“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Israel’s state policy of moving its citizens into occupied territory — a position that violates international law - supported by US taxpayers through tax deductions claimed by billionaire American Zionists

Can I Take a Tax-Deduction on My Donation to Israeli Settlements in Palestine?


Eric Goldstein


  1. White House Brainstorms How Best to Hurt Netanyahu, AIPAC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and his interference in US politics

    1. The administration has already ruled out meetings between Netanyahu and Obama, saying it would be inappropriate for the two to meet so close to Israel’s March 17 elections. But the White House is now doubling down on a cold-shoulder strategy, including dispatching Cabinet members out of the country and sending a lower-ranking official than normal to represent the administration at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the officials said.

      Vice President Joe Biden will be away, his absence behind Netanyahu conspicuous in coverage of the speech to Congress. Other options were described by officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations.

    2. Meanwhile support for Bibi is surging across America.

      More real and genuine Americans want Bibi to run for President in 2016 than any other candidate.

      Stacked against any GOP or democrat candidate Bibi scores at least 20 points higher.

      "we need a leader that loves America and understands it's values we are so over Obama, Clinton and Bush" said one Senator off the record....


    3. More lies from the piece of "O"rdure.

    4. Lies? Hardly...

      But you keep supporting Hamas and Iran...

      I'll stand with real Americans and support Israel and Bibi..

  2. Before the ranting and howling begins, check out the numerous links on the article.

    There is no reason why any charitable donations should be tax deductible. If you are charitable, you should not need a tax benefit. If you won’t donate because there is no tax-deduction, you were never charitable in the first place.

    1. Pure non sense.

      The intent of the law is to encourage charitable giving.

      Nothing at all wrong in that.

    2. What would a thief know of charity.
      He stole from the widows and orphans that owned stock in the bank he "ripped off"

    3. bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. …

      Just like a meth head, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, tries to justify his crime by saying that the loot was owed him, by the people or institution he ripped off.

    4. But let's stop giving all aid to all arab nations too..

      and of course stop all aid to russia as well...

      and of course stop selling weapons to islamic jihadist nations...

      and of course stop providing safety for the oil shipping lanes

      and of course get a refund on worthless nato..

      do all those? then you can cut all aid to israel.


  3. 10 years of Terror on the US/Mexico border

    Tamaulipas is the northern state most associated with violence, one that you cannot name without the typical comments arising that bring the harsh reality that exists in the state, and although violence is widespread throughout the country, but here were born the Zetas with all their violent fury, here they made their stronghold and with narco corridos have become part of the social culture.

    This is Reynosa to Nuevo Laredo, because from Reynosa to San Fernando, there is a more ancient history, the longest lived cartel of Mexico, which can be attributed to the birth of the Zetas.

    Tamaulipas is composed of 43 Municipalities, of which few do not have organized crime activities in its streets.

    There have been more than ten years of violence in the state, of failed strategies, and where cells of criminals have multiplied as has been documented at

    Experts explain that the resurgence in violence in this state, burst forth due to fighting between small groups of criminal organisation, born under the banner of Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, but now they have gained autonomy and fight over state territory.

    Read More :

  4. The Netanyahu trip is the gift that keeps on giving.


    1. "Law of Unintended Consequence"

      "... led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention,"
      - Adam Smith

    2. More and more Americans see Bibi as reasonable to be able to speak on a topic that the President refuses too.

      If the details of the nuke deal with Iran were so good? Why does it have to be passed before we, the citizens get to see what's in it?

      Oh yeah that and Obamacare as well...

      secret deals with mullahs that hang gays and stone women..

      Real Americans want to puke

  5. ABC Online -

    A federal court has ordered president Barack Obama's administration to stop detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States.

  6. In general,mostl people are self-serving and full of shit.

    One of the links on the posted article refers to the Klugman Report and how the Israelis appropriated Palestinian lands that were owned by absentee Palestinian refugees. The Israeli firsters, criticize the Palestinian Arabs who claim and want their lands and homes returned to them.

    The Palestinians fled their lands for fear for their lives. European Jews had a similar experience during the forties. You would assume the Israelis, being a Jewish State, would sympathize with the Palestinians as many of the lucky Jews who fled Europe, took nothing more than the clothes they were wearing, abandoning homes, businesses and prized possessions.

    Now pay attention: Here is where the self-serving , full of shit phenomena kicks in. The irony:

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany must make a stronger effort to identify and return thousands of looted art pieces the Nazis took from Jews, the president of the World Jewish Congress said Thursday as he met with top government officials in Berlin to push his case.

    Ronald Lauder told The Associated Press that Nazi-looted art still hangs in German museums, government offices and private collections. He said the country's legislation needs to be changed in order to facilitate its return.

    The art pieces stolen from the Jews "are the last prisoners of World War II," Lauder said. "They should be returned to the victims of the Holocaust and their heirs."

    The topic became the focus of attention in Germany and abroad after the 2012 discovery of more than 1,400 artworks in the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer.

    Some of the paintings, drawings and prints are claimed by the heirs of former owners persecuted by the Nazis. The affair prompted fresh scrutiny of how Germany handles disputes over Nazi-looted art.

    I would argue that the heirs of the Palestinians that had to abandon their homes and property is on moral par with second and third generation descendants making claims to stolen but mostly abandoned art, left by Jews fleeing for their lives.

    1. As "O"rdure often tells us, there are two standards in the world.
      One for the Zionists, another for the peoples they exploit.

    2. Most of the vacant state lands NEVER had any legal arab owners and have been vacate for thousands of years.

      The last legal entity, a thief in itself. the Ottomans, owned most of the lands as state lands..

      Just like the USA...

    3. In America, the land of the free, the FEDS own millions and millions of acres...

      and if they WANT your land? well golly they will get your land..

      Just like China, Russia, England, Turkey and even the Gaza strip

      Bureaucracy vs. Occupation: Hamas Government Bulldozes Gazans' Homes
      By Mohammed Omer

      IN A strange interpretation of eminent domain—the government's right to take private property for public use—on the morning of May 16 the Gaza Strip's Hamas-led government, citing a lack of building permits and the need to requisition the land for public use—in this case, to build the Dawaa and Humanitarian Science College—dispatched bulldozers to the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza. The machines typically associated with Israeli occupation forces immediately began flattening the targeted homes, the residents of which insist they were given little or no notice, and that their claims to their homes are valid.

      Many of the homes in the targeted district belonged to Gazans who had lost their houses during Israel's December 2008-January 2009 attack on Gaza dubbed Operation Cast Lead. Following the murderous 22-day attack, the Hamas government announced it would allow the reconstruction of more than 1,000 housing units, many to be rebuilt with cement smuggled through tunnels between Rafah and Egypt. Prior to the assault, however, in November 2008, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh had designated the land for the construction of a new university and sports field dedicated to science and humanitarian efforts. Unfortunately, the post-attack decree failed to cancel the earlier one. So the homeowners rebuilt. And on May 16, the bulldozers arrived.

      From Homeowner to Homeless

      One of the victims is 41-year-old Issa Al Sududi. "I had no prior warning," he said, staring at the remnants of his home in shock. When he tried to stop the demolition, police officers beat him, until a policeman who recognized Issa stopped the assault. Issa's wife, overwhelmed, collapsed while resisting the police. She was transferred to the hospital with an injured left arm and leg.

      Samir Zaquot, 46, lives in the Al Barahma residential area. Prior to 2005 it was impossible for Palestinians to live here because of its proximity to the Jewish-only colony at Rafiah Yam. When Israel withdrew the settlers and dismantled the colony, Samir built his home on a 150-meter plot, using cement smuggled into Gaza through the life-line tunnels. He, his wife and their five children have lived in the house since 2006. But on May 16, it was demolished.

      Yet another victim is newlywed and father-to-be Attef Abu Azzoum. He and his pregnant wife lost all their belongings when their home fell to the bulldozers. Even though they have nowhere else to go, the government will not allow the couple to sleep on the ruins of their home.

    4. Fahmi Al Ghazawi, his wife, Shadia, and their four children moved to Rafah from Gaza City's Al Zaytoun neighborhood after their home was destroyed by Israel during Operation Cast Lead. Al Ghazawi built their new home as an act of civil disobedience, to challenge the Israeli siege and blockade of Gaza. Now it has been razed by Hamas. Determined to remain in the ruins of his home, he vows he will not give up, noting he has little choice.

      Thirty-one families—190 people—are newly homeless in Gaza. In three hours, 12 residential structures were destroyed, according to the United Nations Officer for Humanitarian Affairs in Occupied Palestinian Territories. Residents who resisted the demolition of their homes, including Al Sududi and his wife, were beaten with sticks and guns. Adding insult to injury, Hamas government officials claim the homes were razed because "they were built on public land and with no permits." For more than 40 years, tens of thousands of Palestinians living under occupation have had their homes demolished by Israeli forces on similar charges. Surely they never could have anticipated that their own government officials would resort to the same behavior.

      The legality of demolishing the homes remains a major issue for many human rights groups, noted Rafah Mayor Issa Al Nashar. In an interview with the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, however, he insisted that the demolished structures were built illegally and hence considered "aggressions on public properties."

      According to the mayor, building on public prosperity requires approval from the Lands Authority as well as a license from the municipality. His, he said, is committed to "stopping all those who are trying to gain money illegally by confiscating public property." Informed that Atef Abu Azzoum had paid $4,500 for his 200 meters of land, the mayor responded that was too small an amount for a legal purchase. Mayor Al Nashar did not indicate, however, whether landlords who sold the land to the residents would be fully investigated, noting that "the man who sold the [land on which the houses were built] has died recently."

      The affected families were given warning of the demolitions via the media and letters of notification, the mayor added, but Al Ghazawi disagreed. "No warnings were given," he insisted, saying he was surprised to see the bulldozer demolishing the room he had added on to his house to accommodate his elderly mother.

    5. LOL Hamas making palestinians homeless...

  7. Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/TASS) Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovich Saturday promised to return to Kiev "as soon as it becomes possible", as thousands of his supporters gathered here for a rally to mark the anniversary of his ouster.

    "If we speak about the present day, I will return as soon as it becomes possible and will do all to make the life for the Ukrainian people easier," he said, adding that "the main task at the moment is to stop warfare".

    "I regret that I could not do anything," the former president told Russian television Channel One, recalling the tragic events one year ago.

    "No regime is worth the losses Ukraine has suffered after the events of Feb 21-22, 2014," he said. "The country is destroyed, we see territorial losses, casualties, the destruction of whole regions."

    Yanukovich said he did not want to be an outsider in Ukraine's events. "But I had no possibility to return, and I won't conceal that I was sending people to Ukraine to monitor the situation. We keep monitoring it," he added.

  8. A very interesting article in The Atlantic ...

    What ISIS Really Wants

    The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

    It is a pretty long piece, very informative ....

    The money line

    Given everything we know about the Islamic State, continuing to slowly bleed it appears the best of bad military options.

    Another, not as bankable, but one that gives credence to Rufus's analysis of the conditions on the ground ...

    After mujahideen reported having seen American soldiers in battle, Islamic State Twitter accounts erupted in spasms of pleasure, like overenthusiastic hosts upon the arrival of the first guests at a party.

    1. The Islamic State has attached great importance to the Syrian city of Dabiq, near Aleppo. It named its propaganda magazine after the town, and celebrated madly when (at great cost) it conquered Dabiq’s strategically unimportant plains. It is here, the Prophet reportedly said, that the armies of Rome will set up their camp. The armies of Islam will meet them, and Dabiq will be Rome’s Waterloo or its Antietam.

      “Dabiq is basically all farmland,” one Islamic State supporter recently tweeted. “You could imagine large battles taking place there.” The Islamic State’s propagandists drool with anticipation of this event, and constantly imply that it will come soon. The state’s magazine quotes Zarqawi as saying, “The spark has been lit here in Iraq, and its heat will continue to intensify … until it burns the crusader armies in Dabiq.”
      Now that it has taken Dabiq, the Islamic State awaits the arrival of an enemy army there, whose defeat will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse. Western media frequently miss references to Dabiq in the Islamic State’s videos, and focus instead on lurid scenes of beheading. “Here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive,” said a masked executioner in a November video, showing the severed head of Peter (Abdul Rahman) Kassig

  9. Thread is just more of the usual Deucean monomania expressing itself.

    Thankfully I've got a big project going, and got to get going.

    Also, myself and a couple other folks counted over 100 elk again yesterday !

    Going to buy a wolf rifle soon.


    Quirk, a lean hungry look in his urban eye, has arrived to do the skinning. The skinning equipment he brought with him is pathetic. Obviously never been out of the City. I've have to get him some decent equipment.

    We will set his pup tent up today. I will see if he knows to cook. If he does he can try out for cook too.

    I will provide.

    Off to work !

    Cheers !!


    Cheers !

  10. A year, or two, ago, the moron was jabbering about taking his .243 wolf hunting; now he's speculating about buying one.,

    1. Rufus?


      better go and serve to learn about rifle calibers...

    2. Better tell the Draft Dodger, it was his choice

    3. I don't SEE Bob's choice of .243....

      I see the guy who claims to have served....

      doubtful, just like you.. a fraud

  11. The more I see, and read about, this group, the more I'm convinced that the President has hit upon the perfect strategy for dealing with them. Whether it takes 6 months, or six years, is of no consequence. The important thing is to slowly eradicate them (without starting a Regional Muslim/Western War in the Mideast.)

    1. Actually, he does need to get it wrapped up before the election, just in case a Republican does get elected President, and use it as an excuse for Iraq III.

    2. The Atlantic piece really is a 'good' one, Rufus.
      Quite informative, lays out basic background of al-Qeada and its evolution into the Islamic State.

    3. I'll have a cup of coffee, and look at it. :)

    4. Iran is airlifting thousands of shiite pakistanis, iraqis and iranians to fight in syria...

      The sunnis are doing the same.

      at last count? there are 1.4 billion

      at the rate of 1 -2 thousand killed a month?

      it's a forever war

  12. According to a report from Zero Hedge the Russians have already started unloading their dollar reserves. In the month of December alone they sold a record $22 billion in U.S. Treasurys. While this may not seem like a big number, it is over 20% of their total US dollar holdings.

    But here’s the kicker: They’re not the only ones getting rid of their dollars in what appears to be a fairly uncommon sell-off over the course of the last 60 days.

    Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86 billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.

    It wasn’t just Russia: the country that has ever more frequently been said to be in the same camp as Russia – and against the US – namely China, also sold another $6 billion in Treasurys in the last month of 2014, which would have made its US treasury holdings equal with those of Japan, if only Tokyo hadn’t also sold over $10 billion in the same month.

    And while we know that Russia used at least some of the proceeds to buy gold, the bigger question is: just what is China buying with all these stealthy USD-denominated liquidations, and how much gold does the PBOC really have as of this moment.

  13. D. rat has either had a stroke:

    'Friends and relatives may report a personality change that is hard to pin down. Some of these changes, such as low mood and anxiety, are more likely to be related to a person's feelings about having a stroke than to any harm to the brain. A genuine shift may occur, however, when the frontal lobes sustain damage. The frontal lobes play an essential role in regulating emotion, decision making and judgment. Strokes that affect the frontal lobes can lead to a range of problems, such as apathy or emotionalism (an overflow of emotion without necessarily feeling that emotion).

    A stroke that hits the cerebellum can also trigger a personality shift. This brain region is vital to many aspects of executive function. Damage here can bring about disinhibition, which often manifests as inappropriate behavior. Other “negative” personality changes include poor decision making, aggression and irritability.'

    or needs one:

    'Less common are cases of “positive” personality changes, in which people reportedly become happier and even nicer. Surveys suggest such changes occur rarely, but the frequency may be underreported. They might arise if a person has experienced a mild frontal lobe impairment that has led to a small increase in apathy and less anxiety. A slight loss of inhibition may also explain why a stroke victim might begin to experience more positive emotions.

    Yet personality changes after a stroke could have nothing to do with afflicted brain areas. Serious illness often leads people to reevaluate their priorities in life and change their attitudes toward others. For example, British television broadcaster Andrew Marr, who suffered a stroke, said that his stroke made him a “nicer and happier person” and less “self-absorbed.” '

    Can Personality Improve after a Stroke?
    —Jenna Owen, England
    Feb 12, 2015

    1. There is only one of us that has admitted that they have problems with sanity.

      bobal Sat Sep 06, 09:21:00 PM EDT

      After an eight year law suit with most of my relatives, I've finally found some sanity on line.

    2. After he disgraced his dying aunt, Robert "Draft dodger" Peterson had to deal with his family.
      Of course he blames them, too...

    3. • bobal Sat Sep 06, 09:22:00 PM EDT
      If cousin Sally dies, I'll joyfully let ya all know.

    4. jack is dying...

      less than 10 years from now?

      he will be in the grave.

    5. As long as Chocolae Emporium is cooking candy, I'll have immortality eating their gluten free products

    6. I have no clue about the Chocolate Emporium other than you have slandered them,,,,

      But I do know that Chocolates are not considered in the "cooking candy" category...

      Once again your illiteracy rears it's head.

    7. And Jack "the shit" Hawkins still doesn't KNOW shit...

      Stalking the wrong Jew for almost a decade and still going...

    8. Slander require the spoken word, so that does not apply.

      If you mean libel, please, cut and paste what you consider to be a libelous statement made about Chocolate Emporium

      The study of their business, is going to be a mainstay, from here on out.
      But, rest assured, nothing libelous, just commentary of a supportive nature.
      Based upon the Cleveland Jewish News the corporate filings and their own web site and Facebook page.

      All sources in the public domain.


    9. Your intentions are ill.

      In trying to OUT me, you have stalked the wrong Jew for a decade...

      and you continue...

      Now that the owners of Chocolate Emporium know about you and the report filed with the AZ FBI I am sure you will not attack them or shoot them, they are on notice to your criminal intentions...

      They know your threats, thanks to me, I have forwarded them the FBI agents contact information....

      They are on the look out for any future orders or contact from you to them...

    10. but your time on this planet is winding down, you with your cancer and all that...

    11. As to claims of stalking, I thought the Chocolate Emporium was dead and gone, as per the Cleveland Jewish News article that announced that the Chocolate Emporium's closing was 'bittersweet'.

      That the only purveyor of kosher chocolates in Ohio, the whole mid-west, for that matter, was closing. That operations could no longer fund any semblance of growth, and it was time to quit.

      When "O"rdure posted their 'new' web ite and announced the rebirth of a dead business, it created renewed interest.
      The perfect example of the vibrant economy that Mr Obama has some how managed to stimulate.

      It is a "Good News" story that will be focused upon in the coming weeks, months and years.
      Unless it becomes another "Bad News Bear" and something really happens to the renewed hopes and dreams of those that 'rebooted' the Chocolate Emporium

    12. When "O"rdure posted their 'new' web site and announced the rebirth of a dead business, it created renewed interest.

      Nothing quite like a good zombie story, aye.

    13. I posted the new website after you libeled them.

      But it's you that is obsessed with them.

      Thinking it was me you sought to "OUT" me, a violation of blogger...

      but alas you are wrong, but your intention is still a crime of the blogger rules.

    14. Just because you try to rob a 7-11 and wind up at the wrong store?

      you are still a criminal.

    15. Nope, there is only one criminal here at the Elephant Bar

      bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. …

      If you have any evidence of others that have committed criminal acts, please post it.
      Otherwise your baseless claims will just be another of the many lies you persist in telling.

    16. evidence?

      that is your "evidence"?

      If that is your "evidence" then your admissions count as evidence.

      Since you deleted those posts doesn't remove them from our memory.

      Your baseless claims are baseless...

      I did report you to the AZ FBI for your making threats, that is in actual legal enforcement evidence.

      you USED to brag you saw the report... but it's been proven you lied....

      But I reported and gave facts to your criminal behavior to the LAW of the LAND....



  14. Deuce you focus on Israel and it's issues is great.

    How dare Israel build on disputed lands....

    Nary a word about Turkey and Cyprus, Russia and Georgia and Ukraine, the English and the Falklands, The Russians and the Japanese. The USA and Mexico

    But little ole Israel...

    glad it brings you so much pain..

    Oh and the good news?

    Your hero? Assad has successfully capped over 10,000 palestinians in the last 36 months! 5 times the number than Israel did and the best part 98% were just women and kids... LOL

    Happy weekend now that the Iranians are airlifting more troops to kill more civilians in syria!

    guess that and the creation of 11 million refugees (and their homes vaporized) mean nothing to you!


  15. great news, of the 11 million syrian refugees? many are palestinians"!

    and one of the largest ethnic groups to JOIN ISIS? Palestinains!

    which means?

    America is bombing palestinians on a daily basis..

    how cool is that?

    Among the ISIS ranks are a number of fighters from peaceful European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands. Meeting them when they arrive in Syria and Iraq are a growing number of Gazans. There is no shortage of war and conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, of course, but Gazans are still making their way to foreign conflicts to fight alongside the notorious and brutal Islamic State, known as ISIS.

    Vocativ reported last month on ISIS’ evolving presence in Sinai and the Gaza Strip, and groups from that area have expressed their philosophical support for ISIS since early 2014. Palestinian refugees (500,000 of whom were living in Syria when the conflict there erupted) were drawn into Syria’s conflict early on, but it now appears that groups that have pledged loyalty to ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi are sending representatives into the heart of the ISIS battlefield, and individual Gazans are also joining the fight of their own volition.

    Go team obama! bomb those palestinians....

    those gazans can't be locked in for a party!

    1. Among those Gazans known to have died in battle with ISIS are a number who hail from Rafah, Nuseirat and Jabalia and have fallen in Homs and Aleppo in Syria and Samara in Iraq.

      According to ISIS forums and official social media accounts, two of the Gazans who have been killed in action recently were from Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis and Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamia. The men had traveled to Iraq as “official representatives” of those groups to fight in Syria alongside ISIS.

    2. The Ansar al-Dawla’s group’s Twitter account posted a short eulogy for one of those representatives, Muhammad Naif al-Qarinawi. Al-Qarinawi was an engineer from Nuseirat, a refugee camp in central Gaza, and he fought under the nom de guerre Abi al-Bara al-Ghazi. Abi al-Bara was sent to Syria to bring his operational expertise, especially in explosives engineering, to ISIS. Al-Bara reportedly died just outside Homs on July 26 during an ISIS military operation in which a 2,000-man force mounted an attack on the Sha’er gas field. Fighting at the gas field continued for 10 days, after which it was eventually recaptured by the Syrian military.

  16. Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza

    CAIRO — With bulldozers and dynamite, the Egyptian Army on Wednesday began demolishing hundreds of houses, displacing thousands of people, along the border with Gaza in a panicked effort to establish a buffer zone that officials hope will stop the influx of militants and weapons across the frontier.

    The demolitions, cutting through crowded neighborhoods in the border town of Rafah, began with orders to evacuate on Tuesday and were part of a sweeping security response by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to months of deadly militant attacks on Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula, including the massacre of at least 31 soldiers last Friday.

    Continue reading the main story

    Egypt Moves to Eradicate Town Near Gaza StripJAN. 8, 2015
    Egypt Orders Evacuation Along Gaza Border to Thwart MilitantsOCT. 28, 2014
    31 Egyptian Soldiers Are Killed as Militants Attack in SinaiOCT. 24, 2014
    Alaa Abd El Fattah, an Egyptian activist, was forced to wait outside a courtroom at Cairo's Torah Prison on Wednesday while he was tried in absentia inside.Open Source: Alaa Abd El Fattah, Dissident Blogger, Is Re-Arrested in EgyptOCT. 27, 2014
    Open Source: Student Protests Continue in Egypt Despite CrackdownOCT. 14, 2014
    That assault was the deadliest on the Egyptian military in years, and a blow to the government, which has claimed to be winning the battle against insurgents. The resort to a harsh counterinsurgency tactic — destroying as many as 800 houses and displacing up to 10,000 people to eliminate “terrorist hotbeds,” as Mr. Sisi’s spokesman put it — highlighted the difficulties the military has faced in breaking the militants as well as the anger that operations like Wednesday’s inevitably arouse.

    1. 10,000 palestinians made homeless... by egypt

    2. The Palestinian expulsion from Kuwait took place during and after the Gulf War. There were 400,000 Palestinians in Kuwait before the Gulf War. During the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait,[1] 200,000 Palestinians voluntarily fled Kuwait due to various reasons (fear or persecution,[1] food shortages, medical care difficulties, financial shortages, fear of arrest and mistreatment at roadblocks by Iraqis).[2][1][3] After the Gulf War in 1991, nearly 200,000 Palestinians fled Kuwait, partly due to economic burdens, regulations on residence and fear of abuse by Kuwaiti security forces.[4][5][6] The policy which partly led to this exodus was a response to the alignment of PLO leader Yasser Arafat with Saddam Hussein.

      LOL too funny

    3. Now those LOYAL to Saddam are the new branded ISIS

  17. More about the lovely Palestinians...

    BEIRUT: For two years, Fatah al-Islam sent shockwaves throughout Lebanon with a spate of terrorist attacks, culminating in the battle of Nahr al-Bared. More than 400 people died during the clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp situated in north Lebanon, but Fatah al-Islam carried on operations for another year before largely disappearing from the public eye.

    The battle of Nahr al-Bared in 2007 led to the death or arrest of many Fatah al-Islam militants. Those who evaded capture or later escaped from Roumieh Prison are believed by analysts to have merged with Islamist groups operating in Syria, on the Lebanese border, or inside Lebanon itself.

    Fatah al-Islam was formed in 2006 by Shaker Al-Abssi, a Palestinian born in Ariha (Jericho) in 1955. After being released from a Syrian prison, Abssi traveled to Iraq to fight the U.S. invasion in 2003. There, he made connections with senior figures in Al-Qaeda, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

    In fact, Fatah al-Islam shares and supports the Al-Qaeda ideology – the only difference being the group’s view on takfiris and Shiites, whom Fatah al-Islam does not consider to be apostates.

    - See more at:

  18. meanwhile, Israel will have to brace for thousand of new Jews in the coming years....

    I suggest developing the Negev....

    A wonderful place....

    Lots of room...

    1. The Israeli are promoting the "Gay Tours" of Israeli Army bases ....
      They bring in the studs from New York to service those Hebrew Homos.

      Pornographic filmmaker Michael Lucas has turned Israeli soldiers into an attraction for gay tourists while Omer Gershon — the gay flotilla hoaxer and hasbara activist — has said that tourists find Israeli men “very exotic.”,7340,L-3871457,00.html

      Book your trip, today!

    2. You live in the gay capital of the southwest...

      your tax dollars promote the homosexual agenda...

      are you proud?

  19. Makhtesh Ramon

    Makhtesh Ramon (Hebrew: מכתש רמון; lit. Ramon Crater/Makhtesh is a geological feature of Israel's Negev desert. Located at the peak of Mount Negev, some 85 km south of the city of Beersheba, the landform is not actually an impact crater from a meteor nor a volcanic crater formed by a volcanic eruption, but rather is the world's largest makhtesh. The crater is 40 km long, 2–10 km wide and 500 meters deep, and is shaped like an elongated heart. The only settlement in the area is the small town of Mitzpe Ramon (מצפה רמון, "Ramon Observation Point") located on the northern edge of the crater. Today the crater and surrounding area forms Israel's largest national park, the Ramon Nature Reserve.

    1. Great place to go and visit and live....

    2. Tel Aviv emerges as top gay tourist destination

      TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv has long been a gay paradise, one of the few places in the Middle East where gays feel free to walk hand-in-hand and kiss in public.

      Now, thanks to its balmy climate, vibrant nightlife and a creative government-backed branding campaign, the city has become one of the world's top gay tourist destinations.

    3. Our little "O"rdure will feel right at home ...

      Tel Aviv devotes about $100,000 — more than a third of its international marketing budget — to drawing gay tourists. Though no exact figures exist, officials estimate that tens of thousands of gay tourists from abroad arrive annually.

      "We are trying to create a model for openness, pluralism, tolerance," Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told The Associated Press. "Live and let live — this is the city of Tel Aviv."

      The city's first openly gay-owned hotel was opened recently and numerous city-backed travel sites direct gay visitors to the hottest clubs, bars and resorts in town.

      "We've long recognized the economic potential of the gay community. The gay tourist is a quality tourist, who spends money and sets trends,"
      said Pini Shani, a Tourism Ministry official who has been involved in the campaign.

      "There's also no doubt that a tourist who's had a positive experience here is of PR value. If he leaves satisfied, he becomes an Israeli ambassador of good will."

      He'll feel right at home, because he will be right at home.

    4. you are geographically challenged.

      go buy a map...

      or google on

  20. .243 Remington, not the round I'd choose, but I am not a "Draft Dodger" or a thief, either.

    243 Winchester And Deer Size Game Hunting:
    Deer Size Animals Include: Antelope, Blacktail Deer, Hogs, Javelina, Mule Deer And Whitetail Deer. These animals can be somewhat small at times and offer about an four inch target zone, for a correct rifle sight-in, a two inch mid-range is required for minimum bullet trajectory effect.

    For this size animal, I prefer 1,200 foot pounds of bullet energy.

    243 Winchester Hunting Ammunition:
    Ammuntion: Hornady 243 Winchester Superformace 95 Grain.

    Bullet Diameter: .243 Inch.
    Bullet Weight: 95 Grains.
    Bullet Ballistic Coeffecient: .355.
    Rifle Barrel Length: 24 Inches.
    Rifle scope mounted 1.8 inches above bore center-line.
    Rifle bullet trajectory set at 2 inch mid-range rise.
    Rifle true zero is 230 Yards.
    Maximum point blank range is 267 yards.

    If any of the terms are confusing, check out the web site @

    1. What size/weight round did you and your gang of war criminals use against the humans in Central America, desert rat?

    2. SO now you are saying that Bob is an arms expert...


    3. Congrats bob, Jack has acknowledged your excellence in rifles.

    4. Not really, "Ordure.
      The round is not all that popular and the Draft Dodger is no reloader.

      If Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson is really going after the wolves, he ought get himself a .308. There is an abundance of that ammunition available, it has a lot more heft and delivers more foot pounds of energy on impact.


  21. Ukraine preparing for 'full-scale war,' says former envoy to Canada

    Ukraine's deputy foreign minister says he is preparing for "full-scale war" against Russia and wants Canada to help by supplying lethal weapons and the training to use them.

  22. Celebrate
    Area special events of note include the AGRA Rodeo in February, Phoenix Pride in April and Rainbows Festival in October.

    Scottsdale welcomes LGBT travelers from around the world with a style that’s as warm as our sun-filled skies. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a rejuvenating week-long vacation, join us and experience the style and sophistication you’ll find only in Scottsdale.

    From the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, brought to you by tax payers dollars...

    And where Jack Hawkins lives...

    1. A gay cowboy's dream..

      Jack Hawkins teaches city clickers how to ride....

      A proud LTGB supporter jack Hawkins, is listed in the directory...

    2. Here is the link for Gay proud coupons

      Check out Jack's horse riding coupons

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    4. Give 'em a call, they do not know me by that name, but the folks there are old friends.


    5. They did do a lot Groupon business, don't know if they still do.
      But yeah, give 'em a call.
      It's out in Rio Verde

      A little east of where the Palin place is.

    6. We are in the midst of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show right now.

      There never was a movement to call it the Scottsdale Semite Horse Show.

    7. Same facility that the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction is held. The city just finished a $42 million dollar improvement package at the facility, it is really great. Horse show and rodeo grounds, the polo field is there, too.

      No boarding, though, the BLM land management rules forbid that. The entire facility is on Federal land, in the flood control area to the north of the Central Arizona Project canal. It is just east of the Tournament Players Club, where they Phoenix Open gold tournament is held, in Scottsdale. Strange as that sounds ...

    8. Westworld of Scottsdale
      WestWorld is a premier, nationally recognized, user-friendly equestrian center and special events facility serving our community and visitors.

    9. Physical Address
      16601 N. Pima Rd
      Scottsdale, AZ 85260
      Phone: 480-312-6802 main number
      Fax: 480-312-6803 admin fax number

    10. where they Phoenix Open golf tournament is held, in Scottsdale. Strange as that sounds ...

    11. Lorill Equestrian Center is owned by a widow woman, her husband, a high school friend, blew himself up in a food trailer accident. Seems that there was a propane leak, and he lit a cigarette. Kaboom!

      She still pines for him, it's been over twenty years.
      Her primary assistant, another woman who once was a fire fighter, I forget whether it was in NY City or Chi-town.
      Nice looking girl, she has been single for as long as I've known her.

    12. Anyone that is really interested, drop me line at the e-mail address at
      and I'll set you up with them, or another dude horse outfit I know.
      Depending on what kind of horse back riding experience you are looking for.

    13. If you can really ride, polo lessons are available at Polo Azteca, out on Carefree Highway, just south of it on 14th St.
      But if you can't ride, already, learn to do that first.

      Depending on how long you are going to be in town, I could arrange to be there.
      I recommend staying at the Carefree Inn, well it's been renamed, the Carefree Resort.

      Carefree Resort & Conference Center

      In the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, this resort features an on-site spa and restaurant. Guests can lounge along the outdoor pool with a signature Prickly Pear Margarita.

      Very good 8.3 Score from 92 reviews
      Show prices

    14. Its a heated salt water pool, no chlorine.

  23. If you want to eat some reasonably good food and watch some folks try to ride bucking bulls ...
    You'll have to go to Cave Creek. Just head north on either Scottsdale or Pima Roads, then turn right when you get to Cave Creek Road.

    On the left side of the road sits the Buffalo Chip and Hogs & Horses these two places are restaurant/bars that put on mini rodeos on Friday nights. Lots of fun, especially if you are not an aficionado of rodeo.

    If you ask for Jack Hawkins at either, you'll get a blank stare, in return.

    1. Just head north on either Scottsdale or Pima Roads, then turn left when you get to Cave Creek Road.

      Left, not right, mea culpa, would hate for anyone to get lost.

    2. If you get to Hogs & Horses a little early, you can meet and greet with the bull riders, as well as the Clown.

    3. If you turn right, you will eventually get to Seven Springs, where the Cartwrights had their ranch, back in the day.
      Really, the Cartwrights. They're gone now, but their legacy lives on in Cave Creek, there is a fabulous steak house that goes by that name. It is in the old bowling alley building, right next to the Horny Toad, which is another restaurant.

      There are lot of good restaurants in Cave Creek, my favorite though, El Encanto is a Mexican food establishment, great patio or indoor seating, built around a pond full of fish, a couple of turtles and a few ducks that call it home.

    4. No candy stores that I can think of, though.

      No kosher delis, either.
      Lots of Carnitas, Bar-B-Q and pork ribs, yummy stuff.

    5. Hitting close to home?

      Sending off some distractions?


    6. No, I just like Cave Creek. Know most all of the businesses there and, if folks want to visit, they can have a great time.

      If anyone wanted to ride with me, and our schedules coincided, we could work it out.

    7. And ...

      I was setting a trap, for your dumb ass.
      You got sucked into bad mouthing a Jew, "Ordure, you have hit a new low.
      Accusing a Jew of supporting anti-Semites.
      In your ignorance you have libeled one of your own.

      Funnier than LOL

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    1. Why would you demean people you do not even know, O"rdure?
      That is libel.

      You really are a piece of shit.

    2. Is Wachman a "Jewish" name?

      Google says it is
      If it is, you are accusing one of your own of being an anti-Semite.
      Your ignorance is legend.

      That really is funny.

    3. Lori's boyfriend and partner, since Lloyd blew himself up.

      Rocco Wachman,

      LOL doubled over.

    4. He actually is running that ranch at Seven Springs ...

      Call him ... He is Cowboy University, along with Lori, at the Lorill Equestrian Center.

      Call 'em and support a Jewish cowboy, or believe the liar from ?
      Who used to cook candy, until he didn't.

    5. maybe they need to learn about you, the real you...

      the violent, stalking jew hating piece of shit you are...

      maybe you are one of those online types...

      hides from the read world

      we shall see...

    6. Nope, there is no antisemitism here, except on your part, you ignorant piece of shit, "O"rdure.

      Only you have demeaned a specific individual, one that you do not, did not know and libeled him with a false accusation.

      You are the anti-Semite, your post proves it.
      You accused a Jew of what you are, the ultimate projection of your hate, come back at you.

    7. "O"rdure has 'worm tongued' another Jew.

      He really is a hater.

  25. I was wrong, Lloyd got blown up n 2003, only 12vvyears, not 20.

    An Interview with Rocco Wachman from the Arizona Cowboy College – with a twist!

    First off, let me tell you about the Arizona Cowboy College. It was started by Lloyd Bridwell who was a rancher that was the son of a rancher who was the son of a rancher. You know what I mean here… Anyway, in 1989 he created the Cowboy College to impart his love of the ranching life. It caught on like wildfire and was featured in television and magazines everywhere. I’m sure the movie, CITY SLICKERS, took a piece from Lloyd.

    Students came to Cowboy College from far and wide. One of those students was a businessman from New York, Rocco Wachman. Well, Rocco was so moved by his experience at CC, he left NY behind and became a part of the College. Now he is the head instructor… Rocco was our tour guide and interviewee.

    But before we go to the video, I have to tell you the tragedy here. Lloyd Bridwell passed away unexpectedly in 2003. Honorably, his wife, Lori, continued on with Rocco’s help. The College was Lloyd’s dream and no one wanted it to end. So, with great strength and will power the Bridwell family and Rocco kept Cowboy College thriving. And thank goodness because our adventure there, and the adventures of everyone who takes the course, make memories that last a lifetime!

  26. jack is getting nervous, his online secret world is about to spill over to his real world..

    wonder will they all appreciate his israel hating ways?

    1. Write them a letter.
      E-mail, makes no difference.

      Does not change a thing, you have libeled a Jewish cowboy.
      What if I am Rocco?

    2. Har de har har, try again, Ronald.McDonald.

  27. It is kind of funny, though, that the ranch that "Ordure identified with the "Gay Lifestyle" is the one that Rocco Wachman runs.
    Make sure you tell him that you accused him of being 'gay', "O"rdure.
    Because I will bring it up to him, when I see him next, probably at Hogs & Horses on Friday.

    1. Here will have the Zionist method, writ small.

      "O"rdure comes to conclusion, without any real evidence, and attacks.
      Just as the ISraeli do in Gaza.

      He fires for effect, and hits an innocent person, one that is not 'in the fight'..
      Just as the ISraeli do in Gaza.

      Time and again.

    2. Picks a name out of the blue, off the world wide web and without any reference, at all, calls those people anti-Semites

    3. Then his target turns out to be Jewish Cowboy.


  28. How do you find the time to go to a hog show when you are working so hard on the hush hush super secret super important new project off the shores of Panama?

    1. bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. …

      Just like a meth head, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, tries to justify his crime by saying that the loot was owed him, by the people or institution he ripped off.

  29. There's something really wrong with rat.

    1. Got a link or a time stamp for that, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson?

      You never have had, so I know you don't, because it is another of your delusions.

  30. Keep on wiggling rat...

    just burying yourself more and more..

  31. Jack Hawkins, super Jew hating Cowboy of Cave Creek AZ....

    who knows who knows the truth?

    who cares?

    1. You must, "O"rdure.

      You have libeled an innocent Jew.
      Not that it would matter to you, a Zionist.

      Zionists murder civilians, Jewish refugees in a False Flag operation

      On Nov. 25, 1940, a boat carrying Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe,
      exploded and sank off the coast of Palestine killing 252 people.

      The Zionist “Haganah” claimed the passengers committed suicide to protest British refusal to let them land.
      Years later, it admitted that rather than let the passengers go to Mauritius, it blew up the vessel for its propaganda value.

      “Sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice the few in order to save the many,”
      Moshe Sharett, a former Israeli Prime Minister said at memorial service in 1958.

      The collateral damage does not matter to a Zionist, they kill Jews for propaganda purposes, so, what is a little libel, if they think it is in a good cause.

  32. Jack is full of hog shit.

    He told us all he had a new hush hush super important project off the shores of Panama, when all the time he planning to go to a hog show.

    1. You admitted to losing your sanity, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, must be why you are so knowledgeable about pharmaceutical 'mood' changers

      bobal Sat Sep 06, 09:21:00 PM EDT
      After an eight year law suit with most of my relatives, I've finally found some sanity on line.

  33. .

    Because I will bring it up to him, when I see him next, probably at Hogs & Horses on Friday.


    What if I am Rocco?

    Heck, what if you are TC Thorstenson?


    1. Then I'd be millionaire, and the name of the bar would have been Hawgs & Horses

      He doesn't know much about the motorcycle culture he was trying to attract

    2. Check out the Vanity Fair piece about TC, that's the back story.

    3. He was acquitted of ALL those charges, or they were dropped.
      Thee Buffalo Chip owned by a retired Sheriff Dept High muckity muck.

      They set old TC up.
      He told me it set him back $20,000.

      There is a feud going on, in Cave Creek, a real political barn burner.
      Recall of the Vice Mayor, and lots of citations being issued, building code violations, sign code violations, dust control violations, any and all types of harassment, charges and counter charges. The election is pretty soon, not sue exactly when

      Cave Creek recall election turns heated

      Lots of collateral damage. TC is one of those that was riding with Trenk, but has baled off that pony and is fighting for his piece of the Cave Creek pie, without his Rose Law buddy.

      His troubles with Larry, over at the Buffalo Chip are not political, they are all about money.
      Between the two places, there is probably $400,000 a month in food and beverage sales, during the season.

    4. Neither want to share any of it with the other.
      The Buffalo Chip was there first, used to be the Maverick Bar.
      He got it about ten years ago.

      TC purpose built his place, it is quite nice, but he does not know much about food, beverage or getting along with his neighbors. He can ride like the wind, train any animal and has hands that are bigger than mine. Which is not very common.

    5. It's a fun town to visit ...

      But I like it in the Greenback Valley, up in the Tonto Basin.
      Same weather, same elevation, maybe forty miles east, as the crow flies.
      A two hour drive, if you take the short cut through the Indian Reservation.
      I stay at the Carefree Inn, when in Cave Creek, it is the best place in town, the other is a motel that is not nearly as nice, and has no pool, no hot tub no jucuzzi nor an in house restaurant.

    6. $1.4 million is what TC says he spent to buy the land and build his dream bar, small kitchen and rodeo arena.

      It is a heck of a fight
      A security guard has died, but they say in the newspaper that it was 'natural causes'. He was rather old.

      The space around TC, it is 'charged', to say the least.
      I think that he was quite the hellion, back in the day.
      There are reports to that effect. How reliable they are ... who knows, but him.

      He has all the signs. I kinda like the guy,

  34. .

    Right, rat, but after our experience with you here, the lying and the misdirection, why would anyone believe anything you say?

    By going to Bing and typing in El Encanto cave creek road you get a website for the restaurant. Click on it and you also get an interactive map of Cave Creek and Cave Creek Road listing all the sites you mentioned. Plug the restaurant name into Binbg and you can get all the info you are putting up including the ducks and turtles. On the same Bing page you get the Arizona newspapers and other sources to track down the other detail.

    Well, perhaps we wouldn't get your personal reminiscences but given your past record how would we know they were true or not?

    You can see the problem.

    If any of it is true, good on you.