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Responses to the decline in world oil prices have been mystifying — flummoxing, in fact. The secretary general of OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), Abdullah Al-Badri, said last week that speculation was to blame for the decline by 15% since the last increase in production. He ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 10:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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Listen, here, to their Mutability Canto. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 9:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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And if you were a woman, and not brainwashed by Islam, which side would you want to prevail? Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Not being able to find anyone -- or a whole group of opponents, who often appear together for a televised gang-up -- capable of convincingly refuting the propos of Eric Zemmour, the Grande Armee de la Pensee Unique has decided to simply remove Eric Zemmour from the lesser screen, and to hope that somehow ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 8:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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In Oliver Twist, published in 1838, Charles Dickens has one of his characters, Mr. Bumble, declare, “If the law supposes that, the law is an ass, an idiot.”  One hundred and seventy-six years later Mr. Bumble would have used the same words in referring to a decision of the General Court (GC) of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 8:29 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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The 19-year-old girl whom 80-year-old Mohammad Rafiq apparently managed to control or enslave, the English cretins who for 50 pounds did his bidding and threw acid in the girl's face, the girl's half-sister who led the police astray -- an unedifying picture of the underclass in England today. Her ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 5:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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I'm shocked, shocked! From the Times of Israel: Less than two percent of the $5.4 billion of aid pledged by international donors to help rebuild Gaza following Operation Protective Edge has been transferred, and none of the Arab states have come through yet on their promised share, according to Palestinian ...Read More...
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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  Perry Chiaramonte writes in Fox News: The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports. Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from ...Read More...
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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Ali Salem, in The Wall Street Journal, here. The comments on the piece are also worth reading. ...Read More...
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Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 8:43 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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For thirty years during Hanukkah a large Hanukkah lamp-stand has been set up in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia, and ceremonially lit amidst much celebratory partying. This year, the ceremony and partying were cancelled because of the actions of a Muslim who - obeying the Quranic injunction to "terrorise ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 7:36 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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The nonsense about France as a nation whose immigrants have been a source of strength, a bit of national luck for which the French should be grateful, the wonderful integration of Muslims into France -- all this is too absurd for Rioufol to bother to refute. He simply repeats the nonsense Hollande has ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 5:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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The levitation merchants in Trafalgar Square outside the National Gallery are usually Yoda, the Grim Reaper or Gandalf the Grey. But in honour of the season Santa Claus (he doesn't look dignified enough to be a Father Christmas) has looked in.  It takes all sorts. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 2:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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by Geoffrey Clarfield (December 2014) This year the Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts from December 16 until the 24. It will be celebrated for a full eight days with one candle lit each night until all eight shine on the eighth day. Jews in the US, Israel (where it is a national holiday) and around ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:51 PM by NER
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the BBC Two Muslim charities have lost their grants after the government claimed they had links with Islamist extremism. A spokesman for Birmingham-based Islamic Help, said it was "surprised, dismayed and angered" by the action. The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF), said the decision was based ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 6:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the Telegraph Taliban militants who stormed a Pakistan high school killing more than 130 students followed instructions from a commander, according to transcripts given to local newspapers by the authorities. “We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the Telegraph, and the London Evening Standard  British girls as young as 14 are being helped to join Islamic State fighters in Syria as jihadi brides in increasing numbers by London-based “facilitators”, the Standard had learnt. Teenagers are being helped with applying for passports, given ...Read More...
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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With details from Sahih Bukhari, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 9:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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When I did an Advent calendar in 2008 I included a passage from The Dean’s Watch by Elizabeth Goudge. The book tells the story of the friendship that grows up between Adam Ayscough, the Dean of the Cathedral City, and Isaac Peabody the clockmaker. The book, which is set in the 1870s in a Cathedral City ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 4:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Husain Haqqani, married to one of the Ispahani girls (I'm not sure if it's the one who was briefly married to Leon Wieseltier, or one of her sisters), is a former Pakistani ambassador to the United States.  He knows, and has written about, how meretricious the Pakistani rulers, generals and zamindars ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 2:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Almost the only G-20 government that is behaving sensibly is that of Saudi Arabia. As the sun sets with agonizing dilatoriness on the Obama administration, there is no sign of a resurrection of fiscal sanity, of any concern to reform “Affordable Care,” or even of a desire to palliate the shambles of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 2:20 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Schuyler Moore writes in Forbes: Sony takes a bold move and exercises its First Amendment rights – rights that don’t exist in most of the world – to make a comedy about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. In return, it suffers an outright attack from North Korea – no different than if North ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 11:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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