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Once upon a time, there was a first model, and that model became popular and was advanced and remade. But every popular invention had its humble beginnings somewhere, this is the story of those first time models, before these became so commonplace and popular.
Putin made an unveiled, direct threat focused to cause President Obama to stop and consider if he really desires to enter a financial war with Russia when he threatened to end his nation’s practice of utilizing the Dollar as their reserve currency. In many ways such a threat is an empty one holding little credence as very few nations would accept the Russian Ruble in payment for resources or other transactions between nations and would still demand that Putin pay them in Dollars or at least Euros. But that is this very moment and the future does not promise that the dollar will continue to be the reserve currency of the world. That begs the question of what will become the world’s reserve currency and what will such a change do to the power and credibility of the United States?
There have been many in the recent few years who…
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Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked. President Obama tried to “fix” the mess he created. But as usual, the federal government’s solutions have made things even worse.
Confusion and chaos reign not just in our household, but across the country.
As I reported last fall, our letter from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado informed us that we could no longer keep our high-deductible PPO plan with a wide doctor network because of “changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA).” The Obamacare engineers determined that the affordable plan we liked was “substandard,” forcing us to enter the Obamacare health insurance exchange, purchase a severely limited HMO plan or seek…
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Israeli children in a Sderot bomb-proof bunker, 2009 (Credit: Noam Bedein)
Yesterday, at 16:27 Israeli time, the Guardian published an essay by Margot Ellis, deputy commissioner-general for UNRWA, about what she claims is the growing humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and Gaza. Her piece, ‘Aid money follows the cameras, which is why Palestine is suffering so badly‘, March 12, is quintessential Guardian in that it places the blame for Palestinian suffering on Israel, and literally doesn’t say a word in an over 800 word piece about the responsibility of Hamas or the Palestinian Authority.
But, not only does Ellis characteristically portray Palestinians as passive victims, but actually makes the claim – in a paper, remember, which providesobsessive coverage of Israel and the Palestinian territories – that there isn’t enough media attention paid to their plight, and, perhaps even more risibly given their share…
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That link leads to a somewhat confused report going under the title “Israeli planes hit Gaza in response to rocket strikes“.
Among the introductory paragraphs to the original version of the report readers found the following statement:
“Militants fired more than 30 rockets into southern Israel, officials say.”
Later on in the report, a different number was presented.
“An Israeli army statement late on Wednesday said that the remains of 60 rockets had so far been found.”
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Indeed, banish the thought that Guardian journalists may be taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict!
In fact, some Guardian journalists have taken the politically correct terminology to a whole other level. Last year, Harriet Sherwoodinitially referred to the 104 pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners who are to be released by Israel as a good will gesture to the PA as “political…
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Boris Johnson has suggested that the radicalisation of Muslim children should be treated as child abuse and children subjected to such an environment should be taken into care.
“At present, there is a reluctance by the social services to intervene, even when they and the police have clear evidence of what is going on, because it is not clear that the “safeguarding law” would support such action. A child may be taken into care if he or she is being exposed to pornography, or is being abused – but not if the child is being habituated to this utterly bleak and nihilistic view of the world that could lead them to become murderers. I have been told of at least one case where the younger siblings of a convicted terrorist are well on the road to radicalisation – and it is simply not clear that the law would…
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