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Faced with antisemitic riots, French government does what it does best: appeasement

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Muslims in France have been rioting, including attacking synagogues, in the wake of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas for months of attacks against Israeli civilians. Faced with growing antisemitic civil disorder, the French government naturally… condemned Israel: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to […]

 

Scientific proof: Socialism makes you more likely to lie and cheat

Posted by: Phineas on July 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is amusing. Researchers from the University of Munich and ST’s beloved Duke University conducted a joint study that examined a person’s willingness to lie, if he could profit from that lie. The subjects were Berliners who were asked to play a game in which they could win a small amount of money. […]

 

.@SkyNews journo rifles through #MH17 luggage, network apologizes after backlash

Posted by: ST on July 21, 2014 at 10:01 am » 1 Comment

Unreal. A new low in modern journalism – via the WaPo: A Sky News reporter drew criticism over the weekend when he rummaged on camera through a bag belonging to a victim of the MH17 air crash in Ukraine, even as he said he “probably shouldn’t be doing this, I suppose.” It appeared to be […]

 

Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 reportedly “shot down” in Ukraine, near Russian border

Posted by: ST on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm » 3 Comments

Still too early to know exactly what has happened but here’s an initial report from Fox News: A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to multiple reports. The airline, the same one whose plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean in […]

 

Think Progress, Salon promote stifling of dissent over climate change

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2014 at 11:33 am » 1 Comment

Not exactly a surprise that these two ultra-liberal sites are proponents of shutuppery, but worth documenting all the same, no matter whether it happens here at home – or abroad.  Headline from Think Progress: To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers Got that? “To improve accuracy” – […]

 

Quote of the Day, post-July 4th zinger edition

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From a Ukrainian journalist meditating on his country and ours: Why don’t we use the American Constitution? It was written by really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and they’re not using it anymore. Ouch! It stings because it’s so close to the truth. via Power Line (Crossposted at […]

 

What about *your* gaffes, Hillary?

Posted by: Phineas on July 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Yes, my friends, it’s time once again for one of our favorite games, “If it had been a Republican…” Remember, how, back in the 2012 campaign, the press and the Democrat support groups (redundant, I know) hounded Republican nominee Mitt Romney over supposed misstatements and gaffes while on a foreign tour? I […]

 

#Benghazi massacre an Iranian operation?

Posted by: Phineas on June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the assertion of journalist Kenneth Timmerman in a forthcoming book, “Dark Forces.” In a summary article in the New York Post, Timmerman discusses Qassem Suleymani, the head of Quds Force, Iran’s external special operations forces that have conducted operations against us in Iraq and Afghanistan, helped establish Hizbullah, and carried out […]

 

Report: Meriam Ibrahim freed from Sudanese prison

Posted by: ST on June 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm » 2 Comments

Wonderful news: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in a Khartoum prison after being sentenced to death in May for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, has been freed, FoxNews.com has confirmed. Ibrahim, 27, refused to renounce her Christian faith in court in May, prompting a judge to sentence her to hang for […]

 

Does the White House know anything about *anything*?

Posted by: ST on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 am » 8 Comments

Great piece from Fox News detailing at least ’9 times the Obama administration was blindsided’ – or allegedly blindsided, anyway. Here’s a sneak peek: 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq The New Yorker (1/27/2014): “In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been ‘decimated.’ I pointed […]