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Baron Samedi 05-17-2018 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by BostonBlackie (Post 2519819)
Why would anyone want to move to Israel with all the problems there?

If you're a white jew, there are a lot of reasons. A free house, for starters. That's why they need to bulldoze the Palestinian villages. (Only for the white jews, though.)

Pennsylvania Democratic Congressional Candidate’s Fund Has Donated Hundreds of Thousands to Pro-BDS Groups

http://freebeacon.com/politics/penns...ro-bds-groups/

Baron Samedi 05-17-2018 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by patswin (Post 2519811)

Holy shit...you talk about propaganda and then use Bret Stephens of the Times? Holy shit. If you stand with that guy, there is a chasm between us that will never be filled. Wow. ROFL ROFL

New York Times Promises Truth and Diversity, Then Hires Climate-Denying Anti-Arab White Guy

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/14/...rab-white-guy/

Recent NYT Hire Describes Arabs And Africans As “Diseased” And “Depraved”

https://www.mintpressnews.com/nyt-br...praved/228081/

And, from the horse's mouth itself..

Haiti, Sudan, Côte d'Ivoire: Who Cares?
Perhaps we need a new kind of colonialism.
By Bret Stephens
Updated Jan. 11, 2011

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001...73593183855836

The Meaning of an Olympic Snub
The Arab world has a problem of the mind, and its name is anti-Semitism.

By Bret Stephens
Aug. 15, 2016

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mea...nub-1471303698

Or maybe, Bret....those athletes didn't want to shake hands with representatives of a nation that bombs them and occupies their countries. Ya think?

You know...kind of like how Americans don't like having jetliners flown into their buildings.....kind of like that.

Palestine: The Psychotic Stage
The truth about why Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust.
By Bret Stephens
Oct. 12, 2015

https://www.wsj.com/articles/palesti...age-1444692875


Bret Stephens Isn’t the Only Problem at the New York Times Op-Ed Page

https://newrepublic.com/article/1424...mes-op-ed-page


But...my favorite article on him, which is when Bret Stephens first came to my attention...Even his fellow Zionists don't like him! ROFL ROFL

Article Exposing Falsehoods in Bret Stephens’ Criticism of Bannon

Stephens, borrowing from the anti-Israel left, is at pains to separate support for Israel from support for Jews. He accepts that Bannon is pro-Israel — but supporters of Israel, he says, should not want Bannon’s support.

Why? He claims that Bannon has “well-documented links to anti-Semitic white nationalists.” His “proof” is that Bannon claimed last summer that Breitbart News was “the platform for the alt-right.” But Bannon later clarified: “Our definition of the alt-right is younger people who are anti-globalists, very nationalist, terribly anti-establishment.” He noted that Breitbart News — owned and run, disproportionately, by Jews — has “zero tolerance” for antisemitism.

That won’t do for Stephens, who tries to link Bannon, via the alt-right reference, to neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. He links to Milo Yiannopoulos’s March 2016 article on the alt-right, claiming that “Breitbart has sung the praises of Spencer.”

But the only reference to Spencer is as follows: “The media empire of the modern-day alternative right coalesced around Richard Spencer during his editorship of Taki’s Magazine. In 2010, Spencer founded AlternativeRight.com, which would become a center of alt-right thought.” (Did Stephens hope no one would check?)

Stephens then goes on to classify Bannon, with the actual Nazis, as “anti-Semitic Zionists.” In the process, he claims: “The Nazis initially endorsed the idea of getting German Jews to shove off to Mandated Palestine” (original link). That is a gross distortion of history — one favored by anti-Israel propaganda, which often exaggerates arrangements made by desperate Jews fleeing a murderous regime to argue that the Zionists were secretly in cahoots with Hitler.

Stephens does not seem to care that he is lending undue weight to anti-Israel propaganda. In the effort to marginalize Bannon, Breitbart, and — the real target — President Donald Trump, sacrifices must be made.

The dishonesty of Stephens’s accusation is evident in the fact that he completely ignores the voluminous evidence of Bannon’s affinity for Jews — not just Israel, but Jews themselves.

There is, first of all, the firsthand testimony of the many Jews (including myself) who have worked with Bannon for years, not just at Breitbart but elsewhere. Bannon’s hand-picked aide at the White House was former Breitbart News reporter Julia Hahn — also Jewish. There are also rabbis who have met with and vouched publicly for Bannon — including Shmuley Boteach, among others. Then there is Bannon’s track record in helping to [defend] Jews from antisemitism on college campuses. The list goes on.

Stephens pretends he is saving the pro-Israel movement from association with Bannon, the way the anti-Israel movement has been tarnished by its association with radical bigots like Linda Sarsour.

In fact, he is risking the credibility of the pro-Israel movement by lashing out at supporters of one of the most pro-Israel presidents in American history. He is also trashing his own credibility with false, hateful, and easily disproved allegations.

https://zoa.org/2017/11/10377101-art...ism-of-bannon/

Bret Stephens is Bad for the Jews
By Pamela Geller

https://gellerreport.com/2017/11/bre...e-bannon.html/

Pam F'ing Geller! ROFL ROFL

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And many people who worked with him, particularly one or two who have talked to me, have told me he’s [Bret Stephens is] a very nasty guy. And here’s the headline: “Steve Bannon is Bad for Jews.” Now you can say a lot of things about Steve Bannon, but that’s not one of them. So what he [Bret Stephens] does, in a very evil and slick-like fashion, this Bret Stephens in this piece, is throw names around, throws titles around, cherry-picks history, in order to character assassinate.

Bannon is very pro-Israel. He’s pro-Jew. I haven’t talked to him in a long time, but I know this for a fact. But in addition, this Bret Stephens trashes an organization called the Zionist Organization of America, headed by a very decent man, Mort Klein. And he [Bret Stephens] trashes that organization for giving an award to Bannon.

Now this gutless wonder, this coward Bret Stephens would never write an article titled: “Barack Obama is Bad for Jews.” And the New York Times would never write an article like that, they would never let it fly. Barack Obama is Bad for Jews. No powerful man in the West, more specifically, in the United States, has been more vile and vicious towards the State of Israel and the Prime Minister of Israel than our former president Barack Obama. None. And Barack Obama’s deal with the Iranians has seriously put Israel – and by the way, the Arab gulf states too – in a situation where their very existence is threatened with potential nuclear war. And this clown, this buffoon, this Bret Stephens is focused on Bannon and the Zionist Organization of America.

The title should be “Barack Obama is Bad for the Jews.” Let me tell you what Barack Obama did and Bannon did not do. Barack Obama conducted espionage on the Prime Minister of Israel. Barack Obama conducted espionage on members of Congress who disagreed with him on the Iran deal. Barack Obama conducted espionage on Jewish organizations that disagreed with him on the Iran deal.

And Barack Obama lied about the Iran deal. They had secret side agreements. Barack Obama was part – more than part – was a leader in an effort to convey $150 billion to the number one terrorist state, Iran. Barack Obama conveyed $1.7 billion in foreign currency to the regime in Tehran, In exchange for hostages. He didn’t want it to be known, so a plane without numbers flew in the middle of the night, landed in the middle of the night, and foreign currency was used.

But this fool Bret Stephens, he doesn’t write an article entitled “Barack Obama is Bad for Jews.” He lies about Bannon. And he [Bret Stephens] lies about the Zionist Organization of America. Flat out lies, as he twists the facts, as he throws around labels. And it’s disgusting to me. Because there are real anti-Semites. And the truth is the vast majority of them are members of the Democrat party. The vast majority of them can be found at the DNC. Because in my view, the Deputy Chairman of the DNC, he could have written this, but he didn’t, with his associations with Farrakhan, his anti-Semitic statements: Keith Ellison. Keith X if you will. That he doesn’t write about.

Baron Samedi 05-17-2018 07:32 AM

Italy's Five Star, League Reach Agreement On Coalition Government, But Confusion Remains

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...licy-agreement

This is excellent news. If there is any hope for Italy's future, it lies with Five Star.

Baron Samedi 05-17-2018 10:50 AM

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As forecast, Avenatti obtained his information through an illegal, CRIMINAL LEAK by someone now identified as a &quot;law enforcement official.&quot; Given this source both knew about bank transactions and had access to a government database, this is highly likely either <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDNY?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDNY</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mueller?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mueller</a>. <a href="https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn">https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn</a></p>&mdash; Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/996885835227189248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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anderson 05-17-2018 12:12 PM

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The company controlled by the family of the White House adviser Jared Kushner is close to receiving a bailout of its financially troubled flagship building by a company with ties to the government of Qatar, according to executives briefed on the deal.
What a total coincidence and a great stroke of luck for Jared

anderson 05-17-2018 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2519922)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As forecast, Avenatti obtained his information through an illegal, CRIMINAL LEAK by someone now identified as a &quot;law enforcement official.&quot; Given this source both knew about bank transactions and had access to a government database, this is highly likely either <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDNY?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDNY</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mueller?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mueller</a>. <a href="https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn">https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn</a></p>&mdash; Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/996885835227189248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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This homeboy has taken some hints from the POTUS on how to RANDOMLY CAPITALIZE LETTERS for many many great impacts

Baron Samedi 05-18-2018 09:57 AM

Flashback Friday Edition;

Syrian troops shoot dead protesters in day of turmoil
Fri 22 Apr 2011

Barack Obama called on the Syrian government to stop using violence against demonstrators and accused Assad of seeking help from Iran.

"This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to an end now," Obama said.

"Instead of listening to their own people, President Assad is blaming outsiders while seeking Iranian assistance in repressing Syria's citizens through the same brutal tactics that have been used by his Iranian allies."

Foreign secretary William Hague condemned the "unacceptable killing of demonstrators" and called on Syrian security forces "to exercise restraint instead of repression". He said the authorities should respect the "people's right to peaceful protest".


https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...s-forces-shoot

Unacceptable killing of demonstrators! You tell 'em!

Syrian Forces Shoot at Protesters in Dara’a Siege
APRIL 29, 2011

“We cannot challenge the government,” said an opposition figure in Damascus who asked not to be identified. “They’re armed, and we’re unarmed. If they want to kill us, they can kill us. If they want to arrest us, they can arrest us. But no matter how much blood gets spilled and how violent it gets, this is our country, and we’re not giving it up.”
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Inside the town, residents said people were too afraid to go into the streets, or even to attend Friday Prayer. Instead, they shouted “God is great!” from within their homes, the chants growing louder as residents in building after building took up the cry.

As they did, residents said, soldiers fired into the air.

“We are living in complete isolation,” a resident said.

In the afternoon, residents said, hundreds tried to march to the town, either to break the siege or to bring food and medicine. As they approached, reportedly carrying olive branches and white sheets to signal their peacefulness, security forces opened fire.

“There was a lot of screaming,” Mr. Tarif said by telephone, citing the accounts of residents there. “It was a massacre. It was another bloody massacre.”

A resident, Abdullah al-Hariri, added, “The protesters were just trying to get here.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/w...t/30syria.html

Absolutely poetic stuff, isn't it? Kind of brings a tear to your eyes..


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We had to put a stop to this brutal slaughter of unarmed protesters! Assad is a Monster! Sicko...all those peaceful protesters murdered by the military. Sick bastard. He has to go....totally. :coffee:

PatsFanLisa 05-18-2018 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2519922)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As forecast, Avenatti obtained his information through an illegal, CRIMINAL LEAK by someone now identified as a &quot;law enforcement official.&quot; Given this source both knew about bank transactions and had access to a government database, this is highly likely either <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDNY?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDNY</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mueller?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mueller</a>. <a href="https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn">https://t.co/cuReeYc2qn</a></p>&mdash; Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) <a href="https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/996885835227189248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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So this person is actually called a whistleblower, who put himself at risk because he knew bad things were going on, like SCRUBBING financial SARs. Must have been some seriously high-level shit for it to get SCRUBBED.

Good for him.

Also, some amazing hypothesizing going on in that one tweet.

Baron Samedi 05-21-2018 10:42 AM

Supreme Court upholds agreements that prevent employee class-action suits

http://thehill.com/regulation/court-...e-class-action

My thoughts;

This ruling is an outstanding and correct ruling on behalf of the SCOTUS, because it does exactly what courts should do, interpret the law and rule on the law.

If the law is flawed, as I believe it is in this case, then rewriting or changing it is the jurisdiction of hte legislature.

I love this ruling because this is a textbook example of good jurisprudence.....clarifying law and resisting the tempation to legislate from the bench.

This is why you want good, solid Constitutional judges on the bench, who will not seek to create new laws and new legislation in the courtrooms.

Job well done, for correctly ruling based in law, as bad as the law is.

Darth Despot 05-22-2018 11:59 AM

http://reason.com/archives/2018/05/2...awn-to-sociali

Interesting take

Baron Samedi 05-22-2018 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Despot (Post 2520664)

WHOA!

You feeling all right, brother? First Mises...and now Reason?

Darth.....are you a closet libertarian? wuv

EDIT: Incidentally, young Americans are drawn to socialism because public schools teach history and civics as the history of government solving all the troubles of society, and that altruism means supporting a new government program.
American Public Education is the GPS on the Road to Serfdom.

Darth Despot 05-22-2018 12:06 PM

http://reason.com/blog/2018/05/22/am...ow-more-than-e

Another interesting re-framing.

Darth Despot 05-22-2018 12:09 PM

My history has always been libertarian leaning (note lower case "l").

I just live in the real world (so I can't be Libertarian) and can't vote for people who don't accept science if it contradicts belief (by whom I mean Republicans).

Darth Despot 05-22-2018 12:14 PM

The article probably overstates the benefits of Capitalism in ways Adam Smith himself would scoff at. Capitalism is efficient. Period, end of sentence and argument.

It is the best way to build an economy.

It is not fair, nor just.

Regulated capitalism, as practiced in the US from the 1930s through the 1980s was the system that created all the cool shit the author talks about.

I've always been a believer in regulated Capitalism. To many that makes me a Socialist, so I just roll with it.

Baron Samedi 05-22-2018 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Despot (Post 2520669)
I just live in the real world

There is no real world, there is only the world we create for ourselves.


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