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Christmas in July
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/26/2014 6:36:19 PM

Here is a selection of this mornings news. John Kerry brokers Afghan election deal but leaves behind confusion. Afghan elections: Audit of disputed run-off halted. U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes. Only ‘temporary’ says State. Egyptians Search Kerry Before Allowing Him to Meet Sisi. Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources. Hamas fires rockets toward Israel after terror group rejects truce proposal. A bad deal with Iran. Missed deadline on Iran nuclear talks sparks a blame game. Jihadists in Iraq Erase Cultural Heritage. “Raw footage shows the Shrine of Yunus (Tomb of Jonah) mosque in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 7/26/2014 9:05:13 PM     (No. 9941553)

My daughter is freshly back from a tour in Afghanistan. We had Christmas in July today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Shells, 7/26/2014 10:19:46 PM     (No. 9941600)

Please thank, and hug your daughter for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tianne, 7/27/2014 2:12:27 AM     (No. 9941662)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/27/2014 4:24:22 AM     (No. 9941675)

It turns out the State Department weenies in Libya were more important than the U.S. citizen cannon fodder left to fend for themselves in Benghazi.

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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/13/2014 7:41:15 PM     Post Reply
There is an unfortunate tendency to regard organizations like ISIS, Hamas or Hezbollah as a rag-tag agglomeration of mindless fanatics. (Snip) Churchill is full of admiration for the Islamic warrior, but he is brimming with contempt for its productive flank. The neglected, boring area of workaday life is the secret sword of the West. Ronald Reagan’s America beat the Sovs by outflanking them. Even though the Cold War was militarily stalemated in the late 1980s the Soviet productive front was wide open and the West rampaged through it. It was not obvious at first to people who counted only divisions,

The Prince and the Vizier
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/13/2014 10:01:17 AM     Post Reply
The story goes that there was once a young Prince who, being inexperienced, was taken to the cleaners during a negotiation with his wily Vizier. (Snip) That progression turned out to be more than all the wheat in the Islamic world. It was certainly more than the Prince had in his kingdom. The Wheat and Chessboard problem is an object example of the dangers of underestimating the power of exponents. That property was invoked by Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg who warned Deutsche Welle that Liberia and Sierra Leone are now lost to

   

 

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Here have a drink
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/11/2014 7:03:23 PM     Post Reply
The punditry struggled to find something enlightening to say about president Obama’s strategy to degrade … defeat … inconvenience … manage ISIS — whatever you want to call it — because there was almost nothing to hold on to. (Snip) As I also predicted, Russia is already busy muddying the waters. “Russia blasts Obama for planned ‘act of aggression’ against ISIS as Iran and Syria warn he could trigger ‘first sparks of fire’ in the Middle East.” Russia, Syria and Iran are forming a coalition against Obama’s coalition. The phrase “first sparks of fire” are doubtless intended by the Russians

Rescuing the 21st Century
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/11/2014 7:50:37 AM     Post Reply
New Year’s Eve before January 1, 2000 was so long ago that it is hard to remember that it was the future. (Snip) NASA, which had once landed on the moon in 1969, had been relegated to boosting the self-esteem of the Muslim world. But the biggest difference for people who lived in what used to be called the First World is that the future now meant desirable poverty. This feature is called sustainability. Horizons were now meant to shrink. The small gulp softdrink or the Michelle Obama school lunch were now signs of conspicuous nonconsumption. Gone were the days

World Views
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/9/2014 10:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Richard Epstein at the Hoover Institution has an interesting article on president Obama’s apparent reluctance to use certain kinds of force to defeat ISIS. (Snip) But too much of a focus on the president’s world view risks perpetuating the false problem between the doves and the hawks and emphasizing the bogus choice between those who are temperamentally inclined to peace and those who thirst for war. These characterizations are beside the point. In reality all good security decisions — even those that use war or violence as much as those which do not to attain their aims are ultimately violence

The Last King of Scotland
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/8/2014 8:34:33 PM     Post Reply
The resurgence of interest in the subject of Ebola can be summarized in one sentence: “nearly half of the cumulative case burden of Ebola in the three countries has occurred in just the last 21 days”. (Snip) The real ‘Who’ of course is Captain America. Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we’ve lived in the most religious of eras. One reason why the superhero movie trend is enjoying a boom is because our modern world, which has grown too sophisticated to believe in Christianity, really believes in the Marvel

Predicting the President’s Big Speech
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/7/2014 10:21:39 PM     Post Reply
In a few days president Obama will unveil his strategy to destroy ISIS to a waiting public. (Snip) However the basic outlines of the strategy itself have emerged from information already available to the press. A Los Angeles Times story suggests that Obama will rely on proxies to fight ISIS at three levels: on the ground, within the region and in the West. Kerry invokes comparisons to the Sunni Awakening, seeking to recall the days when al-Qaeda in Iraq was beaten by George Bush. Obama plans to organize the Sunni Arabs to fight ISIS.

   

 

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Down Boy, I Said Down Boy
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/6/2014 6:17:47 PM     Post Reply
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The Reciprocal
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/5/2014 9:45:46 PM     Post Reply
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Writing on the Wall
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/3/2014 11:36:10 PM     Post Reply
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Bradenton Herald [FL], by Richard Dymond    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/3/2014 11:13:56 AM     Post Reply
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John Morgan´s profanity-laced medical
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Ledger [Lakeland, FL], by Gary White    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 9/3/2014 10:12:48 AM     Post Reply
LAKELAND | John Morgan, the leader of a campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, made his case to an audience Thursday during a forum at Lakeland´s Harrison School of the Arts. A few hours later, Morgan stood on a stage at a much different venue — the Boots N Buckles Saloon in North Lakeland — and used considerably saltier language in seeking votes for Amendment 2. At least one patron at the nightclub captured Morgan´s monologue on a phone and posted two video clips on Facebook. The clips show Morgan still garbed in the dark suit

   

 

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