WHAT WE LOSE IF WE LOSE ISRAEL (CONT.)

What do we lose if we lose Israel? Here\’s a bit of insight, excerpted from Daniel Koren\’s article at shalomlife.com: We\’veseen a smorgasbord of breakthrough Israeli innovations over the pastfew years, as Startup Nation continues to rule the hightech industry,not to mention the science, health, and medicinal marijuanaindustries. Lastyear, wereported on the NaNose...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from the nothing-if-not-entertaining michael moore. As you may be aware, when American Sniper came out, and immediately became a huge hit – the kind which moore will never see in his lifetime – he went on twitter and denounced Chris Kyle, the film\’s real-life main character, as a “coward”.  Then, when people from both...

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THE UN\’S IDEA OF NEUTRALITY

What would you say about a supposedly neutral government inquiry being conducted into the actions of President Obama, if one of the participants were Mitt Romney\’s campaign manager?  You probably wouldn\’t be too impressed with that claim of neutrality, would you? With that in mind, please read the opening paragraphs of an article put out today by the...

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AMERICAN SNIPER (CONT.)

If American Sniper had done $31 million in its first weekend of general release, it would have been called a big hit. In fact, American Sniper did $31, million in its third weekend of general release, despite competing with Super Sunday. How good was this?  Well, the next two highest-grossing films of the weekend, Paddington and Project Almanac, both did about $8.5 million.  To...

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OIL

Oil prices are coming back….somewhat. Last week West Texas Intermediate (WTI) had dropped below $45 a barrel.  Right now it is over $49.  Let\’s see if this is little boomlet continues, or turns back into the bustlet it has been since the summer.

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THE MOST DISGUSTING DAY OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

6:00AM:  About 2″ of snow which fell during the night has has been turned into an equivalent amount of gooey slush by rain and temperature that rose in to the mid to high 30\’s. 12:00 Raw, still slightly raining, temperature dropping, near freezing 1:PM: Temperature about 30-31 degrees and sleeting. Now (2:10PM):  Temperature under 30 and dropping.  Slush turning to...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from someone who probably deserves more frequent recognition in this series:  Melissa Harris-Perry, a young (by my 68 year old standards) woman, with unfailingly left wing views on everything, who has a weekend show on (where else?) MSNBC. The Saturday before last, Ms. Perry did a segment involving an Alabama law which says that if a minor becomes...

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THE BERGDAHL BLOCKADE

Common sense tells me that the issue of whether to charge bowe bergdahl with desertion should have, and could have, been resolved almost immediately.  On June 30, 2009, bowe bergdahl went missing from his post.  Where did he go?  In 2010 the Pentagon conducted its own investigation and determined that he deserted. When added to the fact that, one after another, the soldiers...

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WARMEST YEAR? OR A PILE OF (COW) MANURE?

Was 2014 the warmest year in history? If you believe the global warming/climate change believers, it was (NOTE:  the correct term varies, depending on temperature – if it\’s warm, the huge scientific grants are to study global warming; if it\’s cold, the huge scientific grants are to study climate change). But was it? Excerpted from syndicated columnist Jeff...

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THE BIGGEST LOSER…..FOR REAL

If you think The Biggest Loser is only a reference to weight loss…consider the case of Joel Ifergen.   Seven years ago, Mr. Ifergen bought the winning ticket in the Canadian lottery – worth about $27 Canadian, or $21 million American dollars.  Or so he thought. Except….. The lottery machine expelled the winning ticket 7 seconds after the drawing had...

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NETANYAHU\’S INVITATION: A NEW YORK TIMES “CORRECTION”

Here are the first two paragraphs of a 20-paragraph article in the New York Times, about Benjamin Netanyahu circumventing the Obama administration and accepting John Boehner\’s invitation to speak before congress when he comes to the United States in March: PrimeMinister BenjaminNetanyahu of Israel has been reaching out to leading Capitol HillDemocrats to try to ease criticism over his...

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AMERICAN SNIPER UPDATE

FYI:  Going into this weekend (thus two weeks into general release), American Sniper has grossed $227 million domestically, and a remarkable $47 million internationally, for a total of $274,000,000. Moreover, it is still in thousands of theaters, and probably will be among the highest-grossing films again this weekend – maybe the single highest. Take a good look, Hollywood –...

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OBAMA SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL: FALSE HOPES

The invaluable drudgereport.com web site currently has a link to Adam Goldman\’s and Ellen Nakashima\’s article for the Washington Post, headlined “CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing”. For a fleeting moment, I thought “This couldn\’t have happened without a presidential OK.  So maybe President Obama recognizes that Israel must...

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