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21st Century Feminism
Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 5/17/2014 7:45:14 PM

One of the week’s big news stories was the firing of Jill Abramson as Executive Editor of the New York Times. Given how the Times is doing, her departure should be neither a shock nor much of a news story. Male executives in struggling companies, and sometimes in successful ones, are replaced all the time. Yet Abramson’s firing has provoked a firestorm of publicity, most of it over whether she was paid less than her male predecessor, and whether she was seen as “pushy.” The New Yorker reported that Abramson was paid less than Bill Keller, whom she succeeded, and

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Abramson is then compared, very unfavorably, to Ayan Hirsi Ali.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harper, 5/18/2014 2:02:15 AM     (No. 9852932)

Watching the NYT being hoist on it´s own Petard [Leftard?] is highly amusing.

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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/23/2014 8:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Every once in a while, a criminal case — consider the O.J. trial — reflects the immoral course of our current trajectory. Here is an ongoing local criminal case that pretty much sums up what is happening to our culture, laws, and society at large. Perla Ibeth Vazquez, 27, is now on trial in these parts. On Oct. 21, 2011 (a mere two-and-a-half-years ago?), she was drunk, drove, and killed, according to the Fresno Bee, one “Frank Winslow, 54, a family man and truck driver for Foster Farms who was only a few miles from home when he was killed

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Associated Press, by Rod McGuirk    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/23/2014 2:46:03 PM     Post Reply
CANBERRA, Australia- Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation´s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay. The opposition center-left Labor Party and minor Greens party used their Senate majority in March to block the bills that would remove the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.79) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by a Labor government in July 2012. The bills were defeated 33 votes to 29. But with new senators to take their seats on July 7 for the first time since Abbott´s conservative coalition government

ISIS Fighting a New Kind of War
Sunday Times (UK), by Toby Harnden    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/23/2014 11:19:57 AM     Post Reply
Sitting on the dusty ground in front of a group of men in balaclavas who are waving a black Islamist flag and chanting “There is no god but God”, the Iraqi officer, unshaven and dressed in a brown dishdasha, is resigned to his fate. As one of the fighters shouts out jihadist slogans, the crowd begins to bay for blood and the officer, hands tied behind his back, sways nervously. Finally, the executioner lifts a foot-long knife. (Snip) Later the video is posted on YouTube and jihadist websites. According to the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), the victim was an Iraqi army commander who had been captured and condemned after a sharia

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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/20/2014 8:52:38 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/17/2014 7:13:28 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/14/2014 8:52:24 PM     Post Reply
I have not been much involved with the debate over immigration, mainly because there are so many others who know so much more about the topic than I. But the most recent affair involving the massive influx of unaccompanied children into the United States put me in mind of a novel I read long ago, one that seems to have been forgotten but needs to be reread: The Camp of the Saints, by the French writer Jean Raspail. William F. Buckley Jr. praised the book in 2004, but as far as I know, the only person to reference this book

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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/14/2014 11:26:19 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/12/2014 12:24:09 PM     Post Reply
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