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Minority Report
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/9/2014 7:36:33 PM

Most public facts fall into the “maybe” category. Let’s review the maybes in three categories of recent headlines. 1. the conflict with Russia; 2. the situation in Iraq; 3. the transmissability of Ebola. The conventional wisdom is that ‘Putin is on the run’ and ‘Edward Snowden was a patriotic whistleblower’. Ed Epstein has recorded a YouTube video that might make you rethink the proposition that Snowden acted with good intentions. Epstein argues that the vast majority of documents Snowden stole pertained to US penetrations of Chinese and Russian systems. Only a very small portion of his take bore upon NSA

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tried his best to hang onto power--and may even have encouraged the Sunni ISIS barbarians to invade--but he´ll be soon gone, even if he has to be killed by fellow Iraqis. So I´m somewhat more sanguine than Wretchard. The process will be slow and bloody, but ISIS will be repelled. If Sen. Lieawatha is encouraging Obama to negotiate with ISIS, I´m not surprised. If such a thing were possible, she´s even worse than President Smidgen.

      


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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/9/2014 7:36:33 PM     Post Reply
Most public facts fall into the “maybe” category. Let’s review the maybes in three categories of recent headlines. 1. the conflict with Russia; 2. the situation in Iraq; 3. the transmissability of Ebola. The conventional wisdom is that ‘Putin is on the run’ and ‘Edward Snowden was a patriotic whistleblower’. Ed Epstein has recorded a YouTube video that might make you rethink the proposition that Snowden acted with good intentions. Epstein argues that the vast majority of documents Snowden stole pertained to US penetrations of Chinese and Russian systems. Only a very small portion of his take bore upon NSA

   

 

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Shakespeare as a Life Coach
Wall Street Journal, by Perri Klass    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/9/2014 3:29:18 PM     Post Reply
I saw "King Lear" in late July, an outdoor production in New York´s Central Park, and I thought about my mother—though it´s a play in which no one is a mother or even has a mother. For me, right now, "King Lear" is not—not yet—primarily a play about growing old and losing your powers, mental and physical, and your worldly authority. For me, in this stage of my life, it´s a play about taking care—or failing to take proper care—of an aging parent, about watching that aging parent lose the pieces of himself, and about the ways that grown-up and even middle-aged siblings replay their rivalries and relationships as they watch their

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Tampa Tribune, by Walt Belcher    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/9/2014 10:05:01 AM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Massive hammerhead sharks have been spotted and caught in the Gulf waters between Naples and Tampa Bay for over a century, but one ornery, impossible-to-catch creature has become a legend. Fish tales have been passed down for decades about an elusive, 25-foot-long great hammerhead that is bigger than a pickup truck and covered with battle scars from encounters with boat bottoms, propellers, harpoons, countless fish hooks and even a machete. Nicknamed “Old Hitler,” this hammerhead would be more than 70 years old if all the stories were true and all were about the same shark. “He is Florida’s

Viral
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/8/2014 8:40:46 PM     Post Reply
The man who brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria probably knew he was infected. (Snip) The received Western wisdom is that an Ebola epidemic is best controlled by quarantine and contact monitoring. You know, with isolation wards and databases and non-available disposable protective clothing in 110 degree heat. In a word, through a program of action which Africa is singularly unable to carry out. African officialdom lives by lies, faking documents and jumping the queue. Like some American political parties, that is how they handle crisis. That’s how they’ll handle this one.

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PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/8/2014 12:26:25 PM     Post Reply
In an interview with the New Yorker’s David Remnick in January, President Obama dismissed ISIS as the “jayvee”: "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant." Yesterday, with much of Iraq now in the jayvee’s hands, Obama finally recognized it as enough of a threat to warrant the authorization of U.S. military action. Sort of: "To stop the advance on Irbil, I directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move towards the city." What is

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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/7/2014 10:53:02 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has reached what one might call the ‘Pol Pot Aftermath’ of its Middle Eastern policy. Michael Totten notes that ISIS is massacring the Yezhidis, people who practice “the original religion of the Kurds. ” What is worse, according to the New Yorker magazine, this massacre is genocide. George Packer describes the travails of his friend Karim, who “spent years working for the U.S. Army in his area, then for an American medical charity. He’s been waiting for months to find out whether the U.S. government will grant him a Special Immigrant Visa because of his service, and

   

 

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Pot sticking from car window
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Posted By: Hazymac- 8/7/2014 2:47:21 PM     Post Reply
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The First Horseman
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/7/2014 9:22:55 AM     Post Reply
News that 8 persons in Lagos, a city of 20 million people, were infected by the dying Patrick Sawyer with Ebola and one — a nurse — had died sent a shudder of fear through Nigeria. Close on its heels reports that a businessman had died with Ebola-like symptoms in Saudi Arabia following a trip from a West African trip have prompted assurances from authorities that steps have been taken to keep the Haj from becoming a distributor of the disease to Muslim world. Ebola is proving the proposition that when dealing with nature, if you lie you die. Nowhere

Terror And The Sword of Justice
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/4/2014 9:50:39 PM     Post Reply
The after dinner entertainment at one Shi’ite leader’s home, according to Jacob Siegel of the Daily Beast, consisted a torture video taken by one of the new members of his militia, the so-called “Peace Brigades”. (Snip) During Operation Iraqi Freedom the coalition forces would routinely come across “slaughterhouses” and torture chambers. Terrorism doesn’t win by defeating armies. It triumphs primarily by controlling populations through fear and coercion. It’s a cheap method of control. The Chinese have a saying: “strike the mountain to shock the tiger” and “kill the chicken to scare the monkey.” Both sayings can be summarized as follows:

The Last Days of Nixon--
and the American Republic
PowerLine, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/3/2014 8:14:23 PM     Post Reply
We’re coming up shortly on the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation, which coincides with the publication of Rick Perlstein’s new doorstop, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, about which more—much more—in due course. (Snip) You can read my entire chapter about this, or you can take in this 22-minute segment of The American Mind with Professor John Marini of the University of Nevada at Reno, which nails it. Nixon had a serious plan in his second term to tame Congress and the bureaucracy. So he had to be stopped by any means necessary.

One dead, 20 hospitalized in apparent
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Los Angeles Times, by James Queally    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/3/2014 11:08:49 AM     Post Reply
A 20-year-old North Carolina man died and 20 others were hospitalized after a rash of apparent drug overdoses at an electronic music concert in Maryland on Friday night, police said. Tyler Fox Viscardi, of Raleigh was rushed from the Mad Decent Block Party at Meriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia around 9 p.m., according to a statement released by the Howard County Police Department. He was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital a short time later, police said. A 17-year-old from Virginia remained in critical condition at the same hospital on Saturday, according to the release. Police do not believe

   

 



 
Garcia shoots 27 on back nine,
takes lead at Bridgestone
CBS Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/1/2014 9:58:47 PM     Post Reply
AKRON, Ohio -- Sergio Garcia doesn´t know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career. Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead into the weekend. He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer from the fringe at No. 11. Garcia shot 27 on the back nine, a course record. "Just one of those moments that



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