The Iconoclast

Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Leviathan gas development platform offshore Israel Source: Globes Israel Business Yesterday, Al Arabiya in an article, cited Egyptian Oil Minister‘s comments in the midst of the country’s worst energy crisis, suggesting that “Egypt is open to importing gas from Israel … another sign that it may ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 10:56 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Posted on 01/15/2015 10:35 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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But why not? Why shoudn't others see how Max Mosley likes to have fun? What harm could there be in that? Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 10:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Five less people to worry about. Had they remained in Canada, or had they returned to Canada, they would have had to have been placed under round-the-clock surveillance. Such surveillance requires at least ten men for each person being watched. The expense is gigantic. There is no reason to think ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 9:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Here.. The Pope, with his ready smile, his obvious modesty, his refusal of every sort of pomp and his dislike of exalted  solitude (he has chosen to live not in the grand Papal apartments, but in a room right next to other members of the clergy), his famous denunciation of vanity, greed, and corruption ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 8:46 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Apparently with more than a half-million men under arms, outfitted with tens of billions of dollars in American equipment, the Iraqi Arabs -- the Kurds are fighting and not complaining -- can't do much more than they are doing, taking a tiny town back from the Islamic State here and there, then being ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 7:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Shameful, un-Jesusonian remarks from Peter's successor. NBC: MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis suggested there are limits to freedom of expression, saying in response to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack that "one cannot make fun of faith" and that anyone who throws insults can expect a "punch." The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 7:18 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Brussels (AFP) - French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly bought most of the weapons used in last week's Paris attacks in Belgium, Belgian newspapers reported Wednesday.The Kalashnikov rifle and rocket launchers used by brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi in the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack were bought ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 6:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Lagos (AFP) - Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared to be the deadliest attack in the militants' six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday. The human rights group said one witness to the assault on Baga, on the shores of Lake ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 6:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Read Greenwald, defender of the Volkische Beobachtung because it has "free speech rights," here. And ask if the Franco-Iranian ebay billionaire, Pierre Omidyar, who is apparently now financing Greenwald is spending his money wisely, is showing his gratitude to France, and the United States, where he ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 6:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Muhammad bathing in blood - this makes the point. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 6:22 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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From the Express with additional information from the Mirror A POLICE officer has been "deliberately" hit by a car in Paris, French media have reported. The motorist 'intentionally' drove into the policewoman – injuring her outside the residence of President Francois Hollande. The car was driven ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 4:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Hugh drew our attention, earlier, to the singing of the La Marseillaise in the Assemblee Nationale. That is the France we all know, modern France, the France of revolution and laicite. But there is another France, equally real, still present if less obviously visible, a France that was invoked ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 2:49 AM by Christine McIntosh
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here he offers the soothing views of a putative brave critic of how Islam's rules on blasphemy are currently understood, and he calls for Muslim clerics to speak out against the enforcement of blasphemy rules by Muslims through violence. All very comforting and, for some, cause for complacency: Islam ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 10:12 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. Rioufol is pleased with Valls'; speech, though it did not name -- at this point it will have to be others to do it -- Islam but only "radical Islam." Nonetheless, others in the ruling party, and in the UMP too, have not mentioned a war being waged even by "radical Islam." And even better was ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 9:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Published on December 30, 2014. Here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:53 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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From the speech of Manuel Valls at the Assemblee Natinale, January 13, 2015:   Le premier sujet qu'il faut aborder clairement, c'est la lutte contre l'antisémitisme. L'histoire nous l'a montré, le réveil de l'antisémitisme, c'est le symptôme d'une crise de la démocratie, d'une crise de la République. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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The tide of illegal immigrants -- many of the Muslims fleeing the permanent mess of Muslim lands,  but bringing with them Islam, the cause of that mess -- has become a decuman bringing inevitable future horrors for the people and civilization of Europe. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:24 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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One of the better opinion pieces to have appeared in the Aussie press in the immediate wake of the murderous Muslim ghazi raids on Charlie Hebdo and on the kosher supermarket and its Jewish customers, in France.  He doesn't quite say all that he could have said - he does not grasp the nettle and introduce ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:32 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Washington Times: The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol in an Islamic State-inspired attack. Christopher Lee Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, of Cincinnati, was arrested on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, ABC News ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 4:16 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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In the past this sort of story has turned out to be much exaggerated. This one is in writing and is true. Oh dear! From the BBC, via the Telegraph,  The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 1:55 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. The French do not sing La Marseillaise. But they were singing. They do not wave the French flag -- it's deemed too "nationalistic." But there were flags being waved at the March, at other marches too. They do not treat the police with respect, but the theme of gratitude toward the police was ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:40 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here.   Jailed, and if possible stripped of citizenship and deported, back to the Muslim country that they, or their parents, or their grandparents, came from. If the laws are not in place for that, they can be quickly written and passed, Make it an offense, punishable with a large fine and a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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