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Goodbye, Robin Williams

Posted by: ST on August 12, 2014 at 10:08 am » 4 Comments

Like everyone else on the planet, I was stunned and saddened to read the news last night of comedian Robin Williams’ death: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, who dazzled in such wide-ranging dramatic and comedic roles as alien, nanny, therapist and cartoon genie during a four-decades long career, was found dead in his northern […]


Romney on Iraq: “Our foreign policy is run by bumbling incompetents”

Posted by: Phineas on June 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, okay. Mitt didn’t really say that; I was just interpreting what I take to be the subtext of this interview with NBC’s David Gregory: Via National Review, here’s the key passage: “This administration, from Secretary Clinton to President Obama, has repeatedly underestimated the threats faced by America, has repeatedly underestimated our […]


#Obamacare Chronicles: another cancer victim loses the insurance she likes

Posted by: Phineas on November 25, 2013 at 11:39 am » Comments Off on #Obamacare Chronicles: another cancer victim loses the insurance she likes

**Posted by Phineas We knew Edie Sundby wouldn’t be the only one. In Virginia Beach, grandmother and kidney-cancer sufferer Debra Fishericks was happy with the coverage she has, but the federal government wasn’t. Guess who won? “We were happy,” says the business owner. “We had great insurance. We had continuing care for our employees.” Says the owner, […]


Leading from behind will lose us Iraq

Posted by: Phineas on April 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is potentially very bad: After a week of violence in Iraq in which more than 170 Iraqis, including tribesmen, soldiers, and policemen have been killed in clashes during Sunni protests in Salahuddin province, the Awakening is preparing to take up arms against the Iraqi government. On April 24, Sheikh Ahmed Abu […]


#Israel: Anniversary of a jihad mass-murder

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Two years ago this week, five members the Fogel family of the West Bank village of Itamar were murdered — stabbed and their throats slit by Muslims waging jihad fi sabil Allah: “war for the sake of Allah.” Only three children survived; they’re now living with their grandparents: …14-year-old Tamar, 10-year-old Roi […]


Horrific: Cannibalism in North Korea

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is the end-state of totalitarianism, if it doesn’t reform like China or collapse on itself like East Germany and the USSR — parents eating their children: A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim. A ‘hidden […]


Afghanistan: US soldier murders 16 Afghan civilians?

Posted by: Phineas on March 11, 2012 at 11:15 am » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Horrifying news. An American soldier apparently went nuts in Afghanistan and gunned down 16 civilians in a village. From the BBC via Threat Matrix: The soldier has not been named, but is thought to be a staff sergeant. He is reported to have walked off his base at around 03:00 local time […]


Nightmare in Norway: at least 92 dead, and the question of religion

Posted by: Phineas on July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas How awful for them: Norwegian police said Saturday that the death toll from Friday’s attacks has risen to 92 and confirmed that they have arrested a suspect whom they described as a right-wing Christian fundamentalist. In a news conference Saturday morning in Oslo, police confirmed that they had arrested Anders Behring Breivik, […]


Jihadist murderers of the Fogel family captured

Posted by: Phineas on April 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Most of the Fogel family was slaughtered a little over a month ago by Muslims waging jihad fi sabil Allah — “war for the sake of Allah.” Each person in the photo above was killed their home as the family prepared to go to bed: Udi (36), his wife Ruth (35), their […]


What people value: compare and contrast

Posted by: Phineas on March 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

** Posted by Phineas Some of the most profound lessons are taught through irony, that striking contrast between what we would expect to happen in a sequence of events and what really does happen. Last week, the Fogel family was nearly wiped out, parents and children —an infant!— slaughtered as they laid down for the […]