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The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine
Is an Obsessive War Reenactor
Playing Now with Real Weapons

New Republic, by Oleg Kashin

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 7/24/2014 5:04:52 AM

The face now of the pro-Russian separtists in Eastern Ukraine is 43-year-old Igor Strelkov. The Russian media fell in love with Strelkov this April, when his armed group took control of the town of Slavyansk, escalating the conflict from a war of nerves into an actual full-fledged war. And Strelkov has become a fixture in the Western media too ever since pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysian Flight 17. Western journalists and commentators, from the New York Times to the State Department, glean facts from Strelkov’s page on the Russian social-media network “VKontakte.” That’s where the message about the downed Ukrainian

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I read elsewhere that this piece portrays the last victory of the Russian Whites over the Reds.

      


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The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine
Is an Obsessive War Reenactor
Playing Now with Real Weapons
New Republic, by Oleg Kashin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:04:52 AM     Post Reply
The face now of the pro-Russian separtists in Eastern Ukraine is 43-year-old Igor Strelkov. The Russian media fell in love with Strelkov this April, when his armed group took control of the town of Slavyansk, escalating the conflict from a war of nerves into an actual full-fledged war. And Strelkov has become a fixture in the Western media too ever since pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysian Flight 17. Western journalists and commentators, from the New York Times to the State Department, glean facts from Strelkov’s page on the Russian social-media network “VKontakte.” That’s where the message about the downed Ukrainian

   

 

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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:59:37 AM     Post Reply
Many of the Democrats who tell the world from the bumpers of their hybrids that they’re “Ready for Hillary 2016,” regard Hillary Clinton as something of a rock star. She does, too. The former secretary of state expects to get $275,000 for a speech to a school, a charity or even a capitalist enterprise with more money than it needs. Her fee sometimes exceeds that of the likes of Paris Hilton, the heiress who’s famous for being famous and who got a cool quarter of a million not long ago for thrilling the guests with her presence at an A-list

The Vindication of Barry Goldwater
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:55:55 AM     Post Reply
How did our national government grow from a servant with sharply limited powers into a master with virtually unlimited power? — Senator Barry Goldwater writing in The Conscience of a Conservative (1960) July, 1964. Fifty years ago this month. The Republican Party nominates Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for president. The resulting uproar was somewhere north of hysteria. And that was just from the GOP establishment of the day. Followed famously by a November landslide Goldwater “defeat” in which the Arizonan carried a mere five states in his race against Democratic President Lyndon Johnson. Goldwater was the first conservative Republican to

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don´t get about traditional Christians
The Week, by Kyle Cupp    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:47:11 AM     Post Reply
From Christian colleges challenging ObamaCare´s contraception mandate to the Catholic bishops protesting gay marriage, Christians are among the most unyielding opponents of sexual liberation. Progressives working towards greater public acceptance and support of LGBT rights would no doubt like to see Christians with traditionalist views abandon their old-fashioned doctrines on these matters. Or just go away. Neither will happen. These Christians are bound to their idea of human sexuality because it is fundamentally inseparable from their understanding of God. Put another way: if they´re wrong about sex and gender, then they´re wrong at a very basic level about God, the bible, and

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The Obama administration announced Tuesday in a court filing that it would change the way it imposes its contraception and abortifacient mandate on religious non-profits, such as Christian schools like Wheaton College and charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor. The administration claims it has already accommodated these non-profits, but religious leaders and scholars have argued the "accommodation" is nothing more than an accounting gimmick that still requires conscientious objectors to violate their religious and moral beliefs. The Supreme Court´s Hobby Lobby decision did not resolve whether or not the so-called accommodation was legal, and most observers expect that question to

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:29:14 AM     Post Reply
Guy mentioned the attacks in Sarcelles in his post about Hamas supporters intimidating Jews in Boston, but not until I read this did I grasp the full scope of it. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city’s Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of “Gas the Jews” and “Kill the Jews”, as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as “little Jerusalem”… Francois Pupponi, the mayor of Sarcelles, told BFMTV that the violent attacks were carried out by a “horde of savages.”… Eighteen people were

   

 

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Know About Chelsea Clinton
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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:24:00 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton is the best known public figure that everybody seems to know nothing about. This is set to change as Chelsea emerges into a much larger role at the helm of the Clinton political machine, according to Daniel Halper’s newly released book Clinton, Inc. Halper writes that Chelsea’s determination to fully join the Clinton family business has wildly changed the dynamic of ClintonWorld, and that this change may become an “Achilles’ heel” for Hillary in 2016. Here are five things you need to know about Chelsea from Halper’s new book: 1. Chelsea has been a wedge in ClintonWorld, breaking up long-lasting relationships

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Times of Israel, by David Horovitz    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:16:00 PM     Post Reply
Israel’s mood at the start of this war with Hamas was one of confident assurance. We wouldn’t be deterred by the rocket threat, and Hamas would be contained. That’s utterly changed. The rockets turned out to be the least of our concerns. And the national mood now is a mixture of anguish at the growing toll of IDF dead, anger at the feckless response of parts of the international community — notably the US — and confidence in the troops and (atypically) the political leadership. To lose the lives of 30 Israelis to terrorism is, appallingly, nothing new in a country

Paul Ryan, 2016?
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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM     Post Reply
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The Odds of a GOP
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National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:10:30 PM     Post Reply
When writing about politics, it´s all too frequent to use terminology that often obscures more than elucidates. That´s especially true when it comes to the word "wave"—shorthand for a landslide victory for the winning party. I´ve argued before that the likelihood of 2014 being a wave election has been rising, given the president´s consistently low approval ratings and the fact that Republicans are running evenly on the generic ballot (which usually translates into a clear GOP edge) and that the right-track/wrong-track numbers are near historic lows. All these big-picture signs are ominous for the party in power. But this week, The

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 10:39:44 AM     Post Reply
John Podesta, one of President Obama´s closest White House advisers, counts among his key financial supporters Hansjorg Wyss, a reclusive Swiss billionaire whose company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients. Justice Department attorneys negotiated a $23.8 million plea deal in 2011 with Synthes Inc., and Norian Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary, and sent four of its U.S. executives to prison. The money was paid to the federal government. Two of the victims died in a California hospital and the third perished in a Texas medical facility. One of the California victims was Ryoichi Kikuchi, 83,

   

 

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 8:23:23 AM     Post Reply
In 2012, Los Angeles native Max Steinberg traveled to Israel for the first time, on a 10-day trip sponsored by Birthright Israel. A few months later, he joined the Israel Defense Forces. On Sunday, he died fighting in Gaza, leaving behind his parents, who will now take their first trip to Israel to bury their 24-year-old son. There are many people to blame for Steinberg’s death. There is the Hamas fighter behind the weapon that actually killed him. There are the leaders, on both sides, who put him in Gaza, and the leaders behind all of the wars between Israel and



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