese. This is Obama's war and you are trying to Gruberize it into Congress' war.

      Nice try, but I doubt anyone here buys your bullshit.

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    6. What I say is not for sale, Legionnaire Q.

      It is free. It is the Law of the Land.

      You are the one who is trying to sell ordure.

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    7. .

      Nonsense, you silly buffoon.

      Congress had nothing to do with sending troops into Iraq. They had nothing to do with expanding the war and sending troops into Syria. They had nothing to do with Kobane or the tactics or strategy Obama is employing. They have not been asked for advice on the war or to extend authorization once the action extended beyond 60 days. They like us have been spectators. Obama has ignored the advise of his generals and his SOD and has now dumped the latter.

      To argue that Congress is responsible for this war because of the AMUF is like arguing that Congress is responsible for Obama's unilateral actions on immigration. Only a fool would suggest it.

      .

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  27. There’s good news for Rand Paul in a new poll about the 2016 presidential race in New Hampshire.

    The Kentucky senator and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are tied among likely Republican primary voters in the new Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics poll when Mitt Romney isn’t in the mix. Both garner 16% support.

    But Paul has the highest favorable rating (65%) on the Republican side, putting him on par with Sen. Kelly Ayotte in the Granite State. Christie, by contrast, has the highest unfavorable rating (32%) among the likely GOP primary voters and is viewed favorably by 50%, the poll found.

    Terry Shumaker, a Democratic activist, told Bloomberg Politics that Paul “would have significant appeal in New Hampshire because there is a very strong libertarian streak in our state.”

    Paul has made at least four trips to New Hampshire this past year to make speeches and help boost turnout for the state GOP and all of its candidates in the 2014 midterm elections.

    Mitt Romney is still tops in New Hampshire, the survey found.

    http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/11/24/rand-paul-president-new-hampshire-poll/

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  28. Israel minister: New law could break up govt.............drudge

    Tzipi Livni is all against this move..............the vote on the bill seems to be delayed.....

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    1. Livni herself refused to say how she will vote.

      "I will not lend a hand to this bill. I will not vote for it,"she told Channel 2 News on Sunday.
      "I am thinking of voting against. I certainly won't let the proposal pass as long as it depends on me,"
      she added.
      "I won't allow the bill to pass while I am in the bathroom."


      Really Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, you should just quote the woman, not make it up as you go along.

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  29. Renowned hacker Guccifer, who accessed the private emails of numerous top military, political and intelligence leaders, told the New York Times that a city in Pennsylvania is the target of a nuke attack in 2015. Guccifer also revealed that he is sitting on an archive of hacked emails that have not been publicly released.

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  30. Rand Paul, warmonger..........


    Clear & Present Danger’
    11.24.14
    Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground

    The Kentucky senator, seeking to define himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of 2016, will introduce a measure in the Senate next month declaring war on the terror group.

    “The most important” part of Rand Paul’s assessment of “questions of war,” the Kentucky senator told The Daily Beast this fall, is “how you go to war.” Now he’s putting that assessment into action with a plan to introduce a declaration of war against ISIS in the Senate next month.

    The move is part of Paul’s ongoing campaign to position himself as a foreign-policy heavyweight ahead of the Republican presidential primaries, when he is expected to mount a campaign for the nomination. But it may simply be dismissed as a tit-for-tat gesture as Republicans complain of executive overreach in the aftermath of President Obama’s executive order on immigration.

    As Obama is hit with charges of overstepping his power, Paul’s resolution could be perceived as an attempt to strike back in another conflict: the now 200-year-old war between the executive and legislative branches of government. The senator’s resolution would turn on its head the traditional process by which presidents lead the United States into conflict and Congress says, “Sure, why not?”

    In a draft of the resolution obtained by The Daily Beast, Paul states that “the organization referring to itself as the Islamic State has declared war on the United States and its allies” and that ISIS “presents a clear and present danger to United States diplomatic facilities in the region, including our embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and consulate in Erbil, Iraq.”

    The Obama administration has justified the bombing campaign against ISIS by claiming that it is enabled by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Afghanistan, passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq. Paul’s resolution would terminate the latter and place an expiration date on the former, one year after the passing of his resolution.

    Perhaps most surprisingly, Paul’s resolution will allow for limited use of boots on the ground “as necessary for the protection or rescue of members of the United States Armed Forces or United States citizens from imminent danger [posed by ISIS]… for limited operations against high value targets,” and “as necessary for advisory and intelligence gathering operations.”

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    1. “No. 1: Always go to Congress. We can’t do things unilaterally. This used to be the president’s position in 2007, when he ran for office.”

      In an interview with The Daily Beast in September, Paul said he was against the idea of U.S. forces on Middle East soil. “I don’t think there needs to be any American soldiers over there on the ground,” he said. “I don’t mind helping them through technical support, through sophisticated intelligence, drones, Air Force, etc.”

      He added: “The people on the ground fighting these battles, going hand-to-hand with ISIS, need to be their fellow Arabs and those who, I think and hopefully do, represent civilized Islam.”

      Doug Stafford, a senior aide to Paul, said the senator has not flip-flopped: “He doesn’t believe we should send a bunch of troops in to start a ground war. But he has always said we have an obligation to defend people in the region. The declaration is tailored to allow for this.”

      Stafford later added: "It has always been a given that American troops could be required to secure the people and property of our embassy and consulate. Senator Paul believes that boots on the ground beyond those limited number as outlined in the declaration should come from allies in the region, as he has previously stated."

      Paul has outlined his stance on ISIS over the past few months: He is in favor of “destroying” the terrorist organization “militarily” with bombing campaigns in Iraq and Syria but is against arming rebels and believes President Obama should formally declare war.

      Paul’s contention that wars should be formally declared has been a key part of his policy platform since his arrival on the national stage in 2010. The United States has not formally declared war since World War II.

      He sketched out his overarching philosophy for how to approach the Middle East to The Daily Beast as “No. 1: Always go to Congress. We can’t do things unilaterally. This used to be the president’s position in 2007, when he ran for office.”

      The rise of ISIS has presented Paul with an opportunity to define his foreign policy, which had previously—due to his opposition to the war in Iraq and zealous skepticism of military engagement in the Middle East throughout his short time in the Senate—been inextricably linked to that of his father, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, the libertarian icon and proud noninterventionist.

      Much of Paul’s base of support was inherited from his father, which means that as Paul moves closer to formally declaring his candidacy for president, he must find balance between appealing to their libertarian sensibilities and to those of mainstream Republican primary voters.

      With that in mind, Paul spent the majority of the summer rebranding himself as a “conservative realist” on foreign policy who models himself after Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, an odd trio who are alike only insofar as they are open to intervention. Paul even turned “conservative realism” into a hashtag. The declaration of war against ISIS, then, would seem to be a logical next step.

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/rand-paul-declares-war-on-isis-and-calls-for-boots-on-the-ground.html

      This tiger seems to be changing his stripes.

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  31. An ISIS enabler speaks concerning the nature of women -


    Erdogan: women are not equal to men
    Associated Press
    1 hour ago






    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.

    Addressing a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Erdogan said men and women are created differently, that women cannot be expected to undertake the same work as men, and that mothers enjoy a high position that only they can reach.

    "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," Erdogan said. "It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. Their constitution is different."

    Erdogan added: "Motherhood is the highest position ... You cannot explain this to feminists. They don't accept motherhood. They have no such concern."

    Lawyer and women's rights activist Hulya Gulbahar said Erdogan's comments were in violation of Turkey's constitution, Turkish laws and international conventions on gender equality and didn't help efforts to stem high incidences of violence against women in Turkey.

    "Such comments by state officials which disregard equality between men and women play an important role in the rise of violence against women," Gulbahar said. "Such comments aim to make women's presence in public life — from politics to arts, from science to sports — debatable."

    Erdogan, a devout Muslim, often courts controversy with divisive public comments. He has previously angered women's groups by stating that women should bear at least three children and by attempting to outlaw abortion and adultery.

    He raised eyebrows this month by declaring that Muslims had discovered the Americas before Christopher Columbus.

    http://news.yahoo.com/erdogan-women-not-equal-men-141047433.html

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  32. From Judaism 101 The Role of Women
    In traditional Judaism, women are for the most part seen as separate but equal. Women's obligations and responsibilities are different from men's, but no less important (in fact, in some ways, women's responsibilities are considered more important, as we shall see).

    While that dirty Muslim said:
    "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," Erdogan said. "It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. Their constitution is different."

    Erdogan added: "Motherhood is the highest position ... You cannot explain this to feminists. They don't accept motherhood. They have no such concern."


    Remarkably similar ...

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    1. While if we were to post what is written about women in the Talmud, the accusations of antisemitism would fly.

      Quoting the Jewish Law is just so ... archaic.

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    2. Try quoting the original language in context…

      then we should listen.

      as you know, and the readers know, you are quite an untrustworthy source.

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    3. Not at all, if you can hear me, you are delusional.

      There are checkable links to everything, "O"rdure.
      Google Judaism 101, it's right there.
      Better yet ...
      http://www.jewfaq.org/women.htm

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  33. Jack HawkinsMon Nov 24, 09:11:00 AM EST
    Israel is not Judaism, even if the Zionists there declare it to be so.

    Sorry, allen, but that is just delusional.

    “It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,”

    - Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel said in context "the enemy can't stand to see Israel's achievements; they can't stand seeing children playing in our streets. In the eyes of the enemy, there is no Green Line. There is no difference between the occupation of 1976 and that of 1948."

    "You, my brothers, are pioneers and will take part in the building of the country," Rivlin added, addressing the settlers of the region. "This is a resounding Zionist response. Another neighborhood, another building, another life, another holiness."

    Up yours Jack Rat..

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    1. It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,”

      BUILD BUILD BUILD!

      Fix the sickness..

      - Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel

      BUILD BUILD BUILD

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    2. That is just so arcane, "O"rdure.

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    3. ar·cane
      ärˈkān/Submit
      adjective
      understood by few; mysterious or secret.
      "modern math and its arcane notation"


      No JacKASS, It's clearly understood as the solution to Israel's ills. BUILD

      In the face of Terror… BUILD

      In the face of outrage for being…. BUILD

      In the face of BDS… BUILD

      In the face of Israel haters like you… BUILD

      In the face of the Jew haters…. BUILD

      As the current President said BUILD BUILD BUILD

      Build a Jewish homeland, build it strong…

      BUILD

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  34. Replies
    1. Free of what, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson?

      Delete
    2. From the JPost ...

      Rivlin takes on cause of rights of battered non-Jewish wives

      If the women lose custody and their right to remain in Israel, the children will in all probability be placed in the custody of a violent father.

      President Reuven Rivlin intends to take up the cause of the rights of battered non-Jewish wives who lose their status and – possibly sole or joint custody of their children once divorced or separated from their Israeli husbands.

      By way of identifying with the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women, Rivlin and his wife Nechama on Monday visited WIZO’s Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women where they heard from WIZO executive members and staff as well as senior representatives of the Ministry for Welfare and Social Affairs about the shocking statistics of domestic violence: the fact that half a million Israeli children live in violent home environments, that the fourteen shelters for battered wives in Israel – two of them run by WIZO (the Womens International Zionist Organization) - are inadequate , and more are needed ...
      ...
      Later, in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post Rivlin said that he was very concerned about the status of these women who are mothers of Israeli children. If the women lose custody and their right to remain in Israel, the children will in all probability be placed in the custody of a violent father, and that would be very problematic in addition to the trauma that would be experienced by the mother of the children who would lose access to them because she would lose her right to permanent residence in Israel. Rivlin wants to find a more humane solution to such problems.

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    3. You, Jack, they are free of YOU.

      Luckiest women in the world.

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    4. Women in Israel are not free of abuse, not free of discrimination based upon religion ...

      Mr Rivlin is right, again.
      Here he is exposing more of the illness that plagues Israel, a culture embedded with violence.
      As exemplified by the practice of legalized prostitution, the women of Israel are freely abused.

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  35. I wish the Ferguson Grand Jury would make its announcement. Then we'd have something else to talk about.

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    1. Politics
      Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

      By By Chico Harlan, Wesley Lowery, and and Kimberly Kindy November 24 at 1:37 PM

      A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.

      Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Those press conferences will likely come later today.

      The announcement gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African-Americans.

      The grand jury’s decision is the latest turn in a case marked in the national consciousness by the stunning images of protesters looting stores and police wearing riot gear and deploying tear gas in the days after Brown’s death. Details of the grand jury’s deliberations have leaked out in recent weeks, angering the Brown family and protesters who saw it as a signal there would be no charges filed.

      Althought a parallel federal civil rights investigation of the shooting is continuing, federal investigators have all but concluded they don’t have a case against Wilson, law enforcement officials have said. Federal investigators are also counducting a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department.

      If Wilson is not charged, government officials are bracing for protests in the St. Louis area and nationwide. They have discussed emergency plans in the event of a violent reaction, while protest and community leaders have mapped out their response in the hopes of avoiding the unrest that exploded after Brown was killed.

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  36. A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people


    Wow that is so controversial…

    Yawn.

    Next we will be condemning France is the nation state for the French… Arabia for the Arabs?

    What nothing controversial about those examples?

    LOL

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    1. French, Palestinian and Arabian, those are not religions, dimwit.

      You compare apples to oranges, and then want us to drink your Kool-Aid.

      Delete
    2. The Hamas Charter defines their movement as Islamic, dimwit.

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    3. Practically every other arab nation has Islam in its official documents too, dimwit.

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    4. Are you saying that is a good thing Bob?

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    5. Of course not, Ash. I like our American Constitution.

      Delete
    6. So why do you support such a thing for Israel?

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    7. I would much rather live in Israel than any arab country I can think of......best of all is Idaho :)

      Delete
    8. What has that got to do with it? You and your pal WiO constantly use the two wrongs make a right argument and it is a silly argument, it makes you two look like...

      dimwits!

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    9. You don't make any sense, Ash.

      Have you been drinking?

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    10. .

      .

      Ash: What has that got to do with it?

      Obumble: You don't make any sense, Ash.

      Of course the question makes sense.

      WiO would like us to believe that the proposed law is small potatoes, nothing consequential, certainly not controversial. That, of course, is ridiculous.

      Then you jump in and start talking about Hamas and other Muslim states. More non-sequiturs. More of the Obumble MO.

      The proposed law has nothing to do with Hamas or other nations. It has to do with Jewish citizens and their status as citizens. If passed, it would likely build into Jewish law more discrimination not only against Arab and Christian Israelis but against those Israelis that don't fit the definition of a 'Jew' as established by the Chief Rabbinate. Yet, you give us this,

      Practically every other Arab nation has Islam in its official documents too, dimwit.

      You offer no logical argument. The only thing you give us is rationalization.

      Face it, there is nothing good you can say about the proposed law but it took you four posts to get to your bottom line, you might not like the law <but you would still much rather live in Israel than any arab country I [you] can think of......best of all is Idaho.

      In this case, its not Ash that has the problem.

      .

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  37. No "O"rdure, Tel Aviv.

    Age of child prostitutes in Israel dropping, report finds

    Knesset study cites cases of 11-year-olds used for commercial sex that are among the several thousands of teenagers involved in prostitution.

    By Vered Lee

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.542420

    "Spengler's Laws": "When a nation is reduced to selling its women, it's lost."
    hat tip: allen

    Spengler's Universal Law #9: A country isn't beaten until it sells its women, but it's damned when its women sell themselves.


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    1. Sorry if you and the Social Media Commando cannot access Haaretz, them's the breaks.

      Delete
    2. SO you are admitting you cannot provide anything beyond the headline…

      Delete
    3. No, I am not bothering to, any one that has an email account can access those stories, for free...

      If you cannot, it is because you are on a network that will not allow it.
      That is not my problem, nor concern.

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    4. LOL

      Cheapskate...

      Or shall we now call you "Mr Headlines"?

      All headlines and no substance...

      LOL

      Nitwit

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    5. Keeps me entertained, while keeping the readers on edge.W

      What you wish to call me, meaningless.

      Delete
    6. As for being a chapskate, I was only thinking of you, the man that cannot qualify for a mortgage.

      What is "Occupation"Fri Oct 03, 10:16:00 AM EDT
      I have been turned down repeatedly for a REFI.
      The system is screwed.


      The system works quite well, for me and mine.
      If it is not working for you, the fault is not in the system.

      {;-)

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    7. As for being a cheapskate, I was only thinking of you, the man that cannot qualify for a mortgage.

      Delete
    8. Your lack of understanding the English language is showing thru again..

      And your playing lose and fast with the facts prove you LIE and mislead, distort and fabricate...


      look at your sentence: As for being a cheapskate, I was only thinking of you, the man that cannot qualify for a mortgage.


      How would being "cheap" have anything to do with someone trying to qualify for a mortgage?

      And in fact, my issue is and was refinancing.

      Trust me the home I live in aint cheap, otherwise why would I bother trying to refi'ing?

      Once again Jack, your ability to understand english is poor.

      You might need to go back to school and learn you some good english....

      :)

      Nitwit.

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  38. UK, US behind Regin malware, attacked European Union networks

    How does the author respond to this attack? Why, he takes a cheap shot at Israel, of course.

    Others suspected the U.S. and Israel — a deal already exists that allows the Middle Eastern allied state to access raw and "unchecked" U.S. collected intelligence.

    They weren't far off.


    "They weren't far off." Really? Really? Really?

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  39. Bob,

    Here's another. This man had a lot of help along the line. "White Privilege" strikes again.

    Bill Cosby's 1980s Co-Star Claims He Sexually Assaulted Her, Paid College Tuition

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    1. Dr. Huxtable and Mr. Hyde, someone said.

      Ferguson press announcement in about 10 minutes........

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    2. Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself

      NOV. 24, 2014

      [David Carr]



      With public revulsion rising in response to snowballing accusations that Bill Cosby victimized women in serial fashion throughout his trailblazing career, the response from those in the know has been: What took so long?

      What took so long is that those in the know kept it mostly to themselves. No one wanted to disturb the Natural Order of Things, which was that Mr. Cosby was beloved; that he was as generous and paternal as his public image; and that his approach to life and work represented a bracing corrective to the coarse, self-defeating urban black ethos.

      Only the first of those things was actually true.

      Those in the know included Mark Whitaker, who did not find room in his almost-500-page biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” to address the accusations that Mr. Cosby had assaulted numerous women, at least four of whom had spoken on the record and by name in the past about what they say Mr. Cosby did to them.

      Those in the know also included Ta-Nehisi Coates, who elided the charges in a long and seemingly comprehensive article about Mr. Cosby in The Atlantic in 2008.
      Photo
      As Bill Cosby’s profile rose this year after he signed new TV deals, so did the scrutiny. Credit Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

      Those in the know included Kelefa T. Sanneh, who wrote a major profile in The New Yorker this past September and who treated the accusations as an afterthought, referring to them quickly near the end of the piece.

      And those in the know also included me. In 2011, I did a Q. and A.with Mr. Cosby for Hemispheres magazine, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines, and never found the space or the time to ask him why so many women had accused him of drugging and then assaulting them..................

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/business/media/calling-out-bill-cosbys-media-enablers-including-myself.html?mwrsm=Email

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  40. Drudge says Ferguson press conference at 5:30 pm......

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  41. Police Shootings Are Second Most Common Homicide in Utah, Says Report
    - NBCNews.com

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  42. Hagel Gone

    The strategic choices in 2011 were far more abundant than they are at the end of 2014. In 2011 there were still choices. But now the crisis in the Ukraine, the unraveling Middle East, and the lack of success in Afghanistan have driven foreign policy to the point of collapse. Now there’s nothing but burned bridges behind and a broad, inviting path over a minefield ahead. The administration is on the defensive everywhere. They have utterly lost the power of initiative.

    There is little prospect that Hagel’s successor can reverse the situation, nor stabilize the rot because the root cause of the administration’s problems lies at its very top. That “new car smell” in the Defense Department will be of little avail. The man whose resignation could have made a difference was Chuck Hagel’s boss.

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  44. "First of all, I serve at the pleasure of the president," he said. "It's not unusual by the way, to change teams at different times."

    ...

    "What I'm saying is, it wouldn't be unusual to do that, first of all, historically," Hagel said. "But, second, I've got to stay focused on my job...and I do.

    And I am very fortunate that I have some of the best people in the world to work with and whatever the president decides, he's the president; he makes those decisions."

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  45. But Mr. Hagel has often had problems articulating his thoughts — or administration policy — in an effective manner, and has sometimes left reporters struggling to describe what he has said in news conferences. In his side-by-side appearances with both General Dempsey and Secretary of State John Kerry, Mr. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran and the first former enlisted combat soldier to be defense secretary, has often been upstaged.

    He raised the ire of the White House in August as the administration was ramping up its strategy to fight the Islamic State, directly contradicting the president, who months before had likened the Sunni militant group to a junior varsity basketball squad. Mr. Hagel, facing reporters in his now-familiar role next to General Dempsey, called the Islamic State an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” adding, “This is beyond anything that we’ve seen.”

    White House officials later said they viewed those comments as unhelpful, although the administration still appears to be struggling to define just how large is the threat posed by the Islamic State.

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  46. President Obama made a good statement, but the tear gas, fire bombs, and gunshots are going off in Ferguson, Missouri right now just the same.

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  47. After months of stoking racial hatred by the WH, he is a day late and a dollar short.

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    1. He sends mixed messages, to be sure.

      It appears the colder weather is helping.

      Smaller crowds.

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  48. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.

    ...

    House Republican Speaker John Boehner said the change at the Pentagon "must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL (Islamic State)."

    ...

    Top potential candidates to replace Hagel include Michele Flournoy, a former under secretary of defense, and Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary of defense, who were rumored to be contenders for Hagel's job before he was named.

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  49. Ferguson Meats & Liquor is definitely cleaned out.

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    1. The owner should have unstocked those shelves.

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  50. Hmmm....the gunfire seems to be increasing in Ferguson....

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  51. Regardless of who the president chooses, the confirmation process could become a proxy debate over the president's military strategy. The Republican majority taking control of Congress in January has already promised greater scrutiny of the fights against Islamic State and in Afghanistan.

    Republicans have repeatedly criticized Obama for declining to leave a residual military force in Iraq when he called an end to combat operations in 2011, which they contend led to the rise of Islamic State. They also blame him for not providing Syrian rebels with arms earlier in the civil war when it might have been most beneficial.

    Any nominee will have to navigate complicated politics, satisfying both hawkish Republicans and anti-interventionists in the party such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, as well as liberal Democrats who have gained a new foothold in the party leadership after the midterm elections thinned the ranks of red-state moderates.

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  52. 'Duty of grand jury to separate fact from fiction'...
    Eyewitness told police Brown charged cop 'like football player head down'........drudge

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  53. Obama ought to hop on Air Force One and head to Ferguson and get down there and tell them to knock it off.

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