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History Will Change, As Israel’s
Withdrawal From Gaza Emerges
in a New Light
New York Sun, by Michael Freund    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/22/2012 8:00:14 AM     Post Reply
Amid the extensive coverage of the latest flareup in Gaza, there is one critical issue that has been all but ignored by most of the mainstream press. For all the talk over the past few days regarding whether the IDF should return to Gaza, no one seems to be asking the most obvious of questions: Why did Israel leave in the first place? This is more than just a matter of historical curiosity. It goes to the heart of the dilemma currently confronting Israel’s decision makers: is it better to have a physical military presence in Gaza or not?

Belgium boots out
unemployed migrants
Daily Express (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/22/2012 7:15:58 AM     Post Reply
Jobless foreigners are being forcibly ejected from Belgium following a public outcry at a massive surge in immigration, it was revealed yesterday. Belgian authorities have introduced a law allowing the withdrawal of residency rights from any newcomers remaining unemployed for six months after arriving in the country. The crackdown is being seen as a huge turnaround for the country that is home to many EU institutions and was previously seen as one of the most welcoming nations in Europe for migrants. Euro MP Derek Clark, the Ukip employment spokesman, said: “Amazingly the Belgians seem to have a better idea as

A most uneasy truce
Daily Mail [UK], by Melanie Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/22/2012 7:05:11 AM     Post Reply
So here we go again. At 9 pm on Wednesday evening Israel time, a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian terror groups of Gaza came into effect. At 9.34, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded outside the southern Israel town of Shaar Hanegev, causing no injuries. By 10.01, 12 rockets had been fired into Israel. The Times of Israel reports: ‘Military sources indicate that they would not be surprised if rogue terror cells test the ceasefire in its early phases.’ Well of course. I mean, it’s a bit unreasonable, isn’t it, to expect ‘rogue terror cells’ to honour a cease-fire



Argentine court convicts
UNC-CH physics professor
of drug smuggling
News Observer [Raleigh,NC], by Jay Price    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 11/22/2012 6:40:05 AM     Post Reply
The 68-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court. Paul Frampton, the Oxford-educated Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, told investigators he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model. He was sentenced to four years and eight months of confinement Monday afternoon after three days of hearings.

Flu jabs are a ´waste of taxpayer´s
money´, claim scientists who say
the benefits have been over-hyped
Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Borland    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/22/2012 6:24:51 AM     Post Reply
The benefits of the annual flu jab have been ‘over-hyped’, scientists claim. They say the vaccine is far less effective than is widely believed, with some studies showing it protects less than two-thirds of the population. The US researchers say ministers in Britain as well as America are ‘wasting taxpayers’ money’ on the jab.[Snip]They say that although Government officials claim it protects between 70 and 90 percent of the population, this is actually not the case. In fact, they say, it protects just 59 percent of adults aged 18 to 65, but is far less effective in the elderly.

The Lost Art Of Counting Blessings
Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/22/2012 5:52:52 AM     Post Reply
Before Hurricane Sandy blasted the Northeast, I had long believed that America was "veddy, veddy good" to us. Even though our area was one of the hardest hit, my belief never changed but many here in Staten Island who´d lost everything would not share that viewpoint. America has enjoyed one of the highest standards of living and most have avoided serious deprivation nevertheless our government lists more and more as living below the poverty level. But the only Americans who have really suffered true physical hardship and deprivation as bad as those suffered in the Great Depression are our military.

Conservatives using
Alinsky´s Rule Number 5
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 11/22/2012 5:42:45 AM     Post Reply
Two of the most interesting stars in the world of conservative broadcasting, each a master of ridicule, have newly published books timed for the for the Christmas season. Michael Savage and Greg Gutfeld are both masters of ridicule, a tool extensively deployed by the left but too little by the right, especially its more respectable regions. The left, after all, was instructed by Saul Alinsky in Rule Number 5: Ridicule is man´s most potent weapon. It´s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."



Romney was not the problem
The Daily Caller, by Ann Coulter     Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 11/22/2012 1:33:28 AM     Post Reply
Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said:

What the cease-fire means
to Israel and Hamas
Fox News, by Jennifer Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/22/2012 12:21:05 AM     Post Reply
The White House was quick to credit President Obama for brokering the cease-fire deal between Israel, Egypt and in turn, Hamas. In the official statement released by the White House Wednesday, it said "The President commended the Prime Minister [of Israel] for agreeing to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal -- which the President recommended the Prime Minister do." (Snip) In fact, Hamas spokesmen had leaked to the press that the cease-fire would begin at 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday, but that was before Clinton had landed in Jerusalem. It would take another 24 hours for the deal to be finalized.

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation
Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million
ABC News, by Chris Good    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 10:37:58 PM     Post Reply
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board. Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation today to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Jackson has been absent from the Capitol for months while undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic. In addition, his use of campaign funds is being investigated by federal authorities. Looking at two special House elections held in Illinois in recent years — those to replace GOP House speaker Denny Hastert and Democratic congressman Rahm Emanuel

CDC: Abortions fall 5%,
largest drop in a decade
Los Angeles Times, by Michael Muskal    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 10:32:45 PM     Post Reply
The rate of abortions in the United States fell by 5%, the largest single-year decrease in a decade, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The decline is outlined in the annual abortion surveillance data for the year 2009, the latest available. It was published on Wednesday in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.About 18% of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, the CDC noted. Factors from the availability of abortion providers, state laws, the general economy and access to health services including contraception, can all influence the abortion rate,



Republicans attack Rice, not race
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 11/21/2012 10:30:14 PM     Post Reply
Republicans shot down Democratic charges that ongoing criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice is couched in racism or sexism, and pressed President Obama for more answers on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as partisan battle lines hardened Wednesday over the incident and its aftermath. Some Democrats have hinted that the intense criticism of Mrs. Rice has to do with her race and her gender, but Sen. Lindsey Graham dismissed that argument. “The only color I’m worried about when it comes to Benghazi is red — blood red — the death of four Americans,”

Twelve rockets hit
Israel after truce: police
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 10:25:50 PM     Post Reply
Twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel on Wednesday in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement ending hostilities in the week-long Gaza conflict, a police spokesman told AFP. The Israeli spokesman added that the attacks caused no injuries or damage, with the rockets mostly landing in open fields in the south of the Jewish state. A ceasefire agreement announced in Cairo on Wednesday went into effect at 1900 GMT, requiring both sides to halt fire immediately and for Israel to start opening Gaza´s crossings if the truce holds for 24 hours.

Atheists cry foul over ‘A
Charlie Brown Christmas’
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 10:20:50 PM     Post Reply
Charlie Brown’s Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. — at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story. The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas’ KARK. A parent who had a problem with the play’s content notified the local atheist group of the field trip. (Snip) “The problem is that it’s got religious content

Judge Rules United Not
Liable for 9/11 Collapse
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 10:17:46 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that United Airlines was not responsible for the collapse of a third World Trade Center building on Sept. 11, 2001. The plaintiff in the case, Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center property, claimed that the collapse of 7 World Trade Center stemmed from airport security lapses that allowed hijackers to crash an American Airlines plane into the complex. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein granted a request by United and its parent, United Continental Holdings, to dismiss Mr. Silverstein’s claims. Tower 7 collapsed several hours after being pierced by



Dozen arrested at Thanksgiving
SEIU Los Angeles airport protest
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Christopher Bedford    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 10:17:17 PM     Post Reply
Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protested at entrances to the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday — the biggest travel day of the year — delaying people trying to spend time with their families and leading to a dozen arrests. Union members blocked a busy intersection after their permit had expired, The Los Angeles Times reported, leading to their arrests. “At least two of those arrested are City Council candidates,” the Times added in a separate report, listing Ana Grande and Ana Cubas of the 13th and 9th districts, respectively. The union is protesting

Israel Vs. Hamas Is
Civilization Vs. Savagery
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 11/21/2012 9:34:26 PM     Post Reply
Mideast: Celebration within Gaza after the bombing of a bus filled with innocent Israeli civilians is an object lesson on the so-called Palestine question. Those who would celebrate such a cowardly act are savages. No one can imagine Washington´s troops firing shots to celebrate a supporter of American independence trying to kill a group of Royalist civilians. During the Cold War, U.S. support for Lech Walesa´s Solidarity would have dried up if he handed out candy after a Polish nationalist targeted, say, innocent Muscovites going to work. We may live in a complex world, but evil is identifiable even

With Obama Win, Big
Labor Feels Its Oats
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/21/2012 9:31:08 PM     Post Reply
Big Labor: Is the United States becoming another France, with daily strikes not a bug but a feature? Sure looks like it, with a surge of union actions in the wake of Obama´s re-election. Guess who pays? On Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, 1,000 Service Employees International Union airport workers opted to strike at Los Angeles International Airport, forcing two-hour delays. In Portland, Ore., another 1,000 port guards belonging to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down the Port of Portland, driving time-sensitive Christmas season cargo to other ports.

U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped
Thwart Bin Laden Capture
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/21/2012 9:24:55 PM     Post Reply
Terrorism: Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, helped block attempts by Sudan to turn over the world´s most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture. (Snip) As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan´s offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities."

Obama Mocks Romney In
Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon,
Won´t Comment On Gaza Ceasefire
BuzzFeed, by Zeke Miller    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/21/2012 9:19:01 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Fresh off a four-day trip to Asia, President Barack Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Wednesday, taking a shot at his former Republican opponent and cracking jokes about his reelection. "They say that life is all about second chances and this November I can´t agree more," Obama said. "So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give," Obama joked in apparent reference to Mitt Romney´s claim after the election that Obama won by giving "gifts" to minority groups, Obama said he was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, named Cobbler, and his stand-in, Gobbler.


Mammograms leading to
unnecessary treatment, study finds
Washington Post, by N.C. Aizenman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 9:06:38 PM     Post Reply
The routine use of mammograms has led to more than 1 million women being unnecessarily treated for breast cancer over the past three decades, according to the latest scientific report to cast skepticism on the effectiveness of the test. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that nearly one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer would never have developed the full-blown disease if left untreated. Nevertheless, in such cases patients typically undergo invasive procedures such as surgery, radiation therapy,

Rice says Benghazi comments
based on preliminary intelligence
Reuters, by Michelle Nichols    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 11/21/2012 8:56:43 PM     Post Reply
United Nations - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, broke her silence on Wednesday and defended her remarks on a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to the North African nation. (Snip) "I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community," said Rice, who is seen as a possible nominee to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I made clear that the information provided to me was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers," Rice told reporters

Voting For Obama Keeps
Families Away From Each
Other For Thanksgiving
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/21/2012 8:49:29 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. “The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground,” says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass. Like many extended families across the country, Marshall’s includes Democrats and Republicans, conservatives, liberals and independents. And so, like many families that count both red and blue voters in their

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